Jill Zarin

The Real Housewife of NYC talks Kandi's relationship troubles and wonders about Kim's "career."

on Aug 24, 20090

I miss season 1. I feel it was more authentic last year. No one was famous and pretending they weren't. Do you know what I mean? Clearly they have all stepped it up. Better makeup, better hair, better clothes and I have to give it them - great bags! I have a shoe and bag addiction (and a CCC addiction...do any of you have one?) Here we go ... my thoughts as I watched the episode:

Did anyone find it strange that Lisa's mom wanted her to bring a total stranger to visit? I like it more organic, but I realize they have to figure out ways to film the girls together. How adorable are Kim's girls? But please Kim, don't let your kids chew gum. At least not when filming? I love your daughter's personality and enthusiasm. She clearly gets it from you. (I mean that in a good way.) Why does Kim have an assistant? I still have no idea what she does to make a living. Kim has been accused of living off married men's money and denies that. Fine. But what do you do? What does your assistant do?

I think it is very exciting that NeNe is writing a book. Gloria, Lisa and I are writing a book too, Secrets of a Jewish Mother. I know how hard it is and we are writing it ourselves over the summer. In fact my chapter on Education was due to Lisa 3 days ago!

Anyone notice everyone is wearing gold hoop earrings? I can't wait to hear Kandi's music. Oh! How many baby mamas do you have??? I have asked everyone this week. I love saying it!

105 comments
weezie3197@yahoo.com
weezie3197@yahoo.com

Jill Zarin I am so glad to see you off the show.  Bravo made the right call.  I think the way you treated sweet Bethany Frankel was noware near being a friend.  Bethany has all the class and support and you are lacking with both. As the Countess would put it , money can't buy you class.  No matter how much you have.  You are jealous of Bethany as she is now Happy and successful.  She is by far Richer than you will ever be and I don't mean with her status at the bank I mean she is rich because she stays true to her friends, family and herself.  Shame on you!

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making money from home

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JBJRKR
JBJRKR

looking for bethany. Do u need help in your life? I want to work for u!

Elkie
Elkie

Yeah what does Kim do for a living.I think you are great. I had a problem with Bethany for a while because she was listening to the loopy blond on your show.

Tnglm003
Tnglm003

Hi Jill,

I love you. I would much rather watch your own reality show, than Bethany. The other ones need to toughen up and get over it. How many times do you need to apologize. They want to see you become as spineless as they are. They say Jill is attitude, I believe they are wrong. It is Bethany that has the attitude, what is so great about her yawwwwwwwn life? Ramona is taking too many meds, and Alex toughens up????? Give me a break! Boring. Cheers to you and LuAnn. I'll keep watching as long as you are both on.

StroyFinance
StroyFinance

Sorry to hear about your frustrations with poker, but i guess thats the nature of the game. Doing everything right, and still losing is extremely difficult to overcome, but maybe taking a break and spending time away from tournament poker will allow you to be refreshed and rejuvenated, and remember why you love tournament poker so much. Best of luck.

KarenSawyer
KarenSawyer

Observation, has anybody noticed how "nuts" ramona has been acting this year? I understand the Kelly personally and i think the cast needs to try to understand where she was brought up and educated and how the her lifestyle is totally refreshing. As far as her being "unemotional" it may have been the way she was raised and look at the business world she was "raised" in.... dog eat dog. The main thing that i noticed on last nights reunion, nobody takes the time to really get to know one another. The only episode that was really "girlfriend/friend" REAL, was the spa and talking about your "REAL" lifes. I think the wifes and the show should "TRY" to at least get to know one another and not be so judgemental. Under neath all that "FAN FAIR" are some truly great ladies with some/alot of baggage.

KarenSawyer
KarenSawyer

Hey Jill,

I watched the marathon yesterday (shaking my head). I totally agree with you about the 1 season. Now with all the drama and nobody really TRYING to talk and end all this she said - she said drama. Now it took 4 sessions to make 1 reunion show, all i can say is WOW. And then they end the show on "propping" their books, shows, music career, etc.

I do have one suggestion :).. In season 1, the newbie couple, who you helped get their kids into a private school, get them into the social circle of NYC, after the siding of friends, all that you did and all the "connections" you have - i can't believe how she turned on you. They are tacky and show no class. Some friends don't appreciate all you have done for them and now its time for you to undo some of the special favors. I know i sounds like a "teenage" they quote so often, but come on, you need to appreciate all the good things you've done, eg: financial, privately and socially. And i have to make one more comment, I love your husband. He doesn't say much, as far as the show, but when he does, it short and to the point. He is trully a class act :)

PABroderick
PABroderick

I liked Jill the first 2 seasons, I don't any longer. The episode when Jill told Kelly she was fake because she have made up with Bethany, reminded me of grade school. Jill's ego has gotten too big. Bethany was a real friend to Jill, but Jill threw it away for someone that can benifit her quest for fame.

julie bernucci
julie bernucci

Why is their big word "classy"? You notice what classy means? Hair from India alot of money on clothes and cars. And just plain keeping your mouth shut. Well I don't like women who keep their mouths shut. That is why your show is good, Jill, because you are a talker and you are smart. When you and Bethenny played off eachother it was the best. But now you have no one smart to hang with. Shouldn't have dumped her. She fell in love. She didn't sleep with Bobby.

Taykar
Taykar

The Real Housewives of New York was my favorite out of all. But, after this season...I'm done. Jill you have become sooo Judgmental and Arrogant. You are just MEAN. Shame on you. You need to go to your mother and listen to her advice on how to fix your MEAN ATTITUDE.

Kimmy86
Kimmy86

Hey Jill!! I definitely think you should work it out with Bethenny. It really sad to see you guys like this!! I love you guys!!

cmoore
cmoore

jill needs to stay in her on season and deal with bethney

Jhobbs  -  Viewer
Jhobbs - Viewer

My comment is about the men of all the housewife shows. I think the men of the Atlanta Housewives are the nicest, sweetest guys. All the other shows have at least one husband or boyfriend at odds with a housewife thats not his wife or girlfriend. They are so hostile and they gossip as much or more than the wives. LOVE THOSE ATL MEN.

jokathym
jokathym

I cannot watch this show.

panamadiva81
panamadiva81

I just want to say first off, I LOVE U JILL!!! Everything about u screams intelligent, beautiful, and classy woman representing NY the way it should be! Your the only reason i watch NY! But anyways, yes i agree about nene (a stranger) visiting lisa's mom.....wtf! And i myself am trying to figure out why kim has an assistant.

Rebeca
Rebeca

Hi Jill!! I think you are the sweetest housewive even though I aslo admire Luann & adore Bethany..I think you 3 make the show worth watching!! I REALLY DON´T WANT IT TO END!! PLS... You are the type of friend I would love to have around!! Huggs & kisses to Ally & your mom!

DDMia305
DDMia305

Love Love Love you Jill... I've always been Team Jill. I love your daughters attitude. She's a good kid and well rounded. Very nice to all people and respectful. Nice to see... (cause honey that Teresa's kids from Jersey wow). I give that credit to you as a mom. You are a class act in my eyes. Your the reason I started watching Housewives. I'm african american, I love when I see someone such as your self that seems to be a good person to all. Thank Goodness your attitude isnt anything like that oldest jersey sister or that cock-eyed women with the eagle nose on the OC. I only watch NY & ATL the other versions suck. Cant wait for the next NY series. GO JILL!!!!!!!!

Suzy G
Suzy G

Love Kandi and love you Jill, Can't wait for your show to start

Sassy01
Sassy01

i do agree with your point about Kim and the assistant, "WHAT DID SHE DO TO HAVE ONE". After that, don't worry about HWOA, the show HWONYC, is a trip in itself.

BYE!

antiprocrastination
antiprocrastination

You are blogging about things that obviously work. RHOA is the network's highest rated RH... so go figure they must be doing something right... oh, wait more viewers are actually tuning in more to them than your show...

Viewer,HW
Viewer,HW

I miss your blogs; hopefully we'll have more of them when HW of OC starts next month??? When is the book coming out? Please keep us posted.

Intersting...
Intersting...

Yes. It (the fighting) was mostly unwarranted and did not make much sense...

Mary L.
Mary L.

What happen, you got feed-up with the fighting as I did?

Mary L.
Mary L.

What happen, you got feed-up with the fighting as I did?

Intersting...
Intersting...

With the exception of Khandi...1st season was better. This season is almost "scripted." Khandi - you and your family are in my prayers.

Tonicool
Tonicool

Hi Jill, just wanted to say that you and Bethenny(sorry I know it's misspelled)are my favorite housewives, I'm also from New York(Queens), I like how you both tell like it is even when it's with the both of you, it shows me that you have a strong friendship and that's great. I read your blog and I agree that Season 1 was real good, but for some reason it kinda got out of hand to all of the housewives because instead of being nice or even fair to one another they all have something bad to say about one another. Come on, we women should be together in telling eachother positive things and helping eachother out, not bashing eachother. I do love the Atlanta Housewives, but you all got to stop talking about eachother so harshly. Either way, I love the show and of course I keep watching, truthfully it kinda saved me, when I first started watching I was in deep depression because of my life how it turned out so I was going through a lot that I really didn't want to be here(alive)but I thank GOD for my daughter, mami & papi sisters & brother for helping me even when I wasn't so stable, but thank you Housewives of NYC & Housewives of Atlanta. I guess by watching your show and being entertained and seeing that others has issues, made me forget a little of my problems. I realized that not only that I need my family, but my family needs me-my daughter grandsons and all, they are my everything and my daughter is my rock(she's been helping me get through this). Please keep me entertain, please love eachother take the bad with the good, life is short and damn it all of sisters need to be together. Peace & Love to all

mexicojackie
mexicojackie

I agree with the first statement, find a small town and film it. I would do it. I love you jill!

gsr sr
gsr sr

You're great Jill! I am wondering why bravo doesn't do a "real" housewives show based on "real" people - the majority of the population doesn't not have a 7 figure salary - find a small town or even a city with an average income and film them and their friends.

chris
chris

Hello Jill,

you are pure class!! I love you.

Viewer
Viewer

I agree last season was more realistic but I love Kandi.

San Diego fan
San Diego fan

Jill, You are my favorite! I decided to check out to the bravo site to see if I could read up on any blogs and here you are! Will lookforward to your book and any upcoming shows from the RH of NYC. xoxo

Mary
Mary

I love your blogs and I miss you!. Please keep on writing for us we miss you when you don't.

TRUE  Jill Fan
TRUE Jill Fan

"As usual you are dead on!" My sister introduced me to the Real Housewives of New York & Atlanta. She says that I will marry a woman like Bethenny ( I completely misspelled her name. ) I don't know what it is about YOU and HER, but I can watch and listen to the two of you all day. Your comments about the Atlanta Housewives were so perfect, and I agree with all of them. It was definitely a please seeing you as a Guest Blogger and I can't wait to see your new season.

NORA
NORA

WHEN I GET OLDER I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE YOU GUYS, SUCCESSFUL AND BEAUTIFUL.

Viewer
Viewer

don'y hate cause this season is better than the first one

keisha
keisha

CANT WAIT FOR YOU GIRLS TO COME BACK! I MISS ALL OF YA LADIES!!!!

sunny
sunny

Love your comments. I was hoping you would expand on your perpective of relationships/interaction the ladies are having. It would have been refreshing to hear your point of view.

Lesley
Lesley

Can't wait till NY is back! You ladies have real careers, real money & you keep it real. ATL is just fake, fake, fake.

Viewer
Viewer

jill, love you and Betheney. Only reason I watch Houswives of NY.. PS did they post Kelli's pic in National Geographic?

Mary
Mary

Why arent you and Bethenny blogging anymore? What happened? I only come on Blogs to read what you and Bethenny have to say! Please start blogging again!

FAN OF ATL
FAN OF ATL

WHY ALL THE NEGATIVE ABOUT KIM?? SHE IS A GREAT PERSON!!!

Viewer
Viewer

At least you have a job.

Your Fan also
Your Fan also

I can not wait till the NY wives come back just as long as Kelly is not on the show! Out of viewer pitty NeNe was given the edge over everyone because she had the two father drama. NOW no one feels pitty for this old has-been stripper this season and she will not get my viewer's vote. She is too mean and the reality star's fame went to her head. I wait with anticipation on word of her coming divorce, she stole another woman's husband back in her stripper days and now that the pitty party is coming to an end so is her marriage.

MEohmy
MEohmy

Jill, I loved your blog, I feel most the same way as you. Next time tell Kim stop letting her little chunky daughter eat cupcakes late at night. I think its the reason for the chunkyness. Its just not right to that to your children. Love ya

Daisy from Cali
Daisy from Cali

Jill, You are my favorite REAL HOUSEWIFE (married I mean), but Bethany does bust my chops everytime she opens her mouth,she's a "ball buster." You remind me so much of my mom there is always an opinion for everything, but I love her with all my heart. My Fiance watches the NY season w me for you, he thinks you are a hottie.

Viewer
Viewer

for some reason I think I like your mom more than I like you. I guess its annoying the way you're always plugging your endeavors, the blog is supposed to be about the show not you. I guess I don't see the whole point in the guest blogger thing. I guess you're not as busy as Bethany who apparently dropped out due to a real career and all...

Viewer
Viewer

Jill you are sooo on about them not being authentic this season..they are like crabs in a bucket, grabbing for attention, & being spiteful in the process. But I also felt the same about Bethanny on the last season to an extent, but she was classy the whole way through. I too date a very wealthy married man 4 over 3yrs, & I am clear that he has no intent 2 leave.Therefore I am cautious about the $ i spend vs. $ i save(which is more than the spend). Nor will i ever be so public as Kim is about that. She can't live her life depending on his continued contributions especially @ the expense of caring 4 her children! Repulsive 2 say the least!