I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of DC
Thanks to @lakeshordrive for her guest blog on the DC Housewives, here is my take on this week’s show:
The show opens with the same scene we ended with two long weeks ago. By the way, I think it was a bad idea for Bravo to skip airing the show last week, the show needs to gain momentum, not annoy the few fans it’s got.
So Tareq, Michaele, Mary, Stacie and her husband Jason are enjoying a nice meal with a whole lot of wine at Oasis Winery. Slurring his words, Tareq decides to bring up an issue that it turns out was 2 years prior and accuses Mary’s daughter Lolly of being involved in a car theft that also included some polo gear.
I think that in the end, there clearly wasn’t any evidence of Lolly’s involvement, but in any case Tareq was out of line bringing it up at this dinner while the cameras were rolling. It looked as though he was waiting for just the right moment to bring this up in front of Bravo’s cameras for more attention.
Both Michaele and Tareq tried to tell us that Mary was pushing the issue and asking Tareq if something was bothering him. Clearly Tareq was chomping at the bit to bring this up so Mary asked him one time if he wanted to say something and through his wine induced haze blurted out some nonsense about the FBI and Facebook. It’s just a shame that they didn’t just laugh at him and continue talking about the weather!
Michaele and her idiotic comments reminded me so much of Kelly it made me want to turn it off immediately, but alas, something made me leave it on and continue with the fiasco. I think that everyone at the table had a bit too much wine which is why Mary began to cry and Stacie and Jason got a little too worked up over something that didn’t involve them at all. In the end, Tareq looked like an absolute moron….again!
Lynda must have had excellent foresight skipping the winery tour but instead took her family on a tour of their new home. Moving from the city to the suburbs is something I can certainly relate to, for your family, you’ll do just about anything that is best for them and while her kids are a bit older, moving into a larger home was the right thing to do. It certainly wasn’t my style but Lynda seems to love it and that’s all that matters.
Edwina Rodgers wants to be a housewife, huh? It sure seems like she does, with the horrible bright red lipstick and the hats with the string around her chin like a birthday hat, I doubt she’d ever be considered. It isn’t about being republican or democrat with this woman. I really find it hard to believe that she is a lobbyist. She couldn’t even hold up to Cat’s questioning. Cat was just being Cat and asking legitimate questions. Yes, Edwina the cameras were rolling so what better time to get up on your soap box and convince the world that you’re on the right side of this issue? Not a great time to freeze up, stutter and stammer your insecurities.
Edwina’s “Health Care” party looked like a business meeting with alcohol, it seemed to be held in one of those meeting rooms at hotels where we’ve all been dragged to for team building and corporate meetings.
Watching Cat with her two daughters trying to choose an outfit was pretty funny, I think after seeing what Cat wore to her wedding, I’d like to see the wedding photos. Those two girls are so cute and natural in front of the cameras. In the end, I didn’t really understand why Cat chose to dress up as Sarah Palin, but it certainly did breathe some life into that rather dull party. Cat agrees and adds that there are more tables than people at this party.
Cat was the only one who brought any interest to this party whatsoever. Michaele apparently felt the need to bring her rude assistant to the party, no idea why, but Cat decided she was going to call her out on her “bitchy” comment at the winery.
Michaele’s assistant reacts just as inappropriately as she did at the winery and apparently Michaele is ok with her behavior. What Cat should have received was an apology, instead the assistant from hell calls Cat bitchy…again! Cat went pretty easy on this girl, I think she’s got it in her to really let her have it but she held back and instead insulted Michaele’s shocking pink dress. Michaele seems to make a habit of dressing inappropriately for any event.
Only Lynda and Michaele have posted blogs on Bravotv.com, we haven’t heard from Cat for a few weeks now and what a horrible surprise to see Jill Zarin blogging for RHODC as of last week!
Lynda talks about Tareq, again, ok Lynda, we get it you hate Tareq and blame him for the change in your beloved Michaele. I’m not buying any of that, Lynda clearly never liked Michaele. I cannot stand when Lynda is all fake and tells Michaele she loves her and cares about her, then behind her back says she isn’t attending the winery outing because she wants to spend time with people she cares about. HUH?
Lynda seems to really like Cat, Mary and Stacie and they seem to like her as well, so I’m trying to find something likable about Lynda. I did appreciate what she said in her blog about racism and she is clearly a great advocate for equality in this country and I have to give her props for that!
She loses points for her constant comments like this week’s, “there is special etiquette for DC’s political parties”. I disagree, I think proper etiquette is required for any event, anywhere! Either you know how to behave properly in any environment, or you don’t.
Just a bit of advice for Lynda, a 5-page blog that ends in a poem of inspiration is a bit over the top, you’re a housewife on Bravo TV!
Michaele’s blog is clearly full of shit! Sorry but she is, one of her first paragraphs includes this:
“I was very sad that Mary kept asking Tareq about what was on his mind and probing him to say what it was.”
She was sad? Mary kept asking? What a crock! If something was on the man’s mind all day, something that happened two years ago then he is an absolute moron! He has seen Mary and even Mary’s husband several times over the past two years and suddenly on this day after drinking heavily all day, he needs to get this off his chest? Does anyone believe that Mary really cared what was on Tareq’s mind?
All of the housewives were cordial to the Salahi’s at the beginning of the season but it seems that one by one Michaele and Tareq have alienated each of the other housewives and their families.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about when I started the blog and why I started the blog.
Part of it was the extreme frustration with Bravotv.com’s housewives blogs. I remember posting time and time again on blogs for Vicki, Tamra and Gretchen from Orange County. It seemed as though no matter what my comments said, they wouldn’t get posted on the blogs. I tried everything from being nice to being mean to even writing directly to whoever the behind the scenes person was that was deciding what to post. Possibly 1 of 10 would get posted over the course of several weeks.
I later found out that Bravo doesn’t really pay a whole lot of attention to the blogs and at times it is an unpaid intern who will review comments and decide what to post. It is probably a different person every day and based on their own feelings about any given housewife, they’ll post the ones they want to post with no set criteria or rules.
I can just imagine the hundreds, possibly thousands of comments that come into the blogs every day, some could be several paragraphs long, others are just a few words and everything in between. Is it even possible for someone to read them all every day? Since this is a low priority job for someone over at Bravo, most likely they read the shortest ones and post the few that they like. At times you can tell someone with a sense of humor is approving comments because every single one will have misspellings or improper grammar. The next day you may see all supportive comments and the following day, all negative toward the housewife. It just depends on who draws the short straw and is put on blog duty that day.
For a time I thought that the author of the blog would at least have the opportunity to read all of the comments sent into Bravotv.com for their writings, but I was wrong once again. The housewives see only what is posted just like the rest of us.
And so I decided the only way I was going to get my thoughts and feelings about these shows out of my system was to write my comments anyway and post them on a blog. I knew that there had to be people out there who felt the same way that I did. Reading the comments was always so frustrating because more often than not, they were so agreeable and positive toward the housewife who wrote the blog. This couldn’t possibly be representative of all of the fans of the shows!
I wrote my first blog and it was printed as a guest blog for Terry Ally, a great guy that I met on Twitter. @RawVeggies He has a great sense of humor and I noticed that he had some similar thoughts about the Real Housewives of New York as I did. I asked him if I could guest blog for him about the show and he was great about letting me do a few. I named them right off the bat, “I Hate Jill Zarin”.
The rest is history, literally.
Lets talk about Jill Zarin
I think we all also need a reminder of why we hated Jill in the first place because before we know it, Bravo will begin airing the Real Housewives of New York and we need to be prepared!
Season three really brought out the ugly in Jill Zarin but in reality, she showed signs of the real Jill back in seasons one and two.
Remember Jill storming out of a fashion show because she didn’t have front row seats?
How about Jill having a fit over not being invited to Ramona’s dinner party?
What about Jill talking to the press and saying that Simon was a drunk?
Remember Jill making a fool of Alex and Simon for vacationing in St. Barts in the summer while she and her friends were in the Hamptons? (“We go during the winter when prices are double what Alex is paying”)
The many nasty things that Jill has said about Ramona and Alex are too numerous to mention, but we’ll get into detail in future blogs.
The real Jill Zarin came out in season three when she didn’t have Bethenny by her side to soften the blog of Jill’s punches.
Season three started with Jill’s horrible behavior at the party that Ramona held on a yacht. Jill added fuel to the fire of the argument between Luann and Ramona, called Ramona cheap (to one of Ramona’s best friends) then expected a free piece of jewelry, made fun of Ramona behind her back and gossiped about Bethenny telling everyone about a 3month old voice mail message.
That was tame and just the beginning…
Jill focused the majority of her horrible behavior on Bethenny, but no one was safe, Ramona, Alex and even Sonja got caught in the Jill rampage of Season Three.
From the rude snub during fashion week to her hanging up on Bethenny while Luann sits quietly listening in on the phone conversation, to the discussion at Ramona’s house where Bethenny practically begged Jill to be her friend again, Jill has been a horrible person! All season Jill would bring up the one thing she could point to in hopes of getting sympathy, her husband Bobby’s cancer scare. No one is doubting that it was a scary time for the Zarin’s but Jill using it to try to get sympathy and lying about the extent of Bobby’s surgery backfired on Jill. At the end of the season we learned that Jill never told anyone initially about Bobby’s condition and admitted that there was no way that Bethenny could have known the extent of his illness.
Months after the season filming was complete, about 4-5 episodes had aired on Bravo showing Jill’s horrible behavior and Jill’s book was being released. This was the week that Jill chose to publically beg Bethenny for forgiveness and even asked fans on Facebook how she should go about trying to apologize to Bethenny. Seriously Jill? Don’t you think the smart fans can see right through you? This facebook plea came just two weeks after Jill bashed Bethenny, once again, in her Bravo blog.
Off screen, Jill told her cast mates not to film with Bethenny, started the rumor that Alex was being let go from the series, we had Amazongate, banning her gay boyfriend Brad, recruiting other Bravolebrities to join Team Jill (Patti Stanger, Teresa Giudice, NeNe Leakes and others) and turn them against Bethenny. Talk about a puppetmaster, Jill was pulling the strings of both Luann and Kelly ensuring that they were firmly on Team Jill.
Jill didn’t just persuade people to be on her team, she also had to turn them against Bethenny to the point where these people would go onto the social networks bashing Bethenny.
Teresa Giudice was a guest blogger during Season three of the RHONY and her first blog was entitied ‘Team Jill”. Patti Stanger took to twitter with her disgusting mouth saying, “any cow can push out a baby”. A video released also included Patti talking to Jill on the phone and calling Bethenny a “C U Next Tuesday” which is vile! Not once did Jill even attempt to defend Bethenny, whom she called her friend.
Never forgetting Jill’s nasty comments about Sonja Morgan, who Jill admittedly didn’t even know and met only very briefly at her Kodak event. Jill told Sonja’s friend to stick his tongue down Sonja’s throat then maybe she’ll let him join her table. Jill, you’ll never be funny, you’re just rude and crude!
Over the next few weeks as we wait for Atlanta to air and New York to begin filming, I think we need to follow Jill’s off air antics and have some reminders of her past behavior in preparation for her debut next season.
Our favorite @GingerZarin is back for more fun! From Twitter:
Mommys life on the D list ~> RT ‘Jill’s Choice’ at Olsen Twin Karaoke: Jill Zarin had a dilemma on her hands, and it wasn’t just figuring… http://bit.ly/bWlQNR
notice @jillzarin refused to stay behind and let both nieces go backstage. Noooo if mummy caint go ain’t nobody goin. Tantrums didn’t work either.
As today is September 11, I wanted to share with you a really sweet tribute to those who passed on that tragic day:
Thank you to @Prettyplusmore for sharing it with me.
Until Next Time….