I Hate Jill Zarin Kelly Is Preparing Us-The Reunion Finale June 17, 2010
The final installment of the Real Housewives of New York Reunion airs tonight. Leading up to the finale of the reunion, Kelly Bensimon has been extremely active on Twitter. The majority of her tweets listed here are responses to questions and comments that she is receiving from fans of the show. It is fairly evident the content of the tweets coming her way based on her responses.
From what I see, Kelly is now saying that she was planning on leaving St. John prior to the dinner in which she lost her marbles. She says that is “insider information” then adds” shhhh” to the tweet. Really? Now? After all this time she is now saying it was her “plan” to leave St. John when she did. There was only one day left of the trip so why would she leave at that point? I don’t buy this story at this late date. Kelly continues to insist she was forced to go on the trip due to the expense of the trip. I really don’t understand that statement. I’m sure it was an expensive trip but would the price go up or down based on Kelly’s attendance? Why wasn’t Jill forced to go? Luann? These women are exempt from the Bravo rule that all women must attend the Virgin Island vacation?
I would believe that ALL of the women were strongly encouraged to go. I would believe that Kelly’s agent strongly encouraged her to go. Kelly had very little camera time all season, she had no storyline going on except to comment on the other’s behavior. Kelly was basically a bit part player until the scenes on St. John. No one was even talking about Kelly until the trip aired on the show.
I don’t believe that Kelly meant for any of this to happen. I don’t think that she purposely acted this way to get air time and to get people talking about her. I cannot imagine that anyone would want this type of discussion about themselves. People pity her, they are concerned for her children, they advise her to “get help”, her cast mates and even a Bravo executive are all calling her a liar. Kelly has gained notoriety, she has gained a poor reputation.
It appears as though Kelly is looking forward to the final episode being aired so that she can get back to real discussions of her summer activities and Jelly Beans! She explains why she doesn’t block haters and even responds to them at times.
Kelly claims that she can now be more charitable. I really don’t understand her thinking here, she has tweeted about bullying, she has tweeted about condoms and safe sex. Does anyone who reads these tweets now change their thinking about either of these subjects? Are those of you who were out there bullying people at work thinking twice about your behavior? Are those of you who were sleeping around town without using condoms changing your behavior? What the hell is Kelly talking about?
What has Kelly’s behavior changed? It has changed the subject. It has changed the focus of the show. It has enraged Alex, Bethenny, Ramona and Sonja. These four women have been called Bullies! While Kelly has admitted that Sonja had not bullied her and in fact, was nice to her, even apologizing to Sonja, she nullified her apology by telling Sonja that she was intoxicated throughout most of the trip.
Even if you don’t believe Bethenny, Alex or Ramona, you cannot deny that Sonja has remained neutral up until this point, Sonja hasn’t lied, as far as we know. Sonja seems to be open and honest and if Sonja says that Kelly wasn’t bullied, I believe her. Many reports also tell us that Kelly was asked to leave and escorted off the island and back to New York City and I believe that as well.
Here are Kelly’s most recent tweets:
real-housewives @LazyBuddhist why would i block a tweeter with an opinion. i will always respond if you have a real issue with something.
@amia009 maybe you are having a rough day. take a walk, drink some water, and breathe. life is too short for anger
@amia009 i will engage in real life issues, not made for tv issues. what you see is what you get.
@rachellelogin girls r mean at all ages, we need to support and celebrate each other.i adore my girl friends and would do anything for them.
@ImaJustSaying “zip it” is so good. speaking louder doesnt get the point across
@sugarplum52 you’re sweet. its my job to entertain. there’s a lot of backlash that comes with that. its all good. i like that people care
@amia009 #rhnyc is a show. watch an enjoy. its no more than that. get angry over an oil spill, not tv.
@amia009 cutIe. rearing kids and flipping pancakes are not connected. rearing children is a lifetime job with no regrets
who liked the remake of KARTE KID?
@meganhorror real drama is exciting, fighting to fight bores me. they create fake drama to masque who they really are. stay real, its cool
@amia009 BRAVO told me i had to go for it was a very expensive trip. no drama, no ratings, no show, no money.
@sugarplum52 i am no longer married and, my ex and i spoke about me dropping his last name awhile ago. my name is kelly killoren bensimon.
@WKM626 in Kellade, where i made lemons into lemonade i use Corona beer
@JoshFittell you don’t have to like everyone you meet, but everyone deserves respect. this is not the premise of #rhnyc.
@atank81 i love anything that has to do with children. Not a big fan of unicorns. i love all jellybeans, gum, and hard candy.
@amandaashe With all i do i am extremely professional, but i don’t take what the other housewives do on camera seriously.
@jamieealexaa yes I will be at bloomingdales 6th floor signing my books. 6-9 tomorrow
sweet dreams. big day. we are all so lucky. we grateful for what you have
lotuslamb I must admit, my life is good like @kikilet says, may not always be sunshine and rainbows but life is still a beautiful thing!
@BravoPuppetSpy bulleying at any age is disgusting. in your 40s its hard to watch. do u like watching them yell at me about nonsense?
@eddieschneider1 good hotels in the hamptons are :jharper house, surf lodge, montauk yacht club, and maidstone arms
@italian410 better crazy and fun than calculated and bored
@BravoPuppetSpy my family, friends, and i adore the show. we dont take it seriously. if were my own show, id take it very seriously.
@rufullofit scarey island is a poke at fantasy island. i loved that show
#iconfess i love talking to all the tweeters. it is interesting to see how the show is really perceived. you guys rock!
@KellyandEJ i am glad you love the show. next season will be more aspirational. dynasty with no $ and power is over.
@MrsTatem you are so sweet. when the filming ended that night i left. the women didnt know i was already leaving-little insider info shhhh.
@amacdebaca its just a fun show. glad u are enjoying it. watch plumtv this summer and see the real me
sweet dreams, tweeters. that zico pomberry coconut milk is so yummmmy.
@bkbroad i feel sorry that you dont want to evolve. it must be hard for you.
@bNicebReal watch the reunion show 3. they finally let me speak. thank god.
@JoshFittell andy’s cohen’s a cutiebear. he loves that the show does so well, its his baby.
@kikilet i truly don’t think u have a mean bone in ur body. i’ve been in that situation b4 & being attacked by jealous women is the worst.
@realtiagal my girls are my life. i work to make their life better. the show is just fun, glad you enjoy it
@tictactam watch renuion3, you’ll see. their jealousy is so apparent. it makes me sad.
@monilooboo i appreciate that. the show got tons of press. celebrate that!!!!
@SmileyYYC i respect and admire jill and luann
@BertBad i am going to CAPRI for vacation. And then i am in the Hampton Classic horse show. i love summer
@realtiagal i was human on SCAREY island. they jabbed, pushed, and annoyed me. i was so happy to leave. i have no regrets.
@EffingCrazy i get bored defending a tv show.
@birdysboutiques i enjoyed all the filming until we went on scarey island.
@MichelleinCal “kikilet”is little kiki. Its my nickname that designer Alaia gave me
@m293131 i found this season very upsetting too. everyone went too far. it was hard for me to watch. Nyorkers are not like this at all.
Thursday night is the last REUNION SHOW. Get your thoughts out now. Summer is here, and i am ready to have fun.
@pajanimalmom good advice. i like that. i just walk away when i am not interested or i tune out ( mute)
@italian410 for all you tweeters who are obsessed with me “getting help,” i am on TV SHOW where we engage. don’t engage in real life.
@pajanimalmom learn fro me and disengage if someone is attacking or jabbing you. WALK AWAY
@CrabbieAnnie dont let anger be your armor, enjoy the moment you are in
@pajanimalmom @Scout1234 the Reunion show 3 is CRAZY FUN/SAD. Luann, Jill and i laugh at the banterfest. The anger on #rhnyc makes me sad.
@hipeegrl engaging in banter on #rhnyc and raising my girls are disconnected. MY GIRLS ARE OFF LIMITS.
@ArickInRealLife its an honor to work with FEEDING AMERICA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and ASC
@JenHicks7 the last reunion show is over tomorrow. i know you will be disappointed and no one to hate on. haters are part of the ecosystem.
@CrabbieAnnie your anger is a masque. celebrate people, who knows you may learn something new
Bethenny’s Getting Married? follows the reunion tonight and I’m looking forward to that even more than the final reunion. I think this is a great contrast to RHONY and to see more of Bethenny’s life. During the season, I found myself enjoying Betehnny’s scenes quite a bit especially those with Alex.
I hope everyone enjoys tonight’s shows and I’ll be blogging about both.
Funny that today (Thursday) Bravo aired Season One of the Real Housewives of New York, it was interesting to see it again. It has been a long time since I’ve seen it but seeing it while knowing more about these women than we did back then is even more eye-opening. A lot less drama but then the women barely knew each other and didn’t seem to be thrown together as often. Watching Jill storm out of the Luca Luca show because she wasn’t in the front row should have given us a hint. Listening to Bethenny talk about her father and her hopes and dreams not only for her personal life but for her career is really great because we know now that she got everything that she wanted. She worked hard and she opened up to a great guy and she does have it all! Good for her!
I want to remind everyone that the discussion here doesn’t have to be about this blog or even Bravo, feel free to comment with anything you’d like to say. Just because this one show is finishing its season, doesn’t mean that the cast will be disappearing off the fact of the earth. <wink wink> Besides, there are plenty of interesting things to discuss and debate!
A quick final note, I’d love input from all of you about the name of this blog going forward. Obviously, the current name, “I Hate Jill Zarin” was a really great way of everyone finding each other to discuss the show with people who have similar thoughts about the cast and the way the show played out.
Is it crazy to maintain the same name of the blog after the RHONY is over? As we discuss and tear apart other shows, do we keep the same name or should we come up with a new more generic name? I’d love to hear your thoughts?
Until Next time……