I Hate Jill Zarin Tuesday Housewife Hangover June 8, 2010
It is never-ending with these women! I think we must have had a recent full moon because the housewives are on a roll.
Jill lost her mind over the weekend and posted that she was being threatened and had reported people to the authorities. SO many people have true life, real, scary, life threatening stories to tell that this nonsense that Jill spewed really made me angrier and angrier as time went on. When I first read it, I actually laughed, it was sort of comical and over the top.
Over the past few days I have gotten emails and private messages on Twitter and Facebook about real life stalkers and men who have threatened women and attacks due to sick obsessed people, women who stalk men and people who ruin lives with this serious problem. It also reminds me of some of the stories that come out of Hollywood of REAL celebrities who have stalkers and whose lives are in danger simply because they film movies or television and shoot magazine covers or are in the public eye for whatever reason. People have been killed and seriously injured by stalkers.
For someone like Jill Zarin to post that idiocy just infuriates me! She isn’t “all that” and there is no way in hell any authorities would have advised her to post anything about this on a social network! Jill was angry and she reacted using very poor judgment! She is not the sharpest knife in the drawer but worse than that, she is cheapening the real problem!
It has also been reported that Jill called Andy Cohen and Anti-Semitic. A few who were present at one of her book signings claim that Jill said it during an interaction with fans at the function. We don’t know for sure if it is true, it wasn’t filmed or recorded in any way but it sure sounds like something Susan Saunders aka Jill Zarin would say, doesn’t it? Seems as though the game Andy played with Jill and Gloria on Watch What Happens Live “Good For the Jews / Bad For the Jews” didn’t go over too well in the Zarin household. This was also the subject of the nasty tweet sent to Andy Cohen by Jill’s nephew Jon Wexler shortly after the show aired. It is reported that Gloria, in particular, was very unhappy with the game.
I did watch the Real Housewives of New Jersey last night and only because I was chatting with the group of RealFans.com did I not fall asleep! If you like the Jersey girls you won’t enjoy my blog about them, if you don’t like them or don’t watch them you probably don’t care to read about them but here goes for nobody in particular.
Feel free to skip on down to the final few paragraphs or just go ahead and make your comments if you’re as uninterested as I am.
I am gob smacked, to use Simon’s word, that Bravo felt this was good enough to put on television. IF this was the best that they could scrape together from 4-6 months of filming, I can only imagine the garbage that sits on the cutting room floor.
Jacqueline is getting her mani/pedi and in walks Kim? No one can convince me that Bravo would have jumped at the chance to film Jacqueline in the salon without anyone else joining her to talk to. Someone convince me that they were filming her day of beauty just for the heck of it and Kim just happened to walk in at the same time. It could happen…. If the conversation were interesting or exciting, it may have been worthwhile, but it led to….nothing except people wondering if Kim is going to replace Dina on the show. Kim’s loyalties are in question. Why is she complaining to Jacqueline about Danielle’s behavior? Do we care? Nope!
Teresa’s not a stage mom? I don’t know, I don’t care, and the entire Gia wanting to be in the entertainment business is just so stupid! Who cares? We’re now months past filming and to my knowledge Gia hasn’t appeared in any movies, TV shows or stage shows so we know the outcome. Gia’s talents aren’t going to pay the bills Mr. and Mrs. Giudice…maybe you should “get a job, girlfriend, you aren’t too pretty to work”.
So Teresa doesn’t have a nanny, or any help at home? Who is with the other children while you are carting Gia off to music, gymnastics, acting lessons, auditions? We saw her babysitter making sauce with them, she DOES have help, or DID have help when they could afford it.
Teresa put out her “official statement” regarding the bankruptcy, she indicated that some of Joe’s Real Estate deals had gone very bad and is causing their financial problems. Andy Cohen was interviewed Monday morning saying that he didn’t know much about Teresa’s problems but he did know for sure that her house isn’t in foreclosure. What an ass he made out of himself. Stick to saying you don’t know Andy!
There has been a lot of speculation about the bankruptcy and what will happen to their home. Bankruptcy, from my understanding, falls under federal laws and does not vary from state to state. There are two types of filings, and I don’t know which one the Giudice’s filed but one is more of a consolidation of debt where the courts will take all of your creditors, negotiate them down to the lowest amount they will accept and based on the total amount owed, they will come up with a monthly amount to be paid, provided you can pay off all of your debt within a specific time frame, you can keep all of your overpriced goodies , it is really just a change in the way payments are made.
The other form of bankruptcy forces you to give up all of your assets like your car and home and relieves you of all of that debt. This is the short hand version I got from an attorney friend. I am sure it is substantially more complex than that but I think it is pretty close or it could be completely wrong.
In any case, we watched and will probably continue to watch as Teresa spends money like she has a money tree in her backyard. People have speculated whether or not Teresa knew how serious their money problems were and have discussed how much of this is the public’s business. I even saw one moron who said that Bethenny probably put this information out to the press.
First off, I highly doubt that Bethenny scans the New Jersey bankruptcy filings on a daily basis on the off chance that she may find a filing from the Giudice’s then passed it along to the press. I think she may have a few more important things to do. Sheesh!
IS it our business? I don’t know, all of the other aspects of these women’s lives are out there for the press to report on and for people to speculate about. Lynne Curtain from the OC’s financial problems were out there for the world to see, but I seriously doubt that Teresa was in the dark about all of this like Lynne claimed to be.
Dina’s blog led many to believe that she is leaving RHONJ. Whether she leaves or doesn’t leave, will it make much difference to viewers? I don’t think so. Her husband refuses to be on camera and her daughter isn’t on the show so her only interaction is with her cats. She runs a charity organization and really her life is fairly dull so I don’t think anyone would really miss her much.
This meeting that she insisted on having with Danielle was absolutely ridiculous! Dina has had enough interaction with Danielle to know that this meeting was not going to go as she anticipated. Think about this, Dina wants to meet with Danielle (who she calls unstable) to tell Danielle that she never wants to meet with her again, wants her out of her life and is completely “Done” with her. Let’s see, do you suppose Danielle is going to say, “Ok Dina, whatever you say, have a nice life, Bye!”? Put this scenario into your life, is this something that you would ever do with someone you consider an enemy? The show is really grasping at straws!
Caroline’s story has become really all about her children. We are seeing her kids being interviewed more than Caroline herself. We’ve seen her daughter Lauren dating her son’s best friend and the “conflict” there, we’ve seen Chris being forced to deal with Danielle and her thugs at the Brownstone. Never forget the brilliant scenes in the car wash and strip club.
Caroline has been shopping with her husband, first for a suit, and last night for meat. Caroline said in interviews that this is the “real” deal, this is her life and she’s not acting for the cameras, she doesn’t have anything to sell us, it is just her life out there on the screen. I completely believe her because her life is as dull as the average person’s life!
Jacqueline, this season, seems to be all about her rebellious daughter and trying to reign her in. She is out of control and we know from previews that it is only going to get worse. I sometimes wonder if Ashley is being told to do some of these things just to stir the pot. The smirk on that kids face is the most irritating thing I’ve ever seen! It makes a pretty young woman look very ugly! Clearly she has no remorse for anything she does. Most of us have seen this angry, out of control behavior from a teenage girl before. Whether it is a child, another relative or just a kid on television, teenage girls can be tough to deal with. I don’t know where all of this anger comes from but Ashley has decided that she is the one to single-handedly take down Danielle and it is actually uncomfortable to watch. Even Ashley’s boyfriend seemed disturbed by her behavior.
Did I miss something or does Ashley not work or go to school? I honestly don’t remember seeing anything about what she is doing with her life. We did learn on Twitter that Ashley is living in one of her step-father’s houses but we don’t know if Jacqueline’s husband Chris, who gave her a car last season, is making her pay rent, but if I had to lay money on it, I’d say no money changes hands there.
Just one more comment about Teresa. I cannot find one redeeming quality about this woman! She slammed Sonja in her blogs for no apparent reason other than to get some attention. Her feeble mind most likely thought that Sonja would be in the same boat with any other new housewife and be shunned by fans simply for being new. Teresa, as usual, was wrong! She was wrong too in her decision to take to twitter to bash Bethenny! For someone like Teresa to question Bethenny’s parenting skills is absolutely ridiculous! Particularly when Teresa is shown driving her children without seatbelts, puts her two young daughters on an ATV without helmets, and she and Joe are clearly implanting stereotypes in her children’s heads. Joe using “Gay” to describe a dance instructor, Gia saying she doesn’t want to marry a Jewish man, and the classic line from an 8-year old girl, “I’m too pretty to work”. After watching the children’s behavior, Teresa has no leg to stand on when giving out parenting advice!
I am really shocked that Bravo put this drivel on the air! I know that Jersey was very popular last season but I feel like they are taking fans for granted and assuming that fans will watch anything that includes these women on the screen. I watch it for lack of anything better to watch, which is a sad statement for Monday night television.
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Back to our REAL Housewives…
I’m looking forward to Thursday nights for the next several weeks. We have two reunion shows for New York and we have a lost footage episode as well as the much anticipated show Bethenny’s Getting Married? hopefully this will make up for the Monday night embarrassment for Bravo.
Sonja Morgan has confirmed that she will join the ladies on the couch for the reunion only during the second portion of the show. This makes perfect sense since she was only on during the second half of the season. Jennifer Gilbert is not appearing at all. Ramona confirms that two people storm out (we know one of them is Jill). The previews appear as though Andy Cohen was right when he told fans that he hit all of the topics fans want to see but that he didn’t need to keep the pressure on to get real answers, the ladies called each other out.
I think that the fact that Jennifer Gilbert does not appear on the reunion tells us a lot, it certainly leads me to believe she won’t be on next season.
Feel free to comment, dispute anything I’ve said, debate over the shows and the housewives personal lives but please do not attack one another or use foul language. That is all I am asking. Thanks to everyone who has such great input into this blog by the great comments. You are all so intelligent, funny and have such great insight into these shows. Let’s have a great discussion!
If you are interested, my blog about my meet and greet with Alex and Simon can be found here:
Until Next Time….