I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – RHODC Rich Amons Man Rules! & Rocco’s Dinner Party

I Hate Jill Zarin  Guest Blog by Rich Amons!

I asked Rich to write a blog for us, I really didn’t care where he posted it, I just love reading what he has to say, he has such a great sense of humor.  If you haven’t read his Bravotv.com blogs while the show was airing, you really should, he’s a funny guy!   I think he should guest blog all the shows on Bravotv.com!  I was thrilled that he agreed to let me post his blog here on IHJZ web site for us all to enjoy, Thank you Rich!

ManRules Reality Show Lessons Learned-Part One by Rich Amons

Since Real Housewives of DC was not reelected to a second term, I mean, not “Renewed” for a second season by Bravo TV powers that be, I have had ample time to reflect on what I could have done better in my role as a DC Househusband that could have possibly helped the show garner a second season. It’s a sharp blow to my outsized ego not to at least be asked to step up and fill in for the Major Asshat role of Natasha and Boris Bedonov on the DC version in a Season Two scenario for which I thought I was well suited. This left me with time to spare since I have had no lines to memorize, no hair or manscaping to tend to, no wardrobe issues, Botox injections and laserlipo appointments to make, no acting classes to take to prepare for the role of playing myself, etc.. So it gave me time to contemplate my navel, I mean, contemplate the reality show universe and how I could improve if ever given another shot at 15 minutes of Fame….

I have been carefully studying BevHills, OC, NJ and NYC shows for Man Rule Clues and tips for reality show success so when ESPN-10 starts up it’s slate of reality based programming, I will be ready with head shot and resume in hand…. with 20/20 Hindsight, these are some notes to myself I thought I would share for comment and discussion;

1) Be Present During Filming- instead of taking kids to travel tournaments, school outings, and tending to work related issues, like work, I should have been more present in the daily filming and insisted on travelling everywhere with Mary to provide constant emotional support(and light make up touch ups-like holding her lipstick), security protection from Flying Vino glasses, drunken accusations and pretzel logic, as well being able to help discern the proper temperature and stemware to serve the Chardonnay v. Cabernet at the end of a long day of filming. I could also play the role of A-Hole, well, 1) Because I am good at it, while Mary is far too nice, naïve, and gracious(and a clean freak on top of it all) to throw mud around while I am extremely comfortable in making deserving people feel uncomfortable and; 2) Well, I am very good at being an A-hole- ask my kids… Honey Badger Parenting at it’s finest… 😉

ManRule Reality Show Failure –Be Camera Ready at all Times, Cancel Real Life!

2) Wardrobe- I should have taken a page out of Mauricio (as taught to him by Matt McConaughey) book and simply removed my shirt for pivotal family scene’s (Don’t get me wrong, Mauricio seems great, total man crush on the dude, great John Turtorro-Gilad Jaklowicz upgrade). Bravo Camera’s were unavailable (Expensive and the Cameraman were afraid of sand & water…you know who you are -B_atches) for my surfing safari’s where I often wear just surf trunks, wetsuits or rash gaurds at most, so mostly half naked, and which as we all learned from watching Kelly Slater on Baywatch, means just one thing, (No, not getting to sleep with Pamela Anderson!) RATING’S GOLD! It’s no secret I prefer to wear a Speedo under my surf trunks as I prefer my wedding tackle to feel secure in rough water environments which often leads to trunk malfunctions and glimpse’s of a my Bar Stool Squat Honed Backside which can be cross marketed to male and female audiences alike to increase the audience base which I am perfectly ok with if tastefully done…..

Man Rule Reality Show Failure- Lose the Shirt, wear a dress and heels, don a sock, get ratings! So simple and yet I failed on this account big time!

3) Location Shooting- Vegas Baby- the show needed to get out from the Washington, DC Beltway, an alternative universe if there ever was one, and out into the real world of where rich people congregate and congratulate themselves on being rich and talk about the next new place they can over develop. The Hampton’s, NYC, Santa Barbara,Nantucket, Golf at Pebble Beach or Bandon Dunes, Fly Fishing in Bimini, Dude Ranching in Montana, Surfing in Costa Rica, etc…. Audiences seem to love these trips on Reality Shows as everyone is more relaxed and laid back and are able to get in more candid and alcohol and Xanax( Palindrome- triple word score!) fueled passionate discussions on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness and leave their petty poor self esteem driven white girl issues behind them so we can truly connect with them as people who are just like the rest of us…. What? That’s not true? Oh, well, sorry I am not sorry, but you have to admit, exotic trips to Morocco and Virgin Islands and All Star weekends in Vegas do help the fur fly and the ratings soar!

Man Rule Reality Show Failure- when in Reality Show Ratings Doubt- ROADTRIP!

4) Drop a Beat or Two- I failed to drop a beat by releasing a Club Mix Trip-Hop single and following it up with appearances at clubs where boyz outnumber women 3-1. I know people in the music biz and they are very talented and successful and have their own studio’s etc., but did I do it? Noooo, I was afraid even Auto Tune couldn’t help my tone deaf vocal chords but that was pure vanity on my part as it hasn’t stopped anyone else from dropping singles of varied quality! As far as clubbing it up, I love clubs where the bass is making my chest explode, and the treble ripping to shreds my eardrums (and what’s left of my hearing!) and being served drinks by topless male bartenders. Why do I love these places, It’s my best chance to spend quality time with Mary and Lolly on a Summer night in Ibiza! Say what you will about “ The Gay’s” they can dance, talk, drink and keep a party going all night long so husbands don’t have to! (Actually that’s my only real major concern with Marriage Equality legislation, if common sense prevails and it passes in more Blue States, will increased civil rights like marriage take the Party out of the “Community” and they become boring, predictable and straight? Careful what you wish for Bitches, but I digress big time!) Again, I didn’t take one for the team, big mistake!

ManRule Reality Show Failure- Don’t fear Auto Tune or clubs named Firehouse, FirePole or some variation of a Fireman and Mustache, Bears v. Twinks themes, it’s Bravo, it’s a safe place.

5) Family Scenes- our family is very, very large and diverse, we can amuse ourselves for hours making fun of whoever just got up and left the room… that is not true, house rules are “Say it to their face or don’t say it”, which can make for interesting “discussions”. Now, that’s not to say that lingering and long festering Family of Origin Issues would be raised on camera at parties or in the back of limo’s, or a fist fight would break out by the Punch Bowl at the Annual Family Festivus, but our family is not only large in number, but large in physical size, so fist fighting is best left to people who believe they still have something to prove from High School, we would rather verbally tick each other off, but off camera, which didn’t bode well for ratings…

ManRule Reality Show Failure- Add Real Family Fighting/Yelling Scenes better left off camera to the mix…

6) Borrow Concepts that Work and Make Them Your Own- I noticed that Wine Spilling, although a definite ManRule Violation on RHoDC, was brushed off and polished up and made ready for prime time for RHWoOC. Chicks flinging wine on each other works (even the now over done, Bravo Central Casting BFF gay sidekick throwing wine back was amusing) so imitation can be the sincerest form of flattery and help the ratings. But I think you need to be careful what you borrow, dinner in Napa is romantic, I’m down with that, but underwater bubble bath scene dealio’s, I felt like I fell asleep watching Showtime and woke up at 3AM to Lady Chatterley’s Lover Part 6- bad soft porn! I don’t want to know what anyone does behind closed doors, much less Bravolebrities! Stay Classy Bravo! Dogs Work- I love Lolly’s dog Kona and felt Giggy the Pom stole the show (Sorry Lisa&Ken- I will adopt Giggy in a heartbeat and knit him sweaters all day long), but like the old Hollywood adage of warning against “working with children and animals”, it can be dicey, so be careful!

ManRule Reality Show Failure- Borrow liberally for what works, but be careful, table flipping is not for everyone and should be considered as advanced as having a psychic show up for a dinner party!

7) Celebrity Bloggers- RHoNJ get’s Jay Mohr to blog?? I mean, c’mon, how unfair is that, to get ripped on by professional Comedian only helps ratings! I know Jay is Joey Gorga’s Heterosexual Life Mate and maybe this was some “package” deal worked out as part of the WWHL appearance, but not for nuthin, more comedians ripping on Bravo Shows please, if Bravo Andy can arrange it, he should. Liquid Ratings Gold! ManRule Reality Show Failure- didn’t recruit a comedic blogger,or NY Magazine or even Richard from Gawker could have worked well, even Jeff Lewis, keep it in the Bravo Frat House, would have been great. The crux of the shows are “ Real Life is Funny” or maybe that’s just me, but highlight the absurdity and stop blaming the editing! So many reality show lessons to be learned, so little time to learn them, I will need to create a new chapter in my ManRules book called “Reality Shows- Know Before You Go” to provide some hopefully helpful guidance to the new and upcoming reality stars as it’s a growing market and the best experience is garnered from watching other’s mistakes. As you all know, I have a AssHat for every day of the year so if I can help others avoid mistakes, then my work on behalf of Reality TV is complete. Stay tuned for my next blog- “How to Handle A Reality Show Reunion with Class and Dignity” followed by “Reality Show Reunions-Total Sh*TShows”. Til next time, follow me on Twitter @RichAmons and look out for my “under construction.”

ManRules website soon for more babble and drivel. Mazel Mazel People!

Thank you so much for sharing your blog with us Rich!  How can you not love this guy!  Bravo really needs to find a place for Rich Amons!  I’m honored that you allowed me to post your blog here!  Hysterical!

On a similar note, wouldn’t it be great if Cat was on The Real Housewives of New York next season and the Amons family visited the show, along with Lynda and Ebong?  No, I’m not giving up, I’ll never give up!  Write to Andy!

Rocco’s Dinner Party by Quincy IL

The Mystery Guest

There are three chefs in Rocco’s Loft for this “Signature Dish Challenge.”  The time allowed is 30 minutes to create a dish that represents the chef.   Two chefs will go on to create a dinner party and the winning chef receives $20,000.

The Chefs are Joe Gorgano, King Phojanakong, and Michelle Karrom.  Joel is a high school culinary arts teacher. King owns and manages two Manhattan restaurants. Michelle is a personal chef and mother. 

The chefs are told to start immediately. Rocco checks on them and discusses their preparation and cooking.

Joel makes seared duck salad with a red wine reduction His scored duck was cooked perfectly. There was an academic feel to his food.  Rocco would prefer a homey warm feeling for his guests. Rocco said, “Those that can do, do.  Those who can’t, teach.” Then he complimented the teacher on his food.

King created a stir fry that was perfect, but he failed to plate his scallops in time so they were not on the judge’s table.

Michelle tried to make a Cajun dish which normally takes 4 hours. She leaves a whole crawfish on the plate and Rocco asks if he is to eat it whole. Michelle’s strategic thinking was questioned by Rocco.  There was a taste of flour in her dish.

Joel won the challenge and Michelle was sent home. King is safe even though he did not manage well in the time frame. The remaining chefs get $500.00 to shop.

The mystery guests have requested fresh ingredients, food from Bali and Rome, and spices.

Décor Consultation

Jes Gordon meets with the two chefs to discuss the décor and ambience of their dinner parties.  Jes has trouble getting Joel’s creative juices flowing. He eventually decides to brand himself and have chalkboards that ask what the judges would like to teach if they were teachers. Spices will be on shelves on the walls.

 King knows that he wants to go the Bali Beach route. He is Pilipino and Taiwanese so he understands the spices of that part of the world. He wants a scooter in the corner and wants his guests to kick their shoes off. He loves color and wants pineapples and fruit on the table.

Food Preparation

Joel will steam mussels and clams to maintain the natural flavors as the guests asked him to do.  That will be served with a parsley and fennel salad.  The second course will be Borlotti bean stew with homemade Dijon sausage. His final course will be sourdough bread pudding with cardamom ice cream.

King is preparing a papaya salad with grilled shrimp.  On the dish will be sweet ribs and oysters.   The next course will be seafood curry with mussels, scallops and shrimp.  Finally, he will serve a Panna Cotta with coconut lemon grass.

Joel is very messy in the kitchen and King who has lots of restaurant experience thinks he is better prepared for the challenge.  King would never hire Joel to work in his kitchen. Rocco checks on them and then goes to meet his guests.  The first and most talkative is Mary Alice Stephenson, a style and beauty expert. Bebel Gilbert is a Brazilian singer.  Cindy Leive is the Editor in Chief of Glamour. DL Hugley is an actor and comedian.

 Padma Lakshma is a judge on Bravo and she is introduced to the chefs.  She gives them a small container of spice and they have to make an appetizer in 10 minutes. Padma is Rocco’s mystery guest and the party is for her.  The other guests miss that because Mary Alice can’t stop talking.

The guests enter Joel’s dining room and they love it. They play the game that Joel left on blackboards on the table and have a great beginning to their dinner party. Padma would teach literature. Gilles and Bebel love music. Joel asks the waiter to tell the guests to play the game. Later, Rocco said this is the academic in Joel.

 The waiters serve Joel’s 5minute tuna with Padma’s Spices. King used salmon.  Both fish can be served raw and with only 5 minutes it is their only option.  The guests like Joel’s tuna better.

Joel is struggling in the kitchen and he serves first.  His Parmesan Tuile fell apart.  His steamed mussels were wonderful and two people who never had mussels before liked them. His sausage needed more spice and it would have been nice to have a spoon of Dijon mustard next to it. They loved his bread pudding and cardamom ice cream very much.

King feels he will win. His first dish is very attractive. There is a papaya salad with shrimp, pork spears, and pork spring rolls.  The judges say it is restaurant fair and a safe choice.  His second course is fried rice with crab and chicken. Padma loved the rice. The guests loved the panno cotta which had the perfect taste and texture.

The guests shared with Rocco who returns to the kitchen to tell Joel that he won.  King felt robbed and he was unhappy to be sent home. The high school teacher joins the guests for the celebration and may use his $20,000 to start a restaurant with his wife.

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Kathy Griffin’s new special aired last night on Bravo, I really liked her “My Life On The D List” and I’m disappointed that she won’t be filming it anymore but her special is hysterical!  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.  She talks about Phaedra from Atlanta, and a whole lot more!  Great stuff Kathy Griffin!

She’s back! And Really Old Housewife has some things to say to Bravo!

http://thereallyoldhousewivesofmanateecounty.blogspot.com/

Another great blog by LadyBrooks:

http://ladybrooks.com/2011/06/23/jill-zarins-butt-hurt-sorry-please-vote/

It’s good to know that Jillsy’s people aren’t only harassing me but other bloggers too!  (Allegedly)

Terry Aley has some interesting stuff in his blog today:

http://terryaley.com/?p=4184

We all know that they filmed the Real Housewives of New York reunion today, here are some messages from The ladies on Twitter:

BravoAndy Andy Cohen  We just wrapped the RHNYC reunion. It was EPIC. I can barely hear. (Maybe I lost my temper at the ladies!) I need a drink.

mccordalex Alex McCord  to  @BravoAndy lol who will win Miss Congeniality? #RHONY

BravoAndy Andy Cohen  to  @mccordalex that might be a challenging category

@JillZarin:  Omg! What a day!!!  (Jill Tweeted this photo to go along with her genius take on the day)

@JillZarin  Thanku @CountessLuAnn @CindyBarshop @mccordalex @ramonasinger @SonjatMorgan@kellybensimon for another great season. Cheers!

CountessLuAnn: After 12 hrs of taping the reunion, time 2party w/ @Jillzarin@CindyBarshop @kellybensimon @SonjatMorgan @mccordalex @ramonasinger

@CountessLuann:  Having a great time with the girls! #RHONYReunionShow

ramonasinger We ALL survived! Lol 

SonjatMorgan  I check my phone and see all your encouraging messages and it makes me smile….ear to ear. Thank you so much everyone! #rhony

Have you all seen this photo of Jill Zarin?  Who dresses her in the morning?  WOW!

And check out this one of Jillsy..  She is showing her Squeeze undies … classy Jill!   http://twitpic.com/5ehc7z

Is everyone ready for tonight?  The Real Housewives of New York at 10pm/9pm Central, then Watch What Happens Live with Jill Zarin…augh!

After that listen to Carly and I diss about the Real Housewives live!  You can listen here:

Call In Show With Carly Hall Co Hosted with Lynn Hudson:   http://t.co/6gLK4ah

You can follow Carly on Twitter:  @Prettyplusmore  and I’m @LynnNChicago

Just because they are hysterical a few photos by MickeyMouth   @Mickeymouth1:

Thanks to Mickey Mouth! Too funny!

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311 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – RHODC Rich Amons Man Rules! & Rocco’s Dinner Party

  1. okeydoekey says:

    Rich Amons needs to get over it. The show was boring because they were boring. They all chose to sit down every episode and discuss the Salami’s. Nothing worse than a whining ex-reality star.

    Also Rich should be glad Jay Mohr gets to blog. He is the only truthful post bravo allows up.

    I hope Andy got so made at the reunion he fires the entire cast.

    Nice to see Cindy dress by someone else. I hope Andy addresses her clothing which brought the season down

    • HD says:

      DC was boring I have to admit. The only thing that made the show half was interesting was watching the Salahi’s lie. I was always drawn in by watching someone lie so much. It always boggled my mind. I know people lie but they are like professional liars.

      Having said that, his points were funny because if they had done all those things, they may still be on the air. People like drama. You either bring it or you are cancelled.

      Cindy still looks a mess to me. And I hate to admit it, but Jill looks nice in her picture. *going to commit harikiri now*

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Okeydokey: Rich’s blog was meant to be funny….wow, that was mean!

      • I thought he was hysterical
        maybe if he had been on the show more it might have gotten a 2nd chance

        • Amber...Real Wife says:

          I always liked Rich as he, Jason and Ebong made the show tolerable. Had they done a few of the tried and true Reality Do’s they would’ve still been on. The problem was when they hardballed the boss with the “US or the Trashy Grifting Salamis”. They followed the precedent set by trashy juggernaut RHONJ, with astronomical numbers, and LOST! 😦 Once again, and unfortunately for RHODC ClownettaManzo has succeeded in getting people fired by BRAVO. This time BozoManzoon did a gangbang.

          P.S. Rich you are so cute and funny….(*imaginary phone to ear, fluttering my go-geous lashes* ) Call Me! 😉

          AMBER ROSE @ 1-888-DIV-ORCE

      • okeydoekey says:

        WOW…Was it mean because u disagree…i don’t always like your opinion either but so what
        i get it was funny but I prefer all the bad wannabe famous reality star to go back in the cabinets they came from after their bad shows were cancelled.
        i.e. Heidi and Spencer, Kim G, Michael Lohan bye

        So on this blog the reality stars that u like we can’t have opinions about?
        I don’t post looking for everyone to agree with me or not. just stating my opinion

        • MAMAZ says:

          okeydoeky – Of course you can have an opinion and you are welcome to share it here. But people will voice their opinions on your posts.
          I agree with you about the people you mentioned above. I just don’t see Rich Ammons as the same as them. If any of them were half way sane with anything of real interest to say I would be happy to hear from them.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          No, it was mean because it was mean. You don’t have to agree but you don’t have to be rude to a guest blogger.

          • okeydoekey says:

            Mamaz-well said

            Lynn-you’re the one with a blog talking about you hate a woman you’ve never met. My opinion was just that mine I have a right not to care for someones show and to state it. it was nice of him to blog i didn’t know there were rules on what our opinions could be

            • Error404 says:

              Let me help you.

              Creating a blog about a celebrity you dislike is like writing an unfavorable review about a famous restaurant.

              Criticizing a celebrity who takes the time to guest blog is like going to someone’s house for dinner and openly stating you don’t like the food during the meal.

        • Noreen says:

          OD, this blog is about reality television so why do you want them “to go back in the cabinets the came from”? The man was invited by our host to blog. I think we could be a little kinder and more appreciative that Lynn garners this kind of attention from the reality stars. Agree, absolutely, but it is kind of unfortunate that the first response Rich will see is so negative. I think it was very nice of him to post on Lynn’s blog.

        • quincyil says:

          I read okeydoekey’s comments as an opinion. I think this is a misunderstanding. Lynn and I take hits on the blogs every day. It’s common for people to do this and OD’s is similar.

          The only difference is the guest blogger was invited to our site by the owner, Lynn.

          Again, this is a misunderstanding…

          I hope OD will continue to share with us.

          Q

        • of course you can you expressed yours didnt you
          it was mean because he WAS a guest here

          would you make comments about a guest in your home while he is there or would you wait tuill he left and then ripped into him like a good christian
          its called MANNERS

          LOL
          thank you Kathy Griffin
          you rule my universe

      • Mookies1mom says:

        I thought he was funny but then again I’m a little twisted.

        • nathania says:

          rich really is hysterical, he’s a bit of a quick wit and I am sure people sometime have a hard time keeping up. I have liked him since he, Jason and Ebong had that funny conversation about Jason’s invention to measure girth.

          I think DC failed because Bravo included the Salahis against all common sense…they HAD to have done research on this couple before the show, and yet with all the lawsuits they still included them. I think they wanted political people but they didn’t realize no one involved in poitics is going to allow cameras on them 24 hours a day, that would be political suicide. Unfortunatley the Salahis became the three ring circus that killed that show, it would have been interesting to see how it developed without them.

      • Caitlin says:

        Have to say I LOVED Rich’s blog as well – thanks for sharing, Lynn!

    • MAMAZ says:

      I didn’t think it was whiney.
      It was very funny and also true!
      Favorite line “Bravo Central Casting BFF gay sidekick “. “Cause you know those friendships arent real.

      The Salahis are the reason for the DC failure. Bravo had an interesting group of people but the Salahis were just too much. They effectively hijacked the show and while the Housewives usually have a central Housewife it is an ensemble cast. The Salahis made sure that their activities were so big, so exciting that all the attention was on them.

      And while Bravo loves and encourages drama ,when the White House is the object of a security breach it is no longer entertainment. NBC needs to maintain a working relationship with the Federal Government. No way was DC getting a second season even if Rich Ammons and Lindas beautiful BF were naked in every episode.

      • I think Alex & Simons gay friends are real long term friends
        and same with Bethenny and hers

        • MAMAZ says:

          DQ – I agree about Alex and Simon, probably even JZ and Brad. But no way is Alexis friends with Dylan or Dustin, whatever his name is. Likewise Gretchen and her friend.

          • Mammaz
            Gretchen has been friends with that gay couple for eons
            long before the show

            i think its Dustin,well he works for her as a personal assistant so they might not be friends

    • quincyil says:

      I read it last night and he was so right about locations… and Vegas. LOL.

      I thought it was funny.

    • VAgirl says:

      Not whiney, but funny and so true, too!

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I thought Rich’s blog was hysterical and absolutely, completely true. I was one of the few that liked DC. Except for the Salahi’s there wasn’t quite the drama as say NJ or the OC, but I like less fake and more “real”. Personally, I think the name of the show should not be the “REAL” Housewives of (insert city) because no one is real. Drama Filled Housewives of (insert city) would be much better.

      Bring Rich back. His man rules were great!

    • I thought his blog was really funny. It’s good to see him poke fun at himself (and the other husbands). I thought the part about taking off your shirt was hilarious considering Jay Mohr’s obsession of Joey Gorga (alleged obsession).

    • klmh says:

      Thanks for bringing Rich Amons blog here. Enjoyed the read, his sense of humor, and he is just darling!

    • Amy Matheson says:

      Rich is self deprecating and funny and his whole family is ADORABLE.

      I never read his Bravo blogs (Bravo’s time delayed/edited comment policy makes it worthless and irrelevant to me, so I missed those completely.) Too bad the fame whore Salahis made any interesting cast members virtually invisible.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      True true true!!!

      And Jill seems to be getting fat.

    • @tweatcyn says:

      Rich is not whining. He’s being sarcastic. I think he’s hilarious.

    • Rich says:

      Thank you, I needed that. Recovering from Post Reality Stress Show Syndrome(PRSSS) has been a long journey but I think I am in a good place now, thank you for helping me maintain focus. The whining will take longer to overcome, bear with me, one day, one character flaw at a time,this process is gonna take awhile….

      As to Jay Mohr blogging, I am more than glad, I am estatic about it as I have always found him hilarious.

      I am crawling back in my cabinent under the sink to play Wii with MIchael Lohan now, see you all tomorrow!

  2. FLG says:

    Rich Amons is officially my new straight-man man crush

    • he is hot but mine has ro be Ben Cohen

    • Debbie says:

      Amber Rose,
      If you get that call, can you make it a three way? Rich has been my reality tv crush for a long time. He’s really personable, he interacts with people on twitter, replies to tweets and he’s got a great sense of humor. I love his man rules, his ass-hat comments and he looks great in his @Bonobos.. The man is hot.. in a blondish way. (My supreme crush however is Johnny Depp.). I appreciate Rich guest blogging and I think his approach to it was tongue in cheek. I didn’t sense any whining and most importantly, I believe he enjoyed it.

  3. IndianaHousewife says:

    Good morning. Last night I was re-watching Jersey. In the gymnastics episode when Teresa asked Joey why he didn’t answer her call he answered “I was with a customer”. Here’s my problem with this McDonalds and Subway, etc. have customers, developers who can afford 2 million dollar homes have clients.

    I do not buy that he is a high end developer as this should come natural to him. Also I tried to find his business online and found nada. Does anyone know the name of his company?

    • Jezzibel says:

      When I worked for a building company I refered to customers and customers until they put down the initial deposit for whatever they were having constructed..and then they became clients

      • IndianaHousewife says:

        I can see your point. It might be a regional thing? I was construction related for over 10 years both residential and commercial and it was always clients. The local handy man might have customers but generally everyone else was a client.

        Either way no big deal just something that made me laugh.

  4. MickeyMouth says:

    I guessed right! I thought it would be Rich Amons! Bravo should tap that talent for blogging too! Funny stuff!!

    I think Spanx or whoever did it before them did it first Jill Zarin.

    I created two new “portraits” of the Gorga’s. Joe “Antoine, Grand Bâtard de Bourgogne” Gorga: http://t.co/8xdizgn and Portrait of a Lady Melissa Gorga: http://t.co/XkAPQIG

    Funny and interesting blog as always Lynn and Quincy!!

  5. T-REX says:

    I love Rich Amons, he needs to Blog for Bravo regularly, he is hilarious!

  6. WindyCityWondering says:

    Rich was one of the interesting RHH of Bravo. Wish he would give more insight into process of filming the DC franchise. It had to be crazy filming with the Salahi circus freaks. Asshat is a term used in my house on a regular basis – so thank you Rich for your colorful phraseology.

    • MAMAZ says:

      I said at the time that the husband of DC were more entertaining than the wives. Remember the basement of Aunt Francines when Jason was talking about his invention? Rich and Ebong were hilarious.

  7. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Fantastic Blogs & pics Lynn, Q & Boston 🙂
    I enjoyed DC & having a hard time watching NY or NJ for more than a couple of minutes at a time just to catch up & be able to speak about it here.
    MDD & Rocco’s Dinner Party are so much better than I thought & no one is bashing anyone with lies or screeching at each other.

  8. MAMAZ says:

    Lynn – Thank you for posting Rich Ammons very funny blog. Your own blogs are always so well done and well followed that it’s apparent you don’t need help from anyone in making IHJZ such a success. Yet you continue to allow guest bloggers to use your site to express themselves. And you encourage your own readers to visit other blogs as well.
    I have enormous respect for your generosity. Kadooz to you Lynn Hudson.

    Thanks Quincy for the Dinner Party recap. I watched the first half and fell asleep.I’m glad Joel won.
    I think I’ve seen King on at least one FN Challenge show.
    Padma was a lot more likable on Rocco’s show than she is on TC.

    • quincyil says:

      Padma comes off badly in some shows and I remember reading that she had a fight with Bethenny, but she knows food and I listen to her closely in the cooking shows.

      How does she know so much about food and have that figure? LOL.

      Thanks to this blog, I will be able to go to dinner parties and pretend that i know something about food.
      The truth is I have to google nonstop when writing this because I don’t know the terms or how to spell them. A lot of them seem to be from other cultures than the Kingdom of Fast Food that we have in America.

      • AZ Girl says:

        That is why I love all cooking shows. Foodnetwork, Bravo, PBS. I write down terms I don’t know and look them up on the internet.

      • Caitlin says:

        Great recap, Quincy. I read somewhere that Padma said she has to have 2 sizes of clothing for each season of Top Chef as she does gain as she goes. She probably has a good metabolism – those things seem to be genetically predetermined. I liked Padma well enough until I heard her former husband’s (author Salman Rushdie) account of how their marriage fell apart. Apparently she moved on with someone else first, only informing him later on. How she comes across (cold and a little haughty) on t.v. seems to gibe with that behavior. She does know food, though, I have to give her props on that score.

      • @tweatcyn says:

        Padma started out as a chef and an actress. She had a food network cooking show and has more than one published cookbook. I think she’s a very interesting woman and TC does not showcase her very well. But, as hostess, she is not the focus so I guess that’s ok.

  9. AZ Girl says:

    Rocco has come along way. He has matured. With his first show (I can’t remember the name) he was filmed at his restaurant with his mother and came across very nasty. He has mellowed and I like this show. I love the designing part of the rooms. It adds to the personalities of the chefs.

    Rocco and Anthony Bourdain can’t stand each other. I would LOVE to see Rocco have Anthony on as a guest. It would hopefully “bury the hatchet” and Tony would be a great judge.

    Padma came across arrogant last night and she seems slightly tipsy.

    I like Richard Amos. He is a funny guy.

    • HD says:

      Speaking of tipsy, it seemed like they all were sipping.

      Is that really fair? I mean shoot, after a few drinks everything taste good or bad and I am just going to go with whatever I think might have tasted good. Maybe they should have a drink limit but I guess it is not a great dinner party until someone is three sheets to the wind, puffing an electronic cigarette and telling you your husband is going to leave you. Oh…my bad, wrong show.

    • i never found Rocco on his own show nasty he was partners with someone that was intent on screwing him over and he seemed under a lot of stress i liked him then
      now,not so much

      • MAMAZ says:

        He was under a lot of stress during the taping of that show. He was young and just really becoming well known for his food. Hiss own restaurant was doing great. He should have focused on that instead of opening a second place, owned by someone else and having it aired on national television.
        I liked him then too.
        And he is soooo pretty.

        • Mamaz i so agree on the pretty part
          i wouldnt kick that outta bed thats for sure

          LOL

          Off topic to all the people here that watch Game Of Thrones

          you all must be so bummed out that sean bean was killed off already
          i hope i got his name right

          • MAMAZ says:

            DIzzyiest – I can’t keep up with your name and avatar changes, lol!
            I was so sad when Ned(Sean bean was killed). But even more so when Kahl Drogo died.
            What a beautiful man!

      • mamecastle says:

        I thought he was a horrible, arrogant, snobby bitch on his old show. I worked in the restaurant & hotel industry for 13 years & I gotta say: MOST chefs are horrible, arrogant, snobby bitches! I think that his new show is an effort to repair his image from the old one. (He is very pretty to look at though.)

    • nathania says:

      I remember Bourdain being on Rocco’s first show. He was quite the camera hog. He and another famous chef were eating there. I wonder if the bad blood came after that appearance. I have read two of Bourdain’s books. He is a very gifted writer. I don’t agree with his stances on vegetarianism/veganism (i.e. calling them and raw foodists “arrogant” because they don’t change their diets when they travel…it’s not really different from asking him if he takes all the local intoxicating substances or sleeps with local prostitutes when he travels…it’s just a stupid judgement to make) but he does what he does well, the writing aspect of bringing the life behind the swinging doors to the public. In fact I guess I find his writing much more bearable than his presence on camera.

  10. Kats2 says:

    I had no idea Rich was so funny, I love that he was a guest blogger here. Come back and blog more.
    Would love to get some of the real scoop from him on just how “real” these HW shows are.

    I loved that HW’s was in DC, I think it could have worked if the show was not centered around 2 criminals. Let’s face it, Andy used the rest of the cast who didn’t really have a great shot at making the DC HW franchise work with those two losers in the mix.

    Rich – I need for you to do my a favor (this will be a very Bravo HW Move) next time you see Edwina Rogers in DC can you throw a drink in her face? Tell her it’s from Kats in Chicago!!! 🙂

    Thank you!

    • Rich says:

      Kats2- I will have to pass on your request. Throwing drinks on Women is a ManRule Violation and a waste of alcohol to boot!

  11. it would have worked if more of Richs humour was featured as it was,it was a dull and lifeless show that never took off
    people hated that couple but the cast itself never jelled
    Rich & Mary were about the only 2 i could stomach

    • nathania says:

      I loved Lynda and Ebong…I still laugh out loud every time I think about Lynda’s proud admission that she used to hit the ganja all the time back in the day. She was so forthright about it.

      I loved Rich but Mary did seem a bit tipsy a little too often.

      It was just too hard on them, the entire cast, having to deal with people as disgusting as the Salahis. It was wayyyyyyyyyyy beneath all of them, to even be forced to be in the same room with them. I miss Paul, too, he was really funny. I think without the circus freak Salahis it would have been a very different show, though it definitely needed to be blacker to be more authentically D.C. just one black lead, Stacie, wasn’t enough. I think it would have been a great opportunity for them to travel, they could have all gone to meet Stacie’s birth father…and what a great opportunity that would have been to talk about gay marriage since they started out against it and found out Stacie’s own father was involved in a plural marriage.

  12. I don’t mean to complain – but on my computer the font on Q’s writeups is very small lately – and with my old lady eyesight I find it hard to read. Is there anyway to get it larger – like the rest of the blog??

    • katlg says:

      If you hit the Ctrl and + at the same time the font will get larger and Ctri- will get you back to normal.
      Hope this helps.

      • It does – thank you!!

      • Di says:

        This works on my computer, but I don’t think it helps on my iphone (at least not that I can figure out). When I tap the screen on my iphone to make font larger it’s very blurry. Any chance Q can submit her portion of the blog in the same style/larger font Lynn uses? Would make it so much easier. Thx!

        • quincyil says:

          It is normal size when I post it. It must have something to do with my emailing it to Lynn.

          I will increase the size of the font in the email and see if it helps.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Sorry about that Housewifeaddict and everyone! When Q emails me her blog and I post it as is it comes out small, I can go in to the HTML and change each paragraph font size and a lot of times I do but this morning I just didn’t have time – I will be sure to do that from now on. Sorry!!

  13. Error404 says:

    I’m shocked that I’m shocked about the Peter gossip. I really wanted to like him dispite all the red flags and alarm bells going off.

    I loved that Kathy G went off on Phaedra… I was starting to feel so lonely being the only person on the planet who saw her for the slack jawed yokel she is. “my client be innocent” was priceless!

    • I’m not shocked that you’re shocked that you’re shocked. You usually have great instincts. Speaking of which – what’s with the Phaedra hate? She’s just a girl trying to make a living on a reality show by acting as stupid as we’ll accept from a bright person.

      • Error404 says:

        I hope you’re right. but considering the shocked way her husband responds to her, I’m not totally convinced that “stupid” is an act for miss Phaedra. If mr 404 made a joke about beating kids, I’d laugh and say “oh, you’re terrible!” not give him a straight faced lecture on the history of violence. If it’s an act, someone should clue Apollo in on the joke. LoL

    • HD says:

      Error, you know I live off stuff like this (I need a life or a hobby or both) who is Peter? I keep rereading the blog am I missing it?! What gossip? Who the hell is Peter?!!! (Sorry if this is obvious and I look stupid.)

    • Kathy always is spot on isnt she
      i thought i was gonna die when she said all that

      notice Andy was once again executive producer

      “everyone knows….” lol

      • nathania says:

        I didn’t think she was really hating on phaedra, she was poking fun but that is just her style…I think she said she ‘likes’ Phaedra…god knows there is a ton of material to talk about with that show if you want to look at bad behavior…I think Phaedra is becoming the most entertaining, she has held back and she is beginning to loosen up and let her real personality out.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          I like Phaedra, I really disliked her at the beginning when she talked about “canned foods” and all that but she grew on me, she is funny even when she’s not trying to be and it looked like she was taking herself too seriously while filming in the beginning but by the reunion she seemed to lighten up a bit.

          She, unlike Peggy on OC and Cindy on NY was a great addition to the Housewives cast, in my opinion. 🙂

  14. Does anyone else take delight in knowing how much Jill is bothered that people might think she stole Bethenny’s shapewear idea with her squeezewear?? Too funny! Get over yourself Jill – Bethenny wins again!

    • 2Stupid says:

      Where has Jill made that distinction, did I miss something juicy. I just love Jill having to explain herself. It looks like she stole the idea, becuase it has taken her two years to get said product to market. She has absolutely no business sense-Zero!

      • MAMAZ says:

        To be fair you can’t really steal an idea that’s already out there. Shapewear is nothing new. Spanx took an old idea and supposedly made it better. The whole build a better mousetrap concept. What Jill and even Bethenny are doing is trying to run with someone eslses great idea. What are either of them doing that Spanx hasn’t already done?
        And Spanx has a lot of celebrity endorsments. I was in Dillards the other day and they have a moniter in the hosiery department running a Spanx ad with Queen Latifah. Who are you going to listen to, Queen Latifah or Jill Zarin? lol
        Show Choirs all over the country insist on Spanx for all their girl members. EVEN the super slim girls.
        Spanx has become the generic term for shapewear, like Kleenex is for tissue. I don’t think JZ or Betheny is going to cash in big from shapewear.

        • FLG says:

          Hmmm, I wonder if Jillzy is setting up the scene to explain yet another epic business failure of her own making. She will want to blame Bethenny for sleazy/skweezy’s failure, like she has blamed Ramona for the Kodak endorsement failure. (Just to list one, we know and have discussed the other business failures Jill’s lack of originality have caused) Moldy Book-Amazongate, Bed Bath & Beyond already on clearance, bravobloggate, etc.,etc…… Mamaz, you are right. Nail meet hammer: Who are you going to listen to? Queen Latifah or JZ? If the rumors of a total recast of RHONY come to fruition, JZ’s timing for the introduction of a new product spells disaster.

        • Mimisfbay says:

          I was in Target last night and they have a section near the active wear called Shapewear. It is a wall of products for holding in the pudge. Who knew?

          Bethenny has that cool site with prices and you can actually purchase the garment. Big difference from JZ’s ugly crap and no real outlet.

          • Mookies1mom says:

            I think that with Bethenny she also described it as lazy lingerie that is also shapewear. I’ve never worn spanx because truthfully I’m too lazy. It’s not really something that would make me feel sexy but Bethenny’s line looks cute and would hold in the bulge. I could get with that. With the spanx I would get a weird look from Mookie’s dad. But with most of Bethenny’s line I think he would like it.

            • FLG says:

              How is Mookies Dad doing? I hope he’s feeling better.

              • Mookies1mom says:

                He’s doing well. Thank you for asking! He challenged me to a round of mini-golf in our 2nd annual hubby vs. wife championship. I did get his ball after he made it in so he would have to bend over as much. (Man that sounds sexual no matter how I try word it, that’s as tame as I could get it to sound.) He actually played better than he normally does. I beat him last year and this year looks like it won’t be any different. He’s still a tad sore so we didn’t walk there which we normally would and he actually wanted me to drive. How are you, hubby and Mr. Tigre?

                • FLG says:

                  We’re doing fine. Hubs has a lunch he’s hosting at work tomorrow, so I prepared lunch for 30 today. It was a long day in the kitchen, but I always get a nice sense of accomplishment from it. They’ll just have to heat and serve. Mr. Tigre wants the weather to cool off, but he had fun watching birds and chased a few lizards, so he had a pretty good day, too. There were some gorgeous cardinals out today. I’ll spend more time with Mr. Tigre tomorrow and give him a nice long relaxing brushing.

      • Read this blog that our Lynn linked above:

        Another great blog by LadyBrooks:

        http://ladybrooks.com/2011/06/23/jill-zarins-butt-hurt-sorry-please-vote/

        • MAMAZ says:

          I just read it, hilarious!
          Can you guess how I voted?

          • Go back one blog and read what she actually said about Jill – her original blog was mainly about OC Lynne and Gretchen – with just one mention of Jillzy. Too funny that Jillzy had a hissy fit. Too too funny!

            I can hear it now “Bawby – someone wrote a blog about housewives stealing ideas from other housewives and didn’t mention me to the end! Bawby can I get a margarita – not a skinnygirl Bawby – a Squeezewear Margarita. You heard me – we’re heading up to Montreal to find that bottling plant!”

            Way to go Lady Brooks!!

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Interesting voting results – guessing Jill’s robots are busy elsewhere.

        • LavaLady says:

          I wonder if Jill/Jill’s asst. found the LadyBrooks blog by following a link from Lynn’s blog? More evidence that Jill/Jill’s asst. lurks here every day?

        • Noreen says:

          This makes my day!

        • Lady Brooks should tweet Jill’s lemming and state that if this was something Jill has been developing for years, then why at the wedding filmed last year- when she was trying to slide her ass across the car seat did she complain about her granny girdle and saw how she was “going to” invent a better one.

          If anything Jill’s own words mislead people as to when the development started….and as we all know, very few housewives are involved with the ‘development’ phase- they just “slap their name” on the finished product.

          But you can bet, if Bethanny’s shapewear line takes off, I’m going to enjoy Jill’s troll dance over it.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Truthfully, would you rather be “shaped” or would you rather be “squeezed”….Jill can’t even name a product in a positive way!

      • Golden Girl says:

        No kidding WCW, I would rather be shaped. Jills squeeze product reminds me of the HWOA reunion when Phaedra had to remove her Spanx during a break because they were to tight and she felt like she was going to pass out.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          It will be fun to see Jill on the reunion sofa with all her squeezed displacement of fat puddling around her.

          • LavaLady says:

            You can purchase Bethenny’s shapewear right now on her website. You cannot purchase Jill’s shapewear on her website right now. Case closed. End of story. Doesn’t matter who had the idea first. Like LadyBrooks said in her blog, it matters what is on the table right now.

    • T-REX says:

      The point is Jzilla does not have a product line! You can’t buy it anywhere, she has some random pics on a lowrent website, she has an IDEA of a line, not the actual product. Bethenny, thought of, created, and has marketed a line that is for sale today on her beautifully done website. (I posted this on the Ladybrooks site and she was kind and answered me)

  15. AZ Girl says:

    I am not the only one who would love to have Anthony Bourdain on Rocco’s show. Bravo’s Blogger on Rocco’s show last night also feels the same:

    “When Joel tried guessing who the dinner party’s “mystery guest” might be, one of his suggestions was Anthony Bourdain. Ummm, I would pay to see Anthony Bourdain show up to a dinner party of Rocco’s, but hey, stranger things have happened.”

  16. TEB says:

    Rich is funny! I live in DC and hope to run into them one day!

  17. cabbie413 says:

    OT – Chris Cuomo is on The View right now and he’s looking pretty damn good! He could get it!

  18. WindyCityWondering says:

    It is interesting to read the husbands’ thoughts on the various shows. Simon and Rich are good examples of househubbies who are articulate, insightful and humorous.

    • MAMAZ says:

      As much as I like Alex is a certain ick factor to Simon, lol. Rich Ammons is the best of the husbands.

      • oh no Simon is awesome
        he has one of the quickest wits known to man

        and he is genuinely a nice guy

      • Caitlin says:

        Mama, I’ve been to Australia several times and the men there are “different” indeed! Misogynistic to an incredible degree, IMO. But also quick-witted and very entertaining. To me, Simon has a great balance of these attributes, but I can see why his manner may be off-putting to others.

    • @tweatcyn says:

      Rich and Simon also tweet eachother and they are very funny in twitterville.

  19. Eve from CT says:

    Rich Ammons is very clever and I loved reading this blog.
    Padma is boorish and full of herself. I don’t understand her popularity.

  20. Error404 says:

    Interesting what the blondes are now saying about the reunion… “like a cagefight” and kelly is rude etc..

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Thanks for that site. Kelly’s always rude and mean and senseless imo. Shame on Bravo for having her back this season.

      • Michael Musto always cracks me up
        he looks identical to one of our friends here in NJ Named Mitchell
        one year at wigstock Mitchell & Michael met face to face and thier reactions to each other were priceless
        it was like two long lost twins had found each other
        oh how i miss wigstock

      • Caitlin says:

        Thanks, Error; just love Michael Musto! Only Kelly would come on the reunion show and defend the below-the-belt snarky things she said about Sonya’s home. So Junior High! And there is no telling what else Team Brunette had in store….. I want to see the reunion shows, but, then again, I really don’t.

  21. quincyil says:

    I have been banned from Jill Zarin’s assitant Maggie’s twitter. I don’t know why. I just noticed it now, but Jill jumped up and down on twitter this Sunday when she usually checks this blog and started blogging about good blogs so it might have happened earlier in the week and I just was busy and did not notice.

    In my blog on the prairie and on the board I suggested that there was hope for Jill Zarin. I thought I saw a glimmer of light and complimented her on her handling her issues with Alex. I said that I thought that Jill and Lynn would actually be able to come to terms.

    The reason that I suggested this is that I know for a fact that negative blogs, especially “I Hate Jill Zarin,” are causing Jill Zarin a lot of distress. That distress causes problems with her cast mates and with the way she relates to fans. It is truly a problem for her.

    Jill, contact Lynn at LynnAHudson@aol.com

    Think out of the box, JIll.

    Quincy IL

    The creator of the very first “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie…. When you asked for help, I was there for you, JIll.

    • klmh says:

      Sorry Q, but this note smacks of self-rightiousness. You wrote something like this before, but this time I’m interpreting it as you being better than Jill, that listening to you will help her, that you know best, and that you can help her change so that she won’t receive the negative blogs causing her distress. Am I reading this correctly, or is this a joke?

      • quincyil says:

        It is true concern for Jill. I am being honest.

        It’s concern for another Human being. There are a lot of people suffering because she is suffereing.

        I asked her to contact Lynn and discuss, not me.

        When Jill wanted a blogger to be kind to her. I tried. We even had a Valentines Day where the blog was kind to Jill. People disagreed with it, but I and others felt that reconcilation is possible.

        If you had all of the information, you would understand.

        • klmh says:

          There are lots of people that would appreciate your help Q. I find your posts on this matter self-serving and not appreciated. You are not the end all and be all for counseling and this lady who knows she is right, just as you know you are right.
          Within a 10 mile radius of your home, there are many people who would appreciate your help, Habitat for Humanity, SPCA, well you know…
          I enjoy and appreciate you Q., but this is ridiculous, jmo.

      • I take Quincy’s sub blogs to be written using comic irony.

        • klmh says:

          See above response from Q…

          • Yes, I must have missed her reply in the cross hairs of posting.

            • quincyil says:

              Rabble, I think some of the old prairie blogs were comic irony so you are very smart to remember them after all this time. Thanks for caring.

              Q

              • I'm in Florida says:

                I think they are all great-full of irony, wit and info. I appreciate the gentle kindness that comes across in everything the Q types. I wish I had a neighbor/friend like her–nearby, as the wisdom is always welcome and on target.

                Thanks, Quincy!

                • quincyil says:

                  I am fond of you too. I loved our conversation about DC neighborhoods and shared with someone from that area.

                  I am far from perfect so kmlh has some valid points.

  22. quincyil says:

    “The I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by QuincyIL
    Reality Stars are in time loops that James T. Kirk would have difficulty escaping. They have their lives open to the scrutiny of the masses, sell books about their lives, produce clothing lines, and share their every thought on twitter. It has to be maddening.
    “The Real Housewives of New York” have shared every moment of their lives whether they wanted to go there or not because of the nature of the reality beast. What happens in their private lives away from the cameras always is discovered because they are watched by paparazzi and fans. How they behave in a dress shop in the Hamptons or in an elevator on an island in the Caribbean are shared on the Internet with millions.
    I like the underdog that refuses to give up because that is how most of us live our lives. Jill Zarin loves an underdog too as Ramona has shared with us on several occasions, but Jill and I have different reasons for caring about the underdog. I hope the underdog can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and show the rest of us how to survive in this rat race. Jill gets a feeling of superiority from being on a higher level than the person struggling. Ramona shares so we know Jill Zarin.
    I like Sonja Morgan. I liked her before I knew that she was an underdog. I liked her humor and compassion on the yacht near St. John’s. I like that she ate food and enjoyed every bite while complaining that she ate food. I liked her quiet asides with self-deprecating humor. I liked her clothes and don’t care if they are old. They look great on her.
    I was shocked last fall to learn that Sonja had financial issues and having read the thoughts of a very intelligent board member, I thought Sonja would win her appeal, but when that did not happen this spring, I watch Sonja moving forward and making sure her daughter was loved so I respected her even more.
    I did have a week when I wondered after having watched Sonja at the Marriage Equality March and with Alex at the painting reveal, but now I realize that everyone including my heroes have a bad day. Heroes are Humans and they can be underdogs too.
    Jill Zarin complains that we look at the past and won’t allow her to move forward. Every time Jill smokes a peace pipe with Alex, Bravo replays the treatments of Jill’s BBF, Bethenny for us in a Marathon, so it’s hard for us to leave the past, but it’s possible to break into linear time as both Alex and Sonja have done that. We know of their comments and their mistakes, but we don’t hold them accountable forever like we do to Jill Zarin. Jill Zarin feels that Alex is a hypocrite for forgiving Sonja and Jill Zarin would like to call us hypocrites for forgiving Sonja and Alex, but not Jill.
    Jill Zarin remains in the time loop while Ramona is able to break free and join the blondes in a sincere friendship and this drives Jill Zarin loopy. Ramona has surely been awful to her cast masts. Yet, she can have a season of renewal and Jill cannot. Jill feels this is unfair.
    Season Four was supposed to save Jill Zarin. She has videos on the net describing how it was a return to the fun of Season One. Jill Zarin also shares that it is “The Brunettes against the Blondes.” This is the fatal flaw that keeps Jill Zarin in infamy. Jill loves to fight. It is not something that is forced on her. She makes the fight her first option. Ramona feels badly after a dispute. You can see it in her demeanor. Jill becomes the angry victim who is preparing for the next battle and enlisting the support of other cast members. Ramona wants it all to go away. Jill rents a Viking costume with a sword.
    After each episode, I read the blog and I discuss the stars on this board with fellow commenters. If Jill does something good or looks nice, it is noted. The consensus is that there is something wrong in the way that Jill Zarin looks at her cast mates and at the world/fans that make her worthy of a blog with the name “I Hate Jill Zarin.” Jill openly admits that she is two faced and that her thoughts are real. She does think that Alex is a “F****** bitch!” as she said to the producers about Alex being invited to a wedding. Jill does feel that it is Ramona’s fault that Jill has zero relationship with Bethenny. Jill refuses to accept fault for sharing her negative thoughts and says “I own it.” Owning it is not good enough, Jill. You have to see it, realize that this is a toxic way to think, and stop thinking that way. If you can control your thoughts, you will move out of the time loop and into a better life for yourself and your family.
    Alex had an awful first season. She tried harder and created a fan base. You don’t see Alex yelling at her fans on twitter with “Off with your Head” remarks like the Red Queen, Jill. Sonja communicates with fans and you can sense her sincerity. Ramona is on another planet, but she knows better than fight or insult fans.
    Jill Zarin should fire the sycophants that surround her and listen to Lisa Wexler, her older sister. Lisa is the one person that can guide Jill Zarin out of the time loop. I see Lisa there and I have listened to her and read her blog. She is a reasonable person and she wants her sister to find a way out of this. I hate leaving a Human being lost in a time loop too.
    Lisa, the contact email address is: LynnAHudson@aol.com
    Let’s turn this around and help Jill Zarin come back to reality and happiness.
    Q

    • MAMAZ says:

      Quincy – You are making the same mistake that Alex always makes. You are reasoning with the unreasonable. Because JZ is always in attack mode she assumes everyone else is as well. Becuse her “kind” words exist to mask her ugly intentions she believes you mean the same.
      This is what JZ will take from your blog and why you are banned:

      Jill gets a feeling of superiority from being on a higher level than the person struggling
      I like Sonja Morgan
      Alex and Sonja we don’t hold them accountable forever like we do to Jill Zarin.
      Jill Zarin(is) loopy
      Jill loves to fight
      there is something wrong in the way that Jill Zarin looks at her cast mates and at the world/fans that make her worthy of a blog with the name “I Hate Jill Zarin”
      Jill is two faced
      Jill refuses to accept fault
      yelling at her fans on twitter with “Off with your Head” remarks like the Red Queen, Jill.
      Jill Zarin should fire the sycophants that surround her and listen to Lisa Wexler, her older sister

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        And off the show it is Jill who is causing the casino – on Amazon, with “leaked” stories that are unflattering to castmates, with super secret, exclusive blogs, with interviews that slay past/present RHNY, with tweet and blog blocking. Jill enjoys doing negative things but she don’t understand that what she will get in return will be negative as well.

    • California35 says:

      Right on target Quincy, as usual 🙂

      Jill just won’t change….she tries temporarly but to show us that she has changed, then she expect us (the world and the cast mates) to acept her fake termporary “change”. Not only that but expects them/us to kiss her feet, give her credit apologize the way she wants them to apologize…and kiss her feet. OF COURSE that won’t happen becuase first of all she is ovious that her “change” is fake, and because she start demanding very quickly. . . then getting all dramatic and letting the real Jill back in with screaming and with planing a revenge….on screen or off.

      Yeah it is safe to say we see right through Jill. I think it is just better that she owns that she is the terrible person that she is, and move on.

      • Golden Girl says:

        ITA California.

        • quincyil says:

          Luann told Alex to remember what happens to the messenger. I think that the messenger gets banned from Maggie’s and Jill’s email.

          I think Jill Zarin thinks I am a monster. I am actually trying to always look from her perspective as well as the perspecitive other others that she is involved with on the show and off.

          I think there is a possibiltiy of helping Jill Zarin who is trapped in a time loop and unable to free herself even with the help of Maggie, PR people and all of the King’s men.

          I think Jill should make friends with Lynn and let the waters flow off a duck’s back.

          Jill doesn’t need fancy PR people. She needs common sense and a sense of humor.

          Q

          • MAMAZ says:

            But Quincy, she has neither. That’s why the PR team.

          • Mookies1mom says:

            Even negative attention is better than no attention. At least that is what used to say in the mental health field. Jill hasn’t changed and she won’t. She is always in a fight with someone. She doesn’t seem to think there is anything wrong with her behavior because she has gotten away with it for so long. Now it’s just seen by more people and she can’t stand getting called out on it. If she truly “owned it”, apologized and actually changed her behavior I think people would be more forgiving. But she doesn’t. The saying “The definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different results” applies to Jill. I still hate Jill Zarin because of the way she treats people not because it’s the popular thing to do.

        • Caitlin says:

          Me three.

  23. Noreen says:

    MickeyMouth,

    The pictures are great – especially Teresa and cooking question – hysterical!

  24. Rhetotic says:

    Every time King said, “He’s just a teacher …” I wanted to punch him in the gonads! As the saying goes, “Those Who Can, Teach. Those Who Cannot, Pass Laws about Teaching!”

  25. quincyil says:

    Wow, after reading links about the reunion, I think Jill Zarin exploded on stage yesterday. I was surprised that she was tweeting today, but then I read the lady brooks blog and it seems that Jill Zarin’s assistant Maggie tweets under Jill’s name. If my assistant told the planet about my ear wax, I would fire her.

    Last Friday, I did tweet to my few followers that I liked seeing my grandmother’s girldle collection on national TV.
    I also participated in the discussion about girdles on the board yesterday.

    Honestly, my grandmother had drawers filled with girdles of all shapes and sizes back in the 60s and 70s. I saw her trying them on just like Jill and Sonja tried to get them on in the show. I bet a lot of you have similar experiences with your grandmothers. My great grandmother had sinches with tie strings. I expect that Jill Zarin will come up with that idea any day.

    The company that Jill loved and talked about nonstop when the show started was spanx. If anyone feels that they were ripped off, I would expect that people at spanx would.

    I am now going to swim and exercise so I never have to be sinched.

    Q

  26. Larke says:

    That picture of Teresa is too funny, Mickey!!

    Not to offend any guest blogger, but I am glad DC is not returning. Not necessarily because it was boring, but I could just never get into that franchise. Nothing against them individually, but I just didn’t care for them in the setting of a HW show. Maybe they are great in their own life, but they all fell flat on screen. And please, just get rid of NY before adding HW’s from other franchises!!!! Please, just kill the show first!

    Even though I don’t care for the likes of DC, I’m glad that Lynn supports people she believes in and wants to keep them around.

  27. spikeyweed says:

    Hilarious blog Rich Ammons! Thanks for posting it. Now my brain is stuck on an unlikely combination of images: shirtless Maurcio (yum) and Honey Badgers not caring, lol! Some surfing scenes on the show would’ve been great!

    I don’t think the rest of the cast of DC got a fair shot (compared to the other franchises) or are to blame due to Bravo (or the production company) having cast a couple of Grifters who were better suited for Cops or CourtTV. Bad decision. I guess they were hoping for ‘scandal’ ratings on what turned out to be a gross national embarrassment. That’s -not- entertainment bravo!

  28. vilzvet says:

    NBC showing an oldie but goodie of NY, back when Bethenny was staying with Jill for the summer (putting a roof over her head according to Jill). I think this was the one and only time we ever saw Jill’s dad, and he is not too bad at all. This is the eppy where Gloria demanded a car she “could fit into” and none of Bobby’s cars would do. She is so vile. Jill must be dying that this one is being shown today to the whole country, when Bethenny thought the world of her.

    • California35 says:

      I remember that episode, when I thought what a spoiled woman that need to have the “perfect” car, but at the same time laughed about it. It was funny and ridiculous…

      Also, poor Bethenny not having a place to live and great Jill putting a roof over her head sharing her mom with her. NOOOOT!!! I say poor Bethenny who had to deal with Jill…probably cooking all the meals too.

      I do like to see that season though, and I am recording it on my DVR. I hope to have a few to watch at a time…I will have yesterday’s and today’s to watch tonight 🙂

      • Kerry Okie says:

        Jill was hitching her wagon to a star; she wanted Bethenney to owe her. I’ve no doubt Jill insisted Bethenney stay with her, so that some day she could pull the “I helped you when you were down” card and ride herd over B just like she does Countless and KuKu. For Jill, it’s all about power, control, and manipulation.

  29. California35 says:

    LOL Rich Amons is hilarious!! I loved his blog, I am glad he shared his rules and lessons learned 😛

    I am sad that DC didn’t come back, I felt like we didn’t get a chance for more of the group. I don’t want to mention the couple that ruined things. On the other hand (looking at the bright side :-)) after seeing how the rest of the Housewives franchise, it is probably better that DC is gone. Think of it this way, it is a complement to know that they were not considered Housewives material lol.

    What were the real reasons DC is not back? Who knows? I have a few theories, but all were problably talked about on the blog already. The point is that they are not back and I wish they were. NOT to have them act like the rest of the “real” housewives, but to see a different nicer and clasier kind. Since that proabaly woudn’t make good tv, again i see that as a complement, it is better that they can go on their lives with out changing their personality for the cameras.

  30. smompy says:

    Thank you, Rich for the funny guest blog. I think the DC Wives might have had a chance if not for the Salamis. At least most of that cast was, you know, literate & functional. Then again, Terrible Teresa of Donnybrook Farm always brings the ratings, so I guess ignorance & dysfunction is the way to go in Bravoland.

    I’d been thinking of giving Rocco another chance, but now that I know Anthony Bourdain hates his ass too, I’m thinking I was probably right to ignore him and his show. The fact that Rocco is “friendly” toward LuAnn should have been a red flag for me anyway. Back into the cabinet with you, Dispirito. I’ve never understood the dislike for Padma…not that I think she’s so great myself. I suppose she comes across as snooty to some people. But personally, I get a kick out of trying to figure out when she last smoked a doobie. Usually I guess it wasn’t very long ago. And IMO the pothead community is seriously underrepresented on television these days.

    Didn’t that one article say that Peter (from RHoAtlanta) had already been found not guilty of the battery, or was I misreading it?

    I for one am not looking forward to WWHL tonight. It’s pretty clear that Andy either LIKES Jill Zaein, or that he’s intimidated by her, or (more likely) both. He doesn’t seem to have any problem asking very pointed questions to Ramona, or in mocking everything Alex does, but with Jill, he basically kisses her “skweezed” ass and laughs at all her lame jokes, etc. One hates to be a pessimist, but I’d bet anything that Andy totally favored the brunettes during the reunion taping too. Until Andy Cohen apologizes to me and admits that if he had to do it over again, he would treat all the housewives equally, HE AND I CAN NEVER BE FRIENDS!!! He’s dead to me!!! (Your all can’t see this ’cause we’re on the internet and not in the same room, but I just dramatically tore my own shirt pocket while proclaiming that Andy was dead to me, therefore I mean business)

  31. PantryViewer says:

    Agreed, smompy. I don’t get why Andy favors the ones he does. I’m definitely not watching that poopfest tonight, no.thank.you. I won’t watch anything that gives vile JZ a platform anymore. Andy used to be funny to me, but not anymore.

  32. California35 says:

    I have a sugestion, I am not sure how many are here right now…but hopefully everyone will read this sooner or later (before tonight).

    What if none of us watch WWHL tonight…Well, with the exeption of Lynn and Q so they can recap for us 😀

    I just thought it would be good, we all want to see Jill and wonder what the heck she will say or do on it…but we should not give it ratings…what do you guys say?

    • Golden Girl says:

      I’ll agree to that 🙂 I really don’t care to hear Jills lies anyway.

      • California35 says:

        Let’s not watch then 😀 I won’t watch or record it…

        I will probably watch the rerun of it 😛

    • SoutheastVA says:

      But what if there’s a good poll presented that will allow us to vote our block?

      • California35 says:

        hhmm good point…but do our calls or votes really get through? I never try.

      • Debbie says:

        I’m not watching. I don’t even need to think twice. And any poll Jill is involved in tonight will be won by Jill.. The ‘bots will come out to vote. Jill will win or the lawyers will be called.

        • FLG says:

          I’ll bet the lawyers are already notified and on standby. She has enough esquires in her own family that there no retainer is required.

    • are you kidding its gonna be like a bad car accident you know you shouldnt look but you cant help yourself

      • California35 says:

        he he he I agree, as I said on the first post about it. I want to see what she will say or do this time…AND I am curious to see the conbo of Jill and Adam Corolla. At the same time I don’t want to give her “air time” 😛

      • Caitlin says:

        So true. Knowing JZ is going to be on and that there will be a poll of some kind is kind of like knowing there are Dove Bars lurking in my freezer. Really shouldn’t go there, but………………………

  33. PantryViewer says:

    I’m with you, California. I don’t think it matters ratingswise if we watch or not. Aren’t those determined by Nielson households or something? Heck, I don’t know. JZ isn’t even interesting enough for me as a villan to watch what she may say or do. I can’t stand to watch anything with her on my screen, so no WWHL tonight is easy for me. And I fast forward through her, LuMan and Kelly on the show as well now.

    • Golden Girl says:

      Lol I fast forward through Kelly and Luanns scenes too.

    • Debbie says:

      Pantry,
      Don’t you think Bravo can pull ratings numbers or households watching through cable companies now? They must be able to tally their numbers to know what shows reign supreme in their lineups. Again, I won’t watch..

  34. Mimisfbay says:

    What fun it was to read Rich’s blog. I liked RHDC and think that the Salamis behavior is what caused the sound of the death knoll. No amount of table tossing, faux sex or shirtless men could turn that around. I think that it is sad because there was so much potential for the show; Having lived outside of DC for years I think it could have been a great show. So many great places to see and when there are fundraisers…they can be just huge. They could have reflected more of the people who really live there. It’s Bravo people…what do we expect?

    • Golden Girl says:

      I wonder if Bravo didn’t renew DC because if they did they would have to keep the Salahis because they were under contract and that Bravo knew that if they dropped them they would have been sued?

      • California35 says:

        That is the thery I have. Terminating them would have been a pain.. a REAL pain! Bravo couldn’t and shouldn’t have them on the show — to much pain also.

        That is why blaming them for not having a DC is so justified in my mind.

      • Debbie says:

        Someone should of sued Bravo for keeping the Salami’s cast on DC. They were an embarrassment and I think if all the attention wasn’t on them, the others story lines could have been expanded. I think the rest of the cast got shafted..

  35. 2Stupid says:

    We should flood Andy with mean Zill questions. Do you think it is awful of you to suggest Mario may be cheating on Ramona knowing Avery may be watching. Do you think it is for you to judge if Ramona has a drinking problem, is this another area of your expertise? Do you think it is ok to go to the press regarding the incident involving Mario. Why didn’t you press charges if you were in fact assaulted. Did you ever see the scary island footage. Do you not feel it was in fact bullying to attack a woman that was preganant and already experiencing difficulties, coupled with dealing with the death of her dad. Do you think it ok to use aliases and critique other’s work?

    Ok those are just a few. I wish I could tweet!!!!!

  36. MrWestVirginia says:

    I will have my TV set tuned to “Steel Magnolias”. I LOVE that film. Sorry Bravo!!

  37. Error404 says:

    Stupid question, but why is Adam corolla a guest on wwhl? What is he currently shilling? I thought his whole stchtz was manly man macho man type manstuff. Andy only asks questions abouth HW like it’s the only show on tv. What could corolla possibly have to say about jill vs Ramona, ter vs Mel, Gretchen vs tamra?

    • MAMAZ says:

      And isn’t he an ultra conservative in the Dennis Miller vein? Not exactly Andy’s usual sort of guest.

    • California35 says:

      But isn’t Adam Corolla a great snarker? I am thinking it would be great to have him tell Jill a thing or two 😛 I agree about the man mcaho type thing, and that is why I think it would be good if he is HIMSELF he will mak fun of the housewives and therefore Jill — to her face 🙂

    • My husband LOVES him and is going to make us watch WWHL to see him. Adam isn’t really macho- I think he is more ‘handy’, best friend and next door neighbor type. The kind you stand in the alley and drink beer with.

      If an NHL player can be in the know of housewife politics, I guess Adam can.

      But I am starting for the Neilson ratings record, it has nothing to do with you Jill. I think I might actually tweet some tasty questions for ya.

  38. quincyil says:

    It is true concern for Jill. I am being honest.

    It’s concern for another Human being. There are a lot of people suffering because she is suffereing.

    I asked her to contact Lynn and discuss, not me.

    When Jill wanted a blogger to be kind to her. I tried. We even had a Valentines Day where the blog was kind to Jill. People disagreed with it, but I and others felt that reconcilation is possible.

    It’s not a joke.

    • quincyil says:

      This was to kmlh, I put it in the wrong place.

      • klmh says:

        Yep, I replied above, to your response. Tx

      • klmh says:

        By the way, have you noticed Lynn hasn’t asked her to contact her regarding her “bad” behavior? That is just beyond ridiculous.

    • Error404 says:

      But it is a joke, which is kinda sad. Jill has her mother, her sister, her husband and her daughter all enabling her. I’d venture to add her boss and her co workers as well. It’s not rocket Science. When all of the people most important to you are telling you you are right, and some stranger on a blog is telling you you’re wrong, it’s not hard to figure out which side to take.

      • quincyil says:

        I am Pollyanna according to Lynn. My first instinct is to believe in people. It’s my Achille’s heel.

        Q

        • Smompy says:

          Q, I think that makes you the Caroline Manzo of Bizarro World.

        • FLG says:

          Empress, I have known people like Jill. I, too cheer for the underdog (usually), but the people I have known that are like Jill continue on their path of destruction even when former enablers begin to give them good advice and seek to stop enabling them. I had an Uncle and Aunt who divorced after 43 years of marriage. She was very much like Jill. My poor long suffering Uncle genuinely loved her and tried to help her overcome herself, as did her children. Ultimately she drove everyone away. It was very sad and I wish life could have turned out better for her. She was so capable of being charming and entertaining, but it was all lost because she too believed that everyone, as she did, wears two faces. She always was on the “warpath” with someone. She picked them off, one by one until there was no one left to pick off. Empress you have always demonstrated yourself to be a wise and kind hearted person. You express your reasons and thought processes for your opinions and by doing this, you demonstrably show your respect to those of us who read your posts. For Jill’s sake I wish she could walk the walk of the talk she talks. I would happily celebrate with/for her if she ever does. I just don’t see it ever happening. Come on Jill. Prove me wrong.

      • Christine says:

        Error, I agree with the enabler family with the exception of Mommy (I’m not happy) Gloria. I think Gloria is the root of JZ’s issues. JZ will never measure up in Mommy’s eyes. Lisa is the professional, the one with the J.D. Jill has a degree in Retail Management. Jill had to marry money, after failing in one marriage. Lisa has been successful both personally and professionally. Mommy even wanted to run the photo shoot for “Secrets of a Jewish Mother”, not even acknowledging that the stupid crappy book would never have been published at all had Jill not been a HW. I think Gloria is the type of mother who pits her children against each other, holding up one daughters accomplishments to mock the other and is the ultimate Mommy Dearest – just MHO but that is how the family dynamic of the Kamen women has appeared to me.

      • twoile says:

        @Error, ITA!:0)

  39. California35 says:

    I love the picture of Lynn with Bethenny and her bus in front of Jill’s store 🙂

    • It’s actually Bobby’s store…Jill just thinks its hers.

      • T-Rex says:

        Zarin fabrics has been a long established business, Jzilla just “married” into the franchise, oh and it’s a ZARIN FAMILY business, not just Bawby’s, Jzilla I am sure has no say in any actual day-to-day business. I think the only time she steps into the place is when she is trying to do a photoshoot interview or a RHNY taping! I am sure the employees are happy she isn’t around too much!

  40. MAMAZ says:

    Will there be chatting tonight?

  41. Debbie says:

    Little piece from Village Voice about catching up with Alex and Sonja at a party after the reunion taping
    Real Housewives Reunion Drama! – New York News – La Daily Musto http://bit.ly/ituvgl

  42. Dawn says:

    Kelly Bensimon’s mug greeted me when I went to the CNN homepage. She’s pictured in an ad for something called Open Sky and she’s listed as “fashion editor and Open Sky curator.” Hmmm. I wonder what she’s peddling. Feather and bead merchandise?

    • vilzvet says:

      That comes up on my Facebook page also, all the time. Cannot believe she is getting all that advertising!

      • MAMAZ says:

        I looked at the site. I didn’t want to join so all I saw was the home page. It seems to be a place where celebrities “suggest” or sponser certain items. Kelly’s is a cowboy hat.

  43. Smompy says:

    Oh geeeze Louise, Paris Hilton has her own Bravo show now too? Why was I not told??? I must be out of the loop.

    Unrelated trivia: I’m watching my Sopranos DVDs and am now up to Season 3. Two of the uncredited “actors” playing minor (VERY minor) roles in different episodes from this season were Perez Hilton and Lady Gaga. Weird!

    • Paris Hilton’s show is on Oxygen but Bravo plays the reruns. I don’t know why Bravo is bothering with that show, it is tanking in the ratings.

      • Caitlin says:

        Best news I’ve heard all day! That gal peaked years ago, and it’s been all downhill ever since. And look at how Nicole Richie has turned her life around since she quit hanging out with Paris – now there’s an object lesson for you!

  44. T-Rex says:

    Okay, who has links to any websites gossiping about the reunion, I loved the link to Mr. Musto’s take(Thanks once again Error404), but I saw something about Jzilla may have had a meltdown can’t find it, and as you all know I am pretty good at researching stuff. Pisses me off when my Spidey-search-senses Fail me!

  45. codystl says:

    Lynn – loved having Rich guest blog!!!! I liked the RHODC with the exception of the Salamis. They screwed it up for the rest of the cast. I believe that Celebrity Rehab will be airing soon and I’m curious if they will show any footage of Michaele getting kicked out. Whose worse, Spencer and Heidi or Michaele and Tarek. I think they could be interchangeable.

    Rich – come back again!

    • MAMAZ says:

      Whose worse? Wow, that’s a tough call. But I’d have to go with Spencer and Heidi. The multiple surgeries and calling the police on Heidi’s mother top the Salahis.

  46. Dawn says:

    Vicki Gunvalson interview on Fox & Friends in which she states Tamara Barney is her best friend and she’s also friends with Jill Zarin.

  47. Dawn says:

    Vicki Gunvalson interview on Fox & Friends in which she states Tamara Barney is her best friend and she’s also friends with Jill Zarin.
    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2011/06/23/real-housewife-vicki-gunvalson-on-divorce-and-surviving-reality-tv/
    Oops, here’s the link.

    • T-Rex says:

      Oye! All I have to say is “skanks” flock together! What one doesn’t remember about “Skanks” they will throw you under the bus or out of the “flock” when it suits them! Vicki has no clue what she is dealing with!

    • VAgirl says:

      Well, I had already written Vicki off, but when the only other housewife she would mention as a friend other than OC was Jill Zarin, that did it. Also, she didn’t seem very friendly and look very sincere in the interview. I guess she was just there to sell her new product for making your eyelashes look bigger. She definitely does not look as comfortable being interviewed as Bethenny.

    • quincyil says:

      Everyone has to have a friend on this planet.

  48. AZ Girl says:

    OT: Today is a beautiful day (even though it is 110 outside) HA!.
    My good friend just finish her last procedure (implants) and has now closed the door on a year of fighting breast cancer. She now has new small “girls” to make her feel like a new woman. I can’t even describe the positive upbeat attitude she has had through all of this. I have been taught a good lesson. If you are positive only good things will happen. Take note Jill Zarin…..

  49. VAgirl says:

    To have friends you need to want friends who will be true to you and tell you the honest truth about yourself even if it hurts. That’s not what Jill wants. Even Vicki admitted that she is nice to everyone so they will be nice to her. In other words, be fake to people’s faces no matter what you might really think about them, ala Jill. Make them believe you like them. Then go talk about them behind their backs. I believe you are sincere about wanting to “help” Jill, but she does not want to be “helped” and it is my opinion it is a waste of your time and energy. All this reaching out to Jill is starting to look a little wierd – just my opinion. It doesn’t seem to be working.

    • VAgirl says:

      This was in reply to Quincy re her comment about everyone has to have a friend on this planet.

      • MAMAZ says:

        I don’t believe for a minute that JZ is friends with Vicki. Vicki and Tamra yes. Jill and Vicki are “Bravo friends”. They share a common interest in keeping the franchise going.
        If it weren’t for that I doubt if Jill would give Vicki the time of day.
        Jill has a few redeeming qualities. I think she has some values such as a belief in fidelity that Vicki doesn’t share. But maybe I’m giving Jill too much credit.

      • quincyil says:

        I agree with you too. It is a waste of time and effort.

        It’s probably beyond repair now.

    • Error404 says:

      I said this above too, but feel the need to repeat. Jill has a huge family that all have her back 100%. Even bawby’s kids are on her side, thought I can’t imagine why. And let’s not even get to why bravo boots her up to such an elevated position. She has a huge support team of allies all telling her she is right.

      • quincyil says:

        Does Andy even like Jill? We will see tonight how they get along.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Jill has done things that other employees would get fired for and just keeps that shark smile on her face daring Bravo to do something about it. IMO, Andy tolerates Jill at best.

      • klmh says:

        Good point. I do believe though if you disagreed with her, you would no longer be in her fabulous circle of acquaintances, or friends.

  50. WindyCityWondering says:

    IMO, the DC reunion was the best in terms of people who could articulate their thoughts and that the husbands and boyfriend were just as interesting as the wives. This reunion had truth told, bs called and no one but the lying Salahi circus freaks resorted to yelling, keening or losing their cool. We have missed an opportunity for viewing some quality wives because of the show jacking asshats.

  51. Cusi77 says:

    > A blonde lady motorist was about two hours from San Diego when she was flagged down by a man whose truck had broken down. The man walked up to the car and asked, “Are you going to San Diego?”
    >
    > “Sure,” answered the blonde, “do you need a lift?”

    > “Not for me. I’ll be spending the next three hours fixing my truck. My problem is I’ve got two chimpanzees in the back which have to be taken to the San Diego Zoo. They’re a bit stressed already so I don’t want to keep them on the road all day. Could you possibly take them to the zoo for me? I’ll give you $100 for your trouble.”
    >
    > “I’d be happy to,” said the blonde. So the two chimpanzees were ushered into the back seat of the blonde’s car and carefully strapped into their seat belts, and off they went.
    >
    > Five hours later, the truck driver was driving through the heart of San Diego when suddenly he was horrified! There was the blonde walking down the street, holding hands with the two chimps, much to the amusement of a big crowd. With a screech of brakes he pulled off the road and ran over to the blond. “What the hell are you doing here?” he demanded, “I gave you $100 to take these chimpanzees to the zoo.”
    >
    > “Yes, I know you did,” said the blonde,”but we had money left over so now we’re going to Sea World.”

  52. Nancy says:

    Lindsay Lohan tests positive for alcohol, again!!

    Al Sharpton Al Sharton!!

    • Smompy says:

      Lindsay, that’s weird! That’s WEIRD, Lindsay! Re-enter! Re-enter!

      …rehab.

      • Caitlin says:

        Lindsay is being enabled, almost to death. Best thing that could happen, imo, is that she gets the same judge that kept putting Robert Downey, Jr. back in the slammer. It not only saved his life, but look how it resurrected his career. Lindsay keeps saying she wants her career back, but she keeps doing the same thing — and people keep expecting a different result? That’s nuts!

  53. quincyil says:

    http://www.realitytea.com/2011/06/23/real-housewives-of-new-york-reunion-photos-details-plus-preview-new-episode/

    This site mentions the reunion and lists the tweets of the stars.

    I thought Luann must have strattle the fence again this year because she lists the blondes on her tweet list.

    Luann was friends with Sonja in season 3.

  54. Kats2 says:

    Where is everyone? Are we chatting NYC tonight?

  55. Kats2 says:

    Did you see this?

    “We’re starting a new business with wines,” the Real Housewives of New Jersey star tells the New York Daily News. And her upcoming booze concoctions won’t simply be your red or white staples. Super T continues telling Crushable.com, “It’s a Bellini and it’s going to be called a ‘Fabullini.’ I’ve got a raspberry and peach. It’s Prosecco wine, peach purée, and raspberry.”

    Even as her life and career continue to grow more and more hectic, Teresa’s trying to keep things low-key at home. At least in the kitchen, that is. “It’s simple ingredients that you have in your kitchen,” she continues telling the daily paper about her in-high-demand Fabulicious recipes. “Nothing fancy like the chefs who use a lot of different ingredients. We just use things that are in our house.”

  56. boston02127 says:

    I can’t stand NY so much now that I just wait for the new episode and don’t re-watch last weeks. I use to be able to watch NY over and over.

  57. boston02127 says:

    Ugg..it starts at 10. Why do they keep changing it? Wasn’t it on at 9 before?
    I’m going to get a sub. BBL.

  58. boston02127 says:

    At the beginning of the show Kelly says: “I’m living the American dream one mistake at a time” she should add “starting with this dress”.

  59. Nancy says:

    Obviously Cindy and Jill went to LuMans “house” to borrow her “jewelry” for the reunion,
    but WTF is Cindy wearing in her hair?

  60. codystl says:

    This has nothing to do with IHJZ, but I laughed until I cried and couldn’t see. It will counter balance any negativity from Jill tonight. I hope you guys enjoy!
    http://thebloggess.com/2011/06/and-thats-why-you-should-learn-to-pick-your-battles/
    I hope okeydoekey enjoys it too 😉

  61. VAgirl says:

    There are some FINE looking dudes on Expedition Impossible! That alone is worth watching.

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  63. Maite says:

    Lynn, great post. I don’t have stomach to watch these ladies anymore but I love to read your blog and stay informed. R. Amos blog was hysterical! He should write a book!!!

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