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!