I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef / Housewives News July 15, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                     Top Chef – Angelo Has Crabs?/Housewives News            July 15, 2010

One of the Bravo shows that I do enjoy, Top Chef!  I still don’t think that they have the same caliber of chefs that they had last season in this year’s competition but it’s entertaining all the same! 

What was that strange interaction between Angelo and Tamesha at the opening of the show?  I find them to be an odd pair.  I guess that Angelo needs to befriend somebody, clearly all of the guys think he’s too cocky so they’re all out but I can’t see Angelo really having any respect for another chef so what is this all about?  Tamesha has typically been in the middle of the pack of Chef’s, we really haven’t seen her shine or fail – this will be interesting to watch.   

The quick fire challenge was to prepare a dish utilizing Blue Crabs.  If you’ve ever had Blue Crabs you will know why this was a tough challenge.  Honestly, I don’t know why anyone even bothers with them, leave them at the bottom of the ocean!  They are so hard to open, and then when you finally get to the meat, there is about a teaspoon full of crab meat inside. 

I wasn’t surprised to see that only one or two actually made a meal out of the crab meat, there just isn’t enough crab.  There were soups, salads, chowders and even a broth.  Kenny made three appetizers out of the crab meat and Timothy actually had a substantial amount of crab meat in his dish.  Angelo announces that he once had “crabs” which was way too much information and completely unnecessary!  For that reason alone, I’m glad Angelo didn’t win.

Those in the bottom three were Amanda, Andrea and Kevin.  Kevin has been in the bottom for the last four challenges and it appears as though is days may be numbered, we’ll see. 

The Blue Crab challenge top three included the usual suspects of Kenny and Angelo along with Ed.  I was surprised not to see Timothy just due to the large amount of crab that was in his dish, it sure looked tasty!  That’s the frustrating part of this show, without being able to taste the dishes it is tough to tell why some of the top and bottom are chosen.  Chef Tom’s blog does help with this a little bit!

I didn’t necessarily think that Angelo’s broth was top three material but I suppose it must have tasted amazing to make the top three, Kenny’s looked great, something I would have loved to taste but in the end the two top dogs were taken down by Ed who now has immunity for the elimination challenge.

Apparently this group, when left to their own accord cannot make a decision as simple as whether to sit down or stand up to pee.  I’m still feeling the love of the crew from last season and I just cannot see them acting this way.  Michael, Bryan, Kevin and the gang from last season had so much class and genuinely cared about one another by the end of the season that it is hard to watch this group being so cut-throat.  This group doesn’t know how to split up into groups, whether to have two teams or teams of two.  To be honest, I don’t know why they bothered to group themselves into two, since each chef made his or her own dish. 

I know that Bravo thinks that it is fun for us, but I would really prefer not to watch these people arguing over everything.  In the end it doesn’t matter, each chef has their own dish to prepare and be judged on. 

That mini-show that they played during the half way point or so of the show was Kenny walking around in a bath robe and others commenting on him.  Really?  Completely unnecessary, this is a cooking competition Bravo!  Stop trying to make a showmance or even a bromance out of this! 

For once we did not see Angelo in the top four but instead Kenny, Kevin, Andrea and Kelly.  Just a few minutes ago we thought maybe Kevin was in danger of being eliminated due to his long string of bottom placing dishes.  Instead he is our winner!  Nice job pulling out the win Kevin!  He wins exactly…nothing. 

Poor Amanda doesn’t know what goes into a Minestrone soup, I’m not even Italian and I know that there is typically pasta in a Minestrone soup.  With three hours to prepare a soup, I don’t think cutting the ingredients to similar sizes is too much to ask.  This girl is grating on my last nerve, I don’t know what it is about her but I do not see her as Top Chef material.  There are always a few chef’s that compete who don’t seem to belong, if you’re going to be a cocky Chef, you better be able to back it up and I don’t think she has the ability to back up her attitude.  

I’m still seeing Kenny and Angelo in the final two at this point, they’re both cocky with attitudes but they seem to be able to back it up with confidence and talent. Ed may just be a contender as well.  None of the women are really coming out as shining superstars yet, maybe we just haven’t seen it yet but I hope one of them does step up and beats the crap out of the men! 

The best part of Top Chef:     Photos By Chef Tom Colicchio:  http://tweetphoto.com/32743487


In other news, Bethenny Frankel is on the cover of People Magazine with her beautiful baby daughter Bryn.  It is a gorgeous photograph of the two of them together and it really is a milestone to have Bethenny grace the cover, it shows she isn’t just a reality star but she is a star!  Jill has got to be looking like the jolly green giant at this point, you just know she’s screaming throughout the Hamptons that it’s all not fair! 

Alex tweeted yesterday that she was at the same party as Jill but gave each other a “wide berth” not speaking to one another.  No surprise there.  Here’s Alex’s tweet and link to a very short article about it:

RT @Mandowie @mccordalex have you and jill had any run ins lately? – Yes, in Hamptons last Sat & reported in OKMag:   http://bit.ly/aI8nGE

It’s great to hear that Alex and Simon still continue to live their lives and enjoy some time in the Hamptons ignoring the wrath of Jill Zarin!

Alex’s final tweet of the night:

off to bed, finally! Big day tomorrow & then book signing Fri in Syosset, NY: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117921824918828&index=1

She has linked her Facebook page which has the schedule of their book signing and public appearances listed. 

If anyone gets a chance to see Alex and Simon in person at a book signing or event, I highly recommend going, they’re fantastic people.  I really enjoyed their book as well, Little Kids Big City.  (an unpaid endorsement)  lol

Kelly Bensimon, who is always good for a laugh or two seems to have lost some of her momentum which tends to get her to answer some of her tweets about the show.  Whenever it quiets down for her, she needs to draw the attention back onto herself, she does this by going back to discussing the St. John dinner party.  Sure fans ask her about it but she had been ignoring all of those questions for a long time.  A girl needs attention, take the fans back to the crazy, here are some of Kelly’s tweets:

Macao is amaze for dinner. I love the mushroom croquettes. Yummm

Going to alice and olivia and mac beauty bar. U?

@lunchboxbunch even jessica biel eats healthfully like me. everyone needs one day to eat whatever they want. its impossible not too

I am obsessed with the tomtom and pandora. U?


Good night tweeters. More tomorrow. 5miles on the west side hey!

At FRESCOS with @charliewalk and sara gore and @cheweylouiewife aka rosanna scotto for the best pizza ever.

At acme. Awesome food and music. U don’t like fun do u?

Lunch at Lure was delicious. The sushi is amazing

At apple store. I guess I’ll wait for the new ipad

News – Kelly Bensimon: “I’m Not Crazy, Not in Therapy” – Movies, TV & Music – UsMagazine.com http://shar.es/mRTcv

CHECK OUT HARPER BAZAAR AUG ISSUE. thank you for tweeting me, and thank you for caring. i am so flattered. xo kelly

@mnsportsscene i have no regrets from last season of #rhnyc. always be true to yourself, cry louder if you need to

@cohn99 i have an appearance in VEGAS next week

whos going to run and get the new HARPERS BAZAAR? There is a huge article on me. its amazing. GLENDA BAILEY IS A GENIUS

@cohn99 i am wokring on my fall jewelry line which is sooooo HOT. we’ll see if QVC or HSn wants it

@OnBakerStreet BRAVO pr did a great job managing the press of RHNYC

@jamieealexaa E! loves kids, dogs, horses, real life, love, creativity, and hard work. i love how they believe in their talent

@Peary85 you see me on a tv show. please dont judge. i would never judge you or anyone else. its not my game

@cammienolan the only time i was defensive was on scary island, i kept to myself the rest of the season

@ILuvkristin its tv, and i love the process. i am grateful

@cohn99 the next man i marry will be my partner in life. i want to build a life with someone, and be buried next to them

@ILuvkristin thank you for taking the time to tweet me

@ILuvkristin i dont need help. i cried and was upset. it was an amazing episode, and i dont regret one moment of filming. i am grateful

@ILuvkristin i am so glad you love the show.

@ILuvkristin its a tv show, and i was so alarmed and flattered by how people were concerned.

@cohn99 bethanny should be so proud of her show. her producers are the best tv has to offer.

@cammienolan i give you a sneak peek into my real life on twitter and youtube.com. #rhnyc is an intersection with women i dont know well

@ILuvkristin it was an amazing scene. and the rating were insane. i dont know what you want me to say?

@OnBakerStreet i am tweeting to tell you the real story. i dont need a pr team to “spin” #rhnyc. the pr team for BRAVO is great

@cohn99 whatever JZ wants to say is fine. we got the best ratings for BRAVO, ever.

@ILuvkristin have you ever argued with someone who doesnt like you? that was me with B.

@knolan4 3rhnyc is a job. you deal with the card your dealt. dont hate the player, hate the game. i loved the entire season until St. John

@LitSnitch i recognize that viewers dont like to watch models on tv. Heidi is approachable and charming

@LitSnitch reality tv is a synthesization of what we think we see and what we really see. perception/ reality

@cammienolan i think you are taking the scenes too seriously. i was not bullying B at all. i didnt want to put up with the drama anymore

@lastenner if i didnt think the tv drama was brilliant i would have never talked about it in the press.

@jamieealexaa everyone communicates poorly when they are upset. i have no problem with that

@tweetybear101 i shave my legs everyday and use baby oil in the shower to get my legs shiny

@ILuvkristin i dont need mental help, thank you. i just need to be with people who want the best, not try to get the worst.

@cohn99 twitter is a great vehicle for me to immediately respond to those who are interested. yes, i am a very sensitive person

@cohn99 whatever Andy Cohen, the VP of Bravo says is fine with me

@cammienolan i am on online to answer whatever you ask. we need to clear the slate

@ILuvkristin i am so flattered that you acknowleged that the behavoir was bizarre. i was really upset and my feelings were really hurt.

@Alessia_007 i would love to be a fashion show where i can make women feel great about themselves, yes.

@jamieealexaa my favorite shops are INTERMIX and HM

@jamieealexaa i cant stop people from having opinions. i am so flattered by the on pour of concern, though

@lastenner shows need “pop ups” or “dramatic moments’ like a climax in a novel. me crying ‘pop’ed. i was upset and cried, so what?

@knolan4 i know you think i am crazy, and thats great. its tv. crazy doesnt film days later. #stayreal

@JohnRDel bravo is brilliant at casting. the #rhnj is a brilliant franchise

@ILuvkristin i really cant justify a tv show, and its enough to be beraded about it constantly.

@LitSnitch fashion is dramatic for its creative, i dont like the shows, for people overdramatize

@Alessia_007 the dinner was a very hard moment for me, and i honestly HATE reliving it every second

@mnsportsscene i would love to take more pictures. i really loved taking picts of real peeps/ and the ladies

@cohn99 the new job will be released in a few weeks

@Alessia_007 i wanted the TIM GUNN show so badly. but #RHNYC put me on the map, and i am grateful

@cohn99 i had a horrible thing happen with a charity. i only worked with the MET. i didnt want to exploit the MET on #rhnyc

@cohn99 i am sorry to misspell bethannys name, i honestly dont know how its spelled. please correct me

As always the most recent tweets are at the top of the page….so what have we learned about our hero, Kelly Bensimon. 

She is still thirsty for attention.  Other people are getting attention, like Bethenny and the Jersey Housewives and Kelly wants some, so she is tweeting about last season of RHONY.  In her defense, people are still asking about it.  However, if she would stop answering questions about it and refuse to discuss it like she promised, those questions would stop coming in.  Kelly doesn’t want the discussion to end because there isn’t anything else in her world to keep fan’s attention and focus on her rather than on others.  

Kelly is also talking about a fall jewelry line and even mentions the possibility of QVC or HSN.  I think I can safely say that Kelly will not be on either of those programs with a jewelry line, once again, this is her cry for attention.  Kelly sees that Ramona has her jewelry on HSN and thinks she deserves the same, however there is no comparison between Ramona’s beautiful (but overpriced) collection and the feather’s on wire that Kelly has created.  Strangely enough Kelly’s mention of HSN was also shortly after Bethenny appeared on HSN. 

We know that Kelly eats out…a LOT!  We can clearly see that she spends very little time with her children.  Kelly tweets not only where she is dining but with whom she is dining and it’s not Teddi and Sea!

We learned that Kelly can’t spell worth a damn, even admitting to not being able to spell Bethenny’s name, no one is buying that bullshit!  Kelly’s immature 13-year old girl way of dissing Bethenny is by misspelling her name!  What excuse does she have for misspelling other common words in the dictionary?  No idea!

Kelly talks about the Tim Gunn show that she auditioned for but did not get.  That was years ago and the show did not take off very well, maybe it was because Kelly wasn’t the co-host?  Get over it Kelly!  For someone who claims to want to move on and not live in the past, this chick can’t seem to get it together! 

Kelly is obsessed with Bethenny, she performs like a trained monkey in You-Tube video’s copying, in her low rent way, all of the high end things that Bethenny has done or is doing.   Wait for it, next Kelly will do something on skin care since that is what Bethenny is launching next. 

Kelly’s obsession with Bethenny has covered every single thing that Bethenny has done, including diet and fitness.  Kelly’s brand of diet and fitness, however, have not been reviewed and approved by any professional’s.  No doctor has signed off on her absurd diet, no fitness expert has been consulted on her yoga moves.  In fact, I have seen reports that Kelly is actually doing some of the Yoga incorrectly.  This could cause back, leg and knee injuries.   Kelly is reckless, stupid and immature!  It’s a good thing that she married and divorced well because she will never support herself. 

This is the Kelly tweet that really irritates me:

   @BitterOldBag BRAVO wanted me to legitimize the #RHNYC brand. i was supposed to be on a show with tim gunn.

She really thinks that SHE legitimized the RHONY “brand”?  Get a clue Kelly!  She wasn’t “supposed” to be on Tim Gunn’s show, she auditioned but was turned down for that show!  She has quite the ego!

Be Gone Kelly, Be gone!

Jill Zarin is apparently, once again, spending the majority of her summer in the Hamptons.  I still don’t fully understand why someone would sell their home in the Hamptons then rent one for the next season.  If your plan is to continue to summer in the Hamptons, why not keep your home? 

Here’s my favorite tweet from Jill Zarin:

Thank you for all the book signing requests! Planning to go to LA, Minnesota, Chicago, Dayton, Detroit, Atlanta so far. Still confirming.

I hope she makes it to Chicago, I have a few books that I’d like her to sign, one is called “Little Kids, Big City” and the other, “Naturally Thin”!

I talked about this book, “Real Housewives Get Personal” in a previous blog, here now here is an opposing view:  Book Review: The Real Housewives Get Personal http://bit.ly/aghvNg  It sounds to me like the reviewer is a fairly new housewives fan and is eating up all of the information that we already knew but judge for yourselves.

Gretchen Rossi of the OC Housewives announced her own handbag line, one of her recent tweets:

Hey check out Kristin Cavallari Rocking one of my new handbags on the red carpet last night for the season finale… http://fb.me/BEdsGvba

In all the hoopla just before Gretchen’s announcement of her handbag line, she had been hinting at a big thing happening in her life.  Of course, she was referring to the handbags but fans assume and spread the word that Gretchen is getting her own show…She tweeted to Andy Cohen:

BravoAndy where do they hear this?RT @JeremyF17: @GretchenRossi shut up you’re getting your own show?! My dream is coming true I cannot wait! Love you gorgeous! You’re a bombshell!

Oh Dear Gretchen!  I cannot imagine where they hear that?  Andy’s response:

@GretchenRossi no clue. congrats on your shopnbc and the new business!

I think Andy can see right through that nonsense, the man may be many things, but stupid he is not!  Gretchen got plenty of tweets just asking her if it is true that she got her own show, she didn’t forward any of those tweets to Andy, it was one fan who is over the top in love with Gretchen just in case Andy missed it. 

Dina Manzo tweeted to Andy Cohen:

Dear @Bravoandy now u went & pissed of the sun. I think u owe her an apology. Didn’t realize how powerful you really are. Now I’m scared…

I’m sure she meant pissed OFF the sun….those highly educated Jersey girls strike again!

Andy’s response:

@dinamanzo that’s funny

In other Dina Manzo news, she is still OFF the show and completely unworthy of any further discussion.

I haven’t forgotten about Big Brother, I have so much catching up to do on that show but in the meantime I hope you’ll check out my friend Toni’s blog about Big Brother.  She actually has some good stuff about Ashley (Jacqueline’s daughter) as well.  Check out all her blogs:


My friend who is @litsnitch on Twitter created a great new web site that has all of the blogs that are Housewife related all in one place, she’s still working on getting all the different blogs/articles posted there but what a great idea!  Bookmark this one – Here is that site:

http://therhblogcentral.com/?p=505 ßweb site  Follow on Twitter at @RHBlogCentral

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512 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef / Housewives News July 15, 2010

  1. nancy says:

    Felony Stupid,

    Not wanting to cause any problems. You must not have read the book. D. has such a very small and mwan small part in this book. What she did is awful. Most people would still be in jail for the crimes she did. But she cut a great deal in hopes the law could get the Big Guys. Kidnap, holding gun to a head, drugs,lot’s of drugs. Again, this part of the book was maybe a couple of pages. Just so you know. Still hat Jill.

    • felony stupid says:

      Hi Nancy – You’re right, I didn’t read it. Not sure I understand how that makes the guy who wrote it any more trustworthy or his version of events any more truthful. I’m certainly not defending Danielle – I suspect she was was in up to her eyeballs in some underhanded, probably illegal, stuff – but I would personally be more apt to read this book if the author wasn’t a guy with such a BIG iron in this particular fire.

      No problems caused! 🙂

  2. nancy says:

    Sorry, still HATE Jill

  3. Absurd says:

    Great post as always Lynn!
    Gretchen Rossi’s fans think she’s getting her own show because they have been listening to that stalker Tweetmaxine. How do we spell g-u-l-l-i-b-l-e?

  4. nancy says:

    Very small. Sorry need to do a better edit.

  5. boston02127 says:

    Thanks for the new blog Lynn. 5 stars! You’re so right about Kelly and her big ego. She contradicts so much. Her “healthful diet” of pretty much starving all week and eating on only Sundays…..She tweets all week about what she’s eating. I can’t stomach her.

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      Me either Boston. Her “diet” was calculated calorie wise to be about 700 a day. Then Kelly comes back and says it’s not 700 calories a day. Kelly, Kelly, Kelly, you GAVE the interviewer what you eat for each meal. It is simple enough to take that information and figure out the calories and it’s 700 a day. That is NOT healthy yet because Kelly thinks and says it she thinks it HAS to be true.

      Kelly is one of those people that if she says or thinks something enough times she believes that to be the truth.

  6. Just a shout-out to BOSTON! Thanks for the link on the bottom of the other page-I borrowed it for my blog. I hafta go to work right now, and I have a creepy feeling like I’m gonna SEE! one of these characters irl. (I’m working @ The Jersey Shore right now, so it could happen?) .
    I hafta come back later and digest Lynn’s post, good stuff Lynn!-if I do it now, I’ll never get to work.

  7. sophie says:

    I love Kely’s tweet (oops…did I accidentally on purpose misspell her name?) about how Bethenny (oh look, I spelled Bethenny’s name correctly) has such a wonderful show, how her producers are the BEST! Aren’t these the same producers she dissed by calling them liars in regards to her being ‘forced’ to attend psychotic island?

    Is this her meager attempt at damage control where her employers are concerned?

  8. scorpiosue1102 says:

    What really struck me about Top Chef was that Timothy never gets why his food is in the bottom. To me, that is more worrisome because he thinks all of his food is great yet major chefs don’t like it. Something is wrong with his palette then. Even Andrea knew she had a bad dish in the quickfire. I’d much rather have someone who can admit that their dish wasn’t good rather than blowing smoke.

    Also, Kenny and Angelo’s chest beating, I-have-to-be-the-leader arguments in front of everyone was such a turn off. No matter how good they are I don’t want them to win. Kelly Liken has already been on Iron Chef America so she has to be a good chef (she didn’t win) and she’s holding her own. I’d like to see her be one of the last chefs or even Andrea who is getting stronger in each competition.

    Kelly is a whack-a-doo. She is OBSESSED with people just knowing who she is. It does not matter if what she is doing is bad or good as long as you hear her name she’s ok with it.

    • Capiche says:

      Right! About Timothy. And it’s actually quite funny and sad. He’s so sure about his dish with the special rub and then…the letdown. Poor guy. What is even more impressive is that they tape the THs after the whole judging so you know he knows he didn’t win yet he plays it up so well. Didn’t know Kelly was on Iron Chef America. Interesting.

      • BamaBelle says:

        That is interesting news about Kelly-I didn’t know she was on Iron Chef, either… That’s impressive!

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      I should put that the last paragraph is about Kelly Bensimon not Kelly Liken. Just popped into my head that that was totally confusing even to me! LOL

  9. WindyCityWondering says:

    Good morning Lynn. You have served up an interesting platter of topics today – so you get my vote for Top Chef!

    Wading through Kelly’s tweeting, you made a good point – when does she have time to spend with her children? Those children who are her LIFE and for who those RULES of engagement she loves to spout may be away on vacation (from mommy). As we follow Kelly as she eats and name drops her way around town, I had a thought that maybe she is not crazy but just extremely lonely and unhappy and is having a raging inner battle (reality: I’m 41 and that is scary vs if I act like a petulant teenager then like Peter Pan I will never have to grow up and face myself.)….
    She wants us to think she is living an amazing life and that she is fabulously creative and authentic. Her disconnect is that we are watching her copy Bethenny’s life to a point and that her own opinion or take on things is more important than the reality we see. She lives to strike a pose – to make everyone think she is having a great time, but that frozen smile seems to hide a sad, broken, middle age woman who wishes for a life do over.
    I am not cutting her any slack here – like Ashley – her words and actions are hers whether she is willing to own them or not. And I will not watch her on RHONY if she returns – Bravo could split the hour and put Ramona, Alex, Sonja together and then Jill, Kelly and LuAnn together and we get the choice of which and/or both half hour segments we want to watch…..

  10. Capiche says:

    Hi Lynn! Thanks for the blog. I was sort of intrigued by the editing on Top Chef last night. I think they tried to play up the relationships between the chefs more than the food they presented. That’s the difference betwees Las Vegas and DC. Last season, the food was prominent and this season, I think the cast, because they are a little funny and crazy, will be featured more until the later rounds. I did think Angelo and Tamesha are an odd couple only because Angelo is skeevy (he admitted he had crabs! CRABS!) and I do think Tamesha makes good food so not sure if it’s genuine or all a part of his strategy and he is trying to help along those he thinks he can beat in the end. Now as for the Tiffany and Ed angle, I’m not sure what to make of it because I think Tiffany admitted she was dating someone back home and I think Ed likes Tiffany a liiiiiittttleee too much. Will these story lines develop?? The plot and the minestrone soup sans pasta thickens!

    I think it was time for Tim to go but I will miss his THs. And he had the best THs. Tim, putting soy or soyee sauce into a dish does not make it Asian. It makes it salty, and sometimes tasty! LOL! And the way he always felt he had a winning dish only to be let down…The cutaways to his face during the quickfire challenge judging was priceless! Dude sure had confidence. His parting message and shots were sweet though.

    I thought the group challenge was a snore. At this point I’m looking for people to separate themselves from the pack and I didn’t see it happening. But it looks like a good time was had by all!

    Now on to our beloved housewives…I can’t…I just can’t….I tuned into RHONJ on Monday and was horrified. Genuinely horrified. It was disgusting. To quote Teresa the pig…Who does that? I mean they chased Danielle! Chased her! It’s one thing to argue with her and curse her and call her names but to actually chase her and stalk her at the car. WHOA! And who’s crazy?! And that Ashley??!! There are just no words. Talk about systematic bullying. If you know she is crazy, then let her be. I don’t care what Danielle has done in the past or what the Manzos claim she is doing now, she actually turned and left and was run down and hunted like a dog. I thought these things stop happening in middle school. Guess not. I was sickened. And what struck me was this was all because she dared to tell Teresa that her $5 million house was in foreclosure. Hahaha! Besides, that house is worth $5 million? In New Jersey? Really?

    I think that’s what aggravates them about Danielle. She has their number. She may be devious and paranoid but that girl is like a snake when she strikes; she hits them where it hurts, if we believe the Dina and the ex-husband business…Teresa and her fake facade of wealth…Jacqueline and her parenting…Ashley and her fat upper arms (this still has me chuckling).

    Their all sad. Just sad.

    • Capiche says:

      Conducting my own spell check here. Insead of their…They’re. Last sentence.

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      You’re right about Danielle. She does have their number. She may be trashy and big ball of crazy, but she’s smart. That’s the difference between her and Kelly. Danielle does not tweet crazy stuff, unlike Kelly. Danielle’s confrontations have meaning behind them rather than hearing “satchels of gold”. Smart is a little bit more worrisome because smart can also equal devious. Kelly could never be devious.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      You hit what has been bothering me this season – it’s like more personality and less culinary creativity and execution! I truly don’t feel invested in any of them, maybe Kely cause I do watch the Next Iron Chef series – it is hard not to compare the two shows.

  11. BamaBelle says:

    Good Morning, Everyone!

    Thanks for the great re-cap of Top Chef. I agree, the contestants aren’t the same quality as previous years… I’m finding the show boring this 7th season! But, I did hear Angelo’s “crabs” remark… GROSS, and yeah, too much info! He and Tamesha are an odd pair… she’s seems way too sweet for Angelo! At this point, I don’t care who wins-sooooooooo disappointed in Top Chef this year!

    I don’t know how anybody makes sense from the “Tweeting”… my head is spinning from all that and I don’t understand it… LOL! Still can’t stand Jill or Kelly though, and even if I did Tweet-I wouldn’t believe anything Kelly or Jill has to say!

    Lynn–Can you answer something that’s driving me CRAZY? Or, anybody else if you know… That video of Tersa walking through their new pizza place and apartment complex in the video you gave us a link to… do they own that now????

    Did Teresa and Joe bankrupt on millions then somehow gain enough credit and cash to finance a restuarant and apartment building, all of which were being re-modeled? Teresa said in that video on the Bravo website that Joe was in construction, and now (since the economy) he’s opening new/different businesses. That’s not exactly what she said but it was something like that. How can that be? How can they do all this claiming only 79,000 yearly income? Please tell me these businesses are now CLOSED and included in the bankruptcy! Because if they had that kind of money to start over with businesses like that-something’s BAD wrong!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It sounded to me that they own the building – pizza on the street level and 6-8 apartment units above. It sounded like Teresa said it was one of her many investment properties – in her name – which since they filed Chap 7 together would be included in the filing. There seems to be a lot of undeclared income/cash floating around in this mess. It also sounded like Joe was preparing Dumbzilla for the eventual – moving into the “suites” above the restaurant. Joe is using humor but soon it will be No happy wife, no happy life!
      She may not want to believe what Chap 7 or Chap 13 (which IMO is where they will end up because what they have declared doesn’t come close to what is seen on the show) really means – it isn’t a “fresh start” and you get to keep the toys of your choice – it is a court ordered legal obligation to repay what the court feels should be repayed at a rate they choose and for the time period they determine, with the added bonus of not allowing the same spending behavior to continue for many years.

      • BamaBelle says:

        Thanks Windy,

        So… they did include this buiding in Chapter 7? Are they currently running the Pizza Parlor and apartments? If this was during the time they filed… where was the money coming from for all the expensive remodling? I’m so confused?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          It is confusing – whether this building or any of the “investment properties” Teresa says she has in her own name are included is anyone’s guess! Where Joe is getting the money for this venture would be an interesting thing to know – I am imagining holes in the backyard filled with CASH…… these people are doing everything wrong to come out the otherside of bankruptsy with anything!

          • BamaBelle says:

            Teresa and Joe are just plain CROOKS! I don’t know how bankruptcy works-I don’t understand how you can default on millions of dollars-around 11 million, but keep a building that’s paid for! Shouldn’t they have to sell that property to pays creditors?

            How can they say (in court papers) that they’re broke-but have money to remodel apartments and the HUGE expense of opening a restuarant while claiming to be broke? I don’t understand that-I do understand they have figured out the system and are LIARS and CROOKS!

            Why does everybody else have to pay their bills and struggle if you can wipe it all away and start over continuing to open new businesses that need cash/credit to run… and you seem to have that cash. I know bankruptcy helps many people who need it, but should you get to keep a mansion while owing millions to creditors?

            Shouldn’t Teresa and Joe have to sell that house and live within your means?

            • BamaBelle says:

              I mean… live within THEIR means?

              And, why does Teresa think she’s too good to live in an apartment or someone elses previously owned house? She made that statement last year-it was gross to live in someone’s house… how freaking ridiculous!

              Ooohhhhhhh-I hope they lose that house and have to buy something cheaper-a gross and disgusting home that belonged to somebody else! I’ve never heard of such!

    • Maxine49 says:

      Here’s how they can do it….they filed a personal bankruptcy….the pizzeria and the apts, etc. must have been built under a corporation.

  12. shanty says:

    Great Blog Lynn – you made some excellent points about TC & our resident whackadoo. Kevin must have really lucked out last night and all of the others dishes were not all that great. It will be interesting to see if he has another win. Kenny’s ego is annoying. He doesn’t have enough wins to back it up. At least Angelo has several wins and will admit that another chef dish was better than his (drunky Mandy’s ribs at the intern picnic). I’m surprised Mandy didn’t dump a bottle of wine in her soup.

    Kelly, Kelly, Kelly…is she really putting herself in the same category as Heidi Klum? Puh-leaze! I would have loved to see Tim Gunn’s face when he heard that Kelly wanted to do a show with him – priceless. Even a class act like Tim would not be able to fake sheer horror. I would pay money to watch Kellingthemsoftly on QVC. Wouldn’t pay for her crap joory, but that would be a master train wreck. Oh those poor spokesmodel gals would have their work cut out for them.

    As for her healthful diet of 700 calories per day, the 2000 calories from gummy bears & lollipops were omitted (cartwheels are calorie free!).

  13. scorpiosue1102 says:

    News on RH of Beverly Hills Camille Grammer. Kelsey Grammer did not have a pre-nup with Camille so their divorce is going to be all kinds of interesting and messy. They started production in March so it is possible they are still filming. Hmmm.

  14. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    Bethenny will be co-hosting The View next Thursday. I hope the ladies on The View are going to be nicer to Bethenny this time around, I thought they were a little rude to her last month.

    Bethenny Bethenny Co-Hosting “The View” Next Thursday?

  15. CH says:

    GREAT BLOG! HOORAY! I hope Jill does go to Chicago. Everyone show up in mass with Alex and B.’s books for her to sign. I would LOVE THAT! Flip video of it please!

    “RHONY wanted me to legit their brand.” Everyone twitter that to the super-annoying ANDY today so he can see that Kelly is taking credit. SHE’S A NUTBALL. But what can we expect from Howard Stern’s best friend.

    As for Jill, what an old hag. Can’t wait to see her on the cover of FOGHORNS TODAY magazine.

  16. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet: i shave my legs everyday and use baby oil in the shower to get my legs shiny
    Kelly forgot to finish…..I shave my legs everyday and use baby oil in the shower to get my legs shiny cuz I like shiny things and Easter eggs. After I shine my legs I put baby oil in my hair and all over my face so my face will look like a big greasy oil stain in a dirty driveway. Then I have breakfast. One orange and a tic tac. After I pig out on breakfast I usually like to run 63 miles in the morning. I put on my shortest shorts and tightest shirt to do this. I like for one of my nips to face east and the other to face south when I run thru the city. Having nips facing different compass directions while I run thru NY city makes me authentic. As I run thru Central Park I pick up feathers because I have a big girl job to do when I get home. After my 63 mile run I like to have a snack. A grape. Now it’s off to my important job! While my glue gun heats up I always check my phone messages to hear the many, many, many request for bookings for Magazines, TV and guest appearances I’m wishing for. At this time of the day I like to do a few shots. I like tequila in the morning. It’s good for your heels and teeth. Time for cartwheels in the yard! Amazing. I have such a awesome great life. Wear love.

    • 2Stupid says:

      That is hilarious Boston and also sad, because I don’t think your satire is too far off! Love your wit!

      • shanty says:

        Yeah Boston, that’s a little too close to reality – but funny as hell!

        • anitabee says:

          How hairy is she? As a woman I don’t think we “must” shave everyday.

          Unless, of course, you’re a man….hmmm….

          • Buffywood says:

            LOL… I was thinking the same thing… maybe just a tad too much testosterone running through her Y chromosome-filled body!

    • CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:


    • viki55 says:


    • BamaBelle says:

      LOL Boston!

      Has anybody ever watched Nip/Tuck? Wouldn’t Kelly fit right in with that crazy bunch. I know it’s a fictional tv show, but Kelly reminds me of one of it’s CRAZY characters!

    • Maxine49 says:

      OMG—I spit out my Skinny Girl Margarita all over my keyboard. ROFLMAO!

  17. Capiche says:

    Ok, people. I am not one to spread rumors er, who am I kidding?!! LOL! So I’ve been reading some RHONJ stuff this morning and I’ve seen mentioned a couple of times on different sites references to Joe Giudice – Teresa the pig’s husband – being gay! What??!! I never heard that! Anyone with any info?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Malicious rumors along the lines of – like Jason Hoppy is gay….some people don’t know when to shut their mouths or remove their fingers from their keyboards!

      • Capiche says:

        Well, I don’t know. I just thought it interesting that it was being referenced. I don’t know if Jason Hoppy is gay either. I’m not in these people’s bedrooms. I’m just asking if anyone heard it mentioned before or if it was something that just came up. I’m not as involved in all things Housewives like I know some people on this blog are!

        • anitabee says:

          Darling, WWC was not directing her answer towards you. It’s that a lot of stuff on the real housewives boards is a lot of made up icky rumors.

          I enjoy reading your posts here. I hope you continue. And to answer your question I haven’t heard anything about Joe being gay sounds like one of those lies being spread around town by Danielle.

          • What is it with people who want to insult someone and so start with the “gay” rumors? Homophobia, anyone? (I’m not speaking of anyone here, just whoever started the rumor elsewhere.)

            Being gay is not an insult. Joe may be a thief, a con, a bad businessman, and/or have no taste in “woman” (little tribute to crazy Danielle–you can tell her I said SHE’S CRAZY), but Joe is not gay. He would be lucky to be gay–then he wouldn’t have that lowbrow Teresa telling the world about his sex life all the time.


          • Capiche says:

            I didn’t necessarily take it like that but I wasn’t sure. And this is what this blog is for to share the tidbits we hear. And we’re pretty responsible enough that when something false is floated, others step in to say what is what. That’s why I’m here – to snark and separate fact from the fiction and the friction! 😉 Anyway, now rumor has it that LuAnn is gay! I’m laughing at that one! I’m heading out to lunch. Too much housewives and Bravo gossiping for the morning!

  18. 2Stupid says:

    I take back my remarks last week about Bethenny and her wedding planner Shawn. It seems from their Tweets that Shawn was at her book signing last night. I hope she is promoting Shawn. My take on Bethenny is that she is very loyal (or that is what I have been led to believe!) Sometimes I don’t know if I am being taken hook line and sinker with what I am bein show on these shows, or if it is really who these people are. Does anyone else ever wonder if they are being duped?

    • 2Stupid says:

      Bad edit- What I am being shown on these shows- get going a little too fast sometimes….

    • Olivia says:

      Nope, I have had my doubts for awhile when it comes to these “reality” shows. Just watching some of the segments it becomes even more curious how the cameras, sound equipment, etc., are just so conveniently placed when the “drama” plays itself out. It takes time to set up the scene so one could suppose that the “stars” are just off camera waiting to hear “action” from the director.

      Are they being told to show up at a certain restaurant then advised to “mess it up” as the camera records this “spontaneous” eruption? Hard to swallow. One that sticks out for me is where Jill and Lu Ann “meet” to discuss Jill’s intention to fly off to the Virgin Islands in an attempt to make nice with Bethenny. Lu Ann is seen advising her to think it over. The whole scene is nothing but that one conversation. It sets the wheels in motion of what eventually happens from there on in. There also appears to be a lack of customers sitting around them as well.

      Just by stepping back and envisioning how that one scene itself was laid out begs the question: just how much of this stuff is really “real”?

      In viewing the NJ shows, wasn’t it a bit curious that the cameras were available to shoot Jacqueline and Kim G who only showed up to diss Danielle in Jacqueline’s kitchen? Or how about the segment in the hair salon where Jacqueline is having a pedicure and Kim G “just happens” to show up to again discuss Danielle? Coincidence? Doubtful. A set up to be sure.

      Or even better: Danielle and the receptionist at Posche? The camera was inside the store all along. They had to know Danielle was en route otherwise what else did that scene represent? The receptionist filmed talking on the phone to Kim D and the clothes in the background as advertisement? No, the whole thing was based on Danielle getting her panties in a twist over the reception she received in order to set up the country club fiasco that was to come later.

      I think we are being “played”. Big time.

      • Capiche says:

        I think some of these scenes are set up but from what I’ve heard explained – and who knows who to believe anymore – the dialogue and whatnot are supposed to be spontaneous. But I did find that receptionist at Posche scene curious as well. I read about it before I saw it and when I did, I kind of understood Danielle’s reaction. For me, it was she and Kim D had already had this falling out, they’re supposed to film in her store that day, maybe the big Kim D asking Danielle to come to the fashion show set up scene, and she walks in and Kim D is not there and the receptionist (who Danielle said she never saw before) was like hold on! That just sets off D’s crazy trigger! Which is what I think was intended. They’re really messing with the crazies that way.

  19. boston02127 says:

    Jacqueline’s tweet: Looking forward to my special meeting tomorrow at noon

    Oooo Jacqueline, you’re so mysterious. Hope you’re dragging your nasty ass daughter to your special meeting at a boot camp, military school, anger management, birth control center. Pick one Jac, she can use them all.

    • anitabee says:

      I get a feeling this might involve Danielle.

      • quincyillinois says:

        It probably has something to do with another tv spot. Jacqueline and Teresa played Italian bimbos on a show last year.

        You don’t meet with a woman who wants to destroy your daughter in the legal system. Maybe, Jacqueline doesn’t know that, but her husband does.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      They can just hop over to Skankmart and take care of everything at once!

  20. WindyCityWondering says:

    Bethenny vs Kelly on Bravo right now!

  21. boston02127 says:

    K, I have to stop pms posting. GTG, have a good day everyone. 🙂

  22. Ellabean says:

    Watching, too.

    I think we have ‘I’m up here – you’re down there’ coming up in next episode.

    Hey for anybody Tweeting Kelly – please Tweet that to her for me.

  23. Thanks for the Kelly tweet roundup, Lynn. Same behavior we’ve seen so often now. After Scary Island, we have her number. She can deny all she wants and twist until she’s taffy, but we see the pattern of her delusions of grandeur, jealousy, lies, and mental issues clearly. The woman is dangerous by her own definition: she said in an article recently on the OK Mag website that she’s “unpredictable” (and that makes her interesting). That’s not what she said on the Reunion show when she told the other Housewives THEY were unpredictable and therefore DANGEROUS–yet another excuse for her “breakthrough.” Still contradicting herself constantly. She’s got serious mental health issues, I think, but the nature of those are that she will never get help on her own.

    RH of New Jersey: it’s now full blown camp. I know the gays must be loving it, but I don’t find these women sympathetic or amusing–any of them. When it degenerates into convicted felons, thugs, porn for sale, police intervention, and law suits, I think Bravo needs to pull out.

    • twoile says:

      Thank you you’ve said it so well, I’m convinced the staff from Springer/Maury have infultrated Bravo & R running the staged HW’s show/s……tasteless, taudry, an insult to the audience. Mysoginistic Andy is sitting back delighted to see the sharks self distruct. It is time for me to pull the plug except for “B’s” show. Bye Bye Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Obsessed with RH says:

    Not to bring up the nutballs again but has anyone read little miss misdemeanor’s blog (Ashley)? It disgusts me that any adult thought it was a good idea to give this spoiled, selfish, self-entitled brat a platform to pontificate her hatred/bullsh*t/nonsense. My blood boiled reading that “spin” she called a blog. She “blacked out from the adrenaline” of D hitting her mom. What planet do these people live on? Originally I thought Ashley needed to be off the show but now I think Jac does as well. Jacqueline is just as delusional and idiotic as her daughter and by being on the show she is perpetuating the behavior of her daughter.
    My biggest pet peeve is reading Ashley’s blog and hearing her refer to “aunt caroline” and “aunt dina.” Will someone please tell this girl how marriage/divorce/remarriage and familial lines work?
    These women are DISGRACEFUL. Teresa is the biggest piece of trash of them all. TO THIS DAY she continues to act as though her selfish irresponsible behavior is perfectly ok and has NOTHING to do with her spending. She of all people does not deserve to be on a show or make any money because she is the worst of them all. Finally, she is a complete disgrace to Italian Americans and I can say this as I am 100% Italian, FROM the country of Italy. She uses the show as her platform to spew ridiculous stereotypes of Italians and it infuriates me. This entire show needs to be taken off the air as a public nuisance.

    • quincyillinois says:

      She blacked out like Scarlett O’Hara did when she wanted to manipulate people.

      • Obsessed with RH says:

        The worst part is that Ashley is still justifying her behavior. Even though she says “it’s never ok to lay a hand on someone,” it is promptly followed by a “but” and then some lame excuse. This girl will continue to justify her actions and I DOUBT this is the last criminal charge little miss misdemeanor will face….eventually she’ll be little miss felon and can join Lohan behind bars where she belongs.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I know there are real Jersey women here – can you explain the whole “I’m from Paterson (sp?)” thing Teresa said to Danielle?

      • 201MaryF says:

        Paterson is an inner city in NJ. I think Theresa was trying to say that she is tough, street wise, knows how to fight. There is alot of crime, poor schools, etc. in Paterson. Although when Theresa was growing up there, it may not have been as bad as it is now. Also, there are others towns that use Paterson in their names, such as West Paterson, not so much a city. Also, the Berkeley college Theresa went to was a former secretarial school, which improved enough over the years to become a college. It is located, I believe, near Garrett Mountain, which is a beautiful area, near Paterson.

    • I would like to find the Bravo Bozo who could justify giving Ashley her own blog. She obviously still does not think she behaved badly, but everyone is telling her she did so she’s gonna say so and include that 3 letter word … BUT.

      As far as calling Caroline and Dina “Aunt”, it seems perfectly reasonable and normal to me. Our family, like most, is made up of blended families and especially those that were younger when they came into the family grew up using “aunt” or “uncle”. I had 5 sets of grandparents and never thought it was not normal until I was a little older in school, 4th/5th grade.

      Teresa loves to remind everyone of Danielle’s past, in my opinion to make the public think her debt problem is not as bad as it is. WRONG. Danielle will never be an object of pity to me because she brings it on herself. She stalks them as much as Teresa pushes buttons.

      Teresa, Ashley, and Danielle should cause the producers to consider a total recast. That means Everyone who has ever been on this series, I know there are ladies in NJ that would bring back the FUN.

      • Squirrels says:

        Naaa. Just dump the trash completely.

      • Maxine49 says:

        Fun? When was the RHONJ ever fun? It was nasty and vile from Day 1. It was Manzo Clan vs. Danielle from Day 1. It was vulgar conspicuous consumption from Day 1. It was overblown egos and self deception from Day 1. It was shock and awe watching these neanderthals try to walk upright from Day 1. There’s no going back…we were on Planet of the NJ Apes from Day 1!

    • Di says:

      With all due respect, I think you are operating under an extremely narrow view of “familial lines.” In my opinion (and probably most step parents’ opinions) Caroline and Dina are her aunts. Just as my step kids call my brother Uncle, so should Ashley be able to call her step dad’s sisters her aunts. Can you imagine if my kids (by birth) could call my brother their uncle, but their brother and sister could not? I think it would make the step kids (Ashley in this case) feel like second class citizens and not feel included as family.

  25. Obsessed with RH says:

    And would someone explain to me how ANYONE could POSSIBLY condone Ashley’s behavior? What are we in the middle ages? An eye for an eye? I don’t care how pissed you are at someone or what they do to your mother, you never ever have a right to lay a hand on someone else. If it were ok then I would have bitch slapped the entire cast of RHNJ but I didn’t. Maybe Ashley needs to go back to kindergarten to learn that hitting people is not ok.

  26. kats2 says:

    Great blog Lynn!!! I totally agree and love everyone’s comments.

    Top Chef – totally agree about the cast compared to last year, I guess we were spoiled. I’m kind of getting bored and even the judging makes me think the food is nothing compared to last year’s crew. The right person went home.

    Work of Art – I really love this show and I love Miles. If anyone was acting like the tortured artist it was Eric. I think Eric and the other two male artist who were making fun of Miles are really just jealous. They are very insecure with their work and in Eric’s case even his ideas or he would have fought to put his mark on the piece they built. I don’t appreciate them making fun of Miles at all because I do think Miles has some kind of legit condition. Not everyone is always acting. It says a lot more about the people who make fun of or mock someone who is different. A person with tourettes is different, but I would never make fun of them. Some people are just wired differently. No harm involved, no Foul in my book – just let them be.

    HW’s – Based on the smart beautiful classy people who visit this blog we all want a different type of HW show. Take the trash and stupidity out of it and deliver the real goods. Sadly I don’t think Bravo will ever change, they are going for the easy dumpster diving attention and seem to be very proud vs. ashamed of what they have created. But I wonder why another network has not jumped in to try to steal their thunder and deliver what we all have been saying we want to watch??? I think people would flock to a classy version of HW. I’d love to see something go up against the Bravo HW trash.

    Big Brother – I’m trying to get into it, a bit of a slow start but it takes a couple episodes for it to build.

    I believe the Saboteur will be revealed tonight – should we start voting on who we think it is?

    My vote is for Kathy (she’s the blonde sheriff)

    • Snarkella says:

      I feel left out. I don’t watch Top Chef because I decided to stop watching all shows that feature food. I was hoping for an “out of sight, out of mind” experience. I haven’t lost any weight, but my cravings for elaborate food has stopped so that will have to pay off one of these days. Except I think I’m going to watch DC Cupcakes so that could be disastrous.

      Other shows I don’t watch simply because I only have so many hours available to watch television. I try to keep my list pared down to a few favorites.

      I will be watching Real Housewives of DC. I know a lot of people are swearing off out of principle, but I have no such principles. The trash I watch in the privacy of my home is my own business. I can’t miss wait! The DC scene is too facinating to me. I don’t care about that Sahali chick or whatever her name is. From the previews it looks like she might be the Kelly Bensimon of DC.

      I will also be watching Flipping Out. Jeff Lewis is the gay husband of my dreams!

      I’m trying to get into Big Brother but it’s not as much fun when everyone in the house seems stupid. I am waiting for the smarties to assert themselves. Looks like they might be voting off one of the smartest tonight. Don’t go Annie!

      • Capiche says:

        I’m with you Snarkella. I have no such principles when it comes to what’s on my TV! LOL! And you know what? Seeing someone slip by Secret Service to get close to the President might be “refreshing” after all the freakish island breakdowns, country club chasing, bankruptcy whoring and weave pulling we’ve been subjected to the past few months!

      • Mel2 says:

        Snarkella, I hope the DC Housewives will be fun for you but I want you to know no one that I know in Washington has ever heard of these women (except for Salahi). And I have lived in DC for almost 50 years.

  27. anitabee says:

    LynnNChicago wrote:

    “This is the Kelly tweet that really irritates me:

    @BitterOldBag BRAVO wanted me to legitimize the #RHNYC brand. i was supposed to be on a show with tim gunn”

    Question. In Killy’s (yeah, I don’t know how to spell something that rhymes with jelly) mind does she think she had a shot of being Tim Gunn’s cohost on Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style?

    OMG – how frinkin delusional is that???? Did Veronica Webb steal her spot? As if Tim Gunn would ever host a show with a woman who has such bad taste and is so greasy and unclean AND tanarexic?

    She would have made the perfect person for a makeover. Tim would have thrown out all her microminis, ripped shirts and pants, and made her wear a bra. Now that would have been worth watching.

    BTW, Kelly looks UBER CRAY-CRAY in Harper’s. As a model doesn’t she know how to smile without making the audience think she ready to Kill someone?

    • Snarkella says:

      Love the Cray-Cray comment and I agree. At least they covered that sorry excuse for a body.

      Okay, it’s true. I would trade bodies with her. Mine is 20 pounds overweight and I probably have much more cellulite. But I don’t let people take pictures of me in a bikini and NEITHER SHOULD SHE!

      • Maxine49 says:

        I love it when Richard Lawson describes Kelly as an ancient preying mantis and the clack, clack, clack sound of her limbs unfolding…it’s sooo creepy and yet soooo perfect.

      • tuzentswurth says:

        A good photog with good lighting and photo retouching, airbrushing, photoshop, whatever…help me out here Squirrels, could make anyone look gorgeous. Case in point, ….Kelly looks good in this photo.
        This photo isn’t real life.

    • error 404 says:

      but it does explain why she’s always trying to make over the RHONY stars. Only Simon was nice enough to humor her, even if he didn’t heed her stupid advice. But she’s always blathering on about how bad Bethenny’s style is and how she wants to make over B. Ugh.

  28. nancy says:

    Reality Tea has Jill saying she is coming back and will not leave. WTF Help, we need to do something. Boycot, hell I don’t know. New to this stuff.


  29. WindyCityWondering says:

    The seeds of Kelly’s insanity are sown – I just missed it because she was fluff and nonsense from the start and I just didn’t find her interesting enough to watch!
    She really didn’t like Bethenny and she really went out of her way to make that known – trying to get Ramona to dislike Bethenny didn’t work, trying to get LuAnn didn’t work either. Then when she met B in the bar it was evident that she was dealing with a calm, mature, no bs woman who clearly didn’t worship her, didn’t find her amusing or interesting. Slap n snap! Now Kelly has to do everything to make the other girls dislike Bethenny and that isn’t how these ladies roll……. except for Jill.

    And then there is “Max Max”……it really looked like he thought they were in an adult relationship but Kelly won’t play that to the camera – she goes all high school coy and flirty?! Max looked so confused and it wasn’t just “language learning difficulties”……he was probably thinking about seeing Sonja cause that date was going nowhere fast!

    And then we have Jill vs Mario……and I hated her then too!

    • Snarkella says:

      Don’t know why you’re talking about all of this —

      But I like it! haha

    • Snarkella says:

      Oh sorry. Just read the earlier posts and it all makes sense now.

    • 2Stupid says:

      The Max thing was all for the cameras. She was in a relationship with the guy she assaulted at the time. She claims she was trying to help Max’s career as an aspiring actor and help get him some exposure by being on the show. It is in those instances that you reflect on how “real” any of this truly is. Another example was Luann and the Count. Everyone knew their marriage was shaky at best, but they all pretended it was fine.

      • error 404 says:

        apples and oranges.

        everyone on RHONY is real except for self-lables “real” Kiki who’s the only fake one who’s self-scripted.

        Lulu goes around telling everyone that she keeps her really private stuff private. She was married for 16 years and unlike other housewives, they never pretended to be perfect. They argued on camera, and he was MIA for long periods of time. Just because we caught it at the tail end of things doesn’t mean it was 16 years of misery. And just because she didn’t whine non stop about their troubles, doesn’t mean she lied to us. God, Tamara on OC is proof enough that airing your marital problems is not only dull for the viewer, but exposes what a cold-hearted bitch on wheels you are.

        Kiki, OTOH is a outright liar. Pathalogical liar really. But in this case, she just made it all up. She never dated Max, yet went on scripted dates with him. She had a boyfriend, but told the camera she was single. They all have fake TV friends and go on fake tv dates, but none jsut outright lie about it like Kiki did.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Anything Kelly does on TV is fake not real.
          So she can lie, act inappropriate, etc on TV because it is fake not real.
          The Kelly who is real is about as fake as fake can be. Ironic isn’t it?!

  30. scorpiosue1102 says:

    Boy, season 2 of RHONY really shows what Jill is like. The argument between Mario and Jill is classic. Mario called it like it really is by saying everything revolves around Jill. Jill says in her talking head that she likes to stir up the Singers. Jill admits that she likes to do this. Very interesting. We hear what Jill is thinking and then in season 3 we see by her actions how she is. Interesting.

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      The Mario and Jill thing was when they were fighting about Jill getting her pro tennis player and the e-mail that Mario sent to Jill. Mario called her on her “full-time job at Zarin”. “Yeah, Jill I saw your ‘working’ at Zarin.” Go Mario!

      • Ellabean says:

        Yeah – then he adds that all she does is shop and have lunch and dinner, and take trips.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        And the Kelly/Max relationship is really interesting – flash forward and she acts like she doesn’t know who Sonja is talking about????? Add hugh tease to Kelly’s wonderful list of talents.

    • Snarkella says:

      In the very first episode, Jill says she’s known Ramona about 4 years. She says that see each other at events, but aren’t lunch friends. I don’t know what the heck they’re talking about in Season 3 when they say they’ve been friends for 15 years and nothing can split them up.

      Actually, I think Ramona was just trying to tread lightly and not wake the beast. She probably knows what Jill is capable of and was trying to stay out of the line of fire. Hence, her many efforts to ensure Jill that their friendship is valued.

  31. Buffywood says:

    Blue Crabs are something you must experience for yourself to really appreciate. There is not much better in the world than sitting dockside with a bushel of crabs and a cooler full a beer with a bunch of friends. It really is quite a social experience. It was pretty much a family tradition in my house to spend every Sunday afternoon with friends and neighbors sitting on the dock picking crabs and drinking beer.

    • MAMAZ says:

      The only thing better is catching them yourself and steaming them over a campfire. Yum.

    • Zarout! says:

      Being from Maryland, I must agree with you 100%. There’s nothing better than sitting around with friends and family and getting into a bushel or two of crabs. That, along with some ice cold beer is what summer is all about.

      • Buffywood says:

        Hi Marout! Where in Maryland? We have a boat at Great Oak in Chestertown…. Boy it is what summer is about!!!

    • Maxine49 says:

      Well, then there’s Maine lobster, sitting dockside with cold beer and friends! LOL!

  32. error 404 says:

    ‎”Bethenny Co-Hosting ‘The View’ next Thursday?”

    as per b’s facebook

    • Snarkella says:

      Thanks for the heads up!

    • twoile says:

      I think the View is tagging along the HW’s popularity bc they have lost thier audience & certainly they can see the value in trying to capture the demographic of Bravo’s HW series. I’ll watch B only bc it is B.

  33. Pantry Viewer says:


    Tidbit near the end that Bravo was filming possible new Housewives. Thank God.

    • error 404 says:

      Bravo filming potential new housewives because…..??? They only have 3 extra housewives as it is!

      Getting rid of Jen seems a done deal, so no need to even replace as she was never officially in. Now we’re down to 2 too many.

      Bethenny sounds pretty unlikely to resign, as well as pretty confident that she’ll be resigned for BGM?, so… with 2 too many as it is, why replace her. Plus, Sonja was basically her replacement anyway, so… no change there.

      I doubt Sonja’s DUI makes any impact. If they resigned Kiki with a GBH, and she was very very unpopular, why would they dump very popular S with less serious rap.

      Kiki is a walking talking liability and really, if she’s there next season I will shit myself because over just how stupid Bravo is. The public hates her guts, and she’s one trip to the powder room shy of killing someone Ala Jenny Jones, sooo… Again, she was an extra housewife anyway, so why replace. Now we’re just 1 too many.

      Ramona seems too popular and always brings the drama, I think she’s safe.

      So, would they really fire Alex, Lulu and Jill?

      • quincyillinois says:

        Bravo must have a boat load of cash from the Housewives franchise.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        all good points!
        Bravo has alot more interesting women to choose from now….so the bar can be raised and the trash can be taken out. Or we could be the ones who are getting played and the current shooting is only to further negotiations with the ladies who are being difficult/demanding as a way to keep them in line.
        I’d say even a 50% replacement of the cast would still sustain viewer interest/ratings and NY can handle more than five/six cast members. If Jill and Kelly are removed I will be very happy and will eagerly await the next season.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          I think Alex is safe – best selling book, great people skills and she evolved in season three so there is something to look forward to in season four.

          • Pantry Viewer says:

            Alex got lots of fan love this season, seems to me now that Jill has been exposed for the witch that she is.

            I really do enjoy Simon and Alex together, though. Why did they shut him out this season, do you think?

            • error 404 says:

              They focus more and more on the interactions between the women, positive and negative.

              Season 1 of “Manhattan moms” focused more on the kids, but they dumped that by season 2 to focus more on Beth vs. Kiki, Mario vs. Jill, etc… By season 3 they had less husbands as well as less kids, with more “girls only” events

      • Maxine49 says:

        Well I think they are very motivated to continue “sampling” with new women as they hit pay dirt with Sonja….although they bombed with the other one—can’t even remember her name.

    • Squirrels says:

      “Meanwhile, Bravo cameras were also in the East End over the weekend shoot ing potential new housewives, in cluding The Post’s DIY colum nist, Barbara K.”

      Whoa there Flicka….. Why on earth would Bravo bring in a columnist? Are they daft? That columnist could spin anything they want. I imagine she has a lot more connections than all the housewives combined.

      Danger Will Robinson, danger….

  34. error 404 says:

    RE: Top Chef.

    This season is so confusing to me. When they were at the judges table, they really really trashed the minestrone and the salad and I wasn’t sure which of the two would go, because they both seemed to make really big mistakes and the judges really trashed them. All I knew was that the veggie guy (Timothy?) was safe because they hardly trashed his. So who goes home? Veggie guy! I was like WT…!?!? And this is the 2nd week in a row it ended thusly for me.

  35. nancy says:

    Well, thank you for letting me post. Guess Jill saying she will be back on Reality Tea was my misunderstanding, since no one saw it. You guys are great. Keep it up. Still reallydo dislike Jill. Bye and thank you for letting me vent.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I don’t think Jill should announce that she is coming back because Bravo hasn’t invited anyone back yet. It is not guaranteed that they will invite Jill back for a fourth season, especially if she tried to sabotage Bethenny’s show. In my opinion, I think Bravo would be foolish to invite Jill to come back, she is a liability to the network.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        That is a dangerous thing to do, especially since she is clearly not a fan favorite and doesn’t command the response of a large fan base……but it is truly Jill’s style! Maybe if she says it enough it will be true?????

  36. Snarkella says:

    I am having a Real Housewives drama moment and I need sympathy. My husband is bringing friends to the house that I don’t like. They will be here in 1/2 an hour. The first time I met them, she completely ignored me and her husband put his tongue in my mouth when we were saying our goodbyes. WTF? These are childhood friends of my husband so I’m trying to act like a grown up about it, but I’m feeling like Jill. Afraid to be in the same room. I have to admit, I am not a drinker but I’m sitting at the PC with a strong Margarita trying to calm my nerves. (That should explain all the posts from Crazy Town. Sorry).

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Suggest you smile alot and do the double air kiss to avoid the tongue miner! Get them to talk about themselves alot too – keep the questions coming and the smile in place. Good luck!

    • error 404 says:

      The wife: the best way yo handle a bitch is to call her bluff.. keep talking to her non stop, complimenting her ugly clothes, asking her question about her stupid life, pay her so much attention that even a deaf and blind person can see that she’s ignoring you. A bitch’s worst nightmare is looking like a bitch. Jill knows that well.

      The husband: tell yours, if you haven’t already. Then avoid any way you two can be alone together and avoid complimenting or even talking directly to him. Focus on the wife.

      • quincyillinois says:

        Wow…that sounds a lot like Kelly’s PR102… We have come a long way, baby.

        • error 404 says:


          Kiki uses compliments to throw people off guard, so she can then attack them with insults while they regroup.

          PR 102 is just “kill them with kindness”.

          Kiki too stupid and mean to follow PR 102.

    • BamaBelle says:

      Oh My Goodness, Snarkella!

      Why don’t you tell your husband his “friend” put his tongue in your mouth. My husband wouldn’t like that, and wouldn’t ask them back to our home. But if he did-I’d say “I’m sorry”… that guy is gross and he’s not welcome here!

      • Brianna says:

        Tell your husband about the tongue in the mouth. Ick!

        Very few long or short friendships survive information like that.

      • Maxine49 says:

        Well when they come in the door say, “Hi there…and look, no tongue kissing tonight, OK?” Then when everyone looks at you with the big Oh Shit eyes…say “What? Who wants a drink?” and walk away.

    • So sorry you have to endure these people. Does hubby know what happened last time with him?? Good luck and know that it’ll be over tonight and you won’t have to endure it again for a long time. Doesn’t sound like they are happy with each other, so new girl is perfect to take it out on. Chin up, no kisses except cheek, and be proud of yourself that you took the high road.

    • Jules says:

      I can be such a bitch sometimes, so I would be tempted to say to the guy “I’d give you a kiss goodbye, but you must promise not to slip me the tongue again this time. Then I would laugh my ass off just thinking about the car ride home for this couple. Granted your husband probably wouldn’t be very happy with you, but I bet you would never have to put up with them again.

  37. lillybee says:

    I still think TC Kelly reminds me of Lulu. I would love to have her spend some time with Lulu’s stylist.

  38. gypsy826 says:

    Great blog, Lynn. You gave us a lot to check out.

    One small correction. Bethenny was on QFC selling her book and later that day Kelly mentioned QFC and HSN. Bethenny looked great and I wish she’d been on longer than three minutes. I doubt either of the shopping channels want what Kelly has to offer…tacky stuff and a lazy, total diva as a vendor.

  39. Rabble Rouser says:

    I can’t see Wretchen err I mean Gretchen getting her own show. It would come across as one big giant infomercial with Slade Slimey would be the Billy Maze of Gretchen’s crap.

    On that note, has anyone heard about who is returning to RHONY, the summer is hear and this is usually when they begin production.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      The previous two seasons of RHONY began filming during Labor Day weekend. Last year contract negotiations reportedly weren’t concluded until shortly before filming was to begin. Sonja came late into the season, she has said, due to contract negotiations.

      Maybe Bravo/Shed have changed the usual schedule, or maybe everyone is just keeping quiet. I think last year by this time Bravo had already announced that the show had been picked up for another season. Last year some of the women were holding out for more money and that became public. First there was unattributed gossip, and then Jill spoke for attribution to the press.

    • Maxine49 says:

      “Slade Slimey would be the Billy Maze of Gretchen’s crap”…OMG, let’s not malign the dead…LOL….Slade Smiley makes me wretch!

  40. error 404 says:

    The Zarins are into real estate investment. They put both their homes on the market in hopes of trading up (both are in less than ideal locations). The Sag Harbor house sold, but the UES apt didn’t. I think their plan was to sell while the market was still high, rent for a few years, and then buy when the market dropped.. so they can get a better house for the same price. Right now the problem with the NY market is that no one’s selling at a big loss. Properties languish on the market unmoved because no one will sell low and no one will buy high. It’s a stand off.

  41. nancy says:

    Is this right, Lynn? My post did show up. Still confused if I am doing this right. Anyway, thank you for you blog and the time you put into it. You are great. Oh, ywas I still dislike Jill.

    Thank you,

  42. CuckooforCocoaPuffs says:

    For Work of Art Fans:



    Jaclyn’s blog is fascinating because it tells us a little more about how the producers shape the story, and how the WOA cast resorted to sending each other notes, as they were miked all the time.

    • viki55 says:

      What did the note say?

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      Interesting take from both of them. I always like to hear about the stuff that didn’t happen and the episode makes even more sense. Like Jerry’s take on Eric that if he would have just kept his mouth shut his team would have won AND he wouldn’t have gone home.

  43. Squirrels says:

    Hi all. I posted my first blog. Nothing fancy, just my experience at Borders in San Diego with Kathy Griffen and mom. Only problem is I can’t figure out how to post pics. I got some good ones thankfully, but sweated my azz off. Mob scene, I tell ya.

  44. nancy says:

    Geeezzzz could my spelling be any better? Hell, yes

  45. tweatcyn says:

    The guy was kidding abt having crabs folks. Great blog as usual. Love

  46. BamaBelle says:

    Here’s a good article on Miss Teresa… WARNING… US Magazine shows a picture of the new baby (Audriana) sitting in Teresa’s lap wearing “leopard-skin high heels”. Yep, that’s what I said… disgusting! After you get past Kelly’s picture, there’s some good info on Teresa and Joe’s massive debt!


    • BamaBelle says:

      Also… Teresa said “editing” made it look like she spent alot of money… huh? She’s blaming it on Bravo’s editing? I guess Bravo’s at fault for the 11 million? Then there’s the recent episode about all the money she spent on the brat’s birthday party… “Gia–Do you LOVE it”… “GIA” “Gia–Do you LOVE it”… “Gia–Do you LOVE it”… Finally, Gia says aggravatedly– “I LIKE IT”!

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        Teresa is in damage control mode. We all witnessed her going on shopping sprees and spending outrageous amounts of money. She even bragged that she lives in a $5 million dollar mansion in the last episode of RHONJ. I think her lawyer must have told her to tone it down but blaming Bravo’s editing is a cop out. She has been hanging around with Jill too much.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      tons of interesting information…….much of which will likely work against them as they look to dump 11 million in debt for their fresh start!!!
      And the baby outfit – tacky at any age but isn’t Teresa worried about the baby sticking a heel in her eye as 8 month olds love to bring their feet up to their mouths??? I mean, seriously, who dresses their 8 month old like a hooker? Who does that?!

      • BamaBelle says:

        I mean, seriously, who dresses their 8 month old like a hooker? Who does that?!
        Windy… Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

        Teresa Guidice DOES… she dresses her baby like a Hooker and proudly displays it for all to see… Even Danielle has better sense than that! I can’t believe that Caroline, Dina or Jacqueline could find anything cute about a 9 month old wearing high heels… so, so STUPID! I can only image what they’d say if Danielle did that!

    • Jules says:

      I just love the way she is standing there beaming with pride. You can bet she never imagined the storyline for the photo, and article would be about how tacky her house is. This will make me smile in my sleep just thinking about it.

    • Maxine49 says:

      In the bankruptcy filing list of creditors is the guy who made the wrought iron railings for the staircase and balcony—they F’ing stiffed the guy! I hope the bankruptcy trustee sees these pics…and I hope they don’t get away with the fraud they are perpetrating on the court—these felons need to be in jail.

  47. boston02127 says:

    Jill’s tweet: waiting for fresh direct to bring us some food so I can make a nice dinner for my Bobby and Ginger. Family night. Any suggestions?

    russian roulette?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Humble pie?

    • Need a Hobby says:


      Who doesn’t wonder if that tweet was part of a deal for freebies or deep discount from Fresh Direct?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Jill negotiates everything so I vote going for the discount! Or maybe it’s freebies? Oh it’s Jill -she is going for both!

      • boston02127 says:

        @Need a Hobby—I’m wondering why can’t she get her fat ass out and do her own grocery shopping?

        • jezzibel says:

          can you imagin her teetering down the frozen pizza aisle in that ridiculous get up she wore to meet Luann in central park

          • Maxine49 says:

            Oh, you mean that Jetsons outfit…that was hysterical…especially from the back…she waddles with her legs spread apart…and let’s not even talk about that Dowager’s hump on her back…let’s face it, the woman is a total hag.

        • Need a Hobby says:

          Grocery shopping in an actual grocery store is for little people, not “stars” or those who run in a “fabulous” circle. (Contrast to B having a field day at Costco: who can’t relate to that?)

          (If Jillz did negotiate a deal with Fresh Direct, here’s likely how it went: “one tweet from me and my fans will swamp you with orders.” You know, it’s her “unleashing of the fans” bit.)

  48. quincyillinois says:

    Cheese fries, coconut shrimp, and a large piece of cheesecake for dessert. Don’t forget the 750 calorie Margarita’s with a straw.

    • quincyillinois says:

      BTW… in NJ the fry that Danielle put in her mouth had no cheese on it, but the plate was covered with cheesy fries, she must have scrapped her fry off before eating a single bite of it.

    • quincyillinois says:

      I must have hit the wrong reply button… this belongs with the what we could force feed Jill Zarin comment above.

    • quincyillinois says:

      Oh my god, I need a bean bag chair. Will some of you please help me buy it at Teresa’s foreclosure furniture sale in the marble and onx mansion?

      She’s going down big time. How stupid are you to think that you can brag about the pizza joint and the best seller income and not report it to the Feds as income. They ought to go to jail for that. Why should the government have to watch Real housewives of New Jersey to see what Teresa bought or read her twitter about that little vacation that they just took.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I wonder if Gia’s ATV (you know the one they let the kids ride without helmets on) is up for grabs. My guess is that- and many of the higher end belongings are hidden in her parents garage.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Dumbzilla has not had time to twitter because she is busy hauling all her tacky stuff into hiding places – too bad it is all oversized (like that mirror the size of a wall in their bedroom) cause that just makes it more difficult to hide!

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        HA!!! THAT IS SO AWESOME! That makes me very happy. I am so incredibly tired of shitty people behaving badly and having no consequences.


    • boston02127 says:

      ROAD TRIP! Bring your pom pom’s.

      Next month, the trustee is aiming to hold a public auction of the contents filling the family’s newly built Towaco, N.J. mansion. Up for grabs at the Aug. 22 auction are home furnishings, accessories, tools and a boat.

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        Oh, please, please, please let Bravo film that. Such sweet justice. Or TMZ or Radaronline. With live stream video for all to see. Now THAT is Faaab-uuu-lousss!

        And, Boston, “ROAD TRIP, bring your pom-poms”? LOLOL! Where’s that rolling on the floor smily when you need it?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          ooooooohhhhhh there will be film! and I’m betting that Dumbzilla will be in front of the cameras crying “who does this?!” “Ain’t I a nice person?!”…….

      • Capiche says:

        ROFLMAO! Boston, I’m with you. Diving into my mattress now for some change. I call dibs on whatever’s tacky!

    • ShyAsrai says:

      from the WSJ article – biggest understatement in recent recorded reality TV history? :

      “…or was being foreclosed upon (which she adamantly denied in this week’s episode of the reality show).”


      PS: as wretched as Danielle is, in this specific case, i HOPE she’s enjoying some well-deserved schadenfreude.

    • BamaBelle says:

      HA!… HA! I knew it!… I didn’t think it was legal or right for them to have that Pizza place and apartments, when that stuff should be included in assets to help settle millions in debt! Teresa is a freaking idiot bragging and taking Bravo though the place… And, what a snotty bitch that she’s too good to work in their own restuarant… or live in their own apartments!

      Yep… Just like Mama said… What goes around-comes around! And, if I were Teresa-I don’t think I’d be so focused on what Danielle’s doing… she better worry about her own freaking business!

      Danielle… ENJOY! Even though I’m not a fan of Danielle-it just seems FINALLY someone but her is getting bad press!

      • ShyAsrai says:

        you just have to wonder if the camera crews, producers and editing staff (you know, those icky working stiffs who likely mostly live in those icky pre-used homes) have been laughing their collective arses off…

    • error 404 says:

      OMG it’s like Dumb married Dumber.

    • Maxine49 says:

      I knew it! I’ve been ranting about their fraud on the bankruptcy court for days now. Thank god the trustee is going after them. The very fact that they signed those court papers and knew what was listed was false and incomplete…is a federal felony. Can you imagine that they listed their living room furniture as $2000…and we saw her buy the two couches for $15,000 not too long ago…that’s going to be some garage sale…the stuff is virtually brand new! Oh, God, can jail time be far behind…pay back is such a bitch….loving it!

  49. boston02127 says:

    Jill is such a poser. I’m watching the old episode when Bobby has a surprise for her birthday. A Mercedes SUV. The camera is on both of them and Jill is acting like she gets a new car every week. Tosses the big bow to the back seat with an eye roll.
    Then the camera goes to Jill alone and she says “it was a total surprise”. Back to her and Bobby, Jill says to Bobby “I didn’t want the tv this time right?”. Caught!!

    Then she says, “oh a full tank of gas, that’s nice”. Did she not know that a full tank is one of the itty bitty perks you get when buying a Mercedes.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Could she have been more unthankful for the “present”? Oh, it’s Jill, of course she could…..and that is just another reason why I hate JILL ZARIN…..

      • boston02127 says:

        @WSW–My b/f’s mom got a Mercedes for their 25 anniversary and she cried so hard. His father had a bow on it too and she still has the bow. Unlike Jill.

      • BamaBelle says:

        Jill also said “just because I got the car doesn’t mean Bobby’s getting out of buying me a birthday present”… such a BITCH! The field trip with Kelly to get her 16,000 B-Bag was her birthday present… except Jill adds, “it’s usually jewelry”, like the 16,000 purse will just have to do in this economy!… BITCH!

        • Maxine49 says:

          And she didn’t pay for the $16,000 handbag…she talked them into giving it to her for free in exchange for the publicity….she’s such a whore in every way…oh how I Hate Jill Zarin….

        • twoile says:

          Which she received (scored) gratis!

  50. Brianna says:

    Eric Ripert is doing fantastic video blogs on Bravo, really explaining the decisions made on Top Chef this season. He hardly has any comments so be sure to leave him some! I want him to stay on the show forever.

  51. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    This is about Bethenny’s book signing last night. It’s a review from someone who was there.


    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Remember when she was on WWHL and she mentioned that the talking head segment could be how she would come back to RHONY???? She put so many options on the table for Andy during that conversation – she is a high priestess of marketing!

    • Ellabean says:

      Thats a really wonderful read.

  52. Butter'sMom says:

    I have been lurking for awhile. I love your blog and all the posters. Keep it up. I am crazy addicted to RHONY and grew to hate JZ this year. I’ve loved Alex from the start and was thrilled to see her blossom this year. I also watch NJ but have really been turned off this year. I never comment on blogs but feel like I am starting to know you all and finally feel almost comfortable commenting.

  53. WindyCityWondering says:

    Something just dawned on me – during the second season of RHONY it appears that Kelly is really trying to pitch us on her modeling career and is trying to use the show to get her back in the game. She seems to be a one trick pony – one pose, one smile both of which are not edgy or interesting. Wonder if she has done any modeling, besides the shots for articles about her craziness?

  54. boston02127 says:

    Teresa’s tweet: Juicy and I have had a very busy day hiding my couches, rugs and chandeliers through out the NJ area. Joe’s been busy taking out the 500 foot banister so we can sell it for scrap metal and go to dinner. Does anyone know where I can rent some PODS for storage?


    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Teresa continues to tweet: “I can’t believe that bitch Jacq! She won’t let us hide anything in that big garage of theirs!! She has extra closets but she won’t let me put some of the gurls clothes and my Gucci dishes in them! Ain’t I a nice person? I’ve never said a word about her crackwhore, assaulting, fat armed daughter! Puleeze, who does that???”

      (kidding – but you never know. I’m just saying!)

      • Maxine49 says:

        Hey, maybe she can hide some of those Versace goblets down her “cleavelage”….oh god is she some dumb bitch!

  55. ShyAsrai says:

    just noted: on Danielle’s frantic phone call to police, she kept calling her “Theresa GEE-YOU-DICE.”

    i thought it was GWEE-DEE-CHEE.


    • Maxine49 says:

      Teresa and Giuseppe have oddly Anglicized the pronunciation of their name to “jew-dice”…I heard Teresa say it that way on the show.

  56. boston02127 says:

    Teresa, I’d like to introduce you to something from my cookbook….Ramen noodles. Five for a dollar! Welcome to the real world bitch.

  57. boston02127 says:

    From the Boston Herald (online alerts)

    NEW ORLEANS — BP says oil from its broken well has stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April. The announcement Thursday came after company officials said all valves had been shut on a new cap over the busted well in an experiment to stop the spill. Kent Wells, a BP PLC vice president, said at a news briefing that oil stopped flowing into the water at 2:25 p.m. CDT.

    • ShyAsrai says:

      oh dear lord PLEASE let this be permanent!

    • quincyillinois says:

      I am worried about our Gulf and the wild life for so long. Thank you for this information.

      They said it might be Aug 22…I pray this night mare is over.

      • kats2 says:

        There’s probably no oil left to gush out.

        August 22nd? That’s the same date Teresa is having her garage sale.

    • 2Stupid says:

      I live in Mobile, and the oil is in our bay. I know many people that have been affected by the oil spill. It has taken the innonence of my little boy who told me this weekend that we can’t go to the beach because of the oil. Our family’s bayhouse has boons in front of it. It really is just awful and something we can get emotional about. I grew up going to the beach at the Gulf of Mexico!

      • quincyillinois says:

        I am so sorry that this happened and affected your family.

      • BamaBelle says:

        I live in Alabama and grew up going to and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. We were in Panama City, Fl. for 3 weeks in April… We’ve spent many vacations in Gulf Shores, Al… Destin, Fl… Panama City Beach, Fl… The Gulf of Mexico beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world… just gorgeous!

        I pray the OIL has stopped and BP keeps it’s word to the effected people and wildlife!

        • lillybee says:

          I heard that BP is giving the victims a hard time about being paid off.
          A lot of the local people were doing clean-up without protective gear and may be getting sick.

    • Squirrels says:

      I won’t get started on a rant re: the Gulf. The fact a fed judge sees no reason to stop new wells from being drilled is an insult to the planet. Unless and until there is a proven method in place to protect the environment, we have no business adding to the problem. Let’s face it, the existing wells aren’t getting any younger. This could happen time and time again.

      End rant.


      • lillybee says:

        Rant as much as you want. I so agree with you.

      • Ellabean says:

        Rant away. I so agree. And that wasn’t a rant. It was intelligent and thoughtful.

        I AM SICK TO MY STOMACH ABOUT THE OIL SPILL. I cannot look at one single picture of injured wildlife. I am ashamed to admit that and I am ashamed that I cannot look – because looking is the easy part.

        My absolute heart and prayers go out to all of you that live along the Gulf.

        ‘2 stupid’ ~~ thinking of you and your family ( I feel weird writing your screen name, dear, as it feels like I am insulting you !)…hugs.

    • tuzentswurth says:

      I certainly hope it is over. I don’t live near there, have only been to the Gulf once many years ago, but I am heartsick over this man made tragedy that could have and should have been so easily avoided. My heart breaks for the innocent people and wildlife affected by this tragedy. I am ashamed at the unabashed greed that caused this and our country’s policies that allowed it to happen. Shame on our politicians who favor destructive corporate policies fueled by greed while filling their re-election coffers with these irresponsible, ill-gotten profits.

  58. BamaBelle says:

    Does anybody know what Teresa and Joe’s former house looked like, and where it was? Because Danielle made a comment about it before the chase started! That’s when Teresa said “I live in a 5 million dollar mansion”! Where did those numbers come from? According to most reports, their house is worth 1. something million, not 5 million. Plus-tell me how you have 8 loans on 3 properties? Isn’t that against the law?

    • kats2 says:

      No but there’s got to be a way to find it. She also kept saying to Danielle “I’m from Patterson” which is what prompted the whole house thing to come up.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Dumbzilla has a math challenged brain. The mansion is supposed to be $1.7 million – how she get’s to 5 million is a mystery to me. Maybe she is including the furnishing? all those clothes? It sounds like there were multiple loans on two other houses (totally 7 loans which add up to almost 1 million dollars).

      The timing couldn’t be more ironic – they filed last October and the trustee working their case is now learning of all the other stuff/income via the show!
      Oh, Teresa, Teresa, Teresa – you are your own worst enemy!

      • quincyillinois says:

        I wondered how much that house really cost them. That stone is incredibly expensive. A huge house full of stone is amazing.

      • Jules says:

        Look, it is like this. They reported to the bankruptcy court that the home was only worth $1.7 million because that is probably what they owe on it. I am sure that it is worth alot more than $1.7 million. Onyx, marble, and wrought iron are all every expensive materials, and the home is 12,000 square feet. Now I think this house is really tacky, and the exterior is an odd hodge podge of different styles of architecture, but it is loaded with top of the line materials. I don’t care where you live, but a house with that square footage, and the materials that were used, is going to be worth alot more than $1.7 million. Granted they probably skimmed all the onyx, marble, etc off of Joe’s business, shafting his business partner along the way. But the deal is, they don’t want the bankruptcy court to know it is worth alot more than $1.7 milliion because they would be forced to sell it, and use the equity recovered from the sale to dicharge some of their debts. You are only allowed a small amount of equity in home in order for it not to be required to be liquidated in a bankruptcy. These people lie, but they are not smart enough to cover their tracks. So, as was reported here previously, they had their home on the market for a minute for much more than $1.7 million, but somebody must have said, you guys are idiots, the BK court is going to see this, so they pulled it off the market. They are crooks, plan and simple, and not even smart crooks.

      • Squirrels says:

        Gotta love it.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        My guess she came up with that some because she probably has 5 million dollars worth of mortgages on the house.

    • Maxine49 says:

      The address are listed in the bankruptcy court filing….I’ll go look and post the addresses later.

      • Maxine49 says:

        OMG…read this and weep—with laughter…my god, the angels in heaven are singing…..


        • Maxine49 says:

          This means they are denied the bankruptcy protection and they will love everything…everything….I think Danielle could actually die from happiness now and go to heaven! I am sooo happy the Giudice did not get away with this…but then how could they…they were so stupid to do all this on freakin’ camera! Oh, Lord, could they be any dumber or any more criminal.

          • Maxine49 says:

            Gee, how do you think it will go down when Teresa says to the prison matron, “Is bitch better?”

            • felony stupid says:

              Wow. They are arrogant and stupid.

              These two brain surgeons did the Trustee’s job for him by filming themselves at their various real estate, businesses and promoting other income based endeavors (her stupid book) that they “forgot” to include on their petition for bankrupcy protection. Jackholes. Hope mac & cheese is on sale and that Jac and Chris have a few bedrooms to spare. Maybe Ashley can make some extra cash babysitting so Teresa can get a J O B.

              not on TV and not on film talking about your properties and businesses, let alone if you are.

              • felony stupid says:

                Oops…some of my thoughts are out of order. Got me too angry…need wine!

              • Maxine49 says:

                I’m so damn happy these two crooks got caught that I want to throw a damn party! heck, I’d even invite Danielle…well, maybe not…LOL!

          • Maxine49 says:

            Sorry, meant to say above that they will “lose” everything, not “love”…sorry for the typo…i was so excited I didn’t review it before posting.

            • quincyillinois says:

              Maxine, I love you too. Thank you for all of the information. I wondered how some of the other wives survive too.

              The women get gift bags, use of clothes, and purses (16,000 dollar value.) Are they paying taxes on those gifts?

              I know that every penny of my income is accounted for. Those gifts seems to be income from their Bravo jobs.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              I noticed you wrote ‘love’ and surmised you probably speaking from the heart- and I shared your joy. I can’t wait till they get what’s coming to them.

  59. dumberries says:

    For some reason, it made me really sad today to read that the last episode of RHNJ broke Bravo records with almost 4 million viewers. How is this possible? I don’t watch it, no one I know watches it, not everyone that comments on this site watches it. To me, these big ratings clearly mean that the NJ train wreck will continue and the bar has been lowered for the other HW shows as well. I think the crazy unreal drama is only gonna get worse – money talks and ratings = money.

    • kats2 says:

      It is sad.
      According to US Census there are 8,707,739 people in NJ
      51% are female

      My guess is that a bulk of the viewers are females on the East Coast. And many new viewers are young fans of MTV Jersey Shore who are watching to see what life for Snooki is going to look like in 20 years.

      • Ellabean says:

        I live in central NJ. I hate it.
        Yep. Been here 10 years.

        Hoping we can sell in 2011 and get the frig’ outta here.

        Those Jersey trash wives? They are alive and well – and not just an anomoly on the Real Jersey show. Or the Jersey shore cast.

        They THRIVE.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Wondering where those numbers are coming from as well. If you don’t watch the first showing (as Bravo is good at the step and repeat) does it count for ratings? It would be interesting to know exactly where all those rating households are…… on the bright side – RHONJ kicked Kelly’s scary island numbers by over a million!

    • dumberries says:

      The final ratings are now being cited as 3.2 million for Monday’s RHNJ. It’s the highest ratings for a non-finale, and WWHL for the same night scored its highest ratings ever. Ughh. The link is below:


      • ShyAsrai says:

        *sigh* don’t feel bad. we can’t help being rubberneckers… it’s the human condition and without it, we’d all still be living in caves and no one would have a forehead yet, not just Mrs. Juicy.

        i swear on my honor that – as someone who has NEVER been mistaken for a beauty queen – i don’t pick on people who have physical traits that can’t be changed. but there truly ought to have been a hair-lasering specialist on Theresa’s list of creditors. i am obsessed with her low forehead.

        • quincyillinois says:

          Teresa’s face doesn’t bother me. I don’t like the lies and the air of superiority that she emits. She thinks she is better than Danielle when she steals from creditors and lies in court documents. It’s good to know that Joe and Teresa will pay for perjury.

  60. Butter'sMom says:

    Wow! Thanks for the welcome. I hope to contribute to the discussions. BTW Butters is my dog–the cutest beagle in the world.

    I used to like Theresa last season but I began to hate her when she sent off on B in her blog. I liked her because she was so tacky and seemed to embrace it in a wink, wink, way. I have of course realized that she wasn’t embracing the sterotype in an ironic way but was just plain tacky.

  61. ilovelynn says:

    ok, don’t know if anyway else has talked about this, but there is a rhony marathon on until bgm starts. right now they are showing the episodes leading up to the creaky joints soiree and two things really stand out. #1, jill was always, always a bitch that complained about everything (bethenny imitating jill nix all the food at the venue is hilarious!) and luann was actually very sweet and sometimes very clever and witty. just sayin’. back to my lurking position.

    • quincyillinois says:

      That fight at creaky joints was the beginning of the end of the Jill and Bethenny/Lucy and Ethel fight. Watch Bethenny’s neck for a viceral reaction to Jill Zarin’s, “Leave.”

      I was so off today until that poster said the BP spill is over. Now, I feel like a million bucks. I love you all.

    • Butter'sMom says:

      I’m watching it now too as I read People magazine with B on the cover. I agree it is interesting to watch old show and see JZ in a new light knowing what her real personality is like. BTW the People also has a story on my personal hero Jane Goodall. I met her once in college after she gave a lecture. Now she is a person to admire.

      • quincyillinois says:

        I met Shirine Ebadi days after she won the Nobel Peace Prize. She risked her life and the lives of her family for civil rights in Iran. My daughter was asked to be on stage with Dr. Ebadi during the Brown graduation ceremonies. My husband speaks Farsi so they asked us to be close by.

        I also met Bill Cosby that day… and he has always been one of my heroes.

  62. HD says:

    Lynn, you said that Kevin won but I thought Kenny won the challenge in the end for his curry eggplant dish? Did I miss something?

    • error 404 says:

      The curry&eggplant did win. I couldn’t be bothered to learn anyone’s name. lol

  63. Squirrels says:

    Ok, OT.

    Tried to fix my blog re: Kathy and Maggie Mom Griffen. Somehow I duplicated images. I’ll try to figure out how to delete, but my brain’s been working overtime as it is. lol. If anyone knows how to do that, I’d be grateful for advice. Thanks.

    Anyway, click on my nic and enjoy.

    • kats2 says:

      Squirrels – I did and enjoyed it you should do more blogs!!!! Also send to Kathy G, if you haven’t already.

      • Squirrels says:

        I tweeted her, dunno if she reads them.

        Thank you. My first attempt. Now I just have to figure out how to do it right, lol.

        • Butter'sMom says:

          Squirrels the blog was great. I love Kathy and have seen her every time she is in Cleveland. I also love her mom and cried when her dad died. He was a pistol. I am hoping to pick up Maggie’s book soon. I was laid off 2 months ago so I’m counting pennies.

    • Wendy says:

      Great post squirrels, love the pics.

    • Jules says:

      Squirrels, great blog, but Kathy’s last name is spelled Griffin, not Griffen.

      • Squirrels says:

        chit…thanks. brb. lol

      • Jules says:

        Squirrel, don’t worry about it. I hated to even tell you because I knew once you realized it you would just about swallow your tongue, but I wasn’t going to be that girl that lets her girlfriend walk around the party with her skirt tucked in her pantyhose, and never says a word. I meant it when I said I liked your blog.

        • Squirrels says:

          Hey, the worst thing a journalist can do is spell a name wrong. Federal journalism offense. I actually thought I had it right. Next time…. I’ll check and recheck like I was taught. THANK YOU JULES!!

        • Jules says:

          Squirrel, my oldest sister has her masters degree in journalism, and she has been horrified in the past with her own typos, and mispellings. I had a minor in English, but I am finding as I get older, and now that I am out of corporate America, I am forgetting how to spell. My twin sister, and I laugh about, but it bothers me – she on the other hand says she is completely content with dummying down.

    • dumberries says:

      Thanks for the blog and pics Squirrels! Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. dumberries says:

    I’m on the west coast and watching the season 2 RHNY repeats. They just played the scene with Ramona trying to warn Bethenny that Jill will only like you and be your cheerleader as long as she thinks you’re the underdog (ie she has what you want). I remember feeling bad for B and disagreeing about Jill when this first aired. Now, I feel like I owe Ramona a big apology – she doesn’t articulate her points very well, but she’s usually right when it comes to Jill!

  65. kats2 says:

    Like Mother, like daughter? The following is why nothing will ever change with these people and it’s dangerous to have them on TV.

    The following are tweets from Jacqueline and including more digs at Danielle it also involves this vile twitter person who is saying the nastiest stuff to all of them on twitter. Goes by the name of MonkeyTeresa (It’s bad, just very gross stuff she is saying about all the Manzo’s, Teresa, Jac, etc..) I have also seen Chris Manzo threaten this person to say the stuff to his face and now Jacqueline is engaging this weirdo too. Most normal people would block the person and not engae with a total stranger when they are being so disgusting. Their entire life is on TV how difficult would it be for this loon whose buttons they are now pushing to really come after them? The following is just another example of how they engage with crazy people and show they have no control or class and basically just a thug way of life.

    BRAVO this is not going to end nicely you need to put a stop to this cast now.

    Read from the bottom up

    That’s what I thought!
    about 5 hours ago via web

    Reply Retweet . Just what I thought. A COWARD! I’m here, where are YOU tough guy? I’ll give you 2 more minutes then I have somewhere else I need to be.
    about 6 hours ago via web

    Reply Retweet . Love how that COWARD hides behind a fake Twitter name then cancels Twitter account&reopens another fake one.This is the real me so who r U?
    about 7 hours ago via web

    Reply Retweet .monkeyteresa @JacLaurita Meet me behind Chateau at noon tomorrow} i ll do u 1 better ill knock on your door or maybe come through a window
    about 20 hours ago via web

    Retweeted by JacLaurita and 8 others
    Reply Retweet . Looking forward to my special meeting tomorrow at noon
    about 18 hours ago via web

    Reply Retweet . @GreggyBennett You are hilarious! Glad you are having fun.lol! Remember next time to first engage before you suggest.
    about 18 hours ago via web in reply to GreggyBennett

    @jaclaurita @Teresa_Giudice This is me in Vegas trying to get men to buy me drinks http://yfrog.com/2mdt9qj (It’s a pic of Danielle in the doctors office for the boob job)

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      They don’t get it – there are real people in the real world who will do real bad things for no real reason! Don’t they know about stranger danger??

  66. Just done says:

    ok, very upset. Went to Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (not the one on the store but their “sister” store) and there was no more skinnygirl margeritas! They have them in the Wayne store, but not here until August. Soooo mad! Guess I have to channel Ramona and have some Pinot when I’m watching BGM?

    • Brianna says:

      Or just make your own. It’s very easy.
      * 2 oz of Clear Premium Tequila (count 1, 2 while you pour, no need for measuring)
      * Tiny splash of Orange Liquor
      * Juice of 4 Fresh Lime Wedges

      or, step by step here:

      • Just done says:

        Thanks Brianna!

      • Upper WestSide Dude says:

        Max says they “kind of like a watered-down margarita.”


        • HD says:

          They don’t sale it where I live either which I really think they are missing out on a fortune! What woman doesn’t want to drink AND save calories! It would fly off the shelf! I hope they get it here!

          • Just done says:

            HD, they did fly off the shelf. The guy said the day they got them in they were sold out that night. They can’t get another shipment until early August. That’s so not good!

          • Maxine49 says:

            I’m on my third bottle (OK, not in one night)…it’s delicious, really.

            • Just done says:

              Maxine, did you get it in NY? I’m considering driving to the other location in Wayne (maybe I’ll visit Danielle when I’m there LOL) just to pick up a bottle. It’s about 20 minutes away, is it worth it? I did make the Skinnygirl Frangelini tonight. They were great!

              • Maxine49 says:

                No, I’m in Massachusetts. My store said it was a best seller, too.

              • Maxine49 says:

                Is the Frangelini in her book? I think I’ll have to buy the book. I love the Margaritas as they are not too sweet…so I’m not downing them like lemonade…that’s a good thing.

        • Dixie says:

          In the interview he says he doesn’t know much about the Jill/Bethenny fight. To me, that means that Bethenny doesn’t talk about it at all, which must burn Jill up. You know Jill is still talking about it ad nauseum to anything that will move.

          • HD says:

            Oh…you can order it online at her website and have it shipped to your house if you really, really want it. (at least I am pretty sure you can. I went to look one day.) I think I am going to do that one day until it gets here. I am pretty good friends with the owner of a liquor store (plead the 5th on that one) but I am sure if talked to him he would order it. If not I am going to order it from her site one day just to try it.

            • Just done says:

              HD, thanks for the suggestion. I went to B’s website, and the first retailer was Gary’s and they are listed as “out of stock.” I did find it at the other retailers though, so I’ll order first thing in the morning! Thanks again!

  67. Wendy says:

    Hot Damn! Thanks for the link to the article about Teresa and the auction. This just made my day! It’s like winning the “material to snark about Teresa with” lottery! Bravo Producers: Pay attention Puhleese! Get your butts over to NJ and start the cameras rolling. I want to see footage of Teresa’s Bankruptcy yard sale. Oh man, the possiblilities of potential interesting shows are endless now. Danielle buying all T’s crap at the auction. Teresa scrambling around to hide all her stuff, Teresa and Joe in orange jumpsuits in the slammer. I could go on and on…I wonder if Andy will have some kind of video feed from jail so Teresa can be part of the reunion.
    This woman makes me sick. Bragging about her book sales. I hope they find every penny and pay back her creditors!

    • You just KNOW that Danielle was there somewhere …. !

      • Wendy says:

        Oh yeah, she is loving this.

        • boston02127 says:

          As much as we despise Danielle, I think she’s smarter than the rest of them. Not smart in a book type way but street smart.

          • Wendy says:

            I agree.

          • error 404 says:


          • dumberries says:

            Way smarter. She may be an unbalanced con woman, but she’s willing to play the part and seize every opportunity to get ahead. The rest of them just think they are right about everything, there’s strength in numbers, and they are untouchable by the law. Danielle knows better. She’s played it so that there is no show whatsoever without her.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Andy said they will be filming the NJ reunion in a couple of weeks so Teresa will not be able to pretend anymore – Andy will need a bulletproof box over his chair at that taping! lol

      • kats2 says:

        I wish it was true but Andy is a wimp and there is no way he will nail Teresa the way he should with all the proof. It will be more of the same BS.

        • kats2 says:

          Also needed to add – that they are all working with that PR dude of Jill used so he will create some BS no answers for all of them. It’s going to be a total waste of time.

          • Buffywood says:

            Agree! Andy doesn’t have the balls to hold anyone accountable for anything. She will make up some bullshit story and Andy will get away with it.

            • Buffywood says:

              crap… Andy will LET her get away with it.

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              But do you think Danielle will let her get away with it?

            • Squirrels says:

              Andy has no balls, as he’s proven time and time again. Joan Rivers has bigger balls than he does. All he is is window dressing for the Bravo BS series, and he sucks at it.

              Can you say “enabler” in Staub v Bravo?

              • quincyillinois says:

                It bothers me that lies are allowed to stand in the Bravo world. We see the court documents.

          • ShyAsrai says:

            it seems to me Jill’s PR team hasn’t exactly been a roaring success if their mission was damage control.

            of course, even the most skilled spin doctors need clients who ‘get it’.

            i think neither Theresa nor Trashley are any more more savvy on that front than the wretched Jill or Kellamity’s PR Rule No. Eleventy-Million…

            i wonder if Bravo is sweating a potential ZIPPED reunion or figuring these witless women are gonna ‘bring it’ anyway?

            as far as the reunion show, now that Danielle has filed suit, what will there be left to talk or argue about after their respective attorneys tell them all to ZIP IT?

    • BamaBelle says:

      Bravo should be filming the auction… why not? It’s part of the REAL housewives life-right?… Teresa is bragging about having a 5 million dollar mansion-while owing creditors 11 million. She said her house wasn’t in foreclosure when techinally her Jersey Shore house has been foreclosed on and other property taken back by the lenders. She’s been bragging about how wealthy they are when she’s buying all that crap on credit cards. She’s screwing people out of money while owning a pizza restuarant that she and Joe didn’t claim as income.

      In an interview she claims they are living within their means now because of the economy and a “fresh start”, yet she snubbed her nose at working in the pizza place and thinks she’s too good to live in their apartment building, yet she bragged about all the money she spent on Gia’s birthday party. She calls Danielle all kinds of nasty names-tells all her business-revealed that book to anybody who would listen, then looks straight into the camera and says “it’s none of Danielle’s business about her life.”

      I think the CROOKS honestly thought they could rip off business partners, vendors and stores-wipe it all away in bankrupcy, but keep spending! Everything they owe that is of value should be sold to satisfy some of their debt, then they should live like other people who claim to make under 80,000 a year! That means a house that you can afford-not a freaking mansion. They haven’t paid their car payment and according to documents didn’t even carry insurance on that expensive car!

      Teresa is vicious! She had to be held back last season after flipping a table in a nice restuarant, breaking things-she should have been arrested for that! I wonder if Bravo paid that bill? If I had been Danielle, I would of let Teresa hit me because it would be worth a bruise or two to see that PIG in jail… Teresa Guidice is the first women I’ve ever called a pig!

      Anybody that would dress their baby like a hooker (WindyCity’s words… LOL) and I agree… not only buying their baby leopard skin high heels, but actually putting them on her for a magazine picture is nothing but TRASH!

      Ashley shouldn’t get away with “I thought she hit my mother” defense. She said she pulled Danielle’s hair out… because she’s a bitch. She bragged that she pulled alot of it out. Kim G. (the two-faced witch that she is) was caught on tape telling Teresa and Ashley she saw the pulled out hair. Even the police officer acknowledged he saw Danielle’s hair pulled out. So, for Teresa and Jacqueline to say Danielle’s hair wasn’t pulled hard enough to have come out… it’s on film that it WAS!

      Next Monday, Jacqueline is complaining that this could ruin her daughter like it’s Danielle’s fault. There’s the problem with this girl! She has to take responsibility for her actions! How many times was she told to stay away from Danielle… not to get involved… not to talk to her… not to talk about her on FB or Twitter… how many times was she warned? Even her boyfriend said if she does something to Danielle she would get arrested and she shrugged her shoulders like… so what?

      Ashley’s troubles belong to Ashley… nobody else. Last season it made me sick that Jacqueline was so proud that she passed summer school. OMG-my dog could pass freaking summer school!

  68. MAMAZ says:

    I’m not enjoying this season of Top Chef. I liked Angelo on the first episode but he’s acting like a creeper sniffing aroun Tamesha. Ick.

    I think Kelly tweets about food so much because she has an eating disorder. She’s obsessed with food.

    • Wendy says:

      I just finished watching Top Chef. I’m not enjoying it this season either. I miss Fabio. Loved him.

  69. Rawhideaz says:

    Duh . . . day late and a . . .

    It finally just hit me that JZ hates Silex so much because Simon really called her out on Amazongate. Rawhide . . . pay attention – PA-LEASE~!

  70. boston02127 says:

    Squirrels — Luv your blog. The pictures are great.

  71. iceNfire says:

    Hello Everyone – OT

    Just wanted to post for “Bravo Eyes”

    Teresa = Guilty

    Andy Cohen has suffered the same “famous in my mind” mentality as Jill Zarin. Get over yourself Andy. You should have listened to Jerry, you ARE unprofessional and imo belong on reunion shows only. WWHL? How about Fuck You and your over sized ego.

    Okay, I feel better now ( just watched NJ )

    I Hate Jill Zarin

    Thanks Lynn

  72. Brianna says:

    Kelly K. Bensimon kikilet

    so happy to be back to the beach. what are we watching on tv tonight? 10 minutes ago via web

  73. Wendy says:

    I was reading Teresa’s blog earlier. alot of people are calling her out about her behavior. Not the usual crap…love,love,love you Teresa. Her fans are starting to turn against her..just like Jill.
    Oh yeah, just because I’m commenting about Teresa, It doesn’t mean I forgot about hating Jill!!

  74. Brianna says:

    so, I wonder how many people tweeted Kelly back that they are watching Bethenny Getting Married? Tonight. Ha!

    • BamaBelle says:

      Kelly is beginning to look like a stalker to me. Why, why would she talk about the beach today of all days… she knows good and well where Bethenny went on her Honeymoon, and that episode was tonight… CREEPY!

  75. HD says:

    I know I am so late but did someone say Teresa owned a pizzeria? What the hell is going on her. First she is broke now she owns a pizzeria?

    • error 404 says:

      the Gs own a lot of things, including a pizzaria with apts above. Showing it on the show but not claiming it in their bankruptcy filing is just one of the incredibly stupid things they did that got their filing tagged and now they’re under investigation.

      • Maxine49 says:

        And the undervalued their assets…like claiming that the entire clothing wardrobe of the family is worth $3000…and that the refrigerator is worth $500, the other kitchen appliances $1500 total, and the bedroom furniture of all 4 girls is $2000 and the other household furnishing are worth $2000. They are F’ing criminals…not just stupid…stupid F’ing criminals! Let’s see how Caroline plays that one on the Reunion….will she cry her crocodile tears for Poor Teresa…can you imagine Caroline trying to defend Teresa’s criminal behavior–the wannabe mother of an attorney, no less!

        • BamaBelle says:

          Yeah, Caroline will defend Teresa because remember, it’s all Danielle’s fault. Plus-I’m sure Albie will be a Criminal Defense Attorney… I’m sure they need one in the family!

    • viki55 says:

      I think you can watch the video at bravo as a preview.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      go to Bravo’s site and there is a video of the pizza/apartment investment property – very interesting dialog too

  76. viki55 says:

    12 minutes till the honeymoon episode…tic..tic..tic..Can hardy wait!

  77. Adgirl says:

    Seriously, Andy C calling out Teresa on her BS?
    After he let Jelly (Jill + Kelly) go with his softball questions during the NY reunion I don’t believe he will ask anything more controversial than what did the women have for breakfast that morning.

    Bring on Tabatha as MC. Whoever suggested that is a genius.

    • scorpiosue1102 says:

      I tweeted to Andy that Tabitha should moderate the reunion show :). Not my idea though, but a great idea none the less.

  78. Really could have done without the skinny dipping on camera …

    The iguana stuff is hilarious. Call the Front Desk!! LOL

  79. Brianna says:

    She is such a bitch.

    Kelly K. Bensimon kikilet

    Parks and recreation is too good. Amy poehler is hilarious. Nbc watch it

    • Ellabean says:

      Geeze Louise. That’s another poke at Bethenney.

      Isn’t Parks on the same time as Beth’s show? And Amy P is a comedienne (nothing against Amy P. – I like her too).

      Kelly is a seething monster. Dangerous. “Unpredictable”.

  80. boston02127 says:

    @adgirl–did you get the link I posted to you about that tv show knots landing?

    • BamaBelle says:

      What!… Boston what do you have about Knots Landing? That’s my favorite all-time show. I watched it when it originally aired every Thurday night at 9:00 pm central… all 14 years worth. Then again when SoapNet re-ran the series. I mentioned Knots Landing last week.

  81. HD says:

    I love how much Jason is attracted to Bethanny while she is pregnant. Some men aren’t like that. I wish Bethanny would embrace her new curves and not call herself fat or make jokes about how big she is. She is having a baby not that big because she is sitting home eating Big Macs all day. She looks fine. Not all women that are pregnant have the luxury of designer pregnancy clothes, hair stylist and make up artist. I think she looks wonderful! She should have embraced every second of it. At her age she may decide not to have any more kids. I was 19 when I was pregnant and ate whatever I wanted. That was my “you are free to be fat” card. 🙂

    • Maxine49 says:

      It’s Bethenny’s sarcastic wit and sense of irony….it’s what makes Bethenny so entertaining…it’s her very essence….it’s why we are watching her and not ShillZ.

  82. Kokuanani says:

    Just watched the scene of Bethenny getting emotional after seeing the little girl(s). It wwas so sweet how Jason comforted her.

    Can you imagine either Jill [+ Bobby] or Kiki [+ whoever] having that sort of interaction with their “spouse”? I just can’t imagine either of them showing this level of truth or vulnerability.

  83. Buffywood says:

    In reading some of the details of the bankruptcy filings, a lot of things just don’t add up. For example, how do ou have four mortgages totally $600,000 on a property worth $200,000? Real estate values have declined but not that much. In his line of business Joe would have access to contruction loans which basically would allow him to borrow money based on the future improved value of a property. If he was falsifying load documents (saying he was doing contruction on this property) so he could “rob Peter to Pay Paul”, there could also be some criminal charges pending. I think tomorrow I will do some research… god bless public records!

    • Maxine49 says:

      Any possible criminal charges for loan fraud is not the purview of the bankruptcy court. That would be either state law or Federal, depending if the loan was federally insured. Also, it depends on the value of the house/appraisal when the loan was secured. What is the purview of the bankruptcy court is the fraudulent filing of the value of their assets and the non-reporting of all their sources of income. They are soooo toasted…and I could not be happier…justice will be done!

      • quincyillinois says:

        I like justice.

      • Buffywood says:

        Yes, it would be up to the financial institution itself that would need to initiate charges. Considering their chances of getting 100% of their money back as of now is slim to none, they definately have a motive to at least look into it. A construction loan would have allowed Joe to borrow more than the property was worth but as he takes periodic draws there is supposed to be a process in which you validate what you are spending the money on so the bank can see progress. If any of this was bogus then they can file criminal theft charges (theft by deception).

  84. Brianna says:

    Bethenny’s show just makes me smile. A lot!

    I love that.

    She had the baby shortly after the honeymoon right?

  85. boston02127 says:

    Teresa’s tweet: I love Connecticut!!!!

    Hmm, foreshadowing a move?

  86. HD says:

    May I just say…and this has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING…I am sooooooooooooo glad Lindsey Lohan is going to jail! And why all of a sudden does she want to check into rehab? A little too late honey. If this girl doesn’t go to jail I will be so mad! I think jail is what she needs to slap her into soberiety!

    • Squirrels says:

      Sad part is, celebs get a private cell, and usually get out way before their sentence is fulfilled.

      If i’m ever arrested facing jail time, I’m gonna blow 100 men and sell it to US Magazine in hopes I get enough face time to get me off the hook.

      Just thinking out loud.

  87. nancy says:

    Tap up and go to Reality Tag down and you will see. Jill says SHE WILL RETURN unless I am not reading it correct.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      We don’t know who is going to return for a fourth season because no one has been invited back yet. Jill doesn’t know what her fate is yet.

        • Maxine49 says:

          Well what do you expect her to say? No way she is going to admit it. But I believe Bethenny. Also, she’s led a hard life–looks like a drinker…she looks 20 years older than 58…!

          • Char212 says:

            That’s just what I was thinking too. She certainly isn’t going to admit to being a drunk. You’re right, she looks rough and a lot older then 58. At least her step dad said that what Bethanny said was true.

        • error 404 says:

          a. what took her so long? did she have to get up some ‘dutch courage’ first?
          b. could they have found a scarier picture?
          c. Star magazine? Really? People may not be Pulitzer worthy, but Star is like birdcage lining journalism.

        • Need a Hobby says:

          Not a great pic to counter allegations of an eating disorder & alcoholism. Just sayin’. Apparently her “exclusive” interviews will appear in both the Star and the National Enquirer. (They’re both owned by AMI.)

          Online I’ve found that Birk (who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree) taught a couple of continuing ed interior design courses at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY.

          • Pantry Viewer says:

            HOLY COW! That picture was freightening! Wow. Isn’t Ramona 50-something and this lady is 58? Bulemia/drinking confirmed, I’d say.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Well, well, well – guessing there is $$$$ involved in “telling her side” of the story. How sad.

  88. scorpiosue1102 says:

    Watched BGM? and I just love that show. They are just so much fun together. The whole iguana poop scene was hilarious as was the hot pepper scene. LOL Now watching him get excited about waxing Bethenny’s belly. The skinny dipping didn’t bother me. I think it’s kind of refreshing to see a couple so into each other as compared to ick couples like Jill and Bobby or Teresa and Juicy Joe. Ick. Jason just loves Bethenny and you can see how he lights up around her. He is funny, thoughtful and so sweet.

    • quincyillinois says:

      I love Bethenny Frankel Hoppy too. She was great during the delivery. “Pardon my belch.” This is the greatest reality show.

      I think I love Julie and Jason…even Cudo.

      Thanks for listening to me as I enjoy this show so much.

    • Squirrels says:

      Don’t knock skinny dipping till you try it. It envelopes you. I always feel so free nakid in the water.

  89. Just done says:

    Just finished watching BGM and I have to agree with the posters above, this show makes me smile. I was describing it to a friend today who watched RHNY but not BGM…she said she didn’t need the drama. I told her that one sentence, “it makes me smile.” She came over, I made Skinnygirl Frangelinis and we watched the marathon so she could be caught up. She laughed and cried and thanked me for introducing her to this fabulous show. That’s why I love this show, it just makes you feel good.

    I especially loved the dinner Jason planned for their last night. How romantic was that? He definitely is a “partner” in every sense of the word, between talking B off the ledge when she got emotional, to going on the “food crawl,” you have to love a man like that. Good for Bethenny, she deserves it. Can’t wait till next week but I think I’m going to drive to Wayne for some Skinnygirl Margeritas!

    • Char212 says:

      I agree whole heartily. I’m sitting here smiling from ear to ear. It’s such a feel good show and I love it. They are so cute together. The skinny dipping didn’t bother me either. Jason is perfect for B. He knows just the right things to say at the right times.

  90. ShyAsrai says:

    hot pepper!! hilarious….. it’s so funny when B cracks up. infectious laughter.

  91. Squirrels says:

    I responded to Stupidelly’s tweet re: what are you watching tonight?

    @kikilet BETHENNY GETTING MARRIED? and that’s Bethenny with an e, btw, you uneducated twit.

    Couldn’t help myself.

  92. Squirrels says:

    “Can babies wear white after labor day”? OMG Do you know how much that meant to me? In SoCal they wear white shoes all year round. Makes me nuts. Thanks B for raising a very important fashion issue.

    Obviously, I’m still east coast at heart.

  93. Just done says:

    @Maxine – here is the recipe for the Frangelini: http://www.bethenny.com/2010/07/14/skinnygirl-frangelini/

  94. vilzvet says:

    Eww, I read the Bethenny’s mother story on Realitytea and some idiot posted a link to IDoNotLikeLynnHudson and Alex McCord or whatever it’s called. Cannot believe she doesn’t post everything, that is why she has only eight, count ’em, eight, responses to an all-day blog. This is what I tried to post:
    “Heheh, you are so desperate for readers that you had a flunky post a link to this on a Bethenny Frankel story, KNOWING it would get people to click on it, as I did. EIGHT responses to this that has been up most of the day? Heheheh, oh go back on over to the I Hate Jill Zarin blog which has hundreds and hundreds of responses all the time! Yes I took the time to read this “blog” and gagged! You “like” Kelly, “Love” Jill, Kelly was “bullied”, on brother!! I think I need to head back to reality and real, articulate blog writers.”

    • Char212 says:

      I read that blog too vilzvet and I had to laugh at the beginning of it. She said she’s overwhelmed with all the positive feedback she’s getting, of course they are all in private messages lol. What else could she say when no one is leaving comments on there. Who does she think she’s fooling? I’m not buying it. I bet the only feedback she’s getting is the 8 comments we see on there.

      • Just done says:

        LOL…I was thinking exactly the same thing! It amazes me that she talks about how she is open and fair, but worships Shill every chance she gets. I wanted to take a shower after I read that garbage.

  95. HowUDoing says:

    I would just like to comment on Albie’s disability. A learning disability can fall into any category. I think he has a reading disability since he stated it takes him longer to comprehend the information he reads. It is required by law for colleges to offer students who have a disability an appropriate education with modifications or accommodation according to IDEA laws. This does not mean he has anything other students do not, it just means he education is adjusted to give an equally playing field. If this student can read and comprehend, what are two different things, around 150 wpm (words per minute), but another students can only read an comprehend 75 wpm, then the students with the learning disability, which has been diagnosed and stated in an IEP (Individual Education Plan), MUST receive accommodations or modification which allow both students to receive the best education possible. I am a Special Education teacher who just graduated from college. My college provided students with any disability services. I’m not sure if college students have an IEP or some other plan, I can only speak of what I know regrading disabilities and the laws regrading the individual rights of a student with a disability. Thank you.

    • Just done says:

      HowUDoing – first, let me commend you on your chosen profession. It is dear to my heart in that my son has is in special ed. He is classified as OHI (other health impaired) because he has ADD. Now, from what I have researched, he will not have an IEP when he gets to college, but there are colleges that make accommodations for special education students. I have been researching them already. As for law school, I think that’s where it’s a whole other story. Maybe Albie received services in college, but that never took place in law school? I don’t know the particulars, but I do know that finding a school for special ed kids is difficult enough, I can’t imagine finding a law school! I know, because my son wants to be a veternarian. It’s going to be a tough ride, but he’s so smart and so driven that I know he’ll do it.

      I personally think that Albie did what he wanted because mommy and daddy were paying for it. Using your disability because you were too busy partying/making a reality show makes all special ed kids look bad. OK, that’s all for my rant about Albie.

    • Squirrels says:

      I think the question here is, did Albie have an IEP? If so, it would be documented in his school records. Unless and until I see evidence of that, it’s a smoke screen.

      As a mom of a 25 yr old son born with Down Syndrome, I have a bit of experience and knowledge. I’m not trying to toot a horn here. I am a realist. My son was mainstreamed through the third grade, at which point, his teacher/aide/IEP team decided to place him in a self contained classroom. (That term sounds a lot more harsh than it is). It gave him the opportunity to grow with his true peers. It was a sad moment, but a great decision.

      Albie, if learning disabled, should have had parents that pushed hard to get him the training he needed to overcome dyslexia or whatever reading disability he has. That would be documented by law via the state/private school system. I’ve yet to see any documentation. So at this point for me, it’s not only BS, but a blight on the system that works so hard to help disabled students reach their full potential.

      end rant.



      • Squirrels says:

        Crap… btw, add me to that team which made the decision to place him in a self contained classroom.

        lol…. I forgot my own role for a second there. Damn I’m getting old.

        • coocoopuffs78 says:

          I have a 7 year old daughter with autism and mental retardation. I have some questions if you don’t mind. It’s rare that I come across a parent of an adult whose raised a special needs child. Please email me at StephWhite78@aol.com.

    • Maxine49 says:

      Read this article. Albie was apparently in a part-time day program at Seton Hall for students who did not have the full credentials to gain admission, i.e., undergraduate grades and LSAT score not high enough. He only had to take 3 classes, instead of 4. It seems like it was a kind of “trial run” to give a chance to those who otherwise would not be admitted. Read his quote below.

      Now, in my book, that seriously calls into question his ability to make it in law school, disability or not. In order for you to be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, don’t you have to be otherwise qualified. It doesn’t “appear” that Albie raised the LD issue until after the fact. It’s all very murky, but the facts are slowly emerging. Also, fellow Seton hall students are reporting that he never showed up for class.


      Also, the lawyer they showed on the episode, Karin Morgen, was disbarred in FLA in 1997. Holy moly! Where do they troll for these characters…good grief!

      • kats2 says:

        Maxine49 Kudooz on the information. I knew in the case of the Manzo’s there had to be more to the story. Thank you for sharing.

        • Maxine49 says:

          Absolutely, kats, that entire crew are scam artists and grifters…you just knew there was their story and the real story…ya gotta love the internet….all that information out there…and the bad guys can’t hide anymore…or they can’t hide for long.

      • Maxine49 says:

        Ooops, I meant to post this link to Albie’s statement about the part-time program he was in at Seton Hall. Scroll down to July 13.


        • Thanks for posting my link Maxine! (yep-I highlighted ALBIE’S statements about being in the part-time program to get-around the GPA & LSAT rules, in yellow, you hafta scroll-down a little).
          And, yeah, what I cannot wrap my head around is why, WTH? ANY of these con-artists decided to attract attention by being on television??
          Is Bravo responsible for damages?
          Are they going to bail-out Teresa & her children?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        agreed @Maxine49 – Albie skirted the normal college entry route by doing the Day Student program as he did not have either the GPA or LSAT scores….if he had raised the LD at the time he started this would not be an issue. While schools may vary class to class in their expectations – all classes let you know on the first day how much weight tests, class participation, exams, essays go into the grading process!

  96. Squirrels says:

    BB saboteur is revealed. interesting.

  97. lillybee says:

    I thought that NY Season II was almost all about Jill. Her Hampton house, the redecorating of the apt, the tennis grudge match, the nasty remarks she made on Page 6, her charity event, et all. Season III not so much.

    • Squirrels says:

      Guess that may be why she was adamant on “slaying” Bethenny. Without Jill Zarin, there is no sun, no rain to make the flowers grow, no wolves to cull the herd.

      Ok, that was extreme. Tee hee.

    • Maxine49 says:

      By the way, Jill never had a “Hamptons” house. She had a house in Sag harbor…very nice town in the Eat End of LI, but not the Hamptons. And when they filmed those scenes at the house…they had already sold it and were renting it back for the season.

    • error 404 says:

      Season 3: the Hamptons as usual, fashion week as usual, she threw a Sacks event, she hosted a Kodak event, dog’s vet visit, and her big skating party… all revolving around the seasons big big story line of her feud with her bff which permiated every scene.

      Sorry, but when someone getting a huge naked ad in times square is cut from the show so that there’s plenty of time to show america you having your spoiled dog checked by a vet, you are still very much the STAR of your show.

      • Maxine49 says:

        “Cut from the show!” Surely you jest! If Bethenny doesn’t come back to RHONY, it will be her choice…she is the break out star…hello?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO Jill believes that the show should revolve around her. Look at Zarin Fabric’s website: Jill is the star of RHONY, wife to Bobby and mother to Ally and Ginger! If the other cast members don’t pay her the proper respect then they will suffer her consequences. Season Three, her target was Bethenny because she broke from the pack in Season Two. It must have curled the witch’s toes when Ramona got the Renewal Trip/Vow Renewal storyline.

  98. kats2 says:

    Does anyone know how many more espisodes of BGM there will be?

    • Squirrels says:

      Don’t know, but I hope they end it here. They may pull off one more season, but why would they want to? I mean, she’s made a billion x the money I would in three years. To continue begins to intrude on that personal love and life she seems to desire beyond all else. I would miss the antics, the camaraderie, not so much the ball busting, yet it’s always best to leave when you are on top.

      Other opportunities will follow. She doesn’t owe me a thing. Moving forward doesn’t necessarily mean look for more face time on TV.

      • quincyillinois says:

        There has been talk of a talk show. Beth would be great in that venue. She could have her cake and eat it too.

      • HD says:

        I completely agree with you, Squirrls. At this point I would start doing something else. Use the “fame” that she has gotten and parlay that into more with her books, liquor and I really think she would be a good motivational speaker on how to come out of the fire smelling like roses with all the stuff she went through as a child and now she is sitting on top of the world.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Bethenny likes to leave when the party is in full swing – I think this true with BGM? because when she was on WWHL she hinted she might be open for a second season but the show would have to have a name change. She has soooo much on her plate and she doesn’t have to have the camera like Jill. We have been treated to her milestone events – she wouldn’t give fans anything less.

  99. lillybee says:

    Jason seems to be a good guy. It is nice that he is getting more comfortable in front of the camera.

    • Squirrels says:

      I love his consistent goofy smile. Not pretentious, not an agenda whore. Were I to dare give them advice? Support one another. Don’t ever take sides when it comes to your children. If you are united, your kids will follow.

  100. LynnNChicago says:

    Kim Zolciak’s daughter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbI_BCDscQ <– NEW VIDEO! @kimzolciak
    10 minutes ago via web

  101. ShyAsrai says:

    OT just for fun…

    So i got my wee granddaughter a baby bouncer yesterday. (gosh, stuff is so fancy compared to when my kids were babies! http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3954743)

    Lately she’s been frustrated beyond belief because at only just 6-months she can’t yet crawl, sit up or even roll over. But oh boy she’s been rarin’ to take off and her fat little legs have been continously going like she was Lance Armstrong biking up a French hill!

    The only thing that keeps her happy anymore is to jump up and down as we hold her upright. (oohh my belly has been taking such a beating lately! lol)

    Let me tell you – after we put a thick cutting board under her feet so the squirt could reach – she took 4.2 seconds to get the idea and bounced herself silly! No kidding, she was like a wild woman! She did so much non-stop bouncing we gave her full body massages both last night and this morning after warm baths… I felt sure our little energizer bunny was going to end up with a nice charley horse or whiplash! (ok, so sue me for being a silly granny! lol)

    Her little fat feet slapped the board so many times so fast my daughter said “Look! Riverdance!” hahaha We ended up putting socks with rubber grips on the bottom to keep her from getting a blister. She was such a bouncing fool we laughed ourselves silly!

    Today my daughter tells me the Wee One has been ‘Riverdancing’ off and on all day long with breaks just for nursing and naps and that she slept through the night last night for the first time EVAH! yayyyyy

    So there’s the silly happy place this new grandmother has been in – slobbery kisses and fat faux-Riverdance feet! It’s the BEST. 🙂

    • Squirrels says:

      Fabulous account ShyAsrai. Another memory made for the family. Thanks so much for sharing. Someday I’ll be a grandma. Awesome

    • quincyillinois says:

      My granddaughter is 10 months. She stands up in the middle of the room and then goes down. I taught her how to take towels out of my kitchen towel drawer and she’s so smart that she now takes socks out of sock drawers. I love being a grandma.

      • viki55 says:

        awww sweet:)

      • BamaBelle says:

        I LOVE being a Grandmommy, too! I have 3 grandchildren… 1 granddaughter and 2 grandson’s… isn’t it funny how “US” Grandmother’s think our grandkids are the smartest kids in the world… LOL!

  102. Squirrels says:

    OT… from Green room with Paul Provenza –

    Martin Mull – ” An agnostic is an atheist in their late 60’s.”

  103. Adgirl says:

    ShyAsrai – that baby bouncer sounds fun. I wish I had one for myself. When my kids were little we had one – but were terrified it would become unhinged from the doorway and catapult them throught the window. I’m sure they make them better these days.

    lillybee -thanks for mentioning season 2. I can understand why JZ thought she was the starof the show- nearly every episode and commercial break S1 & 2 are about her.

  104. LynnNChicago says:

    Vote for @Bethenny! She is nominated for Favorite Reality Star in E!’s Tater Top Awards!


    • error 404 says:

      i suppose it’s interesting that someone cares enough about D-list celeb Lulu to make crap up.

      she’s in France with her man, but my cousin’s sister-in-law’s hairdresser’s bookie’s ex saw her in LA making out with some chick, so she must be a hard core lesbian. Yeah, I’m convinced.

    • HD says:

      For some reason I can believe Luann would do this. Luanna is not the stuffy, former countess, she would like us to believe at point i.e. “when you introduce me to the driver or people like that don’t use my first name.” Luann is a wild child that was forced to behave a certain way because she wanted to look a certain way. You can only conceal who you truly are for a certain amount of time. This would not surprise me in the least bit. Luann is a party girl.

      • anitabee says:

        I’m with you. LuAnn is a horny housewife.

        Maybe Andy’s next show will be the Horny Housewives of Reality TV.

        Let’s see there would be NeNe, Kim, Danielle, Teresa, LuAnn, Sonja and Gretchen. I wonder if I forgot somebody?

        • Ellabean says:

          And that one season, OC, Quinn, the new born Christian. The one that had her bazoombas showcased like the California coastline. She wanted to debate the Bible and shove it down that golfer boyfriends throat while screwing him. (laid?) Always get those two spelling wrong.

          Quinn in bed: “What do you mean God didn’t create the earth in 7 days – oh give it to me baby, …..now back to Genesis. “

        • tuzentswurth says:


  105. 2Stupid says:

    JZ is on page six this am in the We hear section. Apparently she is hosting a charity dinner for Save the Orphans in the Hamptons this weekend. It would be really interesting to see if any “society” people show up to her clam bake. I get the feeling she is toast with a lot of people. If anyone had any doubt that she is in bed with the Post, here is your proof. There is a picture of her with the comment. Isn’t it funny it runs after BGM last night!

    • error 404 says:

      There are orphans in the Hamptons? Did Kiki leave Sea & Teddy home alone so she could attend a letter opening in NYC again?

      • Olivia says:

        What “orphans” is she talking about? Could it possibly be the Gosselin kids who seem to be pretty much on their own what with Mom and Dad pursuing book deals, interviews, public appearances and selling themselves as “stars”?

      • 2Stupid says:

        Funny. Obviously I meant the event was being hosted in the Hamptons, but seriously someone should save Sea and Teddy from that nutcase mother of their’s. I think they spend alot of time in the summer with her parents in IL. I get the impression their dad, the AMAZING person he is, has little to nothing to do with them. I read he actually questioned their paternity. That’s got to make you feel good. I think Kiki had had to dodge a lot of bullets over the years and it accounts for most of her delusions. I wouldn’t want to live in the shadow of Elle, who is an AMAZING business person also.

        • Ellabean says:

          Where did you read that Gilles questioned the paternity of the girls? Not that I don’t believe you – it’s just that I sense there is so little known about the backstory of the Gilles ~Kelly courtship , marriage , and divorce out there – and frankly I’d love to learn more. Would like to know more about the growing-up Kelly – family dynamics etc. Yes, I know about her Rockford, Il roots and the modeling contest and she’s a twin etc. – but I want to know the “real deal”.

          If any of you know the term ” family of origin” when it comes to understanding “adult child” issues – then you get my drift.

          Just how did the young Kelly Killoren….come to be….and how did her present apparent “issues” get overlooked for so long?

          • 2Stupid says:

            It was in one of the NY gossip mags. It was a dated article, but it did say that Gilles had questioned one of the girls if my memory is correct. It also said he has very little to do with them. He does live downstairs, but I don’t really think it is to be close to the girls. I will google and try an find again.

            • Kokuanani says:

              These girls are the perfect candidates for boarding school.

              It would give them some structure and a galaxy of adults who would care about them, plus some consistency.

              And, of course, it would get them away from Kelly.

          • Maxine49 says:

            I read she went to Trinity College in Hartford for a year. Also, Gilles was married to the model Elle McPherson before he was married to Kelly. Kelly was his third wife. He’s 66 years old. Kelly’s what—41?

      • Ellabean says:

        Lol ! Good one Error !

        • Ellabean says:

          Thanks, much, “2”…..(as I posted to you upthread, I feel bad when writing your screen name because you’re so not ‘stupid’ – you’re very astute!):)

  106. Olivia says:

    Another busy day for the lawyers of America! Danielle is now being sued by former boyfriend Steve from last season who is claiming that Danielle’s assertion that he was filming her during sex (as opposed to his Twittering during sex) is ruining his reputation!

    With Danielle suing Theresa, Steve suing Danielle, Albie suing the school, Joe’s former partner suing him, are there enough legal eagles in NJ capable of handling all this litigation?

    I want to sue Bravo and Andy Cohen for bringing this pile of manure by branding this stuff “entertainment” and labeling these frauds as “stars”.

    • error 404 says:

      Excuse? Albie is suing his school? Just when you think the Manzos couldn’t sink any lower, they show you just how capable they are. What next? Is he going to mug a grandma on camera?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Is Albie really suing the school? I thought he was looking for a letter that would exempt him from the two year waiting period before he could apply at another law school?? And this is how Caroline thinks this will be turning out alright?

      • Maxine49 says:

        Windy, when I heard Caroline say in a sort of threatening tone…”will see how this works out”…I had visions of a butchered bleeding horse head turning up in the Seton Hall Dean’s bed a la “The Godfather.” These people are soooo mobbed up it is not funny.

  107. Denise says:

    Re Top Chef: I’m not quite loving the show but I do not care for Amanda and love watching her squirm. Tamesha (she who is void of personality) did have a win when she got $10,000 for making baby food. I don’t understand the Tamesha/Angelo thing other than than he wants to mentor and pontificate and she is young and stupid enough to listen.

    TRHONJ: Tried to find the pizzeria thing on the Bravo site; does anyone else find the Bravo website difficult to navigate? And their search engine sucks mightily.

    Bethenny’s Getting Married: First of all, Kelly is a moron and I truly believe she can’t spell Bethenny’s name (or spell at all– college grad my ass); with the weird spelling I sometimes struggle with it. Agree that Kelly has an eating disorder (along with a personality disorder) and she (like Teresa from NJ) is sometimes simple and childlike. Bitchy and as mean as a junk yard dog, but simple and childlike. But back to Bethenny: I wish she would stop making the derogatory comments about her size. Love the girl but she is guilty of sizism; she doesn’t seem as food obsessed as Krazy Kelly but she obviously has a disdain for “people of size”. And I think Bethenny was really selfish not to invite Jill on her honeymoon. How rude was that? Jill could have snuggled with them in bed, walked in the middle holding their hands while strolling on the beach, and squawked loudly about the island food (“OH MY GAWD! This peppa is so HOT!”) and the lack of a kosher deli. Oh, and cuddled the iguana because she missed “Ginja” so much. I just know it just killed Jill not to have been invited to the wedding, poor thing.

    And speaking of it being doubtful that Kelly has a college degree, can someone investigate Teresa’s claims that she has a degree? No.fucking.way.

  108. Olivia says:

    Does anyone know if that combined pizza parlor/apartment venture put together by Juicy Joe is still in business? Since that episode was filmed last Fall at about the same time these two morons were filing bankruptcy, I wonder how this venture succeeded or failed since then.

    Very difficult to get a true picture of these two’s grifting practices since they appear to owe millions but are still going strong if one tuned into Andy’s show Monday night. They both belong in jail as far as I am concerned. Spending other people’s money with no intention of repaying while fully aware that bankruptcy was looming on the horizon is criminal.

    People patting Theresa on the head need their own examined.

    • Ellabean says:

      Putting another pizza parlor in New Jersey is like adding another tree in the state of Washington, or a lake in Minnesota, or …..well, you get my drift.

      No wonder small businesses fail.

      My neck of the woods in central New Jersey sure could use some good casual restaurants / take out good food / bistros / family dining – not chains, mind you. But no, we just had TWO, count ’em – TWO new mediocre run of the mill pizza parlors just open up with FEET of each other on our main street that, sadly, has had several small businesses closing in the last 2 years.

      Just brilliant.

      PS. Some one would do great if they brought southwest / Tex Mex / Mexican food to Jersey. There is NOTHING like that here. And I don’t mean Taco Bel either.

      • jezzibel says:

        Being from the southwest…I was appalled when I was living in Eastern North Carolina and most of the denziens of the area thought that taco bell was good mexican food. In SA we have so many mom & pop mexican food joints(including taco trucks vendors who outnumer the mobile ice cream vendors) all over the place that taco bell is actually few and far between, and almost give away their food.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Some speculation is going on as to how broke these thugs really are….but if they are under investigation how stupid is it to open a pizza joint/apartment building?? We will likely be hearing about other people backing these ventures and holding title to whatever property is involved. I don’t know if fraud is seperate from their bankruptsy – that partner who alledged that the loan signature wasn’t his and Joe saying he got permission to sign it sounds very fishy….question is will the expartner remain quiet or will he be sleeping with the fishes?

      • The video clip was on the Bravo NJHW video page under “previews” of episode 11. I saw it one time, and tried to watch it again, and I could not for some reason.
        Teresa was Tweeting about Giuseppe’s Home style pizza recently, but at the beginning of the season, I tried to make a prank call to order a pizza, and no one answered. It is mentioned in the book too I think, or write-ups for the book.
        Joe bought the entire building, with apartments etc. a few years ago. For cash. He was a “mystery buyer”, but when you look-up NJ land/tax /property records, it is his name, (and maybe Teresa’s), listed as owners.
        The video says a lot. From what I can see, Teresa never made a pizza in her life, but tries to fake like she did?

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Since T&J filed bankruptcy last October right after Joe lost the civil suit filed by that real estate partner, I’d guess the partner is watching the bankruptcy procedures with interest. He’s one of Joe’s creditors.

        Additionally, it was reported that Joe used that forged note discharging that debt to secure another loan from another source. (I guess that came up during the civil suit, based on media reports, but don’t know if that actually was included in the civil suit record.) If that’s true, that might be considered fraud or at least warrant action from that lender who I’d guess may be another one of Joe’s creditors.

        Looks like T&J have several concerns right now:

        1. The bankruptcy and the allegations the trustee made about perjury and hiding of assets. Potentially there could be charges and/or penalties arising from falsifying or submitting an incomplete petition to the bankruptcy court, as well as having the bankruptcy denied and having no protection against their creditors.

        2. Investigation into their finances and business dealings might result in additional liabilities and, if laws were broken, possibly charges that would be separate from the bankruptcy court proceedings.

        This saga IMO could be far more interesting than anything actually on RHONJ. Perhaps T & “Juicy” Joe could pitch this story to the Investigation Discovery Channel?

  109. error 404 says:

    gonna work on my BGM? recap blog now. I just made the mistake of looking up other recap blog, just to get a plot review so I don’t forget anything, and gosh, does my TV televise a different show than the rest of the nation? Bethenny did nothing but complain about everything during her luxury honeymoon? How did I manage to miss that? Seriously, I guess I can see why people feel the need to backlash as she’s suddenly very popular and not everyone’s cup of tea, but the amount of negative blogs recapping the show surprises me. Why bother? These aren’t writers paid to recap shows regardless of their liking them or not. These are people who choose to watch an hour long show and then write for another hour about how much they hated it. I just want to yell “Then go to sleep! Go to sleep!” lol

    • cusi77 says:

      error__ lol..

    • Maxine49 says:

      It’s just amazing how many people do not get Bethenny’s wit, sarcasm and sense of irony. Maybe it’s a regional thing. I’m a NYer and it is as natural as breathing to me. It’s what makes the show in my opinion. And Jason “gets it”…he’s laughing all the time at Bethenny’s witty repartee.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      I thought the episode was fun. Loved the food crawl. And the great location.

      I suspect the nit picky reviews that see everything in a negative light is the result of viewer bias. There can be fair criticisms, of course, but like you I’ve seen recaps that make me wonder what show they were watching.

    • tuzentswurth says:

      LOL, I agree with you Error. I just think that many people don’t understand droll, dry wit, facetiousness, or many other concepts whizzing over their heads. You either “get” Bethenny or you don’t. There is no in-between.

  110. Olivia says:

    Dear Bethenny:

    Love your show but please, I beg of you, do not commit to anymore after this season.

    What you have now should be enough: a wonderful husband, a beautiful baby, a thriving business. Look around. Consider the damage that these reality series have wrought. Broken marriages, strained relationships, damaged friendships, troubled kids, intrusive press, economic failure. Not worth it.

    And all for what? The opportunity to see oneself on tv and be photographed walking the “step and repeat” carpet as the cameras click away? Again, not worth it.

    Your series so far has been cute as you prepare for your wedding day but think twice before you commit to allow cameras to intrude on your daily life which so far, for so many, has proven disastrous. Take what you have and embrace it because there is little guarantee that reality tv spells “success” beyond what you already possess.

    As someone who likes you so far, I am hoping that you decide to make your family and your business your number one priority and not sell out to Bravo who honestly could care less the impact it has on its performers.

    • Squirrels says:

      Well said, Olivia.

      • Ellabean says:

        WEll said Olivia.

        And when we think of Reality TV disasters – let us not just focus on the Real Housewives’ franchises:

        Jessica and Nick
        Hulk Hogan and Family
        The Gosselins
        Denise Richards
        Tori and Dean – somewhat cute …but the clock is ticking there
        after 4 seasons
        Who else?

        Even The Osbournes knew when to “fold ’em”.

        Bethenny’s next endeavor? Absolutely it could and should be on TV – but no more reality about her personal life. She’s a natural “talker” – so a lifestyle show / talk show would be great. Not Martha – not Rachel – but her own. Modern girl, funny, intelligent, hip, urban, healthy. A different demographic than the aforementioned. The very accomplished Martha Stewart is a bit staid and farty, too WASP-y, old money – becoming passe’. The likeable Rachel Ray is girl next door and a bit pedestrian, corny, dumbed down audience- sorry !

        • Olivia says:

          I loved the Osbournes but Kelly later admitted that it was the worst time in her life. Being exposed on camera and ridiculed for her weight hurt her deeply. She delved further into drugs because her self esteem took a hit and playing out their problems in front of the country was too much to bear.

          Ozzie and Sharon were adults but Kelly and Jack had little say in the process. Only the oldest daughter was capable of saying “no” and stayed in the background. You hear little of her at all even now.

    • anitabee says:

      Bethenny may not have too.


      I am almost 100% sure she will not chose to do another season of RHONYC. With her business taking off the way it has she may choose another season of BGM to ensure her SkinnyGirl Brand stays relevant.

      The above article talks about Bethenny getting a talk show which if I had to guess would be offered to her by CBS. She’s on GMA almost every week.

      I’m surprised the folks over at NBC haven’t approached her about this. Why isn’t Andy on top of this?

      • Olivia says:

        Speaking only for myself, I like Kathy Griffin and her witty repetoire. But I can take her only in small doses. There are times when she seems to be “reaching” for the laughs and her abrasiveness begins to grate after awhile.

        The same can be said of Bethenny as well. As much as I like her, and as much as she is often very funny at times, there is only so much of her putdowns toward others that can get on my nerves. Jason seems much too nice to be “beaten up” in front of the cameras when he is in no position to really fight back without being considered a total jerk by the audience.

        Kate Gosselin felt it was acceptable to treat her own husband like a doormat for the sake of enlisting viewer “pity” at her plight and it led to a divorce that has impacted her children as a result. Instead of pulling the plug and trying to repair a marriage they chose to play it out in front of the cameras and I refuse to believe that this has not done some real damage to those kids and their sense of security no matter how often Kate insists that the “kids are fine” as she runs all over the place trying to turn herself into a “star”.

        My only hesitation with Bethenny is that it is often better to review what has come before as a result of these series and consider her family first before throwing herself completely into the Lion’s Den. Balancing your life is a noble effort but including something into that balance that promises to suck the life out of you is unnecessary.

        • lilbit says:

          You seem to be fixated on Kate Gosselin, this is the second time you mentioned her on this blog. I run across this in other blogs I read and I don’t get it. I used to watch the show periodically and what I noticed is she treated her husband like a moron because he was. He proved that off camera with his early midlife crisis antics having no concern for his children’s welfare when these antics were publized on all forms of media. But as to other aspects of Kate how is she so different from someone like Bethenny? Both were unknown prior to “reality shows”, both have written books, both do appearances, both have a strong trait of OCD with strict organization issues, taking shoes off before coming in, and a phobia about to much “stuff” cluttering up their living space and both are controlling about their lives and now both have children featured on their shows. So why is Kate a monster and all the other reality moms ok? Because she would rather do what she is doing now and earning a fantastic income rather then work 12 hour shifts for a fraction of what she makes now wiping strangers’ butts and dealing with bodily fluids? Would I leave my employment for her opportunities even if they are short lived? Hmmmm let see, six figure income, fabulous vacations for me and my kids paid for, and spending most of my working time with my kids rather then they spending the 50 hours I work a week with a sitter??? In a heart beat!! and so would most of working moms out there. Come on people lets not be hypocrits!!

          • Ellabean says:

            lilbit, I do see your points and I don’ t think they are way off base about Kate’s life choices and trying to find other avnues of income.


            I think one reason (out of many out there) that Kate gets talked about negatively is – – she is just – plain – unlikeable on TV.

            As she has now made the rounds on TV in various appearances – Dancing With The Stars – sometimes guest / co host on the View and the other shows …..she is sooo un-charming. Un funny. Not witty or doesn’t have the gift of chat, gab, snark. Doesn’t smile. Whined publicly too much about her divorce and misfortune. Silly clothes and hairstyles.

            Just . Plain. Un – likeable.

            • Ellabean says:

              And one more:

              She has no talent.


              • lilbit says:

                The unlikeable aspect of her personality is quite true, not to mention that when she raises her voice whether to call one of her kids or in excitement its like nails to a chalkboard and if the critisism was about her personality or lack of it I wouldn’t feel compelled to commit, its just that for so long I will read blogs knocking her for being on a reality show and not having any talent other then that, well isn’t that true for most reality “celebrities”? As for the negativity on her kids being on the show again what about Kimora Simmons, Twelve at the table, Raising sextuplets, etc. etc. I don’t know I guess my biggest gripe about the negative comments against her is that for some reason she is held to different standards then other reality personal and slammed for being married to an immature idiot, IMO.

          • tuzentswurth says:

            I agree with you on this and the subsequent post but there is no reply option under your last post. When the real pressure came on, it became apparent quickly what kind of a jerk Kate was married to. I hesitate to criticize her also because I don’t think anyone can understand or foresee the crushing pressure to raise sextuplets in addition to twins. It would be a very long road to travel and now she does it w/o a partner. I have no problem with her availing herself of every opportunity…..who wouldn’t? She loves her children, that is apparent and I think she is trying the best that she can. Who doesn’t make mistakes raising children?

  111. Pantry Viewer says:

    Last night during BGM, there was a shot of them relaxing on the beach and a plane flew low overhead. I had a horror-filled moment thinking how Jill would love to crash B’s trip. I just could hear Jizz’s awful voice, busting in on their honeymoon to get camera time, just like she did on the island and just like she busted into Ramona’s room while she was getting dressed to say “hi” – ugh! She is like the plague!

    • Maxine49 says:

      Uh, Jill was there…she took the form of the Iguana…it was Jill who shit all over the floor of Jason and Bethenny’s hotel room!

  112. clevelandgirl says:

    I absolutely agree with all of the posters who feel the Bravo is exploiting women who may be mentally unstable (Kelly and Danielle). Further, I also am joining the group to boycott the DC Housewives show. I cannot support a show that encourages criminal behavior in these two nitwits.

    I have watched all of the seasons of all of the HW shows—I will finish this season of NJ, but am done watching this franchise (except for BGM). I cannot justify wasting anymore of my time watching these classless, fake women.

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