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Monday, April 12, 2010
I HATE JILL ZARIN
Welcome to the Real Housewives of New York.
We are just short of midway through the season and wow what a season we’ve got going!
Before we go any further, what you need to know about me is that I hate Jill Zarin! I’m not a complete bitch, I have reason! At last count, I think we’re up to about 79 reasons.
Since there are so many, let me list them quickly, in no particular order…-Jill acts like a complete fool at her daughter’s photo shoot embarrassing the hell out of the poor girl.-Jill calls the always volatile Ramona, puts her on speakerphone while Luann sits beside her and proceeds to ask Ramona about an issue with….you guessed it Luann. Jill, “I had no idea Ramona would go off like that”. Have you met Ramona, Jill?-Jill blames Bravo’s editing for making her look bad … something she criticized Kelly and LuAnn for last season!-Jill begging fans on her BravoTV.com blog not to judge her too harshly… the Queen of Judgment wants others not to judge her?
-Jill listens to a voice mail message meant for Luann left by Mario. Instead of encouraging Luann to work it out with Mario, she says, “Bring It On Bitch.” That is how she interprets Mario’s call? Evil.
-Jill expects Alex to pick a side between Bethenny and her stating, “If she chooses my side, that’s ok but if she doesn’t, we’re going to have a problem”. Isn’t that in the instruction manual for 6th grade girls?
-Jill attacks Alex for information about Ramona’s party eager for the gossip – 13 year old, honestly
-Jill then blogs about a “rumor” she heard that indicated Bethenny had been bashing her husband Bobby at Ramona’s Labor Day party. Jill claims that it’s all in the “lost footage”. Wait, there was footage of Bethenny bashing Bobby and Bravo chose NOT to air it? Who believes that?
-Jill holds onto a voice mail message for 3 months, then plays it for the entire world to hear!
-Jill criticizes Alex’s little boys every chance she gets. When Alex confronts Jill about it, Jill is condescending and again blames others – in this case LuAnn and even Alex herself for her timing.
-Jill sends an email Kelly saying she is disappointed that Kelly chose to bury the hatchet with Bethenny. Um, Jill, that is what adults do! Try it!
-Jill puts Bethenny’s call on speakerphone for Luann to hear when Bethenny called to try to reconcile. The ultimate in classless, shameful, hateful, immature behavior!
-Jill uses silly, childish distractions when she clearly doesn’t know what to say. “What does disproportionate mean?” Get yourself a dictionary Jill.
-Jill made fun of Alex’s gay during the day friend Darryl, who seems like a sweet kid. Jill actually said he “scared” her? Seriously Jill? Did you think his clothing was going to attack you? Yet the next episode we see Jill at Perez Hilton’s party, now THAT should have scared her. Did you see those people???
-Jill has been recruiting other Bravo celebrities for Team Jill including Patti Stanger, Kelly Cutrone, NeNe Leakes and poor Teresa Giudice who was guest blogging in favor of Jill. Jill knew what was going to be revealed as the season went on. She knew that encouraging these people to support her could affect their own fan base – Jill didn’t care!
-Jill didn’t care how many fans Teresa would lose when the truth came out about how awful Jill was this season. Teresa also has a book coming out and it could hurt her book sales. Once again, Jill couldn’t care less. Jill is a USER.
-Jill continues to beg people to buy her book although intelligent fans acknowledge that someone like Jill giving relationship and parenting advice is absolutely ridiculous. I pity anyone who pre-ordered it.
-Jill said in an interview that she was told by Bravo producers that she would have to “bring the drama” or face being cut from the show. In short she is blaming the producers for her horrible behavior. Luckily Andy Cohen sent an email clearly stating that Bravo NEVER told the cast how to act, what to say, or what to do!
-Jill has insinuated that LuAnn’s place on the show was in jeopardy because she moved to the Hamptons, and her life as a Countless woman would be dull. Jill was bringing the drama to help LuAnn remain on the show.
-Jill pulls out her diamond credit card for the camera’s, under the pretext of showing it to Countless…get a grip Jill
-Jill brings her disguistingly smelly dog into the guest bedroom to fart all over the bed that her guest is about to sleep in.
-Jill gives LuAnn’s book a shameless plug by flashing it on camera. At least we now know where the one copy that sold ended up!
-Jill dramatically overreacts to Bethenny’s presence at Ramona’s house then proceeds to completely reject Bethenny’s attempts to try to clear the air. Jill’s reaction was completely out of line!
-Jill does not shed one tear when faced with her former BFF who was clearly extremely upset, crying and emotional. Then asks, “Am I a cold bitch for not crying?” YES Jill, you are!
-Jill then quickly realizes she IS a cold hearted bitch and treats fans to a FAKE cry!
Outside of what you’ve seen on the air, there has been much activity in the Zarin camp over on Facebook. As of today, Jill has blocked her Twitter account to make it private. Interesting. On Facebook Jill and her cohorts can control what is said, delete what they don’t like and basically ensure that her site looks like everyone loves her. On Twitter she cannot control what is said, she can block users but that only stops Jill from seeing a tweet from that person, but the rest of the twitter world sure can! Less control, Jill hates that! I was told personally by a RHONY cast member that Jill has her assistant Darryl, Darrin, Dwight…whatever his name is…he does the monitoring of the Facebook page and has instructions to ensure that Jill never sees the negative FB posts, he is to delete them asap!
So what Jill is doing is trying to get back into the good graces of fans, how? Well she posted on Facebook a question to fans about how to go about making up with a friend when they won’t talk to you. Hmm I’m not sure Jill, why don’t you ask Bethenny? Or maybe your mom or sister? Or wait a minute, didn’t YOU write a book about relationships? Why are you asking your fan’s (both of them) what to do about Bethenny?
Next she decided that she would finally answer the question about what happened to Brad. Well I happened to find Brad on Facebook and he actually is asking fans of the show to email Bravo and ask them to bring Brad back. So while Jill posted on Facebook that Brad is doing great and is working elsewhere, the fact is Brad is trying to make a go of decorating on his own after being let go from Zarin Fabrics and is distraught about not being on the show any longer.
Rumor has it that Brad and Jill fell out when she asked Brad to hide an affair that she was having. Jill wanted Brad to promise that he would do everything in his power to ensure that Bobby never found out.
Finally, did anyone else notice that when Bobby did appear on the show having gotten the “all clear” phone call from his doctor, there was no bandage on his neck, no scar, no evidence whatsoever that he had recently had his throat cut open from ear to ear as Jill said to Bethenny. Another Lie Jill???
My overall assessment of Jill Zarin is this. I see her as a major control freak, and she is self-centered. I do think she loves her daughter unconditionally but I think she is jealous of her sister who is an attorney and radio DJ.
She claims to be very close with her mother; however I think she is disrespectful to her mother. We all saw the eye-roll which in my book is never acceptable. Add to that they were on national television, she is a grown woman and the eye-roll to the mother is now raised to a whole new level in my book.
LynnNChicago Personal Messages
(This is a blog I thought was lost because it was no longer on the wordpress site – but what I think is an earlier version was on a blogspot site. Lynn had two blogs going in the fall of 2010 – I can’t really remember why.)
|LynnNChicago Personal Messages Nov 14, 2010
And now for something completely different, I admit that I did not do this myself, I had help but we’ve put together a list of regular contributors to the IHJZ blog and listed them here. My critics are always saying that there are only a handful of regular posters to my blog, I’ve seen people use the number 12 and the numbers 20-35 and even I wasn’t sure exactly how many people regularlypost comments, after reviewing just the past 20 days of the blog, we’re at 160+ and counting.My plan is to write a short personal message to each of you to show my appreciation, even I didn’t realize just how many there are so rather than one post, it will be an ongoing project for me. This list is not all-inclusive and for those that I’ve missed, let me apologize now and let you know that we are still working on the list. While someone helped me compile the list, the messages all from me!
Based on the number of unique hits the blog gets every day, this list is clearly not a full list of readers we have a whole lot of lurkers who I know enjoy the comments just as much if not more than the blog itself. So thank you to ALL of you who contribute to the blog, you’ve all made it so much easier to continue to write and post blogs every day. Please scroll past the mess…and know that Excel is not compatible with Blogspot 🙂 Thanks!
212 – Welcome to the blog!
2Stupid – as a working mother that you are, I can certainly appreciate your issues, hang in there it does get better! Very cliché but true, I promise! Thanks for your time on the blog, I know how valuable your time is!
Ad Girl – You never cease to amaze me at all the different topics you discuss with intelligence and confidence, you must be a great conversationalist, I am so impressed by you! Your compassion and support are a gift and I thank you for sharing it with us all! Yes, you are a “tough girl” but you’re also a sweet, supportive and WONDERFUL girl! Jxo
Alexa Rose – thank you for joining us, while we don’t see you often, you always provide insightful comments, hope to see you more often in the future.
Amber…Real Wife – You are so funny! I loved your gay date story in Florida andyour posts always make me laugh, you have a great way of making everyone smile! Thank you so much for joining us!
AmericanIdiot – You’re so sweet! You welcome newbies, send birthday wishes to everyone and are always ready with something nice to say to everyone, Thank you for being you!
Andizi – I was touched when I read your story about bullying and how you’re breaking the cycle with your son, I’m really proud to know you. Thanks for the time you spend with all of us!
AnnaM – Some insane person who was posting all over the internet using my name (losers with too much time on their hands) brought you out of lurkerdom and so I’m grateful to them for that reason. I hope you’ll continue to post your thoughts on the shows.
Arizona Magpie – Welcome to the blog, with only a few posts but dozens of “welcome” messages you’ve made an impact already, thanks for joining us!
Ashley – Welcome to the blog, I know that you’re fairly new to the blog, I’ve enjoyed your posts, you add a lot to the conversation. Thanks for coming!
AZ Girl – You first posted just last July and you said, “First post, long time lurker.” you have been an amazing contributor ever since, I’m so glad that you came out of lurkerdom, your posts are priceless! You’re on top of everything that goes on and always quick to send love and support to fellow posters on the blog. Thank you!
Babelony – Your first post predicted Kelly’s return to The Real Housewives of New York this season, that was back in June and your prediction came true so I blame you for her return J just kidding! Glad you’re here!
BessiB – In one of your first posts you said that my blog was, “More entertaining than anything Bravo airs!” You have no idea what compliments like that mean to me, thank you so much and I’m glad that Teresa screwed up so badly because it brought you to the blog!
Blue Sky – We all miss your intelligent and insightful posts, hope you’ll be back soon, you have many of us sending you our best wishes, thoughts and prayers, take good care! xo
Boston 02127 – OMG Girl what can I say? I could go on for days about you, you’re the most impressive young lady I’ve ever come across. Your family must be so proud of you because I know I am! Always positive, always friendly and always hysterical! I appreciate your support of the blog and I always love to see your supportive comments on Twitter too! It really helps to counteract all the negativity out there. My admiration for you goes on for miles! :)xo Love you!
Buffywood – Your empathy and kindness shines through in your words, the family photos you shared with us are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. I loved the story about your dog!
Butterisafruit – Your name has cracked me up from the first time I saw it, and every time thereafter, I just love it! I know that you’re going through so much with your husband and we miss you when you’re gone but I know everyone understands. Best wishes to you and your husband always!
California35 – Welcome to the blog, it is so great to have you! I know you’ve been lurking for a while but I’m glad you’re now feeling comfortable posting because you’ve added a lot to the blog. You’ve even inspired a few other lurkers to come in and post so thank you! It always helps to make others more comfortable knowing you’re not alone.
Cdnfillie58 – You’ve been here since the beginning, I appreciate you so much. Thank you for sticking with the blog through all the craziness. You add so much to the blog, I can’t imagine it without you! (Oh and sorry for ruining your work ethic – LOL) more to come…
Celeste – You have been around from the beginning of the blog, I really appreciate it! Your posts keep everyone on their toes with things to think about. I hope to see you more often. Thanks Celeste!
Cheri – You joined us in June, thanks for sticking with us! Oh and I love it when you criticize Andy Cohen, all funny and all true, keep it up!
Ches – You first posted in May and your posts got better and better so that now you’re a wonderful contributor to the blog. Your comments about Kelly are hysterical! Thank you Ches!
China – Welcome to the blog, we’ve only seen you a few times but hope you’ll keep coming back!
CinDLu – Thanks for coming out to post, as you said there are a lot of lurkers who just enjoy reading, I hope everyone feels free, as you did, to post anytime.
ConfabulatingKelly – I know you’re there, although you don’t post often, we know you’re reading along with us all, hope to hear from you more often.
CooCooPuffs78 – You’ve been with me from the first day and I appreciate your wonderful posts, thank you for staying with us through it all! It’s hard to believe it’s only been 7 months, I feel like we’ve been together forever!
Cusi 77 – What can I say to such a wonderful, lovely woman who originally came to us asking for forgiveness for your English skills and we’ve watched as you mastered English providing better grammar than some who’ve been learning English since birth. You’re so supportive and kind to everyone, you have the most amazing positive attitude and I enjoy seeing you every day on the blog. Your behind-the-scenes support always goes above and beyond too! Thank you Cusi! I Love you so much!
Dani – The very first time you posted, your very first words were, “I hate Jill” lol That was back in May when the blog first started and then you commented about Luann in the Opium den, hysterical, You’ve always made me think and most times, laugh. Thanks for your great posts!
Dark Sonnet – This is from one of your first comments, “Scooch over, I’m sitting next to you on the Kelly bus.” Your sense of humor is awesome, you crack me up! You’ve given so much to the blog, thank you for being with us from the beginning!
Debbie – on one of your first posts you started out by saying, “Lynn, I agree with you” that’s always music to my ears..LOL You’ve been posting on and off for many months and I can see that you feel comfortable enough to post when you have something to say, I’m so glad! I hope to see a whole lot more of you! Thank you for being here!
Delia – In one of your posts you wrote, “One of the best recaps I have ever read.” You all have no idea how much that means to me, I’m always thrilled but a little bit surprised that people enjoy my writing so thank you for saying that, it helps particularly when the negative stuff comes up then I read something like that and it makes the bad stuff a whole lot easier to deal with. I notice we share a mutual hatred for Teresa as well as Jill…yippie! Lol
Dickens – Back in June, one of your first posts quoted Kelly Bensimon, you said, “’If I can make you think, then I have done my job.’ Well she did a good job making me think she’s a lunatic!” I love your wit and kind demeanor Dickens, thank you for being with us!
DJLoopsFruit – I know that you don’t always agree with my blog and that’s ok, I’ll forgive you JLOL Your support on Twitter has been unbelievable and I can’t thank you enough for everything! I’m glad you’re comfortable on the blog to post whatever you feel and think, we always encourage debate and other opinions, thank you for sharing yours with us! You’re a great guy! Keep sending Andy your music, he needs some inspiration!
DRE – Welcome to the blog, I hope you’ll share your thoughts with us more often!
Dreemz – I’m really glad you’re back, you were here in the beginning but seemed to disappear for a while, I was thrilled to see you return and so proud of the group for welcoming you back the way that they did so please accept my personal “welcome back!” as well!
DuchessOfDryerLint – Love your name so much! It just shows how creative and fun-loving you are, your posts make me chuckle all the time. You once posted, “Then may I humbly ask one of you esteemed ambassadors to support my bid to crown myself the Duchess of Dryer Lint?” Let me officially crown you Duchess of the blog! J I always enjoy your posts, thank you!!!
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