I Hate Jill Zarin Real High School Kids of New Jersey July 13, 2010
Ok Come on! If there is one thing that I cannot stand it is when someone tries to make a fool of me or tries to get one over on me, well guess what? Bravo is well on its way to being on my shit list!
No one who watched the NJ Housewives last night could possibly have believed that this really happened without any influences whatsoever by producers, cameras or pre-planned drama!
How many times have we heard Jill Zarin say that she was told to bring the drama or lose her apple. Well I have no idea what the Jersey girls hold, there’s no apple, peach or orange in their hands but there is always a danger of losing their place on the show.
First a girl who does not model, does not have any experience modeling and isn’t even the modeling type is asked out of the blue to model in a fashion show. This ensures that Jacqueline and Teresa will be attending the function. The drama at Posche’ Boutique with Danielle and her customer service issues also seemed way out of whack, however, it allowed for Kim to call Danielle and beg her to come to the fashion show. Danielle is talking to Kim about “rebuilding their relationship”? After what? The traumatic event of a rude salesclerk? This has broken down this friendship so badly that they need to “rebuild” it? WTF?
Caroline, in my opinion, just refused to play along not caring if she loses her apple, peach or orange! Smart lady!
So the stage is set (by Bravo) to ensure that Danielle is at the same function as Teresa and Jacqueline. Add to that the always volatile Ashley in attendance, throw in one of the Kim’s for good measure and we’re off to the races! No one will ever convince me that these two Kim’s weren’t given instruction from producers and are both auditioning to be the next Real Housewife of New Jersey! If you look at every incident that has happened to date on this show, one of the two Kim’s was involved in the drama!
We then are treated to meetings and conference calls, discussions and strategy planning all in preparation of this friggin fashion show! Should we go, should we not go, what we should do if someone looks at us wrong, what we should tell Ashley. Time filler nonsense! Everyone knows they’re going so the editors need a smack for all this wasted time! Again, making viewers look like fools!
Just watching Ashley give that sickening wave to Danielle and staring at her like a punk was enough to make me turn it off…. Of course, I didn’t turn it off. When the teenage delinquent pulled Danielle’s hair, I should have turned it off again, but again, nothing!
This is truly like a bad movie with horrific acting. If anyone thought for one moment that Teresa really just wanted to say hello to Danielle and chat a bit catching up with each other’s lives, I have some swamp land in Florida I’d like to sell you! All of these women are either outright told to create drama or they just sense that they need to create drama in order to stay on the show. There is no doubt in my mind that Teresa wants to stay on this show more than anything! We also know now that she desperately needs the money as well!
If Jacqueline left the dining room of the fashion show to go look for Ashley, why did she plop her ass down in a chair next to Teresa?
On a side note, do you think that Teresa and Jacqueline have the first clue how absolutely STUPID they look in those idiotic fur stole jackets? OMG! Hideous!
Teresa calls Danielle, “honey” then changes it to “bitch, is bitch better?” And “what, I had to say hello first?” to “why are you running away from me?” They might as well be saying, “Did you see them walking to History class together holding hands?” or “ I wonder who Juicy Joe is going to take to the prom.” What the hell? We’re not children and we’re not idiots, that was the tag line that Bravo sells this show with? Truly asinine!
When Danielle comes off as the sane and rational person in this incident that says it all! Danielle is no longer the bad guy, now Teresa and Jacqueline are the mean girls who are attacking Danielle. As Bethenny says, “it’s what happened!”
The entire fight was ridiculous, Teresa and Jacqueline chase Danielle throughout a country club screaming at her, “I read the court documents, Danielle” and “my house isn’t in foreclosure” (a technicality by the way) Who does that? No one!
There are actually people defending Ashley’s need to “defend” her mother. First of all, we all know that there was no way that kid thought Danielle hit her mother, even if she did think that, how would pulling her hair when she was surrounded by large men help her mother?
Someone needs to teach Teresa that when a police officer asks you for identification, your response is not to tell him to get Danielle’s driver’s license, but to do as you’re told! You do not tell a police officer how to do his job! When an officer asks you what happened, your response of “I didn’t do nothing” is not only poor English, but it is the wrong answer! Treating a police officer who was trying to do his job like crap just shows the class of these people. Typical citizens who had done nothing wrong would have cooperated fully, mob wives who have no respect for law enforcement treat officers the way Teresa did.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are being duped! Bravo is expecting us to swallow this utter crap as entertainment! I don’t find it entertaining, I don’t find it funny and I don’t like being treated like an idiot by a television network that I support as much as anyone, probably more than most!
There are only two things that would have made this show worth watching. One would be if we had gotten to see Ashley taken away in handcuffs and two if Kim’s driver would have run Teresa down with the car when she stood in front of it demanding to talk to Danielle.
There is a lot of debate about Albie’s education and the situation that he is in at this point but there is too much that we don’t know. Most important, what is his disability? It was never made clear and it is critical to making an informed opinion. We don’t know how much the school knew about Albie’s disability. We don’t know if the school made any effort to assist him in regards to his disability. The school would only be obligated to assist if they were aware, obviously, and if the law required it. We don’t know if Caroline and Al got their son any private assistance with his coursework.
More questions, how long had Albie known that he was failing law school before anything was done about it? Albie’s attorney said that the school dropped the ball, but she also indicated that Albie was given a number to call to get assistance and got no answer. How many times did he call that number? When he got no response, did he return to the Dean of Students and inform him of that? Making one phone call and not getting an answer is not much effort. I think the burden of exhausting all resources should be on the student at this age.
I think it is admirable that Albie wants to go back to school, however, I don’t think he should get any help that any other student isn’t entitled to receiving. If the rules are, you have to wait two years, why should Albie be an exception? It is tough to believe that Albie didn’t know he was failing well before the end of the year and it doesn’t appear as though he made every effort he could to get the help that he needed before it was too late. Again, we don’t know the answer to that, maybe he tried everything, screamed from the rooftops that he needs help and was ignored by everyone, professors, parents and the Dean of Students?
Fans of the show are debating the education situation but again, without more information, there is really no way to make an educated opinion. Opening up debate is always a good thing but when the debate turns ugly and into arguments and fighting, it doesn’t make sense.
Caroline appeared on Watch What Happens Live in May and pretty much said it all ends well so again, why does it matter, apparently he ends up back in law school.
Chris and Jacqueline sitting down to talk to Ashley about her behavior were so frustrating! They are not saying what needs to be said. She walked away from that conversation thinking she was right and her parents were wrong. That kid has absolutely no remorse, she had no explanation for her horrible behavior, and she’s never going to change, she is immature, she appears on Twitter and Facebook with the same horrendous attitude she has on the show!
Clearly I don’t think I’m “too good” to watch this crap, I watch Bravo all the time but this isn’t the typical trash, this show is the ultimate train wreck and we’re all forced to watch it because Bravo says so apparently! Bravo, I really detest you right now!
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