Real Housewives of New York Preview Season Four
Three weeks and counting until Bravo will begin to air The Real Housewives of New York.
So much is already known about this upcoming season, more than Bravo wanted us to know for sure! The trip to Morocco was not supposed to be common knowledge yet someone tipped off the press to be at the airport in New York to waive good bye to the Housewives as they boarded their flight to Morocco.
Photos were found by our very own Quincy that seemed to be buried under the rubble of Housewives news showing Alex and Simon seemingly renewing their vows on Governor’s Island. Did it happen? Maybe, maybe not?
At the end of last season, Alex found her voice. She became outspoken and decided she wasn’t going to suffer in silence when the other housewives verbally attacked. It seems this season Alex’s new voice gets her kicked out of Sonja’s home and told by LuAnn to “Zip it”. I guess the other housewives wish Alex would have remained silent.
There is a scene at a wedding where Alex confronts Jill about Jill’s attempts to find out whether or not Alex will be attending the wedding. It seems Jill called the bride and Ramona in an attempt to find out if she’ll be running into Alex at this wedding. Alex seemed to think that Jill knew that Alex would be there as apparently they had discussed it previously. Here’s my issue with that confrontation, Alex really needs to choose her battles with Jill. This seemed a bit petty and desperate as Alex was attempting to call Jill out over a few phone calls. Was this just an attempt to create a conflict for the cameras? Did Alex really care that Jill was calling around to find out if Alex would be at this wedding? It would have been more affective, in my opinion, if Alex had simply quietly enjoyed the fact that Jill cared so much about Alex’s social schedule.
Alex get’s reprimanded a few times in the previews by none other than Ms. Manners, LuAnn de Lesseps. For whatever reason LuAnn feels it necessary to make herself relevant by putting Alex down and trying to make her feel extraneous and inconsequential. Typical Luann, she certainly hasn’t changed. She lost a husband and gained Jill’s mean girl attitude.
I think that LuAnn is a bit jealous of Alex, Alex is young and has a new modeling contract while LuAnn isn’t seeing modeling offers rolling in anymore.
LuAnn has a new boyfriend! I don’t think we even got to hear the guy speak last season as he was introduced in one of the final episodes. I think we’ll learn more about him and what he sees in LuAnn this season.
We have also learned through the rumor reports that she’s having a bit of trouble with her teenage daughter smoking pot and using foul language, will the problems LuAnn is facing raising a troubled teen make it to screen? In all honesty, I hope not, I didn’t agree with it when Laurie did it on the OC or seeing the horrible behavior of Lynne Curtain’s daughters. I do think that LuAnn has enough sense to somehow insist that these issues with her daughter, Victoria do not make it to air.
Ramona is renewed, right? Well we do see Ramona being inappropriate with some potential employees that she is interviewing. I think the idea is for these young ladies to help around the office, answer phones, filing, etc. Does their attire or skin condition affect their ability to do that job? Why is Ramona commenting on those things during an interview?
Sonja has changed, I think that Sonja has Second Season Syndrome. As we’ve seen with so many housewives in the past, by Season two they’ve become cocky and arrogant and a bit full of themselves. Sonja already had a bit of that going on, she did a whole lot of bragging about what she “used” to have when married to a very wealthy man. Since her divorce she’s filed bankruptcy and been charged with DUI in The Hampton’s.
Watching Sonja on Rachel Ray seems to show that she’s become a bit “affected” and she is not herself anymore. I was sorry to see the change in Sonja, I really thought that she would be the same Sonja, if any housewife could remain the same and remain a favorite in our hearts, it would be Sonja, right? I hope so but I’m afraid I’m getting a whole new vibe from Sonja. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Side Note: Look for the dress Sonja’s wearing on Rachel’s show to appear a few other times on RHONY.
You can view Sonja’s appearance on Rachel Ray here:http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/videos/category/celeb-friends/view/43/4031/
There is a new girl, Cindy Barshop has joined the cast, no secret there. Cindy has twin daughters, Zoë and Jessie, still toddlers while filming will most likely not be on the show too much. She’s the owner of a chain of spa/salon’s where she is famous for bedazzling the vajayjay of several celebrities. Cindy filmed a “Crib” video for Bravo giving viewers a tour of her New York home, you can view that here:
I wasn’t impressed by the tour of her home, it is beautiful, but as they panned through her closet she was sure to point out the designer shoes, naming McCartney and Choo in particular. It is always more affective to remain silent, as most people with a little bit of class know. Many can spot designer shoes at 50 paces but if you can’t, you probably don’t care that much. She also mentioned at least three times that she is in “the big city” and they do things this way in “the big city”. What is it about New Yorkers having to brag about living in New York? They seem to think that everyone wants to live in New York and we should all envy them because they get to live there. I recently learned that I love New York but I still love my city better and I’ll bet many of you feel the same about your home town.
We know that Cindy is part of the “Brunette’s” aligning her with team Jill, LuAnn and Kelly. That alone says a lot, Cindy has been described as “whiney”, apparently she moans and complains a lot.
Another annoying New Yorker who does that a lot is none other than Jill Zarin, how many times has she said, “only in New York”. Every time she says that I want to vomit, guess what Jill Zarin, New York isn’t the only amazing city in the country. More importantly we’re not jealous of you because you live in New York! Get over yourself.
What can we expect from Jill Zarin this season? We see in the preview Jill stating, “I can change, I have changed.” Has Jill Changed? What are some of the things that we wanted Jill to change? I would probably be satisfied that Jill had changed if she would get along with people, be nice, stop manipulating cast mates and being so cruel to everyone. I think it actually could all be boiled down to “Be Nice Jill Zarin”.
Rumor has it that Jill hasn’t let the Bethenny thing go, she’s still talking about her “fake” friendship with Bethenny, yet she claims to have shed many tears over losing Bethenny as a friend. Which is it Jill?
Her antics with the press, not only planting negative stories about people she doesn’t like but trying to get a radio personality to post a positive review of her book is a good example. When her request was turned down, Jill suggested that the radio personality have her boyfriend do it or she use a fake name.
Jill sent a story along with photos to several media outlets of her shopping with her daughter, in her arrogance she expected them to be thrilled to get this “scoop” directly from Jill Zarin and post it immediately. The good news is the media outlet posted Jill’s entire email including her instructions on posting the story.
These are the kinds of “off air” things that Jill does and I’m certain we don’t hear about all of them. We know she has contacts in the media that she feeds stories to, how often does Jill do that and we never hear about it?
Has Jill changed? Did she begin filming for Bravo’s new season of The Real Housewives of New York without any issues about filming with Alex McCord? Clearly Bravo producers didn’t concern themselves with Jill’s threat to leave the show if Alex remained on the cast.
Jill Zarin thought she should be on Inside The Actors Studio with James Lipton:
This has absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming season but it never ceases to make me laugh.
What have we seen of this season so far? Jill was gossiping with two unknown women about Ramona and Alex wearing white (cream) to a wedding. I have heard that wearing white to a wedding is inappropriate, however, this seemed to be an outdoor garden wedding in the middle of the summer. I personally didn’t see anything wrong with what Ramona and Alex wore in the previews. I’d like to know what the bride thought. In any case, it wasn’t for Jill to be talking behind their backs and then smile and greet them when they appeared in front of her. Why not tell them directly what you thought of their attire? Or even better, keep your mouth shut!
*Peggy Post director of the Emily Post Institute and columnist at Good Housekeeping said, “yes, you can wear white just as long as it doesn’t look remotely bridal”.
*WeddingChannel.com says: since the popularization of the white wedding dress in the mid-19th century, women have avoided wearing white to a wedding, so that the bride might uniquely shine in her white wedding gown. While this rule, like the “no black dresses” rule, has since been rejected, a female guest should select carefully if she opts to wear white. Be careful to not select anything that might cause anyone to mistake you for the bride.
Jill tells us that there is absolutely no reason for anyone to be worried about Kelly. As Kelly makes snow angels in the sand and continues with her odd behavior, Jill’s comment is a concern right there, and I have to disagree with Jill. Jill may still be trying to cover her mistake from last season of abandoning Kelly as she was escorted off of St. John after her breakdown.
We see Jill attempt to apologize to Alex and explain the importance of Alex accepting the apology, then we see Jill screaming at Ramona in several more scenes after that. Best we can tell it is Ramona’s party and Jill tells Ramona she has no class. Should Jill be the judge of that?
In addition to the three preview video’s, Bravo has posted photos from Season Four:
In the preview clip, Jill Zarin yells crying, “this is not what I wanted”. Quincy’s take on things:
I saw the clip. I don’t think anyone knows what she is addressing other than the reality stars and Bravo.
They say that they started filming Sept 28. Jill and Bobby were on a trip to Australia at that point. Then we found out that earlier, a late summer party at Jill’s rented Hampton’s house on the beach was filmed for the show. Wikipedia has a description of episode one. Jill invited Bethenny and Bethenny said, “No.” Something happens in the discussion of this issue at the party. Ramona and Kelly go for a walk on the beach to discuss it. The clip of Kelly making a sand angel shows a small dog that looks like Ramona’s dog so that clip may be from that walk. Ramona and Kelly discuss Bethenny on that walk.
My thought is someone talked to Bobby about Jill’s behaviors. My own guess is that person was Simon. I have an online article that sounds like Jill gave the information as she is quoted. Then, the statement is made that a “housewife” came between her and Bobby.
In the clip from bravotv.com where Ramona throws herself on the bed, Jill demands and apology. I think that Ramona joined in with Simon against Jill. Ramona has stood up to Jill from day one, but Ramona only stand tall for a while and then she retreats under Jill’s cannon fire.
We all remember the vile comment that Jill made about Alex’s photograph and Simon’s hotel hall way. Is it a coincidence that Simon left that job weeks after the reunion aired, but had a Augh 26th date that he officially left the employment for a Internet media position that seems to mean his is able to twitter all day long and be filmed by Bravo and bravotv.com for a web series?
I think Jill finally got her wish. She had Simon fired. She tried with the falling down drunk comment in the beginning of season two with the article in “Page Six.”
I think the cast members blame Jill for Bethenny leaving the show. Jill will want to say that Bethenny left because of Kelly on Scary Island. I think Ramona, Alex and Bethenny think that Jill was manipulating Kelly behind the scenes with those phone calls and telling Kelly that she shouldn’t go without the protection of Jill. I have a feeling that Ramona says what they were thinking and what a lot of us think about Jill and Kelly’s relationship.
Remember that the reunion aired in July and this party happed a couple of months later. There was little to no interaction between cast member in those two months. Ramona tweeted that she had had a 30 minute conversation with Jill at one point. Remember too that Simon and Alex the after book signing party with members of this blog. Jill in incensed by the name of this blog, yet Alex and Simon had fun with people were the anti Team Jill leader who writes this blog.
Cindy Barstop says that the battle is between the blonds and the brunettes, but I don’ think she includes herself. I think she tried to say that the pecking order is wrong. The Countess and Sonja are out there already saying that the pecking order is the way it is. At one point, Jill has a fight with Cindy. My guess is Cindy sees what is going on and she says this is wrong. That sends Jill Zarin in to a rage. How could a new person say anything to Jill Zarin? My guess is this is the way Jill Zarin will react.
I know for a fact that Jill wanted this season to return to the light comedy of season one. She states that in a taped interview where she also discusses her real estate genius in Las Vegas where you can make money unlike real estate in Manhattan. I think the feeling of Alex are not addressed by a simply, “I am sorry,” from Jill Zarin. Jill Zarin likes to wipe the slate clean when it comes to her past actions. If she says, “I am sorry,” at Sachs, that is a slate wiping event.
When you have taken the hits that Simon and Alex have taken, you probably want a degree of revenge. They might not look at it this way, but all of my soothsayer skills tell me that this is true.
Someone has to be the foil to Jill Zarin. The foil has to be strong enough to stand up to her. Alex gets hives and she is unable to stand up to Jill Zarin consistently. My soothsayer prediction is that Ramona and Simon will stand up to Jill Zarin. I think Ramona is emotional and going through menopause so she will falter. She will be on that bed in Morocco sobbing. Simon is intelligent . It’s my guess that Simon will be that “housewife.” Simon will rise in status this season and play a major role in the show.
So on New Year’s Eve, Jill Zarin goes to Aruba and she she wants to address Lynn Hudson. Jill Zarin directly asks Lynn Hudson, “What will you do if Simon comes to my side?” I believe Simon does go to Jill’s side in the show. We, here at IHJZ, will be thrown under the bus in the name of Season Five of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Anyone who defended Alex and the way she has been treated for three seasons will be in shock. It’s all about money and being able to stay on the show for Simon. I don’t think Alex wanted this to happen. I just don’t think Alex is strong enough to remain the foil of Jill Zarin in this show. I actually think no one is strong enough to stand up to Jill Zarin on the show. We know someone and we will stand with her.
These are my personal opinions which are based on months of research of the fourth season and what I have noticed after studying the behavior of these cast members of this reality show. I think the viewers won’t like any of the cast members at the end of season four. I think we will go down into the Rabbit Hole with Alice and Jill Zarin, the Red Queen. Jill Zarin will shout, “Off with Their Heads!” and we will laugh at her and freely write out opinions on this board. There is nothing Jill Zarin can say or do to stop us.
Don’t forget to check out our continuing story of our version of The Real Housewives of New York written by Quincy IL and myself including some of our own predictions along with some things we know for sure based on a lot of research that Quincy has tirelessly done to piece together what really happens this season. You can view all past episodes so creatively written by Quincy here:
You can find them posted every Saturday and Sunday in the past four weeks and coming up this weekend two new episodes that you’re going to love as the ladies head to Morocco!
Last night Bravo aired the newest Kathy Griffin stand up special filmed in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I thought Kathy was really funny, she had some great stories to tell. Immediately after the newest show called, “50 and Not Pregnant” Bravo aired her last stand up special and it was actually a quite a bit funnier than her most recent one. In my opinion anyway but I find her hysterical.
As you all know by now, Andy Cohen made an announcement that basically confirmed that Bravo is finished with any new housewives franchises.
Interestingly enough that same evening I met Mary Amons at a charity event for her Labels Of Love and she asked me if I’d heard the news? Not sure what she meant, she asked if I’d heard about Andy’s announcement. Yes, I told Mary I had heard but that it sounded like he meant no “New” Housewives series, he really never mentioned the DC Housewives.
But Mary went on to explain that she had a friend in Dallas Texas who was about to sign on as a Dallas Housewife but it had all been pulled out from under them. Could the Miami ratings be the reason for that? Will there be another season of DC? Mary didn’t seem nearly as confident as Cat about a season two of DC.
I sincerely hope they give DC another chance, I know that not everyone agrees with me but I find Rich Amons to have a great sense of humor and I’d love to see more of Lynda and Ebong. I think that Staci finding her family was interesting and I think that Cat has found true friends with Lynda and Mary, I’d love to see more of all of them!
Honestly, I wish Andy Cohen would just tell us one way or another if they’ve made a final decision. Don’t wimp out and just hope it goes away quietly, if a decision has been made, just spill it!
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Until Next Time….