Reza Farahan and his two favorite Persian Princesses, Asa Soltan Rahmati and Lilly Ghalichi, hit the red carpet with a slew of other reality TV stars on Monday. Yesterday was Day 2 of NBCUniversal's '2013 Winter TCA Tour', held at the Langham Hotel.
Last week on Shahs of Sunset, Mike Shouheddecided that he and his friends need a drama-free (but still drunken) weekend in Cabo San Lucas. Sounds lovely.. and bound to go horribly wrong.
First, Asa Soltan Rahmati and Reza Farahan promote themselves to king and queen of the group and act all That '70s Show funky crazy in the car. Asa better put her hands on the wheel of her Mercedes-Benz or she's going to have to demolish her house to afford a new car. #brokepeopleproblems Speaking of Asa's broke ass, she decides that this is the year of the Persian Pop Priestess, vowing to finally make money with her music. Please forgive me if I don't hold my breath.
Mercedes "MJ" Javid organizes a lunch date between Asa and Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi. Before Asa arrives, GG and MJ order drinks and appetizers. GG orders cheese fries, hummus with pita chips, the triple carne asada tacos, and a cocktail. Goodness gracious! Where does she put it all?
Once they're cocktailed up, GG asks MJ why she excluded her – instead of Asa – from her birthday party. MJ is surprised that GG even has to ask, saying, "You were the one who got physically violent with Asa. What about the fact that she doesn't feel physically safe?" GG tells MJ that she respects her decision, promises to get therapy, and hopes the upcoming trip to Cabo allows her the opportunity to mend broken relationships. Foreshadowing….
Golnesa "GG" GharachedaghiandAsa Soltan Rahmatihave had several nasty fights on season two ofShahs of Sunset. Already – we're only five episodes in! While we all know most reality TV stories are well behind "real time," it doesn't sound like Asa and GG have resolved their issues. With Twitter as her audience, GG has been bashing Asa left and right. Also, Lilly Ghalichi - by popular demand – recently shared a picture of herself wearing almost no makeup!
GG's fans rallied around her, tweeting, "Yay! She's a phony anyway your baby would be way cuter" and "She only got pregnant to become relevant again, that ho lost the spotlight to better people!"
While GG didn't mention any names, one of her followers assumed Lilly. "@GolnesaGG, you just put @LillyGhalichi on blast! I do think she wants to be like Kim K too, but she don't need a baby, she's has Coconut!" GG was quick to set her straight, tweeting, "I wasn't talking about Lilly. And I said that I want to get pregnant."
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Either way, Lilly and Mercedes "MJ" Javid are bringing the drama, so don't expect the season 2 newcomer to go away anytime soon. This week on Shahs of Sunset, Lilly and MJ managed to insult one another without even sharing a scene. In Bravo's eyes… that's talent… and job security.
When Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi wanted to gossip about Lilly, MJ implied that talking about Lilly wasn't worth her time. On the show, she said, "In about five minutes, Lilly is going to get shipped back to the welfare line she was standing in before she decided to invade my life."
In response to MJ's jab, Lillysaid, "If I had made this comment about MJ, it would be a HUGE deal that the skinny rich girl is picking on the chubby middle class girl. But, the other way around people find it acceptable? Double standard. Either way, MJ, I could buy your whole life and donate it to charity for fun if I wanted to, let's be real. The fact that I am self-made is something I am extremely proud of; you should pay attention and learn a few things from me."
This week's episode starts with GG and Omid Kalantari out on a date. While GG munches on a big sausage, Omid admits that he has been partying with her friends without her. GG takes it well. GG says that her friends could combine their money, diamonds, houses, etc. and still not have enough money to buy any class, adding, "They call themselves classy… they put the ass in class."
Omid goes on to tell GG that her friends told him that he's delicious and well-behaved when he's not around GG. To the camera, GG says, "I'm shocked. For real. Take the botox away, and I'm shocked." Not that much later, GG learns more about what went down between MJ and Lilly Ghalichi / Reza at the bar, and she says the night would have gotten "so dirty" if she had been there. Yet, she's shocked to hear that her friends don't want to party with her.
Someone needs to tell GG: when life gets tough, the saying is "just keep swimming" not "just keep drinking."
Reza said he thinks of himself as the glue that holds the Shahs of Sunset cast together, adding, "Who would have thought the homo of the group would be the one standing up holding the signs for everybody, like 'Hello, this is where the Persians are at. We’re here.'"
While Reza might be slightly full of himself, he is responsible for Lilly's addition to the cast. Reza joked, "Oh my God, I have a magic genie lamp at home and I rub it really hard every night and I pray a skinny bitch will come out of it and Lilly popped out."
Joking aside, Reza explained, "Actually, I bumped into Lilly in the lobby of the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills and immediately I was taken aback by her appearance. I went up and I struck up a conversation with her. She asked me what I did. I told her I was in the real estate business. She told me she was looking for real estate and cut to after several hours of conversation I gave her a business card, we kept in touch. And then I slowly started introducing her to my group of friends. Then Bravo was there to follow all of that and chronicle it for everybody."
Fast forward to Mike and Reza's business lattes, Reza self-righteously says, "That's crazy. Who does that in an office atmosphere?" Reza, honey… you do. Reza says he's done with MJ because she called him fat and sided with GG. He sounds like a child.
Lilly introduces us to her sister Yassamin. I have to say, Yassamin is smoking hot. And she's naturally gorgeous. I imagine Lilly is too… but it's hard to tell under 100 pounds of makeup, hair, and boobs. Lilly could benefit from a serious make-under. Lilly repeatedly mentions that she's the younger sister because most people incorrectly guess her to be the older sister.
Lilly, Coconut, and Yassamin go for a walk. While Coconut spins, Lilly asks her sister to join her at the group's next party. Yassamin doesn't understand why Lilly would want to hang out with these people…specifically with MJ and Omid, who have offended Lilly in the past. Clearly, Yassamin doesn't know how reality TV works. To us, Lilly voices her concern about seeing Omid since he threatened to back hand her the last time she saw him. She says, "I'm a little worried that he may throw another line like that at me, and my sister, being my older sister is going to get defensive. My sister is a f-ing tiger."
MJ shares, "I took GG's side because Asa kept talking about Omid's nose." Mike pulls her aside and says, "Instead of you talking sense into your friend, you decide to take sides." When Mike takes issue with MJ's choice, she's all like, I'm no longer on GG's side because I'm not down with the violence.
Meanwhile, Reza Farahan and Asa are hiking on another hill. Asa tells Reza,"You f-ing missed the most epic shit. You know she attacked me? She starts taking off her earrings, and I'm like, 'What are you going to do with me? I can break you like a f-ing crispy cracker.'" Reza and Asa are both disappointed in MJ for siding with GG.
Reza tells us, "GG is like a pet venomous pet snake. They're pretty, you can feed them, you can take care of then, but eventually that snake will get you."
Back at Omid's house, GG arrives. Omid asks GG if she wants a burger or a dog… she answer beer. Mike shakes his head, saying, "I'm watching GG come into the BBQ and I'm thinking she'll be remorseful, hung over, something.. the first thing she asks for is a beer. This girl doesn't seem sorry at all. This is no joke… she put her hands on someone."