I Hate Jill Zarin… but Kelly is Really Irritating! The Real Housewives of New York
What is wrong with Kelly Killoren Bensimon? No, seriously, I want to know! Jill says that Kelly is absolutely fine and no one should worry about her. Alex says that Kelly is uncomfortable around certain conversations and tries to put a stop to them even if Kelly’s not involved in the conversation. Kelly is NOT ok Jill Zarin! At worst she could be on drugs or have a true mental disability, at the least she is a mean, vile woman.
What makes Kelly think that it is ok to tell Alex what to do? Just because Kelly is 10-years older than Alex it doesn’t make her smarter than Alex and it certainly doesn’t give Kelly more worldly life experience than Alex. Kelly Bensimon isn’t qualified to give the advice of “Stop it” to someone staring directly at the sun. In fact, it is possible that Kelly has been staring directly at the sun and her brain is literally fried. Kelly wants to tell Alex how she feels, how to behave and what to say. Why is Alex even entertaining this moron?
The fall out from the Jill / Ramona battle was the shock heard round the Riad in Morocco this week. Jill cried on Lulu’s shoulder and Ramona cried on Alex’s shoulder. Luann decides that Ramona needs a tongue lashing because she made Jill cry. Alex is infuriated that Luann made a snap decision without hearing Ramona’s side and Luann was so self-involved she couldn’t see that Ramona was distraught over her argument with Jill.
Jill’s version of her discussion/argument with Ramona as told to the Brunette’s was a little different than what we watched really happen. The show opens with Jill forcing tears and being overly dramatic (If Kelly’s looking for some acting, she need look no further than Jill Zarin) Jill wasn’t crying until the Brunettes all came in but the sorrow didn’t last long, it turned into typical Jill Zarin vulgar language and slamming Ramona for things that didn’t even happen.
Immediately after her argument with Ramona, Jill was calling out for Cindy of all people. At this point in the filming clearly Jill wanted to solidify that Cindy was on her side and since Ramona actually knew Cindy prior to filming Jill had her work cut out for her. Jill knew that if she was able to convince Cindy that Ramona was the bad guy she would have another foot soldier on her army.
Luann naturally bought all of Jill’s drama and decides to go in and reprimand Ramona while Kelly comes in to say she’s not taking sides. Ramona is truly upset but she doesn’t flip out and call Jill vile vulgar names, she just says that Jill wasn’t listening, that’s a fact. I don’t believe for one minute that Jill cares about Ramona, Ramona is simply someone that Jill can battle with to get more screen time.
The time frame was a bit confusing because suddenly the brunette’s are getting henna tattoos and the blondes are no where to seen. Lulu says they all decided to pass on the tattoos. Alex then storms down the stairs and tells Luann she needs to talk to her and we see Ramona and Sonja sneaking around the house. The pink dress that Ramona was wearing is suddenly gone and she and Sonja are wearing something different. They tried to make it look like Alex was still intense and upset while Ramona was totally over it and laughing with Sonja. I’m sure that was just a good editing job as it probably wasn’t even the same day.
If you really watch what Alex did, she may have been a bit loud coming down the stairs but that was just footwear, she calmly told Luann she wanted to talk to her when she was finished getting her tattoo. Luann doesn’t seem to think that Alex should have been upset with her but the fact is that viewers were upset with her for shoving her big fat nose into everyone’s business. Jill and Ramona don’t need Luann jumping in to make things worse. Lulu felt the need to stick her nose in last season with Bethenny and Jill too, this a woman who doesn’t learn from her mistakes.
Alex was fully prepared to wait and speak with Lulu in private later, instead Luann insisted that Alex get into it immediately but she wasn’t able to fully explain how she felt when Kelly chimed in to give her ridiculous opinion of Alex’s behavior. Kelly was trying to actually get Alex to walk out and walk back in with a different attitude. I think last season on the reunion when Bethenny told Kelly she really should have been directing her “pee on a stick” scene, Kelly took it a bit too seriously and now thinks she is the director on the show.
I was disappointed that Alex even listened to Kelly at all, why she tried to make any sense of what Kelly was saying was mind boggling. I just wish Alex would have walked away and not let the brunette bitches pull her back and force her to say her peace at that moment.
Kelly decided she was going to get up from her tattoo and go to deal with Alex, then she complains that her tattoo was messed up. Who asked her to get up and walk away from the woman giving her a tattoo? The worst part is that it was a complete waste of time and Alex actually humored her again as Kelly wasn’t listening to anything Alex had to say, she was simply trying to make a fool of her by telling her to “shhhh” and to “close your eyes”. This is a tactic that the mean girls in Jr. High School use, seriously. The “popular” mean girls will simply pay a little attention to the unpopular girls but will make them do and say silly things. The poor unpopular girls will do it simply because they’re getting attention from the popular girls. Later the popular girls all sit around laughing at what they were able to get the other girls to do. Kelly’s mentality is that of a Jr. High School girl and this was her attempt at making Alex look badly while getting more screen time, Kelly thinks she’s the popular girl but in fact she’s a bully! I really wish Alex had just walked away from Kelly Bensimon. There is absolutely no reason why these two women should have any contact at all.
Kelly told viewers in her interview that Alex came down demanding to talk to Luann “Now!” Kelly repeated “Now” several times when in fact we all watched as Alex said she’d like to talk to Luann “when you’re done” getting the tattoo. Kelly makes no sense and creates things in her mind that she thinks happened then repeats them like it is reality when in fact Kelly’s mind is in the Twilight Zone.
Did anyone else catch Lulu’s great advice to Cindy as they were preparing to leave? Cindy mentioned that she was glad she came but she really missed her children. Luann didn’t miss her kids at all, that was obvious. I’m sure to have a break from her daughter’s bad teenage behavior was a relief for Lulu but she encouraged Cindy to leave her children more often. Maybe if Luann was more attentive with her children and stopped leaving them for days every week they wouldn’t be having problems. Anyone who takes child rearing advice from Luann deLesseps deserves what they get.
Luann has absolutely no storyline, her and her boyfriend are dull, she obviously doesn’t want to put her kids front and center in her life since that wouldn’t be “authentic” because she really doesn’t focus on her kids. Besides why would Lulu want her kids bad behavior showcased and ruin her “classy” reputation?
Lulu’s boyfriend is boring and says things like, “I love New York and I love Luann”. Get that guy away from the cameras! Luann has to jump into other people’s issues just as she did last season, this season she decided she was going to jump in to defend Jill and tell Ramona she was causing trouble. Lulu wasn’t there, she didn’t hear the discussion and in fact didn’t even know what it was about yet she immediately took Jill’s side.
The ladies did some touristy things while in Morocco on tonight’s episode. They had dinner at a very popular restaurant and watched belly dancers, danced and had a wonderful time in their new designer gowns. Ramona insisted that her argument with Jill wouldn’t ruin her evening and there seemed to be no battling at the restaurant.
A few of them toured a palace where Jill annoyingly asked a million questions and Cindy didn’t even understand what they were doing there. Cindy was a non-entity in this episode, just as she’s been all season. She was able to create a bit of drama with the hangers and the seat in the van simply to ensure people remembered she was a Housewife. Cindy told us that she feels sorry for Alex because she can’t articulate, that clearly wasn’t true empathy, Cindy was digging at Alex as another attempt to become relevant. Cindy tells us it was a real “disasta”!
The dinner was another dramatic moment courtesy of Luann deLesseps, I don’t know how she can insist that everyone was informed of the dinner schedule when clearly Ramona, Sonja and Alex had no idea. Lulu didn’t say, “I told you what time dinner was scheduled”, she said, “you knew what time dinner was”, yet unless she herself told them, how could she be sure they were informed of the dinner hour?
Alex was 30-minutes late and immediately apologized but the gracious Lulu decided to reprimand Alex and tell her that she should know better but that the kitchen is closed yet she’ll make it work. The kitchen in closed 30-minutes after the dinner began? I doubt that. Luann simply wouldn’t let it go, she insisted that she was going to ruin her own dinner and continue to slap Alex for being late to a dinner she didn’t even know about.
Alex was rudely escorted out of the dinner by Kelly. This was another incident where Alex should have ignored Kelly like the Brunette’s do. Ramona and Sonja attempt to come in to dinner where the always gracious hostess basically kicks them out as well. I loved how Sonja just quietly turns and walks away while Ramona stays to argue the point that she did not have a meal in her room or know what time to arrive at the dinner table.
Sonja tells us that “no one rang the dinner bell” and that if she were in charge she would have ensured that everyone knew what time dinner was to be held. I believe Sonja. Luann tries to tell Ramona that she is “there for her” and bringing up the fortune teller again. Luann wants to get on screen again that Mario is cheating on Ramona, Luann would be the last person anyone would call if they were distraught over a cheating husband.
This episode was the last in Morocco, the ladies prepare to return to their lives in New York, Alex will go home to her beautiful boys and Sonja to her daughter. Ramona will return to Mario and Avery and Cindy to her twins. Lulu will return to ignoring her two teenagers and into the arms of her young stud. Kelly and Jill will return to their lives of Tweeting and bashing their cast mates on the internet.
The news of Sonja’s bankruptcy hit the press while she was in Morocco, next week we’ll see Sonja dealing with that fiasco.
This preview shows the ladies getting together and Jill brings up Sonja’s financial issues, as Sonja explains that she really isn’t clear on the dollar amount Jill tells viewers that she would know exactly where each and ever dollar went, then Jill tries to explain to Sonja what the dollar amount that the presses have reported. Apparently Jill Zarin is not only a doctor, but she’s an accountant and an attorney as well.
Bravo’s second preview video shows Ramona and Mario in a romantic hotel room with rose pedals strewn about. These are scenes that should not be shown on television, one of the things I really liked about Housewives is we didn’t have to see the couples in their intimate moments. I think we were all disgusted watching Teresa Giudice straddle her husband in their hotel room last season and I don’t want to see Mario and Ramona “doing it” either.
Could this be the result of Ramona’s insecurity about her husband after the fortune teller told her that another woman was thinking of her husband?
Bravo has also posted an “Extra” video of the ladies belly dancing:
Good Job to Ramona this week for waiting to post her blog, Jill has been doing this every week, she insists on being the last NY housewife to post her blog on Bravotv.com so that hers is always front and center. This week Ramona’s is last. It’s really sad that grown women play these games!
Real Housewives ratings is strong without Bethenny:
These are the facts, The Real Housewives of New York had higher ratings than Bethenny Ever After. There is no disputing that. What I think we can dispute is Bethenny’s reaction to the news. I honestly don’t think she cares much. I think this is the last season that Bethenny will do of her show anyway and she’s focusing on her Brand, her Skinnygirl cocktails, Cleanse and other products.
Obviously ratings are important for TV shows but Bravo has already picked up one more season of Bethenny’s show, if it does well they may offer her another season, she may or may not accept. Bethenny earned so much money for her Skinnygirl Cocktails, she has an amazing husband and a beautiful daughter, does anyone really believe she cares at all if her show had a few less viewers than her former show?
I could be wrong but I honestly don’t think that Bethenny cares about her ratings compared to RHONY or any other Bravo show.
Luann appeared on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live this week after The Real Housewives of New York. Luann continued to lie and passively aggressively attack her cast mates including Ramona and Alex. Not one word of what Luann said was worth repeating or discussing.
The poll this week asked which NY Housewife was the weirdest, the results properly identified Kelly with over 40% but I was happy to see Luann taking 2nd place in the poll.
People are really backing off of Jill Zarin this season. Jill was smart enough to call a truce with Alex and refrain from making any nasty comments about her but Jill hasn’t changed folks, don’t let her fool you!
Until Next Time…