I Hate Jill Zarin We Want Cat Ommanney on Real Housewives of New York

I Hate Jill Zarin   Cat Ommanney on Real Housewives of New York


OK Bravo, listen up, assuming that there will be a Season Five of The Real Housewives of New York, we think that rather than bringing in a new cast member to liven things up, (ie: the very DULL Cindy Barshop) bring us DC’s favorite Housewife, Cat Ommanney!  She would be an outstanding addition to RHONY and imagine the press and the attention it would bring when you announce this brilliant casting move!

My dear friend and blogging partner Quincy said it best:

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

Well said Quincy, Thanks for that outstanding post!  Lynn~

Personally I would love for Cat to tell it like it is to these New York ladies, Jill would hire her attorney to see if she could get Cat tossed off the show, Luann would keep saying, “what did she say darling?  I can’t understand her”  and Kelly would cower just in a corner.

The RHONY died a little bit (ok a lot) when Bethenny left and Cat would bring it back to life!

I can picture Cat lunching with the blondes and the hysterical conversations over Ramona’s Pinot in the Hamptons.   Cat is well traveled, highly intelligent and has led a fascinating life.  She was a genius find and whoever cast her on DC deserves a raise but don’t let the demise of The Real Housewives of DC allow Cat to get away!  If Bravo doesn’t hold onto her, some other network will snatch her up and you’ll be kicking yourselves!  (remember Project Runway?)

How fun would it be as well to watch Cat have her friends from DC, Lynda, Staci and Mary visit and interact with the RHONY right alongside Cat.  It is genius!  Fans have been looking for cross-over Real Housewives and this is the perfect way to give fans what they want!

You were smart enough to schedule her for Watch What Happens Live – The Royal Wedding episode so you already know how very popular she is, imagine how brilliant it would be to have her as a regular cast member on RHONY!  Think about it, take your time, you’ve got a few months before you begin filming Season Five, don’t let Cat slip away!

Speaking of your Royal Wedding episode of WWHL, what the hell were you thinking putting Luann on the show?  What does she know about British Royalty?  Nothing darling!  This woman wrote a book on manners and can’t even live her life with human decency.  She’s crude and rude and has no business talking about the British Royal family.  It is offensive to the Brits!  The only reason to watch is Cat Ommanney!  You have access to Lisa Vanderpump  who has actually lived in England, you do know that Luann isn’t really royalty, right?

Well, it’s your show but don’t blame me when Luann makes a mockery of it!  Her one shoulder dress that she’s sure to wear will sicken everyone and your ratings will plummet, mark my words.   We want fun, exciting guests like Cat, you would have done much better to pair her with Lisa Vanderpump!

Speaking of Housewives pairing….

A few months ago E!Online did a poll with some of the housewives asking “Who would win a war of words” and they even asked some of the housewives what they thought.  I thought it’d be fun to have our own and ask you what you think?

Here’s E’s version:

On “The Real Housewives” there’s always a war of words! ET caught up with some of your favorite stars from the show to ask them which of their fellow reality stars would win if they were pitted up against a housewife from another city. Their answers may surprise you!

“New York City” Kelly Bensimon vs. “Beverly Hills” Camille Grammer

“New York City” LuAnn de Lesseps: “That is unfair. That is the answer to that. That is an unfair match.”

“New York City” Ramona Singer: “I think Camille would win. Kelly repeats herself over and over again. You don’t know what she is saying.”

“Beverly Hills” Kyle Richards: “I think it might be a tie.”

“New Jersey” Teresa Giudice vs. “Atlanta” NeNe Leakes

“New York City” Sonja Morgan: “Hands down NeNe. … NeNe is witty. She also has a vocabulary.”

Ramona Singer: You can figure that one out.

“New York City” Jill Zarin: “NeNe because she is taller bigger. … NeNe is very articulate, but Teresa gets her point across. NeNe is no fool, but I don’t want to throw Teresa under the bus.”

Kyle Richards: “NeNe’s mouth is like a tennis ball machine. That is one quick mouth.”

“Atlanta” Kim Zolciak vs. “New York City” The Countess LuAnn de Lesseps

LuAnn de Lesseps: “Oh, yeah,” when asked if she could take her.

Ramona Singer: “Kim would bury the Countess emotionally and physically.”

Sonja Morgan: “She would spin that wig.”

Jill Zarin: “The Countess hands down. … She is my best friend and I can’t go against her.”

Kyle Richards: “I am going to have to go with the Countess on that one because I like her.”

“New York City” Jill Zarin vs. “Beverly Hills” Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards: “I don’t want to have to [go against her.]”

LuAnn de Lesseps: “I don’t really know Kyle.”

“DC” Cat Ommanney vs. “Beverly Hills” Lisa VanderPump

Sonja Morgan: “That is a close one. Lisa is very witty and very smart and she is very stable, but that Cat, she has a razor tongue when she wants to use it.”

Ramona Singer: “It is a tie.”

I agree with Ramona, Cat and Lisa may be a tie but how about that moron Jill Zarin answering simply because Luann is a friend and doesn’t want to go against her?  Jill, it’s supposed to be a fun poll, get a grip.  Besides no one really cares what you think.  I love how Ramona took her answers so seriously, she does that on WWHL too, lighten up Ramona!

I really wasn’t that impressed with E!’s match up’s, I mean you really can’t include Kelly in a poll like this one because she’s ill equipped to go against anyone, my 10-year old son could out-wit this woman, lets leave Kelly out of this altogether, shall we?

Camille Grammer vs. Luann deLesseps

I think the passive-aggression between the two of them would be a better battle of the tongues.  Who would win this one?  I would have to give it to Camille because Luann only seems to be able to come up with one-liners in her pre-arranged talking head interviews, I don’t think she’s all that quick with the wit on the fly.

Lisa Vanderpump  vs  Cat Ommanney

A good choice by E! and a much better match up, these two ladies are both funny and quick with the tongue, I don’t know who would win but I’d love to watch it play out.

Jill Zarin vs. Anyone 

Jill would just cry, “don’t pick on me, you’re always picking on me!  We’re not friends, we were never friends, We’re done!”  Jill is still in the 6th grade, you can’t argue with stupid.

Jacqueline Laurita vs. Kandi Burress 

Nice vs nice, no one can win because neither would engage.

Teresa Giudice vs. Sheree Whitfield

Teresa vs NeNe, would certainly be interesting, I’d hate to be the one to have to clean up the room afterward with all the broken glass and upturned tables.   Sheree can be quiet and unassuming but when it comes right down to it, I think she’d nail Teresa to the wall.  Sheree is smart, Teresa is shooting with an empty pistol.

Who would you like to see in a war of words?  Let’s not pick on Kelly though folks, it would just be an unfair fight no matter who you choose to go up against her.  It’s all just white noise to Kelly and she’s turned you all down to a “2” anyway.  I’m just going to send her one of those huge twisty lollypops and let her be.

Tonight Bravo airs another new episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County, I was a bit surprised that Bravo is running the show on a Holiday since they preempted their schedule for President’s day a few months back.

Tamra is destroyed over breaking up her family?

Bravo has posted a few on line only clips, Tamra visiting a psychic, she breaks down crying because she is breaking up her family and she claims that Simon is still controlling her through his text messages (wow, he’s a magic man).  Call me crazy but shouldn’t Tamra be talking to a therapist rather than a psychic?  Tamra is quite the actress, she really should audition for a soap opera or something.

Another clip shows the brilliant Vicki showing up at her daughter Briana’s apartment to help her move dressed in a white sun dress.  Vicki was clearly there for the cameras and not to help her daughter do anything.  Vicki is the most selfish person on the planet!

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/season-6/videos/psychic-visits-tamra

One of the previews shows Tamra running into Jeana and they are both pretty vicious to each other.  Tamra of course has the lowest blows because let’s face it, she’s trash!  Jeana blames the entire break up of Tamra’s marriage on Tamra, I’m sure some of the blame is hers but it might be going a bit far to put all the blame on Tammy Sue.  After all, Simon did let the money run out…

** Correction, it was ET Online that did the poll, not E!.  My apologies.

Happy Easter!

Until Next Time…

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441 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin We Want Cat Ommanney on Real Housewives of New York

  1. California35 says:

    Happy Easter!!

    I made it home! It was a nice road trip, but I am glad I am back home. In slept on my bed last nifty and will have today to catch up.

    How is everyone? I was able to read the blog, but am pretty behind. I will be home all day though, so in will be able to enjoy it now.

    Lynn, anks for the recaps… I will watch NYHW today, but i was able to get the idea of ehat happened from your recap and everyone’s coments.

  2. Kellita says:

    I love Cat, and think she’d be a wonderful addition to RHNY. I’d love to see her snarky comments about The Brunettes. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that Bravo considers her.

  3. cusi77 says:

    Happy Easter to Lynn and Everyone on this Board!

    ((((((Hugs))))))

    Cusi

  4. California35 says:

    You Are righty Kelly is out of this game.

    How about Michaelle vs Theresa? Michaelle would not stand a chance at avoidance fight, but I wonder who would win on the delusional rish life neither of them have.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      =she’s ill equipped to go against anyone, my 10-year old son could out-wit this woman, lets leave Kelly out of this altogether, shall we?==

      So could my 10 yr old son and he doesn’t exist. lol

      And aren’t Michaelle and Kelly from the same kuku planet?

  5. Eve says:

    Except for Alex I think the ladies would be so jealous of CAT that they would try not to film with her. Jill in particular would end up on the floor in the fetal position if they let Cat on.

  6. LynnNChicago says:

    Random but Flagg has his moments:

    @JoshFlagg1 Josh Flagg
    This is why u shud never get on a bus
    http://yfrog.com/gyuajmkkj

    • cusi77 says:

      Oh My… This is hysterical! The things people post! haaa!

    • TLM says:

      Funny since I just finished polishing my toenails!

      I confess I’ve quickly done my nails on the train in a pinch, but only when I’m on an empty bench and no one’s around. And I don’t think I’d be confident enough to try to do my toes there.

  7. SkewedHalo says:

    I’d love to see NeNe vs. Jill Z. An even match of bullies but in the end, I think NeNe would win because Jill, in reality, is a chickenshit back stabber and NeNe wouldn’t let her walk away thinking she won. Oh man, I’d pay to watch that match up.

    • nathania says:

      I don’t think Jill will go up against anyone that she knows can beat her. In a scenario like that she will portray herself as a victim.

  8. California35 says:

    I would love to see Cat in NYHW she will tell everyone what we want to tell them lol

  9. Dawn says:

    Love Cat.

  10. housewifeaddict says:

    I don’t EVER want to see NeNe against anyone again – remember that bus fight that went on and on over two episodes.

    Let’s see – Phaedra vs Jill. Phaedra would tear her apart with logic. I’d love that.

    • cusi77 says:

      HouseW_ I love when I watch Reunion S3 and Bethenny tells JZ -very articulated and logic- what it is without using foul language and tear her apart!

    • nathania says:

      I know, last time Phaedra was on WWHL it was priceless when Nene slammed her about her outfit and then Phaedra turned that around to make the point that NeNe is lying about her age. Phaedra is a lawyer so Nene is stupid to even mess with her. Not only that but Phaedra scares me, she has that southern belle lilt to her voice that is so inviting you don’t even know she has just insulted you. I think Phaedra is going to become more and more of a tour de force.

      I also think that at this point the only thing that can save OC is NeNe Leakes. I can’t stand NeNe personally but I would LOVE to see her on OC, whipping those women’s butts. 🙂

    • TLM says:

      Nene sounded like she was on drugs on that bus. The whole thing with praying to God to deliver her from sitting next to trash over and over again? And there were other people on the bus besides Kim who didn’t ask to listen to that and did nothing to her. If the bus is so bad, how about asking the bus driver to let you off at the next rest stop and get a Greyhound? WTF is wrong with her?

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      if it had been with anyone else i would agree but there is nothing quite as much fun as seeing Wig get herself all bent out of shape and someone taking her down a few notches

  11. HD says:

    Does Cat live in New York or is she relocating?

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Cat would relocate to NY if she was invited to be on the show. In fact it might make a good intro showing her moving from DC to NY

      • HD says:

        I am going to be honest, I was not a Cat fan. The first couple of shows I disliked her. As the shows continued, I found myself more drawn to her. She was interesting and she kept it real! I am all for it if she joins the cast.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        Lynn did Andy ever reply to you about it ?

    • California35 says:

      Hi HD! How is it going? Wrote any nw poems lately? 🙂

      I don’t even remember how it all started about Cat in NYHW, and I do t think it would happen, but it is fun to imagine her telling those NY girls off 😛

      I would like to see an answer to your question. I looked on line, but didn’t find it.

      • HD says:

        Hey, California. I write almost every single day. I think it’s just in my blood.

        I can imagine her dealing with the Countess. I would love for Cat to tell her off one good time!

        • quincyil says:

          Cat and Sonja would be interesting too. Sonja implies that she is close to European aristocrats. Cat could give us the low down on that.

  12. California35 says:

    I am watching NYHW – I loved Ramona’s speech and wanted to hear more. She really is an inspiration, she had determination and she did what she wanted, I’m sure it wasn’t easy.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      California35, Ramona has posted her entire speech on her site, if that would help you.

      • California35 says:

        Oh great! Thanks, I should go read it.

      • nathania says:

        I read it , it’s a great speech although she gets a bit technical with the business terminology in some parts. She’s an amazing woman and I just love that she is on this show, if it weren’t for her and Alex it would be a complete farce.

  13. Kellita says:

    I was reading through the episode recaps, and I realize I’ve missed several episodes of seasons 2 & 3. Does anyone know how often Bravo runs marathons? I caught a few from last week.

  14. If you had it like this says:

    Happy Easter everyone!!!

    Has anyone ever wondered if when Jill went to Australia she thought the Bravo cameras would follow her? I’m thinking she wanted to stay out of the Alex fray and have her own segment. Just a theory. I’m sure Bravo turned her down since they had already planned the Morocco trip. I just find it so interesting that she’s out of 2, possibly 3, episodes.

    • HD says:

      I find it interesting but I like it! She never has to come back to the show! I do wonder, like you, why Bravo choose not to film her during this time.

      • If you had it like this says:

        I like it too! She says she likes just being a viewer in these episodes but you know it is KILLING her!

      • zanne says:

        I read somewhere that Jill wanted Bravo to take them all to Isreal and Bravo would not do it so she planned a trip on her own. Bravo wanted her on this trip so they just had the rest of them do this until Jill returned. I’m sure I read this somewhere this year but maybe that is not what happened – but maybe???

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I have heard the same, so it’s more than a theory (good thinking!) … I do believe that is EXACTLY what Jill wanted and assumed, that Bravo’s cameras would follow her to Australia.

      • BlueSky_Forever says:

        haha Jill we didn’t miss you & neither did Bravo!

      • If you had it like this says:

        Bravo is really turning out to be like the Godfather! They don’t cave to any of these wives’ demands!! In fact, they give them a little punishment in the editing bay if they try to stick it to em to hard!! Kinda cracks me up. They get a little popularity and a few seasons under their belt and they start thinking they have all this bartering power which is categorically untrue. I think Bravo believes they’re all replaceable. Every single one of them.

        • nathania says:

          yeah, I’m starting to wonder this myself, if that is what is going on with Alex and Simon because they had to have had the ‘thug in a cocktail dress’ site up and running and the materials printed, just waiting for the episode to air, they had the phrase trademarked apparently, and I wonder if this is why they are being punished because every time one of them starts to ‘go rogue’ he knocks them back down. I think it’s more of a control issue of Andy’s than an actual vendetta, he knows he has to make examples of them or they will all get out of line and mutiny, and he is just heartless enough to not have any problem at all with squishing them under his thumb.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I actually think JZ took herself out of the episodes thinking they wouldn’t do well in the ratings…only so that when she is on screen she could amp it up and the teasers would be a ratings draw…then in her mind…she would be the star of the show.

        What she didn’t predict is that Sonja would go BSC- and Alex would come up with the ‘hook’ of the season.

      • TLM says:

        I actually didn’t even notice she was gone!! I completely forgot she went to Australia, LOL. I thought Bravo just opted to leave her out of the show for a couple of episodes.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i still think she was more interested in Bravo PAYING for her trip
        then being on the show

        even a viper like she needs a lil R&R lol

    • jeepers1941 says:

      If,
      I think Jill thought she was still in charge……lol
      I also have a theory, but it has to do with these trips Jill is taking to Australia. I think she is going to try and convince whoever, to start a housewives series there, with either her in charge of it, or as the star. May be a long shot, but I wouldn’t put it past her to do something like that?

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Very interesting discussion. My first thought was that there was no way Bravo would send a production crew to follow one housewife, and then I remembered Tamra and Eddie’s trip to Spain.

      So that begs the question – has Bravo had enough of Jill? They gave Bethenny an entire SHOW, and they film Alex solo or at home a lot (like her modeling shoot), but the rest of them are only filmed in bunches this season. That says quite a lot. Most of the OC women are filmed solo. Same with Atlanta and BH and even NJ. Things that make you go hmmmm.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Jill may have thought Bravo would follow her to Australia. But her book hadn’t been released so no signings. IMO – maybe she had some work done on the QT….or she had plans in place for a “fight” and didn’t want to be associated with her dirty work.

        • California35 says:

          I’m glad Bravo didn’t follow her, I am glad we won’t see her for a couple of episodes.

          • vilzvet says:

            Probably since they had already bankrolled the Moroccan trip, they didn’t want to spend any more funds to go see Jill try to sell some dusty books down under. Good riddance!

        • nathania says:

          it makes me wonder….

          the part about what happened at the MENY thing…
          Jill was involved with that, Alex made a point of how she was on the committee, I just wonder if perhaps Jill had some influence or a hand in getting Sonya to speak or whatever…would have been a good reason to show up late and not show up at Sonya’s house…anything is possible.

    • @tweatcyn says:

      I think she went there for plastic surgery so I’m sure cameras were not welcomed by JZ

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        she could get that done anywhere why go all the way to the land down under for it.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Jill would not want anyone to know – go half way around the world to “shop” – no, but to get some work done – yes! We will have to watch the rest of the season carefully to see the results of her trip.

  15. Kip says:

    I”m not a cat lover…

    • vilzvet says:

      I prefer dogs myself.

    • vilzvet says:

      How about puppies?

    • 1kid2cats2dogs says:

      ummm…cats and dogs.
      By the way, long time lurker and first time poster. I love the blog Lynn, and I love all the comments. I read it everyday and it never fails to crack me up. I also see true friendships and caring too. (rooting for you justanothermary) I’m a little shy but am looking forward to breaking out of my shell and posting more.
      Oh, and…..I hate Jill Zarin!

  16. BlueSky_Forever says:

    Happy Easter everyone!

    Cat would make RHONY more interesting. Perhaps she could even save this dying show. We should all tweet, email, facebook & text Andy while she’s on WWHL. @bravoandy is his tweet address.

    Is anyone watching Mob Wives? It is on tonight, second epi. Here’s a link with the 1st epi & long sneak peek of 2nd epi:

    http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/645123/mob-wives-episode-2-sneak-peek.jhtml#id=1662398

    It’s like watching a train wreck. I hate the mob, didn’t want to watch this show but it’s really good. Renee is going to a therapist, which makes a lot of sense for her. She doesn’t want her son to be in “the life.” And check out the granite backsplash in her kitchen….very nice.

  17. Rabble Rouser says:

    Hi All…Happy Easter..I have to go to Mass today so I don’t have much time but….

    I LOVE and ADORE you all but………Alex and Simon are really starting to annoy me.. there I said it.

    Maybe it’s because I really couldn’t stand them in S1 and S2. They started to redeem themselves in S3 for me when they were just two folks trying to be themselves….but now…. it’s like they are trying to convince everyone and anyone who will listen that they deserve the attention and recognition and they are clamoring for it.

    Simon wanting to speak at the MENY rally instead of Alex, when he was never on the bill. Simon and his musical career? And the whole webisode that was described ‘Concoction’ …could it be any more contrived?

    Don’t get me wrong, I get there are people here that adore them and it doesn’t leave me puzzled in the manner that when I come across a JZ or TG fan leaves me. But I can only take Silex in small doses it seems.

    I don’t have an opinion on Cat because I didn’t watch DC- but someone telling JZ to ‘get stuffed’ always sounds like a win to me.

    • HD says:

      So glad you said this. I always feel like the outcast. Alex seems like she is playing a character to me this season. Alex knows she doesn’t snap off on people but it seems like she is trying to be someone else.

      Simon…don’t even get me started.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Alex does much better without Simon’s “imput” or presence in her scenes with the other women. She is an articulate woman but this whole keeping Jill accountable is stupid. Jill lies – game over!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        I just think she has had enough of teh others bullshit

  18. jeepers1941 says:

    I just had a vision and am laughing at myself.
    Picture this, LULU, KOOKOO and jz fired from the show, they need jobs! Bethenny feels a little sorry for them and offers all 3 of them jobs in SGM bottling plant up in Montreal……just a vision, but I thought it was funny………

    • California35 says:

      Lol

      But they dong know how to work, they will just make faces and say that they are “done” lol

  19. susan says:

    Happy Easter to all. The photo of Tamra in the blue bikini is astoundingly ugly. Breassts way too big; fat thighs. This woman has not a clue as to how unpretty and trashy she is.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Who gives themselves a frontal wedgie on purpose?

      And Cindy’s nanny works 9 to7 5 days a week. I don’t think that’s legal. Is she being investigated?

      • Dawn says:

        Why would it not be legal to work 9 to 7? Either she’s salaried or working for OT. Plenty of people work those hours.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          It’s illegal for those positions to be salaried- they’re not exempt- so the nannies are hourly workers. 9-7 is 10 hrs a day, even if there’s a lunch break the nannies are going into overtime.
          What I saw is significant overtime if they’re doing sleepovers.

      • lillybee says:

        It is legal as long as the nanny is paid over time for the hours work that are more than 40 per week.

    • Adgirl says:

      Both Tamra & Eddie are on the Tubba Wubba train in that pix.

  20. dickens says:

    I also thought Lisa V would be more appropriate to discuss the royal wedding but I believe she will be on CNN. The Countess was clearly the second choice.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      Lisa has already done a lead in on CNN and will be there for sure. But I have to say, the countless would not have even been my 3rd, 4th or 5th choice!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I don’t see why Luann would be a clear 2nd choice, she knows nothing of British Royalty. Hell Simon would have been a better choice at least he lived in London for several years.

      • nathania says:

        I think Luann thinks that ‘money can’t buy you class’ and she was appointed to royalty just because she was born superior. Therefore, she’s qualified to comment.

  21. WindyCityWondering says:

    Teresa vs NeNe (inarticulate, physical alterations)
    Cat vs LuAnn (real deal vs poser)
    Camille vs Jill (liars, editing made them look bad, manipulative)
    Michele vs Kelly (delusional, name dropping twits – it’s fair!)
    Caroline vs Lynda (let them go head to head on raising families)

    Cat would be fun in NY and that franchise needs FUN badly.
    Cindy and LuAnn can go as well as Kelly – boring and crazy aren’t that interesting and Bravo could save money by trading out three for one and getting rid of Jill’s juvenile team mentality!

    • jeang says:

      I believe with all the other networks coverage options, people are going to be flipping channels, especially when Luann tries putting in her opinions and so the ratings will tank when she is shown.

  22. Adgirl says:

    I hope Bravo does bring in Cat O or somebody to balance out the mean girls clique. Right now it is hard to watch Alex (and soon Ramona too) being ganged up on.

    Oh – who noticed Jill saying Countless is her “best friend”??? above in the ET poll.
    Her “best friend” as in someone Jill can count on to take her side when she isn’t there? Isn’t Jill’s side anything that is counter to Ramona or Alex?

    • jeepers1941 says:

      Adgirl,
      what I don’t understand is, why does jz continue to use the term, “best friend”, when she doesn’t even know what that means?

      • California35 says:

        I used to think best friend was for great friend always there for each other, count on each other, know everything about each other and accept each other, etc etc…. Now I am thinking is the friend that is better than the other friends (if any) lol I mean after hearing Jill and some other people use “best friend”. So, it makes me wonder how bad the other friends (if any) are.

        • jeepers1941 says:

          California35,
          Ramona comes the closest to being a best friend, because she tells you up front what she thinks, but loves you anyway with all the misdeeds you have done.
          Alex comes in next, if she just could get over her nervousness when doing so.
          I’d take either one over jz.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Jill doesn’t know what a best friend is, she doesn’t even know what a friend is. We learned that she didn’t have a lot of friends when she was growing up and in school.

        Even her sister didn’t want to be her friend and she knew her best. Jill has no loyalty, she’s selfish and as we know, she fights dirty when people piss her off. Bethenny said it best, Jill sets people up to fail you can never be good enough.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Seems it would be impossible to be a friend or have a friend if you always have to put yourself first! Jill comes from a place of Jill.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          “Jill sets people up to fail you can never be good enough.”

          i dont know about anyone else here because we all pretty much laother her
          but doesnt it sound more sad then anything that she does this and you have to wonder why

  23. jeepers1941 says:

    Tamra I can’t stand to look at her. She is a skag, slutty evil being. Her eyes are like looking at death to me and her mouth is so twisted and vile looking as well. Either Eddie is in this thing with her for a bigger role, or just plain stupidity. Either way, he can have her and her friend, as some call her icky.

    • indy anna says:

      Did I see ripples and dimples on “the sexiest housewife” Tammy Sue? She is looking bad, bad, bad. Her hair is over processed, jugs like teats of a cow and ripples, dimples, and cankes, Simon you are one lucky man to have escaped this.

      • indy anna says:

        ooppppss cankles (cross between ankle and calves

      • susan says:

        I totally agree. I absolutely amazes me how TB has no idea how bad she looks. In fact in her fantasy land she thinks she looks great.

        • vilzvet says:

          I can’t believe Bravo is playing that promo over and over where Tamra is slamming Jeana’s size. Does Jeana really need to hear that if she’s tuning in?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Tamra can’t see anything below the tops of her balloons, I mean boobs! They throw off the rest of her body’s proportions. Got to agree – she is getting kind of chunkly and mushy once you get past the boobage.

  24. California35 says:

    I’m not watching the OC, but like to read the recaps…this way I know what is going on, but I don’t have to suffer through it 😛 besides I have plenty of shows (not reality)on Sunday night. Do any of you watch other shows on Sunday? I record them if I can’t watch them.

    • dickens says:

      I watch Celebrity Apprentice and Sister Wives. Can always catch OC later.

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      too many shows on tonite, so I record some: The Killing (AMC – awesome new show), Mob Wives (VH 1), Celebrity Apprentice (is tonite Nene’s meltdown?), The Amazing Race, and Audrina’s show on VH 1 looks good too. The Closer is good, but no time to watch or record! Last show I would ever watch: RHOC!! they are too disgusting

    • @tweatcyn says:

      I watch The Killing on AMC. It’s awesome.

      • BlueSky_Forever says:

        tweatcyn, who do you think is the killer? That politician, or the supporter that offered him $50,000? She had expensive shoes on when she died, so it makes me think it’s a rich guy that killed her. Then there’s that bus ride that led to the sports facility…so many twists to this story. AMC has the best shows!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i was waiting and waiting for that show and then it aired 2 eppys before i knew it was on
        so now im gonna wait till they all rerun or they are on demand

  25. HD says:

    Watching BEA…her head looks huge…she needs to gain about 10 pounds.

  26. Veronique says:

    I know I brought it up once before, but that whole decimate Bethenny trend on TWOP is starting to REALLY annoy me. TWOP is Bravo’s board after all, and so many of these “new” poster names keep ripping her apart. She is either a workaholic or lazy. Both traits showing how horrible she is. NOTHING she does is right. I can’t help but remember other posts on Amazon.

    Maybe Jill’s war on Bethenny isn’t over? Like at all? Here is the latest one, just for an example. http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3197302&st=4400
    [i]
    I just feel like if she were motivated, she’d have had something before this, nearly anything, be it an education, a career, anything. She had every opportunity to achieve those things and focused on finding men to leech off of, waggling her boobs in low-rent films and trying random job ideas to get famous.

    Very nicely put and I totally agree. Not knocking her hustle is a whole lot different from being impressed. I can’t knock her hustle cause when all is said and done she’s getting paid (how much? who knows) but paid nonetheless. With that said I don’t see her as a role model cause she stumbled upon this. Plain and simple. Is it what a lot of people dream of? The get rich quick scheme that pays off? Yup but I wouldn’t want to encourage that path to my children. Most people wouldn’t. There are people out there who want to live their dreams because say they have a talent like singing, dancing, something in entertainment industry and in order to really be a success they would have to be dedicated and hone their craft. There are entrepenuers who want to be the next hot thing and sometimes it works out but most of the time if it does you have some savy business person utilizing some sort of education or smarts or experience to then come up with the next million dollar idea. Bethenny’s success was a get rich quick scheme that ACTUALLY worked. Her success was as random as hitting the lottery. Her other lottery tickets didn’t work out (Bethenny bakes, acting, first reality show attempt) but it finally hit with the Housewives.

    No this isn’t some impressive climb to success that I want my children to emulate or believe is an actual option of long term financial security or personal success. I may as well tell my children to just kept buying lottery tickets and eventually one day you’ll hit. Sorry having a hustle is obviously another way to make money but then again so is 3 card monte. Just because you’re good at it doesn’t mean that’s a respectable way to go about making a living. Some people still care about integrity and don’t adjust the meaning of it as the times change. One other thing that I can’t respect is the fact that it never dawned on this women to go about earning an income like us mere peasants and that is by going out and actually getting a JOB. You know, work for a living in a structured profession or job. One that isn’t created by her. [/i]

    • HD says:

      Is this person stupid? Who in their right mind would work a 9-5 job rather than come up with an idea for a drink and make 120 million dollars? Is this person that dumb? I can’t even really comment on this. The level of stupidity is too damn overwhelming!

      • ramonacoaster says:

        There’s always be an anti-Bethenny campaign on TWOP ever since Season 2 of RHONY. Most people loved her snarky wit in Season 1 but at the end of Season 2 there were a lot of complaints like her voice was grating and some people predicting Jill was going to dump her as a friend because of all those spoofs that Bethenny did of Jill, mimicking and mocking her in Bravo videos.
        However, regarding the above post from TWOP, she (and everyone else for that matter) is entitled to make as much money as they want and usually the way to do it is through entrepreneurship. Hustling, luck, great ideas, hard work and perserverance are all part of the recipe for success. Of course this is not to knock anyone that doesn’t do the same. If you’re the type of person to work 9-5 then so be it. It’s your choice.

    • California35 says:

      Aaaahh no comment? Lol

      • Veronique says:

        This is one of dozens or hundreds of posts all in the EXACT SAME VEIN!

        Seriously, almost every post is like this.

        Bethenny’s whole business is based on her image, and to me? It looks like people are trying to ruin that image, on TWOP, a BRAVO board.

        Keep in mind, they closed RHNY thread for almost a year, only because Jill Zarin’s antics were being reported and discussed in that thread. Yet the Bethenny crap? Doesn’t even get a warning.

        It’s just ODD, and beginning to feel deliberate to me.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Whoever wrote that is a complete moron. Bethenny admits that she tried and tried again to be successful and even admits that most of the things that she tried, failed. Yet she kept going, trying new things and when they told her “No” to her Skinnygirl Margarita, she said screw you and went and did it herself without the help of the major booze backers. She IS to be admired for her business abilities. Rant over.

          • Veronique says:

            Moron or systematic undermining of Bethenny’s success and popularity? As I said, that is just one of MANY posts like that, followed by a lot of people agreeing.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              “One other thing that I can’t respect is the fact that it never dawned on this women to go about earning an income like us mere peasants and that is by going out and actually getting a JOB. You know, work for a living in a structured profession or job. One that isn’t created by her.”

              Creating your own job is called Entrepreneurship 101.

              It’s small businesses like Bethenny’s that are actually propelling our economy forward.

          • Veronique says:

            Oh and what the hell?

            BETHENNY slept her way to success? WHAT?

            Lulu, Jill, Kelly, Sonja? Sure an argument can be made for those 4 laying on their backs and thinking of England to be rich, but BETHENNY?

        • lovemamaearth says:

          I suspect Bravo posts those Jillousy comments so we’d love B all the more by comparison. What they don’t realize is that we’d love her anyway, the antics and the people she pulls into her life are just plain fun.

          Or maybe they realize it but they’re hedging their bets.

          If you analyze Disney films et al, there has to be a conflict and a hero for a good story. We were raised on that and it continues.

          • Veronique says:

            I seriously don’t think BRAVO would be behind this.

            Saying a show is unwatchabe is not the way they would go, even to create a “villain.”

            I think it is spearheaded by either Jill, or her minions.

            And yes, I am serious about that.

            • lovemamaearth says:

              Of course it’s spearheaded Jill and her minions. But Bravo is posting the stuff apparently. Bravo doesn’t post our comments about Jill–that’s how so many of us came to be here with Lynn. (and loving it)

    • Adgirl says:

      I guess that writer hasn’t heard that “Success is Planning meeting Luck”. Not Luck meeting Luck.
      Maybe the author’s ponytail is tied too tight.

      • Veronique says:

        Or maybe the authorS are setting out to ruin her image?

        They are also attacking the show by the way, saying she is such a bitch that it’s now unwatchable, that she couldn’t shut up long enough to be a decent talk show host, that she is selfish and lazy and a workaholic and a liar and a bulimic and a fake and that she made Jill look bad because she is a user…it goes on and on and on.

        • The posters at TWOP have been bashing Bethenny for over a year, it’s nothing new. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Jill hired some of those posters to bash Bethenny over there. Jill’s cyber assistant, Maggie, was on Reality Tea bashing Bethenny a few months ago. They usually repeat the same things. They claim that Bethenny is a user, that she conspired with Bravo to make Jill look bad and that Jill took her off the streets when she had nowhere else to go. Jill seems to think that bashing Bethenny makes her look better. I don’t think that all of the anti-Bethenny comments have anything to do with Jill but I think some of them do. You can tell by the wording. Jill and her “team” have a tendency to repeat the same phrases.

          • Smompy says:

            Exactly. This really isn’t anything new for TWoP. I’m not sure if there are actually a large number of Bethenny haters around, or if there are a smaller number of them who happen to be industrious, loud and virulent, but I tend to believe it’s the latter. In any case, TWoP is a lost cause. The popular opinion there is that Bethenny Frankel is the most vile, foul beast ever to have oozed out of the bowels of bloodgutted hell, and if you disagree with that idea too much, you will be banned from TWoP for life. Suzie Strega wrote in one of my warnings, “please don’t phrase things that way. It makes it sound like you believe other posters’ opinions are somehow invalid.” Well, DUH! Then, when I disagreed in a sickeningly over-polite way so that she couldn’t criticize my phraseology, I was warned that I wasn’t putting enough spaces between my sentences. I use three, but the goderator suggested I hit the space bar five times after every sentence….IF I wanted to continue commenting on HER site, that is. F U TWoP.

            When Suzie Strega closed down the RHoNYC thread entirely because too many people were actually starting to criticize the Zarin, that new Housewives forum site opened up and I suddenly had high hopes. But that quickly degenerated into another Bethenny-is-Evil site too, and no other opinions were really tolerated there either. And now the once clever tvgasm has evidently fallen victim to this attitude. In fact the interwebs are pretty much overrun with anti-Bethenny trolls now, so thank God for Lynn n Chicago! This may be the only place one can openly support Bethenny or her show without getting smacked around or banned. Plus, it’s still OK to criticize Bethenny here (providing it isn’t completely stupid or untrue), and that kind of openness is unique these days. The funny thing to me is that if Bethenny weren’t so attacked all over the place, I might well be a lesser fan of hers. The vitriol against her is so over the top that I almost feel like I HAVE TO defend her.

            • Lisa says:

              Well said. I broke up with TWOP. really, took them out of my bookmarks so I wouldnt end up there accidently. TVgasam has been a hair off since B-Side sold it(couldn’t have been prouder unless I was his own mom lol). I am hanging in there with them,barely, because I am a long time fan of some their bloggers. The comments have gotten more civil so I have fingers crossed. Found Lynn on twitter & have been hooked ever since. Best commenters & my new favorite. IMO on this blog you can love or hate who you want, freely, i have read some great debates, just keep it civil. Thats why I love it, its like free speech really does exist. Whew, sorry for the rant. That said, i am convinced JZ has minions on TWOP, Oliver Stone convinced.

      • HD says:

        Thank you! The problem is that most people think successful people just woke up and were successful. They don’t see the journey. This person is a complete idiot and then to act like they would rather punch a clock. Child please! I wish I had a 120 million dollars!

        • vilzvet says:

          That board is frightening! The post above is actually POLITE compared to the crap being spewed over there. I read through several pages and a few of those women really seem to despise B with a passion. I see no need to call the baby “cross eyed” either. Certain posts should be edited out. It’s a Bethenny hatefest. No need to go over there any longer, no fun and friendship like we have here!

        • Veronique says:

          I think the other reason this whole thing seems more like a “plan” is that there is still a lot of Bethenny “like” in the RHNY thread.

          If this is a deliberate “attack” on her image, they have mostly left it in her thread. Because it’s working there, and the “sheep” have seen the HATE trend and start chiming in on it.

          There are a couple of posts that are positive scattered here and there, but the pile on hate stuff has completely taken it over.

          Jillousy? Or trying to derail Bethenny, just like the bad reviews left on Bethenny’s products on Amazon (most of which were removed by Amazon when directly traced back to the Jill crowd?)

          Did Jill really intern at TWOP?

      • lovemamaearth says:

        I love that!!! 🙂 And I hope Jill sees it.

    • Smompy says:

      I gave up on TWoP a long, long time ago. I had to. I was right on track to be banned for life anyway, being that I’d already gotten several “warnings” by the TWoP goderators for daring to disagree with the oft-repeated assertion of the majority that that Bethenny Frankel was, in reality, the most foul, evil monster ever to have oozed out from the bowels of bloodgutted hell. Seriously, I received a warning which read, “Please don’t phrase your disagreement that way. It makes it sound like you feel other poster’s opinions are incorrect.” Well, duh! In my last warning, I was told that I didn’t put enough spaces between my sentences. The goderator suggested I hit the space bar five times instead of three. I had disagreed with the contention that Bethenny had actually only gone out to Califrnia so that she could smother her own sainted, generous father with a pillow. However, I did this so politely that the goderator couldn’t criticize my phraseology, so they came up with the “if you want to keep posting here, use more spaces between your sentences” warning instead. That was a brand new goderator too. All my other snotty-as-hell warnings had come from god herself (Susan Strega), but I guess she was out sharpening her fangs that day, so I got threatened by the new guy. Anywho, that was my last visit to TWopLand. You cant win there. You either drink the anti-Bethenny Kool-ade or you’re considered a persona non grata. I say Fuck Em! But I say that about a lot of people, though.

      I knew TWoP was Zarinlnd, and I knew that other Real-Houswives/Bethenny-Sux website was like that (the one that started up after Susan Strega closed down the RHoNYC
      thread because commenters were actually starting to {{{gasp}}} criticize the Zarin) was like that too, but I never thought tvgasm would go that route. And now they seem to have done just that too. I’m not sure if Bethenny’s haters are large in number or if they’re just extremely industrious & virulent, but I find that they pretty much rules the interwebs. Maybe I wouldn’t like her so much myself if she weren’t so universally hated? Anyway, this is the only place I know of where one is allowed to openly be a fan of Bethenny’s without getting smacked around or forced into submission. So thank God for Lynn n Chicago!

      Cat v. JZ would be all too awesome, btw, and that’s why I’m assuming it’ll never ever happen. Nene v.Teresa would be disturbing to watch, as both those chicks would quikly abandon what little reason they possess and turn into two hulking, violent brutes. Then again, they might just kill each other and I think I could live with that.

      Lastly, I cannot wait till the new OC episode airs. It’s not that I actually plan to watch it or anything like that. It’s just that if I have to listen one more time to that promo in which Tammruh badly delivers that lame, OLD fat joke about Jeana, I swear Ima start banging my head against a wall.

      I hope everyone’s having a Happy Easter!

      p.s.
      Sorry for my typos and such. I can only see a tiny portion of what I’m typing today. I have Screwy Screen Syndrome again.

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      Most of it is due to haters that are jealous. It’s weird how if a site gets known for that crap, more people pile on. Disgusting how hate breeds hate, plus the “crowd mentality” where people just follow en mass. Remember not too many years ago in NYC when someone was being attacked or raped, people just ignored it & went on their way? It took community policing to change that aspect of NYC.

      If someone has the courage, a “jealous much?” is overdue on that site. How can they rant on B’s baby? That shows the site is full of deranged lunatics jealous of B. I’m not sure Jill has anything to do with it, but bet she enjoys reading it.

      Lynn’s blog is one of the few places that is safe from raging lunatics in the internet universe. Have you seen the crazy posters on yahoo? One of the other few places that I’ve seen where the comments are just awesome is the New York Times.

  27. lurker315 says:

    Remember when Michael Lohan was going to be on Celebrity Rehab with Michaele S.?
    Well now he’s shopping his own rehab show on a yacht to help teens and… wait for it… Kim Granatell is his new buddy. What great examples for troubled teens. Hope Bravo passes on this, but I wouldn’t put it beyond TLC to pick up this series. Kim and Michael Lohan in bikinis….UGH!!

  28. WindyCityWondering says:

    Maybe it is time for Bravo to rename the housewives franchise to Real Women of (insert the city). The majority are not wives or have professional careers!

    • HD says:

      So true. Very few are married and very few have jobs. I actually wonder how these women exist. Like Tamara. She just gets up every day and does what? Plan a damn yoga wear party? I mean really? You don’t get up thinking how are you going to pay a bill? Bravo must be paying well. How much are they getting?

      • HD says:

        Oh…I just googled and it said some of them get 30,000 per episode. I guess that is why Tamara can just plan yoga wear parties and they can have botox lunches and stuff.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        she is in real estate
        they showed her showing houses before

  29. lovemamaearth says:

    I hope it’s ok to move this over here, The Cinema Verte (sp) topic about the Loud family–the first reality show. DJ I hope you can tell us some stories. I didn’t know about the series until Lisa said she’d advised Jill not to do the reality show because of what happened to the Louds. So I looked it up. The movie on them is really well done IMO.

    DJ Loops Fruit says:
    April 24, 2011 at 5:17 am

    i only caught the tail end but my b/f taped it for me

    im suprised no one thought to release An American Family on dvd

    i remember watching it when it was first aired
    the very first reality show and i used to know Lance loud when he was working at Interview Magazine
    he was really funny in person
    more funny then catty

    • HD says:

      I watched it last night. It was very good.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        The acting was excellent imo.

        There are youtubes with the gay son who seems like such a kick in the pants.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          Diane Lane was EXCELENT as Pat Loud omg she looked so much ike her and had her mannerisms to a t and Timothy Robbins was also just as good as Bill Loud
          but the real suprise for me was James Gandifini as the producer
          he looked like him sounded him but best of all erased all elements of Tony Soprano
          it was really well done
          The one that played Lance nailed it but didnt really look like him
          also the real Grant was much uter
          but these are minor things

    • Adgirl says:

      I think the original Loud family show will never be reissued. Probably the rights to rebroadcast or sell were never negotiated between PBS and the family. At the time who knew we would have a reality show craze, the internet or DVDs?

      I would LOVE to see it.

  30. RileyKitty says:

    Happy Easter!!! I have been dying to get back to you all (my “peeps” [Vicki voice]) LOL. With work, baseball season & just life in general, time has not been my friend…

    I am almost over watching Orange County. Gretchen & Slade are just gross. Tamra is even more annoying without Simon. This new Chick I can’t get a grasp on. & It is just more of the same from Vicki (I find it hard to believe she is at work from 8am until Midnight most days). The only plus so far is there has been very little of Jim when we see Alexis.

    Someone please help me understand why we need so many housewives in NY? Kelly is still an idiot, LuAnn is still pretentious, Jill is still a self centered cow & Ramona is still… RAMONA! This new Cindy seems to be a waste of time. Now I love me some Alex but I am concerned she is getting a tad aggressive in sharing her new found voice. Dial it back a bit , Alex, there is a time & place to speak up & it isn’t EVERYWHERE. I am not crazy about Sonja this year… Causes are not meant to be “your day”!! She seems a bit more self centered this year & it isn’t pretty (much like that painting boyfriend did)

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Hey Riley welcome back. ITA – NY needs better women, these are getting too borish, bitchy and beyond redemption.

    • quincyil says:

      I think Sonja’s joke of in one ear and out the other would have worked if the subject was not as serious as it was.

      Sonja has a lot of stress and it think it’s piling up and affecting her adversely.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      I dont really buy that time and place thing
      sometimes it just doesnt matter where you are when b/s is being slung
      I say get it off your chest and dont let it fester

  31. kotagirl29 says:

    There is one person to go against Kelly and that would be Kim Richards. Although I can’t imagine the two of them having a war of words, they would probably have a hair twirling fight. Or see if they can get the rest of the “girls” together to play red rover.

    • Adgirl says:

      Kelly strikes me a Musical Chairs fan.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        I’d like to see Alex with them – with that jaw dropping to the ground look as she tries to figure out what’s going on.

        (I do like Kim though – or feel very very sorry for her – but I do admit that she’s on the strange side)

        • kotagirl29 says:

          That’s why I paired her off with Kelly. Neither one strikes me as an intellectual giant (or even average). I can just see the two of them running around together turning cartwheels and making sand angels, and braiding each others hair, and calling boys they like, and having sleep overs, playin Mystery Date….. Sorry I got carried away. Kim is sweet, but I can see her and Kelly as friends, I just can.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kelly vs Michaele – both are living in fantasy worlds, both think parties were invented for them to attend and both have bodies by beanpoles.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        Michaela vs Phaedra. Phaedra would cross examine her until she got to the bottom of the nonsense.

  32. Adgirl says:

    Is it true that ratings are up on the episodes Jill is not on?? So, her “I’ll show them!” trick backfired?

    • quincyil says:

      Jill probably wanted to come on and state her wish to be nice to everyone and then leave so we would miss her.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Last week posted April 22
      Real Housewives of NYC (BRAVO) – Real Housewives of NYC (BRAVO, 10pm)
      – 1.927 million viewers
      – 1.4/2 HH
      – 0.9/2 A18-49

      Week before (posted April 15)
      Real Housewives of NYC (BRAVO, 10pm)
      – 1.856 million viewers
      – 1.4/2 HH
      – 0.9/3 A18-49

      April 7

      Real Housewives of NYC (BRAVO, 10pm)
      – 1.965 million viewers
      – 1.5/2 HH
      – 1.0/3 A18-49

  33. Adgirl says:

    Cindy Vagshop is such a snooze.
    Again I ask (beg) for Bravo to bring in a retired model. There have to be 100’s of them in NY that would love to be on the show. I love Paulina Porzkova (sp?). She is still thin and gorgeous. Kelly would have a meltdown. Currently she is happy because she is the “younger pretty one”.
    So add Cat O and Paulina and we have a great show again.

    • jeang says:

      I do not see much of anything pretty or sexy about kelly. She has a strange body, wacky boobs, leathery wrinkled skin. Huge mouth and ugly feet in those sandals she wears. Plus in that one photo back a blog or two again, she has lumpy, bumby thighs that looks like loose skin, cellulite to me. Add to that her hateful personality and obvious mental issues. I think when people like her and luann have dates it strictly for opportunities to be on tv and nothing more.

  34. Terry says:

    Wow, you love Cat, you really do. I agree that she’s quick, but I don’t know. I thought she was quick to say “bollocks!” and that’s about it. She seemed to get righteously angry a lot but not I didn’t notice her being angry and humorous at the same time.

    Personally, I support your proposing whatever you want. You’re a great blogger and Bravo should take your opinions into consideration, since you create a lot of interest for them. But don’t think your proposal will come to anything for one reason: Cat doesn’t live in New York.

    The practical part of this is that living in NYC is very expensive and I don’t know that Bravo would pick up Cat’s tab. The entertainment part of this is that one of the things the RH programs do is showcase certain habits and attitudes that are particular to each of the cities or regions in which the programs are set.

    Cat was interesting in the DC show because she lived there and had absorbed some of the local ways: she was preoccupied with the pecking order in the company town that is DC, she was trying to figure out the local racial politics (and doing it badly), and she had a certain cachet being married to a [i]Newsweek[/i] photographer. (Was it [i]Newsweek[/i]?)

    So what is she going to do in NYC? She’d be a relative pauper, and her connections with the press and slight connection with Obama and the White House Christmas Party wouldn’t count for much in New York. We have more journalists than DC and most are not all that important here. Really, your name better be Sulzberger or Keller before anyone cares. Also, people don’t care if you’ve been to the White House; they want to go to the Met balls (yes, NYC really [i]is[/i] that provincial). And no one is going to care that she kissed Prince Harry. I know I didn’t think it was anything much. Older woman hangs out in a bar where younger people are getting drunk and then makes out with one of the kids? I’m not all that interested.

    Finally, we don’t know Cindy yet but she has possibilities. She’s no fool and perhaps once she gets used to the women she’ll participate more.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Her ex-husband was a White House Press Corp photographer (or something like that). But also a renowned photojournalist.

      • quincyil says:

        They were married less than 3 years and had no children so I doubt she will get alimony or child support like Luann, Sonja, Kelly, Kim Richards, Sherree from Atlanta, Vicki G from her first husband, Kim Z, or Danielle S got.

        Wow… so many of these women had a lot of money when married and really has problems in divorce.

      • Dawn says:

        I just saw some photographs in Newsweek taken by Cat’s ex-husband.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          I think he was a photographer for Newsweek but was assigned as part of the Press Corp to the White House.

          • kotagirl29 says:

            But hell, I don’t really know how any of that works. I avoid anything political like the plague.

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            didnt he lose that job because of The infamous couple who crashed the white house

            isnt that also the reason for Cats breakup with her ex

    • quincyil says:

      She could be working on a second book. London is probably expensive to live in too.

      The yellow house in the DC suburbs was a rental and that is gone so Cat has no permanent ties to DC.

      If having money was a requirement for Bravo’s housewives, so many wouldnt be in bankruptcy courts.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I think given that people are kind of in to England right now given the Royal Wedding which is revitalizing the monarchy that Bravo should do a new show and call it ‘London Calling’. It would be about blue bloods means upper crust commoners or commoners who pretend to be upper crust.

        Cat could be in that one….and Andy could still be true to his word about there being no more housewife shows.

  35. jeepers1941 says:

    ladies and gentlemen,
    The bottom line is, 99% of us all love Bethenny, and 99% of us hate JZ.
    JZ hates everyone who she has no control over. She has to know everything about everyone, to use to advantage, pure and simple. She knows just how people feel about her, but she has no feelings. So the question is, why would a woman put herself out in public so much to prove everyone is right about her? Because she then becomes center stage, and that is where she wants to be. She could care less about another human being. If she did, she should know what all this is doing to her daughter, Ally.
    Ally should be JZ main priority. I can only imagine what horrible things are being said to this girl about her mother. It is just so sad. Bobby is a different story, but you can bet Zarin Fabrics has taken a hit ($$) for JZ actions as well.
    Frankly, JZ doesn’t care about any of these things, or else she would knock off all her BS and start acting like she is intune with the world, not revolving around her. But a BITCH is still a BITCH, always has been always will be. She will never be able to redeem herself and we all know that to be true, to bad she doesn’t have the capability to realize this herself.
    While I am sure she could be and possibly is behind these bashings at Bethenny, those people who do so at her bequests don’t have a brain of they’re own and are on the same level as JZ is. It will be a cold day in hell when she ask for redemption and door slams shut with her on the outside screaming her f-ing head off, what did I do, I don’t deserve this…………..when if fact, she did it all to herself.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I think there are probably plenty of people who genuinely don’t like any of the housewives, including Bethenny. We all know that 99% of us that come to this site do so because we individually came to the conclusion that Jill sucks. It’s not like Bethenny or Alex called us up and asked us to dislike Jill – we came to that conclusion on our own. So in this huge world of people with very diverse opinions, some have to dislike Bethenny and like Jill for whatever reasons they have. What I can’t understand is why Bravo or this TWOP place would only present one side of the story.

      I totally get why most of use that come to this site think Jill sucks – because the name of the blog let’s us know our opinions are welcome here. But I’ve seen lots of discussion on Alex and Simon, and little agreement. For the most part people seem to be pro Bethenny here – and go to RCH and vent if they aren’t.

      These blogs parallel life. I’m not going to go into a room of people with opposite political views as mine, and state my opinion and expect to be agreed with. I’d hold my tongue.

      • jeepers1941 says:

        housewifeaddict
        I learned in my upbringing, holding you’re tongue is sometimes called good manners, not being rude to someone. But I also was taught to speak my mind if I feel strongly about something or someone. In saying that, I’ll stand by my words and deeds. It is up to the reciever to either react or not.

      • chismosa says:

        what is RCH? anyone.????

  36. skogsstig says:

    “Your Brain on Bravo” – interesting read from The Boston Globe. 🙂
    http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/articles/2011/04/24/a_critic_spends_a_week_watching_aspirational_tv_bravo/

  37. WindyCityWondering says:

    Just a thought – maybe Rosie Pope could be a RHNY candidate. Bravo likes her, she lives there and she is actually a real housewife, business owner and exBaroness.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      that’s not a bad idea

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      no please god NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      no one can understand her voice as it is
      if i ever had to watch her interact with any of the others i would go bonkers

  38. TLM says:

    Ok, is there a link anywhere to the Simon VK webisode? I can’t find it.

    I saw the graphics for the upcoming season of RHONJ and I am perplexed. If Atlanta gets a peach, NY gets an apple and OC gets an orange, why the F doesn’t NJ get a tomato??? It’s what the state is known for, it’s certainly Italian, and technically, it’s also a fruit. It’s positively weird to see the outline of the state of NJ, which is recognizable to me since I’ve lived in the tristate area forever, but what about the rest of the country? I just think it’s stupid they never used tomatoes.

    Miami got a flamingo and RHOBH got a pair of sunglasses. I think Miami should have had a roasted pig as its symbol, and BH a diamond.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Thanks for that link, HD.

      Re the Jeana clip, Simon is no saint & Tamara did try with him imo. If he’s whining now, too bad. He has a lot of control issues to work on. I don’t think Simon bullied Tamara in texts, and she looks foolish making that claim.

      Jeana looks good with her weight loss.

  39. quincyil says:

    “The I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by QuincyIL

    I often try to imagine myself in the predicaments of the stars of these reality shows. Not their problems of how big a diamond ring is going to be or having a day in my honor, but how I would react if I made a blunder and needed a way to dig myself out of the quicksand. I have been pondering the situation of Sonja Tremont Morgan for a while. Sonja was our golden girl last season and she was the light in a dark passage for the ladies of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” If there was any humor in Season Three it game from our girl Sonja. Even when attacked by Jill Zarin out of the blue, she ignored it and said that all she needed was a chance to explain. Sonja did not do a great job trying to explain herself recently, so I am going to help her.

    I think that Sonja and Alex are being very kind to the coordinators of MENY and the Producers of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” I think Sonja did in fact have a verbal agreement with the coordinators and over time, things changed. Too many chefs, not cooks, were stirring the march pot. When confronted with the changes, Sonja Morgan experienced what we in our menopausal years called a brain freeze. She was unable to realize how her decision to stay on the known pathway would affect her future. So she blew it. The fall out keeps raining on Sonja and she actually said that she was crying on twitter and wished she had never done the show. Too late, now Sonja. Buck up! You have a long path to ride.
    When Sonja says, she could not remember Simon’s name in the conversation with Alex in her home, I believe that too. She really didn’t know Simon before the filming of Season Four as he was very busy last year with his work and we didn’t see much of him either. I think Sonja barely knew Alex as they really only had a few days on the boat and island to share and they were all busy with Kelly’s Break through.

    I would not make a comment about the size of my new friend’s husband, but Sonja makes comments about people’s looks and size all of the time. She notices how tall Kelly is getting out of a limo. This is something she does. Saying she was nervous about Simon coming over to her home was another blunder. She need to spend a lot of time in group hugs with Simon as penance.

    Jill Zarin wrote about “hypocrisy” in her blog and I did not know what she was talking about because it was in a paragraph about good bloggers. After thinking about this, I realized that Jill was calling Alex out on her ability to forgive Sonja so quickly when Jill is still on the carpet for comments from Season One. Alex did forgive and it seemed off the wall, but I think it goes back to the march organizers and no one wanted to embarrass someone at MENY on national TV. I’m sure someone at MENY has fallen on his sword and we are not being told so we are left confused.

    Sonja had a fantastic line; she said that it was “water off a duck’s back.” This is our golden Sonja. That is also our golden Bethenny who took hits from Kelly with “Adios, Lunatic.” The key to success in the world of reality TV is being able to take a hit and laughing it off. That is actually the key to success in the real world too.

    Sonja Tremont Morgan has had a lot of blows in the past few years. If you look at the NY Post and NY bloggers, they are ruthlessly attacking her for her life choice to marry an old man and her lifestyle after that marriage imploded. She put on a Marie Antoinette gown and wig while she holds a piece of cake. She is going to survive. There is no other option.

    Sonja should not cry. She should laugh at herself and ask, “What was I thinking?” I think Alex learned that long ago and she should be able to help Sonja navigate the Manhattan swamps.

    Sonja, if Jill thinks she can make a comeback, you can too. So follow our girl Jill Zarin, and keep trying, Sonja. Maybe, someday, you will have an “I Love Sonja Morgan” blog on the prairie by Quincy IL.

    Get back on that horse, Sonja!

    Q

    • Veronique says:

      Except Sonja is blowing it bigtime.

      She is, and is coming off as, a self-absorbed snob, and VERY full of herself.

      I really hoped she would simply apologize and say “What was I thinking?” or come up with some other charming mea-culpa.

      Instead, she continues to act like an asshole, on twitter, and with her attitude on the show. She really blew it, and apparently learned nothing at all from watching Jill’s fall from grace.

      “OUR gays?”

      Oh really.

      • jeepers1941 says:

        Vernonique,
        have to agree with you here, Sonja I think blew her cover big time, and given time, I think she and LULU will fall out of that brown paper bag at the same time………

      • quincyil says:

        Yes, but all of the NY women seem to do that. The women in “Pregnant in Heels” do it too. I suspect that she would shocked that we would notice that and be concerned.

        As Error404 told us, NYC is not Smallsville. They are ruthless. LOL.

      • Smompy says:

        Hey, I like Sonya, I really do, but I don’t believe that gay marriage rally stuff was due to any confusion on her part. And I don’t believe they insisted she be the only speaker or play the part of “Grand Marshall” either If that’s been the case, it would have appeared somewhere in their advertising/literature. It only lister her as a speaker, the same way Alex was listed. Clearly Sonja was being a self-centered diva in a toga. All she had to do was say yes, of course Simon can speak if he wants. Problem solved and Sonja would have lost absolutely nothing. She was still the “Grand Marshall” and final speaker, which is obviously what she wanted for herself. AND I don’t believe for one minute that she couldn’t remember Simon’s name either. She’s known Simon for a while now, and Alex never shuts up about the man. How could she NOT know his name? It was, IMO, clearly a passive aggressive act for her to pretend she didn’t know his name. Plus when she later spoke to other people about her confrontation with Alex, she changed the facts around and also told several different versions. Her “confused” versions of stories always seem to make her look like the victim and other people the bad guy s. Her actions regarding that rally were just plain WRONG. Still, in the bigger picture it wasn’t that huge of a deal, so if she simply admitted she had gotten a big head and was sorry she’d acted that way, I imagine most everyone would forgive her and forget about it. Instead she lies, bullies, denies and now cries. Smarten up, Sonja. You didn’t land that wealthy husband by being a stupid diva, and you certainly won’t win fans by acting this way.

        • quincyil says:

          I think Sonja lucked into a lot of things including that marriage. LOL. She played a role there as she is now. The real Sonja is miserable and wondering how she can fix the mess she has gotten herself into.

          I think she should say she was sorry and move forward using self deprecating humor. The trick is to help us focus on other things, like the outrageous comments from Jill Zarin that we know will come if Jill is alone with a producer for a moment.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sonja spent last season meeting and greeting her fellow castmates. The trip to SJVI was to be anything but what it turned into. She did not react like the other ladies did because she did not have any history/background with Kelly. She was nice to everyone as she went about impressing them with how fabulous she was while married to the Morgan money (the houses, the closets for the houses, the boats, the chefs, the hostess for events in her townhome, etc). While the horror of Kelly’s breakdown assaulted us – did we really pay attention to Sonja or was she just like the “thinking of nice thoughts” deversion tactic while something is scaring us?
      Did we see the “real” Sonja?
      I am thinking we are now seeing who Sonja really may be. Insecure with a big ego, wondering if she is sexy enough to snag another meal ticket, unable to apologize because then she would have to admit she was out of line? Can she recover her likeability (be redeemed)? Sorry, Alex gave her a pass because Alex knew Sonja could never admit she acted like an ass either at MENY or her townhome. Alex will survive, I am not sure about Sonja.

      • quincyil says:

        Alex suffered and still suffers with the comments from those women. I think she survives at the cost of being called a hipocrite, a bitch, and unworthy of being in their social group.

        Sonja is a leader and I see her long term as on the side of Alex against Jill Zarin.

        The “I am fabulous” line didn’t work in this instance because Alex and Simon were harmed, but normally, no one cares about Sonja thinking highly of herself.
        This is one instance too. Perhaps, it won’t become a pattern of behavior.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          ahhh Q…you take up the cause of the underdog quite a bit on our blog on the prairie.

          As much as I disagree and can name numerous instances where all Sonja did was reveal her true self, I will not point any of that out.

          Instead I will say, in the spirit of Easter, you are a better woman that me, and if I was ever in a jam, boy, would I want you in my corner!

          • quincyil says:

            I think the horse analogy was good as it seems they go horseback riding and Sonja falls.

            I am so careful with horses and beginners. I actually walk next to the horse’s head so that the rider thinks they are riding that horse, but the horse is obeying me from the ground. We go like that for ages with my running next to the horse so the rider will get set in her saddle.

            I am sure a lot of horse people here are going to have comments about Sonja falling of that horse who stopped short.

            • chismosa says:

              Quincy – not sure if you’ll see this and i may just bring it up next wk after we see Sonja fall- but i do not ride, i took a riding class in college as an elective and it was fantastic. In my opinion- as someone who dances and is generally called a ‘great dancer’ – (not to toot my own horn) – because i’m pretty graceful – does that make for a better rider? I mean, don’t you have to move your hips to match the movements of the horse?
              I ask because- Kelly – as seen in the first few episodes she was in, when she was riding in the Hamptons- she is just so NOT GRACEFUL and i am not even a professional rider and i could tell watching her she had awful form. Am i right?
              I could see Sonja being better, but maybe something happens with communication with her horse at the time and she falls. I just don’t get how Kelly is a big rider because she shuffles around like a man and has a man’s body. She has no grace to her movements! How can a horse handle her?

              thanks

              • alicia says:

                There was a recent study about rider accidents and surprisingly enough , it’s trainers and competitive equestrians that have the worst injuries from falls. We are riding the more difficult horses and competing under stress. It’s also true that sometimes very good riders get complacent and decide they don’t always need to wear a helmet. That being said, I feel beginners need to ride quiet older horses and build their confidence. Sonja probably shouldn’t be riding a throughbred , a very sensitive breed for experienced riders. She also shouldn’t be cantering !
                It’s like getting into a Ferrari when you’re 16 !!!

            • Sam says:

              Kelly’s fall from a horse was the reason I started watching RHNY in the first place. I was involved in a horse forum and they were talking about what a horrible rider she is, but I didn’t have a clue who this woman was. Then about two days later I was flipping channels and came across the episode itself. After that, I kept watching the show because I thought they’d have more horse stuff, and by the time I figured out it was a one-time thing I was hooked on the Drama.

              So yes, I think horse folks will have a lot to say after seeing Sonja fall!

          • quincyil says:

            I actually like Sonja and I am desperately trying to find people brave enough to stand up to Jill Zarin. I think Sonja and Alex are brave. Jill Zarin is powerful and she is not afraid to wield her battling ax.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              IMHO- the whole MEMY controversy was Sonja flexing her muscles. She wanted to pull off a power play.

              AND she almost succeeded- it’s just because Simon and Alex were so pissed off that they lost their cool and called her out on it. If they were in a different type of arena they may not have.

              But Sonja is too green to really pull off a flawless power move with this group. These aren’t horny ole rich men that she can just bat her eyes and do her little shimmy when she walks away from them.

              I still am wondering why MEMY caved to her- and I really don’t think a divorced Morgan’s name was the reason.

              I wonder if she made/or promised some type of donation??? It’s the only reason I can think of that this organization would throw Alex under the bus.

              I’m not going to say Sonja is too weak to take on Jill…yet.

            • housewifeaddict says:

              My hunch is that Sonja fell out with Jill because she allowed Lynn to interview her. There – I’ve said it out loud. Left alone Sonja would have gone along on her self absorbed way. We’ll have to watch the timing and see if it lines up.

              So I guess I’m saying I don’t give her any credit for standing up to Jill.

              • quincyil says:

                I would like to extend an invitation to you. I have organized a medium/soothsayer/crystalball reading/tealeaves reader/ medium/pyschic/witch union for people who watch Bravo or have any connection to real housewives. I believe you have this gift and hope that you will consider joining.

                Q, your unofficial pretend IHJZ soothsayer.

            • lovemamaearth says:

              I like that you take into account, what is going on in their lives that could and does affect their behavior. I like that OMIB commended you for that trait.

              I like Sonja and hope she comes around to Alex’s team. If she continues to be Zarined, I won’t enjoy her at all.

              And I agree with another poster who said that Lu is a major manipulator.

              And question for Sam, are you a jumper?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          I’m just not seeing nice under Sonja’s facade – but I do believe she could take on Jill if need be!

  40. Smompy says:

    Re: this housewife versus that housewife, Nene v. Teresa would be kinda cool. It would be hard to watch, because I’m sure both of them would quickly abandon whatever small amount of rational thought they’re capable of and degenerate into violent hulking brutes. But on the upside, they might kill each other.

    Cat would be a great addition to NYC in my opinion, but it sounds too good to be true, so I’m sure it’ll never happen. I really think Cat could easily outwit and outmaneuver any of these chicks, though.

    Personally I’d like to see Jill Zarin v. Mike Tyson…but a Mike Tyson who’s very high on meth, and after he’s been poked with a sharp stick for a while.

    “Mike, everyone is always picking on meeeee, pleeeeeze staawp picking on meeeeee!”

    “Mike, you owe meeee….and staawp biting my eah, I just had that botox’d!”

    …and ding dong, the witch is dead!

  41. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    I re-watched the last episode of RHONY and Cindy just rubs me the wrong way. When she said something to the effect of “no one would have the nerve to ask me to go to Governor’s Island” it made her look really shallow. Really? Is it such a travesty? NO. What a complete snob. Her claim to fame is “vajazzling” not curing cancer. Also, the editing was terrible. Bravo made it seem as if Cindy and Kelly came to this terrible party yet we find out that they came 4 hours late to the party via the blogs. To me, that is completely rude and just bad manners. Then to complain about the party was even worse. In the words of Lynn, I’m not a fan.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Nor am I a fan. Cindy whines, complains and seems to be predisposed to dislike Alex. Four hours late? – stay the f home!

      • Adgirl says:

        My first thought was Simon gave them a window of time the event was taking place such as 12:00 – 4:00 pm. They obviously didn’t want to go ay all so they arrived at like 3:55pm.
        I was stunned by their nasty remarks about the guests and the size of the turn out.

        BTW- I thought there was going to be a vow renewal there too.Guess not?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Don’t eat that, it’s freezing, blah, blah, blah…..come late, leave early – they added nothing except another example of very rude, mannerless, self absorbed behavior they think is acceptable.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Na, the vow renewal was just fun stuff for our made up story…we were hoping for one though 🙂

      • chismosa says:

        i can’t stand her. She said Ramon-ER about 5x the whole episode. I rewound it each time. I can’t look at her chin/jaw. She is her brother with a wig and it freaks me the hell out

  42. lillybee says:

    In the the hw battles, how about matching up the new girls, Peggy vs Cindy.
    They are so much alike. Both are vapid, think very highly of themselves and nasty to people that they really don’t know well.

  43. lillybee says:

    I have been watching Survivor “ducks”. If CBS ever does another celebrity Survivor, and if Jill Zarin could live without her stylists for a while, she would be perfect for this show. Her desire for power matches only Rob. She could be as manipulative as she wants to be and would take great pleasure on kicking people off the island.
    Of course there would be the possibility that the others would hate her so much, she would be the first one kicked off.

    • Adgirl says:

      I love Rob. He and Amber really were awesome on the Amazing Race. We never watched Survivor so he was new to us. My husband (Mr IQ 175) thinks Rob is brilliant.

      • California35 says:

        He is!! Lol according to my BF – he has watched all the Survivors, this is my second one, and I am agreeing with him about Rob.

      • kbinldo says:

        Rob & Amber were only awesome on Amazing Race because the producers wanted them to win. It was so obvious because every time Rob & Amber ended up in first place, they got a prize. Anyone else (except for one couple who completed a fast forward Amber was too chicken to try) didn’t even get a hearty handshake from Phil. (particularly obvious at the African pit stop where the gays, who thought they were last, showed up wearing everything in their back packs & were actually in first place. You can see them anticipating Phil telling them what great prize they won, but because they weren’t Rob & Amber, they got nothing) And, they somehow made it on the last plane of the day, even though they were HOURS behind everyone else. The plane was held on the ground & the teams inside who’d busted their asses to get there were made to wait for Rob & Amber.

  44. housewifeaddict says:

    Rewatching end of S1 NJ. At the table flipping episode, Jac was still friends with Danielle, but by the reunion she was fully integrated into the FAMILY. Funny thing is Teresa has been buddies with Danielle unit Joe made a gay slur, and Danielle called him on it. At the reunion Teresa and Caroline tried to make it seem like Danielle was over-reacting, and Joe was just the nicest guy in the world – and Andy took up for Danielle.

    Okay – I know Danielle is officially BSC – but she did make a good point, and she was the first to point out how awful Joe was. And poor Jac. She’s trying to explain that she and Dina had loads of issues before Danielle came along – but Caro kept cutting her off and saying EVERYTHING in the entire UNIVERSE was Danielle’s fault.

    Maybe they drove Danielle BSC. Probably not – but jeesh.

    I wonder if Jac will be allowed to be friends with Teresa this season. I don’t see how Caro will justify allowing that – considering how much she now knows about Teresa and Joe – and they AREN’T family.

    I’m almost excited to watch – and I’m glad OC is almost over. Snnnoooooooze.

    • chismosa says:

      i agree that Danielle really said things that Caroline the THUG did not want out in the open. If she stayed on the show who knows what sorts of mob-related/ government connection things D would have said aloud about Caroline’s husband/’s family. I don’t get personally, why D was fired from the show but we have to deal with Jill still. I never get that. Maybe something to do with D fighting with Jacq’s daughter online? I mean why?
      I hate Caroline and i hope she gets called out on a LOT this season.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I really think it was the porno tape.

        • chismosa says:

          then i hope some more damning stuff comes out on Caroline that will force Bravo to get her off the show. There is so much political intrigue with that family. But alas, Bravo and Andy have such hard-ons for the Manzo boys. So, not gonna happen.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i was sure Danielle was gonna end up in cement shoes in some lake or river

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  46. error404 says:

    Hmm.. is LaToya getting “the edit”?

  47. chismosa says:

    happy easter to everyone, hope everyone had a nice one. My two easters were today so it was fun to celebrate both.
    Just going to re-post some stuff i posted very late yesterday because my time to post/ when everyone reads here is not in sync with when the newest blog comes up so i feel i get lost in the comments at times.

    I think Jill is attempting a pseudo-facelift with her tight ponytail, unlike Bethenny’s who’s a bit looser IMO. I think she is attempting the clapham, or council ponytail- (British slang for the Brits who do this as a ‘facelift’). But guess what, Bethenny does a better ponytail and did it FIRST. We can add this to your list of copying maneuvers.

    i saw a couple of blogs ago that TWOP is on an anti-Bethenny binge as opposed to maybe the most obvious person should be- anti-Jill.- I have a theory for that: maybe Bravo/NBC/Comcast got upset that since Bethenny has now netted this huge multi-million$$$ deal out of her SkinnyGirl franchise – and with all her other business ventures- Bravo/ ANDY saw NONE of this money come their way, it all went to Bethenny. Now, BECAUSE OF THAT- any new talent hired by Bravo for shows, housewives (dear god not any new ones please let it end!)- must sign over deals to Bravo for a percentage of any profit on anything the talent makes.

    so jill not being in a couple of episodes *at the very least, please god*- does this mean she does not get paid for these two episodes? Aren’t the Bravo- celebs paid per episode?

    re: Womens venture fund/ Ramona’s event- does anyone else wonder if Bethenny was invited to support Ramona? B certainly is a business woman that would be a fantastic model for that organization, it seems- so i wonder if she was invited/ supported Ramona at all? I wonder too if that organization looks at Bethenny too as someone to invite into that group/ honor?

    Did everyone notice how Kelly was late to EVERY SINGLE THING in the episode? And only was not late to dinner with Cindy because Cindy herself ran late? I can’t take IT. I could never socialize with someone like that.

    To: Nathania- a couple blogs ago you mentioned something about a Bloomberg article about Andy and his complete control of Bravo/ Housewives’ show- can i find it online do you think?

    I agree about the Alex issue and Andy’s agenda against her. Very clear this season.

  48. chismosa says:

    Quincy & Lynn- love the letter about Cat, and I agree wholeheartedly- this is probably the only woman who could take down Jill successfully (Ramona could in my opinion but has no desire to).

    What does this mean:
    Cat O would definitely go London on Taylor for doing that

    what does ‘go London’ mean? Like go ghetto?

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I think the ‘going London’ on Taylor is a joke referring Taylor’s comment that she was going to ‘go Oklahoma’ on Kim’s ass. The bitch thought it was cute until Kim, Andy and the viewers called her out on it…then she pretty much threatened Kim that she would out her as a drunk if she didn’t drop it.

  49. error404 says:

    So… Nene just had a really normal and quiet talk with LaToya, so maybe Teressa would just knock her out with a chair or something before they even got to argue? LOL

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Even though NeNe is huge, I bet she would totally turtle if she and that Gorilla ever got into a real mash up.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      amazingly she (nene) has been on this many weeks w/o a single meltdown

      so much for the need of anger management

      see i said all along it was Wig

  50. chismosa says:

    I’m trying to avoid any mention of Apprentice because I’m DVRing right now- but i just want to put out there that I am watching the Killing if anyone has any theories i’d be so happy to join in the discussion! Very OT but just wanted to say

    • lovemamaearth says:

      ==I agree about the Alex issue and Andy’s agenda against her. Very clear this season.==

      What is Alex’s issue?

      ==I am watching the Killing if anyone has any theories i’d be so happy to join in the discussion! ===

      Theories as to who killed her and why? Or about the lead detective woman and her relationships? I hope this series doesn’t do what shows like White Collar and Damages did where the initial mystery continues waaaaaaaaayyyyy too long.

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      I’m watching The Killing too. It’s looking bad for the teacher, but that makes me think he will be proven innocent, as it’s too early in the series to make him the killer. The politician – in the last scene, there he is with his arm around the teacher for the photo shoot. Then there’s the nasty woman with the husband that gets all the building jobs. Could the builder be involved somehow? It’s a really good show, don’t know yet who killer is but I think it’s either the politician, the teacher, or that builder. The actress playing the detective is really good. I like all the intrigue and the dark rainy mysterious setting.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        I wish they’d solve the crime and focus more on the detective woman’s history and next job and developing relationship. They’re giving hints at this and that, everyone is suspect, then the hints go in another direction. Damages fell apart because of that, and this one seems in danger of that too. And why would the woman whose daughter was killed be shunned in the store and why would the husband lose business because of it. That’s when people reach out.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          i havent watched this yet but isnt teh crime teh main focus

          this is a remake of a highly sucessfull series from Sweden
          i believe

          Tracy Thorn (lead singer from Everything But The Girl) was teh first person to tell me about the original
          when i told her we are remaiking it for an american audience she kind of groaned and hoped we didnt mess it up
          we as a country do tend to do that with other countries shows
          there was a american version of fawlty towers DREADFULL
          we destroyed Aussies Kath & Kim
          anyoe that watched the american one knows it sucked
          but the original was BRILLIANT
          they have been trying to make an american ab fab for years i almost hope they dont

          • lovemamaearth says:

            What was the US version of Fawlty Towers?

            If The Killing is about ONE story, it has a definite lifespan. I’ll have to look up the original. (it kind of remind me of Wallender, they show it on pbs)

            I agree many remakes aren’t very good. I saw the original of You’ve Got Mail and both were good, the updated YGM was VERY creatively done. Sabrina was never well remade imo.

            • DJ Loops Fruit says:

              i cant recall its name but if im not mstaken Betty White was in it playing the wife
              i cant recall the name of the original of you’ve got mail but wasnt Jimmy Stwart the male lead
              i do recall they did another version with Judy Garland & Van Johnson called in the good old summertime
              and that its this film that Liza makes her screen debut in the closing credits

              in sweden the killing was a mini series that ended when that s/l was solved but it was huge in europe or so i was told
              i bet this one show redone for the us is good as people have been talking about it and AMC does some of the best tv dramas
              madmen breaking bad OMG i cant wait for these to return
              esp Breaking Bad as it ended on such a good cliff hanger

  51. TLM says:

    Retchin’ Bossy is one hypocritical chick. She says she “hates surprises”, yet didn’t she just lead her parents on some cryptic journey from location to location to spring a wedding vow renewal on them?!??

  52. lillybee says:

    Three hours to go for me.

  53. boston02127 says:

    Gretchen is obnoxious.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Isn’t she though. In one breath she is bitching about Slade not working (don’t blame her there), the next she is complaining because he didn’t get her jewelry for her birthday, and then she back-peddles saying how sweet the painting is.
      Just so we are clear, I think Slimey is a total waste of space and oxygen, but I thought his b-day plans were kind of sweet. If I had a man do something like that for me, I would be mush. One of my all-time favorite gifts was from my ex-husband. He wrote me a poem, wrapped a box, put the poem on top. I don’t remember the entire poem, but he gave me a box of “love”. I don’t know if he stole the idea from someone else and I don’t care, it was the sweetest thing ever. Those are the kinds of gifts that have meaning, not a ring, or a car, or any other material thing. I dislike her more everyday.

      • boston02127 says:

        @kotagirl29–Agreed about the gifts. I have a plaque that reads: The best things in life aren’t things. Your husband sounds very kind & nice.

      • TLM says:

        I used to be team Gretchen all the way. Now I cringe when I see her come on-screen. And hearing her giggle at the end of every sentence makes me want to put my fist through her head.

        • boston02127 says:

          @TLM–I can-not-stand when a grown woman plays the cute-sy act.

          • TLM says:

            I’m at the point where I can’t wait for Slade to piss her off to the point where she stops the effing giggling. I’d like him to then cross his arms and mocking say to her, “I’m mad at you,” and giggle. Taste of her own medicine.

            I hope those poor dogs she’s starving bite her.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          I have envisioned my fist grinding into her veneers on more than one occasion myself. She isn’t nearly as cute and funny as she thinks she is.

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          I just can’t watch RHOC. Just had it on, couldn’t stand it! All those bitches are irritating & Slade makes me want to vomit.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        on twitter she was saying how romantic and thoughtfull he is and was

      • TLM says:

        As an aside, that was the most hideous painting I think I ever saw. Didn’t look like her at all, and the background was the color of vomit.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          Totally agree. And I can’t believe that was the finished product. I mean I thought it was only half done when they showed her. I was shocked to see them hang it as is in the bathroom. YUCK!

  54. FlowerPower says:

    Sorry if this has already been covered, but does anyone know what Alex did to get this edit from the producers this season? They could have shown Kelly and whats-her-name for the rude bitches that they are, but instead went with leaving the impression that the party itself was the most dismal, tragic excuse for a party ever to be thrown in the vicinity of NYC (and that the hosts, by default, are the lowest of the low, never to be confused with good society). Add the digs at her weight, her modeling, her husband…. sheesh. It really makes me wonder who she pissed off.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      She deserves the weight – clothes not fitting thing for talking about how beautiful she is – how thin she is etc. She should know better LOL. Anyone who does that is going to be set up – that’s what the producers do.

      IDK about the party. Maybe it’s because I’m not fabulous – but I thought the party (even without knowing it was 4 hours later and the sun was down) looked like an average party I’d be invited to. It made them seem real – like they had real friends and a real life. It was like they were trying to enjoy the last nice day of the fall. But I thought Cindy’s edit with her whining made her look worse. Alex being a good sport and saying she loved the party made me like her even more.

      • error404 says:

        to be fair, this could be said for all of them IMHO. Jill’s skating party last year was almost exactly like the one my BIL threw for his 11 year old’s birthday party a few months earlier, and Ramona’s renual party wasn’t anything special. s1 Jill had them over to her apt for dinner, and Silex had a backyard kiddie party for Francois’ b-day, both of which were totally middle class ho-hum affairs. RHBH is the only show that does parties like the average viewers doesn’t throw themselves.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        looked way too windy and cold for an out door affair to me

  55. housewifeaddict says:

    Peggy and Micah are obnoxious. Seriously – why did they pick Susan as a chef if they don’t like her style of food. Deep fried oreo?????

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Totally and completely obnoxious those two. She wants Susan Feniger yet her husband is totally dissing her food. Don’t get it.

    • Katiecoo says:

      He was completely rude to this accomplished Chef. Not even giving her eye contact. Fried oreo? Go to the damn County Fair and get a fried Twinkie while you’re at it asshole!

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        deep fried oreos are G O D

        there is a very chi chi place in manhattan that serves them
        and TRUST they are sooooo addictive and much better then the twinkies
        http://www.cafeteriagroup.com/

        not cheap either 9 bucks but omg they are so good
        they come with a milkshake shot and a mini oreo with a scoop of ice cream on top
        its a pretty presentation too

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          oh ps i forgot to mention they used this place for a few eppys of sex and the city
          and though its very “that way” the service is great they treat everyone as if they were celebs

  56. Rabble Rouser says:

    I haven’t started watching this on HD yet….but I have been meaning to get this off my chest.

    Peggy is full of shit when she pretends like she is some kind of sharp shooter in heels.

    I’ve been shooting a few times and the first thing my friend taught me is to lean INTO the shot. You can see in Peggy’s intro she is leaning back, almost like she is afraid of the recoil.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Maybe those inflation devices get in the way.

    • Sammysmom says:

      I totally get what you mean. I was in the Army and even afterward owned many guns, like a Glock, Sig Sauer etc. ( I gave everyone of them away after I got pregneant) anyway, I have done a lot of target practicing in the past and you don’t wanna lean back. You lean in and it gives you much better control. The way she was shooting, I am surprized she didn’t get knocked on her ass from the kickback. Off topic but still on.Sorry, I ramble so much. I have been meaning to mention it before. I am a rambler and a long story short, never seems to happen for me. It’s why I don’t post more often or try to write anything for Lynn.

  57. jeepers1941 says:

    has anyone seen Alex’s commercial yet? It is for Green International I think, for recycling common household plastic food containers.

    • California35 says:

      I saw it! I meant to coment on it earlier today, but I was behind on my reading.

      I liked it, I also liked that she wore that famous blouse Sion bought for her on S1 or S2?

  58. housewifeaddict says:

    Geana looks great. And she’s a much bigger person (not literally) than Tamra.

  59. boston02127 says:

    Well thank goodness Alex cut those sleeves off that black & gold dress, now everyone can wear it. (eye roll)

  60. TLM says:

    Jeana’s an idiot. Is she after Simon now? I thought she’d be busy hitting on Donn the second the divorce papers were signed.

    Is Alexis working as a magician’s assistant for a show in Vegas? Because I think that sequined number with the dominatrix collar would be perfect.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Jeanna always struck me as a man’s woman and not a woman’s woman. She defends all men all the time. I can remember numerous occasions when her sons treated her like crap and she would get mad at Vicki for defending her and berating them. Apparently having a penis equals being in the right in her mind. She has always annoyed me. But I do think here daughter Kara is great.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I think because her (ex) husband is such DICK that any man by comparison seems like a saint. It’s almost like she is saying….
        “I’ll trade you- and you can’t handle my hell’

      • HD says:

        Jeana pissed me off. Why is Tamara and Simon her business? It is like she took that so personally.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          because they all used to be friends

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          also meant to say because she knows tams lying about the abuse

        • If you had it like this says:

          I’m not that crazy about Jeana. She raised three seemingly good kids but she took abuse from their alcoholic father for years. She let him stay even after she decided to divorce him. She has no boundaries with men. She is always going to blame the woman. Tamra and Simon are none of her business but of course she is going to snuggle up to Simon.

          • Sammysmom says:

            I think she feels sorry for a lot of people and defends a lot of peoples bad behavior and decisions.

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            when you get down to it no one is anyone else’s buisnness but here we all are disecting them all
            and if they didnt get up in everybodys buisness there would be one of these shows cause isnt that all any of them do

  61. housewifeaddict says:

    Here you go Alexis. This is what couture is from Wikipedia:

    “Haute couture (French for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking”; pronounced: [ot kutyʁ], English pronunciation: /ˌoʊt kuːˈtʊər/) refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Couture is a common abbreviation of haute couture and refers to the same thing in spirit.[1]”

    Sorry – not a tacky dress line that sells to the masses.

  62. Maryla says:

    What in the world is the matter with Alexis? I thought that the difference between couture and ready to wear is that couture is typically one of a kind (or a few handmade pieces) while ready to wear is mass produced? I’m not in the fashion industry though. Either way she is an idiot. Couture certainly isn’t a synonym for rich. And did she just destroy that woman’s work? Ack! what a nightmare. No fan of Tamra, but do enjoy the term Jesus Barbie.

  63. boston02127 says:

    Peggy’s boobs reach the end of the runway 50 seconds before the rest of her body does.

  64. housewifeaddict says:

    Wow – how many more episodes of this snoozefest.

    Let’s see:
    Alexis is wasting her time on a dress line that will never sell – and doesn’t even have a catchy name like She by Sheree
    Vicki loves her daughter. Vicki’s daughter is normal.
    Gretchen is tiring of Slade. So are we. We’re also tiring of Gretchen.
    Peggy who? Oh wait – the one with huge new boobs.
    Tamra is not aging gracefully, and is not pretty on the inside either. Did she really stick her butt out and shake it at the audience at a fashion show?
    Jeana is back – but I’m not sure why.

    • boston02127 says:

      I can’t stand any of them. I’m going to bed. Good night all.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      im not tiring of gretchen i adore her
      ps she isnt tiring of slade either
      how is it no one ever remembers that these episodes are between 9-12 months old
      they are still together
      you do the math LOL

  65. violachica says:

    did you see this pic? is Jill serious w/ this shirt? I saw it on ONTD this evening.

  66. housewifeaddict says:

    Whoa – finally something interesting. They need to keep this Fernanda on the show. She’s a zillion times more interesting than the rest of them. Nice to see Lynn again too. I miss the brunettes of OC.

  67. error404 says:

    I just don’t get this show. This is the second time they lost a challenge based solely on creative output, and the second time Star created something that the client just all out hated, and the second time that Trump didn’t even consider firing her. How many jobs does this woman have to totally f**k-up before people stop calling her the strongest player?

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      Celebrity Apprentice was pretty good tonight! If Nene was smart she would have backed up LaToya & then they could have gotten rid of Star. Sigh. So next week Nene goes crazy on Star’s ass. Maybe she realized after tonight’s boardroom that Star played her & now Nene is very mad that she didn’t back LaToya & get rid of Star? Next week looks really good.

      • BlueSky_Forever says:

        I am so sick of the lady’s team on CA – they just cannot get along. How is Hope still there? Nene is the original thug in a cocktail dress. I don’t even like Marlee that much any more. The guys team pulls together now that Gary is gone. They rocked it – although Meatball now looks like the crazy guy. I would like to see Little John or the cowboy win. They have more class in one little finger then all the ladies put together!

      • kbinldo says:

        Yup, Nene ain’t one for the strategery, is she? Axing Starr would have been the SMART move, because Nene runs laps around LaToya.

  68. housewifeaddict says:

    Wow – Cheyenne and Rachel love them some housewives. Their impressions are right on target.

  69. NMhousewife says:

    One of the better WWHL tonight. I love it when they don’t have any real houswives on to suck up to. These 2 comedians really have fun with the show which makes for a funner show.

  70. error404 says:

    “Bethenny Frankel, Bravo’s most beloved reality-TV star, doesn’t plan to document her day-to-day life on television forever. “Frankel only anticipates another season or two of Bethenny Ever After,” according to a lengthy Hollywood Reporter profile. “I like to leave a party when it’s in full swing,” Frankel said. “I don’t want to be there at 3 in the morning with the scary guy in the bad sweater with no teeth.” The margarita mogul plans to parlay her work into something more of “a conversation,” she said. “Like a talk show.” Frankel’s rep wouldn’t confirm reports that the Place of Yes author is already in talks with Telepictures, the company behind Tyra Banks and Ellen, but Oprah’s departure will leave a hole in our collective American heart. So we’re already anticipating the Jill Zarin reunion episode, airing approximately ten years from now.”

    Hmm…. this is getting a lot of coverage for a rumor… I’m starting to think it’s true.

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      I don’t know about Bethenny’s health. She just looks awful in the pictures she tweeted over Easter. Looks like the stress is getting to her. She needs to get her healthy glow back. Looks like she’s without make up in this photo…

      http://twitpic.com/4o854y

      • kotagirl29 says:

        She looks exhausted. I don’t know that she is unhealthy as much as over-tired and over-worked. Although I don’t think a few more stops at McD’s for fries would do her any harm.

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          She’s got it all, but looks so stressed out. The stress of success. I’m so happy for her, but really the important things in life are your family & having the time to enjoy them. Trust me – at 53 I wish I would have spent more time on vacations with family & friends, instead of working so hard.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          uh they would do her more harm then good
          she can afford to eat fattening food in a much better for you place then that
          no one should eat that crap
          they put high frutose corn syrup in ever item they sell and when you combined them it really takes its toll

      • California35 says:

        She looks tired, I look that bad right now, and I am fat lol.

        Aim hopping I get some of my “glow” back after these few days off from work.

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          Take care of yourself Cali!

          • California35 says:

            Thank you. I am Blue Sky, but work just gets me tired and I go to sleep late… So the convention is not that great. I have one more day off work, and I plan to take a bath, and will try to get a massage and got to the pool. Basically I plan to do more R&R.

      • chismosa says:

        she looks pretty bad, hopefully her vacation got her feeling more relaxed though.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        no one looks good in a mickey d’s
        strange that she would eat there considering there is high frutose corn syrup in everything
        yes even in those fries

        • kotagirl29 says:

          It was Kookoo who said she didn’t eat high fructose corn syrup and then proceeded to eat Gummi Bears by the handfull. Bethenny eats junk food. She was eating Betty Crocker frosting right out of the can when she was pregnant. She eats burgers and fries. She has never said don’t have that kind of stuff, she says have it in moderation and if you have something less healthy for lunch have a salad for supper. Her entire premise is about NOT denying yourself.

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            oh i understand all that its just that hfcs is in almost everything that its almost impossiable to have it in moderation when you eat junk food
            Luckily a lot of companys are removing it

            but think about it why would mickey d’s need it in fries
            i have to think it has to be addictive

    • Noelle says:

      I believe it will happen.
      Just to put it to bed.

  71. Savannah001 says:

    I’m so frustated with Bravo’s damn blogs, shit I can never get anything to get posted and I’m so tired of it, its just useless.. Lynn thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to post our real feelings !! If you all have notice the amount of posts are not nearly as many as there used to be, it seems to me that all the posts from Jill and all the others are probably them posting as different people not to mention their family members, they are just to positive. America is not that stupid seriously SO damn it below is what I have been trying to post to Sonja at it won;t go through believe me I toned it down a lot considering what I really wanted to say and yet Bravo still hasnt put it through so SONJA I HOPE YOU ARE READING THIS BOARD…..

    Sonja about Peace and Love……
    I have to say that those are 2 words I so far don’t see matching you this year, what happened to you? It’s like your sybil and another personality has come forth, it’s disturbing to me to see because I liked you so much last year. I have a feeling there could be issues coming that’ll be even more shocking to viewers.

    You really should let the Meny issue go, as I think you Jill and Luann had a lot to do in making yourself grand marshall and bulls **t you knew about Simon wanting to speak as well as how much they are involved with this cause. Just be thankful that Alex is a true and loyal person that isnt holding a grudge. When you and Luann got together she tells the world that Alex and Simon don’t have it in them to come up to the social standing that your both on and you shake your head and agree. Hmmmm, wow, so many words I could type to address that nonsense but Bravo wouldnt post it, they may not post this one either but let me assure you my comments are very tame here considering . The two of you are not showing any class and or manners. Honestly the pair of you sitting there having lunch on episode 2 was crazy, you were a waitress she was a nurse you both just married men that had a social station since it means so much to you for the world to know. Your lucky to have Alex as a friend period its not the other way around. You and Luann really make yourself’s look like dog sh**t.

    I’m amazed that you even remembered going to Ramona’s special awards event, you talked the entire time she was speaking that was so rude. Cindy should have told you to shut up, Alex was there truly for her friend, you seemed to be there for the camera and the wine..

    Never in a million years would I have ever thought that ANYONE could make Kelly look sane, but congrad’s you two have managed to do just that.

    • cusi77 says:

      Well Said! Ditto!

    • California35 says:

      I agree, I was one of her fans last season, not any more. Maybe last season the craziness was so strong that there was not much we saw about her,
      . When we saw her, she wouldnt get too much into the drama, and now I understand why… Because it wasn’t about HER so she didn’t care about it.

    • chismosa says:

      I think we can count two blogs together as frustrating in terms of the commenting systems- both Bravo blogs and TWOP. As they are both owned by the same people, we are seeing the same results and frustrating ourselves there!

    • jeepers1941 says:

      Savannahoo,
      ITA
      I keep getting this message when I try to post a message on Bravo blog:
      “Validation error, please try again. If error persists, please contact the site administrator.”
      Only thing is now, you can’t find the “site administrator.”
      It is so damn frustrating………..Jeepers1941

  72. jeang says:

    So where do you think Jillous, Krazy and Looman will be in 10 years time? Please God let me live that long.

    • lillybee says:

      Good Question. Jill will turn into a mini Gloria. Kelly will be in the Hamptons, hording dogs and strange collectables, Lulu may very well be the Dowager Countess when her son marries.

      • California35 says:

        Wow – I didn’t think of that.Jill the mini Gloria, I just hope Ally doesn’t turn into mini Jill.

  73. California35 says:

    I’m watching Begining of Apprentice. Why are the Teams not mixed together already? There are only 3 guys.

  74. California35 says:

    For all those Tabatha’s fan, Bravo will show old episodes tomorrow morning, followed by BEA.

  75. Katiecoo says:

    For real? The (now I see is an asshole) Micah thumbing his nose at decent cuisine preferring State Fair fried oreos to Gretchen once again showing her disdain for Slade to a stupid fashion show to Vicki’s daughter smoking hooka and passing out on a couch in a suite in Vegas (hey where were the GUYS..duh, the only action they could get were girls who were clearly just trying to get ON CAMERA not in their pants…duh) to….previews for next wk?

    Boring.

    I’d rather the entire episode be a tour of the Vegas suite and some previews of BEA or outtakes. That was not worth the “stay up late” for.

  76. Katiecoo says:

    May I also add Peggy’s weird arm in her walk was just bizarre and distracting.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      And why was Tamra who was suppose to be the ‘high end’ doppelganger throwing gang signs?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I was waiting for her to take her clothes off with that stripper/gangster strut! It was all about her and not about the clothes.

  77. Shannon says:

    Pictures of RH of NY ladies (plus Jill & Kelly) helping clean Central Park.

    http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/58670181.html#cutid1

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Don’t blast me – but Kelly looks really happy and pretty in those photos. Actually they all do. Glad to see them out promoting a good cause. Give one point to Alex, Kelly, Jill, Ramona and Simon (plus the assorted friends and children)

      • quincyil says:

        They are on backwards though. LOL.

        Hair and makeup look great for a park clean up.

      • California35 says:

        She is happy that she is doing this this time for charitity and not for community service lol

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i agree they all look good and happy
        notice two that are missing
        Sonja & LuLu

        pretty much proving what i think of them
        and it isnt pretty

  78. Shannon says:

    Here’s something to put you off food for awhile. According to Tom Murro of Celebrity Magnet, The Real Housewives Of New Jersey barnacle Kim Granatell is seeing Michael Lohan. Granatell flew down to Ft. Lauderdale this week to join her new man while staying in the Presidential Suit at the Ocean Manor hotel.

    Apparently the two are working on a reality show about helping teens overcome addiction. And what better place to film such a thing than on a 163 ft. yacht called “Charisma,” where Granatell and Lohan were caught kissing.

    WARNING! They are in this picture kissing. I don’t want to make anyone sick. lol
    http://socialitelife.com/are-kim-granatell-and-michael-lohan-dating-04-2011

    • chismosa says:

      Isn’t Kim married ? I don’t get it? She was single when she was on NJ last season?

    • lillybee says:

      OMFG, forgive my French, but they are beyond disgusting. Michael Lohan couldn’t help my dog rehab out of his habit of chewing the buttons off my clothes. Look at the great job he did with Lindsay. And isn’t he a good friend of Jill Zarin.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Thanks for posting the warning. They deserve each other – but we don’t need to see it.

  79. Adgirl says:

    Don’t even talk to me about Celebrity Apprentice. What happened????
    Without disclosing the outcome, I can say that Trump is incredibly inconsistant during his judging. In regular Apprentice I’ve seen firings for offenses that today’s winning team had!!
    Tonight the respondsible person was saved while another team member was fired. Huh??
    I get it – Trump knows rating better than anything. He smells a huge fight brewing on the winning team and he’s not going to fire one of the people who gonna make a big scene.
    Whatever.

    Oh. On The Amazing Race my favorite team was eliminated after all of the other teams cheated. WTF??!! The same “sharing of the secret” happened earlier this season against the same team.
    I am disgusted.

    • lillybee says:

      And Trump wants to be president.

      I liked the Cowboys and am sad to see them eliminated.

    • kbinldo says:

      I call BS on Trump–he had no problem saddling the men with Gary Busey even when it meant losing a good player (Mark McGrath), but he so obviously wants Starr to win that he sacrificed LaToya, even though she’s always done what she’s asked & then some (giving Marlee an exclusive MJ shirt to auction off), as well as telling Trump exactly what’s going on on the women’s team. He did this before in one of the earlier Apprentices, when he so desperately wanted to hire some lazy, back-stabbing blonde Barbie. She actually made it to the finals, but lost because everyone (& I mean everyone) was telling him he was full of it if he was going to pick her.

  80. VAgirl says:

    Good morning all. I hope everyone’s Easter was good. Mine was great. Ate too much though.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Hi VAgirl~
      Ours was quite thrilling if you like storms which I don’t. lol
      Glad yours was good.

      • VAgirl says:

        It was very sunny here and about 89 degrees. We had family over for dinner and had to turn on the AC for the first time this year.

  81. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning~

    • HD says:

      Good morning, all! Another rainy day here.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        Hi Hannah
        Those storms were unbelievable yesterday~we are getting more of the same too. Glad you are ok.
        Saw the NYC wives finally & the only thing that seems to be happening is everyone is getting meaner & more hateful. Did you watch OC.
        Had dinner with Allan & kitties. lol
        Mama’s about 5 mile’s away & her doggy is sick so she stayed home & we talked on the phone when it wasn’t stormy. wow

        • HD says:

          I did watch OC on and off, I fell asleep the first time around and when I caught it again as the rerun I fell asleep again. More of the same. Jeana came back and as ususal is sticking up for Simon. That was the only part that interested me. The rest was blah.

          • VAgirl says:

            The worst part of OC for me was when Micha and Peggy sat there and insulted Susan Finegan (sp). She was on Top Chef Masters and looked to be a great chef. They certainly didn’t do their homework about her cuisine before they met her. They were, as Ramona would say, declasse’

            • housewifeaddict says:

              That was the worst part for me too. I hope they are mortified.

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              So why pick a celebrity chef whose cuisine is not one you like?

            • HD says:

              That made me made too. It was like the food was too mexican or something which of course made me go hmmmm. The chef even took the tortilla off the plate to make it look less Mexican.

              Also what was sooooooooooooo stupid, the name of her restruarant was like On the Border or the Border Grill or something. What did they think she cooked, seafood? I mean haven’t they ate there before and if not, why pick her?! Then to ask about fried Oreos. Fried oreos. (Nothing against them) but this is a damn top of the line chef! Come on! And did you see how Peggy just kept looking to her husband like she left her brain at home in the pocket of her other jeans?

  82. floridagirl88 says:

    OMG!!! Someone on that website that shows the pics of the housewives cleaning up central park noticed that Kelly had her work gloves on backwards?!?!?!? (first two pics)

    http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/58670181.html#cutid1

    Aren’t the grippy things supposed to go on the palms and not the top of the hands? As Kathy Griffin would say, that photo is a gift from baby Jesus.

    • quincyil says:

      Great catch!

    • Error404 says:

      The countess doesn’t pick up commoner’s litter!

      As it’s daylight, Sonja was still resting inhercoffin filled with the native soil of transylvania.

      Why doesn’t Simon realize picking up trashis housewives duty. He should just get a job and stop harassing the poor public with good deeds.

      Alex’s Oscar de la Frankenstein boots were tres apropos. In what parallel Ramonaverse is suede ballet slippers right for yard work?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Surely Sonja and Countess would never pick up trash. But I was glad to see Simon and the boys there – my kids have been doing community projects since they could walk and it is good to teach them young that giving back is a good thing.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          from what ive seen thats about all that would pick up either of these “ladies”

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Actually if you look closely at one of the pictures, the one that shows a close up of her with her mouth wide open and her hand resting on top of the shovel you can see grippy’s on both sides. I think they are “universal” gloves. They fit either hand and most sizes.

  83. Navymommy says:

    First post here. 100% agree with Ommaney instead of Barshop. She’s boring, her voice is as annoying as the Chryssy Hynde/Patti Smith look.

    • HD says:

      Welcome NavyMommy. I don’t know the vajazzler that well yet but I am willing to give her a chance. If she doesn’t get to speaking up quicklythough they will axe her like they did that party planner woman.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Hi Navymommy – I too have flashed on Patty Smith when I see Cindy. She just whines too much for me and her brother is creepy.

  84. butterisafruit says:

    My husband died Easter Morning. I was with him. It’s odd to say this was unexpected,
    especially where he was declining. And we were bringing in hospice this week.
    It’s just that I thought we had more time. Sat he wasn’t well but he was verbalizing
    and still eating and drinking.
    I’m so fortunate that he wanted me to be with him in his life.
    Mary Ellen

    • mariareads says:

      I am so very sorry. May the angels carry him home and watch over you and your family. What sad news to hear this morning.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      I am so sorry you lost your husband, may he rest in peace and you have my prayers…………Jeepers1941

    • viki55 says:

      “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matt 5:4)

      I am so sorry for your loss Mary Ellen. I am glad you were with him when he went home. That can be such a blessing. Please take care of yourself and know there are many prayers being said today for you and your family. If you get a chance read John 14:1-4 and know he is with the Lord. God Bless you.

    • jeang says:

      So sorry for your loss, and Iwill pray for you. No matter how much you think you are prepared for that, you really arent and when it comes, it is a shock. Take care and know that God and time will get you through this.

    • Kellita says:

      I am so sorry for your loss, Mary Ellen! Lots of love to you and your family. May God hold you close.

    • Lavalady says:

      I am so sorry for your loss Mary Ellen. Remember the happy times and the loved you and your husband shared. A shared love and a shared life – something to be proud of, even during this very sad time.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Glad you were there! You are both in our prayers and we are here for you when you need us. Hugs to you.

      • IndianaHousewife says:

        Thinking of you and hoping you are well. Knowing your husband is at peace will hopefully help with the tough times ahead. God Bless.

    • quincyil says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing.

      Love,

      Q

    • I’m sorry for your loss Mary Ellen. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Mary Ellen~
      Thankfully you were with him for the time you had together sweetie.
      He was also fortunate to have you & I am sure he felt that way too.
      Cannot say how sorry I am~ I have lost two hubby’s in my life & you never get over it but with family & friends it does get better.
      My heart is with you.
      Love & hugs
      Patty

    • HD says:

      Mary Ellen, I am so sorry to hear that. There certainly are no right words at this time and anything that I say would fall short. Just know even in this type of forum, we love you and we care about you. God bless you during this time.

    • fort lauderdale gay says:

      I’m so very sorry to read of your loss. May you celebrate the unique footprint he leaves upon the earth and in your heart.

      • Mookies1mom says:

        I am so sorry for your loss. Whether it is expected or not it is always hard to lose someone. I like what fort lauderdale gay said: May you celebrate the unique footprint he leaves upon the earth and in your heart. That time will come.

    • FlowerPower says:

      Mary Ellen, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Error404 says:

      Our thoughts are with you MaryEllen!

    • cusi77 says:

      So sorry for your loss, Mary Ellen. I know it is hard and nothing that people tells you is going to take your pain away… there is a process… Thank to God for the time you share together… Love, Cusi

    • AZ Girl says:

      Thinking of you.

      • boston02127 says:

        @butterisafruit–I cried when I read your post, I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words to help with your hurt & sorrow. Please know that you are in my prayers.

    • California35 says:

      OMG – I’m so sorry. Please take care of yourself, our thoughts are with you.

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      Dear Mary Ellen,
      So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort knowing how much we are praying for you & your husband. God bless you & keep you.

    • klmh says:

      Mary Ellen, I am so sorry for your loss. Its still so fresh, but you have made it thru the firsts. The firsts are so difficult aren’t they? The first birthday, the first Christmas… With time, I hope the following years will become less painful for you. How lucky were you two to have found each other and what a blessing it was that you were with him when he passed? I know it makes it, in a way, more difficult, but you wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else but by his side at that time.
      God bless M.E. My thoughts are with you.

      • klmh says:

        So sorry ME. I read it to mean your husband died last year, not this one. I am so very sorry.

    • lillybee says:

      I am so sorry. I wish you the best.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      My condolences to you and your family.

    • psol says:

      I am so sorry for your lost! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I’m so sorry to learn this. You’ve made it obvious in your posts how close you two have been and how concerned you have been. I’m glad you could be there for him. You’re in my thoughts.

    • VAgirl says:

      Mary Ellen. I just found out on the latest Blog about this. If you ever read this, please know that I am thinking and praying for you during your time of grief. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Susan

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      MaryEllen,
      I am so sorry to hear about your loss.
      May he rest in Peace.
      Please know that you are loved, and you are in my heart and prayers.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      so very sorry for your loss
      if you need to talk we are all here for you

    • twoile says:

      Dear Mary Ellen, So very sorry for your loss of your dearest love. Easter is a glorious tribute to both of you though still very sad. Blessings & hugs, Jeanne

    • mimi0210 says:

      I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • majnon says:

      MaryEllen, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Mary Ellen,

      I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  85. JazzNightOut says:

    Mary Ellen: God bless both of you today. I send you love and prayers this morning.

    • 2Stupid says:

      Mary Ellen,
      I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I know your husband is in a better place.

      O loving God . . . I pray you to welcome my deceased family,
      friends, loved ones into heaven with you. Forgive them their sins
      and reward them their goodness. Grant that I may be with them again
      in your Peaceful presence.
      Amen.

  86. quincyil says:

    I wrote the Cat O letter to Comcast as they are really making the decisions when it comes to the survival of shows. They put out numbers and their goal is to make money. What we as fans think really doesn’t matter to them.

    Syfy cancelled “Stargate Universe” without a thought that fans would care enough about their story to wonder how it ends. It was strictly a numbers issue. It’s cheaper to have a bunch of 20 something pretend to be vampires than it is to have the sets for a sci fi series so sci fi goes. I learned that when I helped with the campaign to save “Farscape” and was miserable when “Firefly” was dumped.

    I don’t believe that Bravo respects their fans. That’s why your posts are not on Jill’s blog. They want you to tune in for their advertising dollars, but they can dump the show immediately if they think they can make a few extra bucks with something else.

    I think wise reality stars like Simon and Alex have a grip on this and make plans accordingly. They look at this as a business opportunity. I don’t know what Sonja was thinking, but it seems that she should get to work on that book and the cookbook because the moment the show goes, she will be forgotten.

    • viki55 says:

      I have to say that right after Mary Ellen’s news, I don’t care about any of this Bravo stuff at the moment.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      Q,
      believe me there are a hellva lot of Comcast customers out here, I pay my bill ever month just so I can watch the shows I like/love. If I didn’t pay my bill every month, they would cut me off. So why do they cut us off? “MONEY” is not easy to come by for many of us, so we tend to spend wisely. If it takes all my time to remind them, “hey Comcast, I pay you for a service of my choice”, they need to fullfill that service! No matter what the content of some blog posting on a show, cast, etc. ……………….Jeepers1941

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      that might have been true when they had controlling shares of Bravo but they dont any longer GE has
      I dont really think comcast has a say in anything releated to Bravo any longer
      they may still get a vote but they dont get to decide

  87. david says:

    What about a live,season ending public execution of the majority of the cast of RHONY,hmm I guess that would make things difficult for the marketing team at Bravo for the reunion show?I think ultimately it would highlight Societies depraved need to live vicariously through z-list,noveau riche ,self absorbed bores

  88. Henney4850 says:

    Your girl Cat did not show well on tonight’s WWHL! Agree that LuAnn was a weird choice for the show, but Cat’s cattiness (pardon the alliteration) really showed up as poorly.

    • fort lauderdale gay says:

      Cat sure made up for it in the after show. Countess Squash Blossom High Horse must be high tailing it to the Hamptons right now! Cat taught her a thing or two about the English tradition of being drawn and quartered.

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