Marisa Zanuck

Marisa thinks the reason the women are so skinny is because they can't have an incident-free dinner.

on Feb 5, 20130

Riding back to the hotel, Kim shared her interest in a "nose job," which Yolanda thought was a mistake. Although Yolanda's intentions likely came from a good place, she hardly knows Kim and what may or may not be best for her. At the end of the day, we need to make our own choices in life and learn and grow from them. I think Kim is very happy with her decision...good for her.

I was hungry at this point and envisioning an evening of fabulous food, fine wine, and stimulating conversation. Everyone appeared in good spirits, so I thought we may finally enjoy a dinner without a fight breaking out. How naive of me to think it was possible to have
a civilized dinner with these women, right? It must be an unwritten rule that something distasteful must go down at every meal. Perhaps this is how the girls stay so thin...they never end up eating and chew each other out instead.

Fortunately, I spilled red wine on my dress, which was enough to shift the energy temporarily. Most of the women were helpful and that was very sweet, but Yolanda just gave me a disapproving stare. Not sure where that came from. All I could think was "Thank God I didn't spill that red wine at Yolanda's house because if it upset her in Vegas, I would really be up s--- creek in Malibu."

Maybe Yolanda has never spilled a drink before, which wouldn't surprise me since her life is so pristine and perfect that it just wouldn't fit in with her image. That said, I am admittedly clumsy and this won't be the last time I spill a drink. As for the stain, I remembered my mother-in-law once told me advice Barbra Streisand gave her, white wine can be used to remove red wine stains. Thank you Babs, it worked!

405 comments
cjsoma
cjsoma

Marisa - I like you. I think you actually might be normal and will be able to blend well with Brandi, & Lisa. But you should know that "your friend" Kyle is the main problem. - Go back and check all the places their was a fight or their bad things were said, it was Kyle who hosted or asked the questions and brought everything up! I'm not kidding. Then she sits with a straight face while her husband goes on about how he hates gossipers when she is the worst!

So be careful and watch your back.

falima
falima

Marisa, watch your back because crazy lady Brandi (no matter how much you think she is real) is starting to throw knives at you too with her little comments about you and your marriage.  You will be next for her to talk about at the next tea party.  Also no need to apologize for your feelings when it comes to the pole dancing.  You are a professional and take your career seriously and thats all good.  To each its own.  Please don't get sucked in by drunks, and crazies here.  I have learned one thing in life and that is to stay our friends marriages and keep our comments to ourselves unless we are asked for them.

chester123
chester123

you are so boooooorrrrriiiiiinnnnnnngggggg

i hope u leave the show next season

LIVLUVLAF58
LIVLUVLAF58

Marisa, I was really liking you. You stayed back, assessed the situation, stuck up for Brandi and showed integrity. Liking you, don't start throwing punches at my Yolanda. You two need to join forces with Lisa and Brandy and let the others feed off themselves. Now I'm just taking notice. Don't like how you say things about the Hubs. I'm a Mother of two very good looking Sons with two Daughter-In-Laws who I adore. I would be really pissed if I heard either one of them talk about my Son's the way you have even suggesting you would like a roll in the sack with someone other than your Husband. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk. You're right we may think it but you don't disrespect your Husband or your Marriage like that for millions to see. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Would you like it if your Husband said he would like to have a romp with someone other that you and how bored he is? I know I wouldn't. I'd take your Husband off your hands in a New York second.

Diane-in-Arlington-TX
Diane-in-Arlington-TX

When you spilled the red wine on your dress it certainly looked as though you were so drunk you may have been ready to put a lampshade on your head.  That is most likely why Yolanda rolled her eyes.  Keep a close eye on how you come across to the viewer (I'll bet you blame that on the editing before your stint is over). 

OCDisp1
OCDisp1

So, let get this straight because you were brought in by Kyle are you too going to be like her and not have a backbone?  We are not impressed If Kyle is your friend.  She has no backbone, she stirs the pot every chance she gets, and is a backstabber.  I'm curious why none of you at Kyles dinner party stood up and told Fake Faye to shut up and stay out of it.  Just because you are new to a situation doesn't mean you can't stand up and do what is right.  Not impressed so far by you. 

Ellen01
Ellen01

Don't mean to be rude but WHO ARE YOU?!?!?

mrs_cackle
mrs_cackle

lmao at your comments re: Yoyo! You seem like a very insecure woman....grow up!

BlingDong
BlingDong

So far I am enjoying your participation in the show, but would really love to see more participation from you. Not in the belittling, but in the Yolanda way....tell Kyle, Adrienne, Camille and Faye to shut up and allow some of the gatherings to be pleasant and lively and most of all VOID of the topic of Adrienne's poor little secrets.

beachrae2005
beachrae2005

Hilarious!!  Thank goodness someone who is normal in that group!! 

ckhanna
ckhanna

Don't judge Brandi, you are not in her shoes. That is mean. She is going through a rough time, just support her. Don't be like Addrianne and Kayle or Camille.

Simsbury
Simsbury

Girl - you should have stuck to club soda to get the wine out and the look from  Yolanda was pure OCD in full frontal.  

KrisJones311
KrisJones311

Honestly marisa I like you. I like you so much I think you should leave the show. Only because I feel like all this cattiness that the other girls are used too will taint your image. You came in knowing when to speak when not to speak not to be bias and research your facts before you peak in on a conversation. Viewers appreciate that! I just hope by the end of the season you dont end up like  some of these old battle axes. Oh and by the way give a break to Yolanda. She can seem a tad pretentious but ITS BEVERLY HILLS. CMON.

luckylady131
luckylady131

Mars, Come back down to Earth!  Brandi invited you girls to the Pole Dancing Class because she wanted the support of her friends.  She also wanted you girls to have fun together doing something different. Instead you acted judgmental and non supportive. I liked you at first but that has fast faded. First your comments about your Husband (Disturbing). Then Brandi and the Pole Dancing class. ( Uptight). Now Yolanda ( Tasteless). Just because you choose to belittle your Husband's looks and career on national TV, and disrespect your friend for trying to make some extra cash to support her Family, while having some fun. Does not give you the right to belittle Yolanda because she takes pride in Her Husband, Home, Family and chooses to be a supportive friend to Brandi . I'm pretty sure Pole dancing classes weren't  on Yolanda's list of things to do. But as she is a supportive friend, she choose to "Not Stress and just have fun with it".  She has never acted like she has a better life than any of you other ladies. Everyone has their issue's. Yolanda herself has been through A divorce, in witch she put her feelings aside to make sure her children have a good relationship with their  father.  A blended family witch can be difficult at times and a illness. The difference is she chooses to make the best out of the situations she is faced with. Unlike you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I guess your more like Kyle than I first thought!

Jordantaylor
Jordantaylor

Um, your blog wasn't really a point of view but a "play by play". We saw the show dear we know what happened.

Katshell
Katshell

hope you replace kyle, kim, adrienne, or taylor.

ajani
ajani

you see things very clearly and are an awesome woman! love you! 

louise123
louise123

 Okay, my blog is intrusive, not my place, and completely inappropriate, BUT..I am curious, (cuz you're on a reality show,. so our interest is peaked...) If you come from Hollywood royalty as you do, why don't you live lavishly. Now mind you,any home near Bev Hills border starts at one million,still, seeing the family you grew up in, do they not share it, is it not until they pass it  down, what's the skinny? I know....none of my buysiness, but you're in front of us, so what's the deal???

steve.snedlecker
steve.snedlecker

i really like you and you remind me of me.. and i like you .. i get where you are in your life right now.. i am a few years older then you and i get it.. i love my husband and i get it.. i did go to college four years got a great degree and work for the state helping the people who need the most help .. i get it about being sexy why would i want to do that.. i get it.. :) thank you for being honest.. and seeing that the women on the show who like to stir it up are really not doing anyone any favors .. i use to like the show but this year its been more catty then others. its not as bad as some where they fight knocking over tables and screaming at the top of there lungs for what. i didnt get it..and do not watch them.. this show it showed that ladies can be friends and not always on there way to another fight.. were you take down the other person

ShanteB
ShanteB

Maybe you shouldn't speak because you know nothing. FYI Brandi mentioned Adrienne only owning 2% of Palms long before Camille said anything about LIsa not owning SUR. Camille was using it as an example...

Beentheirdonethat
Beentheirdonethat

Like you alot! Give Yolanda a break! I think your on the wrong team. You could be such good friends with Brandi, Lisa & yes, Yolanda. You come across as honest & fair. Look forward to seeing more of you. I think Yolanda is insulted tho, so call her up & explain your humor. I think you gals could steal the show! 

 

 

 

LatinaMiel
LatinaMiel

You are so such a cool lady, Marisa!  You're awesome!  Very blunt & real.

lasann
lasann

I think you are starting a new feud.  Let it go Marisa.  I like you but if you spend 1/2 of your blog knocking Yolanda, well I guess you are more like Kyle than I thought.  Let it go.

Audrey2391
Audrey2391

I like you Marisa and I think you should disregard the negative comments you receive. I like Yolanda a lot and you are entitled to your opinion (this is your blog after-all)! Keep giving us your perspective on the episodes. I enjoy your words and your outlook. Please keep it up. Oh and p.s. your husband is a cutie!

lrlightness
lrlightness

Wow - what a snarky comment to make about Yolanda. Only shows your own insecurities to be so sarcastic. Yolanda has issues like everyone, inlcuding her health.  Her life is far from perfect and she doesn't come across like that at all.. you should be careful b/c you started out with people loving you and your cockiness about your husband loving you more than you love him.. and your dissing of a simple fun night out pole dancing.. make you look very insecure.  I would hate to see you if your husband left you and you ate your words about him loving you so much. If I were you, I would make sure he continues to love you!!

LetMESay
LetMESay

Marisa I commend you for keeping quiet during the drama at the dinner.  It really didn't involve you so you did the smart thing and stayed out of it. Too bad Yolanda didn't do the same thing. Everyone seems to be so enamored of Yolanda but I just don't get it.  Why didn't she just stay  out of it like you did?  I mean she admts she joined this show without even having watched ONE episode prior to joining the cast. How can she therefore possibly understand the dynamics of these ladies' relationships?   Her criticisms of all the other women seem more condescending than constructive. I am by no means a fan of Adrienne or Camille and really do not have much respect for Kyle either but I'm just not sure why Yolanda is on this show if she feels that she is so above it all.

Eva18
Eva18

You'll find your place with these women soon enough. I like you now and I hope I can still say that later. 

 

FanViewerNJ
FanViewerNJ

I think you should have let your Mom go on the trip--I LOVED her,,,bring back Marisa's Mom!!!!!!

jso424
jso424

Don't say stuff about Yolanda just because she likes everything to be a certain way, if she has a disapproved look it doesn't mean anything except oops she spilled. If anyone has anything to say about you it's that you were the one to mention the designer of your dress off the bat. On another note, the third page where you talk about Kyle and Camille is definitely on point. Those two will throw themselves in a hole so we can just wait for that. I liked how you defended Brandi in the beginning and I think if you keep showing that person more, you'll be just fine!

ksmith2
ksmith2

I hope you are replacing Adrienne and/or Taylor.  You are logical and seem to roll with the punches.  I appreciate that you don't condone Kyle's behavior and join in on the defending of bad behavior.  It seems to me that Adrienne is doing alot of defending this season because obviously, she knows she has wronged many people and doesn't want her bad behavior outed on national T.V.  She has alienated alot of good people in her life but needs to protect her businesses, what a shame.

srolaoghaire
srolaoghaire

Hey Marisa-

     I think that folks are being a little harsh with you.  Bravo didn't SHOW YoYo giving you a stern look, so I'm not sure why everyone thinks that you MUST have misunderstood it.  How would they know?  I like both you and Yolanda so far, and everyone has moments.  As past seasons have proved over and over, it can take a long time to see what people are really like. Its okay that you're not afraid of saying things that aren't always politically correct. because that gets really dull, and how do you get to know someone who's always afraid to say what they think?  I understand that Kyle has been your friend for years, but she's dug her own grave with her behavior on the show over time, so don't let yourself get sucked into her underhanded meddling.    And if you took lessons from others about your style, it would just be boring.  Its nice to see someone who doesn't wear her clothing as if it was sausage casing. Stick in there.

gogo17
gogo17

Hi Marisa, still a big fan of yours.  I think you are hilarious and write a fantastic blog.  Keep being you...I find you refreshing and down to earth. 

rogerdodger65
rogerdodger65

Yolanda is a very strong personality and I can see where people with insecurities would feel threatened by her.  The key here, Marissa, is Yolanda is the type of person you can all learn from.  I could never do what she does, but I can admire and respect her for it.  She has a lot of sage advice if you guys would just listen and not take it so personally.

FanViewerNJ
FanViewerNJ

Marisa,I do like you, a lot in fact, or at least thought I did, but sometimes you women tire me....Some of you women. The point of Brandi's weekend was supporting Brandi's business and each other. Listen, Im a 45 year old Mom in a normal, neighborhood. One of the fun Moms in our group decided to plan a fun pole dancing night that has classes near us and it's marketed much like Brandi'sbusiness: empowering women-- Harmless fun. We had a blast, and the point is, it was friends supporting friends. No men allowed and as we got to the pole one at a time, we realized we could do whatever we wanted, move however we wanted with no inhibitions becasue our FRIENDS were there to cheer us on. Even when this kinda overweight Mom of three took my turn at the pole, as I swung my hair around looking ridiculous, my friends CHEERED for me. They cheered. I felt supported and free, I tried more, and as I'm sure looked more ridiculous, they were so happy to see their friend feel free, and not self conscience and TRYING to be sexy, that their enthusiasm and joy for ME was contagious. Applause broke out by my friends and I had a "moment" feeling like Caremn Electra, when in fact, I'm far, far from it. THAT is what pole dancing with a group of women friends is suppose to be about. You women don't have that with each  other, and even though you have more money than me, I feel sorry for you. Compound that with it's Brandi's new BUSINESS, empowering women (like it did myself that night), you making fun of it that night, and to then get on HERE and make fun of it again,  shows me you all just worry about yourselves, and don't see anyone else's plight. This is her new business Marisa. Don't you get that, and saying "Don't get me wrong, any woman who benefits from spinning around upside down with her legs in the air should by all means stick with it...The opportunities could be endless." is just rude and self centered. I had high hopes for you,but this blog may just be the beginning of why I see you and Kyle are friends.

NancyDrew2
NancyDrew2

I get pole dancing may not be your thing - it's not for most women.  But, among other women, in a safe place, letting your hair down and being able to look like a silly fool for a few minutes will fill your spirit with joy - it's called playing.  Like we all used to do when we were children. 

 

As an aside, you might want to check youtube, as I did.  I was stunned to see one woman in particular do things that would be right at home at Cirque du Soleil.  It was stunning to see, and just like CdS, beautiful.

TeresaMenz
TeresaMenz

 @cjsoma

 you are so right about kyle...am sick of her fake tears and she and her hubby following the money..dropping lisa and fawnin over adrienne..........had her # from the beginning...poor kim

Jcbunny
Jcbunny

 @LIVLUVLAF58  so right i felt so bad for the poor guy has she really seen herself she should be grateful he"s still around i hope her kids never see the sow no class

Gatorgirl1
Gatorgirl1

@ShanteB Apples to oranges my dear.

dancemomfan
dancemomfan

 @lrlightness So when Yolanda declares people "insecure" etc, that's not snarky....what exactly are the standards here? 

LatinaMiel
LatinaMiel

 @lrlightness Yolanda then needs a dose of humility as she likes to look down on other people.  You should posting your comments on Yolanda's blog.

zebra23@
zebra23@

@LetMESay Yolanda does not impress me that she is above everyone else. I get the impression that she is tired of every dinner party RUINED, by having the same argument over and over, x's a million. She has said at each and every one of them, that she wishes that all the women could get a long and does not understand why they can not. Yolanda,is a combination of class, sophistication, beauty, elegance, talented, she is also insightful and unpretentious, plus she has a genius and loving husband!!!

melsweet
melsweet

 @FanViewerNJ

 agree!  thought she was hilarious.  get rid of mama elsa and bring her on!

LatinaMiel
LatinaMiel

 @rogerdodger65 - She's a pretentious snob.  She is the epitome of insecurity.  She's the one who has the need to find whatever she perceives a flaw in somebody & make negative comments about it.  That's nothing to learn from.  She seems to be a very lonely person.

zebra23@
zebra23@

@FanViewerNJ I APPLAUD YOU!!! Congratulations. Wonderful advice as well.

louise123
louise123

 @melsweet  @FanViewerNJ

 Amen! Come on!...Begging to take her on the trip?  I love a woman with no pride. More of Marissa's Mom!!!!!....and "yes" to taking off Mama Elsa!

jso424
jso424

 @Motorcitywife It's just about saying things just to be spiteful. She said Yolanda gave her a disapproving look but that didn't mean she had to add the "if I was at her house" or "Yolanda probably never spilled wine before". Yolanda was on the show longer so it is safe to say that we know what type of person she is more, just because they are together in the show doesn't mean that they're together anywhere else either. And honestly, a disapproving look could be interpreted in different ways, but Yolanda already replied to this post so in the end Marisa was wrong.

Jordantaylor
Jordantaylor

@LatinaMiel @rogerdodger65 Your so wrong it's laughable,.

zebra23@
zebra23@

@LatinaMiel.......and you would know this, how???! LOL!