I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York / Watch What Happens Live

Real Housewives of New York    May 18, 2011

Desperation, Luann deLesseps is desperate, she is desperate for air time, desperate to remain relevant and desperate to have a story to air on The Real Housewives of New York.  Why though, is Luann jumping in front of Jill and taking a bullet for her?  Is this a deal they made?  Maybe Lulu stays in Jill’s guest room when she’s in New York and this is her rent. Jill and Luann have a deal, in exchange for room and board (or bored in Luann’s case) she’s going to be the number one mean girl this season to take the heat off of Jill.    

Tonight Luann really stirred the pot, it is irritating that Bravo chose Luann to play hostess of the trip to Morocco, it is already clear that she’s going to try to take over this entire trip and if it is possible she will act even more pompous than she already does.   Luann is apparently the only one of the ladies who had been to Morocco before so she will act superior and bossy, oh wait, she does that in New York too.   I was really looking forward to seeing the New York housewives in Morocco and I just know Luann is going to ruin this trip for me, I can just see it coming. 

Luann starts out by giving Ramona a lecture and telling her that she cheapened her party by having it out with Jill.  Luann doesn’t have any idea what happened, she has no clue what she’s talking about yet she pretends to want everyone to get along but it is Luann who causes most of the drama.  We’ve seen Ramona and Jill get into it for three seasons now and as far as Ramona is concerned, they always get over it.  How many times have we heard Ramona say that she and Jill fight but they’ll always make up and they’ll always be friends.  Unfortunately Jill doesn’t work that way, she has always bashed Ramona behind her back. 

I don’t think anyone believes for one second that Luann gives a damn about Jill Zarin.  Luann simply wants to get in everyone’s face and give them advice and play it all off as if she’s trying to make peace among the group.   What she’s actually doing is just trying to get her face on screen.  Hopefully we’ve seen the last of her boyfriend as his sickening love for Luann makes me sick to my stomach.

Kelly Bensimon is the biggest moron on the face of the earth.  Ok, I know that you all already knew that but she just keeps on proving it.  First of all Kelly, Sonja is NOT selling toaster ovens you idiot!  Freaking out about seeing Sonja’s private parts for a split second just proves that Kelly has really deep seeded serious problems.  Honestly, this is concerning.  Even the brunettes thought Kelly was strange for being so sheltered.  This woman is not a teenager, even though she acts like one.   She was a model, she posed topless for Playboy (many years ago) and she’s telling us she’s never seen another woman’s vagina.  She appeared in a magazine that she’s never opened?   Why is this a big deal?  Kelly’s reaction to that split second was exactly that of a 13 year old kid. 

The big revelation that Kelly told Luann was that a man slapped her once.  This was later referred to as abuse.  I’m confused.  Kelly never said that she was abused, that she lived with or dated a man who beat her.  She literally said that a man slapped her once.  Luann took this to a whole new level.  We know that Kelly was accused of punching a boyfriend, in fact she was arrested for battery.   If Kelly was in an abusive relationship then I can understand why it was a dramatic moment but that isn’t what she said.  One man slapping her across the face is unforgivable and completely wrong but is it an event that causes emotional scars and a lifetime of not trusting men?  Is this a stunt that they came up with to try to explain some of Kelly’s strange behavior?    

Kelly tells the brunettes that she is not going on the trip to Morocco, it was really idiotic for several reasons, first we already know that Kelly does go on the trip.  It was clear to me that Kelly was simply trying to get attention and she wanted everyone to beg her to go on the trip.  I really wish Luann had just said, “ok, you don’t  want to go, that’s fine, we’ll go without you”.   But that wasn’t in the script. 

Luann called Cindy, who didn’t hesitate to leave her business and her twin daughters to travel with women she barely knows and in some cases doesn’t care for.  Luann asked Jill and she asked Bobby if it was ok for her to go?  We all know that was a load of bullshit, Jill doesn’t ask permission to do anything.  I’m sure Bobby was secretly thrilled to get rid of his wife for a week.  Kelly’s response was “I’ll think about it” and her sole reason for hesitating was Ramona Singer?  Why is Kelly so afraid of Ramona?  Kelly beat the hell out of an ex-boyfriend, I think she could take Ramona out if it comes down to it.  When last Ramona and Kelly talked, we watched them clear the air and Ramona even apologized for the “drunk text”.  Kelly’s drama is just ridiculous!  Bravo will force her to go on the trip again and Andy Cohen will deny it at the reunion. 

Sonja calls the blondes and Alex is in but Ramona is worried because Morocco is a third world country and she may not come back….ok Ramona. 

It was interesting to see Sonja getting ready for her photo shoot for me, mainly because her stylist David Evangelista was doing her hair and this was the day that Sonja gave me an interview while David was doing her hair, David even spoke to me on the phone for a few minutes.  Obviously the interview portion was cut out of the scene that they aired but it was fun to watch… Until Kelly arrived, Sonja invited Kelly because she was a model and thought it would be nice to invite her, unfortunately Kelly was a bitch and rather than giving her opinions she kept talking about why the toaster oven wasn’t in the shot and several times mentioned that Sonja is trying to sell toaster ovens, it is a cookbook Kelly…you moron! 

Cindy invites the brunettes to Canyon Ranch and tells us that she invited Jill, Kelly and Luann because they have fun together and all get along well.  She goes on to make fun of Kelly for being embarrassed about saying the word “vagina”.  Cindy says she didn’t invite Ramona, Alex or Sonja simply because she didn’t want to.  I get why she didn’t want to include Sonja and Ramona as she had recently had it out with both of them but why did she exclude Alex McCord?  Simply because Alex has blonde hair?    

Six hours in a van and the brunettes arrive at Canyon Ranch, Cindy has gifts waiting for the ladies as they check in and Jill opens the gift to find a monogramed fluffy robe, Cindy seems happy to see Jill’s reaction and it was finally a nice moment for the brunettes but Luann manages to ruin that too by telling us that it is simply not good manners to open the gift in a hotel lobby.  I wonder if that is in her book, admittedly I didn’t read Luann’s book but we know Jill has it by the bedside in her guest room so Jill should have known that Lulu wouldn’t approve of her opening the gift right there in the hotel lobby.  Luann seems to look for one manners tip per episode as a public service to viewers, I think we should all send Luann a thank you email because without Luann’s tips we’d all be opening gifts in hotel lobbies and sticking our nose into everyone’s business….Oops.  Personally I think that Cindy appreciated Jill opening it and enjoyed watching her excitement over the gift.  Luann has no idea what she’s talking about. 

The brunettes at the Spa go into some bongo drum therapy and as always the classless Jill won’t stop talking long enough for the instructor to speak, you really can’t take this woman anywhere.    They all act like idiots and when they’re each asked to reveal a secret about themselves we learn that Luann wears large ugly jewelry, nothing new there.  Kelly is obsessed with smells.   No comment.  Jill reveals her red hair is fake, she is really mousy brown with a touch of grey.  Another really waste of breath since we all already knew that as well.  Cindy, who is wearing wool fingerless gloves for an unexplained reason, tells us that she’s not as tough as she appears.  Her wardrobe aside I never mistook Cindy as tough but Jill wasn’t satisfied with Cindy’s revelation, Jill wanted Cindy to admit that her teeth were fake, where was Luann with her etiquette lesson for that one?  Jill doesn’t get to decide what Cindy reveals, no one forced Jill to reveal that she’s the ultimate bitch. 

This episode ends as Jill Zarin hosts a fundraiser.  The fundraiser was $200 per person and according to Jill was an “Anti-bullying” fundraiser.  There was no specific charity mentioned and no explanation as to where the money was going and what exactly the fundraiser was supporting.  Did this benefit the Zarin Family Trust? 

More Ramona Pinot confusion as Jill tells us that she asked Ramona to bring a case of her wine to be auctioned off but Ramona thought it was to be served at the fundraiser.  If there was an auction at the fundraiser, we didn’t see one but Ramona was sure that the wine got opened and served.  Alex arrived early to help Jill along with Jill’s daughter Ally to prepare the gift bags, unfortunately guests all received a CD of Luann’s song but they can always use it as a Frisbee so all is not lost. 

Bravo has more fun with editing as Ramona arrives and appears to say “Hi” to Jill several times as Jill ignores her and continues to smile for the camera.  Jill and Ramona agree to talk on the trip to Morocco to clear the air, previews show us that doesn’t go well, more on that next week. 

Luann is sure to spank Ramona some more for not calling Jill to get together but more importantly Luann had to get on camera attacking Ramona about the designer issue.  Apparently Ramona has a favorite designer and has asked that he dress her exclusively for the show.  I can see why Ramona would want to keep her favorite designer to herself, there are plenty of designers out there that are anxious to provide the housewives with clothes to wear on the show, Lulu needs to find her own. 

Ramona explained that Luann always used Ungaro in the past and hinted that maybe Luann blew that connection somehow.  If Luann is subscribing to the Jill Zarin school of not returning clothing that is borrowed or buying something, wearing it and then returning it, that would explain the problem.  I was actually pretty impressed that this designer who works with Ramona would refuse to provide Lulu with clothing just because Ramona asked them to keep it exclusive.  Someone said No to the Countess?  Yeah!

I was also impressed that Alex told Luann to her face that she brought the negativity to Jill’s fundraiser, it was absolutely true.  Luann just wouldn’t let up, she refused to let things rest and insisted on lecturing Ramona.  More air time for Luann. 

Finally we learn who the Thug In A Cocktail Dress is, Luann, very fitting!  Luann just insists on getting involved in things that simply don’t concern her. 

Completely oblivious to all that is going on around her, Kelly announces out of nowhere that she’s decided that she will go on the trip to Morocco.  Suddenly Kelly decides that no one will stop her from seeing Morocco.  Very anti-climactic Kelly, no one gives a damn.

The evening ends as Jill’s stepdaughter makes a speech, she explains how her birthmark on her face caused kids at school to make fun of her.  The camera moves over to Ramona who appears to be pouring wine as she talks.  I don’t trust Bravo anymore, I would bet anything that Ramona wasn’t pouring that wine during the speech, it could have been edited in that way.   Jill’s stepdaughter explains that kids would tell her that they would be her friend if you didn’t have a birthmark she went on to ssay that she remembers going to bed and hoping she didn’t wake up.  I think everyone was touched by that moment.  Later Ramona says to Jill that because of her inner confidence,  you didn’t notice her face is deformed.  Jill is going to twist it into something sinister and maybe Ramona chose the wrong word, “deformed” but it was clear that Ramona didn’t mean it as anything negative.

There is no doubt in my mind that Jill had a plan for this season and we’ll have to see how it plays out but she is clearly painting Ramona as an alcoholic and herself as the victim of Ramona tongue lashings, Jill has recruited Luann as she did last season to attack Bethenny.  Kelly does whatever Jill tells her to do, we watched Jill whispering instructions to Kelly at last season’s reunion.   I wouldn’t be surprised if Jill told Kelly to announce that she was once slapped in the face to get sympathy.  Why hadn’t Kelly mentioned this before?  Even while she was being accused of beating up her boyfriend, still Kelly didn’t reveal anything about a man ever touching her. 

Previews show us that the next three weeks will be the trip to Morocco, can’t wait! 

Watch What Happens Live with Gail King

Who knew that Gail King watched Bravo and the Real Housewives?  Clearly she does but she told us that Oprah doesn’t.  Is it just me or is Gail looking more like Oprah every time I see her.  They say husbands and wives begin to look like each other after many years together….just sayin….

As the opening music played we could hear Gail King say, “what are we going to talk about?”  Oops…

Gail was fully prepared to talk about the Housewives and discuss the show with great insight, she’s not fake or phony, she really does know the show.   Gail found it odd as we all did that as Kelly revealed to Luann that she had been slapped in the face once by a man the two ding bats in the back seat seemed to ignore the whole situation.  Even if they had not heard Kelly’s revelation, wouldn’t they question why the two ladies were crying and hugging the way that they were?  Isn’t it in Jill’s DNA to ask, “what’s going on?”

Thank you Gail for having the guts to admit what we all were thinking, Luann definitely stirred the pot and was causing problems tonight.   This is Luann’s “thing”, it is what she does, it is who she is. 

Gail did agree that Oprah would never deny a designer to provide clothing for another, as Gail added, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and Ramona should be flattered that LuLu wants to dress like her.  Let’s face it between the one shoulder numbers and the big ugly jewelry, Luann needs all the help she can get.

Tonight’s poll question, whose side are you on the Blondes or the Brunettes?  We had a tough time getting an answer from Gail but I think in the end she agreed with the final viewer results and chose the Blondes.  They took 52% of the vote, close but the clear winner is Alex, Sonja and Ramona.  Jill is fooling some people but not all of them.

Gail is fascinated and appalled at the same time.  I know how you feel Ms. Gail! 

Andy continues to be obsessed, here’s his list for tonight…

  1.  Jill wanted to do something to end bullying, and at the event to raise money to end bullying, there was a whole lot of bullying going on, particularly from her bestie Luann. 
  2. Obviously Andy had to mention Sonja’s lack of panties during her photo shoot and her flashing her vagina, he really had nothing to add, he just wanted to mention it.
  3. Finally Andy shared with us an old photograph of Gail and Oprah before they had stylists and then superimposed himself into the photo. 

Andy asked Gail what she thought of the former California Governor Arnold Schwartznager news.  As she mentioned the story broke when Maria came to do the taping with Oprah at the United Center in Chicago.  There was apparently some speculation that Maria wouldn’t show up but she sure did show up and she made an amazing speech about Oprah.  Gail talked a little about Oprah’s show at the United Center, I was hoping to hear more backstage news.  Gail said that Steadman will be her guest after the final Oprah airs.  An interview that would be a big deal for anyone else is most likely just another day for Gail with her bestie and her boyfriend.  I was surprised to hear Gail’s favorite moment was  Dakota Fanning.  I honestly thought that was a bit contrived and scripted.  I adore Oprah and she has definitely changed many people’s lives but this seemed a bit over the top to me, you can decide for yourselves when you see it on her show next week.    

Andy played a short scene from Gail’s talk show with  Nick Cannon as her guest, he told us that his wife, Mariah Carey insisted on her songs being played as she gave birth, Andy found that amusing. 

Gail also agreed that Luann was over the top and WRONG about her idiotic mention of Jill opening her gift in the hotel lobby.   Absolutely not even worth mentioning.  Gail said she didn’t think it was a bad offense either.

My favorite part of the interview had to be when Gail was asked if Luann was a trouble maker and she looked directly at the camera and said – YES!  I do! 

Tonight’s Game time was a good one for Oprah fans, Andy asked Gail about different things and Gail was to reveal if Oprah would or wouldn’t be a part of that:

Would Oprah:

Pump her own gas – no

Enjoy an adult film – no

Chow on a Big Mac – yes (stipulated a good burger, not necessarily a Big Mac)

Pop a zit for you? (her best friend) Gail replied, Yes but wouldn’t ask her to

Swear like a sailor – yes  

Be Hungover – yes  Oprah enjoys tequila now and then

Chew gum – no  doesn’t like gum chewing at all

Stand in line at the DMV – yes

Watch Reality tv – no

Get Waxed – yes

Gail talked about Oprah’s final show to be taped in complete secrecy at Harpo Studios, Andy tried to get information on the final guest and Gail only told viewers that the final details are still being discussed.  Rumor has it that John Travolta will be one of the final guests but as Gail noted, does she really need a final guest? 

Gail talked a bit about the Real Housewives of New York, she told us of her meeting with Kelly in the Hamptons and told her to just be herself, Gail said that she thought some of these women were playing to the camera and it isn’t pretty.   I thought that was excellent since it is always Kelly who is accusing the others of playing to the camera and Gail told Kelly to stop doing that. 

Kelly is so contradictory, she will tell us that this is her, raw and real then she will tell us that she’s making good television and she will imply that it isn’t real, it is just about creating drama for television.  I think this is what Ms. Gail was trying to get across to Kelly, not even Oprah’s best friend can fix Kelly Bensimon.  We applaud you for trying though Gail.  

This Sunday  Gretchen will sing and the host of the new Bravo show, former American Idol judge Kara Deguardia will be Andy’s guests

On a special WWHL on Monday  from The Real Housewives of New Jersey –  Teresa and Jacqueline  (I hope Andy gets combat pay for this one)

Finally on Thursday Ramona will be a guest on Watch What Happens Live.

Until Next Time…

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511 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York / Watch What Happens Live

  1. QuestionForLynn says:

    Hi Lynn,
    Love your blog. Been reading for a while but never comment to much because I am always in a rush and to be honest I don’t care for the bickering that goes on. It angers me that people have the nerve to harass you for stating how you feel about a vile, mean, vicious, hateful person. (JILL)
    I have a question for you. I see you get hell for having a blog titled, well it’s actually not titled IHJZ, but having a blog that clearly states IHJZ.
    So, if someone had a blog called “I hate Bethenny” 😦 I don’t even want to write the whole url ):
    Would you harass and taunt them like people do you?
    I’m just curious. Again, I see you get Hell, and you obviously were the only brave one to do a blog like this, so just wondering if you would in SOME TYPE OF MANNER let them know you weren’t happy about it? Maybe to let that person know how it feels if in fact that person gives you a hard time? I know you love you some Bethenny lol.

    I look forward to your response and thank you for providing me with a great entry to read daily. I really hope that my question isn’t a turn off or you think I’m weird or cray for asking. I do commend you for doing this blog. I must say, it feels like you know what I’m thinking when it comes to this particleboard person. (JILL)
    Sorry I didn’t put my email address up there, I have one for work and can’t really use it for blogs and I’m too lazy to make up one through another email client. The one I did have, I was getting loads of junk mail.

    ((:Hugs to you 🙂 )
    Samantha Xoxo

    • Adgirl says:

      “Would you harass and taunt them like people do you?”

      Huh? Lynn invites people to freely post their opinions on her blog – including your opinion. Her only rule is that posters not harrass each other.
      No one from this blog community goes out to purposely “harass and taunt” on other blogs the people or cast members they disagree with. Lynn certainly doesn’t.

      Maybe we got off on the wrong foot, but I sensed your post was a sh1t sandwich. Nice at the begininng and end, but nasty in the middle.

      • Cusi77 says:

        Adgirl_ This person “QuestionForLynn” says that she/he has never posted… however I have seen her avatar with different names during the past couple weeks… It is just another unimportant troll in my opinion!

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Me to Cusi, just drive on by these posts.

        • QuestionForLynn says:

          No, I have never posted,thank you. What is wrong with you people? Clearly you guys don’t want Lynn to get new readers, if something says,
          Lynn,
          QuestionsforLynn
          Then that means its for Lynn.

          • Lavalady says:

            According to your own post above, you are not actually a new reader. I think you are posting here to start trouble. JMO

            • Anne says:

              That is merely your opinion. Everyone has a right to one.

              • Lavalady says:

                Hi Anne, it’s nice to meet you. That’s a pretty dress you’re wearing.

              • T-Rex says:

                Ally are you registered under your real name Shapiro at school or your “fake” name Zarin, since there is nothing on record that you real father gave up his rights to you and Bawby officially adopted you.

      • QuestionForLynn says:

        Hi AdGirl,
        You obviously took my question wrong. But I thank you for trying to answer for Lynn. I am interested to hearing what Lynn has to say. I sense you obviously are wanting a fight and I will not contribute other to say that the question was for Lynn.
        Thanks,
        Samantha
        Wow Lynn, I just ask if you would do to others as they do you, i.e. harass , taunt you.
        Now I get shit from people. Holy smokes.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I can’t see Lynn wasting her time to troll other people’s blogs. She doesn’t even really get into it with the people who come here to start trouble.

          I think it was the implication/question/ that Lynn would resort to that sort of thing that got some other posters here up set.

          There are plenty of people here that don’t think that Bethany or Alex/Simon are the greatest thing since sliced bread- it usually doesn’t cause a kerfuffle. The tie that binds us is- Jill Zarin sucks.

          • Suzieq says:

            I like that!! I disagree on a lot of the NJ and OC and go elsewhere for those….but I always know I have a loving home when it comes to hating Jill (and L and K) in NY!! 🙂

          • kitkat says:

            Yes, I agree, Jill Zarin sure does suck!

    • cabbie413 says:

      like joey said to teresa “walk the f*ck away”

      • HD says:

        I am not laughing at this poster but that that “walk the f*ck away” comment has me rolling!! LOL! I think that will be my new motto. LOL! WTFA! LOL!

        As for the OP, you had a question for Lynn so I stayed away from it since I am not Lynn. I did want to jump in but I know me and my smart mouth and if I had posed the question the first thing I would have said was, “are you Lynn?” LOL! Oh well. I tend to be a little aggressive. Knowing Lynn though, I can’t see her taunting anyone. She has craved out her little area in the blogsphere. No need to go messing with people. Just me saying…*kanye shrug*

      • Furalis says:

        Awesome!!! That was a good one….

  2. QuestionForLynn says:

    *Suggestion*
    If LuMan (I died when I saw someone here refer to LuAnn that way 🙂 keeps acting like a control freak and getting in everyone’s business like she is, possibly could you do a Post like I hate LuAnn? But not put “countess’ in it? I don’t feel she is worthy enough to even have the title “Countess” referenced to her in any way shape or form..

    Also, A friend of mine wanted to ask you something Lynn, but wanted to do it privately, how can she do that?

    Samantha

  3. QuestionForLynn says:

    Lol, cray, particuleboard person. lol. I meant, crazy, particular person. I clearly need to watch the keyboard and not try to do 5 things at once. How embarrassing.

    • boston02127 says:

      @QuestionForLynn —Just read all the same posts you posted on the last blog. Why repeat them here?

      • Lavalady says:

        It’s suspicious, I agree boston.

        • Lurker Also says:

          I agree with you two; saw her MULTIPLE posts on the previous blog and was already annoyed THEN.

          Then I walk over here and she had to edit/copy everything. Whatever.

          Go on now–back under your bridge. Nothing to see here, people.

      • QuestionForLynn says:

        Wow, I decide to post on a blog that I enjoy reading daily and I have to get hell?
        I posted here because I didn’t know if they posted on the other page and realized that was yesterday’s post.
        Lynn, I’m so sorry that I made the mistake to ask a question. I really am. But these commentators here are only going to stop you from getting new readers. I said nothing rude to you Lynn.
        If you don’t want to LYNN answer my question you don’t have too. But, I’ll tell you what, I don’t need to this shit just for asking a question. Some questions i seen on here asked, i thought were strange, BUT it’s not my place or my blog to police. Of course, everyone is entitled to ask questions.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          If in fact you read this blog daily then you know why the blog is named as it is. Your questions and wanting to have only Lynn answer is bs too. Its an internet fact that when you go trolling for trouble you will indeed find it.

          • Anne says:

            It is and Internet fact? Tell the EFF, FTC, FCC and CDT that. It would be news to them and they have regulating the Internet since its inception.

            • Lurker Also says:

              Oh look! It IS Anne.

              Anyway, it appears Lynn saw your dumb questions on the previous blog and ignored them thus far.

              Now get back under your bridge before I call Pooky ‘n them back in Cleveland.

  4. JenFromCincy says:

    Funny, Lynn, that you were also wondering if LuAnn and Jill had some sort of pact for Luann to make herself the target this year and take the heat off of Jill. I couldn’t shake that feeling all through the episode. Between Luann’s actions and Jill’s comment that she went to Australia partially to show that she’s not the pot stirrer, it all feels as set up as their attempts to make Ramona out to be an alcoholic.

    Or maybe Lulu’s just jealous and wants someone to start an “I Hate the Countless” blog. 😉

    • QuestionForLynn says:

      lol

    • Rahrah says:

      re: Luann
      I would take advice from a cretin before I listened to anything she had to say. What is really obvious to me is that she doesn’t have any manners, from what I have seen. I would be embarrassed if I were her.

      I think the problem with the bad women they want to be something they are not while Bethenny, Ramona and Alex, are working their butts off to make something good for themselves and their families, things they were doing before the show existed. Bethenny really is the smartest of all of them, but no handed her the money, I saw a woman focused and working her butt off. Nothing in life worth having comes easy. Maybe I can write a real manners book, at least my actions and deeds are indicative of the manners I possess and you can’t say that about Luann’s manners. Luann ain’t wrote no manners book, someone allowed her to put her name on the book as the author, I just hope they got a ton of money for Luann ruining their book by not living as an example of good manners.

  5. Lavalady says:

    Alex states in her blog that she has been to Morocco once. And she implys that LouAnn has not been there as often as she would want us to believe.

    • NJ Bev says:

      ooo, good catch, Lava..

    • lovemamaearth says:

      You mean Lu doesn’t really have a direct line to the Moroccan Minister of Tourism as she implied?? ROFL

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Apparently, the Count raced his Austin Martin there once in 16 years of marriage so that does make LuAnn an authority on all things Moroccan.

        • jillz68 says:

          This is what is bugging me. Season 1 LuMan and family got that cute little dog that they named Aston. LuMan said the husband named him Aston because he wanted this car and didn’t have one. So how was he racing these in Morrocco all these years?

          Also I noticed LuMan lying when asked about camel riding. She claimed she had done it before but she totally looked and sounded like she was lying. Maybe yes, maybe no.

  6. QuestionForLynn says:

    Oh my, can you imagine while this was filming, us viewers didn’t know what was going on, then Romona passed that Tweet along (with out looking at first, human error) with Victoria not acting how a Countess’s daughter should? LMAO, poor Ramona.
    But Lu Ann is upset with the wrong person. That is Victoria. Maybe Lu’ needs to focus on her own family and not worry about Romona so much.
    Victoria looks hungover when we see her, she swore, cussed, cursed what ever you call it, on that episode In the scene with Lu’s Boy Toy and dog in the kitchen.

    • FLG says:

      But Countess SBHH is such a good PART-TIME mother……..making certain that Victoria wasn’t concerned at all that LuAnn was spending too much time in the city working on her (cough) MUSIC. Jacques le Showmance is so trying to get LuAnn into obedience school. Since LuAnn and her kennel are allowed onto airplanes, I assume she’s been flea dipped and had her rabies shots.

      • Lavalady says:

        FLG – How was the Bday party? How did your dinner turn out?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        FLG – LOL, I busted you once on cats, now I will do so on behalf of dogs! You can compare her to ticks, lice, fleas, cockroaches but leave domestic animals out of it – SBHH is a much lower form of life.

        • NJ Bev says:

          everybody knows that a 16 yr. old teenager
          only needs part-time supervision…………….

          • HD says:

            NJ Bev, that is really a low blow! Everyone knows Luann leaves them with a mother’s helper. I mean come on! 🙂

      • QuestionForLynn says:

        I know, and she has the nerve to laugh at Simon. We all heard how she sounds with out the “Auto-Tune”
        I was surprised to learn now a days 90% of artist use Auto Tune.
        Thank god for DVR’s. LuAnn is getting more obnoxious as the weeks pass.

    • lillybee says:

      I blame the person who sent that tweet to Ramona.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        IMO at that time Ramona didn’t fully understand twitter. She may have been trying to tweet it to LuAnn so that LuAnn would know that utube was out there.

  7. PF says:

    After last nights show, I am beginning to think that LuAnn and Jill made plans to try and take Ramona down after last year. I mean, how else can you put what they are doing? They are really trying to distroy her reputation. A drunk? After reading Ramona’s blog about the pinot….it made so much sense!

    Such hypocrites! I couldn’t even read all of Jill’s blog (lies)! I am sick of her and wish they would fire her like Danielle!

    • dsc60 says:

      i couldn’t stomach reading jill’s blog either. i started but realized immediately it was going to be full of bull. i really don’t drink, but i’d need a couple before i even attempted to read it again.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I completely agree. Ramona has never hid her love of the pinot, BUT rarely can an alcoholic maintain a job much less their own business. I think it is shameless and disgusting how LuAnn, Jill and Kelly are making it seem like Ramona has some terrible drinking problem Shame on them.

    • MicheleF. says:

      I agree that there is a plan to take down Ramona. At the charity thing when Luann came in and and started talking to Ramona, in that minute or so Luann said no fewer than 8 nasty things to Ramona. I am sure Jill gave Luann the orders to make Ramona fly off the handle and Luann certainly gave it her best. I was so glad that Ramona didn’t take the bait!

  8. ramonacoaster says:

    From Alex’s blog:
    LuAnn had a bee in her bonnet for a number of reasons. First of all, she’d been caught “designer-stalking,” by Ramona, and was angry. It’s kind of funny that any time LuAnn has admired a dress I’ve worn, the next time I see the designer he or she tells me that LuAnn’s team has called asking for the same dress. You can set your watch by it. Personally, I don’t care because imitation is a form of flattery, and I tend to work with newer designers who want to get their name out there. However, other women do get annoyed by LuAnn’s copy-cat behavior, particularly when she pretends she has no idea. It’s like when someone sits too close to you at dinner, and orders the exact same meal. I see a pattern here. Find your own voice and opinions. Find your own dresses. Hmm.
    From other comments on this board I’ve read that say when Luann married a Count she was an expert about being a “Countess” whatever the hell that is in her head, she’s dating Jacques a wine distributor, she’s suddenly an expert on wine and she grills Ramona about her Pinot Grigio and correct her, she’s friends with Jill and has to fight her battles for her, I can see that they are totally correct. Luann doesn’t seem to have any independent thoughts or creativity at all. This woman seriously needs to find herself.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Also, good blog Lynn. Last night’s episode was so Luann centric. I can’t wait to see her get bucked off by a camel.

      • Rahrah says:

        How long will we have to wait for Luann and Jill to turn on each, that should be a battle royal, I love my little pun.

    • NJ Bev says:

      Luann really is a snake-
      I’m annoyed with myself that I actually felt saddened by her divorce
      ordeal.
      I would really love to see someone take her down.

    • T-REX says:

      I really think LuMann and JZilla decided that they were going to come into this new season as the “laverne/shirley” duo that seemed to work for Jzilla when she was “fake”friends with Bethenny for 2 seasons. Well, JZ you need to fire whatever psychic you see because that’s about the worst thing you could have done! They set out to dismantle Ramoners life on RHNYC by portraying her as a lush. I do wonder how much editing was changed after Ramoner let the tweet out from Lumans racist druggie daughter. KKB, well she is just plain nuts, coocoo for cocoa puffs, you just can’t edit insanity.

      • ramonacoaster says:

        I think we also see how Jill wants to control the audience. Instead of letting the audience point fingers and have their own opinions, she tries to put words in our mouths and point fingers at whoever she wants to start a battle with and recruits her gang of bullies to do her bidding. It just doesn’t work that way. The audience is smart, they follow the show behind the scenes, they see what’s going on and Jill Zarin needs to get it into her head that we can’t be manipulated. The only thing she can do is pay people to post flattering comments about her.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      Following that logic, like NJMelissa would say…

      Luann is a …

      Countess/busybody in public
      Reservationist/take-out orderer in the kitchen &
      A student/sponge/whore in the bedroom!

      Plus a laughingstock in the fashion/jewelry world…my Luman does know how to mult-itask. It’s probably “in the book!” 😛

    • QuestionForLynn says:

      lol, I bet Lu feels that she is entitled to keep the clothes.

  9. NJ Bev says:

    RHONYC has jumped the shark. the only good thing to come from the show is this blog.
    I can’t imagine what it must be like to do the re-cap for this blob of crap-I think we
    can see why it took them so long to edit this mess.
    The blog was really good reading today, and far more entertaining than the show.
    It is really something to see how quickly these women have lost all relevance, and I,
    for one, believe the rumors that Bravo is recruiting new housewives for New York.
    This group is unwatchable.
    Thanks so much for the blog, it was exceptional today-

    • Katiecoo says:

      I totally agree!!!

    • Maryla says:

      Agree that the best thing to come out of this show is this blog. Jill and Luann are just diabolical. It is ugly to watch their behavior.

    • Judy says:

      I agree, the blog is the only good thing. I think they’re going to deep six this bunch and get a whole new cast for New York, the ultra wealthy. Maybe now, Bethenny will come back!

    • Nancy says:

      Jill planted he article.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      I still remember the day I was so upset with what I was watching that I googled I Hate Jill Zarin and low and behold there was a whole blog of like minded people. I love this blog and visit every day. OK, several times a day. This is a great community and thank you so much Lynn and Quincy.

  10. QuestionForLynn says:

    One of you tweeters should pass this link/blog on to Lu Ann. http://bit.ly/iqC78x
    I did the work of shortening the link. Perhaps you could say, “Look Lu Ann it’s about you.”
    Lol Okay, now I’m acting like Lu Ann by stirring the pot. I’m sorry, but that lady REALLY ANNOYS ME.

    Thanks Lynn for another GREAT BLOG! You really read our minds. Sorry I’m commenting so much.

    Samantha

  11. fs says:

    I follow you on twitter too and love ur analysis on NYC housewives, although not sure how i feel about your OC reviews.
    I do think Jill is a hateful, hypocritical, horrible lady (Tripple H) and I always appreciate reading your comments. Question or rather statement: I think that this season, the whole making Ramona out to look like an alcoholic and a lunatic is so ridiculous. Andy Cohen also needs to stop it with the Ramona bullying and egging Jill and Kelly on during WWHL. He is making me sick. I simply think Ramona just does not know how to keep her cool during fights and people take advantage of that. She is truly hurt during these arguments. Also, why is everyone pretending that KELLY is not mental?!!!She should be labeled Kemotional, Kelusional and Ketarded if you ask me. Chick had hallucinations of Al Sharpton last season!! HELLO!! She is BONKERS. and I didnt hear Andy Cohen saying squat about that.

  12. VAgirl says:

    Thanks, Lynn. Great Blog. You said just about everything I was thinking so I really have nothing to add. Oh, wait a minute, I do. Cindy is so not a fit for this group of harpies. You can tell she is not enjoying her stint on housewives one bit. I know she’s asking herself why she did it and if it’s worth it to promote her business. I don’t like her, but she is not one for all this foolishnish. She might even be fun to be around were it not for all this fakeness. She does need a stylist, though. I would like to sign her up for What Not to Wear. LOL

  13. WindyCityWondering says:

    LuAnn is the thug in a cocktail dress – never doubted it for a moment. She is Jill’s goon, which is a thug by any other name. I totally agree that Jill has both the goon and the loon trained on Ramona this season. Ramona will not go down quietly and the more the brunettes go after her the more she will fight – with facts, with proof and with growing fan support!

  14. Kukulet says:

    I said this on the previous blog:

    “Inner coconut”? Kelly’s dad knows she’s crazy too and apparently does nothing about it but give it a pet name. Nice

    Kelly has now officially descended to the level of pond scum, IMO. I’m sorry, and please don’t take offense at this, but according to what she mumbled in the van last night-and I think I have this right, but she was talking so low Jill didn’t even look up from her Blackberry-Kelly was “slapped” once.

    Okay…one slap does not make an abusive relationship. It makes a potentially abusive relationship…and while Kelly’s blog isn’t any clearer than her munbling, I gather she didn’t stick around long enough (good) for the abuse to develop further.

    IF any of it is true…we’ve all witnessed repeatedly how Kelly instigates and then twists it into victimhood.

    Women all over the globe are getting the daylights beat out of them on a daily basis and living in true terror…and this fruitcake is now going to turn another profoundly serious issue into spin for her own bizarre behavior. It’s just sick.

    C’mon, Bravo. Quit enabling Humpty Dumpty and boot her ass off the show. It’s not fun or funny to watch her keep doing this.

    • Katiecoo says:

      Yes…this is painful to watch–I still stand by Humpty Dumpty is some sort of insane. I mean literally mentally ill. And she gets used by the more crafty ones (Jill, Luann) for their evil motivations. The whole thing is disturbing to watch.

    • QuestionForLynn says:

      I love that name. “KuKulet” Priceless.

    • Anne says:

      Kelly never said once. I have it on iTunes and went to look at that scene again to verify and she said she was slapped when asked by Luann. She said she had been slapped, now you may interpret it as you like…but she never said once.

    • Christine says:

      And after Kelly’s anti-bullying BS following from her Scary Island nervous breakdown, she never mentioned anyone ever slapping her. Wouldn’t that have been the time to explain why she has her meltdowns when there is any type of confrontation?

    • Furalis says:

      I am not one for violence but how many times have we heard Kelly says something so bizarre that we have went Grrrr. I can see some guy hitting her in the face with some of the comments she makes. And noone would ever deserve that, but I can see it happening.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      Maybe Kelly got slapped—–in return. After all she did get arrested for beating up some guy she was dating.

  15. LeaLea says:

    Lynn–I dont’ always agree with your blogs but THANK YOU for finally calling attention to Jill, Luanne and Kelly’s attempts to paint Ramona as an alcholic. It is sooo obvious and BRAVO should really be ashamed. I just read Ramona’s blog, and I have a feeling that she is going to hit hard at the reunion show. These ladies are just plain cruel and she doesn’t deserve it.

    • Maryla says:

      The question is, why does BRAVO play along? That is the part that I don’t get. It seems unnecessarily cruel to do this to Ramona. Especially given that Jill and Luann have kind of done things that should’ve landed them on Andy Cohen’s Sh-t list.

      I def. agree there is some sort of cabal led by Jill.

      • T-REX says:

        To be honest, it’s probably the only thing they can do to try and make this even remotely relevant this year. Face it the show “sucks” this year, from what I have read on the blogs they can’t even salvage anything from the re-edits they have done in order to make this season watchable. Imagine what they were going to go with “before” the re-tooling(which I still believe was to edit Bethenny out of the show)

      • LeaLea says:

        I don’t know how Jill has Andy and the gang under her thumb. It is a mystery–but it is clear that she has BRAVO by the balls when you look at the comments BRAVO chooses to post for Jill, Kelly, Luanne and Cindy versus Ramona and Alex.

        The only saving grace is that every housewife season, BRAVO starts painting a few people badly, then by the end of the season, the villian maniupation totally changes. We’ll have to see if Ramona and Alex get any justice by the last episode.

        • Anne says:

          Maybe it is the editing…but Ramona sure does love her Pinot Grigio

          • T-Rex says:

            Yeah and your Mom JZilla loves to be a bitch on wheels, oh but she is not responsible, it’s only editing!

  16. Adgirl says:

    Ramona’s facebook has a copy of the emails between their assistants. Ramona was asked to provide wine for the event, NOT the auction.
    Lots of nasty comments to Ramona though. Ugh.
    Go Ramona!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ramona-Singer/54651190425?sk=wall

    • Cusi77 says:

      Thank you Adgirl! Jil is lying… again! She was supposed to serve her Pinot at the Event! Darren asked her! Good for you Ramona! Tell it all! I would buy a book writen by Ramona about Jill Zarin lies and contradictions… I bet it is not going to be pamphlet!

    • quincyil says:

      So Jill will move on after making a huge deal over this in the show.

      I think she should donate her brain to science.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Is science studying lies and the liars who tell them? lol

        It looks like it’s Lu who gets bucked off of the camel. That should be good.

      • Cusi77 says:

        Quincy! That comment about Jill’s brain was great, Girl! Thank God I found Lynn and you!

    • NYCer says:

      Yes, thank you AdGirl!
      How much do you want to bet that Jill will continue her version (it was supposed to be for the auction) all the way through to the reunion?
      🙂

      • As says:

        UGH. I hope Ramona prints those out and asks Andy to read them at the reunion!

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          ITA – bring the written proof and the videos on your smart phone to the reunion! And if Andy doesn’t like it point out the emails, etc he had at the DC reunion. It’s time to put Jill in her place and neutralize her little flying monkeys!

          • jillz68 says:

            I was thinking she needs something larger than a smart phone. She can have some AV dude in the wings with certain scenes cued up and when Jill says ‘show me the video’ said AV dude can wheel out the screen and hit play on the DVR. Lather, rinse, repeat for everytime Jill asks for the video proof.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Jill is delusional . She must think that viewers don’t remember what they saw on a taped, TV show and she is also not smart enough to think that Ramona would keep info like what was asked of her to bring to the auction. I wouldn’t put it past Jill to tell the servers to NOT serve the wine to just set up Ramona. Karma is a b!tch Jill and so are you.

  17. JenFromCincy says:

    Forgot to mention it above, or was anyone else serious creeped out by the way Kelly was playing the drum and the look on her face while she was doing it? Totally mental.

    • JenFromCincy says:

      Meant to put “but” after the comma, not “or.” See….I’m so creeped out that I’ve lost my grammatical abilities. 😉

  18. Kukulet says:

    On a serious note-and I notice that Jill, who is ohsoclose to her previously umentioned stepdaughter, has never publicly addressed or supported this issue-many, many kids and adults suffer from Sturge Weber Syndrome, which causes port wine birthmarks and related conditions.

    Port wine birthmarks can be more than just a surface deformity. They can affect vision, blood circulation, respiratory system, and organ function. Having them removed is an excruciating process, similar to the process used for tattoo removal, but often far more extensive.

    Since Sturge Weber affects people from birth onward, the majority of people struggling with the treatment and related problems are small children and teenagers. They can always use support. Jill Zarin has the perfect public platform to bring attention to this issue…but of course, she won’t, because it doesn’t serve her.

    If you’re interested in finding out more about Sturge Weber or would like to lend your support, their website is here: http://www.sturge-weber.org/

  19. SkewedHalo says:

    THE most ironic thing I’ve ever seen is LuMan bullying Ramona at an anti-bullying event. It blows my mind how un-self-aware Jill and LuMan are. Everyone has blind spots about themselves but these women are filmed and they watch their behavior! How can a person NOT catch a clue? Jill saying she’s going to redeem herself this season, then goes on to double down on Ramona…WTF. Watching the s3 reunion it’s obvious why she’s after Ramona because she never forgets OR forgives but to say she’s redeeming herself? Again, mind blowing that she thinks anyone is as stupid as she apparently thinks we are. I wonder if she actually tried to own who she really is if she’d spontaneously combust and be a pile of ashes.

  20. Queen Butter Bean says:

    I just gotta say…quite simply…

    Lumann is a *vicious*, *monstrous* BITCH!

    In watching last night, it seemed that it pulled Lumann up a little short when Alex told her that she was the only one bringing negativity to the event. For just an instant, there was a look on her face…then she returned to being a *vicious*, *monstrous* BITCH!

    • I'm in Florida says:

      agree agree agree and Jill is even more horrible than she used to be, if that is at all possible.

      • quincyil says:

        except, she has learned what to say in interviews and what to say behind people’s backs to make her targets look worse.

        I would hate to be her target…wait….I may be her targets as are all of the people commmenting on the board. rotfl.

        • ramonacoaster says:

          That’s a lot of targets!

          • Queen Butter Bean says:

            The folks on this board would win…hands down.

            From what I’ve seen, most here have something called “integrity”…something Lumann is sorely missing and Jill has never heard of…

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Kelly actually tweeted something about haters having to hate because they (her, Jill, LuLu) have something we want- “Integrity”. Too bad smellologist Kelly thinks it’s a fragrance by Calvin Klein.

          • quincyil says:

            I see your are going away for the carpal tunnel. I know people who had good outcomes. Best of luck.

            Q

          • FLG says:

            Well, at least we don’t have to feel like General Custer at the last stand! We’re not the ones outnumbered!

      • Cusi77 says:

        “I’m in Florida”? Your name in your first comment was “QuestionForLynn” or not “Samantha”?

      • FLG says:

        There is no way that Our Lady of Woodmere and Countess Squash Blossom High Horse could accidentally be the witches they are. In order to be such Conniving, Underhanded, Narcissistic Twit Successes takes a great deal of pre-planning and forethought. Jill remarked that Ramona re-corking the wine to take home was gross. This comes from the mouth of the woman who suggests pouring diet coke over your food? LuAnn bullying Ramona about an agreement Ramona has with a designer? At an anti-bullying event! LuAnn, dahling, that agreement is none of your business. Keep your nose where it belongs…..up Jills….fanny! In the preview, Jill seems unusually comfortable with that snake on her head. I guess she should be comfortable with her own species.

        • Lavalady says:

          About re-corking that wine. Jill’s blog says Ramona re-corked all the bottles to take home, insinuating, I believe MANY bottles. But she also says the wine was only served at Ramona’s table, so it was probably no more than two.

          • ramonacoaster says:

            If it happened the way Ramona tells it and the caterer brought the wine to the back and didn’t serve it, then she has every right to take her wine back whatever wasn’t uncorked. I smell a set up. Jill’s assistant Darren emails her about bringing her product to the event and when Ramona shows up with her wine Jill gets angry, doesn’t do anything about it then points out Ramona’s bad manners when she starts taking matters into her own hands and starts serving the wine. Jill is really a vile piece of work. I hope Ramona gives it to her at the reunion. She could take them all on!

          • Amber...Real Wife says:

            So per Jillousy, people laughed at Ramona for taking home her donated wine after an event. Yet no one ever laughed at Jizz for taking home catered platters of lamb chops for herself, Baawwby & Ally oops I mean “Ginger” after an event?

            Jill has “no couth”, but she’d be denying her very “secrets” if she let a tasty freebie go bye! 🙂

    • Christine says:

      LuAnn is JZ’ s pit bull with a scorched earth policy for anyone who gets between them. First Bethenny, who she derailed any time it looked like JZ and B might make up. Listening in on phone calls, pulling JZ out the door at Ramona’s house when B tried to talk to JZ. Now it’s Ramona’s turn.
      JZ and LuAnn are the worst couple on the planet – Bawby must be Jill’s beard.

      • floridagirl88 says:

        And even after all that, LuMan still doesn’t have a job or product or a brand or anything. They must be grinding their teeth at night watching how Bethenny moved on and made something real of herself while they are still fighting over who was supposed to call whom.

  21. WindyCityWondering says:

    Kelly is the elephant in the RHNY room – is it worse to say to her face she is crazy or to let the behavior not only ride but be exploited?

  22. NYCer says:

    Argh–It’s “Gayle” King not Gail. Love her.

    I would love to temporarily change the name of the blog to “I Hate Jill Zarin as Much as I Hate LuAnn.” She is beyond bothersome, isn’t she? Honestly, she and Jill really do seem like they have some sort of strategy for the season but they are THE worst actresses. They just can’t make it work. Ramona will always be a little off-kilter, but she is not what they are saying she is. Also, Kelly was literally escorted home by a producer from the last vacation because she had an epic meltdown–and NO ONE IS ACKNOWLEDGING THAT. Jill/LuAnn are going along with the storyline of “Ramona was mean to Kelly on last year’s trip. Let’s make sure Ramona doesn’t ruin this year’s trip for all of us.” Do they think the entire audience is new this year?

    Jill tweeted that the “funniest” line of the show last night (which she delivered) was “I’d rather stay home and pick my nose.” That wasn’t funny. That was just plain gross. That lady has no class, no taste, no sense of humor, and no insight into what other people think of her. Nothing about her rings true anymore. I do remember liking her in Season 1. What oh what happened.

    This show disgusts me. I think I’ll give myself the gift of not watching the Morocco episodes.

    • Lavalady says:

      Also, it should be noted, Jill and LuAnn were not on the Scary Island trip, so how can they be so certain that Ramona bullied Kelly? Because Kelly says so? We need Bethenny’s clarity here. She was there; she was not drinking. If only we could have a Q & A with Bethenny. Wishful thinking.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        We saw the footage. They saw the footage. Kelly’s a liar. Why did Gayle let her off so easily? That part was fake imo. No way Kelly’s nutup was editing.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      “This show disgusts me. I think I’ll give myself the gift of not watching the Morocco episodes.”
      But you gotta watch the Luann and the Camel scene. When that scene comes on screen, I’m gonna raise a glass and give a toast to the camel with Ramona Pinot Grigio.

    • dsc60 says:

      kelly also made a comment, “i don’t want to have to remove myself from Morocco too.” or something like that as if SHE left scary island of her own accord. please! bethany was 100% correct… she is completely and utterly delusional.

    • Christine says:

      Kelly was about as unraveled on Scary Island as anyone I’ve seen. Telling Ramona, who graciously hosted that trip to “Zip it” was beyond the pale.
      P.S. Jill does not need to pick her own nose. I believe that she leaves that to Ginger.

  23. tinselkitty says:

    Hola, peeps! Hope everyone is getting all set for the impending doom tomorrow. In the meantime, thought y’all might like this little bit I put together today. Hypocrisy, thy name is Jill.
    http://tvtime101.com/2011/05/20/thats-rich-jill-zarin/

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Someone should find the TR Jill did by one of her Gingerettes who used the R word.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill has a gift. She can pluck words out of whole conversations and rearrange them to make herself believe that she is not a needy, nasty bully! I can forgive Jill but it doesn’t change what she is deep down inside. Her core is rotten.

    • quincyil says:

      Excellent research for that blog.

      My mom told me about the end of the world when she was walking up a hugh hill at 79 years old this morning. I told her she should have told me earlier becuase we would be at home eating cheesecake instead of exercising and she laughed and finished her 2 mile walk.

  24. Adgirl says:

    Last night was the saddest episode to date.
    I agree there was a decision or agreement by LuAnn and Jill to take back control of this season. Last year Bethenny became the center of attention while Jill was the heavy and LuAnn was Jill’s wingman/flying monkey.

    Last season LuAnn would disappear and pop up on occasion. She was irrelevant. She wasn’t part of Scary Island so “hosting” this year’s field trip secured her screentime and a measure of control over the cast.

    I don’t know that LuAnn meant to come off so barking & bitter. Maybe she thought she would become the natural “leader” of the group. It feels like she and Jill are very hurt by their portrayal last season and are harshly “disciplining” the offending cast member who refuses to be controlled by them (Ramona).

    • QuestionForLynn says:

      Now see, I would never in a million years be a Bit@2 like you were to me for expressing how you feel or asking questions.

    • jillz68 says:

      I think LuMan might have been drunk already at the charity event when she went off on Ramona. She certainly seemed worked up and I don’t know, my first thought was she was wasted.

      I want to hear more about Jill being an alcoholic. Ramona needs to spill. As far as I am concerned the gloves are off and if the brunettes are going to try and ruin Ramonas rep, they get what they deserve.

      One thing that Ramona has going for her that Jill doesn’t (one thing among many) and Jill knows it is, Ramona is a self made woman. Mario leaves her she is fine. Bawby leaves Jill, she has nothing except 10,000 copies of a bad book and a bazillion girdles.

  25. Noreen says:

    Lynn,
    Thanks for the great blog. I was appalled at the brunettes behavior on last night’s episode (and all season). It is so apparent that there is a conspiracy to make Ramona look as horrible as possible. I hated Ramona during season 1 but after watching her, I get her. I think she is outrageous and too honest at times, but she also listens and learns. I think it is interesting that Bethenny, Alex and Ramona have all done very well with their business endeavors and fan base, while Jill, LuAnn and Kelly might be struggling to get their business plans off the ground. I could be wrong, but I think it is their general unlikability that is holding them back. They don’t get that mean girls don’t play well to the public. I also think that Alex should continue writing books. Her blogs are so well written. Sonja’s blogs jump all over the place.

    I don’t believe one word out of Kelly’s mouth.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  26. Mindy says:

    Lynn,
    Love your blog! I agree, Jill and Luann planned this whole season to paint Ramona as the “mean girl.” I am really confused as to why they think we the “viewers” are stupid! She tried this with Betheny last season…. and look how well that turned out for her!! I am really just sadden by the fact that this used to by favorite “housewives” show, but after last night I am not sure if I can continue to watch the Jill and Luman show!!

  27. Cusi77 says:

    Thank You Lynn! As always five stars Blog!

    OT- I will be out of the Country for three weeks taking care of my carpal tunnel… But I will be reading Lynn’s Blog! I will not be watching RHONY in Morocco but Lynn always delivers! So I will know what happens over there.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Take care Cusi – hope all goes well and you return soon. We will snark for you while you are gone!

    • Lavalady says:

      Cusi – I hope you have success in your procedure(s) and come back healthy and happy.

    • FLG says:

      ((((Cusi)))) Warmest wishes for a complete and speedy recovery!!!

    • HD says:

      Take good care of yourself, Cusi and I pray all goes well with your surgery. Hugs!

    • VAgirl says:

      Best of luck Cusi. Hope you come back good as new!

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Cusi, Sending wishes for your speedy recovery! Que dios te bendiga y sea el senor su sirujano! Buena suerte.

    • MickeyMouth says:

      Take care ((((Cusi))))

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Good luck. But why go out of the country? Happy travels.

      • NJ Bev says:

        Dear Cusi- I want to wish you a speedy recovery-
        I had both hands treated for Carpal Tunnel years
        ago and am very happy with the results.I am curious,
        are you
        doing both hands at the same time, or one hand
        first then the other?
        I did one at a time, the idea of both hands
        being unusable at the same time was not
        appealing to me-
        I heard there is a new procedure that is
        being done where the incision at the base
        of the hand is no longer necessary?
        Good Luck Cusi, keep us posted on
        your recovery! xo, bev

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Good luck, Cusi! We’ll miss you! My friend had the surgery and it was a snap. She worried before, but within a short time (weeks shorter than predicted) she was back to doing everything she wanted to do — even swinging a tennis racket. I hope yours is as easy and fast!

    • FlowerPower says:

      Wishing you a speedy recovery, Cusi!

    • klmh says:

      Good luck on your surgery. Let us know how it goes…

    • Mookies1mom says:

      I hope everything goes well and you have a speedy recovery! Take care of yourself and we’ll all be anxiously awaiting to hear from you when you return!

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Take care and safe travels Cusi. I hope everything works well for you.

    • Furalis says:

      Good Luck. Hope all goes well.

  28. PJ says:

    In my opinion, there must be some sort of pact between Countless LooLoo, JZ and KooKoo. These three seem to be playing to the camera and in my opinion we are all being had. They are going after Ramona and Alex, coincidently the two most popular persons on the show, with the viewers. Is there an attempt at a coup? Jill is claiming she has changed so now we have LooLoo & KooKoo going after Ramona trying to make it look like Ramona is an alcoholic. Alex says on her blog that this is not true and I tend to believe Alex. Now KooKoo is saying that Alex is difficult to film with because of her anger issues. Since when does Alex have anger issues!? Alex has always been the most balanced of the lot. In my opinion the three of these “ladies” have a master plan.

    If LooLoo gives one more lecture on class I may have to throw up because LooLoo has the least amount of class of any housewife and that is saying something. But we get the point LooLoo you and the three amigos can say what ever classless things you want but let Ramona or Alex say what’s on their minds and all bets are off. Talk about back biting B’s. LooLoo please take some ex-lax and go to the Loo it may lighten you up. You just can’t function holding all that inside.

    I’m sorry to say I do not believe anything Kelly says. Did anyone else catch her wish for a man who is not demonic? This seems to be on her mind a lot because she said something similar about Alex when on scary island. I’m not a mental health professional but this seems an important piece of the puzzle when looking into Kelly’s mental health issues. We all watched what happened on scary island and clearly Kelly was the one with a problem, Kelly was the bully, Kelly went after the others. Now we’re supposed to pretend that what happened was somehow Ramona’s fault. This is just weird.

    I for one am sick of feeling like I’m being manipulated by Bravo but ok they have a show to put on, but now are we also being manipulated by some of the “ladies” on the show? If it was just for entertainment sake maybe it would be ok but this looks and feels like it’s personal.

    All of the above is strictly personal opinion.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      In the age of google – does Kelly really think she is going to get a husband?

      • Furalis says:

        I totally agree. Can you imagine any gentleman ever getting involved with her. I just can’t imagine a nice guy having to listen to her at all and thinking what a great woman. She is a 13 year old and any educated man would be like WTF.

  29. boston02127 says:

    Great blog Lynn, thx. I totally agree, Jill, Luann & Kelly approched this season with a plan.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      The terrific trio of terrorists will be going after Ramona, unfortunately IMO, they couldn’t plan their way out of a paper bag.

      • Christine says:

        I don’t think they needed much of a plan. Their whole house of cards has a foundation of lies. Wing it, say what you want and spin a cover story – plan is formed.

  30. Queen Butter Bean says:

    Ok…off-topic, but…

    FLG – I love your posts. I’m going to start using your adjectives (with proper credit, of course) when I refer to *those* women…

    AND…Has anyone listened to Adele’s last album. I’m an old woman…ok…only 49…ok, ok…50 soon….but it’s a GREAT album. She’s got a really unique voice that works wonderfully with the music she’s chosen.

    QBB

    • FLG says:

      Love Adele. Real talent! Golden Voice! Amazing Lyrics! What’s not to love?

      • HD says:

        Adele is simply wonderful! Talented beyond belief. And I am soooooooooooo glad she has not bent to the powers that be to change her image. She is true to her music and true as an artist!

        • MAMAZ says:

          I love Adele too! I’m a huge R&B fan. She’s amazing. I also love Jill Scott. Anyone else?

          • HD says:

            I love Jill Scott too! And Erykah Badu.

            • HD says:

              Also I have to admit as well, I loveeeeee Amy Winehouse. That woman can really sing! Not sure if got the help she needed. I really hope so. Too much talent to drink or inhale away.

              • MAMAZ says:

                HD -Yes! Amy Winehouse. And let’s not forget India Arie.
                But Jill Scott is one of my all time favorites. As an actress too. I loved her in The #1 LAdies Detective Agency. That show made me feel as good as the Housewives make me feel bad.

                • 2Stupid says:

                  Love them all as well. My friend and I used to blast Erykah Badu as loud as we could play hanging out on Friday nights. I also went through an Amy Winehouse stint where my baby new the words to rehab. He would sing at the top of his lines “No, No, No!”

                • lovemamaearth says:

                  I love that book series!!

    • VAgirl says:

      I love Adele, too! Great voice.

    • FLG says:

      Thank you QBB feel free to use what you feel is fit to type!

  31. WindyCityWondering says:

    Jilldozer believes in apologizes – you accept her apology but she doesn’t have to own what she did to you, acknowledge how she hurt you and you are not allowed to speak of what she did. Interestingly enough she doesn’t understand why her feet are held to the fire.

    • boston02127 says:

      Jilldozer LOL. Good one!

    • lillybee says:

      But Jill refused to accept Bethenny’s apology.

      • T-REX says:

        Yep, then questioned Bethenny why she didn’t try harder to apologize once she realized that public sentiment had turned against her and everyone saw her for the heartless-lying-shrew that she is.

        • dsc60 says:

          and now this season she refers to it as bethany not accepting HER apology. she’s a master twister. well, at least she tries.

  32. quincyil says:

    I just finished my blog on Simon’s webisode for tomorrow. I learned how to capture a photo from a video all by myself. I enjoy those little video more than the RHNYC episodes. I feel cheated this week as it’s only 2.32 minutes and they last two were 3.23 minutes. I feel cheated out of one minute.

  33. Rabble Rouser says:

    I’m bringing this over from the other blog- it was about Jill cracking off that “Ramona’s designer” line can be found at JC Penny

    Jill clearly doesn’t get it which is one of the many reasons she is a colossal failure in the shilling department.

    Most of the housewife’s don’t even actually have the money they try to project they have; most people in today’s economy also don’t have a lot of disposable cash either. One of the reason why Bethanny’s product (and probably Ramona’s wine) did well is because it is a product that people would buy anyway- at a reasonable price point.

    No one is going to buy ugly bed sheets that cost over $100 just because it has Jill’s name on it.

    Ramona getting hooked up with a designer who’s line is affordable to the everyday woman is genius. Remember when the first lady wore a dress from H&M? They sold like hotcakes.

    Jill, if you are reading this- and we both know that you are….you really need to humble yourself. Remember, your demographic appeal seems limited to 16 year old Australian girls- stick to shill your Kola bear clips and maybe you will make a buck or two.

    • Anne says:

      It is quite telling that alcohol is the binding product which most HW watchers have an affinity towards. It must be a demographic thing…

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Ohhhhh- good one Darling

        I guess some of us just don’t really need to be told never to wear chiffon on Christmas day or not to pre-cut our meat into pieces

  34. Bloshka says:

    1. I was irritated that the housewives are not allowing Ramona to do her infommercials for her Pinot Grigio in peace. C’mon ladies, let Ramona plug her product already!

    2. Luann seems more willing to speak badly of her cast mates behind their backs than in previous seasons. Plus, she thinks being a good friend is getting in the middle of an argument that does not concern her.

    3. Also irritated that they didn’t let us know what charity got the anti-bullying money, or tell us who the designer was at the charity. Jill’s stepdaughter seemed very nice.

    4. Kelly clearly does not understand or acknowledge that she lost her mind in the Virgin Islands and is blaming Ramona.

    5. I’m really enjoying Sonja’s slutty ways.

    • quincyil says:

      I think Sonja is a tease… S^M on toast was cute.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I with you on #5…Sonia and her slutty ways are just hysterical…and that is just how she wants it to be seen-I think she knows exactly what she is doing this season and I find it fun and crazy and silly.

    • FLG says:

      Lynn, great blog as always! I don’t know how you and Q do it! But I’m so glad you do!!! I was happy to see you mention The Zarin Family Trust.
      I’d like to know more about The Zarin Family Trust. I have tried to find out info and have hit a dead end. Is is a Charitable Remainder Trust? Is it a Living Trust? Is it revocable or irrevocable? I was told, but have not verified that it is or will be somehow connected to the New York Community Trust. I am not sure I trust the source of that information. I have searched for an EIN number and have been unable to locate one. I am somewhat familiar with Trusts and Foundations (but no expert) and I can usually google and use other internet means to find out information I would like to know about these matters. To my knowledge, 501(c)(3)’s are required to file financial disclosures. This esquiring mind would like to know more.

      • glammedupthug says:

        I would love it if some brave soul tweeted Jill to ask what this “charity” was that the donations went towards.

    • Cheri says:

      #4. She can’t acknowledge it because it’s still missing

  35. HD says:

    You hit the nail on the head, Lynn!

    What pisses me off soooooooooooooooooo much about Luann is that she attempts to get these digs in under the guise of being nice or having manners. I can’t stand someone like that. She just had to mention that damn dress so that she could get a dig in at Ramona. Then when Jill comes up she says something like, “so nice you made up.” Girl if you don’t shutup!! I loved that Bethanny called her out about that. She does that allllllllllll the time and says it with a smile and in that darlingggggggggg voice like that makes it better. I wish I could just tell her off one good time!

  36. boston02127 says:

    My 2 cents.

    What happen last season at Ramona’s wedding with Jill and Ramona was all a farce.
    Jill has NEVER FORGIVEN Ramona after her unexpected, uninvited island surprise visit.

    Jill gave this season careful thought and gave much thought on how to get “even” with Romana without her looking like the bad guy as she did with Bethenny.

    Jill is manipulating Luann, Kelly and Cindy to do her dirty work. They’re just too dumb to see it.

    Jill doesn’t give a rats a** about Luann but pulled her in to do her dirty work, making Luann look bad and not herself. Luann is not street smart enough to beware of Jill. At some point Luann will get eaten up and I’ll laugh.

    Kelly would follow a chimp up a banana tree, so Jill pretty much has her in the palm of her hand. Jill doesn’t give a rats a** about Kelly. Jill has nobody else but stupid Kelly and Kelly will do anything for Jill thinking she’s liked by Jill. Kelly is too stupid to be cautious of Jill.

    This season is one big manipulating mess caused by Jill. I hope it all comes out in the wash, with Luann, Kelly and Cindy turning on Jill when they realize how they’ve been manipulated.

    Jill is still the same bully and the nasty bit*h we’ve always known.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It is my hope that Bravo lets Jill manipulate herself right off the show.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      Go Boston! You hit the nail on the head and pounded it to the next building! You go girl! I hope your grades at school are good because at this HWSnarkUniversity your GPA is 4.0 Keep making us proud! 🙂

    • TEB2350 says:

      I totally agree Boston! Well said!

    • FLG says:

      Ding, Ding, Ding….bells are ringing and lights are flashing. You just hit the Jackpot! I agree with each and every word you have written! A++++

    • Furalis says:

      That is a really good point. There is so much to this blog that you forget what is staring you in the face. Jill will never forget that. She was thrown out and who does that to her!!!!!! You are so right.

  37. Sam says:

    I came across an article online that talks about how reality-show contestants are ‘edited into’ the role of hero or villain, and some of the comments pertain to Housewife-type reality shows too. Here’s the site for those who are interested in reading it (with apologies because I don’t know how to create a link):

    http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/reality-show-therapist-grilled_38?page=0,0

    • Sam says:

      Hey, this site automatically turns something into a link! I’m so impressed!

    • Sam says:

      Somebody says that using this link gave them a virus. I have no idea why, because the site is reputable (it’s for the Hollywood magazine “The Wrap”) and didn’t give me a virus, but if you’re worried just type in the site name without using the link.

      (Maybe the virus was caused by this site, when it turned my typing into a link?)

    • Sam says:

      AHA!

      I went back to the site (“The Wrap” magazine) and discovered that when the address was turned into a link, extra stuff was added at the end. The end of the site address should be “-grilled_3438”

      So you can get to it by typing in everything up until “grilled” and then put the above ending in instead of what’s in the link, and you’ll get the article. Or you can just to to The Wrap and search for it.

      Again, sorry about the virus!!!!

  38. MAMAZ says:

    ‘People who are psychopathic prey ruthlessly on others using charm, deceit, violence or other methods that allow them to get what they want. The symptoms of psychopathy include: lack of a conscience or sense of guilt, lack of empathy, egocentricity, pathological lying, repeated violations of social norms, disregard for the law, shallow emotions, and a history of victimizing others.’
    – Robert Hare, Ph.D

    Remind you of anyone?

  39. ramonacoaster says:

    OMG! when I saw the video where Jill has a snake on her head she says “How can I be afraid of snake when…” I thought she was gonna say “I am one.”

  40. Kats2 says:

    Said it before and will say it again, Ramona will make sure that anything she is selling or promoting is in every scene with her.

    Face cream – check
    Jewelry – check

    If Ramona was selling alpaca’s she’s toss a leash on it and take it to Morocco

  41. MickeyMouth says:

    For Boston02127 – Kelly “Wiggum” Bensimon: http://wp.me/pWaBw-u6

  42. Rabble Rouser says:

    Does anyone else find it a little symbolic that LuLu is a snake and next week we see Jill wearing a snaked wrapped around her head- almost like she has LuMan wrapped around her finger?

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Now that’s symbolism. “Snakes and venom and wives” is very good title especially when Jill’s pictured in the video.

  43. MAMAZ says:

    I tried watching NY last night. I thought that maybe since I was able to watch NJ I could handle NY. I was wrong. It made me so tense, my stomach was upset.
    As awful as the NJ h’wives are it seems like it is coming from raw emotion. JZ, Luanne and KKB are so calculating, so ruthless. I would be very afraid to be in the same circle as they are.

    A few days ago I said that Tamra was worse than JZ. I take that back. I think JZ is a horrible himan being. What I really can’t fathom is what is she trying to gain from her behavior?

    • Suzieq says:

      I find that I have this horrible disgusted facial expression while watching NY! It’s kinda like a sneer….I realize I’m doing it, and I make myself stop…..then 10 minutes later, I realize I’m doing it again!! Lol
      But also I realize that I care too much and have to try to talk myself out of tearing up…..it’s just a stupid TV show and I shouldn’t get so upset about how horrible these brunettes are…..I think I also get really sad because bravo has given them a platform and I really don’t understand why…..?? Here I go again…it’s just a show, it’s just a show, it’s just a show…
      U will probably make fun of me but I can’t help it….I’ve always been an emotional mess!! Lol

      • Adgirl says:

        HAHA. Susieq you had me at “horrible disgusted facial expression”. I have that too during this show. I hide in the xtra room and watch so my hubby doesn’t see it. LOL.

        • Suzieq says:

          I do too!!! I have an extra room with TV and I really do hide in there so my husband doesn’t make fun of my disgusted faces and talking/yelling at the TV! Lol

      • Christine says:

        Oh good – I’m not alone. I, however, catch myself talking back at the TV. I can be heard muttering things like “Yeah right”, Liar and just shut up. My husband has come into the room and asked who I was talking to, sees what’s on the screen and says “Oh. OK.”

  44. boston02127 says:

    I kind of went around this subject on the last blog regarding Jill’s stepdaughter. She’s so proud of her and so close with her. (sure) Why haven’t we seen Jennifer before? Jill’s never had lunch with her, never invited her to any of her family functions. In four yrs we’ve never seen Jennifer. Why now? We’ve seen other HW’s friends. Jill is a user. I was shocked to see that last night. Why can’t any of Jill’s family members see this?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Last night was a gratuitous use of her step daughter – it was an anti bully charity fundraiser and on facebook today Jill is talking on and on about Jennifer’s life coaching, born with disfiguring birthmarks charity BUT she is not talking about bullying!
      Jill is also complaining that it was her mommy that convinced Kelly to go to Morocco and that scene was cut. BRAVO RULE: Jill is not allowed to use more than two members of her family per episode – she got her daughter and step daughter but not the cryptkeeper.

      • JKW says:

        I will probably get slammed for this but ….Yes, bullying can be a problem. And it obviously is in extreme cases. However, it’s to the point that any disagreements, name calling or just things that stupid little kids have done for ages…is now considered bullying. Kids have made fun of other kids forever. It’s gotten to the point that everything is so pc that there is a label for anything that someone doesn’t like. Kids get some kind of stupid trophy even if they don’t win…you can’t hurt their self esteem. Parents don’t tell them to practice more and they might improve. Or even let’s find something you are good at. You get rewards even when you don’t do well…and worse yet some kind of excuse. It’s always someone elses fault. There are more ADDs, AHDDs etc categories that they try to label kids…then just put them on meds. Not that there aren’t some kids that need them. Grounding, taking away things and having some consequences might be the best thing for some of them. Because a kid calls another kid a name it is not bullying. Kids fight and unless there are weapons involved it’s was pretty much normal when I was a kid. ( long time ago ) Break it up and the next minute they could be friends. Sorry, but Jills step daughter was not what I consider bullied. The girls didn’t want to be her friend…well you know not everyone is going to be your friend…hemangioma or not. I am sure it’s upsetting to her but as Ramona stated…she does have self confidence to stand up and speak about it. I think just about every hormonal teenager felt that way at some time. Sometimes the parents should just tell them to suck it up and that the person isn’t worth having as a friend. It gets no easier when you are an adult and everyone doesn’t want to be your friend. Your boss isn’t going to give you an award when you screw up…just because you showed up. Or when you don’t get a job or are passed up for a promotion. They are not doing their kids any favors by protecting them from everything in life. The attacking thing with Jill is ridiculous. Discussing or even arguing your point of view is not attacking or bullying. Because you don’t agree with someone it is not attacking. Sorry for the rant but it gets to the point of ridiculous sometimes.

        • Mookies1mom says:

          Kids will always find something to make fun of no matter what. I started having migraines when I was 3 years old. I lived in a small town and went to school with the same group from kindergarten to high school. I wasn’t made fun of because I threw up with every migraine, which surprised even me. I was made fun of because my parents were older than most everyone else’s. It always something that is just a tad different that kids pick up on and run with it.

        • MichellefromNY says:

          Nope, I tottally agree with you. We do coddle children more than we used to and thats why there are so many spoiled, self centered, I-dont-have-to-work-to-get-anything, Ashley-type kids in this world.

  45. boston02127 says:

    Hey Jill Zarin~
    Lynn’s blog stats – 2,436,293 hits.

    Winning!

    • T-REX says:

      Wonder what the hits are on Lisainnewengland, if they even have a counter, probably less than 1000 and most of those would be her staff checking to see if anyone has posted anything!

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Lisa’s blog does have a counter- only it winds backwards because it’s a impending doomsday/rapture clock.

    • Noreen says:

      Still laughing!

    • Anne says:

      You mean impressions…

      • T-Rex says:

        So Ally since school is out, you going to have fun with the Zarin’s in The Hamptons? Have you chosen a major yet in school? Isn’t college a blast!

  46. boston02127 says:

    Gotta go to work for 3. BBL tonight. 🙂 The world is suppose to end tomorrow. Ohhhh…..lol, if I don’t see you guys here later, it was nice knowing all of you. Ok, I have to do the knock wood now. Damn Irish.

    • lillybee says:

      I wish I started a service that would take care of the pets belonging to people who will be raptured. It would be prepaid of course. I know I will be one of those left behind.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        right? How brilliant was that!
        I too know I will be left behind. We could have started a business together!
        Rapture Doggie Day Care-omg don’t get all icky with me-jk!

        • 2Stupid says:

          I heard on the radio a group of aethiests did and are charging $135 for ins policy that when rapture comes they will come and take care of your pets. The radio said they had over a 100 clients. Also, a company that will send your loved ones (that you don’t believe will make it) emails. If they for some reason don’t log in to their server the emails will go out. The supposedly have over 100 customers as well for a monlthly fee of $15. Got to love entrepreneurs!

      • FLG says:

        Alexis Bellino says I can’t go see the pearly gates either……I guess I’ll be baking another death-by-chocolate cake tomorrow. Oh, and I plan to go by one particularly homophobic church and pick out a new car…..(very wealthy congregation) Should I go for a Rolls, Bentley, Mercedes or Audi or Lexus? Suggestions?

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          crap that’s hilarious! Why stop at their car? Go to their houses too. preferably one with a pool.
          If there are any servants left know they are as wicked as you and me, and have them makes libations.
          nonbelieving’s thirsty work

          • FLG says:

            Hubs and I already have a pool. I think we’re gonna be looking for a couple of extra pool boys, though!

    • FlowerPower says:

      “Damn Irish” ROFLMAO

      (I’m half Irish/half French….always knock wood.)

    • Kansas Girl says:

      It’s supposed to happen at 6:00 Central time. Just so you can plan your day.

      I’ll be around after too. I like it here. 🙂

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Is that am or pm? I will be sleeping during the former and likely eating dinner during the latter…..too busy, so sorry I won’t be attending!

  47. lovinthisblog says:

    Jill is PIZZED on Facebook today because they cut out a scene with her Mommy. Ugh! That’s cuz we are all SICK of you Jill. Really. I’m so tired of this.

    • Okie Folkie says:

      GOOD! I dont wanna see that horrible “Mother’s not haaappppy” Gloria invade my TV ever, ever again.
      Its a double WIN if jz is pist! YAY!

    • quincyil says:

      Jill’s mom was also at the baseball park when Sonja dressed in a cheerleader’s uniform. They cut Jill and her mom out there also.

      These new producers are mean to Jill Zarin.

  48. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Hi everyone!
    I tried, I mean really tried, to watch last night…just couldn’t do it. I started to, and I bailed out after the hotel gift opening faux pas. I mean who does that? Opens a gift in a hotel lobby? *gasp* and clutch the pearls! What a joke this season is turning out to be! And the foreshadowing of the Ramona alcoholic smear campaign? I’m out.

    I watched The Office and Parks and Recreation instead.

    You know things are bad with RHONY when I’m looking forward to the next episode of RHONJ instead. Who wouldda evah thunk it?

    I just stopped by here to see if there was any more proof of @error404’s interesting Dry Drunk theory. It will all come out in the wash. If not now, then when Ally’s tell all book gets published. I’d pay for that book. Know that!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Yes, there was. Check above or late yesterday. Ramona twitted something about Jill being an alcoholic.

      • MAMAZ says:

        OMIB – Me too. I also switched to P&R. Amy Poeller is so cute.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        yeah but nothing was posted on that topic on today’s facebook- am I correct? I read all of last nights chat- believe me that was enough!

        • Adgirl says:

          Ramona posted the emails between her and jill’s assistants about the wine at the charity. Jill’s assistant requested wine to be consumed during the lunch – not to be auctioned.

          Nothing more about Jill drinking.

  49. JaniceP says:

    Hi all, Thanks for the great blog! I totally agree that Jill and Luann have some sort of “plan” this season. With that said, I wonder what their “plan of attack” is for the trip to Morocco? I’m sure they will continue to make Ramona look bad, but what else do they have up their sleeves? I don’t trust these women as far as I can throw them!! Beware Blondes!!

  50. Butters'Mom says:

    Cusi I will miss you. I will send you lots of healing energy so u come back sooner rather then later.

  51. cabbie413 says:

    how many episodes left in #rhony? we know that the next 3 will be morocco..so i’m wondering what, if anything, will be after that especially since they delayed rhony premier date because they wanted/needed more interesting footage.

  52. Ed says:

    FYI- If you have Sprint your votes to WWHL don’t go through. I have been trying for months. I voted team blonde and I am sure many others with Sprint did to only to not be counted in the votes. Maybe Jill had Sprint subscribers blocked from voting.

  53. T-REX says:

    HA! Just went to the Facebook pages and JZilla had measly 116 thousand “Likes”, Bethenny Frankel, ……………….drum roll please……….. 591 Thousand! Jzilla you LOSE big time!

  54. Malinia says:

    Anyone know the back story on Cindy? Did she have a rich daddy or did she really make her money all by herself?

  55. WindyCityWondering says:

    The bus scene where Kelly was to show her award winnng acting talent as a battered woman was too contrived to believe. She had to cover her face, she did not deliver her lines well and if in fact it happened when she was in her 20s then she would never have married the notorious modelizer Gilles Bensimone nor would she be brave enough to physically attack her stalker boyfriend. LuAnn said she felt Kelly’s pain – does that mean the Count knocked her around too? And the two idiots in the back of the bus were totally oblivious to this? Bravo will lose viewers because of this garbage – there are sensitive subjects that are just not reality tv fodder and this my friends was one of them! It was disgusting.

    • Kats2 says:

      Totally agree!

    • T-REX says:

      I agree! Of course since not watching the show, I can only assume what occurred. Uhm, okay one slap, while this is hurtful, my goodness I think every movie older than 1981 had at least 1 slap at a female in it, does not make for “abuse”. Abuse(not mine, by BFF), having your ribs broken while he is kicking you while you are in a fetal position on the ground to shield the B*stard from the child you are carrying. Then after baby is born having him drag you by your hair and punching at you while you are sleeping because he doesn’t feel like changing his kids diaper, etc. Yep, now that’s some examples of what I would call “abuse”.

    • nathania says:

      yeah I think the reason Jill was looking down was she wrote the lines and she was trying not to be caught mouthing them along with Kelly

  56. Stella says:

    I haven’t read all of the comments yet but who else was outraged over Kelly telling Ramona to pull her skirt down? Her vag skimming hemlines are ok but Ramona can’t wear a mini skirt that at least goes to her thighs. Kelly is a walking contradition and I really think so she is so far gone that she will NEVER get it.

  57. W. says:

    When I see Cindy, I imagine she smells like weed.

    • lillybee says:

      That woman needs a stylist ASAP.

    • Kats2 says:

      For me she would smell like a potato because she has a potato head and face

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I imagine she smells like burnt hair and horses’ stalls.

    • Okie Folkie says:

      I would imagine THAT would make her a lot more likable! Especially if its really gooooood weed.

      • dsc60 says:

        i figured out who i think cindy looks like… Steven Tyler. i’m so sorry steven, but not to worry, you are a guy. you just wouldn’t look too good if you were a girl. cindy proves that.

      • jillz68 says:

        Okay, you said exactly what I was thinking!

  58. quincyil says:

    Ramona has to be making a fortune off this show or she would not put up with Jill Zarin.

    Here’s a tweet fight between them on Ramona’s tweet line right now:

    ramonasinger Ramona Singer
    I have no problem but u were the alcoholic”@Jillzarin: I was worried @kellybensimon couldn’t defend herself against Ramona when she drinks.”

  59. Smompy says:

    I was wondering why it took the “brunettes” six hours to reach the Canyon Ranch spa in Lenox, Mass, when it should be no more than a three hour trip (hey, like those people onboard the SS Minnow…if only Gilligan had been on that Canyon Ranch van), but then I realized Jill was probably just being a whiny bitch and needed something to complain about to the bellman, so she made it sound like it took twice as long to get there as it actually did. Then it struck me how ironical it was for Jill to say something like because…well…can you imagine being trapped in a van with Jill (or Kelly or Luann) for three hours? It’d feel like an eternity in the most fiery depths of hell. I’m not counting Cindy, but only because I imagine she probably slept or texted the entire time they were driving.

    Also, I’m sure Jill’s stepdaughter had a tough time as a kid (and an even tougher time when Jillzilla waltzed into her life as an adult), but the part of her speech that Bravo chose to show had nothing to do with bullying per se. I mean, she overheard some kid mentioning her deformity to some other kid and saying that’s why she didn’t want to be the girl’s friend, but that doesn’t constitute bullying IMHO. And even if she was actually bullied (but Bravo oddly chose not to show that part) how exactly was that lunch supposed to fight such childhood bullying anyway? Where would the money go? I guess these questions are all rhetorical being that we all know Jill staged that whole scene as a way to make herself look caring and charitable. And of course since she couldn’t control her venomous tongue and nasty facial expressions while Ramona was there, she failed miserably. Again. But still, I keep seeing the ANTI-BULLYING events advertised, but I can’t figure out how they’re supposed to do any real good. Will childhood bullies feel guiltridden because rich people are staging charity events based upon their behavior? Will the charities pay the bullies to behave better?

    • VAgirl says:

      Smompy – You always come up with good posts and questions.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Are you wondering how Jill bullied her step daughter into speaking? That split second while she was sitting there being announced was one of inner pain and sadness. That said – Jennifer did a great job speaking.

  60. VAgirl says:

    For those of you who didn’t get to see the Forbes cover shot (hope this works)

    http://www.realitytea.com/

  61. Rahrah says:

    Poor long suffering Bawby..Luann really defines G-H-E-T-T-O..Kelly, don’t like to comment on the mentally disabled but they shouldn’t be in public without their babysitters..one more about Luann, I am starting to think Luann learned these so called manners at the Nevada Bunny Ranch, wink, wink..I can’t get why Jill is so desperate, oh what a tangled web she weaves..I don’t call Jill’s fans fans , I call them enablers, apparently they enjoy watching her make an ass of herself. Jill really needs someone kissing her ass to make her feel good about herself..you know Jill is a bully, right? She has bullied Alex relentlessly. Can you hear me Jill. I think Jill is right up there with Arnold, Maria’s soon to be ex-husband. I could forgive Arnold if the woman wasn’t so butt ugly. It wouldn’t surprise me if Jill ran for President, oh, I shouldn’t give her ideas. If Jill wants to change her image she can start by keeping her mouth shut. You’d think a jewish mother would know that if you can’t say anything nice, not to say anything at all. As far as a man slapping Kelly, I would never condone violence of any type but he-whomever slapped her must of thought she had gone into a trance and was only trying to slap her back into reality or, or she told him that bit about I’m up here, you’re down there and he didn’t take it well and slapped her. What I want to know did he slap her across the face or across the ass, maybe he was just slapping her ass instead of saying nice ass or, or she was having a facial tick spasm and he had no other choice but to slap her to stop her face from ticking, ticking uncontrollably may cause further brain damage..did I mention Cindy scares me, I think Cindy is one of those transformers things, I keep expecting her to change into gigantic destructive robot out to destroy NY (yes, I’ve know I need to stop watching the kiddie movie) and when Cindy comes on the screen I say FE-FI-FO-FUM, hadn’t thought of that for sixteens years at least.. it’s a shame when your hoping Sonja will show her lady parts for a much needed distraction, like comic relief. As a working class woman I absolutely adore Alex, and I can deal with Ramona, she definitely has a warm heart. This shit is hilarious.

  62. stlgal says:

    Could it be that LuAnn is retaliating against Ramona because Ramona tweeted about Victoria’s racist rant episode? Does anyone remember that? I think Victoria was on YouTube and Ramona sent readers to check it out on her twitter.

    • quincyil says:

      All of this episode was in late Oct. or very early Nov. The bad tweet happened in Jan.

      • Mookies1mom says:

        So, I’m guessing it’s going to get worse for Ramona. Look at how LuMan reacts to any perceived slight. I hate to see what happens when it it all goes down.

      • Cheri says:

        But the talking heads are done later and the blogs are being done after they view the weeks show so I’m guessing for sure the blogs are reflecting that anger at R and probably the talking heads

    • Malinia says:

      It really nailed Countless Squash Blossom! I hope you tweeters will tweet it to everyone!

      BTW, great blog Lynn!

      • quincyil says:

        The article said that her ex husband slapped Kelly. I read on another site that a good guy hit her.

        I remember that Kelly said that she filed for the divorce, but on realestalker, Big Momma said that Giles wanted the divorce.

        There must have been a big fight.

        • Malinia says:

          So many blogs are saying that Kelly said her ex hit her. I remember her specifically saying it happened BEFORE she met and married Gilles.

          So strange, but I bet Gilles is pissed!

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Gilles called – he wants his name back NOW!

          • dsc60 says:

            kelly says that in her blog also. she talks about the “abusive” relationship then goes on to say how lucky she was to have found Gilles and how wonderful she still thinks he is.

  63. California35 says:

    Am I late for the party? probably. The night or the day after NY there are so many coments and I want to read them all before I can post…therefore I end up not posting at all. I just had a chance and will first read the recap. What a show last night…all the acting, and the scolding, and the Ramona drinking bashing….if I can’t come back to post today…I wish you all to have a lovely weekend…I got lost to do at home (as usual) and I will have guests (sister and her baby :-)). It will be a nice weekend for me.

    • Adgirl says:

      You are not too late! Hope you return later.

    • glammedupthug says:

      I am so anal about reading every post that if Iread the blog early, I’ll go back and scour through it several hours later looking for posts based on the time they were written. I keep this up till the new blog comes out. Like you, I read thrru not wanting to write anything somebody else wrote farther down. I get so far that I forgot what I was going to write. There’s gotta be a better way!

      • kotagirl29 says:

        Type the comment you want to post on each new blog. If you fear repeating someone else’s comment, then just say hi. Before you click post comment, scroll down a little and click on the boxes in front of “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” and “Send me site updates”. Then click post comment. Go to your email. Click on the link to subscribe to the blog. You will now get emails every time someone posts a comment after your subscription. You have to do this with each new blog. But it works great for the chat blogs that Lynn and Empress Quincy post and helps keep track of new comments.

  64. Adgirl says:

    I’m having a difficult time visioning Jill drunk.

    I can see that Jill’s behavior has created a huge increase of alcoholics. I just can’t see Ms. ControlPanty getting all sloppy herself.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      maybe you meant that she’s an ass-holic?
      there’s no 12 step program for that

  65. krone says:

    I was waiting for Kelly to break down and/or accuse Barstool of channeling the devil when she received her monogrammed robe. We all know how threatening she finds monograms.

  66. Amber...Real Wife says:

    My turn.

    This season of RHONY has turned into a Confederacy of dunces. (fave book) Jill has managed become the leader of two, nope three crazy, desperate, dumb dragqueens in Kellidiot, LuMan and CinderfellaDoorstop. These minions were ready willing and able to carry out Jillousy’s vicious agenda to curry her favor. BRAVO editors believing this would be entertaining have just managed to alienate, anger and lose countless HW fans. They’ve joined in to give us another season of Jill and her lackeys humiliating, slandering and attempting to destroy the reputations and livelihoods of castmates. Will this never stop?

    The only change up or comic relief comes from the “blondes”. Ramona, Sonja and Alex manage to change the energy of the show. Ramona by shilling her products, defending herself and riding her emotional coaster. Sonja by writing/casting/starring /directing her scenes, making both drama and comedy. Alex by taking names and speaking her mind while defending herself and others, refusing to be the floormat of years past. What a wonderful world, where there is bleach and peroxide. 🙂

    LuMan’s anger over the DavidMeister issue, I believe didn’t show Ramona as petty but more Luman as a jealous biter. How many different pics haven’t we seen with the housewives wearing the same dresses. They could have their own segment of “Bitch stole my look!” DavidMeister calculated the math and decided in order to gift Luman his designs, he’d have to fork over money for jewelry and shoes too. TurquoiseLu/Dasboot would just manage to make his designs look hideous with her jewelry and only pair of boots. Ramona as his muse was a no-brainer. A quirky, dramatic, entrepreneur who gets press OR a used, abused, worn out hobag whose look, career and personality is wearing a toe tag? Ramona please! LOL

    • Adgirl says:

      Since there are so mnay talented designers in NY the fact that LuAnn can’t find one to patronize speaks volumes about her perceived status in the real world.
      Somehow it’s Ramona’s fault?

      • FLG says:

        Countess SBHH could always wear some She-by-Sheree……….”It’s imported dahling” (from Atlanta….lol)

      • MAMAZ says:

        If David Meister didn’t want to dress Ramona exclusively he could have opted not to do so. While I find the whole concept of a signature style pretentious it’s not unheard of in the entertainment industry.
        Luann is a poor sport.

        • quincyil says:

          Yeah. I aksed the girl at Walmart to only let me buy the three dollar short sleeved blue tee shirt and she laughed me right out of the clothing section and into the dog food aisle.

          • jillz68 says:

            Because I already had the shirt and an exclusive deal! Gotta get there more quickly!

      • cabbie413 says:

        ohhh great point! ..and a great point to make at the reunion! I hope Andy is listening!!

        Andy asks some decent questions at the reunion, but he lets them slide with bs answers and i’m getting tired of that !!

        • Adgirl says:

          He never follows up. If another housewife doesn’t get scream Liar! then he just move on.

  67. WindyCityWondering says:

    LuAnn has a budding music career, LuAnn has a man in her bed, LuAnn has a BFF in Jill and now LuAnn will hostess the Moroccan melodrama. Guess what? She is still an insufferable, borish buttinski! Bravo take the garbage out please!

    • nathania says:

      amen to that.

      no matter WHAT happens in her life, she still isn’t happy unless she’s making someone else miserable.

  68. Laura says:

    It’s amazing to me that so many different people can watch the same show and come away from it with different opinions. I will never, ever, understand how someone could watch Luann, Jill and Kelly and think that these three women are “normal” and “victims” of whatever….Its crystal clear to me that the three of them, especially when they band together are toxic and out to prove they are better than everyone else. Luann with her constant lecturing, sticking her nose in where it doesn’t belong. She has no clue what happened with Kelly on Scary Island or between Ramona and Jill at Ramona’s party b/c she wasn’t there, she only heard JILLs version of the story. And she only heard Kelly’s version of what happened on the Island. I can’t help but to think back to Cat taking Luann to task on WWHL, it was so great and right on point.

    Jill lies so much, she wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped her on her SLEEZy wearing bodysuit covered butt!

    Kelly really does need mental help. I’m sorry but everyone in her life that just lets her go on as she does…that’s just not right. There is definitely something wrong with this woman and I find it so funny – ironic – that last year on Scary Island she kept going on and on about how she doesn’t like to just sit around and chit chat, gossip, socialize with anyone. That’s not her style, the small talk, meaningless talk doesn’t work for her. Yet she was at that Spa, sitting around kivitzing with all the women in their robes. Make up your mind Kelly. If you can.

    Luann is hopeless. She lets all her class, manners, etiquette stuff go to her head and she believes her own hype. What’s funny about Luann is that to those of us that watch her on TV, think she is anything but classy, possessing manners and etiquette. How ridiculous she comes across. I would be embarrassed to watch myself on TV if I acted like these women act.

    Who acts like this? In the real world? I’m pretty sure people/women do not act like this. I know all this has been said a million times already but I just watched last nights episode and its still fresh on my mind. I just really don’t like these three women and its clear they’re out to get Ramona this season. She’s harmless. Ugh.

    I’ll keep watching though…NY started this Housewives obsession for me in its first season….and now I watch them all!

    • MAMAZ says:

      I agree that the brunettes are awful and not victims but I don’t think Ramona is harmless. As an educated, adult, business woman she should know better than to say the inappropraite things she does. Referring to someones “deformity” even in the context of a compliment is inexcusable. My children would know better. I do have to commend her on keeping her cool when under attack by LuAnn though. But that just reinforces my opinion that she knows how to handle herself when she needs to. She’s either too drunk to choose her words carefully at times or doesn’t think some people/situations are deserving of the consideration.
      But I still don’t think she deserves the treatment those harpies are giving her.

    • Laura says:

      Three times now I’ve tried to click on this and for some reason it makes Google Chrome crash and I have to shut everything down……I wanna know what it says LOL

    • Okie Folkie says:

      OMG! Did you read the comments section? Its like lotsa “Zarin Fabrics” commercial.

      He did get Cindy down though. The Zombie.

      • MAMAZ says:

        The Zarin Fabrics comments are hilarious!

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        hilarious! Jill Zarin’s integrity is as the integrity at Zarin Fabrics or whatevs… I wish I wrote that…

      • Error404 says:

        I know! Please dear god say that everyone just got really sarcastic all at once, like a flash mob at the mall. The other alternative is that Jill zarin of zarin fabrics has had a complete mental “breakthrough”.

  69. Okie Folkie says:

    Has anyone seen this? Daniel getten sued for not stripping…..

    http://www.tmz.com/page/2/

    • Laura says:

      I posted the link about her stripping and quitting on Wednesdays blog, on Thursday lol….I’m always behind and I never went back to see if anyone commented.

      I can’t believe, after everything that “women” went through lol…that she would put herself out there and strip to make money. What about her girls???

      She is so uggh, its not even funny…

      • Okie Folkie says:

        I know what you mean Laura. When we have a new page, its pretty much all I can do to keep up with the current page, so I dont usually go back either.

        I feel so sorry for her daughters.

    • Adgirl says:

      Haha. The club is lucky that she quit. Imagine the lawsuits from their customers if she had stripped.

    • nathania says:

      I was waiting for that. She clearly is in violation of the contract. I think it’s intereseting that this was done in Nov. but the press hit with the debut of the RHONJ and not a moment sooner, now she’s reaching out for Dr. Drew. There really is no legitimate reason why Dr. Drew should be refusing her aid since he does reality stars on his show all the time, I guess she is trying to get on Celebrity Rehab or something. Honestly, she definitely belongs on there, considering the last cast, she’s no less notorious than a few of those cast members.

  70. Malinia says:

    Windy City Wondering how do you get so many Bravo comments published? Did you register?

    Here is my latest submission.

    Oh my.

    THANKS LUANN for showing us EXACTLY who you really are! Not everyone would be so brave. But you? Let your pretentiousness shine in all it’s glory! And if there is someone able to convey exactly how to start fights and disseminate? I have yet to meet them! Oh! And the delicious, never ending judgment of others? Simply PRICELESS darling!

    It’s SO obvious why you are best friends with Jill! Peas in a pod you two! How’s that working for you? I hope well, because BRAVO really hit the jackpot with YOU! Who else would show everyone exactly who they are week after week? Darling, your self-awareness would completely fill up a crystal aperitif glass! Well, if you added Jill’s as well, which I am sure you would, you are so generous like that!

    Hugs and Kisses from Portland!

    • MAMAZ says:

      Perfect!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Beautifully thought out and written!
      My observations for getting posted on Bravo blogs – 1) shorter posts get posted more often than longer ones, 2)start your post positive with a compliment and/or love, love, love!, 3)post to all blogs to get in the review loop and 4) be patient as the blog interns are slow. Watch the bottomline if it comes up error then IMO they are not taking any more posts for review at that time. Try again.
      Ironically, many of us are here because of Bravo’s unsatisfying and one sided blog posts – now it is a game to post there! Thank you for letting me know I got posted as I rarely go back to check.

      • Malinia says:

        You have been posted quite a bit. I see them everytime I scan for mine! At least 5 posts in the last couple of weeks.

        Yeah, I also noticed they like CAPS! and !!!!’s

        so I added a few

        they also really seem to like misspellings, but … nah

  71. katlg says:

    I went to the link Sam posted re how reality are made, got a nasty virus…be careful

    • MAMAZ says:

      Not surprised. Thanks for the warning.

      • Okie Folkie says:

        Thanks for the info!

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          ditto – I now go to those sites through google instead of the provided link unless it is a regular poster.

          • Sam says:

            I am a regular poster — well, sort of. I’ve been posting here for a long time, but not often because although I read this blog every day I don’t always have something to say about what I’ve read.

            But again, I’m sorry about the virus. I really don’t understand how it happened. I didn’t get one when I visited the site, and it really is an interesting article.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            The ‘Jill Jamming’ continues.

            • Sam says:

              I don’t know what this means. Are you trying to say I’m Jill? I’m not; look back at old posts and you’ll see. I’m the one who posted a long time ago about my son being an actor and gave some info about how Hollywood works.

        • Sam says:

          I’m sorry to hear you got a virus. I found the story using a link from another reputable site and didn’t get a virus. I wonder what happened?

    • cabbie413 says:

      i hope you posted under that link to warn others that it was a virus !!

    • Sam says:

      After some investigation, I discovered that when the site address was turned into a link it was corrupted. I’m not sure why or how, but the site address should end with “therapist-grilled_3438” with nothing extra after the 8.

      And I can’t apologize enough for subjecting you to a virus. I know how horrible they are! From now on I’ll be careful to proofread my messages after they post, to make sure the links show up the way I typed them.

  72. Kats2 says:

    Hi Jill, Luann, Crazy and New Girl – I’m sure you’re all reading this blog so just wanted to give you LOSERS a shout out. Hey new girl how much money are you spending to buy your way in with mean girls. . .such a loser.

  73. Kats2 says:

    Hey does the new girl EVER close her mouth? Not talking about how much she talks, I’m referring to the scene where she is relaxing in the spa, eyes closed, with horse teeth hanging out and mouth open. WTF

  74. Sara says:

    I know this dooms day thing sounds ridiculous, but a little bitty part of me thinks…hmm, what if these loons are right? lol

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      well, I’m going to be awfully lonely tomorrow night I guess. I’m sure I can find a cute sinner though 😉

    • Error404 says:

      I don’t want to endure 5 months of unspeakable atrocities, but mr 404 says it’s better than having to spend all of eternity with all those god bothering nutjobs , so it’s kinda a lose lose situation. I’m not paying any utilitybills til after sat just to make sure though.

      • MAMAZ says:

        Error, Please tell MrError that those people will not spending eternity at the right hand of God. They just think they will.
        I’m guessing here but something tells me that God doesn’t like self righteous a**holes who think it’s ok to hate his children who don’t look, speak, pray or love like they do. People who twist his words to suit their agendas not his.
        I’m sure I will be among those left behind but I will have the satisfaction of seeing plenty of people who expected me to be but are stunned to find themselves wailing and gnashing their teeth along with me!

    • MAMAZ says:

      IF, and that’s an enormous IF, by some chance tomorrow would be the end of days it would be a coincidence and not revealed because of all their calculations. The Bible says that only the Father knows the hour. So if they were true Christians living their faith they wouldn’t have even tried to determine the end but be prepared for it at any time. And again IF it would be I doubt most of them are really ready anyway.
      I know what you mean though. You hear it enough and it does sort of bother you a tiny bit.

    • T-Rex says:

      Well, if you do the research this loon has predicted the date previously, numerous times. His excuse for the “rapture” not happening to him, was that “god came down and we were not worthy” Don’t sweat the BS

  75. Kukulet says:

    I posted this earlier, and it didn’t go through, so I’ll post it again-sorry if it shows up twice.

    I was really appalled that Jill broke out her previously unseen and unmentioned stepdaughter last night. Not just because she only did it to gain points, but also because it reveals that this woman, who has had the perfect platform to speak out about a certain subject over the last four years has kept determinedly silent on the issue.

    Sturge Weber syndrome-port wine birthmarks-is a devastating thing. The birthmarks are not just surface deformities-they often extend into the body and cause a multitude of problems, affecting vision, circulation, respiratory system and other major organs, including the brain.

    Eradication of port wine birthmarks is extremely painful-very similar to the process used to remove tattoos, but often far more extensive and prolonged, and it causes side effects that add greatly to the pain. Imagine getting snapped with a rubber band a million times in one spot, and then having a huge blood blister in that same spot for three months. That’s a little what it is like.

    Most significantly, Sturge Weber is genetic-it affects children the most. Added to that is the stigma caused by the appearance of the birthmark itself.

    Kelly is now pond scum, but Jill has descended even further to become the spores that grow on the mold you find on pond scum. She could raise awareness about this, and chooses not to. Just wheels the stepdaughter out for Brownie points from her…ahem…six fans. She’s so disgusting, there aren’t even words.

    For more information, visit the Sturge Weber Foundation website at: http://www.sturge-weber.org/

  76. Katiecoo says:

    I finally figured it out. Jill Zarin in animal form is the honey badger (if she let her hair go au naturale). I’m telling you, this is a serious aha moment. Ladies, meet the doppleganger of Jill Zarin (of Zarin Fabrics..lol). Same smile and everything:

  77. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Great blog as usual Lynn. You know, I thought Jill got as low as she could go with how she treated Bethenny last year, but her new campaign of making it seem like Ramona is a drunk is almost as low as she can go. Ramona is a woman with a business, a husband and a child at home. Jill is hurting all of that. Also, LuAnn is no better by conspiring to portray Ramona as a drunk.

    Here’s the thing though, if Jill is so “worried” about Ramona’s drinking why instigate fights with her? Why not turn the cheek? People that have dealt with alcoholics know that egging them on does not help the situation? Why isn’t Jill telling LuAnn to lay off Ramona too? I’m guessing the Jill was as “worried” as she was when she saw Kelly, who REALLY needed help, in St. John’s at the airport. Another reason why I hate Jill Zarin.

    • Katiecoo says:

      Does Jill not drink because she used to have a drinking problem? Did I miss this? Ramona’s tweet said “you were the alcoholic”. Is this what she was referring to?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I think so. And LuAnn pointed out they were toasting with apple cider champaign at the spa. So battle lines seem to be drawn at alcohol – ironic that the goon is doing a wine merchant….

      • lovemamaearth says:

        I wondered that too. It would make her even more jealous and hateful to Ramona.

  78. Happymouth says:

    Jills on Lisa’s u stream right now ….u can call in and chat : 203-845-3044

  79. Kelly Anne says:

    I really hope that they do get rid of this cast, but I wouldn’t mind to see Ramona, Alex, and even Sonja stay. The rest are just unwatchable.

    • Kats2 says:

      BH HW’s is all everyone and anyone cares about now. They reset the bar on wealth and at least a hint of class (ala Maloof). Andy/Bravo have a lot of work ahead of them to recast every remaining franchise to even try to reach the level of BH. And sorry but the people we like are not in the same financial category as BH.

      • dsc60 says:

        i agree about BH, however, monday night’s premiere of NJ brought in the highest number of viewer’s ever to Bravo. ever. amazing. we’re going to be hard pressed to get Bravo to change the cast (again) with numbers like that.

  80. Amy says:

    Lynn- Can we please start calling LuLu COUNTLESS? She is so disgusting and vial. She does not show how she follows her own advice in her book. And she is no longer married to the Count. I am consistantly pissed off at the end of each and every one of her scenes. Jill seems like a Girl Scout next to that She Beast. Just one time atleast? For me? Call her Countless. And say Ah Ah Ah after a quote of hers. For example- “Ramona should stop at ONE! One glass of wine! Ah Ah Ah ” You get the idea. We could call it Counting your faults with The Countless….. What do you say?
    LOL

    • Katiecoo says:

      I never as in EVER use the “C” word. And after last night, I could break that track record and apply it to Luann. I’m serious, she’s one Class A Bitch.

  81. Nantango says:

    Luann is a common scold. I can’t remember ever having to apologize to any of my friends of fifty years because we never treated one another with such sanctimonious contempt. The first rule of etiquette is to make those around you feel comfortable. How is that working for you, Condescending Countess?

  82. kotagirl29 says:

    I haven’t read all the comments yet, but I am going to reiterate one that I made last night. I cannot help but think that Kookoo’s alleged smack is more of Kookoo just creating a dramatic moment for TV. If she was actually hit, well that is wrong. No one deserves to get hit by anyone else. And everyone has the right to defend themselves, men getting him by men, women by women, women by men, and men by women. But I’m not sure that I believe it happened. She has clearly shown that she twists actual events to suit her own view on things and cannot be trusted to know what is true. She is not a credible source for any type of information. It just smells like a bunch of bulls**t to me.

    • Katiecoo says:

      I don’t buy it for one second. And no matter what the Condescending Countless (thank you for that one above) says, I don’t believe she buys it either. She’s just using it for some kinda Team Brunette points.

    • dsc60 says:

      i think it’s bull too. but if it is true, what does that say about her doing the same thing, actually worse by the sound of it, to someone else two years ago? and while i agree it is NEVER okay to hit a woman or anyone actually, i can’t really get too worked up over a face slap. not without knowing the situation. who knows, she could have been flipping out and this person was trying to slap her back into reality. in any regard, it does not constitute an abusive relationship and it diminishes those who are truly in one. just like her bullying crap.

  83. Mimisfbay says:

    Great blog, as always. I am sick of RHNY and, in particular, of JZ.

    Going to a “Rapture, The Day After” party Sunday afternoon. AdGirl, your neighborhood should be filled with fun! I stopped by a local shop and they had a sign on the door CLOSING TOMORROW AT 5PM FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. I walked in laughing and everyone was having a great time. Oh, pet stores are offering very expensive drop off fees … you know you can’t take your pets. Hope you all have a great day tomorrow the earthquakes should be starting in Australia…soon.
    ENJOY THE FOLLOWING IT WAS SENT BY ONE OF MY FRIENDS HE SWEARS HIS COUSIN REALLY SENT IT!
    Dear Friends,
    In preparation for tomorrow (Saturday’s) “Rapture Events,”* please let me know if you are anticipating being one of the chosen ones who will be ascending into heaven, so that I can make the proper substituting arrangements. Although I will be arranging for your substitute, you are still responsible for covering your lunch, bus, and recess duties.

    *The doomsday scenario prophesies of Harold Camping, a civil engineer turned self-taught biblical scholar, predicts a May 21, 2011 Judgment Day. On that day, arrived at through a series of Bible-based calculations that assume the world will end exactly 7,000 years after Noah’s flood, believers are to be transported up to heaven as a worldwide earthquake strikes. Non-believers will endure five months of plagues, quakes, wars, famine and general torment before the planet’s total destruction in October (as if just being here isn’t enough).

    Please also turn your building keys into Mrs. MacKenzie and let her know where to direct your paychecks.

    Since I am not preparing to ascend, I wish those of you who will be going to Heaven a marvelous eternity. Please say hello to Scooter-Cat for me.

    • lillybee says:

      According to a skit on Garrison Keller’s radio program; it is the Unitarians who will be raptured.

  84. AZ Girl says:

    OT: Those of you in AZ or the west coast I just found SKM at Safeway in South Tempe and its on sale for 12.99 per bottle.

    As for the world ending tomorrow I think God is upstairs watching and laughing.

    Could not make it past the drum scene last night. Need to take “baby steps” as Jill would say on this episode.

    • Katiecoo says:

      I live in Tempe also!!! Yay!!! Thanks for the heads up…I will go stock up! (I’m near McClintock/Baseline and have found it at that price at my Fry’s before too). Love that stuff.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        It’s at the local Albertsons store in South Orange County CA

      • AZ Girl says:

        I picked it up at the Safeway at McClintock and Elliot. We are neighbors.

        • Katiecoo says:

          awesome! We should have a viewing party. 🙂 I can host it.

        • lkgolfnut says:

          That’s my Safeway too!
          I noticed SGM was there the other day when I was shopping.
          If I drank I would have purchased a bottle.
          Not watching NY but still reading you blog & comments.
          You guys crack me up!

  85. lovemamaearth says:

    OT But seeing a few minutes of BH reunion, if Taylor and her fugly duck lips are on this season, I won’t watch. She’s just awful to look at.

  86. MAMAZ says:

    I just noticed that I have the only dark brown avatar.
    So from now on dark brown is MY signature color and nobody else is allowed to use it on here.
    However I reserve the right to use purple when I’m on my laptop.
    Don’t make me confront you about this over luch or at a social event.

  87. MAMAZ says:

    Sorry – lunch

    • Delighted says:

      I also have a brown avatar…not my favorite color. Would love something blueish..or a color Ramona might wear!

  88. Nancy says:

    IF Jill Zarin was a TRUE friend she would pull Ramona aside with Mario and talk about her “Problem”?. She’s another “Taylor” from BH.
    Jill, you make me SICK! Do Ally a big favor and go away. I don’t care where, just go!

  89. Rabble Rouser says:

    I left a comment for Jill on her Bravo blog. Do you think they will post it?

    Jill you really are a gift. “Interesting” could be used to describe you. Little people with little minds fail to see the real you. Little do they know, the type of person you are. Observation is the key. Until they wake up from their coma, they might never actually get it. So much for trying to lead a horse to water. You are a gift that keeps on giving.

    Too bad I didn’t pop by here first before I sent it. I was stuck for a an word that started with “I” and forgot that “Integrity” was their dark hairs new buzz word.

  90. Katiecoo says:

    Gayle, the reason the dimwits in the back seat didn’t react to Kelly’s “abuse” sharing meltdown because they knew what we all knew: that it was pure Bullshit.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Thanks – that whole situation is bad beyond belief. ROH doesn’t deserve what is being flung her way.

      • klmh says:

        I agree. I just love her humor and hate to see her leave, especially because of that b*t*h.

      • Mimisfbay says:

        I loved her blog and it really ticks me off that she has been threatened. She was so funny and I guess they went after ROH she stopped blogging. Sadly it isn’t possible to comment. She has lots of fans.

    • AZ Girl says:

      It is really disturbing what “Kit” has done. She needs to get a life.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      oh good- thank you for posting this. Poor lady is not taking comments though, she’s probably traumatized…

      • klmh says:

        I didn’t realize that. I would imagine she reads Lynn’s, so ROH, you are loved, respected and we hope you write again, soon. I was not able to reply to any of your blogs because I am too damned stupid to put in the correct information to do so, but enjoyed every bog and am so sorry to see this happen. I think you are great!
        kh

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      Thanks for posting that klmh. I love ROH too & can’t believe what’s happened to her. She was posting super funny stuff about Kim G. Then people who know Kim G in real life left comments. She also received lots of email about KimG. I wish ROH would write a BOOK about her experiences. It would sell! ROH is you read this, hope you write the tell all story (like Kitty Kelly lol) and make a bundle of $. You deserve to reap something good out of this!

  91. Kats2 says:

    On page 3 of 6 of Sonja’s Bravo blog. It’s a long set up, but she delivers on page 3. Go read it, keep reading it.

  92. Malinia says:

    Yeah, this trip looks like it’s going to be the snooty schoolmarms looking down on the girls that just want to have fun.

    We need some actual background (dirt!) on Cindy Barshop and her creepy brother. I want to know who spawned them, and what they did for a living, hell, WHERE they lived. Anything really.

    They have me hooked though, I have to see about those stories Jill planted (obviously!) about Ramona slapping a producer. And? Morocco will be “different” at least. Jill bonds with snakes, anyone surprised at that? Like meets like.

  93. Nancy says:

    I bet Jill thought she was going to be Oprah’s final guest.

  94. kotagirl29 says:

    Okay I’ve been sitting here turning things over in my mind and I will ask the learned members of the board for their help in clearing this up for me.

    I think many of us will agree that Kookoo is a VERY masculine “woman”. Having seen “her” in photos wearing nothing but a bikini (gag), I am always struck at how little curve “she” has. “She” lacks both butt and hips and really has a V-shaped torso-to-waist that I have always associated with men. “She” has a deep voice and looks like a man who has gone through surgeries and hormone therapy to become a “woman”. Watching last night’s episode I got really confused. Kevin (cause I think that is Kookoo’s birth name) seems to have a real and abiding fear of vaginas and all things feminine. Hell he couldn’t even say vagina without stuttering and hiding his face in shame. So the question arises, why would a man who is obviously disgusted and terrorized by the vag want one or be associated with having one? Why not just stay the man he was born to be and live openly and happily as a gay man?

    • Kats2 says:

      I IT is a female by design, not a good design. But could be gay. She would never admit it. But you know how rumors get started. . . read the following fact.

      Kelly is Gay tell everyone.

    • dsc60 says:

      i really noticed how manly her body is when she was walking on the beach with Sonja. yes, i’ve noticed in her bikini shots but she usually doesn’t wear form fitting clothing. that day she did and it wasn’t pretty.

  95. AZ Girl says:

    Jill tweeted to Sarah Ferguson (Duchess) welcoming her to twitter. Like she is going to know who she is.

  96. Rabble Rouser says:

    Just to touch on Alex’s blog- in which I think she was talking about here on observations about LuLu.
    She talked about discussion on how LuMan thinks she is an expert on class because she married a a Count, or a sommelier because she is dating an importer, it got me to thinking…did she ever date a dog breeder? Because she is a consummate bitch.

  97. Butters'Mom says:

    Yeah! I’m a Unitarian so I get to be raptured. Now what to pack?
    Cannot stand Luman. The first time Butters’Dad saw her he asked me who the dude was. He also went on a rant about nobility vs. Royalty and suggested both groups be the first sent to the labor camps when the revolution comes.

  98. Kats2 says:

    Alex, Ramona, and Sonja = great bravo blogs this week. The mean girls = not so much

  99. Kats2 says:

    Wow just realized something Vicki (OC) could be sisters with New Girl (NYC)
    Think about the potato head and face similarities.

  100. JillZarinSucksDonkeyBalls says:

    I know a guy who met Kelly, and had some business dealings with her. I can’t elaborate because he is in a tricky position, but he said she was VERY masculine and intimidating in person, huge shoulders, looming presence. He is a pretty big guy himself but his gut reaction to her was “DANGER WILL ROBINSON!”

    It was kind of strange, but I agree. There is such a man-look to her body. her groin area, waist, hips and legs in proportion to her bulked up upper body are far more masculine than feminine. I think it someone chopped her body into a guy’s swimsuit and put another head on it, flattening out the fake boobs? It would definitely look like a guy.

    • error404 says:

      to be fair, she was a competitive swimmer as a kid. If you’ve ever seen Ester Williams movies, she’s pretty but looks huge next to her male co-stars, like she could snap in two any guy who tried to get fresh with her. Huge shoulders are a drawback. I kinda feel bad for her because her hulk-like stature makes it seem, on the surface, unbelievable that any guy would try to smack her around. She looks like she could pick someone up and chuck them across the room. But knowing her infantile personality, it’s not unlikely that someone could try to control her simple mind *cough* Jill Zarin of Zarin Fabrics *cough*

      • Christine says:

        I keep thinking anabolic steroids. She does look like those competitive body building women. My step-son became hooked on that stuff and he was very scary to be around.

      • kotagirl29 says:

        Hey I have wide shoulders too. If I wear something with shoulder pads I look like a linebacker, but I also have a waist and hips, and a butt. Kookoo looks like a dude. I watch the Olympics, swimming doesn’t get much more competitive than that, not all of those women look like men in women’s bathing suits the way Kookoo does. “She” has no curves at all. “She” looks like a guy with breast implants.

  101. kotagirl29 says:

    There were comments yesterday (I think) about Bethenny and how she looked on the cover of Forbes. Here is a recent picture taken by Hollywood Life and she looks FANTASTIC! Looks like she has gotten some rest and put back on the 10 lbs she need to.
    http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2011/05/20/bethenny-frankel-bethenny-ever-after-real-housewives-of-new-york-lavo-nyc/

    • vilzvet says:

      That outfit is to die for, so cute.

      • kotagirl29 says:

        It is too cute. Although I would be terrified to wear all white to an Italian restaurant. Especially since the article said she ate spaghetti and meatballs topped with tomato basil. I swear I am allergic to white, or maybe white is allergic to me?!

        • Nancy says:

          Christine,
          Does your brother-in-law watch RHONY? If yes how does he feel about Jill?
          Give him a hug from all of us here 🙂
          and have a good weekend.

          • kotagirl29 says:

            He doesn’t watch, other than catching a few reruns with me in the hospital or visiting, but he does not suffers fools and bitches well. Leo is even more of a straight-shooter than I am. Mostly his comments about any of the ho-wives have been “WTF is wrong with these idiots?! Do they not realize that millions of people are watching them make complete azzes out of themselves?!” And many other stronger comments along those lines. I am certain that Shill wouldn’t be fake crying if he ever confronted her. He would eviscerate her because he would see right through her and would call her out on all her B.S.
            I will extend everyone’s good wishes to him tomorrow when I go hang with him while Terry goes grocery shopping. When we were at the hospital I told everyone you were all sending love and they were really touched by the support from a group of “strangers”.

            • Nancy says:

              Did you tell them where you found us?
              If yes I bet that was an “interesting” conversation. Too funny.
              If you need us this weekend we’ll be here.

              • kotagirl29 says:

                Yeah I did. They think I might be a little too invested in the happenings of the ho-wives, but they can’t help but appreciate the support that I found here. It really lets you (general you) know that there really are still GOOD people in the world.

                Thanks Nancy. I will be in and out of here all weekend too and I really appreciate the continued support from you and everyone else.

    • Nancy says:

      I bet you she’s pregnant 🙂

      • kotagirl29 says:

        I wondered that too. But I am not going to start speculating on it yet since we all saw what happened when she was preggers with Brynn.

    • TLM says:

      That is an OLD PHOTO. I hate the blogs that do this all the time. I would guess that was taken 3-4 years ago.

  102. MichellefromNY says:

    I’m so confused who are these two new commentators “anne” and “I have a question for lynn”? I don’t think that they are trolls but they do seem very negative to me. I don’t see this blog as a place to fight. We all came here because of our mutual dislike of Jill and others and we agree to disagree on liking or disliking the rest. If you don’t like the existence of the blog, you don’t need to read it just like I don’t go around reading pro-jill blogs because they make me gag. I come here to snark about how much jill bothers me and have others commiserate with me. When people come here being combative it’s like a luann-esque scenario where you didn’t need to come here and create drama under the guise of “well, I simply want to know the answer to this underhanded question”. We would love to welcome you all to the blog, just put down your weapons and we’ll be happy to either agree to disagree, or enjoy mutually snarking. We’re not evil, we just don’t like attacking one another.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I noticed we had some new and unfamiliar faces here last night and part of today.

      They seem to have a different agenda that the rest of the posters, but honestly the Negative Nellies either get converted or move on to darker places than this blog. It doesn’t seem like too many stick around.

      OT- but how’s the baby?

  103. Adgirl says:

    I think Cindy Vagonicle had a couple of vodka martinis before they sat down for their fruit juice toasting party.

  104. quincyil says:

    I think Sonja Morgan read the IHJZ blog on last Sunday and read the discussions on the board.

    She asked in the 6 page blog if anyone gets her and went on to mention Barbra Streisand and Jean Harlow. Error 404 and I had a discussion about this and I put the image page from google link on the board so that commenters here would know who we were talking about.

    Here is a paragraph from her blog on bravotv.com:

    “OK, how cute is Brian Marcus? He is an accomplished photographer who comes from a family of photographers. “Let’s go upstairs and do the rest!” I’m laughing my arse off. Does anyone out there get my dry sense of humor? My double entendre? That I laugh at myself and kid you at the same time? I fancy myself as a comedian a la Babs meets Jean Harlow, if you will allow it. I idolize Carole Lambert. Pie in her face and yet she maintained her elegance. Fall off the horse and get back up and keep going!”

    I mentioned falling off her horse and getting back up without complaining too.

    There are too many coincidences to allow that she would simply come up with these ideas as we did.

    I think this is an Hello note from Sonja Morgan to the people on this web site.

    This is a link to the Sunday blog on IHJZ : Starring Sonja Morgan in Opera Comique

    https://lynnnchicago101.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/i-hate-jill-zarin-rhnyc-masque-with-two-faces-sonja-morgan/

    If you read the board, you can see that commenters mentioned many of the things Sonja mentions in this paragraph.

    Q

    • Nancy says:

      So is this a good thing or a bad thing?

      • quincyil says:

        I think it’s good that she reads the posts here. I think she gave a six page blog because she wanted the viewers to understand her better.

        If you look at Lynn’s twitter, people who are famous follow her. I bet they notice her blog titles because when you publish on word press, it shows up on her twitter. She has a link of some kind.

        This is a place that you can share your opinions. I know some dispute that, but there is a lot of diversity here. You just have to be respectful in the way your present your ideas and be willing to accept that someone else disagrees.

        I think it was nice of her to cryptically send us a message. I am glad that someone above said we should look at her blog or I would never have knows she said, “Hi.”

        I follow Sonja and get her tweets. I follow Alex, Simon and Bethenny. I did follow Jill Zarin, but she banned me for saying “Operation Titanic.” So someone in Jill Zarin’s camp took the time to hit a gear on my twitter. LOL.

        • Nancy says:

          Q,
          I use to date a guy that wrote for “Cheer’s”. (sitcom)
          A long time ago. Anyway I personally think someone in Hollywood is missing a golden opportunity here with this blog. The humor on this site is without parallel.
          I’m serious. Sometimes I think of the things we could accomplish together. I love “hating” Jill.

          • quincyil says:

            That is so cool. I met some famous people when my daughter went to Brown. One was Bill Cosby. He was so nice.

            30 Rock had Liz Lemon talking about blogs at one time. She did one show on a reality show theme too that many of us watched.

            I was very disappointed when I found the entrance to Cheers on the Commons in Boston and the inside did not look like the show at all.

        • nathania says:

          I was really, really angry at Sonja for her behavior at the MENY march. Now that the dust has settled, I understand her position (but not on that day, on that day she was wrong) a little better. She continues to defend Ramona and god love her, what she wrote in her blog is dead on, about Cindy throwing Ramona under the bus. I have bad news for Cindy, the other three brunettes are not going to be around for her post show, she will be a real-life Cindy Lou Who.

          I get from her blog that she wants people to know what she has done and accomplished in her life. It’s tough for her I know because she has probably more life experience than anyone on this show in terms of what she called “jet-setting” than anyone, including countless. I found her blog interesting and sad. Sad because it’s so clear she is so nostalgic for the past.

          I think she is also reeling a bit that last season of this show was a whole lot more fun, and this season, with this petty little war of retribution between the hair color squads, is a total drag. I think she signed up for something she thought was going to be fun, and she’s trying really hard to keep it fun even though the other women seem to *enjoy* misery more than mirth.

    • Malinia says:

      TOTALLY caught that too! I meant to mention it. Good catch.

    • Mimisfbay says:

      Does she mean Carole Lombard? Good grief. Sorry, just sayin’

      Wow, Quincy, high praise indeed SM not only read but used your stuff. Such a fun blog and I am still smiling. Thanks, again.

      • quincyil says:

        Error 404 brought up Jean Harlow. It has to be a message because Jean Harlow is rarely discussed these days.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I see it! She’s letting you know you were right! (Hi, Sonja!)

      • quincyil says:

        LOL. If we hadn’t found Lynn, we couldn’t say hello to the stars. I have a feeling that many of the RHNYC women check Lynn’s blog on their show.

    • AZ Girl says:

      I picked up on the references to Jean Harlow and others that are too many coincidences. That is cool. She knows how to laugh at herself and all is good. I welcome Sonja here to lurk.

  105. Nancy says:

    Kelly should watch “The Doctors” this coming Monday because the topic is…
    Manly problems women have.

  106. Malinia says:

    Why are vodka martinis OK at 11AM but not a glass of Pinot? Jill couldn’t get free champagne and OJ?

    AND, what the hell was the count at this party anyway?

    The emails and Ramona say “30” and Jill’s bravo blog says “100” while her super-secret letter said “200” so what the hell was it?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      30 that looks like 200 if you spin in circles really, really fast!

      • kotagirl29 says:

        Oh I don’t know. She might have had 100 people including the models, assistants, hair and make-up people, and the film crew. And if you indulged in the giant martini’s when the double-vision kicked in it would look like 200.

    • lillybee says:

      Does anyone know what charity this fundraiser was for? Was it the Zarin Family Trust? Does anyone have information on The Zarin Family Trust?

    • Kansas Girl says:

      She had about 30 bags out on the table. I say 30. It expanded in her memory.

  107. TLM says:

    I don’t think I’m alone in saying that the women on Mob Wives scare the hell out of me. And I would have to guess that they would scare the girls on Jerseylicious, Jersey Shore, and even Danielle. I am deeply uncomfortable watching this show.

    My only real question is whether the Ferragamo one of them is married to is related to the famous shoe dynasty family. If so, they must be not happy.

  108. housewifeaddict says:

    I haven’t had time to read all the comment yet so forgive me if this has been discussed upthread but …

    Kelly’s big secret – I think it was obviously a dig against Ramona and the story that had been circulating about Ramona hitting a producer. The Ramona story would have been less than a month before Kelly’s big “reveal”. Obviously it was a staged scene – and silly Kelly said it when Shrill and the other one were in the back seat and couldn’t hear her. She must have repeated it later but not shown by Bravo, because Shill already knew the story later. I’m going to call it Slap-gate.

    • error404 says:

      interesting.

      I kinda don’t believe the slap story though, I don’t know why… well, no, I do know why:
      a. Jill has no problem spreading the most awful lies about anyone to the press and doesn’t even care when she gets caught in lies.
      b. I like Ramoner, and until Bravo or the Producer who was slapped says it was true, then I’m gonna give her the benefit of the doubt… innocent until proven guilty and all that.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        whether it is true or not – it was all over the internet and they probably used it in their devious plans to discredit Ramona.

  109. VAgirl says:

    AZGirl, I’m getting ready to watch your Arizona State softball team play in the NCAA Tournament. They are the overall No. 1 seed.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Those girls are amazing. Ribbons in their hair but man they are tough. The fact that there are 3 great pitchers on one team is huge. Thanks for the support. Go Sun Devils!!!

      • VAgirl says:

        Hey, I’m actually pulling for the SEC, specifically Tennesee, Alabama or Georgia, Auburn, or Kentucky (not FL – sorry FL fans) but I’ll pull for AZ State for tonight!

  110. ld says:

    i’m sure someone said this by now, but it’s “gayle”

  111. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    just in case everyone hasnt read this rubbish yet
    Jill Zarin Exclusive Blog Episode 7

    Hi everyone! I have been busy this week working on the new packaging for my Skweez Couture Shapewear, Hosiery and Legging line. I haven’t done this in a while so it was harder than I remember! I can’t wait for you to see it. Please follow me on twitter @skweezcouture and Facebook SKWEEZ COUTURE for updates. Secrets Of A Jewish Mother is now out in paperback and has an added chapter on bullying that my mom, Gloria has many words of advice to share. Autographed copies are available at zarinfabrics.com Jill Zarin bedding is available at bedbathandbeyond.com

    I loved seeing Luann and Sonja have a lunch that wasn’t about bashing anyone, just working together to plan a fabulous trip to Morocco. I had heard so much about it and seeing that I am finally kid free, I was able to leave home for a week with my girlfriends. I know how many children we have among us and how hard it is for everyone to leave their lives, so to say “trip of a lifetime” is an understatement. I rarely leave Bobby for even one night, unless I am visiting my parents. When I asked him if he would mind if I went without him, he didn’t try to control me and make me feel guilty. Hearing Ramona say they don’t respect women in Morocco made me cringe. Morocco is not Iran or Saudi Arabia. Her ignorance is no longer a viable excuse. Wait until you see what happens when we actually get there!

    group

    It was interesting seeing Luann and Ramona have lunch together. They never have lunch together unless there are cameras in the room. I am so grateful that Luann tried to stick up for me. Ramona is a hypocrite. She says “talking behind people’s back” as if she doesn’t? The entire show is about us living our lives and then talking to the camera and sharing our real feelings. Is that gossip or a TV show? Ramona has said horrible things behind my back too. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. At least I own it. She admits to putting her foot in her mouth and her opening line says it all, “If people can’t handle the truth, it’s really not my problem.” When Ramona said she didn’t have a problem with anyone I almost threw up. When talking about Cindy she said “I don’t have a problem with her”! No of course you don’t Ramona. You just say and do whatever you want. Then when she doesn’t like the reaction? She attacks. She should realize that her actions cause reactions.

    Ramona has a pattern of doing this to all of us at one time or another. Ramona likes to pick fights out of nowhere. Why did she attack me at her party in front of her guests? Was time of the essence? Why wouldn’t she let Jennifer tell me to my face what she told Ramona? I’ll tell you why. It was because she knew that they set me up and Jennifer could lie behind my back but not lie to my face. She talks out of both sides of her mouth. First she tells Luann

    “I don’t want to talk behind Jill’s back” but then she talks behind MY BACK with Jennifer. Hypocrite?

    nyc logo

    Ramona said she would talk to me before our trip. I did tell Luann I didn’t want to go anywhere with anyone without resolving past issues and starting with a clean slate. I felt really good that I had made up with Alex. We agreed that anything we did or said about each other before that day we would forgive and start over. I can honestly say that I have tried to get along with Alex and not have any conflicts.

    Car ride to Spa: finally, I am in my comfort zone with real friends who respect each other and I’m not worried that there would be a knife in my back when I woke up. We all have our little quirks and they get amplified when you are on a trip together. This was a good test to see if we could all get along for 7 days in Morocco. I thought we should take the blondes as a trial run since Kelly didn’t want to even be in a room with Ramona. Cindy’s brother was still reeling from Ramona attacking him at her party and of course there was Ramona’s unprovoked attack on me at her party. In the car, Kelly shared with Luann about her past relationships. Cindy and I were in the backseat and couldn’t hear them. I felt terrible that I couldn’t comfort her too.

    spa

    The only bad thing about that day, was the car ride from hell! What should have been a three hour ride took six hours. The driver went the wrong way. It was a nightmare.

    We had such a good time..I wish we could have stayed a week. The game we played was actually one my sister, Lisa Wexler made up when we took a family girls trip to TURKS a few years ago. It was so much fun. I also had received a package of Skweez Couture hosiery before we left for the ladies to try. Thigh highs, corsets and leggings. They all tried them on and modeled them around the room. It was such a great scene, I felt badly they cut it. Oh well.

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    Thank you to Teri Jon (Ricky Freeman) for hosting my first annual Anti-Bullying Charity Event. You have a huge heart and you are an amazing designer. Also, Christina DeSimone, my dear friend. Christina started People Reaching Out, appropriately named to raise money for various charities. I asked her to help me with this event. It is so much work and I couldn’t do it without her.

    When I heard Luann tell Ramona how rude she is to block her from a designer I laughed. Ramona did the same to me! I asked Teri Jon to lend clothes to all the ladies. I don’t remember Ramona telling me she wouldn’t accept it since she doesn’t want to wear the same designers as me. I will be sure to tell all my favorite designers to extend her the same kindness. Alex was very nice a few years ago to share one of her contacts and I am always happy to share mine.

    I was so happy my mom, Aunt Cookie, my sister Lisa and Allyson came to support me that day. My very special step daughter, Jennifer Zarin, made me so proud. Jennifer has her masters degree and is a Life Coach. She started a Facebook page called The Birthmark Project. I hope people who connected to Jennifer and to what we are trying to do will LIKE her page. You can contact Jennifer through Facebook.

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    I was so overwhelmed after her speech. When Ramona came over to me and said “you didn’t notice her face is deformed,” I didn’t even know what to say. Now I know why Kelly won’t let her around her children. Can you imagine if Jennifer heard that? (Of course she did now) I am embarrassed by her behavior. My mother always told me you become more of who you are when you get older. Ramona is getting more “Rameana” every week.

    I need to address the Darren/Ramona wine issue. It really was like a game of Telephone. I told Darren to do something. He may not have done exactly what I asked and we got a different result. As far as I knew, I asked my assistant to get auction items. I told Darren to contact all the girls to see if they wanted to promote their products. The caterer ordered colorful martinis (which we paid for!) but most of the guests drank soft drinks and water since it was 11AM when it began. If we needed wine for the party, we would have asked for 10 cases for 200 people (30 bottles to fill glasses on the table and have a one glass refill). I would have sent a car service to pick it up as I picked up all of the other fabulous donations including the four night stay at Canyon Ranch, ReVive Skin Care and bedding from Zarin Fabrics.

    Obviously there was a misunderstanding. I asked the girls to donate something so I could promote their brand. I knew Ramona’s wine was coming out this spring and we called her to give her a platform to promote it on the TV SHOW. That is what friends do. Friends show up at their events, which I did weeks before, and have them put their products in goodie bags or silent auction (did you hear me mention Luann’s CD on the show?) Rather than waste it filling glasses, since many guests weren’t drinking alcohol, I asked her to set it up on the silent auction table. Either way, once I asked her not to serve it she should have said “fine”. Darren was wrong. I told her that. She went behind my back and did what she wanted anyway. The caterer was upset. They didn’t have enough wine glasses and were serving out of martini glasses.

    I have always supported the ladies any way I can. If one of us has success, we all succeed. I have gone to more book signings and product launches than I can remember. In fact, Bobby and I were the only ones at Ramona’s wine event last week on the Upper East Side. Alex had just left but no one else came. I was there. I am always there. Ramona and I have a complicated friendship and if things fester too long it gets worse. WE need to resolve this. I don’t hate Ramona. I just hate some of the things she says or does to hurt me or people I love.

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    I was grateful she brought the case but instead of ending up in the silent auction the bottles started to disappear and only to her table. No one else was drinking the wine. I think that she brought the wine as her own stash, for her and her few friends at her table. Either way there was a breakdown in communication from what I asked my assistant to do and what he told Ramona, and what she brought to the party. Like the game Telephone. The most embarrassing moment was when she was caught by the Teri Jon employees re-corking the open bottles to take home with her. Why did she do that? Gross? It’s just vulgar to donate wine, drink half, re-cork and take back home.

    I have to say Ramona and I have always had a strange relationship but something always keeps us connected. This too shall pass…I hope.

    Next week, Morocco!

    Love,

    Jill XO

    can u believe the gall of that creature ???

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