I Hate Jill Zarin Happy 4th Of July!

I Hate Jill Zarin                   News and Other Issues                 July 4, 2010

CBS is building the hype for Big Brother already.  There is a video tour hosted by Julie Chen of the newly decorated Big Brother House.  It looks great completely empty, we didn’t get to see the “Have-Not’s” bedroom but knowing Big Brother it is a miserable place! 

There are also videos of all of the houseguests for the upcoming season on the CBS website.

Annie is a bi-sexual bartender who seems a little flighty.  She doesn’t seem all that smart to me, we’ll see how it plays out.  She says she will not reveal that she is bi-sexual immediately because she feels it will put a target on her back.  Personally, I don’t buy the bi-sexual thing but to each their own.

Brenden is a swim coach from California, he also claims to have a PhD in Physics but watching his interview, it is tough to tell! We’ll see how much his education helps him through the game. 

Hayden is a 24 year old college student from Arizona.  All I can say about Hayden is, “dude, stay in school!”

Matt is a web designer, coming from just around the corner from me in Elgin Illinois, newly married and with an entire arm tattoo (I hate those) he seems like a big mouth who will immediately have a target on his back.  If you tied his arms behind his back, he wouldn’t be able to talk. 

Kristin is a boutique manager from Philly, claims to be misunderstood by strangers.  If she means that she comes off as a dumbass, I don’t think anyone misunderstood!   She wants to use the money to open her own business.

Monet, our one and only African American housemate (what is up with that?) is a model from Glen Carbon Illinois.  (Never heard of that town) She claims to want to get some modeling gigs from the show, at least she’s honest.  Monet claims to have no patience for ditzy girls, or guys who think that they are “all that”.  Okedokey! 

Brittney, the token blonde bubbly sex kitten, they have to have at least one every season, right?  A hotel sales manager from Arkansas she notes one of her favorite activities as “arguing”.  Huh?  She feels like she has an advantage because she’s watched every season of Big Brother in the past.  I bet all the others never even heard of BB before their appearance on the show…sheesh!

We have a few more days before the premier so we’ll cover some of the other rocket scientists later.  It’s going to be one hell of a season! 

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY

News broke yesterday about our lovely and talented (yes that was sarcasm) Teresa Giudice and her sexy and very juicy husband Joe.  (more sarcasm) 

It seems that Joe likes to play games with signing other people’s names to legal documents (allegedly) …hmm, I’m not expert but isn’t that illegal?  Joe clams that he signed the document with the other party’s approval, well Joe that argument didn’t work for Dina Manzo and it isn’t going to work for you! 

What the hell makes someone think that they can sign someone else’s name and get away with it?  I feel like Al Pachino, “We have the law on our side! And we have the truth on our side!”  (that was Pacino, right?)

I have absolutely nothing against the state of New Jersey or the fine people who live there, but where the hell did Bravo find these people?  I know, in a hair salon, well Bravo you get what you pay for, ok?  Learned your lesson?  I doubt it! 

This could be big trouble for Juicy Joe, he could do jail time if found guilty.  Of course there are always hefty fines to pay, but being in the midst of a bankruptcy could excuse him of any fines or fees.  I am no attorney, but this seems pretty bad. 

The reports of this new allegation against Joe also seem to include the fact that the Giudice’s have more money than possibly they reported in their bankruptcy.  Hidden money maybe for that “fresh start” that Teresa mentioned?  

READ THIS @newyorkpost Report: Broke ‘Housewives’ hubby accused of forgery –  http://bit.ly/cmeg2A

I think that the people at Bravo literally jump up and down when reports like this appear.  Every time they mention Juicy Joe and his wife Teresa, they include the name of the show, The Real Housewives of New York and sometimes even include “Bravo”.   Makes more people watch perhaps? 

Let’s check in on Twitter to see what our favorite housewives are talking about today:

Kelly Bensimon  – @kikilet

Happy 4. We are all so lucky. Pinch yourselves today

I love my social life mag cover. Have a great night

getting ready for the social life mag party. have a great night

My jewelry is available at intermixonline.com.

mollivitta    @kikilet i’m loving the jewelry on intermix!

get ready @bradleyirion my hairdresser is going to show you later how to get kellylocks and kellylights. its so easy!!!

@VEROCHICKY the jewelry is sold in intermix stores only

@NicLitwin ny doesnt make you cool, loving life makes you cool. complaining is boring. do something different today.

@LaTroyWatson working out is so easy. get out there, run 2miles, do a few squats,lunges, a headstand and go and have funnnnnnnnnn

@kellyclaman summer is about wearing cool inexpensive objects, spend time with friends and save your big purchases for fall.

@kissmystyle i love jcrew, its perfect for ALL girls. jenna lyons is the coolest. Madewell is cool, too.

check out my jewelry line at at INTERMIX in all 24 stores across the US. wooooooooooo

whos coming to my SOCIAL LIFE magazine cover party tonight?

Get this from jennifer miller jewelry. It screams summer http://twitpic.com/223z3v

@NYCmom23 my girls have a tutor come every sat and sun. they have written books with her, and created their own magazine.

Just bought the coolest shocking hot pink jcrew tee. Get one now

@Scorpiosue1102 @perezhilton is a marketing genius. Yes.

@SueG101 everyone is missing the message: stop bullying. Period. No blaming, just Spread the word.

These span over the last 24-hours, the top one is the most recent, I’m going to pinch myself any minute now.    Does it sound like she is inviting all of Twitter-land to her Social Life Magazine Party?  I bet if anyone showed up, they would be escorted away from the entrance by security!   I don’t get why her daughters have a weekend tutor?   It sounds like they’re doing creative writing projects but aren’t weekends for having fun and playing outdoors?  What is there to say about her opinion of Perez Hilton?  She’s a wackadoodle! 

Jill Zarin – @jillzarin  the past 24 hours:

 Happy July 4th! Everyone getting ready to head east. Going to a friends farm with the children then beach bonfire again! Stay safe today!

@CarsonGriffith left sl now onto the box!

@franticee I promise it isn’t my employee! But it’s so funny!

At party to support magazine cover! Hot!!@kikilet !! http://twitpic.com/227t80

@thecarolineann put on YouTube!

Getting ready to go with the entire clan. Kids and all. Happy Sat night!

@franticee I do NOT tweet for my dog.

@CarsonGriffith you never came! See you tonight mama!

Just got a few invites for this exclusive travel site. More than 75% off on vacation packages. Join now >> http://lx.im/5Fti (Ad)

Jill claims that she does not tweet for her dog and then later promises that it is not one of her employees.  As most of you know, there are two Twitter accounts (that I know of) that use Jill’s dog’s name.  One is in support of Jill, the other clearly is not. 

Here’s my question, a few weeks back Jill tweeted that she would be blocking anyone who followed her “biggest haters”.  She then went on to send private DM tweets to people trying to get them to unfollow me and avoid being blocked by Jill.  (can you say too much time on your hands).  I’m sure some people did unfollow me to avoid being blocked, but many did not and many sent me copies of her DM’s. 

Jill claims to have come up with this unfollow or block idea from Dina Manzo who did something similar with TweetMaxine.  Dina Manzo also has a popular Twitter account for her cat, Grandma Wrinkles (gag me).  Suddenly an account pops up with Jill’s dog’s name…..things that make you go hmmmm

The last tweet has to be an ad for a travel site, I refuse to click on the link knowing she will probably get paid for every click. 

Luann’s tweets: 

Have a very happy Fourth of July! Thank you to the brave men and women who serve and who have served in our Armed… http://fb.me/AQL6OHSH

With Zilia in Grand Place, Brussels built in the 1600s. One of the most beautiful squares I’ve ever seen!! http://fb.me/APDzq2Oy

Love weddings! Haven’t been to one In ages. http://fb.me/zWMratKK

Taking the fast train from Paris to Brussels! http://fb.me/Cz4SgYci

Aston found the hamster before we did. RIP fluffy.

Can you believe I’m bringing only a carry-on for my two-week trip to Europe? It’s all about being organized (it being summer helps).

I talk about HIV/AIDS because as a nurse I know that this disease is still spreading in NYC and around the world. http://fb.me/BPTTJNRe

Sharing a plate of langoustines with Sonja! http://fb.me/C6I0fhJv

Meeting Sonja for lunch at Nello’s!

I’m meeting today with a great choreographer to work on my Fire Island appearance in August. http://fb.me/DPDtdRd9

Yahoo Music is interviewing me about my music today. http://fb.me/wNYexKXo

Noel’s hamster is AWOL! He’s going to kill me (Noel, not the hamster)!! http://fb.me/BUUr2ITn

I don’t know if it is because Luann did a turn around toward the end of the season on the reunion and on her Bravo blog, but she doesn’t offend me as much as she used to.  I actually chuckled when she talked about her son’s Hamster (RIP Fluffy).  Don’t get me wrong, I would be perfectly happy if she wasn’t on RHONY anymore but I still think we have bigger fish to fry. 

I reviewed Alex and Simon’s tweets but there really isn’t anything interesting to report.  They are so great that they typically tweet responses to questions and requests for tweets saying Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary so they’re aren’t necessarily exciting, but they are definitely two of the nicest people on Twitter! 

Ramona  @ramonasinger  tweeted:

@ramonasinger: Every1 has been asking about my underarm/ veal chop procedure lol To hear the experience 1st hand read my new blog post! –  http://ow.ly/26f3k

Sonja  @sonjatmorgan  responded:

ramonasinger I got the experience first hand! Up close and reeeal personal!

For all the crazy people who were criticizing Bethenny and Jason on the most recent episode of Bethenny’s Getting Married? can relax about the trash on the steps of city hall (not any of you, but on the internet in general)  Here is Bethenny’s tweet:

Fyi jason&i picked up our gyro after city hall.we had an appointment,no food allowed,we were in a rush, but I wanted to finish.

Twitter followers for the NYC Housewives:

Bethenny = 205,596

Jill = 82,872

Ramona = 48,147

Alex = 43,028

Kelly = 36,036

Luann = 29,073

Sonja = 22,668

Back to the Jersey girls, is it just me or does Danielle seem more worthy of our sympathy after seeing that vicious Teresa attacking her last week?  I have a feeling it is going to swing more into Danielle’s favor next Monday.  (notwithstanding the sex tape that I cannot get completely out of my head…hoping time will heal)

Could these people be any more low-rent?  The fact that Bravo is allowing Ashley to blog says to me that they are trying to attract lesser intelligent viewers in a completely different demographic from New York.   The fact remains that the NJ ladies got physical and that is never ok!   Reading Teresa’s blog and Ashley’s blog literally makes me want to vomit!  There is no intelligence, no sophistication, no class whatsoever in these people!   Ashley’s is another 4-page blog and I couldn’t even get through it all!   I read enough to know that she defends herself for her stupid little wave to Danielle, she does think of herself as a model but prefers to get into acting.  I think Gia has a better shot than Ashley, and that ain’t sayin much! 
Ashley goes on and on in her blog with the “Aunt Caroline” and “aunty this, aunty that”.  These people are not even related to her!  The women that Ashley is referring to are Chris’s sisters.  Ashley, these women are not your aunts!  I’m no expert but I don’t think there is such a thing as a “step-aunt”.  This girl wants to be a Manzo so badly she can taste it!  Too bad she’s too old for Chris to adopt her!   If he hasn’t done it in 14 years, apparently he has no desire to do it! 

 Jacqueline, reign in this kid, she is going to end up in jail, on drugs or pregnant!  Don’t these people realize how bad they are looking?  Doesn’t Jacqueline realize how Ashley is negatively affecting both of their reputations?  There is no defense for this girl! 

She recently blocked me on Twitter for saying she was arrested.  She tweeted me back saying, “I was never arrested”.  First of all, I wasn’t talking to her, she butted into a conversation on Twitter that I was having with someone else!  Secondly, it is all semantics, she may not have been “technically” arrested but she did receive a summons to appear in front of a judge for committing a crime.  Period!  She was found guilty and did have to pay a fine!  Maybe a few days in jail would have adjusted her attitude! 

Why am I watching this JUNK?  Someone please save me from The Real Housewives of New Jersey!

For your reading pleasure:

 http://mnsportsscene.com/MNRealSportsMoms/

 www.AbsurdToSublime.net

www.reallyoldhousewifeofmanateecounty.com

www.terryally.com

 www.realitytea.com

Until Next Time………..

Late addition:    @GingerZarin on Twitter – so funny!  I’m really pulling for the little one to be rescued someday soon!  Whoever is behind it deserves to be recognized, hopefully someday they will come out and identify themselves, so we can all applaud them! 

 @ Walking Dont ask questions like that unless you are ready to adopt.

@USarmy I know u don’t typically take dogs but you have no idea how I would fight for freedom. Just think of the undercover possibilities.

@Spirit_Walking oh no honey. If they shared the same house as THIS canine they would be living w/ @jillzarin (cont) http://tl.gd/2a2i85

Because we sold our Hamptons house & secretly stay at Days Inn so Bobby can pay off the diamond Saks card, there will be no party tonight.

I have 666 followers. Quick someone add me. My life is hell enough without numbers like that hangin’ around.

@Spirit_Walking OK and that has to do with an incarcerated dog because….?

Just heard Bobby say he celebrates the 4th of July more as a memorial day…of when he used to be independent.

~wait! I got it! You sell “special” jelly beans, don’t you?!–> RT @J_ashly my job is stressful (cont) http://tl.gd/2a19f5

Mommy is indeed a hoser –> RT@realgingerzarin I went to bweetch today and mommy hosed me down!! It felt soooo gwood!!! I wuv my mommy!!!”

@Peary85 good point. I doubt she can even spell “sarcasm”. (czarcasome)

@Bravo_Shrink It’s like rainbows and unicorns just fly out my ass creating a little tweet sunshine for others, no?

@Peary85 I am not sure you caught my sarcasm and humor on that bullying tweet

Help stamp out systematic bullying by not accepting free tropical vacations w/ people who r smart&funny. Spread the word & create change

@jillzarin thanks 4 saying u don’t tweet 4 ur dog but find it hysterical. I got 25 new followers from those (cont) http://tl.gd/2a04go

@kikilet congrats on having a party because u got photographed for the magazine @bethenny was on the cover of 2 years ago!

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365 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Happy 4th Of July!

  1. Kokuanani says:

    I think that the people at Bravo literally jump up and down when reports like this appear. Every time they mention Juicy Joe and his wife Teresa, they include the name of the show, The Real Housewives of New York and sometimes even include “Bravo”. Makes more people watch perhaps?

    Lynn, wouldn’t that be “Real Housewives of New Jersey“?

    • LynnNChicago says:

      yes, yes, I made a mistake, shoot me! You guys are a tough audience

      • Katiecoo says:

        Knew whatcha meant. All these RH, they start to overlap. 😉

        • dumberries says:

          Didn’t even notice the typo. Great blog Lynn! You’ve got a lot of fortitude still watching NJ. I can’t watch, but don’t need to – your blog gives me all the scoop without the misery of watching. Thanks!

          Imo, ideally, stepchildren should be treated as family. But, last year when I watched it, I didn’t get the sense that Ashley and the Manzos had that relationship. Now that they’re all rolling in the mud together, the whole “auntie” thing seems to have blossomed. Like the little snot’s bad behavior has endeared her with the clan. Messed up.

      • Kokuanani says:

        Lynn, I love you.

        I just figure with the World Wide Attention this blog is getting, you would want to have every detail correct!!!

  2. Kokuanani says:

    Rats. The strong tag was supposed to close after “New York.”

    Need an “edit” feature!

  3. Kokuanani says:

    From Kelly’s tweets:

    @kellyclaman summer is about wearing cool inexpensive objects, spend time with friends and save your big purchases for fall.

    Jeeze, this is just non-nonsensical. Do jellybeans and gum berries go on sale in the fall?

    • teamb says:

      and Kelly giving hair tips,,um Kelly,,all u gotta’ say is not wash or comb your,,locks as u call them,,,ewwwwwwwwwwwwww

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Sometimes I think Kelly uses a random word or phrase generator.

      • Kokuanani says:

        Kinda like a “Speak & Spell” — those toys our kids used to have where you pull the string and some random phrase or word comes out.

      • teamb says:

        “Cathartic” was this season’s Kelly word

        • SB Watcher says:

          Kelly’s word this season was “creepy.” “That’s just creepy.” She said it a thousand times! I started to wonder if she knew any other adjectives.

  4. Lynn,
    I hope you do not mind, but I have started a blog of my own–just random ramblings about life and stuff. Would love you all’s opinion so if I may post a link here? Please delete this if you do not want it here! Thanks

    http://duchessofdryerlint.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/the-duchess-is-in/

  5. sophie says:

    Ashley is incorrect. She WAS arrested. A person does not have to be placed in handcuffs and taken to jail to be ‘arrested’. My son was arrested when he was 14. The police called me and requested I bring him into the station. I did so, and he answered a few questions, and we left together. He then received a summons for his hearing. Because he showed up, received his sentencing, which was community service, he was allowed to go home.

    If Ashley had NOT shown up for the hearing, then she would be likely ‘arrested’ in the way she relates to, i.e. how they do it on television.

    An arrest can be very informal. If she was read her rights, she was arrested. I don’t care if she got to go home right afterwards. I believe it’s called being released on your own recognizance.

    This girl thinks that because there’s no footage of an officer cuffing her and putting her into a squad car, she can fool the public that she wasn’t arrested.

    Just more examples of how immature this girl is.

    • DesertGal says:

      The most common public perception of the term “arrested” means to be apprehended involuntarily. In that sense, Ashley was not arrested-she surrendered voluntarily and was taken into custody.

      She IS mistaken, but it’s a very common mistake.

      • error 404 says:

        Hmmm… back in my civil disobedience days, we were led to believe that if you were not booked, then you were not arrested. Taken in for questioning is just that. IIRC the term is “being held”. But if you’re finger printed and they literally write your info on an arrest form, then you are arrested.

        • DesertGal says:

          I’m not disagreeing that she was arrested. I’m saying that she’s making a common error in mistaking “arrested” for being apprehended involuntarily.

  6. Squirrels says:

    I too am confused about Trashley being given a blog. Like you Lynn, the only rational I can come up with this season? Bravo has figured out that this demographic is only as strong as its lowest denominator. Thanks to the cast of high school drop outs, the denominator in this case is more akin to the Bad Girls’ Club.

    If you look at the comments, there are a number which applaud the violence, the sophomoric banter and any but adult behavior. “Love, love love you Theresa”. To continue with a show that promotes such violence etc, is to accept the behavior, if not condone it. This in turn perpetrates the American woman as a bullying, self absorbed, whores.

    We all know Bravo Andy doesn’t give a wit about the fall out for individuals on his payroll. Who’s the narcissist now?

    • I’m so glad you said something about Trashly not bring a Manzo!
      That’s exactly what I was always thinking when I read her blogs, but I wasn’t really sure how it works so I didn’t want to say anything. It’s like she’s trying to convince us that she is part of the family by saying “aunt” over and over again.

  7. Small Town Mama says:

    I read somewhere that in the have-not room the beds are beach towels and lawn chairs. I can’t seem to find the article now. It came out right around the time they announced the beach theme.

    I stopped watching RHONJ a LONG time ago. I’m happy to see I’m not missing a thing. Like Luann says, “money can’t buy you class”. I can see why Ashley calls Caroline Aunt. I have step relatives for over 20 years and I consider them just as much my family as my blood cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.

    • error 404 says:

      i think the only reason why people like me raise an eyebrow over it is because Ashley and her step-clan use “family”as an excuse to assault people.

      i don’t know you, but still I feel confident that you’ve never attacked someone and then tried to deny responsibility for your awful actions by asserting your kinship.

      Knowing what we do about the Manzos, I strongly suspect this is some kind of “pledge” challenge Ashley has passed in order to gain true acceptance in the “family” (rubs side of nose with finger).

  8. bjm90 says:

    Lynn–Glen Carbon, Il is near St. Louis.

  9. teamb says:

    thank you Lynn for the blog..u rock!,,,u keep my sanity..AL Sharpton..ok,,,OK,,,I am
    not completely sane…Have a great 4th everyone! Love u all..hate Jill Zarin..lol

    I hope that I hate Alex Mccord blog fizzles…I put nothing past Jill to try and destroy her…..

    ^^^^^^^ this
    is just too funny,,deserves another post

  10. Squirrels says:

    ok…. cute pic of Bethenny…. the caption is too funny.

    http://twitpic.com/22f8n5

    • Katiecoo says:

      cute! Thanks for sharing…her face looks way more relaxed than what we’re seeing on BGM right now –glad to see she’s able to breathe now!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Hey, do you suppose this photo was taken in the Hamptons? I always meant to try to find out if Bethenny now has a home there, or if Jason has a home there or if they rent one for the summer? Anyone have any idea?

      • error 404 says:

        I swear I read somewhere that they are rented. She tweeted something like “leaving for the hamptons today” the other day.

        • error 404 says:

          I meant “renting”. LOL Although they may consider their lives as rented by Bravo as this point!

          • ramonacoaster says:

            She tweeted that they are on Shelter Island. I’m jealous. I’ve always wanted to spend the weekend there cause it’s private, peaceful and picturesque, also nice to take the ferry. I know a family that’s been trying to sell their $14 mil house there for years but they complain who has the money to spend $14 mil. Oh to have their problems.

    • dumberries says:

      Cute pic – thanks for the link Squirrels.

      I wish B wouldn’t bring up her boom booms all the time. But, heck, they’re pretty amazing and she’s probably just beating everyone to the punch!

  11. jezzibel says:

    Happy Independance Day

    I posted a bunch of pics of what Kelly is trying to pass off as Jennifer Miller jewelery, its not even close to the real stuff..I don’t know if she’s trying to compete with Bethany by saying he(typo..it stays) has Jennifer Miller stuff too(but just can’t afford the price tag) or if in her own way she’s trying to say that Jennifer Millers Jewelery is cheap looking

    • Katiecoo says:

      Whatever it is, it’s just another demonstration of her insanity. Wonder if anyone has alerted Jennifer Miller. I think they should.

    • error 404 says:

      I think the later.

      I’d be less suspicious of bitchery had Kiki not just launched her own poorly debuted line in East Hampton’s Blue & Cream, down the street from Miller’s own store. Miller’s site also has a “Summer Obsessions” category, which is suspiciously like Kiki’s own line “super for summer” or whatever she said in her tweet.

    • Squirrels says:

      Kelly may see this as a joke, but could J Miller have a case of stolen product name identity?

      • Squirrels says:

        Or TM infringement? That’s federal

        oh someone please sue this woman!!!

        • Katiecoo says:

          She definitely needs a consequence for this one. What’s next? She posts a SkinnyGirl Margarita bottle with masking tape over the Margarita part that has handwritten “Kellade” filled with her nasty beer/tequila/whatever concoction that she tweets “My New Liquor Line!”. Nutz.

          • dumberries says:

            And she’s already been sued for plagiarizing a jewelery design last year!! I don’t know the whole context of Kelly’s tweet pic, but even if it’s clear she’s mocking JM’s line (rather than any legal infraction), it’s so stupid and pointless. She never learns and keeps repeating the same crazy patterns of behavior. She’s so very unoriginal and unintelligent.

          • jezzibel says:

            I took a look at her stuff on intermix and the blue and cream website…nothing really to write home about and the link below is her stuff via the website..

            http://kellykillorenbensimon.com/onlineshop/jewelry/rings.html

            • Kokuanani says:

              OMG, she’s got “clothing” on there too!!

              I notice, however, that she doesn’t have dresses. I guess that’s because she never wears one, just wears an old shirt.

          • DesertGal says:

            Oh, “new liquor line” my ass. She “reinvented” a drink that has been around for decades in Mexico.

            Would someone send that genius a clue?

            • MAMAZ says:

              And US college campuses. And I just saw a version of it in Martha Stewart Living! It was either this issue or the last.

    • Squirrels says:

      I still say, it’s a TM infringement. Oh Kelly… put some $ aside for your atty.

      • felony stupid says:

        All this from the shy little bunny that has to protected from the big bad bullies.

        Hmmm….Kelly are you so stupid that you would bully in front of millions on twitter? Wait, yes you are. TWIT!!

  12. error 404 says:

    “Monet, our one and only African American housemate (what is up with that?) is a model from Glen Carbon Illinois. ”

    not that two wrongs make a right, but if i went by TV, I would think that there isn’t a single Asian living in the entire USofA!

    as Mr404 is want to quip “there are other colors besides just back and white” lol

  13. ramonacoaster says:

    Glad to see the twitter followers count. I’ve been lax about it. I don’t care if anyone follows Jill. I just like to imagine the jealous reaction Jill would have if the ladies that I like and root for on RHONY would have the same or more amount of followers. Especially Jill’s archnemesis Alex. Could you imagine the blow up that would ensue? Or Simon for that matter? Ginger duck for cover! Jill’s face would be the same color as her hair and the Twitterverse would be feeling her wrath. Better than Fourth of July Fireworks. Hope everyone has a fun and safe day!

    • Katiecoo says:

      Well wonder how many of those twitter followers live in the Cult of Susan Saunders. Just sayin. She can always keep creating new online identities to keep her numbers up while tossing her book sales numbers down the drain. Just sayin.

      • ramonacoaster says:

        I guess Bawbby’ s $$ is going towards creating fake online identities via Jill’s 4 hired public relations firms.

  14. boston02127 says:

    Great blog Lynn. So true about Ashley and her so called relatives, I’m surprised Caroline has not told her to leave the Manzo’s out of her conversations.
    Funny how Jill is so busy cooking, entertaining friends and family, beach & campfires, etc but she still has time to tweet. Her and Kelly are probably alone eating marshmellows and braiding each others hair this weekend.

    • Squirrels says:

      Hi Boston –

      What I found interesting with her tweets is she isn’t hitting some big soiree today. Just family. NOW WE KNOW THAT’S NOT LIKE ZARIN. If she got any invitations for what are sure to be a number of parties, she’d do if she run, not walk to be part of that fabulous circle.

  15. Squirrels says:

    What is actually sad throughout this ordeal? Zarin believing she can change the wind of time. She’s no Tiger Woods, no AROD, not even a dude who gets busted for dog fighting. She really needs a PR team to rein her in. Alas, not to be.

    Folks on this blog site have been offering her advice on what to do (free of charge advice swag). Had she used 1/2 the Zarin brain vs. her determination to manipulate, she may have stood a chance.

    I honestly don’t see how she can redeem herself. It’s like she doesn’t have a shovel to dig her hole, she’s using a backhoe.

    • dumberries says:

      Lol! I only a backhoe could dig a hole that deep in such a short time.

      • talltank says:

        It might help her image if she said some positive things about Bethenny’s show, but I think she has been conspicuously silent about it.

  16. error 404 says:

    “Have a very happy Fourth of July! Thank you to the brave men and women who serve and who have served in our Armed… http://fb.me/AQL6OHSH

    LOL is Lulu giving a shout out tot he Minutemen of Lexington/Concord?

  17. error 404 says:

    “For all the crazy people who were criticizing Bethenny and Jason on the most recent episode of Bethenny’s Getting Married? can relax about the trash on the steps of city hall (not any of you, but on the internet in general) Here is Bethenny’s tweet:

    Fyi jason&i picked up our gyro after city hall.we had an appointment,no food allowed,we were in a rush, but I wanted to finish.”

    Just in case anyone was confused by my recap blog, I didn’t say B left he trash. I said it appeared as if she did, which is odd for a self-professed control freak grooming an image.

    If people are freaking out on the web, then I was right. She should have had someone in the crew hold it or something. Someone must have been watching it, because please, no one leaves food out on the st. in NYC and returns to eat it later.

    • boston02127 says:

      @error–If people were so worried about that they should watch the RHoNJ
      and they’d see what real trash on TV is.

    • Robin says:

      Well it looked to me like they left the food.They were walking away and the food was still on the steps.I agree with error,nobody leaves food ANYWHERE and then comes back to finish eating it.It doesn’t matter if they ate it or not,they showed them walking away and the food was still there.

      Littering is one of my pet peeves.I can’t believe that there wasn’t a trash receptical there.

  18. boston02127 says:

    I’ve said on here before that everyone in my family has always been full of one liners. These come to mind with Ashley and Jill.
    Ashley: Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.
    and good ole’ Jill— Character is much easier kept than recovered.

  19. Squirrels says:

    Actually, I figured someone in the crew would pick it up. Apparently, they were asked to guard it. lolol.

  20. boston02127 says:

    LOL –I was worried about making pototo salad for the first time today. Kelly posted a pic of her pies. LOL, they look like she got sick in a pie plate. (I feel better now). http://twitpic.com/22fgqt

    • Squirrels says:

      That’s just gross, err, creepy.

    • error 404 says:

      Oh Dear f-ing Lord! Someone needs to slab that crackberry out of her hand. She’s so desperate to revive her rep (pancake mix crust!) but it’s all backfiring!

      Note to Kiki: when I ruined Mr404’s b-day cake, it was funny to put the pics up on Facebook for my close friends and family to giggle over. I am not a celebrity surrounded by professional chefs. It’s not cute when you do it publicly, it’s troubling.

    • Katiecoo says:

      WEll not to mention, being a baker myself, I would never broadcast i was using prepared graham cracker crusts in the premade aluminum pans. What’s next? The recipe for her *special* homemade, preservative , corn syrup free crusts? Nuts!

    • ilovelynn says:

      hi guys, just been reading the last few days, but when I went on this link showing the pies(someone didn’t make enough “crumbs” to cover all the blueberries,stupid twit), there was a photo of a bracelet that she says to buy from jennifer miller. is she intimating that is her design? my daughters and I buy those every summer on captia when we go on our family vacation.(14 of us ranging in age from 2 1/2 to my 99 yr, old dad, talk about crazytown!) for my granddaughters. it is a ribbon with the “evil eye” on it and suppose to bring good luck. we get some too, but fancier. this one you wind around your wrist several times. anyway, no way did kelly design these. just sayin’.

    • Kokuanani says:

      Those horses at the stable — the ones who survived the burnt pancakes — are probably wondering where they can go to hide to avoid Kelly’s leftovers.

  21. Katiecoo says:

    In case anyone missed this horrible video of Patti Stanger and Kim Z. trashing Bethenny and gossiping (with I’m assuming Jill Zarin) on the phone “wishing her well” (cough!). Let’s see, Bethenny got the guy Stanger totally describes as a man who’s smitten, she gets one of Bravo’s top shows EVER, has a baby, etc. etc. No wonder Stanger’s seeing red…but to call her a “c- word” while on camera? Talk about declasse! I posted this on her Facebook (Stanger) so all her fans can see her for who she really is (and I used to really like her show until THIS ).

    • Squirrels says:

      any responses yet? Or did you get deleted?

      • Katiecoo says:

        No responses yet at all and I’m not deleted and it’s still up there…imagine that! I think even the “still” on the video above aptly depicts these two over-everything’d miserable hags.

        • error 404 says:

          I’m surprised. There’s always at least one deluded “Ha ha she’s so funny! I call people c@#ts all the time too! Patty rocks!” fan who posts to these type of things.

      • Katiecoo says:

        This is the post I made that accompanies the video (still up too):

        Did you really call Bethenny Frankel a “C*nt” while you were being filmed here? I think you did! Clearly you wished her show would bomb (what did you say, your wishing her success was being “sarcastic”?). Guess that’s not working out too well for ya is it…her show is probably Bravo’s most successful ever, second t…o Project Runway. I used to love your show but this side of you is very, as my Grandma would say, unbecoming.

        • emt2 says:

          Thanks for posting that. Patti is so over. I sent her a nasty message awhile back when she said something about not being impressed by Bethenny’s pregnancy and baby because any cow can have a baby.

          Jealousy. B needs to watch out because between Jill, Patti and Kelly, there is a whole lot of jealousy and vindictiveness.

          I hope Patti’s show bombs when it moves to NY.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Katiecoo -Patti Stanger is so miserable, she’s a loud mouth miserable skank.
      And what’s with her engagement? Hasn’t she been engaged for a long time?
      Is there really a man?

      • Katiecoo says:

        She was all about picking a wedding planner for herself last season yet now she’s in NYC? I’m sure Bethenny beating her to the altar is one of her many reasons for despising her. As I said, I enjoyed her show before seeing this video…now, she nauseates me!

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        She probably paid some guy to pretend to be her fiance. lol

    • LynnNChicago says:

      WOW fantastic find! It just shows that Stanger is a MORON who knows NOTHING about business! I never did like her, she slams her clients and tries to humiliate the girls. I don’t believe for one second that she is engaged,that guy is never going to marry her! She got engaged only for her show because she was getting so much crap for being a matchmaker and not being married or even engaged.

      She told Andy that she was in no hurry to get married, thats because its a fake engagement….lawd I hate her!

      • mariareads says:

        Stanger is a low class pig. Fitting she would be having lunch with Kim who is another low class pig. Really, who cares about these 2 sluts?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Slow day in bitchland?

    • Kats2 says:

      Looks like two miserable trannies to me. THIS just makes me want to support B even more. How dare ugly Patty call her the C word!

      • LynnNChicago says:

        What “lady” would ever use that word? And Stanger knew she was being filmed and was surronded by photogs and fans…. does she think this makes her look cool? She talks like a dirty scummy truck driver (no offense to truck drivers)

    • felony stupid says:

      Thanks for reposting this, this more people who see this the better! I hope it goes viral.

      I said this on yesterday’s blog but I need to repeat!!! haha This shows both that Stanger is a horrible person and shouldn’t be sitting erect, eating in a public place, let alone matchmaking AND that Jill was pissed much earlier than I think we all thought.

      If that’s Jill on the phone (and I’d bet it is) Jill thought that Bethenny was ditching RHONY mid-season for her own show screwing Jill in the process. I wouldn’t be surprised if Stanger and Jill plotted the whole anti-B storyline together as revenge.

      These two deserve eachother. Kim is useless so I have no comment on her.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        I know its Jill on the phone, because the fake lipped Stanger says, “she’s not a friend” to Jill on the phone. I would bet Jill said something like, “why can’t I be on the show with Bethenny” the big baby! I will NEVER watch Stanger again!

        • talltank says:

          I watched her once and decided she’s a rude, obnoxious loud mouth and never watched her again.

    • Char212 says:

      I was looking at her fb pages and was shocked when I saw this page titled “Personal Co…”

      Have you ever wanted to talk with me, Patti Stanger about love and relationships? Well, now you can! For a limited time only, you can speak with Patti, Destin, Chelsea or Rachel for a personal dating consultation.

      1 hour with Patti (on Phone – plus autographed copy of her book) – $800/hr

      1 hour with Patti (in person – plus autographed copy of her book) – $1000/hr

      1 hour with Destin or Rachel (on Phone) – $500/hr

      1 hour with Destin or Rachel (in person) – $750/hr

      Sad to say, someone probably is willing to pay those prices to that twit for something your own mother could tell you.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        For a limited time? That has been up there since the show began, just the absurd prices have gone up! Who the hell would want to talk to these people?

        • HD says:

          Watching that whole thing made me sick. I don’t really have a problem with Patti. Never have. She doesn’t bother me but watching them act like they are REALLY famous made me sick. So much jealously over someone getting a show that has nothing to do with them. Patti already has her own show why does she care?!

  22. LynnNChicago says:

    If you haven’t checked it out I revised the blog and added a few tweets from everyone’s favorite dog… 🙂

    • Squirrels says:

      “Just heard Bobby say he celebrates the 4th of July more as a memorial day…of when he used to be independent.”

      Just love this pup.

    • error 404 says:

      If Bravo were smart, they’d offer whomever is behind that account to pitch a show. This is some classic LOL funny comedy writing! Kadooze to whomever it is.

  23. WindyCityWondering says:

    So glad Teresa’s hubby is going up on forgery as well as the rest of the funny money games. Teresa will be getting a fresh start – not just the one they were talking about!

    The thing that has always bothered me about this franchise is the wealth without education/professional careers/inheritance. I am not putting anyone down who earns their livelihood from the trades or service industries – but no doctors, lawyers or Vanderbilts in sight! But there are luxury items everywhere……

    Family is supposed to be so important but I don’t see the support the kids need – like a good education means a good job. I see thuggy behavior, mini divas in training but nothing that will help these children get the jobs/careers needed to maintain the lifestyle they are living. Bad behavior is praised in the name of the family?

    But the saddest part of this franchise is there is not one really admirable woman in the cast.

    • Squirrels says:

      Why go to college when Gia is SURELY going to be the next Shirley Temple?

    • error 404 says:

      Fresh start=

      – no worries about what to wear, that orange jumpsuit is good for all occasions
      – no need to rent furniture, make sauce, etc… but T is old fashioned and she cleans her cell by herself with no help.
      – finally her chubbie can get a rest, maybe even snap back into shape
      – there are no collection agencies calling inside, no criticism about lack of seat belts, helmets, etc… no Danielle giving me evils
      – a girl named Jo said not to call her sweetheart, so I asked if bitch is better, and it turns out it is! Now she brings we smokes.

  24. Squirrels says:

    Just read up on the site that shall not be mentioned. 18 whole responses, the last being one by ruthann who for the first 1/2 tells the moderator how much she enjoys her perspective. The 1/2 half is dedicated to the question of hypocrisy.

    Posted July 3rd. As of now?

    Dead silence.

  25. dancekrazy says:

    As usual, great blog, Lynn!
    Everyone have a happy holiday, be safe driving and with fireworks.
    Guess I’ll watch BRAVO reruns today. I, like Zarin, have no place to go (weather in south Florida is rainy and junky looking, so I’m staying in).
    Wonder what they’re airing on BRAVO tomorrow night since the second half of the Jersey fight won’t be aired till next week.
    Oh, no…..please don’t tell me it’s going to be RHONJ reruns all day and night. Think I’ll go for cocktails tomorrow evening if that’s the case.
    Take care,

    Susan

  26. Need a Hobby says:

    Re: Teresa’s husband Joe: The NY Post article is about a civil suit by one of Joe’s business partners against Joe to force repayment of a loan. Joe lost the case in October 2009 and then filed for bankruptcy. The allegation of forgery came up in that civil suit but there’s nothing to indicate that any criminal charges have been filed against Joe for this. That would be a matter of public record. So if no charges have been filed, there isn’t an issue of him being found guilty.

    Now if Joe forged the note and used it to get a loan from a bank….that could be interesting. But the article doesn’t say if the second loan was from another private individual or a financial institution. Private folks who have that kind of money to loan and may be involved in business with Joe may prefer to not have the cops involved.

    I’d bet Joe has all sorts of interesting business transactions which may now be under close scrutiny by the bankruptcy court, the people he owes money to, and the IRS. But it takes real geniuses to feature their profligate spending on a national TV show (including all those cash transactions *cough*), then plead poverty and file bankruptcy to stiff their creditors.

    • Katiecoo says:

      I wonder why no criminal charges filed? Maybe a case being built? I mean a transaction of this magnitude and the person who’s name is on the contract indicating they did NOT sign it, the signer admitting they signed his name…why no criminal charges yet?

      • dancekrazy says:

        Kat
        The only reason I can think of (why no criminal charges yet) is if the person’s whose name Joe signed, told the cops that he said it was okay for Joe to do that. I believe that unless the person whose name is signed wants to press charges, or unless the reason for the signing of another’s name was for fraudulent purposes, then there is no crime to prosecute (forgery).

    • Squirrels says:

      I thought he remortgaged it. That leaves a paper/legal trail.

    • Squirrels says:

      Was their bankruptcy discharged? If not, the court can continue to scrutinize the financial holdings.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Im thinking that this forgery came out as part of the the investigation…..it’s every thief for themselves now! Past business partners must be shaking in their gucci loafers….

        • Need a Hobby says:

          The forgery apparently was alleged by the plaintiff in the civil suit who had loaned Joe the money, had not discharged the debt (Joe had forged his signature) and wanted his money back.

  27. Shannon says:

    Here is the new Big Brother 12 ‘Summer of Sabotage’ commercial. Not sure how I’m going to like this, but I hope it causes lots of drama. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5XZboqwpy0

  28. boston02127 says:

    Nobody feels the need to make fun of Kim from Atlanta. She does a good job of taking care of that everyday when she gets dressed & puts on her hair and walks out the front door.

    • Squirrels says:

      I don’t know a single woman who wears a wig everyday for the sake of vanity.

      I know my fake nails make my real nails underneath thin. Does the same thing happen if you suffocate your hair?

      • Maddiegirl says:

        It appears to suffocate her brain.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I think Kim has Alopecia. I have two adult female friends with that condition and have spoken to several Dermatologists that went to Med School with my daughter. It’s awful and the treatment involves steroids which are dangerous in the long run.

        I suspect that Kim has to use wigs and weaves or she will show balding areas.

        There was a video last summer where Kim visited Patti in a California outdoor restaurant. I remember reading the article. Are they replaying that event because they got a lot of attention from being seen last summer.

        Both Kim and Patti are jealous that Bethenny created a real family and made herself finacially successful. Bethenny’s accomplishments should be respected, but these two women are unable to act appropriately.

    • error 404 says:

      Kim does look like one of those cheap Barbie copies they sell in the 99cent store with names like “Bobbie”, but personality wise she is rather dull.

      what’s so great about Patty and Jill, is the unattractive faces they pull (snarl, eye roll, stick out tongue,etc…) like petulant children, coupled with their inexhaustably bad character traits (jealousy, pettiness, revenge, lying, etc…)

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        It seams to me that Bravo doesn’t have a good system for picking their female leads for their programs. Although I do like the concept for a lot of their shows.

        • error 404 says:

          Housewives: I think the casting is all based on Andy Cohen’s basic personality: vain botoxed attention whore who likes her bff “mr cocktail”. LOL

          Did anyone see when SJP was on WWHL and Andy used the opportunity to show stills from all of his S&TC cameos? Gotta stretch that 15 minutes of fame out as long as ya can brother. (sister?)

          • dumberries says:

            Yeah, I think Jerry Seinfeld was kind of scolding Andy for his shallowness when he appeared on WWHL. He indirectly insulted viewers who like the HWs shows, but he was pretty direct about calling Andy out for moving away from being the “nice guy who you’d want to introduce to your parents”.

  29. error 404 says:

    “Jacqueline, reign in this kid, she is going to end up in jail, on drugs or pregnant! ”

    Why are you so harsh on Ashley?

    I fully believe she has the power to do all 3 at once! Watch what happens next.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It dosen’t matter that she didn’t get arrested Hollywood style – she isn’t sorry for what she did…… Now I wonder why Danielle called her a coke whore – does she know something about where Ashley is hanging out and what she is doing? Funny thing – I don’t think the boyfriend would do anything irresponsible because he is scared to death of the family.

  30. Squirrels says:

    I would give 3 mos worth of desert to see Theresa take a bus.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      If she does something really stupid like implicate herself in hubby’s schemes then she might be riding the bus with her accessories, lol, I mean as an accessory!

      • Kats2 says:

        Why does it feel people like them will get away with it? I think it’s criminal and disgusting, but I bet they know how to work the system and will come out of this and be just fine.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          being on tv may be what really gets them….

          • dumberries says:

            I agree. How can they claim to have no assets when their tangible assets are all over the tv screen? Brainless. I hope they have to pay what the owe to everyone they’ve stiffed.

        • error 404 says:

          Recent real life history is what’s tipping you off.

        • Squirrels says:

          Because they are small potatoes. No Madoffs here.

  31. moriasheehan says:

    want to watch something besides re runs of RHNJ? scyfy channel is running a blast from the past, Greatest American Hero. who can forget the greatest TV theme song ever.
    Joey Scarborough, Believe it or Not

  32. Ads Merems says:

    Loved it!!!

  33. Kats2 says:

    Lynn – I love your tweets the following is one great example 🙂

    Ramona Tweets – “Decisions decisions. Should we stay at sunset beach or head back for dinner in town?”

    Lynn Tweets back to Ramona – “We love you Ramona but we don’t really care much where you eat, tell us somthing juicy like WTF is up with Kelly?”

  34. dumberries says:

    So, since the reunion we’ve had some time to see which ladies are sharing time off season. Wonder how it will affect what we see next season on RHNY.
    -LuAnn is sharing meals with Sonja these days (good move LuAnn – stay away from the dark side).
    -Zarin and Kelly are lunching and tweeting together.
    -Alex and Bethenny talk frequently.
    -And, Ramona is staying on the periphery – out of the fray.
    I don’t want to see a Zarin vs. Alex drama next season (rather not see Zarin at all, actually). The middle person between LuAnn and Ramona has always been Zarin, who knew them both before the show. I think LuAnn is distancing herself from Zarin and Ramona’s all Zarined-out. Will be interesting to see how LuAnn and Ramona relate to each other with Sonja as the common denominator rather than Zarin. They don’t seem to like each other much, but Ramona seemed softened by LuAnn’s admissions at the reunion. Alex and Sonja seem to be the most cultured and share an enjoyment of the arts (and Alex shares a personal bond with Ramona now too). I wonder if Bravo brought Sonja on board to be the new “connector” for the women, since Zarin was driving people apart for her own agenda and creating difficulties for Bravo. The new dynamic with Zarin out (or the one that no one wants to film with) and Sonja as the “connector” will be VERY interesting, IMO. (I assume Kelly will not be back at all)

    • Char212 says:

      You know…If I were those women I’d be leery of Jill after what Jill tried to do to Bethanny. If she did it to B what’s stopping her from doing it to them if they pissed her off too. Maybe since it didn’t work with B she might not try that again. Nah, scratch that. She’d be dumb enough to try it again. She’s already trying it with Alex.

  35. Adgirl says:

    Maybe Bravo is encouraging Trashley to blog in order to beef up ratings with younger viewers who might still enjoy the NJ madness?
    More (uh-um) mature people are probably fed up with them and abandoning the show in droves.

    I liked that LuAnn tweeted about the service men & women. She’s really OK when the 2×4 is removed from her nether region.

    • dumberries says:

      Your theory is the only thing that makes sense regarding Ashley’s blog. Bravo’s gotta be looking to gain some younger viewers. I’d guess most mature viewers have jumped shipped!

    • duchessofdryerlint says:

      hee hee hee!

  36. MrWestVirginia says:

    I watch “Project Runway”, Season 7 on LRW every weekend. Silly I know, but I usually have it on for background noise, as I have seen it since day one. I tried to watch Bravo today with NJ housewives, but I cannot take watching them after about 2 times. New York okay, but Jersey is stressful.

    Also, I am reading a book called “It’s Bouquet, Not Bucket”, about the hilarious British comedy, “Keeping Up Appearances”. Gosh, I lead such a dull life. LOL

    • Welcome, MrWV! A good book is better than some of this stuff shown on tv. 🙂

    • dumberries says:

      I love Project Runway! Something seems a little off since it switched from Bravo to Lifetime, but I still thinks it’s a great show. Heard a lot of good things about Keeping Up with Appearances, but haven’t seen it. Need to check it out.

    • sayhi2eva says:

      I love that show. Hyacinth Bucket reminds me a little of Jill. She values her Royal Doulton and talks about her famed candlelight suppers meanwhile people run away from her when they see her coming. Lol!

    • Wallflower says:

      I love Keeping Up Appearances too! I didn’t know there’s a book about it. Thanks for the tip 🙂

    • duchessofdryerlint says:

      Holy hot plate! I love that show!

  37. Jessie says:

    lol. TWOP is at it again. And seriously you KNOW it is closed more about the bankruptcy than the law school/learning disability crap they are saying since that WAS ON THE SHOW.

    TWOP NJ housewives thread…”I’m closing the thread until I have time to clean up the off-topic posts about law school, Catholic universities, and learning disabilities. As Strega’s pinned post says, the topic is only the show. It will be opened before the next episode, but anyone asking to have it opened sooner will be banned.”

    • RileyKitty says:

      That bitch (Strega) doesn’t know what she is talking about… law school & learning disability was ON THE SHOW!!! You can’t win for losing there. Personally I haven’t been back since the closed the RHONY thread & Lynn graciously allowed us to post our thoughts here. For the most part I don’t miss it. I really don’t miss being treated like a 5 year old with all the rules & warnings & threats of being banned.

      • lillybee says:

        It was closed down by an new mod named Howard.

      • Wallflower says:

        I’m with you, Riley. I found TWOP back when Buffy was on and have lurked there ever since. Didn’t they sell out to NBC at some point? Anyway…since they closed the NY thread, and I found Lynn on Hubpages, I haven’t been back. Don’t miss it at all!!! You guys on here are the BEST!

  38. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet & pic: http://twitpic.com/22gk0v
    Wonder how long she had to stand in line to go down that slide?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Funnnn if you are what? 4? Kelly tries sooooo hard to be youthful but what she really is is juvenile.

    • dumberries says:

      Someone told Kelly she was sliding down a slippery slope with her actions these days, and Kelly took them literally.

  39. RileyKitty says:

    I am rewatching RHONJ. (yes I am bored) Danielle is bat shit crazy. Her talking heads are byond psychotic. the one after she left POSCHE with the haha & buh-bye was frightening. I know some of you (not pointing fingers or naming names LOL) feel the need to come to Danielle’s defense because of you feel she is being ganged up on but I just can’t give the nutjob a pass. I can’t stand Teresa either (shit she blocked me from twitter because of some of the comments I made to her) but just because Teresa is vile & vulgar (sex is the only exercise I get *smirk*) doesn’t make Danielle any less vile.

    Danielle knew Teresa & Jac were going to be at the fashion show, she still chose to come, because she felt the need to give her big diss (emulating Paris Hilton, the way Danielle said it made it sound like we were to believe they were personal friends, & pretending to talk on the phone was childish). I actually kind of liked it when kim G kept telling her she didn’t like what she was doing (kind of).

    Are we to believe that Wayne, NJ has rallied around Danielle in support? The Country Club is in Wayne & nobody in their right mind (like anyone on this show has a right mind LOL) would hurt her now & not there!!

    Why am I watching this shit?? That’s right… boredom. I need to get my next book in my series I am reading out & start it. (Tess Gerritsen series)

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Danielle gets no pass from me – not one single nice thing about anyone ever comes out of her mouth – either in scene or as talking head! She thinks everything anybody says or does is a plot against her! Paranoid doesn’t begin to cover this mess.
      Teresa wants to fight! No matter what she says, she just wants to fight? My question is why? Why now? What is the point? And she has wacky Jacky as backup!

      • dumberries says:

        There’s no one to root for on this show – they’re all delusional. The whole show is about this Danielle vs. Manzos war, but few people seem to care who wins and who loses. They’ve all shown themselves to be losers at this point.

        • viki55 says:

          Totally agree! Why do you suppose Jacky stays sitting with Teresa? I can’t figure that out.

          • dumberries says:

            Hey viki, I’d guess she has nowhere else to go and nothing else to do on the show. Plus, she probably doesn’t want to tick off Caroline again by not being “thick as thieves” with Teresa. And now Ashley’s getting Manzo support for playing the whole family-protection card. None of it makes sense.

  40. IMJ says:

    Im just curious if anyone has the tee on how the comments on the blogs for Real Housewives are posted? Who determines what comments get posted and which ones dont?

    • LynnNChicago says:

      According to Alex & Simon there is no rhyme or reason to it. I could be an intern approving and deleting them from home at 2am or an office assistant doing it…Bravo doesn’t give a damn about what gets posted for the most part. Its not high on anyone’s priority list

  41. boston02127 says:

    • felony stupid says:

      Thanks for posting!

      He makes a very good point. With a past like hers, why risk going on a reality tv show?

      And I guess this could make a little sense of all her paranoia?

      • emt2 says:

        I don’t trust that man, at all. He is a felon and is no position to talk about anyone. I don’t understand why Jacqueline and Teresa had lunch with him to talk about Danielle. Why?

        If you know Danielle is crazy, you would probably assume that her ex-husband was crazy or even moreso. Why bring it into your life?

        • error 404 says:

          Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t really after you.

          Here’s the jist of RHNJ: we all hate Danielle soooo much, we all agreed to appear on a TV show with her. We hate her and don’t want anything to do with her, so we looked into her past and spent time reading a crappy book all about her. We don’t want anything to do with her, so we invited her to dinner to confront her about her past. We don’t want Danielle anywhere in our lives, so we sign on to a 2nd season of the show with her. We are so over Danielle, that we invite her to meet with us just so we can tell her we don’t want to meet with her like we are doing right now. We are so over Danielle, that all we ever do is talk about how we don’t even think about her. We hate her so much. We don’t want anything to do with her, so we stare at her across a crowded dining room. We don’t want to associate with her, so when she ignores us we wait for her outside the ladies room just so we can confront her when she comes out. We are so not thinking about Danielle that when she walks right past us, we run after her and call her nasty names and force her to notice us. We are so not bothered by her, we physically attack her. Why can’t she jsut leave us alone.

          • felony stupid says:

            Great points error 404. IMO a lot of her outrageous behavior is a reaction to what she perceives to be threats. In her mind I think she believes that anyone who is not her bff or in love with her is out to get her and maybe this stems from her past. Not defending her, just my thoughts.

          • myname2use4now says:

            Bingo 404. It’s that behavior which makes me reserve just a tiny bit of sympathy for Danielle even though it is apparent that she is batshit crazy.

  42. scorpiosue1102 says:

    So Juicy Joe is a forger too? Wow. Joe lost a suit where he was accused of forging his partners name for a $1 million mortgage loan and then he pocketed the money. They keep making me say wow. Not only did they have the Cadillac, but they had a Maserati too.

    http://www.realitytea.com/2010/07/04/nj-husband-joe-giudice-accused-of-1-mil-forgery-khloe-lamar-get-reality-show/

    • Adgirl says:

      Well that is c.r.i.m.i.n.a.l. so Juicy Joe better hit a plea deal or some guy in prison will make him live up to his name!

      My family has been victimized by criminal grifters like the Guidices. It has been the most terrible event to befall my family, only topped by deaths. Worst than divorces because the long term impact of con is longer and wider.

      I hope and pray that Juicy and Teresa (you don’t think she’s innocent in this do you?) get the book thrown at them. Their poor kids – to have such selfish parents who lack empathy for their victims.

      • dumberries says:

        Adgirl,
        My grandmother was a victim of a con man. The pain of the betrayal and the hit to her self-esteem for trusting him in the first place took a huge toll on her health. I agree, it’s devastating for victims. Losing the money sucks, but the impacts exceed just financial loss.

        It does seem like the trashy Giudices bilked ex-business partners and other people whose hands maybe weren’t clean either, but who knows who else they’ve taken for a ride. I agree with you, there’s no way in hell Teresa had no knowledge of the illegal activity, she’s in it up to her eyeballs. “Happy wife, happy life” = “let’s just take what we want and worry about it later honey”.

  43. viki55 says:

    I am not really sure how this will post but in the article is a youtube link with a wonderful version of the national anthem by Amiena. I don’t know any thing about her but it is beautiful and you can read the Declaration of Independence while you listen:)

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/07/july-4-declaration-of-independence-text.html

  44. Ginger's Poo says:

    Teresa Giudice Teresa_Giudice

    Hey check out @worldredeye blog and see me enjoying mojitos at the Ritz Calton. http://www.WorldRedEye.com Special thanks to Seth Browarnik

  45. Cyn says:

    re Patti Stanger: I don’t know if anyone caught this, but her intro has changed. She used to say that she had a 98% success rate. NOW it says that she has “a very high success rate”. Like Kate Gosselin, has shown her true personality as her fame has grown. And isn’t it interesting that the marriage never went through?

    • dumberries says:

      Stanger, Zarin and Teresa/Joe are at the top of my sh**t list. They are all fraudulent and greedy with no concern for others.

      The 3 bylines I’m most looking forward to reading (soon, I hope):

      1. “Jill Zarin’s husband files for divorce, friends of multi-millionaire Bobby Zarin confirm that he’s fallen hard for new love Kate Gosselyn”
      2. “Joe and Teresa Giudiuce indicted for fraud, forgery, tax evasion, greed, selfishness and general stupidity”
      3. “Patty Stanger’s Fiancee comes out of the closet, admits he was paid to pose as her fiancee to enhance her flailing business credibility”

  46. emt2 says:

    Great blog, Lynn.

    I am no longer watching NJ because I feel dirty when I do. lol

    But, I agree with your assessment of Ashley. Last year, she was basically the laughing stock of her step-family. Caroline and others thought she was spoiled and useless. Now, Ashley is trying to assert her allegiance to them by behaving poorly. ???

    You know, I’ll give Danielle this…Last year, she said that the Manzos focused on her to deflect problems in their own lives (ie. she didn’t create the rift between Jacqueline and her sisters-in-law but had just exacerbated a pre-existing rift). Especially in the case of Ashley, it is easy to see how Danielle is being used as a deflection/distraction for Ashley’s wayward life and lack of ambition. Jacqueline can focus on how Danielle deserves Ashley’s treatment and harassment instead of focusing on what a disappointment Ashley is especially in comparison to her cousin Lauren who is in school.

    And Teresa and her fraudster family. Karma. Karma. Karma. I hope they repossess that house. Last year, “At least I’m not broke like Danielle.” Yeah, actually you are even more broke, you dumb drag queen!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Ashley’s behavior is a direct result of Jacqueline’s parenting. She says she’s been with Chris since Ashley was 5-years old so he is somewhat responsible as well.
      Now she’s 19 so she unleashes this punk on the world and says, “nothing I can do, she’s over age”. I used to like Jacqueline.

      • felony stupid says:

        Absolutely. Jac made some major mistakes with that one and now the whole world is reaping the rewards.

        And Jac is actually in a position to offer up some tough love here. Yeah, her mess of a daughter is now a legal adult, but mom & step-dad are still footing the bill. Whoever holds the money has the power. Its as easy as stopping the cashflow. Ashley will learn right quick that, yup, she’s over 18 so she can do what she wants, but how’s she gonna do it without a cell phone, a laptop or an internet connection?

        I know some folks have said she can use the Bravo money. Good, let her have to pay for rent, food, insurance, car, phone, utilities, clothes, EVERYTHING with her new ‘salary’. Watch how quickly that well runs dry. She wants to be an adult, then let her be one and pay her own way. Amazing how quick the crap will stop when the water is turned off. On a sidenote, nobody can tell me she didn’t OK Ashley getting her own blog and that Bravo didn’t get Jac’s buy in on this. She could have (and should have) told Bravo no, do not offer Ashley anything.

        At the end of the day Jac does have power here and has chosen not to use it. Makes me wonder if she is enjoying Ashley’s ridiculous behavior just a bit too much to actually put a stop to it. Jac should be ashamed of herself.

        • DesertGal says:

          I’m disgusted with Jac’s “nothing I can do” crap. I mean, what does Jac think is going to happen if she stops enabling the little brat, and pulls the plug on the resources Jac and Chris provide her? That Ashley might actually grow up and start taking responsibility for herself?

          These people, Jac especially, act like tough love is going to immediately turn Ashley into a homeless crack addict. If Jac isn’t willing to take that leap of faith that all parents have to take eventually, and let the girl fly or crash on her own, then she deserves the bad attitude and dealing with Ashley’s sense of entitlement.

        • RileyKitty says:

          AMEN Felony. I am going to take this a step further. If Jac left the show (which I would do in a heartbeat once it started to harm my family & an 18 year old getting involved in this feud is harming to the family) then Bravo would have no need to offer Ashley anything.

          Is being on a reality show more important than your family?

          • MAMAZ says:

            It is to these people! The same holds true to KKB. If she REALLY thought Bettheny was trying to kill her or was a danger to her family why did she keep doing the damn show!

            • felony stupid says:

              Yeah…being ‘famous’ really seems to trump just about anything. Sad really.

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      The problem is that Jacqueline should have had the heavy hand at 8 instead of 18. Ashley will not change. It was how she was raised. She talks back to her mom, she doesn’t respect her mom and takes advantage of her mother’s generosity (i.e. car, money, etc.). If she does not have these basic feelings for her mother how is she going to have them for anyone else least of all Danielle? RHONJ is a show that I will keep on watching so I know how NOT to raise my child.

      I am not giving Ashley a pass on her behavior. People can change if they want to. Ashley doesn’t want to.

      • felony stupid says:

        Totally agree with you!

        IMO what Jac can do is stop supporting this atrocious behavior both emotionally and financially. Yes, it’s really late in the game, but Jac can make the decision to change the rules. You are right, Jac can’t change Ashley’s attitude at this point, but she can stop allowing herself to part of Ashley’s nonsense.

        It’s just my opinion, but I think if the purse snapped shut, Ashley would have far more important things to worry about than blogging on Bravo or tweeting about Danielle.

        At the very least, even if Jac doesn’t really care about Ashley’s treatment of other people, one would think she should stop rewarding how Ashley treats her.

  47. Squirrels says:

    I think I’m lit. It wasnt my fault. I was framed i tell ya.

    HIIIEEEEEEEE!

    I’m going to sleep now.

    buhhhhbye….

    Happy 5th.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  48. Squirrels says:

    Sorry folks
    Kelly grabbed my laptop.
    It’s all good though. She’s asleep on Kellmalaise.
    Still, she keeps twitching.

  49. Olivia says:

    Just a thought: but shouldn’t Trashley be fired from whatever “job” she is holding right now for revealing that Danielle spent $500 in the store she works for? If I were a customer I would be appalled that anyone would be telling the world when and what I paid for all over the Internet? Isn’t that a breach of confidentiality?

    Not in the least defending Danielle, but where is the line drawn when it comes to Trashley revealing Danielle’s address along with her spending habits not to mention dissing local gossip about Christine.

    Just wondering how many hours this twit puts in at “work” or is she texting on company time? She seems to have many leisure hours dedicated to “tweeting” and writing on her blog. As an employer, I would seriously consider looking into how much of her time there is devoted to work. This was supposed to be “The Real Housewives of NJ” not a show featuring this knucklehead.

  50. Olivia says:

    Bravo is really jumping the shark with the NJ franchise. I somehow think that they may be considering either a spin off or heavier involvement featuring the younger set of untalented wannabes. Albie, Chris, Christine, Lauren, and Trashley would “appeal” to the younger viewers. As if. Albie and Chris are already signed to appear on the Patti Stanger debacle which may be reason Numero Uno why Albie could not pass his law school exams. Too busy trying to become a “star”.

    What’s next: a series of “Gia and Friends”, or “How I Became a Star As My Parents Get Hauled Off to Jail”?

    • error 404 says:

      Talk about jumping the shark… Patty’s show lost it when it became apparent that none of her “clients” were serious about finding love. They were all pretty much looking for another 15 minutes of tv fame and/or getting in a free infomercial about their businesses. Bleach. that, and how how many times can you watch Patty act rude and throw clients out of her office before it gets old. Moving to NY is a desperate act, and the Manzo boys are as about interested in finding wives as they are in learning math in Japanese. It’s called Millionaire Matchmaker, not Broke Ass Fame Whore Matchmaker! Or are they changing the title too.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        LMAO error!
        I can’t watch that show when children are in the house because of Patti’s crude mouth. I’ve always wondered why supposedly successful people would take advice about how to dress and comport yourself from someone who acts like she does and has assistants with such goofy hair from the 80’s.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Bravo seems to be crossing their stars over into other shows on their line up. Agreed – the Manzo boys on Patty’s show???
        Bravo would be better served to have a RHOA (America) special to highlight all these darling children – their opinion on their parents doing reality tv might be interesting.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Of all the franchises – NJ has the most airtime with “children” and maybe it is show how much these ladies are into their kids…..maybe it is because these ladies are just not interesting enough to carry a whole show. Whatever the reason, I am not impressed with their kids, their parenting styles or how they discuss “adult” topics in front of their little darlings!

  51. Zipit Zarin says:

    Danielle’s ex says the Colombian cartel she owes money to would find out where she is from her going on the tv show. She didn’t go into hiding, she lives in the area she’s always lived in. If they wanted to find her before this they could have. Maybe going on the show gives her a kind of protection since so many people would be interested in how all that played out and who did it if something happens to her. It wouldn’t be in the shadows …it would be all OVER the news. I dunno, all the players on this show are so shady it’s almost interesting. 😉

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Danielle has children living with her! How smart is that? And her ex or maybe not ex husband was the one that busted these cartel characters?? How safe is his current family, with him on the news? If in fact this was some high level drug bust why aren’t they all in witness protection?

    • Squirrels says:

      I thought the ex paid them off and she owes him like 50k.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        So was he a real law enforcement officer or another baddie who was being run by the authorities? That whole mess makes no sense. Are we supposed to believe he paid 50k out of his own pocket to free Danielle from her life of crime???

        • MAMAZ says:

          He is not in law enforcemnet. I believe he was a paid informant. He doesn’t have any more credibility than Danielle Staub. I don’t believe anything he says. The Manzo/Laurita clan only buys his story because it suits them to do so.

  52. boston02127 says:

    Scroll down on this link/page and there is a video to watch.

    http://homesoftherich.net/2009/06/inside-teresa-giudices-new-jersey-mansion.html

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      “Straub said she began to walk away but became frightened and started to run through the country club.

      “I felt a little threatened,” she said. She claims she was pushed and scratched and broke her heel as she ran.

      Her bodyguard found her hiding in the parking lot and picked her up to carry her to the car. But that is when Staub said Holmes came at her screaming, grabbed her hair and yanked out the extension.”

      She was “scared” of Teresa & Jaqaline, but is not afraid of her new identity being publicized to the Columbian Cartel??? Hiding from them in the parking lot?? WTF?
      There has to be more to this whole story with the Manzo crew or Danielle is an excellent drama queen.

      • error 404 says:

        D is crazy and hello “Queen of the Drama Queens”, yes.

        But it saddens me that what gets lost in all of this is WTF attacks the crazy lady hiding in the parking lot? Scum. What do the Manzos do for kicks, wait out side mental health clinics and then taunt the patients as they leave? Normal people leave the town crazy lady alone. The Manzos went national with their bullying. No one is fooled. We all see their obsession with all things Danielle and we all see them persue her.

        They are trash and I for one can’t wait until they land back in the gutter they were born in. Harumph!

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        What exactly is a bodyguard supposed to do? I would expect mine to punch/toss/manhandle the offending party! Guess Danielle’s is only for carrying her through a parking lot!

      • I think her ex’s Columbian Cartel story was bogus. If Danielle was afraid of any Columbian Cartel, she wouldn’t have done the show and unless the CC is as dumb as a box of rocks, then they’ve had plenty of opportunity to off Danielle. I doubt there is any threat and her ex was just using that to attack her and make her seem more loony. Danielle comes off loony enough, nobody needs to make up lies! LOL!

  53. RileyKitty says:

    The fight at the Country Club involved NO MANZOS. I hope we can quit saying it is Danielle v THE MANZOS. I don’t see Albert, Christopher, Albie, Lauren or even Caroline Manzo fighting with Danielle, or harassing Danielle. Caroline hasn’t went anywhere near Danielle this season so far.

    The fight involved Ashley HOLMES, Teresa GIUDICE & Jac LAURITA. None of whom are Manzos. I don’t like anyone on this show but I think it is unfair to keep saying the Manzos are harassing Danielle (she even says it on the show).

    When Danielle went to The Brownstone with her “bad ass” entourage & Kim G. none of the staff or Manzo family were rude to her. Contrary to what Danielle believed Christopher’s statement to Kim G wasn’t a “threat” to her.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      we should clarify then – an alledged Manzo related action (Ashley and Wacky Jacky are somewhat related to the Manzo clan). Does anyone really know if Teresa is related somehow to the clan de Manzo?

      I have to agree the whole Danielle vs the Manzo family is stupid – they love to talk about her but they don’t interact with her. Danielle thinks they are all after her and if that were true then she shouldn’t have gone to the event at the country club! I’m wondering if Bravo is making them interact as part of their contracts. First Dina’s I’m cutting you out of my life scene and then the showdown at the fashion show with Teresa and Wacky Jacky…..

      • RileyKitty says:

        I didn’t find it that weird that Dina would want to tell Danielle face to face that she was done with the drama. Sometimes you need someone to see in your face that you are seriously done with their bullshit.

        My whole thought on the Jac & Ashley being somewhat related to the Manzos is if my brother’s wife & step daughter were out acting crazy (getting in a fight at a country club is crazy) I wouldn’t want it coming back on my hubby’s family name, who is completely not involved (as I pointed out above, none of the actual Manzo family has harassed Danielle) Just saying.

        AFAIK Teresa is no relation to anyone on the show.

    • cusi77 says:

      Well said! It’s exactly what I was thinking.

    • I don’t think it was really anybody vs Danielle until this season and except for Ashley’s attack, there was no real threat against Danielle, except in her own mind. But, if Caroline and Dina don’t want to have anything to do with Danielle, they’ve done a poor job avoiding her as the topic of conversation, tweets, etc. Don’t talk about her on public forums and in front of the cameras!

      To me, Danielle is the ultimate drama queen. I want to see the fight tonigh, how it actually starts–the actual hair pulling, that is.

      Bravo has a way of pulling in interest by sensationalizing the previews. Seems like NJ will stand or fall on this sensationalistic drama and I, for one, am hoping it falls.

      • RileyKitty says:

        @former. Sadly, the fight isn’t until next monday due to the holiday.

        I agree Caroline & Dina shouldn’t have even discussed Danielle but I talk about the bat shit crazy lady in my town & to me that doesn’t begin to be harassment. It may be even harder if you are on the same show as the nut job. Again if you don’t want ot be around someone like that leave the show, ala Dina.

        When I was rewatching last night I noticed that Danielle says “the Manzos” in reference to anyone on the show but her & her posse. We all have been doing it in the blog as well, I think because it is easier just to type the Manzos vs typing everyone’s name out. Then I realized none of the Manzos have really done anything to her.

        • oh, I forgot the show isn’t until next Monday. Agreed that talking about someone isn’t harassment unless you’re sending messages directly to someone or talking about them ar/town and being threatening or harassing.

    • error 404 says:

      IMO Caroline pulls all the puppet strings from behind. The boss never gets his/her hands dirty, I thought everyone knew that. Teresa, Jaclyn and Ashley combined couldn’t pass an IQ test for pre-school. Not one of them has ever had a thought in their heads, never mind an original one.

      I still say that Ashley HOLMES’ frequent assertions that she is attacking Daniele to defend her “family” are her entry into the Manzo “family” (rubs nose with finger).

      • RileyKitty says:

        IDK, but I have seen Caroline saying several times that Jac needs to be the mother & stop Ashley with her behavior.

        I agree the three of them together don’t have the brain power to tie shoe laces but isn’t that exactly why the verbal sparring escalated to violence. We know from watching that if Teresa can’t form a thought in her head she starts flipping tables.

        I am just going to have to stop watching NJ, maybe instead listen to the Wallflowers & Gangster Rap on my ipod (hey if it good enough for unborn Bryn, it is good enough for me 😉 )

        • error 404 says:

          Well, I basically refuse to watch the show, so….

          One scene I did see was a family dinner where it came out that Ashley was in a twitter war with Danielle. Chris and Jac seemed pissed and wanted her to just stop it, but Caroline & Co cheered Ashley on, laughing at all her rude and immature remarks, and in a TH Caroline once again spouted her ‘sticking up for family’ crap.

          I suppose I’d have a more complete opinion if I watched more of the show, but I couldn’t be bothered really, so maybe I’ll just stop talking about it. lol

      • That is one reason I want to see what happens tonight (though I’m not following the whole show this season) how Caroline can justify saying Ashley was defending the family. In my opinion, unless Danielle attacked first, there is no justification whatsoever.

        The only thing I’ve seen so far was Teresa running towards Danielle’s group and when she pulled up alongside them the body guard pushes her away to the side–just one shove. That is all they’ve shown. Don’t know if Teresa falls down because of that push or what. Did it happen before or after Ashley’s attack?

  54. WindyCityWondering says:

    We have said it before and will continue to say it – RHONJ is an unwatchable joke! I still don’t understand how they have the rating – I was thinking they were riding off of the veiwership of RHONY and BGM? but apparently that is not the case.

    They all talk so tough but when it comes time to fight they all whine and shriek like babies and do drama instead of the cat fights they promise. And then there is Ashley big arms…getting involved in something she didn’t start??? Yeah pulling someone’s weave is defending her family…. this show doesn’t deliver on any level!

  55. cusi77 says:

    The worst part is what Andy said in WWH… They have covered so far just ONE HALF of the season!!!!

    Did I missunderstood? Tell me YES! Tell me I am wrong! What else can they could have capted of all this crap?

  56. error 404 says:

    I didn’t see this before.
    http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/07/01/which-real-housewife-would-you-rather-work-out-with-bethenny-or-kelly/
    As usual with anything RHONY, the comments are the best part!

  57. boston02127 says:

    Does anyone know who Candice Laurita is? This is a pic from her tweet. Teresa and Jacqueline are in it.
    http://twitpic.com/22h07v

    • error 404 says:

      no, but there are 10 Laurita siblings… Chris, Dina and Caroline are just 3 of them, so I imagine the Laurita clan is quite large.

    • cusi77 says:

      @Boston__ The Laurita’s are 11 brothers and sisters. Remember when Caroline went for luch with her sisters? Probably is one of the sisters or sister in law…

      • viki55 says:

        They were Fran & Cookie. Could Cookie be a nickname for Candice? Na, that would be Candy. Proabably yet another sister or a neice. Must be a neice, no one in that pic looks as old as Caroline.

    • vilzvet says:

      Well, Laurita is the name meaning a cousin on Jac’s side, NOT a Manzo wanna-be? Laurita must be Jac’s maiden name since Holmes was the first husband.

      • vilzvet says:

        Oops, duh everyone else is right! I forgot that Chris is a Laurita, hehehe, no I’m not hung over.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Chris is Caroline’s brother – the family seems to include all when appropriate (big family dinner scenes, going to the farm, etc) plus Teresa’s crew is thrown in as well. IMO they give off the one big family vibe so when any individuals act out it reflects on all -related or not.

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      I thought I saw that Candice is Dina and Caroline’s niece. She just got married a month or so ago. I remember all the tweets from the wedding. I think Lauren did the make-up and Lexi stood up at her wedding.

    • viki55 says:

      ROFL! Is he crying or having an orgasam? Can you imagine if there were unicorns & lollipops? LOL

    • cusi77 says:

      Boston! Great found! and his vocabulary is as limited as Kelly’s!

      Maybe he is also smelling cat pee!

      • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

        He might have been sniffing something.. they definitely would be the world’s most inarticulate couple, and if he has gummy bears in his backpack, a true match made in heaven!

  58. Squirrels says:

    Well, got one more day with my son here. Off to Sea World we go !!

    Tomorrow, laundry, packing, then the red eye back to Boston.

  59. Squirrels says:

    Have a great day folks.

    I’ll hate Jill Zarin from afar today.

    😀

    • RileyKitty says:

      Enjoy the day with your son, Squirrels. I am going to enjoy the day with mine. He has a ballgame tonight, if it doesn’t get rained out.

  60. Jill’s current book stats:

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  61. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet: Taking kids out of camp to surf at wiborg.
    ..Kelly must get her kids at her convenience???

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      that is what I have been thinking – camp, tutors, limited time with mommy

  62. duchess of dryer lint says:

    If anyone is interested, I posted a new blog. 🙂

    • error 404 says:

      a must click on for anyone who hasn’t tried the link!

      “two thumbs up” says error 404 of ‘I Hate Jill Zarin’

  63. duchess of dryer lint says:

    sorry–double posted.

  64. Realife says:

    Question-

    One of the comments on the popwatch site stated that Teresa graduated from college!!! Can anyone confirm this info? I find it hard to believe, (i.e. “cleansiness”???) she got past the 9th grade. Inquiring minds want to know.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I think it was a beauty school type place – College of Hair and Nails?

    • viki55 says:

      Bravo Bio:
      Before becoming a housewife, Teresa earned a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management from Berkeley College. She worked in the fashion industry in New York as an associate buyer for Macys before deciding to stay home with her children.

      • viki55 says:

        Berkeley College has Assoc & Bach degrees….the bio doesn’t say which she received.

      • Realife says:

        Thanks, didn’t know about the bio because I don’t go to the Bravo site anymore since they don’t post my comments. Still, I find it hard to believe……

  65. cusi77 says:

    I have been busy doing a research in Personality Disorders List-Symptoms.
    I found some of The most infamous RHW’s (BTW: I found mine! Lol!)

    • MAMAZ says:

      *sigh* It’s pretty much what I expected though.

    • error 404 says:

      Jill was never a true friend to Bethenny and what she did was unforgivabe. The relationship is damaged beyond repair and it astounds me that people yearn for a reconciliation. Why? So Jill can lure B in again only to turn on her and attacker her more? I don’t get it.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        It’s the nice thing to say!
        IMO Jill doesn’t want to be friends with Bethenny – she justs wants other people to like her and she knows she lost mucho fans when she decided to “slay” Bethenny.

        • felony stupid says:

          Agree with you both. IMO Jill thinks Bethenny wronged her and she’s still pissed. She’s sorry that her shenanigans were exposed and she ended up looking like a sour, angry ass but I don’t think she’s sorry for what she put Bethenny through. Methinks she still feels she deserves an apology from B for not going w/the original plan of a Laverne & Shirley spin off.

          • dumberries says:

            Agreed! Zarin really thinks Bethenny undermined her by succeeding without Zarin attached to her hip. The nerve!!!!!

      • LynnNChicago says:

        I agree with you! I’ve said it from the beginning as soon as Jill had Bethenny on speakerphone and didn’t tell her that Luann was sitting there. Just watching Jill’s ugly facial expressions and hearing her say, “she doesn’t deserve to be in the same room with me” all while Bethenny’s out on the street crying. That alone would end it for me. There is no trust left. How can Bethenny ever say anything to Jill or leave her a voice mail without wondering, is this the one she’s going to tell the world? If you can’t tell your friend anything, they’re not a friend.

        Jill also saying at the reunion, “Bethenny got her own show and she wasn’t supposed to tell anyone, but she told me”. BOOM! If I wasn’t done with her before that, I would be now!

        • Katiecoo says:

          Not to mention the “cut her out like a cancer” comment…during the same moments she’s boohooing about her “Hawrrible” experience with Bobby’s “slit from ear to ear” cancer episode.

        • felony stupid says:

          Absolutely!! She was maaaad at Bethenny and felt totally justified in her behavior.

          Jill completely underestimated the viewers’ intelligence and connection with Bethenny. We needed to understand WHY she was this upset and the reasons she provided were super weak, which made a lot of us (me anyway) look sideways at Jill.

          Before we knew most of the real story it appeared that Jill was overreacting and lashing out hard at her bff for 2 relatively minor infractions: (a) telling her to “get a hobby” and (b) sending flowers for Bawby vs. showing up at the hospital; neither of which seem to be friendship ending events. I think most of us figured out this just wasn’t enough to call your friend a “cancer”.

          ‘Course the real reasons behind her wrath are petty and show her true character, but they make hell more sense than “get a hobby”.

          At the end of the day Jill did some irreparable damage in anger. Bethenny would have to be a masochist to hook herself back onto that train wreck.

      • I agree with this error. Who in their right mind would ever trust Jill again? Their relationship is over. Period. Jill started the “fight” and Bethenny ended it, thank goodness!

        • dumberries says:

          I don’t get Zarin saying she feels “misrepresented”. By whom? It’s a reality show and we see Zarin, not some actress playing her role.

          • felony stupid says:

            This is just Jill spinning again.

            Now it’s the Bravo edit that made her look bad. She said in vid clip from one of her book signings (its posted a previous blog) that Bravo took her “person and destroyed it”. And that eventhough she “certainly said those things” she would have to really edit herself in the future because of what “they” have done to her.

            Oh whatever. We all know Bravo editors had nada to do with the stuff that really pissed off the viewers (amazongate, asking others to not film w/Bethenny, saving that old VM).

            Plan 1 – F Bethenny (MAJOR FAIL)
            Plan 2 – Blame Plan 1 on Alex (FAIL)
            Plan 3 – Blame Bravo edit for everything (um…no one cares)

            She must need Dramamine for the motion sickness.

            • dumberries says:

              Exactly! I think she’d better call in her star consultant, Patti Stanger, to help hatch up some extra back up plans. Why can’t she just SHUT UP and lay low?

              • felony stupid says:

                Great Question! Maybe we should tweet her. Oh wait…she blocked all the people with brains.

  66. duchess of dryer lint says:

    http://duchessofdryerlint.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/lessons-learned/

    and a final blog for the weekend. School tomorrow, don’t know if I will have time.
    Thanks for all your comments—this is fun!

  67. dumberries says:

    Housewives Net Worth – Ranking as of 7/5/2010

    After yesterday’s discussion about Teresa and Joe’s criminal financial activity, I did a little research. I like watching interesting people honestly working to get ahead, and I like watching interesting people who honestly have wealth that I’ll never know. But, it irks me to see people that don’t have a pot to piss in creating a facade and taking the system and the viewers for a ride. Compiled these from internet searches “celebrity net worth”. Some of them surprised me!
    1. Kandi Burruss: $35 million ( self made)
    1. Bobby/Jill Zarin: $35 milion
    2. Sonja Morgan: $30 million
    3. Ramona Singer: $18 million (self made)
    4. Kelly Bensimone: $15 million
    5. Bethenny Frankel: $14 million (self made)
    6. Albert/Caroline Manzo: $8 million
    7. Vicki Gunvalson: $7 million (self made)
    8. Nick/Jacqueline Laurita: $5.5 million
    9. Ed/Lisa Hartwell: $5 million
    10. Dina Manzo: $4.5 million
    11. Alexis Bellino (husband’s): $3.5 million
    12. LuAnn deLessep’s: $2.0 million
    12. Daniel Staub: $2.0 million
    13. NeNe Leakes: $1.5 million
    13. Kim Zolciak: $1.5 million
    14. Alex McCord: $400 thousand (self made)
    15. Sheree Whitfield: $50 thousand
    16. Tamra Barney: $10 thousand
    17. Joe/Teresa Guidice: $-11 million
    (No listings for Gretchen Rossi or Lynne Curtin)

    • error 404 says:

      said it before, but… I just don’t get where they get these figures from. Alex’s house alone is worth more than twice that figure. Is the house in Simon’s name only or something?

      We all know the Guidice’s money is all nicely hidden.

      Isn’t the Brownstone alone worth $7million. Caroline herself probably has $0.00, unless she hocks her wedding rig.

      • dumberries says:

        Error, I agree. I wish the site would post their valuation method, but no such luck. Assume they use the same method for all, so the ranking might be about right – but should be taken with a grain of salt. Just thought it was interesting to see the approximate ranking compared to how they behave about money.

      • dumberries says:

        Error: sorry, yes, I looked under McCord only, not VanKempen.

        • error 404 says:

          I know, but it just brings up so many questions.

          Why is Lulu only worth $2mil? Her Hamptons house alone is like $12mil. Did Alex leave it to the kids and not Lulu?

          I know that Bethenny has a few book and liquor deals, but really? She made $14mil in 2 years?

          • Squirrels says:

            I’m guessing the house is Lumans. no way she’d walk away from an email we’re done caue i found a younger princes. He’d have to know it would cost him, prenup be damned.

  68. sydney says:

    Patty gives Jews a bad name.

    • Katiecoo says:

      I see she’s left the videos up on her FB page of her hideous “c-word” behavior…both Lynn and I posted it and both are still up there.

      • dumberries says:

        Katiecoo, I’m surprised they’re still up there. Any responses?

        • Katiecoo says:

          One odd response to Lynn’s posting that says:

          We’ll light their cyberial cigars to try to loosen them up 🙂

          What does this mean?

          • dumberries says:

            Never heard of cyberial cigars. I did some google searches, couldn’t find anything but a link back to Stanger’s Facebook. Some dude telling Stanger he sent some to a date and it was better than sending flowers. Maybe something erotic?

    • dumberries says:

      Patti is just bad, period. Can’t believe she would talk that way period. But, to do it in public and on camera is incredible.

      • Shows how stupid she is. Why she would think anyone would value her opinion enough to take what she says seriously is beyond me. Guess she’s another one whose “fame” went straight to her head. I never agreed with how she tries to devalue someone’s appearance, i.e., red hair, curly hair, etc. or their race, like trying to make yourself look less hispanic, asian, etc.

        • dumberries says:

          Not to be mean, but has she looked in the mirror? I wonder what a matchmaker would be saying to her if she walked in. Dead silence, I bet.

    • twoile says:

      & JZ doesn’t?

  69. lina says:

    hey everyone
    not sure if this was posted already, but it’s so so funny

  70. michal says:

    I counted the “amazing”s. 5 in a 50 second video. Again, the comments underneath are hilarious. 😀

    • michal says:

      Oops..didn’t work. Here’s the link

      • Dawn says:

        How many times did she say “amazing?” Also, she said “flopper” and not “flapper.” What an idiot.

    • Upper WestSide Dude says:

      That’s only because she’s like, amazingly “healthful”, charitable, and doesn’t engage in vile banter. Furthermore, she will like, feed you petrone and jelly beans and then buy you, like a cleanse. 🙂

  71. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet: Gail is so kind and smart. My kind of friend.
    http://twitpic.com/22f70t

    Kelly…..Your new friend Gail spells her name Gayle!

    • dumberries says:

      Lol!
      Now we know why Kelly’s letter asking Gayle to get her on Oprah hasn’t been answered. If only she had spelled the name right..

  72. Jill’s sales ranking last hour was 118,000+. Now it is down to 21,201. Hmmm…seems like someone is buying more of her own books. LOL! 😛

    # Hardcover: 300 pages
    # Publisher: Dutton Adult (April 15, 2010)
    # Language: English
    # ISBN-10: 0525951792
    # ISBN-13: 978-0525951797
    # Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
    # Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
    # Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
    204 Reviews
    5 star: (44)
    4 star: (2)
    3 star: (5)
    2 star: (8)
    1 star: (145)
    See all 204 customer reviews…

    # Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    • sayhi2eva says:

      She needed something to use as kindle for her bonfire in the Hamptons. I mean “Secrets of…” is probably going to collect dust in some warehouse so why not put it to good use.

  73. boston02127 says:

    Jill’s Tweet: Weekend almost over. Hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend. This had to be the best weather I can remember! ! Off to last dinner party.
    ……….
    We know….we know….your life is great Jill, just peachy. Parties, family, bonfires, house on the water, cooking smore’s, best cloths, best shoes, best cars, best houses, best jewelry, best parties, best best best best best of everything. Blah blah blah, all you need now is soul.

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