I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny Ever After / Jill’s Fiasco

I Hate Jill Zarin  Bethenny Ever After April 11, 2011


The Real Housewives of New York –

On the premier episode of The Real Housewives of New York Jill and Alex argued over the Marriage Equality March and the fact that Jill Zarin as an “Honorary” Committee Member would not be attending the March.

Jill told Alex that she was going to an “out of town” wedding and wouldn’t be able to attend the March yet Alex told viewers that she was attending the same wedding in The Hamptons yet was driving back in order to participate in the March the next day.

The Marriage Equality March took place on Sunday, September 26 2010  http://www.meny.us/march

Why then does the bride and groom both say that they were Married on September 21, 2010?  A full five days prior to the March that caused all the ruckus!


Did this couple get married on Tuesday, Sept 21 and then hold their reception at a private home 4 days later?  That is possible but then why did we see the Housewives walking into the church?

What is going on and what is Bravo trying to pull?  If the entire church scene was staged (I didn’t see a bride or groom at the church) does that mean that Ramona getting caught gossiping outside of the church was a set up too?

That whole scene was a bit strange, why would Ramona stop right there and demand everyone’s attention while she told this odd story about a cigar and a dead friend?   This woman standing behind her with her hand on her hip looked so fake and contrived that even before knowing that the wedding date may have been staged by producers, this scene with Ramona seemed suspect.


We already know that editors dubbed in Jill’s comments spoken to a producer and tried to make us believe she said them to two guests at the wedding. (Still wrong Jill Zarin!)  What else is Bravo up to?

I really don’t know what the crazy Bethenny haters are going to find to complain about this episode.  I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats.  Corny line but so true.

Practicing with her Skating With The Stars partner Ethan in New Jersey.  Bethenny calls it “full on hard core training” and it is clear that Johnny Weir can eat his words, she is working hard, she’s taking it seriously and she is trying her hardest.  Bethenny is working with Ethan on the dangerous move of a “Death Spiral” and Ethan has her doing it after four weeks of training.  That is incredible.

I love that Bethenny recognizes that Ethan is a great partner because he is patient and calming  but that he also doesn’t let Bethenny get away with any of her nonsense.  They ran their whole first routine at practice, how can anyone say she isn’t working hard enough?   I predict they will finish in second place on Skating With The Stars.  How’s that for going out on a limb?

Jason and Bethenny shopping for jeans was completely hysterical.  Jason talks to himself in the changing room complaining about the $245 price tag, but worse Jason doesn’t want to admit that Bethenny is right, his old jeans are hideous and he desperately needs new ones.  The best part had to be the sales guy when he learns Jason is only buying one pair of jeans, and he says, “after all that?”

Bethenny announces she will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner for their family, the table talk is hysterically funny but better than that was the Hoppy’s trying to lift the heavy glass table top.  Jason is concerned about Bethenny having the strength to lift it and she looks at him dead in the eye and with a straight face says, “I’m an Olympic skater, ok”  For some reason, that made me laugh out loud!!!

Jason tells us that he knows exactly how to push Bethenny’s buttons and just for kicks he puts his finger directly on it, holds it down and watches the fireworks happen.  I love Jason!
Jason and Bethenny are going to Montreal to visit the bottling plant for Skinnygirl Margarita’s.  The scenes on the private jet were great.  Jason said he’d never been on a private plane before and it was so fun watching him get excited over the whole experience.  Jason mistakenly brings up the mile high club and asks his wife if she’s a member, when Bethenny only turns red and grins, he realizes he doesn’t want to know the answer, even though I think we all just got the answer.  Some things are better left as a mystery.

Bethenny addresses Jason’s friends and family in Hazelton, telling them not to worry about Jason adjusting to life in the big city, he’s doing just fine.

It was really great watching Bethenny and Jason just enjoying each other, they missed their baby but recognized that this time alone was really good for them.  They walked the streets of Montreal just being together on a mini-vacation and getting to know each other and sleeping for nine full hours.

The tour of the bottling plant really was a shock to Bethenny and Jason, back in New York seeing the product on liquor store shelves is one thing but to see hundreds of thousands of bottles flying through the plant and huge vats of tequila in an enormous warehouse is a bit mind blowing.  We all watched Bethenny come up with this idea four years ago, she shared the recipe with all of us yet people are buying her bottled version by the thousands!

Probably the only negative party of this episode was the discussion of Bethenny’s mother.  This scene certainly  seemed to be set up by producers, it was just a little strange the way Julie came in and brought up the subject and I really wish it was avoided all together.  It was the dark spot on an otherwise excellent, fun and upbeat episode.  Unfortunately Bethenny had recently learned that her mother sold her childhood photographs to a tabloid and had called Bethenny a liar.  I remember when that happened and I remember thinking that this was unforgivable, whatever shot this mother/daughter had of reconciling was certainly gone now.  Bethenny confirmed that tonight by saying she’ll never speak to her mother again.

I would hope that this episode has to put to rest some of the ugly haters who say some really horrible things about Bethenny.  Jason and Bethenny have a wonderful marriage, they get along so well, they really enjoy each other’s company and love each other.  It isn’t a matter of Jason bending to his wife’s will, he is a strong partner and nobody’s doormat.

Her business is the real deal, this isn’t a Housewife writing a book about manners, or slapping her label on foreign made bed linens and spanx knock off’s.  Bethenny’s business is solid and huge and she proved that tonight as well.

Bethenny is hands on mom, taking baths nightly with her daughter and husband, this is a happy and well-adjusted family.  There are crazy arguments through laughter and the people around Bethenny genuinely like her.  Bethenny has gotten everything she’s worked so hard for and it is really lovely to watch her enjoying it all.

Note to Jill Zarin:  We all know that you lied when you said you don’t watch Bethenny Ever After, we know that you’re kicking yourself for screwing Bethenny over last year. We all know that you’ve fantasized about what it would be like to be on Bethenny’s show.  You wonder what would have happened if you hadn’t acted like a vicious cruel woman.  You wonder, don’t you, if you would you have made guest appearances, or maybe you would have been on every show as Bethenny’s bestie?

Jill, hopefully it will make you feel better knowing that you’re such a horrible woman that Bethenny probably would have kicked you to the curb anyway.  Jason doesn’t like you and I’m sure they wouldn’t want your negativity, pettiness, cruelty and toxicity around their beautiful baby.  You actually made it a whole lot easier for Bethenny to purge the trash!  And so, I want to thank you because I really enjoyed Bethenny Ever After tonight, (as I’m sure you did too)  it wouldn’t have been the same with you.  You can have it all, just not all at once.  It is in Bethenny’s book, Jill stole the line as her own but Bethenny has shown that you certainly can have it all and all at once.

The previews for next week look a little more intense as Bethenny prepares Thanksgiving Dinner for Jason’s family.

Why are the Thugs recycling their cocktail dresses?  Sonja Morgan is seen wearing a feather covered brown number in the previews for The Real Housewives of New York, then seen wearing the same dress on The Rachel Ray Show.  Alex McCord has a beautiful black dress on at Bethenny’s birthday party and is shown in the previews wearing the same dress on RHONY at Sonja’s party that will air this week.  I know the economy is bad but these ladies have a lot of choices from designers who would love to see their dress on a Housewife on TV and will borrow it to them at no charge.  Why are we wearing the same dress more than once?

I feel another prediction coming on, who would like to bet me that Sonja Morgan goes home with David Arquette on Thursday night after Watch What Happens Live?

More Jill Zarin news:

This article is an interview with Jill that took place a year after Jill and Bobby Zarin sold their house in the Hamptons, Jill certainly seems to be talking about the house as being currently hers…She doesn’t say anything about it already being sold and that they are merely renting it (for a huge amount of money) for the summer.

She and husband, Bobby, sold the 5,200-square-foot Sag Harbor house, pictured here, in 2007 for $2.850 million. They had asked for $3.395 million for the five-bedroom, six-bath home, but came up with a deal where they could stay at the house and its 1.98 acres for the months of June and July for two years

Which means they effectively paid 535,000 to rent it for a total of four months which is $133,750 a month for June & July 2008 & 2009.  Sort of changes the “Jill Zarin is a Real Estate Genius” theory out of the water!

In the NY Post item above, Jill was busted and had to talk quickly explaining about the house sale and the deal that they made.  I think we can safely assume she would never have come clean if she wasn’t found out.


This is another one of those lies that need not be told.  Why would we care if she had just recently sold the home and was staying in it for two summers as part of the deal?  It isn’t a big deal, I wonder if she just enjoys lying to see if she can get away with it.  I know I’ve said it before but Jill really thinks that she is smarter than viewers, she keeps proving it over and over.

Quincy had a great idea, she thinks that now that Cat Ommanney from The Real Housewives of DC seems to have some time on her hands, she might make a good addition to The Real Housewives of New York.  I love the idea, I’d love to hear Cat call Jill out with a nice firm, “Bullocks!”  What do you think?

Until Next Time….

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601 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny Ever After / Jill’s Fiasco

  1. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thank you Lynn for a great recap! Bethenny is truly thankful for her success and she worked so hard to take her idea to the level we saw last night.
    As for Lying Jill Zarin – I thought of her too while watching Bethenny – and it made me glad to know that B did it without any help from the she we hate!

    • kbinldo says:

      Aw, poor Jill. If she hadn’t been such a f–n bitch to Bethenny last year, she would have been the one playing Laverne & Shirley with her in the bottling plant.

    • humbruh says:

      It must be an incredible feeling to see the manifestation of your dream & we got to witness that last night. The look on Bethenny’s face as she walked through the bottling plant can’t be put into words & shows us all just how far she has come & how hard she worked to get there. That’s way different than seeing a sticker with your name on it slapped on the side of some random product. Watching last night’s episode made me fall in love with Bethenny all over again.

      • alicia says:

        I loved this episode – I had goosebumps on my arms when she was in the bottling plant.I knew when she was on the Martha
        Stewart apprentice that she would accomplish whatever she set her mind to. Go Bethenny!!!!!

  2. kbinldo says:

    I’d love to see Cat go up against Jill AND Countless. Being a Brit, I’m sure Cat knows way more about how the nobility are supposed to act than Countless. heh heh

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Cat would be a good foil to the phony socialites of NY! Sadly, I just don’t see Cat playing in the catbox with Jill or LuAnn or even Sonja. She never struck me as a charity chaser photo opportunity seeker, fashion week syncophant or wanting to be embroiled in silly dramas ala NY. I like her but I can’t see it happening.

    • Anne says:

      Cat should know more about nobility she sucked faced with Harry who is 20 years younger than she is.

  3. AZ Girl says:

    That was a great show last night. The scene with Jason trying on jeans was great. I could really relate. I can’t stand shopping for jeans. Clips of Bethenny’s skating really shows how hard she worked and what an achievement! Death spiral was intense. Baby Bryn is so cute.
    Cat would be a great addition to HWONY. Bring it on. Hope Jill keeps tweeting about her preparation for taping a show. It will be a fun day on the blog if she does.

  4. error404 says:

    ” Jill stole the line as her own ”

    I always get confused about what’s just a common expression and what’s a coined expression. In s3 Lulu gifted Jill this hideously tacky goblet from a cheap tourist shop (gotta love Lulu, undisputed Queen of the passive aggressive dig!) because it was painted with what Lulu called “your saying”: Go Big or Go Home”. That’s Jill’s expression? I’ve heard B say it like 100 times?

    “Why are the Thugs recycling their cocktail dresses? ”

    LOL, very funny! If the idea is to show the dress off to promote it’s designer, than I could see why one would wear it in both a night time cable tv show, and a day time network show… maximum exposure. Not all of RR’s viewers are RHoNY viewers as well.

    • Jezzibel says:

      I might have been the only one that thought the case that tacky goblet came in was alot nicer then the goblet itself

  5. Andizi says:

    Is there any way someone could start a petition to get Cat on RHONY? I would PAY to see this!

    • error404 says:

      OK, call me a stick in the mud, but is thinking that actual residence in the title city should be required, never mind long term knowledge of said city wrong? If we’re going to throw in transplants, then they might as well just melt it down to one show and drop the “of ______” bit. Of course, the fact that almost none of them are actually housewives… well, that horse has left the stall long ago. LOL

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        who knows may Kat doesnt want to relocate to NYC

        • quincyil says:

          She has no residence in the US. She visits NYC all of the time. She will run the Royal Wedding shop for Bravo with Luann.

          I think she can live whereever she wants as her husband is gone.

          People do move and their employers can give them a job in the new city.

    • quincyil says:

      I put this on Lynn’s board before:

      Dear Comcast, the Boss of Bravo and Andy Cohen
      This is America and we fans should elect Cat O to become a new housewife on “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Bravo is just a corporation. We are the American fans of Bravo and we should have one housewife in Manhattan that tells it like it is.
      Every franchise needs one honest housewife. Bethenny Frankel was our Greek Chorus in “The Real Housewives of New York City.” When someone was outrageous, Bethenny was there to point it out to us in a clever way. With the loss of Bethenny from the cast of our NYC reality show, there is no strong foil to Jill Zarin and the other stars. Alex McCord is too nice and has hives when she tries to deal with the women of Manhattan. Alex gets shocked at the outrageous statements and become tongue tied. RHNYC desperately needs a witty firecracker that simply won’t take “Bullocks.”
      I can see it now. Jill Zarin begins to discuss whether or not it is correct to wear ivory dresses to a wedding. Cat O would tell Jill Zarin that it was better than wearing your mother’s draperies. Jill Zarin says to Cat O, “You never were a real friend to me.” Cat O replies, “Who are you again?”
      Cat O has a memory like an elephant. She knew the comments from every cast mate at the reunion of DC. She has lists in her head.
      Cat O would understand European history and would not doubt inform The Countess that a little event happened in 1789 called The French Revolution. There has not been a French Aristocracy since that year.
      Cat O would be able to handle Ramona’s outbursts with humor. Ramona tells Cat O that she doesn’t care to listen to her. Cat O tells Ramona that she should turn off her hearing aid.
      Cat O would share quality time discussing men as I am sure she has had as many good times as Sonja Morgan. They could discuss the differences between Spanish and French lovers. The Countess might join in that conversation as it seems she has experience in the region also. Kelly can tune down to a zero during those discussions and play with her hair while she thinks about looking for pigeon feathers in Central Park.
      Cat O could also visit Bethenny’s show as a housewife friend who stops by to try Bethenny’s new cocktail mixes. I’m sure Cat O is an expert on good cocktails. Both Jason and Bethenny will love Cat O. Cookie will love Cat O. Cat O can throw balls for Cookie to run after.
      In off season from the RHNYC, Cat O could go to Beverly Hills for luncheons at Villa Blanca. I don’t think Taylor would be allowed to threaten Kim Richards in the presence of Cat O. Cat O would definitely go London on Taylor for doing that.
      I will go to the top with my suggestions, the fans of Bravos Reality Shows. Let’s simply call for an election and vote Cat O into a housewife position in “The Real Housewives of New York City.” If this fails, we fans might go America on the big shots at 30 Rock. That should get their attention.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        NBC sold to comcast but the later Vivendi sold its remaining shares in NBC Universal to GE, giving GE complete control of the company ahead of the completion of the sale of 51% of the company to Comcast on January 28. so actually nothing has changed Comcast owns shares but GE still owns most of nbc’s networks including mtv and bravo

        i would think the best oe to write to regarding thsi is the producers of housewives of nyc

        this link has a list of their names omg thare are so many

      • Anne says:

        Andy’s bosses, bosses, boss is Steve Burke so send the letter to him. He has offices at 30 Rock and in Philly.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      I hope Cat goes back to England.

      I loved Bethenny episode and it sure makes Jill’s whining even more obvious & pathetic.

  6. WindyCityWondering says:

    Loved this episode of BEA – knowing how hard she has worked for everything and seeing her take moments to reflect on how her life is today is one of the main reasons she is a fan favorite! I hope that Jill hated that episode as much as I enjoyed watching it!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      PS – Jill? Bethenny is a mogul and you are a mongrel – big difference.

    • error404 says:

      Now Windy… you know Jill was too busy learning lines for her new acting job to be bothered watching BEA. She made sure to tweet just that while the show was airing!

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        snort you are probably right, Jill is too busy to watch her old bbf as she prepares for her acting career!

      • Now that Jill is an “actress”, I wonder if she will contact James Lipton and ask to be a guest on “Inside The Actors Studio”. Her first attempt at becoming a guest on the show failed but maybe he will reconsider since she is an “actress” now. LOL

      • humbruh says:

        We all know Jillsy watched it live & had her cpu on so she could follow the #BEA tweets. I’m convinced she has every episode of #BEA & #BGM saved on her TiVo for her own private marathon viewing pleasure.

      • Nancy says:

        She’s soo transparent.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        you mean she WASNT acting seasons 1-3 ???

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      Jill just needs to go away. I don’t even enjoy watching RHONY any more, especially after the poll incident from last week’s WWHL. BEA is the only Bravo show I’m watching these days!

      • viki55 says:

        I totally agree. BEA and Top Chef are the only ones I enjoy anymore. I don’t want to be exposed to Kelley’s mental illness or Tamra’s whoring ways. These housewive shows have all gone down hill but then again, they are a true reflection of our society. It’s sad in many ways.

      • error404 says:

        I have no idea if to blame the majority of the viewers, or the producers themselves. I used to enjoy only the challenged based reality shows as they focused on interesting things, and not crazy people acting badly. But that all changed. Last season of PR was all about super cool Tim losing his rag on horrid Wretchen, and the majority of the cast hating on crybaby Michael. The debut of Just Deserts was all about lunatic boy’s meltdown and whatever that clique called themselves. CA has been reduced to “meatloaf meltdown”, crazy Gary’s incoherent ramblings, and glass-shatteringly loud Nene’s rages. S3 of RPDG is “the heathers” vs. :the boogers”. etc.. etc… It’s all becoming so unwatchable!

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          i uesd to love watching that blow out show cause for a straight guy he was such a drama queen and then there was the time he got so pissed off he put his fist thru a door or a wall or somthing and sad to say that kind of got me turned on a lil LOL

          • error404 says:

            Oh, I never saw that one. I do confess to watching the Shear Genius season with the “wonder twins”, partially because I thought if I worked really really hard I might be able to one day understand a single word that came out of CA’s mouth! LOL

            • DJ Loops Fruit says:

              oh it was a really funny show the owner of the salon is VERY Jeff Lewis but says he is straight but acts like the prissiest thing you ever saw and makes drama and i mean ultimate life depended on it drama out of doing someones hair
              it was a train wreck but like any GOOD trainwreck you cant look directly at it for too long yet you cant look away
              his sister is the “creator” of the pussycat dolls

        • humbruh says:

          Gretchen (I hated her so much) from PR reminds me of Alex for some reason.

          • error404 says:

            I can see that. Their faces are somewhat similar, and they make very similar faces when they react to what others say. They even talk a little alike, which is odd as they are form totally different parts of the country.

      • m293131 says:

        I was in Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday but I didn’t see Jill’s line at all, maybe it was in the back. Luvd last night’s show

  7. melodye says:

    I really enjoyed last nights show. I love, love, love watching Bethanny and Jason together. They make a great couple. I only wish Jason would find another pet name for Bethanny, when they are alone. “Mommy” isn’t very cute when Bryn isn’t there. I have almost stopped watching the other HW shows. I am so tired of the yelling, back stabbing and soft porn that goes on. I ran onto another reality show over on OWN network on sunday nites at 9. If your a Judd’s fan you will love it. It’s life with Wy and her mom while on tour. Very touching and funny. Once again great blog Lynn. Always look forward to reading your articles.

    • error404 says:

      OMG thank you! I know it’s just a personal pet peeve, but it always bugs me when men call women “Mommy” or “grandma” etc… as IMO it reduces them to baby factories. She’s your wife! Your partner, not just your personal baby maker! Sorry for the rant and if I offended anyone, but like I said, it’s just a pet peeve and something that irks me about BEA.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I have noticed it, but somehow it really doesn’t bother me- I don’t love it though and I can see how it would get on someone’s nerves.

      • Lavalady says:

        I agree error, I don’t like it either. My mother and father in law call each other “Mom” and “Dad” Their son (my husband) is 55 years old and has not lived at home for over 25 years.

        My husband and I call each other my our first names.

        • error404 says:

          I think sometimes it also signals uncomfortableness. My awkward ex-SIL kinda muddled her way thru the first year or so with just avoiding calling my parents anything at all, despite their instruction of “Oh, call me _____”. Once she finally popped out her 1st kid, they officially became “grandma” and “grandpa”, which she still calls them 31 years later. LOL

      • housewifeaddict says:

        ITA. Her name is Bethenny!!

      • Noreen says:

        I hate it too. Especially when Bryn isn’t with them. But I am sure his Dad did it so he does it too. My Dad called my mother Ma the last 10 years before he died and I HATED it. But to each their own.

        • quincyil says:

          The baby books say that you should address each other like that. I read them while I babysit my granddaugher.

          • error404 says:

            Did they give a reason as to why?

            • Kansas Girl says:

              So the child knows what to call the parents, I’m sure.

              Here’s an example from my acquantances. Rather pretentious father decides that since he calls his wife by her first name, he should not change for the child’s sake, so he says “Take this block to Betty” instead of calling her Mommy. Rather pretentious mother does the same. Time passes. Child begins to talk. Big surprise, child calls parents by their first names. Parents then tell all their friends that their child is a genius who is too smart to use the lowly Mommy/Daddy and uses their first names. And friends snicker behind their backs. True story.

              • quincyil says:

                Yes. I am now called, “Grandma,” by my daughter and son in law and my 19 month old granddaughter points at me and says, “Grandma.” Toddlers have to learn a lot of names.

              • error404 says:


                I have friends who call their parents by their first names, but that’s just a 60s Hippie thing.

                My parents call each other by their names to this day, and despite inflicting 5 idiots on the world, not one of us had a problem learning to call them Mommy and Daddy. Not confused for a minute.

                Sometime self help books serve no purpose than to rob people of common sense!

              • humbruh says:

                While I’m not a fan of Jason calling B “mommy” your explanation makes sense. My brother & his wife didn’t do that & for the first 2 years of my niece’s life she called them “Dana” & “Babe”, which is what they call each other. I do have to admit, it was funny hearing her call them that.

                • Dani says:

                  This is too funny! Quincyil, I have read the same thing in baby books. My sister’s grand-daughter has always called her honey, because my brother-in-law always calls my sister honey. My sister is now called honey by all of her grandchildren.

                • Kotagirl29 says:

                  Doesn’t Jason switch back and forth between Mommy and Mama? I thought I’ve heard him call her Mama, which may be his way of being cute and still thinking of her as a “Hot Mama”.

                  • veve says:

                    New here to the comments section.
                    My hubby and I have two toddlers and it just become habit to call each other mommy and daddy. When the kids are around, it’s to teach them. When they’re not around, it just slips out:) It’s natural to call each other that when you have little ones at home.

      • Night Light says:

        My parents did it. My mom said she called him daddy (in spanish) so that WE would know who daddy and mommy were as infants. There were five infants and it just stuck. I do the same but when I am upset with my hubby I call him by his last name and everyone sits up!

      • twoile says:


      • Nancy says:

        My husband and I do that with our dog. It is rather sad.
        I think I forgot to have a real child.

      • Waslurking says:

        My grandparents did the whole calling each other mom/dad with my mother and her brother. Also used ‘sis’ and ‘bud’ for them when they were young as Evelyn and Clarence were not easy for young kids to pronounce. And of course when my brothers and I came along it they then referred to each other as grandma/grandpa and my mother as mom.
        As we got older………they went back to using there given names. It’s was all about teaching the little ones who is who.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        my mom in in law calls her daughter that sometimes i never got that either

    • Kukulet says:

      Double thank you. I hate that. I know Bethenny wanted to be a mom for a long time, and Jason means it as an endearment…but calling your partner “Mommy” diminishes her.

      I loved last night’s episode…and, oh, that Bryn is so scrumptious.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Sorry folks, maybe TMI but i’m one of those women whose hubby calls her “Mama”. He also calls me Amber, Babe, Baby, Boo and other nicknames but never another woman’s name , “What’s your name?” or “Who are you again?” LOL I use the tried and trues Babe, Baby, Honey, Boo, curses and “Dad”. The “Mama” & “Dad” endearment came after our son was born and our bond was cemented. I don’t think we do it “publicly” but sure do in the home. It’s the reminder that i’m loved by the both of them, with RealSon calling his old mom “Mom”. I feel it’s loving, encouraging, goofy, entertaining, redirecting and a reminder of who I am. I’m not a baby factory, as I punched out and retired after one, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing to be seen by RealHusband as his BabyMommaWhoHeLikedItSoMuchThatHePutARingOnIt! LOL
        As for BEA, we are peeking on the reality of their lives and it’s the private moments we’ll be catching. Somehow I don’t think Jason will do it at a business meeting, but he sure will do it before, after and during their break!

      • On RHOC this week, it seemed like all the couples were calling each other “baby.”Now THAT got on my nerves for some reason. I felt like I was watching a midnight movie on Cinemax (“Skinemax”).

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          my Jimmy calls me Pooh and i call him Poobalie
          i have NO idea how it started or why and we almost never do it in public but you cant believe the looks we get when we slip and do it

    • kit9 says:

      It’s beyond annoying. It’s gross. And Bethenny occasionally does it, too, calling him Daddy but Jason is the worst. They really have to stop because it’s driving people like me insane and, frankly, taking away from the enjoyment of the show..

      • Waslurking says:

        Try the mute button……
        just saying…..

        • Kotagirl29 says:

          Gosh, people are really heated about this. It’s a pet name. Maybe they HATE honey, or baby, or babe, or sweetie. Sheesh, lighten up. It’s not like he is saying it to everyone he meets. He says it to his wife and the mother of his child.

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            also if she doesnt have a problem with it that should be all that matters
            i can see how one could be annoyed with it but gross is a bit much

  8. housewifeaddict says:

    I loved BEA last night. I think my favorite scene was the discussion of the how to accommodate 12 guests, and Bethenny dissing the idea of a folding table, and all three of the others (Jason, Julie and Gina) independently saying “why not just get a folding table”. It was priceless. She’s such a city snob (in a lovable way). Who else would encourage her husband to pay $245 for jeans and not just lead him to a wall of Levis? And I agree with the salesman. After all that – why not buy 2 pairs? If they are all he wears and likely to be worn for 10 years then ….. But are they better than the jeans the rest of us buy?? Is there a better sort of denim I don’t know about??

    I wish your recap didn’t have mention of JZ. It’s sort of like having mention of B’s mom in the show. It sours the whole thing.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jason is definately getting over his cheap ways and probably thinks about the price of those jeans more than he thinks about how great he looks! Loved his private plane outfit and the excitement of that trip to beautiful Montreal.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      i dont know if they are any better but f you shop in a mens dept in a good store (not target or walmart or k mart) most of the jeans these days are priced like that and it amazes me that people look at the price and DONT look suprised

      even levis seem to have gone up to around 50 bucks

  9. BlueSky_Forever says:

    Great recap Lynn! BEA was wonderful last night. I loved how excited they were at the bottling plant. And the private plane….nice! Did you hear B say to Jason “it’s not a G 5 – yet.” So looks like she is planning on an even better private plane. Who wants to bet she will get that G 5 in the future?! Maybe she already can afford it! In fact make that a G 6 Bethenny, like the song

    Montreal is so beautiful. Makes me want to go there.

    • TLM says:

      I seriously doubt that Bethenny owns a private plane. It sounded like David Kanbar, who was then CEO, owned or leased the plane. He’s an entrepreneur who created SKYY spirits and then sold it for a fortune. They mentioned something about “look how David put the logo on the inside.” I would be surprised if Skinnygirl the company even owned a private plane, which is extremely expensive to have. It would be cheaper for its employees to fly coach when they needed to.

      • error404 says:

        ITA and I also suspect that the private plane is only used for special trips, like when a visit is filmed for TV!

        • Waslurking says:

          I agree………..but even knowing that didn’t make it any less enjoyable watching them having fun with it.
          Great way to join the mile high club….no witnesses!
          ……….Loved the cut away after J asked B is she was a member …. “if no one moves, no one gets hurt”!

          • TLM says:

            IMO there are few places that are less sexy than the bathroom of an airplane. It seems like one of those things that’s better in fantasy than reality.

            • DJ Loops Fruit says:

              and seriously how much can you do in one
              thos bathrooms barely have room to walk in let alone get your freak on LOL
              omg that phrase always makes me laugh i hear betty whites voice in my head saying it LOL

  10. error404 says:

    IMO there are two types of marriages.

    The Mars vs Venus type where “girl’s night” and separate vacations rule.

    And the “we’re each other’s BFF” type.

    Jill has one type, Bethenny the other. Jill can diss B as the type of girl who dumps her mates when a guy comes sniffing around, but the truth is J would have always been chosen to accompany B to the bottling plant, and even without the split, Jill would have been whinning at home “Why’d she pick her stupid husband over her best girlfriend?!”

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill has too many excuses for why she is not friends with Bethenny – the truth is Jill wasn’t a good friend, an understanding friend or a fun friend. Her advice stinks, she thinks of herself first, last and always and there was never any room for Bethenny in that friendship!

    • housewifeaddict says:

      The Laverne and Shirley routine would have been funnier with a BFF instead of a husband – and we all know who would have made a good Laverne. It’s really too bad – but Jill is who she is, and there is no going back.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Jill’s not a good “Laverne” when she’d be dropping cyanide in the tequila vat, telling the execs that B’s a mean anorexic drunk who is a liability, while she pushes herself as a new spokesperson claiming she’s a size 2.

        • humbruh says:

          Amber, you are SO right about that! Also, Jill would have thought doing the Laverne & Shirley homage was stupid & would not have participated. This episode would not have been anywhere near as endearing if she were there instead of Jason.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i found it funny BECAUSE it was Jason with her
        Love when he hams it up for the cams

    • TLM says:

      That whole thing was crazy. B tried desperately to mend things with Jill and she was already with Jason. She never dumped Jill because of Jason, although Jill’s rudeness to him was a factor. B is still friends with Teri, Lauren and Cori and didn’t dump them because of Jason or her other partners. Jill has completely lost her mind.

  11. plainviewsue says:

    This was absolutely my favorite episode so far. I loved seeing B & Jason in Montreal, which is such a beautiful city. I loved them shopping together.

    But my absolute favorite moment was B & J spoofing Laverne & Shirley, and all I could think of is OMG, Jillousy must be dying!!!!

    When she said that she hadn’t watched her show, I swear I could see her nose growing. We all know what a liar she is.

    Lynn, maybe the new title of your blog should be I Hate Hate Hate Jill Zarin!!

  12. NJ Bev says:

    Hello Lavalady!! I thought you were leaving for Germany last week?
    Am I crazy? did you go? Are you going?
    If you did go, how was it?

  13. Noreen says:

    This was the best episode to date because it was so light hearted. I loved the sales clerk’s line about only pair of jeans “after all that.” B has come a long way and I love how Jason is so proud of it but yet so unaffected. How cute was bath time!

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  15. TLM says:

    Ok, I’m sure this entry is going to sound rather snarky, but some things about BEA are bugging me. I felt like I had already seen this show by the time it finally aired, since the jeans segment and the bottling plant segment were in the previews. Be that as it may.

    That jeans salesman was rude as hell; I wanted to smack him across the face. Tone is everything, and the way he said, “That’s not my job” and “You’re only buying one pair of jeans, after ALL THAT?” coupled with his facial expressions was just obnoxious. It was like he was doing them a favor to wait on them. I do think $245 is ridiculous for jeans, and if you’re going to spend that, they better be the best-fitting jeans on earth. $245 plus money for alterations is idiotic in my mind. Whatever happened to Levis? Are Levis considered gauche now? Or jeans from The Gap? I thought they were a classic. It’s not as if Jason is a hard size to fit; he has a perfect body, and I would think he could find a pair of jeans without having to spend a small fortune on them. For that price, you could have jeans custom made. Lest anyone think I am being sexist, I think it’s ridiculous for women to pay those prices for jeans as well.

    I was wondering why the store name “Scoop” looked familiar to me, and if I recall correctly, Jill took Ally to Scoop to try to find a dress for something a couple of seasons ago before saying she was just taking her to the mall like everyone else.

    I think Terry Aley pointed out, and I agree, that the bottling plant segment would have been that much better if Bravo shelled out the money to drop in the actual theme song from Laverne & Shirley rather than some instrumental fakey version of it.

    I was as stunned as Jason that B wants to collect snow globes, or for that matter, that she wanted that metal dress form thing that serves no purpose in her small bedroom and just irritates the hell out of me. It was nice that her father in law put the work into restoring it, but it has no place in a grown woman’s bedroom, much less a married couple’s bedroom. I could maybe see it in Bryn’s nursery if it didn’t pose a hazard of falling over on her. My apologies to those who love it, but to me it just seems like junky clutter, which she has always said she has an aversion to. And they’re getting rid of a glass table because of Bryn, but they’re bringing these giant snow globes into the house, which could fall on her? Didn’t Richard Gere kill a guy with a snow globe in Unfaithful by hitting him on the head with it? Just sayin.

    That wasn’t the only thing that confused me in this episode. Why in the world would they attempt to move that massive glass table top themselves, and did they say she’s swapping her table with someone else in the building? Is there a bulletin board in this building where people swap furniture?? And why wouldn’t Bethenny just sell her table?

    Ok. What is with Bravo and their refusal to put last names on the screen for people we already know the last names of? We already know David Kanbar was the CEO of Skinnygirl, and if you didn’t, you could put “Skinnygirl CEO David” into Google and find out in two seconds. Yet Bravo puts only “David” on the screen last night, as if we’re all in an AA meeting. They do the same thing for Chuck Soldano, an interior designer who already was on Martha Stewart Apprentice, and Patrick McDonald, who was already on Launch My Line on Bravo. What is Bravo afraid of, giving these ancillary characters too much business or recognition? I can understand leaving out last names when it’s a personal friend of Bethenny’s like Lauren or Cori (although I’m sure their identities don’t remain secret for long.) Hopefully leaving their last names out makes it a little harder for people who want to call or harass them in some way. But David, Chuck and Patrick are already public figures. WTF??

    Going back an episode, did anyone else think the earrings Bethenny got as a birthday present were awfully huge to be real diamonds?? I had always assumed they were Jennifer Miller CZ studs when I saw her wearing them, and unless I’m wrong, it looked like these were the earrings she wore back when she interviewed Max. They look to be 4-5 carats apiece. This would cost roughly $100,000? Jason got them at Kristen Farrell, who I don’t think works with CZs, only genuine stones. Jason has $100K to spend on earrings for Bethenny? Again, WTF?? Something is fishy in Denmark.

    Finally, I actually wish they had spent more time on Bethenny’s mom selling stories to the tabloids, and maybe had her bring that up in therapy. I miss the therapy sessions with Dr. Amador. The stories from her Mom seem to have stopped a while ago; I haven’t seen anything recent. I do kinda wonder what her mother is doing now. Her name is no longer on the faculty of the web page of whatever community college where she had been teaching interior design, and I think Bethenny said she had been married “many times,” but I’ve only heard she was married to Bobby Frankel and John Parisella. I guess there is a Mr. Birk, but haven’t read anything about him, or if she’s currently married. I can’t help but be curious about her mother. I’m still waiting on my POY book to arrive, and hopefully she details more there. I have been skipping over many entries on POY here since I don’t want to ruin the surprise of the book. IMO we should have the words “spoiler alert!” posted here before any entries about the book, for those who have not read it yet and plan to.

    • vilzvet says:

      Great post, ITA with most of not all of your points. I’m still in the middle of her book, it’s pretty fascinating. I’m going to try to get her Apprentice appearance from Blockbuster, since I never saw it. Did any of you know Bethenny from that show?

      • TLM says:

        I just saw a couple of clips on YouTube. She stood out from the beginning on that show because she was friends with the daughter of Martha’s CEO, and apparently neither one of them knew they would both be on the show until the taping. Even though he disclosed it on the show, I’m sure the other contestants weren’t pleased to find out she had a “connection” from the beginning with one of the judges. I even read a whole story about how she was supposed to be the winner, but since it leaked, they changed the winner to the other finalist. That story sounds not so believeable to me, but who knows.

        I have a feeling B decided to do both MS Apprentice and RHONY because she was in on the ground floor, just as with Skating with the Stars. As it turned out, Skating and MSA both were canceled, but I understand her philosophy of, “I don’t want to the 12th of anything.” So she can say she was on the only series, or the original series of either of those, if they are ever revived. If those series are on DVDs, I would bet the only reason they will sell is because of her. Let’s face it, no one is looking to see Sean Young skate again.

        • Anne says:

          Martha hated Bethenny. I watched the show and in the production Martha wanted Bethenny out early, but somehow she stayed in. Everyone at MSO didn’t like Bethenny. I don’t believe Alexis knew her before because no one at MSO every mentioned that.

          Dawna the winner was the favorite going into the finale. She won all her challenges and Martha was impressed with her. It wasn’t a dramatic ending. Martha even dissed Bethenny at the end about Bethenny’s attitude and manners.

      • error404 says:

        I watched the whole thing with relish! Martha is like LuAnn: acts like her shit don’t stink and seems genuinely clueless that she comes off as a complete baffoon. LOL Definitely a “so bad it’s good” cult classic.

        The only reason why I got roped into the RH series is because one day while channel surfing we came upon a random ep of s2 of RHoNY and it was like “Oh look, it’s that woman we like form Martha’s show!” and started watching. I’m pretty sure I never would ever watch another ep of RHNY had B not been on it, and haven’t even bothered to watch ep of s4, and will most probably not watch the show ever again.

        The Alexis connection explains a lot, as all the other contests almost go out of their way to bash B for little to no reason, so often come across as petty and jealous IMO. I believed the Alexis rumor about the leaked outcome at the time as I remember being surprised that Dawna won, but looking back at the result stats, Dawna never being in the bottom once while B was called into the BR several times and only won 1 challenge to Dawna’s 3 (IIRC) make the outcome seem obvious, and the rumor probably untrue.

        • vilzvet says:

          Oh cool, so you knew her “then”! She doesn’t have very nice words for Martha in her book, for a few reasons. The series is not available on Blockbuster, but I forgot about how great youtube is, you can find EVERYTHING there! I will check it out.

          • error404 says:

            Wiki gives a pretty good ep by ep recap. On Apprentice, Trump gives them all bling like diamonds etc… On Martha, every single challenge eneded with some sort of meal at one of Martha’s many houses.. sounds more like a punishment than a prize to me! LOL Except for the charity fundraising challenge, where they were informed by Martha in one of her haughty lectures that “giving is it’s own reward”. LOL Guess she missed the part where they were all broke and looking for a job, and mistook them for her $$$ friends! After each challenge she sat down on camera and wrote them each a letter detailing why they were fired, often with cruel reviews for their reading pleasure! They were priceless! LOL She would change her catch phrase all the time, like she just couldn’t come up with a match to “You’re fired!”, but most often resorted to “You just didn’t fit in” which IMO seems unnecessarily cruel. It’s one thing to be fired because you made mistakes, another to be told you can’t have work because no one here likes you. She’s just insufferable!

            • error404 says:

              Oh, I forgot. She also worked in a reference to her being in prison every episode, if it made sense to the conversation or not. After a while it became like a game to try and guess where she would place it, like looking for a Hitchcock cameo in his movies! My favorite was when she visited the poor slobs after hours in their sequestered dormitory, and said it reminded her of when she was in prison. LOL

              • vilzvet says:

                Oh it sounds like it was a pisser to watch! I really, really want to see it.

                • SusieQ says:

                  Hi Vilzvet,
                  I believe you are a fellow LIer and I was convinced you were in the massive crowd at book revue when we saw B!! Almost wanted to yell out your name but feared getting thrown out! LOL!
                  I saw Martha Appentice when it aired and B was my fav. I was really excited when she appeared on HWs because I thought fun to see her real life in NYC. Wow how far she has come.
                  You can find all episodes on Martha Appentice on You Tube. Most episodes are approx 48 mins. The only drawback is trying to watch them in the right order. It’s haphazard how they appear when you search but at least you will get to see B and her personality during that phrase of her life. IMO, she really distanced herself from the other women and appeared to be friendly with two of the guys that most contestants found obnoxious!! You will enjoy watching it!

                  • vilzvet says:

                    Susie, that’s so funny, but I didn’t end up going! I know the Sue from Plainview went, that’s not you, right? I can’t believe they didn’t even allow pictures with B! That is crazy. But I did end up getting her book and I’m in the middle of it now. I plan on youtubing all of the Apprentice eppys, that’s the part of the book I’m up to now. Thanks for the info!

              • TLM says:

                That’s kind of weird isn’t it? I thought she was trying to move past the prison stint at that time, and to minimize references to it.

                The “you don’t fit in” thing was also not nice. Was that seriously the best Martha could come up with? How about, “I’m sorry, you aren’t living the Martha brand,” a play on her “Living” magazine? Anything would be better than “you don’t fit in.”

                • error404 says:

                  I think her tactic was like “everyone is going to be talking about it behind my back, so I’ll just beat them to the punch and openly talk about it” but it came off as very forced or staged.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              I remember that show. I stopped watching when she rolled her eyes at one contestant that had just been fired, behind her back, as the poor thing tried to walk out with some dignity.

              Martha was very quick to kick them when they were down.

              that was enough of that snarkfest for me.

    • error404 says:

      “Is there a bulletin board in this building where people swap furniture??”

      My last apt bldg in Manhattan had it’s own web site with a forum for tenant discussions. We swapped and bought/sold many items via this forum while we lived there. Much easier than craigslist if they have what you want, and for something like a table, much better for transport. Why schlep a dining table across town when you can just carry it down the hall to 3G?

      “Why in the world would they attempt to move that massive glass table top themselves”

      Maybe she’s an old stick in the mud like me? My neighbors work all day behind a desk while an endless stream of white vans come and go to their houses to do all of their own chores for them, probably including wiping their asses for them. I swear the fact that we shovel our own drive, blow our own leaves, and cut our own lawn has half of them thinking we’re “the help” LOL

      • TLM says:

        B said she was nervous about the glass table top. I’m so nervous about it that I would never even own one. But I especially would be afraid to try lifting and moving it, and I would be lifting it with some kind of rubber glove that gave me a better grip on it. I was just shocked they all were lifting with bare hands and trying to carry it. I think I would have put a heavy blanket down on the floor, gotten the glass on one edge and slid it out of the apartment. That whole scene was just making my hands sweat.

      • quincyil says:

        Sounds like Smallsville at the Error household.

      • mariareads says:

        LOL, error, I move furniture and rugs, clean the garage and basement and lug boxes w/ my husband around here all the time. We also used to do all our own house painting (inside) and wallpapering (GAWD I’m that old-wallpaper is a no no now). He mowed our lawn (2 acres but mostly woods) for years until our sons complained saying that we were the only family in town whose dad mowed AND bought a 2nd mower so the boys could help. Actually, they were right. We were the only family in town who did that. When he finally got a service-which wasn’t that expensive at all-he realized he had used so much precious time working out there when what he really wanted to do was hang out with his sons and do guy stuff. I think some of us come from such strong work ethic roots that to pay someone to do something that you can so easily do yourself seems ludicrous. On the other hand, since we’re no longer 40 some caution is a good thing. The glass in our kitchen table is HEAVY and we moved it 2 weeks ago and put it back after the floor was refinished. I looked at the husband and said-never again a glass table top. You have to love those things that you slide under pieces of furniture and the furniture just glides! I moved a bedroom dresser out of one room and down the hall myself with those! Love them! Anyway…a year ago I went up to NY to help my son pack and move to another apt. Now, for those who don’t live in NY, this isn’t easy unless you have many, many dollars. Son got a referral from a friend for a moving “van”. He had most of the place packed when I arrived but we were throwing things into boxes until they began taking furniture out. I looked out of the window at the “van” which turned out to be a truck with peace signs spray painted on it to cover the rust. 3 guys promised-2 showed up. It took all freaking day to move a living room, bedroom and small kitchen in and out. But we were determined and my son saved a ton of money. We had that place set up in 2 days. I asked him to please move to the burbs next time so that I can continue to walk upright. ~As for Apt. living, after watching my sons deal with it for the last 5 years I can say that there are ways of getting things done that might not be so obvious to others. It’s tough to live in a high rise and need to get rid of a chair, sofa, or table. We were giving furniture away on the street the morning my son moved and people were only too happy to take it. I love NY. Can’t wait to get out of MD and back to CT so I can be closer to that city.

        I thought BEA was very good last night. I’m happy for these people. So few of us have our good ideas play out this way. It’s a pleasure to see people really enjoying what they are doing and still being humble enough to be wide eyed over it. Good episode. But, I can’t wait to see her meltdown over Thanksgiving dinner LOL!

        • NJ Bev says:

          I don’t have the time or energy Maria, to tell you
          how much i agree w/ you and and the “why would i
          pay if i can do it myself” mentality. it would take me
          an hour to type all the injuries incurred in this
          household with that thought process. we, too,
          have come to the realization that no longer being
          40, we are done with doing it ourselves. Done!!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      TLM I disagree with just about everything that you wrote. Can’t say I see anything fishy anywhere on this show. Looks to me like you’re trying to stir up controversy over some pretty trivial and irrelevant “points”.

      But oh wellsies- that’s the beauty of this blog right?

      • Noreen says:

        ITA – How could anyone who likes anything about Bethenny find so much negativity in one episode.

      • VAgirl says:

        I’m with you OMIB. Can you believe it? We agree! Yay!
        BTW I lucked out today and did not get chosen to sit on a jury, but I still have jury duty the whole month of April.

        • HD says:

          I completely agree OMIB, with your statement about the beauty of a blog. It wonderful that people can have their own thoughts and be allowed to express them openly here even if everyone may think differently. I certanly do appreciate that about Lynn and the blog she has set up. Differences is what adds a little flavor to life.

          @ TLM -I missed most of the show although I do wonder how Jason could afford those earrings. I still for the life of me don’t know what he does (did?) for work. If anyone knows can you please tell me.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            yup- flavah- flav

          • TLM says:

            For the longest time, B said he was a “businessman.” When B was asked by Don Imus, she said “he’s in sales” and that she didn’t like to talk about it further because it’s not part of the show. Someone else said he works for Abbott Labs in pharmaceutical sales. If that’s correct, I don’t know a pharma salesperson who makes over $150K or so.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              huh? I do! six figures plus

            • error404 says:

              Yes, and he’s also been described as a personal trainer that Jill hired as well, which I assumed was a 2nd job. And his parents always make a big deal about him being a long time bachelor, and B snarked about his old apt. I agree with whomever called him frugal. All this makes me thing he’s conservative and just the type to have enough in savings to splurge on diamonds rather than the type that lives paycheck to paycheck. Also, any gift shown on a tv show is suspect IMO as swag, or at least discounted.

              • HD says:

                I think he is frugal because he kept saying those globes cost $64. And I thought who cares? I am sure B paid for them as she did the plane and probably anything else. If she didn’t pay I am sure it was “loaned” to her because of who she is. Sit back and relax. If she wants $64 snowglobes, get the globes.

              • TLM says:

                I agree error…I wonder if they got the 90% Silex Blue and Cream discount. LOL.

            • humbruh says:

              I think I remember a while ago them mentioning on either HW or BGM that Jason was in commercial real estate.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:


      • TLM says:

        I did say this post would come across snarky to some, as I had noticed a lot of things on the show that seemed odd to me. If I didn’t like B I wouldn’t own all her books & DVD, nor would I watch her show. If people find things controversial or not, that’s up to them. Mostly I am curious if anyone else notices the same things I notice. Don’t know how anyone thinks $100k earrings are trivial — or let’s say the price is inflated …$25K earrings? $50K earrings? — but being a B fan and reading as much as I have about her, it stood out to me.

        If the blog were only a place to say how wonderful everything is, it would be a boring blog indeed!

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          yup that’s why I wrote

          “But oh wellsies- that’s the beauty of this blog right?”

          • TLM says:

            And where else am I going to be able to share thoughts & talk about minute details of her show, but on a fan blog?? No one else would notice or care. My friends who don’t watch Bravo think all the energy put into discussing the show is crazy, and they can’t believe this blog exists. LOL.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:


              I disagree with you. That’s it. Calm down.

              • TLM says:

                I was being funny, actually. I was hoping it would get an LOL, not a “calm down.” In the words of Bethenny, “I’m completely calm.”

                I must have glossed over the line in the blog that labeled anyone who was less than 100% ecstatic about the show to be a “crazy Bethenny hater.” I guess that set a weird tone for today’s posts.

            • VAgirl says:

              Nowhere else. The is the best blog out there IMO.

            • NJ Bev says:

              Well, if we’re going to talk about the
              earrings, what about the 5-6k engagement
              ring? or the wedding band?
              The only thing i figured was that they
              got a break on stuff for mentioning
              store names.

              I’m more curious how Peggy’s husband
              got her those diamonds? aren’t they in
              a short-sale or forclosure on their
              house? I was disgusted by that
              blatant show-boating. every year
              on OC when a new “wife” comes on show, they open with the huge bling
              Don’t spend money you don’t have-

              • Noreen says:

                I was wondering the same thing about Peggy’s diamonds. Maybe they were purchased before the foreclosure. They filmed this months ago. I love that Jason isn’t out spending money just because of B’s success. And I love that B is obvioulsy including him in the business side of her life. Who could she trust more than Jason.

              • Lavalady says:

                I was thinking the same thing Bev. I caught the OC rerun last night. They were beautiful diamond earings, just like Bethenny’s. How in the world did Peggy’s husband afford them? I have been wanting a pair of diamond earings forever. I lost a pair recently, but they were very small studs. I really want larger ones now. Just trying to figure out how to get them, ha ha.

                • quincyil says:

                  I had a pair, but gave them to my daughter when she was getting married.

                  • NJ Bev says:

                    I’m thinking
                    Peggy’s were fake.
                    If they were
                    real, she must
                    have sold them by
                    and you know
                    what, Quincy, I
                    think that’s every
                    Moms dream.
                    to give her
                    daughter a
                    piece of beautiful
                    jewelry that
                    means something personal on her wedding day!
                    Lava, something
                    tells me you’ll
                    find a way to get those studs!
                    (earrings! lol)

                • vilzvet says:

                  Ugh that reminds me. Today was a rerun of Teresa’s ridiculous birthday party for Gia. She said more than once how much she spent on it! Sickening. And who could forget the two girls tearing off helmetless on the ATV in the driveway with balloons trailing behind.

              • TLM says:

                I know. If there’s anything I’d really like to know, it’s the naked truth about what promotional consideration the people on the shows get. I feel like they don’t disclose this even when confronted, because it ruins the mystique that they’re all supposed to be rich. Only on rare occasions do the housewives say they didn’t really pay what we were led to believe they paid.

      • twoile says:

        I Second!

      • floridagirl88 says:


    • alicia says:

      I’ve been buying jeans at Kohl’s for my husband, the Apt 9 brand. The dark wash looks great, and he’s worn them in Palm bch so what the heck. It’s crazy to spend that much on jeans no matter how rich you are. Buy an antique or collectable that will appreciate in value.Or course, I think my husband looks hot in most everything !

  16. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    “I do think $245 is ridiculous for jeans”

    it sure is but there are more along those lines the Levis lately
    i havent worn jeans since 1971
    i just never liked denim and my legs are short while my torso is longer so they look really bad on me
    even in high school i was more oft then not wearing linen dress pants
    but i was really a screaming lil queen back then
    how i made it out alive is amazing LOL
    i would wear platform sandals with rainbow toe socks
    remember those hideous things LOL
    and clogs UHG lol
    and those thin belts made of gum wrappers LOL
    what i was thinking is anyones guest but back then i thought i looked fierce LOL

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      omg- I wore all of those too!Am I also a lil screaming queen ? I was about 10 though…The toe socks gave me blisters…

      • NJ Bev says:

        What about the clogs? I don’t think my feet have
        recovered to this day!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        well im guessing your not a guy like me One More that would make all the difference LOL

        the toe socks i liked the look but hated how they felt
        always hated that feeling between the toes
        now that im diabetic that sensation is in my feet 24 / 7
        it would be funny if it wasnt so annoying

  17. Az says:

    I loved BEA last night too. The bath scene was my favorite because they are such a lovely, loving, fun family.

    I have to say that when I heard that David Arquette was going to be on WWHL, I was a little bit scared for him. He seems to be in a fragile emotional state these days and on top of that he would have to deal with Sonja who fancies herself some sort of femme fatale sex goddess. That woman could chew him up and spit him out. On the other hand, if David Arquette is still trying to reconcile with Courteney Cox, he won’t give Sonja the time of day!

  18. viki55 says:

    Does anyone know any background on Bethenny’s friend Lauren? I was wondering if she was married and why we don’t see the father of her baby on the show. Have I missed something?

    • error404 says:

      Is LAuren the blonde that recommended Gina? Didn’t we meet her hubby during the Halloween episode, or am I confused?

      • quincyil says:

        She was on the water way with Bethenny discussing the break up with Jason I and she went with Bethenny to the Alex birthday party on the boat when Bethenny got drunk.

        I think she is Bethenny’s real friend and I think she is married.

      • viki55 says:

        Yes, the blonde that had a baby right before Bethenny, the one from the bra shopping trip. The people from the Halloween episode where friends of Jasons, the guy he picked as Godfather. I don’t think that was Lauren dressed like Wilma Flinstone.

        • vilzvet says:

          The husband was standing right next to her in the 40th birthday party episode last week.

          • viki55 says:

            I noticed the guy, was wondering if that was who he was. Do we know if they are married?

            • vilzvet says:

              They both were wearing rings, and she was holding onto him.
              P.S. I’m just starting to watch “Due Date”…hope it is worth my time. I want some laughs!

        • TLM says:

          Viki55, the guy Jason picked as Bryn’s godfather is Opie, a friend of his from Hazleton, PA. He isn’t associated with Lauren. The one dressed like Snooki at Halloween (I think that’s who you mean by Wilma Flintstone) was B’s friend Cori, not Lauren.

    • TLM says:

      Lauren & her husband also attended B’s wedding together, but they just showed them for a split second.

  19. Maite says:

    Lynn, another great blog! I love BEA, it makes me laugh … I don’t think too much about the snow globes, or the sales person at the stores, or the details that would of made it a better show, but enjoy the show as a whole. After a long day at work I don’t want to be stressed out with stupid women stabbing each other and trying to demonstrate how sexual/trashy they can be on national TV forgetting that someday their kids will watch their “performance” in shame. The only time I want to know about Jill Zarin is when she is mentioned in this blog, but other than that, I can stomach this woman … she is loud, annoying, stupid and manipulative. I pretty much stop watching the RH franchise all together. Other than the Beverly Hills gals I don’t think I will spend the time in watching them, BUT I do love reading the blog and finding out about it in a less mentally-contaminating way.
    So, for that I thank u Lynn. 🙂 I luv luv your blog!

    • error404 says:

      What? You wouldn’t be proud of your mom if she said on tv that she gives her hubby sex for jewelry? LOL It’s probably a chapter in her “book” anyway.

      • Kukulet says:

        You wouldn’t be proud of your mom if she said on tv that she gives her hubby sex for jewelry?

        Well, that would depend on where I stood in her will. 😉

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        that reminds me of a fave bawdy dirty joke that the lady bunny would tell each year at wigstock
        ill clean it up as best i can LOL

        A lil boy walks in on his mom and dad having intercourse.
        mommy what are you doing?
        son, this is how daddy gives mommy a baby!

        a few nights later the same little boy walks in on them and the mom is giving her a hubby oral sex

        Mommy is daddy giving you another baby?
        no son ,daddy is gonna be giving me Jewelry for this!


  20. Sg says:

    Why the need to preface this blog against “crazy Bethenny haters”? If people hate her, they hate her. No need to get so defensive! LOL It works both ways. If stuff can be dished on Jill, there will obviously be criticism of Bethenny too.

    And I think Cat O. would be a total trainwreck on RHONY. She’s very lucky actually that Michaele’s antics happened cause it’s obvious she would have been the villain of the show instead.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      just an OT random observation
      you know I post on an small business blog and there is a poster there named “sg”- and these postings are almost the same- nitpicking on the OP of each thread there and Lynn here.

      “sg” must stand for something like SOL … or worse.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      why would it be obvious though
      Bethenny doesnt play dirty like Jill
      most here hate jill love Bethenny

  21. boston02127 says:

    I luv when Jill (and Kelly) post an artical about themselves on their twitter and the comments are awful. Are they reading the awful but true comments or just the artical?

    Jill’s tweet~~~~ How funny is this? 95 % think I has surgery. Should I be flattered they think I look better? Ask Dr Pat Wexler. She is my dr. http://www.popeater.com/2011/04/12/jill-zarin-plastic-surgery/

    • Casey says:

      She is just a complete idiot! Have you noticed that not many comments are under her posts. Most probably were negative and deleted.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      this comment was NOT deleted and it’s hilarious:

      Tuesday 12 April
      By Ramona
      Vote downVote upReport this

      I had NO idea she was jewish until now.
      Is she part oriental also?
      She looks pretty good for 75.

  22. boston02127 says:

    Is that Josh Kilmer-Purcell with Sonja?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I just can’t get past Sonja “don’t I look sexy pout, pout, don’t you wish you were me” face!

      • VAgirl says:

        I know. She looks like the Olsen twins!

      • TLM says:

        She totally reminds me of Paris Hilton. I would bet that 15 years from now, Paris will look exactly like her in press photos.

        • VAgirl says:

          You’re right. PH and the Olsens have that pouty pose. I wonder if they think it makes them look sexy or something. It looks more like they smell something bad. LOL.

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            1.she is much prettier then all mentioned
            2.shes the first to laugh at herself and one of the first to apologize to someone
            3.she was the sole voice of reason on Scary island
            give the girl a break

      • HD says:

        She looks like Glenn Close to me.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          doe she to me its more like a young prettier Barbra Steisand and someone else its right n the tip of my tounge but for the lie of me cant get it out

  23. HD says:

    The Skinny Girl Drink is not made in the United States of America, correct?

    • viki55 says:

      I was wondering about that also.

      • HD says:

        I am sure it is made there, as most things are made out of the country, to keep production cost to a minimum. I wish it was made in the USA as I wish with most things. We are great as a country in outsourcing everything and then wondering why no one is employed here.

      • NormaJean says:

        Because none of the US companies were interested in her concept until now. Beam Global, which is the company that Bethenny has just partnered with is in Illinois.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Smaller distilleries for an unproven product make sense. She needed to get her foot in the door. And it paid off!

          • Amber...Real Wife says:

            IIRC she was turned down by many distributors or manufacturers which were probably good old boys in the USA. Obviously it was the company with the Canadian plant that took a chance and made her product. They won and had to be bought out by the big boys. Good for B and the Co.

        • quincyil says:

          Yeah! Illinois jobs. We really need work for our people.

  24. Dani says:

    Thank you Lynn for a great blog. I also loved BEA last night. This was my favorite episode so far. I loved every scene. I thought the salesman was hilarious. I made my husband come in at watch the entire show with me. I also loved it when Jason and Bethenny arrived at their private plane. You could just tell that they were both so excited that it was hard for them to contain their excitement. The reason that I love this show is that we have all followed Bethenny on her road from having a hard time paying her rent to a very successful business woman that is now married with a baby. It is an American success story and we have all been along for the ride. I was so happy for B & J I cried when they were touring the plant (my husband thought I had lost it). But, it was so great to have watched her struggle and then to reap the rewards of her and Jason’s hard work. I love, love, love this show and think it is the best on Bravo. I watched it four times. I also watched the HWOOC and honestly I could not wait for it to be over. The show stinks and I think it is time for for Bravo to find all new housewives of Orange County. They are either terribly boring or the same old thing that we have seen in the past. I don’t think I will be watching it again. Thanks again Lynn for your blog, it is fun and I love all the people that post on it.

  25. Casey says:

    BEA was my favorite episode thus far. I think it is incredible what she has accomplished. My father who was in the male dominated liquor business was blown away when he heard that Skinny Girl was bought by Jim Beam. I thought it was really interesting to watch her at the factory and see her emotion of what she has achieved.

    The best part though was watching B on the private plane with her logo on it. Can you imagine what Jill was thinking! You know how she loves her some PP (private plane). This was like the ultimate slap in the face to Jill!!!!!

    I guess Luanne is going to do her own Ustream video tomorrow at 5pm. Jill had tweeted to Luanne yesterday and said – I thought u were going to do a Ustream video with me on Thursday? Well I guess Luanne is doing it herself, and Luanne doesn’t have to hide the time and date like Jill is. Jill has been writing that you have to sign up for her newsletter in order to find out about her Ustream video, I guess so no haters will know. This is too funny. Lets watch what happens next..

    • California35 says:

      uh oh – soon we will see Jill talk about Luann saying how ungrateful she is. You know she put a roof over her head when she didn’t have a place in the city.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Thank you for repeating your father’s comment here- it’s nice to hear an insider to the liquor industry only confirm what I thought.

  26. boston02127 says:

    Well…I’m off again. After my healthy lunch….I brought home a chocolate cream pie and ate half of it. Have a good afternoon everyone.

    Great blog Lynn….Thx.

  27. Nancy says:

    I was a professional figure skater for years and I’m still shaking my head in disbelief that Bethenny could do a death spiral in that short amount of time. You wouldn’t have known that Jill had been a skater when she was young as she couldn’t even skate forward without falling. Maybe Johnny Weir can give her some private lessons.
    Just saying…

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      like her or not, I don’t think anyone can deny Bethenny’s huge drive for success. I give her a lot of credit.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Love seeing Bethenny and her go big or go home attitude during her training – she was serious about skating well and put her heart into it – now it is easier to see how she held it together during Johnny’s judging tantrums.

  28. WindyCityWondering says:

    Bethenny doesn’t have to manufacture drama for the viewers. Her life is crazy and has it’s ups and downs. She shows us the good, the bad and the uncomfortable. Ironically, Bethenny is the type of “housewife” I wanted to see in all the franchises….Bravo was smart to recognize what she is and pull her out of the pack.

  29. California35 says:

    Hi everyone,

    I am not close to lunch yet, but I needed to get away at least in mind.

    Great Blog Lynn – Thanks again 🙂

    Saw BEA last night – and I loved it! she manages to show us family and business in one hour. There was even time for a peace of skating practice. The show is funny and interesting. Sad about her mom’ situation, but since it was out in the open and we all saw the articles, I am glad they talked about it on the show. I am also glad it didn’t make the whole hour about it. I loved to see the scene about the SGMargarita, the interaction with the business man was not that exciting, but the making of the bottles was. Brynt is such a cuty patoty (Thanks Rossy O’Donald).

  30. TLM says:

    Does anyone know how many episodes are left of BEA?

  31. MEMEMEMEME says:

    Lynn should crawl up Bethenny’s ass and DIE.

  32. Casey says:

    Check out Hollywood Life.com. There is an article about Jill wanting a recount of the votes from WWHL. There is a poll at the end of the article – Team Jill vs Team Ramona. Go vote everyone. Ramona is winning, but lets make it a landslide again. Also, the article said that Jill made the bride cry, anyone know about this?

  33. aquamarinecandy-o83 says:

    We are finally getting BEA in Canada so I’ve only seen the premiere episode. I remember reading a month or so ago that Bethenny got quite a bit of flack dissing the people in the small town and how shell-shocked she looked when Jason paraded her around town like she had never been in one before. Bethenny’s comments were a little harsh, I agree, but I still found it hilarious because most things she said were true!! I totally got it. There’s a restaurant or two in town with people stopping their shop-talk to look around and say “Who’s SHE????” Everyone usually goes to the one bar in town (the bar in the town I grew up in is aptly titled “The Bar”. How original!! lol) I saved the episode on my PVR and showed it to my husband. He thought it was hilarious because Hazelton is just like the small town I grew up in on the prairies, even down to Carol’s autumn lawn ornaments (which were very cute, I must say). My Mom has outdoor decor like that too! 🙂

    Can’t wait to see the future episodes, unfortunately I have to wait to see RHNY Season 4. But I definitely enjoy reading about all the antics so far! hehehehe

    • Kukulet says:

      LOL! My husband is from one of those small, single intersection prairie towns in Alberta, and we lived there for six years, and you hit the nail on the head and so did Bethenny!

      For example, when we lived in Alberta, the local doctor whomeveryonewentto parked his car in front of our house one day and ran across the street to visit a neighbor friend. The next day, no less than eight people stopped me in the local store-aptly named, you guessed it, “The Store”-to ask me if someone in my family was sick.

      Everyone knows your business, everyone spots a new face in town, and all the older men hang out in the local restaurant over coffee in the afternoons.

      • Nancy says:

        You are so right. My dad returned to Aurora Ontario a year before he died. He spent his afternoons at a coffee shop talking about his youth with “the guys”. Thank-you for the memories.

  34. SkewedHalo says:

    I wonder if LuAnn will be snarking about the Skinny Girl logo on the side of a privage plane like she did about Bethenny’s car. “You actually fly around with the logo on your plane? How tacky, dahlink!” snort. LuAnn, I don’t like you now, I’ve never liked you and I think you are a snake! It figures you heard the word skank instead of snake since you are that too.

    • Nancy says:

      That’s where the line ,”That’s the point you dumb drag queen!” came from.

      • California35 says:

        lol I remember!! She is driving in a car with her logo, a logo that is making her money!!!

        I actually liked that car 😛

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Jill will have to have a vehicle adorned with girdles and fugly sheets! Oh and the moldy book….can’t forget that gem.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          when she drove the car during the gay pride parade in nyc surrounded by drag queens the crowd went crazy
          wonder if Bravo knows just how many veiwers are gay men
          ps she was SO into it that day She loves us almost as much as we love her
          that is the beauty of Bethenny she doesnt ever take any of it for granted

  35. WindyCityWondering says:

    It was sad to hear Bethenny talk about her mother’s actions (selling her childhood photos/calling her a liar). Bethenny was struggling to choose her words carefully when answering Julie. Wonder if we are going to hear from MommyDearest again because of last night’s show….

  36. quincyil says:

    What is Jason Hoppy eating that he has so much flatulence. It seem like it is a constant problem. Maybe, he need to have beeno, lactase or stop drinking pop out of a cold can. I don’t think he has Camille’s issue. He was quick to tell the camera that Bethenny had gas a while ago and it smelled bad.

    I think Bethenny knows a lot about food and needs to look at Jason’s diet.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sadly Q, it is a “guy thing” as well as a diet issue. I have told my guys that until it is an Olymic sport or they can break the sound barrier – I am not impressed with their efforts!

    • error404 says:

      Or maybe Jason is smart and knows what Bravo wants, unlike Cookie who refuses to poop on camera! You don’t have to be Einstein to figure out that failure to roll around in the gutter will get you fired from reality tv. LOL

    • Waslurking says:

      Really? This is what you are concerned about? LOL
      Do you feed beeno to the horses?

  37. Kukulet says:

    Boy, Jill and Kiki sure coordinate their publicity Tweets, don’t they? Jill posts a mocking Tweet about the article that suggests she had a face lift, and a few minutes later, there’s Kelly with her “I know for a FACT that you’ve never, ever had surgery, dear dear Jill Zarin.”

    (Of course, the only thing Kelly would know for a FACT is whether Jill had prostate surgery or a colonostomy to remove Kelly from her ass.)

    It’s like “Look at me! Look at me!! I got a mention in the press!” followed by “Look at Jill!! In case you missed her Tweet, she got a mention in the press!”. Be interesting to keep track of how many times they do this.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      isn’t this site really pro Jill? Interesting that even they cannot stand in the face of the I Hate Jill Zarin tsunami overtaking them.

      • viki55 says:

        It’s back up to 80% Ramona but it’s moving fast. I have to leave soon but I can’t stand to see Jill’s numbers go up any more than they were on the Bravo original poll!

  38. LynnNChicago says:


    The Real Housewives of New York –

    On the premier episode of The Real Housewives of New York Jill and Alex argued over the Marriage Equality March and the fact that Jill Zarin as an “Honorary” Committee Member would not be attending the March.

    Jill told Alex that she was going to an “out of town” wedding and wouldn’t be able to attend the March yet Alex told viewers that she was attending the same wedding in The Hamptons yet was driving back in order to participate in the March the next day.

    The Marriage Equality March took place on Sunday, September 26 2010 http://www.meny.us/march

    Why then does the bride and groom both say that they were Married on September 21, 2010? A full five days prior to the March that caused all the ruckus!


    Did this couple get married on Tuesday, Sept 21 and then hold their reception at a private home 4 days later? That is possible but then why did we see the Housewives walking into the church?

    What is going on and what is Bravo trying to pull? If the entire church scene was staged (I didn’t see a bride or groom at the church) does that mean that Ramona getting caught gossiping outside of the church was a set up too?

    That whole scene was a bit strange, why would Ramona stop right there and demand everyone’s attention while she told this odd story about a cigar and a dead friend? This woman standing behind her with her hand on her hip looked so fake and contrived that even before knowing that the wedding date may have been staged by producers, this scene with Ramona seemed suspect.


    We already know that editors dubbed in Jill’s comments spoken to a producer and tried to make us believe she said them to two guests at the wedding. (Still wrong Jill Zarin!) What else is Bravo up to?

    • viki55 says:

      Lynn, I don’t think anyting is real anymore, not after the 1st season. It is all staged for the drama. I really believe that now.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      hmmm. very interesting news.

      OT- the bride just announced she’s pregnant. Mazel tov!

    • quincyil says:

      Her name is Jennifer Saraf. I bet her husband is from India and there were two wedding, one Hindi and one Catholic. People do that all of the time here. You have the Muslim wedding and the Christian wedding.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      If Bravo is creating drama – Jill’s producer’s “cut” and Ramona getting caught “gossiping” then this season must be way lamer than than reported….. Although I must admit – Jill’s Fing Bitch remark followed up with Andy making her cop to it on WWHL was entertaining!

    • AZ Girl says:

      Bravo had nothing after Bethenny left. No story lines and jill over dramatic bad acting when Alex and Simon showed up at the wedding. Jeepers

    • 2Stupid says:

      I just googled Jennifer Saraf and I found a wedding registry for her and Glen Myles and it said the wedding was taken place on 9/25/2010. I am trying to find an announcement in a paper, but I am not that Google savvy. Where is Olivia when I need her?

      • floridagirl88 says:

        The Facebook page for Ms. Sharef shows a 9/21 anniversary date…
        The plot thickens.

    • California35 says:

      Well, the show was boring and they had to postpone the air time. I guess they did do a lot of editing and “additing” 😛

      The whole wedding thing seemed odd to me. Why was the wedding even on? There was no interaction with the bride and groom on camera; we are not even sure who they are. I kept wondering why we went to that wedding 😛 Then I just figured it was to show an “event” that they were all invited to, and the first time Alex and Jill saw each other after the reunion. That and Ramona’s party.

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      I’ve always thought they have to “stage” the show, as many others have said too. How else does the phone ring right on cue, the restaurant is sometimes empty (we noticed this at Bryn’s baptism celebration too), etc. etc. Filming takes a lot of time…they staged the wedding reception, the scene in front of the church where Ramona talks about the cigar, so what else is new? It’s still better than RHOC, but no way is RHONY better than BEA. The ratings for RHONY last week were about 2 million. BEA got a little over 1.3 million. I check every week! tvbythenumbers.com

      Another fun website is celebritynetworth.com Bethenny had 17 million Jill was 35 million. After her liquor deal, and her latest best selling book, I wonder how long before B has more bank than Jill & Bawby? lol

  39. jeang says:

    Fyi, I guess Kelly and Jill and Luman will be calling vh1 now because I fell asleep this afternoon, woke up and a show Undateable was on and Betheny was a contributer, as was Gretchen…..The tag under Betheny said Real Housewives of NYC, Gretchens said something else like personality or reality star.

  40. @TweatCyn says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I too thought this episode was great, lighthearted and fun. Montreal was my favorite part.
    I have to correct you on one point. It’s “Bollocks”, not Bullocks. the latter is a now defunct department store. : )
    One poster above said the diamond earrings B wore to fire Max were the same as Jason’s gift. I thought so at first but on second closer viewing, the ones before her birthday were round. Jason’s diamond gift were square and larger.
    (P.S. Quit steeling my lines about Jill steeling Bethenny’s lines. LMAO! Just kidding!)
    I hope most of the remaining epis of BEA will be like last night’s. So much more fun.

  41. NYCer says:

    I doubt the wedding was staged. They probably had a civil ceremony and then a larger church wedding.
    If you google their names, the registry says the wedding date is the 25th, and Alex said they were leaving right after the ceremony for the march the next day.

    Was Jennifer the woman who told off Bethenny at Ramona’s labor day party? Remember the lady who told B how hurt Jill was about their fight and that was the first time B realized that Jill was talking about it to everyone?

  42. Mary says:

    I enjoy your blogs very much with the exception of your on-going Bethenny worship. It’s rather transparent, but to each his own. I personally find the Bethenny show to be BORING! The whole thing is contrived and with the exception of her Rhoda like one-liners, I just turn off the TV when she comes on. I loved her on RHONYC and hurt for her during the Jill debaucle but that’s it.

    As for Jill, I have never seen anyone so mean and jealous of other people’s success. She is unethical and mean-spirited and down-right ugly–inside and out. It’s hilarious that she now wants to make stupid Kelly Bensimon her new BFF. It reminds of going to a restaurant and not knowing what to order because nothing looks good on the menu. Yet, you know you have to eat something or you will be starving later.

    Okay, that’s enough. But really…thanks for the blog. Also remember that Bethenny and Alex and all other reality “stars” are not your friend. Don’t get used because you have a following. Be smarter than that.

    • Nancy says:

      How is Lynn being “used”? None of the “stars” are paying Lynn to write this, and if anyone thinks Bethenny could use some grounding we give it to her.
      She is not a saint and we don’t treat her like she is. But she does bring a lot of joy to our lives. Sorry you don’t fell the same, but you are welcome here.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      oh I think Lynn will survive, I don’t think she needs your warnings of users. But thanks for sharing and caring!

    • Waslurking says:

      Honestly you’ve solved your own problem as far as Bethenny’s show is concerned just hit the off button on the remote.
      Lynn can take care of herself…… no worries!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I happen to enjoy an upbeat show like Bethenny’s – you don’t have to like it but know this…I do not “worship” Bethenny. I’m SO SICK of people saying anyone who enjoys her show “worships” her or that we think she’s a “saint”.


      I don’t know what makes you think that I believe any of these Bravo cast members are my friends. I have friends and I know the difference. They are on reality shows, they live in another state, they don’t attend my son’s birthday parties, they don’t call me when their husband’s act like idiots or when their parents get sick. They don’t come to the hospital when my mother is brought in for emergency open heart surgery, they don’t go shopping with me or out to lunch.

      Just because I enjoy someone’s show doesn’t make them my friend, but I still can’t understand why Hugh Laurie won’t return my calls…

      Mary, I AM smarter than that, I thought YOU were smarter than that.

      • @tweatcyn says:

        Don’t forget, we all worship Alex too Lynn. LOL! Oh, and Bethenny and Alex pay us to do this site. Even funnier.

      • Waslurking says:

        You go girl! YAY!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i do worship her show and do think of Bethenny as a saint LOL
        of course being athiest that line gets kind of blurred
        but i do/will watch anything B is on i just like her and she almost always makes me laugh about something
        I know she is NOT a friend how could she be weve never met
        same with any of the others on bravo
        ive only ever had one friend that is a sort of celeb but thats only because we were friends long before the fame
        narciso rodriguez
        if you guys think Andy is short
        andy looks like a basketball player next to Narci

    • Kukulet says:

      I personally find the Bethenny show to be BORING!

      So don’t watch it.

  43. ‘Real Housewife’ Ramona Singer: Jill Zarin Will Self-Destruct Like ‘Suicide Bomber!’


  44. Nancy says:

    Jill is up to 15%. She is such an idiot! Re: her plastic surgery…she was better looking before NOT after. If Jill was Jill she would have asked for her money back.

  45. Kiki West says:

    I hope Jason will get a nice settlement when he and Bethenny eventually get divorced. I predict it will be quite contentious and she may make it difficult for him to see little Bryn. I think he is finally beginning to realize what a big ole mess she is. Hopefully Bryn will inherit her father’s common good sense and stability.

    • Dani says:

      Kiki West, I have to disagree with you. I think that Jason understands his wife and is there to help her grow as a person and leave behind all of the hurt. I also think that Bethenny loves Jason very much and she realizes that she is difficult to live with. Like she said last night she is harder on herself than anyone else, and I believe that.

      • Noreen says:


        Don’t fall for it. It’s just Jill trolling on this site. She can’t help herself.

        • floridagirl88 says:

          Isn’t it ironic how we quickly we can spot Jill when she visits this site? The more we love Bethenny’s show, the more frequently she shows up here. Nice try Jill, but it won’t work. We see you 😉

    • Waslurking says:

      Damn…… I think your crystal ball has a crack in it.

    • California35 says:

      I was wondering how come that had not come up yet. People saying things like that to couples….”I give them six months”, “I don’t think they will last”, “they are happy now, but we’ll see later….” Negative people who are not happy for others.

      I like what I see on Bethenny, and I think that is one of the reasons she wated this long to get married. Because she wanted to make sure SHE was doing the right thing, SHE loved the guy, SHE was getting married for the right reasons, SHE was with someone who loved her back, SHE knew HE was on the same page as her. Yes, there will be disagrements, adjusting, fights, problems, but there will also be love, fun, happyness. I only wish them to be happy and in love. Should they not survive, I will be very sad for them.

      • BambiBaby22 says:

        She has been married before, she did not wait “this long”. She has also been engaged a few times.
        I think marrying so late in life would be more difficult than marrying younger in life. When you are in your 40s, you are set in your ways and realize that you do not want to compromise on certain issues.
        I am doubtful that these two will make it for the long haul.

        • error404 says:

          I completely disagree with this. I married in my 40s, and one of the reasons why it has outlasted all of my other relationships combined is because I am sooooooo much less idealistic and stubborn than I was in my 20s. Young people lack the life experience to compromise often IMHO, and one only has to listen to teens talk to know what snap judgement and black vs. white type thinking is.

          As for the Frankel-Hoppys, IMO they have had to face an almost insane amount of change and challenge in their first year together, so I find it hard to imagine what else life can throw at them that will crack them when they have already weathered so many storms that break countless couples.

    • m293131 says:

      Is that you Jill????

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      how cheerfull you are dear
      new meds working ok for you then

  46. Kiki West says:

    Jill must be quite flattered that a whole blog is dedicated to her whether it be good or bad. So many on here spend a lot their day following her and what she does and says.

    • Noreen says:

      Oh Jill,
      Now just because you stole another woman’s husband doesn’t mean it will happy to Bethenny. Bethenny is the Anti-Jill.

      All the best!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      In all fairness – it isn’t solely about Jill Zarin. She visits frequently, has her peeps, trolls and daughter fly by ocassionally, and she is still unclear that it is her behavior that is so not admired by those who post here.

    • error404 says:

      Gosh, is it spring break at SL or something? “Rachel” seems to have a lot of time on her hands today! LOL

    • Nancy says:

      Why do we follow Jill? Because you cannot buy this form of entertainment.
      It’s better than Prozac.

    • PJ says:

      I’m sure she is flattered at how much everyone here loves her.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Kiki, and you’re following us, as we’re following her…so who should be flattered?

    • vilzvet says:

      It’s never “good”. With Jill it’s always “bad”!

    • dsc60 says:

      jill flattered? yeah right… she wants nothing more than having this blog renamed.

  47. Dani says:

    I am having a get together tonight with my friends and I just got back from BevMO (at Happy Valley in Phoenix). I bought a case of Skinnygirl Margaritas. My friends are going to be so excited as they all love Bethenny. The first time I had a Skinnygirl Margarita was at a friends home in Florida. I didn’t think it was very sweet, however after one glass I loved it lol. I am a diabetic so Bethenny’s Margarita is pefect for me. When I got home my husband said “well let’s try it” so I have to say that one of the bottles is gone. We both enjoyed it so much and talked about Bethenny’s success as we were drinking. I am thrilled for her and her family, and feel that she deserves her success.

    • Noreen says:

      Have a wonderul time with your friends!

    • error404 says:

      OK, that was a great review. I only happened upon it once, but gave it a pass, but now I want to try it! LOL Enjoy!

      • Dani says:

        Thank you error 404. I love reading your posts. You are so witty and I wish that I could write like you do. Yes, try the Skinnygirl Margarita again. Like I mentioned if you like your Margaritas really sweet you might not like Bethenny’s as much. Just remember after you have a couple of glasses, who cares if it is sweet or not lol.

      • Waslurking says:

        I rim the glass with salt……….yummmy~

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          your making me so thirsty for one but diabetics are supposed to drink liqour and salt is a no no and that is just how i like them with the salt on the rim alternating between sipping and licking

          was wondering instead of B coming up with a new drink y not just make different flavored skinny girl’s

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      I’ll drink to that! Cheers to Bethenny’s continued success!

      • Lavalady says:

        The last time I went to my local liquor store to see if they had any Skinnygirl, they had cases and cases of it. Piled up on the floor in a display. I give it now as hostess gifts. I thought a good idea for Bethenny to sell with it would be coordinating gift bags or bows. Actually, the last bottle I gave as a gift, I tied a colorful scarf around it. It was a big hit. Anyone who tweets can tweet these ideas to Bethenny. I’m not on twitter.

        • Noreen says:

          Great idea!

          • Dani says:

            Lavalady, that is a great idea and instead of gifts for tonights bunko game I wish I had bought bottles of Skinnygirl Margarita’s. I also think a gift bag to go along with the Margarita would be perfect. You should go on to Bethenny’s website and let her know what a great idea this is.

            • Dani says:

              Maybe I should send my husband to BevMo to pick up another case lol. Really it is a great gift idea!!!!

    • AZ Girl says:

      Heading to BevMo in Tempe tomorrow to get some. Can’t wait

      • Dani says:

        AZ Girl, I am sure you will enjoy it. It was $12.99 a bottle at BevMo. By the time I buy the mix and the tequila it would come out to about the same. Also the mix that I usually buy for 4-oz is a 100 calories and 25g of sugar and that is without the calories from the tequila. So I don’t feel as guilty drinking Skinnygirl Margaritas.

        • AZ Girl says:

          I was up your way hiking on Sunday. Beautiful day. Probably the last cool day till November.

          • Dani says:

            It is beautiful today also, but I know it will be hot before we know it. I love it up here as we are only about 40 minutes from cooler weather in the mountains in the summer and snow in the winter. I love the hiking too, we went to Lake Pleasant on Sunday had a picnic and hiked. Have to do all of those outdoor activities before it gets to hot.

      • Waslurking says:

        @AZ Girl
        I’m in Mesa……….they had a boat load of it in Fry’s last month!
        I was veddy happy! lol

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Dani- have fun with your friends! And error is right- you make a great testimonial!

    • California35 says:

      Thanks for sharing that…it is nice that you and your husband are having drinks togethere 🙂 Your friends are going to love you for bringing SG margaritas 🙂 🙂

      I keep hoping to have a get together JUST so I can share those with my friends. I haven’t yet…maybe this summer 🙂

      • Dani says:

        I just want to thank all of you for your well wishes for a fun evening. I will let you know how my friends like the Skinnygirl Margaritas. I am going to get everything set up now. I feel a little guilty as I bought everything that I am serving and spent no time making it. Oh well cooking is just not my thing and my friends understand. I fiqure if they drink enough margaritas they won’t know if I made it or Costco lol. Thanks again everyone.

  48. LynnNChicago says:


    Another article proving Jill thinks viewers are stupid. She couldn’t have called an attorney because it was 2am? The show was over at 11:30 and the aftershow filming couldn’t have taken more than 30 minutes or so.

    Besides that, she couldn’t possibly have called her attorney the following morning?

    When will Jill Zarin learn to shut the hell up?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO – She left the clubhouse probably sobbing and insinuating that it wasn’t a fair poll and maybe a lawyer should get to the bottom of the travesty. Andy’s retort on the next show was it was tabulated by an independent third party, gave her the Sprint pity card and Ramona still won handily. Suck it Zarin!

      • Waslurking says:


        • NJ Bev says:

          I really have to wonder how the people at
          Sprint are feeling about Bravo right now.
          I wouldn’t give them my advertisement $$
          after something this effing petty-they make
          Sprint look moronic-

          looks like Jill is going to have a lot of t-shirts
          (rmbr “team Jill” s1)
          to wrap those dusty books with.

    • quincyil says:

      I am sure the lawyer is on tweet dial.

    • Kiki West says:

      I really have to wonder what Miss Lynn does for a living. Is she a sad/jealous housewife of mid-west Chicago with no fashion sense and an obsession with the sophistication of NY. Gee, what will she do when there is no RHONY? Perhaps study the number of her mid-west chins.

      • California35 says:


      • Lavalady says:

        Kiki West – That’s a pretty dress you’re wearing.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I really have to wonder at what Miss Kiki West does for a living.
        Is she a sad/jealous hobby blogger of mid-west Chicago with no common sense and an obsession with the success of Lynn’s blog? Gee what will she do when Lynn moves to bigger and better things when there is no RHONY? Perhaps study the number of bars in her mid-west jail cell.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        We saw you on WWHL….slithering out of the bottom of Jill’s corset….so how many rolls of fat are you???

    • klmh says:

      There is not a question in my mind that she would call her attorney, at any time of the day or night. She feels entitled and is special and more important than anyone or anything. What Jill wants, Jill gets, in her own imagination and mind.

  49. Dani says:

    To answer your question Lynn, never!!!!

  50. VAgirl says:

    OT. Does anyone know what the show called “All on the Line” on the Sundance channel is all about?

  51. @tweatcyn says:

    I have watched the premiere episode of RHONY three times now since Jill said they dubbed her voice in and it doesn’t match the track, however, I disagree. She starts the conversation with the two ladies and it flows seemlessly into Alex is an F’ng Bitch, but they show the ladies faces when she says the last part for their reaction. She clearly said this statement to those two guests in my opinion. I also did see the bride arriving at the church and out front of the church in her gown so I don’t think it was restaged with guests.

    • error404 says:

      as soon as I heard about this, I just automatically figured it was a lie Jill made up. Why? Because it is a habit/pattern of hers. Unlike other liars, her lies are never clever or even crafted to make her look better. If anything, the idea that she said it “off camera” makes her look worse. The only possible rational explanation I can come up with on why Jill habitually tells strange and useless lies like this one, is that perhaps she hopes we all get so confused and tangled in the web of deceit that we lose track and just give up on paying attention to her deceitfulness. I think she’s perhaps just bonkers.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        or arrogant

      • firepainter says:

        It’s her pattern of trying to deflect responsibility for her actions. Calling Alex a “f–king bitch” speaks volumes about Jill. The idea that she would say something like that out loud about another person, a person she had just air kissed not 10 minutes prior, is just vile.

        I have to admit to enjoying the hell out of poll-gate. Gawd, it is too funny.

      • LilyLynn says:

        Jill –> “I don’t have notes with me! I need my notes!”
        Yeah it would be hard to remember the lie told to explain a previous lie that explained the first lie you told when you got caught lying. (feeling a bit dizzy now)

  52. karen says:

    i wanted to write today too, so many interesting points but then i read marys and had to respond. I lol’ed out loud!
    If Mary isnt Jill then i think its kind of sad.
    Okay, Jason usually calls B Mama, i know this because im guilty! i had my son at 40 and both my husband and i had really bad childhoods. I had waited so long because i wanted to make sure that when i married, or as sure as i could be that is, that i knew i would be able to make a kind , loving, safe and secure home for my children. So, when i started calling my husband “daddy” it was with pride and love for our family. Sadly i never stopped. ( my son is 13) Its even weirder because my husband is younger than i am. I have to admit when Jason does it i get a twinge and think, uh oh Jason, dont get into the habit of putting her in that box as mama. As for the awful comment someone made about their eventual divorce. Please. Spare us your fortune telling talents or set up shop on the Psychic Friends Network.
    I did want to say that i also thought how Jill would have loved to have been on that assembly line with B, but truthfully, Jill had nothing to do with Skinny girl so she wouldnt have been whether they had stayed friends or not.
    I am grateful that Bravo did recognize Bethenny for who she was and set her apart. I had NEVER watched the Real housewives until NY and only stayed because there was something about Bethenny that was real. Yes theres alot of dysfunction, No, i dont adore everything she does but how can anyone not admire where she came from, her openness, honesty and often brutally real self evaluations? And yes, of course she was the sole voice of reason on RHON.
    One day she will have gone so far past this little bravo show no one will even associate her with it.
    To the poster who commented on the Earrings Jason gave her, i noticed it too. I dont dwell on those things but yes, they hit me, then i just think, ummm….. wherever he got the money from, he got it.
    as for the Jason is a saint thing? i dont see it at all. Hes easy going, hes a nice guy, but hes also passive agressive. OH COME ON HE IS…… how many times did B tell him NOT To make her that party? I know hes close to his family but in too many episodes he has tried to make her wrong for not sharing his feelings on family.
    I guess i just get Bethenny and im alot like her.
    As for Jill. I still hate Jill Zarin, and im still in shock that one night, after watching her descimate B , i actually typed in that phrase and this site popped up!!!!! thanks Lynn for all it turned out to be.

  53. Nancy says:

    What is Jill Zarin going to do when she hears yet again she’s lost the “poll” to Ramona?
    What is funny about this is I’m sure people really don’t like Ramona they just hate Jill more. Give it up Jill, no one cares about you. We just want you to go away.

  54. Noreen says:


    The spanxed skank is on MSN’s wonderwall regarding her “youthful new appearance.” Perhaps someone smarter than I can go on msn.com and post the link. I’m dumber than a brick when it comes to that stuff.

    • Noreen says:

      Not to side with Jill, but I really think she has just worked out and looks more physically fit and I think she is trying to change her style, i.e., no bangs and very different make up. The problem for Jill is, it’s not her appearance that appalls us; it’s her behavior!

    • PJ says:

      AOL has a side by side before and after picture of Jill and it really looks like she has had work done. Plus there is a plastic surgeon who gives the opinion that she looks like she has had multiple things done. Sure looks like she has had some work done to me.

  55. OneMoreInBoston says:

    I think that Bethenny should come out with SkinnyGirl snowglobes for Christmas. I’d buy one.

    • Noreen says:

      That is a fantastic idea.

      By the wayOMIBoston, could you run over the Fenway and tell Terry Francona that I would really appreciate it if the Red Sox would win tonight.

      Thanks ever so much!

  56. SillyMe says:

    Urghhh Jill Z hasn’t changed one bit, she’s gotten worse!! Apparently she was unhappy with the poll results and demanded a recount and threatened to have her lawyer to an audit how pathetic!! Jill Zarin we hate you even more!! 😉 http://www.realitytea.com/2011/04/12/ny-housewife-jill-zarin-demanded-recount-on-wwhl-poll-plus-did-she-go-under-the-knife-new-photos/

  57. chismosa says:

    still catching up on some comments- but isn’t the couple- Jen and I forgot the husband’s name- from the wedding- they are the same couple that attended Ramona’s for Labor Day in season 3 when Bethenny and Jason went and Jen was telling B how “jill really loves you and cares for you” and B was telling the camera “who are you? why are you talking to me??” the husband was not Indian.

    Dr. Wexler, i believe is not a plastic surgeon, only dermatologist so she could only do fillers for JZ not the nosejob everyone thinks she had and/or facelift. sorry if this was all discussed before

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      No it WASN”T discussed and I think it’s flying right over everyone’s head.

      Jill was asked if she’s had plastic surgery.

      She says no you can ask my doctor- Dr. Patricia Wexler.

      Dr. Wexler is somewhat of a household name as a famous dermatologist. No she’s not Lisa’s sister. She has a line of skincare products sold at Bath & Bodyworks.

      Dermatologists don’t do plastic surgery. So why did Jill say anything about her derm? Because in her round about JZ way she’s denying having any work done.

      of course clever clever Jill obviously goes to more than one doctor…a derm AND a plasti.

      • chismosa says:

        thank you!
        I saw the pictures also, i can’t remember what site had her face shown from today vs. last yr/ few yrs back and her hair is back and the nose looks noticeably different (she will claim she ‘lost weight’ because that is what all people say when they deny a nosejob) and her hair was all back and to the side, i think she was attempting soft curls and in a pink dress. She looks AWFUL. Why does she think she can pull off no bangs? On what planet? I mean i don’t think she can pull off going around in general because of who she is, but now with no bangs? I really need to find the pictures- did she wear a pink dress to the TVLand thing? and when is that going to air? and WHY are they there in the first place?
        God Andy please just end this show once and for all it is so lame. I can’t stand Jill having any air time on anything anymore.

    • Nancy says:

      Dermatologists do face lifts all the time.

      • Noreen says:

        Really? I did not know that. I guess if they are surgeons as well as dermatologists it makes sense. It makes me think of the Seinfeld when Jerry accuses the woman he is dating of being a pimple popper because she is ONLY a dermatologist. Good times, good times.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        Well, you are correct that the practice of medical dermatology has moved more and more towards cosmetic/surgical dermatology in recent years.

        Because they’re provided largely on a self-pay basis, cosmetic dermatologists avoid the maddening frustrations involved with obtaining reimbursements from managed care companies.

        Basically you don’t wait to collect your money, you have a better cash flow, and your collections are virtually 100%.

        I refer any patient we see in our medspas to our medical director who is a board certified plastic surgeon. A face lift isn’t like removal of skin tags and I want any referral I make to be to the best plasti in Boston.

        Also, it was my understanding that Dr. Wexler does not perform facelifts.

        Do you know otherwise?

        • chismosa says:

          i agree, i always understood that dermatologists do not perform these surgeries. You have to go to a plastic surgeon. Wexler is not a ps. and i DON’T think she is related to Lisa/ Jill. Jill is trying to capitalize on her stupid *fans* cough cough not knowing that.

        • Nancy says:

          ENT (ears, nose & throat) doctors also do face lifts, nose job’s etc.

          • butterisafruit says:

            A year ago I had a suspicious growth above my eyebrow.
            The dermatologist sent me to a plastic surgeon. She said
            that she could remove it but there are so many tiny muscles
            in the face my eyelid would never close right.
            If it was on my back, arms, legs etc. She would have no
            problem. Anything facial goes to a surgeon.

      • klmh says:

        No, dermatologist might do them but are not qualified, imo. You should always seek a plastic surgeon, board certified, and well referenced, for any surgical procedure on your face.
        I suppose some states allow this, but dermatologists are not allowed to so face lifts in our state…

  58. chismosa says:

    Jill tweeted earlier that her results on popeater or something about voting for her vs. Ramona so this Hollywood life poll- i keep voting, then return to vote again, and it is slowly going up. I don’t want her to have another poll to tweet about winning/ not losing so badly about again. So i think i can keep voting over and over?

  59. Dani says:

    I just watched Fashion Police, and Joan was making fun of people that were wearing feather jewelry. I guess this means that Kelly’s jewelry is a fashion nightmare. Really who would buy anything that Krazy Kelly sells?

    • Noreen says:

      Kelly is probably coveting sonja’s feather dress!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      slightly OT- it was such a gorgeous day in Boston yesterday I took a long walk and ended up at H&M on Newbury St.

      So in the accessories section there were thousands and thousands (ok- maybe a hundred total- lol) feather earrings and feather necklace-y things. In different colors. So super ticky tacky- but made me think of Kelly.

      Someone, somewhere, thought she was “on trend”.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      sand angels?

    • chismosa says:

      i love joan to death. Her show on WE was so fab and i’m so happy they’re renewing. Love her.

      • Dani says:

        I have to say they remind me of Kelly also and there is no way I would ever wear anything that she likes.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Dani_ Kelly does not have any original idea, for sure! I’ve seen some jewelry with feathers like 2-3 years ago…

      • HD says:

        I have feather earrings my daughter bought me. I have been wanting a pair. I love them. They are truly very pretty.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          let me rephrase my opinion. The ones I saw at H&M were long and bedraggled and not too cute. I’m sure the ones your daughter gave you are beautiful.

  60. Kiki West says:

    As much as all of you spend your waking hours on this blog I believe the lot of you are on the same flow cycle. Even 404! LOL!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      then what’s your excuse?

    • Cusi77 says:

      Kiki_ and your point is?

    • Noreen says:

      Well, not all my waking hours. I usually pee three or four times a day. But I am thinking of bringing my laptop in there as well, then I won’t miss a thing. I wish I could be like Kiki and Jill and spend my waking hours writing classical music, feeding the poor and just being fabulous. But, alas, I just pee and post.

    • klmh says:

      That’s an interesting comment. You have been reading the comments on Lynn’s site for a while and have just decided to join in the group discussion. Its good for the soul to let things out. You may not get a lot of positive feedback to your remarks, but we shall be entertained. Continue, please…

    • Lavalady says:

      And yet here you are again, Kiki. Are you following us?

    • error404 says:

      Don’t be alarmed by this “Rachel”. I know you’re an only child, but it’s very common for girl in the freshman dorm to all get on the same cycle. How is SL so far? Are you one “the 4 year plan” yet? We won’t tell, we know Mother won’t be happy!

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      uh LOL not all of us have a flow cycle some of us here are actually men
      well at least 2 that i can see

      now whats your excuse hon

  61. chismosa says:

    to Dani-

    i believe it is going up- but only slightly. I don’t know if my voting and re-voting is really affecting it if it’s all from the same person/ computer/ ip address, etc… i could be delusional. But when dealing with JZ we must be.

    which episodes can i view Bethenny wearing the diamond earrings that were argued about above- the ones Jason gave her- did he give her these for her 40th last week’s episode? When is she wearing them?
    To be honest i find it odd if B doesn’t already own diamond studs. She owns like 2 Hermes bags and the red prada one she took to the distillery in yesterday’s episode.
    and add me to the group DESPISING hearing ‘mama’ and ‘daddy’ or whatever. can’t stand it!

  62. Dani says:

    chismosa, thank you for the link I appreciate it and will vote before my friends arrive. I am going to have to defer to my fellow posters to answer your questions in regards to B’s earrings.

  63. Nancy says:

    OMG I just saw a picture of Shrill at the TVLand. She looks like a little girl playing dress up or a “Dancing with the Stars” want-ta-b. Bobby isn’t doing this “lady” a favour.

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  65. Cusi77 says:

    Haaa! Watching BEA! East your heart Jill Zarin! Karma is a bea-ch-ed, Bethenny is famous, fabulous, R$$$$$CH and NOT in your circle! There is a GOD!

  66. WindyCityWondering says:

    One of the reasons BEA is so fun to watch is because Jill isn’t on her show and never will be! Bravo was probably beyond happy when Bethenny broke up with Jill. Everyone on BEA is positive, funny and truly know what a special person Bethenny is (even when she can’t see it). Does she whine? Sure…all the way to the bank!

  67. Waslurking says:

    OH wow……. just noticed the first bookmark I have for this blog was April 19th last year and that was after the move from hub pages I think! Woooo hoooooo!
    Amazing ’cause I usually have a short attention span for such things.
    Thank you ….. you have kept me engaged and laughing Lynn! This is the second
    thing I do everyday………after getting a cup of coffee of course.
    Loved last night epi of BEA……… there is no show on TV (and I watch entirely too much of it) that I look forward to more.
    ok…done being mushy and talking so much today..
    back to lurk mode!

  68. Adgirl says:

    Jill. Jill. Jill. (Or as Wall Street Lady calls her …. ill. Where is WSL anyway?).

    IF Jill was with Bethenny at the SGM bottling plant we would all hear her undermining Bethenny’s accomplishments. She loves to ruin thing for Bethenny.

    Bethenny: I can’t believe this! I’m overwhelmed.
    Jill: They are just putting on a show for you.
    Bethenny: This is amazing that this all started from my idea.
    Jill: They are going to steal this idea from you and then dump you.
    Bethenny: Did you see how many cases they are making every week?
    Jill: You should let Bobby manage this for you. He’s a genius! And let my sister Lisa manage your money. She’s genius!
    Bethenny: Really, Jill. I think everything is going really well here.
    JilL: How dare you! I raised you, put a roof over your head and let you on my tv show. We are finished! Except when I want to make remarks about you, then we were never friends. I was used.

    • error404 says:

      I don’t remember Jill undermining B so much. She usually interfered in a typical yenta way that was imposing her ideals on B, who had a much better idea of who she was. I think she honestly thought she had B’s back. B usually replied with a self-deprecating joke rather than bother trying to explain to Jill she didn’t want what Jill wanted for her.

      B: This is amazing! Look at everyone working so hard to make my drink!
      J: You’re making a lot of money for them, they should be grateful. They should have had a red carpet and some press here. Don’t let them undervalue you. They should have made the staff all smile when you walked past.
      B: Please, I can’t get my own kid to smile at me!

  69. Kelly Anne says:

    I actually saw Jill Zarin the other day shopping on Madison Avenue. She looked actually better than on tv (cringe) but I didn’t understand anything she was saying because she was yelling on the phone in a derogatory manner (sounded like she was talking to an assistant). It was pure bizarre….

    Anyway I agree Bethenny’s show was great last night!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:


      OK back it up sister- and spill.

      Where on Madison? who was she with? what was she wearing? What did she say on the phone? Of course you followed her for blocks and blocks? No? ok well just tell us what you saw in that moment.

      • Kelly Anne says:

        LoL- It was near the Barney’s on Madison and she was coming out of Michael Kors. I was looking at my blackberry and hear a very distinctive voice….and it’s Jill Zaaaaaaaarin. She was with no one and had on a nice blue (expensive) coat. She was talking on the phone about something that was “outrageous” and that she couldn’t believe. I wanted dirt but had a job interview that I was running late too! I couldn’t miss it for that Yenta!

      • boston02127 says:

        OMIB—LOL, I would have followed her.

    • aquamarinecandy-o83 says:

      haha that’s hilarious. That’s pretty much the same way she was when I saw LuAnn, Jill and Kelly at the Denim Drive at JC Penny last April. As soon as Jill arrived at the store, she was immediately b*tching to LuAnn and Kelly about something. Probably Amazongate, as that news broke around the same time! lol

  70. Waslurking says:

    Drat time zones……. Mark Harmon (NCIS) time!!

  71. housewifeaddict says:

    Just catching up on comments after work. There seem to be two polls – both with Ramona above 80%, plus the one on Really Old Housewife’s blog. I’ll repost the links for the other two in case anyone doesn’t want to scroll up:



    Great discussions and insight as always – and nice to hear from our Troll. It’s always good to know that Jill or her peeps check in from time to time.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      She looks very different, but I don’t see how they can tell that she had a nose job from these photos, and the “smoother” forehead thing, how can you tell the difference with one photo of her with bangs?

  72. MrWestVirginia says:

    Does that brownish feather dress that Sonja wears look like the one Michael Costello did for his final show on Project Runway? It would have been in the episode where he was eliminated and came in fourth place.

    • chismosa says:

      poor Michael Costello… i felt for him at the end. But definitely i wanted Mondo more. I can’t believe horrible Gretchen. Ughhh she should design some ill fitting outfits for JZ
      does the JILL conversation continue even if the next blog is about OC because i dont watch OC so i dont know how it flows sometimes…

      can’t believe kiki was on here today

      • error404 says:

        Mondo “wuz robbed” and I swore I’d never watch the show again! LOL We’ll see.

        I flip flopped on Michael a lot. I did think the judges gave him too much credit perhaps, and as bad as I felt for him, there was also something almost pathetic about a grown man sobbing that his parents wouldn’t love him if he lost. There was just something “off” about him IMO.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Yes, you can discuss anything you like on any blog 🙂

  73. error404 says:

    Sonja made a cameo appearance on tonight Fabulous Beekman boys. Explains the photo with Josh posted above I guess.

    • Nancy says:

      Don’t you LOVE FBB. It’s up there with BEA. I would love to go to their farm for a weekend. I wish someone (maybe you) could do a blog of it.

      • error404 says:

        Like BEA, it’s refreshingly “feel good” for a reality show, most of which have gone the “girl’s behaving badly” route these days. We do a recap vlog. Mr404 is always threatening to ask them for an interview, but all talk no action this far. LOL

  74. California35 says:

    Home sweet home 🙂

    Watching WWHL with Jay Mohr – I missed it that night.

    • California35 says:

      Andy got a wisel and a money clip. The wisel will come in handy when he has housewives over lol. I say bring it to the reunions 😛

  75. Terry says:

    Dear Lynn,

    I love your blog, so thanks. I do have a good time here.

    This is the Alex-hating pot calling the Jill-hating kettle black. You seem to hate Jill Zarin A LOT; too much really. She’s on TV, I assume not in your life. What’s with the hatred for someone you don’t know?

    That said, I used your hospitality at this blog to express my out-of-control feelings about Alex, and thanks to you it seems to be out of my
    system. I hope you can get Jill out of yours. You hate her A LOT.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      ????- Terry, I’ve seen your postings about Alex here and on other blogs. Personally I don’t get it. I think she’s a lovely woman.

      The name of the blog is I HATE Jill Zarin. Why would you expect anything different???

      • quincyil says:

        I pay attention to the words and behaviors as a study. Bravo is presenting the lives of these women for us to watch and discuss.

        As the unofficial pretend IHJZ board soothsayer, I can would like to extend a hand to others who can read minds. I am going to start a union and organize all of the witches, soothsayers, pyschics, readers and empaths. Perhaps, we can get a Bravo gig of our own someday.

  76. error404 says:

    FYI Bethenny there is a “life spiral”. LOL It’s kinda crazy that they are having her do complex moves when her basic stroking is clearly not strong. That right there is probably the basic problem with the show. Although I have to say: bitch is fearless! How many of us would let a guy we barely know swing us around in the air on a dance floor, never mind on hard ice!

    • housewifeaddict says:

      It got me wondering about the other couples and the men swinging the professional women around. No wonder most of them got injured. I don’t think it’s a sport where novices should try hard skills (no offense to B). My kid did gymnastics – and it’s so easy to injure yourself without proper form and doing the skill over and over and over and over again in a safe setting. Maybe if they did ice dancing and not the harder lifts. Oh well – no one asked my opinion when they designed the show (deep sigh).

    • Nancy says:

      What Bethenny was doing wrong is that she was using her pics to stroke with.
      The pics are for jumping only. Stroking is done from side to side, not front to back. I wish I could have worked with her.
      Are you getting excited for Worlds?

  77. error404 says:

    In defense of the snarky sales guy: men who’ve never paid more than $5 for jeans they buy in bulk at costco really have no business making a scene in posh stores that sell $300 pants! It’s like me walking into NBC exec offices with a few ideas scribbled on the back of a napkin and pitching some shows. LOL

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I thought the sales guy might have been joking around because Bethenny was, and because of the cameras. I thought it was funny – and it got him some camera time.

      I’ll be Bethenny will be getting a whole lot of snow globes from fans – enough to fill that apartment of theirs. Probably not the best thing to announce you’re starting a collection on national TV when you’re well loved like Bethenny!!

      • error404 says:

        There should be a spin off of Hoarders called like “Hoarders: Collector’s Edition” or something. LOL Especially since people often get things wrong. I have a set of Harlequin plates just cause I liked them, but my family somehow go the idea I collected Fiestaware and years later I still get Fiestaware pieces as gifts that I have no idea what to do with. LOL

        • Lavalady says:

          Mine is garden gnomes. I get 2 or 3 a year. I have no more room for them. Somehow everyone thinks I adore them, when in actuality, I probably just once mentioned I thought they were cute.

          Have you seen the new TLC show Extreme Couponing? There is some true extreme but organized hoarding going on with that show. One family had purchased over 1000 rolls of tp and were storing it under their kids’ beds.

        • Kansas Girl says:

          Me too with Harlequin. I quit telling people about it because they couldn’t tell it from Fiesta. My problem now is cats. Just because I HAVE a cat does not mean I’ll be thrilled to get umpteen ceramic cats for ever occasion. Goodwill must wonder why they keep getting so many little cat statues.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            right? I love my cats. They are my babies. That does not mean I need every single cat chotchkie ever made. What is up with that?

  78. jeang says:


  79. Vesper says:

    I really am confused about the private plane! Did Bethenny pay for that? Who put the Skinnygirl logos on it? Why would the Montreal people pay for that? They acted like they were being treated to it, but it’s her company, so I’m lost there!!! She hadn’t sold it to Jim Beam yet right?? Lynn, help??!

    Also I think the part about her mother was in there, for the sole purpose of Bethenny being able to return the favor of her being sold out by her own Mom in the tabloids. By exposing the fact her mom is always “broke”, and then saying she would never speak to her again should do the trick. Get the hint, Mom? I guess B doesn’t need Alex delivering her messages anymore! 😉

    • Yuck says:

      I suspect the “Skinny Girl” logo was slapped on for the advertising. Probably a laminate like you use in kid’s rooms. I also suspect the private plane was a combination of accommodating a film crew and getting that footage and a tax deductible business expense for business travel x2-the show and the business of selling liquor. The corporate identity may have paid for the plane rather than Bethenny personally. The woman is a walking advertising brand so I bet her taxes are god-awful complicated to file and the IRS audits her every year.

      FYI- I think good for her.

  80. error404 says:

    OK, why in hell would the hot chocolate store not agree to be shown. They didn’t film inside and the sign outside was blurred. In what parallel universe does a shop not want free advertising?

  81. error404 says:

    Not sure I agree that every woman on every date is looking to get married. But I do agree with J. After 11 years together this month, I’d rather stick a fork in my own eye than go back on the dating scene! LOL

  82. Yuck says:

    I can’t read all 454 comments to see it I’m being redundant- so I’ll apologize in advance. Anyway, favorite moment of the BEA episode happened in my mind. Remember the scene in RHONY where Jill is getting out of the car to go to the “wedding”? She was complaining to Bawby that her Spanx seams were showing and she had to make something better. It was so contrived. And then, that same night we see the culmination of her dreams of seamless girdles… that god awful freak show corset she was wearing on WWHL? Ah… And then to see Bethenny’s product rolling out like the proverbial American Dream (albeit in Canada). Ahhh- that was kinda sweet.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I was really impressed with the Skinny Girl production. I’m so used to these housewives using a glue gun to stick feathers on earrings and trying to sell them, so to see a real business come out of one of them was really great.

      Does anyone know if they were actually distilling the tequila there? It looked like it. Extra funny to distill tequila in Canada – not exactly where it’s from – but Montreal is known for beer (my dorm at McGill was named Molson after the beer company).

      • Kotagirl29 says:

        Molson XXX. Thursday nights we could get $2 pitchers across the border in Rock Island, Quebec. I get queasy just thinking about it. Ugh!

    • vilzvet says:

      Yes I recall that scene. Jill clearly said to Bobby, “I have to make something!” Very contrived.

  83. Nancy says:

    Even Paris Hilton is saying Shrill’s had work done. Does she think we are stupid?

  84. California35 says:

    Did anyone post this already!? I just saw it…..she is SOOO different….


    • housewifeaddict says:

      Wow – those comparison shots really make her nose look different. I couldn’t tell with the photos in the article posted up thread. Not that it matters one way or the other to me – except it’s strange that she’s feels it necessary to lie. Oh wait, I’m talking about JZ.

      • Kotagirl29 says:

        I saw an article that showed her in that atrocious pink outfit and thought she looked like crap, but to see the side-by-side, wow! Of course now she will say that one of the photos has been photo-shopped. Just wait. If she did pay to look like that she got robbed. She looked better before.

      • Christine says:

        She definitely had her nose done. The tip is shortened and it’s narrower. The rest could be a ton of Botox. She looks like she’s channeling Jennifer Grey – who also looked entirely different after her nose job.

    • If you had it like this says:

      She does look different but she looks worse to me. Her eyes look smaller, her lips look smaller and her brows actually look less lifted so I’m wondering if maybe she’s just wearing her make-up differently. The lack of bangs makes a big difference in her look, for sure. She looks way better before, with bangs, IMO.

      • California35 says:

        You are as confused as I am, I see those changes too, but it isn’t too clear exactly what she did. She looks different from how she looked like on WWHL too. So it really might just be the she looks different depending on the “look”.

        Her makeup is totally different and she is a milli g diffrent, her hair is up, but not pulled up either.

        She might just be changing the way she poses, her makeup, and hair do. All at one time, making her look completely differently.

        Any ways, if she wanted people to talk about her, she is sipuccedung. I wish her personality also had a make over.

        • California35 says:

          There goes my iPad again. Ugh

          She is smiling differently.
          Completely different.
          She is succeeding.

        • If you had it like this says:

          LOL! Agreed on the personality make-over! Why am I still talking about this but…. I think if she had anything done it’s something around the lower eye area. I don’t think she’s had her nose done but I would have to see profile to be sure. She may have a new make-up artist who’s telling her to wear less/lighter make-up to look younger. That actually does work sometimes. A lot of make-up can make you look older at a certain point…

    • boston02127 says:

      She looks like a man version of herself.

      • Crisanna says:

        That’s what I thought too. Her face looks more masculine with the changes. I know some of the makeup is done to sharpen her features and make her look younger, but it made her look masculine as well.

  85. Nancy says:

    She looks like an ugly Kathy Gifford. She was better looking before. This “lady” is out of control. Now I understand the friendship she has with Kelly. 2 peas in a pod.
    Lord help them.

  86. Make Roux says:

    “I feel another prediction coming on, who would like to bet me that Sonja Morgan goes home with David Arquette on Thursday night after Watch What Happens Live?”

    OMG. I had the very same thought when I heard they were both appearing on WWHL. SCARY!

  87. Kim Foy says:

    Did anyone else notice on this past Monday’s BEA had a snippet of the organizing of the fridge scene (again) w/B, Gina & Jason? It looked like B & Gina had the same outfits on as the scene a few wks ago when B was calling Gina a wolf & has taken over her fridge w/her Trinidad food. Looks to me as they added more of the fridge snippet as some kind of filler in last night’s episode.

    • California35 says:

      Hhmm I only noticed what Gina was wearing, and I thought it was because she wears that around the house different times. I thoug it was after taking a shower but before she puts her regular clothes on.

  88. chismosa says:

    i was mistaken when i posted above that i was confused what happens when a new blog is posted up here by Lynn- Lynn was linking to something else; glad the convo is still on Zilla.

    — The Popeater link is the link i was talking about- so thanks to whoever just posted it- her poll results are like 95% people think she had work done! I guess she did wear this to the TVLand gig because of the STEP AND REPEAT behind her. No Zarin fabrics?? I have to look up what/when this awards show is.
    Zills- you should have gone to your friend Ramona who knows precisely how to properly work with fillers and injectibles and look fabulous and not obvious. Something tells me Jill has not gone the proper eating-and-exercise route to just lose some weight and rather has taken some shortcuts.
    Also i HATE when people say – ‘i would totally say it if i had something done.’ Oh yeah, Kim Kardass-ian and Jennifer m-Aniston? I don’t think so! People deny all the time and claim weight loss for smaller noses, etc. and think by saying that since they are open about stuff we should assume they would be open about other stuff. NOT true.

    I don’t care for (INMO) redheads in pink so i know i won’t like that dress overall on her.
    She’s such a loser i can’t TAKE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ok ok ok i’m calming down now….)

    ps I was driving past the sign on the highway here in Long Island that is adopted by Zarin Fabrics and i saw the huge name Z-A-R-I-N. Right by the hamptons area she used to have her house in. Someone on here said it was very littered, it did seem a little grosser than the other areas.

  89. VAgirl says:

    Good morning everyone. Had to get up to let the doggies out.

    • vilzvet says:

      Don’t you just love when they do that? I have one out of three that likes to annoy, but you know you can’t ignore them or there may be an accident to wake up to 🙂

  90. boston02127 says:

    From Ally’s tweets~~
    BUY OUR CLOTHES AND THINGS ON EBAY!! @jillzarin http://tinyurl.com/5uu5354

  91. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning sweet peas~

      • HD says:

        Good morning, Baabee, Boston and Vagirl!

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          Hi Hanny~meant to say Hannah..lol
          So give me the details sweet girl. What did I miss last night?
          I have been wondering how you accomplished so much in your life. I just turned 52 in March. How old are you or are you one who doesn’t like to tell her age. I figure you have to be at least 10 yrs. younger than me if not more? 🙂
          I promise not to tell anyone.lol Would love to read any of your books I saw on cover that you sent if you have any to spare?
          Love & hugs

    • FlowerPower says:

      This really sums up Jill for me. In commenting about the poll results (people thinking she had work done) she asks if she should be flattered that people think she looks better. WTF? Having work done and looking better are NOT the same thing! Spin, spin, spinnetty-spin. Jill, you are one dizzy broad.

    • Kukulet says:

      I don’t think she’s had surgery, just a massive amount of Botox in her forehead, and false eyelashes that made her squint.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      I think we now understand why she wore bangs. She looks better with bangs. Exposing her forehead does give her the Jennifer Gray effect.

    • HD says:

      I know Jill is probably just dying.

      I always think that Simon and Alex are trying to be break out starts as well.

      I think what happened with Bethanny is such a once in a lifetime thing. Very few reality stars that I can recall are so fortunate. Maybe the Situation and Snookie, (did JWoww get a million dollar deal too?) but I can’t really think of anyone else that parlayed a reality show appearance into millions. These things don’t just happen. B has worked towards this all her life and the timing for her was genius.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Why can’t the HW’s just be middle class instead of having to be rich or supposedly rich AKA almost all the them? I think there are more people watching wanting to see shows they can relate to than shows about lives most of us will never lead.
        I am one of those people unless it’s an antique shop I don’t like to window shop if I cannot buy anything. lol

        • error404 says:

          With the exception of BH and NY, the HWs are middle class. They do represent a large part of the population typical of our times. A lot of “real husbands” made big money in the RE boom, and they all got themselves up to their eyeballs in debt trying to keep up with the Jones with McMansions and SUVs and tropic vacations and granite countertops, etc.. Like loads of Americans, they are now in foreclosure and scrambling for alternative income, making their own handbags to sell, etc…

          • quincyil says:

            If it was not for the Bravo pay check, some of these women would be living out of their cars.

  92. FlowerPower says:

    Catching up on yesterday’s posts. LMAO at Noreen’s comment: I Just Pee and Post.

    Simon and Alex can have Thug in a Cocktail Dress, I want a LynnNChicago/IHJZ/I Just Pee and Post t-shirt!!!!!

  93. viki55 says:

    Good Morning everyone:)

  94. boston02127 says:

    Have a good day everyone.

    • error404 says:

      404 : “Who you calling “everyone”?!
      Boston: “Is bitch bettah?!”

      LOL – just practicing being “aspirational” …. Bravo seems convinced we all want to be just like these psycho asses off their meds.

  95. chismosa says:

    Boston- can you send another link – it does not seem to work

    That link of the gals at the TV Land awards- Jill’s eyes look even smaller if that’s possible. So no eyelift. I think just some injectibles above the eyes and around the face. She really needs bangs back + needs to stay far away from the color pink.
    What the hell is Cindy wearing there.

  96. chismosa says:

    I just re-watched the NY season premiere again. I agree with whoever above stated that she thinks that Jill saying that she was dubbed in with vicious lines about Alex is wrong. I followed the voice level and the flow of the conversation and i don’t think she was dubbed in. Why can’t Andy and the producers get footage ready NOW for the reunion and bring it and show Jill to her fact that she is lying? She always screams “show the tape!” and i think they need to call her out on her shit. i can’t take her! It’s like this fever that is slowly simmering in my body all year and then around spring time it comes up with allergies and then seeing J on tv again! I need a vaccine!

    Then when Alex calls her out on her wanting to know about wedding attendees, etc. Zilla is so obvious in just lying openly.
    Upon my second viewing i can see how some people are seeing Alex as a little crazy this season perhaps but i just think she grew some balls, realizes she has to deal with these ridiculous people on this show and cannot be as graceful as she has been the past seasons, especially with Zill. I only hope she does not truly ‘forgive’ Zill when she is asking Alex for forgiveness in the upcoming scenes that look like they take place at Alex’s house.

    Also- i studied the outside/ backyard of the house of the wedding- ‘beachousegate’- it does not look to me like any house Jill filmed at but i guess i’m wrong. I have to re-read all of Lynn’s investigative links she added late yesterday above regarding the houses.

    Bottom line: i think Jill is lying (as always) when she says she said that to a producer and i hope they call her out on it with actual video tape at the reunion.

    • error404 says:

      Jill gets herself whipped up into so many childish frenzies over nothing, that it’s not surprising that she can’t remember half of the things she said. She probably did tell the producer off camera that Alex was a F-B. AND she probably also said it to the girls on camera too. Then she probably said it again to Bawby, and on the phone to Ally and then again to a stranger in the ladies room fixing her lippy! She probably called Alex a F-B like 10 times that day. For all of her diet coke swilling, she’s like a drunk… OTT rages followed by blackout like memory loss. She probably honestly thinks she only said it once that day.

      • chismosa says:

        you’re right you’re right totally. she whips me up into a frenzy as well i just cannot take her. Where is the karma? I just don’t get it.

  97. chismosa says:

    Boston- the link about Bethenny works now, sorry.

    She is dairy-free? How can a chef be dairy free? That is so sad to me– she should not load up on too too much soy it can affect estrogen levels so be careful Bethenny. If i tweeted i would tell her that. God don’t go vegan or veg on us too! Take your calcium and vitamin D girlfriend

    • HD says:

      Bethanny was a natural food chef before this whole Skinny Girl venture. (Chef no cook. Cook. No Chef. LOL) At any rate, my husband consumes no dairy, meat, eggs and I cook many things for him but its hard not to start repeating things. I would appreciate a chef that could show me recipes without dairy in them.

      As for soy, he stopped eating/drinking that for the very reason you stated as well as a few more. He drinks only rice milk or almond milk.

      • chismosa says:

        i’m trying to get my brother off Silk- he is a young guy and can’t take dairy for some reason (none of us in our family tree have that problem so i don’t get it) – can you suggest he go to Almond, Coconut or Rice best? What taste would best suit someone coming off soy?

        • HD says:

          Almond milk is best for those coming off soy because the consistency is pretty much the same. (I love almond milk as well) Rice milk is much thinner but it taste good as well. For getting off soy, I would go with almond milk.

        • humbruh says:

          I’m lactose intolerant & I got off soy about 8 months ago because it was effecting my allergies big time. I switched to Almond milk & I love it. In my opinion, it tastes better than soy milk.

  98. chismosa says:

    Bethenny on her implants:


    this does not clarify that she has them right now or not. i think she just has smaller ones. They are up too high, sorry.

    • If you had it like this says:

      They are just smaller implants. Saying it’s a “lift” is just saying it without saying it. She clearly has implants as you can see the shape of them, like you can with most women who have them, when she’s in a swimsuit. My uncle is a cosmetic surgeon and he says when a woman is small like B they almost always get an implant if they want them lifted. There is no way to get them that high without an implant. My mother is very small like Bethenny and has had implants for 35 years. She’s had them replaced twice.

      • quincyil says:

        Sometimes, women have large enough breasts, but they are flat. Cindy Barshop had flat breasts in her outfit at the art gallery. It’s probably from pregnancy, then extreme weight loss. You can use bras like Gretchen to push them up, but people like Bethenny and the OC women like their breasts to stand up on their own like very young girls.

        I think large breasts in older women make them look older.

        • If you had it like this says:

          My mother looks like she’s gonna tip over. Lol! Yes, these women like them to defy gravity. I’m like Kathy Griffin…. when I lie on my back I like my breasts to be where God intended them to be…under my arms.

        • Noreen says:

          I noticed that about Cindy as well. I was surprised she had them on display without a push up bra, but hey to each their own!

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          oh great. I’m a 38F.

          dammit Q- one more thing to worry about!

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Guessing the OC didn’t get Bethenny’s memo about your breasts shouldn’t be the first thing someone notices when you walk into the room!

        • error404 says:

          no one in the entire LA area got the memo! I once went out to a nice restaurant on Valentine’s day in LA a few years back, and it was like a scene out of Barbarella… every table had some woman with her boobs all spilling out into her salad. LOL

    • housewifeaddict says:

      They are up too high in some photos – not others (like the one of her skating at the top of this blog). I also think she got huge while pregnant and nursing, so it’s hard to tell what it lift, implant, or natural at this point.

      I never realized until I watched these shows how many breast enhancements went wrong (uneven, placed wrong, scarring). Most of the ladies on the show are on their 2nd or more enhancement – doesn’t seem like the surgeons have it right yet.

      • quincyil says:

        The weight of the sac will make the breast sag over time. I would say that 20 years for Peggy was long over due. I bet she didn’t have the money to replace them. Replacement is more expensive than having them put in the first time, I would guess.

        You have to wear a bra if you want to keep your breasts in good shape over a lifetime. You can see that Kelly does not like to wear a bra and it will affect the breast.

        Then there are infections like those that Danielle Staub suffered.

        I am so glad I live in Smallsville on the prairie where all you have to wear to Walmart is a pair of jeans, a tee shirt, and a smile.

        • If you had it like this says:

          It is more expensive. My mother had scar tissue surrounding the old implants when she first had them replaced and they had to scrape all that out and it was super painful afterwards. I’m keeping my saggy boobs…much to my mother’s chagrin…Ha! She told me I had bad boobs and needed implants one time. I said, no thanks.. haven’t had any complaints so far..

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          no shoes? LOL

      • If you had it like this says:

        I think almost all of them have them. I am a size 2/4 34 B/C depending on my weight and I can tell you that my breasts do not look like this in a triangle bikini top! sadly…


        • humbruh says:

          I’m the same size as you (2/4, 34B) & my tatas don’t look like that in a push up bra so you know they don’t look like that in a string bikini. I wish they did but I’m too much of a punk to go under the knife.

    • error404 says:

      the only surgery B needed was a reduction IMO. It’s no co-incidence that the only HWs with modeling contracts are the flat chested ones. I love B, but the tacky porn star boobs are hideous and make her look cheap and it’s no co-incidence that she paid for them instead of paying her rent back during her “I need a rich man to take care of me” phase. She probably wrote them off on her taxes as a business investment! LOL

      I also bet that many a liquor exec, upon being told a reality tv star was in the conf rm wanting to talk about her new product idea, walked in, saw the store-bought bazooka boobs and said “I hear your show The Girls Next Door is very popular. How is good old Heff?” LOL

      • If you had it like this says:

        LOL! Bethenny’s boobs have always been sort of incongruous to me with her witty, snarky, straight forward personality. She just doesn’t seem like the type who would get them.. but obviously I’m wrong.

    • Kotagirl29 says:

      The article said that she had the implants removed and the lift done in 2008 once she had the money from working on RHW’s.

  99. WindyCityWondering says:

    Has anyone seen the commercial for that product that reduces the signs of aging over a period of time? Maybe that is what Jill did so saying she didn’t have plastic surgery and adding contouring makeup is the answer. Her hair style isn’t very flattering and her squeezers will never take the place of diet and exercise. No harm in trying to change your look – its the lying about it that isn’t acceptable.

    • If you had it like this says:

      I agree with you. I don’t have a problem with people improving themselves however they want to, surgically or otherwise, but don’t flat out lie! Say’s it none of your business or whatever if you don’t want to talk about it but don’t make something up. And yes, I’ve seen that product that reduces the signs of aging…it’s called snake oil. LOL!

  100. chismosa says:

    so again, she is not being straight about truly having breast implants. And i agree, that despite her personality, her breasts really do lead her into the room. She should go small it would make her body look more together

  101. Christine says:

    Jill has been tweeting and FB’ing (no, not that kind) about her learning her lines for her “acting” role. I finally found out that it is on a show called “White Collar”. The show is on USA which is owned by NBC Universal as is Bravo. I’ve never heard of the show, has anybody here seen it?

  102. Mbdea says:

    Great sleuth/catch Lynn on the whole wedding march and wedding dates. Bravo does “try” to pull a fast one and it seems obvious they are making this their m.o. Perhaps they’ve always done so but they are getting sloppy and, oops, their slip is beginning to not only show but unravel.

    It also applies to the Top Chef Masters currently airing.

    My friend is one of the contestants. He had to be persuaded, convinced and begged to do the show. He finally gave in and agreed to do it. However, he had NEVER seen the show. He has been on TV previously on the Food Network’s, Iron Chef America but that was the extent of it.

    I’m sure we’ve all heard how incredibly difficult and taxing it is to run a restaurant and he was in the middle of opening his second following the rave reviews and success of his previous one in LA. On top of that he is still incubating a pet project that is also taxing. Still, he relented and cautiously agreed to be on Top Chef Masters.

    He was the prominent figure in the first episode and a few after that. He was on more than 75% of the filming for the premier episode but Bravo had to edit the hell out of it to remove as much footage of him as possible and that is why you are left with a lack-luster premier.

    After realizing what he had gotten himself into; the physical demands, the time constraints (mostly the sequestering by Bravo of all the chefs for 9 weeks) and the caliber of contestants, he quickly changed his mind. He decided to quit before any more filming took place (a larger story behind it all).

    There is more to this season’s Top Chef Masters than meets the eye and Bravo is, again, left to edit the hell out of their shows resulting in glaring inconsistencies.

  103. GraceGirl says:

    Bravo used to be my favorite network. Then I started noticing random bits of editing. Nothing serious, but you could tell that they must have gone back and re-taped something. The hair styles of the women were always a give-away to me. I also began to notice on the cast blog comment area that they would over control/ edit what the viewers posted. Such as if it were a negative comment, they would post a couple of positive comments next to it. They wouldn’t be talking about the same topic, it would just be a positive comment and the date wouldn’t be in sequence. You could tell that they were really trying to balance out the comments. Make sense? …but the new low and disappointment for me is the wedding and reception editing errors. Also as a random side note, I think the tall gal might be Zena Zarin a relative of Jill. Perhaps she is trying to get into acting. Anyhow, to find that the show is that “scripted” is sad. I know Reality TV isn’t always “real” but this is really bad.

  104. Great review! You actually covered some curious news in this post. I came across it by using Bing and I’ve got to admit that I already subscribed to the RSS feed, it’s very great 🙂

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