IHJZ Top Chef All Star Finale – Bravo’s Big Night

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Top Chef All Stars – Finale


Just two chef’s left, Mike Izabella and Richard Blaise.  Two very different styles of cooking and two very different personalities.  The other major difference is how different they both are as opposed to their original appearance on Top Chef but not always in a good way.

Richard was the contestant who was innovative, very talented but one of the nicest guys that you’d ever want to meet.  He returned for All Stars a bit more cocky, a bit arrogant and a bit more annoying to be honest.

Richard got a lot of recognition for giving a helping hand to his fellow chef’s, he did a lot of that on his original appearance on Top Chef.  This time around he did help out his peers as well but not nearly as frequently and mostly when it was a team situation and in the end helping his teammates helped his team to win.

Mike Isabella didn’t stand a fighting chance on his original attempt at Top Chef.  He had the unfortunate luck to be cooking against the Voltaggio brothers, Michael and Bryan, Kevin Gillespie and Jennifer Carroll.  Four of the most talented chef’s ever to appear on the show.  Mike was doomed before he walked in the door.  Nevertheless Mike was cocky, arrogant and overly confident.  He came across as writing checks that his talent couldn’t come close to cashing.

When Mike returned for this All Star Season, I admit I was expecting the same arrogant Mikey from Season Seven but he had changed!  A bigger man in more ways than one, he had more humility a bigger heart and a bigger waistline.  He was upbeat and more positive without being so over confident or cocky.

Polar opposites, Mike and Richard were simply given instructions to open a restaurant and prepare a four course meal of their choice.  As always in the finals they are given help in the form of former contestants.  This could really make or break a chef and so the two sat discussing who they will pick when the time comes.

The time came and they didn’t get to pick a chef, they got to pick a dish.  All of the eliminated chef’s were told to prepare a dish for Mike and Richard to taste then the finalists would choose three dishes each, whoever prepared those dishes would be their extra hands in the kitchen.  I thought that was brilliant!

I was a little surprised that they didn’t seem to know at all who cooked which dish, they both wanted Jen Carroll on their team yet neither were able to find her dish.  Neither chef wanted Marcel and they were both able to avoid that dish.

In the end, Mike had three ladies that he called his “Angels”.  Tiffany, Carla and Jamie.  All three ladies tried to help Mike initially by suggesting dishes but in the end Mike had a game plan already in mind and ignored all advice.  He wasn’t happy having chosen Jamie as she really had a bad season but she seemed to work out in the end.

Richard wanted and got Angelo on his team along with Spike and Antonia.  Richard was worried about Antonia as she had only just been eliminated and could still be bitter or emotional and he was worried about Spike as he seemed to just want to go jet skiing with the group.  Again, they worked well together as a team in the end.

Both chefs prepared the menu that they wanted to serve without any drama or issues with their crew.  No one was ill, no one had a weak link on their team that threw them off their game, no last-minute twists were thrown at them, it was a fair fight to the end.

The judges seemed to really enjoy both meals, they went to each finalists restaurant in shifts.  They made all the right “yummy” noises and both chef’s received some of the highest compliments we’ve ever heard on Top Chef.  Words like, “outstanding” and “excellent” described the meals but we also heard Chef Tom say “the best he’s ever had” Gail used phrases like “Stroke of genius” and “food you crave”.

A few small glitches as Mike took a bit too much time between courses at one point and Richard’s Foie Gras Ice Cream (yuck btw) had a strange texture during the first seating.

The one little controversy, if there is one, would be Richard’s instruction to Spike during service.  Spike was told to listen to the judges feedback and bring the information back to Richard in the kitchen.  This allowed Richard to change the texture of his ice cream and improve upon the dish for the second set of judges.

Apparently that is not against the rules but it seems like it should be.  Maybe Mike should have done the same with his front of the house person, Carla.  I’m not sure that this stunt changed the outcome of the finals but no one seemed to have a problem with Spike’s covert operation.   I admit it was pretty funny watching him in his fedora hat trying to look inconspicuous.

I was disappointed a bit that Anthony Bourdain wasn’t part of the finale, he is listed as a judge this season but we didn’t see him on every episode, not even close to every episode.   It think he was absent more often than not.  Hubert Keller was a good substitute but still, I miss Bourdain.

In the end Richard took the win as most people predicted, the photos that leaked out several weeks ago of the reunion filming gave us a pretty good hint at the winner.

Chef Tom Colicchio details why Richard took the win over Mikey in his blog:

http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-8/blogs/tom-colicchio/phenomenal-finale

After the final rose…er after the final dish Bravo aired an episode of Watch What Happens Live with both Mike and Richard as Andy’s guests.  At the same time and in the same location, Bravo was hosting it’s Upfront party with Housewives, Chefs and Designers.  These Bravolebrities became a part of Andy’s audience for WWHL.

There were some interesting questions for the chef’s.  A question directed toward Bravo’s newest Top Chef, Richard was answered by runner-up Michael since Richard seemed hesitant to respond.  “Which contestant should have gone home sooner on Top Chef All Stars?”

This is a question that we’ve been discussing for several weeks now and Mikey verbalized what we’ve all been saying for quite some time.  Angelo, Dale and Jen should have stuck around longer and Tiffany should have gone home sooner.  Ooo’s and Ahh’s around the Bravo Clubhouse but it was honest and if Richard had the balls, he would have said the same thing.

Andy checked in with Padma in Los Angeles and Gail in Chicago for a few fan questions but also to award the Top Chef All Star Fan Favorite.  I was quite disappointed that Tre wasn’t even in the top two but it was expected.  Fabio in Los Angeles and Carla in Chicago were the top two fan favorites but this time Carla took the win and the $10,000. prize money.  (Carla and Fabio battled it out as fan favorites in their season and Fabio won the last time)

Next up for the Top Chef franchise is Top Chef Masters, hosted this time by hunky chef Curtis Stone to begin airing next week after Top Chef All Stars reunion.

Andy showed a quick clip of the Reunion show that will air next Wednesday night, eliminated contestant from Season Two, Elia Aboumrad had been very vocal in her criticism of Chef Tom Colicchio regarding the meats that he purchases for his restaurants.  Andy shows us a scene confronting Elia about her comments and she stands firm against Tom while Jennifer Carroll nods her head in agreement.  We rarely see Tom Colicchio upset or angry but he certainly is defensive and calls Elia out for making this personal.

We know that Elia was very upset over being eliminated first in this competition and Jennifer was none to pleased about her order of elimination, was this personal against Tom?  I can’t wait to see more of this debate next week.

Bravo’s Upfront’s

Three simultaneous parties took place last night to celebrate the new Season of Bravo shows.  In Los Angeles Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi hosted Bravo cast members on the West Coast.  Real Housewives of Orange County rubbed elbows with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  Let’s hope no one from the OC asked to borrow money from the BH ladies.  The horrible Patti Stanger was there, Top Chef Masters host and Celebrity Apprentice star Curtis Stone joined Padma in Los Angeles.

In Chicago the Real Housewives of Atlanta were joined by Bethenny Frankel, Top Chef’s Dale and Tiffany.  Top Chef All Star Fan Favorite Carla Hall and Gail Simmons all gathered at Top Chef Season Four Winner, Stephanie Izard’s new restaurant “Girl and the Goat”.

Some photos from Stephanie:  http://ow.ly/i/9KKA

Congratulations to Stephanie on her new restaurant opening in Chicago and for hosting the Chicago Bravo Upfront’s.

At the center of it all, The New York Bravo Upfront Party included all of the New York Housewives, The New Jersey Housewives, Top Chef winner and runner-up Richard and Mike along with Rocco DiSpirito, Jennifer Carroll and of course Andy Cohen.

A You-Tube Video of the Orange County Housewives arriving at the Los Angeles Party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lcqWlQJJ3E

A You-Tube Video of the Beverly Hills Housewives arriving at the Los Angeles Party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nze0ts1Rx5Y

@LisaVanderpump What a night and great reaction to the news of rhofbh returning ….gigster danced the red carpet…out of control!

Some photos that the Bravo Celebrities tweeted:

RHOBH With Brad in Los Angeles

Bravo announced it’s upcoming season renewal of Bethenny Ever After (season three) and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (season two) as well as some new shows that include old favorites like Jeff Lewis and Brad Goreski.

Breakthrough by Bravo -network announces 11 new series and 5 returning http://bit.ly/g1upGv

Andy Cohen posted a lot of photos from last night’s events:
Portrait of a Housewife – Ramona Singer @ http://look.ac/ecEwsz

Kelly Bensimon always sums things up well:

@kellybensimon
Tks @bravotv for the amaze event. @bravoandy was so fun and handsome. Cant wait @roccodispirito new show.

Until Next Time…
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311 Responses to IHJZ Top Chef All Star Finale – Bravo’s Big Night

  1. nic says:

    Does this mean RHoDC is definitely not coming back?

  2. DJ Fruit Loops says:

    i would think so but even when you ask bravo directly they dont reply

    • error404 says:

      I find it hard to believe that only 5 existing shows are returning. I also find it hard to believe that they issues a press release about their line up and didn’t at least mention which shows are currently under negotiation. No mention of RHoNY coming back, yet the entire cast was on display at the party celebrating the press release. WTF?!

      • HD says:

        I thought these were new shows.

        • error404 says:

          the release also contained this gem:

          “Additionally, the network announced that it will renew several of its biggest hit series including second season pick-ups for both “Top Chef Just Desserts” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills;” a third season of “Bethenny Ever After” and fourth season pick-ups of both “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.””

          • lovemamaearth says:

            They could drop Atlanta too imo. I hope it’s true that NY & DC are dropped. I’d much rather watch people like Bethenny, Sean the wedding planner, Nick, Julie, Gina, etc. Characters but not hateful.

          • DJ Fruit Loops says:

            those ARE the 5 returning shows
            the release was very hard to read wasnt it

  3. DJ Fruit Loops says:

    oh thank goodness teh real fan fave won
    that would be my fave and who i voted for
    Carla Hall

  4. error404 says:

    The whole thing is so weird IMO. Why have a 3-city series of events prominently displaying the casts of TC, MM, RHoNY and RHoOC yet also conspicuously fail to mention all 4 shows as returning in your press release! Patti’s the only one I could see them letting go, especially since one of their new shows sounds exactly like her. But wouldn’t last night have been the perfect time to announce TC returning? It’s all so weird.

  5. HD says:

    Can someone tell me why Brad has a show, please?

    • error404 says:

      Love him or hate him, it’s obvious he’s a Bravo favorite. I also think he has a natural charisma like Bethenny and was the obvious break out star of TRZP. I know a lot of people dislike him, but a lot of people disliked B also. I know Taylor has fans, as does Jill to my shock and horror. LOL It’s just that the majority of viewers like B and B, so presto chango, spinoffs.

      • error404 says:

        speaking of which, The Rachel Zoe Project is another one not mentioned as a returning series.

        • HD says:

          I don’t like or dislike him he just is there to me. Do you think he can carry a show?

          Maybe Rachel is just focusing on her baby although with her personality I cannot see that. But babies do change people.

          • error404 says:

            I actually think he’s been carrying a show for 3 seasons now! LOL

            I think Brad is who Bravo had in mind when they cast Max on BGM? only Max couldn’t pull it off. This is just me, but Max always seemed like a TV personality forced on B. It seemed painfully obvious she really wanted to hire the ugly guy with zero on-camera charisma and Bravo was all “Oh HELL to the no!”. LOL

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              ITA! And now Max has been pawned off on Shawn…..a Bravo talent test most likely.

            • DJ Fruit Loops says:

              if you mean the one she got to do her blog he has a lot of personality he is a very funny guy if your on twitter follow him you will be suprised

          • DJ Fruit Loops says:

            He Carried Rachels show the whole time he was on it
            He is very funny warm and easy on the eyes

      • VAgirl says:

        ITA

  6. error404 says:

    someone asked about “9 by Design” on yesterday’s blog. The Novograts announced on their FB page that they have a new show coming out on HGTV but all fan questions about 9byD and Bravo go unanswered.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Thanks 404 that was my question. The only thing new on the list that looks interesting to me is Jeff Lewis’s new show.

  7. Sha2000 says:

    Anyone here in central FL besides myself & Amber? Wild weather here since last night…hope it’s finally stopping. They said there were over 10,000 ( that’s right) lighting strikes recorded in Tampa in one hour earlier this morning. So much rain my husband had to empty the pool the water was getting close to the house…

    • neroes says:

      I’m just south of you in Manatee county. We’re under a tornado watch. Any more rain and the goldfish in my pond will be swimming out into the yard.

      • Sha2000 says:

        We get “walking” catfish on our street when it rains this heavily & floods our retention ponds here, bet there will be a few today, freaky!

      • jeang says:

        I am in Alturas and looks like tornado conditions are heading my way. Getting ready to go into inside laundry room with my dog. Power just went out.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Jeang,
          Look for calm skies, low horizon line & a greenish hue to the sky…tornado is defiantly possible then. I lived through 12 years of tornado seasons in TX, I can literally look at the sky & know when to seek interior shelter asap. If you still have internet keep watch at http://www.noaa.gov/
          local warnings & keep safe!

        • jeang says:

          Storm has passed, power still out, otherwise ok….Was doing some major praying as the winds were nearly as bad as hurricane.

    • alicia says:

      I ‘m in south fla and we are having really high winds. Decided not to ride my horse today, the wind makes him so spooky !

      • Sha2000 says:

        Don’t blame you! Decided to not ride my car today, lol wind on the road makes me spooky! 🙂 Kept the kids home; was not about to trek the 18 1/2 miles each way twice a day to school today.

    • quincyil says:

      I waited at Orlando Airport for 8 hours, changed gates 3 times and they lost both of our bags along with the bags of 20 other people after we flew through those clouds at dark. It was better after South Georgia, but not great.

  8. Kashma says:

    I have no idea why you seem to dislike Richard so much. He was extremely helpful to people this go-around. He was the key helper/innovator in Restaurant Wars, he helped Antonia with the tongue. He helped Mikey on the island challenge. Anytime he was asked, he helped. He even said he wished Fabio came to him for help with the burger being that he has a burger restaurant.

    You made a comment that he should have offered to help more? Why? Others certainly didn’t for one, and two this is a competetion! If unless it’s a team challenge, he shouldn’t feel obligated to help. The fact that he did help on the individual challenges shows his character.

    Hung, Hosea and Mike V. were I thought more cutthroat and arrogant in their approach. Seriously…what more you would want from him? Tie one arm behind his back so Mike can have a shot in winning?

    Mike was extremely arrogant, cocky, and downright gross. Burping, farting and flicking boogers at Antonia I thought was downright disgusting for one. He completely threw Marcel under the bus. He was an A hole in that kitchen cursing during RW, but blamed it on Marcel’s being immature? This coming from the booger flicker?

    He also stole Richard’s dish from his book! If that was a book of poetry and he took one of those poems and claimed it as his, that would be considered plagerism without a doubt. He should have be called out for that and his prize taken away.
    I have been to Richard’s Restaurant and exhanged emails with him. He is a very nice, gracious and humble person.
    Is he confident? Yes…but I feel he had the talent to back it up. Heck, even his teammates put him up on another level. In the Us Open, the other team was set to lose a point with their worst dish against Richard. Any time anyone had a question, he was the go to person. You can tell people looked up to him and respected him on the show.
    I think a great chef does have to project confidenece with traces of arrogance but have the talent to back it up. Heck if you don’t have faith in yourself and your abilities, how are you going to sell yourself, concepts and restaurants?
    You have a right to your opinion, but I really beg to differ. I just think Richard got more confidence this time around, and felt this was an opportunity for redemption and he got it.
    I do wish he went up against someone else. If Dale Jen Carla and Marcel made it further and if one one them was in the finals I think it would have been more of a battle for the title. Mike’s childish, boorish plagerist behavior lost my respect and I would be scared to eat his booger infested food. Gross!

    • HD says:

      I don’t have a problem with Richard. But I do want to say in regards to your statement about Mike stealing that recipe. Richard shouldn’t have pulled out his book. They are competitors. Do you think Coke reps are pulling out their recipe in front of Pepsi reps or KFC sharing its spice blend with Popeye’s?

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        LOL~I didn’t watch of course. I don’t like that they make someone go home from a cooking show.

      • Kashma says:

        I agree Richard should probably have been more careful. I do think Richard doing that shows that he’s not as cutthroat as people are trying to project him to be here.
        I think Richard was being trusting and expecting people to follow the “chef code” if you will…that you don’t steal anothers dish. Michael doing that took advantage of Richard’s trust and he should be ashamed and apologize to him for that.

      • VAgirl says:

        My thoughts exactly. I don’t think Richard acted confident really. He was always second guessing himself.

      • DJ Fruit Loops says:

        just because it was pulled out he didnt have to even look at it
        let alone steal from it
        personally i didnt care which of the 2 won they werent the ones i liked

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I always saw Richard in the final two. I agree that Mike shouldn’t have been in the final two. I may have sounded a bit harsh in the blog about Richard, I do like him a lot but there is no denying he’s changed.

      He was much more humble and sweet on his first appearance. I didn’t like hearing him so arrogant and cocky and even saying he’d rather go up against Antonia because she’d be easier to beat. That wasn’t nice.

      That said, he deserved the win, no doubt about it.

      • Mookies1mom says:

        I think that Richard, like a lot of other chefs, is a little cocky. I think you almost have to be in order to run a kitchen or restaurant. Richard seemed to always think he was going to lose or what he could have done to make his dish better. Also, remember his wife was in his words “very pregnant” while all this was going on. He had to be worried about her and the pregnancy as well.

        He’s a little kookie and a bundle of nerves it seems, but I always like him, in this season and in his original.

        Now, the thing that mad me angry is that we did not see enough of Anthony Bourdain. Period, end of sentence. He was said to be one of the judges but wasn’t there enough. I love his show and I’m sure that had something to do with it. But he is just so funny and doesn’t mince words. I missed that.

  9. error404 says:

    OT HD, but when does voting on your comp end? I hoping you win!

  10. error404 says:

    BF on FB:
    “Okay, for those who saw, Let me be clear: Bravo made me come to their event at 7P. I was bombed when I went live at 9:27P BUT I’m really rooting for Kim Zolciak!”

    Um… can someone please tell me WTH she’s talking about? What does Kim Z and TC have to do with each other? Is it just a joke falling flat? I’m lost.

  11. error404 says:

    HA! I can’t believe I forgot this little tid-bit! A friend of mine auditioned for s2 of Work of Art, so I assume it’s coming back. Back to my “senior moments” now. lol

  12. WindyCityWondering says:

    Richard is top chef because it is about being a leader, getting the best from your staff and putting your guests dining experience in the mix with creative dishes. This became clear during restaurant wars and shown again last night that Richard really understands what a chef does. Mike is a cook and Richard is a chef and Carla is fan favorite! It was a good season.

    • HD says:

      WCW…Mike is NOT a chef. He is a cook. Just because you cook for a few parties does not a chef make. And he’s a hobag…Oh my fault. I had a Kelly moment. 🙂

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        lol Had a “Kelly moment” last night when Tom C gave his definition of a chef!

    • PJ says:

      Why do people say that someone is a cook and not a chef? Is it meant to be an insult? A chef is a cook; you have to be a cook to be a chef. The thing that makes a cook a chef is that the chef is in charge of the kitchen. If Richard was addressing Mike in the kitchen he would call him chef. Mike is a chef.

      • HD says:

        @ PJ…I was being funny quoting Kelly from the infamous Scary Island episode when she argued with Bethanny.

        I would imagine and this is just HD-ology that a chef has a little bit more refinement and skill than a line cook. I can cook and quite well. Would I call myself a chef? Hell no. There must be an obvious difference that I am not aware of because some cooks are not allowed to wear the chef’s jackets.

        • DJ Fruit Loops says:

          I think PJ got it right
          they can all be cooks but a Chef is in charge of the entire kitchen and staff

  13. FlowerPower says:

    I am so happy Richard won! I was afraid he’d disintegrate like a staked vampire on Being Human if Mike won. Loved the twist with having to choose their teams by taste test.

    This season had started to feel endless, but the last two episodes redeemed it. I’m looking forward to the new Top Chef Masters.

    And hurrah for Carla!!! (Sorry, Lynn, but I too voted for Carla as fan fave.)
    😀

  14. Butters'Mom says:

    Lynn-
    What no comment about Jill tweeting you? I have been on pins and needles awaiting your thoughts on this surprise.

    • Sha2000 says:

      ? ! what did she say….??

      • Butters'Mom says:

        JlLL_ZARlN JlLL_ZARlN
        by LynnNChicago
        @LynnNChicago you’re incorrect about the # of fans I have. I have a total of 119. Not 102.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Thanks, just read on Twitter. lol 🙂 good… does this mean their friends? Come on Jill how about an interview w/Lynn then? It’s all good.

        • AZ Girl says:

          Wow! I am so glad we got those number’s right! Go Jill! 17 makes a huge difference when it comes to watching you lay on a bed and having your dog fart off camera.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Jill, who doesn’t know Lynn, knows what Lynn has to say…..another reason why IHJZ!

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          wha? how the hell did I miss this one?

          OK so she just verified that she DOES read the blog. And she DOES know who Lynn is.

          (waving) hiiiii Jill! Um… about those Ustream videos…no. just no.

          • Sha2000 says:

            I saw one video. The best advice I can give is add actual content; know what you are going to say and keep it interesting. Also, get out of bed. Look like you are welcoming your guests. Do those few things and your audience should increase.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Haha thats not the REAL Jill Zarin 🙂 Just a parody

        • DJ Fruit Loops says:

          but isnt that the FAKE JILL just for laughs

  15. TLM says:

    Holy f-balls. Did everyone see this lunacy on Twitter? Does she not get that this is neither funny, nor interesting, nor charming? To quote her, “it’s creepy.” Yet she thought it deserved three posts, lest anyone miss this critical info:

    kellybensimonKelly K. Bensimon
    @jillzarin #rhony fans cant believe i change my own toilet seat. i thought i was “socialite” and “up here.” Lol
    29 MarFavoriteRetweetReply

    kellybensimonKelly K. Bensimon
    Replacing toilet seat. #kellydiy http://yfrog.com/h78baehj
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    kellybensimonKelly K. Bensimon
    Replacing my toilet seat. Its so easy #kellydiy
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  16. AZ Girl says:

    Thanks Lynn for the blog. It was a great re-cap.
    I was rooting for Mike and I really thought he did a great job. Richard according to Tom C’s blog had one dish that was really outstanding (Hashimi in the first course) over Mike’s salad which gave Richard the win. I did not like Spike “lurking” around to listen to the comments of the judges. To me that show’s Richard’s lack of confidence.

    WWHL was strange. Mike was drunk and both Richard and Mike looked like they just got out of bed. Their clothes were all wrinkled and they were unshaven. It was quite a contrast to everyone else at the parties being dressed up. Glad Carla got the fan favorite win. Fabio looked lovely. Looking forward to Top Chef Master’s Season 2.

    Curtis Stone has probably taken about 10 showers after having Patty Stanger hanging on him. YUCK!

    • VAgirl says:

      I was rooting for Mike, too. When Andy asked each one which was their favorite Bravo Celeb they met at the party last night, Richard said Luann and Mike said Tabitha. Nuff said. Yeah, they both looked pretty rough.

      • JKW says:

        I wanted Mike to win also. Richard was kind of creepy/weird this season. He also pretty much admitted he cooked for the judges and not himself. Mike cooked his own food and did a good job of it. Not sure why he shouldn’t have been there since they said it was 2 of the best meals they had been served.

        • JKW says:

          Oh yea, I think 2nd place should get something also. Favorite chef is nice but it makes no sense for them to get money when the other finalist doesn’t get any. I always wonder if the judges didn’t know who cooked what if the judging would have the same results ? I think everyone pretty much decided Richard was going to win. It would be nice if they tasted the food without knowing who cooked it in every competition.

    • VAgirl says:

      Oh, I forgot, AZ. Hope you enjoy watching B-ball this weekend. I have to pull for VCU since I’m Virginia born and raised, but I like Butler, too. So I hope whoever wins between Butler/VCU wins the whole shebang! I’ll be thinking about you while I’m watching. Go Rams!

      • AZ Girl says:

        I can’t wait for this weekend. Love that either Butler or VCU will get into the final. That wipe out of a game of VCU and KU was amazing.

    • Adgirl says:

      OMG Richard, Mike and Harold all looked like hobos. Richard was so pasty my husband said he must have been in prison for 6 months.

  17. WindyCityWondering says:

    I really wished that Anthony Bourdain was there for the finale – he adds so much more to the judging table with his ability to get the other judges to come out of their comfort zones and make bold statements. His blogs were the best as well.
    Bring on Curtis Stone and Top Chef Masters!

  18. boston02127 says:

    Thanks for the new blog Lynn. I didn’t watch Top Chef but I read the blog.

    What is an “upfront” party?

    • Adgirl says:

      I think that’s when the network shows off their upcoming shows and talent for the advertisers.
      The movie studios have trade shows too called Show East and Show West. I went to Show West once and saw like 75 movies stars at one time pushing their movies to the theater owners. (btw the men are all shrimps.)

  19. Adgirl says:

    Thank God that praying mantis starving china doll won’t be hosting TC Masters again.
    Yuck! I don’t know who she is but we noticed she never ate anything, knew nothing about food and basically looked like her teeny body couldn’t support her head. I think they hired her simply because she is exotic looking like Padma. Padma might be an arrogant bitch but she does know food.

    Curtis is a little show boaty in a Food Network kind of way for TCM but he is a huge improvement.

    • FlowerPower says:

      I had to google Curtis. I’ve never seen him on anything. Kelly was dreadful, though. (Speaking of dreadful, while we’re replacing hosts, can someone please get rid of Brooke Burke on Dancing With the Stars? Pretty please?)

  20. Sha2000 says:

    On RHoNJ Joe:
    “A report that came out last year also stated Joe’s license has been suspended a total of 9.4 years out of the last 20 years due to numerous driving sanctions.”
    http://www.realitytea.com/tag/joe-giudice/

    Over nine years suspended & no jail time? Whats the point of suspending it then? Apparently NJ’s justice system is failing as bad as this guy is.

    • error404 says:

      Sorry, I know this makes me a bad person, but every time I read the words ” Teresa Giudice Was Punched In The Face After Starting Bar Brawl” I want to break out into applause! lol

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        ITA and I wonder what exactly she said to earn it because from where I sit – she ain’t nice, not nice at all.

        • DJ Fruit Loops says:

          as much as i hate Trampolina aka Tamra i would never say i want someone to punch her in the face

          thats a bit much

  21. boston02127 says:

    Jill can finally leave her bed for her Upstream broadcasting show. (ha ha)

    Her tweet~~
    Look what we were sent from our production company as season 4 gift? http://twitpic.com/4f9uk9

    • VAgirl says:

      I have to say if that’s Jill’s apartment she’s standing in, her decorating style is atrocious! Yuck!

    • Nancy says:

      What was her point in tweeting this? This is something a 13 year old would say.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      She regifted a fugly chair from Bravo? How very special, and cheap and tacky.

    • error404 says:

      I know I’m in the minority here, but here goes:

      Brad’s decor is not to my taste. I does however IMHO have taste, just not mine. It is at least something to react to, and I can respect that. It is also a 150% improvement over the dreckitude she had before Brad redid it.

      As funny as B’s “versace/liberachi/cookerachi” joke was, her own decorating “skills” are so safe, they are basically non existent. Yes, I could live in B’s apt more comfortably, but that’s not saying much. For all her $millions, B is a tight wad and probably spends more on a pair of shoes then she did on her couch. She and Jason live like kids right out of college, and I swear most of it looks like it’s from Ikea. LOL

      • Noreen says:

        I have noticed the same thing about B’s apartment. Very simple. She has mentioned many times how she edits her closest and belongings all the time. She must be a KISS girl. Keep it Simple Stupid (or Sweetie)! I like a little more personality in my house but hopefully not as much as Jill’s place.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        yes totally agree!

        The apartment was featured in Traditional Home- and it is lovely.

        I don’t think it photographs well, the wallpaper has a shinier darker diamond like pattern that seems to catch the camera’s flash in all the wrong ways.

        Also- Ally’s room is CONSTANTLY featured in designing blogs because of the innovative treatments to her ceiling.

        It’s not everyone’s cup of tea- but I LIKE that Jill/Brad went out on a limb to make a statement. But then again I also like Dina’s style- so maybe I’m not the best judge? LOL

        • VAgirl says:

          I guess I’m more of a KISS person, then. Prefer understated rather than over the top.

        • error404 says:

          Jill’s apt has texture, pattern, and detail with all rooms woven together by the same color scheme of blues and metalics.

          B’s apt has 3 rooms, each a separate and clashing color. It reminds me of the scene in Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House where Myrna Loy gives a lengthy and detailed instruction on the very specific shades of colors she wants for each space and when the painter turns to his assistant who was writing down copious notes and asks “Did you get all that?”, his reply is “Yeah. Blue. Yellow. Green.” LOL I think B sent Jason to Home Depot one weekend with yellow/pink/brown written on a scrap of paper and when he came back, they spent the day painting the apt together. LOL

          • quincyil says:

            B’s art is not that great too. I think the two on the kitchen wall was chosen for color not composition.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        And because of that, B will never declare bankruptcy most likely. Our country needs more like her imo. Like the saying “live simply so others can simply live”.

        I loved the up thread comment that the back of Jill’s chair says Bethenny. ha.

        • error404 says:

          Hmm… OT1H I agree that B is careful with $ especially compared to the other “housewives”

          but… OTOH I completely disagree that her penchant for spending more on a season’s worth of clothing than she’d spend on a once-every-5-years home decor is any indication of financial talent. It just means she has some interest in clothes, but has zero interest in interior design.

          She claims to live in sweats 24/7 and only dresses for work, but when she does dress up it’s always well done. Considering that her house is not so much a private home, but more of a tv show film set, she really should have put in a bit more effort IMHO.

          • quincyil says:

            I also think Bethenny is careful with money, but until she sold the Skinny Girl Franchise, I didn’t think she had a lot of money to spend. When she started RHNYC, she had $8,000 in the bank. That is below the poverty line in NYC.

  22. Sha2000 says:

    I’m giving this my own title, Bravo stars fashion faux pas:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1371945/If-looks-kill-Real-Housewives-star-Kyle-Richards-eyes-enemy-Camille-Grammer.html

    Some look good & a bunch are a mess! Make sure to scroll all the way down & also check out Viki’s dress…how old does she think she is?

    • JKW says:

      Anyone watch RH of Miami ? Is that Frederick (with Adrianna ) kind of a creepy old guy ? I kind of cringe everytime she is showing off to him (half nude ) and he is commenting. Sounds pretty fake too.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Yuck, Adrianna, Larsa & Kristy…awful! Can’t stand watching them!

        • JKW says:

          I do like Elsa and Lea. Lea is crazy but her and Elsa are the show.

          • Sha2000 says:

            Elsa, Marisol & I like Alexia a lot, she seems more mature.

            • DJ Fruit Loops says:

              alexi had me bawling during the finale
              two times
              first when she was relating how her son suffered injurys playing football in high school and she started to tear up
              and then later at the grad party when she read what she wrote ahead of time because she was afraid she was gonna cry (and she did) and then i did
              Elsa always makes me laugh she is so down to earth despite all that bad cosmetic surgery

        • DJ Fruit Loops says:

          Larsa is the worst isnt she

          • Sha2000 says:

            For me Kristy is number one, Larsa & Adrianna are tied for number two, worst. The are like watching three kackling witches…and Macbeth’s were nicer.

    • VAgirl says:

      OK my votes for best dressed:

      BH – Camille
      OC – Gretchen
      NY – Luann

      Worst Dressed:

      BH – Kim (although not too bad)
      OC – Vicky
      NY – Tie between Kelly and Cindy (Tiebrake goes to Kelly as worst)
      NJ – T was overdressed and C was underdressed.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Okay I tried to post this three times, lets see if it works now:

        I agree Camille looked best. Lisa’s worn that designer so many times it looks old. Kim looks weird, maybe the outfit is better in person. Adrianne looks good & so does Taylor (although a short sleeve on the sleeve side would look better. Kyle looks like a prom dress. Vicky what was she thinking? Peggy looks like the little mermaid w/sea shells on her breasts. Luanne looks good under dressed, Jill & Kelly like table cloths. Curtis looks good of course ; ). Carolyn & Alex good but under dressed, leave it to Teresa to wear an evening gown to an event that clearly dosen’t call for one, lol! Patty; is mismatched in??Alexis, nice dress 10 years ago. Gretchen, saw that same dress on Barbie. Tamra nothing new. Padma obviously bad photo/pose. Cindy, who cares?

      • LynnNChicago says:

        VA Girl I agree 100% with all your pics. Also, Stanger looked ridiculous, I know that mis matched prints design is supposed to be hip but I think it looks really really bad! Jill does look like she has had a facelift or way too much botox, the eyes are pulled too tight.

        Kim Richards looks so out of place, she doesn’t seem to know how to dress for different events/parties. Teresa looks so stupid in a long gown like a mother of the bride or something.

      • California35 says:

        I agree also, Exept that I also like Liza’s dress also.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Kyle & Kelly looked like they might have baby bumps.

        Caroline looked awful.

        Jill talked about her mom’s face lift being too severe at first & now she’s got the same look. lol

      • DJ Fruit Loops says:

        agreed

    • boston02127 says:

      I don’t know where to start with these pic’s. Looks like Kyle has discovered the awful Doritos looking tan. I can’t stand that look. Kelly’s dress reminds me of something I would have put on my Barbie years ago and those long toes of hers are always sticking out of her shoes. Vicki…ugh. Patti Stinker, what was she thinking?

      • Sha2000 says:

        What about Peggy going with the little mermaid look?

        • Sha2000 says:

          Why won’t it let me post this??? Trying again:
          ***********************************************

          I agree Camille looked best.
          Lisa’s worn that designer so many times it looks old. Kim looks weird, maybe the outfit is better in person.
          Adrianne looks good & so does Taylor (although a short sleeve on the sleeve side would look better.
          Kyle looks like a prom dress.
          Vicky what was she thinking?
          Peggy looks like the little mermaid w/sea shells on her breasts. Luanne looks good under dressed, Jill & Kelly like table cloths.
          Curtis looks good of course ; ).
          Carolyn & Alex good but under dressed, leave it to Teresa to wear an evening gown to an event that clearly dosen’t call for one, lol!
          Patty; is mismatched in??
          Alexis, nice dress 10 years ago.
          Gretchen, saw that same dress on Barbie.
          Tamra nothing new.
          Padma obviously bad photo/pose.
          Cindy, who cares?
          *******************************

      • California35 says:

        I don’t like Kyle’s look either, she does look too dark.
        She does look like she “envy’s” Camille on the first picture. The way she is looking at Camille as if she disaproves or something.

    • katlg says:

      Seriously….Vicky needs to lift those things before they come out to play….

    • FlowerPower says:

      I hate to admit this, but I thought the Zarin and Camille both looked good. Kyle and Vicki, not so much. Is it just me or do those dresses look more like negligees?

      Kim, oh Kim. I’m afraid we might be kindred spirits when it comes to fashion, and that is not a good thing.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      Kim’s looks beat up and Kyle looks preggers to me

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Kyle is either still trying to lose that Portia baby weight or is working on new baby weight. Kim looks like she is going to a seminar or a funeral – who dresses her?

    • Noreen says:

      Thanks! That was fun to see. I think Vicki’s dress would look great if it had just come together in the front. Kyle needs a little more support to wear that dress. Don’t they look in the mirror before they leave the house?

      • Zoey says:

        I agree about Kyle. She and Adrienne are about the same height, yet Kyle’s boobies are a whole floor below Adrienne’s. ‘Going down?’. Now I know A has the artificial thing going on, but I think if Kyle had a good bra on it would be much more flattering. One’s boobies should not meet up with your belly button IF you can help it!

        Lisa and A – keep wearing the same type of, imo, pleasant but boring dresses.
        Kelly -looks like her usual ridiculously-dressed self.
        Camille – don’t really care for that dress on her; pale on pale, ew.
        NJ women – barf.

  23. boston02127 says:

    RHONY is on, wish I didn’t have to go back out. Jill is on the phone arguing with Alex. Jill has been a bully from day one.

    • Nancy says:

      Boston,
      OMG to you hear what LuAnn said when handed a beer? “Oh no the Countess doesn’t drink from a bottle.”
      GET OVER YOURSELF LUANN!

      To be honest Bethenny was a complete bitch to Alex & Simon back then.

    • boston02127 says:

      The baby is cute. I like babies with hair. Rachael looks pretty too.

      • Sha2000 says:

        She looks better a little heavier.

        • error404 says:

          ITA! She’s never looked so good IMHO.

          This is probably an LA I just don’t get, but it drives me nuts. Of all the things men could borrow from women to improve themselves, dressing 20 years younger than you are is not a positive one! You’re not fooling anyone Rodger, ditch the Bieber hair now! lol

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            wow- I have never seen her look prettier than this. The lil bit of extra baby weight was just what she needed, oh and her hair pulled out of her face.

            The baby is a cutie- pie!

            They both look happy.

  24. AZ Girl says:

    OT and you can all hate on me. High of 94 today in Phoenix. In 33 years I have NEVER turned on the A/C before April 1st. I refuse to do it. Long winter for most of you this year. Really long hot summer for us here.

    • Sha2000 says:

      We’ll be 80 tomorrow again, today awful weather!

    • FlowerPower says:

      We’re expecting a foot of snow tonight.

      • error404 says:

        We’re suppose to get snow sat. I am so over it!

        • Sha2000 says:

          Sorry guys, I remember the feeling of waiting for a long winter to pass. Best cure to melt the winter blues: a tropical drink, some Bob Marley (always amazing) and a phone call to book a tropical get away.

        • DJ Fruit Loops says:

          we too are supposed to get snow and im sick to death of the stuff

      • Mookies1mom says:

        We are getting more snow too. We had some last night as well, but it won’t be a foot. I would like spring to come but if it’s between hot as hell or long johns, I’ll take long johns anytime. We I moved from the south 2 years ago it was in the high 90’s in Oct. By the time my husband I made it to our new home several days later there was snow on the ground.

  25. VAgirl says:

    Ugh! Simon in his speedo. Glad he covered up finally.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Loved Alex’s necklace. She looked great. Loved her makeup. What the hell was Kelly wearing? She looks like she is wearing a dishrag for a dress. Luanne looks beautiful. Jill must be busy with Bawwby. Wearing lots of diamonds.

    • error404 says:

      No. Just no.

      Jill with the air kisses…ugh!

      Less than 30 seconds of Kiki blathering … “real” “integrity” blah, blah… I just can’t anymore

      and then Alex confirming that the whole season is one petty fight after another… no

      why would I put my self thru that? not going to watch s4!

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I love to watch the reactions of Kelly’s interviewers…their eyes just glaze over…

        I have to disagree with you Lynn, on Theresa- I think this is about as good as I’ve seen her look. Not loving the bubblegum pink lipgloss- but she outshines the other two fer sure.

        Jac’s makeup is hideous, and WTF is Caroline wearing???

        Jill looks pretty good here- and I really like Alex’s hair but hands down best dress was LuAnn’s-the pinstripe is very her. She is just very comfortable in her own skin.

        • VAgirl says:

          OMIB You and I just aren’t seeing eye to eye today. Theresa looks like she’s either going to the prom or getting ready to sing in Vegas. It’s all good though. If we all agreed, what a dull world this would be!

      • vilzvet says:

        Have you decided if you’re going to watch NJ?

    • California35 says:

      I loved Alex’s hair. I also liked Lyann’s paid more attention to their hair I think. Even Kelly’s didn’t seem as oily as usual.

      Jill some times look very slim (like on this video) others not so much. I wonder if it depends on the clothes or the angle of the pictures, but she is in the video moving around and she looks slim from every angle.

  26. California35 says:

    Hi AZ with AC 😛

    I am sorry you are having a hot day….it is hot in California today, but I am not noticing it because I am at work.
    When are the hotest months there usually? Is it true that it isn’t as hot on the north of Arizona?

    • AZ Girl says:

      August and September are the hottest months. Average high is around 110 and the lows are in the 90’s. Northern and Eastern AZ are actually high in elevation. Flagstaff is 8500 feet and Pinetop is around 8000 feet so they get snow in the winter and in the summer the high’s are in the 80’s.

      Wondering about your snow packs in the Sierra’s with the heat. Sounds like you may get some flooding.

      • California35 says:

        It is interesting to see the snow on the mountains on my car’s rear mirror when I am driving to work. It is sunny and warm where I am, but there is still snow in the mountains.

        I hope there won’t be any flooding 😦

        Thanks for the information about AZ’s weather. I plan to go to AZ in April. I figured it will not be as hot in April, but you just said that it is hot today. Someone told me that it isn’t that hot in the north of Arizona when I complained that it was SOOO hot the two times I went there. I could not imagine living in such a hot state, but then again, I know that our bodies get used to different climate after a while.

        • AZ Girl says:

          Flagstaff is lovely. Sedona is amazing. The high’s in April for both of them is around 65 and the nights are chilly.

          We should cool down into the 80’s next week here in the Phoenix area. Actually April is the best month to visit. The desert is in bloom and hiking is at its best.

  27. NYCer says:

    what is the deal with Jen Carroll? I was rooting for her on the Las Vegas season–she was a favorite for sure,
    but when departing All Stars and especially in the audience of WWHL last night, she seemed like a crazy person. Maybe she’s just a bad drunk? or sore loser?

    • JKW says:

      I was hoping Jen would be in the finals too. I really liked her on her season. I think she was just screwing around. Her and Mike are friends and I think she really wanted to help him. It would have been interesting to see if he had Jen or Dale or one of the really good ones if the results would have been different. I know Mike had all the dish concepts but if I remember correctly it was Jamie that did the salad. Funny that no one brought up Spikes attire and hat when he was front of house. I thought they may hold that against Richard. I was surprised no one told him to dress up.

      • Adgirl says:

        Spike looked foolish as usual. You’re right Richard should have been called out for that.

  28. California35 says:

    A lot has been going on, the shows that will be canceled, Betheny’s being renewed for another season, pictures of the Hwives, etc, etc. I have been sick and busy at work – bad week to get sick.
    I am glad to see so many new stuff here.

    When are the NYHW coming back? I lost track. I know that Bravo is showing S2 right now.

    So happy for Bethenny, SGMargarita new distribution, Place of Yes on #5, BEA 3rd season. Is she going to work for/with Ellen? Sorry I just heard Ellen tell Bethenny that now she works with her, but she could have meant that she was there in the show with her. If she did, it will be interesting to see. Has anyone read anything about that?

  29. Cusi77 says:

    The Wife was watching a cooking show the other day.

    The Husband said, “What are you watching that for? You can’t cook.”

    She said, “You watch porn.”

  30. Kashma says:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t flicking boogers in a kitchen unsanitary? I think so. I liked Mike when he was in Vegas, but between his no class behavior and his plagerism, I lost all respect for him this season.
    It made Richard a no brainer to win in my opinion. Had Carla, Dale, Marcel or Jen C. made it would have made it certainly more interesting as a viewer to watch and debate.
    The Bravo poll and Us Weekly poll had Richard the favor by 80 + percent so I know there are other people equally put off by Mike’s behavior as well.
    I am surprised that Mike and Richard didn’t say on WWHL that Jamie should have gone home early. She was awful, had a horrible attitude and hardly cooked. What little she did cook was soup and scallops! Ugh. I wish Jen C spoke up more on that. Had she done that she might have stayed on.

    • Adgirl says:

      OMG Jamie. That is what we said here at home. Poor Tiffany got picked on there, they rightfully should have picked the snotty chef who didn’t cook a meal for 3 weeks. The show improved for me after she left. Also, I hate the cooking for kids challenges anyway so that entire phase of TC stank.

      • Kashma says:

        I agree the show did get better after grouchy Jamie left. She sooooo whinny….and as much as she dishes it, she can’t take it. She had a blog last season she wrote only once after people slammed her, and she says in the preview for next week she stopped watching the show? I say boooo hooo to that whinny hot mess. I hope she goes back to obscurity…where she belongs!

  31. California35 says:

    Can we still vote for HD?!!? Is it over? who won?

  32. Adgirl says:

    I want Carla to have a show.

  33. Nancy says:

    Watching s2 is a riot! Knowing what we know now, watching it is priceless.

    Great quote from LuAnn…”I’m having a hard time getting a hold of the Count.”
    Well now, we all no why!

    Jill Zarin…”Brad drives me crazy because all he does is talk. He never listens.”

    Ramona…”At the end of the day Mario and I love sitting by the pool and having
    A glass of wine.” Operative word is A.

    Kelly…I would die of old age if I quoted all of her insane thought’s.
    Also I have a hard time making fun of mentally ill people. They belong in a hospital NOT on a Reality show.

    LuAnne…(re: Bethenny’s picture being on the cover of some society magazine.)
    “So are they going to be doing some retouching?” How rude!!
    Run Bethenny run!

  34. boston02127 says:

    Desperately Seeking Medication. Kelly’s tweet:

    My friend’s getting married! Yeahh. Anyone ever been to Dylans candy. Its total amaze Candyland

  35. error404 says:

    OK

    1. I love the comments on the tweet!

    2. I love that Jill is still wearing the dress she went out in last night! Walk of shame this am?

  36. boston02127 says:

    Jill’s tweet from yesterday. Is it that cold in NY or is this an older pic?

    I had a fabulous meeting with @VogueMagazine yesterday for my shapewear line Skweez Couture, thank you Vogue! http://twitpic.com/4ffzhv

    Pssst Jill….you’ll never catch up with Bethenny.

    • error404 says:

      it was quite warm in the afternoon, but turned cold sharply once the sun set. She looks overdressed for a daytime mtg, but i did the opposite: my light coat was fine until evening when I was too cold!

      • Nancy says:

        It’s dinner time here and it is so hot I’m in a bathing suit watching my cats play in the water. I guess no one has told them that they are cats.
        Error, I haven’t forgotten about you. The 2002 “O” isn’t easy to explain. I will though, promise. What’s your take on YuNa Kim
        leaving Brian Orser right after he helped her to Olympic gold?

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          Your cats play in water? I can barely get mine to take a bath!

          • Nancy says:

            Not only do they like water but these refuse to eat their cat food and will only eat the dog food. My dog? only will eat the cat food. This house has therapy written all over it.

        • error404 says:

          I don’t think I have a “take” on that. It’s kinda hard to understand on the surface, but after Kwan left Frank right before SLC, I’ve sorta just stopped trying to make sense of any of it. LOL

          • Nancy says:

            error,
            Frank was my coach for years. He’s very old school meaning he really doesn’t want to hear much from a skater, he just wants you to listen.
            Michelle didn’t skate well at ? (can’t remember which one) Frank wanted to have a “meeting” about it and Michelle had already moved on.
            It broke Frank’s heart. Would Michelle have won the Gold at Salt Lake City if Frank was onboard? We’ll never know. She still will go down as one of the best skaters ever and she has to thank Frank for that.

            • error404 says:

              cool! What’s your take on Mirai? People were all down on Frank after she bombed a recent comp (was it nats?) and he was kinda honest/stern, but I thought they were being silly. I think fans tend to baby their favorite skaters sometimes.

              • Nancy says:

                Error,
                First of all Frank doesn’t have a sense of humor. None.
                He also has the “No crying” rule, unless you win Gold then all bets are off. (not kidding)
                Mirai is every coach’s biggest joy and worse nightmare. She is just as hard headed as Frank. In many ways they are 2 peas in a pod and thats the problem. To be honest…I’m still afraid of the man. I get a knee jerk reaction every time I see him.
                US Nationals Mirai brought home the Bronze medal as she fell out of her double Axel and lost an edge doing the flying sit spin so she had no speed to execute the spin. Remember Mirai came in 4th at the 2010 Olympics which is UNHEARD of
                because she only just started in the Sr. Ladies devision. She is a perfect example of a skater peeking too early. She just doesn’t have the experience to expect her to medal at that
                level. She’ll get there, this is one talented young lady.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Maybe the meeting was with advertisement dept – like she is buying ad space and it was a good meeting because they are considering taking her money….

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      couture? Bwah! OK, jill, whatever!

  37. boston02127 says:

    Jill just walked in to Zang Toi (sp) with Ally behind her. Jill had sunglasses in her hand yapping away and poor Ally is bogged down holding all Jill’s stuff.

  38. HD says:

    Alex and Simon seem so different now.

  39. Nancy says:

    You CANNOT buy this kind of entertainment.
    Remember Sam from Top Chef? One of the earlier seasons. Anyway…
    Kelly hired him to come to her home to teach her (or her 8 yr old daughter) how to make a healthy lunch. I have no doubt she didn’t tell Sam that this lesson was going to be taped for RHONY because he did everything & anything to hide his face.
    Could you imagine what was going on in his head? It would have been professional suicide! Priceless!

    • lillybee says:

      Didn’t she date him for a while or was that pretend dating?

    • error404 says:

      earlier, before RHoNY, he was on an episode of “Behind the Hedges” where he goes thru her whole fridge, takes her shopping, and teaches her and the girls how to make pasta sauce. Like the RHoNY episode, it was suppose to be him teaching them how to eat healthy. I guess that’s his schitck. Her’s too, when she’s not eating processed food!. LOL The best part is how her kids openly make fun of her to her face, and it all goes over her head.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Yes! Sam is diabetic and always tries to cook healthy.

        I think he knew he’d be on TV, but this was all before it was common knowledge that Kelly was a nutcase.

  40. HD says:

    Oh shoot! This is on all night! Someone needs to tell me GO TO SLEEP! GO TO SLEEP! I will sit and watch this all night!

  41. HD says:

    “We’re not friends. I don’t like you. I don’t think you are charming. I’m up. You’re down here. Okay you wanna reflect back, lets go down memory lane. You came to my house, oh I flirted with your boyfriend, you were invited to my house. Jenny has her opinion of you. I was disgusted by your behavior. You tell me doing what. Really? I’m making things up?! What happened yesterday! Oh really. Your friends don’t know me. Who are you? It’s your place in life to tell people, and make fun of people? You’re a stranger. I’m not talking to you. I don’t wanna know you. Have a great life. You need to chill out. Oh my goodness you’re so crazy! I gotta go on a date! Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Max.”

    Well that’s all I could get as she talked. LOL!

    • HD says:

      *I’m up here.

    • neroes says:

      Kellamity

    • Mimisfbay says:

      Wow HD…I am so impressed that you caught all of that. Sometimes I really wonder, after I listen to her, if I maybe blank. Obviously not.

      Just watched video posted above with reporters interviewing her. She was uttering the same type of rambling nonsensical sentences. Oh, yeah, she is just fiiiiiiiiine.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        She so wants to gloat about Bethenny not being back and the RHNY is now authentic! She doesn’t realize Bethenny fought not to come back and has a hit show of her own.

        • Mookies1mom says:

          Here’s your mistake with that. Not trying to be bitchy to you at all but what I’m trying to say is that she is mentally ill. (I’m just not wording this very well.) She is delusional and you can’t argue with a delusion. She thinks she (fill in the blank) and because she is delusional that is her reality. I worked with people who are delusional and trust me you cannot talk them out of it. I really can’t believe they brought her back. She is a walking ad for better mental health services. Bravo should of demanded that she receive ongoing treatment or not bring her back.

          To give you an example, I had a client that had been in several treatment centers prior to the one I worked in. One time he became totally fixated that the previous treatment center had “lung cleaners”. He explained that basically these lung cleaners would remove anything, including cancer, from your lungs. After trying to explain to him that the other treatment center, much less anywhere else, did not have this lung cleaner he was getting angry. So, I told him to call them. He did and never said another word about them. Not sure what they said to him but with that one phone call he dropped it.

  42. VAgirl says:

    Wow. Mario is really not backing down from Jill about the tennis thing. Good for him.

  43. Cusi77 says:

    I am watching RHONY S2 in this episode before “the countless classless” tells Ramona that her eyes are “like this for a reason”, Bethenny had a few words with Luanne about her writing a book about CLASS in Bethenny’s head she said “Is it like becoming a Countess immediatlely give you class?” IMO the song “Money can’t buy you class” is the answer to “Being a Countess does not give you class”… Someone watching in the west coast time?

  44. Nancy says:

    Ramona was sooo nasty to Simon & Alex back then. Oh how time has changed.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Nancy_ So true how things changed from season2 to season3! First Kiki was already weird and we judged her as an adult… she was immature as a teen age! Second: There are several episodes where the other wives where not filming with Alex and Simon, they were down there, to rephrase kukulet!

  45. boston02127 says:

    It still blows my mind that Jill and Kelly can watch these old episodes and deny and defend themselves. They both make me sick.

  46. Nancy says:

    Someone needs to tell Jill that a study just came out re: the link between drinking diet coke and cancer.

  47. VAgirl says:

    Oh, no. Luann is going into the Boys and Girls Club. I can’t watch!

  48. boston02127 says:

    Does anyone know Luann’s maiden name?

  49. Cusi77 says:

    I live in Las Vegas and this morning my hubby and I went to have breakfast at the MGM, after that we played a little… cards and there was this lady talking about the NYHW!!! I asked her what she was her opinion about JZ and she said “I hate her!” Hehe!

  50. boston02127 says:

    In regards to Jill’s “new” apartment. My mother use to say when she’d see something like that “imagine all that money to make something so ugly”.

  51. HD says:

    Who is this woman helping B? I thought Julie had been around forever especially since she is Bryn’s godmother. This was shot in 2009 so it is not that long ago.

    I promise these are the days we need an IHJZ chatroom. Can we get a chatroom link? Just a thought. I don’t even know if you can just have a chatroom.

  52. boston02127 says:

    I like to watch the old episodes because I try and memorize Bethenny’s outfits. Then I copy her. I’m a copy cat (on a much lower budget)!

  53. VAgirl says:

    There’s Max. The guy Kelly never dated.

  54. HD says:

    Hello!!! Chat room ladies!! Bueller…bueller…come try it out. Okay…just appease me for one minute. LOL! Thanks! LOL!

    http://www.chatzy.com/843805954407

  55. AZ Girl says:

    I have been watching the re-runs of Season 2 of HWONY and the episodes bring back some really RAW emotions. Jill going through Simon and Alex’s home during the renovations and all the negative comments. “Not safe for children” etc. Why did I not pick up on this??????? Jill is just mean.

    • HD says:

      Come to the chat room AZ.

    • Nancy says:

      AZ Girl,
      Then when Alex showed Jill the molding’s Jill said…”You have to know where you are, maybe a long time ago Brooklyn was a great place but now…well it’s not the upper East side.” I would have decked her.

  56. HD says:

    http://www.chatzy.com/843805954407

    If anyone would like to come on in, we started a chat room to talk in real time during the NY marathon. (Hope you don’t mind Lynn) The women are funny, witty and unique and it was hilarious to watch and discuss the show at the same time!

    • California35 says:

      You guys are so funny coming up with he chat room, but if we go over there aren’t we going to miss stuff here? I don’t wan to miss your coments…

      Ok I got to go to sleep – see you guys tomorrow.

      • HD says:

        It was fun. I don’t think we missed anything here because we were talking about the NY show in the chatroom since they were showing them all. At times like that I would love the chatroom because there is so much to say in real time. And we did. LOL! I even heard a new name for Luann-Loose Ann. I can’t remember who said that but I sure laughed. 🙂 And I learned about bedazzling certain body parts. LOL!

  57. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning~

  58. boston02127 says:

    Good morning.

  59. boston02127 says:

    Looks like my shamrock went on a diet.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Bethenny looked too thin again in those pics yesterday? What do you think Boston.lol

      • HD says:

        LOL @ Boston. You can tell how thin Bethanny looks now once you watched those old episodes.

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          Yes the one over at RT looks bad. That’s what I said she needs to slow down & eat please..LOL

          • HD says:

            Right! She has passed skinnygirl. The funny thing about it though is I see B eat all the time on the show and not salads and stuff. She must have some trick we don’t know about. I have no clue how she is that skinny. Her face looks like its sinking in. I feel like she looks like that because she is doing too much as well. Lack of sleep will show on your face and she looks like she hasn’t gotten a good sleep for some time.

            • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

              I keep thinking she is doing the same thing her parents did. Not having the time for her & making the wrong decisions. When is all her money enough?

            • VAgirl says:

              The trick B uses is she only takes a few bites of anything. She never finishes the meal or cleans her plate. I believe she wrote about it in her Naturally Thin book. Don’t deny yourself anything, just eat a little to get a taste of it. I doesn’t work for me. I have to eat it all! LOL

          • VAgirl says:

            Something happens to my computer everytime I log onto RT.

  60. VAgirl says:

    I can’t believe I’m this early since I stayed up and watched both episodes of S2 reunion. Boy, I had forgotten how tense that reunion was. Kelly and Luann go at it and so does Ramona with just about everybody. Of course Kelly and B have some choice words too. Jill was actually pretty even toned.

    • HD says:

      I fell asleep. I would have loved to catch those reunions.

      • VAgirl says:

        Kellade made absolutely no sense at all. It was kind of Jill, Bethenny and Luann on one couch against Ramona, Kelly and Alex on the other (although Ramona was kind of trying not to sit too close to Kelly LOL)

        • VAgirl says:

          Oh and Andy’s hair looked a little longer and lighter (grayer?) than it does now.
          Well, I’m signing off to do something productive. My husband is starting to wonder why I’m sitting in the same spot with my laptop for hours. LOL!

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