I Hate Jill Zarin/ Top Chef Masters/ May 18, 2011

Top Chef Masters by Quincy IL

Date Night

The Quick Fire Challenge:

The Master Chefs will identify various foods using one of the five senses at a time.  They enter their kitchen to find nose plugs, ear phones and a mask.  Floyd shares that he has balance issue and is claustrophobic so he knows that he won’t be able to identify food.  The prize is $5,000 and there is no immunity. Traci tells us that the level of competition is increasing rapidly.

The chefs test their ability to taste without the other senses.  The items are water chestnuts, Worcestershire sauce, papaya, cashews, and mustard greens. Traci spills on her coat as she tried to taste the sauce.  Floyd gets none of the correct so he goes to the other side of the room.

The items for the sense of smell challenge are Epoisses cheese, spicy hot sauce, root beer, rice vinegar, ad mayonnaise. Hugh guesses that the rice vinegar is coffee because he wants it to be coffee. Traci is eliminated.

For the sense of touch, the chefs are presented with Arborio rice, black berries, okra, gummy bears and chayote. Hugh has two daughters, 6 and 8 years old, so he knows his gummy bears. Celina and Naomi have the same number of errors so they are eliminated.

The sense of hearing is tested by listening to Rice Krispies in milk with its snap, crackle and pop. No one gets this correct. Huge beats Mary Ellen by the nose when they replay the tape of them guessing the snap of fresh celery being broken.  Hugh misses the crunch of potato chips blaming it on the way Australians eat chips.  He has a wry almost French sense of humor. Hugh gets the sound of shucking oysters and buttering toast so he beats Mary Ellen and his charity will receive an additional $5,000.

The Elimination Challenge:

The theme is date night with a twist.  Chris is in love with Victoria who has introduced him to new foods. He is going to ask her to marry him after the dinner on national TV.  The chefs listen to Chris’s food journey with his girlfriend and they will prepare a six course meal that will hopefully help Victoria to understand how much Chris loves her. Hugh met his wife when he was 11 years old and he is not “into” Public Displays of Affection.  Chris purchased a bracelet with “je t’aime” so the chefs take note. Hugh reacts by throwing up in his mouth a little. Floyd shares that his first kiss with his wife happened after an 8 year friendship and it was spectacular.

There will be a six course meal served to 21 people.  Victoria does not know about the proposal so they will hope she will recognize food from her adventures with Chris.

At the grocery store, Hugh shops for meat and mentions that the couple is not the most culinary people he has ever met.  Mary Ellen buys chicken. Floyd buys tuna and shrimp. Traci will make an apple tart for dessert. Chris mentioned red velvet cake, but Traci ignores that request. They purchase their ingredients and love the Lexus that transports them.

They return to the kitchen for food prep.  The clams have to be scrubbed and opened.  Floyd works with his shrimp. Traci finds that the scale is broken and her pastry may fail as you have to be precise. 

Mary Ellen’s husband was married and divorced from her business partner.  She met him when he designed a restaurant for them and has been happily married for 27 years. 

During prep, Mary Ellen slices off the top of her thumb and throws it in the garbage. She is bleeding and in pain, but she continues working. 

The Dinner:

The mothers of Chris and Victoria have been invited to wait at the Chef’s table and to watch their children enjoy their dinner and get engaged on a screen.

The chefs are seated at tables.  Curtis Stone and Gail Simmons have cheerful banter.  James Oseland shares a table with Gael Green who had 30 minutes alone with Elvis and ordered him a fried egg sandwich before she left the room. She has authored a book and has a web site.  Gael tries not to get drunk when judging food.  James is critical saying that Celine’s food is Junior High and Floyd’s dish is Junior College. 

The couples are seated and Victoria likes every plated dish.  Patrick’s mother feels he is doing a good job acting as if nothing is going to happen.

The Menu:

Floyd: Karma Sutra Shrimp (wrapped around each other) with watermelon, lime and mint.

Celina: Soft pretzel with cheese sauce and salad. Victoria tells Patrick that they always have pretzels.

Mary Sue: Portuguese mussels and clams with sausage and wine broth. She reacts to the stress by admonishing the other chefs.

Naomi: Porchini braised chicken thigh. Chicken on the bone sometimes is not popular with the public.

James is not impressed with any of the dishes, but Curtis loves the use of the spork which he invented.

Hugh: Braised beef and broccoli with celery root puree and Bordelaise Sauce.  An onion ring bracelet is included because Patrick purchased a bracelet for Victoria.

Traci: Apple Pie Gallets.  Everyone thinks this is dry.

Curtis rises and gives Chris his opportunity to ask Victoria for her hand in marriage. He gets on one knee and offers her a ring in a box, she is shocked, says, “Yes,” and goes down on the floor to kiss Chris. Then, Victoria is surprised that her mother is there and she shares the news with the first person she would want to tell, her mom.

Judges Table:

The judges want to speak to Naomi, Mary Sue and Floyd first.  Hugh thinks his team won because they addressed the challenge better. Everyone agreed that the dinner was good.  The first team wins.  The overall winner was Naomi who will donate $10,000 to Seed Saver’s Exchange.  She has won $25,000 to date for that charity.

The bottom chefs were Hugh, Celina and Traci. This is the first time that Traci has been in the bottom. The problem for Traci was the dry pastry.  Hugh cooked down to the couple.  The judges did not like this. Celine’s combination of pretzel and salad just did not work.  Celina is eliminated. Her charity, Harvesters, will receive $10,000.

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437 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin/ Top Chef Masters/ May 18, 2011

  1. quincyil says:

    Blog on the Prairie by Quincy IL

    The following are my opinions:

    Two days ago, I was banned by Jill Zarin on twitter for my tweet:

    QuincyILIHJZ QuincyIL
    Jill Zarin is in Operation Titanic. She is leaking to gossip sites. She is sinking and trying to take Ramona down too!

    I reviewed the board discussion from the past few days and noticed many link to sites which feel that Jill Zarin has gone to a place that reality stars should not go.

    The Gawker and then Reality Tea has articles commenting on the unusual comments with hyperlinks using “I Hate Jill Zarin” which went back to Jill Zarin’s own website. They also noted illogical and abnormally pro Jill Zarin comments on their own sites and on blog. Jill says that she did not write those comments. Jill demands an apology.

    Jill does not deny that the comments with hyperlinks are hers. Jill ignores this part of the articles.

    A friend of Jill’s who is a lawyer suggests to he on twitter that she should sue. Many of us noticed this name on lisanewengland and have followed his twitter and looked at his website. Therefore, for the benefit of Jill and the Lawyer, I will restate that this is my opinion and I live in America with the Bill of Rights. Jill, you are not the only person in this country allowed to share an opinion.

    If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it is probably a duck.

    “Many scientists have adopted or reinvented Occam’s Razor, as in Leibniz’s “identity of observables” and Isaac Newton stated the rule: “We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.”

    The most useful statement of the principle for scientists is
    “when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better.””

    Because of the history of Jill Zarin and our experience and knowledge of Amazongate, I believe that Jill Zarin is running ” Operation Titanic.” Please note, this is my way of saying that Jill Zarin’s PR campaign hit an iceberg and is sinking fast. It is my opinion that Jill Zarin leaks articles to the web sites and to bloggers. It is my opinion that Jill Zarin is not above spiking comment section of Amazon or blogs with pro Jill Zarin propoganda.

    Why did Jill Zarin talk about lawyers when a poll did not go in her favor at Bravo? How would she ever guess that she was more popular than Andy announced on WWHL on the night that she and Ramon appeared? She went as far as to talk about a lawyer.

    Jill Zarin accused Simon van Kempen of having computer robots in his basement. Simon and Alex have denied this, but where in the world did Jill get that idea? I had not read anything on the net about the use of robots for polls. Do PR people do that?

    We read that Jill had hired PR people to help her recover her good name for the Third season Reunion. We also read about Jill Zarin’s having “endorsers” who are PR people. Darren, Jill’s assistant tells a writer and PR person that it is his job to deal with the public and make Jill Zarin look good.

    This is a place of opinion and my opinion is Jill Zarin may not have personally written those comments, but she has those people on speed dial when it comes to her twitter feed.

    Do I think a bunch of 17 year olds from Australia can be manipulated? I do. I think a little attention from an American reality star is all it takes to get positive comments on specific web sites.

    I would love Jill Zarin to answer the following questions honestly:

    1. Jill, has anyone in your employee have contact with the commenters in question.
    2. Jill , did anyone in your employ place comments with hyperlinks to your site using the title “I Hate Jill Zarin” ?
    3. Jill, if you did have someone create the hyperlink, why did you use the work “hate””? Bobby told us never to use that word.
    4. Jill, have you or anyone in you employ leaked information about Simon van Kempen or Alex?
    5. Jill, have you or anyone you employ leaked stories about Ramona?
    6. Jill, do you have friends leaking information?
    7. Jill did you ask your twitter friend to help you with comments on web sites as you begged for someone to write an “I Love Jill Zarin” blog last Jan.?

    I don’t expect honesty from Jill Zarin. In my opinion, the PR campaign of Jill Zarin should be callled Operation Titanic as she is sinking her own ship with leaks.

    When Jill Zarin denies the truth after watching herself lie on national TV, how can we ever expect her to be truthful about any of her other activities?

    Jill Zarin demands an apology from the Gawker and the Today Show. Good luck, Jill Zarin. In my opinion, they know you and your PR people very well and they probably have saved evidence should you sue them.

    I save everything too.

    The comments on this board all all opinions. The blogs here are opinions. The United States Bill of Rights applies to this blog and everyone on this site.

    Q

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Excellent Empress Q! I would love answers to those questions as well.

      • quincyil says:

        I am going to spike the board with reminders that this is opinion just in case Jill Zarin gets nasty with lawyers. I have done it in past too. I recorded them.

        It’s insurance. When you deal with Jill Zarin, you take out insurance.

        • housewifeaddict says:

          Quincy, in my opinion i agree with your opinions and would also like some of those questions answered LOL allegedly.

        • PJ says:

          I have wondered if JZ would get around to threats of lawyers for the OPINIONS on this board. This is an opinion of course.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      she Banned you from all of twitter or just access to her ???

      • quincyil says:

        Just to her. If she had the power to ban someone from twitter, Lynn would have been banned long ago.

        • MAMAZ says:

          But Quincy she’s CHANGED!

          • quincyil says:

            I was given the twitter of Jill’s female assistant and I followed her, then tweeted:

            QuincyILIHJZ QuincyIL
            Jill Zarin Please answer the questions on the prairie blog at “I Hate Jill Zarin” Why did you use word “hate” in hyperlink to your page

            I will be banned from her twitter and I am sure they won’t answer the questions that I ask because they can’t answer those questions honestly. When I am banned, we know they read my tweet.

            I wish I could have a better opinion of Jill Zarin, but everything I see makes me Jill Zarin is “rotten in her core” as Cindy said to Jill and Jill enjoyed hearing about Ramona. If Cindy can say this about Ramona much to Jill’s delight, I can have this opinion of Jill Zarin.

            Q

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          yeah i was thinking it had to be to her she did that to me after i told Krazy what i thought of her LOL

    • TEB2350 says:

      Love it Q!!! Once again, JZ shows us her real personality and it is UGLY.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Some should also ask Jill why she is asking (or is it begging) her twitter followers to email various news outlets in her defense. JZ obviously has no qualms about trying to influence people to do her bidding. Jill, just because you didn’t pay them, doesn’t mean you didn’t solicit a service.

      If Greenspan is a lawyer and advises Jill that she should sue for defamation of character- what are her damages? To bad he wasn’t around to offer council to “Susan Saunders” who attempted to smite the reputation of a renowned Amazon book reviewer by labeling her an anti-Semite.

      Jill just keeps my hatetank full.

  2. Sparkles says:

    I’ve been days behind reading the blog and watching RHs so bear with me while I get something off my chest even though it’s old news: Alexis is a sanctimonious phony.

    Her “apology” on WWHL was simply damage control. She had made *several* comments on RHOOC about gay people, not only about gay marriage but also implying that being gay is a sin (i.e. “it’s between her and God”). I don’t believe she subsequently had a sudden change of heart, nor did she offer any explanation for why she originally made such comments if those aren’t her views. She was clearly apologizing because she feared a backlash from viewers, Bravo (execs like Andy), and the fashion industry she is planning to conquer (as if!).

    If those are Alexis’ religious views, as I believe they are, she should stick by them and let the chips fall where they may. Instead she is both a bigot AND a liar. BTW traditional marriage is so holy to her, but I’ll bet she’ll be on her third husband within five years.

    On a related note: remember Alexis said that 8 out of 10 of her girlfriends are cheating? Does anyone think she was taking a shot at Peggy? I don’t see Peggy as a cheater because she appears to be in love with her husband (or at least his credit line) but the two women constantly make backhanded jabs at one another… Also, Taliban Jim probably has Alexis convinced that having any contact with a male other than your husband is “cheating.”

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      what Alexis doesnt get is her veiws on gays is based solely on her own feelings it has nothing to do with God or the Bible
      she can say it does but i dont believe her

      there are more passages in the bible that declare heterosexual coupling to be a sin t morehen there are about anything gay not to mention that its a book written by a bunch of people and is not the single word of anyone
      her gay assistant must be thrilled to death to work for such a hypocrite

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I mentioned this in another blog, but if she is using Leviticus as her source- she should probably spend her days trying to salvage her own soul.

        The 10 commandments also seem to be lost on them.

        I also agree with the poster that said, if those are her believes so be it- but own it and don’t waiver on them…or just don’t comment at all.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          i agree 100 per cent

          but if she really thinks like that why would she hire a gay man to be her personal assistant
          it makes no sense

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            She probably thought having gay assistant would give her points with the gay community. Just like pretending to be a holy roller was just another angle to work.

            I really don’t think she gets much deeper than looking at her own reflection.

    • FLG says:

      I agree. In her Bravo blog she placed a link to her personal blog. In that personal blog she had pretty much the same apology that was on her Bravo blog. Alexis’ apology has since been removed from her personal blog. I predict that Alexis and Taliban Jim’s marriage will dissolve at the same time his bank account does. I wrote to Andy Cohen, posted a comment on her Bravo blog, posted the same comment on her personal website blog and posted not one but at least two major responses in this blog. I never suggested, nor would I ever suggest that she be fired or lose her job with Bravo. She has the freedom to speak her views as do I. Would her church and its congregation do the same? I did and still do suggest that she join the NOH8 campaign, work to overturn Prop 8 and do volunteer work for the gay community. I stand by those suggestions. They were made to help enlighten her and teach her. If you want to learn about a place and its people, the best way to accomplish that is to travel there! IMO Alexis has come to a gay fork in the road. She can either go down Tammy Faye Bakker Boulevard or Anita Bryant’s dead end street. Tammy Faye was a good friend to the gay community and continued to enjoy a nice career after her scandal. Anita Bryant….never became a friend to the gay community after her scandal and hasn’t had much of a career since. Alexis, I gave you sound advice. It’s up to you now, but I’m not liking what I’m seeing so far….

    • housewifeaddict says:

      ITA that she’s a hypocrite.

      I re-watched the scene with the cheating discussion. I don’t think she was trying to take a slam against Peggy. She seemed pretty relaxed as she answered Gretchen’s questions, very at ease – not at all as if she was trying to make a point about Peggy. Alexis is very stupid, but she hasn’t been mean to her friends up to now.

      I wish Fernanda was a real housewife and could blog about Alex’s comments. I’d love to hear from her.

  3. HD says:

    Thanks for the blog, Q. Not quite sure how you do it because this is yet another show that I just lost interest in. It’s so strange too because I am a total foodie, I love Top Chef, I love Top Chef Masters (before this season), yet this season something is off to me.

    This episode though sounded fun because of the love aspect. I am not sure who Hugh thinks he is, just cook the best food you can. Even if they are not the most culinary people perhaps amazing food might change their minds or something.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Hi Hannah~
      I missed you~:)
      Good morning Q & Lynn & Family~

    • quincyil says:

      Hi everyone,

      I am not a foodie. I struggle to get the names correct. Lynn needed a break from Top Chef so I am doing it.

    • FlowerPower says:

      ITA, HD. I used to love Top Chef and Top Chef Masters, but this season is barely watchable. I had it on, but paid little attention–other than to wish they’d send Hugh home.

      I’m looking forward to some of the summer TV shows coming back (Burn Notice, White Collar). I think I’ll be taking a break from Bravo.

  4. Sparkles says:

    While I’m venting, may I add that Caroline’s self-pity is ridiculous? A few weeks ago someone posted here that many mothers send their sons off to Afghanistan at age 18. That puts things in perspective!

    Caroline’s sons are in their 20s, moving 30 minutes away, and will at home for “fambly” dinner on Sundays. So big deal. They need to be able to grow up and date.

    I also think part of the reason the Manzo kids didn’t go away to college (one went but it was local) is because Caroline didn’t want them to leave home. They could well afford college, but I doubt Caroline encouraged them to expand their educational or social horizons. She was happier with the kids living at home and playing the ham game.

    • IndianaHousewife says:

      My personal opinion for what it is worth, is that they did not go to college as that would take them off the show. They have to be available for filming. It seems reality tv is more important than preparing for your future when the show is over.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      Both Caroline and Albert looked old as they sat at the table eating chili. I think all of this goings on with T&JJ and M&J might be getting to them as well.
      I also think the Brownstone business has fallen off a lot and that Albert has had to lay some people off to enclude Chris. With all the things happening, we may see the Manzos down sizing themselves if the Brownstone money train is drying up. Maybe they shouold all move into T&JJ house and that way could help pay the mortage, now wouldn”t that be nice.
      BTW, when they said, “he’s got a gun” did anyone think that it was Papa Gorza on the floor? Because that is when joey yelled, “thats my father” and when they stood him up(Papa) I saw what I thought was a gun stuck in the waistband of his pants!

      • error404 says:

        Surgery is surgery, elective or not. It take sit’s toll.

        The one person I know who had that lap band procedure, throws up on regular basis. That can’t be helping. Plus all of that saggy skin.

        • chismosa says:

          Error not sure if you’ll see this/ reply but do you think Albert and Caro both had it done? i think yes, but it’s never really publicly out there….

      • snarkarella says:

        When did someone say, “He’s got a gun?”! I missed that.

        • Lavalady says:

          Sometime during the fight. I’ve read/heard a few different versions. Some people heard “Get the gun” Other people heard “Get the cops” Personally, I heard “Get the cops” . But who knows. Just like the reunion and Teresa’s “don’t bring up my family” or “don’t break up my family”

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            Just think, all the money some of these folks spend on their kids ballet, acting, martial arts ect classes, when the money would be better served in diction lessons and help save the future generations. It’s almost like they are speaking their own language.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      if there is anything i do admire about Carolin it is her devotion to her kids
      i agree they should move away and date but just because they arent going far or away to war its not fair to negate her feelings

      lots of moms are like this

      it could be a lot worse
      i know a ton of people that have really bad realationships with thier parents

    • TLM says:

      I truly don’t think Caroline would hold her kids back. Yes, she makes it clear she will miss them, but when they had a conversation about Albie going out of state for law school (when he thought he was reapplying), she told him to go where he needed to, and his father was firm that Albie needed to go where he needed to go, and should not let anything hold him back. Obviously she cares about her kids. If she were the opposite, people would be attacking her for not caring or being a good mom. I actually think Caroline’s family is the only one where the kids aren’t messed up or spoiled, a la Ashley, Teresa’s kids, or Danielle’s daughters who have been exposed to a paranoid lunatic parent who makes sex tapes and runs around stalking people and calling her Mafia friends to accompany her everywhere for “protection.”

      I don’t think Caroline would say her kids leaving the nest is the same or worse as kids going off to war. She is just sad they are leaving home, and why isn’t she entitled to that? To me it seemed like a rather normal thing a lot of families go through as the kids all move out of the parents’ house.

      • VAgirl says:

        I agree 100%. I’m kinda tired of everyone saying how “boring” the kids are. Excuse me, a lot of parents wish their kids could be that “boring.” It’s not unusual for kids to be in their 20’s still trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives. Heck, I know some “kids” still in their 30’s still trying to figure it out. And when I dropped one of my kids off at college, I cried all the way home. It’s not easy when your kids leave the nest, no matter what their age is or how far away they are going. To me, Caroline is a pretty typical Mom.

      • TLM says:

        I wanted to add another thing I noticed and which surprised me is, to their credit, neither Albert nor Caroline ever told their kids they had to work at the Brownstone, nor strongly encouraged it. I would have thought they would, but instead, Caroline said it was up to each of them to follow their own dream. She encouraged each kid to do what they wanted – in Albie’s case, law school, in Lauren’s case, beauty school, and in Chris’ case, she wanted him to pursue the carwash /dance bar if that’s what he wanted (even though I think many people found the idea silly) instead of shooting his idea down or mocking it. I really was surprised that they did not push the kids into the family business, but instead, they were welcome to work there if they wanted to. All they required was a strong work ethic. I do admire the Manzos as parents.

      • error404 says:

        things are always more complicated than blanket statements.

        Danielle is waaaayyyyyy worse a Mom than Caro! I’ve always been shocked at how nice her two daughter seemed. They definitely seem to be the adults who raise their Mom, coming off as more level headed and mature. Considering how bad their parent is, they seem very well adjusted, more so than the Manzo boys who are shockingly immature and jerky (ham game, stripper car wash).

        When Ashley went after Christine and Danielle on twitter and FB, Chris and Jac once again tried to talk her down off the ledge, but it was Caro who was there applauding and egging her on, praising her for sticking up for fambly and granting her a honorary title of “Manzo”. No way is anyone ever going to convince me THAT was good parenting on Caro’s part. Sorry. Like all bullies, Caro protects her own at all costs, refusing to admit to their faults, and attacking anyone who she perceives as threatening to them.

        • VAgirl says:

          I see your point, but I still think Caro is a typical mom. Her boys are immature, but no more than a lot of boys (young men) in their 20’s.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I disagree; maybe it’s just being from a military town so to speak that I often see boys younger than her sons that despite a lack of life experience and the knowledge that comes with it they still manage to flourish under the discipline of military life.

            But I do think she is one of the better mothers on the show- if I had to leave my children with any of them, it would be her I just don’t see her kids as anything to brag about. Other than having finished high school and not gotten anyone (or themselves in Laurens case) pregnant- what have they accomplished?

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            most 20 year old boys are much worse then that
            thank goodness i have Jimmy
            i could never date anyone that acted like that again and trust there are plenty of gay men in thier 40’s that act like that too im sure it applies to straight men too but i tried not to date too many of those lol

        • klmh says:

          I think her severe reaction to Danielle and support for that parrotfish mouthed brat Ashley came from her perception that Danielle was trying to hurt her sister and her child.
          There are some stories there we have not heard.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i agree but i also love that one child of theresas that was trying to act and model for some reason i never see her as spoiled
        like when they first moved into the mansion and she needed to find that guy to bring up her clothes she went down and helped bring up the luggage

        Picture Wigs kids they would have demanded not only that he bring it all up himself but also not to speak to her

    • viki55 says:

      The older son has a bachelors degree…it was law school he flunked out of.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO – college is not a goal of any of the young adults and I bet they never chose that path when they played the game of Life! This is not a slam to anyone who didn’t go to college. These kids have parents with businesses and they want to have their own businesses too – the problem is need for education and hard work isn’t part of their plans.

      • VAgirl says:

        And most kids will eventually figure it out that having your own business usually takes both – education and hard work. Some people (JZ) still haven’t figured out the “hard work” part yet. Bethenny and Ramona have.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      They are a close family and she’s having trouble adjusting. Most parents don’t want to be picking up after and cooking for their grown children – but maybe she’s lonely.

      My guess is that Chris had to leave the Brownstone as a condition of getting the spinoff – they need to show him doing something more interesting than working hard. Al probably isn’t thrilled, as he wants Chris to take over the business. (Chris seems like a hard worker IMO) – but is allowing Chris this opportunity for a little fame and fortune.

      College isn’t for everyone. We shouldn’t assume that Caro didn’t encourage her kids to do whatever they wanted and they choose their path.

    • Sparkles says:

      Wow, there were a lot of comments since I posted this morning. Interesting discussion.

      I certainly agree that Caroline is a loving mother. And I agree that if any of her children wanted to move away for college, she would support them. But my point (personal opinion) is that her children would need to arrive at that decision through self-motivation; she probably did not encourage her children to go away to college. She makes clear that she loves for them to live at home, and it probably causes some guilt in the kids.

      Contrast that with, say, Ramona. Even though she makes clear how lonely she will be when Avery goes to college, I am confident Ramona always instilled in her daughter the expectation that she will get a degree.

      BTW there is nothing wrong with not going to college, and I realize it is not for everyone. It is hard to send your kids off. But I think it is important to encourage them to expand their educational and social horizons, for their sake.

  5. VAgirl says:

    Good morning, everyone. Quincy, thanks for the recap of TCM and your comments re: Operation Titanic. I think it’s probably too late for the life boats and Jill will be going down with ship. I almost feel sorry for her – almost. Believe it or not, my TV stayed off all day yesterday and last night. That was unusual, but a pleasant change. I think I might just get used to it.

  6. quincyil says:

    Yesterday, it was pointed out on the board that lisanewengland tweeted that she had family issues last week and could not blog. With the DVD that Jil made sure she receives, I’m sure that watching and blogging would be easier than what Lynn has to do by staying up late to watch the show.

    It would have been hard for lisa to write a “nice” blog about the show last week. How can you be “nice” when Jill is shown to be a liar by the bride at a wedding that Jill dissed on national TV and on twitter?

    • VAgirl says:

      So true. It would have been a very, very short blog if she’s only writing about rainbows and lollipops. Not really worth the effort of trying to cull anything good about Jill out of that train wreck episode.

    • Quincy, I think you are right. “Lisa” couldn’t think of a way to spin Jill’s behavior on last week’s episode.

    • error404 says:

      I’m sticking with the ‘Darrin was too busy preping the apt for Ally’s return to write the blog’ theory.

      Jill herself wrote a like 10 page love tome to herself blog about how the episode showed Ramoner up to be the raging lie-spewing drunk she is and don’t get her started on that deceitful lie-loving Jennifer who is out to steal her job! Jill needed lisaCT to testify the “real truth” like no other time, and he let her down. When satin is at the door bulging his crazy eyes and spewing lies, a god warrior needs her flock more than ever. Now pray with us.

  7. jeepers1941 says:

    HELP HELP,
    I need a crises intervention fast………I am so tired of hating jz I could puke. Just the damn sound of her name, pic, voice, etc makes me sick to my stomach anymore. She was a beautiful woman at one time, but now all I see is this ugly mean witch that is out for the kill, to slay anyone who gets in her way. I can’t take it anymore, OFF WITH HER F’ING HEAD………AND DO IT NOW……

    • boston02127 says:

      @jeepers1941 —I’ll step up and take one for the team. Get me an ax and a bus ticket.

      .
      Lol, there will probably be cops at my door for typing that. I can here Shrek now, Bawbby someone wants to cut my head off.

      • MAMAZ says:

        And she’ll claim that Lynn Hudson told you to do it, lol.

        • error404 says:

          and don’t forget that you’re a “family”. Soon she’ll tweet that “a family in Boston is sending me death threats. They got my address from THAT GIRL! I’ve called the police and arrests will be made, and I’ve called their employers and they will be fired.” LOL

          OT, but every time Jill refers to Lynn as “that woman”, does anyone else think she’s talking about Monica Lewinski for a second?

      • FLG says:

        Bawby replies: Do they need help? Jill, where do we keep the sharp knives?

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Careful now, before she starts saying that is a death threat; but I said Burn Witch Burn in another blog, so I might be in trouble myself.

  8. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    ok i tried to start this off topic on the last blog but as i most likely posted long after the fact here i go again
    did anyone else see this weeks episode of Glee
    im still so depressed over it and have found myself sobbing on and off since veiwing
    LOL yes im that bad

    • Laura says:

      I have never even seen the show but I understand why people love it. Isn’t it on Tuesdays? I’m usually watching NCIS and then the results show of DWTS….

      • MAMAZ says:

        I love Glee. I think it’s great that they had not 1 but 2 characters with Downes Syndrome and neither are portrayed as caricatures. While Jean was the “sweetest Person” Sue has ever known Becky isn’t a perfect little angel. She is shown to have the same feelings and need for friendship as all the kids in Glee Club.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          at the end when she apologized to Becky and becky hugged her i was a mess
          actually from the moment she told Will that her sister Jean died i was sobbing till almost the end
          even as im typing im welling up

          I never saw it coming

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        the show is amazing

    • Lavalady says:

      Hi DJ – I am a big GLEE fan as well, and I thought the episode this week was very, very sad. I was suprised that Sue was shown in a more realistic light, it was a nice change, for me at least. I teared up quite a bit during it as well, but as I usually watch alone, I didn’t feel so dumb. Anyway, it was a grea show and looking foward to next week, when they are in NYC.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        Lavalady next week is the season finale i think

        this week i watched it alone upstairs in bed while Jimmy watched it alone downstairs the next day all he said was they shouldnt have killed off jean and i just started cryng like an emotional basket case
        it was a really well done but also the saddest to date

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      I saw it & although it was shocking, I did like at the end that Kurt came back & danced with his boyfriend. Maybe the writers went too far, the way that Kurt was voted prom Queen. Growing up in the ’70s was so different with shows like The Brady Bunch & Star Trek. Don’t be heartbroken DJ. ((((((DJ))))))

      • BlueSky_Forever says:

        I meant to say we’ve come a long way from the ’70s in a good way! Next week’s Glee should be really good. For making us stop & think about gay issues & how these gay teens feel Glee is doing a great job.

        • error404 says:

          I liked 70s tv with all of it’s Norman Lear “issues driven” controversy. Gays were regularly show as a “hot topic”.. remember on Family when Willie and his Dad both admitted to teen same sex crushes when Willie’s bff turned out to be gay?

          I can’t stand 80s tv, which took a huge step backwards IMHO. I have to be the only person in America who didn’t find Alex and Mallory Keeting “cute”. If I knew them in real life, I’d hate them both! LOL

          OT, but this is one area where the age difference shows… I was fine when Hollywood kept remaking Brady Bunch and Charlie’s Angels, but now that they’ve moved on to Transformers or Thor I have to keep asking Mr404 what the heck they are. LOL When is Jem gonna get her own movie? It will be truly outrageous!

          • 2Stupid says:

            They are coming out with a Smurf movie soon! I always loved me some Smurfs, fancied me a Smurfette. That girl had it made, the only game in town!

            • VAgirl says:

              My girls loved the smurfs when they were little. Da da da da da da, da da da da da da. We even named one of our cats Gargamel. Good times, good times.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        Bluesky oh now that episode which i LOVED i did cry when the bully apologized to kurt and all teh hurt in his eyes because he just CANT come out

        the episode that made me heartbroken was this weeks sorry if my previous post ruined it for you havint not seen it its about Sues sister
        if u havent seen my previous post regarding it dont look it will spoil teh show for you

    • error404 says:

      http://www.poptalkers.com/blog/

      haven’t finished our recap of this Tuesday’s show yet, as I squandered all day yesterday going into the city to see the Alexander McQueen show at the Met. My boss was livid! Oh wait, that’s me….

      • Lavalady says:

        Oh Error, how was the exhibit. It is on my list of to do things this summer. I really want to see it. I think your boss will get over it.

        • error404 says:

          Fabulous! Very overcrowded. A docent recommended coming at 9:30 am if you want to avoid the crush. But the show was fantastic.

          • Lavalady says:

            Thanks Error, I will keep that in mind. Glad you enjoyed it. I am looking foward to it.

            My daughter applied for an internship this summer at the Met. She made it as far as finalist, but was not chosen. She will be interning at MoMA instead. Unpaid, just like Ashley. (and that is just about all she has in common with Ashley)

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        oh i would have loved to see that show myself

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I’ve never watched that show and I don’t plan to but (HUG).

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        Rabble youve never seen Glee oh you really should its for the most part an amazing positive uplifting show with some kids with amazing vocal talent

        oh as a point of Trivia the Girl who plays Mercedes who has a powerhouse voice once played a high school student on My So Called Life which makes me wonder Gee how old is she LOL

  9. Laura says:

    Danielle Staub…..recently stripping at “Scores” in NYC?
    Ewwww! Gross and disgustable!

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20495696,00.html?xid=rss-yahooheadlines

    Personally…I’ll need two boxes of tissues, much like when CBS canceled Guiding Light, I’m going to be depressed for days. Oprah has been a part of my life for as long as she’s been on the air. I’m going to miss her!

  10. boston02127 says:

    Thanks for the new blog. I haven’t watched TC because a monkey in the kitchen can cook better than me.
    /
    Lynn, Congrats on getting to see the Oprah show. Did Beyonce perform?

  11. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thank you Quincy – I cheated last night and only tuned in for the last ten minutes. After the tour bus episode, the challenges are just not interesting to me and I really can’t take this panel of judges – sort of feel bad for Curtis Stone but he can’t elevate this motley crew of “experts”, especially he who whines while he dines.

  12. TLM says:

    I apologize if the topic has been raised – I have not been keeping up with a lot of the blog & comments – but the Forbes mag cover Bethenny is on looks frightening to me. She looks like she is about to drop dead of exhaustion, and is absolutely skeletal. I thought the same thing about the Place of Yes cover, and each successive professional photo of her seems to look worse. She says she is slowing down and trying to change, but I’m not seeing that. If you look at photos of her a few years back, her face was fuller, she radiated health, and her smile was bright. Now, she just looks vacant and kind of dead behind the eyes in these photos. She is not looking healthy to me at all. I actually find it distracting.

  13. boston02127 says:

    Quincy—I’ve been following Lisa in New England for some time now. I don’t think “Lisa” is a woman. And for some reason, I don’t think “he” is from New England either. Maybe it’s a Boston thing, most of the time you can tell if someone is not from New England by the way they speak/write. In other words, their way with words.

    • quincyil says:

      In my opinion, Lisa is Darren, Jill’s assistant. I don’t believe Lisa is a woman either.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      What about the devotion to the Bruins? Doesn’t that signal Boston or nearby?

      • boston02127 says:

        @housewifeaddict —I’m a Bruins fan and a hugh Patriots fan but it’s not 90% of my conversation as it is hers/his. I’ve check out who “lisa” is following and she follows all 4 of Boston’s teams. Bruins, Pats, Red Sox & Celtic’s. I think what “she” tweets about sports is total over load.

        “Her” love for Boston sports was not a big thing on her twitter when she first began tweeting. In one of her first blogs she wrote about her children. If she’s watching all of these sports, I can’t see how she’d have time for much else. Something about her/him rubs me the wrong way.

        • housewifeaddict says:

          It does seem to me that if I were running this scam, I’d have my own twitter account (not linked to Lisa), and then the fake one, and only use the fake one for HW business – so tweeting about the Bruins could be a coverup. He/she only has one ‘real’ friend – that tfa&&. That account is sort of the same – all Bruins plus a little bit of Ginger at the beginning. Very very strange – but so easy to set up.

          • BlueSky_Forever says:

            That’s exactly what some creepy people on twitter do. They set up fake accounts (called sock puppets) & then have the fake accounts “talk” to them or leave positive comments. Very bizarre behavior. You can buy twitter followers too. What’s the point really? One big snow job! The fakery is soon uncovered. There was a famous writer that wrote positive comments of himself for years – I believe on his own blog no less – that was recently exposed. Sorry can’t remember the name…it’s dishonest & crappy but it’s not illegal.

            • BlueSky_Forever says:

              Another weird thing about twitter. One day I mentioned ringing in my ears & the same day had some drug company following me that had a product for stopping it. Everything we write is being processed by mega computers compiling all sorts of massive data banks. I don’t look at my timeline at all & never participate in “twitter wars.” The disturbing factor is when thugs start intimidating people & try to drive them off twitter (& even stop them from blogging). Anyone can go to twitter.com then search….try looking at @jillZarin or #jillzarin to see what folks are saying to her. Then compare @Bethenny to see the difference. I’ve looked at Lynn’s timeline @Lynnnchicago to see what’s going on (I follow Lynn but don’t see what the thugs are saying, only what Lynn tweets). It is disturbing at times so best to ignore ignore ignore what the creeps tweet.

              • jillz68 says:

                I believe this. I mentioned Baby Got Back and Sir Mix-A-Lot in a tweet and immediately he started following me.

        • Debbie says:

          “Lisa” probably tweets about the Bruins because Lynn tweets occasionally about the Black Hawks..

        • T-REX says:

          OT! Boston looking forward to a great matchup tonight between my Lightning and your Bruins! Hope it’s a great game!

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I think the Bruins thing was just a dig at Lynn for being a Hawks fan. The original 6 teams have the biggest rivalries.

  14. Kats2 says:

    So any clues or guesses on what Kelly’s big secret/reveal will be tonight?

    A. She’s really a Man

    B. Some random childhood drama that is a made up story and a way to excuse her real problems we watched on Scary Island. Something that will make Ramona and Bethenny look bad for being so mean to her.

    C. Something lame, like she had bad acne as a teenager or she was the “pretty girl” everyone picked on. Kelly and Luann just use whatever it is to have a dramatic scene.

    D. Something serious

    I have already decided whatever garbage she comes up with tonight, will be manufactured and serious or not I won’t believe it. Crazy is a walking contradiction and she is clearly trying to recover from last season and take Bethenny and Ramona down.

    • quincyil says:

      From the way she acts, I think some man physcially attacked her at some time.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      My guess – she is deathly afraid of camels and any sand that isn’t from the Hamptons.

      • FLG says:

        She’ll now be making YouTube videos to help people over come their “camelphobia”.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Yes, and clearly from her pictures the first step in recovery is embracing your inner camel toe.

      • butterisafruit says:

        Whatever it is, it won’t be true. She has an odd way of remembering things. Scary Island is a prime example. ….SHE was bullied?

        • VAgirl says:

          That’s the sad part. It may very well be true and nobody is going to believe her because of her false memories of her past. How are you, Mary Ellen? I enjoyed reading your e-mail.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Kats2–I’ve missed you. You always made me laugh.

      • Kats2 says:

        Hi Boston!!! Ditto back at you!!! You always came up with the funniest stuff and great finds.

    • error404 says:

      our Kiki is queen of the cut and paste. Even her debut article at her brand new “job” was a rehash of things she’s already told us a million times. So, my money is on “something we already know”.

      in her Obsessed interview she made the curious comment that she was a twin and with twins “the boy always gets all of the attention” stated in a Phaedra “everybody knows…” way like there was some kind of general consensus of this like “boys play rougher”. This twisted view of her childhood could be repeated on RHNY as the big reveal.

      she’s also said like a million times that she has to work hard for everything and people are always discrediting her like saying she only got that job as editor of Elle because her husband was the boss. Don’t be surprised to see yet another tearful admission of this “fact” as Lulu and she commiserate ala Camille and Dede over how jealous and hurtful women can be. They hate me because I’m beautiful AND smart. Yes daaahling, women can be so mean. Look at the way Bethenny was always tearing down your accomplishments due to jealousy.

      • error404 says:

        No. I take it back. Kiki has stayed “on message” all season long. This will be about dangerous unpredictable Ramoner. Kiki will Confess to the Countess (coincidentally the title of Lulu’s next single) that Ramoner did something really awful to Kiki on Scary Island, something that made her feel unsafe, and Lulu will admit to never hearing it before. Both will be lies of course, but consider who we are talking about.

        • Lavalady says:

          I think you might be on to something here, Error. Remeber in the previews Kelly states she is not going to Morocco and Louann is convincing her to go. So Kelly’s big secret might be something that happened on Scary Island that Kelly is revealing as proof that she can not travel with Ramona. But we all know she does go.

    • boston02127 says:

      Guessing Kelly’s problems could keep us here all day. It could be about meds, having a penis, lying, being broke. It could go on and on with nutty Kelly.
      .
      Seems like Kelly & Jill are playing the crying card this season and I’m not falling for it. I have no sympathy for either of them.

    • TEB2350 says:

      Kats2-
      Nice to see you on here! You were one of the people I was wondering were still around! Loved your comment, too!

  15. WindyCityWondering says:

    My mom used to say, “if you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all!”. Apparently Jill’s mother never heard of this gem of wisdom. It would be wise if Jill would just stop trying to justify herself and if that is too difficult, then she should only comment about her own behavior and be responsible for it. The more she defends herself the more she looks like a fool with no credibility or redeeming value.

    • quincyil says:

      Jill constantly says unkind things.

    • error404 says:

      Knowing Jill it was probably the title of one chapter in the moldy book. “Mother always told me if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all. A rule that backstabbing bitch Bethenny never follows. You’ve all seen how she insults everyone every chance she gets on the show. See, I had a good family to raise me, Bethenny had none.”

  16. boston02127 says:

    Jill’s tweet~~~
    Tonight is important episode to me. My stepdaughter jennifer Zarin makes her tv debut. Very powerful moment. Get tissues out!!

    • Jill announced that she is going to tweet during the show tonight. I guess that means that Jill will be featured in tonight’s episode a lot. That is a good reason not to watch tonight. 😦

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Her need to have the final word is disgusting! Does she really believe that viewers are so stupid that they need her twisted cliff notes?

      • FLG says:

        Oh dear, no Ustream? What will I do? How will I carry on?

      • quincyil says:

        For the first time Jill talked about being a grandmother too.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        No- you are forgetting the best part- she announced because she would be “tweeting live” during the show- because as everybody knows all other tweets get lost in the space/time continuum.

    • Kats2 says:

      “Powerful” oh please

    • error404 says:

      Oh crap. I had harbored the hope that the Zarin kids secretly hated Jill’s guts, siding with their Mom over Bawby, and resenting Jill’s interfearance in the fambly business. I would predict she’d be an absolute nightmare as a MIL, but here is step-DIL coming on the show as yet another flying monkey to recite her scripted “Jill is a saint and saved my life, why do people say ‘I hate Jill Zarin’?” lines. This is worse than finding out Santa doesn’t exist.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Everybody knows (in my Phaedra voice) that Jill is mother earth incarnate and that young people need her nurturing and wise guideance.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Someone in Bobby’s family is deaf – either his daughter or a grandchild, if I remember an old tweet from Jill correctly.

      • error404 says:

        a deaf grandchild? she really is pulling out all the stops to gain sympathy!

        • housewifeaddict says:

          It had to do with when she tweeted about Pregnant in Heels and Rosie’s accent. One of her responses to a nasty tweet was that there was someone in Bawbee’s family that was deaf. I’ve got to go to work, otherwise I’d look it up – old memory is failing me.

          • MAMAZ says:

            Take it from someone who knows – the hearing impaired community does NOT want or see any need for sympathy from hearing folks. They do not see deafness as a disablility and some can be downright militant about the issue. If JZ is gonna play a deaf card for sympathy she just may get an earful herself.

            • quincyil says:

              Her step daughter is on tonight and there will be tears. I wonder if this has anything to do with Jill’s comments.

            • 2Stupid says:

              If you are a relative of Jill’s it would be a blessing (Joking, not insensitive to anyone who is deaf) to not have to hear that shrill voice in your ear all the time!

    • AZ Girl says:

      I looked up Jill’s tweet and found a nasty tweet responding to Jill from a guy who works with disabled adults. He called her tweet shameful to those with disabilities. I went back to cut and paste it for here and its gone.

  17. neroes says:

    Ramona’s tweet: Get ready for Luann & Jill to go after me & caught in a lie again tonight.

  18. A tweet from Ramona:

    ramonasinger: Get ready for Luann and Jill to go after me and caught in a lie again on rhonyc tonite Off to gym to work off my aggravation over this

    • quincyil says:

      I am glad she is fighting back.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Ramona is stronger than the two of those harpies combined. Since another Zarin lie will be exposed tonight then we can assume the Titanic will be busy hitting yet another iceberg of truth this week.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I feel for her. I deal daily (at work) with a perpetual liar. Sometimes my jaw just drops open – it is unbelievable. But her boss doesn’t call her on it – she thinks that engaging her makes it worse. It is very infuriating though.

      • IndianaHousewife says:

        I feel for you. I don’t deal with a liar, just a know it all. I spend more time during the week with her than my husband, maybe I should have a work place affair, and start hanging out in the office next door?

        • housewifeaddict says:

          The strange thing is that she lies with such confidence that some people (not many, but the really really dumb ones) believe her – and think the boss is being mean. It has a lot of parallels to Jill and Kelly’s behavior. I can’t figure out if she knows she’s lying, or if she’s mentally ill and delusional.

          • IndianaHousewife says:

            I hear you. Wish I had a great witty response but I do not. This type of stuff makes for a really long day.

            The good news is, it also really makes me appreciate my weekends and time at home with my family.

            Hope it gets better for you.

    • Kats2 says:

      Ramona has her moments and can be mean but I don’t recall Ramona EVER lying and when she has been mean she has apologized.

      Any follow up on what Bethenny had to say about Ramona on WWHL?

  19. cabbie413 says:

    Housewives of New Jersey cast will be on Wendy Williams today!

  20. FLG says:

    What will the New York ladies have in store for us tonight? Spoiler alert:
    Countess Squash Blossom High Horse plans a big exotic trip for the ladies, hoping the getaway will help quell all the petty clashing. (Wouldn’t her constant back stabbing during her TH segments help more?)
    Some of the ladies prepare for the vacation by checking in at a spa, (I guess this explains Ramona’s trip to the gym this morning)
    Others save face by visiting a plastic surgeon. (Which face is Jill going to have liquid lifted this week? Will she drag Sonja along and plunge needles into Sonja, now that Jill is a doctor and all…..)
    Elsewhere, Jill hosts an anti-bullying event—even inviting Ramona to the affair. (No doubt about it, Jill is going to turn this into a-how-to instructional class on how to bully, lie about it and TRY to get away with it!)
    I can’t wait to see Alex’s TH segments tonight!
    Jill, dahling, it’s time to join the Y and take swimming lessons. Since your Titanic is sinking, it would be a good idea to learn how to swim. It may not sink just off the coast of Manhattan or the Hamptons….

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Does anyone find it ironic that they’d wax before going to a country where they have to cover up. I’m assuming Kelly can’t walk around in a bikini in Morocco. Please make it so……

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Of course, despite it bring a Sex in the City ripoff organized by Bravo, this is being promoted as “LuLu’s” trip- she needed a story line and it looks like they gave the old dog a bone.

  21. 2Stupid says:

    I suppose everyone has seen Lynn’s shout out by reality tea:
    http://www.realitytea.com/

    • housewifeaddict says:

      YES!!!!!

    • quincyil says:

      Thanks for bring that to today’s board.

      • butterisafruit says:

        Why do people cave when Jill threatens to “bring in her lawyers”. Hell bring in the damn lawyers. Then bring on the depositions, the URL’s the fake names the erroneous accolades .
        Expose all of her antics and fraudulent manipulations. Bring in Amazon too. I’d love to get that tramp in a board room.

        • cabbie413 says:

          ohhhhhhhh Jill on Celebrity Apprentice — oh man, yes! Bring her into the board room!!!! Could you just imagine how they would edit her and all the lies that she tells..and whining to Bawby..

          • 2Stupid says:

            Don’t forget her and Trump are “friends.” She name dropped him last season at her fabulous skating party.

    • HD says:

      I am so happy for Lynn! It seems like now is her time to shine!!! As we say around my neck of the woods, “Get yo shine on!”

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I’m happy for Lynn too. Not only do I get to enjoy the success that is coming her way and the perks from it, but the fact that it’s burning JZ is like the cherry on top.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      The also included my tweet to Ramona and Alex at the end. I’m grinning from ear to ear now…will this be the fatal blow that gets me banned from ‘following’ JZ?

  22. quincyil says:

    Jillzarin Jill Zarin
    You are even more beautiful in person. Congrats on your success. Follow me so i can dm u! RT @DritaDavanzo Hung out… http://tl.gd/ai49gt
    10 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    Jill is hanging out with one of the Mob Wives. Drita has two daughter and is married to Lee who is in prison for bank robberies. Drita is the one who chocke Renee in the birthday part for Carla and who puts people in the hospital when she beats them up.

    • VAgirl says:

      Oooh. Jill better not cross Drita. Drita means business when she gets angry.

    • FLG says:

      Hey Jill…..take Drita to lunch!

    • Adgirl says:

      I’m telling “yous”. If the lawyers & PR people can’t help Jill, then she’s bringing in some heavy hitters from Staten Island. Run Andy run!

    • Debbie says:

      I see that Jill is adding to her “Fabulous Circle of Friends”. And a woman from Staten Island! What is she thinking?

      • FLG says:

        Is Jill moving to Todt Hill?

        • quincyil says:

          Jill thinks we are horrible and she is lunching with Mob Wives.

          • Happymouth says:

            and invited het to be on the show ………..lol
            Jillzarin Jill Zarin
            @ @DritaDavanzo maybe u could come on housewives next season and help me out?

            • Okie Folkie says:

              That reminds me of last year when jz was on Andy’s show & she looked into the camera and said for everyone to contact HER regarding that awful Skanker female’s show being taped in Manhatten.
              Andy, reeled her back in on that one.

              But, it does seem as though she pretty much does as she pleases with no obvious consequences, imo.

  23. 2Stupid says:

    This is probably a good thing, but can’t you do anything with out alerting the media, Geesh!
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20495696,00.html

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Probably because this whole thing is nothing than a publicity stunt. Her and Botox Hoax mom should share a room together.

  24. FLG says:

    Today is hubs birthday. I’ll take one for the team….Jill and Drita you’re invited to Hubs b’day party tonight.

    • Lavalady says:

      So what’s on the menu?

      • FLG says:

        Bone in Prime Rib, death by chocolate cake (just out of the oven), and if Jill pisses Drita off, I guess Jill’s head on a platter…..

        • Lavalady says:

          ok, I’ll be by for dessert around 8.

          • FLG says:

            perfect timing! Hubs likes dinner served at 7. Dessert should be at 8. Unless he get’s too Pinot-ed….

            • Debbie says:

              FLG
              I think I live really close to you. I’ can be there by 630-7pm. What can I bring?

            • Okie Folkie says:

              Well, I will be there at 7! The menu sounds soo yummy!
              I’ve been meaning to make a from scratch chocolate pie, either that or a choco banana pudding, but I sit here….reading, laughing & visiting!

              BTW, Bring on the Lawyers, Jillzy.

              And, I hope, hope, HOPE Jill & Drita become very close friends, then Drita’s career skyrockets…..(I take that back, I dont want that woman to become any more famous/infamous than she already is…BUT….) it would be so much fun to watch jz go “WE’RE DONE, Beth, I mean Drita!”
              I’m thinkin, jz could end up in the hospital…..

          • Mookies1mom says:

            I’d like to join you as well. I actually have a silver platter I inherited from my mom. I can bring that with me. Need anything else?

            • Okie Folkie says:

              Looks like its all settled then!

              PARTY TONIGHT at FLG’s HOUSE!!!

              Lemme see, I’ll bring something…not exactly sure what, but I promise…it’ll be good!

              FLG, I hope FLG’s hubby is all ready for a surprise Birthday Party!! Should we hide behind the couch and holler “SURPRISE!!”?
              (I reeeeaaally need a party!)

              Plus FLG has arranged the entertainment too, we’ll get to watch the flea-bag Luman, gnaw on a bone, while we’re all inside having a great party!
              I cant wait, I caint wait!

        • FLG says:

          and lots of skinny girl margaritas and Ramona Pinot Grigio.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I want to come too! 🙂

          • Okie Folkie says:

            Cool! I’ll stop by & pick you up. We’ll have FUN! But, wait wheres FLG with the directions to his house???

            FLG!!! You didnt bail on us didja?

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              We can always get drunk some where on Ramona Pinto and SkinnyGirl cocktails.

  25. FLG says:

    Am quickly putting away the good china and silver……

    • Okie Folkie says:

      Probably a good idea! I spill a lot, but I do not put my elbows on the table! And, I’ll help w/clean-up!

  26. FLG says:

    Countess, can I borrow a couple of your necklaces? I need to set a couple of extra places at the table tonight,.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Ha! Good one FLG!

    • FLG says:

      Countess, looks like I’m gonna need a couple more of your necklaces…..in fact, can I just borrow your jewelry trunk?

      • FLG says:

        Oh, btw Countess, there won’t be any microphones at tonight’s soiree.

        • Okie Folkie says:

          PLEASE tell me just ’cause you’re using her hubcaps…’er joorey, she’s NOT invited to dinner? Say no, say NO! You KNOW she’ll hack, uuummm I mean sing.

        • jillz68 says:

          No microphones, no problem. It would get in the way of the junk grabbing.

          • FLG says:

            ROFL…if she tries to grab my or my hubs junk, Drita is instructed to use the machete lavalady is bringing!

            • Mookies1mom says:

              Wish your hubs a Happy Birthday for us. Actually, scratch that we’ll do it once we all arrive. Hope he doesn’t mind a few extra guests! But we are providing entertainment by bringing LuLu so that should totally make up for it. 😉

  27. Adgirl says:

    I wish SNL would do a skit of Jill calling her lawyers everytime things don’t go her way. She probably threatens to sue Bobby if he doesn’t give the right birthday gift.

  28. Adgirl says:

    The Forbes article about Bethenny is really good. The headline is: Can Bethenny Crack a Billion Dollars?
    OMG heads are spinning in glittery turquoise apartments.

    http://www.forbes.com/2011/05/17/celebrity-100-11-bethenny-frankel-skinnygirl-bravo-money-makers.html

    • FLG says:

      Wouldn’t it be faabulous if Bethenny gets her own show, and knocks Martha Stewart off the air!!!! (is Martha still on the air?)

      • katlg says:

        Hey FLG, I think martha is on Hallmark…..I am pretty sure I live close to you also, we SoFlo’s should get together…..

        • FLG says:

          Great idea! All the gay clubs used to host Dallas and Dynasty nights. We can have IHJZ night! We could invite Sol and Gloria down from Boca! (that last part is sooo not a good idea. Well, brief moment of clarity over for FLG!)

          • FLG says:

            Must be the fumes from the death-by-chocolate cake!!! It smells really good here at Hubs and FLG residence today!

            • Okie Folkie says:

              yer killin me, with alla the good chocolate cake, freshly baked aromas.
              I wanna see Florida….I wanna drive down A1A & listen to the old Buffet songs too…

              • Lavalady says:

                “fins to the left…..fins to the right”

                • Okie Folkie says:

                  Big GRIN, lavalady!

                  Now, I’m thinkin’ of “A White Sports Coat and Pink Crustacean”.
                  And alla the very old Buffet tunes of the late 70’s early 80’s.

          • katlg says:

            We should see if there are any clubs on Las Olas that watch any of the HW’s shows, that would be a hoot!!

            • FLG says:

              Parking is too hard to come by on Las Olas. We’re going to have to go to Wilton Manors for this.

              • FLG says:

                Cathode Ray closed several years ago….

              • katlg says:

                Forgot about the parking…too bad Hamburger Mary’s isn’t still there, loved that place!

                • FLG says:

                  It was fun! Have you ever eaten at Tropics? I always feel so young when I go there!

                • FLG says:

                  Rosie’s is pretty much the same fare that Hamburger Mary’s had. Same owners and location…..

                  • katlg says:

                    I have got to get out more…Dino used to do my hair @ Curl up and Dye on Wilton Dr. a very long time ago, anyway I love our area….

    • Kats2 says:

      Great article! Thank you for posting the link. I hope Jill and Kelly’s head explode when they read it.

  29. AZ Girl says:

    I enjoyed TCM last night. It was really sweet. I like the fact that they cooked in a normal kitchen and it was all about the food. Love Gael Green. I miss having her judge on a regular basis. Elvis story was great!

    I believe tonight is the NY episode where Kelly tells the ladies that she does not want to go to Morocco. First she says it is because of Ramona but later we get some information from Kelly as to why she prefers to have an “out” when going places.

    This explains her Scary Island behavior and how she felt trapped on that trip. This also supports this blogs opinion that Kelly does not like to stay at any events very long and leaves shortly after she arrives whenever she is public. My opinion is she has a drug problem but I could be wrong.

    • Lavalady says:

      Is this why Jill it tweeting about her part in tonight’s show. She is afraid all the attention will go to Kelly and her big reveal?

    • butterisafruit says:

      Or why she sits and seethes during reunions? I swear that woman is a drunk. She can’t go long without a slurp.

    • FLG says:

      Must be Jill’s squishware. She hasn’t gone into the restroom and turned it inside out yet…..

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Yes and I am so proud of her for wearing them!

    • Lavalady says:

      Jill’s ripped jeans in the first picture are just horrid!

      • cabbie413 says:

        i was just thinking the same thing! Jill is trying to dress young and hip.. she’s not either.

        I can see Gretchen’s half-wig too. They could’ve covered it up more.

      • 2Stupid says:

        I know. Bawby should get that woman a mirror. I think down deep he must be a little passive aggressive to let her walk out the door looking the way she does sometimes. On the other hand his shirts can be a little out there too, circa 1980 Miami Vice.

        • HD says:

          What the heck was Cindy wearing?

          • FLG says:

            I thought Moo-Moos were just supposed to be worn at home…………

            • cabbie413 says:

              by 65 and older 350 lb women

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              they usually are so apparently one of Cindy’s 50 assistants forgot to tell her to change before she left her apartment.

              • FLG says:

                Maybe the airline lost her luggage in Miami, so Gloria (Mother’s NOT Happy) jumped in her car and drove that Moo-Moo to Miami…

                • FLG says:

                  Cindy Barstool now owes the entire Zarin/Kamen clan big time for delivering that Moo-Moo. She’s really going to have some fanny kissing to work off that debt. We know they keep score!

          • AZ Girl says:

            One of Maude’s outfits from Golden Girls.

      • FLG says:

        she wore better jeans when she was shoveling leaves into bags in Central Park!

    • boston02127 says:

      Is Jill trying to be cool with her torn jeans? News flash Jill, even poor peeps don’t like them. Take my word for it. And knowing that they aren’t “worn out” and you paid about $200. for them, makes me hate you more.

  30. jeepers1941 says:

    Dear Lord,
    Please tell me I didn’t just read that jz is bringing her step-daughter on the show! She must have squeezed someone’s balls really tight to pull this off. Maybe she thinks she can get Bravo to keep herself on the show if she provides them with someone who will attract more viewers? How does Bravo let her get by with all this crap? I know that people say Bobby Zarin is a rich man, but hey, the way jz has spent his money over the years, he can’t be that rich anymore, can he? Has he got that kind of clout ($$) and input about what his adoring wife can do on this show. And I also noticed from the very beginning, that it is always jz voice introducing the show each week! Why is that? Do the Zarins hold a majority of investment money on this show? Something just doesn’t add up with this woman, not then, not now!

    • California35 says:

      I had wondered if they invest in the show…but knowing JZ, she would have brag, I mean told us already. No?
      What about the step daughter?

  31. WindyCityWondering says:

    So two weeks in a row Jill is giving out information before the episode (and now Ramona is too) airs – where is Bravo or their lawyers? It kind of spoils the fun that we know that Jill will be caught, yet again, in a big, fat LIE.

    • Adgirl says:

      If she lies every week then it’s not a spoiler. LOL.

    • jeepers1941 says:

      WCW
      No offense to the Danish people, but something smells fishy in Denmark! Why are they allowed to do this? Bravo I think has lost control when it comes to jz, Ramona is fed up with all the bs, and frankly, I think she has better fish to fry too! It would not surprise me to hear this is her last season with the show, or whenever her contract is up!

    • T-REX says:

      Because the Bravo ratings are down seriously this season from last season and these are like Tweet-TV commercials for their show. They have to do something to get people to tune into the trainwreck that is this season!

  32. Adgirl says:

    I don’t know if I can watch tonight’s episode of Three Men & a Baby beat down Ramona. (Three Men: LouMan, Sasquatch, Barstool. Baby: Jill.)

    It’s all so one way and truly cruel. Good on Ramona for standing her ground. Is this is episode she cries? I can’t take it.

  33. WindyCityWondering says:

    I look at it this way – Jill is helping Ramona in her career!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      She had to set up her addiction so she can qualify for his show.

      • TLM says:

        I completely agree though that if ANYONE can use Drew’s help, it’s Danielle. I do think she may be a sex addict as well as have several personality disorders.

  34. Kelly Bensimon Fears Another Breakdown During Cast Vacation
    __________________________________________________

    Kelly Bensimon isn’t looking to replicate her infamous meltdown in St. John.

    On the May 19 episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bensimon, 43, tells costars LuAnn de Lesseps, Jill Zarin and Cindy Barshop that she won’t be joining them on a Moroccan getaway.

    The reason? “I cannot go on a trip with Ramona [Singer],” she explains. “It’s hard for me to be in a room with her. I’m too sensitive.”

    “You guys are amazing and I don’t want to put myself in a situation where I have to remove myself,” Bensimon adds, referencing her early exit from the cast’s St. John vacation in season 3.

    De Lesseps, 46, can’t understand why Singer’s presence would prohibit Bensimon from having a good time. “This trip is going to be fantastic,” she presses. “Why are you letting Ramona interfere with this trip? It’s not seven days of her — it’s seven days of us!”

    http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/kelly-bensimon-fears-another-breakdown-during-cast-vacation-2011195

    • TEB2350 says:

      KKB is a nut case

      • HD says:

        Why is she afraid when I thought she said it was a breakthrough? SMH.

        It appears Ramona is going to be doing the crying this time around.

        • FLG says:

          HD, you took the words right out of my mouth. Isn’t a “breakthrough” a good thing? Wouldn’t Kelly Gummy Bears want another?

        • California35 says:

          They are going to try to get Ramona to act like Kelly did on scary island.

          I can imagine Jill and Luann acting like “this time” they will be there to protect her. Do they not know what really happened? Did they not watch the episodes?? Or are they simply trying to make up their own version where Kelly really was the victim?

        • TLM says:

          Yes, it seems in every RH trip out of the country, one woman is required to lie on a bed in her dress hysterically crying. KKB has passed the baton to Ramona. LOL.

      • I guess that is Kelly’s big secret. How exciting! *rolls eyes*

      • Lavalady says:

        We’ve all seen the coming attraction where Kelly says “going to Morocco was the trip of a lifetime” slurring it all together so she sounds like a moron.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sorry Kelly – your behavior on Scary Island was yours alone to own. NO bait and switch in housewifeland. So pack your meds, pull up your big boy/girl pants and give us some great tv.

      • Kelly can’t keep her story straight. First she claimed that all four of the women systematically bullied her, now she is blaming Ramona for her “breakthrough”. Why did Bravo invite this woman back? I still don’t understand why they insist on subjecting the viewers of RHONY to Kelly every week.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          It would have been even nicer if BravoAndy had let the other wives talk about Scary Island at the reunion. NO ONE is buying Kelly’s version or her new fears. RHNY lost viewers because of that and now Bravo wants us to watch the loon leave NYC again???

          • boston02127 says:

            Kelly probably isn’t allowed to leave the US after the her last vacation fiasco.

          • TLM says:

            I thought the clips of Morocco showed KKB in them??? Isn’t she saying something like “The trip to Morocco was the trip of a lifetime?”

            Look, if she isn’t going I’m not complaining. I never wanted to see her back after last season in the first place.

    • Kats2 says:

      Someone please punch Crazy in the face.

  35. susan says:

    Back to Wendy Williams: I am soooo tired of the ladies’ excuses for Ashley’s behavior.
    Her parents divorced? Really? So do 50% of marriages in the USA. Her mom should just throw the bitch out. But then again she won’t because if Ashley went bye bye Ms. Laurita would have no story line.

    • TLM says:

      That’s so true. She has no Danielle to talk about, so what’s she going to do, show her Mommy and Me class and have Chris talk about his gun cabinet again?? Ashley is the only reason Jac is still on.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I wonder if she is not having the boys on this season. It was odd that she brought a dog to her play date with Teresa.

  36. California35 says:

    Hi everyone…I have only read the first part of the coments…Jill and stuff.

    Do you guys remember when Bethenny said that she didn’t want to win or Jill to lose? She said that if Jill lose no one is happy or something like that…it seems that Jill will not go away and will not behave well becasue she is LOSING!! She goes after who ever is against her in any way…(at least in her mind). If things don’t go her way, eveyone pays.

    Why can she be like other people (real) celebrities who can care less about what is said about them. I am not saying others don’t really really care, but they don’t get in our faces if we don’t like them. They know they have fans and ignore those who are not…why CAN’T Jill do the same….she just keeps giving us more to talk about her…if she was just doing “her” show and living her life AWAY from viewers. She could have a private life and we would stop talking about her. The bad thing (another bad thing), she wants people to talk about her, she just doesn’t want people to talk bad about her.

    • boston02127 says:

      Interesting about putting oil in h20 for pasta. I always have. Guess I’ll stop and use a biggrer pan.

      • klmh says:

        Ive always put salt int he water to boil, and so many other things listed here. I was amazed at the number of superstitions I use when I cook!

  37. TLM says:

    GiggleGretchen is pissing me off again. They are rerunning the “tubbawubba” episode and I am mystified why GiggleGretchen, aka Retchin’ Bossy, says SLADE is the one acting like he’s 5 because he has the audacity to be upset with her calling him a name and giggling like her blond bobble head is going to fall off each time. Really? Who’s the one acting like 5? Who’s the one acting like the schoolyard bully laughing at someone else’s problems? And then she’s UPSET with him since he said he’s going to jog home. Really, Retchin’ Bossy? Isn’t that what you wanted, for him to get exercise because “I don’t want my dogs, my man, or anything else in my life to be fat”? Or do you prefer to sabotage him so you have a punching bag? What a passive-aggressive, vicious and cold bitch.

    By no means is Slade perfect, but they’ve been replaying the old OC episodes, and he admits he was full of himself, and how he has been humbled now that he doesn’t have the money he once did. I really think he is changing as a person. Who knows, he may wind up being the one who dumps HER size-2 ass.

  38. California35 says:

    Kelly’s big secrete is…. is…. is… that she doesn’t have a twin brother, that SHE IS the brother….. lol

  39. California35 says:

    DO any of you watch something else other than reality TV? I was wondering about Greys Anathomy, it is one of my favorites .. .. or should I say used to be. I am still watching it, but its been a while since I have been excited to watch it. I stoped watching Private Practice like two seasons ago, a show I watched only because it was after Grey’s. Do you guys watch GAnathomy and do you still like it? I just wandered if it is just me.

    • Lavalady says:

      I watch Glee and House.

      • California35 says:

        I used to watch House also, but I don’t know what happened. I think my DVR skiped it a few times for some other shows, and I never went back to it. I do catch a rerum here and there though…

        • Okie Folkie says:

          I have recently begun watching Criminal Minds. Mostly the reruns on A & E.
          I used to watch House, also….but, it too fell away. I dont know why. I really dont watch very much ‘Network/real Produced’ TV anymore.

          Although, I do like Treme and some of the shows on HBO and Showtime.

          • California35 says:

            I have a few shows on showtime and HBO…Nurse Jacky, US of Tara, Big C, Weeds, Dexter, True Blood, Shameless, those are still good 🙂 and just got into two new ones that I am still making my mind about…Borgias and Game of Thrones.
            This has been brought to you by HBO and SHOWTIME lol 😛 sorry about that.

            Any ways, from Bravo the housewives and chefs seem to be those more popular. Everything else is just ok, I guess. NY and NJ for me right now, and not live…at least not NJ. Is Inside the Actors Studio still on? I thought it had come back…

            • California35 says:

              how about My life in the D list?

            • Okie Folkie says:

              Dexter! HOW could I have forgotten about Dexter!!! Probably because its in the off season.
              I cant wait for my favorite Serial Killer to come back!

              And, I think Kathy Griffin decided not to do another season of “D List”.
              The last time she was on WWHL it sounded as though she wanted to devote more time to her Stand Up routine.
              And probably spend more time with Maggie.

              • California35 says:

                When someone told me about this show, I was like … me watch something like that? lol then I did and it became one of my favorites. I like Dexter…who ever he kills is worst than he is….

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  I wonder what it will be like next season because in real life he was married to the actress who plays his sister Deb on the show. The rumor is, he cheated on his wife with Julia Stiles who was a guest on the show.

                  • California35 says:

                    Really??? I didn’t know that!!! I think I read that they got a divorse or are getting a divorse.

                  • Okie Folkie says:

                    I heard that too. But, both of them did deny it ever happened. As far as I know, they havent been “together”as a couple???

                    I love that show. I didnt know what they would do after John Lithgow. But they DID a good job. I still miss Rita!

                    • Rabble Rouser says:

                      Oh the dexter board on showcase, it seems like a lot of people hated Rita and the thought the two kids that played her son and daughter were horrible actors.

          • lillybee says:

            I have gotten addicted to CM, too. The reruns are great.

            • Okie Folkie says:

              They are lillybee! But, sometimes I catch them on some other channel, so now it seems like they are all on a loop. I’ve only seen maybe 30 shows, but its always the SAME show, I’ve already seen. Does that happen in your area?
              Plus CMs has been on for quite awhile, right?

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I love House

    • Nancy says:

      Calif,
      Do you think what goes on in Grey’s Anatomy actually goes on in real hospitals?
      This might be a trick question:)
      How are your dogs?

      • California35 says:

        Nancy, so if this is a trick question, is the answer yes? 😛

        I would think that the show has some true or some similar cases to real ones. Are you asking about the medical stuff, the politics of it, the friendships, the sleeping around (hehehe).

        • Nancy says:

          Calif,
          A+!! Good work! Teaching hospitals are the worst.
          (which of course is where I work) Then comes where in the hospital one works. Emergency Room gets that prize hands down. Why? Young ER doc’s, Policemen, firemen,
          Paramedics, high stress…and yes I work in the ER.
          But I am a happily married women 🙂 It is a entertaining train wreck to watch though.
          How are your dogs?

          • California35 says:

            🙂 aaww thanks – its been a looooong time since I got that grade any where or with anyone lol (no really, sad…)

      • California35 says:

        My dog is doing well, how about yours? Mine will be getting some grooming this weekend after a very long time. I feel bad for her 😦 but she does need more work than I can do myself. I only give her baths and brush her. I should have taken her often so that she would be used to it by now, but I always felt bad for her….now I am feeling bad also..but I keep telling myself that it is time and that this is a good thing for her. Please tell me that too 🙂

        • Nancy says:

          Calif,
          I posted that before getting your last post.
          OMG on the grooming issue. Emily (pug) literally acts like she is getting murdered when we cut her nails!
          Getting her in a bath tub just wasn’t going to happen.
          Now I take her in the shower with me, my husband needs to be there so I can pass her off. It is insane!!!
          She is 12lbs. I asked my vet to cut her nails and he looked at my like “You have to be kidding. You treat gun shot victims and you can’t cut you dogs nails?”
          Needless to say I won that war. I had to leave the room
          but when he brought Emily back to me he was just shaking his head in disbelief. I had to laugh. The weird thing is that I have had her all her life (minus the 6 wks after she was born) and she has NEVER been hurt or abused so where does this behavior come from?
          She has been the love of my life for the past 17 yrs now:)

          • California35 says:

            So Lu is not the only one then? One time I took her and thought that if I stayed while she got the work done, then it would give her some “support”, but she was wining and looking at my direction until I was told I should go lol I was told that she didn’t act like that when I wasn’t there. The thing is that I always wondered why she got like that. I noticed that some places are very nice and extra nice and understanding with dogs, so I thoguht maybe I was taking her to the wrong places…paying less. Any ways, I have a few stories, but none pleasant…and the very last time was when I was taking her to a far a way place JUST because I thought it was a better place…I would meet with a girlfriend or go have some lunch…but that last time, I was away for an hour and my poor little baby was still on the tab wet as she was when I left her….AN HOUR!!! I was like that’s it no more…and that was at a place where I knew the person…I was so disapointed. Now I am feeling like canceling the appointment 😦 sigh…

            • California35 says:

              she always lets me give her bath, but not too happy about it. If she notices ahea of time, she tries to hide. I have a nail cliper, but it was too much trouble the first time I tried (over a year ago), that I didn’t cut any nails…until just last night, when I tried again and I cut TWO of them…she let me but I could tell she didn’t like it. I figured I will try another two tonight 🙂

              • Nancy says:

                Calif,
                Have you seen that electric nail cutter (actually it’s a sander)?
                I bought one but Emily was terrified of the noise. I’ll be happy to give it to you if you want it.
                It works on cats as well.
                (except for MY cats) They have an excuse though. They both are feral. What an ordeal that is!!
                It has taken me 4 yrs for them to come to me on their own. To date this is my greatest accomplishment. They do though accept Emily as part of their pack. Maybe because she is the same size? I’ve said this before on IHJZ the dog eats the cats food, cats eat the dog food,
                and the “humans” eat whatever food that they can find that is not spoiled. I never told that man that I could cook 🙂

                • California35 says:

                  lol

                  I saw the roller blade or something, but a friend of mine had the same problem and didn’t recomend it. Also, she said that it takes a long time to cut only one…so the noice and the trouble would be a long one. Thanks for your offer though, I appreciate it 🙂 Maybe when I go to SF, I stop by 😉

  40. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Kelly can’t go because of a contractual problem. Her ubiquitous cameltoe has a non-compete clause that states it, the cameltoe, camelfoot & camelknuckle, will be the only camels shown with Kelly. The reason she cries to TurquoiseLu is because she feels her cameltoe,foot,knuckle with its legal savvy has upstaged her, making appearances, getting more camera time and actually has her by the balls! 😛

    (TM OMIB/ubiquitous cameltoe)

  41. mamecastle says:

    I’m kind of in a mini Twitter-fight with @kellybensimon! It bothers me how she gets to act like she’s the victim from Scary Island, I asked her (after she lectured me) if she ever apologized to anyone…. No response yet! What should I say now that I have her ear?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      good luck with that conversation….tell her the better person always apologizes!

      • Okie Folkie says:

        And, please re-post the conversation here! We wanna see! I hope she’ll talk about her “break through”.

    • jillz68 says:

      I love reading twitter wars against the housewives! If you feel comfortable posting your twitter name I will follow you and sit back with some popcorn to enjoy it all!

      • Okie Folkie says:

        I have never been to Twitter….can you just look in and watch all the HWs wars without having an account?

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      The reason why she hasn’t answered you is that she is off making sand angels in the cat litter box. I swear anytime she says something, I feel like I am watching someone interview Charles Manson. A simple question is replied with manic nonsense and inane rambles marked with delusions of grandeur.

  42. OneMoreInBoston says:

    If the Scary Island trip was a breakthrough, why wouldn’t you want to go on another trip? It sounded like your job of making great TV was a very positive and uplifting experience for you.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      oops- meant that for mamecastle’s twitter war with Kelly

    • California35 says:

      that is right…she made great tv…why not again? Oh that is right, because she is making reat tv right now by saying that she doesn’t want to go to this trip…sorry my mistake…lol

      She just changes stories like Jill….

    • boston02127 says:

      OMIB—can i tweet that to her?

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        do it!

      • California35 says:

        I have a twitter question….I resently created the account. I am not following Jill, but I just saw a coment from her on my wall. WHY? I went to my “followers” to see if she is following me (doubtful), but she is not in my tiny list. Why am I seeing her twitt? I do have Bethenny, Andy, and Bravo so maaaaybe she wrote to them? hhmmm I will check again later, but if you know the anser 🙂

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          sorry – I’m not a twatter- just a twat 😉

          someone smarter than me will be along shortly I’m sure.

          • California35 says:

            Thanks OMIB…I didn’t want to follow her since I am sure I will read what she writes some how…also I don’t want to give her another follower.

        • MichellefromNY says:

          Because someone you follow retweeted what jill said. In the fine print on the bottom of the tweet, you can see which friend retweeted it

  43. WindyCityWondering says:

    It would be much more meaningful if Ramona or Alex said they would not go if Kelly was going to Morocco.

    • California35 says:

      Right?!! that would make sense to me…this lonatic is saying that SHE is affraid…if she said that she is affraid SHE would turn into that crazzy lonatic would make sense too 😛

    • ramonacoaster says:

      You would think that would be the case.

  44. Malinia says:

    I’m feeling bad for REALLY OLD HOUSEWIFE, but I understand that she would rather just quit than take so much crap. Still, I wish there was a way to support her here.

    That really sucks.

    Also, I saw the Kim (and initial) name as one of the ones suing or harassing her, but I don’t watch the other shows, so which Kim? Which show?

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I feel really bad too, but like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, ROH will be back.

      She seems like she needs a break from the twitter trollies.

      Kim G. from RHONJ’s attorney contacted her to take down a YouTube video that had been sent to ROH with Kim G *ALLEGEDLY*making racist comments.

      *ALLEGEDLY* because they’ve all been yanked so unless you saw them yourself, there’s no way of proving that she said anything.

      Then when ROH posted them, some of Kim G’s neighbors started coming out of the woodwork saying ALOT of other derogotory stuff about her- hence the warning that she was not responsible for any posters comments.

      sigh. what a bunch of unnecessary and uncalled for dramz

      • AZ Girl says:

        Kim G is nuts and I mean really, seriously crazy. The fact she was pictured kissing Michael Lohan qualifies her for the straight jacket.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I think she was upset that some of the people who gave her info folded once Kim G threatened legal action.

      And Kim G did say she felt like she was in Aunt Jemima land. Suck it Kim G.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I don’t think ROH’s feathers were ruffled by Kim G’s attorneys- it was horrible twitter people publishing her GPS coordinates and her real name. jerks.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        Hey I just checked – and ROH is baaaaccckkk. I think she just left twitter.
        Her comments are disabled too, maybe for the best until all of the kerfuffle dies down.

        • Okie Folkie says:

          I have really enjoyed ROH blog, too. I feel so badly for her that that horrible Kim & the twitter’er folks made things so stressful for her.
          I hope she will begin blogging again at some point.

          GOOD LUCK, ROH!! XOXOX

        • klmh says:

          I read that ROH will be closing the blog in the near future. I haven’t been around lately, but this woman is a peach. I love her humor and I also received a great meatloaf recipe from her site.
          I tried to go back and read from her blogs why she has come to this decision. I understand the Kim G thing, but who is Hada? I ate it she is the other character involved in the story, and I think Im missing the boat because I don’t and will never twitter. Is Hada, the woman that supplied the housewives names, supposed to be Kim G. as well?

          • klmh says:

            take it, not ate it. How did I do that?

          • AZ Girl says:

            I did not get the Hada dispute but I am also not on Twitter. Hard to follow.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              if you have the strength and fortitide- if you read alllll of her comments- it will become clearer.

              I also think she is writing a recap of the whole mess.

  45. California35 says:

    From Jill—“Tell everyone to please watch tonight and support Bobby’s daughter and my stepdaughter.Wait till you see what Ramona says about her.We died.”

  46. VAgirl says:

    I just saw a picture of Joe and Melissa Gorga on Reality Tea and OMG, he has the Ter head tilt thing going!

    • Okie Folkie says:

      Eeeeewwwwiiiee-yuckie!
      So, now I’m off to see if I can find it!

    • error404 says:

      I hate to admit it, but this might sick me in. It’s like the Richards sisters’ sibling rivalry crossbred with the Jill vs Bethenny war.

      Remember when Ramoner made that crass comment about Jill needing B to be the underdog and we were all like “Whaaaaa? What a crazy bitch Ramoner is!” and then s3 was like Bam! you’ve be Jillinized.

      IDK, maybe this Melissa chick is full of crap, but when she was going on about how Ter loved you as long as you were below her, but as soon as you got something worth having, she was out for blood… it was such a Jill flashback moment.

      Once they get rid of the Manzos, RHNJ might actually be watchable.

  47. boston02127 says:

    Jill looks like Pat Sajak from Wheel of Fortune.

  48. Nancy says:

    OT
    Re: the “Arnold” situation. You know when women live together for some time they start to cycle together as well. Because both of these children were born 5 days apart means Arnold must have had sex with both of them in a 4-5 day window.
    What a dirtbag. I don’t get it.

    • boston02127 says:

      Imagine if he never said anything and his hidden son met one of his daughters and they fell in love. I bet he never thought of that. He’s a pig.

      • Nancy says:

        It’s sad. Sad for everyone involved.
        Arnold should ask Dr Drew
        if he would treat him for sexual addiction. .
        I’m only 1/2 way kidding on that subject.

      • lillybee says:

        The son wasn’t hidden. He came over to the mansion and played with Arnie’s kids.

  49. kotagirl29 says:

    Hi All,

    Thank you all again for your support and concern during my “breakthrough”. I wanted to give everyone a quick update on Leo. He is home and VERY happy to be there. He’s feeling much better just being home. We were over there tonight for supper and he started picking on my sister about sex, so I know he is feeling better. Not that he is quite ready for that yet, but he has a pretty dirty sense of humor, so hearing him joke about it was great. His sugar is finally under 200 and his blood pressure is getting better everyday. His circulation has improved, his feet don’t feel like ice blocks on the end of his legs anymore. He still has double-vision; the docs said it could take up to 12 weeks for that to correct itself, but all-in-all he is doing really great. We are still on slate to get him into the program in Houston in June. Thank you all again!
    Chris D.

    • error404 says:

      good news. keep strong. we’re all sending positive energy your way.

    • boston02127 says:

      I’m glad he’s feeling better. Good news!

    • VAgirl says:

      Kota – I’m so happy to hear he’s doing better! Now you can relax a little.

      • Okie Folkie says:

        ((((((((((((((((Kota)))))))))))))))))!!!!!!!!!
        SUCH great news! And thanks for sharing it, we do worry about you and your family.

        Thats so cute, his joking about having sex. I’m sure we will all keep you all in our thoughts/prayers/good vibes.

  50. VAgirl says:

    You know, Jill is such a killjoy. That party might have been fun but Jill and Cindy are just sucking the life right out of Sonja’s party. The look on Cindy’s face – ugh! And Quincy, I can now see that Sonja is doing this as a farce and on purpose. And shut up Kelly who shows your body parts whenever you have a chance.

    • Nancy says:

      VAgirl,
      I’m watching it also. Jill is a pig, period. End of story.
      Why does KooKoo act like she’s 13 whenever sex is joked about. I’m beginning to think that she is NOT experienced in the bedroom at all. What was Gill thinking? She is the mother of his daughters. Mind blowing.

  51. cabbie413 says:

    Is this the chat blog for tonight?

  52. boston02127 says:

    I don’t know why it makes me laugh watching Kelly buy Manolo Blahniks, leave the store and get in a pick up truck.

  53. Nancy says:

    Another one of Dr Drew’s “graduates” is in a coma from overdosing. I can’t remember his name. (It will be on the net.) He was on Taxi and in the movie Grease.
    Sad sad day.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Jeff Conway (?) I think. I watched that season and dude was seriously messed up!!!

  54. Rabble Rouser says:

    Getting ready for the show to night- here is the game…every time Kelly says something stupid or crazy a sand angel gets their wings- so just think of it as she is handing out wings and celibate with a Ramona Pinot or a Skinnygirl cocktail.

  55. Nancy says:

    Jeff Conaway.

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