Stolen from TMZ, Payback is a bitch.
This fake blond chick is suing a division of Ryan Seacrest Productions for referring to the Lilly, the newest member of the Shahs of Sunset cast, as a “Persian Barbie” claiming that even though she did not copyright the moniker she has been using it for years. It’s nothing more than a cry for attention. Nothing will come of this and TMZ should not even have run the story. Clearly they want to give this idiot some press. I still think they should call Lilly the Persian Courtney Stodden, but hey, that’s just me.
I’m not a Kardashian fan. I’m really not. Somehow though, I became a Khloe fan. I admit that I am a sucker for Khloe and Lamar. I don’t watch it on Sunday nights, because there is way too much on, so that means I catch it on weekends. Perhaps, I am in a vulnerable place when that Ryan Seacrest Production comes on my screen. I should know better, having seen hard evidence that lots of the Dubai scenes from Keep Up With The Kardashians were refilmed in a Hollywood studio, than to believe what I see on Khloe and Lamar. I should, but I don’t. I believe. I feel a bit happy to still have some reality TV naïveté left. It’s nice to be able to suspend disbelief and just go with the show.
Last night I was up way too late and saw a bit of Khloe and Lamar in the wee hours of the morning. Lamar had just started playing for the Mavericks and it wasn’t going well. He was depressed and Khloe was trying to fix everything. It was a rather sad episode. The kind that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you want everything to be alright. But it’s not alright. Lamar was benched for the season today and unofficially released to go back to Kardashian land. Lamar won’t be playing again until next season if then. He may just retire. I know it’s naive, but I just hope that Khloe and Lamar survive this. I want to believe in their happily ever after.
Reza Farahan may be having a ball in NYC with all the Bravo goings on, gee, I haven’t heard anyone mention Sheree Whitfield being there, but this coming Sunday’s episode takes a turn from the usual parties and drinking and GG getting into a fight, oh wait, I think GG goes after MJ for being late to her parents anniversary party so there is that. But Reza is in serious mode when he goes to New York to visit his father and they have one of those conversations that family members have and well, Reza does the ugly cry. Reza talked about the conversation with his father recently to an LA Times Blog (clearly this is cheating on his part, no?) it’s a great interview and you can read the whole thing here
Let’s talk about this reunion you have with your father in this Sunday’s episode and how it compares to the petty drama we’ve been seeing on the show.
You have to remember, audiences want to see a certain amount of my life and I am multi-faceted so to assume over a six-episode run, you’re going to get every aspect of what makes Reza Reza — you’re not. You’re getting little snippets. Shooting occurred over a certain number of months and whatever was happening in my life was catalogued and you guys get a fraction of what was catalogued. But it just so happened that when we were filming, I did make a trip to New York and the cameras happened to be with me and I had one of the most important, powerful, transformational conversations I’ve ever had with my father. If you seen the little teaser for it, you see me doing the ugly cry and I’m horrified. But it’s going to bring about conversations in people’s homes and it’s going to have an impact and a lot of people are going to be able to relate to it. It’s crazy that one of the most important conversations I’ve had with my father was filmed and I’m going to relive it as an onlooker. That blows my mind.
There are only two more episodes of Shahs left, so be sure to tune in Sunday night at 10 on Bravo!
Wow,Matt Lauer interviewed Ryan Seacrest this morning on the Today Show in a very odd situation. Ryan has been trying to land a morning hosting job for quite some time. It was rumored that he wanted to take over for Regis Philbin. Ryan was in talks to replace Matt Lauer as the host of the Today Show at the end of last year. Rumors that Lauer was leaving the Today Show began last April and it wasn’t until recently that Lauer agreed to a 30 million dollar contract to stay. The moment Ryan heard that Lauer might leave he was in NYC angling for the slot. That started the rumors that he was ready to leave his American Idol gig and relocate to NYC. Now that Lauer is staying, Seacrest is coming on the NBC team for the Olympic coverage in London this summer during Primetime. In other words, Seacrest is setting himself to slide right into Lauer’s job when he leaves. In the interview Lauer says that he and Ryan are “friendly” and have gone to dinner to discuss this; however, neither one of them looked very comfortable in this interview. AWKWARD. Seacrest said he is still working some things out with his American Idol contract, but he is expecting to return next season.