I Hate Jill Zarin Dear Andy June 21, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   A(nother) Letter to Andy Cohen                 June 21, 2010

Dear Andy,

You didn’t respond to my last letter but I won’t hold that against you.  I know you’re a busy man with having to deal with dozens of crazy housewives, putting out fires, reading and researching what these housewives are up to everyday, forcing housewives to go to the Virgin Islands, housewives quitting mid – season, reattaching housewives hair extensions with glue, seeking out appropriate rental property in Atlanta, deciding who gets to cut a single, picking up naked wasted housewives from the corner bar, giving inappropriate teenage girls their very own blogs on Bravotv.com, referring divorce  and bankruptcy attorney’s to Bravolebrities, keeping the candy jar full of jelly beans  and dealing with Kelly’s persistent calls asking to appear on WWHL.  Whew!  You are crazy busy!

I know that you want the highest ratings possible for your shows, and everyone understands that.  We’re letting it slide that you have the White House gate-crashers on the DC Housewives, we’ve been pretty understanding that you have mafia – related families on the NJ Franchise, we sat quietly while you forced us to watch a housewife sell insurance on television then allowed her to push her insurance on us, others have pushed jewelry, skin care products, clothing, books, songs, DVD’s, and makeup.  We know that half of these women are piss poor broke and the other half are bat shit crazy but here we sit, watching your shows and keeping Bravo in business! 

But now you’ve gone too far.   

Jill Zarin has admittedly tried to sabotage your new show, Bethenny’s Getting Married?  Clearly you’ve spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to shoot, edit and promote this show.  She has spread lies about cast mates, she has her PR people harassing  Bravo fans on Twitter and on blogs / articles about Bravo.  Jill has had to apologize so many times for her antics this season that she has her lips permanently imprinted on Bethenny Frankel’s backside!  

Jill Zarin is a foolish woman who clearly prepared herself for the reunion by planning on being humble and apologetic, however, she couldn’t quite pull it off, could she?  Her contorted face and verbal abuse toward Alex McCord was the real Jill Zarin, Andy, I know you’re smart enough to see that.  This woman has created untold havoc on Amazon.com with her many posts including a positive review for her own book, and negative reviews for Bethenny’s book and for Alex’s book.  She harassed and threatened a well-respected Amazon reviewer. 

It is clear that you have a genuine admiration for Bethenny, during your show, Watch What Happens that featured Bethenny, you expressed how much respect you have for her new husband, Jason Hoppy.  Bethenny can bring it, whether it is her wit, her personality or her outlook on life, she brings the ratings and you know it. 

Here is my suggestion.  Make a deal with Bethenny, bring her back to the Real Housewives of New York, and keep her new show as well but promise her that Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon will never film another minute of air time for Bravo.  I think that’ll work! 

I think it goes without saying that Kelly Bensimon has run her course, so to speak, on Real Housewives.  Kelly’s the most frustrating character ever to grace the screen.  Many theories fly around the internet, she’s on drugs, she’s mentally ill, she’s out of touch with reality and many more.  Personally, I’m past caring what her problem is, she hasn’t shown one ounce of remorse, she continues to act insane in her real life reflected in her Tweets and Facebook Posts.  She insists that all PR is good PR but she is dead wrong!  She is an extremely poor reflection on Bravo and has left viewers wondering if you people are exploiting her mental illness. Besides that,  I cannot take her anymore!

She has completely disrespected her position with Bravo.  She has called the Real Housewives of New York a “stupid TV show”.  She has negatively affected filming of an expensive shoot in the Virgin Islands forcing producers to escort her back to New York.  She has called her cast mates Bullies, called you a liar, and continues to insist that Bravo “forced” her to go on the trip to St. John.   Believe it or not, she has fans that have been sucked into Kelly-land and believe that Bravo employee’s bullied her and forced her to do something against her will.  Her disloyalty to a network who has given her so many opportunities is disgusting! She insults our intelligence and quite frankly I am shocked that she hasn’t been fired already. 

Are you really going to reward this behavior with another opportunity to appear on Bravo?  What does someone have to do to be terminated by Bravo?  Kelly is a huge liability and if you allow her to continue to appear on your shows, you will deserve the problems that it will surely cause in the future.  I would think her termination would be a no-brainer!   She is not entertaining, she is disturbing to watch. 

It is my sincere hope that both Jill and Kelly will be replaced by more suitable women.  You successfully found Bethenny Frankel, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord.  I have complete faith that you can find plenty of interesting, entertaining and exciting women to replace those that are no longer interesting, entertaining and exciting, Kelly and Jill! 

I could give you dozens more reasons to get rid of either one of these women, but I think you already know them all.  I don’t pretend to speak for other people but I have a little blog that has quite a few hits, many of them leave comments that seem to reflect exactly what I’ve been saying and they literally read my mind! 

We can all see that Jill Zarin is plotting to get Alex McCord off the show by threatening to leave the show herself if Alex remains.  Jill is trying to sway Alex’s fans and damage Alex’s reputation.  It isn’t working and it’s making Jill look worse than she already does.  I think there is a simple solution to Jill’s threat, keep Alex and let Jill quit!  Call her bluff!  If she does a complete turn around and wants to stay even with Alex on the show, channel the Donald and say, “you’re fired”! 

Doesn’t NBC and Bravo value integrity in their employees like most other employers?

If you’re still reading, God bless you! 

As for Luann, do what you want to do with her.  For me, the dullest portions of last season’s episodes were those where Luann was looking for an apartment and Luann meeting with the consignment store owners, any scene that included Luann alone bored me to tears and I zoomed on by.  Her song is an assault on the senses and should be banned as excessive noise pollution.   Talk about “White Noise”, that song should be a punishment for prisoners.   I know I’ve already asked you to dump Jill and Kelly so I’m not going to go there with Luann, I know that would be asking too much, but whatever you could do to minimize her annoying presence would be much appreciated. 

You made a mistake with Jennifer Gilbert, she is clearly just a bitch who was trying too hard, but we all make hiring errors, correct it and move on.  Maybe Bethenny can help, she seems to have pretty good interviewing and hiring abilities. 

Come on Cohen!  New York City is the most populated city in the country, are you telling me that you can’t find some new blood to replace Jill Zarin, the wife of a fabric store owner, and Kelly Bensimon, the ex-wife of a photographer?  You convinced Sonja Morgan to do the show, she is the real deal, find us more like her! 

I have faith in you Andy, you can do it!!! 

Sincerely,

Lynn Hudson

LynnNChicago

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628 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Dear Andy June 21, 2010

  1. caroljoan22 says:

    Love you and lynn you can speakfor me anytime

    • dancekrazy says:

      Lynn,
      You write almost everything I wish I could. Jill is a useless narcissist. Did you watch her face any time that the camera was not on her or when she was not being spoken to or about by Andy???? Talk about “miserable”.
      To be honest with all of you, I cannot, in good conscience, castigate Kelly for her behavior. Kelly and reality have obviously become unacquatinted….. whether it is drug induced or a “thought” disorder, I can’t say. But she is truly ill and needs help. She should leave the show; it is a distraction to her and just adding to her paranoia.
      I strongly dislike LuAnn. She is an absolute hypocrite. CLASS is not simple table manners, and obviously MONEY CAN’T BUY it. She is the most “class- less” person I have ever seen. In the 16 years she was married to the “count”, she NEVER learned etiquette!
      NOW, ABOUT JILL — I TRULY CANNOT STAND HER. I can’t even bear to see (or hear) her on previews. Her histrionics on the Reunion show was a laugh. All she did was patronize Bethenny (so she’d look like a kind, compassionate person to the viewers), lie about Alex (hoping to make
      Alex look bad and unrenewable for the show), and feed into Kelly’s sickness. The tears come easily to Jill. She is a true “actress” and full of s___! The most sickening part was the end when Jill, all teary eyed, asked B., “Can I give you a hug?” As usual, she put Bethenny in an untenable position. She had to say yes, or she would have looked unforgiving……and boy oh boy, did Jill know that. Every move she makes is calculated……Andy, make no mistake about that. As long as that camera is on her, or the conversation about her, she’s thrilled to death. Again, watch that face when it’s not about her…. wow, talk about a phony smile, or that miserable expression of hers.
      Someone please GET RID OF JILL!!!!
      Thanks Lynn and Andy,
      Susan
      Well, I’ve finally vented on this website and I feel better.

  2. Kotagirl says:

    Well said. I couldn’t have done better myself. Time to take out the trash!!!

  3. RileyKitty says:

    For the love of all that is holy please let Andy read this letter & hear the pleas for a Jill & Kelly free season next year.

    Great blog Lynn!! (as usual ;))

  4. error 404 says:

    any response yet?

  5. I agree wholeheartedly with this blog Lynn.

    Andy, she speaks for me too!

  6. Clean up all the housewife shows! We don’t want to watch trashy and mean women! We can get that on some of the other channels! Bravo’s standard have certainly sunk to a low point!

    We want more shows like Bethenny’s. 🙂

    • I feel better now. 🙂

      • anniieee says:

        You just said what has been rolling around in my mind since Kelly ran in the street and Jill played the phone message for everyone…AND THEN THEY DID SO MUCH MORE TO MAKE EVERYONE MISERABLE.

        Great letter, Lynn. You said it best! Keep it up!!

        ANDY—ARE YOU LISTENING TO US?????

    • tuzentswurth says:

      True. OC has become pathetic also. Such LOSERS! I don’t even watch the other franchises ……they came out of the gate pathetic.

    • Margo Channing says:

      Thank you posters and Lynn for being so clear on the issues. Andy, clean up the Housewives, the franchise has become dumpster-dark and truly disgusting not just behavior. It is all of it. Raw and truly gross ‘ooops my sex tape got out’…ewww…They make celibacy look fabulous. Lose Jill, go ahead, she will work for free if you kick her to the curb!!! Luman is a total waste of time, and Kelly is just a waste of space…I cannot watch anymore!

    • Sha2000 says:

      Well said; but if Bravo “cleans-up” NJ, no one will be left : )

  7. I don't have my notes says:

    Reading reports today that Bethenny won’t be back on Real Housewives of New York City if the cast remains the same.

    http://apexnewsnetwork.com/23213/bethenny-frankel-to-leave-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/06/21/bethenny-leaving-housewives-new-york/

  8. FreeCupcakes says:

    Lynn, to me you are the voice of reason. I wholeheartedly support your position. I would hate to see Bravo cave to Jill’s ultimatum about Alex. If Bravo gives in I will not be watching season 4. I think Kelly is a liability to anyone associated with her. I think Bravo would be irresponsible to continue to give a platform to a mean, mentally unstable, and unintelligent person. I hope Andy sees the light.

  9. Zipit Zarin! says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86P0RVwmlSs <—Even watching Bethenny, Ramona and Alex shop for not over $100 is fun to watch!

    Anything with Jill or Kelly is a nightmare!

    Thanx for everything you do to reach Andy, Lynn. Mwaaaa Mwaaaa (double kiss and I don't do that in real life lol)

    • Cyn says:

      Could you see if Us magazine would have done that with Kelly? First, it would have taken 20 minutes to explain to her what was going on, then she would have been dragged out of every expensive store in the area, and it would have ended up with a photo of Kelly, in a bar, holding a huge beer, wearing those God-awful rain boots she had, showing off the one earring she could buy with the $100 budget. Oy.

  10. Tootsie says:

    Well written, Lynn. I’m behind you 100%. If Andy listens to you I will send you some potato latkas.

    • Zee says:

      Thank you Lynn – you’ve represented my voice extremely well. Please listen Andy!!
      There is a reason I take time out of my busy day to visit this site – and spend LESS time watching Bravo…think about it.
      Like Tootsie, if this happens I’d be more than happy to send some homemade Buckeyes…mmmmmmmm.

  11. Melanie says:

    YAY Lynn! You are always right to the point. I beg you Andy listen to this.. as Bravo loyal viewer I just can’t tolerate Jill or Kelly anymore. Enough of their negative personality traits. They should not be rewarded for such ridiculous actions.

  12. error 404 says:

    pretty funny recap from season 1 reunion show

  13. Grand&Fairbanks says:

    I have a relative that has worked at NBC and their subsidiaries for over 20 years. This is the gossip around the office about RHONY:

    Sonja – IN
    Ramona – IN

    Bravo has a small list of housewives they want to approach to come on the show. Up for replacement are:

    Kelly – everyone saw this coming. Talk is they want to phase her out.

    LuAnn – Bravo does not like BORING. She is tanking in polls, blogs, housewives chatter, etc. Corte was more popular.

    Now things get interesting:
    Bravo knows this show runs on drama. Guess what they want? Yes — ALEX and Jill drama. Sonja won’t engage. Ramona is an instigator not fighter.

    Alex will be approached first. IF she says yes — then Jill will be signed. If Alex says no — Jill gets replaced.

    If Jill had brains, she would stop all her stupid PR tricks of fighting during. She would stop all the trolls she has sent out fighting with Simon, Alex, and other bloggers. She might want to focus a little bit more on trying to look good. If Alex doesn’t come back then stick a fork in Jill – cuz she is done.

    She also needs to back off her reunion comments about her not coming back if Alex comes back. She really needs to do something not housewives related to get fans back to liking her. Her “Q” rating is still declining.

    Bethenny is the only one where it is up to her if she wants to or not. She is totally undecided right now but Bravo will wait for her. She has several weeks to make a decision.

    Karma — it’s like a gift from baby jesus. It just keeps giving and giving.

    Again – just gossip – but it comes from inside the NBC walls. Please understand that I can not say more about the source. You can take it for what its worth which I know isn’t much but time will tell.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Grand&Fairbanks, thanks for the gossip. Keep it coming. You gave me something to envision – Jill’s tantrum she’s going to throw when she hears Alex was approached first by the execs. Tee hee! Thanks for that and have a great evening!

    • error 404 says:

      I can’t say I’m surprised.

      B vs J gave them huge ratings and a lot of buzz. A J vs A feud would be classic, if a bit “been there done that”. The gloves will really come off though if it happens. For all her scrappiness B doesn’t really do confrontation, but Alex proves she will. In a big way. And J never had “like a sista” feeling towards Alex, so it’s game on.

      I feel bad for Countless Lulu. She’s pathetic, but still I have a soft spot for her.

      Kiki… I still cant figure out how Kiki even got on season 3 and I’ve said it before, how many people do you know are escorted out of work but still keep their job.

    • Jennifer says:

      So we either get both Jill and Alex or neither? Well then I vote both because Jill will gave to a. say yes I came back even with Alex and b. we know she came back BECAUSE Alex said yes….. If Alex says no Jill will spin herself leaving as couldn’t take drama….

      • error 404 says:

        this is what I don’t get. If Alex says yes, then Bravo wants Jills, but Jill could still say no.

        I agree that she’d probably save face and make some “I decided I was more mature and could deal with Alex after all, so I took the high road, again” comment.

        • anitabee says:

          Jill is the biggest media whore of all the housewives. She is dying to be asked back. If the show was just Alex, Simon and Jill — Jill would say yes. Bravo knows exactly what Jill is and what she’d do.

          No way would that beast ever say no to any tv time under any show. She already filmed a scene for Jonathan Cheban new E!channel reality show.

    • Interesting and is exciting to see what does happen next! 🙂

      For Jill to know that Alex may have control over whether or not Jill will be in season 4 must be killing her! LOL! How ironic that Alex holds jill’s fate in the palm of her hand. Almost like Alex is holding two apples and Jill has her hand outstretched waiting…

      • anutha hata says:

        Even if you really are not an insider—I LOVE this theory.
        But only because it is interesting, and would Piss Jill off.
        The fake fight scenes with Alex & Jill were some of my least favorite this season.
        But I do believe that Jill hates Alex.
        My ideal line up would be get rid of Jill & Kelly, and pick-up the cast of Bethenny’s show.
        I also agree with Lynn in that I could take or leave the Countess.
        She probably really needs the money, and she hasn’t done anything too horrible.
        I also agree with Lynn’s use of the word, “disturbing”, applied to Kelly & Jill. Because that nailed it.
        I personally don’t plan on going through another season being disturbed after watching them, and not getting closure even after THREE! re-union shows.
        I don’t want to see Jill jump out the window, I just want her to please leave.

    • Wow thanks!
      I am so glad that u wrote this bc this is EXACTLY what I imagined would be happening. As much as everyone hates Jill, she brings ratings especially with her fight with Alex so I wouldn’t be surprised if she came back, I also wouldn’t mind watching her bump heads with Alex for another season, especially now that Alex is more popular and u all know that is killing her. Love her or hate her – she creates a lot of buzz.

      Kelly – I think she shouldn’t come back, but she gave them great ratings. She paid for the Virgin Islands trip 10 fold with that craziness she pulled. So I don’t know how they will handle it. I think they want to keep her, but I think there may be a moral/ethical issue if they keep her since she clearly has problems. I envision them keeping her in the beginning to peak peoples interest and then replacing her mid season.

      I think B will come back. Why not? It’s an extra pay check+free advertising for her products+free advertising for her new show. She is too smart of a business woman to not come back.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        I don’t think that thereis any way that Alex would every say no, she clearly wants to come back, and we KNOW Simon wants to come back LOL

        Simon even tweeted something about Bravo should invite Alex back and Alex was the only one during the reunion that indicated she really wanted to come back. (well Sonja did too!)

        Luann was so cocky at the reunion jokingly saying “No” when everyone knows she is dying to come back, she thinks she is in no danger of getting cut….I so hope this NBC insider has it right and nothing changes. I love this scenero!

        • anitabee says:

          Maybe Bravo is trying to teach Jill a lesson. She keeps trying to run the show and forgetting that Bravo runs the show. How humilating will it be for Jill to have to eat her words about not coming back if Alex comes back?

          Then if Alex and Jill come back – Jill would know she’s only on there because Alex said ok, let’s go another round.

          Maybe Jill can have her media people plant stories that Alex is coming back to ensure her place on the show?

        • Stella says:

          I hope LuAnn does come back. She seemed to be changing her tune a little. I don’t think she wanted to be on team Kelly. I’d like to see how she acts w/a boyfriend also.

          • Quincy IL says:

            She did a good analysis at the reunion. I think Lulu could be a nice person now that the Count is out of the picture.

      • Snarkapalooza says:

        “Kelly – I think she shouldn’t come back, but she gave them great ratings. She paid for the Virgin Islands trip 10 fold with that craziness she pulled. So I don’t know how they will handle it. I think they want to keep her, but I think there may be a moral/ethical issue if they keep her since she clearly has problems. ”

        It would be incredibly unethical of Bravo to keep her on the show. Kelly is a real-life Howard Beale.

        • tuzentswurth says:

          Please, lose Jill and Kelly. Luann could go too. She is underhanded and classless.

        • Go To Sleep says:

          Yah I think that all the things most of us, and Lynn, hate about Kelly and Jill is what Bravo loves about them- they get people talking and tuning in. Everyone tuned into the reunion to see what would be said to Kelly and Jill, nothing else. The reunion could have been called “The Jill, Kelly and Bethenny catfight” for all the concentration it had on those 3.

      • TLM says:

        She may not think the paycheck is worth it; If Bravo continues to give her her own show, or she finds an even better deal elsewhere that futhers her brand, like a food or cooking show, what does she need RH for? She doesn’t. She is probably developing a show with Food Network or NBC as we speak. I think RH served its purpose for her, which she was always open about, and now she’s ready to move on. Plus she has a company to run and a child to raise.

        The others might pretend they are the same, but the reality is that Avery and Ally are grown up, and Biff and Muffy (I forget Luann’s kids’ names) are almost grown up. Jill doesn’t really have a job other than Bravo, Alex is a consultant with a couple of clients and , Luann and Sonja are mostly ladies of leisure, and Kelly is a hot mess. Bethenny definitely has the most going on of any of them. She doesn’t need advertising for her new SHOW, she needs advertising for her BRAND – that’s what this is all moving toward.

    • Ches says:

      If this is true it must be eating away at Jill’s insides, the fact that she would be indebted to Alex.
      My only problem that I have with this entire Alex/Jill scenario is Alex is a little too clean of a fighter when going at it with Jill. She needs to get down and dirty every so often.
      OT – Does RHONJ’s Ashley suffer from male-pattern baldness? I swear, that stupid looking beret-like thing must have fused to the skin on her head and can’t be removed. She irritates the hell out of me and that thing on her head just makes it worse.
      It would look better stuffed in her mouth.

    • Maddiegirl says:

      I don’t understand the Alex and Jill thing. Love Alex and think she could take on the evil Zarin. I just cannot watch Jill’s disgusting behavior anymore. If they want controversy, put Ramona front and center. At least she has redeeming qualities after her foot-in-mouth disease acts up.

    • Seriously, housewives, the way things stand now, is DONE. Kiki shitted on it, then Jill lit a torch to it. I advise that Alex say NO and then jump over to Bethenny’s show. She’s more of a co-star anyway, let’s face it. And, Simon will come with. Stick a fork in the NY brand for a short while and revamp.

      I too have a soft spot for LuAnn. At the top of reunion show 1, right after the Humpty Dumpty dubbing, LuAnn was busted a few times fully enjoying the shots B. was firing off at K. She covered her mouth as if she wasn’t in control of her giggles and snickers…and that’s the power of B.

      Please. Alex will do great whatever she does but she doesn’t need that toxicity in her/family’s life. If this hot tea is actually true, say NO Alex. See you at BGM? And, everything else that follows.

      • Go To Sleep says:

        THere is no way they would stop RHoNY after the killer ratings they brought this season! This is not about who the viewers would want to have dinner with, it’s about the numbers and love Jill and Kelly or hate them, they brought the numbers. Kelly’s behavior on that VI trip was Bravo’s wetdream. If they had just shut up on Twitter and Facebook, they would both be shoe-ins for next season. But Kelly is such a damn idiot. I do hope she’s gone next season, though.

        • @Go to Sleep (love the name!)

          Calm down sister. I definitely KNOW that it’s all about ratings. I guess I phrased my comment wrong. I WISH they would kill until it’s revamped. I totally get that this is what they’ve been gunning for all along. Drama drama drama. Ratings ratings ratings.

  14. error 404 says:

    sorry, i just love this one

    • anniieee says:

      That always makes me snort…like like amazing stuff!!

    • sophie says:

      HILARIOUS!!!!!! I’m dying right now. Thanks for the laugh, I needed it. I’ll save this and watch it along with Toddlers & Tiara’s Makenzie…what a riot.

    • tuzentswurth says:

      Thanks very much! That was like, amazing and stuff. It was like so real and genuine. It really emphasizes the point that like Kelly is like a genuine, real MORON.

  15. CdnFillie says:

    wow I always felt they were going to bring both Alex and Jill and that was going to be the storyline next year. I never thought they would ask Alex first and if she’s in then Jill is, if not Jill isn’t. Interesting process, but wouldn’t that be SWEEETTT if Alex has a say on wether or not Jill comes back …gotta love it

  16. Peary85 says:

    Lynn,

    I hope that Bravo listens to you and takes you seriously as it would be a great improvement to the show and the network.

  17. WindyCityWondering says:

    Andy,
    Lynn puts alot of time into creating a place for RHONY to come and discuss the show! There are no lunatics, over the top nasty or cruel hearted folks here – what is discussed is heartfelt, sometimes humorous and witty. We all like the show, we all don’t like what some of the characters on the show do!
    This is entertainment first and foremost, we all understand the extent of the reality shown. But when one character consistantly undermines both Bravo and her cast mates – it’s not entertaining. And when another character most definately shows signs of mental illness and may be dangerous to herself and fellow cast mates – that is disturbing and something most viewers do not want to watch. We’d like to continue to watch RHONY, we would appreciate you making it a show we want to watch! Get rid of the garbage and give us some ladies who represent the big apple!

  18. Kokuanani says:

    Lynn, I have a question that relates to your “stats.”

    I have one window open on my computer with your blog on it. Throughout the day, I read, then minimize the window, then maximize it and read again. This happens several times through out the day. Thus I’m continuously “signed in,” but I’m making several “visits.”

    Are each of these “visits” counted separately, or is it only counted as one “visit” since I never close the window, sign out and sign back in.

    I’m raising this because, if my pattern only counts for one “visit,” it’s inaccurate, since I really visit several times a day. I want this blog to get full credit for the actual number of “visits,” [are you listening/reading Andy?], and if it takes my signing out and signing in again, I’ll do it. It’s a pain, but I’d do it.

  19. Chattycat says:

    As usual, very well said, Lynne. Note to Andy: I second everything Lynne just blogged with one addition: If Jill and Kelly stay, you will lose one very loyal fan, who has watched the Housewives since Day One. I may just be one person, but I know that there are many who feel the same. Please don’t disappoint us, Andy.

  20. Chattycat says:

    As usual, very well said, Lynne. You can speak for me anytime. Note to Andy: I second everything Lynne just blogged with one addition: If Jill and Kelly stay, you will lose one very loyal fan, who has watched the Housewives since Day One. I may just be one person, but I know that there are many who feel the same. Please don’t disappoint us, Andy.

    • Jennifer says:

      Oh some tweet to Kelly please? Nice charity- this makes me think Kelly and her ex not as close as she wants plp to think

      Anyone watching RHONJ? T is such scum

      • Melanie says:

        I’m DVRing jersey wives to watch later.Husband has to watch Pawn Stars.

      • tuzentswurth says:

        Can’t even watch some phony “rich” trash….11 million in debt. What kind of people rob other people that way? I wish they’d go to jail.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Another “tidbid” from the meet & greet with Silex – Giles is NOT involved at all with Kelly and has very little to do with his children.

      The children spend most of their time with nanny’s and assistants, they said Kelly has A LOT of help, but not Giles.

      • ShyAsrai says:

        egad. one parent of a lesser mental age, the other a disinterested serial modelizer. poor kids. one can only hope that someone sane and motherly slips through KKB’s radar. i can imagine her hiring only suitably sycophantic types…

      • Snarkapalooza says:

        Very sad and not at all surprising. He strikes me as even more self-involved than Kelly.

      • talltank says:

        Isn’t this the way Bethenny was brought up? Kelly’s daughters seem to have some moxie – at least a lot more than their mother – so I expect they’ll grow up just fine…only, like Bethenny, they may decide to having nothing to do with with their mother.

        • I posted this below but it’s more relevant here. Kelly and the girls this past Father’s Day. Not even a mention or shout out to pops. Interesting!

  21. $16,000 purse says:

    Yes, please g-d get Kelly and Jill off this show. I absolutely can’t watch them. It’s just to sickening!

  22. Jennifer says:

    That dress ( you’ll know when u see it) is not right for Teresa at ALL

    • Melanie says:

      Can’t wait. Her and Jacqueline keep wearing layers off black along with large accessories to down play their baby weight gains.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Thats why Teresa is ripping Bethenny apart, another jealous one because B looks so great so soon after giving birth.

        • tuzentswurth says:

          I was thin and fit before my pregnancies. After giving birth, I immediately was able to resume wearing my pre-preg clothes. I gained only 22-25 pounds each time. I’m not bragging, that is just how my genetics and metabolism were. Not everyone fits this profile. With birth, you not only lose the weight of the baby, but also what you gained for placental wt, extra circulatory fluid volume, etc. No big mystery for Bethanny, no big conspiracies. She had a 4 lb. preemie, c-section. I am not surprised that she returned to her figure so quickly. Some people have that luck, as did I. I just didn’t have to struggle with weight when I was younger. I know, I was very lucky. Now that I’m 30 years older, I’m 30 pounds heavier and can’t seem to budge my extra pounds. No matter, because looks, age, weight or whatever don’t define anyone as a person. It is the kind of person we are to our fellow humans and animals we share the world with. And that my friends, is why we hate Jill Zarin and will continue to be appalled by her until she really, really changes. I’m not holding my breath.

    • Jennifer says:

      Sorry- I am so disgusted by this party when they’re 11 million in debt, I wanna throw up…. I have to change channel- must break RH addiction

  23. desertgal66 says:

    My concern, if Alex and Jill both remain on the show, and if Jill continues the “feud” and Alex continues to stand up for herself, is that Jill will find a way to hurt Alex and Simon both professionally and personally. She’s already tried in several ways, with planting the rumor that Alex is “off” the show, with her comment about Alex posing nude in Simon’s place of business, and with her attempts, through Kelly, to damage Bethenny’s career by rating her as a “cook” rather than a “chef” and suggesting that her food “isn’t all that good”.

    Jill fights dirty, she looks for weak spots, and she goes for the jugular. And like it or not, through Bawby, she probably does have considerably more resources than Alex and Simon, both financially and socially. While I doubt that anyone would blacklist Alex and Simon on Jill’s say so, Jill could also very well continue her public and personal vendetta to the point that it could cause A&S mental distress. It’s not emotionally easy to have someone feeding negativity about you to the press, even when the blurbs aren’t true. In fact, I would imagine it’s even harder when the blurbs aren’t true, because then it is just hurtful, and it has to be tiresome to have to continue defending yourself repeatedly. Talk about systematic bullying…

    Jill’s position on the show, if she returns, will likely become more precarious as she continues her nasty behavior, which will only encourage her to fight dirtier.

    If they both return, I wish Alex the best, and I hope she and Simon can weather the hits.

    • error 404 says:

      eh

      Jill has continuously bashed Silex’s parenting skills on the show, and she along with the other wives have openly scoffed at their book. Their book is going into it’s second printing and is doing very well. Compared to Countless Lulu’s book, for example, it’s doing amazingly well.

      • desertgal66 says:

        Okay?

        That still doesn’t mean that Jill’s continued public attacks on Alex are any less hurtful.

        • error 404 says:

          I just think her power lies mainly in her head. Her continual public attacks mostly harm her tanking reputation.

          Ex: the nudie photos came out over a year ago. Simon’s Hotel has had plenty of time to fire him if they thought it was an issue. Her efforts may be evil, but the result seems to be mainly that Jill comes off as an ass.

          • desertgal66 says:

            I don’t disagree with you. Just saying that Jill comes out looking more and more like an ass the more she does it, but Alex still has to read/hear about it. And hurtful is hurtful.

            • anitabee says:

              But how much more can Jill take before she snaps and has a breakdown ala Kelly?

              She does suffer from delusions of graduer. If this goes on another season and Jill cracks on camera; ca-ching! Bravo wins.

            • tuzentswurth says:

              I think you have to know you need a really thick skin to go into these endeavors. If the heat is too much, you need to get out of the kitchen

          • I agree that jill thinks she has more power than she actually does. Right now, anything she does is received largely with doubt or ridicule. Nobody takes her seriously now and jill is blamed for a lot of the stuff any of her trolly fans/family/friends are doing. Regardless if jill has any knowledge of their doings, what they are doing has definitely backfired and harmed her rep.

            But I also think that jill’s harassment, if continued and/or taken to further extremes, could very well cause Alex and Simon mental distress and they’ll be able to deal with that should it happen. Right now, Alex has said anything jill says against her gives her oxygen. I think Alex’s biggest relief comes from actually having confronted jill and standing up for herself and her family. That is a win in itself. It’s a great release when you finally confront a bully and say enough, you are not going to hurt me again!

            The nude photo issue was largely ineffective from the start as jill just shows herself to be a hypocrite when she supported kelly in her nude photos, but yet is trying to call out Alex a few years or so after the photos came out.

            Jill can’t win for losing, but that’s ok with me! LOL! 😛

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              Jill was going for a swan song with the Alex photos – none of the others had a problem with nude pictures – so Jill screamed about them! She doesn’t have the power she thinks she has and IMO fans will keep it real if she tries to continue with her dirty tricks!

  24. ShyAsrai says:

    if either Jill or Kelly is back on next season, Bravo will have lost me as a faithful from-day-1-viewer. pretentious LuLu is boring but not offensive.

    women going about their daily lives with money most of us don’t have can be very interesting, but mean and stupid women don’t attract me.

    that said, i absolutely LOVE that Alex holds Jill’s future on the show in her hands. if that’s true, the idea of Jill’s seething rage is enjoyable.

  25. boston02127 says:

    I can take my hazmat outfit off now, the NJ show is over.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      gotta agree – that show is the skunk of the Bravo Housewives franchise! I can’t believe they had Elvira (from BGM?) on to plan Teresa’s housewarming event. She would be the Jill Zarin of that show if they are using her as a replacement…..

  26. Laura says:

    WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!

    WTG Lynn! VERY well said….Hopefully he understands and takes to heart what the fans want!

    WoooooooHoooooo! (sorry for the Vicki G. imitation!)

  27. Jennifer says:

    JZ needs Danielle’s PR people- she has an answer for every question, she was ready!

    • Jennifer says:

      Oh she almost had me as a fan- sounded good until she said I like JZ, she and Kelly are the sweetest women- sorry lost my vote

      • desertgal66 says:

        Well, you know, I have no doubt that JZ and Kelly can be sweet. IF they consider you their equal and/or you can do something for them, then, one on one, I imagine they can ass kiss with the best of them.

        My kids could be really sweet when they were Kelly’s mental age, too. Course, they alternated that with spinning their heads around on their necks and beating the bejeebers out of each other.

        Besides, you know, Danielle, Kelly, and Jill probably teach other voodoo. I’ll bet Kelly’s poking a pin into a doll with long dark hair right now…

  28. Adgirl says:

    If Alex is offerred a position next season then she won against Jill. Period.

    • ShyAsrai says:

      agreed! just the fact that the decision itself rests with Alex is a humiliation for the Jealous Witch of the East.

  29. zoekayla says:

    Lynn, You are a genius! That was your best blog ever! Andy will read it…we know he knows about you, and most likely keeps up with your daily posts. I hope he “listens” to you. Thanks for including us in your comments – we are SOLIDLY behind you.
    Go, Lynn!

  30. Jennifer says:

    OMG! Danielle can actually sing- not fan of song but it’s not bad

    • Jennifer says:

      Meant her voice isn’t that bad- song was sorta crappy IMHO

    • ShyAsrai says:

      she can MOSTLY carry a tune, but completely forgettable. perhaps with some training she could do something with it.

      but she’s just too icky to take seriously.

      PS: what is with the dresses up to the whazoo with some of these so-called ‘grown’ women? i’ve always taught my daughters “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should – and that covers behavior AND clothing.”

  31. Scorpiosue says:

    Lynn,

    You said everything I’ve been thinking. Be fearless Andy. If you got someone as fabulous as Sonja Morgan more people would tune in. Notice how the bitchy Jen was not liked at all yet the nice and dynamic Sonja was a hit? That is a clue to the type of people that viewers want to see. Bethenny is bringing you viewers and great numbers. Take that an run. Bring Bethenny and HER friends back. Leave the toxicity off the show.

  32. Kelly-Has-Big-Shoulders says:

    Great blog as usual. I agree 100%

  33. twoile says:

    Great take on the letter t0 Andy, I whole hartedlyagree, thank you Lynn.

  34. floridagirl88 says:

    You go girl! I hope Andy gets the message.

  35. Olivia says:

    Dear Andy:

    While you are at it, please pull the plug on Ben Weiner as well! Enough of that kid already. What kind of parents does this 13 yr old have who encourage his viewing of any of the Housewives show for crying out loud! He should be watching iCarly, or perhaps Hanna Montana, but to have a 13 yr old obsessing over a bunch of women old enough to be his grandmother is very, very weird.

    Those other kids at camp should have a fantastic “pants party” waiting for him upon arrival! This kids needs help!

  36. kats2 says:

    Great blog Lynn I totally agree!!!

  37. Olivia says:

    Judging from Theresa’s latest “spending spree”, that party had to set her back by at least $50,000. The food, drink, furniture, outside lights, servers, red carpet, dishware, utensils, fire eater, flowers, and the payment owed to Elvira for services rendered. Throw in the make up artist, new dress, etc. and it probably cost much more than I am giving it credit. Wonder if Elvira was paid in full?

    Did anyone notice the huge mirror in the bedroom that took up the entire wall? Holy guacamole, is anything paid for in that house of horrors? The whole event was a disgusting display of excess made even more so by what we now know.

    • desertgal66 says:

      Didn’t they file for bankruptcy right around the time of the party? I imagine it worked like this:

      Throw big party.
      File for bankruptcy immediately thereafter to avoid paying.

      I’ll bet Teresa actually paid very little, if anything, for this party.

    • RileyKitty says:

      Was this the same “Elvira” on Bethenny’s show?

      • desertgal66 says:

        I dunno, but she sure is a bitch. No offense intended, and Teresa had it coming, but if a party planner walked into my home and acted that way, I’d kick her ass to the curb.

        • Olivia says:

          There was probably a quid quo pro at play here. Elvira got t.v. time to boost her business, Theresa got some sort of discount in return.

          But that party looked liked it was thrown in the Fall which is about the same time those two grifters filed for bankruptcy.

          Amazing. And they have “fans” out there who see no problem with this form of excess.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Yes it was the same Elvira – I’m smelling a replacement tryout. Kim G isn’t interesting and Dina is gone………..

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Yes! That was the Elvira and she told reporters today that she was replacing Dina as a housewife and Andy Cohen said, “no, she’s not!” LMAO

  38. kats2 says:

    Lynn or anyone who knows – stupid question – What’s the difference between subscribers and subscriptions and what helps you the most?

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I”m not 100% positive but I think one gets an email when I post a new blog and the other is registered to comment on the blog???

      Maybe some one else knows better?

  39. Came across this comment on an article about Kelly’s assault case. Mind you, this is over a year ago.

    12:02:54 PM
    Apr 1, 2009

    Kelly and her lawyer are blaming the victim for her abusive ways. Kelly is a sorry excuse for a woman. Kelly needs to own up to the fact that she abused her boyfriend and she got jailed for it. I don’t understand why NBC Universal and Bravo is continuing to support this abuser. I’ve started a petition to force them to remove her from the Rela Housewives of NYC. Email NBCU at NBCUniSupport at nbcuni dot com and Bravo at bravofeedback at bravotv dot com and DEMAND that they remove Kelly from the show!
    Report Offensive Post Report Offensive Post

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/03/31/2009-03-31_nicholas_stefanov_boyfriend_of_real_hous.html#ixzz0rYCF6g5O

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      maybe she can do charitable things for abuse victims/domestic violence…..

      • kellyhannah says:

        http://www.etonline.com/news/2009/06/75058/index.html

        Kelly was quoted in the above link.

        “The truth has been exposed and the charges against me will be dismissed,” Bensimon told People. “It is now time to continue to focus on raising my beautiful girls, pursuing my career, and raising awareness against domestic violence.”

        • LynnNChicago says:

          She was sentenced to community service which means she either pled guilty or just bargained her way out. Either way she wasn’t innocent!

          If Mario beat Ramona I’ll bet he wouldn’t be on Bravo anymore, sponsors would be screaming!!!

        • m293131 says:

          It sounds to me that Kelly was accepted into a program for first time offenders where they are on probation for a year or more and if they are not arrested again the charge will be removed from their record. I think you have to plead guilty to get into that program.

        • I find it interesting that Kelly beat her boyfriend, and then wants to raise awareness about domestic violence. She bullied the women on the vacation, and now she wants to raise awareness about bullying.
          Are we seeing a pattern here?

          • fairydusted says:

            Yup….Girl is a bucket full of crazy. Either she truly is delusional or merely a freaking liar. Just sayin;

        • tuzentswurth says:

          Well, now that she successfully eliminated domestic violence she can concentrate on eradicating bullying. What a moron!

          • jennifer says:

            I was thiking about this too. Kelly claims 4 on 1 is never ok, but even she admits Sonja didn’t bully and even said Alex didn’t pick on her, so at most it’s 2 on 1 and we all saw Ramona was bascially drinking her wine so that is 1 on 1 and there is no way that is bullying- that is just an argument. So even if you buy her “bullying” argument the facts as Kelly states them doesn’t make sense…..

            • tuzentswurth says:

              It really seemed to me that B was low key and wanting to kind of lick her wounds so to speak. She had A LOT going on emotionally. Kelly was the loud mouth butt-in obnoxious idiot that stirred things up. It is pathetic that someone dealing with the loss of a parent, especially when the relationship was difficult had to endure an insensitive MORON like kkb. B was talking with Sonja, Kelly was butting in with hostility and aggression. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Kelly’s troubles with the law. She’ll flip again on the wrong person.

  40. Olivia says:

    So are we to conclude that Bravo will invite Alex back with Jill’s invitation resting solely on Alex’s acceptance?

    Because this is where they more or less lost me. Inviting Alex back, along with Jill, suggests that the viewers will be treated to more crapola dished out by Jill as no one in their right mind will buy into a Jill/Alex/Simon lovefest. I know I won’t.

    Either scenario does not do it for me. Jill attacking Silex, or Silex making nice with Jill. Just won’t wash. Getting rid of Kelly and Jill is the only solution because another series of this hatefest is just unnatural on so many levels.

    And as Ben Weiner seems to be just another “Housewife in training”, perhaps he could fill the slot of whomever does not make the cut. Can’t wait until August when he returns from camp for another call-in!

    • cusi77 says:

      @Olivia__ I was very surprised how much TV time they gave to that kid!

      Danielle has a nice voice (my humble opinion) BUT … that was… what? Am I getting too old? I s she now looking for new horizons?

      • Capiche says:

        Yeah, that whole lesbian vibe threw me but then, Danielle being who she is, probably did that to get some attention. The song wasn’t catchy, entertaining but it was…good.

        • Olivia says:

          She seems to be reaching out to the gay audience with that song.

          Have to admit her voice was much better than Lu Ann’s.

          Is she having an affair with Lori Mitchell? I have no clue and though it does not disturb me to think that Sonja may be enjoying both sexes, something about Danielle makes it feel dirty instead.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          maybe she wants to be the new CHER?????

          • jennifer says:

            Maybe that is who the tape was made with……ew! And yes, whoever said she better then LuLu, that sums it up- she’s not great but better then LuLu and Kim Z.

      • fairydusted says:

        I know, right!

    • anitabee says:

      I think the Alex vs Jill would be a classic David vs Goliath. Alex is very smart compared to Jill. All it takes is one perfectly aimed shot and the jackhole would be down for the count.

      I would love to hear the Vegas odds on this one.

      • Snarkapalooza says:

        “I think the Alex vs Jill would be a classic David vs Goliath. Alex is very smart compared to Jill.”

        Anitabee, my toaster is very smart compared to Jill.

    • dumberries says:

      I’m not sure I’m buying it either. I get that feuds seem to be the running theme on all the Housewives shows (and they do attract viewers), but the Zarin vs. Bethenny fiasco raised the bar. We watched someone trying to start/stage a feud on camera, just like in all the Housewives shows. But, it wasn’t over a rude statement or disapproval of someone’s behavior, like most of the contrived feuds on the other HW shows. In the case of HWNYC Season 3, the intended victim didn’t even know she was “feuding” with the villain, the victim played innocent (because she was), and we watched a real life evil person trying to reek havoc and control the lives of an unknowing targets, while trying to position herself as the “good, wronged one”. All the while, thinking she had pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes. Then, we got to watch the evil one fail miserably, help the intended victim become more beloved, and have her true evil self revealed to the world as she continued to do dastardly deeds like threaten reviewers, criticize viewers, and try to strong-arm her tv employer. It’s almost like a fable – so many morals to the story. Pretty complex psychological stuff for reality fare. I don’t think something as obvious as Zarin vs. Alex would be interesting or satisfying at this point. Just my opinion. Hopefully, we’ll know within the next couple of weeks if the NBC gossip is on target.

      • anitabee says:

        I believe Jill is on the verge of getting replaced. What would she do on the show if not fight, backstab, and upsell Zarin fabrics and her book?

        I for one can not watch Kelly follow Jill’s lead another season. The Jill/LuAnn/Kelly team was hard to watch. Does Jill like anyone on this show?

        I wonder if Alex really does want to come back? She did write that Jill is trying to get her fired. Is Jill the new Danielle? Stalking Alex and trying to destroy Alex like she’s going to destroy Kate Gosselin? I wouldn’t want Alex to exit out like Dina.

        You’re right though we should know soon who comes back.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Last summer, Jill held out for more money and there was quite the discussion that some of the cast had higher pay checks than others. Perhaps, Bethenny had a better deal than Jill on the NYHousewives too. The producers probably saw that star quality in Bethenny. What’s Jill’s story line? Horrors…her daughter is going to college. Horrors…. her dog is farting.

  41. Char212 says:

    Dear Andy, if you bother to read all the comments on here please know that I agree with everything Lynn wrote. Thank you and Have a nice day 🙂

    • Quincy IL says:

      I hate the Andy like moderators. They stir the pot and pretend to be everyone’s friend. They see no right or wrong. If it makes money, it’s ok.
      Not my cup of tea.

  42. cusi77 says:

    Holy catfights Lynn!!! I am so proud of you! Yeeyyy! I am behind you… I have your back!

    Thank you for giving voice to all our comments, frustrations and let Andy know how people really feels about Kelly and Jill, Bravo and Andy himself! You care for us, and we care for you!

    Where I have to sign!

    I know, I know… I can be like the lion of OZ… I am a proud Citizen of this Country where we have freedom of speech; in this County I found my courage, faith and peace. Your letter is a piece of my mind, a piece of me being fierce!

    Thank you Lynn…

  43. Well, I’m going to call it and say that Alex will be back for season 4.

    1) Bravo will want Alex back. Alex’s fan base has increased dramatically this year and she and Simon are interesting and still quirky. They’re fun. Unconventional, yet quite normal in their family life.

    2) Alex said herself at the reunion that she would like to come back.

    So, let’s say that Alex will definitely be back.

    What will Jill do?

    Her sister says she had underestimate Jill’s intense desire to be famous.

    Fame vs Alex.

    Fame.

    Alex.

    Jill is very predictable.

    • But if jill is back in season 4, I won’t watch her scenes. I will not support that woman and all the bad things she has done.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Jill will be back and so will Alex. I’m glad that Alex isn’t taking it anymore. Sonja will rise above Jill as the Queen Bee of NYC and that is going to kill Jill. We will all have a great time watching Jill struggle in the mud next year.

  44. Capiche says:

    Just logged on to see if anyone caught WWHL. I did! And Danielle’s song was not too bad. I was really surprised by her voice. It’s much better than LuAnn’s! Who would have thought??!!! She’s still crazy and lying all over the place. But the girl can sing! Watching RHONJ now and I hope Teresa looks at these episodes and takes notes on how and why she became bankrupt. My housewarming party had people over, some liquor, some food, music and I got gifts. No gold chairs, fire-eaters or red carpet. But then again, I still have my house!

    Now to the Albie situation, some might disagree with me, but a 1.9 is not going to cut it in law school, dude! Learning disability or not. Law, like medicine, is a specialized profession. I don’t want a doctor with a learning disability operating on me, nor do I want a lawyer that has to reread legal documents three times before he understands. Sorry. It is what it is! I feel sorry for him though! He should go into the stripper/carwashing business with his brother.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      You have a really good point. I felt bad for Albie but even if he reads everything 3 times and finally passes the bar after 5 years, who would want him to represent them if he can’t read and understand the police reports, evidence, contracts, etc.

      Attorney’s need to be able to read and comprehend extremely well. Maybe he should look at another career.

      • Kokuanani says:

        I don’t watch NJ, but I’ll chime in based solely on folks’ comments:

        These days, “quality” law schools are basing their admissions decisions almost solely on an applicant’s score on the LSAT. As you slide down the pole of law school rankings, you don’t have to have as high a score, and they don’t count as heavily, but unless Albie is planning on attending Back-of-the-Matchbook U, he’s gonna have a hard time getting into law school with his credentials.

    • Quincy IL says:

      He has to pass the bar. Even John Kennedy Jr. had to take that test 3 times.

      Albie needs a tutor, Mom. He needs to study non stop and work his tail off.

      • emt2 says:

        My fiance is currently studying for the bar and it’s a very difficult exam. It’s difficult for him and he graduated from an Ivy League Law School and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.

        I think that Albie needs to work harder and be more disciplined. Why he is approaching his mother about his bad grades so late in the game? Seems to me that he should have been studying all the time and not appearing on the show as much. We hardly ever see Lauren because she was busy with school.

        I agree with everyone who said that they wouldn’t want a lawyer who has learning disabilities. I wouldn’t want a surgeon who had vision problems! I don’t want a lawyer who has comprehension problems!

        I do feel bad about his disability but something tells me that he isn’t disciplined enough and he seems like a rich spoiled kid whose mother takes care of everything for him.

        • Quincy IL says:

          In one of our hardware store, there was a man at the counter with dylexia. He inverted numbers on the lumber. It was so frustrating for the customers, but lawyer threatened the store because the man had a disability. Bad for everyone including the man who would get yelled at because he made so many errors.

          • MAMAZ says:

            I don’t mind if my doctor or lawyer has a learning disability. If they were determined enough to overcome that disability and managed to graduate and pass additinal tests like the bar exam then I would bet they would be pretty good at their job.
            Maybe Albie should spend less time on TV and more time at the library.

  45. kellyhannah says:

    Does anyone have sales numbers or ranking of the book sales of each cast member?
    also
    Does anyone know if Zarin Fabrics is suffering due to Jill?
    If so I would think Bobby would not want Jill to continue on RHNYC.
    ( not that I think for a min that she would CHOOSE to not be on the show if asked….no f-ing way would she do that )

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I don’t know the rankings, evidently only the publisher knows the exact number of books sold. You can see how many sold on Amazon but that wouldn’t count anything sold anywhere else.

      The few reports that I’ve seen – Nene sold 9,000 books, Luann sold 7,000 and Jill “claims” to have sold 10,000 so far, but who knoes how accurate that is. Alex & Simon haven’t released any numbers that I know of.

  46. Dani says:

    Excellent blog Lynn, thank you for including all of us as well. We are behind you 100%.

  47. angelofdevs says:

    I agree, I cannot believe that Andy Cohen allows anyone to sabotage the shows. Bad business. I hope that is the end of companies hiring Jill to endorse products, clearly she is not professional.

  48. sophie says:

    I don’t think Jill has the power she feels she’s got. Ramona tried to discredit Alex over those photos way back at their first reunion. Didn’t work. I’ve seen the photos, most of us likely have, they’re no big deal.

    Besides, Jill may have inadvertently done Simon’s hotel a favor. They might get more business from people wanting to stay in the hotel that Alex McCord made famous through suggestive lobby poses.

    Might be nice if Jill stays one more season…just to watch her squirm. Jill against the BRAS…and you know how she hates the word ‘bra’. The one BRA that Jill can’t fit into.

  49. WindyCityWondering says:

    Danielle hit the botox alittle toooooo hard. Guess it matches the lips!

    • Olivia says:

      Fake boobs, fake eyebrows, fake hair, fake cheek implants, fake eyelashes, fake nails.

      That Danielle: all woman!

    • She looks like Shyat! When she took off her blouse for that doctor and posed as if it were Giles Bensimon behind the lens I almost broke out in hives ala Alex M.

      • tuzentswurth says:

        Me too! I wondered what the hell was that little tilt of the head? Duh, you are showing a medical problem to a doctor. Oh sheesh, another moron. I can’t take it.

    • fairydusted says:

      She sure did but of course she said she hasn’t. My hubby noticed as well. Last year it really grossed me out that his wouldn’t mind tappin it. He slept in the guest room for several days.

  50. Olivia says:

    I promised myself, I really did, that last week was the last time I watched NJ. But my Red Sox were off tonight and there was nothing much else on, and the book I was reading was not holding my attention, and I just got in from having dinner with a friend, so I turned it on.

    And there they all were: Trashley with the ever present doily on her head, Jacqueline looking stupider by the week, another facet of Danielle’s body on display, Theresa grabbing every piece of merchandise in site with no intention of paying, and the Two Terrible Kims.

    Kim H appears to have a drinking problem since she even serves Mimosa’s to the customers when opened for business and almost every time we see her she is struggling to stand upright. Kim G, on the other hand, is one of the sneakiest people on t.v. This woman is a straight out viper.

    And I agree with the poster who thinks that Albie may just not be up to earning a law degree with grades as low at that. I am sorry that he may not be able to make his dream come true but as she said, no one wants to be represented, or operated on for that matter, with someone who is at the bottom of the class. It took John Kennedy, Jr. 3 times to pass the NY bar but at least he had managed to graduate law school.

    Why is it that after watching this show I feel so in need of taking a shower????

    • Free Ginger (formerly known as wolverinedg) says:

      As an FYI, the New York bar exam is the toughest bar exam in the country. A very close 2nd is California. The Texas one is pretty damn tough too. 🙂 It really irks me when people equate “flunked the bar exam” to “too stupid to practice law,” especially if they’ve never sat for one. It ain’t 8 hours of circling little dots with a No. 2 pencil, that’s for damn sure!

      • emt2 says:

        You are right. NYC and California bars are the hardest (a friend of mine passed both but it took him multiple times).

        But there is a difference between passing the bar and passing law school. Albie is having problems in school.

        His school probably knows about his condition and allot him some special considerations but there is only so much they can do. There are millions of people who want to go to law school and they can’t even though they have great scores and recommendations. I’m not saying he doesn’t deserve to be there but making straight Ds is unacceptable.

        When I was in graduate school, one of my classmates was foreign and wasn’t fluent in English but she worked really hard and got Bs. Usually grad programs kick you out if your gpa is a C or below. I think that Albie needs to step up his game and stop appearing on the show.

    • Kokuanani says:

      Olivia, I have always loved you. Now I know why:

      But my Red Sox were off tonight

    • Quincy IL says:

      I really don’t know what to think of the women on these reality shows. They know that they are being filmed and they act as though they are oblivious. Maybe, they are too stupid to realize that they will appear to be horrible people. Maybe, they have nice figures, clothes, and make up so they want to be on TV.

      Who knew that the only Bravo Housewife with a talent for singing would be Danielle? Who knew she was now gay? Kim Zolciak…move over. Maybe, Danielle will date Kim Z. No, neither have a dime of their own so that won’t work. Both need men with money. Maybe, their friend Jill Zarin can help them get on the Millionaire band wagon.

  51. RileyKitty says:

    I am so so sorry to all drag queens everywhere but Danielle looked like one on WWHL. I am sorry but she has to had work done, since she looks nothing like she did the first season. She can’t deny it all she wants but come on.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Did Elvira of “Bethenny Gets Married?” get paid. That was a huge investment in that party and Teresa went under right at that time. I bet Elvira’s bill is a part of that 10 million dollar debt and she is waiting for her check. Is that why Teresa has no help? Housekeepers don’t work if that paycheck isn’t there on Friday.

      We pay our bills every month. We have parties, but I shop for the food and cook it for our guests. There may be no red carpet, but I am not a burden on society like Teresa and Joe.

      • vilzvet says:

        Good point Quincy! Housekeepers don’t wait to get paid. She’s doing all the work because she HAS to! They have no cash flow. This episode should have been recut, sorry, with all their recent bankruptcy news, it is only going to enrage viewers. Elvira was cracking me up, though, “No pool? No help? I have a cook and a housekeeper and a nanny…!” heheheh…and she is definitely still waiting for her check!

    • ms molly says:

      She does look like one of those old madams that used to run the whore house.

      • ms molly says:

        Oops!!!!!! My comment was meant for RileyKitty.
        Guess I need to Pay Attention…… Pul-leeze.

  52. Um yea, watching RHONJ… Ashley’s doing make-up for some big event. did I just see someone in “black face”???

  53. It’s actually Carolyn’s daughter. Forgot her name…

  54. m293131 says:

    I have a son with a LD. A person with a LD is not stupid, they just have a different learning style. There are many different tools that my sons uses to get good grades. Computer voice programs and even a pen to take notes.enables him to stay on par It takes my son a moment longer to process information but he has above average IQ. My son works three times as hard as his brother to get good grades. He is attending college in one of the best private colleges in NJ with a scholorship. If schools would work and provide help and support for students with LD they will be able to achieve the success they deserve

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I agree, the schools should support the students with whatever they need, but they also have to be able to preform the duties of the job they intend to hold. In this case, Albie is going to struggle to be a good attorney, there is so much reading involved and judges won’t be patient and help him along in a courtroom like a professor may in a school environment.

      • vilzvet says:

        I was thinking maybe he has dyslexia? But they did not state that, just an unnamed disability…

      • anniieee says:

        I am LD. It is a form of dyslexia-that deals with numbers..reading when I am tired is involved as well. I cannot do math at all as I reverse sequences of numbers. You wouldn’t want me to be your accountant–or teach math to your child. A person with learning disabilities need to find out their strengths. I teach art–love my job, love my students, love art. I struggle with teaching perspective–have trouble processing visually in my head to the board. YOU figure it out as you get older. He needs another profession..not going to work for him–unless with his connections, he immediately goes into local politics–and has people working for him.

    • Bosandi says:

      I rarely watch NJ, they make my skin itch. Somehow I caught snippets of this episode and I felt sorry for Albie and his mother. Her statement is true, when your child hurts, you hurt 10x more.

      I agree with the posters who said that LD people have to work much harder. I teach on the college level and colleges do offer services to help these students – from making special arrangements for test taking (more time allotted and a different test taking environment), tutoring, plus the professor is notified of their disability. I’ve taught LD students and found their grades and work effort superior to those with no disability.

      If Albie has taken advantage of every service the school has to offer and is seriously working hard, then maybe law isn’t the career for him. I’m rooting for him and hope he proves his school wrong.

      So what’s the minimum GPA for law school? It’s a 3.0 for grad school and some schools will allow you to make 1 C and you have to repeat the course. If you get 2 Cs then it’s time to reassess your education goals.

      • MAMAZ says:

        Lawyers have clerks and secretaries who do a great deal of the work for them. There is no reason that Albie cannot be a lawyer in spite of a learning disability. But he will have to work harder than someone without a disablity.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Caroline gets into his learning issues on her latest blog. When you couple his learning disability with parents telling him he can be anything he wants it will be a problem! The HS counselor likely told mother and son what areas he should go into and it pissed both of them off. Yes we hurt for our children but I don’t keep encouraging mine to go in a direction they are likely to fail at again and again.

    • Squirrels says:

      “When Jill realized that she could no longer sell her motives as pure, she moved on to talking about how awful the environment was when she arrived on the island and how she understood why Kelly left. In her words, it was like facing a firing squad, except there were no bullets which seems like a pretty key part of a firing squad to me. And, I mean, if there were bullets, her complaint would probably be justified. No one wants to get shot. Although if it means more screen time, I wouldn’t put it past Jill to voluntarily take one in the leg.”

      Hilarious and so true. thanks for the link Kellyhannah.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        maybe not so much a firing squad – a jury of her peers? Definately! Were they mean? No, they were shellshocked and traumatized and so not looking for more!

  55. Teresa G. is a hot mess. No she didn’t just close the door on that party planner while the lady was talking, Lol! OMG how rude!

    Leave it to TG to call herself “old school” (when talking to the party planner) for not having “help”. The lady didn’t say it had to be live in help. Just help. If they had the money they pretend to, the chick would have help. For sure.

    And, her excuse for not having a swimming pool is because she has a beach house? Like she had to trade one for the other? The party planner was calling her out on everything. Hilarious.

    And, any other time I wouldn’t pick these things apart but Teresa flaunts the way she does but “she alone” cleans that whole big mansion and takes care of all four young children. Anyone who could afford it would get some type of help. I know I would. I’m just sayin.

    And, what’s up with Carolyn crying into the couch cushion when her son explains he’s suffering in school? The end of the scene was redeeming but WTH? It was as if she spurted out “Al Sharpton!” or “satchels of gold” with that cry.

    • vilzvet says:

      Hey don’t forget that the grandparents live in, they certainly are a babysitting service for Teresa. She definitely not alone there.

    • Scorpiosue says:

      Don’t forget that that beach house is the one that they are losing. Teresa talks about all of this like it’s nothing at all. “Yeah, I have a beach house that I do not pay anything on because I’m old school and fabulous and cleansy.”

  56. Olivia says:

    There may have been a method to Elvira’s madness with Theresa when she kept asking her if she had “help”.

    Marching into that oversized castle of umpteen rooms and being told that the “Lady of the Manor” does everything herself (without mentioning the live in parents) may have caused her to question if Theresa could pay the bill for the extravaganza she was planning.

    Hearing how “Marie Antoinette” Guidice does all the cooking, cleaning, groundskeeping, child raising all by herself could not have made sense to her. I mean, here she is living in Windsor Castle with a fountain on the front lawn and she does everything herself? Little did Elvira guess that she was probably on her way to take her own place in the long line of creditors assembling for bankruptcy court.

    Only weeks before Theresa had thrown that memorable party for Gia that must have cost a fortune and a few weeks later she is planning on a party that rivaled the red carpet at the Academy Awards. Disgusting display of excess when the pot to piss in is on loan.

    • vilzvet says:

      Woohoo, should have read ahead, I knew you would nail it Olivia!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Hope Bravo was picking up the tab for the house warming party! If not and Elvira is added to the NJ crew – she can hound Teresa for her money!!!!!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Im sure Juicy Joe just told Teresa to forgetaboutit when creditors and bills started piling up. She is a very simple women – if there is cash being put in her hand then everything is fine! The concept of having to pay for something you signed a contract for (store credit cards, mortgages, etc) seems to be offset by the wads of cash she spends – “see I am paying for stuff”….It just really amazes me that they could get into 11 million dollars of debt, without a sterling credit rating and comparable income.

  57. shanty says:

    After watching Danielle on WWHL, just for a bit-had it muted most of the time she was speaking, I was almost wishing for Kelly to be the guest. Gawd that woman is repulsive. I didn’t here her sing, but a lot of you are saying she wasn’t half bad. Good for her.

    If Bravo is hell bent on keeping fueds going season to season, then I’m probably out. NJ cannot now, or probably ever, top their rookie season with the infamous PROSTITUTION WHORE table flip. They are trying to force it this season and, well…..zzzzzzzzzzz.

    What could possibly happen with the NY crew that would top Al Sharpton’s Monogramed Satchels of Gum Berries? That “breakthrough” was the only natural, organic thing that KKB has ever done in her priviledged, charitable life. We now know that everything and anything JZ does is underhanded and with bad intent. Having Alex return, with JZ, will turn me off. As much as I love Silex, I would forego watching if JZ were in the same scene spewing hatred.

    To sum it up, I guess what I’m trying to say is that the formula for HW series has run it’s course. I love Sonja, Bethenny , Ramona & Alex together and could even stand Luann thrown in the mix. The show could go back to what it once was if JZ never shows her mug again. I wish Bravo could see this instead of trying to force the drama.

  58. felony stupid says:

    Just cruisin’ around and was rereading Alex’s last reunion blog (which rocked) and started to read the comments. Dayam…there is one poster who literally spent hours to leave obnoxious responses to each comment. Such an annoying troll.

    So for anyone having a boring Mon night….

    http://mccordvankempen.com/blog/?p=119&cpage=2#comment-9832

    • That’s the kind of obsessive, harassing troll that jill gets blamed for. But let them rant. The more they rant, the more it hurts jill’s image. They’re too stupid to figure that out.

    • I Can't Stand The Toxicity says:

      That troll seems familiar. Their writing style kind of reminds me of “Ann”, who was posting extremely long comments on Lynn’s blog on Saturday morning….Hmm.

      • moriasheehan says:

        yes, “do you want a link, i can provide one” is certainly reminiscent of ann also the “that’s just how it is” all the time.

  59. Search the Web on Snap.com says:

    From the conversation with Albee and Caroline it seemed as if the learning disability was nothing new. I agree with M29 that there are ways to compensate for these disabilities. However, if this was known and the Manzos have all this money, why didn’t they get the help he needed before law school…like grade school or HS ? I also agree that if he can’t make the grades he should be out. There has been so much attention to learning disabililities that you would think something would have been done earlier. Seriously, sobbing and telling him to prove the school wrong sounds like it was more frustrating to him. Get him some damn help.

  60. JKW says:

    From the conversation with Albee and Caroline it seemed as if the learning disability was nothing new. I agree with M29 that there are ways to compensate for these disabilities. However, if this was known and the Manzos have all this money, why didn’t they get the help he needed before law school…like grade school or HS ? I also agree that if he can’t make the grades he should be out. There has been so much attention to learning disabililities that you would think something would have been done earlier

  61. Cheri says:

    I just watched part 1 & 2 of the reunion again and noticed how often Kelly will mimic back what the other ladies say as if it is her own thought. I hadn’t noticed that before I really wish someone would help her. I really hope if bravo is even considering bringing her back (and I hope they are not) that she be required to undergo a mental health check up first

  62. Squirrels says:

    One of my fav Kelly moments was when JZ demanded they roll the tape, Bet remarks, it’s like a black jack table; get the pit boss, I had a 21! Kelly’s response? Go fish, do you have a 4? No, just a 2?

    WTF?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Makes you wonder what filters though that white noise brain of Kelly…..like Bethenny saying the Kelly train and then Kelly saying Kelly train (oooooo I like that!) and adding has left the station! And she does parrot remarks made by Jill and the others! Towards the end of the reunion, it was just calling other people names….so typically of a child who has nothing of interest to offer in a conversation.

    • @Squirrel Missed that one! Go fish, what??? Hahaha! Worth another round on the DVR. Lol!!!

  63. Squirrels says:

    Enjoyed this older (apr 30) piece by Chris London. Bethenny as Barzini, lol.

    http://christopherlondonblog.com/2010/04/30/gangland-hit-on-the-real-housewives-of-nyc-was-it-barzini-all-along/

  64. The Real Fan says:

    Lynn Hudson for PRESIDENT!

    With wisdom like this, this lady can solve the oil crisis, revamp health care and REALLY make a difference!! Goodbye Obama!!

    LYNN IN CHICAGO!
    LYNN IN CHICAGO!
    LYNN IN CHICAGO!!

  65. janelady73 says:

    CHECK OUT THE NASTY ARTICLE ABOUT BETHANNY JILL HAD PLANTED IN TODAYS NY DAILY NEWS..YOU CAN REPLY TO IT BY E MAILING
    FDIGIACOMO@NYDAILYNEWS.COM. ITS REALLY TYPICAL JILL

  66. jayedee aka ntiveheart says:

    thank you lynn, for very eloquently, expressing my thoughts as well. wake up andy, and smell the (big) apple juice!

  67. CdnFillie says:

    Funny…any comments you post on Gwen’s blog are all ” awaiting moderation” …. smells like ginger poo over there 😛

    http://idonotlikelynnhudson.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/or-alex-mccord/

  68. janelady73 says:

    Looks like Bethenny Frankel is going to be stinking up the airwaves for at least a little while longer. As readers of The News know, the debut of her solo Bravo reality show, “Bethenny Getting Married?,” got generally terrible reviews. Our David Hinckley gave the series one out of five stars, and we still think he may have been nice. But, like the BP oil spill, Frankel has yet to be stopped. The loudmouth mom was spotted filming last weekend at the Montauk Yacht Club out east: a telltale sign that show will indeed be back for a second season.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/06/22/2010-06-22_black_patent_leather_spikes_christina_aguilera_is_ripping_off_rihanna_not_lady_g.html#ixzz0raa3rQKthe article ….has jill all over it

    • jennifer says:

      I can’t take this article seriously when the 2 preceding paragraphs are accusinf Christina is being like Rihanna because she wears leather spiked boots (guess I am rihanna too, and they’re all just Madonna wannabes anyway) and James Lipton interviewing the amazing world renowed actor Bradley Cooper! (please note the sacrcasm here) If this is what the writer of this acrticle considers serious news , even serious entertainment news, I can’t give them any credence.

      Ps…I don’t think the episode is for a 2nd season of BGM?, my guess is they are going to have a few “after baby” episodes and since B gave birth early maybe they need to fill the time up.

    • Free Ginger (formerly known as wolverinedg) says:

      What drugs are they on?

  69. Capiche says:

    For those who missed the scintillating performance debut of the devious Danielle….

    http://tv.gawker.com/5569356/did-real-housewife-danielle-staub-just-come-out-as-a-lesbian-on-live-tv

    Enjoy!

    • Quincy IL says:

      After watching Kelly and Jill, Danielle doesn’t seem as awful to me. She used her body for money, but a lot of these women are doing that. Jill certainly offers things for jewelry. What is the difference really?

      I believe in marriage where both partners are working towards common goals and where there is respect as well as love. Some of these marriages on Bravo have weak foundations. It’s better than the partners find their own paths than cause distress in the home.

      • MAMAZ says:

        I just watched the clip. Danielle does have a better voice than Kim from Atlanta and LuAnn. She is good in the way that if you were out listening to karaoke while drinking you’d say”hey, she’s pretty good.” But godd as in professional vocalist? Nah.
        She is courting the gay community by coyly refusing to confirm or deny a lesbian relationship. It was a stupid question anyway.
        The funniest part of the whole thing is Andy grinning like an idiot.

        • twoile says:

          I agree, of the three “D” is the superior voice. That being said it isn’t much of a compliment considering….;0)

  70. janelady73 says:

    CHECK OUT THE NASTY ARTICLE ABOUT BETHANNY JILL HAD PLANTED IN TODAYS NY DAILY NEWS..YOU CAN REPLY TO IT BY E MAILING
    FDIGIACOMO@NYDAILYNEWS.COM. ITS REALLY TYPICAL JILL

  71. WindyCityWondering says:

    It shouldn’t take Bravo long to determine which NY housewives to invite back.
    IMO, they will try to fit Bethenny in someway – if only as a talking head comment as she does know the other women well enough to crackwise on them and to call Jill on her dirty tricks. What Jill will never realize is that Bethenny is the Bravo star, so she (and Kelly) continue to attack her. For what end? This will not bring fans to either of them and will only continue to fuel the fires of disgust in viewers. Jill is not redeemable because she has shown vierwers that she is dishonest (forgetful my ass), not really sorry (Bethenny be my friend\Alex I will destroy you) and has been reduced to a team that consists of a lunatic and a total snoozefest. IF Jill is brought back it will be so Alex can drive her off the show.

  72. Olivia says:

    I hate myself for watching the sleazy NJ show again last night. Someone please tell me the point to this whole mess? All they need to do is quote that old line from Nancy Reagan and just say “no”.

    No to Kim G. knocking on Dumb Jacqueline’s door everyday for a gossip session involving Danielle that everyone knows goes right back into that ho bag’s ear.

    No to Kim D. and invites that assure she is going to get falling down drunk at every event she attends.

    No to inviting Danielle to anymore fashion shows where she can pretend to be dissed and stir up trouble.

    No to Ashley. Period.

    No to anymore visits to doctor office for more Botox, boob jobs, vaginal swabs, fertility treatments, and anything that takes place in the nether regions. Coming up this week on the NY franchise Ramona will be undergoing something or other for her sweat problem. Jaybus!

    No to the overspending that is not even remotely cute knowing that this group of fantasists are stone cold broke and owing everybody within the tri state region.

    No to anymore boring lunches and coffee klatches when the topic is Danielle.

    No to anymore threats, veiled threats, threats that make no sense.

    No to sex tapes, phone sex, pole dancing, chuckies, how often, with whom, and why.

    If there is a point I fail to get it other than Bravo stooping to the lowest common denominator and showcasing porn which is all this is. This show is about one step above a Jerry Springer segment where some of the ugliest people in the world resort to fist fighting over other ugly people who are only one step above wrestling with pigs.

    I hate myself this morning!

    • Quincy IL says:

      Olivia, yes to treating yourself to something fun today. Just thank goodness that you don’t live in New Jersey with those women.

      • Olivia says:

        What Ashley “contributes” is amazing.

        A young woman of 20 with a lack of motivation beyond sitting around on her dead @ss tweeting and blogging and living off her parents. A young woman who barely made it out of high school offering advice on a blog and making fun of another nutjob while her mother whines on camera about her inability to deal with her. What a great role model is our Ashley!

        This show could not be anymore contrived that what we see. Even the dialogue, which is supposedly non scripted, is the same week after week. There is no “there” there in this series.

        The whole thing revolves around one cast member’s perceived non existent threats. That’s it. Oh yes, and another one spending her own “satchels of gold” with a busload of creditors knocking on the door.

        Pathetic excuse for turning complete morons into “stars”.

        • Quincy IL says:

          Atlanta is the same kind of madness. They have contrived fights and everyone has a fashion line.

          It bothers me so much that Teresa is buying those dresses and having her hairdresser come to the house when I know she doesn’t pay her bills. The costs of objects goes up for the rest of us when people like Joe and Teresa stiff their vendors. We suffer and they get the undeserved “new start.”

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          I can’t watch Jackhole and her daughter – if Chris was such an influence in Ashley’s life from age 5 on – then he is just as much to blame for that little hot mess.

          • MAMAZ says:

            Every week I say I’m not going to watch. Every week I do. Last night I got half way through and finally said ENOUGH and turned off the TV.
            When the Housewives started it was kinda like an upper middle class Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. A glimpse into another way of life. Now it’s like Maury Povich. NJ and Atlanta are the worst(Will Slade and Gretchen get married?! Who is Nene’s real father?!)But NJ and NY aren’t far behind. I’m tired of all of them.
            If the NBC insider is to be believed, and it does seem to make sense, Jill will only be invited back to fight with Silex. Jill has typecast herself. Her behavior was so dreadful that she cannot be perceived as anything but the villain anymore. But who really wants to watch another season of that? Not me. I watch HW’s because it’s mindless entertainment. If I want martial dischord I’ll watch Scenes from a Marriage. Descent into madness, I’ll pick up an Oliver Sachs book. Listen to some mediocre music? I’ll sit down at my own piano and warble a passable tune. I doubt if I’ll watch anymore HW’s at all. I certainly won’t if JZ and Kelly are on next season.
            The best things about the franchise are Lynn Hudson and the Gawker recaps. I’ll keep reading but I’m done watching.

    • Scorpiosue says:

      I hear ya. RHONJ is like a car crash for me….I just can’t look away.

    • AndHowisWatchingSportsNotaWasteofTime? says:

      I agree. I was unable to resist watching either. I wanted to see the law school scene with Caroline and Albie. It really did look like she was hearing about the gravity of the situation for the first time. If the whole thing was a reenactment they sure fooled me. Now, I’m thinking that Albie’s a genius if he hatched a plan with the film crew like: “look I’ve got give mom some bad news about school, I wanna do it on camera to minimize the freak out.”

      Is it just me or does anyone else get very uncomfortable hearing Danielle or any mother asking their child, “Do you love me?” To me, that raises a big warning flag.

  73. Wallflower says:

    I really hope the gossip about Bravo signing Jill if Alex comes back is not true. I would LOVE a season of NY with BRAS, but I absolutely will not watch if Jill or Kelly are on the show. I refuse to invite either of them into my home again, even if it means missing out on the fun of the others.

    I have no interest in ANY story-line including Jill Zarin, whether it includes her downfall, redemption, or manufactured drama makes no difference.

  74. Squirrels says:

    If it were true, and Jill would have to acknowledge (in her heart- yeah I know, what heart?) that she owes her second chance to Alex; and both she and Jill were in the woods and Jill tries to say I”m sorry”, will a tree fall on her before anyone hears the apology?

    • Squirrels says:

      Frankly, this is a story that would be fun to plant. Naturally Alex would get blamed for it, but nonetheless, it would be fun to watch Jill twist in the wind.

  75. viki55 says:

    LOL we can only hope!

  76. WindyCityWondering says:

    If RHONJ brought both Kims on so Danielle would have real humans to interact with – why on WWHL did she say she is done with both of them? Doesn’t she get it that we cry for her children and don’t want to see mafia wannabees and thugs?
    It got me to wondering if Bravo has to have a most hated wife on every show (like every show has a wannabee singer)….someone who will make viewers react……hence Jill and Danielle and their off the chart behavior….. both seem to think they are the focal point, star, driving ratings up while taking other cast members down. If this is the case, Jill did her job on RHONY and will be back!

    • emt2 says:

      Danielle is the focal point on the NJ show. I haven’t seen one scene that hasn’t mentioned Danielle. Danielle is not the star in the sense that she is treated well or rewarded for her ability to bring in ratings but she is the star of the show. Sorry but without Danielle, we would be watching the Manzo kids throw ham at each other and Teresa spending money she doesn’t have.

      Andy is really disrespectful towards Danielle and it’s obnoxious. He would never pull the same things with the other ladies. Ever.

      If I were Danielle, I would milk Bravo and her exposure for all it’s worth and move on. She got a free breast job, which she needed, so that is great. She bought a condo with her divorce settlement and book advance. Good for her. Now, she should put her girls in another school and continue supporting Christine’s modeling career.

      I don’t like any of the NJ women but I don’t think that Danielle is the worst one. They are all disgusting.

      • twoile says:

        I’m leaning in the same direction…won’t the girls need to change schools when they move to the Jersey “Gold Coast”? The condo development is georgious…much more tasteful than any of the HWONJ homes. Unhealthy though they family appears, I’m wondering how much is contrived for tv.

  77. ShyAsrai says:

    Not really sorry for Albie if his LD gets in the way of his current career goal. It’s not like he has no other opportunities in life. He’s apparently not a dummy, has a supportive family, a college education, no financial worries… he’s in a lot better place than 75% of other young people, LD or no LD.

    “you can be anything you want to be” is not really true. It should be “you can be anything you CAN be”.

    • twoile says:

      Albie could possibly be covered under the federal laws for the disabled & therefore the school may need to provide extra assist to help him w/his LD. It is also an arena where his JD could best be used to assist others as his legal practice.

  78. Tracey says:

    Hi, I spend most of my time lurking, when I am about to say something it is always very eloquently covered by someone else. I don’t know if this has been posted by anyone else yet, I just noticed it this morning on Kelly’s twitter. I always forget how wonderful she is unless she reminds me. Lynn, LOVE your blog!
    Tracey
    http://www.kellykillorenbensimon.com/blog/

    • Squirrels says:

      All that Kellyland hurt my eyes, lol…

    • BamaBelle says:

      Tracey,

      Thanks for posting that because I don’t have a twitter account. I know what you mean, sometimes I hate to write something because somebody else has said it so much better. LOL, but I want it on record how much I loathe Jill and Kelly!

      Here’s what ‘CRAZY’ says…

      Assouline
      Posted on | June 21, 2010

      I’ll never forget the first time, I saw my name on the cover of a book. Writing is a labor of love. Telling the story, compiling images, and creating juxtapositions make books that are not only evocative, but so beautiful, that some people get mesmerized by the content. Working with Assouline publishing has been one of the most amazing opportunities of my life. Their aesthetic for books is so modern. They create books that are like a magazine: amazing images and concise text. My first book spearheaded the series “In the Spirit of the Hamptons“. Martine Assouline taught me an amazing lesson. “Starting” to do anything is one of the biggest hurdles, but for Martine it is one of the most crucial times. “Just start compiling images, and we’ll do it together.” Life is organic and I learned that through creating these books. What I wanted and what I had access to in terms of content and pictures encouraged me to synthesize and not judge. Just start. You never know where that will lead you, and that’s exciting.

      Thank you Assouline, here’s to our new project. Shhh. Don’t tell anyone.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      OMG… That freaking Kelly is soooooo full of shit and HERSELF!

      • viki55 says:

        Her vocabulary is “like” so limited. It is the same “amazing” words over and over. Don’t you just love her “aesthetic”? It is so “organic”!

      • Tracey says:

        Isn’t “amazing images and concise text” descriptive of children’s books? Although learning that life is organic through creating books…? She is right about having her own show though, I think it is at youtube.com.

      • Sofi says:

        She bragged that she wrote her bikini book on her blackberry!

      • error 404 says:

        this:
        “Just start compiling images, and we’ll do it together.”
        is the most telling part.

        so… Kiki chose a few random stock images, and the publisher wrote the rest of the book, using Kiki’s name to help sell it.

        • vilzvet says:

          I just can’t read her ramblings anymore. I knew I would see the word “amazing” over and over again. She is chock full of herself. Is she stating that readers are “mesmerized” by her books??

        • felony stupid says:

          Zackly. And that she is open with this info…proud even…is only further proof of what a dolt she is.

      • Free Ginger (formerly known as wolverinedg) says:

        Jesus Christ! I’m to believe this broad went to Columbia & majored in English Lit with a MAJOR COMMA SPLICE LIKE THAT????

        B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.

  79. BamaBelle says:

    Dear Lynn,

    Great Blog!… Do you think Andy Cohen will read your letter? I couldn’t agree more with everything you said. Even though I love the BRAS, I’m considering not watching NYC Season~4. I know it’s not fair to my favorites, but honestly I can’t stomach Jill and Kelly for another second. I’m like you, I don’t find them entertaining at all!

    It’s not right to reward Jill or Kelly with their bad behavior and ask them back to the show. So true that NYC must be a ‘gold mine’ for REAL housewives/socialites who could add some REAL class and good entertainment, just like Sonja Morgan.

    I’m also sick of Jill’s family. I have nothing against Lisa, but her scenes are boring, sorry I’m sure she’s a nice person. And, I can’t stand Gloria. I think her 15 minutes are up too, I think we saw her TRUE colors this season (Mother’s NOT Happy along with her eye rolling and nasty looks). Who wants to watch a cranky old woman with way too much plastic surgery who has nothing really to add to the show. I don’t mean any disrespect to an elderly woman, but she comes ascross MEAN and I don’t care to watch her.

    Keep up the good work, Lynn. Now, I’m going to read the fuuny and well-written posts, and look at all the great stuff people leave on this site.

    • Tracey says:

      Bama, soooo glad they brought in Sonja! I think she makes the best argument for loosing Jill and Kelly. There have to be more out there like her.

    • FreeCupcakes says:

      Gloria is scary looking and her attitude is extremely judgmental. I usually stay away from people like that and don’t enjoy watching them on TV either.

  80. Maddiegirl says:

    Hey Lynn,

    Great letter to Andy. Do you know if he even gets this type of input?

    Everyone here has made comments about frustration with the Bravo boards. It seems like they really don’t care about viewer feedback.

    I do not want to see Kelly or Jill come back, especially if it is Jill vs. Alex. I posted above, if they want controversy, put Ramona out there. At least she is likable and realizes her errors after being a twit.

  81. butterisafruit says:

    There is not one person on the NJ show I like. They’re all a mess.
    Last night was the first time I saw this season’s show.
    Nothing changes, they’re still garish, and low class.

    I’m not that thrilled with Andy either. He seems to fit in with them.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Hopped over to Bravo – WWHL and Andy’s blogs – no comments on any of his stuff and nothing on the housewives period!? Everyday I leave a question for him too. It is: Why didn’t you let Alex, Ramona, Bethenny and Sonja talk about their exeriences and feelings from the renewal trip? You promised you would at the reunion, but you let Kelly go on and on spouting the same noise and nonsense, plus call you a liar to boot! Viewers want to hear what the other ladies went through!

      • butterisafruit says:

        I agree Windy City, he’s selective with his comments. AND he never asked Jill or Kelly why they didn’t blog after the shows. Jill kept to herself for weeks and Kelly gave one liners. They both had a chance to explain themselves. Now they tie up the reunion show with their garbage. Meanwhile Sonja, Alex, Beth, and Romana follow the rules and are subjected to their crap.

        Why aren’t the NJ broads blogging?

  82. Char212 says:

    I have never seen such a bunch of misfits then the ones on NJ. The two Kim’s are just out for gossip and their 15 minutes of fame. We all know the only reason T doesn’t have any help is because she can’t afford them. I agree that she wasn’t worried about how much the housewarming party was going to cost, she knew she wasn’t going to pay for it anyway. I do think Jac is a nice person. I like her the best out of all them on that show. She does need to tell Kim G. to butt out and mind her own business thought and when she told Carolyn that Jac was obsessed with Danielle I almost choked. I was glad that Carolyn stepped in to stop the 2 Kims from baiting Ashley. All they were doing was trying to get more gossip from Ashley and they should be ashamed of themselves. Ashley may be 18 but she is very immature for her age and is more like a 14 year old. I don’t see this show making it another season.

  83. Squirrels says:

    Each new post Lynn pens has a reminder sent out via twitter. A letter to Andy is in the title. If Andy sees it, and i imagine he will, he’ll HAVE to check it out. He’s a curious little bug.

  84. just sayin' says:

    I can’y believe I am saying this but crazy Danielle has the best voice of any housewife I have heard sing. She really has a good voice (there I said it). I didn’t watch RHLNJ but I did watch LWHL and saw the previews for next week, so the big “fight” is going to be next week, huh? You don’t have to be a regular watcher to know the 2 Kim’s are looking for their 15 minutes and I agree with who ever said Kim G. is a snake.

    • emt2 says:

      Both of the Kims are gross. The younger one looks like something that crawled out of the depths of the sea. Her alcoholic skin and nose, her zombie blue eyes, her meth teeth. Ugh, she is so disgusting that I can’t even watch her.

      Kim G, the older one, who was showing her ass crack while working the pole, is trying so desperately to be on the show.

      I kinda feel bad for Danielle because those 2 women used her in order to get airtime. As much as Danielle is a crazy person, it does seem like she allows bad people into her life. She is just too desperate to have friends that she is too trusting, too open about her life and too obsessive.

      Well, at least she was able to her breasts redo for free. And I think she has sold her home and moved into a condo. I think Danielle can be rehabilitated. She needs A LOT of therapy though.

    • Tracey says:

      I think both Kim’s are trying to get a Housewives slot, but I think they should consider Teresa’s party planner, I kind of liked her. I don’t think she would hold anything back.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Elvira would certainly break the deadlock on the Italian family overload on the show. She could go toe to toe with Danielle too.

  85. emt2 says:

    I agree with you about Andy. He is becoming more and more sleazy.

    Although, I don’t really care for Danielle, I thought Andy was very disrespectful to her last night. He would have never pulled that shit on any of the other ladies–Grandma Wrinkles on her chest, telling her that Ramona said she was a liar, etc. He embarrassed her in a way that he has never done before and it was pretty disgusting to watch.

    Andy is just sweaty and appears drunk on WWHL. His obessesion with that 13 year-old boy is creepy, not cute. Maybe it was funny the first time but he’s been on the show 4 times already. Stop, Andy. It’s not funny. It’s weird.

    Danielle does have the best voice out of all the other Housewives but I guarantee that Andy won’t plug her song as much as he has plugged Luann’s or Kim’s. He is blantantly anti-Danielle, which is interesting because she is the one who brings in the ratings. Without Danielle, that show would be boring because none of the ladies have interesting lives.

    I don’t want to watch another episode with Teresa spending money that she doesn’t have. It’s amazing how many defend her lavish spending and filing for bankruptcy. She overspends and that is why they are bankrupt. She isn’t Donald Trump with a lot of businesses and assets. Teresa spends $1,000 on hair bows for her girls every week. It’s disgusting.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Agree about Andy not really liking Danielle (she probably scares him) but she wasn’t nice to him either (did he look like he had tears in his eyes when the ladies were singing??)! She reminds me of the lady that purposely had too much plastic surgery so she would look “feline” – Danielle is going to that place too. And as far as who wouldn’t take a photo op with who – Ramona’s agent trumps Danielle’s publisist and I am glad Ramona phoned in!

      • emt2 says:

        I don’t think Andy had to embarrass her (AGAIN) by saying that Ramona wouldn’t film with her. We know that Ramona said it and Danielle knew, as well. It’s just rubbing salt in the womb. Of course, Danielle is going to try and spin the story and of course Ramona is going to call her out on it. It was Andy’s choice to go there and I don’t think he should have.

        He should be more impartial but he isn’t. He should be kissing Danielle’s feet for bringing in the ratings. Dina and her sad, overly decorated house and cats and wayward husband sure aren’t bringing in the ratings. I didn’t even notice her absence last night.

        Andy went to the Brownstone viewing party but didn’t go to Danielle’s. It’s really unfair and obnoxious and he should be called out on it. No favorites! (except for Bethenny, of course)

        • jennifer says:

          I agree he was “mean” but I also thought he was rude to Jill when she was on too, honestly. My impression was he didn’t like her either. I also sincerely believe he doesn’t like Kelly- he has called out D, Kelly and even made fun of Jill for saying everything was in book, so IMHO he doesn’t like all 3-

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            agreed! and how can you have a nice conversation with a not very nice person????

            • Olivia says:

              Andy is an idiot but Danielle Staub has willingly allowed herself to be ridiculed and she does not deserve a moment of respect no matter how much she may bring in the ratings. The ratings are based essentially on her own bizarre and disgusting behavior.

              Pole dancing, phone sex, Danny Pro, the Brownstone travesty, Hell’s Angels, stalking, what she is doing to her own children by permitting this series to happen at her own expense does not deserve pity. She is complying by her own free will and the recent sex tape fiasco says it all.

              Andy may be a moron but Danielle is a sleaze who is getting more than her fair share of publicity. And last night’s mess with her subtle suggestions of a romance with Lori Michaels is just another reason to despise her and what she does for a living.

              • Buffalo says:

                I’m not sure if I agree. I think Andy is pretty hard on all the ladies and ask’s them difficult questions. It’s just that the smarter more honest housewives have better answers. When Bethenny was on he was asking her if she had any work done on her face because obviously peeople mention that. And Bethenny’s response was are you kidding, if I did I would have a jaw reduction. This is why people love Bethenny, she is honest and relatable. I think Andy is getting the short end. He has to do these things. He is the messanger. Don’t shoot the messanger!! HAHA

              • Anna says:

                I completely agree. I cannot sit here and pity Danielle for one second after all she has done. There’s nothing relate-able or humane about her. The “woman” is vile. I think Andy gave her what the viewers wanted – the tweets were rough, as were the callers, all of whom think she’s insane. It’s just sickening that, like Kelly, she doesn’t see what the majority of viewers do. The moment she decided to drive by Caroline’s house at the beginning of the season, with her daughters in the back seat urging her not to, I lost the .001 % of respect I may have had.

            • Anna says:

              True. It does end up looking like Andy was rough on her because she doesn’t know how to take a joke, and spin it in a way that will make her look good. She’s too busy keeping a straight face and acting like she’s “tortured.” Cry me a river.

              • emt2 says:

                Andy asking Bethenny if she had work done on her face is nowhere near as insulting as some of the things he said to Danielle. Andy LOVES Bethenny. I’ve never heard him say anything negative about her. EVER!

                And Andy wasn’t very rude to Jill when she was promoting her book. He kinda joked with her but he was not as insulting as he was with Danielle.

                Danielle is disgusting, yes, but Andy picks favorites and he has been doing it for awhile and it’s obnoxious.

                There are people out there that love Danielle. There are people out there that love Jill.

                Danielle could have learned to roll with it and laughed at herself. But, I’m not sure that Andy should have someone on WWHL just so that people can make fun of them. It’s rude. He could have said nice things to her just to be fair but he didn’t.

                I don’t like Danielle either but if he played nice with Jill on WWHL, he could’ve played nice with Danielle. Fair is fair.

              • SWN says:

                Andy asks what the viewers ask. If there was nothing that bad (in your eyes) then it was all due to the viewers. I’ve never seen so many people call in as they did last night. And all of the women asked questions politely, but in a way that made Danielle look like the scum she is. Is Andy responsible for their calls? Sorry, but it must be difficult to conduct an interview with a woman that sends daggers your way with every thing you say.

  86. boston02127 says:

    Lynn—Great Letter! Five stars!

  87. UpperWestSideDude says:

    Is anyone else galled by the fact that Teresa had that lavish housewarming party for a house she cannot afford? Also, wasn’t her party planner the same woman who hosted that book club event for Bethenny last week?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      someone posted it looked filmed in the fall – so if they filed in October it was likely prior to that. While Teresa is not a smart person, she does feel that she has a right to spend money, especially if it is on her children, herself and her house. IF she is back next season, it will be interesting to see what she brings to the party – without money!

    • MAMAZ says:

      Bravo probably paid for the party. Was that the same woman? She was really obnoxious. She was rude and I actually liked that Theresa shut the door on her. I didn’t watch the whole episode. I can’t take anymore Housewives.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I think Elvira wants to be on TV. She invited Bethenny to speak at a Jewish Center and Elvira was shining.

        I’m sure Teresa would enjoy Elvira joining the cast.

    • Capiche says:

      I won’t call that a lavish housewarming party. It’s more like a GARISH housewarming party. Who the F turns their living room into a nightclub/dance floor? I mean, really? And did you notice her home had NO furniture in it. It was pitiful. That party-planning woman sure had her number. And who builds a multi-million mansion with no pool these days? It’s as essential as the wine room!

      • Quincy IL says:

        but…Teresa has a house on the Jersey Shore…. at least she did have a house when this was filmed.

        Some people aren’t pool people. I have one. It’s a lot of work all year round.

  88. boston02127 says:

    Good Morning Everyone,

    Just got caught up with all the posts. What a mess last night was. Not like I was expecting anything diffrent. Teresa had her “party of proof”. Her TV statement that she’s not losing her house. The world can breath a sigh of relief.
    Danielle makes me sick. Couldn’t she have done her boob operation off TV? All she has to do now is rip out an organ from her body and I’ve seen it all with her. Between the dance pole and the boob operation, ugh. She’s a dirty mess.
    You can tell everything with Jacqueline and Trashly is so acted out. Their bums.
    I don’t know why I even watch. What’s left? I guess next week Bravo can have Ben Weiner on to sing a song.

  89. Adgirl says:

    Is that 13 year old boy/ RH fan a real person? Sounds like a “character” created by a performance artist.

  90. Squirrels says:

    I enjoyed your letter Lynn, particularly the opening paragraph. I can see Andy reading it now, all smiles, until he realizes we all know he doesn’t do a damned thing for that franchise, except drink on tv and choose questions that keeps him off the hot seat. Nice deflection.

    Oh, and get rid of the kid. No 13yr old should be watching NJ. It’s just short of a D gansta movie. No plot, zero realism from the players, bad dialogue, and the settings are hardly noteworthy. Can’t these people go anywhere else to eat besides some dumb restaurant the “family” owns?

    Meanwhile, if that kid gets one ounce of avid fan trouble from any of this, guess who’s family will charge you Andy, along with Bravo for putting the kid in harms way. Isn’t there a website called, “Slap a Suit”, for those who have no idea the procedure to suing a conglomerate. If not, there should be.

    My point? If you think Jill is in a position to reap what she sows, watch your own butt Mr. Cohen. Don’t roll in the same dirt and expect a shower to rinse you clean.

  91. Adgirl says:

    Who else thinks Jill would love to be a Patti Stanger style matchmaker? It’s perfect for meddling yentas like Jill.

    • Maddiegirl says:

      I think Jill and Patti should be locked in a room together for a week. There is no way I would watch them together. It would just be fun to see what happens when someone opens the door.

  92. boston02127 says:

    How sweet (puke) Kelly and Jill are having lunch together.

    Kelly’s tweet:
    going to ride a new horse at Wolffer and lunch with @jillzarin wanna come?

    hope they don’t choke on their lunch. (did I type that)

  93. Adgirl says:

    Lynn, I’ve been wondering about the sympathy cards …. did anything actually happen due to them? Were any senders contacted by authorities or was that threat a bunch of smoke by the JZ camp?

    • No doubt Jill’s attorney told her to “get a hobby!” LOL! 😛

      If not, then the cops probably said “get a hobby!”

      I can see it now, jill complaining: “I’m being threatened and harassed by this sympathy card!” LOL! Can we say laughingstock?

      Any type of victim card, Jill has and will play shamelessly. But it’s backfired on her.

  94. Squirrels says:

    “Kelly’s tweet:
    going to ride a new horse at Wolffer and lunch with @jillzarin wanna come?”

    Em… no thank you, I’ve already seen you fall off.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Squirrels~~fingers crossed 🙂

      • Squirrels says:

        We’ve also seen Jill fall off heels. Seems neither can stay upright.

        Get jewelry PR 101

    • Tracey says:

      What kind of advice will helpful Jill give her this time. She already advised her to stop saying “like”. I think Jill is planning something and Kelly is her go to dog. Guess we will just have to wait for the vapid one’s tweets.

  95. dumberries says:

    I’ve got to agree with those of you who commented on Danielle’s singing. I don’t watch the NJ show, but watched the clip that was posted. She seems like an overworked, damaged, hot mess, BUT she is the first singing housewife that can carry a tune and the song was really good too – credit where credit is due. I think it was actually live and not all auto-tune like the others. Who’da thunk Danielle would raise the bar? Hope it discourages Zarin from releasing her new song, “Just because you say it’s true”.

    • Squirrels says:

      hahahahaha. Name that Tune !

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Danielle kept repeating it will be LIVE singing every chance she got! She stayed in a range that was comfortable for her voice – that said – I am so done with the singing housewives! What’s next? A Christmas CD with all the franchise singers??????

      • dumberries says:

        Yep, being the best of the worst doesn’t mean we want more. But, at least it might discourage the other housewives from releasing more songs – no one wants to think Danielle is superior to them in any way. Let’s hope this is the last singing housewife (except maybe Kandi, who was a singer/producer before a tv HW).
        Please don’t mention a compilation HW Christmas CD – just don’t want Bravo getting any ideas!

        • Squirrels says:

          Kandi… now that girl can sing.

          • desertgal66 says:

            I think Kandi has a great voice, too – and she knows how to use it, which is important in a singing career. I mean, Madonna doesn’t have all that great a voice, but she knows how to use it, and she knows her limitations. She makes it work for her, instead of sounding ridiculous by singing tunes that her voice isn’t suited to.

            I also think NeNe has a beautiful singing voice, the few times she’s sung a bit on the show (aside from the limo ride, when she was so drunk). She’s got a very bluesy, gospel style tone to her voice.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I actually really liked Gretchen’s song 🙂 (don’t throw anything) LOL

      • fairydusted says:

        Really G too? Haven’t heard that one yet. I can smell the Slade behind that one!

  96. jennifer says:

    A commetn left on Teresa’s blog for NY housewives

    “SLC
    Tereas, you are my favorite person on this show, you and your husband and your 3 daughters……you look great all the time……i may only be 13 but i love watching your show! i hope that maybe you can e-mail me back cuz that would just make my 10 years….hahaha well g2g sooo i hope that you can e-mail……bi and keep being a good mommy to your 3 daughters!”

    Who lets there 13 watch this show let alone commetn online? Seriously…..

  97. WindyCityWondering says:

    Wondering why “reality shows” based in “New Jersey” only feature these over the top, trapped in the worst of the 80s fashions/hair styles/make up, type of people? When it the rest of the state going to be heard from????

    • Capiche says:

      I hate to say it…but there is some truth to the stereotype.

    • Quincy IL says:

      We have Italians in Chicago too. They don’t act like the New Jersey women.

      • Capiche says:

        The NEW JERSEY stereotype! Italians in Italy don’t act like Italian-Americans in New Jersey!

      • emt2 says:

        I’m from Chicago and I definitely know Italian-Americans that behave just like the New Jersey crew.

        • lina says:

          i lived in Italy for 3 years and some of my cousins are half Italian, rhnj are wayyyy different than the women i grew up seeing (in italy)

  98. jennifer says:

    Did someone mention on here that Bravo makes money off of everything the housewives sell (ie songs, books)? If yes, no wonder they love B- she has probably outsold every housewife yet…

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill wouldn’t share a wooden nickel from her bedding line with anyone and will probably sue Bravo when it doesn’t sell well.

      • MAMAZ says:

        Her bedding line will end up at Tuesday Mornings.

        • Bosandi says:

          LOL! If not there, then Big Lots for sure!

          • fairydusted says:

            Along with Lynne of the OC. Either one won’t see a slim dime from me. And I really love good bedding. Any guesses on thread count?

        • Adgirl says:

          I heard Bravo gets 10%. I do not know how it is decided which items are included. Obviously, the music and some of the merchandise that’s obviously pushed on the show (i.e. SkinnyGirl marg, Skinny Italian cookbook, Secretions of a Yenta). I don’t know if they get a piece of Bethenny’s cookbooks or Ramona’s jewelery line since they seem to have predated HW.

          • Squirrels says:

            No f’ing way. If that is so, then all Bravo is falls under the pimp standing on the stoop visual.

            Bravo? Are you truly taking a cut of whatever the women do beyond show their faces, lives, toils, best and worst attributes to a national audience of 2M at best? Are you merely cashing in regardless of the body count? Hedging your rating’s bet?

            Someone tell me it isn’t true. If it is, I’m going to be very berry upset.

            • here's the thing says:

              The housewives contract requires they give the production company 10% of the profits they make off opportunities that come to them because of the show for 3 years. It’s not uncommon for reality show contracts. You sign your life away.

        • Squirrels says:

          Yep… slated to arrive on Monday afternoon.

  99. MAMAZ says:

    Sorry if this was already posted. There are too many comments anymore to read each one.
    I read somewhere that Albie and Chris Manzo are going to be on Patty Stanger’s show. They aren’t millionaires but Patty and Caroline are supposedly “old friends”.

    • boston02127 says:

      @MAMAZ~ Good luck to the girls that ends up with either of those momma’s boys.

    • janelady73 says:

      lol they do both have that dyke aura,,,,maybe patti can find girls who are looking to have their cars parked at the brownstone,,,since thats all those 2 boys will ever do

    • emt2 says:

      This is what Albie is doing instead of studying.

    • Anna says:

      I find Albie to be one of the few good parts of RHONJ. Don’t shoot. : ))

    • BamaBelle says:

      MAMAZ… How did that happen? Is Patti Stanger from N.J.? Her show is filmed in California, right? Maybe they met from Bravo… I can’t stand either one of them. Boston is right… I couldn’t imagine the girls who would want Caroline as their MIL… no way, those boys are way too “Titty Babies”!

  100. boston02127 says:

    I just re-read the posts, I didn’t want to be the one to ask. Is Danielle a lesbian now?

    • MAMAZ says:

      I’m guessing Danielle has been and done everything at least once. If it will bring in the bucks she will be a lesbian.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      She really looked like she was channeling Cher on WWHL…….you may be on to something!

    • Quincy IL says:

      Same as Kim Zolciak. What every brings in the bucks.

    • Kat says:

      I think it is called “gay for pay”.
      I liked the song. Danielle is not a lesbian. (imho)

      • Char212 says:

        Too me it looked like she was almost seducing what’s her name. I thought she was acting more weird then usual.

        • Kat says:

          Weird yes, in an unnatural way. Lesbians don’t work that hard at it. I felt she was trying to convince the keyboardist… a big fail.

      • Kat says:

        I watched the video again and Lori Michaels shook her head “no” when Andy asked if they were together. Danielle is just “working it”.

  101. boston02127 says:

    Jill bragged on tweeter that she looks skinny. LOL she’s standing next to the NY Giants. Umm Jill….A car looks little next to them! Rewind the VI tape and take a second look at your ass in those white pants you had on while getting back on the plane.

    • Bravo fan says:

      Boston, that is so funny. I thought the same thing. She looked terrible that day. It must have been from that horrific long plane ride on her pp (private plane). She was dehydrated also, why else would she be so concerned about not getting a glass of water.

  102. emt2 says:

    http://guestofaguest.com/directory/bethenny-frankel/44474/

    What is wrong with Kelly’s mid-section? It looks painful and she shouldn’t wear tight clothes. It’s like Alien the movie, or something.

    • desertgal66 says:

      Where are you looking? I don’t see Kelly in any of the pictures on that page…

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      HOLY GUMMY BEAR BREATH! Jesus, seriously, that’s like small animals are fighting to get out of her dress or something! Oh, wait. Those must be the ones she is taking home to sacrifice on her evil shrine to Bethenny. And notice cute Bethenny dressed so classically and lovely next to her. Sheesh, that was unsettling to see.

  103. dumberries says:

    I was just thinking how much I laugh inside when I read the comments on Lynn’s blog. It made we think about how different the NY HW will be without Bethenny’s talking head interviews. She’s the only one with real snark on the show and I find myself laughing (inside and out loud) almost exclusively when she’s interviewed. Even before I liked her, she didn’t offend me. It’s odd how she can say something that would be really rude and off-putting if someone else had said it, but she’s honest about her self and owns it, so I actually almost thank her for saying what I was thinking. Never really realized how much her talking head interviews had to do with my enjoyment of the show until she indicated she might not be coming back. Hope she does have at least some interview segments next season. It might even be cool if that’s the only role she had; watching the takes without being part of the drama and then summing up all the craziness from strictly a viewers’ perspective (well, a viewer with insider connections).

    • Quincy IL says:

      That is the perfect solution. We get to hear Bethenny’s thoughts and she doesn’t have to deal with those women. Five star solution.

      • dumberries says:

        And think about how much that would make Zarin s…t in her unflattering size 1 white capris! Dare to dream…

    • Quincy IL says:

      I agree with the author our comments are lengthy and relatively Midwesternly tame.
      Even when we disagree with each other, we do it respectfully for the most part.

      That was a great article and Lynn deserves the accolades for her hard work.

      I always knew people were diverse as I am married to an Iranian, but it’s hard to believe that being unkind and cruel to your friends is acceptable in New York City. How can that be?

      • twoile says:

        I’m from both MA & NH & find this blog’s members to be civilized where others (blogs) R sooooooooo crude, it may not be the location, but the substance the members bring& respond to.

    • Zee says:

      I completely appreciate the candor and respectful attitude that is expressed amongst ourselves. I hold the ‘tame & lame’ comment with pride. My mother did not raise a rude, inconsiderate, deceitful troll – much like JZ, and I would not spend my time reading through hundreds of comments that were written excplicitly for shock value (To me, that is the Lamest ever!) I genuinely appreciate this forum and will continue to visit. Kadooo’s Lynn!!

      • fairydusted says:

        Thank you for the link emt2. Interesting read. A few things stood out to me….well maybe more than a few so feel free to scroll on by or grab a beverage and smoke;
        “dissappointly tame” Sorry to dissapoint that we happen to have more than a four letter vocabulary. I drop my fair share at the willing participants of these reality shows but posters here, for the most part, don’t throw each other the bus just for having an opion on a scene.
        Bravo themseves forced bloggers and commentors out of the Bravo board by their blatant censorship on the blogs, even put a nicely as possible. I’ve only looked at the message board once and I think my eyes bled. *just one look,that’s all it took….* Where is my I tune sensation?!

        Bravo took control and the snark from TW0P and closed down threads. While I did see some there going over the rails I also know where my scroll button is! Also, I wrote it. No need to sign off IMO and YMMV. Duh! Thank you for giving us an outlet Lynn!

        • fairydusted says:

          opps! Forgot to hit the spell check before submit. * Teresa voice….Sorry..sorry*

      • twoile says:

        Yea! Z you said it so well.

  104. desertgal66 says:

    On Albie: Like others, I wouldn’t want a lawyer with a learning disability that might preclude him being able to comprehend ALL aspects of the type of law he practices. The language of law is subtle and complex…and a lawyer worth his salt has to have excellent comprehension skills.

    That said though, if what Albie said about his college administration’s response to his appeal was accurate, then the administration was out of line. No school should tell any student to give up their chosen career based on a learning disability. That is discriminatory, whichever way you slice it.

    BUT, if the school simply said that Albie didn’t have the grades to cut it, and, to be honest, that is probably what they actually said, then they were within their rights to say so, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

    If Albie can achieve his goal with hard work and help from a tutor or an aide, then it would be wrong for anyone to attempt to stop him with the prejudice that he has a learning disability. If he lets his own discouragement stop him, though, then he has no one to blame but himself. It’s the difference between “can’t” versus “won’t”.

    • janelady73 says:

      albie will park cars at the brownstone,,,with his brother,,,and thats only because his daddy owns it,,,,unless his gay lover has $$$

      • desertgal66 says:

        I’m no fan of the Jersey show, and I think Caroline’s kids are a little spoiled…but I don’t get knocking Albie because he wants to accomplish a goal.

        But, hey. Whatever .

        • Anna says:

          I agree. I thought the scene with Caroline and Albie was really touching. I was also glad to see her being supportive, while also calling him out on the self-pity.

    • Squirrels says:

      Is it true you can take the bar with or without law school? If so, all he has to do is keep taking the bar till he passes. I’d hope he’ll retain what he’s learned through testing. He can be helpful to the family. He can be a junior atty in a small firm where he is under the scrutiny of a senior partner. No one said he has to run with the big dogs. Why not shoot for your dream?

      • JKW says:

        re Albie..the only problem is that Jr associates need to bring in so many billable hours. If Albie was under a senior attorney that wouldn’t happen. I agree telling him he can’t be an attorney is harsh…BUT…would it be any better letting him get through law school and finding it out then ? At least this way he can do some research and see what would be a good occupation for his needs. There are kids without disabilities that flunk out of law school. The point is his grades aren’t that good. It’s to the point that no one accepts responsibility. Some of that is parents and society giving out nonsense awards to everyone whether they win or lose. Sometimes you just lose and you have to live with it and try again. Real life doesn’t give you prizes for losing. Learning how to accept this and keep going should be the lesson the kids are learning.

        • BamaBelle says:

          JKW,

          That’s true! It’s not fair to those that make good grades NOT to be rewarded because it MAY upset those who don’t! That’s EXACTLY what’s wrong with todays society!

          My granddaughter didn’t get a ribbon for all A’s and B’s because in the first grade it may upset those who didn’t do as well!… Bullshit!

          Maybe those that didn’t do as well-would strive to do better if they worked toward getting a ribbon. If you earn it… you should be rewarded, if you don’t… you can be encouraged to do better, but no reward!

          Good for Caroline if she wants to build up Albie, but if he doesn’t make the grades, he shouldn’t get into law school… no matter what kind of disability he has. The rule is to have a certain grade point average. Albie has to get his grades up… however long that takes or find another career. In some cases, I think it’s okay for a counciler to say, maybe you should do something else!

          If Albie wants to be a lawyer, he’ll have to work hard, and quit moping! It takes some people longer than others! If that’s what he really wants to do… STOP whining and study, study, study… it won’t be easy! If that’s not possible, find something else to do!

          Caroline… you can’t do it for Albie… he has to want it bad enough to do it… HIMSELF!

      • twoile says:

        Only in the State of VT after documented apprenticeship. It is a very old law & there is only one practicing Atty in VT currently who has accomplished this goal.

  105. Gypsy says:

    Kelly proudly posted a pic of her feather earring that allegedly sold for $60. It looks like a dead bird(s) to me.
    http://twitpic.com/1z0lij

    • dumberries says:

      Gypsy, I swear I’m gonna sue her. That is exactly the roach clip I had hanging from the rear-view mirror of my Pontiac back in high school (literally, in 1979).

    • Char212 says:

      Who wants to wear something that’s going to tickle you all day. I wouldn’t pay 6 cents for them let alone $60.00

    • BamaBelle says:

      Gypsy,

      Here’s some of the comments under that THING!… LOL!
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      6 Comments
      That looks creepy!! What did you kill to make that!! UGH!!

      Would u make jewelry out of your dogs?!!

      It looks like a dead bat. … you support the people who DO abuse them. Go read the PETA page on what is done to animals bred for fur and skin and feathers for God Sakes!

      I am not into dead animal products. As much as u say you don’t condone the abuse of animals, if you took a few minutes to actually read what is done to the animals used for furs and feathers, you would LEARN that by BUYING those products YOU SUPPORT the p

      VERY UGLY!!!

  106. boston02127 says:

    Jill and Kelly are having lunch together today.

    Kelly: Hiiiiiiieee Jill. Isn’t it like an amazingly beautiful day? Great day for a skip on the beach.

    Jill: Do you see a camera crew behind me? Shut your pie hole, we have the business to take care of. And don’t say LIKE, you sound like an idiot! And take that stupid feather out of your hair.

    Jill: (pulls out a triple binder notebook) Here’s the plan on how to ax Alex.

    Kelly: All Alex did to you was deliver a message. Why don’t you let it go. There’s plenty of other things you could be doing like celebrating me.

    Jill: A message? A MESSAGE! You are not my friend Kelly! We’re done!

    Jill waddles to her car with her hooker heels on and begins to tweet:
    “I’ve decided to keep my distance from Kelly, she’s not well. It would be best not to have her back on the show”

    • dumberries says:

      Hee hee! It’s even funnier (and a little sad) that it wouldn’t surprise me to see that exact conversation and reaction caught on tape.

      • Gypsy says:

        I noticed on twitter that while Kelly said she was having lunch with Jill, Jill only said she was going to lunch soon! Hmmmm.

        • boston02127 says:

          @Gypsy–Jill’s probably embarrassed to be hanging out with Kelly. It’s the only friend she has left thou.

    • BamaBelle says:

      Boston… That’s hilarious! I can’t stop laughing. Wait til my daughter-in-law see’s that!

  107. emt2 says:

    Why does Dina always look so unsophisticated? She’s a pretty woman but her taste is horrible.

    Maybe I’m being too judgmental this morning. There are way too many things going on with that dress.

    • kats2 says:

      EMT2 – really? Because she is part of the NJ HW franchise. They have no taste.

    • BamaBelle says:

      Emt2,

      I agree about Dina… Hello, have you seen her house? Way, way, over decorated! I can’t believe she’s a decorater. How old is that picture, it looks like they’ve both lost a lot of weight since then… it must be from last season.

      • emt2 says:

        Well, the pic was taken before her breast reduction. That would explain the weight loss.

        I think that Dina’s tackiness is in a different category than Teresa, for example. Teresa looks like a mallrat all of the time. A mallrat from the late 80s, early 90s.

        Dina likes to pretend she is sophisticated–her interior design business, celebrity clients, etc. but she isn’t at all.

        I think that Dina has created this old lady image (cats, birds, rosaries, Buddhas, crystal bracelets, crosses, dollies, “faux Roman statues”) because she knows that she is a gold-digging slut deep down. I know it sounds mean but think about it.

        Anyone who saw her wedding to Tommy on VHI, knows that Tommy was forced to marry her by his brother and Caroline. He said that he cheated on her and laughed about it—IN HER FACE. During the wedding, Tommy was nowhere to be found to take pictures. Dina went around asking people if they had seen Tommy and showing off her expensive jewelry. It was embarrassing and sad.

        Anyway, to get back at Tommy for cheating, she spent a lot of his money on clothes, bags and jewelry. Didn’t really matter because he still cheated on her and I think that Dina had been a laughing stock in their town.

        To rectify her bad reputation (because only a gold digger would accept being cheated on in exchange for material items) she started the LadyBug Foundation. Now when people think of her, they see a charitable woman. A charitable woman who is very spiritual and matronly-like. Almost martyr-like.

        I know that this is a stretch but I really think that Dina was wild in her youth and her only way to respectability and financial security was to marry Tommy, the rich catch of the town. She seems to be so much more old-lady-ish now then 5 years ago.

        It’s obvious that she never sees her husband because he is “working all of the time.” There are reports that he lives with a younger woman across the street from the Brownstone. It is clear that Dina doesn’t spend any time with him.

        In order to contrast herself from his “side dishes,” she created this spiritual, dowdy, old-lady with cats, persona. It’s strange but I think it is high likely to be the case.

        Also, it explains why I think Dina and Danielle are mirror images of one another.

    • lina says:

      agree, to me she is the most attractive in rhnj

  108. boston02127 says:

    This one looks like a crow flew into a wall.

    http://twitpic.com/1z0lij

    • vgirl511 says:

      I was thinking the same thing! It looks like the bird that flew into my sliding glass door last summer!

    • dumberries says:

      It does like a crow flew into a wall. What a relief, since the crow was already dead before being turned into a piece of “jewelery”, Kelly’s staunch support of PETA’s philosophy remains in tact.

    • desertgal66 says:

      FOFL!! OMG, it really does! Too funny, Boston.

      Maybe we should start a “Save The Birds From Kelly” campaign.

    • kats2 says:

      HAHAHA sure does.

      I was cracking up at the irony of this bird feather jewerly being connected to a “Feeding” America charity. So I guess we know what they are doing with the other parts of the bird.

    • Capiche says:

      ROFLMAO! Feather jewelry? Really? How original! If only the Native Americans (or first peoples, as canadians say) had thought of that?! Oh, they did? Never mind then….

    • BamaBelle says:

      Boston,

      OMG… You’re kidding! That is an earring?… GROSS!

  109. kats2 says:

    Some random thoughts regarding New Jersey –

    – I really loathe the NJ Franchise and HW’s

    -Teresa is really an Unattractive creature and frankly knowing that she is broke and should be living in a trailer park really ruins any the scenes she or her family are in. It’s just all one big disgusting lie and waste of my time.

    – While I know all the HW shows are contrived to an extent the NJ HW’s just can’t pull it off. It was pathetic and I was embarrassed for them. The whole Elvira thing was staged and clearly they are just trying out other people to fill the open spot. It is even a copy of the Jill/Jen thing but a house warming party vs. holiday party.

    -Poor Dina my ass – she didn’t need to leave and it hardly had anything to do with Danielle

    -Daniel I can’t stand at all but these women are obsessed with Daniele. It is all they talk about, they have nothing else to discuss. And Jac, Teresa and that baked potato Ashley are all really to blame.

    -They are poking at the pit-bull, so when it bites you STFU you knew better. I don’t want to hear about it anymore.

    -Ashley is a total mess. She has major anger problems and it has nothing to do with protecting her family BUT NICE TRY Caroline. How many times does she need to tell her parents this? I have heard Ashley say 3 to 4 times this season she can’t control her temper. Why is this being ignored? BTW her parents totally caved again and let her move back in. It’s not Danielle I’d be afraid of, it’s Ashley. Get her help before she goes off on a stranger who is not part of a manufactured TV show and she gets hurt or she hurts them.

    -I tried to feel sorry for “Prince” Albie and wanted to like Caroline more but I just can’t. I get what the big C was saying and I believe in what she said to her son. I’m sure the Manzo’s would do ANYTHING to help their kids. The problem is that Albie needs to grow the fuck up and move away from Mommy and the Cameras. Based on the amount of TV time he has this season makes me think he might not really be focused on school and perhaps is not spending all the time he should be hitting the books, working with Tudors, etc.?

    Maybe like cousin Ashley, Albie is getting caught up in the 15 minutes of fame and this is the contrived way of getting out of school and blaming others for his change and of course manufacturing tv time and bad drama? Something was just odd about the whole scene and previews of keeping the whole thing going. Weird.

    • emt2 says:

      Co-sign everything you said.

    • desertgal66 says:

      I dunno. A lot of kids live at home throughout college. But, I agree that Albie might be better served moving away from Mom and Dad. And maybe he is just being lazier than he should be, and blaming others. I mean, I find it hard to believe that a college administration would tell any kid to give up their chosen career because of a learning disability. As I said before, I find it far more believable that the college probably told him he doesn’t have the grades to make the cut.

      I might be oversensitive on the issue. My son is severely autistic, and has ADHD. He’ll never go to college or be self sufficient. So, I’m looking at this from the point of view of a parent with a child with a learning disability, and I don’t think anyone should a disability stand in their way, or be dismissed because they have one.

      Sorry if I seemed touchy about it.

      We don’t know the full story about Albie…I’ll see what else comes to light. My guess is that he didn’t have the grades because the curriculum overwhelmed him and/or he didn’t want to work that hard, and he also didn’t take the steps needed to get help.

      • kats2 says:

        I think you’re just fine and I value and liked your comment.

        Living at home is not the problem at all, having a disability without question is not the problem, but there is no proof that he was dismissed or the story played out how he is telling it about the teachers.

        He is spending a lot of time on camera this season, perhaps this all worked out when he was out of school and had nothing else to do. But to me he is working for Bravo while attempting to go to school, add in the learning disability (I have one too just like Albie) and all I’m saying is I think school is what got the short end of the stick.

        Dinners at T-Man’s, dinners consulting family members, poker games, ham games, House Warming Parties – it adds up and I heard that shooting takes time. So it’s not that he lives at home, it’s that he is getting way caught up in Mommy’s job and with Mommy’s friends VS. studying.

        • Eve says:

          I am an attorney and have also taught law classes part time. I find it VERY hard to believe that any law school administrator would tell him not to keep trying. He may have made that up as a way to try to tell him mom.

    • Capiche says:

      I AGREE with most of what you say and I can’t believe how much attention I’m paying to this NJ show but since I watched last night…

      That whole Dina thing? I don’t get her. I don’t like her. She is one of those kooky people with her energies and stones and sage and whatnot. She’s unhappy and it’s sad. Oh well, I didn’t even miss her last night! And I agree with Danielle on why the hell did Dina feel like she had to call Danielle over to this restaurant just to tell her she doesn’t want her in her life. I mean, that’s insulting to anyone! Crazy or not!! If Danielle did half the things they claim she did – and I’m beginning to have my doubts – run like fuck from the mad, foaming dog. Why pet it???!!! And the more they try to “prove” that Danielle is a liar, a prostituion whore, or whatever, the more obsessed they all seem. Even fans of Danielle know what she is! They like her because they don’t like you, Manzo clan! Get it through your “thick as thieves” head! You’re not changing any minds! That’s why I have a theory that Danielle “gets” the show and is using it for her own means. She’s singing, releasing sex tapes, writing a book, pole dancing…She’s bringing it in the episodes. All the rest just sit around and complain about her. They want to destroy Danielle but their hatred for her is destroying themselves. Oh well!

      And don’t get me started on that Ashley person. I missed last week’s episode, but did she call her mother a “bitch”? That girl is in for a world of hurt and trouble! And Danielle is going to be the least of her problems!

      • BamaBelle says:

        Capiche… I agree. After saying I wouldn’t, I did watch some of RHONJ because I didn’t want to miss hearing Danielle sing on WHHL… if the tv had been on another channel, I probably would of forgotten.

        I did think Danielle has a decent voice, but umm, was the lesbian girl playing the piano and singing with Danielle, her new lover??????? Andy ask… she didn’t deny it!

        I do think Danielle is using the show to her advantage. The other’s are SO obsessed with Danielle it’s become, sorry to use this word, but… creepy!

        Does anybody know if Bravo paid for that circus of a house-warming party Teresa had? If not, NO WONDER they have no money!

        I don’t for one minute believe Dina left because of Danielle.

        • Squirrels says:

          It’s turning into the Andy’s Ladies of the Night. I don’t think I appreciate it, but that’s just me.

  110. emt2 says:

    Clearly I am obsessed with the guestofaguest.com site!

    Ramona and Alex look so cute.

  111. boston02127 says:

    Have a good afternoon everyone. 🙂

  112. KellyKillorenBensimon says:

    Is anyone aware that Kandi has a Internet show called “KANDI AFTER DARK”? Its based on topics about sex and it gets pretty explicit. I was quite shocked, who knew Kandi was a freak…

    • BamaBelle says:

      Kelly… Is it the same Kandi on RHOA? Did you see her? OMG, I didn’t know Kandi was like that… she WAS my favorite on that train-wreck of a show!

      I can’t stand Lisa, Sheree and especially Kim and NeNe! I thought Kandi was the only one that wasn’t a joke! Lisa would be okay if she wasn’t up NeNe’s butt… she’s boring, though!

  113. moriasheehan says:

    great blog, here’s hoping andy reads it. danielle sings pretty good and i liked the song and the harmonizing was well done. BUT
    anyone remember the Jim henson movie “Dark Crystal” it had these puppet creatures called gelflings, with extended lips and high cheekbones, danielle with her botox looks like a gelfling.
    http://www.backtotheeighties.net/the-dark-crystal/

    • Kat says:

      OMG You’re right! LOL

      • moriasheehan says:

        i named one of my cats gelfling cause he has that same protruding face, but on a cat it looks good.

    • jillz68 says:

      That is exactly what my husband said! Although he did say that she reminds him of a character on Planet of the Apes (the original with C. Heston) also.

      I am not that much younger than she is but this kittenish act that she has going on is gross on someone her age.

  114. moriasheehan says:

    oops, forgot, did not watch rhnj, won’t anymore,
    too yucky with all the chucky
    crazy i would be
    from all of the booby
    andy andy i do not like manzo game of ham,
    i will not watch it on my box
    i will not watch it
    much too tox
    i will not watch it
    here nor there
    i will not watch it anywhere

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      LOL!

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        I agree – I will not watch NJ. They are as fake as Jill’s apologies on the reunion show, fake as Kelly’s “dating” Max, fake as all the hair that keeps piling up on Jizz’s head … you get the idea!

        • Pantry Viewer says:

          And as fake as the checks that Theresa is writing for her kids outfits and party help…sorry, they keep popping in my head while I’m trying to work!

    • BamaBelle says:

      Moria~Too Funny!… I love this site… you all crack me up! My poor house is suffering… I can’t stay off this site long enough to clean house!

  115. TR says:

    Although I love Cookie, I’m glad Dina won last night on WWH. Danielle was, in the words of the Lunatic, “creepy.”

  116. I Can't Stand The Toxicity says:

    Kelly is such a suck up. She tweeted about her lunch with Jill.

    kikilet @jillzarin I loved lunch at World pie. I admire our friendship so much http://twitpic.com/1z1sjr

    • Gypsy says:

      Yes, right Kelly. There is so much that is admirable about you both. Not!

    • kats2 says:

      Poor Kelly she can try and try but will never even come close to filling Bethenny’s shoes.

    • viki55 says:

      Is it possible to admire your own friendship?

      • Squirrels says:

        Yes, but only if you are Kelly. For the remaining plebeians? We are forced to construct coherent sentences. It is our lot in life. Oh…. woe is us.

      • Char212 says:

        In Kelly’s mind it is.

      • Kokuanani says:

        I think it’s in the same category as “admiring” those feathers on the feeble “bracelet” she was wearing at the reunion.

        “Admiring” = “stroking while in a drug-induced haze.” Works with the Jill-Kelly friendship as well.

      • fairydusted says:

        IDK but I was huh what?

    • boston02127 says:

      Kelly Kelly Kelly, you stupid puppet. One wrong move and you’re toast on Jill’s plate. It’s a matter of time. (and I can’t wait)

  117. moriasheehan says:

    ANOTHER KELLYISM, GAG

  118. BamaBelle says:

    Sometimes I forget just how MEAN LuAnn was this season. Here is her Bravo Blog that bothered me the most. Here is my response. Of course, it was never posted so I decided to post it here… LOL, it makes me feel better!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    LuAnn de Lesseps
    Creepy, Nasty Scene
    LuAnn reacts to Bethenny’s pregnancy news and Alex’s “inappropriate” announcement.
    The Real Housewives of New York City
    LuAnn de Lesseps

    Before Bethenny announced her pregnancy, I did notice that she was more emotional than usual and that she was fuller on top, but asking her if she was pregnant never crossed my mind. This is something that you never, ever ask a woman. Knowing Bethenny was pregnant helped me understand why she was so bitchy to me this season because I’ve done nothing to deserve her wrath.

    Although she’s allowing thousands of strangers to know what her every move is, Bethenny decided to block me from Twitter. That is her choice. I have enough friends.

    My book reading at Bloomingdale’s went really well regardless of Jill and Kelly chatting during the event. I stayed focused and had fun wearing a dress designed by Jorge Perez, the man shown interviewing me on stage. I was happy that Jill and Kelly came to my event even if it took them a little while to settle down! The scene was so short that you didn’t get to see us enjoying ourselves.

    Ramona’s party was fine until Alex arrived with her message from Bethenny. Whatever possessed her to use Alex as a messenger? I don’t believe that Alex should have agreed to carry such a message in the first place. I think it was a way for her to settle her score with Jill, but it was inappropriate nonetheless. I was incredibly embarrassed for Jill as the message was delivered in front of everyone. It was a creepy, nasty scene that I’d rather forget.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Really?

    Just about everything you and Jill have done this year has been a creepy, nasty scene that I’d rather forget!

    I was incredibly embarrassed for Bethenny as you listened in on her and Jill’s private phone conversation, and as you listened in and interrupted their private meeting at Ramona’s while Bethenny was pleading with Jill to talk to her.

    I was incredibly embarrassed for Bethenny when you blind-sided her at the bar in the Hampton’s over some stupid comment made over a year ago. It was very mean and nasty for you to ask if she was paying the check. Bethenny had no idea what she was walking into. You also made a wise crack about her car.

    I was incredibly embarrassed for Bethenny when Jill let her so-called psychic listen to Bethenny’s private voice mail, and make comments about a person she has never met… that’s really CREEPY!

    I was incredibly embarrassed for Bethenny when Jill and yourself walked out as soon as she showed up for the Gotham party, and how mean and nasty you were while congratulating Bethenny. You got in her face about the snake comment on what was suppose to be a happy time for Bethenny! Talk about an inappropriate time, Countless!

    I think it was mean and nasty for you to call Bethenny “The She Devil”, and said she was the poison snake. I was also incredibly embarrassed for Bethenny when your crazy friend Kelly switched seats at the fashion show, forcing Bethenny to sit next to you.

    If you don’t care about Bethenny sharing with others on Twitter and NOT YOU, then why bring it up?

    I think it was incredibly mean and nasty that you once again bring up the snake comment when Bethenny apologized to you. It was also mean to once again exclude her from a party just because Jill didn’t want her there.

    I think it was incredibly mean and nasty for Jill to act so high and mighty at Brooklyn Fashion Week. She didn’t have one nice thing to say, all she did was criticize everything and everybody. Even trying to tell Alex how to walk, and she sure pointed out to Alex that you weren’t a one, but she was.

    I think it was incredibly mean and nasty for Jill to exclude Bethenny at the Saks party all the while bragging these ladies were her closest friends.

    I think it was incredibly HEARTLESS for Jill to turn down Alex’ plea for her to reach out to Bethenny because she was going through some tough times and needed a friend.

    I also think it was incredibly insincere for Jill to tell Andy that she would of reached out to Bethenny if she knew she was pregnant and her father was dying. She did know about Bethenny’s father (Alex told her), and Bethenny herself told Jill there was something else going on with her that she would tell Jill if they were able to speak again.

    Lastly, I especially think it was downright mean for Jill to e-mail Bethenny trying to give her un-wanted advice about keeping her pregnancy a secret when she told Bethenny more than once that they WERE DONE!

    But probably the creepiest thing of all is? Jill holding onto that voice mail until filming for the show started so she could use it against Bethenny. So what if she said to Jill “Get A Hobby”, I can surely think of alot worse things to say to a friend when they’re fussing or fighting!

    And, isn’t it funny that Jill claims she didn’t know what all was going on with Bethenny. That’s exactly what Bethenny claimed about Bobby’s procedure. Jill made a point to tell Bethenny if she had “give a shit”, she would of known something was wrong. Same thing can be said of Jill. With friends like her, who needs enemies?!?

    • anniieee says:

      @BamaBelle…wonderful response!! says it all.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      Very good. My blood pressure rose while reading her blog entry and went down after reading your response. I found LuAnn “vile” this season, to coin a Kelly oft-used phrase.

      Do post it on her facebook or whatever.

    • Char212 says:

      After reading this it is as plain as the nose on your face that Jill did everything she could to keep Bethanny from being filmed. It all makes sense now that we know she tried to get the women to agree not to film with her. What a bitch!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Well said!. I really don’t like the CountASS and she took every opportunity to show us how NOT to act.

    • emt2 says:

      Perfect. That is why I do not like the Countess. She doesn’t take responsibility for her own actions and thinks that everyone has a problem except for her.

      My favorite was when B called her a snake and Luann told Kelly that B called her a SKANK. Freudian slip, Cuntess? And I’m glad that she heard Ramona call her a slut. She deserved that for being nosy and listening in.

    • tuzentswurth says:

      WELL DONE!!

  119. Squirrels says:

    Has Jill responded?

  120. Quincy IL says:

    I loved the NY Housewives NBC discussion.

    For NJ, I’d invite this planner, Elvira. She would annoy all of the other housewives constantly. Can you imagine Elvira’s take on Danielle’s biker body guards? Let Elvira take a tour of Danielle’s house and share her thoughts. Or… Elivra’s take on Ashely’s twittering.

    I’d keep Danielle and make her dance on poles at Elvira’s parties…or wash cars for Chris’s strip car washes…

    In fact, invite the women from the Jewish Center who summer in the Hamptons to Teresa’s Jersey Shore Home, if she still has it after her “new start.”

    Bravo, I am available for story ideas. I can come to NYC and lunch with Bethenny, Ramona, and Alex anytime too.

    Just contact Lynn for my email address.

  121. iceNfire says:

    Good morning- I’m still reading but wanted to post other email links for Andy.

    BravoDigital.Production@nbcuni.com
    feedback@nbcuni.com
    andysblog@nbcuni.com

  122. Tootsie says:

    BamaBelle……………..beautiful. Says it all.

  123. Laurie in Detroit says:

    I think the Manzos ought to just buy Albie a car wash or a Subway franchinse and fuggetaboutit.

    • janelady73 says:

      POOR POOR GOLDEN LOSER ALBIE….SOLD HIS FUTURE FOR REALITY TV

      NOW HE WILL MOVE INTO A TRAILER WITH HIS ‘LOVER’!! AND LIVE IN SHAME

      • MAMAZ says:

        janelady73 – This is the second time you have hinted that Albie is gay. Nobody gives a crap. There is no shame in being gay.

  124. iceNfire says:

    Oh no my comment contained 3 links and is waiting for moderation. Andy doesn’t do the casting for any Bravo shows so please send your comments to all of these addresses.
    Just copt and paste to all 3

    BravoDigital.Production@nbcuni.com

  125. RHNY addict says:

    This person posted a link to the I hate Lynn repeat blog on Amazon, at the same time Palmer2007 posted it on Twitter. Looks like they slammed Silex’s book at the same time.

    Jill just continues to make a complete ass of herself. UGH. You would think that the fiasco of Susan Saunders would have be a lesson learned. NOPE. She just can’t get out of her own way, what a train-wreck.

    http://www.amazon.com/Little-Kids-Big-City-Concrete/product-reviews/0982139225/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R3IO5OWZHM0I0J
    0 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
    1.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE AND LOW BUDGET!, June 21, 2010
    By Edie Stone (Florida USA) – See all my reviews
    This review is from: Little Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle) (Paperback)
    Now I know why this book has only sold around a thousand copies! These copies were obviously purchased by the author, their friends and the few fans they have. I could sell a thousand copies of a book written about crayons if I tried hard enough!

    Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempan have always appeared to be a little odd. Their actions at times have been extremely phony on the reality show,”Real Housewives of New York.” This is partially the reason I bought this book. I thought it would at least be funny. I couldn’t believe that this decadent duo had actually published an attempt at coming off as a warm, fuzzy family, just plain working folk living in New York. Their behavior is questionable to say the least. We’ve seen them as wannabe socialites, speaking of cast members as “connections,” and McCord can’t seem to go a month without posing nude! Even last week pictures of her naked while pregnant were released. With all of this in mind I found it very hard to take anything in this book sincerely.

    The problem with this book is that I cannot help but question the authors’ authenticity. It has recently come out that Alex McCord has an acting background. You can check IMBD yourself. Although I don’t know much about Van Kempan, judging by Real Housewives he’s a pretty good actor and poseur himself. So why would any of these stories enrich me or warm me when there is a strong possibility that the book is just a big act as they are themselves?

    The book itself has some shocking moments. That’s the best thing I have to say about it. But to hear this couple proudly announce that McCord drank through one of her pregnancies is absolutely insulting to women who trying so hard to have healthy children and do everything right. What does this say to the young woman who may read this? I found Van Kempan to pompous and overbearing and I just feel that there is something more about this guy that is yet to be exposed.

    It’s obvious why they are fighting so hard to stay on the reality show. They’ve already failed at acting and Playboy isn’t knocking at the door! Add to that, this book reads like nothing more than a poorly
    written BLOG.

    This book is garbage. I don’t recommend it to my worst enemy! My only solace is that I picked it up for only a buck at the Hudson City flea market down here in Florida!

    • iceNfire says:

      The only other book he reviewed is Skinny Italian. ( 5 stars )

    • viki55 says:

      I posted “It is very apparent you did not read the book. Every point you brought up has been placed in the gossip columns already. It will be interesting to see who your connections turn out to be! Stop defrauding people who are looking for legitimate reviews. “

      • viki55 says:

        A Chandler has now commented also!

        • Quincy IL says:

          I went and looked at A Chandler’s response. She knows so much and writes beautifully. I like that girl.

      • This is true viki55! Nothing is new! This idiot troll think she is revealing damning info, but it’s all water under the bridge, that is, any of the info that is actually accurate and not a distortion of the truth or an outright lie.

        The inaccuracies themselves blatantly reveal Samples’ has still not read the book!

    • This is J. Samples in disguise, just like the palmer pseudonym and possibly the troll on Alex’s blog (strongly suspect that one, but haven’t taken the time to read more than a couple of its comments).

      Did Jill order her troll Samples to stop harassing and Samples is now hiding her identity? Samples is just too stupid to be able to hide behind a pseudonym. LOL! I think she really craves the attention and doesn’t care about the negative effect her harassing and defamatory statements have on jill’s reputation. Jill says Samples is a friend of hers. Some friend!

  126. iceNfire says:

    Maybe Jill was having lunch with Kelly because of the rumor about Kelly getting her own show. I saw it mentioned on twitter yesterday but didn’t put much thought into it. Bravo is not the only channel on TV and Jill would do anything to be seen on any show.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      No truer words have been spoken, niceNfire!

    • And, they’re probably discussing what the relative of the NBC insider posted last night. Kelly’s out; Jill’s in, depending on what Alex has to say. Will Alex hand Jill a golden apple?

      • Squirrels says:

        Jill is hedging her bet perhaps? Ok, that works, but imagine…. playing Ethyl to Kelly’s Lucy? I’d rather walk on broken glass. Yet, I’d laugh like hell watching the complete meltdown those two would provide. Bet they could disintegrate within 8 weeks.

  127. Adgirl says:

    In the event any of you follow ATL here’s a nice story about the Hartwell’s fall from affluence.
    http://mediatakeout.com/41702/we_hope_they_saved_atlanta_housewife_lisa_hartwells_husband_got_a_job____making_just_35000_a_year.html

    “June 22, 2010. MediaTakeOut.com got good news and bad news. The good news is that Atlanta Housewife Lisa Hartwell’s husband, former NFL linebacker Ed Hartwell has got a NEW JOB playing football.

    The bad news, Ed’s only going to make $35,000 at the upstart UFL league. Apparently that’s the standard league salary for “skill” players.

    Geez, he may wanna get a second job . . . HAVE YOU SEEN HOW LISA SPENDS MONEY!!!”

    • emt2 says:

      Actually I don’t think Lisa spends money the way the others do. She seems frugal in comparison to Shereee and the others.

      I’m happy Ed is working again. I like Ed and Lisa as a couple and they do seem to be a team. Unlike what we know know about NeNe and Greg.

    • desertgal66 says:

      I actually don’t recall Lisa doing a lot of frivolous shopping on the show. Working and developing new projects, and working out, but we didn’t see her doing the handing over wads of cash for new furniture kind of shopping. As I recall, they had also downgraded their lifestyle at the end of the last season by moving to a smaller home that Ed Hartwell had owned for some time, and putting their more lavish mansion on the market.

  128. desertgal66 says:

    You know, with her new haircolor and style, Alex has been reminding me of someone (besides Nicole Kidman) all season and it was kinda driving me crazy, because I couldn’t think of who.

    Then, today, it hit me that she looks a great deal like Elizabeth Montgomery in the old “Bewitched” series (which is actually kinda eerie, since Kidman did the movie version of “Bewitched”).

    Alex:

    Elizabeth Montgomery:

  129. Can I sign your letter to Andy, too? You said it all beautifully, Lynn! Are you listening Andy? Jill and Kelly must go. And do whatever it takes to get Bethenny to come back to RHONYC. Thursday nights of RHONYC and Bethenny Gets Married would make the ratings shoot thru the roof!

  130. Capiche says:

    Not too beat this whole Albie-got-kicked-out-of-law-school horse to death, but I was over at gawker reading their recap and the comment section was verrryyy interesting. Seems like there is more to the story than Queen Caroline and Prince Albie revealed last night. I knew something was up. A 1.9 GPA is too fricking low for any sort of wanna-be lawyer! It means you didn’t even show up to class.

    http://gawker.com/5569781/real-housewives-of-new-jersey-a-tale-of-two-kims

    • desertgal66 says:

      I wondered about that, so thanks for the link.

      Admittedly, it’s been a while since I was in college, but I just couldn’t see a college administrator telling a kid to give up his career because he has a learning disability. They aren’t going to put themselves at risk of a lawsuit by saying something that discriminatory, for one thing, and, for another, there is loads of help available for kids with LD’s.

      I feel bad for any kid who loses a dream…but if Albie lost it through his own lack of initiative, then he has only himself to blame. And he should be straight up with his parents.

    • twoile says:

      the writer (gawker) is madly in love w/him/herself!!!!!!!!!

  131. anniieee says:

    On smellyKelly—This weeks Star Magazine has an article “Scary Skinny or Just Right” to quote the article…

    The RHONYC star has insisted that she doen’t want to look like a “stick figure…(with) some worked out, overtoned body”–but it’s already too late! After revealing a shapelier figure in the March 2010 issue of Playboy, the 5’10 model and mom of 2,42, now has scrawny arms and legs, a sunken chest and abs that are lumpy and uneven after what appears to be recent liposuction, says Dr. Kogan. “The belly button is off, another sign of liposuction. And overall, she seems to hae zero fat content. You could study anatomy on her.”

    SmellyKelly received a 92% saying Scary skinny and the photo is absolutely disgusting.

  132. viki55 says:

    I never took the time to look before but Luman’s book has got some awful reviews on Amazon…16-5 stars & 48-1 stars! Yikes!

  133. Ellabean says:

    Did you see that Kelly Tweeted a picture today (June 22nd) of herself and Jill having lunch ? By the looks of the sidewalk/hedges – I assume they are out in the Hamptons:

    http://twitpic.com/1z1sjr

    But take note of Kelly’s own caption about the photo:

    “I admire our friendship so much”. I thought – that was totally the wrong verb choice she used to describe her own feeling about the friendship. ‘Admire’ is something an onlooker would use to describe someone else’s friendship . It was as if she was detached emotionally- looking from the outside in….and not participating.

    Aspergers, anyone?

    Then I see that others picked up on it as well – take note of the comments:

    – …..And Kelly, besides needing to take an English course, learn some posture!

    – admire?? try another verb idiot….treasure

    – If you studied at Columbia you’d know that you don’t admire your own friendships. You admire others an their friendships and “treasure your friendships”.

    -….you really need to learn English — I think you meant “treasure our friendship” how the hell does someone admire their own friendship.

    • viki55 says:

      Check above here at about 1:08:)

    • Gypsy says:

      She “admires” the friendship because it is an extension of herself and both Kelly and Jill admire all the “fine” qualities they think they have. Those qualities exist only in their own minds.

      My summer wish for both of them: At any fundraiser dinner they buy themselves into, they are seated at the back, next to the bathroom.

    • error 404 says:

      I love that Kiki has a leash!

      Was there a dog on the other end of it? Did she take a dog into a restaurant? Did she leave it tied up outside in the sun while they ate? Was it one of those joke leashes with no dog on the end? Was the leash her?

    • Kokuanani says:

      What the hell is Jill wearing? It looks like some baby doll nightie, suitable for that fabulous Zarin bed. Yuck.

  134. iceNfire says:

    desertgal – MickeyMouth did the comparison:

    http://mickeymouth1.wordpress.com/

  135. RHNY addict says:

    The fun thing is that Lulu’s book is now higher on the list of sales than Jill’s!

    BURN

  136. emt2 says:

    @Capiche and @BamaBelle–I agree about Dina. I wrote this earlier but these are my thoughts about Dina.

    I think that Dina’s tackiness is in a different category than Teresa, for example. Teresa looks like a mallrat all of the time. A mallrat from the late 80s, early 90s.

    Dina likes to pretend she is sophisticated–her interior design business, celebrity clients, etc. but she isn’t at all.

    I think that Dina has created this old lady image (cats, birds, rosaries, Buddhas, crystal bracelets, crosses, dollies, “faux Roman statues”) because she knows that she is a gold-digging slut deep down. I know it sounds mean but think about it.

    Anyone who saw her wedding to Tommy on VHI, knows that Tommy was forced to marry her by his brother and Caroline. He said that he cheated on her and laughed about it—IN HER FACE. During the wedding, Tommy was nowhere to be found to take pictures. Dina went around asking people if they had seen Tommy and showing off her expensive jewelry. It was embarrassing and sad.

    Anyway, to get back at Tommy for cheating, she spent a lot of his money on clothes, bags and jewelry. Didn’t really matter because he still cheated on her and I think that Dina had been a laughing stock in their town.

    To rectify her bad reputation (because only a gold digger would accept being cheated on in exchange for material items) she started the LadyBug Foundation. Now when people think of her, they see a charitable woman. A charitable woman who is very spiritual and matronly-like. Almost martyr-like.

    I know that this is a stretch but I really think that Dina was wild in her youth and her only way to respectability and financial security was to marry Tommy, the rich catch of the town. She seems to be so much more old-lady-ish now then 5 years ago.

    It’s obvious that she never sees her husband because he is “working all of the time.” There are reports that he lives with a younger woman across the street from the Brownstone. It is clear that Dina doesn’t spend any time with him.

    In order to contrast herself from his “side dishes,” she created this spiritual, dowdy, old-lady with cats, persona. It’s strange but I think it is high likely to be the case.

    Also, it explains why I think Dina and Danielle are mirror images of one another.

    Dina left the show because she doesn’t have anything to contribute now that Lexie is off the show. All she does is pad around her empty house, sipping on tea and praying with her rosary. I think that her leaving has more to do with her marriage than with Danielle, to be honest.

    • vilzvet says:

      Danielle did state last night on WWHL that she was NOT the reason Dina left, that maybe she’ll spill the real beans at the reunion. Hmmm…..

      • BamaBelle says:

        vilzvet,

        I hope Danielle tells eveything she knows! The Manzo’s deserve it after they found that book and showed it to the whole stinking town. I also hope Danielle doesn’t sit with her head hanging at season~2 reunion! She has the right to take up for herself… I’m not a Danielle fan, I just think they’re NO better than she is!

    • BamaBelle says:

      emt2,

      Yes, I agree. I didn’t see Dina’s wedding when it originally aired, but I’ve see it now. I was shocked to say the least. Dina said Tommy cheated on her twice! I did get the impression she married the ASS for money… why doesn’t Teresa call Dina a “Gold-digging Whore” like she’s said about Danielle… The Manzo’s have some nerve talking about how Danielle is trying to hang around wealthy women so she can meet a wealthy man! Can you imagine what they’d say if the shoe was on the other foot and Danielle had her “Big Fat Wedding” on tv, admitting her husband to be cheated twice, but she loved him anyway… Yeah!

      I was shocked at the “gawdyness” of the wedding and her house. I was surprised she is a decorater who had celebrity clients. Why did Al want Tommy to marry Teresa? If it was anybody else do you think for one minute Caroline would have encouraged Dina to marry a cheating husband, NO! That’s another reason I find the Manzo’s to be such hypocrites!

      I did hear Tommy was living with a waitress… if that’s true can you imagine what Miss Caroline and Teresa would say if Danielle’s husband was cheating and she stayed married to him?

      After your post… I do believe Dina left because of her marriage. I don’t think she wants the cameras following her around when the “shit hits the fan”!

      If she was through with Danielle… why doesn’t she SHUT-UP talking about her… that goes for all of them and even though I’m no Danielle fan… NONE of the other cast members have any right judging her!

      Thanks for your post… it was good info… that’s why I love this site!

  137. Jennifer says:

    Wasnt the event B spoke at at Elvira’s house? I thought she said yes this is my house when B asked- but event for JCC

    Go to tape

  138. Embarassed my actual initials are JZ says:

    (My apologies if this has already been posted)

    http://celebritybabyscoop.com/2010/06/22/showbiz-naughty-nannies-tell-all

    “Kelly Bensimon, of The Real Housewives of New York City, reportedly has her own way of dealing with the stresses of motherhood and, according to a former nanny, starts her day by spiking her coffee with tequila. The nanny, who was hired in 2009 to watch Bensimon’s two children Sea, 12, and Teddy, 10, said that even the neighbors thought that the reality show star was a bit high-maintenance. “They said, ‘You’re the fourth person in the last six months to work for her,'” she claims, adding that she thinks that Kelly is “crazy.””

    Somehow, I am not surprised…

  139. desertgal66 says:

    Oh, look. Kelly has a leash in her hand. Isn’t that nice? She took Jill for a walk.

    http://twitpic.com/1z1sjr

  140. dumberries says:

    The lost footage episode coming up on Thursday is probably just a compilation of bloopers and footage that wasn’t worth of air time. But, wouldn’t it be “awesome” if Bravo surprised us and showed a full hour of what went on in the VI mansion the night before Kelly was escorted off the island? That would be a great way to reward our loyal viewership all season. I know it’s kind “creepy” to want to see it, but I think it could be fascinating and Kelly’s the one making the most light of what really happened. Plus, I don’t think BRAS had a chance to adequately respond to Kelly’s bullying crap on the reunion show; I’m sure the tape would take care of that.

  141. desertgal66 says:

    My response to the Amazon review of Alex and Simon’s book:

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R3IO5OWZHM0I0J/ref=cm_cr_rev_detup_redir?_encoding=UTF8&cdPage=1&asin=0982139225&store=books&newContentID=MxI8KXMTWGTXAC#MxI8KXMTWGTXAC

    DesertGal says:
    When you review a book, it really helps if you actually read it first. You are simply commenting on the few blurbs that have appeared in the press about the contents of the book. Please, people here are looking for honest reviews, not vitriol inspired by Jill Zarin.

    “We’ve seen them as wannabe socialites…”

    Who is “we”, kimosabe?

    EVERY cast member on Real Housewives is a wannabe socialite at some level or another. You can’t possibly believe that the real socialites in New York would appear on a show like that.

    “…speaking of cast members as ‘connections’…”

    EVERY cast member on Real Housewives uses the other cast members as connections. It’s called networking.

    “…and McCord can’t seem to go a month without posing nude!”

    When you have to resort to hyperbole to make your point, then your point is meaningless. But, please, do provide links to the pictures from all the nude photo shoots that Alex McCord has posed in every month since she became an adult. I mean, since you believe she “can’t go a month without posing nude”, then there must be hundreds of photos out there that you are privy to.

    As for posing for nude photos when she was pregnant, so what? So did Demi Moore…20 years ago. So have many, many other women. Aside from your own apparently narrow viewpoint, the pregnant body is not obscene, and posing nude when pregnant is hardly an unprecedented or immoral activity.

    “It has recently come out that Alex McCord has an acting background.”

    It was never a secret that Alex McCord has an acting background, So? So do a gazillion other people, including several other Housewives. This has what to do with anything?

    “But to hear this couple proudly announce that McCord drank through one of her pregnancies is absolutely insulting to women who trying so hard to have healthy children and do everything right.”

    Really? Well, do tell us the page number where Alex McCord “proudly announced” that she consumed alcohol continually throughout the entire pregnancy. Consuming two glasses of wine over a nine month period-which is medically acceptable-is not the same as drinking alcohol “through the entire pregnancy”.

    Women in Europe drink wine repeatedly throughout pregnancy. I suggest you start writing to all of them expressing your shock and dismay immediately. You know, since you are such a strong advocate against drinking while pregnant, you wouldn’t want to be seen as hypocritical on that score.

    “It’s obvious why they are fighting so hard to stay on the reality show.”

    Wow…you work for Bravo!? I didn’t know they were headquartered in Florida! Gosh, tell us what department you work in. Is it for Andy Cohen directly, or just in the mail room?

    For that matter, please do tell us the mysterious connection between the contents of the book and their contract negotiations for Real Housewives.

    • dumberries says:

      Go gal! Well said. I don’t care if an honest reviewer doesn’t like Silex or the book, but that really wasn’t a book review in the first place – just more transparent propaganda bs.

    • Very well said desertgal! Samples doesn’t have a leg to stand on. Little coward is attacking behind different pseudonyms now, but the attacks are still pitiful distortions of the truth or outright lies.

      Wonder if Jill knows her attack troll is on the loose again?

  142. NY Lover says:

    If Bravo is smart, they’ll get rid of Kelly first and foremost. She is not interesting, not entertaining, and doesn’t do a thing for the show. Then, they’ll deal with Jill; she either has to curb her mean spirit, or she’s gone. Sonja, Alex, and Ramona are the heart and soul of this show. Bethanny might do occasional appearances if she doesn’t want to come back full time; which I wouldn’t blame her! Luanne… well, she’s dull and uninteresting, but maybe with a different mix she’d be less annoying and dull?

  143. boston02127 says:

    I think Danielle looks like the Grinch who stole Christmas.

  144. boston02127 says:

    Jill must be extremely lonely to have lunch with Kelly. I didn’t think she had any friends coming in to this show and now I’m convinced.
    .
    Also I was thinking about this earlier. If she had a brain in her head and wanted to continue with the show and have a few fans, she’d get a hold of Alex invite her to lunch, make up and be seen with her in public. People are so sick of her hate and anger towards everyone.

    • iceNfire says:

      The only way I could see Alex accepting that invite is if she says “Can I bring Simon and the boys?” lol I would pay to see Jill’s face at That lunch!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Don’t confuse lonely with maybe trying to work her way onto Kelly’s alledged show…..

      • dumberries says:

        I sure hope that’s just a bad joke or a rumor planted by Kelly’s people. I can’t think of one demographic group that would watch the KKB show – not even for giggles.

        • Kokuanani says:

          I think if you offered the inmates of a Maximum Security prison the choice of solitary confinement or watching Kelly’s “show,” they’d ALL take solitary.

          And I think they’re currently amending the Code of Military Justice to classify “watching Kelly” [in any form, “show” or not] as torture, right along with waterboarding.

  145. boston02127 says:

    LuMan’s tweet:
    Tonight, I’m kicking off the summer at New York’s spectacular new rooftop lounge “Upstairs”!

    Pssst… LuMan….Rooftops are usually upstairs.

    • iceNfire says:

      I unfollowed Luann and Dina can’t stand either one of them, but Dina sent me over the top when she continued to tweet about Danielle after appearing on WWHL and stating that she wanted nothing to do with her. So what’s the real reason Dina left the show, could it be her invisible husband? She didn’t even mention him on Fathers Day.

    • dumberries says:

      Boston, you don’t miss a thing! Cracking me up.

    • Kokuanani says:

      Bahahaha!!!

  146. lina says:

    kelly needs to go!! i have never heard of her before rhny, she only keeps her ex-husband’s last name because he is an important guy in the fashion world

    • dumberries says:

      You never heard of her before the show? How’s that even possible? Don’t you know she won the award for the most charitable teenager in the mid west 30 years ago? (tongue in cheek) I’d never heard of her either, but I guess she’s been a fixture in the New York society pages for years (due to that last name). As Bethenny noted, she’s part of the “fabulosity” crowd – betchya that’s changed a bit. Her ex, Giles “Satchels” Bensimon, is probably begging and bribing her to drop his last name.

      • boston02127 says:

        @dumberries~~ Who could forget she was/is The Ambassador For Wool. Wool!

        • dumberries says:

          Sorry Boston – good catch, my oversight. So many accolades for charitable efforts, hard to keep track. Ambassador for wool – love it. Never gets old. The only thing more prestigious would be the Countess of Cotton.

          • MAMAZ says:

            She’s more like the Grand High Poobah of Polyester.

            • dumberries says:

              I really did just laugh out loud MAMAZ! I can see her rocking the skin tight polyester jumpuit, unbuttoned down her to bellybutton and perfectly complimented by her feather jewelery a pair of moccasins. (Wait, I think I owned that outfit back in the day)

            • boston02127 says:

              @MAMAZ~grand high poobah LOL

        • fairydusted says:

          Must be a Kellyland award!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      she was a model and she married a famous photographer (who apparently likes to marry models) – picking up jobs where ever her husband could find them for her. She was happily skipping around the Hamptons and riding horses when she was tapped to appear on RHONY. The rest is history!

      • lina says:

        i love fashion!! since gil bensimon is a remarkable photographer his name comes up alot. personally i think gil should have dated petra nemcova instead of crazy kelly. petra is a really cute model.
        ps: she was injured in Thailand by the tsunami in 2004, she also is founder and chair of the Happy Hearts Fund. now that is a charitable woman, unlike kelly with her bullying and safe sex

        • SWN says:

          Every time I’ve seen him, he seems like a perv. I don’t think Petra would have given him the time of day tbh. But it’s no wonder dumbo over there fell for it.

  147. boston02127 says:

    an oldie but a goodie…

  148. iceNfire says:

    Would one of you please call me on the phone when HD shows up? My number is
    the same as Caroline Manzo.

  149. kats2 says:

    Jesus Christ you’re right (sorry can’t remember who pointed this out first) that Elvira bad acting moron was on Bethenny’s show too. Same house in NJ. WTF? 2 for 1 deal Bravo?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Yeah we are watching too much Bravo – the incestuous relationships are showing!

  150. Zee says:

    Wish I could take credit for this, but alas it was the Hubs – which was followed by a “Why do you watch this trash?” in reference to the Real Hobags of NJ.
    Teresa’s likeness:

  151. desertgal66 says:

    From the “other” blog:

    http://idonotlikelynnhudson.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/or-alex-mccord/#comment-15

    @Edie:

    … those who attacked you on amazon with all sorts of accusations could themselves be literary agents and publicists working on the behalf of Ms. McCord and the book’s publisher.

    Snort.
    For the record, I’m a biographical researcher. I live in the South, not New York. I’m not a literary agent or a publicist, and I don’t work for Alex McCord.

    Alex has more class and integrity in her little finger than Jill Zarin could ever buy with Bawby’s money. Her book was good. We’re not talking a literary masterpiece, but it was still good.

    “Edie” wrote a dishonest review, and “she” got called on it. That’s all there is to it.

    • felony stupid says:

      Youknowwho over there is picking and chosing what to post (shocking!) so she won’t post my responses to this or anything else. They suck and they know it. Can’t believe how quickly J Samples or whoever outted himself by almost immediately posting to that blog. Some folks never learn.

  152. Did I read that right? The new DC series, is that couple that crashed the white house going to be appearing on there? If so, wow… doesn’t suprise me, though! Bravo seems to like scandal. Lol
    I agree with you on Kelly and Jill, I hope they aren’t on the show next season, maybe you should send some of the comments from here to Andy, alot of people agree with you! I would say the majority agree’s! So, we can only hope!
    If you get a chance Lynn, stop by and check out my blog on NJ last night:
    http://justcarrieann.wordpress.com/
    I wish you enjoyed watching them… I understand though, NY is my favorite too!

    Another great blog, Lynn!
    And everyone else on here is amazing! You all are ON IT with the housewives! I can’t keep up. LOL

  153. Did I read that right? The new DC series, is that couple that crashed the white house going to be appearing on there? If so, wow… doesn’t suprise me, though! Bravo seems to like scandal. Lol
    I agree with you on Kelly and Jill, I hope they aren’t on the show next season, maybe you should send some of the comments from here to Andy, alot of people agree with you! I would say the majority agree’s! So, we can only hope!
    If you get a chance Lynn, stop by and check out my blog on NJ last night:
    http://justcarrieann.wordpress.com/
    I wish you enjoyed watching them… I understand though, NY is my favorite too!

    Another great blog, Lynn!
    And everyone else on here is amazing! You all are ON IT with the housewives! I can’t keep up. LOL

  154. felony stupid says:

    Another winner from that stupid blog re: those super stealth spread eagle shots:

    “Warmblonde says:
    June 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    @Cdnfillie: The photos were removed from the internet and from circulation due to trademark infringement of the hotel and its premises by the Van Kempens. To be clear on this: the Van Kempens do not own the hotel. Triumph Hospitality Co owns the hotel. Simon is simply the general manager.”

    Since I know she wont post my response (which is still awaiting moderator approval) figured I’d post here ’cause you know she checks – Hi G!!

    felony stupid says:
    (Your comment is awaiting moderation)
    June 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm
    Are you talking about the mysterious, spread eagle pics that no one seems to have ever seen? It would be quite the feat to clear the internet of something that was once there. Especially pics of relative non-celebrities. When high powered very wealthly celebs can’t stop sex tapes from being made public I don’t see how a relatively small hotel was able to stop the publication of some photos much less able to wipe all traces of them from the internet – but one can never be sure I guess.

    Gah! I should just stop looking. I need wine! Thanks for letting me bitch Lynn! xoxo

  155. boston02127 says:

    I just read the Bravo blogs. Jacqueline is pathetic. She is such a bore and so transparent. Last week I posted that every time they show her on camera she’s eating. She has an explanation for her eating on her Blog. Yep, one big long long long paragraph for all the reasons she eats. Jacqueline–We don’t care why you eat. Do everyone a favor and close your mouth while doing it on TV. Here’s a better idea:
    Hit a gym and read a book every now and then.

  156. TLM says:

    has anyone here forgotten their username they signed up with, and if so, how do you get it back??? It appears WordPress will only send you a new password link, not tell you what your username is. I have tried to guess mine and can’t (it was NOT TLM, although I write under that name). Never saw a program that worked this way.

  157. SWN says:

    I hope Bethenney isn’t on next season. I’m enjoying her on her own show. I don’t see a reason for her to be on RHONY with all that drama.

    Oh btw, Tamra was at Detroit’s 4th of July fireworks show last night. She was judging a pie eating contest.

  158. Gingers poo says:

    Palmer2007, samples, edie, crazyhorse, dd, too many names to list is now tweeting everyone nonstop about this

    @LuvJillZarin have u heard on AMAZON LYNN HUDSON IS Cathie Mulholland “Cath127” hypocrite

    Lynn, you have a location on this nut from IP? Just a state would be nice.

  159. Gingers poo says:

    ditto

  160. if anyone wants to chat about Kathy’s show, you can come to my place. Just keep it (relatively) clean.

    http://gumberries.blogspot.com/2010/06/want-to-chat-about-kathys-show.html

  161. iceNfire says:

    Didn’t Jill say that she didn’t go to B’s wedding and it was a very hard day for her?

  162. CdnFillie says:

    #
    CdnFillie says:
    June 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    wow..kinda speechless. I guess there are some of you out there that still don’t get it. I’m pretty Jill’s only mistake wasn’t just yelling on national TV that Alex was “spread eagle in the hall way of her husbands hotel”, when it was PROVEN that it was in the privacy of a room. Jill lies, tells you to prove it when confronted, then admits and says sorry.
    Reply

    *
    I Do Not Like Lynn Hudson says:
    June 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Actually it is spread eagle and my friend bought copies of the photos before they were recently removed for purchase. However, I will not show them here. They are tasteless.
    Reply
    o
    CdnFillie says:
    June 23, 2010 at 12:32 am

    s’ok..I don’t need to see it..but you should probably check that it was in the lobby of the hotel and not in the privacy of a hotel room 😛 Jill ?
    o
    CdnFillie says:
    June 23, 2010 at 12:34 am

    why would your “friend” want to buy these pictures??? lots to ponder here 😛

    #
    CdnFillie says:
    June 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    BTW, if your blog is open to comments, why is my last comment awaiting moderation? I don’t see that on Lynn’s blog. Could be Jill has taught you the power of deleting negative comments
    Reply

    *
    I Do Not Like Lynn Hudson says:
    June 22, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Sorry, I thought it was. I am wording on it now. I am newer to this site.
    Thanks Gwen
    Reply

    Funny how people perceive situations, and try to blog about them. This Gwen chick is out to lunch likely with the other NY dumb dumbs. But at least my comments are posted 😛

    • felony stupid says:

      Mine all still say waiting for moderator including the one complaining about waiting for moderator..hahaha!

  163. Kelly on Father’s Day with the girls. Where’s daddy??? Hmmm… Not even a Shout Out.

  164. dsc60 says:

    why Bravo would choose jill and kelly over bethany is beside me even if bethany has her own show. even the articles on the speculation of her leaving RH0NY state that the success of the show is “up in the air” without her. so many have said that they would no longer watch if jill and kelly stay. i can’t imagine how many would no longer watch if on top of that bethany is absent. i will have no interest in it any longer as much as i like RAS. RAS is seriously lacking without B. BRAS – ahhh, so much better.

  165. Irene says:

    Andy,
    Lynn most definately does NOT speak for a vast number of viewers. Lynn is obviously trying to make a ‘name’ for herself. I will readily admit that I personally find Alex McCord boring, I realize that different people strike different peoples fancy. That’s what makes the world go round. I cannot fathom for even a second why Ms Hudson can’t seem to understand that Bravo likes ratings….period…..whether people like Jill or dislike Jill (as well as any other castmember) that is what Bravo cares about. They care that ‘ppl are tuning in’ Please Andy, respond to Ms Hudson and set her straight….ratings are ratings. As long as people are watching THAT is what Bravo cares about!

    Lynn….just so you know….I didn’t much care for Jill Zarin this season either but I certainly don’t hate the woman…..How could I? I don’t know her personally. Nor do I know any other castmate. Do you really spend this much time spewing hatred towards a woman you do not even know? I’ve read a few of your posts, and I find you ridiculously silly. You act like Alex is your new BFF……get real lady. She doesn’t give a darn about you….just that you post good things about her. I ask you this…..did you have your eyes and ears plugged during Season 1&2? The fact that they’ve written a parenting book is downright HILARIOUS. It certainly doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why their children weren’t shown during Season 3.

    Also Ms Hudson……how come you didn’t swing down off your high horse and nail Ramona to the wall after using the Lord’s name in vain. Surely you had some feelings towards this, right? Afterall the woman is co-owner of True Faith jewelry….surely you realize this, right? I’ve gotta say, if anyone this season said something they shouldn’t have (and trust me MANY of them did….as we all saw) but Ramona doing that was clearly a serious mistake given that she markets religious merchandise. Anyhow, that’s my two cents worth. I have a feeling my post will be blocked yet I’m neither pro NOR anti Jill just merely stating my opinion. I’d like to think that you’d have no problem with that but we shall see.

    Also, in case Andy does read this…..I’d just like to say……while I realize you have no control over what gets posted on the Bravo blogs NOR do I believe any of the cast does either. It’s rather obvious that not all posts are making it thru. Surely Bravo can do something to fix this.

    Irene

  166. Irene says:

    Lynn,
    Just wondering why you decided to delete my previous post. Doesn’t exactly sound like you have a forum where you want everyones views. Is it because I plainly stated that while I am not pro-Jill, I am also not anti-Jill? Was it perhaps because I also stated that I find Alex boring? FYI…..I sent my previous post directly to Andy @ Bravo. Surely you realize you aren’t the only one that knows how to get messages to him, right?
    Irene

    • Irene says:

      Lynn,
      It seems I owe you an apology. My last post (a few moments ago) was sent after not being able to locate the post I left last night. However, as soon as my comment was posted….my post from last night appeared. I believe in fairness and everyones right to their opinion. I also believe in admitting when I’m wrong. Which is why I’m apologizing.
      I viewed your site for the first time last night and while I readily admit that I don’t view several things to same as you do. I do like to see others views. I feel fairly certain that you’ll agree with me in stating that there is usually more than one side to a story. There is each persons involved point of view and somewhere in the middle there is the truth. What I mean in saying this is that normally each person has truth in their statements….the difference is how they perceive the issue(s). Anyhow, I do enjoy reading your point of view.
      Irene

  167. Patty109 says:

    I love this blog- I love all the Housewives franchises…but above all I cannot stand Jill Zarin and I would have a party if this old bag just stayed home and counted her money.

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