Remember that Team Jill vs. Team Bethenny scorecard? You might want to grab it, cross off Bethenny’s name, and replace it with Alex’s. What has gotten into that girl? In two words: Jill Zarin.
Last night on Real Housewives of NYC, Alex said it herself, it was a "series of explosions and reconciliations" with Jill. After taking on the dangerous roll of Bethenny’s messenger last week, things couldn’t be more tense between the two.
The air didn’t clear at LuAnn’s party at Sonia’s. Jill begrudgingly said hello to Alex, and then proceeded to give her the cold shoulder the rest of the night. Alex held her ground even when both LuAnn and Bobby pulled her aside to ask why she delivered such a cruel message to Jill in front of everyone. They both believed it was out of character for Alex because she is not a mean person. Or so they thought. Has her retaliation mission left her a changed housewife?
On her way into party number two of this week’s episode, Alex told Simon she didn’t want any more drama. And if it were up to her, there wouldn’t have been. It was Jill that set things off, saying hello and complimenting her ever so sweetly. Seeing right through her smile, Alex grabbed Simon and went home.
If it was not obvious that Alex was over Jill’s drama last week, this week she definitely made it clear. By party number three of the episode, a housewife get-together at Jennifer’s, Alex didn't hesitate to once again call Jill out. It seems public display of detest is becoming one of Alex’s favorite pastimes.
So who takes the cake for most catfights this week? After three social events, each with their own drama, Jill and Alex are neck and neck (and at each other’s throats). But even putting Alex aside, Jill was in fine form criticizing Kelly’s use of the word "like," accusing Ramona of not being a good friend, and openly asking about the attendance of other housewives at the party in order to talk about them behind their backs. It’s no wonder Alex has officially blown a fuse.
I used to really like Jill. But then, like Alex, I began to realize that Jill is a complete control freak. It's her way or the highway. When Bethany needed her, Jill was there for her, but the minute that Bethany started to pull her life together, and not necissarily the way Jill thought it should be, she started to resent Bethany. While I'm no fan of Ramona's (doesn't know how to control what comes out of her mouth), I completely agreed with her retort to Jill about why Jill had no idea about the situation with Bethany's Dad. Quite frankly, I'm not sure why this gang hangs out together at all. The only ones who seem to truly get along with each other are Jill and LuAnn(who always seems to be so insincere) and Sonya and Ramona. As for Alex, good for her! In Jill's opening, she says that she runs with a fabulous circle of people. Who are they? Because clearly it's not this bunch who she seems to hate.
Jill would like the name of the Real Housewivews of NY show to be changed to the Jill Zarin show. Please enough of her already. Even she knows how bad she looks, that's why she never writes a blog anymore. Last season, she was the first to have hers posted. Better luck next season Jill....if there is one!
I am so over JIll. When did it become all about her. She can tell people off but heavens forbid for anyone to say anything to her beacause she pulls out the tears and poor me card. Luanne get a life you are Jill puppet but wait yo migt b next on the next show! Go Bethany, Alex and Ramona fo not letting Jill walk all over you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alex should have told Bobby and Lulu that she was giving Jill a taste of her own medicine, after all Jill is the one who broadcasted and played speaker phone to others when Bethenny was trying to call and talk with her privately and make up with her.
Jill not only caused this entire mess...she had to keep it going on and on and now its coming down on her head.
Way to go Alex, that was awesome!!!! Jill, get off you high horse and really see who you are. I hear Jill say than we should not be in the same circle of friends? Are blackballing Alex? Jill,I Hope you get left behind by all of them for the backstabbing you do! Alex stay strong, and Bethenny sorry for your lost, I hope you heal and take care of yourself and your baby, God bless.
Good for you Alex. It's about time someone put Jill in her place. She claims to love Bethany but she is the one that told Bethany they were done. But when Bethany gavie it right back to her " It was mean"..... Alex GOOD FOR YOU!!!!
I think jill is a negative nancy! ex. Ramonas skin care party all she did was make a point that her picture was awful! and didnt stop! cant jill ever be happy for anyone else unless it affects her well being!!!
What is it with Jill. Doesn't she remember what she says. "Bethenny you and I are through". Why would anyone contact her regarding anything concerning Bethenny (pregnancy, engagement, fathers passing" I use to like Jill so much until this season. She is a spoiled brat. Maybe she should listen to some of Gloria's advice. Linda
Jill needs to grow up, before she ends up with NO friends....it's sad it seems like she could really be a good friend when she wants to be. But basically even then, it's all about her, and what she can get out of the friendship. She better check that attitude of hers at the door. The whole countr is gunna turn against her on this season if she doesn't shape up!!!
Just wanted to tell Alex how proud I am of her.....Jill doesn't get it!!!!!!!! Don't let them get to you Alex. Terry
Jill reminds me of that little 8 year old bossy girl on the playground that runs around and bullies everyone. She tells who can be friends with who and if you don't do what she tell you, she won't be your friend. Jill is so spoiled. What a brat. You go, Alex.
sonya,Ihope that you don"t try to be friends with jill. she will take you over and try to tell you what to do. If you don,t let her you have had it.
Grown women with any tact settle their differences privately. Unfortunately this bunch signed on for cameras and drama. This drama is so artificial to real life it's laughable and tragic. Who knows the entire backstory? I don't, and none of us viewers do.
I truly agree. I am glad that Alex and Ramona said what they did. Jill can take a flying leap - Bethany doesn't need this drama!
Out of all the Housewives...including the O.C, Atlanta and New Jersey; Jill is, by far, the most immature of them all. Her conversations lead me to believe that she has issues that she hasn't dealt with and they remind me of when I was back in high school. Two words Jill...Grow Up!
YAY ALEX.....You go girl! I've been waiting for you to stand up for yourself! Love it & love you! The other women don't have half of the "class" that you do. But I certainly would not have let Jill walk away without just getting everything out in the open once & for all. She's nothing but a coward. And your "Countess" friend may be the worst of them all. Does she do anything other than interfere in everybody's business???
This is the only show that I have been compelled to write into. I am so happy that Alex took up for her self. Jill it's your fault that Bethany and your relationship has failed. Bethany tried to reach out to you and You told her that you were done. But now that good things are happening to Bethany you want to be apart of it. Luann you are trouble. You don't have class because all you are trying to to is keep drama . Kelly ! Wow. I can't even comment on you. Romana, I use to think you were crazy , I still do but I like you this season because you are doing everything you can to change and I applaud you for that. I am happy for you. I am starting to like you. Bethany I am so happy for you. I am glad you found out who are your real friends. I am sorry to hear your Dad passed away but I am glad you were able to forgive him. Just remember ladies please keep the Lord first in your life and you want have this much drama. Congrats on the Baby! You are a great women and you have a very handsome husband. Take good care of each other and don't let this T.V. mess your relationship up. At the end of the day. Your child and your husband are what matter.
Alex good for you. You were so right by calling Jill out. Telling her she was a mean girl and still in high school. It seems all she is interested in doing is gossiping. And she was very rude not to hear you out when you were talking to her. That only shows how immature she really is. And as for your kids they seem like two normal little boys to me. I guess Jill has forgotten what it is like to have little ones. I think you are a true friend for being there for Bethany. That is what true friends do. Keep standing your ground!!!
I used to like the show, now all it is a screaming and yelling match each episode on who said what and who doesn't like this or that. Can't these woman be adults and act like the sophisticated woman they are trying to portray on national television? I would be embarrassed to have my family and friends see the show if I behaved the way all these woman have. I guess that is why it is reality t.v. I am so glad I live in the south. We are so well mannered here. We say it like it is and then move on.
I do not understand Jill this year--Jill & Bethenny were my favorites now I see that Jill is all about Jill. She cannot seem to stand the fact that B has a great career, a new tv show, married and expecting a child. J only seems to like the underdog [now LuAnne]. How sad. I believe J made a big mistake letting B go. B was a good friend to J. I wish J all the best--but, I am team B. #1 Nana fm MD
I feel when Jill would not listen to Alex, Alex should have hit Jill in the mouth...That is what Jill need someone to hit her in her big mouth....
Boy, did I not see Jill for who she really is until this season. If it's not about her forget it. Everything out of mouth is negative even about her so called friends this season. So sad. Alex, u go girl. This season is like watching a train wreck and it justs gets better every week.
I think LuAnn is not a good friend for Jill. I think Bethany & Jill would have made up by now if it wasn't for LuAnn. Jill get away from LuAnn!!!
I Love Bethany! And finally we are seeing the real Alex! YOU GO GIRL!
Jill Zarin is all about JILL ZARIN. I mean really? "I'm Jill Zarin", "Jill Zarin", "Jill Zarin", that turned me off from the very start. I knew at that point that Mrs. Zarin was all about the name dropping, and the stuff, and as superficial as they come. It is only a matter of time before "Team Zarin" get's tied of being put down, corrected and critiqued. The only reason Bethany put up with it for as long as she did was because, Not having "family" to support her, Bethany was excepting what ever she could get. I can identify with that.
I am SO HAPPY for Bethany! Everything is finally falling into place for her. My thoughts & prayers are with her!
Jill has gone off the deep end. The only thing I know that can do that so abruptly is peri-menopause, menopause, or post-menopause...one of which has turned her into a Harpy.
what is up with jill and luann, they use to be my favorite, but now i'm even starting to like ramona better. At the beginning of the season jill wanted nothing to do with bethany (even though bethany tried many times to make amends), and then all of a sudden when bethany starts to get more attention because of engagement and pregnancy she wants to be her friend. And then there is Luann who i think should just mind her own business and worry about her own life. I think she has kept this whole argument between jill and bethany going. I think kelly said it right on the 1st housewives reunion, "Have you read your own book.". Good job to Alex who finally stood up for herself and told Jill what she really thought of her. Once again i say what happened to jill and luann this season they really are the mean girls and act like their in high school
To all the people that keep spelling Bethenny's name wrong PLEASE STOP it is even WRITTEN in the blog you are posting about!!!! It is extremely annoying how most of you keep spelling it wrong... maybe you cannot read or you are just not paying attention blog after blog so lets go back to first grade for a minute:
I know this won't get posted but PLEASE have someone proofread these posts! In this sentence, "After taking on the dangerous roll of Bethenny’s messenger last week..." the word 'roll' should be 'role'. A roll is something you eat. Role is what you mean. In this sentence, "It seems public display of detest...." the word detest is used incorrectly. Detest is a verb, not a noun. So you can detest someone but you cannot display detest. Disgust maybe, but not detest.
These types of errors are sprinkled through the blogs. You are a professional organization. Please present your output professionally and correctly. These types of errors make Bravo look ridiculous! This is grade school grammar, people!
I predict by the end of the season Jill will no longer be the bad guy. Really Alex giving her the message in front of everyone was wrong. Her saying it was none of LuAnns Business last night? Hello Alex you made it hers by delivering the message in front of her and others. If you really felt it was between you and Jill only then the message should have been kept between you and Jill only. Saying Jill is high school, sorry so is Alex. The whole gang needs to growup
Really? Luann thinks Jill is her friend?-she must have been so busy listening to herself and competing for airtime with Sonia to miss the condescending beratement from Jill-"will you come and invite friends?" "sure send me an Evite" "I did" "OH-that thing-whatever" in other words, you are not good enough countess. "When I have MY party the most IMPORTANT thing will be the invitation"-oh and don't forget the lambchops for her dog! And Jill's other best friend-Kelly, you are "LIKE" not good enough either... I think the 3-snarkateers deserve each other!
Here's what none of you seems to get. What Alex did was interject herself into Bethenny and Jill's drama...NEVER cool...Everyone seems to discount Jills genuine remorse this week over her treatment of Bethenny at Ramona's...and everybody loves to call Bethenny the helpless victim, which by the way she she is giving an Oscar-worthy performance of this season. But in seasons past, nothing has been off limits with her...she has made snarky comments about all of them, including, and at times, especially about Alex and Simon...it makes me think that sometimes people are willing to forget what might give them facetime. Bethenny's apology to Alex was even a calculated move. Alex stooped to the level of what she was accusing Jill. She who protests the loudest often is the most guilty. So ease up folks...Alex showed her hand to us, and it may prove out that she is the worst of them all. Also, she should have told Bethenny that she should deliver her own messages. She took that message to Jill because of her own agenda. If she wants to be heard, saying things the way she did isn't going to get the deed accomplished. Bethenny manipulated her, pure and simple...
I used to like jill and luann alot last year, and thought that Alex was the weird duck. Boy have things changed. I am liking Alex alot this year and I am even able to tolerate Simon this season. Jill and Luann both need a kick in the pants. Talk about being inmature Jill and Luann have a lot of growing up to do. Jill needs to shut up and just listen to people and Luann needs to read her book.
Jill - LEARN LEARN LEARN from this. You have to ask yourself if there isn't a reason for all of this animosity. Try listening instead of talking all time - and not just to gossip. Ick.
Notice how Jill always has to put a price tag on everything? asks how much something cost or just to let everyone know how much she spent on something. /Who cares "Shame on her"
also wanted to add that the conversations Jill and Betheney had were between the two of them and people got involved after the fact. Then the ambush at Ramona's. What Alex did was to take it to the next level and attack Jill at other peoples' events and infront of others. Her intent was to humiliate Jill. At least Jill and Betheny argued more privately and may have been able to make up but I deeply believe that Alex had an agenda in making sure Jill and Bethaney don't make up. Her bringing up where she lives has nothing to do with anything! I think she is jealous of Jill!
Where's that petition I read about to get Jill off the show? How about a poll on that Bravo? Can't stand Jill, saw right through her from day one.
Bethany is right Jill needs to get a hobby, and another hobby, and antoher hobby, ect. get it.
Luann and Kelly eventually are going to have to gets hobbies too if they keep following Jill like a puppy dog.
Alex is wrong Jill is in elementary school, I must say Jill is a great actress though
Romona keeps it real unlike Jill, Kelly, and Luann. Mario was right about Luann she is countless.
I really love Alex,the way she confronted Jill,someone had to step up to her!The one you would least expect to is the one who did!Jill is the one who said to Betthany that they were through & now she is trying to flip it around as if she is the innocent victim! You cant give critisim & not expect someone to do the same to you!Jill will probably try to do the same to sonya since she is the fresh face on the show!
Does anyone else think that Jill's sudden desire to make nice with Bethenny has less to do with friendship and more to do with camera time. With Bethenny's pregnancy and upcoming wedding she's sure to be a focus of the show and Jill doesn't want to miss out on all that camera time. As far as how terrible it was for Alex to deliver "the message" with others around, what about Jill having Bethenny on speaker phone for all to hear during a very private moment. I am too finished with Jill this season!
Jill told Bethenny she was done with her. Why does Jill feel the need to know what's goin on in Bethenny's life???? If she cared about her at all, she wouldn't be doing the childish things she's doing. I'd be done with Jill also. I don't know what's wrong with her this season. I use to like Jill.
OMG.....I use to like Jill but I totally agree with Alex, Jill needs to swallow it and say she sorry and ask Bethenny to forgive her....lol you rock Alex..........lol
WOW! GO ALEX.........its about time someone besides Bethany stood up to jill! Jill is very hurtfull to alot of people and just like ramona says.....Jill always plays the victim! Its really sad! And Luanne seriously she is a nasty person. She thrives off playing people against eachother. Bethany and jill would have probably worked things out if jill would have kicked the birdie "Luanne" out of her ear! oh and apart from all the drama! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY BETHANY!!!!
I just found it interesting that Jill has said, "you're not my friend" any time someone gives her some feedback about the horrible way she's treating him or her. Seems like classic narcissist behavior. "Wah wah wah it's all about me..." Alex is completely correct - it's high school. I've come to realize Alex and her hubby are the only people in that circle who are not functional illiterates. (And what's up with the fish-like mouth on Sonia??Is that for real botox or just how she holds her face?). Hurray for Alex, and we've had quite enough of Jill. Let's see some more stories on Alex and her brood.....you GO girl!
Jill gave a shot across LuAnn's brow :) about the e-vite.
I guess LuAnn is in Jill's "notes" now to receive more hateful comments since LuAnn is hanging out with Sonja.
Jill's not liking anybody she doesn't have on puppet strings.
Sonja, LuAnn & Kelly should be the next ones Jill tries to run over on NY streets.
Is Jill the only one being "scripted"? Or, is that her excuse for being a biatch?
Jill needs to set the record straight with all of them. Too much negative drama ! Renew your friendship with Bethenny, she could use good true friends, so treat her in a positive light and with much support. Good friends are rare and should be treasured. Bethenny, try to forgive Jill but keep your distance until she proves herself as a true friend. Just realize that you have the support of the public. Enjoy and surround yourself with positive good things in your life such as your wonderful husband and baby !