I haven't written in a few weeks so I have a few things to say regarding last week's episode.
How in the world were cameras there at the same time an eviction notice was served? Holy crap. How embarrassing?? It was very uncomfortable to watch but sadly more common now with foreclosures at their highest levels. Lynne seemed out of it. It was strange. Her voice seems to change from her interviews to the scenes. Where are you Lynne? You haven't blogged all season. Nor have your children. I was hoping they would use the blogs to defend you and show some remorse for their behavior (though typical for many teenagers).
I cannot tell you how shocked I was to hear you could be evicted for not paying the security deposit. The second shock came when Lynne said it was for $10,000! This is the third gorgeous home they have lived in since she joined the show. On top of that, didn't they buy their daughter a new car last season? Did she and her daughter have expensive plastic surgery this season? She talked about how successful her cuff line was. Frank said he couldn't pay the deposit "on time." If he paid it now, they would let them stay I am sure. Lynne earns money on the RHOC and with her cuff business, so where is the money? It isn't paying for college is it? Why aren't the kids in school? Why don't they work? Why? Why? Why? Please Lynne, come on the blogs! Frank is not the only one suffering, but why are they living above their means. Frank is wrong not to share their financial situation with his wife. But Lynne, your kids DO NOT deserve ANY explanation from your sweet husband who is trying to make you and the girls happy. You need to tell them to go to work and STOP putting demands on you for "stuff" until things get better. Talk to Vicki, she can help you. You need a serious financial intervention.
Now...onto episode 14.
Everyone at the crazy lunch needed to take it down a notch. Obviously this was a 4-minute excerpt of a 30-minute conversation, but I think we heard enough. At least I heard enough from Alexis. Seriously, why do you have such a strong opinion about someone you just met (and on a TV show yet.) Tamra, on the other hand, is another story. I thought they met through the TV show, and that's how they became friends. True friends? Only time will tell. They both love to have their "day in court" and I relate to the "you can dish it but you can't take it" story. No one is more sensitive than me! Where Vicki and I would react differently, she wouldn't listen. Maybe they were saying something she could learn from. I think Alexis had something important to tell her. She needed to tell Vicki that Vicki hurt her feelings. Vicki needed to listen. Period. I really miss Jeana right now, don't you? Lauri where are you? At least that group had deeper relationships that were somewhat real. Lauri REALLY worked for Vicki before Season 1. Jeana and Vicki were neighbors. Not one relationship here is real anymore. Gretchen, I do adore you and saw you trying to make peace. Two comments about the prayer circle. Alexis loves to hear herself talk and her next "job" should be the hottest female Pastor in the OC. (Great name for a TV show!)
Right On Jill! You said it all and very well I might add. I can't get over Lynne actually going shopping after finding out she was going to be evicted from her home.
Love it!!!! I couldn't have said it better. But, I do not agree with you forcing your mother on everyone. What makes her different then my mother, anyones mother, or any JEWISH mother. I think if ppl want they will talk to your mother. But don't keep bringing it up b/c your setting yourself for the fall. Think about everything you do and say, will be looked at your mother to say "i can't believe your daughter acts like that": which i can do from the past seasons. ANd yes it is your turn to be in the hot seat, i hope you are this honest with yourself as you are with the OC crew.
Thank you again Jill for always (always!) keeping it real! Can't wait til March 4th for the NYC premiere! :o)
jill i cant wait for the new season. nyc is the best season!!! u always have the best advice! come to boca and say hi!
I have never really commented on any Bravo blog before today. Wow! It's as if you are taking all the thoughts from my head and putting them on paper (or online). I love you on RHONY. You are so level-headed. I hope that the OC girls heed your advice. Life would be so much easier and better for them if they did.
Thanks so much Jill for keeping it real, yes, Lynne should also be held accountable, like they say, the truth always comes out. Lynne is so selfish instead of throwing money away on a face lift and nose job for her daughter, why didn't she use that money to make sure they had a home? Many of us are facing hard times, but number one is providing a safe roof over your heads for you and your kids. Lynne's catch-phrase, "it doesn't matter how much money you have its how you look spending it" makes me cringe. Does Bravo do background checks on these people? From what their daughter said, it looks like they have been moving around for years, ripping landlords off, Lynne is not innocent here, as dumb as she wants everyone to believe she is, and her girls are old enough to work too. Love you Jill keep the comments coming, you rock!
Jill- You have always been one of my favorites. You have just stated so many things that just "make sense". As far as Lynn is concerned, you were just evicted from your house and you still decide to go to San Fran, spend $ you don't have instead of dealing with the issue? What kind of message did you send to Frank? You don't want to know the bad news even if he tried to tell you. I believe Lynn hasn't blogged all season because she can't deal with the obvious feedback she would receive on.... controlling your kids, don't spend money you don't have on face lifts, trips and shopping. To Frank, as much as I like you, it might be time to dump your dead weight (wife). Jill, sorry to use your blog to vent about Lynn. Can't wait for the New York ladies!!!!
Jill, This is posting is more like what we have come to love from you! You looked at this craziness with a reasonable eye. Vicki does need to hear it when someone tells her that she has hurt their feelings- even if she, obviously, does not like them. I agree, the scene in the hotel room was the most painful to watch. That discussion needed to occur between the adults in the family. That was so disrespectful of Lynne to say in front of the daughter that this may not be forgivable and that it might end their marriage. What??!!! That really makes an insecure, irrational teen age girl feel loved and safe. I think you may also be right on who is guilty of overspending. I hope that they all read this posting and receive a little reality and common sense from you. Hope that your season is not this mean and nasty.
Way to go! I couldn't have said it any better! Except I really think they pick on Vicki way too much! They need to grow up! Tamra needs to take up more for Vicki! Alexa needs to start acting more like a christian if she's going to preach! Last, Lynne's kids get on my last nerves!Specially that young brat who wouldn't except her daddy's apology. Always puts on a crying act. She needs some tough love! Send her on a missionary trip to a poor country! Maybe then she could get back to reality! Believe me lots of people are having a hard time w/ the way the economy is right now. Lynne does have a husband who loves her. Lynne get it together!!!
Hi Jill, I just cant wait to see you again on the show, you are the most sane,outspoken, educated, smart, intellegent and the list goes on, person on the show. This blog on the Orange Cty housewives is on point, I could not have said it better. You gave a very good advise to Lynn and her family. Keep up the good work. I look forward to see you on your show and stay positive and honest as you have always been.
You are amazing, Jill Zarin! I heart you to pieces! You are kinder than I would probably be about some of these issues, but I love your maturity and strong sense of self! I can't wait for the show!
I couldn't agree wiht you more about Lynne's situation. She comes from a different world or she has serious drug issues!!! Wake up and grow up!!! She can't pay a $2,595 rent yet she buys a $1,400 jacket???!!! Is she serious? Her statement about, it doesn't matter how much money you have, but how good you look spending it!! I could strangle this woman just for that!!! She is a complete moron and she looks like a total retard when she spends the money she doesn't have!!!!
Alexis: Oh my God!! your husband is another moron, how can he humiliate you in front of the entire world? He's a jerk!
Tamra: I wouldn't call this woman a friend, even if they pay me to... She's such two face hypocrite! Vicki shouldn't even waste a minute of her time with this low class woman.
Gretchen: Kudos for trying to make peace!
Jill, Can I just say I love everything you just said! I thought the exact same thing about Lynn's handbag and why she didn't have that up for sale if money is so tight! I think they definitely have some issues that need to be worked out. I felt so uncomfortable watching Lynn and Alexa speak with Frank, regardless of his mistakes he seems like a pretty low key guy and his girls are just abusing the money that they don't have. It killed me to see Alexa act that way to her father, I think she most definitely needs a reality check.
On a happier note I can't wait for the Real Housewives of NYC to come back on!
Just finished reading Jill Zarin's blog on RHOC and I watched last night episode and I must confess I am getting tired of the Jerry Springer "feel" I get from watching RH franchise. I am not sure if it started with the Jersey or Atlanta wives but I am not enjoying them anymore. The housewives that don't work outside their homes are desperate for attention and gossiping and fighting fills that void. They can all keep their "camera balls".OC was fun to watch at the begining because they WERE friends and felt like they respected, helped and most importantly enjoyed each others company. Watching them now its like a rid-i-culous combo of Survivor/Jerry Spring/Jersey Shore. Its insane and now to boot everybody is broke! The ladies shopping at a resale store?! Its a crazy world when Vicki is the sane and appealing persona. I am going to watch RHONY but if it turns to the same crap I am dropping them all. I have started watching Kell and found the freshness that RHOC used to have. I will admit, I will watch anything Bethanny is on.
Wow, I thought I was the only one who was appalled that Alexa was included in the hotel room conversation! They give those kids too much power and too much say in that household! I feel more sympathy for Frank than I do for Lynne. Her buying an $1100 jacket right after she got evicted is pretty telling of her maturity (or lack thereof).
As for Alexis, I agree that she likes to hear herself talk.
Can't wait for the CLASSY housewives to come back.... NYC!
Right on, Jill! Though I can't believe you didn't comment on the fact that Lynne bought a $1200 leather coat the weekend after she found out about being evicted. How did she really think that would look? And I really think Frank has just always thought he had to say yes to keep everyone happy instead of being hard and saying no. No is the best gift you can give to your children! Can't wait to watch your new season!
Jill - I am such a fan of yours! You speak the truth and in such a funny, non confrontational way..it's awesome. Can't wait until your season starts.
Jill, I appreciate your comments on the last few episodes. I have never commented before, but wanted to respond and say I agree with what you said. Frank was wrong, but Lynne is riduculous to put all the blame on him. It makes me sick. When she purchased the $1200 jacket I about threw something at the TV. As far as her girls go they are out of control. My son can be disrespectful, but she once again has her head in the clouds. She seems out of it most of the time. I feel for Tamra. I feel the same in many ways as she does in my marriage. I like her and I like her personality. Vicki is just on a serious power trip and loves to tell everyone else what they should be doing, but hates to be told she has ever done anything wrong. It has been good to see her and Don getting along and I like how she is with her kids. Alexis is gorgeous, but I wonder about everything. Its easy to be happy when you get most everything material you want out of life. Her husband seems nice but a little controlling. Gretchen is cute and gorgeous. Its good to see her smile this season. Can't wait to watch NY. Thanks for you comments
Well said, Royse City. It was hard to watch Lynn and her daughter as they sulked over not having a mansion to live in for longer than a few months. BOO HOOO!!! Maybe these two need to head over to Haiti and rethink their stance on family and homelessness.
Jill-you are right on the money. Can you start live blogging again? I was crying laughing at your take. So true to all of it!!! Can't wait for RHONY to start again! I miss Ally!!!!!!
I NEVER comment on these shows but felt like after reading you blog I just had to say... AMEN!!!!! You hit the nail on the head about everyone! Not sure if I will be up for another RWOC train wreck next season.
THANK YOU! Now I don't have to comment on anyone else's blog, you said everything I wanted to say! haha OH GOSH, I especially agree with you on the Lynne and Frank situation. I wanted to reach through the TV, slap the kid and Lynne and hug Frank! They have made these girls think they are #1 and they aren't! I agree....COLLEGE COLLEGE COLLEGE!!!! Can't wait for NY! Although, I don't like you and Bethany fighting....not looking forward to that.
Jill, I YOU are so RIGHT on everything!It was very hard to see Frank and Lynne talking in the hotel, it is such B/S that Lynne is acting as tho it may not be FORVER or forgivable,becuz ur having problems? LYNNE YOU really need some help, and those girls need a big reality check..HOw she could NOT know they were in finacial trouble beings they were moving every six months, is complete B/S, u have to know..Then Lynne buying a jacket for over a 1,000.00 who does that, when ur evicted??????????DUH YOU DONT LYNNE!!!!!!!!!!Yeah I agree Alexis LOVES to here herself talk,drives me insane..I look forward to the New You Housewives..Lay off the BONG Lynne..and then maybe u will see whats going on..
I LOVE JILL- She is so right take care of family,have a plan,work together. I just love her mother.- I watch all housewife's shows and the thing that really bothers me is that OC housewifes do NOTHING for charity! NYC is class and gives back!!!! I learn so much from NYC fashion,charity do's, family issues. You can BALANCE it all! Thank you Jill. Deborah from Mich
Jill, I just want to say that you make the most sense out of most of them. Especially regarding Lynne and her family. I truly hope she reads this and really thinks it over. It's obvious that they need a reality check, all of them. I do hope they figure things out. And as far as Alexis goes, I agree, it is like watching a train wreck with her and her life. Good luck to you, can't wait to read your book!
LMAO.... Jill you are hilarious and yet your advice is CORRECT! When you told Lynne to pack her SHIT and sell it... lol... you can't live in luxury if u dont take care of the basics first!
Alexis certainly does enjoy hearing herself talk! There is only one original left on this show and it's Vicki. There's also the return of Slade. I find all the additions are catty and immature.
LMAO.... Jill you are hilarious and yet your advice is CORRECT! When you told Lynne to pack her SHIT and sell it... lol... you can't live in luxury if u dont take care of the basics first!
All I can say is THANK GOD FOR JILL. She took the words right out of my mouth. Please Jill for the Love of God, catch the next flight to California and straighten them out.
I agree with you 100%! The way they spend is crazy and if they stopped they'd actually have money. Sigh..so sad. I don't know how they can be so clueless. I am so looking forward to your season! I am not looking forward to you and Bethany fight tho, those TV clips make me sad, I hope there is a resolution to it. Never change, I love your candor and forthrightness. Also looking forward to your book! Def going to be a hit and NYT Best Seller! Love following you on Twitter:) Be Well.
THANK YOU JILL, YOU STATED EVERYTHING THAT I WAS THINKING. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT ALEXIS & JIM REALLY ARE ANNOYING.
Jill, I love, love, love your perspective... You are right on the money with your thoughts. Amen sista!!!
AMEN!! I couldn't have said any of it better myself. I think Alexis, Tamra, Lynne and Gretchen could all use a good dose of your and Gloria's wisdom!
I love that you tell it like it is! Lynn needs a major wake up call. Did you notice in the same episode she was evicted in that she also bought an $1800 leather jacket in SF? my jaw dropped when she did this. Its her responsibility as a woman and a partner in marriage to know what is going on financially. She needs to take some blame for the mess they are in. Jill, I cant wait till RHONYC! I am so over the RHOC. They have no chemistry, no bond. I wish they would get a whole new cast with the exception of Vicki.
Jill..RIGHT ON AGAIN!!!! If I was allowed to blog on this site...I'd have written the same things!...seriously! Of course, I still want a little more input of my own:
Lynne--wake up! Involving your teen daughter in that meeting?...
Alexis---I really like you but remember: "pearls at swine"...get your Concordance out.
Gretchen---my "fav"...heed your own advice on marriage, even if you were a bit toasted.
Vicki---time for you to get off the show. Your self-righteousness is beyond all reason. You can post all day about who lacks class but honestly...get a mirror.
Tamra---for the first time you've redeemed yourself with me. Your conversations with Vicki about your marriage and her over involving herself when all you wanted was a "sympathetic ear" was well said.
Jill- I loved all your comments- especially your advice to Vicki- if she would just stop and listen to what the other girls are saying- she would realize that she has always played the role of the Mean Girl ...but now that she doesn't have that power behind her ...she wants out. She really can dish it but cannot take it. It has been very revealing how she has reacted to the girls honesty about her mean streak. You are always right on target. Can't wait for RHofNYC3!!
THANK YOU Jill! You are right on with everything you said. This is why I love you! I thought the same thing about Lynne selling things when they showed Frank packing stuff up. I also don't get why their girls don't do anything but take- not the way I was raised! Can't wait for NYC housewives to come back- my fiance and I love it!
Jill! I have to say your blogs concerning this season of OC have been so on point! The authenticity this season is completely missing and it is just not the same. I am done watching Alexis and her faux perfect life and Lynne's financial problems. Can't wait until the new season of NY to start!
Right on target. I really hope Lynne takes it to heart. She should not leave him over this. It is hard to find a good, loving man. Instead, they should meet with a financial advisor with the attitude of being UNITED to address this issue. Forgo the blame for action.
Alexis is disingenuous. Gretchen should not marry Slade.
I simply CANNOT WAIT for the RHONYC, I need some intelligent women who do work and who are functiional inside society.. YOU ALL will be "genius" in light of the Dumb Doras in the RHOOC..
Boob flaunting Alexis and her nonsense prayer ramblings.. super materialistic but, of course, a Christian..read her blog, she can hardly spell. Gretchen, "Jesus parted the Red Sea?" Gimme a break.. Briana in the line of fire? Why? where are the brains of these people? that poor young woman. Alexis is too stupid to speak out loud and should not be televised for fear she will give all women a bad name (and image). She should keep her opinions to herself plus she is no match for Vicki.. Vicki needed a comeuppance but not from Alexis, she hardly knows her. But after all, let's remember Vicki was born mean.
Tamra, a first class follower but nicer than before.. guess she learned she's looked like an idiot the last several years. And OMG that Lynne and Frank duo.. I wanted to slap them both-- SNAP OUT OF IT!. They can barely speak much less communicate to their daughters (aka Cinderella's Stepsisters).. how can they both be so dumb? .. I would be an angry kid too if I was an offspring. Lynne can't blog, she is not a bright woman and she has been selfish.. will not share her earnigns with her own family. Another reason she should stay off the blogs... EVERYONE thinks she's a horses's ass. Certainly that has been all over the tabloids including People Magazine. Her creds are shot and rightfully so.
Jill-You go girl, you are your mother's daughter adn the voice of reason. You've said what is only the truthe about Lynn and her husband. Their daughters are deeply affected by the lack of stability and being "bought off." And Frank's idea of going on a nice vacation is so inappropriate. They are in serious trouble on many levels. Having the eviction taped says it all, they are clamoring for attention, even such negative attention. I would be mortified to have that on national TV and I feel so sorry for their daughters. Yes, why aren't they in school????? Lynn is such an airhead that she probably doesn't know how to type and therefore is unable to blog.
YOU NAILED IT!!!!! All I could say after reading this blog was AMEN!!! Thank you Jill Zarin!!! One of the best blogs I have ever read!!!!!!
Jill, I love you. I can't wait for your season to start because I am so over the OC and all their needless high school drama.
Right on Jill! I have also wondered where Lynnes blogs are this season. I felt bad for Frank. It seems as though Lynne was encouraging the girls to be as upset with him as she was regarding their financial situation. He is their father and he obviously loves them. Whatever went on, he still deserves their respect and I think that Lynne should make that clear. The details of the financial situation should be between the two of them. I think that we all can agree that those girls need some serious discipline! Lynne-CALL GLORIA!!!