I Hate Jill Zarin Housewives News
Yesterday Bravo had a marathon! Not just any marathon but it was The Real Housewives of New York marathon.
I don’t know how it is possible but I’ve become numb to Luann’s rudeness, passive aggressiveness and all around bad behavior, you almost expect it now and she has actually said she doesn’t care that she comes off that way. She is who she is and she’s not changing for anyone. There you have it.
What I do feel for is Luann’s children, this is a cold-hearted woman who is rarely seen being loving and emotional with her kids. I wonder if Luann was raised like that? Luann isn’t a nice person, obviously she’s nice to her kids and her boyfriend, maybe people that she likes but anyone who she doesn’t know or who she doesn’t care about gets the cold shoulder from Lulu. Remember Caroline’s description of their first meeting? Luann doesn’t watch the other housewives show and had no idea that Caroline was a housewife. Let’s face it, Caroline doesn’t look like your typical Bravo Housewife. To Luann, Caroline was a nobody so she was rude and brushed her off. Once Luann was told that Caroline was one of the Jersey Housewives, Lulu changed her tune. Clearly this woman thinks more of herself than anyone else does. This is the woman who tells Alex to stay out of the argument between Jill and Ramona yet Luann was the first one to jump in and reprimand Ramona both at Jill’s Charity function and in Morocco. Hypocrite!
I honestly don’t think that Luann even cares about Kelly, Jill or Cindy she merely needs someone to shoot with, she needs to be part of a group on the show but we know she doesn’t truly hang out with these women off-screen.
We’ve never seen Luann cry on-screen, or say she was “hurt” by anyone else on the show, she simply doesn’t care enough about any of these people to have any emotion over them. We saw her get a tiny bit emotional during Season Two reunion when the ladies all called her out on not inviting Alex to her Memorial Day BBQ and for labeling herself as the epitome of “class” she was caught in a lie and held a pillow up to hide her face.
There is no way to know if her daughter would still be climbing out windows, smoking pot and using vulgar language if her parents had stayed together, we know her father Alex traveled a lot and wasn’t around much anyway but since Lulu started dating Jacques she admitted to being away from her kids several days a week leaving them with a “Mother’s helper”.
As far as we know Luann’s son Noel is doing well, he has created his own line of skateboards and is marketing them. Nothing against the skateboard crowd but they’re not exactly known to be the best students or part of the “Say No To Drugs” campaign. That is not to say all kids who skateboard are bad students and druggies but unfortunately that is part of the stereotype. Time will tell with Lulu’s kids, hopefully they’ll both turn out to be upstanding citizens but without the cold heart their mother sports.
Watching Kelly Bensimon again is really distressing, I’ve said many times that she thinks and acts like a 13-year old girl. Her reference to 1979 is interesting because she would be right around that age in 1979, maybe a few years younger. KelKel has proven time and time again that she is not the brightest bulb in the land, she doesn’t know sayings like, “eating crow” or “let your hair down” like a teenage girl would most likely not have heard them. She takes everything very literally, has absolutely no sense of other people’s feelings. Kelly challenged Alex at last year’s reunion saying, “do you really care what Ramona feels?” Why wouldn’t Alex care? To Kelly it’s like asking someone, “How are you?” You don’t really want to hear how that person is doing, it is just a pleasantry. In Kelly land you don’t care about other people’s feelings just like a teenage girl who bully’s and harasses a classmate for being different or for wearing glasses or braces, that bully doesn’t think for a second about her victim’s feelings or she wouldn’t be bullying anyone.
Kelly doesn’t care about Alex’s feelings, and it was distressing to watch their interaction in Morocco because Alex was trying to express her feelings and was getting emotional. Kelly told Alex “shhhh” and “close your eyes”, she wasn’t listening to Alex just trying to make a fool of her just like that teenage girl who bully’s a classmate.
Kelly did this last season with Bethenny, or she tried to. Bethenny was successful at ripping right back at Kelly or walking away, unfortunately Alex can’t seem to do that. Just once I’d like to see Alex give it right back to Kelly but the next interaction between the two ladies at lunch back in New York was the same. Telling Alex to stop turning red is like telling a redhead to stop having red hair, to ridicule someone about something that they cannot control is vicious and vile. Kelly is vicious and vile, Alex has never done anything to Kelly Bensimon yet Kelly is constantly berating and belittling Alex.
Kelly hasn’t had a man in her life, that we know of, for quite a long time. During the Season Two reunion Kelly talked about the man who accused her of beating him up and she of course had used the excuse of “self-defense” yet she wasn’t harmed in any way and she ended up doing community service. A forty-two year old woman with the brain of a pea..er a 13-year old girl isn’t going to keep a man interested for too long. Consider her being creeped out by anything to do with sex or the female body and you’ll see a man shaped hole right next to that plastic horse in her living room.
I get the impression that Kelly is more of a friend to her daughter’s than a mother and that most of the mothering is done by nanny’s while Kelly jet sets all over the country and goes out to parties for 10-minutes at a time.
Early in the day we saw the episodes where Sonja was acting like a vicious monster and it will tend to annoy you all over again, won’t it? Remembering that Alex has forgiven Sonja helps a bit but it really doesn’t bode well for Alex to keep getting shoved around by all of the other housewives, including those that are newer on the series than she is like Sonja and Kelly.
Who is Sonja and how does she really feel about her cast mates? I don’t think Sonja has a lot of respect for Alex, I think that the comments and actions speak for themselves but that Sonja isn’t really a mean girl. She may have been having a bad week or a bad month to have shown her ass on-screen the way she did, I think Sonja’s goal is to try to be on both sides and play with all the ladies. We know that Jill kisses Sonja’s ass, Sonja may be having money trouble right now but Sonja was a true New York socialite. I think Jill can recognize that Sonja is one person she can’t bully so she pretends to like her. Sonja is the one New York housewife that all of the ladies seem to have some level of respect for, if nothing else, even Lulu rarely says a bad word about Sonja.
I still don’t understand why Jill has given Sonja a pass for giving me an interview while she is tearing Alex and Simon apart for merely admitting to reading this blog and meeting me in Chicago while they were here on a book signing tour. I’ve never so much as spoken to Ramona Singer yet Jill is ripping Ramona apart for mentioning this blog in her Newsletter and on her Bravo Blog.
We all know that Jill’s burning of the sins in Alex’s back yard was fake all done for the Television cameras. Jill made her feelings clear about Alex at the wedding when she called her a F****n Bitch, then said she was socializing above her station in life, or whatever the hell she said, talking to a producer made it even worse because we know that these were her true feelings and not something she was faking for the cameras. The hatred that showed on Jill’s face for Alex doesn’t just go away because of a few months off filming.
We know that Jill has completely turned on Ramona, these two women have had a volatile relationship since we met them four years ago but Ramona always said that the two of them were true friends and always would be, I think those feelings have certainly changed. What Jill has done to Ramona is unforgivable. Yet Ramona has remained silent and has shown style and class by not retaliating even though there are certainly plenty of things Ramona could say about and to Jill Zarin in the press.
We already discussed how fake Jill’s friendship with Luann is but what about Jill’s relationship with Kelly Bensimon? Are these two women truly friends? I think Jill looks at Kelly as her most recent project. Kelly’s life is a mess, she’s got no job, living off her ex-husband’s money and living in his home. Kelly can’t seem to find a man although she’s been on television for 3 years. Why hasn’t Mr. Right found her yet? Jill will take care of Kelly now that her daughter is gone off to college.
Kelly and Jill have been known to have dinner together outside of filming and do apparently get together, I dont’ think it is as frequent as Jill and Bethenny used to hang out together but I think it does happen now and then.
Kelly has ripped Sonja apart with her comments about Sonja’s home, ex-husband and her finances. Kelly has no room to talk about any of these things since she is living in the same building that her ex-husband owns and lives in, I’m sure if she needed to clear a clogged toilet she would call a plumber and have the bill sent to Gilles Bensimon. Kelly has nanny’s and probably a cleaning crew while Sonja does it all on her own.
Alex and Ramona have gotten together outside of filming but truly both women lead their own lives with their real friends, relatives and children to raise.
I don’t think that any of the women have really warmed up to Cindy, I think she was just as dull in real life as she has been on the show and none of the ladies have anything in common with her. Her mothering skills leave a lot to be desired, we watched last Thursday as she called a nanny to retrieve her child (just one of the two) from a luncheon with her parents because she didn’t have the first clue what to do with the child. In earlier episodes while we barely noticed, Cindy was shown just a few times with her children. In every case she had some help with them, at the Art Gallery she had two nannies for two babies and in her home she tells viewers that she lies in bed and listens to the nanny getting up in the middle of the night with her kids. One scene in which the baby’s daddy visits to spend some time with his girls there is a houseful of people and Cindy is constantly criticizing her ex-boyfriend for the way he plays with the girls. The fact was he was doing just fine, she was handling them like they were porcelain dolls.
I cannot believe that a woman who has been a mother for 13-months still cannot handle one child in a restaurant for a 1-hour lunch. She has no confidence and she’ll never get any until she dives right in and cares for her kids on her own. I’m all for women having help if you work, in Cindy’s case she runs a business so obviously she needs someone to care for them while she’s working but to have two nannies at all times is going overboard. Some people should simply not have children.
Reports are that Cindy is being sued for racial discrimination:
The beauty chain owned by Real Housewives of New York star Cindy Barshop has been accused of racial discrimination after a former employee claimed she was bullied and eventually fired because she is black.
The Completely Bare spas are as famous for their risqué ‘vajazzling’ services as they are for their famous owner.
But Altovise Collier claims she was only hired by managers at the Fifth Avenue flagship to ‘inject some color’, according to a complaint filed with the state Division of Human Rights.
The 25-year-old, who is a licensed aesthetician, told the New York Post how she relocated to New York from Atlanta in March to take the job.
She says she applied online and was interviewed by phone, and did not meet her employers in person until she arrived for her first day of work.
She said: ‘They were very impressed with me – until they saw me.’
Miss Collier said that she was the only black woman among the staff, and was subjected to verbal abuse from Ms Barshop as well as around 50 other employees.
She also claims that she was not trained properly, which lead to customer complaints.
She continued: ‘I was treated like trash and thrown in the gutter, damn near sleeping in the streets.
‘Everyone treated me badly, like I was in some sort of sorority hazing.’
She added that the company also underpaid her, only handing over about half of her $700 weekly salary, and as she was paid in cash, she lacked the payslip proof required to rent an apartment.
As a result, she claims, she was forced to sleep on friends’ couches.
Her lawyer, Lenard Leeds, said: ‘From day one, she wasn’t given the same training, she wasn’t given the same money.’
Ms Barshop has denied all charges. She told the paper that Miss Collier was fired ‘because of the quality of her work.’
Is Cindy Barshop racist?
Many people have said that these reality shows like Housewives have replaced soap operas for many women and some men too! The one thing missing from Reality TV that Soap Opera’s at least tried to have was continuity. Soaps even had a crew member who was on the production team strictly for continuity that way there was no hypocrisy.
If this were a Soap Opera they would have stopped filming when Luann told Alex to stay out of the argument between Jill and Ramona, they would have reminded Lulu that she did the exact same thing several times during the show and she would have to change her sanctimonious, self righteous speech for another time. If this were a Soap Opera they’d have had to stop filming a whole lot!
Thanks to Boston02127 for the great photos/captions!
Until Next Time…