I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Orange County / Celebrity Apprentice
Quincy is on vacation this week so I wrote the Celebrity Apprentice blog as well as the RHOOC blog today.
The Real Housewives of Orange County
I think I get Simon Barney a lot better now than I did when he was on the show. He seemed controlling and domineering but in fact he was just trying to make sure that the Housewives viewers didn’t see the real Tammy Sue Barney. He thought he could maintain some sort of dignity for this woman. We watched as he cringed when Tamra would do some of the classless, lowlife things, he told her to stop talking when she called herself a “truck driver with tits.” That is the real Tamra, complete trash with absolutely no clue how to behave appropriately.
Simon had been trying to teach her but this season, she’s out there for the world to see, just as Jeana described her and what Simon was trying to save her from showing to viewers.
Tamra and Vicki went to Cabo San Lucas for a few days, this was the “girls trip” that Vicki never got last season, poor thing. This was also supposed to be Tamra’s apology to Vicki. Simon was always against these trips because he watched how inappropriately Vicki acted in past seasons during these mini-vacations. This is exactly what Simon was trying to prevent. Tamra made a complete fool of herself and she knows it, she even tweeted that she would get a lot of criticism over her behavior, this mother of four was out of control.
These two women should not be allowed out of the United States as each time they visit another country, they embarrass themselves and Americans. Hanging all over strange men that they just met, Vicki pretending to be mortified that Tamra lay on the bar and allow people to do body shots off her stomach, screaming at the top of their lungs and drinking too much, you would think these women were in their 20’s. Come on Vicki, you know you’ve done worse, remember this?
The whole point of the trip was supposed to be Tamra apologizing to Vicki over the way that she treated her last season. I have several issues with that whole premise since Vicki acted like an entitled bitch all last season and deserved every moment of last season. When it comes to Tamra, Vicki continues to think that she was right butting into their marriage, when in fact Tamra was confiding in her friend and expected Vicki to support her without confronting Simon Barney. Vicki still seems to think that Tamra should have chosen her (brand new and on air) friendship over her marriage of 16 years.
The fact is, had Vicki just silently supported Tamra, they most likely would have had the same outcome, Simon Barney’s money ran out and so did Tamra. Tamra failed to write “vows” to Vicki promising to love, cherish and have her back until death do they part but Tamra claims that she spoke from the heart in any case. Tamra’s speech was actually a lot of BS that we know Tamra wouldn’t have said any of if she hadn’t needed Vicki this season. Tamra was clear last season that she thought Vicki was wrong and many viewers agreed, had Simon’s money have continued to flow, Tamra would have stayed with him and continued to battle with Vicki. Tamra also included in her speech that she needed Vicki now, all true but don’t ask Vicki for a loan Tammy Sue.
These two women completely embarrass themselves, Vicki has acted like a fool on other occasions in fine dining restaurants but I seem to recall her giving Alexis a hard time last season when she had trouble eating something that she wasn’t familiar with. Vicki clearly has little experience eating in fine dining restaurants and reacted the same way Alexis did last season, I believe Vicki described her behavior as “classless trash”. Vicki reacted this way before in past seasons when confronted with high end dining, maybe she should stick to McDonalds.
Vicki is the epitome of the loud, obnoxious American that so many of these countries complain about, she acted this way in Italy last season, this year she’s taking her horrible behavior to Mexico. She told every service person she came into contact with that Tamra owes her a “big apology” and every one of them seemed very uncomfortable dealing with Vicki.
We got to see a bit of what’s to come with Vicki as she dissed her husband yet again and was hanging all over some stranger who looked a bit like Donn, Tamra noted in her interview that Vicki got quiet and moody when the subject of Donn came up, Vicki simply said things aren’t always the way they seem. When last we saw Vicki and Donn they were renewing their vows and completely in love. Was that all for the cameras? I called it last season, Vicki was trying to do anything to improve her reputation and that trip with her husband to renew their vows was all for the cameras.
I think Tamra was trying to shock viewers with her ridiculous sex converation with Vicki in Cabo. Again, more of what Simon was trying to shield her from, showing the true Tammy Sue and her crude, rude behavior. Vicki’s reaction was so fake, a few more of those Cabo Wabo cocktails and Vicki would have jumped right in.
Maybe we could pass these two off as Canadians if they ever travel out of the country again. (Sorry RealCityHousewife)
Gretchen was shown having two lunches, first with Alexis and another with her Daddy. Alexis was trying to talk Gretchen into marrying Slade Smiley, who thankfully wasn’t shown on screen in this episode. Why would Alexis want Gretchen to get married to Slade? Alexis seems to think it is no big deal, if it doesn’t work out, just get a divorce because God forgives. What Alexis fails to see is that Gretchen has already wasted two precious years with this loser and if they have children, divorce can be messy. Gretchen can see that with Slade’s past.
Her lunch with Daddy was the opposite, Gretchen seemed to be asking him if he would be ok with her having children with Slade without marrying him. Gretchen admitted that her mother would kill her if she did that and Dad didn’t seem all that happy about the prospect either. I understand there is a ticking clock and if she wants children, she probably should get moving, still, Gretchen has a pretty good head on her shoulders, she admitted that she would carry the burden of financially supporting this man if she did marry him. Run Gretchen, Run like the wind!
We got to know a bit more about one of the newest Housewives, Peggy was filmed for a documentary on Post Partum Depression, it seems Peggy has a very serious case of PPD and was even suicidal. This can be devastating for families but unless Peggy didn’t completely share with us, she didn’t get any therapy or proper anti-depression medication. For a case of PPD as serious as “wanting to get the gun” or “throw yourself down the stairs” would warrant a trip to a doctor, right? Peggy tells us that her mother in law gave her some holistic medications and she felt better. I hope anyone watching who may be suffering from the same problem doesn’t self-medicate or fail to seek help from a mental health professional because of this show.
Peggy tells us that her friends turned her on to requesting a “Push Present” for “pushing out a baby” and was presented with a Bentley after giving birth to her second daughter. I guess I see now why another Orange County family had to short sale their home.
Peggy and her family take a road trip to Palm Springs, check into a beautiful resort and immediately head down to the pool where a private cabana awaits. Peggy’s husband takes their older daughter London into the pool and as Peggy is waving at London her younger daughter Capri cut her finger on a picture frame. The way that this woman panicked must be normal for the children, not one tear but Peggy completely lost her mind and repeated “Oh My Gosh!” at least 20 times, I lost count. Luckily Peggy’s husband is reasonable and took care of the child but he grudgingly took the child to the emergency room because Peggy couldn’t seem to calm down. Naturally little Capri was just fine. Still not one tear.
I hope Peggy has help with her children while her husband is at work, this woman has no sense and couldn’t handle a little accident.
Alexis seems much more useful in a crisis but we see her struggle to take her twin daughter’s shopping as she tells us how difficult it is to care for twins. I have to agree with her, if you’ve never had to care for twins, it really is very challenging.
I have to say I appreciate Bravo limiting the husband’s air time this season, I’m hoping it continues. Unless absolutely necessary, I can live without seeing Slade and Jim on screen. From what we’ve heard that is what Jim wanted, limited camera time but we all know Slade is a fame whore and wants to be on screen as much as possible. It seems they’re also keeping Donn’s appearances to a minimum. It is possible that he was already out of the picture during some of the filming. Bravo doesn’t air scenes in order, as we’ve learned so it is possibly Donn didn’t film the complete season.
The Orange County ladies have posted their blogs:
A few of Tamra’s Tweets:
@TamraBarney: watching last years reunion show 1. Reminds me of how unhappy I was. 3. So much stress on my face 3. Never be the last in hair/makeup chair
Counting to three is quite a challenge….hang in there Tammy Sue!
@TamraBarney: Ohhh I’m going to get some crap about tonights episode…. Judge on! Who’s going to watch tonight?
I wish The Donald would change things up a bit, the men vs. women is getting old. I’d really like to see the interaction between the men and women and how that would affect these tasks. Let’s see how Ms. Dionne Warwick would deal with Gary Busey, right?
Well that’s not going to happen now as Ms. Warwick practically dared The Trumpster to fire her, so he did. But lets go back a moment, the task was to create a 30-second commercial for a video phone. The men led by Project Manager, Lil Jon created a funny, cute ad that was supposed to add shock value by having a gay man introduce his new boyfriend to his parents via video phone.
The ladies, let by NeNe Leakes, went with the typical pull at your heartstrings video having a young girl simply saying “hi from Paris” to her folks. The only thing that made it a little unique is that they cast Marlee Matlin as the mother and she used sign language to communicate.
I’m totally over Star Jones and her support of certain people on the team while she throws others under the bus. This woman knew that Dionne was the weakest link yet tried to throw Playboy Playmate Hope Dworaczyk to the wolves, with no explanation. It wasn’t really a surprise that Star supported NeNe during this task, while we know that somewhere down the line these two ladies clash, Star is not hiding her loyalty to none at all as the season is still just beginning.
The way that Star sabotaged Lisa Rinna and allowed Nikki Taylor to be eliminated without cause in the past few episodes was just so obvious. Nikki was one of the strongest players and the way that she took all of the blame on herself without any support from her teammates is the reason the ladies will continue to keep losing and the men will dominate this show.
Star Jones leads the team in every task regardless of who is chosen as the Project Manager and she is ultimately to blame for the women losing as she divides the players and encourages backstabbing. There is no support, no teamwork and no encouragement. She has created a team of women who have to watch their back’s because Star’s knife is always in hand.
While Busey is a wild card he ultimately hit his mark and made the commercial, they had to edit is “Big Wednesday” out of the shot as apparently he chose not to wear any undies under his robe during filming. Oh Vey Gary, I guess you hit your head pretty hard in that accident?
In the end Lil Jon did a fabulous job and surprisingly Meatloaf is turning out to be an incredible member of the men’s team, he is focused and dedicated. These men work together and will ultimately continue to win as long as the women continue to act like fools.
NeNe began to cry in the boardroom, the ultimate sin in Trump’s eyes. He is looking for strong business people and her tears showed weakness. I’m surprised he didn’t fire her on the spot. I was proud of LaToya who found herself having to defend her contributions to the team. The Donald is impressed by and fond of LaToya Jackson so the ladies are going to have a difficult time convincing him to fire her. I have to agree with her on this task, she did what was asked of her and tried to contribute where needed. I was surprised that Marlee threw her under the bus after Marlee’s interaction with Dionne during the task, I thought she would go that way.
So we lost legendary singer but lazy team member Dionne Warwick and Lil Jon’s charity will get $20k from the Apprentice and another $20k from the company they worked for tonight for his charity.
Let’s see who takes the lead in next week’s challenges…plenty of men left, the women are dwindling…
In Other Housewives News:
Jill Zarin must be going crazy because she is simply not getting enough attention, her answer to that? Create a U-Stream account and start to broadcast! This is her third attempt at this nonsense, the first two were so boring and I guess Jill just doesn’t take a hint well. This time she attempted to run a live U-Stream during the airing of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
A word of advice Jill Zarin, people don’t want to listen to your whiny voice yapping during the show, they actually want to watch the show! Besides that no one wants to see you lying in bed with your dog listening to you complain about the smell when she passes gas.
Hopefully this was a test to see how many would join her live during a broadcast of a Real Housewives episode. Her plan is to go live during airings of The New York Housewives but it simply doesn’t make sense. People can’t watch and listen to her while they’re trying to view an episode. She will have already seen the episode and will be trying to make excuses for her behavior, that’s the plan.
This, Jill’s third U-Stream recording isn’t posted to be able to view so she either purposely didn’t record it, mistakenly didn’t record it or because she had so few people join her, she chose not to post the recording.
Jill Tweeted: Where are my “people”?? We need you in our LIVE chat on Upstream.com Just type in Jill Zarin or jillzarin and you will see me! In bed! hah!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
And across the river in New Jersey, all the media outlets have picked up the story of Teresa Giudice’s husband Joe being arrested. This genius took his brother’s identity and attempted to get a driver’s license in his brother’s name. I guess he completely forgot that he is on television and most people in Jersey probably recognize him. No word on whether or not his brother was in on the plan or if Joe did this behind his back. I’m sure we’ll hear more about this case soon. $50,000 later Juicy Joe joined his wife at her book signing that went on even with her husband in jail. I guess if Teresa stopped her life every time her husband got arrested, she’d be staying home a lot.
Today is Bethenny’s First Wedding Anniversary! Happy Anniversary Bethenny and Jason!
Until Next Time…