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Quite often, Lea likes to throw around contentious words like “denial” when she is talking or referring to me. She is right about one thing: I was in denial to ever believe she could have been my friend. She doesn’t know the true meaning of friendship or camaraderie; it seems she doesn’t like other women and thrives on hurting them with nasty insults. Let it be clear that just because someone is louder and more hysterically animated when they speak does not mean they are telling the truth. Just because I am calm and soft spoken by nature, does not mean I am hiding or omitting anything. No one knows what exactly happened at Lea’s gala except for her employees and mine. I know the conversation seemed confusing to the rest of the ladies and probably to the viewers, but that is the language of our business and if you weren’t an intricate part of the daily details, it is difficult to understand this situation.
To clarify, I volunteered the services of my staff to work on the gala press two out of three years, so figure about three months of work per gala (six months in total). We take our work very seriously, whether we are paid or not. The Black’s gala was not properly staffed to assist my team in executing the red carpet. If her donors were so important to her, she should have sent their names to us in advance so my staff was prepared to recognize and receive them on the red carpet. We asked several times for the names and we only received two names the day before the gala. Sending the names (and photos) of your VIP’s or sponsors to a PR firm is essential and is standard event protocol. This insures that people who so generously have helped you create the evening are recognized and are escorted down the red carpet. Neither myself nor my staff could ever begin to guess who gives the Black’s big sponsorship dollars. Many of those relationships are cultivated through personal friends and business associates and are people that are not often in the limelight. The lack of transferring this simple information to my team could have avoided whatever problems she had with the people that were important to her foundation.
I knew she blew everything up at my expense to create drama around her gala again. I’m not surprised by this behavior, since Lea surrounds herself with dregs of society so she must assume that everyone is just as underhanded and calculating (birds of a feather).
Personnally, Karent, is an IDIOT, might as well ADD Joanna to that list. Adrianna, Marysol, Alexia you ALL HAVE Karent figured out. She is a celebrity HOE! Lea, you and I wouldn't get along because we ARE EXACTLY ALIKE! Lisa, I didn't meet my husband til I was 36 and now we have 2 FABULOUS kids. DON'T GIVE UP
I didn't read all of the comments but I have a question for you Marysol and please understand that I am not trying to be disrespectful in this question but what happened to your Mom's face? It looks like she got a very bad plastic surgical procedures done.
Lea really hasn't bad-mouthed you any more than you have bad-mouthed her. You are way too sensitive to be on reality TV!
You hit the nail on the head, Marisol: Look at the people with whom Lea chooses to surround herself and you will know more about her than any of her words could ever say: Joe Francis, Thomas Kramer and Adrianna de Moura. All people with very low moral compasses and mean spirited natures. She is as good as the friends she keeps. Birds of a feather.....
This is what I'm talking about the older ladies being boring....This subject is sooooooooooo old. Just say sorry both of you and move on..
By the way the help never validates the event...the event MAY validate the help...Just say the truth...
Wow....you ladies are hard to keep up with. I did notice that Lea was not really looking at you while she was making the big hugfest, but you were looking at her......really trying for a connection but it seems she was there for the camera. Sorry you have had such a bad year, your mother is wise. Things have got to get better. sending my best....
Marisol, for someone so quiet qnd pollite , It seems like when you were going off on Karent you were not that person. you seemed loud and strond abd ready to make a woman cry. It dosent add up
Marisol, you are a sweet, decent, human being, you do not deserve to be treated like that by anyone! Ignore, ignore, ignore, some people are jus unhappy and want to spread it around,
I love Mma Elsa, she is the voice of reason, listen to your Mom.
Merry Christmas to you and your Mama!
Lea was extremely insulting and did not let you get a word in. I felt like because she is so dominating that you were "out talked". My issue with Lea is why didn't she come to you privately and square this away with you instead of listening to the gossip of others? I am confused? She says that she can't handle stupid. However, that is just as stupid in my book. I believe that gossip is the biggest destroyer of relationships, businesses and people. For someone who talks about how wise they are, they certainly make some unwise choices. I like Lea and I like you. I just wish that she would have not needed an audience to brandish her sword of issues with you. She did not allow you to say your peace. How could you "take responsibility" when you could not speak over her histrionics? Just sayin'
Marysol, you need to take responsibility for your actions and stop this vicious cycle. If you had spoken to Lea about this months and months ago, I am sure she would have accepted your apology and both of you could have just moved on – but instead you continue to bring this up week after week
Lea is so far off track she thinks she is funny when really she is insulting / hurting people. I guess if she did not laugh at her own jokes then no one would. Lea said in one of the earlier episodes that she is not one to keep dredging up the past .....then spends all season taking about the past Blacks Gala
Steer clear of Lea Black not a friend I would want to have. Heal your heart and come back strong. Beso
Well, we now know, according to Marysol, that she has proof of what was texted in regard to Elaine. It should have been brought up, shown to Lea. It would have shut her up--made her apologize or find a reason to make an excuse. I was touched by the tears; the words uttered by you both. Lea is hard to take at times. A person like that is one who must be told/shown that you won't take her guff at any time. And you said you missed her friendship. And being angry at Lea for comments leading up to that "touching" moment??? You need to take some form of accountability for it all happening. I love you. And I feel that when ANY person has private stuff (out of the limelight) their on-screen persona changes drastically. We aren't always privy to every exchange you ladies have with one another. Editing is a powerful way to skew and influence a person's way of thinking. Let's hope all works out for you and that at some pointyou and Lea can find at least some common ground to share.
SO GLAD YOU ARE Finally Sticking UP for Yourself & Setting the Record Straight!!!
Good For You!
love watching you & your mothers relationship on the show! its so sweet and you both are so loving and genuine.. i wish you all the best in the future, dont let leas comments bring you down because its obvious to see how childish she is and enjoys putting people down. so glad you rise above all the kid gossip and drama and stay true to yourself!
Btw, your comment about Adriana arriving so frazzled that she reminded you of your dog Napolean was hilarious! That, and the carrier pigeon line were, for me, the best of the season. You and Elsa make the show fun!
I don't know what to think about you and Lea but I was glad to see you all kiss and make up. At least that's what I thought from seeing the show. Your blogs suggest that there is still a bit of tension. Ignore Elaine, he's a drama queen. I absolutely adore your mom, what a wise lady she is.
yay! i'm so glad you got to see that serpent lea for what she is, pure evil!
Dear Marisol, I do feel your warmth and tenderness through the show and you are a very nice person.
Don´t let women like Lea tear you down.
But, there is one thing I don´t understand, why is your mother friends with Lea???
I love your mother, she is so cute, but friends with Lea!!!!! Are you for real????
Take care of your self.
Love from Iceland.
Dear Vigdis - You have chosen a very sneaky character to like on the show. Elsa is great, but Marysol is the one who is pure evil, not Lea. BTW, I love Reykjavik - great city!
Kim-in-PB Vigdis The same can be said for you. Would you just comment on who you like. And comment on what behaviors you don't like other cast..but stop telling other viewers coming on here to blog that they have chosen wrong or how to feel about who they choose to like and comment about. It makes you look either like your obsessed with her, or you know her. If I am wrong then stop giving off that impression by not letting people post how they feel without you preaching to them that they have chosen wrong!
Please forgive me if you think I'm preaching, but I live in South Florida and am very familiar with all these women so I know what I'm talking about.
Dear Marysol, I couldn't believe that Lea admitted, that a huge contemptable lie is morally right, in the event that her husband cheats on her, therefore she is justified in accusing him of beating her and her son. Now, I know that she is capable of fabricating any type of story to suit her need.,,,,,,,,, You are a great HW, and I love your Mama.
Lea's comment was a sarcastic joke. It is clear Lea loves her son and husband more than life herself..
Marysol, DUMP LEA she's no friend to anyone but her mirror. James is obvious a drama diva attempting to make a name for himself on the backs of an argument started in the names of Lea and yourself. Lisa is either trying to help him (I think she is) or believes in him over you, EITHER way drop her, she's poison. She is an instigator when you go back and watch all of the shows, she starts it all up by pushing buttons then she sits back and watches the firework show she created. Marysol, you don't need to grow a couple of balls (like I've seen in some of Lea's friend comments) what you needs are friends you can relax and TRUST (then you don't need balls), save the balls for business! Friends are people to love and trust (trust is earned by the way) and Lea has not earned trust (from what I see) with ANYONE in the group....not anyone....Lea is a trouble maker...when you see her coming run fast in the other direction!
kaybird11111 Just to clarify- did you mean to write "Lea" in the 3rd sentence instead of Lisa? I think you did as Lisa doesn't really enter into this conflict. You are so correct in your assessment of James and friendships and trust!
kaybird11111 Sorry- I forgot about the other Lisa- Lisa Pliner! She is so unimportant that I forgot she existed!! Anyhow- now I realize you did mean her!
kiki13 kaybird11111 oh no, thank you for pointing that out kiki 13, I definitely wrote LISA and I meant LEA in my entire original posting. I even went back and re-read it all thinking I'd caught anytime I accidentally wrote Lisa. I didn't even mean Lisa Piner, but thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt. LEA is someone I just don't trust and LISA is someone I like very, very much on the show and I in no way meant to throw her name in a negative spotlight. Thanks again Kiki 13, I appreciate you helping out with clearing up my mistake on names.
What about Alexia's nasty comments. I like you except for your friendship with Alexia. She is pure evil. I will not watch the show if she is on next year.
Marysol, It's all clear now! Lea want to make you out to be the intern who works at a PR firm, like every task should have been handled personally by you. She does this to cover for the fact that she doesn't supply a professional PR company enough info to do a good job.
PS I loved that phone call you had with your mom, and she was SO right!
Donald Pliner, my favorite shoes, you don't need a woman who lies on national TV when I'm available!!
Kim-in-PB Kim, first of all, it was a joke about how hot her husband is. But seriously, she did play both sides regarding her conversation with Marysol...didn't you watch? Both stories can be a lie or one of them can be a lie, but they both can't be the truth!
By the way when Lea's said how she would ruin her husband with lies if he ever cheated on her was a snapshot of her character and how she has tried to assassinate you with her falsehoods and innuendos.
Love you and best to your hilarious mother!
PS It always believed Lisa Pliner was playing both sides of the fence, what a fake ugly snake.
bswinnyc Lisa Pliner is likely another 15 minute wanna be! (James/Elaine is the other) both riding on the coat tails of Lea (of whom, Lea likely TOLD both James (Elaine) and Lisa Pliner to go over board against Marysol in order to get enough ratings (i.e. hype) in order to get a show of THEIR OWN! I say NO, stop that train wreck dead in it's tracks..........Lea the snake, Lisa PLINER the fence sitter and James/Elaine (the LIAR) should be given pink slips......we're on to your games...now go away
kaybird11111 Well said!!!
ITA enough of James/Elaine already, he needs to go and that
Lisa Pliner never needs to come back!
Team Marysol all the way. Lea has been bating you all season, slamming your business is a classless way. You tried to handle this in a professional manner. I find her abrasive and her "humor" offensive.
Stay strong and continue to be true to yourself!!!! xox
Being on Team Marysol is like being on the Boston Red Sox baseball team from 1919 through 2003. (Check out Google if you're not sports savvy).
Kim-in-PB bswinnyc Really? Because I could have sworn being that Lea is older she was alive and playing for the sox from 1919 to 2003. Now the Yankees on the other hand tend to seek more talented, younger, classier players so Marysol makes the cut. So, bswinnyc got it right with Team Marysol. Plus elite teams like the Yankees consider someone with P.R. knowledge a bonus..Lea lacks so she makes a perfect fit for the Red Sox! And, if your going to say you didn't mean Lea but instead Lisa Pliner who I saw you defend earlier like you know her personally..well same goes for her: Championship teams don't like liars and we all saw the footage of her caught in her lie! In closing if you are not defending any of them and just don't like Marysol A.) I don't believe you based on prior post of you defense of Lea and Lisa Pliner AND B.) If you were just stating not liking Marysol by using a baseball theme well then let me continue with Marysol still makes the Championship team for talent and good conduct!
I stand by what I say, but don't have the energy to elaborate with a Pulitzer-prize winning blogger like yourself.
Marysol you and your mom genuinely cared for Lea and considered her a friend, you've been so nice and tolerant of all her nasty remarks especially about your marriage, well she proved she doesn't care for you or has any loyalty by trying to ridicule you in front of those women whe haven't known you for as long as she has ! she is a meanspirited person you're better off without her and that bully he/she who keeps lying and confronting you to get air time ! We all saw you apoligize to him and we all heard Lisa say it was a matter of money ! so the day of the event Elaine lied and got Lisa to lie too and Lea of course takes that bully's side ! He wants air time is hoping to be a "housewife"! Stay the way you are classy and real !
Lea is clearly determined to make you her whipping boy this season. I think the poor dear needs a storyline along with her rude arrogant drag friend. Dont worry, the viewers can see what theyre up to and what blatant bullies they are. Lea has made an absolute fool of herself and you should take pride in being a part of her exposure! The woman clearly craves relevance both on the show and in real life with her charity. Its all self serving, of course. And as you and many others have said; judge those by the company they keep. Joe, Thomas, James and Adrienne are her close company...nuff said!
You are a better person than Lea. She married well and I think she feels the need to make herself relevant. She is rude and likes to stir the pot. Her jokes are hurtful and mean. Be true to yourself most people see right through Lea. Best wishes
I think you are right that Lisa Pliner created the conflict between the drag queen, you, and Lea. Regarding Karent, I think you and she are more similar in temperament. Both of you seem more gentle and dislike confrontation. Do not hang out with Alexia, Ana, and Adrianna. They are bad influence on you. Ana is hanging on your coat tail because you and your mom have more clout and popularity than she does.
Marysol, I just watched your mother on WWHL and I could see how Andy is smitten by her.
Elsa was so funny with " Consuelos ", I hope that she comes back next season.
taffi she's the breakout star of the show! even just via a phonecall this ep she stole the show with her blatant common sense that put Alexia in her place.