I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York – The Reunion Part I
This show rocks! Did you know that Kelly was rated one of the top five most “nice” celebrities? She was nice on the show tonight, when she attacked Alex about being “different”, she gets irritated when Alex turns red and that upsets Kelly. Alex, please stop turning red, the last thing anyone wants is an upset Kelly Bensimon. Bad things happen when Kelly is upset. Jelly beans get devoured, men get punched in the face and chaos ensues.
Even Andy Cohen laughed when Kelly told Alex that she was “nice”. A magazine article named Kelly as one of the top five nicest celebrities and Alex asked her if she really believes her own press. Apparently she does, she was also named the most charitable person in her area when she was growing up folks! Don’t forget that!
Kelly is nice, she was nice when she said that Sonja’s house was dirty and unorganized, she told viewers that Sonja is living beyond her means in her ex-husband’s house. I love that Andy asked Kelly about the home she lives in, Kelly excitedly and proudly told Andy that her ex-husband Giles Bensimon bought that house for $1 million. She started to go on about what it’s worth now and the square footage as though she was a real estate broker. Andy cut her off and had to point out the obvious, Kelly didn’t even get the connection between her living in Giles home and what she said about Sonja living in her ex-husband’s home. Sonja was very clear, that is her home, she owns it outright.
Kelly had the nerve to point out that as a mother, hygiene is very important, implying that Sonja’s home is not only unorganized but when Kelly said her house was “dirty” she meant it was “dirty” as in really dirty. We all watched as Sonja’s little dog piddled on the carpet but what Kelly was implying was much worse. All of the ladies seemed to disagree with Kelly, except Cindy but she doesn’t count.
The first montage they showed was Alex McCord after Cohen’s introduction of “Alex seemed to fight with everybody here”. Poor Alex, she did turn red a lot and she had squabbles with everyone except Ramona and Cindy. It was very obvious that Jill tried to back off of Alex all season, there were a lot less attacks on Alex this season compared to previous seasons. Unfortunately for Jill, the remarks she made at the wedding were pretty bad leaving Jill very little defense except to repeat what she said behind Alex’s back directly to her face at the reunion.
Jill’s nasty face stared directly at Alex and said, “you ARE a F****N Bitch” and Alex looked directly at Jill and said, “and so are you!”. Alex was right, Jill was wrong. Jill’s comment about Alex being in a social setting that is above her wasn’t brought up, I certainly hope thy don’t let her off the hook for that comment.
Kelly was asked why she was attacking Alex all season, Andy’s viewer question was “what makes you think you can tell Alex how she’s feeling and calling her ‘weird’ repeatedly?” Kelly didn’t have a proper answer, but then she rarely does. The New York Housewives begin to talk over each other and it’s impossible to hear what any of them are saying, this happened frequently on tonight’s show and Andy had very little control.
Andy knows that when even two people are talking at the same time, viewers can’t hear either one of them but when four or five of them are all talking it is just like being at a rock concert standing right next to the huge amplifiers while trying to listen to people around you talking, you can’t hear anything at all. Andy tried to put a stop to it but this went on way too often and for too long.
The montage of Alex also brought up the subject of the Marriage Equality March and the argument between Sonja and Alex. They seem to have gotten their stories straight and as the two ladies explain we hear Kelly mumbling every few seconds in the background. At that point Andy decided to find out what Kelly was mumbling about.
Every time Kelly opened her mouth she made a fool of herself. Kelly jumped into several conversations that had nothing to do with her, the Marriage Equality March argument between Alex and Sonja was being discussed and for some reason Kelly decided she was going to tell the story of what really happened. Kelly really does need etiquette lessons, she interrupts (while claiming everyone interrupts her) and is rude to everyone.
When Jill and Ramona were arguing about Jill’s event, Ramona was explaining that she thought the wine that she brought was to be served and Jill insists that she asked Ramona not to serve it. Jill’s martini’s at 11am would be an acceptable offering for her guests, Alex tried to jump in to give her take on things and Jill jumped down her throat telling her to shut up, it is none of her business. Alex pointed out that she was there and had an opinion the same way Kelly jumped in to arguments simply because she was there. Apparently Jill only allows that if someone is on her side.
I think almost everyone on the brunette couch at one time or another told Alex to “shut up” or “be quiet” or “stay out of it”. I truly believe that was planned in advance. The Brunette’s all decided that they were going to try to neutralize Alex and make her opinions invalid. This is all part of Zarin’s plan to try to get Alex off the show and that has been Jill Zarin’s goal since season one. Jill always has a plan.
Every one of them jumped into arguments that had nothing to do with them so for them all to tell Alex to back off was completely obvious and inappropriate. Luann, the Miss Manners of the group was rude to Alex and told her to “stay out of it” yet Lulu jumped in to try to defend Kelly and even Jill.
Ramona got upset when the subject of her husband was brought up. Luann tried to sound like the innocent victim as Ramona talked about cheating husbands. This same subject came up last season as Lulu talked about her ex-husband not liking Jewish people and their “open marriage”. A wife like Luann who is married to a Count and has the life that she dreamed of with as much money as she could possibly spend doesn’t want an “open marriage”. Chances are pretty good that she had no choice. The Count most likely was openly cheating on his wife during his many business trips and Luann would have been told to deal with it or leave. The Count may have even told his wife she’s free to do the same as long as she’s discrete and doesn’t make a fool of him. This arrangement would have probably disgusted Ramona and as she said the Count and Countess tried to play it off as if they had this wonderful marriage but they were actually separate more than they were together and both having affairs.
In Morocco when the fortune-teller implied that Mario had another woman, Luann told Ramona that she’s sorry, and she’s there for her and she feels badly, no one should have to go through what Luann went through….and on and on. This implies that Luann believes that Mario is having an affair. If Luann really wanted to support Ramona, she would have said, “it’s ridiculous, of course Mario is faithful, just ignore the fortune-teller”.
Jill played into it as well telling viewers that in her “circle of friends” (Luann and Kelly) she also heard a rumor that Mario was cheating. Interesting how this came up only this season when a fortune-teller said it and Luann, Kelly and Jill were most likely speculating about Mario. Let’s face it, Jill doesn’t have a “circle of friends” she has Kelly and Luann during filming, the rest of the time she chases after psudo-celebrities like Kathy Hilton.
Overall I thought Luann was pretty nasty but I have to give her “Kudooos” for not blindly following and agreeing with the Brunette’s on every subject. Luann was quick to tell Kelly that she was out of line talking about Sonja’s home and her bank account. Kelly actually tried to defend her comments rather than owning them and apologizing, which would have been the proper thing to do. Jill didn’t mutter that in Kelly’s ear so how could she possibly know the right thing to say?
Luann also agreed with 99% of the population that Cindy was rude to take a conference call while visiting Sonja for brunch. Cindy’s only defense was that Sonja knew about it, a fact that Sonja denies. Regardless of Cindy’s defense it was rude of Cindy to shush her hostess, bring her assistant and schedule a conference call while your hostess is cooking a meal for you. Isn’t it obvious to anyone else that Cindy had several other options? The only one discussed on the show was Cindy leaving the room to take the call, that really should have been a last resort. How about rescheduling the call? or rescheduling the visit to Sonja’s? Kelly decided to jump into this argument as well, explaining that Cindy has a “Business!” and it is important to take these kinds of calls. It is hysterical how impressed Kelly is with Cindy and the importance Kelly places on Cindy’s business dealings. Kelly was quick to point out that Cindy’s time was more important because it was “business”. Let’s remember for a moment that Cindy’s “business” is putting sparkles on women’s private parts. Kelly’s fascination with Cindy’s business is pretty funny. Kelly is easily impressed.
Cindy seemed to take an immediate dislike to Sonja, something that was never properly explained but clearly Cindy isn’t hip to the Housewives protocol. Both Jill and Luann seem to admire Sonja, even defending her against their own Brunette’s. As Sonja explained that she never tried to change anyone, she accepted each of them for who they are Jill jumped in and agreed, “that’s true Sonja, that’s very true Sonja”. Of course not being able to let anything go, Cindy chimed in with, “Except me, you tried to change me”. Not exactly Cindy, she only tried to teach you some manners, something we all agree that you need badly.
Sonja got emotional when discussing her marriage falling apart, she implied that there were outside factors involved in the break down of her marriage. It could be Morgan’s family, another woman, another man but clearly Sonja is not over the marriage ending. Her story was heartbreaking. The fact that there is a child involved makes it even more difficult to not feel sorry for Sonja.
The ladies discussed the final party on the yacht celebrating Luann’s relationship and Ramona was accused of turning it into all about her possible pregnancy. I loved when Ramona said that she was getting bored anyway but Jill had to jump in and yell that Alex seemed to be “left out”. That is hysterical coming from Jill who pounded on the door begging to be let in and then went around to all of the guests announcing that Sonja and Ramona were in the bathroom together. I didn’t see Alex caring all that much and she certainly didn’t try to get into the bathroom with Ramona and Sonja. Jill obviously was trying to make Alex look bad by implying that the blondes leave Alex out in the cold. The fact is Sonja and Ramona have been friends for a long time and they have fun together, why does Jill have to make it sinister? Because she’s a hateful, awful bitch!
There are many things that weren’t covered tonight that I certainly hope are on next weeks’ agenda. As much as I would like Cindy to get no air time, I’d love to hear her explanation for being unable to care for one child during a 1-hour lunch.
It is sort of fitting that Jill stormed off the set while the talk turned to their children. Jill has absolutely no problem talking about Alex’s children, she’s called them wild animals, she’s made fun of the cute duo and she’s criticized Alex and Simon’s parenting skills. Suddenly the kids are off-limits when it comes to talking about Luann’s teenager daughter, could it be because it hit a little close to home? Jill’s teenage daughter maybe isn’t as perfect as Jill would like us to believe….
Why Jill Zarin’s Daughter Ally Shapiro Really Left Sarah Lawrence College http://t.co/BS06H18 via @crushabledotcom
As so many of you pointed out there is no better day than today to acknowledge that the name of this blog is so appropriate! Someday Jill Zarin will be off of our television and the question will be “Who the hell is Jill Zarin?” After Jill’s behavior on last night’s reunion show, I Hate Jill Zarin couldn’t be more accurate! A few tweeters asked if I’d include all the brunette’s in the name of the blog…I’d love to but it would just be too long LOL
So much more happened on the show including Bethenny’s name coming up a few times but there’s no way to cover it all, post your comments about what you thought and we’ll be back to talk more about it later this week…
HOME BY NOVOGRATZ by BB
In this special episode of Home by Novogratz, Robert and Cortney take a plain family beach condo and go wild with color. They meet in Long Branch, NJ, with their developer friend Dave Barry and his family who have a condo that needs the Novogratz touch. Dave says it’s not like a home and not comfortable. The kids wants more color. The daughter likes pink. The older son wants a durable boy’s room. The youngest wants non-scratchy furniture and pictures. Dave tells them to do whatever they want. They want a family fun house. They go visit the condo to see what they have to work with. They notice it’s very bland with traditional furniture and non-beachy. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. They want to do the entire floor in carpet tiles rather than the wall to wall carpet. It has to have carpet due to sound issues. They want to make the inside match the view. As Robert says, “From Casper the Ghost to Willie Wonka.”
Cortney wants to use tons and tons of color. They discuss the colors of the floors and walls. Each room will have its own color theme; aqua/teal in the living area, blue in the boys’ room, pink in the gir’ls room, and yellow in the parents’ room. They will be updating the furniture, putting art on the walls with light boxes and photography, and installing unique light fixtures. After watching the crew remove the plain beige carpet that is throughout the condo, Cortney and Robert go to Asbury Park for vintage and antique shopping. They want to find unique things with personality. Cortney wants to get a rather gaudy looking marble and gold table. Robert doesn’t want to get it. She talks him into it by saying it can be painted. Robert mumbles that they don’t want to mess this up. I can tell Cortney is the risk-taker of this couple. The living room gets a mix of paint and black and white wallpaper. Remember the living room is a teal/aqua color. They are installing a light box display in the dining area.
Cortney and Robert go to Paula Rubenstein’s antique shop in SoHo to get blankets to warm up the space. They spot an old boogie board and have to have it. They also want a sign that says “No Coasting Downhill.” Cortney is working with her assistant and keeps getting interrupted by her children. She says she loves working in the kitchen with her kids around, but sometimes it gets pretty hectic with them all talking to her at the same time. Cortney checks on the condo project and likes all the painting that has been done and then paints the gaudy gold table green. Then they start hanging light fixtures. They hang a lighted love shack sign in the parents’ bedroom. They will be laying corkboard on the floors and then gluing the carpet tiles into place.
They are putting black and white in the living room, a very bright stripe carpet in the boys’ room. The boys’ beds get duct taped and painted red and white and blue and white. The furniture is very bold with contemporary, vintage, mod and even natural earthy. They approached the condo with a sense of humor and if ever there was a home described as eclectic, this is it. My husband, Mr. Beige, would not be able to visit this place for long periods of time without losing his equilibrium. When the space is revealed to the Barrys, they are blown away. They are impressed with the livability and say even on a rainy day, it’s bright and cheerful. The boys love their room. They love their duct tape beds. The daughter’s room is what I would call the Pepto Bismol room. It really doesn’t look that beachy to me. The parents seem to like their room, but I’m not sure. They say it feels like a boutique hotel room.
Thanks BB, great job as always! Lynn~
Until Next Time….