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!
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!
Jill, Just "hearing" your accent thru your blog makes me miss you! When are ya'll back on??? I love that you have been asking everyone about their baby mamas...I can just picture it.
Keep enjoying that fabulous apt of yours! I am only watching RHW of Atl to pass the time until NY returns. BTW - did you see Ramona's hair? She should have left it long...
Hello Jill,Love it! Love it!Love it! Tell it the way you see it !Keep it going girrrrl!! Can't wait until YALL come back on!!
It's good seeing you watch the other Housewives.Hope all is well with your family.I love your mom, she seemed very authentic.Did Bethany get engaged?, I wish her well, tell her not to over analyze everything it's nerve wracking, & to watch her temper. Tell your gay boyfriend hello, oh yea did the show drop that crazy ditsy model wife? what a looser.Can't wait till the next season take care.
Jill, when is New York coming back,I've missed you guys.How is everyone? You are one of favorite shows. Of course I like Atlanta too, when they finally come back to planet earth. I'm from the south and they are making us look pretty bad on some things. Don't get me wrong their still one of my favorites. Just need a reality check.....
Just wanted to let you know that you standing WITH your daughter and her ailment inspired me to begin my own foundation for my son's disability (for lack of a better word)
He has Asperger's Syndrome which is high functioning autism. He falls in that gap where there are no programs for kids after school that are appropriate. These kids need interaction. They "appear" like the other kids, but they just do not know to interact in mainstream ways where young kids will understand.
SoOO...I started a foundation to raise money and awareness for afterschool programs in my area.
Thank you for the inspiration...I am not as well to do as you are..but we share a few things in common...the heart to lvoe it..the soul to believe in it and the mind to accomplish it.
DOn;t steal that people..it's copyrighted! HAHAHA!!!
Jill!! I canNOT wait until HONY is back on. These Atlanta women are really showing their lack of a whole lot of things. They are losing me as a fan. The "fame" is really going to their heads. And JILL? Sleeping together, honey, does NOT make one promiscuous!! LOL What a Jewish Mother you are! HURRY BACK NY LADIES. .
I love you!!! You are my favorite Housewife. The Altanta ladies are entertaining, but you are the real deal! Go girl! I can't wait for the NY show.
I love when you blog. You basically say what everybody is thinking (Kim's career haha) and your not mean about it :)
Jill, I agree that the ladies seem to be acting a little this season. It's not as real as before and NeNe needs to stop with the what did you say about me routine. Be friends with all of them if you want to, but drop the inquiry. Nobody is goind to tell the complete truth. It was their first season and they didn't prepare for all of that gossip to come back on them. It's understandable how it got out of hand, but if they want OC success they better get their acts together. By the way I love you and Bethany on NY Housewives.
omg Jill! When are you ladies returning so everyone can see what real class looks like. I miss you all and look forward to the new season.
Hello Jill, I miss the RHONY, these Atlanta girls are just imitations of the real thing. Atlanta seems to have lost the little class they once had. I can't imagine RHONY fighting physically, losing homes, ganging up like real gangsters. You ladies still remain classy, virtuous and strong. Atlanta is by far the worst I've ever seen. Loyal to RHONY!
Jill, You asked if anyone else think's it's strange that Lisa's Mom invited Nene, a stranger to visit. I don't think it's strange at all. Nene's a friend of Lisa's and presumably she mentions her to her Mom. Have you thought about the fact that this is the second season of the show and maybe Lisa's Mom is a fan. It's no different than your daughter going off to college and you inviting a roommate or classmate to visit....what's the big deal?
Jill, I love you and your advice 99% of the time but the cosleeping leading to being promiscuous is a bit ridiculous. Cosleeping is extremely healthy for children and leads to a strong sense of security. It is proven to lower the risk of childhood stress, and SIDS in infants.
I totally agree that this season seems more staged. I guess that's the price of fame though. I also wanted to point out that whenever I read you blogs I have this thick NY accent in my head!!!
Jill, how dare you comment on the way they dressed last season they were dressed just fine. It's not like the women on your show dress any better. You guys gossip and have just as much drama, as the real housewives from the ATL, your drama may not be as colorful as theirs but drama is drama. At least I can say they age better then any of the house wives on any of the shows aired.
Hi Jill. I watched your show and I have to admit the Atlanta housewives are much more entertaining. I don't know maybe it's the whole NY life style. It's not for everyone.
My favorite housewives are the New Jersey housewives very exciting and the Atlanta housewives. Sorry Jill.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is experiencing overkill with the drama. Sheree lost some serious points with me as far as the hair pulling incident. I feel that the show maybe authentic, just similar to kids when they have guests around and "show-out". I totally disagree with what you say about the kids sleeping with Kim. People just have gotten to point where children sleep alone for years they slept together due to people having so many children. I love all the Real Housewives shows and you and Betheny are my favs. on NY. Take Care
Hi Jill, I want to add that my favorite housewife was Deshawn. Does anyone know why she is not in the show this season??? I love her, she is very positive and never feed into the drama. That is commendable! Although I like Nene and sympathized with her last season, she needs to back away from the drama and negative comments.
jill, love you, love the show, hope your daughter is doing well. cant wait for next season, sorry i get such entertainment out of your personal life...don't be so mean to bethenny next season.
Kim is a jackass! Love Nene and Lisa. I miss the OC and NY....my faves. NJ and Atlanta are a little too crazy!
My first reaction regarding ATL season 2 is the same as yours: fake, fake, fake. I liked NeNe from the get go for her raw honesty and sense of humor; but, even she has given way to her pseudo fame this season. Sadly, I can’t think of one of them that I would want as a friend. You, Jill, on the other hand, have a scrumpdillicious personality (and skin! How in the heck are you getting such glowing skin? I thought I had a good doctor!). Oh, and your mother is the cats pajamas! Wish we would see more of her in the upcoming season. Sheree, well, can we say mean as an alley cat? And, Lisa, well, maybe it’s the Inglewood in her, but it’s a shame her personality isn’t as pretty as her smile. Regarding Kim, I just don’t know why she has a personal assistant. Is it really just to carry her LV bag into the photo studio? I mean, really, it has wheels!
Hi Jill, I am looking forward to your season to start! Do you guys blog for each other's show all of the time? Interesting. I have to say Jill, it is quite natural when you have a relationship with a friend; you mention them to your mother when you talk. Obviously she wanted to meet her because she picked up on the fact that NeNe is fun and outgoing. Your mother came to visit and sat with Bethany in the kitchen, and went as far as to tell her she would consider her a daughter and would do whatever she could for her. She didn't even know her that well. Do you recall that episode? That’s how people connect sometimes, through other people they trust.
Jill, You have always been my favorite housewife of all time !!!! I think you need to give kim some advice on how to carry her self as a lady and stop talking about everybody and find something useful to do with her time other than looking for married men to provide for her!!! Can't wait for your new season!!!
Promiscuous because you did not sleep alonE as a kid. OMG !!! Not all of us were born with silver spoons in our mouths. I was raised on a farm with 5 sisters and 4 brothers.. A 3 bedroom house. One for my parents. One for my brothers and One for my sisters. In the girls room there was room for two beds and one crib. 2 girls to a bed and 1 baby in the crib. AND WE WERE NOT PROMISCUOUS AS TEENAGERS AND ADULTS. GET REAL !!!!!
JILLLL...your def my fav housewife..(not only cause i'm from Nyc but i love your sense of humor) lol NYC baby!!! lol.. seriously though i wonder the same exact thing about "kim's assistant" her purpose is still unknown.. anywho i can't wait for the next season of NYC HOUSEWIVES..tell Bethany i say hello darling (as if i know u guys personally lol) she's def the 2nd fav..lol muah love 2 love ya!!
You are so honest it is tottally obvious and that is awesome. I know exactly what you are talking about with the whole season 1 thing.
I TOTTALLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID. I THINK YOU NAILED ALL OF THEM. THE LADIES ACT LIKE THEIR IN HIGH SCHOOL. I THINK NONE OF THEM HAVE SHOWN TOO MUCH CLASS. EVERYTHING IS SO OVER THE TOP. EVERYTHING SEEMS STAGED!!!
Please don't act like the Housewifes of NYC have the monopoly on fashion... You talk about these women as if the women on your show are perfect, and we ALL know that isn't true.
You are my favorite NYC housewife, but you have a tendency to be toooooooo damn judgemental sometimes...
I heart Jill. I had forgotten how much I miss YOUR show. Don't get me wrong, all the HW shows are nothing if not entertaining, but you're the best. Kandi is giving you a run for your money though, teehee
Hey Jill, to your comment about the ladies stepping up their game, i agree. However, you'll did the same. I think the HW of OC are the most glamiours from day one. And when the show went to NY, i was like, what? do you'll not do your hair, makeup or tan. Now you'll are all "Class Acts". I'm sure after anyone sees their self on tv for the first time, they are going to do some changes the second time around. As for Kim, she's cool. I am a stay home mother at this time and wish i could have an assistant... You'll are on the same show, so does it really matter who does what?
It's nice to have an outsider's wife view of these ladies this season. They all have seemed to go off of the deep end.. They are not nice to each other, do not seem to want to accept each other or be friends.. so what is the point? They all seem very self-absorbed in their own fame and fortune from this show.. and want to be the "drama Momma" of the season.. except for Kandi.. She is very talented, successful, and nice.. I just hope that the others don't pull her into the mess. She IS too good for that man who has a questionable past with so many ex. wives/children. She seems to be at the peak of her career and she has the means to take care of her family/daughter... so, why would she want to marry him? In today's world, just live with the guy and check it all out before you give up your self, success, money, etc., at the risk of some emotional/financial upheaval if it doesn't work out??? Like your Bethaney.. She played it cool with her ex. boyfriend, and thank goodness that she didn't marry him!! Women today that are successful do NOT need to marry until they can be assured that the man is a keeper.. and Kandi's man has a LOT to prove before he should marry/father another child again!! Why should Kandi be another victim of his mistakes with women and children? She will be the one taking care of all of them if anything goes wrong. Her mother is correct in questioning that relationship for marriage. I think Kandi should play it cool and live with him and see how the dice rolls for a while before she signs her life/wealth over to any man...especially when he has tons of kids that will be in her life forever.. Is HE going to be able to support them and their future/college, etc.? or is he going to live off of her wealth?
Jill, I can't wait for RHONY to come back. I think all the incarnations since RHOOC and RHONY have been... well should have remained just ideas for shows rather than shows. I've been to that fabric store and while I don't have the cash flow that any of the RHOA have (or pretend to have) I think I came out cheaper than a trip to NYC, hotel stay and the cost of fabrics would have run me, lol. Besides the cost of practically everything is less here in Atlanta, including fabric. I think you made some great observations on the RHOA and hopefully they'll take it down a bit or a lot. I like Kandi, but I really miss DeShawn.
Its good to hear none of these ladies have demanded more money, simply for having a camera follow them around 24/7-organic indeed. How laughable receiving insight and judgment, from the very same people who argue in attempt to defend their actions that this show is just a mere glimpse into their lives due to editing.
Hi Jill I think that you New York ladies think that your so perfect and the deal is that your not okay. Give the Atlanta ladies a break because New York house wifes have a lot of drama as well. We see all their faults and fakes but you just need to give it a rest.
Jill - AMEN to the no gum chewing. . . *Ladies* NEVER chew gum in public, ever, ever, ever! Total lack of good upbringing.
I love your show the best, when is the show coming back, i can't wait. I just have to say I think your the best. I love the way you put it out there, and your always so honest with the ladies. And Ali is so adorable, I believe your raising her to be a fine young woman. I myself, are a mother of a 10 year old daughter, and I'm trying to raise her with the thought of, she can come to me for anything. I like what you said one time," I know my daughter is my bestfriend and I want her to come to me for anything". I just had to say I think your just great. Thanks for giving us something to relate to, because everyone my not live the sameway, but we can think the same way. Thank you again for just being REAL.