I Hate Jill Zarin A Letter to Andy Cohen Sept 14, 2010

Hate Jill Zarin An Open Letter to Andy Cohen September 13, 2010

Dear Andy Cohen,

Fans of the Housewives franchises have a bone to pick with you about Bravotv.com. I know that little attention is paid to the comments and approving them is clearly a negligent process over at 30 Rock. We fans deserve better! Without fans, your shows wouldn’t be on the air and we feel that we are taken for granted.

If a fan takes the time to read a housewives blog, sign into your site and leave a comment, doesn’t that fan have the right to see their comment posted on the blog? Who are these people that choose what to post and what to throw away into cyberspace? I’d sure like to have a word with them.

It’s clear to me that some of your comment nazi’s have decided which housewife they like, and which they hate. Is this an attempt to manipulate fans into liking the housewife that you want to promote as the good housewife? Then there are days when the comments show positive toward a housewife that were all negative the day before. Is this because a different intern is manning the site? Why is this process so subjective? Why not post them all?

Let’s talk about not only how biased the comments can be at times, but it is not funny at all when the comments all contain misspellings and improper grammar. I have seen lists and lists of comments on blogs that every single comment has either blatant misspellings or horrible grammar. Is this funny to you people? Is this supposed to be a joke? It appears as though you’re trying to make a complete fool of your own fans!

What about Teresa Giudice being allowed to post a blog that contains a “secret” message to fans, a message that reads FuckHaters? This is acceptable to Bravo? This foul mouthed, disgusting excuse for a human being with four young children is allowed to treat viewers this way?

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey/blogs/teresa-giudice/felicitations

It is time you started to pay some attention to your web site, it is your connection to the public, the fans of Bravo and fans of the shows on Bravo, why is it so unprofessional? Why do you allow people who don’t give a damn to monitor the comments? Why are there hundreds of thousands of comments that never get posted?

Some examples of comments that you DID allow to be posted:

From Ashley’s blog:

“I know and I would have don what you did because you are suppose to do what you did and she should let up off of you.”

“ashley why wont you stop doing little kids mistakes and consentrate on school or other activities your mom is just trying to look out for you. and doesent want for anything to happen to you. learn from this stupid mistake you did and try not to do it agin. never know what could happen the next time you do something like that.”

And messages for Teresa:

Theresa, no one is jealous of Jersey girl, we enjoy watching you, but everybody has their own very special state people. We love your hooker/stripper/table throwing Italian attitude. I am pure german what you did to Danielle is nothing compared to what a german would of done. Don’t let no one tell you that you’re too abrasive, because speaking your mind is a good thing in this world. I’ve been told I have no tact, I would of never of let someone like that in my home. Keep up the good work there girl!! You’re children are beautiful by the way. Please don’t take what I say as a downer, you just have more patience with trash than I do!”

“U are one amazing mother, and they are ALL BEAUTIFUL lil ladies!! CONGRADS on the edition!!”

“teresa ur an amazing prsn and i luv ur posotive energyy. ur great with kids and a total fashionista. thts y other ppl r so jelous of jersey gyrlss!! i love love love u! ur bellaaa!!!! i give botchy 2 u and ur family”

Now I’m not knocking these fine people who post comments on the sites, if this is what they want to say to the Housewives, go for it. These are just a very few examples of comments that make it through your stringent, selective process. Why Andy Cohen, can’t you also post the comments from those of us who spell properly, aren’t typing as if we’re texting, and use proper grammar? That’s all I’m asking! We want to be heard too!

At times your people also choose some really inappropriate posts, Bethenny received a few about her baby, about her father and about her weight loss that were really below the belt, your professional comment posers decided to let those through, then later deleted them. Get it together over there!

Please pay a little more attention to the crack heads who comment and the crack heads who approve and post these comments. Allow good and bad comments to be shown, and for goodness sake, get the inappropriate ones off the board!

And while I have your attention, if you wouldn’t mind dumping Teresa Giudice from your Housewives line up, I would be forever grateful. After all, if Bravo is like most of American companies, you should have a zero tolerance policy for physical violence. Her screaming in Danielle’s face and shoving you down into your chair was completely unacceptable and inappropriate for anyone, let alone a mother of four little girls. Naomi Campbell notwithstanding, Teresa is no role model, but then again, neither is Naomi Campbell!

Sincerely,
LynnNChicago

For those of you interested in the understated, sophisticated style of Caroline Manzo, she now has an advice column. If you’re interested in how to downplay your mob connections, raise your children to play the ham game or just pretend like you’re the all-knowing, all powerful matriarch of your family, I suggest you go to Caroline’s site for her wise advice. Go to CarolineManzo.com, there you can join her fan page, read her advice column and learn how to be the Puppet master of your very own circle of friends. Learn to control your in law’s, talk over and interrupt your foes to win every argument and dress like you’re 25 years old.

Last night I was having a little fun on Twitter and Teresa Giudice’s name came up…here’s what I Tweeted:

LynnNChicago: @bravoandy Wondering if you have an employee handbook? Physical violence is okedoke with @bravotv huh?

Just moments later, I received a PRIVATE Direct Message from Mr. Andy Cohen himself, the rare tweet from the man himself (note: he rarely tweets to us regular folks):

BravoAndy To what physical violence are you referring?

As you probably know, you can’t respond in kind (privately) unless the other party is also following you on Twitter, but I gave it a shot and responded:

LynnNChicago: Teresa shoving you down is physical violence, don’t you have a zero tolerance policy?

No luck, of course he wasn’t following me! LOL I did find it interesting that he didn’t seem to know what I was talking about, but don’t you think he probably really did? Maybe he doesn’t consider that physical violence?

Until Next Time…..

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343 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin A Letter to Andy Cohen Sept 14, 2010

  1. milviewer says:

    loved the post! I, too, have noted that there is a very slanted “censorship” going on for fans’ responses to the RHW blogs. In fact, I was so very disappointed that I emailed Bravo requesting more information about WHO, HOW, and WHY they censor fans’ responses. It is clear that Bravo is attempting to skew people’s “view” of certain housewives. Of course, Bravo never contacted me and my comments, repeatedly, have never been posted. I have emailed, good, bad and indifferent comments just to see if any of them would be posted – none of them were. I wonder if Bravo “flags” certain email address. Anyone know?

  2. MickeyMouth says:

    I have actually offered to help them with their site. They could hire me cheap just because the entire site annoys the crap out me. So much so that I rarely go there anymore. The blogs are all self-promotion anymore.

    Someone on twitter one day said you can send someone a dm with out following by putting a d in front of their name or something like that. I meant to look it up or try it out but I didn’t. I shall now go Google it, lol! Andy never DMs me and after I so kindly put him in a Raggedy Andy suit and a Wizard of Oz one too! So jealous 😉

  3. Bobbi says:

    Lynn, whoever works on the Bravo site can’t even bother to spell properly on their own posts! It is one thing for a commenter to spell something incorrectly, but Bravo should be able to invest in a spell check program or a proofreader or whatever it takes to make their site look as if it is put out by a professional entity. It drives me absolutely crazy!

  4. vilzvet says:

    Wow, SOOOO glad you wrote this!! Love that you sent it to you Andy (OF COURSE he’s going to read this!!) and that you also sent it out on Twitter. This is exactly what needs to be said, it is the TRUTH…I have decided to no longer read the comments after the Housewife blogs, they truly make me nauseous with all the fakery and worship of crooks, thieves and liars. If you don’t do another blog for a week that will be fine, THIS is your crowning achievement!!

  5. Olivia says:

    Keep in mind that as Bravo “scrubs” those non too flattering comments they are merely protecting themselves from the criticism of these crapfest shows they produce. It is not so much that they are shielding the “stars” from the less than positive commentary, they are also shielding their own investment as well.

    Should they allow the negative comments to appear I have a feeling they would out number the positive ones by a huge margin. Bravo is protecting their own image, along with those of the idiots who appear on these shows, by deleting or withholding commentary such as what this blog allows out of a sense of self interest more than anything else.

    The few blogs that I read that comment on “reality t.v.” are mostly negative reviews against both the show itself and the “stars” who do not come across very well.

    • Powell says:

      Olivia I don’t know about that. Therre are some nasty comments posted where the ladies are called some terrible profane things.

  6. Katy says:

    I’ve stopped reading the Bravo blogs because they are obviously slanted. I don’t even read from blogs by the HW I enjoy any more, because I have the feeling Bravo edits even their own people.
    As for the request to get rid of Teresa. I agree 110%. I turned off the RHNJ after the table incident last season. She is just too rude, too stupid, and too uninteresting to waste any time viewing.
    If you really want to influence Bravo or Andy Cohen, or any other television network or executive; start a “turn the channel” campaign. All they care about is viewers, because ratings mean advertising dollars, which is why they do this in the first place. So, reduce the viewers, you impact the ratings and then they’ll listen. Lynn, you have enough clout with your readers to do exactly that; turn off Bravo and see how they like you then!

    • Savannah111 says:

      Lynn,
      I appreciate your taking the time to do an open letter to Andy Cohen at Bravo. I’ve been a big fan of the show’s but very disappointed as you know from my open letters to some of the cast that I couldn’t get to go through and they certainly were not as hostile as the way in which the cast treat each other or that Bravo airs.

      Please Mr.Cohen prove us all wrong, while some of our blogs may not be full of sunshine, lollipops or hugs and kisses they will be well thought out easy to read and may just target some area’s that are challenge’s and or concerns and perhaps even where people in certain area’s of concern can get help. I thought I was entering a community at Bravo where I could post my view’s about the episodes and I found that’s not the case at all. I don’t know what it’s for if everyone is just going to agree and say the same things why have it? If you take in on a show over 3 million people that tune in and your tuning OUT most of them if you think about it. Do you think that people that watch the show aren’t following up to see what the casts blogs have to say? Of course they are, your not getting but 10% of view points if that some are just the same ones!

      I think Lynn has done Bravo a huge favor in pointing out her views. I hope that you’ll take the time to really think this one out..

      I too have to way in on Teresa I’d love to see her walk or cast someone that won’t be willing to put up with her nonsense. You know that children follow your shows you had little Ben on your show a super fan, I have to give it up to him for having the courage to be on the same set with her. If you don’t mind her pushing you around that’s fine however what are the feelings of the camera crew’s and other people that work closely on set. Maybe pepper spray or a stun gun wouldnt be out of the question when Teresa’s on set. I’ve never seen anything like her she starts everything and you let her go after Danielle and you were relentless with conducting that reunion show this year it was getting painful to watch. Everything was directed at Danielle, you had so much more with Teresa this year I found it unbelieveable.. You kept THEIR target the TARGET. I hope that you take the time to read our comments.

      Thanks,
      Savannah Nichole

    • nathania says:

      I have too! Between this blog and Real City Housewife I have no intention of ever clicking on the Bravo site again. Those comments they approve are shouting “Hey stupid people! Welcome to a place where you can worship people equally stupid, publicly!”

      The blogs just are not worth reading, the comments are embarrassing (one thing that I have noticed is that when you skim through sometimes you will find where they have approved the same post twice or have approved double or triple posts from the same person. Yet they can’t let naysayers or anyone with an IQ higher than their waist size get through.

  7. Melinda says:

    BRAVO!! (pun intended) excellent blog! It is true Mr. Andy Cohen…..without us, the franchise would be a moot point……..without the viewers there would be no Real Housewives and definitely no Watch What Happens! We are the blood in the veins of the network and without the blood the body dies.

    I am a very big fan of the RH franchise……..I watch ALL episodes……..I watch all of your WWHNL………and I want to feel validated and appreciated as do the rest of us.

    Please take what Lynn has said into consideration………

    Melinda

  8. Delia says:

    Have to say I love this.

    I have had a couple negative comments posted at Bravo, but only if it is posted on someone that you can tell ‘is already the bad guy’ on the season. I have had a couple positive ones posted as well. But I know for a fact that whoever decides to post which messages, must be instructed to post only certain types. I know for a fact there are 10x more people that think negatively about Teresa than positively, yet you dont see hardly any of those comments being posted. I think Bravo is trying to get her to stay so they can up the drama and anti with Melissa Gorga, and perhaps are trying to make Teresa feel like the Bravo fans LOVE HER!! Not true Andy…let us speak for ourselves and post the comments in an unbiased and fair way. Let ALL be heard, not just the ones YOU want to suit your agenda at the time.

    Thanks Lynn! Great blog and once again, it needed to be said…

    Dee

  9. Rabble Rouser says:

    Oh F#CK Andy Cohen and his reply….

    While it’s possible he wasn’t sure if you meant Ashely’s assault on Danielle or Teresa manhandling him as if he was having rough sex with a sailor because the violence that he helps facilitate is par for the course, he refuses to be accountable or to hold others accountable for any of it.

  10. Alana's Cat says:

    I have lost all respect for Bravo due to their hiring and promotion practices. Here are just two examples out of MANY:

    1.) Jill Zarin being permitted to use fake names to promote her own book and actually threaten people using said fake name. Also, Jill Zarin trying to sabotage the careers of her co-workers (Bethenny and Alex, for example).

    2.) Theresa Guidance being permitted to be violent to her co-workers and boss. Also, her crass, class-less behavior in all aspects of life (and don’t get me started on the profanity she had in her secret hate message in her blog).

    I would not support a local store if they had employees like the above two, and hence I will no longer support Bravo or their advertisers if things do not start to change.

    • Delia says:

      We are going about this all wrong…so why dont we all, (and I do mean ALL), write letters and email their sponsors? I do think we would get further with a coordinated effort.

    • vilzvet says:

      Hah! Don’t forget the profanity she used on the reunion show! Did not care who heard it…calling Danielle a c*nt was the lowest of the low! Now you know she uses that term in her everyday life, probably Joe has called her that from time to time…kids learn what they hear too…

      • Delia says:

        EXACTLY! If someone is going to act that way when they are being filmed and supposedly on their best behavior, how do you think they act behind closed doors when no one is watching!?? Bet it is 20x worse. I do feel sorry for the kids. That is not a role model and my children would be mortified if I acted like that in private OR in public.

    • oopsy says:

      Lynn, I think some of the posters such as Delia and Alana’s cat have a good idea!!! People are watching and that is ALL Andy cares about. However, I bet if enough people notify the sponsers that we are boycotting their products due to their association with a show that condones and even promotes this unsavory behavior Bravo will sit up and take note. I, for one, am going to pay closer attention to who advertises on the show and call their customer service line (they all have toll free numbers) and email the companies. This is worse than mud ‘rasslin’ because of the language, like c*nt, and I am disturbed by Andy’s involvement with that boy Ben. It would only take a few moments to notify the advertisers.

    • I looked at the link and didn’t see the secret message. Can someone please point it out to me? Thanks!

  11. Olivia says:

    Appealing to Andy Cohen is like spitting in the wind. If there is one thing this current crop of Bravo executives approve of is the misogynist bent this network produces for the enjoyment of the masses.

    How else to explain the high ratings they brag of since it involves women pushing, shoving, demeaning, and threatening other women as the crowd cheers from the sidelines? How many comments have we read elsewhere who give credit to Teresa for behaving like a supersized fool, chasing Danielle through the country club or who thought that her pushing Andy into a chair in her quest to go after her was acceptable?

    This is what Bravo is all about at present; the chance to make fools of the women they showcase as they measure their ratings against the competition. It is the women themselves who are involved with this mishmash who should be called out for their participation. Without their overriding need to be viewed as “celebrities” they jump on the opportunity to become part of the problem.

    You can’t light a fire without a match and these women are very much the match that allows Bravo to operate.

    • colibrimoon says:

      I concur Olivia, Andy Cohen and his minions are loving portraying women as screaming, shouting banshees! Because we the viewers responded positively to the the HWs crude behavior, Bravo has up the ante.

      That is why I am trying to support RHODC at least the women aren’t screaming and pulling hair.

      I am so disappointed that Andy is choosing to downplay Teresa shoving him down. His excusing her conduct speaks volumes.

      Bravo and Andy Cohen remember to respect your fanbase.

      • Exactly Colibrimoon! So many of us were aghast at the behavior of the women on RHONJ, but then label RHODC as boring. Have we gotten so used to seeing women behaving so badly that we consider women who don’t scream curse words, assault each other and straddle stripper poles too dull to entertain us? I wish everyone would give RHODC more of a chance.

        • oopsy says:

          Realoldhousewife, if Bravo would show us the fabulous lifestyles, the parties and charity events, shopping, trips, and ladies having a wonderful time with their friends and families, I think people would be interested. I thought it was to be a glimps at the posh lifestyle.Bethenny Getting Married? was a HUGE hit and there was none of the disturbing behavior.

    • nathania says:

      I don’t see this as evenhanded, Giudice is a much bigger fool than Staub and yet she is allowed to continue when she should be fired. I am guessing it is because with her name in the press so much Cohen is betting the whole bankruptcy debacle is going to bring him ratings next season. What I don’t like about it is is them telling people, via editing and whom they support in general vs. whom they don’t, who is a ‘good guy’ or a ‘bad guy’. The show actually could be a whole lot more interesting if they would just roll with the punches, and let the chips fall where they may, rather than writing in a story line that should be allowed to develop as organic and spontaneous.

  12. Delia says:

    Teresa is the type of mean girl from school that if you didn’t agree with her, or even looked at her boyfriend she would kick your ass instead of talking about it. Seems she hasn’t changed at all. Her violent tendency need to be controlled, her girls are gonna grow up just like mama and think that threats of violence or bullying people is the answer to solve all of their problems. If someone disagrees with you, threaten them into submission….

    She is a terrorist of a different sense.

    • Zoe says:

      I had my feel of men girls in high school that ova thank g. Anyway, I’m bloond and I read Teressa blog (eff the haters) and I can’t see it! It’s making me crazy. Lol n no I hate teressa! If anyone can it would br greatly appreciated.

      Thanks, Zoe

      • Kat says:

        The first letter of either every paragraph or the first letters of the words that begin the sentences that are to the far left margin spell out her message.
        Just look to the left column and scan down, you’ll see it.

      • skeeter says:

        Read 1st letter at the beginning of each sentence. She’s sooooo smart, ain’t she? lololol

  13. Night Light says:

    Not to defend or excuse Teresa’s behavior or Andy/Bravo but are you noticing a trend with reality “stars” and how they are being allowed to put their hands on one another? It took me a while to follow reality shows outside of Survivor but don’t they sign a contract that they are not allowed to resort to violence? Didn’t one of the contestants on Top Chef and Real World (I don’t know which seasons) get booted off for doing just that? The reason I know this is because it made the news. I must admit that I have been watching reruns of Jersey Shore and I saw the clip where the girls get into a fight and nobody was kicked out! So are all bets off? One thing is to scream at the top of your lungs at someone in their face (Danielle could and did walk away) but another is to put your hands on someone. One last point, does it scare anyone that Teresa gets so angry she doesn’t remember what she did? I mean that’s what abusers say and that’s no excuse. She said it when she flipped the table and pushed Albie and again when she pushed Andy.

    • MickeyMouth says:

      I think that one has a selective memory in general. She doesn’t remember defrauding people either.

    • Delia says:

      Yes, she BLACKS OUT in fits of rage and that is very dangerous. What will happen when her girls are teenagers and really piss her off??? That is a tell-tale sign of an uncontrollable abuser. THEY BLACK OUT-rage and then tell the judge they dont remember killing anyone.

      • Savannah111 says:

        Delia,
        They shouldn’t worry about what the father thinks or says they should pay attention to that mother.. I have to say last weekend I watched re-runs of the reunion and when Teresa lost her mind and started attacking and later blacking out not remembering shoving Andy.. Did you hear her breathing it was like an animal it was something wild.. She starts panting like shes just ran a 5k and shes starts muttering to Carolyn she did, she is, she is, she is, she did, she is, she is a, she is a, she did. It was insane disgusting and just think this was NO act the bitch lost her mind she went off and joined Kelly in a special place a whole new world..

        And didnt one of Teresa’s blogs say something about how Danielle never cooks and they go out to eat and she said the kids just seem to go off and find their happy place !!! She’s CRAZY, if Caroline isn’t fake if Dina really is the type of peace loving person she says she is why in god’s name would they let Teresa in their worlds I can’t believe they’ve never seen her behave like this I just can’t.

        • Delia says:

          I totally agree Savannah. Teresa’s freak out and the panting and growling…the noise she was making like a wild animal was just freaking bizarre on another level. A very uncomfortable level. I simply can’t imagine being pushed to THAT degree of rage. BLIND RAGE. Someone had mentioned before and it is worth repeating…

          Remember when she did the table flip, and Joe rushed to restrain her. Notice he did not grab and hold her arms down, but instead he grabbed her around the throat. I can’t even imagine my husband ever having to restrain me, let alone throttle me around the throat in order to do it.

          There is some level of abuse in that household. I am sure of it by their behavior….more disturbing is the fact that they believe their actions and reactions are perfectly normal and acceptable. The way the girls beat on each other…constantly hitting and kicking one another. This is a learned behavior and you never see Joe or Teresa tell them to stop or to keep their hands to themselves.

          • Savannah111 says:

            Wow, I actually didnt notice that Joe did that.. I actually watched that finale I dont know how many times. It’s interesting because if he knows thats how you have to stop her then it really is saying a lot, she’s had to be handled like that before and I wouldnt doubt it if she’s had fits in front of her children..

          • oopsy says:

            Delia I remember him grabbing her throat and for a moment I thought, ‘is Joe defending Danielle???’ Then I realized he was restraining her. VERY messed up stuff. Of course that could be their idea of forplay!!

  14. Olivia says:

    Violence has become the “norm” for these shows. In an upcoming episode of the Beverly Hills crowd, they are showing a scene where one woman is filmed going after another woman in the back of a limo. My gut tells me that these women have been “encouraged” to gin up the “drama” another notch in order to remain “relevant”.

    I am more or less convinced that Kelly was encouraged to “perform” if she wished to remain part of the cast. The same applies to Alex. Each of these two women were featured as rather “low key” until the end of last season and even Jill has admitted that much of what we saw of her was based on Bravo’s telling her that if she wanted to be seen “holding the apple” once again she had better get onboard. I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Kelly received a lot of attention, and aside from the negativity of the outcome, it was more attention than she had ever earned before. The same for Alex. Until she “took a stand” no one can seriously suggest they tuned into that show just to see her. To be blunt, neither one was ever that interesting until last season.

    Attempting to “top” the table flipping episode is where they are now heading. Which may explain why these women were not out and out fired for behaving like animals since they may have been just taking their lead from the directors and executives who were intent on protecting their “cash cow” franchise.

    If Bravo suggested “mud wrestling” as a means to hike up those ratings, sadly these same women would go along.

    • Night Light says:

      I think all of these women can kick it up a notch by persuing ventures like Bethenny, traveling, charity work, or just plain shopping if they have the money! It just doesn’t have to involve so much negativity. They can be audacious in good spirit and keep their audience coming back. For the most part they all seem to have money, they are not middle class, they should having a blast.

      • Olivia says:

        It may simply be that these women are as “shallow” as Bravo in allowing their association with this franchise to continue. They are all in it for the fame, money, and attention and are in agreement with how they are viewed in order to keep those goals in play.

    • Katie says:

      I think it is very possible that producers told Kelly that her storyline was dull and thus her screen time was limited. They may have told her to be more confrontational in a disagreement, but I doubt anyone told her to ramble off non sequiturs about her delusions involving the cast. She manufactured her very own brand of crazy.

      If these women were all simply performing, then they would appear sane on twitter, not attack boyfriends, accumulate $ 11 million of debt, crash dinners at the white house etc.

      • dsc60 says:

        i agree… i don’t believe for a minute kelly is “acting.” there were signs of her instability from the very first episode. and let’s not forget the boyfriend incident when there was no camera around at all. i also believe that what you see is what you get with teresa. they may turn up the volume a tad when the camera’s are around, but i think these woman simply like their music loud. with these two, jill also, i think it’s a safe bet the only thing bravo has to do is tell them to be themselves.

        • nathania says:

          Bethenny Frankel had said that they actually had security outside her door and Alex or Ramona’s door that night until KKB was escorted off the island (and once that happens, definitely the person should not be asked back under any circumstances). I’m really not sure if she was asked to gin it up but one of the Atlanta housewives had said that she left the show after being asked to increase her drama per scene and didn’t have any desire to do so.

    • kj says:

      Every person who works in support Bravo and its RH franchises has signed a confidentiality agreement. It will be enlightening to see the book(s) that result once those agreements expire–i.e., what was real, what was fake, what was “encouraged.”

  15. Olivia says:

    I think we are overlooking the fact that it is the women who agree to these contracts that are majorly at fault for allowing this portrayal. No one is forcing them to appear on these shows.

    The sponsors and Bravo itself are satisfied with the ratings these shows pull in since it affects their bottom line. However, we should pull back a little and question why anyone of these women agree to be cast in or associated with a series that portrays them in such unflattering ways? Why are they so willing to perform whatever it is Bravo suggests in a franchise that is so slanted toward sexism?

    Bravo is presenting a rather sadistic view of women behaving badly yet these people who consider themselves for the most part as sophisticates are clambering to remain a part of this series for unfathomable reasons. Most of them spend the better part of these series trying to tell us that they are not at all like what we see. Pretty dumb reasons to remain forever caught in that trap.

    • nathania says:

      I don’t think Caroline Manzo was portrayed in an unflattering light, although from the many things that have come to the fore about her, her inlaws, and her behavior behind the scenes, she most definitely should have been.

  16. Olivia says:

    Did Jill Zarin start out to be considered the “most hated housewife”? Or did Kelly begin this series to be considered “insane”? Did Teresa sign on to be cast as a “violent nutcase”? Did Cat agree to be labeled a “bitch”? Or Danielle as the slut of Franklin Lake? Don’t think so.

    Somehow along the way they were willing to “play along” with the producers and directors in an effort to be seen as “stars” and a collaboration was born.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Cat likes being a bitch. She doesn’t like being called, “a bitch.”

      I am glad that Cat feels the tinge of pain coming from her public persona because I suspect that Cat has been self centered and horrible to others all of her life. She has a screw loose when it comes to dealing with people.

      Jill is very much like Cat. They should have lunch with Kim Z and Patti Stanger so that they can all call people names and act superior to their castmates.

      Interesting letter to Andy Cohen. I doubt that he reads anything every…

      • MickeyMouth says:

        I agree with you about Cat. I have a “friend” who is rude all the time. She calls it honesty or makes excuses (PMS, etc.). But in the end she is rude. I put the word friend in quotes because like most people in her life I have distanced myself from her. I just don’t need that kind of negativity in my life. I have a feeling that Cat has very few close friends as well.

        • Quincy IL says:

          When asked about one rude “friend” who did a boat load of damage to me behind my back, I informed the person asking that I am cordial to her. Then, I added, “I could be cordial to Saddam Hussein.” The person asking was not smart enough to understand my statement.

          I love when the new friends of the rude people won’t give you a break when you state the truth, but run to you when they have been thrown into the gutter and stomped on.

          I just watched last Thursday’s show. So Cat has a sport’s car, designer clothes, a nice rented house in the suburbs, and constant hair and makeup help; but they were not smart enough to purchase the Newsweek family insurance plan? I’d love to know how she spent $23,000 in health care in 18 months. Breast implants are ten thousand. She didn’t have her teeth fixed. Does she expect the US taxpayer to give her restalyne injections? Perhaps, she had a reaction to her obvious smoking habit.

          Everyone here has to work and buy insurance. Why not Cat?

          • TEB says:

            Quincy- totally agree that Cat should have gotten insurance. Especially since she has two children.

            • Katie says:

              Perhaps she had a preexisting condition and couldn’t purchase it. If her bills were the result of an emergency she may not have had the time to go back. The most common cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. are medical expenses and many of these people had health insurance.

          • Waxdiva says:

            Cat’s comment re her $23,000 medical bill had me laughing. She could have just bought a one-way ticket back to England, which from DC would be less than $1,000, where she could take advantage of their ‘fabulous’ healthcare system for free. Obviously, she likes the healthcare she’s getting in the US!

            • TEB says:

              Good Point Waxdiva!! I like the way you think!

            • Quincy IL says:

              I thought about that too. The wait line might have been too long for the filming of her DC job. I hear it takes months to get into a doctor.

              • Waxdiva says:

                Tough for her! She shouldn’t be complaining about the bills. I am very disappointed that Bozoeyes, the lobbyist, didn’t point out to her that she had the option to return to England for free treatment. She’s not very quick… no wonder she didn’t make the show.

    • Adgirl says:

      I think in Cat’s and Danielle’s cases they did “agree” to be the resident bitch or slut. During casting it was probably pretty obvious what their narative on camera would be. Cat probably gleefully announced that she “tells it like it is” and Danielle was most likely crying about her sad demented life.

      Jill and Kelly just naturally evolved into their roles.

  17. PJ says:

    I gave up trying to post on Bravo. It’s pretty clear to me that they pick the posts that reflect what they want people to think about certain individuals. Look at comments for someone like Jill or Teresa for instance, there are so many positive comments on Bravo; but you know from reading other blogs that people are not really feeling positive about Jill or Teresa. I’m sure all of these women do have their fans but they also have their detractors and the Bravo posts should reflect what people are really feeling and thinking.

  18. Z0mbiemom says:

    It’s pretty clear to me that BravoTV is all about the ratings. I wonder if perhaps Theresa got rewarded for her reprehensible behavior on the reunion show? A little extra appearance on WWHL – and more publicity for her book (wink) which coincidentally went right back on the NYT Bestseller list after the show aired. If it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it – riiight Andyyy? Ain’t I riiiight?!
    Great blog as usual!

  19. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    This is how I orginally found your site Lynn, I was frustrated when my comments to Jill and Teresa were not being posted. In a way thank god for that because I have never gone back there again. Love,Love, Lynn.

  20. CdnFillie says:

    Ok, so I come into my office this morning, turn on my favorite radio station, and who’s screeching whine do I hear first thing??? You guessed it Ms Zarin!!! Apparently she is appearing with FLorine Mark (sp) (the Weight Watchers Florine) at a luncheon function in Detroit on Thursday.
    I’ve emailed my favourite radio hostess slamming her for basically sucking up to GodJilla but I have to laugh though, this particular hostess is usually very vocal but she couldn’t get a word in edgewise over Jill. When she was able to speak, she slammed Ramona, Betheny and Alex and said it wasn’t fair that Jill, Luanne and Kelly were portrayed as the mean girls. Jill went on and on about how she was told to bring on the drama and Ramona was in on it. Blechhhhh. She also said that nothing was signed yet as to the new season but that she could promise things would be different if she did come back.
    Wish she could have heard what they said about her after the interview though. “Most boring interview they’ve had in a long time” priceless 😛

  21. KK says:

    I’d like the whole cast of RHONJ to take a LIE detector test. We should start a fund or a petition.

    What are some questions you all would like them to Answer:
    1. Ashley-did you really hear your mother was in danger/hurt at the country club.
    2. Caroline-Did you investigate Danielle with the purpose of having her removed from the show or turn public opinion about her
    3. Danielle-did you really tell Dina’s ex about the release forms

    • Waxdiva says:

      4. Dina – who lives in your house?
      5. Teresa – I heard you distinctly say to Danielle, “Don’t BREAK up my family” at the reunion. Why are you insisting that you said, “Don’t BRING up my family?” Would you like to hear the tape of you saying that?
      6. Teresa – Why are your parents living in your basement? Don’t you respect them enough to allow them upstairs?

    • Katie says:

      Did you avoid asking Teresa questions, because you were afraid the lie detector would combust?

  22. nancy says:

    Just got off of the site called Hollywood Life. There is an update on Danielle. It states ONE of her new shows is called “Social” She states she is replacing Robin Leach. She has two other projects in the works. God help us.

  23. MooMoo says:

    I think if Danielle screamed in another housewife’s face and then pushed Andy, Bravo and Andy would have called the police and would have had her arrested. Why do they love the Mafioso Mama and that Ape so much? Are they afraid of their mafia ties??

    • Sha2000 says:

      Every show has a character, Teresa roll is to go nuts because it apparently comes naturally to her. We continue to “watch what happens” even after we witness a low class woman scream & flip a table and curse. The redundant “prostitution-whore” cry becomes a joke & slang, ratings went up, Bravo recognized a formula for ratings which equals revenue. Clips of Teresa “being Teresa” are show to us because as repulsive as she can be who wants to watch Jacqueline whine about Ashley or Caroline praising her children every move yet again? Who to blame Bravo for pursuing that same path this year, it’s no secret that the freak show is what people want to see but won’t admit to. No one is afraid of her, she is their product, their side show.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Whoo…I really need another coffee & and edit button. I sound like Danielle dropping S’s today.

      • nathania says:

        I really can’t stand her, I watched Danielle’s clips at the end and I would flip channels when the others came on. I flat out dislike Jacqueline and Caroline but Teresa’s clips are stomach churning. To this day I have never watched the scene at the country club and I never intend to. It’s something about Teresa that is nauseating, I not only dislike her but I cringe with embarassment for her every time she opens her mouth…eventually I gave up trying to sit through it. Not only because she’s lying, when she lies, but because of that sociopathic twinkle in her eye that says, “I’m far smarter than you, I’ve always gotten away with things like this, and I always will.”

        Just for contrast, I never detected anything even approaching this kind of dysfunction or sociopathy on OC. I sensed some gold-digging, there were plenty of arguments, but never this level of chaos. So I do think Bravo went a bit far down the rabbit hole with these folks, and they need to back it back out.

  24. nancy says:

    I truely believe the main reason Danielle was “fired” is because of her bringing her “bodyguards” that carried guns with them.

    • Adgirl says:

      I think it was because she was sneaking around behind Bravo’s back for other deals. How dare she! heh.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Breach of contract…taking on other projects without their consent and approval. Loose cannon. And if she wasn’t involved in/or profiting from her sex tape she’d be suing….and it wouldn’t take millions as she’d claimed…attnys would take it on spec in anticipation of a settlement and payout. She had no problem taking that Steve guy to court as I recall.

        • nancy says:

          Don’t know if I agree. Steve is more than happy to tell his side and let the chips fall where they may. As far a breach of contract. Not knowledgable in this area. But if Brovo fired her how can they deny her a way to make a living? Help on this. As for me let the slut never get a “show” Well, except all that she most likely can get is being in the porn business. That is up her………… alley. LOL

  25. clevelandgirl says:

    I used to think that the Bravo comments were looked over by weary interns too lazy to do their job, but now I think random comments appear and others do not. I have posted favorable comments that did not make the Bravo wall, and unfavorable ones that have. I have seen the exact same comment posted multiple times also. I think some random computer might do the picking.
    In any event, I rarely go to Bravotv.com anymore because it is a complete bore, along with most of their current programming.

  26. Had Enough! says:

    So (a) love the letter and (2) I agree with Olivia (as always, but also as always, not entirely). Here’s my twist – they are amping it up for the cameras, but what they are amping is what is really there. Just like the camera adds 10 pounds of weight, well, it also adds 10 pounds of personality. In other words, Teresa is really a vulgar, loud-mouthed idiot. The cameras just make it more so – to the point of grotesquerie. The Sasquatch really is a stupid nonsensical freak and the cameras just make her seem over-the-top crazy.

    OK, WSL, here’s the thing about Bethenny. Yes, she was two-faced to Alex and to everyone else, really. They all were. Though I think most of Bethenny’s bitchiness was to-the-face, some of it was voice-over, talking head stuff. Like what she said about Jill’s apartment (though really, she was being kind; I would have said much worse). But most of it was to-the-face, like the Zarin impersonation which I thought was more mean than funny.

    But I think Bethenny owned up to it – belatedly, but she did. She obviously did feel bad about not using Alex’s logo and not telling her about it, and it took too long to apologize, but she did. And I think she really pulled back from all that meanness. I think she, like others, got sucked into Zarin-land and that brought out the worst in her. When she was evicted from the magic kingdom, tossed out on her fanny onto the street, in fact, she woke up and started to realize that she had done some no-so-nice stuff. And I think that she was making an effort to be a better person even before she became a mommy.

    I think she does have a sharp tongue and sometimes doesn’t control it as much as she should. I think the vulgarity is sometimes gratuitous and pointless (though more often funny – Moncock, Just the Tip – I was laughing so hard!). So she’s not perfect. But I think she is self-aware and she tries. And that’s all any of us can do.

    Plus I love Cookie. And Julie. And Carol. And Jason. And Bryn!

    • Olivia says:

      But my point still remains: even if they were asked to “amp it up” and their real personalities took over, this does not excuse any of them for consenting to go along with this portrayal.

      One example is when Kelly left the dinner the first time then returned with her bag of Gummi Bears and proceeded to look even nuttier than usual. My feeling is that Bravo persuaded her to “return” to that table since her antics had not “amped up enough” to suit them. They were pushing for more drama and got it.

      Another piece happens when Danielle makes her exit from Teresa the first time only to have Kim G pull her back. The “amped up”part had not gone on long enough to suit the producers so they urged Kim G to pull her back into the confrontation she was more than willing to leave. Had it not been for that second appearance brought on by Kim G’s urging, there would not have been the hair pulling that followed.

      It may be that Bravo does not “expect” some of the violence that occurred but they certainly are aware that some of this “drama” can be pushed further with just a little bit of encouragement coming from the wings. None of these women are trained actors and it is the response Bravo depends upon to bring in the ratings.

      Teresa saw “red” and acted accordingly. Kelly saw herself as “moving” the storyline and performed according to her own twisted sense of righteousness.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Bravo keeps lowering the bar and what we see isn’t entertaining, inspiring or interesting. The franchise panders to the lowest common denominator and fans are leaving – the shows are becoming unwatchable and the network is ignoring the more articulate, intelligent fans. THIS FAN isn’t interested in DC but watched the first two episodes – THIS FAN isn’t interested in BH and won’t even watch one episode. The more outlandish the behavior the less interest I have and Bravo doesn’t seem to pick up on this trend. Good letter to Andy – but will he listen??

    • Adgirl says:

      I was really turned of this past RHNY season by Bethenny when she made the drag queen remark about LuAnn in a talking head segment- they showed it right after she promised LuAnn not to make bitchy comments behind her back.

      Of course I fell back in love with Bethenny after Jill couldn’t find her notes.

  27. SavingGrace says:

    Dear Andy:

    In case, you do decide to read this blog, pls consider having LynnNChicago as a guest or even guest caller on WWHL. Lynn will ask the hard questions and keep asking until these sqirmy housewives answer them. I promise you she will come across better than the poor little Ben kid that creeps out your audience that is composed mostly of mothers. That kid has no business being on your show.

    Poor Raggady Andy, you must have caught Kelly Bensimon-Itis. It’s a conditional where you can’t see what the entire world just saw happened. Teresa was violent towards your person. As her boss you look like an utter fool being tossed on your backside by a woman who obviously has some anger issues. Seriously, did you really ask Lynn what physical violence?

    oh, Andy now I’m being to think you are the token Ho’bag over at 30 Rock…

    • Sha2000 says:

      Come on! I’m sorry but I just don’t get or like this attack personally Andy stuff, it really don’t think that it’s necessary…Sorry Grace. Was Teresa out of line? Yes, but gentleman does not chastise a woman (I didn’t say lady) in public even when she deserves it. The push Andy clip was shown to us to simply because we continued to watch & continued to comment even after we saw Teresa act like an Animal & accuse another cast mate of being a form coke whore. When we found out that indeed that sounds accurate, that was her past, what did we do? We watched, blogged & continued to comment. Ratings went up & profits no doubt were made, Bravo only fed us that clip because they knew we’d eat it up. No doubt she was spoken to in private. Andy is a businessman & like it or not he knew it would bring the show more buzz; he’s doing what he was hired to do. I think we are more to blame for enjoying this crap the he is for producing it; after all, you can’t create a supply without demand.

      • Ione says:

        I understand your reasoning but I still think Andy deserves being held accountable for the way the franchise has shifted to being nothing but fights and yelling and cursing. I certainly don’t hold Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt in high regard for their contributions to the lowest misogynist reading material. I actually feel, and think, they have contributed to the low opinion held by a lot of men in our society. Of course, the women in the magazines have helped contribute. These women don’t have very high opinions of themselves. Neither do the housewives.

        I started watching the HWoNY because I wanted to see how the rich people live and what their lives were like. The shows have come down to a level showing only the worse behaviour of women. During the NJ reunion show, after the first almost altercation between Danielle and Teresa, they were again yelling at each other with mostly Teresa getting in most of the insults. A long shot showed both women with Andy in the middle and he was leering and had a big grin on his face. His whole expression was of one greedily seeing a million dollars ringing up in his bank account. Yes, he knows what sells, and women are watching. But that doesn’t mean I applaud him. I hold him accountable, in part, for the trashing of women on these shows. Albiet, he doesn’t do it by himself. The women contribute.

      • nathania says:

        I feel insulted by them, granted I only watch these shows at work but the turn Bravo and Andy have taken by dictating to us who we ‘should’ like (a mafia donna once removed, for christs sake) vs. someone a little wacky but who nonetheless a lot of people can identify with (probably a whole lot more since most didn’t have the picture perfect Norman Rockwell upbringing she claims to).

        I do think it’s a bit like wanting to ring JJ Abrams neck as well, the difference being this is supposed to be a bit more ‘real’ than fiction.

      • oopsy says:

        Andy is not only a vice pres at Bravo, he was acting as the moderator at the reunion. He isn’t just a lacky at the bottom of the pecking order. He had an obligation as her boss to address Terasa’s behavior. And because it happened while filming AND was directed at another castmate he should have made it clear that the behavior is unacceptable. He could have discussed repercussions of her behavior in private but he owed it to the viewers to to at least tell her it would not be tolerated. If he didn’t want to publicly address it then that whole segment should not have been aired. Most importantly though, Danielle deserved a reaction from Andy. If I was treated that way by a coworker, screamed at, cursed, and physically threatened, let alone knowing my boss got shoved, he DAMN sure better do more then laugh about how strong she is. He better fire her ass and reassure me that he will not tolerate that behavior. I don’t like Danielle but she deserved to be defended by those calling the shots. Andy didn’t console or reassure her after it happened. Loser.

        • Sha2000 says:

          I don’t see what the big deal is about how she was reprimanded, whether on camera or off; rest assured she was warned. By us wanting to see what Andy/Bravo’s response makes us no better than Teresa being low-class enough to display that behavior of screaming & pushing. I think that Andy strongly telling her to remain in her seat was enough for me; to assume that she was not spoken to (and for awhile I’m sure) is wrong.

          • Sha2000 says:

            “He better fire her ass and reassure me that he will not tolerate that behavior.”

            Lol, why? There isn’t a chance that Teresa will jump out of the TV & put you in danger of being shoved too. As much fun as I have here & as much as I like chatting with 98% (yes 98 lol I know two I do not lol) of the people here, I get turned off when I find the line of OUR reality starts to blur. Keep it in perspective, it’s a TV show.

  28. Powell says:

    Lynn,
    Watching TMZ yesterday they spoke with Danielle who said she is taping two shows, one a spin-off about her life and the other a hosting show. Have you heard anything?

  29. Jeana says:

    Lynn, great letter! I hope Andy and the Bravo crew actually read this letter! I’m doubting that they will get rid of their cash cow Teresa. I’m sure that they can’t wait to follow the bankruptcy fiasco! I think the good citizens of NJ should write to their Senators, Congressmen, Attorney Generals, Governor, IRS, etc to make an example out of people who blatantly take advantage of our country! The evidence is all on tape. The courts should subpoena all of the RHoNJ tapes (unedited) to show how they were spending money like crazy knowing that they were stiffing other hardworking people!

  30. nancy says:

    Powell. Look up-thread just alittle. Yes, she states this in an interview with Hollywood Life. Sha2000 has the link just below me.

  31. bohochickn says:

    Thanks for this, Lynn…hope Andy gets many, many, many retweets 🙂

  32. MickeyMouth says:

    @Had Enough – Re our previous conversation:

    10,000 Monkeys – Teresa Giudice: http://wp.me/pWaBw-ga

  33. Little_Rhino says:

    I don’t think Andy minds getting manhandled. It’s part of the drama, and he loves it. Thus, I think it’s a mistake to view the incident as a boss tolerating insubordination. Furthermore, it’s been said that all businesses have employee codes of conduct that articulate a zero-tolerance policy toward physical violence, and while I think that’s true for the most part, I don’t think these women have “employee” status. They’re the “talent” — and part of their talent is screaming, shoving, and behaving in other shocking ways.

    The issue boils down to what was posted by someone with a brown avatar at 8:59 am. (Sorry, my browser at work is outdated, and when I read this site, the names are blocked by the avatars.) Bravo’s reality offerings have devolved into alarming and ugly portrayals of women. Obviously, lots of people are watching, so they must like it. Most of us don’t, so we should keep letting Andy and Bravo know. Every one of us should tap into her inner Lynn and write a letter saying what we look for in reality programming.

  34. Dawn says:

    Quit reading the Bravo comments a long time ago and quit visiting the RHONY and RHONJ blogs for the same reason. Biased and censored.

  35. veronicaromm says:

    Good stuff. Andy Cohen used to entertain me now I wonder what he is thinking. Hope some changes are made, and Teresa should have been canned right then and there,

  36. Wall St Lady says:

    Great Blog Lynn !

    I think having Andy as a regular topic could bring out some very important feelings ;opinions & facts about our puppeteer.
    Love it !

  37. Adgirl says:

    Hey Lynn,
    I nearly squirted my morning SGM out of my nose reading your blog this morning (what a waste that would have been).

    “And while I have your attention, if you wouldn’t mind dumping Teresa Giudice …”
    hysterical segue into what has gone awry with the RH franchises. Dumb bitches who have no self control or pride.

    I was wondering if the bravotv.com comments are filtered through an overseas computer spell check & translation program set at “dumbass”.

    • vilzvet says:

      I laughed at “foul-mouthed, disgusting excuse for a human being”! I also love when Lynn calls Kelly a MORON, it just fits.

  38. Adgirl says:

    Maybe Caroline can start a friendship matching website for people who are looking to meet shady characters who pose as upstanding citizens.

    She can arrange dates with her good buddy Bernard Kerik, as soon as he’s released from Federal Prison in 4 years.

    The Salahi’s would make ideal hosts for anyone’s gathering, just don’t ask them to do anything. And count the silverware before they leave.

  39. Cheri says:

    I have a question for Carolynn and Dina ( whose husbands run the Brownstone) who excuse Teresa’s behavior as Teresa being Teresa. My question. ” would your husband allow this behavior in their place of business? Would they allow one of their employees to shove them in a fit if anger? Would they allow one of their employees to use such horrible language toward another employee? Would the allow that behavior in front of customers?”. Will you honestly answer the question and not make excuses? Why should not Bravo treat the employee the same way your husbands would probably treat them? Bravo my question to you what are you going to do when Teresa actually hurts someone? It’s not like you aren’t aware of her problem

    • Quincy IL says:

      What if Gia mouths off to Teresa? What could she do to the child?

      • Savannah111 says:

        Quincy,
        What would she do, it’s very very possible that she could flip a table and tell her she just don’t know who da F*** she F****** with Okay !! It’s actually very very scary that or she could wink at her and tell her thats the way I raise my little Diva’s now go tell your dad whaaat evvvver….

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      Great questions! Would Caroline, smile sheepisly claiming Teresa is just being Teresa, if the fashion show melee had occurred at their place of business? Would she think it was comical, that people were shoved, chairs, tables, plates and glasses were overturned? Paying customers evening out, ruined by a hairy animal in a borrowed chinchilla jacket, who became furious that her facade of rich lady was crumbling. Gee Carolinebacker, is she funny then?

  40. Wall St Lady says:

    Had Enough
    Did u see my post on the previous blog ?
    By Wall St Lady on
    September 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    • TEB says:

      WSL- I didn’t see your nice comment to me (from the last blog) until this afternoon. Thanks for the kind words!

  41. Zipit Zarin says:

    Great letter to Andy, Lynn! Since *they* moniter the web for info to make decisions, it will be brought to Andy’s attention, or he reads your blog daily (grin). What I would love is to know, is what he says to himself upon reading it. It’s pretty obvious he has contempt for women who are the stars and fans. The men I’ve seen who enjoy it are gay and by definition ….won’t go there. Anyway, I would love to hear the thoughts in his head unedited.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      His thoughts (and those of the female execs—his bosses—who actually run Bravo) are likely “Cool. These viewers claim to hate these shows so much….and yet they keep on watching! Score! And the blogosphere just keeps up interest in the shows—-they can’t wait to see what awful shit these women pull next. We can’t buy this kind of publicity. When they stop talking about it, we’ll know we’re in trouble.”

  42. Wall St Lady says:

    Cheri I couldn’t agree more.

    Cheri
    Cheri Ba a be
    Cheri !
    U Better ask ur Maaa maaa
    Tell her
    Every things
    Gonna be alright !”

    Wall St Lady singing loudly !

  43. Dré says:

    Here’s the thing.

    The first housewife shows weren’t like this. They found a formula that worked in NJ and Atlanta, which has spread to the other housewife franchises. It’s been extremely successful for them. So they really don’t NEED to care about whether or not some staff moron or an unpaid intern is letting all of the comments through. It’s probably the last thing on their minds. If the shows were only successful enough to stay on the air the powers-that-be would be more receptive to criticism about how they run things.

    They’ll continue to let Teresa run wild (probably with a pay raise for all the viewership she’s brought in,) allow Jill Zarin to be an outright bully and make ultimatums, and cut the people who don’t bring the drama (the two ladies from Atlanta have stated because they didn’t bring the drama they were axed from the show.)

    And frankly, I don’t think the comments section matters that much, since the blogs themselves are barely readable. They’ve turned into a place where the majority of the housewives either attempt to spin their repulsive behavior or a place for people to shamelessly plug all of their “projects.”

    Keep blogging Lynn, since your comments (or mine, haha) never make it through on the Bravo blogs. It’s the only way to reality-check some of these overinflated egos. Because you KNOW they all have Google Alerts of themselves.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Atlanta and NJ really brought in the ratings for Bravo. NY’s ratings went up with all the “drama” although it wasn’t of the wig pulling, table tossing type. Bravo notices stuff like that.

      The Bravo blogs are a marketing device, serving both as promotion and a survey of viewers’ input. And to get viewers more involved—audience participation feeds interest…it’s self perpetuating. Part of a strategy, along with the live tweet sessions, WWHL, taking viewer’s emails and tweets for reunions, etc. Whether viewers particpate in the Bravo blogs, on Bravo’s forums or on third party sites and blogs, whether people love the shows or love to hate the shows…..it’s all good to Bravo. They’ll only worry when ratings drop and when people stop talking about their products.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Atlanta opened the trash door for the rest.

  44. Wall St Lady says:

    My closest friend called me in tears.she once again gave her heart to the wrong guy. I told her 4 the 3rd time of all the joy I get from the Lyn Fam. I have called her Tuna breath & snark ella.
    She said her moniker would b
    Constant Loser. Even thru tears she makes me laugh. Since 9 we have had our own private language. At 9 we made up a song u sing to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star of all the cuss words we knew & hummed it whenever in the face of correction. We had a BiG 50th B day party. We were interviewed by the local paper cuz we christened a new museum. Any way when they interviewed me I would only talk about her & vice versa. The author called it a tribute to Friendship. We got lots of people commenting on how special & dear our friend ship is.

    My point.
    Would anyone who feel led,
    Write to

    Constant Loser

    Thru me & I will get her here.
    Thanks in advance LynnFam.

  45. boston02127 says:

    Teresa Giudice Dishes on Danielle Staub, Her Own Future and Gay Rights

    http://www.parade.com/celebrity/celebrity-parade/2010/0914-teresa-giudice.html

    • Quincy IL says:

      How does she do it all? I had 3 kids and worked, but I never had a moment free to tweet.

      That is a huge yard. Does Joe moe and clean the fountain? It would take several days a week to do all of that work. He would have to sell a lot of pizzas to pay people to do it for him.

      I bet Grandpa is riding the mower and Grandma is on her hands and knees cleaning the marble floors.

  46. celeste says:

    Is Teresa leaving the show? There are comments on her Bravo blog begging her not to leave???

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO, Teresa doesn’t have a good grasp of the English language and no idea about tenses…..she also thinks she is coy and plays dumb alot – her manipulations seem transparent to me….. if she left RHONJ the show might improve….if she stays she will become too dangerous to film with and therefore a liability. SHE should go, she needs to go but she is likely here to stay. (sigh)

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Apparently stories were planted in the press (citing T’s “friends”) that T was holding out for more money from Bravo and that she would walk if she didn’t get it. That she would walk if her sister in law was cast. That sort of thing.

      T needs the show as a platform to market herself more than Bravo needs her. Don’t think it’s coincidental that around the time T was allegedly acting up and speaking out anonymously via the press, rumors surfaced that Bravo was signing T’s SIL to be on the show.

      Bravo may toss a few more bucks the HW’s way, but anyone looking to Bravo for Snooki type pay (as claimed in media reports of both JZ and T) is delusional. I think that was more a PR ploy to get media attention and headlines than a serious “demand.”

  47. Adgirl says:

    When the first RH fight happen? Kim and NeNe? When the ratings and anticipation went up then Bravo started focusing on the cat fights.

    • MickeyMouth says:

      Yet another picture where she looks like she has a penis.

      They look like duck feet.

      • Had Enough! says:

        Flats rarely look good. They make your feet look fat. Put them on the big boats that Kelly has, and they look freaky. Which makes sense. Freaky shoes on a freak. And the big white fleurchon things – horrible. The enormous white maternity top – horrible.

        And I am telling you, maybe now you are beginning to believe me? This check was born with ambiguous genitalia and I am convinced that 1979 was the year of her reassignment surgery.

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          I believe you. I think she and her twin were born brothers.

          • Savannah111 says:

            well she does kinda of has 2 brains as well, while one is lost and the other is trying to find it…

        • Quincy IL says:

          I wear flats because my husband in two inches shorter. I think he wears lifts because when we go out he seems taller. My friends and my sister in law wear heels. One by one they are having bunion surgery.

          My feet may not be cute, but the toes and bones are healthy. Besides, my dad said that big feet are better to swim with.

        • Tootsie says:

          I could not agree with you more. I have been saying all season 3 that Kellyfreakshow is not all woman.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Poor Beth Stern.

    • oopsy says:

      Her feet!!!!! They are two ‘feet’ long!!!

  48. boston02127 says:

    She May Have Quit, But You’ll See Bethenny on ‘Housewives’ This Year

    http://www.popeater.com/2010/09/14/bethenny-frankel-housewives/

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      Rob Shuter is late with his gossip once again. He is acting as if he is the first person to report this story. This was originally reported in the US Weekly article about Bethenny quitting RHONY two weeks ago. Someone from Bravo stated in the article that Bethenny was contractually obligated to make some appearances next season.

      • Had Enough! says:

        He is also an a-hole douchebag. He wrote:

        “The problem is, Bethenny now thinks she’s too big a star to be part of an ensemble cast, but in reality it’s that show that made her famous in the first place, and if Bravo wants her back again next season, she will be back.”

        Um, hello? She is still in an ensemble cast. Just not the toxic sewer ensemble cast that features Zarin and her trained Sasquatch.

        Not only that but she says she doesn’t want to return to that sewer, and if anything is believable, it is that statement. She’s just lucky to have an option.

        Rob Douchebag – eat shit and die.

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          LOL Well said!! “Eat shit and die” haha love it.

        • nathania says:

          The interesting thing for me is that Bethenny really shined on her own show, far more than she did amongst the bullsh*tters on NY like LuAnn that were always seeming to want to pat her on the head and say ‘now, now, little Bethenny, we won’t play with you if you behave that way’. That was really an interesting dynamic on that show, how women can keep other women down and attempt to stifle a bright light that they feel threatened by. I think if she’d stayed she would have had to muffle the thing that is really special about her, her rapier wit, just to ‘fit in’ (read: not intimidate) women who are dullards at best, like Jill and Luann.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        And B herself has previously also commented on that as I recall. Not exactly late breaking news. Maybe RS needs the page hits?

        In other news, has Rob commented on Teresa’s ongoing bankruptcy and the recent news (based on court filings) about her book contract, including that she reportedly had the contract before she filed for bankruptcy and that the G’s didn’t include the advance as known income in their G’s filings? That reportedly she didn’t sign the contract until after they filed, didn’t report it and obviously intended to keep the advance and royalties as part of her “fresh start?” Is Rob’s anonymous (cough) NJ source on all things Teresa drying up on this issue?

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          cough *zarin* Excuse me.

          • Need a Hobby says:

            Actually, Rob has direct sources in the NJ howives so he doesn’t need the foghorn for that. I think he gets most of his Teresa “scoop” straight from the table tossing growler herself and/or her “people.” Which explains why he hasn’t been jumping on the bankruptcy story, although the court docs and testimony apparently tell quite a story.

  49. boston02127 says:

    Real Housewives of New Jersey: Danielle Staub Defamation Trial Features Caroline Manzo, Says Report:
    NEW YORK (CBS) The drama between “Real Housewives” Caroline Manzo and Danielle Staub spilled from the TV screen into the courtroom after Manzo testified on behalf of Staub’s ex-husband, Kevin Maher, according to a report.

    full story
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20016345-504083.html

    • Need a Hobby says:

      CBS is lagging behind….that was reported weeks ago? I think I saw that others were being deposed as well. FWIW. Danielle hasn’t exactly been discreet in her allegations….her interviews, public comments, her published book is out there.

      • boston02127 says:

        @Need a Hobby–Sorry if this was repeated. When I read it I was very surprised that Caroline testified on behalf of Danielle’s ex.

        • Need a Hobby says:

          Oh no, that wasn’t directed at you Boston. So much info posted here in the comments, people can miss news items so those who didn’t see it before either here or elsewhere can see it now. I appreciate the links. 🙂

          And CBS is a tad better known media outlet than oh, say popeater for example. 😉 I was just surprised CBS came out with this just now, that’s all.

          I thought I also saw elsewhere that Teresa was or going to be deposed in that lawsuit? I really didn’t pay attention though. I find T’s own legal issues far more interesting that Danielle’s.

        • Savannah111 says:

          Well I have a question about this, remember on the finale when Caroline and Danielle met, didn’t they both agree that it was the first time they had a conversation ever ( alone )? Or was it just the first time since the issues that came up at the 1st reunion show?

          Because they would otherwise be heresay right if Caroline heard it through others?

  50. OneMoreinBoston says:

    hi All!
    I’ve taken a few days off from my computer and I’ve been reading through all of the blogs I missed out on- whew!

    To Lynn:
    I love, love, love the letter to Andy.

    In my life, I have never experienced an act by a TV channel that angers me to the point that my head is just about ready to pop right off.

    “your professional comment posers decided to let those (comments) through, then later deleted them.”

    Is anyone else as outraged as I am by this censorship? This selective picking and choosing of what is deemed appropriate to post and what is not?

    What type of FUCKERY is this? Pardon my french, Lynn- but this is seriously pissing me off.

    I went to school for Marketing. According to Wikipedia:

    “Marketing is the process by which companies create customer interest in goods or services…It is an integrated process through which companies build strong customer relationships and create value for their customers and for themselves…Marketing is used to identify the customer, to keep the customer, and to satisfy the customer.

    The term marketing concept holds that achieving organizational goals depends on knowing the needs and wants of target markets and delivering the desired satisfactions… It proposes that in order to satisfy its organizational objectives, an organization should anticipate the needs and wants of consumers and satisfy these more effectively than competitors.”

    IMHO Bravo has crossed a serious moral and ethical line and gone from Marketing into Propaganda.

    Again from Wikipedia:

    Propaganda is a form of communication that is aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position…As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda, in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience… Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further an…agenda.”

    One of the most heavily attended lectures when I was going to BU-standing room only- was a lecture describing the differences between marketing and propaganda. It ended with the “marketing” of the Holocust to the German people and had a disturbing slide show of atrocities while the professor intoned, “it WILL happen again, and IS happening again” and linked each modern day genocide to marketing/propoganda.

    It may be far fetched to compare Bravo’s marketing to the mind control tactics of the Nazis, but when you start to toy with public opinion to push an agenda-any agenda, you are on a very slippery slope.

    What is Bravo so afraid of? If a “character” isn’t popular ie Jill Zarin, then REPLACE her! I guess they really think we are all just stupid mindless sheeple, and they would rather try and prop these actors up with false commentary? SUCH bullshit!

    alright, I’m climbing down of my soapbox. I better lie down before I break a blood vessel and have stroke brought on by the RHWONJ.

    • nathania says:

      very well said. I don’t get what it is they are after by doing this anyway. I am watching DC still (at work) but I don’t have any interest in watching NJ again, feel that NY will be unbearable with Jill Zarin still on there, and worse, just flat immoral if KKB is allowed to return (because of her vulnerability/mental instability…the woman has CHILDREN to look after, so don’t damage her any more than she already is and lacks the self-awareness to absorb). So I guess I’m easing out of the housewives, I watch DC for Stacie but I am already flipping channels any time the Salahis show up on the air, because they to me are just like the Giudices and it’s just insulting to the viewer to parade these people around and let them pretend to be anything other than what they are. Let the lawyers and courts and judges handle these white collar criminals, I don’t want that wasting my time. It’s just flat out ENABLING to allow folks like these a forum.

      • I still can’t figure-out why Bravo had to include fake “birth-control” messages into Season Two of RHWONJ. Was it because someone, or some group, or some sponsor didn’t like the fact that two of the main characters had babies, and they wanted, “balance”? Of course I’m referring to the episode, “bringing baby home”, where Teresa & Joe talked about being, “snipped” because they couldn’t stop having babies, and it was later revealed that they had undergone fertility treatments.
        And, the awkward messages that Jaq. & Chris gave to Ashley about not making the same, “mistake”, that Jaq. made.
        That little bit of propaganda ticked me off more than anything else this last season. It was so blatant. I’m glad they got caught, but I’d love to hear who put them up to it and if $$ was exchanged.

  51. boston02127 says:

    Ashley’s tweet— first day of my internship at Lizzie Grubman PR … ❤

    Wonder if she'll get another cake?

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Another small incestuous world. For ex: Jonathan Cheban (the one in bed—literally—with the Foghorn and who Caroline IIRC tweeted to) formerly was associated with Grubman’s firm. Until they had a parting of the ways. http://gawker.com/148894/flackwatch-grubman-and-cheban-break-up He’s also got a show on E! in which the Foghorn had a cameo or something.

      And I recall Grubman’s father being quoted in an article about Kiki , saying she always asking him when they happened to meet, how she could become famous.

      Anyway, Lizzie’s most notable claim to mass notoriety is for backing over people with her SUV in the Hamptons.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Grubman#2001_SUV_incident
      http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,624968,00.html

      What’s a mere weave pull compared to assault with an SUV?

      (I’d like to see Ash intern with Kelly Cutrone of People’s Revolution and “Kell on Earth.” And to see if she would last as much as a day there.)

    • Olivia says:

      She’ll never make it. Lizzie Grubman was that socialite/media agent who several years ago was arrested on LI for trying to run over a security man for not letting her park where she wanted to outside a restaurant. She even went to trial. In other words, a hard nosed entitled brat who will not for a minute put up with this loser for long.

      One shoulder shrug or misplaced smirk, and Lizzie will be showing Trashley the door before she has the chance to hang her hat up.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        I posted links to the Lizzie story and others & got redirected to moderation jail by wordpress. Is it three links and you’re (temporarily) out?

        I want Ashley to intern with Kelly Cutrone. Of course, it would be brief. (I guess Kelly’s got a gig now with MTV since Bravo didn’t renew her show.)

        • Pat Johnson says:

          I think that Lizzie is either a good friend of Jill Zarin or Patti Stanger. Seems I read something to that effect awhile back.

          Either way, she is a very abrasive personality and if Trashley is “tweeting” during work hours she may wish to reconsider. Lizzie would dump her @ss in a NY minute if she is so inclined!

          Can’t see Trashley doing much beyond making copies or fetching coffee since I think even answering a phone may prove too taxing for this dumbbell.

          • Thanks for posting that.
            Anybody here who thinks that Ashley got that job on her own? Or that the cameras are not rolling?
            There is a guy that I’ve been stalking on Twitter, Dennis, “Dr. Tea”, who has been taping a “secret Bravo spin-off’, and he Tweets Grubman regularly.
            This could be related?

          • Need a Hobby says:

            I don’t know about a Zarin/Stanger/Grubman connection. Anything’s possible of course.

            I do know at least publicly the Foghorn etc have been chumming with Jonathan Cheban who used to work with Grubman but came to a perhaps not entirely amicable parting of the ways. (Another link I posted that that’s in moderation jail for now.)

            Anyway it’s a small incestuous world and of course somebody had to have pulled strings, got a favor to place Ash in any kind of workplace, much less Grubman’s firm. IMO

      • Quincy IL says:

        Isn’t it amazine that people who have major issues with the law seem to be popular in the elite circles of NYC?

        Looking forward to Jeff Lewis tonight. I hope we get to see some designing.

  52. The other day, someone posted a good summary of the RHWONJ contract that was posted online in 2009. http://crushable.com/entertainment/real-housewives-of-new-jersey-contract-is-unleashed/
    The only problem is that the contract that was posted at the time, was no longer available.
    I found it and copied it, and I uploaded it to my site. http://www.njhousewives.com . At the top of the page just click where it says, “really bad contract”. I’m still working-on getting the pages in the correct order, and making it more viewable, but if anyone wants to look at it, its there.
    If you want to see it better, click the individual pages.

  53. Jeepers says:

    Well done Lynn,
    Great minds do think alike……….I sent a letter to Mr. Cohen myself on Saturday
    stating the very same as yours,( posted in the above blog). I have been chatting
    with many since then, who are also disgusted with BRAVO comments never being posted. I also added, that he is just as replaceable as anyone else, if he didn’t take
    control of the situations at hand.
    So maybe we can get something going here, ya think? HAGD Jeepers

  54. MickeyMouth says:

    Had Enough. I didn’t know whether you saw this or not: 10,000 Monkeys – Teresa Giudice: http://wp.me/pWaBw-ga

    I made it after our conversation this morning. I know I was supposed to illustrate Kelly’s inane writing as critqued by you, but this suited the phrase “Give A Monkey A Typewriter And Enough Time And It Will Eventually Type The Great American Novel” or a Times best seller.

  55. Ok well I’m just going to post here because I don’t really know what blog we are using anymore but this was the only one I could find.
    I re-caped the RHONJ episode that didn’t air this week if you are in the mood for a giggle:

    http://realcityhousewife.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey-season-2-is-over-and-i-did-a-recap-anyway/

    • Katie says:

      “why do you always dress like a homeless person?” Too funny. Your recap actually makes me hate them a little bit less. I am not sure how to feel about that.They were
      amusing instead of the wretched
      Winches that were on bravo.
      🙂

    • lillybee says:

      That was very funny. I loved the Theresa and Kim bit.

    • Savannah111 says:

      OMG Real City Housewife I can’t breath over here I’m laughing at your pictures and reading the recaps, OMG this is too funny, I’m in tears now and I swear to god I can’t breath………….LMAO

    • KellitaM says:

      That was hilarious!! I especially loved the exchange between Teresa & Kim.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Thank you for this link. It’s nice to know there are some people with common sense at Bravo.

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Tim Gunn’s no longer associated with Bravo as far as I know. When Project Runway left Bravo, so did he.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      “We’ve gone back to the Colosseum where we watch people rip each other limb to limb. I want a DNA test—how far are these women from wild animals.”

      Hey! I said that months ago. GMTA lol

    • Haha I love what he said about Taylor Momsen. I’ve always said that I think the writers make her character so horrible because she is horrible in real life. She just plays the bad attitude too well.
      So it was really funny to read this.

  56. nancy says:

    Thank you Housewifehater. Please let us know what you find about the Brovo contracts. OT I, too, think Kelly BeenSmokingSomethin has some gender issues. Not one to judge. Each to his own. But not only have I looked at numerous pictures of the so called penis, ( really little, if I might add ) she had really big hands , feet, shoulders and I really think one can detect an adams apple. Maybe I am wrong buth this is IMO. Husband who never says shit if he has a mouth full somewhat agrees. Being in the medical field he questions the use of some sort of growth hormones. Had a name for it but shit if I can remember. He loves me how I am. Does not care for the HW crap but I did make him watch Kelly on Crazy Island.

    • You know that Kelly has a twin brother right?

    • nathania says:

      I think there is a genetic syndrome that some have claimed alot of models have, it’s xxy chromosome-wise but i can’t remember the exact name of it. It really sucks because I think most women have wider hips than bust and the big-shouldered model type with no arse is probably a genetic mistake but women try to live up to it anyway.

      • Quincy IL says:

        I work with genetics. I think that Kelly’s genome is normal because she had two healthy female babies. There are many phenotypes for our bodies. I am Irish, like Kelly and my shoulders are larger than the Asian phenotypes. It’s good to know that I have the shape of top models.

        We can’t control what we have inherited from our parents.

        Aging is a normal process that we should accept also. Kelly is 42. That was the normal life span of a female years ago. The reason that we see more cancers in the 40 plus age group is that our immune systems start to age along with our reproductive systems.

        We are all going to get old and die. It’s not our fault. We have to accept this as normal.

  57. nancy says:

    please forgive spelling. Crap. I can type without errors better than this. Oh well, this is me.

  58. nancy says:

    Yes, I know she has a twin brother.

    • I don’t know why that intrigues me so much, maybe because if they are not identical twins, they must be fraternal-as in brothers? It doesn’t make sense, I know, but if two girls are non-identical twins, I wonder if they are “fraternal”.
      What kills me is how Bravo pushes these people that no one has ever heard-of into the limelight and just because they say so, we’re supposed to believe the whole back-story.
      “lesbian superstar”, “amazingly famous photographer”? I would love for a trans-sexual to be discovered amongst the Housewives to show how much everything they tell us is a lie. Gretchen is another one that could be a man in my opinion, she’s just a little “too” perfect.

  59. Jeepers says:

    RCH,
    While I found some humor in most of your re-caps, I fail to see a need
    for making lite od someone taking their life.
    Ashley is fair game since she is of age.
    However not so in the case of Christine & Jillian, as they are still minor
    children. Just IMO.

  60. Wall St Lady says:

    Quincy I want to visit u & have u screw my head back on properly ! U r soooo cool. I also want to ride on the mower so I can smell fresh cut what ever !

    • Quincy IL says:

      Please come. I have a guest bedroom with a private bathroom. You can mow, shovel horse manure, ride horses, pick up hay bales, garden, swim..(it’s getting cold so you need to come soon, ) canoe/kayak, and I will teach your astronomy with all of the mythology from Planet Earth (both Northern and Southern Hemispheres.)

      We don’t have fashion shows or five star restaurants, but I can cook Persian food that is delicious and low calorie.

      Of course, there will be a bootcamp. Dawn, my physicial trainer, has two running/exercise sessions per week, two weight training sessions, and pilates just started at 6:30 AM today.

      Everyone is invited. We will rent tents so that you can sleep under the stars if I run out of beds.

  61. dells bells says:

    I might be in the minority here, but I want Teresa to stay for the third season. Her lack of self-awareness in itself is almost entertaining. It would be interesting to see the dynamic ( as staged as these things are ) between SIL and Tree.

    This is also the longest I’ve seen her go without tweeting. All’s quiet on the Western Front.

    • I agree. I want her to stay too. Having Melissa on the show just won’t be as sweet if we don’t get to watch it bother Teresa.
      And I want to see the auction! Lol. I’m so mean.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Is it mean that I want to BE at the auction?

        • Yes it’s mean and horrible. But I want to be there too!
          Haha. I can only hope that Teresa will be there screaming at people that she’s gonna kick their ass if they bid on her stuff. I can totally imagine her grabbing one of those faux urns after they are about to hand it over to the highest bidder and running down the driveway screaming “You’ll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands!”

  62. Had Enough! says:

    It just defies credibility. She can’t even walk a dog:

    @gregthedogguy I should have done that, chief saw a pigeon and clipped me. I fell in the middle of spring/ lafayette.

    Yes, ladies. You read that right. The idiot fell over her own dog. And this is a dog that his a trainer. I guess she needs a trainer, too.

  63. Had Enough! says:

    Excerpt from NY Mag blurb on the Badgley Mischka show. Dig the last line:

    “And we suspect she’d rather be mistaken for a dude than not recognized at all.”

    Kelly Killoren Bensimon, in that sense pretty much Denise’s opposite, fielded several questions about her Real Housewives archrival Bethenny Frankel leaving the series to focus on her own show. She was deeply and seemingly genuinely kind, noting that Bethenny’s success is “great for the [Real Housewives] brand,” and wished her nothing but happiness before enthusiastically segueing into a discussion about her own “inexpensive and hot” jewelry line. Somebody took her gracious pills this morning. And also her pants pills: For probably only the second time in recent history, Killoren Bensimon was not wearing a tunic as a dress. Without the help of her thighs, we almost didn’t recognize her. And we suspect she’d rather be mistaken for a dude than not recognized at all.

  64. Waslurking says:

    OT…
    wasn’t it said that soap operas were going the way of the dinosaurs and at least NBC would be showing HW stuff instead? I don’t really care as I don’t watch TV during that time of day but I have a friend that is WAY into soap operas. Need a bit of info on that one as she’s having a cow….. lol
    TIA

    • Quincy IL says:

      Bravo knows that NY will be a bust without Bethenny. She’s going to have to fulfill the contract in some way. I hope that the cast keeps Jill and Kelly away from Bethenny. They can do it, just don’t invite Jill or Kelly to you events.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        Bethenny should ONLY do talking heads and comment on all the goings on. That’s what she’s great at and no one could argue back at her. How great would that be? Best of both worlds…fulfilling her contract without having to go near Foghorn!

        • icantstandthetoxicity says:

          Jill hasn’t signed on for season 4 yet. There is still a chance that she may not come back. *crossing fingers* I think she is still holding out for that “Snooki money”. LOL

  65. lillybee says:

    I don’t believe that I am saying this but OC seems to be the least offensive housewives show.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Vicky is almost as annoying as Foghorn but her way of being is different. She runs away when confronted. Or if she can’t get away, she stomps her feet and cries “It used to be so fun!” (when I had a posse behind me for back-up)

  66. Wall St Lady says:

    Grubman was in South Hampton when she drove her car into a restaurante.
    She was not admired by polite society at the time.
    She was viewed as a crazy going to jail; tacky fool.
    Like Theresa’ Grubsy is now viewed as famous.
    She could for the flawed historical perception , have peed in front of the restaurante ; now she is viewed as famous.

    She is famous TRASH.

    I believe Trashley was hired for her IN nnnnnnn to the Ho Wives of NJ.

    She could pull Grubman’s weave till she cries & still be more valuable to Grubs than her dignity.
    These press WHORES have no dignity.

    Next that nice milk toast boyfriend of trashley
    will b replaced
    w/ the assistance
    of Grubley
    by a handsome D list fellow
    who likes dwarf hats worn by stupid suckers (literally)
    !
    Jack u will NEVER have a tweet of influence over Trashley EVER again.

    Screw Mom
    Trashley is a starlet !
    & Bravo pays her.

    So go put the door back on Trashey’s room
    little bro wants HIS PRIVATE SPACE !

    Clap
    Clap
    Great Parenting Skills Jack !

    Guess Being a Stripper
    Stripped ur Mind !

    Big Hit Grubman !

    Congrats Trashley
    U didn’t finish High school
    But u got 2 Jobs !

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Lizzie also went to Northeastern in Boston and is rumored to have dropped out. Then she was “fuzzy” whether or not she graduated.

      But hey, why let the truth get in the way?

  67. Wall St Lady says:

    I am in ! I love Persian food !
    I love love love. Quincy
    I trust my body & soul to U.

  68. Need a Hobby says:

    About one of Danielle’s alleged new shows, there’s what she describes as a Robin Leach like show (Leach known for “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”) called “Social” that’s been rumored for Wealth TV, not exactly a powerhouse network as far as I’m aware anyway. LA Times blogger confirmed with the exec producer of the show, Cary Sandoval, that D’s on board. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/09/danielle-staub-real-housewives-new-jersey.html

    But Sandoval appears to be an independent producer and so far Wealth TV hasn’t issued a statement that I can find. Here’s Sandoval’s site: http://www.carysandovalfilms.com/ (Under TV it includes mention of a jetsetters show with Sonja Morgan, which was supposed to appear somewhere in Fall 2010, but the website mentioned for it doesn’t appear to exist. Maybe Sonja signing up for RHONY deep sixed that venture, if she was indeed ever attached to it. Who knows.)

    Sandoval’s IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1720725/

    Meanwhile, FWIW, Sandoval productions has been advertising for interns/PA’s to work on a “national reality show:” http://www.mandy.com/1/jobs3.cfm?v=40151372

    FWIW, when asked on Twitter about D’s alleged new reality show (remember she says she has two new shows), Jenn Sale said that as far as she knows, Danielle is being filmed by a production company she’s paying to film her. Not associated with a known network. Maybe D’s going to film first and then try to sell it to some outlet? Who knows.

    So much for the dumpster diving portion of the day.

  69. TEB says:

    Me too!!!

  70. Need a Hobby says:

    Sorry, Lynn, I forgot about multiple links in a post. Got caught in the spam can again. :blush:

  71. Shari says:

    I RT’d this, quite a few times to Andy, and I hope he took the time to read it. Myself, I won’t be watching the show next season. I don’t believe in ganging up on people and I don’t like that bully, Caroline.

    Lynn, thanks for saying what needed to be said!

  72. Powell says:

    Lynn,
    I watch ALL of the Housewife shows and I probably had four of my comments posted. Bravo is very biased. When you comment with honesty about situations or a housewifes behavior that you find unacceptable, Bravo won’t post it. For instance I commented about three times that they need to get rid of Kelly from NY because she needs mental health guidance, Danielle from NJ because she also has mental issues, needs parenting classes and doesn’t know how to pick friends if her life depended on it and Michaele from DC because she is a social climbing wannabee, non-paying, thief of goods and services of the many hardworking merchants here in the DMV and a purchaser of big fat grapes you buy from Safeway, Giant Food, and Wholefood grocery stores and passes them off as vineyard grapes for a stomp at the vineyard Tareq’s mother is trying to have them removed from so that she can sell the vineyard. But alas, Bravo doesn’t post any of my comments.
    Lynn I can tell that you don’t like Teresa because of some of the things she says and does. I don’t like some of the bad language she uses either. But if you remember what Caroline said at the reunion, Teresa only acts like that around Danielle. Danielle brought out some not so flattering sides of all the ladies. I don’t know why you don’t like Caroline. She’s not a puppet master. All season Teresa and Jaqueline came to Caroline for advice on how to handle Danielle situations. Caroline stayed out of it. Last season she told Danielle she didn’t like or trust her and this season Danielle did everything to prove Caroline right.
    I almost forgot. I emailed Andy last season and this season of the housewife shows about how Bravo handles the blog and nothing has changed. The fans keep complaining on your blog and others and Bravo hasn’t done anything, especially since they claim to reads the blogs.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Powell, I see your point and I actually was fond of Caroline throughout most of the season. I don’t like the way she acted at the reunion. She didn’t allow Danielle to speak, she was speaking over Danielle saying, “answer my question, you never answer my question” all the while, Danielle was answering her question but she couldn’t hear her because she was talking over her. Caroline also said that Danielle dragged her into the mess, actually it was Teresa and Jacqueline that dragged Caroline in, as you said, they are the ones that kept going to Caroline with these issues. Danielle never mentioned Caroline until the text came in from Caroline asking Danielle to meet with her.

      I do not believe for one minute that Teresa acts like that ONLY in the presence of Danielle. In fact, I would be concerned for her children when she loses control like that through her anger, will she react the same way when her kids get her angry? Teresa said the only reason she didn’t actually hit Danielle was because she was “sue happy” so apparently she doesn’t feel that hitting is wrong and she’d do it if she thought she could get away with it.

      I also don’t believe that Caroline and Teresa even like each other. When they did a press tour together a few months back, Teresa tweeted everywhere she was going and what she was doing, she never once mentioned Caroline, it was all “I am going to be on Lopez Tonight” yet she was with Caroline. So when Caroline says she’s never seen Teresa like that, I don’t think she spends all that much time with her.

      I respect your opinions, just passing along mine. 🙂

      People at Bravo do read the blog and I’d bet Andy read it too. The problem is they don’t see the web site as all that important. If they shut it down tomorrow, their ratings wouldn’t be affected whatsoever (thats what they believe) I was told by a reliable source that they allow unpaid interns to approve comments on the blogs and the interns will spin the comments based on their own personal opinions. The next day, a different intern will approve comments who may feel differently about a particular cast member, thats why you will see some strange trends in the comments. Unfortunately the powers that be really don’t care, thats why nothing has changed. We just have to keep on trying.

      Thanks for visiting and for your comments, I hope you stick around! 🙂

      • Powell says:

        Lynn,
        I most definitely stick around. You have the best “Bravo” blog I’ve found yet. Love how you and the fans respond to the shows.

  73. TweeetMaxine says:

    I have it on good authority that Bethenney and Jill have made up. Jill has been asked to be baby Brinn’s godmother.

  74. TweeetMaxine says:

    My sources at Bravo tell me that Jill Zarin has been asked to do her her own show for the 2012 season. It will feature the Who’s Who of New York jews. They will follow her to all the hot jewish nightspots and get the inside scoop of the movers and shakers.

    • You guys I just got a call from my inside sources at Bravo. And my friend Maxine here is totally right about Jill’s new show. It’s going to be called “Jew York” and only Jewish people are allowed to be on the show. Jill Zarin’s rules. And since Ally is only half Jewish she wasn’t allowed to be on the show. Jill actually had her physically removed from the apartment during taping. It caused a big feud between them and Ally ran away from home and moved in with Bethenny. When Jill came to Bethenny’s apartment to bring Ally home that’s when her and Bethenny made up.

      • Oh – I just got an update from another one of my Bravo sources. Apparently after Jill invited Bethenny to film a guest spot on her show they decided to kick Jill off and give the show to B instead. Now B has 2 shows!
        Feud is back on!

        • SavingGrace says:

          Wait – more breaking news:

          Now that Jill’s show been given to Bethenny, she needs a new costar.

          Guess who Bethenny wants? That’s right! She wants no other than Tweetmax, himself!

          Gee, I wonder if Tweetmax will accept. Bethenny needs someone that is more disturbed than Kelly Bensimon.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        LMAO!

    • Need a Hobby says:

      *thud*

      Bwahahahahahaha!

      So nuts, it’s funny.

    • Katie says:

      My sources tell me that bryn is not really bethenny’s. She is actually the love child of Jill and Andy. Jill and Andy have a torrid love affair. Sometimes you can hear Andy in the heat of passion yelling “jill give mr Johan face!, Johan face!”

      • I’m going to have nightmares tonight thanks to you.

        Lol.

        • Katie says:

          Serves you right! In the words of Danielle,” karma is a bigger bitch than I am.” I awoke this morning in a cold sweat after dreaming that Teresa’s large dome was yelling at me through my window, while Caroline was trying to exfoliate me and Jaq-ass was spilling crumbs all over my house!

  75. http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/09/14/danielle-staub-new-reality-show-social-wealth-tv-spinoff/

    WoW-don’t know if this has been posted yet. Danielle really does have a new show. Is this a real tv channel?

  76. Jeepers says:

    Lynn,

    I just sent another e-mail to Mr. Cohen only this time I also
    sent a copy to you, hope you get it. Not puter savvy here,
    but I try……………Jeepers

  77. TNBelle2 says:

    RIGHT ON LYNN!!!!!!! Way to go girl!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

  78. MBDEA says:

    Someone already posted an excellent suggestion; boycott the RH franchise. Look, as a pro in advertising (and I don’t mean someone in sales, I mean someone who develops strategies, tactics and manages clients), I can guarantee you that the best way to affect a show’s bottom line is to tune out. To do so collectively, now that’s POWER.

    For example, sweeps are coming up (they come up twice a year –Sept & May). The next 2-3 weeks are critical for bumping up their ratings to helps define their rates for the season –and their shows. Boycott during those critical periods and you’ve got their attention –more effective than emails and letters.

    Listen, Lynn, you can even call attention to it as you and your readers migrate over to your new blog location –like a press release, “all official and shit.”
    Sorry, I got carried away ; )

    • Quincy IL says:

      I never boycott. The people with the Nelson boxes on their system make the decisions of what if going to be on our TV. I have filled out their booklets three times in my 33 years of owning a TV. It’s a lot of work, but I’m not sure that had a great impact on my shows either.

      It’s all about money. There are tons of people who watch Jersey Shore so my opinion doesn’t seem to matter much.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      haha MBDEA that is hysterical! I checked just to be sure on ratings sweeps because I knew that Feb was usually in there, here are the 2010 sweeps dates

      FEBRUARY 2010 February 4 – March 3, 2010
      MAY 2010 April 29 – May 26, 2010
      JULY 2010 July 1, – July 28, 2010
      NOVEMBER 2010 October 28 – November 24, 2010

      I think we need to boycott WWHL until Andy stops showcasing a 13 year old boy!

  79. Quincy IL says:

    This is a repost. I posted it on the last blog by mistake.

    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.

    • MAMAZ says:

      Quincy – You are amazing. I have so much respect for you!

    • Had Enough! says:

      Q – just a bit of info. The Seder *is* the dinner. It is a ritual dinner that commemorates the holiday known as Pesach, or Passover. This holiday celebrates the freeing of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. As recorded in the book of Exodus, God inflicted ten plagues upon the Egyptians before Pharaoh would release his Hebrew slaves, with the tenth plague being the killing of every firstborn male, from the Pharaoh’s son to the firstborn of the dungeon captive, to the firstborn of cattle. The Hebrews were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord passed over these homes, hence the term “passover.”

      I don’t think anyone who uses the name of Jesus Christ in everyday conversation (and it is extremely common) does it just out of habit. Just like “Jesus, Joseph, and Mary” or “Holy mother of God” or “Good Lord.” I’ve always wondered how these phrases became such a common part of the language and especially to express anger, astonishment, etc. Maybe it began as a form of prayer, as in “Dear Jesus, please….” and eventually got shortened? And then co-opted into an oath?

      Me, now, I am not a believer, so I say “Thank Darwin”!

      And I do happen to know a slightly smutty joke about the reason why people say “oh god” when having sex…

      • Had Enough! says:

        ETA: I DO think people use it out of habit. Brain and fingers not talking to one another this morning.

        • Quincy IL says:

          I know it’s a habit, but it is very insulting to Christians. It certainly is wrong for anyone to say it, but for a Jew or Muslim, it appears to be intentially cruel. We should not insult others beliefs. Can we say some of the references to Jewish people and money without having complaints? I won’t write the three word statement that I thought of because I know it is wrong.

  80. Quincy IL says:

    I just googled “Rachel Zoe Project.” It seems that the blogosphere doesn’t like Rodger or Rachel. Rodger made the statement that he will leave Rachel if she does not have a child. It’s obvious that he wants to have a child now with the rapidly aging and anorexic Rachel. I don’t think she can have a child because her body is emaciated and she’s probably ruined her ovaries. At 39, getting pregnant is a risk for a healthy female. Rachel is not healthy.

    I think Lynn said that she is not pregnant now, so a divorce will probably be the theme of the “Rachel Zoe Project” next season. Rachel will always have Brad and her collection of vintage clothes, shoes, and fake jewelry. She can wander through her closet drinking in the middle of the night.

    Should be fun for us to watch.

  81. 201MaryF says:

    I was just scanning through CNN’s website this morning as saw an article that states Michaele Salahi has has MS for the last 17 years.

    Has anyone seen this anywhere else

    • 201MaryF says:

      has has MS

      • 201MaryF says:

        Fingers not working right this AM. Has had MS for the last 17 years.

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          I saw it this morning on F&F….I hate to say this, but I am not sure if I believe Michael (sp?). I don’t know why…maybe because of her character in general. I know a couple of people with MS and they both work out like fiends to try to stave off the disease. They both have that “stiff” look that I noticed in Michael. The two ladies I know with MS don’t jump up and down at every little event like M does, I would think it would be too difficult to do so. But I don’t know, I would not wish MS on anyone, both ladies I know are in “remission” right now but their MS could come out of hiding at any time for them.

          • Had Enough! says:

            Exactly. She SAYS she has multiple sclerosis. She says lots of things and virtually none of them are true. I believe that she has brain damage, but not MS.

            Here. You can watch the lie on videotape:

            http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/09/video-michaele-salahis-tearful-multiple-sclerosis-revelation

            She says she didn’t want to be pitied. Well, I don’t pity her. I am disgusted by her.

          • AZ Girl says:

            My mother in law had MS. She was diagnosed in her 30’s. She did not “jump up and down” like Michaele does or “hop” around hugging people like Michaele did during the “goat rodeo”. At the end of her life she was confined to a motorized wheelchair.
            MS is a terrible, painful disease in which you lose your sight and mobility. If this story is made up then shame on her.

            • Olivia says:

              I have a friend approximately the same age as Michaele and she has days when it is more devastating to get around than others. She is on a lot of medication and there are times when her vision is so impaired she is unable to see.

              If Michaele has m.s. she is to be pitied for what this disease does to a person. But if she does not, then she needs to be taken off t.v. immediately. It is horriffic that anyone would use this debilating disease to gain pity from an unsuspecting audience.

              I have no proof either way but she does not carry herself as someone who is suffering from immobility regardless of the stage she may be living with.

              Horseback riding? Grape stomping? Stilletto heels? Hard to imagine.

              • AZ Girl says:

                Agree. MS is not something you would wish on your own worst enemy. If she is making this up then she should be exposed and Bravo should take her off.

              • Quincy IL says:

                I really don’t think she has it. I have observed many people with this disease and I saw her dancing and getting on the horse. There is just no way this is true.

                It’s sick to say that you have such a disease for sympathy. Really sick.

            • jillz68 says:

              I have MS and yes I can jump up and down and act as crazy as Michaele. Now don’t get me wrong,
              I don’t believe much of what this woman says BUT, her behavior does not mean she doesn’t have MS.
              If she has MS she is getting MRI’s fairly regularly. She has had a spinal tap. You can have MS and have no
              flare ups for years. It has been over 2 years for me.

              Not everyone loses their sight and mobility. Not everyone is in pain. No two people with MS
              are alike so I wish folks wouldn’t generalize that because she doesn’t act like the person they know
              with it she certainly cannot have it. There are very good meds now (not so 20+ years ago). The
              tests are better than they were years ago.

              I am very sensitive to this since you would NEVER know by looking at me that I have MS. The meds stink and I am
              sick for 1.5 days a week but the other time I am healthy and very mobile. I cannot always feel
              my feet and feel numb etc in random areas of my body but LOOK normal.

              While she and her husband are dishonest grifters and MAY be lying about this, don’t use how she looks and acts
              as a reason to not believe it.

              • Kat says:

                I hope your remission lasts as long as your living days and may those days be many and happy.

                I believe MS can take years to diagnose due to the varied symptoms and their often sporadic nature.

              • Quincy IL says:

                My 31 year old nephew in Iran recently died from this disease. Even the modern meds failed to save him.

              • Kat says:

                @Quincy, I’m sorry to read of your loss. He was such a young man… this is sad.

    • Waxdiva says:

      I watched the show this morning. L’il McHale was so dramatic! She cried on que and was unable to talk. She’s had MS for 17 years!? She will get sympathy from believers.
      Here’s my take: The diagnosis was made 17 years ago. After the tide turns from sympathy to outrage as smart people will suspect that she’s not being truthful (duh!) about having MS, McHale will undergo up-to-date MS testing and (TA-DA!) the test results will show that she does not have MS! The Salamis will blame the original doctor who diagnosed her 17 years ago; however, the doctor will have died and more people will be sympathic towards her because she was given a false diagnosis, believing that she’s had MS all these years. Poor l’il, frail McHale.

  82. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    Lynn you could ‘ve posted the reply to him publicly he would have seen it
    there is a a former h/w that dms me sometimes and then i have to reply publicly as she doesnt follow me but she gets the replies anyway
    anyway hope your fine i havent read this whole thing yet to really comment but dont you just hate the new unimproved twitter

  83. MAMAZ says:

    Tim Gunn on the Housewives. I love him.

    Gunn also admits he’s a reality-TV junkie and weighs in on the “The Real Housewives of D.C.’s” most-hated couple, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, along with the batty cast of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

    “The Salahis are sociopaths! They believe their own lies,” said Gunn. “And it’s like we’ve gone back to ancient Rome,” he says of the near-nuclear fistfight between Danielle Staub and Teresa Giudice during the RHNJ reunion show.
    We’ve gone back to the Colosseum where we watch people rip each other limb to limb. I want a DNA test—how far are these women from wild animals? What do they take from this behavior? My advice is to take the high road. You’ll never regret it. I’ve been pushed, but I discipline myself and an hour later I’m so grateful.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39181115/ns/today-entertainment/

  84. Had Enough! says:

    Just Another Jersey Girl – are you around? If so, what do you make of the fact that the Giudices have not yet filed an answer to the complaint by the bankruptcy trustee (filed 6/30) to request denial of discharge? And no request for an extension of time to answer…

  85. Had Enough! says:

    Students at University of South Florida in Tampa protest Zarin appearance and demand tuition refund.

    http://www.usforacle.com/news/zarin-offers-students-advice-during-lecture-1.2329860

    (I’ve done a bit of creative re-writing of key excerpts, below)

    Jill Zarin, an entrepreneur and TV personality from “The Real Housewives of New York City,” spoke to a crowd of about 100 people on Tuesday night in the Marshall Student Center’s (MSC) Oval Theater — about 400 less than what Kristie Gerber, director of student activities, anticipated Monday afternoon.

    “Get on your texts and get all your roommates out here,” Zarin said. “I want to fill this place up.”

    LS program director Nicole Kummer said satisfaction surveys that provide ULS with feedback about the lectures were unavailable for Zarin’s appearance.

    Sheri Guvell, a junior majoring in athletic training, attended the reception and was excited to begin reading Zarin’s book, “Secrets of a Jewish Mother.”

    “I was excited to meet Zarin,” she said. “When I found out she was coming, I started crying. I was so ecstatic.”

    It was later determined that Guvell was paid for her comments and phony tears. Zarin denied making the payment.

    • Olivia says:

      Sheri Gruvell sounds like an idiot whose parents should reconsider if they are throwing their hard earned money away by sending this dope to college.

      She “cried” upon meeting Jill Zarin? In what universe? The only tears shed should be those of someone who sat through that crapfest and who just discovered they spent a wasted hour they could never retrieve when they could have been studying or at worst getting drunk at a beerbust.

    • cyotteeflower says:

      I didn’t read anything about a protest or demand for refund.And I want too!

  86. Had Enough! says:

    Please please please I beg those of you on Twitter to tweet the Sasquatch:

    Hey Kelly, which number is bigger: 395,434 or 8,558? Throw more crazy fits and see if you can get more FB fans.

  87. Wall St Lady says:

    Quincy
    I cured folks around me too from “taking the Lords name in vain” by saying : Hey do u know Him ? Well I do & I consider Him family !”
    Yes it stunned many who said it out of habit & not to b disrespect full.
    Going further ; when nasty profanity is screamed I say :
    “Hey u with your education,don’t you have a grasp of the English language to use more descriptive &
    less COMMON words?”
    Now I do both suggestion is a light , fun tone. After I do it several times they. Usually get It.

  88. MickeyMouth says:

    Is this a real magazine?

    http://www.intouchweekly.com/ Is this a real magazine?

    • vilzvet says:

      Wow that magazine really kisses her butt, doesn’t it? I guess there is another story coming out in this week’s issue…

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  90. MickeyMouth says:

    This cover of In-Touch has Teresa and her daughters. http://www.intouchweekly.com/content/cover/img_cover_large.jpg

    It talks about moving out – but the on-line article doesn’t say anything about it – http://www.intouchweekly.com/content/cover/img_cover_large.jpg

    My guess is inside it says she’s not moving out and the cover is a tease, however I’m not sure this is a real magazine to begin with so who knows!

  91. Sha2000 says:

    When you put the curser on the link & get a preview, ugg there’s Jon Gosselin. He a lesson for all of us who think we like certain people on these reality shows; he went from zero to dirt bag in about a minuet. I don’t care how much of a nag Kate was it’s obvious now she needed to keep him in line he was child number nine.

    • Olivia says:

      The Gosselin’s are a perfect example of how appearing on “reality tv” can go so horribly wrong.

      Yes, Jon was often seen pouting and complaining but not so much in the beginning when he had a full time job that he went to every day but was asked by the producers to consider resigning since it fouled up their filming efforts.

      Instead of seriously stepping back and taking a closer look at where their family life was heading, the Gosselin’s, lured by the money, decided to remain on t.v. “because of the kids”. The kids would have been much better off with two parents in residence rather than the arrangement that came out of this divorce.

      No one owed these two famewhores the money to raise the 8 kids they decided to bring into the world. I am sure the decision to film lies chiefly with Kate who somehow today sees herself very much in the same mold as aJill Zarin “celebrity” and all done with the breakup of her marriage and the damage it may further do to these children.

  92. emt2 says:

    I cannot believe the positive press that Teresa is getting. This is BS!

    Talk about the power of having the right PR people. I bet she is paying that Jonathan Cheban guy a lot of money to correct her image.

    And I’m sorry but that is a very bad family portrait. The girls have looked better, let’s just say.

  93. Sha2000 says:

    Some sad Big Brother news:
    http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2010/sep/15/hillcrest-house-destroyed-morning-fire/?latest

    I’m going to vote for her to get the 25K if its not too late.

  94. moriasheehan says:

    Hi everybody, haven’t posted for a while as I haven’t been watching RHWNJ or DC but the stuff on Lolly made me watch DC to see Salami’s face while he said those things. Mary did say she has a lock on her closet to keep her daughter out, so that has me wondering even tho her dad said no police agency or government agency have any case involving Lolly.
    Now a response about everyone’s cars that I missed, my first car was 1960 Ford falcon, powder blue and cost $50. I drove it for 3 years with no repairs needed. I then started my love affair with Mustang convertibles, I had a 65, 67 and 69. Loved them! I still love my convertibles, I have a convertible Sebring Jxi now. That brings me to my best day in ages!
    I had to run errands today, top down on car of course and went down a road that was being repaved and down to one lane. Now I am a 57 year old chubby lady and look all my years, IMO, BUT…..
    2, yes, 2 of the young guys directing traffic, smiled and waved at me like I was a hot babe. That hasn’t happened in ages. I haven’t stopped smiling yet. Thank you guys, you made a middle aged lady feel young and pretty again.
    (still smiling)

    • Kat says:

      Awesome about the guys! 8)
      I don’t think any police force or agency like the FBI involved in a criminal investigation would ever apprise the involved party or anyone else of the investigation. jmo
      Nice cars!
      My first vehicle was a Honda 50 mini bike, then a Honda 90, then a Susuki 185 Enduro, followed by a Kawasaki 400, then a Kaw 440 LTD.
      In between the Kaws my first car (I was 16 ) was an AMC Ambassador IIRC.
      Later I had a Kaw 700 and a few years ago I had a Honda 900.
      I LOVE motorcycles. I miss riding.

  95. Wall St Lady says:

    Hasn’t Teresa been 38 for 14 months.

    That ugly tilted head that I stuck up Joe’s fanny makes me to chase her out of her Starlet perch.

    I would like to go to one of her tanning salon promotions
    autograph EVENTS.
    (U get a tanning certificate for $10 off if u buy a 10 series tanning package)

    She charges $5 00 to autograph a picture of her in a bikini.

    I would arrive in a WSL outfit complete w/ Channells shoes & bag & of course REAL jewlery (fake pearls but NO can tell).

    When she asks how to sign my picture.
    I would smile broadly & say

    ” Prostitution Whore please”.

    As she hands back my autographed “prize”

    I would ripe into as many pieces as I can &
    leave it on her “throne”.

    Then I would raise my head high
    &
    retreat to my (black) limo.
    (Don’t b impressed don’t own a car in NYC).

    Yes I can be a mean girl.

    But it is the least I can do for all the people she grifted

    who are economizing or going w/ out!

    while she continues to b a
    FABULOUSly Gross

    Prostitution WHORE
    PIG

    Cu*q (NOT CUTE)

    OK WSM is reminding me I am about to have my halo
    have a time out !

    Oh no I wake up & was just a pleasant dream (unless Laura would go with me !

  96. Wall St Lady says:

    Yea ha I may want to stick Teresa’s head up Jo’s fanny but I mean to say
    That UGLY head that is stuck up Jo’s fanny. 🙂

  97. I just found an interesting quote from Danielle on Radar. It is a story about how Danielle says that her NJ castmates won’t be invited to be on her new show(s). ‘member when Jill & Caroline were buddy-buddy this Summer? well this quote leads me to believe that something went awry:
    (from Radaronline.com)
    “And Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon, they’ve reached out to me on several occasions with very, very, very kind hearts when I’ve been under fire and befriended me and they’ve also vindicated me in situations knowing that [there] were lies going on because the other women on my cast had gone to them… they were my favorites because they just kept it real and a lot of people aren’t real and don’t tell the truth.” -(Danielle)

    • Sha2000 says:

      Want to bet if she were on their show they’d do the same?

      • nathania says:

        and worse.

        Danielle essentially said the same thing about KKB that Kelly Ripa said when she was on WWHL, that she had met Kelly and Kelly seems normal in real life. After that is when I noticed KKB saying postive things about Danielle in the press, I guess she will take support anywhere she can get it.

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  99. nathania says:

    At first I read Cohen’s response as defensive and a denial but now I’m wondering if he was just confused about *which* physical violence you were referring to…the hair-pulllin’, the country club chasin’, the table flippin’, or the face-screamin’. It makes me wonder if there is a chart over there at Bravo somewhere that lists what is and isn’t allowed, and by whom.

  100. Here, here Lynn! You’ve said in the letter above exactly how I feel.

    Andy may have been confused as to which incidence of physical or verbal abuse in the NJ group you were referring to, but we know that Bravo engages in selective enforcement of the rules when bringing in the viewers (and ad $$) is involved.

    If that’s the route Bravo is taking, I’m not going along for the ride. There’s already too much trash tv on other channels. I want better programming than that!

  101. BKAamia009 says:

    I wish you would of told him about how HE IS PLAYING FAVORTISM AND HOW HE SPENT THE REUNION NIT PICKING EVERY LITTLE DETAIL THAT DANIELLE DID BUT THE OTHER WIVES WTF? Do I need to say more?

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  103. Nikki911 says:

    Lynn, I swear this post is so good it made my butt twitch a little! (I kid, but not really) Look, I soooo agree w/all your assessments of the “wives”, and I do use the term loosely, but I think you’re onto the right track w/the problem lying squarely in Mr. Cohen’s over-tweezed lap. I am SO sick of Andy hand picking these ladies(again, loosely) knowing full well that he has already decided which gals he has hand picked to be his favorites. I have to point out that he can’t suck Jill, Caroline, and NeNe’s asses anymore than he already does without risking a stubborn infection that pancake number 8 simply will not cover up in this hi-def TV revolution. Again, I digress. I have decided that ANDY is THE problem with all this nonsense, seeing as the housewives franchise is his baby. He is the puppet master&I’m over it and him for the most part. I’m so sick of watching the reunions when (per usual) one of his hand picked travisties “goes off” or “blows a fuse” on the show, then like clockwork, cameras pan back and forth to the big fight that ensues between the women(or men as it stands now). Finally, we see a wide shot of Andy with this look on his face that seems to say “oh my, I can’t believe these people are yelling at each other” or even “oh dear, I can’t seem to control this big. ol’ fight”. I’m sick of Andy playing the shocked victim host, when he’s really the evil puppet master counting his money behind the scenes, yet refusing to let the audience call it like we see it. Guess it doesn’t fit in his little mold? I don’t know, but viewers are dropping for a reason. My reason is ANDY COHEN’S grubby hands all over MY reality and I don’t like it. Quote me on that one Andy.

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