I Hate Jill Zarin RHONH Final Wrap Up Sept 13, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin RHONJ Final Wrap Up September 12, 2010

Well, I looked around, I think it’s safe to say we’re completely finished with the New Jersey crew, no lost footage, no “extra” hour long episodes on Teresa’s bad behavior this year. Gone, but not yet forgotten. Teresa continues to stay front and center in the public eye with her front page In Touch Magazine piece and endless interviews that all include the same quote. “You can’t believe everything you read”. She’s right, the dollar amounts that are quoted are typically rounded off so she can say it is not true and be accurate.

Andy Cohen asked her at the reunion and again on Watch What Happens Live, it is like they’ve preplanned the entire interview, Andy will round off all the numbers which leaves the door open for Teresa to deny deny deny and no one can say she’s lying. Those crazy dollar amounts that she owes to Nordstrom and Bloomingdales all wrong, the $250,000 that she failed to mention on her income disclosure probably had a few dollars and cents at the end making it perfectly acceptable for Teresa to say, “Nope! Not true!”

Bravo has released a video of “extra time with Teresa and Stacie” from their appearance on Watch What Happens Live. Did anyone else notice that Teresa’s demeanor and attitude on the show were extremely poor? She barely smiled, answered with very short and abrupt answers and was seemed very unhappy, even more so than during the live airing.

Even times that it would have been appropriate to smile (even though most of us found Ben Weiner creepy) Teresa didn’t smile and she didn’t applaud for the kid. Could the rumors of Teresa’s beef with Bravo be true? Rumor has it she was upset with the show for not showing more of her book on the show. She apparently filmed many segments of testing recipes and writing the book and none of that aired on the show. (Thank you Bravo!) Additionally, she is said to be angry about the filming of her sister in law for the show who is apparently going to appear on the third season of the show.

Teresa certainly did not seem like her usual loud, obnoxious and laughing self. The only time we see her smiling and become more talkative is when Andy does bring up her book, after having brought it up three times in the half hour show, he again goes into the book discussion in depth during the extra footage.

Ben Weiner is back in this extras film and answering questions from fans. *eye roll*


Remember Teresa on WWHL with Jacqueline by her side, what a difference a few weeks makes. There is no doubt in my mind that Teresa has an issue with Bravo and Andy Cohen, there is also no doubt that Andy sucked up to Teresa, mentioning her book no less than three times and then plugging it again extensively during the after show.

Andy Cohen, I say let her walk!

Do you want to be even more sickened? Here is a clip that Bravo posted from the reunion that didn’t make it to air. Apparently what offended the majority of the Jewish community, didn’t offend Jewish Andy Cohen. Another example of Andy calling out Danielle on every little thing but letting Teresa off the hook! After airing the footage, instead of immediately going into the comment about Jews that Teresa’s daughter Gia made, Andy immediately asked Teresa about having more children, and then ended the conversation asking about Teresa’s hair. This really is disturbing! Teresa doesn’t even know what she’s talking about, how is she supposed to teach her child about the Jewish religion? Take a look…


Some of the Bravo blogs are up, not surprisingly Danielle has not posted one, for all we know her access to Bravotv.com and blog posting has already been suspended. Her last few blogs have been nonsense anyway, so I don’t think we’re missing much.
Caroline makes no excuses for her horrendous behavior on the reunion show, her constant interruptions, her screaming in Danielle’s face to “answer the question” so loud that she can’t hear that Danielle IS, in fact, answering her question. None of that was acknowledged by Mama Manzo, they all downplay the fact that Caroline was extremely agitated with Jacqueline for burying the hatchet with Danielle. Too bad Mrs. Matriarch Puppet master, you’re no longer pulling the strings, Jacqueline does have a mind of her own. We know she’s too soft for her own good, Iron Hand Jacqueline, Iron Hand.

I suppose Caroline would like nothing more than for Jacqueline to continue acting like a spoiled child, yelling at Danielle for things that are simply none of her business. Fans left Caroline dozens of comments, mostly in support but everyone knows that Caroline has many critics as well, very few of their comments were represented. A select few did call her out for her comments about Danielle’s daughters, but Bravo posted over 1,300 comments for Caroline, how dull to continuously read how awesome she is, for anyone but her!

Jacqueline’s blog is a load of malarkey as well, she goes on and on saying the same nonsense she’s said all season. More fans sucking up to her in the comments, it really is just all ridiculous!

Teresa begins to say that the rumors are so insane that she doesn’t even want to address them, then she goes on to address them. Her brother, whom she loves, and his family were invited to all of the events that Teresa held this past season that she couldn’t afford to pay for. Her brother’s photo is even in her book, according to Teresa. I wonder if her brother’s wife is in the book too. She doesn’t say.

Before she goes into whoring out her book and everything else she’s trying to sell, she says, “Oh, and I’m NOT claustrophobic”. This was in response to reports that she will suffer greatly in jail because she’s claustrophobic. Good thing Teresa, because it may be put to the test someday! A girl can dream!

Now that The Real Housewives of New Jersey is finished, Bravo seems to have nothing to put on the air on Monday night, so according to their schedule, they are re-running old episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County, you know, the same show that NBC will also begin running from the beginning at Noon on Monday afternoon. I really wonder what NBC is thinking by doing this, the first season of RHOOC was actually pretty dull in comparison to New York, Atlanta or New Jersey. If they are trying to lure viewers to their series, wouldn’t they begin by airing some interesting series?

The Video Music Awards were held Sunday, September 12th and our very own Bethenny was in the audience with her husband Jason. She was in Los Angeles on business and she was invited to attend, it was also Jason’s birthday so I’m sure it was a treat for him to attend an event like that for the first time! Bethenny tweeted what was happening as the night went on: (as always timeline is bottom to top)

@Bethenny OMG I just realized it’s only 9pm&we’re going home.WHO AM I?but I love it.
@Bethenny Mommy and daddy at rosa mexicana!no after party.we miss bryn:) http://twitpic.com/2nypxl
@Bethenny our car blew us off,so now we’re walking aimlessly in downtown LA-all dressed up.gonna get a skinnygirl at rosa mexicana or trader vics
@Bethenny Wow!the @linkinpark was the best performance yet &it wasn’t even here!they showed the video.
@Bethenny @usher @eminem. Damn that isn’t pink!!!!!!RT @stephanie04: @Bethenny what performance has been your favorite so far tonight?
@Bethenny BOB is great&I see my all time favorite @pink who is coming soon!
@Bethenny Ok,I’m going to buy drake’s album& see for myself.lots of you love him,so there must be something there.I trust u guys.
@Bethenny Don’t know who drake is,but he sounds like a knockoff of other artists. @maryjblige could make cookie a hit.
@Bethenny People were talking during-like it was a commercialRT @erinking81: @bethenny Dying to know what people thought about Taylor’s song!?! Share!
@Bethenny Oh no,now I don’t like it.people r now openly talking about popping pills like it’s cool.scared for bryn to grow up:(
@Bethenny Sitting w @paul_icon from the hard times of rj berger.u guys know it?
@Bethenny I can’t enjoy this w/o sharing w u.@justinbieber was awesome.I get it now.@usher next. correct mw if I get twitter names wrong.tres fun!
@Bethenny I feel old and young at the same time! So fun!
@Bethenny Omg I live for @eminem! Soooo good.also I’m sitting next to mark burnett. Haven’t seen him since apprentice!
@Bethenny This is what the room looks like.such a fun vibe.it’s our date night! http://twitpic.com/2nx972
@Bethenny Gonna have to shave my legs in the car.so classy.
@Bethenny RT @JenHicks7: @Bethenny aren’t the vma’s in LA though?yes!I ended up having to stay in LA for work,so I decided to go at last minute.fun!
@Bethenny How r y’all?I just got invited to the vmas.I think jason will love it!how fun?it’s been nice b’day w/e for him.

Kelly spent the weekend in South Caroline for her parents 50th wedding anniversary, details Kelly, more details…

@Kikilet There’s an outlet mall in north charleston. Wooooooooooo. Icecream and a little shoparama
@Kikilet In south carolina with my fam for my parents 50th. My niece is soo cutie. Slumber partyyyyy
@Kikilet Mornin. South carolina is so pretty. With the entire fam. Happy anniversary, mom and dad
@Kikilet They use cinnamon on everything, even my caesar salad here in sc. Yummmmm
@Kikilet http://twitpic.com/2nrxw1- Happy sunday. My beautiful family celebrating my parents 50th. Woooooo
@Kikilet Usually I can’t wait to get home, but in SC my girls and I never want to leave. Byeeee
@Kikilet Boeing is building a big hanger in Charletson. New jobs, woooooo
@Kikilet We have waited for over 45 mins for luggage. Is american airlines kidding me?
@Kikilet So happy to be in ny. Where’s our luggage the girls have school early in the am. Ahhhh
It’s like you were there with her, wasn’t it?

She also had a rather strange conversation with one of her regular’s:

TO @kikilet ? do you think your too much to handle for any man or just most men
TO @hamptonskevin haaa. No man I have ever been with/ loved would ever say I was too much to handle.
TO @kikilet it was a ? to be honest i don’t think anything but you are alot stevie wonder could see that
TO @hamptonskevin do I think I am too much to handle for any man? I love this, I am the opposite to what you think.

Here is an interesting Tweet courtesy of @Real_Housewives:

real_housewives #RHODC Dr Navin Singh is suing @MichaeleSalahi 4 not paying bill for ‘procedures’ $500 suspected to be botox, VA court 9/17/10

I’ve been asked to write a blog about Patti Stanger of Millionaire Matchmaker and I think it’s a great idea, I’ve written a few blurbs about her before, but look for a new blog about Patti in the next few days.

If you haven’t checked it out already, please take a look at the photos provided by Wall St Lady, her tribute to September 11. Thank you WSL for sharing those photos with us! You can view them here:


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Until Next Time…..


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196 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin RHONH Final Wrap Up Sept 13, 2010

  1. Olivia says:

    The real problem with all of these women is that they begin to believe their own publicity and those scrubbed comments on the Bravo blog merely reinforce the image of themselves as “stars” with little dissent or criticism allowed. They begin to form the opinion that they are truly indispensible and what they bring to the table has the approval of the audience when the feedback is nothing more that “we love you” no matter what.

    The reality is that each and every “housewife” from one end of the franchise to the other has been plucked from obscurity and once they have enjoyed a moment of “fame” they never want to go back. Absent actual talent to fall back on, without these shows they would be pushed back into their own world of reality, a place they have been dying to escape. They would eat their young if it meant another “season” on t.v. and the opportunity to rake in a few extra bucks with their dubious line of products waiting to be sold by just following the links they include on their blogsites.

    To describe any one of them as “stars” is like calling Tiger Woods “faithful”.

    • KellitaM says:

      I wholeheartedly agree!
      At first I naively assumed all comments to their blogs were posted by Bravo. I was puzzled because there were 9 positive comments to every 1 negative comment on even the trashy and obnoxious housewives’ blogs. But then I noticed that none of my negative comments were ever posted. The light dawned on me……we’re being manipulated by Bravo!

    • Jeepers says:

      ouch! now that hurt….LOL

      • Sha2000 says:

        Lol, Well the truth often hurts right?

        “Absent actual talent to fall back on, without these shows they would be pushed back into their own world of reality, a place they have been dying to escape. ”

        No joke there.

        • Quincy IL says:

          It’s true. They are only stars because they were chosen to be so by Bravo. It’s fascinating that there are autobiographies that sell to fans.

          Teresa is an object of ridicule. I think she is beginning to understand that and this is why she was so somber on the Cohen talk fest. Jill Zarin knows too.

          • RubyNewbie says:

            Absolutely. Both Teresa and Jill are way too narcisisstic to avoid Googling themselves and reading the comments on various blogs. Teresa has been savaged on the blogs–she’s gotta be aware of it. No wonder she was in a pissy mood.

          • DWandM says:

            knowing that there is a possibility that Jill and Teresa realize that they are sometimes the butt of the joke, made me smile. Forgive me Lord.

  2. boston02127 says:

    Good morning ☼
    Thank you for the new blog Lynn. 5 stars!

    Did you also notice the past two times Teresa was on with Andy she made the statement “you know I love you Andy”.

    Also, last night I noticed Caroline was tweeting about the VMA’s. I thought it was kind of funny. She seems like the type that would come in the room and see what’s on TV and say “shut that crap off”. She tweeted this–

    Caroline–Did you see @chelseahandler in the crowd!!!!!! dying!!!!!

    Didn’t she know Chelsea was the host of the show?

    She also tweeted this–

    Caroline— This stage is OUT OF CONTROL…. love Usher too, fantastic

    For some reason I can’t image Caroline knowing two songs Usher sings.

    • butterisafruit says:

      OMG, Boston you are funny. When you said, …….She seems the type to come in the room and see what’s on TV and say “shut the crap off”..I bursted out laughing.

      You must have met my mom!

      Mary Purls

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      mama manzo is too square to be hip

    • DWandM says:

      Caroline Manzo wants to be relevant, so she is trying hard. I guess tweeting idiot statements work for her.

      I still don’t understand why some of the viewers like her. She is crude, loud, a liar and too boring for a reality show. What did she do in Season one that was worth bringing her back? With Season two she had another opportunity to show who she is and she spends the entire time filming in her kitchen or in a small room in her house? What was that room anyway? Was it even decorated? For the amount of time this woman spent in her house, you would think the viewers would be treated to her “posh” home (?).

      Ehhh I hope she decides not to come back for Season three. I guess she has more to share with the world. I know maybe she’ll have Albie wear his rookie policeman uniform.

      I read somewhere that she might have stapled her stomach to lose the weight. How exciting. By-the-way, wasn’t it Caroline who told her daughter that she shouldn’t do the cereal diet because it was the wrong way to lose weight? Yet she goes to the doctor to get her stomach stapled.

      • nathania says:

        I get the feeling from the Bravo comments that the faction of the population that are crude, loud, boring liars like Caroline, just as the folks that are unhinged, hairy nutjobs like Teresa. Because the common thread running through all those worshipful posts is identification, “oh Caroline, Teresa, whoever, you are just like meeeeeeeeee!”

  3. boston02127 says:

    Jill and her sister Lisa will be on the Today show this morning.

  4. boston02127 says:

    N.J. Housewives’ Danielle Leaves Town: Could Marrying Lesbian Superstar Lori Michaels Be Next?


    • Sha2000 says:

      Even Helen Keller can see? NO Danielle; I happen to think its a true SHOW-mance all for show. Look at Lori’s body language in that picture. These women are using the relationship bs for publicity. And “superstar”??? If she’s such a superstar, why haven’t we ever heard of her until she was on WWHL w/Danielle?

      • Need a Hobby says:


      • nathania says:

        The very first time she entered the picture on WWHL with Danielle performing the song, Andy asked them if they were together and Lori clearly nods her head no, before Danielle jumped in and said something like ‘we are real close’ or something. I think she’s telling Lori ‘just go along with it’ or something. I really don’t understand it because I don’t think it’s going to gain Lori any fans…I don’t see alot of crossover between her audience and the RHONJ audience. But who knows…

  5. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    I do believe that Teresa loves her brother, but I don’t know if she LIKES him. There is a big difference. I love my own brother because he’s my brother, but I would never be friends with him in real life and don’t necessarily like him. So yes, Teresa may love her brother and would be telling the truth. With Teresa though if the whole truth is not said then, to her, she is not lying.

    • aliand says:

      Well said! I have only one brother, no sisters and I can definately relate to your statement. I’m not on a reality show so I don’t have to spin anything for fan approval so the whole truth comes easier for me. Teresa would do herself a major service by calling a spade a spade in all instances of her life. Simply because I don’t “like” my brother doesn’t reflect poorly on me. In all honesty,
      it shows a more complete sense of awareness and allows for self-love to take the centerstage.

    • nathania says:

      I bet all she heard growing up was ‘your brother this, your brother that’ which would explain alot.

  6. i can’t post on new site unless i go anonymous.
    that’s no fun. :>(

    it keeps telling me my URL is invalid. i dont even know what that is

    • Blue Sky says:

      try creating a “gmail” account by going to google, then create your account in “gmail”; it will ask you to create a url. Could be the one it’s trying to use for you is already taken. After you create your gmail, you will be logging into Lynn’s new site as “yourname”(google). You can update your profile on Lynn’s new blog after posting by just clicking on your name. Or you can go to the upper right top, click on dashboard, and update profile there. I found that to change my username on Lynn’s new blog, I had to update my blog profile. You will also have to do “create a blog” there…might want to try this first. I had a gmail account, so I’m not sure which you do first…keep trying! If for anything else, your computer skills will improve!

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Thanks again Blue Sky, I did go ahead and purchase the domain LynnNChicago.com so its all mine, I am going to search for the “perfect” site to host now…if anyone has any suggestions, I really would love them. Thanks again to everyone for all the great suggestions! :)xo I love you all!

        • Sha2000 says:

          Theres a site I go on where I have the same problem…I log on as anonymous & the first thing I write is my name so everyone knows it is me. You can try it that way if all else fails.

          Lynn, that’s great!
          That’s a great way to organize the site. You can have a tab for each show if you want. Also don’t forget to put the “I hate” in the meta tags so you don’t lose any hit from the people who may have heard of the site but not your name.

          • Sha2000 says:

            Btw, I am on both blogs now, lol. I do have to admit I like this one better because it’s cleaner looking (jellybeans are distracting-sorry) & I like that this has a “reply” button, the other site I noticed does not. BUT, I’m not writing or maintaining the site, so whatever works for you is okay by me : )

            • The thing that happened to me is that the other site ate my post.
              I would suggest copying your post before you hit send, that way, if it disappears, you can post it here or re-post it there after you log-in properly.
              Good idea using a domain, but Lynn, I hope that if you run the site off of your own domain that you have enough bandwidth available there.
              Lynn mentioned yesterday that a lot of us were trying to send “test” posts to the new site, and they were going to her spam-folder.
              I’ll try again, but I’m going to make sure that I’m logged-in before i try to post.

            • Katie says:

              Now you know how Kelly feels everyday of her life. Damn those jellybeans.

            • Need a Hobby says:

              Different formats can be used on blogspot. So Lynn I’m sure can play with that if she wants to use blogspot for any significant amount of time.

              For example, Real Old Housewife’s blog is a blogspot blog. Easy on the eyes IMO.

              But blogspot apparently doesn’t have the feature to reply to individual posts for a threaded conversation like here.

              What some bloggers have done (apparently) to have a format for threaded convos is to have the comments hosted(?) separately from the blog post using another service….click to comment and another window/page opens up just for comments.

          • thank-you Sha and Blue Sky…I will try your suggestions, but if I disappear you know I’m lost in cyber-space!

    • Need a Hobby says:

      You can post at blogspot with just a google account as I did. (Since it wouldn’t take my wordpress ID.) Don’t need to sign up for a blog or gmail. Although if you have an existing google/email account you could use that.

      Put a nickname in your personal info section under your google account. Then that should be your name when you post. You can post with that at any blogspot blog with that.

  7. cusi77 says:

    Good Morning Lynn and everyone here!

    It is GREAT idea about blogging The Millionaire Match – we will have a blast picking on Patti S -I dislike her so much! Not a problem bashing her!

  8. Char212 says:

    Ewww Jill and Lisa are on the Today Show right now. The topic is ‘Have I became my mother” She said she has and that’s not a good thing imo.

    • Char212 says:

      She said the best part she took from her mother was generosity and knowing how to be a friend. I almost choked when I heard that.

      • Furalis says:

        What amazes me is they see themselves completely different than what they are. I just don’t get it!!!

        • DWandM says:

          I think she knows who she is, she just believes that the viewers are idiots and if she says she is a good friend and generous that they will believe her.

      • SavingGrace says:

        Char212 – what does she look like. The past few months she looked like crap with her awful stick straight hair and no makeup.

        • Char212 says:

          She had make up on but she still is toting the straight hair look. She was wearing a black pants outfit that didn’t look too bad. Once again she did all the talking and Lisa couldn’t get a word in edgewise.

          I don’t get it either Furalis. She’s nothing at all like she thinks she is. She isn’t a good friend nor knows how to be. She’ll never get it.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Hahahahahaha! With friends like that……..

        Seems like she’s a friend until you get what she wants. Then, not so much.

        • DWandM says:

          Remember Jill Zarin is the type of friend that will, “forget but will never forgive”. LOL what an idiot.

  9. SavingGrace says:

    Lynn — Thanks for bringing up Kelly’s follower, HamptonsKevin.

    I am new to twitter. I signed up 2 or 3 weeks ago to tweet Kelly because as we all know she tweets some rather odd things. At that time she was copying Bethenny as well as she could. She was in the Hamptons at the time.

    I noticed and granted this is solely my opinion that HamptonsKevin should be considered a stalker. His tweets to her are always about her looks, where she was, and maybe they could meet someday. I think he told her he was a lawyer.

    I don’t know what to think of Kelly. I’ve tweeted her here and there but she can never truly answer a question. She comes off as self depreciating at times and at others she claims people are obsessed with her hair. I have to believe that she honestly follows some HORRIBLE advice from her PR guy.

    Anyways, HamptonKevin creeps me out. He even tweeted he knew people in the business that could get Kelly her own show–what? like Kelly or her Jonathan PR guy don’t have connections? Sorry but I have to think he is a bit obsessed with her. I hope he’s harmless.

    I just wish Kelly had better coping skills with men. Even on twitter she acts like a silly teenager with men. Odd.

  10. Had Enough! says:

    Guess which moron, born in 1968, said:

    “@Jillousyness1 wish were living like the Jetsons. sadly the jetage was in the 60s, was more sophisticated than now”


    “@veronicaromm flying American Airlines is a joke. No one deserves to wait one second for luggage. they have to get travel up to speed.”

    One second? Really, StupidLet?


    “So happy to be in ny. Where’s our luggage the girls have school early in the am. Ahhhh”

    So leave earlier, idiot. All sorts of things happen when you travel. Lots of legit reasons for delays, flight cancellations, etc. Plus you were gone for all of two days. Ever hear of carry-on? Moron.

    • Sha2000 says:

      As a former airline employee & a person who can think; I AGREE.

      If you want it faster, then buy your own damn plane or a little spaceship like George Jetson.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Hah. What Kiki refers to by “sophisticated”—whether she realizes it or not— is to that “golden age” before deregulation. The airlines, not needing to be so competitive, could afford to cater to the elite, as she regards herself. Flying then was so much more expensive, the “common rabble” couldn’t afford to fly and clog up the system.

      Now Kiki has to suffer the indignities of waiting for her luggage just like any mere commoner. Oh, the horror.

      • Had Enough! says:

        Bitch claims to be worried about getting her kids home because they have school the next day. It is 3:11 on the east coast as I write this. Her first bitch about the luggage was 15 hours ago. You do the math. That means she got to the airport at about what? midnight? From JFK, EWR, or LaGuardia she would have had at least 45 minutes to home even if her luggage was the first out and she had a car waiting. So it is ok if her kids don’t get to bed until 1 a.m. on a school night so long as she doesn’t have to wait for her luggage.

        And my favorite: @lkrforpeace yup. Waiting for luggage when u are travelling with ur kids is the worst for ANY parent.

        No you stupid moron. The worst is the plane crashing. The second worse is your kids getting lost or kidnapped. I can think of about 500 things that are worse than waiting for your luggage. You stupid bitch.

        • Katie says:

          When you try to apply logic to that moron it gets dicey. That sounded like a rant in my own head.:) Sounds like you aren’t wearing love today.

          • Had Enough! says:

            Katie, I have nothing but love for the LynnFam, but there isn’t enough love in the whole world for idiots like KooKooLet. In fact, it is downright obscene to waste limited love on terrible people like her. She’s just a waste of oxygen, that freakazoid.

            • Katie says:

              Hi had enough. I was just appreciating your post about Kelly. My remark about wearing love was only a jab at Kelly who believes anyone who doesn’t like her is jealous, and needs to wear love. I find her infuriating.:)

        • felony stupid says:

          Oh perfection. You are on my wavelength Had Enough. Spot on!

  11. Had Enough! says:

    Ankles are the new cleavage? What, did you also get ankle implants, you stupid moron?


    My favorite – buy a sweater that is too small for you so it will pull open across your foobs. That is smokin’ hot.

    Earth to Sasquatch. No. It isn’t hot, smokin’ or otherwise. It looks like shit.

  12. Quincy IL says:

    Congrats to Lynn… I think this is the beginning of something big. You are so talented.

  13. I’d just like to remind everyone that when Lynn moved from Hub-pages, there was an adjustment period. This format at WP, is actually kind-of “clunky”-and it was only due-to our desire to gab that made it work in my opinion.
    Lynn-here is a link to something you can apply-to at WordPress where they will share ad-money 50-50 with you.
    Remember, we are talking about pennies for thousands and thousands of visits, so to share the small amount, it may not be a good deal. And even when you take into account that WP hosts the site, and I assume they do the ad placement and accounting there, 50-50 is not a great deal. It probably should be 70-30, I wonder if they ever negotiate?
    But-it might be worth trying?

    • Also–Lynn, I hope that you check that link because I think you also qualify as a “VIP”-blog? I know that I’ve seen WP sites with ads before, big ones, but I think that they run their own domain.

  14. Katie says:

    Now I can’t post in this site:(

  15. Katie says:

    Oh there I am. Geez I go away for the weekend and now the site is moving?

    I agree that the ability to reply to posts is key to the flow of discussion. It would be problematic to have the posts edited for content/spelling because it hinder the discussion. Has anyone contacted wordpress to ask if they will consider allowing ads? If they were presented with lynn’s dilemma, perhaps they would accommodate the request. I am sure that they would not want to lose a site with high volume.

  16. Had Enough! says:

    Lynn – read this:


    They do allow advertising. Split revenue 50/50. Generally if you have 25,000 page views/month or more. Surely you must be well above that by now.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Lynn, when I suggested you sell advertising, I meant for a few hundred to a few thousand PER banner per year or 6 month period. It can be done if you can show how many hits you get but it might well have to be a an independent domain such as LynnNChicago.com once that’s up. Look at that guy Rob (or whatever hos name is), he had a PF Changs banner…it might take time but I bet you can do that too.


  17. MickeyMouth says:

    I found some lost footage. I think it’s from Italy. Teresa and her luggage.

  18. boston02127 says:

    Relationship, Style, Living & Beauty News and Photos on MSN Lifestyle | Glo

  19. error404 says:

    Andy is very weird. It’s “creepy” how he sucks up to some of the more unsavory housewives (Jill, Teresssa, etc…) but somehow singles Danielle out to be snubbed and cold shouldered… Um, is she not a housewife just like all the others? Weird, and speaking of “creepy”: Ben Wiener *shudder*

  20. error404 says:

    my new vlog


    review of interesting docu “No Impact Man”

    hope you enjoy it!

    • error-that was very interesting! tried to leave a post and of course screwed it up.
      i could never do what they did. Ben n Jerrys is about as natural as i go, and that has to be frozen!
      i hope the family made some $$ off the book, i know they say the experience was positive for them, but i could never. and i’m just being honest, hope that doesn’t make me “bad”
      i did enjoy it. i’m feeling more appreciative.

      • error404 says:

        well, it makes for good PR I suppose… I try to give up and/or cut back, but this extreme is just too much and I’d hate to be struggling so much walking up 24 flights of stairs and biking 50 blocks and having no ref while everyone around me is running the air con 24/7 just so they can sit in a t-shirt & shorts in December.

  21. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Wow, it seems quit a few folks are resisting the move. Hmmm…

  22. Had Enough! says:

    Is it just me, or has someone hacked KooKooLet’s website and photoshopped her photos to make her look bad:


    First one has the boob popping out of the t-shirt and the eyes look half closed and half crossed. Second one she looks half mean, half sad/exaggerated pout.

    • DWandM says:

      She’s posted worst of herself. She seems to think she looks good in any photo. I believe she approved those pics herself.

  23. Powell says:

    Saw Danielle on TMZ tonight and she stated she is currently taping a spin-off about her life and a hosting show. Have you heard anything?

  24. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Bethenny’s most recent newsletter:

    Excited for Autumn!So how is everyone? Are we excited for fall? New york really is a special place right now, and I’m finally getting excited. Transitioning from summer vacation was difficult. In many ways, change is difficult for me. I guess the seasons changing makes me realize how quickly time goes by. Make sure you check out my College Back to School advice!
    I look at Cookie who is 10 now and it brings me to tears. I love that furry creature so much that I would do anything for her to live forever. Bryn is laughing and making noises and I love it, but I want to stop the clock.
    Work is very insane as usual and I do everything I can to give love to Jason, Bryn and the BooBoo.
    Sleep is a huge priority right now. I’m really trying to sacrifice a social life and to go to bed early. With my packed schedule, it is the only thing keeping me sane. Summer meant a lot of yoga but now exercise is taking a back seat to sleep. It’s always an ebb and flow with me, but I always go back to yoga.
    We took our first family plane trip to Los Angeles. That was slightly stressful but we were efficient. I figured out some tips that I wanted to share with you:
    1. Pack only carryon. This preserves sanity.
    2. Not until the plane is literally taking off, do you give the baby a bottle to prevent ear popping. Not until they announce to prepare for departure do you give the final bottle. Have the flight attendant warm the bottle.
    3. Make a bed on your lap or the console. We used a pillow and our baby blanket. Keep the lights off.
    4. If there will be a time change, let the baby decide the schedule. They don’t look at clocks. Their bodies know. I loved the experience.
    5. Last, bring a baby carrier. Then you can use the stroller as an airport shopping cart. Key.
    I have to thank you all for all of your love and support. Skinnygirl Dish just went back on the New York Times best seller list 8 months after publication. I attribute this to you, your faith, your willingness to believe in your health and your wanting to always be better. You are the most incredible fans in the world.
    Thank you all so much for buying Skinnygirl Margaritas! We are producing it as quick as we can, so keep checking the website, visiting stores and talking to your store clerks!
    Also, is anyone coming to see me in New York on September 22nd at the Learning Annex? I am teaching a class on the Skinnygirl Dish!

    Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Cooking Class Sign up for “Skinnygirl Cooking for Your Naturally Thin Life Class” today.
    In this exclusive presentation at New York City’s Learning Annex, you’ll learn how to embrace the Skinnygirl cooking philosophy, accessorize your meals like your wardrobe, and more.

    The Skinnygirl Dish
    Still don’t have a copy? Get your copy of

    The Skinnygirl Dish, which just landed back on the New York Times Bestseller list.

    Find it at the following locations, as well as local bookstores near you:
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  25. AZ Girl says:

    New YouTube video of Danielle and her “spin-off” It is hilarious spoof. Hope the link works.

  26. icantstandthetoxicity says:
    • Quincy IL says:

      We can use that statement in the petition to have her sent to the lunatic asylum.

    • Savannah111 says:

      She thinks it will be better than Bethenny’s ? OK now she’s getting beside herself…
      No way….

      • nathania says:

        what’s up with this? did she and Bethenny have a falling out? She should be comparing herself positively to Bethenny if anything. I was kind of shocked to read her comments just now, they kind of made me cringe a bit. I’m not saying there isn’t a place for her out there in reality land but good grief…I loved every episode of Bethenny’s show.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      D talks big. What she delivers, if anything, remains to be seen. Haven’t heard such a build up since Geraldo prepared to open Al Capone’s vault.

      Nothing’s been filmed & there’s yet to be word that anything’s actually been picked up by any network. Is she trying to drum up interest in the public or an actual TV network? (Wasn’t E the channel that had Anna Nicole’s show? E might be an option for big D. If there are no complications from the alleged contract from Bravo, that is.)

      One thing D’s has publicly said that rings absolutely true, she wants to keep herself in the public eye.

    • cusi77 says:

      Icantstand_ Look what I found… Describes Danielle perfectly… and some other two RHW


  27. Savannah111 says:

    Hi everyone,
    Lynn, just read your blog havent read any of the posts yet though.. I actually did take notice that Teresa seemed not as airheaded big headed smiling like a hienna on the attack self on Andy’s show. Maybe shes wondering what color her jumpsuit maybe and if she will be able to glam it up any while she’s away, cause that would just be gross to have to wear the same thing and color everyday.. OMG I do hate her she makes me sick..

    I started reading the blogs over there but I can’t stand the way people post I LOVE LOVE LOVE you’s thanks to Teresa on that one it’s becoming the new thing like when Paris Hilton said thats hot. It grates on my nerves, yep looks like very very few call out Caroline and Jacquline’s blogs tend to just bore me.. I can never hardly ever get good posts posted over there, ok so maybe they are not loving but it’s not like I’m cussing them all out, I guess I get the interns that dont want to put negative posts through I do try sometimes but it gets me frustrated so it’s like whats the point in trying. I hope they come here and read some real truth with all the bullsh** aside to know what real people really think.. I think a lot of Teresa’s followers have to be teenagers I can’t believe that so many adults could be loving the way that she behaves on that show and what a big part she plays in ruining businesses and what people like her do to the middle class.

    I dont know what Danielle’s deal really was if she got fired if they just didnt want to have her back I guess it could count as the same thing but what I think bothers me the most about it is if it was because of the other ladies if they had a part in it with threats to leave because she has 2 daughters and that was income coming in for her. I think about her girls. Theres no denying the fact that Andy focused on Danielle the entire reunion it was like 3 against 1 with Andy as the leader making him the 4th against 1. I think it was the comment that was made at the brownstone that Danny said to chris and he was maybe punishing her for it. I understand what she said to Kim G. was like her trying to excuse it but still.. I dont know what his reasoning was but I wouldnt be surprised, he could have moved on to other things without staying on her so much.. With him staying on her so much though maybe it was a way for him to make her look so foolish that maybe more people would be glad that she wasnt coming back, I think made them look like bigger fools but interesting enough when I read his blogs there were a lot of comments that said they didnt understand why that was done and he was called out in some of them as to why they would choose to get rid of her.. If she was friendly with Teresa’s brother;s wife and she was coming on board that would have made things interesting, I dont agree with the way she lives her life but as far as entertainment goes who wants to watch the same old scenes all the time that play out with the other 3 there has to be some kind of interest for viewers, if its watching Teresa and Joe go down well I’m all for it..

    • cyotteeflower says:

      That is my biggest beef too about Dan leaving.If those rich bitches interfeared with Dan being able to support her kids just because they don’t like her then that is criminal.I can totally see them trying but it should never be allowed.Can you imagine doing that too any one at your place of employment?God I hope Danielle gets a show or two that is successful beyond all reason.And Tree goes to jail and Caroline finds out Albert is cheating again/still.

      • Olivia says:

        You are asserting that Bravo “owes” these women for the opportunity to appear on these shows and pitch products and books that ensures more money. I don’t agree.

        All of these women came from nowhere. They do not come with any reasonable amount of talent that would suggest otherwise. They were selected because they made themselves available to be filmed in any way Bravo saw fit. The contract basically spells that out.

        Before this series was aired, Danielle Staub had been separated for over 6 yrs and was residing in a mansion and driving a late model car. She was not reliant upon Bravo to guarantee her income. She herself never bothered to seek employment to our knowledge but was able to indulge herself in hair styling, makeup applications, Botox injections, facial alterations, and breast augmentations. None of these “necessities” was paid for by Bravo prior to her signing onto this show.

        The same applies to any other “Housewife” when it comes to their source of income. Until they were plucked from obscurity and foisted onto the public airwaves there is nothing to indicated that any of them were starving to death.

        If Danielle was expelled from the NJ cast much of what she did during that 2 season run was due in large part to her own behavior. And I believe those sex tapes alone played a very large role in her being asked to leave.

        Neither Bravo or the other castmates can be held accountable for shutting off her income. She figured she had a stranglehold on that franchise because of the ratings and acted on her own self serving behalf.

  28. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    Bethenny will be on the George Lopez show tonight.

  29. boston02127 says:

    Claud’s house is headaching. Nannie-nick-nack.

    • cyotteeflower says:

      Hey I too am a designer!
      Is anyone else embarrassed for her?Why does she think this is something we don’t know?

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Needs less energist, more feng shui.

      • Olivia says:

        I often wondered what happened to Miss Haversham.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Lol, I have that exact owl on the moon, I ordered it last year to go w/my Halloween decor collection. Yes, I am worse than Dina when it comes to Halloween; can’t wait to see the outside, but what up w/those two tables side by side?

    • DWandM says:

      What? Is she serious? I felt uncomfortable watching this video. The decorations did not look appealing at all. Why would you put all that stuff on those tables. She cheapened the light fixtures more by hanging ornament leaves from it. She did too much. Let alone that the house seems to be overwhelmed with “stuff”. Too many chachi stuff “everywhere”. She is not a designer. She wants to be, but that doesn’t make you capable.

      I understand if you have a party and want to set up a display for the buffet, but to leave that on the table all season long? Where do you eat? It looked gaudy and cheap. Her house looks like a furniture storage warehouse. I can’t imagine that her husband feels comfortable living there. That is a mess.

      How does she clean it? I don’t care what house cleaning service she uses they cannot possibly detail clean that house every week. By the time they clean it, a week went by to start all over again. And those CATS! That house must smell with those ugly cats walking all over it.

      Who told her that doing these videos was a good idea for her? Oh I know, Bethenny posted youtube videos way back when and started a brand for herself and everyone thinks they know the formula now. If Dina wants to be designer she should go back to school and get her cred so that she doesn’t make a fool of herself like Kelly, Theresa and Jill. Oh I’m sorry it’s too late.

      • Katie says:

        I remember watching the first season of NJ and Dina was talking about how her wedding was over a million dollars. I was stunned that they would spend that much on a wedding when their house leaves much to be desired. Nevermind all of the crap in it.

    • Just amazing. Dina is on You Tube glitter painting gourds, decorating her kitchen cabinets now? How quickly they fall.

      She mentioned on Twitter yesterday she wanted to become the new Martha Stewart. This isn’t the way to do it.

      • Dawn says:

        The design aesthetic is definitely different in NJ than where I reside. Dina’s home is over the to (as is Theresa’s). Glitter, gold, crystal, marble. I can’t acclimate myself to the over-the-top gilded faux French fairytale style. A good designer is able to incorporate the taste of her client. I can’t see Dina decorating a home in a style that isn’t too too much. I don’t think she’s talented and she appears to be a one trick pony.

  30. Wall St Lady says:

    I have to admit

    I Hate Bethany !

    • MickeyMouth says:

      You don’t like Alex either. But you post on this blog very well. It kinda says a lot about you and the blog dontcha think.

    • TEB says:


    • Char212 says:

      Different Bethany? Not our Bethenny right?

    • Quincy IL says:

      Bethenny and Alex are ok. No one is perfect..

    • dumberries says:

      We know, it’s no problem. You don’t have to like Bethenny or Alex to hate Zarin.

      I kinda like Luann, and most people on the site seriously dislike her – no big deal. I think Luann is (unintentionally) funny, a little snobby, and got easily mislead by Zarin. When she has a beef with someone, she says it directly and asks for an apology (which cracks me up). If she gets the apology, she moves on without grudges. These are qualities that I can accept in a person who always supports the others’ business pursuits and is polite to people even though she admits to not really getting along with them (like Ramona and Alex). She’s not evil, not jealous, and she’s pretty honest about what she chooses to share. She always laughs when Bethenny whips out a one-liner; I think she’s quick and has a decent sense of humor. So, I’m not a fan of Luann, but I thinks she’s okay. As far as Bravo HWs go, an okay human being is about as good as it gets. There are things I dislike about Bethenny, but I think she’s an okay human being (and a smart ambitious woman).

      • aquamarinecandy-o says:

        I agree dumberries, my opinion of LuAnn differs from most commenters on this site…..I actually met LuAnn at the Denim Drive Charity Event in Manhattan back in April (Kelly and Jill were at this event also)….LuAnn was the first to arrive. I recognized her, went up to her and asked if I could get a photo. She graciously obliged and then chatted with my husband and I for a few minutes before Jill and Kelly arrived. She never made us feel like we were wasting her time. I was quite surprised to find out that she was not at all in person as she appears on camera sometimes (pretentious behaviour….), she was quite nice and down to earth.

        Kelly, however, is the same as portrayed on camera, she was constantly playing with her hair (and sometimes hiding her face behind her hair) and saying “hi-eeeeeeee! hi-eeeeee!” to everyone ….ugh. Jill looked pissed off when she arrived at the Denim Drive event, she immediately starting bitching to LuAnn and Kelly about something…..I think the Denim Drive was on the same weekend as when Amazongate broke.

        Anyway, just my firsthand experience!

      • Sha2000 says:

        Well said, I feel the same way about Luanne & I think shes smart. a singer? No way.

  31. boston02127 says:

    TEB–I had left you a message the other night. I got your picture. I can’t post it thou (I tried) because I can’t get a link. Sorry.
    PS–you’re very pretty 🙂

    • TEB says:

      Boston- OMG- Thank you SO MUCH for the compliment!! (makeup and low lighting help make anyone look good!) It was a *extra* special night. Can’t say enough good things about Wolfgang. Wolfgang made us an Anniversary dish!!!! AWESOME. Are we Twitter friends? That photo looks more like ‘me’ Townley2350

  32. Wall St Lady says:

    Well I think u Boston02 & Cusi77 are worth 10 of her.

  33. TEB says:

    Has WSL been hacked?

    • MickeyMouth says:

      No, I don’t think so. She’s expressed this view before and the fact that she doesn’t like Alex either. I think it awesome that people of varying opinions can all get along on the same blog without fighting.

    • Olivia says:

      No, she has often indicated that she was not a big fan of Bethenny and there is nothing wrong with that. It is what makes this blog different from so many because the only requirement is that we at least be civil to one another but are free to state our opinion without fear of being blasted out of the water.

      Bethenny can be an acquired taste and is not for everybody. I just see her as being a little more truthful than the others and she does possess the ability for humor.

      To each his own.

      • DWandM says:

        Honestly I like Bethenny because she truly did help me help myself. Her books read like she was a friend just giving me advice. The book helped me lose all the baby weight (which was ALOT!) in 5 months. I’m now past my prepregnancy weight and I’m hoping on my way to my wedding weight. I also do her yoga video and I’m the treadmill for about 40 minutes a day (5 days or when I can).

        The receipes are easy and I have my favorite receipes that I do quickly when I want to munch healthy. I bake the chocolate brownie cookies, which I LOVE, and I have them ready when I need a chocolate fix. A bite or two does it for me and I’m okay after that. I eat more now than I ever have without the guilt.

        I think she says what she means and does and doesn’t care. She obviously will not harm her brand so she is careful not to upset her fans, so she plays the game. But if the interviewer asks her a question, I believe she will be honest and answer honestly.

  34. TEB says:

    I still love WSL. Our viewpoints differ- but I still like her as a contributer. As long as she isn’t Jill Zarin. I dont like Jill.

  35. Wall St Lady says:

    I met Had Enough Off line & she is AWSOME !
    I am honored ! ! !

    Earth to Sasquatch

    I wet my tinie bikini patinies

    Keep us Honest Had Enough

    They don’t make em like U

    U were built
    One brilliant thought
    At a time !

    This is a tribute to u !

    • Had Enough! says:

      Blush. You are pretty amazing too, WSL. Fascinating woman. Multidimensional and complex. WSM found a keeper.

  36. Olivia says:

    These shows have casts consisting of women and some are going to rub us the wrong way. The first hint is in any one of them who willingly steps forward to have their lives filmed for a t.v. audience. After you get past that hurdle, the same answer applies to each and every one of them, Alex included.

    It matters not how “nice” they come across, or how rotten to the core they behave, the same answer rings true for each one. Their own ability to see themselves in a “starring” role that enhances their own ego to make them feel important.

    How else to explain Teresa, Jill, and Kelly who were mocked non stop for the last 6 months yet are dying to get back into the arena once more? That desire to be seen as a “somebody” overrides the commonsense most of us share.

    They are able to put family and their self esteem at risk to be able to live through the fantasy that is “reality t.v.” Like a coke habit they are unable to break.

    • TEB says:

      I’m so glad you didn’t leave the blog Olivia. You always make it real. What’s your background to have this kind of insight?

      • Olivia says:

        None at all; I just don’t take them seriously. Personally, I find all of them a bunch of phonies and we all gather here to discuss the merits of one over the other when deep down I have the feeling that most of what we see is “staged”.

        Just consider me the atheist critiquing the Sunday sermon. Or the resident cynic if preferred.

        Also, I was a recruiter for many years and it was my job to separate the wheat from the chaff. My “bullshit meter” got a fair amount of work after awhile.

  37. Wall St Lady says:

    I have always liked Alex !
    I think her husband is icky to me but they seem to b happy.
    She is kind & after her 1st season when she admitted she was not a socialite ; I have only hoped for her assent into NY Society.
    Now she IS a reality STAR.

  38. Zipit Zarin says:

    I love love love reading Camile Paglia! She reminds me of Olivia 😀
    Hope it’s ok to post this link.

    Gaga’s fans are marooned in a global technocracy of fancy gadgets but emotional poverty. Borderlines have been blurred between public and private: reality TV shows multiply, cell phone conversations blare everywhere; secrets are heedlessly blabbed on Facebook and Twitter. Hence, Gaga gratuitously natters on about her vagina…

    To read the rest of this explosive profile, including Paglia’s debunking of comparisons to Madonna, David Bowie, Elton John and Andy Warhol, and to view a slideshow of photographs, visit the thesundaytimes.co.uk/magazine this Sunday

      • Sha2000 says:

        Heard about that piece on the radio this morning & wanted to read it, thank you. I was telling my girls that I found Lady Gaga (god how I hate that stupid name & yes I know the origin) was too contrived for me & not at all original in many ways. How she try’s so hard for the shock value that it detracts from her act. That headdress at the VMA’s was a reminder of Cher in Bob Mackie, the blond thing was Madonna (who channeled Marilyn instead of outright copying her every time) & who performance of “paparazzi” in faux blood last year was disgusting (she looked like a bloody tampon white & hanging from that rope/string). I saw a video of her at the piano in her younger days; no costume just a girl with talent, it’s sad that she feels she must go over the top to be successful.

    • nathania says:

      I read her take on Gaga…the truth is that Gaga is really good at writing hooks. I can kind of understand where Paglia may be coming from but she’s forgotten when you are 22 and ‘in da club’ you don’t need a singer to be sexy, because the person you are dancing with is sexy…you need a good beat you can dance to and in that way Gaga delivers. I’m not crazy about her music because it’s pretty thin aside from her hooks…while Paglia is interesting to read in this case I think she’s thinking too hard.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Maybe I’m getting old : ( , I don’t get the appeal. I’m 47 & can appreciate a large range of styles & performers, Mozart, Rolling Stones, Pavarotti, U2, Marilyn Manson, Ememin, R. Kelly, David Bowie, Whitney or anyone really sing Gospel well, Enrique (YUM!).. you get the idea I’m not stuck on a style, but GaGa ? Yuck. The image she has built subtracts from any talent I might have recognized.

        “when you are 22 and ‘in da club’ you don’t need a singer to be sexy, because the person you are dancing with is sexy”

        Lol, you are right about that!

  39. Wall St Lady says:

    God Olivia u write the wisest words I have read in a while.
    But what do u & I do ? I know u can bring reality to a self absorbed
    Too many readers get caught up in
    Listen to Words of Wisdom

    Quincy spoke !

  40. TEB says:

    I’m used to logging on and having 250+ posts. I go to the other blog but there’s only 25 posts. Where is everybody? I lurked for 6 months before I made my first post. (I’d never posted before in my life!) Did I miss the wave? Why the lull? Is this normal? Pls forgive my middle aged ignorance!

  41. Wall St Lady says:

    I met Elton John. His lawyer was Linda Macartneys father. Her sister is a dear friend so I had a snack w/him back stage at Madison Sq. Garden. He was a peach.
    I also met Paul Linda several times. It was cool that Linda who couldn’t sing ! Sang on stage w/ Paul.
    They ;of course attended Laura’s (Linda’s sister) wedding. They behaved NO differently than any family member u would meet at any wedding.

    That’s one of the reasons
    I don’t “suffer a fool”.

    There are fools like Teresa
    And there r fools
    Teresa, Jill & Kelly.

    No I
    Fools !

    LynnFam !

    Are U LynnFam ?

    Sign IN.

    Together We R a Voice !

    Thanks to our
    Webb Mistress !!

    • harleysmom says:

      I couldn’t post on the other site (even as anonymous) the other day, but just now a test post as anonymous worked. I like this one better, but if it makes you money, I guess it’s OK with me. I would suggest that you add your new blog address to this one each time you publish. Until you make the final switch I’ll always come here first – seems like most people are still here. Will you be able to delete hateful posts there as you have here?

  42. Wall St Lady says:

    Olivia I am so glad u r here.
    Ur words of wisdom keep me on track.
    Ur granddaughter is lucky to have u guide her.
    I participated in a Harvard study of women achievers.
    They discovered the largest common denominator was a wise grandmother that cheered them on. I had that too.
    Olivia will be an eagle in what ever she sets her sights on.
    God bless u.
    U bless me regularly.

    Love love love ur wisdom !

  43. Zipit Zarin says:

    I am a huge fan of Catherine Deneuve (no kidding? lol) and not just because she’s so physically gorgeous. Her whole persona is the most sublime/class I’ve come across. Her interviews with Charlie Rose on youtube are FAN effing TASTIC. She’s the polar opposite of the low class/no class dorks on HW’s. It will cleansy your mind of all the reality (cough) crappola if you watch them. I felt happy again after doing so instead of the depressed I am after watching HW’s. I think I’m done watching them. What’s the point of watching something that makes me think the worst of humanity instead of the best. I got into the NY housewives because Bethenny is so funny. But the rest of the crap just isn’t worth it anymore. Most of what I post is about something else anyway…my higher self is trying to drag me out of the dregs but you all are so interesting. Cut it out!

    • dumberries says:

      I know exactly what you’re saying ZipIt – I’m moving further away from all things HWs.

      I also think Catherine D is perfection – love her. And, Charlie Rose is my favorite entertainment interviewer. He’s prepared, no frills stage, and asks the questions you want him to ask. Kinda crushin on Catherine D and Charlie Rose – get a life Dumberries…

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        It is a life because (for me anyway) watching those interviews inspired me to see the beauty in people around me and in myself. Therefore my life is better for it 😀

  44. Zipit Zarin says:

    Welp, morning comes too soon. Nitol.

  45. Wall St Lady says:

    25 years ago I sat next to Catherine Deneuve at Serendipity on 59th 1blockk from Blooming dales. It is a kids place for fab ice cream sundays & peppermint milk shakes, foot long hot dogs & other delights to slurp up. Kathrine had a bunch of children & wanted some adult conversation & said :”who did ur nails I love the color. She was drop dead beautiful. She only had on
    eyeliner; the sexy black cat kind that turns up.
    I almost choked on my peppermint hot chocolate.
    I told her my polish was Revelon : Fire & Ice.
    She was staying at the Waldorff & finishing up a movie.
    Any way she was lovely & charming & humble.

    Much later I meet & fall in love w/ WSM.
    His 2 favorite women r
    Katherine Deneuve
    Susan Sarandin

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      Actually, Serendipity’s is on 60th. They are also famous for the “frozen hot chocolate.”

      One more thing, in a previous blog you mentioned the rest. at the World Trade Center. I just wanted to say that it was called “Windows on the World.” Just an FYI.

  46. Wall St Lady says:

    DW & M. I am so happy Miss B’s book & video inspired & helped u. I bought the 1st book & believe it can help me too.

    Let me first admit I am jaded by living & working in NYC for 30 years.

    I just don’t see a kind humble person in Bethany.
    Remember she was best friends w/ Jill for over a year.
    I just don’t think if our boat was sinking she would give u the last life preserver but I think Kathrine Deneuve would.

  47. Wall St Lady says:

    “Hey Mickey U so Fine .
    Hey Mickey, Hey Mickey”
    (Wall St Lady singing Loudly)

    I went to ur blog & enjoyed ur Fab photo shop skills ! LOL

    I have never posted on any site but Lynn’s.

    I am annoyed by Jill & Miss B.
    I hate Teresa cuz of all the people she hurt. Like Madoff she can be punished but it doesn’t fix all the lives they destroyed.
    I HATE SELFISH people.

    What Goes around
    Comes around.

    U give a selfish person
    Enough rope
    And they will hang them self

    Mickey Mouth
    I love your moniker. How did u pick it ?

    • MickeyMouth says:

      Hi WSL. I am sorry I missed your post re my confusion. Just so you know in the past here and on the People blog someone using the moniker Wall St Lady has posted negative comments re Alex. It stuck out in mind because this person mentioned my name in one of their comments. BTW, I didn’t care if you really made those remarks because everyone is entitled to their own opinion and the thing I like most about this blog is that, for the most part, everyone plays nice with each other regardless of their differences.

      A Mickey Mouth is an old communications (CB) term for someone who hogs the radio. I didn’t actually choose it for it’s meaning as much as I liked the term. 🙂

      • Kat says:

        A poster with the name Wall St Lady made a few posts on a blog that was about the psychological disorders of the housewives, I can’t recall the url but part of it was angelofdevs.
        Just throwing that out there.

  48. Wall St Lady says:


    So glad u let ur hair down tonite !

    Wish u would post more.

    What does TEB mean ?

    • TEB says:

      WSL- I didn’t see this comment until just now. Thanks to everyone for making me feel welcome! TEB are my initials.

  49. Wall St Lady says:

    Laura ru still here ?

  50. housewifehater says:


    Here’s something interesting about Teresa’s bankruptcy. This story says that Hyperion Press employees may be issued supenas, to testify, and that the LINCHPIN of the fraud case against the Giudices, may be the book-advance monies.
    I’ve been wondering about that because somewhere, and I think it was in the book itself, I recall Teresa as saying that she worked on the book for TWO YEARS.
    That has been bothering me since the bankruptcy first came out-A, the fact that the book money was not mentioned in the original filing, and now she is claiming that she received the book money or signed the contract to do the book one week after the bankruptcy was filed. (last Fall)

    • nathania says:

      Big mouth Teresa debunked that herself on her blog when she claimed that she couldn’t have ‘copied’ Bethenny Frankel’s book title because supposedly her book came out first… Bethenny’s book came out before the filing, so according to Teresa herself she is lying. That is a huge reason I think her attorneys wish they could just put her in a padded room somewhere and duct tape her mouth shut.

      • Kat says:

        Teresa’s stupidity is stunning. Her lies are blatant.
        When dealing with legal issues a person should speak to an attorney and then follow their advice which is to not talk about the issue.

  51. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi Housewife Hater !

    Ur post is soooo JUICY. 🙂

    • housewifehater says:

      I thought you would like that one WSL!
      I replied to your 911 photos, but it was eaten-I’ll try again if I can log-in.

  52. MichellefromNY says:

    Over the weekend, I was reading the new york post and Teresa was mentioned in the gossip section. At first I’m like what the hell is teresa invading my city again and then I started reading it. Basically, Teresa apparently threw a party for gays at some club to show the gay community that her husband is “so not homophobic”. But at the party, her husband wasn’t even there and apparently party-goers witnessed teresa standing on a separate, elevated platform and did not mingle or speak to any of the gays there, looking very uncomfortable.

    Just saying, as much as I hate Danielle, she is waaay less homophobic than teresa so I don’t get why Andy was so mean to danielle but not to teresa.

    I think teresa has her one or two gay friends who are “ok” and did the awful play for pr to show how wonderful she is when we all know she isn’t

    • housewifehater says:

      Teresa was tweeting about “her” gays. She met up with some gay dudes in Vegas, and now she has her own “gays”, I think she was trying to copy Kathy Griffin but it just sounded strange. I think it was in her Tweet photos where she said, “my gays”.
      Personally, I think its pretty offensive to purposely make friends with someone because of their sexual orientation, which is what it looks like she’s doing, and Danielle also.
      Like some kind of reverse discrimination thing.
      I don’t see how Andy could not dislike saying, “lesbian superstar”.
      Since when do we introduce people with prefixes on what kind of sex they like?
      If I’m ever on Watch What Happens Live, I’ll make sure that Andy has to call me, “Likes to have her feet rubbed Housewifehater”.
      I noticed that Danielle is changing the story on how she met Lori. In one interview, she said that she met her because she was working with Jillian, and now she is saying that she met her at a gay-pride event.
      I love how the New Jersey Housewives just assume that all gay people want marriage equality. I’m going through a divorce right now, and I can tell you that I wish every day that I was breaking-up a “domestic partnership”, or “civil union”, which is what we have in NJ for non-heterosexual marriages.
      The domestic partnership/civil unions are more like pre-nuptial agreements, and both parties know exactly what they’re getting into financially, and in the event of a break-up.
      Personally, I wish I would have know what my financial rights were at the time that I got married, like the domestic partnership/civil union partners do, and I want my children to know what they are getting into also.
      Even though I don’t plan on a same-sex dating or marriage in my future, I have a problem seeing people support something like “marriage equality”, when in reality, its not that great of a deal, and the homosexual couples that I know of are not interested in it either.
      A homosexual couple can have a religious ceremony & be married in the eyes of God and a congregation, the only difference is that they don’t get a marriage license, they have a civil-union/domestic-partnership and there are a lot of financial papers filled-out and a full financial disclosure upfront.
      So really what they are asking-for is the ability to go into marriage just as stupidly & blindly as most people who marry for love do.-which really is not a good idea, in my opinion, to be ignorant of what your rights are.
      -Sorry I went-off on a political tangent here, but every time that I see the Housewives bragging about how politically active they are for gay people, it burns me up a little.
      If they really wanted to make a difference, they would campaign for all couples to have to jump through the hoops that same-sex couples do when they get married or committed or whatever they call it, instead of helping push forward an agenda that helps homosexual people do something that isn’t in their best interest.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I thought about Gaga & her “my gays” thank you at the VMA’s too. Yes. people say it like Kathy Griffin & Tori Spelling (who has said it for years), but it seems disrespectful. How about thanking the gay community instead, it sounds nicer.

      • Katie says:

        I am sorry to hear that you are going through a divorce. I understand your point about the impracticalities of marriage. But I believe it is less about being pro marriage and more about granting rights to a portion of the population but not to everyone. My friend who is gay, has a magnet on his fridge that says “Gay marriage, we have the right to be as miserable as they are.”

        Oh and from you post above, I hope
        teresa gets nailed. She is a delusional, deceptive, greedy fraud.

      • Had Enough! says:

        OMG Housewifehater! Foot rubs! Foot rubs! I tell my husband all the time how lucky he is – I don’t want jewels or furs or fancy cars! I just want foot rubs!

        I am sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult time.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Best wishes HWH!

  53. Had Enough! says:

    Sasquatch, the self-proclaimed author and editor, gives us this gem:

    I am lucky enough to have spent the last weekend on Kiawah Island at the Sanctuary resort in South Carolina. My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    Ed: are these two facts related? Or did you go to Kiawah and your parents celebrated their anniversary elsewhere? Could we connect the two facts, perhaps by saying, “I was lucky to have celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary by joining a family gathering on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.”

    My mother, a former Dolphin queen,

    Ed: Will your readers know what a Dolphin queen is?

    aspiring lawyer at University of Illinois,

    Ed: Do you mean she aspired to be a lawyer and thus attended the University of Illinios law school? Or that she was a lawyer who worked at the University of Illinois and had aspirations?

    and American Airlines stewardess,


    graduated number one in her class from Loyola University.

    My father, a lawyer, is a bronze tablet at University of Illinois.

    Ed: Will your readers now what “bronze tablet” means and how a person can be a bronze tablet?

    They have three children: my sister, a retired Venture Capitalist, my twin brother a lawyer in South Carolina, and me (cough, cough).

    ED: Why the caps on venture capitalist? Is this used here as a proper noun? Why no comma between “brother” and “a”?

    And, between the three of us, they have six grandchildren.

    Ed: Lose the comma between “And” and “between.” You could also lose the “and.” Also “between” is used for two individuals. When talking about three or more individuals, the correct word is “among.”

    Love, respect, commitment, and honesty are what kept my parents together.

    Ed: Lose the “are what” for a cleaner sentence. Your construction is awkward.

    They taught me to take every leap of faith, never regret, and “play the violin, don’t let it play you.”

    Ed: Your sentence could have better parallel structure. Try this: “They taught to to take every leap of faith, regret nothing, and “play the violin; don’t let it play you.”

    And again – a comma can’t join two clauses joining opposing thoughts.

    We had an amazing family vacation filled with beach time, frozen miami vices both virgin,

    Ed: Miami is always a proper noun. Capitalize it. Since you seem to be referring to a specific drink name, it should also be capitalized: Miami Vice. Please refer to your third grade textbook for the rules on capitalization.

    and non, mojitos, amazing wine, canon balls into the pool,

    Ed: The big round pieces of metal that come out of long, heavy artillery are C-A-N-N-O-N balls. A C-A-N-O-N is a body of literature, art, and music that shape a culture, a piece of music (Pachelbel’s Canon), or a rule or body of established rules (often referring to religious rules).

    unbelievable food, tennis, and love. This weekend was very cathartic for me.

    I thought I was happy being single for the past few years, now I recognize that I want what they have.

    Ed: Your punctuation is wrong. If you are joining two clauses that express opposing ideas, use the appropriate conjunction (such as “but”) without punctuation or use a semicolon. Right now, you have a run-on sentence.

    You’ve been on a TV show claiming that you are looking for your one true love. Never once did you suggest that you were happy being single. Why are you now telling your readers that you thought you were happy being single? Your readers are going to be confused. You seem to be contradicting yourself.

    Final thought: every conflict has a solution. Look for the solutions.

    Ed: My solution is to quit this crappy job editing some idiot dilettante who claims to be a writer and an author.

  54. Had Enough! says:

    Taking another one for the team here:

    Paper Magazine asked me to be a guest blogger for fashion week. Maybe its my real approach to fashion that they like.

    Ed: The contraction of ‘it is’ is “it’s.” When it doubt, write it out. If “its” can be replaced by “it is” in your sentence, then you are using a contraction of the two words and you need the apostrophe. The word “its” without the apostrophe is a possessive pronoun. Something belongs to “it.” Just like “hers” – something belongs to her.

    I honestly have no idea why they asked me,

    Ed: Your readers will be very confused. The header in your blog says, “The New York Times Magazine counts her as one of the “most fabulous tastemakers” but millions know her as a noted author, trendsetter, model and former influential editor of Elle Accessories. Kelly has made a career reporting on fashion and style with her own insights gleaned from years spent growing up in the fashion industry. With a refreshingly modern sensibility, Kelly translates trends and contemporary culture for the public, with a unique take that is fresh, playful, and always accessible.”

    Incidentally, we’ve checked the NYT archives and they never said anything of the sort. Just saying…

    but I am incredibly flattered and obsessed with Paper Magazine. Its cool, sexy, urban, and not fashion fake.

    Ed: See above. IT IS cool, sexy….so the correct word is “it’s.” What is fashion fake?

    They like what they like because its good.

    Ed: …because IT IS good. Because it’s good.

    I have always thought of Paper Magazine as a leaders in the trend driven mags.

    Ed: Proofread. “…as a leader” and not “as a leaders.” Also, a compound adjective (where one noun modifies the next noun) takes a hyphen. Trend-driven.

    And, now I am a guest blogger.

    Ed: Why the comma after “And?”

    I also had a celebratory party at Gold Bar for fashion week

    Ed: Isn’t this a specific fashion week? It is a proper noun and should be capitalized: Fashion Week.

    and for my new fashion week blog.

    Ed: Again. Caps.

    Who came? All my tv friends. I guess everyone loves the world they don’t know. Fashion is obsessed with being on tv, and tv peeps are obsessed with the allure of tv. So, I guess taking a leap of faith into tv land was a good thing.

    Ed: Why the comma after “So”? This entire paragraph is a non-sequitur. Your friends went to a party at a bar. Did they think they were going to a lecture about the fashion industry at this bar? It also makes no sense to say that people love the world they don’t know, and then say that tv peeps are obsessed with the allure of tv. Don’t tv peeps know the world of tv?

    Oh, and by the way – in formal written English, the word “everyone” is singular so it can’t be followed by “they” which is plural. Not that your writing is formal. Or even English. Tell me again – was that Columbia, the university, or Colombia, the country, that allegedly gave you a degree? Never mind. In any case, everyone is a singular indefinite pronoun. If you want a collective plural here, try “people” – as in “People love the world they don’t know.”

    Here comes my blog!

    Ed: Thanks for warning. I’ll be up on the roof. Call the fire department.

  55. Wall St Lady says:

    MM I like Alex. I know I have commented we have similar long thick frizzy (naturally but easily straightened) hair.
    I didn’t like her pretentious Opera & socialite behavior. After she was confronted during the 1st season reunion I have liked her & been a cheer leader for her. I thought Miss B on the other hand was 2Faced to Alex ; she went to her home then Snarked in an off scene interview. I admired that Alex fixed her home. I think Bravo should have seen their home b4 Alex was hired. Anyway I don’t really care enough to comment about Alex;she is harmless. I think she will b fine : Simon, he is in a class all his own !

    Kat what is
    I remember that blog. I always pursue the sites posted here.
    I believe u but I can’t imagine why any one would impersonate WSM who wouldn’t know Alex if she sat on his lap

    “Much ado about Nothing”
    But very thought provoking.
    “Thanks for the Memory”.
    WSL sing Loudly. 🙂

  56. Kat says:

    Wall St Lady, here is the url of a post by WSM:

    angelofdevs is blog name on wordpress I guess?
    The blogger discusses personality disorders and the housewives.

  57. Wall St Lady says:

    This is not my post

    Has any one looked at Alex Mc Cord’s new blog where she critiques the DC wives. Please ! Read my post. The majority of posters praise Alex. Please go post ;micky mouth did

    By Wall St Lady on August 7, 2010 at 3:57 p

    The 2d one though is.
    I remember I thought it was/is rather presumptuous to comment on ones peer & I still do.
    Its like being in a chorus line and critiquing the girls u dance/compete with. Go practice ur own skills. Until u r perfect “people who throw stones shouldn’t live in glass houses.”

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Welcome to my world, someone is posting using my name all over the internet on any blog or article that has to do with Housewives or Bravo. I just ignore it now, most people know it isn’t me. I get out all of my opinions right here on my own blog. I have no need to post on others.

  58. Wall St Lady says:

    WSM posted that for me.
    My knowledge of The topless Miss B’s porn movie was about when she did the apprentice.
    WSM & I r friends w/ a celebrity contestant & were on an event. Also that contestant spoke on the phone w/me. Several friends called me cuz they recognized my voice. (Smile smile). (Both WSM & I do TV so I am not impressed w/TV just amused). Anyway I herd 1st hand of Miss B’s gigantic ambition.
    When she was critical of Alex & Kelly for nudity that wasn’t classy, I disliked her more.
    Can’t help it ; don’t buy her “new” act. Most leopards don’t change their spots & I have seen many many leopards.Hired & trained many too.

  59. Wall St Lady says:

    What EVER !

    Damn Kats U R Good !

    Don’t know how u connect the dots so well.
    U must b a paralegal or a detective.
    But some poster is a
    ! cock A Doodle Do !

  60. Quincy IL says:

    I just watched the “Rachel Zoe Project.” It seems that Rachel has a dinner celebrating the Jewish seder, a family dinner in the home of a person that represents her. That’s wonderful. Rachel respects her religion. However, she committed a huge insult to the Christians in her audience. She used the name of “Jesus Christ” in anger three times during one hour. I bet she does that constantly and Bravo was kind enough to juxtapose this with her honoring her own religion.

    I was a young Catholic girl who was thrown into a large group of Muslims at 20 years of age. They all used “Jesus Christ!” I cured them. Everytime someone did that, I stamped my right foot on the ground and said, “Mohammed!” They stopped saying, “Jesus Christ!” in front of my in record breaking time.

    I would like to be around Rachel for a few days so I could fix her.

    BTW, no problem firing a girl who got sick. Who needs someone who is sick anyway?
    I thought the new employee was replacing Taylor. It seems she was a temp. Who knew? …not that girl… Taylor was right. Everyone gets fired by Rachel Zoe.

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