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The second to last episode of Bravo's Kell On Earth aired last night, and yeah: we really miss all the Fashion Week excitement. In lieu of that, we watched as Kelly tried to drum up business in Los Angeles—cue portable recording studio karaoke montage and visit to celebrity producer Rick Rubin's studio and event space/shop. Meanwhile in New York: Robyn and Emily interview new account executive candidates—the first of whom ended up in the gossip columns the next day for robbing her employer of a fortune in jewelry; and Stephanie gets dumped by her boyfriend because she's cheating on him with her job. All of the action is tainted by the poor economy and the fact that Kelly's business is, well, sort of foundering. Good times!
There were still some great moments—here are our top ten from Kell On Earth episode 7:
10.) How do you feel about the state of the economy, Kelly: "It sucks!"
9.) It sucks, but not enough to keep Kelly out of a rented Mercedes for her Los Angeles visit. In her defense, it was the small Mercedes.
8.) Kelly Cutrone wants you to know that she is not rich. You heard her. God, all she has is three floors of a Tribeca building, a vacation house, her mom's apartment, a nanny, a daughter in private school, an international PR company with three offices, and a rented Mercedes.
7.) So, Stephanie has (or had—he was sick of coming in second to a Blackberry) a boyfriend, which is kind of shocking (though not as shocking as her ridiculous $1550 per month studio/hovel—get a clue, Stephanie, it's called Brooklyn). Less shocking than the fact that she finally got away from work to have a little drinks date with him when Emily shows up to discuss some urgent office issues. And it wasn't a stop by—Emily plunked down and even ordered food. Can anyone in this office go on a date without a People's Revolution partner showing up?
6.) Stephanie may be newly single but Andrew "would totally do her." He's "just into dudes right now." Totally, Andrew's only into dudes, like, right now. He's experimenting.
5.) Kelly's karaoke/dance montage was followed shortly thereafter by an impromptu rap in which she used the term "homeboy." We were still recovering from all of that when Kelly admitted she once had a record deal. Excuse us? More information please: we want demos.
4.) So, they hired this new account executive, Grace (the jewel thief was Mallory—her job offer was revoked). After a long first day and finishing everything on her itinerary, Grace checked around to see what else she could help with before heading home. There was nothing so she went home. Ten minutes of tension and pure-unadulterated drama followed: Kelly literally called Grace to come back to the office and proceeded on a rant for the ages. People's Revolution is a team; everyone stays until the end; blah blah blah. We wish Bravo had spliced in a few shots of Stephanie alone in the office at midnight working on reports as all her coworkers sipped wine, clipped rose blossoms off stems and sexually harassed waiters. Also, do you think Grace quit yet?
3.) Speaking of Mallory: Kelly asked her if she was named after Justine Bateman's character on Family Ties and Mallory clearly didn't have the slightest idea what she was talking about and sort of just open-mouth grunted a reply. Family Ties went off the air in 1989 and we'd venture a guess that Miss Mallory wasn't born before 1984. Know your audience, Kelly.
2.) Did Kelly borrow that poncho from Ugly Betty?
1.) Despite all her flaws, Kelly just gets it: "We don't like reality! That's why we work in fashion! We just want to go to Barneys!"
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