I Hate Jill Zarin Tuesday News Nov 23, 2010
Last night Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New
York and Bethenny Getting Married? Made her ice skating debut on ABC’s new show Skating With The Stars. With just six nervous
contestants the show will just run for 6-weeks, possibly a test run for ABC to see if it is well received and if the show does well maybe a longer season with more contestants for a season two.
I enjoyed the skating and even all of the typically annoying
introductions and back stories were short and sweet enough not to annoy me all that much. They were 30-minutes into the show before the first contestant took to the ice but I barely noticed because they did a good job of moving things along.
The three judges are Johnny Weir, Dick Button and Laurie Ann
Gibson. I admit I have never heard of Ms. Gibson and as it turns out she is not involved in the skating world but is actually a dancer and worked as Director of Choreography for Motown. I think she landed on the wrong soundstage, she should have been down the hall over on Dancing With The Stars.
Bethenny skated last and was visibly nervous, she did as well as could be expected, I thought she did just as well if not better than
some of her competitors yet her scores were horribly low in comparison. It was almost as if some horrible, vile woman
from Bethenny’s past had whispered in one of the judge’s ear causing him to be much more harsh with his scores for Bethenny than he would otherwise have been.
Laurie Gibson had very little to say to Bethenny while she had to be cut off as she rambled on gushing over the other skaters. Weir only commented on Bethenny’s weight, which everyone seems to fixate on these days. Even now, 6-months after giving birth apparently they expected Bethenny to have a bulging gut.
When the scores were revealed you could see Bethenny was
clearly disappointed, she had done very well, no mistakes and did some fairly advanced moves. While she was a bit shaky at times and was clearly nervous, she did substantially better than some of her co-stars yet received the second lowest score of the night just a few points ahead of Motley Crue’s Vince Neil who was shaky and awkward.
Even the host of the show remarked that Bethenny’s scores should have been higher for her performance, she was complimented for taking risks and her confidence but I noticed that Johnny Weir got a bit personal with his comments, rather than sticking to the performance, he seemed to lecture Bethenny about putting her skating first above all else in her life. It is almost as if he knows that she continues to be a hands on mom, is still running her business and filming a new season of her show while she’s participating on Skating With The Stars and Weir feels she isn’t focused completely on ice skating. Is Weir annoyed that his life’s work isn’t being taken seriously enough? Is he annoyed that Bethenny continues to film her show while performing on Skating
With The Stars or that she puts her family above all else? Maybe Jill mentioned to little Johnny that she would have been better suited for the show since she has nothing else to do anyway and it just isn’t fair that Bethenny gets all of these great opportunities?
As soon as Bethenny’s scores were revealed the internet went
mad with fury over Bethenny’s obvious snub by the judges, the phone number to vote for Bethenny was posted and called by many of her fans in an attempt to right this wrong. Is it really possible
that Jill Zarin, even now, has this horrible power over people. Can she still affect Bethenny’s life? It seems almost impossible yet we know that Jill has a relationship with Weir, they hosted a charity event together and his coach yelled at Jill to get off the ice as the professional athletes were practicing and she decided she would get all dressed up like an aging princess and skate for Bravo’s cameras.
You can watch Bethenny’s performance along with all of the others here:
Would this professional athlete really lower his scores because Jill Zarin told him to? We know that Jill is not above giving it a try, I would not put it past her to have called him and ask him to be particularly hard on her former best friend. Jill goes right for the jugular when she wants to destroy someone, we’ve seen it plenty of times before, but what about Johnny Weir? Would he risk his reputation to be so obviously biased against one of the skaters?
I thought for a moment that maybe I was being biased and that Bethenny possibly deserved those lower scores but it wasn’t just me and a few die-hard Bethenny fans, there were hundreds of people who felt the same way and were Tweeting and Facebooking madly with their outrage.
What about the other judges? Laurie was unsuccessful at hiding her disdain for Bethenny, while she literally gushed about every other celebrity, she was harsh when it came to her critique of Bethenny, Weir, as I said, spoke more about Bethenny’s figure than
her figure skating and Dick Button, well, maybe he is just not a reality show fan. Do the judges discuss their scores before revealing them? It certainly did not appear to be the case with the first skater. A young man named Brandon Mychal Smith skated
and while Johnny Weir and Dick Button gave him respectable first-time scores, Laurie seemed to go out of her way to score him quite a bit higher than what he earned. Even Laurie seemed to realize
the tension in the room as the scores were revealed to be so off the
Bethenny’s scores were not revealed immediately after she skated, there was a commercial break in between possibly giving the judges an opportunity to compare and adjust her scores? A conspiracy theory could be completely off base but it seemed so blatant and even cruel that while she did as good a job as some of the others, her scores were so much lower.
Watching Bethenny receive her scores, she barely flinched as
Laurie and Johnny posted their scores but she reacted with shock as Dick Button posted the same. It was almost as if she expected nothing more from the first two judges but possibly felt that Button
would be fair and impartial.
@Bethenny: Lacing up. I love u guys. I really do. See u
on the other side!
@Bethenny: OMG that was so terrifying.I’m so glad we had
fun and got through it. Again: what was I thinking?am I nuts?
@Bethenny: Thank god I wore a wig bc I have a full head
of gray hair now.
@Bethenny: U cannot even understand how much makeup they
put on me.I’m thinking about walking the boulevard for some extra cash.
#A Fan said: @Bethenny u wore a wig? You have to be
@Bethenny: How awesome is that? no spray in my hair!!! taking
nail polish off now. yuck!
I have to give a quick thank you to Bravo for re-running The Real Housewives of New York Scary Island episodes this morning, it never gets old. Each time I watch Kelly freak out and break down I notice something new that I’ve missed. Today I actually cracked up all over again watching Ramona’s face as she made eyes with Alex as Kelly was freaking out, priceless!
Today is Sonja Morgan’s birthday, the Real Housewives of New York star who recently filed for bankruptcy seems to be coping fairly well, here are some of her recent tweets:
@SonjaTMorgan: I am so grateful to all who r helping me with
my new career, website, product. Everyone has been supportive. Family, frds, and co workers.
@SonjaTMorgan: Thanks peeps! I am starting to make a plan
for my bday today! Yest shot my new website. Working hard
Ramona’s recent tweets:
@RamonaSinger: @Bethenny getting ready to watch your debut
skating with the stars pinot grigio in hand!!xo good luck
@RamonaSinger: Oops forgot to mention we were showing off
our biceps at the GLAAD event http://twitpic.com/390xql
@RamonaSinger: At Lavo dancing my butt off!!!
@RamonaSinger: Omg I can not ever remember getting home this late at 3 am
@RamonaSinger: Ever regret staying out to late even though
you had a great time? Well I am!!!
And over the bridge in New Jersey, here’s what some of the ladies are saying:
@Melissa_Gorga: @Twilighttwitti Hi Honey, I’m doing good,
crazy busy, theres ” a lot ” going on.. Hope your well! Everythings
going perfectly ;.)
@Melissa_Gorga: Hi, whats going on everyone?? Life has been
so crazy, but I spent the day today with my cutie little boys!
@Melissa_Gorga: So excited for Antonia she just booked a
modeling job for Neiman Marcus!!!!!
@JacLaurita: “sometimes turning the page isn’t enough, sometimes you simply need to just close the book” …or slam it
& burn it… Whatever works 4 u..
(side note, the above tweet by Jacqueline was re-tweeted over 100 times on Twitter)
@JacLaurita: Did my NOH8 pictures w/Ashley.I feel good
about it.:0)I had a great time. I met some great people.Met up w/a few Jerseylicious peeps there 2
@JacLaurita: Hanging w/family,watching Nicholas dance2
YouTube videos.Specifically ” Party in my Tummy”Yo Gabba
Gabba!CJ,Albie&Chris playing video games.
@JacLaurita: Pizza’s here!!!! Yay! We are at Albie & Christophers place. :0)
@Teresa_Giudice: Happy Monday! Gia had a dance clinic all
weekend w/ the instructors from “So You Think You Can Dance.” She LOVED it! How was your weekend?xx (Lynn: a little competition with the Gorga children?)
@Teresa_Giudice: I’m exhausted! I cooked Thanksgiving dinner
for 21 people yesterday! Here’s a pic of our table: http://twitpic.com/3992yh
@Teresa_Giudice: Lots more pics over at ww.teresagiudice.com
along with food photos & news about an iPad giveaway JUST for MY FABULOUS FANS! Xx
@Teresa_Giudice: Hi Tweet♥s… up late catching up on emails, Facebook and Twitter… reading about you guys… glad you’re all loving Season 2 in the UK…
@Teresa_Giudice: I guess it’s snowing in Seattle… Hi Seattle! Hi Portland & Minnesota & Utah & Lake Tahoe… xx
And off to the other coast, LaLa land and the Beverly Hills Housewives:
Dedrawhitt is Camille Grammer’s friend that she calls DeeDee
on the show she has since joined Camille in closing her Twitter account:
@dedrawhitt @MickeyMouth1 something happened in Vegas off camera that I can’t disclose.This whole thing got blown way out of proportion.
@dedrawhitt: @KyleRichards18 and i said no that the fight was pertaining to something that happened in Vegas off camera.
@dedrawhitt: @KyleRichards18 stop creating drama!!
Thank you to MickeyMouth1 for sharing these with us!
@TaylorATweets: What is your favorite vegetable side dish to
make for Thanksgiving? I need inspiration for Thursday and want to try a few new additions to our menu.
@TaylorATweets: If you have a recipe you would like to share,
please email it to email@example.com.
@TaylorATweets: Kennedy and I are going to prepare 3 of the
recipes you submit. We will have video and photos to share on Thanksgiving Day, fun!!
And down south in Atlanta:
@NeNeLeakes: Good morning tweetie pies! I had so much
chatting with u all last nite about the show! Go read my blog on bravotv.com
Kim Zolciak announced officially yesterday that she is pregnant by her Atlanta Falcon football player boyfriend Kroy Biermann, it was
obvious to anyone who watched her on WWHL with Andy Cohen but she had apparently given exclusive rights to the announcement to Life & Style Magazine and wasn’t able to confirm it until the magazine made the announcement. Here’s a bit more to the story: http://www.showbizspy.com/article/219153/kim-zolciak-boyfriend-kroy-biermann-expecting-their-first-child-together.html
@dinamanzo: to: @Kimzolciak awww Congrats Kim. So happy for you! xo
@KimZolciak: Thanks Dina!!! Xxxooo
@KimZolciak: High in the sky!! I have had a reese’s peanut butter cup! My favorite!!! A bag of apples and cheddar sun chips!! Oh my!
@KimZolciak: I’m serious Delta needs massage therapist on
@Kandi: Shooting a video for a “Haven’t Loved Right” off of my album KandiKoated 12-14-10! http://plixi.com/p/58606815
@Kandi: Tomorrow I’m shooting the video for “How Could u…Feel My Pain” Did yall go to KandiOnline.com to hear a sneak
peek of that song yet?
@Kandi: KANDI KOATED in stores 12.14.10! Thank U for all your support!!
I really like Kandi, but her self promotion is really getting old, there needs to be a balance in the tweeting, I don’t think that any fan of Kandi’s doesn’t already know that her new CD is dropping in December. Enough already.
Apparently Sheree was in New York City with Kim Zolciak over
@IamSheree: Just lost @Kimzolciak at Bergdorf! We r gonna
go grab a bite! Have a safe flight back to Atl babe!
@an Atlanta fan: to @IamSheree I have to ask, but do you live
in a fantasy world? I watch the show and still haven’t figured out what it is you do, or Kim.
@IamSheree: Uuummm ok…AND ur point is??? I Luv my life
hun, my fantasy, ur fantasy who’s ever fantasy…I’m enjoying it! And who r u?
Tonight is a new episode of The Fashion Show, I am loving the previews that show Iman making a comment that her 9-year old could do better creating an outfit, then the brilliant editing shows her following that comment with, “why are you crying?” Hysterical!
Also tonight is a new episode of the horrible, disgusting, vile Patti Stanger on Millionaire Matchmaker, luckily I don’t have to watch it,
I can just read the recap by our very own QuincyIL who will be writing a guest blog for both shows. Thank you Quincy for falling on the grenade for us all. I can’t wait to see Stanger’s latest score, I believe we’re at zero for 10 attempts at matching her
paid cast clients. I’m anticipating a shut out on the season.
Late Addition: Thank you to @Twilighttwitti for sending me this article, this is an inteview with Johnny Weir and here is the Q&A of revelance:
Q: Do you watch Rachel Zoe’s show? Do you watch the Real Housewives? Which is your favorite — Atlanta, New Jersey, New York or Orange County?
Johnny Weir: A: I love the Housewives! Rachel Zoe is also very funny, but I get jealous of the clothes so I don’t always watch, but I rarely miss Housewives. I loved all of them except the Orange County ladies. My favorite is probably Nene from the Atlanta group or Jill Zarin from NYC.
And another article, Johnny Weir is quoted:
With NYC neighbor Bethenny Frankel already tweeting about her practice sessions, we wanted to know if he’s a fan. “I don’t watch the (Real) Housewives of New York,” he confessed. But, “I’m a good friend of Jill Zarin. I always say that when someone asks me about Bethenny, but no, I’m open to all. I don’t show favorites in any way.”
A little contradictory…oops!
Until Next Time….