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RZ Finale Curveball October 12, 2009

Filed under: Bravo,Primetime,Reality — thedogwoodtree @ 8:50 pm
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I was wrong that Paris was the finale, because it was this week.  We saw more of Taylor losing her shit and Brad in short shorts.  And we discovered a male model whose name might escape me, but the visual of his biceps will not.  Basically, Rachel’s health problems got bad enough that she’s decided to make some changes, and in the last 2 minutes we saw what those changes will be.  Taylor really is going to be heading the product development line, Brad’s going to be staying put, and Rachel’s going to alleviate stress by backing up and….letting Rodger be the new boss.  That’s right.  Next season we get to enjoy watching him butt heads with his wife’s employees, and RZ already warned them that Rodg won’t be nearly so lenient about their childish behavior.

That is lit-rilly BA-nanas.


My Cable’s Back!!! October 6, 2009

Yesterday was a bad day.  My cable and internet went down for 12 hours — yes, 12 hours.  I had to go to my mom’s to watch Gossip Girl (it was kinda lame, and Tyra Banks is probably the worst actress to ever be on that show).  I missed the finale of Rachel Zoe Project altogether (got to catch that tonight) and at 10pm I was finally able to watch Sunday night’s episode of Dexter.


But tonight is going to be better, I can already feel it.  The Hills but not The City (Roxy and Olivia frighten me), Flipping Out, and the rerun of Rachel Zoe Project.  No DWTS or Biggest Loser, but I can promise I’ll be putting up a Biggest Loser recap courtesy of guest author Mini Diva, who gladly fills my shoes in that department.


Also, now that I have Showtime, I have to catch up on Weeds and start watching Californication.  I’m hearing that the latter is a winner.


What to Set Your DVRs For This Week… September 28, 2009


Gossip Girl on the CW at 9:00

Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo at 8:00


Season Premiere of The Hills!  MTV at 8:30

Season Premiere of The City!  MTV at 9:00

Flipping Out on Bravo at 8:00


Season Premiere of Real World Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins.  MTV @ 8

Top Chef Las Vegas on Bravo at 8

Cougar Town on ABC at 8:30

Eastwick on ABC at 9:00


Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo at 8

Project Runway on Lifetime at 8

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC at 8

The Office on NBC at 8

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX at 11


Entourage hour-long season finale on HBO at 8

Desperate Housewives on ABC at 8

Dexter on Showtime at 8

Brothers & Sisters on ABC at 9


Fashion-Forward Monday September 21, 2009

Filed under: Bravo,News Feed,Reality,Teen Drama — thedogwoodtree @ 7:18 am
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Tonight is quite the night for 20something girls with Daddy’s credit card.  Both Gossip Girl and Rachel Zoe Project are on, and as always both will have us admiring the checkbook-unfriendly ensembles. 


I read that Rachel Zoe will be suffering from exhaustion and pass out on tonight’s episode.  Funny, I’ve heard that phrase before from the publicists of some of Rachel’s former clients like Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie.


In the Upper East Side, the gang goes to NYU and I personally cannot wait until Blair discovers that Georgina is her new roommate or when Dan tells Blair she isn’t allowed to wear headbands anymore — a Waldorf wardrobe staple as most of you know.  I saw a quote the other day from none other than Victoria Beckham, who said she is “ridiculously addicted” to Gossip Girl.  I’m glad I’m not the only one!


A Recap on the Week’s TV Happenings September 13, 2009

I watched everything!

— RACHEL ZOE PROJECT: tomorrow Rachel experiences a meltdown because we all know, and the gossip columns report on, how terrifyingly thin she is.  Yes, that is her spine sticking out.  If the bitch just gained some weight, she wouldn’t look like such an old hag.  Fat plumps those wrinkles out, Rach.  Look into it.  Last Monday, Brad went to the Oscars with “Annie” Hathaway.  I don’t like Anne.  So I don’t care if he went with her.  (Do you love that I talk about her as if I know her?)  But I do likee the Liv Tyler and her comment about Dads in leather jackets gave me a good visual and a good giggle.

— FLIPPING OUT: Jeff’s old assistant Rachel quit and gave 15 minutes notice.  So he hired the first guy he spoke to even after promising Jenni he would seek multiple candidates.  And that guy didn’t work out either.  He flirted with Jenni, with Zoila, with their client Chaz…men, women, older Spanish women.  And basically, he got fired for it.  I wonder how Chaz will feel when he doesn’t show up for a private yoga session with him?  Crushed.

— PROJECT RUNWAY: zzzzzzz.  Yep, that was me sleeping.  I didn’t think Logan’s design was all that bad.  I did think the spelling of Qristyl’s name was, though, so thank the lord it won’t be gracing the screen anymore.  It broke more rules than my poor English-loving heart could bear.  Far worse is this entire new season.  They are losing me as the devoted watcher I once was, and they’re losing me fast.  No amount of famous guest stars can turn it around either.  It seems like a low-budget production.  Which is interesting because we’re not supposed to notice that they changed networks but something is off.  Maybe I can’t put my finger on it, but the pizzazz is lost.  Get it together, Lifetime!

— REAL WORLD CANCUN: finale.  Joey and Ayiiia had sex.  I say that with no forewarning because it seemed obvious from the moment they made nice.  Then Ayiiia felt guilty because she cheated on her boyfriend.  I’m assuming they’re no longer an item because at the “Shit They Should Have Shown” reunion, her and Bronne were making out.  Whatever.  Real World got incestuous a helluva long time ago.  They all said goodbye and it was fairly mundane.  The unseen footage, though, was not — it was a fucking laugh riot.  Emilee’s falling, the guys wrestling, all the hookups that didn’t make it to camera, Bronne idolizing Jonna’s ex Matt (who refused to pick her up at the airport upon her return, go figure when she hooked up with half of Mexico).  It was all there, and it was splendid.  Let’s reunite next week for the Reunion Show, which is where the good stuff happens.

— TOP CHEF LAS VEGAS: First, Jessie went home after the newly revised and scarier Quickfire.  Her lip piercing seemed unhygienic and I’m not sorry she went, she was in the bottom for everything anyway.  Ironically, the other chubby redhead, Kevin, won the quickfire and was not only granted immunity, he sat in with all the smug Frenchies and judges during the meal the next evening.  The Hispanic gentleman went home for butchering his meat.  One of the brothers, Brian perhaps, won the whole thing for his wonderful fish.  And oh, how I wish I could taste it all.  Such a disappointment.

— REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA: wow.  I saw them on Ellen premiere week and they were something I hadn’t seen before….a whole group of hot messes.  The bickering and yelling and the amount of big leg hanging out and fake hair on that stage were mind-boggling.  Anyway, on Thursday’s episode Kim took her pudgy and demanding youngest daughter on a shopping spree and spent about $4k.  Again, HOW does she pay for this?  I guess we find the answer when Big Papa returns in two weeks and sweeps her away to the Bahamas — she needed to so he could give her a payment since she’s been racking up quite a credit card bill lately.  Lisa’s fashion line came out and Sheree made a complete fool of herself by showing up after the runway show and wearing jeans and a hoodie sweatshirt.  That alone was quite a statement since she gets facials wearing Dior couture and shit.  Translation: Lisa, your fashion line is such doody that I couldn’t even bother to get out of my most tragic clothing and show up for you.  P.S. I’m jealous since my Mercedes Benz Fashion Show got the shitcan when I insisted they escort me in a Maybach, a car worth more than my own house…

Poor, tragic bitches.


Rachel Zoetox @ NY Fashion Week September 1, 2009

Filed under: Bravo,Reality — thedogwoodtree @ 7:42 am


Admittedly, I am not fashion know-it-all.  I could spot a Marchesa  and maybe a Posen, but not differentiate between Valentino and Armani.  And until a few days ago when I was reading my InStyle, I was utterly clueless as to the fact that Marc Jacobs is the designer for Louis Vuitton.  The only thing that gives most of these brands away is their logo on a handbag. 


But that doesn’t mean I don’t love to watch things flit down the runway at NY Fashion Week, whether I understand the “design concept” or not.  I’ve never bought into the clothing-as-art stuff but I know when someone looks pulled together and when someone looks a lukewarm fucking mess.




What’s on Tonight: Monday 8/24 August 24, 2009

Filed under: Bravo,Reality — thedogwoodtree @ 7:52 am
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Not looking so worse for the wear

Not looking so worse for the wear



You probably aren’t a Rachel Zoe fan.  I know I wasn’t before I watched an episode.  She used to style Nicole Richie back in the day, and there were all those nasty rumors that she encourages her clients to starve themselves.  She herself probably weighs 80 lbs. and has a concave chest.  Not to mention the fact that Perez Hilton despises her and regularly posts pictures announcing “Raisin Face” on his blog.  And so, okay, those things may or may not be true. 


What is true is that Zoe is chauffeured around L.A. and NYC with a giant Starbucks cup on hand at all times (she says it contains chai, I don’t know about that) and a perpetual pair of enormous sunglasses, zipping in to vintage stores and spending tens of thousands of dollars on goodies for herself which she then must hide from husband Rodger.