I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York Season Four
We here at IHJZ have done some research and have come up with our own version of what will happen during the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New York. Some is fact taken from actual reports during filming of the show, other parts are embellished for fun but it is most certainly based on a true story… By Quincy IL and LynnNChicago. We hope you enjoy it!
Not Really Friends
The first snow falls in New York are beautiful. The snowflakes find their way to the streets and turn into a messy slush from traffic, but everyone enjoys the first snow in Manhattan. After a day of playing in the snow with their children, Alex and Simon left them with the nanny and went to a popular restaurant in SoHo to have dinner with some of their real life friends. As they were finishing their meal, Simon noticed Kelly Killoren Besimon laughing loudly as she arrived with a young handsome man. They pushed past the people waiting in line to get in and demanded their table immediately. Kelly is a celebrity and she expects this kind of attention wherever she goes.
Kelly saw, Alex and Simon and called out for all to hear, “Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!” but the fake smile did not extend to her eyes. Her eyes were beady, cold and grey, her dress was too short and her hair a rats nest.
Kelly laughed loudly as they were escorted to the best booth in the restaurant, the table that a nice couple were asked to abandon for Kelly.
Simon and Alex had made a truce with all of “The Real Housewives of New York City” recently. They were fellow cast members after all. Simon said, “I wonder if we should say hello to Kelly and her friend.”
Alex said, “Of course, that is the polite thing to do.” Alex got up and walked over to greet her fellow cast mate. Kelly did not reply to Alex’s kind greeting but rather she raised her menu to cover her face. As Alex walked back to her table she could hear Kelly and her young male friend erupt in laughter. Simon and Alex said nothing to their friends. There was nothing to say. This is New York City and that person was Kelly Bensimon.
Sonja sent a text to all of her cast mates, “I am planning a Burlesque Party with the most fabulous people in Manhattan. I would like to all to come.”
Jill Zarin read the invitation, snorted her disgust at such a tacky invitation, not a fancy evite that she typically sends but immediately texted back her acceptance anyway. Jill called Luann within seconds to discuss the party and to ask how Sonja was going to pay for this party. Luann explained that Sonja has friends in the restaurant industry so in exchange for a shout out on her reality TV show; Sonja gets these restaurants to supply everything as a part of the deal. Jill Zarin is the master of tweeting for freebees like cupcakes and boxes of liquor, but Sonja really knows how to arrange events that everyone in Manhattan hopes to attend.
Jill Zarin loved to gossip about money. Jill knows who has money and who does not have money. She knows about old money and new money, Jill keeps track of everything and everyone. During the first season of filming Jill knew Bethenny came from a family with money but that the poor girl had little of her own. Jill would take care of Bethenny, feed her and put a roof over her head but track everything along the way.
Jill Zarin was becoming more and more in tune to her cast mates lives as her Google Alert sent her messages frequently. She loved to share what she read online with the other housewives via text messages. Her Google Alert on Sonja Morgan revealed that Sonja’s lawyers had filed for bankruptcy while she had been in Europe for a week. Jill immediately contacted Luann to gossip about Sonja and her financial problems, as she said how sorry she was that Sonja was struggling, Jill was secretly thrilled of more negative press about the Blondes on her show.
Luann was having her own financial issues. Her ex-husband, The Count and his family have trusts and the third wife is low on the totem pole when it comes to divorce settlements even if she did live on a grand scale during the marriage. Luann did not appreciate Jill’s call as she sincerely liked Sonja and certainly understood Sonja’s problems.
Jill said, “How did Sonja spend 19.8 million dollars in five years?”
Luann responded, “She had a settlement with a production company.”
Jill started to explain to Luann the importance of good money managers and how she would never find herself in that same horrible position, “Never spend more money than you have” Jill told Luann but Luann wasn’t listening, the last thing she needed was financial advice from Jill Zarin. Luann told Jill she had another call and had to go but in reality she had to go and deal her daughter as the loud rap music and giggling coming from her room had gotten to be too much for Luann.
Luann’s daughter Victoria has had trouble adjusting to their new financial situation. She loved her school and her friends in Manhattan, but when her parents separated, they had to move to the Hampton’s home and she was temporarily in a school where she felt like she was an outcast. Luann’s son Noel de Lesseps had been very quiet. Both children missed their father. They also missed Rosie, who had helped raise them as well as having been the housekeeper and cook. Rosie was unable to move to the Hamptons permanently as she had her own family in the city.
Ramona was planning a new line of non-religious jewelry so she was busy at the husband’s office. Ramona was a busy business woman, she was going to exercise classes and had daily beauty treatments trying to maintain her looks. Looking like you are 35 years old when you are really 55 years old is a challenge. Ramona was still upset with Jill Zarin. The two ladies had made peace at her daughter’s 16th birthday party, but Jill had not returned her calls recently. Ramona knew that Jill was on her blackberry day and night tweeting constantly so surely she saw the messages from Ramona.
Whenever Ramona is under stress she takes it out on her employees. Today she was interviewing for more office help as the calls and orders were getting to be too much for just one assistant. Ramona was also starting her new wine label and knew the office would be hectic. Ramona excelled at dealing with people, she knew that they appreciated her feedback on how they dressed for interviews and would forever be grateful that she suggested her new skin care line to improve their looks. How could she hire any of these girls when they don’t look their absolute best?
Sonja has asked Cindy Barshop to join her as she tried on costumes for her party, The Employer would be sending a film crew . Sonja was in a short French maid’s outfit when she leaned over for the cameras to film her bare bottom and then made a joke about forgetting half of her costume. The cameramen enjoyed it, although they thought for sure The Employer wouldn’t use this footage on the air.
Alex and Simon showed up for their costume fitting. Simon said, “I love to dress up as much as I love to see Alex in fish net stockings.” If ever words were unnecessarily uttered, Simon had just uttered them.
Simon van Kempen had recently made a huge life change, he resigned from his job managing a beautiful boutique hotel and now lands freelance work involving social networking and the internet. Simon was the first to see that Kelly Bensimon had a problem with her Twitter account. She had attempted a name change, and made a complete mess of the whole thing. Although Kelly had recently dissed his wife in the restaurant, Simon knew that he could help a cast mate and a damsel in distress.
Simon always tries to be the gentleman when he saw that someone had taken over Kelly’s old Twitter name and how upset it had made Kelly he sent a request through a private message to the Twitter member who had taken over Kelly’s old Twitter name. Unfortunately this act of kindness blew up in Simon’s face. Word spread quickly through the Real Housewives fan base on Twitter and among the blogs that Simon was consorting with the enemy. Fans didn’t understand why Simon was helping Kelly after they had all supported him and his wife for so long against Kelly’s accusations that Alex had bullied Kelly. Fans watched as Simon and Alex seemingly were becoming friendly on the internet with Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon after they had always been so mean to Alex McCord. Fans defended Alex and now felt betrayed. Twitter and the blogs blew up against Simon but he did not back down, he responded and without giving away secrets of the show, attempted to defend his actions.
During the chaos Simon received an email from someone who lives on the prairie. A member of the IHJZ blog, she would write blogs for the board to discuss with the permission and support of the blog owner. That email was very uncharacteristic and she was very unkind to Simon vanKempen as she felt, like so many others, that he had sold out his supporters who had been there for Alex and Simon in their darkest hours.
Simon reviewed the email and because he knew of and respected this IHJZ writer, he requested the email author’s phone number, he called her on a Sunday afternoon. Simon explained that he and Alex are real people and not characters on a television show. He said that people grow and change and that it isn’t healthy to hold grudges. Yes, they suffer, but healthy people move on. If you are a cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” you know Kelly and Jill, you eat with them, you attend events with them. Yes, both have done things to Alex and Simon, but over time, people adjust. So this is what happened in the Fourth Season of “The Real Housewives of New York City” people found a way to get along because they had to. The Employer will hate this and he may not renew for another season on the show, but normal people do adjust.
So, the person on the prairie felt badly, because of that email. After thinking about Simon’s words on the phone she regretted using the word, “turncoat” in the email. Simon is not a turncoat, he is a husband and father living in a bubble. The kids are coming to an age where a comment from Jill Zarin on national TV could be used to taunt them in the school yard. Good parents, living in the big city and on the prairie make these adjustments for the benefit of their children.
Simon took to the internet and wrote this: “There is no way that I can please everyone all the time, I own everything I did & with good conscience. There seems to be many misconceptions out there & when you watch the 4th season many will be cleared up.”
“Lastly if I didn’t care what one fan wrote I wouldn’t have entered into a dialogue with them.”
Simon van Kempen did enter into a dialogue with one of them who lived on a prairie that day and over time, I came to realize that Simon van Kempen is a gentleman and a very intelligent person who can survive in the canyons of Manhattan with people that seem to act like animals while keeping his humor, sense of honor and being a good dad at the same time. Apparently, I can make a mistake, admit my error and give a sincere apology while hoping that my apology does get accepted because it is sincere. Quincy~
Weekend Part II – The Real Housewives of New York Season Four
Sonja Morgan’s Burlesque Party was attended by the elite members of New York City Society and The Real Housewives of New York City. Sonja hated to mingle her real friends with the sometimes inappropriateness of her cast mates but tonight she made an exception. The party theme was “Fishnet, Feathers, and Flesh.” While Jill initially accepted the invitation, she felt the theme was ridiculous and knew her absence would negatively affect Sonja’s party so Jill sent a last minute regret via text to Sonja. Jill’s absence left The Employer with very little to film, the party went off without a hitch.
Ramona Singer is new to Twitter but she loves to tweet. She often tweets nonsense questions and even gives away a few secrets about The Real Housewives of New York City. Ramona’s followers adore her! One morning Ramona opened her Twitter account and was surprised to see a you tube link to a video of Luann’s daughter, Victoria de Lesseps who appeared to be rolling a marijuana cigarette and using foul language including the “N” word. Neither of these things are covered in Victoria’s mommy’s book. Without another thought, Ramona retweeted this link to the video and many of Ramona’s followers were very offended. Why would Ramona send such a foul video out to her fans? Ramona was no fan of Luann but the offensive “N” word was not just uttered by Victoria in the video, it was right there spelled out in that tweet, it was so insane that Ramona felt it was ok to send that out to everyone.
While Jill Zarin and Luann were in Atlantic City filming for show, one of the producers received Ramona’s tweet and knew that this would be fodder for the masses. The producers discussed how they would work this into the show. They approached Luann who was visibly shaken and refused to continue filming. Jill was torn, she wanted viewers to see what a foul inappropriate thing Ramona had done but she did sincerely care for Victoria, having a daughter too, Jill knew how much damage could be done by having this on camera. Jill and Luann immediately went back to Jill’s hotel room and Luann called Ramona, “Ramona, how could you put this out. You are crazy? I would not have done this to your child.” Ramona was shocked, this was Luann over-reacting again as usual, Luann is always all about the drama. Luann asked Ramona how she could tweet anything so offensive and as Luann’s reprimand continued, Ramona opened her Twitter again and saw the word in her Tweet. Ramona immediately asked her daughter to help her to delete that tweet but the damage was done.
Soon the video was also removed from you tube. Members of THATblog were surprised that Jill Zarin, the center of the circle of fabulous people in The Real Housewives of New York City was the only NY Housewife who did not receive that tweet that Ramona so carelessly forwarded to her followers. It was sent to all of the other NY housewives even Cindy Barshop, the new housewife who has yet to be well known since she hasn’t appeared on air yet. Why Jill did not receive that tweet is a mystery that many speculated about but may never be solved.
The Employer was very disappointed that Luann and Jill refused to allow their reaction to the news of Victoria’s You- tube to be filmed as he had cameras rolling at the time.
Alex explained to Luann that they all make mistakes and Ramona’s, as with everything she does, are worse than your typical mistakes. Ramona’s apology was sincere. Unfortunately, there is nothing to stop the Employer from using what was taped and the reaction of all the housewives to Ramona’s tweet. Luann wasn’t even listening to Alex, she didn’t care what people thought anymore, it was over and she would never forgive Ramona. Ramona and Luann refused to sit with each other on a jet to Los Angeles to film just days after the offending tweet was posted.
In Los Angeles, Alex and Simon rented a sports car and took Luann and Ramona out to see some sites in the attempt to smooth things over. They were photographed with smiles on their faces, but only because the cameras were once again rolling.
The cast mates of The Real Housewives of New York have formed bonds over the past four seasons of filming. This fourth season will be different as the Greek Chorus, Bethenny Frankel, has refused to film for the show. She was our guide through the past few seasons. Good or bad, these are real people living in an artificial bubble created by the Employer.
As Simon told me, they have moved on in their real lives and the fans have to understand that normal people have to find a way to work out their problems. The Employer won’t be happy, but “The Real Housewives of New York” have an understanding.
Note to @gingerzarin who is now in Siberia….. It is a Cold War. I wish I was as intelligent as that dog. Quincy~
Until Next Time…