I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef All Stars Feb 17, 2011

I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef All Stars Feb 17, 2011

Seriously Top Chef? Are you kidding me? We need our eye candy!

Ok I know that they’re all “All Stars” but come on!! Most of the best and brightest are already gone and we still have six weeks to go. I know that’s how the game is played, one bad dish can send you home, they say that over and over. But when we’re watching the more skilled and talented chef’s taking a walk while mediocre chef’s remain in the competition, they must know viewers get frustrated.

Starting at the beginning…The Quick Fire Challenge was cute, having the gang from Sesame Street was adorable, but left us with a weak Quick Fire. Every one of the Chef’s squealed with delight to see Elmo, The Cookie Monster and that other guy. Even the big bad guys, Mike and Richard were star-struck.

The Characters were funny, cracked jokes and made the chef’s giggle while trying to prepare a cookie. Yes, the chef’s are making a cookie. Not exactly the high quality type challenges that we’re used to seeing on Top Chef. I would have expected a bit more enthusiasm for her guests out of Padma, who is a new mother, but she remained an icy bitch. (Thanks for that Allison) It was more difficult for some who admitted to never having made a cookie in their life but Carla loved the challenge as she makes cookies all the time.

When the flour cleared Angelo’s chocolate chip cookie with Belgium nuts and his Banana Milk Shake hit the bottom along with Richard who’s ice cream with Zucchini wasn’t a cookie at all. I would love to see Top Chef tell Richard he can’t use his liquid nitrogen for 1 week and watch him panic not knowing what to do with himself.

The top two with a chance at winning $10,000 was Dale and Antonia. Dale used pretzels and potato chips for his sweet and salty cookie and Antonia made a chocolate cookie with white chocolate chips. In the end Dale took the cash and Elmo giggled his way out of the Top Chef kitchen.

On to the elimination challenge. In a disgusting display of vulgar advertising, the Chef’s were set free in a closed Target store overnight without their beloved knives. Everything they need is in Target and they’re to set up a station, grab appliances, food and even tables then cook for 100 Target employees and of course, the judges. It was great to see Anthony Bourdain back at judges table, he is sorely missed when he’s absent.

The best chef in this competition will earn the highest cash award ever given for one dish in Top Chef history. $25,000 is worth working hard to earn but this was difficult as the chef’s had to foresee their every need as they needed everything from cooking utensils to spices and tablecloths.

Clearly the tablecloth’s didn’t make any difference whatsoever but Carla struggled to find them anyway putting her way behind as she tried to shop for everything she would need, while the others were already cooking.

We didn’t see Chef Tom Colicchio visiting the chefs as they prepared their dishes tonight, not surprising since the chef’s cooked overnight and service began at 3am.

This challenge inspired a whole lot of soup as Mike prepared a Coconut broth with vegetables and while he landed himself as the only chef in the middle of the pack, Padma called him out for calling the Coconut Milk “fresh” asking Mike if he found fresh coconuts in Target. Oops! Mike seems to land in the middle a lot.

In the top three, Antonia prepared a Parmesan egg dish that looked really good, mostly because it wasn’t soup. Joining Antonia in the top was Richard and his pork tenderloin that was described as ugly but delicious.

Finally the top dish of the night went to Dale who had earlier won $10,000, add to that this win of $25,000 and Dale had a really good day. Dale prepared grilled cheese sandwiches under an iron, yes an iron that most of us use to get wrinkles out of our clothes. He added a beautiful piece of steak to his grilled cheese and included a tomato soup on the side that the judges loved.

In the bottom was a tearful Tiffany as she fully expected to be going home tonight. Standing next to Carla and Angelo who have both won several previous challenges, I think we all expected Tiffany to go home.

Tiffany prepared a Jambalaya and was called out for using a packaged spice Creole seasoning rather than creating her own flavors.

Carla admittedly ran out of time and her soup was described as flavorless and in need of a protein. This woman is a talented chef and had a bad day. Carla seems to be a perfectionist and wanted her station to be set up perfectly. Taking a lot more time shopping than the other contestants clearly hurt her.

But it was Angelo’s Baked Potato Soup that got him sent packing. We watched as he prepared the dish and asked for Mike’s advice. Mike suggested adding more salt and ironically the dish was too salty for the judges taste. Ultimately Mike can’t be held responsible as Angelo really needed to get it together. Describing himself as exhausted after being on back to back Top Chef series and missing his family he just lost focus.

Tiffany is also on a back to back season of Top Chef and after being up all night cooking became tearful and emotional at Judges Table. Tiffany has landed in the bottom three more often than any other chef and I feel should have been sent home long before Angelo. Out of the three in the bottom, Carla and Angelo are the more talented and it should have been Tiffany’s time to go.

But as we always say, we didn’t taste the food, Chef Tom has resigned himself to the fact that he will be chastised no matter who he sends home from the All Star crew but taking away the last hot guy probably wasn’t the best move for Top Chef All Stars. I thought Angelo brought some style and class to the competition, as compared to Mike Isabella who is admittedly better than his previous appearance but still doesn’t come across as overly likable.

Only six chef’s left and Richard and his dry ice is definitely in the running but Dale has shown strong in the last few episodes but never count out Carla who seems to have perfected her heart warming dishes.

I still feel Antonia, Mikey and Tiffany don’t stand a chance.
Don’t forget to check out Anthony Bourdain’s blog, always entertaining and while you’re there, read Chef Tom’s excuses why he sent home one of the most talented chef’s.


The talk of the board continues to be The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the relationship between sisters Kyle and Kim Richards.

Kyle released a statement through Bravo recently, she said in essence that viewers didn’t see the whole story and there is much more to their relationship than what we saw on TV. The sisters filmed a few months of their lives yet have a lifetime of history behind them.

I can see that, and I doubt anyone disputes that. That doesn’t change the way the sisters interact. The reasons behind the interactions don’t matter as much as the words that are uttered and the attitude that is reflected.

I simply can’t imagine what could have happened in the past that would cause Kyle to treat Kim the way that she did at the dinner party from hell. Walking out of Camille’s home, Kyle ripped into Kim for arguing with Taylor. Kyle was too busy sniping away at Allison to hear how the argument started between Kim and Taylor but she immediately assumed that Kim was to blame and laid into her.

Nothing would ever allow me to look at my cell phone, see my sister’s number on the caller ID and ignore it. I know it may sound over-dramatic but what if Kim had been in a car accident? What if she needed Kyle at that very moment and Kyle was too busy with her girlfriends and ignored her sister’s call. There was simply no excuse for that in my opinion.

Kyle has little patience with her sister and maybe watching herself on television and seeing how curt she is with Kim, she will change her attitude. I certainly hope so. I think that Kim and Kyle couldn’t be more different people, from their style and demeanor to their attitude toward life, they are polar opposites. Kyle needs to recognize that Kim is not always going to do what she wants her to do when she wants her to do it and lighten up on her sister.

From Kim’s perspective her sister has it all, from an amazing husband to a 2-year old and an amazing new home, Kyle has the perfect life and everything that Kim wants for herself. Kim’s admitted to having empty nest syndrome, although not completely alone quite yet, she did express the desire to have another baby. Kim obviously loves her sister but there could be a bit of jealousy there and has shown some resentment over their childhood. Working constantly has already proven to be tough on child stars and Kim is no exception.

That’s my take on the situation, what do you all think?

If you missed the lost footage or dinner party from hell episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Bravo is replaying them tonight at 7pm/6pm Central then a new Million Dollar Listing will run twice back to back starting at 9pm/8pm Central. Stop back here tomorrow for Quincy’s recap of the Real Estate hunks of Los Angeles.

Madison had this to say on Twitter this morning:

@MadisonMalibu: Can’t believe it. Seagull pecking at my window this morning. #Stop pecking #wakeup

There is television outside of Bravo, I know, you’re all shocked to hear that. Last night on CBS Survivor debuted bringing back Boston Rob and Mean Russell from previous seasons. After so many years Survivor is always looking for new twists, this year they’ve created “Redemption Island” where the voted off castaway lands and is given a second chance to return to the game. I think this will be a good season.

FOX’s American Idol began to air Hollywood week, the grueling week forcing contestants to team up and create a performance for the judges. This was brutal as the singers all shunned one another and avoided teaming up with contestants they felt were less talented than the rest of the group. A 16-year old guy almost couldn’t find a group to join but I was happy to see him make it through to the next round. This show is worth watching for Steven Tyler alone.

Until Next Time….

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276 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef All Stars Feb 17, 2011

  1. Katie (aka kats2) says:

    Moving the following I just posted on the other blog over and now will read Lynn’s new blog on TC.


    Bethenny tweeted the link above, it is a new interview running in us weekly.

    it states that jason is a sales rep. that was a question floating around here a few days ago.

    IMHO – bethenny should gain 5 pounds he face is starting to do that concave thing that Taylor’s face does. There was a point at the beginning of B’s pregnancy where she looked the best ever, and it’s because her face had more weight on it. Go ahead start flogging me. . . .

    • vilzvet says:

      Yes she is going to be on the cover next week with the full story above.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bethenny needs to gain some weight as she looks gaunt/tired. With her busy life I don’t understand why the word diet would even be in her vocabulary right now!

      • Katie (aka kats2) says:

        I agree – it is also making her look much older. that’s what these people don’t get and the injections and filler don’t help this problem.

    • Kellita says:

      There’s an adage that after a certain age, women need to choose between their body and their face. A skinny body will make the face look older and more gaunt. Ugh-aging.

  2. MickeyMouth says:

    “There is television outside of Bravo” – No way, lol.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Love the pics of the godfather & maury~whatever happened to babyjane theme..
      Hi All~have a great day.

  3. Night Light says:

    I am not sure if this has been mentioned but did anyone else notice for all the insults and threats hurled back and forth Kim was the only one that apologized on her own BEFORE the reunion and during the reunion she cringed when they showed footage of her comments regarding Taylor’s lips. Another question, did they show more recent footage of Kim during the producers cut dinner from hell? If there was, I hope that shows Kim’s willingness to come back for season 2. I had never seen any of her movies or who she was but she is TRULY a gentle person.

    • klmh says:

      Ooo, I would like to see Kim back, but she doesn’t relate well with other women. She admitted it at the dinner from hell, when Allison commented about Kyle and her not having a good relationship with women. You can hear Kim’s voice in the background saying it. I wonder why? She seems like a lot of fun and is kind. I like Kim too.

  4. Katie (aka kats2) says:

    Lynn – great recap –

    I love Angelo! I hope I can try his food someday. While I was sad to see him go, he was exhausted and wanted to go see his son. It was hard to see him leave but I’m happy for him and what he gained from this experience. The Judges in the extended judging clip make it clear that Angelo has astonishing skills – I think he will have a great career. I actually think all of these chef’s that are left will have a lot of success after the show. So now it comes down to Richard and Carla – very different styles and approaches that I think would make for a very interesting final. I wouldn’t mind seeing a female win.

    Kim and Kyle – Kyle keeps talking (or spinning) and it’s not helping her at all. Kim has been silent (no interviews, no blogs, no social media of any kind) and the support for Kim keeps growing. And I don’t know this for fact, but I have a feeling that Kim is not talking to Kyle at this point. Perhaps they are working on it or maybe Kim is away getting help but something is amiss (just my gut feel).

    I said it before and I will say it again. Yes all families have history we all know this! I’m so sick of hearing this as the excuse of why Kyle behaved so badly on the show. Camille is not family and Kyle went after Camille with the same fury she went after her sister. Kyle handles all situations that don’t go her way very badly. Since it doesn’t seem Kyle can handle it perhaps she should but her desire for fame on hold while she takes some anger management classes.

  5. Di says:

    Great blog Lynn! Thanks for mentioning two of my fav shows–Top Chef and Survivor 🙂

    I was so shocked to see Angelo sent home last night. His baked potato soup must’ve tasted really bad because I really thought Carla was going to be sent packing since the judged made it sound like her soup was more of a sauce missing a main ingredient. I’ve always liked Carla, but I thought she was in trouble when she was shopping for tablecloths instead of food! What was with the judges saying Angelo’s soup was too thick? I like thick hearty potato soup, I think think thin watery potato soup sounds gross, guess that’s why I’m not a judge.

    As for Survivor, I think they purposely brought in a bunch of dumb followers to keep Boston Rob and Russell in as long as possible. I could be wrong, I think it’s smart to lay low as long as possible in that game, so hopefully one of the sheep will break away. What was with former Special Agent guy or whatever his job was? Did you notice the ? after his title on the screen. Made me laugh. He would be tough to deal with every day. Poor Francesca, I think Christine’s bad judgment sent her to Redemption Island.

    • Amber...RealWife says:

      How salty or thick could Angelo’s soup have been? He kept diluting it and they thought it was still salty and thick. I have made the error of over salting a dish and felt that was ruined. A friend once saved a dish by adding sugar to it to cut the salt, but when I tried that on another dish I just chucked it as it was worse. While seasoning dishes i’ve just decided to add MORE salt to taste AFTER it’s cooked, thereby saving the dish and ensuring good feedback and lower HBP all around. 🙂

      • Di says:

        I know right? It’s funny because I made a ham soup with dumplings the other night and my hubby and I were having the leftovers last night during TC. The leftovers got thicker and saltier, so when he mentioned it before I served myself, I’m like no problem give it to me I’ll fix it. Just added water like with the old condensed soups, stirred and reheated. We thought it tasted great, but I am definitely no top chef. Pretty sure I’d get sent home quickly.

        That’s right Phaedra, I’ll admit it, I used to eat condensed soup from a can, and it totally influenced my cooking. Poor hubby.

  6. klmh says:

    Great blog Lynn. So much history, competition, jealousy and resentment in Kim and Kyle’s relationship. Kyle is a control freak and I hope she can see how badly she treats Kim.

    • vilzvet says:

      Still thinking about how Kim said to Kyle at least three times during the reunion how she loves Kyle, and Kyle never returned the sentiment.

      • klmh says:

        Can feel the tension thru the TV, can’t you? Ugh…

        • PJ says:

          Yes but the tension all comes from Kyle. I think the real problem between the two has nothing at all to do with Kim, but is because Kyle is such a control freak. It’s all about Kyle all the time. If Kim dares to have any kind of independent thought or action Kyle freaks out. Kyle may use the excuse that Kim drinks, which we have not seen any real evidence of, but Kyle drinks and so do most of the others on the show. Kyle is a micro manager and she loves to micro manage Kim; and it looks like she holds it over Kim’s head that she helps her out using that as a reason to be more controlling. It’s just my opinion but it seems to me that Kyle contributes to Kim being emotionally unhealthy by her constant criticism, negativity and meddling in Kim’s life. If my sister tried to over rule me with my children the way Kyle did with Kim we would have a real problem. That was just wrong; no one should ever do that to anyone but much less to a sister. Kyle has a real double standard in her relationship with Kim. My husband has a friend like Kyle and although he can be a lot of fun to be around he also makes his family miserable with his micro managing. Despite how wonderful Kyle paints the picture of her marriage it is very difficult to stay married to such a control freak. You see the cracks in her relationship with Kim because of Kyle’s micro managing and you have to wonder about her marriage. A control freak micro manager cannot be satisfied with just micro managing one person they have to micro manage everyone and everything around them.

  7. quincyil says:

    Gee, the reality life portrayed on TV for Madison must be real. During the cleansing of the home from evil spirits, there were two seagulls tapping his window. I think they are still visiting him. LOL.

  8. WindyCityWondering says:

    It is ironic that the salt card missed Dale but hit Angelo. Tiffany saved herself by playing the small town girl with big dreams card. And I really thought Antonia should have won since she didn’t do soup and took a bigger risk with 100 eggs than Dale did with his ironed grill cheese sandwiches.

    • RubyNewbie says:

      ITA. I’m starting to wonder if they’re voting for personalities and not dishes. As you pointed out, Dale committed the same infraction last week, but got a pass. Are they hoping the longer he sticks around, the better the odds that “old” Dale will come back and throw a tantrum? I’m frustrated that so many lackluster chefs are still in the hunt.

      • mamecastle says:

        He said that he had taken anger management courses. I bet ‘old’ Dale is simmering just below the surface…

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I noticed that too, but wonder if Dale’s was just salty yet Angelo’s was salty and inedible.

  9. klmh says:

    My living will:

    Last night my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them,
    “I never want to live in a vegetative state,
    dependent on some machine and fluid from a bottle.
    If it ever happens, just pull the plug”.
    They got up, unplugged the computer and threw out my glass of wine.
    The little bastards…

  10. Plainview Sue says:

    I knew it would be Carla or Angelo, cos the ads kept saming “a shocking elimination.” I was sure it would be Angelo/Carla/Richard in the final 3. You have to hand it to Dale and Antonia. They have been in the top the last few weeks and winning.

    Huge fan of Survivor and loved the premiere episode! Boston Rob…too funny at tribal!

    I have to agree about Bethenny. She looks way too skinny and is definitely getting too over exposed. I know she wants to do everything, but………………….

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

    I don’t watch Top Chef, but I am loving American Idol so far this season. These 3 judges really have a great rapport and chemistry. There are some very talented young kids too, 16 and 17 years old.

    • Shannon says:

      I agree. I don’t miss the old judges at all. I even like Jennifer Lopez a lot more then I thought I would. Steven Tyler is a great judge. Plus I love it when he breaks out in song, cause I’ve always loved his voice.

      • PJ says:

        I thought I would hate those two as judges. But they are both great. I think having real musicians and performers as judges really is energizing the show. You can see when they are enjoying the performances and they give the kids a break because they understand nerves. There is no ‘you sing great but you don’t look like a pop star’ crap. They understand that image can be tweaked; they are dealing with talent ready to be molded into a great image. I feel they will help nurture the talent, which seemed to be something lacking in the show in past seasons. Let’s face it idol was boring last year, it had lost something. People can criticize Paula but she understood what the contestants were going through, she got it that the constant criticism was demoralizing them and she tried to lift their spirits. As much as people liked Simon this was something he either didn’t get or didn’t care about. Remember in the first season when he called people losers? You won’t see this panel of judges doing that. A case in point is Carrie Underwood, when she was on AI she often seemed stiff to me. But look at her now she is fabulous. Talent has to be nurtured not pounded into the ground. I think the new judges will not only bring back what was lost on Idol but take Idol to a new level. Dare I say actually find talent again?

  12. Rhetorica says:

    Hi! This is my first post; l love your blog. I see many who jump to the conclusion that Kim has a drinking problem, but l think any of us would avoid conflict and have a touch of social phobia after hearing our fiancee murdered while speaking with him. I look forward to chatting. I’m from Chicago but live in NC now. It’s gonna be 64 today!

  13. WindyCityWondering says:

    As for Kim being jealous of Kyle – Kyle has want Kim seems to desperately want – an attentive husband and a younger family. But IMO, Kim isn’t as jealous as she is just very sad (maybe depressed) that her nest is almost empty and she is likely afraid of the prospect of being without a purpose or plan for her own future.

    • error404 says:

      Oh there’s a easy fix for empty nest syndrome:

      1. let a cute, stupid near-do-well employee move in and sponge off of you for years, taking him everywhere with you like a 2nd husband.
      2. get a weird little dog and obsess over it like you’ve got a rare form of OCD. Dress it up in outfits, take it everywhere, write blogs pretending your him, take him on talk shows with you, try to make him a celebrity.
      3. disguise your pain in biting sarcastic humor at other’s expense. Augment that with childish pranks even a 9 year old boy would find jouvenile.

      It’s apparently a winning formula.

      • PJ says:

        Empty nest syndrome or I’m so rich I have nothing better to do than keep people around who amuse me and dress up dogs that have no fur in clothes more expensive than most people can afford to spend on their yearly wardrobe for their entire family and say silly sarcastic things that aren’t really funny because I’m spoiled and bored syndrome?

      • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

        Error, I will be an empty nester as of next fall when my youngest goes off to college, so thanks for the tips. I’, thinking I go with #2, since that’s the only one that fits my personality. And I love big pocketbooks, so all the better.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Who thinks Lisa’s feeling a little lost without her sidekick, Cedric? That relationship was mutually beneficial.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Hi error~long time no see but I have been reading everyone’s opinions. I always wondered too why Lisa always stuck up for Kyle but never even tried to understand Kim. My sister was like that to me as well. Her friends were always more important than me from the time we were 12 & 14 & just got worse from there.
        I would think Lisa would welcome the chance to help Kim who obviously needs it.
        Love & hugs to you..

    • Katie (aka kats2) says:

      I think Kyle is pushing her agenda of what she wants for Kim. Which has nothing to do with what Kim actually wants or any jealousy or desire to have what Kyle has.

      • klmh says:

        We don’t know for sure, but it seems that money is an issue here. Kyle mentioned the 2nd wife thing and eluded to helping with monthly finances for Kim. No one likes to take handouts and resentment would play a part in the relationship. Just a thought.

  14. AZ Girl says:

    I was not able to watch TC last night after the quick fire but I did enjoy the muppets and the cookie challenge. From here on out all liquid nitro should be shelved till the finale.

    Read Anthony Bourdain’s blog and he brought up a great analogy. TC competition is like the NCAA. All the teams that make it are great but one bad day can send you home. That is what makes March Madness so great. The single elimination fight to the finish.

    My prediction for the final 3. Dale, Richard and Carla.

  15. quincyil says:

    There is the cutest photo of Cat from DC hanging upside down over at real city housewife’s blog. The interview is really good. I think I have been converted. I am not a Cat O fan. She’s brutally honest about how she sees things, but she is really funny too. I hope they do have a season two of “The Real Housewives of DC.”

  16. error404 says:

    Big Kathy made all 3 girls live by the 3 golden rules:

    1. get yourself famous
    2. marry a filthy rich man
    3. have tons of kids

    1. all 3 are famous (infamous?) but Kim seems to be the only one famous for actually doing something, rather than being famous for being famous. There are lots of former tv kids knocking around, but Kim is still pretty popular, and certainly wasn’t the worst actor as far as tv kids go.
    2. Kathy and Kim married guys so rich, they make Maury look like a bum, never mind the “local real-a-tour”
    3. All 3 have 4 kids each.

    I hope Kim isn’t jealous of Kyle, because I don’t really see anything to be jealous of.

    But I still don’t understand how Kim could possibly be broke. If she is. How does the ex-wife and baby momma of one of the countries richest men come to depend on the “local real-a-tour” for monthly support? How? It just don’t make no kind of sense. Did a daughter of Big Kathy really sign the world’s worst pre-nup? Did she burn the family manse down during an orgy, causing her to lose any stronghold on a good settlement? Do the two children of a billionaire really get so little child support, that their mom has to depend on a relative for rent money? Is she addicted to some crazy kind of vodka that costs $5mil a bottle? What?

    • Di says:

      your posts always make me laugh error.

    • RubyNewbie says:

      Yeah, I wonder. Were there bad investments? Shopping sprees? Hmmm…

      But anyway, I read Kyle’s interview with NY Mag and she’s still spinning it that if we knew more we’d be more sympathetic towards her. So, basically she’s saying that Kim has done or said things to warrant Kyle’s pissy attitude towards her. In the end, isn’t Kyle still trashing her sister by saying that? She really needs to shut up already.

      • PJ says:

        Kyle can’t shut up because there is nothing that Kyle loves better than the sound of her own voice along with her own good opinion, which is really just her own spin.

      • Di says:

        Sing it Ruby! Shut it Kyle!

        I could find out Kim stole Kyle’s house, husband, whatever, and it still wouldn’t excuse Kyle’s insane behavior. Kyle here’s a thought, be responsible for your own actions no matter what Kim did or didn’t do. So far, I haven’t seen or heard Kim do a darn thing wrong, can’t say the same for Kyle.

    • Brigid A. says:

      Lots of interesting tidbits in that NY Mag interview with Kyle. She claims Mauricio was poor when they met and married, and they built their wealth “together.” Isn’t that sweet? Kyle stops working, has the babies and Mauricio works his ass off, but whatever works.

      If Mauricio is the savvy business guy he seems to be, why is he not persuading his wife to stop the continuous interviews & media appearances. She’s following in the HW tradition of blaming the entire season on editing. Oh, and she talks with Paris all the time about the pressures of being famous. Did I mention the handbag line she’s starting? Maybe Paris is her muse for that enterprise as well.

  17. Katie (aka kats2) says:

    Where is all this Kim is jealous of Kyle stuff coming from?

    • PJ says:

      Yeah I don’t agree with that at all. Kim doesn’t seem like the jealous type at all. Kyle on the other hand may be jealous of Kim.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I don’t think Kim is “jealous” of Kyle, that’s always got a negative feel to it, I think Kim wishes she had all the things that Kyle has but isn’t necessarily angry at Kyle for having them.

  18. PJ says:

    The thing that bothers me about Top Chef is the way the middle of the road chef’s stay safe while one of the truly Top Chef’s can make one mistake and go home. I think it’s deplorable. Angelo was never in the bottom, he made one mistake and he’s out. Why didn’t Dale go home for his overly salty dish? If they want mediocre chefs then they should change the name of the show from Top Chef to Mediocre Chef. I noticed that on AI last night they picked the ones that went through by their performance of the night as well as previous performances being taken into account. If Top Chef really wants to reward winners they should do the same thing. Right now it seems to me that Top Chef rewards mediocrity, what a joke. I just hope that the supremely mediocre chef Mike didn’t tell Angelo his soup needed something on purpose. I just hope that the supremely mediocre chef Mike didn’t tell Angelo his soup needed something on purpose to get rid of Angelo. I hope it wasn’t truly Machiavellian on Mike’s part.

    • Di says:

      Oh no, Mike borrowed Camille’s copy of that book! I agree that some of the best chefs go home way to early every season. I think the TC producers/judges like messing with us. Remember when “they killed Kenny” before his time during his season? (South Park reference) There were so many articles, blogs and comments written about that one–a ridiculous amount of press–that’s when I figured they do it on purpose.

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  20. Olivia says:

    I guess I am much too biased against women who are deliberately mean to others to make allowances for those who practice it.

    Those who come to mind are Ramona, Jill, Vicki, Teresa, and Kyle. They seem to go out of their way to make others feel uncomfortable and take pride in their efforts to do so. I am so sick of hearing Ramona’s excuses for “telling it like it is”, or Kyle’s even less convincing argument of “how much she has had to put up with”. Handy excuses to cover the fact that this is actually who they are; the ultimate “mean girls”.

    Many of the others have some glaring faults of their own but they pale in comparison to these women who say things that are truly hurtful then turn on the tears or wide eyed disbelief that anyone would find fault with their behavior. Ramona has shown her latest example of this behavior by forwarding a Twitter message to thousands of followers exposing the misbehavior of a teen daughter of another castmate. As a grown woman, and the mother of a teen herself, some compassion should have been shown but she chose instead to expose this kid and it is just another example of her “meanness” towards others. Had the shoe been on the other foot we would have heard her outcries from the rooftops.

    These ladies know exactly when the camera is on. There is no excuse to pretend that they were incorrectly edited. This is exactly who they are and how they conduct themselves cameras rolling or not.

    Mean girls includes morons like Trashley who took time to reveal things about Christine that were better left unknown. Yet her behavior can be attributed to her age. These women have displayed character flaws that should never be excused or diminished when what they deliberately say causes another person to be hurt.

    I am just unable to overlook this lack of integrity since it is calculated to offend. It is never a “mistake” or a “misunderstanding” when it is deliberate.

    • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

      I agree with your opinion on the Ramona retweet incident. I remember when it came out, their were alot of different opinions here on Lynn’s blog. I don’t know if you commented then, but I did and I said I felt Ramona was wrong, wrong, wrong. But many people had other opinions, and it was interesting to read all the different angles on the incident. I have not changed my mind about this.

    • Brigid A. says:

      What is most disturbing about the behavior of the BH women (excluding Adrienne) is that their target, Kim, is so emotionally fragile and unable to defend herself. I can’t think of a parallel situation in any of the other franchises. Bethenny and Danielle, for example, are much more resilient personalities. Kelly may be mentally unstable, but the episodes on Ramona’s cruise demonstrated what a vicious woman she is. Kim just has no defense mechanisms and her own SISTER threw her to the sharks without batting an eye.

    • Rhetorica says:

      Just like Kyle did on the reunion show when she was accused of being too tough. She said, “That’s who l am.”

      • PJ says:

        If these ladies have issues with Kim it’s because Kyle talks to them about Kim behind her back. It’s just who Kyle is, a vicious, rabid Pit Bull. Imagine having Kyle for a sister.

  21. Adgirl says:

    Thanks Lynn for another fabulous blog. We were shocked that Angelo went home. As soon as Tom said his food was over salted to the point of being inedible then we knew that was it!
    I love Carla. I want a homey “cook with love” chef to win sometime.
    I was hoping Casey would have made it further this year. She was great until the final cook off against Hung and Dale mostly because she lost her concentration.

  22. patrick says:


    Can’t imagine not picking up your sister’s phone call?!?!? PUH-LEASE! I love my family very much but i don’t always want to talk to them on the phone and have been known to let their calls go to voicemail. This is a ridiculous criticism. Plus, who knows how often kim calls her sister — how often they talk on the phone, etc etc.

    I love your blog but do note a little bit of stubborness in your opinions. Kyle is bad so you find reasons to prove that she is bad. Same with Jill Zarin, etc. Life is grey!

    • RubyNewbie says:

      I do let calls from family roll to voicemail here and there. But, I always immediately check the voicemail for the reasons Lynn mentioned. What is there’s been an accident? Or they’re stuck on the side of the road with a flat? Or somebody’s sick? God forbid. I may be guilty of screening calls, but I always check the messages! 🙂

      Kyle may not be quite as awful as Taylor, for example, but really, her behavior towards her sister was not cool. Even worse since cameras were rolling and she knew it.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      It’s just that Patrick, my opinion. I’m entitiled to it, that’s what I do here. You don’t have to agree, its not “stubborness” and you being argumentative isn’t going to bait me. Tell me why you disagree, don’t just say you disagree.

      Your life may be grey, mine is colorful! 🙂 I’m open to listening, always have been.

      I’m sorry that you sometimes don’t answer your family’s phone calls, I stand by my statement, I would never do that. It could be an emergency. I answer my phone when my sister calls, every single time.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Lynn, Lynn, Lynn, Kyle was way too preoccupied with viewing porno pics of Camille to answer her sister’s phone call, and they were all heading for more drinks at the Polo Lounge. It looked like Lisa even interrupted a call (to Ken?) so she could join in the fun, just a bunch of giggly, silly ladies staring at Camille’s naked pics. They all make me sick.

      • PJ says:

        I agree I would never let my sister’s call go to voice mail unless I didn’t hear the phone ring. It wasn’t just once either, Kim called more than once and Kyle said something in a nasty tone. I don’t know why Kim bothers to have a relationship with Kyle. if Kyle were my sister I would tell her to change or get out of my life. I don’t think that this is just a case of sisters fighting either. I have never had a fight with my sister that even comes close to what happened between Kyle and Kim. I think Kim would be more emotionally healthy without Kyle in her life. Kyle is a negative force who drags Kim down.

  23. Adgirl says:

    Everyone pay attention to the intro this week’s BH Dinner from Hell lost footage episode.
    Bravo is having fun with us!!! HAHA. It’s hysterical
    You see the ladies prancing around in their dresses with new voice over’s.
    Taylor: “Enough! Enough! Girls enough! Enough! Enough!”
    Lisa: “I mean it was a few clowns short of a circus”
    Adrienne: “The medium, I think I saw her down two or three cocktails.”
    Kim: ”Why don’t you blow up your lips some more!”
    Kyle: “This is all bullshit to me!”
    Camille: “She posed naked in Playboy after the OJ trial.”

  24. katlg says:

    Hi All,
    Just checked my email and Betheny will be in Ft. Lauderdale next Friday, February 25th for a Skinny Girl promotion at ABC Liquors.
    Gonna do my best to get there and get the Skinny on this Girl.
    Will let you know if I make it!!!

    • alicia says:

      What time ? I live about an hour north of Ft. Lauderdale so possibly could make it. Should we wear ” I hate Jill Zarin” tees and get pic w/ bethenny ?

      • katlg says:

        5-7:00 p.m. The location is on Federal Highway between Oakland Park and Sunrise Blvd’s, east side in the Whole Foods Plaza.

  25. 2Stupid says:

    I love Bethenny and all, but this is getting TOO MUCH! I bet JZ is not happy….

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Bethenny has had this in the works for a lot longer than Jill Zarin. Bethenny has been talking about this for many months and then Jill jumped on the bandwagon and released hers just weeks before Bethenny’s.

      I know, you’re all going to say I always defend Bethenny but in this case, she did not copy Jill Zarin! Whether Bethenny is spreading herself too thin, that’s another story. I think she just might be, but it is all in the same category at least. Looking good/slim/eating right…

      • 2Stupid says:

        I didn’t mean to imply that Bethenny was copying JZ, it is just too much. Is Bethenny an expert on clothing lines now? I mean she is developing a skin line!?! I think she should have stopped at the books, DVD, and liquor line. These things seemed more authentic (no I’m not Kelly), to he competencies. I just hate it when celebs start making things because the can add their name to something. What’s next the Skinny Girl fragrance? This is the very thing I cannot stand about the Kardashian’s. They lend their name to everything. When I think of lingerie (lazy or not), do I think of Bethenny- NO! At some point you become overexposed and a caricature of your orignal self!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bethenny is striking while her iron is white hot – we are a small part of the market she is trying to reach. She has Bravo success and is trying for national success. As for fragrances? No thanks!

      • tootsie says:

        I would try her fragrance. She has good taste in everything else. I would imagine a fragrance would have a pleasant aroma and hopefully a reasonable price.

  26. Jill’s tweeted Jimmy Fallon.

    Jillzarin @jimmyfallon what do I have to do to be guest on your show? Petition?? I want to do cameo when u do skits again!


  27. LynnNChicago says:


    The latest from Terry Aley 🙂 Enjoy!

  28. girlygirlnyc says:

    Since you mentioned American Idol…. That poor kid that got kicked out of his group. Heartbreaker! I was so happy that he found another group and made it through. I cried my eyes out for him. He handled it so well. I will vote for him based on his attitude alone!

    • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

      The judges were very understanding of his situation and kudoze to his new group. They were wonderful to him. But everyone in the group that kicked him out got through too. I thought the judges should have scolded them a little harder for kicking him out, but they seemed to just shrug their shoulders and let it go. IDK, I guess what goes around comes around, maybe?

      • girlygirlnyc says:

        I think they will get what they have coming when it comes time to let the fans vote – if they get that far!

        • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

          Good point! I’ve got my eye on that young guy with the glasses – he was really mean.

    • Katie (aka kats2) says:

      Me too, I was so touched by how he handled it. He has my support and the kids who did it should be ashamed. KARMA

      • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

        Right, karma. At least the really tall guy with the really deep voice felt bad about it, somewhat.

        • Katie (aka kats2) says:

          Here are the mean kids

          This group, which featured, Clint Jun Gamboa, Scotty McReeery, Monique Dos Santos, and Frances Coontz, were the jerks that kicked little Jacee out.

          • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

            Awesome Katie, thanks.

            • vilzvet says:

              The mean kids group does have some very good singers, all of them really. Honestly, what Idol should do for group week is instead of turning it into a high school gym picking teams nightmare is ASSIGN the contestants to groups, by drawing numbers, etc. That is the only fair thing to do.

              • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

                Yes, vilzvet, you are correct. The mean kids were all good singers. I thought they spent way too much time picking groups, showing us changing groups, etc. There has to be a better way. I thought I may have heard that they used to do it differntly in seasons past?

    • jillz68 says:

      I was not only impressed with his maturity at handling being cut from the group but how his parents reacted as well. When the other group picked him up I was thrilled. Then when he sang and didn’t know the the words I was hoping he wasn’t sent home. He didn’t even want to out the other group for cutting him and complain. I am glad the gal in his group spoke up for him. I just started watching so I have no clue how he sings normally but I was very impressed with him and how he handled the situation. Very graceful. I was a big blubbering mess when they let him go forward. Even Mister Jill68 was touched!

      I was going to boycot this season since I am not a JLo fan and I missed the first few eps. Last night got me hooked.

  29. Jo says:

    Long-time lurker & fan, Lynn! Hopefully this wasn’t already posted but I came across this article on New York Magazine today about Kyle and I think she regrets how she came off towards the end of the season…hopefully she would still consider joining next season’s cast and be the more joyful and sensible Kyle we saw early on. http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/02/kyle_richards_real_housewives.html

  30. FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

    Muppets on Top Chef? TV doesn’t get much better than that (at least since Farscape ended, but Muppets and sci-fi are a whole ‘nother thing). I’ll happily take my Muppets with food. I was disappointed with Richard’s not making a real cookie for this challenge. Couldn’t he have used his magical powers to flash freeze chocolate chips or something? (Not that I have any idea why someone would want to flash-freeze chocolate chips…) Still–ice cream? Really???? (That said, when he did abandon his liquid nitrogen during the Fallon challenge, he got criticized for not pulling out all the stops.)

    I hated that Angelo got eliminated, but I was impressed by his attitude–he knew he was going and he handled himself with class. I had hoped he’d make it to the end.

    I’m not watching Survivor, but I can’t wait for the next season of The Amazing Race. The cowboys are back!!!

    • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

      When does The Amazing Race start?

    • FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

      They’re calling this season Unfinished Business–bringing back favorite teams for a second chance. I can’t wait!

      • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

        I love the Amazing Race – but wondering if it will conflict with Celebrity Apprentice – which starts March 6. Amazing Race is 8PM est- I couldn’t find a start time for Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)

        • FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

          It’s odd that NBC doesn’t list a time, but they do have the series premiere of America’s Next Great Restaurant at 8pm on March 6th.

  31. lillybee says:

    I love the cowboys. Can’t wait for it to start.

  32. I forgot to post another tweet from Jill. She is tweeting talk show hosts today. At least she didn’t beg to appear on Piers Morgan’s show. I doubt that he knows who Jill is.

    Jillzarin @piersmorgan did I tell you how much I love your new show? We were canceled last week but hope to meet you one day

    The show was canceled last week? Does she know something that we don’t know?

  33. WOAH! I just read yesterday’s blog post… Faye is black?
    Is that true?????
    Crazy… I thought Taylor made herself look like a whole new person, but Faye really takes the cake on that one.
    I would never guess the before and after pictures are the same person. That’s why I’m wondering if it’s really true or not. Does anyone know for sure?

  34. Kat says:

    Quincy, how’s the wheelbarrow? Have you broke it in?

    • quincyil says:

      No, it’s still shiny and clean. My brother and I will christen it around 5 PM today when he comes over. LOL.

  35. Paws says:

    Great blog!

  36. TrillianAlice says:

    Great Blog as always

    I thought this was funny. You know when Kyle was yelling at that woman that was all over Mauricio. She was pointing her finger in her face the same way Kim does. I just thought that was so cute, families really do have the same mannerisms.

    Yesterday, someone tweeted Kim “hi” and Kyle wrote don’t forget about me. So, I wrote Kyle that the tweet was for Kim. I know, how childish of me.

  37. tweatcyn says:

    That Living Will joke cracked my ass! Very funny.
    Did everyone see all the drama re “professional blogger” Jenn Sale and her troubles with the law, lies about needing money, felony theft charges pending against her? Fascinating stuff. See the links in today’s RCH blog comments section.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Yes it was commented on ad nauseum here in real time on THIS blog yesterday, complete with RCH’s commentary.

  38. klmh says:

    I don’t know, has this been posted? Lord knows there aren’t too many things she isn’t pitching. Whats next, Bethany make-up, or does she already have a line? Who cares…


    • klmh says:

      2stupid, sorry. I thought this was another promotion she was involved in and you had it up stream. Too many items being promoted by that little lady, jmo of course.

      • Katie (aka kats2) says:

        JMO too! Enough already. She is going to break and it won’t be pretty. And I’m just warning her (Bethenny) now, if she spends S2 whining about how busy she is, I’m Out!

    • mariareads says:

      The thing about B is that she saw money come and go as a kid via all the different boy friends and husbands her mother had. Her father probably withheld $$ if he could legally. The way I see it, she’s “making hay while the sun shines” and is trying to make a nest egg so that there will always be enough. It’s a syndrome that I have seen before in others who came from similar backgrounds. Hell, if I was a hot item and everything I touched turned to gold I would strike while the iron is hot. Fame is fickle and there will come a time when nobody is breaking down her door. Just my opinion but I think I’m pretty accurate. Good for her. Let her make what money she can. She’s pretty damaged from her childhood and it shows in her lack of relationship skills but the one thing I DO see is that she loves that little girl and there is no way she wants her to have a bad life. If she makes mistakes w/ the inlaw situation-she’ll learn. Everything happened so fast w/ the engagement/pregnancy/wedding. She’s just not equipped to deal with all of this without tripping up here and there. I wish her well.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        ITA and I am rooting for her – she is actually working very hard and knows fame is fleeting!

  39. klmh says:

    Were you able to ride today? Envying you if so. This time of year Im ready to get one again.

    • quincyil says:

      No… the ground is really soft as the snow melted. I think it’s slippery. The horses are shoeless in winter.

      • klmh says:

        Ah, there were many days when one of the horses would have a shoe sucked off by mud. We finally pulled them off and just had a trim every 6 weeks or so, but our terrain isn’t rocky.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Just wanted to say Happy Birthday late & sorry about your fall.
        I tried to stay away but I couldn’t .
        I care about you & everyone here.
        I love you stories about what’s happening on nyc wives while we wait. Cannot believe they are putting in miami first~we’ll see & looking so forward to bethenny.
        Have our own rabbit but it is a baby bunny out in the front yard where I feed the birdies.
        Peace & love to us all.

  40. AZ Girl says:

    Article on Camille’s new gig. I think if Camille is just herself this may be the best idea she has ever had. I like it when the HW’s don’t take themselves so seriously.
    Maybe when Jillzy stops thinking she is the reason the world is turning, some day I may actually like her.


  41. Sha2000 says:

    RHOBH withdrawal, wish we had a few more episodes.

    • Katie (aka kats2) says:

      HA! I know but I’m also sooooo happy it’s over!!
      I have my Thursday nights back. I don’t like that Millionaire Boys Club Show.
      What will I do with the extra time?

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  43. PhoneRN says:

    Been reading and enjoying your blog for months now; finally decided to start posting.
    Thanks for the TC recap; I was too tired to stay up to watch it last night. Sorry to hear Angelo got sent home. I liked him and he seems like a talented chef. Too many of the mediocre chefs are just flying under the radar this season – yes, Mike I, talking about you.
    Yesterday Wendy Williams said on her show that Kim is not returning for a 2nd season; I don’t recall what she said her source was. She also said Taylor hasn’t decided if she is going to return (fine with me). If that is true about Kim, I can understand her making that decision. But, I will really miss her. I love her sense of humor and she seems like the most down to earth of all of the housewives in all of the cities.
    In any event, please don’t pick Faye Resnick to replace her – yes, Andy Cohen, I’m talking to you.

    • error404 says:


      “It’s 99 percent certain that she won’t do season two,” explains our source.

      RHOBH fans know full well that the season finale had some serious tension between Kim and her sister Kyle Richards.

      “There is so much more going on than what was shown on TV,” blabs our RHOBH insider. “There was a lot of tension building up over the years, they have a complicated relationship.”

      Even though Kim refused to discuss her possible alcohol problems on the reunion show a few weeks ago, concerned friends aren’t so quiet.

      “It’s a problem. She just won’t show up to events or functions she is supposed to be at, and no one can get a hold of her,” spills our insider. “It’s really affecting her relationships to those closest to her.”

      Of course, because I’m a total bitch, I read “our source” and “our insider” as K-Y-L-E R-I-C-H-A-R-D-S.

      • kbinldo says:

        Well, then I’m a total bitch too, because I’ve got even money on Kyle being the “inside source.”

  44. Connie says:

    If Kyle loves her sister as much as she claims, then WHY would she get her sister to do this show? She has treated her sister with anger, disrespect and like she is a nothing and Kyle is way above Kim. Well, I would rather have Kim as my sister she has a kind spirit. Kyle on the other hand has a mean streak in her and a need to put Kim down to feel better about herself. Also didn’t Kyle say that the nanny left in the middle of the night to Kim during a lunch they had? If so why did she say she has never had a nanny? One last comment, for those who didn’t like Camille because she flaunted her so called ” good deeds” I hope you feel the same way about Kyle who announced to everyone who watches how much she….ooops I mean her husband does for her sister Kim.

    • error404 says:

      but don’t you understand how abusive Kim is? She doesn’t go to parties! I mean, there really is only so much a sister can take!

      didn’t you watch the show? Didn’t you see that selfish druggie Kim moved house instead of helping her sister watch hired staff set up for a children’s party? Do you know the kind of damage that behavior does to a family!

      • jillz68 says:

        What I think would be interesting to ponder is what would Kyle and Little Kathy be like without the husbands? Kyle seems as though she lords her status as the married to a handsome fella socialite who balances it all; kids, husband, acting gigs, etc. Lose the husband(s) and what do you have? Kim. Only Kim actually has a full resume. Kyle’s pales in comparison. Little Kathy’s is laughable. Maybe they have little patience with Kim because all they are is one divorce away from being her. As I have said before, maybe Kim is a drinker or pill popper. She still behaved respectfully to others. Kyle and Kathy need to look at themselves and how much they drink and condone the very bad behavior of other family members (talking to you Paris) before making Kim out to be the one that shames and embarrasses the family.

    • klmh says:

      I think its reasonable to assume Kyle wanted her to make some money on her own, killing two birds with one stone so to speak. Kyle and Maricio wouldn’t have to support her and Kim could make some money on her own. The housewives paycheck was pretty substantial I imagine.

      • error404 says:

        can we at least agree to some rules?

        If we are going to accept as fact that Kyle screaming “my husband supports you like a fu&*ing 2nd wife!” in an angry rage is proof positive that Maury sends Kim $$$, can we also then accept that “guess who drinks all damn day!” is proof that Kyle is in fact the alcoholic Richards. No?

        Well, then I guess we’ll just have to agree that a lot of crazy shit was said in that limo, and pretty much none of it makes any sense to us poor tv viewers.

        I’m still trying to figure out how the “local real-a-tour” ended up supporting the ex-wife of a billionaire. Then again, nothing out of Kyle’s mouth makes any logical sense to me.

        • klmh says:

          Well, I would think a man like Greg Davis would insist on a pre-nup. 2 of Kim’s 4 children are his and they are Whitney, 20, and Chad, 19, so their support is gone, or will be after college.
          As far as Kyle’s drinking is concerned, I haven’t heard anyone other than Kim mention it in the car. I have not seen any evidence that she has been in rehab, and I’ve looked. She needs some anger management help though.

        • PhoneRN says:

          I agree with you Error. Kyle’s remark that Mauricio supports you like a second wife doesn’t necessarily mean financial support, could be emotional support or going over to replace washers in her faucets. All I know is Kyle certainly wanted to shut Kim up in that limo. I think she was worried what else Kim was going to say after she said someone drinks all day long.

  45. klmh says:

    I guess Kim G has a vendetta against Really Old Housewife of Manatee County. Her website is below with her blog. Apparently her address and picture have been publicized after she refused to take down some posters blogs who knew Kim G and were telling stories about her. Kim G had her attorney send a letter threatening her with slander/lawsuit if she didn’t remove it. Obviously Kim is behind the disclosure. I love this lady and her humor and hate that this has happened to her.


    • klmh says:

      I love really old housewife, not Kim G! ACK!

    • Katie (aka kats2) says:

      Yes, it’s disgusting.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kim G is doing this why? She put herself out there as a crazy second string housewife – ROH isn’t the only one who has “commented” on her antics. This is just plain wrong!

      • klmh says:

        I agree! Its really not ROH comments she wants erased, but her posters, friends and neighbors living in Franklin Lakes that know Kim, are spilling the beans on her. They seem to all agree her husband and child are wonderful as is the rest of the family, but that she has just lost it. One of her blogs contains the posts from friends/family of Kim’s and its an interesting read. I hope she hasn’t taken it off.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          I’ve been following this too. I LOVE this lady (almost as much as Lynn LOL) and cannot believe all of this nonsense. Way after the fact too.

          Chilling that someone with money can do this to a “hobby” blogger.

      • Katie (aka kats2) says:

        You guys need to get on twitter.

  46. boston02127 says:

    Peep. That’s it from me for the day.

  47. boston02127 says:

    Mauricio is on Million $ Listing.

  48. Butters'Mom says:

    Just saw the ex Mrs Grammer on s*#* My Dad Says. She was really good and funny. She also got in a snark at Kyle.

  49. error404 says:


    I particularly enjoyed “Kyle Richards In An Autistic Christmas Miracle.”
    Perhaps if Camille had just given her the blanket, things would have gone a lot smoother. 😛

  50. jennifersjail says:


    Let’s get @NaughtyNiceRob to do a show with Lynn! Don’t you think this would be a match made in Heaven???? I just heard that he is very receptive to the idea, but we don’t want the “haters” to interfere. I think it’s time for Lynn and others to learn that fans like us who are civil and kind want to be the ones who have some influence (instead of these felons and weirdos).

    You can even submit your question that you think Lynn should discuss with him!

    Lynn, I hope it’s okay that I’ve come here to say this. If you read this, I hope you will comment on how you feel about Rob and if you think this would be FUN! I think it would be AN ABSOLUTE HOOT!

  51. Brigid A. says:

    Watching Million $ Listing. Josh Altman shares listings with Mauricio. In the scene where Josh meets with Mauricio, the camera focuses on Mauricio’s ringless left hand while he’s pouring coffee, talking on his cell phone, eating. Seconds later Mauricio is wearing his wedding ring. Anyone think Kyle watches this show? I was expecting her head to appear any minute in a talking head interview!!

  52. HD says:

    Hey, All! I had a busy day today and I am just now throwing my two cents into the hat. Not much to add regarding TC. Hated to see Angelo go but you tasted the soup, then you asked another chef and then you added more salt to it. Probably should have left it alone. I did not know your palate gets tired at night. I wish mine did! My palate says HELL YEAH THAT TASTE GOOD at night time! Sigh…

    Bethanny Skinny Line of Shapewear-Jill is doing shapewear, right? Lazy Lingerie? If you are too lazy to put on lingerie do you really feel like having sex? This might just be me but for an intimate night when I thinking of putting on lingerie, I like to shower and put on my perfume and get all fresh and sexy. Not pull off my 9-5 work gear and show of lingerie. I honestly think it is a bad move. Please stick to the drinks. We are in a recession but people still manage to fit in vices. Leave the lingerie to Victoria.

  53. Katie (aka kats2) says:

    Just realized something, Bravo taped new Talking Heads or interviews for the producer cut version of the dinner from hell. This was Kyle’s chance (once again) to apologize to her sister for the following – Kyle went off on Kim after the dinner about starting things with Taylor which is not the case at all and Camille told us it was Taylor who caused the whole NYC situation to get worst. But Kyle still didn’t apologize.

    • Sha2000 says:


      • Sha2000 says:

        I don’t know about this one…cash? Who deals with a realtor in cash even if they are a friend? Sorry, I’m betting rumor on this story.

    • lillybee says:

      If one puts a deposit down on a rental or anything, one does not get it back .
      The money goes to the landlord minus the realtor’s commission. This is done because the landlord is unable to rent to anyone else and if one changes their mind the landlord should not take a loss.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It was a friendship payment owed to the fabulous NeNe Leakes by Sheree for being left alone by the battle happy harpie!

  54. California35 says:

    Hi everyone.

    I hope I don’t sound like Vicky from OC, but I have been working 😛

    I have scan some and noticed I missed Adgirl and Quincy’s B-Days – happy Birthday!

    I agree, B is getting thinner and thinner, but I still like her :-). I hope it isn’t because she is not taking care of herself. I wish I had her problem, you know be able to loose weight and be successful business woman 🙂

    I just saw Camille on &$@#% my dad says. I’m still watching it, and so far she just came out of a house and said hi or something. .

  55. California35 says:

    I will be involved in Survivor – both my BF and my sister are very much into it. I talk to both of them and they both got me into it.

    Oh and Boston Rob is cute and sweet 🙂

  56. Cheri says:

    Just watched s#*$ my dad said, Camille was great, laughed my head off at her talking head

  57. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning & I am sorry about not being here for all the great things that are happening to you all. Sorry about all the bad things we are all going through as well.
    I am way too sensitive sometimes as many people have told me & I will try to toughen up. Things are well with hubby & kitties..glad the snow finally melted & I hope you are all looking as forward to spring as I am.
    Peace Love & Hugs to you & Lynn Fam & Q
    Please forgive my mood swings~still going through flashes & cannot remember shite.
    Have a grand day..

  58. twoile says:

    Good Morning< Just wanted to suggest that Kim of Kim & Kyle duo, is among of the walking wounded…..often heard of very kindly types @ 12 step programs…Kyle is green w/envy of Kim's reputation as a Child Star….whereas Kyle is known as "one of". Little Kathy's only claim to fame is wife of &/or mother of,…nothing on her own. The mothering provided by big kathy set the stage for all this dysfunction & lack of self awareness (denial). If Kyle doesn't acknowledge her responsibility in the dynamics between she & Kim then of course she then requires no change & leaves Kim in the wrong ergo Kyle is right & that is her conviction as we can see from her responses to critique in blogs IMHO.

  59. terry aley says:

    Nurse/Countess LuAnn says she made her “Broadway debut” last night. Can you see my eyes rolling from over there? http://terryaley.com/2011/02/17/real-housewives-fast-blast-break-a-leg-luann-seriously-break-one/

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