I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog-Flipping Out / Dina Speaks
Thank you to Quincy IL for this great blog on Jeff Lewis and Flipping Out’s Finale.
Flipping Out Finale
Dog fight. Jeff yells at Zoila and sprays the clean floors with the water bottle when Zoila tells him not to spray because the floor is clean. Zoila refuses to clean the floor again. Thus begins our final episode in “Flipping Out” 2010.
The team is finishing four projects: House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year, New York Drive, Royal Oaks, and the exterior and lobby of Casa Vega. As usual, Jeff is stressed and checking lists. He gives responsibility to Trace, but wants final say on all choices. Jeff prefers blizzard over pure white for the House Beautiful Caesar Stone. Jeff and his staff are worried about the House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year because they are not there to micromanage construction. Sarah’s new title is “Queen of Assuming.”
New York Drive
Almost done. The man installing speakers refuses to work on Saturday because he is the father of super baby who at 2 years old can celebrate her birthday from 5:30 AM to 11:00 PM. Jenny tries to just have a dent rather than a pile up so she handles the subcontractor. Jenny, dressed like a baby in a white fluffy shift, carries stuff with Jeff.
Problems in Kitchen. Jeff visits the house. Alex, the cabinet refinisher is pushing the limits of time. There is a firm moving date for the family and babies are coming so Jeff has his staff call Alex, the cabinet resurfacing subcontractor one thousand times. Alex tries to reassure Jeff and we all know that will not help. Jeff is freaking. Jenny is on the phone with reconnaissance. Jeff has Jenny tell Alex that he is officially worried and there is going to be a 500$ charge for each day they are delayed. 500 dollars is what Alex bills Jeff for a trip charge.
Lunch. Zoila gets a phone call and Jeff doesn’t appreciate it. Jeff sarcastically states that Carolina should call back in one hour when the boss is gone so they can have a long talk. Jeff‘s thoughts come out of his mouth like Tourette’s Syndrome. (OCD)
Jeff tells us about his decision not to invite Jenny to NYC for the opening of House Beautiful because she didn’t work on the design and it would cost him a couple of thousand dollars. Sarah and Trace are invited. Jenny is quiet, but her face shows pain.
Jenny asks if Jeff bought the tickets for the plane. He confirms. She shows that she understands that she was not welcome. Zoila asks Jeff what time he is leaving because she is planning a street party to celebrate and the tension is eased.
Men are trimming the olive trees at Valley Oak and they discover a white fly infestation that sends Jeff into a tizzy. He accuses the men of bringing the flies in their truck to get an extra 600 dollars for spraying. The men are incredulous, but Jeff’s thoughts are coming out of his mouth as his mind spins into action. Jeff calls Felipe, the landscaper who tries to be patient, but somehow the phone is hung up. Jeff has Trace go to Home Depot for the special white fly poison that makes Human hair fall out and has Trace spray the tree for more than 20 minutes without a mask. Later, we see Jett spraying the doors of the house also. Everyone is now breathing poison when they exit Valley Oak. BTW, Jeff knows about white fly reproduction. They lay eggs and in the time you yell at a landscaper on the phone 1000 new flies are born. He knows his insects.
New York Drive
Interior Done. Emily and Nancy, lesbians (Jeff told us,) were very hands on in the beginning. They had Jeff on a short leash with a choke chain. They had hundreds of meetings to determine finishes. As they saw Jeff’s vision, they stopped choking him to death and gave him free reign. Jeff appreciated this.
House Beautiful, NYC
The NYC contractors are assembling the over 1000 ft kitchen and Jeff is freaking out.
Every question is coming to him and he is not happy. He is worried about measurements and extending that worry to Trace who is happy to worry with Jeff.
Emergency. Monkey is waiting at Zoila’s bathroom door to use the bathroom for our mandatory urination and since it’s the season finale, defecation. Unfortunately, Zoila is in the bathroom and she has to be harassed by Jeff for the cat’s benefit. This week instead of Jenny, we see Monkey climbing into the litter box next to the toilet. Zoila freaks out that Monkey’ anal area has touched her arm when she was wiping off his liquid waste products. We also learn that the entire house smells because of this bowel movement. What does Jeff feed monkey?
Success. Jeff is on time (many weeks late, but on time for the confirmed move in date that was set after being many weeks late.) Jeff is on budget. The house is beautiful and the owners are very happy. Jeff is vacuuming for the camera. Jenny points out that this is the first time she has ever seen Jeff vacuum in all of her years with him. Jeff embarrassed Tracy, the owner, by pointing out her toliet plunger and asking if he can put it in the garage. Tracy calls Jeff an ass and laughs.
First phase done. The exterior of the building has been plastered, painted, landscaped with plants and a water feature, but the CV bush remains (a major disappointment for Jeff.) The lobby has a new door with appropriate hinges, a plastered ceiling without cracks, a fireplace, seating and a desk for the greeter. The stone work is gorgeous.
Jeff has lunch (probably free) and tortures Jenny and Christy with a discussion of Jenny going to NYC. Jeff brings it up in the car and feels that Jenny is punishing him now.
Airplane, Manhattan, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Jeff’s House Beautiful Kitchen
Jenny is there. The surprise is mysterious Megan from the slapping incident last week. She’s there with Jeff’s employees and although it’s not been confirmed, she must work for Jeff. She’s certainly not his girl friend.
The kitchen is fantastic. It’s better on TV than in the links from Jeff Lewis Design website. The cabinets are a dark wood. Floors are a lighter wood. Counters are blizzard white with a trace of black in some locations. Chrome appliances and chrome lights glisten. There is a wine rack room divider with large open spaces. The table is 200 years old and Jeff doesn’t want to know how much it cost. The pallet is the browns/whites that Jeff loves. Jeff loves the table succulents and wants to take that idea home for his own house. The two large paintings are reddish orange and minimal. It’s modern. Roomba, the female robot that harassed Zoila now lives in the House Beautiful Kitchen. She is napping like Zoila.
Jeff gives interviews to NBC’s Today’s Show and ET. House Beautiful throws Jeff a party with 500 non friends of Jeff. He does not know where they found them. Jeff’s father, his brother and sister in law are there. (I spent a lot of time zooming in on Jeff’s sister in law and in one shot inside the kitchen, I got a close look. Either she decided to become obese after marriage or she’s pregnant. Her abdomen is a lot larger than the last time we saw her drinking water at her own table.)
Home again. Jeff rewards his employees with new titles, but no pay increase. Jenny is COO, chief operations officer; Zoila is the Director of House Operations; Jett is Senior Manager of In house Operations, and Sarah is Senior Vice President of Communications.
I think there will be trouble between the Director of House Operations and the Senior Manager of In House Operations. Jeff likes to set his employees up for confrontation and those two titles are too close for comfort.
New Port Beach
A boutiques hotel in New Port Beach wants a new restaurant and bar. Jeff will be working for the father owner and his beautiful daughter in this large project that he hopes will grow. Sounds like something right up Jeff’s alley. Until next season……
Dina Manzo has had a private discussion on Twitter with a friend of mine, this photo is difficult to see, but if you enlarge it a bit, you should be able to see what Dina had to say about her charity and donations that have come into her charity. It would have seemed simple enough had she publically said these things, but I want to thank my confidential source for providing these private DM’s.
US Weekly is reporting that Jill Zarin is negotiating for her own show to include her sister, Lisa Wexler, co-author with their mother of her failed book, Secrets Of A Jewish Mother. A book that Jill continues to push, shove and sell even though it has gotten horrible reviews and dismal sales.
Does Jill really think that her life is interesting enough to carry an entire show? We know Lisa Wexler is an attorney who does a radio show and that would most likely be more interesting that watching Jill and Bobby cry about empty nest syndrome. Believe me, that aint sayin’ much! These two sisters think a whole lot more of themselves than the public does. Reports that Jill Zarin is fed up with Bravo are probrably true as Jill has said a few different times that last year’s season of The Real Housewives of New York gave her a bad edit in order to make Bethenny more popular.
True or not true, Jill did what she did, she said what she said and there is no excuse for her horrible behavior. This woman should be given her own show, if only to be forced to see her own reality – no one will watch and maybe she’ll get it through her head that fans have left her in droves! When the ratings are in the toilet, and her book sales remain in the sewer, do you think she’ll get the picture?
Jill’s fans (both of them) cannot justify any show that would showcase her boring and hateful life. Who will she judge? harass? test the friendship? take notes on all of the ways she was wronged? Without an enemy, Jill Zarin is irrelevant!
Correction from yesterday, I quoted Sheree Whitfield incorrectly, apparently her exact words were, “I’m a white woman trapped in a black woman’s body” Sorry for the error.
Until Next Time….