I Hate Jill Zarin Weekend Update
Jill’s latest “private” blog sent to anyone who signs up to receive it, Thanks Boston 02127 for sending it to me. It’s not much different than the blog she posted on Bravotv.com, even when she’s not in the episode, she has to butt her newly created nose into the middle of things.
One thing I do agree with is that putting Kelly and Ramona in the same room together to try to get them to become friends is a complete waste of time. Ramona actually has a brain while as Sonja pointed out, Kelly is “brainless”.
I read one of the media sites, it might have been Popeater or one of the others, Jill pointing out that she caught a glimpse of Marky Mark (Mark Walburg) is as idiotic as Oprah allowing this horrible bitch to take up a seat in the audience for one of her final shows. Who does that? You don’t see celebrities tweeting about catching a glimpse of other celebrities, only Jill Zarin’s lowly world. It’s really sickening that real Oprah fans are not able to get tickets to see her final shows being filmed and Jill Zarin walks right in and gets a seat. I’m sure she wasn’t on the years long waiting list. Oprah has never had a housewife on her show and I certainly hope she doesn’t start now. I’m sure Jill is only going hoping to get on camera or hoping to get a lot of freebees.
Luann and Cat on Watch What Happens Live
Poor Cat had just overdosed on three solid hours of Luann’s daaahhlig’s, having watched, at Andy’s request the first three episodes of The Real Housewives of New York Season 4. I would be a bit cranky too. Luann pulled that passive aggressive nonsense when Cat said “we’re on the same show” when she was trying to make a point about Luann’s nasty talking head interviews. Luann was very condescending, “no, dahhlig we’re not on the same show” smirk/giggle. What a bitch! Similar to the way she insulted Caroline of New Jersey but not even knowing she was a housewife.
Clearly LuLu doesn’t waste time watching any of the other housewives shows, since New York is so superior to any of the others. Why would she?
The day after the show aired Cat posted on her Facebook wall that she did not enjoy her time on Andy’s show and if she never saw Luann again, it would be too soon. I hope that doesn’t stop Cohen from considering her as a new cast member of The Real Housewives of New York because I think it would be a brilliant casting move. I’ll bet Luann would refuse to film with her anyway, and she’d call all the Brunettes telling them not to film with her either.
I love how Cat called her out on her ridiculous book, this woman knows nothing about manners and etiquette, she can write about how to catch and keep a rich Count, but that doesn’t mean she’s able to pull it off. How can someone who claims to be the epitomy of manners make some of the rude and nasty comments she makes in her interviews? Luann talks about “The Ramona’s of the world” but I would much rather spend time with Ramona, who tells you to your face how she feels than Luann who is always judging, always ready with the smart ass comment to put people down, she’s always talking badly behind people’s back.
I have to wonder about this Jacque guy and what he sees in Luann. What does she really do for him? Is he trying to further his business by being on television? Why would this guy get involved with a Housewife who has two teenage kids, one of which we know is a handful and likes to play on the opposite side of the law. What is in it for him? He was able to highlight his wine distribution on the show recently but the downside is he has to have a relationship with the horrible, pretentious and sickeningly passive aggressive Luann. There is no way this guy is for real, he can’t possibly be in this just for love.
Cat is getting a ton of support on Twitter and on Facebook for being brave enough to call Luann out, she’s the first to have done it, besides Bethenny calling Luann a snake, it seems Bethenny knew what she was talking about.
I want to share with you a post by our own Kukulet:
April 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm
Okay…I’ve been providing thorough research for numerous books and articles on the British royal family for 20 years, and I own the Diana website sanctioned by Harry and William…so I’m gonna add my two cents and say that neither Cat nor LuAnn are about to be hired by Debretts Guide to the British Peerage.
LuAnn was married to a French count whose ancestor BOUGHT the title. It’s not what anyone besides LuAnn would consider a “significant” title…ex-hubby is merely one of a large crowd of minor nobility. LuAnn needs to stop prancing around like she was married to the Prince of Wales. Being married to a minor French count does not give his fourth wife an automatic leg up on the inner workings of the British aristocracy. I doubt LuAnn ever met any of the British aristos who attended the wedding this morning, much less hung around with them on Kensington High Street.
Cat’s got a better grasp of British aristocracy…but not by much. If she doesn’t know that the Queen is always referred to as “Her Majesty” (the title of HRH is reserved for Prince and Princesses of the Queen’s family), then Cat really hasn’t been paying attention, especially for someone who claims to have moved in those circles (if allegedly sleeping with Harry is the same thing). In the royal world, the difference between “Majesty” and “Highness” is like”Titles 101″-very basic stuff.
Someone needs to tell those two that a British accent and a minor title by marriage doesn’t make them royal “experts”. It’s kind of insulting to those of us who have put in years of time and effort to understand the ways the peerage works.
FYI: Kate’s new title is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Formally, she is also Princess William, but she won’t be called that. She’s not Princess Catherine-one has to be born into the royal family to use the title in front of their Christian name. (Diana was never Princess Diana, either.)
Anyway…Kate looked lovely in both gowns (although didn’t care for the mohair bolero with the second gown much) and the wedding was beautiful. Best wishes to the bride and groom!
Thank you Kukulet for this insight. If I may just add, Cat never claimed to be an expert on British Royalty in fact when I interviewed her she didn’t even want to talk about them, she’s not a infatuated with the royals nor does she claim to be an expert. She went on WWHL because, well, why would she turn down the opportunity but she wasn’t enthuiastic about the theme of the evening. Not to be argumentative, I love the information that you provided Kukulet, thanks! oxox
There has been some discussion of the biased blog created by LisaNewEngland. Some have speculated that this blog is written by Jill’s sister Lisa who does live in New England, but that would be too easy, right?
Our crackerjack research team have come up with a pretty iron clad theory. Jill Zarin lover and biased blogger, LisaNewEngland is not only a fake “hobby blogger” but it is none other than Jill’s assistant, Darren.
Quincy, still with a positive glow in her heart trying to see the best in everyone has submitted this for your review:
“I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by Quincy IL
Last week, Jill Zarin spoke at the Brown University Symposium titled: “A Taste for Trash: A Conversation about Reality TV. She was congratulated by Kelly Killoren Bensimon on twitter who like to remind us that she is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City (not the country, Columbia.) The purpose of the symposium was to address “the perverse pleasures and complexities involved in watching reality TV-how they form both entertains and moralizes, insidiously instructing its viewers on what it means to be a good and bad citizen.” The organizers recognized that Reality TV is a global phenomenon and a part of the television industry.
Brown University’s Professor Lynne Joyrich developed a course on Television Realities in the Fall of 2010. The students in this course participated in the organization of the Symposium as a part of their personal development and to help other students understand the influence mass communications on their daily lives. The organizers were interested in the economics of the reality television movement as well as the lessons that the medium teaches about race, gender and sexuality. A topic of interest to the members of this IHJZ website is “celebrity-and what it means to become an instant real celebrity.”
An interesting aspect of this symposium was a look at the audience of the Reality Television Medium. That audience includes the readers of this website. The organizers looked at the “We are smarter than that” aspect that we often enjoy discussing. “The audience can actually watch with a degree of skepticism and irony.”
One of Brown’s graduates of Mass Communications Media is Lauren Zalaznick, the head of Bravo. Lauren has been interviewed by the New York Times. Lauren believes that Bravo makes “high class “reality shows like Top Chef.”
The entire slate of reality shows were presented in the one day symposium, but of interest to us is the question and answer period that involved Jill Zarin. I was 1300 miles away from Providence on the prairie in Western Il so I searched for information about the discussion on the net. There was an interview of Jill Zarin and she shared how Bravo found her. She states that Bravo wanted rich people that would share their lives and that some people were worried about the IRS coming after them if they shared (note Teresa Giudice.) Jill then spoke a little more and completely lost her train of thought. The reporter dragged Jill back into a discussion of the reality show and Jill stated, “The show is like a symphony. The first season was about Alex, the second season was about Luann, the third season was about Kelly and me (Jill) and the fourth season is about the Blonds vs. the Brunettes.” Jill wanted the Brown participants and us to know that this is a reality show and it is not her. She is not an instigator. She does not pot stir. The reality show requires drama. Jill compared the show to a sword fight. Without the drama, there would be no interest in watching the show. Unfortunately, Jill stops talking about the show and drifts into her hair, facelift, and attempts to create a character like Lucille Ball in pink so the rest of the interview period was wasted.
The symposium looked at the use of the Reality medium to help charities like “The Celebrity Apprentice” blogged on IHJZ on Mondays. We have watched stars on Bravo reality shows create charity events such as birthday parties for 16 year olds and fashion shows and we have wondered how much of the money actually went to the cause. We have also wondered about the Jill Zarin tweet that Dinah offered an trip to Jill Zarin to Chicago if she would attend a charity event.
The organizers stated that while these shows are unscripted, they are constructed through editing and casting. They indicated that there are different levels of real. “It’s a form of epistemological game playing= (people want to) get a glimmer of the real-real within the reality. But, everyone also knows that it is a fantasy.” Jill Zarin has stated this in her own way many times. She wants us to know that the show is not her reality. Jill is creating Jill Zarin of season one, season two, season three, and season four.
I have stated that I study Human behavior and that is why I am drawn to this web site and watching the reality shows that are blogged on “I Hate Jill Zarin.” I am also interested the lifestyles of the Bravo celebrities and the cities that they live in. The title of Jill Zarin’s Brown University Symposium was “We Are Who We Watch: Reality Television, Citizenship, Celebrity.” So I am a 47 year old Jewish mother and step grandmother living in Manhattan with a dog that smells and a shopping habit that I share with the Planet Earth.”
Thank you Quincy, fascinating…
A New Housewives of New York Parody – Season 4
Jill’s latest Facebook post:
Thank you so much for following @allyzarin on twitter. For those who have nothing nice to say and are cruel or disrespectful to me or my fans..you will be BANNED. Why you choose to even Like my page is ridiculous, but you will not be able to “play” with us anymore. Please let me know who I need to BLOCK and I will clean it up in AM.
I find it fascinating that Jill not only expects but demands only positive comments, she refuses to hear anything negative, and that folks, is why Jill Zarin will never change. She isn’t open to hearing anything that isn’t a glowing, loving report. Good luck with that Jill! Just a note, she included this reprimand right in with the mention of her daughter Ally, just to ensure that she can call people out for talking negatively about her daughter. Transparent!
An interview with Real Housewife of Orange County, Alexis Bellino has what I refer to as “Season Two Disease” The same ailment that Sonja Morgan has….
You’ve been on the show now for a couple of years. It what ways has your life changed since starting the show?
It’s changed a lot in the fact that when I first came on the show I was kind of naïve and thought I was going to be friends with everybody. After a season of seeing everyone’s true colors and seeing how reality television works, it put a bit of a twist for the second year. You second guess yourself more because you think about how other people will perceive it. I’ve also just decided that I need to take more risks. I was very timid and scared to be confrontational during the first year. I was worried about what America would think, but I realized people are going to have different opinions
Big night on TV – Sunday night Real Housewives of Orange County to sleep through….er enjoy on Bravo! Watch What Happens Live immediately following the Orange County snoozefest. I’ll have your blog right here on both shows tomorrow morning.
Quincy will be blogging both Mob Wives (which I am catching in reruns and loving it!) and Celebrity Apprentice. We’ve been waiting for weeks in anticipation of the NeNe blow up, looks like it is finally here. Does Star Jones need a body guard? Does NeNe quit because Star hires a body guard? Find out tonight on NBC.
Until Next Time…