I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of New Jersey Preview / Housewives News

I Hate Jill Zarin  The Real Housewives of New Jersey Preview and Housewives News

But first, an Editorial by Quincy…

The Q Continuum by QuincyIL

It had to happen.  The fans are so much a part of the Bravo formula that a group of fans have been mentioned on “The Real Housewives of New York City.”  Jill has around 150,000 twitter followers, more or less, perhaps less on June 30th.  Some of Jill’s fans are sycophants, some see her good and bad sides and go with the good, and some hate her behaviors, but can’t stop watching her.  I think I fall into the last group.

Jill Zarin is interesting.  She does interesting things. She spends money without care, and then she sells her size six pants on eBay for 46 dollars.  That is fascinating.

Jill’s family seems to love her.  She gives them hugs and great vacations on Bobby’s dime, but he doesn’t mind because” Jill is his wife, his best friend and his lover.”  Jill does cause Bobby headaches at times. She pesters him about “hate blogs” when he is getting dressed to go to the parties of 16 year olds.  She demands $350,000 in diamonds to impress her friends and wear on the streets of New York City.  She will reject a new luxury car that he purchased as a birthday gift if it doesn’t have a special place for her phone.  Bobby will just buy her another car.  You have to admit that this is a fascinating dynamic.

Jill has an Achilles’ heel.  Jill cannot stand rejection. Jill was not popular as a child and she told us that this affects her to this very day.  Jill started an antibullying campaign and put the event on her show because she read about college students having issues and connected with them.  It’s good to show that you are concerned about issues and to try to help, but to feel a victim because some girls in high school did not invite you to their parties is a fatal flaw.

In the beginning of the first season, Jill was furious that Ramona did not invite her to a chef’s cooking session and she was going to pay Ramona back for that.  Simon van Kempen made the mistake of mentioning that Jill was from Long Island and it showed in a New York magazine article and Jill went ballistic.  When Bethenny Frankel thinks you went too far in getting press, you probably made a leap over a cliff.

Jill made herself the most infamous housewife at Bravo when Bethenny sent her a phone message telling Jill “to get a hobby.”  That was rejection.  Jill fell apart. All the King’s horses and all the King’s men could not put Jill Zarin back together again.

And then there was the “Hate Blog.”  As a result of Jill’s behavior towards Bethenny Frankel and Alex McCord in season three of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” a mom in Chicago wrote some comments on Terry Ally’s website.  Terry asked her to guest blog.  She wrote about Jill Zarin.  It was a hit.  People are interested in Jill Zarin.  She is fascinating.

With minor bumps in the road, “The I Hate Jill Zarin” blog was born.  In early May 2010, there are sometimes 10 comments on a blog, but there was always fresh material on the subject of interest, Jill Zarin, and the numbers grew.  It didn’t hurt that the name of the blog was provocative.  Like a song, the name was a hook.

The blog grew into a comprehensive review of Bravo shows and followed the Bravo reality stars on twitter, in articles, and talk shows.  Jill was the center of interest, but the blog features all of the stars, has interviews of Bravo housewives, and even had a blog by Rich Amons, a house husband last week.

As one very wise commenter told us ages ago, we love to hate Jill Zarin.  That is the truth.  Jill says that she is a back stabber, admits to backstabbing, and then complains when someone backstabs her. This is golden.  She is the goose who laid the golden egg.  Bravo take note.  Whoever hired Jill Zarin was a genius.  Give him a raise.

Back to Bobby and Simon van Kempen.  I loved Bobby’s reaction to Jill’s constant complaining about this blog.  He went to Simon at Avery’s Party told Simon that some unknown person was with him while he was dressing for the party and the two men shook on a deal that Simon would never cyberbully his beloved Jill again. You have to love Bobby too.

There is not a chance in hell, that Jill Zarin will let Simon off that hook.  Jill imagined that Simon was behind the “I hate Jill Zarin” blog.  She imagined that Bethenny wanted to hurt Jill when she was busy with work and had found a new love.  Jill imagined that Ramona was preventing her from having a relationship with Bethenny when Jill walked the plank on Scary Island.  She is a creative person, unfortunately she creates drama and girdles and that makes lynnnchicago laugh.

Simon van Kempen has nothing to do with the creation of this blog or the workings of this blog.  He commented twice on the board and the links are on yesterday’s blog.  Simon loves the net and he reads websites.  Lynn got excited about Alex and Simon book tour coming to Chicago so fans of the “Real Housewives of New York” and real housewives of Chicago had a couple of cocktails and some dry crackers after a book signing.  Normally, this would not be a big deal, but the reality stars had just filmed a reunion where Jill has said, “spread eagle in the hallway of your husband’s hotel.”  Jill knew she had gone too far and she imagined that Simon would influence that blogger from Chicago that created the “I Hate Jill Zarin” blog.  He didn’t have to influence lynnnchicago.  She was already smitten with Jill Zarin and she knew Jill Zarin had gone too far.

So the battle between Jill’s forces and Simon was engaged.  Housewives from Chicago were in for the ride of their lives.  Jill was going to drag us by the hair into a national TV series.  She even wrote to us to tell us she was in the middle of a war with us when we were celebrating the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and New Year’s when she logged in as Katrina and asked lynnnchicago what she would do if Simon made peace with Jill and joined her team?  The problem was no one here knew Jill was at war, but with that comment we figured it all out.

There are “events” that will probably come out in the next few weeks.  My special powers tell me this blog and the people here were a part of this in the sense that one of our own was a part of this.   Jill stated that the one thing that bothered her most was that another housewife came between her and her husband, Bobby.  The gift of telling the future that all Qs have tells me that we are in for the ride of our lives.  I could be wrong, but I have a pretty good record as you all know.

Welcome back to someone special.  Welcome back old commenters. Welcome to new visitors, please stay and share.

We will be honest.  You will get the back story, good and bad.  Enjoy the site and please look at old blogs.

Thank you,lynnnchicago, we would not have this experience if you had not created this “Hate Blog” and made us laugh at Jill and ourselves.

Thank you Jill Zarin, I love you more than I hate you, but that is our secret.

WOW Quincy, great blog!  Follow Quincy on Twitter:  @QuincyILIHJZ

I noticed that Quincy mentioned June 30th, in case anyone is unsure of what is happening on that date a whole lot of Twitter members have planned and are calling June 30, “National Unfollow Jill Zarin Day”.  From what I can tell the plan apparently is to stop following her on Twitter and “Unlike” her on Facebook.  I can’t take credit for starting this movement but I support it whole heartedly!  Some have expanded it to include unsubscribing from her newsletter as well.

It’ll be interesting to see if her numbers change on that date, we’ll be monitoring this national holiday very closely here at IHJZ, Jill’s numbers as of today are:

Twitter Followers:  155,746

Facebook Friends:  147,370

Jill claims to have 55,000 subscribers to her Newsletter which is basically her Bravotv.com blog with a bit more information and sometimes photos thrown in.  I’d post it here for you but she’ll report the blog again if I do because she has too much time on her hands, allegedly.

One of my blogs that I’m guessing that Jill wasn’t too fond of…  https://lynnnchicago101.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/i-hate-jill-zarin-alex-simon-guest-blog/

Jill tweeted a reminder for those new readers who may not know, she must have felt the need since she is responsible for so many of the new readers:

@JillzarinReminder…if you follow hate…I will block you. If blocked by accident let me know thru jillzarin.com

Jill Zarin is a control freak, she wants to control who you follow and she wants you to NOT follow me!  Jill will never get it, this blog is PR101 per Kelly Bensimon at it’s finest but Jill’s not smart enough to get it.  She’s not kidding, if you follow me, she will block you but most likely it won’t matter much on June 30th on National Unfollow Jill Zarin day.

Lady Brooks hit the nail on the head again:



Jill Zarin deleted tweets?  And you’re surprised?   Welcome to my world.  This is what they do, probably the most guilty of this behavior is Dina Manzo, she doesn’t own anything she says on Twitter, she goes ballistic on people then deletes entire conversations as if they never happened.  Dina’s explaination?  She doesn’t want to bring attention to the viewer that criticized her, she doesn’t want them to get additional followers due to the Twitter argument.

Thre’s a few problems with that, first of all maybe you should have ignored them in the first place if you don’t want others to read it.  You want to have the battle but you don’t want anyone else to read it.  That is cowardly!  I will say quite honestly that before I tweet something I think about that, do I really want to battle with some idiot who doesn’t like me and know that those tweets will be out there forever?  My followers will see that I couldn’t let a critic slide, ignore a rude person or just let things go?

I admit that I have had Twitter arguments, I am not proud of them all but I don’t delete them either.  Deleting your Tweets means you don’t own them, Dina, Jill and Kelly Bensimon are guilty of this among others.  Lady Brooks will soon learn that you can delete tweets but they’re never really gone forever.

Tonight The Real Housewives of New Jersey will air to entertain, raise your blood pressure and infuriate you, cause that’s what they do!

From “Life According To Me”:

Teresa Giudice rips off Bethenny Frankel…AGAIN.

As if calling her first cookbook Skinny Italian wasn’t enough of a rip off, she has now created her own cocktail! She calls it “The Fabullini.” It’s a Bellini. Oh, good Lord…

Honestly I’m surprised it hasn’t happened sooner.  These Housewives are watching Bethenny get rich and famous, that’s all they ever wanted so they will rip her off, without shame and without explanation, really they will!

Bravo has posted two video previews of tonight’s show, you can view them and all the Jersey videos here:


Bravo TV.com Preview #1 finds the Giudice’s, Manzo’s and Laurita’s vacationing at Teresa and Joe’s vacation house, no not the one on the Jersey Shore, oh no, not the one in Italy, this is the one in The Catskills.  I don’t remember seeing that house listed as an asset on Teresa’s bankruptcy documents but I’m sure it was an honest mistake..moving on…

The men are target shooting off the back deck if the home while the ladies go shopping.  It is after Thanksgiving and there is Christmas shopping to be done.  Chris Laurita wisely tells Joe Giudice that he hopes Teresa has  been given a budget for holiday shopping this year but Joe thinks that is crazy, after all, Teresa is working, how can he tell her not to spend money?  I have an idea, why not pay all those contractors whose families may not have a very great Christmas because they spent days and weeks and months  building your home for you and never got paid?   Just a thought.

Teresa is telling the ladies that each of her daughters have provided her with a list for Christmas gifts but that the economy is bad so they’ll be happy with just one or two things each.  This sounds like a set up to me, I’m sure this scene will be flashed back on the Christmas episode when the Giudice girls are opening dozens of expensive gifts.  We saw an earlier preview of Christmas and we hear Gia Giudice saying that this was the “best Christmas ever” and I have a feeling it isn’t because of the warm family glow and delicious turkey dinner.


Preview #2 and we’re back in New Jersey at the Gorga’s house as Melissa and Joey are getting ready to go out for the evening.  Joey is groping his wife and it’s sort of awkward because she is pulling away, I guess he wasn’t kidding when he says he has a really strong sex drive.  There is a time and place for everything and as she finishes getting ready to go out is probably not the best time.

In the car with the kids in tow Melissa explains to Joey that since her father passed away he should spend every moment he can with his own parents.  I think this is part of the deep seeded hurt that Joey is feeling.  I think Joey watched as his parents, specifically his father, became closer with Joe Giudice than with him.  Whether the show had anything to do with it or not is difficult to tell because it does seem as though the Gorga parents are spending a whole lot of time at the Giudice household to help with the children and cooking and cleaning and laundry.  Teresa has no help, you see, she does it all herself, no nanny’s, maids or drivers for Teresa, she has free help, her parents.  After all someone has to drive Joe Giudice to work every day and to the liquor store to buy scotch since he has no driver’s licence from an earlier Driving While Intoxicated charge.  In his defense he tried to get a driver’s licence but it was in his brother’s name, who knew that was illegal?

Joe and Teresa need her parents more than Melissa and Joey, The Giudice’s were on television, they have events to attend, book signings and premier’s, red carpets to walk and  charity functions.  Who can blame the Giudice’s for utilizing the free babysitting, cooking, cleaning services, they’re a little short on funds to hire outside help.  God Bless Teresa for doing it all without outside help!


This is an “extra” video that we will most likely see on some lost footage episode at the end of the season.  Jacqueline and Teresa are having their morning coffee together and Teresa’s phone rings, it’s her husband Joe, again!  We see a lot of Teresa talking to her husband on the bedazzled phone this season.  Somehow the conversation turns to sex toys and ..well just yuck!

Tonight the conversation continues between Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice.  Teresa has the unfair advantage of having just gotten advice from THE Caroline Manzo, and was told to put her big girl panties on, suck it up and make peace.  I don’t think she can lose with advice like that, do you?

Tomorrow we’ll recap the Jersey girls, don’t miss it!

Until Next Time….

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555 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of New Jersey Preview / Housewives News

  1. Kansas Girl says:

    Keeping up with the blog has become like a full-time job! I love it! I was busy all day Friday and now this morning have finally caught up from Thursday night when I logged off. Whew! Thank you all for so much fun!

  2. Amy Matheson says:

    Teresa has a new drink? She could’ve called it the Skinny Bellini.

    Haha, But that would’ve been a TOTAL (instead of probable) ripoff of Bethenney. Or Alexis.

    PS I hate Jill Zarin.

    • quincyil says:

      Jill created a new soft drink, “Diet Kola.” It will be available in retail stores in June of never like her girdles.

      • Amy Matheson says:

        The Alexis Bellini can be the next one. Followed by the Tamra Bahama Momma.

        And then the HW can start selling drinks AND pills. Let’s start with the Sicki Vicki Hangover remedy. Chase it with The Jill Pill. It makes you a connector! So sexy, smart, fabulous and HAWT (in your mind) – which will give you the confidence so you can start the madness all over again!

        It will be Real Housewives of the Valley (of the Dolls)

      • FLG says:

        Another fine blog Empress. How do you find the time to accomplish all that you do? I have my hands full with Hubs, Mr. Tigre and just making sure we all have a nice home cooked meal in the evenings and some clean clothes to wear. Mr. Tigre requires some assistance in grooming department as he is getting old, but still likes to look his best. He’s an American short hair, but has the thickest short hair I’ve ever encountered on a cat. I think he’d be more comfortable in Siberia than Flori-duh (I’ve decided to use that spelling until we get marriage equality here, so I imagine you will be seeing it for a long, long time), but Mr. Tigre has fortunately ruled Siberia out as a place for his pet humans to inhabit. (I’m totally ripping off Jillzy’s Ginger having her own twitter account, here).

        • quincyil says:

          Well, right now I am waiting for the farrier. I washed the hooves of 10 horses this morning with a hose because of the mud.

          • Kansas Girl says:

            I’m sorry to tell you, Q, but more rain is coming. We’re making it out here on the prairies west of you. Sorry. It’s not my fault. (I suspect it’s Jill’s fault.)

          • Indy Anna says:

            Do you ever sleep? You are like the pink bunny. I feel like a slug next to you.

          • Carlin says:

            Your farrier loves you. I have seen sooo many people not do that and it just seems rude. A farrier will do better work if he can see what he is working on and doesn’t fatigue his back cleaning feet. Gold star for Q, compliments of another hoof hoser offer.

      • boston02127 says:

        Q–LOL, June of never. Good one! And so true.

    • kbinldo says:

      Kelly’s tried that too. Unfortunately for her, she “invented” the michilada, and a beer company already had a michilada product on the market (at least here in South Texas).

    • BessiB says:

      Huh. A bellini should be made fresh

  3. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    I think it’s disgusting the way Tree has ripped off Bethenny again & again. But fortunately it won’t bother Bethenny too much I am sure. lol 🙂
    I Still Hate JZ Too!

  4. quincyil says:

    Mob Wives is on tonight. Maybe Teresa will respond to Drita’s offer of a a cage fight by the time we put the post up. LOL.

    I think the Mob Wives are very similar to the NJ women in the sense that they are all about family and are insulted easily. They all hold grudges.

    I hate to say it, but Danielle was treated badly for things she had done twenty years in the past. Her mistake was to go in the same direction as the Manzos and do harm. She should have kept tryig to be a good person and ignored the baloney.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      If it involves money & violence that’s like being home for our little ape girl right?
      I was starting to like Drita until I read about that fight Q.
      Thanks to you I started watching Mob wives.

      • quincyil says:

        Drita was honest about being in hand to hand combat that sent other women to the ER. Why did she not go to jail or be sued for that?

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          I didn’t see that one yet. I am still catching up. If she hurt someone she should be in jail. I just thought she was stupid at picking husbands.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          With Mobwives there seems to be a deep seated sense of street justice that would preclude going to the proper authorities when fisticuffs a come into play. This is a cultural thing that both boys and girls subscribe to and apparently parents don’t have a problem with.

  5. quincyil says:

    I wish Sonja’s book was coming out. i woud have given them to some of my younger relatives who are getting married this summer. I think cookbooks are great gifts for a kitchen.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      With Food Network and the web replacing cookbooks the good news is cooking will continue! I have many cookbooks and food magazines but when my kids see something interesting on a cooking show they go print out the recipe and we will make it together. My youngest son has been making flawless risotto since he was six!

    • klmh says:

      I wish she would too. I actually use mine more than my oven because there are only 2 of us, and it doesn’t heat up the kitchen or use the energy the larger ovens use, but it would be fun to see other recipes.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Me too! I’ve been wanting to get a new one. My last one burned up in a cookie incident. My guests asked if they should be concerned about the smoke coming from the kitchen. LOL. Best cookies ever, but the toaster oven was toast.

        • @tweatcyn says:

          I only use my toaster oven, rice steamer, and microwave anymore. Just heated some frozen pizza in the toaster oven and will be enjoying it momentarily. Would love to see Sonya’s cookbook. PS. Kelly Bensimon, Sonja was not shooting those photos to sell toaster ovens. She was shooting pics for a cookbook for toaster ovens. Just saying.

        • klmh says:

          Kansas Girl:
          I know what you mean. Im afraid my old toaster oven will go out soon and so many of them are too large to toast in, but could be used for baking. Im just hoping it lasts as long as my last one, about 20 years. Still have another 5, with fingers crossed…

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Chef Eric Ripert is a fan of the toaster oven and has reviewed recipes – google him!

        • klmh says:

          Thanks WCW. I will google him.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Please report back – I favor my crockpot but am willing to give my toaster oven a project or two!

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              Hey – maybe we can combine forces and give Sonja a chapter of fan favorite recipes for her book!

            • klmh says:

              I use my crock pot for sauces, chili, and things I love to make pounds of to store in the freezer for a quick thaw and warmup. There are so many great recipes for it, but do you have a favorite? I’ve never done a roast or chicken…

      • quincyil says:

        I can actually use the toaster oven outside. I use my rice cooker outside in summer too. In winter, they just help heat the house and add humidity, but in summer you don’t want that.

  6. Mary says:

    You are a treasure and an excellent writer! Wow!

    At some point, I hope the housewives’ franchise prohibits selling crap during the episodes. I’m sick of the info-commercials.
    I will never buy a Jill girdle, a Ramona wine, a skinny anything from either Bethenny or Teresa, and most certainly will not download LuAnn singing like a drag queen.

    It’s getting out of hand.
    Thanks again for the blog. You are a class act.

    • quincyil says:

      I make mistakes in writing. At U of I Urbana, I scored high from high school so they had me take all science and math. I have a book here in case I can’t decide what to do with that parenthesis. I would like an editor. Maybe, one of Kelly Bensimon’s people will help me.

      • tc says:

        Not sure how Kelly could write anything considering the hard time she has in forming a sentence when she speaks.

    • Kukulet says:

      I’m willing to give credit where it’s due: I love the Skinnygirl Margarita, so I’ll keep buying that.

      Allergic to wine, so Ramona’s PG is out for me, regardless of how good it might be.

      I liked Teresa’s first cookbook, even though she stole the name. There are good recipes in there. I doubt she created them, but they’re still good.

      I checked Alex’s book out from the library and it was good. I enjoyed it. I didn’t buy it because my kids are raised, but I’d recommend it if someone asked me about a good parenting book.

      Jill’s girdles-if I found a girdle that was comfortable, did what I want it to do, and it had a JZ label on it, I’d buy it and not care-but I don’t buy girdles according to the name label anyway. I don’t any women who do. We’re not looking for designer labels in our girdles-we’re looking for what fills the need as comfortably as possible.

      Jill’s bedding looks like it was designed by Brad while he was channeling Timothy Leary, so really not interested. If Sonja comes out with a toaster oven cookbook, I’ll give it a look see in the store. If it’s good, I’ll buy it.

      I’ll also give credit to Bethenny: she never pretended to invent the margarita, or even the SkinnyGirl version-she wanted a low-cal drink and she hired people to create that for her. Unlike Kelly, who mixed up a michelada and then declared that she “invented” it. Idiot.

      But Bethenny did do the work to market it initially, and market herself, and she’s been smart about that, so kadooz to her. I also appreciate the fact that Bethenny has stuck to her word and doesn’t badmouth or reference Jill at all. And I just admire Bethenny all around. She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s pretty, and she doesn’t pretend to be infallible. She’s got a sharp tongue, but she owns what she says, good or bad. I don’t worship her, don’t think she’s perfect. but I like her.

      Anyway, my two cents…

    • PJ says:

      My daughter tells me that Skinny Girl Margaritas are great. My daughter and a friend were out having a drink and my daughter ordered a SG Margarita while her friend ordered a regular Margatita. Her friend made fun of my daughter’s choice and so my daughter said taste it yourself. When her friend did she was sold on the SG Margarita. They both agreed that there was way too much sugar in the regular Margarita and that the SG Margarita was great because you don’t want all those calories and it tasted really good.

      While I would never buy anything JZ, T, or Kelly sells just on general principle, I would buy the Skinny Girl stuff based on my daughters recommendation and the fact that Bethenny is the real deal unlike the others.

      • Mary says:

        Taste is subjective, I respect that. I’m speaking from my personal experiences and preferences. I live in Texas where you grow-up with all types of margaritas. Some come from machines, mixes, fresh squeezed lime juice, top drawer tequila, it just depends where you buy it and how much you want to spend. Just like anywhere else–not just Texas.

        The first time I heard of the skinny margarita was when I went to dinner with a friend and she ordered straight lime juice (no mix) and basically mixed her own with the tequila brought on the side. It confused the waiter but she explained Bethenny’s concept. I tried it and liked it. So months later, at that same friend’s party, she brought out one bottle of skinny margarita. She had bought it because we both watch rhonyc (last season), and I tried it. I found it to have a stale chemical taste. Not bad, but not to my liking. The concept mixed with fresh lime juice was superior and good because I too don’t like a sugary margarita. Now of course anything fresh will taste better, but in MY OPINION I did not like it.
        So that’s my two-cents and I hope I won’t be attacked because I disagree. I love this blog and enjoy coming here.

        • PJ says:

          In all fairness you are absolutely correct taste is subjective, and although my daughter does think that her SGM was from a SGM bottle, I suppose it is possible that it was made fresh, but she doesn’t think so.

          My daughter grew up in a house where she was never served anything that wasn’t fresh and natural, never anything out of a can or jar. She never had any baby food that I didn’t make fresh and never any formula. My daughter grew up in a house where mixes, cans, boxes were unheard of in cooking. Everything was fresh and homemade.

          One time my daughter came home to visit when she was in college and I was making green bean casserole using a can of green beans. She was shocked and I felt bad seeing a look of almost betrayal on her face, but explained to her that sometimes you make exceptions, especially if you’re making a dish for a large party and want to make sure it tastes the way people expect it to taste. So the point is my daughter is not into anything that has a chemical taste and if she felt the SGM did she wouldn’t have liked it.

          But from my daughters perspective of the SGM I see there is a need for this. Young people who are very interested in health and beauty don’t want to waste calories on sugary drinks. Bethenny was a genius to come up with this. Not everyone will love it but there certainly is a market for it.

        • Kukulet says:

          Sorry…I read my post again and didn’t mean to seem snarky.

          Absolutely, taste is subjective. I would never condemn anyone for not liking Bethenny’s drink just because I do. 🙂

          My original point was that I don’t buy this things because of the HW name attached to them, regardless of how much they pimp their products on the air. If it’s good, I’ll buy it. Someone here said Bethenny’s margarita was good, so I gave it a try and I liked it. (IHaven’t tried the version with fresh lime juice-will probably like that even better when I do.)

          If it isn’t good, then I don’t buy it and don’t miss it. But I do agree it gets tiresome watching them bring up their brands in every single episode.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I brought a pitcher of Skinnygirl Margs to a neighborhood party – all the macho hubbies loved it and only their wives know what I did!

        • Mary says:


          • Dani says:

            I have diabetes so I was thrilled when I could purchase Skinnygirl Margaritas here in AZ. I really like the drink and now have all of my friends buying it. It is nice to be able to have a Margarita without worring about all the sugar.

            • PJ says:

              Same with me so I rarely drink, and wine instantly make me feel sick probably because it raises my blood sugar. SGM is a good thing if you have to watch blood sugar.

              • PJ says:

                I’m not recommending anything though as Diabetes is a very difficult disease to deal with and control. What one person can handle food or drink wise another might not be able to handle and keep control of blood sugar.

        • Undermywheels says:

          If you’re on a budget like me, you can make your own. A glass of ice, a shot of tequila, a splash of lime juice and the rest Sprite Zero. They are delicious!

      • ramonacoaster says:

        I tried the Skinnygirl Margarita too and I liked it too. It wasn’t too sweet and the taste of the tequila was just right. Ramona’a Pinot tasted the way I like Pinot to taste. Crisp and fruity. The stuff that Jill, Kelly & Luann shill – I don’t need it and doesn’t interest me.

    • @tweatcyn says:

      Speaking of LuAnn singing like a drag queen, please flash over to my latest blog post: http://tweattwaddle.blogspot.com/2011/06/ass-with-count-less.html

      • Caitlin says:

        Excellent work. tc, with LuAnn, it truly is a case where truth is stranger than fiction!

  7. Dawn says:

    An article is the current US magazine states that Joe Guidice sold the pizzeria in October and Theresa is now the sole wager earner for the family…….guess Joe really isn’t in the position to hold her to a budget.

    • quincyil says:

      Wow.. is that why he has so much free time to travel to California and Florida with her? I wondered who was making the pizza dough.

      • Kukulet says:

        Somebody better than Joe, hopefully. The one episode that showed him at work , he commented that he had customers who’d been waiting an hour for their pizza. That’s pretty bad service. Even a Chicago deep dish IN Chicago at the height of rush hour doesn’t take a damn hour.

        • FLG says:

          Maybe he should have called in Gordon Ramsey 8)

          • T-Rex says:

            FLG, I don’t think Gordon is the type to show someone “laundering” money through a cash business how to turn it around into an actual eatery.

  8. Rhetorica says:

    Q, you are the omnipotent being from the Continuum! Didn’t you love Q’s wife & their “coitus” scene?! I didn’t know the blog was just a year old! I’m nearly one of the founders! I’m going to say I am and just because you have facts, I can yell louder, cry longer, and, stab backs better just like JZ.

    • quincyil says:

      The acorns don’t fall far from the tree when it comes to baby Qs. I love science fiction. My older son’s first memory of a movie was ET.

      If you look on the right, there are months. The earliest blogs are from the month of May 2010 and you can see familiar names commenting. Lynn had a hubpages for a short time and I registered there, but shortly after that, she came to word press. Last summer, when Jiill was fighting with Bethenny, the blog shot up to 10,000 hits at the end. It runs around 10,000 a lot of the time. NJ nights, it was spiking to 17,000 or more. Now, NY has hit all time highs with 40,000 plus.

      I think people will watch the reruns and wonder what Bobby is talking about so the blogs will get more hits and lynnnchicago will move up on the google search.

      A while ago, Jill put out hyperlinks with “IHateJillZarin.” If you hit on the blue colored words it took you to her site. Some blogs complained and said she would pay for advertising. I now think this was a test run hoping to get hits to JillZarin.com. Her PR Dept probably thought this being on the show would cause “Hate Jill Zarin” to get hits so they wanted some of that. Bloggers asked her about it in blogs and the links stopped. There is still one on an old blog here. I did not take it off as I did not know what it was all about. Lynn was away.

      i never back stab. I really don’t confront people. If there is an issue at work, I work with them to solve the problem and treat them with respect. Everyone needs a hand and when I was learning, people helped me.

      Over time, everyone here has learned to take unfavorable comments with a grain of salt. I read the comments, but they don’t affect me. I have taken “water off a duck’s back” to heart.

      • PJ says:

        Amazing the number of hits this blog is getting!

        Since you love SciFi have you ever watched Dr. Who?

        • quincyil says:

          Yes, but I like my Dr. Who to be a little older. I also had a crush on Captain James T. Kirk when I was 16.

          • PJ says:

            Have you watched the new ones on BBC America? There have been three new Doctors since the new series began. I have watched as many of the old ones as I could get my hands on. I do agree that the old ones are really good, but love both.

            • quincyil says:

              Yes. I think it’s interesting that the lead actors keep changing.

              I am also a fan of the Terminator and Predator movies. I get scared, but I like them.

              • @tweatcyn says:

                Quincy, I too am a SF fan, especially The Next Generation, Star Trek, featuring your namesake. If you like Terminator (as I do) you should watch the Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series. Only two seasons but way awesome. I was so pissed they ended after 2. A cult hit but not a commercial hit apparently.

              • PJ says:

                It kept the show going; there are about 40 years of Dr. Who I think. It was a brilliant idea to come up with a character that doesn’t die but instead regenerates when one actor wants to leave the show.

                I know others have said they are having problems with this site but I never have till today, something is not working correctly. An example the ‘enter your comment here’ won’t go away plus trouble leaving comments.

      • Rhetorica says:

        My kids were raised on Scifi too. I also raised then to dance and they still go dancing with their so’s & us. Course I haven’t danced in over a year, but I bet I will soon. You are always objective in your posts (must be the scientist in you) and very courteous! That must drive JZ crazee!

    • FLG says:

      Rhetorica, I would like to compare notes on back surgery with you. I am interested in the water therapy you are involved in. Would you be willing to discuss this with me?

  9. Carly says:

    Blog is great today. Just wanted to let a little secret out myself; You can BUY twitter, facebook and newsletter followers. It’s all PR and I can tell which housewives do and it and those who don’t. Since I don’t want to make accusations (like “someone shoved me….” or “so-and-so is a drunk”), I will leave it at that. More money=more followers is usually the equation unless you are a NYT best-selling author like B.

    Just sayin’

    • quincyil says:

      I noticed listed followers on my new twitter. It was a company. I think they want free advertising. LOL.

    • I’ve noticed NeNe and Kandi also have a huge amount of followers. I’m making the assumption they are just popular – since I love Kandi, and the funny NeNe (I don’t love the mean NeNe that was on the tour bus, but I always hope for the best from her.)

  10. Nancy says:

    Good morning people and good night people.
    Bad night in the ER. 😦
    See you tonight at “Let’s chat”

  11. boston02127 says:

    That pic of Jill and Ginger makes me want to vomit everytime I see it. Just ick, ick, ick. That poor dog. Jill is beyond gross.

  12. jeepers1941 says:

    I still don’t understand it, how jz has the nerve to show her face out in public. If I knew and we know she has to know it, there are people who actually do hate her. Why would she subject herself to this kind of torment. Is she really this stupid? My God, she has no shame. I am surprised she hasn’t done herself in yet or at the very least moved to another country. She has lost her beauty for some time now, yet she still thinks she is attractive and her actions make her ugly as well. I often wonder if she has not been afraid for her own safety, like someone wanting to do harm to her?

  13. AZ Girl says:

    Well done Q. I enjoyed your blog this morning. Hot again here. High 111. I know “shut up AZ Girl about the heat” HA!

    • quincyil says:

      It cool here.

      • AZ Girl says:


        • fatally flawed says:

          I feel you on this! The temp this morning has that “110 by1pm” feeling. On the bright side, it makes getting up at 5am actually appealing- just to have a few hours when going outside isn’t like stepping into Dante’s seventh ring.

    • PJ says:

      My daughter just moved there almost a month ago. She keeps telling me it’s ok Mom it’s 110 but it’s a dry heat. I don’t think I’ll be visiting in the summer.

      • FLG says:

        Oh, a convection oven rather than a steam bath. I think I’d invite her to some eastern mountain areas for summer get-togethers.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Dry heat sounds good right now. We were fairly cool, but humid this morning. It was sunny when I went to the store. 30 minutes later, BLAM, pouring, then finished. When I went out, the sun was coming out, temps were up a good 10 degrees, and the humidity so high I think you could swim out there. Ugh. Planning my day indoors as much as possible.

  14. tvbrat says:

    I am not Teresa, Jill Zarin, or anyone affiliated with The Real Housewives. I don’t work for any of them and am not anyone’s minion. I’m going to take a stab at this once and promise not to bother you again.

    I’ve been reading the blog off and on since last year. I don’t come often because it does bother me how much general, thoughtless negativity is often displayed here. If you truly believe in karma, then having a “I hate…” blog could be a bad thing in the long run. However well intentioned it might have started, the casual observer would not know any ‘good’ people post here at first glance. It could be a bit much to expect a general audience to look beyond the title without judgment.

    Encouraging fans to unfollow Jill is really no different than any of the tactics she’s being criticized for. I’m no Jill fan, but I might decide to follow her just because I think negative campaigns of any kind are wrong.

    I do wish you the best and hope you reconsider some of your activities.

    • quincyil says:

      Thank you. I think it’s a reaction to one year of people here being banned by Jill Zarin and threatened by her about following lynnnchicago on twitter. I hope you will also consider this and wish you the best.



      • PJ says:

        I just want to say that people who get hung up on the word hate in the title of this blog are missing the point. I doubt that anyone here actually hates JZ. I know I don’t hate her I just don’t like her.

        But the fact is that people do find her interesting, ok so maybe not in a good way but still interesting. The fact that this blog and others like it exists is probably what is keeping Jill on the show.

        Let me explain. To have a successful show that people want to watch you need certain elements. There have to be the villains that we love to hate and the heroes that we love to love and can root for. There have to be underdogs that triumph in the face of villains that try to bring them down. You see the underdogs down and then get up triumphant and shake the dust off their feet, as the villains plot how to bring the heroes down again.

        People care about both categories of people/characters, both bring in viewers. Which is exactly the point no viewers no show. If no one was talking about JZ she wouldn’t be on the show because no one talking means no one cares (for example Cindy). JZ is the ultimate villain Bethenny was the ultimate sassy hero/underdog. We all had to know deep down that heroes and villains can’t be real friend because venomous snakes always strike eventually no matter how nice you are to them, it’s their nature.

        • quincyil says:

          I think Jill and Bobby believe we hate Jill. IF Bobby didn’t believe that why would he have a fight with Simon at a birthday party for a young girl?

          I think Jill has played the victim and Bobby plays the White Knight every day in real life.

          • PJ says:

            Jill should be thanking you and Lynne for all the attention she gets from this blog. Either she really doesn’t realize it or is using this for more attention.

            • Kansas Girl says:

              I was just thinking that this morning. I’m surprised Jill isn’t taking credit for starting this blog and enjoying all the attention. She’s missing a huge opportunity.

            • ms molly says:

              I think you’re right. NY was so incredibly, unbelievablely boring. I think Bravo is trying to help these poor souls generate some publicity. Never has mattered what kind, just publicity to get the ratings up. I started to think that when Kelly turned up ” somehow sane and the peacemaker” after that national breakthrough she had last year, and the absolute , (can be nothing else) acting jobs that Kelly(shhhhhhhh, go out and come back in authentically), LuAnaconda(I’m hosting this beautiful trip of a lifetime – you missed your dinner time, so you will damn well go to bed hungry. and oh yeah, we’ll do what I planned to do or you can just stay in your room), and Ramona ( collapsed on the bed crying asking “why wouldn’t she hear me- compared to last year (Kelly collapsed on the bed crying, asking “why would she do this – referencing Bethenny’s gift bag) Jill was excused from the acting classes and is just being normal, and Cindy…….well. So if Bravo, knowing how boring this season was, felt a pick-me up was needed – what better than a “hate blog”. That’ll bring em in droves. All they want is the ratings. And, surprise – it’s working!!

          • Caitlin says:

            Good point! Too bad Bobby can’t accept that it’s okay to love his wife AND hate some of her behavior!

        • Larke says:

          I am a supporter of the blog, but just so you know people do claim to really hate her almost daily. So, while you may not hate her because you have no reason to really hate her, many people here do. I find that she can be rude and handles things in a very immature fashion, but I do see positive things about her (I would just never mention them on this blog!!)

          And I agree to a point about not getting caught up on the “I hate” part because since I don’t dislike JZ necessarily I’ve looked past it to be a part of this blog, BUT when I posted something about not hating her before frequent posters of this blog insinuated that maybe I shouldn’t read an “I Hate JZ” blog so obviously, to at least some posters of this blog, the “I Hate” part is what they feel this blog represents.

          I totally agree that it shouldn’t be taken too seriously, but my point is that many regular posters do take it to be very literal. To each their own, I just generally don’t discuss JZ since I don’t hate her and tend to skip the very negative comments.

          • PJ says:

            People here may get carried away from time to time and let’s face it JZ does evoke strong feelings in people. But you are perfectly entittled to say what you think. If someone doesn’t like what you say, as long as you aren’t being mean to people here and are stating an honest opinion who cares what anyone else thinks, just ignore the comments. I know that’s easier said than done though.

            I still think people here just don’t like JZ. I don’t think they really hate her, I think they just really don’t like her a lot.

          • @tweatcyn says:

            I do hate Jill Zarin but it’s not the only reason I come to this blog. I hate her tactics and her determination to “ruin people” where it hurts, their employment and income sources. I also hate her for automatically blocking me just because I followed Simon and Alex first on twitter. I also hate her because once when my email or computer or twitter (don’t really know how it happened) was spammed, I got a very nasty email from her for something I had no knowledge of doing. I was a victim of spam same as her and her reaction was really vile, and she blamed me in error.

            • PJ says:

              I do hate the things JZ does and all the things you mentioned are valid examples, but I have no hate for her personally. If she changed I would be happy for her and everyone who has to deal with her on a regualr basis. I would have no problem giving Jill another chance.

              I still think that most people who post here don’t actually hate her but just really dislike her a lot and for very valid reasons.

              I would like to know who the woman who came between Jill and Bobby was, as Jill has claimed. I had assumed it was Betheny but if that hasn’t been revealed yet who could it be? Perhaps Alex told Bobby about some of JZ’s antics that he was unaware of.

          • mariareads says:

            I don’t hate her. I intensely dislike her behavior and the kind of person she is. She’s toxic and mean and cruel. So we should build a shrine to the thug? I don’t think so!

    • kbinldo says:

      Your concerns are duly noted.

    • quincyil says:

      @JillzarinReminder…if you follow hate…I will block you. If blocked by accident let me know thru jillzarin.com

      I hope you will write to jillzarin.com and share your concerns also. Tell her I feel the same way as you do and hope that she will contact:

      LynnAHudson@aol.com for a discussion. I believe there can be resolution.


    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      If you read the comments as well as the blog then you know this is a real family of people who care about each other. What brought us here is the awful way JZ treats everyone. What keeps us here is people helping each other get through life & death & a place to speak from our hearts & be heard.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I hope you get past your aversion to the blog’s name – you write well!
      There are many kind, witty and compassionate posters here and they don’t attack each other but they do agree to disagree. Many here also disagree with Lynn’s opinion but she does not ban them! And there are always links here to other blogs so you can get as much information to make your opinion as you need – and at times, opinions do change because of it!

    • Welcome. It’s encouraging that you’ve been coming here on and off for the last year. You must be finding the site of some value, even if there are aspects that bother you. There are many sites I visit once, and never return. I visit here many times a week because I know there will be a discussion of the shows during and the day after, and I enjoy that. Plus I know my opinions can be expressed freely (with the understanding that I too do not like Jill Zarin). The shows highlight “bad behavior” – fights at christenings, fights on a tourbus, people saying awful things behind each other’s back. This space is an outlet to discuss and express dismay at the behavior Bravo reality stars on the screen. Jill Zarin exhibits bad behavior (leaking stories, posting under anonymous names) that far exceeds other reality stars involved in this franchise. That is why she has been honored with being named in the title of each and every blog entry.

    • ms molly says:

      Ahhhh………@tvbrat – the subtle approach.

    • I think there is a BIG difference in saying June 30th is UNfollow Jill Zarin Day, where a person can either participate if they choose or not if THEY CHOOSE compared to THREATENING to block someone just for following a person they don’t approve of. Since we aren’t resorting to strong armed tactics or compelling people to UNfollow Jill Zarin out of a fear of internet reprisal, I don’t see how the the two are even remotely the same.

      Is it bad karma to say ” I hate…..” IDK, but karma goes round and round…maybe this blog is Jill’s fate caused by her own bad karma.

  15. Amy Matheson says:

    Welcome TVbrat. Come back sometime, I hope – because posters with opposing opinions aren’t struck down, deleted or blocked from further posting here.

    “but I might decide to follow her (Jill) just because I think negative campaigns of *any kind* are wrong.”

    That statement seems illogical (Jillogical) to me, though I respect your right to it.

  16. Eve says:

    I think when Jill when on a jealous ramage toward Betheny is the only time we saw the true Jill. That is when I googled I hate Jill Zarin and found this wonderful blog. I don’t find her interesting. The best think about her was Betheny. Jill really is just a cliche in ever sense of the word.

    • I did like some of the Jill and Bethenny scenes – like the one where they were looking for condos/apartments still stands out as a lot of fun. I felt that they had a real friendship – and that struck a positive chord with me. In all honesty, until S3 I did like Jill. I thought she was trying to help Alex get the boys into a good private school in S1. In S2 she did apologize to Alex and they moved on – it was Ramoner that refused to be in the same room as Alex.
      Perhaps because I thought they had a real friendship is why I really really don’t like Jill now. What she tried to do to Bethenny – not film with her, make sure she didn’t get a spin off and tried to humiliate her on TV by playing the Bobby has Cancer card, and then what she continued to spin behind the scenes was so reminiscent of the movie “Mean Girls” that I wanted nothing ever to do with the woman. The other point of no return was the way she ignored Alex at Scary Island and during the Reunion. She’s cold – and was clearly trying to get everyone on her side and against Alex. Yuck.

      • katlg says:

        I liked Jill untl the function for Creaky Joints(?) and the way she treated Bethenny, (did not give her the benefit of the doubt, before speaking to her) and would not let Beth give her an explination.
        I really began to like Beth when she saw how Jill was reacting (like an ass) and backed off, letting Jill have her night.

      • sue says:

        Agreed, but I also think that Jills “revenge” on B was because for the first time in her life, meaning,her becoming popular on the show (in a good way), and her “fabulous circle of people”, in her eyes, finally looking at her in a light that just wasnt shining on her because of her husbands money, and not to mention looking “successful” in “mommy’s eyes, Jill again, was not going to let anybody take that away from her. Jill not only NEEDS acceptence and approval, SHE CRAVES IT, like a junkie needing a fix, and like a junkie needing a fix, she will rob, steal and hurt whom ever to get it, and because of that need she became dangerous!

        • @tweatcyn says:

          Sue! great analogy. Really on point: “like a junkie needing a fix, and like a junkie needing a fix, she (Jill) will rob, steal and hurt whom ever to get it, and because of that need she became dangerous!”

  17. pidge says:

    OMG. I don’t know how I ever missed Lady Royal, but thank you so much for the link. It’s almost as good as yours. 🙂

  18. violachica says:

    “There are “events” that will probably come out in the next few weeks. ” do you mean on the show? Or in real time??

  19. klmh says:

    Q, best blog, 5 stars.

  20. California35 says:

    Good morning everyone! Happy Sunday…

    Today is a day to be enjoyed, and this blog gives me joy 🙂

    I hope you all have a nice day…

  21. Pghemtchick says:

    Hi ladies. I’d love to say long time follower; however, I’ve only been here since Friday. Thanks Bawby for that as I haven’t been able to put my phone down since. Thanks for the wonderful blogs and recaps. I suppose I’m sad to say I can’t participate on the 30th. As of Saturday I was a twitter follower of the shebeasts. Alas, I also started following Q and Lynn that day. Was just reading the tweet repeat here and decided to check my account sure enough I’m blocked. Lol Apparently, ginger allows people who follow hate. Id say I’m disappointed, but it just proves she’s a control freak with a complex.

    Thanks again for your blogging 🙂 I’ll gladly read that anyway over her girdle ads.

    • quincyil says:

      I don’ own a dog, but I help care for my mothers dogs. They don’t know how to use a computer as they are farm dogs. Those city dogs are so smart. Of course, our farm dogs are house trained and they go to the door rather than leave a mess for my mom. Maybe, farm dogs are smarter than city dogs.

      • FLG says:

        I’d hate to clean up the key board after Ginger. I stay busy enough cleaning my own monitor from laughing with all of you.

    • Welcome – this place is a lot of fun!

    • AZ Girl says:


    • Kansas Girl says:

      I’ll add my welcome too!

    • Welcome, many of us are already blocked by Jill on twitter but are planning to celibrate by tweeting #UNfollowJillzarin that Day

      • Caitlin says:

        Thanks for the above tip, RR, as I, too have been blocked. Following her twitter feed, though, we see that our girl is celebrating the passage of marriage equality in New York State (me too!). Obviously, then, Jill understands that repression breeds activism and rebellion. Yet, she instigates “Amazon-gate,” has a mass blocking hissy fit, sends out “mean tweets,” herself, then deletes and denies them, etc., etc., etc. This woman is a massive walking contradiction. Everything is justified, in her book, when she is doing it, and nothing is ever her fault. And she wonders why this blog exists? Come on!!!!

        • I think most people would look at themselves and their behavior if so many people had a strong and negative reaction to it. JIll acts hurt but doesn’t care enough to change.

    • Mookies1mom says:

      I would like to add my welcome as well.

  22. Diane Quinlan says:

    I don’t usually write cause I know you get hundreds, if not thousands of replies. I really love your blog and look for it everyday. I enjoy learning behind the scenes info! I have to admit that I truly hate most of the NY, NJ and OC housewives! It is fascinating to see how these women show their real morals, education and compassion once things start to fall apart….like once the money disappears. I used to think that these were strong, well educated women who worked hard to be the housewives we saw. But, boy, it’s a real eye opener to see what they are actually like….I can see them without all the beautiful clothes….the coiffed hair (wigs and extensions)….Botox and implants, silicone and saline…..and without all this, lots of these women are not good people!!!
    I can imagine that many of them are trying to figure out how to get the same success as Bethany…..but I believe Bethany is successful because she has a good heart….she is funny and makes funny comments about other people, but most of her jokes are about her own flaws. Bethany is not malicious, jealous or cruel to others. I have so much respect for Alex because she gets out there and works. If something were to happen to Simon, Alex would still be strong and she would be ok. Jill is nothing without Bobby, Sonja is falling apart without her husbands money….Kelly is lucky that she is (sort’ ve) pretty because is is dumber than dirt! Ramona is another hard worker and doesn’t stoop to being cruel to others.
    So, while I used to watch and think “what would it be like to live like them?” I know that I am much happier where I am.
    Keep up the good work! You brighten my day and you are very funny!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Nice post! And I have wondered what it would be like to have to live their lives and would I be able to swim with these fishes.

    • Welcome! I also think Bethenny is successful because she works very hard, is focused, and knows success doesn’t happen instantly overnight. She’s been at this for a long time – she was on Martha’s Apprentice

    • Kukulet says:

      Well…I have to disagree about Ramona-I think she can be very cruel to others-what she said to Bethenny on the Brooklyn Bridge being an example. BUT she does own it and she does apologize, as do Bethenny and Alex, and they do it sincerely. Jill, Kelly, and LuAnn don’t own their behavior and they don’t apologize with any degree of sincerity. That’s the significant difference.

      Sonja-I’m still on the fence about. I like her a lot, but I’m not sure she owns all her behavior. The blowup with Alex-Sonja didn’t play fair, she didn’t give Alex the courtesy of hearing her out, and she never apologized. Jury’s still out.

      • FLG says:

        I think Alex and Sonja are in a good place. Alex isn’t the type to kick a girl when she’s down unless there is a very good reason for it.

    • California35 says:

      Very good post! Welcome 🙂

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Welcome! Write whenever the mood strikes!

    • Mookies1mom says:

      Welcome! I started watching the RHW of where ever because of the same reason you did. To see “what would it be like to live like them?” I found very quickly that I prefer my boring, non-fabulous life to what these “ladies” do to each other.

  23. California35 says:

    I will have to coment on parts of the blog at a time, otherwise I problaly won’t coment 😛

    Quincy – I love you Editorial by Quincy.
    Thanks for the recap on what has happened. A lot has happened since this Lynnchicago IHJZ blog started, and you did a very good job on putting it all together. Love it!

    • quincyil says:

      I never expect in my 58 years to be a part of the storyline in a tv show. When Lynn was tired of writing “Flipping Out” and asked for a volunteer, I volunteered because I enjoyed discussing that show with people on the board each week. I always tried to be respectful of Lynn’s blog and of the people here. I think that this attack by Jill Zarin won’t be successful because truth always wins. We don’t imagine that Jill says and does the things that are discussed her. We all watch the Bravo shows and often catch Bravo marathons of past shows. Jill Zarin is the goose who laid the golden egg. In a way, we are her most ardent fans. We follow her even during the off seasons. Jill’s PR Dept. should send us flowers.

      • Based on Ramona’s shout out in her blog – this site is now the new “Alex” of the Ramona/Jill perpetual tug of war. They’ve taken sides – one loves it – one (gulp) hates it (Bobby doesn’t like Jill hating this blog). In this war the truth may not win, but the fight will go on… and on…. and on…. and on…. and this little blog will become more and more famous – just as Alex has risen in popularity as she was used first by one side (remember that tennis match) and now the other. Since in the war of the housewives – there is no Switzerland.

      • California35 says:

        It was a pleasant surprise when Bobby mentioned this blog. This blog is now part of the story line, next week will be about the “bully twits” is like we are giving Bravo something for the show. They are just going to be very careful not to mention the blog by name…it’s ok, people will find it any ways…or Lynn’s name – they would have to pay her.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        You know, we’ve discussed from time to time whether we would want to be on a reality show, and usually people decide they would not want to. Yet, here we are! As my grandma used to say, “It’s a funny ol’ world!”

  24. JenFromCincy says:

    Don’t know if you saw it, but Ramona’s blog is up now on Bravo. Yet another shoutout and even a bit of praise for Lynn!

    • quincyil says:

      Wow..thank you. I did not know. Ramona actually responded to contact from our Nancy a while ago. This is exciting. I will go and look.


      • neroes says:

        I was the one who wrote to Ramona. I was so appalled by the way she was being treated by her so called friend Jill that I wanted her to know that she had supporters here. I was
        surprised that she responded to me and that she was reading the blog. I am not the NANCY but another Nancy. When I first posted here there were already two Nancy’s so I use initials.

    • klmh says:

      What a lovely comment from her to the IHJZ Blogmeisters. I think my impression of Ramona just went up another notch.

    • Ramona’s comment:

      “Bobby had a heated discussion with Simon about a blog at the party.
      Simon has no involvement with it whatsoever. I find the author of that blog to be very amusing and dead on in her critiques. Why is Jill always pointing fingers?”

      The remainder of the Blog was about Avery. It brought tears to my eyes as I read it. Ramona shows that young lady so much respect!

    • California35 says:

      Thanks fornposting it here. I am loving Ramona 🙂 I am always happy to read more and doughtier stories like hers 🙂

    • California35 says:

      She is right! Jill doesn’t like anything Ramona does..not just now, but since the beginning of NYHW

    • kbinldo says:

      Wow, why did Bravo leave out the fact that Avery asked her guests to bring toys to donate to Toys for Tots? What an ace kid Ramona’s got!

    • dsc60 says:

      FINALLY Ramona is getting a break and all of the comments, so far anyway, are positive ones.

  25. Amy Matheson says:

    RAMONA: Bobby had a heated discussion with Simon about a blog at the party.
    Simon has no involvement with it whatsoever. I find the author of that blog to be very amusing and dead on in her critiques. Why is Jill always pointing fingers?

    Yay!!! Rock on, Lynn! And Q!

    • quincyil says:

      I think that was edited and the men looked reasonable because Bobby probably said the name of the blog. I really think Bobby was shown the discussion about the jewelry on the board from Dec. and that we mentioned the bravotv.com video and tape. Jill keeps a list so she ticked off the names Alice, Lynn and Simon in one breath.

      Do you all remember Super Bowl Weekend 2011? Jill and Bobby’s plane was delayed in Costa Rica so she didn’t get to go to the celebrity box at the Super Bowl in Texas with the BH wives. When Jill kicked off her heels and looked at our blog as usual, she saw the “Open Letter to Jill Zarin.” This was long after she and Bobby had fought with Simon and put this blog on film. I thought it was odd that Rachel/Ally would contact the board and admonish us, but I can see why Jil was upset. She probably said to herself, “I have given that group of people a national stage.” It was one of those light bulb moments.

      How many times has the Red Queen tweeted, “Off with their heads!”? It has happened so many times I have no way to count them. Jill is in contact with so often I feel like she is a member of our blog.

      I have a new twitter account, QuincyILIHJZ. I had to add something to the QuincyIL because my town has locked up those names. I am talking to Jill, my boss. LOL
      If you don’t have twitter, you can see the tweet line by googling the name and twitter.

      It’s in good fun.


      • I suspected there was more to it than shown, since Mario asked them to “Take it to the Terrace”

        Was Superbowl the time Ally posted or Jill. You have such good memory for these things.

        • quincyil says:

          Yes. Jill’s plane had mechanical problems and they were wise to wait.

          I forget where I put my cellphone, but luckily it was never in my toilet.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        ITA – the convo between Bawby and Simon was edited and instead of IHJZ being called out they edited it to “hate blogs”. But internet saavy RHNY viewers can find IHJZ easily. In fact, when you google JZ this blog comes up on the first page! Jill’s strategy has backfired and enabled many viewers a new venue to express themselves as they can’t on Bravo Blogs, JZ’s super secret blog and twitter! Jill it just truly sucks to be you!

      • Cheri says:

        Is Alice code for wsl? If not who is Alice

  26. California35 says:

    Can’t blame the housewives from trying to do some business using their “fame” to sell whatever they want to sell. The problem is that some have the talent and experience and some don’t. Some have a good product and some don’t. Some have good ideas and some don’t. Do you know where I am going with this? 😛

    Bethenny has been at it long before Real Housewives. She has experience and drive to make it, she has paid her dues, had her hits and misses, and she has learned. Being on Real Housewives was something she wasn’t sure to join because she didn’t want to get distracted from her plans or get bad press that would affect her plans. Luckily she got out and has her own show, and her business is growing and succeeding. Her own show, she wrote three books, has a drink, and a few other products, and in the process found love and started a family. People like her and her products. She is a success period. Most of the other wives, seem to get the idea to sell something and the ideas are not new, and most of the time someone else does the work for them. Liike the books, she writes about what she knows and believe in, and SHE writes the books. Another thing, she doesn’t tell you to do one thing while she does the opposite. She is on target and consistent. I can go on about this, but the point is that other wives might want what Bethenny has, but they haven’t done all the leg work for it yet and they hope they make it big. In top of that, they are looking really bad on TV and that is not really helping them.

    • Amy Matheson says:

      Just enjoying all the comments while sitting here sipping my Teresa Fabulini Bellini and admiring the Skweeze girdle that I had in my Gretchen Christine purse (along with all my Gretchen cosmetics) – and oh hey, there’s that darn copy of my insurance policy from my agent Vicki.. was wondering where that went to. This bag holds so much – like all my HWs cds and books. My life is complete.

      • Plymouth Lighthouse says:


      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Sadly your life would be more complete with the copy of Jill’s mold book to peruse while you sip away! I’d send you one but I won’t touch it as I am highly allergic to mold. Have a happy day anyway surround by all your treasured HW booty!

        • Amy Matheson says:

          I am using my copy of “Secrets of a Jewish Mother” to help me raise my Chihuahua – her name is Cardamon Matheson. (You can follow her on twitter! But if you follow GingerZarin, she will block you, sorry.)

          • California35 says:

            Oh yes, don’t forget to give your chihuahua pork chops, and let her lick your nose. Lol

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Sadly, I parent Siberian Huskys and they refuse to become computer saavy. They refuse to pay the bill for another cell phone line so twitter isn’t in their future either. Alas they would likely mistake Ginger for a rodent and the outcome would be fatal. They may like to try a lamb chop, but I am very strict about no people food for dogs and no dog food for people.

            • Amy Matheson says:

              Well, you could just create an account for your huskies and PRETEND you tweeting as them.

              Hahaha … nevermind. That would just be crazy.

            • PJ says:

              My dog isn’t very computer savvy but he does run on the treadmill for about 15 minutes every day to keep his trim figure. The other day he had such a nice run that he pooped while running and we found a little pile at the end of the treadmill apparently it dropped on the treadmill and rolled right off. I love my dog poop and all.

            • PJ says:

              I used to feel the same way about people food for dogs. But after watching the Dog Whisperer and noticing that he gives his dogs meat both chicken and beef, I started giving my dog some chicken and apple and veggies. When we had our first dog he got sick and the vet only allowed him to have people food which I had to cook for him.

              I am applying Caesars training techniques and I have to say they are bringing about remarkable results.

      • California35 says:


      • FLG says:

        Countess Squash Blossom High Horse’s CD will make a Daaahrling book mark. You can also use the jewel case as a necklace/pendant. Just don’t use her CD in one of Bethenny’s books. I’m afraid of spontaneous combustion and I’d hate to see your Gretchen Christine Purse and it’s contents burst into flames. I’d check your Vicki Gunvalson insurance policy to see if you need a special rider to cover that.

      • Not to one up you, but you really haven’t lived until you have tried one of “Joe’s Juicy Meatballs”

    • I guess we can’t blame them – but aren’t most of the “supposed” to be rich and living the fabulous life? I think the main problem is it’s all such a sham.
      Bethenny came on the show and declared that she wanted to make $$ and build her business – so good for her. But Countless, KooKoo, and Jillsy are supposed to have been fabulously rich and famous – and now they are peddling off tune songs, earrings made from pigeon leftovers, and girdles. Ahhhhhhhh stop the madness. At least Ramoner’s thing was being a business woman from day 1 even though the product placement parties have to stop.

  27. AZ Girl says:

    Yea Ramona and her blog. Plus I love her little “dig” to Jill about going on vacation to the “house that they own” not that they were heading to the Hamptons. Ramona rocks and so does Avery. Avery has brains, looks and above all manners. Avery should teach the Countess some manners.

    • Sam says:

      I caught that little dig too. And when Ramona said she’d gotten Sonja a lawyer who specializes in divorce, I considered this to be an “in your face, Jill!” (and Lisa) comment as well.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Honestly, who brings their sister lawyer (knife) to a divorce/bankruptsy (gun) fight?

        • AZ Girl says:

          I am not sure what area of law Lisa practices in but even so the conversation about “automatic stays” and bankruptcy was ridiculous. Anyone here could have told Sonja that from what we learned about Teresa and Joe’s situation. Ramona truly did get the right guy to help Sonja’s sort through her financial problems.

        • Happymouth says:

          Jiil said on the radio show that she wanted to get Lisa “airtime” on RHNY, so that is why she had her meet with Sonja. Jill also said that she hopes that her family will be in the lost footage episode and that we should all go to bravo and watch the scene with Mommy & Kelly because Mommy is wondrerful.

  28. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Great blog Lynn and Q!

    Hopefully tonight’s RHONJ will be exciting with more of the G families and less of Clownetta and co. Just can’t watch the pre-emptive, empty nest bs while Lauren is running with scissors, doing jumping jacks, playing air guitar screaming “Look what I can do!…MA…MAAA Look at Me!

    Just posted this at LadyBrook’s site re: JillZarin

    Lady Brooks,

    Jill doesn’t “own it”… she just “leases it”!(TM) LOL

    She USES everything and everyone for her benefit and then deletes them. Sometimes immediately, like unfavorable tweets, traitorous tweeters and unimportant people, OR deleting after using, abusing, spinning the truth and destroying her enemies. Then it’s on to the next LEASE!

  29. lillybee says:

    So Jill is now claiming that Bobby talked to Simon about Simon’s mean tweets to Jill and Kelly.
    Can Jill prove that allegation? Or do they exist only in her mind?

    • Amy Matheson says:

      She just said “mean tweets” (which don’t really exist, as far as we know) in order to redirect the massive attention this blog received when Bobby accused Simon of being behind Lynn’s amazing IHateJZ blog.

      Epic fail, Jill.

      And thank you again, Bobby Z!!! xoxo

      • Adgirl says:

        It’s odd. The preview has Kelly lambasting Alex about Simon’s tweets.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Thank you Bravo for that little nugget of crazy! It is beyond hope that they will allow Alex to speak to Simon trying to help Kelly out of the parody jam she found herself in.

          • Adgirl says:

            I hope kiklet on twitter is ready with a bunch of funnies for the new people who will be reading about faux kelly who is way more interesting that real kelly.

      • PJ says:

        Simon doesn’t delete his tweets so if there were mean ones they would be there. But the question is how do you cyber bully a bully? Calling Jill and Kelly on their crap is not bullying, and even when Simon does that I suspect he holds himself back from what he could really say.

    • kbinldo says:

      Barn door, meet horse. Oops, sorry, the horse has left the building.

    • quincyil says:

      Ramona disputes that in her blog and Mario was there to ask Bobby and Simon to take it to the street. I think Mario was very responsible that night in how he monitored the teens. I respect him very much. I see that he goes to mass and how he cares for his child.


      • Sonjafan says:

        Quincy, great writing as usual! You and Lynn make a fabulous team here. I’ve been coming since you basically started and just recently started posting. I love that Ramona gave a shout out to the blog. Especially since Jill is now peddling it down to tweets. Somehow her selfish brain, or rather her pr people realized how much publicity Bawbys comments to Simon gave Lynn. Ramona did the right thing and brought it back into focus, with Mario as a back up. I also agree that Ramona and Mario are great parents. I believe every word on Ramon’s blog about the party, and I am very impressed about Avery going to England to school – that is a big thing. Say what you want about Ramona, but she did right by her daughter. I think they have a very tight family unit. Also the criticism by Jill at Avery’s party drove me crazy. On the last note can we talk about good parenting….who leaves 16 year olds by themselves at a party. I believe in today’s society kids still need to be chaperoned by their parents and not outsiders or club employees/owners.

      • PJ says:

        I think Mario was helping Simon out because it was Bobby who started it and Mario must have noticed that and come to Simon’s defense. I doubt Simon would have brought anything like that up at an event like that, it’s disrespectful to Mario and Ramona and Avery. I think that Mario and Simon and Alex and Ramona are real friends.

  30. klmh says:

    In this article the author writes that she feels Caroline Manzo is the voice of reason. Personally, I’ll would give this award to Kathy. I think she is great.


    • quincyil says:

      I would vote for Kathy too. Kathy’s husband is a hoot. She is always telling him to go away and let her cook. I have to do that to my Middle Eastern husband too. LOL.

    • lillybee says:

      Albie is now trying to launch his own drink, something called black water.

    • California35 says:

      I think Caroline is as far as Theresa’s situation. She is an outsider (not of T’s family) and she can ditach herself from the family feud, to be neutral. Yet, she is on Theresa’s side (I mean that she is on T’s group not M’s), so I would think that she would support T. Instead she is looking at the situation from both sides, and even gives T advice to “fix it”. She tells questions her on her behavior tours M, like when T was talking about throwing the cookies on the trash.

      I also think Kathy is…and gives the voice of reason on M’s side. If K and C really try on each side and both M and T take their advice maybe things will work out. Of course T is not as open to Caroline’s advice as M is of Kathy, and T has somehow annoying to both Kathy and Caroline, so we’ll see how long she will have ANYONE on her side.

      Ok – I feel like I was doing a thong twist with so many names used so many times on my post. 😛

    • I agree, I’m really digging Kathy.

  31. Adgirl says:

    Good blog today! So nice to see new posters here. Welcome!

    FYI: You don’t have have a twitter account to read someone’s tweets.
    Just google their name and add “twitter” (i.e. “Alex McCord twitter”).

    Here is Ramona’s http://twitter.com/#!/ramonasinger

  32. Larke says:

    I understand what people are saying about Teresa copying Bethenny and trust me, I find Teresa intolerable in every aspect, seriously. But, let’s not act like Bethenny created mixed drinks in a bottle! Please! We love Bethenny, but as far as I know she hasn’t created anything that hasn’t been done before from bottled cocktails, girdles, to natural cookbooks! There is nothing wrong with her game and there is a market for her cocktails, but let’s not act like every housewife that ever does anything is copying Bethenny!

    • Amy Matheson says:

      No one really cares what they hock or who they copy. 🙂 At least I don’t. They just make it SO easy to joke about how déclassé it seems from this side watching the bad self promotion.

      It’s easier to poke fun at the ones who don’t need seem desperate for the cash. I don’t poke fun of Lynne OC hocking her cuffs from the back of her car. When it becomes just sad, it’s no longer funny.

      Luckily, Jill is a lying famewhore and totally within my boundaries.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bethenny did not creat mixed drinks in a bottle – just a specific drink for a specific market niche. The success of any product is market acceptance so there is room for similar ideas. It bugs me when HWs blatantly rip off ideas, or slap their name of a third party product or try to sabotage the efforts of their castmates or other Bravo casts.

    • klmh says:

      True. Skinny was a title for cook books several years before. Up thread though someone said Bethany directed someone to make the Skinny Girl Marg. but I thought it was her recipe.

      • Kukulet says:

        I think Skinny Girl was based on a basic recipe that Bethenny may have ‘tweaked’…but she has never claimed that a low cal margarita was her “original” idea or that no one had ever done it before. As a chef, Bethenny knows that NO recipe is original-they are ALL based on something else.

        She came up with an idea and hired experts to implement it. She didn’t create what became the finished project, she just set the process in motion. She slapped a good name and a cute label on it and started selling it. She did what any good businesswoman would do. She never said she was the first or the only.

        Do I think that Theresa was inspired by the “Skinny” in Bethenny’s logo? Sure. That’s just smart marketing: Theresa is also a Housewife, so the idea was that people who bought Bethenny’s book would consciously or unconsciously link the two and that would increase sales. It’s not an attempt to ride on Bethenny’s coattails. It’s just good marketing.

        • Error404 says:

          I actually disagree. Skinny girl was a good name because bethenny has always been a skinny person and it incorporates part of her into the name, plus it can be slapped onto lots of stuff not just drinks. Squeeze has to be about the worst name anyone could ever think of for a girdle! And it can’t be expanded to other products, unlike tru renewal. Skinny Italian always made me LOL because Juicy is a total roid-raging butterball, ter looks like she has to starve herself to stay “normal”, and Italian food may be a lot of tings, but low fat low cal ain’t one of them.

          • Kukulet says:

            That’s what I meant by a “good” name for Bethenny to use. 🙂

            Sorry…I should’ve said that the marketing people at the publishing house were inspired by Bethenny’s Skinny brand, not Theresa. They capitalized on the HW connection. It’s still not a bad marketing ploy.

            Somehow, I don’t see Theresa having the intellect to be inspired by much.

          • @tweatcyn says:

            Bethenny actually took courses on “Branding yourself” prior to the HW shows and she tried to pass some of that wisdom on to Jill, and to Ramona during her tru renewal packaging discussions (underdog discussion party). Season 1 showed Bethenny with her friend Jake, Networking at events with alcohol distributors and other big name movers and shakers. On BGM, she mentioned how she knocked on every alcohol distributors door trying to sell SGM and they all slammed the door in her face until it took off. then their offers came in. She has been developing her brands and working hard for many years and used the show to help her business ventures succeed, whereas some others didn’t ever conceive of a product or brand until they were already infamous and someone offered to slap their names on some random products.

            • quincyil says:

              Speaking of Bethenny, I wonder what she things of all of this. She said she watches the show and she told Lynn at the Waukegan event that she reads this blog. Bethenny’s assistant said she reads it and I’m sure she would have told Bethenny too.

              • Caitlin says:

                Me too, Q, I have been picturing her, rolling on the floor laughing. If anyone tried with Jill, she surely did, and she probably foresaw all of this, as well as Jill’s reaction to it, no?

            • dsc60 says:

              that’s what i was going to bring up. Bethany gave Ramona advice on being cohesive with her branding… Ramona was naming on Tru and another True. i thought that made a ton of sense even though Ramona didn’t take the advice. anyway that’s exactly what Bethany has done… she has created one brand – Skinny Girl.

          • FlowerPower says:

            I don’t know, Error, I think that Skweez could easily be adapted for a line of hair accessories to get that ponytail-look Jill so loves, and if she could do a line of alcohol-free juice beverages (because that’s never been done either *cough*), oh, and even a diet cookbook that uses juicing (not the steroid kind) as the basis for weight-loss….
            lots of good skweezy opportunity there.

            • MAMAZ says:

              I think Skweez is a terrible name for shapewear. One of the smartest things Spanx did was market their product to women not only to help them fit into a smaller size but to get rid of “panty lines”. So women can pretend to themselves and their friends that they don’t wear Spanx because they are overweight but because of the dreaded panty line.
              Skweezwear says “you are fat, you need me to Skweeze you into that dress.”
              Spanx says ” girl you look hot in that dress and NO PANTY LINE!”

          • tc says:

            ‘roid raging butterball… that is so funny. And quite an accurate description. thanks for the laugh.

    • PJ says:

      Actually I think SGM is very original. No one ever went after the target audience that Bethenny went after. Brilliant actually.

      • Larke says:

        I hate to PJ, but I have to disagree! Finding low cal options for popular cocktails has been in the market for a long time. Bottled margaritas have been around for a long time as well. I am glad for her success, but the truth is that if Bethenny was not on the HW’s show and if she did not have this huge feud with a person that the HW audience hated, SGM would not have been as successful or successful at all. That is absolutely the truth. People wanted to support Bethenny and shove it in Jill’s face! Period! I hope we can all agree that added to Bethenny’s success tremendously, even with her books. Bethenny was on TV before and she did have a business, but she was nowhere near as successful then. Her popularity was from being on such a mess as the RHoNY.

        A great example would be the fact that Teresa made it to the NY Best Seller List and I know we can all agree it’s not because she is smart or that she had an amazing, unique cookbook. It’s simply because she had an audience. Even people on here have said they bought it even though they didn’t care for her, but because they were curious…she has a platform and that created a market…good or bad!

        I agree that there is a market for SGM though and it has done well because in my opinion that market is the very loyal Bethenny followers from her NY days. Regardless, good for her. This alone has catapulted her into an entirely different level she probably couldn’t have even dreamed of!

        My personal opinion of all pre-mixed bottled margaritas are that they are not good. For anyone who really likes tequila or likes maragaritas will know what I mean. Using anything but fresh, squeezed lime makes it taste a little stale or even has a faint chemical taste. But, I do think people that just have a drink every now and then probably couldn’t tell. I don’t drink, but I can definitely tell a difference.

        • PJ says:

          If being on TV helped Bethenny then good for her. I have no problem with that, use what you have to succeed that’s smart and why not go for it. Is what Bethenny has achieved somehow tarnished because she was on TV? The rest of these women are not building a brand they are just selling stuff. There is a difference.

          I have to disagree with you about the low calorie options, perhaps there have been low calorie options available but I’ve never heard of them, because no one ever knew how to market them like Bethenny has. That was a brilliant move on her part and Bethenny is building a brand, not everyone can do that. Bethenny isn’t just selling stuff.

          If you’ve ever listened to Bethenny speak you will understand that she never claimed to have invented a low calorie drink as her claim to fame. She said that liquor companies were marketing to men not to women and she knew that if they changed that it would be big. Perhaps this is where you are missing my point. The proof of how brilliant an idea Bethenny had is in the amount of money that she sold her business for, you can’t argue with the numbers. Do you think companies shell out big bucks like that for tired old ideas? She will continue on with her brand and expand it. I say brilliant.

  33. smompy says:

    Great posting as usual, Quincy, although I do strongly (and sarcastically) disagree with the following two of your points:

    1.) Jill is interesting.
    2.) I have to like Bobby.

    It’s probably a bad sign that I’m actually starting to look forward to watching the new episodes of RHoNJ. All the idiotic, fake drama is drawing me in, plus I’m somewhat compelled to watch what happens so that I’ll be properly prepared to attack/defend the outrageous actions of the various lowlife Jersey gals. I’m not proud of this interest in faux Italian-American drama, but it is what it is. And for the love of Lady Brooks, I’m not using that expression in the same way Jill does. When I say “it is what it is,” I actually mean that my life is so boring right now that I willingly engage in staged television drama and then argue about it with strangers in order to entertain myself. Sadly. But hey, what are you gonna do!?!

    Anywho, my take on the different Jersey cast members is still evolvivng. At this point I feel like Teresa and Melissa are basically the same exact TYPE of person, but I still find Melissa much less detestable. It seems like they’re probably seeking the same things in life and that jealousy on both sides has fanned the flames of this big family drama. It does seem to me that Teresa is the more jealous one…jealous that Melissa is prettier and younger, jealous of Meliss and Joe’s house (which was “built” first and not “redone” nevause we all know Teresa would never live in a house others had alreay lived in), jealous that Melissa’s husband isn’t (yet) facing bankruptcy, fraud charges and jail time, etc. At the same time, though, I’m closely watching Melissa, and I won’t be very surprised if I do eventually reach a point where I loathe both she and Teresa equally.

    At this point I’ve also decided that Joe Gorga is not such a terrible guy. I mean, obviously he’s gross and immature and stuff, obviously, but I’m speaking relatively and saying he’s prolly a lot better than Juicy, overall. Plus I think he’s clearly the smarter of the two siblings in his fambly, although with this particular gene pool, that isn’t saying much. Getting back to Juicy, I’m starting to believe he plays a much bigger part in the family tensions that I ever considered. Matter of fact, I’m now guessing that he likely adds to the drama at least as much as Melissa does and probably more. I’m mostly basing this on feelings I got after watching his reaction to certain things I’ve seen on the show, as well as on my listening to the specific gripes Joe Gorga has expressed sincerely, IMO.

    Oh, and even as far as the christening brawl, I’m beginning to blame both sides more equally now. The one thing that I sort of secretly felt bad about was the whole melodramatic scene with Joe Gorga screaming at and crying to his own father, who allegedly has a bad heart and therefore shouldn’t be forced to get excited that way. Having since read that, in fact, Mr. Gorga senior actually jumped right into the middle of that fight himself and beat the living crap out of at least one person before retreating to his sofa to rest and declare himself too unwell to be questioned by his son, I’m now thinking Joe junior may have more of a valid point. It was disturbing to see him call his own mother “cold” as well, but her refusal to give a gift directly to her own grandchild makes me think she might indeed be a cold person, in some ways at least. She wouldn’t be the first coldly stubborn parent I’ve ever seen.

    Anyway, I hope there’s some good dragged-out fambly drama tonight and not just scene after scene of Teresa modeling tragic mink headbands while shooting at squirrels, or Caroline giving stupid, meaningless advice to paid strangers, or (please, God, no) more scenes of Fresh Prince Albie pretending to be sexually interested in some young famewhore in the making.

    “Do you really think you’re in any position to be talking about money, Teresa?”
    <—THIS is what I want to see more of!

  34. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    First, Congrats to Lynn, Quincy et all for the shout out from Bawwwby!
    Second, congrats to New York for recognizing the civil rights of ALL it’s citzens.
    Now, a question. Does anyone else feel the extreme irony that SUSAN SAUNDERS of all people is going to accuse ANYONE of cyber bullying? I literally screamed at the tv, scaring dogs, cats, fish and husband in the process. This pretty much cements every rotten opinion I ever had of she who no longer deserves to be named. It is perfectly okay for her to literally threaten a book reviewer over an objective opinion regarding —a book (as opposed to a person!) to attack many on twitter for disagreeing with her own opinions, to attack her cast mates in the press, her personal blog, facebook and on twitter. But let anyone respond to her and she is the victim of bullying. Check the definition, witch, then check the mirror. The real cyber bully, on EVERY level is YOU!

    • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

      Wow. Sweet Butter Beans, that may just be the nastiest post I have EVER left on here. I need a cold shower and a cheesecake—STAT!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill has no idea how this will come back to bite her on the ass – hope she has a bulletproof, sharkproof model of her gaudy girdles at the ready!

    • PJ says:

      LOL this has been my point exactly! How on earth could Jill and Kelly accuse anyone of bullying when they are themselves the biggest bullies of all? So now no one is allowed to say anything to JZ and KKB as they bully others around! Just unbelievable.

  35. quincyil says:

    Ramona’s paragraph about this blog is the second time this season, the blog has been mentioned in bravotv.com blog by New York Housewives.
    Since we all are a part of the Bravo family now, (when Jill Zarin went to an Oprah show she became a part of the Oprah family) I don’t think bravotv.com will be bothered by this paragraph from Sonja Morgan’s blog on May 29, 2011 at bravotv.com
    “OK, how cute is Brian Marcus? He is an accomplished photographer who comes from a family of photographers. “Let’s go upstairs and do the rest!” I’m laughing my arse off. Does anyone out there get my dry sense of humor? My double entendre? That I laugh at myself and kid you at the same time? I fancy myself as a comedian a la Babs meets Jean Harlow, if you will allow it. I idolize Carole Lambert. Pie in her face and yet she maintained her elegance. Fall off the horse and get back up and keep going!”
    In May 2011, we discussed Sonja Morgan as we do the other stars. Sonja has had a rough time and Jill Zarin was unkind to her about the masquerade party in the fault at Ciprianni’s. I was ironing shirts and heard Jill Zarin say those unkind words. Jill Zarin did not want people to laugh at Sonja. I realized that Sonja wanted us to laugh at her and with her so I wrote a blog on a Sunday when Lynn was away.
    We had a great time discussing Sonja after that blog and we remembered actresses from the past like Jean Harlow. Sonja wrote the above in her blog and someone remembered our discussion and alerted us.
    Here is the blog:
    I doubt true “Hate Mongers” love to laugh and remember old times as much as we do. If you are new, stroll through past blogs. Have a wonderful time and enjoy watching the Bravo shows as much as we do.

    • FLG says:

      The Masque with Two Faces is one of my all time favorite blog entries. It enlightened me to understand Sonja properly. In my opinion, time has proven that blog, like so many others to have been spot on.

      • quincyil says:

        Join our IHJZ Soothsayer Society, we serve food and cocktails at the monthly meetings.

        This month Nancy will play the cello and I will play the piano. We are playing book five Suzuki.

        Everyone is welcome.

        • dsc60 says:

          i don’t mean to correct you quincy, well i guess i do, but don’t you mean Sonja’s blog from May 29. 2011? i just had to read it a couple of times to make sure i was getting it right and that is actually was from this year because i remember your blog about her. it’s actually a complement to you that Sonja wrote that in her blog. just want you to get credit where credit is due.

  36. VAgirl says:

    Great blog today Quincy. I also thought Ramona’s blog was very good. I commented as Team Blondes All the Way. Sometimes my comments get through and sometimes not. My pastor said this in church today and it made me think of Jill, Luann, Kelly and even Cindy. “Beauty is skin deep, but Ugly is to the bone. Beauty can fade, but Ugly holds it’s own.” His oldest grandson, aged 25, died unexpectantly this past Wednesday and the funeral is this afternoon. Yet he still came to church and preached a sermon this morning although he teared up a couple of times. Now, that’s a faithful man of God.

    • Adgirl says:

      VA your post made me tear up. It is so sad to lose someone, especially unexpectedly. Your pastor is a special guy. His circumstances and quote only underscores how ridiculous the Zarins are in their crusade to force the opinions of the public to conform to their own.

    • MsJxn says:


  37. Adgirl says:

    I inherited my father’s extensive collection of political memorabilia. I made a shadowbox of Richard Nixon items, including an invitation to his inauguration and an “Impeach Nixon” bumper sticker.

    I started to think about Nixon’s “enemies list” ….. hmmm. “enemies list” …. Jill Zarin’s notes….lists…

    Jill Zarin is the Nixon of reality TV!!

  38. WindyCityWondering says:

    Jill is delusional and a revisionist and a bully all rolled into one nasty package. Has her hate blinded her to the many instances of bullying she has committed? Has her hate blinded her to the fact that there are numerous instances of her handiwork out in cyberspace, neatly captured to be used against her? Has her righteous indignation blinded her to the perfect storm she is setting into motion?

    • Adgirl says:

      A pig don’t smell his own sh:t.

    • T-Rex says:

      WCW, Exactly! She freely admist to talking behind other’s backs, it’s on tape, it’s on blogs she has written, she says some truly evil things when she has done this. But God forbid someone does this to her, and she goes Apesh*t! She said some pretty horrible things to and about Ramoner, Ramoner confronts Jzilla with the truth and what does Jzilla do, go to her car call up Luwannaman and cry that Ramoner has done it to her again. What, confronted you with the truth, to quote Jack Nicholson “Jzilla YOU CANNOT HANDLE THE TRUTH”

  39. lillybee says:

    I just watched the Hungry Girl cooking show. She made a low cal margarita that doesn’t hold a candle to Bethenny’s. It was god awful, using no cal lemonade powder, no cal soda, bottled lime juice and booze.

    • MAMAZ says:

      I’ve tried several versions and all of them have been terrible.
      I like the SG Margarita but I don’t LOVE it. It’s still the best no cal cocktail I’ve found.
      I’m more of a vodka girl than tequila.

  40. Amy Matheson says:

    If I ever make a total jackass of myself on national tv with all of my lies, backstabbing and general douchebaggery, I would hope someone awesome would create an “I Hate Amy Matheson” blog. Because I’d SO deserve it.

    The end.

    • klmh says:

      You’re living in a world of reality, aren’t you? Love your posts.

    • Error404 says:

      You’re way behind on your goal Amy! Jill cried to us that she was picked on at school. After 4 years of watching her act like a total ass and then cry that she’s being bullied, we now know why her classmates hated her. Now go punch your husband and when he says ow, come here and complain that you’re being abused. You have a lot of catching up to do to reach jill’s level! 😛

  41. Ramona gave Lynn’s writeups a big thumbs up in her Bravo Blog. This is huge! She’s drawn her line in the sand with Jill – and I believe Jill forced her to do it with the relentless attacks over the last few months.

    HUGE! Simon and Alex are being punished for the cocktail party in June, and inviting “Alice” into their home in November. Sonja is being punished for giving an interview to Lynn for her podcast last fall. Ramona knows that bringing this blog into her war with Jill will get under Jill’s skin – completely and irrevocably. This fight is real – and Lynn’s blog is front and center.

    How ironic that many of us came here because of the frustration at Bravo not publishing our comments. Now we’ve got a voice. Let’s use it to tell the world why this Blog was started, and why it continues to thrive.

    • vilzvet says:

      I applaud that she included that Avery was very upset about the nasty parenting remarks both Jill and Kelly made about her mom in their talking heads..

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Me too! Avery is very aware of what has been painted this year about her parents – one an alcoholic and the other a cheating spouse. Ramona is very aware of the bittersweetness of watching a child grow into adulthood and that there is a limited amount of time left before that child takes his/her place in the outside world. And while Ramona can put her foot in her mouth on a regular basis, it is her optimistic heart that I admire most about her.

      • PJ says:

        This is my opinion of Kelly and company. I think Kelly is by far the meanest HW of them all and that remark proved it to me. What kind of person says something like that? Kelly was NOT supporting Avery not at all; she was putting Avery’s Mother down.

        If a person is really nice and authentic they don’t have to say it over and over because it’s just obvious, so they never have to say it at all. Kelly goes on and on and on about how wonderful she is how nice she is how authentic she is. It dawned on me that Kelly is just like the guy you meet that goes on and on about himself what a ladies man he is, and you know that guy is NEVER what he says he is, in fact he is just the opposite. That’s Kelly. Everything she says about herself and others is really a window into Kelly and it’s just the exact opposite of what she says. Kelly is the most inauthentic person on any of the HW shows and the meanest of them all. I think Kelly may be even more haughty than Loomann countless of the can. The thing is though that Kelly is not interesting, Jill is mean and interesting Kelly is mean and scary. You watch Jill because she is so mean you just have to see what she does next, what lie she tells next. With Kelly you really have no desire to watch because everything she does and says is ridiculous. It’s so stressful to have to watch Kelly week after week and you’re grateful for the FF button on your DVR and for the weeks when there is very little of Kelly on the show so y0ou don’t have to FF through so much of the show.

        • tc says:

          Wow PJ, I’m really liking you. I could not have said it better. Kelly is, indeed, a scary person. I believe most, if not all, of her success, if you want to call it that, is due to the fact that she married an internationally famous photographer with many connections. I believe he is the one who has hooked her up with her various employment gigs with the magazines she claims she does editorials for or some such thing. I think she knows deep down somewhere that she is a fraud. That her ‘success’ and money are what her ex has rigged up for her. I think she is afraid she’ll be found out. (I think the Countless has the same fears). Those I know who are successful do not go on and on about themselves. They don’t have to because the power they possess comes from within. I’m not getting all Zen but it is a quiet learned type of confidence. Kelly is an idiot. She has to know that. The audience sees the man behind the curtain. As for Luman, birds of a feather flock together..

    • FLG says:

      As I stated yesterday: “Let Freedom Ring”. Part of Freedom is being heard, not censored. Got that Bravo?

  42. happygal says:

    Hello to Lynn, QuincyIL and the community here on I HATE JILL ZARIN,
    You are the Best! I have been reading this blog since last year. A dear friend of mine turned me onto you and I haven’t stopped since. Lynn, Your insight and way of presenting your thoughts with the follow up facts are perfect. Because when dealing with the BS of Jill, you need to have all the ammo available to show the deceit and manipulation she does. Your humor and direct way just lays it out and it is impossible not to see what is really happening after reading your blog. QuincyIL ,
    what an asset you are to Lynn and the community! Your blogs on the variety of shows presents a clear recap and then the comments you make are priceless. In fact the comments on this blog are the most quick, sharp and fun out there- i enjoy reading the comments like the dessert to the dinner of the blog.
    I also want to do a shout out to the community who comment- all of you- so creative, fun, sarcastic- love that – and also caring about each other- I have seen each and everyone of you talk directly to one another about family, health, pet situations and have been very supportive about them. Where are you going to see that except in a group of moral, caring and concerned people.
    Which leads me to the “hate” on this blog- There is no Hate! there is frustration – frustration with blatant lying, distortions, manufacture of “truth” and other actions by Jill- She represents all of the stereotypes of behavior that Jewish people have been fighting forever. Shame on her- As a Jew, she makes me cringe. But I get side tracked…… The main reason to be so upset with someone like her is her blindness to anything that she has done… and then she will turn a phase of “ok- well what ever” when confronted i.e.: like on reunions- and We as watchers get no satisfaction in her being call out-
    You blog came out of a real need… Bravo has not and will not post real comments that do not fit the party line- This blog was a gift to the Bravo viewers and Andy should kiss your feet-
    I know i have written too much… but I just want all of the new readers that have come and will come… know you are in a safe place, write if you feel like it- there is no hate here- just people like you who love to watch these show, talk about them and enjoy the feeling that you are not alone when you see the Zarin pull another one out of her A@@@! That also goes for LUMAN ( don’t get me started) OMG Kelly and the rest-

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      While there are some who post everyday, there are many who just read and enjoy. Thank you for posting Happygal – new voices make this choir grow!

      • happygal says:

        Thank you for the welcome : ) there are many that read and agree and i felt with the mention of ” Hate ” blog in the show- it was important for newbies to see that all is good and welcoming- You just proved me right!

    • Adgirl says:

      happygal – love your post!
      I am SO GLAD you brought up how Jill is “bad for the Jews”. My late father was a proud Jew and he personally would be ashamed of how the Zarins are on the road to morphing the poor reception of their behavior into anti-Semitism.

      • happygal says:

        I soooo agree- There is just personal bad behavior from all people- no matter the religion and then there is real Anti- Semitism. Jill’s actions and ways of manipulating is an equal opportunity awful disgusting behavior. People who are recognizing her for who she really is, not the persona she wishes to present. It has nothing to her religion. She is just putting out there more fuel to the fire of how ” we ” are – and “We are all not like that-” she is an embarrassment to me and all other out there that are really caring, giving and concerned people.
        Thank you for the welcome and comment back- looking forward to writing more here-

      • MAMAZ says:

        Frustration! That’s exactly what it is.
        Don’t worry happygal, nobody believes JZ is an accurate representation of Jewish heritage or faith.

        • happygal says:

          thank you – I know there are intelligent people who see what is what… and My dislike for her was not based on that- that was just the cherry on top of the frustration cake Juill has baked. If I really wanted togo there- How about Luman letting it out of the bag that her ex was anti semitic in here comments about dating her ne guy… makes you want to go hmmmmm about that – and where was Jill about that-

      • happygal says:

        thank you and love your comments-

    • quincyil says:

      There are good and not so good people in every culture. I think Jill has to be responsible for Jill. I make mistakes, but I try not to repeat them. This is what Bethenny told Jill in the last moments of season three. Jill rejected her suggestion.

      “Albert Einstein Quotes

      Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
      Albert Einstein”

      • vilzvet says:

        Welcome and right on the head about the Bravo approved comments, I can no longer read them, I just read the blogs. Extreme frustration when you glance at one or two and want to scream at the utter fakeness abounding.

    • Mookies1mom says:

      Welcome! What a well thought out and well written post. I hope you keep posting!

  43. AZ Girl says:

    @Q from upthread….If the June of never does come and Jill does come out with a diet kola product she can use her left over Koala Clips as the logo.

    Here are some samples that she could choose from: http://www.giftlog.com/pp/clipon_koalas.htm


    • quincyil says:

      I expect Jill to get the girdle line out there by hook or by crook. Bobby has friends.

      • AZ Girl says:

        The fact that all of Jill’s product ideas have to do with fabrics (bedding line and girdles) I am sure Bobby has lots of friends that have helped out providing raw materials for these lame ideas. I think Bobby wants to recover some of that money he spent on those diamonds.

        • NAmerican says:

          I don’t know, I seem to remember Jill stating that her girdles will be made in China. Way to go Jill, ship jobs over seas!

  44. sue says:

    Agreed, but I also think that Jills “revenge” on B was because for the first time in her life, meaning,her becoming popular on the show (in a good way), and her “fabulous circle of people”, in her eyes, finally looking at her in a light that just wasnt shining on her because of her husbands money, and not to mention looking “successful” in “mommy’s eyes, Jill again, was not going to let anybody take that away from her. Jill not only NEEDS acceptence and approval, SHE CRAVES IT, like a junkie needing a fix, and like a junkie needing a fix, she will rob, steal and hurt whom ever to get it, and because of that need she became dangerous!

    • sue says:

      Oops! I copied wrong one! Sorry, I’ll catch on to this computer thing one day,hopefully. lol

  45. klmh says:

    This is an article about herbicides, Round-up, etc., being used on yards. I have often worried about the young men, usually, being employed by chemical companies to spray this stuff on lawns. They don’t wear protective clothing or breathing devices when spraying.
    We have never used it because of our pets and horses, but most here use some sort of chemical service to reduce weeds in their yards. I hope this will make a change in the way these chemicals are handled and used.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Very scary stuff. I don’t use herbicides as that is what my kids are for! Bored? Go pull weeds! Fighting with your siblings again? Go pull weeds!

      • MAMAZ says:

        Windy – You sound like my dad. He was military and if my sisters and I started fighting or complained of boredom he’d say” Police the yard!”

      • klmh says:

        Ha! If I don’t want to pull them, I just have my husband weed whack them down, to be whacked again at a later time.

  46. Adgirl says:

    Ramona’s Bravo blog: ” Avery will be off to Oxford University in England (taking finance courses).

    Ramona and Mario have raised a fabulous and focused young woman!

      • vilzvet says:

        That is so cool. I wonder if Ramona is going to visit! I imagine the course is only a few weeks since Avery still has to finish high school here.

    • happygal says:

      Avery has grown into a lovely young lady- Her mom Ramona worked very hard to give her everything she did not have- a safe happy supportive environment- Lumann, Kelly and Jill are all moms and should see what an excellent job she has done- We don’t hear about her on tweets or youtube or the rags- and with the type of following and scrutiny these shows bring… then that is huge. I wish all of the kids of these shows well- how that turns out is up to them and their parents- no household is perfect and all have bumps in the road… but with all of that- The moms should be careful of how they “use ” their kids ( New Jersey are you listening) because it all can turn and bite on the a@@ like it did with Victoria-

      • dsc60 says:

        agreed… it really impressed me in i believe season 1 when Avery was going to acting classes and auditioning for some roles. Avery decided she wanted to give it up because it took time away from her school work. how admirable is that?

    • quincyil says:

      Jill is so competitive. I wonder if that spills into children. They both have one girl, but Avery seems so much more intelligent and accomplished than Ally. I bet Jill slammed the party out of jealousy.

    • FlowerPower says:

      I loved Ramona’s blog this week. What a celebration of her daughter! She and Mario have every right to be proud.

  47. Sonjafan says:

    I need some help please…now that this blog is so famous, I think my puppy needs a twitter account. Ozzy is a 7 month old pit bull and he refuses to type – what can I do to convince him he can become famous like ginger? Do you think the ginger line is holding him back? Anythoughts? By the way he does not lick my nose or nostrils – yuck!

    • lillybee says:

      Maybe you need to start cooking him some lamb chops.

    • Adgirl says:

      Ozzy ain’t got no thumbs to type with! You will need to take dictation from him while feeding him those lambchops.
      I hope Ozzy is a RH fan. If not that’s OK because we talk about everything here (except politics).

      • Sonjafan says:

        Can’t afford the lamb chops – as he would eat me out of house and home. But he does love the RH shows and his big floppy ears perk up when he hears nasally Jill. Adgirl, he’s not listening about the dictation and I think he has a short attention span…too bad no twitter for him yet. He really did want to write to Jill as he had a few things to say that were a bit “Ruff”

    • lillybee says:

      My greyhound, Isis, has also declined to tweet. Sometimes she does type with her nose. But she thinks her life is too boring to share with the world. All she does is eat, sleep and take walks. Her mommy will take her for mani-pedis but not for doggie massages and she definitely doesn’t get home cooked lamb chos.

      • VAgirl says:

        My two dogs, Cody and Tanner, refuse to tweet, e-mail or post on blogs. In fact, they are putting their paws down about the the time I spend on this blog. They both say it’s taking away from their play time with Mom. So I guess I’d better go for now. They definitely rule the roost – Lol.

        • ms molly says:

          Well ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to say that my baby girl is a 6 year old jet black Chow who pretty much refuses to do most things. She loves to bath, in fact, when you turn the tub on for yourself, you have to make sure to make her leave the bathroom because she will surely get in and stand there in the water waiting for her bath. She definitely does NOTcotton to getting her teeth brushed and will let you know both physically and vocally. ( she weighs in at 92lbs) But about the typing, posting on blogs and e-mailing, I solved this by purchasing the headphone w/ microphone program that allows a person, in this case a dog to just talk into it and the computer types what it hears – hence no thumbs necessary. TaDa

  48. TLM says:

    I think Caroline’s radio show should be renamed, “Guess What? with Caroline.” It wasn’t until today that I realized how much she says “guess what?” when answering a question. It’s sort of like Dr. Phil’s “How’s that workin’ for ya?”

    • Adgirl says:

      Seriously. Kookoo starts every comment with Honestly or Seriously. Or SSHHHHHHH.

      • happygal says:

        or zip it, or where are my organic healthy jelly beans and red twizzlers, etc- because seriously i care about the food i eat is healthy, honestly, seriously……………

      • tc says:

        She has the vocabulary of a 14yr. old. This continues to make me question her so called journalism degree. Seriously, not amazing. To be perfectly honest with you, honestly. It’s just not authentic.

    • happygal says:

      OMG you are so right… guess what- i am talking to you and guess what… i am on the radio
      love that you saw that!

  49. TLM says:

    I went to Lynne’s website to see what designs she was protecting so voraciously. There isn’t one thing on the site you could give me for free, and I can’t imagine who is paying those prices. It looks like there are 2 designs of hobo bags: with fringes or without. Nothing special. As for the cuffs, I think they all look like arts & crafts projects. I could not BELIEVE one of them is $4700. It looks like something you might find at Claire’s jewelry in the mall. It may be a genuine gemstone and silver, but the design makes it look cheap.

    • vilzvet says:

      Well that’s good to know, I was wondering about her stuff. I briefly checked out Alexis’ dresses but have not looked at Gretchen’s bags or makeup. I do have several of the HW books, though. And one unopened bottle of Ramona Pinot Grigio that I am saving for a nice night.

    • Nancy says:

      Speaking about “jewelry” last Thursday when my husband saw
      LuMans awful moth looking necklace he said “Oh my god that looks like
      it belongs to the fat lady soprano singer from a horrible Wagner opera.”

      I almost died.

    • MAMAZ says:

      Lynne Curtin must have gone to the KKB School of Jewelry Design.

      • MichellefromNY says:

        If you go to compete.com, you can see Lynne doesn’t have a lot of business, and her bedding line is actually one where she “slapped” her name on it–the very same complaint she had for gretchen. Wow, she really is dumb

        • tc says:

          Lynne is staggeringly stupid. I can’t watch her either. I wonder what it would be like to put her and Kelly in a room and listen to their conversation.

    • dsc60 says:

      i just checked it out… geez is she on drugs with those prices?… oops never mind.

  50. Mimisfbay says:

    Quincy, what an amusing and diverting blog. Loved it. Both you and Lynn are just the best.

    Big congratulations to Lynn and IHJZ for all of the new comments and, geez, approaching 3M hits!!! Whodathunkit?

    I remember when I found the old blog site and realized there were others of like mind. I was so frustrated by Bravo TV for never allowing my comments. Ah, now the behavior of our favorite evil queen and cohorts are driving hit and visits to this blog! Oh, congratulations and there is just something so rewarding about all of this.

    • Nancy says:

      If my husband George found out that 3 million people actually clicked on a site that was called “I hate Nancy” I pray to God he would have a heart to heart talk with me in a therapists office to explore this.

      • FLG says:

        It is so difficult when Jillzy obviously is taking the “physician heal thyself” approach because she is all doctor-ey, dentist-ey…yada, yada, yada…………..Perhaps Bawby would have better success if he told her they were doing an intervention for Ramona and the cameras would be there. She then makes her grand entrance to show everyone what a great friend she is and discovers it is just the therapist, Bawby and no cameras…. No, she’d just walk off in a huff (like Luann did with Alex on the last episode) and Bobby’d be buying up all the diamonds in Manhattan before he could return home.

  51. cabbie413 says:

    You guys know what’s funny? …some of us were wondering what they needed extra time to edit #rhony for..like what extra footage could they possibly obtain after the crappy Morrocco trip..this show was on a fast track downhill.

    Isn’t it funny that THIS BLOG (our blog!) is the reason for the delay to add to the #rhony drama?!?!? Makes me chuckle 🙂

    • quincyil says:

      That’s why I said we were part of the Bravo Family now. I wonder if Jill was just venting to Bobby and did not know he was going to have a fight with Simon at the party.

      This has to be considered a PR nightmare or job security for the Jill Zarin PR Dept.

      • FLG says:

        She may need Santa to dig her way out of this one. She’s busy blocking everyone else…………

  52. cabbie413 says:

    In upcoming blog of #rhony’s next episode, I hope that Susan Saunders, amazon-gate, Bethenny-gate, and all the other JillZarin-gates are brought up again and reposted in light of the new publicity given to this blog. It will certainly quantify and solidify the appropriate naming of this blog

    Q and Lynn, PLEASE do that.. please please please spell it out for the new people that are bound to flood this blog during the next episode of #rhony!

    ..just a thought.. ok more like a plea!! 🙂

    • quincyil says:

      I’ll send a copy of this to Lynn.

      Are you asking for links to the blogs on those subjects?

      • cabbie413 says:

        I guess I’m asking if you guys could (in the next #rhony blog that it set to be put up after the next episode) have a list of bullet points of the more egregious misconducts of Jill Zarin .. – Like the “alleged” Susan Saunders and amazongate fiasco, her behind the scenes treatment of alex and simon (and children), her trying to get people to send her applications for patty stanKer’s show as if she’s a producer, her treatment of Bethenny, etc, just to name a few. (i’m sure there are a whole lot more)

        Included in those bullet points would be links to the specific blog, where you (Q and/or Lynn) blogged about that specific indiscretion.

        I know she’s done ALOT of stuff, but for that particular blog I’d focus on the most unforgivable ones! ..of course you could do as much as time would allow, as I know you are both busy with real life issues 🙂

        Thanks for the blog! I love it!

        • T-Rex says:

          Included in this list needs to be the fact that Jzilla stated several times, in several mediums that her friendship with Bethenny was for the “show only” they were not really friends. Then Jzilla forgetting that lie she told goes on to go “after” Ramoner for the Scary Island situation and the fact Jzilla and B are no longer friends.

    • TLM says:

      Why does Jill keep bringing up St. John and Bethenny when she has said to Ramona & Alex that they have to either accept her apology & move on, or they can never get past anything?? I thought St. John was in the past.

      How is it that this woman fails to understand she wasn’t “thrown out” in St. John? Four women were simply stunned to see her. No one knew she was coming, and what she got was their raw reaction of being dumbstruck and puzzled. How is that anyone’s fault but hers? She didn’t seem to know the temperature of the room.

      Jill seems to keep wanting to blame other people for the disintegration of her friendship with Bethenny — everyone but the Countess, of course, who sat on a couch and giggled with her while she lied to Bethenny that no one else was there. And the Countess who pulled Jill away from a possible makeup with Bethenny. Both Ramona and Alex tried to get them back together, Alex by asking her to call Bethenny and Ramona getting them both to her apartment. What did the Countess do but revel in the fact that their friendship was broken up?

      If any third party was to blame here, it was Luann. But Jill is really the one who has to take responsibility for destroying her friendship with Bethenny. She has to stop blaming other people for her own character flaws and poor judgment.

      • MAMAZ says:

        Why don’t you just ask her to stop breathing?
        I think she’d have to undergo some serious pyschotherapy before she’d stop blaming other people for her actions.

      • This is just a theory but I think there is another reason why Jill thinks that Ramona turned Bethenny against her. Ramona told Bethenny about Jill’s attempt to sabotage BGM. When Bethenny found out about that, she didn’t want anything to do with Jill. As we know, Jill won’t take responsibility for her own actions so she blames Ramona.

        • TLM says:

          I actually was amazed that Bethenny wanted to make up with Jill despite knowing all that.

          • dsc60 says:

            do we know exactly when Ramona told Bethenny about Jill doing that? i would think that would have been a reason for her deciding NOT to continue her friendship with Jill. just proves how much Jill meant to Bethenny before it finally hit home with her. i know it’s not always one in the same, but Bethenny made it seem like the turning point was when Jill only talked about the ring when Bethenny told her she was engaged. but that was the last straw, there was a lot leading up to that obviously. and jill was originally the one that wanted to end the friendship? and all because Bethenny was just living her life. nice friend.

      • sue says:

        The reason Jill keeps bringing up St. Johns, is because she knows Andy and Bravo are not contractually allowed to review or bring out any footage that has not been seen, unless approved by Zarin and Bensimon lawyers! Trust me its true and if I were allowed to mention name of how I know I would…I wish we could find someone still on the inside to prove this, because we have tried every avenue, from writing select networks, to making phone calls, all attemps go unanswered or answered with the same reply of “We are not at liberty to say”…Sorry guys, but we did try!

        • Kansas Girl says:

          Verrrry interestink! Thanks. (And I do believe you. You’ve got a source you cannot reveal.)

    • Nancy says:

      I think we need to update our
      Why we hate JIll Zarin list.

  53. Has anyone seen this video on Bravo?


    Simon reaches out to Jill – but there are some classic Kellyisms.

    • TLM says:

      Yeah, that was definitely more about Kelly being a wackadoodle than anything else. Reminded me of her, “I mean – recover from WHAT?” when Andy asked her about returning from St. John after her “breakthrough.”

      • Nancy says:

        I loved that part of the reunion because when she finished that sentence everyone stopped breathing for a second. It was like all the o2 was sucked out of the room.
        I’ll never forget that.

    • mamecastle says:

      I tweeted him about this.
      @SimonvanKempen just watched the preview with you & Jill. Who does Kelly think she is? Are men not ALLOWED to talk to women in Kellyland?
      And he responded something like “An excellent question! We’ll have to see what happens this week…. and NEXT week!”

  54. Amy Matheson says:

    Dear Countess Caterwauler,

    I highly doubt you have enough spare cash for a first class roundtrip ticket to Kansas City let alone enough funds for 7 women to travel to Morocco in luxury – as affordable as it may be compared to other locales, still more pricey than you can afford. Since we all know you are on Bravo’s dime, every time you drone on and on about hosting this fabulous trip (sorry all, watching a rerun…slow Sunday) it makes me wish I were the cud-chewing camel with enough good taste to buck you off. Cuz it’d be SO worth it.

    Love, Amy

    • AZ Girl says:

      Amy’s fired up today!

      • Amy Matheson says:

        LOL. She’s so pretentious. Wouldn’t you become a camel for a moment too if you could rocket launch her into the sand? You couldn’t turn that opportunity down…. 🙂

        • vilzvet says:

          I DVR’d a classic rerun of the show the other day, when Luann was waiting at the Hampton Classic Horse Show for her now ex to show up to see Victoria compete. She was so PO’d and they included a little exchange between she and Kelly, about how Kelly doesn’t have to deal with a husband anymore. Luann had these subtitled words: “Lucky bitch”. That was the summer they broke up, I believe.

          • Nancy says:

            I saw that too. I was thinking “Man that marriage was in trouble way back when.”
            LuMan is a very cold woman.

        • tc says:

          You really think she is pretentious? 🙂 I mean she was having a henna spa with her guests in her salawnn. I thought the camel scene was priceless. It went on and on. I would love to see her make a grand exit from a room and fall on her ass. How great would that be.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Amy, Amy, Amy! Bite your tongue! We don’t want That Woman round these parts, LOL, so don’t give her any ideas please. I’m warnin’ ya, if she shows up here, I’m giving her a one-way ticket to Amy Matheson-ville! LOL!

  55. Adgirl says:

    HAHA! BravoTv.com … the lead headline:
    “I Thought It Was a Drag Queen, But It Was Just LuAnn!”
    over a photo of Jill with LouAss in full “Madame do Vegas” regalia while she appears to cup her boob and schrieking into the microphone.

    Good times!

  56. Adgirl says:

    2 of the three “blondes” mentioned this site in their blogs. LOL. Take that JZ!

    I’ll bet Jill is kicking herself for having Bawby bring it up on screen. Total Backfire.

    • The thing is – if Lynn wasn’t just saying it like it is – she’d be called out on her blogs in the comments. What she says it what many of are feeling, and no amount of calling this a “hate” blog can get around that.

      Many viewers may not know about Amazongate, or the leaky press and the secret behind the scenes stuff this woman and her team of interns does around the clock – but they do know how she is on TV – and that is enough! So to expect sympathy over this blog – TOTAL FAIL.

  57. WindyCityWondering says:

    I wonder if the thug in a cocktail dress comment was addressed at the RHNY reunion taping?

  58. WindyCityWondering says:

    Someone needs to compile all the blog entries, tweets, etc that Jill has done that are hateful and send them to Bawby. At least then he can apologize to Simon and save face instead of being a pawn in his hateful wife’s games.

    • Are you in Kellyland? LOL. Actually, so far Bobby has just asked Simon about the blog – and talked it through like a civilized human being. If he starts spreading lies like U know who then he should apologize.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        lol no not Kellyland, please don’t send me to Kellyland!
        Bawby may not be aware that what he is defending his wife against (haters on the internest) is something that she does to others on a regular basis.

  59. klmh says:

    There once was a pervert named Weiner
    Who had a perverted demeanor
    Forced from the Hill
    For acting like Bill
    Now Congress is one weiner leaner.

  60. mamecastle says:

    Somebody started a new Facebook page,
    Stop on by & give it a “like”!

  61. Smompy says:

    I’ve been happily thinking about just how much my feelings for Jill Zarin have changed over time. At first I liked her, then I started to dislike her, then I loved to hate her, then I just hated her but got no joy out of it, and finally now I just want her to go away. Since there’s nothing more she can do to shock me, at least as far as her famewhoring goes, I really can’t say I have any interest in her at all. She’s unfailingly predictable in her desperation, and I’m no longer capable of being surprised by how low she can go. Hearing about Jill’s latest pathetic attempt to grab some attention is like hearing about a recently uncovered misdemeanor committed two decades ago by Jeffrey Dahmer. I’d be like, yeah, and what else you got? With Big Tree Joodice, or even with the Krappy Kountess, at least my hatred is still kinda fun for me. But with Jill, at this point I accept her existence the way I accept the existence of mosquitoes. When those damned bugs are flying around my head or biting me, I react to them and pretty much despise them, but then when the cooler weather sets in and they disappear, I don’t suddenly start expressing gratitude that the mosquitoes are gone. I pretty much completely forget that they ever existed…right up until the next summer. When Jill was away in Australia, I loved watching those RHoNYC episodes, but it wasn’t because I consciously realized while I was watching that she was gone and was happy about that. In fact, it was only later that I realized I had enjoyed the show so much more *because* Jill had not been there to ruin it for me. As much as I bitch about Jill Zarin now, I honestly believe that it she ever went away, it’d be just like with the mosquitoes….I’d simply stop thinking about her altogether. It’d be as if she never existed, and this realization makes me surprisingly happy!

    • I still love to hate her. it helps explain some of the hateful behavior I see at work – and makes me realize I need to distance myself rather than get emotionally involved. That you JZ for being you, and making me realize some people are just too toxic to waste time on.

      • Adgirl says:

        I don’t love to hate her (or LouAss) … I just want SOMEONE to make it right to their face.

    • TLM says:

      Agree Smompy. I find her irrelevant.

    • twoile says:

      @Smompy, FANTASTICALLY written, ITA & could not have expressed it any better, if only Bravo/Andy would pay attention…..it has become a chore 2 watch so I don’t anymore. I get my fix here @ Lynn & Q’s /Boston’s blog, as it is far superior in content & cleverness….my appreciation 4 all. TX

  62. codystl says:

    One thing I haven’t seen commented on yet (I may have missed it) is all the little jabs Jill conjers up against Ramona every week. This week – In what etiquette rulebook does it state that after yelling “surprise” that ONLY the organizer is allowed to be the FIRST to congratulate the honoree? Jill and LuMan have way too much time on their hands if this 3 seconds of their life is worth their snarky comments about Ramona. What happened to the joy in giving rather than keeping score. Is this what so called NY “socialites” find worthwhile? For god sakes, just be happy with the celebration!

    • codystl says:

      ok, spellcheck – conjures.

    • quincyil says:

      Jill complained about the guest list.

    • Amy Matheson says:

      Haha… it was kind of dumb of Ramona to hug Jill like that. Maybe she means it in her heart at the moment as she is showing affection to Jill, but it is inauthentic. People aren’t going to want to hang around her if she’s being weird, it’s just weird, but you don’t just come running over there with your afghan ruining my tattoo like that and it’s stupid and inauthentic and who’s gonna fix this… huh? who?

      oh sorry. Sometimes the crazy gets all mixed up in my head. shhhhhhhhhhh….

    • Error404 says:

      In the petty world of hw paybacks, this was a rebuttal to team blonde member Sonja that lulu claimed to host the morocco trip ignoring Sonja. Jill wants to say that team blonde member Ramona tried to claim ownership of party lulu organized. It’s all so petty and stupid and high school it’s easy to get lost and stop keeping score for a minute, but Jill never stops keeping score, ever!

      • T-Rex says:

        I totally agree Error Jzilla keeps score of what has been done to others, but NEVER of what she has done to create the situation, or takes note of the BS she spews at others once damage has been done to her. It’s a one-way list.

      • FLG says:

        I think all future parties should be planned and executed by a real sixteen year old rather than ladies of a certain age that are acting sixteen. I think if Avery had planned Jill’s party, Gloria-Mother’s-Not-Happy and Ally would have received invitations to Jillz’s b’day bash.

  63. majnon says:

    I love this blog. I came here after the last season of nyc because, like many of you, there was no justice done on the reunions. Sure Jill apologized forever, but didn’t mean it, and Kelly continued to get away with crazy. I read everyday and get so much satisfaction. It really is a great group of people joined together for understanding of these women.
    I woke up this morning to find that our cat of 15 years had died. He was lying outside in the yard, he looked asleep. My hushand and I buried him in his favorite spot under the tree he used to climb. Elton, we will miss you

  64. cabbie413 says:

    Am I the only one who feels this way…?

    I prefer this blog to the actual shows! Instead of the blog being the filler after the shows, I find that the shows are actually the filler to the blog.

    • Error404 says:

      No. It’s gotten to the point where several of us regulars don’t even watch the shows we discuss. LoL! But beware, sometimes the recaps are so good it tricks you into watching the actual shows, and then you’re ashamed that you wasted an hour of your life on such dreck.

      • Adgirl says:

        I’ve started watching the shows in the same fashion as I watched my old soap … DVR then FF everything except the “characters” I like. Last week I skipped the entire Jill bitchday party with the transgender showgirl.
        i did see Bawby Corloene softly “request” Simon to show his fambly more respect.

  65. Nancy says:

    Did anyone know that someone wrote an entire opera reflecting President Nixon’s trip to Communist China in 1972? It’s on right now PBS.

    • Error404 says:

      I saw it once years ago, at NYC opera iirc. I remember liking it.

      • Nancy says:

        I’m not sure why but I have a hard time enjoying an english speaking opera.
        It’s just not the same.

        • Error404 says:

          I once saw a production of Johnny scichi (sp?) in the park in English that I actually prefer to the Italian. Every time I hear o Mia bambina cara I actually sing along in English to myself. Lol

  66. quincyil says:

    thank goodness for twitter literates. I did not know that my conversation with Jill Zarin could not be read by people she blocked. So I retweeted some and you should look at my tweet line for the rest.

    I will just use Jill Zarin since I am blocked too. LOL….. Who knew Jill could affect my tweets too? She must be really mean. rotfl


    • JazzNightOut says:

      I follow u on Twitter and just got the last few of your ‘requests’ for Jill to follow u. Way back, when I heard Jill was blocking those of us who follow Lynn, I immediately blocked Jill. I hope when whoever came to my name, the block showed up. Little victories mean a lot, LOL.

      • quincyil says:

        I did not block Jill or Maggie, her assistant. I didn’t bother.

        • JazzNightOut says:

          I am sure Jill has me blocked; never did try to follow her. But it gave me a certain satisfaction to block her so I did. Petty but sometimes I am. Enjoy your blogs here and your tweets, Mrs. Q.

  67. Amy Matheson says:

    Wow I am fascinated by these reruns…. really ladies who here WOULDN’T want a basket full of panties from your lover upon return from a long trip to Morocco? Anyone? Anyone?

    Note to Silex: I have a couple of ground rules: 1) you must remain asexual on tv from now on. 2) please do not refer to any lingerie and Elton John in the same sentence 3) tell Cindy to keep her brass in pocket (haha … a little Chrissy Hynde joke there.)

    That is all.

    • boston02127 says:

      Amy—Can we add this in, no shots like this allowed:

    • Adgirl says:

      Nothing more erotic than watching a couple of pale middle age bohemians strutting their stuff. bleh.

      • Amy Matheson says:

        Corollary to the bylaws. Mandatory tans. But not Jersey “sizzle tan” tan.

        Getting the wording on this is going to be tricky, but we’re doing god’s work here, people.

      • tc says:

        When that scene appeared all I could say was ‘my eyes, my eyes!’ I may have lost consciousness for a moment, I can’t be sure.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I suppose the fresh undies saved her from having to do the travel laundry right away.

  68. nashhousewife says:

    Hi, Lynn & Quincy! This is my first time posting over here, but I play on RCH’s site regularly. I must say that I love ur recaps as well! I don’t think that Simon should have posted on the site, and especially under his real name. I agree, Jill is a character and I love her! Whew- I am getting out of here before you throw tomatoes at me! Thanks for accepting a newbie! Follow me on twitter!

    • VAgirl says:

      Welcome nashhousewife. You love Jill – WOW. What about her do you love? I’m asking seriously. And why shouldn’t Simon posted under his real name? His two posts had nothing to do with Jill and I don’t think he has anything to hide. Only Jill and her supporters post here under false names. Nobody here would throw tomatoes at you, but they will ask your opinions and ask that you back up your opinions just like they back up theirs. We here are all about respectful adult discussion on a lot of different subjects. Join us.

    • Kerry Okie says:

      Do you love Susan Saunders too?

      • Okie Folkie says:

        @ Kerry Okie, are you in the Sooner State?

        • Kerry Okie says:

          Yep, the Northeastern corner.

          • Okie Folkie says:

            OMG!!! Thats were I grew up! I am in central part now, (Normal) but greatly miss the beauty of Green Country! How cool! I lived in Miami for 18 yrs.
            NOT to be creepy or anything, do you mind saying which town?
            You know, we do have another Okie here, too? Maybe we should have our very own meet-n-greet one a these days?

            • Kerry Okie says:

              See if you can guess. I live less than a mile from one of C & W’s greatest living legends, in the county named for another of our state’s favorite sons.

              • Okie Folkie says:


                • Kerry Okie says:

                  Outside city limits by a stretch, but that’s the general vicinity. Another Okie is klmd or some other initials, right?

                  • Okie Folkie says:

                    Yeppers! kmlh is our Okie and shes up in your area too.

                    • Okie Folkie says:

                      No! It caint be Tulsa…coz thats Tulsa county isnt it? Thats why I thought of Claremore. Rogers county as in Will’s Daddy, Clem V.?
                      NOW, I cant remember all the cities/towns in the area as I’ve been away from that part of our great state for too many yrs. But, NOW you do have me curious!;)

    • Adgirl says:

      Awe … she said Jill is a character and she loves her. I think she means it the sense that JR Ewing made Dallas the great show it was. No villan = no tension/drama.

    • Amy Matheson says:

      Hi nashhousewife! welcome 🙂

      Well, I hate jill, so now the delicate balance of the universe can be preserved!

      If I follow you, will Jill block me? haha ha. i do need to check about these things.

      take care and see you back soon

    • LynnNChicago says:

      We don’t throw veggies, they’re too damn expensive but I, for one would love to know why you love Jill? I honestly try sometimes when I’m driving or daydreaming, to find something to like about Jill. The one thing that always stands out in my mind is Jill on that couch at last year’s reunion screaming at Alex “spread eagle in the hallway of your husband’s hotel”. I was so disgusted and she said it at least 2-3 times too.

      The reason that stands out, well there are several, one is that the nude photos of Alex were discussed at the first reunion then Jill brought it up again at the THIRD reunion, why? What was the purpose? When Jill had to insist on adding “your husband’s hotel”, it was clear she was just being vicious. There was no need to even mention a location, I thought it was Alex’s nudity that was the problem? The fact that Jill attacked Alex, of all people, love her or hate her you can’t deny that she is not mean, Alex doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, she doesn’t know how to be mean, she’s proven that over and over again. Was Jill trying to get Simon in trouble with his employer? Probably! If you picture her saying that you can see a viciousness to her, she’s just mean! The word “mean” like the word “hate” is probably way overused and has lost it’s meaning but think about it, Jill is MEAN, that’s not a good thing to be.

      I even try to find some goodness in her with her charity work but it’s all a bit shady too, isn’t it? Her most recent auctions that said they were for charity said “a portion will go to charity” and since the Ebay listing didn’t follow Ebay’s Charity Auction rules there was no way to know what portion, if any, went to charity. Was it a dollar? Was it 50% of the proceeds? Do you know? I don’t know.
      And don’t get me started on the NeNe Hat from Celebrity Apprentice.

      So please help me to understand why you love Jill Zarin. And Welcome!

      • Okie Folkie says:

        Yeah, and the tomatoes arent even ripe enough to throw, where I live.
        PLUS I love ’em too much to throw!
        I DO hope you will come back and answer the questions that have been asked of you. I promise folks ARE very respectful of differing opinions!

        Welcome to the blog! I, as well as many others would honestly like to KNOW!
        As our dear sweet Lynn stated above, much more eloquently than I could, we are interested…..

      • nashhousewife says:

        Inhale…. well, I should have clarified that I like Jill as a character on the show. Without her, it would be pretty darn boring. Yes, I know that Jill posted a positive review on her own book- but I know a few authors that have done the same. If I had a book on amazon, I would probably post under a pseudonym as well. Be honest, who wouldn’t?

        I am not here to defend Jill Zarin as a person-because I don’t know her, but give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she IS overbearing, dishonest, snooty, and over the top- but I deal with those types of people everyday in real life and don’t HATE them. My main problem with Jill is that she tends to look at the camera which drives me crazy b/c she is breaking the rules of reality tv. No, she shouldn’t have mentioned Alex’s transgressions in that manner- I agree with you but once again- I don’t hate her. I haven’t thought of that in the slightest since last season. The cast has admitted that they don’t hang out regularly in the off-season, so what we see is when they interact. So, if we see a fight that happened in October and the cast doesn’t reunite again until June- then the old issues may start where they left off. If I have to spend my time defending any housewife- it would have to be Tamra. (BUT, not Tamra as a person b/c she and I are polar opposites in terms of behavior) There is no flippin’ way I would sit and be quiet if Gretchen had a boyfriend on the side.

        Back to Jill, I think that her heart is good and she wants to do good- i.e. the silly koala clips- but she has a problem in communication and her delivery is warped. Maybe she needs to take a class in how to relate to other people. That’s all I can say for now as my four kiddos are ready to go have some fun- but thanks again for the blog!

  69. mariareads says:

    Wow, it’s great to see so many new names! Welcome to the friendliest blog I have ever bothered to be a part of. It’s filled with caring people who talk about lots of things besides HW’s and JZ.
    We share, we empathize, we learn from each other. Its grand and Lynn and Quincy work hard to make it the great place that it is.

    • MAMAZ says:

      Not bad for a “hate blog”, huh?

    • quincyil says:

      I glanced at some comments after I googled “real housewives of new york” I saw well written comments from people who had visited this site recently and in the past and they said it was a normal reality show blog, not a hate blog. Being truthful and open really is important.

  70. Adgirl says:

    We just had some excitement here. A huge swarm of bees landed on a branch of a tree in front of our house. The beekeeper came and cut the branch off the tree and took them away. Apparently when my neighbor’s beehive became overcrowded the bees create an extra queen who moves out taking 1/2 the swarm with her. They were resting on the tree waiting for instructions from the scout bees on where their new hive should be built.
    Nature in action. It’s nice that the bees here are recovering from the sickness that killed so many hives and ruined crops recently.


    • Nancy says:

      We just had the same thing happen. I would watch them for hours as they built their hive. I worried about my cats but the bee’s had no interest in hurting them so I let it be.
      Our gardner thought otherwise though so it had to go. I really miss it. Talk about nature at it’s best.

    • Mimisfbay says:

      Adgirl aren’t you in Berkeley? Wow, I thought I was having a nature filled day when I saw 3 deer with antlers up here in the Belmont hills. Phew.

      • Adgirl says:

        Yes I am in Berkeley! Belmont is so pretty. We are lucky in the Bay Area – so much wildlife.

        • Adgirl says:

          … and much of the wildlife in non-human. There are some pretty shaggy people in Berkeley.LOL.

          • Mimisfbay says:

            Oh, indeed, such a colorful spot and lots of really smart peeps too! I just love Berkeley.

    • fatally flawed says:

      Interesting, honey bee swarming has been unusually frequent this year and I think last year, apparently (sorry, my mom is a bee keeper nerd so I know these things. No, really, she went to Bee School.)

  71. Nancy says:

    I think I know the exact moment when Bethenny had the “lightbulb” moment which closed the door for good. It was during the reunion when Ramona said that JIll was trying to ruin Bethenny’s new show. Bethenny responded to Jill “I didn’t have a Bobby all I had was this show.”
    The look on Bethenny’s face said it all. She was DONE.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      The irony of it all is that Bethenny is her own Bobby! What a twist. 🙂

    • Caitlin says:

      Nancy, Wow – I recall that clearly as well. I don’t think Bethenny realized until that exact moment exactly who she had been trying to deal with. Yeah, she had about a million-plus reasons to be DONE!

      • Nancy says:

        I’m so glad you “got that” too as it was a powerful moment as we knew things would never be the same again.

    • Kukulet says:

      Right, and in those same few seconds, Jill denied sending an email to Bethenny about that. Bethenny gave her a look of such impatience, you could almost see the door slam in her mind.

      That part always made me laugh-Alex and Ramona said that Jill had encouraged them not to film with Bethenny, and Jill denied it. Then Bethenny said, “To sabotage my new show” and Jill immediately came back with “It wasn’t to sabotage your new show.” I thought, wow, Jill, you really just put your Laboutins into that one.

      • Adgirl says:

        Typical Jill. She has to issue a fatwah whenever she is aggrieved.

      • tc says:

        Have you ever dated a guy where you couldn’t see his fatal flaws right away and when you get a clue and move on. Then the things you remember about that person start to make sense and click into place (and not in a good way) and you wonder how you could not see it at the time? I think that is what happened to Bethenny.

    • T-Rex says:

      Nancy, I have to agree with you. I think that up until that point Bethenny had no idea at the level of sabotage that Jzilla was creating behind the scenes. Ramoner called Jzilla on her antics, and I believe was willing to submit some sort of proof if I recall, and Jzilla just said “Fine, I did it, I told people not to film with Bethenny”, then she just sat back and was like “whatever” let’s move on, then they moved the camera to Bethenny as she had that AHA moment. That supposed hug from Jzilla at the end of that show was priceless, Bethenny looked like she had been hugged by a snake, Oh yeah she was and she knew it, this was the WE ARE DONE moment. Oh, and if Jzilla even tries to say that she and B are friends now, she is the Lunatic we know her as. If Jzilla had one iota of contact, we would have heard exactly what gift she gave baby Brynn when she met her finally, where it came from, etc. Jzilla tweets when she has a fart, she would certainly have lit up the twitter galore if she had even one meeting with B or her family.

    • dsc60 says:

      Bethenny did say after the engagement ring incident that she didn’t even want to fix the friendship with Jill any longer, however, at Ramona’s renewal when she and Jill talked, i don’t remember Jill’s exact words but Bethenny replied that to continue any relationship Jill would have to change so maybe there was still a glimmer… Jill did reply that she couldn’t change though. Jill sabotaged herself through and through… even if Bethenny had decided to continue some sort of friendship, i’m sure after Bethenny heard what she heard at the reunion, she would have rethought it. i do think that after Bethenny heard that, she didn’t want to be a part of the show or anything else that had to do with Jill any longer. who the heck could blame her.

      • Adgirl says:

        Jill was visibly upset when Bethenny said “to be honest, Jason doesn’t really care for you” (because Jill was so uncomfortable when she met Jason all she did was squeal about the size and cost of the ring). Ouch. Jill knew she could never get back into Bethenny’s orbit after she screwed up with Jason.
        Jason gave Bethenny the strength to walk away like she wanted to.

        • Nancy says:

          I remember that look that Jill had on her face and I knew she knew it was over.
          It was priceless.

        • TLM says:

          I think B said all Jill talked to Jason about when she first met him were the boots she got on sale, and didn’t ask Jason anything about himself. The ring comments came much later, at the engagement annoucement at that Gotham Eligible Bachelor Party thing where Jill spent the evening avoiding Bethenny and then tried to save face at the very end by gushing over the ring.

          I watch way too much TV.

  72. Powell says:

    Watching VH1 Mob Wives marathon. VH1 showed previews of a new reality show Famous Food. Celebs have to work together to put a restaurant together. Guess who is will be on? Danielle Staub. They showed a scene w/her getting loud in one of her fellow female teammates face. Can’t wait to see this.

    • MAMAZ says:

      I know. And Heidi Montag. VH1 is scraping the bottom of the barrel this time. A new low from the channel that brought you I Love New York and Rock of Love.

    • TLM says:

      For a second there, I thought you said Danielle was going to be on Mob Wives. Now THAT I’d pay to see. LOL.

      I don’t know who scares me more on that show, Renee or Drita.

  73. If you had it like this says:

    I’m confused about something. I thought it was Lynn’s idea to have a meet and greet with the fans. Is that not the case? Did Simon approach Lynn and ask her to gather the fans for a meet and greet? The reason I ask is that I’ve seen people saying it’s weird for Simon to have approached Lynn to do that. I always thought Lynn started that.

    • quincyil says:

      I believe Lynn was tweeting about going to the event and Simon joked in a tweet about dinner. Lynn then went with it the idea. Simon said…arrange that…. Alex said they checked with the publisher and got an ok.

      I think it as simple as that.

  74. kellynnola says:

    If I was doing a reality show I would choose not to expose my kids. I admire Sonja a lot for that and even though I am not a fan of her or her interior design taste, Dina Manzo. How many people would have known that was Luann’s daughter smoking weed on youtube if she had never appeared on the show?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      ITA – while kids are part of the family, the less they are seen/heard on a reality show the better.

    • Error404 says:

      It’s all over the place IMO. Many many shows like the hogans seem to do the kids more harm than good, but other shows like the osbourns seem to exist only as a means of providing the kids with a career. I think bravo pressures the hw to show the kids so it ‘s imo brave of the ones who risk their orange/apple/peach/diamond to protect their kids. Still, it seems to be all over the place. Many seem to not show the kids because of divorce battles rather than true concern. If the grammer kids are a no-show in s2 I bet dollars to doughnuts that it’s more to do with the custody battle than what’s best for the kids. Just my jaded opinion.

  75. terry aley says:

    Oh so this is why I’m getting hits to http://www.terryaley.com with my name spelled wrong! (Ally?) Here’s the real story. http://terryaley.com/?p=4226

    • lillybee says:

      That was very nice.

    • Kerry Okie says:

      Jill has a serious case of pudding face in that picture.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        LOL and I predict that it will only get more pronounced as she has more work done!

        • Kerry Okie says:

          Every time I see a picture of her now, I think “pudding face,” and I laugh until I cry. I have never been as entertained by Jill Zarin before.

          • FLG says:

            Perhaps Jello could use her as a spokesperson? I haven’t seen Bill Cosby promoting Jello pudding in awhile….

      • Okie Folkie says:

        Terry, I just visited your blog! And, added it to my fave’s list. I will be checking in w/you. Looks like you have a great site!

        Thanks to you, Lynn & Quincy, there are places in which bravo viewers can visit and not be censored!
        Thanks Terry fer getten this snowball rollin’ down the mountain! 😉

    • Error404 says:

      Actually, I think (read: hope) that the greatest thing to come out of “the hate blog shout out heard round the world” is that bawbee zarin will now be on people like terry’s radar and they will realize he is neither quiet nor non controversial, but Jil’sl soul mate/ partner in every way. He’s a horrible human being and I’m so sick of everyone admiring the emperors new clothes.

      • We Can Never Be Friends says:

        Here! Here! He finances the bitch which enables her to perpetuate all the vile things she does. His zooming in to take people to task when the poor little thing is upset (crying fake tears, whining, etc) is THE most sickening display ever. Gag me with a spoon!!!

  76. Amy Matheson says:

    I have a serious question. Is Bobby blind?

    I am not asking because of the perpetual presence of his sunglasses but because of his choice of lifemate.

    He may also be deaf. Would have to be with all that “bAWWWWbeee”-ing going on.

    Any insight here would be helpful. Thanks in advance everyone!

    love, Amy

    • Error404 says:

      Bawby and Jill are just alike. Perfect match made in hell.

    • Adgirl says:

      I think Jill and Bobby’s mother are probably exactly the same. So he sees nothing wrong with Jill. He’s a momma’s boy.

    • Okie Folkie says:

      I honestly do not know. But I think you’re onto somethin’ there, Amy! My opinion is, he’s DUMB. If he were anything but-D.U.M.B.OH. I honestly cannot figure out WHY he would give his ol’ hag/wifey a “STAGE” on a National TV show, in which to perpetuate ALL THIS *HATE* which of course WE know IS NOT shown on this fun, happy, caring, loving blog!
      I love Lynnnchicago and I love Quincy, too!
      But, I still Hate Jill Zarin!

      • MAMAZ says:

        I was put off by Bawby in S1. His relationship with Ally, or lack of, was a red flag for me. You should never marry someone with a child unless you can love that child like your own.
        I had originally assume he had no children because he seemed unable and uninterested in communicating with his stepdaughter. I only hope he played a larger role in his own childrens lives.
        This is in no way an attack on Ally Shapiro who had done nothing to warrent an attack by me. Just an observation about Bawby.

        • VAgirl says:

          I agree. They were very very uncomfortable around each other. It was awkward to watch Jill/Ally have to ask Bawby for the funds/transportation for Ally to go to fat camp. Come to think of it, Ally has probably learned from her Mommy how to catch a rich man and finagle things out of them. I hope not. I hope Ally marries for love no matter how much the man makes.

          Oh The season premier of Celebrity Rehap is coming on. I didn’t know that was coming on tonight.

        • T-Rex says:

          Mamaz, the way Bawby treated Ally was the reason I have posted previously that I was SHOCKED that Jzilla changed her daughters name to Zarin in print. Ally’s REAL father has been in her life completely, he is not a dead beat dad, and from what has been printed he shared Ally 50-50! Why would you disrespect this man for TV ratings? Oh yeah, were talkin about Jzilla, I forgot!

  77. Kerry Okie says:

    Bawbee loves Jill more than Jill loves Bawbee, we know for sure. Jill is convinced of it, and love is blind. I don’t think he sees her like we do. Last season, it was his blind devotion to her that many of us found endearing. but now, it’s starting to reek of entitlement, like he thinks it doesn’t matter what she does, she’s his wife so she gets a pass. She’s definitely using him, but he’s willing. She’s the dominant and he’s the submissive in that relationship.

    • Nancy says:

      It’s funny how a good “BJ” these days has power.
      I wonder if this is “in the book”.

  78. Amy Matheson says:

    I know Simon goes out of his way to be provocative with his clothing choices, but I were to pick which husband needed a beard most, it would be … dear Bawby. I suppose Jill does have her use and can be kept quiet with a car here and some baubles there.

    I guess he could’ve done worse than a lying famewhore. She could’ve been one of those crazy dog ladies.


  79. Adgirl says:

    Soooo Simon is cordial with Lynn, nothing more.
    Jill had Rob Shuter of PopEater and Michael Musto AT her filmed bitchday party (with transgender entertainment).
    So who’s zooming who????
    How many nasty remarks/leaks about the various NY wives have appeared in those gossip columns? I’ll bet zero about LouAss or Kelly!
    Jill is friendly with many other Bravo “stars”, so she probably places tidbits on their behalf too. Caroline. Patti. Speak up, I know you’re reading this!

  80. Ally says:

    I started following you on Thursday and Jill blocked me sometime between then and today! Who does that? And you’re right I hadn’t heard of your blog until Bobby talked to Simon and I looked it up! Glad I did… definitely a new fave!!

  81. Indy501 says:

    My husband & i are in NYC to see our son in a performance. It is also gay pride weekend here and we thought it would be fun to watch the parade. I spotted Simon & Alex marching with one of the many groups. No fanfare. No special attention. I only recognized them cuz i watch the show and wow is Simon tall!! Didnt see Sonja, guess they didn’t ask her to speak. Have even more respect for Silex now.
    Love this site!!!

    • Cusi77 says:

      Welcome Indy501! I have been here since May 2010 and Here you can find the most amazing, intelligent and funny people! Lynn has provided us with a safe place to come to give opinions about The RealHousewives as well as other programs on Bravo, with real comments, with just one rule: to respect each other’s opinions, to agree to disagree. Many of the comments are backed with links with facts, not just personal opinions.

  82. Karmasweetkarma says:

    you are all truly disgusting, leave Jill alone, she has done more good in this world than any of you will ever do put together. Thanfully there are people like her who can balance your negativity with positivity.

    • SayingaPrayerforYou says:

      Oh, my goodness. Are you rip-roaring drunk already on a Tuesday night? How awful your life must be.

      You can change that, you know. You could sober up, make some friends, possibly a relationship. There is hope. You don’t have to spend your life making crazy, incoherent, spam, posts. You could even start your very own blog one day, or get a job employed by someone other than Jill Zarin. I feel so sorry for you. It must be very difficult to be who you are. There is more to life than just your hatred of this blog and your blind, embarrassing, sycophantic, shrillness about Jill, and I pray for you that you find it one day.

      Try going outside. Read a book. See a play. Read the paper and do some volunteer work. Spend time with a pet since you likely don’t have any loved ones or friends. Try to improve your life a little bit every day. Maybe your own karma will improve and you will someday come back as a human being who has more to say and has more successful relationships and a meaningful life.

      • SayingaPrayerforYou says:

        Correction: totally drunk on a Monday* night. That’s even worse, oh my goodness. You poor soul.


    I loathe Jill Zarin,hahahaha


    Lynn I so enjoy you on the Carly show,,,,you validated what I have posted on here and other sites,,,Alex is brought up too well and I think she doesn’t “fight” well with these *ahem women,,,because she is in total shock that they behave so badly. It is laughable that the countless wrote the book on manners and she is so uncouth. She hasn’t a clue…and where were all her “Royal” friends for her video? The chic are Kelly,,Jill and Chris whatever his loser last name is????….that video is hideous….
    If Simon is getting too involved..then why is it ok for Bawby to get involved? He confronted Alex last year at a party at Sonja’s and Mario,,before that,,,and now Simon,,,wow,,doesn’t he see thru his wife’s charade? His kid’s inheritances are going to pay for worker bees to keep Jill’s facebook, twitter and Bravo accounts free from negativity,,way to go there Bawby…..If you are that thin skinned,,then get off the show,,,just read her blog,,D to the ellusional!!!! I so agree with you Lynn,, I saw it the same as you did,,Jill was OK to meet with Simon until Kelly swayed her. Kelly? Kelly? Kelly swayed Jill…had I not seen it with my own eyes… I would never have believed it.
    The Bravo sight is a joke,,,you cannot get a comment on there,,,,,that’s why I applaud you for having this blog,,,,you work so hard ,,and it’s an outlet for people who are screaming at the TV…lol….again if Alex wasn’t so well brought up,,,she would have decked Kelly….Kelly on the other hand has decked at least one person ,,we know of,,,and if Kelly says Alex lives in Brooklyn and has no money,,,hmmm goes to show,,,Money Can’t Buy You Class… My friend *in Countless deep baritone voice….

    Thanks again Lynn..Love UnFollow JZ day..keep on Puhlease,,,,,you keep me sane..

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