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"The Real Housewives" Official Chat Thread
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Posted on 09/26/2010 6:39:02 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

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To: sarasota

I will, and I’ll get back to you.


51 posted on 10/02/2010 7:47:02 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

People magazine’s 10.11 issue says: “The Real Housewives franchise is finally out of the nation’s capital—what a monument to stupidity that series turned out to be—and moving back to Atlanta.

You’ll also want to check out Watch What Happens Live next Thursday: the Salahis and NeNe will all be there. Andy said they’ve wrapped the reunion and many questions are “answered”. We’ll see about that.


52 posted on 10/02/2010 3:19:33 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

OH NO! I can’t believe that they’re out of DC.
But I understand.
Without the Salahis, it would be very boring.
Michaele Salahi is totally being controlled by Tareq.
Did you see him pacing back & forth at the salon that she was getting her hair done for the State Dinner, so as to make sure that she said the proper things and wouldn’t say something dumb?

Tareq Salahi is a control freak.


53 posted on 10/02/2010 7:44:09 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’m not saying that they’re out but it has been rumored. Frankly, when people misbehave like this—pathologically lying and believing their own lies—it is disturbing to watch. For me anyway. Tareq is one messed up individual and his wife is a basket case on her own. FGS calling herself “Miss DC” because she has the most friends and is the prettiest and so on, is, well, I’m running out of words to describe those two. I find it difficult to watch either of them and often turn off the sound!


54 posted on 10/03/2010 5:01:29 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Tareq CONTROLS Michaele’s every word; every move.

Did you notice how he was ‘hanging out’ at the beauty salon while she was getting her hair & makeup done — after he said that he’d leave for a bit to ‘take care of some business’?

She can’t say anything that is not approved by him — he’s a scary monster that way. I had a boyfriend like that in the 1990s and it was a horrible time in my life.

Michaele needs to get out NOW!


55 posted on 10/03/2010 7:53:15 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I also noticed that, when they were at the writer’s residence, Michaele talked over Tareq a number of times and he did not look pleased. She is really high strung and I do believe that, as Mary said, she is very unhappy. But hey, she’s got a sugar daddy....


56 posted on 10/04/2010 6:33:59 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Oh no, I see my prior post created some confusion. The statement references the end of the DC wives and the beginning of the Atlanta wives, not that the DC franchise was over. I did hear that the numbers were the lowest of any Real franchises, so who knows? After the latest Salahi threat to “sue anyone who calls us ‘party crashers’”, Bravo may have to get rid of them and keep moving with some other drama!


57 posted on 10/04/2010 6:37:56 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Got it.

Tareq is hardly a “Sugar Daddy” anymore. The other day he filed for Chap. 7 Bankruptcy, so the money is dwindling & dwindling. I wonder if Michaele will stick around now “for better of for worse” (as she herself has stated) if Tareq cannot live up the life of a rich man.

The Sari red dress was also auctioned the other day. It fetched $7,000 and it was bought by none other than Erwin Gomez — the makeup artist who helped Michaele with the Sari at his salon the night of the WH State Dinner. The money is ‘supposedly’ going towards charity.

I can’t imagine the DC franchise without some disfucntion like the Salahis. They need those two in order to get whatever ratings they can get. Mary, Lynda, Stacie & Cat are boring.


58 posted on 10/04/2010 9:38:28 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Interesting! I hadn’t heard about Ch. 7 and imagine Tareq waited until after the Reunion to file! I think Erica would continue her back and forth to create drama but I’m sure Bravo will look for another dysfunctional couple to fire things up. Let me know if you get futher information!


59 posted on 10/04/2010 11:20:20 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I just read (whether true or not) that the Salahis are trying to get a Barbie doll make in Michale’s likeness wearing the crasher sari. What will they think of next?


60 posted on 10/04/2010 12:08:50 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Puke...

These people make me ill...


61 posted on 10/04/2010 12:37:39 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Now it’s on to the Atlanta Wives!


62 posted on 10/04/2010 1:00:46 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Well.... the Salahis have been making the rounds all week long to our local news outlets. Michaele says that Tareq has declared bankruptcy, but that she hasn’t. She says that Tareq’s bankruptcy is a “family issue” between Tareq and HIS family, and that it doesn’t involve her.

Does this mean that we’re going to see a more independent Michaele? Is she finally WAKING UP as to what a POS Tareq Salahi is?


63 posted on 10/06/2010 8:58:22 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Tareq has a way of declaring bankruptcy through the “companies” he develops. This time it’s the USPolo Club that’s gone belly-up, so I don’t know how it personally affects him. Just read that Cat will not return to a second season if the Salahis are still there.

Did you watch the Atlanta housewives?


64 posted on 10/06/2010 9:26:27 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota
Did you watch the Atlanta housewives?

I'll try to catch it when it repeats over the weekend. Mondays during the day and evening are very, very hard on me (sports, practices, CCD classes for my son, husband's weekly appt., etc.)

How can Cat decide this? She doesn't decide who stays and who goes -- that's BravoTV's call!

65 posted on 10/06/2010 9:58:03 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’m guessing that they signed for one season and, since it hasn’t yet been decided to renew, Cat has the option to opt-out. Can’t say I blame her. I read an interesting piece on how Bravo edits the timeline to suit their dramatic impact. No surprise there.


66 posted on 10/06/2010 11:02:33 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Just saw the Atlanta replay at 8pm. I like NeNe and Kim — I don’t know the other ladies, but the pregnant chick looks like she’s trouble.

CAN’T WAIT FOR TOMORROW NIGHT — D.C. FINALE!!


67 posted on 10/06/2010 6:30:39 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’d forgotten what a “hair trigger” NeNe has. She is blatently out of control with her attack on Dwight. And it shows her going off on her husband and Kim in the episodes to come. Yes, and remember that the Salahis and NeNe are on Watch What Happens Live right after the finale.


68 posted on 10/07/2010 6:17:26 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

The Finale rocked.

The Salahis are guilty guilty guilty.

Tareq is delusional, and so is she.


69 posted on 10/07/2010 7:57:42 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Did you see them on Watch...Live? Andy gave it his best shot but they just smiled and stuck to their script. It was just the epitome of arrogance.


70 posted on 10/08/2010 6:36:04 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Tareq’s dad died Thursday.


71 posted on 10/08/2010 8:39:39 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Yes, Tareq’s dad just died — and these fools are still so hungry on fame that they’re on TV! Where are the priorities? They repulse me.

Also: WHERE IS THE DAMN WHITE HOUSE INVITATION THAT THEY ALLEGE TO HAVE IN THEIR POSSESSION?!


72 posted on 10/08/2010 9:49:41 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

There was and is no invitation received through the mail. They got a verbal ok from Desiree & Company. Michelle O came to the rescue and as noted after the finale, this case is “still being investigated”. Yeah, sure.


73 posted on 10/09/2010 11:10:24 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Well, Silvie, we now know the truth about the Salahis and the slippery way they try to defend themselves. Last night’s reunion leaves little doubt in their pathology. It’s hard to tell if there is another season coming up but it’s clear that Stacey is on board. Your thoughts?


74 posted on 10/22/2010 6:13:53 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

One thing that I realized last night was at how Tareq Salahi behaves around women. He is clearly intimidated by them. Not only that — my deep suspicions that he abuses Michaele, both mentally, emotionally and physically, were answered last night. This guy is an emotional train wreck, and he’s dragging Michaele down with him.

She still has NO IDEA who he is and what an a**hole he is. The hand holding, the lovey-dovey kissing, etc. is just sickening. If she could just WAKE UP and see what Lynda, Mary and the others see — that Tareq is a punk, a slimeball and so abusive.

Like I told you before, I can tell these guys from a mile away. I dated this kind back in the 1990s. Tareq’s body language, demeanor and deep fury and anxiety is reminiscent to me of the men in my past. It was a horrible time in my life.

Tareq has so much anger inside of him that I actually fear for Michaele’s life.

I LAUGHED when Michaele told Andy that she knew that something was not “clicking” between Cat and Charles... that there was no “spark” there. She clearly lives in a fantasy world that is being fed by Tareq. He knows what a bumbling idiot she is, and he’s playing along psychological games with her.

BRING ON SEASON # 2!!!!!!!!!!!


75 posted on 10/22/2010 9:48:51 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

You nailed it. I have a hunch that Bravo is waiting for the final summation on the party crashers before they can renew the season and decide who to bring back for Season 2. I got the impression that Mary was “on the fence” but feel that she and her husband will work things out to their best advantage on a personal level.

As for the Bev Hills women, Kyle and Kim are going to be the “highjackers” of this show. Oil and water and they are already a distraction to me when I’d much rather have the focue on Lisa and Adrienne. Kelsey’s wife (name escapes me) is rather full of herself, don’t you think?


76 posted on 10/23/2010 5:42:19 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

I’m not watching BevHills.

Camille Grammer always rubbed me the wrong way, even before marrying Kelsey.

Lynda & Cat already said that they won’t be back if Michaele returns for a possible season 2.


77 posted on 10/23/2010 7:17:13 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’m sorry that you’ve had a few “Tareqs” in your life. That would indeed be dreadful. I like Bev Hills because of Lisa and Adrienne—both businesswomen who are showing the others what class looks like. Quite a nice shift from the rest of the wives.


78 posted on 10/24/2010 6:07:26 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Sounds interesting — Lisa and Adrienne.

NeNe gets a nose job this Monday night.

The DC press has been going BALLISTIC in regards to Tareq and Michaele. I cannot imagine these two being invited ANYWHERE in this town ever again. When Michaele wakes up and realizes that her Sugar Daddy Tareq is a bankrupt fat loser, she’ll want to get out of that relationship. By that time, it’ll be too late. Tareq has messed up her reputation and who she is deep inside. She will not be able to get away from him.


79 posted on 10/24/2010 12:45:11 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: sarasota

WAIT & SEE:

Tareq is going to get Michaele PREGNANT.

That way, she can never leave.


80 posted on 10/24/2010 2:07:04 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

From the trailer it looks like Craig is not there for NeNe’s nose job.

I wonder if Michaele can support having a baby. She is painfully thin, but does that matter to her or Tareq? I’d love to see some of the DC press on those two. Even their homeowner status in in question.


81 posted on 10/25/2010 6:26:57 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

The two gossip columnists from the Washington Post, Roxanne Roberts and Amy Artsesinger (sp?) rip them to shreds constantly. It’s a beauty.

Tareq doesn’t give a crap about Mich’s health. She’s a ‘trophy wife’ — that’s all.


82 posted on 10/25/2010 10:03:18 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’m going to have to go online to find the articles from these folks!


83 posted on 10/25/2010 11:35:13 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

I love Kim Z. and NeNe from Atlanta!!

I’m hooked!


84 posted on 11/15/2010 8:42:04 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: sarasota

Just heard that Kim Z is pregnant — Andy Cohen just put this on his Facebook wallpage.

I have no idea who the Baby Daddy is. Perhaps her new boyfriend, that 25-year-old NFL rookie?


85 posted on 11/22/2010 11:49:08 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Last I heard she’s a lesbian. ???


86 posted on 11/25/2010 11:05:32 AM PST by sarasota
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
The only real Housewives are the Housewives of Orange County. The rest are pretenders.

Happy Thanksgiving...

87 posted on 11/25/2010 11:13:33 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Obama, Pelosi and Reid, the Axis of Fascism.)
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To: sarasota

How are you, Sarasota?

Any thoughts on the RHOBH Grand Finale this upcoming Thursday? That Camille Grammer is such a horrible human being.

Getting ready for the season premiere of RHONY on Feb. 10th?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


88 posted on 01/16/2011 2:46:54 PM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Perdogg; sarasota

President Obama mentions Real Housewives in a speech last night (7/24/12). Starts in minute 0:59 —

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-IPfgh88g4


89 posted on 07/26/2012 4:55:10 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I’ve been off FR for a long time so I’m just catching up. Happy to see this thread may re-activate as I admit I watch all the Housewives except NJ. So let’s see: I’m completely hooked on the new Housewives of NY. Are you watching??


90 posted on 07/26/2012 7:17:25 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Oh Yes!

I’m still hooked up to ALL the Housewives franchises — mostly New Jersey and Orange County.

Watching NYC too — and it’s now getting interesting. Previews for next week show friction between Aviva, Sonja and Ramona — and I read in People magazine that The Countess was caught by the Bravo cameras in St. Barths with another man (not Jacques) leaving her hotel room. This will air on Aug. 27th. I like the new gal Heather Thomson on RHNYC, but can’t stand ‘Chompers’ (Carole).

Hope you’re doing well!!!

(P.S. It was funny to hear the POTUS mentioning the shows!)


91 posted on 07/26/2012 12:47:42 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Chompers! LOL. Veneers anyone? The Countess trying to get preggers and now with another man? Silly woman. She is so clueless. I truly hope they get rid of Ramona and wouldn’t mind seeing Sonja gone. What a pathetic party she hosted for Aviva—and what about the “entertainment”?!

I hear the Miami wives are back with new housewives. Of course I will check them out.


92 posted on 07/26/2012 2:31:03 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Yes, the Countess is trying to get pregnant with Jacques (hence the visits to the ovulation acupuncturist), but she was allegedly ‘caught’ sleeping with another man. She’s too Old, in my opinion.

Bravo TV needs to check-in Ramona at a rehab center. She’s just too far gone vis-á-vis her drinking. I was upset that Jill, Alex and Kelly weren’t invited back (neither one was my favorite, but they were worth the entertainment).

Miami Housewives starts on Sept. 13th. This one was my least favorite, but with new housewives I’ll give it another try too...

Happy Weekend!


93 posted on 07/26/2012 2:52:49 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Thanks for the weekend wishes. Back at you! LeAnn is definitely too old. To think she has been taking prenatal vitamins for a year. Good grief. Send me a post now and then. These ladies will certainly be fodder for our conversations.


94 posted on 07/26/2012 3:42:51 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Will do, my friend.

Looking forward to our weekly Real Housewives discussions...


95 posted on 07/28/2012 9:55:11 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

What about the Kardashians? You watching?


96 posted on 07/29/2012 8:56:36 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Hell NO!

I stay away from all of the Kardashian shows and “Ice & Coco”. I used to watch, but 3 to 4 reality shows per week is plenty for me. I enjoy NYC Housewives a bit more than NJ Housewives (who are so trashy!)


97 posted on 07/30/2012 5:17:15 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Your take on Aviva’s father? The “white trash twins” Sonja and Ramona?


98 posted on 07/31/2012 6:48:57 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

You know, maybe because I’ve dated EVERY SCUM OF THE EARTH KNOWN TO MAN during the ‘Decade of Decadence’, the 1980s, and the ‘Decade of Immorality’, 1990s, can I honestly say that Aviva’s dad is all “smoke & mirrors” (my opinion).

Yes, he appears to be a sexual deviant on television, but my take is that he’s putting on an act for the cameras, and that in reality he probably needs a heavy dose of Viagra to ‘get it up’.

I think Sonja handled him with style and class — and I actually felt bad for her. Believe it or not, I’d rather party with Ramona and Sonja any day. Carole and Aviva seem like uptight bores, although I found Carole’s directness and straightforwardness with The Countess refreshing (calling her out on ‘borrowing’ the designer dresses).

I like RHNYC — and I’m looking forward to watching how it develops in the weeks to come. The previews look good!

I’ll be on vacation next week, so I might miss it, but I’ll be back in ‘full force’ for the Aug. 14th show.

Best!


99 posted on 07/31/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

In my day, George would be called “the dirty old man” and brushed off my each of us. He must have viagra for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between.

I’m not a fan of Ramona or Sonja. Maybe in my earlier years but now I’ve become an “uptight bore”. Maybe it’s because I stopped drinking!


100 posted on 08/01/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by sarasota
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