I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York – The Blogs
The reunion has created quite a stir in the Housewives Internet world. Articles, blogs, Twitter and Facebook have exploded! Not since Teresa Giudice threw Andy Cohen back into his chair has there been so much activity, discussions and criticism of a Housewife on a Reunion show. Unlike the Teresa incident on The Real Housewives of New Jersey incident, this New York Reunion has people talking about all of them! (well except Cindy, not much to say about the dull one!)
Cindy’s rudeness and her lack of any remorse for her behavior could have been the big story but the arguments but the vulgar language and Andy Cohen screaming, “Shut the fuck up!” not once but twice was big news and left us all a whole lot to talk about.
Kelly’s blog was the butt of many jokes since the woman can’t even add 54 plus 54, somehow her pea brain came up with 109, but don’t be too hard on Kel Kel, she’s got a lot on her mind being the voice of reason and all. Kelly asked us if we think she wants to see a 40-something woman’s vulva? Then she added, FYI, I’m not a gyno. (in case you were confused and thought Kelly went to med school) Do you suppose that nano-second that Sonja swung her legs around that Kelly was able to see Sonja’s vulva? If you’re claiming you did see that Kelly, describe it! Quick! Now add 51 + 51, Now spell Mississippi…. aww Kel, sorry I didn’t mean to tax your brain! Let’s all leave Kelly to her thoughts. Run like hell!
Bethenny’s name came up a few times at the reunion show, I wonder if she was watching. If she wanted a really good laugh and to breathe a sigh of relief because she’s done with all things Housewives , she probably tuned in last night. Jill told us in her blog that she’s been in touch with Bethenny and insinuates that there is a possibility that they could rebuild their relationship, “we’ll see what happens” is what Jill told viewers.
I suppose after months of speed dialing Bethenny maybe she accidentally answered the phone or maybe Jill sent her 10,000th text to Bethenny and Bryn was playing with Bethenny’s phone and responded with “BBBBBBB” and Jill was excited. Maybe the two of them ran into each other in The Hamptons or at the local McDonalds and Bethenny couldn’t run fast enough because she had the stroller and all. Bethenny tweets often that she walks around her neighborhood with her daughter, maybe she’s regretting that now if Jill spent hours and days lurking around Bethenny’s neighborhood hoping to catch a glimpse of that sweet baby.
I don’t think that Bethenny was kidding when she said that she didn’t want the toxic influence of Jill Zarin around her innocent baby girl. I doubt anything Jill did on the show this season would lead Bethenny to believe that Jill has changed, there is no way Bethenny has changed her mind and would allow Jill Zarin near her adorable baby girl.
Jill forgets that we’ve all watched Bethenny’s show and we’ve gotten a glimpse into her new life, there is no way Bethenny will allow Jill into that wonderful life. Jill also forgets that Jason Hoppy doesn’t like her, do you really think that Bethenny would ever go against her husband? Get a grip Jill Zarin!
Alex’s blog, as always, enlightens us to things that we may have missed or things that we did not know while watching, she starts off with a really good point about Cindy’s hypocracy:
There were multiple times tonight where all seven of us, plus Andy, were talking over each other, and a couple of things got lost in the chatter. When Cindy got huffy at Sonja about Quogue, I reminded her of her attitude about Governors Island, a trip of seven minutes vs. an hour.
Cindy did make a big deal about going “all the way” to Govenors Island to join Alex’s birthday party. It’s not surprising with Cindy, she is never happy, satisfied or in a good mood. I think Alex was right, Cindy needs to get laid!
I’m amazed that LuAnn always looks shocked when people point out that she is often less than gracious and kind to many of us
That amazes me too, maybe she really doesn’t watch herself on television, a lot of people are hesitant to watch themselves or hear themselves and can’t watch/listen to themselves. Goodness knows Luann has good reason to cringe while watching herself. The moments in the studio singing are all good examples of that.
Alex also pointed out what many of us noted, Kelly’s claim of being Cosmo’s one of five nicest celebrities is no where to be found. I’ll admit I didn’t study every issue of the magazine but typically these magazines will repeat a lot of their content on line but no mention of Kelly Bensimon in Cosmo was found anywhere. It’s funny because Kelly seems to tweet a photo of magazine articles about herself anytime they appear, I would have guessed that if Kel Kel was mentioned in a positive way in Cosmo, Kelly would have taken a photo of it and tweeted it as she usually does. We’ll wait for you to show us Kel Kel, no pressure!
Here’s a good point from Alex:
Sonja really opened up about her financial and marital issues, and I felt for her. It’s funny how that goes — if LuAnn dropped her attitude we’d all feel for her too.
It’s true both Sonja and Luann have been through similar situations, and all women handle divorce and heartache differently. Luann’s never cried about it on screen, she’s never talked about how she’s hurting, she was always very business-like but she certainly used it over and over last season. How many times did we hear “my marriage of 16 years” and “how could you talk about my marriage of 16 years” last season. Before viewers knew it she was completely over it and had a new love, Ross Geller has changed Luann from a raving bitch into a ….wait a minute, she hasn’t changed.
Jill contradicted herself quite a bit tonight. She told me to butt out constantly, yet you see her screaming at Ramona on LuAnn’s behalf. Apparently butting in is only OK if the brunettes do it, and they have their own special set of rules for me. Same with men and women disagreeing. Jill was quick to judge Simon yet his voice was no louder than mine at the MENY march. By the special brunette rules men and women aren’t supposed to talk unless they are married. Aren’t we in the 21st century? Wait, only 25 percent of the other couch is married. Maybe that’s why. Finally, I learned from Jill tonight that name-calling is OK if it’s at the beginning of the season. Do you understand that logic? I don’t.
A lot of us noticed the double standard and noticed that all four of the left couch at one point or another told Alex to “shut up:, “be quiet” or “butt out”. It was almost as if they discussed it in advance. Yet all four of the same bitches jumped into conversations that had nothing to do with them. This was another attempt to nullify Alex and anything she says. Alex is too polite and too kind to ever do that to anyone else.
I hate to say I told ya so, but I told ya that Alex was upset about being assigned to the end seat on the couch. Cohen’s explaination was that he knew Sonja was going to cry and wanted her surrounded and that the Ramona/Sonja storyline is hot so they have to sit together. Whatever Andy’s reason the fact is Alex has been on the show since day one and has been on the end of the couch every season.
I really don’t understand how Luann went from the end of the couch last season to the prime spot next to Andy Cohen this season,maybe she had it written into her contract or maybe she begged, in any case, I am glad that Zarin was de-throned from that prime spot that she’s held from the beginning.
Ramona had this to say in her blog:
You could tell by my answers and body language that this was the last place I wanted to be. When someone lies or insults you with condescending digs and malicious intent, how are you supposed to react? I guess I could turn the cheek, which I did at times, by not wanting to even discuss it. But, at other times, my mouth would get the best of me, and I do apologize for that. I can’t take back what I said. One thing is, I never lie, and I own up to my mistakes.
Ranona’s blog is short but insightful, she doesn’t mention any names but she doesn’t have to, I think we all know who Ramona is talking about.
If Andy had seen his Watch What Happens Live poll results before choosing his New York Housewives seating, he may have put Sonja in the prime seat next to him, she was voted the post popular housewife by a landslide. (as Cohen would say)
I cringe when I see that argument between Alex and I. It really is a testament to our friendship that we got through it. LuAnn is right. Alex and I weren’t close before, but we got closer after the fact realizing our future together is more important.
Kelly gets upset when Alex is nervous? Why? Because it makes her uncomfortable? The question was why is she belittling Alex’s feelings and calling her weird. That’s not nice.
I have to give Sonja credit for her opening remark, even after Luann sided with her against both Cindy and Kelly, Sonja stuck with Alex!
The best comment from Kelly is when she says she has no idea, and it’s not her business when she is referring to her comments about my house not being mine, or clean or organized. She can say that again. What would make Kelly make mean-spirited comments about me? I have been nothing but kind and respectful of her — protective in fact. I broke the ice between her and Ramona before we went away because I wanted her to be comfortable after our last trip. She said she gets uneasy around powerful assertive women, but this I deserve?
NO! Sonja doesn’t deserve this! I think Kelly got the memo that she’s brunette and she’s supposed to be mean to all blondes so she attacked Sonja without any real reason. Sonja really had been good to Kelly, without Sonja in St. John, Kelly may have been taken away in a straight jacket!
I never put Cindy down. I asked her to not put Ramona down. Ramona introduced her to us, and then she’s not tolerant of the Ramonacoaster! There is a pecking order. Take care of those who take care of you. Cindy is always twisting the story, and she is always insulting me, while I do not insult her. She has been very aggressive even after I broke the ice between her and Ramona so she would be invited to Ramona’s party that actually turned out to be a surprise birthday party for me!
Barshop! Another idiot who was told by Jill and Lulu that the blondes were fair game for any insults and attacks! Interesting that Jill still kisses Sonja’s butt and Luann sticks up for her but Sonja made no mention of Jill and went against Lulu in her blog. Sonja is the real voice of reason, her indifference when it comes to Jill probably gets to Jill more than if Sonja had slammed her. Sonja’s a smart woman.
More on the New York Housewives and their blogs, tweets and comments tomorrow.
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FLIPPING OUT by BB
The show opens at West Knoll (Jeff’s house) where Jenni, Jeff, Trace, Gage and Zoila are sitting at the table eating cookies. (They look yum, I want one). They are discussing Zoila’s surgery tomorrow. The surgery includes a neck lift, full face lift, and upper and lower eye lifts. Jeff tells Zoila they will all be watching her and she will be naked. He asks Zoila when was the last time she shaved her legs and she says about two months ago. Zoila tells Jeff she only has about two or three hairs on each leg. Zoila says she is going to tell the doctor not to let Jeffrey watch. Jeff asks if they are going to have to shave her head. Jenni says the reason Jeff is joking about Zoila’s surgery is because he is very concerned about the 6 hour surgery. Jenni says they can’t lose Zoila because she is the glue that holds everything together. Zoila says when they joke about her surgery, it makes her stomach go crazy and she needs a cookie.
Jeff takes Chaz furniture shopping for the Cole property which has to be finished in the next few weeks. It’s time to make decisions. They have to get functional furniture for a high traffic salon. Jeff says Chaz is decisive after you show him every single chair on the market today. Chaz is very busy so Jeff has to get him alone to make decisions.
Back at West Knoll, Jeff wants to discuss the speaking engagement in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Design Center, so he asks Gage to come into the Living Room, which is also Jeff’s office. Gage seems to be the only one who has a private office. Jeff tells Gage he wants to make it a family trip to include a bachelorette party for Sarah and maybe some of the expenses can be covered by the design people. Gage doesn’t like the idea because Jeff has been playing around with the idea of letting Sarah go. Gage thinks Jeff always seems to cross boundaries and invite more people than he should to events. Jeff doesn’t want any events to be boring. Gage wants to fly in, fly out, get the money and it’s done. Now is a big party. Jeff tells Gage to look into going to the Thunder Down Under show; that Sarah would really enjoy that show and some of the others, too (camera pans to Trace). Jeff says if Gage could, he would cancel the bachelorette party. He thinks Gage would work 7 days a week and never go out. He is really focused that way. Jeff asks Sarah if she ever had an engagement party and she says no, but then Jeff reminds her she did have an engagement party at her sister’s. She giggles and says she was getting that confused with a bachelorette party. She is such a ditz. Jeff tells Gage he wants to take a party bus to Vegas and Gage just sighs deeply.
It’s time for Zoila’s surgery. Jenni, Jeff, and Sarah will be there for Zoila’s surgery. Jeff has arranged for Zoila to stay at a recovery center afterwards. He says it sounds like he’s being very generous, but it’s really because he doesn’t want to have to change her bedpan and give her sponge baths. That’s where he draws the line. On the way there, Jeff is making jokes and they are both nervous. After Zoila is prepped and goes into surgery, they are able to watch the surgery through a window. Jeff said it was weird seeing Zoila so vunerable. The surgery is supposed to take over five hours. After two hours, Jeff leaves Sarah there and he and Jenni go to check on some properties. They go to Cole to check on things. Jeff says he goes there every day, not because he needs to, but because he wants Chaz to see him there. When Jeff and Jenni get back they are bringing Zoila out of surgery and having difficulty waking her up. Jenny is scared and Jeff looks really upset. They finally get Zoila to wake up and when she tells Jeff to shut up, they know she’s going to be OK. Afterwards she goes to a recovery center, which is a nice suite with a nurse there around the clock. Jeff loves Zoila and takes good care of her.
There is a large group going to Vegas. Jeff, Gage, Jenni, Sarah, Trace, Jett, two of Sarah’s friends, Chaz and his sister. They all get together for cocktails. Sarah is wearing a yellow jersey dress with no bra and Jeff says “holy nipples.” He tells her she shouldn’t have bothered to wear a shirt. Gage is already getting nervous about how the night is going to be. They go to dinner and get drunker and drunker. They all take a party bus to a Gentleman’s club. While on the bus, all the women dance around the stripper pole. Jenni’s dance is pretty awkward. Jeff said all the ladies were kinda sexy except Jenni. Jenni says she’s not gonna turn it out for Jeff, her boss, because that’s kinda creepy. I agree with Jenni. They arrive at the Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club. Wait, Wait, aren’t they supposed to be going to Thunder Down Under, which is a male dancing revue? What kind of a bachelorette party is this? I don’t get it. Gage was definitely not comfortable going to a strip club and tells the group he does not want to be touched. They go to a VIP room and the girls come in. Gage looks disgusted, Chaz looks jazzed and Jenni looks kind of shocked. Jeff thinks Sarah should reconsider her marriage because she seems more comfortable with female strippers than male. The girls are all over Trace and he seems terrified. Jeff thinks Trace is definitely gay. He thinks Chaz may be straight. Jenni, Gage and Jeff leave early because he has a speaking engagement at 11 a.m. the next day. He is testing the others because he told them coming to the speaking engagement was not mandatory, but he wants to see who is taking the business seriously. Gage says the speaking engagements are huge because you never know who is going to be there and what they might want to work on with Jeff. It’s all about networking. Jeff expects at least some of his staff to come to show him that they want to be in the business. Meantime Sarah, Trace and the others are at the pool, still drinking and partying . I could never keep up with the partiers. Two drinks and I’m out like a light. Trace says he was told he wasn’t obligated to go to the speaking engagement, so he decided not to. Wrong decision, Trace. At the speaking engagement, the moderator asks Jeff what is his biggest gripe about his staff. Jeff says with his staff being so small, sometimes they get into each other’s personal business and the boundaries get skewed. Sometimes he gets taken advantage of because of that. In the talking head, he said he was hoping that Sarah, Trace and Jett would have shown up for the speaking engagement, but he kinda knew they wouldn’t, which showed him their commitment, or lack thereof, to his business. Jeff sees Jenni and Gage sitting in the audience and says they are the people who are going to help him build his business. He knew at that point that none of those on his staff who didn’t show up were going to last there, not one. Woah!
Thanks BB! Great job as always! xo