2nd posting of today’s blog…
I Hate Jill Zarin Million Dollar Decorators / The Amazing Vanishing Blog Explained
I Hate Jill Zarin Oh Yes I do! / Million Dollar Decorators
The Amazing Vanishing Blog Explained
Some of you may have noticed that a few of my blogs are missing. Two blogs to be exact. That isn’t a WordPress glitch or someone hitting “delete” by mistake. The blogs were purposely taken down per instructions from WordPress. To be fair, they didn’t instruct me to remove the entire blogs with all the comments, they instructed me to revise the blog and remove certain passages. I chose to be safe and remove the entire blog to bring my site into compliance.
You see, apparently it is against WordPress rules to copy another writer’s entire blog into my blog and then make snarky comments about it. The snarky comments part is ok I suppose but for example if Jill Zarin sends out her private blog to only fans who have signed up to receive it, I can’t just re-post the entire blog here on my WordPress blog.
I can’t post it in my blog and you guys can’t post it in the comments, if you do I’m supposed to delete it. As many of you know, Boston02127 is on Jill’s private fan mail list, not because she’s a fan of Jill Zarin’s but because we like to make fun of her private fan blog. Boston would send it to me each week and sometimes I’d post it here for you all to snark at…er enjoy.
Reposting it in its entirety is against the rules. I make no excuses, I should have known that but honestly I did not. “Someone” reported my Thursday and Friday blogs from last week to WordPress.
Those blogs included entire blogs of some of the housewives and excerpts from others. Jill’s private emailed blog was included as was her Bravotv.com blog, Cindy’s blog and Alex’s blogs were posted in my blogs as well.
A very smart man explained to me why posting a private, emailed blog is an issue for a cast member of a reality show. Compiling an email list of “fans” like this can be valuable and if the private emailed blog is made public, people will un-subscribe as they can read the blog right here. The email list can be sold to advertisers, it can be used to advertise the Housewife’s crap..er high end products. The more people on that list, the more valuable the list becomes.
To ensure complete compliance I chose to remove the entire blog rather than cutting it up and removing certain parts of the blog. Additionally, I really didn’t have the time to read and delete every comment that may have included bits of the Housewife’s blogs in question.
So hopefully I understand the rules correctly, I can post “excerpts” from another blog but I cannot re-post the entire blog here on my site. No problem! I apologize to WordPress for being ignorant of their rules and I apologize to all of you for breaking those rules and having to delete two blogs full of your wonderful comments!
In other Housewives News:
Bethenny takes a walk with her family in New York and it makes news…seriously? I like Bethenny as much as the next girl but…seriously?
Ramona Singer denies that she has a drinking problem. Well no kidding, do you think that she would admit it if she had a drinking problem while promoting her new wine and drinking on screen? Ramona Singer doesn’t have a drinking problem…sheesh!
I really don’t understand why Bravo is allowing this ridiculous rumor to continue, they’re painting a picture and viewers are buying it. Staaaaaawwwp! http://www.ivillage.com/real-housewife-ramona-singer-denies-drinking-problem/1-a-355546
Million Dollar Decorating by Quincy IL
Jeffrey and his assistants are in La Jolla putting the finishing touches on a home that they worked on for three years. The house is worth $20,000,000 and there is $3,000,000 worth of furniture to be placed in the home. The house is beautiful and is on the ocean. The concern is there is 72 hours before the owners arrive. They live on a yacht in the Pacific most of the year. Their two daughters have been supervising the remodeling and decorating for their mother.
Nathan is late for a meeting with a close friend and client, Melissa. He has been working on her house for 8 years and it will never be finished. Melissa is a diva, divorced, and rich.
Melissa’s veranda will be Bohemian ethnic with layers. It will be an extension of the living room. When Nathan arrives, a contractor is ripping out the tiles of the veranda and Nathan is surprised. The home has water damage so the contractor needs to get to the area where the leaks are and repair it. He guarantees his work. The mess bothers Melissa.
Mary continues to work on Kendra’s guest house. The home is to be sold immediately as Kendra is getting a divorce. The walls of the bedroom area are dark and appear to be charcoal black, but Mary mentions that the living room is chocolate colored. The walls of the recreation room are also very dark. The floor is light, perhaps carpeted. The pool table veldt is black.
Nathan and Melissa look at the plans for the veranda. He has a place for dining and entertaining. There will be a bar with stools.
Nathan and Melissa go to Mosaic, a Moroccan store, to buy lanterns and bowls for the tables. It’s going to be dramatic. They also visit Inner Gardens for plants and a $250 terra cotta pot that looks simple to balance the Moroccan pieces. This will help it look modern also.
Martyn is in his office with an assistant who gives him a box of chocolates from a client. He eats all but one as he has a chocolate addiction. He does not pay attention to his assistant. She is explaining that they can take out a wall and that they have to get permits, but he is busy eating chocolate.
Jeffrey is in a bad mood in the La Jolla mansion. The bed is late. His white Labrador dog is there watching him. He frets about the fact that the daughtersof the owners are difficult to work with. He shows fabric that is $400 a yard and $100,000 dishes that his clients might not like. Demetra, one of his assistants surprised him with the news that the clients’ daughter is there and Jeffrey is not ready. Jen arrived with her baby ready for an inspection. She doesn’t like the size of the sink, the carpet in the bedroom isn’t soft, she has issues with the placement of furniture, and she doesn’t like the bed which has not arrived.
Mary argues with Kendra over the $100,000 project. The realtor wants the area to look simple, but Mary does not care about his opinion. Kendra wants to spend $50,000 as she is getting divorced, but Mary won’t allow that. She will be careful, but can’t cut too much or she won’t be able to put her name on it. Mary knows what looks good.
Nathan gets a phone call from Melissa with the news that 50% of the imported antique tiles are broken. Nathan hopes that is an exaggeration. He wants Melissa to be out of the loop because being a part of the process causes her stress.
Jeffrey’s assistant is threatening the bed maker and tells them to deliver the bed right away or they will end their business relationship.
Martyn goes to lunch with Katherine. She talks about her breasts again and he talks about chocolate. Mary has body issues and so do most of her clients. They have a 10 year relationship and like to drink wine together. Martyn explains that he is going to the home of Paul McKenna, the hypnotist and author for help.
Mary is shopping with her assistant in Maison al Natural. There is a real giraffe rug. She is looking for masculine and rustic items and settles on antlers. Mary is tired of people trying to stop her from completing her vision.
Martyn visits the beautiful home of Paul McKenna and is hypnotized. Paul’s large Great Dane seems to go to sleep on his couch too. Paul counts backwards from 300 and adds suggestions as he does it.
Jeffrey is done with the La Jolla house and the clients’ daughter loves everything, but one mirror that she picked out. Jeffrey pushes his life partner and assistant into the pool.
Martyn goes to dinner at Katherine’s home and the French cook provides the food and entertainment. Jacqueline, the cook, wears a turban and dresses oddly. Mary tempts Martyn with chocolates. He refuses. Paul McKenna did it.
Mary goes to Kendra’s house and there is a For Sale sign. She is surprised. She supervises the decorating, but finds out that there is a showing to prospective buyers at 5:30 PM and there are boxes that have not been unpacked. Mary has problems with all of her assistants. They don’t do what she tells them to do and that wastes time and money. She says that she has been too friendly with them.
Nathan puts the finishing touches on the $100,000 veranda. There are lanterns, couches, and an antique tile floor from Europe. Melissa, the client, loves it.
Kendra goes to her guest house and loves Mary’s creation also. She is OK with spending $100,000 because she can use those pots and the bed in her new home.
Inside The Actors’ Studio by Quincy IL
James Lipton interviewed six members of the cast of “Modern Family” a sitcom created in 2009 by Stevan Leviton (he was in the audience) and Christopher Lloyd. This show won 6 Emmy Awards for acting and writing, Golden Globes and other honors.
The Actors interviewed and their characters are:
Ed O’Neill/Jay Pritchett
Sofia Vergara/ Gloria Delagado Pritchett
Julie Bowen/ Claire Dumphy
Ty Burrell/ Phil Dumphy
Jessy Tyler Fergerson/ Mitchell Pritchett
Eris Stone Street/ Cameron Tucker
Ed went to Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio. He played football in high school and at Ohio U for two years then Youngstown State for two years. During that time he drank beer and chased girls. He was drafted by the Pittsburg Steelers, but was cut on the day Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon. He went to NYC for 10 years. During that time, he did 30 plays. He moved to LA to perform in “Married with Children.”
Sophia was born in Colombia. Her family was wealthy and they traveled, attended the best schools and lived well. She went to a bilingual school. She has a mature figure at 13, but we slender. At 17, she was walking on a beach when she was discovered for a commercial that was extremely popular. She gave up her dream of being a dentist for the opportunities she was offered. She left Columbia to work for a US Hispanic Network as a TV host. She acted in two sitcoms before Modern Family.
Julie was born in Baltimore to parents who were supporters of education in that area. They were wealthy. She went to Brown University with a major in Italian Renaissance. She visited Florence and loved the city and art. She attended the Actors’ Institute. She worked with Adam Sandler and Boston Legal.
Ty grew up in a small town in Oregon where his father and uncle had a small store. The family had financial issues. He received a NFA from Penn State and worked on a number of shows before Modern Family.
Jessy is from Albuquerque, NM. He went to Catholic schools and participated in Children’s Theater. He was often alone in his room singing musicals. He went to NYC to the American Musical Academy and was in “On the Town” in 1997. He had success in LA in pilots, but greater success when chosen for Modern Family.
Eric is from rural Kansas City. He is not gay. He has a preoccupation with clowns. He was injured throwing a discus in Jr. College. His major was sociology. He traveled to Chicago and studied in Second City.
The creator Steve Leviton explained that they like hugs and emotion unlike Jay Seinfield.
James Lipton discussed the characters and how they interact in the next part of the lecture.
Jay is insecure and middle aged. Gloria is beautiful, funny and intelligent. They show clips from the show and discuss the interaction of the characters.
Claire is complex. She tries to make the best of it, but she has concerns about her husband who isn’t very intelligent. Phil is funny, but critical of the lists his wife makes for his to do. It works for them
Mitchell is uptight and Cam is flamboyant. They play gay fathers to an infant girl who they got as a newborn. Twins play the daughter who they struggle to raise. Cam is playing his real life mom.
There is a clip where the new fathers lock the baby in the car. Cam freaks and Mitchell calls for a satellite operator to open the car door. They balance each other.
They all submit in the supporting actor competitions and Eric won the first Emmy. He believes they will all win.
James Lipton then plays a game with the actors and they give their favorite words and least favorite.
Finally, there are questions from the audience and the one they share with us is from a second year directing student who asks about four cameras verses and audience. Ed explains that the audience is disturbed by the cameras being between them and the actors so it isn’t like a play.
The students and James Lipton applaud the actors.
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