I Hate Jill Zarin Pregnant In Heels

I Hate Jill Zarin                                      Pregnant in Heels  by Quincy IL

Robyn is going to have her baby in 4 to 5 weeks.  She called Rosie Pope because she is getting married and needs a wedding dress.  Originally, the couple, Robyn and Mark, was going to have a LA wedding where they had their child and later married, but their family wanted a shot gun wedding.  Robyn had frozen her eggs at 37 and one year later she met Mark.  They decided to fertilize the eggs and she became pregnant the first time.  Rosie draws a design for a dress and Robyn agrees with the design.

Michele is having her second baby.  She would like to ask Lord Edgar Wedgwood, her employer to be the godfather of her daughter.  Michele is the Director of Public Relations for Waterford/Wedgwood which makes high end China.  Michele is married to John, who we don’t meet.  We do meet her day husband and work mate, Stephen.   Michele says that the three of them are having this baby.    Lord Wedgwood is a member of the House of Lords and the Darwin family.  If he agrees to be the godfather of the baby, the baby will have access to the royal world and centuries of tradition.   Rosie Pope is the perfect person to help Michele as she is a Baroness.

Steven and Michele will help prepare a British tea with traditional foods: scones, spotted dick (custard like dessert,) and sandwiches.  The tea will be Wedgwood tea prepared in a tea cup with one spoon of tea for each person and one for the pot.

Robyn and her partner, Mark, live on the Upper East Side with their dogs.  Their first date lasted 30 hour and they were engaged after one year.  Mark helps Rosie put sandals on her swollen feet and he calls her the Good Year Blimp.  Rosie arrives and asks questions of Robyn.  Robyn has developed gestational diabetes. She gained 80 lbs.  Robyn blames this on the IVF treatments and being depressed.  Rosie is concerned about the candy and cake in the apartment.  She feels Robyn is in danger and is eating too much.

Michele goes to prep school to learn British customs.  You do not compliment the British person. It makes them uncomfortable.  Michele said this will be difficult as she really admires the Lord.  When the Lord stops eating, you also stop.  After you walk up to greet him, you walk backwards to your chair.

Rosie goes to Robyn’s apartment with a nutritionist, Marissa.  They go to Robyn’s kitchen and take foods that they have concerns to show Robyn and Mark.  They throw those foods away. Robyn claims that she does not eat those foods, but a bit is out of the cupcake and Robyn took that bite.  Robyn is upset and she says, “Whether I want to eat it or not.  It’s my choice.”

Rosie asks Robyn and Mark to meet her in Central Park in workout clothes. Robyn has not worked out for one year. In the park, they meet with a fitness trainer and do exercises for pregnant women.  Robyn has difficulties, but she should be able to do those exercises.  They do squats and work with rubber bands on their legs.

In Rosie’s apartment, Rosie and her husband prepare to go the IVF Clinic for the insertion of eggs into her own uterus. This may be the day that Rosie becomes pregnant and she is concerned.

There is one week to Robyn’s wedding and they are working on her wedding dress.  Robyn comes for a fitting and they made the dress large because they did not know what size s would be at the time of the wedding. It’s easier to cut down a dress than have it too small. Robyn does not like the dress. She says it looks like a night gown.
Michele and Steven are doing their homework.  They don’t know how to cook, but they are following Rosie’s recipes for the food.  They fail on their first attempt and try a second time.

Rosie has a rare night off and is spending time with her young son when Robyn calls.  Robyn took the wedding dress to her tailor and he cut the dress up. Now, her left breast pops out of the dress. The dress is ruined and she asks Rosie to solve the problem.

Michele and Steven come to Rosie’s clothing store to find the proper maternity dress for the occasion.  LT has Michele try on a light colored dress, but Steven says she looks washed out and it’s his job to dress Michele.  Steven makes a comment about LT’s jump suit and LT says Stephen wishes he could wear a jump suit. Rosie rolls her eyes. The dress is dark in color and it looks quite proper for the event.

Rosie made arrangements for the tea at Belvedere Castle in Central Park. The table is set when Rosie arrives. She tries the dessert, spotted dick, and does not like it. She tells them to offer that after they have an answer from the Lord.  The sandwiches have crust and she tells them to cut that crust off.  The table looks rather messy.
At the wedding, there is chaos. There are dogs barking and the bridesmaids, in purple dresses are yelling at each other and at the bride.  The bride is yelling back.  Rosie brings 3 dresses from her shop and the bride likes one of them.  During the chaos, a dog gets upset and urinates on the train of the dress.  They clean it and the bride tells a bridesmaid to be nice to her dog.

The Lord of Wedgwood arrives.  He is an older gentleman with a friendly smile. Michele and Stephen greet him and walk backwards. The Lord asks them what they are doing. They serve the Lord Wedgwood tea and he asks for a piece of the dessert, spotted dick.  He, like Rosie, does not like the taste.  He does enjoy the tea.  Michele asks the Lord to be the godfather of her daughter and he smiles, stands, and hugs her. He said that he felt honored.  The tea was a success.
The Jewish wedding is near the water.  There are flowers and a canopy with flowers.  The bridesmaids walk in followed by the dogs.  Robyn walks down the aisle with her mother.  Mark said that she was beautiful.  Mark steps on a glass.  Everyone is happy.
Outside of the wedding, Rosie takes a phone call from her physician. The pregnancy test is positive, but that could be from the hormone treatment so no one knows the outcome of the procedure.  Rosie has to wait several more days and have more tests. She wipes a tear as she turns away from the camera.

One week later, Rosie rushes to Robyn’s house as Robyn has to have an emergency c section.  The baby is in the breach position.  When Mark’s mother arrives, they travel with Rosie to the hospital. Mark is babbling and Robyn is crying out in pain.  Their daughter is born.  Her name is Camden Rose. The mother and child are healthy, but the mother still has eating issues. The parents are calm and loving.
Rosie meets Michele and her baby in a park.  The baby, Elle, is beautiful.  Lord Wedgwood comes to see his godchild and he asks permission to hold her.  He visits the child afterwards and thinks she is a beautiful baby.
The ingredients for spotted dick are:
·         115g / 4oz raisins
·         55g / 2oz currants
·         75g /3oz dark brown sugar
·         Grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
·         225g / 8oz self-raising flour plus extra for dusting
·         115g /4oz shredded suet  animal fat
·         Pinch of salt
·         55ml /2 fl oz

This is what it should look like

Great Job Quincy!   Thank you for all that you do!!!  Lynn~

I have to throw in my two cents, as usual.  The first mommy-to-be treated her husband like a doormat, that was completely disgusting to watch.  When this crazy woman took her wedding gown to a dry cleaners, if I were Rosie, I would have walked away.  It was completely ridiculous watching her scream at her mother-in-law as well.  What a horrible woman!

The second mommy-to-be was using this man simply to say that she had a “Lord” as Godfather to her child.  She had no proper ties to him and by rights the man should have turned down this “honor”.  That was a disgrace to watch this woman abuse her relationship with the Lord by cornering him with this request.  How could he say no as the camera’s rolled?  I am honestly surprised he didn’t ask for time to think about it so that he could bow out gracefully.

I’m not sure if I like this show or not.  It isn’t exactly offensive but it certainly isn’t “must see TV” either.  What do you think?

Yesterday Jill Zarin appeared on Wendy Williams, I will say that Jill did not bring up the subject of Bethenny, Wendy asked Jill about it.  I understand that these shows insist on asking these types of questions, they’re looking for big stories and they want their show to be the topic of discussion.  Jill was better, she didn’t say it was a “fake friendship” or slam Bethenny in any way for a change so I have to give her credit for that.

Her look, however, should get someone fired!  If her PR / Stylist team let her go on National television looking like that, they are just mean cruel people.  Here’s what happened.  Jill appeared on WWHL a few weeks back wearing that ridiculous Spanx wanna be top and 80’s high pony tail with the fake hair.  She tweeted a photo of herself holding a bottle of Moet.

Wendy Williams tweeted back to Jill, “you have to wear that look when you come on my show next week!”  Wendy, you crafty devil you, nice job!  Jill arrives at Wendy Williams in a similar get up only this time the top was red and black and she did (thank you!) wear a jacket over the top.  She arrives with two bottles of Moet and announces that they are donated.  Jeeze Jill, you can’t even buy a bottle of wine for Miss Wendy?  How cheap are you?

Jill answered questions about her new face insisting that she did not go under the knife but instead got a liquid facelift using injectibles.

Jill talks about Alex, it could have been worse, she did slip and tell Wendy that she should have Alex on her show to answer any questions about plastic surgery/injectibles but I thought it was pretty disrespectful for Jill to say that she was happy that Real Housewives of DC was cancelled.  Someday it will happen to you Jill Zarin and let’s see how you feel about it.

Jill and Wendy played a game of describe/guess the Real Housewife, the best had to be when Wendy described the “New York housewife who is forever a teenager” and Jill guessed herself.  bwahahahah  Get a grip Jill.  (of course it was everyone’s favorite 42-year old with the mind of a 13-year old Kelly Bensimon)

Bethenny appeared on The Nate Berkus show yesterday and I was really impressed by how well she came off, she was confident and funny.  The way host Nate Berkus looked at her was with obvious admiration and respect.   She did great!

You can watch a clip here:


A Local Wayne, New Jersey site introduces us to newest NJ Housewife:

Resident Kathy Wakile Joins the Cast of “The Real Housewives of NJ” – Wayne, http://patch.com/A-gH16

I have no idea what kind of housewife Kathy is going to be, but based on every photo that I’ve seen of her I have just one bit of advice.  Step away from the eyeshadow!  WOW!

I think every photo that I’ve seen of Kathy, she’s wearing eye makeup that is just gobbed on, it seems to be a 1st season typical mistake that housewives make.  By season two they tend to hire stylists and become raving bitches.

Sonja Morgan vs. Alex McCord

Speaking of 2nd Season Fever and raving bitches, Sonja Morgan continues to deal with the wrath of Twitter members, she can thank Bravo for re-running that episode several times a day.  As people see it for the first time or watch it and get angry at her all over again, they take to their Twitter account.

Tomorrow night Bravo will air Episode Three and it doesn’t look as though things will improve at all for Ms. Morgan.  She continues to remind viewers that she and Alex have made peace but it isn’t going to matter much when she insults Alex on screen again tomorrow night.

Apparently Danielle Staub has been fired from her show “Social” on WealthTV.  Did anyone even watch it?


Tonight Bravo airs a new episode of Top Chef Masters, we’ll have your recap here tomorrow by our very own Harvey the 6ft white rabbit with genius research skills and a quick wit.

Until Next Time…

Update:  Some interesting quotes from a recent Jill Zarin interview:


Jill Zarin:  No. I wouldn’t say that. And the word bullying gets thrown around a lot. I was more inspired by the death of Tyler Clementi than that. But what happened on the show did bring up pain from high school, so I guess it played a role.


Jill Zarin:  No. I don’t drink.


Jill Zarin:  If she asked me! Oh my god, she doesn’t want to hear me sing though. I’m pretty good at Hotel California, if I do say so. Luann has a new video coming out, and there are a few guest appearances you’ll have to keep an eye out for. But not all the ladies got asked to be in it, so expect some drama on the show!

You can read the entire interview here:


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423 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Pregnant In Heels

  1. error404 says:

    re: Jill’s new look.

    Typical Jill. She tries a new look. Pretty much gets like 99.9% negative feedback. Digs her heels in and insists on continuing look until other are forced to agree with her, which they never will.

    She’s gone down with so many sinking ships it’s a wonder she hasn’t drowned yet. “change” is a word Jill doesn’t recognize.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill’s lack of bangs to show off her injected face is a fashion don’t – but yeah, true to form she likes to show off what she buys!

  2. cabbie413 says:

    Am i the only one who skipped right over Pregnant In Heels recap?

    I can’t wait until Thursdays RHONY. I’d love to see what plays next. I’m also loving that Jill isnt in many of the episodes, but that snake Luann is slithering in every scene.

    • HD says:

      No. Admittedly I did as well. I don’t really watch that show and this is my own personal opinion, I don’t feel like watching a bunch of rich women act so lost when it comes to having a baby. I saw a little bit of a show about a focus group for names and I thought that was so dumb. I can’t watch that show.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        I cannot watch it either. Makes me sick to think of all the people these rich idiots could help by donating that money to people who really need it. They obviously have so much they don’t know what to do with it but make people who don’t have money to throw around feel worse.
        I know a great name that they’ll love: Tax Deduction~lol

        • viki55 says:

          I agree, it is hard to watch the idiots. I stopped watching after the 1st show. But, it is their money, they earned it, and they should be able to spend it however they wish. I am not into income redistribution.

          • lovemamaearth says:

            Me too. Disgusting if they really act that way and disgusting if they’re just pulling our leg to make money.

        • @tweatcyn says:

          I just don’t get how unprepared they are so late in the game. I mean, get a clue. Ask questions of your nurse/doctor at prenatal visits, read some books, google about it. No way I’d be so lacking in curiosity or preparedness for such a major life occasion.

          • floridagirl88 says:

            Do you remember that woman who was having her first baby and her dog attacked the baby’s toys and she did nothing to stop it. It was sort of oh well, that’s what the dog does. My first thought was will she even care if the dog attacks her baby?! She and her husband didn’t want to make changes to their apartment to accommodate a baby. It’s hard show to watch because the “clients” are so clueless about real life. Plus it’s hard to understand Pope’s speech.

      • sugarmagnolia10 says:

        I think if you need a baby concierge, you should not have a baby….I couldn’t stand when Bethenny did her stupid classes….I didn’t like the manufactured funny that BGM supplied in regards to baby stuff. It’s not rocket science. I was truly disappointed at the episode when neither B or Jason could not get the car seat out of the car. I have 3 kids, all still in car seats, and trust, every seat on the market has a HUGE lever for release. You can’t really get baby in the car without knowing how to get her out. It’s the same step! And it’s right under the freaking handle…..I’m sorry, you can be smart and business like without feigning ignorance about a car seat. It doesn’t make you more of a mogul, it’s just common sense.

        • CJAddictedNow says:

          I swear I am not an idiot, and I agree about the baby classes, but I have to admit I fought those damn carseats with both of my grandchildren! I don’t know what it is about them, but if I see one now I start to sweat! Just sayin’.

          • Cheri says:

            I had no problem with the car seats for my grandkids but those strollers are a whole different matter!

            • sugarmagnolia10 says:

              I’m sure you’re not an idiot! I admit that baby-gear can be humbling! As grandparents, that’s a different story! You’re not actually buying, testing, putting together the stuff. But B took a car seat class (apparently women in Manhatten can’t read directions so they must hire someone to read the directions to them…ie. Rosie Pope). With all of her smarts, the car seat with it’s huge lever was beyond her. And Jason…he’s not getting a pass either. Which makes me think it was all manufactured….If you really can’t figure out how to get out of the car seat, there is a simple solution. Unclick the baby and take the baby out of the car…..

          • PJ says:

            I agree. My friends struggle with their grandchildren’s car seats ever time they put them in or take them out. My sister could never master my daughter’s stroller and it was pretty simple to use. The first time my husband and I changed our daughters diaper we panicked. It isn’t always as easy as it looks.

            • sugarmagnolia10 says:

              getting car seats in and out of cars is a different topic. Car seats stay in the car. The baby comes out of the car. In the example I sited, Bryn was in a newborn seat, that clicks into a base in the car. You literally cannot put the child safely in the base without an understanding of how they get out. I’m not joking, the lever on those seats is the width of the seat. All grandparents get a pass, because if you’re a grandparent, most likely your kids never were in a car seat. And, you also didn’t just spend time on research recently on car seats. New parents do…they have friends, they even take classes….

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I did as well. I tried to watch the show last night, but started reading a book instead. Snooooooooze.

    • plainviewsue says:

      I watched the first episode of Pregnant In Heels, thought it was good, then the second episode started putting me to sleep, so I’m done. I also skipped right down to Lynn.

      Jill’s face looked so stiff yesterday; remind me to NOT go to her doctor. She needs her bangs back. Very unattractive.

      I thought it was very mean of both Wendy and Jill to say they were happy RHODC was cancelled. After 2 episodes of RHONY without Bethenny, I can’t say the same fate won’t happen to that show!!!!

      Watched the TV Land awards, and I have to say Louann looked stunning. Being in love definitely agrees with her. As for Jill, OMG she so needs to fire her stylist.

      • chismosa says:

        yes Jill needs her bangs back STAT. Luann did have fun but her bf does not STOP DANCING wherever there is music. He has a very St. Tropez/ Ibiza/ Mykonos gay dance -vibe if you ask me. He’s like a maniac. (and i love to dance so i don’t knock it)

    • error404 says:

      No. Anything written about that show loses my interest by the first g in the tile. LOL

    • klmh says:

      Me too. Rosie’s speech impediment is distracting, but putting up with hormonal pregnant demanding bitchy women wouldn’t be something I would enjoy.

      • chismosa says:

        it’s a toss-up for me between Rosie’s speech impediment and the pregnant women. How do these women go back to their jobs (if they work) or daily lives and not feel so embarrassed?

        i had a lisp when younger and my mother sent me to speech therapy classes and i speak my s’s like it’s no one’s business now, so i take her speech very personally. why couldn’t you get that FIXED when you were younger!!!???

        • vilzvet says:

          Is it a lisp or is it her diction? The marbly thing she does indicates the latter…she’s a talking trainwreck.

        • Sammysmom says:

          My son had a lisp too. He had a tough time with S,J,R and V. He went to a speech therapist for about 1 1/2 school years and he is now. at 16, the announcer of our High School sporting events. Great radio/t.v. voice. I too wonder what her deal is.

    • MaryMac says:

      I skipped it too……not interested.

  3. chismosa says:

    @ERROR- can you please do a succinct a)b)c) rundown of comments/ topics of each blog all the time now?? it would save SO much time!! lol….
    But seriously, it would….


    • housewifeaddict says:

      IDK – some of the responses to the troll were well worth reading in their entirety. Dutchess was on fire last night once Lynn identified the troll as an old “friend”.

      • chismosa says:

        yes i read through them all. Why do these people (Jewish Journal)insist that Lynn does not allow anti/negative comments on here? Blocking others? Where does this woman get her info from ? And why is she working on her holiday? ???????

        • Amber...Real Wife says:


          • chismosa says:

            i mean i literally can come on here and say anything and it WILL BE POSTED. i have had very differing opinions from people here, and i really have not been on the blog for quite some time, i used to post last year and then just returned now– but Lynn is so gracious to me and to everyone. So ridiculous, it just gets under MY SKIN that people have the gall to say that about Lynn’s site!

            • klmh says:

              There have been some posts that have been deleted. They were rude and usually hurtful to other posters, and needed to be removed, imo.

              • kbinldo says:

                I think the posts that have been deleted are those that are direct attacks on other posters.

  4. chismosa says:

    @Quincy: i think you had some very valid points on your analysis of Bethenny in the big novella of the last blog- I see where you are going with that. However, I agree that there is not much more she could have done in SAVING the Jill friendship, but i see parallels in how her friendship was with Jill with maybe what her relationship was with her mother. However, the ending of the relationship with her mother to me, is not the same as ending with a friend like Jill. Remember, we see B has friends from boarding school in Florida from YEARS ago. Now, men issues and leaving men- i have to read the book to get that parallel.
    Remember, we are all attracted to certain people for certain reasons (women marry their fathers, we look for partners who mirror our opposite-sex parent, grow up around alcoholics> gravitate to alcoholics, etc.)
    So something did bring certain people into B’s life for one reason or another.
    I think personally she lucked out immensely in finding Jason.

    I myself believe a lot in astrology and signs and also in birth order, so for a Scorpio (and boy is B a Scorpio!- my favorite sign btw)- only child to find a Virgo youngest child is beyond fantastic for her.
    All people match up for reasons. Fate/God/ the universe- there are plans there you know- not everyone may agree, my own personal theory.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I very much agree that the friendship probably couldn’t have been saved – but I also agree with Q that the ending of the friendship may have led to Jill becoming even more toxic as she was now publicly humiliated, and perhaps a softer ending could have really ended it.

      At the same time – the publicity is good for both of their careers (mainly B’s) so is it really a problem??

      • quincyil says:

        As I said before, it is the way she ended the relationship. Bobby said, “Back away.” to Jilll. He said “Cutting it off,” was not wise.

        I agree with that.

        The world if filled with people you can’t get along with. If you work at the same company and will have events together being cordial is the way to go.

        If that other person continues to be a “bitch” and you are cordial, normal people will see the crazy and you don’t have to tell them about it.

        • 2Stupid says:

          You are minimizing all the things that were going on behind the scenes. Jill would have loved nothing more than to destroy B’s show. B knew she had to get rid of Jill for financial reasons. She was about to have a baby and probably VERY concerned about her financial state.

          • quincyil says:

            I see the horrible things going on behind the scenes because I know how Jill operates. I was trying to find a solution to the never ending battle that Jill is waging.

            What this discussion does prove is you can have a different opinion on this board any day of the week and others will listen and debate without emotions getting into the mix.

            Those who claim this place does not allow free thought have been proven incorrect again.

        • PJ says:

          Quincy Jill ended the friendship.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      omg- totally agree with you astrologically. I really like Jason but when I found out he was a Virgo- I breathed a sigh of relief for Bethenny. Nice solid Earth sign to balance out her Water.

      But he also lucked out. he NEEDS her watery presence in his life so her isn’t such a stick in the mud. He is a strong person, and she is a strong person. But together they are stronger than seperately. Good team.

      • chismosa says:

        yup and i know there are other factors to put in here, like their Mars/Venus signs and of course, moon and rising signs but basically=== fantastic match.

  5. chismosa says:

    For Nate to have B on for almost 30 minutes- speaks VOLUMES as to how much he loves her. That is a ton of time to have one guest on

    • lovemamaearth says:

      And she fielded questions like a talk show personality would. Good test & she passed with flying colors imo.

      I’m glad she dumped Jill. I hope they don’t go to the same parties with the snakes etc.

      OT —- I don’t like the Kardashians AT ALL but got caught up in Lamar & Khloe recently. That Lamar is a sweet, logical, classy guy and I think Khloe is good for him in some respects. I wish the rest of the Kardashians would disappear from the tv screen though.

      • Noreen says:

        The K family has way to much exposure. It seems to have slowed a little. But the time we are done with three older girls, the two Jenner sisters wil be reving up. Give us some peace!

  6. butterisafruit says:

    I’ve made Spotted Dick quite a few times. And it didn’t look that nice LOL.
    It’s a nice soft white sponge cake with plumped raisins or currents. I use a 9 X 9 inch pan. so when you slice it it’s in squares. Then you pour the most delicious warm lemoney cream over it. Some people use lemon curd, but we like the creamy stuff. It’s a nice treat.

    • vilzvet says:

      Really? It just doesn’t look appetizing to me, but I’ll take your word for it. I have made lemon curd once before and it is delicious.

      • butterisafruit says:

        mine isn’t like that one at all. I use egg whites and white sugar. That one looks very heavy, of course it’s probably the right way to make it. It’s the warm sauce that makes it good.
        I’m sure homemade lemon curd would be even better. I got to get this image out of my mind. My taste buds are getting excited.

      • @tweatcyn says:

        Mmmmmmm, lemon curd [Homer Simpson voice]

        • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

          I make a killer lemon cake with lemon curd. Make a yellow cake (round) and then get a jar of lemon curd. Put the lemon curd in a bowl and whip it with your mixer for about a minute or so and it becomes lighter and almost like an icing texture. cut the round cakes in half (to make 4 small layers) and spread the lemon curd inbetween the layers. make a vanilla butter cream icing, but instead of the vanilla use 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2-3 teaspoons of lemon extract (keep tasting for your preferred lemon flavor strength) and ice the outside with this lemon buttercream. It is really fantastic. You can also use fresh raspberries between the layers on top of the lemon curd—it is a real summer treat!

          • vilzvet says:

            I’m going to make this…thanks. I’m a bakeaholic.

          • Mookies1mom says:

            So glad I was already eating when I read your post! I made a pecan pie this morning for a friends birthday, his request. It’s calling my name!

          • @tweatcyn says:

            OMG, I want to eat that right now! Lemon cake, meringe pie, squares-All my favorites. I will be making that asap. Thanks DODL

      • SusieQ says:

        When Rosie tried it she said it wasn’t good but thought the Lord would appreciate the effort. When he ate it his face was priceless!!! Poor man!! I laughed out loud!!! He seemed very anxious to take them up on their sandwich offer immediately!!! LOL!! What a gracious man. He looked like he ate sand!! I was surprised they didn’t show him downing gallons of his wedgewood tea to get rid of the taste!!

  7. chismosa says:

    the new housewife on NJ: Kathy- is she related to Teresa? I saw that somewhere, but not sure. They have similar widely-spaced huge light eyes.

    Sonja- i am telling you they are setting up some sort of Sonja redemption storyline. I am hoping they stick to this minimal Jill airtime thing – Australia trip or not.

    I know i know i am in the minority here but as evil and gross as Danielle was on NJ- the pompousness of Caroline(backer)- {thanks to whoever coined that}— and how she despised Danielle makes me wish she was on this season! Also for how much she riles up Teresa. I know i know, minority here.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I think she’s T’s cousin (but they don’t get along).

      • chismosa says:

        i know the other one is her relative, the one that looked like that girl from the OC (from the first season, that orginially dated ‘Slade’-forgive me i don’t watch OC)- Melissa? Her sister in law. So then Teresa has two relatives on? Wow

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      nope I agree with you!
      But honestly, I think for Danielle’s emotional health (small though it may be) she SHOULD be off the show. Who could take all of that abuse?

      • chismosa says:

        makes me sort of wish all the HW’s shows would end soon. How much more really? I mean- Dallas or Houston, Chicago, maybe? (ps i think Lea Black from Miami was so miscast on Miami- she was so very Texas IMO)
        From the Bravo upfronts it seemed that Bravo is really going to focus on very Pregnant in Heels- themed type shows, meaning- a topic, say, NY real estate, and run with it. A stylist, and run with it. (more than just Rachel Zoe)
        I feel they are going to shift. Andy is such a joke with regards to ‘Housewives’ sometimes with comedians. Now with Comcast/ NBC really running things with Bravo, i think major programming changes are ahead.
        Hope Bethenny stays on, but then again, not with Bryn older, i don’t agree with that. I know she is on again one more year for sure.

    • homer says:

      Oh, I’m with you. I only watched because Danielle entertained me. I hate Teresa & Caroline so much I don’t think I can watch now.

  8. error404 says:

    OT, but I tried watching “Drecue Me” last night. It looked promising, but e gads, so bad I had to shut it off after the first 10 minutes! What is it with TV and histrionic women? It’s a dress, not cancer research!

  9. WindyCityWondering says:

    The problem I have with PIH is the vapidness of these mothers to be. One gained 80 lbs and blamed everything except her hand going to her mouth. The whole Lord as a godparent was rude and add to the fact that her husband wouldn’t even appear on the show was interesting. Rosie is going through her own pregnancy drama – I wish her luck with that but this show doesn’t appeal to me or hold my interest. Thanks Quincy for paying attention to the details of this boring one season wonder.

    • quincyil says:

      The numbers of viewers is really low. 500,000 plus and dropping. I think people must have enjoyed her teaching Bethenny about the car seat and Bravo went with that concept.

      It doesn’t bother me to watch the shows and take notes. I look at tissue samples and take notes too.

      Bravo usually lets their shows run their first season, but I don’t think we will see Rosie Pope or those pregant women next year.

    • TLM says:

      Maybe I’m not clear on the concept of choosing godparents, but I thought it’s to choose someone who would care for your children if you and your spouse die prematurely. So who would pick an 80-yr old man, and who would pick their boss?? (Actually, I know someone who also chose their boss because it was “job security.” I thought that was really short-sighted and no guarantee of employment besides.) And why that woman say, “WE want you to be our godfather” when you’re sitting there with your gay best friend? Where the hell is your husband?? It was kind of like Dwight standing in for Phaedra’s husband. Creepy.

      The only other part I saw was the beginning of the show with the heavyset pregnant woman, and I swore her husband was gay. I didn’t stick around to see her screaming at everyone like they showed in the previews. Who walks into a bridal store at 9mos pregnant and says they have to get married in 4 weeks before the baby? At 9mos she could have had the baby any day, or at the ceremony. Did she not think she should be having her wedding at 3, 4, or 5 months if she wanted to do it before the baby? Not to mention that she had gained so much weight from bingeing during the pregnancy, and knew she was going to have to get into a wedding dress. Of course you gain weight during a pregnancy, but no one is supposed to gain 80 lbs.

      • quincyil says:

        I think the godparent is supposed to guide the child through life. It seems a royal godparent is good for your Ivy League college application and your first job resume.

        So Rosie is a Baroness. I am not sure what that is, but it means you know how to cook with suet/lard.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I thought godparents were a faith based honor – they promise to guide the child in their faith. A guardian is the person who will legally raise your children should you die and a legal document, like a will, specifies who the guardians are.

        • Sus says:

          I always thought godparents were chosen for help guiding the kid’s spirituality.

          I kept thinking about Taylor and Adrienne in the godparent scene.

          We picked our best friends (nobodies).

    • Debbie says:

      I just read the comments on JZ’s Bravo blog…Blatantly pro Jill. I think all but one was a gushing rant. Then there was yours! Subtly at it’s finest. Good job!

    • BlueEyedGirl says:

      I wish they would’ve done that with Shawn instead.. I think he’s awesome and would have an amazing show and it would be extremely more interesting than these women.. I didn’t watch any episodes but the most recent and I was disgusted and couldn’t wait for it to end..

  10. I agree with you Lynn, it was disrepectful of Jill to say that she was glad that RHODC was cancelled. The ratings for the first two episodes of RHONY have not been too good. If they continue to decline, they might get cancelled too. Be careful Jill, karma is going to bite you in the behind.

    • quincyil says:

      She also said it with Miami and I hope those women come back and show Jill a thing or two.

  11. AZ Girl says:

    Thanks Quincy for taking another bullet last night. PIH is really dumb. Take a nice ride on one of your horses and air out all the vapid behavior you had to witness watching that show.

  12. butterisafruit says:

    Jill’s look reminds me of an old Go Go Dancer from Where the Action Is. I can see her hopping around to the tunes of the Dave Clark Five.
    It’s more of a costume than a look. Either that or she’s trying to immitate Fran Fine on The Nanny.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I do not want to see Jill bend over and shake a tail feather – no way, no how!

    • error404 says:

      I think whoever said she looked like a rollerderby woman was spot on! They used to have their own tv show back in the 60/70s and the girls all had Jill’s ‘biker chick who would kick you butt’ look.

      In the UK, teen girl gangs in the projects started sporting that tight tight pulled back PT or bun look and people started jokingly referring to it as “council facelift” (council = local gov. that subsidizes low income housing)

      • quincyil says:

        1960s roller derby… that was me… Her hair and the outfits looks just like the team uniforms from the TV shows. I must have watched them as I have memories of women throwing each other out of the rink wearing Jill’s clothes and sporting her ponytail. They would rank on each other’s hair too. Many of them were attractive women. They remind me of women warriors like the Spartan women or Amazons.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        @ Error

        Jill is Vicky Pollard. LOL

        Introducing Jill…

  13. AZ Girl says:

    Jill’s comment about DC being canceled was rude. Cat needs to get on NY and straighten Jillzy out.

    • katiecoo says:

      Bring on her Andy’s show and let her at her with a cocktail in her hand. 😀

    • quincyil says:

      I wonder if Jill has issues with Cat O inviting Lynn to the NYC book signing. Only Alex, Simon and Andy attended. You know others in NYC were probably around.

  14. WindyCityWondering says:

    RHNJ – Teresa apparently doesn’t have good relationships with either Melissa or Kathie – Bravo had to give Teresa people to “fight” with since she really doesn’t fit the Manzo family model. SO this season will be more Animal Planet than Housewives.

  15. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Re: B backing away from Jill slowly…

    Totally disagree! Bethenny tried to make peace with Jill on several occasions and was met with a resounding “I’m done, we’re done, who’s done, we’re all done”. Jill wanted to destroy Bethenny’s career, slandering her, sabotaging her show, stealing her side jobs…you know, that old chestnut. Bethenny tried to call a truce because as she told Ramona something lie, Jill won’t lose, if we win she won’t stop

    • error404 says:

      May God forgive me for giving this rotting horse corpse a swift kick, but….

      I know Qunicy has had power outages before, so she must have missed whole sections of s3 RHONY. The part where B sat down to lunch with Jill for no apparent reason other than to give the bitch her say, be cordial and not look like anything but a saint willingly entering the lion’s den for one more potential attack. Then at R’s renual she was very cordial to Jill, when IRL 99.9% of us would have spent the entire day completely ignoring Jill’s existence. Jill didn’t show up to Sonja’s art party after st John because she’s a true coward at heart, but all the women would have been cordial to her had she. R even made a point of showing up to Jill’s skating fiasco even though Jill had given her plenty of reason why never to speak to her ever again. I seriously doubt B was invited.

      • chismosa says:

        just want to clarify what i meant above when i was talking about this- i agree that B gave Jill ample opportunity when she absolutely, completely did not need to. Jill dug that grave. Jill killed the friendship, i don’t think B ran away from that at all.

        • viki55 says:

          Totally agree. I have had to leave a toxic friend behind and it is never cleanly done but it must be done. Bethenny did a good job of walking away.

        • Amber...Real Wife says:

          Jill refuses to lose. She decided she was going to ruin Bethenny and when that didn’t work she decided she would take Bethenny back. You see Jill is the one who decides when the friendship will resume with her collection of needy misfit friends. Her desire to resume the friendship was strictly to be relevant in B’s upcoming whirlwind wedding, childbirth and pr blitz. When B politely declined, Jill just resumed her attacks this time painting herself as the peacemaker scorned.

          When Jill is doing the humiliating, laughing at B, planting negative stories, spreading rumors, blackballing her from events, life is a cabaret! But when B decided she was okay with being distant Jill lost her shit as fans turned on her and the media joined in. Jill doesn’t accept defeat. She just gears up, get her troops and continues fighting. We see it with B, Alex, Ramona, her endless attempts at self-promotion and still pushing that ridiculous book! She doesn’t give up!

          Lastly Bethenny knew where all the bodies were buried. She knew what Jill was capable of and when she felt the sting firsthand, she was never going to put herself in that position again.

      • quincyil says:

        True true true…yet the war wages on when Jill speaks to Jewish housewives in Chicago’s north suburbs and in every interview Jill goes to on TV. There is no truce when one side continues to battle. Jill is trying to tell everyone that she is not toxic and doesn’t deserve to be thrown out with the trash.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        ok the rotting horse corpse has moved from cat food to glue.

      • PJ says:

        I think Quincy watched another version of RHNY. I watched the same one that you watched.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      On RHNY, Jill and Bethenny had a tv friendship and they had a tv break up. Jill made it very personal and refused to own her dispicable behavior and also tried to hurt Bethenny in real life. Bethenny wisely took the high road and Jill can’t accept the consequences of her actions. Jill is still making excuses that put the blame on Bethenny. Game over!

  16. vilzvet says:

    I made a major furniture purchase yesterday, hope I did the right thing! But I’m excited, hell for all the time I spend on the couch I wanted a new one. The old one is only 8 years old but supposedly most people change their couches after 7 years? Does anyone agree with that…also got a new dinette set, my current is also the same age and has nothing wrong with it, but I fell in love with the one I ordered. On a good note my daughter’s boyfriend’s family is going to happily take my old one as theirs is “shot”, so I feel happy about that.

    • IndianaHousewife says:

      Congratulations – I always enjoy furniture shopping and purchasing. I am also addicted to auctions so I tend to replace/swap things out pretty often.

    • butterisafruit says:

      That’s GREAT, Good for you. And you’re repurposing the old furniture. Excellent. I didn’t know about the 7 year rule but I can go with it. I noticed my 8 yr old couch not having the right support anymore.

      When will they deliver it?

    • viki55 says:

      Nice! I want a new couch so badly!! I had to buy one real fast a few years ago because I needed an extra bed for family here for a funeral. It was a Lazyboy. The bed is great but the couch has really worn out fast, no support at all. What is a good brand to buy for quality?

      • error404 says:

        Sofa’s in my experience come in $1,000 jumps.

        I personally wouldn’t bother with $1,000 sofas like Jennifer convertible because they won’t last, and sofa are a PITA to get rid of, but if that’s what one’s budget dictates, it’s a mute point.

        Crate & Barrel has some good $2,000 sofas and Mitchell/Gold has some really nice $3,000 sofas in the same style IMO.

        for $4,000 and above, Knoll has some nice sofas, but that’s entering “rich folk” territory IMO, so…

        • IndianaHousewife says:

          I totally agree on this, you get what you pay for when it comes to upholstered furniture. Another factor to consider is how it will be used. If you have children who like to “plop” and sprawl and eat on it, or if it is you sitting and reading. As we are able to replace furniture in our house it goes first into the “good” living room, then the family/play room, then give to my two college daughters with their own apartments. Lucky me I do not have the disposal problems. Knew there had to be a benefit for the labor pains of giving birth.

        • TLM says:

          I’ve found great stuff at Raymour & Flanigan. Don’t know if they’re nationwide or not. I know they have the dumb commercials, but they do carry a wide variety of styles & you can pick up some bargains at their clearance centers. http://www.raymourflanigan.com/

          My mother used to make fun of them, but was impressed when she saw my apt. I wasn’t looking for heirloom furniture and can’t afford it anyway. She was sending me to places where each item — a nighttable, a bed frame, a chest of drawers — was $2500. It’s like that was the magic number wherever you went. That wasn’t going to happen. I’m very happy with what I got from them.

        • Kotagirl29 says:

          My Mom worked as a bookkeeper for a large furniture store a long time ago. 17 years ago when she and my stepfather got married they bought a new living room set and she still has it today. Sofa, loveseat, chair, ottoman, two end tables and a coffee table. It is solid oak and has held up beautifully. She has recovered it twice when she gets sick of the “look”, but I don’t think she would even consider replacing it unless springs started poking through. It was VERY expensive. At cost + shipping she still paid over $17,000 for everything. But you get what you pay for. Especially when it comes to something used a lot like furniture.

        • alicia says:

          I ordered mine from Carl’s in florida and they are about ten years old- pricey but I think they have a few years to go. Last weekend I had my son’s b-day party and I just wiped the leather down w/ a slightly soapy towel. I try to buy the most well-constructed things available and then use them forever!

    • error404 says:

      I’d never heard the 7 year rule before, but find it completely ridiculous. Sofas not only vary wildly in quality, but their lifespan will vary greatly due to the specifics of their use. A sofa used once in a blue moon when guests are over will last much longer than a sofa used by small children, a dog, and a slobby husband on a daily basis. LOL

      It’s always nice to update decor and feel like you have a fresh new house. Such a lift! It was great that the old dining table found a nice home. What happened to the old sofa? One of my sofas is 22 years old! LOL It went from living room to den when we moved in the new house 5 years ago, and will probably soon become the family room temporary sofa for my friends new house until they get more settled. I have a feeling that the dog is going to have a fit when she finds out it’s gone. LOL

      • quincyil says:

        I have heard of the 7 year rule. Jill said it on RHNYC. Every 7 years you remodel.

        • error404 says:

          yeah, but she was talking about her face! LOL

          • quincyil says:

            That is the 6 month rule. Every 6 months she has her face injected with fillers. It reminds me of the Star Trek movie where this alien race sat in a a dentist’s chair and had their skilnpulled back and stapled all of the time.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Enjoy your new stuff! I like that you recycled the old items too.

      • vilzvet says:

        Oh good, you’re all making me feel better! The company I’m dealing with a privately owned family company, very well-known on LI, not a chain or department store. There are alot of good names, as long as it comes from North Carolina that is still the capital of furniture in this country. Should come in about 3 weeks since they have to make it. I’m going to put my couch on craigslist, as the important thing is just to get it out of here! I like sectionals, chenille with a chaise and two recliners and the big pillow wedge. I hate leather! It makes you so cold, so chenille it is. Ahhhh…I like the fact that the cushions do not come off, it is all sewn together, solid. The kitchen table is two toned oak and cinnamon, I wanted to bring in some color, I have oak cabinets and buttery walls, and orange and red accents. I also got my daughter new stuff, she is into black now instead of girlie dainty oak, oh well. I got her 3 pieces and a new daybed. I’m done! And you’re right, error, the lifespan must depend upon its use. My living room couches are alot less used then the den so I expect them to last forever. I eliminated the built-in cupholder couch option because that is just asking for trouble!

        • quincyil says:

          I think you have to go to China Town for pillows. Take your camera and find Fabric Stores to shop in.

          I can’t wait for your comments when you get home.

        • justanothermary says:

          Congrats on the new furniture – lucky you!

          I don’t buy the 7 year rule it truly is about quality. My mother still uses the couch that was her parents and I have one that had belonged to my great-aunt. They are reupholstered about every 10 years, but they will last forever. I don’t think they even make furniture of that quality any more.

        • Mookies1mom says:

          The lifetime of my sofa is dictated by how much my cats use it as their scratching post. I like the one I have now but it needs to be recovered at some point.

    • @tweatcyn says:

      I’m Jelly. I’d love to buy a whole new Ethan Allen livingroom.

    • Sammysmom says:

      Good for you!! Congratulations. I don’t know the rule for furniture but I have only had my current one for 2 years and I HATE it. As soon as I can, I am getting a new one. I made the mistake of buying an off brand that looked nice but, you are so correct about time on a couch and needing to enjoy it.

      • IndianaHousewife says:

        Hey Sammysmom, I believe you said in an earlier post you are in Indiana also? How did you fare last night? Good I hope.

        • Sammysmom says:

          I hope it’s okay for me to say that I am in Lafayette. We lost some stuff out back but across town a friend of mine had their garage land on their truck. I’d say we faired pretty well. We were in the basement for about 10 minutes as they sounded the alarms but I am too ansy for that and wanted to watch. How are things in your area?

    • Nancy says:

      You learned that from our dear Jill Zarin. Remember what she said…”You must
      redecorate every 7 yrs.” I’d go and get my old couch back. ha ha

  17. fort lauderdale gay says:

    Lynn and posters:
    I did some further research and found that Jill bought both of NeNe’s hats. Here is a link to the other hat: http://www.charitybuzz.com/causes/889/catalog_items/257100129. I’m steamed at Jill. Jill must know someone that works at charitybuzz to get these items listed. I have googled and googled and have found no 501(c)(3) status for Zarin Family Trust . If it does, my most humble apology. Wouldn’t you think that would be a requirement for Charitybuzz to list an item? If you were to buy one of the hats, how would you verify that the additional proceeds went to a charity? Shouldn’t the hats have been listed on Ebay instead? In these tough economic times, I believe we must use the most stringent standards regarding our charitable donations, so only the truly needy benefit. I don’t believe the Zarin family qualifies. We can and should, make our donations directly to deserving charities, without using the Zarin Family as middle(wo)men.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      ITA – my time and money are given to charities/organizations that are known and vetted. The Zarin Family Trust sounds like NeNe’s Foundation!

    • TLM says:

      OMG. I didn’t watch most of Apprentice so I never saw this hat – what a “peace” of crap!!! The letters look like plastic stick-ons that are falling off. Forget about washing the hat. And who knows about the sequins.

      What I really can’t believe is that is says, “the celebrities were challenged with the task to create and sell their own art. The Real Housewives of New York City star and charitybuzz loyal friend Jill Zarin won this hat and generously donated it to benefit her Zarin Family Trust.”

      Excuse me?? She “generously donated” something where the money goes to HER family?? WTF? How dumb does this woman think we all are?? And does her family trust really need the $100 that badly? Couldn’t Jill have let that one go and actually picked a cause? How about the American Cancer Society?? She made such a big deal of the fact that Bobby had cancer, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of her doing anything for ACS.

  18. @tweatcyn says:

    I am pretty sure that Rosie and the husband are just re-enacting all of this IVF drama for the cameras and is already about 4 months pregnant. I saw a definite baby bump on her in that gray top when she met the woman looking for a wedding dress.

    • klmh says:

      I don’t watch this mess, but I wonder how long it took to find so many pregnant women willing to fork out the bucks for Rosie’s services? Maybe months and months? I would also imagine the sequence is as the housewives shows are, anyway Bravo wants the storyline to follow. jmo though.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Wouldn’t the preggers babes get the services for free in exchange looking bad on tv?

        • klmh says:

          Maybe, I suppose they would like their 15 seconds of making a fool of themselves. I honestly don’t know anymore why people do what they do, especially on Bravo.

  19. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    Good morning all! Well, it rained, is raining and supposed to rain some more. Like the next 5 days straight some more. I am thinking of trading my car in on a canoe. The tornados went a bit north of us, but we had several touch down near us and many warnings that set our weather alert off all night long. Day 2 with little sleep thanks to the storms and my poor puppies freak outs. I just can’t watch PIH. First there is the whole running the show in my usual 11pm Bethenny time frame, then I seriously cannot understand the woman on the show (and I am usually the one who can get through any accent–I can translate Ozzie Ozbourne speak for goodness sake!) and finally the whole concept of the show just annoys me. Maybe it is a “fly over state” thing, but REALLY? Must suck down some coffee now. Have a great day, everyone!

    • fort lauderdale gay says:

      I used to live in the tornado belt, even had a shelter in the back yard. Scary. Good luck and better weather to you!

      • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

        the Hubs grew up in Illinois (Rockford area) and says the storms from his childhood were (and I quote) “wicked!”

        • IndianaHousewife says:

          I grew up within 40 miles of there also, and your husband would be correct. Tornado warnings/watches in the spring were common. Now I take it as a sign that summer is coming!! YEAH!

        • quincyil says:

          Ask him about Crystal Lake High School. The tornado was coming and they put the kids on the busses just as it hit. The laws in IL changed that day. The children must stay in the schools in secured areas until give all clear by the officials.

          The day after that happened, the administrator in Antioch High opened these doors and we went down under the school where the pipes ran for the first time. It was a dungeon, but all 1500 of us, when down there and got into position for the a tornado hit where you tuck you head down and use your hands to protect your neck from glass.

          It’s not fun, but most cities and towns have sirens. I can hear them from my house and I am miles from town. They go off in the middle of the night and you take cover.

          Kansas and OK people will share too. I have been in a five and I don’t want to be in one ever again.

          • Kellita says:

            Oh, my! That’s my kids’ high school and I never heard that story! Fortunately, in the 21 yrs we’ve lived here, we’ve had no close call tornado touch-downs.

    • viki55 says:

      Morning hon. Congrats on your graduation!! Send some of your rain this way! We are in a drought.

      • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

        I will mentally will you every drop that falls from this moment forward! The Ohio river is already cresting to flood level and is expected to absorb this new batch of storms and begin forcing people out of their homes in the next day or 2. Hubs said it is right at bridge level now. It has been a looooong time since the bridges had to be closed, but maybe this will become a history making year. Cinci always has wierd weather this time of year, but this is a bit wet, even for us!

    • @tweatcyn says:

      Duchess< laughing over your "FOS thing" comment

      • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

        Here in the “little culture” states, the peasants are usually concerned with healthy baby, 10 fingers/toes, college funds, proper medical and dental care, schooling etc. These women focusing on hair, makeup, portraits and baby name focus groups are just way out of my league. And I am blog “nobility” LOL

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Too bad TX can’t get some of that rain. Stay safe.

  20. katiecoo says:

    Hit Dan Back weighs in on JZ’s “facelift”. (he’s absolutely hilarious if you don’t know him and a sweetie):


  21. quincyil says:

    Jill made a comment about hipocrisy in her blog. I think she is speaking to Alex and Simon. It can’t be about their support for gay rights because I am very sure they supported that cause for ages and they are sincere.

    From Wikipedia:

    Hypocrisy is an unconscious self-contradiction: a state of incongruence between one’s professed beliefs and feelings and one’s actual beliefs and feelings, or an application of a criticism to others that one does not apply to oneself.

    “Hypocrisy is not simply a lie, saying something which one knows to be false. Neither is it simply failing to practice those virtues that one preaches. Samuel Johnson made this point when he wrote about the misuse of the charge of “hypocrisy” in Rambler No. 14:

    Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for those virtues which he neglects to practice; since he may be sincerely convinced of the advantages of conquering his passions, without having yet obtained the victory, as a man may be confident of the advantages of a voyage, or a journey, without having courage or industry to undertake it, and may honestly recommend to others, those attempts which he neglects himself.[1]
    Thus, an alcoholic’s advocating temperance, for example, would not be considered an act of hypocrisy so long as the alcoholic made no criticism of other alcoholics on the pretense of constant sobriety.”

    Maybe, Jill was slamming Sonja, but on twitter, she said forgetting Simon’s name was a good line. Jill can’t be talking about Luann and Kelly, her BFFs.

    Jill put her sentence about hipocrisy in the middle of a discussions of blogs. Is it possible that this is addressed to us?

    Here are the sentences in question:
    “I really enjoyed filming Season 4. I met Cindy and my relationships grew stronger with most of the girls. I don’t think it is productive to go back in time and say I wish I said this or that. I also don’t want to bash and nitpick every word any of the ladies said. Why bother? The show is fun to watch and if I think something big needs to be said, I will say it. But I think I will leave all the drama on the show. Maybe I will change my mind, but that’s how I feel right now.

    I will say I think there is a lot of hypocrisy going on. Let’s see what you find. I love reading the fan blogs and will recommend them on Twitter and Facebook. Yours are even better than anything I could come up with, so please tweet me or leave me a message on jillzarin.com, and I will check it out!”

    I actually think she is slamming us. rotfl… It didn’t occur to me for ages as I kept looking at Alex, Simon and Sonja so it’s not paranoia as it took days to come up with this explanation of her comment. rotfl.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I am waiting for the I love the housewives blog to blow up into a “bloggate”. When it first went up, I visited and saw a comment that said “Hi sis” from JZ. Have not been back since and won’t give them a hit. Jill is getting shredded on the internet and soon she will be interviewed/guest blogger on her facade blog. Jill will continue to rail against Lynn’s blog as it is her nature. Anyone who comes here out of curiosity and reads the comments will quickly see that it is well written, thoughtfully posted to and not spewing hateful vitrol nor is it confined to hating JZ.

      • quincyil says:

        Well, @gingerzarin is lisanewengland… we know that.

        It was on Lynn’s tweet line… from someone who had saved that evidence.

        Jill uses big words, but I don’t know if she knows what they mean. It sure looks like she is talking about blogs since her sentence is surrounded by comments on blogs.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Jill’s dog has been honored with TWO twitter names and I don’t want anyone to be confused.

          @GingerZarin is not in any way tied to Jill Zarin and is hysterically funny

          @RealGingerZarin IS tied to Jill Zarin as she immediately recognized this Twitter character before it’s first tweet. Meaning she had to know it would be kind to her before the name was even created. In other words it is her or a friend/family member of hers. Plus, no sense of humor whatsoever!

          The second one is known to be one in the same as @LisaNewEngland

  22. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    This one gives a whole new meaning to Bethenny’s “Grab your balls” expression!

  23. Adgirl says:

    I must be in a minority here – I like Rosie Pope. I just don’t care for her client’s or really the whole baby concierge thing. I’d rather watch her do something else, like run her business and design maternity clothes.
    I do know why she has that lispy accenty thing but I think it’s real. I tried to find her bio online after her comment where she said something to the effect of “I used to be a Baroness” in the past tense. I took that as a failed marriage to a Baron. I’m not even sure if she is British, but I assume she is because her Bravo bio says she moved here to be a model after studying dance in London.
    I did find out that she had a baby boy in February, which is her 2nd child! She already had an older boy. Did I miss that on the show?
    Also, she was a neuroscientist (huh?)! She hated it and her husband suggested the maternity wear line (after she complained about not finding attractive fashions during her own pregnancy) and that’s how she ended up in the field.

    I don’t like the contrived conflicts on the show. I find the whole premise insulting to pregnant women and the show especially makes their husbands look like fools or jerks.

    I do like her and wish Bravo would switch gears and focus on the business aspect on developing a new style of business in NY. But Bravo doesn’t like that. Bravo likes to have their stars participate in a contained sitcom – 2 or 3 storylines per episode. The clients are the guestfools and the star is the disgusted hero.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I like HER- but the show is unwatchable-IMHO of course.

    • Casey says:

      Hi Adgirl,
      I actually like this show as well. I think Rosie was really smart and found a niche to fill in NYC and is probably making a fortune off of these rich women. It is really entertaining watching these women and their outrageous requests.

  24. LynnNChicago says:

    New information in the blog added at the end. Take a look 🙂

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      So now Jill is insinuating that she was bullied in HS. And that there is an all out war between cast member because some weren’t offered walk on parts in LuAnn’s new video.

      excuse me… I need to go lie down… All of the drama…it’s just all too much for me…

      • aquamarinecandy-o83 says:

        I think I remember reading somewhere that LuAnn had invited all the housewives to participate in the shoot, but Alex, Ramona and Sonja said no.

        • lovemamaearth says:

          That silly Ustream thing? Or another video?

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            oh no! So much more important than that!

            It’s LuAnne’s music VIDEO! you know the one that when the casting calls went out- huge lines formed for block and blocks filled with middle aged Botox’d ladies looking for their chance to play in video with their idol, the world renowned Songstress/Countess LuMann

  25. quincyil says:

    Barons and Baronesses seem to be at the bottom of the barrel for English Peerage and there are a lot of them in Wikipedia.

    I assume Pope is her married name as I did not see Baroness Pope anywhere.

    I am surprised she is not helping Andy with the Royal Wedding or going to the wedding herself.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      The show was clear that she used to be a “Baroness” I don’t know how one becomes and then stops being a Baroness but she was clear that she no longer holds that title

      • quincyil says:

        Someone suggested that she was married before. Like the Countess.

      • PJ says:

        It had to be through marriage. She must have married a Baron and they divorced. As long as she remained single she held the title as a courtesy title. When or if she remarried she lost the title. If you’re born into a title you keep it.

  26. TLM says:

    This was in an article today on Famecrawler about Bethenny:

    “After having a C-section to deliver baby Bryn, Bethenny basically said that because of the pain she experienced from the surgery, she kind of felt like it was her wedding night all over again, the first time that she and Jason decided to get romantic.”

    Umm…WHAT? Is this actually suggesting B was a virgin until her wedding night, and that’s the first time they had sex??? Strangest thing I ever saw.

      • vilzvet says:

        Well that makes no sense, she was heavily pregnant on her wedding night!

        • TLM says:

          Exactly! I think the quote they’re attibuting to her can’t possibly be hers.

          • lovemamaearth says:

            It’s just a badly convoluted sentence:

            After having a C-section to deliver baby Bryn, Bethenny basically said that because of the pain she experienced from the surgery, she kind of felt like it was her wedding night all over again, the first time that she and Jason decided to get romantic.

      • Kotagirl29 says:

        Here is the link to an article in OK referencing what she said in an interview for Redbook. Makes a lot more sense. http://www.okmagazine.com/2011/04/bethenny-frankel-on-sex-post-baby-i-could-have-gone-forever-not-having-sex/

        • TLM says:

          Yes, I just got that and was going to post. What happened was the idiots at that other web page ASSUMED she was a virgin – ridicuous in 2010 and for a 39-yr old woman – AND they obviously never saw a picture of her to even know she was 7 mos. pregnant at the time of her wedding. I find their assumptions not only outdated but insulting.

          • TLM says:

            Bethenny Frankel on Sex Post-Baby: “I Could Have Gone Forever Not Having Sex”

            April 20th, 2011 2:25 pm / Author: Nicole Eggenberger

            Bethenny Frankel is really good at being very frank — even when it comes to talking about sex with her husband post-baby!

            We wonder how Bethenny’s husband, Jason Hoppy, feels about this interview?

            The Bravo star opened up to Redbook about what sex was like for her after giving birth to her daughter, Bryn.

            “It was like sticking my foot in a pool of cold water,” Bethenny tells Redbook. “I could have gone on forever not having sex. It wasn’t a personal thing toward my husband — I think Jason’s the sexiest man alive. But it was kind of nice to be like, ‘Nope, store’s closed.’ ”

            Bethenny gave birth to her daughter via C-section, but still said it was painful to have sex after.

            “It doesn’t matter where the baby comes out; they still cut stuff,” she says. “It was kind of like being a virgin. We had to tread lightly.”

            But Bethenny works hard with her husband to set the mood.

            “If it’s date night, I’m putting on lingerie and we’re having sex,” Bethenny says. “If it’s the weekend and our schedules aren’t crazy, we’re having sex. But the fact that I’m even using the term ‘date night’ shows how different things are now.”

            And they may still try for baby number-two!

            “We throw caution to the wind and use the withdrawal method now,” she says. “If we got pregnant again, we’d be happy.”

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sounds like there at key words missing from that article – it doesn’t make sense.

      • Kotagirl29 says:

        The article was totally butchered. I posted a link for excerpts of the original interview that make a lot more sense.

    • Kotagirl29 says:

      Maybe she did say it, but meant they she was sore on her wedding night from all the sex they had. Or she was being a smart ass because it was VERY obvious that she was in no way virginal.

      • California35 says:

        Those sound like B’s kind of jokes lol the other thing I thought of was maybe she meant the first time (ever, but said wedding night instead)

    • @tweatcyn says:

      I think it’s a reference to the 6 weeks they had to abstain, then having pain the first time back in the game (as if 1st time having sex)

  27. Kansas Girl says:

    Oh, Lynn. I’m a bad person because I’m laughing at your saying “her relationship with the Lord”. I’m at work, and trying not to snort and to keep the laughter down. It’s just me, isn’t it. With this stupid sense of humor.

  28. WindyCityWondering says:

    If Jill adoped a policy of less is more (as in saying less about subjects she should steer clear of) and/or if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all….would she be redeemable? Has Jill past the point of being redeemable?

  29. quincyil says:

    Harvey was monitoring the Twitter Universe and he notice something:

    SonjatMorgan Sonja Morgan @
    @sydygirl yes. Crying. Why did I do this show?

    Harvey has spend millenia monitoring Humans and he thinks this Human is suffering because of the RHNYC and what they showed people who make noises like baby birds.
    Harvey asked me what we can do for her. For a 7 ft. white rabbit he has a lot of compassion.

    Alex tried to help with photographs of happy times.

    Maybe, I could write another “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie and find a way to fix what Sonja messed up with the MENY march and when she talked to Alex and Simon. Harvey might use my credit cards and have late night adventures with the bunnies under bushes in the yard, but he has a kind heart.

    • viki55 says:

      I am not understanding all the references to Harvey. I know who it is, James Stewarts imaginary friend, but I don’t understand the connection. Was there a blog a while back that I missed?

    • LynnNChicago says:

      SonjatMorgan said:

      Alex and I were over it in 48 hrs Misunderstanding and outside influence

    • LynnNChicago says:

      and…Sonja talks about herself in the 3rd person:

      @SonjaTMorgan: Sonja took 7 young fans from TV Land awards for dinner and convos at Beauty and Essex Restaurant…They had blast!!…@tvland @beautyandessex #rhony

      • quincyil says:

        I really feel badly for Sonja Morgan. I don’t think she really knows how to navigate cyberspace and deal with the fall out from the reality show.

        I think you own everything you say and do and if you screw up, you admit it.

        That MENY mess is unclear. She said that she and Alex were ok in 48 hours and outside force played a role. Is that code for manufactured drama from Bravo producers?

        I would not be surpised that a wink wink nod nod… went on.

    • quincyil says:

      Harvey is the name of the head of research for IHJZ. He does not post on the board so I have to take his thoughts and post them. Some people think he is imaginary, but Lynn communicates with him too.

      It’s an ongoing joke. I have a few of those, like the unofficial pretend IHJZ board soothsayer gig where I tell the future.

      Harvey is a pooka from the James Stewart movie. James is gone and now Harvey haunts the IHJZ blog and talks to me.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Hi Q
        I think I see your point more than most. Also have to agree that what you don’t admit to you cannot fix. I still love you & Dr. Drew
        even though some don’t.
        Peace & Hugs

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO – Sonja knew what she was doing – MENY was put second to her Bravo moment…..How she treated Alex at her home was another Bravo moment…..there is a price for fame.

  30. Lynn: Thanks for the shoutout! Here’s another one that IHJZ might like… it’s not that difficult to figure out that it’s the NJ girls:


    • Also, if you haven’t seen Danielle’s show, there is a link at the bottom of the post on SH… watch it to see some really terrible, awful TV.

      I mean, would Robin Leach ever talk to someone about their kitchen that they bought at IKEA?!?!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      wow that was a very interesting math lesson! fun times ahead in NJ…

  31. kbinldo says:

    DON’T SCARE ME LIKE THAT, LYNN!! I caught only part of the title & damn near keeled over & died. Jill Zarin Pregnant???!?!!?? Oh the humanity!

    Ok, off to read the blog.

    • quincyil says:

      It’s possible. A little Zarin would keep her busy for the next 18 years.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      kbinldo, scared the hell out of me too, I thought somebody please do us all a favor, stitch that hole up quick and while they are doing that, stuff her piehole up with BAABEE’s little weiner. Sorry, that was not nice, but WTH…. jeepers1941

  32. California35 says:

    Thanks Lynn,

    Thanks for posting the link for The Nate Berkus show – I have no idea where that show is, so I missed it. I loved the advice she gave the lady who asked about dieting.

    I loved BEA on Monday – Still very relatable funny and interesting. She is still showing family, challenges and her dreams with us. I love it! I am with those of you who said you could watch this show all year round 🙂

    I saw Jill on the Wendy show – she was so much different there, and I wondered if it was because she was the ONLY one there. She didn’t have to share or compete for the spot. The whole attention was on her and Wendy was very nice to her, therefore Jill was pleasant also. Just reminded me of her (and other people) mentality that we need to act the way she wants us to act in order to get a nice Jill. I am glad she explained the procedures she had. It explains why she looks different. She had work done, but not directly on spots of her face. One thing I like about this procedure is that she doesn’t have duck lips lol.

    Sonjia is still in my black list even if she gets along with Alex. As Lynn said we will still see more of Sonjia’s bad side on the coming episodes, so we will keep our impression of her for a while. She might redeem herself later on the season, but for now, I don’t like her. All she did was not all about being mean to Alex, it was also her “me me” attitude, her “ranking order”, over drinking and over sex talk that bother me.

    Hope I get to all the comments soon…and my work day goes by FAST!!! 🙂

  33. shamrockblonde says:

    I listen to talk radio during the day at work and on the way home in my car – years ago there used to be a talk show on that allowed parents to call in when they were having problems with parenting from diaper changing to appropriate punishments for tweens – I once asked my Mom why on earth people needed to call a talk show to know how to change a diaper – she reminded me that just because I came from a close family and had plenty of support did not mean that everyone else does – perhaps these people had nowhere else to turn to get some help – while I like Rosie, I find her charges to be horrid people, selfish, immature and rude – and yet I can’t help but wonder what caused them to be that way – I feel sorry for their babies – and for them – and being a Godparent means that you will help to guide the child in his or her faith and ensure their spiritual well being should the parents be unable to do so – guardians – who sometimes do double duty – are the ones who raise the child, and are responsible for their mental and physical well being – thanks for the blog – as always much appreciated –

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Honestly? If I ever found myself with a miracle conception, I wouldn’t have even the faintest idea what to do.

      I seriously would have to hire someone. Or pay Quincy to fly out and help me. And DJ Fruitloops. And Duchess. oh crap I probably would need all of you!
      then I will write a book “It Takes a Blog to Raise A Child”

      wait- what was the question?

  34. Katiecoo says:

    Just saw JZ tweet about yet another book signing. Have you ever seen an author continue to do continual book signings on a book that was not well received and LONG GONE as a new release? Give it a freaking REST already! Or write another damn book or something!

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Someone needs to tell Jill to quit beating a dead horse.

      • justanothermary says:

        Hey Jill (and we know you’re here), quit beating a dead horse. Is that pony tail squeezing your head too tight heifer?

        • Kotagirl29 says:

          She stopped beating the horse ’cause she killed it. Where do you think she got her new hair do?

          • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

            NICE ONE! Hmmmm…..you may be the smart ass of my dreams 🙂

          • justanothermary says:

            OHHHHHH – ding ding ding – we have a winner!

            • Mookies1mom says:

              You all are on fire today! My husband keeps asking me what I’m laughing about and I can’t really explain the entire thing to him. He would think I’m nuts!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Don’t you love the promo for BEA when Bethenny says we ran out of books at her book signing? Jill must be scraping the mold off of the copies she is still trying to peddle and that is just plain sad.

      • Katiecoo says:

        And she keeps drawing attention to amazongate with all this focus on that stinker of a book!

  35. vilzvet says:

    Lynn forgot to say good going to the Hawks for winning last night, and I believe your cousin in back playing, right? Tonight the Rangers have a chance to tie up their series.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Thanks Vilzvet! Yes! He’s back on the roster, he’s feeling much better 🙂 Let’s hope they can dig their way out of this mess they’ve gotten into! #GoBlackhawks

  36. vilzvet says:

    Oooh, I think this just got posted, includes scenes from the infamous christening. Melissa’s husband clearly has a problem with BOTH Teresa and Joe. And the other new wife, Teresa’s cousin, is looking to be a great addition.


  37. klmh says:


    Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg .

    Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight “safety lecture” and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported:

    On a Kulula flight, (there is no assigned seating, you just sit where you want) passengers were apparently having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant announced, “People, people we’re not picking out furniture here, find a seat and get in it!”


    On another flight with a very “senior” flight attendant crew, the pilot said, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants.”

    On landing, the stewardess said, “Please be sure to take all of your belongings.. If you’re going to leave anything, please make sure it’s something we’d like to have.”

    “There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane.”


    “Thank you for flying Kulula. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride.”


    As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Durban Airport, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: “Whoa, big fella. WHOA!”


    From a Kulula employee: ” Welcome aboard Kulula 271 to Port Elizabeth. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don’t know how to operate one, you probably shouldn’t be out in public unsupervised.”


    “In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child travelling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are travelling with more than one small child, pick your favourite.”


    Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we’ll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Kulula Airlines.”

    “Your seats cushions can be used for flotation; and in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments.”


    “As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses..”


    And from the pilot during his welcome message: “Kulula Airlines is pleased to announce that we have some of the best flight attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are on this flight!”


    Heard on Kulula 255 just after a very hard landing in Cape Town: The flight attendant came on the intercom and said, “That was quite a bump and I know what y’all are thinking. I’m here to tell you it wasn’t the airline’s fault, it wasn’t the pilot’s fault, it wasn’t the flight attendant’s fault, it was the asphalt.”


    Overheard on a Kulula flight into Cape Town , on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain really had to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Mother City. Please remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while the Captain taxis what’s left of our airplane to the gate!”


    Another flight attendant’s comment on a less than perfect landing: “We ask you to please remain seated as Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal.”


    An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he had hammered
    his ship into the runway really hard. The airline had a policy which
    required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers
    exited, smile, and give them a “Thanks for flying our airline. He said
    that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with a cane. She said, “Sir, do you mind if I ask you a question?” “Why, no Ma’am,” said the pilot. “What is it?” The little old lady said, “Did we land, or were we shot down?”


    After a real crusher of a landing in Johannesburg , the attendant came on with, “Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats until Captain Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate. And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells are silenced, we will open the door and you can pick your way through the wreckage to the terminal..”


    Part of a flight attendant’s arrival announcement: “We’d like to thank
    you folks for flying with us today.. And, the next time you get the
    insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized metal
    tube, we hope you’ll think of Kulula Airways.”

    Heard on a Kulula flight. “Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing.. If you can light ’em, you can smoke ’em.”


    A plane was taking off from Durban Airport . After it reached a
    comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, non-stop from Durban to Cape Town, The weather ahead is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight.. Now sit back and relax… OH, MY GOODNESS!” Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!” A passenger then yelled, “That’s nothing. You should see the back of mine!”

  38. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    Well, I had a really good day, and then it got not so good. I hate that.

  39. jeepers1941 says:

    OK OT completely, but I can not get anything to post on BRAVO. I can type my post, hit add comment, then I get a message at top saying, “Validation error, please try again, If this error persists, please contact the site administrator”. Now I can’t even find the damn site administator page!
    Well this has been going on for some time now, does anyone know if it could be something wrong with my computer or have I been black balled from BRAVO across the board? I have no problems on any other sites……..thanks……..Jeepers1941

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Why are you torturing yourself? Even if the message read that your comment is being moderated, the chances of it actually showing up are slim to none. Bravo’s web site is ridiculous!

      Post it here!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Doesn’t make sense – the plug got pulled on Texas, DC got officially cancelled, Miami is in limbo and Andy said no more franchises. Just because Bravo is shooting doesn’t mean it has to be housewives…..

  40. LynnNChicago says:

    Someone just tweeted me a great question…how would you answer?

    Top Five favorite and five most hated housewives….GO!

    • quincyil says:

      Favorite: Bethenny, Lisa Vanderpump, Alex McCord, Jacqueline Laurita, and Lea Black.

      Hated: Jill Zarin, Teresay Giudice, Nene Leakes, Tamra Barney and Kelly Bensimon

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Favs: Lisa V., Phaedra, Ramona, Kim Z. and Alex
      Not Favs: Jill, Teresa, Kelly, NeNe, and Caroline

    • My top five favorite housewives:

      1. Bethenny
      2. Jeanna (RHOOC)
      3. Jacqueline (RHONJ)
      4. Kandi (RHOA)
      5. Lisa (RHOBH)

      My five most hated housewives:

      1. Jill (RHONY)
      2. Vicki (RHOOC)
      3. Teresa (RHONJ)
      4. LuAnn (RHONY)
      5. Tamra (RHOOC)

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Oh good list. I’d only change #3 Teresa to All of the NJ.

        And on likes I’d need to add Julie, Gina, Nick, & Shawn as favorite supporting members. And maybe change Lisa to Jiggy. lol

    • AZ Girl says:

      Favorite: Bethenny Hoppy, Alex McCord, Cat O’Manney, Lisa Vanderpump and believe it or not Ramona

      Not Favorite: Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Tamara Barney, Vicki G., and Teresa G.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Top five fav:
      1. Bethenny Frankel
      2. Lisa Van der Pump
      3. Alex McCord
      4. NeNe (Iknow, I know – but she’s funny)
      5. Cat Ommaney

      Most hated
      1. Jill Zarin
      2. Taylor Armstrong
      3. Danielle Staub
      4. Luann DeLesseps (just because she’s Jill’s henchman)
      5. Teresa Giudice (she needs to go)

      • ramonacoaster says:

        But my #1 all time favorite – Ramona Singer!

        • Katiecoo says:

          Why is no one mentioning Camille Grammer?

          Oh and can I somehow work the Superfreak Allison Dubois in to my list peripherally?

          • vilzvet says:

            I know, that’s weird, no Camille mentions, but she did kind of redeem herself at the reunion and thereafter. I guess there are just five MORE hateful housewives than Camille!

        • boston02127 says:

          Fav’s —Bethenny, Ramona, Lisa, Kandi, & Alex

          Least fav’s—Of course Jill. Close second would be Kelly. Then Vicki, Teresa and Caroline. If one of those die, I’d add in Grethen.

        • Katiecoo says:

          Fave: Bethenny, Alex, Stacie Turner (DC–you guys forgot about her huh?), Lisa/Jiggy, Kyle

          Least Fave: JILL, Camille Grammer/Allison Dubois, Kelly B., What’s her name that broke in to the White House ohyeah Salahi and that includes her freakish husband, Vicki

    • housewifeaddict says:


      Kim (BH)

      Least Favorites

      Nene when she’s angry or drunk
      That Salami woman (double yuck)

    • aquamarinecandy-o83 says:

      Favs: Ramona, Alex, Bethenny, Lisa V and Cat (honourable mentions Avery, NeNe, Brad Boles, Kyle, Dwight, Jacqueline, Lynda and Ebong)

      Bags: Jill, Kelly, Teresa, Dina and Michaele (honourable mentions Danielle, Stacey Turner’s friend Erica and Kim G from RHONJ)

    • California35 says:

      Bethenny, Alex, Candy, Cat, Kim

      Jill, Teresa, Danielle, Camille, Kyle

    • homer says:

      Favorite: Alex McCord, Lisa Vanderpump, after that the best I can say is I don’t hate Lea Black.

      Hate: Taylor Armstrong, Jill Zarin, Teresa Giudice, Tamra Barney and Kelly Bensimon, but how can I stop at 5? Also hate Nene Leakes, now I hate Sonja Morgan, Luann, I could go on…

  41. indy anna says:

    I’m obsessed, I’m sweating, I can’t keep my mind off the necklace Bethenny had on in the last episode. It was either during the episode or a commercial for the coming show. It was a 3-strand rectangle clear quartz necklace and I have fallen in love with it. If anyone out there knows where I can find one please let me know.

  42. WindyCityWondering says:

    Guys have fantasy football leagues – who would be on your fantasy housewives franchise?

    • quincyil says:

      Cat O, Lea Black, Jill Zarin, and Camille G

      • Mookies1mom says:

        Those ladies would be brutal. Except Camille, she would just make doe eyes, hold her head down and softly telling them that they hurt her feelings. Throw in Tersea, NeNe and Kim (when not pregnant) and there might be an actual physical fight.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        ==Cat O, Lea Black, Jill Zarin, and Camille G==
        Mud wrestling.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Cat O, Nene, Camille, Lisa, Jill and Ramona

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Jill Zarin (it’ll be hard for her to prove she’s the star of this bunch), Ramona Singer (just so she could drive Jill nuts), Cat Ommaney (she could outwit Jill and shout Bullocks! after anything Jill says), Lisa Van de Pump (she’s funny and I’d like to see her interact with Bethenny), Camille Grammer (she could outspend Jill) and Bethenny Frankel (miss her one-liners)
      It would be interesting to see who could get more camera time outta this bunch.

    • boston02127 says:

      Me & Kelly and Jill. I would quietly drive them both crazy. Like hospital crazy.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Dream team for Drama: NeNe, Kim (Atlanta), Jill, Ramona, Camille, Kyle
      Basically pairs that can’t get along, that are willing to call BS.

      Dream team for ones I’d actually like to watch: Phaedra, Kandi, Ramona, Lisa, and NeNe when she’s not drunk or angry, and Bethenny if she’s an option

    • Katiecoo says:

      let’s see:

      Camille, Jill, Allison Dubois, Nene , Caroline Manzo


    • kbinldo says:

      Cat O, Kyle Richards, & Taylor Armstrong.

      Something tells me that Cat O. will have them begging for mercy in five minutes. 😀

    • California35 says:

      I am not sure if I understand this one because of the football reference…but my ideal fantasy housewives franchise would be with less drama and more successful working woman balancing family and some events to get out of roitine and hanford out with each other.
      Bethenny, Cat, Candy, Lisa, Alex.

      • California35 says:

        I meant balancing business/work, family, and some events to hang out with each other from time to time.

  43. boston02127 says:

    I was just reading Kelly’s tweets. I don’t know why I torture myself when I’m tired & crabby. Anyway….all her tweets are I, I, I, & me, me, me. What she wears, where she shops, pic’s of her stupid self and gross hair. She has absoutly no life what so ever. What happen to her being (so called) charitable?

    Also, Jill’s all over the net with that God awful new pony tail look. Jill if you’re reading this, take my advice and save Bobby some money…..You can’t fix ugly.

  44. Veronique says:

    Playing catch up here.

    So, is Cat from DC going to join the NYC housewives? I sorta thought that might happen, but didn’t want to get my hopes up. I think dumping Cindi for Cat would be fab!

    About the Bethenny cutting Jill out of her life conversation. Very good points, but for me, it comes down to something Maya Angelou (?) says and Oprah quotes:
    and to the other old cliche, which exists and lasts because there is great truth and experience in this

    Jill wasn’t just nasty. We all know the despicable things she and her directed minions did to Bethenny. She tried to destroy her, her reputation, her show, her filming time on RHNY, and socially. You don’t “let someone like that back into your life” because if you do? You are a complete fool. Jill made her bed, too bad if she doesn’t like that she also shit and pee’d all over it and it’s an unpleasant place to be. There is absolutely no reason for Bethenny to even enter the bedroom and endure the stink, let alone join her in the soggy mess.

    Someone just tweeted me a great question…how would you answer?

    Top Five favorite and five most hated housewives….GO! (I always hate this kind of question, because I go back and forth between favorite to WATCH which includes trainwrecks, and favorite as a person.) So I am going to give two lists to cover both. Oh, and cheat.)

    Favorite as people:
    Lisa (BH)
    (that is pretty much it, and Lisa barely made it)

    Favorite to watch, including trainwrecks:

    Most hated as people:
    Jill Zarin
    Theresa (NJ)
    Danielle (NJ)
    oh hell, the entire cast of NJ and ATL really

    Most hated to watch?
    Adrienne (boring, BH)
    The entire cast of NJ (they all make me feel like I need a shower)
    Nene (fake and ugly inside)
    The entire cast of Miami (vapid, shallow, uninteresting)

    • Veronique says:

      Oh, and I think that had Bethenny not been pregnant and then given birth shortly after the whole mess? She might have played the social game with Jill…but she doesn’t want her kid exposed in any way to that kind of thing, I don’t blame her.

    • California35 says:

      Well if we can separate on different categories…. 🙂 then I have my lists 🙂

      ITA Jill out Bethenny has enough on her plate. Besides Jill did terrible things .. ,ovine on 🙂

  45. WindyCityWondering says:

    Poor Ginger is not well again. That dog’s diet is killing it and that is all Jill’s fault – Ginger is almost as wide as she is long and the stress on her legs has to be horrible. Someone needs to call the authorities on her (Jill)!

  46. AZ Girl says:

    Ginger probably has gout.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      that is what I was thinking too, can dogs have gout?

      • Nancy says:

        I think Ginger has a problem with her knee cap. Her breed is known for this. Jill should have her on a diet and it pisses me off
        that she’s fat because I’m sure it’s painful for the little dog.
        I know people here don’t like Ginger but I do and would love to be her “mommy”.

        • chismosa says:

          Maybe someone will mention this to Jill on twitter or something, or someone should tweet directly to Ginger Zarin and see what happens. That is very wrong treatment of the dog by Jill, shame shame on her

  47. justanothermary says:

    I just cannot get over Jill’s new look (I know, I know) and what on EARTH she is thinking. The only thing I can come up with is that her inner circle has been infiltrated by Bethenny supporters, much like Jill infiltrates this blog from time to time (ie, Vincenzo, et al.) who have talked Jill into this new look and are working like mad to keep any negative comments away from her. They laugh like children everytime she leaves her apartment and dance with delight everytime someone takes a picture or puts her on TV. While I don’t believe Bethenny is behind this or is even aware of all the buzz, wouldn’t it be PERFECTLY DELISH if she were?

    • Nancy says:

      I don’t think Jill enters Bethenny’s brain for a nano second anymore.
      If only the rest of us could be so lucky!

      • justanothermary says:

        I agree – but if she has supporters out there making Jill look even sillier than she did before, without Bethenny’s knowledge, it would explain why Jill is sporting that horse tail and underwear.

        • Nancy says:

          Good point. I’m shocked that Ally doesn’t pull her aside
          and tell her it’s just not working on you mom.

          • California35 says:

            Ally is gone to school…she probably sees it until she is on TV.

          • error404 says:

            since we’ve repeatedly seen Jill completely ignore advice form Gloria, Lisa and Bawby, why would she listen to Ally? I think Jill is one of those people that if you really want her to do something, the only way to get her to do it is tell her she shouldn’t. Tell her’s it’s a mistake and she’ll spend the next 3 years working her ass off to make it happen. LOL

  48. Mookies1mom says:

    Have a great night everyone!

  49. California35 says:

    I am so happy that the day is over…sad is late to shat.

    I still want to share that I am taking some days off from work woo hooo…I will be going on a road trip, I like that my dog is coming too 🙂 I am bringing a book, some magazines, but most importantly my iPad for the down time.

    Everyone, I wish I can comment and chat with you guys on real time…regardless I enjoy this blog, I can’t really read a book during the day as I wasmso used to, but I can sneak into the blog and know I will always get entertained 🙂 and informed.

    Looking forward to the recap on NYHW, notice that I said recap not the show lol
    I also want to read about Kate and William’s wedding.

    Have a good night.

  50. cusi77 says:

    Hello everyone!

    I am just back from a wonderful concert at “The Hard Rock”…. listen to this:

    I saw CARLOS SANTANA!!!!! I danced my shoes off! What a great musician Santana is! Wow! I wanted for all my IHJZ family here to dance with me! It was a lot of fun!
    xoxo Cusi

  51. California35 says:

    I am watching a new show called Happy Endings, a girl was talking fast trying to convence another girl to go out, and she says they will have … Wait for it … skinny girl margaritas!!! Aw Bethenny’s drink.

    • chismosa says:

      i still have to watch this on dvr, but i must say, as someone who generally does not like the 30 minute sitcoms coming out these days, Happy Endings is HYSTERICAL.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      wow that is impresive esp since its a ABC show not one owned by NBC
      wonder if Bethenny knows yet

    • Veronique says:

      Oh, and Micky, if you are around, both have great screencaps for chops.

    • error404 says:

      OK, pull it over….

      Sonja and Alex argue at Sonja’s “art” party, and everyone makes fun of Alex’s dress?!?!? Why has no one yet mentioned the drag queen harlequin dress Sonja borrow from Pandora Box?! She was so busy having been to both a wedding and a funeral in the same day, that she didn’t have time to change before the parthay. The hideousness of the dress might be forgiven had it even remotely fitted Sonja correctly. What is wrong with you people? LOL

    • error404 says:

      so let me understand this right… Lulu and Kiki show up to Sonja’s house and she has extra wedding dresses that just happen to fit them both like gloves including being hemmed to the exact right length. Bitches puhlease. I can’t believe you all showed up a week earlier to have your stupid march clothes professionally altered!

      And I’m still stupified that no one is making fun of that hideous maternity blouse and skirt Sonja is wearing, complete with a purse she stole from the Queen Mother back in 1978! She can bang all the young guys she wants, but carrying your purse around your own house is what elderly women do Sonja. Even the boyest of toys won’t counteract the 25 years you put on with that old lady purse!

      • California35 says:

        Oh I noticed!!! I kept thinking I saw her wear that top before, and WHY was she carrying her purse all around the house???
        Didn’t people here said that she doesn’t live in that house any more? I guess that explained why the purse.

  52. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning ~:)

    • boston02127 says:

      Good morning ☼ I’d luv to have the day off and veg all day long. 😦

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Hi Boston~I wish you could too. Don’t you feel well? What do you do?

        • butterisafruit says:

          Good Morning, Boston and BaaBee, the sun is out WOW.

          I think I have to buy an Easter Lily today.

        • boston02127 says:

          Morning BaaBee Loves—I feel ok, just tired. I have classes and then work this afternoon & tonight. I’m working at a dance school. I’m just feeling lazy, waiting for my ice coffee to kick in.

          • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

            I hope you feel more perked up soon 😉
            I always loved school of any kind. Hubby is trying to see if I get a grant for an some art classes. Since he is a disabled veteran & I cannot work or they take what I make out of his check. I have a computerized business degree with a 3.8 average from that school that I can’t use & it sucks.

      • viki55 says:

        Morning:) Yawnnnn stretchinggggggg Coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  53. butterisafruit says:

    Simon just mentioned this on Twitter. I wonder what he’s referring to?

    SimonvanKempen Simon van Kempen
    Not going to lie as this morning I am EXCITED. The news breaks in 90 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    • quincyil says:

      I think it is his video on bravotv.com.

      He show is on today.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        How’s life on the prairie today Q~

        • quincyil says:

          Quiet… Simon is so excited that my soothsayer skills have kicked in….

          I think it’s more than his video which he knew for weeks would be on bravotv.com

          I wonder if Bravo decided to put his show on tv in the middle of the night?

          They own the video and they need filler half hours for WWHL….

          My sense is he is too excited and is jumping up and down in his living room with glee.

          We will know soon…

          Your unofficial pretend board soothsayer..


          • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

            I never saw or listened to his show but if you think it’s worth checking out I will.
            I hope things work out for him too,.
            Thanks soothsayer..
            What do you predict for me?

          • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

            Do I need my credit card & electronic ciggy? 😉

    • viki55 says:

      He’s finally getting his sex change operation? Just kidding ;o)

    • California35 says:

      Have the 90 minutes gone by yet?

  54. boston02127 says:

    Bwhahahahaha—He’ll be Simonetta

  55. justanothermary says:

    I’m watching reruns of RHoNY. The Countless makes sure the pizza man knows she’s a Countess, then Lumann shuts everyone up at the Cancer Society dinner and proceeds to sit down and chatter. Ick – I’d forgotten that I hated her from the beginning.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Hi Mary~how are you today? Thanks~I put it on too. 🙂

    • butterisafruit says:

      When LuAnn went into a flutter over the Pizza Man and her title I knew right then and there, she’s all show. Of course I think it was on the back of dressing down Bethany for telling the limo driver her first name. It became comical.

    • error404 says:

      I used t like RHNY the best because they seemed the most fully developed characters (how many years later and we’re still suppose t care that OC has many rich stay at home moms? Zzzzzz) Now it drives me crazy because they are the most pretentious posers of them all. I actually caught 5 whole minutes of it the other day, and Jill was pontificating that NYC was coming alive after summer and Ramona was throwing a bash. Bitch puhlease! You are NOT society! NYC does NOT die in summer, and no one cares that Ramona threw a cheesy product launch just like the other 100 cheesy product launches that happened every single day in NYC. Stop trying to trick who you assume are gullible fly-over-state viewers that you are a modern day Mrs Astor, no one is fooled. No one. Go back to LI Lolita!

      • California35 says:

        It was my favorite also, maybe that is why I still watch now even though it is annoying, I’m glad I have this blog to come to.

      • butterisafruit says:

        You nailed it Error. I knew a woman who was part of the NY aristocracy. She told me how she grew up as an only child with two nannies. Her father had died when she was young. Her mother spent a lot of time chairing committees to help the poor and was very involved with the ballet for inner city youth. She did a lot with museums and theater plays. Anything to do with the arts was her duty/calling. They had their own box for the Saratoga races, and would spend a couple a weeks in Southwest Harbor for the summer escape. (in Maine).
        When the polio epidemic started in the 50’s. Her mother opened their house on Cape Cod and she spent the next five years living there. You had to be drop dead rich to afford
        what they were doing. Once she had her Coming Out, she took up a lot of her mother’s
        responsibilities. Summers were full of hosting teas, gallery openings, park dedications etc.
        I don’t think she once said anything about fashion week. I’m sure she was part of it but it wasn’t the major thing these fakes want us to believe.

  56. boston02127 says:

    Bye ladies…..I’ll be back by the time RHONY is on tonight. Have a good day everyone.

  57. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Where’s Hannah Montana today? :0

  58. California35 says:

    Good morning,

    As I said last night I will be on the road, so the first thing I do this morning Is come to this blog 🙂

    So eons mentioned NYHW is on, so I have that in the background. When I turned it on, Bethenny was posing for Social Life Magazine. The editor saw what Bethenny was and still is. I like how She described Bethenny, “…she is a power girl who runs her company and knows what she wants out of life.”

  59. viki55 says:

    Since they are showing the older episodes, does anyone have a clue why Bethenny called Luman a “Snake”? Was that related to all behind the sceens stuff or was there something I missed?

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I don’t remember them showing anything specific. I always felt that Bethenny was hormonal (early stages of pregnancy) and just snapped at LuAnn. Although she did have her pegged.

    • cusi77 says:

      I believe that Bethenny knew that Lulu was stirring the pot behind scenes between Jill and her and that was the reason she told her that she didn’t trust her and she thought she was a snake. I don’t know if B was hormonal then, but she was spot on!

      • aquamarinecandy-o83 says:

        As she usually is! She and Ramona have people pegged and they are usually right.

  60. housewifeaddict says:

    Oh goodness, Simon’s news is that he’s released a single:


  61. WindyCityWondering says:

    Good morning to all there is sunshine in the Windy City!
    Watching RHNY the Cancer Luncheon….LuAnn is not capable of saying anything genuinely nice – the is indeed the Countess of Snark.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Ramona apologized for her remark about the Count’s age over a dozen times and LuAnn just wouldn’t accept it!

      • aquamarinecandy-o83 says:

        Because she knew what Ramona said was true. The way Ramona said it didn’t come off the greatest (as is usually the case), but it struck a nerve because LuAnn already knew the marriage was coming to an end and she was trying to hide it during filming.

  62. viki55 says:

    I am speechless. I have no words. Someone help me.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Dare I say that Simon would be wise to get a day job? Too much time on his hands isn’t necessarily a good thing? And I would strongly suggest that he retire those dreadful red leather pants!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        is it wishful thinking
        or are my eyes playing tricks on me but when i look at those pants i see something inside that well how can i say this for the faint of heart

        uh is that what i think it is and is it really that big ???


        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          what? Oh crap- now I have to scramble and find that link. Must see TV? oh- and I am NOT faint of heart.

  63. housewifeaddict says:

    Simon’s video / single is on utube:

    • viki55 says:


    • housewifeaddict says:

      Hmm I listened. The words are sort of funny – I don’t know if it’s my computer or the song, but the sound bugged me. His voice wasn’t strong – wasn’t off pitch or anything – just blah.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        I just realized this is on his personal youtube account.

        Well – I guess this answers why he’s engaging in twitter wars with the other housewives – PUBLICITY

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i like his voice and told him so earlier
        there are plans for remixes but only if the single does well
        no auto tune and he can carry a tune unlike some of the others Wig Cuntessa
        the music he is singing to sounded a lil blah but that may be just because its a pc rip

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      I loved it~didn’t know he was a singer. It was better than LuAnn’s money can’t buy you class. About the same as Tardy for da Party. I hope he gets paid for it.

    • vilzvet says:

      It’s been removed already.

    • California35 says:

      By the time I clicked on it, it was removed 😦

    • cusi77 says:

      Simon has already removed the video! He needs to go to work ASAP! Too much time in our Blog! Does he know we have rules? lol. Just post and pee!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        oh damn i should always check first i just posted a link to it below

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        and my link works too
        and i d/l the song as well

        • Kotagirl29 says:

          I’m not into pop or house music, but I like the song. I think it is better than the rest of the housewife associated songs that have been done (excluding Kandi and Miss Lawrence), but I do like it. And I really love the little digs in the lyrics.

  64. floridagirl88 says:

    I’m liking the song, much better than LooseAnn’s mess. I am curious though housewifeaddict, did you buy it and download it for us to listen to?

    • housewifeaddict says:

      No – Simon posted it on youtube himself and it’s available for all. He also says we can hear 90 seconds of it on itunes – but I’m heading off to work. Glad you liked it – perhaps my problem is the tinny speakers on my computer.

    • viki55 says:

      It is also on the popeater link above

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      its kind of fun isnt it
      his voice isnt half bad and the words are funny
      i hope he has a huge hit

  65. mamecastle says:

    Dunno if this was posted already….. New cartoon from KCS Cougar, not as funny as usual! :/

  66. jeepers1941 says:

    just caught a little snippit of Bethenny’s talking head regarding her staying at JZ’s house in the Hampton’s that summer. From what Bethenny stated, she had told JZ she was going to rent a place there and do some work, etc. JZ said don’t waste you’re money doing that, you can come stay with me. JZ caught in another lie, again. Guess rewatching the re-runs can answer a lot of questions some of us had. Need to do it more often, if only for myself…………Jeepers1941

    • viki55 says:

      I rememeber that too. What is so sad is Bethenny seems so grateful and says shes never had a friend do something like that for her. She really thought Jill was her friend.

      • cusi77 says:

        That was the time JZ “put a roof on her head” and “food in her mouth”… was Bethenny supposed to bring her lunch? She was her invited guest! And Bethenny cook for them most of the time! So she did a contribution for the invite with strings attached!

        • jeepers1941 says:

          well we all know JZ dosn’t do anything without strings being attched, except for the people who thinks JZ is doing them a favor, thats for sure. what boggles my mind is, why hasn’t someone slapped the shit out of her? maybe one day it’ll happen, just hope I am around when it happens or it is caught on camera….LOL

        • California35 says:

          Yes, she brought her own personal chef.

      • jeepers1941 says:

        friends like that I don’t need, she is such a BITCH

  67. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    Simon has a single
    you can hear it at this link

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