I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of DC/Housewives News August 26, 2010
Lots and lots of news happening in the Housewives world’s.
First and foremost I want to Congratulate Alex McCord of the Real Housewives of New York on her new modeling contract, WOW that is so great and I’m so happy for her!!!
Here’s the tweet that Alex sent:
I’m not surprised, Alex is so beautiful and she is so photo friendly, the photo on her People.com blog is absolutely stunning! As the icing on the cake, this has to be just killing Kelly Bensimon (there you go Kelly, I spelled it right) and Jill Zarin who are already jealous of the younger and more beautiful Alex! Really Jill? Alex has the body but not the face? I think New York Model Management begs to differ, as do the rest of us!
We have confirmation as well that all of the ladies of New York have been invited back for next season, I’m told filming will begin in 3 weeks or so. While we don’t have confirmation that everyone has actually signed on the dotted line, I think it is safe to say that all documents will be signed, sealed and delivered before filming begins. We can all hope that Jill is true to her word about refusing to return if Alex returns, but we all know Jill can’t turn down being on television!
Speaking of Jill, she has been filming an episode with her dog Ginger for “Its Me Or The Dog” for Animal Planet (some sort of training segment). This show is produced by Shed Media who also produces Real Housewives of New York and Bethenny Getting Married? For Bravo.
Jill’s assistant, Darryl tweeted a photograph of this filming and shortly thereafter deleted the tweet and the photograph. Darryl then tweeted that he is “taking a break” from Twitter and doesn’t know whether or not he will return to Twitter. Poor Darryl, he’s throwing himself on the grenade again and taking the blame for prematurely tweeting a photo of this filming when everyone knows he would never have done it without Jill’s blessing. Shed Media obviously read Jill the riot act and she blamed her assistant. You’re so transparent, Jill Zarin!
Read the complete story here:
Jill is obviously aware of her transparency and probably talked to the people at Shed Media, Animal Planet and a boat load of attorney’s, then tweeted this:
Jill also tweeted this:
Jill is referring to that HORRIBLE show on E! Channel about the PR guys Jonathan and Simon called “The Spin Crowd”. Jill either has a sick sense of humor or she’s kissing their ass. Typical Jill, PR guys should be kissing HER ass but she’s so low on the totem pole that she has to aspire to “D” list by trying to get these guys to work with her.
Real Housewives of DC
I really do think this show is getting pretty darn good. The problem, I don’t know who the heroine is and who the bad guy is. It seems to change each week, all of the ladies have taken a turn at being the bitch of the episode.
We don’t see a whole lot of Lynda this episode but the show opens with Lynda cooking breakfast for her children and her boyfriend. I’m still not clear on the family dynamic, does Ebong live with Lynda? Do all of her children live with their father or do some live with Lynda? Lynda tells us that she’s looking for a house because she needs more room, she says that not all of her children reside with her full time. I don’t know what that means specifically. I do have to ask though, why was her 16-year old son wearing footie jammies? In fact, was it too much to ask these kids to get dressed while Bravo is filming their family breakfast?
Lynda has been the good guy and the bad guy, I don’t like her when she’s acting all high and mighty talking about inviting “2nd tier people” or when she’s being condescending and pretending to really care about Michaele and her weight loss. Her nasty face and comments as she was leaving Paul’s birthday party was really infuriating. This week, it was nice to see her cooking for her boyfriend and kids.
Next we join the ladies at the opening of Ted and Jason’s hair salon. I don’t know what Mary’s problem is, she was acting like a jealous high school kid when Ted didn’t rush over and greet her, which would have been rude since Ted was in the middle of a conversation with Michaele. I don’t know what Mary was trying to say in her interviews about this situation, she was criticizing Michaele for “sponsoring” the Salon opening by providing wine, yet offered no alternative. Michaele definitely has a larger than life personality and takes the spotlight wherever she goes, I think Mary is jealous of that character trait and wishes she could be more like Michaele, Mary seems sort of shy. Mary talks about social climbing and integrity in DC, blah blah blah, sorry but DC is no better than the rest of the country, Mary!
Clearly we are going to see something of substance in the story of Mary’s daughter Lolly because tonight’s scene between the two of them seemed like filler footage, until we see the previews for next week. I guess we’ll have to wait to see what that is all about.
Stacie is having a nice visit with her old friends and sorority sisters from college, just when you think we’ll be seeing a nice, fun group enjoying a drink together, Stacie gets serious and tells her friends about finding her mother. The big news, Stacie’s mother is white and is ashamed to have a daughter with a black man. In my opinion, that is absolutely ridiculous in this day but without all the details, it’s tough to know what’s really happening with this mother of hers. Why oh why though, wouldn’t you give Stacie the information on her father and let the chips fall where they may? This man has a right to know that he has a child. The only thing I can think of is that Stacie’s mother is afraid her family will find out somehow if she gives Stacie the information on this man, not a valid excuse but there may be more to it, no way to know just yet.
Stacie is the one housewife who has been in the “win” column every week so far, she has yet to offend or piss anyone off.
Michael and Tareq have invited all of the ladies to their Oasis Winery for a grape stomping and we watch as Michaele calls Cat (uneventful) who accepts the invitation and then Michaele calls Lynda who says she would be there but prefers to save her time for people that she loves and cares about. Hmmm, I thought Lynda’s comments about Michaele’s weight was because she loved and cared about her? Lynda is like a night and day, but is absolutely in the “lose” column more than the “win”.
I respected that Lynda turned down the invitation to Oasis Vineyard from Michaele when she felt it would be hypocritical to go feeling the way she did about The Salahi’s. I’m sure she knew that Bravo’s cameras would be rolling yet she chose to pass on the event anyway. I really wish she wouldn’t have put on that fake nonsense about being happy to be invited, then coming back with nasty comments about Michaele but I’ll still put Lynda on the “win” side this week, but she’s walking on thin ice.
Mary is picking out furniture at another one of her “dearest friends” furniture store, and Cat is criticizing Mary’s choices and all of the furniture in the store. I have to admit that the furniture that we did see looked very modern and pretty cool but I have to agree with Cat that it did not look comfortable. Cat brought along Jason, Ted’s partner in the Salon that opened earlier in the episode. Jason tells the story of Michaele and Tarek inviting him and Ted to the Congressional Black Caucus dinner at the White House. The story is fascinating for several reasons and probably a story that the Secret Service would like to hear more about. Best we can tell, there was an invitation but was for one person only and after arriving Michaele and Tarek instruct Jason and Ted on how to finagle a seat at the dinner.
What I don’t understand is if the four of them arrived together and the Secret Service escorted The Salahi’s out, why was Jason and Ted allowed to stay? More importantly, how did the Salahi’s get back in if they were thrown out? None of it makes any sense and you have to wonder how much of the story is true. I wonder if it’s true, if you pretend to belong and act like you belong, if you’ve got the confidence and ability to pull it off, you can get into any place. In the end it all seems pretty fishy!
As the group rides in the limo they again discuss the White House dinner and the Turner’s are appropriately horrified when they hear, but Stacie, it isn’t any more offensive to African American’s then it is to the rest of us American’s!
The group gets a voice mail from Tarik Salahi giving them instructions on how to get into the vineyard because security had to be called due to the legal issues with Tarik’s mother. Sounds like a fun family!
I think that Cat and Stacie over-reacted to the security, once again, they weren’t there to harm the guests but to protect them from the press, what actually appeared to be one guy with a camera. We learned all about the legal issues between Tarik and his mother in a previous blog so I won’t go into it, not relevant to tonight’s episode.
Mary seems unphased by the security but does tell us that she is only attending this event at the winery to see what is going on out there, being nosey Mary? She then tells us she’s not surprised by the Salahi’s behavior sneaking into the White House because, “that’s how they roll”. Mary has a huge hard on for Michaele and isn’t afraid to show it. Here’s my theory, Mary grew up with the elite of Washington DC and even bragged about visiting the Kennedy compound as a child. As an adult, she is left to resort to becoming a Bravo Housewife and Michaele, who used to do Mary’s make up at Nordstrom, is now equal to or past Mary’s “status” in DC and it is killing her! I’m not condoning what the Salahi’s did in crashing White House dinners, however, these are events that they did in fact attend and events that Mary wasn’t invited to and missed out on.
The Salahi’s are clearly taking life by the balls and living it up at every opportunity, they’re jumping out there, taking risks and now have memories that will last a lifetime. Again, they certainly don’t have to break the law to do it, but the fact remains, they’re doing it and I think it is killing Mary that she doesn’t have the balls to do the same.
Cat needs a smack across the face, no doubt about it. She arrives at the Oasis Winery with an attitude and isn’t going to be happy until she pisses someone off! She questions the security and she doesn’t like the fact that Tarek has a whistle, she calls him controlling, she accuses them of lying about the grapes being from the vines or from the grocery store. Really, who cares? Thank you Mary for that comment. Jason had to leave and to everyone’s relief, (including mine) Cat leaves with him. Stacie’s husband said it best in his interview, “Cat was being a bitch!”
Mary and Stacie confront Michaele about “sneaking into” the White House dinner and they all seem to agree that no one gets into the White House without an invitation. Mary and Michaele begin to talk about Lynda and the comments that Lynda made about Michaele being too thin and sickly.
Mary tells Michaele that she was inappropriate for bringing it up at the Birthday party. Mary goes on to say that Lynda has Michaele’s best interests at heart and loves and adores Michaele. Even Stacie who isn’t involved in this situation is shaking her head because she knows the truth!
Remember folks, Mary doesn’t have a “best friend”, she only has “dear friends”. Whatever Mary! Have another cocktail!
So Mary is in the Lose, Michaele flipped into the Win, Stacie is still in the Win, Cat definitely is a big LOSE this week and Lynda could have fallen either way this week but I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and put her into the win this week.
I would like to add that I do not in any way associate Cat’s rudeness with her being from England. She had a lot of nerve saying “just because you’re American, could we have some manners” when she is surrounded by Americans. The British have this reputation for being snotty and rude and unfortunately Cat is adding fuel to that fire but it just isn’t true! They are well-mannered and very welcoming people overall. Cat is an exception to the rule!
The previews for next week show some sort of scandal involving Mary’s daughter Lolly, we see an ambulance and even Sarah Palin, it looks pretty good, and I’m looking forward to it.
Until Next Time…..