I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York – The Blogs by LynnNChicago
After reading Cindy Barshop’s Blog my opinion of her has changed, she’s not a complete moron, she’s a delusional, boring, dumb complete moron. Sorry about that earlier error assuming that she is simply a complete moron, she’s so much more!
Cindy said, “I was already anxious enough without Simon adding extra stress by confronting Jill. “ When did that happen? A “confrontation” assumes negativity, Simon was coming from a good place asking Jill Zarin to sit down with a cola and talk to him. He wasn’t confrontational, he was smiling and joking with Jill but if he had tried to talk to Jill at Cindy’s stupid party he would have been called inappropriate (wrong time, wrong place) so he did the right thing.
The moron goes on to say:
I’d love to meet Mr. Right, what single girl wouldn’t? But I’d rather take care of my babies and run my business myself than marry a man who acts like a teenage girl and causes drama.
Well it might look like a good idea, but don’t marry Kelly! This boring woman will never meet “Mr. Right” because unless he’s a “Cedric” (From Beverly Hills) who would want this woman? She is really so dull but the best part, the part you can really laugh at is when she says she takes care of her babies. When exactly does she do that? She can’t even handle one of her babies at a 45-minute lunch. She failed to mention that scene in her blog.
Luann said, “It was really uncouth of Simon to confront Jill at Cindy’s party” Did Lulu and Cindy compare notes to write their blogs? When did Simon confront Jill? He didn’t!
“I think that Simon’s use of the Internet to bully my friends is reprehensible and he should be ashamed of himself.”
What is really reprehensible is when these woman use the word “bully” it’s completely ridiculous! When bullying and even cyber-bullying is going on and it is hurting young people, gay people and mentally or physically challenged people, it is sickening that Jill is claiming to be bullied. People like Jill and Lulu use the term “bully” to their advantage, they use it to suit their needs at any given moment. They are cheapening everything and being completely insensitive to people who really are being abused by bullies.
If any housewife can be accused of “bullying” it is Jill Zarin with Luann coming in a close second! The way Jill has relentlessly hacked away at Ramona on Facebook and Twitter is unforgivable! This has definitely put an end to this rocky friendship.
Ramona had this to say:
I was very surprised by the way Jill was speaking about Simon in reference to the negative Facebook posts and Tweets. Was Jill really speaking about herself? I have never witnessed any of this from Simon, but Jill on the other hand gets caught left and right and then deletes her posts like they never happened!
Ramona is right on the money! This is exactly what happens, Jill is the one who accuses everyone else of doing exactly what she does! I posted a report just the other day about Jill posting hateful things about Ramona on her Facebook page and then deleting it. Jill deletes her own tweets and she has her cyber assistants delete any negative comments on her blog or her Facebook posts. Keep in mind that she has to get dozens and dozens, her assistant truly has a full-time job. Ramona’s assistants focus on her real business, her wine and her True Renewal products and jewelry. Jill and Ramona both pay assistants, which one do you suppose earns their salary? If I were hiring someone to work for me, and I pay them, it better be to improve my business and make me money otherwise what the hell are you doing? In Jill’s case, her assistants don’t help her to make money, they help her to try to improve her public image but they’re failing miserably. I think it’s an impossible job.
Ramona ended her blog with this:
Anyway, I have no time for such nonsense. I only concentrate on the positive, not the negative.
Way to go Ramona! Ramona has not said one negative thing about Jill Zarin on Twitter or on Facebook, she has silently allowed Jill to mock her, attack her and threaten to release a private personal letter that refers to Ramona. Kudoooze to Ramona for keeping it classy and ignoring the mean girl!
The insane one…. Kelly had this to say about her meeting with Alex:
I asked Alex to meet at my fav local haunt, Delicatessen, because I was worried about Alex. She’s gotten such a bad rap for so many seasons, and she seems like a really nice person who’s clearly out of her element. From what we’ve seen, Alex storms into create moments that have bad timing. I found her awkwardness charming, until their mean tweeting/cyberbullying/awkward moments started to get out of control. All I can do is express concern.
Kell Kell is concerned about poor little Alex? How sweet! Is she serious with this nonsense? The only reason Alex is out of her element is because she is clearly not a MEAN GIRL like you and your buddies Kelly! Who are you to try to straighten out Alex McCord? Kelly has a lot of nerve to try to tell Alex how to behave or how to interact with her husband. No one tells a woman how to interact with her husband! That relationship is sacred and no couple should ever let anyone come between them. A marriage is a partnership and trust is the key.
If Alex even wavered in her loyalty to her husband it would be evident that the marriage is on the rocks, clearly that’s not the case here! I’m sure Alex and Simon don’t always agree on everything, every couple has arguments but it isn’t something that you let the outside world get involved in. What Alex says and doesn’t say to her husband is not up for debate, especially with someone like Kelly Bensimon! The biggest moron on the planet doesn’t get a say so in their relationship. Kelly’s failed marriage disqualifies her for being a marriage advisor along with a whole lot of other things. The woman who said Gilles stuck her ass in the Hamptons and left her there alone is going to tell another woman to reprimand her husband? Let’s not forget that Alex doesn’t even agree with Kelly’s assessment of what Simon has done. Only the brunette’s think Simon did anything wrong!
The genius added:
Being mean doesn’t keep you relevant — being interesting does.
When will you stop being mean and start being interesting Kelly? Your discussion with Alex was mean, your treatment of pregnant Bethenny Frankel was mean, your constant rude interruptions and completely bazaar behavior was mean, you are mean! We’re ready for some interesting…bring it on!
Now, we are all reading RHONY blogs/tweets, and its horrible to think that someone in your close circuit is actively trying to harm and hurt your career choices. As we all know, our lives are stressful enough: raising children, making money, and trying to be the best people and friends. No one needs to wake up to mean tweets or retweets from his many cyberbullies.
Someone is trying to harm you or hurt your career? You mean like your buddy Jill? She suggested that anyone who “mean tweets” her that she will call their employer to get them fired. Remember that one Kel Kel? We all wake up to mean tweets but we don’t all go and speak to the writer’s spouse. I still argue that Simon hasn’t cyber bullied anyone. Most of his tweets that even mention Kelly, Jill or any other Housewives cast member are in response to something they’ve already posted, he doesn’t start these conversations at all! Maybe some of you will remember that Simon had to defend himself for helping Kelly Bensimon? The idiot changed her Twitter name leaving her old name exposed so anyone could use it. Simon tried to help her with the situation and took a lot of heat for doing it. So Kelly, show us Simon’s mean tweets? Let’s see some evidence of this cyber bullying you insist is going on.
Now, more interesting stuff…Alex had this to say, in part:
Jill and Kelly both tweet a lot. Jill tends to chase celebrities and try to meet them. She also tweets and posts on Facebook snarky things about people she doesn’t like — myself, Ramona, and Simon just to name a few. Kelly has gotten better with tweeting since she started, I’ll give her that, but back when this all was filmed she constantly tweeted nonsensical stuff that seemed to be written in code.
That first line is perfectly true! They do both Tweet…A LOT and Jill has asked many celebrities if she could be on their show. I’ve posted about it here before, many times. Unfortunately she jumped on the Oprah bandwagon too late. (Jill, the show’s over, but nice try!) I have posted both Kelly’s and Jill’s tweets many times here on IHJZ and you can see how twisted they both really are. I’ve also posted Simon’s tweets, sometimes Alex’s too but most of the time their snarky tweets are in response to someone’s nasty comment and many times the nasty comments come from Jill and Kelly!
I don’t know why Kelly thinks Simon tweets all day; she tweets a lot more than he does. We all joined Twitter around the same time and she has sent 2,000 more tweets than Simon.
This is important to note because we all know that Kelly tweets all day long, she says “Good Mooooorrrrrnnnnning” to all of her followers and after tweeting photos of herself at various places around New York and her travels throughout the US, then says “nighty Niiiiiiite” when she signs of as if she’s afraid people will wonder why she’s not tweeting if she doesn’t tell them she’s going to bed. Kelly literally does Tweet all day!
When Jill tweets snark, and Kelly tweets gibberish, or other people respond to their tweets and also tag Simon, sometimes Simon responds. He might retort, or make a joke while trying to decipher some tweet-in-code that Kelly wrote. Sometimes, he also corrects or sticks up for them if what the person tweeted was horrible. Anyone who follows those three onlinecan see that — go and have a look.
As always, Alex tells it like it is. Every word of this is true and is exactly what happens. It usually starts with a viewer, they will say something to Simon or about Simon and they’ll include Jill or Kelly in their Tweet. Simon will respond with his opinion of what this viewer says and he’ll also include Jill or Kelly in his response. Sometimes Simon is complimentary and defensive of frick and frack but most times he is being snarky right back.
So, what Alex says is absolutely true, the question is, why doesn’t Simon ignore the snarky tweets from the mean and nasty viewers? Most of the Housewives ignore them, Jill, Kelly and Luann block the snarky viewer, Ramona never engages with these people and even Alex ignores the nasty tweets. Simon can’t seem to ignore.
I’ve mentioned this before, Simon and Alex use a Twitter program that automatically follows anyone who follows them. I was not a fan of this practice because they were also following people who hated them and so they would see every nasty Tweet that came their way and reward the mean people by following them. From a PR standpoint it is fantastic because Alex and Simon get tons of Tweets from grateful fans who are very excited that stars of The Real Housewives of NY are following them back! They’ve probably gained a lot of fans by doing this.
The problem with it, besides following haters, is they see every single Tweet in their timeline, there is no filter. Another problem is that people will try to get Simon going by asking him a snarky question about Jill Zarin in hopes that he’ll bash her somehow. You have no idea how many times I’ve seen Simon Tweet, “I don’t know, you’ll have to ask Jill”. That said, sometimes he buys into the game, I don’t know if it depends on his mood or how irritated he is with Jill at any given moment but he has had his share of responding to snarky tweets that he probably should have left alone. Simon simply can’t leave those Tweets alone sent by Jill or Kelly. If either of them post a snarky tweet about Alex or Simon, Simon will typically respond every time.
The worst offender of snarky Tweets and nasty Facebook posts is the Queen of Mean, Jill Zarin herself. Alex pointed that out as well. Kelly will mostly ignore but she has been known to respond to a critical viewer with her “sunshine and lollypops” nonsense. She tells viewers she is simply making a TV show to entertain them and they should get out and enjoy the sunshine. (This, from a woman who Tweets constantly)
Jill and Kelly are both so narcissistic that they think any challenging response to them is “mean.” They single Simon out amongst the thousands who tag them because they know him. The real problem for Jill and Kelly is the other people on Twitter who challenge them on their BS or nonsense daily.
Thank you Alex! This is what I’ve been saying all along, it isn’t bullying when you criticize a cast member of a TV show, that is what viewers are expected to do and Bravo even encourages it by allowing (but rarely posting) comments on these ladies blogs.
Next, I am truly amazed that LuAnn actually thinks that I equate her with any sort of New York society. Why would Kelly, LuAnn, or Jill think Simon or I want their attention? Sure, I enjoy sparring with them when we are together — that’s entertaining to you and me both. Do I think any of them are socially relevant? Nope; I know they are not.
You’re not alone Alex, we agree that Luann’s claims are absolutely ridiculous! NY Society laughs at her, hell Madison, Wisconsin society laughs at her!
Jill and Simon needed to talk. When Jill and I burnt the past, that did not mean that Simon automatically forgave her for trying to ruin his career twice, or that he automatically forgave her for all her digs at me, our kids, and him.
I agree that they needed to talk but I also agree with many viewers who said that maybe this would have been better done off screen. The only thing this accomplished was Jill pulling the strings, feeling empowered and providing her with another reason to try to make Alex and Simon look bad. It was easy to foresee Jill using this against Simon.
Finally, Alex had this to say about her sit-down with Kelly the clown:
Moving on to the next bratty brunette, Kelly and I went to lunch. I planned to ask her why her behavior kept getting weirder and weirder. I had no idea why she was concerned about me. Concerned for her sanity, yes, especially after casinos and Santa tattoos and open-your-eyes-no-close-your-eyes. Kelly mistakenly thought I was worried about something other than her own bizarro behavior. I’m not sure where she I thought I might be “iced out” of — Kellyland? If that’s the case, let’s make iced tea. Long Island, please.
Alex, you forgot to say, “It was none of her damn business!”
Now on to Jill Zarin, Jill has several different blogs on any given Thursday. She writes one for Bravotv.com, another for her web site and a third that she sends out to her “subscribers”. You all need to thank me because I’ve read them all and it was torture! Bravo edited her blog on Bravotv.com but it obviously remains in tact in her newsletter, Jill talks about a woman who visited Alex and Simon in their home for their son’s birthday party. You all read about it right here months ago. One of our regular readers/contributors WSL had the honor of attending a party at Alex and Simon’s home, you can read about it here: http://wp.me/pVOhN-gW
From Zarin’s Bravo blog:
But those people are total and complete strangers. Simon and Alex and even Ramona have engaged with these haters who have tried to hurt me and my family outside of the show. I would NEVER follow, talk to, invite to my house, be hosted by or communicate with someone who threatened another castmate.
Who threatened you Jill? Where’s the evidence? Stop lying!!!
Jill’s top secret private blog goes on to say this:
It appears on the show that the only issue was what Simon was tweeting. That is not entirely accurate. Simon has hosted a person who has stalked me at my home and office, in their home for one of the boy’s birthday parties. He knew exactly who she was, as he met her through another person who has seriously threatened my family to the point we had to call the police and postal service security. For them to deny it now is simply ridiculous as there is a paper trail a mile long thanks to my cyber assistants. As usual Bobby’s instincts were right. My cyber assistants later discovered that Alex actually attended my anti-bullying luncheon the day after she and Simon entertained someone they knew to be my stalker, in their home. Not someone who just stalked me, but was also accused of stalking a former employee of hers. How would you feel?
There is no “stalking” going on, this was merely a woman attending a birthday party, what is Jill’s issue with this? Simple, Jill hates this blog and anyone associated with it. Jill goes on to slander me (without using my name) by saying that I “threatened” her and her family. I’d love to see evidence of that, where is it? Jill has been going on and on about this for months and has absolutely no evidence of anything. Why? Because it never happened! I’ve been open and honest with all of you in this blog, you all know everything that goes on in the IHJZ world. There was no stalking and there were no threats, period! Think about it, if any of what Jill was saying were true, she claims to have contacted “proper authorities” wouldn’t they have contacted me? An email, a phone call, drop me a line? Something? If WSL had been stalking her, wouldn’t there be some sort of contact from police or other authorities with her over this?
Come on! Jill dramatizes everything for her own “cry me a river” benefit trying to get sympathy for playing victim. She has a history of lying to get fans to get them to feel sorry for her, she feeds lies and manipulative nonsense to the press, how can anyone believe a word that comes out of her mouth? I think Alex called it “crying wolf”. She’s been humming this tune for months, give it up Zarin! Stalking and threatening are serious accusations. Isn’t it illegal to accuse people of illegal activity without proof? I suppose I’ll need to ask an attorney.
I wonder if Jill gave Sonja Morgan a hard time about doing an interview with me for Reality Buzz? Jill has been fawning over Sonja all season, she says she really likes Sonja and feels bad for all that Sonja is going through. I would think that Sonja giving me an interview is a bigger issue for Zarin than a few comments posted by Simon on the blog? This interview was done December 13, right around the same time that all of this other nonsense happened on the show. You can listen to that interview here:
Sonja was wonderful, I was a nervous wreck but I noticed that Jill isn’t attacking Sonja, this to me, proves that Jill is looking for any reason to attack Alex and Simon, again!
I went over and told Simon how I really felt about it. I was kind and gentle. I was NOT at all aggressive. Simon was not happy to say the least and actually THREATENED ME! He told me to watch out! Watch out??? What the heck did that mean? Simon is over 6 feet tall and is an imposing figure. Was he going to hit me?
Are you serious Jill Zarin? Was he going to hit you? Hit you??? You cannot be serious? Jill Zarin shame on you for typing that! Are you saying that tall men hit women? He told you to “Watch Out”, maybe you were about to trip over your ugly shoes and he was telling you to “watch out”. That’s about as real as anything you’ve said! Jill is implying that she is physically afraid of Simon VanKempen, she thinks he may “hit her”. I’m sure many, many, many people would love to get a good slap at that condescending face but there is no way she was truly afraid that Simon would hit her. More lies to gain public sympathy! I believe the cast sign an agreement not to sue other cast members but this one deserves a C&D Letter at the very least.
Jill says she nicely and politely went over to Simon to tell him how she really felt about having this discussion, the truth is Jill went over to tell Simon how KELLY felt about having the discussion. Jill was absolutely fine with it until Kelly yapped in her ear.
Explain to me please how Simon asking Jill to have a talk is “weird” or “creepy”? Jill said herself that she has always had a good relationship with Simon, she even said that she and Simon were friends. Jill acknowledged that even when she and Alex were battling, she remained fine with Simon so if Simon has an issue with Jill (for calling his kids animals, for example) why is it weird for him to ask for a discussion about it? Again, I think he should have done it off-screen so as not to give Jill ammunition.
Simon has crossed the line and Alex can’t control him.
What a ridiculous thing to say, if Alex controlled Simon their marriage wouldn’t last very long and same holds true if Simon controlled Alex. Just because you control Bobby doesn’t mean all couples work that way. Get a grip Zarin!
I’m a little confused about Alex’s opinion about what’s going on with Simon. First, she says if someone is not friends with Simon, she can’t be friends with them. Yet when Kelly confronted her about Simon she says they are two separate people and she wants no part of it. Sounds like a contradiction to me, what do you think?
What do I think? I think you should get a life, seriously! You’re going to analyze every word Alex says? One has nothing to do with the other, it is not a contradiction. What does being friends with people have to do with Alex and Simon each being their own person?
To end on an upnote, I saved Sonja Morgan for last, she had little to say about this tweeting/blogging business but what she did say made perfect sense:
Whats all the talk of mean tweets? Where are these mean tweets? No one in this group is shy when it comes to snarky comments. I have to see the actual mean tweets to believe it.
Sonja managed to nail Kelly perfectly:
Kelly saying she is concerned when it comes to Alex doesn’t ring true. If she has a problem with Simon, she knows Alex is not going to get in the middle of that, so why ask her? That just puts Alex on the spot. Why doesn’t she talk about her relationship with Alex? Why is Kelly saying Alex is not doing so great? Because she lives in Brooklyn? What is that about? Why is Kelly pointing out Alex is red? So mean and unfeeling.
I cannot improve upon Sonja’s statement.
Simon’s Webisode Alex’s Homecoming by Quincy IL
Alex returned to her Brownstone with a white façade in Brooklyn. The scene is winter and the driver had a hard time lugging that large red suitcase up the icy staircase. Simon hears her steps and greets Alex at the door with a hug and kiss. So far, so good.
Alex was away on a business trip and she wanted to get home to the boys and Simon as soon as possible so she gave up a night of sleep and took the red-eye.
Simon shares a great story about Johan and their trip to Francois school bus stop. Sometimes Johan says that his legs are tired. Sometimes he says his pants are falling down. This morning, he said that his legs were falling down. Simon and Alex thought this was a new twist on an old theme. I wish they had shown Johan going to the bus and saying this because it would have been more interesting.
Simon had a gift wrapped in a box with a bow. Alex opens it to discover and white lace bra and white lace panties. Simon asks her to try them on and she agrees. They kiss and it’s over.
I think this is nice. They are a loving couple. It reminded me of his lingerie trip and box of panties from the last webisode. I just am not into this. Sorry. I know it’s only 2.44 minutes, but the first few webisodes were really great.
I am hoping for some family fun next week.
Thanks Quincy! Thanks to Boston02127 for the captioned photos.
p.s. Yesterday I posted a photo of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star for Bethenny Frankel. No, it wasn’t real! lol
Until Next Time….