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