I Hate Jill Zarin Weekend Update May 29, 2010
I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend.
I just reviewed Bravo’s four clips that are “sneak peeks” at next week’s episode. Jill does it again! Not quite in the horrific way she did on what she calls, “scary island” but she pops in on Ramona as she is preparing for her vow renewal ceremony.
How many times has Jill told Ramoner that she is not a good friend, they are not friends anymore or simply, “you’re not my friend!” I don’t think there is another way for Jill to say it, over the past three years starting with Season one when Ramona had a dinner party at her house in the Hamptons and failed to invite Jill. “I thought she was my friend” were Jill’s words.
I really don’t get the relationship between these two women. I don’t have any friendships like this, the anger and the ugly words that have been used in interviews, talking behind one another’s backs and what is said face to face is just so mean. We rarely see the two of them getting along, this one scene Bravo so kindly shared with us, is very rare. Typically they are going at each other like two hens in a hen house. Ramona called Jill “self- absorbed” during the last episode, do you suppose Jill forgave her when she saw that?
The scene at Jennifer’s house was probably one of the worst, Jill screamed at Ramona, just because she could. She clearly was angry because she wasn’t “in the know” about Bethenny’s life and it was killing her. She needed someone to lash out at and Ramona happened to be standing there. In the end, even as Jill continued to berate Ramona, Ramona tried to hug Jill and calm her down. What is it with Ramona? Bethenny is nice to her and she insults and criticizes her on the Brooklyn Bridge, Jill is a horrible monster to her and she hugs her. I was impressed with how great Ramona was to Bethenny on the trip, it seemed she was sincerely concerned about Bethenny.
If I were Ramona, I’d be DONE with Jill Zarin! But that’s just me! I wouldn’t call what these two women have a friendship. I would call it a relationship of convenience because they are cast mates, nothing more. It is interesting that Ramona knew both Jill and Sonja for many years yet the two had never met. It is clear to me that the true “socialites” who are really in New York’s in crowd are Sonja, Luann and Ramona. Jill is just the wife of a fabric store owner. I would really like to know how Ramona and Jill met.
Another preview clip shows Ramona and her daughter getting their hair done at an expensive, upscale salon. Is it just me or is Avery so NOT into this vow renewal ceremony? Her attitude toward this entire project has not improved since Ramona first asked her to be Maid of Honor. I guess it is fairly typical but Avery seems so embarrassed by her mother all the time.
A few things I didn’t cover in my last blog that I wanted to mention. When Kelly was shown in an interview talking about “Jill On Ice”, she said that she’s never heard Jill talk about anything “sporty” and went on to say, “the only thing she ever talked about was Hot Chocolate”. What the hell was that? Are we so jaded by Kelly’s strange behavior that we didn’t even notice that? It was tame in relation to what we had seen in the past, is that why we didn’t even acknowledge that she said that? Jill only ever talked about hot chocolate? What the hell? When it comes to Jill taking about sports, she only ever mentioned hot chocolate? Comeon! Had the vacation fiasco never happened, we would be talking about how strange that comment was.
The other thing I touched on briefly was Kelly’s interpretation of the events on St. John. Luann seemed just as horrified that Kelly used the word “ho-bag” because it just isn’t used in 2010, who uses that term anymore? The fact that she called Bethenny that to her face didn’t even seem to bother Luann all that much. Here’s the thing though, it wasn’t even Bethenny that told Kelly to have a one night stand, it was Sonja! Sonja wasn’t even mentioned! Kelly completely skipped over the fact that it was Sonja who kept going on about sex and that one night stands are something that everyone should have before they die.
I still don’t completely understand why everyone was so adamant about ensuring that Luann had the complete story and convincing Luann of what truly happened. Who the hell cares what Luann thinks?
Jennifer Gilbert was a huge disappointment. Obviously she was much more involved in the filming than we’ve seen because she had tweeted to me that she was concerned because she had been “snarky” in the final three episodes. She wasn’t even in the final three episodes. We know, however, that Bravo decided to extend the Virgin Island vacation from two episodes to three cutting out Jen from at least one episode. The most recent episode did include Jen but she barely said a word, only was shown in that horrible blouse with the huge ugly bow at the collar. I think the producers decided a while back that they made a mistake including her on the show and have cut out most, if not all of her scenes.
The main reason I was routing for Jen was because we need replacement parts for the people we want to remove. If I had my way we would be light three housewives next season, Jill, Kelly and Luann. It isn’t clear to me why New York has so many “extra” housewives. The other series have 5 housewives, although I think we all agree that New Jersey needs some fresh blood, but why does New York need eight? (if you include Jen) Was this in anticipation of someone leaving? We know Bethenny is filming her own show but that doesn’t mean she is finished with RHONY, there has been no official announcement of her departure. If her show takes off, it is likely she won’t return but it isn’t unheard of for someone to be on two shows. If her show doesn’t take off, she can always return to RHONY with no break in the action.
Did producers anticipate having to replace Kelly when they brought Jen in late in the season? Did producers ever anticipate having to replace Luann since her divorce, since she lived in the Hamptons and not in New York City? (she has since rented an apartment in NYC) Personally, I would really like to see Jen and her “snarky” comments, just to see if she can pull it off. She just hasn’t been enough of a presence in any scene. Possibly the meeting with Jill was the test, what if producers told Jill to lay it on thick, talk her head off and see if Jen can hold her own. If that is the case, Jen failed miserably!
Has everyone seen Luann’s video? OMG I couldn’t even watch the entire thing. She doesn’t look like herself, in fact, she looks to me a little like Danielle from NJ. The voice doesn’t match the person at all! That manly voice speaking rather than singing fits well with the real Luann, but that woman on the video should be a sweet sounding smooth girlish voice, not that overly auto-tuned awful noise that she makes. Talk about “white noise”!
OMG Al Sharpton! Where are my jelly beans damnit? I am a like woman and I have a prerogative! You are all like demented! Cartwheels are free! You need a time out! Are you guys going to make out with the tongue? You are not a chef, you’re cook! You’re in a horror film and I’m in Disneyland. Amazing! Ramona, you made Bethenny cry! I don’t care! Zip it!!!
See you all next time!