Are you ready for more mustaches, diamond water, taser guns, parties and cat fighting? Bravo just announced that it has officially renewed Shahs of Sunset for a second season!
The news isn’t too shocking since the ratings were increasing with each one of the six episodes. The season finale was the most watched, with 1.5 million viewers, which was a 20% increase over the previous week’s show.
After just six weeks on the air, we bid farewell to the Shahs of Sunset! Last night’s episode had its fair share of personal growth, bad blind dates, and varied levels of douchiness. (We’re looking at you, Sammy Younai)
Mike Shouhed and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi head out together for a morning workout. GG is apparently new to this exercise thing and leaves all of her jewelry on while attempting an intense workout. When she’s finished, GG looks a little sweaty in her (nearly falling off every three seconds) jogging pants, yet her eye makeup is perfectly in tact.
Mike lets GG know that the two of them will never get together, despite the fact that he thinks she’d be a great catch for someone (once she gets her anger issues in check). She’s determined to learn how to chill out and let things slide. GG reveals that she hasn’t been on a date in five years.
Reza Farahan and Mercedes “MJ” Javid spend some time talking about their recent trip to NYC to see Reza’s dad. Reza says the situation with his dad has helped him to grow and he isn’t taking crap from anyone. Reza decides that since he’s found peace with his father, MJ should confront her mom, Vida. Reza shares that MJ’s mom has treated her terribly the entire time that he’s known her and even goes so far as to say that he doesn’t think Vida loves MJ. MJ doesn’t take that last bit very well and is irritated with Reza’s opinion. I was feeling Reza’s friendship for MJ until he started ripping on Vida for constantly being critical of MJ’s weight and more. Just two episodes ago MJ told us that Reza has given her hell about her weight for YEARS. Pot meet kettle.
Bravo needs to get a camera crew over to the home of Sammy Younai’s parents because some good reality TV is unfolding – no script necessary! Sammy Tweeted earlier tonight that people are threatening his folks and all because of Reza Farahan’s sexual orientation.
Sammy took his outrage to Twitter and is hoping that someone might be able to help solve the mystery of who the culprits are.
“2psycho’s went to my parents home last night and threaten them, if anyone knows anything please let me know. A police report, cops, cyber search of twitter and face book. Crazy f*****s where pissed I was friends with a gay guy.”
Speaking of Reza, he’s been posting some hilarious “Reza Rants” videos on his YouTube channel. Even though “so you want me to be your gay bestie” is one of my favorites, he did share a serious message for the “It Gets Better” initiative that’s worth a look. Reza says that as a young man he felt like he wasn’t “made right”, but something his mom did changed his whole world. You can see the video below.
Sunday night on WWHL, Mercedes “MJ” Javid said that fame is going to Reza’s head. Reza does seem to be the breakout star of the show, but the entire cast is finding a way to cash in like a Kardashian. Asa Rahmati has been pimping out her music, Reza is running with the rockstar status of his mustache (it has its own Twitter account!), and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi is working on a line of hair extensions and designing clothes, but not for ants or ugly people!
GG says that she’s trying to branch out, maybe enough so that she doesn’t have to rely on dad for a paycheck anymore! “I’m trying to really make something of myself.” Golnesa says that she’s not trying to be the next Kim Kardashian, but she’s up for new opportunities: “Whatever presents itself, if it seems safe like ‘Shahs of Sunset’ which wasn’t exploiting us, it was just fun, I’d be (up for it).”
So far there’s no word on a second season being greenlit, but the first “season” (aka six episdes) did so well that I can’t imagine Bravo not going ahead with it. GG says that she doesn’t mind the way she was portrayed in these intro episodes. “I’ve gotten a lot of feedback and I feel like that comes with the territory. I could have been a nun and they would have knocked me for being a nun.”
Nuns don’t carry 8″ blades and taser guns. Just sayin’.
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Taylor Armstrong is heading out on the road for a national speaking tour, according to a new press release. If any groups are willing to pay her to share her story, of course. The talks will focus solely on her book “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss & Finding the Courage Within”. From the release:
“In this captivating talk, Taylor Armstrong relates the deeply personal story of how she found herself in a relationship of inequality, her struggle with both deep love and fear of her husband, and how she summoned the courage from within to finally leave him. In her characteristic witty, lighthearted manner, Armstrong also shares illuminating—and even humorous—anecdotes, both about life (good and bad) with her husband, as well as her experiences as a cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where she often found herself battling with friends who struggled to understand the extent of her abuse.”
In other publishing news, just one month after Brandi Glanville announced that she’d be releasing a book that will dish on her life post-divorce, guess who has ALSO decided to write a book of her “own”? LeAnn Rimes, of course. In what *could* be a case of poor timing, the country singer shared this week that she’s planning to pen the story behind her relationship with Eddie Cibrian and a general biography of sorts.
LeAnn reportedly wants to tell her “honest” side of the story of what happened. Doesn’t she already do that daily on Twitter?
The episode starts out with GG and Asa Soltan Rahmati taking a stab at being friends. Asa decides she wants to expand GG’s horizons (in case daddy really does cut off her credit cards?) and takes her to her favorite resale clothing boutique, Decades. GG admits that she’s not a fan of vintage clothing and says that you just can’t get rid of the stench from “used clothing”. In GG’s world, vintage = peasant rash.
ASA and GG dish about Mercedes “MJ” Javid’s rude behavior, showing up three hours late for the party GG threw for her parents’ 40th anniversary. GG is happy that Asa agrees with her that it was disrespectful. MJ was right last week, the wrath of GG IS coming.
We get to meet Reza’s mom! He explains how hard she worked and gave him unconditional love after his dad left. Reza talks about his upcoming trip to NY to see his dad for the first time in several years. His mom brings out some pictures from Reza’s childhood. Reza’s mom was Muslim and his dad was Jewish, which was a scandalous relationship at the time. His dad had to convert to Islam and his family was furious. Reza’s parents never stood a chance because they had so much pressure coming from both sides of the family.
Over at GG’s condo, she and her friend Tahira get ready for girls night. Here comes the crazy! You know Girls Night in GG’s hood is code for Golnesa Gone Loco up in someone’s face, at some point in the evening. GG vows that won’t be the case and if there’s any sign of impending drama, she swears it’ll be the end of her night. She doesn’t put that in writing.
This week’s episode opens with GG explaining that she’s been trying hard to keep it together and be zen-like since the crazy dramatics of the past few weeks. She also talks about buying her parents a new car for their anniversary, which is coming up. Persians love to give lavish gifts, she explains.
Reza Farahan comes over for some wine and to break the news to GG that he won’t be able to attend the party she’s throwing for her parents’ 40th anniversary party. He pretends to be heartbroken over it, but he’s secretly thrilled. “Thank the LOOOORD” Reza yells into the camera. GG isn’t too happy, but knows the date is important to Reza. Reza explains that he feels like his window of opportunity to snag a good man is disappearing. He wants to get out there and find someone while he’s still got it goin’ on.
GG decides to show off her collection of knives. GG grew up with weapons for protection, so it’s very normal to her. I don’t know anyone who names their weapons, but GG is unique. Reza thinks if we look up GG in the dictionary, we’ll find her on the page wielding a machete. ”You don’t joke about GG and her knives”. This whole show should be peppered with Reza-isms. They’re my favorite part.
Meet Crispy. GG’s taser gun. 150,000 volts of love. Cripsy scares Reza on several levels – mostly because Golnesa admits she’s dying to try it out on someone.
Sammy Younai stops by Mohamed’s mansion (palace?!) to check up on things. This mansion is crazy. I know where I’m spending my Mega Millions dough. Oh wait, that lady in Maryland that I’m not related to won it. Sammy wants this job to be perfect so she can get in tight with the billionaires. We feel you, Sammy.
GG meets her dad for lunch. She admits to us that she’s been very blessed to have parents who’ve given her everything. She knows she’s lived a pampered life. When her dad asks how her day was, she gripes about the traffic on the way to the mall and chipping her freshly manicured fingers. Her dad gives her grief – gently – about her out of control spending. Daddy tells her that she needs to get a job and then pulls out the most recent credit card statement, which GG doesn’t want to see. He tells her he many not continue to foot the bill – $6800 last month and $8500 this month alone. The food arrives and they shift the conversation to finding GG a man to support her instead. GG’s doesn’t like to hear about her sister Leila’s self-supporting ways, as she’s married and doesn’t have her credit card bills sent to her dad. It’s a touchy subject with GG.
Mercedes “MJ” Javid talks about her upcoming birthday while she blings up her puppies and heads out for a walk with Reza. He asks MJ if she’d come to NYC with him soon for a long-overdue meetup with his estranged father and she agrees.
The conversation to turns to MJ’s weight. Reza has apparently been trying to get her to lose weight for years now and he says he’d like to gift her with a colonic for her birthday. I think i want GG buying my bday gifts. New car or a colonic? Decisions, decisions.
GG’s sister plays hardball with the car dealer over the price of the Mercedes Benz they’ve picked out for their parents. GG is frustrated that she doesn’t get any respect from her sister on the financial front – Leila thinks GG’s job is shopping.
Mohamed is home to see how his ‘house’ is progressing. He isn’t happy despite the fact that Sammy is ahead of schedule. He gives Sammy hell for a few minutes as they do a walk through. Mohamed loves the pool and tile – for $2million he better adore it! Sammy is going to celebrate Mohamed’s praise by getting wasted.
Reza Farahan (how much do you love him already!?) and company must be doing something right because last week–only its third episode–saw a jump to 1.5 million; a 37% increase in total viewers. Ryan trained this new cast well. And you know what that means? More trashtastic reality TV coming our way…
With four of the main cast members (Mike Shouhed, MJ, Reza, and Sammy Younai) all involved in real estate in one form or another, it’s not surprising that we’re getting a chance to see inside of some fabulous Beverly Hills homes. And let’s face it, since we didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot, this is as close as we may get to them.
In a recent interview, Mercedes “MJ” Javid explains why she loves the sometimes over-the-top mansions (aka “Persian Palaces”). “It’s in our blood — Cyrus the Great and things like that. Plus, it’s practical, too. Dynasty [the TV show] is the quintessential Persian lifestyle. Every Persian parent dreams of having a house the size of that mansion so all of their kids and grandchildren can live under one roof.”
In other Shahs of Sunset news, Asa Rahmati, who has gifted us with a few peeks at her tunes “Tehrangeles” and “Diamond Water”, made a video for her newest song, “Gold”. Asa enlisted Reza to help her out with this latest artistic project. Watch around the 1:15 mark as Reza pops up wearing nothing but his porn ‘stache and a gold chain from the waist up.
In tonight’s episode, Asa will get a chance to share her newest single with a big time producer.
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Last week on Shahs of Sunset, there was drinking and drama. Poor Reza Farahandid not have a good birthday weekend. Hayvoon Bazi did not happen. Well, some things did go animal style, but not in a fun way. (I’m looking at you, SnookiMJ)
This week opens up with the gang still in Vegas, after a weekend of celebrating Reza’s birthday in that insane suite at the Aria hotel. Reza blows in and finds that MJ (Mercedes Javid) and her fifty pairs of heels are still spread out all over the room and nowhere near ready to catch their flight. MJ enlightens the group that GG packed up her toys and went home in a huff. My question is..how did she slip out without being noticed when there are that many people in the suite? She clearly isn’t a packing-light kind of girl, nor one who would carry her own luggage. Reza is angry at GG and plans to confront her when he gets home.
MJ tries to play herself off as a “mere observer” in the mean girl antics toward Reza’s friend Anita. Thank goodness Reza calls out MJ for her part in the Anita dress drama from last week. MJ was sloppy, wasted and absolutely started the nastiness with her “where is her tired ass dress from?” comments during dinner with Anita sitting two feet away.
Asa Rahmati explains how abrasive and negative GG is and shares: “if you keep barking, eventually somebody will step on your face”. Asa is wise.
Back in Beverly Hills, an impatient GG waits for MJ to meet her for lunch. MJ feels like it’s her duty as a good friend to let GG know how bad her behavior was in Vegas and wants to help her be a better person. MJ clearly was too busy throwing up on club couches and attempting to peel off her dress one sleeve at a time to remember that she started this whole thing. GG says that Anita got her riled up and “brought the ghetto out” of her. Well, how much is Anita supposed to put up with? They picked on her dress and then started in again with her bathing suit. (Her $800 bathing suit!)
Sammy tries to get some work done. He meets with Mohammed, the biggest real estate developer in all the land. Mohammed lets Sammy know that he better do a good job or he’ll be part of the concrete. The Mob Wives would be so proud.
Asa is inspired to be artsy after her weekend in Vegas. Did anyone understand her bottling these Diamond Water “feelings”? And it’s connecting of her inner Aries fire dragon intergalactic Persian priestess? I didn’t quite get it, but that’s okay, as I don’t have any loose diamonds hanging about anyway.
We get to see MJ and Reza’s shared office. MJ explains that most of the Persian stereotypes are true: they’re loud, they’re gaudy, they drive expensive cars, wear a lot of gold, and they are “all” in real estate. She also wants us to know that she thinks her approach to selling is more laid back and completely different from Reza’s. She describes Reza’s style as “if you don’t take my advice and adopt my opinion like it’s your new Bible, then you’re an idiot, a moron, a loser, you have missed the bus of life.” Tell us how you really feel, MJ. She continues on with the revelation that Reza works harder than she does, but makes less.
GG heads over to MJ’s apartment to sit down with Reza to try to smooth things over before the champagne tasting goes down. GG reveals that she’s been in therapy her whole life for her anger issues and feels like she physically needs to lash out when she’s being confronted. (but clearly she’s okay being the one to do the confronting – that’s different.)
Mike Shouhed has a quick lunch with his BFF, aka his mom. Mike’s brain screams ‘SQUIRREL’ like the dog in “Up”: he can’t concentrate because there’s a modeling agency across the street with a stream of gorgeous women filing in and out. Anyone else think he looks like a cross between Lenny Kravitz and Kelly Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos?
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