I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny’s Getting Married Premier! June 11, 2010
I want to first talk about an article I scanned (yes only scanned because it was making me nauseous!) Many of you probably read it. The article is from Death By A million(or so ) papercuts….huh? Anyway, it is something like that. I’m sure someone here at some point posted the link and Jill posted it twice just in case you missed her…..er their article.
Clearly whoever wrote this blog doesn’t watch the show, there are way too many missed details and simply WRONG information. But let’s start with the bloggers suggestion that Bethenny should have graciously accepted Jill’s apology and dropped the subject.
Genius! I can see it now, Jill says, “Bethenny, I’m really sorry” Bethenny says, “Wow, thanks Jill, all is forgiven, let’s do lunch” End of reunion!
Nobody wants to see that and it would have been fake in any case. Jill constantly kissing Bethenny’s ass during the reunion was sickening enough to watch, but the fact that just over two weeks later (now) Jill is bashing Bethenny all over again. Hasn’t she learned? Jill, you cannot go up against Bethenny and win! She is better than you, she is nicer than you, and she is more genuine that you, but the most important thing for you to recognize, Jill Zarin, is that we hate you! You are never going to win back fans by continuing to bash Bethenny. (some lesson learned Jill Zarin!) Please tell me you didn’t pay these 4 publicists up front!
In the Death By 1000 Papercuts post the writer, (who fails to identify themselves except by initials) says that watching the reunion was like watching court TV, judge, jury…blah blah blah…where have we heard that before? Oh I don’t know, maybe ON the reunion show itself? I do believe Kelly said something eerily similar on the reunion. Dear Writer of this substandard blog, if you have to steal material from Kelly Bensimon, it’s time to throw in the laptop!
The writer then goes on to criticize Bethenny for calling Jill a “fame whore”, why? Because Bethenny has been on three different shows….wow, that does make her a fame whore! While I know Bethenny is not an actress, isn’t that what people in the entertainment industry do? They appear in shows, in movies and on stage. Bethenny should have turned down her own show so as not to be thought of as a media whore? That makes sense!
The writer of this article says, “Why hold a housewarming party when your fiance moves into your condo?” This from a writer who claims to have just watched the show. Mr. or Ms. Writer, Bethenny’s fiancé didn’t move into her condo….the two of them moved together into a new condo.
From the same article:
“This past season Jill was a “mean girl” and admitted it during the reunion episode. She admitted she held a grudge. Later, after her apology, an apology where Jill didn’t say “I’m sorry but…..”, Jill stated that during the episode at Ramona’s apartment, she asked Bethenny to talk “off camera” because she felt they needed to discuss the issues “in private” away from the Bravo TV cameras. Bethenny admitted this did, indeed occur, which meant Bravo edited out Jill’s request. A request which was appropriate, which Bethenny, during the reunion episode didn’t give an adequate response. Bravo did include in the episode Jill telling Bethenny she “wasn’t ready” and didn’t “bring her list” of what we, the viewers, assumed was list of “grievances”. Bethenny was later filmed crying outside in the street.”
There are so many things wrong with this paragraph that I don’t even know where to begin. The scene where Bethenny was filmed crying outside in the street was actually after a telephone call with Jill, not after the meeting with Jill. Jill didn’t say, “I’m sorry but..”? She said, we all do that, she said she had so many things going on in her life, she said she was dealing with Bobby’s cancer, she admitted that she told Ramona and Alex not to film with Bethenny, just seconds after denying that she said it! This writer feels it is completely reasonable for Jill to ask and be allowed to talk to Bethenny in private to try to repair this friendship? Wrong! Bethenny’s argument aside (she said Jill chose to put Bobby’s cancer on the air, so why not this?) what about the fact that Jill put everything about this fight with Bethenny on camera, she allowed everyone to listen to a moldy old message from Bethenny, she created a scene at the fashion show, told Luann and Kelly (and 2 million viewers) that Bethenny was toxic. She said on National Television that she can’t be in the same room with Bethenny and that Bethenny doesn’t deserve her as a friend. I cannot imagine why Bethenny wouldn’t take the conversation private!
A short time ago I mentioned that I have never taken on another blogger. I take exception to this writer for a few reasons. There are enough small errors in the blog to make me believe that the writer doesn’t watch the show. Also, Jill Zarin sent the link to this blogger’s site out to her “fans” on Facebook, Twitter and JillZarin.com! I get the feeling that this blogger has been influenced, ghost written or possibly even money exchanged hands….who knows? I believe that this is not an accurate depiction of the Reunion episode, that’s all! I’m sure you all can find plenty of other issues with the article. I don’t mind opposing opinions but get your facts straight and don’t leave out pertinent information. This writer makes it seem as if we’re only seeing the Jill on the show when there is so many more horrific things that Jill has done off camera –Amazon-gate, BabyGate, Jill’s planting negative stories, trying to get people not to film with Bethenny…and on and on…read some other blogs besides your own!
(BTW Jill Zarin, I am for sale, make me an offer and I’ll write a completely inaccurate, false, Jill-Friendly Blog, but it will cost you!) Yes folks, I’m kidding!
Enough about that bitch! I loved Bethenny’s Getting Married? What a refreshing change from seeing Jill’s contorted face as she lies through her teeth and Kelly’s eyerolls followed by blank stares and Luann’s “daahhhlings”!
Bethenny is witty, fun and charming! She is the Bethenny we saw on RHONY but with so much more of her life shown. I love her apartment, including her red and white office with her logo’s all over! I love her new assistant, Max and apparently so do hundreds of thousands of single women looking for a mate! It was great to see more of Jason and his personality. He has a great sense of humor and isn’t intimidated by Bethenny. He will stand up to her and he tells it like it is.
The interview process was really great, even when Bethenny’s comments start out snarky and even rude, by the end of the interview she seemed to really like these candidates and was funny but complimentary by the end of the meeting.
We still haven’t really gotten to know Bethenny’s #1 assistant, we saw her on RHONY but her name wasn’t even mentioned. I’m not sure that she’s going to be a driving force character on the show but it looks like Max will more than make up for that.
We got to meet a few of Bethenny’s friends (see Ramona, she has friends) but it is too soon to tell how they will fit into the show and whether they will be regulars then if we will enjoy watching these new friends. (they are new to us)
The housewarming party was a little uncomfortable and honestly, I’m not sure it would have been better if Jason had been there. Everyone seemed a little strange around the cameras, almost afraid to speak, we may have even seen a few of those uncomfortable silences we all know and love.
It was great to see Alex and Simon join the party but I was a little surprised when Bethenny said something in her interview to the tune of “and they’re normal?” What was that all about? It seems to me that all the Alex / Bethenny love was all filmed before this scene at the housewarming … it was just an odd remark for Bethenny to make, I thought.
I thought it was cute that Alex was giving Bethenny little “tips” about motherhood and how you can make yourself look ready, you can even be somewhere on time but your brain won’t match with what you’re trying to accomplish. That is so true! Anyone who is a mom knows that your child never really ever leaves your head!
The other guests at the party seemed awkward and unusually quiet for a party. I can certainly see why Bethenny didn’t want to throw this party without Jason by her side!
The previews look good to me, no drama, just fun! This is what we’ve all been asking Bravo to provide, we kept saying we didn’t want the drama, arguments and fights and Bethenny’s show is the polar opposite of Real Housewives so I, for one, am going to enjoy every second of it! I think Bethenny is the perfect personality to take on her own show and to be honest, I’m surprised she hasn’t been picked up by any of the major networks for a project.
So the good news, Part two of the Real Housewives of New York reunion doesn’t have to wait until Thursday, the second part will be this Monday with the third and final reunion show on Thursday again. Bethenny’s permanent time slot is Thursday’s at 10pm .
Until next time….