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

I Hate Jill Zarin  The Real Housewives of New York

In our continuing story of our New York Housewives season four predictions, the ladies are off to Morocco.  Based on a true story…  By Quincy IL & LynnNChicago

Infidels at the Walls of the Red City, Marrakesh

With the New York Brunette’s safely en route to Morocco The Employer breathed just a bit easier, they were the difficult bunch but now they’re in the hands of the producers assigned to the trip.  The Blonde’s and the new girl will be on a flight later today.   The cost of this trip is astronomical but The Employer knows it’ll be worth it as the show will attain even higher ratings.  While he is already fairly sure, he makes a mental note to confirm which Housewife leaked the trip to the press.

Alex and Sonja are pushing carts with their luggage as they leave customs in the new airport in Marrakesh.   A man in a red fez and a long white gown who is to act as their guide, bows and says, “Welcome to Marrakesh.”   Alex says, “Thank you.”  They follow their guide.  Ramona emerges and joins the group.  She points out the “Shriner’s hat” on the man and laughs.  Alex and Sonja are embarrassed as their guide is listening and he speaks perfect English.  The man is a nationalist and a representative of the Government of Morocco.   He smiles and says, “This is my tarboosh,” and he touches his hat. Finally, Cindy emerges from customs and they are ready to see Morocco.

Marakesh is the Red City.  The great wall protecting the Eleventh Centure city from invading armies in ancient times is painted a reddish color as are many of the buildings.  The government official tells the drivers of a small fleet of White Rolls-Royces to load the ladies suitcases and they are taken to the King’s own residence which is also the Royal Mansur Hotel.  The hotel’s interior was designed by many famous European Architects and Interior designers including Paloma Picasso, the current partner of Giles Bensimon, Kelly Bensimon’s one and only ex-husband.  Kelly had visited Morocco with her ex-husband Giles while they were married but she doesn’t remember as she was restricted to staying on the hotel property during that visit.  Giles didn’t want his wife getting lost or getting into trouble.

The cars pass through the 2.5 ton sculpted bronze entry gates to discover that they are to stay in the palace/hotel of their dreams.  They are lead to their imperial “riads,” which are their suites build around private court yards.  There are 10 servants and a butler awaiting the housewives.   Sonja says, “These are the accommodations that I was used to during my marriage.  I lived like a queen.  Ah, there is my marble spa.  Let’s go for a dip in the roof top pool later when the sun goes down a bit. “

Ramona walks around the room.  She asks the Butler about Jill Zarin, the Countess and Kelly who arrived the day before.  The Butler informed them that the Ladies have gone to Harem.  Ramona doesn’t understand this, but Sonja tells her that Harem is a health spa and resort.  On occasion, Sonja has visited Marakesh on the arm of rich Middle Eastern men that she met in NYC or in the playgrounds of Europe.

Cindy misses her twin daughters so she is on the phone to New York making sure her babies are alright.  She sips a cocktail as she shares her experiences from the day of travel with the nanny on duty in her New York home, the nanny rolls her eyes while listening to her boss ramble on complaining about the flight and long lines at the airport.

Cindy complains too that she is stuck traveling with the Blonde’s, she belongs with the Brunette’s and doesn’t waste time joining Jill, Kelly and LuAnn at Harem.  She wanted to critique the Spa anyway, complaints begin to form in her head but she feels it would be rude to point them out while touring the spa.

Ramona and Sonja are ready for “Turtle Time.” They ask for cocktails.  The King’s Butler recommends the hotel’s famous Maker’s Mark Bourbon Cocktails.  Sonja and Ramona want to enjoy the taste of Morocco so they place their orders.  Alex requests water with Crushed Evian Ice another unique drink of the hotel.  Sonja and Ramona now understand why The Employer enjoys Maker’s Mark so much as they order another.

The hotel suite is spectacular.  Ramona tells that ladies that these suites rent for $42,920 dollars a night.  She had her daughter Avery look up the hotel on the internet before she left NYC.   Alex is impressed.  Sonja remembers that this was her life before she received the petition for divorce.

By the time Jill, the Countess and Kelly return from their day at Harem, Ramona and Sonja were laughing and having a wonderful time.  The Countess finds Jill who is on the phone to Bobby and motions that she needs to talk to Jill.  Jill tells Bobby that she has to go and tells him that she misses Ginger.

The Countess says, “I don’t know how we can go out to dinner, they are already three sheets to the wind.”  Jill says, “What did you expect. This is Ramona we’re talking about.  Did she bring her own bottle of Pino Grigio?”  The Countess said, “No, they are drinking hard liquor.”   Alex follows the Countess into the courtyard to greet Jill.  Jill turns on a dime and runs for her bedroom.  She is not ready to film with Alex at this moment.  Alex tries to say something to the Countess, but she motions for Alex to zip it and walks away leaving Alex wondering how all of this is going to work.

Suddenly Alex hears some splashing from the nearby pool.  Kelly is in a tiny bikini and she just jumped into the swimming pool like a cannon ball.  She is having a wonderful time all by herself in the infinity pool on a roof top of the palace.   Unfortunately, Kelly is being watched by European and Middle Eastern men.  She is also watched by Middle Eastern women who just made calls to the hotel manager to complain about a woman in a tiny bikini and a lot of noise coming from the courtyard of the room rented by “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

Kelly swims to the side of the pool and collects her jelly beans that she left near her towel, she never travels without her jelly beans.

The housewives decide to have dinner in their suite as certain people are barely able to walk and could embarrass themselves.  They order blue lobster, the specialty dish of the famous chef, (not a cook) of the hotels three restaurants.

For the Brave of Heart

After a breakfast of radish, fresh flat breads, large juicy olives, and fetal cheese, the real housewives are ready for their first trip as a group in Morocco. Fortunately for them, the government has provided security as the Souks, open air markets, have been known to be a challenge to the novice tourist.

The people of Marrakesh dress in attire from the ancient times to the most modern fashions of Paris.  In the souks people beg and cajole tourists to take their photo and then they try to charge as much as they can trick a tourist into paying.

The Mercedes Benz limousines arrive and the housewives walk into the streets of Morocco for first time. They hear the sound of trumpets.  That sound is from the snake charmers who want to lure the ladies close for photo ops with their vipers and cobras. The housewives smell the spices of turmeric and garlic on roasting meat.  The smells bother Ramona.   She has a terrible headache from last night’s “Turtle Time.”

An artist requests the privilege of making a henna tattoo on Sonja’s arm.  She laughs and says that it would have to go somewhere less obvious.  A psychic calls to the ladies and wants to tell their future.  Jill Zarin thinks this person surely is a fake.  She only believes in the fortune telling of New York City psychics.

The real housewives walk down the street looking at the tents and small shops followed by their camera men.  All attention is focused on the women and their entourage.

Ramona says, “Don’t buy anything. This all comes from China.”   The shop keepers speak English and they understand Ramona quite well.   They call out that their products are hand crafted in small Moroccan villages by people in need.  Cindy whispers to Jill that Ramona has just insulted an entire nation.

A man in the costume of an acrobat asks Jill Zarin to have a photo taken with him.  Jill Zarin thinks the man is a fan so she agrees; she is shocked when he asks Jill for 20 dollars.

There are water sellers near the gates and the real housewives are thirsty.  The guide warns them that they should not drink the bottled water that they just paid 15 dollars for, because the water sellers refill bottles with tap water from their homes.  The guide let the women buy the water before he warned them.

The ladies go into a shop, but they notice a horrible smell.   In the back of the shop, there is a small tanning factory and they discover that leather actually comes from the tanned flesh of animals.  They quickly leave the shop.  They don’t really want to know where the leather for purses and shoes comes from.

The guide takes them to a room where they are given refreshing mint tea and a snake charmer performs his act.  He plays his instrument as the snake comes out of a wooden cabinet and seems to dance to the sounds.  There is a jar of white mucous next to the snake.  The charmer takes its venom and places it in the jar.  Sonja tries to make a joke, “Is that semen or venom?”  No one laughs except Sonja.

The late afternoon sun bakes the Souks, so many tourists retire to their hotels for rest before the evening’s festivities.  The real housewives return to the King’s Hotel for to prepare for more filming.  They will dine under the stars in the grand open air markets tonight when the entire city awakens to become the largest restaurant in the world.

In the suite, Alex asks the Countess, why Jill Zarin is refusing to speak to her. The Countess dismisses Alex.  Alex and the Countess speak quietly.  Finally, Alex says, that she believes Jill is being childish.  The Countess says, “Alex, you are the snake, go back into the cabinet you came from.” as she walks away leaving Alex stunned.

Alex is visibly shaken. She retreats to her bedroom and calls Simon.  Simon listens and is concerned.  Simon tells Alex that he will call Bobby Zarin.  Bobby is a reasonable person even though he is blindly in love with Jill Zarin.  Simon plans to share his feelings with Bobby about the way Jill is treating Alex in Morocco.

Cindy Barshop tries to talk to Ramona who is on her way to get started with round two of “Turtle Time.”  Ramona says, “I can’t be bothered now.  I need my Pinot Grigio.”  Cindy tells us in an interview that it is the blonds against the brunettes.  She doesn’t think this is the correct way that women should treat other women, and she intends to share her opinions with Jill Zarin right away. Cindy remembers Sonja’s words but doesn’t believe that the women should have a pecking order. Cindy tells us, “No one respects anyone else.”  None of the ladies want to listen to Cindy complain anymore, Cindy talks to the security guard hired to protect them.  He rolls his eyes under his dark glasses as Cindy rambles on about pecking orders.

The real housewives dress in designer gowns and designer shoes.  Their hair and makeup is done by attendants.  They enter their Mercedes and speed off towards their first experience in Middle Eastern dining. They arrive at one of the most famous restaurants in the world to discover that there are no chairs or tables.  The ladies are instructed to sit on carpets.  Waiters bring bowls with hot white towels for them to wash their hands.  They are given goblets filled with crushed melons and mint for a drink.  They are told to eat their food using bread rather than a fork.  Neither Ramona nor Jill is happy.  This is not a five star NYC restaurant and they share that with everyone.  The cameras roll picking up every single complaint.

The cameramen and producers are exhausted and hungry. They could use a piece of bread and some drinks, but they continue to film non-stop in the hopes of something dramatic happening between the ladies at dinner.  They remember how angry The Employer was when other crews missed filming important conversations between some of the Beverly Hill’s housewives.   Those guys are following Danielle Staub around now.  No, they wouldn’t take any breaks tonight, they could eat and sleep later.

Back at the hotel, Jill and Ramona retire to Ramona’s bedroom.  They begin a polite conversation but it gets heated as both Jill and Ramona feel the other owes her an apology.  Jill definitely has the advantage of being completely sober, she knows that Ramona gets ramotional when she has had a few drinks.  Jill knows she can manipulate this scene for the cameras very easily.  Ramona can’t understand why Jill is fawning over the new girl, Cindy and completely leaving Ramona out in the cold.  Ramona asks for an apology but Jill loses control,  “Until you apologize, we can never be friends!” Jill yells at Ramona then storms out of the room.  Ramona is left alone lying on her bed crying hysterically wishing she had said something more profound.

To Be Continued…

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Finally in the real world of Housewives, we know that Jill Zarin will be blogging during her show but not on the nasty Bravotv.com boards like everyone else.  She has a private blog that only her fans can see and comment on, this way she can control it and no one can say anything negative to her.

Jill is also planning to do a video U-Stream during the season, she did a trial a few days ago to see how well it worked, it was recorded for prosperity, you can view it here:


It’s over 30-minutes long but I fought through the pain and listened to the entire thing.  A few interesting bits I wanted to throw out there.

First, Jill mentions that Dina Manzo has invited her to Chicago to attend her charity event “all expenses paid”.  I found that interesting, who was paying all of Jill Zarin’s expenses to appear at this CHARITY event?  The Charity?  Dina herself?   Very curious.  Someone needs to get to the bottom of this.

During the recording Jill asks that her fans more than once to help her to keep the haters away as she records her live show’s on U Stream.  She says things like, “hate is such a strong word” and “even if you hate, why keep it up after the show is over”.  A few subtle digs at our blog here folks.  But the granddaddy came at the end…

Toward the end of the recording, as Jill is reading the comments by the 30 or so people who joined her, Jill mentions again that she’ll need everyone’s help to keep “haters” away from her U-Stream recordings, then Jill reads aloud from a fan, “yeah, Lynn is a wackadoodle”.  Then Jill adds, “Who is Lynn?”.  That was worth the price of admission right there.  To pretend she doesn’t know … oh you all know…she chose that one comment to read aloud so that she could pretend not to know who who we are… funny!  Thank you Jill for even more proof that you visit on a regular basis.

I am trying to imagine any other Housewife doing this and if they would need to focus so much of their efforts on how to keep “haters” away from their broadcast, who am I kidding, no other housewife has the ego to do this.  Jill anticipates a phone call from Bravo shutting it all down.

The private blog is priceless, don’t you think?

Someone over at Bravo has had a few too many Maker’s Mark and Ginger Ale, they’re going to do a LIVE, yes LIVE Housewives Reunion for the Miami crowd.

Actually, I think it will just be an episode of Watch What Happens Live with 6 guests.  There might be a few arguments but I doubt any tables will get flipped.

This is just really proving that Miami didn’t do well in the ratings and having an all day 12-hour shoot with a fancy venue, expensive lunch, cameras, crew and Andy Cohen’s flight and accommodations  in Miami just wasn’t worth it.  This is going to cost them a lot less and put a quick end to the mistake that is The Real Housewives of Miami.

Until Next Time…


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

  1. quincyil says:

    OK…. Jill Zarin is officially obsessed with this web site. She writes to Lynn on New Years. Jill sees a letter to Jill Zarin on this site when she returns from Costa Rica, freaks out and calls Ally who joins wordpress with the name Rachel to send a post with the email of her college, Sara Lawrence clearly there. Jill now spends a great deal of her brand new upstream venture calling out haters and saying Lynn’s name. ROTFL

    As you pretend soothsayer, I am prediciting that Jill Zarin will spend her precious time on her upstream dealing with the blog IHJZ every week. We all can watch her do this together. I’ll bring the popcorn, you bring the Skinny Girl Margaritas.

  2. vilzvet says:

    That was truly priceless! Who is Lynn indeed!! To borrow a phrase you once beautifully attributed to Teresa, Jill is a complete and utter moron!

  3. Toni says:

    Jill Z. is a worthless piece of trash….
    This blog is great !!!

  4. quincyil says:

    I have a copy of the Linda’s Stuff website flier that states the folllowing:

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

    The following was just taken from Jill Zarin’s twitter”

    “Just finished going thru all my clothes to put stuff up on EBAY. Will go LIVE on April 7th. Portion of proceeds to my charity. So much! ”

    It’s good that Jill Zarin thinks about the needs of other when she is doing the spring cleaning of her closets, but I am not sure if all or a portion is going to charity. I am glad that she is thinking of others and empty closest will give her more room to buy or borrow designer fashions this spring. The NYC fashion industry really needs a boost and I am sure Bobby Zarin will be generous with his Jill Zarin.


    about 19 hours ago via web

    • Nancy says:

      Remember we all know that Jill buys expensive clothes, wears them, and then returns them back to the store so she can get her money back. Personally I’m impressed that Jill’s closet still has expensive items in there at all to sell.

  5. lovinthis says:

    LOVE IT! Thanks for this great blog y’all. You guys are the best!

  6. Rhetorica says:

    This needs to turned into a novel! Think of the sales. And you could donate half, a quarter, whatever JZ is donating for her charities. Of course, JZ might not like that. (one more reason to do it:)

  7. quincyil says:

    So on that upstream, Jill mentions that she is taking all of Bobby’s family on a very expensive cruise. She has been advertising this event/cruise celebrating Bobby’s birthday since Oct 2010 on her web site. There was a contact for fans to sign up to cruise with Bobby and Jill.

    When my mom’s priest organizes trips, he gets his trip free. I know teachers who take kids to Europe on tours and the teachers get their trips free. Do you suppose Jill is getting her trip free too? It is a lot of work to be the tour guide or the supervisor on one of those trips.

    Bobby must have agreed to this as his name is on the invitation at her website too.
    I think is is nice of Jill to want to be with fans while she takes Bobby’s family on the trip. I really do this it’s generous to do this for Bobby’s kids.

    • kbinldo says:

      I think you have to sell a certain number of rooms/cabins in order to go for free. Betcha Jill thought she’d have no problem with that.

  8. Mimisfbay says:

    OMG this was the funniest blog! Thank you so much for the laugh. Two days of outstanding blogging and laughs. Lynn and Quincy are the best ever.

    Lynn, I also loved the profile of Ramona and was reminded about why I became an IHJZ addict.

  9. Adgirl says:

    Who is Jill?

  10. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Hello Lynn and Quincy!
    Thank you for your fake episode of RHONY. I thought it was beauitfully written. Lynn, you have extraordinary gifts for writing; I feel that I a reading a novel here!!
    I commend your efforts to produce meaningful content. It deserves the highest accolades possible. Hopefully Bravo recognizes your talents and your dedication to their network and their ‘celebrities.’

    Have a wonderful afternoon everyone.


  11. Kelly Anne says:

    Oh Whose Lynn???….Fakest reaction EVER!

  12. HD says:

    “Who is Lynn?” Deep, heavy, eye rollage. Yeah right! She knows good and well she knows EXACTLY who you are! That was the best part of the entire blog. If I never read anything else that made my day! I love, love, love that you seem to just stay on Jill’s mind!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill can’t acknowledge Lynn because then everyone will know that she probably comes here everyday! lol Jill continues to insinuate that because the word “hate” is in the title of the blog that it is a hate blog and doesn’t want anyone to know that it is actually witty, wacky and wonderful and that people see right through her to her rotten core.

      • HD says:

        Amen! Right! This blog has some of the most interesting women I have had the opportunity to comment with. 🙂 Witty, funny, smart, the list goes on and on. Of course Jill wants to paint a different picture like we are just sitting here day in and day out spewing our hate for her. On this blog alone I have seen discussion on addiction and overcoming, babies born, babies lost, sickness (sadly), work issues, relationship issues, and the list just keeps going. We are women and men that are well rounded individuals that somehow found this place because of Jills incessant b.s. That might be the tie that binds but we are so much more than that. Any given day I know I can come here and find women (and men) that I know in some form or fashion I can relate to, learn from and grow with.

  13. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thank you Quincy for another entertaining episode.
    I cringe thinking how ugly these American “socialites” will behave in Morocco. Jill will snub Alex and berate Ramona until the employer hopefully tells her to knock it off or she won’t be filmed!
    Jill should have her own private blog – it just brings her one step closer to being out the Bravo door. I get that she can’t get past the name of this blog. I get that she doesn’t like anyone saying negative things about her, her motives or her behavior. But the more she asks people not to come here the more will come…..Jill doesn’t understand that she can’t control what other people want to do – because people hate that!

    • quincyil says:

      I used to think that Jill could be reasoned with, but she has become “The Emperor with No Clothes.” She surrounds herself with yesmen. Her family has never tried to reason with her.

      Cindy Barstop does say in an interview already released that Ramona insults an entire nation. I’m sure she did it while intoxicated. Alcohol and housewives while being filmed is a deadly combination.

      Lynn and Quinn watched the video from bravotv.com and that was a great help in telling the story this week. I had guessed that they went to Marrakesh because Casablanca is surrounded by forests and they had showed the ladies riding camels in the desert and in another scene I saw mountains. I had researched Marrakesh and the hotels, spas, souks, and food a while ago.

      We will be in Morocco for a while longer and then return to NYC for more drama. The ladies have video of them going to Sonja’s burlesque party where they dressed up. They also dressed up for Halloween.

  14. VincenzoNewYork says:

    I have to say that RHONY looks juicylicous!
    I am excited to see my beloved housewife; she is the most beautiful of them all. Her hair, her face, her bone structure and her sense of style is fabulous!!!
    I eager to see all of them on screen because I think they are all good looking, including Kelly. She has the model look to her, and that makes her a unique addition to the modeling world.
    I am going to keep an open mind with Alex; she seems to be a sweetheart, and she has a loving relationship with her husband, which is nice to observe while watching. It’s nice to see them have a stable and balanced marriage, and they do seem to be deeply in love with each other.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      now whoever could you possibly mean?

      C’mon my darling Vinnie- even I, the queen of giving second chances, am having a hard time with this quote: “Her hair, her face, her bone structure and her sense of style is fabulous!!!”

      Beauty is as beauty does, and Jill Zarin ain’t no beauty.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        awww OMIB: It’s okay if you think she isn’t beautiful. She’s a beauty to me, and that’s what counts for me. We all have different tastes.

      • quincyil says:

        One More in Boston, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          I think you’re both misunderstanding me.

          Jill Zarin, no denying it, is an attractive woman.

          However, my quote was “beauty is as beauty does”.

          I actually think that Jill is more attractive than Alex. But Alex radiates and inner happiness, and peacefulness that makes you “see” her differently.

          Her kind personality and general…well…niceness, IMHO, makes her much more attractive than Jill.

          Jill Zarin behaves in hurtful and hateful way. Hence my comment she is no beauty.

          • HD says:

            I get what you are saying. Just like someone can be beautiful i.e. Luann but her messed up, jacked up attitude makes her seem so ugly to me. 🙂

            • OneMoreInBoston says:


              You get me, you really get me!

              • VincenzoNewYork says:

                OMIB: I understand what you mean now. Yes, Alex’s beauty does radiate from within. It really is the inner beauty that counts;otherwise, someone’s ugly personality can cloak the outer beauty.

              • WindyCityWondering says:

                Oh it is so easy to see what you are saying – you can be beautiful on the outside but rotten on the inside and that always shows through in what is said and done.

      • twoile says:

        @OMIB, ITA…….Vinnie u lay in on mighty thick:0)

    • Nancy says:

      You should call Charlie Sheen to see if he could get you the same discount on the urine toxicology screen you obviously need to take today.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        Darling, I am drug free. (Except for my ciggies)
        I seldom drink alcoholic beverages; I cannot stand the dizzy sensations. Cocaine and other higher level drugs frighten me…it’ s something that I would never do.

        • HD says:

          As a reformed smoker I could tell you some things about cigarettes and addiction but I promised myself never to turn into the smoke police. 🙂

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            it’s okay. I have significantly cut down. 1/2 a pack a day as opposed to a full one. Plus, they are $10.00 here!!! NYC probably like 13-15? Something outrageous!

            • HD says:

              I heard!!! I am part of an online former smokers forum! I could not imagine paying that much for cigarettes but addiction will make you pay for anything!!

              You said 10 where you are but 13-15 in NYC! (I thought from your post on the last thread you were in NYC) Damn! Can you imagine paying 13-15 dollars for some damn cigarettes?! I don’t think so!! That alone would make me WANT to quit but I know the addiction is damn near relentless. Trust me, I understand.

              Congrats on being down to 1/2 a pack per day! I know it is hard but it is doable! What helped me and it was the ONLY thing, did I say the ONLY thing that helped me quit was to start smoking e-cigs. After that it was a walk in the park!

              • VincenzoNewYork says:

                I live on Long Island, but I am an our outside of NYC. NYS needs $$. lol Good for you for stopping! It is fun to beat the addiciton.
                What are E-cigs like??

                • HD says:

                  Just like smoking but like 50 million times better. I started out using it alllllllllllllllllllllll the time now I rarely use it. Thank goodness. I am so thankful to be delivered from smoking! I always hated smoking because you KNOW it is killing you but you can’t stop. E-cigs was the BEST thing for me. I still felt like I was smoking without the harmful side effects.

        • Nancy says:

          Then you need to call a shrink. Call Bethenny I’m sure she could recommend a good one.

  15. 2Stupid says:

    What happened to your picture in your moniker?

    • VincenzoNewYork says:

      I deactivated it; everyone else here chooses to use quilts. I decided to do the same in order to protect my identity on cyberspace. There is no reason for to show a real picture of me.

      • quincyil says:

        Vin, find some cook photos of NYC for your moniker. If you know how to put them in you could change them from time to time and give us a look at your city.

        • quincyil says:

          cool pictures.. I am cooking. LOL

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            Here my BKLYN bridge pic!

            • VincenzoNewYork says:

              If you click the quilt, then you will see a picture of the BB.

            • LynnNChicago says:

              That’s a great photo! I really enjoyed walking across the Brooklyn Bridge while in NY! The views are amazing and I was lucky the weather was perfect!

              • VincenzoNewYork says:

                It was a great summer evening! Did you get to have Pizza at Gramaldi’s? It’s on the Brooklyn side.
                I think Bethenny even cited it as a place to eat. I am not a 100% positive if it is still open; I heard they were having some problems this past fall.

                I’m glad that you were able to walk on it; it really is a splendid view!

                • quincyil says:

                  I love it too. Thank you so much

                • LynnNChicago says:

                  We actually walked it first thing in the morning and found a fabulous little diner on the other side and had a great breakfast.

                  I am not a big pizza eater but Chicago has plenty of Pizza 🙂 The one thing I really wanted while in NY was a lobster roll, we do not get those here. We found a well rated little place on the internet called Mary’s Fish House in Tribeca – great neighborhood, great food.

                  • VincenzoNewYork says:

                    awww. I’m glad that you were able to try some of our foods here. The Chicago pizza looks appetizing…it’s so pizzalicious!

  16. PJ says:

    It is so difficult to believe that Jill has any fans. I wonder if the 30 who joined her were mostly her family. I wouldn’t put it past her to have prepared that comment and answer in advance and then have one of her paid minions or family ask it. Isn’t it part of their contract with “the employer” that they have to blog about the show on Bravo’s website?

    I’m sure all the Housewives read this blog and every blog where they are discussed. Even Kelly probably reads it although she probably thinks the title is a tribute to her. I think Kelly is still trying to figure out the difference between a cook and a chef, someone please explain it to her.

    • quincyil says:

      A lot of housewives don’t blog. Some do it sporatically. I don’t know what their contract says about this.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I have asked that question to any housewife I could and they all said the same thing. They’re not “Required” to post blogs on Bravotv.com, it is provided to them so that they can tell their side of the story. They so often say that the show doesn’t show the whole story or it’s edited in certain ways. Their Bravo blogs is their opportunity to say what they want to say about it. Most of them use it, but not all of them.

      Jill was always one of the first to post her blogs during seasons 1 and 2, and she even blogged about New Jersey and Orange County. Last season her blogs became fewer and fewer as the comments from fans of the show became more critical. She didn’t know what to say or how to explain her behavior, there wasn’t anything she could say to defend herself. That’s when she stopped blogging last season.

      This season she’s not taking any chances to hear one bad word about herself. She immediately has someone who deletes and blocks anything negative on her Facebook page, she blocks everyone on Twitter that has anything negative to say about her and now this blog thing. She is really choosing to bury her head in the sand but I notice that she doesn’t choose to just leave Twitter or Facebook, she still wants to see the few people who do post nice things, in addition to her staff who post nice things pretending to be fans.

      Camille Grammer just deleted her Twitter account when things got too rough on her show, for her that was the right thing to do until things calmed down, now she’s back. Phaedra Parks stuck it out but never got into a Twitter war or even blocked anyone, that I know of. I have to admire the way these two handled it so much more than the way Jill does. Jill has snarked back at fans, blocked fans and even encouraged people to call people’s employers for saying something negative about Jill Zarin. She’s insane!!!

      • PJ says:

        Thank you for explaining that.

        Wow! So if you leave a negative comment for Jill Zarin she wants people to report it to the negative commenter’s employer? Who exactly does Jill think she is? I kind of wondered when Alex mentioned that Jill had made comments about Simon hoping to get Simon in trouble with his employer. I wondered if Alex was taking things a bit too far saying that. Apparently Alex was just telling it like it is. You’re right Jill is insane.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Don’t forget that Jill has a couple of alias “fans” as well in that count. Who does that, seriously who makes stuff up about themselves (good) and others (bad)?

  17. Jill tweeted that she is going to chat live on Ustream during every episode of RHONY. I am going to watch her live chats on Ustream because I have a feeling they will be more entertaining than RHONY, especially if she is going to be preoccupied by the “haters”. LOL

    • quincyil says:

      I like to focus on one thing at a time. If Jill’s fans are busy on the computer, how can they watch her show? You would think Bravo would like people to watch the intitial show with commercials.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I agree, that’s crazy! You can’t watch the show and listen to Jill at the same time. If she had any sense, she’d jump on after the show airs in NY then she can explain away her bad behavior. The problem is going to be the time zones. She’s going to be yacking about whats happening on the show and West Coasters won’t have seen the show yet.

    • HD says:

      Jill is going to do U Stream during the show, I feel, to distract from and explain her behavior.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Agree, she wants to distract, not allow people to form their own opinions or ask their own questions – who narrates a show with other people? Will she comment on their behavior as well? The employer has to be getting pretty tired of her antics.

  18. quincyil says:

    This is sad. Bethenny had a 40th birthday party and cried in the bathroom with a mild breakdown.

    I am going to be 60 and I am preparing to run a 5K race so I am too busy to cry.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      oh that is absolutely ridiculous!

      My mother, grandmother, and godmother all died on my 40 th birthday. Believe me I had something to cry about.

      If it isn’t about death or dismemberment, than publicaly crying is nothing more than a self indulgent ploy for attention.

      get off the pity pot


      • HD says:

        EYE ROLLAGE! Now, I just gave B a break last week but I see that is not going to last long.

      • HD says:

        OMIB-What a lot to deal with on your 40th Birthday. You are right, you certainly did have the right to shed some tears. Hugs!

      • quincyil says:

        I am so sorry that this happened.
        My great grand father died on my birthday when I was 6 and my surgeon grandfather took me to the house so he could sign the death certificate and save the family money. I remember sitting there and wondering why my grandfather was sleeping when it was the middle of the day.

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          awww. I’m so sorry about the sad stories. *virtual hugs*

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            thanks “Vinnie- licious”.

            And you’re right..no more sad stories.

            Maybe Bethenny was crying over lost opportunities to bond with her father, recently passed away, or her mother, who she has never been close to in her adult life.


            I guess I shouldn’t judge the pain of another person, unless I am walking in their shoes.

            My experiences have “toughened” me to a point that sometimes I find it really hard to empathize or sympathize with someone, unless they’re going through a really really tough time.

            Maybe they were happy tears? Like omg- I made it to my 40th? Or I am so blessed in my life tears?

            I guess we’ll have to stay tuned.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Sorry q!

      • butterisafruit says:

        One More, this is so sad. I’m so sorry!

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Hugs to you OMiB – you are an incredible person.

        • vilzvet says:

          Wow, that is so sad OMIB, it sounds like it was a car accident? So sorry to hear that….that is incomprehensible that is also happened on your birthday.

          • Sha2000 says:

            I’m so sorry One more! But your comment “get off the pity pot” shows what smart and incredibly strong person you are. These women raised you well! Each year focus on the 39 birthdays you had with each of them, I’m sure they were wonderful birthdays and they would want you to remember the good times.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Truly sorry sweetie pie~hugs & love to you.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Bethenny might need some medication…prozac? lol
      You are just a baby Q ~I could walk 10 miles when I lived in NYC but there are no sidewalks here~lol
      You must have wonder woman blood~I am happy to keep having birthdays if you know what I mean.
      When is your birthday Ms. Q ?

  19. butterisafruit says:

    I think I’m remembering this correctly (who knows lol). Last season we were able to blog during the show through Bubble Talk. I tried it a couple of times and it was fun. Especially the Scary Island episode. Alex gave a warning that something was going to happen and that’s when Kelly flipped …the first time.
    Jill is still trying to control everything. She knows that we Bubble Talk so she wants to be in charge of her own private group.

  20. boston02127 says:

    Great blog as usual Lynn & Quincy. Thanks.
    As for some of the wonderful Jill comments…..ehh, I have a bridge to sell you.

  21. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Did you guys see Kelly’s unmentionables hanging out of her bathing suit?
    Kelly darling, YOU NEED TO COVER IT UP! How could she not notice something was not quite right down there??
    Oy Gevalt, what a Meshugana!

    • HD says:

      We discussed it last week. I do not know how you look in the mirror and not see your good stuff hanging out. If she is such a model and I believe even you mentioned in your post upthread about her being a “unique addition to the modeling world” you would think you knew your good stuff was hanging out of your bathing suit. I watch Top Model and Tyra always comments to new models about being able to find the RIGHT angle even if the garment is too tight, too big, too small, etc. So if Kelly is such a force in the modeling world I question how she did not know her vagina lips were practically exposed.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        lol. I think she likes the negative attention. That was classless and beyond tasteless…I think she was well aware of what she was doing. You have to feel something is off!!

        • HD says:

          It was my belief as well that she knew this was going on in that area and knew it would get her some attention just like those young, hot, celebrity actors that get out of the limo legs spread eagle and say “Oh I forgot to wear panties!” (pose, pose, photo op, pose)

      • PJ says:

        Kelly is inappropriate. Her lady parts hang out, she runs in traffic in NYC, she has break throughs………………..Kelly lives in Kelly land, it’s very strange there. Kelly still doesn’t understand the difference between a chef and a cook but she does know that chefs don’t chop things in Kelly land.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Kelly has never looked good in any bikini we have seen so why would a one piece be any different? She was likely not a swimsuit model – lol – but she is a tastemaker!

        • quincyil says:

          On her twitter, there are some fantastic photos from her past. They fix those photos, of course, but she looks great in some of them.

        • PJ says:

          Yes I look to Kelly for all my fashion choices, doesn’t everyone……LOL. She’s a tastemaker, trendsetter, the world’s first supermodel. I think everyone will be flashing their lady parts this summer. If it’s good enough for Kelly………………

          • quincyil says:

            I am not following Kelly’s trend. My Playboy Bunny outfits are too tight.

            I will just have to wear the belly dancing outfits that they all tried on in the Souks of Marrakesh.

            • PJ says:

              Are your PBBO’s as tight as Kelly’s one piece? It was so tight I’m surprised she didn’t have to amputate her exposed lady part because of lack of circulation.

            • indy anna says:

              Kelly played the “Blessed Virgin Mary” part on the Scary Trip, calling Bethenny a “ho”. My, my who looks like a “ho” now? I think I threw up in my mouth.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                Was Kelly still in Morocco when that picture was taken? Because her camel toe is showing.

  22. butterisafruit says:

    I have a Twitter question. If I tweet someone and they haven’t “followed” me. Do they still read the message?

    • vilzvet says:

      I would have to say yes, because the message is directed to them which is part of its purpose. Celebs have thousands of followers and they surely don’t follow each fan back, that would be way too time-consuming. When you type “@_____(name of celeb)” in the search section you can see ALL the messages directed to that person. Very interesting at times.

      • quincyil says:

        Dina and Jill were both complaining about their email inboxes.

        • butterisafruit says:

          Well Quincy, what does that tell us…They flog everyone to pay attention and when they do, Jill and Dina are victimized.

      • butterisafruit says:

        Thanks vilzvet, I wrote a charming tweet to Bethany (well I think it was). And then wondered if it was delivered. Maybe “charming” is over rated LOL.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Yes, if you tweet to them directly e.g. @MomMarti they will see it.
      If you just do a random tweet to n.o one, only the people who follow you will see it

  23. OneMoreInBoston says:

    So now we’re bombing Libya? wow- we joined France.

    • quincyil says:

      Yes…. everyone agreed to go to war again. I have hated Gadafi for decades.

    • HD says:

      Girlllllllllllllll I am glad you said something about this! I feel this is a case of prestidigitation! Seriously! We have been focused on Japan (as human nature calls us to be) and yet on the other hand AMERICA has yet again decided to join forces with another country to enter into war!!! GIRL!! I read this is supposed to go down Monday! REALLY? REALLY!! I mean for real? Maybe I understood this all wrong but I am like, REALLY? WE don’t have enough issues!! Don’t get me started! Please!

      • quincyil says:

        President Obama was on TV a couple of times explaining why we have to be a part of this. I am not convinced. Why didn’t the Arab League take care of Ghadaffi?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          This is about two things – killing of innocent people by a madman and the economic politics of oil. Question is who will help stabilize the country once Ghadafi is neutralized???

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            I agree with the trepidation…but we are part of the League of Nations.

            The League of Nations voted to close the airspace and to begin launching missiles.

            Because Gadafi calls himself the Father of Libya- and has for 40 years-it may not be politically correct for the Arab League to ally itself with USA and Europe in the bombings.

            But he has no Arab friends.

        • Sha2000 says:

          I understand the reasons people in the middle east are standing up for themselves against these dictators, but there is no easy answer on this end as to if we should assist or not. It’s damned if we do and damned if we do nothing…

      • Nancy says:

        What else could we do, just sit there and watch him kill his own people? The man is CRAZY!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Last Friday, right after I learned of the earthquake and tsunami, I had a Libyan student in my office. She looked at the paper I had marked up in green and commented quietly that she doesn’t like green much. I felt like an utter fool for not realizing this and sent her off with a handful of red pens, to which she commented quietly “Support is good”. I told her that a student many years ago gave me a copy of the Green Book (which read like a tourism brochure, but was not totally translated). She apologized on behalf of her country. Minutes later in a meeting a teacher told about her Libyan student who reported the government had entered his city and were shooting anything on the streets, including cats and dogs. His father and brother had not participated in fighting up to that point, but he had learned they’d taken up guns and were in the streets defending their town.

      How does a young college-age person so far from home cope with this? I feel for them.

    • Helen Wait says:

      MARCH 19, 2011
      OBAMA: ‘Today we are part of a broad coalition. We are answering the calls of a threatened people. And we are acting in the interests of the United States and the world’…

      MARCH 19, 2003
      BUSH: ‘American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger’…

      • Helen Wait says:

        Freaky that it’s the same exact same date and both POTUS’ saying the exact same thing, no?

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          correct me if I’m wrong, but did Bush have the support of the U.N. & the Arab League, France, Italy, (he did have Britain & maybe Canada back in 2003)? Sadly, Bush invaded Iraq for all the right reasons, but without broad international support. There was no plan, once Saddam Hussein was eliminated. We are still involved with Iraq, but thank God almost out of there. Weapons of mass destruction? All a mirage…

        • error404 says:

          Freak? No. Not at all.

          Edward Bernay, Sigmund Freud’s nephew and “interventor of PR” pretty much wrote this speech 100 years ago when President Wilson needed to sell WWI to a isolationist anti-war US public like it was the newest brand of toothpaste we just couldn’t live without.

          What do you expect them to say? “Hey little people, don’t worry your pretty little heads over this. Just let the big boys handle what you can barely understand.” War happens if we like it or not, no matter the rhetoric.

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          War should be the last resort. Sadly, the human race doesn’t seem to be able to get past using war as the solution to our problems. Greg Mortenson wrote a book called “Three Cups of Tea” about building schools in the remote regions of the Himalayan mountains, areas even controlled by the Taliban, Al Queda etc. He doesn’t spend millions. The entire organization is voluntary, using the local village leaders to build the schools. For a mere $30,000 a school is built. Each US soldier in Afghanistan costs $1 million US dollars for 1 year.

          Libyan rebels need outside intervention to get rid of that monster Quaddafi (& his sons). Sadly, it may be too late, but I’m glad we are supporting this international effort to aid them.

          Perhaps the good that has come out of Bush’s invasion of Iraq is the idea of democracy that other Arab nations seem to be catching (Tunisia, Egypt, Libya etc.)

          Or is it the internet spreading the hope of getting rid of ruthless dictators? Whatever it is the idea that people have the right to determine their own government for the good of themselves, based on freedom & the right to pursue happiness gives me hope that someday the world will be a better place.

          • BlueSky_Forever says:

            or do the “crazy frog dance” from OMIB’s video post above, lol that’s a great video ; )

          • kbinldo says:

            I happened to be in a Austin bookstore when he was on his promo tour for that book. I had seen the poster for it when I walked in the store, but didn’t think it sounded interesting. Then he started his presentation & it was fascinating. If you can, get the book. 🙂

  24. WindyCityWondering says:

    DO we know who tipped the press about the HWs trip to Morocco? While I would assume it was Jill, I just don’t want to be an ass…

    • Nancy says:

      Who else would have done it? I wish she would just go away.

    • quincyil says:

      People who were taking flights on Air Morocco saw the reality stars and tweeted and emailed that they were on their flights when Jill was going. The next day people did the same.

  25. quincyil says:

    There is a correction on the blog. I read that Giles Bensimons was living with the granddaughter of Picasso. He is…. just not the granddaughter the I knew of. Who know about the out of wedlock grandchildren? LOL..

    So the designer of this royal hotel is not the granddaughter living with Giles. Harvey, my pooka sent this:

    Not with Paloma!

    He’s with art historian Diana Widmaier-Picasso

    Not even a daughter of Paloma

    her mother is Maya, the daughter of Picasso’s longtime mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter

    If anyone finds any more granddaughters of Piccasso that I never knew existed, let me know. I am now keeping a list of his mistress’s offspring and grand offspring.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      my goodness! How many more illegitimate off springs are there?

      • Adgirl says:

        I told my husband recently that if I was forced to live someone elses life who would it be? Picasso’s.
        He was cutting edge, Creative, prolific, wealthy and respected. Fairly unusual combination for an artist.

        His daughter by Marie-Thérèse Walter was the result of a long standing affair. He refused to divorce his wife because he didn;t want to split his wealth with her.

  26. OneMoreInBoston says:

    from twitter:

    FLASH: U.S. National Security official says Libya air defense systems “severely disabled”

  27. butterisafruit says:

    I have to get off now. I’m going to a wake. It’s not the kind you think of, it’s like the days of old. Grandmother didn’t want any arrangements so the children, five sons ,decided to get together anyway. David is the eldest and our neighbor. They’re much younger than us and still treat us like we are the same. Often I’ve had to call upon them to help me with Eddie when he fell or when I needed help with the ambulance. It’s a real Irish Wake, Anne said come with a tear and have a beer. I baked some bread in honor of St. Joseph Day. I live on the best street in America. …………..Take THAT JILL!
    p.s. Lynn and Quincy, if you want a REAL lobster, come to Boston, we’ll treat you right, AND you’ll get steamers!

  28. LynnNChicago says:

    You can read an excerpt from Bethenny’s new book here

    • Nancy says:

      Thanks Lynn. I have already ordered it, (and a few more for my friends.)
      It’s a shame that she can’t have a relationship with her mother but I understand why. (My mother and Bethenny’s mother must share the same DNA.) I wish Bethenny only happiness in her life.

  29. mannysgrammy says:

    lmao a/b Jill & her no haters stream! I’m confused tho as I thought ALL the HW’s HAD to write on Bravo’s blog, didn’t know they could have a site of their own that they can control while the season runs?! I’m so anxious for the new season now to see what happens next in jills world.
    Keep it going strong Lynn (& poster’s!) you never disappoint! :*)

  30. Adgirl says:

    So do we think that Jill is blogging on her website because she is expecting a worse ration of ship from viewers for her behavior this season? Was she worse than usual?

  31. lillybee says:

    I wonder how fans are going on that cruise with Jill and Bobby.

  32. Sha2000 says:

    Lol, PeeWee Hermans B’way show is on HBO, I love PeeWee, am I suck in the 80’s?

    • sweet pea says:

      I can’t look at him since he was caught masturbating in a movie theater. Just makes me cringe.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Yeah he should have controlled himself, but he only hurt himself, far worse people out there. And the guys super talented.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Big Love ended tonight. Last tow seasons or so stunk in my opinion but tonight was really good. If you watch don’t miss it.

  33. ches says:

    I just found this site and it was scary as hell. It is different recordings of deep ocean environment, from all over the world, including the earthquake that just hit Japan.
    Put your earphones on and listen.

  34. terry aley says:

    Jill Zarin was bragging on Facebook today about how she made the “Success Secrets of the Stars” list on the Forbes blog. http://tinyurl.com/4wc6eqe

    • cusi77 says:

      Thanks Terry! WOW! I do not know why I am so surprised by Jill’s arrogance… but… I am. She still can amaze me and not in a good way.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        ITA – and it looks like she had some work done on her face….she needs a new hair style!

    • butterisafruit says:

      What a horrible rude woman. She is devoid of all social graces.

  35. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Well Lynn & Quinn~
    Until I read blog I wasn’t that enthused about new season of nyc wives. But knowing we can laugh & see what crap these people will do to each other~priceless. lol
    Will be fun to have all the shows we love the most on at the same time.
    Bravo really should give you some credit for keeping a lot of people interested when most of us would have lost interest by now.
    Thank you for the belly laughs~you are both truly talented writers.

    • quincyil says:

      Baabee, watching the show and then coming here to discuss with your friends will be a blast. It’s the good things in life that help us survive the bad. This place will be rockin’ during Season Four RHNYC. You will be a part of that grand party.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Thank you Q~
        It is after all what brought us all together~ 😉
        I accept with great honor and hope I can keep up the snark you all have become famous for. 😉
        You all have gotten me through so much & I feel so great.
        I hope I can help someone else.
        I am going to call humane society tomorrow to see if I can volunteer there a couple of days a week. Since I am no longer at club my lungs are clearer & my back is almost better.
        I would have to start at the bottom literally. lol
        I know the shelter needs volunteers desperately so I will let you know what they say.
        Love & hugs

        • twoile says:

          @Patty, gr8 idea 2 volunteer….it is a way 2 forget your own “troubles” & assist with others…….glad u r doing so well.:0)

  36. OneMoreInBoston says:
  37. kbinldo says:

    Anyone interested in doing Second Chance NCAA Brackets on Yahoo? I could form an IHJZ group if you like. 🙂 No, I don’t get nuthin’ for it, just fun out of picking the winners & losers.

  38. Mr. Rochester says:

    I changed my name!
    It is in honour Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel, Jane Eyre!

    VNY—–> Mr. Rochester!!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      ahh…an enigma wrapped in a conundrum…Yes, Mr. Rochester, you’re quite a complicated man.

      Once you’re rid of your puzzling and distasteful Jill Zarin fascination, you might be workable.

      No promises though. Notice I say “might”.

      • justanothermary says:

        Oh OMIB I fear you force me to realize just how jaded I am. I see no redemption here and and am woeful to confide that I still believe that, at least in some small way, JZ is behind this enigma.

    • Adgirl says:

      Mr. R, What is that wailing sound coming from your attic?

  39. Mr. Rochester says:

    Bertha Mason! Yikes, she is my very insane first wife! Shh…Jane may find out…!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      well if the first wife’s in the attic, then stash Jane in the basement and run away with me instead. No talk of Jill though. I’m very jealous.

  40. Rabble Rouser says:

    Good Grief, the OC bunch make me sick….

    Jim spending 27k in a jewelry store when their home is about be foreclosed on;

    Vickie saying it’s “her life” meaning that she thinks she can sell the family home without having a discussion with her husband about it?

    Tamra- your old…you look great for your age but your age shows. The only thing sadder than whore, is an old whore

    Gretchen…you’re an idiot and I can’t wait for you to get yours.

    The other blond one….give your head a shake.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      And Slade…..is the greasiest of the bunch.

      • Rabble Rouser says:


        You went to Bass Lake when Jeff was dying.

        everything Tamra said was TRUE… just because she is gross too- it doesn’t make you the wounded dove.

        • HD says:

          I know I am forever giving Vicki a pass because I really like her but this episode she shocked me. You can’t just sell your house and say nothing to Don.

          Speaking of Don…he doesn’t have a job? Maybe he retired. If he doesn’t have a job what does he do all day, clean the cars? I like Don but you know how Vicki is about work and work ethic. I am sure that was even more of a reason for her wanting a divorce. Although I am pretty sure Vicki feels she outgrew Don years ago.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            Don had a job last season because I remember her and Don were saying they were pretty much the only two people with jobs.

            I think Vicki’s problem is that she treats everyone in her family like they are an employee.

        • cusi77 says:

          @RR_ Amen, amen, amen and AMEN! Agree with you a 100%! What is the story about Jim and Alexis? Sorry for asking but I had never follow OC before… were they married before they married each other? Another pair of thieves! Bankrupt for about 10M$$$$ and buying jewelry…. do not mention Holy!

          • HD says:

            I know Alexis was married before not sure about Jim. I saw some pictures of Alexis in her former life and she seemed like a regular person. The person I see on OC seems like a character that she has invented.

            I could not believe he spent that much money on two watches when their money situation is questionable. Unless you are truly financially secure that was just a dumb, impulisve move. How do you just start walking down the street and then BAM, I’m gonna drop almost 30 G’s on watches? So impulsive.

            • Sha2000 says:

              So typical reality hw irresponsible…we’ve seen it over & over.

              • cusi77 says:

                Yes. Irresponsible… AND PREMEDITATED. They knew their financial position for sure! They had to know they were had to file bankruptcy so… “charge”! We will not be paying!

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  I know…..it’s like the think everything is free.

                  I am sure there creditors are going to love seeing that one.

            • boston02127 says:

              Alexis should get on her knees every morning and thank God for make-up.

  41. NMhousewife says:

    I watch OC but don’t like any of them. There is no one left to even root for. WWHL is a bit of a bust in my opinion. I like Carla, but it would have been better not to have a housewife on the show. You can’t really say what you think as a non-housewife guest when one is sitting right there.

  42. boston02127 says:

    I’m so tired of Alexis defending EVERYTHING about her life.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Sure seems that way.

      • julientexas says:

        I think Alexis is harmless – she seems like she has a good heart and is just trying to get along with the girls of the OC. I will pick her and Gretchen over Vicki or Tamera anyday! V and T are just vicious and evil – I have watched OC from Day 1 and them
        two haven’t changed a bit. Tamera ‘s children should be so proud of their mommie doing her boyfriend in the bathtub on national tv – trash! Team Don – Vicki is a jerk – she deserves all the bad karma coming her way!

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        The reason there is a new nanny is that they supposedly rip the other ones of and didn’t pay them. The rumor floating around was that they were illegal immigrants so they threatened with with that. Around the time their twins almost drown (while they were too busy being into themselves) someone posted a bunch of info on TMZ and some other websites.

    • butterisafruit says:

      I agree, she does defend every action. If she was so sure of herself why even bring it up. I had the same take on her.

  43. Ellie says:

    Whoever writes this blog is extremely mean and psychotic. It’s good that you’ve found a hobby, and your writing is quite interesting and detailed, but must you center the blog around hatred for a person? That’s ridiculous. And whether or not you want to admit that this is a hate blog, it’s still called “I Hate Jill Zarin.” Is that really necessary?

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      So would your post by your own definition be a “hate post”?

      • Sha2000 says:

        Sigh….(this is getting old)….we just enjoy the variety and quality of the conversations we have here. Believe it or not many of us could careless about the namesake of this blog, but I guess you would have to spend time here to know that. Ellie, scroll through the different dated blogs and you’ll see what I mean.

    • boston02127 says:

      Yes….we hate Jill Zarin. Next.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        And her little dog too…..

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          lol~That’s one fugly doggie.
          Yes~Jill needs to make a whole lot of changes or this blog should remain the I Hate Jill Zarin Blog~
          It’s very easy to change the name if she learns to act like a loving, caring person who does not try to hurt people for her own pleasure.

  44. Rabble Rouser says:

    “No scratchy the new woody”

    Could she have been anymore ignorant of she tried.

  45. boston02127 says:

    I’m open to take bets on Tamera’s relationship & Gretchen & Slime’s relationship.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I think that Gretchen’s will last longer…only because Slade has no money and isn’t going anywhere.

  46. California35 says:

    Oh boy – hade a long weekend. I am contemplating take tomorrow morning off work, so that I wont worry about getting up on time or driving fast on this rain.

    My sister had her baby last night. It a long stay in the hospital, but once delivery started it was a matter of two pushes. We were all surprised and so happy. Daddy got to hospital JUST on time. I was very happy for them, they were able to share this moment.

    I got home this afternoon, and just had to share the news. I am an auntie again, this will be the first niece that is closer by me, and hopefully I will get to spend time with her.

    Have a good night….got to catch up with my zzzz 🙂

  47. lillybee says:

    Gratz on the new baby.

    • HD says:

      Good for her! That is what she needed, major distribution. Once she introduces more drinks under the brand money will just be rolling in even more than it is now! Bethanny has capitalized on a great product that allows you to still drink without the vast amount of calories. No one is going to turn that down! 🙂

  48. marcy says:






  49. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning~

    • HD says:

      Good morning, Baabee. We are always the early risers. LOL! I take my daughter to school in the morning and then I am just up. I don’t have to work until 9 a.m. so I have time to read and catch up.

      How have you been feeling?

      Did you watch OC last night?

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Hi Sweetie~
        No I missed it of course~what happened HD~I need details~lol
        Thank goodness for you~I was all alone..

        • HD says:

          Well I know Lynn will give a great recap but it was not that entertaining.

          The biggest thing I guess is that we met Eddie, Tamara’s boyfriend. He’s pretty cute, latin, in shape, Tamara and he got in the bathtub and kissed a lot! They act like love struck teenagers. They could not keep their hands off each other. She says they are in love. I wonder if they are in lust.

          Vicki is thinking about selling her house without telling or having any concern for Don. I guess he can sleep in his car.

          Alexis and family went on a road trip to San Diego. Obviously Jim did not want to be bothered with his family as he took his own car and wouldn’t even let his son ride with him. The biggest part of that was that Jim spent $27,000 on two watches. I think they have declared bankruptcy so why he would be out shopping like he has Steve Jobs money baffles me.

          Gretchen and Slade went to see some of her friends-a nice gay couple that have been together for years. I am wondering if they really like Slade. Part of me says no. Slade keeps talking about marriage and Gretchen keeps playing him off. She also commented on his weight which I loved! Its about time the women aren’t the only ones that have to be concerned with this. 🙂

          Overall pretty basic. The things I mentioned were just things that stood out to me.

          • boston02127 says:

            I think Tamara looks old next to her new b/f.

            • HD says:

              You know Boston, I agree. This was the first time I looked at Tamara when she was with him and thought dang she looks old.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                Did you also notice that she twice told him in the tub that she loved him and he never said it back.

          • HD says:

            Oh we met Peggy a.k.a. Alexis’s twin. She is into natural healing and things like that. She went shopping with Gretchen and Alexis for shoes. They all were dressed nice with nice hair and whatnot. I was thinking, is this how women in OC dress to just to shop? I would never make it. Gretchen did comment in her sidebar that she hates when older women try to dress young and pretend they are all that. I guess she meant Peggy because the camera panned in on her. Let’s face it, all the women have nice bodies. Bodies better than some 20 year olds so I don’t know why the dig. It seems short skirt, heels and big hair are the norm in OC. I wish someone here lived in or near OC so I can ask them is this what all the women look like?!

            • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

              Thank you HD~I am still laughing.
              I always think I miss something but then find out not so much.
              I wear eyeliner & mascara & lip gloss. Maybe a little blush in winter. My eyelashes are so tiny if they weren’t I would not bother with makeup at all. The only skirts I wear are long hippie types. But not shopping. Jeans~nice top sandals is what I wear.
              I hate heels. Look great but nothing is worth the pain & what it does to your feet. There are so many beautiful flats these days it amazes me that women still wear 4 and 5 inch heels.
              I remember in nyc going to work & riding the subway all the women including me had their nice high heels in bags & were wearing running shoes! lol
              Here in ky now anything goes which is nice.

              • Sha2000 says:

                Try wedges Patty. Their stylish, give you extra height if you need it like me (4″ for me I’m 5’3″ without) and they are comfy.

                • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

                  I have a couple of wedges for when my pants are too long. lol
                  I am 5’4″ & I have sketchers sandals that have a small fit & trim bottom so that gives me 2 inches & supposedly tightens legs thighs & butt. lol
                  Thanks Susan~
                  how are you doing?

                  • Sha2000 says:

                    I had the fitflops for awhile too, there comfy. Here in FL my feet are always in some type of open shoe, when I lived in NY & worked in “the city” no way would I expose my feet to the open subway air, lol….always had heels on! All is well here, last day of spring break for the kids, but no fun planned just cleaning. How are you feeling?

  50. boston02127 says:

    Good morning. The party’s over, spring break is over. Back to the old grind today.

    OMIB–Did you see the parade yesterday?

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      hi babydoll!

      sorry- don’t want to get all political on your a** but the parade really pissed me off this year by snubbing not just the Gay organizations but the Veterans for Peace as well, so I boycotted it. I know they really missed me. LOL

      Did you have fun?

  51. boston02127 says:

    Last night on WWHL, I was surprised that Andy didn’t mention any concerns about Japan.

    • HD says:

      I have heard that donations for Japan are way behind Katrina and Haiti. It seems like this tragedy did not garner as much global attention or that deep concern people feel for helping others. I am not sure if it is because we have Libya going on at the same time or what is going on. You know how the news and stuff is, as soon as the next big story comes along it is “old” news.

      • boston02127 says:

        On the radio this morning I heard that Simon Cowell is getting a bunch of pop stars together to make a CD and the benefits will go to Japan relief. I hope it does well.

    • Sha2000 says:

      He did on a previous wwhl.

  52. LavaLady says:

    I didn’t watch Celebrity Apprentice or OC. Just too tired from my weekend away with the girls. So much fun; so worth it. Crazy weather here right now. Snowing. Enough to have to clean the car off. Yesterday was the first day of spring, right?

    California – congratualations on your new neice. Such wonderful news.

    • HD says:

      How do I keep forgetting Celebrity Apprentice?! Sheesh!

      I did watch my season finale of Big Love.

      • boston02127 says:

        Each week they repeat Sunday’s Celebrity Apprentice during the week. When I see it in the TV guide I’ll post it.

        • HD says:

          Thanks Boston. I only watched the first night and I keep forgetting to watch it.

          • Sha2000 says:

            What did you think of the last episode of Big Love HD? I really liked it, I wish the last two seasons were as well written.

            • HD says:

              I really liked this last episode and I figured that this would be how this story ended because Bill would have to be out of the picture for these women to grow. They could not leave him because of their faith but there was so much more they all wanted to do. I loved it.

              • Sha2000 says:

                Bill was a whiny ass the past couple of seasons & the show was too focused on the action; Roman, Albie, the woman who dressed like an old man, etc. The show seemed to dwell on a topic for about two seconds and move on to the next & everything that hit them was huge drama. I think it would have been a lot better if they kept the focus on the dynamics of the marriage(s); but that’s me I’m a woman, I guess the “action” was for the male viewer.

                • HD says:

                  I would have loved to see more time spent on the women and how they were changing as individuals. I guess we saw that this season with Barb and Margene. Nikki seemed content at times but I think Nikki wanted some different male action. I loved that Bill asked Barb for a blessing. I got a little teary eyed.

                  • Sha2000 says:

                    Me too. I lost it when he spoke of resurrection. I’m the most nonreligious person you will ever meet but I believe in the validity, importance and the power of ones soul and believe we will be reunited with our lost loved ones eventually; one way or another. But YES, it was an emotional show last night.

        • 2Stupid says:

          They replay it on CNBC on Friday nights at 8:00 for anyone interested. I watch Sqawk Box every am so my TV is still on at night and discovered it last week.

  53. marcy says:

    great weekend for Bethanny…..read on shrill

    ny times feature article

    skinnygirl brands BOUGHT OUT BY fortune

    huge $$$$$ for our girl


  54. boston02127 says:

    GTG, Have a good day everyone.

  55. marcy says:

    does anyone know just how many MILLIONS fortune brands paid Bethanny for skinnygirl??????? do you SHRILL???


    • Sha2000 says:

      ….who cares?

      I’m just meh on JZ & BF. Maybe with her “millions” she can stop televising her bodily functions. Sorry, that’s the way I see it….

      • Sha2000 says:

        Sorry don’t mean to be rude Marcy, just honest.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Here’s more info Marcy:


          Each bottle retails for $12 here, which means it only cost her a few dollars to produce. Lets assume $4 (which is high because she still needs to profit & so does the retailer) per bottle, 9 bottles per case (as the article states) also stated “annual shipments already exceed 100,000 9-liter cases”. So if we do the math any which way this was a small acquisition…in my opinion.

          • Sha2000 says:

            Sorry just hyper opinionated today ; )

            • vilzvet says:

              Heheh, sha! I see Ramona is shilling her wine on twitter, it’s getting old already 🙂

              • HD says:

                Bodily functions. LOL! I am happy for Bethanny but I do have to say I find it odd that most people do not know they can make a skinny drink themselves without the fancy packaging and branding.

                • Sha2000 says:

                  EXACTLY ladies 🙂 !!!!

                  I’m getting tired of HW endorsed products! The only thing that has a remote chance of me buying is Mary Amons jewelry because I like her style, it’s fresh.

                  • Sha2000 says:

                    Look who else is selling bedding:


                    …and dog collars…anything to get your dime.

                  • HD says:

                    Virtually all alcohol is low in calories. It is what you mix with the alcohol that makes the difference. And ultimately as with anything else, how much you consume.

                    “Make a Skinny Girl on the rocks by adding ice to a rocks glass, add 2 oz. (a two-count) of white tequila, the juice of four lime wedges and a splash of Triple Sec, Grand Marnier or Cointreau. It’s that easy!”

                    There you have it. Pretty simple.

                    • Sha2000 says:

                      Mix me up one please! It’s Monday morning, but what the hell, I’m not driving anywhere!

  56. Sha2000 says:

    Ooooh, there seems to be a few housewives franchises we’ve missed:

    Looks like the same $h1t different country!

  57. Sha2000 says:

    Old but a HW mash-up:

    I still want to see the countess hang with Teresa.

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