I Hate Jill Zarin Monday Housewives News Feb 28, 2011
Camille Grammer from the Red Carpet at the Oscars CNN
Camille didn’t interview celebrities, rather she was co-hosting the show, along with several others, commenting on fashion and their chances at taking home the Oscar, then they sent the feed down to the red carpet where someone else spoke directly to the celebrities. Camille was introduced no less than twenty times after each commercial break they seemed to reintroduce her and I found it very odd that each and every time they added, “Star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Was that in her contract that they had to plug the show a dozen times? Or was this something that Camille wanted announced frequently? If so…WHY?
This isn’t E! or Bravo, this is CNN and I doubt viewers really cared that she was a Real Housewife especially the 10th time it was mentioned, besides she quit Housewives so why keep announcing it? All in all Camille’s input into the Pre-Oscar show on CNN was minimal and added nothing to the program. That said Camille is growing on me, I actually like her but her appearance was basically a waste of Camille Grammer. She didn’t like any of the dresses, as she tried to throw out zingers, they fell flat with her flat co-host. He must have drawn the short straw over at CNN to get this assignment.
Camille tweeted before the show that she was nervous, completely understandable. DC Housewife Lynda Erkiletian tweeted to Camille:
@TheRealLyndaDC TO: @TheRealCamilleG so the day has finally arrived. I can see from the tweets you have tons of support. Just wanted to wish you the best 2nite.
I think the two housewives have bonded over the “Real” in their Twitter names, it is nice to see Housewives supporting each other. Later Lynda tweeted that she wasn’t able to get Camille’s broadcast in DC so she missed seeing Camille’s debut. Did Lynda forget to pay her cable bill? (kidding!)
During Camille’s appearance on CNN, they did dare to utter her ex-husband’s name as her co-host asked her if Kelsey Grammer would prepare acceptance speeches for award ceremonies. As the guy made it sound like a crime if celebrities fail to prepare ready made speeches, Camille happily told him that Kelsey never prepared a speech, he would wing it, then added how very talented he was to be able to do that. Here is a video of one of those Emmy speeches as Camille looks on…
CNN’s Oscar coverage switched from the broadcast booth to the red carpet with an animated gold Oscar sliding across the screen and a screeching noise like nails on a chalkboard was played, it was horribly obnoxious. Camille rotated into the broadcast with two other co-hosts, what is CNN doing? What a mess! The entire broadcast was shaky, unorganized, awkward and really dull.
After the broadcast, Camille tweeted:
@TheRealCamilleG: Now I can breathe….. And relax
Camille’s ex husband Kelsey Grammer wasted no time as a single guy, he is already re-married (apparently again with no pre-nup) with is son in attendance but not his daughter, read about it here:
Are Reality Stars taking over New York Fashion Week?
Are reality stars taking over Fashion Week in New York City forcing the A list starts to stay away? It sure seems like it as the Mercedes Benz Tents overflow with the likes of Jill Zarin and Kim Kardashian while Scarlett Johansen, Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore stay away. Formerly regulars at New York Fashion week, many of the A List celebrities, we’ve seen attending in the past are worthy of note only due to their glaring absence.
Even Caroline Manzo’s son’s were seen and Johnny Weir made an appearance, do the A list stars want to be seen at the same events?
The real A List stars apparently attend Paris and London Fashion Week these days.
Jodie Foster and Jessica Alba attended Paris Fashion Week but where were they when Mercedes Benz hosted New York’s Fashion Week? Do you suppose these ladies are willing to sit in the front row next to Caroline Manzo and Ramona Singer?
Even London Fashion Week attracted stars likes Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth but both stars skipped New York’s festivities.
Just three years ago, Jennifer Lopez, Uma Thurman and Eva Longoria attended New York Fashion week in support of Diane Von Furstenberg but who was at DVF’s show this year? Well, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen were there.
As recently as 2008 Renee Zelwegger, Winona Rider, Ellen Pompeo and Nicole Ritchie were spotted attending Caroline Herrera’s show in the tents but none where to be found this year as this year Eonline actually counted Jill Zarin as one of the five biggest celebrities at New York Fashion Week. She is joined in the top five by High School Musical’s, Vanessa Hudgens and rapper Kayne West. Doesn’t that give you the shivers?
All is not lost, Melissa and Joan Rivers, Ramona Singer and Elisabeth Hasselback were all in attendance this season.
Fergie was snapped attending a few shows and Debra Messing put in an appearance, how do the designers feel about this change in their audience? Will their clothing get the same exposure appearing on Jill Zarin walking the red carpet as it would on Halle Berry’s lovely figure?
Jill had a rude conversation with a “fan” on Twitter, and this time, it wasn’t me!
@JillZarin: On plane. I rearranged everyone in first class so I could sit next to bobby? His bday in tomorrow. Kiss at midnight!
TO @JillZarin: so you’re that annoying person who wants to play musical chairs on a damn plane? I HATE people like u! Especially in first class
@JillZarin: Too bad!
TO: @JillZarin: Do you realize just how obnoxious you are? This isn’t your world Jill. No wonder people hate you!!
@JillZarin: Thank you for birthday wishes! I will tell Bobby!
This “fan” did NOT send Birthday wishes to Bobby. I see Jill couldn’t keep her big mouth shut for any substantial length of time. First why would you tweet that you rearranged “everyone” in First Class? We all know that is just a lie. Common sense tells us she may have had to ask one person to change seats in order to sit next to her husband, so why blow it up to make her seem more important and more vile than she already is?
Then why get into it with someone on Twitter over this idiocy? Jill had to know that someone was going to give her hell about that tweet, it’s just more bragging and typical Jill trying to make herself look more important than she is. Why carry on with someone on Twitter? I have to say though, its good to have the old Jill back! The good old days.
Thank you to OneMoreInBoston for pointing out this post, a legal battle that is *Allegedly* Jill Zarin, the former Jill Kamen. It is an old case and at this point we don’t know if this is “Our” Jill Zarin but draw your own conclusions:
Welcome to Chicago Dina Manzo
Dina tweeted that as her Puerto Rico vacation with her daughter ended she would be flying off to Chicago, she did seem excited about it. Dina will also return to Chicago in April for a Project Ladybug event.
@DinaManzo: not gonna lie, excited for WHY I’m going to Chicago in the morning but so not into packing & traveling right now
Project Ladybug Event Information:
Jacqueline Laurita Responds
After posting my Profile of Jacqueline Laurita, I received a very nice email from her. It is reported that the Real Housewives of New Jersey are in Cabo San Lucas (aka Scary Island Part 2?) filming but she took the time to send a very nice, detailed email to thank me for the Profile and she said it made her cry. Jacqueline also gave me a few tips on what is coming up on the new season in New Jersey, I can’t give you details because I promised but I can tell you that you should plan to watch! This won’t be the Real Housewives of New Jersey that we saw last season.
You can read my portrait of Jacqueline here:
Portrait of a Housewife Jacqueline Laurita @ http://look.ac/hB0mzR
One thing that I can share with you about Jacqueline’s email isn’t any shocking news but she reminded me that we see only a small portion of their lives on the show. Jacqueline said that Bravo chooses to air only bits and pieces of conversations and a very small percentage of their lives.
We’ve heard this before from many housewives. We typically hear it from Housewives who have made asses of themselves or been complete bitches on screen. Some blame editing, others just remind us that we’re not seeing the entire picture all the time.
In Jacqueline’s case, my profile did go into some of her cringe-worthy moments that I’m sure she is not all that proud of, that said I wanted to remind Jacqueline of something that all of the housewives should realize. While they complain of editing and that we only see small portions of their lives, this is not anything we viewers can control either. We have nothing else to go by other than those few minutes of their lives, we’re just as stuck as they are in this arena.
We can only comment on, discuss and yes, even judge the Housewives based on what we are allowed to see. So I think we can all agree that Bravo is the bad guy. (kidding!)
While my profile criticized Jacqueline’s behavior at the Posche Fashion Show last season, she reminded me that we didn’t see the entire thing. We didn’t see what may have provoked her and prompted her to chase Danielle through the country club. We can’t control that either, we can only go by what we’re shown. Apparently much happened that we were not privy to.
Cat Ommanney – The Real Housewives of DC
Cat announced once again last week that we haven’t seen the last of the DC Housewives, she noted that while there has been longer than usual between filming the first season and the second, we shouldn’t write them off just yet. Cat said she was “confident” we would see a Season Two.
Cat’s new book “Inbox Full” is getting excellent reviews, she will be hosting a book launch party in Ted Gibson’s Salon in New York City.
The Washington Post did a story on the DC Housewives last week:
What is the delay Bravo? Could they be in search of new Housewives to replace Michaele Salahi, we do have confirmation that if the DC Housewives return, she will not be part of the show. Cat told me when I interviewed her that Salahi was just too much of a liability. I could see that.
REALITY BUZZ with Lynn Hudson! Catching up with Cat Ommanney http://j.mp/hY1o3
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is apparently going to have some casting changes as Camille Grammer has confirmed that she will not be returning for another season. While most housewives are locked in to a 3-year commitment when they initially sign on for this, I’m sure Camille had better “people” than most Housewives and gave her an out.
Similarly Kim Richards is rumored to be leaving the show. I certainly don’t blame either Housewife, each for their own different reasons to be moving on with their lives.
Who will take their places? Well rumor has it that Eddie Cipriani’s ex-wife Brandi Glanville is signing on. Arrested last October for driving while intoxicated, Brandi was dumped by Mr. Cipriani in a very public scandal in which he immediately took up with Country Singer, Leann Rimes.
Another possible replacement is Denise Richards, ex-wife of Charlie Sheen and mother to his two daughters, Denise had her own reality show on VH1 that did not do well in the ratings.
Not knowing Brandi at all makes it difficult for us to predict whether or not she would be a good fit for the Beverly Hills Housewives. Denise Richards, on the other hand seems to have matured and grown substantially since we saw her swearing and making fool of herself on her own show. Recently Denise has made appearances on The View, The Talk and other talks shows and I have to say that as much as I didn’t want to like her, I was impressed with her attitude and grace. In the face of her ex-husband’s idiotic behavior and scandals surrounding her divorce, she has matured into an upstanding woman. She refused to speak negatively about her ex-husband noting that he was the father of her children.
Do you suppose Bravo has a prerequisite for new Beverly Hills housewives stating that they have to have gone through a very public divorce in order to qualify.
I was impressed by the way that Camille Grammer handled her divorce. She didn’t splash quotes bashing her husband all over the entertainment rags, she didn’t slam the guy on talk shows or in tabloids. People know that she was wronged by Kelsey Grammer yet Camille kept her composure and grace remaining silent. With complete honesty and a few healthy digs at Kelsey, she got through a really rough time in her life and has come out the other side with many fans and admirers.
Kelsey Grammer is right, Hollywood is finished with him, he may just need to live off his residual checks and whatever gigs he can get on Broadway . I don’t thin the public would tolerate him in a sitcom role again or even a dramatic acting on television, we don’t want to see that dirt bag in our living rooms.
Best we can tell, we’re going to have to tolerate Taylor Armstrong for another season, alongside Kyle, Lisa and Adrienne. I don’t think any of these ladies need the money, I think they enjoy the attention, the fans and the fun. Lisa in particular has really gotten into being a Housewife complete with her dog tweeting and blogging.
Popeater did a story about Housewives divorces and you’ll find an interview with Camille Grammer as well.
Finally, don’t forget tonight on Bravo, Bethenny Ever After premiers at 10pm/9pm Central.
From her newsletter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K3t0AvfJn8
Reminder to set your DVRs to ‘Bethenny Ever After‘. Since it’s a new show title, it won’t automatically record it and I wouldn’t want you to miss it!
I’m writing to you as I sit in my Miami hotel room, watching my beautiful baby Bryn in her crib. I forcefully decided to take a “mommy and me” week at probably the most inconvenient time ever: the week right before my show launches, when I’m supposed to be doing nothing but promoting my show.
Instead, I’m buying “swimeez” for Bryn, taking walks on the beach, doing “batheez” and having a “no boys allowed” girls’ week in the sun. This was the best idea of my life and it will definitely become an annual tradition.
I’m so excited for my show’s premiere and for all the other incredible things to come, but nothing compares to all the new gifts that motherhood and marriage bring every day. If all I do is work and run nonstop, I’ll be missing the beauty of being in the moment. As someone once said to me, “If you’re not having fun then what’s the point?” I’m just so used to being a survivor and fighting to get somewhere that it took me a moment to realize that maybe I’m here. I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. We take on too much. Often “no” is the most powerful word. Ironically, my next book is called “A Place of Yes,” but saying “no” to others can sometimes mean saying “yes” to yourself.
Bryn is crawling and starting to talk, and I don’t want to miss any of it. The past year has been so incredible and you have been part of it. I have experienced success in so many areas of my life. I owe some of that success to you, some to myself, and some to the universe that gave me what I asked for and knew I could have.
I’m really proud of my show. It is my life: the good, the bad, the ugly, but most of all, the truth. Marriage, motherhood, work, and life are all challenging, but they can be so rewarding. Shooting a TV show is exhausting, but I’m so proud of “Bethenny Ever After,” and I always give it to you straight. It doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure. It can just be a pleasure. So tonight, while watching, laugh, cry and have a Skinnygirl Margarita. I’ll be doing the same thing!
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Until Next Time…