I Hate Jill Zarin RHONJ Blogs / Celebrity Apprentice / Housewives News

Before we get into the blog I want to thank Boston02127 whom I love and adore to death, she sent me this: Hysterical!  Thank you Boston02127!  xoxo

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Preview / Blogs Bravo aired the premier episode of Season Three of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, with over three million viewers it was the highest rated show ever on Bravo.

After watching the first episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey I can certainly see why Teresa didn’t want her family members added as Bravo’s Housewives. Teresa doesn’t get along with her sister-in-law Melissa or her cousin Kathy.

From Teresa’s blog: Would I have joined the show if there was a chance it involved my family members being pitted against one another? No way in hell. I would never want my family exposed in that way. What sane person would? Who would subject their family to this on purpose? No opportunity or fun new celebrity career would be worth that trade off. Not even remotely.

Why then did Teresa continue filming Season Three?  Could it be that she had no choice, the Housewives sign on for three years when they begin appearing on the show, Jacqueline told me that she didn’t want Ashley to appear on the show this season but she’d committed to three years and couldn’t get out of it.  Rumor has it Teresa threatened to walk if Melissa and Kathy were brought onto the show, would Bravo have sued Teresa?  I’m no fan of Teresa’s but she is a popular housewife in New Jersey compared to Jacqueline and Caroline.

What would Bravo do if a Housewife didn’t want to return but was forced to film?  Would that ever happen? The Housewife by rights could sit and watch TV all day during filming and give Bravo nothing to air.  I think Teresa could have gotten out of filming if she really wanted to.  That said, she is in it and she’s at odds with her cast mates who happen to be her family.

Did Kathy and Melissa get together and decide they were going to gang up against Teresa?  Possibly but they were at odds before filming began, all three women confirmed that. Teresa told us on screen that she was upset with Kathy because she refused to tell her husband what to say.  Apparently Kathy’s husband was criticizing Teresa for her over the top spending, so was the rest of the country but Kathy should have stepped in and told him to shut up according to Teresa.  Did Teresa step in and tell her husband to shut up on that bus in Italy when he was swearing like a truck driver and making a fool of himself?  No she did not in fact she told viewers that she just leaves Joe alone when she goes off like that.

According to Kathy’s blog her husband likes to tease people and he is a funny guy, he was simply making a joke, Kathy says he joked with Teresa about a lot of different topics, Teresa chose to remember the spending jokes.

Teresa talks about the Christening party:   To see what happened when I wasn’t in the room, to watch my brother run after my ailing father and insult my mother — it’s just too much. My family doesn’t deserve this. I’m not going to trash anyone in my family or pick through every one of Melissa’s lies. I’ll let her speak for herself, and you can decide whatever you want to believe.

Teresa says that she isn’t going to trash anyone in her family then in the same sentence calls Melissa a liar.  Teresa’s problem is that she’s already a known liar, we know for a fact that Teresa has lied to viewers so for my money, I have to believe that Melissa isn’t lying until she proves otherwise.

We’ve not seen any members of Teresa’s family with the exception of her parents on the show so best we can tell she doesn’t get along with too many family members.

Teresa added: I’m so proud of my wonderful husband, Joe. He always stands up for me and my family, and he kept his cool. How he did this, I have no idea. He doesn’t do interviews like the other husbands, because it’s just not him. He’s a private guy. He isn’t going to sit down and whine or trash anyone else, especially not our family. And I love and respect him so much for that.

Teresa is trying to paint her husband as the voice of reason and the one who kept his cool but she forgets we’ve already seen this madman in action, we know he swears in front of his children, he drinks and drives, drives without a license and tries to get a drivers license with a fake name.  We know he scammed his partner by forging his signature, filed bankruptcy but hid assets and screwed a whole lot of people out of a whole lot of money.

Please Teresa, don’t try to pretend that your husband is a saint and your brother is the bad guy.  If what Joey Gorga says is true, add another crime to Joe Giudice’s list, coming between Joey and his father is unforgivable and Teresa never denied any of that. Teresa’s gesture at the Christening congratulating Joey and Melissa seemed fake and scripted but not scripted by Bravo, by Teresa.  Maybe she was afraid that the Gorga’s were getting more camera time than she was, maybe she wanted to pretend to be a loving sister to Joey and never dreamed that Joey would call her out the way he did.

After reading Melissa’s blog I get a sense that she is similar in her writing to Alex McCord, Melissa’s blog is four pages long but it is jammed with background information and even sprinkled with things to come.  I could be completely wrong but at this point, I believe every word Melissa says.  Why did Teresa keep her family off screen for the past two years?  Jealousy?  Melissa has everything that Teresa doesn’t have.  Her brother isn’t in the middle of a bankruptcy, the Gorga’s have a beautiful family with both boys and a girl and the Gorga’s have an even larger and more grand home than Teresa.

Teresa  made such a big deal on screen about her new home, she went on and on about having materials shipped over from Italy and one of a kind railings but in the end we learned that she didn’t pay for any of those things.  She’s living in a home that she and Joe Giudice didn’t pay for or earn.  Obviously Teresa can’t control the sex of her baby but I believe that she had four children in an attempt to have a boy.  I don’t think it has anything to do with carrying on the family name or being Italian, I simply think that like many people, The Giudice’s wanted to have both a boy and a girl.

In past season’s we met Caroline’s sisters and we will even meet Jacqueline’s ex-husband this season but Teresa never introduced her brother and sister-in-law to viewers, she claims that Melissa is front and center in every party scene for the past two seasons but I don’t recall seeing her, I’m certainly not going to take Teresa’s advice and review all the past shows to play a drinking game searching for Melissa.

Teresa is insinuating that Melissa only wants to be on television but what exactly was Teresa’s motivation for signing up as a Housewife?  She wanted to save abandoned puppies?  Cure cancer?  End world hunger?  Please!

If anyone had good reason not to put their lives on television it is the Giudice’s who have made complete fools of themselves.  I believe that they knew when they started on the show that they were in financial trouble and I think they saw the show as a way of getting out of it but Bravo doesn’t pay their housewives $10 million a year.

The cookbook wasn’t Teresa’s way of honoring family recipes, it was simply a way to make money, just tell the truth. Why didn’t the Gorga’s and the Giudice’s get together before filming started and talk, why didn’t they agree to put on a united front if only while the cameras rolled?  If Joey and Teresa were as close as they claim to be why would they want to appear on screen at each other’s throats this way?  What must their parents feel?

We know what Bravo’s motivation was but why weren’t these two families smarter than that and stick it to Bravo by being a loving, caring family and treat each other with respect at the very least during filming?  As Kelly would say, they make for great TV.

On a side note, there was a lot of speculation that Teresa didn’t write her own blog, the style is very different than her last season blog, did she hire a professional to write her blog?

Some of Melissa’s recent Tweets:

melissa_gorga Great meeting a @mccordalex and @SimonvanKempen last night, What a sweet couple!!
melissa_gorga TO:  @SimonvanKempen Great Job last night!!

So for now I’m on Team Melissa, she seems sincere, everything that she says certainly is in line with what we’ve seen from Teresa in the past, she’s selfish and not very bright.

Jacqueline’s blog is long and quite frankly, boring.  Her explaination of her differences with Ashley were really redundant.  She said the same things on the show and we really do get it.  I’m glad that Jacqueline and Chris are teaching Ashley that she can’t just have anything she wants and that life isn’t as simple as Mommy and Daddy paying her rent so that she can live closer to her non-paying job.

Had Ashley gone in to work on a regular basis and been on time it could have turned into a paying job but she doesn’t want to put in the effort.  She tells her parents that if they would pay for her apartment in New York she could get to work every day and be on time and that is why Ashley is so frustrated, she thinks that they don’t understand that.

They do understand but expect Ashley to prove herself and that is why they are good parents.    That said, I don’t think I could take an entire season of Jacqueline and Ashley going at it with Chris in the middle being the voice of reason all the time.  It will get old pretty fast.

Caroline’s blog was predictably mostly about her boys getting their own apartment.  The problem with this is that Caroline was talking about empty nest syndrome at the beginning of last season, over a year ago she was crying over her kids leaving home, while they were still living at home and had no plans to move out.  Now a year later they are finally moving out and I’m asking, “What the hell took you so long?”

This season the Manzo story will focus on the forgotten daughter, Lauren.  She’s not getting as much attention as her brothers and she’s not taking it anymore.  Watch What Happens…

I love that both Jacqueline and Caroline warmly welcomed Melissa and Kathy to the show in their blogs, that had to hurt Teresa a bit, no?  I am interested to see how Jac and Caroline interact with Melissa and Kathy. From Entertainment Gather:

Melissa Gorga Almost Left ‘Real Housewives of NJ’ 

Not all the ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ accepted Monday nights baptism brawl. In fact, newbie Melissa Gorga, was so upset by the incident she almost called it quits. On Friday, Gorga sat down with “Access Hollywood Live” to dish on the big fight, her sister-in-law and almost leaving the show completely. She admits that it’s devastating to have such a public event turn out into a brawl. After her husband Joe called Teresa garbage all hell breaks loose and before anyone can say pasta, Joe Giudice and Joe Gorga are nearly coming to blows with each other. Melissa insists that even though there is a lot of tension between her family and the Giudice’s that they are trying to work things out. Viewers of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” will see some of their issues unfold and bring some family members back together. Melissa Gorga doesn’t like being in the middle of Teresa and her brother and finds the entire situation difficult. She hopes eventually everything will smooth over. That’s not exactly how she felt after the baptismal event though. With Bravo cameras in tow, the baptism exploded. Gorga, later saw the footage and was ready to high-tail it out of the show. Eventually, however she realized that it is what it is and there’s no reason to hide. Everyone now has to take responsibility for the incident and try to moving past it. It’s not the end of the world because Teresa and Melissa don’t get along. The best thing they can do now is learn from their mistakes and move on with their lives. Families don’t always agree with each other and marrying into a new family doesn’t warrant everyone as best friends. People have to accept the fact that everyone is different. Hopefully Teresa and Melissa Gorga realize that and come together as a family. The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” airs Mondays at 9pm EST on Bravo.

http://entertainment.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979350356 Access Hollywood interviewed Melissa as well: http://www.accesshollywood.com/access-hollywood-live/access-hollywood-live-did-melissa-gorga-already-almost-quit-the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey_videotab_1329021 Life & Style Reports it this way: Teresa Giudice and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga‘s on screen fight during the May 16 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been called one of the worst fights in TV history, but the feud is even worse off screen! New Housewives cast members, Teresa’s brother Joe and wife Melissa, sat down with Life & Style for an exclusive interview and photo shoot to reveal what really went down that shocking night and the history of their family drama. “I was so upset,” Melissa tells Life & Style about the brawl at her son’s christening. “Teresa’s never given us any respect. She was being fake, just acting nice for the cameras.” In fact, screen time may have been Teresa’s main motivation for attending the family affair at all. “My sister didn’t even want to be there,” Joe tells Life & Style. “She’d just signed her Housewives contract that morning or the day before because she was mad that we were on the show.” Melissa, Joe and their three children live in a 15,000-square-foot custom-built mansion in Montville, N.J. “I think when Joe and I started making a lot of money is when she really lost it,” Melissa says. “She was used to being the biggest and the best, and then when I came in, she felt threatened. She doesn’t want anyone to one up her. Teresa’s fine with you as long as you’re one step below.” Things got so bad, the Gorgas found themselves ushered into corners during Housewives tapings, barred from book signings and 300-person premiere parties and their daughter excluded from birthday parties. But the most hurtful was when his sister tried turning their parents against Joe and his wife. “Teresa would tell our parents ‘Melissa this,’ ‘Melissa that’ or ‘Joey didn’t do this,’ and my parents have never been the same,” Joe confides. “Her husband talks about me to them all the time, too.” Still, they both hope someday the family fighting will end. “Things couldn’t get any worse, so I’m hoping it only gets better post-show. Maybe we can become a family again,” Melissa tells Life & Style. Joe adds,” I have wonderful kids, a beautiful house, the whole package– but I don’t have my family. I’m crying out for my family.” For more on Melissa, pick up the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now in New York and Nationwide Friday! http://www.lifeandstylemag.com/2011/05/large-cover-1122.html Tonight NBC will air the finale of The Celebrity Apprentice.  I really enjoyed this season, they certainly had some interesting characters with interesting personalities. I don’t think that it is a fair competition by any means, many things come into play when deciding who is fired each week and the celebrity’s performance isn’t always the reason someone gets fired.  Trump was inconsistent and even unfair at times but I don’t think for one minute that he makes the decisions on who to fire each week.

It’s all about star power and personalities. Only a handful of people over the years have ever quit The Apprentice but our girl NeNe will go down in history as one of those Celebrities who quit.  NeNe didn’t quit because of a family emergency or her health, no NeNe quit because she knew that she was going to get fired.

The upcoming challenge that NeNe was about to face was all about fundraising and some celebrities have more power to raise money than others.  Unfortunately NeNe had already proven she wasn’t able to raise a lot of money in New York City.  During the art exhibit challenge NeNe’s “big star” was Jill Zarin who donated a total of $500.00.  This was in a challenge that raised a total of almost $2 million dollars between both teams.

NeNe was safe because her team won but had the men’s team won that challenge, NeNe would most likely have been fired for not raising much money.  She should have been fired for bringing Jill Zarin on the show, period!

When NeNe learned of the newest challenge and that it was another fundraiser she knew that she didn’t have the star power to bring in big donations and  she couldn’t really hide with just four players on the team, it was going to be clear that she couldn’t contribute to the challenge so she walked off.  Very cowardly but not really surprising of our NeNe.

All of the hype about the NeNe / Star Jones battle wasn’t such a big deal, possibly the show cut out a lot of the fighting and arguing, rumor has it that Star hired a body guard after that incident we saw on screen.  That was said to enrage NeNe and cause her to leave the show but I think it is because she didn’t want to hear Trump say, “You’re fired!” to NeNe on national television.   NeNe did accomplish a few things, she was the first housewife to appear on the Celebrity Apprentice and she got her name out there, appearing on NBC weekly on a top rated show certainly made her name more familiar to the general public and she was the topic of a lot of talk show discussions due to her behavior.  I don’t think she gained too many “fans”, Trump certainly isn’t a fan but more people know know her name.

Does this open the door for more housewives to appear on The Celebrity Apprentice?  Personally I’d like to see a season of Celebrity Apprentice with nothing but Housewives but I highly doubt Trump would agree to that.

Typically when one Housewife has some success out there it opens the door for some of the other housewives.  NeNe successfully closed the door for future housewives to appear on The Celebrity Apprentice.  I highly doubt they’ll cast another housewife because of NeNe’s behavior.

So who will win?  Marlee Matlin or John Rich?

I would really like John Rich to win because of the two charities that they represent.  John Rich’s winnings all go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital while Marlee’s go to a charity that provides hearing aids to third world countries.  Both celebrities have given over a Million dollars to their charities already and so at this point they are pretty even.

I happen to believe that a children’s hospital is more deserving of the final donation.  Just my opinion.

Speaking of the Atlanta Housewives, apparently Kim Zolciak’s hormones are running wild as she’s due to give birth any day now.  Kim had a bit of a Twitter war with Kelly Bensimon of New York but Kim the coward later deleted the Tweet.  I really hate when the delete their tweets, if you said it, own it.  If you made a mistake then apologize, don’t delete your Tweet!

From Stars of Reality:

Kim Zolciak had some strong words for Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon on Twitter today — but then she apparently took them back. The pregnant Real Housewives of Atlanta star tweeted: “How disgusting Kelly from RHONY to make comments about my unborn child and Kroy! Grow up and keep my name outta ur mouth!” (Real Housewives gossiping about each other? Shocking!) Kim  removed the post from her Twitter page just a few minutes later, but it was too late.  A  few of her fans had already retweeted the message to their followers.

(Lesson for Kim: Once you put something in the Twitterverse,  you just can’t take it back.) http://www.starsofreality.com/Kim-Zolciak-Kelly-Bensimon-Grow-Up-16903766

Tonight The Real Housewives of Orange County For the first time in Bravo’s history three Real Housewives shows are running at the same time.  Luckily Orange County will end first, I really see absolutely nothing of value with this show.  It’s not interesting, it’s not fun, it’s not even worth talking about, seriously, but its what I do so stop back tomorrow for the RHOOC blog!

Finally we have a mini-blog from Amy over on Twitter, follow her at @AmyKish

They’re baaack!!! And oh what a difference a year makes! Not! I find it hard to believe that after everything these women have been through lately, they are picking up exactly where we left them. In a gutter. Yes, there are two new Housewives in the cast this season. And yes, anyone is better than Psycho Danielle. But what was Bravo thinking to bring in not one, but two of Teresa’s family members? Surely there are more women in Patterson that could entertain us without a Housewives gone wild event!!!
Melissa is married to Teresa’s brother Joe Gorga. Her first complaint? Teresa did not have the manners to say how beautiful her ginormous mansion is. Seriously Melissa? You are showing a woman who’s own marble zibbra print kingdom is in foreclosure (allegedly) a beautifully paid for home.
Next we meet Kathy. I don’t know about you, but biking to the Farmer’s Market complete with a basket made me pee a little. She seems genuine so far. And I must say that during the Oh My F-ing God moment she impressed me by taking care of all the kids.
So what the hell did we witness? Did Teresa simply go over to say good night and got blind sided? Or did she know what would happen? Only she can answer that. All I know ia for the first time I was speechless and pissed off! Why can’t these AssHats get along for a baby? And why do I need to watch them? Until next time…..Winning!

Don’t forget to check out our friend @Imajustsaying blog: http://tvtime101.com/2011/05/21/a-trip-to-jersey-for-the-%E2%80%98real-housewives%E2%80%99-premiere-police-lights-a-busted-ice-sculpture-test-tube-shots/

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326 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin RHONJ Blogs / Celebrity Apprentice / Housewives News

  1. LynnNChicago says:

    Kats2 says:
    May 22, 2011 at 8:07 am (Edit)
    The stats don’t lie, I think these numbers are very telling.

    NYC HW past and present Twitter followers – Look at how far ahead all of them are to Bethenny and Bethenny doesn’t pay people to follow her like Jill. I think these are very telling numbers and why the show is O-V-E-R without Bethenny.
    (Good Morning Jill, Kelly and Luann!)

    Bethenny = 524,612
    Jill = 133,808
    Kelly = 68,738
    Luann = 50,184
    Cindy = 8,332
    Ramona = 93,902 (We have to get Ramona pass Jill)
    Alex = 78,893
    Sonja = 44,123

    • quincyil says:

      I think I will join Ramona just to get one more on her team.

      • Adgirl says:

        We should ask our Lynn team to get behind Ramona on twitter so she will have more followers than JZ.

      • Stella says:

        I started following Ramona yesterday and sent her a tweet and she DM’d me back (for those not on twitter that is a personal message sent just to me, at least I think it is as I’m not particularly Twitter savvy) I asked her where I could order her Pinot Grigio and have it shipped to Hawaii and she responded with a website but after I went on I found that it does not ship to Hawaii. I’ll keep looking cause I really want that wine.

        • ihearttalavera says:

          Thanks Stella. I’ve been wondering what DM is for the past two days! :)

    • Kats2 says:

      Thanks Lynn!!! I should have had you fix my typo :)

      Happy Sunday!

    • ramona_coaster says:

      I totally agree. We need Ramona to pass Jill.

    • Christine says:

      JZ’s numbers probably diminish by the day as she blocks everyone who doesn’t worship her.
      I love that Simon and Alex follow nearly as many as those that follow them, and actually respond.

  2. Linda says:

    I hate how Caroline insists she is so “real” what we see is the truth, no fact acting…LIAR!
    The son’s apartment is leased by Bravo. They moved the boys there for their own reality show-like Caroline wasn’t smack in the middle of those negotitations! They continue to live there but bravo hasn’t decided if/when to air their show due to all the distasteful fighting ( with T’s family in Dom Rep) among other fears of risk of complete boredom with possible viewers. LAME

    • quincyil says:

      Unimpressive apartment if you ask me.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        I’ll bet it will be kept clean by a cleaning crew, you know the Manzo boys won’t be cleaning toilets or all of the ham off the cabinets after their Ham Game

        I thought it was pretty nice for their first place, nice view and a great terrace. The bedrooms were pretty good size. I’d like to see what they do with it as far as decorating. Maybe Aunt Dina can come in and make it look like an old lady lives there.

      • Lavalady says:

        The town of Hoboken is full of young professionals who can’t quite afford NYC rents. It is quite a nice area, full of great restaurants, shops, coffee houses. The PATH train in right in town, so people can just hop on it and get into NYC in minutes. I am surprised Ashley didn’t ask her parents to get her an apt. there, but I guess she didn’t even want a short commute.

        I thought it was decent apt. for Hoboken standards, although I don’t know the actual street location. I know many young people the Manzo’s age who would love to have it.

    • quincyil says:

      http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/12/exclusive-sons-nj-housewife-caroline-manzo-offered-reality-show-spin

      The first articles said that Bravo was doing the Manzo brother’s show, but later it was suggested that a different production company had gone to them and asked permission from Bravo for the boys to be filmed.

      I think Bravo probably didn’t lease the apartment. Bravo never provided housing for a reality star before. Why would they when Caroline has so much money?

      If they did film and it is of interest, people will watch it. I don’t find the Manzo children interesting.

      • The Manzo brothers are going to star in their own web series. When I heard the rumors about a spinoff, I assumed that it was going to be on TV.

        At tweet from Bravo:

        Bravotv: Did we mention @albiemanzo and @chris_manzo will star in their own Bravotv.com web series coming SOON! #RHONJ

        • quincyil says:

          Oh, boy…. another opportunity to blog on a less than 4 minute bravotv.com series… I wonder what I can do to make those Manzo boys interesting. rotfl.

        • MKValle says:

          I don’t see how these “boys” could possibly hold anyone’s attention longer than 5 minutes let alone an hour show. I haven’t kept up on them, did Albie drop his dream of law school? Chris is a bit of a loser. Strip club/car wash, give me a break. I think that’s been done and gone a long time ago. He needs to go to school. I too am tired of Carolyn whining about the empty nest syndrome. All those kids should have flown the coop…especially when you know they will be coming back when times are tough.

          • Sparkles says:

            I agree. I don’t understand why people would watch the Manzo boys. They may be nice enough guys, but they are not particularly witty or interesting. It’s bad enough to sit through the Manzo segments on RHONJ, now they get their own web show? Bizarre.

    • boston02127 says:

      I hate Caroline. Period.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I grit my teeth when she speaks!

      • Eve from CT says:

        Me too.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I used to like but the whole way the defending Joe’s drinking and driving, defending Ashley- then having the balls to have a sit down with Danielle and try to persuade her to drop the charges with a barrage of insults was just too much.

        But if I ever needed a nanny, I would hire someone like her in a heart beat based on what I saw on her dealing with T’s kids. She can be affectionate and loving but when kids kick up, she is no nonsense.

        • teetee says:

          She is a controlling beyaotch! She cries because she knows she won’t have any hold on them when they leave the coop. I hated how she stirred the pot w/ the Danielle issue.

      • Christine says:

        Caroline “real-speak”:
        Andy -So, Caroline, you lost weight. How did you do it?
        Caroline – Healthy lifestyle.
        Translation – lap-band surgery

    • glammedupthug says:

      That apartment has to cost an arm and a leg – it is in Hoboken which has become very expensive in the last few years due its proximity (commute wise) to Manhattan. Lots of young yuppies live there. Plus their apartment overlooks Manhattan and the Hudson River – big time $$$!!

      • HD says:

        THANK YOU!!! Like we are to believe they just leased that big of an apartment in NYC their first time out of the gate. Yeah right! I mean do they think we are that dumb?! I thought the very same thing! Also what was dumb was like Caroline didn’t know. Like she was shocked. Yeah right!

  3. boston02127 says:

    Good Morning, Great blog, thx.
    I luv that Kim from Atlanta tweeted Kelly. If Kelly was afraid of little Bethenny good luck with her dealing with Kim.

    • I heard that Kim tweeted Kelly and told her to grow up. She deleted the tweet so I never read it. What did Kelly say to get Kim all riled up? I googled to try to find out but I didn’t come up with anything.

      • Lavalady says:

        The way I read it above is that Kelly made some comments in a spoken interview or written article and then Kim responded via twitter. IDK for sure but that’s what I got from it.

  4. cabbie413 says:

    did i miss something? What did Kelly say about Kim Zolciak to warrant Kim’s response? What was kelly’s tweet? anyone know?

    • boston02127 says:

      @cabbie413–I went thru Kelly’s tweets & can’t find anything. Maybe she deleted.

    • I wish I know what Kelly said but I can’t find it anywhere. :( This is an article about Kim’s tweet.
      _______________________________________________________

      Kim Zolciak had some strong words for Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon on Twitter today — but then she apparently took them back.

      The pregnant Real Housewives of Atlanta star tweeted: “How disgusting Kelly from RHONY to make comments about my unborn child and Kroy! Grow up and keep my name outta ur mouth!” (Real Housewives gossiping about each other? Shocking!)

      Kim removed the post from her Twitter page just a few minutes later, but it was too late. A few of her fans had already retweeted the message to their followers.

      (Lesson for Kim: Once you put something in the Twitterverse, you just can’t take it back.)

      http://www.starsofreality.com/Kim-Zolciak-Kelly-Bensimon-Grow-Up-16903766

      • LynnNChicago says:

        This exact passage is in the blog LOL

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          But what is it Kelly is accused of saying? Kelly is a lot of things and 99.9% of it isn’t complimentary but I have never heard her ever talk about other people’s kids.
          The time I ever remember a mere mention is when she was telling Alex to think of Johan when she was taking her pictures.

          • Lavalady says:

            I am puzzled too, RR. Kelly doesn’t usually talk about the housewives from other cities, does she? Very curious to find out what she said to Kim.

          • cabbie413 says:

            i’ve been googling this and cannot find any indication of what Kelly said ..so it must’ve been something said in personal circles.

  5. boston02127 says:

    re: The gift bags at the fund raiser Jill had.
    Those bags that said Zarin Fabric on them were pretty empty. Jill said that she’s putting in a CD from Luann. Jill was insulting Ramona for opening the wine she brought. I started thinking about that and think Jill expected to put a bottle in the gift bags. I don’t think Jill spent a cent and wanted donations for those cheap looking gift bags.
    I’m wondering if Ramona realized this and opened the bottle on purpose. I don’t blame her if she did.

    • Lavalady says:

      I thought the same thing, boston, but the wine probably would have been too heavy for those bags. Also, I agree, those bags were full of donated items. Jill did not purchase anything for them. Remember she was putting pens with her book’s name in them also.

      • DiaBLa says:

        That is what I want another cheap ass pen from some dumb book that only sold 5 copies………………..and LuMann’s CD!!! I would take a bottle of Wine Any day over that crap!
        Turtle Time wins hands down!!!

        • kotagirl29 says:

          The only way to get my to listen to LuMann’s cd and not stab myself in the ear with Shill’s pen would be if a bottle of wine was included in the gift bags.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Hopefully there were no petrified lamb chops in the gift bags.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I don’ think there would be enough wine for that. The email suggested 30 would be there, so I imagine it was 30 gift bags. Ramona assistant already told them they had limited quantities of the wine.

  6. La Dolce Vita says:

    Being from Hillsdale, NJ, which is very near to Montvale, NJ, I was interested in any local dynamics. These towns are all VERY small, mostly residential communities. During my time there, 4 towns (Montvale, Hillsdale, River Vale & Woodcliffe Lake all went to the same HS; now there are 2 HS’s.

    Here is a link to a local newspaper that could prove interesting in the future, depending on how situations develop on the BravoNJ show. Nothing much interesting now, but one never knows.

    http://montville.patch.com/articles/residents-react-to-housewives-premiere

    • Lavalady says:

      That’s a great find, La Dolce. Very interesting to those of us in NJ. I have lived in Allendale, Ramsey, and now Mahwah. I don’t think Montville is in Bergen County, is it. I know Montvale is. Anyway, it’s an interesting article. One reason I like to watch NJ is that I usually can recognize some of the places they go to. Like Savini’s rest. in Allendale and the diner Danielle always went to in Oakland.

      • BlueSky_Forever says:

        I live further south in nj (monmouth county) & cannot stomach these trashy shows – RHONJ, Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, etc. It just goes to show that only the trashy uneducated morons want to be on tv! No one with a real career would ever want to be on one of these shows. I do know many Italian people & they are absolutely NOTHING like these people. That’s how a baby’s christening is celebrated? Who are these people, where is there sense of shame?

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          ImaJustSayin had this link in her blog. These people are scary! Teresa’s premier party was awful, according to this reporter’s description. So juicy joe doesn’t even know where his pizzeria is – guess he really doesn’t work there.

          http://www.bizbash.com/my_trip_to_jersey_for_the_real_housewives_premiere_police_lights_a_busted_ice_sculpture_test_tube_shots/losangeles/story/20712

          • MAMAZ says:

            That was interesting.

          • Lavalady says:

            Great article. Laughed about the water on the floor.

          • nathania says:

            oh my word…

            “you’re no journalist” from the guy who writes for Life & Style…

            I am noticing a trend with this season of NJ, it is absolutely brimming over with irony in every direction…

            I hadn’t even planned to watch this season but these little tidbits are making it worth it. I mean, we have Lizzie Grubman embracing her commonality with Ashley “except for the violence”, Life & Style hack haranguing a web writer with the insult “you’re no journalist” for asking an incredibly legitimate question, Teresa holding a grudge against an in-law for criticizing the spending that landed her eleven million dollars in debt, etc etc etc. And this is just after the first episode. Compared to NY and OC it’s positively delicious.

            Does anyone know who this publicist/bodyguard is that Teresa is using…first name Sonia is all I gathered from the article.

        • Lavalady says:

          I agee with you BlueSky. I am born and raised in NJ, and have lived here my whole adult life, (except for 5 yrs. in Cali) and I know no one remotely like the NJ Housewives. I know nice, friendly professional people, who work, raise families, and celebrate with each other in happy, respectful way. I am part Italian as well, and like most families there is always conflict, but not low down drag out physical fights. Like La Dolce said below sometimes it is trying to be from NJ.

    • sony4ou says:

      thanks for posting the link…enjoyed it

  7. La Dolce Vita says:

    LAVA: you are correct, my goof. I did my usual and read too fast… one letter difference and a whole different town. Upon more careful research I did find a local Montvale newspaper. I has nothing of interest to the Bravo NJ series; just local happenings.

    Bottom line: ignore the above link for gossip on the NJHW’s

    so sorry… my bad

    • Lavalady says:

      No, no, no La Dolce. I like the article. I didn’t know if you knew Montvale and Montville were two different towns, but I still think the article is great. I am sorry you thought I didn’t like the link, I did. And I love that you know the area like I do. And that you are a NJ gal at heart. As am I. And I always like your posts cause I think we think alike. Anway, I read any and eveything about NJ, but I don’t know how to post because I am not computer savy so I ALWAYS appreciate those who can and that includes you. BTW, do you like the Jersey shore. My name has something to do with it.

      • La Dolce Vita says:

        I wasn’t upset about your info; however, I didn’t want people to waste time looking for inside info in the “wrong town.”

        Re: Jersey Shore. I can’t stand those kids. I don’t watch that show. I am a HUGE fan of Italy (been there 10x’s) I have read with interest via the UKdailymail, the restrictions that the mayor of Florence has put on that gang. No drinking while filming, (therefore no bar fights); they can’t go to the museums, i.e. Uffizi or Academia where the orginal David is located. Can you imagine how they would behave in front of the TV cameras around the nude of David. It would be a disgrace; it is one of the most beautiful statues ever carved.

        Sometimes, being from NJ can be trying.

        • Lavalady says:

          I hear ya, La. I am at the Jersey shore right now getting our beach house ready for the holiday weekend coming up. Lavallette is such a nice, quiet family oriented town, and yet everyone thinks the Jersey shore is just like the show. And it definitely is not. I love the beach here, it’s beautiful, and yet the show Jersey shore never shows the beach, just the bars and that crappy run down house they live in.

          I was in Venice recently for the first time, and I would love to go back to Italy to see Rome and Florence. I was amazed at the history, the architecture, and the artwork. Maybe someday.

          • vilzvet says:

            Ooh, lavalady, I have spent time in Lavallette, about 10 years ago we rented a beach house for a week. We had a great time! It was my mother’s treat for all of us. Loved the backyards comprised completely of little white pebbles, and the boardwalk and rides close by.

        • nathania says:

          well, ‘they can’t go to museums’ is not going to break their hearts, I am sure. I doubt they even know about the statue of David anyway.

          I also wonder if the cast even wanted to go to Italy.

  8. quincyil says:

    Sonja Morgan will have to sell her home now that the Appeals Court found her at fault and let the settlement with Hannibal Productions stand. Her home is her major assest and it has been on the market for 12 million, 2 years ago and later for 7.25 with a second realtor.

    I read a blog that said she had not takers at a pocket listing price of 5 million.

    Here is a description:

    SINGLE FAMILY TOWN HOUSE
    Built around the turn of the 20th century and situated on one of the finest town house blocks on the Upper East Side, this single family home has been impeccably renovated to suit 21st century living and entertaining, with a large private garden and balcony, an elevator and four working fireplaces. The South exposure is wonderfully bright and North exposure is framed by trees and other notable residences..Garden level: A spacious foyer with a mosaic floor opens up to a gallery that continues into the warm and intimate living room featuring a gas burning fireplace. A garden facing study provides a bright workspace with floor to ceiling glass paned French doors leading onto a slate two-level terrace that provides ample space for outdoor entertaining with a dining area and European style sculpture garden featuring an antique water fountain.Parlor floor: A grand formal dining room is centered by a magnificent marble mantle around the wood burning fire place. French doors lead into the beautiful, chef’s sun-filled eat-in kitchen with wall to wall south facing windows overlooking the garden. State of the art appliances include a Subzero refrigerator /freezer, Viking stainless steel range and hood and a Miele dishwasher. Custom-made mahogany cabinetry and granite counter tops complete the kitchen. An intimate library/guestroom/staffroom overlooks the tree lined street. This floor also has a Miele washer/dryer laundry room and full bath. Third floor: A large, impeccably decorated marble and mosaic tile master bathroom and a stunning master bedroom with a wood burning fire place fea…

    They bought the town house in the 80s and it seems like they are stuck in the 80′s as far as decorating goes. I think Sonja has trouble paying for the upkeep of the town house. She doesn’t seem to have a full time housekeeper and no one cleans the doggy poo from the garden walk ways.

    I think it’s better to move into a place she can afford.

    Sonja filled for a Chapter 11 which is a reorganization of debt unlike the Chapter 7 which Teresa Giudice filed. The Salahis do Chapter 7s every few years too. Chapter 7 completely eliminated the debt and gives you a clean slate so you can start creating new debt and get started on the paper work for the next bankruptcy.

    I think Sonja has debt from lawyers for the divorce and the Hannibal Productions suit that she has to pay.

    I know that Sonja was accused of fraud in the civil suit, but aren’t lawyers supposed to make sure you have the paper work correct before contracts are signed. Why didn’t her advisors warn her?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      So is she holding off on her toaster oven cookbook until all her debt is reorganized because is is going to be a money making best seller?

      • cabbie413 says:

        lol honestly thought she was holding off on the cookbook and other things until after the divorce is finalized. that way she gets her settlement and she doesn’t have to share any profits since the divorce will be over.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Where does she live in relation to where Jill lives?

      • quincyil says:

        I saw the address in the real estate offering, but I hesitate to put any address on the web as she is a single woman. I don’t know neighborhoods in Manhattan.

        If someone knows the area, please tell us, but don’t give the exact address.

      • quincyil says:

        I think she’s in Upper East Side with Jill in a place called Lennox Hill. I googled her address the words Manhattan neighborhood and got that answer. If this was a question on the Loop or North side of Chicago, I could nail it. LOL

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenox_Hill

  9. ihearttalavera says:

    Hi ladies. I have missed you! I have been out of town for the past several days so I am behind reading the comments and have only seen portions of the latest RHWNY. Can someone please answer this…

    On Jill’s blog I noticed she said (about the spa trip) she thought the brunettes should have a
    sort of test run before Morocco. Apparently for crazy Kelly? But I could have sworn Cindy was the hostess (which we all know is a joke) of this trip. So did grimy old JZ just out herself as the ring leader of the season? I do believe she did!

    Also do these ladies who host really pay for
    these trips? Or does Bravo foot the bill?

    Totally agree with everyone that JZ, Lumann, and Koko Puffs (who mostly nodded her head) got together and plotted out the entire season before filming began. JZ is the biggest control freak I’ve ever seen. K’s RIDICULOUS revelation that was meant to have all of us feeling sorry for had Jill’s grubby hands all over it. She thinks we are stupid! Grrr.

    Back to the comments! Can’t remember who left this but the comment about someone thinking K’s “big” secret was going to be that she had a penis had me on the floor. Boston- love the Bawby photoshop tweet!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Welcome home! So glad you’re back!

    • DiaBLa says:

      Kelly’s “Secret” Sickened me!!! I have had 3 friends…..terribly abused by their boyfriends and husbands to the point where I get irate when I am around anyone who is an abusive situation. One was killed by her husband and her body dumped ..not found until a year later . One was almost choked to death in front of me while I was frantically trying to get him off her and call the police. One was mentally and physically tortured for years while I begged her to leave him before he killed her or her child. She finally did after 13 years of hell!!!
      Now if some guy slaps my friend I am going to go after him. It is not excusable. It is horrible. But saying I was “slapped once” when she herself was arrested for domestic violence is like a “slap” to the face to the many victims of domestic violence that did not survive and those that finally did make it out and lived to tell the tale. It was insulting ploy to gain some airtime and sympathy…..
      I also find it hard to believe that most woman have not been in a situation that was somewhat abusiv . I have been slapped etc. I don’t consider myself an “abused” person and that explains all my behavior.
      Kelly -go volunteer at a woman’s shelter and hear some real abuse stories and then come tell me about your relationships. Also if you slapped him first ..could it have been a reaction from him to get u to calm down? did he break your cheek bone or your jaw? I dont think so………

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Kelly is not a believable person – to say she was a victim of abuse was really low – just like systematic bullying, no I think her problem is systematic lying.

        • DiaBLa says:

          I have been a victim of “systematic lying” by KooKoo Puffs!!! Now that is a T-Shirt!!! Her ex’s could sell it on the corner of the NY streets where she jogs……..

        • lovemamaearth says:

          Kelly’s the bully imo. We saw her bully B time after time. Now she’s focused on Ramona.

          • ihearttalavera says:

            She completely bullied B about whether she or not she is a cook/chef. Doesn’t matter now, she’s a multi-millionaire!

      • PJ says:

        I agree. In my opinion Kelly is desperate to find a reason that fans of the show will believe as to why she is so crazy. So a reason is conveniently revealed, now everyone is supposed to feel sorry for Kelly. Kelly would get a lot more sympathy from me if I hadn’t watched her operate the past two seasons. Kelly was the aggressor on scary island, but her spin on the whole thing is that the others bullied her. I believe her abuse story as much as I believe her being bullied story. If Kelly was really an emotionally or mentally healthy person she wouldn’t need a story to make people understand why she is the way she is. One slap from a boyfriend is not enough to make a person as crazy as Kelly is; a sane person would leave it in the past and move on. These women are so transparent and reek of desperation.

        • Kukulet says:

          Kelly is a liar. She was no more “abused” than she was “bullied”. Sickening that this woman continues to mock these real and deadly situations by pretending to be among the victims.

          • Christine says:

            I think she would join the NAACP, GLAAD or even the AARP if she thought she could claim that she was discriminated against, too.
            Personally, I think it’s more like ADHD and she needs some Ritalin.

            • ihearttalavera says:

              Didn’t somebody (I think it was Jill) say that they were puzzled Cindy didn’t invite the blondes?

    • ramona_coaster says:

      I agree they definitely hatched out a plan. I’m sure after Team Jill watched RHOBH, they saw how Kyle outed her sister as an alcoholic, it gave them the idea to take down Ramona the same way. Those dumb asses can’t even have an original thought.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        Timing is off – they wouldn’t have seen the end of BH until filming on NY wrapped. But Ramona was an easy target with Turtle Time and the Pinot branding.

        • nathania says:

          but the Housewives do talk from time to time.

          I wonder if Taylor has contact with any of the NY cast?

      • ihearttalavera says:

        Oh. That’s good. ITA!

  10. WindyCityWondering says:

    After watching RHNJ more closely last night, IMO the “fight” isn’t between Teresa and Melissa – it is between Teresa and her brother JOey. He is a spoiled, jealous, needy asshat who just won’t or can’t grow up. His wife’s family is only feeding his neurosis and his parents aren’t into his historonics either.
    Caroline was on the money when she said that Teresa and Melissa were the same person – and that is not a good thing. Melissa is a liar as she stated JOey gave her the plans to their castle for Christmas – yet it is really a developer spec home with a monster balloon payment sitting on the horizon. Sorry I don’t like Melissa or her JOey either. Bravo has given us the Family Feud and UFC all rolled into one!

    • Christine says:

      WCW – LOL and ITA (wow, looks like a coded message)

    • housewifeaddict says:

      ITA.

      Joey was seething before T even got to the event. It was all about her not wanting Melissa signed to the show – and if I remember correctly, she was also holding out for more money.

      Anyway – once Joey got drunk, the fight was inevitable. It could have been a look, a glance, or anything else, but he was ready to blow.

      The whole family is a bunch of ticking time bombs. None of this makes Joe and T any better – but just because M & Joey hate T doesn’t make them likable.

      • vilzvet says:

        Great blog as always.
        Yes Joey is a bad drunk but he did score some points with me, his comment about Joe “not liking to work” while Joey works hard to support his family. And again I did love the comment from the THIRD Joey that Joe didn’t say hello to him at the christening because he is owed money! Priceless stuff. Teresa should not try to cover for her Joe not doing TH’s because he is “private”, puhleeze, he just does not want to own up to any of his actions. Though I would love to see him sit down for one! Now he is too busy flipping pizzas, he is finally working!

        • MAMAZ says:

          WCW – I don’t like them either. They are cut from identical cloth as Teresa and Juicy Joe.

      • nathania says:

        I guess I understand better now after reading one of the linked articles.

        They said Teresa had just signed her Bravo contract that very day. And they knew she was resisting because she didn’t want them on the show. It makes total sense, really, why they were so mad at that moment. it was ongoing. Given the situation, where Teresa was mightily resisting them being a part of something that would help them financially, I’d call her garbage and ask her to take a walk as well.

        I still contend that if their parents are the ‘family’ that are giving them the 10k a month in the bankruptcy, the fighting that the kids are doing is about the will and who will get what.

    • MKValle says:

      I agree. The way he treated his parents was just nasty.

  11. Betfan2 says:

    Hey Lynn I have to agree with you about. Nene, she knew she wasn’t up to that particular challenge. She made like a coward and quit. She can fool Ellen and all the other Talk Show host she’s spoken to, but she can’t fool Lynn’s bloggers. love you all, cheers!

    • cabbie413 says:

      nene was on CA for herself, let’s just be honest. She wanted to raise her profile, and *that* she did! I’d say it was positive for her, not because new viewers really liked Nene and thought she was awesome, but because Nene was willing to go against Miss most-hated Star Jones.

  12. shanna says:

    Why is no one speaking of the sad cluster * that is Danielle Staub? I wonder if she will have a stint on Dr. Drew as TMZ suggests…..any comment? PS-I totally luv this site-you folks are awesome!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Thanks Shanna and Welcome! I thought about including the Danielle Staub stuff in today’s blog but I think she’s simply trying to get attention while all of the attention is focused on the two new housewives and Teresa. Danielle did something to cause Bravo to dump her, whether it was the porn video or something else that Danielle did to the other Housewives (that Jacqueline eluded to but wouldn’t come out and say)

      I only hope Danielle’s kids are ok.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Sometimes I wonder if Danielle would still be around if the “Book” wasn’t introduced. The others banded together to get rid of her so there is so much more to the story that we will never know. Wishing Danielle would be more private about her problems for the sake of her girls.

    • boston02127 says:

      Hi Shanna, I’m Shanna too! :)

  13. Eve from CT says:

    I just don’t agree about Melissa. I believe she probably has been fighting behind the scenes to get on this show since it started and can’t stand it that T was on it and not her. Why should T have to get her on the show? I read that Melissa and her husband owe back taxes so maybe there is more to come about their finances. I think her halo and wings will fall off shortly. I have never liked T but Melissa is just a big phony and her husband is gross.

    • Lavalady says:

      Someone told me that Melissa tried out for the first season of NJ but was not picked. And that the filming at her son’s christening was supposed to be an audition. Don’t know if any of it is true. But it looks like they liked her enough after the christening to make her part of the show.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        She pretty much sealed the deal with the christening.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          More than that, she went out of her way to email Danielle before the reunion to give her clips of ammo to use against Teresa. I can now see that it was an obvious ploy to create a buzz and interest about her.

          Her equally as scheming sisters have already started their own group facebook page.

    • Sparkles says:

      I don’t usually agree with Caroline Manzo, but I think she was correct in saying that Teresa and Melissa are the same person.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I almost agree with Caroline, but I think that Melissa has a few more IQ points.

        • nathania says:

          I can’t see Melissa acting the way Terroresa acted at the Country Club going after Danielle. I can’t see her slamming Andy Cohen into a chair and calling another woman a c*nt on national tv, or, for that matter, walking across the room and screaming in another woman’s face in a fit of rage. I don’t think Melissa is capable of those things, she’d be embarassed to act that way I imagine, because it is not her style. I can see her arguing, but I don’t see her displaying the psychotic rage that Teresa does…I see very few people displaying that lack of control publicly. So i don’t agree that the two women are the same person…Teresa is one of a kind and needs to be institutionalized.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I don’t think Melissa needs be the one to physically do that because she has Joey. He is her Samson and she is his Delilah.

            • Lori says:

              Melissa jumped into the brawl kicking and screaming too.

            • ihearttalavera says:

              She also has her sisters. One of them jumped right in and attacked T, so she didn’t have to do it. Totally works in her favor and leaves her looking better than T.

              • nathania says:

                if you are talking about the verbal sparring match…Teresa started that by confronting the sister about a supposed phone call. I don’t have that kind of a relationship with my own sister but I have heard tell plenty of times that some sisters will defend each other to the death so that is not all that strange.

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  No, actually T didn’t say anything to the sister until she yapped about her being invited was a “Technicality”. Then she launched off about how she supposedly shit talked her sister on the phone with her.

          • Sparkles says:

            I’m sure they have differences, but I see some big similarities. Both seem to measure their worth by the size of their house. Both engage in gaudy, conspicuous consumption. Both seek attention. Both appear competitive with one another. Both defend/excuse their husband’s bad behavior. Both like to stir the pot.

            Time will tell whether Melissa can really afford her lifestyle and whether she truly has a talent (singing). If not, there will be more similarities.

          • Suzieq says:

            Lol lol lol….did u miss that first episode of NJ with Melissa in it????

          • BlueSky_Forever says:

            Tree might fit into Mob Wives

            • ihearttalavera says:

              I think Cindy Beaver Barbershop fits in with the mob wives! And JZ with her accent. Bawbee totally looks like a mobster to me.

  14. I'm in Florida says:

    Just watched RHONY. I just have to say that I hate LuMann as much as I hate Jill. What horrible human beings. Kelly is just plain crazy–stuck in 1979-totally inappropriate in everything she says and does. I am so TEAM RAMONA! Why oh why are the producers doing this to her?

    Great blog, Lynn-thanks so much for doing this for us!

    • housewifeaddict says:

      IDK but when viewers feel manipulated they tune out – so Bravo is walking a fine line with NY. We’ll accept stirring the pot – but not blatant attempts to completely mislead the viewing public. The cast members may also walk if they feel that they are just caricatures.

      • I'm in Florida says:

        I agree and Ramona is getting the shaft this season. LuMann truly is a snake (Bethenny-1st season). She has always been hanging around the edges but this season it seems she is trying to prove she is smart ( the disgusting “wine knowledge” at Ramona’s party) and the “royal knowledge” with Cat. Cat called her out. I love Cat–hate LuMann the Tran and Jill the Pill. Cindy IMO, is just not fitting in and trying a little too hard. Sonja-some redeemable, Alexi is classy as always, and Ramona is Ramona (love her) and is getting blindsided by all the brunettes and the producers. Kelly is just a waste of oxygen.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          IMO if LuAnn plays her cards right she will become leader of the brunette banshees. She is already disrespecting Jill in her talking heads and has Kelly following her without question….watch out Jill!

          • I'm in Florida says:

            Wow good take on it!

            • HD says:

              @ I’m In Florida, I have to say too, I really think I dislike Luann more than Jill. I really hated Jill during the entire Bethanny thing and thank goodness that is over. Luann has been a consistent witch and this season she is just really taking me there!! I TRULY cannot stand Luann and from the looks of it, it is just going to get worse!!

        • kotagirl29 says:

          I find it funny that the brunette’s forgot what their ostracism and backstabbing did for Bethenny’s career. Her brand soared after Shill cut her out. I predict a similar resolution for Ramona. Her pinot is going to sell like hot cakes because the dark-haired trolls in NY are treating her like crap!

          • ihearttalavera says:

            Hi kotagirl! ITA. I think that’s why they are all rushing to play the victim this season. So gross. Bethenny has so much more going for her than that, but they are too dumb and blinded by jealousy to realize it. Also Bethenny really was a victim at Jill’s hands. Big difference.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Good for her:

      “She is caught in a real dilemma,” says one source. “She wants the attention. But she’s not stupid. She’s not going to throw away $50 million for some stupid show. She is not going to act crazy and allow Kelsey to use that to argue for full custody of the kids.”

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I’m not buying this because Kelsey was at fault and did so very publically. No way would the divorce carry restrictions on her job performance. Kelsey is a delusional tool if he thinks he can buy primary custody of the kids he abandoned to pursue a “new life”.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Not to mention, Camille behavior last season was subdued.

          She never raised her voice or her hands, she just murmured and rolled her shoulders.

          Granted, she did all that while coming across as an elitist, self absorbed bitch, who used her psychotic err psychic ( I’m confused and can’t tell the difference) friends against those she felt smote her in the same fashion that someone sics a rabid dog on a burglar.

          But that being said, she was still subdued.
          Her husband literally toasted to his mistress in front of her- and she was more worried about getting her evening gown wet. If she were any more subdued, she would have been comatose.

        • Kukulet says:

          My guess is that their divorce settlement contains some kind of discretionary clause where Camille is limited to what she can say about Kelsey himself and the details of their own marriage (SOP for celebrity divorces)…and I also imagine she’s choosing to act as demure as possible and not give Kelsey further ammunition to use against her in the custody battle.

          Kelsey is at fault…but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s now put Camille in the position of having to fight his custody action. It sucks-I’m not a fan of Camille’s, but I doubt she’s an unfit mother, and by doing this, Kelsey sure isn’t putting the welfare of his kids first.

          I used to like Kelsey Grammar. Now he just appears to be a self serving asshole.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Camille let him get a quicky divorce so he could marry Kayte ASAP before the settlement. Sorry I just don’t see Kelsey in a position to make any demands on Camille. If she is being quiet and demur it is because she wants primary custody.

    • ihearttalavera says:

      I think she’s just naturally boring.

  15. WindyCityWondering says:

    Rumors of Melissa interviewing have been around for a couple of years. Teresa upped the violence and thus the rating starting with the table flip – did she do this to keep Melissa off the show? Smart she is not – who would Bravo turn to once Teresa ran Danielle off….a basket of kittens?

  16. cabbie413 says:

    i posted this on the last blog late last night

    #rhony predictions for the rest of the season anyone?

    I’m curious how this storyline will play out. There has to be a twist somewhere. True to nature there’s always a “foreshadowing” ..and of course a big reveal. This season I just cant figure it out. What is the end game here?

    Maybe, during turtletime, Ramona will reveal that she secretly partnered with Bethenny and they are gonna make a Skinny Grigio and tell all those bitches to suck it!

    Anyone want to predict where they are trying to take us with this season of rhony?

    • MAMAZ says:

      Given all the talk about Ramona’s “drinking problem”, and JZ’s concern I’m predicting a brunettes intervention. Which of course is really a thinly disguised attempt to humiliate Ramona.

      • HD says:

        I’m predicting Luann will continue to be a condescending witch that gets on my nerves!

  17. boston02127 says:

    I’m sorry in advance.

    Tweeted from Jill’s pretend friend “annie”
    Jillzarin

    cute little video i made you. @cbyers81 thought of the song. @Gingerettes love you!

    • PJ says:

      LOL. Yeah both of them, and the other one is the actual Ginger.

    • MKValle says:

      I was blocked on Twitter by Annie for expressing my concern about all the young girls adoring JZ and how she is not a good role model. So now I’ve been blocked by JZ, her dog and one of her robots. I still have Crazy Kelly following me though!

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        How funny that an “Anne” posted her commenting on how she found it ‘very telling’ that fans of the show would buy Ramoma’s pinot and Bethanny’s SG margarita and that it must be reflective of a ‘demographic’.

        What does it say about Jill that it seems like the bulk of her appeal comes from school girls? I suspect they are going to be pissed when she doesn’t come through with the Justin Bieber tickets.

    • Christine says:

      What the hell are Gingerettes? Did JZ’s chihuahua have a litter and they are now twirling batons?

      • quincyil says:

        a group of high school students in Australia who worship Jill Zarin as a goddess. She talks to them on twitter.

    • nathania says:

      so is the “Annie” that you mention the same “Anne” that posts here in defense of Jill?

      I thought her comment about Jewish people not liking AA because it is Christian-based to be interesting. Only because it didn’t read like speculation, it read like the answer to the question of ‘is Jill an AA’ or something.

      I know from experience that is true, but the statement read like first hand knowledge

      • quincyil says:

        No, I don’t think Annie and Anne are the same person.

      • I don’t think “Annie” and “Anne” are the same person. I don’t think “Annie” would post here but I could be wrong. You noticed “Anne” too? I always suspected that “Anne” was one of Jill’s PR people. She got very defensive when Jill was outed for posting from Aruba. She usually posts here when Jill is in the middle of a controvery and she always defends Jill…..Hmm.

        • quincyil says:

          I made a mistake with a line from Jill and she corrected me. She was right. After I listened with the words that she said were said, I could hear them. Before Anne corrected me, I had listened 10 times and gotten it wrong.

          Anne knew what Jill Zarin said.

      • ihearttalavera says:

        I think she might be KooKoo Puff’s gramatically correct assistant. At first I thought it was K when she mentioned the “lines of men in the Hamptons” waiting to date her. But this person can form a complete sentence, so it must be an employee or friend. Maybe one of her daughters?

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I definitely didn’t think she was Kelly; as much as I disagreed with her, you could tell by the posts that she/he was lucid.

          Whereas by Kelly’s tweets, you can tell she is often distracted by shiny things, lollipops, leprechauns and the colors of the rainbow.

  18. boston02127 says:

    Ally’s tweet~~
    BUY OUR CLOTHES AND THINGS ON EBAY!! @jillzarin http://tinyurl.com/5uu5354

    • MAMAZ says:

      Why, did Saks stop taking their returns?

    • MKValle says:

      I noticed there aren’t very many bids on her stuff. OC Gretchen starts her bids at $0 and actually gets bids and sells stuff.

      • Kukulet says:

        Jill’s stuff is overpriced. Yeah, it’s designer, but it’s used. Savvy eBay shoppers are smart enough to pass it over for real bargains.

        And some of her stuff is really ugly.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Plus, the sizing is confusing- who wants to buy a size 6 only to later find out that it’s actually a 9 sewn upside down?

    • Christine says:

      Some starting bids are $700. My horses would be impressed if I showed up wearing Magenta, one-shouldered Michael Kors dress with my muck boots.
      Also, in an effort to take a swipe at Ramona’s relationship with David Meister, JZ tweeted that it must be a J.C. Penney line. I guess if we can’t afford our own personal designers, we are of insufficient social status for JZ. I prefer Wal-Mart, Carhartt and Tractor Supply myself – good t-shirts, good jeans, good boots!

      • quincyil says:

        Better yet…. clean stall with the high heels…. That would be fun.

        • Christine says:

          5″ Manolos – LOL!

        • alicia says:

          When I was in the hospital one of my friends cleaned my stall in cole hahn wedges- only in palm beach county!!!( I prefer rubber booties myself.

          • quincyil says:

            That is hysterical…. I have barn boots. I left them outside my back door and one of my neighbor’s dogs took one of them. Months later, I was riding across a field and found it. Now, I put them in the garage.

        • AZ Girl says:

          I can just see the looks your cats would give you. They would be on top of the bale of hay rolling their eyes.

      • Lavalady says:

        Carhartt is the best, esp for teenage boys. So sturdy and not too expensive.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        She would have a better appreciation of JC Penny if she lived in the midwest and actually worked for a living.

  19. housewifeaddict says:

    There are a couple of exclusive videos on Bravo. One has LuLu telling Alex it’s time to forgive Jill. It’s pretty funny – not sure why it didn’t make the show. The other is a charity event, where Alex tells Ramoner about her chat with Jill. Ramoner has to settle for Pinot Noir – and she does it gracefully.

  20. Peeps! Check out my blog post on the RHONJ recap. Guess who dropped a comment?

    The “Man Yelling On Chair” NO LIE!! I am hoping he will give us more deets to what was not shown.. I am trying to engage in convo with him to encourage spilling more info! ;-)

    http://tvtime101.com/2011/05/17/real-housewives-of-new-jersey-recap-blood-is-not-thickah-than-wahda/

    Maybe if enough of us ask him he will give us more info?

    • Lavalady says:

      Luv the name, Man Yelling on Chair. Can’t get any better than that.

      • Lava.. I love it too! I he comes back to comment.. oh please oh please oh please! ;-)

        • HD says:

          Your blog is written very well and I loved all the pics and the captions. Too funny! Are you just doing NJ or all the RH shows?

          • Hello HD! I like to do NY & NJ and hopefully turn out a recap for mobwives for tonights episode.

            Tinsel usually does the RHOC and Beverly Hills.

            You can view all recaps on the left side of the page by category. I did the first recap for Mob Wives then went into hiding.. ;-)

            • BlueSky_Forever says:

              lol good thing you don’t live amongst them Ima!

              • Blue Sky.. I do. hence the reason for going into hiding.. ;-) Actually Renee Graziano is pretty cool on twitter. I am working on a post right now of her funniest tweets.. she is hysterical!

  21. boston02127 says:

    I’m going to keep trying to get Ramona to visit us here. I want to know about the
    Zarin Family Trust & where the $ goes to? I tweeted the ? to her this morning and I’m going to keep trying.

    I want to open a can of worms up for Jill. I hate that she uses the “Zarin Family Trust” and want to know everything about it. Maybe Ramona will know. I hope she comes to visit us here. It would be interesting to know about the Trust and to see it it’s legit.

    • DiaBLa says:

      LoL – if the “Zarin Family Trust” is legit…..I willl eat one of JZ’s digusting ebay shoes …………GAG!!

    • quincyil says:

      Boston really rich people have these family trusts. They use it to save money from the tax man.

      http://thesmarterwallet.com/2009/trust-fund-basics-setting-up-a-family-trust/

      The Kennedys have these trust funds and they send money down to future generations keeping it out of the hands of the fed, state and local governments while move investments around with in the trust fund.

      Trust funds can give money to charities, they can also provide money for offspring.

      We had a blog that noted the clothes sent to Linda’s Stuff had a note that all of the money would go to charity. These Ebay offering don’t seem to have any note about charity. Jill is selling her other clothes and shoes.

      Some of the items seem like good buys, but I don’t want to own anything that Jill Zarin has ever touched.

      • Christine says:

        The Zarin Family Trust has also set off warnings in my head too. When my mother passed, we found that she had wisely put much of her estate into a trust – even her home and, yes, it is a way to end run estate taxes.
        Anyone can start a trust.

        • quincyil says:

          Jill would like us to think this is a charitable trust, but I doubt it. I think it’s Jill’s money set aside for Ally. I think Bobby has his money locked in trusts for his children too.

          I was told by a genius at research that the apartment that Jill lives in seems to be in the name of Bobby and his sister. My guess was this is a trust property.

          Jill says she owns Zarin Fabrics, but we know that Bobby’s son runs the business. We also know that Bobby funded her girdle business and someone came here to tell us that her husband worked for Macy’s and Bobby was trying to get Jill’s girdles into that store.

          I just don’t know anyone who likes Jill Zarin and wants to buy anything from her. I can’t imagine that her Bed, Bath and Beyond bedding sold well.

          • Christine says:

            ITA, I can’t see it being a charitable trust. Keeping the apartment in Bobby’s and his sister’s name would also mean that Jill could have no claim to it, even if Bobby should pass. It would go to his sister, who could pass it on to her children – strictly Zarin by birth ownership. For Bobby’s sake, I hope that he didn’t add Jill’s name to any part of the Zarin Fabric corporation.
            P.S. the bedding is not pretty, either. It’s not in our BB&B, only available online here.

            • quincyil says:

              Christine, it is my theory that Jill has a prenup. I think that is why she pushes him for all of the gifts. Gifts are outside the prenup so it increases her personal wealth.

              I think that part of Jill’s fear when he got sick was she would become a widow and not have access to his bank account. We see that Luann is quite poor now as her husband’s family probably protected assests.

              After the first divorce, many men become careful as they know they lose a lot of money in divorce.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Bobby also has kids who I am sure are eligible for the Family Trust payouts.

              Jill can try to insert herself into the business as much as she wants, but it will stay within the family. I don’t think that it’s really their cash cow any how, I think the Zarin family’s money comes from their real estate holdings.

            • HW Addict says:

              Public service announcement for newbies to this site,like me. Here is a link to a site that has the definition to internet abbreviations:http://www.internetslang.com/ITA.asp
              BTW (see, I’m learning!) I am positively giddy that I found this blog. I was feeling so frustrated reading only the comments on bravotv.com, I was starting to think the world had snapped it’s nut from all of the positive comments. Then I REALLY got cheesed when I left a comment that was thoughtful but not exactly glowing, ahem, and they never posted it!!! Found this site from google and now I am beginning to have faith in the human race once again, THANK YOU ALL!!!

              Also, you are all wickedly funny, would love to raise a glass of sgm or pinot with all of you!

        • nathania says:

          me too,

          anyone who donates to something called the ‘zarin family trust’ and believes it is a charity needs their head examined.

          i mean, she might be donating a small percentage to charity for some reason, maybe to defer taxes elsewhere in their $$$ stockpile, but asking someone to donate to a private family trust is sooooooooooo tacky and so Jill.

  22. Amy says:

    Thanks for posting my mini blog Lynn! That was my first ever attempt at writing one. i hope they fet better and funnier with the new concept….;)

  23. Rum says:

    From last blog, Michael Jordan is a lying, cheating, d-bag. He’s lucky the media weren’t as privy or didn’t care to expose him the way they do celebrities and athletes today.

  24. Lori says:

    Melissa is such a LIAR and FAKER! On Wendy Williams show – she responded to question about Teresa being jealous of her as NO. The L&S magazine she’s quoted as Teresa is envious of her. And how many times do we have to hear/read about her 15,000 sq. ft. home? What about her nannies…her introduction makes it seems like she takes care of everything from home to child care. Her brother Joe Gorga is complaining in the magazine article about not being invited to Teresa’s premiere party last year – wasn’t that all the housewives party? And the tickets were purchased and donated to charity. Seriously, Melissa and Joe as well as Kathy and Rich are on the show to make Teresa look horrible. Fame at the price of family (Teresa’s) misfortune. Melissa wants her fame and doesn’t care how this looks to TV viewers. She is already blocking tweeter followers and deleting negative comments from her public facebook page. She said on Access Hollywood that she will box her way to the top. And that people will come to LOVE her husband?

    • Shannon says:

      I don’t think anyone needed to join the show to make Teresa look horrible. She does that all on her own.

      • Effects says:

        Doesn’t change that Melissa is vile and disgusting. I hope Jesus doesn’t watch the show. :P

        • Lori says:

          My point was that the introduction of her family is talking trash about Teresa. It would be one thing if were Caroline or Jacqueline bringing up her problem but her cousin Kathy was bringing light to the fact that she would not leave home if it were her.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        ITA – but Teresa does need someone to fight with now that Danielle is gone.

        • Dani says:

          Teresa does need someone to fight with and of course she would never take on Caroline. And, if she took on sweet little Jacq the whole world would be against her. I don’t think Teresa needs anyone to make her look bad, I already know that she is.

        • Whisper says:

          amen!!

    • nathania says:

      I don’t really blame any one for blocking people on twitter/facebook when it’s supposed to be a fan page.

      people who are genuinely fans of the person get affected by having to read negative comments and it turns into a negative thing for them. so it’s only wise to just zap those comments or hire someone to do it.

  25. Kelly Anne says:

    I heard somewhere that Jill wanted to be on Celebrity Apprentice after NeNe. I’d bet if that ever happened she would be off the first three weeks.

    I think Ramona or Bethenny on Apprentice would be good!

    • quincyil says:

      One of the thing you have to do is have contact and raise money. I think Jill could do that. She has cooked in her own kitchen so I bet she would help in a restaurant challenge. I actually think her background in sales would help her on the show.

  26. Smompy says:

    As far as the Celebrity Apprentice, I would probably prefer to donate money to St. Judes over that hearing aid charity, even though I’m sure Marlee’s group is a perfectly valid orgnaization and does good things to help people in need. That said, however, IF the show’s winner is more rewarded financially, then I want Marlee to beat John Rich…mostly because I read this article and suddenly feel bad for Marlee and her family.

    http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-05-13/marlee-matlin-lists-pasadena-home-to-help-pay-irs-debt/

    Even though I’ve grown to seriously dislike Nene Leakes, wouldn’t it be awesome if Countless Lulu lectured Nene about some perceived infraction of etiquette and then Nene got all up in the bitch’s grill and scared the crap out of her? Totally random, I know. I was just recalling how upset Lulu was when Bethenny called her a skanksnake and so I started fantasizing about someone big and scary like Nene calling Lulu out. Anyway, I’d pay to see it. Lulu would probably pee in her boots!

    OK, maybe it’s time for me get a new hobby.

    • Adgirl says:

      I want all of RH to be stuck on a tiny cruise ship together for 2 weeks. Roll Camera.

  27. Mayblurry says:

    So Lynn, you like Melissa basically because she’s tweeting Alex and Simon, calling them a sweet couple… sheesh. Just sayin… You would be so harsh on her, and rightfully so, had it not been for your Teresa hate. I hope you start seeing past that soon.

    • Shannon says:

      Do you know something we don’t? Is Teresa going to go to therapy and change? Is she going to pay back all the money she stole from people? There isn’t a single good quality about Teresa. I would be so ashamed if my daughter turned out like her.

      • rabblerouser says:

        I took Mays post to read as the T hate was justiable, it was the Melissa adoration she couldn’t understand.

        • nathania says:

          I think it has to do with ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’

          most of us were shocked at the antics Teresa pulled last season with being a violent psychotic, and offended at her debt of 11 million and continued spending and acting like nothing is wrong and feigning ignorance about her upcoming court dates. All in all her behavior is disgusting, and it makes people want to see her taken down a notch. Melissa’s very existence seems to irritate Teresa…if Teresa had been deflated years ago she wouldn’t be in the position she is in now.

          • Effects says:

            The enemy of my enemy is my friend doesn’t work for me. Especially when it’s transparent the way Melissa is being given a pass here. I agree with the blogs that call it like it is with both women.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              It doesn’t work with me either. I think i will end up being a moot point anyway since the more Melissa is shown, the more about her that will be revealed. I’ll lick Jill Zarin’s shoe, if that is a good thing (for Melissa). But right now, my position is, she is BAD NEWS.

    • Lori says:

      I agree. Melissa is always tweet the popular ones especially The Manzo’s and their roommate.

    • mom2 says:

      I’m giving Melissa the benefit of the doubt until she shows over time she is as untrustworthy as Teresa. We already know Teresa’s sins, but we do not know anything about Melissa’s character flaws yet. (Okay, we saw some 1st episode … but nothing comparable in my opinion yet.)

      I do know that the others seem to have aligned themselves with Melissa/Kathy over their Bravofriend Teresa after a few episodes this season. That speaks volumes to me.

      Family squabbles are hard because both sides feel maligned, and usually cannot see how the other is affected. I think Joe Guidice’s nose is outta joint because his troubles are so prominently displayed in the public, and he does make noises to Joe Gorga’s dad trying to make himself feel and look better to the family.

      Kathy was the one who tried to gather the kids and keep them out of it, she gets major points from me for that.

      My favorite this episode: The guy standing on the chair. :)

      • klmh says:

        Hasn’t Melissa already been caught in a lie? Didn’t they declare bankruptcy in 2005, yet she says they always pay their bills?

        • klmh says:

          After I posted this, I checked again and couldn’t find a bankruptcy they had filed. But I did find this from SH:

          http://stoopidhousewives.com/2011/05/11/melissa-gorga/

          Apparently they had the house on the market to sell and well, its an interesting read. They have a balloon payment of 2.25 million on the house in 2012.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Joe Guidice’s brother declared Bankruptsy and supposedly it was the highest ever in their county.

          • Lori says:

            She still lying. What bothers me is that shows no remorse over her father-in feelings.

          • Malinia says:

            Yeah, this article seems like the real deal to me.

            Melissa wants to be a pop star? Oh please.

            Melissa and Theresa seem like the same person to me, only one has a higher hairline.

      • Lavalady says:

        Did you see the post up above about “Man Yelling on Chair” – very interesting.

  28. Stella says:

    I had a dream last night that I was seeing things through Ramona’s body and Jill kept showing up and making me look bad in front of all my friends to the point of them not wanting to listen to me and believe my side. How weird is that? Does that mean I need to get a life? Do I need to stop watching these NY housewives?

  29. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    “All of the hype about the NeNe / Star Jones battle wasn’t such a big deal, possibly the show cut out a lot of the fighting and arguing, rumor has it that Star hired a body guard after that incident we saw on screen. That was said to enrage NeNe and cause her to leave the show but I think it is because she didn’t want to hear Trump say, “You’re fired!” to NeNe on national television. ”

    if there was more arguing trust Lynn Trump would have used it
    the fact is she wasnt off teh wall as so many were saying and she didnt seem to have an anger management problem anymore then any other contestant
    we may never know the real reason she decided to walk off the show
    It may very well have been she didnt want to be fired but seriously i doubt Nene thought quiting would save face and if Nene is anything she isnt stupid
    most likely it really did have to do with Stars constant bs which she is known for

  30. Smompy says:

    Lulu show off her 500 square foot UWS apartment……this isn’t new but I never saw it before so…

    • Kellita says:

      “Even Countesses like bargains.” Major eye rollage. Didn’t see too many pics of her kids around.

    • Happymouth says:

      WOW…………….after I watched the video , a selection of other videos popped up……………….one said Luanne daughter loves to get high, it is hard to tell of it is Victoria, but a girl is smoking and blowing smoke rings?

      • Smompy says:

        Sorry, Lynn, didn’t mean to do an emedding, or whatever you call this. I thought it was just a link. Please feel free to delete if this interferes with your site in any way!

        p.s.
        Thanks Happymouth…now I feel compelled to go look for that video too:)

        • Happymouth says:

          When the video was over, a collection of other videos popped, the one of Victoria ? was in the upper right hand corner.

          • HD says:

            That is Victoria and that is not a cigarette because no one smokes like that. I think it is her and her friend. I wouldn’t be surprised. Her mom is practically letting her raise herself so she can bang Ross. What does she think is gonna happen? This is what happens. And then Luann says she’s going to Paris to study art. GTFOH! This is just some crap she is doing, basically shipping her daughter off, so she can live like she has no kids. Luann is not fooling anyone but herself. The worst kind of liar is one that lies to themselves! Luann needs to look in the mirror and admit she is letting her relationship override her being a parent!

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              Sadly, in America some might call Victoria a juvenile delinquent. Sending her to Paris for art school sounds like it will turn her behavior around. Maybe Ashley Holmes can go with her???

              • nathania says:

                assuming it’s Paris and not rehab…

                probably the last thing she needs right now is less supervision. mommy doesn’t care either way, that much is clear.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      I’d say those videos are pretty telling about what goes on in the homes of these housewives. It is definitely Victoria smoking a joint and Lynn Curtin’s daughters in the drinking video. What is it these women don’t get about how these shows are not doing the children any good. It is just sad, so sad. And if that is a 500sq ft apt. she has got a hellva lot of furniture in there for that small sq ft. And she didn’t show the bedroom, so does she sleep on one of those sofas, there was 2 of them, right? One white or cream and a tan one, I noticed things like that, so I question the sq ft. It was very well furnished and done very tastefully I will say that. But back to the kids, mark my words, one day they will be spread across some tabloid as either getting busted for drugs or drinking and a DUI, something bad will come of all this mess.

      • HD says:

        @Jeepers- I also noticed she didn’t show the bedrooms which made me wonder does her children even have bedrooms there or is that her little lovenest?

    • MichellefromNY says:

      OMG. My old apartment had a pink bathroom too and it was HIDEOUS. Sorry Luann, your black paint does nothing for the inherent grostesqueness that is in a pink bathroom. I mean seriously, did you see her sink and tiles? Cracked and corroded. So gross. And the black makes the bathroom art deco? Major fail. Her apartment is clearly post-war which is never made nearly as well as pre-war.

      • MichellefromNY says:

        and who the hell calls a bathroom a “toilette”? A pretentious bitch named luann who still thinks she’s mrs. countess, thats who

  31. Nancy says:

    I just saw a video of Kelly saying she speaks French. Once I stopped laughing I thought,
    good because you can’t speak English!

    • Whisper says:

      I was thinking the same thing.
      This nut job can’t speak English, let alone French!

  32. Addicted to Bravo says:

    Okay, so I am watching the episode where Sonja has her costume party and am listening to Jill rip her to shreds etc. Watching this I realized what is missing from the RHONY for me (and reallty all the RH shows). What was fun in the first season of RHONY was that there was really only two seemingly *out there* housewives – Alex and Ramona. We had , what we thought, were *normal* housewives, particularly Bethanny who would state what we were thinking and it was fun to watch. It was fun to see how they live, their fun antics and just escape for awhile. Then Bravo chose to start showing more and more negtivity – actually rewarding it in Jill’s case IMO. The show went darker, Kelly joined the cast. She is suffering from some kind of personality disorder and when they realized she is not all in order they should have pulled the plug on her participation. It is really not fun to watch her distortions – it’s sad. I watch to escape and to have fun, not to cringe.

    Cindy is the latest in dysfunctionaly casting with her juvenile eye rolling and criticism of EVERYTHING – just boring. Bravo is making a huge mistake here thinking ratings are going to stay high with this kind of nastiness. Last season we saw the authenticity of Bethanny during the nasty Jill debacle and that is what made the season watchable. Now there is only back stabbing and hatefulness. The real proof of what the viewing audience wants in the success of Bethanny’s show. Yes she is funny and delightful but above all she is a positive, authentic person.

    Bravo casting these shows, OC and NJ (unBELIEVABLE), with messed up people who will say anything and do anything will, mark my words, end this franchise. Listen up Bravo – one nightmare person per show please. Give us some normal women that we can relate to, laugh with and enjoy without the low-class behavior.

    Sorry this is so long – I’ve needed to vent for awhile.

    • ihearttalavera says:

      Great post. I so agree. I really think the darkness that was Danielle was a huge wake up call for RH fans, and most of us just aren’t willing to go there. We watch these shows for a laugh and a break, not to feel disgusted and the need to take a shower. I still cringe when I think of Danielle and her goons. Yuck.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Considering how the Guidice/Clan and their friends acted at that christening, body guards are not that bad of an idea.

        • ihearttalavera says:

          I agree. I just hope they get some that aren’t straight out of state prison.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I’ve been thinking the same thing. I like Atlanta – and for the most part I enjoy the ladies. Kandi, Phaedra, Cynthia, Sheree, Lisa from last year, while not normal, are people I want to see do well. I could have done without NeNe and Kim’s fight – but all in all I enjoyed the season. I’m not finding anything enjoyable about OC or NY.

  33. You know nothing Jon Snow says:

    10:34 p.m.: We are downstairs again, trying to talk to Teresa before we leave. The scene down here has deteriorated, if you can believe it. Teresa is still posing for picture after picture, and the ladies down here are much louder and drunker. As we get close to Teresa, a blonde woman, Sonia, who declines to give me her last name, inserts herself between us. We see Manny, but he does not intervene. Sonia is not friendly and not interested in having Teresa answer any questions. After tense negotiations, she agrees to allow me to ask Teresa two questions.

    I tell her I write about parties, and ask, “How was this party?”

    She gives me a blank stare, and Sonia says, “Energetic and exciting.” Then Teresa says, “It was an energetic and exciting party.”

    “That’s not going to play well, you just saying what the publicist says,” I point out, but Sonia says, “You got your answer, next question.”

    I notice that a group of ladies has surrounded our group, and they are starting to push the whole scene a foot or two in either direction. It feels like an angry mob in the dressing room at Loehmann’s.

    My question is, “Given all that is going on, with the bankruptcies and your husband’s trouble with the law, are you sure that continuing on this show is in the best interest of your family?”

    Sonia, of course, erupts in anger and starts pulling me by the arm and shouting at me, and I notice another lady has also put her hand on my arm.

    Teresa’s eyes flash fear and she says, “What sort of a question is that?”

    “It’s a direct question. Your husband had no problem answering it.”

    “What did he say?”

    “I’ll tell you after you answer the question. Do you think appearing on this show is in the best interests of your family?” I repeated.

    “You tell me what he said first.”

    By now the girls are also pulling her away, though our eyes remain locked. It is not the malevolent, violent look I’ve seen her sport on the show. She looks as if she is about to cry.

    I might have said something nice to her, but now it is time to get the hell out of there and we do, racing breathlessly to the car. The Life & Style guy in the skating outfit follows us out menacingly and says to me, “You’re no journalist.”

    I notice the police cars are still there and still flashing, and the next day Lieutenant Zevits from the Fort Lee department speculates that they weren’t there on official police business, that maybe the club had hired them for extra security. “I wouldn’t know, I was at Disney World that day.”

    As we drive off, I wonder if hiring police to flash their lights outside Teresa’s party was such a good idea for her. Poor Teresa. http://www.bizbash.com/my_trip_to_jersey_for_the_real_housewives_premiere_police_lights_a_busted_ice_sculpture_test_tube_shots/losangeles/story/20712

  34. Vincento says:

    This article was really good. Thanks for posting it. Really well written and kind of sad, made me actually feel a bit for Theresa.

    http://www.bizbash.com/my_trip_to_jersey_for_the_real_housewives_premiere_police_lights_a_busted_ice_sculpture_test_tube_shots/losangeles/story/20712

  35. Malinia says:

    Anyone notice the SIZES of the items JILL is selling? I saw at least one size 8 dress there.

    Oh Jill. Thought you were a size ONE?

    • ihearttalavera says:

      What??? Jill LIED about something? Say it isn’t so…

      I’m sure if she was confronted, she would throw her poor daughter under the bus and say the clothes were hers. Size 8? Off to fat camp you go!

      • Happymouth says:

        I was looking at Ramonas tweets, she said that an assistant who use to work for her is getting married today. The assistants name was Melissa , so I clicked het twitter to see what she looked like. melissa had a tweet to Ramona, I thinl it is about Jill and the wine at her charity event ?
        MelissaNKlein Melissa Nicole Klein
        @ @ramonasinger I am your witness that she flat out lied! I was completely shocked!!!
        20 May

  36. klmh says:

    I probably missed another poster bringing this to the attn. of others here, but Sonya’s blog is up on Bravo, and its great.
    Q, I think you hit the nail on the head with your blog about her the other day…

    http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-4/blogs/sonja-morgan/downtown

    • quincyil says:

      I’m glad you noticed too. This is the paragraph that caught my eye:

      “OK, how cute is Brian Marcus? He is an accomplished photographer who comes from a family of photographers. “Let’s go upstairs and do the rest!” I’m laughing my arse off. Does anyone out there get my dry sense of humor? My double entendre? That I laugh at myself and kid you at the same time? I fancy myself as a comedian a la Babs meets Jean Harlow, if you will allow it. I idolize Carole Lambert. Pie in her face and yet she maintained her elegance. Fall off the horse and get back up and keep going!”

      Error 404 said that she reminded him of Jean Harlow and I left a google image page of Jean so that people would know who we were talking about as Jean is not mentioned often any more.

      I think a lot of the reality stars from Bravo read Lynn’s blog and many follow Lynn on her twitter which publishes Lynn’s titles. It seems like Sonja read not only the blog, but the comments from the IHJZ board. I really do think a lot of the reality stars plan and act out their lives for the camera.

      Too bad Jill’s plans never seem to go off without a hitch.

  37. ihearttalavera says:

    This is the part of Jill’s blog that confused me because I could have sworn she was the one who said that it was Cindy’s trip and Cindy decided not to include the blondes:

    We all have our little quirks and they get amplified when you are on a trip together. This was a good test to see if we could all get along for 7 days in Morocco. I thought we should take the blondes as a trial run since Kelly didn’t want to even be in a room with Ramona.

    I would not be surprised if JZ and Lumann all sat down and wrote out these blogs when they came up with this season’s script. Ramona’s unprovoked attack??? Hahhahahahah. Oh Jillsy!

    Cindy’s brother was still reeling from Ramona attacking him at her party and of course there was Ramona’s unprovoked attack on me at her party. In the car, Kelly shared with Luann about her past relationships. Cindy and I were in the backseat and couldn’t hear them. I felt terrible that I couldn’t comfort her too.

    Jill to minions: Make sure that Cindy and I are in the back. We will have a fake conversation and pretend we have no idea what’s going on while KooKoo professes her fake abusive relationship. I already included a comment in my blog about how I felt terrible I couldn’t comfort her, so don’t forget! I have the complete guest list, right Barshop? Don’t set me up, girls!

    • Lavalady says:

      “Cindy’s brother was still reeling from Ramona attacking him”

      This statement is beyond ridiculous. Honestly, REELING??? Could Jill exaggerate any more. REELING???? Come on. Ramona wanted to talk, he didn’t. He told her to go away. She did. End of story. And however much time passed until the spa trip, Howie was still REELING??? from Ramona’s approaching him. Give me a break, Jill. Dramatic much??

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Yes, he was reeling. He was forced to enter therapy and now is in a support group with others who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
        The effects of Ramona wanting to speak to him should not be trivialized. His sperm count has been effected and it as rendered him infertile. Thank goodness he has the twins.

  38. ihearttalavera says:

    One more thing about this NY episode that really struck me was how Kookoo so completely and thoroughly enjoyed the drum session. It was never more clear to me how much she really is like a perpetual 15 year old (boy). Super creepy.

  39. Adgirl says:

    How can we get Ramona to give Lynn and interview? That would make Jill NUTS!

  40. housewifeaddict says:

    Here’s a tidbit – as Bethenny’s brand continues to do well – Jill may be having negative impacts on Zarin Fabrics.

    First she convinces them to double the space, and then they close down the furniture and design part of the store.

    This from an interview early in August 2010:

    “Luckily, Bobby gives me the freedom to work or not work. Unfortunately, I am a workaholic and it is hard for me to just do nothing. When I married Bobby I retired from working. Or so I thought.After a few months, I wanted to work again. I have always been in the design arena so it was natural for me to work with fabrics in home design. I took some classes at The New York School of Interior Design and the rest is history. We expanded the store to double the space and have a new bedding line coming out this Fall.

    http://rhotofficial.com/the-most-misunderstood-housewife-jill-zarin-part-2/

    And then this in January ….

    “We went into the furniture and design business about five years ago, and I was working in the business full time, and I’ve sort of stepped out of working it full time,” she said. And she confirmed that they are seeking a tenant to take over the retail space at the family’s Grand Street headquarters. “We want to go back to the core of the business, which is fabrics, and we really don’t need that kind of retail space,” Jill said.”

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/01/jill_and_bobby_eyeing_a_possib.html

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill miscalculated her fame and thought that they would have a lot of retail business because of it. One good thing came out of their space expansion – plenty of room for her moldy books and garish girdles.

  41. quincyil says:

    The real housewives have to be a little off if they were upset by the fortune tell in Marrakesh telling Ramona that there was another woman in French. Kelly looked like she believed the fancy soothsayer. I actually felt sorry for Ramona.

    I never use my pretend unofficial IHJZ soothsayer skills to do harm. I use them to reassure every one here that the end of the world will be in 2012, not 2011. From wikipedia:

    “There are a variety of popular beliefs about the year 2012. These beliefs range from the spiritually transformative to the apocalyptic, and center upon various interpretations of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Contemporary scientists have disputed the apocalyptic versions.[2]”

    As a contemporary scientist and your unofficial pretend IHJZ board soothsayer, I am torn. I am letting you know that you are all safe for the rest of 2011. I will get back to you about 2012 as we get closer and I feel the vibrations from the New Madrid Fault line.

    Here is my dilemma: every 200 years, there is a major earthquake along that fault line. The last one was in 1812. If you add 200 to 1812, you get 2012. I looked at the geological record and this is correct. In 1812, the earthquake was thought to be more than 8 (perhaps 8.2 from the damage scientists see) although scientists were not there to measure. When the Earth opened up along the fault line, a village of Native American were killed. The flow of the Mississsippi changed. Islands in the Mississippi disappeared. Church bells rang in Washington, New York and Boston.

    Not to scare anyone but Hannibal, Mo and Quincy Il National Guard train to address this catatrophic event and the recently had drills. We have caves near Quincy and Hannibal with supplies that will go to St. Louis when the quake hits and it will hit because it has shifted for thousands of years with this pattern.

    There are highways in Missouri along the fault that show signs that the earth is shifting. In the Iraq war, scientists were concerned and the National Guard that was to go fight stayed home in case the quake was to hit.

    I bet there are other small cities along the perimeter of the quake zone prepared to help Americans when this happens too.

    A couple of weekends ago, the Hannibal Hospital practiced for the event. It was on the news.

    I will watch my horse carefully. They seem to sense these things. On 9/11, it was my horses that told me that something was wrong as I was in the barn working. I walked outiside and saw huge jets flying low in the sky coming from all directions. I live next to the Quincy Airport which has two long runways for the largest jets. All of the airplanes had 20 minutes to land or they would be shot down by military jets so we got planes that could not land in St. Louis zooming over the top of the barn with pilots who wanted to land immediately. The horses felt them coming before I had any idea.

    Yep… early warning systems are ready and waiting…. geologists and Q’s horses.

    • Kellita says:

      Hmmm…….scary. I live in the Chicago ‘burbs.

      • quincyil says:

        Well, Chicago is on a different plate. South Ill …south of Springfield has a sand base and the will move like jello.

        Quincy is just above that area and that is part of the reason this was chosen to be one of the places for relief supplies.

        In Quincy, we can expect our bridges to survive. They retrofittted the old bridge and our new bridge is designed for the event. We can expect brick to fall off chimneys and shattered glass so like the people of California, we should practice and prepare.

        There are earthquake drill in our schools as well as tornado drills.

        I would not like to be in St. Louis or Nashville when it comes.

        It was not a single earthquake in 1812 by the way. There were significant after shocks for over a year… Over 2,000 were recorded.

        I remembered the name of the Native American tribe that died. They were Choctaw.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw

        • Nancy says:

          My grandparents were from London England and they used to tell us what it was like during WWll with the bombing. When the LA earthquake happened I thought we were being bombed. It’s funny what we keep in our mind ingrained in us by grandparent stories.

          • quincyil says:

            My mom lived in Chicago and she said there were kids in school who were from England. Their parents stayed behind, but they send their children to America’s boarding schools when the war broke out. Some little English girls told my mom about the Nazis and my mom was shocked.

        • codystl says:

          Q – Thank you for saying that “anything south of Springfield is southern Illinois”. I’m in St. Louis and grew up 45 min. south of Springfield. Everybody from Chicago thinks that so. Ill. is anything south of Kankakee ;)

  42. Adgirl says:

    errr .. “an” not “and”.

  43. Nancy says:

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    WHY IS JILL’S GAY HUSBAND BRAD WITH THEM IN MOROCCO?????????????????

  44. housewifeaddict says:

    Upthread but worth repeating:

    klmh says:
    May 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    After I posted this, I checked again and couldn’t find a bankruptcy they had filed. But I did find this from SH:

    http://stoopidhousewives.com/2011/05/11/melissa-gorga/

    Read the email sent to stoopidhousewives. Yowza. Someone (maybe Theresa) is determined to expose Melissa. All sorts of juicy (no pun intended) tidbits on how Melissa is a liar, stalker, and has an open marriage with Joey. Yikes someone has it out for her and Joey. These NJ folks play hard!!

    On another note – ROH is going to tell all from behind the scenes (presumably relating to Kim G) before she closes up shop. Should be interesting.

    • nathania says:

      wow.

      that is nasty.

      I just don’t buy it though, I think the thing about Melissa ‘copying’ Teresa is straight out of Teresa’s lunatic mind. Who in their RIGHT MIND would copy Teresa, she’s an embarrassment to the entire species, and only *she* doesn’t know it.

      It’s interesting to me how photogenic Melissa is, even with glasses she is really attractive and looks like she could be an actress or a model. On the other hand I’m sure Teresa has to be pretty selective about which photos she posts because they don’t all flatter her. Her hairline looks slightly higher this year, i wonder if she’s had some work done.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        Whoever sent the email is either Theresa or very close to Theresa to know all those details though. Interesting about the open marriage part – Joey seems like he’d get very jealous if Melissa slept around – (especially if it was with T’s Joe.)

        • Lavalady says:

          In regard to the e mail sent to Stoopid Housewives, I am a little wary that the writer is legit. If the writer of the e mail really knew Teresa and Melissa well, they would know that Patterson, NJ is incorrect. It is PATERSON, NJ .

      • Mt says:

        I can easily see Melissa being jealous of Teresa, and even more so of her husbands close relationship with his sister, which she desperately wants to stay broken, don’t you believe otherwise.

    • Adgirl says:

      I wish there was someone who would email gossip about the NY gals.

    • La Dolce Vita says:

      LAVA read this & use the above link to see where the house is located.

      WELLLLLLLLLLL: I was accidently correct in a previous post. The house is not in Montvale, but in Montville, NJ. Not even in Bergen county. Wheeew… I don’t have to be embarrassed anymore. Therefore, the link to the Montville newspaper is a go: http://montville.patch.com/articles/residents-react-to-housewives-premiere

      All this geography is taxing my brain.

      Reply

      • Lavalady says:

        So Teresa and Melissa live in the same town, Montville? Their neighbors don’t seem to be to happy with the way the show is portraying their town.

    • Kellita says:

      Wow- I just read all the comments. Lots of people who know them came out of the woodwork with strong opinions. How come that only happens for the NJ Housewives?

  45. cabbie413 says:

    I’m watching Chris Hansen and they are talking about this new legal drug called ‘bath salt’ that causes you to be combative, paranoid and suicidal. Of course I’m thinking “kelly bensimon!” Anyone else watching this?

    • Adgirl says:

      That’s interesting but too bad I really can’t stand Chris Hansen.
      I think it started when I figured out there were 120 episodes of To Catch a Predator which made me sad. And in every single one Chris says the same things “… if you weren’t planning to have sex with that 16 year old why do you have a dozen Trojans in your pocket? What will your wife and kids say …” UGH. He should just punch them in the mouth and kick them in the groin.

    • klmh says:

      You know, not really. I think she is paranoid about Ramona and a bit with Sonya, possibly because she knows they know, from the scary island trip, that she has some screws loose, and that for some reason she blames them, or is embarrassed, or something.
      I really don’t see her as combative or suicidal. Is there a reason you think she’s suicidal? I think she is a bit of a narcissist…. Is she paranoid with anyone other than those I listed above? I really don’t know.

  46. Kelly Anne says:

    I’m listening to the radio in my car while driving, and these two New Orleans radio football commentators start talking about the Real Housewives of Orange county. I start dying laughing…they call Tamra trashy and lying. Guess RH appeals to anybody.

  47. Adgirl says:

    Jill Zarin tweeted:
    On Saturday 21st May 2011, @Jillzarin said:

    I like kosher red and chardonnay.RT @IllianaChristos”@Jillzarin Do you drink Pinot Grigio? Cause you should. I heard so much about it from Ramona… I tried it. YES!”

    ….
    Jill likes kosher red wine and chardonnay?

    • lillybee says:

      Is she admitting that she drinks?

    • Nancy says:

      Adgirl,
      Back to the drawing board we go!!!

      I hope I didn’t upset you yesterday.

    • MichellefromNY says:

      At least she’s a good jew in some ways by drinking kosher wine. Mazel Zarin! Now how about getting yourself some middot (good virtues) and start being NICE to people. Somehow, I think that will be just the trick in getting more fans. Just saying

  48. jeepers1941 says:

    How about something like this, sorry I don’t mean to step on anyone’s toes here, but I just could help myself. You planted the seed and I just had to do it. I was fun too. I hope I didn’t or don’t get an angry crowd coming at me for doing it………Jeepers :)

    jeepers1941 said
    May 22, 2011 at 8:36 pm
    Dear Ramona,
    I don’t know if you have heard of a blog site, called: LynnNChicago101, who has the title of “I Hate Jill Zarin”. Lynn Hudson owns this site and has done several interviews with the women of the Housewives Franchise, to include, Alex, Cat. Sonja and others. I was wondering if you would ever give thought to coming to this site as a lurker, you wouldn’t have to take part in the comments. But just to observe and see what the site is like. Lynn is a wonderful lady and gives of herself continuely for the many fans of the HW series. The site has over 2.4 million hits in just a little over a years time. Simon has post on the site a few times and is recieved quite well. Alex of course is a delight as always.
    Ramona, this site is a place I think you could be very comfortable in, be you are a lurker or a commenter. Please come and visit and check it out. We talk about not just Jill but all sorts of things, from family rearing to passing along recipes, to being a comfort to those in need. I am sure you love Lynn and the site she has opened for everyone. Oh yes, Jill refers to Lynn”s site as “The Haters” only because we see and have seen through all her lies for a long time. I might also add we were all happy that you caught her in the lie at what she said and did at Jennifer’s wedding. Poor Jill, she just can’t help herself, she is to be pittied….LOL Hope you stop by, we love you…….xoxoxo

    • Adgirl says:

      Awesome Jeepers.

    • klmh says:

      Oh good. Well done jeepers. Hope she contacts Lynn. She sure has a lot of support here.

      • jeepers1941 says:

        Well like I said, hope no one will be upset that I did that, but hell, someone had to and I had her blog site open, so I thought why not give it a shot………LOL

        Thanks you two

  49. Adgirl says:

    OC is back tonight. More Trashra. Icky wants a divorce. Alexis is still dumb.

  50. Nancy says:

    Does anyone watch Sister Wives?

    • Sparkles says:

      Yes, regrettably. I’m an episode behind, though.

      I think Kody is an immature, narcissistic doofus. Season two is a whitewash, IMHO. I don’t think the family is as happy as they profess to be, and the “persecution” of the family is totally exaggerated.

      What do you think?

      • Nancy says:

        I need the Cliff notes. You game?
        Are they getting arrested if they stay? if they don’t?
        Can you have more than 1 wife in Las Vegas?
        What does he do for a living? Does this show pay them?
        I find this a little creepy.
        I sort of feel like my marriage has many wives.
        (aka the nurses where my husband works as they spend more time with him than I do. :( But he comes home to me. :)

  51. Nancy says:

    OMG!!!
    Al Sharpton is going to be on 60 minutes tonight at 8pm.
    Should we call 911 for Kelly? If this happened yesterday
    Kelly really would have thought the world was coming to an end!

  52. Alexa Rose says:

    It always struck me as odd that Teresa would brag about her mega-mansion but then talk about how she didn’t have any help. If I were that rich and didn’t have any hired help to clean my house, I would much prefer a smaller home.

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