I Hate Jill Zarin Andy Cohen June 9, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin        To Andy Cohen          June 9, 2010

Dear Andy Cohen,

You know I’m a fan of Bravo and enjoy a lot of the programming but I have to write to talk about The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

The story line of Danielle against the world has gotten very old, not only that, but it is almost offensive that you would put this mediocre show on the air for fans who have been loyal and who have come to expect a much higher standard of quality.  There are times that it seems Bravo treats its viewers as though they are less than intelligent.  Viewers want to watch and enjoy Bravo’s shows, but it seems as though we are being taken for granted.  It feels as though Bravo is putting sub-standard programming on the air and expecting fans to accept it regardless of the quality. 

We have been through six episodes to date and each week we continue to hope that the next week will improve, so far we haven’t seen any evidence of improvement. 

We have watched as every possible duo of women on the show have gotten together to discuss Danielle, we watched Dina set up a “dramatic” meeting with her sister and sister-in law to discuss a meeting with Danielle.  We saw two women give birth, we watched Danielle hire thugs to accompany her to a charity event.   We’ve been treated to shopping, screaming and misbehaving children,  underage kids in strip clubs, a young child with an attitude and one housewife cooking.  This is not what I consider entertainment.  The Jersey franchise has jumped the shark after only one season.  It is very disappointing. 

It is hard for me to believe that you have filmed months of footage with these women and what we’ve seen is the best you can come up with.  Watching Jacqueline getting a mani/pedi while Kim just happens to walk in and be seated right next to Jacqueline so that they could….wait for it….discuss Danielle, was ridiculous!  Are we expected to believe that Bravo made the choice to film a housewife at the salon getting her nails done and Danielle’s friend just happened to walk in?  You insult my intelligence! 

The last straw was giving a teenage girl with an attitude a blog on Bravotv.com  I don’t know what the hell you think you’re doing encouraging a juvenile delinquent to write a blog on Bravotv.com.  This is a new low, even for Bravo!  Maybe you are anticipating the scenes that will result in Ashley’s arrest later in the season?

Ashley Holmes is not a housewife!  She took to Twitter a few weeks ago and asked fans if she should blog on Bravotv.com.  I watched as about a dozen people said, “yes, we would read it”  Andy,  you have husband’s writing blogs and hundreds of comments from viewers complaining that these men are NOT housewives and shouldn’t even be allowed to blog.  From that reaction, you’ve given an 18 year old obnoxious daughter a blog of her own?  Bravo does make a habit of doing the exact opposite of what fans want!  Great job!

The additional encouragement given to this punk kid by posting only positive comments below her blog is not a reflection of the true feelings of the fans!  You and I both know that there are plenty of negative comments flowing into Ashley’s blog !  Your people just choose not to post them!  Have you read her blog?  I couldn’t even finish it, what makes you think viewers want to hear an 18-year old kid yapping at us?  Count how many times the girl types “Haha”  How many exclamation points do you think are in that blog?  Once again, you don’t have to remind me that I don’t have to read it, the fact that it is there offends me!  I will not be treated like a fool, I would sooner switch the channel, and fans are doing just that! 

What is the demographic that you are looking to draw from your show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey?  I understand that typically the elite demographic are what?  19 – 49?  Something in that range?  Tell me please, how many viewers in this age range are going to want to hear what Ashley has to say?   Isn’t it bad enough she gets more air time than her mother these days? 

What the hell were you thinking allowing this horrible, rude and idiotic kid to yap at viewers in a blog?  I’m offended!  I know, you would say, “Don’t read it”.  Those are three wasted words because I won’t be reading her blog !  Her behavior on the show is reprehensible, she is dealing with adults here!  For the adults on the show to laugh and encourage her to send threatening text messages to another adult is insane!

I may not speak for your entire audience but in my humble opinion, you are losing fans in droves for your New Jersey franchise, if you think Ashley Holmes is going to help you increase ratings, I believe that you are sorely mistaken.  In fact, she just may be the straw that broke the camel’s back.  You will keep losing fans if you continue to push this horrible teenage girl with a bad attitude on your viewers!

I have read that the New York franchise attracts the “better” demographic, the wealthier viewers in the better areas of the country.  The Jersey franchise, less attractive demographics for Bravo, last season it may have had a few more viewers, but with less money.  Advertisers prefer the New York franchise.  They would rather have a few less viewers but with more money to spend on their products!  I don’t know whether this information is true or not, but I can tell you that viewers have come to expect higher quality from Bravo. 

Viewers need more than this  “beaten to the ground” storyline and set up scenes with ridiculous dialogue, “Don’t tell me to shush or I’ll SPEAK LOUDER”(that’s the sound bite?). 

Luckily for Bravo you seem to have many other irons in the fire like Bethenny’s new show, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Art competition show and other Housewife franchises.  We are hoping that this is just one kink in the armor and viewers can return for other higher quality shows, but Monday nights will be devoted to other channels. 



In other news….Jill’s d esperation for publicity has gotten so bad that she and her “people” are actually sending stories complete with text and photos directly to web sites…..case in point: 


This is perhaps one of the saddest stories I’ve seen yet!  In the end, The Dirty posted the photo and all three suggested text, so I guess all press, to Jill Zarin, is good press.  It shows that the quality of PR people in Jill’s camp leaves much to be desired.

Jill is also letting fans know that she will block all 800+ of my Twitter followers along with all 585 friends on Facebook.  Additionally poor @GingerZarin’s followers will find the wrath of Jill by blocking all 400+ of the pooch’s followers.  What a shame, that dog is hilarious!  Even Jill thought so when she started by following the witty dog until she realized Ginger was making fun of Jill, then she unfollowed. 

Does anyone else have the feeling that Jill is assuming that I created the account @GingerZarin?  I wish I could claim credit for such a fantastic idea and such great comments but I cannot and I don’t know who did but I admire them! 

Another great article, the comments are even better than the article, Page 6 loves Jill:

@newyorkpost Report: ‘Save’ Jill Zarin’s soul – http://bit.ly/dfW0lQ

One of the comments on this post mentioned that Jill has sold or is selling her Manhattan apartment?  Has anyone else heard this?  This is news to me. 

Keep the great posts coming, along with all the great links to the latest news and your own blogs!  Everyone is enjoying them!

Until next time………..


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284 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Andy Cohen June 9, 2010

  1. 2Stupid says:

    I’m supposing you’ve seen this. Jill really is in bed with Page Six.


    • LynnNChicago says:

      I have seen that, in fact I posted the same one…LOL

      If Page Six is trying to help, they are failing miserably….the comments speak for themselves..:)

      • 2Stupid says:

        OOps, sorry. Posted before I finished the blog. I’m wandering which housewife she is referring to, Bethenny or Alex. I think with Alex coming to Chicago and visitiing with you she can use that as some kind of tie in.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Yes, my guess would be Alex. Jill thinks we’re best buddies now because I, along with hundreds of others, met Alex at a book signing?


          • MAMAZ says:

            Yes and she thinks that one or both of you are GingerZarin or it is being done at your direction. She can’t accept how MANY people dislike her. She thinks it’s just the folks on your blog. And we call Kelly is delusional?

            • dee says:

              I don’t know which is sadder; Kelly’s delusion or Jill’s. Kelly’s delusion can be attributed to her lack of intelligence. As for Jill, hmm, not sure she’s dumb. She’s definitely not a rocket scientist, but she’s not as un-intelligent as the Kellster.

          • hotzz says:

            You two are so full of yourselves nobody cares and nobody is thinking about you.

      • KookADoodleDo says:

        Just by the title of the article, “‘Save’ Jill Zarin’s soul” , I really thought the Post was poking fun at the whole subject. Maybe I’m wrong or maybe it’s just wishful thinking!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Someone named “Birdy” posted a PERFECT response that explains it to the “T”…I’m guessing it is someone here who has all of their facts straight!

    • smackin says:

      Perfect nic for you 2stupid. Page 6 does not live with Jill hence she is not in bed with them. I’m shaking my head, I never thought anyone could be that stupid as to think Jill would live with Page 6 there is nothing but ink there and of course ink would get all over the sheets 2stupid. (perfect)

  2. MAMAZ says:

    You insult my intelligence!
    Lynn – You took the word right out of my mouth.

    I believe it was irresponsible for Bravo to let Ashley Holmes blog on their site. She has already been arrested and convicted for assault on Danielle Staub. Now they are giving her a forum to keep the fight going. I guess the ratings will go through the roof the next time she assualts someone. Let’s just hope nobody gets seriously hurt.

    What the hell is Jaq still doing on this show? I said it about Kelly but it applies to NJ too. If I thought my child was in danger because of someone on the show or from being on the show itself I would do what ever was necessary to get off that show. Including being sued for breach of contract. I assumed it was Dina leaving RHONJ but now I hope is Jaq. Maybe with her not there Bravo won’t use Ashley either. And even if they did at least Jaq could look at herself in the mirror knowing she didn’t whore her daughter out for her own fame and fortune.

  3. MickeyMouth says:

    Wow, some of those comments at the thedirty.com are mean. Why does this woman put herself and her DAUGHTER in these situations. I hope they have a good lawyer because I’ve read everywhere that Jill is suing the internet. I think she should start here: http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Science/Images/al-gore-thumbs-up.jpg, I’ve heard he’s the inventor.

  4. dee says:

    As for Bravo giving Ashley a blog, I liken it to someone petting or giving a treat to a dog right after that dog ripped up the their Dearfoam (oh so comfortable & not cheap) slippers. Know what I mean?

  5. A former Jill fan says:

    Agree with your letter to Andy Cohen about the NJ show especially regarding Ashley and Bravo giving her a blog. Don’t like the direction that is going, but then again, I don’t like the direction most of these housewife shows have been going for the past year or so anyway.

    I had recently seen an online article that jill was asking 3+ million about a year ago for her apartment. It never sold, I guess. The article said her price was way over the norm.

    • MAMAZ says:

      Do you think she put up a brass plaque that says Jill Zarin slept here? Maybe that’s why the price is so inflated.

      • A former Jill fan says:

        I remember also that she was quoted in the article saying that maybe a fan would buy the apartment and appreciate the renovation by Brad. So I guess she was hoping for a rich fan to step up and buy the overpriced property.

        • dee says:

          Reminds me of the Seinfeld where George bought the used car because he thought that Jon Voight owned it.

      • boston02127 says:

        Lol good one MAMAZ. Would that brass plaque be hanging over a big burn hole in the floor?

        • MAMAZ says:

          No Boston, over a puddle. Remember she doesn’t burn, she melts, lol.

        • smackin says:

          Either LOL or lol not Lol – probably didn’t get any sleep with all the drinking available to you. Don’t embarass 02127.

        • smackin says:

          Tell your ‘frenimies’ the truth about your red brick home the one with 12 apts. on 3 floors and how we pay for your living!!

  6. HD says:

    All I can do is laugh. I cannot believe Jill would stoop so low (well yes I can) to send out her own media information with a picture of her and her daughter. Really? LOL! Really FAMOUS people do not seek media attention, it follows them. Do you think Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Oprah, Tom Hanks and the like need to contact the press when they are shopping? How desperate can you get?! No one cares that you are your daughter are shopping for gifts. LOL! I can’t believe she did that.

    The letter to Andy I am still trying to wrap my head around. The show sucks and sucks horribly. Perhaps a whole new cast would make it work. These women are boring and actually out of the entire cast, Danielle is the only one that I would keep because she is funny in that ‘I am half nuts like Kelly’ type of way.

    • MAMAZ says:

      And doing it at Century 21 no less. Not exactly the high end store Jill usually leads us to believe she frequents.

      • dee says:

        Could it be that it was a two for one special. Jill gets to clean up her image and Century 21 gets free advertisement? All this thought up by one of her 4 P.R. people? Hmm? Ahhh???

      • KookADoodleDo says:

        I’m surprised she didn’t go to Saks & have her diamond encrusted Saks card included in the publicity pics!

        • dee says:

          What? So we can hate her even more? Absolutely not. She has to show that she is down to earth. Just like one of us blue collared, plastic shoe wearing plebes. Except in the end, even if you don’t watch the show, you know she’s not. She lives under extraordinary circumstances. Ones which most of us can only imagine.

          • Alana's Cat says:

            “GinzerZarin” (on Twitter) said it best… Jill is trying to be relatable. That is why she is suddenly mentioning McDonalds, too. So sad. And she still thinks she is hated because of how she acts on the show. NOT TRUE! She is hated because of how she acts in real life and especially for using a fake name to threaten Amazon reviewers.

      • Squirrels says:

        Way I see it? She’s happy to discount shop for Bawwby at Century. For her own clothes? I see a cab ride to Saks and Barneys.

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      Amazing that she claims she is being “stalked” by people, but is sending pics of herself & Ally for publicity.

    • bravofanfromday1 says:

      I’m pretty sure D list celebs do it all the time – Heidi and Spencer from The Hills are always giving the heads up to where they will be and look at all the press they get. I mean the “classier” of the gossip mags like People and US even give them lots of website and page time.

  7. A former Jill fan says:

    Just a couple of recent comments to jill’s “being harassed” facebook post. I especially love the second comment from Israel’s first PM.

    Carol Bocian Butler
    Ok, I don’t have a dog in this fight. But I do know that we do still have freedom of speech. As much as you don’t like it, Jill Zarin put this facebook page out there for people to post on. It is an open public figure site. This is what you get with that. Sorry that some people will have a problem with that. However, I also don’t think it’s … See Morecool to threaten her over her actions this season. Some people will always be the “Kelly” of the group and take things to bizarre and and crazy. I don’t love Jill and I don’t hate her. She does make for good tv watching. Not always in her favor though. It’s been a rough season for her fans in my opinion.

    Gloria Johns
    The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. ~David Ben-Gurion

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      If Jill wants to dish it out she better understand that it will be dished back.

      • smackin says:

        From you and who else? Seems to me that is a threat, exactly what she has been informing people of. Be nice, enjoy life and things will be alot easier.

  8. Capiche says:

    Lynn, add my name to your letter to Andy Cohen. I actually love Bravo and it’s one of my go-to channels when nothing else is on. Sure they have their hits and misses, but because I love the housewives series I believe we should take a stand against dreck like RHONJ. It damages the whole brand. Get those broads outta here!

    I actually “ran” over here as soon as I read the NY Post article. That Jill! And was it just me or was the Post making fun of her with that headline? As if to say…you’re getting SYMPATHY cards from former fans while we have Lindsay Lohan over there snorting the white powder?? bich, please!!…

    And when she is doing these things, she just proves the points I think Bethenny and Alex were making. She plants things in the press to make them look bad. I am beginning to think she had something to do with Perez Hilton’s outing of Bethenny’s pregnancy. Seriously.

  9. boston02127 says:

    good morning everyone

    Does anyone think Jill is kicking up her heels right now to get attention to herself and away from Bethenny’s new show this week?

    Also, I don’t think Jill realizes that the more she bitches she opens the door to 100 plus more people that have hated her all along to realize there are Blogs about hating her.

    Lynn~ Can you put the link up for the pictures of A&S at the book signing. I couldn’t see the pics on the last blog. thx

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Hi Boston, at the top of this web page, next to the “Home” icon, click on “About” that is where the photos are. Let me know if you can see them alright. Thanks! 🙂

    • smackin says:

      You need to go back to the rock you belong under and you are embarassing us with the addy of 02127 – change it please. Smiling .

    • smackin says:

      Begging is not becoming of you!!

  10. otaypanky says:

    here is my post to the page six comment portion under the latest lie by j.


    06/09/2010 9:29 AM

    Poor, pathetic jill. Now she wishes to poison the success well of Alex Van Kempen.
    When will she ever learn? We know she is intellectually challenged. This is a woman who speaks one language and she cannot even conjugate her verbs correctly.
    Go to Amazon. Hear what all are really stating about her ridiculous book and vindictive individual.
    When a venue such as amazon has a true hate fest going on surrounding this hasers (yay! yiddish) nonsense…you know this is a bad news loser of grand proportions.
    Now. I must take issue with Page Six. I am your customer. I am your reader. When your page six column becomes nothing more than Jill Zarin’s vehicle for her diabolical, sinister, envious, hateful and manufactured attacks on others…When Page Six is nothing more than a shill for false claims made by a bully whose only interest is to Stop Free Speech in America. That’s when I start buying the Daily News and many others will also.
    Page Six…You are in the wrong boat.
    You can sink with this ridiculous individual or you can float and before you run lies from this freak…try research.
    A Very Disappointed New York Post Fan.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/save_jill_zarin_soul_t2zRLtIaGPPKRG4Hydmm1M#comments#ixzz0qMXkw6Sz

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      Otay, great post! EVERY comment over at the Post’s article is ANTI-Jill.
      She is DONE, stick a fork in her!

      • smackin says:

        Not every, you choose not to tell the truth. In reality it is called lying and you will not go far in this world lying. Tell it like it really is – go back and read again. If you dare!!

    • SusanS88 says:

      Bravo Otay! Tell it like it is!

      • smackin says:

        She has conveyed a lie to you. Read the comments yourself. You will find not every comment is anti Jill.

    • smackin says:

      There is nothing poor or pathetic about Jill. Wish you were her? Jealousy rears its ugly head!!

    • smackin says:

      Have you forgotten what Bethanny said about Alex, Simon the children and their home last season. She degraded the home one thousand times worse than you people have degraded these women and their families. Look, read and be truthful.

  11. Sue says:

    Great blog entry Lynn!

    I have decided to stop watching RHONY because of the whole Ashley situation. That girl is one of the most enabled person on television. How many times has Caroline said, “Iron fist Jacqueline,” yet we see Caroline passively sitting there? The really sad part is that RHONJ’s ratings are going up. I guess some people like a dead horse being beaten to death.

    I am an admitted Bravo junkie. Top Chef, Shear Genius, Tabitha’s Takeover, Project Runway, RH…you name it I watch it. I am thoroughly looking forward to Bethenny Getting Married?, Top Chef DC and Work of Art. I want QUALITY reality TV. If I wanted crap reality tv shows I’d turn on Jersey Shore. At least I know what the lives of the Jersey Shore girls will be like in 15 years.

    • Sue says:

      That’s RHONJ not RHONY. 7 year old out of school is driving me nuts already! 🙂

      • MAMAZ says:

        Two words Sue
        Summer Camp!
        Just kidding. Mine are leaving Friday and I’m actually sad.

    • smackin says:

      I am sure the characters of Jersey Shore would be interested in someone who is positively interested in their life 15years from now oh and even better – known what their lives will be. Quick, for sure you can make a quick buck of the situation and snooki and whoever else is on the show. You like any reality show.. turn to your own life and enjoy it. Forget about others, as is the statement – take care of yourself and others will take care of themselves. Peace !!

  12. SusanS88 says:

    I Love @GingerZarin! Can’t believe Ally said that someone was using their dog to harrass them! It’s satire..and it’s funny as hell! You’d think that the Zarin PR team would see this as good publicity given all the really, really negative stuff that’s out there. Many reality stars appear to accept the “villian” mantle. Seems pretty obvious that Zarin is fighting that for all her pitiful worth. My thoughts on that are related to the item she is currently hawking, her book. She can’t be a villianess and sell a book that gives (alledgedly) good motherly advice right? (jewish or otherwise) and that is the ONLY product she has to sell right now! Oy! She shoulda thought about that beforehand and acted accordingly. I am just sayin….

    Maybe they should line up a product(s) that suit her new “hated” status that she could sell? Oh, I know! A greeting card line (ironic, no?) that has all the bitchy things to say when you don’t like someone? Or perhaps Adam and Eve could sell a lube called “Drools for Jewels” or something with her pic on it? Sorry, I know that’s disgusting. Would love to hear everyone’s else’s ideas on Jillousy’s new product line based on her new persona. Please please bring it on! You guys are so sharp and witty I hope you post some! 🙂

  13. ShelleyMUA says:

    Excellent Lynn, I agree with every word. RHNJ could easily air on VH1 or MTV with the utter rubbish they have aired this season. Just amazed that no one could explain to Ashley that she was being exploited. Then fool the child with only posting positive comments cheering her on.

    Bravo needs a whole new cast next season.

  14. Olivia says:

    Dear Andy Cohen:

    Consider another response attached to this post. My devout wish is that someday in the future, when they are of age to carry this out, that both Danielle’s daughters sue the hell out of you and Bravo for destroying their self esteem for providing an outlet for their pathologically crippled mother to exhibit herself in this fashion. The emotional toll that they are subjected to cannot be measured but to tap into the greedy coffers of this network.

    The fact that they must live with this insane woman is one thing but these young girls have been subjected to Bravo’s determination to showcase this woman in what can only be described as the sleaziest of vignettes as she brags about a 2 year phone sex relationship, propositions a date for a “quickie” in the restroom, invites convicted felons into her home, stalks her neighbors as they plead in the backseat of a car, destroys a charity event, is caught on two different sex tapes that are up for sale, is seen being attacked by an 18 yr old delinquent that led to a court appearance, is shown giving pole dancing lessons, has had her dirty past raked up as a storyline, is shouted down as a “prostitute whore”, and is generally considered a complete psychopath by the audience.

    These kids do not appear to have an advocate acting on their behalf as this program and their unfortunate parent continuously put them at risk. The eldest daughter has had her missed prom date episode scattered throughout the internet at the hands of another “member” of your cast who has serious issues of her own and whom you have now chosen to add to your blog chatter.

    This is not only disgraceful but unconscionable for what is happening to these two innocent children whose only involvement in this series is that they happen to be related to a woman who chooses to exploit herself for the sake of fame at your hands. The collusion to gain ratings is being done at the expense of these two kids and no matter how it is spun there is no valid excuse to be obtained for doing so beyond ratings.

    The NY and NJ women, bad as they are, at least have the ability to think for themselves. These children are hostage to the manipulations. Someday I hope that they have the opportunity to bring this to bear on the Bravo network who has, in my opinion, giving little thought, if any, to what this insanity is doing to their developing psyches. It is shameless and my wish is that someday you pay in full for this. There is no other way to frame this but child abuse.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Hear! Hear! Outstanding as always!!!

      • MAMAZ says:

        Beautifully said Olivia, hearfelt, articulate, moving. Sadly I don’t think that’s a language Bravo understands.

      • anniieee says:

        Wow Olivia, That was so very impressive–Bravo are you listening? You knocked my flip-flops off! You say what I think as a child advocate, but am not articulate enought to say. I think with my emotions when it comes to the children on the shows. Keep them coming—great writing.

      • smackin says:

        Hear Hear? really? So you wasted the money donated to you for english lessons. tsk tsk. LOL

    • SusanS88 says:

      Olivia, you are so spot on and so articulate that your letter brings tears to my eyes! Standing O here, for sure!

      I will admit that I don’t even write comments about NJ here or anywhere else and it’s likely because of what you so succinctly point out. It is fucking tragic, to give it more street vernacular. With that said, someone should call the authorities. I am not sure which ones would be appropriate, but I recall reading about J&K + 8, where some authorities were called in as “advocates” for the children. I think in their case it may have been to ensure that proper monies were being set up for the children in return for their appearing on TV but I also think that it was to ensure that the kids were not being harmed in their chance for “normal” development, as it were. I agree with you 110%, Danielle’s kids are the most at risk here. And where the eff is the Father? It’s a very sad situation in the making and thank you for bringing it to everyone’s attention.

      • Olivia says:

        My kids were embarrassed at that age if their friends caught me wearing my bathrobe. These kids must suffer the indignities in dealing with classmates and friends as their mother continues to make an ass out herself each week in a bogus storyline that is utterly senseless.

        It is much too depressing to consider what these two kids must bear in just getting through another day in the life of Danielle Staub. Their father must be a real piece of work as well. No one is protecting them.

    • Squirrels says:

      Rock on Olivia

    • error 404 says:

      first off.. If Bravo has blame, so do we. It’s easy.. way easier than writing a letter and sending it.. just push a button on the remote… don’t watch.

      Bravo knew NJ was bad.. why do you think they overlapped it with popular RHoNY and BGM? We should just stop watching… stop blogging, stop commenting, the day Andy googles RHoNJ and comes up with nothing that isn’t 2 weeks old is the day we won.

      And if Bravo is to blame for crazy parents ruining their kid’s childhoods… are we going big with this? Are we going to shut down all little miss beauty pageants, are we going to shut down all little league baseball, etc..?

      Bravo is no more or less to blame than any other corporation in the US. Or are we all suing Coke because we fed our kids too much of it and now they’re fat? Where do I sign?

      • MAMAZ says:

        You’re right error. The viewer also bears some responsibilty.

      • SusanS88 says:

        Good point error. No, the onus is on the Parent! I believe that is what the authorities in PA (J&K+8) were looking into in terms of ensuring that those kids interests were looked after. In the end, it’s the parent that negotiates with and gives permission, to Bravo in this case.

    • MorgaineSwann says:

      Excellent letter. I do fear for those poor girls. They seem so nice, but they seem as if they’re always ducking in case something goes flying through the air. Bless their hearts, maybe modeling will give them a way away from that awful woman.

  15. Sue says:

    I’m blocked my Jill Zarin too. I made it into the big leagues!!! LOL Sorry, but Lynn, you are much more entertaining and a heck of a better read than Jill.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Funny, Thanks Sue. I never know if I should feel bad or thrilled when Jill blocks people just for following me…it is just so idiotic!

      When Dina Manzo threatened to block anyone who follows TweetMaxine I thought that was a little crazy even though I could sort of understand it. MadMax steps way over the line, in Dina’s case, Max was saying that Dina was stealing money from her Ladybug Charity which is most likely from Maxine’s feeble mind. I used to think she was funny, but really she is just a vicious, vile horrible person!

      The funny thing is when Jill announced her intention, she said “Dina” gave her this idea and the moron Perez Hilton thought she was talking about Dina Lohan. doh!

    • smackin says:

      That’s good seems Jill has better insight than you and all your homies. LOL

  16. cusi77 says:

    Good Morning Lynn!

    Couldn’t agree more with your letter to Andy Cohen! Courage!

    Please Lynn, Where did you buy that gorgeus necklace you were wearing at the book signing?

  17. MickeyMouth says:

    This reunion show has to be awesome. I mean, it begs to question how bad is it that she is crying her victim story to every media outlet. She must know what we can only hope; she is getting spanked hard this Thursday!

    • error 404 says:

      Totally! and I for one will be watching with glee!

    • Kelly Looks Smelly says:

      Agreed. I think this is the most likely reason for all the hullabuloo. Especially after Andy outed JZ as one of the hw’s “walking out” of the reunion on WWHL. It does not look good for JZ. Keeping my fingers crossed she gets her comeuppance this Thurs.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Kelly Looks Smelly…OMG I die!!! ROFLMAO Did you use that name before? I missed it if you did. Classic!

        • smackin says:

          You are so nasty but don’t deserve the Mr. Nasty to you compliment. YOu are nothing but trouble. Give these girls a break. Making the show is more difficult than you know – OH MY – I just got it YOU want your own reality show, you are jealous. Got it !! You won’t get it!

  18. Adgirl says:

    Jill Zarin has jumped the shark.
    Unbelievable. Contacting Page Six about the cards?
    I did not send a card because I (personally) don’t believe in reaching out directly to celebs unless I have a highly personal reason for doing so (i.e. -If they did something nice for charity I personally support I might write). I don’t twitter, facebook or email them. But I DO understand why Lynn and others on this site sent the cards. They are frustrated and insulted by Jill’s behavior. She tricked us all into believing she was a nice person.
    I don’t think anyone from this site wrote anything remotely threatening unless it was “why don’t you go back to Brooklyn and take your little dog Ginger back with you, too.

    Jill really disappoints me by insinuating Alex is behind this and trying to have Alex kicked off the show. I can’t believe Jill is trying to ruin Alex’s ability to earn a living. Doesn’t Jill think that The Chums deserve for their mother to put a few bucks in the bank to pay for their college?

    Really selfish. Sad. Mean. I feel dirty just knowing she has this attitude towards all of us.

    • MAMAZ says:

      She didn’t just jump that shark, she jet skied over it through flaming hoops while wearing her pink skating costume like she was in an act at Sea World!

    • morning says:

      ” But I DO understand why Lynn and others on this site sent the cards.” I don’t recall Lynn ever saying she sent a card.

      • smackin says:

        You don’t recall Lynn @ cards. Is this Lynn – are you using many nics? Just asking the obvious!

  19. boston02127 says:

    @Lynn~Thx. The pictures are great. Alex and Simon look like movie stars. They look like such a happy family. Their boys are getting so big, they get cutier and cutier the older they get. RileyKitty thanks for your pictures too! I loved all of them.

  20. DCxicana says:

    Here is the article from the NY Times about Jill trying to sell her home.

    • Kelly Looks Smelly says:

      I saw this a while ago and wondered what is going on? Didn’t they sell their hampton’s home a while back, too? I recall JZ staying at Lumann’s because she no longer had a house in the hampton’s. I wonder if they are facing serious financial issues?

      If so, her performance on this season of RHoNYC surely could not have *helped* the bottom line of their business, could it? I, for one, would never consider doing business with someone I consider to be so vile.

  21. otaypanky says:

    latest post to nypost…


    06/09/2010 9:59 AM


    housewives redecorated her apartment on the 30th floor of a high-rise on 60th Street and First Avenue near the Queensboro Bridge. She had the help of a designer, Brad Boles, and furnishings from the family business, Zarin Fabrics on the Lower East Side. When the work was finished, she invited another cast member, Bethenny Frankel, to see the results.

    Ms. Frankel turned up her nose at the eclectic contemporary look, which includes chandeliers, textured hand-painted walls and a blue-and-white bedroom ceiling. Liberace Versace, she said.Like Ivana Trump To spend a weekend alone in the apartment, she observed, would be like taking a hit of acid.

    Now with her success on the show, a book in the works and endorsement deals, Ms. Zarin hopes to move to a larger apartment, perhaps closer to Central Park, and to sell her old apartment, with luck to a fan who will appreciate the wall finishes.
    listed the 1,950-square-foot three-bedroom apartment at 401 East 60th Street in the Bridge Tower Place condominiums for $3.2 million. The price is significantly higher than that of similar apartments on the market. But Ms. Zarin place comes with the furniture.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/save_jill_zarin_soul_t2zRLtIaGPPKRG4Hydmm1M#comments#ixzz0qMePPRHN

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      oooooooooo you mean she is including the furniture that Ginger made a statement on???

    • Jennifer says:

      So is she going to sue them now for publishing her address? I know she trying to ‘ win’ public sympathy back but she’d honestly do better if she just stopped talking…. Because now she can’t claim victim the NY Post published her address

  22. error 404 says:

    I love that all of these Jersey-centric shows are showing the country what we NYers always knew! You know what NJ? We ARE done!

    Poor Jill, she can’t sell her apt because mean girl B called it Liberachi-kookerachi. Frankel is ruining people’s livelihood!

    And now Alex’s friends are threatening Jill via USPS. That’s a crime, and yes, Silex should be dragged into their Bklyn st and shot in front of their kids, just as long as a pic of Jill and Ally in matching mother-daughter outfits watching the execution is featured on page 6! Otherwise forget it.

    And why doesn’t Ally have a blog! It’s not fair Ashley has one and Ally doesn’t. What Andy? No, I’ll hire a tutor to write it for her! Stop with the … ok, just LEAVE!

    Anyway, what was I saying… oh yeah, Jill’s too pretty to work!

    • dee says:

      Hey!!!!!! As an ex-NY’er and now New Jerseyan (still don’t know if I should call myself that) I don’t know how I should take your comment.
      But seriously, the problem with RHONJ is the cast and the boring storyline. Believe me, I know of some women, down at the Jersey Shore, that would be perfect for RH drama. Especially those Pop Warner mothers. They cause too much drama for your mamma!! Umm-hmm.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        I agree Dee, I don’t think that we can blame the State of New Jersey, there is plenty of blame to go around but certainly not all of the people of NJ

      • MAMAZ says:

        Dee – I have a friend who was one of those Pop Warner moms when her boys were younger. She would have bitch slapped Danielle and run her out of Jersey, spanked Ashley’s well deserving ass and made her get a job, and told Caroline to STFU already. Hmmm, maybe I should suggest that she audition.

      • error 404 says:

        I was just being my usual sarcastic self. As you know, NY vs. NJ is like two rival sports teams. Go NY!

    • JazzNightOut says:

      I think Ally did have a blog on NYC Prep.

    • smackin says:

      You have that down pat. Except that Jill can buy and sell all you haters and all the housewives, that is why she doesn’t need to work. A smile goes a long way and Jill has a perfect smile. Peace !!

  23. Olivia says:

    We are all too aware that Jill Zarin and her minions spend the day googling her name and looking for excuses to either highlight her victimhood or do battle with those who are in the opposing camp.

    The best and easiest form of retribution is to ignore her. Do not comment. Do not engage. Do not follow her trail of rewriting her history. Shutting down the combat and depriving her of the “enemy” would be the most fitting of all.

    The impasse of leaving her in total silence is the worst thing she could face. She will always have those delusional souls out there who would defend her no matter what. It just adds fuel to her ever burning fires since her lies have already caught up with her.

  24. WindyCityWondering says:

    Great letter to Andy! We can complain all we want, but take to someone who can do something about it is what needs to be done.

    After reading Ashley’s blog and watching those who are suppose to care about her and help her make good life decisions (Teresa, her mom, her boyfriend and the Manzo crew) support her “defending the family and arm fat justification” for behavior that will lead to more charges being pressed – it was the last time I will view Real Skankwives of NJ.

    Personally, I have never understood the interest with all things New Jersey – making fun of the self absorbed, trash talking butchers of the english language, prancing and preening time warp fashion and makeup wearing weird ones (have you seen one dress on Jersey Couture that you would wear except for Holloween????) isn’t series worthy – it isn’t even one episode worthy television.

    Bravo has to know the housewives formula didn’t work in Jersey. The characters didn’t mesh, there are no interesting places they go (driving down the highway, homes with interiors designed by satan on crack, salons and banquet halls?) and the dialog…….puleeeze!

    Bravo doesn’t have to worry about this franchise jumping the shark but how to dispose of this trash – a shark wouldn’t even touch this hot mess.

    • smackin says:

      You need spelling lessons on a full year of english. Peace – BTW there is nothing wrong with Andy, he has a full time job I don’t see you participating on Bravo with pay. LOL

  25. cusi77 says:

    Well said OLIVIA. You have expressed what goes trough the minds of many people and Andy and Bravo needs to know that we, the viewers, are not brain death!

  26. MAMAZ says:

    Jill’s clock – 14:01, 14:02, 14:03………..

  27. boston02127 says:

    Ally’s nightly dream:
    Jill’s in high school and some random girl asks Jill to borrow a pen and Jill answers:
    I’ll let you have a pen if you give me your first born and poof years later Jill found Ally on her doorstep. Ally’s dream comes true, Jill isn’t her real mother.

    • smackin says:

      Plain nasty. 02127 people are much better than you are representing. I see they call you Boston that is good for us they don’t realize that 02127 is really not Boston. If you have children you should be ashamed of yourself. Children are not up for bashing. Got it? No? I figured, you don’t have anything but a red brick building and some stamps !! Grow up and leave the children alone.

  28. Adgirl says:

    Jill’s “announcement” in Page Six today just underscores her complete lack of empathy for her cast mates and fans of the NY show. She lacks perspective and most tragically -she has no sense of humor.

    She should publicly embrace her (unintentionally) self made persona of a hyperventilating, judgmental, scolding, social climbing Yenta instead of clinging to the illusion that she is a misunderstood and abused fairy book heroine.

  29. HD says:

    I can tell Jill was probably the ugly, fat kid in school that never got asked out on dates and that always wanted to be part of the popular crowd. Now that she has a little limelight this is her way of reliving her failed youth all over again and saying, “nan-nan-nana, I am one of the popular girls now.” She is still stuck in her formative high school years and FINALLY she got to eat french fries at the popular table and she is fearful of metaphorically sitting in the back of the cafeteria again all alone, eating a bologna and cheese sandwich on Rainbow bread, with her dry pretzels and can of Rite soda which is why she is clinging with bloody fingernails onto her little piece of fame.

    • error 404 says:

      yes, but I think this could be said of al the wives.

      Bethenny: you don’t develop that kind of sarcasm or observation if you were popular. Her childhood was probably very Daria.

      Kiki: let’s face it, Kiki’s never had a relationship in her life. She can’t even understand basic language.
      “Hi Kelly”
      “What are you doing?”
      “Why are you making fun of my lasagna?”
      “You know what, I don’t care about this conversation!”
      “F@#$%ing psycho bitch”
      Boys being nice to you if you let them feel your boob isn’t being popular.

      Ramona: no one who was popular could have delivered that tirade on the Bklyn bridge. That was 50 years of being kicked like a dog coming out. I think it’s hard for Ramona to hear ‘good morning’ with out her thinking she’s being attacked.

      Alex: science nerd with glasses is written all over her face. Her laugh is the best! It’s like an Urkel laugh or something an actor makes up for a comedy show. Nerd alert! Nerd Alert!

      Lulu: haha… remember the time she told everyone she was related to Princess Di and lived in a palace, but we followed her home in Jen’s beamer and she lives in a trailer with a mom toot fat to work! OMG we were dyyying! She’s like 12′ tall and then she took that short guy to the prom and told everyone he was a computer millionaire, but Beth’s date recognized him from Computer World down at the mall! ahhhahahahahaha OMG I’m gonan wet myself!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      And Gloria liked Lisa best!

      • MAMAZ says:

        Error- That was freaking hilarious. I love that you are always dropping these little pop references like Hyancith Bucket and Daria.

    • Brigid says:

      While I get what you’re saying – I’d like to add my .02 . I know plenty of people who were “that girl” in high school – unpopular or unattractive or both – bullied, harassed and friendless. Some of them turn out like Jill – some of them don’t. People that have been marginalized or suffered or some kind of persecution join one of two camps later in life. They either join the camp of “I suffered so much, I’d never want anyone else to have to go through what I did – so I’ll use my experience to reach out to people, grow and make a positive impact on the world” – or the camp of “I suffered so much EVERYONE else should HAVE TO SUFFER EXACTLY THE WAY I DID AND EVEN WORSE!”

      Unfortunately – Jill falls in the latter group.

    • smackin says:

      You need a life. If you don’t know ask ‘boston02127’ , there was a young lady that was harassed so much she is now dead from MA. Yes, she killed herself and even the teachers didn’t help but hopefully we will work this out for her sake. Are you the kind of person that agrees with hurting kids be it throw things at them, hit them, badger them on the net, better yet what would you do if your child was badgered and commited suicide. Doubt you would write such a comment to anyone. Be kind – it’s all the rage !!

  30. WindyCityWondering says:

    OMG! Jerry Steinfeld is guest hosting on Regis and Kelly! Kelly is kicking his ass about the housewives franchises!

    • error 404 says:

      if Kelley is kicking Jerry’s ass, he must not be willing to hit a girl. Sorry, this isn’t sexist, but she doesn’t seem his intellectual equal to me.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        What has Seinfeld come to? He is hosting Regis & Kelly, talking about housewives and interviewing the Kardashian train wrecks!

        Losing respect by the boatload!

        • error 404 says:

          I assume he’s slumming it in a desperate bid to save his failing show. The network probably all but forced him to do it, as his attitude is always “I can’t believe I’m doing this shit” lol

          I hadn’t seen him in a while, and I was surprised to see that he’d morphed into the Carl Reiner/Alan Arkin curmudgiony old comic mold. he’s like everyone’s cranky Uncle Sol at the family get together!

          • vilzvet says:

            Favor he’s doing for his good friend Kelly! He said he hangs with her hubby all the time on school runs in the city, plus they must socialize in the Hamptons on weekends.

        • smackin says:

          Wow – anyone look into your lonely pathetic life? Shall we put you on stage and compare you to anyone that you have criticized and BTW Seinfeld is laughing all the way to the bank while you cry your way thru life. LOL

    • morning says:

      I’d be surprised if the audience even knows what they’re talking about.

  31. SusanS88 says:

    Adgirl said, “But I DO understand why Lynn and others on this site sent the cards. ”

    To be honest with you, I’ve read as many comments as humanly possible for me (and I’m sure that’s at least 80% if not more) and I’ve never seen one commenter saying they sent a card. Sorry if I am wrong and missed a comment or two. I just never saw that sort of feedback since this whole particular issue came to the fore. Not trying to “ding” you here but I think you are stating something that you may have only “perceived” as having happened. I read about it from the beginning, saw the smackdown on the mag sub cards immediately, and didn’t send anything anyway. I heard an idea expressed here, discussion about it, but never any actual campaign to do so. Just my .02.

    • error 404 says:

      OMG… is it possible that Jill never even got any cards, but just manufactured this drama based on reading this site? I know I never sent anything. Classic!

    • yesIwatchthiscrap says:

      On the old site I remember someone saying “I just sent mine”….but not really worth going back to dig it up to point out who. I would understand that no one wants to raise their hand right now saying…”I did it, I did it!”
      But I honestly doubt it was an overwhelming amount of cards…maybe a half dozen?
      I didn’t send one, I just didn’t agree with it, while fuel her fire lol.

      • SusanS88 says:

        On the “old” site? I think Lynn’s blog was on wordpress only at that point and not hubpages, unless my memory is failing (wtf..everything else seems to be!) I only followed Lynn on hubpages for about a week before she moved here. Seems like that was May 8th – her first post here. That date don’t jive with Jillousy’s story. Anyone?

    • MAMAZ says:

      I thought the same thing. I suspect a couple of people may have sent them but I doubt if it was the avalanche of hate the JZ wants everyone to think it was.

      • Jennifer says:

        Seriously she would have been better to just throw them out and ignore because even though she getting press now it’s not helping her image – of course maybe it’s Kelly PR 101

    • morning says:

      I responded at the original comment (where no one will see it!) I don’t remember Lynn ever saying she sent a card.

    • pixytrixter says:

      In this economy, I have to say, money is so tight that while it’s funny to talk about sending Jill a sympathy card, to me, Jill isn’t worth the $1.50 it would take to send something that’s gonna end up in the trash. I’d rather buy myself a large coffee as a treat and sit sipping my java, relishing the good vibes of not being as hated as her.

  32. Olivia says:

    Bravo is busy setting up another “feud” for consumption as we are all aware of the Danielle/Ashley smack down that happened last year. They are hoping to create the same “teams” that were evidenced by the Jill/Bethenny imbroglio that captured this season’s series.

    The difference is that neither Danielle or Ashley are worthy of defense. Danielle is just plain crazy and Ashley is one of the most unlikable characters to appear on any show. Unmotivated, lazy, entitled, smug, and just plain stupid does not endear a character to an audience. This kid needs a swift kick in the butt!

    Derek’s mother should have never allowed Ashley to come live in her home in the first place. Providing her an excuse to laze around and be nothing more than a bed mate to her son is something most parents would decline up front. So she “cleans the house”, big effen deal. That scene where she brings her laundry home can be considered bogus since she was already living with a family that one would assume owned a washing machine. One can assume that if she were “cleaning” the house the washing machine was also made available to do her own laundry without dragging it off to her mother’s.

    Where does the money come from to support her cellphone, computer access, clothing, gas, car maintenance, nights out in clubs? Is Derek supporting her on his Blockbuster salary? Doubtful. This is just one lazy, good for nothing young woman who spends far too many hours on the computer stirring up trouble.

    Bravo must think we are as stupid to buy into this junk as Theresa is to think we admire her colossal spending sprees.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      You never fail to impress with your insight. This is exactly what Bravo is doing! They see the success of a “team” building promotion. They get a twitter/facebook/blog war going….since half of these shows play out on the internet, it is perfect! (in Bravo’s eyes)

      For it to work, however, we actually have to like one of the team leaders, as you said….we got nothin! Brilliant Olivia!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I bet Jackie’s husband is supplying the money to get Ashley out of his house (life).

      • MAMAZ says:

        And remember Jaq said she was nervous because Derek’s mom was so conservative. I don’t know many conservative families that allow that siyuation in their home at all let alone display it on TV.

  33. Olivia says:

    I never sent a card to Jill Zarin and even if some here did than what would have been the actual count? 20? 30? Not enough to produce the “blitz” that Jill is assessing to require a “threat”.

    If there were actual threats then it did not come from the regulars here who do not add up to a huge number overall.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Olivia~ Most likely Jill purchased cards and diffrent color pens. I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if she mailed them to herself.

      • SusanS88 says:

        LOL Boston!

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        You know I have to wonder what was written in the cards that she is elevating this as a “threat” Did someone threaten to have Ginger taken away? Any real threat would be serious business but she tipped her hat when she tried to imply Alex was behind it. She is sounding crazier than Kelly with thinking people are trying to hurt her.

  34. otaypanky says:

    Oh Jeez.

    There were no threats.

    Wake up!

  35. otaypanky says:


    Saw your post to ny post page six article…good goin’ girl.

    • Adgirl says:

      Ha! Thanks – I just KNOW JZ will be reading those comments so I couldn’t resist.
      BTW- I laugh every single time I read your handle. I have an Amercian bulldog (like Petey) named Spanky.

  36. boston02127 says:

    Have a nice day everyone. 🙂

    Oh and Kelly, I haven’t forgotten about you:

  37. butterisafruit says:

    I went into the living room yesterday, my husband had the tv on MUTE. I noticed he was watching one of the cable shows like CNN. (I don’t know which one because he’s a guy with a remote…you know what I mean ) Anyway it was something about Oprah. Stedman said Chicago didn’t appreciate her..I’m not exactly sure why. One of the talking heads was familiar..then I LOOKED it was Jill Zarin. I said to Mr. Husband why is it on Mute and HE SAID. See that broad? (he’s so tender, When he hates someone they’re a broad)..I said yes? He said when she talks she honks!

    HE has NO IDEA who she was, I tried to tell him and he looked at me and said..Babe I don’t need to know, I got her on MUTE for a reason.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      roflmao What a great story!

    • Squirrels says:

      Gotta love it.

    • viki55 says:


    • yesIwatchthiscrap says:

      That is one of the reasons I never warmed to her. That voice!

    • error 404 says:

      OMG Andy Cohen has unleashed an army of monsters on us! An evil plan to take over the world?

      Remember when Lulu, a Native American from CT who once married a French “Count”, was giving her opinion on the British Royal Family!

      They’re the equivolent of those kids who jump up and down behind the camera on news reports! lol

      • anniieee says:

        Okay another dirty computer… I should know not to drink anything while I read this blog. AND I laughed so hard it came out my nose! That was so “luman” I pictured her interrupting Larry King with that raspy ass voice…Dahlinggggg, waving her arms so the one shoulder fell off, saying mmmmeeeee meeeeee next next… “you know dahling, Fergie can’t buy classss…” Notice how class has ass at the end of it.

    • SusanS88 says:

      OMG you just made my day Butter! rolflmao!!! Besides the fact that your name cracks me up every time i see it (butterisafruit? i can dig that) is the fact that your Mr. Husband sounds like my Mr. Husband. (Although I suspect we are not the only ones…heehee). Except that my Mr. Husband likes exceptionally bad tv, unfortunately. Find a cheesy ass movie from the 70’s (or before) with no name actors in it and he’s prob watching it. Ugggh…worse even than the NJ cast! Although he might see Danny Pro in one of those…oh well…

      Thanks for the chuckles!!!!

  38. Olivia says:

    When can I look forward to Jill giving her impressions on the mideast crisis, the oil spill, yesterday’s elections, the fate of BP, Lindsay’s chances of being arrested, Tiger’s next tournament, Letterman’s ratings, Senate confirmation hearings, etc.? Who is giving this nimrod airtime to voice her inane views?

    The first time I see her make an appearance on C-Span you all have my permission to call the authorities because I will have then lost whatever sensibilities I have left. Whose next on the opinion circuit? Theresa giving her views on the instability of the Fed? Jaybus!

    • MELANIE says:

      I thought Kelly was the Media Genius for any of these wonderful topics.
      She brought the plight of the oil spill to us…

      • Adgirl says:

        I’m sure Larry King will have Jill Zarin, Kelly KooKoo, Danielle Staub, Kim Z and Gretchen R on to discuss morals and ethics.

        Tomorrow will be a round table discussion on macro economics featuring Teresa Giudice, NeNe Leakes, Lisa Woo, Sheree Whitfield and Tamra Barney.

  39. Quincy IL says:

    Gee, it’ must not be fun to know these housewives. Jen seems to be in the news and not in a good way.


    Going after people trying to start businesses in these hard times when people need jobs, not lawsuits, does not make Jen a popular person.

    I have watched Ramona’s vow walk through with the wedding planner several times. The planner was really nice and seemed to do a good job. Ramona kissed her and thanked her for her work. We all know that Ramona is a task master so the lady had to be good. In my opinion, Jen has issues and she should talk to Kelly.

    • dee says:

      Is Jen likeable? No. Is she right in this lawsuit? While I’m no attorney, I’m going to have to side with her. Her company’s name was trademarked in ’99.

      • error 404 says:

        A dating service is not in direct competition to her. She’s just getting all Disney on their ass!
        Basically she thinks she trademarked “Peachtree” and is sung all of Atlanta ! lol
        Next up, Jen convinces the Metropolitan Transit Service to sue the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Opera.

        • dee says:

          True…….. The person sued did fold quickly and the article doesn’t state if she hired legal representation.

    • Nancyusa says:

      I know it is common practice to check for copyrighted names when starting a new business…it is important to build and protect your brand name. I think Jen is within her rights here.

      • bravofanfromday1 says:

        I do too, you have to protect your brand.

        However with such a common name she must spend LOADS of time on lawsuits as “Save The Date” is a really common term and I could see how it would be thrown around as a business title for lots of different style businesses. I am suprised it wasn’t trademarked before 1999.

        That being said – I really didn’t like her and were I in NYC would not choose Save The Date if I were planning a party.

    • Olivia says:

      There are not adequate words to describe the pictures taken from the sex tape on TMZ. It appears that it may have been filmed in the same house she shares with her daughters. This woman is beyond appalling.

      Loved the crufcifix hanging off the wall in the background.

    • MELANIE says:

      Not even going to look at that trash.

      • butterisafruit says:

        I’m not looking either, Melanie. I think the ultimate insult is for no one to want to see your sex tapes. AHH POETRY!

    • shantygal says:

      A two bagger if I ever did see one. Damn Andy, is it an absolute requirement to have a crappy boob job to get on one of your shows?

  40. Nancyusa says:

    Elise…is this your comment?

    I’m asking because I don’t think it was you….or Jenni either

  41. error 404 says:

    Andy Cohen taking questions for Bethenny on FaceBook now for WWHL tomorrow night!

  42. otaypanky says:

    latest post to ny post comments section of page six…hmmmm. i know who this is..do you?


    06/09/2010 11:07 AM

    The site that suggested sending the cards, IHJZ, is hosted by Lynn Hudson. Ms. Hudson is a hypocrite. She deleted and blocked several posts from people who had opinions different than her own. She allows certain bloggers to break her only rule – no personal attacks – and also has sent vulgar and threatening emails to posters. It seems Ms. Hudson and Jill Zarin have a great deal in common

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/save_jill_zarin_soul_t2zRLtIaGPPKRG4Hydmm1M?listcomments=true#comments#ixzz0qMwHnRTj

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Yes, Cloe’s mommy has gone round the bend, she should join Kelly! Talk about an obsession. Anyway…her personal attacks were on ME and if Iam going to delete personal attacks on all of you, I have a right to delete crazy Cloe’s mommy’s attacks on ME, it is well within the “rules”. Many of you may remember a troll from my previous blog site? This nutcase happens to share the same first name as the TROLL! things that make you go hmmm?

      • otaypanky says:

        Lynn…she beat the shit out of me before I told her to stfu. this one was nutzo!!!
        pegged her early on along with a few others posting here.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          you would be shocked by the messages she tried to post here, had no choice but to block her. I’m would hope that it goes without saying that I never threatened anyone.

        • Rusty says:

          Yeah . . . you got her good Otay . . . in your third grade style of attacks and tantrums. She did not beat the shit out of you. I witnessed the whole thing . . . and no . . . I’m no troll . . . which you call everyone who doesn’t agree with you. “Love you. Love you more. Kiss-kiss. Pass the gum.” Seriously Otay . . . I think you’re a bit mentally ill. You are on this board non-stop. Don’t you work or do anything but your “important research” regarding all things RH?

          Start the applause. I’m outta here too.

          • dee says:

            Relax, Rusty. Go to TMZ and go look at Danielles sex tape pics. Wait. On second thought they just might make you angrier. Disregard.

      • otaypanky says:

        btw..thanks for telling it like it really is…sometimes it’s lonely.

      • dee says:

        Are you talking about MariaNYC? Do they even share the same writing style? Cleo’s Mom writes extremely well. Where as I found MariaNYC to be a loon from her first posting. She wrote well, but you could tell something was off.

      • Quincy IL says:

        Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

        • dee says:

          Scorned by a blog commentor and/or a blogger???? Strange, don’t you think?

          • Quincy IL says:

            Blogger and those who replied…

            Team Cleo’s mommy

            You don’t see people use the word, “hate,” often. Lynn is obviously a writer and she knows the value of hyperbole. There are zillions of blogs on the net and the one that caught Jill’s interest was this one. Zing…splat… Target taken out. Lynn is more gifted than the other zillion bloggers.

            BTW… I don’t respond to other bloggers. I don’t twitter and facebook is full of my grandchild’s photos and video. I was leaving the net entirely because I am so disgusted with Bravo’s decisions, but I came back when Jill started to accuse Alex again. I feel that Alex has been abused enough by Jill and the other ladies. Alex gets hives and hyperventilates. Those are responses from her brain… and are not contrived like Jill’s victimhood. The victim is there and she is a victim of Jill.

        • anniieee says:

          Maria scared the crap outta me. In the “huh” where the hell did that come from sense.

      • Quincy IL says:

        Dog with a bone, Lynn.

        Print her comments. If we can see Danielle’s sex tape photos by accident, we can take anything.

    • dee says:


  43. WindyCityWondering says:

    Here’s a thought – Jill is worried about empty nest syndrome when Ally leaves for college. So maybe Ashley can go live with Jill…………world domination!

  44. Squirrels says:

    I’m finally going through past season 3 episodes. Some very telling moments early on include:
    Kelly – “Peta isn’t saying don’t wear fur, they’re saying don’t abuse animals, and so I’m not abusing animals, I’m just (wait for it) wearing fur… I’m not afraid of fur… Do I wear fur? Yes. Do I support the abuse of animals? Absolutely not…. It’s amazing to have an organization like Peta, but I’ve always been a great fur wearer…. Fashion’s not out, I make it in FUR…. It’s not an anti Bethenny and anti Peta thing. Who knows, maybe in like five years I won’t want to wear fur and maybe I’ll be a vegetarian. But for right now I eat meat and I wear allot of fur and I’m a cold blooded person so if i want to wear fur, more power to me.”

    Delusional right outta da gate.

    Later in the show, Alex and Simon discuss Johan’s behavior crawling up a guy’s leg. They NAIL Jill head on and I don’t think they realize the unraveling about to commence:

    Simon – “She has to be the mother hen, the center of the attention, and so on, and if that doesn’t happen then she gets her nose out of joint.”

    Alex – “She turns from the benevolent mother hen into Mommy Dearest mother hen?” (insert Alex laugh here)

    Simon – “Oh why don’t you say THAT to her face?”

    Alex – “I will be happy to.”

    Shades of things to come.

    I want to reiterate on what was Johan’s crime. Imagine a small child facing you. You are holding hands. The child walks up your legs, and performs a back flip back to the ground, all the while holding hands. Great trick. We’ve all done it. As Simon said, it wasn’t any type of issue, the guy had fun, too. Only Team Jill had problems with it.

    Just goes to show ya. All the blogging about the kids being used on these shows? Yep, and its the juveniles disguised as adults who are at the forefront.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      a quick add..Simon told me that the man in question (Johan’s playmate) was one of the show’s producers, not some random strange man they just met.

    • Olivia says:

      It might be a problem if the kid were say around 12 but these were two toddlers back then and they do it all the time.

      Lu Ann, Miss Perfect and who feels the need to comment on just about everything, was shown trying to get her 13 yr old to stop playing with the remote and he just ignored her. It happens.

      Some people just cannot hide their stupidity.

      • Lolo says:

        People on TWOP were outraged by this! I did the same thing when I was that age — it’s great fun. : D

        I noticed a trend on TWOP that I notice here — the first few days, everyone is chatting about the show, most people are of like minds — they can’t believe how obnoxious Jill is, they’re glad Bethenny is pregnant, etc. Then a few days later, the opposite viewpoint comes in — Jill is just fine, she’s just doing what everyone else is doing, how dare Bethenny pee on a stick on camera, etc. It’s like those people who aren’t in the (seeming) majority have to wait until everything dies down and then jump in. An unusual phenomenon, I think.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Lolo I noticed something similar but opposite on Facebook. The first posts are all nice and sweet, then the fans who know the truth start to pick apart the original post….it is interesting.

          • Adgirl says:

            I don’t go to certain sites anymore because of the fascist atmosphere. You’re attacked if you stick up for someone the cliques has decided they hate – BUT they love to say they are fair or they hate equally etc.
            At least here it’s perfectly clear what the POV is. I don’t understand posters who say “stop the JZ hate!”. If they don;t like the theme they should just start their very own blog site.

        • MorgaineSwann says:

          There’s also always a process I call “hiving off” because it happens in earth-based religious groups, too. At first everyone is “yay team! we’re the best, those other people (that they broke away from) were terrible.” Things go along smoothly for a while, then they hit a point of contention and the group splits into two camps, which usually results in people splitting off to start their own “hive.” I’ve seen it happen time and again over the years on the internet. It’s a normal growth process. In most cases, the group of origin keeps going strong as new people come in and bolster it up.

          Lynn is in a high profile position now, so other bloggers are jealous so they’re aiming at her to get attention. The thing is, Jill has only raised Lynn’s profile by starting this mess. It’s not going to make Jill look better, but it gives Lynn a kind of power most bloggers never get. If I were you, Lynn, I’d write a very nice, press-release style statement that no one was threatened to your knowledge and that Jill should either show evidence or STFU. I’d be self-deprecating and say, “she can’t possibly think a former fan half way across the country poses any actual threat? No one could make her look any worse than she’s made herself with her duplicitous behavior, and the only ill will anyone I know has toward her is we’d like her off the show so we can enjoy watching it again.”

    • kokuanani says:

      I’m a cold blooded person

      Hey, Kelly, you know what else is “cold blooded”?


      • anniieee says:

        Oh tooooo funny.,…. reptiles of all kinds….oh wow, maybe thats why her skin looks that way?

  45. iceNfire says:

    Good Morning- Speak for me any time Lynn. I lucked out ( 3 sons )

    But if I could choose a daughter who would it be? Ashley, Gia, or boston/green clover?

    Step back bitches! just sayin’ : )

  46. otaypanky says:

    otaypanky says:
    June 9, 2010 at 10:12 am
    latest post to ny post comments section of page six…hmmmm. i know who this is..do you?


    06/09/2010 11:07 AM

    The site that suggested sending the cards, IHJZ, is hosted by Lynn Hudson. Ms. Hudson is a hypocrite. She deleted and blocked several posts from people who had opinions different than her own. She allows certain bloggers to break her only rule – no personal attacks – and also has sent vulgar and threatening emails to posters. It seems Ms. Hudson and Jill Zarin have a great deal in common

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/save_jill_zarin_soul_t2zRLtIaGPPKRG4Hydmm1M?listcomments=true#comments#ixzz0qMwHnRTj

    LynnNChicago says:
    June 9, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Yes, Cloe’s mommy has gone round the bend, she should join Kelly! Talk about an obsession. Anyway…her personal attacks were on ME and if Iam going to delete personal attacks on all of you, I have a right to delete crazy Cloe’s mommy’s attacks on ME, it is well within the “rules”. Many of you may remember a troll from my previous blog site? This nutcase happens to share the same first name as the TROLL! things that make you go hmmm?

    otaypanky says:
    June 9, 2010 at 10:24 am
    Lynn…she beat the shit out of me before I told her to stfu. this one was nutzo!!!
    pegged her early on along with a few others posting here.

    LynnNChicago says:
    June 9, 2010 at 10:26 am
    you would be shocked by the messages she tried to post here, had no choice but to block her. I’m would hope that it goes without saying that I never threatened anyone.

    otaypanky says:
    June 9, 2010 at 10:25 am
    btw..thanks for telling it like it really is…sometimes it’s lonely

  47. Jessie says:

    bringing this to this blog as I am dumb and didn’t realize there was a new blog!

    Hey this is kind of random but…is it possible for Jill or one of her lackeys to post something on this blog to than turn around and attack for? You know, like post her home number or something and than blame this blog for it even though they posted? I just curious if anyone else is concerned about the psycho (who is definitely stalking this blog) doing that.

  48. viki55 says:

    Starting to see comments out of order again…..is it just me?

  49. CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

    I really like your posts, Lynn, and think you express yourself very well. I only stumbled upon this site a few days ago, and I’m sort of addicted.

    Interestingly enough, I think reading all this has actually changed my perception of the show and the “reality” of the RHNY characters. Many commenters on this site are brilliant and witty and express themselves very well. It is interesting to hear other peoples opinions (I don’t know anyone else who watches this stuff), and oftentimes scenes or parts of scenes are pointed out that I may have taken differently.

    There are a few that seem to have taken hating Jill Zarin as a crusade, however, and I’m not sure what I think of that. She is a very annoying character, I get that – but what is it exactly that has ingnited the passion required for actually hating her? For me, she would have to have done something that actually harmed me, or a member of my family….. it is just a TV show, we are seeing less than 10% of what was actually filmed, and we know (from the NYT article over the weekend) that they manipulate the editing based on public opinion. Jill’s bad behaviour and Kelly’s crazy brought ratings – they weren’t going to show us Jill not behaving badly or Kelly being coherent (okay, maybe they didn’t actually have any film of that).

    Having said all that, I still enjoy the site even though I don’t hate Jill Zarin. Hope it’s okay if I stick around….

    • LynnNChicago says:

      You are MORE than welcome! Don’t get too fixated on the “Hate” it just happens to be the name of a blog…she is a hated character who has done some hateful, awful and vengeful things but most people here understand that it is a TV Show.
      We discuss the horrible things that she has and is doing to her castmates as well…for instance putting BAD reviews on their books and a 5-star glowing review on her own book….that 5-star review happened to include that her Mother had passed away. That is pretty bad, No?

      • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

        As Bethenny said, Jill can’t get out of her own way. I “hated” her in Season 1, only watched a couple of shows and didn’t start watching again until this season. What amazes me about all the HW’s (except maybe Alex and Bethenny) is that they have so little self-awareness!

        (I did know about the Amazon review, but not the part about saying her mother had passed. Awful!)

        Again, thanks for the blog!

    • Adgirl says:

      I think everyone was rather shocked by her behavior on and off camera this year. Just wasn’t our ideal of her. We all needed Lynn’s blog site to connect with each other to air our opinions without being attacked or stifled.

      In real life I think the HW who steal (by not paying their bills) and hurt their children by exposing and using them in an unhealthy fashion to get camera time are far worse.

  50. MAMAZ says:

    Lynn – Would you like us to comment on these sites to give our side of the story or would you prefer to let it drop. I don’t want to antagonize anyone against you further but Cleo’s Mom/MariaNYC is really pissing me off.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Me too but I would prefer to ignore it, that said, I’m not going to stop anyone from commenting. I just think that is what she wants.

    • Olivia says:

      LET IT DROP!! Nothing to gain in inciting blog wars. A who said/who said “war” is useless. No winners on either side.

      • MAMAZ says:

        Ok, I will ignore. I know that’s the best advice I just hate the injustice and would like others to know the truth. But of course the JZ defenders would just spin it their way anyhow. So not comments from me.
        Olivia – My father in law says if you wrestle with a pig you’re gonna get dirty even if you win.

        • kokuanani says:

          The version I heard of this is, “if you wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty, and the pig loves it.”

          Seems to fit a certain redhead, non?

  51. vilzvet says:

    This blog should be wallpapered in Andy’s office. Thank you for reinforcing everything that is wrong about NJ this year and especially calling out Ashley, her ridiculous presence on the show (what a big head she must have today!) and THAT blog. If there is more to come from her I won’t be reading it. Hey, only one more day til tomorrow! Can’t wait to see those green shoes stomp off.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      speaking of green shoes, what the hell was that? Is that a new “trend” that Kelly suggested? They are like NEON green…I get they don’t want “matchy matchy” but neon green? Hideous!

    • happee1 says:

      Vilzvet.. Couldn’t agree more, except that I think ALL of Lynn’s blogs should wallpaper Any’s office and he should be a fan of hers and grateful to her for generating the magintude of interest in the RHONY that she has single handedly accomplished, whether it’s positive or negative feedback doesn’t matter. Every week Watch What Happens should create a segment in the show where Andy takes Lynn’s call and get’s her two cents on the subject at hand.. viewers would LOVE it!! Honestly, it would be much more interesting than Seinfelds’ appearance and his criticisms of the show! Why Andy would bring any celebrity on the show to belittle(exactly how I felt) the fans of the housewives is beyond me…Whole nother subject. Now I’m rambling 😉

  52. viki55 says:

    Someone here is cutting and pasting comments from here onto cleo’s hub page.

  53. Squirrels says:

    I spent hours (ok, about 15 mins) transcribing a couple scenes from one of the earliest season 3 episodes. And this is the thanks I get? You all talk about something else?

    Dammit, that’s it, we’re done. No wait, I need my atty. His PR firm knows all the ins and outs of story planting. Could I make a couple bucks off this? Hmmmm. Never mind.
    Carry on. 😀

    • LynnNChicago says:

      LOL Loved your post Squirrels!

    • Adgirl says:

      LOL. I loved your post! It made me want a YouTube of every single time Kelly has been on RH unedited back-to-back. Just sit back and watch her various comments, TH and reactions.
      From the horsey ride in the Hamptons when she blows off (was it The Countess?) to her “I was attacked! it was 4 against 1″” Bethenny literally tries to kill me very single day”.
      I’d love that. Really. I would. Literally.

  54. vilzvet says:

    Otaypanky, awesome post at the Page Six fairy tale.

  55. Kip says:

    You know, I go on the Bravo site, look at the blogs for RHONJ and am so bored with all of them. This show needs to be cut. The only theme on it is Danielle and other than that, their lives are very boring and who wants to see more of Danielle? Not me. As for Ashley, why the heck is she even on there? She is a snot nosed kid and has no business being involved in any of it. I say, dump that show and go to a different city.

  56. otaypanky says:

    Lynn..having an issue with the remaining blog busters on this site.
    Spotted cleo’smom on early on.
    you know there are others still posting in an attempt to stop posters that actually start new threads of discussion…these are jill’s boils up her ass attempting to devolve the discussion of this blog.
    I am tired of being attacked by these ignorant, mindless morons…
    rusty you freak…i mean you and your flying monkeys…


    • anniieee says:

      huh? I am still trying to catch up… and how does that thread work? I thought, if anyone had a thought–they could post it?

  57. BamaBelle says:

    Great Blog… You took the words out of my mouth about RHONJ. I quit them last year when the whole show they “beat a dead horse”. I’m no Danielle fan, but what happened last year wasn’t fair, and NOT worth watching.

    I can’t believe Bravo gave an 18 or 19 year old girl a blog. What? We’re suppose to argue with a kid or either encourage her bad behavior to harrass Danielle? It’s all nonsense and I haven’t watched but bits and pieces this year… can’t stand to hear Teresa talk among many other things. I think I will write Bravo a letter. too.

    Jill is some piece of work. I agree with the poster who said the picture was staged. She was getting a shirt down from the 3rd shelf… she COULD reach it without standing on that stool with those high heels on… what an IDIOT!

  58. Amber...Real Housewife says:

    Hi Lynn,

    So glad you’ve come around, and are doing something about the garbage BRAVO is trying to sell us with RHONJ. I requested a petition, a letter will do.

    First off…
    How furious is GloriaKryptKeeper and LisaWorthog at JizzyJill. I mean they were sure to make millions by using that lump of sh*7’s fan base. This was a no brainer. Number 1 on the NYTimes. Okay sure! No Louis Vuitton steamer for her huh?

    Good for the Jews Bad for the Jews…
    Didn’t Gloria say something like that Stanley Kubrick or whatever child molesting director was GOOD FOR THE JEWS. Jill said No! Gloria said that was so long ago!
    Bad for Gloria.

    BashleyAshley got a blog instead of a job. It was an insult to the senses. Insulting the HATERS off the bat and preceded to rant about Danielle and the Manzos for 4 pages. She loves her mom, dad, aunts, boyfriend, cousins, and the drama with Danielle. Every comment was encouraging. “You did the right thing!, You go girl!, Yes defend your family from evil Danielle!” Good lord, it was giving her extra nuts to store in her cheeks for the coming winter.

    KimG’s mother-in-law looked younger than she did. Just sayin…LOL

  59. otaypanky says:

    yes…comments out of order again…time for new blog.

  60. robin says:

    I have a friend who works in pr and said Simon and Alex have been joking a lot about all these “fat women in the suburbs” who are they have to play nice with to save their place in the brand. Are we sure we love Silex?

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  62. kellyhannah says:

    Real Estate article

  63. CdnFillie says:

    I’m twitter challenged, how does godjilla block you from twitter? I’m still shown as her follower, does that mean she won’t see anything I tweet to her? now there’s a bummer 😛

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I wonder if that is true for many people, would it be worth a “side blog” of some sort with Twitter info?

      If you’re showing as Jill’s follower, then you are not blocked.
      If you tweet to her using her @jillzarin name, she CAN see it but unless she is following you, she may not see it, she would have to search her own name to see if any one is talking about/to her.
      Does that make sense?

      • smackin says:

        wow – and are you going to try to tell us that you are not a stirrer . Rolling the eyes – trouble.

  64. kellyhannah says:

    Sorry if you guys already know this stuff…thought i would share what i found.


  65. Hater says:

    Is Jill having some seamstress whip up dresses and blouses for her out of upholstery remnants from Zarin Fabrics or whatever their business is called? She picks the most unflattering and fugly prints I’ve ever seen outside of a trailer park or peopleofwalmart.com WTF?


    She should stick to solid colors, longer hems and less cleavage because I don’t care what she claims – she is no size 1. More likely a 12 or so, but at any rate her clothing choices don’t do anything for her. Don’t even get me started on the hair.

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  67. RileyKitty says:

    I just want to thank everyone who looked at the pics on my blog & commented (except the bitch who called me fat… I don’t remember telling anyone I was a size 1 LOL).

  68. Dia says:


    Tell Andy I’m with you on the RHONJ. Show has sunk to a new low with the drama from Jacqueline’s delinquent daughter. I had to turn it off last week and I haven’t bothered to check the Bravo blogs.

  69. sheisstirrer says:

    I work in PR. Jill’s PR firm is working her like newly divorced psychiatrist. To explain:
    1 .Any good PR person knows you tell the truth, fully and early/otherwise STFU.
    2. A reputable firm would know that she is in the STFU category.
    3.Therefore the advice would be STFU.

    Her firm just wants fees out of her. STFU takes one meeting. Maybe an occasional follow up. (You know, “Remember how we said you should STFU? Well, you need to do that. You need to STFU.”) You do not need to collect fees over and over to tell someone to STFU. You definitely would not be, literally, in bed with your customer while she went down in lames.

    Like a newly divorced psychiatrist, with huge alimony/child support payments, they are telling her she needs to come three times a week, even though the cure is simple.
    STFU. One session. Cured.

    Trust me, they are laughing themselves silly at how they are getting PAID while she goes further and further into obliteration. Malpractice really, but quite enjoyable to watch from this end.

    If she was my client….no, she would never be my client. I would beg my partners not to take her on, no matter the financial loss, just so that I wouldn’t have to hear the honk.

  70. smackin says:

    O M G 02127 you are putting your town on the ‘stupid’ map. Why can’t you just go away and crawl in the whole you live.

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