I Hate Jill Zarin New Update June 7, 2010
Funny, Bravo is currently running some episodes from Season two of the Real Housewives of New York. We were talking about Bethenny and her being snarky. In all honesty, I didn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the “type” of snark that Bethenny used.
Seeing it now, Bethenny never really hurt anyone all that badly. That is not to say she didn’t say some things that were mean, she made fun of Alex’s newly redecorated home. So what? She doesn’t share Alex’s style and doesn’t care for it. She didn’t attack Alex as a person or Alex’s family. She makes fun of herself almost as much as she makes fun of others. It is meant to be a joke.
She has most definitely changed! When Luann confronted her at the Bachelor party about Bethenny calling Luann a snake, Bethenny was celebrating her engagement and maybe it was just to get Luann out of her face but she apologized. I think it was sincere however, because Bethenny did interview that she did feel badly about the way that she said it, so I think she was truly sorry. She may have meant the sentiment but wasn’t proud of her delivery.
As we watch Jill walking away from Alex time after time after time, we see Bethenny, who would have been justified to walk away from Jill, she held firm and talked to Jill at the Bachelor party, at lunch and again at Ramona’s wedding. How would Jill feel if Bethenny just kept walking away from her and refusing to listen the way Jill does to Alex?
Like all of you I am really anxious for the reunion to air. I believe the rumor is two people storm off and one person stomps their foot. (lol at the stomping the foot) We see in the previews that Jill storms out, but who do you think the other one is? Personally I think that it is Kelly. I also wonder if those who storm out are allowed to cool down and then return to the discussion.
I think I mentioned it in an earlier blog but Simon told us that there would be a 2 part reunion PLUS a lost footage episode. I’m not sure if he was speculating, but he seemed pretty sure to me.
If you have time, please read a few of my friend’s blogs about the Housewives:
The Real(ly) Old Housewives of Manatee County
Absurd to Sublime
Reality Tea (not a friend, don’t know the person but always thorough blogs)
(new post with a quote from Teresa regarding her bankruptcy)
Until next time……….
Previous blog in case you missed it:
I Hate Jill Zarin Monday Update June 7, 2010
I think by now we’ve all seen Teresa Giudice’s attack on Bethenny that took place over the weekend, she has since gone back and deleted all of her tweets regarding Bethenny but plenty of people know that those tweets are never really gone and so many people Re-tweeted them that they are still out there. What is it with these Jersey girls constantly tweeting insanely then going back and deleting it? You said it, own it! It is getting really old!
Teresa was criticizing Bethenny for being unhealthy because she had gone back to her pre-baby weight so quickly after giving birth she said Bethenny wasn’t “normal” and told her followers that Bethenny was trying to make people feel bad about themselves if they don’t lose weight as fast as Bethenny has done.
Teresa criticized Bethenny for having a baby nanny. Funny because that did come up when I was talking with Alex over the weekend, Alex admitted that Bethenny does have a nanny, however, Bethenny is breast feeding so she does still do the majority of the work and is getting up in the middle of the night to feed baby Bryn!
Personally, I don’t think having a nanny is anything to be ashamed of, if you can afford it, why not? Any new mother who can get help and get some rest is doing the best thing for their baby. Teresa keeps claiming she does everything alone without help, however, she had a babysitter there in the scene when she was making sauce in the garage. It was the “babysitter” who was asked if she was on her period since that is forbidden while making sauce. What was a babysitter doing there before she even gave birth to her fourth child? She apparently DOES need help with even three children! A Nanny and a Babysitter is the same thing!
Twitter went insane during Teresa’s tirade, many people were defending Bethenny and slamming Teresa, a few were backing Teresa but overall it was clear that most were disappointed in Teresa’s behavior. Teresa then said she was going to go through and block everyone who used vulgar language (not surprising Teresa said, for Bethenny’s fans) That is rich! Teresa is saying Bethenny has a foul mouth?
Dina actually posted in favor of Bethenny as well:
@DinaManzo I love my girl Teresa but Bethenny never attacked my charity. ??? Where did u get that from mama? I have no prob w her
For a change, Dina hasn’t deleted it.
The very next morning, the article appeared about Teresa and her Juicy Joe filing bankruptcy. I have seen the document filed in New Jersey and while I am no expert, it looks real to me. Several people have said that for a minimal charge, the court papers that were filed are available on the internet. I don’t know if laws vary from state to state regarding filing a legal action but I do know that they typically are a matter of public record, particularly for a Bankruptcy because you have to allow all creditors to come forward to claim what is owed to them by the person filing. In this case, Teresa and Joe!
I do not believe that Teresa knew that this was coming out in the press on Saturday morning, I think that if Teresa knew, she would have laid low on Friday instead of coming out with all the negative tweets about Bethenny.
I don’t know what is up with all of these women bashing and slamming one another. I know the history behind Bethenny and Teresa. During season one of the NJ Housewives, Bethenny was a guest blogger on Bravotv.com and wasn’t exactly complimentary to Teresa to say the least. Bethenny was being Bethenny as we saw her during season one and season two of RHONY, snarky and at times, mean. I’m not too blinded by Bethenny to see that. Teresa definitely had good reason to be upset. If I recall, however, Jill was also guest blogging and wasn’t really kind to any of the ladies either and we don’t see Teresa attacking Jill. I can see a lot of change in Bethenny, she is still snarky but she has lost most of the “mean” when it is unprovoked. Her apology to Luann, befriending Alex and her empathy toward Kelly certainly have shown a change in Bethenny in my opinion
So why is Teresa still angry with Bethenny? Well it didn’t end with the blogs. When Teresa came out of the gate guest blogging for The Real Housewives of New York, with a blog titled, “Team Jill” the gloves came off! Bethenny doesn’t use her Bravotv.com blog to go after Teresa, she does it in the press. She has answered Teresa’s blogs blow by blow in press interviews. There is a very distinct difference in the ladies styles. Teresa’s blogs on Bravo’s site weren’t making any sense, particularly during the first 4 or 5 episodes. Commenters were asking her if she was watching the same show as everyone else. Teresa tried so hard to maintain her position on Team Jill until it got to the point where Teresa’s fans were beginning to question Teresa’s sanity and common sense even asking why she hated Bethenny so much. There was also a lot of talk about Teresa losing out on book sales the same way Jill has done due to her absurd blogging and defending of Jill Zarin.
Teresa continued to blog, finally admitting that Jill was not being nice…but without really siding with Bethenny altogether. In another blog on TVWatch.com Teresa tells viewers, “I know you all love Bethenny but you don’t know her”. Teresa goes on to say that she has been dealing with photographers and interviewers that have also dealt with Bethenny in the past. Teresa claims that many of these people have told her how difficult Bethenny is to deal with and even calling her a bitch.
A Quote from Teresa’s Blog:
“Wow, so after I hire security to protect me from Bethenny’s wrath (maybe Danielle’s feathered friend is still available?)”
Don’t worry Teresa, Bethenny doesn’t have mob connections, so while that is your typical mentality, no need to worry about extra security, besides you can’t afford it anyway.
Some reporters and photographers have come forward to claim that they have no idea what Teresa is talking about and found Bethenny to be perfectly lovely to deal with.
Bethenny fought back just this week in an article that I read but I cannot find, I hope that one of you will post it here for me, I tried but I can’t remember which site it was on and I’ve searched as long as I am willing to.
Whether you like Teresa or not, I think she is being ridiculous! What is she thinking? One of her older blogs said that it is ok to like Her and like Bethenny, Teresa makes that very hard to do when she is constantly slamming Bethenny.
Luann mentioned on Watch What Happens Live that all of the housewives should all stick together and support each other and when Alex said something similar on Saturday night, it clicked. (you know, because I typically don’t listen to Luann) It is true! If one woman, in this case Bethenny, has a successful spin-off from RHONY, that opens the door for possibly more spin-offs. If it fails, most likely there will be no further spin-offs, right? Every housewife at every city should be praying for Bethenny’s success if they are smart! Even if they don’t get their very own show, they could certainly have more opportunities with more successful shows on the air.
Whether Teresa is having money problems or not, I feel she is out of line in attacking Bethenny when it comes to how she is raising her daughter. Bethenny chooses to have a nanny, she can afford it and is doing what she feels is best for her child. Teresa also has a babysitter who is shown on national television yet interviews that she has no help and does it alone. (not to mention her mama who is always lurking in the background )
I know we don’t have a whole lot of Jersey fans here, I am looking forward to blogging about the reunion and Bethenny’s show. I know the reunion show will provide plenty of drama to discuss. The previews on Bravo’s web site for Bethenny’s show look good, it will be a refreshing change to have a dramady rather than just drama! (Alex actually described Bethenny’s show as “falling on a banana peel” funny!)
Until next time…