IHJZ The Real Housewives of New York Premier / Watch What Happens Live 100th Episode

I Hate Jill Zarin  The Real Housewives of New York – Premier / Watch What Happen Live

Real Housewives of New York

New York is back baby!  I absolutely love it!  Before we get into the show though, lets make one thing crystal clear,  Jill Zarin has not changed, the name of this blog is safe and there is no danger of her winning us over this season.  Whew!

The show opens with a party hosted by Ramona as fall arrives she and Mario toast Alex and Simon with glasses of Ramona’s new wine.  And the branding begins…

Jill and Bobby arrive at the party and as Alex knocks back her entire glass of wine Simon greets Jill warmly, but from Alex, Jill gets the icy stare.  Alex reminds us that Jill screwed over a lot of people last year and it all blew up in her face so pretending that it didn’t happen isn’t an option.

Alex seems very uncomfortable as she invites a group of partygoers to the March in support of Gay Equality on the following Sunday.  Alex knocks back another glass of wine.

Ramona says Alex should lighten up, it’s a party!  Alex knocks back another glass of wine.

Kelly arrives at Jill’s to …  well…to apparently watch her pack suitcases,  Jill is going to Australia.  This is clearly just an opportunity to rehash some events of last season and to give Jill another chance to tell us how she’s changed and no matter how badly people treat her, she is nice and will be kind to everyone.  Authentic words spoken to an authentic Kelly Bensimon.

Kelly didn’t attend Ramona’s party because Ramona was so mean to Kelly the last time they saw each other.   You see Kelly isn’t crazy, she just doesn’t navigate well through precarious situations.  I’m glad we cleared that up. I don’t know why all of you keep calling Kelly crazy.
Jill implies that some of her past friends were phony as she tells viewers that even though Kelly went bat shit crazy last season, Jill stood by her friend.  Jill is a real friend you see, she was right there in New York supporting Kelly while Kelly was flipping out in St. John and Jill was right there in St. John when Kelly was being flown back to New York in a rubber lined jet.  Yup, Jill is a real friend.

Kelly and Jill talk a bit about Bethenny and Kelly decides that Jill is suffering from “lost love”, Jill tears up as she says she still loves Bethenny.   I can’t figure out if she loves Bethenny before or after she calls her a phony friend and makes all the nasty comments about Bethenny to the press.  Love hurts, doesn’t it Jill Zarin?

A wedding, everyone loves a wedding!  We have no idea who the happy couple are but it doesn’t matter, what really matters is that Alex is attending the wedding and Jill doesn’t know she will be there.  How fun!

Ramona knows that Jill will be shocked to see Alex at the wedding and we’re not disappointed.

Alex confronts Jill and they talk about the Equal Marriage Rights march that will take place the next day.  Jill apparently is on the committee but won’t be attending  (we know that Jill ultimately does attend)  Alex doesn’t understand why Jill said she was attending a wedding “out of town” and can’t attend the march, Jill stutters and stammers something about being an “honorary committee member” and therefore not obligated to actually be there.

Jill is cowering in a corner of the wedding with two “yes women” that we haven’t met but it doesn’t matter as long as they agree with everything that Jill says.  They do their jobs well.  Jill makes more excuses about not attending the Equal Marriage Rights march,  Alex kicks back a glass of wine as Jill calls Alex every name in the book, not the least of which is “F’ing bitch” then announces that Alex is socializing at a party that is so above her.  I can see how Jill has changed, ain’t she nice?  Ain’t she Joe?

Alex, having no idea that Jill just ripped her apart on screen comes over to confront Jill about Jill’s lies and scheming to find out if Alex was going to be at this wedding.  Ramona is in her glory, she loves watching Jill squirm and she purposely didn‘t tell Jill that Alex would be attending.  I am liking Ramona so far.  The argument between Alex and Jill seems rather trivial now, considering the insults that Jill just sent flying in Alex’s direction.  Alex kicks back another glass of wine.

Outside of the wedding Ramona breaks out in hives as she is talking about the new Housewife Cindy’s brother and he walks up behind Ramona with his huge girlfriend who looks like she’s about to punch Ramona in the face.  It was all pretty funny but for once Ramona wasn’t laughing, she broke out in hives and was completely embarrassed.  I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this.  Ramona warned us that she gets into it with Cindy, this could be the start of that situation.

Alex and Simon back home in their close quarters dual office space and Alex explains that they both work from home now and share an office. Alex agrees to have lunch with Simon but tells him there will be no drinking at lunch.  Simon leaves to go prepare lunch and Alex kicks back a glass of wine while answering the phone.  It’s her representative from the new modeling agency that just signed Alex on to discuss her portfolio.

For anyone who is unclear, Kelly defines a model for us, it is simply someone who photographs well, it does not mean that they are pretty.  That explains Kelly’s modeling career.  Moving on…

The new girl Cindy Barshop is introduced and we learn that she lives downtown in New York, she likes the downtown, rock and roll action with eclectic friends and the hip, cool area.  We learn a bit about her Completely Bare hair removal salons and meet her brother Howie who is her partner/best friend.  Cindy went through invetro fertilization for three years before becoming pregnant with twin girls who are now 10-months old.  Cindy would like a man but is perfectly happy and living her dream without one.

Cindy hosts an art gallery showing that supports charity and all the housewives are invited.  Apparently Ramona knows Cindy and introduces Sonja to the newest housewife.  Alex and Simon, Jill and Bobby, Luann, and Kelly all come to the art gallery and meet Cindy.  Sonja knows the artist and all the ladies are told they are going to create a piece of art with their bare feet.  Jill complains that if she had known, she would have worn less expensive shoes.  Jill yells for Bawwwby to come and hold her Jimmy Choo’s. Alex kicks back another glass of wine.

Kelly is apparently attempting to become the new one liner queen and says that she doesn’t know if Alex and Simon are in the market for art but they’ll attend the opening of an envelope.  Very original joke and I noticed Kelly didn’t walk out with any artwork under her arm.  That’s two swipes that Kelly had taken at Alex, for anyone who is keeping count.

As Cindy hands off one of her children to the nanny, Jill compares her to Ginger who doesn’t like to be held either.

Jill and Kelly are speculating about how Cindy has two children and no husband.   Apparently Jill hasn’t read her friend Luann’s book because Jill tells us that it is perfectly acceptable and even expected to ask a woman with two babies where the daddy is but Jill seems surprised that Cindy was uncomfortable with the question.  Jill really doesn’t get it folks!

Sonja’s friend and Artist Brian makes an appearance as she giggles like a schoolgirl and denies that he is her boyfriend.  Sonja subtly asks Brian out on a date suggesting that they double with Luann and her new boyfriend Jacques.  Very smooth Sonja!  Luann and Sonja walk out of the art gallery arm in arm, Luann asks Sonja if she’s taking the glass of wine with her, Sonja says no, as she doesn’t want to get arrested, again.  A little joke about her previous Driving While Intoxicated charges from last season, very appropriate.

Luann and Jacques join Sonja and her hot artist for dinner and it seems awkward and it is difficult to hear what the four diners are saying, very bad sound editing here.  The restaurant was loud but so was Luann’s guy, Jacques.  Last season I don’t think we heard him utter two words but tonight he tells us that he loves New York and he loves Luann.  Wow, sorry dude, how is your sister Monica?

I think we’re going to see more about Sonja and her boy toy Brian, she says she is lucky to have him in her life but it’s complicated as she’s focused on raising her daughter and still devastated over her divorce.  Is Sonja going to try to change her reputation after last season painting herself as the sex queen of New York City?

Ramona interviews assistants, her business is growing and she needs another girl in the office.  Ramona manages to make each applicant uncomfortable, rather than actually interviewing them, she is giving them interviewing tips and advice on how to dress to snag that job!

Ramona is such a giver but she is disappointed in the pool of applicants that have come in to see her.  These poor girls are young, inexperienced and being interviewed on camera yet Ramona can’t seem to understand why they‘re a bit nervous.  Ramona even tells one girl that she needs skin care help and gives her some samples of her products.  As she walks out Ramona’s current assistant says that the girl was about to cry and Ramona says she was only trying to help the girl.  I think the girl needs a job Ramona, that is what would help her.

Next week seems to be the episode that we will finally hear Alex utter the words, “Thug in a cocktail dress” and it does appear to be Sonja that she’s referring to.  Sonja and Alex are shown in the previews having a few verbal sparring matches coming up including Sonja throwing Alex out of her home.  I wonder if Luann has a chapter in her book about tossing a Housewife out of your home.

My final comment about the show has to be how very severe Jill’s comment was about Alex McCord.  During the Beverly Hills Housewives we ripped Camille Grammar apart when she talked about her husband verses Kyle’s husband and their “status”.  Jill’s comment was similar yet somehow it was much worse.  I admit I was one who ripped into Camille for her comments but I did later apologize because Camille owned her comments and apologized for them.  She admits to being mortified and very sorry.  Jill will never change, she was showing her true colors and any apology, should Alex get one, would be fake and everyone knows it.  Jill truly believes that she is better and is at a higher social status than Alex, she’s always looked down on her and her feelings about Alex are clear.  Jill is garbage!

Previews of Episode Two on Bravotv.com:

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-4/videos

Real Housewives of New York blogs:

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-4/blogs

As promised, Jill is the only one who hasn’t posted a blog on Bravotv.com.

Watch What Happens Live –

Even better than tonight’s Real Housewives of New York episode, which was pretty good, was Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.  This show was 30-minutes of pure gold, from the permanent smile on Andy’s face to the two grown woman arguing like teenagers, this show was a gift from Baby Jesus to make us all laugh.

Starting with Jill’s “new look” that I feel like she created just for me, because it made me so happy.  We’ve seen Jill look ridiculous before but nothing compares to this look.  Jill admittedly has always looked pretty good and well put together for her previous appearances on Andy’s show but tonight was the gift that keeps on giving.

Jill has her ridiculous dog Ginger in her lap wearing a Japanese kimono, in honor of the tragedy in Japan, Jill tells us that Ginger is going to do some fundraising, I wonder how much Ginger raised?

Andy shows a montage of scenes with Jill and Ramona’s arguments over the past three years and as if scripted, they continue to fight and argue throughout the show.  Jill deflects her nasty comments about Alex by pointing out Ramona’s interviewing skills.  When that didn’t work Jill told us that the comments that she made about Alex were edited in as she was actually talking to a member of the production crew.  Andy didn’t fold his cards at that point, he asked Jill if she actually said those words and she had no choice but to own them.

In an awkward moment, Ramona tells Andy she has some comic relief for him as Mario walks onto the set with a cardboard life size cutout of Ramona holding a bottle of her wine.  Does Ramona really think this shameful plug of her wine is comic relief or did she think she was fooling the audience?  Andy wasn’t amused at Ramona’s stunt.  Tonight’s poll question is simple, Team Jill or Team Ramona?  Another landslide as Ramona takes it with 78% of the vote, like most political elections, it was the lesser of two evils.

Andy’s three obsessions tonight started with the obvious.  Jill told viewers that she turned over a new leaf but Andy pointed out that there must have been a huge breeze that flipped that leaf right back over as he runs a clip of Jill ripping Alex apart on screen.  Jill deflects again and says that Ramona was a bitch too for not telling Jill that Alex would be at that wedding.  Best I can tell here is that Jill is trying to say that because Ramona blindsided her with Alex’s presence at the wedding, it is Ramona’s fault that Jill called Alex a “F’ing Bitch” and went so far as to call Ramona a “F’ing Bitch”.  So you see, it wasn’t Jill’s fault.

Andy’s second obsession included a montage of Ramona’s antics that he called a “Ramonix”.

Finally Andy ran an old clip of Tina Fey appearing on WWHL and describing his two guests Ramona and Jill as Queen Bee and Banker then asking the ladies to give their opinion of Tina’s observations.

The smile never leaves Andy’s face as Jill and Ramona argue over which one of them is meaner than the other, Jill tries to intimidate Ramona with her, “Don’t EVER say…” but Ramona is prepared for that, she learned way back in Jr. High how to deal with women like Jill, Ramona repeats over and over “Don’t EVER”  “Don’t EVER”  “Don’t EVER” in Jill’s face, it had me literally laughing out loud.

The ladies begin to argue over which one of them has more business experience and Jill wants Andy to make some phone calls to verify her resume, Andy can barely talk from laughing so hard but tells Jill he has no intention of calling anyone.  Jill’s own designed corset begins to shift to one side and she looks like her head is falling off to the left of her body.  It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

A viewer sends in a question about the change in Jill’s look, aside from her ridiculous hair and outfit Jill denies having any work done on her face then turns to her good friend of 20-years Ramona and asks her to confirm that she’s had no plastic surgery on her face and Ramona (I really love this woman) says, “I don’t know you well enough to know”.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any funnier.  Ramona is the best!

A viewer question asks Jill what is her problem with Alex?  Jill lies and says she doesn’t have any problem with Alex.

Annoying 14-year old Housewives fan Ben Weiner asks Jill if she’s talked to Bethenny, Jill suddenly, after months of talking about little else, says she doesn’t want to talk about Bethenny.  Jill lies and says she hasn’t ever seen Bethenny’s new show.  I think I saw her nose grow right there on screen.  Ramona chimes in saying she watches Bethenny’s show and she loves it.  Since Jill wasn’t able to properly sabotage Bethenny’s show she’ll teach them by not watching!  Does anyone believe that Jill isn’t glued to the television on Monday nights?

Luann is afraid she’s becoming irrelevant so she Tweets in to the show telling Ramona to re-read her book, or at least the chapter that talks about not sticking your finger in a wedding cake.

Tonight’s lame game asked Jill and Ramona to answer some trivia questions about the past 100 episodes of the show.  Andy added that he knows they are both big fans of the show since every time he makes a joke about either one of them, he gets a text message from them within seconds.

The winner of the lame game gets the ultimate prize, ten seconds of uninterrupted screen time for shameless promotion of their latest product.  Andy sure knows how to sweeten the pot.

Alas, Ramona is not into it and doesn’t want to play, she hasn’t had enough wine apparently but Jill is practically jumping out of her seat to answer all the questions right.  Jill wins and awkwardly tells us about her ugly shape wear for ten seconds.

Returning from commercial, Andy tells us that much has happened while they were away and that Jill and Ramona have made up, they prove it by fake hugging.

Andy’s Mazel of the Week was awarded to all of the viewers, all our Tweets, texts and calls that he loves so much, a nice Mazel ruined by his lead in that he’d have rather given it to Jill’s mother Gloria.  Thanks for nothing Cohen!

The Jackhole was the young girl who faked having uncontrollable hiccups and is now in jail for murder.

Andy announced where he would be partying later in the evening to celebrate his 100th episode of the show, I wonder how many fans mobbed him at the club.  Jill and Ramona seemed shocked that he announced on screen where he would be partying, I admit, I was too.

Andy tweeted this photo of Jill on the WWHL Set:

http://www.whosay.com/AndyCohen/photos/21012

Coming up on Sunday’s edition of Watch What Happens Live will be comedian Jay Mohr and Orange County housewife, Peggy Tanous.  Next Thursday, Sonja Morgan.

In case you missed it, tonight’s poll, Team Jill vs. Team Ramona was 78% in Ramona’s favor.  Thanks to all of you who voted! Great show Andy!

This is an interview with Kelly Bensimon and I have only one question for Kelly about this interview.  Huh?

Kelly Killoren Bensimon on The Real Housewives of New York City’s Season 4 http://shar.es/HaEKa

After last season, you told The Daily Beast that you watch the show with your daughters to show them “what not to do.” Tell us more!

My daughters are in 5th and 6th grade. And they’re going to have to deal with a lot of women. But this isn’t on a field trip with teachers who are moderating. This is a group dynamic of six women in St. John, one of the most beautiful places—and I feel so sorry for that gorgeous house—with no parents. No teacher. No moderator. But tons and tons of wine, and people being like, “Oh really? That really happened? Tell me more!”

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). Just kidding! They learned from last season that what we talked about is that bullying is not OK. It’s not OK for me to let my emotions get the best of me, it’s not OK for me to engage in any kind of activity like that, it’s not OK for me to choose friends like that.

“Kill ’em with kindness” is the biggest lesson from this season.

You said on The View that it’s “hard to be portrayed as crazy and them come back from that.” What do you mean by that?

I really don’t like the word “crazy.” I think it’s really a disgusting word. Unless you’re a doctor, you can’t be calling people crazy. It shouldn’t be used, and I don’t like it. I don’t appreciate anyone using it. It’s hard to come back from! This season, I really made a concerted effort, against my will, instead of just being working and being a great mother, I have had to spend the last year rebuilding a reputation that was tarnished by someone else’s insecurity.

Ah, “someone else’s insecurity”—we get to your relationship with Bethenny Frankel. Would you have come back if Bethenny, the person you didn’t get along with most, were still on the show?

Would you go into work tomorrow if somebody told you they didn’t like your shoes? Of course you’d go back to work! And if you weren’t going to go back to work, I’d hope that you’d tweet me and ask me about it, because I will yell at you and scream at you and say, “If you don’t get back into work, I will walk there with you! I will stand with you!” You cannot allow anyone to shadow-cloud your future. That’s just not OK with me and I won’t put up with it.

You were ahead of your time with your anti-bullying message. Give us some updates on what you’re thinking about that these days.

What you saw on Scary Island is a television show, where we’re made to entertain you. Bullying is a serious issue. People are dying. I use it as a way of talking about what happened, but bullying is not something that people should take lightly.

That’s the whole irony. People are like, “You’re not very nice at the reunion show!” What am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to sit there and smile at these women and say “I really like your hair” after you go after me every two seconds because I’m tall? I can’t change my height! But now, because they went after me so much, they raised my name, and there were blogs about “she’s this, she’s that,” and it literally lit on fire to the point where I could ask my Twitter followers to help me do something great for people and then I match that number. I got to go Haiti and I got to see what hope looks like. When you’re on a television show with these women complaining about if you didn’t come to a party—go to Haiti for one day and tell me how you feel about that party.

How have you changed the show?

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!”

It didn’t change the filming process, but I think it changed everyone’s perception. They know that when Kelly comes in, she’s working. If it’s not going to be a solid working environment, it’s not a good thing.

Every single reality-TV star is like, “This is all about reality.” No, no. This. Is. Reality. If you see me crying about something, I’m really crying. There’s no strategy behind it. There’s no micromanaging. There’s no brand that’s being built around it, there’s no product endorsement next to me. I’m crying because I’m really crying and because I’m really hurt. And that’s OK. And I want the world to know: Lose it! Lose it all day long! If that’s how you feel, lose it. It’s fine.

And so I ask Kelly once again…HUH?

Until Next Time…

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419 Responses to IHJZ The Real Housewives of New York Premier / Watch What Happens Live 100th Episode

  1. lovinthisblog says:

    AWESOME JOB LYNN!

  2. HD says:

    I am not sure what to think of Alex this season. Perhaps she is stressed about finances or something with Simon quitting his job and forming some social media group. (I feel JUSTISFIED in everything I said about Simon needing to get a job on the last few blogs! Very Justified!) I knew he was not racking in any real money! I knew it! Alex looked all stressed!

    Alex needs to pick her battles and some of them with Jill are not worth having. I know people that lend their names to many things. I am sure this is not unheard of in the NYC social clique, club and do nothing but seem important committees. Although I can’t stand Jill I get what she is saying. And why is it Alex’s business if Jill is at the march or not? Why don’t you be concerned about YOU being at the march. You don’t like Jill anyway so who gives a damn if she is there?!

    Also who really cares if Jill asked Ramona if you were going? These things are not a big deal and to me, Alex is coming off as some character and not who she really is. Relax, honey.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Hi Great Blog Lynn:)
      Trying to watch full episode on Bravo & there’s no sound. lol
      Can’t believe it’s on & I can’t hear it. 😉

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I completely agree with you HD, it seems as though Alex is determined to call Jill out on every little thing and she’s coming across as a bit petty, pick your battles Alex! Great advice HD! I’m sure there will be plenty bigger battles to fight with Jill Zarin.

    • JenFromCincy says:

      I think Alex is feeling a little compelled to have recorded proof of Jill being caught in a lie. I really don’t know what good she thinks it will do, as it’s happened many times in the past and Jill still denies it.

      I do understand how maddening it is to deal with a perpetual liar. It’s tantamount to an insult to your intelligence when someone thinks they can constantly lie to your face. Maybe Alex is just tired of it.

      • PJ says:

        I agree. I think Alex has just had it with jill and won’t cover up another lie told by Jill. It may make Alex look bad to some but I think Alex will find a balance.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      The sound just came on. I watch & get back to ya!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I really didn’t care for Alex either.

      Sorry but I think she is delusional if she thinks at her age she is going to develop a modeling career that will pay the bills when we saw Cynthia Bailey struggle to find work.

      I also didn’t get the need for her to repeatedly try to qualify herself with remarks about how both her parents are good looking and she is genetically blessed bla bla bla ect. Too me, it’s in the same vein as Jill’s ‘I’ve changed’ mantra. If you are good looking, people can see that- you don’t need to TELL people that you are, the same way if you are changed they will see that too.

      I actually think it comes across as insecure.

      Not to mention, if I took a drink every time Alex took a drink, I would be drunk.
      I’ve never seen anyone throw back wine the way she did, it looked like Hell’s Angel member tossing back a shot for Jack Daniels with a vodka chaser.

      The ‘no drinking’ at lunch comment was also concerning.

      • nathania says:

        I don’t think she will find a ‘career’ per se but she might be able to bring publicity to lesser known lines because of the association with the Housewives, that would be the motivation for someone to book her which is a pretty shrewd move, if you need free p.r. for your brand. She is well-liked also so there wouldn’t be any negative associations following her around like there would be with KKB, it’s a win/win situation for anyone who wants to book her. Simon is coming off like a bit of an airhead so I hope Alex continues to get work.

        • Terry says:

          I guess there ought to be some reward for living your life on TV. I can see where Alex is going to get work: it’s based on the show. It is pretty shrewd.

          I’m sure they need the money now that Simon is tweeting for a living. That’s just not a real job, I’m sorry.

      • alicia says:

        Alex has a very strong jawline that dosen’t photograph well.I feel she has a limited appeal.

  3. JenFromCincy says:

    Kook-a-doodle-doo.

    Reading Kelly’s thoughts makes my head hurt.

    Loved both shows last night. WWHL was the best I’ve ever seen. My sides hurt from laughing at the swipes Andy got in.

  4. boston02127 says:

    Great blog Lynn! Thanks.

  5. vilzvet says:

    That was pretty mortifying of Jill to point blank ask Cindy about the paternity of her twins! On Bravo’s blog she is referred to as “Jill Zarin, PI” for her great detective work. Bravo can be funny when they want to! There is no way on this earth I would ask such a question of a total stranger, on camera, no less. And yes, I caught that nasty comment Kelly made about how models are “photogenic” and not necessarily “pretty”. Kelly you were neither.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kelly has to be the easiest to manipulate in the talking head segments – she always starts her answer with part of the question….

  6. Sus says:

    When Alex told Simon they could go to lunch but no alcohol, I almost came off the couch laughing about the twitters Simon was sending about Bethenny calling him a lush.

    I was cringing when Ramona was caught talking about that guy. How embarrassing!

    Thanks for the good recap!

  7. patrick says:

    You forgot to mention that Jill Zarin was trending on twitter during watch what happens live — because everyone was laughing at her outfit. Sad, but yeah, also funny 🙂

  8. Trudie says:

    Jill looked ridiculous on WWHL. She needs to learn to dress her age so she doesn’t look so desperate. Having Ginger on the set in a kimono seemed like she was trying to come off like Lisa with Giggy – didn’t work. She doesn’t have a original idea in her head.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill is a poorly done knock off!

      • NoHoHousewife says:

        Trudie, I thought the same exact thing! I thought she looked absolutely ridiculous so when I read her blog on Bravo this morning I made a comment how ridiculous she looked and of course my comment was not posted!

    • lovemamaearth says:

      She looked so foolish!!!!

      All the RHW women dress too young and slutty.

  9. AZ Girl says:

    Great Blog Lynn! Last night was a blast.

    HD is right about Alex needing to pick her fights. Jill was completely out of line at the wedding and at the art gallery. Why does Jill think it is appropriate to ask a single mother who her children’s father is? Jill justifies her bad behavior by assuming it is acceptable and expected? Fail Jill.
    If Ramona’s daughter had been interviewed for a job in the same manner as Ramona’s had done to those poor girls I can bet Ramona would be after that employer. EEOC will be sending Ramona a letter.
    WWHL was priceless. Jill hair was similar to Bethenny’s style when she went to that award ceremony in BEA episode 2. But Jill’s not watching BEA.
    Ben W. was the only person who would have gotten away with asking Jill about Bethenny. Jill had to check herself because he is only 14 years old. Can’t be a bitch to a 14 year boy.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Oh.. one more thing…Kelly looked like a football player in that dress at the gallery.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      you know I didn’t even think of Ben Weiner being only 14 so he’s the only one who could get away with that question.

      Ok- so now I heart Ben Weiner. Ignore my comments below-AZ Girl changed my mind!

    • VAgirl says:

      No EEO case. Ramona did nothing discriminatory. Mean yes, discriminatory, no.

      • AZ Girl says:

        I know she just pissed me off last night. Those poor girls.

        • VAgirl says:

          I know. They can count themselves lucky they don’t have to work for her and can chalk that up to interviewing experience. Their next interview should be a piece of cake after that one. But I do have to say when someone asks you what your weakness is, being sensitive is not a good answer. Would you want a sensitive employee that you would have to worry about being hurt every time they are corrected? Even if that is your weakness you wouldn’t tell a potential employer that. If you got your feelings hurt, you just go into the bathroom and cry to yourself and then suck it up and go back to your desk or whatever. It’s a cruel world out there sometimes and I don’t think some parents get their kids prepared for that nowadays. Didn’t mean to go on about it but I’ve been a supervisor and today’s kids entering the workforce are another whole ball of wax.

  10. JenFromCincy says:

    FYI, Jill has a blog posted on Bravo as of a few minutes ago. Complete with a WWHL update.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I see, Jill has gone against her own promise of NOT posting on Bravotv.com, maybe she thinks the comments will be positive…hah hah

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Lynn, you should post it here because it will likely get pulled soon!

      • JenFromCincy says:

        Well, my comment wasn’t positive…then again, it hasn’t made it through screening and it’s been an hour. Only 4 comments as of 12:30PM EST and they’re all glowing. :/

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Mine won’t make it because it wasn’t glowing either. I merely pointed out that she failed in both content and dress….

          • JenFromCincy says:

            Mine just pointed out that Alex wasn’t the mother of the bride and that since JZ considers herself so “fashion forward” (tongue firmly planted in cheek, of course) that I find it odd that she’d cling to etiquette rules from the 50’s and 60’s.

            They have added a few criticisms, but it looks like they’re trying to put one positive for every negative. They even rearranged the comments (probably why they no longer have a time stamp) so there was a negative in the third or fourth spot that wasn’t there originally.

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              they’ve scrubbed it again – the harshest comment was not caring for her outfit on WWHL

              • JenFromCincy says:

                Lame. I was hoping that Andy’s attitude last night was signaling a new era for blog comments. Should’ve known better.

      • Christine says:

        On April 4, 2010 Jill received over 2,500 comments on her Bravo blog. For April, 2011 – 73! Can’t you just feel the love?

  11. melodye says:

    Once again, great job Lynn. Is it just me or does anyone see Jill trying to be like Bethanny last night on WWHL? She dyed her hair black (like B’s), had her hair extentions in a ponytail,(like B wears hers), wore her line of underwear,(like B’s). Sounds like a wonna B!! LOL.

  12. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Jill looked whorrific last night- but I don’t think she really handled herself that badly on WWHL.

    She seemed relaxed, and appeared to have a sense of humor when she asked Ramona something about the girls she was interviewing choosing self employment for the rest of their life. I thought that was cute.

    Did anyone else roll their eyes when Ben called in? sheesh give it rest kid!

    Andy was in rare form last night- the best I’ve seen him in a long time, and I saw more than just a glimpse of some simmering, under-the-surface resentment for Jill Zarin. Way to go Jillousy- piss off EVREYONE.

    Maybe next time Jill can get dressed in a real outfit not a costume? hoping…although the Andy was treating her I don’t think there will be a next time.

    • Jezzibel says:

      agreed…I think there is alot of resentment from Andy towards Jill

      • nathania says:

        what did I miss, why does Andy resent Jill…I tuned in just in time to take in the “hooker from Tron” bustier and hear andy say he was ‘crazy about both of them’ to ramona and jill so I missed the best part of the show (although I did catch the poll results which were heartening).

    • NYCer says:

      What show were you watching? What sense of humor? I thought Jill was uptight from the beginning! Andy put her on the spot about what she said at the wedding- she tried to deflect it by saying she was talking to a producer- and then she turned to Ramona and called her a “f-ing bitch.”

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      he’s only a kid and hes the nephew of another Bravo Celeb (Issac Mizzarahi) im sure i got that spelled wrong but you know who i mean
      I loved that he asked her that and if im not mistaken he asked her it on another wwhl

  13. NYCer says:

    What is the company Jill said she was president of on wwhl? Ramona called her out for not having business experience and I think Jill said something about it being a $100m company. I thought she worked as a salesclerk at Macy’s pre-Bobby.

  14. codystl says:

    Lynn – thanks for the wonderful recap. I couldn’t wait to read it this morning. I think we are going to have some fun this season..
    I now know why Jill needs to be prepared and have her notes (from last season she couldn’t talk to B because she didn’t have her notes). She needs something to track all of her lies and backtalk so she doesn’t make a fool of herself. I don’t think its working for her.

  15. Great blog Lynn! I thought the show was kind of boring except for the wedding scenes. I loved watching Jill squirm when she saw Alex and Simon. I’m glad that Kelly wasn’t on too much last night and I hope that Bravo is slowly phasing her out of the show. She doesn’t add anything except nutty behavior.

  16. Kukulet says:

    I had to laugh at Kelly’s tired line about Simon attending the opening of an envelope.

    Now, Kelly WAS at the art show herself, wasn’t she? She DID attend the event and clamor for camera time herself, right? I’m pretty sure I didn’t just imagine that. She probably crawled through the heating ducts to get there, as Bethenny would say.

    Typically moronic of Kelly that she’d call Simon a social climber when she’s standing next to him on the ladder.

  17. FlowerPower says:

    Thanks for the blog, Lynn! I got to watch the episode this morning (read the board from last night while I was watching to get all your comments *live*). I never watch Andy’s show, but I might look for it after reading your recap. Holy moly.

    I’m so glad we get to see the *real* Jill Zarin this season. LOL.

    Alex I’m on the fence about. I really don’t like watching her try to assert herself against Jill, mainly because she looks so uncomfortable doing it. If she were able to call Jill out while staying relaxed, that would be fun, but she’s wound soooo tight I sit there waiting for her to pop. On the other hand, the thought of her playing nice with Jill for the rest of the season sucks. This episode made it seem like Simon will be the driving force behind that move into Jill’s camp. Ugh.

    Wasn’t sure I’d make it through a full episode this season. There is not much to like so far, but it was worth watching just to see that Jill is still Jill.

    • Alexa Rose says:

      I agree, Ramona seems to have a better handle on calling Jill out and still being able to socialize around her. Alex needs to relax.

  18. MichellefromNY says:

    All I can say about Jill is— OY VEY. She’s getting more and more painful to watch, her vile biting comments, her overt attempts at intimidation (i.e the screaming), her blatant denials of any wrongdoing ever is just an excruciatingly frustrating experience. but then I just can’t help myself. I’m addicted to her bad behavior.

  19. cusi77 says:

    Thank You Lynn! What a great Blog! I’ve been laughing so hard! You are the real deal, Girl!

    I agree with HD. She verbalized very well what I am thinking.

    I was horrified by Jill’s comment about Alex socializing with people above her… Jill is pernicious in the right use of the word!

    • PJ says:

      People that think they are better than others are sick. The only difference between Jill and a homeless person is Bawbee’s money. Well that and some tacky shape wear that even the homeless person would be to embarrassed to wear.

  20. TLM says:

    Here’s the VIDEO link of Bethenny’s interview with Imus. I think she looks kind of run-down. It blew my mind how she continued what she was saying when he interjected “Where’d that idea come from?” until she was finished, yet still heard what answered his question afterwards. That was a bit freaky.

    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4627347/bethenny-frankels-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-life/

    • vilzvet says:

      I am well into Bethenny’s book. She really went into detail about her three parents: mom, dad, and stepfather. What a motley crue they all were. I just cannot believe what her father put her through. I just can’t imagine having a child and wanting no part of said child, ever. And the mother, too, for that matter. Very painful to read this story, and I think it explains alot of her personality today.

  21. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    Yes great blog Lynn. Jill has not changed. Ramona is still Ramona atleast she is not fake. Alex well I guess we will have to wait and see. She found her voice and she seems to need some extra liquid courage to bring out the voice. I did not like her conceited comments about her gene pool. I’m really rooting for her and Ramona since Bethenny is gone those two are my fave. I think Kelly must be home analyzing tapes of seasons past and is trying to be like Bethenny and if that isn’t enough steal her lines. Someone please help me remember but wasn’t it Bethenny that said that Alex & Simon would go to the opening of an envelope?? Seriously Kelly get a life.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      The evelope opening line has been around forever – Bethenny brought it into Bravoworld – IMO, Kelly was fed the line in her talking head. She will repeat the question asked until she can’t remember the rest and then she goes off on her tangient.

      • PJ says:

        Kelly probably hired writers to feed her one liners. She just can’t stop copying Bethenny. It’s so pathetic.

    • nathania says:

      I feel bad for Alex because there is just no reason for her to be around Jill and I think she is the kind of person who actually *is* authentic and b.s. really bothers her and she can’t just sit there with herself and let someone lie to her face. The other women are a lot more fake than her so it doesn’t bother them and they don’t care, so they are going to brush it off unless it is genuinely offensive to them and worth confronting (or directly confront every time like Ramona has no problem doing, but Ramona is a rare kind of person, even Bethenny isn’t as frank as Ramona can be).

      I imagine it’s going to grate on the other ladies that Alex continues to confront Jill at every turn. She is probably going to end up isolated by the end of the season, which sucks. She needs a real friend on that show, but that show doesn’t really attract many quiet intelligent people who value truth. In fact, after watching these shows for this long it’s surprising that Alex was ever cast on this show in the first place, she’s too ‘real’.

  22. FlowerPower says:

    Did anyone else think that Jill’s dress at the wedding was not flattering on her at all? My impression of the dress was that it was made from drapes or upholstery fabric. I had to go back to Bravo’s site to look again. (I’m guilty of reading the blog during the show, so I was listening more than watching. I do glance at the screen occasionally, usually when Jill’s not on.) It’s not damask after all. LOL. Still it looks heavy and stiff.

    I thought both Ramona and Alex looked great, but Jill…eh.

    • quincyil says:

      Alex’s dress had a pattern of color. It was horizontal. It was not an all white/ivory dress at all. It was obviously not a wedding dress.

      • PJ says:

        Correct me if I’m wrong but while Jill and her yes men were putting down Alex and Ramona saying that no one else wore white to the wedding, didn’t someone walk by in the background wearing white?

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      hated that dress! so fugly

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It was a summer wedding – Jill’s dress looked like fall in the city club or cocktail wear – it was supposed to make her look slimmer going light to dark. IMO, she looked good in the dress but it was not really appropriate for a summer in the Hamptons wedding.

    • mariareads says:

      I thought the dress was hideous and she probably went after the other 2 women over the “cream” colored dresses because once she saw them she knew they looked better. This woman is nothing if not jealous of everything and everyone Must be exhausting to continuously comparing, comparing, comparing and always coming up short.

  23. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    “Annoying 14-year old Housewives fan Ben Weiner asks Jill if she’s talked to Bethenny”

    lynn if anyone of the housewives said this you would be one of the first to say the kids should not be brought into this
    i know you dont like that he watches the show but look at it this way out of the mouths of babes comes a question we all knew would get a rise out if Shrill
    and it worked
    the look on her face alone was priceless
    give the kid a break he isnt hurting anyone and maybe he just wanted that swag bag

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      LOL Have you been here for RHONJ and seen the colorful descriptions for Tree’s kids?

    • mariareads says:

      Or maybe they asked him to call and ask the question. Who knows?

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I’m sure they gave him a special number to call in, There is no way that kid keeps on getting on the show by pure chance-especially since he technically shouldn’t pass the pre-screen given that he is 14.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Huh?

      Sorry but if they continue to put that kid on the show despite their own rules and guild lines, then it’s only fair to comment about it.

      I don’t think the whole thing is cute or neat at all. It’s weird and annoying.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        he related to another Bravo celeb im sure that helps get him on the show
        Andy met him in real life before he ever phoned in
        sure its fair to comment on it calling a 14 year old annoying just sounds harsh to me

  24. susan says:

    Great recap Lynne!
    .
    I am so glad the RHONYC are back but I have my doubts about Morocco – so contrived.

    Jill has not changed one bit = such a bitch and she looked like a street walker last night
    That outfit was totally inappropriate. Anyway she is that gal I love to hate tho I am seriously considering giving up the show because i canot stand Jill anymore. Only time will tell.

    Loved Alex and Ramona, as usual. They are a pleasure.

  25. TLM says:

    Has anyone seen Jill’s website for sqweez? There’s no shopping cart or ability to put anything in a shopping cart. WTH is wrong with this woman? I guess she developed these things so she could just show people pictures of them?

    • vilzvet says:

      I think she said last night it was not going to be available until August? Why on earth is she pushing it NOW? Bethenny’s line looks fantastic and is right on her website. There will be no competition.

      • TLM says:

        That is just nuts. And the website just directs you back to her personal site. Completely confusing and a huge marketing blunder. This isn’t even supply issue, like things are sold out. She’s promoting something that’s not even for sale. Ridiculous.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      She is a fabulous business woman who knows nothing about marketing or product roll outs! Additionally, she is not a good model for the product because fat deposits the size of small continents were pooling around her underarms and stomach.

  26. quincyil says:

    Thank you Lynn for so much information and your fun opinions.

    I can’t wait to hear more.

  27. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    “Andy announced where he would be partying later in the evening to celebrate his 100th episode of the show, I wonder how many fans mobbed him at the club.”

    what he forgot to mention was he was the dj at that club that night
    so you could see him but you couldnt get to him

  28. quincyil says:

    I felt terrible for Alex McCord. I think she had the weight of the world on her shoulders. I hope that things are better for her now.

    • mariareads says:

      Me too. I think she’s shouldering huge responsibilities. I thought the photos of her were very flattering and very high coutoure (how the hell do you spell that?) and glamourous. Something which is lacking in modeling. As for the things she said about herself I thought they were more defensive than crowing.
      She credited her parents and she says she likes what she sees. Truth be told, when I look in the mirror I like what I see most of the time. Aren’t we supposed to have some self esteem these days? At least that’s what all the self help books and magazine articles are telling us. I figure if my eyes are not in a line up the middle of my face and my nose isn’t sticking out of one of my ears what’s not to like? I don’t think that’s crowing that I am beautiful.

    • PJ says:

      She looked horribly stressed especially when she had to be around Jill. But look at the video of Alex on The View; look at her while Kelly is talking. Alex looks really stressed there too. I feel for Alex. When Ramona said Alex should lighten up I don’t think Alex could lighten up right then. I’m sure the real Alex is a lot more fun when she doesn’t have to be around Jill. Maybe Alex is shouldering the weight of supporting her family as well.

      • Nancy says:

        Well Alex and Simon can thank Jill for their lack of $. I’m sure Simon was paid quite well at the hotel. Good going Jill. We’ve all seen how you have changed.

        • Terry says:

          What does Jill have to do with Simon’s work?

        • nathania says:

          did Simon get fired? did it have to do with Jill’s accusation that Alex posed nude in the hallway of the hotel?

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            Simon says Jill had nothing to do with it and that he made the decision to explore other avenues.

            I have a hard time believing that someone in today’s economy would quit their jobs to basically ‘tweet’ for a living.

            I don’t know how much of Simon’s reasons for leaving his past position had to do with Jill’s comments or that perhaps having a ‘public figure’ became a disruption to the business.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill ripped Alex apart at the Reunion – Alex didn’t see her all summer and that first party scene was really rough. Alex has to face Jill sooner or later and hopefully she will become more at ease at shattering Jill’s lies.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      I hope Alex got a lot of positive emails, tweets and FB today

  29. quincyil says:

    I loved Jill’s comment in WWHL, that the bitch remark didn’t match her lips because it was said off camera to a producer. I bet for four years Jill Zarin has made comments off camera to producers just like that and this is the first time they did that to her. The Bravo producers threw Jill under the bus and I bet they are out for blood this year.

    • If you had it like this says:

      Yeah, I think they’re gonna let her have it for all her blaming editing last year. They’re gonna see her bitch and raise it! I feel bad for Alex too. They both lost their jobs last year and I’m sure she is stressed and may feel a little extra pressure to bring some drama and keep her housewives job. She so clearly is not a confrontational person that it’s painful to watch her confront Jill.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Maybe this is why they had to go back and edit. Instead of making it more interesting or not showing certain things, maybe they decided to do what Jill has said and show the real Jill.

      • TLM says:

        Where do you get that Alex is not a confrontational person? That’s all we saw her do last season, and I think she’s addicted to it. She had no problem walking up to Jill at three events and blasting off. I’m not a Jill fan, but really not an Alex fan either because of that and other comments she’s made this season.

        • If you had it like this says:

          I think she’s acting. People who are comfortable with it don’t break out in hives or have to down gallons of wine.

          • TLM says:

            This doesn’t ring true to me for a couple of reasons. Alex was a theatre major in college, I believe, and was quoted in an interview as saying, “I always say that it’s almost a little bit of a liability to have been an actor when you are used to being directed.” http://www.dailynorthwestern.com/15-minutes-with-alex-mccord-real-housewife-of-nyc-and-northwestern-dropout-1.2216086

            • lovemamaearth says:

              So you’re agreeing that Alex is acting?

              She took shit for quite a long time. Good for her for speaking out. She’s saying what a lot of us here are saying only she GETS to say it TO JILL.

              And since Jill probably had a part in Simon losing his hotel job, that takes courage. I wish Simon had as much courage as his wife has—at least from what we’ve seen played out in tweets etc.

              • nathania says:

                I am bummed that Jill is the reason or part of it that Simon is no longer at the hotel. She is an evil witch that needs a house to drop on her.

                Alex might be ‘acting’ because of rumors and intuition that if she is not part of ‘drama’, she will not be asked back on the show. I am sure the show contributes to the support of her kids, and she is not going to let that happen.

        • If you had it like this says:

          You don’t see Ramona or Jill or Bethenny, for that matter breaking out in hives or getting smashed when they go in for the kill. And P.S., I think Alex is coming off badly. Bad acting.

          • PJ says:

            I think Jill deserves everything she gets from Alex. The problem is that sometimes when you confront someone like Jill and you are not a naturally confrontational person you come off looking bad. Alex is a thoughtful, rational person thrown into the mix with a group of passive aggressive, delusional B’s who think they are something they aren’t for some imagined reason. Alex was probably told to bring the drama so she has to. I like Alex I just wish she could confront Jill with humor. But the uncomfortable side of Alex when she is around Jill shows how bad Jill really has been over the past three seasons.

            • If you had it like this says:

              I totally agree with you. I’m sure she has to continue her stoyline of the “new” Alex who has found her voice. I just miss the old Alex who seemed to be able to rise above some of the petty drama but I’m sure that’s not interesting to producers or viewers.

            • Terry says:

              Oy. I respectfully disagree. I think Alex is being confrontational for camera time. No one likes to film with her, so she can certainly make sure she gets on the air by picking at stupid stuff that is none of her business. Why is it her business if Jill goes to a march or not? It was just icky.

              • nathania says:

                “no one likes to film with her”?

                Jill, is that you?

                • housewifeaddict says:

                  I think that originally (last season) the ladies were told to turn up the drama dial – and Alex – against her nature – did just that to make sure she stayed on the show. This year I think she is clearly just uncomfortable around Jill.

              • PJ says:

                She was calling Jill out for being on a committee only for the name value and not because she really supported the cause. It’s hypocritical. Jill is the publicity mad, camera time crazy one. Jill gets into tons of things that are none of her business.

    • mariareads says:

      But she said it! Whether they “caught” her or not-the bitch said it! So I don’t understand HOW on earth she is defending herself. They are showing her for who she really is and that is a nasty, self obsessed, jealous woman. They are showing nothing that SHE doesn’t say or do. So there you have it. All those “show me on the footage where I said that” makes complete sense because she would say terrible things when she thought she wasn’t being filmed or overheard by producers and then when the women would call her out on it she knew no one could prove it. What a maniac she is as well as mean, mean, mean She needs psychiatric help. Seriously.

      • nathania says:

        what I don’t understand is, well, a couple of things…
        first, why she’s referring to the Alex that way to production in the first place

        and second, why she thinks the public is going to see a distinction between something she said ‘on air’ and ‘off air’ when it comes to her supposed moral transformation.

        it also makes me wonder if this is part of what happened during the two months the show was delayed.

        I am curious about this show…just in reading the comments you come to the inescapable conclusion that most of them are irrelevant. Luann, Kelly, Sonja, Cindy (which might change) no one really gives two cents about. Especially Luann. It’s a sad commentary on the show that Kelly’s ‘crazy’ episode is the only thing that made her relevant, without that she’s be like wallpaper.

        Jill is universally despised, Alex has garnered a certain amount of respect, and Ramona is comic relief. That is pretty lopsided, when half the cast are dead weight. If Bravo is editing in commentary to production staff, it almost seems to justify their move to re-edit the whole series to make it more bearable.

      • VV says:

        @mariareads: Plus one!

    • kbinldo says:

      No more sweetheart edits for Jill! Lovin’ it! 😀

  30. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    Both Alex and Simon seem to be in good spirits on twitter
    but i do hope things are good and its not pretense
    I do think Alex is gonna make a lot of money from the modeling work
    the pixs on facebook look straight out of vogue
    i can see her getting a lot of print work with all the euro fashion mags too

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      What has she gotten so far? All the pictures I have seen were taken a while ago- and I haven’t seen Alex in any magazine doing print work. The only runway work she has done has been ‘charity’ based.

  31. quincyil says:

    I think that Simon’s twitter break down on the Bethenny “Simon likes to Get Bombed” remark had something to do with the fact that he watched their season premier and noticed the wine glasses drunk by Alex and her comment, no wine at lunch. Simon and Alex may be season four’s Mary Amons.

  32. Delighted says:

    Long time lurked..but love every minute! Just read an interesting piece on Sonya Morgan on http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com. The pictures are priceless.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sadly, Sonja’s current life path is taking her out of the orbit she initially aspired to achieve.

    • nathania says:

      that article wore me out. Every sentence seems to be saying something without saying it. Can anyone with a higher economic status than mine translate it?

      • Christine says:

        I don’t know who wrtie this “Society” column, but they missed their English classes. My favorite sentence is that Sonja’s ex is a much older man than his ex-wife. Does that mean Sonja is not really a woman. LOL

        • Terry says:

          God, I went and read the piece. It is exhausting. It reminds me of those Dominick Dunne pieces in which he’d drop names like crazy. Basically, a non-literate snob writing for snobs. They really trashed Sonja as an arriviste. She may be, but god, just doing that for no reason is snobby.

          Also, Sonja may have worked at a restaurant and called patrons. So what? So she’s from Albany. So what? People with blue blood don’t go out of their ways to take hatchets to arrivistes. It’s just not worth it. I guess that’s what annoys me about the writer.

          I know that it makes no sense that I defend Sonja and despise Alex, but I don’t know. Sonja is light-hearted and generally kind. She does things for others. She’s funny and pokes fun at herself too. She doesn’t announce that she’s going to the opera; she invites tenors to her house. She doesn’t make an event about shopping like Alex and Simon do.

          No one who is the real deal is going around announcing it or cruelly marginalizing those who aren’t.

          • Terry says:

            PS

            I live in NYC and am not from here with the blue blood, but I do know a couple people who are. They tend to ride the bus like the rest of us. They’re the ones who point out that a person who has his or her name on a plaque at the opera or a hospital “is not being shy about it.”

            I am well born from another country. There we were taught to ride the bus and be unassuming and to be humble and to never, ever show off. A few of my in-laws married outside their class and no one thought a thing about it. It’s just not cool. Also, my aunts cheerfully went to work as receptionists and we were proud of them. My grandmother managed a construction camp for my grandfather. I worked as a receptionist in my father’s medical practice when I was a teenager. I also worked in a bookstore. My sister was a receptionist at a restaurant and always came home with great kitchen stories. Indeed, all my friends were taught to work, to be unassuming, and no one was going on shopping sprees at showy designer stores. No one was bragging.

            I guess that’s what I do like about Sonja. She doesn’t brag about the hoity-toity stuff the way Alex does.

            Finally! I put my finger on what I detest about Alex. It’s that her aspirations are very low and she pretends. She named her kids like trailer trash. Yes, what I dislike about her is that she’s a pretender.

            My mother would have welcomed Sonja and Ramona even; Alex she would have just gagged.

  33. housewifeaddict says:

    Great Blog Lynn,

    If anything, you were pretty nice to Jill considering her behavior. I can not believe she couldn’t keep it together long enough to fool the camera. The wedding was priceless. And all those talking heads about how “nice” she really is. You couldn’t script this if you tried. Well – if you ever considered changing the name of the blog – I’m glad you didn’t. It’s been a lot of time since they last aired a new NY episode, but Jill didn’t disappoint.

  34. Sherry says:

    You hit the nail on the head once again Lynn! Jill can keep saying she’s changed, she’s nice and she’s learned her lesson until the cows come home but she hasn’t changed a bit. She’s still the back-stabbing queen of them all. That remark she made that Alex is below them only proves that she’s still as low as they come. She took put shots at every opportunity that came her way then when face to face with her target she tried to pretend that she was above all that. Not only is she the queen of back-stabbing but she’s the queen of all that is fake.
    Then there’s Kelly. She can scream from the rooftops for all eternity that she’s not crazy but she proves it every time she opens her mouth.
    Luann in my opinion has no business writing a book or giving advice on etiquette EVER! She is another contradiction who doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
    I’m not sure on what to think of the new HW. I’m thinking she could be trouble. There’s something about her that just didn’t set well with me but I’ll reserve judgment for now.
    This episode wasn’t good for Alex. I agree, she needs to pick her battles better.
    I loved Ramona and Sonja in this episode. Out of all of them they seemed to just be themselves and wasn’t trying to impress anyone. I think with them, like Bethenny, what you see is what you get.

  35. Noreen says:

    Loved the season opener, loved watching Jill be an idiot on WWHL and I loved reading Lynn’s Blog this morning. Jill is a vicous liar. Kelly is just vicious. LuAnn should read her own book. Ramona makes me laugh. Alex is great but she needs to learn to converse with people without the looks on her face and realize that some people are idiots and logic does not work so stop trying. Sonja I am not sure about. I will wait to see the Thug in a cocktail dress show. Cindy is new and deserves a chance.

    I loved the scene when Kelly was at Jill’s house watching her pack. ill is crying about Bethenny and Kelly is looking down at Jill’s comforter with this look on her face and all I can think is Ginger is peeing or farting. The look on Kelly’s face was priceless.

  36. Jezzibel says:

    I feel a small twinge of pity for JZ(NO I do not need a exorcisim)..they aired all of season 3, so we could get reaquainted with her actions, the producers didn’t let up on how aweful she acted on the premier episode, and she took a massive beating on WWHL and on twitter during the show, the poll where Ramona won by a landslide…..her ego must be smarting pretty bad. But I imagine after she went home and had a massive fit, she still won’t see the problem is her, not anyonelse just her.

  37. nic says:

    I don’t have bravo anymore- pairing down the cable package. Other than Amazon, is there anywhere to watch the episode? Also, if I do have to pay to watch it, would it be worth it?

    Did y’all see this??
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-buzz/post/real-housewives-of-dc-officially-canceled-by-bravo/2011/04/07/AFhz1ExC_blog.html

    I was looking forward to seeing a Salami-free season. They should have given it at least a free pass for that! 😦

  38. If you had it like this says:

    I think Alex is out of her league with these vipers. When she tries to get aggressive and opinionated in their manner she comes across as a bad actress. It’s not attractive on her.
    I have to say that I prefer the old take the high road Alex.

    I said it in the other post. The women (and producers) on this show toss Alex and Simon around like party favors and use them to annoy each other.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I can’t believe the closing shot of the after show was Jill Zarin letting Ginger lick out her nose! What does she keep up her nose?! Lamb chops?

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      In part 2 of the after show, Jill is asking Andy about her next appearance on WWHL. She wants Jimmy Fallon to do the show with her, but as he depicts her in his show’s parody of rhony. Andy talked as if he would like to do that show. Ugghhh please Andy no more Jill!

  39. Eve says:

    Am I tired of Jill and Kelly asking themselves questions in interviews and then answering themselves?
    Yes.

  40. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thanks Lynn! Was there ever any doubt that the name of your blog was 100% on target? Loved the chat a thon last night too.
    Jill is honest when she says she is who she is – we just see her differently than she sees herself! This season will be interesting because the Employer is going to show Jill who is really the boss. Andy didn’t let her have any fabulous moments on WWHL – he called her on everything and kept giving Ramona top billing in the intros! So Jill will have another rough season whether she owns it or not.

    • Nancy says:

      And for ONCE Jill wasn’t sitting next to the host. So much for the pecking order eh Jill?

  41. Noreen says:

    Miracle of Miracles – Jill has a blog up on Bravot. This was my comment, but I doubt it will get posted:

    I googled it too and it is perfectly acceptable to wear white or cream. That rule was made for the day when the Bride was a virgin and all dresses, if white, could look like a wedding dress. Alex and Ramona’s dresseses were clearly cocktail. And if listen to what Ramona said, it is only inappropriate for the Bride’s future mother-in-law to wear white. Remember, it also used to be said that a Bride could only wear white for a first wedding and we all know that is no longer the case.

    When excactly do you start changing?

    • Kukulet says:

      LuAnn held forth on her blog that “proper etiquette” dictates no white or cream at weddings. LuAnn’s fashion etiquette is about as obsolete as a washboard.

      Who are Jill and LuAnn to say “you can’t wear this or that”? These are the same women who consider others to be beneath them. Their bigotry is so disgusting and Stone Age, they should be driven from NYC with torches and pitchforks.

      The only one who has the right to complain that Alex or Ramona were “disrespectful” is the bride-you know her, JILL, the same gal who invited Alex-and she probably couldn’t care less.

      It’s 2011, not 1911.

      • PJ says:

        It’s just their way of saying they are better than Alex and Ramona. Jill and her yes men didn’t really care what Alex and Ramona wore they just wanted to find fault. As they were looking at Alex and Ramona and gossiping about them behind their backs another guest walked by dressed in white, Jill and her yes men didn’t mention her at all. These women live such trivial, useless lives.

    • NeilHan says:

      Well it might be acceptable to wear white or cream, but I am sure a lot of brides would not like it. I got married 1 1/2 years ago, I am pretty laid back and really would not have been thrilled if anyone wore white or cream. Just because something is “acceptable” does not mean it is really what a “traditional” person might want. (but we do not know what the bride thought)
      I tend to be somewhat of a Jill fan, although last night she did no come off great. I would think the whole white dress comment would not be the thing to pick on some of the other stuff was far worse. I can imagin me and my friends commenting on someone’s outfit (especiallt a white/cream one). Noone is perfect everyone gossips. If that was as bad as it got for her she would have been golden…the other stuff really killed her last night though

      • Kukulet says:

        Huh.

        I guess I was too busy at my own wedding to care what everyone was wearing.

        Jill wasn’t “just gossiping with her friends”. She had a mike on. The cameras were up. Regardless of what she says now about “editing”, she knew the mike and cameras were there. There’s a strong difference between gossiping among friends and pointedly saying something that you know might be broadcast on a nationally televised show.

        She said it to denigrate Ramona and Alex. That’s what Jill thrives on. Granted, it was mild compared to the other stuff she did last night, but that doesn’t change the intent behind it.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I too might be antiquated in my thinking because I would also be annoyed. I would never do it and would tut anyone who did.

      • Noreen says:

        I hear what you are saying about the white. Personally, I would not wear it either to a wedding but making such a big deal about it is really stupid of Jill and LuAnn. The only reason they are addressing it is because they don’t like Alex.

        Can I ask you as a Jill fan how you feel about her comment that Alex was so beneath the social scene at the party? I am just curious as to how you can admire (please don’t let me put words in your mouth if “admire” is not the right word) somone who thinks like that. She and Kelly talk about bullying and being victims. That what grown up bullys do, become socialites so they can mock everyone they think is beneath them.

        • Casey says:

          If you look closely in the background, other women were wearing white/cream dresses. I don’t think I would but I don’t want Jill to be right about anything!

          • Noreen says:

            It is such a silly non-issue that they brought up for a reason to be mean to Alex. But you know, the party was way above Alex’s social scene. That is the kind of mindless numb nuts we are watching every Thursday and I wouldn’t miss a minute of it!

        • NeilHan says:

          I don’t admire Jill. I like her (granted more in season’s past than now). I think the line about social status was ridiculous. I have friends from all walks of life and invite them to all my “events” — not that I have events so to speak. That was not a shining moment for her not is it an acceptable statement

          Now to address why I tend to like Jill. I can relate – sort of – I do not always have great mind to mouth filter all the time and most of my closest friends did not like me when we first met. It took a while for them to realize I have a sarcastic unique style, but a heart of gold (if I do say so myself 🙂 ) . I have no idea how I would be perceived if ever filmed. I would have to guess that true intent of my statements would not come across as intended. Maybe I just want to believe she is coming from a good place. Maybe she isn’t but I want to believe it. So I choose to.

          As for the person who said she is wearing a microphone so she knew it would be broadcast and therefore it it not gossip…..Isn;t this suppossed to be reality TV?? You get the good with the bad. I stand by the comment I made that if all she did was “gossip” about wearing white that would be “not nice” but normal. The problem is that she said too many other hurtful and callous remarks.

          • Noreen says:

            Thanks for answering my question. I do agree that if the cameras were on I would not be able to express myself as well. The few times I have been filmed (that would be 2 insignificant moments) I was the proverbial dear in the headlights. But our Bravo ladies seek it, get paid for it and I think, love it. I was a Jill supporter in season 1, but she is just not a nice person in my opinion. If her only bad attribute were inability to express her self on camera, I could buy that, but she wages war on people. She didn’t misspeak to Bethenny, she made up a story invovling her husband’s real illness to make Bethenny look bad. She made up book reviews about her own book and Bethenny’s. That is lying; it’s not poor self expression. But truly, thank you for laying your reasons out. I really appreciate it.

            • NeilHan says:

              I get all that as well. I think Jill wants to be famous – and has definitley gone about it the wrong way. I do not defend all her actions and liked her better in previous seasons. Maybe the “spotlight” has gotten to her head and she just needs to get grounded and find herself again. I believe – at times – she does come from a good place.

              A little something I have learned in my marketing career. When reading a product review – never believe the most glowing because it is no doubt written by the person/company promoting it. Never believe the most critical it is no doubt written by the competitor. I am sure all the housewives – present and former – have in someway reviewed their own product favorably. Its all part of the PR game. Some are apparently better at not getting caught.

              I am making no excuse for Jill’s meanness – noone should be mean or degrading. I think everyone on the show is mean in one way or another. They probably all think they are better than each and everyone of us – after all they are on a show about showing us “little folk” about the stuff we only dream of having.

              • PJ says:

                I don’t care if Jill wants to be famous or even if she becomes famous. But why does she have to be so downright mean and cutthroat. Who is Jill to judge Alex’s social position? Who is Jill at all? Jill is nothing without Bawbee’s money. This is season four of RHNY I don’t think Jill has any trouble expressing herself on camera.

            • lovemamaearth says:

              True. B is snarky but her actions aren’t hateful as Jill’s are. Consistently so.

              And in the comments at the website below, I wonder if MargeHappens is Jill.

              http://www.realitytea.com/2011/04/04/preview-bethenny-ever-after-plus-bethenny-frankels-mom-calls-her-demented/

          • Kukulet says:

            Where did I say it “wasn’t gossip”? I said it wasn’t JUST gossip. Yeah, I know it”s a reality tv show, and we have to take the good with the bad. My point was that Jill deliberately denigrates her other cast members. She COULD be nicer, she chooses not to be.

            Case in point-she followed up the comments about Alex”s clothing choice with “f**king bitch” and “she’s socializing with people who are above her”. She was looking to say anything nasty about Alex that she could.

            Jill uses her “shock” that Alex was attending the wedding as her excuse, but a) she wasn’t shocked, since she already knew Alex would be there, and b) so Alex attended the same wedding…so what? It was a wedding, not the two of them stuck in a phone booth….if Jill didn’t want to talk to Alex, then she could have easily kept a number of people between them. She’s never had a problem snubbing Alex before.

            • NeilHan says:

              OK OK — the last thing I want to become is the defender of all things Jill…it seems a task that nobody can handle including her PR peeps.

              Making fun of someone’s dress is petty not vile. Calling someon a Fing B is not nice, but Alex kind of came off as a Fing B in that scene and a lot of people in the same situation might say “what a Fing B to their friends. Is it a vulgar word…yes classless word…there are probably classier words…Have I ever called anyone a Fing B…yes.

              I get why Alex does not like Jill. I know Jill has shown Alex little respect and Alex wants to stand up for herself more…but in this instance over something as petty as if Jill was going to the walk or not she came off as a Fing B.

              When I was on bad terms with someone i have asked friends if that same person would be at an event just so I could prepare myself…there is nothing wrong with that.

              By the way tomorrow I am volunteering at a Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser, my dad is on the committee but he cannot attend…happens all the time. Charities are not petty, they will take any and all support they can get whether you are there “in spirit” or actually there.

            • PJ says:

              I agree. It’s not like Jill doesn’t know that their mutual employer requires them to be on film at events together. So why the pretend shock that Alex was there? This IS Jill’s job. It’s like being shocked that a co worker shows up to work. If the cameras are rolling Alex is very likely to be there as are other members of the cast.

        • Nancy says:

          Jill and LuAnn were/are nothing without their husbands.

          • NeilHan says:

            I have to say I am much more now that before I met my husband 🙂 — not necessary in a monetary way. marriage should make you more than you were 🙂

            • nathania says:

              I tend to think people like Jill and Luann would be more as people without having taken the easy way around. They were not going to let that happen though. Their shallow nature became calcified by success and any time they meet someone with more depth than they themselves have, they seek to intimidate or even detroy them, (i.e. Jill w/ Bethenny and Alex). It’s probably the only reason they can stand each other’s company, being that neither earned a thing they have. It’s probably also the reason that Jill would be intimidate by Cindy Barshop, knowing she can never claim to have earned or deserve a dime of her fortune unlike Cindy, who earned her own money. Those three scavengers (Kelly/Luann/Jill) give each other comfort in being equally devoid of merit

          • PJ says:

            So true.

  42. I don't have my notes says:

    The new girl, Cindy, reminds me of Leather Tuscadero from the old “Happy Days” show.

  43. ED says:

    Why is no one talking about the work that Sonja has had done on her face? It’s been obvious since the promotional photos started coming out a couple months ago.

    • NYCer says:

      I haven’t seen enough of Sonja to notice, but I would like to know what Vicki from OC and Lea from Miami did. Lea looked like a different person on the reunion.

      • NJ Bev says:

        oh my goodness, thank God someone else picked up on
        Lea- she looked better than the other Miami girls who
        are 20 yrs younger. Her neckline looked like an 18 yr.
        old!! that is some of the best work i have ever seen!!
        I kept waiting for Andy to ask her what she did-
        he asks everybody!! now something so obvious and nothing?!
        I’d love to know what she did-and who-ever did it, did a great
        job!!

      • If you had it like this says:

        I think Lea got a very good facelift.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Thanks! I was thinking Sonja had work done too! She looks younger, fresher and it wasn’t an obvious slugs in her lips/arched cat eyebrow lift.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        Both Lea and Sonja- and I think *possibly* Jill has some very good work done, very subtle.

        I don’t think they went to a practice located in a strip mall with a burned out lightbulbs in the signage.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          I think Jill had some work done as well – but she would never cop to it. It would be in keeping with her new style – hot, slutty, twenty something, gal around town!

          • Nancy says:

            What Jill needed is Liposuction.

          • ImaJillHater2 says:

            I’m pretty certain that in addition to botox (compulsory for all HWs, no?), Jill has had a NOSE job.

            Her nose on WWHL doesn’t appear to have the bump she had in last night’s S4 episode. Appears that the tip was clipped also. (Too bad her TONGUE wasn’t!)

        • DarkSonnet says:

          I totally agree, this is great work, especially Lea. Lea appears to have had implants removed because she was buxom during the filming and on the reunion, had a totally “flat” look.

          Jill has had her usual subtle work done, probably by the same surgeon she used in the earlier seasons. I think “people in the know” referred to him as “Dr. Refresh” and that he was located somewhere on Long Island.

  44. Sammysmom says:

    Great blog and great info and insight. I love it. Jill looked like “Single White Female”, trying to look like Bethenny last night on WWHL. My comment to Kelly that won’t get posted..”Why do you try to copy everything Betheny does? Just Sttttop, It’s not working and it’s creepy and gross.”

  45. FlowerPower says:

    I keep thinking about Alex today. I wonder whether Simon pressured her to make nice with Jill out of concern for her stress levels or for their finances. Or did she decide on her own that fighting wasn’t worth it? I didn’t really feel bad for her during this episode, but I thought Simon’s decision to leave his job seemed risky. Does anyone know whether he left on his own or was he asked to leave?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      There has to be reasons behind Simon leaving his job that we don’t know. The social media, sit at home and play on the computer, seems lame. Alex is stressed and finances is a logical concern for them. Add the bashing at the reunion from Jill and Alex is not in a good place so filming with her nemesis has to be difficult. She needs to be more intelligent and less emotional because she is very capable of taking down the beast.

      • Casey says:

        Not sure if anyone saw this yet but on People.com-tv there is an article about the premiere and how Jill has not changed. There is a poll at the end of the article asking if you think Jill has changed. So far 93% said no. I would post the link but I just started using this apple computer and I don’t know how.

        Also does anyone else think that Jills new look on WWHL looks like she was trying to look like Bethenny? I was watching B interview on Lopez and Jill’s hair looks just like Bs.
        When Jill first came on I really thought it was a joke. I was the only one up in my house last night and I could not contain the laughter. I was on Andy’s FB trying to write a question and u should have seen all the funny comments from people I thought the account would crash because there were so many comments on Jill’s look.

  46. Maite says:

    Lynn, thanks for a great blog. I rather read your blog than watch the show. I can’t stomach these girls between Snobby Luann, Lunatic Kelly, Nimpho Sonja and trashy Jill I feel like I am watching the midlife crisis of the Jersey Shore cast… one word PATHETIC … these women are like straws, plastic outside empty inside!!! I rather watch Sienfield reruns and read your blog the day after … And what’s with that Halloween costume that Jill wore for WWHL??? Her stylist must reallyhate her!!!

  47. lillybee says:

    Judging from how they acted toward each other, I think that something very nasty happened between Ramona and Jill. They really seem to hate each other. I wonder what it could be. It appears to be much more than the normal HW’s fights.

    I wonder if Simon got fired from the hotel because of what Jill said about Alex’s photos being shot in the hallway of the hotel.

    • quincyil says:

      Just weeks after the reunion Simon decided to leave a very successful hotel career of decade to work in his basement in Brooklyn. I think Jill knew the photos were taken in the hotel at the season one reunion. I think they all knew.

      I follow Simon’s tweets. He seems to have a lot of free time for filming that he did not have when he had that position in the hotel.

    • Casey says:

      I think I read somewhere that he was fired but not sure how true it is.

  48. Dani says:

    Thank you for the blog Lynn. It was great as always. I did watch HWONY this morning after I read your blog. I recorded it as I just could not bring myself to hear Jill’s voice last night. Wow, I wonder how Jill thinks she has changed? What I saw was the same old nasty Jill. Complaining about everyone and everything. The woman is a piece of work. And, on WWH I do think she was trying to look like Bethenny. Jill is so jealous of her that she wants to look just like her.

  49. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Here I come to have my say! LOL

    That was some premiere and it’s official, Jill hasn’t changed. Neither has Ramona, Kelly or Sonja. They are all still mean, bufferless, crazy and sexual. The ones who have changed are Luann and Alex. Luann actually seems happier, smiling alot and making suggestive jokes. She is pleased she has a male presences this year, a Plus 1 if you will, even if he looks like Ross and has a schnozz the size of Poughkeepsie.

    Alex it seems is bitter. She’s under a lot of stress to provide for her family and is targeting the one responsible for alot of her angst. Excessive? Maybe, but how many times did she let it slide only to have herself and family ridiculed, demeaned and attacked by Jill? Too many times so let’s try to cut her some slack. Alex is like a mute that started talking. Eventually they’ll become irritating but you still want them to have a voice.

    WWHL was funny! Ramona and Jill took a lesson from the Miami Reunion and went at it! Ramona was hurling and volleying insults the whole show and afterward too. Good for her. IllJill was ridiculous in that get-up. She was definitely doing a cheap version of Desperately Seeking Bethenny! She was sporting a few of B’s looks from the new episodes of the show she doesn’t watch! Hmmm, maybe her stylist watched and decided to give Jillousy a younger feel as she tried to subtly hawk a product that was loud and gaudy. FAIL

    AndyCohen was in hog heaven as these two titans of terror attacked each other. It was just the perfect guests for a 100th show about TrashTV.

  50. NJ Bev says:

    I just read Sonja’s blog on Bravo site. Is it my imagination or is
    she taking a page from Luann’s manual on how to achieve true
    passive aggression?
    always loved Sonja, but every supposed complement followed by
    semi-insult followed by fake complement?
    I dunno. seems like she’s setting us up to be horrified
    by Alexs’ behavior, and wants us to know it is all Alexs”
    fault.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Damage control maybe? Sonja is losing all the high marks she made in her rookie season….she was classy and sassy and now she is just trashy.

      • aquamarinecandy-o83 says:

        I have to agree….I read the article on NY Social Diary referred to by another commenter (David Patrick Columbia is usually very complimentary of Sonya, but maybe not so much anymore). I remember watching the Housewives on Rachael Ray a month or so ago when they were showing their easy tips and Sonya’ segment about the wig was just……..spinny. She sounded spinny and trying to sound young and fabulous but she wasn’t convincing me of that at all.

    • Noreen says:

      I thought she kind of did the same thing in last year’s blogs. I think she is trying to be funny, but I can’t decide.

    • nathania says:

      I can’t get the picture of her naked behind out of my mind from the previews.

      No one else has mentioned it so i am starting to think I imagined it. That was quite horrifying. It is not a behind that should ever have a close up. And there was no warning or parental advisory given, it was just…there… all of a sudden, right in my face.

      Whatever pretenses to high society Sonja may have had in the past have been shattered by that ‘reveal’.

      • Louisadelmar says:

        At first glance I thought it was Chris March, then I thought maybe she was wearing one of those fat suits.

  51. RealFabyolous says:

    I was sooo mortified, but not shocked, with basically EVERYTHING that came out f Jill Zarins mouth! I wonder how Cindy feels about her two babaies- that she worked to hard to have and works so hard to be a good single mom to- were compared to a dog!? Seriously?! Jill just doesnt learn… She is a total disgrace to Bravo.
    And then- how the hell could she bad mouth Alex 2 seconds before she comes over and saids hi and then acts like nothing happened? I am sorry I can not call someone a BITCH and then smile to their face!
    Oh and the craziest comment of all night- KELLY calling ALEX ugly!? Really has she not seen herself in the mirror!?

    Its going to be a great season… great blog!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I actually agreed with Kelly. I know pretty women who don’t photograph well.

      But Alex IS pretty and she DOES photograph well.

      It reminded me of when Luann was such a jerk to Bethenny when that magazine had B. on the cover- so jealous. Jill-ous!

    • HD says:

      I actually get what Kelly was saying just from watching Top Model. I think TLM mentioned that Tyra Banks talks about that all the time. Some of those girls are not coventionally what we would call “pretty” (you know some people are so pretty you can’t deny they are pretty) but they have this it factor that makes them a wonderful model.

      I actually do not think Alex is that pretty. Not the way she was going on and on like she was Angelina Jolie or somebody. Alex is delusional if she believes she did not get signed with that company because she is on the Real Housewives. I am sure any of those women can sign with a company. If there is ANYWAY you might make someone a dollar they will use you for profit.

      • NeilHan says:

        They just had a snippet of Kelly saying you have to be photogenic not pretty to be a model. She may not have been saying it about Alex though. It might have been a comment in general

      • nathania says:

        I’m sure she knows that and is fine with it.

        I think she does better walking in shows than print, her jawline is probably difficult to photograph but she looks pretty stunning on the runway. I gasped the first time I saw her photo at Bethenny’s wedding, that dress was amazing, and I would love to see her do more dresses like that that are in slightly alternative shows.

        But if you do get her at the right angle she is nice looking in photos as well. Honestly of all the RHONY women I would love to see Alex write a book about being a nice girl dealing with mean girls. I think she could sell quite a few, if she was honest about how difficult it is at times to deal with not so nice people, because soooooooooo many women can relate to her position.

        I can’t really figure out a nice way of putting this but I have been called pretty and attractive all my life but I photograph horribly, I am the most unphotogenic person, to the point where I have always questioned whether people complimenting my looks were lying to me. I have a very attractive sister and have had people tell me I am better looking than her except for the fact that she ‘photographs so well’ whereas I don’t. I think I have taken about two good photographs in my life, one when I was about 12 and one drivers liscense photo about ten years ago.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          2 more than me!

        • housewifeaddict says:

          My daughter is very attractive in person – but she had to train herself to photograph well. Lots of practice in the mirror. I think she got too self conscious about it at an early age – and then it went downhill from there with a very strange expression. LOL.

  52. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Richard Lawson posted his take on Gawker (LOVE this guy) :

    http://gawker.com/#!5790222/real-housewives-of-new-york-the-bitches-are-back

  53. kbinldo says:

    My return to “hobby blogging”–thoughts on last night’s show: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7946449/rhony_is_back.html

    Now off to read what you guys thought! (OMG–wtf was Jill wearing on WWHL last night?)

  54. Alexa Rose says:

    Did anybody watch 30 Rock…the entire episode is a Real Housewives spoof!

  55. Casey says:

    Jill has her blog up on Bravo. I may be wrong but when I first read the comments beneath her blog there were many negative comments. I wrote and comment and went back to read the other comments again and the majority of the negative ones were gone. Did anyone else notice this?

    • VAgirl says:

      I noticed that too and thought I was hallucinating!

      • Casey says:

        I am going to call bravo out on that. I am going to ask on Andy’s FB and RHONY FB and anywhere else I can on Bravo about why this happened. Anyone care to join me?

    • Jill must have complained to Bravo after she or one of her assistants read the negative comments.

      • Casey says:

        I bet she must have said to Bravo that she will not post a blog if there are any negative comments. How does she get away with this?!!! I already wrote on Andy’s FB and RHONY FB asking why they were taken down.

    • lillybee says:

      The comments are down to 14 and the most negative thing left is something about not loving Jill’s new look.

      • Casey says:

        Well maybe if there are only positive comments posted, there will not be many comments at all. HAHAHAHAH. Unless she has her staff working on them.

        • mariareads says:

          I posted and I’m sure it won’t get on the blog comments. I also asked Bravo why they only post super nice Jill posts. We all know the answer to that-the witch can’t deal with it.

          • Dani says:

            mariareads, I asked Bravo the same question and also stated that I was sure they would not post my comment. So far it is not in the comments.

  56. Dwight Schrute says:

    Lynn I thought of you instantly when a caller to WWHL mentioned Chicago and Ramona went on and on about how much she loved Chicago. No comment from Jill, though.

    Jill’s blog is up on Bravo and, honestly, it’s not that bad. She’s not trying to shill for Zarin Fabrics or her book. Given that it was fairly innocuous, written last night and AFTER WWHL, I suspect the entry may be a product of her PR team rather than Jill herself.

    • Alexa Rose says:

      Why is Jill so caught up in the wearing of white to the wedding and Ramona sticking her finger in the cake? Those things were distasteful but Jill was not the bride, so why does she care so much. Does she think we are too stupid to notice that she is just trying to divert attention from her bad behavior.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I was kind of hoping Lynn would call in! Wonder if they’d let the call through. We can predict Jill’s reaction, but Ramona might have been receptive.

      • quincyil says:

        Lynn tried and tried, but you know a lot of people tried.

        • Kansas Girl says:

          I’ll just have to imagine the looks on their faces when they realized who it was. And these two would have been the perfect guests to have called on. Dang! It was great in my imaginary version.

  57. ArizonaMagpie says:

    Hi guys. I’m back for the first time after the BH ended. Missed all of you.

    I haven’t even read Lynn’s recap or any of your comments yet but I just finished watching the first episode of the season. I can’t wait to say how much more I hate Jill than ever before. She is a snake.

    Can’t say I’m too pleased with some of the others either. The previews of the season show them all in a bad light. Should be an interesting season. They never learn from their own mistakes or the mistakes of the others.

    Hate myself for actually watching OC – totally classless. Miss BH.

  58. NeilHan says:

    Does anyone think that Ramona was trying to be a bit like Bettheney last night? Interviewing an assistant, making all sorts of inappropriate comments, talking about sexual behaviors (her and Mario on a bed??) — this seems like Ramona’s version of Bethenney hiring an assistant.

    • JKW says:

      Unfortunately I think Ramona really did think she was helping the people she interviewed. I don’t think she was being nasty…but in her own mind she was giving them advice. I really like her and at this point she is my favorite. Cindy doesn’t seem to bad but it’s only the first show.

      • NeilHan says:

        I almost would have rather her be trying to be Bethenney. Some of those comments were so misplaced and out of line. If Romana worked for a company other than her own and asked some of those questions it would be cause for some type of HR action.

      • I don't have my notes says:

        I do agree with you. Her heart was in the right place, but she chose the wrong time. All her comments would be solid if she was mentoring these girls or trying to help them achieve a more professional image once she had already hired them to work for her. Her negative comments about their clothes, skin and expressions were too tough ( and might I say unnecessary ) to say during the interview process.

        BTW, your initials are actually my real life initials as well!

        • JKW says:

          That’s strange to have all 3 initials match. Hey maybe we are related ? We need Top Chef to do our an ancestor search.

    • nathania says:

      God no, that is Ramona.

      LOL.

      That is just how she is.

      For some reason that comment made me laugh really hard.

      Ramona doesn’t have to be like anybody. She is a work of art.

      I don’t think even Bethenny would have been so forthright or humble about the fact that she is a control freak or can be a bit ‘crazy’ sometimes. At least she’s honest.

    • quincyil says:

      I think Ramona is off her rocker this year. Something is wrong with her.

      • Kukulet says:

        It’s pretty apparent from the previews that Ramona is going through menopause…and some women have a tougher time than others. I imagine we’ll see a lot of hormonal curves in the Ramonacoaster.

      • NeilHan says:

        Do you know if there is any truth to the rumor that was floating around that she hit a producer sometime during filming??

  59. lillybee says:

    Alex was invited to the wedding by the bride, so where does Jill get off saying that Alex is being with people above her. Should the bride have Jill approve the guest list before sending out invites?

    • Noreen says:

      Of course she should have approval. If you want Jill at your wedding, she can’t just socialize with anyone; she must aprove the guest list!

  60. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    I wrote one word to Jill and that was YUCK and it did not get posted.

    • I wrote a negative comment on Jill’s Bravo blog this morning. I am not surprised that it wasn’t posted because most of my comments on Bravotv.com never get posted. I am convinced that Jill must have made some kind of deal with Bravo. She must have told them that she would only post her blog on their site if all of the comments posted are positive.

  61. ArizonaMagpie says:

    Just wanted to comment how much I loathed the dress Kelly wore in the opening credits. Meow.

  62. Adgirl says:

    Hey Lynn, Congrats and the huge number of comments today!!! You’ll be at 1000 in no time!

  63. WindyCityWondering says:

    Taking back everything nice I said or thought about Andy last night.
    There is not a single, critical of or negative post on Jill’s blog. And they let Alex get bashed there too. Someone must be paying the Bravo interns under the table to pass only positive Team Jill bs on it….

    Lynn! Can you create Jill’s blog here so we can post to it – then you can forward it to Bravo Andy???

    • quincyil says:

      I will go and save Jill’s blog right now. When Lynn comes back this evening, I will ask her to do this.

      Q

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        thanks Q – we have all tried to post on Bravo are rarely get to and Andy needs to have this valuable marketing data! lol

      • IndianaHousewife says:

        As Alex would say … “Oddly enough” earlier today, I would guess about 3-4 hours ago I noticed the comments on Jill’s Bravo blog were almost every other one positive vs. negative. Just and interesting little fact.

    • Nancy says:

      OMG I came here to post the exact same thing. I responded to Jill’s blog with…
      “Jill, how much did you pay Bravo for taking down all the nasty comments about you? I’m sure it won’t get posted.

      What the hell is going on over there. We can’t allow this sort of thing to be happening. Not now.

      • Casey says:

        Oh this looks like it is getting good. Jill can’t get away with this. If they are not going post negative comments on Jills blog than they should not do it on the others.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          exactly! and yet Bravo seems to do so on other franchise blogs as well. if the comment is articulated clearly and clean of all bad words it should go through.

      • quincyil says:

        It’s in Lynn’s box right now along with the beginning of our version of the show. Lynn really knows how to make them funny.

  64. Adgirl says:

    I really don’t care for Cindy VagWax.
    I don’t want to know about vajayjay decor trends. I don’t think she is attractive. She has Gretchen Pagenthead’s horse teeth.
    WTF Her face looks cut in half ! The top is all smooth and botoxed/injected but her chin area looks like it’s trying to slide down her neck to hide in her brar.

    • If you had it like this says:

      LOL! Grechen Pageanthead!! She’s a cross between Gretchen and Danielle!

  65. Queen ButterBean says:

    Just read that Dina Manzo is getting her own show on HGTV….go figure…

    http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/119486834__Housewife__Dina_Manzo_getting_her_own_series.html

    • lillybee says:

      Good something I will not have to watch.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I love HGTV – boy are they going to be surprised by the Manzo hot mess!

    • nathania says:

      noooooooooooooooooooooo….

      these are my two channels, bravo and hgtv, usually (including last night) I am flipping back and forth between them

      i can’t believe they are legitimizing Dina Manzo. This is a curse. I don’t watch the design shows on there in general because they hire annoying personalities. The Antonio treatment is about the only one that I can stand.

      I can’t believe Dina Manzo is getting a show on a ‘real’ network. What is she, a low-rent, white trash Genevieve? She will be knocking over all the tacky design elements with her bolderous implants, describing her decor in the most nasal tones imaginable.

      Bleck.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        oh crap- I like Dina’s style. I know, I know, I can’t help it I’m a tacky broad-loving me some Jay Strongwater chotchkies on a leapard skin tablecloth and a dripping-with-crystals chandeliar above it.
        Cannot.Wait.

  66. RCH says:

    I’m so glad NY is finally back!!!
    They are my favorites. It’s so much more fun to blog about them than anyone else! It was so nice of Jill not to disappoint us and to ensure that you don’t have to change the name of the blog!
    I have to share this comment from my blog bc I loved it so much:
    “Even Shakespeare couldn’t convey the meaning of tragic as vividly as Jill’s outfit did last night.”
    Haha!

    • California35 says:

      Great comment! Thanks for sharing 🙂
      This is my favorite also, I wanted to skip it but I just couldn’t. Besides, I have this blog to talk about it now.

    • quincyil says:

      I was sharing with Lynn my feelings that we in 2011 are not having the quality entertainment that the subjects of Elizabeth I had when Shakespeare was writing their plays. That is because the shows are unscripted and the likes of Jill Zarin, Kelly and Ramona are creating the stories.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Tragic=JZ in WWH! I will always laugh from now on everytime I hear “Tragic”! hehe!

  67. California35 says:

    Is it Friday yet!? Thank goodness 🙂

    GREAT Blog Lynn!!! It was nice to chat last night while we were watching also….

    Jill has not changed, and wont change. She looked bad bad on WWHL also.
    Alex – I feel bad for her, she seems to be strugeling with the whole Jill thing
    Ramona – Still the same, funny, rude, looking good. All her 😛 I loved her on WWHL!!
    Luann and Sonjia – whatever. I did like when Sonjia asked for the boyfriends to switch seats.
    Cindy – looking forward to get to know her…I am sure we will without need from Jill’s questioning — geeez woman.

    LOVED WWHL – I don’t think I have said that before, well maybe last time Bethenny was there. Andy was great and funny….

  68. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    So, when is Jill gonna wise up and FIRE her PR people? Even if, (wink wink nudge nudge) she is NOT watching BEA, her “people” must be scanning and reviewing press releases, pictures, and updates that would have clearly shown that 3 nights before the “unveiling” of the new “look” the exact same ensemble was worn ON A HIGHLY WATCHED PROGRAM ON THE SAME NETWORK, NO LESS! The hairstyle B wears to events, the shaper, the skinny leggings, I mean all that was missing was the tux jacket and NO ONE she pays Bobby’s hard earned money to pointed out the “single white female” connection? NO ONE bothered to say, the first episode has you talking about B so going on a show DIRECTLY AFTER that episode looking like you might be in a Bethenny halloween costume is not a great idea? REALLY?

    • California35 says:

      I think the PR people want to quit because she doesn’t do what they tell her…and she questions everything they tell her lol

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill may or may not have PR people – she definately doesn’t listen to them! Sadly, she really felt good about how she looked last night and I hope the fashionista fairies haunt her dreams for that crime she committed in the name of fashion.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Welcome back Dutchess! Actually I did tell her, she tweeted a photo of that get-up before going to the show and I told her she was a Bethenny copy-cat but she wore it anyway. 🙂

  69. lillybee says:

    I can believe how rude Jill was with Cindy. It just isn’t polite to walk up to a person you just met and ask about the paternity of her children and if she had a surrogate. If they had been friends, it is something that might be shared. Someone on another blog excused Jill’s behavior by saying that she was just being a Jewish mother.
    I think that they is no excuse for asking extremely personal questions to someone you have just met.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      And that it was being filmed! Even Kelly knew it was not appropriate but Jill covered herself by saying something to the effect that everyone does it!

    • nathania says:

      translation of Jill to Cindy:

      “I know I am a gold digging tramp who didn’t earn a dime I have but at least *I* have a huzzzzzzzzbin.”

  70. Adgirl says:

    WWHL is becoming more like Wayne’s World every day.
    I thought Jill looked like a puffed up homemade ‘Tribute to Madonna” ala the greasy Elvis impersonators in LV. Maybe Jill can be a marriage officiant in her Madonna getup.

  71. California35 says:

    I just talk to someone who watches the Housewives. She missed last night’s and thanked me for reminding her of them. I didn’t tell her anything about the show, but told her I wanted to get her take on it after she sees it. I told her not to missed WWHL also. When I told her about Jill’s getup, she said she was going to google it to see what I was talking about.

    Any ways, when I told her I was disappointed Jill and Kelly were back, she told me that Jill will only be in a few episodes. I questioned it and she said that it was on the magazines. I was like, I don’t remember that!!! Do you guys know? I know we have wondered if that would be the case…I even said that what if she is the one that quits shocking us.

  72. Dani says:

    It would be a gift from baby Jesus to all of us if she is only in a few episodes. I can’t stand Jill, her voice alone drives me crazy.

  73. Laura says:

    I have been looking forward to the start of NY for a very long time. It was the first in the series that got me started on this whole rainbow/puppy dog/lollipop candyland ride and I just love it. JZ, not so much. I really adored her the first season but then she let fame go to her head or something and she is just not likable at all anymore. She hasn’t changed. She has no remorse. She feels she is ALWAYS right and everyone else is wrong. She is the epitome of the classic mean girl, stab ya in the back but say something nice to your face kinda person. I applaud Alex for finally standing up to her. I think its about time.

    We all have that person in our life, forced or by choice, that just aggravates the hell out of us and Alex snapped last season and has continued on and I totally get that. She may be looking for every little thing that Jill does wrong, so that she can call her on it and I can relate to that. Its not a good personality trait to have, but I do that too and while I know that I try my hardest to not let it get the best of me, there are days that that part of me wins and I just pick pick pick! lol

    I honestly think that every single thing that has been “leaked” to the press about any of these women, has had to come from JZ. Its crystal clear that she sits in her bed, scouring the internet for ANYTHING related to her or the RHoNY. Does anyone else agree? Its just so funny that she doesn’t miss a trick. It can’t be anymore obvious that she is just obsessed with what people think about her.

    I honestly think she looks awful in that outfit she wore on WWHL, what was she thinking? Who let her out like that? and with her hair like that…..ugh! Other than having to look at her and listen to her voice, this was probably THE best episode of WWHL ever! It was hilarious from start to finish. And the after shows (the second one stopped with about two minutes to go and I couldn’t get it to restart) it just reiterates everything I’ve thought about JZ since the end of Season 1. She is a manipulative, self serving, gossiping media whore who will do and say anything she can to get herself in the limelight. She disgusts me really. Her and Ramona together were just priceless, Ramona especially and Mr. Cohen was in RARE form, loving every little dig he could get in towards JZ…..just awesome!

    I think its going to be a good season and I’m looking forward to the whole thing. I missed BEA this week. I had it scheduled to record and for some reason my DVR recorded Pregnant in Heels instead (not interested) so I’m hoping to get it on a rerun this weekend. Dying to see Bethenny’s b-day party.

    As a side note…I find it strange that the RHoM reunion was live and there was no second part. Sure there were only what, 8 episodes? But I’m sure there was still plenty of stuff to be said/seen. Clearly Audriana has massive issues with Christy (as she should, fake fake fake!) and I would like to see more. I recently learned that RHoM was a re-cast of sorts for “Miami Social” which I really liked, along with NYC Prep (my girls liked that show)

    Anyway…great blog Lynn, thanks for all you do!

    • ihearttalavera says:

      Totally agree about JZ sitting around scouring the Internet for news about herself. She seems to be the only one who can’t laugh at herself and takes it all waaaayyy too seriously. She never takes responsibility but instead lies, back pedals, and puts that gross fake smile on to justify her bad behavior. She can say whatever she wants but her facial expressions always give her away. She is soooo fake! Bethenny must be thrilled to be rid of her. Just… Yuck!

      • Laura says:

        She tried so hard on WWHL last night to appear like she was relaxed and comfortable but I don’t think she was. She was dying to get back home and get online to see what was being said about her and the show.

        It must be awful to suffer through that much self-doubt and need validation to come from strangers.

        • ihearttalavera says:

          I know! What surprises me is there were actually people on Bravo.com saying she seemed relaxed and comfortable. What??? Maybe the people who were playing the “Pinot” drinking game???

          Awful… I agree. Yet she keeps putting herself out there – like her blog research on whether or not it’s okay to wear white to a wedding. She thinks at some point we will all sing her praises and realize she is “right.” So sad. I love the ridiculousness of it all!

  74. ihearttalavera says:

    First time I’ve read this blog and I think it’s the funniest thing ever! Exactly everything I was thinking during the show but articulated perfectly and hysterically! I was completely shocked by all of the positive comments on Jill’s Bravo blog and had no idea about the scrubbing. I should have known something was up. I wondered if the world had gone mad! Complimenting her and that RIDICULOUS outfit? Please! Hate Jill. Love your blog. Thanks for the laugh!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Glad you found Lynn’s blog – we will have a fun season of snark ahead!

      • ihearttalavera says:

        Me too! Can’t wait!

        • quincyil says:

          I just can’t understand why anyone would think that Jill Zarin in a good person. It boggles my mind.

          I would like to talk to Simon too. I think he is not a good wing man. I think he is a nice guy who really doesn’t know how to deal with a person like Jill Zarin.

          So far, what Lynn and I said about Simon and Alex looking for ways to deal with Jill is turning out to be true.

          Jill is comfortable with Simon. You can see it on the TV Screen.

          • housewifeaddict says:

            Jill has been implying that they do find a way to get along – but at the same time she continues to bash Alex in the press. The question is – how will Bravo edit it – because neither are good at hiding their feelings.

            Simon is very different from Alex, and always seems to be ready to make up and play nice. Perhaps he got conditioned to that in the hotel business?? Customer is always right??

            I actually believe both Alex and Simon could forgive Jill if she was sincere about making up – but I think we all know she isn’t sincere about anything when it comes to Alex. She thinks she’s above Silex, and is annoyed (or mad) that people are choosing their team and not hers.

            • Terry says:

              Gosh, HouseWifeAddict, I don’t know…. I’m siding with Jill. Here’s why:

              Alex showed up at someone else’s party, a party at which she was a guest, a party being thrown by someone who was kind enough to invite her, and what does she do? Alex ruins the entire party by saying to Jill “I have a message from Bethenny etc.”

              How many things are wrong with that? Let me count. 1) Rude to ruin another person’s party. 2) Rude to interject herself into an argument between two other people. 3) Rude to deliver a message of death. 4) None of her business. 5) She did it to get airtime. For exposure. And it was none of her business.

              I’m the one who posted that no one likes to film with Alex. This is usually true: mostly we see Alex at group events and not interacting one-on-one with the other cast. Bethenny and Ramona seem to get with Alex when they want to annoy Jill and only when they want to annoy Jill. Otherwise, Alex is insufferable and the cast ignore her, judiciously I think.

              The other women are problematic, true. But none of them approach the horror of Alex McCord. She’s a rube and a wanna-be at something that is so petty and I hate her. Alex never does anything that is not designed to bring her attention and she pretends to be something that she isn’t.

              The worst thing about Alex is that she puts her wardrobe needs above the safety and well-being of her children. I don’t think any of the other women on the show do that, not by a long shot.

              None of the other women had their kids living in a construction zone and attending public schools in Brooklyn for crying out loud.

              I write this as a NYC resident. I would die before my children went to public school in Brooklyn. Many of my friends have moved because they could not afford NYC private school tuition. I scrimped and saved and did without to afford private school. I put my sons’ needs before my own and so did my husband over his. We went without but the kids always had a safe, attractive living space and always went to a decent school. They ate properly and went to summer camp.

              Now that they’re grown, my husband and I are beginning to be able to afford things for ourselves. I would have died before buying Cavalli and attending opening night at the opera in lieu of a decent living space and good schools.

              Even now, we go to standing room at the opera. We ride the subway and take the bus. But our kids went to decent schools and had what we owed them when they came into this world which is the best we could give them.

              For putting her vapid needs above her children’s legitimate ones, I hate and detest Alex McCord and justify every single person who thinks she is vile.

              Jill does not owe Alex McCord an apology; it’s too bad that she’s offering one because Alex’s “message from Bethenny” is certainly something that is unforgivable and I don’t blame anyone who would not associate with a person who delivered such a message.

              Now ask me how I really feel.

              • LynnNChicago says:

                WOW you’ve got her all wrong. They were remodeling their home, a lot of families do that. They weren’t simply installing a closet for Alex. It’s not like she has her kids living in the streets. You may have been lucky enough not to have to do any remodeling or construction while your kids were young. I did a huge remodel while my son was 4 years old and my parents put an entire new floor on the top of our home when I was growing up. We survived and in the end had better homes to live in, as does Alex’s boys.

                Her kids go to a great school in New York City, not all public schools are bad. You watched as they researched and visited school after school to find the perfect one. They are now both in the school that they chose for their boys, their first choice in fact. This makes them bad parents? You would “Die” before putting your child in public school? That is pretty severe. Many public schools are excellent and many even have better scores and results than some private schools.

                Alex and Simon’s kids are well cared for, they have all their basic needs met, are getting an excellent education and are completely safe. And, Alex and Simon are lucky enough to still be able to sit down at the opera.

    • VAgirl says:

      Welcome iheart. This is a fun (and caring) blog.

      • ihearttalavera says:

        Thanks! This is my first adventure into the world of blogs. My friends are shocked that I posted, but this blog definitely has my attention. Fun!

        • quincyil says:

          This is one of the few safe places in cyberspace as people are respectful of others.

          I just looked at Jill’s facebook and there are actually people that think she was great last night. I believe that these people are from another planet or another universe where up is down and down is up.

          Q

          • ihearttalavera says:

            Well said! I also agree with another poster that her lame blog was written by her obviously poorly paid PR team. They probably also wrote the FB comments. Unfortunate!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Thanks Ihearttalavera and Welcome! Glad to have you here!

  75. Amy says:

    As always, amazing job!

    • quincyil says:

      There is a comment on Terry Aley’s site that says that Jill will give out the time and date of her upstream in her private newsletters.

      I know several people get that. Could you post the times?

    • boston02127 says:

      terry aley—-Tweeted by Jill. 2 hours ago.

      USTREAM Alert! Want to watch me LIVE online and chat about Season 4? sign up for my FREE newsletter at jillzarin.com for date and time!

  76. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Did anyone catch when Ramona said Jill was harassing the bride because she held the event at Jill’s former home? Also that she was questioning the bride on who’d be attending? How horrible is she? I would’ve told her go to hell, none of your business and don’t bother showing up!

    • Nancy says:

      Does anyone think Jill has any REAL friends, except Kelly?

      • California35 says:

        No, not even Kelly lol

      • error404 says:

        I think you’re generous including Kelly. I don’t even think Ginger likes Jill. The words “real” and “Kelly” can only be used together as a superlative, like “Kelly’s real crazy” or “Kelly’s a real bitch”, etc… Those years that Jill and Lisa didn’t speak must have been dark ones for Jill. I wonder if it was when she was a 30 something single divorced mom with a dead end retail job? Or perhaps after she hooked up with Bawby and suddenly started acting like all of his achievements were her’s? Lisa has always struck me as the “loose lips” type, so I hope she spills one day soon.

    • California35 says:

      I saw that on Ramona’s blog. So true, I am surprised she mentioned it because it is something out of the show and the bride. Then again they went to the wedding so it is normal to bring it. I was confused on where the wedding took place after all. Was it on Jill’s old house?

  77. Furalis says:

    It will be interesting that Jill is going to Australia, I took a private tour when I was there in Sydney and we (the tour guide and I) were talking about the differences in the culture between USA and Aussie’s and he went on to say you don’t find the attitude about different classes as Australia was not built from old money and I asked what about people with new money and he said it’s really not in their culture to think one is above another. I met a lot of people – I was traveling alone and I didn’t find the stuck up crap we see here. I wonder if they filmed there. It would be interesting to see the footage but maybe she was being herself and was nice – well at least to their face… Not!!! There is no redeeming quality in her personality. It really is all about Jill and she is beyond rude and mean.

    • quincyil says:

      I don’t think they filmed there. It was a private vacation. Jill wanted to have book signings, but her book was not out. They were just beginning season three of RHNYC when she went there too. She did appear on a morning show in Sydney. I saw the video on the net.

    • California35 says:

      Will they film her on that vacation? If she is the only one going (from the the wives), I wouldn’t think so. So is this when Jill will disapear from our TV for a while? Oh I hope so….

      • quincyil says:

        I think she will be in most of the episodes. Without Bethenny, Jill will have to be at the center of the fabulous people.

  78. Obsessed with RH says:

    I personally was never a fan of JZ even from the first season. The only reason she seemed “nicer” was that her true disgusting nature was masked by her friendship with B who was able to make light of most of JZ’s antics. It amazes me that this woman has been able to continue to act the way she does and is constantly gratified for her behavior. While I agree that Alex came off bad tonight, it didn’t seem like the things Alex said/did were motivated by malice where it is SO obvious that everything JZ says/does/thinks is DRIPPING with jealousy, malice, ill-intent and being a nosy b*tch. I just pray that she continues to act a fool and that her world comes crashing down on her.

    As for the new girl I think because I’ve read that she’s aligned herself with Jill I already am not a fan but I will reserve judgment for the time being. The fact that she didn’t tell Jill to take a flying LEAP when she asked something as PRIVATE as how she had her babies and whether she used a surrogate after 5 SECONDS of meeting her makes me question her judgment but again, I’ll wait.

    Jill’s WHHL outfit/hair/dog’s kimono all belong in the trash where she fished them out. Shapewear is supposed to make you look thin, not squeeze your fat out of your midsection into your arms,face, legs so it looks like you’re baking bread in it. Hopefully since Jill is such a fan of herself she’ll read this blog and get some tips on how to dress so that she looks less like she has a permanent muffin top.

    • California35 says:

      lol on your last part — last year she was going for big hair and smoky (raccoon eyes), now she is going for white powdered face with ponytail a la Madonna/Monsters.

      It reminded me of sometime in the nineties when I saw older woman wearing their hair like that to pull their faces up and to get rid of wrinkles.

      • Obsessed with RH says:

        Meanwhile last year her makeup looked like it was running down her face like she was channeling Tammy Faye Baker…now she is going to turn herself into the cat lady with all the pulling and plastic surgery

    • ihearttalavera says:

      You absolutely nailed it regarding the reason why Jill was somewhat tolerable in the first season. So true!

    • Christine says:

      I wish Jill would stop with the “I’m a size 0″ routine. 75% of what she sells on ebay are size 8s. Her belts are at least a size 34. Even if they’re meant to ride on the hip they would fall of of a size 0. I am a size 0 (not bragging, it’s just what it is). I am 5’3”, weigh 104 and measure 35-26-34. She doesn’t even get it that if you claim one size and sell another we might just notice….

  79. Nancy says:

    Jill’s old stylist is saying via twitter that she had NOTHING to do with Jill’s outfit she wore on WWHL last night. I think we all should make a donation to her so she can take out a one page add in the NY Times so everyone knows this.
    Yes Jill you are the gift that keep’s on giving.

    • quincyil says:

      LOL. I think this is funny. She does not want anyone to think she helped Jill with that outfit.

  80. Obsessed with RH says:

    I didn’t realize that Cindy herself admitted she is now “BFF’s” with Jill….this should be interesting

  81. Casey says:

    Do you guys know how to look at the twitter trends of Jill last night? I would love to look at them.

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      just go to twitter.com & put in jillzarin for search. you will see all the tweets with her twitter name

      it’s very easy to join twitter, but you don’t have to join to see what people are tweeting about jill

  82. quincyil says:

    This is a comment from Jill’s blog:

    “The last thing I’ll say about this episode: the little bicker I had with Alex at the wedding is not a precursor for how this season will go for us. Many surprising things will happen. We fought hard and laughed harder.”

    Jill and Alex made peace. You can see Simon pushing Alex to go to the other ladies. Jill Zarin walks up to Simon and easily air kisses him on both cheeks.

    For all of the horrible things she does to Alex and Simon in the real world, Alex and Simon will move on.

    The only people that will say, “No, ” to Jill Zarin are the Hoppys and IHJZ.

    If you are Jill Zarin in NYC, you can say and do anything without punishment. Your husband will not tell you that calling someone a bitch on national TV is wrong. Your mother and sister will not tell you that being mean to people is wrong. They will justify any evil that you commit.

    Jill’s daughter came her as Rachel and asked , “What is wrong with you people?” I ask “What is wrong with Jill and her entire family? How can you support someone who says and does the things that Jill Zarin had done?”

    No one is allowed to be rude on Jill’s web site as Alli Zarin was rude here. This is the daughter of a mother that knows no boundaries.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I doubt that Gloria was pleased with Jill’s circus hooker outfit. And it ironic that Jill, who is her own gatekeeper, would have her daughter do her dirty work here. But I can see them all insulating themselves from outside the family critics.

  83. justanothermary says:

    Is it just me or does Cindy look like she could be Icky Vicki’s (from OC) sister? The shape of her face or something made me think that.

  84. boston02127 says:

    Anyone who missed the lovely Jill last night, RHONY is on again tonight at 8:30.

  85. BambiBaby22 says:

    I have not read the comments yet, so forgive me if this was already talked about, BUT the ABSOLUTELY BEST part of last night, IMO was on WWHL when Ramona said to Jill that Jill has never worked in her life. Jill in return said, “are you kidding me? I was head of a 100 million dollar company!” To which Ramona replied, “You were the secretary!”.
    Say what you will about Ramona, but we all know, the girl does not lie!
    I rewound it like 4 times to bask in the glory.

    PINOT

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Grigio…..lol
      Ramona doesn’t have to yell, she has Jill’s number and Jill knows it.

    • ihearttalavera says:

      I’m going to have to watch again. My husband (even though he knows the importance of this show in my life) kept talking to me so I missed that. I just moved and did not get DVR hoping that I would watch less reality TV. What was I thinking???? I think this season is going to be completely DVR worthy.

  86. WindyCityWondering says:

    Kelly seems to have been prepped for this season. She really looked like she was on heavy meds when she went to Jill’s apartment. She had no facial reaction to Jill’s crying over Bethenny. There were no highs, lows or animation – she was zoned.

    • Nancy says:

      “And the lunatic came out!” Thank-you Bethenny.
      If only Kelly had been on those meds during Scary Island everyone might have had a good time

    • VAgirl says:

      I totally agree. She is much more calm and measured in her conversations. Kind of like a zombie and she is talking more slowly in the talking head portions. Must have gotten some good meds – good for her. And I think her conversations are rehearsed and not spontaneous. JMO

  87. Nancy says:

    Lynn,
    Jill now has over 60 comments on the Bravo site and approx 99% of them are glowing.
    Give me a $%#^@! break. I posted a few and I guess you would say that were anything but glowing and surprise they weren’t posted. So much for Andy coming on board with us or should I say the truth.

    • VAgirl says:

      Yes, it makes me wonder if Jillsy had something written into her contract that she would do a blog as long as no negative comments were allowed in response, so she can continue to be “A Legend In Her Own Mind.”

      • quincyil says:

        I would not be suprised if she said she would blog only if they controlled the comments.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          other housewives have not blogged and had their comments scrubbed of all negative comments – Jill missed many blogs last season. Bravo is doing fans a disservice by not allowing honest discord.

        • Nancy says:

          If that’s true it’s time to stop watching Bravo.

          • Casey says:

            The RHONY Facebook site which can be accessed via bravo has like 99% negative comment s about jill. Hopefully Jill can’t get her paws on that site. The truth about Jill can still be seen there.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Andy insists that he has nothing to do with the blogs. The way that it was explained to me is that the people who approve the comments to be posted are typically unpaid interns who pick and choose what they like. That’s why sometimes you’ll see positive comments toward a housewife one day, then negative ones for the same housewife the next. I’ve even seen glowing comments removed and replaced with more negative ones.

      Overall Bravo doesn’t seem to care much about the comments, certainly not as much as the cast members do.

      • quincyil says:

        Bravo tells new stars like Kandi Burris not to read the blogs.

        I think it’s unwise. You will just see mean things and you can’t survive that way.

    • vilzvet says:

      That is a chapter title in the new book. I haven’t gotten that far yet, I am still reading the horror of her childhood. I just can’t get over how her father just didn’t want to be her father. She didn’t even know his parents! Unless they had passed away, but she did say she didn’t know them. I also wonder if she has any first cousins or any cousins for that matter that she has relationships with. I highly doubt it. What a sad way to grow up.

  88. Dani says:

    Did anyone else notice that the first picture on Lynn’s blog of the 6 New York housewives that they are all looking at the camera except for Kelly? One wonders what is going on in Kelly’s mind. I agree WindyCityWondering the girl is on heavy meds.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Dani_ Kiki is smiling to another camera where the invisible man is chewing gummy bears.lol.

      • vilzvet says:

        I still can’t get over that interview with Kelly above. Blaming her behavior last year on “someone else’s insecurities”?? Saying she is “working” when she appears on screen? Very clever, Kelly, calling yourself an “actress” to excuse herself. I just cannot read of her quotes anymore, need to preserve my sanity.

        • Dani says:

          Cusi77, thank you because I was wondering who she was looking at. Now I understand she was hallucinating from those heavy meds. She was smiling at the invisible man chewing gummy bears. I am surprised she didn’t attack him and take his gummy bears (oh thats right she doesn’t eat sugar).

  89. quincyil says:

    Oh, this is so much better…

    From Ramona’s blog on bravotv.com:

    FYI: I love the Midwest, Ohio, Nebraska, Michigan, etc. Chicago is one of my favorite cities! Sometimes I admit I use words or phrases that make no sense. I meant to say, “You look like you fell off a truck or just got off a farm,” but it still would not have gone over well. LOL!
    Until next week!!

    Thanks Ramona,

    Q from the farm on the prairie in the Midwest.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      hmmm…so this is twice she’s mentioned her deep and abiding love of Chicago…
      I wonder if we have a lurker?
      (waving at said lurker) How was the frosting?

      • quincyil says:

        Oh, no. Ramona does not waster her precious time reading blogs and comments. She doesn’t care what any of us have to say. I think Jill Zarin is too busy right now to read this blog too. She has appearances and hair appointments.

        If you look at the number on the side of the blog, they seem to change quite a bit hour to hour so someone must be looking.

        A while back people would have a discussion here and shortly after that Kelly Benisom would react on twitter. I remember that we discussed her modeling career and within hours she had photos up that showed she had a modeling career and we all thought it was too much of coincidence.

        I have read our discussion and the next day seen blogs from other bloggers that made you wonder if they read our board because the topic and conclusion was identicle.

        I think Sonja read the blog, but I don’t know if she read the board.

        Speaking of Sonja. Her hair was awful last night on the show. If a professional is doing that hair, they should be fired.

  90. lillybee says:

    Got to love that Ramona.

  91. AZ Girl says:

    Back on board. Thanks to you all again for the great thread last night!

    Jill is nuts. I know I keep saying that but really how does she not know how she is projecting herself out in TV land? Bobby, please wake up! Jill is in a tornado of self doubt combined with an over sized ego.
    Her mind is like “Do the fans love me???” “Why am I am not loved like Bethenny”? “What is wrong with everyone don’t they see that I have changed???”
    Alex is a F##k b. Ramona is a F##k B. I have changed!!!! Everyone love Ginger the pooping, farting rat dog.

    Jill you need help even more than Kelly. At least Kookoo Kelly is somewhat harmless. You on the other hand are reaching out to any media outlet to take down any and all that wrong you. You threaten poor interviewers to make sure they “get it right” You go after Simon, Alex, Bethenny, Ramona relentlessly. Just STOP!!! Go away and take care of Gloria. I am sure your dad would appreciate the help.

    Ok. I am feeling better now.

  92. Cusi77 says:

    Jill Zarin, your sofa is asking for it’s pilow back! You can’t use it as a dress in the Hamptons wedding!

    • vilzvet says:

      She looks good! I hope she gets more work.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Onemore_ Thanks my beautiful girl for posting these photographs! Those gloves Alex is wearing are my new inspiration! I will start knitting in silver wire something like that for my next show on May 6th! TYTYTYTY!
      ((((((((({{{{{{{ONEMORE}}}}}}}))))))))))

  93. kristin says:

    surprisingly, jill blogged on bravo o_O

    • Cusi77 says:

      And no so surprising that 99.99% of the comments are from “people” (read here: her paid help) that absolute adore her! Her last night looks (prostitution whore!)… telling JZ their eternal devotion!

  94. Rabble Rouser says:

    I predict…

    Jill Zarin and Caroline Manzo will collaborate on a book together about being know it all mothers who think they are qualified to dispense advice to everyone who doesn’t ask…and they will call it

    Manzo Soup

    • VAgirl says:

      What? No way. The title would have to have Jill’s name in it if Caroline’s name is – first billing preferably!

  95. Terry says:

    Dear Lynn,

    I adore your blog so first, thank you for it.

    Second, I think we have to agree to disagree about Alex and Simon.

    Not to beat a dead horse, nor to challenge you, but I would like to make a few points.

    1. They were remodelling their home. Yes, but they did it after living in what was essentially a broken-down rat hole for quite a while. And during this time, Alex and Simon went to the opera and went shopping at Cavalli. Frankly, they should have remodelled enough for a safe environment for their kids before they moved in and certainly before opera or clothing.

    2. You may have been lucky enough not to have to do any remodeling or construction while your kids were young. I did more than one, as money allowed. However, the kids always had a safe environment and we moved to a rental during a remodel that turned the apartment into a construction zone because it was unsafe. I did renovate my bathroom while the kids were in the house, and we did get new closets in our bedroom which meant we lived in the living room for a week. But the kids’ area was always livable and safe.

    3. You watched as they researched and visited school after school to find the perfect one. Actually, Alex and Simon ended up putting their kids in the local public school because no private school accepted the kids.

    While I don’t know the particulars of the Cobble Hill public school, and thus can’t speak to the quality of education there, I can speak to the general quality of public schools in NYC. Most are worse than terrible. There are exceptions: Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan, Bronx Science, and a few others, but these schools have entrance exams.

    I realize that stating I’d die before putting my kid in a public school is severe, it’s the truth. If the kids had applied to Bronx Science or Stuyvesant, I would have been happy to have them there; as it was, they attended Riverdale. And even my house cleaner pays for private parochial school. That’s really how bad public schools are in NYC.
    ———————–

    Lynn, I don’t want to turn this into an “you have to agree with me.” I see a great many people do like Alex and it’s fine. She needs the fans, that’s for sure. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist one last snarky comment.)

    Thanks again for running this very fun blog. I love your very humorous recaps and I love the commenters.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Terry, Thanks for the comments on the blog, I’m glad you enjoy it. I’m happy to agree to disagree about Alex but I think you’re making assumptions about a few things.

      We saw one tour (on film) through their home and we saw Simon telling the kids to move away from the work area, that area was blocked off so that the kids couldn’t get in there, the only reason they were in there during filming is because Simon was taking the cameras on a tour of the remodeling. It was certainly not a broken down rat hole, in fact it was perfectly livable, they just wanted to remodel to make it their dream home.

      They moved into that home and took their time deciding how they wanted it remodeled. They hired an architect and made many changes, the process took years because they wanted it done right and wanted a home they could raise their children in for many years. They explained that the money for the home remodel was always put aside from the time they bought the home.

      In their book they explain their search for a school. What makes you think the private schools wouldn’t take them? That’s not true! They researched the best schools in their area and found two or three that were really good schools in Brooklyn. There were waiting lists and their first choice took one year for their oldest to get into but now they’re both going to that school. It is an excellent school, I don’t remember the name of it but it has outstanding test results and ranks very high. It is all in their book.

      Say what you will about Alex and Simon, social climbers, wannabe’s, or whatever and while I may not agree, I probably wouldn’t say much, it is a matter of perception and we don’t know what their ulterior motives are for what they do.

      When it comes to being parents, keeping their children safe and secure, and getting them a good education, I have to speak up because I know that Alex and Simon are great parents who love and adore their boys and would never put anything before their kids.

      I am not trying to change your mind about Alex, you don’t like her and that’s fine but I can’t ignore accusations as serious as neglect, abuse or putting children in harms way.

      • Terry says:

        Yeah, Lynn, we have to agree to disagree. You seem to like Alex while I just detest her. Then again, I don’t share your hatred of Jill Zarin. I agree that’s she’s pretty despicable, but she doesn’t push my buttons. For some reason, Alex and Simon do.

        As to neglect and abuse, well, I wouldn’t go that far. Clearly many people put their kids in NYC public schools and no one accuses them of neglect or abuse. It’s what they can do. I’m writing my opinion and it’s shared by most everyone I know, but clearly not by every single person. Further, there are some good public schools. They rank them in the newspapers here from time to time and sometimes they are in unlikely neighborhoods.

        As to the condition of the house, well, we disagree again. Personally, I wouldn’t have lived in that house unless it was in better shape, but I do understand what it’s like to renovate. It’s a mess. I really do get that. I’ve done this in stages but I did have a minimum standard of habitability that was clearly higher than Alex and Simon’s, particularly where the kids were concerned. I know that you disagree, but I thought having small children living in the midst of the Silex reno was not the most judicious decision. We were not shown what safety precautions the Van Kempens took during their reno, but since the kids emerged unscathed, I imagine they did execute precautions.

        Anyway, thanks again for running the blog and for your hilarious recaps. I do so enjoy the blog in its entirety. I also think you have a wonderful sense of humor and I always look forward to your postings.

        • Terry says:

          PS

          As to the school, I posted what I remembered from the show, which was Alex walking one of the kiddos to the local public school. I remembered something about non-admission to the private schools, but perhaps I’m wrong. However, that would not surprise me; private schools are hard to get into here.

          • LynnNChicago says:

            According to Alex the private school that Jill tried to connect them with was too far from their home so they did not pursue it.

            • Terry says:

              Yeah, I’d take that with a grain of salt.

              A very close friend of mine lives on East 65th Street and has had her kiddo in Horace Mann since the beginning. He takes the school bus still because he’s 9 years old. I did a google maps search and it’s 10.8 miles, but it’s about an hour in morning traffic.

              Similarly I know of people in Riverdale whose young children go to the Upper East Side for school: it’s the reverse from Friend’s Kiddo’s commute.

              Also, I take the bus and subway and frequently see teens from the Fieldston School (also in Riverdale) get on as far away as Murray Hill (say 14 miles).

              My upstairs neighbor (hey girl!) goes to Stuyvesant: it’s 12.2 miles from my apartment and at least a good 40 minutes on the subway.

              Somehow I don’t buy the distance argument. People here are accustomed to long commutes and that includes children.

              However, Alex may conceivably be telling the truth and the school her kids attend may indeed be excellent.

            • Terry says:

              Further, why would anyone put their kid in a public school when these compare poorly to private schools in goodies, like libraries, labs, sports facilities, and so forth? The public schools in my neighborhood are very poorly equipped; the only private parochial school does better, though still not as good as the Hill Schools near me.

              Stuyvesant, being a selective school and attended by many kids with well-off parents, is good in this regard.

              I really can’t explain the public school situation here in a way that’s believable to people in the rest of the country; nonetheless, people here are aware. People suffer! People move away! I even saw an episode of “Selling New York” that aired yesterday where the father of a blended family with four children sold his apartment and started renting so that he could free up cash for the kids’ expenses. I assume that included tuition.

              • quincyil says:

                Cynthis Nixon, the red head of “Sex and the City” is a huge supporter of the public schools in Manhattan. She raises money and works for the schools in many ways. If the neighborhood that they live in is good, the school should be ok.

                • vilzvet says:

                  Well the big front page news here this week has been the replacing of the NYC schools’ chancellor after a very short stint. Let’s hope some positive changes are made for the kids of the city.

      • vilzvet says:

        Great response Lynn! I also see Alex and Simon as excellent parents, I mean, they wrote a book on the subject of parenting in NYC! And it did very well. I enjoyed that book sooo much and as you did meeting them in person even for a short while I got a real sense of how cool they are.

  96. BlueEyedGirl says:

    62 Comments on Jill’s blog and only 3 are negative.. Wow.. This happened with another controversial housewife that I couldn’t believe she got all this positive feedback.. Although, I have to admit, there are no other blogs for this season that I want to read this week..
    Also.. Anyone else think that Jill looked like one of those russian BDSM/Dominatrix wannabe? The white made her look a lot bigger than I assume she actually is.. Clearly she has no idea what looks good and what doesn’t when dealing with shapes..
    I have to say that I don’t love Jill.. but I was appalled that Alex and Ramona wore white to someone else’s wedding.. I think Jill’s black dress was just as jarring for a nice bright daytime reception aswell..
    I was really disappointed with Alex the other night because I thought she took her attitude too far.. There’s a difference between sticking up for yourself and being obnoxious!
    For the rest of the season.. I laugh at the fact that they go to Morocco and ride on camels and someone falls off.. If anyone has seen Sex and the City 2 then you will see that the seen looks way too familar except they go on a vacation with friends they want to be around and experience life with.. I miss Bethanny on the show!!

    • BlueEyedGirl says:

      Please excuse my typos and grammatical errors.. It’s been a long day and it’s late!

  97. Christine says:

    Jill has been on FB blaming the poll results from WWHL on mobile phone companies. She says her fans were unable to get their votes in because of certain carriers – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Jill?
    I’d say Jill “you can’t handle the truth” but Kelly would start calling me Al Sharpton.
    As for Kelly lying on Jill’s bed with no reaction to anything – I think she looked like a stoner either enjoying that last hit or coming off of a high.

  98. BlueSky_Forever says:

    This is for Terry…anyone that likes Jill over Alex & Simon is quite delusional. Jill goes for retribution when she is mad at someone. She fights dirty. I haven’t seen Alex or Simon or for that matter anyone else on RHONY do that. She tried to get people to not film with Bethenny. She wrote fake bad reviews for Alex & Simon’s book. Did she do that to Bethenny’s book? Now I can’t remember….over the years Jill’s done so many despicable things. I can understand if you don’t like Alex. Fine. How you can defend of even like someone as nasty as Jill Zarin speaks volumes about your character.

    • codystl says:

      At the last reunion, it sticks in my head how JZ said “spreadeagle” with venom. She was trying to stir negative shit up on Alex.

      I really liked Jill in season 1 and 2 but after last year, can’t do it. It’s true, she does keep score. I think I would give her more credit if she would just own up to her bad behavior when it happens rather than trying to spin it 15 different ways before realizing she can’t make people forget. Ramona often says inappropriate things, but I think she owns up to it pretty quickly and does deny, spin, deny, spin, deny, spin, etc.

    • Terry says:

      Geez Blue Sky! Are you really attacking my character? Just because I don’t agree with you? Gosh, this is getting way too personal and way too intense. I thought this was a fun blog.

    • Terry says:

      Hey Blue Sky,

      I did address your attack on my character, but I didn’t address your having called me delusional. That’s not very nice. Ouch!

  99. Mia Kulpa says:

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/04/09/charlie-sheen-at-radio-city-audience-boos-he-smokes
    “The only, ahem, celebrity, in the audience was Kelly Benssimon, of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” But three blazing blondes, all strippers with extraordinary fake breasts, shiny manicures, and stiletto heels sat front and center. They were like characters from a modern “Guys and Dolls.””

    LOL

  100. Terry says:

    Gosh, I’m going to fold and not play anymore. Really, I am exhausted from getting a kick out of the schadenfreude for Jill while people here aren’t comfortable with my own feelings about Alex.

    Guys! Lighten up! I have a stupid hobby and that is hating Alex. It’s hardly life-or-death. It’s not like I’m doing her real harm in any way.

    In the immortal words of Bethenny Frankel, maybe I need a new hobby. And really, no ill will. I just wish you guys had allowed me my own peeve.

    • Mia Kulpa says:

      Terry, I like reading your observations. Don’t take slings and arrows to heart. A person’s opinion is no more valid than yours. Why fold your cards and leave letting them “win”. Stay and fight Dartanyon! (can’t spell that 3 Muskateer’s name)

  101. Terry says:

    Really, Mia, thank you.

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