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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kandi Talks About Being TV Fine Vs. Hood Fine

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Caroline Welcomes Mary To The Real Housewives

Article from the LA Times blog.

By: Yvonne Villarreal
When Caroline Manzo, the matriarch over on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” walks into a room, one can’t help but stammer. Exhibit A: Danielle Staub. So it’s no surprise that Mary Schmidt Amons, part of the hit franchise’s D.C. version, found that her daughter Meghan had the same reaction … only the stammering came from excitement, not terror.

The mother-daughter duo crossed paths with Manzo, who’s family is known to be “thick as thieves,” while filming an appearance on a talk show recently in New York.

“She kept shoving me, saying ‘Mom! Mom! Mom!,” Amons said during a visit to L.A. earlier this week. “We were at a busy NBC lobby, and I couldn’t figure out if there was a rock star in the corner or something. No. It was Caroline Manzo.”

Like a good neighbor, Manzo welcomed Amons to the “Housewives” block. Amons, granddaughter of legendary radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey, is founder of D.C.-based Labels for Love and co-founder of the District Sample Sale; she became part of the "Housewives" clan when the show premiered in August. But Amons’ daughter was less impressed with her mother’s induction into the reality sorority … after all, she had just met the referee of the ham game.

“Meghan was in heaven,” Amons said. “She was like, ‘Oh, my gosh. That was ama-zzzzzzzing.”

But Manzo isn’t the only Bravo-lebrity who has won the affection of the D.C. (McClean, if you’re being precise) clan.

When Amons met “Flipping Out’s” Jeff Lewis at a recent network bash, she made sure to get photographic evidence to send to her daughter Alexandra.

“She is probably one of his biggest fans,” Amons said. “She was like ‘Nooooooo way!’ I was quite proud of myself.”

While Amons may not have the same effect on her daughters, she’s still getting some attention.

“Someone asked me to autograph a dog bed,” she said. “I mean, it doesn’t get any weirder than that.”

Jill At Barneys FNO Karoake

Post from New York Magazine.

Photo: Getty Images
By: Diana Scholl
Jill Zarin had a dilemma on her hands, and it wasn't just figuring out how to square Fashion's Night Out with Rosh Hashanah. The Real Housewives of New York star arrived at the Barneys FNO Karoake, which was being judged by the Olsen twins, with husband Bobby, daughter Ally, and a swarm of cute little nieces. "We went to dinner, temple, and on the way home we're stopping by because I got my nieces with me who wanted to go by and see the Olsen twins," she told us. "I'm not happy Fashion's Night Out is on Rosh Hashanah, I think they should change the night."

After Zarin and family pushed through the overflowing crowd waiting for a peek of the Olsens (who arrived a full hour behind schedule), a staffer behind the velvet rope told Zarin she could only bring one other person backstage with her. Talk about Sophie's Choice!

The family camped out in the dressing room and tried to decide who to bring backstage. There was a discussion of rotating children, but in the end, Zarin and family just left. When we asked about the abrupt departure, she said, "It's just too hot."

RHONJ At Bloomingdale's

Caroline,Jacqueline and Dina attend Bloomingdale's celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Bloomingdale's 59th Street Store in New York City.

Vicki At Fashion's Night Out In Chicago

Vicki  attends the Macy's celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Macy's State Street, Chicago, Illinois.

LuAnn At Fashion's Night Out

Luann with her children Noel and Victoria and boyfriend Jacques Azoulay attend Fashion's Night Out at Macy's Union Square in San Francisco, California.

Sonja At Robert Cavalli Boutique

Sonja Morgan wearing her Cavalli outfit poses for photos during Roberto Cavalli Celebrates Fashion's Night Out at Roberto Cavalli Boutique in New York City.