I fear Lilly Ghalichi's party has set the tone for the entire season. Lilly and Mercedes "MJ" Javid do not like each other – never have, never will – and now their childish feud is going to drive a wedge between MJ and Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi. I don't think MJ even considered going to Lilly's party untilReza stirred the pot. Suddenly Reza couldn't bear the thought of MJ feeling humiliated if/when she was turned away from the party for not RSVPing. Really? Either Reza asked the great and powerful Oz for a heart since we saw him last or he's feeling the heat and desperate to redeem himself.
Asa kept her opinion on the matter short and sweet. "I have to say I'm a bit over the whole RSVP thing," she blogged. "That horse is so dead." YES! Reza, on the other hand, took the scenic route to Asshatville.
To kick things off, Mike Shouhed visits MJ to help her express her dog's anal glands. Seriously. The only thing I'll say about this is, the free alcohol is a nice touch, but there are not enough tequila shots in the world for that. Then we learn TMI about MJ's shower habits. Pass the tequila. No shot glass necessary.
Next Lilly meets up with Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi. So, these two are exploring their friendship, and Lilly's totally on board since GG is "skinny and pretty". She might cut a bitch, but at least she does it in a size 2 jean, right? GG reveals she's been dating a new guy for the past five months. Lilly gives her the side eye because she saw her making out with not-the-new-guy at the birthday party. GG says she was on a "two day break" so it's all good.
But, if you're an Asa lover, I have a very special interview to share with you. If you're not an Asa lover, I have a very special interview to share with you too.
Speaking to metro.us, Asa said her nutsoDiamond Water experience has been amazing, though her naysayer Shahs of Sunset co-stars haven't been 100% supportive of her vision. "No, there was definitely some hater-ation, and some naysayers talking shit," she said. "I’m a survivor and everything I have, I have worked hard for. Diamond Water is my dream, nobody else has to believe in it except for me, so I don’t care what other people say."
Lilly acknowledged the party was a bit excessive. "But so what? I didn't ask anyone to pay for it or throw it for me. I did it by myself, for myself." She added, instead of dwelling on the fact that she's 30 and single, "I decided to have an over-the-top, silly prom-themed celebration for the bright future to come."
Lilly said she had a great time – at least someone did! – despite all the drama caused by her Shahs of Sunset co-stars. Not by her mind you. Them. And maybe Bravo. But definitely not her. She's prom queen perfect.
In a recent interview, MJ shared her feelings about the events that led up to Lilly's birthday party, as well as the beyond ridiculous party itself.
MJ started by explaining how she came to accept Lilly's invitation (albeit late) in the first place. "After the reunion, I never wanted to talk to her again," she admitted. "It was one thing for Mike [Shouhed] and Reza [Farahan] to lash out at me, but to have Lilly, who doesn't even know me, bash me? She had no right. To me, she was just being opportunistic."
The focus of the premiere is Lilly's self-indulgent 30th birthday party. She's the party planner of course – nobody loves Lilly as much as Lilly loves Lilly – and she chooses to exclude MJ after she fails to RSVP on time. This decision does not sit well with the rest of the group. Reza's terribly heartbroken. Supposedly.
Speaking of Reza, he's me, me, me right out of the gate. Reza complains about his hair turning white and his waistline growing round. So what's a successful Persian realtor suffering a midlife crisis to do? Go Porsche shopping of course!
Reza’s Obsession #1:RezaNeNe Leakes Wedding "What I'm obsessing over – did you notice the similarities to Kim Zolciak's wedding?" asked Reza. "I was giving NeNe the benefit of the doubt when she went blonde, but after she went to the same designer for her wedding dress? That's a little suspect."