I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny Ever After / Housewives News / Royal Wedding Viewers Guide
Bravo really needs more of this kind of show, the heavy dark drama that the Housewives have become is such a stark contrast to Bethenny’s show. It isn’t Disney, it’s adult entertainment without being vicious and causing stress. Jason can hold his own with Bethenny and I’m sure that was one of the things that drew her to him. Jason can snark with the best of them but he’s subtle, its adorable!
Did anyone else notice that we missed an entire scene from the previews? All week we’ve seen previews of a book signing and the place is packed, Julie tells Bethenny that the store has run out of books. Did I doze off for a few minutes and miss that? There is also a Bravotv.com video called “The Gay that does not like me” but if you try to view it, you get a completely different scene. The Gay that doesn’t like her is Johnny Wier and the scene was removed. Anyway…
The funny one-liners came fast and furious in this episode, not only from Bethenny but from Jason and Julie as well. Ethan the skating partner even got a few in. This really is like a real life sitcom.
The Hoppy’s have decided on a new nanny, Bethenny’s gut instinct chose Dawa, who apparently came with outstanding references and even worked for someone in the past who had worked for Bethenny’s father. Having a father from Tibet and being born and raised in India apparently led Bethenny to believe that Dawa would be a calm and peaceful influence on the household. She seems a bit shy but she is absolutely calm and quiet compared to the chaos that is usually the Hoppy household.
Nanny #2 is also a hairdresser which is a plus and added bonus that Bethenny wasn’t even aware of before she hired her. It is impossible to describe how funny the scenes are as Bethenny and Jason try to bring the Nanny up to speed and introduce her to the workings of the house.
Jason took a meeting with the Skinnygirl CEO, David bringing great news that her Skinnygirl Margaritas have gone from being available in 14 states to 40 states. Bethenny comes in mid-meeting and poor David doesn’t get to celebrate or see Bethenny’s reaction to the good news, Jason insists on telling her later.
Jason predicts that the first thing that Bethenny will say, upon hearing the news is, “What about the other 10 states?” Well he was wrong, Bethenny said, “what about the other 12 states?”. She goes on to ask how many states we have and I’m a bit disappointed in her here. It seems many people get confused as decades ago we added Alaska and Hawaii to our union and some people seem to think that brought us to a grand total of 52 states. I admit I expected more from Bethenny, she need only count the stars on the flag, didn’t she go to a fancy private school? But I digress….
Bethenny and Jason discuss her speaking tour and talk about getting a recreation vehicle to travel in but end up agreeing on a tour bus wrapped with the Skinnygirl logo. Bethenny’s first thought is that they need to make rules and the first rule is no one poops on the bus. I have to say, good call Bethenny, good call!
Bethenny’s therapy session goes well, in fact I get the feeling the good doctor thinks that Bethenny is finished needing him but she explains that this is the place she can open up and talk, at one point during therapy she seemed to be near her breaking point yet here she was with even more on her plate and she is ok. Progress! Doc sends Bethenny on her way after their alloted hour and Bethenny complains, “Not many men would throw me off their couch”. The one liners in this episode are epic!
The ladies of the house including Bethenny, Dawa, Julie, Bryn and Cookie all leave Jason behind and head off to Los Angeles, Malibu to be exact and take up temporary residence in an amazing rental home on the beach. For those critics who continue to claim that Jason doesn’t work, here’s proof, he is staying behind to finish up some work, there’s no way he stays behind unless he has to. The Hoppy’s decide to spend a portion of the Christmas Holidays in California which also serves to allow Bethenny to finish up her stint on Skating With The Stars without commuting across the country. The other portion will be spent with Jason’s parents. (personally, I’d have flown them out to California for Christmas, but that’s just me)
The amazing home on Malibu beach impresses even Bethenny but didn’t this new Nanny hit the jackpot? She’s working for one of the most successful women, spending time with a fun loving family, she’s on TV and she gets to live in that Malibu home for a week. She has to be pinching herself, I’ll bet it is one of those, “how my life has changed” moments.
Ethan visits Bethenny’s rented house and enjoys walks on the beach, great food and some dancing with the ladies in Malibu while Cookie helps herself to all of the leftover plates of food left around the room. Bethenny confides in Ethan that she would love nothing more than to live in Los Angeles but doesn’t want to let fans down, fans who view her as a New York girl. I was a bit surprised to hear her say that, I thought the reasons for staying in New York had more to do with Jason’s family being closer and Jason’s job. Jason didn’t seem all too keen on moving to LA but let’s see how he feels when he arrives at that fabulous house on the show next week.
Previews show that Jason is a bit surprised as he walks in expecting his five ladies and finds an extra man in the house, it appears Ethan had spent the night. Probably the best thing to do if he’d been drinking. (wait to hear what Bethenny’s critics say about this!)
We know that these scenes were filmed six months ago and that Bethenny places second on Skating With the Stars, we watched as Johnny Wier, the angry little mean guy rips Bethenny apart week after week. The judge who, as Bethenny correctly states, is supposed to be unbiased and fair told Bethenny that he doesn’t care to watch her skate anymore. Right off the bat Weir was rude and clearly didn’t like Bethenny, he even influenced his fellow judges who all were substantially more tough judging her than any of the other celebrities on the show.
Bethenny’s fans were Tweeting and posting to her on Facebook giving her support and telling her to ignore the mean and clearly biased judges, most evident of which was Johnny Weir. His comments to the other celebrities were supportive and full of advice on how to improve, even giving higher scores to contestants that fell during their routine. Weir did nothing but nit-pick Bethenny and offered absolutely no support or suggestions. His hatred was clearly evident from her first performance. Bethenny did what anyone would do, she told fans not to worry about her, she wasn’t listening to the negativity of the judges, leading Wier to unprofessionally announce he didn’t want to watch her skate anymore. What an idiotic thing to say, was he going to quit? Simply close his eyes during her performance? Refuse to post a score? In the end Bethenny’s fans voted her through to the finals despite Weir’s obvious attempts to send her home earlier.
Last week Weir wasn’t mentioned at all, his ugly mug was cut out of any scenes from Skating With The Stars but Gina’s hysterical voice mail message that Bethenny played on screen was clearly directed at Weir. Tonight Bethenny did discuss Weir’s unprofessional behavior and mentioned him by name yet this morning the scenes were cut out of Bravotv.com’s videos. Interesting…
Weir hasn’t commented on anything, I will give him credit for that. Rumor is that ABC was unhappy with him and vowed to never hire him again.
Obviously the Hoppy’s haven’t yet moved to California, but do you think that they will? Should they uproot the family and raise Bryn in the City of Angeles? I was surprised to hear that Bethenny thought her fans would object, personally I think she is Bethenny no matter where they live. I think Bryn is going to have all the advantages of a loving family and the best of everything regardless of where they live but Bethenny has a really good point about there being so much more room to spread out and a more easy going, less stressful atmosphere. There’s no doubt Cookie would be happier in LA.
So as one of Bethenny’s fans, pardon me while I address Bethenny directly: I say do what is best for your family Bethenny and don’t worry about what fans or anyone else thinks. I get the impression that Jason can do his job from anywhere in the country so that only leaves Jason’s parents as a good reason to stay in New York. Families travel across the country all the time to visit each other, or maybe if there isn’t anything holding the Hoppy’s in Pennsylvania they could also move to California? The weather is better! Just a thought, Season Three, the entire Hoppy clan moves to California? (I know Bethenny will most likely never see my message so don’t bother with the hate posts telling me that Bethenny’s not my “real friend”)
Bethenny really must have the patience of a saint, after quickly reviewing some of the thousands of comments she gets on her Facebook page I was overwhelmed. Each time she posts anything on Facebook she gets over a thousand responses from fans. I was most surprised not by the quantity but by the quality. Some people have no sense, no brains and are completely clueless. I’m sure that Julie or another assistant is assigned the job of combing through them for any comments worth passing along to Bethenny. Just a few of the funniest ones:
I wish you the best with everything. Your show is interesting, your husband and daughter are beautiful. My question is how much shoudl i pour for one glass and should i add soda or water? Thank you very mcuh for your show and products. If you’re ever near East Meadow, Long Island, please contact me I would like to meet you. and get you to sign a bottle
Yes, Bethenny I don’t understand why you didn’t put directions on your bottle of Skinnygirl Margaritas. “Open bottle, pour into glass” It is complicated. I’m sure Bethenny is going to contact this genius as soon as she hits Long Island so that they can hang… Does this fan not think thousands of people would like to meet Bethenny? sheesh!
No making fun of Johnny Weir Ms. Frankel! And be nicer to Jason, he deserves it!
This fan apparently didn’t watch SWTS and doesn’t watch BEA either, be nicer to Jason? Jason’s doing just fine…
I have bought cases of SkinnyGirl and display the empty bottles in my window.But I won’t buy it anymore if you sold it. I believe you are working on different size bottles and Sangria. I would like to see that.
Wow, you really can’t argue with stupid! She must have polished off a case of Skinnygirl Margaritas before she wrote this one. I bet her neighbors love her window decor. They shoot horses, don’t they?
I saw it and was excited to try it. Im sorry but it was awful. Weird aftertaste.
Got it in philly!!!! but just one question? why would you sell skinny girl to jim beam? oh well I hope it taste the same!
Oh I don’t know Philly, maybe the $120 MILLION DOLLARS had something to do with it…wow!
I think I may actually be your biggest fan & possibly the first person on long island to actually order the original bethany skinny girl margarita at a restaurant, thank you by the way for the 7 day hangover. Beyond disappointed that I can never find your bottle in stock anywhere on LI…let’s fix that 🙂
I would think that Bethenny’s biggest fan would know how to spell her name…just sayin’..
Just finished watching your latest episode. I can’t even say the $hit I want B! I am half pissed that it happened for you in December and I wasn’t there. I wanted to be there with you. It was so funny when he said that about your baby cuz I have been thinking that same thing. Your baby is off the hook. She is the most pleasant baby on the planet. Your next baby is gonna kick your a$$! You need to call me girl!
I can’t decide if this fan actually knows Bethenny or if it is just wishful thinking but if you need to ask Bethenny to call you on Facebook, chances are you’re dreaming…
You keep me laughing so hard! I loved how you were talking yourself into “calm” when the new Nanny arrived….I talk to myself all the time! I’m my own best friend!…if ever in SC please find me!!!
She gets a lot of these, people want to be her friend and they ask her if she’ll have lunch, dinner or drinks with them or just meet them when she comes to their town. People invite her to their homes and want her to be Godmother to their children. It is a credit to Bethenny that people feel like they know her and can be real friends with her but it is obviously pretty unrealistic and surprising that so many feel they really can be BFF’s with Bethenny.
There are dozens and dozens of questions about where to buy her Skinnygirl Margaritas and why they can’t get it where they live. Bethenny’s people even created a web page listing all the stores that carry it but rather than looking on her web site, people think Bethenny has time to respond to every request.
Just pop in your zip code and a list of retail stores that carry Skinnygirl Margaritas will pop up. I’m not sure why Bethenny doesn’t promote this site more often, it might save on a lot of the really stupid comments on her facebook page.
Bethenny also gets hundreds of questions about what she’s wearing, her clothes, jewelry and handbags. So much so that she’s created a web site for that too. (other Housewives have done the same due to the overwhelming amount of inquiries)
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This Saturday Bravo will run a Real Housewives of New York Marathon, if you missed any episodes, here’s your chance!
In preparation for Friday’s nuptials I’m reposting from The Chicago Sun Times, a Viewers Guide to watching The Royal Wedding ( thank you Quincy! ):
Kate Middleton isn’t the only one who should be in training for the royal wedding. There were 750 million people watching Princess Diana get married in 1981, and there could be up to 2 billion watching Friday.
If you’re going to be a responsible viewer, you will need both information and endurance. Remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. You don’t want to suffer an ill-timed sprained retina.
Herewith, I’ve devised a healthy training regimen that will get you billions of beginners in tip-top shape for the wedding. Don’t forget to hydrate!
“Wake Up With Al” (9 a.m., The Weather Channel): Al Roker is on duty all week in London. When even the Weather Channel is covering a wedding, you know it’s big.
“Modern Monarchy: Dos and Don’ts” (2 p.m., BBC America): Pinkies up! Brush up on your royal etiquette. And if you’re going to execute a proper curtsy, start training with sets of squats.
“Untold Stories of a Royal Bridesmaid” (8 p.m., TLC): Prince Charles’ goddaughter India Hicks reminisces about being one of Princess Diana’s bridesmaids. You may remember Miss Hicks as the host of Bravo’s “Top Design” (I do!). Fun fact: She’s 521st in line for the throne.
“What the Sell?!” (9 p.m., TLC): The women of Wheaton’s antiques store the Perfect Thing tackle Princess Diana memorabilia and some Victorian-era lingerie in two episodes. OK, it’s a bit of a stretch, but they get an A for effort.
“Royally Mad” (4 p.m., BBC America): Cat Deeley hosts five Americans, rabid for the royal wedding, in London. Back-to-back episodes.
“The Newlywed Game” (5:30 p.m., Game Show Network): There are royal-themed episodes all week, but my favorite is Wednesday’s installment: Couples from Queens, N.Y. On Friday, host Sherri Shepherd highlights couples named William and Kate.
“Wild About Prince Harry” (7 p.m., TLC): The ginger-haired rapscallion must now step up as the most eligible prince in the world.
“TNA Wrestling Impact!” (8 p.m., Spike): It’s not wedding-related, but you could use a break about now. Think of it as a palate cleanser.
“Watch What Happens Live: Royal Wedding Spectacular” (10 p.m., Bravo): LuAnn De Lesseps from “Real Housewives,” clinging to that countess title, and Cat Ommaney, who has an English accent, join host Andy Cohen. They’ve already burned all social bridges, so it should be entertaining.
At this point, you might be starting to feel in monarchy overload. But this is where you have to be brutally honest with yourself: Do you have something better to be doing at 3 a.m. Friday? That’s what I thought.
The more important question is: With whom do you want to share this historic occasion?
Katie Couric will be on CBS; Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira on NBC; Shepard Smith and Martha MacCallum on Fox, and distinguished newsman Huw Edwards on BBC America.
For my money, though, there are only two real choices.
ABC: Host Barbara Walters has the inside connections, and you know she’ll wear something smashing. Co-anchor Diane Sawyer will add some class. Their entourage includes Tina Brown, author of The Diana Chronicles; Colleen Harris, a royal press secretary until 2003, and India Hicks, who is really working that Diana bridesmaid angle.
CNN: Ordinarily I’d recommend the female perspective for a wedding, but CNN’s lineup is tough to ignore: Piers Morgan is not only British with a tabloid background, but he’s had lunch with Diana (“very sexy, it has to be said”) and Prince William. And Morgan’s joined by Anderson Cooper, who is just about everyone’s fantasy wedding date. There’s a token woman, too, just in case: Cat Deeley of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
(ED – I’d love to watch Morgan and Cooper but I cannot stand Cat Deeley of SYTYCD)
Afterward, take a nap, stretch, and then gear up for the post-wedding analysis.
“Kathy Griffin’s Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding” (7 p.m., TV Guide Channel): She insists she’s qualified because she once saw Helen Mirren at In-N-Out Burger. Required viewing.
“Royal Wedding” (7 p.m., TCM): Turner Classic Movies shows you how it’s done, with a spectacular lineup that starts off with Fred Astaire and Jane Powell in the 1951 classic. Stay tuned for “Roman Holiday,” “The Glass Slipper,” “The Swan” and 1927’s silent “The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg” with Ramon Navarro.
“Fashion Police” (9 p.m., E!): Giuliana Rancic, Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne should have plenty to work with, even if they just stick to the hats.
Pick a channel and join us here at IHJZ to talk starting at 4am EST on Friday morning. Lynn~
Source: Chicago Sun Times: http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/television/4957584-421/you-rule-brittania.html
Jill Zarin posted a new U-Stream video of a speech she made at her alma mater Simmons College in Boston, poor Jill misses her privacy, from “Inside Track”:
“Real Housewives of New York City” star — and Simmons College alum — Jill Zarin was back in Boston yesterday to debate the pros and cons of being a reality TV star at the annual Simmons Leadership Conference at the World Trade Center.
Let’s see, Jill hates the “loss of privacy” that being a celebrity has brought her, but she does like to use her fame to do charity work, according to the live-streamed video of her speech on the Internet. Just in case you were wondering….
Over the weekend, Jill got the stare-down from “The Fighter” Mark Wahlberg, who is back in the Hub filming “Ted.”
“Pulled up to alma restaurant on water in hingham and mark wahlberg and I do stare down,” tweeted Zarin, who was in town with her hubby,Bobby. “I know u I know I know u! Dying!”
OK, we get that she knows him. But is Mark a big RHONY fan????
I’m going to guess that Mark had no idea who Jill was but was simply looking at her because it is clear that she recently had a liquid facelift and was doing her best to look like Lucille Ball. OR he was just creeped out because she was staring at him….
Jill was kind enough to share with her fan the speech in it’s entirety. If you’re really bored you can watch it here (or one of the other three she’s posted, and a few that even mention us here at IHJZ!) :
Kelly’s still giving interviews even though she consistently comes across and a mindless drone, this one is no exception.
While Kelly Bensimon may have gone on a couple of dates while filming the new season of The Real Housewives of New York City, she refused to make her love life a big storyline.
Why? Isn’t that prime material for a reality show?
Sure, but Bensimon says…
“To be honest with you, I kind of took a sabbatical during filming just because I don’t want these women kind of speculating about what I’m doing and what I’m not doing,” Bensimion recently told me. “I did go on one or two dates with some guys that were really really nice, but…I’m just good with myself and besides I have two unbelievable kids and I’m so proud to be their mother.”
As for sexed-up Sonja Morgan‘s possible new hot boyfriend Brian Farrell, Bensimon said, “With these women, it’s maybe their boyfriend one day and you know who knows what it’s going to be tomorrow. You never know.”
And while there were times during last season that Bensimon didn’t exactly come off in the best light, she’s confident things will be different now because they have a new producer. “He came and spoke to me and he said, ‘Listen, I want people to know Kelly,'” Bensimon said. “He’s like, ‘I have idea who you are…Do you work?’ Nobody knows that I work! Nobody knows that I have kids! People think all I do all day long is make pancakes.”
Even so, Bensimon isn’t too concerned about how she comes off because the show has given her a platform to give out satchels of gold back, like the trip she took to Haiti to aid disaster relief.
“Do whatever you want,” she said. “Make me purple, orange, give me horns. I don’t care what you want to do. Just make me bigger than ever so I can be more charitable.”
I have no comment. Lynn~
Until Next Time….