I Hate Jill Zarin Finale Part Three June 18, 2010
It’s not really the finale though, is it Bravo,? As I predicted we will be seeing a “lost footage” episode next week, same time, same channel!
I am not anticipating learning anything new from the lost footage episode. I think somewhere deep down we were hoping that Kelly would cop to her behavior, maybe a small apology, maybe make just a little sense so that we could sleep at night.
It just isn’t going to happen. Kelly is completely and utterly out of touch with reality. She thinks it is perfectly alright to be completely contradictory. She continues to defend her ridiculous words when it comes to PETA. She simply says thinks that make no sense! Funnily enough, once Kelly got the complete silence she demanded, said her peace, she then said “see, when you let me speak, it makes sense”. Ummmm No, Kelly, it really doesn’t.
Bethenny asked Kelly better questions than Andy did but every time Bethenny opened her mouth, Kelly would stop speaking and accuse Bethenny of bullying her. What? It was like Kelly was speaking another language, one that I certainly didn’t understand. Andy didn’t handle it all that well, what he should have done was let each of the four women on the couch speak to Kelly or ask her a question one at a time. Instead they all spoke at once and we couldn’t tell what any of them were saying.
The four women had been beat up and called horrible names for months by Kelly Bensimon and they were pissed. I certainly don’t blame them for being pissed. Sonja got a well-deserved apology from Kelly but clearly Alex wanted one as well but wasn’t allowed time to speak. I think even Ramona wanted an apology and should have gotten one.
This was such a huge issue this season that I would have thought Andy Cohen would have tried to really get some resolution. The only one who he allowed to speak was Sonja and then Kelly of course. Why didn’t he allow Alex and Ramona to confront Kelly and give their side of the story? Bethenny admitted that she did say some not so nice things to Kelly but from what we saw, they were only in her own defense. Bethenny was called a ho-bag, she was called a “cook, not a chef”, and she was told “nobody cares about you”. I would have liked to see each of those scenes played back to Kelly and ask her to explain herself.
There is no resolution and there will never be a resolution with Kelly.
Worse than that, however, is idiot Jill Zarin feeding into Kelly’s psychosis by adding, “I saw what they had become by the time I got there”. Even saying how she can relate to Kelly feeling bullied. Are you friggin kidding me Jill Zarin?
If you haven’t yet, please read Alex’s blog on Bravotv.com. Alex doesn’t hold back! Alex says it like it is and holds very little back in her blog. It was clear to me from the beginning what Jill was trying to do. When Jill said, “Alex hates me”, I thought, she ain’t the only one! The whole country hates Jill Zarin but there is no reason why Jill had to come at Alex using her as an excuse for not returning to the show. Jill has announced that she will be releasing a blog but only to those who have pre-registered on her web site and it will be sent out in an email to “fans only”. Dear lawd, she really has lost her mind! When it is released, I will post it here. J
Alex is right, Jill fights back and she fights back dirty. What has Alex done to Jill? She delivered that message from Bethenny. Jill has now seen the tape, Bethenny asked Alex to do that. Was it right? Hell I don’t know, maybe if we give Jill the benefit of the doubt, Alex could have said, “No, Bethenny, that’s your deal with Jill, I’ll let you tell her that you’re done”. Alex wanted to deliver Bethenny’s message and I don’t blame her, Alex knew that it would be something that would show she can stand up to Jill, it was something to show that Alex had the upper hand.
Alex also knew when she decided to deliver this message from Bethenny to Jill that it was going to start an all-out war between her and Jill. Jill doesn’t play tit for tat, however, Jill goes for the jugular. Jill tried to say that Alex attempted to plant a story about Jill in the papers that wasn’t true. I don’t believe it for one second. Jill tried to make Alex look bad by saying that she was “spread eagle” in the lobby of Simon’s hotel. Again, not true! Jill knows that out of the 2.1 million people watching the show maybe 10% of them will actually go and look at the photos, or maybe already saw them.
It is clearly written all over Jill’s face how much she hates Alex. You can see when she looks at Alex, talks about Alex or even if someone else brings up the subject of Alex, Jill’s face gets that ugly contorted look that clearly says “I hate you”.
Alex is friends with Bethenny, Alex is appearing on Bethenny’s new show, Alex was at the hospital visiting Bethenny when Baby Bryn was born and Alex was at Bethenny’s wedding. These are things that Jill can never ever say that she did or can do. It is eating Jill alive, even today that she hasn’t seen Bethenny’s baby, that she isn’t free to stop in to visit Bethenny or that she can’t even call Bethenny any time she wants to. Yet, Alex and Bethenny speak on the phone every day! Ouch Jill Zarin!
When Jill appeared like a bat out of hell at the villa on St. John, she was met with a stone wall. This is the truth and we all saw it but Bethenny said it best, “She did this to herself”. These four women had absolutely no reason to welcome Jill with open arms.
What couldn’t be said on air at the reunion was that Jill was trying to convince all the ladies not to go on this trip. She even tried to arrange another trip that would have revolved around her instead of Ramona. In the end, Bravo decided that it would be Ramona’s Bachelorette party that would be celebrated on the trip and Jill decided not to go!
Jill had beaten up Bethenny so badly by this time, obviously she wasn’t going to be happy to see Jill, and Ramona felt that Jill was snubbing her celebration. Jill admittedly wasn’t going to try to make amends with Alex and Sonja had no reason to care whether or not Jill showed up. If Jill had come to apologize and try to repair some damage with these women, why didn’t she say that when she walked in?
All Jill repeated over and over was that she was there to surprise Ramona and she thought Ramona would be happy to see her. She had plenty of opportunity to say, “I’m here to apologize and make amends with all of you ladies, I’d like to sit down with you all and say, I’m sorry and let’s talk things out”. Anything of that nature would have resulted in a whole different reaction from the women. With Bobby by her side and her asking to be given a chance to apologize, there would have been no way they could have turned her away. As Alex said, and ounce of humility would have turned things around.
Jill being Jill, that was never going to happen. She said hello to Bethenny, she fake air kissed Sonja and obviously was speaking to Ramona but never even acknowledged that Alex was there. Ramona was right, although she went a little overboard, but her suggestion to Jill that she walk in and apologize to each of the women would have changed the outcome substantially.
Rather than acknowledging her mistake, Jill says, “I saw what they had become by the time I got there”. Jill is never going to change and she is going to spend the next few months bashing Alex McCord and trying every trick in the book to get Bravo Producers to cut Alex out of the show. Jill is ruthless, cruel and vicious. Jill thinks that if she refuses to do the show unless Alex is out of the show will sway producers, can it work? I suppose it can. While there is no doubt that Jill has lost many, many fans, I think that Bravo still looks at Jill as the main character that all of these stories revolve around. Good or bad, Jill is the center of the show.
Bravo loves feuding housewives. I think that they will make every attempt to bring both ladies back in order to fuel the fire and with part of Alex’s storyline this season being her “renewal” at telling it like it is and Jill making every attempt to slam Alex, it could be the center of the universe for RHONY Season four. If Bethenny doesn’t return, Bravo is going to try to ensure that no other cast changes are made so as to maintain as much continuity as they can with viewers. I believe that is why Orange County’s numbers tanked, too many cast changes.
Luann, dull, boring, manly, Luann! As Kelly would say, “who cares?” I don’t care about her boyfriend and that her two boyfriends play tennis together at her house in the Hamptons. I don’t care that she’s releasing another horrible song. I don’t ever want to hear that woman sing again!
It was great when Andy mentioned how her song was slammed by critics, of course it was, and it sucked the air out of the room! That woman cannot carry a tune to save her life! She has completely embarrassed herself by recording a song, but worse to let Bravo’s cameras here the un-touched version of her yelping in the studio was mortifying. Yet, dopey Luann is not the least bit embarrassed. She’s not even bright enough to know when she’s being made a fool of!
I sincerely hope that Luann won’t be back next season, but I’m not fool enough to think that is going to happen. I think we all know she will be invited back.
We know for sure that Ramona will be back, Sonja will return, I believe that Luann, Jill and Alex will all be invited back. Kelly is the wild card. I really hope that Bravo sees the psychosis in Kelly and feels that the risk is too high to have her in their clubhouse! To blatantly argue with a Bravo executive on national television and on Twitter has to be a red flag.
All season Kelly was a non-entity, I think that in order to get some attention, she went to St. John and began to demand attention. Interrupting all of the others while they were talking, calling everyone names, starting verbal wars with Bethenny, these were all ways that Kelly could get the attention she craved after realizing she hadn’t made any splash this season.
Last season she had the “I’m up here and you’re down here” conversation with Bethenny, it got her attention. She was trying the “ you’re a cook, not a chef” argument this season. I don’t think she’s smart enough to have come up with this herself, I think some agent or PR person gave her instructions.
In my perfect world, Bravo would ax Kelly, Luann and Jill and bring in some new fresh blood. There has to be more Sonja’s and Bethenny’s in New York City. I’m not naïve enough to ever believe that will happen but I can dream…
Thank you to Bravo for creating one more night of New York fun with the lost footage episode that will air next week, allowing me to maintain the name of the blog just a little bit longer..LOL. Thank you all for your input, the blog will stay named as it is for now.
Next blog coming soon, Bethenny’s Getting Married?
Until next time…
Oops one last thing….I just got Jill’s blog, here it is:
Well everyone, the season is finally over and it’s time for one last reflection and many thanks. This season was difficult for me at times to film and watch. Yet after reading all of your comments here and on JillZarin.com I have realized that this season has been just as important for many of you as it was for me. For the first two seasons you’ve watched me, for the most part, in my better moments. This season- not all perfect. But through it all we’ve learned together that people make mistakes. All we can do is attempt to fix them. Everyone may not end up agreeing with you, but if you are at peace with yourself …journey complete and onto the next new and exciting chapter in your life.
I could sit here and tell you many things that happened this season that did not make it onto the shows, or that happened after the filming was over. Even as recently as the reunion filming. But to what purpose would that really serve to myself, the other ladies or you, the viewer? You can’t say you are moving on and then keep going backwards. So let’s enjoy the lost footage next week and and close the book on this season!
Can you believe Ally is going to college in the fall? With her gone I decided I needed to find a hobby! So I did! I have a bedding line that I have designed that will be available this fall. I have worked on it for a long time and am working on Spring 2011 right now. I would love to hear ideas from you, so please sign up for my newsletter at jillzarin.com so we can keep in touch over the summer. I’ll also answer your questions to what I wore at the reunion and more!
More exciting news! Book clubs are selecting SECRETS for thier summer reading since there is so much to talk about amongst friends. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please email us and tell us what you think and if you want…one of us could call you when the book club gets together as a SURPRISE! Just email CARA at email@example.com to set up the call. We will call and answer ONE question you have that the group comes up with from reading a chapter in the book. You must have at least 6 people in the room! Don’t be shy-it’ll be fun
Here is a comment from our last event in Providence, Rhode Island:
“Over 300 people came to our sold-out event which was more than we ever espected. ! Jill Zarin, Lisa Wexler and Gloria Kamen put together an unforgettable event which had intergenerational appeal. They kept the program moving with their high energy and enthusiasm! Very gracious with the audience in answering questions both on stage and throughout the very long book signing! This dynamic trio delivered sage advice for dating teens, about marriage, parenting, and friendship! It was so entertaining and engaging.”
-Robin Kall, Host of Reading with Robin on 920 WHJJ
We are also getting invited to speak at many JCC’s and private corporate events. We want to try to do a few cities at the same time, so please let us know if your organization would like us to come speak. If interested in booking Secrets in a town near you please contact Cara at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secrets was written with love for all the fans of the show and people
who want advice from Gloria, the ultimate “Jewish Mother.” First I shared my life with all of you…and now I shared my mom.In the book, I share “behind the scenes” stories about my personal relationships, including the housewives. And everyone always asks, “Jill, how did you get on the show? How did you meet your first husband?
Why did you get divorced, and how did I meet …”MY BOBBY.”
Lastly but certainly not least, I have so many people to thank. First, Bobby and Allyson for sharing this crazy experience with me. You love me for who I am and I love you both more than words could EVER say. My parents, sister, Aunt Cookie (who calls me after everything I do) and is my biggest cheerleader. My step children, GRANDCHILDREN, cousins, aunts, neices and nephews too! Darren, who is my rock and always makes sure I am “ok.” Amy W, Lisa S, Lauren H,Paul S, you know who you are. Anne Austin (makeup), Lauren Solomon (stylist), and Galina (hair) who helped me look my best when I needed it the most. Jena and the little Finn girls (you know who you are) and my entire Zarin Clan. Relationships are what matters most to me and I will continue to work and being the best mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Everyone at Bravo and Shed media…I thank you for the last 3 years.
I also would to thank my cast mates for sharing 4 months of your life with me. I know it wasn’t always perfect, but nothing in life is. I wish you all success with each of your careers, books and businesses. May we all learn from each other and grow to be better to each other and be the best that we can be.
Finally, as you all probably know, I love social media and update FACEBOOK and TWITTER frequently (sometimes too much!) so follow me! I will continue to send out newsletters so please sign up on jillzarin.com ( top right corner)
Next week will be the LAST episode of the season. “Lost Footage” Will I say I wish they never found them? HAH!
I wish you all a Healthy and Happy Summer and I hope you enjoyed the show!