I Hate Jill Zarin Thursday, June 03, 2010
We all saw the news, Sonja Morgan was arrested over Memorial Day weekend for Driving While Intoxicated. This is a very serious matter, in my opinion. I read many of the messages that were sent to her both on Twitter and on Facebook. I admit I was a little surprised by the support. I know she is one of the more popular housewives, in such a short period of time she has really become a fan favorite. It is very unusual for instant popularity in the housewives series. I don’t think there has been anything like it since Kandi joined the Atlanta Housewives.
I am not here to bash Sonja, I just hope that this is taken seriously and that she is treated exactly the same way as any other citizen would be treated with no special perks for being a wealthy celebrity. People on Facebook were commenting with, “this too shall pass” and it was surprising to me. I don’t think it will pass. Others were saying things like, “she probably only had 1 glass of wine and police over-reacted”, or “we weren’t there we don’t know if she had been drinking”. True, I wasn’t there, but I do know quite a few police officers and one thing I do know is that they hate passing out DWI’s (or DUI’s). The paperwork is astronomical! Drinking while driving, particularly by a mother is very serious. In general, I don’t think that police want to charge people with DWI when it isn’t evident.
Reports claim that Sonja refused the breathalyzer test, she did the right thing. That is typically what an attorney would instruct you to do, in fact, many police officers have recommended the same. The breathalyzer is admissible in court and makes a DWI an open and shut case most of the time. Reports also said that Sonja failed the street sobriety test. Again, not being there, we don’t know but that usually means she was unable to walk a straight line, possibly failed the touch the nose test and could possibly have been slurring her words. (We saw her slur substantially on RHONY)
I’m not here to judge, I don’t know what happened, I’m just thrilled no one was hurt and again hope that Sonja is treated by the court system just like anyone else. Mostly I hope that Sonja never drives after drinking under any circumstances.
In any case, she is back after a long absence on the social networks, she appeared on Good Day New York this morning (I did not see it as I don’t get that here in Chicago) and she has sent Tweets and Facebook messages. The arrest isn’t mentioned in any of her messages, not only am I fairly sure she doesn’t want to talk about it, she has also most likely been advised by an attorney to keep quiet.
Sonja’s most recent Tweets: (with a bonus from Jill in the first one)
Who is Brad?RT @Jillzarin: Tonight is finale. Brad has cameo at Luann’s party! (note from Lynn: I love that Sonja doesn’t know who Brad is, shows Sonja’s world doesn’t revolve around Jill. Cute too that Jill chose Sonja to tweet to, she is running out of housewives that she can talk to)
Me too w the Countess! RT@CountessLuAnn: Heading into town to appear on Extra!
12 pm on Extra. If its live. Not sure. Maybe its on later. Will let you know! http://bit.ly/beqSDu
ntiveheart @SonjatMorgan omgosh! the resemblance between isabel rosselini and her mother is striking, isn’t it?
@PattyALynch D n G. Thanks so much for your support
.ntiveheart well..did anyone else see @sonjatmorgan on fox 5? i have to say she was very gracious and i loved her segment
.rufullofit @SonjatMorgan you looked great on GDNY – who were you wearing?
SheO315 @SonjatMorgan just saw u on good day ny w rosanna and gregg luved it u look hot and handled urself well – can’t wait for ur novel n cookbook
@rufullofit Was wearing D n G. Thanks
@maxndprincesmom Oh! For Andy Cohen we looked into camera sorta “at the guests”. Wasn’t told where to look. Will try it next time.
@robok19 Extra at 12 pm Not sure what channel that is
@celebritysoulfu Havent read Isabella’s book. Will add it to my list if you say its great.
Cesar Gaviria, Robert Wynne http://bit.ly/d61D2x
Fabulous Beekman Boys & Isabel Rosselini http://bit.ly/c4nxXU
Live on Fox 5 at 8:45am Good Day NY http://bit.ly/aS1CGe
Tomorrow on Fox 5 at 845am w Rossana Scotto. NY Today show. Nite!
If anyone saw Sonja on NY local show this morning, let us know what she had to say. Maybe we’ll see a You-Tube of it later on.
I see most of you feel the way I do about Jill’s most recent rants about Alex McCord. I think Jill really needs a good PR person. I have heard (rumor) that she does not have a PR person because she refuses to pay for one. If this is true, it is really idiotic because a good PR person would save her thousands in book sales, merchandise sales and untold hits on her horrible reputation.
At many points in time during this season of RHONY I have thought of many ways that Jill could have gotten herself out of this mess and save a lot of fans along the way. If at the right time she apologized, admitted her mistakes and showed that she was truly trying to make amends, she may have been able to have had limited damage done to her reputation. Her biggest problem is that she thinks fans are stupid. Having an assistant delete all of the negative comments and messages that she receives is also another big mistake.
If only she had read a few of those comments, many of them had excellent advice for the most hated housewife. Many told her to humble herself, to apologize to fans, to stop yapping on and on about her book. That was the fans talking directly to her! Invaluable information that she failed to utilize. People were trying to help her without even realizing what they were doing. Their criticisms were directions on how to fix it. I think many of these people were fans of Jill’s in the past and really wanted to like her again, they were telling her how that could happen and instead of taking some free advice, she was paying someone to trash it all. For someone who is so fond of money, she has no idea how to earn it!
Her timing this entire season has been horrible. She sent a Facebook message asking fans how to make up with Bethenny the same week as her book was released. She sent a message about “Crazy Fans” who claim she was writing her own reviews on Amazon. Nice job Jill, it wasn’t like people were speculating that she had done this. She DID do this! The Amazon reviews posted by Susan Saunders were traced back very easily to Jill Shapiro who had a daughter named Ally and a husband named Bobby and lived in New York. Once again, Jill, fans are not stupid!
Had Jill only posted that positive review and left it at that, she would have been able to minimize the damage by saying “ooops, busted, sorry guys, I couldn’t resist” and even using Andy’s “out” by naming other famous authors in history that have done the same. Is it still bad? Sure, but it could have been kept under control. The problem is that Jill didn’t stop at giving her own book a 5-star review, she decided to take it to an ugly place and give both Bethenny and Alex/Simon’s books a horrible 1-star review. That and mentioning in her own review that her mother had passed away…that is just sick!
I simply think that a good PR person could have turned this around for Jill, I really do. Actually, even a mediocre PR person could have certainly improved on her reputation problems. Hell, I could have given her better advice than whoever is advising her now, (if she is listening to anyone) . I doubt Bobby even knows everything that Jill has done. I don’t believe that he is on the internet in any way shape or form. I do not believe for one second that Bobby Zarin’s Facebook page has ever been viewed by Bobby Zarin. I would bet anything that Jill set it up and is maintaining it. I think Jill hides the absolute worst things that she has done from Bobby and he may only hear minor issues while at work or at functions but probably ignores most of it as rumors. In real life, most people would not have the balls to walk up to Bobby Zarin and tell him what a horrible woman his wife is and details of all the things that she has done.
By now the NY housewives have viewed their episode for tonight. As you saw in Sonja’s tweets, Jill announced that Brad (her gay husband) will appear in tonight’s episode. I talked about this in an earlier blog, I think something happened between Brad, Jill and/or Bravo that led to this appearance. At the beginning of the season, Brad was sending Facebook messages telling fans to send emails to Bravo asking them to bring him back to the show. Immediately after Jill appeared on Watch What Happens Live, where she announced that she and Brad were still tight, Brad changed his tune on Facebook. He sent a long messages saying that he had been traveling and he and Jill were still very good friends and that he would be appearing on the show in later episodes. It’s all very fishy!
And Crazy Kelly is up this morning Tweeting away and creating more You-Tube Videos, here’s the latest:
I uploaded a YouTube video — 524 0142 http://youtu.be/IyDAw1lBwBA?a
Growing number of Teens are using rhythm method for birth control. Practice safe sex, use a condom.
@ericstern1141 tks baby for pulling such hot clothes for me for #realhousewives.
@bravoandy “scary island” was the most downloaded show on itunes on all of TV
Does anyone know if her tweet to Andy Cohen is true? I don’t know where to find that information but she isn’t the most dependable source of information so while I suppose it could be true, I can’t confirm or deny her tweet.
She is surprisingly lucid in her video and complimentary to all of the housewives, even Bethenny. She advises Jen and Sonja to bring their boxing gloves next season. Of course, Kelly doesn’t know if they will be invited back next season, many people are tweeting her with the assumption that Kelly knows something that no one else knows. I think she was just spewing her “words of wisdom” after her many years of experience on the Housewives series. (yes, that was sarcasm) Kelly also didn’t give any indication of her intentions for next season either but people are tweeting her asking if that was her “goodbye” forever from the Housewives. Wow, some people read too much into the deep mind of Kelly Bensimon. (yes more sarcasm)
Kelly was on a roll for the past two days, she seems to have way too much time on her hands tweeting endlessly, posting photos on Facebook and making You-Tube videos. I suppose it could be worse, she could be volunteering to work with children. She is solidifying her insane behavior on the show and proving that she hasn’t changed or gotten any real help. She is also sticking to her story of being bullied. Many, including myself, have tweeted her questions about this alleged bullying including mine asking her why she keeps saying that all four women were harassing her when it certainly appeared to us that at the very least, Sonja was kind and caring and never said a bad word to her. She doesn’t respond to any rational questions, she is very choosy about which questions she answers. She continues to be contradictory in one minute saying how she is the only “real” person on the show then saying that it is just a TV show and isn’t her real life. She says she is just creating entertainment for people and it shouldn’t be taken seriously, just enjoy it…blah blah blah. At one point she even said to someone that they should come on the “set” with her during filming to see what really happens. Um…there aren’t any “sets” Kelly! All of this, to me, adds to my assumption that she does not have full custody of her children. School is out, why isn’t she doing things with her girls? I don’t think that they are with her. (Just my opinion)
Moving on, I do plan to blog during Bethenny Getting Married? In addition, I imagine that Jill and Kelly won’t go anywhere and will have plenty to say on Twitter and Facebook during Bethenny’s show. Every now and then I will even comment on The Jersey Girls! (who are really pissing me off by the way, but I’ll save that for the next blog as this one is getting long)
Tonight’s the night for the big finale. I am looking forward to seeing Ramona’s wedding vow renewal ceremony, I think based on the previews they are trying to make us think that there are questions about who will and won’t attend. A preview shows Jill saying she isn’t sure if she will attend and Luann saying that if she were Jill, she wouldn’t attend after being thrown out of the VI house like that. Manufactured drama, as we know from Ramona’s interviews that they all attend in the end.
Also looking forward to the lunch scene between Jill and Bethenny, the preview showed Jill crying crocodile tears (Ramona’s words) but hiding the “tears” behind her napkin, easier to make it appear real? We’ll see. I don’t think anything can convince me that Bethenny would let Jill back into her life again, not the way they were before the argument. I just hope Bethenny shields that little baby from Secrets of A Jewish Mother forever! (not all Jewish mother’s, just the Jill Zarin variety)
I hope Bryn learns how to eat healthy from Bethenny’s good sense and isn’t pouring her formula all over her mashed veggies in order to avoid overeating. I hope Bryn learns how to find the man of her dreams by watching the love and respect between her mommy and daddy and doesn’t “settle” for a rich Jewish man just because he has money. Finally, I hope Little Bryn learns to work hard and have integrity from her Mommy and doesn’t give out BJ’s in order to attain a jewelry collection.
So as I said, Yes, I will be blogging during Bethenny’s Getting Married? After hearing Bethenny describe it on Access Hollywood, it looks like it will be a sweet, funny and enjoyable watch! A great improvement over what we’ve been watching on RHONY and NJ!
I hope that someday Jill and Kelly can truly become better people, truly be happy for Bethenny and get rid of the jealousy that is causing them to act like idiots and show their ugly side! Wow, I might as well wish for world peace.
This weekend Alex and Simon are coming to Chicago with their cute little boys! I am so excited to meet them and I have taken notes of all of your questions and messages to them. I know that they are contractually obligated to keep their mouths shut about the reunion, but you know I have to try! Lol
Anyone who can join us is more than welcome, no advanced reservations or notification required. Just show up at their book signing between 4pm and 6pm at Barnes and Noble on Clybourn or you can also come directly to Cagney’s Restaurant just down the street from the book store also on Clybourn anytime between 6pm and 9pm. If you need any more information, details or just want to let me know you’re coming, feel free to contact me. I love hearing from you all for any reason!
They have also added an earlier book signing in the Chicago suburb of Winnetka between 11am and 2pm. Alex and Simon will appear on the local news program WGN-TV Channel 9 on Friday morning. They may even mention the cocktail reception at Cagney’s on the show. Last I heard they were talking to a few other news outlets in Chicago to appear while they are here but I don’t have anything more on that.
Please don’t worry about the blog while I’m away. I will be gone most of the day on Saturday with my son’s sports in the morning and Simon and Alex in the evening, but I do have a plan! Not to worry! You will all be well cared for…lol
Finally anyone who is interested in more about the Jersey Housewives, ImStillToni is blogging about those crazy ladies and more at: Imstilltoni.com She is a reality show junkie who has tried out for Big Brother a few times and personally, I think they’d be crazy not to take her, she is the perfect nut for that show! (I say that with all the love in the world)
Until next time…