Bravo announced a full slate of new scripted and “unscripted” shows for 2014 today. Although some of the “unscripted” shows sound like repackaged versions of other shows where a bunch of women “attempt to balance their personal and professional lives, ” others sound new and exciting. There is a dating show that films and airs in the same week, a fantastic sounding travel show, and a show set in London! The two scripted shows both seem to have potential, however, is it me or do they just introduce these scripted series and we never see them air?
Click through for the entire list of new and returning shows. Let me know if you Phaedra Parks name in there anywhere…:) Also absent? Real Housewives of Miami. Continue reading
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As much as I like these ridiculous Bravo shows, they always seem to just drag on forever. For the first time in the history of Bravo, the Shahs finale seemed like a nice happy ending. All of the storylines were wrapped up. Everyone pretended to kiss and make up. That should have been the end.
But, no. We are still driving the hilariously stupid gold them into the ground with a reunion at a dinner table. Let’s see if some dumps a plate of tahdig on anyone in this episode.
Andy asks Reza what the hell he was thinking screaming the word faggot at people in a gay club. He says that the guy was talking about Iran like it was Club Med. Um, flashback to 80′s resorts with rampant STDs. Plus the guy was not doing that at all. He talked about missing his family and not being able to see them. Now MJ is joining in to defend Reza and both are saying that FOB is perfectly fine. As far as I am concerned it is perfectly fine if your intent is to insult someone, it’s as good an insult as any. What is not perfectly fine is the two of them acting as if it is a term of endearment. They are both delusional. Just say, “I didn’t like the guy, I called him an FOB, and it’s really not that big of a deal!” But no. That can never happen. Reza and MJ both just seem to try to look like assholes. Reza seems to get it after the tenth question that he needs to apologize and shut up. Continue reading
OMG today has been A DAMN DAY! I was just finally having fun with my commenters and now I have to recap. I mean I love Shahs of Sunset but damn there is so much fun drama on my blog. Anyway. I am here and a bit tipsy so this blog should be good but error filled. So the typo police are welcome to go fuck themselves now.
I am so not happy that this reunion is going to be a blood bath. The season has such a happy ending. I am VERY impressed with my Andrew for using a bit of Farsi. He still tickles my heart no matter how shady he gets, which is why I was so upset with a commenter today for mean tweeting him and attaching my name. Please know that much like TMZ says about loving Hollywood but having a weird way of showing it that is how I feel about the Bravolebrities and I NEVER want any of my blogs sent to them directly.
Everyone looks amazing tonight. Asa and GG are particularly stunning. Andy has put on quite the Persian feast for everyone. I love it! OOOOH a yellow diamond headpiece on Asa. Andy starts with happiness, Reza is engaged ! I thought it was the most pathetic engagement ever, but let me try to be nice about this. Continue reading
You know who else likes books? Hitler! Um, I mean Andy Cohen.
You know what OK Magazine thought would be a fun idea? Getting someone who has not read a book since middle school and even then only read the Cliff’s Notes to do some book reviews! Well, it kind of make sense when the books are “written” by Bravolebrities who have never read a book either (let alone actually written the ones he is discussing.) So just for shits and giggles, let’s see what Reza has to say about three books he has never read by people who didn’t actually write them.
Reza likes the cover of Phaedra’s book. He loves things that are red and pink because he is gay. (His words not mine.) And he thinks the full page photo of Phaedra on the back is cute and he wants to give her a hug. But when you open the book. Wait? He opens a book? Are we witnessing a first here on OK Magazine Video? Rene says $23 is rather steep for a book. And it is for this book. However, it does make it clear that Reza has never purchased a book in his life. Continue reading
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It time once again for the season finale of Shahs of Sunset. Can you believe it has been three seasons already. We’ve loved them and hated them and loved them again and then totally despised them and now it’s time to part ways once again and wait to see what their season four personalities will be. My greatest hope for season four is that they get rid of the stupid theme song and use Asa’s song, Terangeles instead. But for now it is time to tie up all the lose ends.
First Reza and Mike head to the gym for the incredibly scripted make up scene. Reza goes to train with a gold chain around his neck. On the outside of his tee shirt. They work out for five minutes and then Reza starts the conversation by saying that he feels very distant from Mike and it hurts him. Mike says he is hurt that Reza didn’t give him 100% of his help. Reza says absolutely he did not. For some reason, Mike feels like he is partners with Reza and he should be getting a percentage of his sales. Well that would be awesome if that is the way it worked. But that is an obscene idea. You don’t just decide to partner up with someone and take a percentage of their commissions while you do nothing. All Reza owed Mike if he owed him anything was to give him some pointers. Perhaps some good neighborhoods to canvas. for listings. Let him do some open houses for Reza where he might meet some potential buyers. Tell him to go to all the Persian things his rich Persian friends do pass out as many business cards and shake as many hands as possible. Have his brothers and parents pimp him out. DO SOMETHING other than whining about what Reza is not doing for him. Reza explains that successful agents who take the time to mentor newbies receive a percentage of their commission for teaching them, not the other way around. Reza is right. Mike doesn’t want to pay his dues. Mike says he is going back to commercial real estate, as if he ever left commercial real estate. They hug it out. Continue reading
This is the big moment where Reza proposes to Adam
It appears that Shahs of Sunset’s Reza Farahan proposed to his boyfriend, Adam Neely, during the filming of this season of Shahs of Sunset. The happy event occurred during a taping of course when the crew was in Palm Springs last August. The proposal was kept on the downlow but will be shown on next week’s finale of Shahs of Sunset.
One would think that Reza would propose with a lot of fanfare and a healthy dose of emotion, but basically Reza just has a dinner party and tosses a Cartier bag at Adam during the dessert course. GG points out that the price tag is still on the box. What? Cartier puts price tags on their boxes? How gauche. Speaking of gauche, Mike says the price tag doesn’t matter because it is expensive. After Adam opens the box, Asa asks what it means and Reza laughs nervously and says to Adam, I love you, will you marry me? Continue reading
I am really looking forward to this episode. Due to all sorts things last night I was not able to watch until this morning. I am excited to see the sights of Turkey and….oh wait. That is not what we are getting. We get a scene with Reza and GG inserting anti nausea suppositories up their asses. Seriously, Ryan Seacrest Productions? You were doing so well.
Next, Asa tells Reza that there is a border town in Turkey where they can go and see Iran. Seriously? It’s shocking news that Turkey borders Iran? She just found this information out from a waiter? When I heard they were going to Turkey I fully expected them to be filming the entire episode at the border town. Not in the European city of Istanbul. Sigh. Maybe the breaking news is they have planes in Turkey that take you to other cities? I don’t get it. I must be cranky today because quite frankly this is the 37th thing I have found irritating and annoying since I got up a couple hours ago. I’m going to take a deep breath and consider suspend disbelief about people from Iran not knowing the border countries of their homeland or knowing that air travel exists. EXCEPT! Reza just said in his talking head “I didn’t know it was a possibility to go to the border of Iran. You can go “look at Iran” pretty much anywhere on the border and there is a huge border crossing at Dogubayazit into the Iranian town of Bazargan there are also two smaller crossing points that are much easier to navigate on foot. What am I even talking about this for, Reza probably could not find Iran on a map, with labels. Continue reading
MJ looks fantastic on Watch What Happens Live tonight in a hot black jumpsuit (no corset). The other guest is Bobby Moynihan from SNL. Also, MJ seems fairly sober. The hot bartender is an NFL player, Justin Tuck. It looks like MJ picked up an new Allah necklace in Instanbul. I quit wearing mine after 9/11 I guess it is safe to pull it out of the lockbox to wear again now. The more I watched the show the more perplexed I became over MJ’s jumpsuit. I wish Andy would have made her stand up? Is the gold trim made from bullets? Continue reading
I am so excited for tonight’s episode of Shahs of Sunset for so many reasons. For one, I love Turkey and am dying to see where they go. And for another, while they are in Turkey this group will not be wasted the entire time and hopefully we will see them more civilized with less liquid courage coursing through their veins. And finally we likely will not be distracted by the women’s breasts hanging out for all to see. It should be a fun, more conservative show.
Already Reza is pretending like he cares about his heritage. He doesn’t but my home for him is that he will when he returns from this trip. GG wins the best luggage award with some Gucci looking roll-on with a leather flip top. Crap I forgot about them getting wasted on the flight over. MJ is standing up during take-off. What is wrong with these people? Have they never been in a plane before? It looks like they are in Lufthansa’s business class and are sort of spread out so that may be a good thing. Wow! It’s only 12 hours to Istanbul from the west coast.
Did they actual bring champagne with them? The first thing they do when they get to there van is drink. They toast to being in the middle-east. Well close enough to the middle east I suppose. Istanbul is primarily in Europe.
MJ and GG begin arguing on the first night out in Istanbul. This is not what we want to see Bravo. Why do we need to fly them half way around the world to hear them rehash their stupid arguments in front of a foreign audience? /sigh Yet somehow they end up apologizing and making up. Continue reading
We start off this week with GG and Leila meeting at their Dad’s office to discuss their extensions business. What in the holy hell is going on with Leila’s hair? She has some sort of greasy bed head thing going on. GG has her hair in a pony tail. Is this really the look these two want to have during their product placement segment of Shahs of Sunset for hair extensions? It make no sense. Nor does the lack of enthusiasm. If they were serious about this “business” they would have put some effort into it.
Leila wants to know what is going on with the MJ situation. GG says that she wants to know why Leila is hanging out with MJ since MJ called their parents and said that GG was a whore bitch. OMG. Please tell me MJ did not do that. Oh god. There is footage. Leila doesn’t believe that GG is not the cause of the problem. I get that. GG has a history of lying but this time she is telling the truth. Leila calls Mike to verify GG’s story. Mikes supports GG version of events more or less. Leila apologizes. GG’s extensions look great in her talking heads.
Asa and Reza are going shopping at Kitson’s for Soghati , gifts from your travels you bring to your friends and family. MJ arrives and says she is determined to ruin GG’s life. Asa takes MJ to lunch and tries to talk her down. Continue reading
We begin the next morning with cameramen in Mikes bedroom in yet another fake morning scene by Bravo. The storyline is, Mike wakes up the morning after the Diamond Water launch party feeling rough and embarrassed. Jessica explains all the parts that Mike doesn’t remember.
Asa invites MJ and GG over to her house in an attempt to get them to reconcile before the trip to Turkey. I am SO excited about the trip but Asa and I may be the only ones actually looking forward to it. Seriously Asa? French Feta? Feta is Greek. I also want the recipe for that Apple Cider Vinegar Habanero sauce. But what did it go with? Asa tells them to just work it out. MJ wants to know what she did wrong. GG’s anger management techniques must be working for her because I would have gutted her like a fish right there. There is no way in hell she doesn’t know what she did wrong. Somehow they all calmly agree to squash it. Continue reading
I woke up today with new weather and new symptoms. I am not enjoying 2014 so far. So a long as I am already annoyed I figured, why not watch Reza Farahan on Bethenny. Bethenny says that Reza has been going through a lot of stuff on the show and when girls do that they often get drastic hair cuts to symbolize the change. Bethenny says this could be a catharsis for him and a chance to just let everything go. Cleary, Bethenny has never seen the show. No one lets anything go ever. Reza says he has been having dreams about this. He had a dream that she shaved his moustache and saved the hair and put it in a snow globe with a mini Bethenny inside and everyone that came to the show would shake the snow globe.
Bethenny asks Reza if he knew when he said it that he should not have called Sasha a faggot. He says, “I did but I am not trying to blame editing at all…but” and then he goes on with the textbook “There are things you did not see…” followed with a side of ” I had been drinking…” Bethenny says he is street. Reza says he may be gay on the inside but he is all thug on the outside. Well, there is that. He does own his thuggish behavior. Maybe one day he will learn how to sincerely apologize for it. Bethenny wants to do a test shave on his leg. He tells her to be sure and “go with the grain.” An argument ensues. Bethenny tries to explain that you shave UP the leg. Reza says “You’re a sweet white person with calm white hairs, I’m and angry middle eastern man with angry middle eastern hair.” Bethenny agrees to do it his way which takes about 47 swipes as opposed to the 3 it would have taken done the right way. Continue reading