Producers fired back, stating the obvious (to everyone except Niki): that nobody OWNS "barbie anything" except for Mattel. "Any claim that Ms. Ghazian has acquired any property rights to a term that is a basic derivative of "Barbie" (i.e. "Persian Barbie") is unsound and not defensible."
The term isn't meant to be a title or nickname for Lilly, Bravo only used it to refer to her (itty bitty) physical appearance.
As 2012 draws to a close we can reflect on the good times. And by that I mean the good TV! 2012 brought a plethora of new reality shows; some good, some bad, some horribly addicting even if they suck, but we'll tak'em all.
Below is Reality Tea's list of the most addicting best new reality shows of the year.
Asa can breathe a sigh of relief – she won't have to dig up the gold coins in her floor now to replenish her checking account.
In other Shahs news, model Niki Ghazian has fired off a strongly worded letter to Bravo, requesting that they stop referring to newcomer Lilly Ghalichi as "Persian Barbie". Niki claims that the name belongs to her and she wants Bravo to remove any promos that use the nickname in reference to Lilly.
Reza Farahan opens season two, gushing about the new girl in his life. She doesn't straighten her hair, she doesn't pluck her eyebrows, she's not hung up on designers clothes… she's GGAsa Soltan Rahmati. Hanging at Asa's reclaimed home, the two bond over floors, unkempt eyebrows, and one very special toilet. Reza spies the work of art, freaks, and says, "This bitch has, like, a $4,000 toilet. That toilet had a little midget in it that will lick your butt clean when you're done pooping."
Asa is stressed about money. She has $500 in her bank account and needs to find a source of income in the next few days. This admission comes not even a minute after she boasts about tiling her floors in $30,000 worth of gold coins, which she probably washes with diamond water. Rich/not rich people are confusing.
MJ Javiddrives her mom and her Mom's bird off a cliff to the bird sitter's house. After hearing about Vida's upcoming month-long vacation (hence the bird sitter), MJ approaches the idea of a family vacation. Vida tells MJ that she'd rather put needles into her eyes than go on vacation with her. Lovely. To retaliate, MJ encourages her dog to terrorize her mom's bird. Personally, I would have pulled over, while purposely failing to signal, and dumped the mom and her stupid bird on the side of the road.
The Shahs of Sunset return to our television sets tonight with the premiere of season 2.
With only 6 episodes in season 1, we've only scratched the surface with our new reality TV obsession. In season 2 we'll REALLY get to know Reza, MJ, GG, Asa, Mike, and now newcomer Lilly (aka Persian Barbie).
Mary will be Live-Tweeting the premiere tonight and Melissa will be serving up the recap tomorrow!
If you need to play catch up, check out the links below to get you up to speed!
This exclusive info makes us smile! Our favorite mustached Shahs of Sunset star Reza Farahan will no longer have to endure those awkward blind dates with baby-faced boys named Cheyenne! No more watching out for the 'To Catch a Predator' camera crew to spring out from around the corner! Our Reza has found a man and he sounds like a keeper!
Reza has been dating his new beau, Adam Neely, for more than a year now! Reza is a good secret keeper, y'all. Our source tells us that Reza and Adam met at the gym and have been going strong ever since.
Kim Kardashian has a new fan. Don't worry…it's not me! The reality maven recently came under fire for a series of tweets about the discord in the Middle East. While I think that the backlash Kim received for trying to be nice (even I have to face the fact that she was being genuine…and that's hard to admit), she is at least finding solace in the comments of fellow (less famous) reality stars. Riding coattails much, Shahs of Sunset?
Reza Farahan, the openly gay and amazing breakout star of Bravo's latest hit, is coming to Kimmie Kakes aid in light of her attempt at international diplomacy. After getting death threats for her Israel and Palestine tweets, Kim is planning a goodwill trip to Kuwait and Bahrain. She heard they have awesome nightclubs. Reza thinks her Middle Eastern promotional tour is the greatest idea ever. Seriously, dude, you need to play it a bit cooler. After all, your show has already had a successful season with another on the way. No need to salivate over Kim like you don't know what it's like to be slightly famous.