I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef Episode II June 24, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Top Chef Episode II  June 24, 2010

What fun challenges and timely! 

Timothy had the line of the night after being introduced to the Quick Fire challenge, the chefs are teamed up with another chef and put into the apron equivalent of the three footed race, leaving only one hand per chef available to prepare a sandwich!

Timothy said, “who got high and came up with this challenge?”  Great line! 

Surprise, Angelo wins with Tracy by his side.  Tracy admits she has a crush on Angelo, this could be a little scary!  That is three wins in a row for Angelo if anyone is counting.

Who else wants to party with Tiffany?  She seems like the loud fun girl, I love her! 

So the elimination challenge is very timely with the news heavily focused on children’s school lunches, childhood obesity and feeding our children healthy food!  The best part is that the chefs were limited to the same as a typical school would have available, $130.00 per team.  Not a lot of money! 

Angelo and Tracy were allowed to choose who to work with since they won the Quick Fire, naturally they are going to choose Kenny.  Being no fool, Kenny explains that if the team loses, it could possibly be Kenny going home.  Luckily that didn’t happen, Kenny is a great chef and needs to stick around!

Kids hold nothing back, they don’t care about your culinary education, they don’t care what color you are, and they don’t care where you work or who you know.  They either like the food or they don’t!  Another reason why this challenge was so great!

I was surprised to see Padma surrounded by kids and getting their opinion of the food, she seemed relaxed and easy going with the kids, possibly because she’s a mom now, she has loosened up a bit but it was really nice to see.

Ok what the hell was with Chef Tom’s ugly shirt?  It looked like he was wearing a flannel shirt, I love you Chef Tom but your mommy dressed you funny last night!  That was the worst shirt ever!  

Just a little tip for Ms. Amanda, you don’t serve children foods prepared with alcohol!  Particularly not at a school.  They don’t have the palet to appreciate it, it is inappropriate to bring it into a school and your budget did not allow for it.  Idiot, honestly! 

Another tip, this time for Jacqueline, (not that it’s needed anymore) but when they tell you to serve nutritious healthy food, a Chocolate pudding loaded with sugar is probably not your best bet!    The good news is you left the show with your integrity in tact!  You didn’t throw anyone under the bus, you told the judges that Amanda’s chicken was stellar, unfortunately that left only you to send home. 

Enjoy the next four weeks hanging out in the loser condo with John, Jacqueline.  You were in the bottom for the first two weeks so I’m honestly not that surprised that it’s your turn this week. 

The first few weeks seem to weed out the weakest chef’s, it is pretty easy to see who the strongest chefs are, who are the weaker and who are middle of the road.  We will see how it plays out…

I understood that Chef Eric Ripert would be a permanent judge, I don’t understand why he was missing so soon, maybe he will return next week?  I just hope there are subtitles because I have trouble understanding him.  Chef Tom Colicchio’s blog is up and running, he always has great insight into the episodes.   http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/blogs/tom-colicchio/lets-feed-our-children

Until Next time…

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438 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef Episode II June 24, 2010

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Interesting turn around by the author…and excellent insight into Jill’s hatred of Alex…If I posted this story, people would jump on me again for having my nose up Alex’s butt! and thinking I’m Alex’s new BFF. Anyway, I’m glad its out there! 🙂 Thanks for posting it!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill has always been able to smell out a threat to her queen bee position – she didn’t take down Bethenny and as Alex gained in popularity she became Jill’s next target. It is funny that Jill thinks she casted the entire show and therefore they all owe her! She gave recommendations but Bravo decided who to cast…..she really needs to get over herself before Bravo gets over her!

      • Viki55 says:

        It really makes Ramona’s remark about Jill liking the underdog (someone beneath her) ring true!

    • 2Stupid says:

      I’m just getting around to this, but Keeping Up Appearance is one of my all time favorite shows. I will not stand for them tarnishing it with the likes of Jill Zarin!

      Thanks for posting this link.

  1. Char212 says:

    The minute I saw Amanda buying the wine I knew they wouldn’t let that slide. She sure wasn’t using her head was she? If I had a kid come home from school and told me the cooks cook with wine I’d be at that school at lightening speed. I thought the same when I saw Jacqueline pour all that sugar into the pudding. Dumb, dumb, dumb!

    • Viki55 says:

      I agree that the wine was over the top as far as expense but as far as serving alcohol to kids, doesn’t all the alcohol burn off anyway? It’s not the kids were gonna get intoxicated.

    • anitabee says:

      You know what I can’t get over? To me I would be wicked pissed if they served some liquor infused food to my tween. I wouldn’t derail over some sugar overloaded desert as most are.

      I think the booze was completely inappropiate and Amanda should have gone home for that fact alone.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I have taken numerous cooking classes. Chickan Piccata is made with wine. The alcohol burns off in the cooking process.

        I have a Muslim husband and I use wine in cooking… Sharia be damned!

        • desertgal66 says:

          You can’t cook Chicken Piccata without wine-and, yes, the alcohol does burn off-but it still isn’t something I would serve to kids. Not because of the wine, but because most kids don’t have the palates to appreciate the dish. Granted, it’s not an overly complex dish, but there are still some subtle flavors in it that I think you need a more sophisticated palate to fully enjoy.

          I wouldn’t be upset about someone serving a dish made with wine to my kids, but I would be upset over the sugar loaded chocolate pudding. Better to teach the kids that it doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar to be a good dessert. Heck, give kids something based with fresh fruit, like a sherbet or a gelato, and they’ll still scarf it down.

          • Silly String says:

            If you read that chart in the link, you will clearly see the burn off rates for alcohol. To burn it off your chicken would be VERY over-cooked.

            Apparently it’s a total myth that it burns off in cooking.

            • desertgal66 says:

              Fair enough. I still wouldn’t be that overly concerned with wine being used. I simmer Chicken Piccata for 30 minutes when I cook it. That reduces the alcohol, according to the chart, by 35%. Divided among a number of tweens with high metabolisms, we’re talking a miniscule amount of white wine per kid, combined with food that is also going to help absorb the alcohol.

              Concerned – yes. Overly concerned – no.

      • Squirrels says:

        Agreed. Alcohol? You must be joking.

        Not only do you not understand the task at hand, you obviously have no understanding of “let’s cook for someone beside my peers.”

        She should have been axed on that alone.

  2. anitabee says:

    I can’t quite bit my finger on it but this season of Top Chef gives me an uneasy feeling like something is off.

    For example — we have seen most of the challanges on past seasons and it’s only the second show. The first quickfire and yesterday’s lunch challange. Can’t the show come up with new challanges? Go to the viewers we could think up of tons of new challanges.

    Then — what happened at elimination last night. Ummm…only one team goes to the bottom and one person from THAT team goes home. Since when do they take the bottom 2 from the bottom 2 teams?

    From the way elimination works someone from Angelo’s team should have been sent home as it was stated on the show that they were the worst team last night. That didn’t happen so it was really UNFAIR that Jacqueline was sent packing.

    Kenny had it right that he had a 50% chance of going home if his team was the bottom team. All of a sudden it became odds of 1 out of 6 as two teams were involved but Angelo and Tracy had immunity.

    To me, again, I wonder what is going on with the women? From what they show none really comes across as a strong contender. I know Kelly won the challange last night with her tacos but come on, tacos is NOT going to win top chef.

    I hope these challanges and women get better.

    • moriasheehan says:

      IMO they had 2 bottom teams so they wouldn’t have to send one of angelo’s team home. they already have a good idea who they want to win. IMO america;s next top model is the same.

  3. Capiche says:

    Hi all! Lynn, thanks again for the blog! I found the first quickfire challenge very interesting, but Angelo is beginning to annoy me. Enough with the gamesmanship. This is not Survivor. Just cook great food and you’ll win! I also wondered where that Amanda was going with her “sherry jus”. Give me a break! Just adding the word jus didn’t suddenly negate the fact that you served jesus juice to those kids. Yes, there was no alcohol content, but please!!! Right now, there are a little too many people for me to remember who did what. And there aren’t enough interesting figures except Angelo, Tracy, dude from Ohio, Kenny and guy whose wife died to make much of an impact. Oh yeah, there’s the girl from Texas and the Thai-??American from Tennessee? It was also time for Jacqueline and her grainy food to exit stage left. First, there was the grainy chicken liver mouse and last night, the grainy banana pudding with 2 fricking pounds of sugar! Can she cook anything?

    Now on to Work of Art, which I am beginning to LOVE! I think it’s because of the cast. Wonderful casting, Bravo! And great concept! It should have been a no-brainer years ago that if you stuck 15 “artists” in a room, you’re gonna get some zany people. Top of the list was grandma Judith. Oh, Judith! She was too cool for school. I mean, WTF? You write pride and prejudice BACKWARDS on a cover for a book that would have been on sale? I understand the idea of tasks and challenges are restricting but it really was my LOL moment of the night! Loving OCD guy, Miles, I think, although he didn’t do much last night. I also loved the challenge. It’s really interesting to see artists in their element. I definitely taught the guy with the Dracula cover should have won. It just looked like a book cover, but what do I know about art? It’s turning out to be such a good show that I think it’s a shame the high-brow concept won’t get many people to watch. I will, though!

  4. vilzvet says:

    I wanted to bring this over from the previous blog so we can continue to keep up with Jill’s shenanigans:

    Viki55 says:
    June 24, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Edie Stone, who posted a nasty review to “Big City Little Kids, which Amazon removed yesturday has now posted a 5 star review for Jill’s book.
    Reply

    *
    Katiecoo says:
    June 24, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Jill apparently has found her summer hobby.
    >
    OMG, “The Greatest Book I Ever Read” and “now we know how Jill stays so young and beautiful”????

    • Viki55 says:

      I see you posted a comment at Amazon also:)

      • vilzvet says:

        I do 90% of my shopping over there 🙂 BTW my library is supposed to have that wretched book in stock by now. I really cannot wait to see how bad it is.

    • CdnFillie says:

      it really doesn’t matter how many fake 5 Star Reviews the book gets now does it? It’s so far down the totem pole in rankings it’s practically non existent, and with all the negativity displayed and reported in the media by Jill and her flying monkeys ..especially the last reported on Amazon, it will likely become extinct
      soon 😛

    • Waslurking says:

      Ya know it’s just this kind of BS that sent me over
      to Amazon last night to get Silex’s book.
      Bit of a pita purchasing a book there or at least
      more than I usually care for……but I was determined!!
      lol

  5. desertgal66 says:

    Edie Stone, who posted a nasty review to “Big City Little Kids, which Amazon removed yesturday has now posted a 5 star review for Jill’s book.

    Of course “she” did. Too bad Lisa can’t control her spawn.

  6. Kokuanani says:

    I too have been wrestling with the “change my gravitar” issue, and wrote this on the prior thread [in response to Boston’s instructions to someone else]:

    Boston, I don’t see “my account” at the top bar, just “home” and “about.”

    Perhaps I’m not signed in, but I can’t find anyplace to do that either.

    • viki55 says:

      Try Log in

      • vilzvet says:

        When I go to My Account and then Gravitar it shows a saved photo. But here when I see the post it just has a quilt??

    • kokuanani says:

      Okay — correcting myself [since there isn’t an “edit” feature to remove prior stupid posts] — I did manage to sign in and at least attempt to change my avatar. We’ll see what happens.

      Actually I’m a quilter, so I don’t mind the quilt block avatars, but if all goes through, you’ll get to see a picture of one of my FOUR rescue dogs.

      • moriasheehan says:

        nice dog!

        • MAMAZ says:

          Beautiful dog! A Chow, right? I’ve always wanted one but heard they were mean. true or false?

          • bamabelle57 says:

            FALSE!… I have a Rottweiler/Chow mix (Dolly) who is 11 years old. She’s a sweetie pie who has been raised with cats. We just rescued a kitten, and Dolly loves him… she also plays with our 1 year old cat that we rescued last summer.

            Dolly’s also very gentle with the grandkids.

            Good-looking dog, Kokuanani

          • kokuanani says:

            False, false, FALSE!!!!!

            I have worked in Chow Rescue for nearly 20 years. We’ve had 8 chows over that time [we currently have 4]. They’ve all been great dogs. They DO need a strong “alpha dog” [that’s me], and they do have a very “cat-like” “are you talking to me?” attitude with regard to training, coming when called, etc. but they are great dogs.

            We constantly had to “educate” people at our adoption days, disabusing them of the idea that chows are “mean.” We NEVER had a dog returned to us for “meanness” or other behavior issues!!

            Chows are great “apartment dogs” [if your condo or apartment allows dogs] because they are basically couch potatoes and don’t need a lot of exercise. They are happy to sit with you and adore your presence!! And you can find chows as small as 35-40 pounds [I have two females this small] or as large as 100+.

      • Hey, quilter! I’m in good company! 🙂

  7. viki55 says:

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    • kokuanani says:

      Thanks, Viki. I did find it by looking first on the right side as you suggest.

      See above post.

      • viki55 says:

        I see a cute doggie:)

        • kokuanani says:

          This is “Puppyman,” a 7 year old chow chow. His first name was “Mufasa,” but my kids called him “Puppyman,” and it stuck.

          His older sister [no actual relation] is “Kokuanani” [means “beautiful helper” in Hawaiian], but when we rescued her 10 years ago, she was a tiny pup, so was called “Puppy.” Her name stuck as well.

          My kids tell funny stories about when they went to college & told roommates, “well, I have a dog called ‘Puppy’ and one called ‘Puppyman.’ ” [The other two are name “Jack” and “Kela.”]

          • anitabee says:

            OMG — what a beautiful dog.

          • bamabelle57 says:

            I left a reply above about your beautiful Chow… Our Chow mix is Dolly (11 years)… we call her Puppy and Pup-Pup… we rarely say Dolly anymore… LOL!

          • Cute doggie! Beautiful, too. He looks like a Puppyman! 😛

            Our 20 lb. Jak cat is nicknamed Mr. Kitten. LOL!

            Our 14 lb. kitten is Jasmine Flower, or “Kitten”.

            Little 9 lb. Ginger is Ginger Snappes, or “GG”, and her French name is Fleur-de-lis. LOL!

  8. Zee says:

    Only because I remembered watching Good Eats and Alton explained that the old adage of “alcohol burns out” isnt true. He did some crazy molecular demonstration with shoe boxes and cotton balls and plastic Easter eggs to explain. I wanted to share because I too would be appalled if my kids got something cooked with sherry at school. There is a chart comparing the Prep method & percent of alcohol remaining.
    http://www.ochef.com/165.htm
    I heart Alton and Lynn!! Still hate Jill. (Can you tell its a slow day at work?)

    • Silly String says:

      GREAT LINK!

      I always believed it burned off until reading that.

    • Squirrels says:

      I repeat… she should have been bounced for that infraction alone. WTF was she thinking? Kids… Hello… You can’t make something they would like that DIDN’T include booze?

  9. Brianna says:

    Reposting a couple of links

    they are all broke
    http://jezebel.com/5571003/all-of-the-jersey-housewives-are-going-broke

    this one is LONG, but really funny
    http://www.tvgasm.com/recaps/rhony-excruciating-pontificating/

    Whatever you do, don’t click on Danielle’s sex tape stuff, it’s all over the place, at least 14 minutes of XXX stuff. You can’t unring that bell. Her deformed boobs are scary enough, but seeing every single other part of her body in the first minute or so is … shudder. Oh, and the dude has a crooked penis. Even a few seconds is WAY TOO MUCH.

    • Brianna says:

      Gawker supposedly has a blacked bar mini version if you are really curious.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        I clicked off the show when the *ladies* went to go pole dancing. I’d rather go blind than see a sex tape of Danielle. I will never watch NJ again and have no interest in hearing about them. I’m not a prude but I do have a low tolerance for just plain disgusting.
        I’m not into being depressed. ugh

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      I got though about 6 minutes of the sex tape yesterday and my eyes are still burning. That wayward tit was out of control. At least the guy was wearing a condom. 🙂

    • bamabelle57 says:

      Thanks for the warning Brianna! I didn’t watch Danielle’s tape… but I did read all the stuff about the NJ Housewives financial problems… UNBELIEVABLE!

      • Edinburger says:

        I watched a few minutes also. Dear me that was horrific. My eyes will never un-see those unsightly things. I fast forwarded to the end where she cleans herself in the b-day (I don’t know how you spell that, the thing you wash your bum in) because I saw someone on Gawker mention it, and I wanted to see if it was true. Well yes it was an it was another classless moment to top off a tacky and vile video.

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      What I want to know, is what woman her age has a pierced coochie?

    • Bosandi says:

      Speaking of Housewives who are broke…

      Forgive me for lack of detail, but did anyone hear Andy mention on one of WWHL shows that the count and countless (before the divorce) were renting their Manhattan townhouse? It was only a side comment so there was no discussion about it.

      I’m not saying they’re broke but they certainly were trying to impress. I wonder if they resided in Manhattan before this…Anyone know?

  10. KookADoodleDo says:

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  11. anitabee says:

    Hmmm….

    Just throwing this out there. I’m watching last season’s final episode where Jill and Bethenny have a blow up at Jill’s Charity Event which Ramona instigated.

    I know they made up but did they? Is there where the bad blood starts? I mean Jill does go crazy with her paranoia. Can a person like that ever truly let things go?

    If she can’t it explains so much. First off it proves she is mentally imbalanced. Two she knows she sometimes her imagination gets confused with her reality. Now it makes sense why she is friends with Kelly not Bethenny. It explains why she has unleashed her legion of flying monkeys (granted mostly her inbred nephew) to attack bloggers, Silex, and exfans while pretending it’s her ‘fans’ doing this damage. I get now why she doesn’t believe that fans and Bravo know that she is behind all of this.

    Even if she has a few unhinged fanatics going around doing this in the name of her honor Jill has shown that she will do nothing to stop them. The funny thing about that is that those people will always bite the hand that feeds them. In time, they too will turn on Jill.

    I am not a psychic like the one Jill has but I can see Jill’s future. This is going to end very very badly for her. The embarrassment she will suffer will kick her out of the fabulous circle that she runs with. No wonder she had lunch with Kelly a few days ago…who else will spend time with her? The interesting part is she doesn’t see it coming even though all the signs are there.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      That circle has been slowly moving away from her for awhile now. Expect to see her hanging with Kelly alot more since she is probably going to get somewhat disinvited from some Hampton pawties (unless it is a checkbook one and then Bawby will get her in).

      • Gypsy says:

        May she never sit in the first row of a fashion show and get seated next to the bathrooms for charity events.

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      That’s just wishful thinking on our part, I think. JZ has always been JZ – and I am sure that her “fabulous circle of friends” are either just like her or they already know full well what she is like…..

  12. WindyCityWondering says:

    The booze company DONATE mucho quantity of alcohol for the event – they should have their advertising shown – what did Jill donate ($5,000 so she could have Zarin Fabric on the step and repeat). Ramona also got strong armed into the $5,000 donation but she also had TruRenewal samples in the gift bag! Jill stated the event was all about her! She is a disease???

    • desertgal66 says:

      That whole argument was STUPID. I mean, okay, the signage WAS a little over the top, but the company was entitled to put it up. So, you make a compromise and have some of it taken down-which is what Jill did. It was, seriously, not that big an issue-take some of it down, and the problem is resolved. Over. Done. Finito.

      Jill lighting into Bethenny up over it after she arrived was just Jill being nasty. She jumped down B’s throat over an issue that had already been resolved. It’s another example of how Jill is a bitch.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Did anyone notice at the end of season 2, the final words on the screen for Ramona said she and Mario celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. The vow renewal in season 3 was for their 17th anniversary??? Are they going backwards?

        • HD says:

          I noticed that too and she also said on the reunion that they had been married for 18 years. I gave her the benefit of the doubt and just thought maybe she was adding time they were engaged or something…

          As for the signage, Jill was overreacting. Notice how she told Bethanny, “you should just leave.” That must the card she plays all the time.

      • fairydusted says:

        Both great points. I thought that as well as I rewatched that one today as well. B brought in a shitload of booze. I think the singage was just fine from what I have seen IRL didn’t seem OTT. Ramana should have to stayed outta that one. She seemed to light the fire. Really makes me wonder if JZ showed her ass then to Bethenny and maybe pulled back as well. Hell I would have for sure.

  13. Gypsy says:

    I think Angelo deliberately sabotaged his team. He spent all of his time trying to squirt peanut butter on celery, and that was the vegetable. He and Tracy, who made a not well received chicken burger, had immunity and Kenny could have gone. I hate the “don’t help anyone else” tone this season. Maybe Top Chef Masters spoiled me.

    • HD says:

      He was trying to sabotage not the team but essentially Kenny since Kenny is more than likely his only threat in the competition that we have seen thus far. A person that is a REAL chef or truly good at whatever they do want to be challenged. No one that I know wants to just skate through because what is the point? That is like Kobe Bryant playing basketball against me who can’t play at all. Would he REALLY feel like he won something? Probably not. I do not like Angelo’s attitude.

  14. Shadowsnomore says:

    Lynn, I’m so happy your are blogging Top Chef!

    I enjoyed last nights show. It is always hard to get into the personalities of the chefs at the beginning of the Season. With 17 personalities all vying for camera time, it makes it difficult to stand out. Last season, I remember so many people complaining that the “V” brothers where boring. But, their was absolutely nothing boring about their food! As the weeks go by, I’m sure the Food will do all the talking and we will get a better idea of who the true stand outs are.
    I am beginning to believe that this season will focus a lot on the rivalry of Kenny and Angelo. If you peruse their bios, you can see these two men know what they are doing in the kitchen. Angelo has been mentored by some pretty big names in the culinary world and I read somewhere that he has received a Michelin Star. Pretty impressive. Kenny has a pretty accomplished resume as well. He has bad ass knife skills and has been toe to toe with Angelo in the challenges. I believe Ed, Kelly, Tamesha and Tiffany and Timothy are ones to watch as well. They truly do have some serious talent again this season.
    I was NOT shocked that Jacqueline was eliminated. One of the biggest objective with this challenge was to create a dish that was nutritious. That dessert was loaded with sugar. Yes, it had fruit but it got swallowed up in all that sugar. Jacqueline and the rest of the team should have gotten the “balls” to tell Amanda “NO” to the sherry. How stupid do you have to be to know that is an inappropriate element in a school lunch menu. I agree that both women deserved to be on the bottom and I wouldn’t have complained about either one being sent home. That sherry was not only a poor idea but it ate up a lot of the budget. That money would have been better used creating a nutritious and healthy dessert.
    I wasn’t surprised that Angelo’s team was one of the bottom 2 teams. Where were the vegetables? I don’t think Angelo intentionally threw the challenge but he was certainly playing the game. It was a pure strategic move to put Kenny on his team. Kenny is Angelo’s biggest threat. I was disappointed that Kenny and Ed didn’t take the reigns on the menu. They had the most to lose and I wouldn’t have been steamrolled by anyone who had immunity. You have to always remember that you have to get your voice heard and fight for your element in the menu. Yes, you are working as a team but the ultimate goal is to be TOP CHEF! Forgetting that will get you sent home. It almost sent Laurine home last season during the military challenge. Lucky for her, Preeti thought the dish was good. That made the judges question her palate more.
    I think that the food ‘s taste was what gave Angelo’s team the edge during the elimination. The chicken sandwich and bread pudding probably saved them. Jacqueline’s team only had the salad that Tamesha created that stood the taste test. Both meals failed in nutrition and creativity on a budget.
    I was happy that Kelly won. She took the reigns on her component of the menu and stood her ground. I thought Arnold was a little bitchy toward Kelly. She didn’t try to throw anyone under the bus and yes it was her, idea. She would be the one defending what she did individually to the judges. . Arnold you had every right to try to come up with something better. A team challenge does not mean you forget that this is an individual competition as well. Even if everyone else crashes and burns on your team, make sure you have an outstanding dish. It is what Spike did in the wedding wars challenge his season. It saved him and almost sent Dale home. Dale lost control of his focus and his elements of the menu. He took on too much and got overwhelmed in the team function of the challenge. He did too much and should have stepped back and edited the menu to work with him not against him.
    I did like the dynamic of team Andrea, Alex Tim and Kevin. They worked well as a team and as individuals. Everything was good, the only weak point was the mac’n’cheese. But, I think Kelly’s team just had the best overall menu. It was creative and had lots of healthy and tasty components.
    I look forward to see which chefs emerge as the top talents. Arnold has a big personality and has talent. I just think there are more talented chefs in the bunch. It does appear that Angelo and Kenny have intimidated some and they are forces to be reckoned with.

  15. iceNfire says:

    Haven’t read anything since someone mentioned being followed and others mentioning fake posters.
    otay sent this to me:
    Tell your friends to watch what they post on the “other blog”. I do believe with reason gwen is capturing IP addresses and utilizing them to post on sites. Be careful…just a heads up…i’ve already experienced it.

    I had a feeling that that site was set up to capture and compare IP’s

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      “I do believe with reason gwen is capturing IP addresses and utilizing them to post on sites.”

      What does that mean exactly?

    • viki55 says:

      Gwen is smart enough to iminate other’s IP address?

      • viki55 says:

        imitate too…jeshh…sorry for the typos today.

        • moriasheehan says:

          absurdtosublime tweets -using phone to tweet. has learned!

          • HD says:

            I like the others want to know why would she do this? Do gather personal information on people?

            • felony stupid says:

              Me three, four and five. Any info on this would be appreciated. I did try to post there several times so I would like to know what to ‘watch out for’.

    • Jenni says:

      IP addresses can be used to locate a computer physically. However, to do this, a person would need to know the IP addresses of the complete path that the message had taken, not just the endpoint IP addresses. Most of us either assign our own IP address, or allow our ISP providers’s DSP server assign one to us. Without the complete path from endpoint to endpoint, including all servers, routers, and switch midpoint IP addresses, you can not be located physically. The owner of the webpage only sees your endpoint IP address and email address (that you entered).

      With that information, someone could manually assign their computer your IP address (if it is not already used on the ISP, router or switch that they are directly connected to, and follows the rules needed by that subnet) and use your email address to post on a site and try to make it appear to the owner of that site that they are you. However, the middle hops IP addresses would prove that to be false, should it come to that.

      Another possiblity is that the person, having your email address, could use it to spam you or make contact with you which you might find undesireable.

      • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

        Thank you. Those folks have gotten so crazy with twittering under other people’s names, etc. I figure that I am a “nobody” that wouldn’t make a dimes worth of difference to them, but it’s good to know what the potential problem is. Could they use my email address with a different IP address to try to stir up anything?
        The only weird thing that has happened to me is that I have had a lot of requests to follow me on twitter, which is pretty weird as I only tweeted twice, several years ago.

        • Jenni says:

          It is possible I guess, I am more concerned about the use of my email address than the use of my IP address…

          • here's the thing says:

            She can’t do anything with your IP address except pinpoint your vague whereabouts. She might be using it to figure out who is using different names.

  16. desertgal66 says:

    Brianna says:
    June 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Reposting a couple of links
    this one is LONG, but really funny
    http://www.tvgasm.com/recaps/rhony-excruciating-pontificating/

    GREAT recap!

  17. anutha hata says:

    Lynn-You may want to check Maxine’s Tweets. She is posting BS about you repeatedly today.

  18. moriasheehan says:

    she just retweeted the june 6th story about threatening mail and danger from chicago and alabama.

  19. moriasheehan says:

    FYI for all of thee RHWNY in case the lost footage is too upsetting
    Warning signs of a stroke

    http://www.webmd.com/stroke/slideshow-stroke-overview?ecd=wnl_hyp_062410

  20. Ellabean says:

    I heard that Chicago and Alabama are uniting to go after Jill.
    Then, Detroit and Missouri are going after her too – with Pittsburgh waiting in the wings.

    (tee hee)

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      “Also in the works are a “relationship book” written in the same ‘he said, she said’ style as Little Kids, a possible cookbook, and Alex tells me she’s penning a “roman a clef about the dark underbelly of reality television.” Watch out Jill Zarin!”

      LOVE IT!!!

      • KookADoodleDo says:

        Simon does have a “way with words”!

        “”We didn’t know we were going to be paired with bitchy, socialite wannabes,” says Simon.
        With three seasons behind them, Simon feels Alex “hit her stride” this year. For her part, Alex says her friendships with Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Bethenny have grown and she’s spoken to all three of them “within the last 48 hours.” No decision has been made about who will be returning next season but Simon says of the couple’s plans, “At this point, it would be silly to not do one more season.”

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          Palmer left a message to read the i hate lynn blog. argh

          • I left a message saying this was a better site and asked palmer if he was Jill’s nephew who likes to stir up crap and threaten people.

            • Edinburger says:

              I am a little lost, how did you guys uncover that this person was Jill’s nephew? It makes sense, I just wondered if I had missed something.

      • MNSUE says:

        It drove me nuts every time they took heat for writing a parenting book. The implication being they were going to tell people how to parent. It was so obvious by the title that its how to live in the city.

        Actually its not even implied “how to” just observations on their part.
        I love Alex and Simon but the one scene I never understood was how they let one of the boys attack Jason’s burger (season 1?) and one was screaming at the top of his lungs BUT that could be the proverbial “editing”. How do I know Alex or Simon didn’t tell them to stop 2 seconds later?

        Jill saying bitchy things was Jill saying bitchy things.

        • Jenni says:

          They said in an interview that the taping of the dinner had been delayed for over an hour, due to some of the guests arriving late. The boys were quite young at that point, and simply reached their limit. They were given a time out, which was edited out.

    • kokuanani says:

      I loved this quote from the article:

      I just had to ask Alex what she thought of Jill’s tearful performance at the marathon three-part reunion show, which culminated in Jill basically begging former BFF Bethenny Frankel for a hug. (I’m told the women shot for nine hours with very little down time.) “It was a long day,” says Alex. “I don’t know whether it was genuine or not.” But she didn’t hold back in describing Jill’s backstabbing behavior overall: “When you have nothing else in your life, you can sit around and scheme like a character in Dangerous Liaisons.”

      Now there’s a reference [Dangerous Liaisons] that will go right over Kelly’s head!!!

  21. Squirrels says:

    OMG. I was headed out to dinner w/ the boy toy and Top Chef was on. I told him I was taping it, but he was mesmerized. I had to hold on to my aching tummy to the end of the program. Watching a 6’3″ full cowboy man get sucked into a cooking show you can’t even taste?

    Priceless.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      When my son was 2 I would be spinning the dial to find a show to watch and he’d yell at me to stop on all cooking shows. He couldn’t stay focused on kids shows for long but he would watch a half hour cooking show without being distracted. It was freaky! I thought he’d grow up to be a chef cuz he loves to cook but he became a graphic artist instead. 😀

      • viki55 says:

        Oh the good ole days….spinning the dial….I remember that! You actually had to get out of your chair to change the channel!

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          Haha Yeah, date myself much? LOL!

        • How about when the stupid dial broke off and you had to use pliers to change channels?! LOL! That had happened to us a couple of times. We used to be slow catching up with technology–didn’t have air conditioning in a car until the mid-to-late 70s and didn’t have a color tv until 1980!

          i’ll never forget our first color tv–with the dial. 🙂

          Now, I’m stuck at VCRs and a laptop. Anything beyond that, I have no idea about–cell phones, all those little listening devices who knows about them? LOL!

          • viki55 says:

            I remember using pliers also! I wondered sometimes if my parents didn’t have kids just so they had slaves to change the channels:)

            • Upper WestSide Dude says:

              Yeah, I was the remote control for my parents old Zenith television. We would spin that dial like a roulette wheel – I loved that sound.

        • fairydusted says:

          and when they did come out they were corded.

      • Squirrels says:

        It’s not far off the mark.

        😀

    • viki55 says:

      LOL

  22. Zipit Zarin says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1CZTLk-Gk <—funny about rotary phones 😀

  23. Squirrels says:

    Remember the days of say…. “Triangle 8 -1234”?

    • viki55 says:

      What is that?

      • viki55 says:

        Oh! The paper folding thingy?

        • moriasheehan says:

          no, it was your call code. we had CR7-4550 then they started using numbers instead of the letters. CR stood for crestview, our neighborhood.

          • bamabelle57 says:

            I’m dating myself too, but I remember the letters in telephone numbers… we had to dial AL1-I don’t remember the other 4 numbers to call my Daddy’s office. I remember the party line, too… but the worse was NO CABLE… we had like 3 channels… I remember the day cable came through our neighborhood!

    • kokuanani says:

      Yeah, that was before the days of area codes as well.

      I do remember: our number was “HObart 9-4895.”

  24. Teri says:

    Hi all! Found this blog las Sunday while perusing the ‘net and I love it! Lynn, you do a fantastic job and have a wonderful group of followers. Congrats to you! I just wanted to reply about last seasons RHONY finale. Did anyone happen to notice that the dress that Ally wore is the same dress that Dina wore on the RHONJ finale? Keep up the great work.

    • anutha hata says:

      I love that dress on both of them. Does anyone know if Dina wears color contact lenses?

      • Teri says:

        I agree. That dress is gorg! I always wondered about Dina’s eyes/contacts as well. They are a beautiful blue!

    • Ellabean says:

      Teri – EXACTLY. I noticed it right away. It was a pale blue strapless with faux blue sort of rosette flowers across the upper bust, right ?

      Here is why I noticed: I think the dress is by Kay Unger of New York – – – and I just happened to have worked for her for 10 years – – !!!! She is not a well known household name – but has been around for over 25 years (formerly under the “St. Gillian” label in the late 80’s). Her clothing can be found in major upscale dept stores (Neimans, Saks, Lord & Taylor) and the dresses are priced around $ 150 – $350.

      And she is a lovely, classy lady. Love you, Kay!

      • Sofi says:

        For some reason, maybe because I thought the dress was so pretty but wrong for Ally’s build, I noted that it was from Alice + Olivia and cost just under $200. It was great on Dina. Actually, that style doesn’t flatter anyone very much.

  25. Gingers poo says:

    Countess LuAnn de Lesseps needs a lesson in class

    Wednesday June 23, 2010 6:24 PM By Julie Gordon

    LuAnn “The Countess” de Lesseps should take a lesson from her own etiquette book.

    At New York magazine’s summer kickoff party at the Kimberly Hotel’s Upstairs rooftop bar on Tuesday night, we spied the class-obsessed “Real Housewife” and boyfriend Jacques Azoulay coming out of a one-person bathroom … together.

    Umm, we don’t think a chapter in de Lesseps’ book, “Class With the Countess,” covers tandem bathroom visits.

  26. anutha hata says:

    E-yoow. So I checked-out the comments on Pretty on the Outside’s post about Danielle’s sex-video, and a reviewer noted that Danielle talks baby talk in her porn video.
    The baby-tawk has been annoying the heck out of me in Danielle’s narration on NJ Housewives.
    A 50+ year-old woman talking baby-talk trying to be sexy???? So wouldn’t anyone who is aroused by that kind of thing be perverted?
    (I really don’t know that’s why I ask).
    I’ve heard that when a grown woman talks in baby-talk, that it is a sign that they were abused and/or molested at a young age, so I guess I have to feel sorry for her.
    I think I may be done with the Jersey wives.
    There’s just so much wrong with it, and although Danielle disgusts me, I have a feeling that its not all her fault.
    And the Manzos are doing their best to have Danielle be the focus of all negative opinion, to try and hide their own secrets.-They should be thanking her instead-of shunning her.
    As with the Kelly situation, I put the blame on the producers for exploiting people who have obvious pathological problems.

  27. Bravo fan says:

    They are rerunning RHONY, Luanne is singing her debut song. I was having very mean thoughts watching Jill dance in that slutty pink dress and then all of a sudden the tree in front of my house was struck by lightening and fell onto my front porch. Yikes!
    BTW why does that party planner housewife always wear those thigh high boots? Maybe it is me but I think they look trashy.

    • LOL! Maybe that was God saying “hate the sin, love the sinner”?

      Was your porch hurt by the fallen tree? It’s scary when a tree or part of one falls nearby. Once I was standing at the front door watching a bad storm and suddenly part of a tree (a huge limb) fell in the yard just on the other side of the sidewalk. I saw the couple across the street who had been sitting on their carport jump up and run inside their house, and I slammed that door quickly. LOL!

      • kokuanani says:

        LOL! Maybe that was God saying “hate the sin, love the sinner”?

        Or, if Jill is involved: “hate the sin, really REALLY hate the sinner.”

  28. Bravo fan says:

    Did u guys see the other blog? They think the fake Alana twitter is real and are saying that Alana and Simon said that amazongate is fake!

  29. char212 says:

    Ah Lynn, maybe you should copy this from Gwen’s blog and send it on to Alana…

    #

    Team Jill is ready to fight back.

    SILEX are fraud city. Even Simon in a recent interview admitted that Amazongate was a lie. Go to zap2it to see.
    NEW BLOG NEEDED. Keep it coming!

    Bobbysue
    Reply
    #
    tloops says:
    June 24, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Alana Chandler @alanareviewers has just basically admitted that she never read Jill Zarin’s book yet slandered her all over the internet. I am reporting this to JZ, publisher, amazon and all who will listen I hope you all will too. I asked her questions about the book and she could not answer. Very simple questions. I figured as much.

    • Alana is on top of it and I’ll bet so are Simon and Alex.

      They don’t have a leg to stand on. These trolls of Jill’s just blindly follow her example of spinning lies with no foundation. Push them to follow through or provide proof and they cannot. It’s Jill’s flawed belief that if she does something, so does everybody else. It’s the most fundamental way of thinking learned in early childhood. Most people learn otherwise as they go through life. Apparently not Jill nor a few of her trolls.

      The idiots are just ceiling their own fate. Let them hang themselves. They’re too stupid to listen.

  30. Bravo fan says:

    i just emailed Alana and let her know what is going on

  31. CdnFillie says:

    it really doesn’t matter how many fake 5 Star Reviews the book gets now does it? It’s so far down the totem pole in rankings it’s practically non existent, and with all the negativity displayed and reported in the media by Jill and her flying monkeys ..especially the last reported on Amazon, it will likely become extinct
    soon 😛

  32. viki55 says:

    I don’t mean to be rude so please don’t take offense. I just like to read and sometimes comment. I am a little to old to get into the blog war thing. Been there, done that. Not 1979 but same kind of thing. Why do we care what is one that other blog? It seems to be giving it more attention than it deserves. I know there is a curiosity part, I have gone to see how many posters are there but I would never waste my time reading any of it. And commenting on it here seems to be a little disrepectful to Lynn. But just mho and I do not mean to offend at all.

    • char212 says:

      Someone is pretending to be Alana Chandler. They stole her ID and are making comments as her. That’s why I felt she needed to know.

      • Alana knows already that they are using her name illegally and are posting as her. She has already filed an identity fraud complaint with Twitter.

        As far as what these trolls are saying, Palmer, j. ashly, j. samples, Edie stone, etc., I don’t pay attention to what they’re saying. It’s not worth my time; it’s not worth my response. Like Jill, they are spreading lies and malicious gossip, make grandiose claims and can never follow through with proof. Like Jill, they believe that because Jill does something wrong, everybody else does it too. Elementary school thinking. There is no reasoning with these trolls; their only purpose is to spread lies and gossip, harass and defame.

        But if you do see something that you think Alana or Lynn should know about, we can email them privately. Lynn’s public email is made available here and Alana can be reached through her email posted at her Amazon page.

    • boston02127 says:

      @viki55—Well said!

    • char212 says:

      Oh I forgot…No offense taken. 🙂 I understood what you meant and I don’t usually do that but I felt Alana needed to know what someone is doing in her name.

  33. char212 says:

    The fake Alana Chandler just tweeted me…
    alanachandler

    @Realityaddict11 hi simons friend, i’m sorry my review will come down, i never read either book, i digress

  34. boston02127 says:

    iwannabeanarchy are you here?

    • iwannabeanarchy says:

      Hey Boston!

      I’m way behind and have been trying to catch up with the comments.

  35. boston02127 says:

    I wonder what Jill would do if Bobby left her. I wonder if she anything to fall back on.
    Where would she get her money?

    • char212 says:

      OMG She might have to move back home with mummy and daddy and get a heaven forbid a J O B. 🙂

    • viki55 says:

      I have a feeling she came from money. Maybe not as much but judging from her mother’s entitlement issues, I would say there is money in that family.

      • error 404 says:

        there is not. Both Jill and Lisa married well, and in Lisa’s case, she has a law degree and makes her own money. But they come for just typical middle class background and are quite honest about it.

        Should Bobby divorce Jill, she’ll get allimoney, just not as much as Lulu, Sonja and Kiki who sired monthly child support payments.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        IMO her folks are likely “well off”- and now retired to Florida. But I doubt they are anywhere close to what Bawby has income/wealth wise! I bet her prenup is interesting…..and we don’t know what she got from her first husband.

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      Maybe we’ll all find out soon!!
      I often wonder how he puts up with the continuous Jill drama.

    • Can you imagine what Bobby would think of Jill should he find out all the evil deeds she has done?

      • error 404 says:

        I think he knows Jill better than any of us.

        I also think he’s “scheevie” to quote Teresa. He’s never around, always on the phone or missing, looks like a greasy ‘mover and shaker’ type. He’s sorta kinda involved in the family business, which means he was handed a job, and makes most of his money in ‘real estate’ which judging form Trump means even the up and up ones are sleezy.

    • Jenni says:

      I think that is why Jill wants so many gifts of jewleree… She would get to keep those, and could sell them if she needed cash.

    • iwannabeanarchy says:

      She would still sponge off of him. She’d probably destroy him in court and squeeze out every red cent she possibly can in alimony/spousal support. She could probably get a good amount in alimony because she could argue that she substantially contributed to the businesses Bobby owns (i.e. she is named “VP of something or other at Zarin Fabrics) or that by her being on the show she brought more exposure to the business, thus financially contributing to it and its growth. This is something NY Courts actually consider when distributing assets and spousal support in a divorce proceeding.

      Boy, is Bobby dumb or what? I doubt he’ll ever divorce her because of the expense of it, it’s probably cheaper to stay with her. Plus I bet he’s still paying his ex alimony too.

      Worst case scenario, Jill could always fall back on her old job selling men’s underwear at Macy’s. I read on one of the Bravo boards a while back that that is how she met Bobby, and that he was still married at the time.

  36. MNSUE says:

    whoa! I sometimes glance at how many comments there are and I thought it said 24,201.
    I haven’t read any of this yet because I want to watch the episode. Don’t know why but that never stopped me with Real Housewives. I suppose because Top Chef is a competition (duh).
    Anyway, I’m dying to say Tracey is Rosie O’Donnel (circa League of Their Own). When I get around to watching the ep and reading here I bet others noticed too!
    A clone….

    • viki55 says:

      yes, totally! ‘Cept I don’t think she is gay. I could be wrong.

      • MNSUE says:

        I have no idea. It occurs to me I haven’t watched the first ep yet either. Just bits and pieces.
        Gosh, I sure hope Bravo will re-run them! 🙂

        My new favorite show I want to shout from the rooftops:

        THE FABULOUS BEEKMAN BOYS

        It is on Planet Green on Wednesdays (just started) It is the sweetest, funniest, gay couple who bought the Beekman Estate and are starting a farm. One of them worked for Martha Stewart. The other is in advertising and he kept his NYC job so they have steady income.

        They are SO SO SO sweet, funny, REAL, touching…..

        Everyone please check it out.

      • bamabelle57 says:

        She’s Gay… if you’re talking about the girl on Top Chef… the one who looks like a young Rosie O’Donnel… she said in her interview she was raising her girlfriends daughter… I think it was a daughter. I took it to mean girlfriend/partner, but I could be wrong.

  37. Cool Blonde says:

    I liked this comment: http://www.tvgasm.com/rec…ruciating-pontificating/

    I love that first screen-grab of Alex, she reminds me of Elizabeth Montgomery in “Bewitched” and I LOVED that show!

    Also, I loved Ramona’s dress – she looked so elegant. It reminded me of 1950’s Christian Dior, I almost wish she had pulled her hair up into a chignon – even her shoes were fabulous.

    After this season, watching the reunion, and then reading your fantastic encapsulation of it, it strikes me again how much Jill’s commentary from Seasons 1 & 2 colored our perceptions of the women on this show. The way she works is really insidious because she starts out with some validity; for instance Alex and Simon WERE a little pretentious and tried a little too hard – but how did that turn from being mildly annoying to open season on everything they do and say? I went along with the joke too, then it just became too vicious and Alex’s pain was real; and it wasn’t funny, it was disturbing and upsetting. I completely see how Bethenny and Ramona might have gone along with it, and even how they became the most verbal about it – and then how they must have had that same moment of “why are we so invested in beating these people down”? Jill really is the quintessential “mean girl”, and it’s incomprehensible to me how this dynamic can play out among mature, accomplished women – and so blatantly on a public platform.

    Watching Jill during this reunion was fascinating, her facial expressions and knee-jerk reactions to Alex betrayed everything she was trying to overcome. I wonder if she looks at pictures of herself and is as horrified as everyone else at how her features get distorted with all that toxic rage? Watching the layers peel away as all her graceful exits got closed off was like watching the Wicked Witch of the West destruct after the water was tossed on her. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be Allie, she must live every moment trying to avoid conflict with her mother. If you disappoint or cross Jill, she might destroy you – imagine having that monster for a mother? Bobby feeds into it too, his constant intervening and defending of her actions just feeds the fire. I would love to know how he digested this last season, and how he truly feels about the negative impact her actions HAVE to be having on his life too.

    Watching Bethenny respond to Jill is really tense for me, although I admire her for sticking to her guns and not backing down and holding Jill accountable. When Bethenny looks at Jill or responds to her directly, her eyes look almost haunted – Jill really damaged her. I get the sense Bethenny is a little scared of her sometimes, she’s definitely holding back – I think Jill must have manipulated deeply personal information out of her and she has a lot of anxiety about how far Jill will go to expose or hurt her. When I look at footage of Jill, her eyes look dead to me – she’s like an animal trying to figure out whether to fight or flee.

    I’m amazed at the dysfunction that surrounds Jill – her actions have not only derailed her own public persona, they have derailed her book and exposed her mother and sister to as much damage as she’s done to herself, and I can’t believe for one minute that this hasn’t had a negative impact on her husband’s business – and yet she STILL wants to come back, and she STILL thinks she can control who she will be on this show with. She reminds me of Bruce Willis in “The Sixth Sense”, she doesn’t know she’s dead yet.

    Oh… I know Andy’s too soft on the women – but I can’t help it, I love him!!! And I got really excited when he called Kelly out on being “forced” to go to St. John’s. I have to agree though, I would have liked to have seen a little more hardball with Jill and Krazy Kelly, I was left a little “unfulfilled” by the lack of a good old-fashioned smackdown.
    Prodigal Cheez | 26 of 26 Comments | Posted on June 24, 2010 12:51 pm

  38. iceNfire says:

    otay sent this to me:
    Tell your friends to watch what they post on the “other blog”. I do believe with reason gwen is capturing IP addresses and utilizing them to post on sites. Be careful…just a heads up…i’ve already experienced it.

    I don’t know what happened to otay but I do know that when you post on a blog your email and IP is available to the blog’s owner.
    You can hide your IP with an anonymous proxie or use a different IP using a proxie server. Google both also check your with your Internet service provider most have online support.

  39. NYCer says:

    Ok, just catching up on twitter, and I notice that a new account (@RHONYSchwartz) has been created 18 hours ago to tweet nice things to Jill. And at the exact same time, Jill is on twitter and responds to that new account. What a coincidence!

    Is this the week that bravo is making the decisions about who is coming back? Is that why Jill’s assistant @DarrenNYC is jumping into the fray? Is that why “someone” (I presume from Jill’s camp) was giving @NaughtyNiceRob bad info on Jill’s position being secure (“has another year on her contract”) and Alex and LuAnn being terminated?

    I hate Jill Zarin. That phrase still works for me. She has zero self-awareness. (Can anyone tell I just re-watched the reunion?)

    (posted this on yesterday’s blog first -by mistake)

    • I Can't Stand The Toxicity says:

      Naughty Nice Rob aka Rob Shuter is a friend of Jill’s. I think Jill is his source and the information that she gave him was inaccurate because Bravo hasn’t invited anyone back yet. I don’t know what Jill gains by feeding the press false information about who is coming back for a fourth season. At the end of the day, she is going to end up looking like a fool AGAIN.

  40. WindyCityWondering says:

    Jill has mastered the bulldozer apology – she throws every reason in the mix and dares you not to accept it, without really saying those two little words with any sincerity!

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      You will notice Jill says sorry to everyone BUT Alex and she makes a point of it. It’s quite obvious she has a deep hatred for her.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        While I consider Jill to be an equal opportunity hater – she definately has her lazers set on Alex!

  41. WindyCityWondering says:

    Don’t you feel sorry for Bravo fans of other shows? RHs have dominated their airwaves for weeks now…..and so Reunions 1,2, and 3 are leading us to the lost footage tonight! Something just clicked as part one is on in the background – Bethenny didn’t call off the dogs on Jill because she felt bad for her…..Bethenny really, really wants to get to the Kelly breakdown! Since returning from the island, every scene about Kelly’s behaviour – Bethenny knows what she saw and knows that Kelly needs professional help!

    • char212 says:

      I thought the same thing about the other Bravo shows. Then with B’s show on now that will take center stage over them too.

  42. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    You have to love Sonja. She doesn’t pretend and she is very up front. I wonder if a second year on the show will change her.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Well they have all changed from season to season to some degree. IMO Sonja will change too. I hope she calls Jill on being a bitch! But I think she will try to be the peacemaker with the best intentions to get the cast to be friends or at least civil to each other..

  43. boston02127 says:

    Does anyone from the west coast mind if the east cost posts during the show?

  44. CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

    Has PETA ever commented on KKB’s contradictions? I can’t find anything on their website except a link that is broken to a Chelsea Handler bit on Kelly. Seems to me that they would have made a statement or something????

    • error 404 says:

      I guess. But OTOH even a 6 year old can tell that Kiki has no idea what PETS does or stands for and is soooo not a supporter. Or maybe they’re designing an entire ad campaign poking fun at it.

  45. AlternateReality says:

    just testing

    jill is caca

  46. Sha2000 says:

    I don’t know if this was posted here before or not, but here’s another funny link:
    http://www.bsideblog.com/2010/06/ranking-the-ten-worst-%E2%80%98real-housewives%E2%80%99-housewives/

  47. error 404 says:

    OK, gross but what the hell are they ding. I don’t understand the procedure at all. Less fat, less sweat?

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      Too gross – I couldn’t watch.

    • MNSUE says:

      That was truly disturbing. I thought I once heard botox shots could stop sweat but seriously what the hell was that? She was totally rooting around in Ramona’s arm. And blood…..

  48. error 404 says:

    what? Jill bought Bobby a blood plasma machine? Huh?

    • girlygirlnyc says:

      A “blood pressure” machine. It is the least she can do to make sure he doesn’t drop dead while she gets choked up talking about how she always gets “screwed on gifts” because everything is at the same time of year.

  49. HD says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think sometimes when Kelly talks or smiles her mouth is like the Joker?

  50. Lost footage is disappointing so far. I missed the first scene with Sonja and Ramona, but the next two were on Bravo’s site as extra videos weren’t they?

    Give us more of Kelly’s breakdown in the VI than this rehashed stuff!

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      Agreed!

      • After all, Kelly herself said she had a breakthrough down there. So, that mean’s she’s ok with showing more of the footage.

        We want more VI of kelly’s breakTHROUGH!

    • HD says:

      Right! I am thinking, what lost footage? This is all on Bravo. Maybe it will get a little better. I doubt they show Crazy Kelly on the boat anymore. I sure they would though. LOL!

    • AlternateReality says:

      thought I was hallucinating. already viewed these takes.

      I think bravo should air the entire reunion. I would watch it.

  51. Well, Bravo is going to show the white house gatecrashers actually gatecrashing? Bravo, get a life!

    • HD says:

      I really wish they did not do that. So Bravo was there all along. Didn’t Bravo try to play that off like those White House crashers were going rogue and they had no clue they were not on the list and they were in no way affliated with them? Bravo is so full of it.

  52. cusi77 says:

    At the jewelry store Bawbby preferred to have Ramona’s procedjure instead of being there with Shill!

  53. error 404 says:

    what’s a playoff beard?

  54. HD says:

    How many damn times does Ramona have to say renewal?!! Sheesh! We get it already.

  55. boston02127 says:

    We have another victim! K-E-L-L-Y what ever should we do?

    From Ashley’s blog:

    OK, so sorry my blog is so late! I wasn’t quite sure what to write because I’m TRYING not to say a lot in this blog because I’m saving my energy for the next few blogs to come.
    I want to start by addressing something that is really important to me first. I have been getting a lot of insults from a few haters. I’ve heard I’m a brat, spoiled, disrespectful, etc. I’ve even gotten from two or three people that I should kill myself! Can you believe some people? How sad their own lives must be. Anyway, the one main insult that I keep getting from people is that I’m fat. I get that insult at least five times a day. I like food, a lot … A LOT. I am 5’9″ and 134 pounds (yes, I just weighed myself!) I go back and forth all the time between a size 4 and a size 6. If that makes me fat, then I don’t want to be what people call “skinny” these days. I am happy with how I look right now, I have been working out a lot more because I want to tone up, but as far as losing weight, I’m not interested. If certain people have a problem with it, TOUGH! This again brings me back to when I used to get bullied in school. Imagine, if I’m getting bullied for being fat, think of girls who are bigger than me getting picked on in school? People can be so mean. (If you are reading my blog and you are/have being/been bullied in any way shape or form I encourage you to PLEASE check out: http://www.twloha.com/index.php.) The Mission Statement on their website reads:

    I want to raise awareness of bullying and show people who are suffering that it’s never to late to get help, and that their life DOES matter. I think the main problem in life is that people (including me sometimes) forget that we were created to love and be loved.

    ANYWAY, about the show, this might be a little out of order because I haven’t seen the episode since Monday, so I’m writing my blog from memory.
    .
    .
    My 2 cents.
    Trashly, People don’t have to be a “haters” to see you’re a brat, spoiled and disrespectful. YOU ARE!
    If you’re happy how you look and don’t care to lose weight don’t blog about it.
    You’re a pudge. (I can call her that, I’m not picking on kids, we’re the same age) You say you’re 5’9″ and weight 134. Huh, I’m 5’8″ and weight 110-120 soaking wet and wear a 4 in jeans. How can you wear a size 4? How can you wear a size 4 and a size 6? Is one of your legs fatter than the other? Get off you’re chunky ass and do something with your life. Read a book while you’re at it.
    You’re a lazy, punk wanna be bum.

    About that bullying– here’s a help number: 1-800-K-E-L-L-Y

    • HD says:

      I am soooooo laughing at that 1800 number. TOO FUNNY!

      I have my own weight struggles so I never talk about anyone’s weight and even if I was super fit, I know weight is a very hard struggle that many people deal with and it takes A LOT of work and dedication to get it off and stay focused so I am not one to judge her about her weight.

      Now her attitude….her mother should have dealt with that YEARS ago. She didn’t and now the fruit of the seeds that she planted are in full blossom.

      • boston02127 says:

        Sorry HD, you’re right, I shouldn’t either.

        • boston02127 says:

          And HD, I’m not super fit. I’m more bones.

          • dumberries says:

            I get what you’re saying. I don’t judge or comment on anyone’s weight, but she’s making it a big deal. And, you’re right, she and Zarin must have a custom designer if they’re wearing size 1’s and 4’s. She should feel good and proud in a size 10 or 12 – if not, work on it.

          • fairydusted says:

            I feel ya Boston……If one more person threatens me with a “sandwich” I’m going off. LOL

        • HD says:

          I was not trying to be the blog police. LOL! You can talk about it if you want to I was just saying that I don’t do that just because I have my own weight issues. I have been working out pretty steady and managed to lose 20 pounds and STILL have a ways to go but I have dropped a few dress sizes. HALLELUJAH! But it has been soooooooooo hard. So hard. I will never get out of shape like this again. It is not worth it. So I was just talking from my stand point because I struggle with it.

          • boston02127 says:

            Ohh HD I know you’re not trying to be the blog police. You’re anything but. Sometimes I have to catch myself because I can be a little snarky.

            • vilzvet says:

              Heheh, I sure bet Trashley is referring to Lynn’s awesome blog where she perfectly nailed her to the wall. I’m positive of that. Glad to know she read it, maybe she learned something. Because we all know that the only viewer comments at Bravo are all hero worship, that is all they are allowed to see. And did she really need to apologize for being “late” with her worthless blog? Like viewers are all sitting on their hands waiting? Nauseated by her description of Teresa’s free housewarming as “over the top” in light of all that was really going on. Teresa makes not one mention or explanation in her blog of she was probably at the courthouse the very day of the party filing bankrupcty papers.

          • fairydusted says:

            Congrats HD on your hard work!

  56. MNSUE says:

    HELLO BRAVO THIS IS WHAT WE WANT

    This scene with Ramona/Mario, Alex/Simon, Bethenny/Jason just at some event, enjoying each other and chit chatting.

    And “normal” people can relate to some of their issues-leaving kids to go on trip etc.

    Pleasant people enjoying each other’s company is not boring.

  57. HD says:

    Did ya’ll catch that…did Bethanny say some man tried to molest her when she was kid?

  58. boston02127 says:

    At a fashion show they just asked Alex to wear the finale dress in front of Kelly.
    Kelly was sitting beside her.

  59. cusi77 says:

    Alex looks so beatiful in that dress and jacquet… Kelly is very nice to Alex… before the bad witch of the nord put wrong information in her small brain…

  60. HD says:

    LIP-o-suction! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  61. KookADoodleDo says:

    Hmmm, was Kelly just giving child rearing advice to Sonia?? She was “worried” about Sonia’s daughter?? Damn, she should take care of her own kids.

    • fairydusted says:

      I know…..She is the very last person that anyone should hand out parenting advise. She acted like a know it all. Doesn’t everyone want a 14 day cleanse when they are recoving from….hell, anything!

  62. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    Healthful life = Jelly Beans and Petrone

    Thank you for that Kelly…

  63. KookADoodleDo says:

    JILL is going to spare no expense to get Ally into a good school?? And, SHE (Jill) works really, really hard??? I think she meant BOBBY.
    More lies…..

    • MNSUE says:

      I’m still processing Jill’s diatribe about rich bankers because they are rich bankers have the best and brightest kids. At the same time acknowledging that if the kids aren’t bright they throw money at the situation (and pull strings)

      She does a huge disservice to privileged parents in NYC. Unless they agree with her.

      Jill needs to get out here in flyover land and meet the other best and brightest, kids in midwestern urban schools, small town schools, rural schools with parents of varying incomes, working hard and being good people.

  64. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    Poor Ally has absorbed some of Jill’s infamous gene pool. As Seinfeld said in the Hampton’s episode, “there’s too much chlorine in that gene pool.”

  65. error 404 says:

    who is this MArla? I love how people are on camera for like 5 seconds but manage to be extremely catty and bitchy. Meow!

  66. Zee says:

    Kelly – “hadnt worked out in 3 days, going stir-crazy” = constipated. Lol

  67. MAMAZ says:

    Eww, Kelly’s body is so gross! Ramona looks a lot better.

  68. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    Kelly just doesn’t shut up and her line of thought just goes from one subject to another.

    • MAMAZ says:

      And she’s so STUPID! She has “sensitive taste buds”, lol. Uhm, I think you mean a sophisticated palate(sp?) KooKooLet.

  69. boston02127 says:

    Their showing Kelly working out. She looks like a linebacker. She’s very manly.
    She says she doesn’t sweat and her hair stays the same when she works out.
    Does she realize she always looks dirty? lol She’s babbling and driving R crazy.

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      If she believes that BS, she probably never showers.

    • error 404 says:

      it explains a lot. She works out every day and thinks she doesn’t sweat and her hair looks the same. I think she just answered the riddle why her hair always looks dirty! lol

  70. AlternateReality says:

    that’s it. kelly is bat shit crazy.

  71. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    This live blogging is fun! Still at commercial. 🙂

  72. kokuanani says:

    I caught Ramona when she was getting fitted for that monstrosity dress from the Brooklyn show say, “I have a very voluptuous figure, and that dress accents them.

    Also, it was noticeable when Kelly was at this fitting event, she was relatively nice. Funny, funny remark by her agreeing that she had the “build” of an Olympic athlete, “but not the brain.”

    Watching this made me think two things

    a) Kelly was much better before Jill grabbed her puppet strings; and
    b) I suspect Kelly’s meth use increased over the life of the show, and she got crazier and crazier from it as time went on.

    I also loved Jill being a total, controlling, self-centered shit during the time poor Allie was trying to study for the SATs. There’s no excuse for such inconsiderate, narcissistic behavior, you moron.

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      The cameras were rolling, so it HAD to be all about Jill!

      • KookADoodleDo says:

        It is interesting to see her interacting just fine one-on-one with Ramona, Alex & Sonia. (All before the trip though.) No doubt in my mind that Jill “prepped” Kelly before she left for St. John.

    • MAMAZ says:

      I absolutely think Jill manipulated Kelly into a lot of her Bethenny hate. She started the season with a truce and being friendly towards B. She was even annoyed with JZ over the email. Then everything changed.

    • MNSUE says:

      I was going to mention that too. I remember at the time the Brooklyn Fashion show ep aired someone on some blog (was Lynn blogging yet? can’t remember)

      anyway proper props were given to Kelly for being gracious due to the fact that her dress really wasn’t a good fit for her. She didn’t seem to be a diva either.

  73. boston02127 says:

    When Kelly was on the bed with Sonja lecturing her about lipo she forgot to tell Sonja about her own operation. Kelly looks like she had an addadicktome.
    (add-a-dick-to-me).

  74. Ok, there are so many more scenes with Alex, Ramona, Bethenny, Sonja, and even Kelly than with Jill.

  75. boston02127 says:

    The PETA poster in Times Sq. of Bethenny must kill Kelly.

    • HD says:

      I am sure it does and I love it. Bethanny looked amazing! I bet Kelly won’t be doing cartwheels down that block. 🙂

      • fairydusted says:

        On the upside. Maybe she will get distracted and running through there and a cab will clip her back into reality.

  76. MAMAZ says:

    Gay guys love a good rack too!

  77. Zee says:

    Love that Sonja is upfront and honest about herself – complimenting B on the peta campaign pic but admitting she’s jealous. I would say the same thing! I’d LOVE to have B’s shape!

  78. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    This has to be killing Jill. She’s not getting much airtime tonight. I Hate Jill Zarin!

  79. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    Who in the heck has the balls to change someone else’s seating plans???

  80. MAMAZ says:

    Jill and Kelly are so rude. How dare they change the seating arrangement.

  81. KookADoodleDo says:

    Ahhh, two days before the trip, Jill wants Kelly to sit next to her at Ramona’s B-day party. Why such a big deal?? Perhaps this was the beginning of Jill boring a bigger hole in Kelly’s head?

  82. cusi77 says:

    Jill

  83. kokuanani says:

    I love that when Ramona tells Jill it’s not okay to change place cards at the lunch, Jill’s response is, “well you did it at my party.”

    Now to me, the whole tone of this is “you did bad behavior, so I get to as well.”

    Hey, Jill, if you didn’t like it when it happened at your party, if you acknowledge that it was bad behavior, wouldn’t you NOT want to do that?

    Of course not, Jill, because your MO is all “retaliation.”

    • Jill’s all for that “because you did this, I’m going to do it too.”

      But then Jill believes that if she engages in bad behavior, everyone does so too. Her thinking is so elementary!

    • MAMAZ says:

      Thanks for answering my Chow question earlier. Good to know. I have always thought they were beautiful. I may have to look for a rescue in my area!

  84. Well, after the first few scenes, this got a lot better. I actually enjoyed a lot of it. Why didn’t they show some of this more positive stuff than all that crap with Jill?

    Bravo, we want more stuff like this, without Jill and Kelly!

  85. AlternateReality says:

    jill got her wish. they finally showed her at home with her family and guess what?

    She was still obnoxious as hell.

    • dumberries says:

      I STILL really want to know why we’ve never seen or heard about Zarin’s adult step-children at any family parties or gatherings, for 3 years. She has said many times, “family is everything”. To me, that pretty much throws a wrench into Zarins attempt to position her family as the Jewish version of Father Knows Best. I bet a million she’s the despised evil stepmother from hell.

  86. KookADoodleDo says:

    Is Jill tweeting the blues yet?

  87. KookADoodleDo says:

    LOL, Jill fast talking about the speaker phone issue!

    • Zee says:

      What about the call from B to Jill when B ASKED if someone was listening?! Rude, rude, rude and NO excuse. Still hate Jill.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        And CountASS gives the proper answer to listening in on other peoples phone calls but doesn’t admit to her signaling Jill not to say she was there when Bethenny called??? And then she has the nerve to get upset cause she was listening in when Ramona trashed her? I really dislike this woe-man!

  88. boston02127 says:

    Their calling Jill out for having her phone on speaker. Jill is making excuses as usual.

    • Jennifer says:

      That was weak- Andy should have pointed out B asked who was listening and LuLu even shook head no don’t answer

  89. kokuanani says:

    The Countless has a record deal?????????????????

    • HD says:

      Head for the hills, the end is nigh!

    • desertgal66 says:

      A record deal even from a major recording company doesn’t mean a whole lot. Hundreds of unknown bands cut records every month. Whether the album/single (and LuAnn didn’t specify which she’ll be recording-an album or a single) actually makes the grade for airplay and/or sales is another story. I didn’t recognize the name of the company that LuAnn cited, but I don’t think it was a major recording company like Columbia or Epic.

      It’s also possible for someone to pay for a record deal. As long as they are willing to cover the initial production costs, it’s not difficult to get a company to agree to do it. A number of bands that went on to become really huge did it that way-cut an album or a single with a small company and used it as a calling card for a larger company.

  90. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    Well guy and girls, that’s it for next year. At least we have Bethenny until the new season of MadMen. Happy summer and mazel!

    • Capiche says:

      What? No Real Housewives of DC in your future?

      • Upper WestSide Dude says:

        But of course! However, everyone else on here is boycotting the show so I decided not to got there. 🙂

    • Same to you Dude! 🙂

      I’m still looking forward to hear who will be back for season 4. Regardless if Bravo does indeed ask Alex first if she wants to return and Jill’s returning is dependent on Alex’s answer, I know Jill won’t be able to stay away for being in the public eye if she’s asked to return. Eat a little crow, what’s it to Jill?

      I won’t support Jill nor her sponsors. Kelly either, if she has any.

    • boston02127 says:

      Aren’t you going to watch B getting Married?

  91. Jennifer says:

    Notice Jill didn’t mention her book when asked what they are up to

  92. Yeah, Alex and simon will be touring at least through August! People know a good book when they READ it! 😛

  93. KookADoodleDo says:

    Jill says she’s going to take the summer off. Too funny, considering her “career” is actually down the toilet!

  94. Zee says:

    OH, just figured out who B’s wedding planner reminds me of – Tony Hale, plays Buster Bluth on Arrested Development.

  95. Jennifer says:

    I love Jason-

  96. KookADoodleDo says:

    Jill’s new PR image…….Mommy Dearest??
    “Me and my beach babes! I should have had 13 girls!! ”
    http://twitpic.com/1zorcc

  97. Jennifer says:

    I know there are lawyers on this blog so can someone answer a question for me- how can u be charged with a crime without being arrested for it? Ashley Holmes claims she wasn’t arrested but was charged with assault- how does that happen without an arrest?

    • desertgal66 says:

      Voluntary surrender.

      I don’t know all the details, but it’s likely that Danielle pressed charges against Ashley either the night of the incident or the next day. I’m assuming that, since they filmed the incident, Bravo immediately provided Ashley with a lawyer who advised Ashley to voluntarily surrender to avoid arrest. Given that this was probably a first time offense, she would have been booked, arraigned on the charges, and then released on her own recognizance-which is, basically, a free of charge bailout. OR usually comes with a requirement that she not leave the state/country until her appearance in court for the resolution of the charges against her.

      • desertgal66 says:

        “OR” being an abbreviation for “own recognizance”, not “or” as in “either/or”.

      • Jennifer says:

        Ok that makes sense so techically not slapped with cuffs but legally does it amount to same thing?

        • desertgal66 says:

          Well, yes and no. “Arrested” in the broadest sense means that someone is detained involuntarily, and/or against their will. Judges and courts can go easier on someone who voluntarily surrenders, but that depends on the severity of the charges.

          In this case, given Ashley’s youth and the fact that it was likely a first time offense, I’m sure surrendering voluntarily worked in her favor, in either reduced charges or a reduced sentence.

  98. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    The wedding planner has Ramona’s eyes. =)

  99. HD says:

    “This is where the fat people shop.” You are pregnant, Bethanny. That comes with the territory. Unfortunately you can’t carry a baby inside your body and still walk around with a 6 pack. That just doesn’t happen unless perhaps you REALLY luck up and I don’t see that happening with many women.

    Didn’t Bethanny want a baby soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo desperately in the past seasons of the Real Housewives NY?

  100. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    LOL! The bra for Nell Carter. Where does she get this stuff?

  101. HD says:

    I am so happy to finally see some of Bethanny’s friends because I always wondered who the women hung out with since we pretty much only saw them with each other.

  102. MickeyMouth says:

    Cookie turned into Cujo, I hate that bitch, lol at the wedding planner!

  103. Upper WestSide Dude says:

    Thank god Jill is no longer friends with Bethenny. She would have sucked the utter life out of this show.

  104. AlternateReality says:

    I’m sorry, teresa is truly unattractive.

  105. HD says:

    Bethanny dresses very stylish during her pregnancy. Loving her boots! When I was pregnant it was lots of sweat suits.

  106. kokuanani says:

    The whole time I’ve been watching this, I keep mentally doing the Happy Snoopy Dance, thinking, “ha, ha, Jill doesn’t get to be a part of ANY of this!!!!”

    If Jill had behaved herself — correction, had a personality transplant — she could have enjoyed these good times as Bethenny’s friend. Instead, she doesn’t get to go to the very fun bachelorette party, doesn’t get to go to the wedding, doesn’t get to participate in wedding planning, doesn’t get to talk about waiting for Bryn’s arrival, doesn’t get to see Bryn. If Jill had 1/8th of a brain, she would realize that her selfish, controlling, narcissistic ways denied her all these great experiences, but NO, she’ll just blame Bethenny for “shutting her out.” Stupid bitch.
    Oh, cool, Bethenny just did a PSA for “take the stairs instead of the elevator. It’s good exercise and it saves energy.” It’s sponsored by NBC and tagged with the “the more you know” line, so I’ll bet it gets run on regular NBC channels.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Our girl is picking up sponsors left and right! Jill has to be going crazy….

  107. kokuanani says:

    Bethenny’s friend Teri looks like Trisha Yearwood.

  108. boston02127 says:

    I can see Kelly sitting at her house watching Bethenny’s Getting Married talking to herself. Pieces of popcorn in her hair, a box of tissues by her side and a glue gun and feathers all over her bed.

  109. HD says:

    DC looks like it is going to bring the drama…

  110. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s Tweet:
    thurs 10:54 pm –
    5 minutes ago—why why why can’t it be me! i am the amazing and the authentic one. i want bethenny’s great life. everybody should celebrate me and not evil bethenny.

    (I’m kidding)

  111. Olivia says:

    It seems pretty clear that Kelly gets on everybody’s last nerve. The scene in the gym with Ramona, the scene in the bed with Sonja, and we know that Bethenny and Alex can’t stand her which leaves the Countless.

    When she speaks she makes no sense and after awhile most of them look elsewhere for salvation. Even Ramona looked like she was ready to hit her with the weights she was holding and Sonja looked as if it were time for another perococet to swallow.

    Her “I’m real, I’m genuine” is beginning to get a little old.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Yup and what my dogs leave in the back yard is real and genuine too!

    • desertgal66 says:

      I nearly died of laughter when the scene in the gym came on. I am so like Ramona-when I work out, I want to work out. I don’t mind having exchanging a few comments if I’m working out with a friend, but I don’t want to carry on a full conversation, and I sure don’t want to listen to someone babble incoherently.

      As for the conversation with Sonja-that was just strange. Tell her daughter that Mommy is lazy and that’s why she had liposuction? Live a “healthful” not “healthy” life? This from a gal who looks and acts like she eats steroids like candy?

      Yeah. I’ll bet Sonja jumped right on that advice. Uh, not.

  112. AlternateReality says:

    must say, I’m going to miss jill. she was too much fun rag on.

  113. jill tweeted that she has done a lot of self reflection and has changed for the better.

    I tweeted that she really did need to do some deep self reflection and should go ahead and start and not just talk about it! LOL! 😛

    Self reflection my ass! If anything, she’s changed for the worse.

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      She must have squatted over a mirror for that deep reflection. 🙂

    • desertgal66 says:

      Let’s see – in the short time since the reunion was filmed, she’s bad mouthed, criticized, and pretty much behaved like the all around bitch she is via Twitter, Facebook, media plants, and her own website. She’s contradicted every apology she made during the reunion-and I’m betting she still hasn’t gotten to see Bethenny’s baby.

      This miraculous “self reflection” and “change for the better” must have occurred in the last two hours. What a fraud.

  114. NYCer says:

    Didn’t it sound like jill was pitching Andy Cohen her idea for a new show – jill’s empty nest. She’s always selling!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Either a show or a book – or both because she is so full of useful information.

  115. BambiBaby22 says:

    I would have loved to see Jill’s face when Alex announced LKBC went into its second printing!

    • mom2 says:

      Every other time during the reunion when Alex was talking they kept the camera on Jill’s smarmy face … THIS would have been the time to do that!

  116. Ches says:

    Must have killed Jill that Alex and Simon’s book is into it’s second printing.

    Did anyone else have the feeling that Kelly has never entertained anyone before in her home? I find that very odd for someone who is 40+ and claims to be so social. It was like a 19 year old in their first apartment, the first time they had anyone over.
    Very weird.

    • Olivia says:

      You’re right! She was pretty awkward just having them over for drinks for crying out loud. Not as if she arranged a home cooked meal and was worrying about the potato’s turning out okay.

      I don’t think she has any really friends or connnections which may be why she clings so tightly to her “mentor” Jill. She basically breezes in and out of functions from what we have seen so far. A socially inept woman of 41.

      • error 404 says:

        Kelly is always nervous. Always. Even on ‘Behind the Hedges’ where she’s supposedly in change, she babbles on nervously about her hair or whatever.

        I was a little taken aback that this was the first time Lulu was ever inside her house, but then remembered how these “Unpredicatable” and “dangerous” women make her anxious.

        Sure enough, when she started talking about dating, instead of just reassuring her of how wonderful it will all be, Lulu instead starting telling her she was doing it all wrong and ugly thoughts started crowding in.

  117. BambiBaby22 says:

    Oh yeah, and regarding the Chopard scene, how about this Jill, try getting a j-o-b and you won’t have to ask Bobby for your watches!

  118. WindyCityWondering says:

    Well, our housewives are finished and my kindle is loaded – guess it is time for summer vacation to begin! It has been a hoot dishing with you all and I want to thank you all for the fun, the fury and the fantasy. So everyone have a great summer, take time to enjoy those you love and always know you are never really alone – because we all hate Jill Zarin! Peace out.

  119. desertgal66 says:

    I was starting to feel friendlier towards LuAnn, but she completely lost my vote tonight with the speaker phone thing. She said that it was classless to put someone on speaker without telling them who was listening in-yet SHE was the one who signaled to Jill not to reveal to Bethenny that she was listening in, and she also refused to identify her presence to Ramona when Jill called R.

    Sorry, Ms. DeLesseps, but don’t preach it if you refuse to practice it. If she knew that listening in without identifying yourself was classless at the reunion, then she also knew it was classless at the time of each call.

    • Olivia says:

      Lu Ann really and truly is a snake. Thank goodness for her so much time was given over to the Jill/Bethenny blow and and Kelly’s behavior on the trip.

      Lu Ann skated on this one.

  120. Olivia says:

    Not sure if I even want to be bothered with the DC crew coming in August. From the looks of them they are the typical, Botoxed, breast augmented, bleached blondes that have been littering the series franchises. Composites of the OC crew and I only tuned into that show twice to get a picture of that landscape.

    At least NY does offer something different by way of personalities and the location does add to the attraction. But one more franchise in yet another city with the same formula in play is getting stale. Phonies pretending to be something they aren’t only goes so far to garner enough interest to stick with the “drama”.

    • iwannabeanarchy says:

      I’m actually looking forward to witnessing the Salahi debacle…

    • vilzvet says:

      Yeah I think I watch OC mostly because I want to see the views! Where they are in Cali is gorgeous. This year especially was a big letdown storywise, so you were just happy to see the sights.

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      The DC crew brings the whole proximity of power to the mix. You have the one chick who spent the summers with the Kennedys. You also have the White House party crashers. Then you have the one who kissed Prince Harry – Dianna’s son. Having lived in DC I know this franchise will be far more interesting than the OC or Jersey. I just moved to NYC in March and I think the snobbery amongst the NE elite or those who want to be a part of that crowd is what makes it fascinating. Having lived amongst that sort for 10 years is nauseating and interesting if that is at all possible.

      These are my DC snowstorm pics prior to my move – thought I might as well share…

      http://picasaweb.google.com/JFKin61/Snowmageddon2010#

      • Squirrels says:

        Enjoyed your pics Dude. I must admit, while I miss a good snowstorm, I don’t miss shoveling. NE born and bred and now 65 degrees makes me run for my down jacket.

        I know, I know…. west coast wimp.

        • fairydusted says:

          Me too. It’s funny to go back east and when it hits 70 everyone breaks out bikinis. I break out a hoodie!

      • Katiecoo says:

        Wow…great shots. I live in the desert so snow to me is…well…elsewhere. I too am looking forward to DC!

  121. boston02127 says:

    g’night all

  122. Cool Blonde says:

    It was so nice to watch Bethenny with people other than Jill. Bless Jill for causing the fight and all of her shit, because at least that means she doesn’t get to “take over” this show and make it all about her, AGAIN.

    I am really liking BGM? Partly because that shrew isn’t there to ruin everything and bring her never ending materialistic, know it all TENSION.

  123. ShyAsrai says:

    i WISH Jill would learn it’s not JOOOOOO-ler-reeee, but Joo-wul-ree.

    that just happens to be a fingernails-on-the-blackboard thing to me. that and people who say REE-LAH-TEE instead of Ree-ul-tee.

  124. RBH says:

    Lynn love your new site, I linked it to my page, hope you do not mind. I always enjoy reading your commentary. That caricature of Kelly is a great background.

  125. AlternateReality says:

    Oh well, the “other blog” snagged me big time. posted a whole bunch of great snark and then they all got deleted except for two facetious remarks that appear as though I’m supporting it. Oh well. Lesson learned.

  126. Katiecoo says:

    Just rewinded to a “moment” between Bethenny and Simon when they first show up at the Fashion event. Simon gives her this long hug and I think he has tears in his eyes when he pulls back. I think it was the first time he saw her since she announced her pregnancy so maybe he was all verklempt over it!

  127. TraceyK says:

    I noticed that Simon got very emotional and teared up too! Very sweet. He’s really grown on me. And like everyone else, when Jill said she was looking forward to her summer break, I thought ‘what the hell do you need a break from?’. Well, besides winding up her Frankenstein.

  128. Katiecoo says:

    Regarding the extravagance displayed from Jill to Jill via Bobby’s wallet. I just keep wondering what any kids he has from previous marriages…well what kids HE HAS PERIOD think of their father spending money in this way. Are any of his kids struggling with the economy? A new business? A new baby? Anything like that? And they have to watch their father drop this kind of cash to someone who thinks she’s “always gets screwed” with her BD, the holidays and their anniversary lumped togethah. Um I have a feeling there might be some offspring out there thinking it’s not their Stepmonster who’s getting screwed.

  129. error 404 says:

    interesting that Jen G showed up to the PETA ad unveiling in Times Sq

    interesting also that we saw Ramona’s event planner at her birthday party, and there was talk of Joanie coming, but no sight of her.

  130. Ches says:

    Interesting what a former nany has to say about Kelly…not surprising.
    http://www.babychums.com/2010/06/celebrity-nannies-tell-all/

  131. Dani says:

    I love Bethenny’s new show. It is so funny and light hearted. My husband even watched it with me and laughed. He loved the wedding planner and his comments about Cookie. Bethenny is truly funny and a joy to watch. What a great change from watching nasty Jill to this cute show.

  132. boston02127 says:

    Ashley’s tweet: 2 hours ago (3 a.m.)
    just got home… i love my boys ❤ i don't know what i would do without them … i have the best boyfriend and the BEST friends.. EVER :]

    Seeing that this was tweeted at 3 a.m. I guess Ashley really doesn't have to follow too many rules after all.

  133. AlternateReality says:

    I’ve watched all the bgm segments. I hope her reactions are due to her pregnancy, the recent loss of her father and getting married because I find a touch over the top and highly critical.

  134. Yes! Alana has linked connections and uncovered an identity! Go Alana!

    http://www.amazon.com/review/RA5UPKPM4DJAK/ref=cm_cd_pg_pg195?ie=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1II7MMHKATN1G&cdPage=195&asin=0525951792&store=books&cdThread=Tx17DF0MRVPV5PW#wasThisHelpful

    That’s what happens when you mess with researchers and journalists, former and present! HA!
    😛

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Boston, these are from March / April of 2009, unless I’m missing something???

      • kokuanani says:

        I sure hope so, because I was panicking at the thought of MORE Jill Zarin “PR.”

        I did like the “feature” in the second article that “fans” could e-mail her and talk with her. I wonder how many folks she had to hire to censor incoming communication.

  135. boston02127 says:

    That Ramona armpit thing really made me gross out last night.

  136. AlternateReality says:

    still think they should run all the reunion hours. i would watch it just to watch how jill acts

    anyone notice that when jill is “trying” to act calm and not show a reaction, her eyes cross? it’s like there is such a build up of steam in her, it crosses her eyes.

  137. WindyCityWondering says:

    After some reflection: IMO Bravo did not deliever with the Lost Footage – hard to top the three part reunion! I would think that there was much more interesting things in the vault and not bring it out was a slap to the viewers who follow this franchise.
    Sucking sweat glands was gross – was this Andy getting back at Ramona about the whole “Procedures thing”? Sonja was cute as she tried to support Ramona and real when she was at the PETA billboard for Bethenny – yes Andy Sonja is our breathe of fresh air but she is so much more! Jill’s interference/scene stealing look I can cook footage while Ally was being tutored for the SATs and the whole best and
    brightest spiel – was this Andy showing us that Jill’s at home footage was not show worthy? I am also wondering why LuAnn was never really called out on her lack of manners/class – listening in on other people’s phone calls and then being hurt because of what was said about her – Andy let her off the hook yet again! He did nice by Bethenny and Alex and we did get a glimpse of the men at the clothing sale. And what was with Kelly’s, I mean Gilles, Hampton house footage? Beautiful houses hide craziness – Kelly has no concept of entertaining adults/peers was painful to watch her yet again not carry a scene with the other women!
    For a season that had so much action that it took three parts to recap it – Bravo really missed the mark….which leads me to wondering, will we see more of this season before the next one starts????

  138. anutha hata says:

    About that using alcohol in cooking; the other night, we went to a birthday at a fondue place. One member of our party is a recovering alcoholic. If I had known how much BOOZE they use in the cooking, we would have been sure to order something else or some other style of cooking.
    I don’t care how many times someone will say that the alcohol is cooked-out, if I was in recovery I would NOT take the chance.
    I’m also a little perturbed that the restaurant itself had no mention of the fact anywhere on it’s website, menu, etc.
    A simple, “we cook with a LOT of alcohol”, (including Ever-clear in the desert),
    if you are sensitive or do not wish to consume, we have alternative styles available.”, would have been appreciated.
    Out of everyone in our party, the only one who complained the next day about “food poisoning”, was the person in recovery. I wonder if their system is just sensitive to alcohol?

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