I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives Updates June 1, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   RHONJ Fiasco     June 1, 2010

I know that I said I wouldn’t blog about the NJ housewives, and I am not committing to it here, but I do have a few thoughts about last night’s show and we do need a new blog for comments so I may as well let em have it! 

These women have to make some sort of storyline out of their lives.  Boring as they are.  Really they don’t lead exciting lives, they don’t go to parties with celebrities, they don’t have anything to keep this show going except their connection to Danielle. 

They really are just housewives, yes they have money but who wants to watch them change diapers, cook and shop?  Or directing a servant to do those things?  They get together and talk about Danielle.

Dina is making a special huge deal about meeting with Danielle, and for what?  To tell her she doesn’t want anything to do with her.  Is that necessary?  Call her, text her, email her, hell send her a Tweet!  This is ALL made up drama to put something on the screen because they know that watching Dina walk around her overly decorated home talking to two cats wouldn’t make for an exciting show.

Danielle says, “don’t ignore me or I will talk louder!”  Now there is a threat for ya.  Danielle, have you met Jill Zarin? 

They are also trying to “fill in” with Caroline’s kids and Jacqueline’s daughter.  I don’t find any of that interesting, in fact, I completely tuned out that scene in the restaurant.  I have no idea what any of them said. 

I don’t think for one minute that Danielle was concerned for her life as she walked into the Brownstone.  For one thing, Bravo’s cameras were there and she knew that they would be there.  Did she think someone was going to shank her or put a cap in her ass while the cameras were rolling? 

She did all of that for the added drama but it went way too far, farther than she thought it would go and farther than she wanted it to go, and that is why she left.  I think she pictured it completely differently, she expected to make a scene walking in but I doubt it ever occurred to her that there wouldn’t be enough seats for everyone.  I think she pictured sitting at a table front and center with her new BFF Kim and the “thugs” and everyone would be looking at her!  She likes the attention. 

I’m a little confused by the article that included information from the sick baby’s father.  He said he didn’t know that there was conflict between Danielle and the Manzo’s.  I suppose that is possible, but at some point, someone had to have told him, no?  Even if he didn’t know in the beginning, he had to know something before the night of the event.  Regardless, he must have agreed to allow the Bravo cameras. 

Some of the other ladies said that they didn’t think Bravo’s cameras should have been allowed to film the event.  However, in the end, because this event was on television, they have all included in their blogs a web site for fans to go and donate to this family, if all of this wasn’t on television, I think there would be a lot less money donated. 

I think we can all agree that no good can come of this for Danielle’s daughters.  We know that girls of their ages can be ruthless!  (generally, not all) Girls can be so cruel to each other.  We witnessed Jacqueline’s daughter, Ashley and her inability to have any empathy for Christine.   While she removed the offending information from her Twitter page, there was no apology or even a trace of remorse!  Ashley only slammed people who were critical of her.  This at the age of 18, Christine is only 16 and Jillian only 11 or 12, they have to face other kids at school, neighbors,  friends and kids in extracurricular activities they may be involved in.  There is no escape for these girls. 

I would love to know what the father of these children is doing while all of this is going on!  Do these girls have aunts, uncles, cousins or grandparents?   It is my understanding that both parents need to sign off on the children appearing on the show.  Is this man really condoning this?  Maybe I have it all wrong and the kids are treated like celebrity hero’s outside of their home, I really hope I’m wrong! 

Slow Twitter day but here are some messages from our friends…

Jill Zarin via Facebook:  Heard from lots of you who read Secrets of a Jewish Mother over the weekend. So happy to read how much people are enjoying it. We have sold over 10,000 copies and were #1 in Motherhood for a while on some book websites which makes me feel great. If you want to ask any of us a question..please go to http://www.secretsofajewishmother.com and write us there.

Bethenny via Twitter:  OMG these 2am and 5am feedings may kill me.my black circles have black circles.zombie alert!

@JordansMamaLy: @bethenny have Jason do the 5am feed

Bethenny:  Last I checked he didn’t have boobs.

From Sonja to:  BravoAndy. I wish Seinfeld had been more supportive of us RH’s of NY. Shared network.#RHONY

From Sonja to:   @Jillzarin. Congrats on Allys graduation!Milestone!

Jen Gilbert via Twitter:  Here’s a shout out to the table of 20 gorgeous guys at the living room in east Hampton last night! THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME FEEL LIKE A STAR

Danielle via Twitter:  Everyone should read my blog on bravotv.com Things are not always as they are edited to be but understand some might misunderstand

Jacqueline via Twitter:  There r just too many response tweets from last night to respond 2 all so I’ll just do one big group…I agree w/u all 100% and I love you 2

Many of us read the “spoiler alert” that talked about Jill and Bethenny making up and becoming friends again at the reunion.  Many are speculating about that sad possibility. It would not surprise me one bit if they hugged and walked away with a truce.  Jill never made secret of the fact that she intended to apologize to Bethenny at the reunion, in fact, she talked about it on Watch What Happens Live during the “it’s in the book” episode.  She came right out and said she was going to apologize to Bethenny at the reunion. 

This leaves Bethenny between a rock and a hard place.  Of course she has to accept the apology or she becomes the bad guy.  She has to accept the apology, even if in her mind she doesn’t forgive or forget.  In the end, regardless of how they leave it at the reunion, as I’ve said before, their relationship will never be the same for two main reasons.  The trust is gone.  How would Bethenny know that Jill won’t turn on her again?  Secondly, Bethenny’s life has completely changed from the last time that she was friends with Jill.  Bethenny was free and single when last they hung out together.  Bethenny has a family that includes an infant that needs a lot of attention.  Bethenny will only attend events that will further her career and I can’t see her taking time away from Jason and Bryn to even have lunch with Jill!  In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if  Bethenny, tries to shield her daughter from the horrible effects of Jill Zarin!

Until next time….I hate Jill Zarin!

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468 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives Updates June 1, 2010

  1. angelofdevs says:

    Let us hope Bethenny doesn’t truly forgive that narcissistic beast. Jill Zarin is nada but trouble. Relationships with narcissists are always one way. I say *make up* in that you will be polite but don’t ever try to be actual friends.

    • Anitabee says:

      Forgiven does not mean forgotten. Bethenny is not going to be fooled by the fake Jilliness.

  2. emt2 says:

    Danielle is hard to defend. And I have defended her to the hilt but she just goes to far. This season, she is in a bad place and currently she is in a bad place. I don’t like any of the other women because they are bullies and hypocrites but Danielle just searches to reasons to be involved with those women. She makes herself look bad over and over again and she never realizes when she is wrong.

    Who the hell uses a benefit for a sick girl with cancer as a forum to carry out a vendetta against the Manzos and brings ex-felons and members of Hell’s Angels for protection?

    And she is delusional. In a way that feels very different from Kelly’s delusion. Danielle is dealing with real-life criminals, violence, etc. Kelly is just defending her bad behavior and sitting in her room rocking back and forth. Danielle goes to great lengths to involve her children–physically, mentally and emotionally.

    She is so dangerously obessesed with these women and she likes drama.

    I liked how she didn’t say anything to her felon friend who called Chris Manzo a faggot considering how upset she was with Teresa’s husband for calling someone gay last year.

    Danielle looked crazy during her talking heads as well.

    This whole series has to go. The storylines are boring and contrived and I personally, am not invested in any of these characters. They are all boring and the Danielle drama is played out.

    I’m done with the whole Bethenny/Jill/Kelly drama. I can’t wait for B’s show and am looking forward to that! Kelly should just fade out and disappear. She gets way too much attention as it is.

    • TNBelle2 says:

      Oh you just do not know how much I agree with you. Thank you Thank you Thank YOU!!!!

    • Austin1963 says:

      I totally agree, as well. I have been trying to find some redeeming quality in Danielle, as it is my nature to pull for the underdog a bit. However, there just seems to be none, nada, zilch, zero.

      I don’t like any of the other women, either, which makes RHoNJ nearly impossible to watch. There’s no one to root for, other than the underaged children. With the Orange County housewives, as well as the NY housewives, there was someone with whom I could relate. On NY, I’ve always liked Bethenny and Alex (who has grown on me tremendously). I root for Ramona to do the right thing, although she doesn’t always, and I can’t stand LuMan, Jill, or especially Kelly (I know I’m supposed to hate Jill more – and I truly can’t stand her, but I especially can’t stand Kelly and never could – her most recent antics have only made her look worse). Same thing with the Atlanta housewives – I always liked at least one or two of them. NJ has got nothing.

      Besides Danielle, whose wretchedness goes without saying and I can’t even comment on as she is so disturbing, I especially cannot stand Theresa. OMG, what an incredible, ostentatious moron! And I’m not stereotyping her b/c she is Italian, but WHO goes into a furniture store, picks out a bunch of overpriced, god-awful garish furniture, and counts out over $100,000 in cash? On a $100,000 a year or less income? Come on! She is not making that much money from her boutique website.

      I don’t even know WTF Dina does. It looks to me like she sits around her house with her ugly, stinky cats (not beating up on cats, as I have two, but there is something about Grandma Wrinkles that is vomit-worthy) and talks to psychics or something.

      Jacqueline is rather dull, plus she has this inconvenient young-adult daughter that she hasn’t bothered to instill one ounce of discipline or work ethic into and Jacqueline seems like she wants everybody to feel sorry for her because of her bad parenting. I raised three teenagers, and while trying at times, it was not rocket science, and all three are now conscientious, educated, contributing members of society. Of course, my answer to failing grades or an iffy graduation would not have been to buy any of them a brand new vehicle. I get the impression that she would just like for Ashley to go away and leave her to enjoy her new husband and family.

      And Caroline – blech. What self-respecting woman admits on camera to shaving her face every day?

      I think I’m not going to keep that Monday night time slot open any more. There’s just nothing there-there!

      • PFinFL says:

        No…Dina seems to always be making tea for somebody, lol. At least that is what I only see her doing.

    • TLM says:

      I really don’t care about Danielle or any of the women on NJ. I care about Danielle’s kids, whom she has done nothing but exploit so far, using them as “human shields” and exposing them to things they should never be exposed to. She wanted them to be part of the infamous dinner that the other adults, dumb as they collectively are, were smart enough to remove their kids from. Danielle’s reasoning for everything is that her daughters should experience everything “so that they will know how to handle themselves in any situation.” Firstly, that isn’t parenting, and secondly, she hasn’t done even a passable job of teaching these girls how to act in ANY situation. She has paraded a carousel of men through these girls’ lives, and is so messed up that she’s asking her DAUGHTERS, both under the age of 14 at the time, why the men use her and leave her. They have a better head on their shoulders than she does, presumably, because they have been forced to be the parents in the midst of living surrounded by her chaos and immaturity. She doesn’t need to see a priest. She needs to see a good psychiatrist.

      She is now licking her chops at the modeling success of her older daughter, whom she nakedly sees as her latest meal ticket. Why bother golddigging for a man when you can profit off your own kids? It’s just so much more convenient. It is clear from her statements and actions that she fully intends to accompany her older daughter to Italy not to be her guardian, but to party-hop, manhunt and suck every bit of the good life she can off of her daughter’s labor, and she just can’t wait. Why not start now, by inserting herself into her daughter’s photo shoot? Or throw a luncheon to “celebrate” her daughter that *her daughter isn’t even invited to*?? This is a sick, narcissistic woman who has no business being around these girls. I got a chill down my spine when she turned to her younger daughter and said, “You’re next,” without even asking if she was interested in being a model. She’s nothing more than Dina Lohan, or even more accurately, Joe Jackson in a dress.

  3. LynnNChicago says:

    http://www.theimproper.com/?p=8018

    Sorry if this has already been posted, I didn’t see it

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Well, at least the producers are claiming that they didn’t know about Kelly’s “instability”, or however we choose to categorize it.

      Kelly has been followed by various news sources for several years. Some of these publications were very lightweight in nature, but she was known and followed. Many of these publications have alluded to her “quirky” nature and to the possible use of drugs.

      Not exactly a blank sheet of paper.

      • Margo Channing says:

        OFF WITH HER HEAD!

        Either that or Celebrity Rehab…She will like that because it says “Celebrity”……………….

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @Lynnnchicago
      @Dark Sonnet

      To me this article raises more questions than it answers. Even if the suits weren’t aware of Kelly’s instability her actions on the trip definitely told a story.
      Was their answer was to get her an early flight home? Alone?
      Supposing this fruitcake went berserk on thee airplane or in the airport. Who would be liable?
      How did the producers know Kellamity wasn’t suicidal?
      Did they contact anyone to help Kellamity when she deplaned?

      Just asking?

    • Kokuanani says:

      My favorite, from the one comment:

      Those small women are no match for a 6 foot tall sashquash beating them.

    • chismosa says:

      omg! Bethenny’s boobs on this- she needs to seriously go down a cup size or something.

  4. patricia henderson says:

    i think your blogs are the best and agree totally. danielle’s glee at how much trouble her thug wangsters were causing was so revealing. Bravo… can RHONJ, please.

    • otaypanky says:

      This was so scripted. Of course the parents of the infant approved of the taping. He was also supplied with a scripted answer to back away from the episode. He also now has his charity link on three different bravo blogs.
      What was the father thinking sitting in his diner with a camera crew on he and Danielle while inviting her to the event?
      He’s very close to the Manzo’s only after he informed the owners of the Brownstone that Danielle would be coming (unless of course he does not know that the manzo’s are also filming for this show), no one suggested to him that would be a bad idea. No one.

      • Hooked On Housewives says:

        @otay panky

        I’m probably on negative ground here but I’m not loving that father. Almost seems like he did a 180. Somewhere along the line his purity of thought has turned into something else. Not accusing. Just saying. The quest for the limelight, extra money, faux fame does do funny things to people.

        I feel so bad for any child who is living with any terminal illness.

  5. scared but still a fan says:

    If you watched an early WWH with Bethany (back at the beginning of the show) Andy asked her what her status was with Jill and Bethany said they weren’t friends and she didn’t miss the friendship “at all.” So unless the up coming sit down was filmed after that WWH episode (which I doubt), I think it’s safe to assume the two are not friends. Regardless of what Bethanny may say to be gracious at that moment.

    • Kokuanani says:

      Thanks for your comment, which should serve as a reminder to all of us as we await Thursday’s episode and then the sit-down on the couch.

      Timeline: Thursday’s episode was filmed last fall, after the whole Kelly incident, but before Amazongate and Babygate. So, at the time of filming, Bethenny might have been willing to “play nice” and appear to at least permit Jill her fake apology, etc. Jill’s vile behavior between November and now had not occurred at the time of the filming of Thursday’s episode [although Jill had a full pantry of crappy behavior, even at that time].

      However, the “sit-down”/season wrap-up, or whatever they call it, was filmed just last week. Bethenny and all the others can take full advantage of/make reference to ALL of Jill’s nastiness, right up to the time of filming.

      I’m reminding myself of this, since I fear Thursday’s show may contain some “hatchet burying” [and not the kind I’d like to see], so i may have to hold out hope for the season wrap-up for Jill to really “get hers” from Bethenny.

  6. butterisafruit says:

    I Think Bethany will accept Jill’s transparent apology. Only to shut her up
    and have her go away.
    No one is more shallow than Jill. She mentions that she wants her back,
    she speaks of ..What to do to get a friend back on her blog. AND STILL
    she goes to Amazon Gate and trashes that very person’s book.

    The program may have been done months ago, however Jill’s devious,
    underhanded actions are very recent. She doesn’t intend ever on being
    a good friend. She’s an act, a very poor act. What Jill doesn’t understand
    is she’s not a child she’s a grown woman and no one can find her to have
    a decent characteristic. All these years and she’s still like the kid in
    The Bad Seed.

    Mary Ellen Purls

  7. TNBelle2 says:

    Antother Great Blog

  8. little rock says:

    i’m going to take bethenny at her word. she said their friendship “is shredded”. not strained, shaken , or stirred. you don’t come back from shredded. so what if she is KIND at the reunion? she has class, plus it’s easy to be magnanimous when you’re right. bethenny knows the viewers saw what she saw (just not as much as she saw.) the real victory for those of us who HATE JILL ZARIN is that jill has lost bethenny. at the end of the day, that’s gotta hurt jill the most.

  9. iceNfire says:

    I saw on twitter that Sliex was partying with Ramona for holiday while Jill spent the weekend with family. Wasn’t Jill Ramona’s best friend? Last episode didn’t Jill say, “so Alex is your best friend now?” LOL Jill has no friends!

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @IceNfire

      Hi Ice. I am so loving it that Jillzilla, Jillousy, Head Harpy is somewhere licking her wounds. Oh yeah. Makes me want to do the happy dance.

      Open question for the brow beaten, henpecked, wallet of a husband Bawby. How you like her now? Are you not sitting there wondering why you and your POS of a wife haven’t been invited to the parties? Still think your harpy is nothing but nice. You tool. Both you and your wife need a smack.

  10. ImToula says:

    Well, it’s been done. One wacko telling the other wacko what to do.
    http://tvwatch.people.com/category/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/

    • TLM says:

      The only good that can come of this is if these two crazies can get a group rate with a psychiatrist, who can also report back to Child Protective Services for the two of them.

  11. Adgirl says:

    It’s pretty hard to NOT accept someone’s apology, especially when it’s offered publicly.
    That said, I’m sure it will be an arm’s length “friendship”.

    The thing that makes me laugh about it – if Jill & Bethenny aren’t fighting, then who will support Kelly in her ridiculous accusations toward Bethenny??

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Maybe Bethenny will accept the apology with the same amount of sincerity in which the apology was offered.

      That pretty much lets her off the hook.

    • Zarout! says:

      Jill seems to have NO problem not accepting someone’s apology, especially when it’s offered publicly. It really does go to show how nasty of a person she is. Any normal person would be gracious and kind, even if they don’t intend on really being friends with the person apologizing. We should see this displayed by Bethenny on the reunion…

      • suebhoney0423 says:

        Gracious and kind are words and emotions that Jill does not know…she only knows “me me me me me me”…

    • Just a Commoner says:

      Accepting the apology doesn’t mean that Bethenny and Jill are friends again, it just means that Bethenny knows that Jill is sorry for what she did and she agrees to put it behind her and not be angry at Jill anymore for all the crap she heaped on Bethenny. It’s over, it’s done and now they move on. If they run into each other in public, they will be polite and cordial. No dagger looks or hissed cracks by Jill anymore.

      At least that’s the theory.

  12. ridicurhony says:

    Lynn, I agree – just no story line here on NJ. I’ve read some old stuff about the RH of Orange county – the creator’s original idea was to satirize the mystery of living behind the gate (Coto). That’s a little bit more interesting than, say, New Jersey and the mob.

    The hotly debated real or scripted argument doesn’t really matter. Lines get blurred. Yes, I believe they do things like re-shoot things or tell people they need more drama. I think the themes or story lines come from one event or another in the women’s lives and after they’ve filmed everything, they find the theme that sticks out the most and then edit to fit. It became clear to me last NJ season that bravo isn’t workin too hard to come up with story lines for these shows.

    I still think the producers take the most extreme characters who answer the casting calls, tell them the show is supposed to be about ‘blank’, and then watch what happens as these dingbats scramble to get the most air time. I think the show would, for instance, encourage Jill to ‘yeah, go ahead, surprise them! we’ll follow you with a camera, what a great idea,’ and then capitalize on it to Jill’s expense. Not defending Jill here – just saying bravo has encouraged outrageous behavior because it is good tv.

    I have nothing to say about New Jersey – every time I try to watch 5 minutes of it, I am NOT entertained. It is too, too negative ALL the way around with ALL the castmates. Turns me OFF. Get it OUT! lol.
    Thanks for another blog, Lynn.

    • iceNfire says:

      I’ll say something about NJ – Danielle is a part of the cast so why are the Manzo’s and Manzo wannabe Teresa so surprised that Danielle keeps popping up?

      • Hooked On Housewives says:

        @Ice

        LOL. I don’t even watch the show but just from the commercials alone I have asked myself that very same question?

        This is going to go over like a lead balloon but I’m glad Danielle got some back-up. They are not the back-up I would have chosen but every commercial that shows those guys makes me think of Caroline saying “we’re as tick as tieves” and “she will never win against us.” Um Caroline want to rephrase? How about, “we’re still tick as tieves but she may win one?” LOLand LOL. Please don’t kill me. Just kibitzing here. I don’t watch and don’t care about that show.

  13. iceNfire says:

    Oh yeah, about this clip, who keeps telling Kelly that she’s being bullied? It was Luann who first used those words while at lunch with Kelly, Jill and Jen. But that was months ago so if Kelly is (in her mind) still being bullied who is she being bullied by?

    • error 404 says:

      OT, but look at the silver letter table son either side of that blue “chair”. Are those not the coffee tables that Brad got for Jill’s living room that she kept chevetching about last season? LOL!

      • Just a Commoner says:

        Yes, they are the same letter-shape tables that Jill has. When Kelly arrived at Jill’s newly-redecorated apartment last season for that sit-down with Bethenny, she saw the tables and said, “Oh, I have those tables too! K, S, and T for me and the girls!” And Jill said, “No you don’t. Brad got those for me.” And something else implying that they were really special and Jill was the only person in the universe who had them. At least that was my impression. (I just watched this clip the other day on Bravotv.com.)

    • felony stupid says:

      See I was soooo worked up I put my comment in the wrong place!!! hahaha Oops. So here it is in the right place. 🙂

      OK…I’m kinda new here, but I just have to comment on this. I’m so annoyed with this stupid bitch that I can’t take much more. I don’t know if she just doesn’t get it or if she truly believes her own crap.

      To put herself in the same catagory as children who are bullied at school, children who are so tortured that some turn to suicide as a way out, is so wrong I just want to spit in her stupid cow face. She is not a victim and to speak for a group as though she understands their pain, pisses me off. You wanna take up a cause you certifiable moron then fine, go for it – but don’t act the victim when you’re not – it is a slap in the face of those that have been victimized.

      I HATE Kelly MORE than Jill…which says a lot.

      Ok…better now…thanks!!

    • TLM says:

      I guess this is Kelly’s version of the Michael Jackson YouTube tape. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lZNkbWV0fk&feature=related

    • TLM says:

      Oh, that must be the hideous chair she called a “couch” or “chair-couch” in this video. http://www.uppereastsigh.com/2010/04/envy-on-tv-kelly-bensimon.html Good God, why is she letting that dog’s legs dangle and then covering its face with her hand??!??

      Now the couch is …purple velvet? Wow, isn’t that kind of…1979?? http://www.uppereastsigh.com/2010/04/apartment-of-kelly-bensimon-part-deux.html If you’ll notice, there is a glass fish on her counter that looks like the same one in the kitchen at Presidio Del Mar. Do you think she grabbed the fish in the middle of the night and refused to let go as they dragged her off the property??

      • Just a Commoner says:

        Chair-and-a-half. I think they are the furniture industry’s solution to America’s growing obesity problem.

        Oh, and Kelly? You didn’t renovate your apartment. You rearranged the furniture.

      • anniieee says:

        oh gawd I cant even watch the whole things…objects..yes they are objects… why not take that ugly ugly restoration couch that nobody wanted for $500 and make it an Object. I had to stop. She makes me vomit in my mouth.

  14. degroohj says:

    Danielle is sicker than Kelly IMO

  15. Hooked On Housewives says:

    Hi Lynn. Hi everyone.

    I just have to give everyone a good laugh. For the last three blogs I have spent so much time reading posts that by the time I go to comment you all have moved on to Lynn’s next blog. When I get to the next blog there are already about 200 comments. So now being of sound mind and body (and all of the wine and fuzzy navels out of my system) I think I’m on the right blog.

  16. sophie says:

    The only topic New Jersey has is that one family hates Danielle. And her entire world is consumed by the need to get back at them for not liking her. Whatever, it’s boring.

    I think Bethenny will grudgingly accept Jill’s apology and quietly move on. I think she’ll be towards Jill the way we saw her with Luann when Luann wanted the ‘other’ side of the poison island story. They spoke, were polite, and that was it.

    It seems like over the three seasons, Jill has systematically shown herself to be alienating herself from each cast member. She’s so quick to ‘end’ a ‘friendship’…albeit these ‘friendships’ were born of a television show. She’s got her own friends who do not appear. They ALL do. The ‘housewives’ have a relationship by contract. So it’s easy for someone like Jill to quickly dismiss a person she feels isn’t displaying totalitarian loyalty to her or whatever mission she’s on.

    I think they can lose Kelly and keep ratings. Given her obvious imbalance, it’s not right to keep her afloat on this yacht. I like watching the dynamics of the original group…and I like watching one of them eating it on ice even better.

  17. Satchels of Jelly Beans says:

    This was probably already discussed on this blog ages before I ever got here, but given recent happenings, it seems appropriate to ressurect it.

    In an interview after the end of Kikileather’s first season on RHONYC, she tells the interviewer that, “the absolute worst thing is indifference, and if I’m a trainwreck, I’m the Orient Express, baby!” This may seem like a stunningly lucid statement by our SKellyton (I totally stole that from another site — just don’t remember which one), but in my opinion, it’s just another regurgitation of something that someone told her. She was feeling down about how poorly things were going, someone told her that

    She also says that the producers told her that she’s so nice that she’s a “major foil” to the other houswives, who are, “very, very chatty, and very, very catty.” Here is one common definition of the noun “foil”:

    “4. a person or thing that makes another seem better by contrast.”

    Not to make lemons out of lemonade, but I think that, for once, Kelly is right. She is the perfect foil for the other housewives. Her complete insanity makes the rest of the housewives seem normal by comparison. That’s not what she meant, but it’s what she said, and what she said is true . . .

    After that, she asks the interviewer if he wants to see, “the famous green dress.” He said he was wondering if she meant the green Versace that Jennifer Lopez wore, but no she means, “the one that she wore to the sit-down with Bethenny with pink boots that everyone was talking about.” Did I miss the press on this dress? I just remember thinking how dumb she looked with no pants and rainboots . . . Delusions of grandeur.

    It’s not that exciting, but here’s the link:

    http://www.plumtv.com/videos/exclusive-kelly-bensimon-tells-all

    • Satchels of Jelly Beans says:

      Argh! The last sentence of the first paragraph should read, “at least people werent apathetic.”

  18. JillousyHater says:

    Hysterical recap of last night’s episode!!

    http://realitytvcalendar.com/shows/rhnj2/recaps/ep05-p1.html

  19. jane says:

    ok , good they called truce. got message to bethenny, do not forget! well seriously unless u have some sort of dementia (which in that case u have no control over it ) dont u dare forget, because next time this woman will cook you and eat you for lunch .

    • iceNfire says:

      I saw this and wondered why she always has to state that she cried? Does she think people can’t see her fake tears?

    • Had Enough! says:

      oh my god what a pack of lies – Alex did nothing but shake and cry – Alex did not throw her out – it wasn’t Alex’s place to throw anyone out and she didn’t –

      and jill you fucking oblivious bitch – AMBUSH MUCH? you freaked when bethenny showed up at Ramona’s in a city where you both live but you show up in St. John and ambush not one but four people, two of them raw from feuding with you – and that’s ok? thank you for reminding me why i hate you so much – and why i don’t feel at all bad about using the word hate – and why i would feel so much better if i could say this stuff to your face – in public – with a microphone

      so what kind of plane did you fly on that you couldn’t get to a bathroom or get a glass of water for 9 hours? since when does it take nine hours to fly to St. John from NYC? what the fuck is wrong with you?

      they were mean to you? alex cried, shook, turned white, and broke into hives, but said nothing to you. bethenny said there and said nothing. seems to me that you have no basis to be calling anyone mean, you stupid bitch

      THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME WHY I HATE YOU SO MUCH YOU STUPID BITCH

    • Kokuanani says:

      US magazine must be REALLY desperate for content these days.

      Too bad the many, many comments accompanying the on-line article don’t get published in the print edition of the magazine.

      How ANYONE could buy Jill’s self-serving, lying, me-me-me crap is beyond, well, ME.

    • HD says:

      Wait a minute…Alex is only 36 years old?

      Jill is an idiot. Funny how she blames all this on Alex.

      • sbh says:

        I believe that it is slightly Ramona’s fault for Jill blaming Alex. Instead of blaming it all on Alex Ramona should have just said, “Jill, the circumstances have changed since you were first invited, as you well know from our last conversation regarding Kelly. She needs you now, and we are not open to any more surprises, we’ve had enough. We are exhausted, and no one here, including myself, is up for entertaining; by bringing Bobby along with you, that is what it would be. You are not on speaking terms with two of my guests and right now, since they came on the trip when asked, they come first. First come, first served. I think, since you have somewhere else to go, please go there instead.” DONE.

  20. sophie says:

    Oh…and one other thing. I just looked at Jill’s website, and I think it’s pretty amusing that there’s not one single comment on any of her little announcements. I’m certain if there were any at all….they were each deleted for not being pro-Jill.

    Just imagine, having no one comment on your blog. Through disinterest or dislike…either way, it looks pretty pathetic. She’s got to be completely embarrassed by this.

    I think she’s a manipulative person who’s backed herself into a corner. But I want her to stay on the show. Because she does moronic things like throw parties on ice so she can put on a skimpy sequined pink outfit and show off that when she was 12 she could do a figure 8…and bless us all by falling on her face before she even gets into position.

    And gets yelled at by coaches. And gets dog $#!+ all over her pretentiously newly redecorated living room. In her apartment…which seems to be all she has because they sold their Hamptons house. Which I bet they bought the minute they found out she’d be on this show. And can’t really afford.

    In addition, I like that she blames her toots on her dog..and lets it french kiss her nostrils on camera. I love that she tries so hard to look like Marlo Thomas’ ‘That Girl’ character whilst at the same time making that nasty pinched face we grew up watching on Endora, the “Bewitched” monster-in-law.

    I love watching her constantly obssess over ‘branding’ not only her husbands business but herself as well…in case the business fails, or her husband leaves her like the Count left Pocacountess. I enjoy watching her reveal that Zarin Fabric’s isn’t doing as well as she’d like us to think, or she wouldn’t be so desparate to take advantage of any free promotion she can wiggle her way into. If they were sitting on top, they could afford to pay for advertising, and it would be a drop in the bucket for them. They obviously need the money she’s paid to do this show. As do Luann, Bethenny, Silex and probably even Ramona. The true wealthy elite of New York wouldn’t be caught dead on this show.

    I love watching the high fashion couture ensembles meant for boob-deficient jet-setting models and actresses standing 6 feet tall and weighing 85 lbs. inappropriately show up on a 5’3″ middle-aged large busted social climber who still wears her hair like I did in the 90’s. Or Marlo in the 60’s.

    I LOVE watching Jill come to a party, pretend to be shocked and surprised when Ramona tells her she just found out Bethenny’s father died, and scream at Ramona for not telling her earlier…then oops!….reveal that she indeed DID know earlier and texted anyone who’d pay attention.

    And has the nerve to apologize to the hostess of said party for someone ELSE being disruptive.

    They’ve got to keep Jill. They’ve just got to…for me.

    • Just a Commoner says:

      Jill has disabled the comments on her blog (jillzarin.com, not the Bravo blog). Can you imagine what it would be like if comments were enabled? She COULD enable them but require approval before publishing, but then she’d just end up with a bazillion negative comments a day to sift through in an effort to find the one or two positive ones (from her mom and sister).

      It says a lot that she has disabled them. A LOT.

      • sbh says:

        Yeah, I don’t think her sister is going to send her any nice ones, so let’s just say that one nice one from her mom and the other from clueless Bobby.

    • Kokuanani says:

      Y’know, I’ve always been “get Jill the hell off this show for next season,” but I’m starting to think that the most effective way to “destroy” her is to let her stay on, and thereby let the entire viewing audience see her crazy, narcissistic, lying behavior.

      Yes, it would be a GREAT put-down to Jill to deprive her of “air time,” but I don’t think she realizes that the “picture” of her being broadcast to America can do nothing but shine more light on her evil ways, and drive people away.

      I long for the days when she’s no longer invited to parties/events, and when folks turn down her invitations.

  21. Char12 says:

    Danielle was certainly up to no good from the start. Taking Danny Wiseguy Wannbe for protection is a laugh. She absolutely knew the cameras were going to be there so what did she think was going to happen to her, then or ever for that matter. I also think that her friend and Chris’s BF friends mom Kim G. is also someone to be watched closely. When Chris told her they were in for a surprise meaning that they were over dressed and told her that she never once explained that to Danielle or Wiseguy Wannabe. She let them go on thinking that the big surprise was that there wasn’t a table there for them. She had several chances to explain to them what Chris actually said but didn’t. I don’t think she can be trusted either. I’m surprise none of them mentioned that in their blogs except for the fact that Chris and her son are friends. You’re right Lynn, if it wasn’t for the animosity between Danielle and the other housewives there would be no story line there. I don’t see RHONJ being on very long.
    I really do believe Kelly’s mind is sick and twisted. Her letting Sea see her tweets and most likely the show scares the hell out of me for her girls. Even after all this time she is still insisting that she was bullied and not the bully baffles me. Everyone on earth is telling her that she was the mean girl but she either refuses to see it for can’t see it. There have been so much written about her and her behavior and for her to still deny what we all saw with our own eyes is just plain nuts. With that said, I’m really looking forward to the reunion show and especially to Bethanny’s show.

  22. Chickentales says:

    Let’s play a game….. Please name some story lines you’d like to see play out on the housewives. Instead of Danielle hate on NJ, you’d like to see….?

    • Had Enough! says:

      Sorry. I have no story for NJ. Don’t really care for any of them and don’t find any of them interesting. It is easy to hate on Teresa for her excesses, but that keeps you going only so long.

      For NY – I would like to see more about interesting, accomplished women doing interesting things. I would like to see more of Sonja, Alex, Ramona and whoever else they bring in to replace Kelly and Jill (wishful thinking). Of course, Bethenny if she is doing both shows. As for story lines, well, if they are interesting and accomplished, then their real lives will be fine, thank you. Could they also do some fluffy shit like fashion shows? Sure. But if they have to be set up in a story line, then give them a joint project – something worthwhile – to do and let them do it.

      I’ve never watched Atlanta and I have minimal interest in OC. Right now the OC storyline is pretty compelling, just watching these women trying to stay afloat. Except Lynn. Watching her and those kids is just too painful.

  23. emt2 says:

    Kelly is a poor man’s Cindy Crawford–minus the status, accomplishments, great genes, stable marriage, gorgeous kids (K’s kids are cute but not gorgeous in the same way that Cindy Crawford’s kids are), and respect for the industry. She is a sorry Cindy Crawford. lol

    • desertgal66 says:

      I would have said Kelly is more like a poor man’s Elle MacPherson. Ain’t that right, Kell?

    • GreatExpectations says:

      I agree. The youtube videos are definitely a poor man’s House of Style. I believe Kelly came in second to Cindy in an Elle model search contest back when they were teenagers. Second is sometimes a long way off of first.

    • sbh says:

      Cindy happens to also be brilliant. I remember reading once that she was in the chess club in highschool and that she was valedictorian.

  24. Hooked On Housewives says:

    @IceNfire
    “I saw on twitter that Sliex was partying with Ramona for holiday while Jill spent the weekend with family. Wasn’t Jill Ramona’s best friend? Last episode didn’t Jill say, “so Alex is your best friend now?” LOL Jill has no friends!”

    Hi Ice.
    I am so loving it that Jillzilla, Jillousy, Head Harpy is somewhere licking her wounds. Oh yeah. Makes me want to do the happy dance.

    Open question for the brow beaten, henpecked, wallet of a husband Bawby. How you like her now? Are you not sitting there wondering why you and your POS of a wife haven’t been invited to the parties? Still think your harpy is nothing but nice. You tool. Both you and your wife need a smack.

    I moved this from upthread.

  25. Kelly-Has-Big-Shoulders says:

    @ Hooked same thing has happened to me. I have been playing catch up too and of course missed you girl. Welcome Back!!

  26. Lolo says:

    Again, what is SYSTEMATIC bullying? I can’t watch that video, does she explain? The term makes no sense to me. But then, it’s coming from Kelly, why would it make sense.

    • otaypanky says:

      It’s when several people decide to pick on one person in a sytematic way.

      • Lolo says:

        Isn’t that all bullying? I swear, she gets fixated on words and uses them improperly and until they wear out. It’s like she’s got “word of the day” toilet paper, although for her, it’s more like “word of the quarter”.

        • ridicurhony says:

          systematic bullying is when you bully and harass someone (or in this case a whole group of people) and then hurry up and do a 180 and blame them for bullying YOU and make a video about bullying to teach little kids not to do that. hahhahahahah

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @LOLO

      That video could also be called CYCA (covering your crazy ass)

    • Just a Commoner says:

      It’s where the bullies organize. They have a schedule for harassing the victim, a sign-up sheet for time slots, a pre-arranged selection of butter knives for threatening the victim, printed list of derogatory names in alphabetical order, and specific hiding places for the victim’s jelly beans and gumberries.

      • felony stupid says:

        OK…I’m kinda new here, but I just have to comment on this. I’m so annoyed with this stupid bitch that I can’t take much more. I don’t know if she just doesn’t get it or if she truly believes her own crap.

        To put herself in the same catagory as children who are bullied at school, children who are so tortured that some turn to suicide as a way out, is so wrong I just want to spit in her stupid cow face. She is not a victim and to speak for a group as though she understands their pain, pisses me off. You wanna take up a cause you certifiable moron then fine, go for it – but don’t act the victim when you’re not – it is a slap in the face of those that have been victimized.

        I HATE Kelly MORE than Jill…which says a lot.

        Ok…better now…thanks!!

      • Had Enough! says:

        And we have a tie for first place! This is effing brilliant!

        But you forgot the part where we give them gift bags and the part where after we are done with the bullying, we have a bonfire and make ‘smores using marshmallows upon which the face of the victim has been painted, and dance around and around singing “we are part of the ecosystem.”

  27. Kelly-Has-Big-Shoulders says:

    @ Char12 I was thinking the same thing about Kim G. She did not correct Danielle and let her think the worst. I think she wants to be a housewife and likes the Camara. I think that perhaps she couldn’t get air time with Caroline so she made nice with Danielle. I got a bad feeling about her. hmmm

  28. Hooked On Housewives says:

    I had a thought. (Oh Lord. Not another one) This season was supposed to reveolve around Ramona’s renewal. Let’s just pretend when Jillousy found out that everything wasn’t going to revolve around her she went into high gear. She formed her “alliance” with LuMann and Kellamity. Maybe she suggested that the three of them together could still be the stars (she really meant herself) of this seaon by bringing over the top drama. Their plot revolved around villifying Bethenny, having Kellamity play crazy and having LuMann reborn as the bodyguard bimbo. Sure. Their plan backfired big time. But… imagine if it had worked. Ramona and her renewal would have been seen as an afterthought. Just thinking out loud.

    • ridicurhony says:

      Hooked – it did a little bit more than backfire. How would you like to be Jillous now, looking like an ass with that plan failing, and then have to explain the outcome to Kellroid.

    • sbh says:

      I think everything she did to Bethenny stemmed from Jealousy induced revenge.

  29. Had Enough! says:

    Oh, this is too funny. Kikilet quoting Madeleine Albright, as though she knows who Madeleine Albright is (though I’m sure she’ll say they are great friends).

    RT @BabeRuthie: #ilovefemaleswho believe Madelaine Albright “There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t help other women.”

    So exactly how do you help other women, you stooooooooooopid bitch? By yelling at them when they are pregnant and have just lost a parent, calling them names and making up ridiculous stories about them? What exactly have you ever done for any other woman, except show up to an event where there are cameras? You are a serious fame whore if ever there was one and you won’t help anyone if you can’t get your name in lights.

    Don’t you just know that Kikilet is the kind who lets the dog shit all over the place and never picks it up? Can’t see her scooping poop. That’s IF she actually walks the dog. My guess is that she either has Jessie Bandy do it or if the hired help isn’t around, she lets the dog crap on the floor and leaves it there until Jessie Bandy comes back and cleans it up.

    • desertgal66 says:

      For God’s sake, Kelly, it’s Madeleine Albright, not Madelaine. Given that you probably send the woman unwelcome Christmas cards and the like just so you can claim to “know” her, you might want to learn to spell her name and pronounce her name correctly.

      I’m curious as to what “help” Kelly provides other women, as well. Beyond allowing Gilles to pay a nanny to watch her kids.

      • sophie says:

        Does Kelly actually send Christmas cards? I thought she NEVER put her name on ANYTHING.

  30. iceNfire says:

    OT – Does anyone have the link to Zarin Fabrics fake comment page? Deleted mine and going back through threads got to be too time consuming.

  31. DarkSonnet says:

    Jill needs to crawl down off that cross. We need the wood for the torches for Kelly.

    What a self centered piece of work. She’s mad because she views the VI experience as being dethroned as the “Queen of Mean”. For once, she was the one who needed to leave.

    How does it feel, Jillousy? Karma.

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @Dark Sonnet

      I’m not sure how Jillousy is feeling but I’m sure I heard a scream from somewhere deep down in the primordial ooze. Sounded like………..take me off the grillllll, I’m Donnnnne.

      • DarkSonnet says:

        ROTFL!! Primordial ooze is right! This might be the first time in her life that Jill has had any self awareness.

        She will rise again, sadly.

  32. wolverinedg says:

    Graciously accepting an apology does not mean that you now have to be BFFs with the person who apologized, nor does it commit you to have anything further to do with that person in the future. A couple of polite turn-downs for lunch will get the idea across pretty quickly.

  33. little rock says:

    to LOLO,
    i think what kelly MEANT to say was SYSTEMIC bullying. we all know how she bitch slaps the English language. it might be sad if she weren’t so mean. and so wrong about being bullied.

    • sophie says:

      For a self-pronounced “editor” and “writer,” it’s amazing to me how Kelly can not only butcher, but then proceed to skewer the English language.

  34. Amber...Real Housewife says:

    Lynn it’s official. Everyone is disgusted with the NewJersey cast. To keep any of them would be like splitting the baby. Can’t be done. You need to start the…

    PETITION TO RECAST RHONJ
    CLEAN HOUSE, START FRESH, NEW WIVES NEEDED!

    These women are all disposable. None can be salvaged. Dina, crazy cat lady…gone. Caroline, bossy mob lady…gone. Jacqueline, airhead ditsy wino…gone. Teresa, pimped out, money laundering prostitue…gone. Danielle…nuf said…gone.

    • iceNfire says:

      As viewers of Housewives (in general) I think it would be best to just ignore NJ much like we ignore Trolls

      • Amber...Real Housewife says:

        Everyone enjoys the housewives franchise. To see NJ become such a cesspool is disappointing. I am sure they could go to TOMS RIVER and find rich gals there.

        • Had Enough! says:

          Cesspools I can handle. Boring cesspools – no.

          Proving that it ain’t the drama that reels us in. There’s plenty of drama and conflict here. Still boring.

  35. celeste says:

    About RHONJ: I found it terribly stressful to watch. Danielle is evil, pure calculating evil for what she did last night and she scares the hell out of me. I will not be watching the NJ show again.

    • desertgal66 says:

      And what was the deal with the alleged Hell’s Angel? C’mon, Bravo. C’mon, Danielle. A real Angel would never behave that way at a charity function. That guy, whoever he was, was a complete fraud. Clue in, dude – the Brownstone isn’t Altamont, and Danielle sure isn’t Mick Jagger.

      • sophie says:

        I am an acquaintance of a Hell’s Angel…an old friend’s long term boyfriend. For years, I had no idea that I was spending every Christmas afternoon drinking Bloody Mary’s with one.

        Nicest guy in the world. Then one day, I was reading in the local paper about a huge sting in my area, and was shocked to see that out of all arrested, this guy was included, and the only one to wind up doing any actual time.

        He was very private, and never to my knowledge went around announcing to ‘society’ his involvment in this “organization.”

        He’d never have gone to a charity event acting like the fool on New Jersey.

        • desertgal66 says:

          Exactly.

          Granted, the Angels’ reputation is largely earned, but urban legend has exaggerated it, too.

          That said, though, to behave like that, at a function to raise money for a gravely ill child, in front of the stricken parents, while making sure the cameras captured the death’s head insignia for display on a nationally televised show? No way.

          • FredTheCatTravels says:

            Just wanted to add that my best friend’s brother is a Chaplan for the Hell’s Angels and a member. They do a lot of non profit and fund raising along with some of their shoddier things and would never have “Hells Angels” plastered on the back of a jacket.

    • Adios Lunatic says:

      I agree, Celeste. The venom just oozes out of her pores on the show and even more so on her blogs. That woman is one big mass of hate.

  36. hooked on reality says:

    First a comment on RHONJ
    I didn’t think “bodyguards” would sit with you at an event. I thought they would be walking around and scoping out the place for possible attacks. Also I thought the President only required 12 bodyguards. It looks like Danielle is “dating” that one guy because next week he is on the show with her again. What a catch!

    Comment on RHONY

    Jill says she got many comments about people reading her book this weekend, but I don’t see any commentors on Bravo or her facebook page writing that they read the book. Is this another attempt to sell her book again? Also she said this weekend on her twitter page that she is having a barbeque and she picked up some food from Citarelli’s, a gourmet food store. How much do you want to bet that she made a deal with the store to mention the name in return for a freebie. Why else would she mention the name?

    Thanks Lynn for this venting area!

    • I Can't Stand The Toxicity says:

      I read one comment over the weekend on Jill’s Facebook page about her book. One woman said she sent the book to Jill to be autographed and she never received the book back.

    • otaypanky says:

      Trust me. Citarella does not need her mention. They would refuse to serve her. It’s where everyone in the Hamptons go.

  37. kmuellfa says:

    I wonder when JZ was interviewed for that US weekly article. It’s dated today, and if she was interviewed after the reunion taping, she is as delusional as Kelly. There are no words to describe how much she disgusts me.

  38. A former Jill fan says:

    Bravo should just scrap NJ, OC and possibly Atlanta. Atlanta is too confrontational and I won’t watch it anymore if it continues in the same vein as before, but the ladies do interesting things.

    Just my opinion, but OC is now boring too and I’m not watching them anymore because all of the fighting the past 2 years.

    NY can still be interesting if they get rid of Jill and Kelly. We don’t need Jill’s kind of snarkiness and immorality and Kelly’s craziness. She’s a danger to others as well as herself.

    NJ is boring. The whole show does seem to revolve around Danielle.

  39. otaypanky says:

    HERE’S MY REVIEW OF ZARIN FABRICS! IT’S BEEN UP. DID NOT WANT TO POST KNOWING JILL TROLLS THIS SITE. POSTED THE SECOND TIME. THEY HAVE NEVER REMOVED IT.
    Your review
    BOYCOTT ZARIN FABRICS‎ – ‎ – 2010-05-28
    Jill Zarin would need to know if you have a big PP or a little PP as in big private plane or little private plane. Other discount fabric stores will cooperate in matching any and all prices if they are not already less than this fabric discounter. Go to MJ or the City Quilter for superior service without the attitude. Anyway, who wants to feed jills voracious appetite any longer…I will not.

    Edit – Delete
    Are you sure you want to delete this?
    There was an error deleting your review. Please try again later.

    • otaypanky says:

      seems as though someone did try to delete my two reviews..hmmm

      • Char12 says:

        Hmmmm Interesting. I wonder who in the world would have done such a despicable thing lol. You get 3 guesses and the first two don’t count 🙂

    • sophie says:

      I don’t know whether or not the pp that Bawwby hired to take Jill to Poison Island and surprise the girls was big or little….

      But since Jill seemed to think she could connive viewers into thinking she’d just traveled 9 hours on a private plane, needed a glass of water AND needed to pee…I’m guessing she was hooked up to a hang-glider. Private, of course.

  40. A former Jill fan says:

    I laughed out loud when I saw this:

    #June 01, 2010 – 3:45pm nikkid Says:
    Poor Jill Zarin. Once again, everyone is being mean to innocent Jill Zarin. Boo freaking Hoo. Jill, quit playing the victim and embarrassing yourself. Your selfish, attention-wh%#ing behavior makes you look like the worst jew alive. Go away. And note to Bobby: RUN!

    This was a comment left on this link re Jill:

    http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/jill-zarin-i-cried-for-three-days-after-crashing-ramonas-party-197031

    Boo freaking hoo indeed! LOL! 😛

    • UpperWestSideDude says:

      Did you see whee she said, “I’m here to make up with everybody!”? Bullh*t! She wasn’t there to make up with Alex. In fact, I read she was giving Alex nasty looks when the was sanding there with “hat in hand”.

  41. suebhoney0423 says:

    I must agree…NJ housewives are so boring and if it weren’t for Danielle then there would be no story. Having said that…I’m am NOT a fan of any of them especially Danielle.

    Danielle didn’t hurt the Manzo’s by her little drama-fest but she did hurt or at the very least, cause much stress to a family who must already be stressed to no end with a very sick baby on their hands. Disgusting behavior…just sick and gross. People like Danielle have their very own special place in hell. I won’t be seeing you there Danielle.

    Now that NY is wrapping up…I have to say…I just cannot wrap my head around the behavior of these women. I don’t know anyone who acts like Kelly, Jill or Danielle. Not a single person I worked with…no one in my community…certainly not any of my close friends or casual ones for that matter. I just can’t understand how anyone can get out of bed every morning and think that it’s okay to act the way they do. Kookoo Kelly may have the only excuse in that she is frickin’ insane and cannot be aware of just how off her rocker she is but Jill is just cold, jealous, caculating, manipulative, mean, a liar and just plain ugly. How does her husband not see this in his wife? I know love is blind and I really don’t think Jill gives blow jobs (maybe the obligitory type but not good ones!) so I don’t get it!! Their marriage must be one of utter convenience…no real love… Maybe that’s why she’s such a bitch…didn’t she say to marry for money in her stupid book rather than for love? In fact, when I think about it…the only time she speaks very highly of Baawwwbbbyyy is when he’s buying her a car or a $16k handbag that nobody really cares about…or she’s running to him in fake tears looking for sympathy.

    Not sure how I got off on that rant! Some of these people just really piss me off…

  42. UpperWestSideDude says:

    The bridge and tunnel housewives are very boring. To me, people like Teresa are nothing more than white trash with money. Anyway, this whole storyline has already been explored with the Sopranos and they were a sight more interesting than this lot.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I actually became Nauseous when Teresa said (about getting a tattoo) “Would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?”
      She used it again in her blog, I guess if you pay for a quick witty snippet, you ought to get your money’s worth. It certainly didn’t come from Teresa’s dim mind!

      • otaypanky says:

        T is going down the B road. just not funny, ironic, intelligent nor witty enough.

      • judgek says:

        @ Lynn…I agree! The first time I ever heard that comment was by Kim Kardashian. She made the same Bentley comment on the Wendy Williams Show earlier this year……Unfortunately, Teresa is not original at all!

  43. LynnNChicago says:

    BravoPR posted this last week after Thursday’s show: RHNYC Earned Monster Ratings! Sets Another Series Record With Over 2.5 Million Total Viewers.

    They would have gotten higher ratings if they kept cutting to the scenes of Jill crying for 2 days! That, I’d like to see!

    Nothing yet on Jersey numbers yet….no surprise there!

    • otaypanky says:

      that’s a high viewership for reality tv, but not a very high viewship in general. a network show would be cancelled with these numbers.
      of course, production is next to nothing and people do watch again and again.
      andy may be alot of things that some posters say he is, I don’t know. But, he is definitely Bravo’s Golden Boy as he should be. it’s business, not personal.

  44. A former Jill fan says:

    =====BRAVO!=====

    And it wasn’t because we like to watch Jill or Kelly either! it was because we wanted to see her get kicked off of the island! 😉

  45. CarrieCinKY says:

    I watch the NJ Housewives, & can’t stand Danielle. Personally, I wish they’d replace her and bring in ANOTHER housewife as well! I can’t stand watching Danielle self destruct any longer, I feel terrible for her 2 girls. I could just imagine how Christine felt with all that internet drama, she didn’t deserve that. Nothing good is coming out of it for Danielle…. her new book is fictional? WTF?
    Anyway…
    I hope that Bethenny accepts Jill’s apology JUST so Jill will leave her alone. B has been through so much, & has so much happiness in her life, she doesn’t need Jill drama. I hope her new show is a HIT & her books continue to fly off shelves… she’s my favorite of NY! Alex has also grown on me, she seems more “real” this season & she’s opened up a bit, esp. telling Jill how she REALLY felt about her, I was so proud of her!!!!
    I totally agreed with Ramona’s decision, Jill had her chance! I can’t STAND Jill… She just HAD to go there, didn’t she? She wasn’t the center of attention, and when she TRIED to be… she was turned away. Serves her right… and for her to turn around and say, “poor me, they were mean girls” just shows you how ignorant and childish she is. She really is stuck in a bubble, her and Kelly deserve each other. Ewww.

    • otaypanky says:

      they’d have nothing without danielle. she is the best actor on the show.

      • CarrieCinKY says:

        Danielle is an actor, you got that right! LOL

      • CarrieCinKY says:

        Danielle is an actor, that’s for sure! LOL

      • A former Jill fan says:

        I do agree with you that Danielle is a acting, but is not an actor per se. I mean, these women are not actors in the true sense of the word. Bravo does not give them scripts to use or tell them what to say or do. But, I do believe Danielle is deliberately acting a certain way to gain more attention. Unfortunately, I think she thinks she is just being “real”.

        • morning says:

          Agreed. I wish whomever it was way, way back (before she was trashed by another poster) would analyze her for us. Or any of the rest of you with your psych degrees.

  46. CarrieCinKY says:

    I watch the NJ Housewives, & can’t stand Danielle. Personally, I wish they’d replace her and bring in ANOTHER housewife as well! I can’t stand watching Danielle self destruct any longer, I feel terrible for her 2 girls. I could just imagine how Christine felt with all that internet drama, she didn’t deserve that. Nothing good is coming out of it for Danielle…. her new book is fictional? WTF?
    Anyway…
    I hope that Bethenny accepts Jill’s apology JUST so Jill will leave her alone. B has been through so much, & has so much happiness in her life, she doesn’t need Jill drama. I hope her new show is a HIT & her books continue to fly off shelves… she’s my favorite of NY! Alex has also grown on me, she seems more “real” this season & she’s opened up a bit, esp. telling Jill how she REALLY felt about her, I was so proud of her!!!!
    I totally agreed with Ramona’s decision, Jill had her chance! I can’t STAND Jill… She just HAD to go there, didn’t she? She wasn’t the center of attention, and when she TRIED to be… she was turned away. Serves her right… and for her to turn around and say, “poor me, they were mean girls” just shows you how ignorant and childish she is. She really is stuck in a bubble, her and Kelly deserve each other. Ewww.

  47. Kokuanani says:

    I can’t see her taking time away from Jason and Bryn to even have lunch with Jill!

    Oh, Lynn, you know that Redhaired Zombie would invite herself over to Bethenny’s house and “bring lunch.” Anything to get inside, get a glimpse of Bryn, and thereby acquire “bragging rights” forever.

    I hope Bethenny utilizes her power and keeps Jill away.

    BTW, note to Bethenny [I don’t know how to tweet] – you CAN have Jason do the 2 am or 5 am feedings if you express milk and let him give it to her. Also a good idea to get her used to the idea that milk can be provided by someone other than Mommy.

    • sophie says:

      There’s also a crucial time frame in which to accustom baby to a bottle nipple. If you wait too long, the baby will reject it. Oddly, they don’t seem to do the same with binkies.

      • sbh says:

        On the contrary,
        The nipple rejection you are referring to is the nipple on the breast. Feeding from a bottle is simple–it’s just easy sucking. Feeding from the breast requires a whole different kind of sucking, the nipple has to be held against the top part of the baby’s mouth, fully covering the milk ducts… it is harder because the milk has to be sucked out instead of a bottle which just flows easily. Without going into an entire Le-leche lesson here, suffice it to say the experts say to wait ten days after birth and make sure the baby knows how to latch on and suck before introducing other nipple forms (some who are especially careful will not even use a pacifier until then either).

    • morning says:

      I certainly wouldn’t be surprised if Jason has a strong opinion about how whether Jill re/enters their lives.

  48. Mbdea says:

    First, I do believe I found forum to dissect, discuss and theorize about the whole Housewife franchise. I am hooked.

    On the Danielle topic; as I recall she actually did tell this moronic father of the sick baby that she was not welcomed at the Brownstone when he announced the venue of this fundraiser. So, it seems clear. He knew.

    Second, thanks for so cleverly and eloquently putting into words what I felt all along about the Jersey Housewives.

    Danielle IS obsessed with the other women’s snubs. How needy to tell EVERYONE who would listen, “they called me garbage, they threw a table at me, they told everyone about the book, they did this to me, they did that, they hate me, they don’t like me…blah, blah, blah. This woman craves attention and goes from ridiculous to dangerous lengths to get it. What a train wreck.

    As for the rest, yeah, boring; ham wars –really? If they can’t recast RHONJ then they should consider changing the name to The Real Shitty Parents of New Jersey. Teresa, stop putting those ridiculous clothes and over-the-top bows on those little girls. As my mom would say, “they look like chickens going for their blessing.” It’s a Mexican saying and, euuwww, lost a lot in the translation but, believe me, in Spanish, it fits. Jacquiline, guns “weird” you out? Then why the hell are you going orgasmic when you hold and pose with each of them? And, why hasn’t anyone questioned WTF her husband has a cache of weapons and amo? That’s not strange? As for the husbands, what the hell does “juicy” mean? These men look like a cast of the Flintstones. Wonder what these meat-heads do for a living that they have these ostentatious homes…what do they do “legally” to afford that tacky stuff (aside from the Manzos)? Crap! I’m hooked enough to want to know.

    • degroohj says:

      Danielle wasn’t talking to the child’s father at the diner…she was talking to the baby’s uncle, who is the owner of the diner.

    • Susanna says:

      Hi there Mbdea. Not sure if you’re new but since I don’t comment much I will say welcome. But hey, as far as the weapons go, don’t balk. A LOT of folks do in fact have a stash! Over the past six+ months when I was paying more attention to politics and the crazies that really seem to be coming out of the woodwork since the 08 election, I finally asked my husband just how much ammo we had that went along with his moderate (I think) collection of hunting rifles and a few handguns. Well, he told me we had enough for a small army! I was surprised, but also strangely comforted by that fact. I am not an alarmist and never have been, but frankly, there is an increasingly hate filled segment in US society combined with an alarming increase in hate talk, militias, and media manipulation (gee, where do we know that from?) of the entire situtation (all in the name of profits BTW). Even though we live on about 7 acres of rural land we are still an hour or so south of DC. Well, being no wallflower myself, I can tell you there is certainly not going to be any gang of anybody that comes on my property and tells me what to think or believe in my politics, religion, or any of the freedoms I enjoy in this country. So please understand, a great many people are simply hunting and collecting enthusiasts (like my hub). Doesn’t mean the other kind don’t exist but it’s not fair to stereotype.

      I’ve also read folks stereotyping about tattoos. C’mon! Again, some folks are just enthusiasts that don’t take it overboard or become obsssessed. I have two myself that I only got because of very significant beliefs or events in my life. Mine don’t show unless I want them to! I thought Joe’s tatt work was charming. He is obviously proud of his family and his girls as most fathers should be. That’s just one way that he shows it. I know quite a few folks that have had the same done for births or deaths and they do so out of a great deal of “heart.” It think it’s wonderful that Joe would like more kids! It sure beats the folks that bitch constantly about what they’ve had to give up and sacrifice for the ones they do have! I’m not saying that I endorse their lifestyle or their parenting skills, btw.

      You guys were all correct to pick up on the Hell’s Angel (alledgedly the Prez of the NY Chapter? – all I saw was the New York rocker on the bottom). I belong to a motorcycle Club myself and have for over five years. We are not a 1% outlaw club like HA’s (actually we are all firefighters from around the world – 2nd only to the Blue Knights – cops). I am a full member having been a FF/Paramedic myself. There is no “property of” crap for women in our type of club. We do, however, co-exist with 1% outlaw clubs in our community. But I know for a god honest fact that NO Prez would EVER have a set of colors that clean!!!! That is actually laughable and I can’t wait to show it to the hub (who is the Prez of our chapter!). And there is no way in hell any MC club (esp 1%er’s) would ever lay down their own set and put on some clean set for a TV show! They would be kicked out instantly for dishonoring their entire club!! As far as that guy being an actor who was given a set, I don’t know. They cannot be ordered off a website! We have a custom embroiderer do ours. That’s not to say that a costume dept of a network couldn’t have a set done, or pull them from props. But I can absolutely, positively, 110% guarantee you that what you saw was bullshit. Those guys gotta run for a year, often more, with a club as a hang around, then as a propect before they are even accepted as a member (when they finally get the rockers beyond the center patch). It’s even way more time before they would ever make Prez!!! Sorry, but I just cannot get over how fake that was (the jacket didn’t have any “wear” on it either!)

      I have been thinking a great deal about the answer.com link and the Salon article link that I read that goes more in depth about what Bravo is doing with and manipulating with these shows. After reading those and witnessing the past few episodes of RHoNYC and NJ, beyond the entertainment (jaw on floor) aspect, I’m really not sure what to think about watching these going forward.

      Lynn, props to you! Found you on Hub pages and went through all of your older posts and continue to follow you today. Your blog is my jumping off point, as it were, because your posters are fantastic as well, both in their insight and all the great links they post. Ya’ll are the best! Mbdea, please don’t take offense, I only mean the best in giving another perspective 🙂

      ps – does anyone else see that Danielle had even more platic surgery and now looks even more ridiculous (her mouth is starting to look like the “joker”) Gawd, I may have to stop watching just because of that! She is downright hideous!

  49. iceNfire says:

    Maybe the Manzo brats + Ashley would fit in better with the “Jersey Shore” kids. Why are they on Housewives? Why are Teresa small children on Housewives? Bravo blew it big time, this is NOT a Housewives cast. Scrap the whole damn show!

    • upperwestsidedude says:

      The reason they have included the children is because they don’t have enough material to keep the storyline interesting with just the wives. Teresa annoys me to no end. She has absolutely no taste and her house is the epitome of nouveau riche. Someone should enlighten her on the finer points of “less is more”.

      • morning says:

        Actually, her furnishings look a little sparse, as if they built the house but can’t really afford to furnish it but then maybe I haven’t looked closely enough or don’t share her taste
        (ya think?)

        • upperwestsidedude says:

          Perhaps you are right and I am distacted by all of the gaudy accoutrements. Of course, nothing rivals Dina’s house…

  50. ridicurhony says:

    omg, new ad on bravo – which one of us is going to rush out and get the bravo DVD of RHONJ??

    suebhon -I don’t know anyone who acts like Kelly, Jill or Danielle. Not a single person I worked with…no one in my community…certainly not any of my close friends or casual ones for that matter.

    geez, I think I’m hanging out in the wrong places in the usa, then. I’ve run across plenty of Kellys, Jills and Danielles in 5 different states!

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @ridicurhony

      I haven’t run across them in 5 states but I have darn well run across them in at least 5 towns in Massachusetts.

    • suebhoney0423 says:

      lol! I’m sorry ridi! Maybe I have met people with those types of traits and immediately cut them out of my life…I dunno! I would just rather hang out with normal and nice people!

      My ex mother in law was a doosey!! That was like a 2 for 1 when I got rid of him!! 🙂

  51. A former Jill fan says:

    Now that’s funny otay! LOL! 😉

    Jill has been cleaning up the comments section. I remember seeing commentors whole names before…wink, wink!

    I googled zarin fabrics and in the google results clicked on “12 reviews” and this link came up (it shows your review otay):

    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=10402855707318571008&q=zarin+fabrics&gl=us&view=feature&mcsrc=detailed_reviews&num=10&start=0&ved=0COoBELUF&sa=X&ei=0XMFTJ21JYfejAOkoJzdCA

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    Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 By Maria – May 28, 2010
    Jill Zarin would need to know if you have a big PP or a little PP as in big private plane or little private plane. Other discount fabric stores will cooperate in matching any and all prices if they are not already less than this fabric discounter. Go to MJ or the City Quilter for superior service without the attitude. Anyway, who wants to feed jills voracious appetite any longer…I will not.‎
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    Web Shopping‎

    Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 By Tracy L. – Feb 25, 2009
    Good: The follow with the emails and the free swatches.. Bad: Too much to choose from.. Improvements: Everything was great, as far as my online purchase. If I had to make an improvement it would be to have more descriptions with the fabric …‎
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    Best prices‎

    Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Deborah C. – Dec 1, 2008
    We have bought fabric here for the past 17 yrs. No where else will you find this vast selection or anyone that can beat their prices. The sales staff is the best . …‎
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    not open on Saturdays‎‎

    Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 By Emily – Apr 26, 2008
    I just called the number listed and they are NOT open on Saturday’s. Although the the listing on this website claims that they are open on Saturdays. Usually the google web listings are correct but it is always a good idea to check.‎
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    WOW! So many to choose from and amazing…‎

    Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Ally S. – Aug 9, 2007
    How can they sell the same EXACT fabric as D and D but for a fraction of price. I was lucky obviosuly they had what I wanted in stock but did not expect to save so much moeny too. The help there were smart and educated with the yardage I …‎
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    Zarin Fabrics‎

    Rated 3.5 out of 5.0 Oct 22, 2006
    Zarin Fabric Warehouse on the Lower East Side is a 3-floor fabric wonderland stocked with thousands of styles of upholstery and drapery fabrics and a huge selection of trimmings and window hardware. They also carry ready-made drapery and …‎
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    stunning brocades‎

    Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Racheline M. – Jun 4, 2006
    This is a fantastic fabric store that is mostly geared towards interior designers. Fabrics are mainy heavy and appropriate for upholstery and drapes. However period costumers will be in heaven here — lots of gorgeous brocades begging to …‎
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    BEST selection of Upholstery and Drapery…‎

    Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By jill s. – May 22, 2006
    They have 3 floors. Each very organized. Main floor georgous furniture and gifts and accessorie.s I bought my mothers and fathers day gifts even though I came for fabric! Awesome selection of designer fabrics at 5 and up a yard. …‎
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    Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 By Susan L. – Sep 7, 2005
    Harry Zarin Fabric Warehouse has a extremely huge selection of different fabrics and supplies. You could buy fabrics to make curtains, re-upholsterie furniture, pillow cases, and clothing. The pricing are pretty reasonable and the even sell …‎
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    For Creative and Designer Minds‎

    Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 By Alice W. – Aug 16, 2005
    Harry Zarin is a large fabric store located in the Lower East Side. It has a HUGE selection of fabric and supplies. It’s a great place for those making upholsteries and designing clothing. My mom who’s a seamstress frequents this place …‎
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    Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 By Susan L. – Aug 15, 2005
    Harry Zarin is a great place to go if you are looking for fabrics. They have everything you could possibly be looking for, whether its fabrics to make clothing or fabrics for furniture. This store is practically the only one left on the …‎
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    Harry Zarin Fabric Warehouse‎
    This circa 1936 warehouse, which takes up an entire city block, buys direct from the mills and elsewhere to offer steep discounts on luxurious designer fabrics. Favorites: silk and cotton velvet. …‎
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    *****************************
    But when I went to Zarin fabrics website and clicked on customer comments, this came up:

    http://www.zarinfabrics.com/customer_reviews.aspx

    They had cleaned up (or tried to) the reviews and changed some of the names. I’d seen it before, and sure some of you all had too…

    By Christine H. | March 12, 2010 4:45 PM EST:I just wanted to take this opportunity to express what a great job and pleasure it has been dealing with Judy. For starters, Crowe became a customer of Zarin Fabrics because I am an avid
    watcher of the “Housewives of New York City” (so I guess the show does generate some business for you). Judy came to our office with a wealth of knowledge regarding assisting us with sheers and verticals for our space. She advised what would work based on what we were trying to accomplish and sent us plenty of gorgeous patterns to choose from.She spent the time toexplain our options and why something would not work (if that were the case) and was pleasant in doing so. Our verticals have been delivered and we are quite please with them thus far. We look forward to continuing to do business with Judy as our business grows.

    Christine H.

    Crowe Horwath LLP

    By Lisa S. | June 02, 2009 2:23 PM EST:This note is long overdue, but nonetheless, I’m writing to let you know about the wonderful experience I had doing business with Zarin Fabrics. After having had horrible past experiences with both Beckenstein and Gracious Homes, I decided to try Zarin. My design consultant was Emre Kaya and from the beginning of the process right up to the end, he provided EXCELLENT customer service. I’m not in the fabric business nor do I know much about draperies, which is what I was seeking. Not only did he take the time to come to my apartment, (which is on the Upper East Side), to access the situation, but he also explained the differences to me among the different types of pleats, offered me a few different design options and pointed me in the right direction in terms of the type of fabric best suited for the style I was interested in. He was always available by phone and I got a sense that he truly cared about customer satisfaction and the finish product. Finally, I had about a three week deadline to have these drapes installed. At first I was very skeptical as to whether or not they’d be up in time for my sister’s engagement party, but Emre made it happen. The end result is so elegant, simple and beautiful that my apartment should be featured in a design magazine! Just like my business, I’m sure your business is extremely competitive, but one of the many things, which set Zarin apart, is the excellent customer service. As a person who never stays with one style for too long. I will be using Emre and Zarin again for a long time to come, along with recommending your service to friends & family.Thanks again.Sincerely Lisa Sanseverino

    By Racheline M. | June 04, 2006 5:45 PM PST:
    This is a fantastic fabric store that is mostly geared towards interior designers. Fabrics are mainy heavy and appropriate for upholstery and drapes. However period costumers will be in heaven here — lots of gorgeous brocades begging to be made into frock coats or corsets. Many of these things can easily cost $30 a yard or more, but it’s worth it. The service is also really good.

    Alice M. | August 17, 2005 1:39 AM PST:
    Harry Zarin is a large fabric store located in the Lower East Side. It has a HUGE selection of fabric and supplies. It’s a great place for those making upholsteries and designing clothing. My mom who’s a seamstress frequents this place to buy fabric to make pillow cases, curtains, and even clothing. The price on the fabrics are inexpensive. They even sell ready made curtains and upholsteries as well. This place has many fabrics and texture.

    Susan L.| August 16, 2005 3:03 AM PST:
    Harry Zarin is a great place to go if you are looking for fabrics. They have everything you could possibly be looking for, whether its fabrics to make clothing or fabrics for furniture. This store is practically the only one left on the lower east side and has been in business for as long as I can remember. The store itself is huge and you can easily spend half the day there looking at fabrics.

    By jill S., Network | Posted 5/22/06 at 7:23 pm:
    They have 3 floors. Each very organized. Main floor georgous furniture and gifts and accessorie.s I bought my mothers and fathers day gifts even though I came for fabric! Awesome selection of designer fabrics at 5 and up a yard. Pillows, hardware trim . I am a designer and hate D and D. Too big,,to epensive and too rude. Zarin staff friendly, educated and generous. Offered free parking and helped cary my packages to car. WHo does that anymore?

    By Susan L., Network | Posted 9/7/05 at 11:41 am:
    Harry Zarin Fabric Warehouse has a extremely huge selection of different fabrics and supplies. You could buy fabrics to make curtains, re-upholsterie furniture, pillow cases, and clothing. The pricing are pretty reasonable and the even sell ready made curtains if you don’t want to make them yourself. This store is practically the only one left in the lower east side.

    Carin G. | Sent 5/30/06 at 11:40pm: As a person in the business, I know that all too often we do not get feedback, so since Judy was so helpful, I thought I would send her a picture of the outcome of our “joint venture.” She was absolutely right about the amount of material required and the trim worked beautifully. I hope to be back soon.

    “My initial interest in sewing came from a fascination with upholstering and subsequently, upholstery. Through my research I found out that the Lower East Side of Manhattan is the “upholstery district”. The stores are fewer now and more spread out but thank goodness that Harry Zarin’s is still around!

    Downstairs is a very pretty storefront (the entrance at 318 Grand) with a HUGE selection of books to browse – they seem to specialize in Kravet. So, if you don’t find what you want on the floor browse through the books, although I think there are certain purchasing minimums (like a bolt) when they special order.

    Further downstairs into the basement is BZI upholstery supplies – they sell all sorts of stuff for the serious upholsterer, from intense staple guns to tacking tape and, well, everything. Very helpful as well”.

    “I heard about Harry Zarin from a friend. It was more amazing than I could have imagined. There was so much to choose from and the staff was very helpful. I will tell all my friends.”
    Robin Schambach
    New York City

    Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM-7PM, Fri 9AM-6PM, Sunday 10AM-6PM

    The Upholstery Hardware department closes at 6:00 PM

    Closed Saturday

    Zarin Home Corp 314 Grand Street New York, New York 10002

  52. boston02127 says:

    Lynn~
    let……..me………tell………you…….something
    Great Blog! That was my imatitation of Caroline.

    .
    great posts too guys
    Hi Hooked, welcome back 🙂

  53. LynnNChicago says:

    An interview with the producer of Lumann’s video… Almost not worth clicking on, but he talks about the video being “leaked” which I think was all bull! Leaked right into the hands of Perez Hilton, I bet! I doubt he would even post it, Luann isn’t a big enough celeb for him.

    http://bit.ly/9AX2OE

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @LynnNChicago.

      We all know that Jillousy is willing to steal the spotlight from anyone just to be “first.” Jillousy is probably somewhere tweeting “I released that video first. I was a silent partner in Lumann’s video. ME. ME. ME., Jill Zarin. Jill Zarin. Jill Zarin” I am a playa.

      • Char12 says:

        I still say that video is trashy. She’s singing about elegance when she’s half dressed and pawing and being pawed by a bunch of men. It’s a contradiction to the title if you ask me.

    • pixytrixter says:

      This video was actually a might disturbing. She was walking around like a vamped up granny correcting everyone’s bad behavior and looking like a tartlett. She was stuffed into that corset so tight she was like a singing sausage. Give her a giant hot dog bun and I might have thought I was at the movies.

  54. A former Jill fan says:

    Jill is out of control! LOL! She provides us with so much evidence herself when she tries to cover up what she has done!

    If i remember correctly, her these people had left reviews at zarin fabrics:

    her dad, David zarin, Ally Shapiro…

    but the names have been changed now.

  55. otaypanky says:

    Houewives New Jersey minus Danielle

    The ham game
    fat chuckie
    cute little girls with cute little outfits
    zen-ed out dina with cats
    shop suits at barney’s
    births
    an 18 yr old porking a 22 yr old

    Yes, Danielle is an actor and the only interesting part of the show…it is a show you know. highly scripted.
    these broads are thanking danielle for their fifteen minutes. trust me.

  56. misty'smom says:

    So, let me get this straight. Danielle goes to Danny for “protection” because after all, the Manzo’s are REALLY anxious to promote the whole mob thing and are REALLY going to carry out an attack in front of the cameras. And by the way, I really must say that Danny is a great choice. Check him out–He is Frodo with a seventies vibe. Which actually makes sense as when he went into “the joint” his haircut was in style!
    How much do you want to bet that one of his many tattoos is a girl’s face on his back, so his “buddies” in prison had something to look at! Frodo is not going to be able to intimidate anyone, so he has to get his ‘fellowship” of Hell’s Angels and various low grade thugs to back him up. He has the mouth, they have the muscle? And, now, just to ensure people “PAY ATTENTION, PULLHEASE” we also incorporate Kim G, who is the self declared “REAL QUEEN OF FRANKLIN LAKES” and “EVERYONE IN THE TOWN KNOWS HER AS A CLASSY WOMAN” but suddenly she is getting a kick from slumming it and by the end of the evening is clearly entertaining a sick fantasy of Frodo climbing up her legs shouting “F-it, I’m gonna tear this up”. (Sorry if that is just too graphic for you all, but seriously—that woman wanted some Hobbit style lovin’! I’m just sayin’!!!!
    And ALL of this is going down while a baby’s life hangs in the balance and some truely classy people are trying to help.
    Did I miss anything—I would hate to think I had the wrong impression here. I think I may be with Caroline on this one—As The Stomach Turns.

    • suebhoney0423 says:

      You didn’t! And a very amusing recap!!

      Did anyone notice how embarrassed Miss Kim “G” looked while standing outside with the ho bag and her ho bag protector?

      I couldn’t even make out what he was saying and I think other than F bombs and calling Christopher a F…..t…..but Kim G was just looking a more than a little nervous and embarrassed. She was just looking at the ground like OMG…what did I get myself into. Hopefully she learned a valuable lesson and will choose her “friends” more carefully in the future. She seems like she could be a nice lady…

      • Char12 says:

        I don’t know about Kim G being embarrassed Suebhoney at all. I think she wanted to be on tv and this was how she did it. Why didn’t she tell Dirty D and Wiseguy Wannabee that the surprise Chris said they were in for was that they were over dressed instead of letting them think the surprise was that there wasn’t a table for them? She let them think the worst instead of calming them down by telling them the truth. I don’t think she’s to be trusted either.

        • Susanna says:

          Hey Char, I’d be right there with your thinking also but watch again. I seems like they cut a part before they show where Kim G is looking uncomfortable. I’ve noticed this type of thing before in episodes. The person isn’t standing or sitting exactly where they were, or their drink is all of a sudden half drained, etc. I’ve been watching backgrounds and such for clues like this lately. Mostly cause I think we’re getting chumped. Not sympathy for the players tho, especially not Danielle. They signed on for the crap and most are manipulating it for all they can!

          BTW, I read in another post where someone pointed out what was in front of Kelly as she was calling Jill from St. John. There was an instant type camera, a pen and what looked like a notepad or card size papers. I also reviewed the morning after show where Kelly is leaving in the Jeep as everyone else is waking up. It’s only her and the driver. No one else in the Jeep. But damn if that USWeekly article didn’t at least quell some of the burning curiosity about some of what happened “off” camera. Now we know – the bitch did flip out – and they asked and arranged for her to leave. Thank God! I don’t know if Bravo can redeem themselves after watching these two completely disgraceful messes but at least they recognized real psycho when they saw it!

  57. A former Jill fan says:

    Shoot fire! Just when things are getting good I have to go get dinner! Ugh!

    Talk with you all later! 🙂

  58. Olivia says:

    Okay, you guys are going to hate me but I think this stuff is all made up.

    There is a scene on one of the last episodes that shows Jill and Lu Ann dining together in that Japanese restaurant. The only purpose of that scene is the set up for Jill to fly down to the island unannouced. Nothing else happens in that scene with the exception of Lu Ann cautioning her against it.

    So Bravo knew up front she was planning on being there. They filmed it!

    In the meantime we were watching a “breakdown” taking place that sent shudders through the rest of us. We have been told had much worse it was off camera. So the emotional level had been ramped up and we were supposed to believe that no one told the remaining cast members of Jill’s unannounced arrival?

    Another tip off is that when she does arrive, how convenient that all 4 cast members were seated side by side getting pedicures. They could as easily been scattered throughout the mansion taking a nap or on the beach. But instead, they were positioned for the cameras to film their reaction one by one.

    With all the Kelly drama that had just transpired, along with a vulnerable newly pregnant cast member who had just buried her father and who may have had a severe reaction to more stress arriving in the person of Jill, are we to accept that this was a “spontaneous” eruption?

    And something else that is kind of funny. Remember in that scene with Jill and Lu Ann in the restaurant Jill alludes to the fact that the trip had increased from 5 to 7 days. This may account for Kelly leaving earlier than the others as she may have only planned on being away for the original 5 days being that she has kids at home.

    Some of this stuff just niggles.

  59. Adgirl says:

    Great news Countless and Kelly! Al Gore is getting a divorce. Maybe Kelly can teach him a little about mopping up oil spills or LuLu can seduce him with her singing.

    • Kat says:

      After watching RHONY and meeting Jill, Kellamity and Lulu, Gore pens a new book, “A Calculated Truth”

  60. desertgal66 says:

    Personally, I’m just hoping that Jill gets called out on Amazongate and Babygate at the reunion. I fully expect that Bethenny will smile and nod if Jill offers an “apology”, just to get Jill to shut up.

    Amazongate, especially, involved a private citizen who was attacked by Jill for no other reason than she didn’t think that Jill’s “get him hard to soften his wallet” advice was so hot. For that, Jill needs to be hauled onto the carpet, and to make a public apology to A. Chandler for her behavior. A. Chandler isn’t a housewife. She didn’t sign up for Jill’s abuse. JILL approached HER to read the book-she didn’t ask Jill for a copy.

    I doubt Jill will confess and recant, but I’m hoping.

  61. TLM says:

    An Open Letter to Jill Zarin:

    I guess we aren’t really friends anymore. If you were really my friend, you would have thought of me first and only me. I thought we were friends but you chose someone else over me. I thought we were friends, but I see now where you draw the line. You aren’t really my friend.

    Sound familiar Jill?

    You are an insufferable, whining, instigating, self-centered person who, YES, needs a hobby other than picking fights with people. That was the COMPLETE STATEMENT Bethenny said, and it is as true today as it was when she said it months ago.

  62. happymouth3 says:

    Jill just responded to a question on her facebook, the person said that they had heard that Jill was not returning season.
    Response from Jill:
    Jill Zarin No one has been invited back but I have said I don’t know if I want to come back. A lot of things go into that decision..we will see!

    • Had Enough! says:

      Oh please, please, please ms. z – do not be fucking with my head like this – please get a fucking clue – you are not wanted – no one wants you – and this show is really, really, really bad for you – please do as you advised kelly last year – get off the show and try to repair your reputation – you have a whole private life to deal with – a sick daughter, a sick stepson, a husband, a business, your charity work – and who knows, maybe you even have some friends – hard to imagine, but hey it could be – so please go back to your private life and we will all be better off….

      can’t believe your sister, mother, husband, and daughter haven’t tried to tell you the same thing many times

      please go
      please go
      and take that ugly dog with you

      • DarkSonnet says:

        Remember the neighborhood kid who used to pull the wings off insects, fry ants with his magnifying glass, etc.? Sort of specialized in various modes of torture?

        Well, that’s Jill. She is torturing us with the hope/dream that she will “choose” not to come back. Pure fantasy.

        She is only laying groundwork in case they don’t ask her to return. She will be kicking and clawing to return to the show.

        Also, remember when Bawby insisted that he had only heard Jill say “good things”? I have heard of tone deaf, but is there such a thing as “Crone Deaf”? If so, I think he has a major deficit going on there.

    • ridicurhony says:

      snaps for scooping this! could be good news

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @happymouth3

      Is this where everyone starts begging Jillousy to please come back next season? Is this where she posts on her facebook or twitter thanking all her fans for the support? I think not.
      Note to Jill: You are almost the single driving force causing people to turn away from RHWONYC. Can you say f*ck me? You Dumb Drag Queen. (oh sorry, that’s LuMann)

      • happymouth3 says:

        Hooked,
        You always make me smile !

        • anniieee says:

          oh hooked I missed you… How was your weekend with your sister. Welcome back. You always make me laugh and smile. 🙂

          • Hooked On Housewives says:

            @happymouth n anniieee

            glad I can make you smile ’cause you all make me LOL….

      • A former Jill fan says:

        Well, shoot! i was just about cooled off after cooking and heating up the house with the oven when I saw your post and started laughing. Now, I’m all hot again! 😛

      • Just a Commoner says:

        hooked, that’s exactly her M.O. Threaten to take her stupid ball and go home so that everyone will fall all over themselves begging her not to do it. “No, no, no, Jill, don’t go! We LOOOOOVE you. We NEEEEEEED you. We are NOTHING without you. Please, let us kiss your feet and lick your nostrils! You can be the boss of us FOREVER, we PROMISE!!!!”

    • Char12 says:

      Or she may come back just to piss us all off lol.

  63. hooked on reality says:

    Wasn’t that skating party a joke? I think Jill planned in order to highlight her skating routine in her skating outfit. What mature adult would have a party and clear off a section of a public skating rink in order to have the world watch her skate? I would have had more respect for her if she rented the rink out for kids in need. I was brought up to give during the holidays. Her invitation should have read as follows:
    Please come and watch me skate and fall on my a** wearing a pink tutu. I bet she was so angy that Bravo aired that fall. I bet she asked them to retake that scene.
    Oh, it is just too funny thinking about it. Karma is beautiful, isn’t it?

    • Had Enough! says:

      Hooked, you are the best. I think the fact that they aired that, not to mention Andy’s brilliant mash-up of THE BOOK THE BOOK THE BOOK – suggests that Bravo and Andy are fed up with her. I’ll bet they deliberately didn’t tell BRAS that QUEEN BITCH was on the way because they wanted to see her get shut out or told off. Unfair to BRAS, for sure, but worth it to see someone give her the long overdue FUCK OFF YOU BITCH. Alex tried, oh she did, and I love her for that and always will. But Alex alone didn’t stand a chance. No, it took four strong, beautiful women to get rid of Jill ZAAAAAAARIN.

      So we are hundreds – no thousands – of strong, beautiful women and I say it is time to march on 30 Rock! Aux armes, citoyens!

      (Hooked – how’s your knitting? You can be our Madame DeFarge…).

      • degroohj says:

        I think originally Jill thought that this “holiday party” would be the group event that is usually shown for the season finale…or at least she planned it that way. Too bad she didn’t count on half the cast not showing up to support her!

      • Hooked On Housewives says:

        @Had Enough…I find this appropraite:

        “Yes,” answered Madame Defarge; “I have a good deal to do.”

        “What do you make, madame?”

        “Many things.”

        “For instance–”

        “For instance,” returned Madame Defarge, composedly, “shrouds.” (this is ominous, because shrouds represent burial cloths…for the upcoming slaughter)”

        Come on girls. Lets slaughter someone. (I have to attribute this part of the quote to me).

  64. ridicurhony says:

    Olivia,
    lol. I think there’s a bravo ‘team’ with Jill and a bravo ‘team’ on the island. I think they have cell phones and walkie/talkie each other about the housewives movements.
    Like, I think if one housewife wants to call another, the bravo ‘teams’ communicate to get each side set up for filming.

    but really, I think team Jill just told her it’d be a great idea for her to ‘surprise’ the others, egged her on, checked with the team there for the timing (of the manicures) to get Jill there at the right time (like pete, do you copy? hold the boat for an hour, they’ll be ready at 6, roger that, we’ll hold her here and then we got a go on surprise, go on surprise), and let er rip!

    I read somewhere else today supposedly from someone who worked in reality tv who said don’t believe for one second that any of this is real… I just think the dumbfounded looks on their faces when they heard Jill – like a horn – was a real reaction.

    • upperwestsidedude says:

      I think the producers help set up the “island ambush” unbeknownst to Ramona, Bethenny, Alex, and Sonja. So I agree, that was a real reaction from all.

      • A former Jill fan says:

        I don’t think anyone connected with Bravo actually helped to set up the ambush. Bravo production team tapes what’s going on the day that they’re filming and Bravo decides what gets shown on tv. that dinner with jill and luann was just too good an opportunity for drama and possibly to show that Jill was mainly concerned about herself and not that concerned about Kelly and what the other ladies had gone through with Kelly. Just thinking about herself again. It definitely was dramatic to include that in the show.

        It isn’t the production team’s job to warn anybody that Jill was coming to the island. They’re there to just tape everything that goes on.

        In my opinion, calling these women actors is letting the ones behaving badly to get away with their bad behavior. If we called Jill an “actor” going strictly by a script that was written by writers and that she had to read and learn and say and act in front of the cameras, then we’re letting her get away with her bad behavior. Why are we calling her out at all if she’s just an actor? If she’s just an actor spouting lines from a script, then we all need to just close up shop and go do something else. LOL!

        But even though I believe she’s not an actor and that the show isn’t scripted, she very well could be acting badly to bring more drama to the show.

        • Olivia says:

          It still does not explain why the producers were not concerned about Bethenny’s pregnancy considering what she had just gone through the night before.

          It would seem to me that they would be somewhat liable for any serious reaction she may have suffered as a result of this “ambush”. It was clear in some scenes she had to rest.

          She was extremely emotional and some scenes showed her on the verge of tears. Why would they risk a real chance of her freaking out as Jill walked in unannounced?

          This is where my skepticism keeps kicking in.

          • ridicurhony says:

            maybe former jill fan is right – maybe all they do is keep the cameras rolling all day long and happen to catch all the stuff goin down and don’t get involved.

            and maybe the camera crews are ‘normal’ like us and had NO IDEA Kelly would be needing a straightjacket, or understand what would happen when Jill showed up. But like some other poster said in another blog here, these women all signed up for this crap, bravo isn’t responsible for ALL of it.
            JILL IS. hahahaha. It’s her fault – blame her. She knew Kells was bonkers, knew it was a bad idea to go, could care less about stress it would cause Beth and still did it anyway. Who the hell would think that moment (after Kelly went ape) would be the right moment for the stressful task of making up. JILL.

          • A former Jill fan says:

            that is a good point Olivia and I think falls into that category of responsibility. I think a lot of fans of the show have let Bravo know how they feel about some of these situations, especially in regard to Bethenny. I guess a lot of tv producers will push for more drama with little regard to ethics. Ultimately it is up to viewers to let them and the sponsors know what we want to see and what we think is ethically appropriate in some cases.

            Before this trip, I don’t think it ever occurred to me that Kelly could have a mental/health/drug problem at all. I thought she was just a snotty bitch with bad communication skills! That something was wrong with her became very clear during this trip. I think there has been a lot of viewer outrage and communication sent to Bravo over it, too. I know i wrote several times about it.

            I feel that producers did step in by asking Kelly to leave. I doubt they would have stood by and watched kelly physically attack Bethenny, although i’m sure the psychological effect was tough on her too with the at-risk pregnancy and her father’s death. I think that’s why they kept a close eye on kelly afterwards and then escorted her off the island.

        • ridicurhony says:

          yes, lets not call them actors – they are posers at best

          • anniieee says:

            But WAIT…. Kelly said it was acting..remember (she sure as hell doesn;t) opps typing in the dark

    • Had Enough! says:

      And don’t let her near a bathroom. Don’t let her near a glass of water. For nine hours. Got that? Good! We want to be sure she has something to kvetch about afterwards.

  65. otaypanky says:

    Personally, I think Lynn is a genius. Lynn, you picked the only actor in all these series that actually deserves dumping on. JILL ZARIN. No matter how scripted, this common, grammatically incorrect, trash talkin’, loud, crass, egocentric. lying, diabolical, manipulative, low life, bully, delusional, pshychopathic, entitled, domineering, threatening, deceiving, fraudulent, libelous, cold hearted, calculating, married man porking, dog abusing, career destroying, haser, opinionated, tasteless, classless, beggar of a human being SUCK BIG TIME AND IS SO DESERVING OF ALL REJECTION!
    TADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  66. otaypanky says:

    SHOULD SAY:
    human being is, she sucks big time and is so……………………….

    • couchon says:

      Otaypanky, yes Lynn got it right. She picked this hot mess from the bottom of the barrel.I hate Jillzilla more today than I did in the early days of the LynnnChicago -I Hate Jill Zarin blog. Just like Mario and Ramona except they substitute love and a white dress. The depths of my hate grows deeper as Jillzilla plays the victim and talks about the mean girls not welcoming her. BTW- Does Kellamity know that systematic bullying is planned-that’s why it is systematic? Does she know even a little bit about this or does she just get some gummi bears and start the camera? I guess she gets a free pass because of her nautical episode.

      • ridicurhony says:

        ok, can someone please explain ‘hot mess’ to me. I am not hip, savvy or w/e with current speak. I looked it up in the urban dictionary two days ago, but didn’t get a definition that seems to make sense within the context(s) I’m seeing it used.

        • desertgal66 says:

          “Hot mess” is a Southern term – a genteel alternative for “steaming pile of crap”.

          • ridicurhony says:

            ok, well that’s what I thought, but they got that wrong then on urban dict. hahahhaha

  67. hooked on reality says:

    I am not sure if Jill frequently answers questions on facebook, but the fact that she responded to the ? regarding her coming back next season speaks volumes. Perhaps she is fishing for fans to request her back. Lets see how many people respond to this on her social networks

    • A former Jill fan says:

      thanks for that info hooked, you’re right–she hardly ever replies and must be fishing…
      back to cooking…

      • Char12 says:

        She probably had someone ask it herself so she could see what kind of comments she gets and see if people really want her gone or not. lol

    • DarkSonnet says:

      I hope she has Workmen’s Comp for little Darren Zarin, her trusty assistant.

      There’s no way he is going to avoid Carpal Tunnel Repetitive Delete Syndrome.

    • Satchels of Jelly Beans says:

      That was my first thought when I saw your post — she thinks that she’ll get fans begging to have her back. It will backfire, just like Greta Van Susteren’s poll . . . As if she didn’t already know, she’ll just find out how much people hate her.

  68. MAMAZ says:

    I agree with Lynn, otaypanky and desertgal that it was NOT a real Hell’s Angel in last night’s episode. A real biker from any organization would never have disrespected the family of a sick child that way. I’d like to add that it’s a good thing he kept his face hidden beause you never, NEVER wear colors from a club you don’t belong to.
    Caroline – Why would she turn down Kim G’s lunch invitation? Couldn’t she go to lunch and just not talk about Danielle? Maybe the woman was trying to see if Danielle was right about the Manzo’s having it in for her. I think she’s incapable of being friends with anyone outside her family. Weird behavior for an adult.
    On the other hand, it doesn’t seem like Kim G can be trusted. As many others have already pointed out she could have explained the “big surprise” comment Chris made but didn’t. And why did she say Chris would be parking cars? Her son is his best friend. She knows his parents own The Brownstone and he isn’t just a valet. Maybe Kim G thinks she should have been cast on RHONJ. Maybe she is auditioning for the role of villain #2? And did she really only donate $300 to the family? Honestly she came in a Bentley with a driver, couldn’t she at least have shelled out $1,000?
    Jac and Derek’s mom- Oh I wish Kelly had been there to ask if they were going to make out, with the tongue! I thought they were going to strip down to their panties and have a pillow fight. And yet she was still so boring.
    Teresa – Put helmets on your kids for God’s sake!
    Danielle – Whether or not the show is scripted and/or following a storyline Danielle clearly thinks she is in a movie.

  69. ridicurhony says:

    almost cut my hair today because it was so hot – that and because I am really irritated by all this housewife s#!t. lol feel like I need to be ready for ANYTHING.

  70. iceNfire says:

    I don’t see everyone rushing to post good riddance on Jill’s facebook…..or are they being deleted?

    • A former Jill fan says:

      It probably hasn’t made all the rounds yet. And, they’re probably deleting as fast as they can. 🙂 I was banned twice already. Do I really have to set up a new facebook page? LOL!

      ;P

  71. upperwestsidedude says:

    Bethenny Frankel: ‘Might Be The End’ Of My Time As A ‘Real Housewife’ :
    http://www.accesshollywood.com/bethenny-frankel-might-be-the-end-of-my-time-as-a-real-housewife_article_33015

    • iceNfire says:

      I noticed how Bethenny said she probably won’t be returning unlike Jill who said no on e asked her to return LOL

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Thanks!

    • anniieee says:

      Shis is just a class act. Go team Bethenny.

    • ridicurhony says:

      how much you wanna bet now that bethenny said the party is over, Jill will start sayin it?

      • boston02127 says:

        I’m not betting anything cuz you’re right. Jill copies everyones words and cloths!

    • upperwestsidedude says:

      I think practically she cannot do two shows, run her business, and keep up with her baby and husband which is assuredly her first priority. You really have to admire all that she has accomplished over the past 3 years.

  72. iceNfire says:

    Has this been posted?
    “Alex was the one to really throw me out,” Jill continues. “If she said, ‘I don’t care‚’ then Ramona would have had me stay. [And] why didn’t Ramona say to Alex, ‘Jill is my friend. She should have called, but I’m not throwing her out’? It was the most hurtful thing that’s ever happened to me.”
    http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/06/01/is-jill-zarin-playing-the-sympathy-card/

    • boston02127 says:

      NOBODY said “Jill leave” It was applied. Uggg, I can’t stand how she twists everything.

  73. upperwestsidedude says:

    Jill Zarin: Real Housewives Comrades Subjected Me to Unimaginable Horrors –
    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/06/jill_zarin_real_housewives_cas.html

    • cc in Miami says:

      You’re on fire!!! UW drinks after the finale? Anyone?

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @upperwestsidedude
      Thanks for the laugh. Now I want you to guffaw. Here’s one of the comments.

      By mingusahum on 06/01/2010 at 4:55pm

      will someone kick this annoying b!tch in the face?

      Here’s my response: OK, I will……

    • sbh says:

      @upperwestsidedude says:
      June 1, 2010 at 6:09 pm

      Jill Zarin: Real Housewives Comrades Subjected Me to Unimaginable Horrors –
      http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/06/jill_zarin_real_housewives_cas.html

      The comment below came from the comments following the article–that uses sarcasm for the ‘unimaginable horrors of not being offered a drink and the bathroom’–that Jill had to go through:

      stevenjohn on 06/01/2010 at 5:14pm comments:

      RAMONA DOES NOT LIKE SURPRISES….LOL, REALLY? IF RAMONA DOESN’T LIKE SURPRISES WHY THE EFF WOULD SHE ORCHESTRATE THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE SEASON WITH BETHENNY’S SURPRISE VISIT TO JILL AT HER HOUSE?

      ALSO, WOULD IT BE OK IF WHEN BETHENNY WALKED IN RAMONA’S LUANN STARTED CONVULSING LIKE ALEX AND JILL REFUSED TO SPEAK TO HER? OH NO OF COURSE NOT, IF THE TABLES WERE TURNED IT WOULD BE JILL AND LUANN’S FAULT.

      {My response}

      Uummmmmmmm, if I remember correctly, Luann DID startle and get upset, and Jill DID refuse to talk to Bethenny. I don’t get how you make your argument with this critique, stevenjohn. Also, Bethenny came to Jill crying with her heart on her sleeve asking for forgiveness, whereas Jill walked in all carefree and ready to be greeted with honors. And Bethenny and Luann, while they had had their disagreements, it was NOTHING compared to the way Jill and Alex had left it, so how can you compare?

      MOST IMPORTANTLY:
      KELLY DRAMA: Jill walking in the way she did, making light of the Kelly drama, ignoring Alex (and then expecting Alex to stick up for her and say it is okay if Jill stays–I wonder if Jill would have said the same thing had the tables been reversed–considering how she wanted to get Alex kicked off the guest list for the trip [and Bethenny for that matter]) and basically making no indication that she wanted to make “peace”. Last time Ramona talked about the invite with her, Jill never mentioned wanting to make peace, it was all about, “so who else is coming?”

      So bullshit to those excuses. No blaming Alex allowed. No blaming Ramona allowed.

      As for surprises:
      THEN: Bethenny came for peace, Ramona allowed it, and Luann helped prevent it.
      NOW: Jill came for air time and drama, Ramona didn’t allow it, and Alex helped prevent it.

      And in your opinion, stevenjohn, aka crazy jill nutter fan, these two situations are exactly the same?

      P.S. “THE BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE SEASON WITH BETHENNY’S SURPRISE VISIT TO JILL”
      Really? The biggest surprise of the season? Only a true Jill fan would say that. For me, the biggest surprises were Bethenny finding out that she was pregnant and Kelly turning out to be a dumbfuck coo-coo crazy stupidhead (okay, the dumbfuck stupidhead we already knew). It certainly wasn’t one friend trying to help two other friends make-up, since the one who was really causing all the problems was too full of HER BIG FAT HEAD to stretch out an arm and meet her former ‘bff’ halfway.

  74. Had Enough! says:

    Oh, Bethenny! I can’t wait for your new show. Light-hearted is EXACTLY what we all need as an antidote to the toxic crap that we’ve suffered at the hands of Jill Zarin and her trained Sasquatch, Kellamity Never-been-nobody Leather-Bags-Fame-Whore. As it happens, I got some good news about a friend this afternoon, and it felt wonderful. So I’m really looking forward to vicariously enjoying life with you, to watching all of your good news each week.

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Make that two of us. I think it is a good move for Bethenny to not return to that show. There is too much potential for downside, not much for upside.

      • A former Jill fan says:

        me, three! 🙂

        • A former Jill fan says:

          posted to jill’s facebook:

          Jayne Snow
          Your presence on RHONY has been to stressful to watch. Really hope you don’t come back.
          38 minutes ago · Flag

          • Kat says:

            Ask her if all her lies caused stretch marks around her mouth or are those lines just wrinkles?
            8) Please.

  75. DarkSonnet says:

    @MAMAZ – But you look SOOO much better in that sweater than Jill does! She should get rid of hers and you keep yours!

    • MAMAZ says:

      Thanks DS. Mine is pink like JZ’s but my sister has it in blue. I’m gonna ask her to trade with me before she sees this pic! or is that too Jill like?

  76. A former Jill fan says:

    Well, I blew it! Didn’t even think to check the temp outside before using the oven! Ugh! Now we’ll sit and sweat a while! Turn off all the lights and just read…

  77. anniieee says:

    Sorry.. watching the news… Is Al Gore looking more and more Asian? Did he have a bad plastic surgeon? He is looking like Wichita Lineman guy..whats his name?

  78. iceNfire says:

    Funny how Dina twitted this:
    dinamanzo
    awww Lex was voted most likely to lend a hand & funniest out of her graduating class. That’s my girl! ~big heart, with a sense of humor

    and then Ally/Jill twits this:

    AllyZarin
    going to take care of my best friend who’s in bed for the next week! about 3 hours ago

    Just Sayin’

    • Rusty says:

      Jill . . . can you please just shut the f up?! Lesson One: If you or any dip that you know is going to actually do something nice to help someone else . . . SHUT UP about it. Just do it and quit broadcasting your “good deeds”.

      • Rusty says:

        Apolgoies j-hole. I mistakenly capitalized your name. Again sorry. I meant no respect.

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @Ice
      AllyZarin
      “going to take care of my best friend who’s in bed for the next week!” about 3 hours ago

      Is Ally speaking about the head harpy? She must be. We all know Jillousy doesn’t allow Ally any friends.

    • boston02127 says:

      Dina, when she makes honor roll let us know.

  79. boston02127 says:

    Does anyone remember anyone asking Jill to leave? I don’t. They were all pretty quiet. Romana kept telling Jill she was shocked and Alex said “there’s been enough drama”. Unless I’m mistaken nobody came out and said “Jill leave” “Jill we don’t want you here”. I think it was just applied.
    But as Jill is, she is beating a dead horse and nobody is asking her what exactly was said by the other woman about her leaving and she has people is falling for her b/s.

    • iceNfire says:

      It was Jill herself who said, “Maybe I’ll just leave now.” Nobody said “Oh Please Jill Please stay Please” lol – so that was that.

    • upperwestsidedude says:

      I do remember Jill telling others to leave in previous episodes but not the other way around.

    • PFinFL says:

      Jill played that, “Do you want me to leave?” crap thinking that would get them to say…”oh, no, no…we’ve just had a bad weekend and are shocked you’re here after dissing us to begin with. Let’s just throw everything you’ve done to us under the rug (the elephant in the room Ramona talked about) and make nice now that YOU’RE ready to forgive us”. But all she heard were crickets and the only thing she knew to do was leave. No one wanted her there. Ramona didn’t want her there. She was trying to tell her why but as always Jill wouldn’t stop her mouth to listen. “Alex, Alex…why does everyone love Alex more than me?” I hope she cried for days after the reunion taping knowing she’s probably fired. Love how she is sending out tweets saying she loves hearing about people reading her books. What a lie! She will do anything to sell those books.

  80. DarkSonnet says:

    Lordy – Now Kelly is having a”discussion” with her fake twitter account. You can’t make this up. What next?

    kikilet

    @KellyKBensimon i hate that pict, and where did you get that horse pict from. we had a deal! i support you if you mock me well. 10 minutes ago via web in reply to KellyKBensimon

    • A former Jill fan says:

      LOL! Nothing more need be said! 😛

    • anniieee says:

      \do you think she meant to say “I support you if you MAKE me well?”

    • DarkSonnet says:

      She’s still going strong. (or something like that)

      kikilet tweets:

      @bcr8tive i get paid to engage and “police” them. no drama= no ratings= no show. 2.4 million viewers watching me get bullied.
      14 minutes ago via web in reply to bcr8tive

      @auntannmarie1 i was already leaving.they didnt know. i dont like it when people speak gossip. its mean spirited for no reason.
      18 minutes ago via web in reply to auntannmarie1

      @KellyKBensimon my hair looks bad. come on. use the straight jacket one. 19 minutes ago via web in reply to KellyKBensimon

      RT @LiveGreenMom: RT @kikilet: @LiveGreenMom i like defending what happened, it makes the message stonger. dont ENGAGE A BULLY, EVER
      20 minutes ago via web

      @bcr8tive i love the way they created the show. #RHNYC episode 11= 2.4 million viewers. that’s incredible content
      20 minutes ago via web in reply to bcr8tive

      • boston02127 says:

        Kelly, If you read this Blog please read this slowly…
        N-O-B-O-D-Y….B-U-L-L-I-E-D….Y-O-U!
        Y-O-U….A-R-E….T-H-E….B-U-L-L-Y!
        Y-O-U’-R-E…..M-E-N-T-A-L!
        N-O-B-O-D-Y…..L-I-K-E-S….Y-O-U!
        G-E-T…..H-E.-L-P!

      • Hooked On Housewives says:

        @Dark Sonnet

        @bcr8tive i get paid to engage and “police” them. no drama= no ratings= no show. 2.4 million viewers watching me get bullied.
        14 minutes ago via web in reply to bcr8tive

        Isn’t this kinda speaking out of school. Sounds like Kellamity may have gotten a big pat on the back from someone. Meaning she sounds kind of proud of the part she played on St John.

        IMHO. B*tch couldn’t police a kindergarten class.(my apologies to kindergarten classes everywhere).

        OT…OK. I’ll write this and you all can decide if I need to be besties with Kelly. On the ship/boat/prison vessel when Kellamity was talking on the cell phone and Ramona asked her to go in the other room, Kellamity kept saying si! si! si! I thought she was speaking in tongues (Spanish). I forgot she has a daughter named Sea. OMG. Perhaps I should step away from the show. LOL.

        • sbh says:

          I think she was talking to her kid in front of the others purposefully for two reasons. 1. To show the other housewives that a) she is real: she cares for her kids more than they do b) her kids love her (bringing her kids in for back-up alla Danielle, but doing it the only way she could–through a phone) and 2. To show America what a great mom she is caring for her kiddies

      • desertgal66 says:

        Her hair ALWAYS looks bad. It’s disgusting.

      • Rusty says:

        She blabs about her A-MAAAAY-ZING life. I sure wish she’d get the hell off of Twitter and actually live it.

        Hide the knives. Cracky’s cracked in town.

      • wolverinedg says:

        erm, well, if Kelly is paid to “engage” & “police” the others, then why is she complaining about being bullied? She just admitted she started it. oy.

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      HUH?????

      • DarkSonnet says:

        She’s a legend, Hooked, a true legend! Carried the show on her massive shoulders, she did.

        • boston02127 says:

          LOL, massive shoulders

        • couchon says:

          Kellamity disrespects people who really are bullied with her victim claims. She should watch her own show to see if she sees what we see. What am I saying? She seldom sees what everyone else sees. But everyone else is a creepy bully, myself included.

    • upperwestsidedude says:

      Will someone please save this woman from herself. She just cannot stop. There should be an intervention program for Housewives with self destructive behavior. They can start in NYC with Kelly and then cross the GW bridge to intervene with Danielle. Who is next?

  81. desertgal66 says:

    “Andy, I tell you, I was so pissed! Oy! Here Bawwby and I had schlepped all the way from New Yawk, subjecting ourselves to the unbawlievable horror of a tiny p.p., and Ramoner wouldn’t even let me pee or have a glass of water. Okay, yes, we did have drinks on the plane, but they were little tiny measly drinks I wouldn’t even give to Ginger! And the bathroom on the plane? Oy! So tacky! I can’t pee in p.p. tacky, I have to pee in p.p. luxury. And then Alex, with her “there’s been enough drawma!” I’m all about being honest, Andy, and, really, who the hell is Alex to veto more drawma? Just becawse Kelly got a little defensive after all four of them ATTACKED her? Oy! I mean, Bethenny even tried to force her to have a one night stand! It was tewwible for Kelly!”
    LuAnn: “But, my love, Kelly wasn’t making a whole lot of sense…”
    Jill: “Shaddup, Countess. You would have just told the pilot to keep going when you saw how little and tacky Devil’s Island is! There were gawbage cans at the villa! Out back, behind the built in five star restaurant. Oy! I tell you, Andy. It was definitely a “Bridge On The River Kwai” experience. I cried for two, no, three days. I couldn’t even get out of bed to write fake reviews on the Zarin website or login to my Susan Saunders account on bethenny.com. Oy, such chutzpah!”

  82. Rusty says:

    PLEASE! PLEASE say this isn’t true. I SO do not want to hear that Bethany and j-hole made up. YUCK. WHY on earth would B allow such shallow, negative toxicity in her life? I hope this is nothing more than a rumor because for the record . . . I REALLY, REALLY hate jill zarin.

    • boston02127 says:

      I think if Bethenny forgives Pig Jill it’s just to get it over with. Words only.

  83. iceNfire says:

    Is this a pooch or a wide belt?

  84. Had Enough! says:

    UW drinks? What be a UW drink? Are we making UWade out of UWs?

    • upperwestsidedude says:

      I am not sure what “UWade” is but usually indulge in a nice chianti on the UWS (Upper West Side). 🙂

    • cc in Miami says:

      Upperwestside – neighborhood in Manhattan. Anybody wanna join? I think it will be fun…

  85. Had Enough! says:

    Bravo finally woke up and fixed the preview videos. The one with the photo of Bitch and Bethenny at the restaurant, labeled reconcilation – that’s now the Next On video and it is a mash-up of scenes. Only a couple of seconds of the restaurant scene.

    But watch the talk about who is going to Ramona’s renewal ceremony. God almighty the ugliness of those faces. Ugly ugly ugly.

    http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/videos/next-on-episode-14-on-the-mend

    And Luann says, “if she turned me away from her home…”

    Right Luann. That’s what happened.

    So we of course know what happens next. Jill not only shows up (camera time, camera time) but barges in on Ramona as Ramona is getting ready, just to show Ramona and the world that she is a true friend after all. Guess what, Jillsy? No one is buying it.

    I FREAKING HATE JILL ZARIN.

  86. MommyFrazzled says:

    I posted this in response to Danielle on the Bravo boards but it may not make it. Danielle so annoyed me in that episode.

    —————————————————————————————————
    Danielle I really could not get through all of your blog. The blog starts out petty talking about how another raises their children. I am not condoning no helmets but the gift was not fora boy. Get with it, you call yourself an up to date woman, Girls can do and get the same things as boys. My daughter got a ATV also and she models and acts. I was shocked because the things you expose your daughters to is not good. Are you a bad mother? Who knows. But before you criticize anyone make sure the next guests in your home are not felons!!! Weak looking felons on top of that.

    At the end of last season,including the reunion, I thought it was apparent they didn’t want to be close with you for whatever reason. Didn’t your mother ever tell you, if the kids don’t want to play with you make another friend or be by yourself but never let it get to you. You have your girls, and other friends you need to stop going around them, you are not wanted.

    I think you did the wrong thing from the beginning. You should have told the friend that you want to help them for the sake of the child. Not explaining in detail just saying it may not be feasible for you. I would picked up the phone and talked to the Manzos explaining what they event was and make sure you all could treat it is a professional event which is was supposed to be.

    Not you! You call some numbnut who looks like I could whoop his butt to act like some idiot. You brought all these idiots to an affair that was extremely important. They were not even dressed appropriately. They looked like knock off sopranos. You were wrong to go about it the way you did. You took the focus off the real focal point (the child) and turned it another poor Daniellefest.

    I hope you make a damn friend and leave those people alone,and those of us who are tired of seeing you pooch out those botoxed lips one more time.
    ____________________________________________________________

    Is it me or did Danielle and Alexis from OC get botox from the same guy? They look like two ducks. It’s frightening! And I always have a taste for chicken when the show goes off.

    I meant what I said on Twitter, I can take that Danny gumba wanna be during a hot flash, wearing 6 inch stilettos, as my 8 year old nephew sings one of his songs he wrote, right after a bad mammogram which always puts me in the mood to kill. Lynne I believe you said you would hold my sweater for me. LOL

  87. A former Jill fan says:

    I know we’ve touched on this before and someone mentioned how polite Bethenny was to the Hooter’s boat owner despite being frazzled after Kelly’s verbal attack on her, but I’m watching that part again and just have to say how in charge Ramona was despite being drunk! She laid the law down with Kelly. You could probably hook up a pinot grigio IV in Ramona’s veins and she’d function at 110%! LOL!

    • Annie1033 says:

      True story.

      Ramona has been impressing the shit out of me for the last few episodes but that trip just tipped my admiration for her over into full blown love: LOVE!
      She really, really is a remarkable friend to have and FINALLY seeing someone acknowledge that having that level of psychosis around you ISN’T GOOD FOR PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE PREGNANT was such a freakin’ relief!!!!

      • Rusty says:

        I agree. Ramona IS a good friend . . . good wife . . . good mother. She’s one who’s really grown SO much.

        • Annie1033 says:

          She really has! Who knew that her endless spouting of the word “Renewal” all season long wasn’t JUST shilling of her products (oh, it definitely was that!) but also genuine to a certain extent!
          I’m surprised by how MUCH I love her now.

  88. boston02127 says:

    Look at Caroline’s son laughing about the ham game. Am I missing something? I didn’t think this was funny the first time.
    http://www.movieline.com/2010/06/real-housewives-of-new-jersey-reality-check-6110.php

    • battgyrl says:

      I never understood what was funny about the ham game. I’m surprised it’s made such an impact!

    • iceNfire says:

      Boston – when I said all kids have twitter accounts I meant 10-17 year old kids. Twitter is a toy used by reality people to promote. ( in Jill’s case hawk) I have no idea why an average person would twitter. No offense Lynn, Bloggers are expected to twitter.

      • boston02127 says:

        @iceNfire~~ No offence taken. I was joking that if I had twitter I’d put the world to sleep.

    • couchon says:

      Fredo Manzo.

    • myname2use4now says:

      I’m not happy to admit this, but truth be told, for some reason, I find the Ham Game to by pretty funny. Just stupid fun amongst siblings I think, but I do tend to laugh along with it. And besides, it’s HAM!

      • desertgal66 says:

        The ham game made me laugh the first time, because it made me think of that scene in “The Breakfast Club” when Ally Sheedy flipped her lunchmeat into the air and it stuck on the sculpture above her.

  89. Squirrels says:

    When Ramona thanks the other ladies for giving her the gift of love, that felt like a true moment to me. A group of women thrown into each other’s lives, like it or not, being able to come together and make memories. Thank goodness batshitKrazy left the building.

  90. battgyrl says:

    I have been on twitter- is it just me or is the amount of product shilling just out of control with the housewives? Now Teresa is selling those horrid hats/headbands she put on her baby in the hospital. I actually typed a nasty tweet to Teresa, then thought better of it before sending. I would LOVE a complete ban on product placement and shilling by any Real Housewife. Aren’t these people supposed to be wealthy already?? (yeah, I know)

    I’m feeling cranky today, can you tell?

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      @battygirl.

      I love it when you’re cranky. LOL. Truthfully though you seem right on to me.

      • battgyrl says:

        Thanks Hooked! Allergies are getting to me, so that doesn’t help either 🙂

        Teresa seems to be one of the worst as far as shilling goes. I think she might be worse than JZ!

    • boston02127 says:

      Did you see how much she charges for two little girl bows? $25.00!
      I poste earlier that she can go to the dollar store and get a pack for a buck.

    • A former Jill fan says:

      LOL! We all have those cranky days. I had one a week or so ago and my posts got really snarky. 😉

    • couchon says:

      Who else could make a newborn look tacky?

    • Char12 says:

      I agree, I’m getting sick of it too. Let them take out a magazine add to sell their stuff. I’m getting tired of them pushing their crap down my throat.

  91. boston02127 says:

    I don’t know if this has been posted. Sorry if it has. It’s about Danny on NJ last night
    It says he likes Taylor Swift and the Bible.

    http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Provenzano/649872793

    • battgyrl says:

      What a God-fearing man he must be! LOL

    • desertgal66 says:

      Taylor Swift AND the Bible? Gee, and he looks so much like a hoodlum. Who would have ever guessed he was a Renaissance man at heart?

    • Satchels of Jelly Beans says:

      . . . and “Cake Boss”! What a tough guy!

    • celeste says:

      Yes he clearly has his bible in one hand and his shiv in the other. I have a strong feeling that Danny Boy was somebody’s punk in prison and got used to riding the whip many times.

    • Satchels of Jelly Beans says:

      If you look at the 8 pictures on his profile, the bulk have to do with tv/filming. He’s on housewives for one reason — publicity. I wonder if he knew that associating with Danielle would make him a laughing stock. A tiny little laughing stock . . .

    • boston02127 says:

      Danny on a hired hit: Hold on a second before I break your knees. I have to put on “love song” by Taylor Swift. I don’t want to get blood on my Bible, let me put away before I whack you.
      .
      I’m such a dork I’m replying to my own posts.

      • Annie1033 says:

        LOL, Boston!!!
        I am having one of those “cranky” WEEKS and the “hold on a second, I have to put on ‘Love Song’ by Taylor Swift” actually made me laugh outloud.

  92. DCxicana says:

    I for one am completely done with the NJ Housewives. I don’t care about them hating Danielle, or Teresa and her kids. I am now waiting patiently for the RHoNY reunion and Atlanta Housewives…

    • ridicurhony says:

      me too, but that train wrecked and went off down a mountainside – I can’t help checking out 5 min worth once in a while.

  93. upperwestsidedude says:

    Bensimon describes her style as “athletic, playful, but very trend-driven.” –
    http://blog.zap2it.com/tvfashion/2010/06/kelly-bensimon-from-the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city.html

    • upperwestsidedude says:

      I hear straightjackets are in the new fall collection. 🙂

      • MommyFrazzled says:

        Straight Jackets as the tune plays in the background:

        “Crazy, Crazy for you, Crazy!”

    • Annie1033 says:

      HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      Oh I’m laughing to keep from screaming.
      “TREND DRIVEN” is one of her key words or phrases that SERIOUSLY, if I have to hear it out of her mouth one. more. time………………………………..

    • boston02127 says:

      Can you be a trend-setter and trend driven at the same time?

  94. upperwestsidedude says:

    Did you notice how fast that little rugrat Gia was going on that ATV without a helmet? She has that bizarre look like the Olsen twins – like a character out of a Tolken novel.

  95. Hooked On Housewives says:

    From Jillousy’s FB page…probably old news. I’m speechless. There are 10,000 people out there who don’t know how to pour a drink over the food on their plate. Who knew?

    Heard from lots of you who read Secrets of a Jewish Mother over the weekend. So happy to read how much people are enjoying it. We have sold over 10,000 copies and were #1 in Motherhood for a while on some book websites which makes me feel great. If you want to ask any of us a question..please go to http://www.secretsofajewishmother.com and write us there.

  96. Kokuanani says:

    Well, lucky me. My TV Guide just arrived, and on p. 52 there’s an article on Bethenny [and the new show]. Also a very nice picture of her looking at wedding dresses. I’ll try to transcribe:

    BRIDE AND JOY

    She’s a Real housewife of New York, a best-selling author and the funniest foodie you’ll ever meet. Now Bethenny Frankel has added wife, mother and star of her own show to the resume, which means this cutup of a chef has a lot on her plate!

    Why the question mark in the title? You did get married!

    I wasn’t when we developed the show. And I’ve always struggled with relationships, so it’s more like, “Is she really going to get married? Is there an eclipse? [Laughs] Is this the second coming?”

    Did your new hubby, Jason Hoppy, know what he was getting into? I don’t think so. [Laughs] He’s like Ricky, and I’m his Lucy.

    Congrats on one-month-old baby Bryn. How is she doing?
    Thank you! She is so cute and so tiny. She came five weeks early, and she’s less than five pounds. She’s a tiny little peanut.

    [continued below]

  97. Satchels of Jelly Beans says:

    Theresa had a link to this article on her current blog. An extremely detailed look and Danielle and what she has said and done over the years:

    http://deathby1000papercuts.com/2010/04/danielle-staub-the-naked-truth-an-illegitimate-sicilian-mob-princess-fathered-by-a-murdered-priest/

  98. Kokuanani says:

    TV Guide interview, cont’d:

    Give us some scoop! What will we see on the show? My relationship, my being commitment-phobic and then having to plan this wedding while being pregnant and hormonal and trying to balance my business. It’s really what’s going on. I will never do anything that is not me.

    Will you be recording a single anytime soon? It’s funny, because I used to be in plays. I could sing. But no, at my age . . . no. [Laughs] I am coming from a place of no!

    • Kokuanani says:

      I apologize for posting this in two parts, but I’ve had WAY too many experiences of typing some long post and having the computer eat it. I didn’t want to risk it here.

    • Kokuanani says:

      PS – This issue of TV Guide covers two weeks, and on the “grid” for June 17 [my birthday, BTW] they have a repeat of [what we assume is] Part 1 of the reunion @ 8 pm, “Bethenny Getting Married” @ 10 pm, but the 9 pm slot [where the “first run” of an episode of RHONYC usually runs] is “To Be Announced.”

      All the more convenient for slipping “Part 2” of the reunion in there.

  99. Quincy IL says:

    It was actually relaxing reading your comments tonight. I caught NJ and thought it was contrived. The mother of the baby had tears in her eyes and Danielle didn’t care about her pain because she was busy stirring the pot.

    The news that Bethenny may leave is sad. She should pay attention to Jason and her baby and forget this show. Surely, she can be on tv shows for her recipes and forget people who are willing to hurt her for ratings.

    Jill really hates Alex and all Alex did was be the messenger. I think Jill and Luann never liked Alex. Sonja seems to like Alex and that speaks volumes to me.

    • boston02127 says:

      I think it’s because Jill “needs” someone to hate at all times. Little does she realize how horrid she looks being hateful all the time. She needs to become a little “thick skinned” if she expects to dish it out.

  100. Had Enough! says:

    The dilemma. This show makes me sick. Really sick. I do not enjoy watching it. But I love this blog. So I have to watch the freaking show so I can enjoy this blog. How much does this suck? Let me tell you. It sucks big time. And I’m guessing I’m not the only one. This blog is probably what is keeping RHoNYC alive. With that moron Strega killing the TwoP forum, there would have been no good place to share the pain, and the only reason for watching the show would have gone POOF. RHoNYC would have collapsed had Lynn not come along.

  101. HD says:

    Wow…I just finished all the comments and of course everyone covered everything well. Thorough and hilarious!

    I would like to mention that Kelly banned me from posting comments on her stupid youtube videos and I for one AM SO HAPPY that one of these idiots ban me from their stuff! LOVE IT!

    Kelly is a fool and Jill is plain stupid! I still hate Jill Zarin and I am REALLY starting to hate Kelly too!

    • Kokuanani says:

      Perhaps you could whip up a few t-shirts with “Kelly Banned Me From Commenting on Her Site” and offer them for sale.

      Just have a few hanging around in the background at the reunion. Shoot, if the DimBulb ever had a “book signing,” you and everyone else could wear one to that

      A fabulous money-maker, I’m sure.

      • HD says:

        LOL!!! That is hilarious! We would need shirts for Jill and Countless that say, “Jill/Countless deleted my comments on Facebook.” LOL!

        I love being banned it means they noticed that I can’t stand their dumb asses!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      HD Congrats!!! Welcome to the “banned” club LOL

  102. Satchels of Jelly Beans says:

    I apoligize if this double posts, but I posted this and haven’t seen it pop up.

    There was a link to this article on Theresa’s most recent rant/blog. It’s actually pretty detailed and tries to lay out all the stories that Danielle has given about her past — varied and many though they are:

    http://deathby1000papercuts.com/2010/04/danielle-staub-the-naked-truth-an-illegitimate-sicilian-mob-princess-fathered-by-a-murdered-priest/

  103. HD says:

    On Kelly’s Twitter:

    @USofAsh @chefsamtalbot is an executive CHEF at the Mondrian Hotel Group. Don’t ever confuse a hobby with amazing talent.

    Now she wants to go on and on about bullying but obviously she is STILL making digs at Bethanny months after the show has wrapped taping. But everyone is picking on her? She’s the victim….okay! Keep drinking down cups of imagination, Kelly.

    • desertgal66 says:

      I think that’s funny. Not that Kelly keeps making digs at Bethenny, but that Kelly keeps revealing just how stupid she actually is. She just can’t help herself.

      “It’s better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth (or in Kelly’s case, Twitter) and remove all doubt.” Mark Twain.

    • vilzvet says:

      What a wretched bitch. Yeah, Bethenny’s “hobby” has translated into a CAREER that includes SUCCESSFUL books and DVDs!

      • sbh says:

        Yeah, just like her ‘hobby’ of wearing clothes and having pictures taken of her is a hobby that went nowhere.

  104. iceNfire says:

    From Kokuanani’s TV Guide:
    Did your new hubby, Jason Hoppy, know what he was getting into?
    I don’t think so. [Laughs] He’s like Ricky, and I’m his Lucy.

    Wasn’t Jill pitching a spin off with her and Bethenny as Ethel and Lucy?
    Or am I just making things up now. lol

  105. ridicurhony says:

    Ok, i’m out – great time reading everyone’s comments – but I don’t want Kelly nightmares.

  106. The Digger says:

    Am I too late for the drinking party?
    Are you all naked wasted already?
    I’m having a need a drink kind of day..

  107. iceNfire says:

    Digger – Do you still have link to Zarin Fabrics fake comments? I deleted mine.

  108. iceNfire says:

    Never mind I spent way too long looking there Thanks tho

  109. suebhoney0423 says:

    Looks like Danielle is pissing off many people these days:

    From http://www.realitytea.com (I don’t know how to copy the link over so I copied and pasted instead!):

    Chris Stilianessis: Danielle Staub Used My Baby’s Illness For Revenge, Plus Recap Written by Reality Tea on June 1st, 2010

    Last night’s episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey was without a doubt the best this season, all thanks to Danielle Staub.

    Danielle, who exhibited the paranoia and delusions of Kelly Bensimon mixed in with the narcissism of Jill Zarin, brought us great TV when she decided to use the fundraising event of a cancer struck baby to further her own agenda against the Manzo family.

    Danielle made sure to to show up to the event with a crew/posse, ex cons included, and even permitted them to raise hell, but ofcourse leaving Chris Manzo out of it, because he is underage afterall. It was obvious from the start that Danielle was looking to stir up trouble, and nothing the Brownstone could have done would have prevented that. Dani also made sure to include her friend Kim G. in her madness, and Kim G. for whatever reason decided to go along with it all.

    Well the father of the baby, who the fundraiser was held for, is now speaking out. In a new interview with Zap2it, Chris Stilianessis shares his thoughts on the events that occurred that faithful night.

    “For starters, I would tell Danielle thank you for bringing my daughter’s illness to the table and to the ‘Housewives of New Jersey,’” said Stilianessis. “However, I would also tell her that I’m very surprised that you would utilize my daughter’s sickness for your own selfish reasons, to get back at the rest of the housewives.”

    Stilianessis also reveals he was not aware of Danielle’s beef with the Manzos. “I had no knowledge of Danielle’s relationship [to the Manzos] prior to the fact,” he says. “Because if I did, I would have asked her politely not to come.” He continues, “She showed up to the event with I want to say in the realm of 25 people,” he says. “She had some guys who were Hells Angels. She came with people who, I come to know now, were people who were in jail. I was under the assumption they were her friends.”

    It seems a friend of Danielle’s bought her one table at the benefit for $350.00, which held only 10 people. However Danielle decided to show up with over 20 people “for protection.”

    “When you’re going to a charity event for a child, what do you need that for?” asks Stilianessis who also shares that Danielle only raised $300.00, which came from the owners of a local supermarket. And since her table was paid for by someone else, Danielle has yet to donate any money herself.

    Stilianessis, pictured with his daughter above, still hopes that Danielle will see that what she did was wrong and apologize. “If she really has changed as she says she has,” he says. “There will be a public statement. That day in the restaurant, she had tears in her eyes. If those were true tears, her heart would open with an apology.”

    The good news is that Emanuela’s cancer is currently in remission. Anyone who would like to get more information on her fight against heptablastoma can visit the Emanuela’s Heart for Hope website.

  110. boston02127 says:

    I just joined facebook under the name boston soboston. Does anyone know, once I “like” someone and I’m able to leave them a message, can I “unlike” them right away? Will the message to them be deleted as soon as I “unlike” them?

    • battgyrl says:

      I just tested this between myself and my mom’s facebook account and I was able to like something she posted, leave a comment, unlike it and my comment stayed there. I bet I know what you are up to!

    • Kat says:

      Don’t confuse “like” with “friend’ on facebook. Friends are contacts and you can unfriend them. I think likes are more of a comment.
      I have a fake facebook acct and am not that familiar w/the ins and outs.

  111. Silly String says:

    Ramona’s latest tweet

    Crocodile tearsRT @TheRHOGossip: NEWS: @JillZarin Cried 3 Days After Crashing @RamonaSinger’s Party http://tinyurl.com/29j5wf6

  112. upperwestsidedude says:

    Oh! I am currently re-watching the last episode and did you notice in the first 10 seconds at the beginning they show a blue jeep drive away with a female in the passenger side? Was that supposed to be Kelly?

    • RileyKitty says:

      I think so. I think it was staged or we would have had a better view of her, JMO though.

  113. MickeyMouth says:

    I stopped watching RHNJ during last week’s episode when they met in the diner and asked Danielle to be a part of this fundraiser. I turned the channel and I do not intend to watch RHNJ ever again. I did read their blogs today and all I can say is wtf was Bravo thinking? Bravo set that whole thing up in order to continue the conflict between these women. I cannot find fault with the father of the sick child, because personally I would whore myself more than Danielle would on any given night if my child were sick.

    I feel as though Jacqueline’s blog specifically was written in response to your blog and tweets Lynn.

    As far as Jill and Bethenny making up at the reunion I would ask, what’s in it for Bethenny? The only reason I see her playing nice with Jill is to close this chapter of her life out. I just can’t see them becoming friends again. Bethenny ‘s last blog still shows contempt for Jill. I am fairly certain it was posted after the reunion, because I specifically went looking for it to see if Bethenny showed signs of softening toward Jill or Kelly after taping the reunion. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I hope Jill is told off by all and Andy asks the most embarrassing questions including Amazongate.

    My two cents.

  114. upperwestsidedude says:

    NEWS FLASH!
    DWI arrest in Southampton may be ‘Real Housewife’:
    http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/dwi-arrest-in-southampton-may-be-real-housewife-1.1970687

    • upperwestsidedude says:

      I hope it is not true. I really like Sonja…

      • vilzvet says:

        Yeah that is my paper….we had a total of 144 DWI arrests this weekend. Bad girl Sonja…she probably doesn’t do alot of driving!

  115. RileyKitty says:

    I am watching “Jill shows up” for the umpteenth time & I am confused. Jill walks out & is sitting in the SUV, Ramona has time to comfort Alex, Bobby is apparently lurking on the patio all the while Jill is now trying to lay a guilt trip on Ramona (Bobby spent so much money, blah, blah ,blah you are choosing Alex over me, blah). So what I am wondering is when Jill walks out originally why is Bobby still lurking on the patio?

    If I was a selfish,vile bitch who ambushed my frenemies on a gorgeous tropical island & decided to overreact & storm out then my hubby BETTER be 2 steps behind my ass.

    • sbh says:

      Funny, when I started reading your blog, I thought you were going to say…all that yapping in the car guilting Ramona, yet no mention of coming to make amends. What a liar she is when she says that she was shut down before she had a chance to tell them that she was there for making peace. If Jill coming to apologize was true, then she would have said, “all right, I’ll leave, but before I go, can I speak to you Bethenny?” Jill didn’t announce that she was coming to clear the air and ask for forgiveness from Bethenny (mostly because I still think Jill doesn’t believe she did anything wrong) because she first wanted to get a feel for their reaction toward her before putting her vulnerability (of an apology) out there. Unlike Bethenny who went to Jill with an apology, knowing the most likely reception she would receive would be cold and mean, and still she courageously carried on.

    • suebhoney0423 says:

      awwww….I really like her 😦

      It will be okay…as soon as she tells the judge what she’s been up to for the past few months and that Kelly and Jill were involved, the judge will feel really bad for her and probably take her out for a drink…god knows she probably needed one! or two! or three!

      Doesn’t she have a driver or something?

      • HD says:

        I was reallyhoping this was Jill. Sonja knows better. I never understood why rich people drink and drive. (not that if you are poor you should drink and drive) but I always thought why don’t rich people just pay people to drive them around to parties and the like and then they don’t have to worry about that type of stuff. Celebrities are ALWAYS getting in trouble for dinking and driving. Just PAY someone to drive you.

  116. upperwestsidedude says:

    I know this in poor taste since but I wonder if they used the pearl handcuffs? 🙂

  117. boston02127 says:

    Kelly posted her email address on twitter. I don’t know if I can stop myself. I wonder what she likes best, online surveys, porn, overseas job sites? Online parenting class?
    Life after modeling sites? Hmm…

    • Kat says:

      anonymizer.com or internet cafe or something.
      ip address just say no

    • Kokuanani says:

      Requests for funds from Nigerians who assure you “the millions will soon be coming your way”?

      • sbh says:

        naw, some AMAZING nigerian princesses who need recuing because they aren’t fashion forward or trendy and they don’t know how to turn stuff into OBJECTS. Plus, they like, really want some candy too.

  118. Zee says:

    Another great blog – have enjoyed all the comments that I could get through this evening. You all are a wonderful entertaining insightful distraction from my own real drama in life. The only thing I have to offer (which I’m sure has been noted already – I apologize for the redundancy) is that having been a biker babe for quite a long time, there is NO way that the HA’s patch was genuine (WAY too clean for a seasoned member) and you NEVER wear colors “out and about” for a non-MC function and certainly dont don them being a non-member. God help ya if you do. I’m beginning to feel a bit offended by Andy/Bravo for the sillyness.

    • RileyKitty says:

      Thanks for the inside info, biker babe 😉 I was thinking the same thing. I was always under the impression bikers were mostly kind hearted guys especially where children are concerned. So showing up at a child’s fundraiser to raise hell didn’t feel right.

  119. cusi77 says:

    Thank you kindly Lynn! Hello to everybody!

    I have missed your comments all day long… I have been sculpting… time goes fast while playing with clay.

    I have a question about the timing of RHONY…

    1.-Bethennys Father passed by the end of November…
    2.-Alex called Jill “You are in Hight School……” Monday
    3.-They went to The VI the following Thrusday
    4.-Jill ambushed in VI was Monday

    5.- JZ ice party…. was on Christmass?

    if I perceived right, this was a month later of VI.

    Another observation:

    Kelly (irritating 13 years old) has been claiming since The Reunion tape that they were there 4 against 1? I hav not read all the comments but is there a campaing on her part against bullies?

    Thank you!

    • RileyKitty says:

      I don’t think Jill’s party was ON Christmas. It was a Holiday party so it could have been anytime in December.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Jill’s first meeting with Jen, didn’t they talk about the last Sat in Nov for her party?

        • cusi77 says:

          Thank You Lynn…. what confused me was the Christmass decoration….

          • Had Enough! says:

            In the U.S., where every holiday is an excuse for crass commercialism and spending money we don’t have, Christmas starts on “Black Friday” – the day after Thanksgiving, when everyone has the day off and goes shopping. Christmas decorations go up in advance of Black Friday – usually by mid-November. It was a shock to me when I started traveling outside the U.S., especially in Central America and South America, and saw that Christmas was a quiet, family- and church-based celebration of the birth of Jesus. A few low-key decorations in windows. That was it. Is this a great country or what?

    • Olivia says:

      Cusi: Kelly is attempting to rewrite history. By making herself the victim of 4 women she is hoping to vindicate her otherwise reprehensible behavior. It isn’t working. The video speaks for itself.

      Jill was throwing a “holiday party” which was nothing more than a cover to introduce “the book”. You will notice she had whiteboards propped up around the rink with the cover on display.

      She then fell on her substantial @ss which was just another added bonus for those of us here who HATE HER!

  120. lillybee says:

    It looks like that article is only available to subscribers of certain cable systems.

  121. RileyKitty says:

    I don’t understand why Kelly thinks it is her job to “police” the other ladies.

    Kelly: “It became everything I hate, gossipping & talking badly about people.” Then she proceeds to gossip & talk bad about Bethenny (with lies).

    She really is a dog with a bone about Bethenny’s career. Jen & Luann both told her she was a cook (chef) & she continued to state no one she knows knows her that way. STTTAAAWWWWPP Kelly!!!

  122. Olivia says:

    Having been involved in a pretty bad accident that happened because the other driver was drunk, I find this particularly disturbing.

    These people have enough money at their disposal to hire a driver for the evening when they intend to drink. Luckily for her, no one was hurt.

  123. cusi77 says:

    I like Sonja… It seems to be true…. If you drive, you’d better not drink… No matter who you are…. She has money to have a driver and to have fun if she wants!

  124. LynnNChicago says:

    I’m still catching up reading, but I think we need a fresh board for comments, no? Is everyone good w/that?

  125. Mbdea says:

    Sonjia, noooooo. Say it isn’t so. I was just thinking how she seemed too good to be true and wondered if she would ever do something to make me reconsider my positive opinion of her. Ugh. Well, everyone makes mistakes and she’s damn lucky no one was hurt. Hope she makes lemonade out of these lemons.

  126. MickeyMouth says:

    I just watched Jill fall on her ass again. You know that never gets old.

  127. TLM says:

    http://twitpic.com/1t4c0z
    Ok, did Kelly steal the glass fish bowl from St. John, or did she bring the fish bowl WITH her and then bring it back home?!? I am picturing her grabbing the bowl and not letting go of it as the production crew dragged her out to the car, yelling incoherently all the while about gummi bears and jelly beans. And now she has proudly displayed it on her kitchen counter as a souvenir of the crazy.

    • Mbdea says:

      I saw that bowl at Pottery Barn. Maybe she liked it enough to go out and buy it. Still, I must say TLM, I like her version better.

    • Mbdea says:

      I saw that bowl at Pottery Barn. Maybe she liked it enough to go out and buy it. Still, I must say TLM, I like your version better.

    • cusi77 says:

      haha! You are right! So funny!

    • PFinFL says:

      That one is different but you have to wonder if she thinks about the one on the island that she wished everyone to put complaints in when she looks at hers. She needs to de-clutter.

  128. Mbdea says:

    I was just thinking, I would LOVE to watch the Countless, KellyBeans and Jillopy on that show Wipe Out. I gotta say the image of them trying to make it across those obstacles and falling all over is soooo appealing. They could each raise money for a charity.

  129. TLM says:

    I have to say that, once you’ve seen the Scary Island episodes about 15 times, they go from being scary to just hilarious…

    • cusi77 says:

      TLM- The first time I saw the Kelly Breakdown…. I found it soooo disturbing…. I had to take valium…. I had never seen a real one in my 55 years of life! And it is true… after zillionnth rerunning, gets lets scary, I would never trust my jelly beans to that woman!

  130. jenni says:

    @Lynn- Have a new banner 4 you, if yyou want to use it:

    http://jenaralee.wordpress.com/

  131. Olivia says:

    Jill’s fall on her @ss never gets old. Or Ramona toddling down the runway.

    But some of Bethenny’s comments are standouts. The one where Kelly, Alex and Bethenny were at the Bachelor’s night party was hilarious.

    She said something along the line: “Alex’s butt cheeks were on display, Kelly’s vagina was hanging out and my breasts were falling out of my dress. If you were looking for body parts they were all here”. (Or words to that effect.)

    Everytime I see that it cracks me up because it was so true.

  132. Morgaine Swann says:

    Wow – I was without an internet connection for about a day and a half and I’m thousands of messages behind! What an active group!

    I guess I’m the only one that loves the Manzo clique, huh? Oh, well… I still hate Jill Zarin. And Kelly. I really, really hate Kelly. LOL.

  133. Silly String says:

    Tweet Maxine is at it again.

    Good Heavens. Bethenny didn’t even KNOW Jill Shapiro when that account was created!

    June 01, 2010 – 10:35pm TweetMaxine Says:
    Bethenny IS Susan Saunders. Bethenny set Jill up, also Bethenny & Jason schemed to plant disinformation about Bethenny’s baby being a boy, in order to humiliate Jill.

    • Olivia says:

      Even if it were true, and I doubt that Bethenny while in labor and going through much anxiety giving birth prematurely, that Jason and she sent out a bogus birth announcement, it was still their perogative to issue it firsthand and not Jill Zarin.

      So if she was taken in and used by Bethenny, that is her tough luck!

  134. Olivia says:

    I found this older one over at Gawker. It was done in March for the opening season of the series. Just click each picture and over on the right hand side is a little blurb. Kelly was back in March was going after Bethenny big time. Also picture #7 is Lu Ann’s new boyfriend. Jennifer Gilbert looks lost.

    http://gawker.com/5486621/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-were-the-only-celebs-at-their-own-party/gallery/

  135. upperwestsidedude says:

    Gotta love it… I think Simon is wearing a kilt too Ramona’s renewal ceremony.

    I bet Jill will say something ignorant like he’s wearing a dress or make some off-handed comment about his sexuality.

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