That didn’t seem to work out too well for her, but you know what they say – If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Well our good ol Jill is now trying her luck again, and this time it’s with the mother of Pop star Britney Spears.
According to PEOPLE, Lynne Spears had a girls night out this week in Manhattan and invited was none other than Jill Zarin, who then took the time to leak this story to PEOPLE and even found time to make herself available for an exclusive interview about her new found friendship with Lynne. Ah that crafty Jill!
“I met Lynne a few years ago backstage with [my daughter] Ali at Britney’s concert at the Meadowlands [Sports Complex in New Jersey], we just connected and we kept in touch,” said Jill to PEOPLE. “When Lynne comes to town we try to meet and catch up. She called me a couple of months ago and said she was coming to New York.”
Jill also made sure to talk about Lynne’s kids and their well being. “We talked about Mother’s Day, what we got, about New Orleans, about traveling,” says Jill of their dinner. “Her kids are doing fantastic. Her grandkids are her life. She looks amazing. She’s in amazing shape; she works out. She was really happy.”
Gotta love this woman, she is relentless. And in case you’re wondering, Lynne did not speak a word to the press about her dinner or friendship with Jill.
Moving right along to Jill’s underdog. According to E! Online, we unfortunately haven’t heard the last of Countess LuAnn de Lesseps‘ singing. The Countess signed a deal this week with indie dance music label Ultra Records, and is apparently working on releasing a full album.
When asked about singing way off key in this week’s episode of the NYC Housewives, the Countess had the following to say: “In life, we don’t always hit the ‘high note’ but I wanted to go out and do my best because I have always loved to sing.” Good to see LuAnn doing something she loves albeit at the expense of our eardrums.
Being on a reality show like the Real Housewives of New York City is a pretty tough task and not for everyone. In my opinion, there are three main criteria in which one should absolutely not take part in anything “reality tv.” A – If you’re insane, B – If you’re crazy, and C – If you’re emotionally unstable. And when you happen to fall under all of the above, then you should absolutely under any circumstances not put your life on television. Unfortunately for Kelly Bensimon, the damage has been done. More on Kelly later.
Now onto to the recap in what is absolutely without a doubt the best episode EVER from the Bravo housewives franchise.
LuAnn – Fortunately for LuAnn, this had to be the episode where Kelly went bat sh*t crazy, thus taking most of the attention way from her tragic singing. And how much did she pay this producer to literally just lie to her over and over and over? After the whole Kim Zolciak singing debacle, I cannot grasp why someone who can’t hold a note would want to humiliate themselves on national television. It’s quite baffling to me. And while the end result of her song sounds decent, I can’t help but feel she is about two decades behind in her music. Perhaps she could have had a big hit in the early 90s.
Now onto the trip. We get to see Ramona and Sonja leave for the bachelorette trip to St John. While in the car, Ramona mentions that she is not surprised Jill decided to skip the trip because the trip is “not about her,” and when it’s not about Jill, she doesn’t like to participate. And of course since Jill isn’t going, her lapdog/underdog LuAnn won’t make it either.
The ladies finally all land in St. John and we find out Bethenny has just buried her father and is a bit raw emotionally. Almost immediately Kelly begins to unravel. Buckle up for the ride folks cause it’s a whole lot of crazy coming up!
The ladies are riding in a car on the way to their yacht and Kelly mentions she doesn’t eat pretzels because she does not eat processed foods. Okay makes sense, that is until she mentions her love for gummi worms, okay no longer making sense. Ramona asks her if she’s six, and Bethenny comments in her interview that “Gummi bears don’t come from the vine, those aren’t bears you see in the Bronx zoo.” In her interview, Alex also feels the NEED to mention that this is the first time she’s taken a non business trip without her kids since she became a mother. Thanks for sharing Alex, I’m a better person for knowing that lil tidbit.
Right away, you start to see the tension between Bethenny and Kelly, I would say most of it coming from Kelly, who seemed to have a bone to pick with Bethenny. Bethenny on this trip seemed more quiet and subdued, for Bethenny standards at least, so it was interesting to see Kelly keep escalating the tension. I would say Kelly was the “aggressor” this go around.
The ladies put on their bikinis and it’s time to eat. Not Crazy – Kelly shares she doesn’t like to eat in a bikini, and then goes on to get a cover up. Crazy – Kelly completely losing it once the ladies started talking about Jill. While it’s understandable that Kelly does not want to talk about Jill behind her back, she should have voiced that and then kept quiet. Trying to control what the ladies felt and said about Jill made no sense. Kelly reveals that she’s “normal” and the rest are “abnormal.” Bethenny tries to explain some things to her, during which Kelly declares that she doesn’t care. Fair enough, to which Bethenny tells her she shouldn’t comment if she doesn’t care. Good advice considering Sonja was just as well sitting there, keeping quiet because she didn’t want to join in on the Jill convo. Kelly then makes her 2nd moronic comment of the night, when she accused the ladies of making “lemons out of lemonades.” Uh what Kelly? Bethenny explains to her that what she meant to say was “making a mountain out of a mole hill” as lemons out of lemonades means making something good out of something bad, which wouldn’t apply to the conversation being had at the moment.
Okay seriously, is this woman a complete and total moron? It’s quite baffling to me that someone her age could be this idiotic. Especially someone who claims to hold an English degree from the prestigious Columbia University. And by the way, it was revealed last year that she didn’t actually go to Columbia, but instead took classes at Columbia Extension College, something anyone can do. Bethenny said it best later on in this episode when she said Kelly is the most “unintelligent human being” she’s ever had the pleasure of being around. Couldn’t agree more. I’m pretty certain I’m losing brain cells just listening to her. I can’t even call her a bimbo. Her IQ would need to be about 100 points higher to be on bimbo status. She’s simply a moron.
Back to the recap. Kelly then continues to yell, and tries to make a grand exit through a closed glass door. While leaving, she snaps, “You guys are sick, it’s like you’re demented, see ya!” Ramona laments that Kelly doesn’t like to “feel” and I think she might have a point. Moments later, Kelly returns from her self imposed “time-out.” It’s so interesting to see Kelly being so loyal to Jill considering just how badly Jill treated her last year, especially at the reunion show. Something tells me had the tables been turned, Jill would have bad mouthed Kelly along with the ladies in a heartbeat.
Tonight’s all new episode of the Real Housewives of New York Cityis going to be epic for two reasons. First, the housewives go on a vacation and we get to see Kelly Bensimon really lose her cool. As it that wasn’t good enough, we finally get to hear Countess LuAnn “singing” in the studio.
Coming up first tonight, we see the housewives (excluding Jill and her underdog LuAnn) take a housewives-style trip to St. John in celebration of Ramona’s upcoming vow-renewal. Ramona surprises the ladies with a 5-star yacht as the accommodations. Things however take a bad turn when Kelly and Bethenny butt heads after Bethenny decides to open up about her father’s passing.
On the other side of town, Jill’s underdog has for some reason decided to embark on a music career and heads on to the studio to record her song –‘Money Can’t Buy You Class or Talent.‘
A video of LuAnn “singing” in the studio is below. You can also click here to listen to the finished and heavily auto-tuned version. And oh yeah, LuAnn will be performing the song live tonight on Andy Cohen‘s late-night show Watch What Happens Live (11 p.m. EST).
Things continue to take a turn for the worst for Jill Zarin, aka the most hated housewife in Bravo’s history.
First, her fellow NYC Housewife Alex McCord, had some true but harsh words for Jill in a new interview. Alex weighed in on the Amazongatecontroversy (Jill Zarin using a fake name to leave a good review for her book, while bashing others who left her a bad review) and had the following to say: “I think that’s kind of against the rules,” Alex told The Boston Herald. “I think it’s unethical. I think you don’t review your own book and you also don’t comment on other people’s reviews.”
When asked if Jill could be responsible for a suspicious bad review written about her book, Alex doesn’t put it past her castmate. “I will say that unfortunately,” says Alex. “Jill does kind of have a history of this. Whenever she perceives a fight, she fights back pretty dirty and that’s unfortunate.”
And if anyone thinks our good ol Jill could be possibly turning over a new leaf, well think again! A new story written by the NYDailyNews on Monday, has an interesting quote from random “source” defending Jill in the article about her prematurely announcing Bethenny Frankel’s birth. The “source,” whom we shall refer to as Susan Saunders, said the following in an attempt to defend Jill: “Everyone is lashing out at Jill because of what they see on television – but in reality, if it had been any of the other “Housewives” who had made the mistake Jill did, no one would blink an eye,” says the source. “Bethenny has complained in the past Jill just can’t be happy for her, but she’s obviously making the effort.”
For anyone doubting Jill is behind this story, the NYDailyNews is the same news organization that published the stories about Alex & Simon being kicked off the show, and the infamous story about Bethenny being friendless. Jill has been accused of planting both stories in the press, so it’s not a big surprise she’s pretending to be a source and attempting to defend herself.
And in what would have made a great addition to our Is Jill Zarin Losing It? story, We apparently missed this post written by Jill over the weekend, during which she threatens to delete or block fans who say negative things to her.
“I was told B had a boy yesterday and just wanted to congratulate. I did not try to “scoop” anything. Why do people assume bad intentions. It was on the local LXTV news so big deal, I said congrats. Obviously the news half right and half wrong as she had a baby girl. If you are not a fan..you need to blog somewhere else or YES..you will be blocked and deleted. Enough.”
Good to see her taking the high road and holding it all together. There was also an article in the NYPost yesterday which a source (assuming not Jill this go around) says Jill was being a tad greedy during a swag event, and asking everyone for freebies. “It’s not like she can’t afford to buy these things,” said one of the boutique owners. “She had such a sense of entitlement, as if to say, ‘You need to give me things for free because I’m Jill Zarin’. “
And finally, some Real Housewives of NYC fans have started a petition to try to get Jill off the show. As of today, over 690 fans have signed the petition. While I dislike Jill as much as the next person, I actually think she’s good for the show. I mean every show needs a villain after all right?
TELL US – DO YOU WANT TO SEE JILL KICKED OFF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NYC?
Jill Zarin, star of the Real Housewives of New York City, continues to prove that she is her own worst enemy. Just 2 weeks after amazongate, during which the housewife was caught threatening someone on Amazon.com who left her book a bad review, and then making up a fake name to give her book a good review, Jill seems to have found another shocking way to top herself. We shall call this ‘Babygate.” By the way, the above picture of Jill was taken just yesterday. That looks like a genuine smile no?
And no, this isn’t a Bethenny Frankel is a saint and Jill is evil story, but to be quite frank, Jill’s behavior both on and off the show, has been downright nuts and sometimes ‘evil.’ On Friday, Bethenny went into labor, a month earlier than expected. This was reported by several reliable media outlets and even confirmed by Ramona Singer, who said she spoke to Bethenny.
Hours later, a nut who goes by the twitter name of Tweetmaxine, posted that Bethenny had delivered a baby boy. Shortly after, Jill posted a congratulatory announcement on her facebook page congratulating Bethenny on delivering a baby boy. What really drove me nuts about this was that Jill did not have to mention the sex of B’s baby, but of course being the gossip monger that she is, and in her pathetic attempt to gossip and scoop the press, she had to include the baby was a boy.
After hearing of Jill’s post, I searched all over the internet Friday night, visited PEOPLE.com and all the major websites, only to find absolutely nothing on Bethenny giving birth. Not one single story from a major site. Visited PEOPLE.com because Bethenny announced her engagement and pregnancy through them last year, and logic told me she would likely do the same with her birth. My thought process at the time was that perhaps Bethenny did give birth to her baby on Friday, but why is Jill the first/second person to announce it before her? Shouldn’t Bethenny be the first to do this? And my instincts were right as Bethenny did announce the birth of her baby girl with PEOPLE on Saturday morning.
The main question on my mind is what the hell is Jill thinking? I’m guessing Jill’s thought process was, “Okay, I have to be the first person to congratulate Bethenny on her delivery. Hopefully when people see this, they will think that I’m not so awful, the press will include my congratulatory message in her delivery news. Hopefully the fans will like me again. Plus I get to prove I’m still “in the know” by knowing this, and I get to win cookie points with fans by scooping the press and breaking this news to them.”
Yes that’s what I believe was going through Jill’s head, all very irrational thinking, without even considering that no official announcement had been made by Bethenny herself. And as we all know now, Jill couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only did Bethenny not give birth on Friday, but her baby was a girl. Jill posted the following explanation on her facebook on Saturday:
“Yesterday [my daughter] read a tweet and blog that Bethenny gave birth. We were excited and congratulated her obviously prematurely. I should have waited until B announced it herself. Sorry.”
Yes Jill, you were really that happy, overjoyed and excited for Bethenny that you couldn’t wait to inform the world of her false delivery. Must say Jill is a pretty amazing person to be that overjoyed for someone who wants absolutely nothing to do with her. And oh yeah, for someone, who just a month ago, referred to her wedding ceremony as being “circus like,” must say Jill is truly amazing, almost saint like to be that excited for Bethenny. Now some feel she is throwing her daughter under the bus and using her as an excuse, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. And as for her daughter reading the story on a blog? Absolutely false. The only blog that posted the story on Friday, did so after Jill’s facebook message and used Jill as a source. The worst part about this is that Jill forcefully and selfishly inserted herself into the biggest news of Bethenny’s life and now most of the stories out there about Bethenny’s delivery, including ours, includes Jill Zarin, all thanks to Jill Zarin of course.
When writing this story earlier today about Jill Zarin confirming thatBethenny Frankeldelivered a baby boy yesterday, we were very skeptical and careful to not state this as fact. Apparently, we had good reason.
PEOPLE magazine, a more reputable outlet than our good ol Jill, is now confirming that Bethenny, star of the Real Housewives of New York City and her husband Jason Hoppy welcomed a baby girl Saturday morning, as in today, and not yesterday as gossiped reported by Jill.
“Bethenny and Jason are proud to welcome their new baby girl, Bryn Hoppy, born at 8 a.m. . . . in New York City,” the rep says. “She is a 4 lb. 12 oz., healthy baby. Bryn, mom, dad and [their dog] Cookie are all very happy.”
Bethenny and Jason were surprised by the sex of the baby, as they decided not to find out beforehand. As we reported earlier, Bethenny is weeks early and was actually due in June. Hopefully the baby will continue to remain in good health. Congrats to Bethenny and Jason!
UPDATE: So Bethenny has to deal with having her baby prematurely and then thanks to Jill, swerving off rumors that she had a baby boy yesterday. It’s just shocking that after all that’s been said about her on the show, she would still resort to this. Jill has however received some major backlash from fans on her facebook page. Some are below –
“No wonder Bethenny got rid of you as a friend !! She can’t even enjoy a happy moment in her life with out you stealing it from her! this was not your information to Post,” a user named Summer Breaz wrote.
And Christine Marker added, “You really are stuck in Jr High!! The fact that you announced the birth of B’s baby boy is DISGUSTING!! How dare you? You really do need to seek therapy for your need to be center of attention.”
UPDATE #2: Jill has now removed the post, announcing that Bethenny had a boy, from her facebook page, instead posting this explanation for her major fail faux pas. “”Yesterday Allyson read a tweet and blog that Bethenny gave birth. We were excited and congratulated her obviously prematurely. I should have waited until B announced it herself. Sorry.”
TELL US – DID JILL GO TOO FAR IN ANNOUNCING THE SEX OF BETHENNY’S BABY? OR WAS IT AN INNOCENT MISTAKE?
The theme of Thursday night’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York City seemed to be “Woe Is Me” by Jill Zarin. Not since Vicki Gunvalson of the OC Housewives have I seen someone play the victim role so effortlessly. The more I think about it, the more I see the similarities between Jill and Vicki. They both make everything about them, and they are always the victims.
We start out this episode with the charity event planned by Countess LuAnn. The point of the oxy-moronic event is to donate coutoure dresses to the homeless (scratching head on this one). Jill’s underdog feels the need to scold Alex, and try to guilt her into apologizing to her new BFF Jill. LuAnn makes an interesting comment saying Alex shouldn’t take sides. Interesting because it seems rather obvious LuAnn has picked a side. And then Jill arrives, and the underdog informs her she has told Alex she “has to fix” things with her or else!
Jill makes a point to not talk to Alex, after all, she did vow last week to forget but never forgive! Jill’s husband, Bobby, attempting to talk to Alex was sort of sweet, but unfortunately he didn’t know the whole story. It’s however understandable for a husband to want to smooth thiings over for his wife. As I was watching this episode, it dawned on me that the issue with Jill wasn’t so much Alex’s delivery but the actual message. It finally dawned on her now that Bethenny’s DONE with her, so she decided to kill the messenger – Alex. Yes Alex was wrong in her delivery, but Jill’s continued reaction is over the top.
And then Ramona decides to scold Alex for the “bad timing” of delivering her message. This coming from the woman who decided Jill’s Kodak event was the right time and place to inform her of the company’s shortcomings. Perhaps Ramona needs to crawl back into her glass house and shut her mouth.
“Her water broke at 12:46 a.m. She’s at the hospital now,” revealed a close friend of Bethenny, who recently married entrepreneur Jason Hoppy.
This was also confirmed by Bethenny’s co-star,Ramona Singer, who tweeted yesterday, “ OMG at the airport. & just spoke to @bethenny…she’s in the hospital having the baby!!!!!!! do you think it’s going to be a boy or a girl?”
Okay, all this occurred early yesterday and as of this morning, there are no official reports from any publication on the sex of Bethenny’s baby, but low and behold, a quick look at gossip monger, Jill Zarin’s facebook, reveals Bethenny had a baby boy.
Jill posted the following yesterday evening, “Heard Bethenny had a baby boy…so happy for her and Jason. So happy for them.”
So there you have it. Jill is pretty much the only person to inform the world of the sex of Bethenny’s baby. Not even Bethenny or the people she actually talks to have shared this information. It’s good to see Jill staying true to her character. No word on who she texted to get this exclusive “gossip” but we will let you know once this has been confirmed by a reliable source.