IHJZ Real Housewives of New York Preview / Pregnant In Heels

I Hate Jill Zarin   Real Housewives of New York Preview – Kelly Bensimon


Many people agree that Kelly Bensimon should not be on a reality show, some say she shouldn’t be allowed to raise her children still others believe she should be in an institution or at least getting professional mental health therapy.

This season marks Kelly’s third on Real Housewives, she initially told viewers that she never watched the show, didn’t know anything about her cast mates and had no idea what she was getting into.  Kelly’s ex-husband Gilles Bensimon has obviously signed off allowing his two daughters to appear on the show with their mother.

There must be something addictive about being a Bravo Housewife because if there was ever a housewife who should have quit to save herself and her family it is Kelly Bensimon.

Last season Kelly seemed to start off the season pretty normal even making peace with Bethenny and attending her Skinnygirl Margarita launch party.  Kelly told Bethenny that she has no reason not to be nice yet told viewers that she’ll never trust her.  That’s ok, had Kelly moved forward with that mindset all would have probably been alright.

Instead Kelly began to bring up the past, while she said she was forgetting and moving forward, Kelly brought up the Madonna remark and other previous conversations that apparently caused Kelly distress.  Kelly truly believes in her mind that Bethenny had put her in the press with negative comments and even attacked Kelly’s children.

As Alex pointed out there is no evidence that Kelly’s children were ever mentioned in the press and there is certainly no proof that Bethenny put Kelly in the press.

However, at the Season Two Reunion of The Real Housewives of New York, Andy Cohen read from an article where Kelly completely bashes Bethenny, then at the Season Three Reunion Kelly says that she’s never mentioned Bethenny in the press.  Ding Dong!  Is Kelly home?

As the season continued Kelly butted heads with Ramona at Jill’s Kodak event, another argument started by Kelly as she attempted to defend Jill.  Give it up Kelly, there is no defense for Jill and you don’t have the wits or intelligence to go up against anyone in defense of Jill Zarin.


It seemed as though Kelly was firmly placed in the good graces of both Jill and Luann but remained neutral with Alex and Sonja so when the St. John vacation came up and Jill and Luann both declined to attend, it was a bit surprising that Kelly agreed to go.  Of course Kelly insists that Bravo forced her to go.  I would still love to know how they did that.

We know that there was a lot of infighting over this trip, we know that Jill wanted to be the hostess of a Housewives trip during Season Three and that she refused to go to St. John because it was a trip in honor of Ramona Singer.  Bravo refused to bankroll Jill’s trip and only supported the St. John trip that they organized.  Jill and Luann both refused to attend and didn’t seem to suffer any major Bravo punishment, Andy Cohen announced in no uncertain terms on Twitter and again at the reunion that Kelly was NOT forced to go, yet Kelly continues to insist that Bravo forced her to go to St. John.  Ok, moving on.

In St. John Kelly clearly had a breakdown of some sort, there has been speculation that drugs may have been involved, possibly a reaction to overindulging in alcohol or that it was a major brain malfunction.

Overdose of Jelly Beans or Gummy Bears?  What the hell happened to Kelly?

We all watched what Bravo decided to show us and it was pretty bad but we’ve heard from all of the other women who were there that it was ten times worse than what we saw.  What did they mean by that?  Originally the impression that was given was that Kelly did even more bizarre things but Bethenny walked back a bit from that statement at the reunion by simply saying it was the same thing we saw times ten.

Details of Kelly’s removal from St. John started to leak and we know that she didn’t leave on her own as was shown on television.  Ramona read a letter on-screen that was supposedly written by Kelly herself saying she had to get back to New York to care for her children.  We later learned from Bethenny and Alex that Kelly was determined to be unfit to film any longer and was escorted back to New York by a Shed Media producer.

Kelly did have problems while away with her nanny, sources revealed that Kelly spent a lot of time on the phone with her girls and with the nanny as things weren’t going well at home.  I heard a story about the Housewives having to return to the airport to be filmed arriving on St. John (film that ended up on the editing floor).  They initially arrived in the middle of the night, too dark to film and the film crew was unavailable so they were all taken back to the airport so that their arrival on St. John could be on film.

During this car ride back to the airport Kelly got on the phone with her nanny and got into a bit of a screaming match with her.  That doesn’t exactly give you confidence to enjoy the rest of your vacation as this woman is responsible for your two young daughters. Could this have contributed to Kelly’s issues?  More reports of the night of Bethenny’s dinner party, not only did Kelly run back and forth into the house and back out to the terrace several times (we only saw it happen once on-screen) but her reasons for coming back that she communicated to the other Housewives was that she knew that they were talking about her while she was gone so she returned back to the dinner party to stop them from gossiping about her.

Kelly uses words like, “literally” and “actually” in the wrong context frequently, she said that Bethenny “Literally” tried to kill her. That is a serious accusation. Is Kelly accusing Bethenny of attempted murder? Really? Kelly said that Bethenny actually went after her little girls. Kelly was never able to substantiate any of her accusations against Bethenny and most people wrote them off as the rantings of a mad woman.

Kelly was seen harassing Bethenny on several occasions on the St. John trip, her constant attacks about Bethenny’s career as a chef, calling Bethenny a ho-bag, giving her a hard time about being away so soon after her father’s death and the constant unproven accusations that Bethenny was out to get her.

Kelly is seen on the phone with Jill Zarin telling her that Bethenny was in her face and said to Kelly, “you are not all that!”. We didn’t see that and I suppose it is possible that Bravo didn’t air that but this is the kind of thing that Bravo lives for so if it happened, I think we would have seen it.

Kelly’s appearance in Playboy was quite the public scam and embarrassment for Kelly.  When it was announced that Kelly would grace the cover of Playboy it was also announced that the photos were taken by none other than the best photographer in the universe, Kelly’s ex-husband Gilles Bensimon.  The fact is that the photos that appeared in Playboy were taken by Gilles Bensimon but they were taken several years prior to this while the two were still married.  They had submitted the photos to Playboy in hopes that they would be published.  At the time, Playboy passed on the opportunity to print the photos.

Once Kelly became a Real Housewife, Playboy decided to print the photos but somehow Bravo and Kelly decided to try to fool the public and film a pretend photo shoot of Kelly posing for Playboy.  Those scenes we saw on The Real Housewives were clearly not Gilles Bensimon taking the photos and the photos that were taken in the Bravo films were not in Playboy Magazine.

Kelly appeared on talk shows and in magazines saying how flattered that she was for Playboy to print photos of her 40-year old body but in fact the photos that Playboy printed were of her 20-something year old body.  It is clear looking at the photos that they are not recent pictures.  No one has ever questioned Kelly about this, of course Bravo was in on the scam so Cohen isn’t going to bring it up.

Add to the strange situation was the scene on the show as we watched Kelly awkwardly talk to her two daughters about appearing nude in Playboy Magazine.  There was no doubt that the girls, particularly her younger daughter, Teddy was not happy about it, she said, “when you have your shirt on, I’m ok with it”.  Kelly misunderstood many things that her children said and they scrambled to re-word things so that Kelly could understand.   I can only imagine what it is like to be Kelly Bensimon’s teenage daughter.  I really feel for these two girls.

The Real Housewives of New York City Season 3 – Mommy’s in Playboy – Video – Bravo TV Official Site http://t.co/7aGcrjZ via @bravotv

After Season Two of the Real Housewives of New York completed airing Kelly took to her Twitter account to bash Bravo, she had mini Twitter wars with Andy Cohen, she called the show “Bad TV” and continued to insist Bravo forced her to go to St. John.  If anyone in a real job would have done what Kelly did, they would have been fired on the spot.

Kelly Bensimon’s Twitter Meltdown During Real Housewives of New York City Finale – http://tvontherocks.com/2010/06/kelly-bensimons-twitter-meltdown-during-real-housewives-of-new-york-city-finale/

We all know that Kelly makes her life public on the show but she also fills in the gaps on Twitter, between tweeting where she is, what she is doing, photos of herself all around the country she also films herself doing things in You-tube videos, things like replacing her toilet seat.  Who knew it was that easy?  Seriously Kelly?

Kelly told viewers that she spends 80% of her time with her children.  I have to call her out on that for several reasons, not the least of which is that they’re in school full time so she has her days free for 9 months of the year.  She also attends a whole lot of events, club openings, movie premiers and parties not only in New York but around the country. Based on her Twitter account, during the past 5 months Kelly has done a lot of traveling and the majority of it was without her children.

Kelly Bensimon Schedule
Oct 19 – Ft Lauderdale, FL
Nov 5 – Las Vegas, NV
Nov 24 – South Carolina
Nov 30 – Boston MA
Dec 1 – Miami FL
Jan 5 – Atlantic City NJ
Jan 11 – Los Angeles CA
Feb 12 – Palm Beach FL
Feb 15 – Haiti
Feb 25 – Aspen CO
March 12 – Miami FL

In Kelly’s defense, her children did join her at a family gathering in South Carolina for Thanksgiving and I believe they may have joined her for at least one of these vacations, possibly more.  This is not all inclusive of all of Kelly’s trips only the one’s she has mentioned on Twitter.

Kelly’s estimation of spending 80% of her time with her children is an extreme over-exaggeration, very few mothers are able to up and leave their children this frequently.

Some of Kelly’s quotes:

Asked about Cindy Barshop, RHONY newest cast member,

“I didn’t give advice to Cindy. To be honest, I met her and thought she was amazing. She’s just a cool girl. Her story is even cooler: Her mother had cancer, she started her own business, she is so close with her family, she has two beautiful babies and she’s a really strong woman.”

Did Kelly say advice?  Who would take advice from this woman?  Unless you want to find out how to make a complete fool of yourself on screen, avoid any of Kelly’s advice.

Asked about the upcoming season, Kelly said:

I’m not with the drama parade. My whole way of thinking this season is just stretching my boundaries and talking to all of the women about how they can navigate well and supporting everyone. I actually told them all that ‘none of you will ever be in a situation like I was. I will make sure of it, or make sure that no one here feels left out of feels like they are being ambushed or bullied. I may not like you, but I will stand behind you all the way. For me this season, what is really important is that this is an aspirational season. This is what New York looks like. New York is smoking hot, they’re cool, they are educated, they are sexy, they are funny and they are friends. When I was growing up in Illinois, this is what I wanted to come to.”

This is what a 42-year-old woman on crack sounds like folks!   Kelly makes no sense, she talks about not allowing anyone to be bullied, she has no idea what the definition of “Bully” is, she wasn’t bullied on the show Kelly did the bullying.  Telling people to “zip it” when they’re trying to talk, saying it is all “white noise” constantly interrupting people at a dinner table, walking into a cocktail party talking on a cell phone, and the list goes on…

“Bethenny is a very nice person, I really have no animosity towards her. I only filmed with her the couple of times that you guys saw on television and we created awesome TV. It wasn’t what you guys see it as — she’s a great character, we had so much fun filming and I wish her well with all her endeavors.”

This all sounds freakishly familiar as Kelly continually told fans of the show that everyone was acting except her, remember her calling the show “Dynasty”? She claimed that she was the only one being authentic. Later she invited a viewer to join her on “the set” while filming the show to prove it is all just creating good television. I wonder if Kelly really does think her show has “a set”.

When asked about her many multitude of contradictory behavior, Kelly laughed and said, “its all ok, its just fun reality television”. She really doesn’t get it. In Kelly’s case contradiction isn’t just changing your mind about not eating processed foods then the next day eating jelly beans and gummi bears. Kelly’s contradictions are so absolutely insane that many are concerned about her mental health.

Her delusional world includes her truly believing that PETA is perfectly fine with her wearing fur. She is quoted as saying, “PETA isn’t saying don’t wear fur, they’re saying don’t abuse animals”. Do you think that Kelly really has no idea how fur coats are made?  Kelly’s fur coat was made with only minks that died of natural causes.  Remember that this woman is the primary caregiver to two young girls.

Kelly Bensimon is so jealous of Bethenny that in her own cheap, no-class way she attempts to copy everything that Bethenny does. Bethenny’s brand includes healthy recipes, a fitness video and a low-calorie cocktail all under the “Skinnygirl” brand.

Kelly created a cocktail too, Bethenny’s was bottled and sold, Kelly tweeted her’s out to fans. Kelly created a 7-day diet plan, Bethenny’s healthy eating plan was put out into a #1 Bestselling book, Kelly’s was placed on her kitchen table, was not appropriately healthy and was explained in a you-tube video then tweeted out to fans. Kelly created fitness tips, Bethenny’s was released in a professional video called, “Body by Bethenny”, Kelly demonstrates incorrect and sometimes even dangerous yoga moves on You-tube videos and tweets them out to fans. Kelly uses the hash tag #KellyFit so that you can find them easily on Twitter.

Bethenny’s meals and fitness video’s are reviewed and approved by a licensed physician, nutritionist and Yoga expert.  Kelly’s clearly were not.

Kelly has taken her brand a step further and she now takes photos and videos of her do-it-yourself projects at home and tweets those out with the hashtag #KellyDYI. I really don’t know why they don’t give Kelly her own show. She could teach people how to replace a toilet seat and paint a wall. I’ll bet Bethenny wishes she would have expanded to include home maintenance projects. Kelly is a genius.

If this Twitter Hashtag project of Kelly’s is her attempt to build her brand it only makes her look more pathetic.  Kelly is making a ridiculous attempt to do what Bethenny is doing but it is only making her pathetic.  As Bethenny says, “Go big or go home” Kelly, go home!

Here’s a great article about Kelly, it talks about her wardrobe malfunction when her breast popped out of her top on a runway.

http://www.rightcelebrity.com/?p=8396

I don’t typically talk much about Housewives fashion but Kelly’s is so unique (read odd) that I thought you might like to see some of her more recent outfits:


Kelly appeared on The View yesterday along with her cast mates, Jill, Cindy, Ramona and Alex.  Kelly’s obsession with Bethenny continues to come through even a year later.  Kelly brings up Bethenny right out of the gate.  You can view it here:

http://abc.go.com/watch/the-view/SH559080/VD55120774/the-view-45

theviewtv The View – Behind the Scenes

Both Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon talk extensively about Bethenny while on The View, is this a preview of what is to come on RHONY?  Is this like the girl who falls asleep first at the slumber party is the girl they all gossip about.  Bethenny’s gone so she will get talked about and all the blame for everything that goes wrong or went wrong in the past!

Kelly’s Twitter war with Andy Cohen:

http://wp.me/pVOhN-1o

The Real Housewives of New York premier’s on Thursday at 10pm/9pm Central on Bravo.

Pregnant in Heels by Quincy IL


Rosie Pope is a maternity concierge/guru who helps wealthy mothers in NYC prepare for the birth of their children.  Rosie and two assistants run a 24 hour a day maternity concierge business on the UES in Manhattan.  They serve million dollar mammas that pay thousands and thousands of dollars for preschools where their children use finger paints.  The mothers also pay thousands of dollars for maternity clothes.  Rosie calls them rich bitches with babies inside.  She is willing to serve their every need because they are “Pregnant in Heels.”

Rosie has a store that sells maternity clothes and baby supplies on Madison Ave and at another location she has a prep school which has classes for the care of infants and how to use the baby equipment. Some mothers hire Rosie to come to their homes for specific tasks.

Sara and John live in a modern Tribeca apartment.  Sarah feels no connection to her nine month old male fetus.  She refers to the baby as a life sucking parasite.  The couple does not want their apartment to look like a Baby Depot so they hire Rosie Pope to help them design a nursery that will not look like a nursery. Rosie tells us in an interview that babies love color, light and sounds.


Rosie gives a baby IQ test to all of her mothers.  The first question was, “How long does it take for the umbilical cord to fall off?” Sara guessed one week. The answer is one to three weeks and after that you can give the baby a bath.  Rosie discusses projectile vomiting and mentions that if the smell is like milk, it is ok.

Rosie asks the couple if she can look at their home.  Sara tells us that she wants to show the house as she thinks it’s fantastic.  They go to the guest room and there is a large bed with a changing table and a cardboard box containing the unassembled crib.  Rosie is disturbed by the lack of preparation and tells us that they don’t have a way to bring the baby home from the hospital as they have no car seat or stroller. There is only 4 weeks left until delivery of their son and they have done nothing.

The father, John, states that he grew up in the 70s and he knew that he was not the center of his parents’ universe.   He knew that he was just along for the ride.  The mother, Sara, said that she is not bonded to the unborn son.  She doesn’t talk to her belly and she has no relationship to her fetus.  Rosie tells us the baby should be the center of their universe.


Samantha and Mitch have called Rosie’s office for help in naming their third child, a boy.  Samantha is a bestselling author who specializing in branding and Mitch the father is NY’s author of the year.  They go to fashion shows and parties where they speak to Mayor Bloomberg and Tom Brokow.  They have two small daughters named Ella and Ruby.  They want a marquee name for their baby boy.  When they were looking for their daughter’s names they used a list of 12,000 names and spent time on a beach discussing each name. This time, they want Rosie’s help to get top experts and a focus group to suggest and then consider the names for their baby. Rosie said, “Holy moly,” but the mom is very sure that this is the process that she wants to follow and seems to think it will be great fun.

Rosie takes Sarah and John shopping for baby necessities like furniture and clothes. Sarah tries to fold an easy to fold stroller, but her 4 inch heels are a problem.  She is not giving up her heels for any baby or stroller.  Sara doesn’t like the word, “techno.”  They find a rocker in a print and Sarah sits in it.  She likes the pattern and babies enjoy looking at patterns also. Rosie teases the couple with a giant pink bear and they would prefer a set of blocks.

Rosie tells the Think Tank that Samantha and Mitch want a high class name for their son.  There is a list of specialists: the senior marketing director of Landor, a linguistics expert, the owner of a baby name blog, a poet, and the director of the small world social network.  Rosie’s assistant is there because he is extremely creative.

Samantha explains, they do not want a name with J, E, or R as the initial.  The name cannot be decorative so not “Apple.”  The couple doesn’t seem to like many of the names that are offered.   Rosie explains that they really don’t want anyone else’s opinion. When Rosie says, she loves the name, Wynn, Samantha tells us that they are there for the opinions of experts and Rosie is only the concierge maternity advisor so Rosie should not contribute.  There are some names that make it out of the session: Tucker, Miles, Holden, Bowen, Asher and Bode.

Rosie takes Dr. Ryan, a clinical psychologist/therapist to see Jason and Sara.  The couple asks what kind of doctor Dr. Ryan is.  They seem upset that Rosie brought a therapist and Sara tells us that she is hormonal and about to throw the doctor and Rosie out of her house.  Rosie explains and Jason says that they should give it a go.

Rosie shares her observations of the couple and she tells them that their house would not pass an inspection that would allow the baby to come into their home if they were a part of the charity dealing with mother with drug problems whose babies have been taken away from them.  Again, the parents are not happy, but they listen.  Rosie tells them that they are intelligent, but they have used their intelligence to postpone preparation for the baby and this is not normal.  Sara said she is not gushy while she tries to defend her statements from Rosie’s previous meetings. The doctor asks Sara if she is anxious.  She admits that she is frequently anxious.  The doctor tells Sara that her coping skills are not effective in this instance.  He explains that she has experiential avoidance.  She doesn’t like the anxiety so she tries to avoid it, but you can’t avoid the fact that she is nine months pregnant any longer.  Rosie explains that the parents are scared and many new parents are scared.  Sara and John begin to understand their issues and that is the first step to parenting.

Rosie is home in her apartment with her husband and young son.  Rosie was lucky to have a son as she has a divided uterus which caused her to have difficulties in the delivery of her son.  She is taking injections 3 or 4 times a day for infertility treatments and she cries when she speaks of her desire to have a second child.

We return to the name search and the focus group for Samantha’s son.  The parents and Rosie watch from a room with a large window.  The focus group has a mirror on their side.  The mother compares the search for her son’s name to the search for the name of toothpaste product with a large smile on her face.

There are names not included on the parents’ list so they can have the option of other names during the discussion.  The parents are not happy because the focus group does not like all of their favorites so now Rosie is asked to create a dinner part for their friends to discuss the names again.

At Rosie’s office, her creative assistant is dressing a pregnant mannequin and we learn that a “Queen Victoria” is an American “camel toe.”


Rosie and her assistant set up the nursery at Sara and John’s apartment.  The parents love the room. There is a polar bear rocker.  The stroller is there. The crib is set up.  The colors of the room are gray, but some shelves are red.  Rosie purchases a baby jungle gym with bright colors and told Sara that she really needs this for the baby. Sara sits in the patterned rocker and seems content.  Rosie thinks that Sara is changing for the better.

At the dinner party for the baby name of Samantha’s son, no one seems to like Samantha’s baby names and they are not afraid to say that don’t like the names. Samantha gives some names that she had in the beginning and Rosie said they are back to first base.  One friend said that name Asher was snobby and Samantha looked shocked.  Rosie said that Samantha and Mitch don’t value their friends’ opinions.

3 weeks later, Rosie goes to Sara and John’s condo to meet Fox, a beautiful and healthy baby boy.  The parents play with their baby and the mother was surprised that she took to motherhood so quickly.  The father kisses his baby and laughs. They purchased and under the sea baby jungle gym, but Fox prefers the red one that Rosie bought.

Rosie goes to see Samantha’s son and he too is a healthy baby.  The name of their son is Bowen Asher Jacobs.  They made their name decision after Samantha’s water broke. They took the names that no one liked except them.  Bowen Asher Jacobs will run for the Presidency of the US in 2052.

Thank you Quincy for that great recap of Bravo’s newest offering.  Lynn~

My comments on “Pregnant In Heels”  by LynnNChicago

These two pregnant women that we met tonight clearly have more money than sense.  Yes, I know, old bad saying but so true when it comes to this show.  People with money will pay someone to do almost anything.  Next we’ll be hearing about someone being paid to carry and deliver the baby…oops wait, sorry Camille Grammer.  That service already exists.

Couple number one on the show had some strange ideas, they didn’t seem to want to change their lifestyle for the baby but I did relate to Husband #1 when he said he was raised with the thought that “Children are seen but not heard”.  They are not meant to rule the house.  It is very “Sound of Music” but this couple took it to the extreme.  They didn’t want to decorate the baby’s room in a way that didn’t flow with the decor of the home.  I think the underlying issue was that they didn’t want to change their lifestyle and couldn’t seem to deal with what was about to happen.

Instead of dealing with it, they just ignored it and by 8 month’s along it was time to do something to prepare.  They had no baby clothes, no diapers, a crib still in the box but the hero comes in with a Therapist to save the day.

This couple should have cut out the middle man and gone directly to therapy.

The other couple knew what was coming as this was their third child and a child’s name is important but a focus group?  A think tank?  Its beyond!  The best part is after paying for all of those “professional” opinions, they went with their own favorite name anyway.

In both cases Rosie Pope proved to expectant moms that they really don’t need her after all.  She is filming her way right out of a career.

Good luck with this one Bravo, I’m not sure another Rachel Zoe/Millionaire Matchmaker type show about pregnant women is going to fly.  I’m anxious to hear what everyone reading this thinks.  Leave your comments, please!

Thank you to Harvey for this link, it ties together one of the expectant mother’s from Pregnant In Heels with Real Housewives of New York as the mom to be interviews Kelly Bensimon.

http://obsessedtv.com/2009/05/samantha-ettus-interviews-reality-tv-star-kelly-bensimon/

Ramona Singer hosted a viewing party for the Real Housewives of New York premier last night –


http://www.examiner.com/the-real-housewives-in-national/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city-sonja-morgan-alex-mccord-ramona-singer-cindy-barshop-and-kelly-killoren-bensimon-got-glammed-up-and-attended-their-the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city-season-4-premiere-party-hosted-by

My latest Associated Content blog is posted, please take a look:

Does Bravo Fire Anyone Ever? @ http://look.ac/dZNSFU

Terry Aley posted an interesting blog, nice work my friend!  Follow him on Twitter @RawVeggies  http://tinyurl.com/3vzcxs6

Bethenny Frankel made some pretty big news yesterday.  She appeared on Imus In The Morning and was careful not to trash Jill Zarin even though Jill was quick to slam Bethenny when she and her sister Lisa Wexler appeared on Imus a few weeks ago.  Imus wasn’t impressed with the sisters and seemed a bit put out that Mommy Gloria didn’t join her daughters on Imus’ show because of her “no flying in March” rule.  Imus even said he didn’t like the “Vibe” of Jill Zarin

http://www.imus.com/guestbook/2011/4/5/bethenny-frankel-tells-imus-how-to-get-to-a-place-of-yes-and.html

You can listen here:

http://wabcradio.com/sectional.asp?id=22807

Rumors flew about Bethenny getting her own talk show yesterday as well.  When Bethenny appeared on The Ellen Show last week, Ellen made a comment about working with Bethenny that sparked many questions.  Was Ellen simply referring to Bethenny’s regular appearances on The Ellen Show or was there more to that comment?  Well if unconfirmed reports are true, we will soon see Bethenny as the host of her very own talk show.

http://rumorfix.com/full-entry/2011/4/5/exclusive-bethenny-frankel-gets-her-own-talk-show.html

A really long blog today, if you’re still with me, bless you and thank you! 🙂

Until Next Time…

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381 Responses to IHJZ Real Housewives of New York Preview / Pregnant In Heels

  1. TLM says:

    Did anyone see the clip of Kookadoodledoo where she said, “We no speak-a Engrish”? I find it “amazing” that someone who says she’s so nice and kind to people is making fun of Asian accents.

  2. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    “Many people agree that Kelly Bensimon should not be on a reality show, some say she shouldn’t be allowed to raise her children still others believe she should be in an institution or at least getting professional mental health therapy.”

    I think she should have her own reality show called Kelly Land
    and have it filmed from her padded cell while wearing a straight jacket

  3. VAgirl says:

    Lynn, thanks for the blog and reminding us just how “nutty” KKB really is. Looking forward to the new season of RHNY and the “real” Jill Zarin (LOL). Glad Bethenny is getting her own talk show if it’s true. Don’t think Preggers in Hells is going to be a big hit for Bravo, but who knows? I would rather watch Body of Proof during that time slot. Perhaps I’ll watch reruns if I’m bored one day. I really appreciate this blog, which is much more than a blog. People care about each other and are generally respectful about each other opinions and there are some really smart, talented people here. I like hearing different people’s perspective on things.

  4. TLM says:

    The PIH couple with the branding obsession should have gone with Bowen Arrow.

    Is it just me, or isn’t the function of branding that you appeal to OTHER PEOPLE, and you don’t want to choose something that would turn off other people? Yet this couple ignored the opinions of others and chose names other people did not like.

    And isn’t Samantha Ettus herself supposed to be a “personal branding expert” with her own personal branding agency? Wouldn’t the most basic of personal branding be choosing a name? Yet she needed to hire an expert panel culled from multiple disciplines. I cannot believe any one of those people agreed to be part of such a project, and even if they did, to agree to being recorded on film as having done it. Talk about losing your professional credibility. They all must have been paid major money to sit there, and I don’t know how any of them kept their composure and didn’t either laugh at this couple to their faces, or leap across the table and strangle them. A guess a ridiculously big paycheck will make people tolerate damn near anything, including total personal and professional humiliation.

    • quincyil says:

      “Bowen Arrow” rotfl…. that is sooooooo funny…

      I think Samantha was on the show for her brand and to sell more books. She had a huge smile over the idea of naming a toothpaste. LOL.

      I am with Lynn on Rosie making comments on her customers but both pregnant women made comments about Rosie in interviews too. I wonder if the interviews came after they were shown their segments and they were on a revenge agenda or…they simply were being mean to Rosie out of the blue.

      I saw a lot of similarities to Bethenny with the first couple. The loved their pets, yet did not prepare for the baby until the last moment. Bethenny had some kind of anxiety avoidance happening with her wedding and with her baby preparations. Bethenny seemed not to know how to do basic things for the baby also.

      This was the first gray bedroom for a baby that I have every observed. Gray walls and a gray carpet.

      I don’t think the pregnancy of the first couple was planned, but I am glad they changed and that they showed Fox affection after he was born.

      Why are these women making fools of themselves on national TV? I think they wouldn’t mind having their own reality shows.

    • Mimisfbay says:

      Bowen Arrow, ROTFL

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      snort lol – Bowen Arrow is excellent branding – who would forget that name.

    • Zoey says:

      Bowen Arrow, genius! And yes, she’s the branding expert yet she had to hire out. Me thinks they are just all around well-edumacated nutjobs! I found both couples a bit hard to take, although interesting in a ‘freak show’ kind of way for one viewing.

  5. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Great blog Lynn- thank you!

    I TRIED to watch pregnant in Heels but just couldn’t do it. Why does Lori (?) have such strange speech patterns? It almost sounded like she is partially deaf- or has some type of speech impediment.

    Pretty brave to go on TV if either of those two guesses are true. She seemed pretty likable-and smart enough to see a need in Manhattan and step in to fill it.

    Quite interesting. But not interesting to watch.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bethenny didn’t seem too impressed with Rosie Pope on her show – neither was I.

      • quincyil says:

        Bethenny was having anxiety attacks through those lessons. I think she’s a great mom now thanks to Gina, Jason and Julie.

    • quincyil says:

      Rosie is English.

    • Zoey says:

      I thought the same thing about her speech, OMIB. It reminds me a bit of how Kelly Osborne speaks, not that I listen to her a lot…I guess it’s the British thing. I also wondered if she has a hearing deficit.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      one more
      i only watched 2 secs and assumed she was irish LOL

  6. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    Overdose of Jelly Beans or Gummy Bears? What the hell happened to Kelly?

    maybe she is a diabetic and doesnt know and that crap is loaded with sugar
    either that or she is like ive always said a paranoid schizophrenic

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      you know, not a lot of people commented on her remark she made to Luanne and Sonja when she had them over for cocktails-when she said she was afraid all of the time when she was married to Giles, and he would leave her alone to do a photo shoot.

      It did sound to me like she was very paranoid. And her rapid mood swings could indicate some type of schizophrenia.

      Or drug use.

      • quincyil says:

        She said that she was afraid when they were waiting for that spa thing with Luann, Sonja, and Jill too.

        • Zoey says:

          Hm, I don’t remember that. Very interesting. Maybe when her daughters get older and they see the issues she has, they will be the ones to encourage her to get help. I hate to be negative, but I can’t see the teenage years going smoothly with Kelly as a mother…
          You would think her family or ex would have gotten her to therapy. I wonder what they are thinking…

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            most likely hoping she does enough of this publicly and on the show so when they go to take her kids away they will have enough evidence

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        most drug abusers have moments of calm and clarity but not that loon

  7. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thanks Lynn and Quincy – so much fun stuff today!
    Kelly makes me uncomfortable. She is clearly unstable and not grounded in or accepting of the reality the rest of us live in. Added to that the fact that Jill Zarin is in her ear/ holding her leash and Kelly is a weapon! The promo of Kelly squirming in the sand making a “sand angel” with Jill saying there is nothing wrong with Kelly confirms that Bravo has no problem exploiting the handicapped and likely a big mistake as many, many viewers last year really wanted Kelly gone from RHNY. No doubt that Bethenny will be a topic – frankly she left a gaping hole in the franchise when she left – and as the others move to fill that void we will likely be witness to the last season of the NY housewives.

    • viki55 says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more. I think Jill is the key to Kelly’s paranoia concerning Bethenny. The “voices” Kelly hears are all coming from Jill’s mouth. Jill is the puppet master. I hope this is the last season. I still haven’t decided if I will watch or not. Ramona is the only likeable character left!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        oh i love Alex i really think she and Simon are really friends of Bethennys same as Ramona
        i would miss those couples yes even Mario
        LOVE Ramonas Daughter

  8. Cusi77 says:

    Good Morning Lynn And everyone!

    HD- You have an Email!

  9. OneMoreInBoston says:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/bravo_stars_snicker_at_padma_WKoqzRVEFl1KGQy2oNvyFN

    The belief that Bravo princess Padma Lakshmi got special treatment at the shoot for the “Summer by Bravo” commercial brought out the long knives from her network rivals this week.

    Other stars, including Kyle Richards, NeNe Leakes, Patti Stanger, Jill Zarin, Lisa Vanderpump, Kara DioGuardi and Jamie Oliver, arrived at 8 a.m. in Brooklyn to film the promo on Monday. Lakshmi popped in as scheduled three hours later. But when the culinary queen, with her makeup perfectly applied and hair blown out, brought an entourage of six to a private room and brushed past the others without a greeting, the women started to gossip.

    Our source overheard one star hiss, “It takes a village to raise a child,” noting the entourage who formed a barricade around Padma’s dressing area and played with her 14-month-old daughter, Krishna.

    A witness said, “They took all of the women’s bags that had been left in a dressing room and threw them into a hallway so Padma could sit separately with her baby in between shoots.”

    But “Top Chef” judge and Lakshmi pal Gail Simmons told us, “We didn’t know a lot of the women [who were there]. It’s not like we work together on a regular basis. I met a lot of people on the set for the first time. It’s not like we’re holding hands and singing ‘Kumbaya.’

    “I don’t think I spoke to most people, either,” Simmons said. “You are there to do a job. She [Padma] was with her child. I would think that anyone could understand that, and she’s still nursing, which is also not a public thing to do. What’s there to complain about? It’s not high school. We’re all professionals.”

    “Millionaire Matchmaker” star Stanger added, “We all thought her baby was beautiful.” Another source noted that “Top Chef” is the highest-rated Bravo show and Lakshmi gets top-dog respect as an Emmy nominee.

    A Bravo rep said there were no designated dressing rooms. And Padma’s rep sniped, “I think this is a nonsensical item from a ‘Housewife’ who is jealous. It’s going to make Padma look bad, and it’s just not true . . . she didn’t get any special treatment.”

    Now who in the world could be the jealous Housewife who leaked this to Page 6? 😉

  10. TLM says:

    Thanks so much for the Imus link to Bethenny, Lynn… was looking all over yesterday for clips and couldn’t find it. God, Imus is such a creep. I hadn’t heard his voice in years and it still grates on me, but I’ll go anywhere for Bethenny, LOL. I always love hearing B imitate Jill. I definitely think Imus tried to bait her by saying HE didn’t care for Jill and Lisa. By the way, Don Imus commenting on how old B looks is pretty hysterical since he looked like he was 200 years old ten years ago.

    I will credit Imus with asking what Jason does for a living, which no one else I’ve seen interview her has done. She said he’s “in sales” and that she doesn’t like to talk about it, but he’s been helping her in her business. So I guess as of April, Jason still has his day job and is only part of B’s business in his free time.

    This exchange was priceless:

    “I hope your book does well.”

    “It’s already a New York Times bestseller.”

    “Well then why are you here?”

    • Nancy says:

      Remember that Jason (her old boyfriend) got fired when they found out he was on RHONY.

      • TLM says:

        No one ever mentioned where Jason 1.0 worked, though, and he was barely on the show and hardly spoke even when he was on there. Jason has been in the mix of RHONYC, BGM and now BEA and has revealed a lot about his family, their sex life, everything. He’s talked about his farting habit, for God’s sake. Basically the only thing they haven’t said is what he actually does for work. If he wasn’t fired after Bethenny emailed him the nude photos of her from the PETA shoot to his work email, I doubt he would be for saying what kind of work he does.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        omg i didnt know that
        thats not right
        and he was barely on

  11. California35 says:

    Yes, we are still with you 🙂

    Great blog about Kelly… I will read the rest later.

    Did you read what I wrote late last night? About my “dream” regarding Jill and Kelly.
    😛

    Have a lovely day – see you guys later.

  12. WindyCityWondering says:

    Caught the sneak peak of Pregnant in Heels and rewatched it again last night. While Rosie Pope is an endearing woman, the show is just too difficult to watch and will become boring fast as the expectant parents are more interested in themselves than their babies! A thought – Bravo wants a successful NYC centric show – is this offering to pacify the viewers because another show that starts tomorrow is nothing more than diaper filler?

    • Sha2000 says:

      I watched 5 or 10 mins because nothing was on. I don’t mean to be rude or anything but, Rosie’s voice sounds strange to me. She says this about her accent:

      But it dosen’t sound like an accent to me, it sounds like she can’t hear herself. It’s almost as if she’s deaf or at least in one ear, maybe? Anyone else agree?

      It’s almost as bad as listening to Rachel Zoe’s affected snotty whining.

      • Sha2000 says:

        And whatever it is it’s not “Southern English”.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        I agree. I thought maybe she’d had a partial clef palate or something. But partially deaf makes sense too as it kind of resembles Marlee

      • TLM says:

        I think the show is a total bomb and I said this after suffering through the first 10 minutes; I didn’t even get to the famous baby name focus group.

        However, I am surprised that what had seemingly triggered so many people to commit a homicide is Rosie’s voice. The sheer volume of tweets on this topic was enough to sink a ship. It really seems to irritate people to no end, even more so than the crazy couples featured on the show. Apparently a lisp is more annoying to people than calling your unborn child a “parasite.”

        To me it sounds like her native English accent has partially faded, coupled with a lisp, and this somehow throws American ears off. But generally when someone is interesting and has a speech impediment, you just start to hear what they are saying and don’t so much notice the impediment. Maybe it’s because people didn’t find her interesting that they focused on her voice? Who knows.

        • Bea says:

          I admit, Rosie’s voice irritates me to no end. I’ve now had to put on the closed captions on to get thru the show.

          I don’t think Pregnant in Heels will be a success but damn!, these parents are off the wall crazy!! … Which means I have to watch & tweet about it! LOL

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        oh i LOVE Rachel

    • Mimisfbay says:

      lol

  13. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Thanks for the blog~Lynn & Q
    Made me think we don’t have it so bad here. lol
    Still cannot believe they allow her to be on show & keep her children.

  14. Sha2000 says:

    Wow so far good blog but long, I’ll have to return to it later. I don’t know how you do it Lynn, but thanks! Two things I do want to point out firstly this:

    “I heard a story about the Housewives having to return to the airport to be filmed arriving on St. John (film that ended up on the editing floor). They initially arrived in the middle of the night, too dark to film and the film crew was unavailable so they were all taken back to the airport so that their arrival on St. John could be on film.”

    I find it unlikely that Bravo would do that because in St. John does not have an airport (75% of the island is preserved as national park, beautiful place). One typically would fly into St. Thomas, drive through Charlotte Amalie to Red Hook and take the Ferry or a boat (which is typically 45 minuets) to St. John. Once in St. John you would have to continue on to your destination via taxi. My point is I would question the source of that Kelly VS the nanny rumor based on the fact that the logistics of going back to the airport just to film someone walking, seems crazy.

    Secondly, on the comment about the photos in the magazine being of Kelly 20 years younger…I think that is neither her fault or Bravo. It’s the fault of a magazine that for decades has reduced women to a physical standard that defies the laws of nature and the female aging process. They’ve also promote a dumbed down version of female intelligence, but that’s another discussion.

    Having said both those things, yes I agree something is unusual about KB; in fact I found this blog a day or so after her antics on St. John were featured on Bravo. I guess I should be grateful to her 🙂

    • quincyil says:

      I have some really good photos from 20 years ago…. the ones from 35 years ago are better. I wonder if Playboy is interested.

      When my son was in high school I found a stack of Playboys from the early 60’s under his bed. Those women were in their 50’s, but someone had save them and shared them with my son and his friends. I thought it was funny and vacuumed around them.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I bet if you compared the women in those photos to the women in their magazine today you’d see a big difference! Now with all the plastic surgery a women of 40 is expected to have a body of a girl in her 20’s, if you don’t they photo shop, air brush, etc. I bet the even increase breast size in the photos.

    • error404 says:

      “I think that is neither her fault or Bravo. It’s the fault of a magazine ”

      Ok, I’m lost. As far as I can tell, Playboy has never tired to pretend it’s anything but the soft core porn rag men pleasure themselves to. When idiots like Kelly and Jill bank on about what a honor it is to be chosen and act like they are doing feminism some kind of favor by sharing their middle-aged post baby surgically corrected bodies to men for sexual pleasure just proves what classless morons they are. Women like Kelly and Jill, golddiggers both, would sell their bodies on the street if it paid better. It wasn’t Playboy trying to sell this train wreck to Kelly’s two young daughters as something positive, it was the cray-cray herself. Even the 8 year old was too smart to fall for the load of bs Kiki was shilling.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Right 404, I agree but my point was in response to the photos published being of a 20 yr. old body not her 40 yr. Old one. So those photos were only manipulated by the magazine.

    • VV says:

      “Secondly, on the comment about the photos in the magazine being of Kelly 20 years younger…I think that is neither her fault or Bravo. It’s the fault of a magazine that for decades …”
      Sorry, she IS at fault for LYING about those being contemporary shots of her. Particularly when the world gets to see her real, and aged very strangely, body in string bikinis on a too regular basis. Which her publicist puts out, for sure. It’s a delusional self-perception. Just look at the skin around her knees in the shots above! Painful….

      • Sha2000 says:

        VV, I’m pretty sure neither Bravo or Kelly has the final say on what the magazine decides to publish. If she lied later claiming they were current photos I was unaware. And for the record, I have not seen her PB shots, not my cup of tea and the boney over tan pics are enough, lol!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      It isn’t Kelly’s fault or Bravo’s that they LIED about it??? Comeon!

      The airport thing happened, I didn’t make that up, and I don’t post things as rumor without saying it is rumor. It was the night that they arrived in the Virgin Islands, I may have put the wrong island in the blog but it did happen.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I didn’t say you made it up (please reread my post) and I understood it was rumored, simply said I doubted the source:

        “My point is I would question the source of that Kelly VS the nanny rumor based on the fact that the logistics of going back to the airport just to film someone walking, seems crazy.”

        I thought honest respectful opinion (which it is) was welcomed here?

  15. Eve says:

    I watched The View clip and JZ said she thought her fight with B last year was a “wink-wink” fight……in other words done for the cameras. Her lies just continue. If you watch B’s pain as JZ is so mean to her you just know it was not staged.

    • quincyil says:

      I think it was gut wrenching for both of them. Jill Zarin is using spin now. We should not trust anything that comes out of her mouth.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Jill is a master at revisionist history. You don’t intentionally hurt people in a fake friendship – by saying it was a wink wink friendship, then Jill’s nurturing niceness was pretend as well!

        • quincyil says:

          Jill’s niceness is a means to an end. She uses people. She really does. Jill said that she was a connector and Bobby agreed in one of the first shows. I think she connects and expects some kind of return like a true yenta.

        • Kukulet says:

          Actually, I think she TRIES to be a master at revisionist history, but she comes up short every time, because she really sucks at it. Jill is too transparently malicious and dishonest to pull off spin.

    • TLM says:

      I wasn’t sure what she meant by “wink wink” in this context. If she really meant she thought Bethenny was crying her guts out trying to connect with her after just having lost her father and having a high-risk pregnancy to please producers at Bravo, she is every bit as crazy as Kelly is and should join her in a padded cell with jelly beans and gummy bears.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      gee i thought they werent even friends LOL

  16. quincyil says:

    I read Bethenny’s book while I was on vacation and I really liked it. She was honest without being mean. That was her life.

    The people around her seem to struggle with her temper and her comments, but she is interesting to viewers and her book is worth buying.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Just finished the book as well – Bethenny isn’t afraid to put it out there. It comes down to really believing in yourself, knowing what you want, working hard and allowing yourself to succeed. She is in a new stage in her life where relationships are coming into perspective and she wants to be success in this area of her life as well. I liked it and normally I wouldn’t read this type of book.

      • vilzvet says:

        I just started the book and am pretty fascinated with her description of her mother. I have a ways to go though…hope I am not missing any pictures since I bought it for the e-reader and pics sometimes do not accompany.

  17. error404 says:

    Wow! This is like 3 for the price of 1! A Kiki year-in-review, The View, and a tv recap! Superblog! LOL

    “BTW: We have to celebrate your First anniversary Blogging!”

    OMG could it be true! A whole year older! Kaooze Lynn! And Kadooz to all the great poster who make the comment section so fun!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Congratulation Lynn! You have created so much more than just a blog – you allowed a very interesting community to form. Thank you!

      • quincyil says:

        It seems like yesterday.

        I remember taking a link from somewhere and reading Lynn’s blog. I handn’t been on a board for years. I really liked Lynn’s golden rule that we can disagree, but not beat each other to death while doing that.

        This is a safe place to disagree. How often can you find that in cyberspace?

    • California35 says:

      Is it a year? wow time does fly when we are having fun.

      THANKS LYNN!!!
      For creating this blog
      For keeping us entertained
      For your time
      For keeping the blog going this long
      THANKS!!!

    • 2Supid says:

      Not to brag, but I stumbled onto Lynn when she wrote her guest blog on Terry’s site. It took me a very long time to feel comfortable to comment. This is still the only blog that I have ever commented. I hope you know that is meant as a compliment to you Lynn.

  18. Bravo has unveiled six new projects in addition to the shows that they announced last week.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bravo-unveils-six-new-projects-175037

    • viki55 says:

      There is going to be a “Women of Wall Street” show. Any chance our WSL is involved?

      • quincyil says:

        I actually took that paragraph out and sent it to Lynn.

        Bravo’s development slate:

        -“- Women of Wall Street, from Renegade 83, will follow a group of five predictably beautiful, ambitious and successful women who make millions by day and swap stories over martinis by night. Lehrer says the network has been looking for its way into the high finance world for years but hadn’t found it until now.”

        It sounds like these are women on the floor of the exchanges.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Hmmm. I gotta question Bravos timing on this one. Although we are recovering, a lot of folks are stilling feeling the effects of the market crash of 08′ due to Wall Street & the banks creating a bubble. And now we have a slew of revolutions (good or not each country is different) in the middle east that’s been spurred on by the food bubble (inflated commodities) by Wall street :

          http://theglobalrealm.com/2011/02/04/the-food-bubble-how-wall-street-starved-millions-and-got-away-with-it/

          People have lost their homes, jobs, savings, country and lives as a result of the actions of some greedy individuals; I for one have not desire to watch them “make millions by day and swap stories over martinis by night.” No thanks. If I want to hear stories I trust about Wall St. I’ll wait to hear them from WSL should she (I hope) return. We’ve discussed a lot of people here featured on over favorite network who have some shady pasts ($11 mil in debt, former “prostitution-whores”, grifters, etc), do we really think these Wall St. millionaires to be featured got it all by hard *honest* (key word here) work? No thanks, I’d rather watch their nasty match maker or whiny Hollywood stylist, at least they aren’t making money off the backs of our shrinking middle class.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I thought of her immediately too! We miss you WSL!

      • California35 says:

        Maybe behind the scenes? hhmm

        Hi WSL 🙂

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        😉

    • California35 says:

      That is something I would like to watch. Woman working and making money, instead of staying at home and fighting lol

      This is Bravo, so there will probably be some drama…but I am interested to see something like that.

    • error404 says:

      quote:
      “Among the offerings: a scripted series about a makeup artist who paints the faces of demanding socialites, stars and politicians.”

      I’m sorry, but this sounds really stupid. I could see why shows like Dexter, Nurse Jackie and USofTara wouldn’t work as reality tv, but this one just screams reality show. Why bother writing it. LOL I lost patience with both Nip Tuck and Starter Wife after a few episodes.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        you know when I was a makeup artist I always thought it would make for great tv. But then thought- no one will ever believe this crazy shit

      • Sha2000 says:

        Aw, the starter wife! It had potential and it could have been good but they rushed right through. They made it stupid and were more concerned in having it as one big commercial for ponds. I guess that was the point. This is why when I watch drama it must be on HBO or Showtime, different level completely.

      • California35 says:

        I saw Starter Wife, well the first season out of re-runs. They changed the husband and the child on the second season….I watched but was not into it.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        nip tuck was from the start flawless
        its hard to believe those are the same people that now give us Glee

  19. boston02127 says:

    I “literally” and “actually” hate her. I think she’s a big sneaky liar.

    Ahh, now that’s off my boyish chest I’m going to take a nap b4 I have to go out again.
    I couldn’t get home fast enough to take a nap but I had to read the blog first. 🙂

  20. Mimisfbay says:

    Yes! This was the most fun blog to date! Error, you are always one of my favs.

    I am always dumbstruck when I read direct quotes from Kelly. What can I say? Nada. She is so pathetic and when I watched her, on the View and the little tape you had of all of them, I am stunned. My comfort was always coming here to snark and read snarking but, these days, I realize that the poor thing is truly mentally unstable or on something other than sugar.

    I was really ticked off about that stupid pregnancy show. I was out running errands and was planning to catch the second BEA. What is on? A show that truly sickened me. I turned it off after a few mins but your recap Q is an eyeopener. When we see an adult like that poor drug addicted billionaire (Brandon?) we can see just what his parents must have been like. Still I am not curious enough to watch the mess that is PIH. Frankly, if I was a baby I think I would rather be raised by wolves.

    Oh Lynn, congrats on a year of fine blogging! I have loved this site since the day I found it.

    Now I really must get back to work, thanks again for the links to Imus, loved BF on that show, The View, nuff said, and the Kiki links. This was a great way to start the day. Again, Congratulations!!!!

    • vilzvet says:

      You’re right, the program guide did say that BEA was going to be rerun at 11, I got Preggo instead. However, I was able to rewatch Bethenny last night since I had missed some scenes. I did not rewatch Bethenny crying in the bathroom, once was enough. She did really appreciate those earrings though.

  21. WindyCityWondering says:

    Bethenny will always be the bane of Kelly’s existance (cue WLS singing loudly, Anything you can do, I can do better!). Kelly focused on Bethenny immediately and Jill capitalized on that dislike/jealousy. While I doubt there is friendship past the filming, Jill kept the Kelly weapon always at the ready. IMO, Jill was orchestrating much of Kelly’s attacks on Bethenny on Scary Island. During the last reunion, you could see Jill’s uneasiness and Kelly’s constant looking for approval from her. So while Kelly is a piece of work – Jill manipulated her into the gift that just keeps giving.

    • Jezzibel says:

      It will get even more unpleasent if Kelly ever turns on Jill, or how she will react if Jill turns on her like she did Bethenny

    • Mimisfbay says:

      Okay, now I am getting punchy I am picturing Jill Z holding a Charley McCarthy puppet with KB’s face superimposed. How I wish I knew how to create that image. What am I saying? I just need to get the picture outta my head.

  22. quincyil says:

    Harvey, my 7ft tall white rabbit with a pocket watch has the memory of an elephant. When he read Lynn’s Kelly blog, then my Pregnant in Heels blog and Lynn’s comments, his cerebral cortex lit up like a Christmas tree. Here is Samantha from Pregnant in Heels interviewing Kelly Bensimon about how Kelly got into modeling.

    http://obsessedtv.com/2009/05/samantha-ettus-interviews-reality-tv-star-kelly-bensimon/

    Samantha really wants to be on TV . That search for a name with experts and focus group was a ploy to get on Bravo. She is one smart cookie and she knew that Bravo would love this whole set up. When Rosie said that they really weren’t interested in anyone’s opinions other than their own, she was so correct.

    Harvey is one smart pooka.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Thanks Quincy! In your link it says this:
      “Bensimon was the face of Clarins”
      I’ve read that before in other articles. I don’t recall seeing one model do a campaign for Clarin’s, I think they’ve used a lot & although she has them in her portfolio, “the face of Clarin’s” I doubt. Plus if I google it I get nothing that links the two. Anyone remember her face from Clarin’s?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I think if you are the Ambassador of Wool, then you are automatically the Face of Clarins too.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Lol, I hadn’t heard that one yet!

          • Sha2000 says:

            Windy you’ve got to read this, it’s really funny!
            (but not office or kid friendly)
            http://www.dlisted.com/node/31555

            • Zoey says:

              That is funny. Maybe we should all ask her questions on Twitter about types of wool, etc, since she is an expert.

              I’d also like to know what type of self-tanner she uses, so I can NOT use it. She can be the ‘un-brander’.

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              snort! She is so authentic!

              • vilzvet says:

                Wow, can’t believe that was 2 years ago. We have been blessed with her presence for a loonnnnng time. To think there was a time we were blissfully unaware of Kelly.

                • Nancy says:

                  Can you imagine being a guy and going on a date with her? Remember when she got interviewed by that cute guy when she did Playboy? I kept yelling at my TV “RUN RUN” God did she ever do this guy a favor!

  23. Zoey says:

    Kelly did not have a meltdown, she had a melt-through. Let’s get it right!

    • Sha2000 says:

      Lol right!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I’m starting to believe that Kelly did not have a breakdown, a meltdown, a break through or a melt through. IMO, Kelly freaks herself out on a regular basis but it is usually in private (like when she is sitting on her livingroom horse). She felt she was forced to go to Scary Island and there was no privacy. In order for her to have her “highs” she must also have her “lows” and we saw her cycling through them at an accelerated pace – which scared us.

      • Nancy says:

        Drug addicts are control freaks. She had no control on that trip.
        She acted like a caged animal. I think Kelly and Charlie Sheen would make a great couple.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          sadly ive known many who have ruined thier lives with drugs
          none of them ever acted like crazy for coco puffs

  24. leighmarker says:

    Great blog! Kelly and Charlie Sheen should get married !
    As for pgt in heels, I have tried twice to watch and twice I turned it off.

  25. cdnfillie58 says:

    Congrats on the anniversary Lynn…great blog and you have KooKoo pegged perfectly. I have a sneaky suspicion JZ is totally behind K’s melt downs and stupidity. In fact she is probably coached by the great Foghorn. IMO

    • vilzvet says:

      Great reading today, Lynn, did not thank you previously. Also just read your Associated Content blog about NO one ever getting fired on Bravo. Soooo right and too funny if it wasn’t so pathetically true.

  26. WindyCityWondering says:

    This must be Kelly Day – RCH has an “interview” with her today! The only redeeming value I can find for Kelly is that she truly believes in herself – she is authentic in that way.

  27. California35 says:

    Kelly’s words in Kelly’s world
    Toxic
    Semantics
    Authentic
    Systematic
    Bullying
    Celebrate me – ok two words 😛

  28. Kukulet says:

    “Kelly created a cocktail too, Bethenny’s was bottled and sold, Kelly tweeted her’s out to fans”

    Kelly did not CREATE a cocktail, Kelly COPIED a cocktail recipe and called it her own. Mequiladas-beer, tequila, and lemonade-have been served in Mexico for many, many years. It’s also called “The Bull” cocktail, depending on what Mexican bar you stumble into.

    Beer Margaritas or Margarita Texas-beer, tequila, and limeade-same thing. Been around for a long, long time.

    Please. Kelly couldn’t come up with an original thought on her own. She’s always copying something.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kelly believes that if she thinks it then she actually is creating it – it is new to her and therefore it is authentic. Andy so wanted Bethenny to call Kelly out on her cocktail – Bethenny just smiled that adios lunatic smile….

      • Kukulet says:

        Only Kelly would be so arrogantly dumb (or dumbly arrogant) to think that mixing beer, tequila, and lemonade had never been thought of before.

    • Kukulet says:

      Oops, sorry, meant to say “Happy Anniversary”, Lynn!

      (Yes, Kelly, we know you’re reading the new entry, because it’s all about you, and no, it isn’t an a-mazing tribute, okay.)

    • California35 says:

      Well she did invent the stuffed animal chair…lol Ay Kelly…A wonderful idea…we all want to copy her…lol

      • Kukulet says:

        I felt kind of bad for her daughters with that stuffed animal chair-well, I mean, I always feel bad for her daughters-but what kid wants their huggable stuffed animals stapled or hotglued to a chair? My kids would hate it. They wouldn’t want to sit in a chair made out of their massacred toys. Yuck.

        • Jezzibel says:

          next she’ll be showing us how to use decapitated barbie heads as authentic candle holders

        • error404 says:

          I think you missed the point. Watching Mommie take your beloved toys and shoot them with a staple gun, or burn them with scalding glue, securing them to a chair so that they can never escape, that’s a lesson. I’m sure she makes the kids watch, so they’ll learn. SEEEAAAAA! BRING MOMMIE THE AX!

          • Kukulet says:

            So it’s really controlling kids with terror, as opposed to home decor? Got it.

            “On the next episode of “Cereal Killers”: Babysitting with an acetylene torch.”

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            OMG LOL tina bring me the ax LOL

        • Sha2000 says:

          Well I guess they are use to her faux-kitschy taxidermy. They do have a life sized horse in their apartment and a marlin head over the mantel in the beach house. Maybe I can get my kids to pick up they stuffed friends off the floor if I show them a picture of that horrendous chair?

          • Sha2000 says:

            The chair was practice for the next item:

          • error404 says:

            I’m not sure they are used to Mommie Dearest. They talk to her like she can’t boil water, and well, since she can’t, who can blame them. Sometimes it’s funny, like when she’s BSing telling the celeb chef that she only eats healthy and then they break out her junk food and go “Then what’s this?”, but other times it’s got a lot of anxiety, like when she tried to make them pancakes and then feed the bad ones to their horse… the younger one acted like she was so over this freak, and the older one acted like she had to take over before this stupid bitch burned the place down and killed them all. Kelly’s insistence on flaunting her freak flag is astounding.

            • VAgirl says:

              They will soon be penning a book “A Place of Crazy” an making millions telling us about their unique upbringing. LOL.

            • alicia says:

              I can’t stand that she calls herself an”equestrian”. If you never have cleaned a stall, stayed up all night w/ a very sick horse, worked like crazy to pay entry fees,
              trained your own horse and driven your own trailer, been yelled at by a great trainer, cried tears of frustration, won a grand champion ribbon and pleased said trainer who pushed you beyond your capabilities- then you are not an equestrian, you poser! Ahem. Just had to get that off my chest.

              • quincyil says:

                Amen to that… colic in Jan subzero temps when you know your horse isn’t responding…. and you just can’t leave her in the barn alone…

                • alicia says:

                  Yes, I have prayed “please God, not this one, not yet. This is one of the really good ones.” Thankfully he survived.

              • DJ Loops Fruit says:

                doesnt Phadra on rhoa say she is one too

              • Zoey says:

                That bothers me too, and I don’t know nothing ’bout no horses! She’s an equestrian, and a ‘tastemaker’…who says that??

              • firepainter says:

                Yeah! And watching her abuse those horses by running them into the jumps makes me want to smack her.

    • TLM says:

      Thanks Kukulet for adding this info. I never knew that was an actual drink since the combo sounded horrible to me when she talked about it. I’m not much of a drinker. But not surprising that she ripped it off from somewhere else.

      Happy anniversary, Lynn!!!

  29. WindyCityWondering says:

    Alittle OT – I watched the Bravo Live Reunion and it got me thinking. Overall, Miami had no manners and Andy had no control so it was a hot mess. What I did like was the react now vibe – answer the question now, no editing allowed, no excuses for not answering, the cast redirecting back to the question that is not being answered. IMO, this format would make HW reunions more interesting.

    • Bea says:

      I loved the live reunion show for the Miami housewives! So much shit came out & damn, we missed 1 of the best fight while we were in commercial! 1 hour was not enough, we needed a good 3 hours for it!

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      i loved the miami reunion esp because it got so out of control and everyone knows i love me some Andy but he looked liek a deer with his eyes in the headlights of an oncoming truck
      the only thing missing was mama elsa
      LOVE HER

      • Bea says:

        I LOL the whole time just watching Andy’s reaction … he had no control over them! I would have loved if Mama Elsa had been on the reunion show .. she is an absolute riot!

  30. error404 says:

    I kinda doubt a Jill vs Kelly feud will ever happen.

    Both make a habit of overlooking disagreements and brushing things off just as long as there’s a shred of apology or face saving. Jill makes up with people all the time, Ramona, Lisa, etc… and it really is B’s refusal to “forgive” Jill that put the lid on the coffin of their relationship.

    Kelly lives in a fantasy world of her own creation, and picks and chooses what is real and what is fake. Sorry, but there is no f-ing way she and Gilles parted amicably and remain close friends. Again, it is B who refuses to drink the kellaid and pretend everything is ok.

    And that’s another thing K and J share: their hatred of B is based on her refusal to deny, deflect or delude. She won’t pretend nothing happened, or all is forgiven. And it’s her refusal to play along with their delusional alternative reality that just infuriates them both. She once made truces with them both, but when they each insisted on perpetuating lies, she couldn’t take anymore. It’s one thing to drop it and move on. It’s another to actively participate in delusion, and both J and K made up tons of lies over what happened.

    Their “friendship” is based on a mutual delusion of their own “authenticity” and I doubt either is willing to shatter this fantasy world. Ramona gets this. B’s pathological need to show it, warts it all, makes it impossible.

    • Kukulet says:

      “Sorry, but there is no f-ing way she and Gilles parted amicably and remain close friends.”

      Of course not. Gilles kicked her effing crazy ass to the curb, and the only reason he lives downstairs is to provide the only normalcy those kids have-and a safe refuge from the flames. It certainly isn’t because he’d miss all the batshit crazy white noise too much.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill and Kelly bonded over their jealousy of Bethenny and their uneasiness with her not acknowledging or playing into their fantasy world. Kelly reminds me of a baby duck and she just imprinted on Jill and Jill is using that bonding to further her agenda – so there is nothing wrong with Kelly because she is doing everything Jill wants her to do!
      Ironically, they got what they both wanted! Bethenny is gone but it will always be their dislike of her that keeps them together. If Jill had made up with Bethenny, IMO, Kelly would not be her loyal loony goon.

    • Adgirl says:

      I’m sure Giles instigated the breakup.
      Kelly probably had a lengthy breakdown and he decided that they should live in the same building so she could slowly adjust to their new living situation (and so he could see how the kids were fairing).

      I think Kelly cannot deal with strong emotions; heartbreak, anger, fear, or jealousy without falling down the rabbit hole.

      • quincyil says:

        The information about the house was in realestalker and big momma said that giles wanted the divorce. I think Kelly wanted Giles to stay home, but I don’t think she would ask for the divorce, she thinks he is up there and she wants to be up there.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Rumors of infidelity abounded, look at his past track record – he likes models and has his pick of them. IMO, Kelly married for life and now all she has are two kids and no self esteem (who lives in the same building with your ex and his latest hottie?) or adult living skills.

          • quincyil says:

            That conversation of cocktails between Luann, Sonja and Kelly was interesting. Sonja wished she could find a man who was faithful. Then she asked Kelly about her husband cheating and Kelly asked her. All three of them had cheating husbands.

            • error404 says:

              all 3 are golddiggers who married men old enough to be their grandfathers. I forget which wife they all are, Kelly and Sonja may only be #2, but Lulu is like #4. It actually wouldn’t surprise me to know all 3 were the “other woman” before the hooked their men. If any of them really sincerely thought they were getting fidelity, it only serves to prove their own stupidity.

              • WindyCityWondering says:

                If wishes were fishes these three would still stink!

              • DJ Loops Fruit says:

                lulus hubby wasnt old enough to be her grandfather

                my mom was 20 years younger then my dad he didnt have much money as he worked in a grocery store was she a gold digger too
                i have no idea how old sonjas hubby was or krazies for that matter i do believe lulu loved her hubby at one time

                • quincyil says:

                  My great grandmother was 21 to my great grandfather’s 16 and she was his school teacher in a one room school house. She got pregnant with my grandmother. It’s shocking, but without their misbehavior my whole family would not exist so we are glad those two were wild.

                  • Zoey says:

                    WOW, that’s interesting. Nowadays they would be on Nancy Grace! Outrageous, haha!

                    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

                      Zoey dont you just wanna sometimes pick up Nancy Grace by her ankles and swing her around about 20 times and then LEt GO
                      lol

                  • DJ Loops Fruit says:

                    that is such an interesting story
                    you should do an entire family history
                    im being serious here i think it would make for great reading

  31. marcy says:

    koookoooo [never]BEENSOMEONE

    lmaooooo seriously if ‘she’ wasnt a man……sure looks like a tranny

  32. Kelly’s interviews give me a headache. She took a sabbatical during filming!!??

    Real Housewives’ Kelly Bensimon—Will Her Single Status Be Big Storyline?
    ****************************************************************************
    While Kelly Bensimon may have gone on a couple of dates while filming the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City, she refused to make her love life a big storyline.

    Why? Isn’t that prime material for a reality show?

    Sure, but Bensimon says…

    “To be honest with you, I kind of took a sabbatical during filming just because I don’t want these women kind of speculating about what I’m doing and what I’m not doing,” Bensimion recently told me. “I did go on one or two dates with some guys that were really really nice, but…I’m just good with myself and besides I have two unbelievable kids and I’m so proud to be their mother.”

    As for sexed-up Sonja Morgan’s possible new hot boyfriend Brian Farrell, Bensimon said, “With these women, it’s maybe their boyfriend one day and you know who knows what it’s going to be tomorrow. You never know.”

    And while there were times during last season that Bensimon didn’t exactly come off in the best light, she’s confident things will be different now because they have a new producer. “He came and spoke to me and he said, ‘Listen, I want people to know Kelly,'” Bensimon said. “He’s like, ‘I have idea who you are…Do you work?’ Nobody knows that I work! Nobody knows that I have kids! People think all I do all day long is make pancakes.”

    Even so, Bensimon isn’t too concerned about how she comes off because the show has given her a platform to give out satchels of gold back, like the trip she took to Haiti to aid disaster relief.

    “Do whatever you want,” she said. “Make me purple, orange, give me horns. I don’t care what you want to do. Just make me bigger than ever so I can be more charitable.”

    Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b234993_real_housewives_kelly_bensimonmdashwill.html#ixzz1IlqmN5GP

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kelly should not give interviews! Sadly, she opens her mouth, nonsense comes out and removes all doubts – she is definately not to be taken seriously. I fear than once her children are grown she will lose all touch with reality…..motherhood seems to be her anchor with the rest of us mortals.

      • PJ says:

        Kelly should live by this:

        “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. ” According to who you ask Lincoln or Twain.

        Or:

        “Even anyone foolish, when keeping silent, will be regarded as wise; anyone closing up his own lips, as having understanding.”
        Prov 17:28

      • Zoey says:

        Exactly right, and imagine when her looks start to really fade? Omg, she’s going to freeeak oooout! She can still turn heads, although we see her odd points. When she’s not a mommy or a pretty face, she might implode.

  33. viki55 says:

    “To be honest with you”
    “Really really” nice
    Two “unbelievable” kids
    “You know” who knows
    He’s “like”
    “So I can be more charitable”
    Jesh

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      “Make me purple, orange, give me horns”. Well she is orange, I do suspect she has horns, and am willing to give purple a break. She is a self fullfilling cartoon of craziness.

  34. Error404 says:

    Wow. Andy nominated for time,s 100 most influential! Guess he’ll keep his job afterall. Lol

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i voted yes
        if it were not for him there would be no blog for you to voice your opinion

        • error404 says:

          huh? Lynn Hudson writes this blog. My presence here has 0 to do with Andy Cohen, trust!

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            I know Lynn writes it my point being if it werent for Andy there would be no housewives and w/o the housewives how would there be a blog at all

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      why on earth do you keep saying he is on thin ice i mean 2 weeks after his big promotion no less

      • error404 says:

        I know, right! LOL

        There more responsibility, the more blame.

        The promotion and the Time nomination are both rewards for past achievements.. like s3 of RHoNY and s1 of RHoBH. He is currently in a slump IMO, and it will remain to be seen how he recovers from the debacle of s4 RHoNY delay and RHoMi bomb, and if his bosses will brush it aside or not.

        I probably am shooting fish in a barrel, but execs are only as great as their last hit, and better have been axed in the past, so…

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          from what i have been told miami is coming back
          the ratings however low were climbing each week meaning they were gathering new fans as the show progressed and BH’s did extremly well
          Trust me Andys job is secure

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          Brion Frons the moron in charge of daytime on abc has destroyed that portion of the network and he is in no danger of losing his job despite the need to fire him
          Andy took a struggling cable channel and breathed life into it
          he is also well liked with the parent company nbc

  35. Kukulet says:

    I kind of took a sabbatical during filming…

    Oh, look. Kelly learned a new word that she doesn’t know the meaning of. Kelly, please look up the definition of ‘sabbatical’. And there is no ‘kind of’ You either took a sabbatical-in which case you won’t be on the show at all this season-or you didn’t.

    “Nobody knows that I work!”

    Because you don’t. Tweeting isn’t work, Kelly.

    “Nobody knows that I have kids!”

    Aside from the millions of viewers who have seen footage of your poor kids for the last two seasons? Everyone knows you have kids, Kelly…and most of us just cringe at the idea of being inflicted with you for a mother.

    “People think all I do all day long is make pancakes.”

    Oh, that simply isn’t true. For one, I don’t think she could make a pancake to save her life, and for another, I think she also sits on her fake horse and babbles nonsense to herself before she glops on self tanner and heads out to run in traffic.

    … like the trip she took to Haiti to aid disaster relief.

    Yeah, but it was only when that batshit crazy disaster got her batshit crazy ass back on the plane to America that the Haitians felt any relief.

    “Make me purple, orange…”

    ?? She’s already orange.

    “Just make me bigger than ever so I can be more charitable.”

    Sandra Bullock is charitable. Kelly Bensimon is crazy.

  36. Noreen says:

    Great blog Lynn. I am always eager for any gossip on Kelly.

    I love that throughout season3 and perhaps season 2 as well, Kelly made fun of Bethenny and the Skinnygirl Margarita. And to show Bethenny up and belittle her work, Kelly comes up with Kellade. I wonder how funny she thinks it is now that Bethenny has partnered up with a major distributor and is going global.

    I think Kelly has issues and just when I start to feel a little, tiny dustspect of sympathy, her meangirl comes out and my sympathy disappears.

  37. PJ says:

    I am someone who thinks Kelly does not belong on TV. No disrespect intended to anyone involved with the show or to anyone involved with Kelly, but I have said and continue to say that Kelly should not be on TV. In my opinion it’s wrong for her to be given this public forum. I will not watch one second of Kelly on RHNY and if that means not watching the show then so be it. I’m going to try to fast forward so as not to be assaulted by Kelly’s presence but if I can’t do that I just won’t watch. I find watching Kelly upsetting NOT entertaining.

    After watching the video of the View, I think that if you watch Alex as Kelly speaks— look at Alex’s face and eyes. Body language speaks louder than words. Alex looked like she was trembling and her eyes said it all. I don’t think Alex and Kelly are friends and I don’t think Alex drank the Kelly kool aide. I think Alex is doing what she has to do and that’s all. Clearly, to me, when Kelly says she didn’t have a breakdown on Scary Island Alex is not in agreement. Whatever Alex may say with her mouth, the eyes say different.

    So does anyone think that there is a cover up of what actually went down on Scary Island? Reading this blog made me wonder.

    I knew there was something funny with Kelly and Playboy but didn’t understand what it was. Thank you for explaining.

    It would be interesting to find out exactly what the custody arrangement between Kelly Giles is. They live in the same building, I wonder who has custody or if it’s shared custody? Interesting.

    • quincyil says:

      Lynn had some information above and Kelly has a nanny who she yelled at while she was in a car with the other housewives on the way to the boat. She was on the phone at a dinner on the island trying to talk to Sea also.

      Having the stress of child care issues could not have helped Kelly’s emotions on that trip. She should have asked her good friend Jill Zarin to help her kids.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      big time cover up

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        ITA – Kelly may believe she was forced to go to Scary Island but she was definately forced to leave it for reasons/incidents that were not made public. It had to be bad because those women who were there have not said anything!

    • error404 says:

      Gilles is IMO just as bat shit crazy as she is, and the only hope those kids with double demented genes have is the fact that they basically spend 80% of their non-school time with nannies, because both of their parents are not just cray-cray, but obsessive fame whores who’d rather hang out in boozers at D-List parties than spend time with their own spawn.

  38. Kukulet says:

    alicia says:
    I can’t stand that she calls herself an”equestrian”.

    Nothing she says is true.

    Named a major tastemaker (or trendsetter or whatever) by the New York Times.

    Not according to the New York Times. And we’ve all seen examples of Kelly’s “taste”. It’s what women around the country prefer NOT to be seen in.

    Graduate of Columbia University School of Journalism

    Right. Kelly, who can’t string two words together coherently, a graduate of one of the top rated schools of journalism in the country. “Literally”?

    Founded two magazines

    She was editor of the two issues of Elle Accessories because Gilles got her the job. It folded after only two issues. Reportedly, she really sucked at it, didn’t do anything, and she was a pain the ass to babysit work with.

    Author

    Of three books of stock photographs that she didn’t take, with fluffy captions that she probably didn’t write. All of which sold poorly-to the extent that one store was giving away copies-and none of which made the NY Times bestseller list. In fact, I’d even guess that she paid to have them published.

    The one about bikinis was especially groundbreaking. It lined millions of budgie cages across the country.

    Equestrian

    Riding the plastic horse in your living room doesn’t count, Kelly.

    Created an “owl” jewelry line.

    Stole the design from someone else and got sued.

    Created jewelry ‘inspired’ by Native American designs.

    Stole the designs from Native Americans.

    The “face” of Clarins

    Since when does Clarins have a face?

    Ambassador of Wool

    WTF is an ‘ambassador of wool’?

    Supermodel

    Uh, not.

  39. 2Stupid says:

    I hate to interrupt the subject of Kiki, but I wanted to see if anyone could answer or noticed this last night. I didn’t watch the RHOM, but caught some of the reunion last night. Marysol seemed to have a broken neck or something. When she spoke she moved her whole body not her neck. Did anyone else notice that? Has she been in an accident or something? It was very strange.

  40. California35 says:

    How appropriate for today…someone just gave me jelly beans.

    lol

    • viki55 says:

      Someone sent me a picture of the future King & Queen of England made from jelly beans…but I can’t seem to paste it:( It was really well done and very appropriate for the day;)

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      omg…kelly is that you?

  41. Nancy says:

    I just watched the Miami Live Reunion and I though I was watching Saturday Night Live
    First of all how insulting to have it at the Bravo Club House. It wasn’t the “ladies” fault
    that their show was cancelled it was Bravo’s. I would have watched a second season of them. Anyway, did anyone but me catch this? Well into the reunion when everyone was yelling at each other (except for Andy, as he just sat there most of the night with a stupid grin on is face) and then came the word “Blow Job” came out of someones mouth and Andy all of a sudden wakes up and gets interested in the conversation. I wonder why they decided to do this reunion live and not RHONY?

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Hi Nancy!

      I could only stomach part of it. It was pretty low rent. If I were those ladies I would be so pissed off! It was almost insultingly disrepectful, the way they were all squeezed in there screaming at each other.

      Andy was COMPLETELY out of control. He looked like even more of an idiot than he usually is. There was much screaming and drama about…? dunno.

      • quincyil says:

        I enjoyed it. I like a good cat fight and that was a good one.

        Adrianna and Lea did a great job on Larsa and Christy.

        We never have a really good cat fight here.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        LOL this idiot is the one giving you the shows to talk about

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          or I’m giving him my time. I’m not here for Andy- he’s here for the viewing audience-me.
          And sorry DJ he really does not hold these reunions together.

          • error404 says:

            these reunions are the tv equivalent of those half days at school before a long holiday. Everyone’s just phoning it in. They serve exactly two purposes: 1. to milk a few more viewing hours out of the show’s stone, and 2. to shut the wives up and let them think they’ve been given a forum to defend themselves against public backlash. It’s win win for Bravo, and the wives are too stupid to know they are making everything 100x worse. Andy actually has nothing to gain by monitoring the discussion properly.

            • DJ Loops Fruit says:

              for me the reunions always gave the veiwer to hear the housewives finally speak thier mind about wrongs done by fellow castmates
              thats why i loved the miami one so much Adrianna was not gonna let those 2 bitches get off scott free

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            oh i know that i just drank the andy cohen kool aid from the moment i layed eyes on him
            funny thing is i usully like really tall guys and here he is no taller then susan lucci LOL

      • TLM says:

        I couldn’t understand why Andy kept saying it was live, because WWHL is ALWAYS live. Now I realize it was their “reunion” show, and Miami was such a bomb they didn’t even want to spend the money to tape a reunion show. It was just, “Go sit in the ‘Bravo Clubhouse’ and just chat with Andy for an hour.” LOL. I had most of the show on mute on my computer, and had no desire to put the sound on. I have never been so bored by a group of people other than the idiots on Miami Social, who were fascinated by themselves and clearly thought they all were fabulous. I think the RHOM is stuck in its own fame bubble and they think they’re on a par with Bethenny because they happen to be on the same channel.

        I have to say, even with them all sitting closely together, there are about 3 of them I still can’t tell apart from each other.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Upthread I made a comment about the Miami Reunion format – I like the “live” possibilities! Answer the question, no editing, the others calling you when you are not being honest and redirecting you back when you attempt not to answer the question.
      Andy couldn’t control that bunch but I don’t think anyone could have! Andy talks too much and this format takes him out of the equation – face it all he has to do is read the question and tell them to wrap it up so Bravo can go to commercial breaks.

    • JKW says:

      Nancy…I watched the show and the reunion. The live is fine except Christy and Larsa ( the 2 I didn’t want to hear from ) couldn’t be shut up. They spent to much time on one topic with nothing be answered. I agree, Andy had no control at all and it ended up in yelling matches…and it seemed like most of them were during the commercials so we missed them.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        arent they the two you really wanna smack HARD
        everyone else i loved esp Marisol & Her Mom and also Alexi
        this cast is now my 2nd fave of all time

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      it hasnt been canceled thats the funny thing
      nowhere has anyone that works for bravo including Andy said it has been
      they only ever filmed six episodes to begin with so it wasnt cut short same thing with the real estate show forgot the name
      ive have heard from someone close to the cast that they are prepping for a second season
      so lets keep our fingers crossed
      personally for me they did in 6 weeks what the rest take twice as long to do only it wasnt as boring
      better then oc nj and nyc combined
      as to why they wouldnt do ny live is someone would most likely get killed on the set and blood is just so messy to clean

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Well an advert for condoms is better than HWNJ.

      • Bea says:

        Imagine the last season of RHONJ live?? Now that would have been a bloody mess!!

      • error404 says:

        “personally for me they did in 6 weeks what the rest take twice as long to do”

        Yes, make us think they are arrogant, superficial, bores with no talent or skills at anything but pissing off their fellow cast mates with their rude behavior. It’s a credit to the Miami cast that they showed their true awfulness in record time. LOL

        • quincyil says:

          I think I could be genuine friends with Lea Black. I am willing to work on the fundraiser and cook in her kitchen. My husband will probably say, “No,” to the $10,000 dollar per person ticket price of her gala, but I can donate a smaller amount to the charity and help with the clean up after the event.

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            yes i like Lea too and at least she works for a real charity unlike some of the other h/w’s on different shows
            i could be friends with Marisol also and then you get the added bonus of having her mom around
            and i LOVE Alexi
            just adore her
            her reaction to the pig in her kitchen is so me
            id be happy to eat it but dont wanna see it in my kitchen or help cut it in half

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          I didnt find that to be true at all
          Marisol is a very sweet person i didnt find anything about the show boring esp not the cast there were at least 4 likeable cast mates which other housewives show can you say that of

  42. AZ Girl says:

    It has been a fun year on this blog. Kelly is nuts and to be honest I am looking forward to watching her this week. I see Jill was MIA at Ramona’s premier party.

    • marcy says:

      kellwhoooo nevaBEENSOMEONE the problem is that when you put a man in a woman??? body you lose your mindddddddddddd

      right kookoo??? right????

      we hate you kookoo

      • nancy says:

        While I might not hate Kelly I find her disturbing. One can’t forget her arrest for DV to see her true colors. True colors….didn’t her intake at the jail state she was male?

        • Zoey says:

          I do remember something about them checking the ‘man’ box on some form. I don’t know the details surrounding that, but makes you go hmmm….

  43. klmh says:

    Kelly has pressure of speech. Thought some might find this interesting.Here is a definition and explanation:
    Pressure of speech is a tendency to speak rapidly and frenziedly, as if motivated by an urgency not apparent to the listener. The speech produced, sometimes called pressured speech, is difficult to interrupt and may be too fast or too tangential for the listener to understand; it is an example of cluttered speech. It can be unrelating, loud and without pauses. (Videbeck 2010) It is a hallmark of mania and is often seen during manic periods in patients with bipolar disorder. The pace of the speech indicates an underlying thought disorder known as “flight of ideas” where the information going through the person’s head is so fast that it is difficult to follow their train of thought.[1]
    People with schizophrenia, as well as anyone experiencing extreme anxiety, may also exhibit pressure of speech. Pressure of speech usually refers to the improperly verbalized speech which is a feature of hypomanic and manic illness.[2]

    This is imo only of course. I hold no degree in Psychiatry, but have been around others who have it and have been diagnosed with bipolar disease.

    • error404 says:

      it describes Kiki to a T.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      wow.

      nail meet hammer:

      “is difficult to interrupt and may be too fast or too tangential for the listener to understand; it is an example of cluttered speech. It can be unrelating, loud and without pauses”

    • Zoey says:

      That’s spot on. Along with the flight of ideas comes inability to focus and racing thoughts. I don’t know how many times I saw the RHONY ad of them going to Morocco before I could understand what Kelly was saying. I think it’s ‘Going to Morocco was the trip of a lifetime’, but it’s really garbled, to me.

      • Lavalady says:

        Thanks for this, klmh. It is very interesting. And it certainly does describe Kelly. And I agree, Zoey, everytime I hear Kelly say that (and I think you have it right) I cringe.

        • klmh says:

          You bet. I know there is a lot of criticism about her here, and I have called her Kidiot myself, but I think, for me, I’ll pull back on these kind of comments. Mental illness isn’t funny. I feel bad about it as well, because I recognized her problem and still wrote that. Smack to me. And no chocolate for me tonight. 🙂

          • Kukulet says:

            You’re right, mental illness isn’t funny, and it doesn’t deserve criticism.

            I think the difficult part with Kelly is that, while I don’t want to criticize her mental issues, it’s also hard NOT to criticize some of her personality. She can be really vile and dishonest – some of it might be attributable to her mental issues, but not all of it. There have been times where it is just Kelly choosing to be vile and dishonest.

            I can’t promise to hold back when she’s being deliberately nasty this season, but I’ll stop poking fun at the crazy. 🙂

            • klmh says:

              I agree with you, but I don’t think her reality isn’t anyone else’s. I don’t think she is mean, but paranoid and delusional at times. I am afraid the poor girl’s mind is not of this world. Im smacking myself again.

              • quincyil says:

                I never say much about Kelly on the board. I really don’t hate anyone. I study their behavior.

              • Zoey says:

                But no chocolate???? I think you’re getting a bit carried away! Maybe you could give yourself a warning this time, especially since you’ve acknowledged the action.

                • klmh says:

                  Oh, I love that! What a great idea Zoey. A warning it is…
                  Now to the candy cabinet…

    • TLM says:

      I don’t think Kelly’s a good example of pressured speech. A good example of pressured speech is “Octomom” Nadya Suleman. If you saw her on Oprah you could hear her racing, racing through her sentences and showing grandiose and manic thinking.

      Kelly definitely shows disorganized thinking and the inability to understand metaphors. Psychiatrists will often ask patients, “What does the phrase, ‘People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’ mean?” to see if they can understand metaphors and interpret language correctly. Kelly did not understand phrases like “to make lemons into lemonade” or “to eat crow.” When Luann said “let’s let our hair down”, she actually took out her barette and swung her hair around, appearing not to understand it as an expression and not a literal command, and worrying Luann. When Bethenny said she would stomp on the grapes in the refrigerator if there wasn’t wine, Kelly took that literally also and said, “No, you can’t do that, I want to eat those!” If she actually does understand all of these things and is deliberately playing dumb for attention, that’s an issue too. Rather than seeming like a fun & free spirit, she comes off as someone who has serious arrested development to a pathological degree.

      Another thing she frequently does is turn around what another person is saying to try to deflect. When Alex said, “We wanted to have fun with you on the trip, and we were disappointed that didn’t happen,” Kelly responds with, “I was so disappointed by the trip…I was very disappointed by the trip.” She sets things aside and makes it about “the trip” and not anything she actually did or said. The trip wasn’t the issue, she was. When confronted about her inconsistencies she keeps saying, “That’s ok…that’s all good…this isn’t the New York Times.” No, it isn’t all good. People are asking you a direct question and telling you they don’t understand you. Another time, Alex was telling Kelly she was a little frightened by her with her camera, and Kelly laughs and immediately jumps to how she (Kelly) is frightened by Bethenny, and Bethenny has “tried to kill her many times.” When she was finally confronted by Bethenny about having psychological problems, Kelly became completely emotionless and silently got up and walked away, and after everything that happened, including HER OWN ACCOUNT of being supposedly tormented by the other women, when Andy asked her, “What did you do when you got back to recover?” And she actually answered, “Recover from what?”

      I believe this is more than just a learned habit of hers to deflect the subject. I really believe something is wrong and she doesn’t comprehend the meaning of things due to a mental disorder.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        also a very, very interesting post.

        What do you think is that mental illness?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Her do is resembling Marlo Thomas’ in That Girl…that flip looks so boring on Jill.

  44. BlackBerryAmber says:

    Great blog Lynn n Quincy. On the road but must say RHOM reunion was grreat! The view tv clip was crazy with kelly n jill trying to control it with ramona going overboard. It’ll be tough for Alex to get in a word against these beasts. C u later.

  45. California35 says:

    I am so happy for her 🙂

    Bethenny Frankel
    “Okay guys…. this is going to be my last facebook post for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!!! I’m heading on a MUCH NEEDED VACATION with Jason & Bryn. Any posts you see will be from my assistants Jackie & Julie. I’ll miss you guys so much!!! Talk soon, xoxoxo!!!! “

  46. Zoey says:

    Confession: Jill had a tweet recently wanting people to buy tickets to some benefit, and if you bought a ticket it included her book! I asked her how much would the ticket be without the book? Jab. It made me laugh, hehe. She didn’t answer…how rude!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      The sheer volume of books she is warehousing must be enormous if she is now “giving” them away!

      • quincyil says:

        News Flash from Harvey, my pooka.

        Jill”s paper back book hit a milestone today.

        Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,056,392 in Books

        Congratulations to Jill from Quincy and Harvey.

        Bethenny’s book is nearing best seller status at the NYTimes, but this is a post to congratulate Jill Zarin, so we won’t say anything about Bethenny’s book.

      • Nancy says:

        She should give them to Japan to help soak up the water.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          And she could get a charitable donation tax write off. Then Bawby can buy more books and move it up the Best Seller list! Win win…..

    • Nancy says:

      I’m surprised you got the tweet.

      • Zoey says:

        Well I only recently started following her, so I guess I’m not blocked….yet. If that’s what you mean.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i used to get tweets from Jill all the time mostly her explaining her side of the story and then once KOO KOO blocked me she did the next day

  47. quincyil says:

    Jill Zarin is going to speak at my daughter’s undergrad and med school campus.
    Her tweet:
    I will be speaking at the Brown University Reality Television Symposium on April 22. It is open to the public. http://twitpic.com/4hp4sm
    3 minutes ago via Twitpic

    These events were open to the public in the past. If you are in that area, you could go and ask her questions. My daughter went a few years ago and there is usually a question period.

    So anyone near Providence, RI, take note.

  48. Savannah001 says:

    Hi everyone hope everyone is well. I have been reading Lynn and Quincy and your both amazing with all the knowledge you have about the RHWONY I have a few comments and a few questions so please please respond if any one can.

    1st starting with Kelly, no doubt about it no one should have a question about her craziness I can’t believe her ex-husband would agree to let her film with his daughters maybe he has a reason to let the world see how really bat shit crazy she really is because it seems that atleast he can be pleased with how normal they are compared to her. But ALSO did you hear what Jill was quoted saying that she didn;t know why people are so concerned with Kelly she;s just fine as she lays in the sand making snow angels. I think shes been in to the Jelly beans, if she can honestly believe after watching last season and not pick up on how crazy she was I have no choice now but to question if she has any thing close to a sound mind, I’ve always thought she was self absorbed with herself but that statement about nothing being wrong with Kelly is nuts in itself and Jill knows good and well she wasnt forced to go on that trip….

    Here’s a couple of questions and I’d love to hear everyones opinions. We see Jill crying saying she didnt want this?? We also see Kelly tear up at some point now remember Kelly hates 1979 you and me feelings so I’m so curious what thats all about .

    Also something that upsets me a little because I really like Alex a lot and I liked Sonya but it appears that Sonya has a problem with Alex and tells her to leave and I hate that because I really wanted to see Alex, sonya and Romana being really good friends and then Ramona crying with what appears to something with Jill made me sad to see, I could care less about Jill or Luanne who I have to say bores me half to death.. Does anyone have any information???? I’m going crazy to know, I live in the Atlanta area but New york is my all time favorite.. I’d love to hear opinions…

    Thanks to all the ladies on the board I enjoy reading everyones posts, and Lynn and quincy keep up the good work.. 🙂

    • quincyil says:

      Sonja and Alex have a spat at a party that we think took place at Sonja’s house. We wonder why Sonja has her purse in her hand, so it may be at a place that looks like Sonja’s house because that is odd. They make up fairly quickly. By the time they go to Marakesh, they are the blonds against the brunettes. I think Sonja films with these ladies, but she is distant. Her closest friend seems to be Luann.

      Jill Zarin has been quoted in articles online. She said that the only major issue took place when a “housewive” (note the quotation marks) came between Jill and Bobby. After research and discussion, we are guessing that the housewife was Simon, but that is an educated guess.

      In the beginning of the season the Jill Zarin asks Alex to let things go and Alex does not, but before Dec and Jill’s trip to Aruba and post on this board on New Years, we believe that Alex had made peace and Simon was in negotiations with Jill for a truce. We are guessing that this truce took place in mid Jan 20011.

      Recent information brought to this board by board members indicated that Kelly took a break during filming because of stress. She did not like the ladies knowing about her personal life. My soothsayer vibes say Kelly got dumped and the women gossipped so she turned down to a zero and went on one or two of those many trips Lynn has listed above.

      Luann got engaged in the fall and a year ago, she did get that Manhattan apartment that she was looking for. She filmed, naked, for a TV series and was recording in Atlantic City when the Ramona/Victoria tweet incident took place.

      There were a few fundraiser, lunches, Halloween costume parties, birthday parties, burlesque party, a trip to Marakesh, a trip to Atlantic City, and a trip to California.

      Not much on the new girl, but her brother said she stepped up in battle when she had to fight.

      Not sure why Jill was upset, but I guess she did not want to fight with anyone this year and Alex pushed her buttons. Jill is the eternal victim so that would make her cry three days, not get a glass of water and not pee.

  49. Savannah001 says:

    Thanks Quincy, I can’t wait, I’m really looking forward to watching this season…

  50. Alexa Rose says:

    Why is there a boycott on RHOMiami on this site? Definitely not my favorite RH group, but I’m still interested in knowing everybody’s opinion!

    • Savannah001 says:

      Alexa, speaking for myself I found it to be very boring, I can’t decide which was the one that bored me the most the RHWOFDC or Miami..

    • quincyil says:

      The board was never a part of the boycott. People were free to discuss the show so look at blogs on Monday evenings and Tues blogs in the comment section and there is a lot of information. There are comments in this blog about it too.

    • Zoey says:

      I just don’t think there’s much to talk about. I find their lives pretty boring, and so similar to each other – for the most part. Adrianna seems so conceited and just stuck on herself. I don’t like the way she keeps begging the creepy guy to marry her.
      I think a few others are also really egomaniacs and/or troublemakers, and all sort of bored me. The arguments seemed petty and annoying rather than intriguing.

      In their defense, I guess it’s hard to find freshness when we’ve seen the format so many times, but I didn’t see much individuality or actual personality from these chicks. Whether they are good, bad or crazy, I need to see personality!!!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i didnt find it boring at all and the boycott may not have been regarding THIS blog but this blog is where i first read about it and wasnt it a joint venture between Lynn and some other bloggers
        didnt she start it off with an open letter to Andy
        forgive me if im wrong here but thats how i remember it

    • error404 says:

      The way I remember it was that Lynn and a few other Brovo-centric bloggers decided to not blog RHoMi because Bravo send them previews. They felt that their popular blogs bring a lot of free publicity to the shows and Bravo was being ungrateful.

      As others have mentioned, we do discuss the show in the comment section all the time. A few enjoy the show, but most of us find it unwatchable. So yeah, although we do discuss it, the discussion usually goes no further than “Ugh. I tried to give it another chance, but it was so friggin boring I fell alseep!”

  51. lillybee says:

    Slightly off topic but the BEA thread on that forum that shall not be mentioned has been shut down until Monday. Mod Howard shut it down until Monday so the posters will have something new to discuss. I guess that they were talking too much about the show. Go figure.

    I wonder if TWOP will reopen the RHONY thread tomorrow or if it is permanently shut down.

  52. error404 says:

    “Both Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon talk extensively about Bethenny while on The View, is this a preview of what is to come on RHONY? Is this like the girl who falls asleep first at the slumber party is the girl they all gossip about. Bethenny’s gone so she will get talked about and all the blame for everything that goes wrong or went wrong in the past!”

    Remember s3 of Rachel Zoe Proj? They were all so happy to be rid of Taylor, they couldn’t go 5 minutes without bringing her name up. Sounds like more proof that s4 RHoNY is how we’ll all be asleep by 10:15pm every Thursday night. LOL

    • Adgirl says:

      That is so dumb of JZ & KKB. If there are new viewers who just started watching during S4 they won’t know who the hell “Bethenny” is. Won’t that just increase people’s curiousity in Bethenny?

  53. California35 says:

    Remember this? From second season of NYHW–

    “”It’s hard to socialize when you’re wearing a microphone!”

    Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
    The catwalk sparked minimal cattiness from Kelly’s fellow Housewife Bethenny Frankel (with designer Jill Stuart, left).
    It’s been a crazy month, trying to keep up with Fashion Week and film my first few episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City. I have been taking all of the housewives with me to shows. Just like natural chef Bethenny Frankel introduces me to food, I want to show these women a slice of my world, which is fashion and the design industry as a whole. It’s hard, though, to socialize when you’re always wearing a microphone! Instead of having a fun moment musing over what someone is wearing in the front row, you really have to watch your Ps and Qs and I am just getting used to that. It’s been a whirlwind season already—I’ve been to DVF, Jill Stuart and Marc Jacobs, whom I have so much respect for. He loves the weird girls. Instead of exploiting Barbies, he exploits awkwardness. There were so many celebrities in the front row, all waiting for Marc to tell them what will be fashionable next year. He is their oracle.”

  54. Zoey says:

    Is there any amount of money or other compensation, that could convince any one of you to do any type of reality show? The subject matters vary so much, it could be about anything! What would you do it for?

  55. RCH says:

    Great blog Lynn. Now I have 50 tabs open that I have to go read!
    I think Kelly is surrounded by people who baby her and treat her with kid gloves. And because she’s such a moron, I bet every time she accomplishes some menial task, like changing a toilet seat, people are really proud of her for not stabbing herself in the eye with a screw driver.
    I really believe it was a huge shock to her when she joined Housewives and the other women weren’t impressed by her, and didn’t think everything she did was cute and interesting.
    For the first time someone (Bethenny) actually called her out on her crap and she didn’t know how to deal with it.

    • quincyil says:

      You had a great blog too. The interview with KellyKellorenBensimon was fascinating.

    • error404 says:

      I have a hard time believing that someone like Nina Garcia put up with Kiki’s crap. Boss’s wife or not, I have a hard time believing that before her magazine folded after only 2 issues, that the conference room at Elle didn’t resemble the dinner table on scary island a few times. I think B is just the first person who’s had something to gain from publicly exposing Kiki.

  56. VAgirl says:

    Good morning everyone. My doggy, who is my living and breathing alarm clock, just woke me up so he could go pee pee. Every morning at 6AM no matter what time we go to bed.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Good morning VAgirl~we have 4 kitties & only 1 Punkin wakes me every morning at 5:30am so I hear your pain. LOL
      It’s so much fun isn’t it? At least you get till 6.

      • VAgirl says:

        The nice thing about it is we both go back to sleep for a little while until he wants to play!

    • error404 says:

      Isabelle did this for many years. Then one day just stopped. Now she sleeps until noon everyday, like a college student on spring break. lol

  57. quincyil says:

    These things will not sell in the Midwest.

    http://twitpic.com/4hu8om

    There is a Madonna/burlesque vibe to both Bethenny’s and Jill’s collections. They acrually look uncomfortable. Their breast look bound like those of some long ago queen like Marie Antonette or Elizabeth I. I don’t think anyone here will wear this to Walmart or Applebees.

    I think spanx is the way to go. Pretend you are in good shape even if you haven’t gone to kettle ball class or circuit training class.

    I am so glad that I went to a grandma bootcamp so I don’t have to be bound up like someone in a mental asylum.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      That’s a bad pic to look at so early Q~:)
      Good morning~how are you today?
      I will not be wearing that stuff either. lol I can’t wear a bra without feeling like I am in a straight jacket.

      • quincyil says:

        Jill looks thin in some photots. You can see that her legs and arms are thin. If she has issues with her abdomen, she can go the way of Sonja or exercise more.

        The idea that women want to go back to the age where they are girdled into something from the Playboy bunny era is ridiculous.

        I actually worked for a private detective agency and went to the Playboy Club in Chicago and Lake Geneva before I was 21. I was with my uncle pretending to be his date as we watched bunnies, the bartenders and the women in the bathroom who handed out towels. I had to make sure each stall had toilet paper and was clean too. I would order and if they did not card me and refuse to serve me they were in trouble.

        I talked to the bunnies often. The outfits hurt and the high heels were intolerable, but they were paid well and the tips were great.

        The bunnies were not allowed to date customers so my handsome uncle and other detectives would ask them out.

        When I had my 21st birthday, they fired me and hired my younger sister and younger first cousins. The food was great there

        We went to a lot of Chicago restaurants hotel bars because at that time, people cared about these things.

        • error404 says:

          LOL! So.. dare I ask? Did your underage male cousins go undercover to see if their female school teachers would sleep with them? 😛 Sorry, I couldn’t resist!

          Seriously though, was your great grandma run out of town, or was everyone just like “Oh, that’s nice. Guess we better hire a new schoolmarm.”?

          • quincyil says:

            Major scandal. They lived in a cabin on family land and farmed. She lost her teaching job forever.

            They hired a new school marm right away.

            Sonja thinks that she invented the wild girl. She is so wrong. They were always here.

            • error404 says:

              I love your yarns and it’s a testiment to you storytelling that I ask questions. lol

              So, were you older looking for your age? At 17 I looked 12, but Mr404 at 17 looked 21 and was the official buyer of booze and porn for all his underage friends. LoL

    • boston02127 says:

      She looks like a big Hostess Cupcake.

      • error404 says:

        Actually, I think chocolate brown with white swirls would be an improvement. I could totally see Pandora Box in such a bustier!

        • Leana Kirkreit says:

          I have been lurking here for a couple of days. You guys are so awesome! As for Jill’s outfit on WWHL, when I saw the top half I had a mad flashback to the trick pony riders on Circus of the Stars back in the day.

  58. HD says:

    Good morning! Congrats on your one year blog anniversary, Lynn! Time sure did seem like it passed by so fast.

    I cannot wait until tonight for the show!

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Hi Hannah~thanks again for the books & shea butter. It works wonderful. How are you doing?

      I forgot to congrat Lynn & Q as well. You are The Best Bloggers EVER! LOL 🙂

  59. error404 says:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-04-06/real-housewives-of-new-york-city-kelly-killoren-bensimon-talks-season-4/2/

    More psycho babble from off-her-meds Kiki! LOL some real gems in between all the crossed wires.

    “Unless you’re a doctor, you can’t be calling people crazy. ”

    “I’m just so proud that Bravo stuck in there with me and that they believed in me and that they were willing to change. And they were willing to change the way that the show was going. They were like, “Kelly’s freakin’ right!””

    “What did your daughters learn specifically from last season?
    They learned specifically from last season that when you’re wearing bunny ears, you should have a good time (with sheets).”

    LOL

    • HD says:

      What makes me upset about stuff like this is Kelly said and did those things. No one “made” her look crazy, she was acting crazy! Bravo only has to work with, what you give them. If she didn’t act like a lunactic there would be no footage. I am not a doctor by an stretch but it doesn’t take a PHd to look at that dinner episode and know that something is just a little bit off with her. For her to say she is rebuilding a reputation that someone (meaning B) tarnished is laughable. She did that all on her own.

      • error404 says:

        1. Kiki is an egomaniac and lies like “I changed Bravo” just show how delusional she is.
        2. Kiki is a follower, not a leader. “B was evil, the sole source of last seasons nastiness, and we’re all better off without her” is the official gist of s4 of RHoNY. They all tote the party line in interviews and I have no doubt that s4 is one long Bethenny bash-fest, in a desperate attempt to keep the show interesting.
        3. If Kiki wasn’t stupid as well as crazy, she’d know that no licensed professional would ever call a mentally ill person “crazy”like it’s their official diagnosis. Although I have no doubt that many a pediatrician, Dentist, etc… has screamed “get that crazy bitch out on my office!” during one of her visits.
        4. She is a gift from baby Jesus to make us all laugh. I’m just shocked that Kathy Griffin doesn’t include her in her act. But maybe she has some rule against poking fun at the truly mentally ill or something.

        • quincyil says:

          It makes you wonder why she uses Teresa and not Kelly.

        • Noreen says:

          I was wondering the same thing about Kathy Griffin because on one of her previous WWHL performances she said she would marry Bethenny so I think we know whose side she is on.

      • quincyil says:

        I wonder how much stuff Jill Zarin fed her before the trip. Jill Zarin tried to have the ladies go on a trip that she designed, but Bravo chose Ramona’s renewal trip. Jill tried to get people to not go. I bet she told Kelly that Bethenny was going to do things to Kelly and no one would be there to help Kelly. Jill and Kelly tried to change what we actually saw with our own eyes and heard with our own ears. Read the many articles and listen to the third hour of the third season reunion.

        I see that Alex will be in a restaurant discussing something with Kelly and Kelly is not being logical during season four. Kelly see nothing wrong with being inconsistent and illogical. I’m sure there is a segment of the US population that thinks this is ok because I read that 20% of the US population has mental issues.

        I never get upset with Kelly as I feel she is not normal. I think Jill Zarin bothers me because she uses Kelly to her advantage as she uses other people and it is wrong to use someone with mental health issues like that.

        • error404 says:

          I think Jill is only slightly more sane than Kelly. She’s definitely has more control than Kiki, but Jill IMHO has a lot of the same issues with ego, an inflated sense of what their skills are and all of the lofty achievements they believe they can easily reach, hearing something different than what was said, paranoid fears that people are out to get her, etc… Both lash out in what they believe is self-defense and see no irony is saying things like “If someone were afraid of being bullied at work, I’d scream at them non-stop and force them to go to work against their will, because I’m nurturing like that.” I have no doubt that Jill suffers from some sort of bi-polar disorder or something.

        • error404 says:

          I somehow doubt bi-polars off their meds understand Kelly’s particular babble. I wouldn’t at all doubt that mentally-ill people who are responsibly seeking treatment are as disgusted by and/or concerned for Kiki as dry alcoholics are toward a fall down drunk. She’s only fooling herself with all of this spin.

    • VAgirl says:

      WHAT is she talking about? I can’t follow! As one of the commenters says, “Insane in the Membrane.”

      • Lavalady says:

        This interview is absurd. Kelly “feels sorry for a house”???? She says “it’s not ok for me to choose friends like that” yet she comes back for another season and continues to film with the exact same people sans Bethenny?????

    • Noreen says:

      As far as I know “crazy” is not a medical term. That’s a vernacular term for us lay people to use. If Bethenny said she was a paranoid schizophrenic, she might have an argument. When people questioned how much modelling Kelly did, suddenly she posted her modelling pics on her website but when people question her degree from Columbia, nothing, nada. She shows us all her purses in her closet, but never the degree. Shocking, isn’t it.

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