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."
It's hard to imagine that the delightfully kitchy Shahs of Sunset we fell in love with last year is the same show this year. I guess when the famewhoring bug bites you all hell breaks loose! Asa Soultan Rahmati has been publicly admitting her money struggles, her identity struggles (to be a Persian Pop Preistess or not?), her family struggles, and her friendship woes. One thing she's been completely tight-lipped about, however, is her love life!
But Tamara Tattles has discovered that Asa is very much part of a relationship that she is choosing not to air on the show because her beau is of very famous lineage! And because she doesn't want reality TV drama negatively affecting their coupledom.
Smart girl, that one, but isn't that kinda like having your cake and eating it too? You want your life on TV, but not your real-real life?
In the most shocking news like ever a Bravolebrity has been nominated for an Academy Award. Asa Soltan Rahmati co-wrote a song with friend Sunny Levine for the Rashida Jones movie Celeste & Jesse Forever. The song, No Other Plans, has landed on the 2012 Oscars short list! The movie premiered to big reviews at Sundance and things spiraled from there.
75 total songs make the list which is whittled down to the five contenders for the Best Original Song category. "I couldn't even believe it. I was like screaming, I just couldn't believe it," the Shahs of Sunset star told Bravo's The Dish.
Asa feels the nomination helps validate and solidify her career. "It's such a blessing and I'm so humbled," she shares. "People saw me last week and my mom was like 'What the hell is this, Persian pop priestess. Go get a PhD.' I've been working really hard for years at doing what I do and it's incredible that some things are coming to fruition. Whether we get nominated or not, this is incredible to me."
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."
The "joke" was part of an entirely too long segment about crotch juice and crotch liners. While I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Lilly's line of sexy swimsuits, hearing her design ideas, and seeing a model try one on, I could have totally done without the cutesy crotch juice explanations. Swimsuits have crotch liners… we know why… end of story.
While looking through a rack of suits, Lilly caught site of a wrinkled (Actually soiled? I have no idea.) crotch liner. Lilly handed the suit to her assistant, Jill, and said, "There's crotch juice!" Joking around, Jill removed the liner with a tissue and held it over Lilly's computer.
Lilly shrieked, "Don't put that on my computer! There might be AIDS on there!"
The "joke" was inappropriate and didn't add anything to the story, so I chose not to include it in the recap of the episode. Following the show, fans bombarded Bravo's website, Twitter, Facebook, and other online forums, voicing their disgust. As a result of the negative backlash, Lilly has issued an apology for the inappropriate comment.
On Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live, Shahs of Sunset star Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghiadmitted that she was engaged to her beau on the show, Omid Kalantari. She shyly flashed her bling and said that even though he proposed and she said yes, they were going to take things slow. And given what we've seen of Omid's antics so far when he and GG are together, that might be a good idea.
Yesterday GG spilled to Us magazine about how the proposal went down. "The proposal was very cute. I just recently was on the cover of L.A. Fashion Magazine, and on the cover, I'm wearing a bridal-style gown. [Omid] told me he thought it was a cute dress if we ever thought of getting married and [then asked] me to grab the magazine so he could look at it again."
At the Zoom Room, a social club for L.A.'s richest dogs, GG and Mercedes "MJ" Javiddiscuss the disastrous dinner party. GG dismisses anything negative or raunchy that MJ has to say about her behavior the night before. GG claims she doesn't remember anything that happened, including her new guy's hand up her skirt at the dinner table, but she remembers every single word Asa said. That's some tricky whiskey. Taking the high road,GG says she should have toasted to Asa's non-lipoed, blubber ass.
Moving on, over dinner, Asa tells her parents that she has moved back into her house because she's broke. Without missing a beat, Asa's mom tells her to get a job. Asa says, "Are you serious right now? I'm a Persian Pop Priestess. That's my job." Mom asks, "What the hell is that?" I'd like to know, too.
Asa laments, "If you're not a lawyer, doctor, or engineer, you're a slave in my parents' eyes." Asa's mom begs Asa to go back to school, to get her PhD. Asa says she has three PhDs – Persian. Pop. Priestess. Needless to say, mom isn't impressed with her credentials.