Tamra Barney

Tamra Barney talks fashion show throwdowns and coming from a place of NO.

on Mar 24, 20090

 

Last week Simon and I met up with Bethenny at her book signing in LA. She is very entertaining and I'm thinking she could be a stand-up comedian. B was nice enough to send me her book Naturally Thin a few weeks a go and I have to say it is really good. Naturally Thin describes exactly how I have been eating for years. I eat every thing, but not at once. It's about balance and moderation. Try it!

LuAnn showed up at the event, looking very tall and gorgeous (she has legs all the way up to her ears.) I was a little scared that Luann was going to be a little offended by my weekly blog. To my surprise, she is nothing like she is portrayed on the show and she has a great sense of humor. She even admitted the whole "Countess" thing is a little over played. After the book signing we went to a fabulous restaurant in Beverly Hills and knocked down a few cocktails. Drunk Bethenny was even more fun the Sober Bethenny. And Luann started talking about herself as the COUNTESS. As we walked out I saw Stevie Wonder and his wife and I swear he was checking out my ass. OK, bad joke!

I hope most of you know that my blog is pure sarcastic humor and entertainment. If you are easily offended and you're looking for proper grammar and spelling, then don't read it. With that said, let's see who pissed me off this week!

I tried so hard to listen to her talk, but I couldn't stop staring at the life sized horse in her living room. How the heck did they get that horse in there and why?

Well, well, well - we finally got to see more of Kelly: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. This week's show actually opens up with Kelly sitting in her dinning room with her assistant going over her "invitation overload." I tried so hard to listen to her talk, but I couldn't stop staring at the life sized horse in her living room. How the heck did they get that horse in there and why? Then my mind started to wander. Can you imagine the parties Kelly has and things people do to that horse when they are drunk? Oops. Focus, Tamra!

184 comments
Lena
Lena

Have to say first time writting long time watching! love your blog to funny! Agree that we love B and some one send Kelly packing! she is just such a fake!

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Tamra: You are hilarious! I love how you call everyone out for being fake. Seriously... I love it! You know what else I love... the fact that Gretchen is dating Shadey Slade. Wow... she must be so devastated from her loss that not even a YEAR later she has moved on and is photographed making out with Slade--- of all people!

Sherry
Sherry

Tamra, Nene, & Bethenny are the AUTHENTIC three of the series. You are so genuwine! I just love you!

Jennifer
Jennifer

Tamra, I think you are as real and honest as can be. I am from San Diego, live in San Fran area now (25 years old), and have always been able to relate to you and your life story. My parents divorced about 3 years ago, after 25 years of marriage and it is still very hard to accept and realize that I do not have a family anymore. When I watched your episode about visiting your dad, I cried with you. I think it is tougher to have your family split apart when you are older, what happens to all of the memories,vacations, inside jokes? There isnt a day that goes by that I dont miss the love we all had together, and how I can re-create that in my present life. Anyway, I am proud of you for speaking about it.

Leigh
Leigh

You're awesome!!!! hehee You are by far my favorite housewife ever and I watch the shows because of you!!!!

Karen
Karen

You are great! The best thing about you is that you will say anything. I am usually watching you with my mouth hanging open OR we are talking in unison! Keep saying what we are all thinking; at least us spicy girls.

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Tamra,

You make me laugh out loud with this blog!!! Keep it up, your "insider" viewpoint is spot on girl!

BB
BB

Tamra, I'm proud of you, you've made great progress in understanding Bethenny! See, she's just a gal, who's funny and you like her. I'm glad you went to her book signing, she's real and she proved it and didn't even know it! Funny - you stated you and Simon went and for a moment I was thinking what the heck did you go with Simon?? I forgot you had a Simon too, thank God!!!! I was scared for a moment! Keep up the great progress

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Wow..and "Meow"!! Last night's episode made the OC ladies look like kittens!! Can't wait until they get a load of the NJ Housewives!! I live in southern NJ and, by the looks of the NJ cast, they are all from North Jersey...which is.. very close to New York and "Soprano" country!! That should be a hoot!! That will give you LOTS to blog about!!

Lucy F
Lucy F

Tamra, I think you are awesome. I think you are right on the money with your commentary of the NYC housewives. I laughed out loud when you pointed out Simon and Alex tossing a beach ball in their above ground pool! Personally, Gretchen made my ears bleed with her stupid jokes and over-the-top laughter. It seemed pretty clear that something wasn't up with her. For example, her squeeling over the engagement ring when it came in the mail. I mean how depressing. I really can't speak for anyone, but to me, it came off that she loved Jeff more as a father figure and less so romantically. I applaude you for calling her out. You obviously has privileged information that the rest of the world didn't see.

Baroness Von Hartmanstine :)
Baroness Von Hartmanstine :)

Darling Tamra you have found your niche. I couldn't take all the NY squabbling without the balance of the beautiful settings, clothes, hair (Jill!). Dimwitted Kelly just wilted around a person with a brain (B). Ramona's husband is way too aware of the camera as well as Simon. Last night got a better look at Jill's husband, and he is a dollbaby. I think he would look more handsome without those Liberace specs. p.s. I hope Atlanta comes back strong, that is what got me hooked. I actually liked Sheree, yet still want to know why she didn't wear one of her own designs to her fashion no-show? She makes me laugh she is such a prima!

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*laughing* You know, Tamra, I have to admit... you weren't my favorite on the OC show... but you are NOW. I realize it's a 'reality' show but I don't think your 'character' has enough depth in the footage we've seen. If your blog is honest (and I'm assuming it is), there's so much to you we haven't seen.

You're a damned riot! Keep the entries coming!!!

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My, My My... Can't wait to hear your take on this week's meow fest.!!

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Question, Tamara why are you called "housewives" when all of you work? Does anyone have a MAN that actually keeps them home?

A real HOUSEWIFE

Kristen SD
Kristen SD

Tamra- you are hysterical!! Loves it!

Melody
Melody

Hi Tamra...love you and your blog. I think Kelly should be done after this season! Nobody cares about her and her super fake lifestyle.

Lee Wilt
Lee Wilt

Tamra, Where the heck was ur blog today, I rushed home to watch the New York City Housewives and then to read your take as I do everyweek, and there was none.What happened. I will check back later this week, can't wait to read your thoughts on all the fighting this week

Lee

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Tamra, I was reading Bethenny's blog for this week and saw her link to yours. This is hilarious!! I have a brilliant idea and think that YOU should host the next Real Housewives of New York City reunion special. No offense to Andy of course, but that would be entertaining.

Monique
Monique

Tamara! You are awesome and I love your honesty! Keep doing you girl!

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I love reading your blogs! On the Real Housewifes of Orange County, I really wasn't a big fan until the finale! You are the down to earth one

Jodi

Wanda
Wanda

Oh My God Tamra! You are freakin hilarious! I agree with you about Bethenny. She is quite entertaining.

Janet
Janet

Usually when people mention don't look for correct spelling that is a clear way to say I can't spell... The title of the blog was (Cut the BS Tamara Barney talks fashion show throw downs and coming from a place of NO) what did you bring to this blog other than as usual blah blah blah.

ak
ak

Tamra, your blog actually just made my life. you are so so so funny!! Hateee Kelly love Bethenny. and Im sooo happy someone else noticed that weird ass horse in Kelly's house. So random and awkward! Cant wait to see what you have to say about Bethenny's "time out"!!

Karen
Karen

ha, ha, you are right on tamara! It's fun to know you enjoy watching the show too.

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I just finished watching Kelly lie so many times to so many different people. She does know this is being recorded, right? Does she not notice the camera?

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why are there so many notwives on the housewives show? I think one non housewife is enough, keep B and loose Kelly.

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have you checked out the bravo store?? Kelly, who's been on the show for three seconds, has a billion items with her name on them for sale... Funny how she won't put her name on events for charity but she puts her name all over this crap.

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You are so funny! Your blogs are so entertaining. I agree with you on the whole Kelly thing. Like for real, why is she on the show? I really think you should crash the NY show. You and Bethenny on the show would be hysterical!

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"I tried so hard to listen to her talk, but I couldn't stop staring at the life sized horse in her living room. How the heck did they get that horse in there and why?"

- lol are you talking about Kelly? what horse are you talking about?

Colleen
Colleen

Way to go Tamra! Kelly is just plain awful. Love you though, hottest housewife!

Lisa
Lisa

I don't like Kelly, I am just going to be honest. She is fake and Bethany can see right through it. B is my girl and she is always right on the money with her comments. GO Team Bethany!

Syd
Syd

This is SUCH a great blog! Team Bethenny!

julie
julie

When i see Housewives come on i am so entertained by how dumb and self-absorbed all these women are. It is so high school they way everyone lies and gossips about eachother. I feel much better about myself with every episode that airs...lol wow.

Caroline
Caroline

Tamra, right on. You are an excellent writer--consider a book when the show is done?

Michelle
Michelle

Tamara I love your Blog!!! Keep it REAL sista!

erin
erin

Tamara! im 16 years old and love this show ....your 100 percent right!

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Tamra, you are one funny lady!! You have nailed the wives perfectly and I thoroughly enjoy your recaps. Keep up the good work!!

ME
ME

We love you, love you, love you and your comments! Keep 'em comin"!!!

Jena
Jena

TAMRA!!!!!!!!!! love your blog and i loved you on your show OBVIOUSLY!! You hit this past episode right on the head! I crack up when reading your blogs I love it!!! I was thinking the same things while watching this episode!! keep it up girl you are fabulous!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine
Catherine

Tamra - you are trying SO HARD to be best friends with Bethenny it's not even funny. You by far are the most shallow person ever. TRASHY all the way. Keep kissing Bethenny's ***... too bad she can't see through you.

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i've made many comments here but it is never been posted. Anyway, Tamra has no business supporting Bethany with her book in Beverly Hills. Her main purpose is to get another publicity and to promote her husband's business. Yes, i've seen their recent pictures with the military that raised $75,000. Seriously, they are copycatting Atlanta and NYC doing charity work. I just hope that the O.C. show should be discontinued, i'm tired with these gold digger blond bimbos!!! Please Bravo i'm begging for Vicki, Lauri, Tamra to be banned for any show. These women are not good role models!!!!!

Tamrafan
Tamrafan

In the words of Gretchen: Taaaaaam-Ra! I love your blogs, you are hysterical. Your spin is the best ever!

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Tamra, you had your own reality show. I see absolutely no reason as to why you feel the need to comment on this one! Talk about a camera-whore, maybe better put, you come across as a "blog whore". Maybe you don't like Simon because he's secure in how own skin. Your insecurities are showing, Tamra!!! And love the sucking-up to Bethenny and LuAnn (and Jill's designer). Could you not be more obvious? Your blog is the furthest thing from "funny". On the RHOC,you came across as shallow as Kelly and Ramona. Also as very unsympathetic, as well. We watch the show and we know the content, without having you regurgitate it back to viewers again. You're an idiot. Go away already.

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Tamra, Can I just say that if I ever make it to California one day, I'd be so happy to hangout with you, I just think you are hilarious and so real, I love that you take no BS and call people out on their crap!

Loving it in SC

Kelley

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Tamra, I have to say you were not my fave on the OC, but when you told your story about Gretchen on the last show, you started to redeem youself, and now your blog about NY is RIGHT ON, you rock!!!!! I have forgiven you girl...

AZDoll
AZDoll

No wonder you "Blog" You are just as much of a fake climber as Ramona and the other ridiculous women on this show. The "O.C. women (OMG Vicki) LOL.. are not much better than this bunch.

Autumn
Autumn

I've gotta say Tamra...I don't care for you much on RHOC, but your blog is hilarious, it's the one I enjoy reading the most!

tori
tori

Why is tamra still here?

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I like NYC housewives minus Kelly and Bethanny. Bethanny is on only to boost her career as she is not even a housewife. She's also a bit emotionally f'd up but I like her. Her cooking is nothing that I havent seen before, especially her skinny girl martinis....Same ingredients that has been around for years! I do appreciate the ladies from NYC as all of them seem to work and make their own money and or own their own family business unlike the OC housewives and then some!

Native
Native

To LoveTheNYC - The blog was sooo boring, and not funny that I did miss that. The point remains the same - trying to hold on to her 15 min. and be around the popular people. Go away Tamra. Love the NYC ladies.