Cristy Rice

Cristy address the gala-drama once again, and comments on this week's episode.

on Mar 24, 20110

Moving on to the fashion show!!! I thought it was fun, and funny the way they showed me in those hair rollers.

Hmmm. . .All I can remember saying once again about Alexia is POSITIVE. . .Looks like her blog once again attacks me. Never knew saying an obvious fact like "She is bigger than me" was a problem. I wish I had those extra inches she was blessed with. But then again being self-secure is a blessing we all don't have apparently!

Apart from that I was happy to see how nice Gabriella Arango's designs looked on the runway!

Larsa's Lunch: I love Martorano's. It is always a great place to dine because the food is delicious and the atmosphere is fun. Thank you Steve for having us!!!

Larsa, sorry that this lunch got bummed out by Adriana. I had seen all of them a lot of times since the gala (especially Lea), and it was never discussed. All of a sudden Adriana (as always looking for attention at anyone’s expense) decides to attack me for her master (Miss Lea). I really don't care for people who are always talking about others and stirring up gossip for no reason. I don't care to entertain those kind of people -- they are going talk anyway. What really bothers me is that everything is "I heard you said this or I heard that," but when its time to own up to your words all of a sudden they are at a loss of them. I prefer to be straight up, as I am real.
I would have never disrespected any host at her luncheon with such catty behavior, and unfortunately by this time I had had enough of their hypocrisy so it was time to stand up for myself.

And last but definitely NOT least: PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE A GREAT OPTION!!! Who organizes fundraisers to raise money so their best friend could try to "keep up with the Jones" and keep her kid in a private school she clearly says she can't afford? And then the words "nobody needs to know -- we will come up with a strategy..." or something of that sort, that's NOT NICE!!!

Sadly, our season is a short one, and we are down to just one more episode, but I am happy to see that we have a great fan base. I hope you enjoy the season finale and the WWHL reunion.

Stay tuned.

I am often on Twitter so follow me for updates on @cubanrice.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND AND GOD BLESS!

XOXO,

CRISTY

PS: The weather in Miami is beautiful now and its a great time to visit. Ultra for the music lovers and the Sony Ericsson for the Tennis lovers.... and of course the RHMIA!!!

71 comments
StephanieLove
StephanieLove

I disagree with one of the bloggers about Cubans. Cubans did make Miami!! Where have you been??? Are you living in the TWILIGHT Zone! That's one thing I do agree with Christy

 EFT4Me
EFT4Me

In the grand scheme of things I realize you are young. Sometimes life is spent learning costly mistakes. We never stop learning, especially about ourselves every day. I don't think people realize that the rich have bills too. You married a guy that was famous for awhile. He's no longer in the limelight, that's life. Trying to capitalize off a man no longer a celebrity himself, especially knowing your no longer with him is tacky. Wouldn't you be proud of yourself it you had your own accomplishments? Can you imagine how much more respect you would have if you found a cause you felt strongly about and devoted yourself to it a few months of every year? Not only the viewers on the show but self respect wise? Hell you would end up so MUCH more respected if you wrote a blog actually humbling yourself "dear viewers I learned a FEW major lessons about life & about myself. I'm not that big of a deal as I foolishly believed. Having realized just what kind of work goes into something like Lea's event made me see just how hard working she is. I'm young but I would hope when I get older I still have the drive & determination she has. I sincerely hope to get past our mistakes & work on becoming better friends. respectfully blah blah. This show may just be your ticket into launching your OWN career. You have an important JOB raising your children. On the show you barely talk about them! As they get older don't you want them to look up to you for your own accomplishments? Because, I'm being honest here. Calling yourself a 'celebrity' because of who you slept with is nothing to brag about. Crashing a charity fundraiser, trying to stiff the entrance fee claiming your a 'celebrity', then bragging on camera that they should have paid you to show up. What a no class, trailer park trash night that was! Do you know how delusional your thinking sounds?

jakishere
jakishere

Thank you for both the clarification and professional behavior.

AllClearNow
AllClearNow

Seems pretty simple. If you either did not rsvp or did not respond to the calls the night before, if you did no think you were going but still got all dressed up to attend the measly "cocktail hour" - YOU should have respectfully walked in the door - sought out the Event Direct or Lea - apologized for crashing at the last minute - briefly explained that you and TWO (2) FRIENDS were there but would gladly donate to the charity afterward. THAT would have been the respectful thing to do. Even if you were being sarcastic with your comments - it was inappropriate. Sarcasm is no more acceptable than you honestly believing you were doing them a favor for attending. This fame thing is going to backfire on you somehow. You realize that, right?

AllClearNow
AllClearNow

Very clear Jason! Thank you, we appreciate it....and without sarcasm too!!

mozena14@aol.com
mozena14@aol.com

Hi Christy, I wanted to ask you what is the designer name of your sunglasses that you were wearing when you left the luncheon. They looked so FAB on you! When they brought up about paying for the glala. "Oh I heard you had a problem paying for the invoice". That luncheon.

Anyway, you where leaving in your red car and talking to Scotty Pippin's wife in the parking lot. As a matter of fact, I think she also has the same sunglasses, but she wore them at Your luncheon at your home. I love your sunglasses. Can you please tell me the name of the glassses? Thank you so much. I'm a huge fan of the show. Take care. Maureen

Jason Clarke
Jason Clarke

You called Lea and I around midnight, the night before the gala, while we were processing and trying to organize the 750 reservations and asked about the gala and the ticket prices. I heard Lea tell you that you had to call back with a credit card within an hour or you would not be on the guest list. You were on the speakerphone and Kim was also present. You said you would get right back to us. When you didn't call back, I personally called you back two or three times that night until we quit working at 2 am. Lea called you one last time before we closed out the seating at approximately 2 am. Lea also sent you a text and called again Saturday. We sincerely wanted to be sure you were accommodated if you decided to attend. You didn't answer, and ignored our phone messages and Lea’s text. Then the next evening, you showed up with two of your friends and joined the gala.

Of course you didn't have seats to eat - no one knew you were coming. The reason I sent a certified letter, and I always send a certified letter with our invoices, is so I can track if you received it or not and being a charity it is cheaper than a FedEx tracking number. The photos were included not as "proof" or "evidence" but as token from the gala. All the participants who were photographed that evening received their photos with their tax receipt and thank you letter.

You paid for your two tickets, not three, and about three weeks after I issued the invoice, which was approximately 5 weeks after the rsvp deadline. If you had not gone around trashing Lea and the charity and changing your story, this would not have been an issue. You should of donated from a place of "support" and because you wanted to give to the cause not because I got around to invoicing you. It's a charity!! Jason Clarke Director of the Blacks Annual Gala

EllaChica
EllaChica

Honestly it is your tone that is the problem. The way you are saying these things makes them sound catty and rude, since the viewer does not know the whole context, you should really watch that. When you said Alexia was "bigger" its the word you used that has a connotation of negativity, which was reinforced by your snarky smile and Gossip girl giggly demenor. You don't seem to be serious and come off like that stereotypical "nasty popular girl". Now I'm not saying that you are, because I don't know you, but that IS how you APPEAR to be based on the show. Same with the whole "Lea" ordeal. You said everythin with a rude attitude, which again makes you look like the bad guy. You are saying these things ON NATIONAL TV use your brain honey.......

If you are truly a nice person I hope you will reform your actions... if not well then I guess those are your true colors.

treehouse
treehouse

Cristi,

The problem is that you continue to come across with a snippy bad attitude that frankly is not likable. Perhaps this show will be helpful in self- reflection.

Nophony
Nophony

Bottom line: You walked in the door with two persons; ergo, you pay, period. You were in the wrong for causing Lea to have to invoice you. There should have been no gossip about this because it makes everyone who spread the gossip culpable to some degree.

ADDICTEDhousewife:)
ADDICTEDhousewife:)

You finally PAID THE GALA TICKET. Enough. This does not have to be an inquest. But I want to know...Why did Lea act like it was no big deal that you didn't first pay the ticket while sitting at Larsa's lunch, when clearly she made a GREAT BIG HUGE DEAL ABOUT IT to Adrianna the day after the event, and sent you an invoice??? She is a gossip-hungry. But when confronted face on with you sitting there, she backed down. I think LEA IS A LOT OF HOT AIR.

carolina856
carolina856

couldnt have said it better myself truly liars always caught and HELLOOOOO its on tape why keep lying geez

evyllyn
evyllyn

You should have paid to go like everyone else, you need to stop the gossip about other people kids, No money no honey.

mickiedowell
mickiedowell

i think that if u just said these things in previous episodes or called lea, the whole thing wouldnt be an issue.

anne0
anne0

So agree with you! Me thinks she duth PROTEST too much...

ViewerFromNV
ViewerFromNV

Cristy, I think people would have dropped this, had you keep digging yourself in deeper. The last show you clearly said you only brought ONE person with you, now, in this blog you say the other one came too with you. SO you DO owe for one more person. Secondly, when you entered, you told the person at the door that you didn't have to pay since you were a 'celebrity'. So stop already, you are caught, you never intended to pay and you STILL owe for your other guest, "innocently" tagged along or not, she was WITH you. Geez glad this boring show is almost over. Can't stomach much more.

beckers
beckers

Chrisy,Imust apologize,out of all the girls you do keep it real.The only thing i still question was your comment on how the cubans discovered Miami,as I have stated I am a true Floridian and that simply is not true,but the cuban americans have made Miami back to the beautiful city it once was.We are all americans .

Viewer/lc
Viewer/lc

Ok.. Lea was ridicules and so were you. This squabble is a non-event. The more you talk about it, the more foolish you sound.. Just stop.

Viewer/lc
Viewer/lc

Ok.. Lea was ridicules and so were you. This squabble is a non-event. The more you talk about it, the more foolish you sound.. Just stop.

Sunshine682
Sunshine682

Since you are a wealthy person, why didn't you just pay for the three tickets? At the luncheon, you denied having anything to do with the third woman you were photographed with; however, now you admit she is a friend you were spending the evening with. $1500 does not seem an exorbitant amount of money for a "celebrity" as you identified yourself in the red carpet at the gala.

Lacey Diorea
Lacey Diorea

No, Kristy doesn't belong on basketball wives because they have more class than she does! And when they make mistakes, they are big enough to apologize for them!

miami gal
miami gal

Just wondering Christy, what high school did you attend? Do your kids attend public school? Being from Miami myself, I think you and I both know that the public schools STINK in South Florida. Any parent with who can afford it, puts their children in private school. Even the parents who "can't afford" tuition, find a way to make it happen. You can't blame Adriana for trying to do what best for her son....not that it is ANY of your business, chismosa!

tenodiel
tenodiel

Sorry, but I have to agree with the majority on this. If you thought you were going to be out of town, obviously you're not going to buy a ticket. ok. But your daughter gets sick, you stay. Thats not Lea's matter. It sucks that it worked out that you could have made it after all, but you didn't have a ticket so you should have just brushed it off as "well, I hate I had to miss the charity." Just as Lea said, EVERYONE, including herself, had to buy a ticket. We know you knew what your intentions were when you so caddily comment that you were doing HER a favor. I was an event to raise money for a charity and if that was not your intentions then you had no business being there.

OKCUTIEPIE
OKCUTIEPIE

Well, I believe you did wrong on the charity thing, but geez, enough is enough. It's over and done with, move on. I will say you are probably the pretties woman on all the shows, but that is on the outside. Change your attitude and your vanity a little and you could win everyone over. For you to say, they should feel lucky you came at all, is wrong. To say you were showing support, was wrong. You walked in for a celebrity shot. You wanted to be seen, just like a lot of the people there did. You acted like you were doing them a favor by blessing them with your prescence. Anyway, just try to act like a lady, and if there's a 2nd season, you should do fine.

shar123
shar123

Christy, as you can clearly see.....nobody seems to believe you had any intentions to pay at all !! If you had intended to pay you would of handed Lea the check as soon as you arrived....You seem to think by showing up to say hi and show your support excuses you from paying the donation....The charity was clearly not looking for that kind of support honey....charities want cold, hard cash !! Just admit you made a bad judgement call instead of making excuses nobody seems to believe....you have a lot to learn about how and why charities do what they do. Watch an learn from your mistake !!

Viewer2903
Viewer2903

You are so right. She is being so defensive and that tells me that it still bothers her and it should because she knows what she did was wrong. She did tell people that she should be paid for going to the gala, and on top of that you keep changing story to fit your need, really? She does gossip, talks about others and my goodness she keeps looking into the camera as if, she needs to stop, but then again all I can see that she is really insecure. Why else keep talking about her with the gala or how real she is, a person who is real and down to earth just don't talk about it at all, it's all about action. Too bad she doesn't have any, what I see she is all about herself, I could be wrong but that is what I get from her, oh well.

ViewerKim
ViewerKim

Also, the "classy" thing to do would have either written a check for $1500 on the spot and apologize for not RSVP-ing or when the invoice came, feel embarrassed and write a check for $2000 as an apology. Then, it would have been DONE.

jenniejenn75
jenniejenn75

Cristy,

While I do not always think Lea is the most appropriate person, I am having a hard time not siding with her concerning the charity. First of all, you say you wanted to support her and the charity, but didn't plan on showing up. That is wonderful! What is not wonderful was thinking you showing up without a donation was doing her a favor. If you really intended on doing her a favor, you would have bought tickets whether you were going or not and maybe giving them to someone else if you weren't going to use them.

Also, saying Lea is all about this charity and you have a life is a narcissistic comment. Lea gives her life to the charity it means she gives her time and money to others, while you having a life means you concentrate on yourself.

My family and I have spent our lives giving to and helping others. So, I guess that means you would say I have no life too.

ViewerKim
ViewerKim

I just have one question: Do you think you are a bigger "star" than Gloria Estefan? If anyone should have been "comped" I think it would have been her but she paid $500 like everyone else because it was a CHARITY event!

sunny520
sunny520

Christy clarified that she came with ONE guest. There is no THIRD person. She paid for herself and her ONE guest. 1 + 1 = 2.

Shaka
Shaka

Regardless, you owed her for three tickets or how many friends came with you and if u were having so much drama then u should have called someone. If they could not be reached then leave a message since when u strolled into the party u never said a thing to any of the girls let alone the hostess. From you comments (video) u appear to be full of your self and it because u r young so u have to learn lessons the hard way. This is going to be an interesting season.

Ashley M
Ashley M

I think it is great that you took the time to answer the viewer's questions instead of avoiding all negative comments like some housewives do. The gala mess should DEFINITELY be over by now. It was absolutely ridiculous for Adriana to bring it up again. She was clearly just trying to stir the pot and I think everyone recognized that. It's time to move on.

Lea seems to think she is the smartest person on the planet and everyone she meets is blessed to know her. She is the un-classy one for making such a big deal out of the gala in the first place. She should have just called you or given you a chance to give her a check and then it would have been over! I seriously can't believe how many people agree with Lea. TEAM CRISTY!

What would Lea be?
What would Lea be?

When you asked the question "What would Leah be without her charity?", you should have asked yourself, "Where would I be without my Ex-NBA player husband's money?!!" PLEASE stop judging others because you DEFINITELY have no room to do so my dear! Even when Larsa asked "Who is Adriana," I have NO IDEA who fooled the two of you!

Marrying a basketball player is a blessing, NOT an accomplishment! Lea, Adrianna, and Alexia are all accomplished women in their "OWN RIGHT!" I don't believe in judging others, but they would have EVERY RIGHT to judge you and Larsa because they've worked for what they have!

Viewer05
Viewer05

Is the ticket drama seriously STILL going on? This is TV people, RELAX.... Everything is magnified to make situations interesting and dramatic. Cristy paid her ticket, donated money to charity and that was that. What more do you guys want? Yes -- there was a huge misunderstanding but it was quickly resolved. Lea did not need to send a certified letter or worse yet, CALL IN to Andys show and publicly insult Cristy. A simple call to Cristy would have sufficed.

I think Cristy needs a fair chance to show more of herself, she is super funny and seems very smart. If it was me, Id want to be friends with her over the other women !

Texas Lady
Texas Lady

Let us just all put this episode under the heading "lessons learned" and we hope you did, Christy. This wasn't the way to go...own up to your mistake and take responsibility. That way we'll look forward to learning more about you, hopefully positively, in new shows. Haven't been much impressed so far, but I'll give you an open mind for the future.

ic
ic

Spin this story anyway you like and you still come up lousy...Charity begins in the heart and unless you are Madonna or a big star and I know they give big to charities and would never crash a party on a freebie..it is not done anywhere and this charity everyone pays to help these kids at risk...you have no excuse and the more you stir the pot the worst it stinks...so give it up and paying for 2 when 3 showed up is also showing your cheap self

Viewer10000000000000000000
Viewer10000000000000000000

Cristy You just won me over with your comments regarding public schools. I wondered the same thing. Clearly Adriana is in over her head. If she is so concerned with keeping her kid in private school, maybe she could sell that convertible mercedes and stop paying people to do her hair and make up??

dr. awesome
dr. awesome

Hey Christie! I think you are the cutest and the most natural young looking girl on the show. I like your positive attitude, energy and natural ways you handle yourself. I think attending Gala without RSVP-ing or contacting Lea prior to was wrong. but also the way you explained it, it does make sense the way evening turned out to be I am sure it can happen to anyone, who is sociable chill laid back and popular.

BUT invoicing you was even more wrong! adriana is sso dumb! she only depends on men w money, and I feel sorry for her son, because this woman obviously cannot give him any life knowledge.

keep your spirits up, sunshine!

islandmami
islandmami

Cristy, Don't feel obligated to explain yourself anymore. Apparently Leah feels better about herself when she puts others down...MOVE ON! And I don't know if everyone else picked up on the fact that Adriana and Alexia Knocked you and Larsa for having help at home or nannies or whatever..when in fact on the very first episode, Adriana had her maid dressed in uniform bringing her breakfast outside! Maybe she should have her maid remind her of her son's school schedule she won't forget him next time! LOL! Also, Alexia should not be offended by your words..if she is bigger than you that does not mean you are putting her down! Clearly taller means bigger!

hulali
hulali

Yeeesh!! Enough of the gala BS!!! She went late, said hello to her friends that were there, and left. At that point there was not a table set up of the donation and interupting Lea while she was solcializing at ther own event to give her a check would have been tacky. They are friends and when Lea said she wanted a donation, she got one. End of story!!!

I think Lea blew it out of porportion because it was something unexpected and she clearly likes to be in control of everything. Plus she was probably annoyed that Christy and her friends are young and beautiful and were enjoying the attention of their friends that were there.

Lets not forget that in Miami, as in other metropolitan cities, people attend fundraisers ALL THE TIME!! This was not a big deal! Why isn't anyone raising a fuss about Adrieana (and her date) NOT buying a ticket!

sandralm39
sandralm39

funny thing is...you were late for your best friends lunch party.......thankfully Adriana gave you an excuse to not have that pointed out to you. If your baby was sick..you should have stayed home from the charity event....right?

AZ Viewer
AZ Viewer

Why does Cristy say Alexia attacks her in her blog? Alexia just mentions the comment "Cristy" made about her in the episode and nothing else. Clearly, Cristy is always on the defense and does not like to take responsibility for her actions and/or words.

babygirl77
babygirl77

Christy- I can't even say quit while you are ahead, because the more you talk the deeper you dig your grave. You have had several occasions on the show and on your blog to admit you screwed up. Instead its more excusses and more defenciveness. Please keep this in mind because you still have another chance on the reunion show.

beckers
beckers

End it already,she says she's been to all sorts of gala's before than she should know the procedure.RSVP and pay the bill.

Viewer99
Viewer99

You have a reasonable explanation. I believe you. Also, Lea ruined her own credibility when she called, screamed, and hung up on you (and Andy) on WWHL. That is crazy behavior. Lea is way too emotional about the whole situation; something much deeper is going on with her. Good luck with your future, and if you do the show another year, keep in mind that one of the main purposes of the show is for the producers/crew to stir up trouble by asking incendiary questions of you ladies about what they are taping. Count to five before you answer them.