I Hate Jill Zarin Bravo’s Monday Lineup June 14, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Reunion Part 2 Tonight     June 14, 2010

What do we expect for tonight’s reunion episode? 

We know that Ramona gave us a hint that two people walk off and one stomps her foot.  I think most of us guessed who did those things but now we know for sure that Jill and Kelly walk off and Ramona stomps her foot!  How fun!

There have been so many recaps and blogs and articles about the first part of the reunion episode with so many different perspectives.  Was Andy too hard on Jill Zarin?  They focused on the war between Bethenny and Jill – Bravo knows what the fans want.  We need to hear all of this rehashed over and over, don’t we?  It is time to see Jill confronted and get her reactions.  I don’t think that Jill’s off camera antics were discussed at all.  (Amazongate, Babygate or all of Jill’s rants on Social Networks)

Personally, I think I may just count the number of times Jill Zarin says, “I’m sorry”.  I have a feeling her PR team of four told her to say it at every opening.  “Jill, say I’m sorry to every woman on the stage at every opportunity, it will bring all your fans back to you”.  In fact, there isn’t any way to bring Jill’s fans back to her but her PR people can’t tell her that, because then why would she pay them?   Jill can come out with as many fake apologies as there are minutes in the day, I don’t believe a word of it.  This reunion was Jill’s opportunity, in her mind, to fix all of her problems but clearly she didn’t make it happen. 

Each of the housewives typically get their turn in the hot seat, the first part of the reunion focused a little bit on the Renewed Ramona, the Newly Vocal Alex and the war between Bethenny and Jill.  I have a feeling we’re not finished with that discussion. 

One of my favorite moments on the 1st part of the reunion was when Andy asked Bethenny the question about using an AK47 to kill a fly.  In my mind the question was a dig at Kelly.  Kelly just doesn’t get it, everything is so literal with Kelly.  I think what the question author meant was that Kelly doesn’t have the brains to match up to Bethenny’s wit and intelligence.  Kelly said, “’It’s true, I am a fly”.  Oh Kelly, Kelly, Kelly!  Just to add to the fun, while Lulu gave her take on the question, Kelly was rolling her eyes and giving Luann dirty looks.  Seems like there is dissension in the ranks over on team Jill, I’ll be looking for more hints that the team is disbanding. 

Thank you to Bravo for not making us wait an entire week for part two. 

Tonight’s line up on Bravo includes another episode of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.  One of the housewives leaves the show forever.  (insert mystery music here)  It’s pretty clear to me that Dina is leaving.  One article included a theory that it is her husband Tommy who had pushed her to leave the show.  Rumor has it that Tommy was very unhappy with the reality show world when he saw their wedding on “The Big Fat Ridiculously Expensive and Tacky Wedding”.  Tommy apparently didn’t like the edit..hahaha.  Seriously, reports say that he was furious that they included the fact that he cheated on Dina not once but several times before the wedding but while they were dating and engaged. 

I think another big part of Dina’s departure has to do with her daughter not being on the show with her.  It really leaves her very little to do in terms of filming.  I’m speculating here but since the show is largely focused on the housewives with their children leaving Dina out in the cold.  How many meetings can she call to discuss Danielle?  How many scenes can we watch while she talks to her cats or consults a psychic?  It was becoming creepy.    

Finally Bravo will end the evening with an episode of Andy Cohen hosting his Watch What Happens Live with Dina Manzo (another hint that she’s history) and Ramona Singer, to dissect the reunion.  Hopefully Ramona will be a few Pinot’s to the wind and will say what she thinks without holding back. 

Hopefully you have all cleared your schedule’s for tonight’s lineup on Bravo….lets all Watch What Happens  LOL

Until Next Time…..


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450 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Bravo’s Monday Lineup June 14, 2010

  1. Linda Ross says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I’m so happy to have found your site on twitter. I’m from Canada and we aren’t getting these episodes (yet). I feel so left out so thankfully this brings me along for the ride.

    I’ll be tuning in to your site often…thanks and thanks again.

    From Canada with Love

  2. shantigal says:

    I’m very excited for the show tonight – what a weird feeling for a Monday. I STILL don’t have a dvr, but thank goodness for all of you guys, you are my rewinds, slow-mos and eagle eyes. Great blog Lynn.

  3. Olivia says:

    Something was going on with Dina that made her leave. There are stories circulating that her husband is living with a waitress from the Brownstone and wanted nothing to do with this series. Rumors are afloat.

    For those who choose to see Dina as a “lonely victim”, let me just point out one thing: this is Dina’s second attempt to be on a reality show, not her first. As we have seen, she was involved in the wedding show where it was reported that they spent close to 1 million dollars for the ceremony. Waste was all over the place and the husband to be looked as if she was being dragged up the aisle with little interest in either his soon to be wife or the preparations.

    Dina wanted to be a “star” but something came along and changed all that. What it is I have no idea but I am so over the NJ franchise at this point that I am hoping Bravo pulls the plug on this piece of trash.

    I think the impression that she is leaving solely because of Danielle is not altogether true. Dina wanted “stardom” initially but there were other factors that intervened. It may be that it was emanating right from her own backyard.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      I agree. The show’s direction and tone is absurd so gutter. Dina’s husband never wanted any part of it, Lexi can’t film. I can’t imagine why she would want to continue on with it. I think the husband’s being against it would create an issue.

    • fredthecattravels says:

      My personal opinion is that Caroline is leaving the show.

      She has the least need for it of all the housewives.

      After all this is Dina’s second reality show.

    • Anitabee says:

      Sorry but I disagree. I do like Dina.

      I don’t think Dina wants to be a reality TV star. Bravo went to them and asked them to sign on. If Dina wanted to be on TV then she would stay on the show.

      I think Dina leaving does have something to do with Danielle. I think she is smart to do so. Look at how CRAZEE it got between Kelly and Bethenny this season. I think Dina knows exactly what Danielle is capable of doing and has no need for it in her life.

      Just look at what Danielle did today to her OWN daughters by releasing a PORN dvd. If she is capable of doing that to Christine and Jillian what do you think she’d do to someone else’s child — especially someone she thinks has a vendetta against her.

    • Mbdea says:

      Sorry if someone already posted but I had no clue about Dina, her OTT wedding and her jerk-ass husband. So here’s a link to her first reality show appearance to catch everyone up:


  4. kokuanani says:

    Wow, I’ve NEVER come to the blog when there were only two other comments. Perhaps that’s because it’s 5:49 in the morning here.

    I’m excited about tonight’s show, and will repeat my suggestion that I’ve posted back in the jungle of comments at prior blogs:

    BRAVO – kill RHONYC. Put a stake through it. Instead, make “Bethenny Getting Married” your “brand” show for NYC, but change it to something like “Having It All?” and move Bethenney’s real friends to the show: Alex, Ramona, and Sonja. This would be an effective and efficient way of getting rid of those trolls we have no interest in seeing: Jill, Kelly & LuAnn.

    And the story of Bethenny trying to “have it all” — husband, baby, job and “fabulous circle of friends” would be much more interesting than watching that obscene fool Jill bray and criticize and every turn.

    • Squirrels says:

      Jill braying??

      So many visuals, where do I begin?

      Pinnochio – this is what happens to a bad behaving child.

  5. kokuanani says:

    BTW, if anyone here can give me a short course on avatars, or point me to a place that tells me how to get a photo for mine, I’d appreciate it. I actually AM registered with WordPress, and I tried up-loading a picture, but nothing happened. Do I have to “create a blog”?

    You would SO like to see a picture of one of my four fabulous dogs. It’s a shame I haven’t realized how to include it.

    • shantigal says:

      If you uploaded a pic on your profile, it may take up to 24hrs. for it to appear. That’s what happened to me when I first registered. Can’t wait to see your cute pup.

  6. delighted says:

    New to this site..totally agree with the stake in RHONYC..”Having it All” would be fabulous!

  7. Amber...Real Housewife says:

    Great recap. Let’s hope the other Manzo’s copy Dina and leave the show too.

  8. desertgal66 says:

    Oh, thank heaven. No offense to Dina, but I’m glad we never have to see those creepy cats again.

    • kats2 says:


      The NJ show is the one that needs to go. Ashley brings a whole new gutter level to this franchise and I don’t see it ending well for any of them.

  9. shantigal says:

    @Boston – you may not see my reply on the last blog. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and I’m sure your mother is beaming with pride. I’m glad that I cyber-know you.

    • anniieee says:

      @Boston… Me too…and as I type this…. You should be throwing your cap in the air!!! Congratulations!

  10. kats2 says:

    Avatar – I’m still trying to figure it out, sorry I can’t help.

    Good morning! Wow you guys move fast in the morning, I was just catching up on the other blog and here’s a new one, I need more coffee. . . .

  11. ramonacoaster says:

    C’mon people lets get twitter followers for Alex, Sonja, Ramona and Simon – at least more than Jill. It’ll drive Jill crazy.
    As of 12noon today, the twitter stats are:
    Ramonasinger: 38,846
    sonjatmorgan: 17,157
    mccordalex 36,420
    simonvankempen: 15,487

    Jillzarin: 74,450 ( I wonder how many of those followers are fake twitter accounts with names like J. Samples or Susan Saunders)

    • Squirrels says:

      I was a follower, but she and Kelly blocked me. I never said a word to her.

      C’est la vie.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I was blocked from Jill’s facebook and I only wrote nice things to Alex. I think I was punished for being kind to the enemy.

    • butterisafruit says:

      Thanks for posting this. I often forget about Tweets. I just blasted Kelly for saying it’s BFF Day. It’s Flag day for lollipops sake!!

      Mary Purls

    • floridagirl88 says:


  12. kats2 says:


    The above article is new, not very favorable to Bethenny and of course I think Jill is behind it.

    • Annie1033 says:

      Actually that blogger completely and totally hates Jill. She’s actually pretty great when she writes about Jill! So I don’t think that’s it.
      I think she’s just one of those people who really hates Jill but has bought into the idea that Bethenny is a “fame whore”.
      That’s another thing I don’t get. Bethenny had a brand and legitimate businesses that she was trying to get off the ground. Jill just wanted to be famous to satisfy her long-lingering insecurities. Very different animal.

      • kats2 says:

        Thanks for clearing that up for me Annie.

        • Annie1033 says:

          Oh no sweat! 🙂
          Yeah, she hates Jill….but aside from that, might be a little “off” in the Bethenny department. ;>

      • sbh says:

        I don’t think she is a fame-whore, but if she is, well then so is Martha Stewart, Oprah, the President, Donald Trump, and every musical group known to man. The fame gets you ‘the name’ and the name gets you the brand and the brand gets you the money. You want to be successful, you need to promote and put yourself out there. At least she is living what she preaches, unlike others we know. Cough*Jill*Cough.

    • CdnFillie says:

      I had a problem with her blog, and if that’s the way she writes then I haven’t missed anything. She wrote this blog from a place of total envy for what B has achieved.
      She didn’t like what she saw as B constantly bitching about her pregnancy and how hideous she looked…what woman hasn’t done that while pregnant..except for Ilana obviously. She did say how many years it took for her to get pregnant so I sense a little envy there.
      SHe even dumped on her for planning the housewarming party with her assistant and not Jason, like she’s some sort of control freak. I don’t know bout American men but here in Canada, most hubbies only want to attend parties not plan them. Jason is no pushover in my opinion, if he wanted to plan it he would have. On that note, had he planned it he may have tried a little harder to make it home on time for the party.
      ANd who wouldn’t make fun of that kid showing up the way he did for the interview. I mean, he knew he was being interviewed by a celebrity and there would be cameras. I wouldn’t have though it was up to me to “refine” him as Ilana posted as “he transioned from college student to full time grown up in the real world”. This is the real world and WTH do they teach college kids nowadays.
      I didn’t like how she was with her guests at the party, but I get that she may lack some social skills when it comes to entertaining family and friends. She seems to deal a whole lot better with strangers and potential customers, but I believe that comes from her background. Hopefully Jason will guide her to a better place. I know many people who are like that and use their wit and sarcasm to relieve an uncomfortable situation.

      WOW, I have more to say on this but I have to get back to work..lunch break is over. Hope you guys don’t mind but this is the longest comment I’ve left here..luv B and Jason & DABOOBOO..total dislike JZ

      • sbh says:

        Isn’t having someone around to help her plan things the reason she has an assistant? It’s funny, Illana took it that she kicked Jason out of the planning, meanwhile, at the time, I thought that he kind of dumped it on her, which is why she was so upset.

      • sbh says:

        I love DABOOBOO too!

    • HD says:

      I knew that would be a matter of time. I wouldn’t have done the show newly engaged and pregnant and moving in together. It is just too much and Bethanny is not going to come off in a good light. Sorry. I don’t have a good feeling about this for her. Go ahead…bring on the heat…I can take it.

      • emt2 says:

        I have to say that I kinda argee with some of things the blogger said. I like Bethenny a lot but am unsure if I will like her at the end of her show. An hour is a long time for me to watch her. Instead of thinking of sharp, cute and witty she is, I feel like she is really egotistical, annoying and selfish. I know she’s pregnant and everything but I was pretty bored by the end.

        I’ll give it a try and watch a few more episodes because I do like her so much on RHONYC. What I liked so much on RHONYC is that she used it as a platform to build her business. Now, her new show is completely about her personal life and I just worry about the ability of her new marriage to sustain itself. Remember Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey? I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

        I hope that as the season progresses and we see it, not as a refreshing break from the drama of the RHYONYC, but as it’s own entity, that it becomes more entertaining. I want it to do well! Right now, I’m still on the fence about how much I like her on her show.

        • bravofanfromday1 says:

          I did too. All the press talked about how “cute” and “light” the show was and it was, however it was only half cute and light. I also found about half the show really stressful. Not the fun kind of stress either.

          All in all it was a good show and did keep me entertained for the full hour, but now I know it’s not the total fluff show I thought it was going to be.

          It’s more RHONYC dialed down to “light to mid drama – zero backstabbing”, LOL.

  13. jess says:

    Lynn, u are nothing short of sad and pathedic. I can’t believe the crap u write!! Get a huge life and grow up. Jill never did anything to u!! What u are doing IS a federal crime! Bush passed that law!
    Jill is the kindest sweetest woman I have ever met! I’ve met her family and they are the classiest people. Grow up and knock ur shit off! Your so vile!

    • Eve says:

      Jess. You shouldn’t read this blog if it is so upsetting to you. Please….what law are you referring to? I’d be curious as to what you are talking about.

    • DLA says:

      Jess, please have a gummy bear and calm down.

    • vdaze says:


      We are all entitled to our own opinion. You will find that most people here don’t agree with you, so perhaps you would enjoy reading and commenting over at Jill Zarin’s webpage where her content is better suited (read: manipulated) for people like you.

      Like Eve, I would also like to know the law passed under Bush that you are referring to – care to share?

      The first amendment is a beautiful thing.

      Have a nice day 🙂

      • Eve says:

        Additionally, falsely accusing someone of committing a crime has legal consequences in and of itself as well especially if said accusation is made with malice.

        • vdaze says:

          Just by responding to Jess we’ve possibly just “harassed and threatened her”…Zarin’s Law 🙂

      • desertgal66 says:

        [i[vdaze says:
        Like Eve, I would also like to know the law passed under Bush that you are referring to – care to share?[/i]

        I think this particular whackjob is suggesting that Lynn violated the internet privacy act by posting the business address for Zarin Fabrics.

        Sorry, Jess, but that address appears on the Zarin Fabrics website, so it is publicly accessible, and not protected information.

        Now, please, go back to school and learn the difference between “your” and “you’re”.

        • bravofanfromday1 says:

          Don’t forget ur.

          Really, how can ur be substitued for your or you’re? It’s pronounced more like “Ewu-RRRRR” instead of the “yore” sound that your and you’re have.

          I can’t stand 2 or U or UR…..drives me nuts.

          I’m not even a spelling or grammar stickler.

          • SusanS88 says:

            LOL Bravofanfromday1, lots of this shorthand comes from texting. It’s a sub for “you are” but the U and R should be separated, technically 🙂

            I’m not surprised that Jess has not responded with the scary Bush law – pathedic (sic), right?

    • CRH216 says:

      Nice to see that Kelly, oops I mean Jess has the same grammar and spelling skills as Kelly.

      It’s Pathetic not Pathedic!

      it’s you not u

      The use of punctuation would be nice!

      It’s your not ur.

      It’s you’re not your.

      Next time ask Kelly if you can borrow the other half of the brain you share and get a clue and a dictionary!

    • otaypanky says:

      Jill is one of the “Classiest People You Know?”

      What kind of people do you know!?! Frightening!

    • Char212 says:

      When Jill stops dishing out shit we’ll stop dishing it back. Plain and simple!!!

    • celeste says:

      “What u are doing IS a federal crime! Bush passed that law!”

      Jess/Jill/J. Samples, what the hell have you been smoking? Give us one credible link to any legal document to back up this statement or shut your squawkhole.

    • kats2 says:

      Jess – You’re barking up the wrong tree. Your buddy Jill said after the first or second episode aired “I’m going to take a hit this season”. She knew she fucked up. Unfortunately Jill has very bad PR combined with her bad judgment and elitist attitude that took a bad situation (that could have been resolved) and made it even worst. It was JILL (no one else) who kept up with the Bethenny is Evil mantra for most of the season on and off camera. The Majority of fans, writers, bloggers, etc. just didn’t see it that way and smart people were not buying the spin Jill was desperately trying to sell. Lynn and MANY others are just reporting/commenting on it.

    • CdnFillie says:

      Flying monkey alert

    • I don't have my notes says:

      Pathetic not pathedic. Commas between lists and you’re so vile, not your so vile. Hope this helps.

    • Gypsy says:

      If Jill and her family are the classiest people you know then you need to get out more and meet new people.

    • desertgal66 says:

      Well, I see someone took their Adderall this morning…

    • emt2 says:

      Why are you here? If you don’t like the blog, then go elsewhere. Lynn has every right to create a forum where fans discuss the show. This wouldn’t be necessary, had Bravo not have controlled their message boards and the Televison Without Pity website, deleting negative comments.

      By the way, we talk about all the cast members here, not just Jill.

      If you don’t like it, go elsewhere. And calling Lynn vile is so stupid. You think that Lynn or any one of us cares what you think? We don’t.

      And you obviously haven’t met Jill because she is not classy. Not by a a longshot.

      Be gone, troll. Be gone!

      • kathy says:

        I really like this blog. I don’t hate Jill Zarin. I don’t care enough about her to hate her. I don’t like her though. Her true personality came through this season and it hasn’t been pretty to watch. This blog is a great venting place for people who watch RHONy and want to talk about it. If people don’t like it, they shouldn’t read it!

    • fredthecattravels says:

      Uh, go back to your high school government class.

      The President cannot pass a law. Only when they House and Senate PASS a law can the President of the United States sign it into law.

      That whole checks and balances thing?

      • sbh says:

        Well yeah, but with Bush and Chenny–checks and balances? ehh, not so much. constitutional? not likely.

        • sbh says:

          sorry on my spelling of Chaney. I always refer to the duo as “the idiot and that evil devil”, so I forgot how to spell his name for a bit.

    • Shannon says:

      Next thing you know Jill is going to be running around screaming Citizen’s Arrest, Citizen’s Arrest! All the crimes her and her PR people are claiming have been committed against her, is nothing compared to the crime of us having to hear her voice. Come on Bravo kick her to the curb where she belongs.

    • floridagirl88 says:


    • sbh says:

      Aww Jess,
      Honey, of course Jill was nice to you! To your face, though. What she said about you behind your back is anyone’s guess (except for the classy people she said it to). I am glad that you have given her the benefit of the doubt–that she didn’t say anything nasty about you after you said your goodbyes–but I must warn you, history (which we know about due to a specific reality show) has shown that refraining from judgemental, backstabbing, catty comments isn’t really her style.

  14. WindyCityWondering says:

    Good Morning Lynn!
    Irony: Season 3 wit 3 part reunion special?
    Never been a Jill fan and never will as she is not likeable, honest, interesting or fun to watch! That said – we were in the calm before the storm this weekend – tonight will be interesting because Andy will hopefully get around to Kelly and LuAnn. Jill’s couch is uncomfortable to watch – the snickering, comments under their breathe, sending lazer eyes at each other, Jill throwing LuAnn under the bus regarding Alex’s kids, Kelly engaging and disengaging her brain and mouth – all of them sitting as far apart as possible. And having every question to every housewife come back to Jill in some way (knowing she will storm/clomp/sob her way off when she can’t lie any longer).
    I long for Alex to produce hard copy proof (email to Simon) and have this really be about the whole just because you say it doesn’t make it true in Jill’s face. I am attributing her calm and knowing smile that this just might happen!
    I can’t wait for Sonja to come on! Love how she can so tactfully (shuts down LuAnn the Manner Queen) and keep the focus tight and true.

  15. Annie1033 says:

    Wow, I totally don’t get all of the anti-Dina sentiment going on here. I feel like this season I’ve finally really “gotten” her and find her to be the ONLY one on this show with any redeemable qualities whatsoever!
    Well, maybe Caroline too to a certain extent, but mainly just Dina. She has a quirky sense of humor, she’s generous and she’s actually very sweet. And obviously she’s the only one on this show with an IQ above double digits.
    I feel like Danielle getting quite a free ride though. Ashley is an idiot of the first order to be sure and NO, I certainly didn’t behave that way when I was 18 yrs. old. But I also didn’t have Facebook and a reality show to be featured on, costarring with a 40-something year old woman who had it out for my family, when I was 18.
    Danielle should know better. I’m not saying Ashley shouldn’t as well, but Danielle should literally KNOW BETTER.
    And to deliberately put out a sex tape when you are responsible for crippling the already awkward social lives of your teenage daughter and even younger sister? That is beyond reprehensible. To ruin an event in honor of a baby with cancer for the benefit of the movie that your starring in in your own delusional, melodramatic brain? Beyond disgusting.
    And let’s play devil’s advocate for a moment and just pretend, trying to keep a straight face, that Danielle DIDN’T make that sex tape to be released. At this point, she had already been fighting douchebag Steve over not releasing their little feature film….why would you then film yourself having sex with someone AFTER that, in your own home…the home your daughters live in and probably with someone you don’t know all that well or for all that long….? How does that happen? How does that thought enter your mind and go unchecked and even pass as a good idea?! I don’t get it.
    I just think there’s a lot of ire wasted on Dina, who at least spends her free time on a good cause, when if anything, it could go to any number of the other vile people on this show.
    I may be unpopular for voicing all of that…I hope that’s not the case, but I just kind of had to get that out…sorry guys.

    • Annie1033 says:

      I did a “your” instead of a “you’re”….ug….not enough coffee yet, ya’ll. 😉

    • kats2 says:

      For what it’s worth, I don’t like any of them. They are all disgusting and feed off of each other. Some worst then others but shit is shit.

      • Annie1033 says:

        Right! Yeah, Dina was the one little thread by which I was still hanging on….don’t know if I want to watch it anymore. It’s all just so gross.

      • emt2 says:

        Amen sister! Danielle just looks crazier in comparison to the other women but the rest of them are pretty vile. I don’t even watch the show anymore. Between Danielle, Teresa, Dina and Ashley, I want to vomit. They are all trash! And Dina’s fake “spiritual” bracelets will not cleanse her soul. She is just as bad Danielle but she is prettier and is lucky to have a large family that cares about her. Caroline strongarmed Dina’s husband into marrying her. He doesn’t even like her or spend time with her. She is definitely a gold-digger.

    • Snarkapalooza says:

      Good post, and I must say agree with you, Annie. I’ve grown to sorta like Dina and frankly, am glad to see her leaving the show. The whole NJ franchise is a hot, unwatchable mess.

    • BamaBelle says:


      I can understand your point of view, and I do agree with you about Danielle. But, just my opinion, I don’t really see that Dina was ever sincere about forgiving Danielle. I just don’t like her, even though I haven’t seen that much of NJ this season. Last year, they bullied Danielle… whether they were right about her or not… they still seemed like a bunch of bullies! That made me root for Danielle, even though she WAS NOT innocent.

      This year, all the things I’ve heard about Danielle and the sex tape… GROSS! I don’t like any of them and the show is becoming TRASHY! I don’t want to see a smart-mouthed 18 year go at it with a grown women, and YES, Danielle should know better. I don’t care to see that son of Carolines buy a “Strip Car Wash” or go into “Strip Joints”. Can you imagine what Caroline, her family and Teresa would say if Danielle wanted to buy/own/run a “Strip Car Wash”?

      I don’t care to see them all talking about how bad they HATE Danielle in EVERY episode. I definately don’t care to see Teresa’s kids destroy a shop, smart-mouth their mom and dad, and Teresa spending money she doesn’t have… plus, I think Teresa is just plain OBNOXIOUS! Don’t care for the “Ham Game”… I don’t think the show’s worth watching. I’ve seen bits and pieces, some from the Bravo website… I haven’t been able to sit through a whole episode yet.

      It seems Dina is trying to be a better person, I don’t know… I don’t really like her.

  16. ilovelynn says:

    I was doing paperwork and I had the “view” on and the ladies showed the clip of bethenny talking about the omarosa/elizabeth comparison and then they said omarosa said bethenny had a tummy tuck after the baby and married a gay man. we already heard all of this but then they started snarking a little (that fat bitch stupid “the world is flat” sherrie, actually she gives a bad name to overweight ladies, I am one of them!) about how quick she did lose the weight AND JUST THEN THE PHONE RANG AND IT WAS BUSINESS AND I HAD TO ANSWER IT AND AAAARRRGGGGHHH! missed the rest of it. did anyone see it? maybe I can pull it up on the abc web site.

    • Squirrels says:

      If it’s the show Betty White is on, I”m 8 mins to airtime on the west coast. I’ll let you know what they say Patsy. Simply can’t allow you to suffer the suspense !!


    • Squirrels says:

      Ok. Eliz states that B was pretty thin throughout her pregnancy, alluding to Eliz not being all that concerned.

      Joy pipes up with, didn’t these two get their 15 mins? (Omarosa and Bethenny)

      Shari then gets into the meat of it by saying Omarosa has her own show via The Donald, called “The Ultimate Merger”, has a book published and therefore they are both using reality tv, and “there’s nothing wrong with it”.

      Eliz continues on, explaining how so many people do reality programs for personal reasons, not for seeking fame, ex: Biggest Loser. She droned on a bit, so I took a quick power nap.

      Whoopi asks the most controversial question. “Is reality tv actually ruining civilization and turning everyone into pushy … hiney … buttholes?”

      The convo then turns ala Shari, into a discussion of how young women watch these shows and become aggressive. Frankly, I can see that Bad Girls Club would influence stupid girls (which I think they should retitle the show), but the HW franchise, without using names get’s whacked for being mean spirited and burning down 1865 Georgia.

      Joy then trashes Biggest Loser because it’s unhealthy to lose extreme amounts of weight that quickly. Could be, but somehow I doubt she’d know.

      I’ll repost this below in case folk don’t scroll up to read it.

      • bravofanfromday1 says:

        Before I had a baby I always assumed getting pregnant would leave you with loads of weight to shed (and I do not shed pounds easily!!). However after I gave birth I was lighter then I was when I became pregnant. I ate HEALTHY while I was pregnant, and the little weight I did gain was mostly baby weight.

        If your doctor isn’t concerned about Bethanny’s weight then I don’t think The View ladies need to be either! She probably didn’t put on useless pounds while pregnant b/c she ate healthy! I mean she is a healthy living chef.

  17. CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

    Judy on the previous blog mentioned Jill on Lisa Wexler’s show on Friday afternoon. A couple of tidbits:

    Jason was Jill’s personal trainer – she worked out with him about 5 times, Ally once… “he may not like me, but he took my money…”

    She sent Bethenny a “fabulous, too fabulous baby gift” after the reumion (because she didn’t want to be accused of trying to buy her friendship) – and then she was really surprised and hurt that she didn’t get an invitation to her baby shower!


    • shantigal says:

      A personal trainer doesn’t have to like their clients and become personal friends with them. She hired him and he did his job. Of course he took her money. She’s as much of an idiot as her pet Kelly.

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      OH, she also said that the blog on Death by a 1,000 Papercuts was right on the money about the way things went in terms of Bravo editing her and making Bethenny the look better to boost her new show ….. and that the reunion was edited so she looked bad – like they didn’t put in the parts about all the nice things she did, like giving the fabric to Alex, blah blah blah…..

      • ramonacoaster says:

        I don’t think that Jill is that self aware to follow the conclusion that most of us came to that maybe Bravo wants to get rid of Jill Zarin for her “gimme this, gimme that, and kiss my royal ass” nature and that is why she got a bad edit. She gave them the material to do it. “Jill could you hold this grenade and take the pin out too?”

        • kokuanani says:

          “Jill could you hold this grenade and take the pin out too?”


          Maybe that’s what happened to Jill’s hair at the reunion!!

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Jill’s PR “people” should give her a clue: when you’re in a hole, stop digging.

      • I don’t know why Jill won’t stop mentioning the donation of fabric. I don’t know about you guys, but if I would have seen that scene I wouldn’t have though “Omg she is so nice”. I would have thought “Free advertising for Zarin Fabrics + a tax write off. Whatever.”
        And then I still would have thought she was a bitch for the way she talked about and behaved at the fashion show.
        This bitch really needs to buy a clue.
        Is she really so deluded that she thinks this was something that would change anyone’s view of her?
        And the fact that this is the ONLY thing she refers to when talking about scenes that would have made her look good, it makes me think that this is the one and only “nice” thing she did all season.
        Jill – Donating fabric isn’t nice. Going to the show, saying only good things, complimenting everyone and being supportive and proud is nice.
        Fucking moron.

        • causticbroad says:

          I agree. It was a Brooklyn community event to showcase unknown and up and coming designers, not a profit venture for Alex who probably spent many hours helping put it together. I am sure there was a lot of items donated to the shows, but for some reason Jill expects to get recognition for EVERYTHING. Bethenny is so right when she says Jill counts everything!! she is really a C-U-Next-Tuesday!

    • Snarkapalooza says:

      Whoa! Seeing her kvetching about her bad toe in that yoga class last season, I’m shocked to hear Jill actually works out. Her arms don’t looked particularly toned. Perhaps she considers lifting her I-phone from her purse as aerobic exercise.

      • fredthecattravels says:

        As someone who has professional designations in the fitness world, I can tell you for a fact Jill does not work out.

        You can really tell when she got up and walked out of the reuinion by her ass.

        It is very saggy.

        Minimally, if she even walked a half mile a day she would not have that problem.

        Jill has invested a lot of money in spanx and plastic surgery.

        • Quincy IL says:

          I thought that too. I have been going to a certified personal trainer since last Dec. 15 and my arms look better than Jill’s. I am 10 years her senior too.

          I think Jill eats poorly and avoids exercise. It worked in her early years, but now at menopause, she’s going to have trouble. We may be seeing a much larger Jill Zarin in the next season. No speedo for JIll.

        • Snarkapalooza says:

          Thank you for confirming my suspicion that Jill’s mouth is the only part of her getting a workout.

          Incidentally, the last time I was in NYC I lost 10 lbs. in 2 weeks from all the walking. Of course, I am one of the unwashed masses who aren’t afraid to hoof it or take a subway, either.

      • causticbroad says:

        There is no way that broad is a size one. Who is she kidding!!!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Does this mean we have to like/be friends with everyone we pay for their services rendered? OMG, there are so many people out there I am friends with and didn’t know it!!!!!

      • Yeah and even though Jason didn’t like her, I’m sure he made an effort for B’s sake bc that was her friend.
        I’m starting to think Jill is spending too much time in KellyLand.
        What did Jill expect him to do, tell her to fuck off when she said she wanted to work out? Does she really not understand why her friends boyfriend would be nice to her even if he didn’t like her?

    • B.A. says:

      Let’s face it, the “too fabulous gift” was a bribe. One that she would surely hold over Bethenny’s AND baby Bryn’s head for the rest of eternity if accepted.

      Regarding Jason, like Shantigal said, it’s business– liking her had nothing to do with the interaction.


  18. lillybee says:

    This season Dina decided not to allow any filming at her Ladybugs events because last year Bravo only showed a fight. Since her husband, her child and Ladybug events are not on film this year, she is left with very little to do. I don’t blame her from leaving this trash of a show.

    • Annie1033 says:

      Same here…and the whole plot of the show is centered around having to endure Danielle to some extent or another, and I think Dina is the only one smart enough to realize “Hey, totally not worth it!” and good for her!

  19. MadameBoudin says:

    I’ve always got the impression that LuAnn can’t stand Kelly. She is always giving her digs, you’re such a child, etc.. She was also quick not to side with Kelly over the scary island episode. I think she tolerates her because she is a part of Team Jill.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      Maybe that will teach LuAnn a thing or two. She is now left with Jill and Kelly as her friends, both imploding on screen and off. She lost her husband. Her song is a joke.

      Wonder if a little humble pie will be enough for her to have some self-awareness. Nah, I doubt it.

    • Snarkapalooza says:

      “I’ve always got the impression that LuAnn can’t stand Kelly. She is always giving her digs, you’re such a child, etc.. She was also quick not to side with Kelly over the scary island episode. I think she tolerates her because she is a part of Team Jill.”

      Which is why I still hold out hope that LuAnn will eventually turn away from the Dark Side.

      • kats2 says:

        Yes I agree that Lulu has never really liked Kelly but she also never really liked Alex. Lulu does not have many choices left.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It looks mutual to me – LuAnn thinks Kelly is a kid she can dismiss and Kelly looks at LuAnn like an adult she doesn’t like.

  20. ilovelynn says:

    ok, so many blogs, so little time! just went back to the last blog and saw the comments about “the view” please tell me more!


    also, who is “jess”? fuck her/him and the horse she/he rode in on! again with the trolls? will they never give up?

  21. ilovelynn says:

    btw, that video of luann and the “academy of class” was hysterical! Jill is probably furious that she didn’t think of something like that to poke fun at herself and win back her fans. NOT.

  22. Squirrels says:

    I’d like to rehash something that’s bugged me for awhile.

    At Lumans cocktail party where both she and Bawby engage Alex, Alex asks Jill if she would like to talk. Jill rebuffs her with, “there’s really nothing to say”. Alex then asks, “You don’t want to talk at all?” Jill shakes her head no and Alex responds, “Alright” then.

    Next we get to the talking head moment and the reason Alex wanted to talk to Jill.

    Alex – “My relationship with Jill has been a series of explosions and reconciliations. Every time I’ve wanted to say ‘I’m sorry’ over the last three years, she shut me down and it happened again. We’re not going to recover from this, I think and I’m ok with that.”

    It appears Alex, one more time, was going to apologize to Jill. Perhaps for the way the message came out, perhaps for upsetting her. This one rebuff from Jill started the whole tar ball rolling onto the beach head. Jill is as popular as BP… although in her case it stands for Bitch Personified.

    Then on to Jill as she leaves the building. “Alex? She’s done.”

    Yes Jill, she is done with you. Her choice, not yours. However I don’t think that’s what you meant. From that point on, you did everything you could to destroy her with your back ally tactics. Smacks of a worn out battle plan.

    Go Alex !!!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill doesn’t remember this even with video!

    • floridagirl88 says:

      Sounds like Jill is DONE with everybody and everything. Until the moment she changes her mind. Or can’t remember.

  23. jillpinchesloaves says:

    Will posters please try to remember to click on the ‘vote’ stars for Lynn’s blog each day so that when the trolls come around they will see for themselves that Lynn’s site has a loyal following and this also improves the ‘page rank’…it only takes a second to click on the stars. Be sure to move your mouse over the stars fully so that you’re selecting 5 stars = Excellent. Be sure your mouse rolls over till all 5 stars go from yellow to orange-gold. It only takes a second to vote and it won’t rick-roll you to another site or bring up a screen or anything annoying. It couldn’t be easier or faster. And it’s a nice, simple way to support the site and keep it tops in relevancy for when people search for Jill Zarin related information.

    As many of us have found this site to be a tremendous source for friendship and entertainment, taking the time to vote each day, is a nice way to thank our hostess for providing us a wonderful forum.

    • BamaBelle says:

      Good idea, Jillpinchesloaves… LOL, what does your name mean? I’m new to this site. I found it out of my frustration with the Bravo website NOT letting me comment on the blogs.

      • jillpinchesloaves says:

        Hi BB!

        My ‘name’ is in reference to Jill pinching off a fat one! Jill pinching off a fat steaming loaf. Taking a huge, big ol’ nasty dump.
        That’s what the Jillpinchesloaves stands for. LOL!

        Because to me, she’s a toxic waste dump; total poop to the 3rd degree. Poopity-poop-poop.

        Glad you found a home here, BB. It’s a lively, lovely group.

        • B.A. says:

          LOL! I just had the best laugh out loud to your name meaning and “Poopity Poop Poop” reference! Felt like I just took a big steaming dump and released a load of Jill toxicity from my system after reading that. Thanks!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      aw..thanks, thats sweet! BTW, love the name!! You are all so creative with the names in here! 🙂

    • DLA says:

      Great suggestion. Took me a few minutes to locate the stars. If it helps anyone else they are at the very end of Lynns remarks.

      I have seen them more than once, just did not understand how to use them to vote.

    • twoile says:

      Thank you for the “heads up” as I was totally unaware of the protocal of blogging& am glad to have a way to register my appreciation.

  24. BamaBelle says:

    Good Afternoon Everybody,

    I’m watching the re-runs now (RHONYC). It’s the episode where Kelly flips out.

    I can’t wait for part 2 of the reunion today, and I wish Alex, Sonja, Bethenny or Ramona tell us THE TRUTH as to why Kelly did flip out!… They KNOW! Does anybody think Bravo has prevented them from telling? Do they have to sign something saying they an’t talk about certain things or things that didn’t air? I’m so confused about the whole thing… the only explanation we got was “Kelly had a nervous breakdown”… which Kelly denies!

    As for that New Jersey bunch… I couldn’t care less who’s leaving. I can’t get into the show after last year “The I Hate Danielle Show”… probably with good reason, but still. It made them all look like a bunch of bullies. Teresa really BUGS me… YUCK!

    This year… more of the same… BORING!

    Back to the reunion tonight (Monday) LOL… I saw on Andy’s show how Bethenny takes up for Jill after she is bombarded by viewer questions about her bad behavior. That shows what a better person Bethenny is than Jill… if it were the reverse, Jill would be enjoying the “dismantling” of Bethenny. I’m sure y’all saw that clip where Bethenny says something like “Lets just take her out and murder her”, and saying Jill’s taken enough hits. I hope we don’t see too much sympathy for Jill because she doesn’t deserve it!

    Ramona~ I saw the clip of her letting Jill have it for showing up on the island. I hope Ramona doesn’t back down and say “I’ll always be friends with Jill”… I like Ramona, but I’m tired of her letting Jill off the hook for her behavior.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Ramona will always extend the olive branch of friendship but I don’t think she will let Jill slide on what she says and does anymore.

  25. kats2 says:

    Ramona and Jill I think have an unwritten or spoken rule on the show, they both know they keep each other relevant and for people who want to see the ugly knock down dirty fights and happy endings they deliver every season. I don’t think they are “real” friends at all, but they are “show” friends and the arrangement they have in place helps to secure their spot on the show and keep pushing their wares to the audience.

    • AndHowisWatchingSportsNotaWasteofTime? says:

      ITA kats2. That’s the only way I can make sense of the fight at the Kodak event. Jill just missed her opportunity to give examples of the new things that Kodak is doing. I believe that Bethenny had promised Ramona that she would deliver her “We’re done” message herself to help make sure the skincare launch made the show but it looked like she needed to stay off her feet at that point in the pregnancy. That’s when she and Alex came up with the “deliver the message” plan on the phone. Unfortunately Bethenny’s wine delivery threw her off a bit.

      • Squirrels says:

        hahaha… love your handle.

        • AndHowisWatchingSportsNotaWasteofTime? says:

          Thanks. But I must warn you, if you should use that as a comeback, sports fans will try mightily to make a case. I recommend you employ the Jill fake smile/sneer as your wordless response. (And one last tip…if the criticism is “Reality TV is fake,” be ready with examples of sports heroes who used steroids.)

    • kathy says:

      I think Ramona is the much better person. I don’t she is malicious. Jill on the other hand is VERY malicious. I love the new friendship between Alex, Ramona and Bethenny. It seems genuine to me. LuAnn seems to have realized she backed the wrong horse. With her new boyfriend, she won’t need Jill as much. That should be interesting!

  26. Squirrels says:

    Repost for those who are curious ….

    Ok. Eliz states that B was pretty thin throughout her pregnancy, alluding to Eliz not being all that concerned.

    Joy pipes up with, didn’t these two get their 15 mins? (Omarosa and Bethenny)

    Shari then gets into the meat of it by saying Omarosa has her own show via The Donald, called “The Ultimate Merger”, has a book published and therefore they are both using reality tv, and “there’s nothing wrong with it”.

    Eliz continues on, explaining how so many people do reality programs for personal reasons, not for seeking fame, ex: Biggest Loser. She droned on a bit, so I took a quick power nap.

    Whoopi asks the most controversial question. “Is reality tv actually ruining civilization and turning everyone into pushy … hiney … buttholes?”

    The convo then turns ala Shari, into a discussion of how young women watch these shows and become aggressive. Frankly, I can see that Bad Girls Club would influence stupid girls (which I think they should retitle the show), but the HW franchise, without using names get’s whacked for being mean spirited and burning down 1865 Georgia.

    Joy then trashes Biggest Loser because it’s unhealthy to lose extreme amounts of weight that quickly. Could be, but somehow I doubt she’d know.

    I’ll repost this below in case folk don’t scroll up to read it.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      Well, isn’t that sanctimonious and pot calling the kettle black. I hate that show with their self-important blabbering and talking over each other. They are insignificant fame-whores themselves, so I find it hilarious that they are bashing those in that genre – of what they themselves are. Rollling my eyes so hard it’s hurting right now.

    • Synda says:

      Joy is a huge Jill Zarin fan. Gross.
      Jill still hasn’t corrected the fact that the re-union show, part 2, is tonight…NOT Tuesday. Someone corrected her and their post was deleted. She must really not want her “fans” to watch it!

      • Zipit Zarin! says:

        I can’t stand watching ANY of those sanctimonious bitches on The View but I found that segment online cuz it was Bethenny. I was flabbergasted at Shari’s sideways/half eyes closed/upturned head looking down at Bethenny …man I don’t need a body language expert to interpret THAT. I’ve always been told Shari is the nice one! pfffft ! Then there’s Joy (what an odd name for a person who is joyless and mean…no wonder she and JiZ are friends) Makes you wonder why they even had her on the show because they so obviously all couldn’t stand her before she even opened her mouth. It reminded me of when Ann Coulter was on. Both are so smart that they just let them go at it and never fell to their level.

  27. WindyCityWondering says:

    One of the Bravo blogs did say that the producers escorted Kelly off the island because her eratic behavior made filming anything impossible. The girls elected to say that Kelly left to attend to family matters (saving her face) and we know that Kelly wasn’t forced to go on the trip (Andy on WWHL). At this point, what can Kelly say or what would the other ladies say about why she left?

  28. WindyCityWondering says:

    A question I want to see asked and answered on the reunion is why the queen of manners, LuAnn, would tell anyone not to say she is there and then listen in on a private telephone conversation?

    • Squirrels says:

      True Windy. However, we are still trying to figure out how the hell the Egyptians built pyramids.

    • vgirl511 says:

      LuAnn also reprimands Alex numerous times for taking sides, yet she takes Jill’s side every time. She took Jill’s side about ‘the message’ and she took Jill’s side at Jen’s party and told Ramona that she should have told Jill about Bethenny’s father, when Ramona had just found out herself!

  29. kats2 says:

    This has been cracking me up all season but I don’t know if I can describe it or do it justice. But it really shows just how uninteresting Jill, Luann and Kelly really are.

    Please tell me if you know what I’m talking about!

    Jill trying to be funny on the show – Every time I see these scenes I pee my pants – Jill would attempt to say something she thought was clever or funny, it ALWAYS was accompanied by this head flip kind of thing. She would thrust her head forward and do this obnoxious weird laugh, while the people around her just looked puzzled. (Ungaro party and while in bed with Luann are just 2 scenes that come to mind).

    Single Girls in the City – How boring and just awkward was that conversation Luann, Kelly and Sonja had at the bar about being single and finding Mr. Right? Sonja for the limited air-time she got was at least spice up the conversation with talking about having sex but it was lost on the Kelly and Luann who are just BORING.

    • Squirrels says:

      I hear ya.

      My fav portions are whenever Jill realizes the camera in pointed in her direction, she goes into auto-smile faster than a jackrabbit on a date.

      • AndHowisWatchingSportsNotaWasteofTime? says:

        Did anyone see that look of disgust/disdain that Jill had on her face when Kelly was relating her version of Scary Island at the pizza lunch with Luann and Jen?

      • DLA says:

        I could not help but wonder…is she hot for the camera person…is that why she is always looking AT the camera…then I realized no she is just hot for the camera.

      • sbh says:

        where are you from? your metaphors are hilarious.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I really like Jill the lunatic braying at Bethenny at Ramona’s vow renewal – you are having a baby! you are having a baby! and Bethenny is looking at her like WTF are you doing???? Caption over Bethenny’s head, “I sure am and I don’t want you anywhere near him/her!”

    • klmh says:


  30. Squirrels says:

    *is… not in

  31. Trixie Landis says:

    Today I hate Jill Zarin even more. I’ve been putting comments on her facebook-nothing vile, no cursing-just telling it like I see it. Today I’m suddenly disabled from facebook. There was no warning or anything. I’ll spend all my time here instead. It’s a great site.

  32. fredthecattravels says:

    I have an unrelated question about RHOOC.

    When they start airing episodes of the Real Housewives of Bevery Hills, won’t that make the Orange County hos irrelivant?

    After all aren’t the OC women Beverly Hills wannabes?

    I mean Kelsey Grammers wife? The Maloof money woman? Paris Hilton’s aunts (who married REAL money).

    These people are really connected with Hollywood and old California money.

    My hope is that the Beverly Hills women absorb Gretchen and just cancel the rest of the obnoxious (Icki, Naked Wasted, and Stoned Out Of Her Mind). I think Jeanna already has her own show.

    • kats2 says:

      YUCK! Stick a fork in the whole OC cast (past and present). Jeanna has her own show? That is a huge joke. She’s as boring as Luann and her kids are brats. God I hope that’s not true. I’m also not a fan of Gretchen at all, now that she is with Slade it’s even worst.

      I’m on board for watching the Bev Hills HW, for me they will be as close to the real deal as possible and I can live vicariously through their fabulous lifestyle. I want to feel that HW envy again, see all the material things I don’t know about or want VS. the vile and pettiness that the other shows create.

      Watching boring Jeanna, the train wreck that Gretchen has become, the gutter that is NJ and Atlanta – No Thank You!!!

      • fredthecattravels says:

        I’m definitely all about the Beverly Hills housewife envy and living vicariously through them!

        Washington DC? Meh.

        90210! I am giddy with excitement!

      • DLA says:

        No it was a joke. Jeanna does in no way shape or form have here own show.

      • DLA says:

        Why does everyone hate the Slade?

        • Snarkapalooza says:

          DLA, the Slade hate is capable of sustaining a blog all on its own. Phony, smarmy, deadbeat dad…what’s to like?

  33. Squirrels says:

    Great Jill quote, “I’m the only idiot in a skating dress right now”.

    No Jill, you are the only idiot. Your outfit merely amplified the obvious.

    • vgirl511 says:

      Jill tried to explain away her skating outfit by saying she was being ‘self-deprecating’. Yeah, sure you were Jill.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Two outfits – black one at practice and pink one at her party! And she couldn’t afford to buy new skates that fit?????

  34. ilovelynn aka Patsy – Let’s try to get your name back.
    Go to My Account ( way up at the top gray bar Above LynnnChicago 101 Blog )
    Click Edit Profile
    Look for Display Name and change it to whatever. Or keep this one it’s all good.

  35. Zee says:

    Another fantastic blog, thanks again Lynn!! Have missed yall. Still getting caught up and looking forward to tonight:
    “Hiiiiiieeeeeyyyyeeee — Ugh, like a horn”

    • aquamarine candy-o says:

      or what about the familiar chirps of hi-eeee!! hi-eee!!! coming from spinny Kelly. ugh! LOL

  36. LosingtheRunofMyself says:

    Kelly insisted during part 1 of the reunion that she never talked about Bethenny in the press (or rather she never mentioned her name). Well, I found this as part of a March 6, 2010 article at “Hollywood Life”:

    “I have never met someone like her before in my life,” Kelly tells us!
    The women are already at each others’ throats this season on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City and only one episode has aired so far. And based on that episode, one thing is clear: Kelly Bensimon has it in for Bethenny Frankel! “To be honest with you, I have never ever met someone like her [Bethenny] before in my life,” Kelly told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at Countess LuAnn’s premiere party March 4 at Le Pomme in New York City. “She’s someone I really don’t even care to talk about.”

    Though she told us she didn’t want to discuss Bethenny, Kelly did sneak in a few more passionate comments about her fellow housewife. “Bethenny explodes!” Kelly told us. “She’s just neurotic. She’s a neurotic girl. There’s something very wrong with her. Those aren’t my issues. Those are hers.”

    I guess Kelly figures if she mostly refers to Bethenny as “she” or “her” it doesn’t count.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Written Proof ……….so refreshing! Thanks!

    • Jennifer says:

      My tak on the whole talking about B before the season starts is that Kelly knew she flipped out and tried to get her trash talking done before we saw her breakdown because she realized at that point no media outlet would take her seriously

  37. Olivia says:

    Jill is a horrible bitch and Kelly is a certified Fruit Loop but Lu Ann is the biggest phony of them all. Her double cheek kissing, her “my luvs”, her hang up with that stupid title of “Countess”, her pretense that her husband wasn’t cheating with an Ethiopian princess, her condescending attitude toward Rosie who was practically raising her kids, her repeated name dropping, conclude that there is nothing genuine about her and hasn’t been since day one.

    That one episode where she visits those inner city kids and insults that poor kid who said she wanted to grow up and be a model was cringe worthy. She comes from CT where her father was in construction and raising 6 kids. Nothing wrong with that but she “pretends” to be something she isn’t. After meeting “the Count” on a ski slope she married him after a 3 week courtship and became his 4th wife. Whoop dee doo!

    In watching some repeat episodes it is clear that she has a vaunted opinion of herself and would not have a clue about what constitutes “class”. A subtle reminder that Jackie O and Grace Kelly exemplified “class” and Lu Ann is their exact opposite in that regard.

    She is a phony and a backstabber and very unlikable.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      I agree. I pegged her right away as just fake and delusional. I would fastforward through anything with her. But this last season where she attacked B and then A on behalf of Jill was just maddening. I really won’t watch Jill or LuAnn or Kelly any longer. So glad B is off that show!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Don’t you love it that she can tell other people to put themselves in someone elses place but she can’t! And then she can’t accept a sincere apology and let the offense go!? My kids have a better handle on manners and apologies than she ever will! After Jill, she is someone I have never liked!

    • iceNfire says:

      Extramarital affairs are common in Europe but when Ramona brought Luann’s up via speakerphone Luann clearly wanted to brush it under the rug. Same was witnessed on reunion part 1.
      I don’t care who sleeps with who ( just keep your hands off my husband ) but the Luann’s denial or omission of truth makes me sick.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Wasn’t LuAnn the Count’s 4th wife? What did she expect? Don’t get me wrong, I feel bad for her, but WTF!?

    • DLA says:

      Olivia. Think you have the countless down to a tee.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      LuAnn may have been treated very differently in Europe because of the title. She would be delusional here because titles don’t mean anything here.

      • kats2 says:

        I think even the French would find Luann to be obnoxious.

      • spikeyweed says:

        Actually, her title means as much in Europe as it does in the US– nothing. It’s not real.

        Her husband’s ancestor was was given it as an honorific specifically for services he rendered to France. It was not the kind of title that gets passed on through generations. His family just ignored that and kept using it. It’s phony status is no secret in society either.

    • Squirrels says:

      The thought of linking Luman to Jackie and Grace grates like nails on a chalkboard. She wishes she had 1/1000th the amount of restrained beauty or social prowess.

    • sbh says:


  38. ilovelynn says:

    iceNfire: god love you, you just don’t lose patience with me, do you? ok, this is the situation, I have looked and looked and nowhere above lynn’s blog lettering(which is in bright blue by the way, is there a graybar that says my account. actually there in nothing above it. this is what it looks like: in blue – Ihate jill zarin bravo’s monday lineup june 14, 2010 lynnNchicago 101’s blog – windows internet explorer
    Next is the web stuff http://lynnnchicago etc……….in white: then next in light blue is the blog title again Ihate jill zarin monday line up etc. what am I not seeing? the only thing that is in a grayish taupe section is on the right are the house symbols, print, etc.
    do I have to click on something to get “my account”? my geek is coming in the next day or two, so maybe he can help me. I just love you for trying. I am too stupid to live!

  39. Capiche says:

    Someone upthread posted some info on a radio interview Jill did recently with her sister. That is so typical Jill. You can tell that she was hurt that B threw out there that Jason didn’t really like her so now she’s going around letting everyone know that he was her “personal trainer.” Like he was her servant or some such thing. It’s just her way of “putting him in his place.” And then she mentions that she sent B a gift and still didn’t get invited to appear on BGM er..the baby shower. Sigh. Same thing B accused her of! She just can’t send a gift and be done with it. She counts EVERYTHING! And this is, in essence, her problem! She can’t let anything go. She nurses these slights until they fester and become ugly. It’s reallly just sad. With all her money, infamy and supposedly fabulous circle of people she runs with, she’s still not happy. She’s miserable and lonely. Imagine next year when Ally moves a whole 30-minute Metro North ride uptown? You know what they say, idle hands….

  40. ilovelynn says:

    thanks, squirrels. also, loved the “power nap” remark!

  41. Gypsy says:

    I know the 5 sources that told her Alex tried to interfer with one of her charities. They are the voices in her head. Kelly has them, too, and that’s where she gets all her info abouth “Bethenny the evul.” Kelly has more of them and gets very confused because the one telling her life is lollipops, rainbows and glittery unicotn poop never shuts up and tries to talk over the others, though the “police matron” has a pretty loud voice.

  42. WindyCityWondering says:

    The JKL couch will be fun to watch tonight.
    Jill will not be able to keep up with her lies and she has basically exhausted all her excuses and hopefully Gloria’s words of wisdon – as so should she, as so should she!
    The only thing left for her is to run away. Be smart Jill, stay away too!

    LuAnn – tonight will be another fun exercise in your education of all us idiots in the world of manners. Jill will lose LuAnn’s support because LuAnn will have to defend herself by herself because Jill doesn’t want anything coming back to her. And Kelly won’t support her because she doesn’t like LuAnn, will likely attack LuAnn if she thinks LuAnn is saying something not nice about Jill.

    Kelly will give us so many new things to blog about when she has to answer questions. Betting her getting jiggy moment will be the question about B attacking her children in the press because no one can defend or support her on this one! She will have to follow Jill out because she has attached herself like a parasite to Jill and will have to follow her host.

    And I am really looking forward to seeing how Sonja handles herself on the couch.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      I would hope, but I don’t see LuMann distancing herself from Jill. I see her sanctimonious head nods when Jill says something and snide looks with Kelly. As unfathomable as it is, I don’t see LuMann distancing herself from them, which leaves me gobsmacked, actually.

    • Hooked On Housewives says:

      “And Kelly won’t support her because she doesn’t like LuAnn, will likely attack LuAnn if she thinks LuAnn is saying something not nice about Jill.”

      OMG. I would pay money to see that. Oh wait. I am paying money. It’s a cable TV show. LOL.

      I think Sonja is going to be a standout. She can handle herself well. Even though she said she lost a little self-esteem and got a little depressed when her marriage ended, this girl has got STYLE.

    • DLA says:

      Kelly can not even support herself.

  43. CdnFillie says:

    I think Caroline is leaving the show..not Dina. Just guessing but I have that feeling 😛

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Really? Interesting, why do you think so? curious

      • CdnFillie says:

        She really has no input in the show, she refuses to deal with Danielle and let’s face it..the whole show is going to revolve around Danielle whether we like it or not. I also think RHNJ will tank by the end of this season, she knows it and wants to exit before the end.

      • RAR says:

        I was thinking that too. She said in season one she doesn’t fit in with these girls. She then went on to say last episode that she was tired od talking about Danielle. Let’s face it – its all this show has become…. and Danielle is truly dangerous. She will cause physical harm to one of these women before she is through. Shame on Bravo for putting this psycho on tv.

        The sad part is, the scenes with Caroline and her kids are the only ones worth watching. THAT’S reality.

        I’m still blaming jillzaaarin for this… what a bitch.

    • Capiche says:

      Caroline is not leaving the show. There’s supposed to be this big breakthrough with her and one of her sons later. Andy mentioned it when she was on WWHL early last month.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I think it’s Jacqueline .

      I’m pretty sure her daughter being charged with assaulting Danielle gave D some leverage over her in terms of the show.

      Personally, I the show was poorly cast having three family members on there…before the show even started it gave them the home ice advantage.

  44. LosingtheRunofMyself says:

    Details from the US Weekly article:

    Ever since the infamous meltdown of Kelly Bensimon (pictured above on May 29th) on the Real Housewives of New York City, all of the housewives on the trip with her have all echoed the same sentiments, which is that her meltdown or “nervous breakthrough” was much worse than what was actually shown on TV.

    We also blogged a week ago that we would secretly love to see the unedited footage of Kelly from the St. John trip, well we don’t have the video footage, but we do have the next best thing – a new article from UsWeekly magazine which gives us more details on what happened with Kelly.

    1) According to UsWeekly, the real hysterics happened later that night, and wasn’t taped or televised. Sonja Morgan tells the mag, “I took Kelly’s hand and said, ‘Do you think this is normal? I tried to calm her.”

    2) The “fight” continued off camera with a screaming match between Kelly and Bethenny. There was a lot of name calling, with “bitch” being the epithet of choice, until Kelly finally fled to her room at 11:30 pm.

    3) The other housewives stuck together and rehashed the events until about 3 am.

    4) The producers on the other hand had to calm Kelly. “She was on her bed, rocking back and forth,” says a show source. “She kept saying she thought Bethenny was going to kill her. It went on for hours!”

    5) The producers, who decided Kelly wasn’t in the mind-set to film, decided to send her home. They booked her an 8 am flight home to NYC.

    6) “No one thought she was stable,” says the source. Another insider suggests her outbursts were a result of mixing Valium with alcohol, but a source close to Kelly denies the claim to UsWeekly.

    And there you have it folks. While Kelly’s behavior on the show is alarming, her behavior off the show is what continues to do her in. First she accused Bethenny of exploiting her father’s death for ratings during a night of posting nonsensical rants on her twitter page, and now she has decided to start an anti bullying campaign because her behavior on the show was a result of “systematic bullying.”

    Here’s what Kelly wrote in her blog after the airing of the last episode –

    “Stop systematic bullying! Tell a teacher, friend, or adult. Everyone deserves to be loved. Four against one is never OK.”

    It however doesn’t end there. Kelly, who appeared to be flattered by being on the cover of UsWeekly, tweeted the following a few days ago, after the issue came out –

    Kelly wrote under the pic – “Cover of us! Wow”

    Perhaps Kelly should have taken the time to read the cover and the story before tweeting. But then again, she probably did read the story and delusion-ally thought it was a flattering piece.

    Another issue with Kelly’s behavior on and off the show is her kids. Kelly has two daughters (Sea, 12, and Teddy, 9). If she really does have a mental problem, should her ex, Gilles Bensimon, be worried? Should he be stepping in? Kelly was also arrested for physically assaulting her ex-boyfriend last year.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Watching that episode – I felt physically sick to my stomach watching Kelly and I felt fear for all the ladies safety. I am just a viewer, I don’t know any of these women personally, I was thousands of miles away on my couch – but whatever happened wasn’t good. And worse is it hasn’t been honestly addressed nor has the behavior in question been corrected. Bethenny has every right to say she will not film with Kelly.

      • kats2 says:

        IMO what we watched is what happens when a major self centered jealous bitch plays with alcohol and too much sugar.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          LOL I have seen sad drunk, happy drunk, mean drunk but never psycho drunk!

          • DLA says:

            I will not be unkind to Kelly but I will say the truth as I understand it.

            On this site I have read people saying “don’t feed the trolls”.

            I thought that was unkind because really what do we who like Lynn care if people reading this site do not like her?

            It seems to me Lynn has a thick skin (which means she can take it) and she knows her “fans” love her. What the hell do we care about people who do not share our point of view.

            I understand a “troll” to be someone lurking in the background to cause unhappiness on purpose.

            Kelly thinks when her name is mentioned it means she is a star.

            She does not understand when someone is making fun of her.

            I hate the women who KNEW she was sick and did NOTHING to help her aka Jill and LuAnn the classless cunt (unless you think making fun of Kelly to her face helped) I say this once again

            Iif this was just on a tape that Jill and LuAnn had not seen and so did not understand what was going on at the time then they would have an excuse but not only they but many others knew well before hand how sick this gal is.

            Some like B and S and A and R tried to help her.

            SO DID BRAVO.

            They all understood at least a few days before air time how sick or on drugs Kelly really is.

            And this is why I hate Jill.

            At the reunion when Kelly (just being Kelly) told Alex to cross her legs. The real CUNT JZ cut Kelly down with a look that would kill.

            CUT HER DOWN. A sick helpless woman.

            All of the shit retarded Kelly pulled on the trip to what all the other women thought was one of the most beautiful places they had ever seen in their lives was because of Jill.


    • lillybee says:

      A bloger on another site has said that Kelly has a nanny who even goes with her to pick up the kids from school. I believe that Gilles probably insisted on this.

    • Well, speaking as someone who has mixed valium with alcohol – that was not the problem.
      Valium and alcohol are both depressants, mixing them would make her mellow or fall asleep. She wasn’t on valium, she needs valium.
      The ONLY drug I can think of that can cause a person to act so insane is meth.
      But personally, I don’t think it’s drugs. Even a meth addict acts normal SOMETIMES.
      She has to have a mental issue. I see no other explanation.
      As far as her kids, I don’t think they’re in danger. Their father lives in the same building and I’m sure they are raised by a nanny, not Kelly herself.

  45. iceNfire says:

    ilovelynn – click on otay’s name gray bar is Very clear on her blog.

    I’m gonna figure this out if it kills me! lol

  46. WindyCityWondering says:

    I gotta ask this – what is with the songs? Tardy for the Party and Money can’t buy you class are horrible and do dance clubs really play disco type songs anymore? Does Bravo say to each cast – who wants to sing/release a song?

    • iceNfire says:

      They all should have learned from Heidi Montag the wanna be “pop star” who, after failing at singing underwent 10 plastic surgeries in one day. The result leaving this 23 year old looking like a 40 year old porn queen.

    • kathy says:

      I think they needed something for LuAnn to do now that she’s divorced. Her kids aren’t on much either. Kim, I think the producers thought it would be good for a laugh…and it was!

  47. Katiecoo says:

    Rushing out to work now but wanted to give a shout out to see you guys tonite!!! Woohoo!

  48. jillpinchesloaves says:


    A blog which invites viewers of the hit television show featured on Bravo, “Real Housewives of New York” to blog freely in an open, lively, friendly forum about the relationships between the characters on the show; with an interest in the dark and strange manifestations of Jill Zarin’s personality clashes.

    Relevant Tags: Real Housewives of New York, Bravo TV, Jill Zarin, Bethenny, Ramona Singer, Luann, Kelly Bensimon, RHONY Reunion Show, Alex and Simon

    • jillpinchesloaves says:

      Regarding the above: I’m posting the URL for Lynn’s site and the important relevant tags so that the spiders and bots can trawl for this information and increase the page rankings, so more readers will find and utilize the site.

      • jillpinchesloaves says:

        Lynn, every single time you post, please be sure to add your URL,
        each time. This will really help to raise awareness and visibility of this blog and get you the page rankings you deserve.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Ya lost me, what do you mean? I should add the link to this blog on each post? Isn’t that overkill? LOL Sorry I’m not making fun, really am not sure what you mean???

          • jillpinchesloaves says:

            Yes, Lynn. Your URL changes each day or sometimes a few times each day as you add new pages. And each time you post, if you add the URL, it will really help to increase your visibility.

            • jillpinchesloaves says:

              Just keep it in your copy/paste so that it becomes second nature.

              • jillpinchesloaves says:

                If you used the Categories feature that would really help to increase your crawls/visibility as well.
                It’s not an instant overnight thing. It will take some time but it will be worth it.
                (Right now you don’t have any Categories assigned.) Go to Word Press forums for more info.

                Your blog is gaining popularity and so you can give it a nudge and a boost as well. These tools are all yours.

              • LynnNChicago says:

                Really? Ok 🙂 cool thanks!

        • Squirrels says:

          Delivers Jillpinchesloaves to Patsy’s house and plops her in front of the computer. Help this woman get her identity back !!


      • Quincy IL says:

        I agree that Lynn’s blog should be known by more viewers. The links and the research done by Lynn and her band of merry followers is fascinating.

        I stopped going to Bravo. My time is valuable.

  49. kats2 says:

    I think Caroline will stay it’s good press for her kids who need it and the Brownstone which is getting a ton of press this season.

    Dina has nothing on this show, her husband still being a no show is getting old. I actually think something else is going on with her.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Im thinking Dina wanted off the show before the season started and Bravo said finish with Danielle and we will let you out of your contract. Caroline is a hub for all other wives (except Danielle) to come together at.

  50. kathy says:

    I agree. I think Dina will be the one to leave. I don’t really watch RHONJ. I don’t like it. I find it dull,and when not dull, really trashy. Danielle is kind of scaryand I feel bad for her kids, esp. Christine. Her career will be over before it starts with her mother interfering all the time. I wish Bravo would come clean about St. John. It really isn’t fair for KKB to keep saying she was bullied. It is so obvious that she wasn’t! I mean production was there. At least let it be known that the other ladies tried to get along with her. Editing can’t put words in her mouth. I guess we shall see what happens!

  51. RAR says:

    Lynn – there’s a psycho RHONY stalker out there and she’s giving you free press on twitter!


    • CdnFillie says:

      ROTFL..3 guesses as to who this is. THAT GIRL IS SOME DUMB SHIT

      night night tweeps…off to my lala land of cartwheels & ppl being nice to my girl @jillzarin. show her some love.

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Apparently she “dropped by” this morning. Interestingly, she and Jess share the same spelling errors and posting style. “Pathedic”… ;o)

    • Squirrels says:

      Indeed. I also noticed the only tweets are from him/her addressed to the reality personalities. No responses. It’s like watching a delusional person walk the streets talking to him/herself.

      • Quincy IL says:

        Dina knew that the nuts are out there. I’d be afraid to set myself up for contact with the entire public if I was one of those women. There is no way in hell that a child of mine would be on one of these shows.

  52. LynnNChicago says:

    Tweets from Ashley Holmes (Jacqueline’s Daughter RHONJ)
    what did I do? Hahaha I just woke up with a bunch of tweets from danielle fans and my mom tweeted about me too…someone inform me?

    Hahaha omg whoever wrote that stupid article…here’s a new “tweet update” for you…. GET OFF THE COMPUTER….stop blogging about people that YOU DON’T KNOW…and get a life. love&light;.

    hahaha also i didn’t mean i just woke up…i meant like…just got on twitter haha sorry although i did wake up at 12 haha leave me alone i was up late 🙂

    FOR THE RECORD: i have never “bullied” or “harassed” christine…. SHE however has sent me MANY hate messages that i have ignored because i don’t blame her for hating me.. if she were fighting with my mom i would do the same… RECENTLY on my formspring.. i told ONE person about a story i had heard about her from a few people that were at a party with her… that’s all i’ve ever said bad about her…and it’s not my fault it’s true… she’s the one that has messaged me in the past and i’ve been ignoring it…. so why don’t you talk to her… thanks

    I AM NO LONGER GOING TO TALK ABOUT DANIELLE..i will address her in my blogs and that is it..when this season is done..i’m done.. love&light



  53. iceNfire says:

    LOL – Jill to Andy – Bethenny wasn’t even allowed to tell anyone about
    her show but she told me.

    Trying to get B in trouble with the boss?


    • Capiche says:

      And then, of course, she immediately ran and told Ramona and Alex not to film with her!

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      I found that a vile little intentional slip that Jill made as well, hoping to get her in trouble or desperately trying to show she was in the know. Ugh!

    • kokuanani says:

      How obvious is it that when Jill lists her “friends,” she very pointedly omits Alex?

  54. jillpinchesloaves says:

    Lynn, take a deep breath when you read those twitter posts. It’s initially unsettling, I’m sure. But then realize it for the tremendous compliment it really is. You’ve garnered national attention! And every time they post, it ultimately sends more readers your way.

    Be extra good to yourself, eat well, get lots of rest. I bet you’re going to end up hearing from various news agencies and network sources who will ultimately want you on their show to air your comments or get a sound byte.

    Seriously, get ready. Pack a bag. You never know!

  55. Olivia says:

    I have yet to see one episode in 3 seasons where Jill happy or having a good time. Not one.

    She is either bitching about the food, the venue, the decorations, the clothes, the decor or other cast members, but rarely, if ever, do you ever see her where she appears to be enjoying herself. Except for those moments when she is holding the microphone at some make believe event and acting as mistress of ceremonies, this woman has never appeared to be actually in the moment.

    Her beady little eyes are constantly searching the room to either find someone of worth to talk to, or looking for a reason to offer more criticism. You don’t see much of her actually listening but waiting for the opportunity to jump into the conversation by interrupting or talking over the other person. How she is able to gather up all that “gossip” she lives for is startling since she hardly ever gives the other person any attention as she is too busy scoping out her next attack.

    Alex may have forced her to shut the hell up for 5 minutes but it is clear she was not listening, just waiting for the moment to shut her down. If you watch earlier segments there is not one event that she attended that she has not found fault with. Not one single event has ever passed judgment in her eyes. Something or someone is always lacking in one respect after another. At the Brooklyn Fashion Show her comment about the “countess” driving right by when she saw the trash lined up on the streets was priceless. For crying out loud, Lu Ann was raised on farmland in CT and must have scraped plenty of shit off her shoes!

    And just where does she come off dragging that miserable excuse for a dog into every event and home? That is the height of rudeness right there expecting other people to ignore the ankle biting little beast.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      GingerZarin is one neurotic, sick from eating people food and whatever Jill keeps in her nose dog – it is not her fault!

    • iceNfire says:

      Please stop! It just sends me to top of page.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        ok just trying out the suggestion. sorry

        • jillpinchesloaves says:

          Oh good grief. I can’t believe you got snapped at. Hmmm, we’ll have to figure out a way you can leave your URL without others thinking THEY’RE supposed to link.

          • kokuanani says:

            See below. I’m another one of the “loyal readers” who hates the tags.

            We’re not “snapping.”

    • Squirrels says:

      Hey, that Opening shot of Luman and what’s his teeth….
      Is she spitting on him?

      dammit, its just light. wishful classless thinking on my part.

    • kokuanani says:

      While they report [the bar owner]’s now being held without bail for reckless endangerment, the NY Times reports that he was released and the bar reopened Sunday night; he told them, “My intention was not to hurt anybody. I’m an artist. I’m a mixologoist. I’m a cook. But I’m not a pyrotechnic maniac.”

      I wonder if he’s a “chef”?

      I agree: I hate the additional “tag” within Lynn’s posts. It’s confusing. You see a link, and you click on it, and it takes you to the top of the blog.

      “Fame” is not worth making your “loyal readers” crazy.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        LOL Fame? hardly! I thought you all saw the suggestion and wouldn’t click on it…sorry!

        I didn’t see any curtains anywhere near that bar that he lit on fire. That is done in bars all over the place. No big deal, I can’t believe they arrested him. No warning?

        • kokuanani says:

          I still want to know if he’s a “chef.”

        • kokuanani says:

          I was being snarky about the “fame” thing.

          Please excuse if it didn’t come through. I wasn’t accusing you of being a “fame whore.”

          I did see the suggestion, but I didn’t know she meant “put a link to your blog in every post you make on the blog.” That’s what confused me.

          And, like other folks, whenever I see a link in someone’s post, I think, “oh, goodie, now I’ll go check that out.” It was confusing.

      • iceNfire says:

        lol – Since I don’t like missing anything, I click on every link I see!

      • Squirrels says:

        I am not even close to understanding the internet, but to be honest (channels anyone but Kelly)? Lynn’s tag line was obviously the same title I was reading/posting so I knew enough to ignore it (since I’m already here).

        When Lynn posts a new blog within any given thread, it actually says upfront, “NEW BLOG”. Just as we were all confuzzled over the reply button v going to the end of the thread to post, we got over it.

        I doubt highly that Lynn is looking for fame via this subject matter. Her giving disgruntled employees (I mean fans) the opportunity to join us? I’ll pay that price. Were it not for my googling Jill Zarin is a jerk, so many weeks ago, I never would have found this.

        And for the record, I’m not in it to hate on any particular woman. I’m in it to better understand how people, particularly women navigate in different world situations. What is the same? What is different? Why would some nitwit pull the kind of crap she has and assume she’ll walk unscathed?

        Oh shit…. I do hate Jill Zarin.

        Never mind.


        • LynnNChicago says:

          THAT is funny, I love hearing how people found the blog… google is the best! 🙂 I’m SO glad you found your way here Squirrels!

          • iceNfire says:

            I found this blog’s link on Amazon. Was this whole thing a joke that’s gone over my head? Why on earth would you post a link to your blog on your blog?
            We Are Already Here.

          • causticbroad says:

            i actually typed in “Jill Zarin sucks” I think and then found your blog. I did not click on the link after your comment because I realized I was already on it and read “pinched” advice. I think it’s a great idea if it didn’t confuse too many people.

          • little rock says:

            I typed in ” i am so sick of jill zarin and that damn book secrets of…” I then clicked on the link for amazon.com ( this was BEFORE jill/susan wrote her nasty rebuttal to ms. chandler.) I was trying (hoping) to see if the book was tanking, and i was thrilled to read a.chandler’s review as well as many other 1 star
            reviews. After reading all the reviews, i went back to one that referred to IHJZ and clicked on to A WHOLE NEW WONDERFUL WORLD!
            Thank you SO much lynn hudson!

          • sbh says:

            amazon. I was furious that i couldn’t blog on Bravo, so I was reading Chandler (who I LOVE) and saw you guys with that lovely title.

  56. Olivia says:

    Well we all know now how Ashley “Ha Ha” is spending her summer vacation! Certainly not with a book in her hand, or out working for a living, but Twittering away nonstop and flexing her intellect with senseless comments and poorly constructed grammar.

    This is one moron who needs a “hobby” beyond her Blackberry that someone else is paying for. Imagine being able to lay around the house all day sending out inane
    tweets and scouring the web for articles about yourself? Let me in on that secret to success!

    Someone needs to inform this idiot that including “Ha Ha” and multiple exclamation points into a sentence does not indicate humor. Or intelligence. Or having a clue.

    This girl needs a course in remedial reading and the proper use of grammar to go along with her probation sentence. She is a freaken moron and if this is what she perceives as an “accomplishment” at the age of 20 she is in for a very difficult life.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Amen Olivia! Did you also notice that she said she only answered ONE person, does the moron not know that everyone can see those responses. She also says that she has moved back home..hmmm

      • kats2 says:

        Ditto on the Amen. I think her Mom is at a lost and is cutting ties with her daughter. See the following tweets from Jac –

        “I follow many pple.I don’t check Ashley’s tweets.She an adult now.When pple tell me them,I give her my advice but she makes her own choices.”

        “No,I don’t take ANY responsible 4 ANY of Ashley’s actions anymore.She is an adult.She can suffer her own consequences 4 her own actions now.”

        • LynnNChicago says:

          To be fair, Jac probably didn’t see that Q&A with Ashley, the punk didn’t really advertise it. It was sent to me by someone on Twitter but it didn’t seem to be common knowledge that she did the “Ask Me Anything” program.

          Jacqueline seems to be at her wits end with this kid.

    • Squirrels says:

      Olivia… Thats just not fair. This kid has grown up with computers, texting, twittering, etc. Long gone are the days we actually learned punctuation and grammar in depth at school. Even Webster’s dictionary includes explanations to certain slang terms. Ex:
      Main Entry: BFF
      Function: abbreviation
      best friends forever

      The fact remains, for kids/young adults this is normal communication. Not saying it’s right, just it is what it is. Chit. did I just say that? Hope it’s in Webster’s.

      Let me try that again.

      The fact remains, Ashley is a punk, regardless of how she goes about displaying it.

      • Olivia says:

        Unless I am mistaken, I doubt there are many school systems out there who do not expect a student to write something other than Twittering messages, or sprinkling their work assignments with a bunch of “ha ha’s” when handing in an assignment.

        Even completing a job application, or filling out forms for higher education, you are prompted to offer more than 140 characters that you have learned to squeeze into a Twitter message. The basic truth is that we are witnessing the failure of this Twittering nitwit to express herself beyond that.

        I recognize that today’s youth are extraordinarily gifted when it comes to technology. What is troubling is that their educational level has dropped drastically when it comes to their ability to communicate beyond the 140 characters allowed. At best, Ashley writes and behaves much like a 4th grader. “Neener neener” is all she has for a response.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Her whole life is a vacation!

  57. kathy says:

    Thank you so much for explaining about the stars! I love Lynn’s blog and i am so glad I can show my support! xxx

  58. iceNfire says:

    OT – My husband just passed his United States Citizen test. The test consisted of 4 Q’s

    1. Who is the Speaker of the House?
    2. What is the longer river in the U.S.?
    3. Who were the 1st people to live on U.S. soil?
    4. How long does a U.S. President hold office?

    For those of you who failed this test, my husband will be by shortly to read
    3rd grade material to you. lol

    Kind of scary that they let anyone in here. He got his info. from watching TV.

    • Squirrels says:

      Hilarious ice – I taught my Soviet Union/ Russian hubby about America via classic films. From Butch Cassidy to Citizen Kane. He already knew US politics, but he surely learned allot about we the people via celluloid.

    • Squirrels says:

      Dammit, I forgot to add my congrats to your hubby. A proud day for you both, I’m sure.

      ps. I was always waiting for the “what color is your wife’s toothbrush” question during the green card inquisition. How gypped did we feel when they said hi, how are you, sign here?

      (ok, relieved, too.)


    • desertgal66 says:

      That’s so funny, because my husband just took his citizenship test a few months ago. He moved here from Canada in ’66, but held off getting his citizenship since he had permanent resident alien status.

      We even spotted an error in the test preparation booklet-in the list of American Indian tribes, there’s one missing.

      • anniieee says:

        Congratulations IceNFire…what a wonderful day! Give your hubby a big high 5 for a job well done!!

    • Quincy IL says:

      I remember when my husband took the test. He got on question marked wrong and protested. It seems the test provider made an error and they gave him credit. My husband is a genius. He knows more about America than many of my relatives. He may be of Iranian birth, but he’s a true blue American.

  59. ImToula says:

    KookooKelly is at it again, look what she just tweeted:

    kikilet #alessandro by lady gaga could be “don’t breath on me, don’t breath on me, halitosis ( for alessandro)” lol. Get creative, its fun

    I hope she’s not planning to record a single.I might just flip.

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Some of the replies are really funny, the list even includes answers in other languages.

      Tweets in response to Kelly’s nonsensical orginal twitter:

      # Meme1_normal tviglianco what? “@kikilet #alessandro by gaga could be “don’t breath on me, don’t breath on me, halitosis ( for alessandro)”Get creative, its fun” 12 minutes ago via web

      # 28601_394863553014_514288014_4362639_7299164_n_normal alexbondarenko HUH “@kikilet: #alessandro by gaga could be “don’t breath on me, don’t breath on me, halitosis (for alessandro)” lol. Get creative, its fun” 16 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

      # Img00228-20100609-0259_normal agzuniga Its “alejandro” @ladygaga “@kikilet: #alessandro by lady gaga could be “don’t breath on me, don’t breath on me, halitosis (for alessandro)” 19 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

      # 10_normal implies what the FUCK RT @kikilet: #alessandro by lady gaga could be “don’t breath on me, don’t breath on me, halitosis” lol. Get creative, its fun 28 minutes ago via web

      # Vegas_baby_036__480x640__normal queenya lmao its called”alejandro”RT @kikilet #alessandro by lady gaga could be “don’t breath on me, don’t breath on me, halitosis ( for alessandro) 29 minutes ago via twidroid

      If you check her frequent tweets back to the people she “appears” to be replying to, they rarely make sense. She is replying to nothing, she makes up things to make it appear that she actually has a life and answers negative tweets as if they just paid her a big compliment.

      KooKoo is right.

  60. ImToula says:

    Over the weekend I had dinner with someone that has a say so when it comes to who is going to be on the cover of People Magizine. Guess who they are thinking they want on the cover?….Teresa.
    When I heard that I freaked out! I told him that he better not. The mag is not going to sell. I also told him about her little secret message to her fans. He knows I watch the Wives and we had a good converstion. I filled him in on our blog and Jill and everything else. After I finished telling him all about the wives he asked me who would be a good cover. I thought BravoAndy…what do you think?

    • Olivia says:

      I think that any publication focusing on these deadbeats should think again. In this economy where people are truly suffering to have these two on the cover only boosts their image regardless of how the article is presented.

      Diehard moronic fans will be rushing into the Letter to the Editor section with messages of “undying love”, praising her for how she raises her kids, and finding excuses why they went belly up.

      They went belly up because of outright greed and the inability to live within a budget like the rest of us.

      Never underestimate the level of ignorance that some people display. Just go to her blogsite and read the outpouring of affection that simpletons have left in support.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I’d pick it up if Andy was on the cover. Teresa………no way!

    • emt2 says:

      Definitely not Teresa. I think Andy would be the best choice. Or even Alex, actually.

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        I’d never buy anything with her on the cover. Actually, I wrote to People and told them I wouldn’t read anything of theirs with her contributing her ridiculous “column”. Felt good.

  61. Olivia says:

    It would appear that on the NY franchise that Alex is more than likely the most educated of the bunch. She has degrees, has lived in different parts of the world, and is basically cosmopolitan in her outlook. Bethenny is loaded with street smarts which may account for her scrappy background and needing to look after herself from a young age. Lu Ann supposedly has a nursing degree but I am not sure if that is as a registered RN, LPN, or CMA. Kelly seems to have halted her education when at 15 she signed onto a modeling agency but took what amounts to adult extension courses at Columbia which are open to anyone who can afford to pay the tuition. Jill is said to be an alumnus of Simmons College but from her comments she did not take courses in English lit. I have no idea what background Sonja has in academics but she appears to be shrewd if nothing else.

    Turning to the NJ group, I would be surprised if any of them went beyond high school. Theresa writes that she went to college but dear God in Heaven is that even possible? Did she just walk across a campus one or two times and is counting that as “going to college”? She barely speaks with any sense of intelligence while most of us assume that her “book” was ghost written at best. I mean how many times can you write “prostitute whore” into a recipe?

    • desertgal66 says:

      According to Alex’s bio on theBravo website, she attended Northwestern Univ. but did not graduate. What degrees does she have?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Teresa says college but means beauty college.

      • desertgal66 says:

        Almost. She does have an associate degree in fashion merchandising from Berkeley College-one of those satellite trade schools.

        But, hey, I’ll bet she graduated magnum cum laude. 😉

    • emt2 says:

      Alex did graduate from Northwestern and she majored in theater. She does not have multiple degrees.

      Bethenny went to NYU.

      Jill-Simmons College




      Luann- not sure, maybe Connecticut college?

      Kelly-extensive program at Columbia

      That’s it, I think.

  62. clevelandgirl says:

    What in the world is going on with you and that “Samples” thing?? Just saw some weird twitters…

  63. kats2 says:

    Just watched part 1 of the reunion again and two things that were mean and I wish B would have left out.

    1. The comment about Jason not caring for Jill
    2. The Ally fat camp or whatever it was comment

    Justified for all the stuff Jill has said, but B I wish would not have gone there.

    • clevelandgirl says:

      AGREE COMPLETELY! SOMETIMES BETHENNY DOES NOT KNOW WHEN TO QUIT. Even if she is ahead! I say this with love, mind you…

    • I disagree. I think B was trying to illustrate to Jill that Jill was willing to put anything (Those two examples for instance) on camera herself. So why would Jill then not want the two of them talking it out to be off camera. Those topics where sensitive subjects that Jill had NO problem sharing with the world. I think we already know the answer as to why Jill didn’t want to have “B”s fight discussed because Jill knew she would come off looking bad. The reason for the fight would have been reveled much sooner and fans would have been allowed more time during the season to analysis Jills’ past and current behavior. I see nothing wrong with what Bethenny did. Jill put those things on camera first, B didn’t do that Jill did.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      whoa………B said Jason doesn’t care for Jill isn’t nice? But Jill can continue to say over and over that she is not friends with Alex?

    • I respectfully disagree especially about the Ally comment. Bethenny was not making fun of Ally but was simply saying that Jill was the one who chose to allow the filming of Ally’s weight problem. Jill opened that up to the press, why would jill object to filming her and Bethenny talking out their troubles.

    • desertgal66 says:

      Uh…Jill herself, in the episode when they took Ally to the rehab center, made a BIG deal about Ally losing weight at the rehab center, and barely mentioned the other reasons Ally went there.

      Bethenny was clearly not slamming Ally when she said that. JILL emphasized the weight loss factor-I imagine there were a lot of people who didn’t realize Ally went there for other reasons.

      • kats2 says:

        I know I know, I agree with all of you and also with Bethenny’s right and justification to say what she said. But at that point of the show Jill was already down and out and it was not needed IMO. I don’t want to give Jill any fuel or material to work with.

  64. Once again, GREAT take on the Housewives, Lynn! You are amazing, as always! ; )
    I am SO excited that the 2nd half of the reunion is on tonight… it’s gonna be a good one! I LOL so hard when I saw Ramona giving it to Jill in the teaser, trying to really get it through to Jill’s thick head how everyone felt towards her this season.
    Jill has turned into a monster that can’t be changed! This woman has clearly forgotten who she is/where she comes from!
    I’m so frustrated watching her, STILL… she thinks apologizing is going to make everything go away…. how can it go away, even if she apologizes, when it’s an EMPTY apology? You have to SHOW someone you are sorry, words are just words when your actions don’t back them. Jill lost me as a fan, and she’ll never have me back. She’s just not the same Jill!
    I can’t wait for your new blog after the shows tonight Lynn! You are always spot on with how I’m feeling! I know you don’t like blogging about NJ, but I hope you do tonight…. if you have time tomorrow, check mine out, I’ll be blogging about the 2nd part of the reunion, and the new episode of the RHONJ. I agree with you, I believe that Dina will be the one leaving!
    If anyone is intrested, I will be blogging about the NJ Housewives later this evening after the episode, http://justcarrieann.wordpress.com/
    Thank you again for inspiring me, Lynn. It’s not about how many people read my blogs, writing is theraputic to me, and I really lost touch with this hobby…. so having a place to do so is wonderful and I really enjoy it! I look forward to writing my thoughts down on my favorite subject everyday, when I get off of work, and I’m stressed…. it helps relax me.
    Oh, and reading your blog is the icing on the cake! Lol. Coming here is what gave me my voice again.

    • jillpinchesloaves says:

      Oh, this is so very sweet. How nice. Truly lovely.

    • kokuanani says:

      how can it go away, even if she apologizes, when it’s an EMPTY apology?

      You are so right. Jill’s apologies are “empty.” They’re more of a “I’m over it, now go away. ” [i.e. “zip it”] It’s another of her attempts at control, in this case, ending the discussion.

      “I’m ‘sorry,’ so shut up about it. Move on.” That’s what she’s really saying.

      • desertgal66 says:


        Speaking of control, she also uses “I don’t want to talk about that.” It’s okay for Jill to itemize what she sees as failings on other people, but when they attempt to do the same, she immediately “I don’t want to talk about that” or “I don’t want to go there”.

  65. kats2 says:

    One other random thought (I posted earlier about me thinking there is something else going on with Dina and why she’s leaving). Have you noticed that the sisters NEVER refer to the Browstone as a family business. When Caroline talks it’s her husbands Al business and when Dina talks about the place it’s her husbands business? To me this is very odd, why not talk about the blood, sweat and tears of the family, both Manzo brothers? Could there be fighting or power strugges within the family business?

  66. Hooked On Housewives says:

    For some reason the weirdo who is tweeting/twittering about Lynn brings to mind the weirdo who calls herself “bethluvsben” and appears here from time to time bashing Lynn. Same almost childish like style. Same lack of grasp on the English language. Same jerklike tendencies. I know that the teitterer could be anyone. It’s just strange that bethluvsben came to mind as I was reading.

    Another thought (not nice). This person said Jillousy or Jillousy’s book resulted in her getting her engagement ring. I guess I know what that means…..her boyfriend/fiance just got his first BJ from her. WTG Jillousy. Teach ’em young.

    • Hooked On Housewives says:


    • iceNfire says:

      who said huh?

    • Olivia says:

      I just spit my lemonade all over the screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • desertgal66 says:

      “bethluvsben” has also posted as “Lynn” on other sides. At least, I think it is the same person, since her posts from site to site always match word for word.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      You are right about BethluvsBen – she attacks Lynn more than she talks about how great Jill is………I follow Lynn’s advice and skip over posts I am not interested in reading.

      • Anitabee says:

        don’t you think Bethluvsben is a PR person being paid to come to blogs like this?

        I don’t understand why though. It’s not going to do any good. This blog says I HATE JILL ZARIN. A post is not going to persuade us.

        Oh well — It’s not like Jill would understand that.

  67. Olivia says:

    I swear to God, the world had taken a complete nosedive. It seems now that the 16 yr old who was reportedly “lost at sea” had a contract for a reality series featuring young kids taking chances. ANOTHER REALITY SHOW!!!!

    Balloon Boy was bad enough. I thought we could not stoop much lower with airings of the Kardashian’s. And the Housewives are ridiculous in themselves. But to send your 16 yr old out on a journey in the middle of the ocean just for a chance at a reality show is going way beyond the pale.

    These “shows” can only be created by former frat boys with a penchant for nose candy because they offer nothing more than reasons for utter fools to get themselves onto tv. Or am I being too harsh?

    • iceNfire says:

      I was all for the 16 year old girl’s sailing journey until I heard that her father was more into than she was. I believe age restrictions have dumbed down our society
      and allowed today’s youth ( in general Boston ) to act like sheltered low esteem brats instead of acting like responsible members of society.
      Ok General Hospital is on BBL. lol

    • kokuanani says:

      it seems now that the 16 yr old who was reportedly “lost at sea” had a contract for a reality series featuring young kids taking chances. ANOTHER REALITY SHOW!!!!

      The first place any “earnings” from said Reality Show should go is to repay the cost of rescuing her from her stupidity.

    • Squirrels says:

      Hi Olivia: I’ve been sailing since I was 10 yrs old so while I’m no circumnavigator I do have a bit of insight as to your concerns.

      First off, I completely agree that no 16 yr old should be put into such jeopardy. I’ve been in rocky seas off the coast of Mass as well as California, Baja (Mexico) and it’s no picnic. Minute to minute, second to second, you need every pair of hands on deck. My last boat was a 36′ Fantasia. Fully equipped world cruiser and solid as the sun rises (but a real slug speed wise, oh well). I applaud Jessica Watson for making it round Cape Horn. I also add the caveat that she did so, many miles (was it 200?) off the coast. Still she battled 35 knot winds. Not even amusing if you sail. That could have snapped her mast or flipped her boat.

      Her brother already holds the record for youngest person to circumnavigate the globe. That said, to allow another child to go it alone for months in what has got to be the most hazardous existence conditions is reprehensible IMO. A full blown adult would have me raising a glass to him/her. For a teen to do this? It may make Guinness, but the potential cost is too dear. Solo sailing IS DANGEROUS. Just the sleep deprivation is enough to rattle any adult into psychosis.

      If she were learned in using a sextant (night time star navigation) I might have cut her some slack. It is an art form. Sure, technological gear/GPS could get you from here to there, but I’ve had my own share of malfunctions. Never would I allow my teen to take on this daunting task for the sake of glory.

      • Squirrels says:

        Chit. I forgot to mention I was a Search and Rescue Coxwain for the USCG.

        Does that matter?

  68. lillybee says:

    Poor Jill, not getting invited to Bethenny’s baby shower. I imagine that that if she were invited, she would be bashing everything like she did at almost all events she went to this year. She would also be demanding that Bethenny disinvite Alex, too.

  69. Olivia says:

    We are making “stars” out of deadbeats, psychopaths, illiterates, morons, hustlers, felons, liars, pretenders, abusers, yappers, loafers, out of control kids, and pseudo “socialites”.

    Are public executions not far behind?

  70. Squirrels says:

    Well, who’da thunk our little pet chihuahua would be smarter than your average bear. But here it is.

    On Monday 14th June 2010, @gingerzarin said:

    RT“@J_ashly: @lynnnchicago u r an idiot j.samples is a REAL person ive met her thru @jillzarin and she lives in mass get a clue” <~ friend of jills doesn't realize she just let a huge cat out of the bag. Jill IS a friend of J Samples! One of the mystery reviewers on Amazon! @lynnnchicago @simonvankempen @bravoandy @mccordalex @bethenny

    • Olivia says:

      Oh this girl is in a class of morons all her own. Did not realize how close the NJ wives and Ashley were with Jill Zarin. They must be all draped in fabric from the store.

      Surprised she did not include the home address and phone number to boost her claim.

    • sbh says:

      Tell A. Chandler! Tell A. Chandler! Holey Moley!

  71. lillybee says:

    For some reason the tweetmaxinesmole account has been shut down.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I saw that mess go down. I don’t know if you all care to hear the story but here it is…

      TweetMaxine, as most of you know, claims to be a Bravo Mole and tweets all of this “insider” information that usually, almost always, turns out to be false!
      TweetMaxinesMole is someone who attempted to get rid of TM and get people to know that all the nonsense TM tweets is nonsense.

      So the other day TM said that Gretchen of the OC Housewives made the decision to pull the plug on Jeff and just some really horrible things about Gretchen.
      TMM decided he/she wanted to get Gretchen to outright deny this information in another attempt to discredit TM, so TweetMaxinesMole tweeted to Gretchen something like, Did you pull the plug on Jeff? SO it appeared as though TMM was being mean to Gretchen. Gretchen answered, “my fans already know the answer to that” or something like that. Gretchen fans then attacked TMM for asking her that question.
      Seconds later TMM was gone…poof…

      As Bethenny would say, That’s what happened.

  72. We’ve always known that Samples is a real person. Someone who can’t seem to control her temper too. Does have the foul potty mouth and is rather dumb really because she didn’t care that anything she posted only ended up hurting jill. Slamming and harassing commenters and other reviewers and posting a defamatory review against Alex and Simon which amazon deleted as well as a bunch of her comments. All her efforts hurt jill because people associated her with jill whether or not she was actually jill. Someone with the extreme passion Samples exhibited in her posts had some kind of vested interest in jill–if not jill, then someone close to her. Thank you Samles! LOL! 🙂

  73. Who called it? “Calm before the storm?”

    Some storm! LOL! Dummy gave away that Jill does know Samples! LOL!

    PR 101: Keep you mouth shut!

  74. Smart Reader posted on Amazon that Ramona commented on her facebook that Jill is a liar:

    From Ramona Singer’s Facebook:
    `Getting my makeup done for tonite. 1st stop TV Guide’s party to support Andy and then Watch What Happens Live at 11pm! be sure to tune in.’

    I bet Jill wasn’t invited to the TV Guide’s party! But, knowing Jill she’ll probably lie and say that she’s going.

  75. B.A. says:

    My Tweet to Andy @ Bravo:

    @BravoAndy RHOYNC Reunion needs 4 parts– the 4th, a live show answering Tweets and FB questions about comments made on the reunion shows! Personally, I want to ask Kelly how it’s fair to tell B., “That was a mean thing to say. I would never say that about you.” regarding B. not wanting to film with her last season. What about the ho-bag comment? That wasn’t mean? Let alone all of the other insults she hurled at Bethenny while at St. John. Please tell me Kelly’s not coming back next season. While you’re at it, Jill either! She needs nice long a timeout for all of her sabotage attempts! Some New Blood is in order, Andy. Oh– and it’d be great if the ladies brought the “proof” (emails, etc.) Jill asked for when called on the carpet about her “mean girl” behavior. That’d be awesome! Okay–that.is.all. #tooinvested #realnychousewivesfan Lol! @Kikilet @Bethenny @Jillzarin @SonjaTMorgan @mccordalex @SimonvanKempen @ramonasinger

    Thank goodness for “Twitlonger”! Lol! No response of course. But it felt good to fire it off. I also Twittered asking Andy if Bravo considers fan comments and posts when deciding who to ask back. Yet again, nothing.

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      This would work – Per JZ on her sister’s radio show, Bravo can air up to 18 episodes without having to pay them any additional money. Oh and she insisted part 2 was on Tuesday, even though Lisa thought (correctly) that it was Monday.

      • B.A. says:

        It would be awesome… but the way Andy (or whomever) chooses the questions that get asked…this brilliant endeavor could end up a big fat FAIL.

  76. Zee says:

    Did JZs Facebook account get deleted? I was never a fan, just liked to go once in awhile for some giggles while reading the comments – I was just on there a short while ago and now I cannot access at all, as though it doesn’t exist.

    • EmmaJames says:

      Jill thinks she can control the internet…this is what was just posted on her

      Hi everyone. Excited to see WWE Smack down part 2? Please go to jillzarin.com to post comments. I will try to respond to some. FACEBOOK is getting too much SPAM. I will let you know when it is cleaned up. DO NOT POST HERE.

      her sad sad story will continue…..

    • Char212 says:

      I was just on Jill’s facebook and here’s what she posted lol…”Hi everyone. Excited to see WWE Smack down part 2? Please go to jillzarin.com to post comments. I will try to respond to some. FACEBOOK is getting too much SPAM. I will let you know when it is cleaned up. DO NOT POST HERE.”

    • A few are asking “what spam”?

  77. EmmaJames says:

    funny and sad how Jill had to manually input B’s phone number when she called B up to ask her for a lunch date and at same time commented to her sister how she still remembered B’s number (she was looking for praise no doubt). Jill must have delighted in the exercise of deleting B’s phone number from her phone. How dramatic, how final, how done, Jill was this past season with B. But she now wants a “do over”.

    Jill burnt her bridge with B, and now, because she is so self absorbed, she thinks the bridge to B is still there, and she can still use it to get over to the other side. notice”.

    To all the young adults out there: Never, under any circumstances, burn any bridges with anyone–at work, or in your social life–no matter how tempting it may be.

    • Squirrels says:

      My father gave me the best piece of advice when I was a teen.

      “Never exclude anyone. Wherever you work, be kind to all. Do it because it’s right and it’s what I and Mom expect of you. By the way, remember this. You never know when a janitor will rise and become your boss.”

    • B.A. says:

      To Jill’s sister’s credit she did tell Jill during that sit down before the ice-skating spill that she never apologized to Bethenny for shutting her down when she tried to apologize, and then cutting her off. I think her sister has more sense than for what she’s given credit.

  78. natalie905 says:

    You know what I would love to see? A timeline of the shows episodes
    and comments Jill has made after their airings Like she was “buying a
    gift for her BFF” on such and such date when we now know they weren’t
    even talking. Her “trying to reach out” when we KNOW she tweets and
    FBs spiteful messages. She is as delusional as Kelly. She is her own worst
    enemy and no matter how many PR people she hires she will screw it up.

  79. DLA says:

    Lynn my very sweet other just walked in from work and asked me to watch a movie.

    I said what the? NO my show is on in a little bit.

    He wanted to know if he could sue you and BRAVO for allenation of affection or some crap like that.

    I told him not unless you could sue him first.

    Just kidding about that but maybe it would work with the Jgillza.

    Thanks girlfriend. Rock on and on.

  80. iceNfire says:

    LOL otay you caught it too!

    otaypanky says:
    June 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I think you’re right. This will get Lynn more followers and perhaps even sound bites.

  81. Absurd to Sublime has a new interview with Alex.


  82. iceNfire says:

    shadowsnomore – did you see my comment about the book I recommended being an upcoming HBO series? – A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

    • Yes I did. I’m checking with my local library about getting the book. Thanks and I’ll definitely check out the series when HBO airs it.

    • I downloaded the first chapter of book 1, read it, liked it and got the kindle edition. Reading chapter 2 now. 🙂

      Thanks for the recommendation Ice!

      • The kindle edition for my pc, that is. I’m such a slow reader and it’s not available at the library here, so went ahead and downloaded the book since it wasn’t too expensive. Now I can take my time with it. 🙂

        • I have thought about getting Kindle but apart of me is rebelling against it. I am such a book lover. Not only do I enjoy the content of a book but I enjoy the feel of a book in my hands. I love good art covers and illustrations. I know I sound crazy but I am just having a hard time getting out of the dinosaur age when it comes to books!

          • Beckett says:

            Shadows – You don’t sound at all crazy to me. I too adore my books. I’ve even gone so far as to try and decide what books I would save in case of fire – once the doggies are outside, of course.

            I’ve also surrounded my television with books. I think it’s my subliminal message to myself that somehow, because I’ve read all those books, it’s OK to watch the trash TV that is RHONY. 🙂 Hey, we humans can justify anything if we want it badly enough!

  83. sweet pea says:

    Love the blogs and comments. Y’all are great. None of my friends or family watch these shows so it has been a blast to find a forum for discussing this craziness. (Found the site through Amazon). I am really looking forward to the comments after tonights show! Thank you, thank you!

    • sweet pea says:

      I think Bravo should do a show with Alex and Simon. The title of their book would be the perfect title for a show. I’d love to follow their lovely, quirky family.

  84. Squirrels says:

    I posted a reply to your Jessica Watson (16yr old sailor) under your original posting.

  85. Alex and Simon make a cute couple!

  86. eye2try says:

    Hi Everyone, I found my old password to my twitter account and logged in today. Would those of you on twitter please follow me so that I may follow you in return? I don’t know how else to get your twitter names.. Mine is Jettas.

    ps- I added/followed JZ (among the rest of the cast) and she accepted. I was surprised by that because I am following Lynn and GingerZarin too and figured she would block me. hmm, go figure?

    anyway, Thanks in advance if you decide to follow/add me!

  87. ilovelynn says:

    DLA: funny, good idea. I bet there is a ton of spouses and partners out there that feel the same way. btw, the legal term is loss of consortium.

  88. LynnNChicago says:

    So I think I’ll start a new blog for fresh comments in an hour or so. That way anyone who wants to can chat during the reunion and/or RHONJ. I will just be repeating the existing blog but plan on writing a blog for the reunion…obviously!

  89. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    House cleaned, hair dyed (no more gray), homework done for class in am, laundry folded, hubs lunch already made and packed for am. I am ready to go as the hubs said “we’ll just order a pizza tonight, because GOD FORBID anything come between you and your shows!” Sarcastic touch, but still appreciated offer he will be taken up on in about 20 minutes! LOL BRING IT ON—LET’S GET READY TO RUUUUUMMMMMBBBBBBLLLLLLEEEEE!

  90. Bravo fan says:

    Jill just posted on facebook that you can comment to her on Jillzarin.com during reunion because there is too much “spam” on facebook. She actually says don’t comment on facebook. We all know why that is, she can delete all she wants on her blog and it will probably crash like last Thursday and then no one can comment. It must be some show tonight!

    • Kat says:

      Also she can’t capture your IP address on Facebook.
      She wants to be able to get personal with her haters if she chooses.
      She can filter (censor) people easier at jillzarin dot com.

  91. kats2 says:

    I have to work!!! Any chance any of you kind, very pretty people can share some comments of what’s happening along with your snark tonight?

  92. Melanie says:

    I Just want to say Thank you Lynn for working so hard and keeping us all engaged!

  93. iceNfire says:

    I will be filing a law suit against Bravo for Hate Crimes on behalf of all Non-East Coasters.
    According to behtlovesben who says Bush passed the law, I am entitled to do so.
    What I need from you, my poor helpless hated West Coasters are your names and relation to Jill Zarin.
    Do Not be afraid! This is between you and I only.

    just don’t tell j_ashly

    • mamecastle says:

      Yes! I am in! I have often lamented the myopic view of the world that the east coast broadcasters perpetuate. Sign me up ice.

    • Squirrels says:

      I am Jane Q. Public. I can be found in bars, (chit, no) equestrian events across the country (chit, no, I can’t read a map and I can’t find the backspace button on this stupid computer. Make that Hamptons’ events, ty). My legs rival anyone on the planet and my mere presence allows the sun to come out like tulips in spring. My email is:


      Thanks for including me.

    • Gypsy says:

      Count me in, too. My relationship to Jill Zarin? I stepped on a Jill Zarin once. Oh wait, it was a slug, but was very vile.

    • wvurn says:

      Add me to the list!

  94. Squirrels says:


    That’s like inviting cats to a milk convention.

  95. char212 says:

    Won’t be long now kids 🙂

  96. celeste says:

    Well it looks like Jill Zarin’s 4 PR people are paid to make positive comments about Jill on her facebook, twitter and jillzarin.com page, and paid to make vile comments about Alex and Bethenny. It’s blatantly obvious it’s the same idiots posting over and over because they use the same sentence syntax and grammar. Way to go Jill – you really need to order the book Trolling For Dummies from Amazon to brush up on your interwebz trolling skillz. It’s ALL In The Book!

    • kats2 says:

      No doubt that is happening. The problem with the plan is that they have a client who makes the situation worst every time she opens her mouth, but at least they have job security.

    • DarkSonnet says:

      I’m totally surprised at the amateurish service being provided by the PR people.

      Blatantly transparent… Maybe she is paying them with her castoff clothes, lint from Zarins, or “presents” from Ginger.

      You get what you pay for is frequently a true result.

    • Squirrels says:

      Wow… is there such a book? How do you spell it? (chit, still haven’t found my backsplash…. chit… backspace key…).

      Thanks for letting me know.

      Jane Q. Public


    • otaypanky says:

      My IP Address has been blocked from jillzarin.com…That’s why she wants you to post there.

    • B.A. says:

      I was reading Teresa G’s comments (wanted to check the temperature after the “broke” scandal) and all were pleasant… pleasantly, the same “Love, love, love you”. Coincidentally, when Ashley HaHa mentioned TG in her blog she said “Love, love love her!”


  97. Rabble Rouser says:

    There has been lots of speculation about Kelly’s bizarre behavior with theories that she is either mentally ill or on some sort of drug. I have been looking at some of the things she says and does lately and something occurred to me.

    She exhibits a lot of behaviors that are typically associated with ‘high functioning’ autistic or more commonly people diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome or PDD-NOS.

    *Difficulty relating to others ( I don’t think I need to dig too deep with this one)

    *Difficulty understanding human emotion

    *Difficulty in reading social cues (again, it’s pretty self explanatory but a good example is she was obviously completely obvious to people non verbal reaction to her on ScaryIsland)

    *Has a monotonic voice

    *Easily distracted (in the mist of an argument ‘OMG it’s Al Sharpton’)

    * Inappropriate responses

    *Unusual gestures or ticks (the constant hair flipping, rocking back and forth ect)

    *Language rituals ( Like, really, amazing)

    *Difficulty understanding anything other than the literal meaning of words, including metaphors, cliches and sarcasm. (No, I am eating those grapes, I am a fly, making lemonade from lemons- and let’s not forget last season ….where she literally took her hair down and that whole grass isn’t always greener not matter how much fertilizer you have)

  98. DLA says:

    Off for the night.

    Leave the dumb teenagers alone. Even if they are fifty.

    Hate the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

    Only way to defeat them is not to watch them.

    Shout out to Jason the gay guy.

    Way to prove your gay(ness)

    have sex with a beautiful smart woman
    marry her
    have a beautiful baby

    Not that there is anything wrong with that!

    BTW-glad you did not go blind training the JZ private parts.

  99. zoekayla says:

    Ladies! Tonight’s the night… I’ve been laid low with back issues…nerve stuff (lumbar) and all sorts of pain. I’ve kept up between naps, but I’m always a day behind for posting…so much great stuff to read. You are like some sweet sisterhood – I look forward to my time with you each day and always get a good laugh or three.
    Lynne, I can follow the URL if you choose to use it. You should use all the tools at your disposal. We all made the slide over to this site from the other one without too much trouble. Some of the trolls took a little while (not too bright).
    Let’s all raise a glass to the ladies and kick off this gab-fest!

  100. BamaBelle says:


    Sorry about your back… I know how that is.

    I can’t wait for Lynn’s Reunion~Part 2 Blog to comment. I’ll save some things for the new blog, but… WOW! We all can say… BUH BYE to Miss Kelly… she’s gone! You can’t call Andy a LIAR and expect to be asked back on the show! That nut case said Bravo MADE her go on Ramona’s trip… Andy said, no, that’s not true! She told Andy it was TRUE… she argued with him! I can’t wait to see what he says on WWHL–Can’t Wait!

  101. Cyn says:

    Sorry – this was addressed earlier – it has always bothered me that Ramona considered Jill a “good friend” (remember the meeting in Ramona’s hotel room before she renewed her vows?), even though she has seen previous seasons and heard Jill’s comments. Then it struck me. She watched a very abusive relationship between her parents (dad being an alcoholic). I think that that kind of abusive relationship is what Ramona has with Jill, where Jill represents the “alcoholic father”. Seriously, I really think Ramona needs to cut ties with Jill ASAP. It’s really unhealthy and sometimes painful for me to watch. Comments, anyone?

    I only watched half of the reunion – part I. It was too stressful for me to watch! Congratulations to Alex for holding her own against Cruella De Jill, but I personally wanted to reach through the screen and punch jill right in the mouth. And what’s up with her hair? You are OLD, Jill. AND you haven’t been a size one since you WERE one, so get over yourself. Gee – I think I hate Jill more than Kate Gosselin. who I think should burn in hell! lol
    Done rant. Thank you, ladies.

  102. marcia says:

    Possibly it is Dina’s husband who does not want her on this show.. some men hate this show and for various reasons. But I thought one of the housewives are married to brothers. In other words Dina and Caroline are sisters married to brothers? And the restaurant is their business?

  103. Bravo fan says:

    On Jill’s FB. there is a comment about a petition to keep Jill on the show:
    It was started three days ago andj only has 50 signatures. haha ha. Wasn’t there a petition going around trying to get Jill kicked off the show? If so, does anyone know how many signatures were on it?

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