IHJZ The Real Housewives of New York – Season Four

I Hate Jill Zarin  The Real Housewives of New York – Season Four

Quincy has outdone herself in this newest episode (based on a true story).  Complete with photos!  What are the housewives up to in Season Four?  Find out here!


Creating An Empire State of Mind

The bed is huge and the bedding has been designed by Jill Zarin, the creator of the Jill Zarin line of bedding available at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  Jill is wrapped in off white silk sheets which are a problem at times as the silk lined heavy bedspread slips off the bed and onto the floor.  Jill and her husband Bobby have mastered climbing into their bed as they have to hold onto the head board and hope that they too do not slip off and onto the floor.   As usual, Jill’s dog Ginger is curled up in the center of Bobby’s pillow.  Jill pretend not to notice that or the smell coming from the dog.  Jill is holding her Blackberry or “Command Central” as Bobby likes to call it, in her left hand.  Jill is sending her early morning tweets as Bobby has already left to enjoy breakfast with his friends.

Jill reads out loud to her sleeping dog, Ginger who wakes up, yawns and then goes back to sleep.  Jill shares the glowing words from her own web site and her fabulous Facebook pages.  Jill shares that her fans on Twitter rises each day.  Ginger snorts and snores away.  Jill is an empire builder and a businesswoman.  The camera man sitting on a chair in the corner of her bedroom is about to stop filming when Jill slips off the bed and onto the floor.  Its not as good as the dog crapping all over Jill’s apartment but, The Employer will love this film.

Simon van Kempen sent email invitations to Jill, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Kelly Bensimon, he didn’t forget The Countess or “The New Girl” Cindy Barshop.  Jill Zarin responded to Simon’s text invitation within minutes with a curt message that she was going out of town.  Sonja read the email and thought that she had better things to do than help Alex film a segment for The Employer so she declined Simon’s invitation.  The Countess had a special fundraiser to attend that evening and had final fittings scheduled, she will be photographed thousands of times and is glad to use this conflict to politely decline Simon’s invitation.

Ramona hears her Nokia $2,700 top of the line gold edition cell phone ringing.  It is notifying her of a new text message.  With her daughter Avery’s help, Ramona reads Simon’s invitation.  Moments after Simon’s text arrived a second message appeared on Ramona’s phone.  Ramona accepted Simon’s invitation but she knew that trouble was on the horizon as the second text message was from Jill Zarin warning her not to attend.

Cindy, “The New Girl”, received the same two text messages an immediately responded positively to Simon followed by a return text to Jill arguing that they have to support each other.  Back in her apartment, Jill Zarin deletes all of the offending text messages from disagreeable cast mates but was sure to include this latest offense on the new girl’s list.  Like Rain Man Jill Zarin keeps a list of Serious Damages done to her by everyone she knows.  She always seems to give more than she gets.

Kelly Bensimon reads Simons email invitation but lost the text from Jill Zarin when she tried to open it on her Blackberry so she did not know the orders from “Command Central”.  Not knowing any better, Kelly responds to Simon that she will attend.

Back in Brooklyn, Simon called a skinny friend but she was not fond of the Real Housewives cameras anymore, they had served their purpose and she refused to subject herself to them anymore.  Simon could not persuade her to reconsider even with the assurance that Jill Zarin would not be at the event.   Simon also keeps a list, but his is in his mind.

Two attractive, single cameramen wait outside on the steps of the Brooklyn Brownstone with the white brick facade in the early morning in October.  They have Starbucks coffee and their Blackberry’s in hand.  They too are surfing the web and they check out the latest on “THAT blog”.  They have been following the online war between the forces of “THAT blog” and Jill Zarin since Jill had a Twitter and Facebook meltdown that was reported online and in the newspapers.  The cameramen have become quite fond of some of the contributors of “THAT blog”.  There is so much that they would love to share with the wonderful people of “THAT blog” but they cannot share because of their contract with The Employer.  The attractive young cameramen look forward to this day with Alex, Simon and the chums.  The Van Kempens treat the cameramen with respect.  Hopefully, there will be a great interest from The Employer when the film from today is edited in February the night before the show is scheduled to air.

In New York City travel is always a challenge.  Traveling with your own film crew for Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord, Bravo Reality Stars, can be a frustrating experience.  Alex smiled when Simon mentioned that her birthday was going to be an “Autumn in New York” theme.  Alex’s birthday has been filmed for The Employer for several years now, Simon knows that it has to be spectacular.  One birthday involved a harrowing ride in a shiny black limousine from Manhattan to Brooklyn with Simon visibly upset over missing the exit to the bridge.  Two earrings, two chums and four cupcakes later made the evening the perfect event that Simon always imagined.

Alex never asks what adventure might be in store for her but this year Simon and the chums share a bit with Alex.  They would go to an island.  The chums giggled and Simon did not notice his wife’s concern.  On the beautiful fall morning the family rode in a shiny, long, black limousine to the Battery Park Terminal for a ferry ride to the historic Governor’s Island at the tip of Manhattan.  As cameras rolled, the family finally arrived on the island to find that Simon had arranged for a bicycle built for four to be waiting.  Growing up in front of the cameras can affect some children but the chums seem to be enjoying their day.  They didn’t seem to mind the camera and sound guys who are like friends who happen to film Mommy and Daddy for a reality show.

As the bicycle built for four turns a corner, Alex sees picnic tables set up for a party.  Alex is shocked and very happy to find some of her closest friends waiting for her.  The guests have fruit punch and eat “pigs in a blanket” which the chums chose for the party menu.  This is the kind of birthday that Alex loves.  Alex does not know if The Employer will think this is of interest, but she doesn’t care because she is having a wonderful day.

In the distance, Kelly Bensimon and her two daughters are skipping down the path toward Alex’s party.  Kelly’s cameramen rush to keep up with the laughing threesome.  Kelly and her daughters are dressed in matching white dresses.  They look like princesses going to a royal ball.  Cindy, “the new girl” is also coming down a path with her seven month old twin daughters in tow, and a friend named Kat helping with the kids.  This group is also being followed by a camera crew.

Alex knows that this cannot be a coincidence, the three ladies and their camera crews meet, Alex, Cindy and Kelly absentmindedly give air kisses to each other.  The members of the camera crews take turns filming as Simon directs them all to the tables overflowing with food and drinks.

A few yards away Alex notices another party seems to be going on, next to the historic old buildings a large white tent has been erected for the day.  Inside Alex can see flowers and many chairs then notices a large wedding cake set up just near the entrance to the tent, she smiles as she imagines that a couple will get married there later today.

Alex is opening her many gifts and holds up beautiful purple lingerie for the cameras, she noticed Kelly and her girls were filming near the large white tent.  Was Kelly the one getting married today?  Kelly was dressed in all white, in October and she was laughing and twirling her unruly hair while talking with a handsome gentleman.  Men are drawn to Kelly Bensimon like moths to a flame.  Alex had not seen Kelly in several months, since her breakthrough Alex felt it best to keep her distance and so when they’re not filming, the two do not communicate.  Alex did realize that it was too much of a coincidence for three film crews to have met on this island by chance.  Simon was busy on his cell phone as usual, so Alex could not ask him if he knew anything about Kelly and the suspicious white tent.

Away from partygoers, Simon was on the phone with Ramona Singer.  Ramona and her daughter were scheduled to come to Governor’s Island for Alex’s surprise birthday party, but she was having second thoughts about Jill Zarin’s text messages.  Simon knew that Ramona had been upset just days before during filming so he wished her well and as he hung up his cell phone actually felt a sense of relief.  No one would get slapped today.

The phone call also enlightened Simon to the fact that Jill Zarin had been sending out commands a few weeks ago to the other cast members, he made mental note to thank Ramona for that.  Simon knows that The Employer wants all the cast members to attend events together and Simon always tries to please The Employer.  Simon will never understand why Jill Zarin continues to defy The Employer.  Simon made a mental note of those cast members who did attend Alex’s special day.

Kelly is now posing for the camera and swishing her dress in the wind like Marilyn Monroe over the steam vent on the city sidewalk.  The dress billows up and you can see Kelly’s very white “sqweeze” undies with lace on the bottom, a gift from Jill Zarin.

Alex’s cameramen have abandon her and gone to join the others filming Kelly Bensimon.  Kelly sells Kelly.  She is the product.  Kelly invented the term “Tastemaker”, this is a Kellyism.  Hanging around Kelly’s neck are white feathers from very dead doves.  This is a piece from her fourth season of RHONY jewelry collection available on line at KellyKillorenBensimon.com.  In Kelly’s feeble mind it is all ok, Kelly didn’t hurt the birds, they were already dead when she collected their feathers.

Alex and Simon’s boys have found long sticks and they are in the middle of a sword fight.  Alex knows that it is time to take charge of the event since Simon seems to have lost his direction.  Alex walks over to Simon and motions for him to get off the phone.   Alex asks, “Simon, is Kelly getting married?”  Simon laughs and takes his wife’s hand, he falls to one knee and asks Alex for her hand in marriage.  Shocked, Alex says, “I thought you might do something like this when we celebrated our tenth anniversary in the spring but I didn’t expect it now”  Alex begins to cry and nods in appreciation to her amazing husband.

Alex’s real friends laugh as they all knew Simon’s plan and had kept the secret for weeks.  Alex asks Derek, a real friend, to keep an eye on the chums and tells Derek to put an end to the sword fighting before the cameras catch them.  Derek walks over to the chums and watches them sword fight.  If they draw blood, he will stop them.

In a quaint, small room of the historic building on Governor’s Island, Alex finds her beautiful wedding gown, veil and everything she needs to prepare for her vow renewal/wedding day.  Simon thought of everything.  But it is Simon who is the true peacock in the family, as he changes into his wedding garments.

The couple meet in the tent in front of family, friends and cast mates as cameras flash and filming continues, they promise to be loving , faithful and kind to each other for the rest of their lives.  This is the perfect event that Simon had always imagined it would be.  The Employer will surely want to include this footage in the Fourth Season of The Real Housewives of New York.  The chums saved pieces of the sticks and they will resume their sword fight after they’ve eaten their slices of wedding cake.



Outstanding Job Quincy!!!

Come back tomorrow for Episode 5 of the continuing story…

Until Next Time….

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116 Responses to IHJZ The Real Housewives of New York – Season Four

  1. quincyil says:

    Thank you for battling word press this morning. I was shocked that there are photos in the story. Thanks, Lynn.


  2. Kansas Girl says:

    Oooo, that was a fun read! Good job and good sleuthing!

    If Jill is (well, why do I say “if” — we know she is) manipulating behind the scenes, what is The Employer doing about it? Are changes afoot?

    • quincyil says:

      You would be amazed at the amount of truth in this story.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        I felt that I could see this between the lines. And I’m beginning to narrow down Harvey. 🙂 Love that you could add the photographic evidence.

  3. Kansas Girl says:

    Can anyone tell me what network Camille is doing the red-carpet show from?

  4. quincyil says:

    The “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by quincyil

    “The Real Housewives of New York City” are charitable. We see them going to fundraisers in costumes and designer clothes in our favorite Bravo show. Many of those designer fashions are loaned by design houses as they know the women of Bravo are photographed and filmed.

    Last year, we saw the Countess de Lesseps organize a fundraiser for Henry Buhl’s Charity, “Association for Community Employment.” The event was called, “Cocktails and Couture.” The ladies brought designer gowns to Sonja’s home and the charity resold those gowns using the money to help people.

    We also saw Alex McCord working for a consignment store in Manhattan that resold designer fashions. Alex explained that some people can not afford to give all of the designer fashions to charities.

    All of “The Real Housewives of New York City” are charitable. They donate when they go to the many fundraisers in the social season. The specific source of a dollar that they donate is unimportant. Alex may resell her clothes, but she had no reason to feel defensive about that. Other stars send designer clothing to consignments shops and have had their names on Ebay next to their items.

    We can all buy Jill Zarin’s used and new clothing with tags on Ebay. There is a company called Linda’s Stuff which Jill Zarin uses to help her sell her excess items from her closet to the public.

    The Linda’s Stuff flier mentions Jill Zarin:

    “Jill Zarin of “The Real Housewives of New York City” is offering Linda’s Stuff customers another exclusive shot to score first dib on the high end items in her closet. All of the proceeds from her sale go to Jill’s favorite charities.”


    Ebay has policies on how they hope their customers on donations to charity.


    Linda’s Stuff has excellent ratings on ebay as you can see in the link to the pair of slacks with a tag that has the name of Jill Zarin in the advertisement. The ratings are in the upper right hand corner of the online page. It is located in Horsham, PA. I loved some of the items that the store is selling!



    Alex McCord introduced me to consignment shopping last year. Now, Jill Zarin helped me find a great company to use when I shop online for bargains.

    Jill Zarin gave the sale a celebrity tweet!


    When “The Real Housewives of New York City” are charitable, they deserve a shout out from the “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie from quincyil

    Alex, don’t feel defensive about reselling your clothes. You donate to a great number of charities and it doesn’t matter where those dollars came from, you are charitable.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Some of us give money, some of us give items, and some of us give our time. It doesn’t matter. The important thing is to be good to our fellow earthlings. (I was going to say “man”, but that doesn’t sound right.) Kadooz to the housewives and all of us who give.

      • quincyil says:

        Harvey did a lot of research on Jill and she was going to fundraisers long before this show came along. I wonder about the Countess though. I was told that she is a recent advocate for the Henry Buhl Charity as she was looking for things of interest to be filmed.

        Several of the Atlanta girls do help with charities. Nene’s personal charity seems to have disappeared. Kim never does anything for anyone else.

        The NJ girls aren’t going to bake sales.

      • quincyil says:

        Also… years ago, I read an article that looked how much people gave compared to their worth/income. The people living in the South in the poorest part of our nation gave the highest percentage. I think they see others in need and care.

        I wish the full amount of money for these events would go the the charities. Christine Staub’s 16th birthday didn’t cost Danielle that much money because of the donations from companies for the charity. I read that she paid for a bus to transport some friends, but everything else was free.

  5. KookADoodleDo says:

    RHoNJ violent storyline continues………Same Old, Same Old
    “‘NJ Housewives’ Involved In CRAZY Bar Attack”


    • quincyil says:

      I’m sure that Bravo hopes they got that on film.

      My guess is…Teresa

      The comment section of this link is interesting too.

      Great find!

  6. KookADoodleDo says:

    Maybe Teresa WILL finally get some jail time??

    • quincyil says:

      I think Bravo will buy her freedom.

      I wonder if Andy Cohen cares.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      If it was T and the guy needed medical attention there is plenty of evidence on film of her violent tendencies. Sadly, he can’t sue for damages cause there is none of anyone else’s money left to go after!

      • Adgirl says:

        It happened in a foreign country too. Very hard to persue a case. I wonder if the police were called.

  7. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Great coverage of this “event”. Very cute.
    Would love to have our wedding vows redone this year. We have our 10th anniversary in July & got married in the Judges office. We were in t shirts & jeans. The judge wore his golf clothes because that’s where he was going or just coming from. ha..
    I know it’s not the wedding it’s the marriage. I would have married Allan in a ditch if I had to. The years with him have been the best of our lives. We are definitely not rich or even close to having a lot but we make the most of what we have.
    Thankfully we both have great sense of humor.

    • that is a lovely story,BaaBee……

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Thank You Beverly~
        You are so sweet 😉 Allan would like to have a preacher with a small Baptist church & what family we have left. He lost both of his parents over the past few years & my papa died 3 yrs ago.
        Our siblings sometimes we hear from & sometimes not.
        It would probably be about 5 people that we know we can count on to be there for us & my mama who will be 81 in May.
        I don’t know what I believe anymore..we have so many people in both our families that have passed away over the past 10 yrs it’s just unbelievable. I will do whatever pleases Allan as far as the Baptist church since I don’t really believe in anything but treating people as you would be treated.

  8. LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

    Nice job Quincy and Lynn. Enjoyed reading it.

  9. WindyCityWondering says:

    Ha! Good job Quincy! I seriously doubt that Jill has stopped with her own agenda and the Emperor knows it. Makes me wonder why she was out of the country while the others were still filming….Bravo had to pull the launch and edit to make RHNY fit to eventually air.

    • quincyil says:

      My guess is Jill went to Australia at the time to teach Bravo a lesson. Jill has been known to try “power plays.”

  10. quincyil says:


    The New Jersey girls and their families are in DR filming…..

    The editors of RH NYC are in tears right now.

  11. HD says:

    Are Simon and Alex renewing their wedding vows? My goodness…Bravo needs another story line for real.

    • quincyil says:

      The photo was in a group of photos from the birthday party. The men in the photo behind the bride are in other photos. It seems another suprised vow renewal happened. Simon like to surprise Alex. Their 10th Anniversary was in the spring. At least the bicycle built for four and going to Governor’s Island are new for the Bravo series.

      How many cooking lessons have we seen?

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I know…who cares as this point? Not me.
      It’s like all these HW are just looking for another reason/day for it to be all about them and more free stuff/gifts.

  12. LynnNChicago says:


    Leave it to Rob Shuter of Popeater to call Luann’s comments a “diss” toward Bethenny, her comments sounded fairly innocent to me…What would Luann say? “Oh yes, we miss Bethenny terribly, the show sucks without her” ??? Of course she’s going to say that they don’t miss Bethenny! sheesh!

    • quincyil says:

      Ramona and Luann have said this. Has Jill made a comment?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      The classy thing to say would be that they miss her but are happy for her success. They just are not that classy…..lol

      • quincyil says:

        That would show class.

      • error404 says:

        yes, and had their own show not been shelved amid “it’s too boring to televise without Bethenny” that it probably exactly what they would say.

        even given the mysterious reworking by the network, they might even have showed enough class to not even mention their former cast mate, but I’m sure that every interview now starts right out of the gate with question #1 “So, is it true that without Bethenny RHoNY is now too dull to even broadcast?”

  13. quincyil says:

    I am going to start “A Society.” As the unofficial, pretend soothsayer of the IHJZ board, I have noticed all of the mediums, psychics, witches, and fortune tellers who have been on the Bravo shows. I am going to for a Society so that we get attention from Bravo Producers. We want annual meetings, new vacuum cleaners to clean up the dust when dead realtives come in boxes, hair stylists, makeup artists and “loaned” clothing from famous designers. Until Bravo meets our demands, I ask that no one on the board look at tea leaves, crystal balls, or the astrology section of your local newspaper. Thank you for supports us.


    • quincyil says:

      form a society..

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      A mental recap of all the Bravo psychics leads me to wonder – where do they find these creepy people and how do the ladies keep straight faces in those scenes?

      • quincyil says:

        As an unofficial pretend soothsayer, I know the answer to your question. The Bravo stars have them on speed dial. Many of the Bravo stars are wealthy because of their marriages. They are afraid and they fear making the wrong step and being dumped like Camille, Kelly, Danielle, the Countess, and both Richards sisters in their earlier lives. When you don’t think you can take care of yourself without a man, you look for someone to tell you what to do. Nancy Reagan had a psychic and tried to adjust the President’s schedule based on predictions.

        My goal is to charge dues from all of the other “unprofessional, pretend (fill in the blanks) and to become richer than JP Morgan.

        I would also like to predict that Kim Z’s baby is a girl. That’s right, not a boy. I reminded the board about the second season fortune teller’s prediction of a baby boy in a year. I am using all of my skills, plus Kim’s face when Andy said it was a boy, to tell you that… it is a girl… Kim Z’s face can’t move, but I saw a wrinkle form under her whig so she was trying to furrow her forehead.

        • quincyil says:

          Kim Z announced that it is a boy, but I think … she is throwing people off so she can announce it at the end for a magazine and big bucks… rotfl..

    • quincyil says:

      BTW if this post goes over one thousand comments. Every one is invited to my woods for a coven with corn on the cob, kosher hot dogs on home made buns and Pino Griogio from Ramona’s new line of wine.

      • Adgirl says:

        OMG I am totally there …. except ….. can we have our party, err, coven in the Spring? I’m not much for frozen weinies and wine.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Your episodes of RHONYC are more entertaining than the actual show. I hope Lynn and the other bloggers get their recognition. Can’t believe young Ben Weiner got more recognition than you guys did. I guess that’s why him being on WWH was irksome for me.

      • quincyil says:

        and I hope a get a job telling the future on WWHL. I think I would like my own segment. We can drop the mozel and I will fly to NYC for every show to be on for 25 second with my predicition for the week. I want the suit in the So Ho hotel where Lisa from BH had designer bags stolen. Let those maids try to take my Sears bag with a scratch from being dropped in the garage and stepped on.

  14. Olivia says:

    Okay, how many more “renewal ceremonies” are we in for? Time to pull the plug!

    For Simon, more “facetime” in front of the camera if I can read this one correctly. Vicki and Donn, Ramona and Mario, can’t wait for who is ever left hanging onto a crumbling marriage to boost those ratings! All we need now is for Alex to announce a pregnancy to keep the ball rolling for another season of yawn producing moments that have been packaged for our entertainment.

    Bethenny managed to roll marriage and pregnancy into one. Teresa even sought out a fertility expert. Laurie Peterson “invited” us to her nuptuals. LuAnn is “hinting” about hers. Slade Smiley is set to “propose” on camera to Gretchen.

    Vicki, Jeana, Tamra, and Camille announce divorces on air as Taylor quietly “hints” at the possibility of her own. Kim and Kelly can’t find dates. Jill and Kyle have found their “soulmates”. Wow!

    Not sure if I have any interest in tuning into the NY or OC series. Just seems like a lot more of “been there, done that”. And I also admit to having some reservations about the Bethenny series that I think is going to find me disliking her more than I expected.

    Color me jaded. Watching the same themes over and over after a period of time becomes repetitive. The casts are almost interchangable and the storylines that make up the “drama” are slight. Who said what to whom off camera that carried a whole season? “Get a hobby” was grounds for 12 weeks of melodrama? “Hate Danielle” for two seasons of nonstop vulgarity and physical altercations? I still have no idea what the prevailing theme on DC was supposed to achieve. And the OC group seems to have reached its climax after 6 seasons of “Whoo Hoo”.

    Bravo has exhausted my interest. It is no longer entertaining to view a bunch of women hating on one another. Miami looks to be more of the same which is just a case of overreaching.

    I can almost write the “unscripted script”. I get it.

    • quincyil says:

      I wonder if the planning part for this event will be weeks in the making too.

      • Olivia says:

        Naturally. What better way to showcase the “freebies” that comes with “hosting” an event. Those venues are not caught on camera for nothing. It’s free advertising for them along with the discounts that come from the women “showcasing” their wares.

        Quid. Pro. Quo.

        • quincyil says:

          Simon has actually become a wife. He didn’t have much face time in season three, but he’s baaaaaaaack.

    • quincyil says:

      BTW…I am writing the “unscripted script”. Every move the NYC, Bravo stars make is on the net.

      I know about the parties that happen later and have collected photos of their costumes. I know about dinner parties and the restaurant menus. Their trips to Morocco and Atlantic City have been noted on this board.

      Jill was just on a video saying that “we are returning to Season One.”

      I mentioned that the stars are in a Syfy “time loop.” They live their lives and then have to return and live the past again with us. Jill tries to move on with her life, then Bravo shows the “Season Three Reunion.”

      I find “Million Dollar Listing” fun compared to the other shows.

    • HD says:

      Olivia, girllll, I feel you! I feel the same way!

      I can write the script too and quite honestly I think I could write it a tad bit better. 🙂

      I think seeing Simon and Alex renewing their vows have taken me over the edge! Really! This is some bovine spillage if I have ever seen it. I just cannot believe there is another wedding vowal renewal. I honestly think this is a play for Alex and Simon to get some more attention. Seeing them walking in the streets with these cameras like they are REALLY celebrities or something just rubs me wrong.

      • HD says:

        And also…since we are just being honest…you can mark my word, write it down and remember I said this, this Bethanny Ever After sow, I am TELLING you is not going to go over well. I am telling you. Bethanny has the type of personality that you can take in pieces, kind of like eating a funnel cake at the circus. It is really good, hot, crispy and ooey-gooey with powder sugar after the first 3-4 bites then it just starts tasting all greasy.

        Sometimes you gotta know when to hold ’em and fold ’em. You were on Martha Stewart’s show, on Real Housewives, on BGM, on Skating with the Stars. You made your name, you sealed your Skinny brand. You got the man, the baby, the career, the money. If it was me I would have left it alone.

        • HD says:

          *show not sow. LOL!!

        • justanothermary says:

          I’ll tell you one thing, if they keep running that commercial of Bethanny whining about how hard it is to live this faulous life, I’ll not be watching the show. Her whining has really gotten to me and I just don’t want to hear it anymore. You make your bed, you lie in it.

  15. terry aley says:

    I was curious what happened to Patti Stanger’s assistant Chelsea Autumn from Millionaire Matchmaker. Esp. since after she left, it seemed that Patti never got a client beyond a first date.


    • Mimisfbay says:

      Thanks! I missed Chelsea and MM was better when she was on the show. The two goth people giving fashion advise and Patti’s abusive behavior is too much for me. I only read the recap here but I was curious about what happened to Chelsea. It was wierd that no one mentioned her departure at all.

    • HD says:

      I always wondered what happened to her. Nice interview.

  16. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    It is always so strange to me that grown people with brains actually think a medium or
    someone who claims they can see the future or have a “gift” actually still exist.
    These rich people should spend time trying to figure out why they think someone can tell them their future~for a price of course but can’t tell anyone anything really helpful like how to stop the wars or keep people from starving or being homeless.

  17. I don’t think Kim meant to do this but she revealed the sex of her baby. This is a tweet from her:

    Kimzolciak: I haven’t had the baby yet!! I’m due in June! But he is getting big in my belly 😉

    • HD says:

      You know and maybe this is just me…when Andy asked her what she was having she said, “we’re not saying yet”, is it just me or who cares? I can see not telling people you are pregnant until after the dreaded 3 month time passes 😦 but what is the big deal about revealing the sex of your baby? I knew it was a boy because when Andy said he was going with the medium lady she had this kind of funny look on her face.

      If she was holding out for some big payoff exclusive, then I am glad she made the “mistake”.

  18. Mimisfbay says:

    Quincy, this was really fun and I loved the pics and the links. I do hope that you get 1,000 comments!

    • quincyil says:

      I have no twitter friends. I am tweetless.

      Alas, I fear my dream will not come true.

      Discovering a secret wedding is not as good as next Sat’s information. I decided to blab what I know about everything. Sometimes in a tale from old, there is a bit of truth……

  19. LynnNChicago says:

    @KimZolciak: Ya all are right!!! I can’t believe it I messed up tweetin YES @biermann71 and I are happy to announce we are a having a baby BOY!!!

    Kim made a booboo

  20. twoile says:

    OT The NY Daily Newspaper has a pg 6 note on Kellys trip to Haiti, I’ve not been able to read this days offerings so hope I’m not repeating this offering


  21. Adgirl says:

    Another fabulous season courtesy of the fabulous Quincy!

  22. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    This is the most wonderful place to tell stories that I love to read everyday.
    Thank you for the beautiful tales ~Q
    And thank you Lynn for all the great recaps & information on our bravolebrities..
    How long are we boycotting? Have you heard anything yet from Bravo or Andy?
    I read on RT that that they had info previews from Bravo & it was easy to get upcoming event notices.
    Maybe they just meant from the Bravo website.
    Can’t wait to see Bethenny & probably will only watch Miami wives if the other channels are blank.

    • vilzvet says:

      LOL if the other channels are blank!!

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Really Vilzvet~
        I cannot wait to see Bethenny~we have no children so I am so excited to see someone who is 10 yrs younger than I am have one for the first time. I love the previews but I enjoy everything about her show. It cannot be easy having your first child at 40?
        I think Jason & the in laws are hysterical as well. I think her new show will do better than any of the other bravo shows.

        • vilzvet says:

          I’m sure it will. OC is starting next week so you may want to check that one out as well if you haven’t yet. I think this is it’s last year?

          • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

            I certainly will for sure. I didn’t know it was the last year. I have a feeling there’s going to be lots of whooooo whoooo ing. I have watched all the HW shows since they began too.
            Finally some peeps we know. I don’t know why we can’t keep the shows forever like our soaps? lol

  23. quincyil says:

    So.. I know that the ladies filmed in the med spa of Cindy, the new girl. I just can’t bring myself to write about a bunch of women sitting in the lobby fighting before they have treatments that are free because they are in the spa filming. I sat with the computer Word page forever, but I can’t force myself to do it.

    Season 4 is so incredibly boring because we have seen the women of the other shows do this so often. Do we really want to see Ramona’s under arm needle thing again?

    I know this is important to the Bravo stars because they get free treatments, but I am sick of it.

    • HD says:

      Remember the Atlanta women fought before they went to a spa treatment as well?

      Also, I would not want to see Ramona get injections again or another face lift, botox party, liposuction event, breast reduction or enhancement, lip enhancement, etc.

      Dang the more we talk the more I am really seeing this franchise for what it is.

      • quincyil says:

        Ramona keeps going because it’s free and she spends thousands every month on treatments.

        What they have right now are skirmishes between Alex and Jill. Everyone else is trying not to be thrown under the bus. I am positive that it is a snooze fest.

        I did a lot of research on Morocco and I know a lot about Sharia law and belly dancing so I have an advantage in writing about that trip. I also know how to play video poker in a casino. LOL.. Jill likes the nickle machines. rotfl. The stay at the Borgata. Bravo must have some kind of deal with that hotel. The NJ wives stayed there, NYC filmed there, and Bethenny filmed her bachelor/bachelorette weekend there.

  24. Adgirl says:

    Quincy this was the best episode so far. You really topped yourself. I feel like I was actually watching a real episode.
    Somehow I really like Simon and Alex renewing their vows. Probably, because it authentically comes from a “place of yes”. They love each other and he enjoys putting on a show.
    Mario & Ramona’s renewal had a sniff of insecurity to it. Vicki & Donn … well, we all know about that. All I got out of their renewal was it displayed the worse of Vicki – controlling and harping on money. I never doubted their love for each other but Vicki needs a real “take charge” guy and Donn just is not that type of man.
    Quincy I’m glad you didn’t cover the spa scene too. I hate these faux girl time get togethers. I want to see these ladies out and about doing real NY things. In earlier seasons I enjoyed the DeLesseps opening the stock exchange – now THAT is NY. Jill’s creaky joints benefit was interesting because of the all planning we got to see – also real NY. The fact the planning devolved into Bethenny and Kelly’s feud and later Jill’s meltdown about the signs were organic outcomes of a real NY social event made it more interesting,
    That’s what I demand of RHNY. Not mani peddies.

  25. HD says:

    Dang…I guess we are not the only ones that thought Miami was bad…

    LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Jason Hoppy and Bethenny Frankel return for Bethenny Ever After; but for Bravo, the premiere of Bethenny Ever After could not be soon enough. After this month’s atrocious premiere of Real Housewives of Miami which lost in the ratings to even a show about a pawn shop, Bravo is hoping to get back to its ratings success with its most beloved personality.

    The departure of Bethenny from Real Housewives of New York last year seemed sudden. Now a year later, after two lackluster franchises of DC and Miami Housewives, fans are anxious to get back to a family situational storyline. While Camille Grammer and Kyle Richards brought ratings success never before seen in Housewives history, Frankel has been a darling of fans both off and on screen.

    With Bethenny Ever After drawing top reviews in advance of Monday night’s premiere, Frankel should be back on top.

    With daughter Bryn, Jason Hoppy and Frankel are more about the SUV and the country this season as Bethenny moves far away from the plastic, Botox-filled, fake royalty-titled cast members of New York Housewives and the lives they lead.

    It couldn’t come sooner. How badly did Miami Housewives do in the ratings for its premiere? Miami was beat in its by countless shows including BET’s The Game and Lets Stay Together, Discovery’s Dirty Jobs and American Treasures, Food Network’s Chopped, History Channel’s Only in America, and MTV’s Teen Mom.

    • Sha2000 says:

      If they want to keep the ratings up for BEA they’ll edit out the inevitable bathroom & waxing, etc scenes.

    • vilzvet says:

      Wow did not know about how badly it was clobbered in its debut, this cannot be good news to Andy obviously. And it makes the boycott here all the more sweet!

  26. DJ Fruit Loops says:

    Off Topic
    finally watched housewifes of miami and im happy to report that all teh post about how boring it is must be some sort of mass hysteria as it is nothing of the kind and actually i enjoyed it a lot
    its def NOT a reworking of Miami Social and perhaps the people that claimed it was boring did so because for once everyone got along
    now of course that wont last there will be cat fights and bitchfest like every each of the series
    and its nice for a change to see a group of latinos in the franchise
    and hallf the cast is young and the other half not so young and teh age differences will make for an interesting show
    i know most of you have pledged to boycott this show but think about it
    The cast has done nothing
    is it really fair to take it out on them
    from the start i have said the boycott was all wrong and it isnt gonna do a thing for what your trying to accomplish
    find out who heads the publicity dept thats who you really wanna get ahold of to get what you want
    and even then that may not work
    but starting out with a open letter to Andy isnt gonna look too good for you in your quest either
    neither is bad mouthing him or the network its just gooona make you look amaturish and unprofessional
    which is the complete opposite from what your trying to achiev
    Love you Lynn this is all coming from a good place not from me trying to be a bitch

    • HD says:

      I did watch it and this was before the boycott. I was bored out of my mind. I don’t remember any names and the only woman I slightly remember was the one that is married to Scottie Pippen and I only remember her because who doesn’t know Scottie Pippen? 🙂

      I have watched Real Housewives since OC started and I was never bored with a cast. I am not sure why Miami is not sitting well with me. If you read the article above your post, I think it is pretty wide spread. It was a loss in the ratings world. And when it comes to TV that is what makes or breaks a show. Obviously, they lost. If more people want to watch a pawn shop show or even Chopped on Food Network, Houston we have a problem.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I caught the sneak preview and it was boring – Scotty Pippen was the highlight! Boycott or not – I wouldn’t watch this franchise. The ladies blogs were poorly written and the comments were sanitized – Bravo is losing it’s HW mojo.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Before the boycott I bowed out of this one.
          Think of HW shows as a stray animal, if I bring another one one, I will be the one out of the streets.

      • DJ Fruit Loops says:

        HD keep in mind it premiered w/o any fanfare at all as a sneak peak
        I wouldnt expect the ratings to be great then
        and yes i read that article above my post but I dont agree
        so far i like most of the cast and wasnt bored for a second maybe i have a higher threashold for pain then i thought LOL
        I can never remember any of the housewives names till halfway thru a season
        and initially i hated everyone on the oc but watched it anyway sort of like a train wreck you dont want to look but cant help yourselfs
        then when nyc came around i was so impressed by how much more fun it was till Kelly appeared then it was more like watch it just to see how low she could get
        Atlanta i loved from the start
        DC i loathed as much as i loved Atlanta
        but even loathing it there were people on it i grew to like
        im sure it will be teh same way for me with Miami
        unless Bravo decides to pull the plug
        i think if they hadnt deleayed NYC for it no one would have a problem with the show
        Windy Ciity i never read the bravo blogs so i wouldnt care if they were good or bad
        im loving watching them go to places ive been to in miami
        that one shop they went to for clothes was right around the corner from the hotel shelly which is whereJimmy & I would go year after year
        it was a super cheap place to stay for awhile ther
        under 100 bucks a night a 4 hour open bar and a daily continental breakfast PLUS they picked you up from the airport and brought u back thier on departure And was only half a block from the beach
        can you guys tell that i MISS going to miami LOL

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          I hated DC too when I first watched & now it’s ok.
          I think you are right about having something we love like NYC wives at the same time introducing us to new Miami wives we wouldn’t be so jaded.
          My feelings go back & forth about OC..
          Gretchen seems ok except for Slime~I mean Slade lol
          Don’t like Jesus Barbi
          Tamra we’ll have to see without that jerk around her
          neck. Vicky is icky~sorry she is just too controlling & I hate that.

    • jeang says:

      I am with you sister, a boycott of only one show is never going to get the desired results. All it produces is lesser interest and hits on the blogs. They are probably hoping for a bounce back once Betheny and Oc air. But they will still be wanting what they wanted before they boycotted Miami/and left other fans of their blogs high and dry.

  27. AZ Girl says:

    @Lynn: Looking at your Frontera Grill tweet. I did not know you lived so close to my old neighborhood. Old like 34 years ago. I am so past due going back to visit but with the economy I can’t afford it. Love that area.

  28. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    I wish they would keep the Ho Wives we started with as well but some need to be replaced. Kelly for example is dangerous period. The salamies are too sneaky & creepy.
    Like the Adams family when I see them. lol NeNe seems dangerous as well. It’s fun to see people every week that you come to love or hate. JZ
    That’s why is upsetting to me when they keep bringing new Ho wives without keeping the old Ho wives.
    That’s why I still watch All My Children & One Life To Live..At least you know some of these people and the writing for the most part has had me laughing like crazy. That’s what we need more of. Not plastic everything but something some of us can relate to & have a few laughs & tears. That’s why Bethenny’s show appeals to me because I can relate to her more than any other woman on Bravo. She hides nothing & knows all this is just ridiculous to take so seriously. Jason seems to be the same & that baby Bryn is such a doll. I enjoy seeing someone make their life work for them instead of it being handed to them & boring as hell.

    • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

      BaaBee – Did you see the Oprah show when they had Susan Lucci and all of her TV husbands on. I am not even a big fan of All My Children, but it was such a nice moment. She is really a classy lady, so gracious and polite. I have always like her. Her real life husband was on as well. He also seems to be just an all around great guy.

      I love, love, love Bethenny. Always have, from day one. I am looking foward to Bethenny Ever After as well.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Yes I did Lava Lady~it was fabulous..
        They do have some great men on One Life To Live too.
        I am not so happy with the story lines of either one of these soaps right now for some reason no one is allowed to be happy for five minutes. I used to laugh I lot more when I watched them.
        Oprah’s OWN show is pretty good so far as well. It 124 channel on our cable.
        Bethenny is a real doll~I have loved her from day one as well.

  29. DJ Fruit Loops says:

    BaaBee Loves Kitties
    i too watched all my children for like 4 ever BUT finnaly had to stop last year as i feel they ruined the show once and for all
    now mind you i atched since the very first eppy
    so i was real old school with the show but the day Erica started making out with Ryan i gagged so bad i almost threw up
    they ruined so many memories and characters it was no longer the show i grew up loving
    i went cold turkey

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Hi DJ~
      I was just telling Lava Lady same thing~the story lines on AMC & OLTL are just
      so bad. No is happy or having fun. I want drama & great stories but I watch to have a little unreality & they are getting so dark.
      I have watched both shows since 1980! lol

      • Sha2000 says:

        I’m a stay at home mom but I watch nothing during the day; sometimes have MSNBC (news) in the background for noise. My husband recently asked me if I watch soaps but I haven’t in more than 20 years, AMC was “my show” when I was home from work & I could always catch up & figure out what was going on, really liked it. I watch basically two channels MSNBC (I’m a political junkie) and Bravo; if I got hooked on a soap I’d never get anything done 🙂 …..how dark is the story line BaaBaa? Is it turning into Dark Shadows (I remember my mom watch it when I was a kid) with all this Twillight & vampire stupidity lol?

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          Hi Sha~
          No it would be great if they did turn into vampires~;)
          People just cheat on each other all the time, spouses die or are murdered. It just seems like there’s no humor like there used to be along with the drama. That’s why I stopped watching General Hospital too much spy shit.
          Someone is always getting pregnant with the wrong person. DNA tests galore on both AMC & OLTL. It just seems like the past 6 months or longer there is just no happiness or fun on these shows & the writers that used to be brilliant suck..
          I loved Dark Shadows. My first soap lol.
          I watch Jon Stewart *& *Stephen Colbert for my news & also MSNBC & HLN.

          • Sha2000 says:

            Yeah politics is a *real* soap opera! I guess AMC lost it’s humor when Myrtle Fargate left, I remember she was supposed to be funny in the beginning. I watched AMC on & off for years, it started for me back at my friends house one day when her mom had it on (70’s because we watched the Sonny & Cher show that night too), my mom forbid my sister & me to watch AMC but we’d sneak it in, that started me watching on & off until into my 20’s. I also watched Ryans Hope & I loved that show it was really good. Anyway, I actually met Ruth Warwick when I worked in the day-wear dept at SFA in the 80’s, I rang up her purchase & she was lovely & I could not believe I met Phoebe Wallingford!

  30. DJ Fruit Loops says:

    Bethenny Ever After is on Monday YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sha2000 says:

      I haven’t even scheduled the show on my dvr, although I think Bethenny is likable enough I just can’t get past the tmi scenes, it really was too much last season & I’m sure we’ll be treated to more now that they have dirty diapers to film. Also the whole following her life as a single New Yorker to getting married to having a baby and being a new mother; been there, just not that fascinating to me, maybe that’s why I’m not sure yet if I’ll even watch NY (also with it’s Ginger poo close-ups); hmmm bunch of women in NY not all that interesting for a native. I’m looking forward to OC, DC (yes I said it lol), BH (thank you Giggy for pooing in private), NJ only to watch for the pure ridiculousness that 75% of it is. Miami? Not sure yet if I like it or not….maybe this is why they cover so many cities, something for everyone. Anyway, obviously lol I watch too much tv one show less will do me some good & besides I can read about Bethenny here.

  31. ilovelynn says:

    alex mccord finally has a REAL photo in the style section of the sunday times. she was attending a fund raiser at the armory for bailey house, people living with HIV/aids. she looks beautiful. eat your heart out, jill zarin!

  32. klmh says:

    Weekly rundown of the New Jersey thieves beginning May 2011.

    Just don’t think I’ll be around to watch another housewife who declared bankruptcy with her husband show us how she fu*ked the rest of us.


    • vilzvet says:

      Whatttttt? An episode including “Joe” and “Tara” in the title?! I simply cannot believe that. Thanks for the link and for the May 7th premiere date plus the info about 28 episodes, that is a huge amount.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Hi klmh,
      I know & I’m with you but I can’t turn my gaze from this train wreck! Lol, I admit it!!! Like I said above I think they cover so many cities to cover different tastes & markets. Like I said above, Bethenney & NY I’m skipping, Atlanta I’d like too but I may watch to see how a baby changes Kim Z’s lifestyle, but that may only hold my interest for an episode or too. I like OC & BH the best & DC. NJ, I’m curious to see what T does in-light of the fact that the world knows they are in deep doodoo.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Holy cow Vilzvet I just clicked! We are going to see T go ballistic! Table flipping, hair pulling? No. Murder? Maybe lol, must see tv!

        • Sha2000 says:

          “Jacqueline Says Goodbye? June 4, 2011”

          Oh Please! That girl is like NyQuil for me, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, boring!!!!! lol!

          As for 28 episodes, that’s got to be a typo, they never do so many for any show on any network, plus there are only 15 titles listed…28 shows? Could we stomach it? 🙂

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