Cast Blog: #RHOC

Intervention!

Tamra: Lizzie's Obsessed With Me

Shannon Settles the Score

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Heather: Why Hate?

RHOC Reunion GIFs: The Gloves Come Off

Lizzie on That Kentucky Fried Nickname

Shannon on Heather's Double Standard

RHOC Reunion GIFs: Psychics, Opinions, and Shade

Heather Weighs in on the Dinner Party

The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

Lizzie Forgives Tamra

Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

GIF Recap: RHOC Season 9 Finale

Vicki: I'm Tired of Tamra Causing Problems

Recap: 13 GIF-able Life Lessons from Bali

Tamra: Lizzie Is the Worst Kind of Person

Lizzie: Tamra Has it Out for Me

Shannon: There's No Hope Tamra and I

Tamra: Lizzie's Out for Blood

Heather: Can't Friends Disagree

Lizzie: What Tamra's Doing Isn't Right

GIF Recap: Kayaks, Crowns, and Elephants

Shannon Was Shocked Tamra Would Betray Her

Tamra: I Was a Fool to Defend Vicki

Heather: Newsflash It's Not All My Fault

Vicki's Warning to Lizzie

Shannon Isn't Putting Emotions onto Tamra

Lizzie: I Thought Tamra Was My Friend

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Lonely Birthday Dance

Tamra: I'm Going to Be a Tam-ma!

Vicki: This Episode Was Hard to Watch

Heather: I Did Owe Shannon an Apology

Shannon: Tamra Is Stirring the Pot

Lizzie: Tamra Is Stirring Up Sh--

GIF Recap: What Does Tamra Remember?

Vicki Is Trying to Stay Neutral

Shannon: Tamra's Lies Are Mind Boggling

GIF Recap: Lizzie's Dinner Party Disaster

Vicki Advises Shannon to Keep Communication Lines Open

Lizzie: "I Take Sun Kitten Swimwear Very Seriously"

Intervention!

Real Housewife of NYC Jill Zarin talks Lynne's financial troubles and has a new job opportunity for Alexis.

 

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!)

 

As for Tamra and Simon, it is obvious now what they were going through. I will not comment on what I saw. They have been through enough.

Gretchen's Road Trip. Did anyone know you could rent out Merv Griffin's estate? Can someone tell me how to do that? Gretchen, listen to your mother. She has been married for over 30 years (and sure doesn't look it by the way, and your Dad, what a body on the that bike!) and you need to listen to her. She sees what you don't. I talk about a similar situation I had with an old boyfriend in my new book and had I listened to myself instead of Gloria, it would have been the biggest mistake of my life.

As for Alexis' surf and turf dinner, does it matter what surf and turf means? The real issue here is that a husband SHOULD NEVER publicly humiliate his wife, especially in public and on national TV. Period.

Alexis is guilty of having "no filter" like many of the housewives on Bravo (including my self sometimes) and it was nice to see she wants to make herself a better person and has a Pastor in her life to give her guidance.

Back to Merv Griffin's pad...did anyone tell Gretchen not to drink on camera after what happened last year at Tamra's house? She was naked wasted again! Some people think it is a "truth serum." So when she said she thought some relationships should be for "lease," it makes you want to say "HUH?" Gretchen, don't get into another marriage so fast. Listen to your mom!

Lynne and her daughter confronting Frank has to be the hardest scene I have ever watched since the series began. How could Frank invite the cameras into such an embarrassing situation? Why are they splitting up over this? Out of all the OC couples, they were always the most in love. Let's all take a vote. Who do you think spends 95% of the money they have? Frank or Lynne? Men are simple creatures who could live in a studio apartment with a few shirts and pants and be happy. Most of what they have needed over the years was for Lynne and the girls. I am not saying that is a bad thing, but if expenses need to be cut, they have to come from the person who is SPENDING! Even if Frank didn't tell Lynne exactly what was going on, you would think based on the fact they they've been moving every six months would be a hint that there were financial issues. Frank, this is not the time to be weak. It might make you feel better saying, "I am not perfect and I make mistakes," but save that for when you are resettled in your new home. Your wife and daughter need to hear, "I have a job, I have a plan, we will get out of this. " Frank was delusional when he offered them a family vacation. What is wrong with this family? Where is all the money Lynne has made from working on the show? How about the money from her cuff line? All I could look at was the designer handbag she hasn't sold yet! Take all your SHIT and sell it today! Whatever you have to do to put a roof over their head, food in their mouth and school! school! school! Get three jobs. Do whatever you have to do. PLEASE CALL GLORIA. You need some good advice. You both come from a good place and love your children, but you need some skills to handle this situation.

 

The Real Housewives of New York City returns in two weeks and I know I will be in the hot seat then! OUCH! Our new book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother secretsofajewishmother.com is coming out April 15th. My goal is to make the NYT Bestseller list so I can frame it and give it to Gloria for Mother's Day. NOTHING would make her happier. You can preorder copies now anywhere online and be the first to read it! I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks.

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Have a great weekend!

Jill

Lizzie: Tamra Doesn't Fight Fair

Lizzie thinks Tamra's comments about her children were meant to deflect from her own problems.

Happy Labor Day!!! I am going to make this blog short and sweet. It’s a holiday and I am going to be spending the day with family in Newport wearing a Sun Kitten and a smile. I hope you all are having a great holiday weekend.

To be honest, the second half of the Reunion was hard to watch. I think it got too ugly. I am not going to insult any of your intelligence in explaining this episode. We all know that misery loves company, and "projection" is as easy to spot as a $2 dollar bill. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that everything miserable that comes out of Tamra's mouth is a direct reflection of what is going on in her life. In my opinion, children are off limits. It's quite apparent that Tamra does not fight fair and when all else fails she will throw your kids, marriage, and even your body under the bus in an attempt to hurt you. We filmed the reunion for over 10 hours and after listening to so much ugliness my heart just couldn't take it anymore.

I do not regret telling Shannon all the things that Tamra said about her. Everything I shared with Shannon was something that happened and was said on camera. I didn't take anything and create unnecessary drama. I would do it again in a heartbeat and I would think my friends would do the same for me. I simply did not know the truth about Tamra. Danielle told me all the things Tamra said about me. That is why after my birthday I was so hurt by her. It's hard for viewers to understand because these things weren't in the show. She could have called me and said she wasn't coming. I called her after sitting on the bus for over an hour. The next day she made fun of me to Danielle, in addition to asking plenty of questions looking for negative details regarding my party.

On that one-year free membership to Cut Fitness: Let's delve into this shall we? I was the one that contacted Tamra days after my party. She did not contact me to give me present. I had invited Tamra, Eddie, Danielle, Joe, Heather, and Terry to the Kentucky Derby and Tamra was the only person that had not sent in the RSVP. It was past the deadline and it was getting borderline rude at this point. Tamra, in fact, was making fun of the Kentucky Derby and the charity event that would be hosting us to Danielle. So, I reached out to Tamra regarding the Kentucky Derby and she texted me back saying, "I want to give you a free membership to CUT for your birthday." Tamra knows I am already a member to a sports club and that was the last I heard of this "free membership." I never received any kind of certificate or card for membership. I suppose she thought I would have the gall to show up and say, "I got a text message from Tamra for a free membership!" It's almost laughable. Needless to say, I don't go to her gym and she didn't attend the Kentucky Derby with me.

There is nothing else to say regarding the Shag, Marry, Kill game that I haven't already discussed in great length in any of my previous blogs. I said the word "marry" and that's that. Tamra even glared at me on the way out of the Valentine's Party and repeated it. "Marry you?" Tamra has said multiple times she couldn't even remember because she drank too much and there are even text messages where she says it too. Her story changes continually, like the words that come out both sides of her mouth.

During the Reunion, Tamra said many more hurtful things that you didn't see. She went on to talk about my son Preston and my marriage. We all remember the episode in the park where Preston hit me on the head with his elephant. He was asleep in the car and he had a mini temper tantrum. He was three -- it happens. I would assume most mothers have had it happen at some point. In addition, my husband and I got in a fight on my birthday. I feel awful about it, yet it made us closer. I just wanted what every woman wants -- to feel special because of her man. I am a big time believer in learning from your mistakes and that won't ever happen again. However none of those incidents had anything to do with Tamra. But on her quest to hurt everyone, she managed to drag in some irrelevant topics. I know it's all to deflect from what's going on in her life and to make someone else look bad. . .but it does hurt nonetheless. My babies and my marriage are my life so I guess her goal was to attack the things closest to my heart because she can't fight fair.

I hope you enjoyed this season and I hope you had a fabulous summer!!! The fall is my absolute favorite time of year, so I say bring on football and cooler weather.

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