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.
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”:
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….