Jill Zarin

The Real Housewife of NYC shares her thoughts on the second season premiere.

on Jul 30, 20090

Welcome back Atlanta! We missed you and are so happy to have you back in our living room. I thought nothing could get crazier after seeing New Jersey and quite honestly, I thought it was a little boring tonight until Scene 6! Sheree, who would have thought you would have been involved in the first big fight scene? OK - so the way I do it is I watch the show and write down what I am thinking as I watch. I am sorry if this makes no sense to you! But here we go...

Boy, does Dwight know how to make an entrance. He reminds me of Brad in so many ways. I don't mind Silk plants. I actually think they are very practical if you kill plants like I do. I have the best sources for them. If they look fake, that is BAD. I do love real orchids. It only takes me like 2 months to kill those though. Nene, you weren't clear if you bought or rented the house. If you rented, don't waste money on custom drapes. I can get you great ready mades that you can take with you anywhere you move! They just need to be hemmed. You know where to find me!

A lot of boobs this season. I have to admit, I am a little distracted!

Sheree...how could you have no clue that your mortgage wasn't paid? You are supposed to be a sharp business woman. You knew that you had financial issues with your ex. Are you being honest and saying he didn't pay his bills, the house went into foreclosure and you never knew?

Sheree speaks in a very controlled voice. I just want to hear her speak from the heart naturally. Tell your friends to take their hats off in the house.

107 comments
Lisa M.
Lisa M.

Jill, love you of all the housewives, I watch all of the housewives shows. They are all good, but you are my fav...love Gloria too! Can't wait to see you all again. Lisa

Jacobs24
Jacobs24

Jill, where are you? So many episodes have passed, we miss hearing your take on everything that's transpired on the latest installment of "Housewives". Reading your guest blog is like finding the voice of reason in the middle of mayhem! Come back and visit Bravo again soon!

Rhenate
Rhenate

Jill you are one of my favorites on the New York housewive, you and Betheny, Ramona says the craziest things and the rest oh well, you and Betheny stay true love your

Debbie
Debbie

I love NY housewives. Didnt like NJ housewives. I love ATL housewives. For the non-rich NY gives us a glimpse of a lifestyle we could never have. Rich peoples dysfunctional marriages and friendships are based on many different foreign things. ATL is in the throws of the recession and the southern culture for female friendship is much more complicated. This is the same on all southern class levels.The drama combining the rich and social interaction, to me is very entertaining. Jill, it would be totally awesome if the producers let you come pay them a visit. It will be a hate or love situation and probly very funny.

CV
CV

Jill - I want the drapes in Kim's home that are often seen in the background. They are white with a black sewn-on random swirl pattern. Have you ever seen this fabric? Been looking everywhere! HELP!

Real  Housewife of Kansas~ Diva Fighting Parkinson
Real Housewife of Kansas~ Diva Fighting Parkinson

Jill Jill Jill... You are so missed. I saw you on (think Rachel Ray) w/ NeNe... you two together were funny. Cannot wait to get my Jill and Bethenny fix:). Would love to see a show w/ you, Bethenny, NeNe, Lisa, Brad, and Dwight...OMG that would be a hoot!! Go TEAM JILL:)!!! whoo hoo... let the countdown begin til the debut of Real Housewives of New York season premiere! xoxo Mary

Viewer1016
Viewer1016

Hi Jill!

I loved what your blog was about tonight. It was real and you called Sheree out - good thing because she needs it. Honesty hurts sometimes and that is why I like you - you keep it real!

God bless you and yours!

Lisa of Hagerstown, Maryland
Lisa of Hagerstown, Maryland

Jill you are absolutely the BEST!!!! The Real Housewives of NY is my favorite show of all! Good point you made about the custom drapes earlier because I know how expensive they can be and why purchase for a "rented house." That was Very Good Advice! Jill, how is your Mom doing? I hope we see more of her this upcoming season because I felt like she was my mom. After her advice, I started my own non-profit helping women in Africa. We are doing well, although a few pointers from you on strategies for growth for the organization would help alot! Hope the family is doing well! And tell that hillarious chick Bethanny hello!

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Viewer

Jill,

I loved you on NY house wives.

Chyna Black
Chyna Black

Mrs. Jill Zarin, I am an official member of TEAM JILL honey!!! You are my fav NY housewife. You keep it real Jill. You put the other housewifes and there husbands in there place and I love it. Can't wait for season 3. Go Team JILL Go!!!!!!!! ***Chyna Black***

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Viewer

Jill

I watch all of the real housewives, and by far you are my favorite I believe you are the only one besides Jacqueline Laurita from Jersy that shows any class. I can not wait for New Yorks new season... What did you think about Shree and her hair pulling incident? I myself think you should be sent to give her lessons on how to be a classy woman.... Take care...

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Viewer

I agree with some of the other viewers that I too miss DeShawn on the show. She definitely brought a sense of reality to the show. Nothing against Kandi coming in because I think that she is a little similiar to DeShawn but lets face it.. she's not a DeShawn. It saddens me that she's gone because I think that she was real. She is proof that there are good women in this world still (particulary African American women). I cant stand that this show makes it seem like the only thing that makes reality tv successful is drama. Believe it or not but there is more to life (regardless of where you live) than drama.

Producers and writers of RH of ATL, please let DeShawn make a guest appearance on the show. Maybe she can bring some peace and successful prayer into the group because they are off the chain this season.

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Viewer

Seriously, I would have loved to have seen all of Sheree's quests after the helicopter landed. Can you say bad hair day?

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Viewer

Jill might think that Sherree showed some class but she was as bad as Anthony. It's all an illusion with her until you get her upset, then you see her true colors come out.

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Viewer

hi Jill you have always been my fav. house wife. With that being said i didnt like the way you treated Kathy Griffin that day she was out with Paris Hilton, you came off very rude.

gigi
gigi

What are the housewives of ATL too good to blog like the rest of the housewives?I am disapointed that the can't make the time for those of us who helped "make " them more public figures. We don't care what their problems are. In fact most would offer love and support to them. Use the easiest forem you have to get your side out. ATL is dropping the ball. It is not like it was filmed yesterday. They have plenty of time to form a edited version of any thing. We just want to hear from them. jill---Kick em in the behind. Explain about not biting the hand that feeds you.

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Viewer

We all miss that you did not blog this week. And, we'd love to hear Bethenny's take on this season's off the wall "gang up" on Kim, etc. It's seeming like Atlanta Wives are being made to produce more drama/violence to upstage the NJ show/table flipping, etc. I hope that's not the new Bravo way to portray the housewife shows. It is getting out of hand and we/viewers who initially tuned in to see "real" housewives/women with goals and careers and mothers, etc. are now being shown just trash drama with women who are not wives or mothers or women of stature.. only bad role models and young women in bad relationships, etc. There are already too many show about this on every other tv station. It all started with "Gretchen" on the OC wives. She was too young and not married and not a mother and exploited a very ill man. What is the "housewife" franchise/shows coming to? It is turning into a trashy Jerry Springer soap opera! I am done with the Atlanta show...and may be done with all of them after reading that the OC is bringing back Gretchen..Many of my friends feel the same way. You are losing your initial audience... maybe Bravo wants to go the way of all of the other trash shows???

Kathleen
Kathleen

Jill,

Looking forward to NYC to get back on the air.

quincy red
quincy red

Hello Jill. I just love you and your family on your housewives show. Can't wait util you guys are back on. What surprised me is that people took offense to your suggestion about the drapes and the "unless NeNe was renting" comment, and NO ONE but me seemed to take offense to Bethenny's comment LIVE about the ATL girls being "straight out of Compton". Wow..... The things that tick some people off. Bethenny said some other nutty stuff too like, "maybe I need to walk in and just slap NeNe in her face, or get in bed with Kim and Big Papa" or something silly like that), but all were in reference to what she would have to to do "TOP" the ATL show. Bethenny always had loose lips and dished it out, but she never could take it. I have seen the veins in her neck in many episodes where she felt hurt or mistreated. All I can say is "walk a mile girl".

But I love you Jill and I took no offense. It would be different if NeNe is renting or leasing this house just for the show. You never know.... but I bet my girl NeNe took no offense either. She is wayyyyyyy to strong to get twisted over something so trivial.

And the party planner, he is too wrong. I am surprised that he was not arrested.

MS
MS

Definitely liked you take on everything, You still know how to keep it classy!

TrueFriend
TrueFriend

Jill-is it really any of YOUR business if she rents or owns? Goodness gracious!

Rita
Rita

To: Brenda Brown Re: Mrs. Snow

I was curious as well about Mrs. Snow's "No Show"...I did a little bit of digging on line and she was not asked back because she didn't bring any drama, trash talking, or potential wig pulling to the show.

Brenda Brown
Brenda Brown

What happened to Mrs. Snow. I thought she add a sense of real life to the series. I really enjoyed her earthy personality and love for her husband. There are many African Americans that are Christians in Atlanta and choose to live Godly lives. She has a love for God and mankind. She loves her family and made the cut-backs necessary to maintain her standard of living when her husband was no longer able to play basketball. The show as it is today only protrays A.A. women as drama queens, money spending women.

Viewer
Viewer

I love to read your blogs, I still think the NY housewifes is the best, but watch all of them. I bet you are taping for next season. I can't wait, I love how you handle yourself and the fairness you use in your everyday life.

Angela
Angela

Loved your blog Jill!

Sheree-Glad you didn't have to call "pookie & them"(lol). I think you could've done damage had he touched you.

NeNe- You're Hilarious!

Lisa-Gotta love this woman, she's such a dynamo!

Kim-Good luck with whatever you're doing with the singing-wig thing

Kandi-Loved your honesty, good luck with the engagement

Dani
Dani

Jill I would like to know if you are going to be back on next season of the housewives of New York.I hope so because i think that you make the show.Thanks.

Amanda
Amanda

Jill - Love you. Mean it. Where is Bethenny? I cannot watch the RH series without her blog! I LOVED the blog the two of you did together; was it for OC? I think so but it has been a while. Can't wait 'til the next episode and I hope there is a second NY blog for us at the end :)

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Viewer

I HAVE TRIED TO WATCH THE REST OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES SERIES BUT, THEY CANNOT HOLD MY INTEREST. WHEN O WHEN WILL YOU ALL FROM NEW YORK CITY BE BACK ON? READ SOMEWHERE BETHENNY WQILL NOT BE BACK. TRUE OR NOT?

Kay
Kay

Jill, you are my favorite housewife on "The Housewives of New York". I must say you wrapped up last weeks episode in a nutshell. I can't wait to watch tonight.

flo
flo

I enjoyed the show, but the scene with the party planner was awful. VERY disappointed.

Danielle
Danielle

Jill, I love you! you keep it real and thats what the real house wives are about! ido sometimes think that Beth is a little envious, but i know that we are only aloud to see certain things... so its not far to judge... anyhow, keep it up Jill, do you thing

Danielle

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To Janvier ... that's a plug on the "Babies can read" product on the market today. As for Deshawn, she's into the ministry. I can imagine doing this type of hype would be a conflict of interest. Just My opinion though ....

Nay
Nay

Well, first I must say I thought the premiere was good. The party planner was over the top ,defintely I think for the publicity. People will do anything to be on TV. Sheree next time don't yell say your point and leave his behind hanging. Never stoop to their level. Trust he will miss your money. I am glad Deshawn is gone. Sorry but people she was boring. Charity is great and being nice is good. But not for this type of show. Dashawn did not have enough drama. I think the producers are thinking high ratings. Which they def are getting. Kandi will fit right in. I have a hutch she will be close to Kim, and her and Nene don't look like they will click cause Kandi don't look like she take to much.

LoveIt
LoveIt

I don't think the rental comment is a big deal. When I was having a new house built, we rented until the other house was finished. Also, I believe Nene and Jill have met in person in the off-season...so who knows, maybe there is a personal friendship that we (the commenters) don't know about.

I miss DeShawn, I think axing her was a mistake. I felt she was TRULY an Atlanta houswife...and I was interested in her story. I'm glad to read though, that she holds no ill-will towards BRAVO..she seemed the most genuine out of them all.

Lisa ... I liked her last season....this season, something seems off. I was sad to see her other children weren't there - hope her ex isn't causing problems.

Kim - I never liked her. Out of all the housewives, I just can't respect a mistress....she does nothing for herself.

Sheree - I didn't like her last season because I believed she was so controlling with herself - but you could tell it was a defense mechanism of sorts. Now this season, I understand why she was the way she was last season - I am sure the divorce was messy...but I'm glad to see she is handling herself - and a lot more assertively.

The Wedding Planner - a jerk. Yes he did it for free, but its my understanding that he OFFERED - and I am sure it was because he was looking for publicity for his business. I actually thought he was going to hit Sheree, and I was praying people would get in there and separate them. He's a loser and unprofessional. he could have handled the situation a lot better and I hope we don't see any more of him.

Kandi - I love her already for the simple fact that she is successful in her own right. I am interested in her story so far.

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Viewer

Where is Bethanny? Tell her to write a blog. By the way, you and Beth are my favority.

Olivia
Olivia

Jill, You are my favorite housewife on the NY show. Get to know a person first before asking them alot of personal questions, for example is a person house rented or owned. It really doesn't make a difference, NeNe house is fierce.

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Viewer

For those who don't know, Jill Zarin and her husband own one of the best fabric stores in the country. They know fabrics! That is why Jill saw immediately the folly in spending a large sum of money on custom drapes that aren't portable. Better to buy something fabulous, but too costly in case you have to leave them behind if you are renting. I don't think she meant the rental comment as an insult, just as savvy advice.

Lawanda
Lawanda

People,

You all need to relax. You have no right telling someone what there intentions were when they said something. Not to mention...you are all on here stating your opinion and let's face it...some people don't care about what you have to say. Some people even think what you are saying is "stupid" or "rude"- Jill may or may not have meant something in her comment...but anyone that is going all "Perry Mason" on her post should also be able to see that how much you spend on these things should depend on how long you will be living there!

Houston Living....
Houston Living....

Jill, you're the best! NeNe is hilarious, Sheree still hasn't shown her true self, who is Sheree really??.... I still love her fake personality and all.. Lisa & hunni are great, glad she's holding down the fort until hunni gets signed. Seems like Kandi has an interesting story, lots of kids though yikes! Does her man pay child support? That party planner is a looser...

Gina
Gina

Jill,

I like you, but I have to agree the rented house comment was condescending. Besides, I think it is pretty obvious that they are buying, so you were just being catty!! I think these ladies represent Atlanta perfectly. I am so glad they are black because Atlanta is the Mecca for successful blacks. Just because they live in the suburbs don't mean they can't represent Atlanta, they work and play there and how do you know where they live, "Atlanta Viewer", are you stalking them? Keep it going girls of the ATL, you are hot!!

blcc4e
blcc4e

Hi, Jill love you much...Omg, I AM SICK OF HEARING ABOUT HOW THE PARTY PLANNER WAS RUDE, WHAT ABOUT SHEREE LARGER THAN LIFE ATITUDE!! She was getting the party done for free, free, free. There was no respect for that what so ever. Although, he could have handle it better, so could she . Calling him fat and stuff at the end. I am more than sure she did more than what is edited and put out there for us to see. You are alone for a reason ,Sheree. Two guessess as to why! Now , the comments jill made was taken completely out of text. I agree with everything she said . She was just trying to be helpful. That's what's wrong with you idiots, always making something out of nothing.Oh and yes Kandi and Tiny are still cool. Actually, Kandi was suppose to be on Tiny and Toya's show. However, somethings just went the wrong way. Where is Dashone Snow, she was very classy to me, a little naive but classy.

Geraldine
Geraldine

Hi Jill, I love your commentaries because I feel you hit on the same things many of us think, yet don't say aloud. Sheree's immediate (and I mean IMMEDIATE) response to the party planners, when they said her coming out event was going to be Hollywood meets Atlanta, was a clipped, "It's all about ME!" me, me ME! I guess that's the point of putting the cameras on this woman, to let the world see her her make a fool of herself. She's so intensely self-involved, yet like most of these women, is a talent-wanna-be. (like Kim!)

I wondered if her husband got the mail from the bank - it's quite likely she never had any notice until she was told to vacate. On the other hand, having another place lined up is a tad suspicious. Was her son really sleeping on silk sheets?

Go Nene for being a 'real' person in this show. That girl has a lot of character, for sure, even if she paid out $15 thou, was it, for the drapes.

Kim seems to be wandering around with a glazed look in her eyes. Her singing (spare us the agony of having to listen to her screeching off-key, puhlease!), is almost as bad as Sheree thinking she can create a clothing line by hiring others to do the work, then taking the credit. Guess that one backfired on her, though. There are plenty of talented folks out there who don't take a free ride on such fleeting publicity - they work for a living!

That idiot of an alleged party planner has serious mental issues. The employees of the joint should have come in a lot sooner. I didn't see anyone commiserating with the CLIENT, Sheree, did you? IT had to be staged - Sheree flipping? And what happened to the helicopter? Never mind, I doubt Sheree had the cash to pay the bill anyway.

I'm sure there's a lot more drama to look forward to. I hope Kim keeps her wig on throughout it. Why is she wearing one, anyway?

La Tanya
La Tanya

Whether the house is rented or brought, who cares!!! They have every right to spend their money as they want, don't you spend thousands on a handbag, that you probably only use once...does that seem sane to you? Anyways, I figured Deshawn wasn't coming back, didn't you notice that at the reunion she didn't speak but once. Loving it so far, hope more drama comes. Anthony needs his ass kicked, straight up. A man who has no respect for a woman needs to be taught a lesson!!!!

Viewerthatknows
Viewerthatknows

It's like that everywhere. Georgia is no different. The bank always owns your home until you make that last payment.

Susannah
Susannah

In Georgia your home can be lost and you can be kicked out within less than 30 days - no lie. This is because in Georgia, until you make your last payment to the bank, the bank owns the home.

So yeah, she could have very easily not known, because you can get kicked out of your home with little to NO notice in Georgia...

But she had another house ready to move into? I suspect it was planned out, she lined up the new pad and then let go of the old digs... there's a lot of that going on these days, in this economy. And why not? You can often buy a place for a fraction of what your current place cost you... if you can swing it with the banks, buy yourself a new place and THEN let the expensive place fall to the wayside.

plo
plo

It was an OK first show. It always takes awhile to get the flow going. One thing that really bothered me-the fight with the party planner-was that a joke or a bit? If it was not a joke that man has serious business skills lacking. Who treats people like that? Sheree, you did not help by jumping right in there with him. I hope these reality shows aren't trying to top the table flipping of Teresa- that was a once in a lifetime event!

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The party planners name is Anthony "Tony" Shorter

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I totally agree with Marie. You have absolutely no business questing whether NeNe's house is rented or not, that is none of your concern and the comment about the drapes was a tad bit condescending. And that comment you made about what Kandi exposes her daughter 2 was also rude. Seriously, Jill. Watch some of the things you say.

Can't Get Enough
Can't Get Enough

What happened to DeShawn. I thought she was just great! I assume she will not be coming back? Please somebody tell me something!

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Viewer

Now if you and Bethenny would just make up. I really dread tuning in next season to see the two of you fighting. Very sad.