November 29, 2012 NOTE: Am having “behind the scenes” technical issues… hoping to have them resolved by the end of the day. Just a real pain in the azz!!
NOTE: Marisa Zanuck… who will be making her debut as a “Friend” of the RHOBH in two weeks… is getting in practice for writing her BravoBlog by writing her thoughts re the RHOBH for HollywoodLife! Marisa gives her impressions of the last RHOBH episode…
As someone who was born in Beverly Hills, Marisa says that looks are deceiving and there is plenty of lies, deceit and betrayal behind the fantasyland.
Marisa also mysteriously delves into “Shana”… a HS friend who happened to change her name.
Beverly Hills is a unique city, so surreal, mysterious and enchanting. The streets are lined with palm trees, perfectly manicured lawns and glorious estates hidden by massive gates. Growing up in Beverly Hills, I felt as though I lived in a fantasyland where everything was picture perfect, but I can tell you first hand that looks can be deceiving. As the saying goes, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Hidden behind the gates is a world full of lies, deceit, betrayal and drama, which is the perfect segue to the Nov. 26 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Lisa Vanderpump and Adrienne Maloof are two very strong and successful women who made their dreams of living in Beverly Hills a reality. Perhaps I am a bit jaded because I was never drawn to the perceived lifestyle that Beverly Hills represents. I was born into it, so it was never my goal in life to grow up and live that dream.
Both Adrienne and Lisa worked very hard to make their Beverly Hills dreams come true, and frankly, that is not an easy task. My point is that these women are used to getting what they want and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. When it comes to friendships and relationships, however, this single-minded determination can create issues that are beyond repair. As I watched Adrienne and Lisa’s sit-down, it occurred to me that they can’t make up. In the fantasyland that is Beverly Hills, Lisa and Adrienne have become Alexis and Krystle from Dynasty.
Moving on to Ojai, I thought it was funny that there weren’t enough bedrooms — but I didn’t feel sorry for anyone, did you? They were in a beautiful estate and lucky to be there. If sharing a room in an estate is something to worry about, that is a problem. I loved how Yolanda Foster arrived in a private jet, it was perfection. Yolanda is cool; I like how she sits there in utter disbelief at what is transpiring around her.
Yolanda and I have a few of those WTF moments in upcoming episodes, and we both have no problem calling it out.
Speaking of calling it out, I do understand how Brandi Glanville was quick to react to Adrienne, but I think it was a misunderstanding. Brandi just had a touching and emotional conversation with Kim Richards so her emotions were raw. Adrienne was on the other side of the room, oblivious to Kim and Brandi’s conversation. When Adrienne saw Kim cry, her instinct was to check on her by shouting across the table, and that caught Brandi at the wrong moment. At the end of the day, it was just bad timing for Adrienne.
I had a friend in high school named Shana that was one of those girls with the worst timing; she has since changed her name, but that is another story…
It seems the drama in Beverly Hills is heating up and will soon be on fire. I’m not referring to Lisa’s former mansion across the street from Adrienne’s that went up in flames; I’m referring to the impending drama that I saw first hand when I joined the show. As the winter weather cools us down, at least we can count on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to warm us up.
xx — Marisa Zanuck
NOTE: From Marisa’s review, Marisa is hinting that the cat’s outta the bag when it comes to Shana/SWINE/Shaft bein’ called out.
However, what exactly will Shana be called out on? Her name changes? Her financial issues? Her dating life? Her experience as a pharmaceutical sales rep? Her swaggerin’ around cross country passin’ herself off as a “Detroit Ford”… and landing in Beverly Hills?
If you’ve been a SH reader, you KNOW the real Shana/SWINE/Shaft…
- You already KNOW her many name changes and the several reasons she states for the changes. Shana changing her name because she likes the designer, TomFord, was one of the best. Yeah, OK, Shana!
- You already KNOW about her life in Florida, where she met Russell, with whom she forged a scammer lifestyle.
- You already KNOW about her phony “platform” for being a poster child for DV.
- The information uncovered on SH about Shana/SWINE/Shaft could go on and on…
If you DON’T know about Shana/SWINE/Shaft’s background, it’s all on the SH masthead. Please read. Every video in which she participated…. and every video in which others are speaking about her… is available on the SH masthead. Please do your own research and get yourself prepared for whatever is about to be revealed about Shana/SWINE/Shaft…as there will be plenty of discussion!
(Thanks to SH readers “Sgrahm” “PMG” and “SuBe”!!)