IHJZ Simon’s Webisode /Real Housewives of New York – the Blogs

Enjoying the Snow by Quincy IL

Francois van Kempen answered the age old question in this webisode (2 minutes 32 seconds) when asked by his father, “Where are your gloves?”  Every parent in the Northern USA and Canada who watched Simon’s short film listened to his answer and had memories of their children pop into their heads when Francois said, “I don’t know. I lost them.”  Simon simply handed his own gloves over to his son and said his own hands would be cold as they shuffled out the door into the wilderness that they call their back yard in Brooklyn, NYC.

Alex McCord is raising three boys: Francois, Johan, and the inner child of Simon her 40 something husband.  The boys have waited all day for Francois to come home from the bus so they could go out into the snow and play.  I bet both Johan and Simon talked about their adventure to come while they waited anxiously too.

The backyard was covered with inches of a clean, white fluffy snow which was perfect for a sophisticated snow man with slices of cucumbers where common farm snowmen have pieces of charcoal for eyes.  For a nose there was a partial carrot.  I bet they ate the rest before going outside. There was a very long slice of a yellow pepper as a mouth. No scarf for a sophisticated Brooklyn snowman.  That is not in fashion this season.  I’m sure the snowman’s black plastic flower pot hat will be the only part of him left when the snow melted later in the spring.

Simon tells us in an interview that they have created a nice life for themselves and for their chums, their children.

As all three boys played, made a snow man, and learned the art of snow shoveling; we see an interview of Alex, their mom, explaining that she and Simon had a lifetime of not wanting kids before they changed their minds and created a family of four who love each other.  Having read the book, “Little Kids, Big City,” I remember the chapter on that period of their lives and I think they are happier in Brooklyn than living in Manhattan as a young professional couple.

Alex confirms my thought when she adds, “Simon is a great father. It was the best decision in the world!”

What little boys would not love an afternoon in the snow with their father who actually plays with them?  Simon tosses loose snow balls at his son’s tummy and Johan protests, but smiles as he continues his project of moving snow.  Francois is shoveling and pretends to hit Simon who reacts as if he was hit, but doesn’t say a word.

I watched Simon’s hands get redder and redder as he played with the boys and then took a photo of his sons next to the snowman. Simon did not complain once as having Francois hands protected was more important than his own cold fingers. I concur with Alex McCord.  Simon is a great father.  He also was looking forward to going back into the house and warming up after that adventure.

My major competition for blogger of webisode Pulitzer Prize is Simon van Kempen himself. There is a secret committee of IHJZ commenters on my twitter who can vote for the winner this week.  In last week’s competition, Simon won for being able to write the most words on a 3.23 minute video.  I fear he might win this week for his content.  He was there after all and knows stuff.  If I have to lose ever week, let it be to a Bravo reality star.

To be fair here is Simon’s link:

http://mccordvankempen.com/wordpress/?p=373

I’ll let you know what my twitter followers think.  Simon follows the people who follow him, so he gets a vote too.

This is the webisode: “Enjoying the Snow”

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-4/videos/enjoying-the-snow

Q

Great job Quincy, I love Simon’s webisodes, he is so great with his boys!  Simon must have read my blog suggesting some team sports for his boys, he just tweeted that he’s playing a little t-ball with his sons!  I love it Simon!

I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of New York – The Blogs by LynnNChicago

All seven New York Housewives have posted their blogs, Katie bar the door these women are not holding back. They want their side of the story told, they want to fill in the blanks and they want to sway public opinion.

Jill Zarin has never been shy about blogging, even last season she started out strong, she was blogging away telling anyone who cared to read it about how horrible Bethenny had treated her, how Bethenny didn’t even visit Bobby during his 12-hour hospital stay or how Bethenny told her to get a hobby.

That didn’t last long as Jill quickly went spiraling out of control last season and her plan to gain public sympathy and bash the horrible mean and vicious Bethenny Frankel didn’t work. As Jill sank, her blogs became fewer and the ones she did post became shorter and shorter. She had no defense, she could say nothing.


This is a whole new season and a whole new Jill Zarin. Jill’s blogs are bold, they’re brutally blunt and she holds nothing back. The problem? Just because you say it, doesn’t make it true. Or in this case, just because Jill types it you can pretty much assume it is a lie.

It is obvious that this season the goal is to paint Ramona as the villain, this may be in Jill’s contract for all we know, she may have even said “it’s her turn!” The best way to do that to a woman like Ramona who definitely loves her wine and now has even created her own wine is to make her out to be an alcoholic.

Jill already tried to make Alex a villain and that failed miserably, as Bethenny said, “Alex is toxic?” It is just not believable. We do know for a fact that Jill hasn’t changed her mind about Alex, we heard her call her a F****n bitch and say that Alex was socializing above her status. Jill is simply moving onto another target since she knows that this season viewers expected Jill to go after Alex and Jill knew it would be another season like last season if she had done that.

And so Jill turns to the only target she can, Ramona Singer. Is Ramona an alcoholic? This is a bit more believable and Ramona even helped Jill out by launching her very own wine, but I’m not buying Ramona as an alcoholic, she’s been on The Real Housewives of New York for four seasons now, sure she drinks wine, maybe even a lot of wine but as Alex explained they all drink with the exception of Jill and they’ve all had a bit too much to drink on occasion.

Why is Bravo going along with this game, they show Ramona as the only one holding a glass of wine, asking for wine everywhere she goes and pouring and drinking wine constantly. Does Ramona suddenly drink more wine this season than past seasons? I really doubt it. Editors are very creative and we’ve seen them manipulate scenes and throw things out of sequence, this season they’re working the Ramona drinking thing pretty hard and based on the previews things only get worse for Ramona and her reputation as a drunk. Once Bravo’s editors get a bug up their ass to do something like this, they’re relentless.

Why are they focusing on Ramona? We’ve seen Jill go after Ramona, Cindy treat Ramona like she’s insane, Luann is relentless in her attacks on Ramona and Kelly claims that Ramona threatened her and was refusing to go on the trip to Morocco because of Ramona. Sorry Ramona, Bethenny is gone so you’re the new target. The brunettes have the power in numbers and they’re locked and loaded with Ramona as their target.

Jill Zarin’s blog goes on for paragraph after paragraph about Ramona, Jill is calling her a hypocrite because Ramona criticizes Jill for talking behind other people’s back and says that Ramona does the same thing.  Who remembers Cindy Barshop sitting crossed leg on her kitchen counter talking with Jill about Ramona?  That wasn’t gossip Jill Zarin?  “Her core is not good” were Cindy’s exact words.  Is she kidding?  Cindy doesn’t know what she’s talking about but Jill was loving it.

The first paragraph of Jill’s blog is a commercial for all her junk that she’s selling so let’s start with the second paragraph:

It was interesting seeing LuAnn and Ramona have lunch together. 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 and has done it 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?

Jill has really gone round the bend here, of course they talk about each other, Ramona really does tell it like it is but she will also say the same thing that she says in talking head interviews directly to your face, we’ve seen it.  For Jill to even mention the opening line is just ridiculous because we all know that those opening lines mean very little and are usually chosen by Bravo’s people.  Does Jill think we believe her opening lines?  She blabbed on about her “Fabulous circle of people” for the past three seasons and we never believed that for a second either.

Ramona should really be flattered that Jill spent the majority of her blog talking about her, this is typical Jill, she beats the hell out of one thing but ignores what she refuses to deal with.  Ramona didn’t “attack” Jill Zarin at her party but I’m so tired of these women saying that the time and place were inappropriate for these discussions.  In this case it was Ramona’s party she can do and say whatever she wants to do or say.  Jill says she was there to support Ramona but she was supposedly there to support Ramona last season at Ramona’s True Renewal skin care products when she did nothing but slam Ramona so when Jill says she is supporting someone simply means she shows up when the cameras are rolling.

Jill said:

Ramona said she would talk to me before our trip. I did tell Luann I didn’t want to go anywhere, with anyone, without at least 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 had any conflicts.

Jill is trying to say that she actually considered not going to Morocco if she had past conflicts with anyone who was going on the trip?  Is she friggin kidding us?  Jill was not going to miss this trip for anything.

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 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 becoming more “Ra-mean-a” every week.

Whether you like Ramona or hate her I don’t think you can deny that Ramona wasn’t being mean when she made that comment.  She definitely used the wrong word, “deformed” but her comments came from a good place, she was trying to be complimentary.  Leave it to Jill to twist things.

Jill goes on for two paragraphs about Ramona’s wine at her charity event.  Jill admits that her assistant Darren made a mistake and it was a complete misunderstanding yet she continues to try to blame Ramona.  I’d still like to know where the money for this charity event went to, it was never mentioned and we still don’t know who benefited from this event.

Of course Ramona’s rudeness is not exclusive to Jennifer. When she said “they don’t respect women in Morocco” regarding our upcoming trip, it made me cringe. Here she is gossiping behind the backs of all male Moroccans. 

Really Jill?  Ramona is “gossiping” about all male Moroccans?  I don’t even know how to respond to that, it is probably the stupidest thing Jill’s ever said. Ramona was generalizing and seemed to be confused about the country and it’s culture but “gossiping”?  Seriously?

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.

I don’t believe for one second that Jill hopes that this will pass, Jill only wants to make Ramona look as bad as possible.

From Kelly’s blog:

The big V — for those vagina obsessed, hats off to you. I’m just focused on my own vagina. (Potential TMI.)

As for Sonja and her cookbook, she has a really clever and easy idea there. We didn’t need to see her vagina to help her sell books. Oof! See what I have to deal with?

Kelly really is a complete moron, seriously, she doesn’t have any common sense.  Somepeople have book smarts and some have street smarts, some even have both but Kelly Bensimon has none of the above.  What the hell makes her think Sonja was trying to use her vagina to help her sell books?  This from a woman who has a photo of a crotch in a bikini on the cover of her book.

Kelly’s blogs aren’t even worth the 30-seconds it takes to read them.

Cindy Barshop is really pushing this “Blondes vs. Brunettes” mentality.  She was the first to say it and she mentions it again in her blog this week.     Cindy says:

I was excited to get to know these dynamic women better and was so glad I didn’t invite the others. At the end of the day, I did it just to not ruffle any feathers — we all know how these birds can get about their “pecking” order.

Obviously Cindy is referring to Sonja in this comment and we saw Cindy have a conflict with Ramona as well so while I think Cindy was rude to exclude the three blondes, what was Cindy’s reason for not including Alex McCord in her spa day at Canyon Ranch?  Simply because she’s blonde?  How ridiculous!

Cindy is a poor addition to the cast of The Real Housewives of New York, she may be considered eclectic and she built her own business, is a single mom but she really has a very blah personality and she dresses for shit.  Her attire is not only inappropriate for her age but it is ugly for any age, if she were in her 20’s, she’d still look absolutely idiotic.

Someone needs to buy this woman a full length mirror.

From Cindy’s blog last week:

Sorry, I don’t have time for this, so please excuse yourself while I sip on my martini after a crazy day at work, and catch up on emails! Buh-bye!

We’re very sorry to take up so much of your valuable time Cindy, Real Housewives blogs are optional so feel free to skip it in the future, yours are meaningless anyway.  If you do blog in the future why don’t you address the lies that you told to Sonja about revealing to Kelly, Sonja’s plan to invite Ramona to her toaster oven cooking get together?  Hopefully now you’ve learned how filming works and that when you lie on camera, everyone sees it,  Just a suggestion.

From Luann’s blog:

I’ve been to Morocco many times since my ex used to race in the Moroccan Classic Car Rally. I chose Morocco because I want to show the girls that this country is beautiful, exotic, and sophisticated. The Moroccan people are so gracious, and the girls are going to have a great time on this trip.

From Alex’s blog:

LuAnn and Sonja acted as co-hostesses this year for our girls trip, and I was thrilled to get back to Morocco. One thing; I was surprised to see in the episode that LuAnn said she’s been there often, since when we traveled she told us she’d only been there once 15 years ago. Maybe I was confused, and it’s not important AT ALL, I just hate contradictions. But I’m letting it go.

I may be a bit biased here but since Alex has never lied to us and Luann has been known to stretch the truth I am choosing to believe Alex as far as LuLu’s claims to visit Morocco.  We know for a fact that Luann’s ex-husband traveled extensively without his wife so while he may have visited Morocco frequently, I tend to believe he left his wife behind.  Luann is also going on about how she chose Morocco and she’s hosting the trip, viewers know better, Bravo is sponsoring the trip, paying for everything and they decide where they send the Housewives.  Luann is so out of touch with reality, with viewers and is another NY Housewife who thinks that she is smarter than viewers.

Luann said:

The backstory on the Ungaro debate with Ramona is that she told the designer David Meister that he couldn’t lend any of us dresses and that she was wearing him exclusively on the show. Although I love Ungaro, I wear many designers, and in this episode my dress was by Teri Jon (who I love). I think it was petty of Ramona to prevent the rest of us from wearing dresses from any designer. Who is she to make the rules about what we can and cannot wear? You would think David would want more people wearing his clothing, especially women who will wear his dresses well.

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.

There are literally hundreds of dress designers who would give anything to have theirdresses worn by the Housewives on the air.  Why does Luann insist on contacting the designer that Ramona has a relationship with?  The fact that the designer refused to provide Luann with his clothing is very telling, even if it originated with Ramona’s request to be the only housewife to wear his designs, he clearly agreed to that and Luann really shouldn’t put the designer in the middle.  Luann’s ridiculous comment about “wearing it well” was petty and childish,Ramona always looks great and well put together while Lulu wears clothing that doesn’t suit her, ugly clunky jewelry and over does the one shoulder numbers that look really horrible on her.  I can see why a designer would prefer not to supply people like Kelly and Cindy with clothing, they would probably cut holes in the fabric and grunge them up for the cameras.

I don’t know what is going on with Sonja’s blog, if I had to guess I’d say she was drinking while she wrote her blog.  Sonja’s blog is six pages long and the first two pages consist of her resume of experience in the restaurant industry.  She does a whole lot of name dropping (even drops Bethenny’s name) and mentions her relationship with some of the most famous restaurants in New York.  What is your point Sonja?  What does this have to do with the show?

I really want to be a fan of Sonja’s this season, I liked her last season and I really appreciated her giving me an interview but I just don’t understand what she’s doing this season.  I really do believe that she has Season Two disease that we see so frequently with housewives of every city.

If you have limited time or the RHONY ladies blogs bug you, may I suggest reading only Alex McCord’s blog, it is the most honest and open blog out there!

From Twitter:

I was worried @kellybensimon couldn’t defend herself against Ramona when she drinks.
Lynn:  You can’t be serious?  Kelly Bensimon is a 43 year old woman, she can’t “defend herself”?  Get a grip Jill Zarin!  I’m so sick of everyone treating Kelly like a child simply because she acts like one.  Kelly is a mother of two children, she should be able to handle anything.  

No one should assume anyone on the show is alcoholic. Some might drink to much on occasion but that is far diff than having deadly disease.
I am sure Ramona’s big surprise is something to do with my assistant. She doesn’t know what I asked him to do and what he TOLD me.
Lynn:  These two tweets obviously are referring to Ramona, we really didn’t need Jill to confirm that Ramona is not an alcoholic.   As for the 2nd tweet here, the private conversation between Jill and her assistant is irrelevant, we know what he emailed to Ramona.  How is she supposed to know what the two of them talked about?  

Jill tweeted no less than three times to Gayle King during Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night, Gayle didn’t respond to any of them.  Good job Gayle!

Jill’s tweets just annoy the hell out of me, she is so desperate for attention, she not only tweets live during the show but she writes no less than three blogs.  She posts one on Bravotv.com, she posts one on her own web site then sends another secret blog out to subscribers, she covers all her bases.  If she could mail one to each viewer’s home I’m sure she would do that too.  Jill Zarin, just because you say it, doesn’t make it true.

US Magazine on-line reported on the battle between Ramona and Jill that has been going on over on Twitter and on Facebook.  (Thanks Boston02127 for the link)

http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/jill-zarin-ramona-singer-locked-in-twitter-and-facebook-war-2011205

I’m a bit behind but I finally caught up on Real City Housewife’s blog on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, brilliant as always!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Baptismal Brawl:http://t.co/kJKArIt

Follow her on Twitter @putyourhairup

My interview with Sonja Morgan:

http://www.winningbeautypageants.com/2010/12/sonja-morgan-talks-gardens-gals-on-reality-buzz-with-lynn-hudson/

A Guest Blog by Carly, my producer for Reality Buzz and writer in her own right.  Follow her on Twitter @Prettyplusmore

Top 4 Reasons to Hate this Season of RHONY

4. SUPPORT…and I’m not talking about a braless Alex.

For all of our foibles as women, the one thing we’ve always had going for us is that we come together in times of trouble. Thru all the jealously, ranting, gossip and travails, women can form powerful walls against personal tsunamis when necessary. But not this group, it’s every man (ahem) for himself.

One need not be an MD to see that Ramona is approaching menopause. She put the P in peri. You can see the effects of hormone-related goings-on reflecting even in her countenance. But does one of the other housewives hand her a Suzanne Sommers book or offer her a progesterone cocktail? Of course not. It’s all snickers and strange looks, whispers and gossip.

LuAnn ( a nurse) even references that she suspects this is what’s happening, but simply laughs about it. Just like Kelly on Scary Island (and I can’t elaborate here but hope you can fill in the blanks), some in this ensemble have no problem kicking a good woman when she’s down. And why not??? After all, it’s TV mah friends.

3.. Bitch-Ass Producers

I don’t know if I have the self-control required not to curse through my entire rant here concerning producers, directors, editors, etc. My hate-hate relationship with them was cemented in the episode with Silex and the piano. Have they, I asked while watching, no shame? I was so mad I almost spilled my Skinny Girl (I kid, it’s not available here).

In this episode, it was clear-as-a-bell that the attempt to make Alex’s kids look like dopey goofballs was in full effect. I, however, having nothing better to do on occasion, had already watched a Simon webisode and knew this not to be true of the chilenz. So why, on God’s green earth, would anyone attempt to MAKE kids look bad? Unbelievable.

Apparently I was not the only one who thought this was deplorable behavior. While checking out twitter while on a long drive the day after the episode aired (don’t panic, I was the passenger), I noticed a tweet from a former #rhony producer. She said something to this effect; “For what it’s worth, I found those kids funny and smart.” Now, I don’t want to put words in her mouth, but this sounds like a fire-back strike against what even she noticed to be immoral behavior on the part of show producers and editors.

Currently, we see Ramona being handled in the same way. In the past we’ve seen Sonja being edited to look like a brutal snob. We see the ending of a party on an island as though it’s at it’s pinnacle.

The Bravo gang thinks the viewer is an idiot. Fail.

2.  Jill Zarin.

1. For Giving the Countess LuAnn a Paycheck.

I mean, really? Really? Is this the best they could do for the viewer? Was there no one else on the entire island more interesting than this over-sized meanie? Did Bravo really think a woman so inept and fake that a fellow Bravo-babe took her down on a Bravo show would make for good television (all hail Cat Ommanney)? It doesn’t. It makes for ANNOYING television and that is not why I watch my plasma.

There’s mean all around. I get attitude when I go to my local deli (not sure why the women there are so bitchy). I get to bump into hateful each time I get my oil changed and some ass tells me I need a new Frankterpump on my Schenetocrank in order to try and rip me off. There’s Al Qaeda and Gaddifi and the IRS and who needs more?

I’m not interested in her life, her kids, her boyfriend or her Kmart accessories. I’m not interested in her lessons on class (I’m Southern and could teach her a thing or two). I never want to see what she’s wearing or where she’s going. I just want to see her leave.

Thanks Carly!  Nice work!

Real Housewives of New Jersey blog by TVTime101.com

http://tvtime101.com/2011/05/21/a-trip-to-jersey-for-the-%E2%80%98real-housewives%E2%80%99-premiere-police-lights-a-busted-ice-sculpture-test-tube-shots/

Until Next Time…

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342 Responses to IHJZ Simon’s Webisode /Real Housewives of New York – the Blogs

  1. quincyil says:

    I had to buy a new computer a while back and I discovered that I had the snip it option that reality crack house/real city housewife uses for her blog. I read and figured it out for the photo of the boys with snowman.

    I am not brave when it comes to software. Lynn asked me to help her sometimes and I was really afraid that I was going to do something to sink this entire website. I tried the insert option and put a photo of chickens in my pecking order blog a while back. Now, I can add photos that I find on the net to the blogs that Lynn assigns to me.

    I would never have tried any of this if Lynn had not encouraged me. I just loved snipping the photo of the boys with their snowman. Jill can have $350,000 in jewelry for her birthday or 500 white roses for Valentine’s Day, let me discover how to snip a picture from the net and I am happier than Jill with all of her monetary rewards.

    A grandmother who loves all children,

    Q

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Cool.

      Great job to all on the recaps and write-ups.

      I love Alex but I think she told us a fib on WWHL when Andy asked if she had work done. She looks younger than she did last year plus she went to Ramona’s thing. I’m all for it, I just don’t know why she’s say it’s just that she’s blonder and her teeth are whiter.

      And shame on Jill and Lu both. Did anyone see Kelly’s clip talking to mama elsa-errr I mean Jill’s mom? At the end Kelly regurgitates Gloria’s advice as her own thoughts. I agree Kelly is a complete idiot. Are we sure those two daughters are really hers? lol

  2. ramona_coaster says:

    Compared to the dark, stab you in the back, ugliness of RHONYC, Simon’s webisodes are fun, lightness and sweetness. I think enjoying the simple things in life is much better than the complex mental drama of people who think they’re so sophisticated.

    • quincyil says:

      Not long ago, I discovered short films. I was researching for IHJZ and found a stash of award winning short films and was amazed at the power that directors can create in 4 minutes.

      I watched movies, but I never thought about how they were created until I started watching Bravo’s reality shows.

  3. boston02127 says:

    What a nice blog to wake up to. Thanks Quincy.

  4. quincyil says:

    Dear Sonja,

    Thanks for the paragraph in your blog that mentions things that we discussed on the IHJZ board last Sunday. In the darkness of Season Three and Season Four, you helped us laugh and it is appreciated.

    We know that you have challenges and that you keep trying. Many of us face challenges and we try to encourage each other here too.

    Jill Zarin calls us, “Haters, ” but it’s not true. We hate her bad behaviors and she is unable to accept that fact.

    Get back on that horse, Sonja.

    Q from a farm on the prairie in Western IL

  5. boston02127 says:

    From Kelly. Her daughter Teddy’s b-day is in July but Kelly thought it would be fun to celebrate it in May. Yep, that’s right…..here’s the video.

    https://twitter.com/#!/kellybensimon

    • error404 says:

      I just can’t with this one anymore. Every single word out of her mouth is a lie. It’s not even funny anymore. It’s just sick. Those poor kids.

      • boston02127 says:

        Sometimes with Kelly I don’t know if I should laugh or quietly look away. (usually I laugh)

        • kotagirl29 says:

          With Kookoo I find myself shaking my head in puzzlement and repeating “WTF is wrong with ‘her’?” Some days I find it hard to believe that someone could possibly be this stupid and childish? Other days I wonder if she is really this hypocritical and contradictory? Still other days I ponder the seemingly endless supply of inane idiocy that drips from her her brain to my world via TV and the internet? Finally some days she makes me wish I was not an alcoholic!!!

    • Kats2 says:

      She is such a moron and has no clue as to how to set up the story. Since Teddy’s B-Day is in the summer when school is out, she doesn’t get to celebrate with her class, so Crazy is celebrating Teddy’s B-day with her class now (in May). That’s where Crazy was taking the cake.

      • NAmerican says:

        Hate to tell you this (and I really hate to defend Mr. Kelly), but celebrating summer birthdays before school is out is becoming more and more common. When I first heard of it I thought it was strange, but I guess it is gaining momentum.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          My sons’ schools celebrate “half” birthdays when someone’s birthday falls in the summer so that everyone get’s birthday acknowledgements during the school year. Kelly gets it wrong again at her daughter’s expense and embarassment.

        • Kats2 says:

          Yep. I didn’t say there was anything wrong with it, I said Kelly is a moron who couldn’t explain it just like you and I did. Big difference.

    • Kellita says:

      What??? She’s so odd.

      • HD says:

        I get her celebrating the birthday early because of the summer birthday. I have a summer birthday. I get it especially with little kids.

        What was dumb though is she didn’t even say the place right. She said made in heaven.com. I thought it was made in heaven cakes? Also she seems highly impressed that a one tier cake was made in a day. How long did she think that should take?

  6. VAgirl says:

    Thanks, Quincy. That was a nice something to wake up to this Saturday morning.

    • PJ says:

      Wow! I don’t know how that email could be interpreted any other way than bring wine to serve. It says nothing about a silent auction.

      • error404 says:

        “insider sources” confide that the assistant was drunk at the time, as well as being bullied by Ramoner, so that’s obviously why she got flustered and misinterpreted “Can Ramoner bring her wine?” to mean “Can Ramoner bring her wine?”.

        • PJ says:

          LOL you are too funny.

          Here is the scenario that is lingering in the back of my mind: To make Ramona look like a falling down drunk this season. It is decided that Ramona will be asked to bring wine to the charity luncheon to serve. But it is decided that no wine glasses will be put on the table. Knowing Ramona as they do it is understood that Ramona will get up and get the wine glasses and serve it herself. This will make it look like Ramona can’t get through one luncheon without her Pinot. Jill will deny everything even after the email proving Ramona to be right is out for all to see; just blame Ramona’s assistant for sending a crazy email and to top it off say that the email sent by Jill’s assistant does not reflect her wishes. I’m so glad Jill has changed; imagine what she would be like if she was still the same as last season. All of the above is just my personal opinion of course.

          • error404 says:

            Yes. Now substitute every “Jill” for “Cindy” and every “charity lunch” for “Quogue” and you have a 2nd recap for another episode.

      • nathania says:

        amen.

        I still can’t believe anyone in Jill’s camp is denying the obvious.

        Ramona was asked to donate wine for a charity dinner to serve to the guests. Period. The emails do not lie.

    • I can’t stand Jill’s manager/assistant Darren. He is one of those fake nice people. There was no reason for him to throw Ramona’s assistant under the bus, he was the one that screwed up. He is acting just like Jill, instead of taking responbility for his mistake, he blames someone else.

      • lovemamaearth says:

        He might want to keep his job. I could see Jill firing someone over something this petty.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      So now Darren is Jill’s manager? Please manager of what – dirty deeds done real cheap? Guess a manager trumps an assistant…and if there was a silent auction why wasn’t it shown? Guess it was a secret silent auction… Jill takes the prize for most pathetic poser.

  7. boston02127 says:

    Work 😦
    Have a good day everyone.

  8. LuAnn teen exits posh school
    _______________________________________________

    Victoria de Lesseps, the teenage daughter of “The Real Housewives of New York City” castmate Countess LuAnn de Lesseps, left the tony Ross School in the Hamptons soon after a video of the young de Lesseps rolling what looked like a joint and using a racial slur appeared online.

    While sources tell us Victoria was asked to leave the school after the video episode, the always super-collected Countess LuAnn strongly denies to Page Six that her 16-year-old daughter leaving the school had anything to do with it.

    Her rep told us, “Your information is incorrect. Victoria withdrew from Ross School five months ago, but it was unrelated to the video. She is happily looking forward to studying art in Paris this summer.”

    The scandal broke in January after “Housewives” castmate Ramona Singer posted a link to the YouTube video on her Twitter feed, stating, “the countess’s daughter rolling a cigarette swearing n – – – – r!”

    The clip quickly reverberated through the blogosphere. LuAnn, who wrote the etiquette book, “Class With the Countess,” was said to have found out about the clip while filming a music video in Atlantic City.

    The video of Victoria quickly disappeared from YouTube and Singer later apologized to LuAnn, while the countess reportedly called her daughter’s actions “unacceptable.”

    It’s not known if administrators at the private Ross School, where tuition can run upward of $45,000 a year, took note of the brouhaha over the video. Past students have included Billy Joel’s daughter. But by spring, Victoria was already enrolled at a public school in the Hamptons.

    Victoria had earlier attended Miss Porter’s prep school in Connecticut, but transferred to the Ross School so she could be closer to her New York-based family.

    A spokesperson for the Ross School declined to comment.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/luann_teen_exits_posh_school_ByL4dSdOqm8bqcutyPpQJK#ixzz1MzdmX7vy

    • error404 says:

      Everybody knows she only made that video because a drunken Ramoner was bullying her! LOL

    • Kats2 says:

      Can’t wait to see if this makes the show or if it will just be part of the reunion.
      “Part -Time Mom” indeed.

      • quincyil says:

        Victoria is an intelligent child, but jumping out of windows and making videos like that are signs that the sister type relationship that Luann had with her nieces and Victoria does not work. Luann has to be the disiplinarian is Victoria is unable to disipline herserlf.

        I know that Luann has to please a younger man, but I would not leave the responsibilities of parenting to a mother’s helper so I could spend time with my lover. Despite Luann’s assertions that the kids are ok with this, I doubt that it is true.

        • Kansas Girl says:

          It occurs to me that Victoria is being raised similarly to how Bethenny was raised.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          A child that has been at three schools in two years is one that is troubled and having difficulty fitting in. Perhaps LuAnn should cut back on her music career and jaunts to the city and help her daughter. Oh, shipping her off to Paris to study art will maintain the status quo. Win, win darling. Part time mother, full time selfish snake.

          • nathania says:

            honestly with lou ann’s attitude it wouldn’t surprise me at all if she were a closet racist, and that’s where victoria got it from. She tries very hard to fake a friendship with Kelly (I think Kelly is so young mentally that all her true friends are imaginary) and Kelly is blatantly racist so maybe they have bonded on that.

            • FLG says:

              Closet racist? Remember LuAnn’s statement at how shocked the Count would be upon learning that Countess Squash Blossom High Horse was dating a JEWISH man?

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                Or that the count and his mistress just made up the part about her being a princess because….otherwise she would just be ‘an Ethiopian’

                • FLG says:

                  Gawd forbid, he should get involved with a commoner….oh, wait a minute, he did. LuAnn…..I guess her learned that lesson! ROFLMAO

                  • Rabble Rouser says:

                    Too bad there isn’t gay marriage in CA; it’s looking like Prince Von-Ahole will be back on the market soon. Together the count and the prince could have created their own dynasty.

                    • FLG says:

                      ROFL!! At least the prince paid somebody to adopt him to get his title……

                    • Rabble Rouser says:

                      The Prince and the Count should also adopt orphans from Ethiopia. That will really stick it to Lu

          • floridagirl88 says:

            More “out of sight, out of mind.” Expect real life problems for Victoria as she moves towards young adulthood. This is one child that seems to have been deeply affected by her parent’s behavior.

    • La Dolce Vita says:

      More than likely, Lu had the children to cement her relationship with the Count… didn’t work did it??!! Now, those children have become excess baggage to her. They are interferring with her “new, better than before” life.

      Children cannot be raised by a remote control, long distance relationship via a nanny. Children need hands on parenting because they can become a handful at times. Alex and Simon appear to be handling parenting well; the chums are part of their lives, which is the way it should be.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        ITA – children are a full time committment! If Lu thought they were a revenue stream or a way to keep the Count she was wrong.

      • nathania says:

        I have a sister in law like this who thinks of her children as dollar signs. just as she was 40 she had my beloved niece. her son was 14 and it seemed like they were close and had a tight knit relationship. that relationship degraded almost immediately after my niece was born and the older child, who had seemed to be the apple of her eye, was out of the house before 16 and did not even graduate from high school. the speed at which it happened shocked me, after that it was clear the children to her were just a guaranteed access to govt and state programs for single mothers, he’d outlived his usefulness to her and by god, he was gone. i realize now the same thing had happened with his older brother years before, who also did not graduate from high school. it also coincided with the boys getting to the age where they were wanting to date and I strongly suspected she couldn’t tolerate the competition for their affection. it shocked me that someone could have such an opportunistic outlook toward their children but I have since been noticing it more and more. my other sister in law is a future case of this, I think. she is actually far worse in terms of being a capable parent to her children. and her mother actually is known in her town for having had a child in every decade of the last four. and they are spaced out that way intentionally, so she never loses eligibility for medicaid, section 8, food stamps, what have you. i think it’s a bit of a cottage industry in this country. i am all for that aid being there for people who need it because of crisis or disability, but this cluster of three women has educated me that there are women out there who do this deliberately, and unfortunately care little for the children they bring into the world.

      • FLG says:

        I think the children would be better off with a full time Nanny. A REAL one. Not some just-post-adolescent anybody who’s only required qualification is a driver’s license that LuAnn can hire for cheap.

  9. Kellita says:

    Great blog, Quincy! I totally enjoy watching the sweet Silex Fam, especially after all the darkness of RHNY. Their backstabbing and trashing of Ramona really made me feel ill inside. Like being back in middle school. Alex is the classiest. I feel really badly for Ramona and how they’re ganging up on her. Mean girls!!

  10. Kats2 says:

    Not that I’m current on ALL the comments but I just watched a new show on logo called Pretty Hurts, all about plastic surgery and injections. Lame Jeanna and her still bratty and obnoxious daughter Kara were on the show. Jeanna once again giving her daughter plastic for her birthday, this time is was lip injections. They make me sick. You could tell the person giving the injections was ready to lose it, because Kara wouldn’t STFU. You recall that thing she does on camera, where she thinks she’s being so cute and funny but is actually annoying and fake. GROSS

    • quincyil says:

      I am trying to look healthy without the injections and fillers. Once you start those treatments, you have to continue. I just try to eat right and excercise. I use sunscreen and I hope for the best.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        I plan to sag and wrinkle with age. Gracefully.

        So far, so good.

        • quincyil says:

          I think the procedures are so expensive that the ladies do it on TV for a discount from their doctors. Surely, Sonja can’t afford 3 thousand dollars a pop for this kind of work.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        I use sunscreen every day as well, and live in the northwest where the sun barely ever shines and the air is always moist. It works for me.

        I wash and comb my hair – I think I look better than Kelly and we’re about the same age. I wouldn’t die if I saw someone’s vagaygay – although I suspect most of my friends wear underwear.

        • PJ says:

          This is what bothers me about Kelly. We all saw the pic where she showed half of her own vajayjay (however you spell that) and she was out at an event. No one can tell me Kelly didn’t know what she was showing, unless she has no feeling around her vajayjay, because you can feel it when you wear something that tight. So why is Kelly such a big hypocrite? I don’t get it. It’s like she just goes through life pretending, does she understand or not?

          • nathania says:

            her philosophy seems to be that whatever someone says they do, reply “I never do that” and if someone does something outrageous then state “That’s so disgusting I can’t beleive she did that”. So anything she denies having done you can just about bank on her having done.

            Interestingly i recognize this manner of behaving from my own religious background. Did Kelly grow up in a very religious home? In strict homes it’s kind of accepted to deny everything on the surface but try everything behind the scenes. Maybe it’s just a habit for her.

            • FLG says:

              There is something very odd about the way that Eww-I-saw-a-Vajayjay-Kelly reacted at seeing Sonja’s vagina. I’ve heard far less severe reactions from gay men who have described seeing vajayjays. It struck me as bordering on self-loathing. I’m beginning to wonder if there may be some deep seated transgender issues with Kelly. Maybe she’s a gay man trapped in a straight woman’s body or something like that…. I know plenty of gay men who were married and have had children and only came out later in life. There is something odd, deep seated and profound going on there. I just can’t quite analyze it yet. I’m waiting for another one of my brief moments of clarity…..

              • MAMAZ says:

                Self loathing does seem to describe her over the top reaction. Didn’t she ever belong to a gym? My friends and I change in front of each other after showering. No one tries to get an eyeful but we don’t vomit if we catch a peek.

                • MsJxn says:

                  Hey LADY!!,…shhhhhh!!! just because you ACT 13 doesn’t make you LOOK 14!!! LMAO!!!!! She must have been told in her long gone youth,…twirling hair,..school girl uniforms,…and gummy bears are sexy,…yeah,…that’s right,..to perv’s and sugardaddy’s!! and if you can do NOTHING else,..oh well,..play your card’s!!!!! Po’ chile’..

  11. jeepers1941 says:

    So maybe LULU does have her own axe to grind with regards to Ramona. Well she sure waited a long time to do it, if it because of that video of Victoria. But if LULU thinks she (Victoria) will be okay in Paris(?) she must be smoking a little dope herself. I mean why not just through the baby out with the bath water!
    Ramona might be, ok she is, rough around the edges with her mouth, but I’ll take her mothering anyday over LULU’s. I think Ramona and Avery have a good relationship as mother and daughter, at least it appears that way, and Mario is involved with Avery’s schooling and social comings and goings as well.
    But when Ramona made that jab to LULU about her being the weekend mommy, she was on track with that.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      The video of Victoria was leaked and tweeted by Ramona AFTER the scenes we’re watching now – so that shouldn’t have anything to do with what we’re watching on-screen.

      I think it’s about screen time, and trying to make herself look good as a “peacemaker”. She is very oblivious on how she comes across.

      • nathania says:

        it’s obvious she’s out to kill Ramona because of the parenting comments because someone like her instead of admitting ramona is right about her poor parenting would instead go on a seek and destroy mission to bring the truth teller to her own brand of ‘justice’

  12. FLG says:

    I have written in on this blog several times about gay related issues pertaining to the Housewives. I’ve really appreciated the responses I’ve received. I thought you all might enjoy this youtube video:

    • La Dolce Vita says:

      IMO all the housewives do use gays as an ornament. They want to say “look how broadminded I am.” They want to show how PC they can be.

      The video was clever… he got his point across humorously without preaching. Perhaps, some of the “used” gays will think twice about working for these women.

      • FLG says:

        It pretty well summed up my “used as a toy and placed back on the shelf” statement, as well as Alexis Bellino is a bigoted hypocrite….

        • quincyil says:

          I think her assistant should not miss class and I bet he is an unpaid intern who she uses as a free employee to do her bidding at will. I don’t like it.

        • FLG says:

          Several years ago, I also called out Jill Zarin for hosting her fund raiser in the Hamptons for Charlie Crist. I hadn’t discovered Lynn’s blog at that time. Andy Cohen got quite a heated email from me and I included a copy of the invitation for the fundraiser along with my email. I also sent the information to a gay blogger I know who has quite a large following. Jill heard directly from me about that, too. She didn’t ban me from posting on her website until I posted a request that she speak to Charlie on behalf of the gay community when Florida amended its constitution to ban gay marriage and disallow gay couples from adopting. I was very polite. I guess Jillzy doesn’t like my opinions. I don’t like hypocrites.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Good video FLG. It has always bothered me when housewives talk about gay husbands, we love our gays, etc. I do not announce that my friends are gay because that is not my announcement to make and being friends isn’t because of their orientation either. Since relationships traditionally meet needs of those involved – what exactly are the benefits from being an accessory?

    • nathania says:

      that’s brilliant and he really nailed Alexis Bellino to the wall. I am going to subscribe to this channel on youtube.

      I am new to watching Atlanta, so I am not all that acquainted with the dynamic but as far as NY, NJ and OC there is something SO WRONG with these rich uppity bitches employing gay men to do their hair design, interior design, fashion styling, makeup, and whatever else, and then preaching like Alexis Bellino and voting for republicans. Shouldn’t she be going out of her way to employ straight people to do all those things if she really feels this way? I totally understand now the reason for her contrition on WWHL after that episode. She wasn’t truly embarassed of her comments, she was scared sh*tless at the thought that all of a sudden every gay man she’d ever employed boycotting her sorry behind for saying those things. Talk about true colors coming through.

      How can she live with herself. These women, to me, seem infatuated with these men and want to believe, or want us to believe, that the relationship is more than professional. Most of those relationships wouldn’t exist without an exchange of money, because these guys have better things to do with their time than hang out with women who vote against their civil rights and subscribe to a belief system that finds them an abomination. I wonder what the political leanings of the ATL housewives are? Do they openly support gay rights or are they just opportunistic about exploiting the talents of the gay men that work for and with them? It’s really food for thought and the man in the video does a great job of articulating the irony.

      • FLG says:

        Thank You and Amen!

        • FLG says:

          I knew that Alexis wasn’t really sorry (her apology wasn’t genuine) when she at first posted what I also placed on Bravo, but later took it down. The leopard never really changes her spots…
          We can add Alexis to our list of self-admitted liars, too! She also lied as to why Jim didn’t attend Micah and Peggy’s party! If we’re looking for honest people, the list is getting shorter and shorter……

          • MAMAZ says:

            Great video.
            Only Bethenny, Alex and Simon seem to have genuine relationships with friends who happen to be gay. The rest of them have a Reality Show checklist: minor talent their friends insist is fabulous dahling!,Louboutins, house in the Hamptons, gay husband, obnoxious dog, equally obnoxious kids.

            • FLG says:

              I agree. Bethenny, Alex, Simon and even Sonja are welcome in my home anytime. I know Sonja actually does things to support the gay community. Even if she wasn’t a very good “Grand Marshall”. I’ve forgiven her.

  13. FLG says:

    I’m not sure how that got embedded. I only meant to post a link. I hope I didn’t do something not allowed…..

    • jeepers1941 says:

      well I am sure if yiu did something wrong, someone will be more than happy to let you know about it 🙂

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Made it really easy to watch, so thanks! This was funny, and made the point.

      Was anyone else amused that p***s was ok but d**k was bleeped?

    • FLG says:

      A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing……..

      • jeepers1941 says:

        Point was well taken FLG, and is a good video, some people just don’t get it unfortunately for them.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      no problem at all! 🙂

      • FLG says:

        Thank you Lynn. I was prepared to accept full responsibility if I had done something that is not allowed. Oh, who am I kidding…I was going to blame it on Ramona……after all, EVERYTHING is Ramona’s fault this season…..

  14. LynnNChicago says:

    I’ve updated today’s blog with my ramblings about the RHONY Blogs.

    • quincyil says:

      I agree with you that Alex has the most honest blog. Each week she seems to be able to identify the issues that we wonder about and explain them right away. If she misses something one week, you can be sure that she will catch up later.

      I think Sonja is trying to explain where she is coming from and so we are getting her resume, autobiography and plan for filming future episodes of RHNYC in one six page blog. I get her.

      I am unable to defend Ramona and have never been a fan of being on a Ramonacoaster. Ramona says what she thinks. She thinks Luann is a weekend mom and Luann takes umbrage because she is a weekend mom. Jill Zarin is Jillous that Ramona moved forward with products and is ready to advertise when the season begins. Maybe Jill should go to work instead of looking at Cindy’s teeth or eating muffins with her fingers at Cindy’s apartment.

      I think we should dedicate a day to Kelly…We could call it a Kellyathon…
      She would probably love it.

  15. WindyCityWondering says:

    Jill and Ramona have a relationship that goes back a lot further than Jill and the goon. The goon is jealous and now is gettting just plain creepy. Why would anyone want Jill for a BFF? For the record, the goon didn’t vanquish Bethenny for Jill – B’s ship was sailing and those left on the dock didn’t have anything to do with it. This season, because of the last reunion, really put Alex off limits as far as Jill was concerned. But Ramona is fair game – Ramona has always been there getting positive fan feedback. Seems that if no one will like Jill then Jill will make sure no one likes anyone!

    • quincyil says:

      I think Jill’s support staff are knee deep in the shit she is trying to put out against Alex, Ramona and I suspect Sonja fairly soon.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Jill doesn’t do her own dirty work – nor does she own what she has others do for her. Bravo makes sure we see enough to know what Jill is trying to do. Sonja seems like the next likely target but Jill has no axe to grind with her and may not be sure that the goon and the loon would follow her into that battle.

  16. Happymouth says:

    I actually watched Lisa Wexler’s u stream yesterday, did anyone else see it ? There was a total of 117 views and 13 people online , most of the people online were Jills aussie teens, it was weird. Jill called in and she had some intersting comments. They spoke of Jilll’s daughter in law, the cut scene of Kelly & Mommy and of course Ramona.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill loves her little world and showing off her family to her advantage. She is mad that Bravo is not telling THE STORY she wants told – kind of like what she tried to do last season to Bethenny….. Jill made a big mistake coming back this season because Bravo has the last word. Sucks to be you Zarin – you overstayed your welcome and are now the dreaded guest that just won’t leave.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        She would have to have had enough self awareness to realize how awful she was and how she’d come across, to say no to S4. And if she had the self awareness she might have been able to change. So she was sort of caught by her own self delusion. I’m sure she really thought she could write a script for this season and make the viewers love her again. It was a simple as making up with Alex.

        • PJ says:

          Maybe Bravo got sick of Jill’s behind the scene manipulations and so decided to show what really goes on behind the scenes.

  17. TLM says:

    Did anyone else see Danielle on Dr. Drew? I don’t know what she revealed that she never “revealed” before. I distinctly recall Danielle saying she was sexually abused as a kid on Housewives or in other interviews a couple of years ago. She did not elaborate on that statement in any way on his show.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I can’t get into Danielle – she was alledgedly abused as a child but goes on to being sexually provocative and then claims she is a sex addict and needs help. Danielle wants attention and taking her clothes off guarantees it. If she really wanted help she would have got it privately.

      • nathania says:

        that’s what sexually abused people do though. for women anyway if sexual attention was the only attention that they ever got, they repeat the pattern later in life.

        i tend to think she’s exploiting her own neurosis for publicity, but the neurosis is real, and the need for publicity is symptomatic of the neurosis, it’s very circular.

        • PJ says:

          I’ve always thought Danielle had the profile of a person who has been sexually abused. I do understand why people have a hard time with her though.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Except she wants ‘free’ help and a paycheck for it.

    • codystl says:

      It’s interesting too that Danielle came up with this revelation the same week RHONJ’s season premiere.

  18. La Dolce Vita says:

    Lynn’s comment hits the nail on the head: “I really want to be a fan of Sonja’s this season, I liked her last season and I really appreciated her giving me an interview but I just don’t understand what she’s doing this season. I really do believe that she has Season Two disease that we see so frequently with housewives of every city.”

    Sonja, this season, is trying too hard. I have the opinion that she is desparate; for what, I don’t know…attention? Last season she was amusing, edgy, slightly off beat. I wanted to know her; now, I could care less. Showing her “too old to be seen publicly” rear, and the exaggerated jokes she made about forgetting her pants, fell flat with me. She looked great w/o pulling that stunt.

    Some of her toaster oven photo shoots were over the top. Dressed to the nines using the oven was good and appropos to her lifestyle; however, crawling on the dining table was not. What image is she trying to convey? Slutty trash or a person who has fun and interesting friends outside of the HW’s, who also is an edgy housewife and mother who can cook well in a toaster oven? Sonja could have so much going for herself, but she has fallen down that very slippery slope of the other HWives.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      If I read her blog right, she hasn’t even written the book – so I hate to say it but part of what KelKel was saying was right. Shouldn’t you write the book before you shoot the cover? Of course – same could be said for Sheree’s big fashion show where she didn’t have any samples to show – but at least she tried.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Some housewives do not realize that they will have to work to make something happen – Sonja and Sheree are of this school, while Bethenny and Ramona are not. Jill for all her alledged business prowess – is too busy being busy to really flesh out her product lines and take advantage of the platform Bravo provides. Jill is painting Ramona as a drunk because Ramona had her Pinot ready to roll when the season started filming.

    • nathania says:

      well, sonja is off her game because there are two warring factions and to them she is ‘no one’…that is not a position she is used to being in.

      I think her last blog was inspired by the rumors they are going to fire the whole cast. She wants to make it clear that she is, (i.e. used to be) one of the very women they are looking for, hence all the name-dropping, etc. I mean, what a humiliation it would be for Sonja to be dropped from the cast to make room for women whom she used to look down her nose at when she was married. I think she is paddling desperately trying to put herself in the running for being one of the cast members that gets kept if this is not a rumor.

      • MAMAZ says:

        Bethenny and Ramona use the show as a platform for businesses they were already developing or already had. It is clearly a business decision and I for one have no problem with that. It’s funny that on other blogs I’ve read people really resent this about them. I think it gives them more credibilty because while I’m sure they both enjoy the fame it is secondary to the business angle. JZ, Luann, and Kelly, even Sonja to a lesser extent seem to really NEED the ego boost.
        I haven’t really figured out why Alex and Simon are on. In S1 they seemed like the biggest famewhores of them all. As time has gone on they become more real while the other women have turned into parodies of themselves.

    • MicheleF. says:

      I could be wrong, but wasn’t it Sonja that kept plugging a novel she was working on that she said was kind of like sex and the city? What happened with that? In my opinion she seems to be going Grey Gardens on us. She is always talking about what used to be and implying she was a “star.” I was on the fence about her last season and then really didn’t like her the first few episodes this season and now I just find her sad.

  19. housewifeaddict says:

    More from Kelly’s BS Blog:

    “You can’t choose who you fall in love with, but you can choose to keep your hands off of people. That goes for me, too. Since that incident which happened in my twenties, I learned a lot. I was fortunate enough to meet and marry Gilles, who is the opposite of what I had endured. Even though we aren’t together, Gilles has always been and will always be an amazing man.”

    Let’s see:
    “That goes for me too “- is she saying she should have not assaulted her ex-boyfriend? Let’s recap from say … 2009 …

    “”She was arrested on March 5 at 9:10 a.m. for punching her fiancé in the face, and [she] gave him a laceration under his left eye. She was arrested for assault – it’s a misdemeanor,” the New York City Police Department tells PEOPLE. ”
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20264471,00.html

    Is Kelly so stupid she forgot that we knew this? All she seems worried about is making sure we know she isn’t talking about Giles – who owns the two homes she lives in (and pays her ample support presumably).

    And does any of this have to do with Ramoner “allegedly” throwing a punch at a producer?

    • housewifeaddict says:

      More from that old article:

      “Though there are reports that the two are engaged, a source close to Bensimon says that’s not the case. “[Stefanov] is claiming that they were engaged, which is delusional. They have been on-and-off for three to three-and-a-half years, and during that time they were never exclusive. She was always dating other people.””

      Jeesh – this from a woman who thinks one night stands are the worst thing in the world.

      • Kukulet says:

        Kelly probably contradicts herself in her sleep. “I’m sleeping! No, I’m awake! I had a dream! No, I didn’t!”

        She thinks one night stands equate to sleeping around America, but insists she dated more than one man at a time during her relationship with the guy she beat up.

        She’s a “modern” woman who doesn’t care for attitudes that regress to 1979, but thinks indulging in one night stands means the woman is a whore.

        She doesn’t want to casually date anyone, but she apparently believes in dating more than one man at a time.

        She thinks it’s all right for her to hit a boyfriend, but a slap in her past was an abusive relationship.

        She find Sonja’s freedom with her body parts objectionable, but posed for Playboy-or, well, posted for naked pictures that Gilles later sold to Playboy.

        She’s 43 years old, worked as a model, and appeared in Playboy-but she’s never seen a vagina.

        She spends “all her time” with her children, except when she’s jetting off to other places three weeks out of four.

        The one unintentional contradiction that made me really laugh was on the boat in St. John when they were discussing one night stands, and Kelly said “If you had it like this (her body), you wouldn’t give it away.”

        That was the perfect example of an asinine Kelly remark. She didn’t have the brain capacity to realize she had just practically proclaimed herself a prostitute at the same time she was slamming B. and Sonja for being whores.

        • Mookies1mom says:

          That just gave me a headache! Not because you wrote it but because that is how Kelly actually thinks and I can’t wrap my head around it!

        • error404 says:

          “posed for Playboy-or, well, posted for naked pictures that Gilles later sold to Playboy.”

          Interesting. Is it possible that Giles sold his pictures to Playboy and Kiki had no choice but to do damage control and pretend that she chose to empower herself by posing after 40, complete with fake photo shoot and invitation? Was the whole cover-up spin Jill’s idea, and why Kiki finds her so supportive and “real”?

          I wouldn’t actually be shocked to find that Kiki has been abused by men her entire life, starting with her father who tells her that feelings are “inner coconut” thoughts.. i.e. shut up. Her early bf who slapped her. Her amazing husband whom she enjoys an amicable break-up with could have totally sold naked pictures of her without her consent, as he owns them as their author and she did agree to pose for them at one point in time. And her “broken toy” bf who, unlike Kiki, actually turned a slap across the face into an assault change and ugly press, which luckily is covered under pr101 and just gave her an amazing platform to be more charitable.

          • PJ says:

            But remember Kelly says she was bullied on scary island and how true was that, so how true is anything Kelly says?

        • PJ says:

          Kelly did call Bethenny a ho-bag.

      • nathania says:

        wow.

        that is stunning.

        she’s amazing.

        Like I have said above the only people I’ve met who do this on a regular basis are children raised in very religious homes who can’t keep straight which person they are supposed to be at the moment.

    • PJ says:

      Exactly the reason I can’t stand Kelly, the blatant hypocrisy and outright lies.

  20. housewifeaddict says:

    The thing about Jill is she’s gone so far off the deep end, no one is going to ever believe a word that comes out of her mouth. She’s pretty much up there with Kelly now in terms of the nonsense she pushes out in her blog and on twitter.

    LuMann doesn’t seem to lie as blatantly – she just gets things wrong so we dismiss her as well.

    I may cringe when Ramona says and does things, but I think she’s telling the truth.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Lying is an interesting “talent” – some housewives don’t see their lying as lying. Kelly lies but we aren’t sure if it is calculated or a mental defect. Jill and LuAnn lie with a purpose – a goal in mind. All feel that they aren’t really lying because no one sees things from their perspective. Bottomline – lying for any reason is still just that, so why be upset when no one trusts you or believes you? IMO – none of the liars have the courage or conviction to overcome their lying ways and I laughed by ass off when LuAnn was discribed as “trustworthy” at the spa!

  21. WindyCityWondering says:

    My spa game: (Sorry, one word descriptives just aren’t enough with this crowd!)
    LuAnn: sneaky and mean
    Kelly: dangerous and delusional
    Jill: cruel and jealous
    Cindy: out of her league
    Ramona: nice but uncensored
    Alex: cautiously optimistic
    Sonja: in it for the money, men and laughs

  22. LynnNChicago says:

    New content in the blog – Carly @Prettyplusmore my Reality Buzz producer wrote a great blog – I’ve included it above at the end of the blog.

    • quincyil says:

      I thought it was interesting that she didn’t have a word to say about Jill Zarin. rotfl. That is a given.

    • quincyil says:

      Lynn, Carly’s comments on the former producer is very interesting. Why did they change production companies? This year does seem very different. It’s so choppy. Shed Media did a better job with the flow of the show.

      Why would Ramona get so upset as to strike a producer if something wasn’t very wrong?

  23. Adgirl says:

    The vilest of the vile is LouAnn Keeping Count.

    The only reason she is going after Ramona is to assert her newly self elevated moral authority over the group (= camera time). Keeping Count wasn’t even on the Scary Island trip. She had nothing to do with Jill & Bethenny’s fight except to insert herself by cheerleading Jill’s behavior.
    Keeping Count has been a extra on the show for 3 seasons until this year. I see her efforts to escalate & manage the war as her desperate and calculated attempt to be relevant and important. If she didn’t “bring on the drama” then this ceratinly would be her final season because Bravo would dump her boring & broke ass.
    Jill is damaged goods from last year so LouMan is shoving Jill over so Lou can be “In Charge”.

    • quincyil says:

      Why do I see Cinderella’s evil step mother in the scene where Luann is finding a dress for the Masqueade Ball. Luann mentions “Viking bitch,” but when she comes out in that red dress I see the woman who tried to push her daughters in to the arms of Cinderella’s Prince and was surprised when no one in the Kingdom liked her.

  24. WindyCityWondering says:

    Way to go Carly! Bravo can slice it, dice it and serve it up on a stick – you hit the top reasons RHNY is circling the drain.

  25. quincyil says:

    I have an old travel book with a Chapter on Morocco. I love reading about ancient cities like Marrakesh. Sonja mentioned outside the Ville. I think she must have done some research. The Ville is the town hall area.

    I also googled the history of the city and took notes a while back. I don’t care if Jill Zarin has to fight while on the trip, I am going to enjoy seeing the desert and the Atlas Mountains.

  26. AZ Girl says:

    I read Carly’s blog above and agree with her completely. The piano scene was not only poorly edited it should have been left out completely or not filmed at all. Of course it was aired the Thursday before Mother’s Day and we get some feedback here (myself included) that was questioning Francois behavior. That is not cool and I am sure brought anguish to Alex and Simon.

    As for Ramona and menopause. Ramona is 54 and probably has gone through menopause process.

    I went through menopause early in my late 40’s and it sucks. The weight gain, hot flashes, sleeplessness due to the hot flashes and emotional behavior for some enough to make you crazy. No woman in my family had a history of problems so I guess I inherited the “meno” card. Fortunately, I have a great OBGYN and a little help from LOW dosage hormones the world is a much safer place. I am now being slowly taken off after 3 years due to the risks of cancer. So to me Ramona is not crazy, she just needs some of them “hormones”.

    • Nancy says:

      AZ Girl,
      I know you’re not going to like this but do we share the same DNA? (kidding :))
      We are the same age and I too started menopause early. (38!) I did not take hormones & drove myself and everyone around me CRAZY! I use to think (when women talked about hot flashes) it can’t be that bad. It felt like someone put me in a microwave oven and pushed the start button.
      I think you are right about Ramona. I hope she see’s her OB/Gyn soon so she can be put on hormones and get some relief from her symptoms. Personally I can’t wait for Jill to go through this. I cannot stand this women and LuMan is a close second. KooKoo should be in the psyc ward.
      Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

      • quincyil says:

        I have thought that Jill is in menopause for a while. She has the crying jags and often seems out of control She has more skin issues than Ramona had in her early 50s. Jill had fertility problems when she was young. That kind of thing doesn’t improve with age.

        • Nancy says:

          Q,
          You might be right about Jill staring menopause but the fertility issue (unless she was taking a lot of hormones lately) the two have nothing to do with each other.
          At least I have never read anything about that.
          Have you noticed that Jill’s face is staring to fall? You can really see it in her TH interviews. You are right about the crying saga. I personally think she is starting to loose it. She seems to copy Bethenny so maybe seeing B in therapy she might follow suit. I won’t be holding my breath though. I think she’s a true narcissist which means there is little hope of change. 😦

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          I agree that Jill is definately going through it too! And she said nothing during the snickering about Ramona and the change at the spa.

        • AZ Girl says:

          Of all the women Ramona shows the most signs of menopause. S2 and S3 she spoke of problems with sweating. Her weight (even though I think she looks fantastic) has fluctuated. For me it seems when you hit the 50’s use loose your waistline. You start to get a “boxy” type shape, unless, of course, you have cosmetic surgery. I have to say Ramona and Jill do have great skin.

  27. Nancy says:

    My husband and I have been talking about this alcoholism topic all morning and this is what we came up with. (FYI His specialty is Addiction Medicine)
    We do not think Jill is an alcoholic but she has been affected by it strongly. Not sure if it was one of her parents, but the disease, probably in someone in her family, has done a number on her head.
    In Jill’s psyche, drinking seems to mean something bad is going to happen to HER.
    S1-It was Simon that she went after. “He’s drunk and falls down at parties…”
    (Not sure where Brad fits in but Jill has remarked on his “drinking problem.”)
    S2-Jill’s reaction was over the top to Bethenny and the signage of her “Skinny Girl” at Jill’s charity event.
    S3-Jill repeatedly mentioning Ramona’s “alcoholism” when Ramona is trying to brand her Pinot Grigio.
    Anyway, thats our story and we are sticking to it.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Except Ramona never deleted this:

      “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.””

      • housewifeaddict says:

        What I meant to say is Ramona sent out a tweet to Jill saying that Jill was an alcoholic, and it’s still out there – she didn’t delete it – so she must be standing by it.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Maybe it’s both, if one of Jill’s parents is an alcoholic then she is genetically predisposed to it. With that in mind, I can see it as possible for someone to be an alcoholic without ever even having touched a drop.

          • Nancy says:

            RR,
            Absolutely but unless they drink no one can say.
            Addiction is genetic, congenital and/or environmental.
            To me I think Jill is such a control freak she would never touch the stuff. But I could be wrong.

          • kotagirl29 says:

            Addiction is more psychological than anything else. That is why there are sex, work, and food addicts. Addicts use their crutch to help them cope with situations, feelings, and people that they are unable to deal with in a healthy fashion. Terms like dry drunk come into play because while a person may have stopped drinking they have not addressed the underlying issues that caused them to drink in the first place.

            • Nancy says:

              Christine,
              Addiction is a disease, just like cancer.
              It’s genetic.

              • kotagirl29 says:

                Yes Nancy,I know I’m an alcoholic (I don’t use the term recovering). I never said it wasn’t a disease, I said it was a psychological illness more than anything else. Most addicts start using to cope and then there bodies cannot function without the drugs or alcohol. Food, sex, and work addictions are slightly different in that one is not likely to die from withdrawals from lack of sex. But it remains that addicts use their crutch to help them cope with situations and people. I am not arguing the validity of the illness, but it is a mental illness that later becomes a mental and physical illness when one is dealing with substance abuse.

                • Amy says:

                  Have you watched the video “The Addicted Brain”? We watched it when my mom and sister were in rehab. It is the best video I have ever seen to explain addiction and how the drug of choice actually changes your physiology in your brain. It does not excuse bad behavior, poor choices ect, it is just very eye opening. It was very helpful for me to watch. I also go to Meetings for loved ones. Just wantwd to throw my 2 xents in…..

      • Nancy says:

        Thats what started our conversation. I have no doubt that
        more will be revealed re: that tweet.
        If it’s true Jill would be on CNN with her team of attorneys right now.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          It hasn’t been touched because to deny it would open the diet coke can of worms. Jill is in checkmate with Ramona on this one.

    • MsJxn says:

      Sorry, and I am an RN, BSN who has worked in reh

      ab’s,…this is just not Jillousy’s MO,…as Error stated,…it’s the oldest game in the world,..it’s easier to bring some one down, than to Live Up,..and Jillousy has nothing to Live up to!!
      She came on this show thinking that she would be admired for “marrying up”,..thus the Jill Zarhannnnn” she thought every one was like her and want’s other’s to be Jealous of her,…that is her only goal!!!

  28. housewifeaddict says:

    I know I shouldn’t try to figure out the crazy mind of Kelly – but what do people think she means by this:

    FAN
    @kellybensimon is suprisingly my favorite housewife this season, I guess its all about the editing

    Kelly Response
    @——— you are so sweet to be so kind. ive always been the same. i was just narrated before by someone who didnt know me. its all good.

    Does Kelly mean she has gotten to hand pick the folks who edit her now? Was that part of her deal??

    • Nancy says:

      For reasons I’ll never understand but I think it has to do with lawsuits I’m 100% sure the producers have told everyone to treat Kelly with kit gloves.
      It makes me insane that they brought her back. She should have been 51-50
      (It’s a 48hr psyc hold for the Mental Health doc’s can evaluate her.) I think either Bravo, her family or CPS have convinced her to see a shrink and I am pretty sure she is on meds now. She has a very flat affect. She clearly should not be on this show but what do I know? After all, I just do this for a living.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        IMO, there had to be legal stuff after Scary Island. Maybe Shed refused to work with Kelly. This season Kelly is being kept on a very short leash. Ramona isn’t down with the lets pretend it didn’t happen and Kelly knows that – so Ramona is the enemy. And at this point Bravo may have had it with this crew as well and gave editing new direction – slay them all!

        • Nancy says:

          WCW,
          I would love to sit down with Jill and watch the episode together and go through her behavior to hopefully get her to see what we see.
          I know in my dreams, right?

        • Nancy says:

          How can Jill and LuMan watch the episodes on Scary Island and not see that Kelly went KooKoo? Come on!

    • error404 says:

      Kelly is like USof Tara. I think she means something like “s3 Buck did most of the filming for the show, and it didn’t go so well. s4 is mostly Alice and things are going more smoothly.”

    • quincyil says:

      OK, I have had lots of similar thoughts since reading Carly’s comment from the producer. Why did they change production companies? I have a feeling that the women threatened not to come back if Shed Productions continued the show. All last summer Jill said she was not coming back. Bethenny quit.

      When Luann was with Ramona after the crying jig of Jill in the back of the limo, Luann said that she did not want things to go too far as they did with Bethenny and Ramona knodded yes. I think Jill did not want to come back and the other women were worried that the show would end just when it was becoming a cash cow.

      I think Jill blamed Shed for the editing even though we saw her say the things she said. Shed knew she was not wanted on Scary Island and they let her fly down there to walk the plank.

      The new producers are not kind to the women. The scene with Alex and her son and putting the words Jill said to the producer back in her mouth under the tent show us that these editors are out for blood.

      I believe that the leak a while back where someone said that all of the ladies might be fired is coming from Jill Zarin. I bet she had a conversation with someone and she is unable to keep a thought in her head even though she she is under contract. It may be true.

      If Jill hates the show and walks, I think the show in done. Luann or Kelly could leave and the show would continues. Alex and Sonja have become favorites so I think their departure would affect the survival of the show.

      Last summer, there were comments on web sites by people claiming to be camera men from the production company and they hated Jill Zarin. I remember them calling her a diva. At the time, I believed that these people seemed to know inside things and it seemed possible to me that they knew Jill too.

      I think Jill leaving for Australia just when they began filming was very unusual. She knows the filming schedule. What was she telling Bravo when she decided to go? I think she wanted episodes filmed without her so she could show that she is in fact the star of the show. I think this was a ploy.

      Luann says things about how expensive going to all of the charity events are. She needs the Bravo money. Ramona wants to sell too. Luann was warning Ramona that Jill will leave if she is pressed too hard. That is why Luann mentioned Bethenny. They both want the cash cow so they have to make Jill Zarin happy.

      • Nancy says:

        Q,
        I think you are spot on. Good work.
        This is really sick of me but I don’t want Jill to quit.
        Where would that leave us?

        • quincyil says:

          If Sonja could become the center of the circle, the show may go in another direction. I wonder what Lynn thinks about this theory.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Love you Q but maybe you are giving Jill way too much power. She is not the fan favorite and many wanted her gone after last season.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I’m not sure about the production company and Bravo getting the brunt of the blame about what we are shown.

        Sure time lines get played with, they pluck footage from scene and place wit with audio from somewhere else but at the end of the day these women made the choice to participate in it all.

        Alex and Simon knew within the first few minutes of the piano scene that it wasn’t a going to be a hit- and what do they do?
        They shoot another scene with Francois? Sorry but IMO that is a poor parenting choice, if we were misled about Francois then Simon and Alex were complacent in the scenario that was created. Instead of coming out and trying to explain behavior after the fact-the ‘chums’ would be better served if kept their sons off tv- and avoided the scrutiny of viewers and/or the ill effects of editing.

        I’ve said this in another blog- I feel like they are working on pitching a “Little Kids/Big City” spin off- and the effects of which I have very strong trepidations about. Just looking at the Gosslin kids and how the fall out of reality tv has effected them, should make any parent run for the hills in the opposite direction.

  29. Malinia says:

    Bravo STILL only has 1 comment up on Jill’s blog.

    I mean seriously? Budget cuts on staff Bravo? WTF? I think everyone should tweet Andy about the whole stupid comment issue on Bravo.

    • VAgirl says:

      I think all the Bravo staff has taken the day off. The blog comment count for everyone has not changed all day. Maybe they are having their annual company picnic.

      • Kukulet says:

        Or last company picnic. Rumor has it their broadcasting should have come to an abrupt end about two minutes ago. 🙂

        • FLG says:

          I wonder what/how the Comcast/NBC merger may be having on things?

          • jeepers1941 says:

            FLG & Lurker, I sent this out a2 days ago: jeepers1941 says:
            May 20, 2011 at 4:37 am
            Once again I have taken the liberty of sending yet another letter to NBCUniversal, to a Kathy Kelly-Brown, Sr. Vice Pres. of blah blah: and it reads the following comments:

            Dear Ms. Brown,
            We are fans of the HW franchise. Recently there have been problems posting comments on the BRAVO blog sites.
            We have asked Mr. Cohen on many occasions to address the situation, but he either refuses to respond and is ignoring us or doesn’t seem to care, we think it is the latter.
            When we click on “add comments” we are getting the following message:
            Validation error, try again, if this problem persists, please contact the site administrator.
            When we look for the site administrator, we find nothing.
            Also, there have been on occasion, some that did get their comments posted, but only after the wording has been changed from the original verbiage by someone other than it’s original author. This is not right and we want to know why this is happening?
            We have contacted several people with these matters in the past and nothing, we do not even get a curiosity response from anyone. I myself have inquired about this matter on several occasions and yet get nothing in return.
            We have decided to take this to the local media and see if they can assist us in our quest for some answers. But before we do that, I wanted to try just one more time to see if someone at NBC will finally address this issue.
            If this does not fall under you’re expertise, then I would appreciate if you see it is taken to the proper people, who will address these issues for us.
            I would appreciate any assistance you can provide to us. Thank you, I will await your response.
            Sincerely

            It is my hope that you will support me in my effort to try and at least get some of the issues resolved. And yes, I know that some of you will not approve of my wording and or grammatical errors, however I did try with the best intentions to get some answers for many of us. So help me God, bablah bablah

        • lurker315 says:

          I have a non-threatening comment pending on Jill’s blog that I posted 24 hrs agao awking her how much she made at the fundraiser and where did the money go. We’ll see if it ever sees the light of day.

      • nathania says:

        man, wouldn’t that be something if they were the only ones raptured?

        either god hates this season that much or there is going to be the real housewives of heave coming soon.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      And yet there are hundreds of comments on the RHNJ blogs. Something strange is going on with the NY franchise.

  30. error404 says:

    Where’s Adgirl today? I hope she hasn’t been raptured already. After I saw her proposal from yesterday, I spoke with Mr 404 today about a divorce, but he refuses to speak of any future plans until after the rapture, so…. 40 more minutes EST and we’ll know.

    • quincyil says:

      I think Mr.404 will have his hands full with all of the proposals coming your way if we survive the day.

      • Nancy says:

        Q, Are you a friend of Bill W?

        • quincyil says:

          Someone her in Quincy? I think I know a family with a name starting with W and there is a Bill.

        • error404 says:

          I may have to befriend him soon, and it’s all Jill Zarin’s fault!

          I’ve bought so much Ramoner pinot these past two weeks, just to piss her off, that I’m sure I’m heading down a terrible path.

          Yesterday I was getting my hair cut and when I exited the salon the owner of the liquor store next door started talking to me. Addled by the early stages of alcoholism, I forgot that his was the one of the 3 places in town that didn’t sell RP. Knowing that my SIL was coming over the next day, I went inside and asked if he had it. He’d never heard of it!

          Back in my honest sober days, I would have told the truth “Yes, I am a sad gay man who watches too much Bravo tv and am now going out of my way to buy wine for no other reason than to take sides in a petty public feud between two complete strangers I’ll never meet.” but alcoholics lie so I told this wopper “yeah, she’s some celebrity from tv or something I guess. My friend really likes her and told me about the wine, so I thought I’d buy her a bottle as like a gag gift.” Wow. Next I’ll be stealing money from Mr 404’s wallet.

          He was actually furious that he knew nothing about it, and was the only store in town not selling it. The Opici rep was actually bringing a delivery over later that day and he was going to confront him on why he never told him of this new wine. See, my new drunkeness is causing fights in previously solid relationships.

          Today once SIL was here, I told the story and she decided she wanted to try it. Only I made her drive to the other store, because I didn’t want to be seen buying it twice in the same week in the same store. Now I’m hiding how much I drink!

          Turns out Jill is right all along and evil Ramoner is making poor innocent people like me into drinkers like her. Maybe over dinner tonight I’ll tell my SIL some brutally honest things and then get huffy if she feels insulted, just like Ramoner does.

          • Nancy says:

            It’s rigorously honest.
            I think you might need a meeting Mr error. 🙂
            Grace Cathedral in San Fran has a Sat night meeting that holds about 500 people.
            Some people get their 40, 50 yr chip. It’s an experience to share that with them.

          • Kats2 says:

            I think it’s funny and very cute that you are buying so much of Ramona’s wine. I hope it taste good and if I tweeted to her I’d tell her. Maybe she would send you a cross or something.

          • housewifeaddict says:

            What are you doing with the empties? Soaking the labels off so no one knows your addiction? Hiding them in your neighbor’s recycles?

            You could just order a case and be done with it. That would really stick it to Jill.

            • error404 says:

              all good ideas! thanks.

              I just might buy a case… the store I took my SIL too is like Ramoner-crazy. They had big displays of the stuff and the woman at the counter told me there’d been a lot of demand for it. Turns out they give you a 20% discount if you buy a case. I might do it and then scan the sales receipt and post it to Jill’s FB page! LOL

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            LOL-
            I enjoyed the tale. I actually bought some SG margarita from the grocery store- even thought it’s not my usual beverage of choice. It was just my little attempt to stick it to Zarin

        • Amy says:

          And Dr. Bob! But I would say I mostly know their wives…..

    • Nancy says:

      error,
      Should I bring my skates with me tonight? I’ll be really mad if there isn’t a skating rink in heaven. If we could only take 3 things with us what would you bring? And that doesn’t include people or pets.

      • error404 says:

        I’m only bringing my skates if I can magically land quads.

        I’ll bring a bottle of Ramoner pinot just in case Jill is there, I want to see her all go bonkers as I laugh.

        and I can’t go anywhere without my iphone, although there’s probably bad AT&T coverage in heaven.

        • Nancy says:

          I’ll be bringing 3 bottles of Skinny Girl.
          Bring your skates we’ll work on the quad together. 🙂

          • Nancy says:

            God wrote me last week and told me there is no such thing of addiction in heaven so the Skinny Girl won’t be a problem 🙂

        • AZ Girl says:

          He,he,he….there is bad coverage for AT&T everywhere.
          God is on Verizon

    • Kansas Girl says:

      She posted at 1:43 above. Perhaps she’s in a time zone ahead of you. I heard that the deadline passed in Australia and nothing happened. But a friend who lived there then said that the entire country would be remaining on earth.

      Personally, I’m going to Penny’s (the center of fashion in my town for anyone who doesn’t dress like a college girl) to look for shorts. It’s going to be hot here pretty soon. (Unless Penny’s is raptured. But I think not, as they are known to raise prices just before a 20% off sale. )

    • Delighted says:

      I’m totally bummed about the lack of rapture..it means I still have to cook dinner tonight. Sigh.

      • MAMAZ says:

        I’m so glad. I was gonna be pretty pissed if it ended before Peter Jackson finished The Hobbit. I’ve been waiting a long time for that movie!

    • Shannon says:

      A funny post being posted around facebook.

      ATTENTION ALL JUDGMENT and DOOMSDAY BELIEVERS::
      Due to technical difficulties… The scheduled END OF WORLD event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. If you have already quit your job, given away your life savings or liquidated all of your assets… Oopps… Our bad ! We will attempt another doomsday event in December, 2012. Please stay tuned. Oh… Have a nice day! 🙂

  31. quincyil says:

    It’s amazing that there were not stories about Jill Zarin before the show when the NJ people filled web sites with their comments about the stars of the NJ show long before the show began.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      The NJ girls seem to have a ton of enemies. Remember all the strange NJ trolls we had here last year. I’m sure they will be back. But it’s true, you don’t see a lot of comments with people claiming to know JZ. Do you think she’s really one of Simon’s basement robots?

  32. MAMAZ says:

    Thanks Lynn and Quincy for the great blog.
    Now that summer’s here I will be working less and visiting IHJZ more.

    Thanks everyone for the great grauation gift ideas. I found Boston’s bracelet online and it’s beautiful. I also love the locket idea and the pen from Tiffany, they have one in the Tiffany Blue lacquer! They are all affordable so I can give a nice personal gift and also some cash.

  33. quincyil says:

    I just read a link to the NY Post that mentioned the net worth of the RHNYC women and quoted celebrity net worth web site. That site is never correct. They have people worth millions and the next day they have 11 million dollars in debt. You would think the Post would know better.

  34. FLG says:

    Has anyone checked to see if Alexis Bellino has tweeted recently? I would take one for the team, but I don’t tweet and after removing my post, I’m having an attitude war with her.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I checked it online for you. Nothing much since the show – just trying to get people to go to a bone marrow drive and other supportive stuff for sick people. Nothing to do with HWs.

  35. VAgirl says:

    http://absurdtosublime.net/

    News about the Keoughs

    • VAgirl says:

      Oh and there is something on there about Victoria DeLesseps too.

    • Kats2 says:

      Thanks for the link. Yuck to the Keough’s.
      Kara totally following in mommies footsteps.

    • Kukulet says:

      Actually, I like Kara Keough. She’s one of the few Real Kids with an actual brain in her head and a good sense of self worth instead of self entitlement. Graduated from UCLA with high honors, and she’s been with this guy for several years.

      Compared to some of the other shiftless Real Kids (Ashley Holmes), Kara’s not so bad.

      • kotagirl29 says:

        I Like Kara too. She always seemed like a nice girl with a good head on her shoulders. Just because she is dating an athlete does not mean she is following in her Mom’s footsteps. Her Mom also posed for Playboy (waaaaay back when) and Kara hasn’t. I also remember when Jeanna started dating Kara made a point of saying her Mom needed to find someone to treat her right and love her the way she is. She strikes me as the polar opposite of her mother.

      • VAgirl says:

        Me, too. I like Kara best of all the OC “kids.” I like Brianna, too.

        • VAgirl says:

          And if I remember correctly Kara didn’t/doesn’t drink. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but she didn’t follow the crowd so much in the OC.

  36. Adgirl says:

    Hi Ya’ll. I guess I was not “chosen” to be captured or raptured. Me bad.

    I wonder if Jill Zarin managed to tweet “Welcome to Heaven!” to the chosen ones, like she does to new Bravo stars so she can co-op them into her camp right away.

    Guess what I saw at Safeway in Berkeley today? Cases and cases of SkinnyGirl Margarita!! It’s on sale for $13.40, $12.90 if you buy six. For some reason I feel personally proud of Bethenny. She’s like the Little Engine that Could (and did!).

    Error, we may have to hire a large barge to tote around our Ramoner wine and SGM in the Virgin Islands. You know it’s always turtle time there!!!

  37. Malinia says:

    I wonder why they said it was supposed to start with a California earthquake? Everyone knows the most dangerous place (for the world) would be a massive quake under Yellowstone National Park with all it’s volcanoes and sheer size of potential world-wide issues with the sun being blocked from the massive amount of debris possible in the atmosphere.

    Doomsday people! Get it straight!~

    • Adgirl says:

      I know! Yellowstone is actually the largest volcano on earth – but it’s completely flat. Kaboom!
      I guess rapturers aren’t super logical anyway.

      • Malinia says:

        Yellowstone blowing could easily cause a Nuclear Winter situation. I think it’s the most dangerous place for the world as a whole.

        How would a California Earthquake have impact in NYC, let alone Siberia or Norway?

        Yellowstone? Could.

        Silly doomsdayers.

        • MAMAZ says:

          I thought it was supposed to start in Asia.
          Of course this is like the 3rd time this guy has predicted the end of the world. And the 3rd time he was wrong.

  38. Adgirl says:

    Nancy -I have a question for you & your husband. I also am curious about Jill’s sobriety or Alanon issues. I find it strange when Jill points her finger screaming “Drunk!” at everyone when my early impressions of her husband Bobby was he always had a cocktail in hand and seemed pretty buzzed. What do you think?

    Jill is strangely judgemental. I think Jill doesn’t care as much about people drinking as she does about humilating and ruining people she dislikes. She goes for the jugular. She plays dirty – like when she said “spread eagle” about Alex’s photos.
    Jill never screamed “Slut!” at LouMan when Lou was grabbing people’s privates at parties and passing out in parking lots.. She certainly never went after Kelly for her extremely bizarre behavior.

    To me, Jill has never been through recovery or attended AA meetings. That demands a certain amount of self appraisal and humilty. I am curious about whether she had a drinking problem – but it’s hard to visualize her drunk.

    • klmh says:

      I find it interesting that many here have labeled Jill as an alcoholic with no proof other than Ramona’s twitter comment, or her sobriety when others around her partake of spirits. I also find it judgmental that some are calling her a dry drunk because she hasn’t gone thru AA or a recovery program.Bullshit folks. Many of us have become sober without a program or recovery.

      I am not condoning Jill’s decision to label Ramona as an alcoholic. I don’t believe she is for for minute. Jill is dishonest and hurtful though, in that I agree with the posters here.

      • kotagirl29 says:

        Very true klmh. I reached sobriety without AA or any other program and so do many others. The need/desire for sobriety must come from within and no program can help someone reach sobriety until it does.

      • Adgirl says:

        I have no idea if anyone on this show has an addiction problem. We are openly speculating about their motives and the context surrounding them.
        Many of us have experiences with addicts (people who admit they have a problem). I learned alot after performing an intervention on my exhusband and supporting him through his recovery. I benefited from it personally as much as he did. There were counselers who said one DUI is proof positive of an addiction. I totally disagree, to me it is unique to the individual. I don’t even think everyone who has an addiction needs to become sober. If they are OK with it, and it doesn’t ruin their careers & relationships, then so what if they drink, snort or toke?

        Just because Ramona (who has known Jill for 25 years) tweeted something doesn’t make it so. I personally can’t imagine Jill even tipsey.

        I am more curious in WHY Jill has to bring a nuclear bomb to a knife fight. Every perceived slight seems to be grounds for Jill pronouncing a fatwah on her nemisis/victim.
        Jill is a mystery to me. I use to adore her. She is the spitting image of my favorite aunt – including the “casting out of the tribe” of anyone who irritated her.

        • klmh says:

          She has “betrayed” you and others here, so it makes it more shocking to face her faults, which seem to get bigger and worse with each season. You can also relate with a family member with her same personality. Ugh.
          I understand where you are coming from. Thanks.

        • Nancy says:

          Adgirl,
          I have been in recovery for over 20 years now.
          I do the urine toxicology screens for the Doctors in
          northern Calif.
          How great it was of you to help your husband get into recovery. How’s he doing if you don’t mind me asking?
          Do you go to meeting? I LOVE meetings as I find them to be comic relief most of the times. Addicts are funny period. I do agree with Kotagirl that there are different ways to get “clean & sober”. I’m not a 12 step Nazi.
          For ME 12 step meeting are much more than getting sober. It’s a way to run your life. ANYONE can use them. I don’t think Jill could benifit from joining as she doesn’t think she is the reason for her life falling apart.
          Treating narcissism is very difficult. (Sorry Jill)

          • Adgirl says:

            Oh Nancy, I hate to tell you this. My ex died 2 years ago. It’s a very bad story and not suitable for this nice website. Our children are doing a lot better now.

            He was a nice but weak man who made an unstable manipulative woman his higher power. It made him unstable and destroyed him.

            • Nancy says:

              Adgirl,
              I’m soo sorry. Oh life can be hard at times. Right after I got married my father passed away. My wedding was the last time I saw him. I’m glad your childen are better. How old are they? Dang you have had some hard times. How do you stay sane? I hope you have some family living near. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

    • Nancy says:

      Adgirl,
      The only reason Jill and alcoholism came into my mind is because of Ramona’s tweet. So I starting thinking about the past seasons and how Jill played (or not)
      any part in it. As stated above Jill during season 1 called Simon a alcoholic.
      Season 2 she went crazy (over the top crazy) in re: to Bethenny’s Skinny Girl signage. Season 3 she is obsessed with Ramona’s drinking. This could be a complete coincidence but the subject intrigued me to try to figure this out.
      In short I do not think Jill is an Alcoholic so I have no idea what Ramona’s tweet is about. I also agree with you that Jill has never attended any type of 12 step work. I do think Bobbie drinks a lot. (I would to if I lived with Jill.)
      I have no idea if Bobby has a problem with it. I do think the reason Jill does not drink is because she’s a total control freak. In conclusion I would diagnose Jill with the Psyc term called Narcissism.
      Narcissism is the personality trait of egotism, vanity, conceit or simple
      selfishness. Applied to a social group it is sometimes used to denote elitism or an indifference to the plight of others.
      Narcissist Personality Disorder traits.
      -An obvious self focus in interpersonal exchanges
      -Problems in sustaining satisfying relationships
      -Difficulty with empathy
      -Hypersensitivity to any sleights or imagined insults
      -Flattery towards people who admire and affirm him or her
      -DETESTING THOSE WHO DO NOT ADMIRE HIM OR HER
      -Using other people without considering the cost to them of his or her doing
      so
      -PRETENDING TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN HE OR SHE IS
      -BRAGGING & EXAGGERATING HIS OR HER ACHIEVEMENTS
      -CLAIMING TO BE AN EXPERT AT MOST THINGS
      -INABILITY TO VIEW THE WORLD FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF OTHER
      PEOPLE.
      -DENIAL OF REMORSE & GRATITUDE

      I hope this helps.

      • error404 says:

        I’ve been open to the idea of both Jill and Kelly being alcoholics for years now.

        Jill because she not only doesn’t ever drink, not even a sip for a celebritory toast, but she is totally addicted to diet coke. She totally has a diet coke in her hand just as often as Ramoner has a pinot. If she could have brokered a deal with diet coke, she would have. But she’s not as smart as Ramoner.

        Also because she will hurl “_______ a drunk!” at anyone, even a lampshade. She has admitted to a checkered past, a divorce, feeling like a loser, and not speaking to her sister for years. All of those things could certainly happened to non-drinkers. But they also fit nicely into the narrative of a drinker who quit too.

        Kelly, is very unpredictable. One minute she’s sullen and withdrawn, then suddenly she’s all up in someone’s grill, getting all combative.

        No, there is no proof that either are. Likewise, there is absolutely no proof that they aren’t.

      • Adgirl says:

        Detesting those who do not admire her. Egads.

        That would be cause in her mind to pronouce fatwahs on Bethenny, Alex, Simon and Ramona.
        In Bethenny’s case I think Jill had a girl crush on Bethenny and was terribly hurt that Bethenny evolved out of Jill’s control.

        Jill truly loves her family deeply. However she is very destructive to others by the degree of control she wants to exert over them and the punishment she metes out when they refuse to comply.
        I don’t understand the compulsion to destroy people at all.

        • Nancy says:

          Adgirl,
          If narcissists feel threatened they have no other option but to seek and destroy. In their own minds their life depends on it. In other words Jill won’t be changing any day soon. 😦

  39. lillybee says:

    I have noticed that Lulu has a glass in her hand just about as much as Ramona.

    • FLG says:

      Did you notice that Countess SBHH did pass along the koala? I thought for sure she was going to keep it so she would have a pair for earrings…..

  40. Austin says:

    I’m doing some work from the office on my laptop and have RHoNJ reunion show replaying on Bravo turned on. Clearly no one should be shocked at how any of these people act.

  41. housewifeaddict says:

    The mystery that is Kelly Bensimon.

    I think Kelly has been told that people think she can be a star – and she believes it:

    1) Giles Bensimon – he launched Elle Macpherson’s career – perhaps Kelly thought he’d do the same for her “A father figure for the then budding style star, Bensimon laid the foundation of Macpherson’s modelling career.
    Back then, the famed photographer used his influence as the creative director of elle magazine to feature the former Killara babe in every issue of the US magazine for six years straight.”
    http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/elle-macpherson-toying-with-ex-husband-gilles-bensimon/story-e6frfmqr-1111115491319

    2) Bravo – in addition to the latest nonsense that spilled from her mouth during the WWHL a few weeks about about Bethenny, here’s what Kelly had to say in 2009 before S2 (her first season) premiered:

    “We’re not exploiting our lives, we’re just exploring the career vehicle that TV can be. I can’t obsess about what people will think of me. I’m just along for the ride—bumpy or not.”
    http://www.nypost.com/pagesixmag/issues/20090111/Socializer

    All she has to do is keep on coming up with great ideas like her hair cocktail, and someone will make sure she get’s noticed. It’s that simple.

  42. Adgirl says:

    Kelly’s hair cocktail. The words “hair” & “cocktail” do not belong in the same sentence.

  43. Hm... says:

    I thought we were safe. So in 1/2 an hour, there’s supposed to be an earthquake in CA ?

  44. nathania says:

    I totally agree with the blog by Carly on all points. She nails all the problems dead on. I didn’t know about the comments from former producers but she is right there is something extra sick about people who go after children this way. But this is the same company that is allowing and endorsing Jacqueline Laurita’s exploitation of her dysfunctional daughter because without exploiting her child Laurita has absolutely zero to contribute to this show (except her husband who by far seems like the only sane castmate…for me the highlight of the entire last season was the look on Chris Laurita’s face while Joe Giudice was spinning his yarn about supposedly getting drunk *after* his car accident which led to the DUI.) I thought Jacq’s stomping off during the family’s conversation in the restaurant was one of the most inexplicable things I’ve seen, there is something really, really messed up about this dynamic and it’s criminal that Jacq is getting an automatic pass because she is in the “parent” role and that Ashley is so demonized because clearly there is quite a bit of exploitation going on here, I’d love for Ashley to confront Jacq on camera about how without her Jacq wouldn’t have a reason to be on the show. This is such an unfair fight, it’s really a shame and a disgrace.

  45. Amber...Real Wife says:

    I hope and pray all are doing well at their “RaptureParties” or JimJone’sJamborees! My sister, the villainess, has a boyfriend who believed in the Rapture. He invited my sister to go to a party and I told my sister not to be crazy, going to any party where she could be slipped the “special koolaid” and it’s lights out! She of course was two blocks ahead of me, refusing to go to the feast and just told him to make her the benafactress of his properties if he was going to die. He said she was in his will when the chosen ones were taken. She texted him at 6:12pm telling him I guess the aliens missed their flight, he angrily called her a spin doctor, control freak and a drama queen! LOL They’re fighting now because he’s alive and she’s unsupportive and mocking. I love it!

    I can imagine all the chores that will be completed and bills that’ll be paid come Monday.

    • Adgirl says:

      OMG your sister is in a relationship with one of “them”? What’s the attraction?

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        She’s consistently crazy and he’s an entrepreneur with several businesses and real estate. They are partners in a new venture a club, which he has procrastinated in fixing due to the rapture.

        • error404 says:

          OMG it’s like reality tv! LOL

        • Adgirl says:

          A nightclub? For rapturists who haven’t been called up yet? Why do I have a picture in my mind of a room of people in white robes shuffling around to headbanger music and crowd surfing?

  46. Kansas Girl says:

    I don’t know about rapture, but Topeka, Kansas and a swath to the north east is being tornadoed right now. Pretty dramatic with multiple tornadoes on the ground. Watching it on TV where they’ve got helicopters up to show the storm.

    Safe here — it’s all passed north. But for a while all the shoppers and employees were in Penny’s lunch room and we were forbidden to leave. No shorts purchased tonight.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Glad you are safe! Bummer on the shorts purchase.

    • W says:

      Real threats out there while these idiots are predicting “doomsday.” I hope everyone is safe.

    • FLG says:

      Kansas Girl, so happy you are safe. I lived in Wichita for a while. I had to get into the shelter in the back yard on more than one occasion. I have family who have been affected by the recent Southern tornadoes. I wish you all the best. To all of the flood victims….my heart goes out to you as well.

    • Lemonoll says:

      You hear all these stories of massive tornadoes destroying small towns and leaving casualties. I just don’t get how those storm chasers can wish and hope for a tornado spotting, and be disappointed when they don’t get one.

  47. Adgirl says:

    While we are discussing the new producer’s “narratives” this season…. it totally bugged me how they kept showing Alex draining her champagne glass the first few episodes. I thought they were going there with her too.

    • Smompy says:

      Me too. They used to at least try to cover their tracks when editing things with a “narrative purpose” in mind, but now they figure they can splice together a bunch of unrelated clips and we’ll fall for whatever they want us to believe because we’re too stupid to see through any of their plans. And apparently they’re right to some extent. I mean, a lot of people seem to be buying the Ramona-is-a-drunk storyline, or even the Kelly-is-a-Victim nonsense they’re being fed by Bravo’s editors. Why shouldn’t they narrate/smear Alex while they’re at it?

      • Adgirl says:

        I wonder if the new producers want us to hate the Mean Team. It seems that Lou, Jill, Cindy and Kooky get off scott free. Or perhaps they aren’t confronted often by the blonds so it feels like all of momentum is in favor of Mean Team. That’s why it feels so depressing this season.

    • Nancy says:

      That really pissed me off. Now Alex AND Simon are drunks. And have a child with “issues”. Great going Bravo!!

  48. Kelly Anne says:

    Jill and Alex will NEVER be friends. Jill has repeatedly called Simon gay-and not as a joke…

    • lillybee says:

      Let’s not forget her calling him a drunk, too.

      • MAMAZ says:

        And saying that Alex socializes above her status.
        Because of course JZ’s fabulous circle of friends are out of Alex’s league. Yeah, people like Mob Wife Drita are soooooo much better than Alex McCord.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Good for you – nice work!

    • FLG says:

      Loud Applause!!!

    • VAgirl says:

      Nice blog!

      • NAmerican says:

        Thank you, new to this blog thing. Please follow my blog and make comments. This is all part our little knockoff of Bravo and Food Network shows, we meet once a week to compete in “Chopped Top Iron Chef”, it’s lots of fun!

        • quincyil says:

          We have so many Canadians on the board that I include them when I write as I did in the webisode blog. IHJZ is a North American blog. We also have Mexican American members.

          • NAmerican says:

            Thank you Quincyil, I appreciate that and I love your blogs. I call myself NAmerican because I actually have homes in Canada, the US, and Mexico – I split my time between the 3 places. As I am sure you know we don’t get the Bravo shows at the same time they are aired in the the US, so I depend on your blogs to keep up. To tell you the truth I prefer to read about the shows than to watch them. IHJZ because we had a Facebook argument once, she was so mean to me, I wish I kept a copy of it. I do believe what comes around, goes around, and Jill Zarin sure is getting hers. Her 15 minutes of fame is being filled up with fans turning on her and she is quickly becoming the most hated housewife in history. Hope you are happy Jill Zarin. It is really a shame, she did in the beginning, seem to have it all, but that wasn’t enough for her – she had to make others miserable to keep herself happy. TSK, TSK!

    • HD says:

      No drama? And you mean to tell me the food show is ACTUALLY about the food? Canada just might be on to something! Top Chefs Masters could take a lesson from them. Goodness that show went down the drain fast.

      Great blog. Some of the food sounded quite interesting. I have heard of poutine before. For some reason I want to say they were eating this somewhere in France I think. I wonder how that taste with cheese curds? I am always game to trying new stuff.

  49. Ok.. my take on the RHONY episode.. Ch Ch Check it out. I think you might like LuMann’s new ostentacious jewelry.. 😉

    http://tvtime101.com/2011/05/20/real-housewives-of-new-york-recap-its-not-travel-reservations-but-shit-stirring-reservations/

  50. firepainter says:

    Bethenny is on the cover of Forbes Magazine.

  51. MichellefromNY says:

    One more in Boston—to answer your question on the past blog, my son is doing great! It’s crazy he’s six months old already. It’s funny cuz even though he knows how to turn over, he never does cuz his head’s too big so he just gets lazy. He sleeps through the night no problem thank god! Thank you so much for asking!

    • Cusi77 says:

      Oh! Michelle I am always wondering about your little boy! How cute! I’ll always remember the day and the hour he was born we were thinking in both of you!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I bet he is just the cutest little boy.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      (((MichellefromNY)))

    • Lavalady says:

      Enjoy this precious time with him, Michelle. It goes so fast. My son is graduating from HS in a few weeks. Don’t know where 18 years went, but he is on his way to being an adult.

  52. Adgirl says:

    Holy crap! We had our rapture earthquake in California! 3.3 (a small one) at my home in Berkeley. LOL.

  53. Lemonoll says:

    During the brawl on RHONJ, do all people agree a woman screams “Get the Gun?” to me it sounds like, “Get the Cops.”

    • cabbie413 says:

      no it was definitely GUN. When it came on, I was sure to try and listen carefully since I saw ppl talking about it on this blog.

      I actually felt hurt for Joey..you could hear the raw emotion and pain in his voice and when he was described the rift between him and his dad.

      • W says:

        I felt nothing but disgust for little Joey. He was definitely a freaking animal and maybe he should be on a leash or in a cage. I suspect no one is to blame but himself and that is why he is crying.

      • Dani says:

        cabbie413, I felt the same way. The emotion and pain in his voice was so sad. I truly felt sorry for him. To have a brother-in-law like Juicy and feel that your father is closer to him then he is to you must be terrible. I am sure that Joey knows what a cheat and thieve he is.

    • Lavalady says:

      Get the Cops – that’s what I heard

  54. cabbie413 says:

    #rhony predictions for the rest of the season anyone?

    I’m curious how this storyline will play out. There has to be a twist somewhere. True to nature there’s always a “foreshadowing” ..and of course a big reveal. This season I just cant figure it out.

    Maybe, during turtletime, Ramona will reveal that she secretly partnered with Bethenny and they are gonna make a Skinny Grigio and tell all those bitches to suck it!

    Anyone want to predict where they are trying to take us with this season of rhony?

  55. VAgirl says:

    SNL IS HILARIOUS! Justine Timberlake

  56. Stella says:

    Riddle me this: if my name is Stella why do people keep calling me Phyllis after I introduce myself on the phone and in person?

    • Rum says:

      Aw, what the heck..

    • Adgirl says:

      My mom & grandmother are both Stellas. Stars! I have no idea why the Phyliss. Stella is a fairly unusual name.

      • lillybee says:

        That is strange. Stella and Phyliss have nothing in common. My name is Donna (I have always hated it) and a lot of people call me Dawn which is a bit closer than the Stella/Phyliss thing.

        • Stella says:

          I’ve been called Phylis for at least the last 8 years. My best friend thinks it’s hilarious and he calls me that sometimes just for fun. He too does not get it though cause they sound nothing alike.

      • Stella says:

        Cool. I don’t get the Phylis either. I’ve even received faxes at work addressed to Phylis. At my old job there was a regular customer who would call me Phylis everytime I answered the phone. I never corrected him though cause he had a deep voice. I have a thing for deep voices. I don’t wanna call it a fetish cause that makes it sound wrong when it is oh so right. ;-).

        • Malinia says:

          Is your last name something like Phillips? My last name has the first four letters of a different name. (NOT using my real name here, so I will just use an example.)

          Sandstrom as my last name.
          People call me Sandra all the time, instead of Lisa (or whatever)

          People do that to me all the damn time. I have to correct them, LISA, not Sandra!

  57. jeepers1941 says:

    Hi Honey, I’m home, anyone here? LOL

    • HD says:

      Hey, Jeepers. I am up torturing myself watching New York again so I can just want to slap Luann. I don’t know why I am putting myself through this pain.

  58. jeepers1941 says:

    Hi HD,
    LULU is a real piece of work, can’t stand her. But jz is donkey dung for sure.

  59. jeepers1941 says:

    I watched NJ again last night, I wanted to slap the crap out of joey gorga and his wife. Those 2 are gonna be worse than T & JJ.

  60. jeepers1941 says:

    think I will torture myself for a little while and go to Pogo, play some canasta, bbl

    • kotagirl29 says:

      I love Pogo. I play at least once a day. I’m kotagirl291111 on Pogo if you ever want to get together for a game of Canasta!

  61. Kats2 says:

    Good sign that I’m really sick and tired or NJ and NYC HW’s – I can’t watch the reruns. I just won’t do it, once is too much.

    -Bethenny’s show I can watch for days
    -Beverly Hills, pretty much the same can and want to watch it over again (all but that last horrible episode)

  62. Kats2 says:

    The stats don’t lie, I think these numbers are very telling.

    NYC HW past and present Twitter followers – Look at how far ahead all of them are to Bethenny and Bethenny doesn’t pay people to follow her like Jill. I think these are very telling numbers and why the show is O-V-E-R without Bethenny.
    (Good Morning Jill, Kelly and Luann!)

    Bethenny = 524,612
    Jill = 133,808
    Kelly = 68,738
    Luann = 50,184
    Cindy = 8,332
    Ramona = 93,902 (We have to get Ramona pass Jill)
    Alex = 78,893
    Sonja = 44,123

  63. QueenElizabeth says:

    Has Jill ever mentioned or been photographed with her stepdaughter for RHNY before this most recent episode? It seems to me that she used her as an attempt to gain sympathy for herself. The pictures of Jill wiping her eyes during her stepdaughter’s speech seemed so calculated. Crocodile tears?? Are we supposed to like Jill better because she is now trotting out a family member who truly might deserve sympathy and/or respect and admiration for dealing with bullying on a daily basis? I question Jill’s motivation for this “fundraiser.” Additionally, I’d like to see an accounting of what happened to any money she raised.

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