Jam packed blog today, Michael Mazzella’s latest, MichellefromNY has given us her thoughts on the Beverly Hills Housewives at Pandora’s wedding! But first, let’s talk about the Beverly Hills Reunion…
LynnNChicago Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – The Reunion Part II
“Back Off Oklahoma!” Brandi Glanville
Beautiful! No offense to anyone from Oklahoma, (Two words: Illinois Governors) Taylor went on and on about Brandi saying, “I will kill you” when I think everyone in that room and everyone watching knew that Brandi wasn’t about to whip out a pistol and shoot anyone. As Lisa sanely pointed out, it was a figure of speech and Brandi was defending her parenting skills, there are no rules when it comes to the kids. Attack a kid or the mom’s parenting skills and you’ll take what you get! Period.
Don’t these women realize how horrible they look when they gang up on someone and begin yelling at one person all at the same time? Maybe Kyle, Taylor and Adrienne don’t watch the other housewives shows but it’s pretty obvious who the mean girls are in this show. Brandi had the nerve to question Taylor? Someone call the politically correct police! Kyle says her standard line, “don’t judge unless you’ve walked in her shoes” and Adrienne stupidly says, “maybe she feels the same way about you!” Does Taylor really need these two women to defend her, Taylor did ok all by herself, “Eddie said you slashed his tires”. Brandi took the wind right out of her sails by saying, “yeah, I did!”
Taylor can certainly hold her own, she did just fine attacking Kim last season so I don’t see why everyone should tip-toe around her now, yes her husband is gone but she had left him and filed for divorce before that. I’m not saying she won’t grieve and that her daughter won’t miss her dad, clearly Taylor has been through a crisis but she will be alright, no need to coddle her.
Taylor got very defensive when it came to her book, as Brandi pointed out she wrote the book very quickly after the tragedy, Brandi said, “it’s been a hot minute”. As Taylor screamed that women are dying every day from domestic violence she made it seem as though her book will save all of those women. I admit I haven’t read it but does it really have that kind of power? This is Taylor’s stories of what happened to her, it’s not a life saving novel. Taylor says she didn’t wait to write the book (or rather have someone else write it for her) because she didn’t want anymore women to suffer as she had. Will her book stop men from beating their wives? Will her book make women leave their abusive husbands? If it can do all of that, more power to her!
Watching the line of questioning about the huge change in Camille Grammer was completely unbelievable after having seen Camille on Twitter last week. If she hadn’t gone off on so many viewers last week, I would have agreed that Camille has changed for the better and she’s certainly a better person away from Kelsey Grammer. Andy finally got her to admit that she made a conscious effort to change on camera, she stopped
making out with kissing her married male friends. There was much more than that, Camille admitted to hiding in the bathroom during confrontations (twice) so that she wouldn’t be involved on camera. That is absolutely a conscious effort to try to improve her reputation. I’m all for improving and becoming a kinder, gentler Camille but hiding in the bathroom to stay off camera during these arguments? Was this a suggestion from a PR manager? Is it sinister and manipulative? A little bit..yes!
Adrienne was barely there except to look ridiculous one more time. She has insulted Lisa over and over to the point where you have to wonder if someone is paying her to do it. Tonight she actually said that Lisa only befriended Brandi so that Brandi would be nice to Lisa and not say bad things about her. Is she kidding? Lisa didn’t like Brandi at all in the beginning, most likely due to the Cedric connection and as Lisa explained she got to know Brandi better in Hawaii and the two hit it off. Adrienne was being really mean by saying that and it only made her look silly and petty….again!
Kyle Richards lost a fair amount of fans after “game night” aired. While she did take responsibility for being a mean girl that night she completely threw her sister under the bus for hiding Brandi’s crutches. Yes, Kim did the hiding but as Brandi pointed out, Kyle knew she had hidden them yet remained silent and even left the room leaving Dana to try to figure out what to do. We all know Dana had no clue what to do, she obviously wanted Brandi to leave, Brandi certainly wanted to leave but was stuck there with no one to support her and no crutches to leave with.
Even if we let Kyle off the hook for hiding the crutches, we have to wonder about her excuse for behaving the way that she did. Kyle tells us that she was still on edge anytime she was around her sister so she went along with all of the Brandi bashing that Kim started. Kyle did have the power to make it better that night, she certainly could have told Kim to stop being mean to Brandi, whom she didn’t even know. Kyle could have welcomed Brandi to their team and tried to make it better, instead she jumped on the mean girl bandwagon with her sister.
That wasn’t the first time that Kyle didn’t do the right thing, the first time all of the ladies filmed with Brandi they sat in a corner as if they were in Jr. High School and made fun of Brandi laughing hysterically at their own stupid jokes. You have to give Brandi credit for coming back for more time and again, she never turned down an invitation to get together with these women regardless of how poorly they treated her.
From the moment Brandi took a seat on the couch the entire feel and mood of the reunion shifted and things came out that we didn’t see on screen. Invitations to parties, text messages and phone calls were revealed and it wasn’t always pretty. Apparently Brandi made a mistake sending a text that was meant for someone else, sending it to Kyle. The text called Kyle a C U Next Tuesday…oops! That certainly could have been what put a rift between the two women again after having made peace earlier.
Andy seems to be infatuated with Brandi, as these things were discussed, Andy would turn to Brandi with a big grin on his face, “did you really do that?” He did it at least twice, once after Brandi admitted to slashing Eddie’s tires then again discussing the offending text to Kyle. He seems almost impressed that Brandi mis-behaves and then openly admits the things she does. This is brand new to him, he’s used to Housewives lying and trying to defend their bad behavior. Brandi just lays it all out there and takes the heat, it is refreshing.
I have to give Andy credit, he’s doing a pretty good job of not letting the Beverly Hills Housewives off the hook, he has been asking follow up questions and is asking the questions we want answers to, nice job Cohen!
One more to go, what do you all think of what we’ve seen so far? I am not looking forward to the Kim interview, she is clearly lying about being in rehab only for alcohol abuse. I certainly think it’s more than that but it’s her business. We’ve already seen her reaction and response to her attacks on Brandi Glanville, she takes very little responsibility as she tells Andy she only owes an apology for hiding her crutches. What about loudly saying, “I don’t like her” and “I don’t want her on my team” without giving Brandi the benefit of the doubt and not even knowing the woman? What about the lecture at the White Party that Kim gave to Brandi? Kim doesn’t seem to want to own up to her mistakes and apologize when she’s wrong. I’m not really interested in hearing her lie to Andy for 20 minutes. Isn’t part of the 12-step program and recovery all about making amends for your mistakes? It’s not going to work unless Kim takes a good hard look at herself.
I found it interesting that Kyle openly admits that Kim isn’t interested in filming and doesn’t really want to be on the show. Kyle basically said that she talked her into it, I wonder how Andy felt hearing that? Would he want to cast her for another season knowing that she doesn’t really want to be there, could it just be about that Bravo paycheck?
One more Reunion episode then we can say good-bye to the Beverly Hills Housewives for another season… they are scheduled to begin filming in March for Season three, Andy says there are no casting changes, we’ll see…
On The Streets with Michael Mazzella
Typically, I would never give a maniacal mooch any attention, but in this case I unfortunately will. Many of you, I am sure, have read the latest interview given by that good for nothing loser Cedric Martinez. Obviously he dissed Lisa Vanderpump in the worst way and went on and one about how it was all a ploy to make him look funkitated, that is not what has pissed me off the most. What agitates me the most, and don’t get me wrong any attack on my queen ain’t cool, is the sheer arrogance that he displays. Does he not realize how rare it is to be afforded the opportunities the Lisa gave him? I may be over sensitive to this type of thing, but still it is totally unacceptable.
Trust me, I am not totally oblivious to what people like to say about me, I know of some of the rumors floating around. Here is the fact, everything I have, I have provided for myself. I have worked for every last cent to my name and earned my positions the old fashioned way, busting ass. Never have I been given a free ride, a little extra cash here and there, and by no means any financial assistants. I have been busting my bell tower hump since I was eleven years old, and if that isn’t enough, I have never once asked anyone for money…even when I thought I’d lost it all. I’m sorry to go on and on about that, but now do you see why that asshole Cedric’s comments burn me so bad? He hit the jackpot, literally, and pissed it all away with his piss poor elitist attitude.
When you are lucky to have someone in your life who is kind enough to help you financially, how could you dare feel like you are entitled to that? Forget about the lavish mansion, fancy cars, or exuberant lifestyle that Lisa provided for Cedric…not having to constantly stress over money is a luxury that is not to be taken for granted. Let me put it to you like this, besides my career goals, my dream is to be able to have a lovely place to live one day that I can call my home. It doesn’t have to be luxurious or over the top, no, I just want to be able to afford a nice place that has everything I need and a couple of chic decorations or two…something a little bigger then my 150 square foot apartment would also be lovely. Here’s the deal, I’m WORKING towards that, I don’t expect to be able to go out and buy an apartment in Soho tomorrow…but one day yes. Cedric was just handed that life without doing a damn thing and now he has the audacity to make it seem as though he deserved it? That is a slap in the face to all the people who wish they were lucky enough to not stress everyday over having enough money to make next month’s rent.
On another note, a lot of people don’t realize that Lisa Vanderpump actually works, and hard at that. If you go to Villa Blanca or Sur, she is not just sitting in the corner looking fab. She is on the go just like any other restaurant owner would be. She may live like a queen, but she works to pay those bills, and no one is justifying cutting her a check for looking pretty. Cedric also claims that Lisa so unjustly had him banned from the show, I say way to go Bravo for 86ing that wanna be. I’ve been involved in enough filming of Real Housewives of New York to know that the producers will accommodate the wishes of the cast.
I could go on and on about Cedric’s lies and manipulation, but I won’t. I will be perfectly honest with you, I would give anything for someone to just write me a check for $50,000 tomorrow, it would give me a sense of relief that I’ve never experienced before, but there are way more people in this world who could use that 50k more then I. If that trash-box can teach us one thing, it is that it is more important to work for what you have and pay it forward to people who are really in need. On that note, help out someone who has less then you tomorrow, even if it is just a few kind words. At the end of the day it is about the good that you did for others and not about the amount of Chanel handbags you have in your closet. If you are one of the few who can do both, I hate you…. JUST KIDDING!!!
Tonight the Orange County Housewives return for their SEVENTH Season! Has it been that long since we’ve been watching Bravo’s Housewives? Yup!
Stop back tonight to chat during the show!
Fashion Roundup by MichellefromNY
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – The Wedding
Adrienne– Always tacky Adrienne doesn’t do much better in the evening wear department. This mermaid gown is in a tacky shade of moss green that is uber unflattering. And the shiny satin only serves to highlight every wrinkle in the fabric. The band under her boobs and at mid-thigh have these ugly flower appliques that are just not a pretty detail. I don’t understand you Adrienne, if you’re so rich get a real stylist already! You can do so much better!
Fashion Note: Watch out for details that look out of place on an outfit as that can sometimes read as tacky. Overdone is not a good thing when it comes to clothes.
Camille– This black strapless gown is pretty with an interestingly architectural train tied at the back. I like Camille in black, but as skinny as Camille is, you can see some unflattering bulges. This is why shine can easily be your enemy in photographs, especially when the material is super tight as it is here on Camille. But overall, the look is pretty, but definitely not her best look.
Fashion Note: Just because you are wearing black, does NOT mean its automatically flattering. Check fit and limit shiny areas to where you want to highlight your features, not where you want to hide them.
Kyle– I read somewhere that Kyle is wearing an Adrienne Papell here and it’s pretty. I like fuchsia on Kyle and the grecian column silhouette is very flattering on Kyle (and is typical of Kyle to wear as she’s very self-conscious of her midsection). The look is easy yet dressed up by combining flowing chiffon with a gold “necklace” top. I also like how she accessorized simply with mid-size plain gold hoops. This is definitely one of Kyle’s better looks.
Fashion Note: OC housewives take note–overly saturated clothes equals bad. Nice jewel tones like fuchsia is good and flattering. Know that.
Lisa– I wasn’t such a fan of Lisa’s look as pastel pink satin is definitely not my favorite. As you probably can tell, I don’t really like satin. Its just one of those fabrics that you need an incredible body to pull off–especially if its fitted–and its hard to be photographed in. I will acknowledge that it was a very “Lisa” dress so it works for her, but the color with the satin was just atrocious. She would have looked better with chiffon or lace in my opinion. I did love the asymmetric peek of diamonds on the left bust and half of her waist. It brought interest and a perfect shot of glam to her look that again, made it work for her. Her accessories were my favorite, especially that tiara. It wasn’t too ostentatious and it looked more like a fancy headband than anything else so it was pretty not tacky.
Fashion Note: Asymmetric swaths of fabric at the waist flatters and helps make you look smaller than you actually are.
Love it Michelle! Thanks for the great fashion round up! And now another helpful fashion tip from Michelle…
Another big trend right now is lace. Lace is extremely feminine and although it’s a very old fabric, it feels modern today. For those of you who don’t like your arms, wearing a cocktail dress with lace long sleeves covers your arms in a flattering, pretty, and sexy way. Also, designers have started incorporating lace in their accessories like handbags which is a easy way to add lace without going lace head-to-toe.
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Look for a great blog coming soon all about Taylor Armstrong, someone here has done their homework and it wasn’t me! LOL
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Until Next Time….