I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives News October 20, 2010
Is it a curse? Do the Housewives have a higher percentage of divorce than the rest of the nation?
Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband of 16 years, Donn Gunvalson. Interesting as just last season this couple renewed their vows and seemed to be doing better than ever. Many wondered how this mild mannered, kind man tolerated the abuse that he took over the first three seasons of the show. Vicki had really put him down and insulted her husband many times in prior seasons. Admitting that she was neglecting and even abusing her relationship with Donn, Vicki surprised him with a romantic trip to Turks and Caicos including a beautiful wedding ceremony renewing their vows on the beach. So what went wrong?
Does Vicki think that there is a better option out there? We saw her flirting and kissing other men while on vacation without her husband in early seasons and she has never shown Donn any respect or admiration. Based on what we’ve seen on the show, Donn seemed to be a pretty good catch and the fact that he tolerated Vicki’s vicious attacks and overbearing, loud, obnoxious attitude, he caught the eye of many women including Vicki’s neighbor Jeana Keough who is also on the market. This could mean a new romance for Jeana? Can Donn fill Jeana’s love tank?
As you can see from the comments around the internet, Vicki is getting very little sympathy, the support is all for her soon to be ex husband Donn. Here’s hoping Donn finds a great lady who will treat him right!
Is it possible that Donn Gunvalson was the one who wanted the divorce but being a gentleman, he is allowing Vicki to publically announce that she is the one filing for the divorce. We should be getting all of the details in the near future as the Real Housewives of Orange County are in the middle of filming their latest season. Did filming finally crack this couple? As the last original housewife who never took any breaks in taping the show, could this have been one of the issues in this marriage? This is Vicki’s second marriage that will be ending , luckily there are no young children involved. Vicki’s two children from her first marriage are grown and independent.
The curse of the Housewives marriage ender has hit Orange County once again, Tamra Barney and her husband Simon broke up last season as the show filmed the demise of their marriage. If that 50% divorce rate holds true we should be watching as more Housewives marriages break up, many of them are already divorced when we meet them as housewives and we even have few that have never been married.
This never gets old: http://twitpic.com/2z3q1k
Many predictions have been thrown out there since news of Vicki’s divorce hit the newswires, New Jersey’s Housewives are all married (except the ex-housewife Danielle) and many figure it is only a matter of time before we hear about the end of the Giudice’s marriage. What about the Laurita’s? Jacqueline and Chris could they be the Jersey statistic? Will Dina Manzo finally call it quits in her sham marriage to her missing in action Tommy?
DC’s Housewives have already had their statistic, The show, Real Housewives being described as the catalyst that ended the marriage of Cat Ommanney and her soon to be ex-husband Charles.
Atlanta has only three housewives who have husbands, three are divorced and the final Housewife will marry later this season. One of the three married ladies will most likely be announcing her divorce any day now. Could they be waiting until the season airs? Do you suppose Bravo asked them to wait? Bravo has filmed the demise of this marriage just as they did with Cat’s DC marriage but NeNe Leakes has been a fan favorite of the top rated Housewives series since day one, possibly they’re holding it together for another few weeks. Soon we will watch as Gregg fails to show up at NeNe’s nose job procedure, and we hear her moaning for her husband as she lies in a hospital bed. If we already knew that this couple had split, would it be as dramatic? Do producers feel it would be a bigger ratings hit if this marriage were still intact?
And so another marriage bites the dust, can we blame Bravo and Real Housewives or was this marriage doomed regardless of the show?
Jill Zarin created a bit of a stir on Twitter last night, in her infinite wisdom Jill decided that she and a posse of her choosing should seek out cyber-bullies and block them, report them (to whom, she didn’t say) and then search out their employers and tell their boss on them.
What a genius suggestion because those ninny’s that Jill’s got out bullying the rest of us should be collecting unemployment compensation and sitting on the internet all day. They will have more time to bully people in defense of Jill Zarin, perfect idea Jill Zarin!
Unfortunately there is more than one flaw in Jill’s plan, not only would unemployed bullies find more time for their bullying (and get paid by the government to do so), she is assuming that employers would care or even be allowed by law to care what people do on their off time.
Jill has also failed to determine what constitutes “bullying”. If I tweeted that I don’t like you, am I a bully? Should I be fired from my job for that? What if I tweeted vulgarities and jabs at your family and wishing you were dead? Is that a bully? What about somewhere in between? And where do we draw the line? Who decides what constitutes bullying? I don’t know about any of you, but I don’t want Jill to be the one who makes that determination.
Besides being an absolutely moronic idea, Twitter doesn’t do a thing about cyber bullies, you can report them into next Tuesday, they will only take action if a threat has been made. Contacting someone’s boss could get you into legal trouble, I’m no attorney but it isn’t something I would mess with.
What is interesting about this whole thing is that Jill’s fans (With Dina’s a close second) are the biggest bullies on the internet. These people are fierce and loyal to Jill, which is all well and good but they seek out people who don’t like Jill and attack them, bully them. They are mean and cruel and attack people that they don’t know. The Bravo cast’s put themselves on television and are fair game as far as I’m concerned. These celebrities sign onto Twitter and have to take the good with the bad. They get their loving messages but some people are going to criticize them if they are given the opportunity. In contrast, I am a fan of Bethenny’s, yet I do not seek out people who criticize her and attack them, in fact, I don’t say a word to them.
On the off chance that someone may want to contact my employer about my bullying, you can email them at LynnAHudson@aol.com
Here are Jill’s tweets:
@JillZarin: Let’s start a STOP cyberbullying group.We would identify the bullies, then block, report and inform their employer! Who would join?
@JillZarin: @XXXXXXX not if u know them. People in same company have been cyber bullied. Report to boss or authorities if necessary.
@JillZarin: Actions have reactions . Tell there parents if from children. I cant believe any mother would be a cyber bully right? RT @XXXXXX @Jillzarin some ppl on twitter form groups for nothing other than bullying its just sad
Off subject but Jill could use an English lesson here, Jill it is “THEIR” not “THERE”. wow!
As the above tweet shows, one Twitterer is letting Jill know that groups are forming on Twitter to bully people, funnily enough the only group that I know on Twitter that bullies people are Jill’s fans. They revealed themselves to Jill a while back and have been bullying people who don’t care for Jill for weeks.
@XXXXXX – Team Jill! We will always be here supporting @Jillzarin !
@JillZarin: I showed ginger and she loved it. Ruff! RT
I would love for Jill to take up this cause and really make a difference, not just encourage people to defend her. Jill’s only concern about cyber-bullies are those that criticize her. According to Jill, anyone who doesn’t support her is a cyber bully.
@Jillzarin TO @Tweeterlaura: You r the worst kind of cyber bully there is. Everyone should block and report u.
So because TweeterLaura asked if Jill was threatening people, Jill called her a cyber bully, as if Jill’s tweet was a call to command, Jill’s minions attacked TweeterLaura for hours thereafter. Who is the bully and who is the victim?
Some may have forgotten Jill Zarin’s cyber bullying Alana Chandler of Amazon.com after the less than flattering review of Jill’s book. Not only did Jill disguise herself and slam Ms. Chandler but she called her Anti-Semitic and sent threatening emails to Alana. Is that the definition of a cyber-bully?
Phaedra Parks continues to take flack for her behavior on Monday night on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, she referred people to her blog to explain her behavior, yet it really only served to underscore her ridiculous views on everything from child rearing to the way the different races consume food. My tweet to Phaedra:
LynnNChicago TO: @PhaedraParks Your blog is a joke and you’re a cartoon character
Phaedra chose not to respond to me in public on Twitter, she sent me a private direct message:
@PhaedraParks TO: LynnNChicago: Thanks for your opinion, we all have one. I am not a cartoon character nor a blogger. I hope you have a wonderful week.
Shout out here to TrueLifeDiva for the “Cartoon Character” comment, I admit I stole it but I thought it was good for Phaedra to know what people were thinking about her. I think cartoon character describes Phaedra perfectly and she does produce a blog weekly on Bravotv.com, that makes her a blogger, like it or not.
You can read Phaedra Park’s blog here:
Real Old Housewife has posted her recap of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, don’t miss it:
Big news out of New Jersey yesterday, apparently Teresa Giudice continues to hold out for more money before agreeing to any filming on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Reports suggest that Teresa is asking for double her salary, more freedom to make personal appearances and some residual funds from re-runs, DVD sales and I-tunes sales of the show.
In the meantime we continue to hear stories that Teresa’s sister in law, Melissa who is married to Teresa’s brother Joe has been filming for a few months now. What we don’t know is if Melissa is filming as an already confirmed member of the cast or if she is merely a back-up in case they don’t get Teresa to sign on the dotted line. Possibly they’re reviewing the film to see if they want to keep Melissa, no one knows for sure.
Jacqueline Laurita has been unusually quiet on Twitter lately, fueling the rumors that she is filming. I would rest assured that Jacqueline is coming back for next season and is indeed filming right now.
Caroline made a boo-boo yesterday tweeting this:
Oops, apparently it is next week that her son’s will whore themselves out to the horrible Patti Stanger. (as promised, I did not watch Millionaire Matchmaker and don’t ever intend to) Caroline is tweeting about her next series of appearances in Dina’s show, “My Big Gay Italian Wedding” as the Jersey gang is doing a few encore productions of the play, most likely for Bravo’s cameras to appear in the next season of Housewives of New Jersey.
Krazy Kelly is off to Florida again, I guess she needs a vacation from her life, I wonder if Bravo’s cameras followed her to Ft. Lauderdale? We know that her trained photographer sure did, she continues to tweet photos of herself doing various things, this time, we see her walking through the airport on her way to catch a flight to Florida, ripped jeans and all…
Off to ft lauderdale. http://twitpic.com/2z4pv6
More of Kelly’s tweets:
Patti Steinger from millionaire matchmaker is amazing. Those entitled women, ugh. What ever happened to light, fun, and smart girls? Oof
Patti Stanger, sorry for the misspell of ur name. Ur show is amazing, and u r so animated, I love it.
Obviously a big fan, Kelly doesn’t know how to spell Patti’s name, a quick google search or even Bravo’s web site could have saved her from looking like an idiot by misspelling her name.
Remember Kelly’s Halloween party from Season two, the one that she was so late for that the rest of the cast left the party and it was a source of tension at the reunion, here is a tweet from Kelly about this year’s party:
@Kikilet: I am having a halloween party this year. Yes ma’am. And, I did attend the filmed event for season 2, too. #justsaying
@Kikilet: pr101 is get your brand out there. Pr102 is diffuse any bogus negativity/ haters with a smile
Kelly is addicted to Twitter, I’m convinced of it. She tweets all day, every day her opinions, her suck up’s to celebrities, photos of herself and her “charitable” tweets. Those charitable tweets where she types a few words asking OTHER people to donate to charity while she feels she’s done her part simply by tweeting the charity’s name. I think she really believes that her one tweet about a charity results in a huge influx of money for this charity. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Kelly Bensimon doesn’t have that kind of influence, she is widely viewed as a joke and therefore her “charitable” tweets could be hurting a charity more than helping it.
Tonight on Bravo, Top Chef Just Desserts. It looks like we may have another “pea puree mystery” on our hands when something goes missing…<cue Twilight Zone music>
Until Next Time….