I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of New Jersey August 3, 2010
Before I get into the episode I want to explain the Twitter fiasco of Sunday night with Dina Manzo. Unfortunately Dina Manzo has a habit of deleting her tweets and I did not copy them because I was under the impression that someone had gotten the screen shots but in the end, they did not.
Twitter recently did an upgrade and has removed the ability to view deleted tweets. This means that you’ll have to take my word for what happened but I have no reason to lie to anyone, particularly since I haven’t mentioned Dina much, don’t care for her but don’t care to bash her either, in my opinion she added nothing to the show so it meant nothing when she left.
Quickly let me explain that Dina has already blocked me, several months ago we were all watching Dancing With The Stars and tweeting about the show. Dina was doing the same, she must have been in one of her “moods” because she started to really attack the people on the show. She said that Neicy Nash had “back fat” and that Brooke Burke had “cellulite”. Pretty rude stuff and it continued. Fans didn’t seem to know what to make of this new mean Dina. Then a few of us, me included, called Dina out on this nonsense. Telling her to calm down and back off of these people. She then snarked back at all of us, deleted all of her nasty comments and promptly blocked us.
So Sunday night I was just tweeting away like I usually do when I have some free time to be on Twitter and an acquaintance on Twitter @bravo_maria was having a giggle and talking about Dina Manzo’s husband Tommy. First she said that she heard a rumor about him but wasn’t going to tell us, naturally people started to guess until she finally told us that she had heard that Tommy was gay. This wasn’t the first time I had heard that rumor but many people tweeted their opinions, me included.
Who knew that Dina was on line and reading all of the tweets with the rumors about Tommy being gay? Dina went ballistic! She went after @Bravo_Maria first and was snarking about how she and Tommy try on all of her clothes together and Tommy runs around the house dressed like a woman. (We didn’t say anything about cross-dressing that was all Dina)
Of course, as Twitter goes, @bravo_maria and a few others ran with the cross-dressing and I was stuck in DM’s at the time with a gay guy who was extremely offended by Dina’s tweet saying that gay doesn’t necessarily mean cross-dressing. Of course, I agreed.
The next thing I see is @bravo_Maria retweeted one of Dina’s tweets and it said, in essence that Maria and her “busted friend LYNN-N-CHICAGO could go to hell”. I don’t know what Dina meant by “busted” but I of course responded that I wasn’t as “busted” as her friend Teresa. Dina immediately began to delete some of her ranting tweets and I had to call her out on that as well. I brought up the Niecy Nash and Brooke Burke tweets that she deleted and she started to argue with me about that. Dina said that she was just joking about that and it was all in fun. I did remind her that she deleted those tweets so they couldn’t be too much fun. At some point Dina also called me an “ASS”.
It’s pretty frustrating because I certainly would have copied Dina’s tweets if I hadn’t been told that someone got screen shots. Additionally many people re-tweeted them and that used to be enough to have a record of them. Twitter fixed that “problem” ensuring that if a tweet is deleted, the retweets are gone too.
I have not deleted anything so you’re welcome to look at my tweets. I’ve been told by one person that I was “excessive” and maybe I was, but in my defense everyone kept asking me what happened and I kept repeating it to everyone who asked, not wanting to be rude and ignore people.
This is all that is left of Dina’s Tweets:
That’s why they do it anyway. Why do I indulge? Sometimes they just need to be called out. NITE NITE!
Going to bed, too tired to keep this going. lol I’m zen yes, but human too! I erase after I bitch them out so they don’t get attention!
I am cranky lol, not putting up with any of the tweetholes tonight. Sometimes they just need to be told!
Some of Bravo Maria’s posts:
@DivaTisha No kidding, Dina and Jac went nuts last night. But when Dina admitted her husband was a cross-dresser I almost fell out.
@cammienolan I must admit that I had a blast last night. @Dinamanzo and @JacLaurita were cussing-up a storm last night. LOL
@RyneBaumhover @LynnNChicago Ryne, out of the blue @dinamanzo tells me her husband likes to dress-up in her clothes. Go figure.
@LynnNChicago Toni said she got the screen shot. I mean who admits their husband cross dresses unless he actually does? Interesting!
I’m still AMAZED that @dinamanzo would admit to me on Twitter that her husband Tommy is a cross-dresser. Then she deletes the post! OMG
I did not get involved initially but was only tweeting to @Bravo_Maria and some others on Twitter but never directly to Dina. Dina then tweeted to Maria something about “you and your busted friend LYNNNCHICAGO”
This led to me responding directly to Dina and a few others chimed in..
LynnNChicago ROFLMFAO! Wow, you sure got a rise out of Dina. Score one for Lynn ;)
LynnNChicago She is now that she’s deleted her tweets and cleaned up her timeline. And she calls other two faced? @dinamanzo
LynnNChicago @realoldhouswife She’s all ZEN and POSITIVE..light and love @dinamanzo
ImStillToni also wrote a blog about the evening’s tweets:
August 2, 2010-RHoNJ Tweets: Love em or Hate em there’s no in between for the Manzo MOB!!: http://wp.me/pVVSa-5X
@ImStillToni lmao and since the Manzos need NO proof besides a 25 yo lies, I’m off to completely reenact last night, complete with calling Lynn “you ass”
LynnNChicago did Dina REALLY just call u “u ass?” this from the bitch who PAYS Zen Jen for fucking nothing????
Dina also talked about people being 2-faced in her tweets, there were people during the argument talking to her (nicely) and also with myself and with @bravo_maria. Apparently Dina does subscribe to the New Jersey Housewives rule of not being friends with anyone who is friends with your enemy. I’d be interested to know how many total people Dina blocked on Sunday night.
Anyway, there are still remnants of the argument / Twitter war on line we just haven’t been able to bring you Dina’s tweets, she called me “busted” and an “ass” and she defended her bashing of DWTS Celebrities. Then you all saw her justification, we needed to be put in our place..LMAO!
Next time if anything like this happens, I will be sure to get the evidence myself!
On a side note, Jacqueline also lost her temper with a fan just a few hours before that, I wasn’t on line but the good news is that Jac didn’t delete her tweet:
@jaclaurita Go F yourself @rosemarynsage…..blocked! If you don’t like me,don’t follow or follow & shut ur mouth.Only CONSTRUCTIVE critism welcome here
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 The Manzo’s woke to a brown bear in their front yard:
chris_manzo Hellloooo bear in front yard http://moby.to/jyti5e
On to the Episode….
Was it just me, or was Juicy Joe a little stressed during this episode? Bahhaha! Clearly this must have been during the time where he was shouldering the burden of the couple’s financial hardships alone and not sharing with his wife. Although he dropped plenty of hints, apparently Teresa wasn’t catching on and was sure to order the woman dressed as Marie Antoinette to stand there for hours in the middle of a table full of food and fanning herself. What the hell was that about? I notice that Juicy Joe did call Chris Manzo back and cut the ice sculptures down to one rather than two, Juicy Joe won that little battle.
I don’t think that I’d be going too far out on a limb here if I said that Juicy Joe isn’t really “feeling” his wife right now. His refusing to kiss her as they made their way to their Anniversary antics, coupled with his snapping at her all during last night’s episode sort of closes the deal on that one. Are the rumors of Joe’s cheating true? Does he not need the affection and lovin from his wife? We know that he has something up his nose and the flash of a camera hurts his eyes.
It is obvious that Joe isn’t a fan of all of the hoopla surrounding these lavish parties that Teresa likes to throw. I think my favorite part of the episode was the end of the Giudice’s tacky party, the exchange between Teresa and her husband when she tries to kiss him and he shoves a glass of wine down her throat then says, “good night”. She asks if he’s leaving and he says, “yup, I’m going home, I don’t want to see the bill”. Priceless!
Yes, I skipped right over the part where Dina made her re-appearance. Way to leave the show then return Dina! Was she even gone? I hadn’t noticed! As usual, she added absolutely nothing to the show. Her sappy interviews and sappy toast at the Christening party were dull, dull, dull!
Surprisingly Teresa’s children all behaved well, you just know if they didn’t, Bravo would have been all over it, luckily we got to see the previews for next week where at least one of Teresa’s girls have a meltdown.
Danielle took Christine to her first OB appointment, pretty uncomfortable and maybe the waiting room of the doctor’s office is not the best place to have that sex talk with your 16-year old, here’s hoping other conversations have taken place before and after this scene with the doctor.
I absolutely, positively think that Bravo is seriously considering adding Kim G. as the next New Jersey Housewife. We saw her home, including the exterior twice during this episode and she was certainly one of the superstars of this episode. First Kim’s attempt to get Chris Manzo to set up a lunch for her with his mother was just really stupid! If Caroline Manzo says no to lunch once, why would she change her mind? Nothing has changed, Kim continued to be friends with Danielle and that was the deal breaker. No lunch for you Kim G! (In the soup nazi’s voice)
Back to Kim G’s house and Danielle arrives to talk about her newest plan. Danielle wants to begin a search for her birth mother. I can see that, however, that can be an expensive process. Kim G offers to help Danielle to find her mother saying, “I know a guy”. Danielle was overly appreciative for a simple phone call, unless of course Kim G also offered to pay for the services of “a guy”.
Cut to Kim G barging in on Jacqueline who is holding her little baby. (Can we talk about how Jac dresses that little guy?) Kim pushes her way in swearing like a drunken sailor and bitching about Danielle. Apparently there was an email that had gone from Danielle to one of Kim’s other friends. The email tells this mystery person that she should not be friends with Kim G. Jacqueline correctly identifies this behavior as Jr. High School stuff! It seems that in Jersey, what goes around comes around.
For Kim’s grand finale we find her waiting in a restaurant for her former BFF Danielle. Kim is outted as being friends with the enemy camp and spreading Danielle’s news all over town that she’s looking for her birth mother. Kim G is NOT apologetic at all, in fact she feels she is well within her rights to be friends with anyone she wants to and to say anything she wants to. For my money, Kim is not a very good friend to Danielle. In a new plot twist, Danielle is the calm, adult and tries to walk out of the restaurant without making a scene.
Kim G was not having any of it, a scene was going to be made one way or another. Throwing a napkin at Danielle didn’t even get her riled up, she had to think of something quickly or her gig on the RHONJ may be in jeopardy! So Kim promptly follows Danielle screaming out of the restaurant and even as Danielle is driven away by her little convict, Kim continues to scream at Danielle. Definitely footage for the highlight reels.
And so in the end, Kim G has done all she can to kick up the crap, create the drama and her audition for the newest housewife may be in the can. Danielle is done with her, Caroline won’t have lunch with her and I don’t think Teresa will give her the time of day. Kim’s only shot to be back in front of the cameras is Jacqueline. Watch what happens, as they say.
Some of the ladies blogs are up on Bravotv.com, let’s start with Dina Manzo. Yes, she felt the need, with her mediocre part in tonight’s episode to prepare a full three page blog expressing her disgust that the Christening had to share the screen with Kim and Danielle. Sorry Dina, not the entire episode could be you standing as Godmother to Teresa’s baby. There are other cast members to deal with. Dina was sure to reprimand us all in advance if we even mentioned the fact that her husband and daughter were not shown at the Christening. Dina assures us that they were both there but not on camera. OK Dina, we believe you, calm down!
Danielle also chose the three page format but only the first page is even relevant. It is so strange that Danielle is now making more sense than some of the other housewives, isn’t it? She was right when, in her blog, she stated that Kim used her to become relevant on the show. Kim is clearly trying to secure a housewife position. Danielle was a good place to start. I don’t believe for one moment that Kim gave a damn about Danielle. Danielle was also right when she talked about Jacqueline’s involvement with Kim G and was clearly allowing Kim G to use Danielle to spend time with Jacqueline. Kim and Jacqueline have nothing in common yet Kim continued to force herself on Jac, but Jac allowed it. Everyone could see that Kim’s only goal was a place on the show. Jacqueline even talked Teresa into inviting Kim to her housewarming party. Jacqueline is not innocent in this whole thing. The excuse that she gives people chances is no longer holding water. The second half of Danielle’s blog is plugging her wares and thanking people that we don’t know. Yawn!
Caroline’s blog was short and sweet, about a page and a half and painless to read. I must completely agree with Caroline about having lunch with Kim G, there was really no point and nothing to gain. Caroline is living proof that you can film a reality show with another housewife without ever seeing that other housewife. Caroline and Danielle have not yet been in the same room together all season, so remind me again, why did Dina leave the show? Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm…..
Finally, we have Alex McCord guest blogging from NY. Alex is usually a great read but even after watching the episode and knowing all of the players, Alex’s blog confused the hell out of me. Part of it is written like, “if this person did this to someone and someone in Texas heard about it…” huh? Since we all know the players and their names, why not just write, “Kim was talking about Danielle’s personal affairs to someone in the salon…”? In the end I think we all agree that Kim should have kept her big mouth shut about Danielle’s personal issues.
More importantly Alex says that she has big news for us later in the week, I hope it is something good and not just another personal appearance. I guess we’ll see when she makes the announcement.
Those are the only blogs that are up as of now, I cannot imagine that Trashley has a whole lot to say about this episode, let’s hope she skips the blog this week. I’m sure Jacqueline is working on another chapter in her book and we’ll see it later today or later this week.
Jacqueline did manage to send out a few tweets during the show however,
@jaclaurita: Enjoy all my bitter yet truthful tweets about D now bc after the reunion u’ll hear no more.It’ll b like she never existed in my world.:0)
@jaclaurita Hey Danny, are you still keeping tabs on my daughter? May I ask WHY pedifile?
This last tweet of Jacqueline’s is a pretty serious charge, this is the kind of thing that really can create a lawsuit. Jacqueline added many, many hours later….
@jaclaurita I called Danny a pedophile as a joke for him keeping tabs on my daughter.He is not an actual pedophile that I know of, just a creep & ex con
The last minute additional tweet above is hopefully Jacqueline learning that you cannot call people pedophiles without any evidence or proof. (besides that Jac’s daughter is not a child) Where is this new information coming from? Is Jac trying to imply that Danny is following Ashley around New Jersey? I don’t believe it!
The best part of this episode is we saw Ashley for only seconds and not one word came out of her mouth!
Big mouth Trashly tweeted constantly during the episode, she said nothing relevant, not that she ever does.
Here is a link to an article that Perez Hilton wrote about the NJ Housewives production of My Big Fat Gay Wedding:
Love this: http://wp.me/pXhBd-b9
Until Next Time………