Marisa Zanuck

Maris comments on the Moroccan dinner gone wrong and why she feels like Brandi deserved to speak up for herself.

on Jan 14, 20130

Then whom do we hear from again? You guessed it, none other than Taylor, who is so desperate to get some attention on herself that she starts sticking up for Brandi and yells that they are both are single women and need to stick together. Taylor goes on and on about how her deceased husband left her with a mountain of debt and problems..OMG.. how often do we have to hear about this!!! Who cares! So over Taylor! The thing that pisses me off is that Taylor is just fake, she is the Queen of inauthenticity.

Finally, after all the yelling has subsided, my husband Dean, as always, has to make a joke so he asks what we want for desert. I think that sums all of this up.

As I get to know these ladies more I am taking this drama less seriously, honestly some of it is so over-the-top you have to laugh at the end. If nothing else, at least we are entertained.

xx,
Marisa

340 comments
mholmestx
mholmestx

Marisa seems miserable in most the scenes she's in.  Don't blame her - I would be too :=).  Can't believe no one else sees this? 

TargaryenDany
TargaryenDany

Love you! I agree! Taylor needs to go. She just wants attention!

gloria9266@sbcglobal.net
gloria9266@sbcglobal.net

one of the things you should know is that kyle is not anyone's friend...she not even a friend to her own sister.

OliverBStyles
OliverBStyles

I'm a little shocked at the attack on Taylor? Perhaps something happened between you two we haven't seen yet?

LatinaMiel
LatinaMiel

Love you, Marisa. No wonder Kyle is friends with you - you are genuine.

caliente
caliente

Marisa, attacking someone as controversial and unpopular as Taylor comes off to me as a cheap move to get fans to like you and agree with you.  You may go first class when you fly but this blog is straight from the cheap seats.

NuGaPeach61
NuGaPeach61

chippyde123@NuGaPeach61

 No drama queens in the bunch, Brandi...seriously?  She's the biggest drama queen of them all.

 

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NuGaPeach61@chippyde123

Actually I don't recall ever seeing Brandi start drama. From day one it has all been directed at her/about her and she's been pushed and bullied. True, she tends to lose it and resorts to foul language but she's never started the drama.  By reading these blogs you can see that the new ladies are just that, ladies. They don't gravitate towards the drama, back stabbing and high school games. That being said, they as well as Lisa tend to have a favorable opinion of Brandi which speaks volumes about her character.

cocoanmom
cocoanmom

Thank you! I am so glad you are joining the show. 

juvely
juvely

Just love you... great new addition.. But I agree, we gotta be entertained ;)

ShellyDoll
ShellyDoll

Go away the show does not need you, you obviously will be another sheep for Lisa to lead around.

shivaperre
shivaperre

You're a great new addition, I don't care if you are friends with Kyle, you obviously can think for yourself and you're a good judge of character.I agree with you, people should fight their own battles and not instigate others.

Jessica.Cohen954
Jessica.Cohen954

I really like you... are you real....one issue, not sure why you are friends with Kyle. I think you are saavy and smart, but what is a smart, caring, reason minded woman doing with a conniving witch? Separate yourself from Kyle, she is evil. 

girlw
girlw

Loving you Marisa!  Hope they make you a permanent addition!

bronzesil
bronzesil

If everyone stayed out of everyones issues ....there wouldn't be a show.  That is the entertainment.  Drama, drama, drama.

kimbo440
kimbo440

Marisa, the voice of sanity! You are sooo right-on in your observations...and lest we all forget ALL of these women are being PAID for their "performances" and I have no doubt the more they stir up the bigger their check becomes! (hmm, makes you wonder what motivated Brandi to "speak up") I think the only wives who are genuine are the ones who don't need the money, ie: Yolanda & Lisa. Uber-Wealthy or not Adrienne is just a bully, maybe because she grew up with all brothers is why she has a serious disconnect with all of other women. And OY, can someone please give Faye Reznick THE HOOK!!

jill.lippert.1
jill.lippert.1

 You are so right Marissa, especially about Taylor. She has such a whiny 'but what about me?' agenda and is clearly jealous of Brandi, who I think, along with Lisa are the most REAL. Mauricio was way out of line and aggressive, and let's not forget it was HIS sister-in-law who started the blow up at his event. I for one appreciated that you tired to stick up for Brandi at the last dinner-from-hell (Wild horses couldn't drag me to a real housewives dinner party-lol)

 

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

You're right. If I were a newcomer to the group, I'd probably see it exactly the same way.

 

As far as Taylor goes, she probably IS a walking contradiction, but I don't think its BS. Not justifying her behavior, but I think that is the nature of what she's going through. Don't blame you for not liking her~she isn't very likable on the show. I hope that changes for her and her daughter's sake if nothing else.

 

Good luck on your endeavors. I think I might end up liking you. Still don't like your connection to Kyle. In my opinion she is just very fake. Even her pinching Mauricio has more to do with protecting her interests than simply being a decent person. Not that there's anything wrong with protecting one's interests... but there has to be room for integrity too and she doesn't have it. 

jeanni30
jeanni30

Here's what stood out to me: "Kyle and I were shocked." Really, Marisa? Because when Adrienne left Mauricio's party, she told Kyle, "Just wait..that's a lawsuit." I actually really liked you after the FIRST party when you were the only one who defended Brandi but now I think you're just angling to replace Taylor next season. I'm not a Taylor fan, don't "get it twisted" as Brandi would say, but this post just showed that you aren't any different from the rest. Vesna, I probably would want to crawl under a rock if I was in public with Brandi. BUT if I had to choose ONE person from this cast to call in a desperate situation, it would be Brandi. She's unfiltered, but real. THAT'S what we love about her.

vesna
vesna

I always wonder at these people who love Brandi, how they woud feel if they were out for a nice evening, a nice restaurant with her and some of their friends, and she went wild like she always does and started shouting STFU to everyone in the room.  I wonder if these same people would just smile and laugh and say "that's Brandi just being honest and herself" or if they would crawl under a rock at her horrible mouth.  Maybe they all live like that, screaming obscenities in public, but, I sure don't and don't appreciate hearing it all the time from her either under the excuse it is "being myself"

rosyposy
rosyposy

I felt sorry for Mauricio.  He is such a gentleman.  He actually was trying to tell Brandi how to end the mess.  He has had experience with dealing with possible lawsuits (as every business person has).   He was right.  I do not believe for one second that Brandi tried to call Adrienne and apologize for trashing her family in such a horrible way....and behind her back at that.  Heads up......Lisa is not all she pretends to be.  She was jealous of Adrienne from day one.  In a way, I actually feel sorry for Brandi. 

Offshorewinds59
Offshorewinds59

I have to agree with the consensus, you are a breath of fresh air! You don't jump in where you don't belong. You and Yolanda seem to understand, if it does not pertain to you...don't get involved! I love it!, it amazes me that in a town with so many other things going on, every conversation we see is about someone's personal business. Is there not a new play in town, someone learning ballroom dancing? A conversation about something other than nosey people putting in their two cent where it does not belong. It really is getting to the point where I am not wanting to watch any longer. Then comes you and Yolanda ..... Hopefully you two can talk some sense into these people and get the show back to being entertaining rather than frustrating. Kudos to you, I loved when you challenged Faye at the previous dinner as well, she was bulling Brandi just as Mauricio was bulling her at this dinner, ... It is so sad to see grown ass adults acting this way. Stop the bulling, care and support each other. Love it and love you being on the show. Keep Faye off, she is annoying in any circumstance.

elnfromcbus
elnfromcbus

I agree with some of the other bloggers. You are a breath of fresh air and I hope we see more of you because this cast is spinning out of control and not that fun to watch anymore. The recasting of RHNY resulted in a fun and interesting show.....time for Beverly Hills to say goodbye to Kyle, Taylor and Adrienne.

Michnyc55
Michnyc55

Welcome to the madness known as RHOBH. Get your helmet on because its gonna be a rocky road. Love how open and honest you are on your blog. I think you'll make a great addition to the cast. Now if they got rid of Taylor, Adrienne and Kyle everything would be fine. Poor Kim doesn't have a chance with her sister. Thank god she has Kathy in her life BTW your husband looks just like his grandfather. It's remarkable.

Bookwormkatmc@comcast.net
Bookwormkatmc@comcast.net

Marisa, You have to stay on this show I agree with everything you say. You remind me of Brandi without the cursing, but Brandi would not be Brandi without it. You are very likable.

Foonda
Foonda

Finally!!  Two new voices of reason, you and Yolanda, to now join Lisa and Ken.  Now, we just need the two of you to be more vocal in the group settings, so that other messages and views can be expressed, besides those of the Richards’ clan (whom have the biggest mouths!).  So we can then see something besides Brandi bashings.  I’m really getting tired of it…I can imagine how she feels. 

 

I REALLY hope you stick around…and get more vocal!!  You really are one intuitive, smart and wise woman.  A ‘good friend to have’ kind of woman!

 

Will be posting the same message on Yolanda's blog.

theyogahottie
theyogahottie

I have to agree with you about Taylor.  She's been through a difficult time and I think everyone showed sympathy for her, but enough already!  It's really obvious Taylor shouldn't be drinking; it exacerbates all of her bad qualities.  She gets aggressive, dramatic, and weepy.  Perhaps she should consider taking a break from the sauce.  

trespink1
trespink1

Thank you, Marisa, for your statements about Taylor Armstrong. Please to the Bravo gods....off load Taylor & replace her with Marisa!!!!  Taylor brings NOTHING to the Housewives franchise. She isn't interesting, she isn't authentic, she isn't a housewife, she isn't rich, she just isn't much....My friends & I all fast-forward through Taylor's segments.  Can't stand the sight of her anymore. However, Marisa would be an excellent cast member. Sounds like she's got some common sense for starters!

JoyFromChico
JoyFromChico

Yes, I think all of us are over Taylor, have been for quite awhile. Enjoying you on this show, tho am slightly worried you appear a little like the proverbial lamb thrown into the pit of wolves. Only thing so far I question is your choice of friends...Kyle, ugh! She is one of the voracious wolves. She comes across as very inauthentic, two-faced & untrustworthy & not someone I'd ever personally care to even call a "friend."

Coleman1961
Coleman1961

Marisa, I love your blog! I read all the other ladies, & I got pulled in, but you have brought it all into perspective! Love, love, love it! It's just so sad that some of the husbands have to put their 2 cents in where it doesn't belong! I laughed out loud at Dean's dessert comment. So funny! I am looking forward to seeing more of your no nonsense logic on the show. They need it!

kiki13
kiki13

Marisa-  I hope you are here to stay- and I also hope you keep an arm's length from Kyle.  She is a manipulator and looks for attention waaaayyyyy more than Taylor does. Just be very wary of them both.  Remember the dinner at Kyle's house where Faye the Pitbull attacked Brandi and would not let up?  Would you have allowed that to take place in your home and sit quietly by??  I don't think so- you do not strike me as that kind of person. That attack was planned by Faye and Kyle- do not doubt it for a minute. Kyle tries to play both sides so she can walk around saying how she is trying to get everyone to make nice and get along and make herself look nice and kind.  BS!  She used Faye as her weapon, and Faye was very happy to do it, given her personality. Please do not stop thinking for yourself and watch out.  

 

There are just a couple of people you can actually trust on this show- Lisa and Yolanda. I hope you become good friends with them.  I do hope you are friends with Brandi- she is a good person but can be reactionary, so handle with kid gloves a little.  I don't think she plots and schemes, though.  Outside of Lisa (& Yo), Brandi has been attacked by everyone on this show at one time or another or they sat by while the attack was taking place and said or did nothing to stop it, so she has trust issues and a little bit of a hair trigger.  Hope she's working on that- it doesn't accomplish anything really to react so strongly.  Please give her a chance.

 

I also think your hubby Dean is a cutie and I love his sense of humor!!  Great job- can't wait to see what happens after his dessert remark!  Also- love the green dress! xx  

Ink_Addict
Ink_Addict

I hope that you can replace Yolanda AND Taylor as I am already over both of them. :)

geba01
geba01

You seem to be a sweet person as so many of the housewives started out.  Let's hope you don't end up like the rest!

Yolanda, well she seems to be more into material things and showing off what they have and how much better they think they are (they being her and her husband).

Sick of Taylor, her whining and now she seems to be the one with the drinking problem this season.

Kyle is and has been since the beginning, the instigator of all things drama and brings in Faye to help her once she has the fire burning...watch out for the two of them together!

There is no substance other than money to Adrienne and Paul.

 

iamlaylab
iamlaylab

You're awesome. I want to see more of you in the show.

BlingDong
BlingDong

One of these days you may realize that what Kyle says happened afterward is always a completely different story from what actually happened. She didn't pinch her husband, she was delighted he scolded Brandi...just like she brought Faye to the dinner before to make sure Brandi got a double dose of criticism. Kyle has been after Brandi since the second Brandi walked in front of the cameras last season.

DodiChicago
DodiChicago

You are a refreshing addition to this cast! I've watched you on the real estate show and have witnessed your business acumen. Thank goodness you insert excellent comments and questions during the insane drama Taylor brings to the table. Of course, Kyle, whom I really liked the first few seasons is beginning to show her true character. She is a beauty, but a bit of a snake in the grass. She seems to chum with another snake, Fran, who has no business putting her two cents into a situation where she is not involved. Marissa, I applaud you and your adorable husband! Please, hang in there with Lisa....she's the other sane person in the crowd. You are both the classiest of the group, by far.

 

Snootchy
Snootchy

You seem to be one of the few people who sees what is really going on with these women. I hope they have you on the show full time! You can replace Taylor or Adrienne any day! 

fan567123
fan567123

oh thank god. someone finally calling out these crazies!

Eve67
Eve67

 @mholmestx

 No I don't think she's miserable. I believe she just doesn't want to get involved in all the BS drama. She's also just learning about the other ladies. So far I like Marisa. She seems authentic not like some of the other  ladies. Hope Bravo cast her next season. And maybe take Taylor, Kyle & Kim out for good. I read somewhere that  Adrienne's will not be returning next season. Love it!

Eve67
Eve67

 @NuGaPeach61  @NuGaPeach61  @chippyde123

 I completely agree with you. All I have seen from Brandi is her defending herself. Kyle on the other hand has instigated most of the drama from this season.  I don't know what show (chippyde123) is watching.

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

 @bronzesil Everyone getting into each other's issues is the least entertaining part for me. Lisa and Ken are always entertaining, Mohammed's party, drunken cart wheels in Ojai... I enjoy that kind of entertainment a lot more. The only plus to negative drama is that you get to see people for who they really are and then you can give your support to the people you actually like.

dianne.burke@gmail.com
dianne.burke@gmail.com

 @jeanni30 Um, Marisa wasn't at Mauricio's real estate party, so how could she know that Adrienne was planning to file a lawsuit against Brandi.  Yes, Kyle was there but then perhaps she didn't think Adrienne would go through with it.

PureLife
PureLife

 @jeanni30 

I think it's pretty much a done deal that Marisa is joining as a full time housewife and Taylor is out. I just hope Marisa doesn't follow Kyle and sees her for who she really is.

Nightengale
Nightengale

OMG!! Here we go again!! Brandi went wild after Mauricio kept badgering her and she asked him POLITELY to butt out and he kept going on and on and on. No one could shut him up. He was loud, rude, obnoxious and mr know it all.Did you not see Kyle sayinf the F word also? At what point does a person have to keep being nice when they are being yelled at LOUDLY in a restaurant? Mauricio is Mauricio, Kyle is Kyle, Brandi is Brandi. She doesn't have to grovel for Mauricio so I say BRAVO Brandi keep up the good work!!! Mauricio, go find someone else to browbeat.

Thinkbeforeyouact
Thinkbeforeyouact

@rosyposy you feel sorry for Mauricio?? He is the one who openly attacked Brandi. None of this is any of his business. Adrienne and Paul are capable of defending themselves, with lawyers and money galore to back them.

lovebravo40
lovebravo40

 @rosyposy I use to like Mauricio, but I feel he should not have interfered or behaved like that with his wife's friend. Brandi is not his friend. He practically insulted her at a dinner in front of a room full of people. I think Kyle made him do that. I cannot imagine my husband doing that , I don't care how good looking he is ;)

 

TulsaHousewife
TulsaHousewife

 @theyogahottie

 I agree with you about Taylor however, I find it so hypocritical that just 3 episodes ago, she was bashing Brandi to anyone that would listen. This episode she was just a sad, pathetic, drunk. She needs to be removed from the show.

Evangelia
Evangelia

@geba01 I don't think Yolanda and David are show offs at all.they are genuine. David foster is a musical genius. He is also very philanthropic.

Kelly21
Kelly21

@Snootchy...or you can replace Kyle! Could you imagine the very person Kyle brought on The show hoping to replace Brandi or Lisa next season is now replacing Kyle. Too many people would love the irony of that.