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.
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!