I Hate Jill Zarin The Blogs of New York by Lynn N Chicago
This is what I was afraid of, people are buying into Jill’s ridiculous claim that she’s changed. Didn’t anyone see and hear Jill’s comments about Alex at the wedding during the beginning of the season. That is how Jill truly feels about Alex, her “Acting” as if she is all good with Alex is just that, an ACT! (Kelly, who is acting?) Jill knows her reputation is on the line and that she took a lot of heat for the way she treated Alex in the past. Jill is simply trying to repair her hateful reputation. WHY are people buying it? Some of the comments from Jill’s blog make me want to shake these folks to wake them up!
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Some of the comments Jill has received:
It makes me happy too whenever I see you reconcile with someone. Lately, I’ve enjoyed seeing you and Alex being kind to each other.
Jill, You are definately a more likeable person this season over past ones.
Jill – you proved last night to be as good as your word. You said you were going to change and you have.
You won me back. You are showing you are the bigger person. Alex truly does not want to see you and Ramona unhappy with each other.
Jill, that was so elequent the way you went back to Ramona, what a great thing to do, we all teared up at that moment.
Jill, I am glad that you did not bash Alex in your blog. I was upset with your character last year, but your olive branch toward Alex was really mature. Maybe you did change for the better!!
I like the new you. I know you were humbled by the loss of your friendship with Bethenny. I can see you are completely destroyed by that and trying not to encounter a similar situation. God Bless you!
Also, I am proud of how you acted with Ramona at the end. It is a definite change from last season and it was nice to watch.
I can see that you have changed and are trying to improve and grow as a person. You are the one person on the show who I actually like more now than I did last season. Keep being authentic, kind, and forgiving! I like the new Jill!
ARE YOU ALL BLIND AND DEAF? Seriously, Jill has not changed, she simply listened to her PR people who told her to stop bashing Alex because people love Alex! Have you all forgotten Jill’s famous words calling Alex a “F****n Bitch” and saying that she was socializing above her social standing? Jill, the wife of a fabric salesman is talking about social standings? Do these people who comment on BravoTV.com have short-term memory loss? Are they mentally incapacitated? Does Jill pay them to post these comments? The unpaid intern who monitors and posts comments on Bravotv.com doesn’t post a representative selection of comments, that much is clear.
While last week, Jill did take some hits because she mentioned Bethenny and actually tried to blame Ramona for her battle with Bethenny when viewers knew better. We watched Jill make decisions that completely ruined any chance she had of repairing her relationship with Bethenny. Jill then tried to minimalize those decisions by saying, “I didn’t mean it when I said we were done” and “People fight but true friends make up”. Jill forgets that she said “We’re done!” to Bethenny several times and that Bethenny tried desperately to make up with Jill. The point is, people weren’t buying Jill blaming Ramona for any of this in fact they remembered that Ramona was trying to get them to repair their friendship. Jill trying to blame Ramona didn’t go over well on the blog comments last week:
Jill, watching you brush off Ramona’s attempt to communicate and reconcile with you was reminiscent of Bethnny’s last year. Both tried to come to you and fix the rift in your friendships, but both times you put up a wall and handled it the same.
Ramona doesn’t owe you an apology. Last season recap. You were not going. You showed up without telling Ramona….
Let’s see: you told Bethenny your were DONE! Then you showed up at the island to rescind that. Now you tell Ramona you are DONE. I hope you are because I am DONE with you. You are not nice. Talking behind other’s backs like you do is really low class. And no not all of us are two-faced. Shame on you for trying to lump us into your toxic category.
Jill while I can understand your being mad at Ramona for throwing you out at St John’s, I do not think you can blame her for not being able to make up with Bethenny. She was right when she said it was already too late at St John’s. She tried to organize a meeting at her apartment, she tried to tell you to make up with her at other times…why wait until a trip that you claimed you wouldn’t attend (even after Ramona begged you to?). I just don’t understand your reasoning here.
While I know you are hurt by Ramona’s actions at St. John’s, just get over it and move on. She has said she was sorry if she ever hurt you, but you had plenty of time to make up with Bethenny on your own.
You say about Ramona: ” I never crossed the line by discussing things I knew about her and her family.” But just this episode, you say something along the line: “In my circle I heard he is cheating on her.” This is at the beginning of the episode, a short scene after the fortune teller reading, at the same party. It seems to me you are discussing things about her and her family and even worse, it’s behind her back, exactly what she accused you of.
All you do is talk about the “blondes” behind their back. Is this the new and improved you? Yikes. In addition, you made a bride cry at her own wedding because of your bad-mouthing? Again, was this the new and improved Jill? Finally, you are still blaming Ramona for your fall-out with Bethenny?! By the time you arrived on that island, Bethenny was done with you because of what YOU had done. Face up to reality. You are not a nice person on the show.
At last Bravo found some rational thinking people to post comments on Jill’s blog. This proves that some people don’t forget. It’s clear that the unpaid intern who posted these comments is a different unpaid intern that posted the previous list of comments. I wish they’d get their act together over there. Why can’t they simply post them all? Or at least a fair and impartial sampling of the true comments that come in to be posted? There is no way that 100% of the comments posted on Jill’s most recent blog are all positive, particularly after what she wrote in her blog.
From Jill’s BravoTV.com blog:
All I wanted from Ramona was an acknowledgement that she hurt me deeply and was sorry. That if she could redo that day on the island, she would have tried to help me make peace. I walked into the house that day holding Bobby’s hand, with a smile on my face. What did they want me to do? Walk in screaming “I’m sorry! I’m sorry!”
OMG Jill Zarin get over it! You keep bringing up the same bullshit and everyone is sick to death of it. We watched Ramona say she was sorry over and over again on St. John but you forget we also saw the dirty look you gave Alex and the horrible things you said about Alex as you drove away. You had no intention of making peace, you were there to cause a scene and get attention. Why not say, “I decided to surprise ALL of you to make peace with ALL of you” include Alex rather than turning your back to her and ignoring her. You can’t pick and choose who to make up with, you wanted to be with all four of these women, you have to make peace with ALL FOUR of them. You made it clear at the reunion that Alex was not included in your plan to make peace but it wasn’t necessary, we could see when you arrived at the Villa on St. John that you still hated Alex and your fake attempts at making up with her this season are very transparent, fake and only people who don’t really get it are buying your lies.
Jill calls Ramona a liar, she says that Ramona tried to make her out to be a liar herself (with the sale of her Hamptons home and the vehicle she pretended to own). Ramona is not lying, Jill did pretend to own that house in the Hamptons during the first two seasons when in fact she was renting it, she also pretended to own the rented Ferrari. Jill disputes the house because later (and by later I mean 3-years later) she admitted she sold the house but Jill has never directly addressed the car issue leading us to believe that Ramona was right. Where is that Ferrari now Jill Zarin? Did you sell that too or just return it to the car rental company? I believe Ramona!
Speaking of Ramona, her blog was enlightening and very supportive of Alex! While the other women make snide remarks about Alex, her breaking out in hives, unfortunate timing and awkward delivery, Ramona said it best…
Thanks goodness for Alex. She has become such a great friend and it helped so much to talk with her. I truly have come to love and admire Alex, I cherish our friendship. I never asked her to speak to LuAnn for me, but I did express to her that I did not have the strength to speak or deal with LuAnn. Luann was hounding me to talk with her, and I knew it was not about the weather. Alex was trying to protect me like a bear with her cubs. I was so broken after my discussion with Jill and Alex knew that.
Ramona is loyal to Alex and while she said on screen that Alex’s timing wasn’t the best, her blog showed that the blondes stick together and that’s the important thing.
Sonja did show some support for Alex but it is a bit unfortunate that Sonja continues to support Jill and Luann as well, she continues to try to be in the middle but at some point she may have to choose. Jill continues to mention Sonja in her group of “friends” on-screen and in her blogs. Here is what Sonja had to say:
Alex is always there for Ramona, so Kelly shouldn’t say she shouldn’t be with Ramona now. Alex was making a point that no one wanted to hear or acknowledge. Honestly, I could have told Alex that was going nowhere. But, she has to vent, I have seen it, and I am happy if it keeps her healthier. She did have her point, and I can’t say LuAnn and Jill didn’t deserve the blowup. Kelly just wanted to make it all end, I guess.
Alex is certainly not known for her timing but she was coming from a good place and standing up for Ramona and no one really cared to hear it. I felt bad and was surprised Cindy cared. Maybe this is how Cindy feels when she blows up. Maybe I have the key to Cindy?
I know Sonja can’t really believe that Cindy cares about Alex? I think we all know better.
We didn’t know about dinner. LuAnn did not tell me about dinner at 8 pm.
I believe Sonja, she added…
I don’t understand why LuAnn brought up the card reader when she did. After the dinner time turmoil and reprimand? Horrible timing.
You don’t understand? I do, Luann just wanted to be sure it got on camera one more time. Everyone else had forgotten and ignored the prediction that Mario was cheating with another woman but Lulu has lived through that and she wants someone else to feel the same pain she felt when her ex-husband cheated on her. Ramona told us that Luann actually likes to see other people in pain and Alex told us something similar about Lulu, I believe them. Luann would love nothing more than to know Mario was cheating on Ramona, hell I’d bet Lulu would “do” Mario in a New York second just to hurt Ramona.
I know that no one cares but Cindy said:
I was a little thrown off when we had to cook our own on the last day. I totally don’t get the point of cooking. You take all this time to prepare the food, and then it’s gone! Luckily, I got the staff to help out with my tangine, which the girls found hilarious. What can I say? I find an assistant everywhere I go.
This woman really is a moron, does she think that we’re impressed that she needs an assistant everywhere she goes? She doesn’t get the point of cooking? I guess the same could be said about cleaning, why clean? It just gets messy again. Or what about making your bed, hell you’re just going to sleep in it and mess it up again. Cooking, as we’ve all learned from Bravo and other networks, is an art form and is a career for many people, cooks and chefs are well-respected but Cindy doesn’t get the point of their culinary expertise. I hope you hire a nanny to cook for your children. You cook food because you have to eat to live, you can’t go without eating but you can go without hair removal.
Hey Cindy? Why would you remove hair if it is just going to grow back? You idiot!
If Cindy’s an idiot, Luann is the biggest moron ever to walk the earth, she forgets that we saw on film what happened, but here’s her version:
I was hoping that Jill and Ramona would leave their fight back in New York City and not bring it Morocco. After Jill and Ramona went to their respective corners of the riad, I thought I’d see how Ramona was doing because I’d already spoken with Jill and she seemed pretty upset by the whole debacle. Ramona seemed receptive to a glass of pinot grigiot, and we most likely would have had a nice conversation had Alex not inserted herself between Ramona and the glass of vino I was trying to give her! I decided that the best option was to pour myself a glass of wine and leave Ramona to her feelings.
Luann went to see how Ramona was doing? Luann came in to reprimand Ramona and that is exactly what she started to do when Alex stopped her. Ramona didn’t need Lulu to bring her a glass of wine, the wine was in Ramona’s room and she could have gotten it anytime she wanted it. Luann seems to think that no one can make a move without her approval.
Luann decided to pour herself a glass of wine and leave Ramona alone? That’s not what I saw happen, Luann was asked to leave because she was yelling at Ramona but she returned seconds later when Kelly joined the Blondes. Luann can’t deal with reality, she rewrites history and thinks viewers are stupid but we saw what really happened.
Luann added more lies…
The reason I wanted to speak with Ramona had nothing to do with her fight with Jill. I wanted to talk to her about what the fortune teller said and I wanted her to know that I was there for her because she was obviously upset by the fortune teller’s prediction.
Who is she kidding? Ramona wasn’t upset by the fortune teller, that happened days before this scene where she tried to tell Ramona “I’m here for you”. Lulu contradicts herself as earlier in her blog she said that Ramona was laughing and having fun with Sonja so she obviously was NOT upset…Luann twists everything and forgets that we can see what really happened.
Some interesting information from Alex’s blog:
After Ramona and I spoke on the roof, I checked my email. Simon had forwarded me an interview with LuAnn that had just been published, lambasting Ramona about “not sharing” her designer contacts. Apparently it wasn’t enough to call Ramona names in person for not providing LuAnn with clothing (again, can’t LuAnn find her own designers? This goes against the woman-code when we all attend the same events.).
This explains a bit more about why Alex was so upset with Luann. Alex explained that it upsets her more when people insult or attack her friends and family even more than when they insult Alex herself. After all the insults and digs that Luann shot at Alex and Ramona, this press piece that Lulu was responsible for seemed to put Alex over the edge.
This is my favorite part of Alex’s blog:
At the same time, Kelly went bananas. I tend to think she accuses people of her own worst fears for herself. Kelly incessantly repeats “I am real…I am authentic.” A second after she told me I was being inauthentic, she said I should “make my entrance again.”
Just how authentic would that be? This, from the woman who called herself an actress when she joined the show, but insists she’s the only one being real. How many entrances does it take for Kelly to be real? Perhaps she was attempting to be funny, or maybe she was trying to learn the lyrics to my husband’s “song.” One thing I’ll say — back when I was an actor, I did a lot of Shakespearean comedy. If your timing isn’t perfect, you get hit by a flying fairy or a sword in the eye. If I were “acting,” I’d have perfect timing and no hives. And I’ve never gone by “Alexa.” Idiot.
Alex said Kelly went “Bananas” and is an “idiot” I couldn’t agree more! Alex goes on…
Moving on, I thought dinner that night was a buffet and you could come down and fix a plate whenever. So did Ramona and Sonja. Strange. Anyway, I made my way in and was shocked to see all the brunettes not only sitting at the table eating together, but angry that we’d missed our 8 pm date. Lost in translation. I’m convinced that the staff decided to get even with LuAnn for yelling at them all week.
I have heard rumors that Luann had been yelling at the staff in French the entire time the cast and crew were in Morocco. Alex confirms that rumor here and goes on to explain that Luann most like told the staff to inform all of the guests of the 8pm dinner schedule. Luann never said she told the ladies herself, she likely asked the staff to inform them and they ignored the bitch. Or they couldn’t understand her broken French.
What is up with Luann wanting to use Ramona’s designer anyway? There are literally thousands of designers in New York, the hot designers love to have their clothing on television and on red carpet’s around the city. Is Lulu getting a bad reputation with designers? Maybe she’s taken to not returning clothing or getting too greedy. Maybe once the deLesseps money was history the designers stopped wanting to work with Lulu.
Kelly hasn’t posted a blog this week, I’m sure she’s too busy traveling without her kids, tweeting photos of herself, attending parties for 5-minutes and applying self-tanner. We know what she is NOT doing, she’s not brushing her hair.
This is the latest photo Tweet from Kel Kel –
Maybe if Kelly borrowed a few bucks from Bethenny she could afford a hairbrush.
What is it with these women begging to be on TV shows? Yes Kelly HE is funny, you? not so much! Jill begged Jimmy Fallon too, don’t they get it? Maybe Jimmy and his staff have seen Jill Zarin on WWHL Hocking her book and they’ve seen Kelly Bensimon acting like a complete fool (laughing hysterically at Andy when he tells viewers to tweet him with questions)
Jill and Kelly are not interesting, the vast majority of Kimmel’s viewers have probably never heard of Jill Zarin or Kelly Bensimon, they’re on a TV show that regularly has about 2 million viewers. Jill would be selling something all the time and Kelly would be laughing inappropriately. They would only be able to talk intelligently about their show and being that it is a reality show, there isn’t a lot to talk about that isn’t already out there. No new plotlines could be revealed or behind the scenes feuds because they’re all on-screen already. What exactly does Kelly think she’d do or say on Jimmy Kimmel? and Jill? We know Jill would love to get on any show simply to peddle her wares. Neither are interesting, funny or entertaining in any way so forget about Kimmel, shoot a little lower, I understand Joy Baher is looking for Housewives to interview, oh wait, you already did that!
In the meantime, Bethenny appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and met Kevin Bacon in the process, The Tonight Show is the ultimate in nighttime talk shows and Bethenny’s appearance is a big deal. Celebrities know they’ve “made it” when they appear on The Tonight Show.
Bethenny did a great job on the show, she had to have been nervous but she seemed relaxed and she cracked a few jokes. I think Jay really liked her and I’ll bet she will be invited to be on the show again.
From the New York Post:
Ramona Singer managed to “offend an entire country in five seconds,” fellow housewife Cindy Barshop told Page Six. While filming “The Real Housewives of New York City” in Morocco late last year, a jolly Singer stepped out in a full burqa, then danced while necking glasses of Pinot Grigio. In a display of sensitivity rarely seen on the series, the other housewives barked at Singer for offending the Muslim staff. Stunned by their response, Singer later successfully begged Bravo execs to cut the scene in the episode that aired last night.
Early previews for the Moroccan episodes revealed Cindy saying that Ramona managed to insult an entire country but that wasn’t shown on-screen during the episodes. This happens frequently on Bravo but one part that I am having trouble believing is that Bravo omitted this scene at Ramona’s request. I would bet that Bravo didn’t want to insult an entire culture and chose to edit it out, but not because Ramona asked them to, but rather because they wanted to avoid dealing with the fall out.
Jill does it again…
Jill Zarin can’t shut her mouth (or stop Tweeting) for a second, we watched as she Tweeted to Rob Schuter of PopEater wanting him to call her about “Her sister’s radio show”. Jill once again proves that she thinks viewers are stupid, Jill doesn’t want to talk to Popeater about her sister, she is feeding information about her cast mates to Rob. She has done this for years and she continues to do it with several media outlets. Shortly after Jill’s tweet, Popeater did the report about Bethenny Frankel. From the Popeater article:
Ramona has always been jealous of Bethenny and didn’t even want her on the show at first,” a source revealed to Radar.
Whenever you see “a source” and it refers to someone on The Real Housewives of New York you can bet your bottom dollar that the “source” is Jill Zarin. The full article can be read here:
Of course Ramona is jealous of Bethenny, they’re all jealous of Bethenny. They all dismissed her Skinnygirl Margarita, Lulu even made fun of it but they’re not laughing now. Who is the most jealous of Bethenny? Jill Zarin! When will Jill learn that we all know Popeater’s “source” is her big mouth? Jill wants to turn viewers against Ramona and the best way to do that is to make people think that Ramona is jealous and doesn’t like Bethenny.
Ramona and Bethenny may not be best friends but we watched last season as Ramona talked Bethenny through visiting her dying father and the genuine “thank you” that Bethenny gave to both Ramona and Alex at Ramona’s vow renewal ceremony. Ramona appeared on Bethenny’s show a few times and since Bethenny is an executive producer of her own show, I’m sure Ramona’s appearance was with Bethenny’s approval. Finally we watched as Bethenny put her week’s old baby in Ramona’s arms, there is no way that would have happened if the two women were feuding. Jill is the one who is jealous!
Andy Cohen’s life
Andy revealed that his email, cell phone and text are always working overtime with the many housewives he supervises. We know that Jill made that call immediately when she saw the results of a Watch What Happens Live poll and she lost by a landslide. Does Cohen oil the squeaky wheel? Does Jill get more of Andy’s attention because she calls and annoys him the most? Who do you imagine calls him the least? Lisa Vanderpump is my guess, what would she have to complain about? Viewers love her! We know that Nene and Kim are frequent callers on the Andy bat-phone, they both refused to do battle on Season two reunion because they were holding out for more money and more perks. Tamra seems to think that she’s bosom buddies with Andy because they shared a kiss on New Year’s Eve, she is overly confident with her place on the show. Do you suppose she and Gretchen burn up Cohen’s phone in the middle of the night when they’re unhappy with filming or with what is airing?
Andy’s got some high-maintenance employee’s, there is no doubt about that. We know that Kelly called Andy the night her breakdown aired last season on St. John, she begged to be on the show that night to explain her behavior. (I’m glad he said no) Andy told us that Jill calls or text’s every time her name is mentioned on WWHL, my guess is that she calls when her name is not mentioned too! We know every time Giggy is mentioned, Jill crams Ginger down his throat. Jill, he hates Ginger, take a hint!
I’ll bet Teresa burns up the phone lines between Andy’s phone in New York and Teresa’s gaudy home in New Jersey, we know she was trying to negotiate her own sister-in-law off the show. I’m sure the actual negotiations are done through Teresa’s representative and the production company’s rep but I would have to assume that as Executive Producer at Bravo, Cohen has a lot of say in what is given the green light and what is rejected. I wish he’d have just rejected Teresa altogether but of course without Teresa, who would Melissa and Kathy battle with? I admit, seeing Teresa distressed makes me smile.
If I had to guess I’d think that Kim Richards calls Andy frequently, for some reason she seems like the type to complain to management when things go wrong. The Beverly Hills ladies are at a disadvantage because they’re across the country. Along with the Orange County ladies, appearing on Watch What Happens Live has to be arranged in advance while New York and New Jersey Housewives could quickly and easily fill in for a last minute emergency or no-show.
Do you suppose the DC housewives still call Andy? What about the Miami Housewives? Do the old Project Runway contestants still use that cell phone number? I think the Housewives who call the most frequently are Jill Zarin, Teresa Giudice and NeNe Leakes. The ones who phone least often? Kandi Burress, Alex McCord and Jacqueline Laurita. Who do you think bothers Andy the most and the least?
Ramona Singer will be in Chicago this Tuesday, if you’re in the area, stop by to see her…
The Rich Amons Asshat of the week award goes to:
Tamra Barney for throwing a drink in Jeana Keough’s face at a party and then lying to everyone and saying that she did it because Jeana got physical first. Jeana never laid a hand on Tamra. The overly dramatic Tamra brought a Cease & Desist letter to Vicki’s “End of season” party and planned to create drama with the letter from the minute she arrived. This stunt that Tamra pulled was planned all along, she spent the season slamming her cast mates and her ex-husband and having sex on-screen with her new gay (allegedly) boyfriend. Tamra Barney is a low life scum bag with no class and is dating a gay guy who is with her simply to be on TV. Yes, that is my opinion.
I’m confident that Tamra will infuriate viewers even more in the next two weeks on the reunion shows, her vulgar language and backstabbing will be more evident than ever.
Bravo has posted a LOT of video previews of the reunion, typically we see one or two, there is an unprecidented nine videos you can watch right here:
Tamra’s obviously been watching the other Housewives reunion shows and dramatically gets up and walks off the set but a camera follows her and she continues to talk to the camera so obviously her furious storm off was simply to get attention. She wasn’t angry enough to stop talking, that’s for sure.
Tonight is the first part of the Orange County Reunion show, another will air next Sunday and then watch for The Real Housewives of New Jersey to move into the Sunday spot too starting tonight. Stop by here to chat if you like, we’ll post a fresh blog for chatting that will include more of Boston02127’s hysterically funny photos with captions!
Stop by tomorrow for The Orange County reunion blog, the fake boobs and fake hair will be flying… it should be an interesting show.
Until Next Time…