Monday, August 2, 2010

Who Has The Hidden Agenda Now?...

Tomorrow night the new (third) season of The Rachel Zoe Project will premiere on Bravo. The network publicist sent me a screener last month, so I have already seen it, and I want to stress one very specific thing to all of you: when you watch it (well, I guess two things; the first is that you Must. Watch. It.) keep a close eye on Zoe's husband, Rodger during the second scene. He comes into her home workspace with determination and takes charge of the situation in a way that would be reassuring if he didn't have such anxiousness in his voice. At least that's My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture's take.

Do you trust this face??

It's not a spoiler at this point to say that Rodger is there to tell of Taylor's betrayal and ultimate firing. Now, I'm not saying she didn't do what she was accused of, and of course the fact that there has been so much negative press surrounding her exit from "the company" and she is not really fighting the accusations scream "Guilty" pretty much in and of itself...Unless of course the press isn't even asking her for comment, which wouldn't be entirely surprising. Zoe is the icon, and Zoe has been so vocal about how she feels it's a good story even without the flip side. After all, she's still able to get work. And after seeing Rodger's reaction, I'm curious. The gears in my head are turning. I can't help but think there's a "twist" or another shoe that hasn't yet dropped.

In my opinion, Rodger himself was acting kind of suspicious. The way he was so forceful and almost angry toward Zoe when he was telling her he wanted to be the one to handle things...well, what if he was skimming off the top a bit and decided to pin it on Taylor since she was already known for "borrowing" sample sizes? He just seemed like he was desperate to compensate for something. Maybe he has just learned what makes the most interesting reality TV (after all, he used to seem to want nothing to do with the cameras but now he and his reverse Justin Bieber hair eagerly sit for interviews); maybe I was reared on too much Melrose Place and too many crime shows; or maybe I just learned from fellow Bravo star Kathy Griffin's experience with her own embezzling husband. Maybe I'm just crazy. So watch the episode tomorrow at 11 p.m. and let me know what you think!

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