I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef July 22, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Top Chef              July 22, 2010

I can’t help but continue to compare this season’s contestants to last season’s group.  The difference in professionalism and compassion is like night and day!

Quick fire – prepare a dish with very strange or unusual ingredients.  Knifes were drawn to choose the order that the chefs got to pick their weird ingredients.  Some of them didn’t seem all that unusual to me, for example Frog Legs are used in French cooking quite often, and Fois Gras is a chef favorite so it didn’t seem very fair for those who got Rattlesnake, Crocodile and Duck testicles, does it? 

15 minutes into the 45 minute challenge Padma tells the chefs that are required to change to the ingredient to their left and finish cooking with that protein.  That was a pretty difficult challenge to begin with but then to make them switch just seemed cruel.  Top Chef certainly isn’t fair. 

The bottom three were Stephen, Alex and Andrea.  This naturally infuriated Andrea as she personally knows the judge Michelle Bernstein.  Stephen should have gone home right then and there for getting something as simple as frog legs so wrong! 

The top three chefs were Kelly, Amanda and Tamesha.  This may be the first challenge where we do not see either Kenny or Angelo in the top three.  While Amanda ended up in the top three, I was disgusted to see her glee in passing over the Emu egg that she had no idea how to prepare.  But fate took over and the recipient of the Emu egg, Kelly won the challenge, immunity and the distinction of being allowed to dine with the judges for the elimination challenge.

Andrea interviews telling us that she knows this week’s guest judge, Michelle Bernstein.  I wasn’t surprised to see Michelle, we see her every season, I’m not sure why Andrea was surprised.  Hasn’t she seen the show before this season? 

Andrea explains that she and Michelle Bernstein were basically on the same level in their career, but Andrea chose to have a family which allowed Michelle to advance her career further and faster than Andrea.  There are so many things wrong with Andrea’s assessment of the comparison between herself and Michelle that I don’t know where to begin.  Andrea is trying to convince the audience that she and Michelle would be at exactly the same level career-wise had she not had kids?  That is a huge assumption.  Michelle Bernstein is a James Beard award winning chef, she beat Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America and has appeared as a Top Chef Judge for at least 5-years and that is just the beginning!    

Sorry Andrea, I’m not buying your complaint about your life as compared to Michelle Bernstein’s and I have no respect for women who blame their family for any stall or issue with their career.  I sensed that Andrea was jealous of Michelle and her success.  I think Andrea should be proud and thrilled with her family and should have been equally happy for Michelle’s success.  Michelle made a huge impact in a man’s world as one of the few women to achieve fame as a chef.  You don’t have to choose between a successful career and a family, you can have both!  I lost a little respect for Andrea for not giving Michelle the credit she deserves for her amazing career and for even hinting that her children are to blame for her not being more successful in her own career.  We women make choices and rather than being jealous of those more successful than us, we should continue to work hard to have it all! 

The Elimination Challenge – Cold War!  The chef’s must prepare a cold dish for the judges and for half of their competitors.  The chefs are split in two groups, where they serve the judges and the other group of chefs.  Menu planning took place on the USS Sequoia, nice to take a quick ride on the President’s boat.  I didn’t really “get” why they went there to plan a menu, but I suppose Top Chef is trying to incorporate their choice of D.C. as host city into the challenges somehow.

A few observations I made during this show, Kenny said that he feels the other chefs are “out to get him”.  I found that pretty odd at first until the group of his peers all chose his meal as the worst one on the table.   However, the judges seemed to agree and I don’t think that the judges would have allowed Kenny to be voted as the least successful dish by his peers if the dish had been outstanding.  On the other hand, it seemed as though Amanda could just as easily have been chosen as the loser based on having cartilage in her chicken.  To me, that would be unforgivable from a “Chef”.   I still feel that the chefs chose Kenny’s dish more due to Kenny being a talented chef and threat to the group. 

The second group seemed to be more objective in their assessment and the judges clearly agreed that Tamesha’s dish was simply horrible.  Typically the judges will find some redeeming quality in all of the chef’s dishes but not this time.  I don’t think there was any doubt about who was going home.   That said, up until this point it seemed as though Tamesha may have been a pretty talented chef though younger and more inexperienced that some of the others. 

I’m not sure what the deal was with Tiffany and Tamesha insinuating that it was Angelo’s fault that Tamesha was sent home.  The decision to serve the dish that she served was hers and hers alone.  If she didn’t taste it and love it, it shouldn’t have been served.  If Angelo did have any influence on Tamesha’s dish, that was also her fault.  I certainly don’t think that Angelo sabotaged her in any way.  

Kevin won the challenge, he is one who has certainly gone from the bottom to the top, maybe his nerves got the best of him during the first few challenges and he realized there was no place to go but up.  This would have taken the pressure off.  Tiffany had the winning dish from the other group but the judges chose Kevin as the overall winner. 

It is nice to know that not only the viewers are annoyed by Amanda but so are the other chefs, she is definitely over dramatic and just doesn’t have the class and style for a Top Chef!

I was troubled by Stephen’s confession that he felt that if Angelo and Kenny were out of the competition it would give the rest of the chef’s “breathing room”.  Top Chef is not about taking out the most talented chef’s so that the mediocre ones can relax and win with their mediocre dishes.  What an idiotic thing to say!  Your attitude should be, “bring it on, I can beat anyone! “   Short of that, you shouldn’t be there!

This is the problem with these types of challenges, when the cheftestants are judging one another you will get this type of attitude from the less credible chef’s.  Unless they taste the dishes without knowing who prepared them, this type of challenge should not be used with this group.

I hate to keep going back to last season, but the quality of chef’s were just so much better last season, so much so that we watched Kevin, when given a choice, take cash over immunity.  I think last season’s chef’s all wanted to win based on their dishes and not because they had immunity.  They also seemed to have a lot more respect for each other and acknowledged the talent that the other chef’s exhibited. 

The previews next week show that we may have a bit of a pea puree controversy.   (Cue mystery music) Alex is being accused of stealing another chef’s puree to put on his plate and we see Padma giving it a top rating.  Could this be the end of Alex?  Watch and see…

Until Next Time…….

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323 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef July 22, 2010

  1. viki55 says:

    Great recap! Thanks so much:) I miss the quality of last season also.

  2. MickeyMouth says:

    You are right this season is not as good as last season. I think when Bravo tries to re-create a past season it shows.

  3. HD says:

    For sure this season does seem mediocore at best. I actually went to sleep and didn’t see all of it and just read on Tom’s blog about who won. This is what got me, why were the other chefs listening to Angelo? What always gets me on these reality shows is that people act as if they come their to make friends. You are coming to win a competition. Like that one guy, Jhaung, I think his name was, that won a few years back. Yeah, he was a bit of an ass but I knew he was going to win. He came to win. Not make friends.

    Some of the chefs were listening to Angelo like he is Wolfgang Puck or somebody. Dude, just cook your damn food, on your own and make sure it tate good and worry about all that flirting and all that other mess at another time. They are not competitors in any sense. Who the hell is Angelo and matter of fact, who the hell is Kenny? Just cook the damn food and don’t even worry about them. Sheesh!

    • Capiche says:

      Agree with you about the chefs listening to Angelo. Sure, he can cook some good food. But he owns a sandwich shop for goodness sake. A sandwich shop!

      • Nika says:

        I agree about the level of the cheftestents. Even though there have been poor chef’s in previous seasons they did the best that they could with their talent and veiwers grew to love them for being themselves. I LOVED Carla and she would be the first to admit other were better than her, but she just wanted to spread love thru her food. I was done with Angelo when he tried to sabatoge Kenny the time he had immuntiy. My advice to the chefs: Do you! don’t worry about Kenny or Angelo…just put out the best food you can and let that speak for you. To Bravo: If I wanted to watch Survivor I’d tune into CBS. Stop messing with the formats of your shows!

  4. LynnNChicago says:

    Just finished up reading the comments from my last blog. Don’t worry about the comments on any other sites, I don’t read them to be honest, if they’re talking about “us” they’re jealous or they have no lives.
    Reality Tea is a good site, it has excellent insight and great posts, just read the posts and not the comments like I do! 🙂

    Imagine going to a site about a TV show and commenting about another blog? Amusing!

  5. Adios Lunatic says:

    Thanks for the recap, Lynn. I actually didn’t think what Andrea had to say about Michelle was nearly as derogatory. I didn’t get the sense she was blaming her career trajectory on her family at all — she clearly loves her children.

    I miss last season’s chefs. Except for the whole Robyn issue in Vegas everyone else pretty well go along with each other and learned new things. I enjoyed watching every week. I can’t find much to enjoy this year as they all seem to be sniping at each other.

    I guess Eric Ripert must be an every other week judge……………I miss him when he isn’t on.

  6. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Andreas’s excuse of her having a family is a bunch of hog wash. Cat Cora, Mary Sue Milliken, Alice Waters, and more are successful chefs that have kids AND can cook. I’m sure it’s harder, but to blame how you cook on your kids is stupid.

    I think Angleo and Kenny are so bent on beating their chests saying they want to be the alpha male that someone like Kelly, Tiffany or Ed could sweep in and win this thing.

  7. Capiche says:

    I am agreeing that the challenges on this season’s Top Chef are kind of weird. Do they have a new producer for the challenges or something? I didn’t get why they had to switch their exotic ingredients 10 minutes in when they had already drawn knives, supposedly at random, to choose what they would cook anyway. And so the person who made a freaking omelet won. She’s the only one who had time to do anything great! I also didn’t like the cheftestants judging each other. I think it worked out okay, but as Kenny and Stephen insinuated, it can open the show up to sabotage. Just silly. I disagree with you about Angelo sabotaging Tamesha. I’m not saying he did, but she looked up to him as a mentor and I do believe she began to rely more on his judgments than her own. He did give her a warm and close hug when she left but he didn’t seem too sad! Hmmm. I also think Kenny needs to sit down and put his ego in check. He is not always consistently on top. He has a great resume but last night was the third time he was in the bottom. Or fourth. He’s doing too much and confusing mon petit Eric with his crazy plates. Agree with you about Andrea. I think maybe she has a pang of regret about the life choices she made. I say, suck it up and move on. Her kids are beautiful. What would you rather make? Beautiful kids or beautiful food? I also can’t wait for next week. Not sure what to make of the previews since they can be misleading…but doesn’t Alex seem like the type to steal someone’s pea puree? Hehe.

    On to Work of Art. I watched last night but was really bored. I’m not sure what happened during the show but I wasn’t excited about the challenge. I think Jacqueline and Abdi’s first instincts were better before Simon came with his juice boxes to freak them out. I still don’t understand what Miles did and why he didn’t get a crit. He needed to explain that shit. It was time for Ryan to leave. But I’ll miss him. And that Nicole girl is getting on my nerves with her overexcitement at every. freaking. thing. Enough, already!

    • sugarmagnolia10 says:

      I don’t know if they have new producers, but I do know that LeAnne from season 1 has been doing the coordinations for the challenges, and she left after last season.
      I don’t like how they don’t name the qf winner before the commercial break….I don’t like change!

  8. Quincy IL says:

    I cook six nights a week and try to come up with interesting meals, but you get into ruts. I think some of the chefs have followed a particular path for so long that they have trouble thinking out of the box. They look for leaders and follow them over the cliff.

    The same think is happening in the Art Competition. Luann’s daughter leaves a mess under her work and another artist does the same. Perhaps, we all are afraid to take chances and fail.

    I have failed in the kitchen lots of times. My husband will back me up on this.

    • cusi 77 says:

      Thank you Lynn for this Blog!

      I watched Top Chef for the first time last night. I do not find it specially interesting. My loss -I suppose. I like better Project Runway. While I appreciate the beauty of food presentation… hard to imagine how it tastes.
      I guess I am more visual in my preferences.

      In Work of Art (I do like) Nicole is not LuAnn’s daughter, is her niece. I thought it was going hard to her giving her aunt background. She is shining by herself! I am liking her approach to the challenges. And yes, it looks like Art is “whatever”… I see potential.IMO.

      • error404 says:

        it’s true that past seasons of top Chef have been better and part of that is because DC doesn’t have a strong regional cuisine like some other cities do.

        DC Housewives is already getting on my nerves, just from that one commercial! LOL I cringe every time that one says “DC is NEVER boring”… um… I love DC, but yeah, it could be sold as a sleep aide, that’s how dull it can be.

        I really like Nicole’s stuff, and will be surprised if she’s not in the final 3.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I think Nicole has a lot of promise and she’s willing to take chances. Peregrine is fantastic. Miles is fantastic. All it takes is one challenge to stop any one of the artists.

        China Chow fascinates me. Her canvas is her body. The clothes and hair actually fit the challenge. Is she doing this or the show’s staff?

      • krone says:

        Hey Sis, I’m a much more visual person too. I wish Mom hadn’t given me away at birth so we could have grown up together;) I think going forward, I’ll just check off whatever you say and reply: “me too”. Luv you8-p

        • krone says:

          I meant this to be in response to Cusi. Damn, can’t get these comments to go where they’re supposed to,- must have something to do with Van Morrison blasting through my earbuds

  9. WindyCityWondering says:

    Last year there was talent in the contestants and this year it is more about personalities. I have a problem when the contestants put each other down or “backtalk” to the judges – take your lumps and show the judges that you listened and concentrate on what you are there for! Having other contestants judge each other doesn’t work for me either. If I had a favorite or someone I would want to root for it would be more enjoyable. Thanks for your recap because it makes me rethink incidents and give me another way of looking at this year’s crop of contenders.

    • krone says:

      You hit the nail on the head Windy. Personalities vs. talent. That’s it in a nutshell. I loved kevin last year but wasn’t angry when Brian (?) [the twin] won because he was obviously incredibly talented. I remember thinking that lot would be soooo difficult to judge.

  10. error404 says:

    Lynn: you’re gas lighting me! lol

    the only other episode I saw, was the one where Kenny’s ribs were dissed by the judges. If he never puts a foot wrong, then what am I watching on my tv?

    sorry, miss thang needs to get over herself and the others are jealous of him the same way all the housewives are jealous of fabulous Kiki Been-someone.

    if judge favorite Emilo Sosa can send a sting and washer stripper bikini down the runway, why is the idea that Kenny made a shitty dish so hard to believe? Yeah, I’m so sure the judges all put their credibility on the line just so the most talented chef could be eliminated. Did I mention that miss thang needs to get over herself? lol

    • anitabee says:

      OMG — Do you remember how P.O. Emilo was when he didn’t win?!? I thought he was going to throw himself on the floor and throw a temper tantrum.

      I hope Kenny the Alpha doesn’t react the same way when he loses Top Chef. He just doesn’t get that he belonged on the bottom of that Challange.

      • error404 says:

        too many of them have caught on that being on TV is more important than doing the work *cough* Miles *cough* and sure, all that Alpha male bs has made me sit up and take notice of Kenny, but sorry, negative attention is not better than no attention.

  11. Kelly-Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    Lynn I agree with you 100% regarding last seasons chef compared to this season. I don’t see the talent. Regardless I do not like Angelo at all something is not right with him. Also for some reason everytime Ed comes on I think of Nicolas Cage, I think it’s the way he talks I don’t know but I do like Ed. LOL!! Also I think you’re right in these type of challenges I think its best that they not know who cooked what so that their critique can be unbiased.

  12. viki55 says:

    Sonja just tweeted Mickey’s Pear Earring picture!!

  13. dumberries says:
    • viki55 says:

      She also tweeted that she is hosting Huckabee. The only Huckabee I know is the weekend show on FoxNews and I don’t think there has ever been another host. Is there some other Huckabee?

      • krone says:

        NO!!!IT CAN’T BE!!! My Bethenny working on clusterFox!!?? She certainly pretty enough, and that’s appears to be the criteria Faux sets for their female entertainers, but they LIE and push their own political agenda having no relationship to the truth. This whole Sherrod controvery was started by their BFF Breitbart and played to death by FuxSnooze

        • viki55 says:

          Get your facts straight. I just hate this stuff. Fox never showed anything until the White House accepted (demanded) her resignation. Do you own research and learn the truth. Please. Your hate is showing and this site is about a reality show.

      • BamaBelle says:

        I don’t know of another “Huckabee Show” either. As far as I know there hasn’t been another host on his show… this should be interesting.

    • error404 says:

      she’s been saying that for weeks, but never elaborates.

      Is it an assumption based on the viewing numbers? Is it based on actual talks with the producers? Have they talked to Bravo yet?

      Mums the word for now.

    • Noreen says:

      How can Bethenny be a size 4 and Jill is a size 1? Something ain’t adding up. Oh, I forgot; Jill’s a lying sack of shit. I remember.

  14. Ellabean says:

    I still can’t stand Padma. Her nasal voice – breathy, lilting (is that a word?) inflection.

    But – even more – I can’t stand Food Network’s annual “looking for the next Food Network Chef or Star or something like that. That curly haired Susie Fogelson is worse. Such an odd disjointed trio of judges there: Susie, Bobby Flay in a 1973-ish sports coat & tie (?) which looks so out of place, and the other sad looking judge guy with the big nose who looks like he just peed himself. They all seem so unhappy. They are sooo serious. Ugh.

    • Shana p says:

      Agree!!! She carries herself with an ‘i’m all that’ air….. Yes she’s pretty….but not as pretty and certainly not as charming as she thinks!

      • BamaBelle says:

        I don’t find Padma “pretty” at all… she has an exotic look, but I don’t think she’s that attractive… never have.

        This season of Top Chef is HORRIBLE… I fell asleep last night, too. Can’t stand Angelo… can’t stand Kenny… the quality of Chefs aren’t up to par. I guess I’m rooting for Kelly. Last year was one of the best seasons with the two brothers and Kevin in the finale.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      The last season of Top Chef I really enjoyed was when Rick Bayliss was on it. Having eaten at his restaurants before the competition then seeing him compete was interesting because he is passionate about food, he is down to earth in his culinary approach and he is personable. Recently, I got to see him at a cooking demonstration and Q&A session – the questions about Top Chef (final challenge and the competition in general) show that unless you have skills you will not win and unless you are prepared to show who you are and why you cook the way you do you don’t have a chance of impressing the judges. This was a week before he went to the White House and he was so jazzed about that and sad that he couldn’t share his menu with us. So while a Top Chef should have mad kitchen skills – a good personality and being enthusiastic about food and the sharing of it are important too.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Padma is so beautiful. She was married to Rushdie and he was an old man. He was heartbroken when she left him.

    • BamaBelle says:

      You’re soooooooooo funny, Ellabean!

      I watch “The Next Food Network Star” and come to think of it, they are way too serious. I swear every year that I’m quitting the show because the one I like never wins. The older guy is the Vice President of something-I think, and yeah, Bobby Flay does wear out of style stuff and poor Susie needs to do something with that hair!

      Thanks for making me laugh out loud with… ” that other sad looking judge guy with the big nose who looks like he just peed himself.”

  15. viki55 says:

    Can someone who has facebook ask Sonja why she isn’t giving credit to Mickey for the picture, or am I missing it?

    • moriasheehan says:

      just posted thsi on sonja’s page
      Sonja, please make note that Sonja with Pearl Earring is by MickeyMouth. Thanks.

      • moriasheehan says:

        sorry, this, dyslexic ya know

        • moriasheehan says:

          posted this also
          see more of Mickey’s art at http://mickeymouth1.wordpress.com/

          • MickeyMouth says:

            Thanks guys. Sonja has actually tweeted this pic twice, giving me credit and she tweeted this to me the other day. :

            “Mickey I love that u sense old world looks for me. Blushing! Thanks for u kind thoughts RT @BravoTVLove: RT @SonjatMorgan @Real_Housewives @BravoTVLove RT @MickeyMouth1: @sonjatmorgan @bravoandy More #RHONY Masterpiece (cont) http://tl.gd/2jm2vq

            I think she really likes it. 🙂

            • moriasheehan says:

              i think so too, which is why i didn’t j’accuse and just asked her to let people know. she is a lady.

            • viki55 says:

              That’s so great:) But why does she have it on her face book page with “By Sonja Morgan” underneath it? The people posting there are thinking she created it. I don’t know anything about facebook so maybe that is normal -shrugging-

              • moriasheehan says:

                she has a comment from someone that says”what will you think of next”. i think she does need to mark that pic SOMEHOW

              • moriasheehan says:

                i just posted Mickey’s link on my FB and tweeted it, all you tweeters, please retweet for mickey. i use same name on twitter

              • moriasheehan says:

                BTW i am sheehan moria on FB

              • viki55 says:

                There is also a comment where someone says “I want one” like perhaps might be interested in a purchase.

            • Quincy IL says:

              At first I wondered why Sonja was considered so beautiful. She has the kind of beauty that we see in the great paintings, classical beauty, not the cookie cutter nose that the plastic surgeons have made so popular for our television stars. Real beauty radiates from within. Sonja seems to be a wonderful Human and that shines through in her photos.

              Plus… our Mickey Mouth is a genius.

            • BamaBelle says:

              Micky Mouth… you’re a genius! I love your stuff-especially this Sonja one… it’s just beautiful.

    • MickeyMouth says:

      Thanks everyone. I appreciate your kindness 🙂

  16. Shana p says:

    I appreciate the perspective you gave re Andrea. Talented though MB is, she gets on my last nerve so I reacted a lot to that, but your point about jealousy is well taken. I think Andrea would have been better served (pun intended) acknowledging that she knew her while acting nonchalant about being judged by her.

    Completely agree about the choice of ‘exotic’ ingredients. Foie Gras and Frog Legs are French classics. I would like to see a challenge where they ALL had to cook Fois…..seems like that would real showcase a true ‘chef’s’ talent.

    Work of Art (God there is NO show I won’t watch on Bravo) broke my heart 😦
    Ryan reminds me so much of my son – he is an artist and even looks like him. I like Jacqueline but she really isn’t very strong, especially in comparison to Ryan.

    • moriasheehan says:

      jacqueline should have been voted off work of art weeks ago, i don’t like her art. 95% is based on naked pics of herself

      • Shana p says:

        I know…..& did you see the preview for next week? Groan….

      • Quincy IL says:

        Jacqueline seems to be fixated on her own sexuality. I guess a lot of the great artists had those hang ups and they did ok.

        • Shana p says:

          I don’t mind the fixation on sexuality as much as the fact that I find her work uninteresting. To me (and this IS just my opinion), there is an aura about the sexual pieces that seem to evoke scorn— kind of like someone wealthy complaining to a poor person how many problems money can bring.

          I think there are interesting points that can be made from a feminist standpoint about the power of a beautiful face and body, but for me it’s just not there. I think it is because she (self admittedly) has a hard time being truly vulnerable. I think if she freed herself up a bit, those kind of works would have a bigger impact.

          • error404 says:


            Sometimes, it’s almost as if I want someone else to do Jaclyn’s pieces.

            • cusi 77 says:

              I have my own version what men were staring at her… (just gossiping, ok?)
              They show Jacq’s back while taking photographs… I think she was showing more than her beautiful face!?
              I find difficult in a short time to get those men approaching to watch her… with a camera in her hands?

          • moriasheehan says:

            well said, Shana. i agree, when she won the challenge, i commented that she dresses for attention, then complained cause men stared at her, WTF? it’s not as if anyone was disrespectful, but a man or woman is going to look if she’s out there in a skin tight mini dress or a man in tight pants and no shirt. hello… only human! we are visually motivated creatures and i look when it’s on display!

            • Quincy IL says:

              When it came to the group challenge, she did sway them away from the tree house concept. That would have been a real mistake.

  17. KirksvilleMo says:

    Ashey tweeted photoshoot of her and Jac.I swear she got a nose job.Either that or extreme make up.Looks alot more like Jac but twice as big,like an ox.Check it out and tell me what you think.

    • cc in Miami says:

      link please

        • boston02127 says:

          This is Ashley’s introduction on her Blog:

          hey, i’m ashley. i’m the shit ;] i’m 19. living life right now & enjoying every minute of it… OH & ps, i’m on the show ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ HOLLLLLAAA !!

          • moriasheehan says:

            yes, she is shit, how nice that she admits it. 🙂

          • Quincy IL says:

            OK, Ashely is a fragile child and I think she is breaking. Because of her mother’s fixation on beauty, she has always felt unattractive. Danielle’s comment on Ashley’s “fat arms” really affected her self esteen. There needs to be an intervention and therapy right now. The Lauritas need to step in. If they don’t, their daughter will be Humpty Dumpty like Kelly.
            Take her off that Bravo show also.

            • luloobelle says:

              vent. reading the comments under the pix of ashley and jaq broke my heart. it is not acceptable to comment with such venom about a person’s size. i am the mother of two daughters. one is bigger than i am, the other smaller. it would destroy my daughter if someone compared her size to mine in such a hurtful way. daughters typically aspire to be as “beautiful” as mom, and to be compared to mom like this…”Nice nose job.Ashey will never look as good as Jac.Good god is Ashley’s dad Paul Bunion?
              The girl is an ox! ” makes this mother’s heart hurt. maybe i am just being overly sensitive…..

              • Quincy IL says:

                As the first cousin of a former Miss Illinois, I know how being compared to someone hurts. Ashley has been judged by Danielle publically and then by the public. I’m afraid that she will break like that bullied girl who committed suicide.

          • icantstandthetoxicity says:

            I think “fame” has gone to Ashley’s head. I can’t stomach her anymore. 😦

        • twoile says:

          Certainly looks like “new ” noses on both Mom & Dtr.

    • Quincy IL says:

      The noses look identical. Can the photographer do that?

    • Shana p says:

      She had the biggest face I have ever seen…..and that hairstyle certainly doesn’t do her any favors….. ‘I am the shit’ ….. Oh, bitch please! I almost feel sorry for these whippersnappers, if I had a blog @ 19 surface now (I’m almost 41) it would likely be embarrassing….she (hopefully) will have some regrets as she gets older…. Oh, who am I kidding 😉

      • Squirrels says:

        Ashley has no sense of consequence. $189 fine for battery? She could get that in one night of street walking.

        • HD says:

          Here Jacqueline goes again…getting the “parent of the year award”. What do you give your child when she gets in an altercation on TV AND treats you like shit…oh I know a nose job.

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      Can someone please tweet Jacq that those really short dresses/skirts are not attractive on her? Her dress is shorter than her daughters! Jeez woman, grow up and wear big girl clothes (pun intended).

      • BamaBelle says:

        I noticed that too, Laura. It’s disgusting when your dress is shorter than your teenage daughter’s. The show has gone to Jacqueline’s head, too.

        I didn’t find the photo shoot to look very professional. Their just standing by a staircase… nothing very unique about them.

    • babelony says:

      Awww, lttle Bryn looks like she’s smiling. So cute.

      • KirksvilleMo says:

        At almost 3 months shouldn’t Bryn be filling out a little more or is she scrawney because of being premature?
        I think she resembles Jason alot.

        O/T Do any of you find that it seems to be more common for female children to favor the dad and male children to favor the mom?Not always ofcourse but more often than not?

        • Quincy IL says:

          It often seems that way. Nature’s way of making sure the cave dweller’s infant and mother are cared for in the survival of the race.

        • error404 says:

          most newborns resemble their dad..it’s nature’s little paternity test. lol

          a lot of times, kids bond with the opposite sex parent as small kids, and then flip-flop when puberty starts. really little kids will always want mommy though, especially when the chips are down. lol

          • moriasheehan says:

            my daughter looked just like her dad! i was glad, he is much prettier than i am LOL

        • JazzNightOut says:

          I think the photos in this link are not recent of Bryn. The most recent are the ones where B is on the cover of People magazine. I think she weighs near or over 7 lbs. now.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Bethenny must be having a blast dressing her too!

    • BamaBelle says:

      Thanks for the link, Boston… Bryn’s so cute and tiny! She’s probably going to be petite like Bethenny. I saw a picture of Bethenny’s mother and she looks petite, too.

      I noticed on her Foxs and Friends interview the other morning that Bethenny seemed softer and calmer. She also said you don’t have to have table-flipping on her show for drama! I loved that… a direct dig to Teresa… LOL!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bethenny never struck me a hung up on how she looks/dresses on RHONY So it is cool that on her show as her body changed it was a total shock to her and labor is the same kind of experience. Gotta give her props for keeping it real – can’t wait until she shows us her reaction to her body after she gave birth! lol

  18. Noreen says:

    To Boston and everyone else who posts links: Thank you! I love going through the blog and looking at all the gawsiiiip that is out there. This blog is so much fun!

  19. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    Rob Shuter/Naughy Nice Rob tweeted that Jill was considered for that new CBS talk show. I never heard Jill’s name mentioned for that show but Bethenny’s name kept coming up a lot. Something’s not making sense. I know that Rob and Jill are good friends. I bet you she was his source for this rumor. This is his tweet:

    NaughtyNiceRob CBS is launching it’s own version of #theview with Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Holly Robinson Peete. Hear they wanted @jillzarin

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Saw some articles on it and Zarin wasn’t mentioned……maybe they talked to her but she was not a frontrunner.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Hardly leading edge scoop months after the fact, Rob, more like revisionist history. Rob most likely only “heard” that rumor from Jillz herself. The original leak about the proposed show associated Bethenny with the show which CBS (& also I think B) denied. CBS confirmed the main cast months ago IIRC. Odd Rob didn’t mention Julie Chen, the main player since she’s Les Moonves’ wife. Full cast confirmed: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20011312-10391698.html

      If CBS had ever actually wanted Jillz for the show she’d be doing it. No way would she ever turn down such an opportunity.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I hate Jill Zarin! I don’t want to see that mug or hear that voice on my TV!

      • error404 says:

        Um… those are some pretty big 6 names. I think Jill’s chances of being a host were mainly just in her head. Kiki probably had a better chance! Hell, the “countess” probably would be better. lol

        It would have been fun to see Sharon Osborn bite off Jill’s head and spit it out on stage on live tv though!

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        It is hard to take Rob seriously because he is so biased, he is on Team Jill. If Jill was considered for that show, we would have heard about it a long time ago. I don’t believe it and the timing of this “scoop” is interesting. We are hearing about this right after Bethenny co-hosted “The View”……Hmmm

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Additionally, when they were doing prelim casting for the show to appeal to daytime tv viewers (they hadn’t even shot a pilot when the first rumor came out), why would they “want” someone who at that very time had a “Q” score that was diving deep into the toilet? Doesn’t make any sense.

        I can see Jillz floating the rumor to try to make it appear that major networks are knocking at her door just for the chance to work with her, but doubt that anyone legitimately in the biz would be taken in by that blatant ploy. It’s not like Jillz brings a lot to the table, really.

      • realityblows says:

        I LOVE Leah Remini!! I will watch that show for sure.

        • cusi 77 says:

          Boston_ Did you see you are a good teacher… I know, thanks to you, how to copy and paste now! tytytyty

        • boston02127 says:

          LOL, My friends kid me and call me Carrie from her show King of Queens. When I started watching it I wasn’t sure if it was a compliment or an insult.

    • Squirrels says:

      He used to follow me, until i went off on Andy, the douche bag. 😀

    • Noreen says:

      Oh great! Another group of women who cannot listen.

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        They will probably talk over each other like they do on “The View”.

  20. error404 says:

    Hey Lynn, did you get my email? 🙂

  21. Wendy says:

    Item recently added to my bucket list: Plan trip to Arabia to see the crown jewels.

  22. Shana p says:


    Oh Lord…. For the Big Brothet Watchers, Rachel’s HOH blog *smh*
    this has to be the most poorly written HOH blog ever!! The girl can’t spell AND admits Brandon made the decision to put up Matt……

  23. ilovelynn says:

    did you all know that there is a TWoP forum open for bethenny gets married? 66 pages so far, and mostly 50-50. liking, not liking. one of the last comments is from strega saying they were closing the thread, but then the next comment was them opening the forum again after they had to “delete” stuff. I wonder if it was people yelling at the commentors about not liking bethenny .lol. probably some of lynn’s followers.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      TWOP moderation can be arbitrary and unfathomable. The thread was just as likely closed because Strega had gas or didn’t like the repeated use of the letter “T.”

      • twoile says:

        I’ve noticed that the entries are not up to date as they comment repeatedly on “Old” episodes, very annoying.

  24. ilovelynn says:


  25. I still have a problem with my local Comcast, so I normally do not have anymore Bravo unless I move equipment around the house. Anyhow-didn’t see this episode, but I am glad that I read your review Lynn.

    Because I have actually HEARD THIS STORY BEFORE! I probably would have found it as distasteful as you did Lynn, had I seen it. What I actually saw, heard, or read,….(ok I don’t remember where!), was and I think it may have been a magazine-style interview, the question was asked, “Why are there more men and lesbian Top Chefs?”, and whoever was answering for the show or Bravo said EXACTLY, what Andrea said up-top, or on the show!
    I’m real touchy when my reality tv, especially competitive reality tv, is mixed-up in any kind of propaganda, or even the smell of it. I’d like to know why the question was asked on last night’s episode, and if whoever was asking the question knew in advance what Andrea would say. Why this was brought up last night, or maybe Andrea being a fan of the show also, read or saw the same explanation that I did and made it her own?
    Personally, I disagree with the idea that motherhood “stalls” a person’s talent.
    There is always a learning curve, but I compare it to what they say about the progressive disease process of alcoholism and addiction. Where they say that an alcoholic can put down the booze, but if they go back to it, even years later, they have the same degree of addiction or alcoholism as they would if they never stopped. Meaning if Andrea was a Top Chef, or on her way to becoming one then chose to be a mom, when she comes back to cheffing, yeah, the money and rank and vesting might not be the same, but TALENT-wise, she should still be on-par with her cohorts.
    That’s my theory and I’m sticking with it. So even though I did not see the show, I agree with you Lynn, using being a mom as an EXCUSE! doesn’t cut it with me either.
    I’m just wondering what made her talk about this on the episode?

    • error404 says:

      the guest judge had a prior history with one of the contestants and they felt they had to disclose it. It must have been significant because they didn’t just brush over it lightly.

      I actually didn’t pay any attention to Andrea’s talking head, it wa slike blah blah blah… but I did raise an eyebrow when the guest judge referred to her as a “former rival”.. hmmm, one’s famous and the other is a contestant on a show. Their relationship must have been significant to bother making such a bfd out of it. Like maybe, when they were starting out, Andrea was clearly recognized as “the better one” or something, anything that would justify why this wasn’t just something they mumbled in passing and then out on to other things.

  26. Zipit Zarin says:

    This blog is like the Hotel California. Once you check in you can never leave hehe.

    I love The City so was happy to see this. Kelly is hilarious to me. I don’t know why I love her bitchyness but hate Zarins…well yes I do. Kelly’s isn’t mean-spirited it’s business and efficiency based and Jizz’s is very personal.


    Like it’s headline news that she didn’t get her wake-up call. LMAO

    • moriasheehan says:

      Hotel California, love it!
      “we haven’t had this spirit here since 1969”
      good thing it’s not 1979. kelly would do a utube against it

    • boston02127 says:

      @ZipIt Zarin–I luv the city too. I laughed so hard when Kelly C. told Whitney. “Don’t make me defend someone who wears pink”.

    • Squirrels says:

      Wait, I can order coffee to be delivered @ a specific time? Geez, I’m dumb.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        I had a friend who was very “together”. We drove to NY to pick up her sister and ordered a wake-up call. When the phone rang I opened my eyes to see her jump up and splash water on her face and comb her hair to answer the phone! I was laughing and said “Um, JILL…you get a wake-up call because you are ASLEEP! They don’t expect you to be awake waiting for it! And besides, they can’t see through the phone!” OMG That made me appreciate that I’m not “together” and don’t care. 😀

  27. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Two RHONJ articles:

    Will Teresa Guidice Have To Auction Off Her Pool Table To Pay Bills?

    -talks about the trustee looking into the stuff they haven’t put in their bankruptcy papers. Supposedly Joe’s dad owns the pizzeria so why would Joe be there all the time???? Unless he truly has no other business prospects or job.

    NJ Housewives’ Kim G Claims Danielle Staub Has Slept With Thousands Of Men!

    -title says is all! Sounds kind of sour grapes to me.

  28. Char212 says:

    I replied to the post about Sonja putting Mickey’s pic on her fb page upthread but wanted to repeat it in case you don’t see it.

    It always says “By you” whenever you post a pic on your page. All it means is that she’s the one who put the pic on her page. I’m sure she didn’t mean to imply that she made the pic, that’s just how fb does it. Granted, she could have written under it that Mickey made it but maybe she didn’t think of it or have time. I doubt it was intentional.

  29. Squirrels says:

    Found this amusing.


    Looks like @jillzarin ‘s poor book sales are having an impact on Amazon! #amazongate #itsjillsfault http://post.ly/oLh3


  30. boston02127 says:

    The pizza place is in Joe’s fathers name??? I wonder if it was ever in Joe’s name? So much for Teresa’s husband being the entrepreneur that she claims he is. Maybe instead of entrepreneur she meant he was a pile of manure.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      LMAO @ both of your last posts. I WILL clap for that!

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      AND it just shows that you cannot believe a thing that comes out of Teresa’s mouth. Not like I ever believed her, but you get my drift.:)

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Their lawyer has his work cut out for him! Skeevy, lying, big mouthed, bragolious clients are the worst!
        Now dates are being checked – bet that book contract was signed well before the petition – afterall, Joe is a forging kind of guy…. These people are leaving no room for sympathy!

        • Squirrels says:

          The ol’ 3 card Monte heist. She may be dumber than dirt, but Joe is not.

          • Well researching that is a PITA. The building was bought for cash a few years back. There’s an article online about the sale, and a “mystery cash buyer”.
            Looking-in the easy NJ data-bases, like the Asbury Park Press Data-bank, and others, there are some interesting transactions.
            Teresa was telling the truth about one thing, she does have properties & businesses in her name!
            Some funny-looking property sales for a dollar under her name.
            And the Pizza place is listed as being owned by an LLC, The 1576 Maple Ave Assn. LLC, to be exact.
            I couldn’t find a list of company owners or officers for the LLC, so that was a dead-end for me so far.
            Also, Joe goes by Giuseppe sometimes, and sometimes they change the spelling in their last name from GUI, to GIU.
            I didn’t even bother to see if Teresa owns anything in her maiden name, (Gorga), which if you Google-image search, returns a movie poster for “Gorga the Gorrilla”.

  31. boston02127 says:

    re: Picture of Ashley/nose job?
    This picture was on Ashley’s tweet. I can’t even tell if it’s her or not. She’s doing the NJ lip curl.


  32. Zipit Zarin says:

    Snooki lost that stupid fur ball on top of the head. Isn’t that so last month?

  33. Zipit Zarin says:

    Hope this isn’t a repeat.

  34. Zipit Zarin says:

    Gotta go take my grandson to visit his psycho dad even tho there’s a restraining order against him coming near his mother – my daughter. Be Back for the birth of Bryn!

  35. Quincy IL says:

    I was thinking about Jill Zarin taking a job on one of the talk shows. I kept remembering her discussion with Luann and Jen when about who knows what about the Island trip. Jill can’t conjugate verbs. How can she be an anchor on a news or talk show?

  36. Quincy IL says:

    Kelly has a new photography book coming.

    “@jwlyn i am taking pictures. they will be in my new book out next Spring. i hope the pictures look good; this is new to me.”

    It’s amazing. She admits that she doesnn’t know what she is doing, but she has a book coming out.

    • Squirrels says:

      I can’t wait to rip her to shreds. Some of us do take photography seriously.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I guess Bravo is the golden ticket. That bikin book was a flop, right?

        • Squirrels says:

          We all know she didn’t take the shots. She wouldn’t know a key light from a scrim.

          • Quincy IL says:

            Kelly hopefully will take the lens cap off before clicking.

          • Char212 says:

            Ah…what’s a scrim ??? lol

            • Squirrels says:

              It is a lighting implement. The flash sits behind it in order to diffuse (spread) light without the harshness of a direct light. Normally white in color.

              • Char212 says:

                Oh I see. I have a nice camera but I don’t really know much other then to just point and shoot. I mostly use the auto setting and hope for the best. I have thought about taking a class sometime though.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      somebody has to tweet her and find out what she is taking pictures of!

    • Zoey says:

      You know it really bugs me every time I read that Kellamity says she is an ‘author’.
      She didn’t ‘write’ a book. She took pictures, or had someone ELSE take them, and put it all together in a bound form with a few words.
      She didn’t write a novel or put her 2 brain cells to work. There should be a different word to define these type of books that come out today. Anyone can ‘write’ a book with a lot of pretty pictures!

      She defines herself as an equestrian because her hobby is to ride horses, as a supermodel, although I thought you had to do more than a few mag covers to be a ‘super’ model.

      She is an exaggeration whore! An ‘e.w.’ An ew!

  37. RileyKitty says:

    Hey everyone!! I have missed you guys. Getting my son ready to go back to school has been time consuming….

    I am going to post a few thoughts on the shows…

    Last weeks BGM was really cute with the honeymoon, it is going really fast. I can’t believe baby Bryn comes tonight.

    RHoNJ is getting too disgusting for me to watch because I hate them all. & I am sorry, but I don’t buy Danielle as a victim of anything. If you are that afraid of these ladies, how about removing your ass from the show???

    Top Chef isn’t nearly as good as last season. I knew Tamesha was going out when she was in the bottom with Kenny. These judges can’t even hide their favs anymore.

  38. Wendy says:

    Wondering if anyone has ever watched Jersey Shore? I’ve never seen the show. Total train wreck?

    • Melanie says:

      I am ashamed to admit I watched it. Truly disgusting behaviors! I kept watching, cuz I really wanted to see “snookie” punched. OMG it scares the hell out of me that these are the people who will fund my social security!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Watched it last season, as the PP mention it was a total train wreck. I am boycotting it this season ever since these kids became ‘celebrities’ for all the wrong reasons. I just want them to go away.

  39. KirksvilleMo says:

    Just realised Kelly Bensomeone blocked me from twitter.I searched back to see the golden gem worthy of her disgust as she claims to love her haters as part of the eco system,(don’tcha know?)and answers them with gibberish.
    She tweeted that she is not judgemental.I tweeted,Did you judge Beth for going on trip?Do you judge people who have one night stands?Yep!A wasted brain,amazing!

    This is not a big deal,just amusing tidbit on a slow board night…..oh, and this was 7/14 and it took me 8 days to miss her tweets! ;~)

    • RileyKitty says:

      it was the highlight of my day when I realized Kiki blocked me from twitter. I got a double pleasure though, because Teresa blocked me on the same day. I must have been on a roll with the two of them that day LOL.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Blocked by Kelly. Crushing.

      I occassionally look at Kelly’s tweets, but I don’t have an account. I have a facebook, but it’s a mess. My Iranian family members are prolific and my page is filled with western script farsi. My American friends check it and they can’t read it. I am actually afraid to look at my homepage because someone from Iran will trap me in a chat and they don’t know when to call it a day.

      • Zoey says:

        You know you can click on ‘options’ in the right lower corner and put yourself as invisible or offline to avoid those chats! I feel the same way you do.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      Kelly and Jill blocked me from Twitter on the same day. I tweeted Kelly, Jill and LuAnn and said that they were all jealous of Bethenny because she got her own show. I was surprised that LuAnn didn’t block me. lol

      • Quincy IL says:

        There are a number of critical posts on Luann’s. I don’t think she reads them.

    • Jenni says:

      Nothing hurts so badly as the truth!

    • Zoey says:

      I’m jealous! I tweeted her once and she tweeted back. What do I have to do to get a block…I’ll have to try harder! I guess it depends on what mood she is in, and we know that changes from second to second. One minute she loves all her fans/critics, the next minute she doesn’t.

      When I first went on Twitter and I read something she wrote, I wrote her a sincere message that I thought was nice but it had advice in it. Man, she twisted it and took offense and wrote back a garbled angry message and then posted 2-3 comments about it on her page. So, it really bothered her, but I didn’t mean to….then!
      So I know it’s not the editing that makes her ‘look’ crazy, she really is.

  40. KirksvilleMo says:

    I tweeted worse to Jac and all she did was tweet back 6 times and called me a fool!Good times!

  41. Quincy IL says:

    Wow… Bethenny signed so many bottles… 1600 people came to see her… It’s on her twitter.

    She is a huge success.

    Jill said… if we believe Jill, that she had 150 books signed… That’s a huge difference.

  42. boston02127 says:

    Pieces of Jacqueline’s blog:
    “There were rumors that Danielle befriended Teresa’s husband’s lawyer’s wife in attempt to pry for private legal information about them from her. When we saw the show later we noticed that the wife was even sitting at Danielle’s table. When Danielle was taunting Teresa that her house was in foreclosure, it confirmed that the rumors we had heard were true”

    “She actually tried to get a relative of a friend of mine to act as a friend of hers on the show and she wanted to feed her what to say about us. She actually called a meeting with others she filmed with to plot out what she wanted them to say about us”

    Where are these people from, Dogpatch USA? Why does everyone know each other?
    I think 90% of her blog is b/s.

    • cusi 77 says:

      Boston_ I wanted to thank you for teaching me how”To copy and paste”… You have created a monster now!

      • KirksvilleMo says:

        What cracks me up is the diagram I need to get through all “the best friend of my cousins brothers daughters boyfriend told my hairdressers husbands first wife’s mother than danielle was trying to get her neighbors sons machanic to do yadda yadda yadda AND think that we are suppose to actually believe her!

      • boston02127 says:

        You’re welcome cusi.

        Hi RileyKitty!

    • RileyKitty says:

      These are the type of people I would run from in my real life. People who have nothing better to do than act like they are still in jr. high school (no offense to mature jr. high schoolers) & everything is a huge popularity contest. They are all (Teresa, Jac & Danielle) guilty of it.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I don’t believe anything she says! She has never been serious about her daughter’s behavior. Danielle didn’t do anything to provoke Ashley and she has been hateful towards Danielle with “family approval” (wink wink)! Jacq never grew up, she expects Chris to take care of the Ashley situation but doesn’t back his play. She is immature, she can’t parent a teenager because she behaves like one herself! The funniest thing is her obsession with Danielle – who has clearly no use for her and who actually cares more about Ashley’s future than she does!

  43. cusi 77 says:

    Could somebody with some expertise in “Good manners” help me?

    I sent a Bithday present (I made) to my sister-in-law… she sent me back a beautiful “Thank you card” … Am I supposed to thank her thanks? I am a grown woman and I do not know how to be polite in this country… God!

    • Melanie says:

      NO, enjoy that you pleased her. You did good.

      • cusi 77 says:

        Thank you Melanie. It is an awkward situation because She is commending what I did. I just blushed reading the card.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I agree with the previous posters that you don’t need to send a card to acknowledge that you received a “Thank You”. But I would probably call her and let her know you got the card and let her know how happy you are that she loved her gift.

          It sounds like you and your SIL are nice people and get along well. Are you ‘as thick as thieves’? 😉

    • HD says:

      I know nothing about manners protocol but I think you could be “thanking” each other forever if this keeps going. If you speak to her on the phone I would say thank you for the lovely card but I would not send a thank you note to thank someone for sending a thank you note. That is the exchange…you gave a gift, she said thank you. Its done.

  44. HD says:

    Please tell me Jason was not on this show with his penis blurred out…really?

    • Melanie says:


      • HD says:

        They were getting out of the shower and he was drying off and his penis was blurred out. I can’t believe it and I am not even prudish or anything. But come on. Really?

        • KirksvilleMo says:

          I missed it,how big was that blurr?LOL

          • HD says:

            LOL! Too funny! Well, I wasn’t impressed but my husband is 6’4 and wears a size 13 shoe sooooooooo I could be biased. LOL!

            • KirksvilleMo says:

              Hmmm….does that mean HD stands for Huge D**k?
              Lucky you!
              Wasn’t it funny and telling on the VI when the girls were discussing size and Ramona and Alex immediately did the “motion of the ocean”toast?It was so spontanious(sp) you know it was honest.
              They may as well have taken out an ad in the Post declaring Mario and Simon have tiny equiptment!

              • cusi 77 says:

                Alex said in The VI “It is not the size of the boat but the motion of the ocean”. lol.

            • Melanie says:

              No Need to Brag! LOL!

        • Squirrels says:

          You wanted full frontal nudity? lol

    • error404 says:

      they did the same thing last week in the pool

      • HD says:

        @ Error404-There was penis blurring last week? I missed it! LOL!

        @ Kirksville-You are too funny! I thought that was sooooooo telling with Alex and Ramona. I thought, well, we know someone is not getting it right. LOL! That size thing and motion of the ocean is a lie and something women say to make “short” men feel better just like when a man says, ‘no you don’t look fat in that.’ LOL!

        • KirksvilleMo says:

          Or”More than a mouthful is a waste.”
          It does suck when you fall for a great guy and then…..
          TMI but funny,my personal teesiest was the size of my thumb.When we finially”did it” I must have moaned (I’m funny like that)and he asked if he was hurting me!Honest to god I almost said,”tickle me maybe-hurt me never”! It was one of those times you think something so stong that you wonder of you’ve said it out loud.
          What a shame he was very successful as a lithograph artist(still not sure what that is 28yrs later),a really nice guy,and played bass in a popular regional band where I bartended on weekends.
          Talk about life not being fair……

          • ShyAsrai says:

            LOL this guy said to me “how does that feel?” i said “what?”

            yes, i said it out loud – of course i was a bit tipsy and had lost the filter between my brain and my mouth. but he deserved it for informing me previous to the ‘deed’ that he had a big one.

            did he think i wouldn’t notice? i’ve always wondered.

  45. Dani says:

    I am watching BGM and I am crying and laughing at the same time. Just think Jill finally gets to see Bethenny at the hospital and she will know the right sex of the baby lol.

  46. boston02127 says:

    Nobody is going to like me after this post. There is something about Jason I don’t like. I’m not sure what it is.

    • error404 says:

      he’s constantly in a good mood 24/7, which is kinda suspicious, especially when coupled with B who shows all of the moods swings, the good, the bad and the ugly.

      • Dani says:

        I still like you Boston, he is a very happy guy. If he makes Bethenny happy then I am happy for them.

    • Squirrels says:

      He is exactly like my male cousins. Trying hard with no clue.

    • anitabee says:

      I like Jason and I still luv ya Boston2127.

      Maybe Jason comes off as a tad too perfect but Bethenny, Jason, and Bryn seem to make a great little family.

    • HD says:

      I still like you! I actually like Jason, it is Bethanny that is starting to get on my nerves for some reason but I can’t pinpoint why. Matter of fact to be honest, after blurred penis I flipped and didn’t flip back. Blurred penis doesn’t bother me so much, I am not prude or anything, I just thought okay I’ve had enough with the water breaking, the blurred penis, the huge boobs covered with a hand. I think I was in Bethanny overload or something. I needed a break tonight.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I like Jason. I just see him as an extension of his parents who seem super sweet too. I think Jason is just one of those happy-go-lucky, jokester kind of guy. I knew a guy like that in college. At first I thought it was a put on, but that’s how he was. I’m gonna be positive and think Jason is the same way.

      • boston02127 says:

        @Scorpiosue– That could be it. He’s really a nice guy and maybe I’m thinking it is a put on. He seems too good to be true. I’m going to be positive about him too.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          He got to be a bachelor for a long time – he is a happy person by nature, very loyal and totally committed to his marriage to Bethenny – sometimes his goofiness gets in the way.

        • KirksvilleMo says:

          After my fair share of men that turned out to be less than desirable mates I swore off men.Then 9mo later and now 20 years ago I met a man so easy going and secure and funny and caring that I didn’t believe he was for real.I kept waiting to see the other side,I eavesdropped to try and hear him speak of women or partying or something other than the weather,sports,work etc.,I asked his secretary if he was always this pleasant guy.
          Well it was 20 yrs May 1st and he is still too good to be true.They may be few and far between but they do exist.
          Only times I’ve seen him get hotsey totsey is with some idiot company over the phone.

    • Tootsie says:

      Well I for one like his incredible bod. Now, here I am, 75 years old and Jason in the shower was a real treat for this old lady. I can still enjoy the beauty of a great, toned body. My mind went to places it should not have been. Afterall, the hubs is 78 and drooping, why wouldn’t I enjoy the thrill?

      • Zoey says:

        You’re funny Tootsie! Good for you! I missed the blurred penis shower scene. I’ll have to look for the reruns.

  47. DesertGal says:

    Watching BGM, and I noticed something funny…it shows Bethenny and Jason arriving at Lenox Hill Hospital…but didn’t TweetMaxine say that she was “receiving updates’ from the nurses at Columbia Presbyterian?

  48. boston02127 says:

    On BGM it was funny when Max had to buy undies.

  49. Squirrels says:

    Our favorite pup speaks….


    Yes, she was–like the grinch overlooking Whoville. Same expression too. ~> @Sykura: Is @jillzarin watching? @Real_Housewives #bgm”

  50. Dani says:

    I noticed that when Julie was with the nurse in the babies room that she was holding a pink blanket. Do you think they knew it was going to be a girl?

    • boston02127 says:

      @Dani–I think they must of known. Maybe not Jason but I think Bethenny did.

      • cusi 77 says:

        Yes. I agree with you. At least Bethenney knew because Julie was holding a dress in the Baby’s room.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I’m just speculating but I think that scene was filmed after Bryn was born.

      • cusi 77 says:

        I cant_ That is a most logic assumption.

        • KirksvilleMo says:

          My guess would be they took clothes etc.for both.That’s what we did in the olden days before ultrasound.

        • Dani says:

          icantstandthetoxicity you are right. When I watched it again they had little dresses and gifts. It was filmed after the baby was born.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      They were messing with stuff from the baby shower. Bethenny really wanted a girl so I’m betting the girls went with the program. When I was pregnant with my SON I still had one crazy aunt give me little dresses (cause she loved them at the store)!

  51. Char212 says:

    Ackkk Would you believe our satellite went out from storms here and I missed half of BGM! Watching the replay now.

  52. Squirrels says:

    Fav line? Bethenny to Jason as she is freaking out…. “you need to get a grip”. Priceless.

  53. boston02127 says:

    Once again BGM was a happy show. I really hope there will be a second season. It’s nice watching a feel good show instead of screaming & fighting and swearing.

  54. MickeyMouth says:

    I made one for Luann earlier today. LuAnn “Portrait of an Unknown Woman” de Lesseps: http://wp.me/pWaBw-6S

    PS. I only caught half of BGM tonight. I thought about travelling to Franklin Mills tonight to see Bethenny but I just couldn’t find the time. I don’t like crowds and 1600 people may have been to much for me. I wonder if she is aware that where the mall is used to be a racetrack?

    • Char212 says:

      Great job once again Mickey!

    • cusi 77 says:

      Mickey_ Good job as always! My comment to you is awaiting approval.

      • MickeyMouth says:

        Sorry about that, when I am away from a computer for a long time I turn off automatic approval because the trolls seem to know when I am away. They are sneaky like that 🙂

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      You are really nailing these pictures! Hope you are having as much fun creating them as we have looking at them. And best of all – when Jill goes to see your work she will see only the ugliness we see!

    • Jules says:

      Wow, she looks more like Jaclyn Smith in that one. Her face looks so different that it doesn’t even look like her. Good jod though.

      • MickeyMouth says:

        I think it’s because I had to smooth the jaw line and the fact that most of these paintings are of very young girls not women. I kept thinking Cheryl Ladd when I was making it but I see the Jaclyn Smith resemblance now too. Luann missed her chance at being Charlie’s Angel 😉

        I chose this one for Luann because it goes by two titles and one is “unknown woman” which I found a good name for her since she always gets forgotten when the reunions air.

  55. Dani says:

    My favorite line was when she was trying to put the car seat in and after she finally got it in she said “driver take this baby to where ever he wants to go.”

  56. MickeyMouth says:

    Okay I made one for Teresa yesterday and I just finished it. The original painting is St. John the Baptist by da Vinci. I didn’t call it that and removed the cross because, well you’ll see why.


  57. Char212 says:

    LOL AWESOME Mickey!

  58. boston02127 says:

    Back to the books, good night everyone. 🙂

  59. WindyCityWondering says:

    While I realize some people would not be comfortable with the actual having the baby part of the show – I am amazed at how calm Bethenny was knowing what a control freak she is at heart. They really are a team and watching them get ready with Jason calling his parents and friends was hilarious. It was so cool to see Julie and Max get into the whole the baby is coming drill – panty shopping and all! Julie was so sweet with the baby nurse – she wants so badly to take as much pressure off of Bethenny as she can. How weird was it that Bethenny’s mom called their condo while they were at the hospital?? I am really looking forward to Jason’s parents with the baby! Bethenny is so blessed to have all this love in her life. And while this is just a tv show – I am having so much fun watching her dreams come true.

  60. moriasheehan says:

    jill’s latest tweet

    “Cant wait to see australia and meet the fans of rhnyc! Press already calling. Where should we tour in sydney”
    she has to leave country to find any fans!

  61. NormaJean says:

    Ivanka Trump twittered that she was watching BGM? and she thinks that Bethenny’s the funniest person ever.

  62. Laura aka Just done says:

    Re Julie: did anyone else think that she looked beautiful tonight? She is normally very “girl next door” looking, but tonight she looked really beautiful. I couldn’t help but notice it. She adores Bethenny and it’s sweet to watch. Max is, Max! LOL

    As for her mom calling…did anyone else get the eery feeling that (1) Jill called her and told her, or (2) it really was Jill on the phone? It made me very uncomfortable.

    Night all. Going back to my room at Hotel California! (Love that line!)

    • NormaJean says:

      Shawn blogged that it was being reported that Bethenny was in labor, maybe her mother called after hearing those reports.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      That Friday morning it was all over the internet that B had gone into labor.

  63. NormaJean says:

    She claimed to be good friends with Donald when she was planning her skating party with Jen Gilbert.

  64. Kelly_ Has-Big_ Shoulders says:

    Re: the comment that Jason is always in a good mood. I don’t think he is because in the car on the way to the hospital he was trying to stop Bethenny from getting too neurotic and he was very serious and seemed a bit mad. I think he is basically a happy guy who balances Bethenny and when she freaks he brings her back down. I love them together.

  65. cusi 77 says:

    Watching the previews for next week… I presume i will be tearing non-stop!

  66. cusi 77 says:

    Somebody knows if BGM? Finale is next week?

  67. Shana p says:

    The look on the baby nurse’s face when she asked Julie about the diaper being non-disposable was PRICELESS…..it was like she was about to say ‘bitch please’….. Or maybe something a little gentler….. ‘child please’?

    • ShyAsrai says:

      LOL i thought that was funny. i can’t begin to tell you how many people i know that thought they were going to live ‘eco-friendly’ lives with their babies.

      the thought is nice, but the reality is almost impossible (if not unaffordable).

      • Quincy IL says:

        Julie didn’t wash the bassinette? Did they wash all of the baby stuff before they used them too? My OCD is showing.

  68. bjm90 says:

    Speaking of washing–how did you like the shot of Jason in the shower?!! I don’t know how anyone that watches the show, can’t help but fall in love with Bethenny and Jason. It is such an entertaining show–I can’t wait for Thursdays!! When this season ends–I’ll be going through withdrawls!!

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