I Hate Jill Zarin RHONY Final – Kelly July 5, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Final Review – Kelly Bensimon   July 5, 2010

What can we say about Kelly that hasn’t already been said!  She has really made a huge impact this season and I truly think a lot of it was by design.  Kelly could be insane, she could be on drugs, and she could have extreme mental issues that truly require a mental health professional.  All we know for sure is what we see and hear. 

We know that Kelly lies, she’s been caught in several lies. 

Her Playboy photo shoot that we saw on Bravo did not produce the photos that appeared in Playboy Magazine in March of this year.  The actual photos that were in the magazine were taken years ago by her ex-husband, submitted to Playboy but rejected at the time.  Once Playboy learned Kelly was on a reality show, they chose to print the photos that they had held onto for years.  AS Danielle would say, “two things are true”.  The photos are Kelly and they were taken by her ex!  Everything else is a lie! 

Kelly says she doesn’t eat processed foods, she doesn’t drink and she supports Peta.  Yet she eats gummy bears, jelly beans, lolly pops, and chicken wings.  She “invented” a drink that she named after herself and admittedly drinks beer and tequila.    She wears fur and therefore does not support Peta!

Kelly told viewers that she was forced to go on the Virgin Islands trip.  Andy Cohen said she wasn’t.  Jill and Luann weren’t forced to go, Kelly lied!

One of Kelly’s first scenes on RHONY showed her at a charity meeting saying, “I don’t lend my name to anything”.  We’ve since seen that she will put her name on anything that will get her publicity!

She can call it contradicting herself and changing her mind, but in most instances that just covers up a lie!  There are plenty more I’m sure could be added to this small list.

When someone is continually caught lying, it completely ruins their credibility and basically anything that they say is questionable.  (Right Jill Zarin?) 

Call me crazy but had Kelly been “normal” and played her cards right, she could have easily been one of the most popular and well-liked housewives in history.  She is a single mom with two wonderful kids.  (We don’t see that nanny’s raise them so Kelly could take credit)  She attends fabulous parties and can afford a great high fashion wardrobe.  She works out and while her body looks a little strange, she certainly is thin and seems to be healthy.  She is a pretty woman and at 41 still looks darn good. 

So why isn’t Kelly everyone’s favorite housewife? 

Easy!  She is bat shit crazy! 

Trying to make any sense out of some of the things she says is like trying to hold water in the palm of your hand.  They are all words, they’re all in English but put them together into a sentence and all meaning is gone!

She says that what makes people absolutely CRAZY about her is that she doesn’t listen to the nonsense.  Kelly clams that when other people are talking, she tends to turn them down to a level “2” and is only partially paying attention so that when she jumps into the conversation, she sometimes doesn’t make sense.  Let me try to break this down without setting my hair on fire.

Two people are having a conversation about…let’s say, shopping at Wal-Mart.  Kelly, being at just a level 2 hears the word, “wall” and jumps into the conversation talking about the Great Wall of China.  Is this what she’s saying?  This is why we think she’s nuts but really it is only because she isn’t really listening to everything that’s being said.   She many say something that doesn’t necessarily make sense to the conversation at the moment, but in her head it does.  Ok Kelly, I get that!  (Whew, I’m sweating)

 This is what Kelly refers to as “white noise”.  Her tiny brain can’t interpret an entire conversation and it isn’t interesting to her, so she tunes it out, sort of like a 12-year old in church would do. 

 Kelly has a strange sense of what is acceptable to discuss and what is offensive.  Ramona started to talk about her father’s death and that she took a trip afterward but Kelly found that inappropriate to hear.  Why?  Is it because it supported Bethenny being in St. John after her father’s death, or did Kelly really think that it was inappropriate to travel shortly after a parent dies?   Kelly hasn’t lost a parent so how would she know what she would do?  I think many people travel after a huge life change.  

 Kelly travels a lot, we know she is in Florida often, in fact.  We’ve seen her travel there with and without her children.  Again, Kelly has a lot of help with her children, but not their father.  Gilles doesn’t spend much time with the kids and they don’t seem to be his priority.  I find it odd that she continues to speak so highly of him while it seems he is not a great dad to the children she loves so much. 

 At the reunion, Sonja said that Kelly was fine when she was one on one with the ladies but when she got in front of all the ladies, she got defensive.  This statement is actually pretty telling, I think that Sonja’s use of the word, “defensive” was interesting because in order to be on defense, there has to be someone attacking you.  I find it hard to believe that anyone was attacking Kelly right off the bat.  Kelly walked into a room and the ladies started attacking her?  I’m not buying that load! 

What I think Sonja wanted to say, but was too polite to say, was that when Kelly was in close proximity to Bethenny, Kelly became defensive.  However, I still don’t believe that Bethenny attacked Kelly without being provoked.  Bethenny clearly just wanted to relax and unwind after the events of her life changed so profoundly.  I think the last thing that Bethenny wanted to do was argue with a brain-dead Kelly!  We watched as Kelly attacked Bethenny several times calling her a ho-bag, saying that no one cares about Bethenny, Kelly called Bethenny gross, creepy and a media whore among other things. 

Bethenny did seem to stir the pot a bit at the breakfast saying “I’m a cook apparently” to address Kelly’s constant poking at Bethenny’s career.  This brought the ugliness all back up from the previous evening but in the end all Kelly did was solidify in everyone’s mind that Bethenny surely is a Chef.  Kelly even got Luann and Jennifer Gilbert confirming that Bethenny is considered a chef with NY society both in the city and in the Hamptons. 

Kelly was trying to spar with an expert.  There is no way that in a war of words Kelly could ever beat Bethenny.  She doesn’t have the ammunition, firepower or tough enough weapons.   Kelly may have appeared to come out on top in St. John, but I believe that it was more of an ambush than a true war of words and Bethenny clearly wasn’t willing to bring out the big guns.  All the housewives seemed to agree that Bethenny backed down and didn’t stir the pot. 

 Yes the season is over, yes we should move on, and we certainly are moving on but Kelly continues to exist, she tweets, therefore she is.  She’s not gone into hiding and continues to be the topic of discussions. 

Blog topics are tough to come by and Kelly is no doubt an easy one to cover.  She is out there, she’s in the public eye. 

 Most recently Kelly seems to be taking her cues from Bethenny.  As many have pointed out, she has created her very own cocktail.  Bethenny has had her Skinnygirl cocktails for over a year now. 

 Andy Cohen asked Kelly about her cocktail at the reunion and as Kelly explained what it was and how it came into being, Andy continued to give Bethenny the “eye” and even the “head pointing” to see if Bethenny would take the bait, she didn’t. 

Kelly’s done an exercise You-Tube video, sort of the poor man’s version of Bethenny’s Yoga Video. 

Kelly even created a You-Tube video of her meals for the day to help us all be Healthful! 

So will Kelly be back next season?  Probably one of the toughest to predict.  We may hope that Bravo thinks the same way that we do, she’s a huge liability.  She’s already contradicted Andy Cohen not only at the reunion but also was Tweeting wildly during Andy’s Watch What Happens Live with her side of the story.  In the end this woman called Andy Cohen, a liar!  Would something like that get you terminated from your job? 

 Most of the season Kelly was a non-entity, she didn’t matter she was a filler housewife, but during the trip, she changed all that.  Was that by design?  Maybe she realized filming was coming to an end and she better do something to bring that drama that Bravo craves!  She brought the drama, she brought the ratings and unfortunately that is why my prediction is that she will be back next season.

 Crazy Kelly must have been Tweeting all the while her daughters were surfing…Today’s tweets:

 @LIAMJSMIT this is a cool evil eye from jennifer miller. Lol. My jewelry is at intermix and feathers.

Surfing at wiborg was so fun. The girls and I had a blastttttt. Try it, its great

First day of surfing http://twitpic.com/22r76p

@Pattypoosie the cuffs were too fragile to produce

@HeyLauraaa you can purchase the line at intermix stores and intermixonline.com

@sashacharnin love u sasha for having amazing taste and being such a good friend

Who saw my feather jewelry at intermix today??

@PrincessD23 I love being outside with my kids. Khiels make a great sunscreen

@SugarMagnolia10 issues with mental health are serious issues. Tv drama is not serious. Never confuse the two.

@BravoTVfan2 in real life people need boundaries. It creates stability. Tv is for fun. Keep it real.

Taking kids out of camp to surf at wiborg.

@BravoTVfan2 I prefer nice. Mean is boring and drama filled. Drama is good for tv, not for life.

@daughtr everyone should be gratful for what they have. its easier to be nice than be mean. mean is ugly.

  Until Next Time…..


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462 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin RHONY Final – Kelly July 5, 2010

  1. duchess of dryer lint says:

    Once again, nail, meet head! See, this is why I keep coming back! The fact that you put in writing what I think about these women! That, and the amazing group of commentators you have here!

  2. boston02127 says:

    5 stars Lynn!
    Another thing about Kelly is that everything she does is half ass. Mothering, her cocktail, exercise video, jewelry. It seems like there are so many loose ends with everything she’s involved in. She starts something and before you know it she’s on to the next.

    • emt2 says:

      Truer words have never been spoken. She is a so half-ass. Maybe it’s due to her ADD? Whatever the problem may be, she needs to work on it. I was actually really looking forward to learning about her during last season because I thought she had an interesting life. Turns out that she has a half-ass life with a veneer of rainbows and “amazing” and an underlying rage.

      I call her the sorry-version of Bethenny. Everything she does is the sorry version of whatever B has done or is doing. It’s sad how obsessed Kelly is with B.

      • Squirrels says:

        Adult ADD makes sense. As my ex explains his ADD, it’s like having an office full of file cabinets in your brain. You know what you want to say, but you can’t find the file cabinet, never mind the file.

    • teamb says:

      well kelly is easily distracted..oooooooooooooo shiny object hahahaha

  3. JillousyHater says:

    Really weird confession to make here….with all of Kelly’s stupid talk of jelly beans, for the first time in decades I bought jelly beans at the supermarket and now I can’t stop eating them! Thanks a lot, Kelly!!

  4. JillousyHater says:

    Did you check out her feather earring on Intermix? FUGLY!

  5. error 404 says:

    Hey TLM… I’m watching the Beekman Boys as per your suggestion, and I agree, I’d have killed Brent after like the first 2 hrs. lol

    • Dani says:

      That is so funny because I am watching it now on TLM’s recomendation and really enjoying it. Having a farm, business and career in the city would be very difficult.

      On topic, I think Kelly is crazy and I also think her and Jill are great as best friends. Kelly is to stupid to realize that Jill is using her.

      • error 404 says:

        I just think I’d enjoy it more if Brent weren’t such a horrible human being. lol

      • Squirrels says:

        Frankly, I think Skelly whether she knows it or not is using Zarin. Zarin’s stuck with her. If she tosses Skelly to the curb, her stock will drop another point or two.

        Imagine at this juncture, Zarin telling Skelly, “I can’t believe you did this to me. I thought we were friends, but since you went to so and so’s party, that’s obviously a lie.”

        Skelly would go off the rails and Zarin would look like the evil witch who bullied the innocently delusional, happy lollipop girl. How dare she?

        So? Zarin is stuck with the unicorn, that mythological creature which has no basis in fact, just a pipe dream thing.

      • fairydusted says:

        Kinda like crazy meet Bitchy!

  6. boston02127 says:

    @JillousyHater–Don’t feel bad about the jelly beans. I’m eating Pillsbury Creamy Surpreme Chocolate frosting with a spoon.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Copying Bethenny Boston? Next you’ll be doing a Yoga You Tube for all of us

      • boston02127 says:

        @Lynn – Lol, it’s too hot to bake the cake.
        Is anyone watching the new show True Beauty tonight at 10?
        Below is copied from the tv guide:
        True Beauty is a television series in which contestants are competing to see who is the most beautiful. However, they think they are only being tested on outer beauty. The show is hosted by three judges, who judge the contestants on their inner beauty. The contestants are competing for $100,000 and to be “featured in People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people issue.”

        • Marie Laveau says:


          I hate to admit it, but I’ve got “True Beauty” on my DVR list, and I will watch it.

          Also, I don’t eat frosting out of the jar, but I have been known to eat chocolate chip cookie dough (like TWICE last week!!! What can I say? I had a SERIOUS case of PMS!! It’s odd because, ordinarily, I don’t really have a sweet tooth. I’m more partial to greasy, salty snacks — like chips. Go figure!).

          • moriasheehan says:

            my latest is caramel bugles, should be outlawed

            • Marie Laveau says:

              Oh my God!! I didn’t know those existed. Salty and sweet is perfect! I like to stick M&M’s in my buttered popcorn for the salty and sweet mix. Caramel bugles would be along those same lines.

              Where are my damned keys??!! I’ve got to run down to the store to look for those! LOL

              • Cheri says:

                Hersery chocolate bar and movie theatre popcorn. Take a handful of popcorn and a square of chocolate. To die for but has to be eaten while at the movies

          • fairydusted says:

            Frosting is a good thing. I really had LMAO because I was watching Betheny open her can while I sat there with spoon in hand. I WISH I could blame on pregnancy hormones. Hell,I only have about a half a one running around;

        • cusi77 says:

          5 Stars Lynn!

          Boston__ I bet you will win this beauty contest if you were competing! You have many talents… but your inner beauty is huge! I would like to adopt you! LOL!

          • Dani says:

            Ok this is my Halloween recipe and it is wonderful and so easy.

            Candy Corn mixed with a jar of Planters Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts. It tastes like a Payday bar. I am telling you it is great and it will hook you to eating handfuls of it. Wow maybe I should be like Kelly with her drink and publish this lol.

  7. To me, Kelly is as boring as Jennifer whats-her-name. Even before Kelly’s breakdown in the VI, I fast forwarded any scenes where she was the only housewife featured, or the main focus in the scene.

    She and Jill are the biggest bullies. Everybody was tired of their bullying and stood up to them this season. Nobody will humor them anymore.

    • Marie Laveau says:


      Also, who REALLY can RELATE to Kelly, you know? I just don’t find her relatable (or even all that LIKABLE) at ALL.

      I think Kelly, because she was, at one time, considered gorgeous/very pretty (I say at one time because she is aging horribly. I’m sorry. Her skin is horrible.), automatically thinks that ANY issues a woman may have with her is because the woman is “jealous” of her. She absolutely NEVER considers the fact that a woman may have an issue or two with her because of her nonsensical, incomprehensible, very poor behavior.

      She just doesn’t get it, and, at the age of 41….the CAKE is BAKED. She is the way she is and her doing any changing is highly unlikely. In short, she’s a lost cause.

      I wish Bravo would realize that and replace her.

      • Squirrels says:

        Her skin sags around her knees. I know cause I looked. Mine do too when I lose too much weight, but I’m 11 yrs older. That’s my excuse, lol.

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          “A woman is only as old as her knees” … Dame Somethingorother

          Ever since I heard that I check out people’s knees in photographs. And mine, and gasp a lot 😀

        • fairydusted says:

          *Immediately jumps up to check out that shit.*

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Kelly is a miracle! She is aging on the outside(that cake is indeed baked and still in the oven) but on the inside she is in a reverse aging process!

  8. error 404 says:

    Kiki is a horrible human being.

    She has two moods: dull and bitch. Bitch makes for good tv. Or at least it did.

    She started the show saying Bravo hired her to “raise the bar” i.e “I’m better than everyone else!”

    She shows up to parties for like 5 seconds in some hideous outfit and thinks we’ll be enthralled by her fabulousness, but e’re all just reaching for the remote to change the channel before we fall asleep.

    Then she refuses to lend her name to Jill’s charity because she thinks it will be something tacky that will bring her stock down. She’s a bitch, and she handled the situation in a very bitchy and unintelligent way and suddenly, our ears perk up. “Oh no she didn’t!”

    She then decides that Bethenny was out of line calling her on her bullshit and she’s not going to take that from someone so clearly inferior. It’s time for an on camera smack down. These housewives need to learn a lesson, and B will be the first example. Kelly is “up here” and they are all “down here”. Her arrogance is astounding. It’s amazing. She’s not only a bitch and full of herself, but she’s a idiot who can barely get a coherent sentence out of her mouth. It’s off the hook.

    But by the reunion we were bored again. Her act is old, she doesn’t even make sense. She’s beat up her boy friend and almost every thing out of her mouth is spin and lies and bad ones at that. I have no idea what she just said, but I can tell it’s bull shit. The truth would make sense. He’s a broken toy? Yeah, cause ya sucker punched him bitch.
    Surely she won’t be asked back.

    Wait, she’s back!?!? Why?!?! How?!?!

    It’s the same formula all over again. Dull as dirt one minute, off the hook crazy bitch the next. She’s savage in her attacks. Relentless, below the belt, childish. Our jaws are dropped open. She’s crazy. She doesn’t even make sense! OMG

    By the reunion it’s all spin and lies and she doesn’t even care than none of it makes sense. We’re done. Just make it go away.

    • felony stupid says:

      well done!

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      Error, you are so smart… but I think Kelly is all PR and a lot smarter than we think she is…. well, maybe not smarter, but is Kim Kardassian smart? I think she has a model of “famous person” that makes sense to her. Kim is the ideal example. She is famous, her family is famous – but for nothing. KKB is following that same model. What I don’t understand is why she is putting all this shit on YouTube for free…. maybe no one is buying????

    • Marie Laveau says:

      Astute observations. I wish I could’ve articulated it the way you did.

      Kelly just drives me bananas!! You’re totally right that she’s arrogant.

      And for the life of me, I cannot figure out WHY! I mean, besides model and obtain a degree from Columbia’s extension school….what has she really DONE?!!!

      She’s a legend in her own mind. And an idiot to boot. All of that makes her insufferable.

      • Squirrels says:

        I think I can pretty much guaranty that Kelly got her degree via the extension school so she could tailor her own program…. like football players who get credit for basket weaving in order to stay on the team. It’s too easy.

        Why do I think this? Because there is NO FUCKING WAY KELLY WOULD HAVE PASSED ALGEBRA.

        She doesn’t even pass English in the real world, so it’s a given she didn’t have to do shit to get her (cough) degree.

        As we say here in SoCal…. “Wot a DICK”!

    • bamabelle57 says:


      You took the words right out of my mouth! I couldn’t agree more.

      Also, I do not understand why Kelly’s ex-husband allows her to keep custody of those girls. She has the assault charge, the mental issues, being accused of drug addiction, of being an alcoholic and sued over stealing other peoples designs! She’s on a reality tv show where she allows his kids to be filmed. Does Bravo require both parents to sign consent forms to show their children on tv even if they’re divorced?

      Even if Giles Bensimon doesn’t have interest in rasing his girls, you would think he still cared about their well-being? He has the money to hire nannies same as Kelly.

      • error 404 says:

        They do both have to consent, which is supposidly why Dina Manzo’s daughter was not on season 2 of RHNJ.

        Gilles seems to all but ignore his kids, which is one possible explanation for Kiki’s weird rant to Bethenny that she should just move on and stop crying about being ignored by her dad. She also often complains that B cries too much ver men treater her poorly. Kiki insists her marriage was perfect and the parted as best friends. Yeah right. The only honest view of it she ever gave was when she admitted at the spa to being all alone all the time and fearful that she would die and there would be no one to care for her kids.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Since Gilles and Kelly live in the same building, he probably is the one who designs the girls schedules – tutors, nannies, camp, etc. With Kelly going out every night to something fabulous, he maybe the one who is really controlling the supervision of the kids!!

        • bamabelle57 says:

          I didn’t know Kelly and her ex live in the same building? Wow! I learn something new here almost everyday!

  9. Dani says:

    Until the episode in St. John with Kelly, I would fast forward through her scenes also. She was just so boring and I wasn’t interested in her or her life. I agree with Marie, who can really relate to Kelly? I do not think she is attractive and one reason for that is because she always says such stupid things. She thinks so much of her self that for me it is a complete turn off. I hope that she is not on next season because I don’t want to hear her crazy talk any longer.

  10. felony stupid says:

    Kelly is one of the biggest bullies I have ever witnessed on reality TV. She’s just not very good at targeting her victims, because she’s stupid.

    I posted the following on Alex’s blog a while back but I think it fits today’s and I’m tired and can’t think straight enough to paraphrase…thank God for copy/paste! haha:

    Kelly instigated with everyone (You’re a cook! No one care’s what you have to say! I’m not a ho-bag like Bethenny! I want you to zip it! You told me all about it Ramona, you made Bethenny cry! You looked like a Kabuki Vampire! Are you two going to make out with tongue?!?). To label the responses to said comments as “bullying” is simply both unfair and not true.

    Kelly’s actions were not that of someone who was targeted by mean girls Kelly is not afraid of these women, but did she realize she has been mouthing off to several people and was outnumbered? Yes I think she did. Did those same people realize they were not dealing with a rational person and stop trying to do so? Yes, it appears they did.
    Bethenny is smarter than Kelly, which is why Kelly can’t keep up and tends to wind up rambling silly non sequiturs (Al Sharpton! Satchels of Gold!). But the fact that Bethenny can outwit Kelly doesn’t mean Kelly is being bullied nor does it give Kelly license to start crap whenever she feels like it.

    Quite frankly, Kelly did a bang up job of being very aggressive and bullying four women into submission. She yelled them down, she wouldn’t let them have conversations amongst themselves and she took every opportunity to knock Bethenny to her face – even scolding a crying Bethenny for feeling hurt at the way her recently passed father treated her. What victim is in a position to scold their tormentor?

    Lets call a spade a spade – Kelly was not a victim of bullying on that island, but she did manage to scare the piss out of four grown women.

    She’s a slightly better performing bully when she’s one-on-one (w/Sonja: “make sure to tell your kids you’re lazy” speech or w/Bethenny: “I’m up here, you’re down here” debacle). Damn those group activities, they mess with her mojo.

    She continues her bullying to this day with her nasty tweets about Bethenny’s fave jewelry designer. Smarter there, it’s like ding dong ditching someone.

    Oh Kelly. Maybe she should spend more time standing on her head and get some more blood to that brain – ‘couldn’t hurt right?

    PS – Lynn love you and this place you have created. I’m totally addicted as if you couldn’t tell. I’m not sure what my husband looks like anymore but I can type 85 wpm now. 🙂

    • bamabelle57 says:

      So true, FelonyStupid!

      I’m still MAD to this day that Kelly got away with calling Bethenny, Ramona, Alex and Sonja “Bullies”! I thought they all went way too easy on her at the reunion and on that trip. The Ladies had every right to defend themselves against Kelly’s attacks on them. Now, that Freaking Kelly Idiot is trying to be the spokes person for “The Bullied”… it makes me SICK!

    • Squirrels says:

      PLEASE…. PLEASE…. someone tell me Jennifer Miller Jewelry is Trade Marked.

      Kelly posting her BS images under the guise of JM’s work is fodder for a lawsuit, and apparently Kelly’s got the money to lose. She can’t hide behind….it was a joke, because no where does she say it a lampoon.

      Oh, I so hope she’s fucked herself big time on this one. She could take lessons from the “shock” episode of Work of Art. Try sucking your own dick Kelly. It may be all you have left.

    • Squirrels says:

      “I’m not sure what my husband looks like anymore but I can type 85 wpm now. ”

      Friggin’ hilarious !

    • Jules says:

      I completely agree with your analysis here. To make matters worse, even when the ladies are trying to defend themselves against Kelly’s bullying accusations, and Sonja is explain that Bethenny was relaxing in her room, and cooking, etc. Kelly pipes up and says no she was not cooking, that another chef there was. Then she tells Ramona that they called her crazy to her face, and kept running from room to room etc… The truth was, that the only reason the ladies left the room was so they were able to talk to one another without Kelly interrupting, or telling them to zip it. So, she is sitting there at the reunion show trying to make a case that she was bullied at St. John while the entire time periodically continuing to bully the ladies time, and time again.

      She also admitted that Sonja did not bully her, but in fact Sonja was the one that said the four of them were sane, and Kelly was crazy. Honestly, it made me mad as hell that Andy let her get away with the bullsh-t. The only excuse I can find for it, is that Andy was afraid if he pushed her to hard she would snap again, but if that is true that better not bring her back next year. It is not fair to the other ladies that have to take the heat for everything they do while Kelly walks away from the insanity.

  11. Jenni says:

    To the tune of The Addams Family TV Show Theme Song:

    Jill Zarin had a scheme,
    A wicked, perverse dream.
    Her career she would redeem,
    For envy rules Jill’s heart.

    Bethenny had grown,
    The caged bird had flown.
    How dare she soar alone?
    Yes, bitter is Jill’s heart.

    Such Gall!

    Make ‘er Crawl!

    Start the Brawl!

    Others joined the plot,
    They hated B a lot,
    Too bad that they forgot,
    That foolish is Jill’s heart.

    Set up to seem a user,
    A friend forsaking loser,
    Ho’bag and abuser,
    So fickle is Jill’s heart.

    The Pain

    So Plain


    But the plot, it was revealed,
    Before it quite congealed.
    But it never can be healed.
    I hate Jill Zarin’s heart!

  12. kats2 says:

    I don’t like Kelly at all

  13. knocknoc says:


    We know that Kelly loves jelly beans but did you know that Jelly Belly Beans that are distorted and irregular are called “Belly Flops”. These are probably the ones that Kelly gobbles down when she gets stressed or whenever she goes on a rampage. Besides elevating her sugar levels they also affect her brain waves and thus interrupts her cranial neuron synapses. However, even if she didn’t eat them she would still act screwy.

  14. scorpiosue1102 says:

    As usual you are right on Lynn.

    Kelly is definitely a contradiction. Kelly and I were tweeting back and forth about Perez Hilton because she “adored” him, thinks he is a marketing “genius” and is not a bully, but “sensationalizes” things. What???? Does she read his blog? No. Does she read the rude, nasty entries on herself? No. I’m sure Jill has told her to make friends with him. Why? Perez gets most of his stuff second hand or it is completely wrong. And I hate to tell her, but Perez is a bully. I stopped tweeting back to her because she TRULY think Perez is ok. Another contradiction by Kelly.

    As much as I don’t like Jill, I get her. She is fueled by jealousy and anger. I can understand it as much as I think it’s pitiful. Kelly I just do not understand and that’s even worse.

    • Adgirl says:

      Kelly is kissing up to him to be featured on his site more often and more favorably. She probably feeds him negative info on other cast members.
      They are both tools.

  15. lillybee says:

    Jill’s facebook nasty comments deleter is doing a lousy job. There are a ton of nasty comments still up. Guess Maggie, if that is her name, will be getting fired soon.

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      Surely Maggie had the holiday weekend off! I bet they will be gone tomorrow!

    • Jill has said that she’s hired someone to delete the negative comments (or an assistant would do it) or just that the negative comments would be deleted several times in the past on facebook. Whoever ended up deleting them for a few days always slacked off and quickly nobody was deleting the negative comments. Jill has never learned that if you say something, you have to follow through or (shock, shock!) nobody will believe you anymore.

      Ever hear of the boy who cried wolf, Jill?

      Your word means nothing if nobody can trust what you say!

      • teamb says:

        on the I hate Alex blog,,,I had to put put 2 cents in like 5 times = 10 cents..but it was waiting for a moderator,,,so hmmm methinks Saundra is hosting the blog….I DETEST JILL ZARIN!!!!

  16. emt2 says:

    I get a strange vibe from Kelly about her marriage. I think that she was probably emotionally-abused. From what I’ve read about Gilles and about them as a couple, it seems as though he talked down to her and made her feel very inadequate. Kelly is obviously the one who is jealous of other women, especially women who have personalities that aren’t guided by their overbearing and older husbands.

    Gilles must have treated Kelly like a child because he is so much older and sophisticated and worldly than she is. If she acts as though she is 14 years-old at 42, imagine how she acted in her 30s!

    Sometimes, I feel sorry for her but then I remember what a sneaky bitch she is and all sympathy goes out of the window.

    Doesn’t it seem as though she doesn’t have any friends? Certainly not any female friends, at the very least.

    • Marie Laveau says:

      These are also very astute observations. BTW, emt2, I’ve liked your posts for a while. You and Error 404 (and SEVERAL others I cannot think of right now) always seem to say pretty much what I’m feeling.

      Kelly is a hot mess! Seriously.

      I’m sure that if a psychiatrist or psychologist got with her, there would be LAYERS upon LAYERS upon LAYERS of “stuff” with her. I think she’s so “far gone,” however, that I’m not sure even the most qualified of psychological professionals could even get past the 1st layer or the “facade” of “Kelly.”

      I don’t think “Kelly” even knows who “Kelly” is.

      • emt2 says:

        Thanks so much for your kind comment. Sometimes I feel like I talk too much! lol

        I definitely agree that Kelly doesn’t know she is and that is why she has constructed this strange personality that she cannot sustain because it is a complete fabrication.

        I read her earlier blogs from last season and she talked about being insecure and how she lost a lot of friends once she was divorced and that she only stays at parties very briefly because she feels embarrassed to be alone (this even happened while she was married because he was busy traveling for work and she had to “represent” him at social events).

        And what was that about her debilitating anxiety while she was married and fear that something bad was going to happen all of the time? She spoke about that during the spa trip with Luann and others. She definitely has a lot of things to work on.

    • bamabelle57 says:

      emt2… It does seem that Kelly has no female friends (except Jill), but I think it’s because of the way Kelly is. She doesn’t know how to have good girlfriends because she’s use to flirting with their husbands or boyfriends which makes the women NOT want anything to do with her.

      Both Bethenny and Sonja complained that Kelly knew who their dates/boyfriends were, but didn’t remember them. That was Bethenny’s “beef” with her last year. Bethenny said, she’s seen me several times yet she acts like she doesn’t know me, but she remembers my boyfriends name. Sonja basically said the same thing about her this year.

      I think Kelly is a spoiled-rotten BRAT who’s use to having her way with men. She actually said last year that everybody wanted to date Max-but Max wants to date “ME”. This year after Sonja comes in, Kelly finds out Max and Sonja were seeing each other. Instead of laughing about the fact they dated the same man, Kelly pretends she didn’t really date Max and he wasn’t really that nice.

      • emt2 says:

        She is definitely a spoiled brat and her anger issues, jealousy of other women and the Twilight Zone she lives in where it is perpetually always Opposite Day (Bethenny attacked me first, Bethenny said she was a hoebag and slept around America, I don’t diet but only eat less than 500 calories a day and run 10 miles a day) make it hard to relate to her or even want to “celebrate” her.

    • jennifer says:

      I’d almost agree but then I remember that Gilles was married to Elle Macpherson first, and she is fabulous and NOT crazy so….I doubt Gilles did any mental abuse….maybe Kelly just felt she was being bullied

      • emt2 says:

        Elle is a little off. You have to be a little off if you are a fashion model, especially a Supermodel. Look at Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Janice Dickinson, etc. etc. They all have issues. The fashion world is not a haven for sane people. I know because I used to work in various capacities in that field and the jealously and mental abuse that happens is astounding. Look at Anna Wintour, for God Sakes lol.

        The only one that seems sane is Cindy Crawford but that is because she got married to a non-famous man, had a few kids, and lives quietly in Malibu. Cindy Crawford is really a much better example of “Mid-West girl” than Kelly is and it’s funny that they are both from small towns in Illinois and that Cindy was ALWAYS chosen over Kelly for work.

        I also read a book that talks about the fashion world and mentions Gilles, Kelly and Elle Magazine and she recounted some horror stories about how difficult and condescending Gilles was and how everyone hated his idiot American wife, Kelly.

  17. lillybee says:

    Does anyone know what tweetmaxine is up to?

  18. boston02127 says:

    @cusi-Thank you for the nice compliment. I saw that you don’ t know how to copy and paste. I hope I explain it right.
    1. Put your curser on what you want to copy.
    2. Gently tap on your mouse and you will see it become highlighted.
    3. Once it is highlighted, click on the Right side of your mouse.
    4. You will see a little menu. Click on copy.
    5. Go to where you want to put it. Make sure your curser is there.
    6. Right click your mouse again and you will see the little menu again. Click on paste.

    Waa laa 🙂

    • cusi77 says:

      Thank you… lets see…Thank you… lets see…Thank you… lets see…Thank you… lets see…

      1. Put your curser on what you want to copy.
      2. Gently tap on your mouse and you will see it become highlighted.
      3. Once it is highlighted, click on the Right side of your mouse.
      4. You will see a little menu. Click on copy.
      5. Go to where you want to put it. Make sure your curser is there.
      6. Right click your mouse again and you will see the little menu again. Click on paste.

  19. boston02127 says:

    Good night 🙂

  20. Olivia says:

    I think in order to “understand” Kelly, you have to put her “hat” on her to figure her out. She came on the show second season and thought she was going to add some “glamour” to the cast by way of her modeling career and having been married to a famous photographer. The others just attended those fashion shows; Kelly had actually done them. She was also going to be “different”” in that she was not going to be seen “gossiping” like the others but actually living a somewhat different life.

    But she failed to consider Bethenny and her reaction. From the get-go Bethenny was not very kind to “amazing” Kelly which had to have rocked her foundation since she was supposedly introducing a brand new “Housewife” into the mix and she found she was playing opposite a total pro. Bethenny had her number from the beginning which must have rocked poor Kelly’s sensibilities and thus a feud of sorts was born. Add to that, the fact that Bethenny was being given a series of her own and was making guest appearances across the country promoting her book, and Kelly must have felt the sting as much as Jill but for different reasons. Jill saw herself as the “star” with the others playing secondary roles where Kelly saw herself as the “fresh new face” and each found out otherwise. Thus the coming together of Jill and Kelly.

    Factoring in her inability to actually listen to what was going on around her, she was on her own campaign to take down the opposition in the form of Bethenny, who must have been eating at her insides, and you have a very stupid person equipped with her own baggage, willing to take one last stab at Bethenny in the Virgin Islands. What we saw was troubling but I was never convinced that it was simply a breakdown as much as it was a full blown temper tantrum fueled by jealousy and a lot of booze. Unable to make her case with any means of coherence, she plunged forward convinced of her own righteousness to “best” the person she most held responsible for her own lack of personality. It got out of hand but remember, Sonja, Ramona and Kelly were drinking pretty liberally during much of the trip. Bethenny abstained and I don’t know, nor did I see Alex losing control, but the other three were drinking and Kelly did not seem to be eating as much as the others.

    Kelly is a victim of the “Green Eyed Monster” more than anything IMHO. Her constant tweetering says as much. Thinking that she has Jill in her corner makes her even more adamant about explaining her behavior since she sees them both as “victims” of Bethenny as much as Bravo’s decision to turn Bethenny into the “star” she craved for herself. We just did not see the extent of her ambition until the trip to the Virgin Islands when the real Kelly came out to play.

    • bamabelle57 says:

      Excellent post, Olivia!

      I agree with that. I do think it was alcohol combined with Kelly’s jealousy of Bethenny that fuelled Kelly’s behavior on the trip. Plus-add in the fact that Jill Zarin herself was egging Kelly on because Jill wanted Bethenny to go after Kelly in the worse way so the whole wide world could see the mean and vicious Bethenny that Jill had to cut out of her life like cancer!

      That’s the only reason Jill befriended Kelly this season. To piss Bethenny off and to have Kelly be her little attack dog. She just knew Bethenny would rip Kelly to shreds. Oh but Jill never counted on Bethenny ‘s Dad dying, getting engaged and having a baby. Ah-Oh… the tables were turned and it was Jill and Kelly who ended up looking mean, vicious and HEARTLESS!

  21. If anybody has a good book to recommend, would you click on my name to get to my blog and leave me a post. Sure would appreciate more suggestions.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      What kind of books do you like to read?

    • Marie Laveau says:

      How do I leave a comment? I clicked on your name, but I didn’t see what I thought was an appropriate “Reply” button to click.

      Just let me know, and I’ll list some books for you. Is this for beach-reading? a book club? your own personal pleasure?

      Or just in general?

      Let me know, and I’ll list some for you (Keep checking back, though. I’ll list as they come to me. I’ve read so many that I can’t keep them all straight. LOL).

      • boston02127 says:

        @Maria Laveau–After you click on her name go to the right side of that page and you will see where it says Recent Posts.
        Click on the one that says NOTES ON RHONY. You can post there.

    • I’m looking for any books in general. I’m reading anything from classics to modern stories.

      • Jessie says:

        My favorite book I read this year has been The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I believe it is a YA book, but really is a great read. There is also a 2nd book (it is a trilogy) and the third comes out in August. I would recommend this book to ANYONE who enjoys reading. Different and engrossing.

  22. WindyCityWondering says:

    Lynn – you did it again! Nailing Kelly is not as easy as people think because there is a tendency to dismiss the craziness.

    She is a very ugly person on the inside and no amount of crazy behavior can hide that fact. Underneath that not aging very well veneer is a very disturbed person and her free ride should be almost over. IMO, in her life, she got away with being loony for a long time but she elected to put in on reality television and now she just can’t say byyyeeeeee and skip away!

    You can call her damaged. I call her half a person – good at nothing, copying others’ ideas believing she can just put a little twist to it and it is totally then HER amazing idea. She appears to have limited time with her children, can’t sustain an adult relationship with either men or women and attacks all that she is jealous of.
    To her credit, she really wants to celebrate life. Unfortunately, she does so at others’ expense leaving a path of destruction behind her and doesn’t believe she needs to take responsibility for her actions or her words.

    Many viewers feel she should not return next season. A little drama is fine, but Kelly’s kind is not – she is unpleasant, she can’t carry a scene with the other cast members and she made both her fellow cast members and the audience down right uncomfortable with her destructive and abusive behavior on the SJVI trip. She is the only one who believes she was just acting and that because television isn’t real neither was her behavior.

    She should have been terminated for gross insubordination -anyone else who calls their boss a liar would be. Bethenny, who is Bravo gold, won’t film with her and Ramona can bearly look at her. Viewers fast forward through her scenes.

    She may return next season because Bravo seems to have lost it’s way in the housewives franchise machine. So as a reminder, at the season two reunion the cast voted not to have Kelly return. At the end of season three the viewers expressed the same feelings. Maybe Bravo will listen, maybe they won’t. All I know is that I won’t watch Kelly next season – she isn’t entertaining!

  23. realoldhousewife says:

    Will we ever know the whole and honest story about what went down with Kelly last season? I thought maybe it would leak out when the season was over, but it’s still an unresolved story line, at least for me. Though some of the ladies have said Kelly was much worse on the island than we saw, we’ve yet to get an explanation as to what was behind her crazieness.

    But you sure did a great job of summerizing all her inconsistencies! Seeing all the craziness written out is mind boggling and as confusing as it was when we witnessed it a scene at a time during the past season.
    Great write up, Lynn!

  24. boston02127 says:

    @AFormerJillFan: I left you a message on your blog.

  25. DesertGal says:

    Bethenny did seem to stir the pot a bit at the breakfast saying “I’m a cook apparently” to address Kelly’s constant poking at Bethenny’s career.

    Umm…Bethenny didn’t say that. Bethenny said, “I’m a chef, an author, and a hoebag” and Kelly chimed in with “Cook. Not chef. Cook.” I don’t believe Bethenny was trying to stir the post as much as turn Kelly’s calling her a hoebag into something light and humorous. It was Kelly who tried to stir the pot, again, by reiterating her senseless argument that Bethenny is a cook, not a chef.

    • felony stupid says:

      Sounds like a person whose been systematically bullied no? She is the most courageous victim I’ve ever seen! She has the wherewithal to consistantly stand up to her attackers and antagonize them over and over again. What a trooper!

  26. Kokuanani says:

    Kelly could be insane, she could be on drugs, and she could have extreme mental issues that truly require a mental health professional.

    Or, she could be all three!! A triple threat.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Kokuanani–I think she’s a bitter drunk.

      • bamabelle57 says:

        I think she’s a drunk, too. So many posters who have dealt with alcoholic’s have recognized some of those traits in Kelly. I don’t care if she does have a problem with the booze, it still doesn’t give her the right to treat people the way she does!

        Someone posted an article that claimed one of Kelly’s nannies said she put some kind of alcohol in her morning coffee… hmmm?

  27. lillybee says:

    One must have an addiction to this dumb show when one has to check Ginger Zarin’s tweets. Today she tweeted that Jill’s book will be at the dollar store today.

  28. moriasheehan says:

    i keep noticing that whenever she replies to a negative tweet, she replies as if she understands that it is crazy looking but….
    1. it’s not real, it’s TV, so live real
    2. it’s PR 101, which i think is any PR is good PR
    3. it’s PR 102, which is reply with something nice to anyone who expresses any outlook that does not agree with the one she is living by in that moment. (though this can change lightening quick depending on WHO is saying it, like Sonja about her not being a bully, when before she said and after, that 4 women were bullying her.)
    she seems IMHO to be pretty consistent in these responses. it makes her seem more sinister in her plotting.

    • Zoey says:

      Good points.
      In watching some RHONY re-runs, I see Kelly try to back out (or crawfish, as we say) of a similar lie. Ramona confronted her at some rooftop party about stating in an article that she, Kelly, was teaching all these ladies about fashion. Ramona reminded Kelly that she had gone to fashion school, and had been in the industry for many years, and SHE was the one who invited HER to the recent fashion show.

      Kelly stammered and said something high pitched like ‘Oh, no, omg, I didn’t mean you! Oh, of course not!’ Then why did she say it????

  29. Ginger's Poo says:

    Bethenny tweeted that she’s watching The Bachelor stuff with that asshole Jake, so I watched it. What a complete creep that guy is!

    WOW ABC. Dump the dude.

    • Mel2 says:

      Jake is a bully and a control freak. And he has a nasty temper. And Chris acted like an a-hole.

  30. LynnNChicago says:

    This is a really good article

    RealOldHouswife If youve wondered how child beauty queens turn out, check the tweets in my timeline and on my blog from one – http://tinyurl.com/25t3trt

    • felony stupid says:

      Guess there’s not a big job market for 16 year old ex-child beauty queens. Shouldn’t she be spending her summer doing something more constructive?

  31. dumberries says:

    Great blog and great comments!
    I don’t believe Kelly’s smarter than we thought, nor do I believe she purposely caused such a stir in the VI. I think Kelly is so vapid that she just can’t figure out why we all don’t celebrate how amazing she is. When we disapprove of her, she thinks she can keep changing her story and everyone will be charmed into buying it. I wish Bravo would grant her wish and relieve her from the burden of working with the other bullies/ladies. After all, Kelly has said many times that she can’t stand to be around any of the other women.
    -First it was because they gossip (she’s since proven herself to be the biggest gossip).
    -Then she said it was because they embarrassed her (she’s since been recognized as the biggest embarrassment in Housewives history).
    -Then she said it was because they brought so much drama (she since caused the most drama I’ve ever seen on reality tv – losing full control of her senses before our eyes).
    -Then she said they bullied her (when 2 million people watched her bully 4 strong women into complete silence and fear).
    -Then she said it was because they intimidate her poor shy self (a claim she made while demanding full control of the floor at the reunion – which she got).
    -Then, she said it was because they were unpredictable and dangerous (well, we all know that’s a flew blown case of projection).
    I think Lynn made an excellent point in yesterday’s blog – Bravo seems to jump up and down when their cast members cause a negative stir because the network and the shows get a lot of press as a result. So, I guess we might be watching Kelly again in Season 4, but does anyone care what happens next with her. Imo, Kelly’s a mixture of spoiled, jealous, delusional, immature, and unintelligent. Throw in alcohol, possibly drugs, and a large dose of Zarin-brainwashing beforehand = VI temper tantrum. Do we really need another season of Al Sharpton ramblings? Bravo, set her free – please!

  32. chismosa says:

    hi everyone happy 4th- sorry for the long harangue:
    ~just wanted to point out- the Kelly pic of her and her ‘friend’ Gayle http://twitpic.com/22f70t- –Bethenny is super bff’s with Gayle- and even had her at the wedding & to the hospital to see Bryn. Add this to the growing list of Kelly copying B…..
    Is she that retarded? ( i know its not pc to use that term but i am a child of the 80’s/90’s and i still love it, forgive me– also i think she may be somewhat retarded, at least emotionally we know she is)

    ~~ i want to say that I called out Ashley & Jacq on like ep 1 this season and no one really responded or listened to me. i knew it! She’s trash and a horrible excuse for a daughter – yes i will say that- and it is all due to J’s raising of her, and maybe partly to Chris too (we don’t know the arrangements that they had while she was young, maybe her father was in her life?) Jacq should be so embarrassed to have her for a daughter, no wonder she has these do-over new kids. She has to make up for the disaster.
    i also called out Caroline and her thug-ways long ago. I know Danielle is certifiable, but i feel more for her than for any of those other a$$hole women. I am embarrassed for anyone who is Italian and from NJ. i hate Caroline!!! stop crying. we get it. get an identity and do something with your life. you knew who you married years ago, your husband works like 80 hrs a week. you knew this. you had kids, you were wayyyy overprotective & into their lives> they grow up, leave the house> empty nest- everyone gets it. get over yourself. i cant stand watching her cry.
    i get upset bc i see this with my father- who works like 6 days a week like crazy- we all KNOW this about him, so i’m not going to expect him to retire even now at 74 yrs old! duh. i hate this stupidity.

    ~~also i, like some of you also, only watched about a few early eps of Patti Stinker when i decided she is an ugly, shrewish-jewish cold-hearted bitch with no concrete skills or empathy, so i never watched her. But i can see her and JZ carrying on famously. i hope her show dives in the ratings soon.

    ~~does anyone know what happened with the FIRE JZ petition? Did it meet its goal ##s?

    ~~also, can anyone tell me if its worth watching Big Brother if i’ve never watched it ever before? Will i understand it? like, does there have to be a mole or something? i get that these people are locked up in a house with eachother and can’t do anything else… but what is the purpose? just to last longest in the house?
    (ps Amazing Race is the best show ever and everyone should watch THAT award-winning reality feat! emmy-winning every year since emmy’s were given in that category!)

    love to Lynn
    stay cool everyone (it’s like 100 degrees here in ny)

    • Fire jill petition has 1712 sigs. Looks like it’s ongoing as last sig was July 5. 🙂

      Ditto on staying cool. Heat warning here. Will be cooking/cleaning this am to avoid heat of day.

    • Both Jill and Kelly try to copy Bethenny and others. Kelly’s copying of Bethenny is pathetic.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Yes! Watch Big Brother, every season is a new cast of characters and there’s nothing to know really except that they’re all stuck in a house together with no contact to the outside world. Each week one of them get voted out of the house. Its crazy!

      I don’t get the Caroline empty next thing, first of all, NO ONE LEFT! All three of her kids still live with her. I think this is just a “storyline” that they made up to give Caroline something to do….her kids have been leaving the house every morning for work or school since they were 5-years old. That hasn’t changed so what is she so upset about?

      Patti Stanger lost a lot of fans when she decided to bash Bethenny! When will these idiots learn to stay out of other people’s mess?

      I’m not sure how the petition works now, someone else started it and is handling it. I don’t know if at some point it needs to be forwarded over to Bravo? Or a link sent?

      Saw a sad sad article this morning… http://retwt.me/1NIF8

      • Squirrels says:

        B’s dress is adorable. Full of fun and frolic.

        Don’t drag out the Kleenex yet Lynn. She hasn’t made her final decision. Would be nice to see her drop in on occasion. Kinda like, guest starring status.

      • bamabelle57 says:


        I don’t get the “empty nest thing” with Caroline, either. Especially when her kids are not only still home, but don’t have any REAL plans of moving out. I think Caroline took a lot of heat last season for being a “thick as thieves” bully and she or Bravo are trying to soften her image. It’s too late for me, I know others like Caroline, but I don’t and never will. I don’t feel sorry for her and I’m sick too death of watching her cry. If she really wants something to cry about-look around at people suffering, Caroline. Try doing some charity work and get rid of the “pity party”… it’s sickening!

        I’m thinking Bethenny may really be leaving RHONYC. I honestly believe what Jill did to her this season threw her for a loop. She’s married and a mother now and doesn’t want to exposed Bryn to all the CRAP… with the way she was raised, I imagine Bethenny will be really over-protective of her baby.

        I can’t see Jason wanting Bethenny to do both shows, so I think she’ll stick to her spin-off and if that doesn’t work out, she’ll think long and hard before returning to NY Housewives.

        Jill on the other hand will definately come back if invited. I don’t buy her bullshit for one minute about having to think about it. It wouldn’t matter if Alex, Simon and all their family members joined the show-Jill Zarin will be back for season~4!

        I’m also sick too death of Jill claiming she was misrepresented! She “did what she did”… she said “what she said”… and we “saw what we saw”… period!

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Patti Stinker…lol…I like that.

    • Squirrels says:

      “Is she that retarded? ( i know its not pc to use that term but i am a child of the 80′s/90′s and i still love it, forgive me– also i think she may be somewhat retarded, at least emotionally we know she is)”

      Allow me to explain why “retarded” is not what you call PC. The word’s root is french, meaning “slow”. Not stupid. Too many in this country and around the world translate the word incorrectly.

      Now, my son, born with Down Syndrome is what is medically considered moderately mentally retarded. Believe me, he’s far from stupid. He learns. It just takes allot longer. EX: He was not fully toilet trained until he was eight years old.

      I have spent the past 25 years educating (mostly children) on what mental retardation means on their own level. It’s amazing how kid’s understand and adapt accordingly. Most have been very receptive and in turn have taken my son under their wing at school, public social engagements, etc. It is not the children I have a problem with. It’s the ADULTS.

      So, before you laugh and spread your brand of humor in front of young, impressionable people, (and this is exactly how it works) come walk in my shoes, or for that matter, the shoes of my son and his younger sister, who cried on many occasions witnessing the cruelty perpetrated mainly by ADULTS who teach their kids that it’s ok.


      • dumberries says:

        Squirrels – much admiration, you sound like a great mother. I bet your children are amazing and compassionate to others. Sometimes words can really sting when used insensitively (even if the intent is not malicious), especially when they touch on personal circumstances. Hope it doesn’t get you down. Always love your comments!

        • Squirrels says:

          Ty, but we are handed only what we can handle. SURPRISE !!!! lol.

          As to compassion? Yes, both kids, now 25 and 22 are very kind. Still, to this day I remind them I’m sure I could have gotten at least 2 bucks each for them @ birth.


          • dumberries says:

            $2 bucks each, generous! My parents used to tell me and my sisters they could have gotten a quarter for each us. Inflation, that was 45+ years ago.

          • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

            Squirrels, I keep telling myself that with my wayward daughter…… and I keep kicking myself for not selling them when they were young and cute!

            Wonderful post. Thanks 🙂

            • Squirrels says:

              Yep. My fav is when my daughter is being….shall we say hormonal… I mention the money I lost out on and she can’t help but laugh.

              All good.

              • Zipit Zarin says:


                I just felt like hugging you. You are awesome and God knows it cuz He entrusted you with an angel-child 😀

  33. ilovelynn says:

    hi guys, my friend emailed me last nite at 9:30 to watch joy behar, but just got the message this am.(I was asleep at 9:30 pm!) did anyone see it? is there a link to it? was she mean to bethenny?(I think that bitch is team jill)

    former jill fan: did you read the stieg larsson trilogy, “the girl with the dragon tattoo”, “the girl who played with fire”, and “the girl who kicked the hornet’s nest”. the first one reads like a mystery, persevere until page 90 something then it gets more exciting, the 2nd one is a page turner, very graphic violence (I usually hate that), but couldn’t put it done and I’m reading the 3rd one now which is a continuation of the 2nd one. interesting back story, larsson dropped dead of a heart attack before the 1st book was published and didn’t leave a will so his partner of 30 some years got nothing and his father and brother from whom he was estranged got the zillions that are being made off these books. also, “furious love” about liz taylor and richard burton and their life together. I know, I know, what else could possibly be written about them, but it actually is quite interesting. amazon is my new bff! keep up the great comments. just doing my usual lurking here. don’t really watch those other shows.

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      Those were the books I was going to recommend. LOVED THEM! I got the Kindle App for PC and was able to get the newest one for only $10 – usually I have to wait for the paperback.

      I am reading Water for Elephants and The Accidental Fundamentalist right now – both are really good.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      I watched Joyless last night because Bethenny was on. It was a rerun because of the holiday I spoze. The theme was about weight. Bethenny was on by herself and then there were other multiple guests. She called Bethenny a liar by claiming she had to weight 113 lb.s and not 123 lbs. as Bethenny claimed. So, Beth told her to get a scale and bet her $10 she DID weight 123. At the end of the show Bethenny weighed herself and she came in at 121. “Oh, I’ve lost 2 more pounds! Pay me BITCH!” Ok, she didn’t add the “BITCH” part. Joyless held up a 10 dollar bill and said into the camera “Ok, Bethenny, here’s your $10” in a snarky way and didn’t apologize for basically calling her a liar. Gawd I hate that woman. During the whole interview she was snide and asked questions with a negative spin on being healthy-thin. Plus she’s almost as stupid as Kelly. ugh. I wish Bethenny could have let loose and let the maggot have it with her snark but it would come off the way Kelly and Jill tried to portray her on the island…as a bully, because as one questioner on the reunion said “It’s like using an AK47 on a fly”. I can’t wait until Bethenny is fully branded (or whatever) and has enough power in that business to tell all her jealous detractors to “SUCK IT!” And I don’t mean just in her head ..I mean LOUD and PROUD for all of us fans to stand up and cheer to 😀

      • viki55 says:

        I dislike Joy, actually dislike her more than Jill! She is pure evil and just plain stupid.

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          Fist Bump lol 😀

        • bamabelle57 says:

          Zipit and Viki55… Thank-you! I’m so happy I’m not the only one around here that LOATHES Joy Behar, or however you spell her last name. That woman makes my skin crawl just listening to her voice. She is EVIL and that is why I will not watch The View!

    • iwannabeanarchy says:

      I’m reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo now! I’m glad you mentioned that it is slow in the beginning. I’m still in the first 100 pages or so and I have been feeling that it was dragging.

    • Thanks Ilovelynn! I haven’t read those books and will add them to my list to check out. 🙂

    • bamabelle57 says:

      I read the article Boston, and I don’t think Alex should be included with the likes of Jill Zarin. Alex was only defending herself and decided to side with Bethenny because she knows first hand how “lowdown-mean” Jill Zarin can get. But I agree that the drama of it all is what Bravo and the viewers crave.

  34. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s lost earring:

    Have a good morning everyone. 🙂

  35. ilovelynn says:

    ok, know this blog isn’t a “book club”, but just wanted to say to cuckooforcocoapuffs that “water for elephants” is one of my favorite books! keep the tissues handy!(read where they are making a movie out of it with reese witherspoon..hope it lives up to the book) actually, I LOVVVVE hearing about books to read. do you mind, lynn?

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I don’t mind at all! You know that 🙂

      • Adgirl says:

        That was a great book! I wanted to post on the suggested book thread but it won’t accept my registration so here’s what I;ve read recently:
        Brooklyn – by Colm Toibin. 1950’s small town Irish girl moves to Brooklyn for work. It’s short book, enjoyable & easy to read. There’s a good twist at the end.
        The Glass of Time – Michael Cox. Period mystery set in an English manor house. I didn’t read the prior book which is suppose to be very good. There are a couple of characters who deserve a slap in the face. I would have enjoyed it if the author agreed with me.

        Through a Glass Darkly – Karleen Koen. Another period drama of upper class Brits & French. In the Forever Amber catagory. This is a really fun and extremely well written romance with a lot of detail on how the other half lived then. Let’s just say the bigger they are the harder they fall. It’s a little racy too! I have read this book a few times over the years and still love it.

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          Oh yum Adgirl, thanx for the book recommends! I love historical mystery/fiction. I’ve been wanting to find another author. I will get Michael Cox for sure. I’ve read every book in the series by Lindsey Davis …she writes about a “finder” (detective) in around 70 AD Rome, my favorite time in history. Also read every book in the historical mystery/fiction series of Steven Saylor. His are written in Cicero’s time…the decline and fall of the republic in Rome. Both have rip roaring great characters and fulfill my thirst for knowledge about everything ancient Roman. I’m always waiting for the next books to come out. Anyway, thanx again ALL OF YOU for the ideas! I read Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and I’m working on the next one. I forget who wrote here about the author and how he died leaving his estate to his relatives instead of his partner. That so sux 😦 I wrote awhile back that the puter geniuses here in this forum remind me of the Girl with the Dragon Tat. Mesojealous 😀

  36. viki55 says:

    “Ramona started to talk about her father’s death and that she took a trip afterward but Kelly found that inappropriate to hear.”

    I think you are referring to Ramona, on the island, trying to defend Bethenny against Kelly’s attack calling Bethenny creepy for taking a vacation after her father’s death. I remember Ramona was actually trying to tell Kelly about a trip she took after her mother’s (not father’s) death. Kelly did the zip-it sign language thingy.

    • error 404 says:

      Kelly said “Ramona, don’t ever tell anybody that!”.

      Kiki truly is weird. We’ll probably never know why she says half the things she says.

      Her being a pathalogical liar doesn’t help though.

      Remember when she went on fake dates with Max on camera, all the while she had a fiance at home that she never mentioned on the show.

      Once he filed charges, all the other HWs were like “Wait, you’re on our reality show with this totally fabricated life? Shut up!”

      • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

        Many months ago there was a comment on Gawker from someone who said that they knew KKB well, and that she was a nasty piece of wor, haughty and egomaniacal, and that Nick had basically taken care of the children the whole season so that she could film, and she treated him like shit. Don’t know if the person really knew her, but it rang true.

        • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

          Sorry – I should read what I write. Nasty piece of work… ego-maniacal.

      • bamabelle57 says:

        That guy that Kelly assaulted was her boyfriend or fiancee? You’re kidding?… Error, do you know all the details about what happened? All I know is what Kelly said on the Reunion Show…

        “I would never, ever, touch anybody unless I had to! Then, he walked… WALKED to the police station!” Kelly also said something about trusting Jill Zarin and her advice and Jill told her to get rid of this guy! I never knew what really happened.

        At the beginning of Season~3… Kelly tells LuAnn and Jill that she did community service of her own choosing, of course, and how GREAT it was!… Huh?

  37. ilovelynn says:

    thanks for the link, boston, but that eve person obviously never watched the show! she puts alex in the same catagory as zarin!

  38. moriasheehan says:

    Just saw commercial with Mr T. he is wearing a feather earring. he must be a style maven like kelly. lol

  39. Maddiegirl says:

    So many of you posted great comments and insight regarding Kelly the train wreak. Great job!

    Question: How many of you will watch RHWNY if she is on next season? How about if Jill is on?

    I just can’t watch either of them again. I’m serious. I don’t agree with Krazy Kelly, her kind of drama does not make great TV. Sure, people are still talking about it, but is that what everyone wants to see again next season? Not me. The sad thing will be that I love Alex and Simon and would miss them. Wish they would get their own show.

    • If Alex is back I’ll watch scenes with her and everyone else except Jill and Kelly. For scenes with Jill or Kelly or both Jill and Kelly together, I’ll fast forward. Won’t watch them nor support their sponsors. I’ve already been skipping Kelly’s scenes this year, and any with just Jill, Kelly and Luann or in any combination of those three.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      No Jill and No Kelly – there are so many other women who could take their places and make RHONY the best in the franchise!
      I’ve fast forwarded during Kelly for two years – couldn’t on the SJVI which was sick. Jill’s voice usually sends me into doing small chores until her scenes are done.

    • error 404 says:

      I’ll be back for the premier, but if I stay or not will depend on how the show turns out.

      I absolutely adore Sonja, and think it will be a shame if the show tanks just as she is getting started.

      I like Alex and Ramona and find them entertaining even if I don’t hang on their every word like I do Bethenny and Sonja.

      Lulu is such a clown, I love laughing at her, shaking my head as she makes a complete fool of herself while thinking she’s the bee’s-knees.

      Yes, Jill and Kiki are annoying, so if they are still there, I’ll probably just email or facebook or something during their scenes. Or post here, since if Jill returns we’ll have more than enough fodder to discuss how much we hate her. LOL

      There’s always the possibility that RHNY will jump the shark, but a RHNJ style nose dive seems unlikely, or at least I hope so!

    • Wallflower says:

      I decided by the end of this season that if Jill is back I’m not watching. I just can’t stomach that woman. Watching TV is (or should be) a pleasant escape–and Real Housewives used to be that. This season really ruined the NY franchise for me.

      I’ve been loving Bethenny’s new show though and would definitely watch Alex and Simon if they had their own show. I will miss seeing them and Sonja and Ramona next season. (I don’t think Kelly should be back, but she wouldn’t keep me from watching as long as Zarin was gone, gone, gone!)

    • dumberries says:

      I know I’ll watch no matter what, won’t be able to help myself, I want to see how the dynamics change with Sonja as the common denominator between the ladies and Zarin as the one who no one wants to film with. If we have to watch Zarin, she better be eating lots of humble pie and groveling. If Bravo is complicit in a whole “Zarin is great again” strategy, I’ll stop watching. As for Kelly, I was channel surfing over her for 2 years before the VI episodes, she’s totally ignorable (but really shouldn’t be back).

  40. ilovelynn says:

    cuckooforcocoapuffs: just went on amazon to look up “the accidental fundamentalist” and it wouldn’t come up. do I have the title correct? who is the author? thanks.

  41. boston02127 says:

    @lovelynn– I just read about the book Water for Elephants. It sounds good. I bought it on Ebay. ($4.50) Thx

  42. CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

    Here is something to make you smile: http://www.the-ogs.com

    My parents were like this – married for 62 years when my father died of cancer.

  43. ilovelynn says:

    OMG! how adorable! my dad is 99, but my mom passed 11 yrs. ago. he still lives alone and works four days a week at a golf club! they had a typical italian marriage…screaming at each other alot! my friends said thats what was keeping them going, oy vay. they were married for “only” 62 1/2 yrs.! thanks, cuckcooforcocoapuffs, this link brought tears to my eyes.

  44. ilovelynn says:

    viki55: thanks! that was it. do you know what it is about? or cuckooforcocoapuffs, whats the story line? thanks.
    boston: you will LOVE “water for elephants” enjoy! I’m jealous. I hate it when I finish a really good book. maybe it’s time I reread it! (I already have a stack about 3′ high to read. so many good books, so little time!)

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      It is the story of a young man, from Lahore, Pakistan, who comes to America, graduates from Princeton and Harvard and gets a great job in NYC – he is living the dream, but it in context of his life and his family back in Pakistan. He falls in love. When 9/11 happens, he rethinks his political and personal life and … that’s as far as I’ve gotten ((:-)

      What I love so far about this book is that the prose is beautiful, the author has a real gentleness of spirit.

  45. LynnNChicago says:

    TWOP Closes New Jersey Forum http://tinyurl.com/28gfpwq

    • Olivia says:

      These performers readily agree to open their lives up to scrutiny yet they are unable to handle any comments that may not agree with their brand of “reality”. In other words, let me shovel the sh*t out to the public in the belief that they will buy this crap wholesale and without question. Doesn’t work that way.

      Albie saw a chance to become the resident “hottie” and reached for it. He needed a valid excuse to drop out of pursuing the law degree in the hopes of becoming another reality “star”. Offering a half @ssed excuse is opening up the Pandora’s Box since he cannot but that handicapped if he passed the LSAT’s in the first place. Of course people are going to comment, either sympathetically or with much skeptisicm (<me). Shutting down the comments tells me that they are unwilling to further address the masquerade of Albie's "failure".

      Instinct tells me we are going to be treated with lots more airtime featuring Albie in the future.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        I agree with you, this shutting down of messsage boards over at TWOP is becoming a habit…the rules over there are absurd, I can’t imagine why anyone bothers to post there. Albie is on the show, and on the show they discussed his learning disability and his failing in his first year of law school. So posters cannot talk about Learning disaibilities, law schools or education? WTF kind of discussion board is that?

        My favorite though is if you ask about the board being opened earlier than they plan on opening it, you will be banned..poetic! Who runs that board? Sounds like a prison guard.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Agreed – Albie wants to be a reality star!
        Do any of you wonder why his parents didn’t know about his situation at school? Didn’t they see his grades during his college career? Can they really put the blame on the school and none of it on their son?

    • Squirrels says:

      “It will be opened before the next episode, but anyone asking to have it opened sooner will be banned.”

      Dang, Strega is on a tear. Everyone grab a helmet.

  46. I can’t believe some of the housewives are on the Millionaire game show. Teresa is helping someone right now. I’d feel ripped off to have drawn her as a helper. Saw Ramona, and Lynn read a question regarding herself.

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      I’d love to see them on Jeopardy!

    • error 404 says:

      Ha! I thought T was on the show as a contestant! She Nene and Lynn need to win in order to get out of crippling debt.

  47. ilovelynn says:

    thanks cuckooforcocoapuffs, off to work now. this blog is like crack, only better.(not that I know what crack is like, lol!)

  48. Scarecrow says:

    BB fans…. here’s a peek back at first season. Very cool!


  49. Fabulous Earth says:

    Dear god! So much has gone on since my last post to this place.

    Kelly’s mission to emulate Bethenny is kinda pathetic since it just reinforces her jealousy of B. I agree that Kelly could have become a housewife favorite if this season for her was different. Why wasn’t it? I have my own theory.

    Kelly was GREATLY influenced by Jill this season! Think about it: remember towards the beginning of filming Kelly “made-up” with Bethenny? I think that was part of the “authentic” Kelly. Soon thereafter, the “teams” were solidifying on RHONY and Kelly chose Team Jill shortly after receiving the email of Jill’s disapproval of her making up with B. Remember Kelly’s talking-head, where she was kinda “offended” or taken aback by that email? Well……

    I really believe that Jill has then and SINCE (to this very day) has been manipulating Kelly towards her views and conniving ways. Kelly is not that strong of a person and I don’t think she’s used to having female friends.

    I also don’t think Kelly was ever “hurting” for money or income. But I do believe she loved being around celebrities. Hence, the show was a vehicle to become more “equal”, noticeable and accessible to them. I believe Jill knew this, took advantage of Kelly’s desires and COACHED her EVERY step of the way during the better half of the past season (and I believe she’s still in her ear). The phrases that Kelly uses (that sound coo-coo) come from Jill and I have no doubt that it was passed to her during their off-camera “gossip” sessions.

    I think Kelly chose Jill to bond with because Jill had her believing that it was SHE who made Bethenny into the success she is today. I believe Jill was very convincing to someone like Kelly who is not well-versed in female interaction (backbiting, jealousy tactics, etc). Kelly, thinking Jill to be very “connected”, wise, generous and motherly-like, took to Jill like a fly to shiznit.

    I thought this earlier on, but it was the reunion episode where Jill somewhat agreed to the “bullying” story DESPITE KNOWING what all went down by reunion time – well this is what solidified it for me.

    Bethenny’s a smart cookie indeed and I’m sure she knows that Jill has her “grimy lil’ hands” in Kelly’s nearly-empty head. I think her tears and words were based on how she really admired and loved Jill for filling in that “motherly” space in her life that she never had. I feel for her on that cuz that’s another parental loss on her part.

    Okay, enough of K, and ’em for now.

    I haven’t watched the Jersey folk in a good while. It just seemed too forced and fake. Used to love Theresa but her head’s gotten way too big and I couldn’t stand to watch her like this after loving her last season. And yeah, she picked the wrong Team on NY to co-sign with. Bad move T, you lost me as a fan.

    The only other thing I have to say is that I did see the Danielle duet some site, I can’t remember, but I was truly moved! I gotta admit she sounded beautiful and was even in “character” as a woman in love with another woman. I loathed her before seeing that, now I gotta respect her talent there.

    As for her on RHONJ, I couldn’t stomach her character from what I watched weeks ago which is why I stopped watching – ALONG with the forced and strained plot Bravo is milking – UGH!

    Okay, that is all.

    For now…

    • shanty says:

      Bravo Fab Earth – my thoughts about K, EXACTLY. I was going to post these very thoughts but was reading through to make sure I wasn’t repeating somthing that was already on here. Thanks for saving me the time!

      About the email from J to K- so true. K had “made up” with B at the Brooklyn fashion show meeting. Up until she received the email from Jill, she had NEVER mentioned B slamming her & her family in the press on a daily basis. I wonder if Jill kept notes of her off camera coaching sessions with K. Love to get ahold of those.

      • Fabulous Earth says:

        I guess (for me at least) this is why under all my disgust for Kelly, I am somewhat empathetic to her. Jill has taken a weak mind and manipulated it for her own gain. No one else on RHONY was inclined to do her “bidding” for “destroying” Bethenny on the show and Kelly was the perfect victim for Jill’s evil doings.

        It’s kind of sad. If Kelly was a well individual to begin with maybe I wouldn’t have this empathy for her. But she’s “flighty” to begin with and Jill should be ashamed of herself.

    • quincyillinois says:

      Danielle has a good voice and was beautiful when she was young. Too bad she had such a rough life even though I suspect she made her own choices.

      I can’t stand thieves and I think Teresa and Joe are stealing from their creditors. Such trash…

      • Squirrels says:

        Guess who ultimately pays? Consumers. Whoever got ripped off by T&J most likely will be forced into getting that $ back by raising prices.

      • twoile says:

        Sadly the creditors i.e. businesses may go under as a result =ripple effect spiral down etc…..

    • Cheri says:

      Does any one know where kelly’s money came from? Did she get a large divorce settlement? Does she receive enough child support each month to support her life style? How does a crazy woman earn enough for that life style?

      • Fabulous Earth says:

        I think her parents (dad) have money and I think they’ve taken care of her all of her life, even while modeling. I’m sure she’s taken well care of by Giles as well now.

        • quincyillinois says:

          Kelly’s dad was a lawyer in Rockford, Il. and her mom was an artist. I don’t think lawyers in Rockford make New York City money. I keep trying to calculate how much you have to make to have a 3 million dollar home in the Hamptons and a nice apartment in Manhattan.
          Lawyers around here might have 10,000 after a lifetime of work, but that would disappear quickly if they had to pay Kelly’s bill’s. I think that Giles has to be supplying funds while the girls are growing up.

          It just amazes me that these women can spend so much money. I have hard working professional family members and no one is living that NYC lifestyle.

      • twoile says:

        Wish I could remember were I read that Gilles is the exclusive owner of the Hamptons property.

  50. WindyCityWondering says:

    It seems every article/blog out there that has an article on one of the NY housewives has many negative posts regarding Jill. Does Bravo see these? While I have not figured out why Bravo has taken to only letting positive posts on their blogs, the rest of the posting population isn’t censured… so will the intense dislike for Jill and her nasty deeds translate into a reason not to bring her back?

    Kelly is working very hard to keep herself in the public eye – is this her attempt to make her look normal and popular? IS this because she wants to come back next season or just her twisted version of “branding” herself or her continued attack on all things Bethenny?

    • anitabee says:



      1. No one can make this crap up.

      2. How big are Kelly’s feet? At first I thought she had water skis on her feet but then realized they were just ugly sandals.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Kelly is a missing link! Or she is related to Bigfoot! Jill looks somewhat uncomfortable sitting next to her…..is this a summer fling? Will they break up when school starts again?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Check out how big Kelly’s paws, I mean, hands are too!

          • shanty says:

            Large hands and feet are proportionate to height so I would imagine her paws are larger than the normal gals. I may be way off base here, but I have wondered if Miss K had some sort of gender issue. I don’t know the correct term for it, hermaphrodite? Such masculine features & build and had to have boobs bolted on to identify her as a female. Just a weird theory that could also account for the confusion in her head and her lack of expressing feelings.

    • dumberries says:

      Weird stuff. Kinda funny to imagine the eccentric old local trying to run off the uppity city slickers – got a picture of granny from the Bev Hillbillies in my head.

  51. Fabulous Earth says:

    Ramona stole her moves from this lil’ guy:

    Turtle Time – LITERALLY!!!
    I posted it on her FB page, I hope she loves it, lol.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Ramona and Sonja have been very quiet since summer vacation started. Wonder what they are up to?

      • Fabulous Earth says:

        Ramona hasn’t been quiet, lol. She’s been posting her “going-ons” all summer. This morning she was on her way back to NYC and commented on the 100 degree heat, lol. I love that woman!

        • error 404 says:

          Ramona has been more boring than quiet. As Lynn said, who cares where Ramona has dinner tonight!

          Sonja has probably been advised to lay low until her case is sorted. I still suspect she’s gonna claim false arrest.

          • Fabulous Earth says:

            I find Ramona’s updates kind of refreshing – like keeping in touch with her fan-friends about her summer. I really like that.

            I find Bethenny’s updates hilarious and informative. Love that!

            Alex and Simon’s updates are uber-cool too. I love when they use the term “chums” to describe the boys! Love them.

            I follow a few other HW on twitter but I really like Bethenny’s, Ramona’s & Silex’s best (also on my FB page). I don’t really care too much for the rest really.

  52. CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

    Did anyone else see this? On CrazyDaysandNights.net he reveals the answers to blind items twice a year. This blind item from February was about a pregnant reality star who was slugging the white wine pretty hard. I don’t believe it.


    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I don’t believe it either. That blind item has Jill’s grubby little fingerprints written all over it. This blind item is from February and Jill was doing everything she could to destroy Bethenny’s reputation back then.

    • cusi77 says:

      Good Morning Lynn! Good day to everybody!

      It is a vile comment. Bethenny stop drinking any “buzz” since day 1 She realized she was pregnant… the things people published to damage the reputation of a reality star… you need to have a thik skin to be on the pubic eye… I do not beleive it.

    • error 404 says:

      Whatever. I don’t know exactly when it happened, I started noticing it in the 80s, but pregnant women have suddenly become public property. STFU!

    • dumberries says:

      Blind items – good way to publish what appears to be first-hand gossip without any sources or supporting facts. It’s possible she had a glass of wine (so what?), but guzzling white wine like she was dying of thirst? Naaah

  53. anitabee says:

    Off Topic.

    I am luvin’ Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. Show is on tonite at 8pm Central time.

    Seriously this show is fun to watch and will make you run to your closest bakery. The cupcakes these bakers make are just fabulous.

    • viki55 says:

      I have gotten hooked on Deadliest Catch. I had no idea what men go through just so I can have King Crab. One of the captains, Captain Phil, passed away after a stroke in February. They are just now showing the episodes. It is kind of strange watching it unfold when you already know what happens.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Yeah it is weird – one or two more episodes and Phil passes, they haven’t found that one kid’s dad that disappeared either.

      • harleysmom says:

        Hi. I’m new. I have been reading the blog for a while, but haven’t been posting. I feel like I know you all so well. I am so glad to see someone else on this blog is familiar with Deadliest Catch and likes it. My husband and I started watching it when it first came on & I love these guys. I have wanted to comment about how the housewives could learn about love and human decency from these gruff, “un-cool” men.

        These men live hard, unhealthy lives. They work hard and expect everyone on the boat to work just as hard. Excuses are not accepted and if you can’t do the job, you are “out of here”. They are tough on each other and if you can’t take it, too bad. As they say, there is no time for a learning curve when your life is on the line.

        HOWEVER, I have seen more compassion, love, and support for one another from them than I have seen on ANY housewife show. There are two young men named Jake on the show: Jake Harris (Phil’s son) on the Cornelia Marie and Jake Anderson on the Northwestern. These two young men are about the same age and I think their stories epitomize why I like this show.

        First – Jake Anderson started a few years ago on the Northwestern as a greenhorn. He works hard and wants to “be part of the family” on the boat. His adult sister (who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis since childhood) died suddenly last year while they were on a fishing trip and Captain Sig turned the boat around and took him back to harbor immediately. You would have to watch the show & know what a die-hard “hard-ass” crabber & tough captain Sig is to understand what a big deal this is. This year, just before the season started, Jake’s father disappeared. (They still haven’t found him.) Jake knew the whole trip about his missing father and was suffering, but wouldn’t mention the tragedy to the other men on the ship because he didn’t want them to worry – crabbing is very dangerous and your mind has to be on what you are doing at all times. (These guys sometimes work more than 24 hours straight with no sleep in freezing, dangerous weather.) Meantime, Jake’s mom called Captain Sig to let him know that they had found Jake’s dad’s truck, but not his dad. She didn’t want him to tell Jake the bad news, but wanted him to watch out for Jake. Sig talked to Jake’s uncle and they decided that Jake’s mom should tell him about the new situation. While Jake was talking to his mom, the phone connection was lost several times and it was heartbreaking to hear. From what I understand, Jake financially supports his family. He has said many times that all the money he makes goes to his sisters. During the off season, he has attended school to get his captain’s license. He is a fine young man and even though Captain Sig berates him often, he has frequently said (not to Jake of course) that Jake is the kind of young man that he would be proud to have as a son.

        Second, Jake Harris – where oh where to start? Jake’s father, Phil Harris is the captain and part owner of the Cornelia Marie. Jake and his brother Josh both work on the boat and none of them “get along”. Jake is always arguing with someone (usually his brother) and thinks he knows everything on the boat. Although he has worked hard in the past, this year he has goofed off and caused a lot of trouble. At one point, his dad, Phil talked to Captain Sig and they arranged to “trade” Jakes to see if they could straighten them out. Both Jakes seemed to enjoy their time on a different boat and worked well with the other crew. Unfortunately, when Jake Harris came back to the Cornelia Marie he immediately started acting out again. A couple of weeks ago (TV time), Jake Harris’ dad, Phil, caught him stealing his medication. (Phil Harris had serious medical problems last year.) Naturally, Phil lost it, yelling and screaming. He called Jake a thief and a liar. He said he never wanted to see him again. That’s when Jake admitted that he is an addict. Phil’s attitude changed immediately – he didn’t hesitate. He told Jake that he had to stop messing up his life and do something about it. He had to go to rehab and straighten out his life. Jake agreed. He said he never wanted his dad to know about his addiction. He said that he loved his dad and that he would start going to meetings. Phil said he would go to the meetings with him. They hugged and told each other how much they were loved. Phil told the crew that they were returning to shore and turned the boat around so Jake to go to rehab immediately. The rest of the show he looked at pictures of the boys where they were small and told the camera that he didn’t think he would ever get over the guilt of not being around enough when they were young. While their crab was being off-loaded, Phil had a massive stroke.

        I ache for Jake Harris knowing what he put his father through just before the stroke, but I rejoice knowing that he experienced Phil’s hard-line unconditional love and support. I can only hope he honored his father by following through with his rehab promise. From what I have read, he is having a very tough time since his father’s death. Phil was able to talk after his stroke and told the camera crew to keep filming. These guys are the real deal.

        This is a show about hard work, camaraderie, compassion, love, pain, joy, death, and good people. No, I wouldn’t want to live their lives. I wouldn’t want to spend one minute on a crab boat fishing. I wouldn’t want them yelling at me and I wouldn’t want to be married to one of them. But do I like them and admire the way they care for one another? YES! Would I rather be with them than the Housewives? YES! They are real and they really do care about one another.

        Wow! Once I started talking, I couldn’t shut up. Obviously I found this blog because I abhor Jill Zarin’s behavior on (and off) RHONY. Thanks Lynn for bringing all these lovely people together.

        • Jenni says:

          Thanks for all the info on the show, I can see now why you like it so much. Real life issues of importance, rather than superficial drama and nonsense. People working together toward a common goal, instead of working against one another.

          Hope you continue to post often! Really like your point of view!

          • Jules says:

            I started watching the Deadliest Catch about a year ago, and got completely addicted. Since that time I think I have seen every episode they have ever done.

            I was devastated when I found out that Phil Harris had passed away prior to the episodes even beginning to air this season. He was my favorite, and in my mind he will be impossible to replace. Each of the fishing vessels have their own personality. The Time Bandits are the jokers – The Northwestern is very hardcore and the men often work for a couple of days straight with no sleep, and the crew rides Jake Anderson non-stop. I honestly think Jake Anderson would have loved to have stayed on the Cornelia Marie. The Cornelia Marie was easily my favorite with Phil Harris at the helm. There was just something undefineable about Phil that made him so likeable (kind of like Sonja on RHONYC). I can’t stand Keith from the Wizard – I don’t think he is a decent person, but he wants people to think he is. Phil didn’t care for Keith and the boys from the Time Bandit don’t like him either. I am also having difficulty warming up to Wild Bill from the Kodiak.

            Anyway, the show is addictive.

  54. dumberries says:

    Completely agree with your assessment of Zarin’s motives for “befriending” Kelly and how that affected the second half of the season. The two of them together remind me of Pinky and The Brain (old cartoon I used to love).

    • dumberries says:

      This was in reply to Fabulous Earth. Not sure why it didn’t post underneath.

    • Wallflower says:

      That’s insulting to Pinky and the Brain!!!!! (Are you thinking what I’m thinking?)

      • moriasheehan says:

        yes i am. pinky and the brain were (IMHO) the best think Steven Spielberg ever did. i never missed an episode, if anyone sees it showing, please let me know!
        “hey Brain, what are we doing tonight?” “same thing we do every night, Pinky…try and take over the world”
        Pinky and the Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain…………Narf!

    • Fabulous Earth says:

      LMFAO @ Pinky & The Brain!!!!!!

  55. MickeyMouth says:

    I am totally late to this party and will, as usual spend a day trying to catch up. Thanks for the shoutout @error 404 and I liked the little story to my picture. I added you and Lynn to the top of my blog header.

    I opened a twitter account yesterday. My first tweet to the world this morning had a typo. I am such a loser.

    What to add about Kelly? I have a good idea of my next photoshop for her but I am afraid I am getting mean and picking on her and Jill a little too much. They are the best source for material though. Hopefully these D.C. ladies will bring good ideas.

    I think you summed it all up well Lynn; Kelly lies.

    • quincyillinois says:

      I have great respect for you. Typos mean nothing. You have so much talent.

    • dumberries says:

      Remember those plastic wild-haired troll dolls from the 70’s? I can imagine Zarin’s face would fit just right on one of those – very befitting considering her internet activities.

      • Squirrels says:

        indeed it would. just be sure the hair is green with envy. (or on fire)

      • MickeyMouth says:

        That’s is funny. I did look up trolls for her once before but I never found the source I wanted or didn’t have time. I may have to revisit that idea 😉

      • moriasheehan says:

        i had my troll dolls in 1963, we made clothes for them out of felt. next to barbie, loved my troll dolls. i gave them and my barbies to my younger cousins when i gave up dolls for boys. wish i still had those first barbies and all their accouterments. $$$$

    • error 404 says:


      re; your concern about being perceived as “mean” …I think if you add some of people you like it will even out… Bethenny as Dorothy with Shawn as the scarecrow, Jason as the tim man, and Max as the cowardly lion.. and of corse Cookie in the basket.. something like that. Otherwise, just own it. It’s up to you.

      • error 404 says:

        I added you and Lynn to our blogroll too.

      • MickeyMouth says:

        I don’t think I am worried about perception too much. When I do a negative chop of anyone, they probably think I am mean. I just don’t want all my chops to be negative. So, you are right I should incorporate some more positive ones. Maybe I should go off and see the wizard .

    • moriasheehan says:

      mickey, i just had a pic in my head with bugs and daffy, duck season, rabbit season….tho in all fairness, bugs is a much better person than jz

  56. teamb says:

    Just read an article,,Stanger being sued over her trashy show,,couldn’t happen to a better person,,karma baby!

  57. error 404 says:

    Bethenny Frankel: “Hey guys. I realize the Skinnygirl Margarita is sold out in many stores. We’re bottling as fast as we can & replenishing supply. Thanks for your patience.”

    Woo Hoo! She don’t gots to worry bout no rent man no more honey!

    • anitabee says:

      Now this is the kind of problem any business would love to have. Having a bigger demand than supply.

      Btw, thanks Jill. Thanks Kelly. Your absolute bullying of Bethenny in the press and on the show has given Bethenny a bigger exposure to the public helping her become even more popular and profitable.

      I love it when Karma does it job.

      • error 404 says:

        stop giving Kiki ideas! I now fully expect a youtube video announcing her “Absolute Bullying” vodka idea. Thanks a lot! LOL

      • fairydusted says:

        Could not agree more. Keep on pushing her to the top.

    • Fabulous Earth says:

      and did you notice people from ALL OVER are asking “when can we get ours?” – folks from Canada, U.K. and all over the U.S.! Lol. in minutes of posting that status it’s 100-comments deep asking when and where! LOVE IT BABY!!!

  58. Cheri says:

    Please someone tell me where kelly gets her money from. How does a crazy woman afford her life style? Did she fet a large divorce settlement? Does she get enough child support to afford it. I never heard if her before this show so am wondering how she affords to live.

    • DesertGal says:

      Kelly was married to Gilles for ten years, and had two children with him, so I imagine her divorce settlement was substantial enough that, wisely invested, it generates some income. Both their children are underage, so, if she has primary custody, then she would naturally receive some child support. And she is paid for her appearances on Housewives.

      No one here can tell you exactly how much her divorce settlement was, what custody arrangement she has, or how much child support she receives, though. That isn’t public information.

      • emt2 says:

        You are exactly right. It is safe to assume that Kelly has no money on her own and doesn’t own anything. It’s Gilles place in the Hamptons and in Florida. He pays for the rent at their place in Manhattan. She is good until the kids hit adult age and then she won’t receive child support anymore.

        I think she is trying to generate some money of her own since her divorce was finalized a few years ago. That is why I imagine she is doing these projects. She needs money and exposure, I think.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Wonder how much she made while she was actively modeling and how that was invested?

    • Fabulous Earth says:

      I think her parents (dad) have money and I think they’ve taken care of her all of her life, even while modeling. I’m sure she’s taken well care of by Giles as well now.

    • error 404 says:

      He’s rich, they were married for like 8 years, and she had 2 kids by him, so yeah, I think she got a good settlement. I believe she got both houses, which he bought when the market was low and they’ve like more than quadrupled in value.

      She “wrote” 3 books, which she must get some money from. 3 wastes of shelf space, but she certainly gets more for them than your average worker makes in a year. The well connected have it made.

      He’s a media whore, and they certainly pushed themselves as an “it couple” when together, so she can also live off that for awhile, getting paid to show up to parties, etc.. And she did finally make some $$ off of those playboy pics he took of her 10 years ago.

  59. Squirrels says:

    Were I Giles, I’d give her anything to go away.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IF she keeps up her goofy behavior I wonder when he is going to demand she stop using his last name!!!

      • error 404 says:

        all press is good press, even the bad press. Who do you think taught Kiki “PR 101”.

    • fairydusted says:

      No shit huh! I know my ass would be an open checkbook. I read somewhere that he also lives in that building but isn’t too active in his childrens’ lives.

  60. Squirrels says:

    New Darren post…. see Zarin on Double Exposure tonight. UGHHHH.


  61. anitabee says:

    I’m not Giles but I’d give her anything for her to get off the air and into some Therapy and Parenting classes.

    • error 404 says:

      Well, that is because you aren’t Gilles. I find him to be exactly like her. In fact, the more I watch him, the more I think she copies him in his media style. It’s all babble, nonsense, no-sequiders, etc… a sort of poor man’s Andy Warhol style of media marketing.

      • emt2 says:

        Gilles is an asshole! Thank you. It’s funny that everyone always feels bad for the husbands but I reckon that all the husbands are very similar to their wives but not necessarily to the same degree. Bobby isn’t this angel that everyone thinks he is. How could he be if he is married to Jill? He cheated on his first wife, is a very bad gambler and is always hustling people for money. Gilles is a pompous jerk and Kelly emulates him. Danielle’s ex-husband is a jerk who doesn’t care about his kids and has been arrested numerous times.

        Good men don’t end up with crazy women. It just doesn’t make sense. They are very similar to their partners.

    • lillybee says:

      If I were Giles, I would do anything to protect his daughters.

  62. vilzvet says:

    Watching the marathon today of OC, makes me realize how much NJ SUCKS!!! OC is pretty much just what for me anyway I like to see, gorgeous scenery, mild drama, interesting women, good lawd does Jill make Vicki look like Mother Teresa! OC should be starting up again soon, most likely after the other two new editions run their course.
    And I’m still pretty certain I don’t plan to watch NY if Kelly comes back, don’t want to hear “amazing” ever again, sick of her media self-saturation (couldn’t stop myself from watching her pizza video, I mean really!? She didn’t even stretch out the dough, it was a cookie sheet with a circle of super-fat dough in the middle, ridiculous!).

    • emt2 says:

      I actually don’t like OC at all because I can’t relate, at all. The women seem to be cookie-cutters of one another and try to compete with their 20 year-old daughters in the looks and clothing department. There isn’t an emphasis on culture or education and there doesn’t seem to be an international or sophisticated quality among the ladies that I find in NYC. I mean, Alexis from the looks and behaves like a blow-up Barbie doll and that was her goal when she moved to the OC from Kansas!

      Maybe it’s because I used to live in NYC and many of my friends live there and my fiance is from there. I relate better and I can understand how things work. The OC seems like a foreign place to me. Actually California, in general, seems like a foreign place to me. My fiance and I are moving to LA soon and we’ll be spending time in the OC with some of his colleguages and I’m not looking forward to it. lol

      That’s just my opinion, though. Sometimes the show has it’s moments but I just can’t relate.

      • Snarkella says:

        I just wanted to say I completely agree with you. I’ve tried to watch the OC housewives, but they just seem so plastic and empty. The New York ladies, media whores or not, just have a sophistication about them that makes them intriguing and fun to watch.

      • error 404 says:

        Well, Vicki does stand out as the old one, Jo as the boyish brunette (sorta like on ‘Facts of Life’) and Jenna as the fat one.
        Other than that, whenever someone is on screen I have no idea if it’s Gretchen, Tamara, Alexis, Lynn or whomever until someone calls them by name. They all look the same to me.

      • Squirrels says:

        Keep in touch here when you go to LA Emt2. I’ll try to help you corral the beast.

        Once you get over traffic, it’s a cake walk !

        • emt2 says:

          I definitely will! I lived in LA last summer in order to see how things work. Luckily I have friends in West Hollywood (that is where we are moving) and Silverlake (my best friend from college who is a nurse lives there and I love everything about it)!

          I actually went to the St. Regis in the OC for a company function and I thought I was an extra on the set of the OC show. Twilight Zone. Everyone looked EXACTLY the same. Everyone drove the EXACT same car. Everyone got the same EXACT blowout at the Spa. It was weird. And I look nothing like any of those women and so it was extra jarring.

          My fiance’s best friend from law school works in Newport and we went there and it was also strange, to me.

          I like walking and riding the subway. I like seeing international people. I’m try to be positive about the move. Change is what makes the world go round!

          • jezzibel says:

            if you need to get away…try hitting up San Diego, check out Balboa Park, Coronado Beach the Hotel Del…there are great places to go to in Cali

    • error 404 says:

      My favorite part was watching her and Teddy both struggling and failing to come up with the words “cookie sheet”. LOL

      Thing. No it’s to a thing, it’s a….. tray thing. ROTFL

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      I wish they had shown what it looked like when it came out of the oven – not like a pizza, I’m sure!

    • emt2 says:

      OOpps, I thought you said you hated NYC. I agree that NJ is unwatchable. I can’t watch the OC or NJ, actually.

  63. anitabee says:

    Hi All!

    I love this blog as Lynn is awesome and keeps a fun forum for us to post.

    Another blogg I really enjoy reading is Jennifer Sale. I’ve posted some links to her stuff before to the Chicago Examiner.

    Anways Jennifer just got her own Blog. It’s called Reality Zen with Jenn.

    I’m posting a link for you guys to check out and enjoy. Jennifer is very very very funny.


  64. MickeyMouth says:

    You all are making me laugh. I am across the street from a hospital today. My dad is having surgery. My mom is looking at this stuff and she has no idea who any of these housewives are. I showed her some of my chops. She keeps saying. “I don’t get it. That’s not Gloria Swanson.” Oh well can’t please them all.

  65. lillybee says:

    Nice, Kelly is now planning on releasing a fitness video including squats and headstands. Coping anyone special, Kelly?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      she is just such a healthful copy cat! and so creative! and so amazing!

      • error 404 says:

        It’s great to celebrate Kiki for who she is!

        As far as self-loving media whores who throw together crap in an amateur way while spouting nonsense, she is only rivaled by Sandra Lee “Semi-Ho” for the crown.

        • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

          Now she is a hot mess! This is my favorite, but she comes up with some doozies. And her “table-scapes” are ridiculous!!!!

        • Mel2 says:

          error 404, you may not like her show but I find your description of Sandra Lee offensive.

        • emt2 says:

          This is the one that makes me laugh out loud!

          “Look at that!”

        • myname2use4now says:

          Sandra Lee is a hoot…the comedic gold of that Kwanza Cake is the gift that keeps on giving. But honestly, Kelly would be lucky to be a Sandra Lee. Sandra Lee, for better or for worse, came from a poor and difficult background and became a self-made woman via Kurtain Kraft and then Semi-Homemade. Say what you want about her, but Sandra Lee is a real go-getter and is not a bat-shit crazy broad like Kelly. But still…that Kwanza Cake…good heavens!!!

          • mel2 says:

            Thank you, myname2use4now. That was my point! We can laugh at Sandra Lee all we want but she is a self-made woman. And she is doing very well.

            • myname2use4now says:

              And she may well become the First Lady of New York before it’s all said and done! But still…that freakin’ Kwanza Cake!

              • bamabelle57 says:

                I love the hard-working, came from nothing, self-made, lovely Sandra Lee… BUT… even though she’s very creative… some of the stuff she makes?

                But I still LOVE her!

            • error 404 says:

              Hog wash. There is only one difference between Kiki and Sandy: Kiki was able to get her successful man down the aisle.

  66. dumberries says:

    A couple of days ago, Ginger’sPoo posted a great check-list of all the things Kelly has done to copy Bethenny. Pretty funny and pathetic at the same time.

    Thinking about Boston’s comment about how everything Kelly does is so half-assed (true), I wonder if Kelly’s intention isn’t to make money or get exposure with her drink, exercise video… Could be she just wants to show us all hat nothing Bethenny does is impressive. She’s so obsessed, it seems she needs to invalidate everything that B does, stat. She keeps trying to show us what we’re all too blind to see – Bethenny isn’t all that! It’s even extended to B’s associates. She makes a craft camp beaded string and posts the pic so we can all see how it easy it is to copy the Jennifer Miller original. We get it Kelly, you don’t think B or anyone who likes her is special. Go make a baby with a great guy who loves you, while writing your third book and launching a booze line that sells out immediately – then, we’ll all wake up and see your point.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      In the back of Kelly’s brain the song, “Anything you can do, I can do better!” is playing on a loop every time she hears Bethenny’s name or sees anything Bethenny does!

      • dumberries says:

        Lol! She actually doesn’t even attempt to do it s well or abetter, she just wants to make sure we know she can do it too (and faster).

  67. RBH says:

    Got this link from google alert, it is a hate site for alex and yourself. Not sure if you knew about it, here is the site http://idonotlikelynnhudson.wordpress.com/

  68. Squirrels says:

    Kelly is the hamster to Zarin’s wheel.

  69. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    According to Naughty Nice Rob/Rob Shuter, Bethenny will be on the cover of People magzine. It hits newstands tomorrow.

    NaughtyNiceRob OMG! @bethenny finally got her People magazine cover! Hits newsstands tomorrow. “How Love Save Me” Do you think it will sell?

    • Noelle says:

      If so, oh how I’d love to witness Jill receiving her google alert on this one!! Also I’d love to see the reactions from the rest of the Envy-bunch; Patti S., Kelly and even wig-troll Kim. The thought alone makes me giddy! lol

    • Squirrels says:

      I saw that. Interesting Beth didn’t tweet the hell out of her glorious fame. I for one had no idea she was going to be on the cover, had to find out the old fashioned way. Gossip.

      That fame whore.

      • Squirrels says:

        Meanwhile, it has not been confirmed. So I wait.

        • icantstandthetoxicity says:

          I hope Rob Shuter’s information is correct, his track record is a little shaky. I will wait for confirmation before I get too excited.

      • scorpiosue1102 says:

        I was thinking the same thing. Heck, Kelly tweets about bad articles about herself.

  70. Earring Girl says:

    This is an interesting read about Kelly and the PlayBoy shoot – if this has been posted please forgive 🙂 I’ve heard about this but never saw it in print:

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I wondered why Andy didn’t bring it up at the reunion either! I would love to have heard the justification for why the old pictures were used and she was spouting off about celebrating a 41 year old’s body!

      • Earring Girl says:

        Because he is a wimp!

        • Jules says:

          He is indeed a wimp, and in desperate need of a stylist. I used to like him, but have recently found him disgusting as he tries to manipualte every situation.

    • anitabee says:

      If you got a chance to see the photos you will instantly tell that Kelly is much younger in those photos.

      If you look at her body it is softer and rounder. Her butt is a dead giveaway. Her body for the last 2 seasons of RHONY has been a very thin, muscular, oddly shaped one.

      The Playboy body is 100% pre-op. Her breasts are natural and no amount of photoshoping is going to make her face look that much younger and less sundamaged.

      I am sure the photo shot she had in NY last October or whenever was for the Playboy Cover only.

      BTW, I worked for Playboy Magazine for over 10years in Chicago. I suspect that Giles photos of Kelly were “Test Shots” only for submittion to Playboy.

      I say this because there is a lack of background to the photos. Also Kelly is wearing too much clothing for these to be a real Playboy standard photo shoot.

      As you can see Kelly lacks “sexiness” and is NOT your average “Girl-Next-Door”. These are requirements for any Playmate to have.

    • bamabelle57 says:

      Earring Girl… that was very interesting. I didn’t know until today when someone posted the name “Nick” that Kelly was with this guy during last years taping. I can’t believe she had a boyfriend who kept her kids to film NYC, hid this fact from the camera and then assaulted him!

      Here’s the last part of the article… no wonder Bethenny will not return to RHONYC if Kelly comes back!

      The truth will start to come out as soon as people realize she is not just stupid and harmless, she is actually dangerously self-obsessed and stomps around squashing everyone under her. No, she has not done this to me, but I have seen it several times. She used to have respect in the industry. Now she is truly just a stomach-churning joke.

  71. Earring Girl says:

    Also click at the top on – reality tv: not a breading ground for mental health … bethenny frankel – more good Bravo cast stories.

  72. Adgirl says:

    Good for Bethenny!! People magazine usually writes very positive articles so Team Mean will be fuming. But don’t worry about them! They are all busy in the Hamptons at the kiddie camp craft table making feather earrings and macaroni necklaces.

  73. Adgirl says:

    CuckooforCocoaPuffs pointed out this site CrazyDaysandNights.net where he reveals the answers to blind items twice a year. The last listing on the page is for a washed up OC housewife. Gaaah. I forgot how annoying she was!! I wonder if she was wearing her french maid outfit too.


    Blind Items Revealed
    Tuesday, December 22, 2009

    So this female Real reality star was out shopping on Sunday and standing in line with what my source said was an incredibly hot guy. Anyway, who she was with is not really the point of this, but just an added bonus. Anyway, the point is our reality star who has even had her own show was talking on her cell phone in a very, very loud voice. This was annoying to the other 20 people in line, but not as annoying as the way she was talking on the phone. It was described as the most superficial, high pitched squeaky phone call of all time and everyone in line was cringing. The guy with her was apparently used to it and his main job appeared to be carrying things for the reality star. Well, as the line progresses she is so absorbed in her own world and her own call that she fails to see an elderly man in front of her who has bent over to retrieve something. Not seeing anyone in front of her, our reality star pushes by the guy, knocking him to the floor and walks up to the register. Meanwhile the people behind her help the man back to his feet. Our reality star continued to chat very very loudly the entire time at the register and as she walked out the door.

    Jo De La Rosa

  74. WindyCityWondering says:

    Something that has been bothering me about Kelly since the beginning of last season was that she would make entrances to hot/hip places and not really have conversations with the other women but let them tell her how amazing she looks. Kelly doesn’t really work or have a career, she doesn’t really do charities (just parties) and she seems to be a part time parent (the girls didn’t look very comfortable with her in the pancake scene). So maybe that is what Bravo hired her to do – be a partygirl and we all have higher expectations and set the bar too high for her.

    • Squirrels says:

      The other alternative could be

      she’s just an ass.

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      Kelly is one of those people that is only go to do what she wants to do right then. Her bullying PSA was a joke. If she REALLY wanted to be part of an anti-bullying movement then she should have contacted Health and Human Services.gov that has a whole website devoted to it or groups like Stop Bullying Now. But she doesn’t. If she’s sooooo for safe sex then work with some place like Planned Parenthood, AmFar, and more. But again, no. So she can put all the tweets out there for these “causes” of hers, but until she is part of the charities it’s all hot air. Even crazy Sharon Stone does huge AIDS benefits.

      • Squirrels says:

        This is so dead on. My head finally stopped spinning. It’s not drugs, etc., it’s a calculated effort.

        Holy Inappropriate!

        Now someone explain to me how she’s gotten away with this BS for so long. It is nothing short of highway robbery.

  75. MickeyMouth says:

    Still waiting around the hospital and watching Lohan live on TMZ. This article about Alexis Bellino just popped up: http://www.tmz.com/2010/07/06/real-housewives-of-orange-county-alexis-bellino-jim-bellino-july-4th-pool-accident-stroller/

    I’m so glad the kids are all right!

    • dumberries says:

      Hope things are going well with your family MickeyMouth.
      Scary that a stroller with two little ones could roll into the pool. Always makes me nervous when little ones are near the pool without undivided attention. Glad they’re okay.

      • fairydusted says:

        I saw that as well. I’m so glad the kids are alright. So was re-applying the pound of lip goo or refilling her starbucks?

  76. boston02127 says:

    LOL- Look at Jill’s face in this picture.

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      Good grief. Did you notice Marcus and Indrani from Double Exposure in the pic? Is Bravo crossing shows again? If so, please use someone other than famewhore Jill.

      Nice face Jill. Sucking on a lemon?

    • Squirrels says:

      I detect frown lines. rut roh…..

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      Did you look in the lower right corner at the other pics? Their granddaughter is a beautiful baby!!

  77. Squirrels says:

    I just saw an ad for Zestra. I so want to send Kelly a packet. Talk about frigid bitch, how dare you discuss the subject.

    The cool part is, she has no idea what she’s missing. In that I take great solace. Let her shrivel.

    • anitabee says:

      Considering Kelly track record on lies and contraditions, I’d bet the bank that that woman is one of the biggest Ho-bags in New York City.

      What do you think she was doing with Argentinian Max in NYC while her fiancee, Nick S., took care of her girls away in the Hamptons? Rememberr her a-hole remarks about, “Everyone wants Max. Everyone wants to date Max.” We know Kelly — Sonja and LuAnn had him too!

      Th gall of Kelly to actually be engaged while running around with “male escorts” on the show. Bravo covers up so much of Kelly’s crap. Why?

      • fairydusted says:

        Nothing like a real life of The Young and Restless storyline playing out. Hope all their shots are up to date.

  78. Earring Girl says:

    Kelly tweeted the other day that Perez Hilton was a great marketing genius well this is what he thinks of her :


    More on the Kelster:


    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      That’s priceless! I don’t think Gerard Butler dates men!

    • Kokuanani says:

      did you notice

      a) her two fugly books on the table; and
      b) the Corona as part of her “dinner”?

  79. Adgirl says:

    Who else thinks that both Kelly and Jill are working each other??
    I use to think it was a little one-sided with Jill using Kelly as artillary during the Bethenny war.
    Now I think Kelly knew (and knows) exactly what she was doing – not just hopping onto the Mean Team so she could hate on Bethenny – Kelly was being canny by using Jill as “cover” so she can claim innocence and have a mommy to protect her in public. Kelly is idiotic but she is also sly and cunning. She has naviagted & survived the NY fashion crowd for years now so Kelly knows how to deal with & utilize women when she chooses to. She prefers to socialize with men, but she knows how to use women.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Adgirl–I agree that she’s sly and cunning.

    • dumberries says:

      You could be on to be something. You don’t have to be bright to know how to use people. Probably helps if you’re rather dim, no one really suspects you much.

  80. boston02127 says:

    Now that I know who Darrin is from read the above posts (thx), I’ve been reading his tweets. He’s just as gross as Jill.

  81. boston02127 says:

    “reading” not “read”. Sorry. I think I’m suffering heat stroke!

    • dumberries says:

      Her PR team is really in overdrive! How many times have we seen her jogging in the last couple of weeks? No way are photographers just waiting around to catch a shot of Kelly Bensimon running by. Gotta be a slow day at the rag mags when one of them actually jumps on the hot “Kelly’s running again” tip. P.S. Kelly really needs to wear a brar.

    • Viki55 says:

      My eyes! My eyes! That was..is…bad!! Oh my, read the comments lol

    • Snarkella says:

      Kelly — you are not a cub. Cover up!

    • DesertGal says:

      OMG, the horror!

      Lopsided boobs and extreme cellulite. This woman seriously needs a new plastic surgeon.

  82. CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

    This may be old news to some of you – I’d never read any of Kelly’s writing in Page 6 Magazine:: http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag/issues/20080803/Socializer+Kelly+Killoren+Bensimon

    • Snarkella says:

      “Really, I’m just a vehicle for the show to feature all of the amazing people I’m exposed to on a daily basis—artists, writers, athletes, actors. ”

      What? Did I miss an episode? Oh wait, there was that celebrity-somebody she ran into on the street the day she learned to use a camera.

    • Squirrels says:

      “There are three things I want to learn to do this summer: swim with sharks, fly a jet and learn to drive a stick shift, in that order.”

      Ok, is it me, or is there something very wrong with the order of her goals? (please note, she is not interested in a Cessna 172, but a JET). Then she wants to learn how to drive a stick.

      Don’t even get me started on “learning” to swim with sharks.

      She’s so deliciously sweet. Filled with sunshine and sucrose. Shame the sharks didn’t get the memo. They shed teeth, no need to worry about cavities.

      • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

        I couldn’t help myself, and went back and read a lot of the Page 6 magazine articles she wrote. (Articles is used loosely, here – they were probably written on her Blackberry.) If half of what she wrote is true, she really has met a lot of interesting people… and Michael Jackson once petted her dog! My favorite item, though, was about how she wanted to go to Africa to see for her self how much help they needed and she was going to do some charity thing there (extremely vague) but she missed her plane and got a text message from Russell Simmons to meet him for some diamond show in Las Vegas and she went and it was amazing and she hopes someone gives her a diamond some day and then she wanted to ditch the crowds and be all by herself so she went to Death Valley and ended up running into Nigel Barker in the lobby. WTF!

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  84. ramonacoaster says:

    I saw a twit pic of Simon, Alex, Caroline, Theresa, Jacqueline & some guy whom I think is representing the Bravo Housewives book at a Barnes & Noble book signing in NYC. Hhhhhmmm, I don’t see Jill or her family there. Gee, did no one invite her? Is the reason why she wasn’t invited because her book tanked and Alex & Simon’s book is in their 2nd printing thus the invite for them? Maybe it’s because she called Andy Cohen an anti-semitic? Or is it because her behavior was so atrocious on the show that no one would want to see her so Bravo figured why invite her? Probably all three.


  85. Ginger's Poo says:


    The Ten Worst Husbands, Boyfriends, and Significant Others from ‘The Real Housewives’

    • DesertGal says:

      I like this…except for the inclusion of Matt Keough. I’m not excusing his DUI’s, but the criticism about his personality and his failed career. Matt Keough DIDN’T fail at his baseball career-that makes him sound like a loser as a player, and he wasn’t.

      He was critically injured, and the only thing that saved him was the fact that the trauma center was across the street from the ball park. Traumatic brain injury can cause serious personality changes – it’s not the patient’s fault. Both Jeana and the kids commented several times over the OC seasons that Matt was a great father and husband before he was injured.

      Yes, I think he should be disciplined to the fullest extent of the law over the DUI charges. But, attacking other aspects of his personality that resulted from a brain injury? Naw. C’mon, that’s like attacking someone for having to relearn motor skills because they were shot in the head.

      • lillybee says:

        I think that Mario doesn’t belong on that list.

        • dumberries says:

          Mario shouldn’t be on the list. He’s there because he won’t back down from Zarin. I dig him for the joy he seems to get by taunting Zarin when she’s acting like a spoiled entitled brat. We’ve never seen him be rude to anyone else and he’s great with his wife and daughter. (The “countless” remark that was overheard and overblown as part of Zarin’s strategy to get LuAnn riled up). I think the list would be better is they’d replace Mario with the Count (appeared totally dull, disengaged from his family…)

        • bamabelle57 says:

          I don’t think Mario belongs on the list, either!

      • bamabelle57 says:

        Thanks for the info, DesertGal… I didn’t know that about Matt Keough. I just always assumed he was a major asshole. It’s true about brain injuries. I had a friend who’s husband suffered a brain injury in a car accident and was very violent and mean after his recovery.

  86. cusi77 says:

    Dear Lynn,

    This is a petition… Could you invite Alex or Simon to post a blog in this site?

    I read their book. If I was their admirer before reading it, now I adore them!

    I do not think I am alone in this wish to get to know them more, I do beleive EVERYONE who follow you share the same affect to them.

    Thank you!

  87. MamaSays says:

    I find it sad that her husband shopped around her nude photos and even sadder that they were rejected until now, when her crazy behavior has made her a D-list celebrity.

    I have never seen any of the photos so I am confused as to what the “Playboy shoot” that we saw was for.

    • DesertGal says:

      The “Playboy shoot” on the show was just that…staged for the show, because it looked better than Kelly taking the ladies to lunch and saying, “Hey, you know those old pictures that Playboy rejected like 4,000 times? Well, after I acted like a psychotic jackass on national television, Playboy reconsidered. Gilles is thrilled cause it will get me off his ass for child support this month.”

      Kelly used the staged photo shoot to pretend that ALL the photos that appeared in Playboy were taken recently.

      • dumberries says:

        Kelly’s lying about it is bad enough. But, Bravo was certainly complicit in this deception (unless there was a real shoot on the show and they thought it would be used). I think Kelly herself (not Gilles) might have been the one shopping them around. She’s proven herself to be quite the media lover (even though she’s so “shy”).

        • bamabelle57 says:

          And-Kelly is always accusing someone of something she is doing… like calling Bethenny a “media whore”. Look who the real MEDIA WHORE is… none other than Kelly Killoren Bensimon!

          Jill did say something to Kelly about the PlayBoy photo shoot… she chewed her out for claiming they were for a certain anniversary and they weren’t. Kelly said that’s what her agent said, and Jill said her agent should get the info right. Does anybody else remember that scene in Kelly’s apartment?

          Jill seemed pissed about it because I think she felt like an idiot for telling the same “wrong anniversary” to someone else. I wonder if Jill knew the truth about when the photo’s were really taken at that time, the day she was talking to Kelly in her apartment. The day Jill got onto that horse in Kelly’s living room!

          Why didn’t Andy bring it up in the reunion? Was it Playboy who ordered the current photo shoot of Kelly in her halloween bunny outfit, or was it Playboy shooting it for the cover? I’m confused on that issue.

          Kelly is very deceptive! After reading all the posts and info brought out today, I’m beginning to think we’ve been had! Kelly KNOWS exactly what’s she is doing!

          • vilzvet says:

            Yes, yes, to everything. I saw the mag at my brother-in-law’s and they are as old as Kelly’s skin. The cover, Kelly all covered up, is the ONLY new shot. The episode was a complete deception, and I agree that Bravo was in on it. She kept going on and on about how proud she was to be “in” Playboy at her age when to be accurate she was “on” Playboy (cover only) at her age.

  88. MickeyMouth says:

    We are finally home. Dad’s in his room pushing the buttons on his morphine drip. He had his knee replaced. When we left he was in a lot of pain. He is not one to complain but you can tell he is really hurting. I don’t think he really understands how bad tomorrow is going to be (rehabilitation can be brutal). Anyway, my sister is with my Mom now and I am home. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate it.

    • Glad to hear it MickeyMouth! Hope his recovery is as pain free as possible and quick! 🙂

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

      Glad he is home! Hope the rehab goes smoothly 🙂

      • bamabelle57 says:

        Same here, Mickey Mouth! Good thoughts and prayers for your dad! Our preacher had both his knees replaced at the same time. It was tough, but he’s doing really well right now!

  89. boston02127 says:

    I think Kelly is her own worst enemy. She started out modeling when she was a young teen and most likely had her family doting over her. She went from the safety of her parents to her husband. She married young and had an older man doting over her and taking care of her. I’m assuming she’s had nannies for the girls since they were born. I’m guessing she is getting alimony and maybe child support from her ex and she ended up with two homes. No bills! She’s basically been taken care of all her life. I highly doubt Kelly has ever worried about paying an electric or gas bill, buying a car, etc. I doubt she can balance a checkbook. I think what she has listed as her accomplishments is a joke. I doubt she ever received a degree. I would bet she never made it thou high school. I think she’s dealt with a lot of men in her career and has been told over and over that she’s beautiful. She’s basically floated thru life in a la la land. She’s had no responsibilities. None. She’s now in her forties and her modeling career is pretty much over. I don’t think she ever gave her future much thought.
    In comes Jill. We saw Jill lecture Kelly on the type of man to go for at Ally’s modeling shoot. I’m sure Jill is the one telling Kelly to sell sell sell herself. All of a sudden the world knows Kelly B. Not many people heard of her when she was a model. Now she’s whoring herself out with anything people will pay attention to. Funny thing is Kelly doesn’t know how to market herself. She has no plan. Everything has been done for her in the past and she’s making a total fool out of herself trying to sell herself. She’s pretty much a nobody with no job, no future and no skills and she’s too dumb to realize it.
    Feather jewelry. Anyone who can afford to spend $200. to $300. on a feather and cord necklace would probably want a piece of gold jewelry instead. Her bikini book. She had no target audience for this book. Most people wear bikinis in their 20’s. Most girls in their 20’s are struggling to pay their bills. If it came between buying a new bikini or a book about bikinis, I’m sure most would pick a new bikini to wear. Her Kelly drink and her workout videos are a joke. Any one of us can post a workout video on YouTube but it’s not going to pay the bills. Why isn’t she thinking of this? Because she’s never had to pay the bills. Through out her teens, her twenties and thirties she’s been taken care of. She 42 years old and is nothing but a has-been and a leech.

    • boston02127 says:

      “She’s” not “she”. Sorry. I’m too tired to be typing I guess.

      • bamabelle57 says:

        Well-said, Boston.

        Don’t worry about the typo’s… did you know that most people read the word correctly anyway-there was a study done on this.

        • vilzvet says:

          Nah, she didn’t really marry relatively young. Wasn’t she like 27? She made the claim herself on an episode. I think she only got divorced like 4 years ago.

  90. J_Ashly is attacking Lynn again. Saying that she told people to send Jill threats through the mail. What’s makes me so angry about Jill and some of her crazed followers are that they spout outright lies and never produce proof! Here’s my response:

    On Tuesday 6th July 2010, @AFormerJillFan said:
    @J_Ashly is a liar! 4 someone working in Criminal Justice system, her accusations against @LynnNChicago R based on half-assed assumptions, faulty reasoning & outright lies. Proof is in Lynn’s blog posts-she didn’t tell plp to send threats to Zarin.! Ashley doesn’t care about her public image. God help us w/people like this in CJ in Rhode Island, let alone anywhere else!

    On Tuesday 6th July 2010, @AFormerJillFan said:
    @J_Ashly, when you work in Criminal Justice, you’re held to a higher standard. Get your facts and your spelling correct! You are falsely accusing LynnNChicago! Produce proof of what you claim. You can’t because what you’ve said are lies! You are legally and morally wrong! Take your starstruck eyes off Jill Zarin and pay attention to your own life because you are showing yourself to be a fool!

  91. quincyillinois says:

    I purchased “Naturally Thin” today. I’ve read quite a bit and have decided that I’m going to try the diet in the back of the book. The recipes look interesting.

    I am at goal for weight and body fat percentage after six months of diet and working with a certified physical trainer. I think I will order body by Bethenny and use her diet to help me stay at this weight while I try to build up my muscles with weights under supervision.

    If you try new exercises and enjoy cooking foods for you family, it seems our friend Bethenny has a lot of good ideas.

    • I need to start reading it too Quincy. I’ve bought that, the Skinnygirl book, and her yoga DVD. See, if Jill hadn’t been such an ass, I’d have bought her book too. LOL! 😛

      I plan to follow Bethenny’s diet, too, and the yoga will surely help my arthritis.

      • bamabelle57 says:

        former Jill fan… I didn’t know yoga was good for arthritis? Does it matter what kind of arthritis one has?

  92. dumberries says:

    I’ve heard Kelly and the other housewives say that Kelly was married really young – mostly as an excuse for her apparent arrested development. I don’t get it. She was born in 1968 and she married in 1997. 28 or 29 years old certainly doesn’t seem like a child bride to me.

    • DesertGal says:

      Ah…but Gilles Bensimon may not have been her first husband.

      If he was, then you are right. 28 or 29 is not a child bride. It’s not even “really young”.

    • 201MaryF says:

      Yes, I have written this same thought as comments on different blogs and websites. She was not a young bride or a young mother. She was the average age.

    • boston02127 says:

      Ohh….I thought Kelly married young. I thought she met Gillis when she was in her early 20’s. I don’t know what make me assume that.

      • dumberries says:

        We all assumed that she married young, because Kelly has said it several times on the show. She’s told other housewives on the show and they’ve repeated it. Just another one of her little white lies. In Kellyland – it’s accurate: Kelly is 42 now and acts 16. So, if you convert her real wedding age of 29 into Kelly-years, she would have been 3 ys old at the time. That is young!
        (I haven’t seen any record that she was married before Gilles “Satchels of Gold” Bensimon)

        • DesertGal says:

          No, I haven’t seen any record that she was married before Gilles, or heard any gossip to that extent…I was just supposing. I doubt she was, but it’s not impossible.

      • bamabelle57 says:

        Jill said in one of her camera interviews that Kelly married young to an older man, and blah, blah, blah… I don’t remember what all she said, but was definately making excuses for Kelly’s behavior!

        • felony stupid says:

          In the Real Housewives Get Personal book, Kelly is quoted as saying in regard to her husband: “I was young, but I had this education, and I had traveled so much that I was wise beyond my years.”

          She perpetuates the notion that she was some ingenue bride. Um…she had traveled and was (uh….cough) educated by the stunningly young age of 28?

    • vilzvet says:

      Heheh, should have read ahead! Another Kelly lie and bid for sympathy as a child bride??

  93. golfnut says:

    It is clear to anyone with a brain that Kelly is “not right in the head”. It is also clear that she loves to copy B. Maybe she can copy B and do herself a favor and get a therapist…. Hey… That might be a show with Kelly in it that I would actually watch.
    It could be the TV show version of What About Bob, they could call it WTF Kelly?
    (added the ? because Kelly would want to copy B in her show title too).

    • tuzentswurth says:

      Hahahaa…..perfect. Just think how bad your brain would hurt after a couple of minutes listening to her in therapy. Everybody WOULD be saying WTF Kelly?…..all at once. It would be like a giant flash dance happening only with words that are authentic, real and iconic, and everyone would see rainbows and feel really like happy because they themselves aren’t morons.

  94. Thanks Boston! These people are about the stupidest I’ve ever seen–Samples, Palmer, J_ashly, and Jill Zarin, to boot. They trip up all over themselves. The first three could be 1, 2 or 3 different people, but their stupidity is such that one wonders if only 1 person could be behind all 3 identities. If they are 3 different people, as individuals, they are really inept; collectively, even more so.

    I’m not going to post J_ashly’s tweets but she’s still making a fool of herself. Go to her twitter page if you want to read her tweets regarding Lynn. But I did want to share this one with you:

    @lynnnchicago did tell ppl 2! trust its not defaming when its the truth! and p.s. my name isnt karen barf bag! about 1 hour ago via mobile web

    My response:
    @J_ashly No, that’s not your real name is it? 3 minutes ago via web in reply to J_ashly


  95. heathful_pioneer says:

    Hey guys,

    What do you think B’s big announcement is? She posted about it on twitter a few minutes ago.

  96. scorpiosue1102 says:

    A tweet from Bethenny:


    Good night guys.off to bed.big news tomorrow.exciting&nerve wracking.i’ll share first thing in the am.xo

    • “Exciting & nerve wracking.”

      Possibly a new show–other than BGM?

      I guess if BGM was picked up for another season, that could be nerve wracking.

      Maybe a Martha Stewart type talk show. Bethenny sure has the gift of gab! 🙂

      • scorpiosue1102 says:

        If BGM? (gotta have a new name 😉 ) was picked up and she’s not going back to RHONY that would be a pretty big decision. I think BGM? was kind an unknown. I’m sure it tested well, but it’s just Bethenny and not an ensemble. Should be interesting.

        • bamabelle57 says:

          I don’t like the name Bethenny Getting Married?, either. I know it’s corny but I like “The Hoppy Family”… LOL! Surely if Bethenny has a season~2 they’ll have to come up with another name.

          Any suggestions from other people?

        • error 404 says:

          Did it test well? The audience seemed to love it at first sight, but a lot of critics just shredded it in previews.

  97. boston02127 says:

    Is Jill suppose to be on Double Exposure tonight?

  98. HD says:

    Does anyone watch the D-List? I love that show. Kathy’s mom is hilarious!

  99. boston02127 says:

    Tweet from Andy——http://tweetphoto.com/30782138
    The guy in the pic with him, is that Kelly’s husband from Live with Regis and Kelly?

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