I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York
It’s the mother / daughter episode!
First we have to watch as Luann teaches her daughter how to drive. This is a repeat of Bobby and Jill teaching Ally to drive last season, or the season before….who can remember the dull stuff? Get this, Luann says in her blog that the reason Victoria was driving too fast was because her father likes car racing. Makes perfect sense to me….actually not so much!
Ramona and her daughter Avery are very real, that school project that Avery wrote about a person that she looks up to and cited her Mother Ramona could have been a set up for television but the reason I don’t think it is, is because Avery also spent a portion of the scene criticizing Ramona, which made the paper seem very real. Avery isn’t happy that Ramona talks on the phone during their meal time or that she’s home alone until 9pm in the evening while Ramona and Mario are out. In the end, Ramona must be doing something right because Avery is an amazing young woman.
Jill visited Ally at college and I have to give Jill credit when it’s due, for once the conversation was all about her daughter, Jill asked, listened and followed up with Ally and I actually found Jill funny when she was talking about her daughter taking a human sexuality course. Jill was able to undo all the good she did at lunch by acting like a shrew while shopping with her daughter. Poor Ally can’t even choose her own clothes without Jill criticizing her choices. Overall I wasn’t completely disgusted with the mother/daughter Jill scenes, it could have been worse.
We only had to endure crazy Kelly for one scene really, she and Luann had a conversation (if you can call it that) in a lounge over drinks….Kel Kel couldn’t decide what to order and rather than choosing a cocktail she might like, she was choosing her drink by its name on the menu. Similar to choosing a race horse by the name and not the horse’s or the jockey’s performance, Kelly picked a drink because of what it was called rather than what was in the drink. The beer expert had no clue how to order a cocktail, Luann had to read the names to her like a child. This woman really lives in New York City and raises two children? Seriously?
The discussion consisted of, “you’re great, I really like you” then, “no, you’re great, I adore you”. Apparently Kelly could listen to Luann’s stories all day but I have no idea what these two were talking about, they sucked the air right out of the room. These two women are the biggest fake’s on earth! No one will convince me that they’re really friends outside of television.
There was a whole lot of scenes showing Sonja getting ready for her burlesque party, shopping, trying on clothes, dancing in her bedroom with Chris Marsh as he helped her prepare her outfit. They were a little dull to be honest but if the alternative was more of Cindy, Luann, Jill or Kelly, I’d much rather watch Sonja do just about anything.
It was nice to be almost completely Cindy-free, she made an appearance at Sonja’s party just long enough to make an ass out of herself with Jill Zarin. The two of them stood together watching Sonja’s performance making snarky comments the entire time, even saying, “is she drunk?”, they were completely rude!
Simon and Jill finally had their sit-down with Bobby as a witness and they both said all the right things to each other, Simon apologized although I’m not exactly clear on what he was sorry for because he never said. Jill used her typical line, “you can’t have zero tolerance for me” which basically means she gets a pass no matter what she does or says. She can have zero tolerance for others but no one can be upset with Jill if she makes a mistake.
I think this discussion, which later included Alex, was well before Simon and Alex saw the video of Jill calling Alex a “F****n Bitch” at the wedding and the nasty “social status” comment. I don’t think you can hold anyone to a peace-making discussion when later you learn that one person in the truce was two-faced and lied. Can you?
As Alex pointed out on Watch What Happens Live, Jill admitted to being two-faced and she’s ok with that, apparently Jill believes that the talking head interviews are meant for slamming her fellow housewives and it’s all part of the game. Maybe this is where the zero tolerance exception comes into play for Zarin?
Jill proved to be two-faced as Sonja came off the stage and after having slammed her throughout the performance, Jill then hugged Sonja and told her she was jealous of how great she looked. Really Jill? Don’t these women remember they’re wearing microphones and being filmed?
I thought the ladies all looked really beautiful at Sonja’s party, I really do like Sonja but she baffles me at times. She told us that she had very important guests in from Europe and even royalty, they take their burlesque very seriously?
The first performance was just a stripper to me but what do I know about burlesque? I thought Sonja’s performance was certainly “out there” but in the end we have to give her props for getting up there and performing the way she did, it was pretty daring. I really loved how Jill thought Sonja was talking about her but said, “is she talking about US?” Who is “Us” Jill Zarin? The brunette’s? I’d say, yes, she is probably talking about YOU Zarin!
All of the ladies seem to like Sonja with the exception of Cindy but Cindy is a complete waste of space and it seems like Bravo is getting that by now. It’s late in the season and we don’t see too much of Cindy, thank goodness! Even Luann rarely says a bad word about Sonja, could you imagine if Alex McCord had gotten up and performed that routine? She’d have been ripped apart limb by limb by all of the brunette’s. No, only Sonja could have done what she did on national television.
Unfortunately we had to sit through listening to Luann’s song but only a bit of it (Thanks Bravo!) of course Jill had to give her opinion of how to mix the song because Jill’s not only a doctor, dentist, financial advisor, attorney and rude bitch, she’s also a music producer. Even Luann was quick to remind Jill in her interview that her advice wasn’t needed, but I have to say, someone’s advice telling Luann she shouldn’t do this would have been valuable. This woman cannot sing, but she’s not singing in this one, she speaks with the voice of a man and makes a complete fool of herself, again!
Luann’s tone deaf producer, Chris Young suggests that Luann do a music video to go along with the song, this guy’s a genius! Luann clearly already knew she’d be filming a video and tells Jill she wants to include all of the other housewives. As we know, the only two who agree to do it are Kelly and Jill, the fame whores. Sonja, Ramona and Alex are chastised by the one who can’t sing yet I noticed Cindy’s not there but seems to get a pass. When Lulu looks back on this in years to come she’s going to regret including Cindy in her lyrics because we’ve all have forgotten who the hell she is as soon as this season ends.
Next week we actually have to watch Luann, Kelly and Jill make this video, I don’t know why Bravo wants to punish it’s loyal viewers. What have we done to deserve this Bravo???
There is already a preview video of Jill and Luann getting hair and make up done for the video, could there be anything more dull? Oh right, no Cindy, I guess we should be thankful?
If you missed Carly and I dissing on the show, you can listen here:
We’ve discussed doing a show after The Real Housewives of New Jersey as well, would you guys listen to that? Let me know, if there is interest we’ll sure give it a try!
This is the You-tube video Luann parody that Carly refers to (thanks for sending it VAGirl):
Big Brother, A Mini-recap
Big Brother also premiered last night, I love that show! If anyone is interested in blogging it, please send me an email. LynnAHudson@aol.com (remember it’s 3 nights a week) Thanks!
I think it’s going to be a great season with the couples theme and half the house is made up of newcomers while the other half are veteran Big Brother contestants. Each couple will play together but the Head of Household (tonight Rachel…yuck!) will choose two people for eviction. Another twist is that the nominee who does not get evicted will get a golden key and a pass for the next four weeks directly into the final 10. Jeff and Jordan, Brenden and Rachel, Evil Dick and his daughter Danielle are going to be tough to beat as they proved in the first competition.
The most annoying Big Brother contestant ever, Rachel as head of household will now have to choose two people for eviction but has to remember that whoever is not voted out will be her housemate for at least four weeks. She promised Evil Dick and Danielle that they would be safe as they made a deal during the competition. I would have preferred to see Danielle and Rachel fight it out til the end because they’re both tough competitors.
It’s going to be a fun season!
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Tomorrow we’ll discuss the blogs, Watch What Happens Live and more of the show, as of this morning we’re still missing Sonja, Jill (who cares?) and Cindy (not missing a thing) from the blogs, apparently Jill is out of town so maybe we’ll get lucky and she’ll skip blogging altogether this week. (crossing fingers!) And this weekend…The Rich Amons Asshat of the Week, don’t miss it!
Until Next Time…