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It is the battle of the books amongst the cast of the Real Housewives of New York City, and so far Jill Zarin seems to be losing… badly. First came Amazon-gate two weeks ago when it was revealed Jill assumed a false name on amazon.com and proceeded to threaten someone who gave her book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother, a bad review, before then leaving herself a good review.

It doesn’t end there however, according to a new report by theDailyBeast, Jill asked one of their reporters to leave her a good review after hearing the reporter liked her book. According to the reporter, she declined Jill’s offer, but Jill had another idea. “Can you go under an assumed name?” Jill asked.

The reporter declined again but the relentless Jill would not drop it. “I don’t know, you could just say you loved the book,” Jill said, “Anonymous. Is that so bad?” The reporter declined for a third time during which Jill told her she could just have her boyfriend do it instead. Aah, that crafty Jill!

Unfortunately for Jill, the good reviews she has left for her book simply can’t compete with the pile of negative reviews the book continues to receive. A quick visit to amazon shows Jill’s book has an astonishing 115 negative reviews compared to Alex McCord and hubby Simon Van Kempen’s book, which has only received 1 negative review to date. But this is where the new scandal comes in. See the one negative review for Silex’s book was made on April 29th, the same day the husband and wife duo appeared on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens’ and made fun of Jill for reviewing her own book.

A lot of people are now suspecting that the person who gave Alex and Simon their lone negative review was none other than Jill Zarin herself, or someone close to her. Why you might ask? Well, a quick look at the reviewer, J. Samples’, shows them leaving only a total of 4 reviews – a negative review for Silex’s book, a negative review for one of Bethenny Frankel’s books, and a positive review for Countess LuAnn’s new sucky song. When you read the negative reviews left by J. Samples, it becomes very obvious they did not read Alex & Simon’s or Bethenny’s books.

Now unlike the previous review scandal, there’s no proof that this J. Samples account belongs to Jill. For all we know it could be a crazed Jill fan. However based on Jill’s previous actions, it wouldn’t be a big surprise if she was the one behind this all.

UPDATE: It seems the negative comment for Silex’s book has been removed, either by Amazon or J. Samples. Either way, the negative comment is below -

“I had thought I had seen everything. But to see these two clowns write a book about parenting is hysterical! Their cast mate Bethanny Frankel once said of them and I quote “These two would climb through a vent to get into a good party!” Well, it seems that they followed Ms. Frankel through a vent and crawled their way into a publishing house! How else could this have gotten published? Let’s review. Their kids are animals, appear dumb and disoriented, lack manners and are unkempt. They have also been seen on their television show, tearing apart a party at a lovely eatery and climbing up and biting the Countess Luann’s leg! And I am suppose to listen to anything these “parents” have to say?? As for these parents, they are strange, sexual deviants, and are broke. They are self claimed to have met on CRAIGSLIST for a SEXUAL encounter! They reside in Crooklyn, New York, in a townhouse that could be used for an S&M movie. Gay husband included! Scary stuff. I honestly hated this book. Chapter 6 was worthless and the parts that say they are “lessons” are a joke. The writing is poor and the book itself is poorly edited. Very little worthwhile material. Don’t open the cover folks, Johan might pop out and bite you too!!!”

UPDATE #2 – Another look at “J.Sanders” reviews shows a positive review was left for Jill Zarin’s book.

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As this season of the Real Housewives of New York City moves along, it becomes more and more obvious that Jill Zarin is the “source” who leaked this story and this story to the press. The first story is the infamous Bethenny is friendless story and the second one is the story that came out earlier this year about Alex and Simon possibly being cut from the show.

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Bethenny – I blogged about her pregnancy leak last year and thought it was very wrong for Perez Hilton to leak the story, especially considering her age amongst other factors. I mean the woman was only 8 weeks pregnant for goodness sakes. Her reaction and Jason’s reaction seemed genuine and understandable. And a lot of people are now asking how could this have leaked to Perez? Well for one, there are usually 6 – 10 production people involved in the filming of each scene for the show, and considering Bethenny filmed her pregnancy test just weeks earlier, the possibilities of the leak are endless. Plus in Perez’s story, he claimed Bethenny was in talks with UsWeekly magazine to announce her pregnancy with them at the three month mark. My guess is someone from UsWeekly leaked that info to Perez. But I loved Jason in this episode, he seems like a stand up man, and perfect for Bethenny.

Next we see LuAnn, Sonja and Jill engage in a conversation about Bethenny and party planning, during which Jill informs us she has a google alert on herself. For some reason, I am not surprised. By the way google alerts is something that alerts you whenever a story is written about someone, a show etc. Jill, the gossip queen that she is, seems more concerned about the gossip factor than the actual news about Bethenny’s pregnancy. And you have to love her dig about LuAnn’s evite invitations not being up to par. LuAnn also informs us that Bethenny blocked her from twitter, which is a bit petty in my opinion for Bethenny to do that, if she did. Was a bit surprised about this as it doesn’t seem like Bethenny’s M.O.

We then get a brief view of new housewife Jennifer Gilbert during a meeting with Jill, and umm yeah, with Jill doing most of the talking, we will have to wait until the next episode to learn anything about Jennifer. Sonja is starting to grow on me, she seemed a bit more interesting in this episode, as she showed us there’s more to her than just talking about sex. Taking Ramona along with her to the plastic surgeon’s office was probably not necessary and just done for good tv. Her scene with her physic during ,which she got emotional when talking about her former marriage, was a however good scene. Great to see another dimension to her.

And then we have the phone call between Alex and Bethenny, during which Bethenny confirms her pregnancy news. And Bethenny informs Alex that Jill sent her an email on how to handle the rumor. Just like Jill, to want to involve herself in the “scandal” as a means to get press/publicity for herself. Anyone remember last summer when Jill started hanging out with Jon Gosselin and Michael Lohan, and even began speaking to the press on behalf of Jon? Enough said. Bethenny was fortunately able to see through Jill’s very transparent colors.

Bethenny then makes the error of casually informing Alex that she could tell Jill she’s done with the friendship if she sees Jill talking about the pregnancy news. Alex, who ofcourse has a score to settle with Jill couldn’t be happier to deliver the message. We then get to Ramona’s event with Jill, Kelly, and LuAnn in attendance. Jill informs us she plans on taking the high road, and will not ruin Ramona’s event like Ramona did her Kodak event. Seconds after saying this, we see Jill saying there’s no need for any more skin care lines in the world and then proceeds to trash the food at the event. Oh yeah, did I mention Ramona’s event was to promote her new skin care line? Nice to see Jill being the “bigger person” on this one.

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We are on to week 9 of the Real Housewives of New York City.

In tonight’s episode, Bethenny Frankel’s pregnancy is leaked all across the internet thanks to blogger Perez Hilton, and she is forced to confront her fiancé , Jason Hoppy, with the news. We get to see the reaction of a press-shy Jason, as well as the reaction of the other housewives. A video preview of this is below.

On the other side of town, we get some more new blood this week when Jennifer Gilbert makes her debut as a part of the group. Meanwhile, when Sonja enlists Ramona to accompany her to a plastic surgeon consultation, the ever appropriate Ramona does not hold back in grilling the doctor about his credibility. And finally tonight, we get to see the big confrontation between Jill and Alex.

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Bravo has finally announced the premiere date for Bethenny Frankel’s new upcoming reality show – Bethenny Getting Married?

Bethenny, who is currently starring on the Real Housewives of New York City, will have her show debut Thursday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Bravo network.

The new show will follow the 39-year-old natural foods chef/author and her then fiancee Jason Hoppy as they prepare for their wedding, parenthood and moving in together.

Also starring on the show will be Julie Plake, Bethenny’s assistant who helps keep track of her business and personal endeavors, and Max Meisel, Bethenny’s intern who is often the butt of Bethenny’s jokes. Bethenny’s dog Cookie will also make some cameo appearances on the show.

And despite widespread reports that Bethenny is in talks to appear alongside Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, and Lisa Rinna on a new CBS daytime talk show similar to The View, CBS has denied neither Bethenny nor Lisa is involved with the new show.

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This recap was written on Friday evening, I then decided not to post it because it was too late in the day. Then decided on Saturday I should just scrap it all together, then decided on Sunday that I should probably post it since it’s already been written, and now it’s Monday and what the hay! So below is the recap, hope you enjoy.

And just like that, we are midway through the third season of the Real Housewives of New York City. Last night’s episode was interesting but the best part Bethenny Frankel’s appearance on Bravo’s was Watch What Happens.

We started off last night’s episode with a little TMI involving Jill Zarin and her sick dog. Moving right along to Bethenny visiting Alex, and sharing her engagement news with her. Bethenny reveals Alex is the first person she’s telling, and plans on telling all the other housewives at a later date. It’s nice to see a genuine friendship developing between Alex and Bethenny, who would have thought? Who would have guessed? That’s the great thing about the housewives’ series, you never know what’s next to come.

Next up is a get together between the single women on the show, we get to see the Countess, Kelly and new housewife Samantha from Sex & the City Sonja Morgan meet up for drinks. Interestingly enough, all three of these women married much older rich men, and all three are still holding on to their last names. Sonja does what she does best, which is to blab about sex. Kelly attempts to downplay her past relationship with male gigolo Max, which is interesting considering she spent all of last season flaunting him around. I’m still on the fence about the addition of Sonja. Perhaps its because this season has been very interesting thus far, but I’m not really seeing what she adds. When you think about it, Bethenny, Ramona, Jill, Kelly, and even Alex are all one of a kind. I mean really, have you ever come across anyone like Ramona? The answer is likely no, but Sonja doesn’t seem to have that unique factor. Anyone who’s seen an episode of Sex & the City, knows this woman is a Samantha wannabe.

And how cute and funny was Kelly’s daughter when she decided not to talk to the cameras, but rather write down what was happening. Very cute scene.

The big event of the night came towards the end of the episode at Kelly’s event for Gotham magazine. For some reason, some of the ladies (Bethenny, Kelly and Alex) decided this was the night to sport their shortest attires. Bethenny’s one liner about what the ladies had on was priceless. “This was the party evidently that we were all told to wear a square of toilet paper and make an outfit out of it. I mean I literally, I didn’t have a top on, Kelly’s vagina was hanging out. Alex’s ass cheeks. Literally, it was like a yard sale of body parts,” said Bethenny. Seriously, it must be hard for one to hate Bethenny because love her or hate her, she will make you laugh!

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Coming off a very emotional episode last week, things seemed to take a calmer turn on this episode of the Real Housewives of New York City, as we got to meet the newest cougar housewife on the block, Sonja Morgan. More on her later.

On to this week’s recap, not much to write about so this will be brief. Will however touch on Jill Zarin’s appearance on Watch What Happens last night.

Ramona - Once again, we had another Ramonattack. Someone needs to let Ramona know her meds are meant to be taken daily, and not just when she feels like it. Her walk on the runway was simply priceless, and all the more surprising considering how serious she took it. Her comments to Jill at Jill’s event was unnecessary and uncalled for. It was absolutely the wrong time and place. She definitely needs a filter.

Kelly – I think I’m starting to see the issue with Kelly. She came on this season trying to be the fun and happy Kelly, which is making her appear rather inauthentic and weird. Her attempt to take Simon shopping and dress him, umm a bit weird. She’s more interesting when she’s being a real human being, such as during her argument with Ramona. And then we got the old Kelly back when she decided to mock Ramona in a elementary like tone after she walked away, really what person over the age of 10 does that?. Overall, I think I’m starting to get Kelly. She’s one of those people who simply lacks depth. She’s that person who can only be an acquaintance, and never a close friend because there simply isn’t much to her.

Bethenny – It was good to see Bethenny dealing well with her dad not wanting to see her. Not much on Bethenny this week, but did we really need to see her sitting on the toilet? Way TMI. Bethenny should have closed the door, and Bravo should have left that part out.

Jill – The mean Jill reared its ugly head once again on last night’s episode, making a lot of snarky remarks. However, her appearance on Watch What Happens was a must see last night. Seeing her talk in circles, make up excuses, all while being defensive was interesting to watch. According to Jill, the reason she was so cold to Bethenny was because she wanted them to make up off camera. Really Jill??? Can someone remind this woman that she is on a reality show that showcases her personal life and relationships? All of the things to not want on TV, why would making up with a friend be one of them? Yeah, it made no sense to me either.

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Jill Zarin continues her redemption tour. The Real Housewives of New York City star did a chat with gawker during which she dished out advice to fans in an attempt to promote her new book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother .

When asked if she wishes she had handled her fight with Bethenny Frankel differently, she answered, “”I think I was out of my mind … Bobby, empty nest thoughts, and private matters. I am embarrassed.”

Jill also held a release party for her new book Wednesday night and she revealed she invited all the NYC housewives in an attempt to try to get them on Team Jill, no just kidding! She didn’t say that ofcouse, our Jill would never do such a thing! She did however reveal that she invited Bethenny as well, who as expected did not show up. In attendance were Kelly, new housewife Jennifer Gilbert, and Luann as pictured above. Also in attendance was Ramona. Bethenny however did show up to Alex and Simon’s book signing last week for their new book, Little Kids, Bit City. Photos from that are below.

When asked if she would like to be friends with Bethenny again, “Of course I would,” answered Jill, also telling Hollywoodlife, “I’ve already said sorry many times” to Bethenny! Wonder if that sorry came before or after the recent backlash, especially taking into consideration the fact that she referred to Bethenny’s wedding as being “circus-like” just two weeks ago.

You be the judge of whether or not she is sincere. Moving right along to tonight’s new episode of the NYC Housewives. We finally get to meet one of the two new housewives tonight as Sonja Morgan makes her debut on the show. Sonja, 45, is a single mom of one, and the ex-wife of John Adams Morgan, the great-grandson of financier JP Morgan. Sonja is said to be good friends with the Countess and Ramona.

Sonja is also described as being a fan of shopping, sex, & plastic surgery. Sonja doesn’t apologize for living life on her terms. Meanwhile, Ramona has a surprise for Mario when she prepares a romantic setting at home to propose that they renew their wedding vows. And, LuAnn meets up with Jill to divulge about a potential new suitor in her life.

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The infamous feud between Real Housewives of New York City stars Jill Zarin and Bethenny Frankel seems to have taken an interesting turn. It now seems the most hated housewife of the moment Jill is ready to make up with her former BFF.

Jill posted the following question on her facebook fanpage last night, “So..what do you do when you have a fight with a friend..and you don’t want to make up yet…then when your ready they don’t want to?” It’s easy to figure out she’s referring to Bethenny, whom she coldly turned away time after time during her reconciliation attempts on the show.

Bethenny has however made it clear she does not wish to reconcile with Jill, saying, “there is no hope of reconciliation,” while adding “I don’t want the toxicity in my life.” Can you blame her?

The question now seems to be is Jill even sincere? Not since the backlash against Nene Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, has a Bravo housewife received so much backlash and negative comments from fans. A Bravo poll even showed 97% of the fans are against Jill. And unfortunately for Jill, the timing could not be worse as she now has a new book to promote, “Secrets of a Jewish Mother: Real Advice, Real Stories, Real Love.”

With majority of the fans against her, it will prove rather difficult to peddle her new book. Just ask Nene, who only sold 9000 copies of her autobiography last year.

Just how bad is it for Jill? Well after last week’s episode, she received a lot of negative tweets on twitter, and we mean A LOT. And she continues to spend her time deleting hate mail on her facebook page. Jill who typically loves the press has stayed away from doing any press this week, despite having a book to promote. She has also yet to write a blog for Bravo this week, perhaps fearing more negative comments from fans.

Jill is however scheduled to appear on Bravo’s talk show – Watch What Happens this Thursday. That will be a must see episode as the show typically takes calls from viewers and even reads their online messages to the guests.

Interestingly enough, Jill gave the following advice to Kelly Bensimon last year, who at the time was getting a ton of backlash from the fans and the press.

“I don’t think it’s working for her,” said Jill. “I don’t think she should be on the show. It’s not that I think we should throw anybody off, it’s just that I think if I were her, I would not do the show again. I would go back to anonymity and spend the next year trying to repair my reputation. What’s more important to her: her reputation or fame?”

Dear Jill, perhaps it’s time for you to take your own advice. Sincerely, Reality Tea.

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