I Hate Jill Zarin Jill Attacks Alex and Simon June 12, 2010
Jill has been relentlessly attacking Alex over the last few days and it is time to explore why that is…
Obviously I’m a fan of Alex and Simon but even before meeting them and seeing how absolutely wonderful they are (not to mention seeing their love for each other) I was a fan because of the gracious and classy way Alex has been depicted on the Real Housewives of New York. Anyone can talk about editing and what Bravo chooses to air, they can say we don’t really know them and on and on. Here’s the thing though, what we see is real, they aren’t given scripts, they aren’t playing characters on a TV Sitcom or Soap Opera. What we see them say, they really said. What we see them do, they really did. Period! With all of their complaining of editing, has one of them ever been able to prove that their actions or words are not their own? Nope!
Here are Jill’s tweets during the show:
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?
Lynn: Jason doesn’t like you, that has to cut deeply so I’ll let that go….
If B ever cared about me…she would not have done this to me. I would NEVER have let this happen to her. EVER.
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.
Lynn: Jill, you are the one who put the argument on national Television, why should Bethenny agree to talk to you off camera, you were untrustworthy! Who knows what lies you will tell after a “private meeting”?
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?
Lynn: YOU hurt your Ally by putting her problems on television!
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.
Lynn: Hmmm.. but who is NOW with B? Resenting Alex for being on Bethenny’s Getting Married? just a little bit?
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
Lynn: Bethenny may have asked you not to film with Kelly but not in an attempt to sabotage the show, only because she didn’t want Kelly on the show and MANY viewers share the sentiment! You even said it Jill Zarin!
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
This is from Jill Zarin’s blog (over ½ of this blog is about Alex McCord)
Alex.. what can I say. Again..we were never and are not “friends”. I am very clear in the friendship chapter of my book ( Secrets of a Jewish Mother) what it takes to be a friend etc. We wrote it when all this was going on last fall. It saved my life. My mother was trying to teach me ( again!) the lessons of friendship. Relationships are the hardest thing we ALL have to work through ( spouses, children, co-workers, friends) and it takes work. I think that is what people were so invested in this season. Many of you reading this have told me you had an experience similar to this) . People were curious to see what would happen and also compare our relationships to their own. The premise of REALITY TV is “Better you than me!” or ” I wish I were …”
Lynn: Don’t forget to mention the Book, Jill
There are still things I wish I could have said and things that were cut out. For example…Alex had NO PROBLEM asking Bobby and I to give her $2000 worth of fabric for FREE for her fashion show. Why did Bravo cut that out?? Because it would make me look good? Because it would show that I was trying to be her friend and the audience would see through her plan? Alex’s plan was to make noise to stay on the show. Jen Gilbert was cast to be a potential replacement. I didn’t do it. Bravo did. In fact I spoke to Silex about it..about how they should do something. Well, I guess this was what they figured out to stay on the show. I only wish them well but I don’t see us ever being friends again. They went below the belt and did things off the show that are unforgivable including accusing fans of being me on Amazon reviews. It is disgusting. J Samples is NOT ME. Never was and never will be. I hope people who read the book write reviews on AMAZON or wherever they purchased it and write a fair review and not be intimidated by people. People used Amazon as a blog for the show. I feel terrible that my sister and mother worked so hard on this book with me and are being hurt by all this.
We already know that Jill wants Alex off The Real Housewives of New York, she doesn’t like Alex and this blog is my attempt to figure out why.
Jill mentioned the donation that Zarin Fabrics gave to Brooklyn Fashion Week. Apparently $2,000 worth of fabric was donated to the charity that produces the fashion show. (2 bolts = $2k? you do the math) Ok, that was a nice thing to do but let’s talk about why she did it. Zarin Fabrics was on the step and repeat as a thank you for her donation. The donation and fashion show was filmed by Bravo so Jill was expecting to see it on the air, more free publicity for Zarin Fabrics. Bad news Jill, Bravo chose not to air the donation scene, Alex didn’t choose not to air it, the producers make that choice, so why are you trying to blame Alex? (every housewife has mentioned scenes that they wish were in the show but didn’t make the cut) I’ll bet Alex has dozens of scenes showing her children behaving well that she’d love to see aired!
Jill says in the first paragraph, “We were never and are not Friends” then just a few lines later Jill says, “I was trying to be her friend”. Pick one Jill!
Jill claims that Alex was “making noise” to secure her place on the show. Jill thinks Alex was concerned about her place on the show and that Jennifer Gilbert being brought on was a threat to Alex. I don’t intend to speak for Alex but …..bahhahahahahahah. Jennifer Gilbert? Really Jill? Another theory blown to hell, huh Jill? If this were true, would Alex have offered to be the one to introduce Jennifer in her storyline?
The bottom line is that Alex doesn’t need to “make noise” she is a beloved member of the cast and whether the show picks her up for another season or not, her fans will stick by her in whatever is next in her life!
Jill’s new accusation is that Alex supposedly tried to put a story in the press about Jill and some charity issue. Naturally, Jill has given no details (what about a charity?) and she has given no sources, (who told you that Jill?) nor has she mentioned which publications, (Who did Alex supposedly contact Jill?)
If this were true, why hasn’t it come out before now? Why did Jill save that bombshell to throw at Alex during the reunion? Everything else we heard on the reunion show is basically old news that is being rehashed or is being discussed to try to uncover what really happened. This is something new that no one has heard. If there were FIVE different sources, doesn’t it stand to reason that at least one of them would come out against Alex’s attempts to sully Jill’s reputation?
These reporters/bloggers are quick to put stories out there of Jill doing things like this. We read about Jill’s “people” sending out stories to RealityTea, even writing the text for them to print and sending art. Come-on Jill! We heard from two other reporters telling us that Jill tried to get them to write reviews for her book. Reporters told us what Jill was trying to do. Why would FIVE reporters cover up for Alex?
Jill is lying, I can say that as if I know it for a fact, because I do know it for a fact. Do I have proof that she is lying? The burden of proof is on Jill. She needs to prove something DID happen, there is no way to prove that something DID NOT happen, particularly when she won’t name names or even publications. It is impossible to go to every single news outlet, blogger and reporter to get confirmation that Alex did not contact them with a bogus story about Jill. Jill knows this. Her four publicists sleeping on her floor know this.
Why is Jill doing this? Easy! She doesn’t want Alex on the show next season. Jill has said privately and will say publically that she will not be on the show next season if Alex is on the show. We all know that Jill cannot stay out of the spotlight. She can’t even keep quiet for more than a few hours during her self-imposed break from Social Networks. She will implode if she isn’t on the show next season and since she’s already said she won’t be on the show unless Alex is gone, she is going to do everything in her power to ensure that Alex is history.
Personally, if I were a Bravo executive, Jill wouldn’t be anywhere near any show that airs on Bravo! Here’s why. Jill tried to tell the other housewives not to shoot scenes with Bethenny, Jill wants Bethenny to swing in the wind all alone and let her show fail. There is no other reason for her to try to influence the other ladies to avoid Bethenny. Bravo executives even asked Ramona if she was going to listen to Jill and refuse to film with Bethenny. Clearly Jill wants Bethenny’s show to fail and actually tried to make that happen. It is one thing to “wish” someone fails, it is another to take steps to try to make that happen.
Does this show loyalty to Bravo? Does this show loyalty to her “friend” Bethenny? If we ignore the fact that Jill continues to say that she only wishes the best for Bethenny and she loves her and misses her. What about Bravo and its television line up? Its advertisers, its ratings and its success? I would think that Bravo spent a substantial amount of money filming, producing, editing, promoting and airing Bethenny’s Getting Married. Are you allowed at your job to try to sabotage a project that your company has put substantial effort into? I would think not! I would think that is grounds for termination!
Back to Alex, Jill can’t undo what she’s done. She can’t now appear on the show if Alex is also on the show without looking ridiculous! She can back pedal, she’s done that many times before but she would look pretty stupid.
Jill’s behavior at Luann’s event during fashion week showed me that she had no intention of taking Alex seriously, Jill thought that it was going to be a repeat of Season One and Season Two. Still taking no responsibility for what she said, we watched as she said, “you should put in your parenting book what to do when your kids crawl up someone’s leg….bahahaha” Evil Jill! Jill thought she could strike the children and viewers would still love her? Think again Jill Zarin!
Jill called Alex and asked her to refuse to film with Bethenny. Clearly, Alex said “no”. Jill tried to appease Alex at the Saks event by primping Alex’s hair and adjusting Alex’s earrings but in the end said, “Do you feel better? You should!” In Jill’s mind, it was done! It was over, she didn’t have to deal with Alex anymore. It was clear to two million viewers that Jill had swept it under the rug and rushed through an insincere apology and rushed away to her “guests”. In Jill’s mind she has control over Alex and can manipulate Alex whenever she wants to and Alex will fall back into line.
To use Jill’s words, “Jill doesn’t deserve to be in the same room with Alex’s boys!” During the visit that Jill made to Alex’s house, they discussed Bethenny and then apparently Jill spent some time with the boys. If the rest of the visit was anything like the few minutes we say, I pity Alex for having to deal with this woman around her children.
Jill was more worried about one of the boys stepping on her yapping ugly dog then the boys getting bitten by that overgrown rodent! The dog bit Ally, if I were Alex that dog wouldn’t make it over my threshold. What makes Jill think she can bring that horrible dog to other people’s houses!?!?
Jill tried to back-peddle by saying, “I didn’t mean it how it came out”. Yet she said on television, in an interview that Alex appeared to be channeling the devil and that Alex may have the body for modeling, but not the face. Look at who is talking! We haven’t seen Jill walk the runway, have we? I guess they couldn’t find a Size 1 dress for her to wear!
Jill has made a career of back peddling , nothing is her fault, everyone else made her do it, her daughter saw an obscure tweet so it was Ally’s fault she spewed incorrect information about baby Bryn, other people do the same thing or worse.
So Jill has thrown down the gauntlet! She has basically threatened Bravo that she will refuse to return to the show if Alex is going to be on the show. For my purposes, I am thrilled. If Jill walks away or isn’t invited back due to her malicious attempts to sabotage Bravo’s new show, I will watch and enjoy The Real Housewives of New York even more!
If Jill gets her way, (highly doubtful) and Alex is no longer on the show yet Jill is, I won’t be watching so either way, I don’t have to watch Jill Zarin on TV ever again! Oh Happy Day!
Finally, I would like to extend my congratulations to Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord and Simon VanKempen for showing the class to ignore Jill Zarin and her absurd rants and raves! Thank you to Jill Zarin for making these three people look even BETTER to fans, to the press and to Bravo executives!
Until Next Time…….