Before we get into Orange County, we still have some unfinished New York business.
Sonja Morgan the villain of Episode 2, Season 4 has been playing defense all weekend, she has been deleting negative posts on her Facebook wall and responding to negative Tweets (since she can’t delete those). There is still more contradictions coming our way. First, here is a bit from her BravoTV.com blog:
Marriage Equality of NY did not cancel Simon after booking him to speak. I would never muscle someone out, and push my way in. Not my style. He was NOT speaking when MENY first asked me to speak in the spring, and they made that clear to me when I asked who I would be slated to speak with and who my company was. They told me that I would be the only one from our show.
- MENY would have let Simon speak if they wanted him to speak. Its their event. Not a RHONY event
- I don’t judge peeps by clips! Ie SILEX first season?
- Told MENY after 1/2 season wasn’t sure I was signing for next full season. If that was why they were asking. Said no.
- wish u had seen my graciousness hosting prdcrs, cameramen, costars, designer who lent dresses 3hrs b4 the nervous 5 mins b4 leavin.
- thnx for allowing me to clarify. Had done 1/2 season and told MENY I may not do another. They weren’t expecting me to tape
- SILEX has tough first season. I believed in the best in them. Not what was portrayed
- I did not ask to be Grand Marshall. MENY pulled Simon NOT I. Sorry I was so proud w my FRIENDS at home? After 3 hrs of hosting. ( ED: see the contradiction from her blog? )
- Thnx for hanging in there. Early in the season. Silex had a tough first season. I see the best in peeps
Sonja even yells at some…
- IF MENY WANTED SIMON TO SPK HE WOULD HAVE. LIKE ALOT OF PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO. NY IS A BIG TOWN
I think my favorite has to be where Sonja tells us that if MENY was asking her to speak at the Marriage Equality March simply because she was a Real Housewife, she would have said, “NO!”. Why no? Isn’t this a good enough cause for you Sonja? Does it matter why they asked you to participate? If they were asking to get more publicity for the cause by having it filmed for the show, isn’t that even more reason to get involved? Funny, in the end she DID do it on the show and it was filmed, so apparently that “no” turned into a “yes” anyway (as long as she was Grand Marshall and the only RHONY cast member to speak). Sonja T. Morgan is a walking contradiction.
Based on all of Sonja’s tweets, we can see a few things, first she is trying to compare her bad behavior with the way that Alex and Simon were portrayed during Season One. She is basically saying, you all hated Silex during Season one but now you love them, so do the same for me. The difference is Alex and Simon didn’t act the way Sonja did in this episode. Based on the previews Sonja doesn’t redeem herself anytime soon. She didn’t own her behavior or apologize for anything on WWHL or in her blog.
Sonja is also going on about what a great hostess she was at her home before the march, she mentions cameramen and producers along with her cast mates. That’s great Sonja, you gave them all coffee and donuts before you left for the march, what’s your point? This excuses your bad behavior at the event?
So what was the big deal? Why didn’t Sonja want to allow any of the others to speak? Was it just Alex and Simon or would she have acted the same way if Kelly had originally been scheduled to speak? What about Jill or Luann?
Sonja contradicts herself many times first saying that they asked her to speak well before she signed on to Season Four of Real Housewives, then she says that she specifically told them if they only wanted her because of her Housewives connection she wouldn’t do it.
None of this will ever make sense to me, she stood next to and marched with five other Real Housewives of New York yet she demanded to be the only one allowed to speak. She wasn’t trying to distance herself from them, so she had to be trying to portray that she was the “Head Housewife in Charge” or more important than any of the others, the star of the show maybe?
That’s great that Alex forgives her, but I’m a bit confused. If I were Alex I would have required at the very least an apology. Sonja isn’t apologizing, she is defending herself and her actions. Sonja is making excuses and we’re basically hearing, Alex has forgiven me so viewers should too.
But Alex has forgiven a lot of things that many people wouldn’t have forgiven. All the things that Ramona and Bethenny said about Silex in the first two seasons seem to have been forgiven and forgotten. Now Sonja’s horrible treatment of Alex has also been forgiven and forgotten. I don’t know of any housewife who has had to suck it up more than Alex has. She has a forgiving nature apparently.
For the first time Sonja finally seemed to admit to some wrongdoing, she tweeted this just moments ago:
SonjatMorgan I shouldn’t have mentioned Simon. Wrong time. Said water of ducks back. Kept goin. Ooops
Sonja sent this to me as well:
It’s about time Ms. Morgan! I don’t think this is about judging people, we’re going to comment on Housewives behavior, thats what we do. This is about the shocking change in Sonja Morgan this season.
On Saturday after watching Sonja Morgan defend herself over and over on Twitter, Alex McCord seemed to want to help her get off the hook a bit and posted a few Tweets:
mccordalex Alex McCord
It’s a testament to whether a friendship is real if you can move past things – watch what happens btw @SonjaTMorgan & me.
Sonja isn’t finished yet, don’t forget she gives Cindy a lesson on the “Pecking order” coming up on the show, a viewer Tweeted this to Sonja:
This means Cindy treating Ramona fairly or being tolerant of her cuz Ramona introduced her to the grp.
Sonja continues to tweet that she should not have brought up Simon to Alex at her party, that seems to be the only thing she is taking responsibility for at this point. Some of Sonja’s Tweets:
We never stopped being frds. I shouldn’t have brought up Simon at the art party. Should have stopped at duck off a waters back
Apologized to Simon. Forget my own name. That was 7 mths ago. Just met Alex st john
So what Sonja seems to be saying is that Alex and Simon have forgiven her, we should too.
I want to thank Jill Zarin for stopping by again, she is “supporting” (read: controlling) a new blog. The new blog debuted just before the original airing of The Real Housewives of New York was scheduled to air back in February. Jill’s blog….er the fan’s blog immediately out of the gate was interviewing Housewives and even Jill’s mommy. Jill says she will support blogs if she thinks they will be fair and impartial. How would she know that this blogger would be fair and impartial before she wrote a word? Easy! It is a friend or relative of Jill’s, there is no doubt about it. Jill had to make sure she not only supports this blog of hers but is sure to slam the rest of us who don’t kiss her ass… Jill is so transparent, but I love that she’s getting into blogging! Welcome Jill:
Jillzarin Jill Zarin
This blog has the most exclusive Housewives interviews. Bravo must like them!http://hubpages.com/profile/Lisa+New+England Do you get DVD?
Notice Jill said “BRAVO” must like them, actually Jill Zarin, we know it is YOUR blog under your control. Bravo couldn’t care less about your little side projects.
Note to Jill Zarin, You continue to underestimate viewers, you’re not smarter than we are and your transparent support of this ONE blogger shows that this is your blog under your control. I don’t expect, nor do I want your support, because I’m a legitimate blogger who is a fan of the show and I’m not going to lie about what is happening on the show. It is really sad that you had to pay for a blog that won’t call you out on your horrible behavior Mrs. Zarin! How do you keep all of your lies straight? I can only imaging you must keep notes with your poor memory and all. Have a nice day! LynnNChicago~
Jill apparently plans on continuing with her ridiculous U-Stream sessions, however she’s now announced that she won’t be recording and posting them, if you miss the live feed, too darn bad! There are currently three old ones posted on her site but for those teenage Australian fans who are sleeping while she’s yacking, or working and don’t want to get fired for watching Jill ramble on for 90 minutes, they’re out of luck! Luckily she doesn’t have enough fans to really worry about it much.
The Bravotv.com blogs are up and comments are flooding in but of course as always, Bravo is picking and choosing which to post, Sonja’s are mostly negative and surprise, Jill’s are mostly positive, I love that this one slipped through:
You are fabulous – and for a diversity of comments one only has to check any other blog or internet article to see what is really being said about you.
Opening with the “you are fabulous” was a genius move! Our very own WindyCityWondering, I’m so proud of you!
Remember the hat that Jill purchased at the Celebrity Apprentice Art Auction from NeNe Leakes? The auction that raised $1 million dollars for NeNe’s women’s team. Jill’s measly $500 contribution bought her the hideous hat that NeNe made, now Jill is auctioning it off to benefit…wait for it…”The Zarin Family Trust”. This is the trust fund for her daughter, right? hahaha
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I see Jill has valued the hat that she paid $500 for at $750, apparently it has appreciated $250 since it appeared on television. Get your bids in, I know you are all dying to get your hands on this hat! The same site will allow you to bid on a chance to be in the audience at Watch What Happens Live to watch Andy Cohen slam back Makers Mark until he’s falling off his chair…
A Viewer to Jill Zarin: why so mean this season. Can’t hardly watch anymore!
Jillzarin Jill Zarin responded: Huh? If u think this was rough turn off tv!!
Way to go Jill, way to keep fans coming back for more. I wonder if Andy Cohen knows one of his cast members are telling people to turn off the TV. This woman is a genius.
I think a lot of people feel the way this viewer does, the show is becoming dark and more like New Jersey than New York. Try to remember what you liked about The Real Housewives of New York during season one, it has certainly changed.
Just when I gave Luann credit for giving up on selling that atrocity of a book she wrote, she’s at it again:
Where has Kelly been so far? After two episodes we’ve seen her stare dreamily while lying on Jill Zarin’s bed, not understand the “tin can” airplane reference, calling a Marriage Equality March “campy” and yelling, “You’re embarrassing us” several times so loud that she drew more attention to the group than any of the arguing did. Only two episodes in I’m sure we haven’t seen the best of Bensimon yet. We know she is going to make fun of the fine immigrants of this country by mocking them, “no spekeda English” and I know you are looking forward, as I am to the sand angels she’s going to make for us.
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey
Bravo has released a second preview video for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, it doesn’t seem to be anything we haven’t already seen, you can view it here:
Guess what I got in the mail today??? SO EXCITED!!!!http://tinyurl.com/5v2utvs
I know what you’re thinking… a subpoena, but alas, she received a copy of her new book in the mail.
Next week we’ll do a full preview including introductions to the two new relatives of Teresa’s, her cousin Kathy and her sister-in-law Melissa are joining her on the show. Teresa tried so hard to prevent that from happening, even threatening to leave the show if these two women joined the cast, clearly she failed miserably. Teresa doesn’t have as much star power as she likes to believe.
RHONJ: Danielle Staub is reportedly being sued for violating her contract. The owner of Swan Media Group is suing…http://fb.me/DHQl1Qlf
The Real Housewives of Orange County
Tonight Bravo airs Episode seven of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Has it been that many? A half dozen forgettable episodes where nothing happened whatsoever. Tamra’s trip to Spain was sickeningly dull, Gretchen’s folks vow renewal was a bit strange as there were no guests, Vicki broke about a dozen laws by spanking her employee on camera. Alexis and Peggy argued over who has better kids. If you haven’t watched the show I just saved you six hours of your lives right here.
Tonight Alexis Bellino teaches us the difference between Mortgage foreclosure and Loan modification but the good news is Tamra is excited that she may be able to short sale her house. Tamra also notes that Alexis’ decorating style is expensive then adds that it isn’t her style. We know Tamra, we know!
Bravo’s other preview shows Gretchen complaining that her dogs are fat when they return from her ex-husband Chris’s house. Apparently they share custody of the dogs. Slade has apparently been spending some time at Chris’s house as well because Gretchen thinks Slade is fat too. *Yawn*
Gretchen has more legal trouble coming her way, apparently her partner in her make up line is suing her, read more about it here:
Orange County’s other new housewife, Fernanda seems to have been given the “Jen Gilbert” treatment and booted off before the season even got underway. She pops up here and there but hasn’t been awarded the coveted orange at this point.
Step it up OC, we’re bored!
A special editorial by Quincy
“I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by Quincy
I can’t believe I am writing this. Can it be that someone in the cast of “The Real Housewives of New York City” is more manipulative and controlling that our own Jill Zarin? Sonja Tremont (my husband is the descendant of JP Morgan) Morgan was asked to be on “The Real Housewives of New York City” during the time it was being created. Sonja tells us in interviews that she was in a divorce and did not know what might happen when you are on a reality show. She knew Ramona and the Countess Luann and watched them become famous and make money so after season two, Sonja signed on for the ride of her life.
In Season Three, Sonja was introduced and many of us were impressed by her good sense and humor. She took a slam from Jill Zarin like water off a duck’s back. She was rational throughout Kelly Kelloren Bensimon’s breakthrough on Scary Island. She was a beacon of light in the Third Season hate fest called, “Season Three Reunion.”
Sonja had her own problems in the summer before filming Season Four. She had a DUI, was still dealing with her divorce, and she had unpaid bills to the tune of 19 million dollars. She had a plan. The lawyers would create the bankruptcy documents and she would be in Europe when the news came out. She would also use Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of NYC” to become famous, fabulous and return to the title that Sonja once had: “the straw that stirs the drink.”
Sonja can read the tea leaves. She saw that our Jill Zarin was wallowing in the mud during and after Season Three. She knew that Bethenny was going to be out of the picture. She felt that of the remaining housewives, she was the most fabulous and that she would soon be the center of a group of fabulous friends. Luann and Ramona were longtime friends and supporters. They only stepping stone would be a couple called Silex from Brooklyn. Surely, they were no competition for “The It Girl” of the 90s. Silex would just have to step aside for Sonja.
Sonja had talked to the Marriage Equality people in the spring. She told them she would participate, but as Sonja Morgan, not as a new member of RHNYC. They agreed. Later in July, Alex and Simon signed on and actually helped the committees with march preparations and supported the march with all of their media power. Someone put Alex’s name on the website as a speaker and in time, Silex decided that Simon would give that speech as he has some interesting points about visas, green cards and citizenship rights that were being denied to gay couples because of the laws in New York State.
Silex had a great idea. They would use wedding dresses on “The Real Housewives of New York City” as a marketing tool to represent the marriage issue. Alex arranged for a salon to host the housewives and to film them getting into their gowns. When informed, Sonja listened and calculated. She could manipulate the filming and gain control of the situation using “the Sonja pill.” In a conversation with the event organizers the night before the event, the Title of Grand Marshall was bestowed on the head of Sonja Morgan. However, it was very important that she not be one of a group of fabulous people, the RHNYC. It was important to be Sonja Tremont (I am the wife of a descendent of JPMorgan) Morgan. The event organizer knew he was dealing with a powerful entity and he folded.
The next day, Sonja is not happy that Alex is thanking Sonja Tremont (my husband is a descendent of JP Morgan) Morgan for being a part of an event honoring Sonja. Sonja tries to control the conversation about the event reminding everyone that she is the Grand Marshall numerous times and making the day about Sonja Tremont (my husband is a descendent of JPMorgan) Morgan.
When the Real Housewives arrive at the event, Simon greets Alex with the news that they had been hijacked by Sonja. They explain, request, cajole and beg Sonja for permission to allow Simon to speak at the event. Sonja is silent, this is her moment and as she tells us in an interview Silex should swallow the (Sonja) pill.
Sonja has slayed Silex and doesn’t care about the true meaning of the event. Has she out “Zarined” Jill Zarin? Jill manipulates for her own benefit all of the time. Sonja manipulated and with a royal crown on her head ignored her peasants/dear friends who had petitioned her for kindness.
Later, at Sonja’s painting party, she invites her friend Alex. She graces Alex with a notation that they bonded on Scary Island, then whips out her sword and beheads Simon. No wonder Alex’s lower jaw dropped inches. Now, Sonja Tremont (my husband is a descendant of JP Morgan) Morgan invites Alex to have a wonderful time at her party in her home to unveil her portrait. The peasant/dear friend / Alex revolts and is exiled from the palace.
Jill Zarin had fought her wars and successfully exiled Bethenny and Alex, but has it ever been done with such finesse? Sonja Tremont (my husband is a descendent of JP Morgan) Morgan has out done Jill Zarin! Our Jill Zarin is down and Sonja is trying to replace her as the center of the circle of fabulous people.
I have grown to love Jill Zarin. I watch her tweets and enjoy her articles. I love it when she checks this website and responds to us on twitter giving hits to bloggers that fight with Lynn on twitter. I love it when she gets upset over hate bloggers. I love Jill Zarin’s constant complaining and her nasty comments. I love hating Jill Zarin.
Stay tuned as Sonja manipulates Alex into thinking that everything is copacetic while she is manipulating the cast of RHNYC and trying to take over the show. This should be fun. I hope she continues tweeting her heart out sharing with Simon and Lynn.
Many thanks to Sonja Tremont (my husband is a descendant of JP Morgan) Morgan for making me laugh at New York Socialites.
Nice work Quincy! Great blog! Lynn~
My message to Sonja Morgan:
Based on the previews for next week’s show things don’t improve for you as it seems that you continue to badger Alex, fans have already decided overwhelmingly that you were wrong. You’ve lost every poll and viewers are disappointed in your behavior.
You’ve had 6-months to decide how you were going to handle this once the show aired and you made a big mistake, I think you see that now. You posted a blog and appeared on Watch What Happens Live defending yourself yet contradicting yourself at the same time, you’ve done everything except what you should have done, apologize.
Sonja, you have made a few small attempts to admit that you were wrong on Twitter today but no where near what is necessary to fix this. You can fix it! Apologize to Alex for treating her the way that you did in your house. Apologize to Simon for the disrespectful way you treated him at the Marriage Equality March as well as how you referred to him at your party. Finally, admit and acknowledge that you’ve disappointed fans and apologize for your behavior. You can pull this off.
As someone who has spent time in New York Society you have got to know that your behavior was unacceptable. We get that it happened 6-months ago and that you and Alex have made friends again. That’s great but viewers are seeing this for the first time and based on what we’ve seen with your recent blog and appearance on WWHL you don’t own your bad behavior. So we see it as just another Housewife who has abused Alex McCord and she has forgiven them without explanation or apology. You brought up season one and we watched as Alex was slammed by Ramona, Luann, Jill and Bethenny. I personally thought it was awful to watch and what you’ve done is awful to watch as well so that was a bad comparison for you to point to.
I hope that you’ll take this in the spirit of which it is intended because I really was a fan, Sonja, I hope that you can somehow redeem yourself. Fuckin’ apologize already! (excuse my French)
Real Housewives of DC
Although The Real Housewives of DC have been cancelled, the cast remains entertaining, Rich Amons tweeted this after Jill Zarin’s poll recount demand:
Apparently Cindy Barshop’s business has hit Rich’s funnybone as well:
RichAmons: Phones are BeDazzled, Women ar VAJazzled and men are JunkJazzled, it all makes sense when u think about it ;)
Cat Ommanney has remained very active on the social networks and will appear on Watch What Happens Live for the Royal Wedding episode, she tweeted to Andy:
@CatOmmanney TO @BravoAndy – You OK with a union jack bikini for @WWHL on 28th? #justasking…
Cat’s book seems to be selling well, she’s getting a lot of positive feedback and great reviews on Amazon.com
An interview with Lynda of DC:
Rumor has it Salahi is in talks with Playgirl, who would like to bet Playgirl goes bankrupt if this happens.
Real Housewives of Las Vegas? It could happen…
Congratulations to Bethenny Frankel, her book “A Place Of Yes” is on the New York Times Bestseller List and she is currently on a much needed 2-week vacation. (any Tweets and Facebook posts you see while Bethenny is away are being posted by her assistant, Julie)
Come on back and chat about the show during The Real Housewives of Orange County tonight! It’s fun!
Correction: In a previous blog I noted that Sonja Morgan stated Luann deLesseps wedding gown is in a museum. It was actually Kelly’s gown that Sonja said was in a museum. Sorry for the error.
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Until Next Time…