I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Part Two by LynnNChicago
These women are obnoxious, all of them in their own special way! Let’s rank them, shall we? It’s a close call but probably the least annoying of all the Orange County Housewives is Gretchen.
Tamra and Vicki continue to bring up things that happened three seasons ago, Gretchen was engaged to a wealthy older man who passed away. She didn’t marry him before he died and she probably could have married him. Clearly he didn’t leave her millions of dollars, as Tamra and Vicki speculated, or she and Slade wouldn’t be struggling right now. Jeff’s children got some comfort after the death of their father from Gretchen Rossi so who really cares what Gretchen did outside of that relationship? Let it go already! It is over, no one got hurt except maybe Jeff’s kids who I’m sure where distressed to hear that the bitchy housewives thought their father was a fool. Never any apologies from the mean girls for speculating the worst on national television,
Gretchen simply asked Vicki to show some compassion and Vicki just chose to keep yelling, “I didn’t know Jeff” then “I didn’t know you that well”. How well do you have to know someone to show a little compassion? Not only were Tamra and Vicki completely detached but they slammed the hell out of Gretchen while the woman was mourning the death of her fiance. At the time they had no idea that Jay existed, they simply did not like Gretchen without explanation.
Even worse was the way that Tamra treated Gretchen the first time she met her, Tamra was vile and cruel to Gretchen simply because Gretchen joined the show and became a hotter housewife than Tamra. I don’t really care whether or not Jay called Tamra on the phone, Tamra should have stayed out of it. Now Tamra is calling Slade’s ex? The woman is really sick! We’ll get back to Tamra and Vicki.
The second least annoying in my mind is Alexis. I don’t think Alexis has a mean bone in her body, I really don’t. She doesn’t have the nasty demeanor that Vicki and Tamra do, she just can’t go up against them in a verbal battle. I think she knows what she wants to say but the mean girls bully her and don’t allow her to speak.
The fact that her husband Jim dated (or hung out with) Peggy fifteen years ago is really irrelevant and the fact that Peggy brought it up to Jim many times surely means that it was much more significant to Peggy than it was to Jim. If Alexis and Jim had decided not to discuss former loves in their lives, which many couples do, why does Peggy keep wanting Jim to tell Alexis? It’s funny how Peggy rolls her eyes and says she’s glad she didn’t marry Jim yet she then brings it up to Jim privately many times, seems a bit contradictory. Apparently it was a big deal, but only to Peggy.
Alexis coming out at the end saying that Peggy should have been a good girlfriend and told her that she used to date Jim was just ridiculous. I don’t think Alexis has the brains that God gave her, keep praying Alexis!
Only because Vicki was not the topic of conversation too much we will put her in the middle of the most annoying Orange County Housewives. Vicki did yell over Alexis and Gretchen, she slammed Jeana Keough saying that she was totally “Team Tamra” adding that Tamra had never talked behind her back or let her down. Does Vicki have short-term memory loss? Tamra was the one bashing Vicki last season, calling Vicki insecure and agreeing with Alexis that Vicki can dish it out but can’t take it. Tamra was the one who had to take Vicki to Mexico at the beginning of the season to apologize to Vicki for not having her back and bashing her last season. Is Vicki really that stupid? Jeana may have said a few things behind Vicki’s back but nowhere near as badly as Tamra did it to Vicki.
Vicki was pretty annoying while Alexis and Peggy were discussing whether or not Jim should have told Alexis that he dated Peggy 15-years ago. This was one subject that had absolutely nothing to do with Vicki yet she kept saying over and over that Jim should have told Alexis. There are few things more annoying than this bitch repeating the same thing over and over again, particularly when it is none of her business! Vicki can’t seem to shut up for even a few minutes to let other people speak.
Vicki decided to argue with Gretchen about the hospitalization situation when Gretchen already apologized and even visited Vicki in the hospital. Gretchen reminded Vicki that she had no compassion whatsoever for her when Gretchen’s fiance passed away. Vicki’s constant excuse that she didn’t know Jeff and she barely knew Gretchen were too much, no one was asking Vicki to host a funeral, simply show a little compassion, instead she slammed Gretchen at every turn. This after insisting she barely knew Gretchen, so she couldn’t show compassion yet she knew enough apparently to attack Gretchen.
Vicki criticized Gretchen for even appearing on the show while her fiance was ill yet when Gretchen tried to explain that Jeff wanted her to continue on with the show, Vicki started rolling her eyes and kept saying, “We know all this, you told us a million times”. Then why bring it up Vicks?
The final straw with Vicki had to be when she looked at Jeana crying and saying that she’s on Tamra’s side. What a fool Vicki Gunvalson is, Tamra is not going to be loyal to you, she never was! You deserve what you get when you choose Tamra Barney over Jeana Keough.
If there is another season of Orange County they better have learned their lesson and find a decent housewife! The second most annoying Housewife tonight had to be Peggy Tanous! She butted her stupid nose into everyone’s conversation, announced that she was going to answer questions for Alexis and simply would not shut up! Andy asked Alexis about her role in getting Peggy onto the show, instead of allowing Alexis to answer the question, Peggy shouts, “I’ll answer that!” Because Vicki and Tamra refused to allow Alexis to speak we were never allowed to hear Alexis’ side of the story and that is one thing I wanted to hear. Whether or not Peggy or Alexis is telling the truth, we’ll never know since we don’t know what Alexis’ side of the story is, do we? Thanks bitches! Ok they sucked me in, why do I care? I really hate Peggy!
Peggy jumped into every conversation that had absolutely nothing to do with her, her voice is really annoying too! Peggy decided to answer Andy’s question to Alexis but she made a fatal error. As she revealed that Alexis told her she would not be putting her name in for the show, Peggy told us that Alexis informed her she talked to Gretchen and they weren’t casting after all. Seconds later Peggy says that Alexis lied and told her that she did put Peggy in for the show. Which is it Peggy? First you say Alexis told you she did NOT put your name in then you say she lied and told you that she DID put your name in. Contradictory? I think so! Liar? oh yes!
Peggy’s biggest mistake was revealing that she went to Jim’s house because he wouldn’t take her calls but didn’t “break in”, that was pretty telling. Umm Stalker much? It certainly leads us to believe that Alexis and Jim’s story was true and Peggy was lying. She probably should have stuck to denying everything, instead she confirmed Alexis’ story!
Alexis hasn’t been caught lying to viewers at this point, she is simply a novice at arguing and sticking up for herself, I can’t hold that against her. Peggy on the other hand is cocky and arrogant, Peggy is the one who kept talking about a competition with Alexis all season, Peggy kept turning it into a battle and one upping each other. Alexis admits she didn’t want Peggy to be on the show as she could foresee that it could hurt their friendship. I get that. It turns out Alexis was right about that too! I honestly don’t know why anyone would be friends with this woman to begin with.
Vicki and Tamra took Peggy into their fold simply to have strength in numbers, I’m sure before the season began they assumed Peggy would be on Gretchen/Alexis team but the mean girls got another team member even though it was clear they didn’t care much about her, they took her on their side because she was stupid enough to join them.
Peggy made a complete fool of herself walking around that end of season party telling all the guests (very loudly) not to mention Donn’s name in Vicki’s presence, what an absolute moron. Peggy was hugging Tamra and telling her “I love you!”, it was easy to see that Tamra was having trouble keeping her eyes from rolling. Peggy loves Tamra? Ick!
Of course the most annoying of all Orange County housewives hands down is Tamra Barney! There was really no contest, as she sits there accusing Jeana Keough of butting into her life minutes later butts into Gretchen and Slade’s life even calling Slade’s ex-girlfriend to get dirt on him about his child support issues. I have to say that Slade has a point, if he hadn’t been paying child support for all these many months, they would have thrown him in jail. How on earth does Tamra know what Simon pays or doesn’t pay?
Tamra is such a hypocrite, as Jeana pointed out Tamra had her ex-husband, Simon Barney thrown in jail for throwing a dog leash at her yet Tamra throws a letter and a glass of wine at Jeana. Tamra wants Jeana to stop meddling in her life yet Tamra is meddling in Slade’s life.
Tamra didn’t walk off stage because she was disgusted, she wasn’t even trying to be dramatic, what Tamra did was walked off so that she could call Slade’s ex and put her on speakerphone. Tamra wanted this woman to confirm that Slade was not paying child support but what Slade’s ex, Michelle actually said was that Slade wasn’t paying “Expenses”. That is different from Child Support. Michelle’s exact words, “The child support records reflect all of what he’s paid, he’s not paid any expenses”. This means to me that he HAS, in fact, paid child support just not as much money as Michelle would like.
I don’t doubt for a second that it was Tamra who called Slade’s ex, not the other way around. Tamra actually said to Michelle on the phone, on air “I just went to bat for you girl, please tell me that you’re telling me the truth”. (paraphrasing) Michelle hesitated and seemed to be unsure as to how to respond to that. She chose her words carefully saying that the amount Slade paid was in the records. Just exactly how is this any of your business Tamra? This is typical Tamra to gnaw her way into Slade and Gretchen’s life then throw wine at Jeana for supporting Simon Barney.
Because Tamra is such a bitch people are actually becoming sympathetic to Slade and to Gretchen. Slade explained that his original child support amount was set when he was making a six-figure salary. If the man can’t work making the same amount of money, he certainly can’t pay the same amount in expenses. Child support is an expense that needed to be adjusted based on Slade’s salary. The fact that Slade’s son is ill complicates Slade’s financial situation because there are not only support payments that need to be made just like there would be for any child, in this case there are medical expenses that also need to be paid for Slade’s child.
Tamra continually told Slade to get a job, yet last season when she and Simon were having financial problems she was upset that Vicki told her to “get a job!”
Tamra actually had a disgusting grin on her face when Alexis talked about her father dying and suffering from postpartum depression. This woman is pure evil.
So to recap Tamra’s lies and contradictions:
- It’s ok for Tamra to yell at Slade to “Get a job!” yet when Vicki says it to her, she’s completely offended. Tamra even asked Vicki, “what should I do, get a job at McDonalds?” Same holds true for Slade.
- It’s ok for Tamra to throw things at Jeana but she has Simon thrown in jail for throwing something at her.
- It’s ok for Tamra to attack Gretchen for what she thinks Gretchen may have done but Gretchen isn’t allowed to criticize Tamra for having sex with Eddie Judge in a bathtub on television.
- It’s ok for Tamra to butt into Slade and Gretchen’s life but Jeana should stay out of Tamra’s life.
Platinum Hit by Quincy IL
The ten remaining song writers are going on a “Road Trip” and that is the title of this week’s episode. They are given 30 minutes to come up with a hook after reading a work from the back of their post card. Kara Dioguardi tells them that “life is a trip.” Kara and Jewel will judge together.
The song writers put on head sets and they use their instruments and voices to work out the hook that hopefully will be turned into a song under their leadership.
Jess uses “free.” Her melody is great and vulnerable. “Finally feeling free is hard for me” is part of her lyrics.
Mellissa uses “change” and “it aint easy.” The judges look pleased.
Amber is given “view” and she add “piece of hope on the other side.”
Karen uses “away.” Nick loves the hook and her voice.
Scotty sings a cappella and incorporates Honkey Tonk.
Sonyae is to use”explore.”
Nick is given “wheels, “but his theme is family and ones. The judges say that he doesn’t know how to put his feelings into music.
Johnny’s word is” escape” and he sings while playing his guitar. The judges love his performance and his hook.
Brian does a great job at using “direction.” The judges felt they were in the car and traveling.
The 3 top Hooks
3rd Place Jackie The melody an structure was great.
2nd Place Jes The judges love the high and low tones. They felt it was vulnerable and hopeful.
1st Place Johnny Before they announced that he won, the judges said that this hook was perfect. They loved the melody.
The songwriters were so happy to get off campus. Each group was sent in a large black vehicle and they created the songs as they went to an old motel in the desert. They continued writing the song and working on the lyrics in the dingy rooms until it was time to sleep and no one wanted to sleep on the dirty floor.
Johnny’s group is experienced song writers. He was allowed to pick Brian and Scotty as a reward for winning the first place hook. His music represented his desire for freedom from his corporate life of a computer programmer.
Jes picked Amber and Mellissa. She did not want Nick. In the vehicle, Amber and Jes were creating and Melissa was silent and looking out of the window.
Jackie picked Karen and Sonyae, but was forced to take Nick. Karen comes up with pages of lyrics, but little was used. Nick concentrates on his lead in on the guitar and helps with the melody. Jackie leads, but she is critical of her team mates.
The next morning they return to the studio and have one hour to finish their preparations for the performance before the four judges: Kara DioGuardi, Jewel, Keith Nataly, and Natasha Bedingfield.
They dress and apply makeup in preparation for the trials.
Johnny plays the guitar quietly as he begins his song and the judges appear please. “My heart beats faster as I make my escape” is one of the lines. The judges tell Johnny, Scott and Brian that this is the perfect song. It is “timeless pop.” They loved the lyrics and structure and ask Johnny to perform the first part again and they love it. They are the winners and they are safe. They return to the conference room happy and jump on the couch.
Jess, Mellissa and Amber are upset. Jes begins to cry. The reaction to their lyrics was “universal.” The hook did work for the song and the judges liked the vocals. They are safe.
The group of four: Jackie, Sonyae, Nick and Karen wait to discover which of them will go home. The first line of the song failed. They judges loved Nick’s instrumental and he is allowed to return to the conference room safe first. Next, Sonyae had one successful line and she is sent back safe. Karen and Jackie are alone. Jackie is crying and she reminds the judges that they like her hook. They tell her she was responsible for the entire song. Karen is from Nashville and she went to school at Stanford, but she is sent home with a miss. Her lyrics were bad.
Thanks Quincy, Great job!!!
The Twitter world is buzzing with Jill Zarin’s latest stunt. Jill posted a photo of her daughter Ally naked in a bathtub in LasVegas today. It is one thing to post a photo of a baby taking a tubby but this is absurd! Ally’s web site: http://allysonpaige.tumblr.com/
*Note: as of this morning Jill took the photo down. Lynn~
Jill’s Twitter was also in a frenzy yesterday as she apparently left Ally’s computer on the Delta Airlines flight taking them from New York to Las Vegas. After the Delta rep tweeted back to her that she should complete the on-line report, Jill demanded to speak to someone. “A Voice! I need a voice!”. No Jill, it’s “A Brain! You need a brain!”.
Jill’s most recent Tweet about the computer:
Jill also Tweeted this regarding the OC Housewives:
Jill’s Facebook polls are out of control! She really should worry about her own show and get her nose out of OC’s show.
Until Next Time…