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I Hate Jill Zarin The Finale June 4, 2010
I must say first that I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s episode, it had a little bit of everything and concluded with all of the crazy ladies together looking great.
Overall I cannot think of any other show on television that I enjoy as much as I enjoy the Real Housewives of New York. Each week the shows are highly anticipated, each week we hungrily search and share every tidbit of news we can find about the show and these ladies. We spend hours talking about them and loving them, hating them, how many shows can you really say that about?
I know that there are other reality shows that have similar discussion sites like, Survivor, Dancing With The Stars, and many others, but for me, I couldn’t get better entertainment than RHONY. Week after week they brought the drama, fun and of course..hatred.
I was so proud of Bethenny at the lunch with Jill. She never backed down yet she did get emotional. I could see that Bethenny did care about Jill at some point or she would have been much colder and maybe the lunch would never have happened. It seemed to me that while Jill did actually say the words, “I’m sorry”, she didn’t feel it and she didn’t mean it because the word after “I’m sorry” was “but” as she went on to explain her horrible behavior. I’m surprised she didn’t say, “I didn’t have my notes”.
What Jill did say was she never gossiped about Bethenny. Is she serious? We watched her in episode one tell all those people on the boat about Bethenny’s voice mail message, we saw her talking endlessly to Luann about Bethenny. At Perez Hilton’s party Jill was talking about Bethenny’s verbal assault on Luann even though she wasn’t even there! Jill spent the entire season gossiping about Bethenny! Jill is a lying piece of shit! Bethenny hit the nail on the head when she told Jill that she never accepts responsibility for her actions.
Jill clearly is never going to change and it was almost as if the light bulb that went off in Bethenny months ago, grew brighter when Jill called Alex “toxic”. What Jill managed to do when she said that was to solidify Bethenny’s decision to keep Jill out of her life. Bethenny has said it before, Jill always seems to have to have that one person that she blames for everything, she has to hate someone at all times in order for her life to be complete. When Jill realized she had taken it too far with Bethenny and wanted her back, she moved all of the hate inside of her onto Alex.
What had Alex really done wrong? Yes, Alex admitted that her “message” to Jill could have been delivered in a more appropriate way, but the message would still be the same. She said it in front of all of the other ladies, hello! You’re on television, those other ladies were going to see it, hear it along with the rest of the world, so in the end, is it that big of a deal? Jill was also angry with Alex for her response to Ramona in the Virgin Islands when Jill strutted in. Should Alex have lied? I believe that was the most real we’ve seen Alex all season. That reaction was real, the emotion was real, the anger was real and who can blame her.
Jill is treating Alex the exact same way that she treated Bethenny. Jill won’t even pause long enough to hear what Alex has to say to her. We watched Alex try again and again to talk to Jill, to clear the air and hash it out. Jill is shutting Alex out, just as she shut Bethenny out in her many attempts to try to make things right with Jill.
The difference is that Jill doesn’t care about Alex the same way she cares about Bethenny. Jill thought she could get public sympathy against Bethenny, what a fool! She also thinks that she will get any Alex haters on her side even now. Jill is in the press bashing Alex, she really is a complete moron. Doesn’t Jill read anything about her show? We know she watches the show, we know she sees how close Alex has become with Bethenny. Jill is enraged by the support for Alex. Jill has tried her best to get Alex off the show even starting rumors that Alex and Simon would be leaving the show.
No one has any idea who will or won’t be on the show next season. Personally I believe that a lot is going to depend on how Bethenny’s new show does and whether or not it will be picked up for a second season. Bethenny left the door open for her return and while she never connected it with her new show, I think that if her show is not picked up, she will return to RHONY, at least in some capacity. I bet If she isn’t on full time, she will probably at least make some appearances.
Luann’s song was just an attack on all of the senses! We have all heard it before even if we couldn’t sit through the entire thing. At least on the internet we can click on Stawwwwp! The ladies are all being kind and saying how much they love the song. Luann is given credit for living her dream…blah blab blah. Luann is just not a likeable character, unfortunately that is not a character she is playing on TV, that is the real Luann. She is condescending and rude! I cannot stand that woman. Looking back she wasn’t all that bad in Season one, but this has all gone to her head and it is clear to me that she feels like she is better than other people and that makes me want to vomit!
Did anyone else notice how Jill tried to make Alex look bad for not showing up at Luann’s launch party? Jill only mentioned Alex, yet Ramona and Bethenny failed to show up to support Luann. Can you blame any of them? Luann didn’t show up for the VI trip in support of Ramona, she reprimanded Alex at Sonja’s like a child for her delivery of “the message” (she was so condescending!) and it is clear to me that Bethenny cannot stomach the woman! Bethenny is perfectly correct, Luann is not the same person as she was Season one and she hasn’t improved herself, she has become a snake! Of course, Jill didn’t bother to mention anyone except Alex’s failure to show up. Jill didn’t actually want Alex to be there, she just wanted to slam her for not being there! Jill would have ignored her anyway!
Way to go Sonja! I thought it was great that she finally called Luann out for talking over people and not letting anyone else speak! Sonja also pointed out that Luann wasn’t even there! I think she was right to defend Ramona’s decision to get rid of toxic Jill. The best part of Sonja’s speech was Kelly’s face as Sonja told her they finally got some peace and quiet after Kelly was removed from the island! Thank you Sonja for bringing much needed class and fun to the show! Sonja was also nice and tweeted to me last night shortly after the show ended thanking me for my support. Very nice!
Kelly will show up anywhere that you tell her the cameras will be! We’ve all watched her crazy public service announcement, seen her interviews and read her drivel. She had eluded to the fact that she did not want to go on the trip but her interview with Access Hollywood she came right out and said she was forced, yes forced by producers to go on this trip.
Last night on Watch What Happens Live a caller asked Andy Cohen whether or not that was true. Andy clearly said more than once that Kelly was NOT forced to go to St. John. This had to make Kelly flip out and start talking to her furniture…not the “stuff” but the “objects”! I can just picture her flipping out!!!
Kelly didn’t fume alone, she took to her Twitter and went wild! Here are her tweets:
kikilet i wish andy & all of his opinions well.i was forced to go.if i didnt go,the trip wouldnt have been worth money
kiklet i wish andy well he loves the drama more than anyone
kikilet if i didnt go on the trip, they wouldnt have any drama
kikilet a fake getaway trip with the dynasty cast who havent had a pedicure since 98?
Kikilet bravoandy is an executive at BRAVO. SHED MEDIA pays me.
Don’t bother looking for these tweets, Kelly has deleted them and replaced them with this:
Kikilet glad you liked the season of #REALHOUSEWIVES it was their most successful season, ever. great work, ladies
Obviously she was infuriated and as she was basically calling Andy a liar people were tweeting back to her asking her why she was talking that way about her “boss”. I think many of us view Andy as the boss of the housewives. I don’t know whether or not he is technically their boss or if he has any control over the cast. Clearly his first responsibility is to Bravo and bringing in the big ratings. Is he ruthless enough to ignore the insanity that is Kelly Bensimon and put her back on the show next season simply for ratings. Probably!
Kelly hasn’t changed, she is just as crazy now as she was when she filmed in St. John. The ending of the show had Kelly spending much of her time being charitable? Tweeting her “words of wisdom” is hardly being charitable!
Jill is never going to change! She made that crystal clear! At her lunch with Bethenny, she said that she wakes up each morning trying to do the right thing. I guess she has some sort of medication in her Cheerios that force her to be a cunning, vile, bitch! While she was trying to convince herself and others that she tries to be a good person and tries to do the right thing, she is calling Alex toxic!
Jill blew Alex off again, she just refuses to let Alex even talk to her! Jill is so closed minded and has no idea how to deal with people. She knew she couldn’t tell Alex to “Leave!” since it was Ramona’s bash! Jill is carrying this “grudge” against Alex even months and months after filming ended.
Jill’s interview had her saying all of the right things, she said she recognizes that she holds onto grudges too long and it is a character flaw that she is working on, yet watch her as she holds this grudge against Alex! I was proud of Bethenny when Jill tried once again to get Bethenny to forget the past and allow Jill to get back into Bethenny’s inner circle. The screaming, “who gives a shit!” seemed to mean something different to Jill than it did for Bethenny! Jill, like a dog with a bone, tried to get Bethenny say all is forgotten and forgiven but Bethenny is so much smarter than Jill.
Bravo was sure to include captions of Bethenny’s words so that viewers would be crystal clear on what she said. Bethenny told Jill that she had to make major changes before anything could be better between them. Jill, once again, being the biggest fool in the world says that she is who she is….basically said take me or leave me! Luckily Bethenny is leaving her! Fans have already left her and she has done nothing in the finale to change anyone’s mind. Thank you Jill for showing us the real Jill Zarin this season and proving to us that we have been right all along in HATING you!
Is it me or is she always losing Bobby? It seems every event she has said, “where’s Bobby?” Do you think Bobby purposely stays away from Jill so as not to hear the venom she spews? I always get the feeling he doesn’t want to be there!
I still cannot figure out what happened with Jennifer Gilbert. Is she a housewife, is she not a housewife? She has had absolutely no impact on the show in the few episodes we saw her. She snarked at Ramona’s wedding planner, who cares?
I like Alex’s new attitude. She tells us in her interview that she is not getting anywhere by holding everything in when she is upset. Everyone gets angry sometimes, everyone has things that they would like to say and it’s time for Alex to have her say! Practice makes perfect and I think the more Alex comes out with it, the less difficult she will find it to be and the less she will stress out and break out in hives as she gets her feelings out and tells it like it is! I sincerely hope that Alex is back next season!
I thought Ramona looked amazing at her vow renewal ceremony! Mario’s vows actually brought a tear to my eye, I think he is a great husband and father and he clearly loves his wife. Not every man would so what he did and say what he said, especially on national television. I love that he mentioned their daughter in his vows. Nice job Mario, Ramona and Avery are lucky ladies!
I really enjoyed the entire season. Without all of the drama it may have not been as fun to watch but as much as I was infuriated by Jill, Kelly and Luann, I know Bravo wants to bring the drama, I suppose I feel like they could have balanced it a little better. I also enjoyed watching the less dramatic scenes like the four ladies enjoying themselves on their last day on the USVI trip. I liked seeing Bethenny and Jason together at his birthday party, alone chatting on the couch and moving downtown! I would have liked to see more of Alex and Simon with their children, more of Sonja’s life, and more scenes where the ladies are just enjoying themselves! I find myself smiling when they are smiling!
Thank you to Bravo, I have really enjoyed season three of The Real Housewives of New York! I will miss it but I know you’re working on even more great shows for viewers. I look forward to the two episodes of the reunion and anticipate a third that includes, “lost footage”. Bravo has put together a lost footage hour for almost every housewives show, I’m sure they will do it again. I’m also looking forward to Bethenny’s new show, it may not be as dramatic but I think it will bring some giggles and smiles.
Bravo is putting together Real Housewives series in Beverly Hills and in Washington DC, I hope they are going to meet the high standards that viewers have come to expect. They are also filming Atlanta and there are already rumors and drama coming out of Atlanta during taping, so we may find another winner there, we’ll have to wait and see. Overall viewers are disappointed with New Jersey this season and I hope Bravo learns from their mistakes. I don’t think it takes a genius to figure out what is wrong with Jersey.
Thank you to all of you for your amazing comments, you have really made this so much more enjoyable for me! I loved writing the blog and loved reading all of your comments. This has really been fantastic! It is not over, there is so much more to blog about!!! Even while the show isn’t airing, Kelly continues to Tweet, Jill continues to open mouth and insert foot and life goes on…stay tuned!
I am going to put together a blog showing all of the different comments/tweets from the stars of the show as soon as possible.
So Until Next time…