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

I Hate Jill Zarin  The Real Housewives of New York – Season Four
In our continuing story, Quincy shares her predictions for next season’s Real Housewives of New York (Based on a true story)

Episode 5

Those Were the Days

The most popular time to visit the Hamptons is the summer.  Sophisticated New Yorkers migrate to the lovely villages of the Hamptons for summer parties, shopping, and lunching with real housewives.  In the fall, families owning large estates enjoy the fall colors, quiet weekends, and filming their reality shows.

“The Real Housewives of New York” are in the Hamptons.  Mario and Ramona Singer throw an annual Columbus Day Party to celebrate the day that an Italian, Christopher Columbus, sailed for Queen Isabella of Spain and discovered a New World.


Guests are asked to wear colors of the Italian flag: green, white or red.  The wines served at the event are from Italy. Ramona’s own label of Pinot Grigio is being served for the first time. Traditional Italian games are played including bocce ball and one in which tables are tossed across the lawn. “The Real Housewives of New York City” and The Employer hope to film something worthy of Season Four at this event.

The tables have green, white and red plastic table cloths.  There are paper cups, paper dishes and plastic silverware.   There are tiny Italian flags stuck in bowls of pasta.

At Jill Zarin’s urging, Ramona uses a caterer from Hillside New Jersey, the infamous Giuseppe’s Pizzeria.  The dough tastes like frozen and the pizza’s arrive with little fingerprints in the sauce but the owners of Giuseppe’s are struggling and are forced to live in an apartment above the pizzeria so Ramona agreed to lend them a little support.


Jill Zarin glances at the table and says, “I can’t believe Ramona’s choice of food.  It’s so unhealthy.”  Ramona has a table set up where she sells her face creams and non religious jewelry to her guests.

“I can’t believe that Ramona didn’t tell me in advance so I could have tables with my girdles and my books for sale.” Jill tells her husband but Bobby is not listening.  “She should be giving the jewelry away, we’re friends not customers!”  Jill says as Bobby sips his Pinot Grigio with a straw out of a red paper cup; he thinks Ramona’s wine is actually quite good.


The Countess is in love with a French man who owns vineyards.  The Countess whispers to Jill, “I would never drink out of a paper cup.”  She sends her French lover to the stretch limo that they leased for the evening to get crystal glasses out of the limo’s cup holders.  When she finally samples Ramona’s wine, she wrinkles her nose. The Countess tells everyone at the party that her French lover’s wine is superior to Ramona’s Pinot Grigio.


Sonja Morgan is in attendance. She has no problem drinking from a paper cup as she often eats canned foods cooked in a toaster oven from paper plates over the sink in her very expensive, but sparsely decorated Manhattan townhouse. Sonja loved Ramona’s Pinot Grigio and sampled the other Italian wines during the long evening.  Sonja was having a wonderful time.


The song, “Volare” by Dean Martin is playing as guests wander by a local DJ table. Ramona never hires a live band.  Live bands don’t know the songs that Ramona loved when she was a young girl some years ago. Ramona is not sure how long ago it was as she can not remember.  Jill has never heard this song before and she reminds everyone that she is much younger than Ramona.  Jill’s husband Bobby loves this song, he remembers it fondly. Ramona and Mario are dancing in each others arms. They are enjoying “Turtle Time” and they usually do not listen to Jill Zarin’s complaints.

Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen and The New Girl, Cindy are sharing a pizza and enjoying their wine in green paper cups.  Alex asks Cindy about her seven month old twin daughters and they share stories of not sleeping and diaper mishaps.

The cameramen have stopped filming. They enjoy the wine and the pasta dishes. They gather at a table and check their blackberry’s.  They are bored and are planning to leave for Brooklyn soon.


Jill Zarin whispers to her husband Bobby, “I see the new girl is talking with Alex.  I need to write this down so that I can remember to add it to my “severe injury lists” for Alex and Cindy.”  Bobby is not listening to his wife, he is talking to a friend about real estate but Jill does not notice.  Jill sips a diet Coke from a white paper cup and thinks about filming with Alex McCord for The Employer. She knows that this year has to be different.  Her mind drifts to the designer fashion that she will wear to please her fans during filming at the reunion show forThe Employer. She smiles as she remembers how the fans loved her green 4 inch heels from Louboutin, the French shoe designer.


Ramona has had so much Pinot Grigio that she has forgotten that the Employer needs drama as she is sitting in a teak lawn chair almost falling asleep with a bottle in her hand.  The Employer would have loved that on film, but the cameramen did not catch that special moment.  The cameramen leave the dull party and head home to Brooklyn.

Many of the guests are leaving and they do not wake up the sleeping Ramona to say goodbye.  A few of them fall into the swimming pool as they cross the dark lawn on their way to the street and their cars.  The water is cold and it helps sober them up for the car ride home.

Sonja Morgan took an unexpected dip in the cold pool, climbing out of the pool she realizes her hair is completely ruined but it did sober her up enough to drive.


The next day, “The Real Housewives of New York City” are appearing at the open air Hamptons Bookfaire.  They have make up artists hiding their dark circles and blotchy skin. Hair stylists arrive to blow out their hair. This is a huge event.  Wealthy and famous people attend the event to be seen and mingle with authors who are wealthy and famous people.

Jill Zarin desperately wants to be considered an author so she instructed her publishers to enlarge her name on the cover of the book written by her sister with some input from her mother.  She is the famous one after all.

The Countess told stories of her fabulous life in Europe and in New York City to a well known ghost writer.  The Countess only has experience with the top members of Manhattan society so her observations on bad manners come from watching them eat and put on lipstick in restaurants at the table.

Kelly forgot to come to the Hamptons Bookfaire.  Kelly has her name on a picture book called, “The Bikini Book” with photos of models in tiny bikinis.  Men love her book. It is proudly displayed on coffee tables in bachelor pads throughout our nation.. Bobby Zarin keeps his copy of “The Bikini Book” in his mother’s basement with his Playboy collection of magazines. He visits his mother’s basement often.

Jill Zarin arrives early. Two young men follow Jill pushing carts with boxes of books.  The books are placed in stacks next to the table assigned to her.  The boxes are dusty as they are kept in the basement of Zarin Fabrics in China Town, Manhattan.  Bobby watches the men arrange the books on the table as Jill begins her interviews with the press.


Jill’s dog Ginger is perched in Bobby’s arm and she snaps at people as they pass by.  Jill  notices that Alex and Simon are each carrying a box of their books to a table on the other side of the large tent and Jill becomes flustered. Jill has made negative comments to friends about their book and does not want a confrontation.  Jill has commented online too, but that is a secret that this Jewish Mother wants to keep.


Simon notices Bobby and rushes over to greet him with a friendly handshake. Ginger snaps but misses Simon’s outstretched hand.  Jill is not happy and wanders away from their table.  Bobby does not care.  He is sick of hearing about this book and just hopes to sell them all so he does not have to have men drag them back to Zarin Fabric’s basement.

The Countess stops by Jill’s table. The Countess’s French lover puts half a dozen of her book on manners on display for Jill to sell.  It would not be good manners for a Countess to sell her own book.  Besides her feet are killing her in these boots.  The lovers leave before anyone can ask for a signature.


A reporter notices that Jill is under stress and befriends her asking questions about the book and begins to compliment her.  The reporter asks about Susan Saunders and Amazongate.  The reporter had seen the original posts from Susan Saunders who was extremely upset about the negative reviews of Jill Zarin’s book, “Secrets of a Jewish Mother.”   The reporter asked Jill if there was any truth to the rumors online that she had asked Doree Shafrir, a journalist, to write a positive review of her book on Amazon.  Jill began to share and before she realized what was happening, her yenta came out.  Jill blurted out, “Everybody does it.” The reporter pushed, he sensed Jill was ready to talk, Jill Zarin added, “I haven’t commented on that.”  Finally in frustration and trying to walk away, Jill confessed, “The reviews came from my account. That’s all I’m saying.”  Upset and still reeling from what she’d just said, Jill told Bobby that she had to go back to their rented mansion immediately and left Bobby standing there with Ginger and hundreds of unsigned books.


As Jill speeds away in her Ferrari fleeing to their rented beachfront home, she realizes all is not lost.  The reporter who had tricked her into admitting that the reviews  on Amazon had come from her account was a small time nobody from a  tiny Internet site.  Even if he did report her admission of guilt, no one would read it. Jill convinces herself that he probably did not hear her anyway.

Back at the party the same reporter is talking to yet another cast member.

Alex saw Jill escaping and almost in tears.  She felt sorry for Jill. Alex wanted to help Jill as they were fellow employees and they had to work together for five months of the year. Jill is “the center of a group of people” and without her, there would be no group of people.  Alex needs to make a living in Brooklyn.


Back in New York an undisclosed source sent the owner of “THAT blog!” a copy of the interview that included Jill’s admission of guilt. She published the link and shared the news with members of “THAT blog!” who were shocked that Jill Zarin actually admitted that the account belonged to her.
Jill is furious and screams at her assistant Darrin to get that reporter on the phone, she has a few choice words for him!

The owner of “THAT blog!” keeps lists too, but her lists are online and available at “THAT blog!”
To Be Continued…

One of the horrible comments left on Amazon.com for Alex and Simon’s book during Amazongate.  The comment has since been removed.

“I had thought I had seen everything. But to see these two clowns write a book about parenting is hysterical! Their cast mate Bethanny Frankel once said of them and I quote “These two would climb through a vent to get into a good party!” Well, it seems that they followed Ms. Frankel through a vent and crawled their way into a publishing house! How else could this have gotten published? Let’s review. Their kids are animals, appear dumb and disoriented, lack manners and are unkempt. They have also been seen on their television show, tearing apart a party at a lovely eatery and climbing up and biting the Countess Luann’s leg! And I am suppose to listen to anything these “parents” have to say?? As for these parents, they are strange, sexual deviants, and are broke. They are self claimed to have met on CRAIGSLIST for a SEXUAL encounter! They reside in Crooklyn, New York, in a townhouse that could be used for an S&M movie. Gay husband included! Scary stuff. I honestly hated this book. Chapter 6 was worthless and the parts that say they are “lessons” are a joke. The writing is poor and the book itself is poorly edited. Very little worthwhile material. Don’t open the cover folks, Johan might pop out and bite you too!!!”

Thank you Quincy as well for your latest installment of I Love Jill Zarin Blog within a blog on the prairie – reprinted here:
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.”

http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-HELMUT-LANG-Membrane-Leggings-Sz-6-275-Jill-Zarin-/200579572829?pt=US_CSA_WC_Pants&hash=item2eb379645d

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

http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/selling-nonprofit.htm

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!

http://www.shoplindasstuff.com/3-designers.htm

http://stores.ebay.com/Lindas-Stuff

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!

http://www.celebritytweet.com/Jillzarin/link/28655235144617984/

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.

by:  QuincyIL

Thanks Quincy, here’s my two cents:

Here is the letter that Linda’s Stuff Clients received:

I join Quincy in her admiration for the Real Housewives of New York for their charitable donations.  I’m a bit more skeptical than Quincy is, however, and I question a few things in her story.  Why would Jill donate her items to a consignment shop in Pennsylvania when there must be dozens of them in New York City?

Why wouldn’t Jill just donate the clothes directly to a charity like Henry Buhl’s?  Her good friend Luann works closely with this charity and we watched last year as Jill helped Luann collect fashions from Ramona’s closet.

Is it possible that Ramona was right and Jill doesn’t return some of these designer duds that she borrows?  Maybe she’s sending them all the way to Pennsylvania so they’re not recognized in New York City?  Quincy pointed out that Ebay has outlined their guidelines for charity auctions, why don’t the auctions for Jill’s clothing follow those guidelines?  Linda’s consignment shop is not a charity and will most likely be taking some of the proceeds, why go that route when Jill could give 100% of the profits directly to charity if she wasn’t using a consignment shop in Pennsylvania?  Finally why doesn’t Jill reveal which charities the proceeds will be sent to from these auctions?

It sounds like Jill will be receiving the proceeds in hand and then will donate the funds as she sees fit.  That is wonderful except she is going through a whole lot of trouble shipping her clothes to Pennsylvania then collecting the money and finally forwarding it on to charity.  It would be so much easier to send the clothing directly to a charity who would sell them and keep 100% of the profits.

These are just a few questions for Quincy’s ILJZ readers to ponder.  Otherwise, way to go Jill Zarin!

Until Next Time…

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

  1. Sha2000 says:

    “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”

    Well Said Quincy!!!!

  2. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Q You are brilliant as usual. Makes me miss them all the more.
    Can’t wait for Bethenny tomorrow finally & OC soon I heard.
    It’s unbelievable how some people seem to have not been born with the ability to be honest or humble or charitable. Thanks again JZ for bringing us all together.

    • Sha2000 says:

      OC a week from today, that I’m looking forward to watching, it seems like they have been gone for a long while.

    • quincyil says:

      Lynn does a ton of work getting photographs and editing. The funniest parts come from Lynn.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Both of you make me laugh & think which is why this site & all who are here mean so much to me.
        I Love All Of Our Lynn Family.
        I have always loved reading & writing. I wanted to be a writer or a teacher of some kind back when I was in college.
        My first hubby got cancer & I had to quit to take care of him.
        He died 4 months after he found out & I stayed with him 24/7
        & it was so unbelievable. He was 53 & I was 34. That was back in 1993. I remarried a couple of yrs later & went to a business school & got a computer business degree with a 3.8 grade.
        Then my second hubby died of a heart attack after 7 yrs together. That is how I ended up down here with mama.
        And now Allan & I have been together 10 yrs in July.
        But I always loved school & classes & homework..

  3. WindyCityWondering says:

    Charity takes many forms – Jill’s policy may be that whatever she sells she may be thinking about giving a portion of that to a charity that she can then tweet about thus combining charity and PR together. She is a saavy business woman afterall! And she nicely leaves the charities that require contributions, attendance and actual physical labor to those who are better suited to this type of charitable work.

    • Sha2000 says:

      She did have that charity for her daughters condition (can’t recall what it was); remember when they asked Kelly for some help? I’m sure that must take her some effort…

  4. Dani says:

    quincyil, loved this blog. You are too funny!!!

    • quincyil says:

      Real City Housewife gave yesterday’s blog a shout out. If Bravo won’t give us Season Four of NYC, we will make it up ourselves. We know so much from twitter remarks and articles on line, that we have a white board just as good as that belonging to the producers of RHNYC. We have the advantage that we can create drama and control our stars. If only Jill Zarin would listen to the Employer.

  5. VincenzoNewYork says:

    This season is spectacular! Thank you Quincy for providing the readers here with a story line that is funny and stimulating!

  6. quincyil says:

    I would like to add that I purchased, “Little Kids, Big City” by Alex and Simon when I was babysitting my granddaughter in CT. They were on tour and I wanted to go to a book signing, but I didn’t want to bother my daughter when she was tired from working long hours. I read about that signing and wished I had gone.

    I loved the book. I read a lot and I loved the way they divided to book so you had thoughts from Alex, then thoughts from Simon. I loved that they included early life experiences and honored their mothers.

    Because my book came from a bookstore, I didn’t feel right about publishing somethine on Amazon, but I have to tell you that I would have given the book five stars and told Grandmothers to read it when their grandchildren are napping.

    My book was left on the bed table in CT. The other grandmother enjoyed reading it and several other people have told my daughter it was a fun book to read.

    Know That! Susan Saunders rotfl

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Cannot believe how awful the comments that JZ left about Alex & Simon’s book.
      Her mind is extremely cruel & her actions are like that of few that I have ever known.

  7. Kansas Girl says:

    We’re having thunder fog here! It’s as dark as late evening because the fog has gotten so heavy. Where’s WSL? I know she loves this crazy kind of weather!

  8. Kansas Girl says:

    On further investigation, I can assure you spring is nearly here. We have a severe thunderstorm headed at us. Look: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=TWX&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes Don’t you wish you were here (in my basement)!

  9. @tweatcyn says:

    Fun blog quincy, and lynn. like the addition of photos. I bought LKBC at Alex and Simon’s booksigning last May in Costa Mesa, Ca. (See family the pic on lynn’s family album). It was a priviledge to meet them. They are charming and so it their book. I don’t even have kids and I really enjoyed it.

    In case my previous msg did not post (doesn’t appear to have), I want to let you all know that i have a new post up at http://www.tweattwaddle.blogspot.com. I recapped the Amanda Knox story on Lifetime last night. Hope you’ll take a peak. It was a two hour tv movie so it’s a bit long.

    Happy Oscar night folks. Looking forward to the pre-show fashions. That’s the best part.

  10. AZ Girl says:

    Jill Tweet 16 hours ago ” On a plane and rearranged first class so I could sit next to bobby”. Why would you have to rearrange ALL of first class to sit next to your husband? Pain in the a####s

    • Nancy says:

      She is too #%$#*&! much!! Why isn’t she at an Oscar party? Oh I know why…she wasn’t up for one. Stupid me!

    • PJ says:

      Ok call me crazy but when you book a flight don’t they seat you next to the person you’re traveling with? So why would Jill have to rearrange things to sit next to Bawby. It couldn’t be that she just want to let people know she was in first class could it. Or maybe they bumped her up from steerage because she is such a big star. Who cares about Jill Zarin?

    • klmh says:

      I think she meant she was in coach and changed to 1st. They probably didn’t give her a first class ticket for free, so she had to upgrade…

    • boston02127 says:

      That’s just Jill being Jill. The fabulous life of JZ (cough cough) She’ll never tweet that she’s had a bad day. Tired of working or her feet hurt from
      volunteering all day. Jill likes to think she has a fab life. Puke.

  11. OneMoreInBoston says:

    whew! I have been off my computer for a few days and finally am caught up on IHJZ.

    Q- you outdid yourself these last 2 NY blogs- very well done.

    missed everyone!

  12. OneMoreInBoston says:

    so slightly off topic:

    Jill’s maiden name is Kamen. Her middle name is Susan (nope-I’m not kidding- it really is)

    Is this Our Jill Zarin?

    http://vlex.com/vid/jill-kamen-kemper-financial-cash-equivalent-37676732

    • quincyil says:

      Welcome back one more in Boston. I think everyone spent the day getting ready for the Oscars. LOL.

    • boston02127 says:

      OMIB–What does it all mean about Jill? Please tell me she’s in trouble. Make my day!

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        no my darling…she’s not in trouble. She makes trouble remember?

        It looks like there was a Jill S. Kamen involved in some type of a lawsuit with Kemper Financial over mutual funds in the early 90’s but no proof it’s ***our*** Jill Z.

        I thought it was an interesting coincidence, but greater legal minds than mine are diligently scouring the web for any wrongdoing as we speak. oops-write 😉

  13. cdnfillie58 says:

    Great blog Quincy …. Geez between catching up here and RCHW site…I missed the fact that it’s raining here instead of snowing … And that I haven’t done my weekend housework yet… I’m open to offers 😉

  14. boston02127 says:

    Funny blog Quincy! Thx.

  15. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet: (she’s in Aspen)
    Typical chairlift pic
    http://yfrog.com/h387080353j

    Does anyone else think her hat is ridiculous for a woman her age? I wouldn’t wear that hat if it was 10 degrees outside with 50 mph winds. It’s almost as if she likes to look like a child (or an idiot).

  16. HD says:

    Just stopped by to say hi! It’s so quiet around here, I guess everyone decided to watch the Oscars or reruns of the OC. I miss the hustle and bustle- somedays that keeps me going. 🙂

    • quincyil says:

      I don’t know any of the movies. We watch them when they come on HBO.

      • HD says:

        I haven’t seen of the movies either. I have an interest in some of them. I didn’t even watch the fashions so I missed Camille and her coverage.

        • DJ Fruit Loops says:

          ive seen a few of the nominated ones i always try to
          The Kings Speech DEF deserved that win and so did Colin Firth
          his co star Geoffry Rush was robbed he so deserved to win for that part but lost to Christian Bale who is a awesome actor i just didnt think he was better
          Natalie Portman def deserved the win for Black Swan ifyou want to see an actress play a character that is coming unglued this is the pic to watch

          James Franco coming out in drag ad announcing he had just been texted by Charlie Sheen cracked me up
          but no one was funnier (and tragicly more awkward) then Kirk Douglas bless him
          Anne Hathaway was as charming as ever
          You can just tell she was so excited to be there hosting
          someone please tell Marrissa to return her prom dress LOL sheesh
          other then she there were not too many fashion disasters Gwennyth possibly on the fence with her gown
          Jennifer Hudson in her new slimmed down body looked amazing Cate Blanchatt whom is usuually so put together took a risk with that gown it wouldnt have worked on anyone but her
          and miracle of miracles they only ran 10 minutes over

          • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

            I was so afraid that when Jennifer Hudson was being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest she was going to have a wardrobe malfunction. She looked beautiful, but from certain angles, I think more was revealed than she probably would have wanted? Maybe just a touch more fabric over the bustline would have been better??

        • vilzvet says:

          Don’t you mean her “uncoverage”! I missed catching her, wonder what she was wearing and how she did. Was she conducting interviews on the red carpet?

          • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

            I caught of few minutes of her – she was very critical during the time I saw her, overly critical I would say.

            • DJ Fruit Loops says:

              critical of who and was this on e cause when she was with Ryan she was being a total class act there were lots of women there wearing much more revealing gowns

              • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

                Yes, When Jennifer Hudson was with Ryan, and turned her body to one side, I thought maybe there should have been more fabric. I actually thought most of the women were more covered up than usual, so maybe that is why I found Jennifer Hudson’s gown a little skimpy on top. I did think she looked beautiful, just feel she need a little more fabric on top.

                I saw Camille on CNN and in the part I saw she was being very critical.

                • DJ Fruit Loops says:

                  oh lol im such a dope i thought you meant j hudson was too critical LMAO
                  i was saying what could she have said now that i know you meant Camile i cant agree more
                  Jennifers dress was a versache so i expected it to be that way i think losing all that weight made her want to show just how sexy she can be

          • DJ Fruit Loops says:

            she wore a form fitting tangerine gown
            http://socialitelife.com/jennifer-hudson-2011-academy-awards-02-2011

            yes you can see she has breast
            if im not mistaken dont most women LOL

    • Sha2000 says:

      Hi HD,
      Amazing Race & Big Love fore me tonight. Did catch some E! pre-show & LOVED Hillary Swanks gown, gorgeous! I had no idea it was tonight, what channel was Camille on?

      Here’s the dress in case you missed it!
      http://justjared.buzznet.com/2011/02/27/hilary-swank-oscars-2011-red-carpet/

      • HD says:

        OMG!! Another Big Love Fan!! I love that show!

        • DJ Fruit Loops says:

          sad that THIS is Big Loves LAST season im dont know about you 2 but for me this is the best season and i think they could have run another couple of seasons

          didnt you think Grace Zabriski was gonna stab bruce dern last week i was watching all the beach scenes with my hands over my eyes just in case
          LOVE Bruce Campbel so it was nice to see him show up

          • HD says:

            I love this season! It is nice to see the women kind of stepping out on their own and doing their own thing. Bill always seemed so selfish to me. I hate that this is the last season and I wonder what is going to happen. I wonder if someone is going to out Albie? Now it is really getting good with it coming out about Marge and her being 16 when she was “sealed”. Bill is about to go through the ringer!

            • DJ Fruit Loops says:

              i so agree about Bill and he doesnt even see why he doesnt want to give that power to Barb
              i didnt see last nights yet but taped it
              isnt it funny that this season all the wives are just bickering all the time I think Barb would leave Bill once and for all if there had been another season
              I think Albies got more problems heading his way then worrying about being outted i think that new guy that tried to kill Bills partner is gonna off him

        • HD says:

          @Sha200-So does this mean that Barb is not a part of the family anymore?

          • Sha2000 says:

            Lol, spoiler alert!!!! Haha! My husband is out of town & just called & the dog needed to go out & ran into a neighbor…so…. I haven’t turned on Big Love yet 🙂 all good HD, you gave me a well needed chuckle, it’s been a long week. I’ll watch & try to catch up with you & chat about it tomorrow; going to watch it in bed now.

            Have a great night!
            Susan

        • HD says:

          Something about Camille looked off like she had something wrong with her face. Other than that, I am sure she did fine. That is her area, the glam, the money, the clothes. Did she say the woman’s shoes looked like she got them from Payless? Bad plug for Payless. Payless does have some cute shoes sometimes. I own a few pair.

          • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

            I think she looked very pale, like her foundation was too light, lipstick too light, etc.

          • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

            I am so excited; the Marshalls by me opened up a shoes only store – The Marshalls Shoe Shop.

        • DJ Fruit Loops says:

          Michelle Williams looked beautiful a lil washed out with the make up but she looked great only Camille could turn that into a low class moment regarding the shoes and when she talked about only a 20 year old could get away with NIPPLES i wanted to say bitch you are crazy

  17. boston02127 says:

    The Fix (from an email)

    Dear Mr. President,
    Please find below a suggestion for fixing America ‘s economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.

    You can call it the “Patriotic Retirement Plan”:

    There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

    1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.

    2) They MUST buy a new AMERICAN Car. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.

    3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.

    It can’t get any easier than that!

    P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress pay their taxes.

    Mr. President, while you’re at it, make Congress retire on Social Security and Medicare. I’ll bet both programs would be fixed pronto.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Obama is a good man, he’d sign it but congress would never pass it, especially the current one. I’d like to see a pay cut for congress; $175k per senator is ridiculous. It’s been that high for years & years but once again they’d never vote to do it….

  18. boston02127 says:

    Irish Compassion

    A man was sitting on a blanket at the beach. He had no arms and no legs.
    Three women, from England, Wales, and Ireland, were walking past and felt sorry for the poor man.

    The English woman said “Have you ever had a hug?” The man said “No,” so she gave him a hug and walked on.

    The Welsh woman said, “Have you ever had a kiss?” The man said, “No,” so she gave him a kiss and walked on.

    The Irish woman came to him and said, “‘ave ya ever been fooked, lad?” The man broke into a big smile and said, “No”..

    She said, “Aye, ya will be when the tide comes in. ”

    (from an email)

  19. terry aley says:

    You’ve all heard about the NJ HW bar brawl in the Dominican Republic by now I’m sure. But I wanted to see how Caroline Manzo would look after the brawl. If she was involved of course. Which I’m not saying she ever was. http://terryaley.com/2011/02/27/chaos-in-the-dominican-republic-real-housewives-of-new-jersey-on-the-scene/

  20. Mimisfbay says:

    OMG, that was hilarious! Thanks. It’s good to be Irish

  21. lillybee says:

    I found some of Top Chef, Carla Hall’s modeling pictures on I village. She had a very interesting look.

  22. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    I had some sad news last night from mama. My great Aunt Margret who turned 95 last Dec. will not be with us much longer. They put her on a morphine drip last night & they don’t expect her to last more than a few days if that. She was a second mama to my mama & her sister. She was a hairdresser & had a little shop in the back of her home in Nashville. I would always say what is that smell & it was the perm solution. I was the only child who didn’t get one because my hair is so curly. I spoke to her when she came to visit mama & sister 2 yrs ago. She was still sharp as a tack as so funny. Allan met her & fell in love with her as well. She said to me once..”You know your mama can be quite mean sometimes & we laughed like crazy because it was true.
    Anyways I will miss her so much. One of few who told you the truth but in a gentle way.
    The women in our family on mama’s side have lived very long lives & they live them to the fullest.
    Thanks for being here & listening.

    • vilzvet says:

      Ah, a good long life was had. She was blessed, let’s hope she goes in peace. We also just celebrated my great Aunt’s 102nd birthday this weekend. Also sharp as a tack, and her baby sister of 92 still drives and bakes for her granddaughter’s restaurant.

      • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

        I so admire longevity. Sadly it does not run in my family. My mother died at 62; it makes me sad to think of how much she has missed. How nice for your Aunt to live so long, so well, surrounded by family. And to be so loved. It will be sad when she passes, but the memories will be lovely.

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          Thank you Lava Lady~You will change that in your family.
          Just take care of yourself & do what dr. says 🙂
          I have lost so many in what seems like a short time I wish that the people in my family who continue to think life is forever will change some of their ways & keep in contact with the people we love..

        • vilzvet says:

          We have both in my family, short tragic deaths and a few who have lived long and well. My great Aunt’s sister was my grandmother who I barely knew, she died when I was 5, so she was only around 65. Her daughter, my aunt, was only 59 of a heart attack, and my aunt’s son, my wonderful first cousin, was only 33 of a brain tumor 3 years later. Thankfully my aunt went first, she never would have survived losing her son like that. Oh well….enough sad stories, let’s have some laughs!

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Thank you Vilzvet~she was at that.
        I just spoke to my mama & she said they are right in the severe thunderstorm right now. Has not been able to get through..
        I admire these women so much & you for being such a sweetie.
        Aunt Margret told mama & Auntie Joyce that she is ready to go..
        She has a lot of people who love her & family is with her now.
        They live about 2 hours from us in Eva TN.

        • vilzvet says:

          Ooh I have a cousin in Greenville, would love to go visit him down there. It looks beautiful.

          • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

            That’s where Allan’s sister used to live then her & her family moved back to Bowling Green where Allan’s family lived for 40 yrs.
            It is very beautiful in Kentucky everywhere.
            I miss public transportation though 😉
            Where are you? Forgive me if you told me already my mind is a bit menapausal sp. lol

            • vilzvet says:

              Up on Long Island, NY. My cousin has 6 acres which sounds like heaven to me.

              • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

                I lived in Freeport with my 1st hubby for 11 yrs on the canal there. My family also lived in Bluepoint for 4 yrs. Long Island was my favorite with Rockaway Beach for 4 yrs a close second.

    • boston02127 says:

      @BaaBee Loves Kitties–I’m sorry for what you’re going thru. When my mom went in the hospital on Thanksgiving, she did not want to be treated for anything. (she had a living will). After a few days there the doctors put her on a morphine drip also. They let me stay with her the whole time and even had a little pull out bed for me. Late at night I would crawl in the hospital bed with her and hold her. Because she was on the morphine drip & adavan (sp) it was very peaceful for her and she did not suffer.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Thank you boston~you are all sweet angels..
        I just spoke to mama & she got through to Auntie Joyce & Auntie Margret is still on drip & as peaceful as can be thankfully for those drugs.
        My mama has a living will & she is 80. I am so sorry for your loss as well.

  23. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Now we have tornado warnings & flash flood warnings…scary I will never get used to these. I lived 30 yrs in NYC & survived quite a bit. These tornado’s are absolutely the most horrible things in the south. Last one was 1 mile away~that was 2 days ago.

  24. HD says:

    Watching New York…I love watching these shows knowing what I know now…

    Now that I rewatch it, Alex should not have delivered that message (B’s done), period but if she felt so compelled she should have told Jill on her own and not in the group and especially since they were about to toast B’s pregnancy. She should have left well enough alone.

  25. vilzvet says:

    Oh no, Newsday the NY paper which is widely read here and a top newspaper, gave a crummy review of Bethenny Ever After. Here are some excerpts:
    “It’s Bethenny who’s the baby in this reality show. While Frankel’s accomplishments are laudable, the way she treats others leaves something to be desired. The tearful moments here are not when poor, poor Frankel cries about not feeling loved by parents, but when her inlaws show how desperate they are to have as much face time as possible with their first grandchild. Instead of appreciating how much they adore her and wanting to encourage that bonding, Frankel pushes them away, pointing out that she needs family alone time (even on holidays) and, by the way, that she might be moving the family to California to pursue new opportunities. Grade: C+”

  26. boston02127 says:

    Big Red’s newsletter:

    Hello everyone,
    Rarely do I just send out a promotional newsletter but since we are doing so many things this week it may seem that way.

    We just came home from a week in Las Vegas. We stayed at the Encore Hotel in their salon suite. About 2000 ft. Beautiful. The Encore has the nicest SPA in the country but needs to offer more specialized treatments. Every meal was gourmet but by far the BEST meal was at Botero at The Wynn Encore. We had the Kobe beef (worth the money!) and the rib eye with bone and chimichurri sauce. TO DIE. That is all I will say. If you go to Vegas…you must try it. Bobby won a few bucks so we went shopping of course. I bought the cutest square black skin bag with a gold chain, Tre Chic and a few other items. Recently I started wearing flats so I bought my first pair of Chanel black flats. I live for them. How did I ever get by without flats? All I wore were boots and heels. If you never wore flats…try them!
    Bobby’s birthday was Sunday but we have been celebrating all month! We were invited to a friend’s house to watch the Oscars in their home theater. How cool is that? We will be celebrating all month ending with a family cruise in a few weeks. I can’t wait to go already!
    We are proud to announce that Secrets Of A Jewish Mother will be released in paperback Tuesday, March 1. It contains an added chapter on “bullying” I think you will find very interesting.

    Mom and Dad arrive in New York City Tuesday morning as well. We have an early start to our final book tour for Secrets. One of the reasons we did this was to do this together as a family. I am already getting sad anticipating them leaving! I am a little nuts, I know!

    I know alot of you wanted me to call you the night an episode of Housewives airs, but couldn’t afford to buy 10 copies of the book. As a special offer for all of you…if you buy only 3 copies of the paperback version of Secrets Of A Jewish Mother, I will call you at an agreed upon time to say HI! When you read Secrets…you may have some questions and you can ask me on the phone yourself! Simply email me your receipt to jill@jillzarin.com.

    Our up coming schedule is to the left…I hope to meet you soon!
    Love, Jill
    XO

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      I am glad I already had breakfast~what a hedonist.
      She really makes me ill. At least it got my mind off other things for a while.
      What a jerk she is. Gee I never thought of wearing flats especially while in my 1 bedroom apt. that is part of a duplex & we rent the downstairs with a very pretty yard & lots of wild birds that is smaller than her hotel room.
      She is not only an ego maniac, she is a piece of crap.

      • boston02127 says:

        @BaaBee Loves Kitties —Isn’t she sickening!!! She really thinks the world revolves around her.

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          She needs a good smack lol
          or shake some sense into her. I hate violence but some people I would just love to once~Kelly for example too.
          I cannot believe she writes all those things & doesn’t think it hurts for people who may not have a Bawwwby..lol
          Or be able to do any of those things ever.

    • HD says:

      Who in the hell would buy three copies of that book? She is delusional!

    • vilzvet says:

      An added chapter on bullying, well whoopie dee she is surely the expert. What a piece of crap that was to read.

  27. lovethis! says:

    LOVE EVERY BLOG you guys! Such good work! Donating to charity my ass…Hey, I’ve got a bridge.

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