I Hate Jill Zarin An EXCLUSIVE Interview with Cat Ommanney

I Hate Jill Zarin  An Exclusive Interview With Cat Ommanney

Catherine Ommanney

A few months ago I was lucky enough to interview Cat Ommanney for my Reality Buzz show, I hung onto her email address for just this reason..We all watched last Thursday and on Bravo’s after show Watch What Happens Live as Cat appeared with Andy and Luann deLesseps the Fake Countess!  It was clear to viewers that the two women were not fans of one another but what was going on?  What prompted Cat to call Luann out the way she did?  I loved it but I wanted to know more so I asked Cat if she would be willing to answer a few questions about it, here’s what she had to say:

–  How did it work out that you were on Watch What Happens Live?  What made them think Luann would be good for a British Royal Wedding episode?  

CAT:  I’m sure that Bravo wanted to have a bit of royal connection for the show, but why Luanne, who isn’t even a Brit, rather than my fabulous fellow Lisa VP, I’m not sure?  I have meet Harry several times and have many friends in common.  Luann I would imagine was there for her ‘desire’ to be considered royal.  And of course she has spent 16 years looking for her ladder. (btw the comment she made about Alex on her show, (whether a fan or not of) climbing up the social ladder I found absolutley sickening. Almost more offensive than seeeing someone urinate in the street. Does she not understand that people with class NEVER talk about it??? Why hasn’t anyone checked out to see that the ‘Countess’ isn’t a Countess btw?

 –  Did you know Luann deLesseps or had you watched The Real Housewives of New York before appearing on last weeks WWHL?

CAT:  Yes, I have watched it prior but having been in Barbados for several weeks, I had to do watch a few episodes to catch up.  Quite obviously she was always trying too hard with the “Darling” this and “the Countess does not drink from a bottle” rubbish.  (Bowl please) Now it is a systematic ping pong with her.  She will pop over here “darling, darling” and follow along with the snide remarks followed by tossing her head back laughing then pong over to that person and be offended by the antics she had been a part of over on ping’s side.  Like I said, she is incredibly two faced, not to mention extremely irriatating how she keeps speaking french in the middle of an English sentence? Wierd….Am I supposed to be impressed? So I started talking Spanish, just to bug her! 

 

–  Where there introductions and discussions before the cameras rolled?   Is she as condesending in person as we see on TV? 

CAT:  Far more so. She burst into my dressing room telling me how crap our show was and that ” Ohh we haven’t met, have we??” No we haven’t.I remember people I meet..

 

– We watch week after week as Luann is Passive Aggressive with her cast mates, did you see any of that behavior from her?

CAT:  I wonder if there was not a word out of her mouth that was not a passive aggressive quip at someone.  She made comments about her cast mates, me, Giggy and even the royal couple in her “Oh darling” attacks. I think she might be one of those people that is quite miserable if she is not attempting to make herself feel more important by putting down others. Yes, I am rude but I don’t back stab nor do I pretend to be someone I’m not. Life is too short.

 

Luann de Lesseps

–  Luann made a nasty comment about you “Not” being on the same show as she is on, did you call her out on that after the cameras stopped filming?

CAT:  No I just left the studio……Toxic energy sucked me dry.

 

–  What was Andy Cohen’s reaction to the show?

CAT:  “That was something else!” ……Yep…sure was.

 

– What was said during commercial break

CAT:“Get me out of here???” “I’m not enjoying this??” “Who is this phony anyway?” 

 

–  Many viewers were appauled when Luann had the nerve to say that Prince Harry was too young for you, isn’t her boyfriend several years younger than she is?

CAT:  In the episode at the house for the cancer patient families, she was very upset that Ramona pointed out she was married to a man twice her age.  Perhaps if she re-watches that she might realize how ridiculous her indignity about my age for a kiss really was. I mean seriously?? Who cares?

 –  You said on Facebook that you never want to see her again, was it really that bad? 

CAT:  AB-so-bloddy-lutely

 –  What else did she say to make you angry? 

CAT:  Simply the fact I can’t do phonies. The older I get the less tolerant I am for BS and she is without a doubt, manners, etiqutete bla bla bla truly full of ****.  I am very able to say what I think, ( just not so well after 4 hours sleep, a long flight, not enough food and a couple of glasses of wine!) I did not need her attempting to speak for me, or playing some bollocks game of royalty dress up where she believed she was the Queen!

 

–  Have you heard from any other Housewives cast members since the show aired?  (with support or otherwise?)

CAT:  Yes of course..I keep in close contact with Lynda all the time, Mary, Paul and heard from Alex (nyhw) who loved my take on the Countless too…Michelle sent me a “Love you” message” ( oh no sorry that was someone else)

 

–  You said on Facebook that you had other meetings with Bravo after the WWHL taping, are you still in talks with them about a show?  Is there anything you can tell us about any future projects? 

CAT:  Yes we are talking about things…Lots going on…lots of decisions to make soon….we’ll see, but Inbox full part 2 is the top of my priority to finish. Maybe because its healing to do and also so many fans are waiting to read it after part 1..

Thank you to Cat Ommanney for this exclusive interview, interesting backstage information from her WWHL appearance as well as a little hint that Cat isn’t finished with her Bravo connection.

Top Chef Masters May 4
 
We open to a beautiful spread of food with prices. The Quickfire requires that they create a meal for just one dollar. Now this seems to be items, not total quantity. In other words, it isn’t price per pound, but absolute price, that they are limited by. Most are making things with cheap veggies. Wait, Hugh messed up one egg and said that is eighteen cents. So maybe pieces and sizes/weights do count? Not clear. Mary Sue says about the same regarding the bacon – she doesn’t want to taste it because then she won’t have enough left for the dish. So apparently, quantity does count. So we are also talking about very small dishes, for the most part. Judges are Brendan Newman and Rico Gagliano from NPR’s Dinner Party Download. Never heard of it; not broadcast on either of our two NPR stations that I know of. Sounds like a fun show. Will need to check out the podcasts.
Celina has done a spicy carrot soup with a lime-pickled shrimp. It is a hit. They talk about what it might cost in a restaurant – about $15, they estimate. Of course, restaurants also pay rent, utilities, insurance, waitstaff, kitchen staff, etc. Obviously the actual food in the dish costs a whole lot less than the price on the menu. And the profit margin on the food is very, very small. The real profit is on the booze. Next, a BLT salad by Mary Sue. They say it is too salty. Naomi Pig-Carrying-I’m-in-Charge-Here made asparagus and bread salad with a lemon vinaigrette. A hit. Hugh-Way-Too-Serious has made a lyonnaise salad with bacon, frisee, radicchio, and a poached egg. They like this one too. Next, Alex made spiced squid with garlic, olives, and almonds. Also a hit. Alex is cool, IMHO. Not one whiff of asshattery or douchebaggery about him. He is quiet, purposeful, keeps his head down and gets the job done. Very professional. George made a grilled calamari salad with cucumber, tomatoes, and almonds. Underwhelming. Traci made a chicken paillard (flattened chicken; in the old days, it was called pounded chicken) with asparagus, lemon, and brown butter. Looks terrific and they say it is quite good. Floyd has made a fricassee of shrimp and asparagus with beef and tomatoes. They like it a lot.
 
You guys really think Curtis is cute? He does jack for me.
 
And the least favorites were the calamari – which was too bland. The BLT salad was too salty. Guess Mary Sue should have tasted it. The top dishes were Alex’s spiced squid and Celina’s spicy carrot soup, as well as Naomi’s bread salad. The winner is Naomi. Damn. She’s got immunity. I have to admit that she isn’t way obnoxious like some of the chefs on Top Chef, but she does irk.
 
Elimination challenge has some mystery, but they are cooking for 100 and the guests will have no utensils. Stupid talking heads. I hate stupid talking heads. Hugh says, “it scares the poop out of me.” Yeah. A cooking challenge on a TV show where the worse that can happen is you go home. He’d rather quick-rope out of a chopper into a heavily guarded compound to cook a meal for the world’s most notorious terrorist.
 
And now we go to Whole Foods (Whole Paycheck) to shop, even though we don’t know where we are going and what the conditions are. The food budget is $300. I say make flavored popcorn and be done with it. Alex is smart – ceviche and tortilla chips. Though I have to say that it would be kind of messy to eat. Hugh says he may make slaw –  because hasn’t everyone eaten slaw with their hands? Traci is doing a burrito. Because you can eat it without making a mess. Really? George is doing a pork loin on a skewer. And off they go to the cooking location. It turns out to be a Farmer Boys, which is a quick service restaurant where everything is fresh-made  (yeah, right). Apparently it is a SoCal chain and they have to do table service and drive-through. Half will do the cooking and the other half taking orders and serving. Then they switch.
 
It isn’t clear why people at tables wouldn’t have utensils. And drive-through often involves stuff that requires plastic utensils. But OK, whatever. Some have fast-food experience.
 
Celina is doing a lamb and garbanzo bean wrap. Sounds good. George is doing the pork loin and clams. Hope there are skewers. George decides against the lettuce cup and instead is doing a fish taco.  Hugh is doing a banh mi (I love me some banh mi but I’m guessing this is a banh mi in name only). Mary Sue is doing quesadillas. Naomi is bossing people around and telling them what to call their dishes when they place the orders with the kitchen. She yells at Mary Sue that it is going to be called queso. Because two extra syllables make all the difference. Honey, go rassle and haul some hogs, will ya? And she grabs the window service because, as Traci says in her very deadpan style, “she is so bubbly and entertaining.”
 
Customers arrive. Traci is cashier and George is expediting. They get backed up very quickly. George is not a good expediter. He isn’t clear on the orders and doesn’t say when it is table or para llevar (to go, in SoCal). Customers are bitching.
 
Oh crap. That prepubescent Alan Systma is one of the judges. He walks in with James. They order one of everything. More chaos in the kitchen, with a bit of bickering on the side. James and Alan are bitching because they had to wait 20 minutes. Curtis is stuck in the drive-through back-up. Just as Naomi walks away from the drive-in window to do some more bossing around in the kitchen. They start honking their horns. She tells the kitchen to push their order ahead. Odd that Curtis is the only car at the drive-through.
 
The judges start eating, Curtis out in the parking lot with Danyelle. I hate this show just because Danyelle is on it. Though she isn’t bitching that the food isn’t cut up into itsy bitsy pieces. Apparently she has learned to bite and chew since last week. She likes the banh mi but says it is messy for a drive-through. James doesn’t care for the watermelon salad side that Hugh made. They like Mary Sue’s quesadilla and the quinoa fritter. Alex’s taco is a miss because it is a burrito, not a taco, and they don’t like salmon on a fish whatever. Celina’s wrap is actually unwrapped – it is a pancake with topping. No way to eat this without utensils. James says overall they’ve done an OK job with the challenge.
 
Shift change. Now Naomi, Floyd, Traci, and George are cooking. Alex is runner, Mary Sue does the drive-through, Hugh rings up sales, and George is expediting. Hugh is doing a stupid show-man routine, telling the customers that he is giving them magic numbers. Of course, it back up. Curtis and Danyelle walk in; James and Alan go to the drive-through.
 
HEY WAKE UP. I’M BORED, TOO. I HAVE TO WRITE THIS STUPID THING. PLEASE WAKE UP AND READ IT!
 
Hugh says that Celina is holding tickets before she calls them out. James and Alan are stuck in the drive-through, waiting 3-4 minutes. They argue about pushing the judges’ order through. Curtis and Danyelle are bitching, too. James drives off with his food, saying “God the people behind us are probably so pissed off.” Yeah, they don’t like free food from celebrity chefs and are really ticked about having to wait for it.
 
George, says James, is one of the most brilliant chefs in the U.S., but his food is ugly. They think it is supposed to be a brochette. Curtis says it should have been adapted. Danyelle and Curtis like Traci’s chicken with chili verde. Lots of flavor. James says it is sit-down restaurant great food – but I think it would really be quite messy in a car. Floyd’s chicken frankie wrap with cucumber, daikon, and grape slaw on the side is a hit, too. But I want to know how you eat the slaw without utensils? It is on a piece of lettuce so I guess you roll it up to eat it. Naomi’s steak sandwich is just OK. They say she went on auto-pilot because she has immunity. Everyone wonders how the Caesar salad side is finger food.
 
PLEASE PLEASE GET US NEW JUDGES. DANYELLE IS ONLY SLIGHT LESS IRRITATING THAN KOOKOOPUFF BENSIMON. AND LIKE BEEN-NO-ONE, SHE CLAIMS TO HAVE CREDENTIALS SHE DOES NOT HAVE. I AM FEELING HOMICIDAL.
 
Interstitial: Basically a post-mortem. Floyd couldn’t remember the menu. He couldn’t find the ice.
 
Judges’ table. Alex, George and Celina are up first, and they are the bottom three. Traci thought their dishes didn’t work well in the given parameters, and worries that she misperceived it (i.e., she thought they were the winners). Come on, Traci. You’ve watched this show, right? The judges’ ask if they’ve now got more respect for fast-food restaurants and make a point of talking about how long it took to get the food out. Of course, they are the least favorites. They didn’t like any part of Celina’s – the open-faced wrap (oxymoron), the garbanzo bean pancake itself, and apparently, everything was bland. They thought George’s clam side dish was good but hard to eat. He intended for it to be eaten on the cucumber slices. Alex’s salmon fish tacos suffered from insufficient planning time, but the side dish was weak because he ran out of prep time. They also thought it was messy.
 
The others are still stewing about being the losers. They don’t tell the others that they were the bottom three, but the others surmise as much from the looks on their faces. Mary Sue, Floyd, and
Traci are called in. They too take a hit on service but their food was a pleasure to eat. They loved Floyd’s wrap – the chicken was most and well-seasoned, and the textures worked well together. Curtis wanted to make love to Traci’s burrito. Mary Sue runs a chain of food trucks and so she’s used to this kind of thing. Because she had access to a deep-fryer, she made the quinoa fritters that they loved…and she is the winner. I think this is her first win. She’s been in the bottom three a few times. [Mary Sue Milliken is, BTW, the partner of Susan Feniger, the chef who was dissed by Peggy Tanous on RHOC; Mary Sue and Susan own Border Grill and the Border Grill food trucks – http://marysueandsusan.com/restaurants.htm].
 
The judges re-hash the failings of the three losing dishes. I’ll spare you. Suffice to say that they liked nothing about Celina’s dish but George’s, they say, wasn’t even a dish. It was sparse and ugly, just little blobs of food.
 
Let’s spice this up. Let’s get a pool going on who goes home. Any takers?  Because it doesn’t matter. This show is so boring that I wish they’d send them all home now.
 
OK, if you insist, I’ll tell you. It was…..zzzzzzz…..sorry I fell asleep and the DVD turned itself off.
 
Nah. It was George.
 
Pay up. 
 

Until next time…….

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350 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin An EXCLUSIVE Interview with Cat Ommanney

  1. WindyCityWondering says:

    Cat has taken alot of heat for publically calling LuAnn out on WWHL – IMO, Cat did what many viewers would love to do! Lulu has always been difficult to watch and her lack of class makes her a joke. Way to go Cat – hope to see you back on Bravo soon!

    • error404 says:

      really? where? like on twitter? I had no idea Lulu even had fans! LOL

      • quincyil says:

        She never responds to peons. That is why Carolyn Manzo does not like Luann. Caroline tried to talk to Luann and was dismissed.

        • MichellefromNY says:

          wait when did caroline say this?? Was it on a gossip site?

          How hilarious to watch caroline go off on luman?
          “we’re thick as thieves and your countess ass is nothing but garbage”
          Don’t like caroline much, but that would be GOLD

  2. MickeyMouth says:

    I’m liking Cat more and more :o) Great interview Lynn.

  3. error404 says:

    Countless Lulu is like a joke that’s too long so the punchline isn’t really worth the wait.

  4. LoriOKie says:

    Lynn – A great big thanks for your interview with Cat! I really enjoyed reading it and hearing Cat’s take on things.

    Say what you want about Cat, but she’s nothing if not honest and direct. Refreshing qualities in a world of PR spin and bull****.

  5. quincyil says:

    “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the Prairie by QuincyIL
    Yesterday, the IHJZ board was brimming with information. Jill Zarin tweeted to her beloved fans from behind the curtains of the Oprah Winfrey show in Chicago after spending the night in a luxury suite with two bedrooms at the fabulous Trump Towers. As you all remember from Jill’s skating party planning scenes in Season Three of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Mr. Trump and Jill Zarin are friends. Of course, they weren’t close enough friends to allow Jill to have here skating party at his rink, but she does like to stay in his very expensive hotels where according to the cast members of “The Celebrity Apprentice, “ the staff is trained to treat every guest as if they were Mr. Trump.

    Many of us wondered about a tweet from Jill Zarin yesterday morning:

    Jill Zarin

    Had the most wonderful time with My new Oprah family and look forward to all the projects! This will keep me going all summer! See u in am

    We knew that Oprah was looking for new projects now that she is retiring from the television show, but no one had ever guessed that Jill Zarin would join the Oprah family. A check of the internet has suggestions that Jill Zarin wants a talk show and denials by Jill Zarin stating she does not want a talk show. We have seen her on the Today Show, Hannity of Fox News, and Wendy Williams so we know she loves to be on the shows as guests. Jill Zarin is looking for a hobby. Let’s hope Oprah’s people do their research.

    Teresa Giudice has hit the talk show circuit to promote her recently released second cookbook, “Fabulicious!”. The book is described as “a good dose of humor and sensible kitchen advice. Teresa must be a dynamo in her home, scrubbing all of the marble floors herself, doing the yard work on the estate as she doesn’t have a staff, attending openings of businesses, filming “The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and raising 4 little girls without the help of her inlaws or parents.

    As usual, IHJZ posters watched Teresa in real time on the Today Show and reported a conversation that was of great interest to those of us who read the Teresa Giudice bankruptcy filing linked on the top of this web site.

    Here is the comment from cabbie413:
    “Kathy Lee obviously was annoyed by her! Kathy asked about her court date coming up next month and Theresa said “no.. I don’t have a court date” and Kathy says “oh yes, yes I think you do.” and Theresa says “no.. not me. I don’t think I do.” and of course Kathy says “yes I think so…must be someone else then..” lol”
    Alarm bells went off at the offices of IHJZ when we read that interchange on the board so we dug into our dusty files and gave this information to the posters/members of the IHJZ board:

    “There are two different adversary cases pending but they are both ultimately about the same thing.
    Her original bankruptcy petition, Case 09-39032-MS Giuseppe Giudice and Teresa Giudice, was filed 29 October 2009. This was a Chapter 7 filing, seeking to discharge all debt (except those they reaffirm).
    “The trustee is the guy who basically is hired by the Court to take control of the estate. He has to figure out what property there is and protect it until all the claims by creditors and claimed exemptions by the debtors can be sorted out.
    The trustee – John Sywilok – filed an adversary action Adversary Proceeding #: 10-01845-MS to object to the discharge. That case is scheduled to go to trial on July 14.
    Then there is also the U.S. Trustee, who seeks to promote the efficiency and protect the integrity of the Federal bankruptcy system. To further the public interest in the just, speedy and economical resolution of cases filed under the Bankruptcy Code, the Program monitors the conduct of bankruptcy parties and private estate trustees, oversees related administrative functions, and acts to ensure compliance with applicable laws and procedures. It also identifies and helps investigate bankruptcy fraud and abuse in coordination with United States Attorneys, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies.
    The U.S. Trustee, Roberta DeAngelis, also filed an adversary proceeding to object to the discharge. That case – 10-02150-MS DeAngelis v. Giudice et al – is scheduled to go to trial on October 13 & 14 of this year.””
    The Today Show must have a team of researchers living in their basement googling public records about the Bravo reality stars too.
    I loved “The Real Housewives of Miami,” but as Lynn has pointed out, I tend to be Pollyannaish because I live on the prairie. I loved the comment made by Adrienne about the ladies of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”
    Adrienne loved “The Real Housewives of New York City before Bethenny left. She described the remaining: “They are matronly women trying to look hot.” (Cat Ommaney isn’t the only housewives willing to target the NYC ladies.)
    http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b239713_housewives_vs_housewives_miami_star.html
    Speaking of the Cat O, Jill Zarin felt the need to chime in on the conflict between Cat and Luann last Thurs in WWHL and the after show: I did not know how to put it on the board.

    Jill’s Comment: H What we didn’t see. The slaying of poor Luann by Cat.”

    The use of the word “slaying” is fascinating as Bethenny said Jill wanted” to slay that girl” in the Third Season Reunion of The Real Housewives of New York City.” Do you think Jill is deliberately triggering our memories? The link for this comment came from AZ and later Katieco brought it back for our attention.

    Ryan Brown of “Flipping Out” has a new show, but it is on TLC. While husbands use jack hammers in their family homes and build bars using the caps of beer bottles, their wives will dream of fabulous wall coverings with Ryan Brown. The wives are going to be a bit disappointed when they get home.
    http://tv.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/arts/television/spouse-vs-house-on-tlc-review.html?hpw
    http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/spouse-vs-house

    TLM came up with a brilliant idea. She saw that Bethenny needs 5,000 new followers on Twittter to break 500,000 and she hopes to accomplish that by next week’s finale. I think we can help her by asking our twitter friends and family to follow Bethenny.
    To be fair, Jill asked fans to follow Allison, her daughter in order for her to reach 25,000. Early this morning Jill Zarin had 127,299 followers.

    I have 5 twitter followers…. and most of mine are from Simon van Kempen enterprises which is a giant computer robot living in the dungeon of the Brownstone in Brooklyn. I was vey disappointed when I followed Jill Zarin and she did not return the favor.

    • California35 says:

      Quincy, you are funny. You got 5 followers on twitter, and those are robots from a Brooklyn’s basement lol sorry Jill is not following you, you must be crushed 😦 lol

      Jill with Oprah In any kind of relation or business….. I won’t believe it until I see it.

      Ok – must go – don’t want to be late to work (ok I actually would rather not go, but you know what I mean :-P)

      • quincyil says:

        During the week, I will keep up with the board and publish the prairie blogs in the comments section the next day when the new blog goes up. I think the information coming into this IHJZ board is of great value.

        Q

        • California35 says:

          That is a great idea. Thank you!

          I will create a twitter account, I will follow Bethenny, but will also try to follow (friend) you so you can have a 6th robot following you 🙂

          • quincyil says:

            LOL…. I really don’t tweet.. I love watching the tweets of the stars especially Kelly and Jill.

            • California35 says:

              I created one long while ago, but I don’t even remember the information I used 😛 I DID NOT twitt. I don’t know how secure my information is there, so I am a bit scared 😛 so I will only follow…

              Any ways, I created a new one now and am trying to follow you…I selected you, but I got a message telling me that my request is pending. Twitter is slooow, I will have to check back later……

    • jillz68 says:

      I just saw Ryan last week at Whole Foods in Santa Barbara. Very cute in person but super short!

    • Smompy says:

      “Of course, they weren’t close enough friends to allow Jill to have here skating party at his rink, but she does like to stay in his very expensive hotels where according to the cast members of “The Celebrity Apprentice, “ the staff is trained to treat every guest as if they were Mr. Trump.

      So I can only assume this that means the staff tries to avoid guests altogether, but when they do have to actually deal with a guest, they pretend to be impressed even though they really view each guest as a classless moron, and then they snicker about the guests’ awful hair as soon as the guest leaves the room!

      • quincyil says:

        I write the blog on “The Celebrity Apprentice” for Lynn. The members of the mens’ team said this over and over in the show about the branding of the Trump Hotels.

    • aintinice says:

      Q,
      I just saw Bethenny has less than 300 to make her 500,000 followers.

      • nathania says:

        I guess i will go follow her too,

        I don’t use it much because the whole ‘being followed’ thing is a bit creepy but I do use the twitter for school because I have not found a better way to keep up with IT issues, that is very ‘up to the minute’.

        I hid my tweets so some of the ‘followers’ will drop off…I find it annoying because they only seem to follow me to get me to follow them and then when I do they dump me. So I hid them and I don’t add any new people. I think this is the inverse of how you are supposed to use it but I will follow Bethenny because she is special.

  6. VAgirl says:

    Wow. Great interview. Nice to get the scoop right from the “Cat’s” mouth. Also nice to know my take on the Countless has been right on from the start.

  7. California35 says:

    Yay Lynn,

    Happy to read this, thank you for reaching out to Cat. It was nice of her to answer your questions too. I like her more and more, and I am asking myself how come I haven’t bought her book yet. I had been anticipating it’s release, but then never got it. I will buy it today! good for her on calling out Luanne, who just annoys the heck of many of us. I hope we get to see more of Cat on Bravo or any where else. I wish her much success.

  8. SkewedHalo says:

    Awesome interview! Both Bethenny and she got/get what a phoney Countless is and had/have the guts to call her on it to her face. I hope Cat is rewarded for it like Bethenny was, hehe. Cat said she never wants to see her again (neither do I) but it’s good to know that if she gets a spot on NYHW she is more than capable of not only holding her own but also capable of knocking LuLu off that pedestal she so precariously perches on. I’ll never forget when on the Reunion she was called on her phoney shit and she cried and hid behind a pillow …then used the excuse that her husband had dumped her, so basically saying it was ok because she was being wronged by him. She’s just like JZ; she can be a *royal* lol bitch but can’t take it when she’s confronted with her own behavior. Cat is my new hero!

  9. quincyil says:

    Luann pretends to be a member of the group of people who were invited to the wedding, but do we have any evidence that she ever spent time with the people invited to the Royal Wedding?

    Sonja also mentions that she know the nobility of Europe.

    I do know that we don’t have an aristocracy here. If someone wants to address Luann as the Countess, they can , but there are no rules that force us to call her a Countess.

    • nathania says:

      “the nobility of Europe”

      LOL, as if Europe is a country. These broads kill me.

  10. I'm in Florida says:

    My daughter lives around the corner from this great bar/restaurant, that we always go to when in DC. Cat lives upstairs in the classy apts. I had the pleasure of seeing her once in the restaurant. The wait staff loves her, as does the neighborhood. I am TEAM CAT all the way and was so happy to see her put the fake Indian princess with the cheesy turquoise jewerly in her place! Thank you, Lynn, for sharing and going to the trouble to do this for us.

    • quincyil says:

      So, she is in DC. I thought she might be living in London. With the internet, you never know where people are.

      Q

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I am wondering if the restaurant would be West End Bistro, which is owned by Eric Ripert.

      Quincy IL

    • quincyil says:

      I was wondering if the restaurant would be West End Bistro, which is owned by Eric Ripert.

      Quincy IL

      • I'm in Florida says:

        It is called The Heights and is in Columbia Heights–the section that is really starting to be renovated

        EatWell DC, creators of Grillfish, Logan Tavern and Commissary, is proud to bring The Heights to the revitalized Columbia Heights neighborhood, Washington’s new retail destination. Centrally located just steps from the Metro at 14th & Kenyon St. NW, The Heights counts as its neighbors Giant Supermarket; Target; Best Buy; and the historic Tivoli Theater, to name a few.

        Enjoy the cozy dining room and expansive bar, soaring ceilings, and door-to-door window view into the heart of Columbia Heights. On beautiful days, relax in the comfort of our 80-seat patio against the backdrop of some of DC’s most historic buildings and weekend farmer’s market.

        The food and drink blends contemporary American cuisine with homestyle favorites. Enjoy fried chicken, meatloaf and amazing burgers, any of our amazing appetizers or homemade desserts. An extensive list of beer, wine, and cocktails blends names you know with a handful off the beaten path.

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        • I'm in Florida says:

          No building can be higher than 9 stories in DC.

        • quincyil says:

          I love to walk in DC. We go to conferences and try to stay in different parts of the city so we can walk and enjoy the restaurants and shops. I love the small book stores.

          I am been told that DC is a boring town where people go to work and go home, but I find it friendly and I love the people there.

          Quincy IL

          • I'm in Florida says:

            I lived there for 12 years and loved it..but the oldest got married and had a baby so I moved to the south…95 goes both ways–but I get my DC fix about 4x a year. I was so sad when 2nd story books closed–it was on Dupont Circle and one of the best used book stores I have ever been to–Try Tryst for coffee and snacks and Trim for a great hairdo! The Gibson is a hidden “speakeasy” with drinks from the 1920’s. Lastly, ol Ebbitt Grill has the best oysters and they are all half price during happy hour. It is one of the oldest in DC (but now bought by a chain -Clydes).

            • quincyil says:

              I love history. I walked Embassy Row decades ago and the Ambassador of China wanted a photo of me and my children with him.

              I get excited in the Smithsonian. LOL.

              • I'm in Florida says:

                ME TOO!! So much to see and do and so little time!

                • quincyil says:

                  I always have a Thurs. morning coffee and pastry with our US Senators from IL. You call an IL office for the appt. If you want to walk through the White House, you get those reservations from your US Congressman office in your own district.

                  I have talked to Obama on two occassions here in Quincy and two times for the coffee with Sen. Durbin in DC.

                  Everyone can do this.

                  Q

                  • SoutheastVA says:

                    I go to DC a lot for business. Last year my family decided to tag along for a week and the kids loved staying near the Emabassies. More Americans should go and take in the museums and take pride in our national treasures in DC. There are a plenty foreigners visiting. Interestingly, I was able to ride the capitol subway to travel between the House and Senate offices. I got to meet so many Senators and Reps. That was a hoot talking with them as they traveled back and forth on the Hill. Note: this subway is not mass transit so you have to get a special access pass.

                  • eloise says:

                    You talked to “Obama” but you refer to Durbin as “the senator.” Interesting.

            • Adgirl says:

              I love Ebbit Grill. It feels old city, like a place insiders frequent. We have a few places like it in SF, like Tadich’s.

      • SoutheastVA says:

        The West End Bistro is in the Ritz Carlton located in N.W. DC. It would be very expensive to live there. I’m sure Cat doesn’t have that kind of money.

        • quincyil says:

          To live in a Ritz Carlton would be expensive.

          I’m surprised she stayed in DC. She went there because of Charles, her ex husband, but she must have developed friendship with people in that area now.

          She could go anywhere to live. She could come to the prairie. rotlf….

          • SoutheastVA says:

            I could see her in DC. It cosmopolitan enough with loads of Brits about. Also, I think most of the people I’ve met in DC seem to be bright and engaging. It has to be a lot better than living in MD where she stayed with Charles. But, I am impartial since I’m a Virginian:)

            • VAgirl says:

              I’ve been to DC several times for business, too. I stayed at the Watergate once and also in Crystal City. I also remember staying in this small boutique hotel once, too. I loved being able to walk everywhere, too. However, I drove there from SE VA and got lost several times trying to get in and out of DC! Driving is not fun in and around DC.

              • SoutheastVA says:

                The way I learned to drive around DC was to keep track of which directions streets like Constitution and Independence flow and which streets cut across. If I got lost, I’d go around the block and back up to the point where I got off track. Granted it took a couple of years to figure out the layout. I think the DC designer purposely set it up to be confusing in case the British ever came back after burning the place down in 1814.

                • VAgirl says:

                  I remember the first time I drove there, it took me forever to get out of that City to go back home. I remember praying that if I got out of there, I’d never go back. (But I did. Luckily I had some co-workers with me and it was lots more fun then)

            • Queen Butter Bean says:

              Now – I live in Maryland (a transplant from TX transplanted from ID transplanted from SC) and I could NEVER see myself living in Virginia for one reason – THE TRAFFIC! The trek I make up and down 270 is bad enough on a good day, but I’ve had it take me 3-1/2 hours to go 68 miles…ok, ok…it was the Friday beltway, but still….Montgomery County to anywhere in VA is impossible…

              But…the VA restaurants are tons better. Whoever mentioned Clyde’s – I find it hit or miss depending on location and time.

              QBB

              • VAgirl says:

                Agree. I couldn’t see myself living in Northern VA either. Now if I were single (and a lot younger), I could see myself living in DC and walking and using the metro.

                • SoutheastVA says:

                  It’s nice to go visit the hustle and bustle of DC. But my heart is in the Southeast corner of the state. It’s large enough but not too crazy. We have the beach here. And, it’s the where our heroic Seal Team Six reside.

  11. vilzvet says:

    Cat is the real deal!

  12. tweatcyn says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I LOVE CAT OMMANNEY, the supreme Bollocks Barometer. She said to LuAnn nothing but the truth. LuLu is a pretentious backstabbing snake. I do like her clothes though. ; )

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      Ditto tweatcyn…I would love to see Cat AND Bethenny on a few RHONY episodes…wouldn’t that be a blessing from baby Jesus 😛

      Thanks Lynn..I loved the interview .. Cat has always been my favourite of all the housewives

  13. housewifeaddict says:

    Wow. Great interview. Cat really doesn’t hold back – I can only hope she gets booked on WWHL with Jill Zarin.

    Aside from the fact that the US doesn’t have a peerage system, LuAnn seems to forget that the great thing about the US (and Canada) is that we have less defined social classes. Someone from average beginnings (Bill Gates for example) can use their brains and make tons of money – and then get invited to the best social events across the country. We routinely lampoon heiresses of old money like Paris Hilton – and they appear on reality TV – accessible to the masses – just like “normal people” like NeNe, Kim Z, or Alex McCord.

    Money may not buy you class (and ironically LuAnn is the prime example of that), but money and celebrity can pave your way into the best social events of the season.

    LuAnn isn’t fabulous. She no longer has her Count husband. And she’s not a nice person. IMO the only reason she’s still on the show is that she’s such a hypocrite – we enjoy watching her make a fool of herself, and bravo enjoys the ratings. If not for that she’d be boring and dumped like Lisa Wu.

    I would love to see Cat on NY. She’d really call it like she sees it – and both Jill and LuAnn would have to squirm all season.

    • quincyil says:

      We have two campaigns on now: We want to get Bethenny to 500,000 twitter followers and Cat O on RHNYC.

      Here is the campaign letter to Comcast, a group of men sitting in a board room somewhere in non NYC America:

      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.

      I will go to the top with my suggestions, the fans of Bravos Reality Shows. Let’s simply call for an election and vote Cat O into a housewife position in “The Real Housewives of New York City.” If this fails, we fans might go America on the big shots at 30 Rock. That should get their attention.

      If anyone tweets and has not followed Bethenny, please follow her today. Ask your friends to follow her also.

      • I'm in Florida says:

        Love it and so true–and I, too, am over the Top Chefs. No one seems exciting and it is sooooo boring. Thanks for finishing watching it for me. I fell asleep!

  14. plainviewsue says:

    Thanx so much Lynn for the fabulous interview. Cat is the real deal, and I love how she called Louann out on her phoniness!

  15. vilzvet says:

    So glad they’re rerunning Season 4 again…just got reminded again what a disgusting vile piece of crap Jill is. She made that nasty face right to the camera as she slammed Ramona right behind her back at the fashion show.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      I am now on my favorite episodes, “Housewives Overboard” to be followed by Kookoo’s meltdown “Sun, Sand and Psychosis”. I could rewatch these two daily. They crack me up.

  16. Cusi77 says:

    Good morning Lynn! Good morning everyone!

    Watching the “crimes” Bethenny committed against Jill Zarin!lol.

    1.- Bethenny accepted to have her own show, when asked.
    2.- ” ” to appear on TV shows without Jill being invited as well
    3.- ” found a great guy and fell in love
    4.- ” instead of calling Jill 4 times a day told her to have a hobby
    5.- ” sent an Email and flowers to Bawwwwby while having a procedure (Dam! How she dare to not have a crystal ball and know that Bawby had Thyroid cancer and was cut from “ear to ear”, that twit!)
    6.- Bethenny got pregnant
    7.- Bethenny’s dad died (How he dare?)
    8.- Bethenny got married

    Unforgivable! Cut the toxicity from your life Jill Zarin!

    Someone recalls more crimes against JZ?

    • Lavalady says:

      Bethenny had a baby girl instead of a baby boy, and had it on the wrong day.

      • Cusi77 says:

        Good one Lavalady!

        • iceNfire says:

          Hello Everyone – Was trying to remember what is was about Jill that lead here to Lynn’s. I do remember that it was at the same time Jill was giving Alana a hard time @ Amazon. She’s given so many reason to hate….wish I could remember what finally pushed me to find Lynn and all of you…..Anyone remember a specific incident that sent you looking for this blog?

          • Lavalady says:

            Hi iceNfire: I found Lynn’s blog right when Jill announced that Bethenny had a baby boy. Before that I was on the Bravo message boards, but found that site tedious. I think I may have followed a link from there to hub pages, which was where I found Lynn originally. And of course I followed her here to this blog at wordpress.

            • iceNfire says:

              Hi Lavalady – Was just thinking that my hatred for Jill started when she was so rude to Alex and Simon ( and clearly jealous that their 1st book did so well )
              imo…without Bethenny, Jill has become irrelevant and both Luann and Sonja (sp?) want an “I Hate” blog dedicated to them.
              Such sad little people 🙂

          • VAgirl says:

            I can’t remember exactly, but I think I was at work one day googling the RHONY and saw the IHJZ blog on there. It grabbed my attention and the rest is history. I was a long time lurker before I actually posted, and now you can’t shut me up! LOL.

          • quincyil says:

            I remember taking a link to Lynn’s hub page, but I can’t remember where I was when I took it. I would look at Lynn’s blog every once in a while and finally figured out how to sign on to Hubs days before Lynn moved here.

            I had watched the NYC show from day one and I loved Jill Zarin with Bethenny and thought Alex and Simon were pretentious in Season One.

            I think I was in shock during Season Three.

            Lynn and the people here helped me understand what was happening on film and behind the scenes with twitter and the links to articles.

            • Lavalady says:

              I remember watching an OC reunion, not sure which season. And they talked about alot of stuff that was not on the show, mostly Jay P. It was then that I realized there was a whole lot of drama going on behind the scenes. So I investigated anddiscovered a whole new world – blogs about housewives.

            • iceNfire says:

              Hi quincy 🙂

              • quincyil says:

                Hi, iceNfire. Good to see you posting.

                I recently went back to the first posts and saw your name and smiled.

                Q

          • kbinldo says:

            I was super fed up after the show where Bethenny called Jill to try to make amends & Jill put her on speaker & let everyone in the apartment, including Countless, mock her. Then we see Bethenny lean against a car & start crying. Up to that point, I had not been a Bethenny fan, but I really dislike watching someone get bullied. I put “I hate Jill Zarin” in a Google search & voila, found Lynn on Hub Pages. 🙂

            • Jezzibel says:

              That was the same moment for me too, that caused me to seek out a blog with like-minded individuals

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bethenny didn’t let Jill off the hook at the reunion – forgiven yes, forgotten no, future together hell no.

    • Yuck says:

      Bethany’s Twitter followers and Bravo blog comments were approximately 100x Jill’s twitter followers and Bravo blog comments. Jill cannot stand it when the data doesn’t go her way.

  17. WHHYYYY says:

    Why didn’t you ask about how Lu told Cat she did the greeting for the Queen wrong? Ugh, so aggravating. At least tvtime101 caught it, but woulf of loved to heard her take. WTF is Cat on twitter?

  18. LynnNChicago says:

    This post was updated with the Top Chef blog! Enjoy!

    Q

  19. WHHYYYY says:

    Why didn’t you ask about how Lu told Cat she did the greeting for the Queen wrong? Cat was actually right! Ugh, so aggravating. At least tvtime101 caught it, but woulf of loved to heard her take. WTF is Cat on twitter?

  20. WHHYYYY says:

    I don’t mean to sound rude either lol. Just can’t believe no one is talking about it. Did cat leave twitter?

  21. WHHYYYY says:

    Did thid conmment post? If so, so sorry to re-post. Why didn’t you ask about how Lu told Cat she did the greeting for the Queen wrong? Cat was actually right! Ugh, so aggravating. At least tvtime101 caught it, but woulf of loved to heard her take. WTF is Cat on twitter?

  22. GoldenK9 says:

    Luann is an idiot, don’t we all know that? I think that’s why Andy had her on WWHL. It’s not like she was on Meet The Press talking about serious issues. I take her with a grain of salt. It was uncomfortable to watch her and Cat, I wish Cat would have made it more funny…which would have been easy to do w/Luann and all her ignorant comments. Too young to kiss Harry?? Hilarious! She is way older than her (ugly) bf David Schwimmer wanna be. So many oportunities for Cat to slam her, I only wish she would have been funny about it and not so mean. It made her look jealous, which I know she is not. Too bad Bethenney wasn’t on w/Luann…she would have put her in her place fo sho!

  23. Yuck says:

    Maybe Bravo will read this… I wasn’t a huge Cat fan on DC. Now I see why! The woman wasn’t adequately matched by a single person on DC. Her interactions with the Salahi’s just looked like sending a SWAT team after a crazy, homeless person. Thee Salahi’s were just so pathetic- their “downfall” was so inevitable and Cat’s actions just seemed like overkill. Now, if Bravo will unleash Cat on Jill and LuAnn (and, now, Sonja!) I would abso-bloody-lutely watch every single minute. Cat’s inability to ignore BS matched against LuAnn’s awesomely huge hubris and Jill’s complete denial of any reality but her own. And, I would love a good old-fashioned shit-disturber on that show. Please? Pretty Please?

  24. WHHYYYY says:

    I said it once, I’ll say it again. In S1 LuMan(he he I see ppl calling her that and I love it) told B she wanted her friend,( who gave them a free ride in his limo) to address her as, Mrs. D or Countess? Remember that? As I always said,Respect can’t be forced. If people respect LuMan then they’ll address her by Countess or Ms. Lynn, I saw you tweeted a while back a picture of LuMan’s ex, then one of Bernie Madoff. Can you post it here?

  25. WHHYYYY says:

    As I said it once, I’ll say it again. In S1 LuMan(he he I see ppl calling her that and I love it) told B she wanted her friend,( who gave them a free ride in his limo) to address her as, Mrs. D or Countess? Remember that? As I always said,Respect can’t be forced. If people respect LuMan then they’ll address her by Countess or Ms. Lynn, I saw you tweeted a while back a picture of LuMan’s ex, then one of Bernie Madoff. Can you post it here?

    • nathania says:

      It’s disgusting she wants hired help and service workers to address her as Countess. I would say ‘ this is america, I will only agree to do so if you address me as her majesty the queen’.

      What kills me is that she is doing this to people that she KNOWS can get in trouble and possibly lose their jobs if they do not comply. She is EVIL. She and Jill are practically the same person.

      • kotagirl29 says:

        Well then I want to be called Lady because we have traced back to Sir Francis Drake on my Mom’s side, however many great uncles that would be and direct lineage to a Laird of the Davidson clan on my Dad’s. So now I’m Lady Kotagirl damnit!

  26. WHHYYYY says:

    If any one is interested, here are great links on the whole Salahi sega. They are long, but you see a lot of stuff behind the scenes from Bravo, MORE LIES they were caught in. Then the lisa bloom, the one who threatens civil action if anyone says they crashed party, you see her not talking so nice about the Salahi’s. ,http://bit.ly/jYpVSZ http://bit.ly/k2i226 http://bit.ly/l3EMkj http://bit.ly/kktyqc http://bit.ly/khk0kw http://bit.ly/jYpVSZ

  27. WHHYYYY says:

    -As I said it once, I’ll say it again. In S1 LuMan(he he I see ppl calling her that and I love it) told B she wanted her friend,( who gave them a free ride in his limo) to address her as, Mrs. D or Countess? Remember that? As I always said,Respect can’t be forced. If people respect LuMan then they’ll address her by Countess or Ms. Lynn, I saw you tweeted a while back a picture of LuMan’s ex, then one of Bernie Madoff. Can you post it here?

  28. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thanks for the Top Chef recap. I can not watch these judges – too whinny, too inconsistent and sorry to say it – Curtis just isn’t Tom and can’t seem to bring that group to consensus!

  29. WWHHYYY says:

    If this already posted, sorry for the dups If any one is interested, here are great links on the whole Salahi sega. They are long, but you see a lot of stuff behind the scenes from Bravo, MORE LIES they were caught in. Then the lisa bloom, the one who threatens civil action if anyone says they crashed party, you see her not talking so nice about the Salahi’s. Links on next comment.

  30. cabbie413 says:

    i tweeted the article to cat and #rhony – hopefully more ppl will see it besides the “regulars”

  31. WWHHYYY says:

    http://bit.ly/ijApdj for some reason its not posting. But, when you get there on you tube, the next 5 parts will automaticly play.

  32. VAgirl says:

    I tuned into Top Chef Masters last night and after about 30 seconds, had to tune out. I just can’t watch it. I am Top Chef’d out. They should space all the Top Chef shows apart so we can anticipate the coming season. Off topic, I actually watched an episode of Taboo on National Geographic Channel. It was about people who go to extreme lengths to change their appearance. The segment I watched was about a 5′ 3″ tall young lady in Siberia who actually went through surgery to have her legs broken and months of having a metal extender on her legs just so she could be 1″ taller. I kid you not. She said it would make her more beautiful because tall people are more attractive. According to the surgeon, she was not the only person having this surgery. Can you imagine going through all that (risk of infection, amputation, pain, money) just to be one inch taller?

    • Yuck says:

      I have to agree on being Top Chef’d out. For me, I have to give Masters a miss. These are serious chefs and everyone is excellent- putting them through the rigors of Top Chef just seems kind of ridiculous. It becomes less of a meritocracy (which is why I so dearly love Top Chef) and more of a game of chance- who gets the luck of the draw, who is stupidly fast, who doesn’t make a mistake under the show’s extreme conditions. I’ll watch the challenge shows because I like re-visiting old competitors and regular old Top Chef (it just seems fairer to make the nobodies jump through hoops for the money and notoriety).

    • kotagirl29 says:

      I like “Top Chef”, but have never cared for “Top Chef Masters”. I have not watched any episodes of any season of masters. I just find it dull.

  33. WindyCityWondering says:

    Beyond whinny judges, the not getting to see these established professional chefs show us what makes them who they are is annoying! The whole under a dollar/fast food episode was a hugh waste of their talent. The chef show format Bravo is using is wrong for these chefs.

    • Mookies1mom says:

      Where is Gail Greene? (Is that her name?) The judges are just boring. I have not been impressed with them this season. Although, I will take Curtis over Kelly what’s her name. But it seems they are really dragging the bottom of the bowl for ideas for these chefs to do. I mean the poor guy last night was sent home because his dish wasn’t pretty and seemed to be a bunch of stuff thrown in the box. Guess that’s what happens when you don’t tell them it’s going to be fast food until they get there.

  34. HD says:

    I just called the Hair and Spa place. Vicki will be there at 1. She said they expect a moderate crowd.

    Here’s is my issue. Do you think she will have books there? I feel kind of stupid to walk in without a book or should I try to find a book store on the way?

    • VAgirl says:

      HD. I’m not sure but if they are calling it a book signing, you would think they would have books for sale there. Maybe the spa could tell you so you wouldn’t have to waste your time stopping beforehand.

      • HD says:

        I called and asked the woman and she said she was not sure if she would have books.

        I will try to find a store to stop at on the way since it is near the mall. Maybe they have her book. So I am on my way. I will give a report when I get back.

    • quincyil says:

      She self published and I bet she brings her own books as she wants to sell them. Go there with a piece of nice paper in case so you can get her autograph if they don’t have books, but my educated guess is there will be books for sale there.

      Q

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Pick up the book ahead of time so you can get right into the signing line. Have fun!

  35. tuxido joe says:

    I am disappointed that the producers of Top Chef Masters make these highly- regarded, very talented chefs suffer the indignities of some of their challenges, for instance the fast food/drive thru thing. Why would anyone think challenges like that are fun to watch? Last night’s episode of Top Chef Masters was a BORE, I was embarrassed for the chefs, and it made me a little angry, and wonderful food wasn’t made. And, by the way, who is that pudgy punk kid critic with the god-like attitude? I want to see a cooking competition, not a competition to trip up excellent chefs.

    • VAgirl says:

      ITA. Even the older format where they gave “points” was better than this.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Exactly! This format does nothing for the chefs – Bravo cherry picked parts of their chef series and IMO it is failing.

  36. JackholeDiary says:

    Lulu fake? Yes! she is full of BOLLOCKS!! The “countless” can’t even quote the de Lessepe scam on the title correctly.. The scam is that Ferdinand de Lesseps put in his will that he wanted his linage to use the count title (first sons) that according …to the little story in his will (PS he had a lot of room in his will for BS since he only had a cup and a couple of statues to disperse of) So anyway he gives this big BS story in his will about his father paying Napoleon’s bills for the soldiers in Corfu.. Funny Napoleon I has plenty of money, soldiers and supplies going to Corfu and doesn’t mention the little civil servant de Lessepes at all in his letters … humm.. anyway so the other nail in the SCAM coffin is the grave marker for the elder supposed “count” does not have a mention of this honor even though it has a lesser honor mentioned… AND the records for nobility titles under Napoleon are listed and NO de Lessepes not to mention those titles are not even seen as relevant to royalty since they were given out for loyalty to help Napoleon have a way to squeeze out the royal line in the countries he occupied..

    http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20E13F8395515738DDDAF0A94DA415B8485F0D3

    http://books.google.com/books?id=RIdOAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA298&lpg=PA298&dq=General+donzelot&source=bl&ots=C6ZKsQVuCf&sig=e6onY9gJPp9lEhL8tedTIFOWWqE&hl=en&ei=NUG7TbvwFsmXtwfn_JDPBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=General%20donzelot&f=false

    NO record of any Count given to de Lessops http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Accueil.htm

    Here is the “supposed” count’s grave marker his honors and job are there but do you see anything about a COUNT given by Napoleon I in 1815??? Nope me neither! http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Carthage,_tombe_de_Mathieu_Maximilien_Prosper_de_Lesseps.JPG

  37. AZ Girl says:

    Thanks for the great Cat O interview. Love Cat. She is just what the NY housewives need. Top chef was really boring. OT. Yesterday the humidity in AZ was at a historic low. 2% humidity. No wonder I am going through a stick chapstick in a day.

  38. nancy says:

    Here goes: Stepping up to the mike pulling up a box to stand on. ” Last nite my hubby and I had a drink in honor of bin Laden: It was called ” Two shots with a splash of water” Yeah, O.K. not my joke. Heard it yesterday. Funny part is I told my two sons. Youngest is 20, in collage full time plus works. A real naive person. He did not get the joke. Oldest and of coarse the most worldliest person on earth. According to him. Laughed really hard and said good one mom. I never tell jokes as I always get them mixed up. Anyway, go have a drink on me. LOL

  39. cabbie413 says:

    “scary island” episode is about to come on Bravo now – woo hoo! Bring the Krazy!!

    someone posted this on bravo boards lol
    check out #turtletime http://boards.bravotv.com/index.php?showtopic=177391&st=0&p=1115144&#entry1115144

  40. Tara F says:

    Cat bores me. Seriously, there’s a reason Housewives of DC got cancelled – it was BORING. Even Cat’s “drama” was self-indulgent and awkward. Blech. Luann may be a beeyach on wheels, but at least she makes good TV!

    But, the Top Chef recap was right on the money! Danyelle sucks and the show isn’t keeping me interested the same way regular Top Chef does. I think it’s something about playing for charity — like it doesn’t raise the stakes enough for the chefs, and when they go home, it’s no sweat off their back. Needs more drama. I think the old format may have worked better for the Master’s – even though I didn’t love it initially.

  41. WindyCityWondering says:

    Jill deserves everything she gets this season from the other wives and from Bravo. Watching her machinations during Season 3 just really astounds me – she thinks she is a nice person? a victim? misunderstood? IHJZ!

  42. Lavalady says:

    What is it with Kelly and not getting normal conversations: Scary Island just started.

    Sonja: Bethenny, you should take the bigger room because you’re pregnant.
    Bethenny: I don’t want to play the pregnancy card, I’ll sleep anywhere.
    Kelly: Pregnancy’s not a card; it’s a reality.

    Ramona: Jill is going to be eating crow when she hears about how nice this yacht is.
    Kelly: Eating crow, that’s awlful; don’t say that.

    And we all know the stomping grapes comment is coming soon.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kelly didn’t eat her lunch, drank beer, had a self imposed time out and picked at the fruit salad…..

  43. quincyil says:

    Someone sent this to me and it’s interesting.

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/113697311/Getty-Images-Entertainment

    The photo is of Luann with Alex and Luann is holding the dress that Alex wore when she was kicked out of Sonja’s house. It seems this was a donation by Alex to the Henry Buhl Charity that we saw in Season Three with the Cocktails and Couture Event where Luann admonished Alex for delivering the message to Jill about Bethenny.

    The date on the photograph is May 4, 2011.

    Now, we know where Alex and Simon were last night. They were at an ACE fundraiser in NYC.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      And oddly enough, Jill sells her old threads online…

      • quincyil says:

        Sends them to Linda’s Stuff to be sold at top dollar on Ebay.

        Terry Aley had a blog on Jill’s scuffed old heels that was really funny.

  44. cabbie413 says:

    eww cort is disgusting eww “Countess”.. eww!

  45. cabbie413 says:

    she really scrapes the bottom of the barrel when it comes to men and their “appeal”

  46. California35 says:

    Hi everyone,

    I just had my fajitas for lunch and thought to check back in here. Happy 5 De Mayo to all those who celebrate or know what that is 😛

    I just read that Bethenny is in California — what I want to know is WHERE?? 🙂 Ellen mentioned something and then Bethenny did too, so it is clear that she is here. hhmm she might be recording something with Ellen, since she asked her followers to write her questions for Bethenny.

    It just hit me that it is Thursday so tonight is NYHW night. Bravo is asking if Alex should forgive Jill already..it is funny to see people saying no. We will see tonight, and even if only for the sake of the show, Alex might just say yes. Either way, I hope they keep their distance.

  47. lovemamaearth says:

    Are they showing that season more often than usual? It must be making Jill groan every time.

    OT but is anyone watching Real World this season? Last night’s episode was an interesting follow up to last week’s.

    And I saw part of Mob Wives. Why do they live in such nice homes? They should be working at Walmart and living on min wage. JMHO

    • cabbie413 says:

      i’ve been watching the real world – i think all the kids are incredibly immature for their age.. i mean seriously..some of the things they do make me say “umm seriously?!” Unprotected sex with random people – doing porn on the internet and then going on a reality show and thinking it would never get out?! In today’s super-media environment..really? oh and Dustin says he never had sex with other men, but I think that’s a lie according to survivorsucks dot com’s forum (with links – someone copied stuff before it was pulled from the web). Also Dustin acts like he and (i forget her name) are in a serious relationship for YEARS.. but keep in mind they only met like 4-5 weeks prior to Cooke’s intro into the show..so i dont understand his need to be so serious with her. Nany is cute but a total idiot! She’ll get places because of her looks but she has nothing going on upstairs..same with the other girl (forgot her name too)

      I do like Leroy and Mike’s (?) relationship – they are the odd couple but they are like brothers..its great

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Heather and Naomi I think are the women. I agree about immaturity. Cooke came in with such an arrogance that I didn’t blame the women for not being friendly with her.

        Did you see Nany on the aftershow last week where Adam said he’d get her and she saw what a jerk he was. He pretended to be all apologetic.

        I wonder about the ethics of MTV to put them in places like LV.

        • cabbie413 says:

          I actually thought cooke came in open minded and fun, but by then everyone has established their “pairs” and were not open to a new person – all except Mike and Leroy..and honestly I think they both liked her (for more than a friend) when she came in, yet they remained open and friendly nonetheless. The girls saw her as a threat from the start – and they showed their asses.

          I actually like Cooke – I thought she was cool! 🙂

          • lovemamaearth says:

            I think she came in liking the guys. Natural I guess. She’s flip flopped on Dustin, liked him, found out about the porn things and didn’t like him (laughed at Heather) and now likes him again. I can’t say I dislike any of them. Adam is gone thankfully. He probably needs some of Kelly’s meds.

            I’m glad they showed the pg & STD scare.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      I watch the Real World. I also found it interesting. It certainly shows the stygma that some associate with homosexual male sex while applauded homosexual female sex. I also liked that they showed two stupid kids and the scare they had for engaging in unprotected sex. Mob Wives is also a show that I really like. I have mixed emotions about the show. I understand that what the husbands did was wrong, but having lived (unknowingly) with a criminal I don’t think it is fair to paint the families with the same brush. Some of these women do not KNOW what their husbands/fathers do, they might have an inkling, but they don’t know.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        True about the condemnation of gay men but whoooo hooo at the women kissing. At least Heather saw the hypocritical thinking verses her actions.

        Mike is smart but so immature and judgmental. But they’re all judgmental. Even (or especially?) Dustin.

      • cabbie413 says:

        I found that dynamic (f-f vs m-m) interesting as well. However, I dont think their disdain for Dustin has to do with the gay porn..but the fact that it IS porn and he was having sex with this girl yet never thought to disclose the fact that he was into porn, let alone gay porn. Honestly, most women who know that a guy is into OTHER GUYS wouldn’t want to be bothered with him, because in their mind..or at least in mine.. he’s gay. Why invest yourself in someone who could possibly be gay, when you’re not!

        Dustin acts like it wasn’t a big deal to do this webcam stuff and gay porn..who would think that this ISN’T a big deal? I think it just was like a brick in the face of ***** (whatever her name is) to wake her up and make her realize..hey.. I really DON’T know the person I’ve been sharing my bed with these past 4 weeks. (and I’m still shocked by how serious they are after 4 weeks – but i think it may have to do with the fact that they live together on top of the romantic interests)

        • lovemamaearth says:

          Oh yes about Dustin’s denial of his pimp!! OMG at letting that pig off the hook. They sure know which kids to go after and manipulate.

          • cabbie413 says:

            hey love, here’s a link o the forum
            survivorsucks(dot)yuku(dot)com and look for “dustin rides boys not cars” or something like that as thename of the thread

            if i post the actual link, it puts the post to await moderation, so i did it that way

    • vilzvet says:

      Yes things that make you go hmmmm, how on earth is the income happening if the men have been locked up for years…

  48. kotagirl29 says:

    Thank you for the interview with Cat. Anyone who calls someone out for their BS is okay in my book. LuMann is a pretentious twit and I wish she would disappear. I can’t stand all the dahhhling crap. It got old the first season. I would rather see her celebrate her Native American heritage, minus the hubcap necklaces, than hear about her ex-husbands title. Shill, LuMann, and Doorstop can all take a long walk off a short pier as far as I’m concerned.

  49. Jill’s latest tweet:

    Jillzarin: Leaving Oprah for airport. What a show. They even announced I was in audience and answered questions. Bye! Muah! http://twitpic.com/4tt6vc

    • California35 says:

      WHAT!!!??? ugh!! she is going to brag and glow about this for years!

    • VAgirl says:

      Ugh. She sounds like an adolescent who went to a Justin Bieber concert and Justin looked directly at her or something. Please, people, don’t make her self-importance any worse than it is by acknowledging her like that. I wonder if this was just while the audience was together or if any of this made it on camera. I hope not.

      • I’m going to assume that Jill didn’t meet Oprah because if she did, we would never hear the end of it. I think Oprah’s staff are Real Housewives fans and they rolled out the red carpet for Jill, their second choice. Their first choice was Bethenny. Linday is one of Oprah’s producers and she tweeted Bethenny this back in March:

        lindsayfern @Bethenny we hear you will be in chicago this week. come visit us at harpo … you’ve got some big fans here!
        9:27 AM Mar 29th via web

        Bethenny @lindsayfern thank you!I’m meeting some of your girls!
        10:27 AM Mar 29th via ÜberSocial in reply to lindsayfern

        http://twitter.com/lindsayfern

    • quincyil says:

      I would hope that Oprah’s last show was about Oprah.

      I bet one of the few people there to feel this was about Jill Zarin was Jill Zarin.

    • cabbie413 says:

      Jill overexaggerates things. I’m sure none of her Q&A session will make the airwaves. I’m also sure she brought her sister as a prop just to solidify her “celebrity” as if to notify the producers that there are 2 celebrities in the studio *pay attention to us – over here over here! me me me!*

      Jill has a 13 year old school girl mentality, and it shows. She is a joke. If she wants to run with the big dogs she can’t be starstruck at every celebrity she encounters. It makes people think that “she’s socializing {at places} that are so above her” *smirk*

      • California35 says:

        lol is in that funny? she tells others that they are beneth her, but then she acts all starstruck at those who are above her. All the the while braging as if they are equals.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        ==Jill has a 13 year old school girl mentality, =

        Both she and Kelly seem stuck around that age. If they did the therapist sessions like B is, and childhood trauma came out, we’d probably be more understanding of their $hitty behavior.

    • error404 says:

      I wouldn’t wear that outfit to run to the store for milk! And I’m a nobody! LOL

      • VAgirl says:

        I know she looks like a candidate for What Not To Wear. What does it say on the front of her shirt?

        • Zoey says:

          It might be one of those tacky ‘Mazel’ T-shirts that Andy gives away. Maybe Bravo made her wear it, ha.

    • Queen Butter Bean says:

      It almost looks like a picture of Bethenny in Jill’s photo in front of Harpo Studios.

      BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!

  50. HD says:

    WOO-HOO and yes, Vicki did say WHO-HOO when I met her!

    • HD says:

      I am gonna give details once I download the picture I took.

    • quincyil says:

      You have to give a description of your visit when you have time. I am dying to hear about your adventure.

      Q

    • VAgirl says:

      Yay another real housewife meet and greet with a IHJZ club member! Did you get a picture, did ya?

      • SoutheastVA says:

        I met Anthony Bourdain and have a picture! Oh, he’s not a HW.

        • VAgirl says:

          Hey he’s cool, too! You should send it to Lynn so she can post it in her picture hall of fame.

          • SoutheastVA says:

            How?

            • VAgirl says:

              Is it a digital picture or one that can be uploaded onto your computer? If not I guess the only other way would be to scan it and send it to her but the quality wouln’t be that great. I’m not that IT saavy. Anyone here have any ideas?

        • Mookies1mom says:

          Is he as cool in person as he appears to be on his show?

          • SoutheastVA says:

            He was very cool albeit brief. I went to one of his shows at George Washington University. I wanted him to sign my book which he did. I told him about this cold gelatinous pork dish I dared myself to eat while in Germany recently. He knew the dish I was talking about and was impressed that I ate. Of course, he loves it. He let anyone who wanted to take a picture with him while he was signing do so. He was funny & down to earth. He even went to Ben’s Chili Bowl on this particular visit to DC.

    • California35 says:

      yay! very cool – I would love to hear about it… 🙂

  51. cabbie413 says:

    kelly’s big purple dress is horrible..is that a dress or lingerie??

    anyone else watching season 3 scary island that’s on now?

    anyone catch Bethenny comment to Alex saying she looks like a 50s pinup girl (model) ..and now Alex is modeling.. foreshadowing!! *like a Nancy Drew novel!*

    • Nancy says:

      cabbie413,
      Yes I’m watching…
      GO TO SLEEP, GO TO SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I would love to run a blood panel on Kelly (which obviously includes a drug screen) Bethenny’s blood pressure was probably going through the roof during that dinner. I bet Kelly is on Haldol now. Her affect is 100% different from last season.

      • cabbie413 says:

        I REALLY wish one o the housewives would just SPILL EVERYTHIGN that happened on that island!!! What do they have to lose? At this point it’s clear that Luann, Kelly and Jill are definitely opposed to Alex Bethenny and Ramona.. I’m not really sure where Sonya fits in, but I’d probably go with the Ramona side. I wish one of them would snap on the reunion and spill everything that went on at the island and discuss how JKL went on about the season as if NONE of it ever happened.

        • nathania says:

          My sense is that Kelly has threatened legal action against anyone who uses terminology that might sound like they are offering a medical opinion. I think Ramona has said that Kelly ‘lost her mind’ but I think that something like a ‘cease and desist’ has gone out, otherwise the silence makes ZERO sense. I mean, it was already stated by a couple of the women that Bravo put security at the doors of the women to protect them that night and then Kelly was escorted away.

  52. HD says:

    Thank you so much to VAGirl and Butterisfruit for giving me the head’s up about Vicki being in town for Derby. I missed her at the Barnes and Noble but I was about to catch her today at a very ritzy salon called 5th Avenue Salon & Spa. When I walked in you had to buy a gift certificate for the book which came with some spa products. There was a very pretty blond woman in the waiting area and the person working the desk. The blond woman was on her phone and I started talking to the worker telling her that I have watched OC since season one and I really liked Vicki, etc. I said, “is she over in the spa area.” The worker said, “she is getting her nails done now.” BUMMER! Lo and behold the blond lady overheard everything I said and she was Vicki’s friend, she said, “hold on, do you want to meet her?” I said, “YES!” They went and got my book and took me back to the manicure area. Vicki had her friends in there and she was the only one getting her nails done. Her friend must have told her how excited I was and how long I watched the show. When I walked in she said WHO-HOO! I said, “WHO-HOO!” We laughed. Then she said, “you are so sweet. You have watched for a long time.” I said, “I’ve watched since Laurie worked in your house. ” She was shocked I had watched so long. Her voice was VERY SOFT (unbelievable, right?!) and she looks at least 15 lbs LIGHTER than on TV. I promise. She had on a beautiful white dress and peach shoes.

    She asked my name to sign my book and spelled it out to make sure it was right. She wrote, “Happy Derby Week, Love, Vicki xoxoxo” I told her my daughter’s name was Brianna as well and that I went to the same college as her son. She said, “did you graduate? That’s what is important.” I said, “yes, I did.” She smiled. She said, “please read the book. I think you will find you and I have a lot in common.”

    She got up from her manicure and gave me a hug and said, “this Sunday’s episode is a tear jerker. Have your tissue ready. I don’t know how my life became such a mess.” I said, “keep your head up! It’s gonna be okay.” She smiled and said, “you are really sweet and thanks for coming.”

    That’s about it. It was crazy to see Vicki but I enjoyed it. I finally met a housewife. Never thought that would happen in a million years.

    • VAgirl says:

      Oh I am so happy for you HD. You didn’t just get a meet and greet. You actually got special treatment. It was meant to happen that you didn’t go to the Barnes and Noble thing last night and saw her today instead. WOO HOO!

      • Nancy says:

        I might be alone in this but I’ve always liked Vicki. Sure she is a pain but I think deep down she really cares about the people in her life. It’s sad that Don will be leaving. Now thats a great guy.
        I’m so glad you had a great time.

        • VAgirl says:

          OMG Nancy, we agree on something. Yay. I’ve always liked Vicki too. She’s controlling and I don’t know why she’s friendzies with Trampra, but I don’t dislike her. This season I think I have liked her less than in the past. Of course we only know what we see on TV. For some reason I have a feeling that Donn isn’t the perfect guy everyone makes him out to be, but who is? I like Donn, too.

          • Nancy says:

            VAgirl,
            Why do you say that about Don? I can’t believe Don had any “warm & fuzzy” left from that marriage. Re: your dogs…is it easier having 2 at the same time, or is it more “work”. I’ve only had one and she is the love of my life. It would kill her if I brought another one into the “family”. She gets hurt if I pet one of my cats in front of her.

            • Nancy says:

              VAgirl,
              I forgot about something. I hate the way Michael (Vicki’s son) treats her. He is mean and rude to her. That used to make me sad for Vicki. Agree?

              • VAgirl says:

                I think he was trying his best to get out on his own and out from under her control. She seemed to smother both her kids. I mean, what mom shows up at her son’s college as a surprise? I think it shocked him – like “I went half way across the country and I still can’t get away from her.” Now they seem OK and he works for her so they must get along. I actually thought Jeanna’s sons treated her worse. I think they saw their father do it and thought it was OK.

            • VAgirl says:

              I think it’s easier and this is why. I had the one dog and he was getting lazy and fat and after I retired, he was always in my lap and always wanted my attention. He got really clingy. Now that I have the other, younger one, it has made the older one be more active and energetic. They are both outside right now barking at the neighbor’s boy playing ball. I think it has made my older dog happier to have a playmate, even if the younger one does sometimes get on his nerves. The older one can make it known and the younger one will back off. And it gives me some me time when they occupy each other. The only drawback is they make me part of their doggy sandwich at night in my bed. One on each side and I think they have a contest to see which one can get the closest! Plus, and I hate to say this, if the older dog leaves this earth someday, which he will, then I’ll still have a furry someone to love. Sometimes it doesn’t work out that way though.

            • kotagirl29 says:

              I have FOUR dogs who were all rescues. They all acted like I had betrayed them whenever I brought a new one home, but after a few weeks they were all in the pack. For me it isn’t any more work for one, two, three, or four. I live in the middle of the sticks so I can just open the door and let them run. It does get annoying when one starts barking at something because the rest have to join in. They also get a bit of pack mentality going sometimes, let a squirrel, or any other critter, come into the yard and they take off after it as one. But they also protect each other and play together.

              • Nancy says:

                My only dog is 17yrs old now so afters she’s gone (gasp) I’m thinking of getting 2 right from the start. When I brought home 2 cats thought they became a pack with my dog right away. It’s very charming to watch them as they are all the same size and sleep together (in our bed mind you). It is rather crazy because my husband and I are always fighting for bed space but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

                • kotagirl29 says:

                  I had a kitten that thought he was a dog until I brought another cat home from the pound. He used to play with the dog all the time and them boom, he couldn’t be bothered.

                • kotagirl29 says:

                  My first pet after leaving home was a pound-puppy I adopted. She was my best friend and it killed me when her arthritis got to the point where she was in constant pain and could hardly move. I had the vet come to the house and she died in my arms (not easy at 120 lbs.), but I wouldn’t have done it any other way. One of my dogs is 14 and she is starting to get a little loopy in her old age. She is a big dog so I have been preparing myself for the “day” for about 6 months now.

                  • Lavalady says:

                    Does anyone know what breed of dog cookie is? I thought I heard Bethenny say she was from Tibet. So I’m thinking Tibetian Terrier? Which is the type of dog I have. But mine is black and tan, so IDK.

    • California35 says:

      WOW – you got to meet her, meet her…This was more than I expected. It was nice of her friend to take you to her and of her to spend that time with you. It is nice to hear positive experiences with people, and this one is one of them. Hey! I might just watch Sunday because of this.

      • Lavalady says:

        Oh HD, that is a great story. Who knew Vicki could be so nice and accomodating. I love that you are so excited about it too!
        Good for you for taking the time to do this. We all appreciate your efforts, I’m sure.

    • quincyil says:

      We are all happy for you HD. I am going to watch Vicki’s episode. She must have a problem with Don.

    • klmh says:

      Great story HD. Im so glad you had a great time.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Pretty neat HD. I’m glad she was nice and personable. I’m sure there is a lot more to her than what we seen on TV.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Too cool HD!

      • Golden Girl says:

        Awesome HD! I have always liked Vicki too I don’t really blame her for feeling like the shows not the same or fun anymore because it’s not. I loved OC when it was the original cast and it showed them with their families and having fun together. If you threw me on the show with the new cast I would probably nasty too.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      What a fun story.

      Did Vicki’s son graduate from college?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sounds like an amazing adventure in HWland! Now you have to read Vicki’s book and do a review (at your leisure of course).

      • VAgirl says:

        I wasn’t even aware she had a book until I saw the info about her book signing. I like to read so I might just get it myself. What is the title? Anyone know?

        • kotagirl29 says:

          I think it is title “More Than a Housewife”.

          • HD says:

            Thanks, everyone. I was surprised at how laid back she was. I was not really that interested in reading her book before but I will now and I will give my “review” of it.

    • Zoey says:

      Cool encounter! Thanks for sharing. You represented the Lynn-fam well!!!

    • nathania says:

      it’s so cool that last paragraph, “I can’t believe I met a housewife!”

      I have to give Andy credit where it’s due that these shows are making it so special to meet women more or less like ourselves. I mean, he has taken ordinary women who are not models or young by any means and elevated them to celebrity status. And with all her faults Vicky is very ambitious and she flaunts her non-size 6 body very proudly.

  53. VAgirl says:

    Not watching Season 3 again. Just gave my two dogs a bath. I am exhausted. My Chi-Poo likes it. My mutt, not so much. Like trying to bathe a squirming eel.

    • California35 says:

      lol two dogs! ouch, it is hard enought giving one a bath…I have one…I would think she is used to it by now, but the only diference now is that she doesn’t try to leave the tab. She is very happy once I am done though 🙂

      • VAgirl says:

        Well it must make them feel so much better because they both ran around and chased each other for about 30 minutes before settling down for their afternoon naps – LOL!

        • California35 says:

          Mine does that also, exept she wants me to do the chasing since there is no second dog lol. I wonder if it is because they feel free again or because they think they will dry faster that way lol

          • VAgirl says:

            What kind of dog is she?

            • California35 says:

              a mutt 😛

              Her mom is a king charles spanial, but don’t know what the dad is/was. She is a small dog with a chichuahua like profile and a papillon tail. I must post a picture some time.
              What are yours?

              • VAgirl says:

                One is a chihuahua poodle mix (looks like a little black poodle, but has the chihuahua personality) and one is a mutt from the pound. He looks like a fox so he must have some pomeranian in him. They are both boys. The Chi-poo is 4 and the Heinz 57 is 9 months.

                • California35 says:

                  aw they sound adorable 🙂

                  • VAgirl says:

                    Isn’t the King Charles Spaniel the kind of dog Charlotte had on Sex and the City? They are cute.

                    • California35 says:

                      Yes! and someone here has one – I have seen the pictures in our family pictures 🙂 that is what her mom is…but she might have been mixed also and she was a one color no brown spots.

  54. California35 says:

    Bethenny Frankel
    “Taping The Ellen DeGeneres Show, it will air on Monday! This woman is SOOO much fun!”

    • VAgirl says:

      Can’t wait. I like B and Ellen.

      • California35 says:

        She will be on on Monday…she will be answering questions from the fans not just from Ellen.
        🙂 I am setting my dvr tonight.

  55. Nancy says:

    OMG I’m just minutes away from…”Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii, Suprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!” aka The Fog Horn. Bravo must really hate Jill. How many times are they going to re-run season 3?
    This is the best Prozac on earth.

    • Okie Folkie says:

      I just wish they would’ve also shown the Reunion episodes, too. Instead of beginning with the 1st show of Season 4.

      Lynn, very good interview with Cat O!

  56. quincyil says:

    More information on the dress worn by Alex:

    http://www.sunherald.com/2011/05/05/3086155/real-housewives-drama-dress-ends.html

    Alex did donate it to ACE, a charity to help those in need finds ways to help themselves. Here is a part of the article:

    “Alex stunned the crowd by producing the now famous “S&M” dress that took center stage during a confrontation between her and Sonja Morgan in episode 2 of the current series. To the delight of everyone, LuAnn and Alex posed for pictures with the racy frock before it was whisked away by the thrilled shop manager. Kelly Bensimon was also on hand to show her support.

    Says Alex: “I love this dress by Walter, and it certainly got my castmates and the viewers talking. Who would have thought a simple black dress in New York City would create so much excitement? I’ve now worn it on TV twice as well as a red carpet, so it’s time to donate it and let someone else start her own conversation. Simon and I love supporting Henry and ACE, and that LuAnn was there hosting the event was the icing on the cake…or the detail on the dress!”

    Way to go Alex! I wish Jill would come up with a cool dress to donate to ACE soon!

    Q

    • quincyil says:

      http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/113697311/Getty-Images-Entertainment

      This is the photo from the event yesterday. Luann hosted it and she had to be nice. Well, she smiles in the photograph. I guess she doesn’t have to be nice.

      ROTFL…

      Q

      • VAgirl says:

        Luann looks kinda like she’s gritting her teeth and muttering “hurry up and get the picture please” and Alex looks like “Ha Ha, you have to hold that dress you can’t stand and take a picture with me, you snake!”

    • AZ Girl says:

      Alex is classly.

      • nathania says:

        I know, how can they look at a photo like that and not understand why Alex is getting modeling gigs. That isn’t even a posed photo and Alex looks stunning. Just beautiful. and what is amazing is, she’s a mom in her late thirties. It never ceases to amaze me she can look so avant garde, especially since she is so far from trying to put on ‘airs’ of any kind in real life. She is about the most ‘real’ person on this franchise. And yet she looks like she might be a dominatrix from Berlin in some of her photos. Or a consort in a harem in Dubai. You just never know. Simon sees this in her, like he said, he’s glad the rest of the world sees it too.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      I love how kind Alex seems. Genuine.

      • quincyil says:

        Luann can smile and give a dig at the same time. Bethenny said she was a snake. I guess that is because snakes hide in the grass and then all of a sudden attack.

        Henry Buhl is interesting. He is a billionaire, yet he is spending time helping people with this charity. I think it’s a good idea to help people find ways to leave the streets and sometimes all they need is a little help.

        The dress that Alex wore became famous because of Luann’s dig. I hope they make more money off it because of Luann.

  57. Nancy says:

    To me LuAnn ALWAYS seems to be “pissed off” about something. I mean ALWAYS!

    • quincyil says:

      She didn’t grow up wealthy like Alex. Luann was a nurse. I think she was actually a registered nurse. She said that she worked in a hospital and people kept telling her that she should be a model. Then she went to Italy and worked as a print model, not runway.

      Pecking order seems to be a theme of these shows. After Season Three, Jill seems to be with Kelly at the bottom of the barrel. I shovel manure everyday and I think I may be above Kelly…. yep… definitely above Kelly.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Teams and pecking orders are the root of many dramas!

      • quincyil says:

        This is a video of Luann speaking Italian on a tv show. I think she is gorgeous here.

        • VAgirl says:

          Great find. I’ve always thought Luann was pretty, even now. It’s just her personality I can’t stand.

      • kotagirl29 says:

        Well I would rather hang with a person who can and does shovel s**t than one who makes SAND angels and engages in other activities that result in them making a fool of themselves on a regular basis.

        • kotagirl29 says:

          Or maybe I should say one who shovels s**t versus one who is trying to bury me in it.

      • Nancy says:

        LuAnn is a LPN not a RN.

        • quincyil says:

          Is that right? I know that Kim Z is an LPN. I googled and found a lot of blogs that said she claimed she was registered nurse, but this one says she is a licenced vocational nurse from CT, which I bet is another name for practical nurse.

          http://www.wetpaint.com/real-housewives-of-new-york/articles/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-luann-de-lesseps

          In the 70s there were a lot of changes in the licensing of nurses. I knew practical nurses who were grandfathered into licenses who were really nurse’s aids.

          There are two year programs for registered nurses and then the 4 year degree with a BS, but they are still registered nurses.

          She seems intelligent and she speaks French and Italian fluently.

          • quincyil says:

            http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm

            LPN and LVN are under the same statues… so them must be similar degrees.

          • nathania says:

            Nurses who get four year degrees usually have BSN on their badges and that is their title instead of RN, event though grammatically it doesn’t make as much sense. Most places prefer BSN these days if they can get them, it’s kind of sad to me personally to see it going that way because the BSN education is wayyyyyyy more expensive than getting a 2 year RN at a tech school. The good thing about BSN is that many people find it far easier (though this may be changing with time and demand for BSN on the rise) to get into BSN programs especially if they have their Bachelors degree in something else, than being put on an endless wait-list to get into a regular community college RN program. I think the investment in education vs. the income for an RN or even LPN is unbeatable, it is realistic at least in terms of money for someone who isn’t rich to buy that education and make a very, very good living. Plus they can get the BSN part time while they work. The LPN degree is rumored to be ‘phasing out’ and when I was in school for LPN (I did not finish) most of my classmates were already applying for their LPN to RN course which is a one year course they take after completing their LPN, I think they end up missing one semester but then can start work on their RN and be an RN within one to two years after graduating from LPN.

          • nathania says:

            It it Kim Z who speaks French and Italian or Luann?

            One thing I learned in LPN school, these women are not stupid. You can not be stupid and complete that course. They may not be the most philosophically deep people on the planet but in terms of pragmatism and being quick studies I was pretty taken aback. For instance, I have never been in a program with more blatant cheating going on in my life. If there was a way to cheat or cut corners these women would find it and exploit it to the nth degree. They were capable and most of them had been nursing assistants and knew that the textbook part was just something they had to ‘get through’ so they could do much of what many of them already knew anyway how to do from working with RN’s who showed them how to do many things they weren’t certified to do. Most of them were chomping at the bit to learn more procedures and most of them were incredibly quick at picking up the procedures and techniques (I, on the other hand, was not, which was kind of my downfall in addition to having zero experience as a nursing assistant when I entered the program). Ironically it was the least compassionate of the students who did the best, and the ones that seemed to excel had their eyes on the prize, i.e. the projected salary. Which probably explains why Luann and Kim both went that route since both are money-hungry and almost reptile brained in terms of pragmatism. I know that is painting with a broad brush, it’s just my experience in my year and a half of nursing school.

      • lillybee says:

        I believe that Lulu was what used to be known as a practical nurse. She and Kim Z. have that in common.

        • neroes says:

          When you finish schooling for a practical nurse you can work for a few months until you take the NCLEX exam. If you fail to pass or don’t take the test you can not work as a nurse until you do. This is in Fl where I went to school, but the NCLEX if given nationwide. No one can hire you without that license. You can work as an aide but not as a practical nurse.

          • neroes says:

            The only difference between a licensed practical nurse and licensed vocational nurse is the state they went to school in. Texas and Calif have LVN’s and the other 48 states have LPN’s. The training is the same.

        • nathania says:

          didn’t Kim say she was a Registered Nurse? That’s a whole different degree (here it’s two years of school with LPN being just one).

  58. WindyCityWondering says:

    Had a thought, Jill got alot of mileage out of her war with Bethenny. Jill knew very early in the season that Bethenny would be going on to her own show and when she couldn’t get Bethenny to forgive her she quickly transfered her war/grudge to Alex….for delivering a message? Really? Nice people don’t go around looking for someone to slay.

    • quincyil says:

      Jill used the word “slay” in the description of what Cat O did to Luann. I never use the word “slay.” It means to kill violently or wantonly.

      I know that Bethenny used it to describe what Jill did to her over her new show, but for Jill to use it after Cat O had a dispute with Luann is a bit much.

      • cabbie413 says:

        Jill ..and Kelly try to do/say everything that Bethenny does.. they are chasing her but Bethenny is so far above and beyond this pack that they will NEVER catch up to her. They envy her and her successes. They wish to be and have what Bethenny has.

        • quincyil says:

          Money doesn’t make you better than someone else.

          There idea of pecking order has something to do with their bank accounts. I wonder if the idea for the song, “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” had something to do with this.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            I’m not feeling the money as part of this particular pecking order. Sonja is mad at Cindy for ruining her ice breaking moment. Sonja also sees Cindy disrespecting Ramona. But mostly it is Cindy stealing Sonja’s scene. This takedown will move Cindy closer to Jill’s camp.

            • Golden Girl says:

              Didn’t Ramona introduce Cindy to the rest of the girls? I believe she said they were friends for a few years so I don’t get how Cindy is taking sides with Kelly over Ramona.

            • Adgirl says:

              Sonja is probably still pissed at Cindy for not parading her around Cipriani’s on TV.
              Cindy is out of line for jumping into other people’s dramas so early on. Everyone knows you’re suppose to wait a respectful amount of time and just dump on the other women privately in the interviews. Then you can step in and stir shit up.
              I guess Cindy was worried about being edited out like Jennifer party planner.

              • nathania says:

                you are right.

                Cindy is no idiot, her bio says she was an exec at IBM before the business but she is making one mistake after another with this crew. Did she not even watch last season? I get the feeling she didn’t. I mean, she needs to go slowly and feel people out before she jumps in feet first into this. She is going to get burned, and how.

                • Lavalady says:

                  Cindy used to work with my neighbor’s husband at Cisco Systems in NYC. Not sure how long ago.

            • nathania says:

              My gut instinct is that Sonja was her truest self at the MENY march. It was HER day. And I believe that she is trying to reunite the camps so that she can be ‘queen of the day’ because when she was married to the Morgan she really was. She calls herself an ‘icebreaker’ but I don’t think it’s genuine, I think Sonja realizes she can’t lounge atop the pecking order if both factions are fighting each other. I really think her motives with going between the women are very self-serving. She seems to need an audience to really be happy. She won’t ever be the belle of the ball if she can’t get the ladies to stop throwing food at each other and gather around her in fascination. Her two scenes with Cindy that she wouldn’t shut up were interesting, she wanted to monopolize the conversation at all costs and keep control of it. It’s a bit strange how she acts.

          • lovemamaearth says:

            Didn’t BH’s Lisa or Adrienna mention status in their home size & location? That’s kind of a pecking order.

  59. fort lauderdale gay says:

    As you all know, I have been an outspoken critic of Countess Squash Blossom High Horse since I began posting. I am still celebrating Cat’s “dismantling of her ladder”. LuAnn has had this unceremonious beotch slapping coming for years. Cat, dear, if I were a straight man, I’d marry you for your lovely public evisceration. I wonder what Our Lady of Woodmere (JZ) and Countess Squash Blossom High Horse will have in store for us this week? Who’s back will they stab next? I do feel sorry for Saint Bawby of the Hen Pecked. Are we certain that his being “slit from ear to ear” wasn’t self-inflicted? I’d certainly consider it.

  60. Adgirl says:

    I love how Bravo is re-running & running & running Scary Island and the faces of Jill Zarin season for everyone to compare to this season. LOL.
    And isn’t it fab how Bethenny Ever After is overlapping RHNY and the repeats of Scary Island and Jill-zilla?

    They have some funny programmers there…. twisting the knife…twisting. Heehee.

  61. Adgirl says:

    Alex donated her dress how nice! Whatever happened to the Hermann Munster shoes?

  62. Nancy says:

    OMG Jill just said (to Bethenny) “I don’t gossip about you” while they were having their famous lunch. I’m sooooo glad Bethenny didn’t give in. Jill made her bed…

  63. Kukulet says:

    [i]Cat said: Why hasn’t anyone checked out to see that the ‘Countess’ isn’t a Countess btw?[/i]

    I don’t know if that was directed at me, after I checked out Rosie Pope’s claim of being a Baroness, but I’ll take the bait regardless.

    Cat’s right-LuAnn isn’t a Countess. It’s a courtesy title because she was married to a count, but it has no validity to it. Disregarding that the deLesseps title was purchased by an ancestor in the nineteenth century, when it comes right down to it, Alexandre is the member of the nobility, LuAnn was just a tagalong.

    And LuAnn certainly doesn’t act like either nobility or anyone else with real class, no matter how many “dah-lings” she throws out. She’s a beautiful woman, but her personality is markedly unappealing.

    • quincyil says:

      So… she was never the Countess even when she insisted that the pizza guy address her as, “Countess?” He’s going to be ticked.

      • Nancy says:

        Q,
        I’m still surprised Bethenny kept it together as much as she did when LuAnn said that to her… I’m not so sure I would have. What a snob! LuAnn is a LPN, not a RN.

      • Okie Folkie says:

        OMG!! LOL! I nearly forgot about her forcing the pizza dude to call her ‘Countess’. SHEEESSH!

        • Lavalady says:

          Okie – I need some background. I remember LouAnn telling Bethenny that the driver should call her Countess, but I know nothing about a pizza guy, and I have seen every epi since S1.

          • quincyil says:

            She was in her Hamptons house and she was getting ready to go out. She ordered pizza for the kids and told the guy on the phone to call her, Countess de Lesseps.

            It was season one.

            • nathania says:

              that is so creepy.

              what is that, phone sex for her or something?

              “call me Countess…that’s it…oh dahling…”

              bleck.

          • Okie Folkie says:

            Yeah, they were out in the Hamptons & of course Luman was going ‘out’ for the evening, so she called in a pizza to be delivered for her kids. When they asked her name, rather than giving her last name or a made up name (like I do), Lu replied deliver it to “Countess DeLessepps.”

            WHAT A DUMB DRAG QUEEN. (& I mean NO disrespect to smart drag queens!)

    • lillybee says:

      Thank you.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Thanks for taking the bait – you are our resident royal noble expert! SO can any exwife of the Count can use the countess after their first name?

      • Kukulet says:

        Yes, any current or ex wife of the Count can use “Countess DeLesseps”. And the exes can continue to use it after they remarry, but only if they choose not to use their new husband’s surname.

        But, again, the “Countess” has no validity, especially in the United States. LuAnn isn’t a countess, she’s just the ex wife of a count. When she insisted the pizza guy address her as “Countess”, she was really out of line, because, properly, in the USA, she’s just “Ms.”

        Us American citizens, we don’t have to recognize titles of any sort, and it’s not a breach of etiquette if we don’t. It’s a courtesy to, say, refer to Queen Elizabeth as “Your Majesty”, but it’s also not considered rude if we refrain from addressing her that way. We’re not her subjects.

        • Kukulet says:

          Quick add on: Think of “Countess” like “Mrs.” A divorced woman can still use “Mrs. So and So”, but she’s really no longer a valid “Mrs.”because she’s no longer married.

          • fort lauderdale gay says:

            How about “Good Afternoon Ms. ex-wife of a count”?

          • Zoey says:

            Is it true that he’s not even considered any type of royalty since France no longer has a royal family?

            • kotagirl29 says:

              He was part of the nobility or peerage, not royalty. I said it on another blog, even if there was a King/Queen in France he would not be royalty because he is not in the line of succession for the throne.

              • Kukulet says:

                Right, kotagirl. And the title of Count DeLesseps didn’t exist when France still had a sovereign family, so it was never a royal title.

                An ancestor bought the title. The one, I believe, who helped out with the Panama Canal.

          • quincyil says:

            Kukulet, my husband grandmother was a minor Afghan princess who didn’t like Birjand or the other Iranian wives of my husband’s grandfather so she left the two boys and went back to Kabul.

            My husband is the oldest son of the oldest son.

            Will you find a courtesy title for me? I will use it on the pairie mail box. I’m sure my post man will be impressed.

  64. Nancy says:

    Oh no, Jill’s new BFF (Oprah) has her hair up in a high ponytail today so we all know what that means…

    • quincyil says:

      Oprah? roftl… Jill must have told her that it make you look younger.

      • Nancy says:

        If Cat came to RHONY who do you think she would befriend?
        I wonder what level she’d be on the pecking order?

        • Okie Folkie says:

          I think Alex and Ramona would be friends with Cat. I can see them goin’ to lunch & stuff.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Cat will be friends with those who don’t backstab, gossip or lie to her face. Hmmmm…Alex and Ramona look like they fit that bill. It would be very uncomfortable for LuAss, Jill, Kelly and not sure about Cindy.

          • Okie Folkie says:

            True, WCW, but oh, sooooo much fun for US!!!!

          • California35 says:

            I think that she would be real and friendly to everyone in the show, but some will take her and some won’t because she will speak her mind. Some will get her and laugh about it or agree with her…others (Luanne and Jill) will be ofended and will probably do things and say things behind her back because they will be too chicken to tell her to her face. Kelly will be in lala land lol

            • nathania says:

              it’s kind of weird to me that they aren’t all as frank as Cat.

              All my life I have heard NY-ers described as ‘tell it like it is’ people. So strange that there are not more straight shooters on this show and that it takes a Brit to ‘tell it like it is’ to Luann.

        • quincyil says:

          Alex and she are already friends. Alex was the only NYC wife to go to the Cat O event with Lynn.

          • Okie Folkie says:

            OK, I have missed sumpthun’ somewhere, what event of Cat’s did Alex attend?
            Was it something other than Cat on WWHL?

            I could see them getten along, happy I was right!

  65. Adgirl says:

    I’m really excited that Bravo is talking to Cat about doing something with them. I was concerned she pissed off Andy too much by getting grumpy on WWHL. I guess he liked it that she ripped Lulu on camera.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      On Andy’s blog from that WWHL show, Cat got high marks from the viewers for calling out Lulu. On RHNY LuAnn’s blog it was all bad kitty on Cat for calling her out.

      • nathania says:

        I never ceases to amaze me what a poor grasp Andy Cohen has on his audience. He defers to both Luann and Caroline, probably because they are ‘safe’ types that advertisers like, who make most of us want to puke.

        Truly though, the man drinks way, WAY too much to have any kind of definitive grasp on reality.

        It’s sad to me that Miami is gone. Miami was only about one hundred times more interesting than OC is now. OC is just about pathetic. Miami was multicultural and the women were very interesting and accomplished. Even the gringa Leah was an interesting and successful woman even though she married into her money, she still is using it to do charity work. Marisol, that woman has some serious class, and her crazy mother was entertaining. Marisol may be the most level headed woman I have seen on any of these shows. I think there was great potential in Miami, though I could do without the basketball wives Christy and Larsa who bring nothing but spoiled brat energy to the show. OC is like, put a fork in it, it’s done. In fact it’s beyond done, it’s burnt, take it outside and toss it in the garbage. There is just no storyline worth following on OC anymore. It might have something to do with the fact that none of the women do any sort of serious charity work at all. On most of the shows the women are either professionally engaged, involved in charity work, or politically engaged like on DC. On OC they can’t see beyond their own nosejobs.

  66. quincyil says:

    I guess Jill comes back from Australia tonight and I think she has a conversation with Alex. Jill was really mad at Alex in that Season Three Reunion and after that spread eagle comment from Jill, I’m sure Alex was furious with Jill.

    I didn’t go to the book signing in Chicago, but I saw the invitation on the board from Lynn and the tweets from Simon and Alex. I live 300 miles from Chicago so it’s a bit of a jaunt. I wish I had gone. I bought their book in Avon, CT., and really enjoyed it.

    Not long ago, I was looking for research material in the early IHJZ blogs from last year. Jill was mad at Simon and Alex when they met Lynn and other bloggers after the event in Chicago. That’s when Jill started calling people on this site, “Haters.”

    In the show, they are probably going to say it was all about how the kids were treated by Jill, but as you all know, a lot goes on behind the scenes. We went all third season and never were told that the fight was over Bethenny getting her own show until the reunion.

    I wonder if Alex and Jill will discuss everything that bothered them or they will gloss over their differences and smoke a peace pipe tonight. I heard a clip where Jill and Alex were discussing Jill calling the boys, “animals.” Jill denies it, of course.

    When I was young, I thought it was important to come to an understanding when there was a dispute. Now, I know it’s probably better to ignore the whole thing. Like Bethenny said on the bridge, “I don’t want to win.” If Alex wins, Jill loses and will remain angry forever. Jill can kiss Alex and still be looking for ways to get revenge.

    I’d rather be on the prairie than with Jill in Manhattan.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It is never about what it is about.

    • fort lauderdale gay says:

      I hope Jill makes her return appearance near the END of the new episode……

      • quincyil says:

        You are on a roll tonight!

        I am going to get wrinkles from all of the laugher.

        • fort lauderdale gay says:

          Thank you. A few weeks without Jill and a great public evisceration does wonders for my mood!

          • fort lauderdale gay says:

            Empress Quincy of Illinois. Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

  67. California35 says:

    Do you guys know if Bravo still has a guest bloger for the housewives? Like when Bethenny guest bloged for NJ (and Theresa hated her after that). I would be GREAT for me at least if Bethenny or Cat guest blog about NYhousewives. Since Bethenny didn’t do it, Cat should.

    • fort lauderdale gay says:

      Now that’s a great idea!

      • Golden Girl says:

        I agree California, but I have not seen a guest blogger for the last few housewives shows Miami or OC. I wonder why they stopped.

        • California35 says:

          hhhmm maybe it didn’t work out because the wives didnt like what the guest bloger says about them. They don’t see the humor in it 😛

        • Okie Folkie says:

          I always enjoyed the other HWs guest blogging on their counter parts. I wish they would bring it back!

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Alex was an interesting guest blogger – Jill not so much. It is an ego filled can o worms.

  68. California35 says:

    I think part of the reason wives don’t like Cindy is because SHE has a job/business 🙂 think about it, who has a problem with her right now? if there is a packing order about the money they have at the moment….she probably has more and she is probably on top of that “packing” order. I am sure I am misspelling that lol

    • Error404 says:

      Huh?

      Cindy has a problem with Alex and ramona who both work.

      She’s all bff with Kelly and Jill who mooch off rich guys.

      The others probably don’t like Cindy because in addition to being an old gloomy gut wet blanket, she’s a total bitch.

      • California35 says:

        oppss, I was talking about Sonjia having a problem with Cindy…but you are right she is having problems with Ramona and making coments about Alex.

        What I do see is that since she hangs out with Kelly, she is getting wrong information. Also, she still has not seen the Kelly we have seen…she will have to learn the wrong way.

      • nathania says:

        I think that the others fell over themselves to get to Cindy and convert her to their side, they are playing a junior high school game of us vs. them. Cindy is going to have to be burned by each of them individually before she gives up and leaves the dark side.

      • Nancy says:

        error,
        She is sure far from happy isn’t she.

  69. WindyCityWondering says:

    Wondering if Bethenny would come back if Kelly was replaced….Bethenny and Cat together would be a hoot!

    • quincyil says:

      No, she is done with Jill and Luann too.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Do you think LuAnn would stay if she knew Cat was coming on board? And Jill would have no one with both Kelly and LuAnn gone – she would go and RHNY could get a true renewal!

      • California35 says:

        I agree. Bethenny has moved on.

  70. nathania says:

    Wow.

    When I started reading this I expected her to be less forthcoming than she was at the end of the show about how much she disliked the Couthless. Instead she is way more open about it.

    This is a great interview, she has the Uncountess pegged dead on. If I had done this interview I wouldn’t have been able to refrain from using profanity, because that’s how much I can’t stand Sasquatch du Lessups.

    I think it’s great she specifically referenced the comments about Alex, in the clip Cat actually leans away from Luann and her mouth just drops open as if to say she can’t believe what she is hearing. And Cat is right to be incredulous that Luann DOESN’T understand that people with ‘class’ really don’t ever talk about it.

    It would be so fun to see her on RHONY. I think it would be great if her and Ramona got to be friends because that would be almost an Edy/Pats like pairing, our own AbFab on Bravo.

    • Nancy says:

      Can you imagine the first time Cat is with Kelly and tries to have a “conversation” with her? It would be priceless.

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  73. aintinice says:

    I asked yesterday about buying a I Hate Jill Zarin t-shirt, maybe I asked it a little late in the day, so I ask again, where can I buy this t-shirt?

    • quincyil says:

      There isn’t an official IHJZ tee shirt. I wouldn’t know if you would sell enough to get your investment cost out of them.

      Q

      • aintinice says:

        oh, I see, well thank you.

      • Nancy says:

        I think we should make T-shirts with Bethenny’s one liners on them. My all time favorite has to be…
        “Adios lunatic I’m going over to the Hooters boat to talk to some sane people.”
        That is the funniest thing I’ve ever heard in my entire life.

  74. Adgirl says:

    499,896. That’s what number of followers on twitter Bethenny has after I followed her.

  75. WALLETSNIFFERJILLZARiN says:

    I love Cat! Soooooo glad she called out Luann.

    Who wants to take bets that Luann will never marry again. She will lose the Countess title then what would she do?

  76. Beyoncca says:

    Cat Ommanney has a serious chip on her shoulder since the cancellation of the D.C version. I for one, didn’t look forward to a 2nd season. After Cat attected Countess Luann for no reason on WWHL after show I thought the Countess Luann handled herself well as usual. I am a big Jill Zarin fan and I personally love the interaction between The Countess and her real friends on the show. I have no idea where Cat was coming from. Maybe Cat and Alex have been hanging out in the same land of delusion.

  77. Karma chases Cathy says:

    Cathy (“Cat”) says she hates fake people….. Holly shit that makes me laugh !!
    Cathy is as fake as it comes. This is a ex “hostess” with a severe dug issue and a nasty habit of stealing from friends .

    Cathy Made the whole “Harry” story up. Amazing that not a single pic exists of them leaving the club that night as she claims .

    Cathy is full of crap and it seems so many have fallen for it.
    What this needs is a good Journalist “digging deep” and exposing her for what she truly is

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