I Hate Jill Zarin Even More June 11, 2010

Hi everyone,  I’m really sorry I haven’t had a chance to write a new blog 

Today.  I had a little problem today that I had to deal with, it’s all good now but I wasn’t able to write anything.  I’m just repeating yesterday’s blog for now while I begin a new blog, I’ll post it before the ngiht is out, in the meantime with almost 800 comments, I figured you could use a new place for comments. 

I really am anxious to read comments as well and 800 may take a few minutes…LOL  Blog will be up tonight. 

Thanks everyone for your GREAT comments!!!

I Hate Jill Zarin     The Reunion Hasn’t Changed That    June 10, 2010

It was Bethenny night on Bravo!  Wow talk about an overload of Bethenny, but personally, I loved it!

First let me say that Bethenny’s Getting Married? was so refreshing, fun and hysterical!  I truly enjoyed it and it put a much needed smile on my face.

First, the reunion!  We’ve all seen the format, nothing changed which was nice actually.  They started with Alex McCord and wow, it is true she has found her voice this season….Go Alex!  I don’t know what it is but it seems like any dispute or disagreement that Alex has with anyone, I tend to believe Alex!  When it comes to this nonsense that Zarin is spewing about Alex trying to put lies in the press about Jill….I don’t believe it for one second!

According to reports, Jill had four publicists to prepare her for the reunion…Jill is doing damage control, she is trying to repair her reputation.  Jill said, “since the end of taping to now, I have changed and you’ll see it today”.  This is Jill’s pathetic attempt to get public sympathy.  They endless apologies, the crying, the getting up and walking out, “I can’t do this anymore”…boo hoo!  Has Jill changed?  Let’s explore..

Here are Jill’s tweets during the show:

 Ginger has a new boyfriend!! http://tweetphoto.com/26601523

@AKRPR heller here too. Brad just walked in with 10 people!

Thanks jason! RT @CubCarter @Jillzarin you know i think you’re amazing and a great person.. if i were in NYC i would love to be your friend.

Hanging in “the bed” with @jonathancheban watching reunion! If twitter could talk! http://tweetphoto.com/26594277

Thanks for all the comments. Love reading them. Now hanging with @jonathancheban! Nite nite! http://bit.ly/cg4Xjr

We love you too! RT@Real_Housewives I love you @JillZarin

For those of you who asked my psychic is JenniferRogersMedium.com

Sorry my site crashed! I need to figure out another way to do this. Sorry guys. When it is fixed..I will blog and… http://bit.ly/dk7IjR

Jason was very nice to me when we worked out together. He didn’t have to do it if I was such a horrible person did he?

If B ever cared about me…she would not have done this to me. I would NEVER have let this happen to her. EVER.

My page crashed again! What do I do? OYE http://bit.ly/9kMCAC

Jill RE-Tweeted this one….KaleyMargaret    @Bethenny is crossing the line right now… don’t take blows at @JillZarin’s husband and daughter.

B admitted I wanted to talk off camera to make up. Don’t you get it. I wanted to TALK TO MY FRIEND. It was real.

Now B doesn’t remember? She told @bravoandy I never said I wanted to talk off camera? She is deflecting. And now hurting my ally?

I always wanted to be on an ensemble. I did want to be with B and would miss her. I was so happy for her. I was the first person she told.

Thank you Luann!

B told me not to film with Kelly…everyone has tried to control filming etc. Don’t throw stones

You bet..we all make money and wanted the same thing

site keeps crashing!

give @kikilet some love people. She did NOTHING wrong…just wanted to be on a tv show to make money for her kids. Seriously…don’t be mean

So?  Has Jill changed?  She continues to slam Bethenny….defending Kelly, and talking to the hand with Luann because Luann said nothing to Jill, about Jill or about the show on Twitter.  That means it is something Luann said on the show but there is no way to figure out which one of Luann’s brilliant comments that Jill was thanking her for.

Jill says that if the tables were turned, she wouldn’t have done this to Bethenny.  What?  What exactly did Bethenny do to you Jill?  She tried and tried to get the friendship back, then she saw the true Jill.  Who can blame her?  Jill continues on to throw Bethenny under the bus by saying that Bethenny tried to get Jill to avoid filming with Kelly.  Wow Jill, good thing you want to renew your friendship with Bethenny! 

Even while defending Kelly, she insinuates that Kelly needs money for her kids, that was mean and completely unnecessary!  The fact that Jill says that Kelly “did nothing wrong” could really be proof positive that Jill has no memory! 

Here’s the best one, Jill tweeted then deleted it, but since Simon VanKempen responded to it, we can still see it:

@SimonVanKempen  u r a liar -no proof exists. RT / @JillZarin Just because you say it ALEX doesn’t make it true!! You tried to bash my family and I have PROOF.

I got a DM (private tweet) today….

XXXXXXXXXXX   jz DMd me to say YOU’ve sent threats to her home+posted personal info. I told her to block me if she must+I didn’t think u’d do such a thing

I blocked out the tweeter’s name to protect her identity but I must say, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard this.  I mentioned in an earlier blog about Jill’s new hobby of sending private DM’s to my followers trying to win them back as fans by LYING about me!

So personally, Jill’s crocodile tears have left me disgusted!  She has not done or said anything to make me believe that she has changed.

If you notice one of Jill’s tweets talks about her having Jonathan in her bed watching the reunion.  Jonathan is her publicist and he is being paid to be in her bed (Kelly would be horrified) .  It shocks me to think that this man sat next to her while she tweeted those lines!   Either he is a complete failure at his job or Jill doesn’t listen to the people she hires to protect her.  Maybe he told her to delete the tweet to Alex?  Oh well, another opportunity to repair her reputation…gone!  Maybe she’ll do better on Monday! 

The reunion will be a full three episodes.  Originally fans anticipated two reunion and one lost footage.  I still think that they will do a lost footage show. 

Luann was a complete non-entity during this portion of the reunion, her shining moment?  Andy Cohen asked a question from a viewer, as usual Andy says the name of the viewer and where they are from followed by the question.  Luann’s response, “who asked that?”  hahaha  Why?  Do you think you may know this person Luann?  Will the answer be different based on who asked the question?  OMG priceless!

As we saw in the previews, Ramona’s time will come in the next installment of the reunion, but she did pretty well with her “Renewal” questions.  Viewers did not see a change in Ramona, perhaps until the end of the season.  I must say that we did seem to see a whole different Ramona while the ladies were in the Virgin Islands.

Kelly’s snarkfest with Alex was sort of strange.  The feud that they were discussing was between Bethenny and Kelly so I was a little surprised that Alex chimed in, I guess this is the new Alex!  If there is one person who doesn’t need help with an argument, it is Bethenny but it was sweet that Alex stood up for her.

The next installment is Monday, per Simon’s tweet Bravo had done that in order to boost the ratings for The Real Housewives of New Jersey.  (cute joke Simon!)  Sort of true though.

The final of the three episodes will be shown on Thursday of next week, again prior to Bethenny’s show. 

I’d like to answer a few questions that I saw in the blog that were directed to me, 

Someone asked why I haven’t blogged about Danielle and her Sex tape scandal.  Honestly, I am not a huge fan of the Jersey girls and while I have blogged about them in the past and will probably talk about the show again before the season is over, I honestly don’t know much about what is going on with Danielle.

I did see a tweet from Jacqueline Laurita saying that Danielle herself released the tape?  Honestly I don’t know what is going on.  I’ve seen some still photos and the previews for next week for NJ.  That is the extent of what I know.  If any of what I’ve seen is true, it is horrific for her children and I think we should all say a prayer for them.  Beyond that, I really don’t know, but many others are blogging about NJ.   Including www.ImStillToni.com

It isn’t because I’m letting Danielle “off the hook” or choose to bash Kelly and feel bad for her children while I don’t care about Danielle’s beautiful daughters, I’m just not all that interested in that show.  Feel free to talk amongst yourselves if the topic moves you.

Big stretch here but I’m thinking it is Dina who is leaving the show, what do you all think?  Dina, right?

 I don’t mind at all, for you all to post your own personal blogs here, please everyone continue to post your own re-caps of the shows. 

For those who have been neglecting your families, jobs, children, housework,  Welcome to my world!  I’m sorry I’m endangering your job, your homelife and your sanity..LOL

Bravo Fan – Happy Birthday!

Many of you have asked about how Jill tried to stop the cocktail reception that I organized for Alex and Simon at Simon’s request.   There were a few times during the discussions that both Alex and Simon would hesitate before they answered a question,  they would say something like, “this is off the record” or “this is confidential” and frankly, this one tidbid I couldn’t remember if it was to be kept confidential so I sent a message to Simon and asked him.  He respectfully requested that I not talk about it on the blog so I will honor his wishes. 

No one wants to shout it from the rooftops more than I do and maybe someday Alex and Simon won’t care if word gets out but until then, I really do apologize.  I know how frustrating it is to get a small item without the details, so I truly do apologize.  I did still want everyone to know that she did make that attempt. 

Finally to all of you for your outpouring of support, love and loyalty,  Thank you so much!  You all have no idea how much it means to me!

Bethenny’s Getting Married?  Blog up next.

Until next time…


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239 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Even More June 11, 2010

  1. desertgal66 says:

    (Posted this on the last blog, but it got lost.)

    Jill just doesn’t get it. She never will. It’s not just that she didn’t give Bethenny the choice of playing that part of her message on the air-it’s that she didn’t give Bethenny a choice in any of it.

    I said it before – JILL chose to engineer and manipulate the breakup of their friendship in a very public, very one sided fashion. If you look back, Bethenny found out she was getting her own show at the beginning of the summer, before they started filming for S3. And Jill got pissed about that. I believe she set out deliberately to break up their friendship. She downplayed Bawby’s illness to Bethenny so she could turn around and use Bethenny’s “insensitivity” against her. If you noticed last night, when Jill said she didn’t remember downplaying Bawby’s surgery to Bethenny, Beth gave her a fairly sharp look that pretty much said “You DO remember that, and it’s pretty chickenshit that you are pretending you don’t.”

    Jill also tried to convince the other HW’s to not film with Bethenny-another attempt to manipulate viewers against Bethenny and sabotage her show.

    I also think that one of the main reasons Jill wanted to make up “in private” was so that she could twist Bethenny’s words and use them against her. She never had any intention of making up. She didn’t want it on camera because she knew she’d lose the edge for manipulating what Bethenny said. If Jill had really wanted to make up in private, she could have called Bethenny and asked B. to meet her privately at any point. She didn’t.

    Another example of Jill’s manipulation is the night that Bethenny told everyone that she and Jason were engaged. Jill made a big deal about how she went to find Bawby so they could congratulate Bethenny together. That was an outright lie. She and LuAnn walked away from Beth BEFORE Beth announced the engagement. As soon as Jill heard the news, she had to do some fast maneuvering to redeem herself. She even said it to Bawby: “If I walk out now [without congratulating B&J], I’ll look like a pile of shit.” She was perfectly happy to treat Beth like shit and keep going with this public estrangement until she realized, with Bethenny’s engagement and pregnancy, that it was going to backfire on her. Only THEN did Jill attempt any kind of reconciliation-and it pissed her off even more that B. had reached her breaking point and wasn’t going to play Jill’s little game anymore.

    And she continually says things that contradict her actions. Last night, she told Bethenny that she “didn’t want to intrude” on B’s life because she didn’t want to upset B’s in the early stage of B’s pregnancy. Well, that’s pretty noble of you, JILL…except that you didn’t seem to concerned with B’s early pregnancy when you traveled all the way to St. John.

    Jill set Bethenny up. All the way down the line. Beth was right. When the cameras went up, Jill set out to slay Bethenny publicly. And she’s still doing it, to Bethenny and to Alex.

    I also find it interesting that Jill can’t remember anything that reflects poorly on her-but she can remember, in detail, what she said to LuAnn on the day of the Fashion Week showdown?

    • katiecoo says:

      Bravo! Nailed it!

      I saw you wanna see what a Narcissist is up to? Look at what they are accusing others of–pure projection is their modus operandi.

      She laid in that bed with Luann talking about how Bethenny was trying to destroy Kelly’s family, livelihood, friendships etc. Remember that scene? And there she was, the one doing exactly that thing to Bethenny. tsk tsk Zarin.

    • ImToula says:

      Jill makes everyone else look so good. It’s a shame that she has lost so much but still keeps on doing the same thing over and over again. How can this woman look in the mirror every day? What is it she says to herself that makes everything OK with her? How can she justify any of her actions?
      As for the other two. Where should I start? I don’t want to go on about Kelly. I think she really is suffering from something and I can’t believe that her “friends” (Jill and Luann) are not doing anything about it. Same thing for Andy Cohen. I don’t want Kelly on next year, I think she will get worst and we all will witness someone really loosing it.
      Luann….yawn…Can someone please shut her up! Please?!

      • Squirrels says:

        The definition of insanity; keep repeating a behavior hoping for a different outcome.

        That’s our Jill. 😀

    • Free Ginger (formerly known as wolverinedg) says:

      Also overlooked is the fact that Jill downplayed Bobby’s cancer scare to everyone. Bethenny & others have mentioned that Jill’s blogs, emails, tweets, whatever, were all about her at this or that party, going to Vegas, going here & there…not one word about Bobby in the hospital getting his throat cut wide open. In need of an excuse to demonize Bethenny, Jill makes a big scandal over her not calling Bobby while he was in the hospital, combines that with the “get a hobby” voice mail & voila, cat fight. As for all her whining now that her big plan to bring down Bethenny not only failed but backfired, well, if you start a fight, you don’t get to chose how to end it.

      • katiecoo says:

        Not to mention that Zarin called Bethenny “a cancer” that she chose to CUT OUT. While going thru this cancer scare? That was it for me right then and there.

    • I’m glad you reposted…. & I totally agree. Jill’s been out to get B the whole time… even trying to sabotage(sp?) her show… she had her storyline figured out for the show right from the begining… Bethenny vs. Jill
      BACKFIRED! Thank goodness! lol

    • liptontb says:

      Amen. I was even going to repost a paragraph from the previous blog to tell you that I agree that Jill set out to “slaughter that girl.”
      And now she’s playing for sympathy because B won’t accept her apology? How many times did Jiz refuse any attempt B made to apologize. At some point, people just stop trying.

    • DLA says:

      Thank you so much for saying what so many of us think.

      Now I understand the name of this site.

    • DLA says:

      I get so caught away in my own reality (gag me sorr===y)- What ever you are having trouble with Lynn please understand this-

      We (me and I hope others who post on this site) are here for you.

      No need to say what the problem.

      Just want to support you.

      OKee Doe Keee

  2. Bravo fan says:

    Jill still did not correct the date of the next reunion show on her blog. So I am now sure she is trying to mislead people. Second did you guys see the article she posted on her facebook? It is written by a Jill lover. I wrote a comment on it which I am sure she won’t like regarding amazongate. Lets see if it remains there.

    • cc in Miami says:

      She thinks the viewers are dumb. I think it’s weak attempt at hoping that people will not catch the next episode. I can’t wait for Monday. It must be good!

  3. Chickentales says:

    Keep up the good work. I always look forward to your blogs.

  4. desertgal66 says:

    Oh, and now Jill says on her website blog that her friendship with Bethenny was just a television friendship with a made for television breakup.

    Wow. So, I guess Jill rescuing Bethenny from the homeless shelter was a good deal for Bravo.

    • katiecoo says:

      Unreal…so now we are to believe all the BS she dished out on the Reunion episode was also made for TV? The woman has less shame than she does a clue.

    • RileyKitty says:

      She just doesn’t stop!!! Reunion1 had her stating what we had was real & special. I do not believe anything she says. How can these supporters of hers not see this crap???

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Jill spins so much she must be dizzy. First everything’s real, she’s being real, editing is no excuse. Then this season everyone set her up, she’s the victim of Bravo, the producers, other cast members. But she’s real. Now everything’s fake and it was all made up just for the show? So why has she been continuing this drama, to her detriment, in real life, the “I wanna make up, I’m so hurt,” then the attacks on the other housewives?

      One thing Jill’s right about, she is a phony.

    • Scorpiosue says:

      Boy, I thought Kelly was cuckoo for cocoa puffs. Jill takes the cake. If LuAnn, Kelly or Jen think that Jill is your friend….think again.

      • boston02127 says:

        @Scorpiosue~Their probably afraid to run from her after what she’s done to Bethenny.

    • Jennifer says:

      Seriously I think Andy should publicy tell her and Kelly to STFU b/c they are basically saying it’s all fake….. Even LuMann said it’s all real at the reunion so they are full it and Andy should call them out publicy and fire them.

  5. MickeyMouth says:

    Glad everything is good now! 🙂

  6. Bonkers says:

    Jill is trying to let everyone know how insignificant the reunion date is to her life. She knows exactly when it’s going to be on.

  7. I used to be Carriesweets, but now I have my own little corner here, so… that’s why my name has changed! ; ) I also will have 2 new blogs tomorrow on the housewives!
    First of all, Jill saying she would never do to Bethenny what was done to her… well, that’s complete b.s. Jill has went far enough anyway, and I believe Jill was referring to all the bad press Jill has gotten this season due to her antics, & where B usually stood up for her, she didn’t b/c she was being ATTACKED by her… Bethenny doesn’t control the press! Jill just can’t get it through her thick head that for the most part, fans can see what’s going on and make their own decisions!!! & No one likes you Jill b/c you were WAY out of line! Deal with it & OWN it!
    The fact that Jill is going out of her way to DM your followers and spread lies about you really pisses me off, Lynn. It’s crossing the line, & it shows me that Jill hasn’t changed ONE bit. She’ll do anything to try to get back on top. She can’t stand that you have so many people who agree with you! I think you also intimidate her, you have her number, she can’t get ANY sneakiness past you, you call her out and it eats her up!
    Never give up what you love. You inspired me to start my own blog… I’ve always loved to write, and now I’m finding things I’m passionate about, and want to write about…. so thank you.
    Until tomorrow….. : )

  8. I used to be Carriesweets, but now I have my own little corner here, so… that’s why my name has changed! ; ) I also will have 2 new blogs tomorrow on the housewives!
    First of all, Jill saying she would never do to Bethenny what was done to her… well, that’s complete b.s. Jill has went far enough anyway, and I believe Jill was referring to all the bad press Jill has gotten this season due to her antics, & where B usually stood up for her, she didn’t b/c she was being ATTACKED by her… Bethenny doesn’t control the press! Jill just can’t get it through her thick head that for the most part, fans can see what’s going on and make their own decisions!!! & No one likes you Jill b/c you were WAY out of line! Deal with it & OWN it!
    The fact that Jill is going out of her way to DM your followers and spread lies about you really pisses me off, Lynn. It’s crossing the line, & it shows me that Jill hasn’t changed ONE bit. She’ll do anything to try to get back on top. She can’t stand that you have so many people who agree with you! I think you also intimidate her, you have her number, she can’t get ANY sneakiness past you, you call her out and it eats her up!
    Never give up what you love. You inspired me to start my own blog… I’ve always loved to write, and now I’m finding things I’m passionate about, and want to write about…. so thank you.
    Until tomorrow….. : )

  9. RileyKitty says:

    My head is hurting trying to follow Jill Zarin’s spin… I was a little sad that the season is about over (mostly because I thought some of you might get lives & go away, I need snark, people) but now I just need Jill to go away, even if they ask her back I need a few months to get my sanity back. A Jill & Kelly free summer is just what the Dr. ordered I think. I will miss RAS though (we get B on her show, I know RA will be there in bits but not enough that I won’t miss them.)

  10. CdnFillie says:

    I’m reposting this since ya all moved on me 😛

    This was posted on amazon.com

    Posted on June 11, 2010 1:35 PM PDT
    Lizzie10 says:
    Jennifer Gilbert wasn’t put on by Jill. My husband worked with her and she was very excited out being a new housewife – however, as we see it didn’t work out. She did it to boost her business which is in the tanker because of the economy. She isn’t nice at all.

    • katiecoo says:

      I saw that too. Doesn’t surprise me one bit. I had her on the fence, even with her annoying voice and insipid personality, until she pulled that nasty stunt at Ramona’s reunion. Then she was toast, burnt toast. Buhbye.

      • Jables says:

        I was kind of ambivalent about Jen until I saw that…but my heart just broke for that party planner! Here she is going about her job, probably feeling pretty good about this event and thinking about what great publicity this is going to be for her business…and then Jen goes and says something like that?! You know the poor woman must have overheard her. Or if not…she almost certainly watched the show when it aired. Imagine her watching her “special episode” with friends and family and seeing that?! I really can’t stand people who are just stupidly mean for no reason.

      • boston02127 says:

        @katiecoo~~Same here. After her rude comment about Ramona’s event planner I don’t even care to get to know her.

        • Sofi says:

          Maybe she said that to get more business for herself since her business is in the tanker because of the economy according to an earlier poster.

        • DLA says:

          Maybe she is a nice person.

          Maybe she is not.

          For now. Just do not like her.

          • DLA says:

            Dude. Was talking about Jen. Not the event planner. When I reply to a comment it seems to go where it wants to go.

  11. iceNfire says:

    Jill just couldn’t take the advice given to her. All she had to do was STFU. I saw her try in the beginning each time she wanted to speak she looked at Luann. Sadly that only lasted for about 21/2 minutes. lol

    • RileyKitty says:

      yeah you can’t shut Jill up unless you wire her jaw shut. Even then I think she would find a way to gnaw through the wires.

      • katiecoo says:


        • tracylyn42 says:

          she needs to be cut off from the outside world. no facebooking, no twitter, no jillzarin.com blogging. she just digs her grave deeper and deeper. she could have kept alot of her fans but right out of the gate she is playing a message on national tv that should have been kept private, putting B on speaker phone and not letting her know, and the list goes on and on… she needs a muzzle and the internet taken away from her..

  12. Thanks for the new blog Lynn!

  13. iceNfire says:

    Too much celebrating Lynn?

  14. desertgal66 says:

    What is it that Bethenny is supposed to have done to Ally that Jill is condemning her for now? Because B called it a “weight loss camp” during the reunion? If that’s the case, why did Jill wait until now to get mad about it? She’s known about it since the reunion filmed-and, in any case, it was pretty apparent that Bethenny didn’t intend it as a slam against Ally.

    • error 404 says:

      If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear Jill drunk-blogged right after the reunion telecast. The whole rant read like “If Bethenny tries any shit, I’m just gonna shhhuuutttter down. Just shuuttter down!”

    • DLA says:

      If B. said it was a weight loss camp. Perhaps it was a true statement.

      B may stand for a lot of things but B seems to tell the truth.

      • tracylyn42 says:

        i remember when that was on an early episode about ally going to a camp for weight loss. i am sure Jill said it herself once and then it wasnt talked about again. how is that a slam again her daughter? please explain what was wrong with saying that?

  15. iceNfire says:

    Former Jill – what is that picture on your blog? A rug or a table cloth? I can see a cat on the left side. hmmm

  16. Amber...Real Housewife says:

    @ desertgal…GREAT JOB!

    Jill set out to destroy B with that voicemail that she would only partially play and immediately cut off. How telling was that? If you are going to play a message, give me the whole message, let the audience decide what is relevant. But, knowing B’s sharp tongue, I am sure there were so many zingers and truths about Jill’s jealousy and manipulation that she just cued it and then stopped it.

    I saw Jill on, I believe, Larry King weeks ago. On that show I remember her saying that her family was so funny that they could be a sitcom. Larry said “Are you pitching a sitcom?” She said “No, I’m just saying my family is really fun”. This was after we had witnessed her spackled mother with lipstick on her teeth screeching”Mother’s not happy!”. Uggh, I gagged. The thought of these folks with a whole show was just gross.

    Now I don’t recall knowing about BGM? yet. Weeks later, when I saw promos for B’s show I realized that indeed she had been pitching a show weeks before. She had been left out of Bethenny’s show, and was trying to drum up interest in a reality show of the Zarin clan. How desperate was she?

    • boston02127 says:

      @ Amber…Real Housewife ~~Jill did the same thing when Bethenny called when LuMan was there listening on the couch in Jill condo.
      After Jill yelled at B, B said I didn’t know Bobby was sick, how could I guess he was sick when you were out traveling and out every night (something in that tone) Jill obviously didn’t want anyone hearing that! She cut B off so fast and said, “you know Bethenny we are done” and hung up.

  17. katiecoo says:

    Anyone also catch how JZ defends herself saying Bethenny had already left the show? To defend her actions of asking others to stop filming with her? Um, don’t we ALL know by now that it’s not decided who’s staying and who’s going until long after the show has already AIRED?

    • Yeah, I caught that Katie. Jill tries to make decision for the show. That may be another strike against her as she’s tried to assert authority over even Andy. I’m sure Jill is a headache something for Andy.

      It looks like jill jumps up one time to go but andy stops her. But another time she walks off. I hope Andy told her not to let the door hit her in the butt on the way out!

    • Shadowsnomore says:

      Bravo has posted a preview clip of Jill defending herself and saying she’s not jealous. Ramona confirms the story of how Jill called her and asked her not to film for “B”s show. Production also called Ramona and asked if she was going to follow Jill’s scheme. Jill out and out calls Ramona a LIAR! I would never forgive that woman if I were Ramona. I know she has in the past but I think Jill may have burnt one too many bridge. Ramona looks like she is “done” with Jill finally!

    • Jillousyness says:

      The way things are going if Jill is back next season (and Kelly isn’t) and all of the other women are still as sick of Jill as they are now, when it comes time for the next reunion Bravo is only going to need one long couch and a chair for Jill.

  18. Laura says:

    WOW Lynn…you’re popular! LOL


    Why O why can’t some people see JZ for who she really is? Yes, she’s human and she tried to apologize but good freakin gravy – its way too little, way too late.

    Anyone that follows her on Twitter or Facebook has seen what she is capable of….and its CRAZINESS!

    Loved Bethenny’s new show….she is so real its GREAT!

    Keep it up Lynn et al….

    • RileyKitty says:

      I don’t know if I like being called a minion 🙂

    • Anitabee says:

      Wow Laura how did you ever find this? Is it just so obscure.

      If you hadn’t posted the link I don’t think ANYONE but Cleo’s Mommy, Jill Zarin, and her PR team would have ever seen it. It has one comment that obvious Cleo themselves posted.

      I didn’t read it for it is a CRAZEEE rant by someone that Jill Zarin is obviously paying. I didn’t read just like I didn’t read all of Cleo’s other delusional rants that she posted here for the last week trying to instigate flame wars.

      Believe me I love a good rant but why does all of Jill Zarin flying monkeys that she has on the payroll have to be so criminally BORING???


  19. MickeyMouth says:

    Hi. I can’t remember who asked for Teresa as Chewbacca but here are two of my attempts. Sorry they are not better, but furry creatures are hard to Photoshop.

  20. katiecoo says:

    Know what is also insane, that Luann claimed she never took sides with B and JZ? Who is she kidding here? Does she not realize we all watched her sitting there on the couch pretending she was not eavesdropping (courtesy of JZ) on Bethenny’s private conversation? Relishing in it? A true “I’m not in the middle of it” person would have excused themself saying “I don’t think I should be listening to this” and left the room. Or asked the person to take it off speaker saying they were uncomfortable. She was firmly in Team Jill camp from the getgo. The viewers are not stupid Lulu.

    • iceNfire says:

      How about when she claimed that she didn’t go to Ramona’s Labor day party because she was going through a divorce and spending time with kids.
      We all knew way back then that she was using Mario’s Countless remark as an excuse. The real reason was she and Jill were forming teams

      • katiecoo says:

        Yup….and then later Jill says “it’s just a good excuse” to not go on Ramona’s trip because of her daughter’s BD. Like *wink wink nod nod*. It’s ok to choose that team, but just don’t try and pretend you’re above all that Lulu.

        • Anitabee says:

          One thing I just can’t wrap my mind around about Luann is WHY did flip out when Bethenny called her a snake to her face WHEN Ramona announced to all of America that Luann was a two timing Hampton’s slut to Jill without knowing that Luann was listening?

          How nutty is that? Who would rather be called a classless street slut over a poisonous snake?

    • DLA says:

      Perhaps someone on this site will write about the c=less.

      She is so vile.

      I meant disgusting.

      I meant horrible.

      Well darl……………………ing

      I meant interesting.

  21. Has anyone tried Bethenny’s skinnygirl margarita mix? Her website had a link to find it nearby, but there was no place here within 50 mi, so i chose one of the online retail stores linked on her website and found one with reasonable shipping.

    I’m still trying to decide, but have in my cart: Skinnygirl margarita mix (we have to control sugar intake anyway), and a bottle of Pinot Grigio. LOL! The pinot sounds light and fruity.

  22. boston02127 says:

    A listing for Teresa Giudice’s Towaco chateau was yanked suddenly from Montville-based Farmbrook Realty’s website, and Teresa tweets the home “IS NOT FOR SALE!!! Sorry if you were dreaming of moving in w/ me. xx” She doesn’t elaborate on why the 10,000-square-foot home was in the MLS in the first place.

    Teresa and Joe Giudice filed for bankruptcy in October, listing $8 million in liabilities, and papers show they planned to sell two other properties they own, one in Stafford, by the Jersey Shore, and another in nearby Lincoln Park, which had already gone into foreclosure. It’s unclear how long the listing had been online. “I don’t have anything to say about it,” said a rep from Farmbrook today.

    • iceNfire says:

      Hi Boston – Do you still have that facebook? MickeyMouth’s pictures are good.

    • vilzvet says:

      Well the listing was there, no doubt about it. Maybe her book is doing even better than expected, lol. Her stupid comment made no sense…”moving in with me”?? Uh, Teresa, usually buyers and sellers don’t co-habitate when the deal is done!

  23. jane says:

    you know i just read an interview the so called “Jill ” gave and she compared @kikilet situation with Phoebe Prince, i mean does this woman have soul , really JILL , you are a mother , i wonder what you would have felt if u were in pheobe’s family shoe . I wish the hell that spit you out swallow u back. I just cant stomach u anymore ,just just STFU and go away.

    • katiecoo says:

      Wasn’t Phoebe Prince that girl who commited suicide over bullying? If so, Jill is sicker than I thought. SHE set Kelly up to go over the edge with her prodding and we all saw who was badgering who on that trip, the staff knew who was melting down and who was provoking it all. If Kelly were to ever do something to harm herself or someone else it would be because of her latent, and not so latent mental illness.

      • Jennifer says:

        Yes that is Pheobe Price, Jill has moved from annoying TV villan to trully awful human for me bc if this comment….

        I know some of you thought it earlier but this pushed me over the edge, she is a sick sick bitch!!!!!

      • Anitabee says:

        WTF??? No that cow didn’t do that.

        I hope Phoebe’s parents will contact Jill’s people and set them straight.

        Isn’t this basis for emotional distress? Can they sue Jill?

    • Jill's dastardly plans says:

      where is that interview?

  24. Amber...Real Housewife says:

    Also, on some link here they asked Jill how she felt about the new housewives Jen and Sonja and she only responded with compliments about Jen. I found it rude that she totally omitted Sonja from her response. However, since the reunion, we now know Jill was controlling filming and when Sonja didn’t play ball she was probably blackballed (she’d like that! LOL).
    As we know Jen exclusively filmed with Jill. Her interactions with the other housewives was only done around Jill. Furthermore, Jill reallllly treated her like an employee, when she held that screamfest in her home. Not once, but twice in one night! Jen, who we all believe is DONE, picked the WRONG TEAM!

    • Need a Hobby says:

      I think Simon tweeted earlier this week that he & Alex had met Jen (& her husband?) for dinner and they all had a good time. So Jen’s probably on Jill’s shit list now.

      • Amber...Real Housewife says:

        Maybe when she was cut from the reunion, she thought “What the hell, maybe i’ll do their anniversary!”

    • pippi longstocking says:

      Yeah, it was obvious Jill was gunning whole-hog for Jen, who she thought would be one of her sycophants. But Jill is so thoroughly self-absorbed Jen never got a word in edgewise in any scene (and most of what she did have was just gratuitously cruel, like the comment about the party planner, so I’m glad she’s not sticking around). Jill has been really dismissive & rude to Sonja, who is really a delight so far. So you can just suck it, Shrill!!

  25. error 404 says:

    OK, I blogged about BGM?

    Couldn’t help myself. lol


  26. iceNfire says:

    Former Jill – Young’s Market was were we bought all of our beer wine when we had our restaurant. Large selection of both domestic and foreign beer and wine. Very reasonable pricing.

  27. katiecoo says:

    Also did you catch “the reason I held a grudge” had to do with what B said on Andy’s show about whether or not she said let’s make up off camera? Um, Ms NY Bitch, you had been holding, carressing, nurturing and making love to that grudge for MONTHS by the time B showed up on Andy’s show–long after the shows were filmed. She truly thinks others don’t pay attention to REALITY vs. the alternate universe she’s trying to sell. TOO LATE ZARIN.

    • error 404 says:

      one of the most telling moments is when Jill tells Lulu that whenever she starts to soften, she replays the “get a hobby” message so she can get all mad and hard again. blech! to quote Jill “who does that!”

      • katiecoo says:

        I had forgotten that one–she had two pets this season: Ginger and her little pet voice mail. Blech indeed!

    • Jables says:

      Jill only wanted to make up with B off camera because she KNEW that was a conversation she just couldn’t risk having ON camera! She spent months spinning her version of events on camera to anyone and everyone who would listen. God forbid B (who is one of only two people in the world who actually knows what happened between them) might say something that didn’t jibe with the “storyline” Jill created. I think she never expected B to approach her…she thought she could create this “B is a bitch, look how bad she treated me, poor Jill” storyline and B, who does have a history of doing the cut-and-run when things get tough (bless her with her history, who wouldn’t!) would oblige her by staying away. This would just reinforce Jill’s version of events. But lo and behold! B actually took the risk of reaching out to her and Jill panicked. That wasn’t in the script!

    • Need a Hobby says:

      The thing is, the whole thing is on videotape. Wouldn’t it be great if we get to see what really happened in a “lost footage” episode?

      I think B was so frazzled in the Ramona’s apt scene that I think she’s willing to admit she might be wrong and Jill may be right about who did or didn’t want to discuss things off camera. (Although Jill’s always previously said, never get into an argument with B because B has such a great memory. And we’ve seen how much Jill “misremembers” as time goes on.) Anyway, that particular issue is not itself particularly significant in the larger story really since as B noted, Jill was more than willing to shred B in front of the cameras from the first episode onward. But now J says it was “too personal” to be discussed with B on camera? Bullshit.

      Jill: don’t diss Andy, Bravo, and the producers too much: I’m sure they have a lot more footage of you being you than you would care to have the viewers see. You too, Kiki.

  28. cusi77 says:

    Good evening Lynn!

    Cead Mile Failte!

    Wishing you the best!

  29. MorgaineSwann says:

    Hey, Y’all –

    I don’t know if this has been posted yet but if you like Bethenny’s new show, please go here: http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/06/11/bethenny-frankel-bethenny-getting-married-bravo-jason-hoppy-spin-off-review/

    And vote for it. Thanks!

    • Thanks for posting this Morgaine!

    • Jables says:

      Visited and voted! I love B’s new show. How sad is that someone could think getting to watch a real couple deal with real issues in a healthy way is “boring”?! My guy and I are total polar opposites just like B and Jason. It is why we balance each other so well! He loves to entertain but he is so rarely around to do it…so I got stuck entertaining “his” friends a lot in the beginning. I am in my thirties, never married and super antisocial. He is Mr. Popular and owns a “word of mouth” type business with a lot of overlap between friends and clients. I know how awkward and stressful that can be. But it works for us because I force him to carve out a little “couple” time and he has forced me to expand my social circle so much. In fact my best friend of three years now is a lovely woman that I met while entertaining “his” friends.

    • error 404 says:

      I voted.

      As Jen G would say “everyone’s an asshole” lol

      I couldn’t disagree more with that blogger:
      1. in 1 hr B walked in a fashion show, ring shopped, went to a shrink, hired an assistant, and threw a party in between all the lunches and talks. That’s more than Kiki and Lulu combined did all season long!
      2. B & J fighting made me uncomfortable, especially the party discussion which was wrought with baggage and miscommunication, and this person wants more?
      3. s/he says they were bored, then complains that the petty details of J’s trip to Fl weren’t revealed. Yes, s/he and I have very different views about what makes good tv!
      4. B doesn’t need the other women to prop her up. Heck, she has a supporting cast, and she outshines them all. (although the sink/hair stunt was a good play by Max)

      • ImToula says:

        There is one thing that is missing from Beth’s show, trash. I am so happy that it’s light and happy. I don’t know if it will turn out to be boring later on. We’ll just have to wait and see. Maybe it’s me, but all the wives shows have trashy people and story lines. Some wives are above the trash and we know who they are (BRAS). I found Beth’s show refreshing and beyond trashy.

        • Anitabee says:

          I like BGM. I wonder what they will call it next season…Bethenny Got Married!

          I like it because it fills in why Bethenny is Bethenny. It kinda how you get to know someone in the process of becoming friends with them. You see them, hear them, listen to them, appreciate them and viola! A new friend.

          I have a crush on Jason. I am SO lucky that my fiance kinda looks like him. I love Cookie. Reminded me of my favorite childhood pet. My beautiful spoiled cocker spaniel that followed me, protected me and kept all my secrets.

          I found myself smiling, LOL and finally tearing up a bit when Bethenny was talking to her therapist. Her pain is long suffering and I hope she finds closure.

          Also she looked so frinkin adorable in that tutu for her dinner party. It was fun seeing Silex giving Bethenny future parenting advice.

    • Shadowsnomore says:

      I love her show! I voted for it!

      • shantygal says:

        On the fence still. I don’t want to make a decision based on one episode only, however, I enjoyed it for the most part. Not a runaway hit just yet. As with a couple of others above, the therapist visit was my favorite part.

        • moriasheehan says:

          i agree shantygal, the therapist appt was the most real i have seen on reality tv. the most disturbing was the scene about a desk for jason, come on, there has to be room somewhere. i took an extra bedroom and removed closet door and wall section, i have huge desk credenza in there with plenty of room for filing cabinets, too. this was a standard guest bdrm size closet. B, please give the boy his own space.

  30. DarkSonnet says:

    Remember on the Reunion show when Kelly repeatedly denied “ever mentioning your name in the press” to Bethenny?

    Well, let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? (This is only one article, I know there are more, I just need to “re-find” them)

    “First of all — what is “the ambassador for wool”?! Kelly then goes on to say Bethenny doesn’t have famous friends and just sits around crying about men all the time.

    “Is Bethenny a socialite? No.” Bensimon, 40, says. “Will she ever sit next to [socialite] Lauren DuPont? No. Is she best friends with [Estee Lauder Senior Vice President] Aerin Lauder? No. Am I? No. Do I care? No. Does she? Oh, absolutely. She’s not authentic. All she does is sit there and cry all the time,” she continues. “I’m like, You’re crying about guys? And shut up.”

    And we think Kelly should shut up. It’s tacky, low class and immature to talk trash.”


  31. Amber...Real Housewife says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I found the upcoming wedding dress/peeing scene hysterical!
    If anyone has ever seen BRIDEZILLA, you’ve seen the bride get nervous and need assistance with all the panty hose, slips etc under the dress. Why they would be doing that in the middle of a room and not a bathroom stall? Who knows! Is it crude? Absolutely! Is it funny? LOL Hell yeah!

    • RileyKitty says:

      I thought it was funny too. Let’s not forget you constantly have to pee when you are pregnant. I remember asking my doctor if it was normal. I was convinced I must be leaking somewhere since I was peeing more than I was drinking.

      Good to see Ramona was wrong, bethenny does indeed have friends, because only a good friend would hold a bucket while you pee LOL

      • Jables says:

        A dear friend of mine got married a year ago. She was so nervous on her wedding day she showed up at the church in her “shluby” clothes with no panties on. So the maid of honor and I had to run out to Victoria’s secret to by her some panties so she wouldn’t have to walk down the aisle commando. The things we do for brides!

      • error 404 says:

        was that her friend. good! I thought it was her assistant.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      I admit, as “unseemly” as that peeing scene was, I was just laughing out loud at that.

    • Scorpiosue says:

      Is it kind of gross to show her peeing? Yes, but it’s REAL. I cannot imagine having to pee while being pregnant AND in a wedding dress. I’m sure it’s not the first time something like this has happened. It’s just one more thing that makes Bethenny more real than the other ladies.

  32. Jennifer says:

    Can I mention the logical question, if Jill claims that her and B’s friendship was TV fake then why did she care if they make up off camera?

    • error 404 says:

      Jill has an evil twin sister Hill (short for Hillary).

      Both are played by the same actress, like Sam and Serina on Bewtiched, or Jennie and her dark haired cuz (a free starbucks latte to whoever can remember her name).

      Jill and B were bffs and Jill is weally weally sowwy and wants B back.

      Hill is so OVER that toxic media-whore, she wants to cut her out like cancer. No, literally. Like Kathy G, Hill will cut a bitch.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Exactly, if the whole thing was for the cameras, what’s the problem?

      Jill consistently spins events, first this way, then that and she’s not really good at it. She repeatedly contradicts herself and the “truth” of “what really happened” evolves according to the latest story she wants to spin.

  33. Shadowsnomore says:

    Okay, we now know for a fact that Jill tried to sabotage B’s new show. Production was even concerned and called Ramona to see if she was going to follow Jills’ scheme. We also know that Jill tried to sabotage the St. John’s trip by trying to get the ladies to not go. She even went so far as trying to plan an alternate trip. When Jill didn’t get her way, she crashed the party and attempted to make it about herself. She has slammed Bravo and tried to blame editing for making her look bad. She and Kelly both claim that it is all scripted and they are the “fall” guys this season. Now I’m merely speculating but… maybe the rumors are true and Bravo is about to fire Jill’s ass. Bravo certainly has justification. Jill has been saying in recent interviews that she is not sure if she wants to do another season. It maybe a ploy to have her rabid fans write in an beg Bravo to keep her on the show. Or, in true Jill spin cycle form, she maybe say it to give herself an “out” for getting her ass fired.

    • Squirrels says:

      Jill and Kelly have been dissing Andy, as well. Oh the choices we make as we climb the ladder of success.

    • MorgaineSwann says:

      I can only think of 2 reasons to claim you might not want to come back – 1) You want more money and think they’ll pay to keep you, or 2) You think you’re about to get canned, and you’re creating a backstory so you can claim you quit.

      I think BRAVO knows the audience is done with Jill. No way I believe she’d trying to get more money. She’s trying to save face when they can her.

      • moriasheehan says:

        i think the whole jill stay jill go will be based on the almighty $$$. RECORD BREAKING NUMBER OF VIEWERS, KA-CHING!!! she’ll be back.

    • DLA says:

      In a few comments to “whoever the hell cares” she says that BRAVO has not asked her to sign a new contract.

  34. Kelly-Has-Big-Shoulders says:

    @katiecooo I have to tell you I cracked up so loud I woke up my baby , when I read your post about Jill making love to her grudge. LMAO!

  35. cusi77 says:

    I was determined to find Jill Zarin’s blog in Bravo, from the begining of Season 3, before the “Queen of accountability” got caught in her own web and stop blogging…

    I remeber I read something about that in a couple of weeks one of the HW will show her UGLY face…

    She was refering to Alex. In last night Reunion Alex mention JZ called her ugly and -as always, JZ “The Nile”, “The Nile”…

    • Shadowsnomore says:

      Cusi, I think this is the quote you where searching for. It was in Jill’s first blog of this season-

      “No matter what happens this season, I will always cherish the time we had together and wonder what would have happened if we didn’t have a TV show with other housewives interfering and giving their opinions to both of us on and off screen. I think one housewife was motivated to keep us apart and keep herself on the show, but that will surface its ugly head shortly”.

      I don’t know if she was trying to call Alex ugly then but she certainly was trying to get ahead start on the negative “Alex” spin she is now spewing. I looked back on her blogs this season and she defiantly was trying to subtly jab Alex through out. Now Jill has taken off her gloves and she is getting vicious and dirty in her attacks towards Alex.

      Jill is a piece of work that’s for sure. She kept saying in her Bravo blogs that she was wrong to hold onto her grudge and she warns all of us not to do the same. What a hypocrite. She is still nursing her grudge toward Bethenny and she will never let go of the one she has towards Alex.

  36. katiecoo says:

    May I ask the question, saying “zip it!” to your kid equates with saying “We’re DONE” to them! Shut your mouth = I’m abandoning you! Uh huh.

  37. ImToula says:

    Do we know what Jason Hoppy does for a living? I know he’s a business man. Do we know anymore than that?

    • MorgaineSwann says:

      He has something to do with both real estate and pharmaceutical sales, but that’s the most they ever say.

  38. Zipit Zarin! says:

    Anyone remember the show That Girl with Marlo Thomas? I woke up this morning thinking Bethenny reminds me of it and her. http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi136970265/

    • MorgaineSwann says:

      Right – That Girl, which was also Mary Tyler Moore, which are both based on Cinderella. Bethenny is the Cinderella of the 21st Century. She comes from a hard background, she worked hard, built her own businesses and then found her prince and had a baby. What’s not to love?

      • error 404 says:


        anyway, did Ann and Don ever get married? I forget.

      • katiecoo says:

        Jill is the Evil Stepmother sabotaging with LuLu and Kelly those idiotic stepsisters in weird hats. Hey, calling Mickey Mouth for some graphics! Ginger could be another stepsister I guess? Or a bird flitting around? Who’s the fairy Godmother? Andy Cohen? 😉

  39. katiecoo says:

    An interesting read about how the Narcissist holds a disdain for the truth:

    The NPD illusion of superiority is a facet of a generalized disdain for reality. These individuals feel unconstrained by rules, customs, limits, and discipline. Their world is filled with self-fiction in which conflicts are dismissed, failures redeemed, and self-pride is effortlessly maintained. They easily devise plausible reasons to justify self-centered and inconsiderate behavior. Their memories of past relationships are often illusory and changing.


    If rationalizations and self-deception fail, individuals with NPD are vulnerable to dejection, shame, and a sense of emptiness. Then they have little recourse other than fantasy. They have an uninhibited imagination and engage in self-glorifying fantasies. What is unmanageable through fantasy is repressed and kept from awareness. As they consistently devalue others, they do not question the correctness of their own beliefs; they assume that others are wrong. The characteristic difficulties of individuals with NPD almost all stem from their lack of solid contact with reality. If the false image of self becomes substantive enough, their thinking will become peculiar and deviant. Then their defensive maneuvers become increasingly transparent to others.

    • Beckett says:

      My ex-husband didn’t tell me he knew any writers. 🙂

    • error 404 says:

      I’m confused (never even so much as took a Psych class)

      Jill often admits wrong doing, and apologizes a lot. Is she always faking it?

      I don’t know, she seems kinda “normal” to me. Like a bitchy mother-in-law type.

      Kiki, OTOH is totally off the hook craaaazzzzyyyy. I mean really, how many people go around listing their attributes like that. I’m so honest, I have integrity, I’m loyal, etc… STFU! Kiki’s never apologize once, for anything. NEVER. And to top it off, she’s got a twitchy trigger finger. At least Ramona goes into attack mode when things are actually heated. Kiki’s so crazy, she thinks you’re attacking her just by remarking on the weather. I wonder what color the sky is on Kelly’s planet?

      • katiecoo says:

        I find Jill’s fauxpologies disingenuous, self serving, laden with blaming others and rationalizing and/or coached by 4 image consultants. Nothing about any “humble” behaviors of hers rings true, at least to me.

        • error 404 says:

          Yes. But that too just says “bitch” to me, not “crazy”.

          again, by comparison, Kiki thinks she’s God’s gift to mankind, despite all evidence to the contrary.

          • katiecoo says:

            Narcissists don’t qualify as “crazy” …it’s a personality disorder not a Psychiatric diagnosis (formally Axis 2 over Axis 1). Most people in prison have some form of personality disorder which puts them in the category of “evil” or “dregs of society” or yes “bitch” but I think Kelly is a whole other category altogether, psychologically speaking.

          • katiecoo says:

            Error, do you know the Betty Broderick case? She’s a classic personality disorder who doesn’t qualify as “crazy” but she did kill two people and rationalize it/justify it all as they deserved it for mentally torturing HER (while she was stalking them–her ex husband and his new wife). Sad case.

            • error 404 says:

              gosh, I Hate Jill Zarin is a classroom of knowledge!

            • DLA says:

              Thanks Katiecoo. Sometimes as women we tend to dismiss and make fun of a man who would walk to a police station because he was beaten up by a woman (?)

              Not really funny if you are the person hurt.

      • MickeyMouth says:

        I don’t think Jill knows how to make a sincere apology. She learned long ago to shut down criticism with a pseudo apology. She uses I’m sorry, usually with the qualifier, if you feel I have wronged you. It’s not really an apology it’s just a way of going through the motions. I think it may be one of those Secrets of Jewish Mother her family has passed down for years.

        BTW I liked your BGM blog.

      • Beckett says:

        Error, In my experience, they admit wrong doing and apologize as long as they feel they need you. When you are no longer needed, in their opinion, then it’s screw you – we’re done.

  40. Olivia says:

    I purchased the book that was discussed here a few weeks ago about the Southern deb who went to NY and part of her adventures were that she was hired at one time to tutor Ally.

    The writer was struggling financially, living in a crappy Brooklyn apartment, and was also attending NYU at the same time. She answered and ad put out by Jill Zarin to tutor Ally in several subjects. They met and agreed to a 6 hours a week at $40.00 an hour.

    Anyway, Ally is a pampered princess according to this author. The author was employed by Jill just prior to signing the Bravo contract and the apartment was pre Brad. They had a housekeeper named Matilda at the time who was ready to retire.
    According the author, Bobby had been married “several times” and Jill was his much younger wife who spent his money liberally. He was not close to Ally and spent a lot of time out of the apartment running Zarin Fabrics and had some real estate holdings as well.

    Ally is not the brightest tool in the drawer. The author was getting a little run down trying to get back and forth to school and traveling to and from Brooklyn while also fitting in those tutoring sessions with Ally. Jill made mention of the fact that the author looked a little run down and the author admitted that she was struggling to make ends meet and the traveling was wearing her out.

    As a result, Jill put her in touch with her good friend “Ramona” who she said was wealthy and was looking for a tutor for her own daughter. The author, hoping to increase her meager earnings, contacted Ramona who insisted on a reduced rate! When the author told her that she could not do it because she was barely hanging on as it is, Ramona, the newly renewed housewife, promptly hung up on her! Lovely.

    Then Jill offered to give an apartment rent free to the author who found out that she would be sharing the digs with a man who worked for years for Bobby. The man named Joe liked Bobby a great deal but hated Jill and Ally who used him to do everything. He worked from 8am to 11pm according to the author because he was doing everything and the rent free apartment guaranteed he would be at their beck and call.

    The author asked for some time off during the holidays because her mother was coming up from the South to visit and Jill agreed. Halfway through her mother’s visit Jill called and demanded the author come back immediately as Ally was preparing for mid terms and needed help. The author had no choice since she was living rent free and because of that her hours from from 6 to whatever Jill decided.

    Anyway, the author, who also hated Ginger who was chasing her all over the place and biting her ankles, received a call from Jill who promptly fired her because Ally’s teacher had called and said that her next report card was loaded with C’s and D’s and Jill was holding the author responsible. She gave her one week to get packing and find another apartment.

    Lovely, lovely Jill. The author worked for her over 3 years ago because she mentioned that Ally was 14 at the time. Jill also spent a great deal of time traveling during the 7 months the author worked for her. The housekeeper apparently had little affection for Jill and was bossed around by Ally as well.

    Jill has not changed.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Thanks for posting that account, Olivia. So in real life, Jill “helps” people in a way that makes them dependent on her and gives her leverage over them. She then uses and discards them at will. Lovely.

      How was the rest of the book? It looked like it could be interesting.

      • Olivia says:

        The book is not a bad read overall. Filled with little tidbits.

        The author was taken back by Ally telling the housekeeper, Matilda, to straighten out her sweater drawers. The author could not believe that a 14 year old was incapable of doing that for herself.

        Not being a Ramona fan I could easily see her slamming the phone down on someone when she was not able to get her own way. Typical.

        • Snarkapalooza says:

          This anecdote about Jill and Ally reminds me of that old joke about the rich woman rich woman who asks the bellman at her Miami hotel to carry her grown son out of her limo and into her room. “My God, can’t he walk?” the bellman asks. “Yes,” says the woman, “but thank God he doesn’t have to.”

      • The Digger says:

        When Jill is done with you she spits you out and then shits all over you. You are no longer of any use to her.

    • Jill's dastardly plans says:

      what is the name of the book? Or the author?

      • Amber...Real Housewife says:

        ….And her mother dresses her funny!

      • Need a Hobby says:

        “Confessions of a Rebel Debutant” by Anna Fields

        • Shadowsnomore says:

          I looked it up on Amazon. It looks like a fun read. The author is a stand up comedian and a writer for “As the World Turns”. I added it to my wish list. I may have to buy that very soon.

        • Jill's dastardly plans says:

          Thanks! Wow.

          • Olivia says:

            What is interesting about the Jill chapter in the book is that the author was relating events that happened 3 or 4 yrs ago and before Jill was cast on Bravo.

            The author makes mention of one day Jill breezing in to Ally’s room while she was tutoring and had an exec from Bravo with her. She was giving him a tour of the apartment and mentioning her home in the Hamptons and name dropping all over the place.

    • Please post the name of the book! It sounds interesting. 🙂

    • boston02127 says:

      @Olivia~Very interesting. I’d love to read the book. Can you post the title?

      A while ago I was reading some of Jen’s bio info. They asked what book she is reading. The title: This is Where I Leave You, by: Jonathan Tropper
      I googled and read a little info on the book and decided to get it. I got it on
      E-Bay. It was a great read. The author has a very dry sense of humor.

      • Here it is boston in case you didn’t see it. I’ve got it in my wish list too. Not at my library and you have to wait a year to get it thru interlibrary loan.

        Need a Hobby says:
        June 11, 2010 at 11:19 pm

        “Confessions of a Rebel Debutant” by Anna Fields

    • The Digger says:

      Excellent info, Olivia. Info like this is what tells the real story about Jill Zarin. It is the unedited reality script as it was playing right before she signed up to do the show. I wish someone from her pre Bobby days would come out with some truth and stories about this woman.

    • error 404 says:

      the only thing that confuses me is the Ramona part.

      The show openly portrays Ally as a dim wit, but they play up Avery as some bookish A+ type. So why did she need a tutor?

      the money part is typical though, as R was at the time selling discontinued clothes at discount… it’s like complaining that “Crazy Eddie” wanted you to give your services away.

      but it is so Jill… I’ve got the best housekeeper! You should hire her too! I know the best place for cheesecake, you should shop there too! etc… R probably wasn’t even looking for a tutor.

      • Anitabee says:

        We R assuming that the book Ramona and Ramona Singer are the same person.

        From Jill’s own mouth Ramona and her are not good friends. I don’t see Ramona ever asking Jill for a tutor recommendation.

        • Brigid says:

          Huh? Aren’t they always saying how they are good friends and have known each other fifteen years and have a complicated relationship? Ramona may not have a lifetime achievement pin as Jill’s BFF for fifteen years. But she has definitely been part of that “fabulous circle”.

    • Sofi says:

      But that story actually gives a good example illustrating why Jill said that Ramona would NEVER pay $2,000 for shoes or some such.

  41. boston02127 says:

    @IceNFire~~Sorry for not answering you sooner. I did a drive by posting. I posted then went to the store. Anyhoo hoo yes I do have that FaceBook page. I didn’t use my real name because I don’t want a facebook page. It’s under Boston SoBoston.
    I have to practice with facebook. I got my pic on there and some info set up but I’m not sure how to send notes or friend people.

  42. cusi77 says:

    Hello Boston! Did you read my reply about the Irish welcome?

    • boston02127 says:

      @Hi Cusi, Yes I did! Thank you. The brass sign we have on our front door is from my grandfather who got it in Ireland.

      • moriasheehan says:

        i don’t know this in the gaelic, but my grandmother from county cork made an embroidery of it.
        “May the road rise up to meet you, may the rain fall soft on your fields, may the wind always be at your back, and may you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows yer dead”

  43. RileyKitty says:

    Did anyone else snicker when Jill called herself a NY Bitch & Luann and Kelly were quick to say, you’re not a bitch!? Yes she is & real friends let you know when you are acting like a world class bitch.

    • katiecoo says:

      The irony there was not lost on me. She’s excusing her unconscienable behavior and calling herself a “New York Bitch” as if that’s a compliment or a justification or something to be admired for. But even they couldn’t get behind her on that, but without that rationalization what does she have left? That Bethenny was right?

    • boston02127 says:

      @RileyKitty~~yes! Did you also see the look Jill gave Kelly when Kelly told Alex to cross her legs. Jill shot her a shut up type look. Lol, I’m familiar with that look from childhood memories of church and my mother looking at me and my twin brother laughing.

    • error 404 says:

      Lulu thinks talking about dog shit in French makes it classy, and Kiki thinks “mashed” is a rude insult to potatoes. Both suffer my I-take-everything-so-literally disease. If Jill said she threw up, they say “No, you threw down. I saw it. The puke fell out of your mouth and hit the floor, not the ceiling”

      Jill’s I’m a NY bitch excuse was just another version of “it came out wrong”. She has a point. Her endless carping of “What, no food? And look how tiny the yacht is!” jewish kevetcher routine is recognizable to any New Yorker.

      • moriasheehan says:

        that is why ramona’s excitement and enthusiasm for the boat and the house on the island was so NOT NYC bitch. she was unabashed at letting others see that she is not some NYCB acting arrogant and blase’, cause “they” have always seen and had better. i became a ramona fan at that time. before, i was appalled at her behaviour at jz’s kodak moment (liking jz or not, that was wrong), her unforgivable attack on Bethenny, (i would have a hard time letting that one go). but she is irrepressible and hopefully she will channel a bit more empathy and think about what she’s saying.

  44. boston02127 says:

    @A former Jill fan~~~Thanks for the info. I just looked it up on Ebay. It’s still in hard cover. I’m too cheap to pay 16. I’ll have to wait for it to go in to soft cover.

  45. MorgaineSwann says:

    This review of the reunion part 1 has three questions you all will want to answer if you haven’t already:


  46. Shadowsnomore says:

    Okay, Olivia mentioned the book“Confessions of a Rebel Debutant” and Boston said
    “This is Where I Leave You” is a good read. I am going to be laid up in bed for about four weeks starting the first of July. I can only watch BGM? so many times in a row, Rhony is about over and I refuse to watch RHONJ (sorry I just can’t stand that show!). I love to read so if any of you can recommend some good books I would much appreciate it. I am a huge Sherrilyn Kenyon fan and have read her entire “Dark Hunter” series multiple times. I read fast so the meatier the book the better!

    • lillybee says:

      I wonder if Jill will have Susan Sanders give this book a one star review.

      • Well, I think the book already has one 1-star review and I was wondering who it was but didn’t check the account info yet.

        The author herself refuted the complaints by the reviewer and did it in a very polite way. Jill could learn a LOT from her former tutor!

        Then again, jill could learn a lot from almost anybody else! LOL! 😛

    • MorgaineSwann says:

      Have you read the Sookie Stackhouse novels that inspired TRUE BLOOD? They’re lots of fun.

    • little rock says:

      if you like sherrilyn kenyon’s darkhunters you might like j.r.ward’s blackdagger brotherhood series.

    • MELANIE says:

      Try Kressley Cole, Gena Showalter they are fab also I have also read all of Sherrilyn Kenyons books. If you have a kindle you can get them super fast without leaving the bed. Hope this helps!

    • Dolce says:

      Trilogy – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is first book. I found them an excellent read. If you scroll down on the Amazon link, you will find the others. Do read them in order. At the bottom of the Amazon link is a list of other books. My daughter read “The Help,” and said it was good.


      Also, I love Vince Flynn. He has written many books. Murder, mayhem and politcal intrigue based in Washington DC. If you choose him start with the first book.

    • moriasheehan says:

      have you read diana gabaldon “outlander” series? VERY meaty read and you’ll love the characters. main problem is, it takes her 2 years to write the next one, i think their are 6 or 7 now, all huge books.

  47. jillpinchesloaves says:

    I’m sorry to hear you’ll be laid up for 4 weeks. I’d be glad to send you reading materials. Magazines, books. I can send them Book Rate; it’s the cheapest way to mail but it takes about 10 days transit time. Some of the best books I’ve read lately are Kathy Griffin’s —which I’m going to have her sign at the comedy show coming to town in a few months—but I’d love for you to read it in the mean time and also I’m close to finishing Sarah Silverman’s “The Bedwetter.” Both books are laugh-out-loud hilarious. Let me know how I can help. Best wishes to you. You and I may miss each other’s responses so if anyone can help bump our messages to each other…

  48. Fabulous Earth says:

    Here’s the other things I hope will be addressed on the reunion show:

    Jill’s email to Kelly about making up with Bethenny…

    Kelly’s “playboy” shoot and how it was fake as the photo they used was taken years ago…

    Kelly’s comment about not having fake double Ds since hers are fake as well (and getting mad at Ramona for “revealing” it)…

    Luann bringing up the “snake” comment at B’s wedding announcement…

    Kelly’s breakdown (of course) and everything that comes with it (is she on meds, etc)…

    Oh and let’s add the bullying “4 against 1” since clearly Sonja was there for her (nevermind that she was the bully)….

    Blatant accusations that she is acting for Bravo and helping to increase ratings…

    these are just a few things that they hope to address

  49. Jason Hoppy's Job (at least as of 2008) says:

    Found this article from 2008. Sorry if it has been posted before. Quite the basketball player in his time.

    According to the article below, re: his job “Currently a resident of New York City, Hoppy has been employed for the past nine years plus as a specialty sales representative with Abbot Laboratories”


  50. Bravo fan says:

    Good Morning everyone. I hope Lynn is fine, it sounded like she was busy with her life outside of blogging. Jill never responded to posting the wrong date of part 2 of the reunion. She did however, get many negative comments regarding her posting the article that bashes Bethanny. You know what is mind blowing is even with her continuous bashing after saying that she still loves B, people still comment on how much they love Jill. These Jill lovers must be so naive to not see how malicious she is and how incapable she is of maintaining a relationship. Jill is a user.

  51. kelly says:

    don’t know if you saw it, but People picked up Jill’s own little press release that appeared on the Dirty in its full glory this week.


  52. DLA says:

    Have tried to keep quiet. Can Not! Thanks BRAVO. You know how to cast them. Love my Andy (if you don’t then TOO BAD).

  53. A fan says:

    Has anyone looked into what Bobby’s family thinks of Jill? He has a first wife he was married to for 25+ years and three children and left them to be with Jill.

  54. A fan says:

    They party and travel all the time according to her blogs. Do they really work at Zarin fabrics?

  55. katsc says:

    Tonight I watched the second reunion show. I do not think Jill has changed at all. She is in survival mode and it is very obvious. Bravo should really consider removing her from their show. I would love for Bravo to be brave and ask about the book reviews she posted on her own book. I think she has done a great deal of harm to herself as well as others. Unfortunately, I think she will put all of her evil negative energy in to making Alex’s life as miserable as she can. Bravo should remove Jill and not give her an opportunity or a platform to damage anyone else.

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