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 ofJohn 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 Mariowhen 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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TELL US: WOULD YOU BEFRIEND JILL AGAIN IF YOU WERE BETHENNY?
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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.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK JILL IS SINCERE IN WANTING TO FIX HER FRIENDSHIP WITH BETHENNY?
So last night’s episode of Real Housewives of NYC was rather intense. Almost to the point of draining, I can only imagine how the women involved felt, if I as a viewer, felt somewhat drained after watching. Overall, it as a very good episode.
So in doing this recap, I will just go down the list and talk about each housewife. It’s a long recap so I’ll get right to it.
Ramona - We’ll start off with Ramona. This woman makes it really difficult to like her. I decided last night that I have a like/dislike relationship with her as a viewer. One minute you can’t believe her outrageous behavior (her comments to Bethenny during their walk), and then the next minute she apologizes and then says something insightful( calling Jill out on being a hypocrite for planning the Kelly and Bethenny talk/”ambush” last season). It’s definitely a Ramonacoaster. At the end of the day, it’s somewhat starting to get old. I mean, what is really wrong with this woman? She lacks tact and is in dire need of a filter. You learn around the age of 10 that you can’t just blurt out everything you think, so I’m not exactly sure why Ramona, at age 54, hasn’t mastered that art quite yet. I mean does she have some sort of chemical imbalance or something? Sighs, her words to Bethenny last night were really mean and uncalled for. Her attack of Kelly weeks ago about her boob job was really mean and uncalled for as well. Ramona is going to have to learn someday that just because you apologize for something doesn’t make it okay. The whole I have diarrhea of the mouth thing is getting old. I think it’s time she take some Pepto-Bismol and learn to keep her mouth shut. She says these things, apologizes, and then does it again the next day….
Jill – On to Jill, the new villain of the season. I remember Bethenny’s appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens talk show after the premiere of the first episode this season. Andy asked her if she had any remorse about the end of her friendship with Jill, Bethenny said she had absolutely no regrets. At the time, I thought that was mean and cold of Bethenny. After watching the last few episodes, I must say I fully understand why she felt that way. I agree with Alex, Jill likes to keep score, and is definitely very unforgiving. I really liked Jill the first season of the show, and didn’t start to not like her until last season, especially after what I thought was very mean behavior from her during last year’s reunion show. What I’ve noticed about Jill is her NEED to always dig at others, and put them down. It’s like she needs to bring others down, and always make sure they are never on the same level as she is. For example, she seemed to take some perverse pleasure in letting Kelly know her playboy issue was not for the 40th anniversary, and ofcourse letting Alex know just how “awful” her kids are.
Plus I’m not sure I’m buying her tears from last night, it seemed a bit forced. She was so cold to Bethenny last night, and I’m sure Bethenny has done and said some hurtful things to Jill, but I highly doubt Jill is completely innocent. I honestly think her vindictiveness, and the fact that she was so hell bent on “destroying” Bethenny was why she was so unwilling to forgive. Jill is simply not a nice person to sum this up. It’s quite ironic that she’s mentioned several times this season that she is “scared” of Bethenny. Which is interesting coming from someone who has tried to rally everyone on her side, making sure that even in Bethenny’s deepest darkest hour, she will be left standing alone, with no friend and no “troops.” No Jill, Bethenny is the one who should be scared of YOU and your juvenile behavior. You are a mean spirited, jealous and a very vindictive person.
Kelly – Oh Kelly Kelly Kelly… I think Ramona’s comment on next week’s episode kinda sums this up, “I can’t talk to you, you have no brain.” A bit mean for Ramona to say, but honestly I don’t understand this girl, or oops I mean woman. She is 41 years old after all, even though she acts like 12. I’m just confused, I mean is she a moron? brain dead? I’m literally scratching my head as I type this. The things she says, the way she acts, added to the things other people say that just always seems to completely go over her head. I don’t get her and find her exhausting and really weird. For someone who claims to have a degree from the prestigious Columbia, I find her quite moronic. And yes Bethenny was really awful to her in the press last year, but to completely blame Bethenny for damaging her reputation is something I will have to disagree with. Her behavior and bizzaro actions on the show is what damaged her rep. I will add that Kelly’s saving grace is the fact she doesn’t seem to be a mean or vicious person.
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There seems to be a recurring theme with this season’s the Real Housewives of New York City, every episode seems to bring us some new Jill vs. Bethenny drama, and tonight will be no different.
First, we will see Kelly awkwardly attempt to photograph random people on the streets of NYC that she deems fashionable for an article she’s writing for Gotham Magazine. On the other side of town, LuAnn remains close with Jill, who is quickly becoming this season’s villain, when she stays as a house guest at Jill’s house. The hot topic of discussion is Bethenny and Kelly’s new-found truce.
Bethenny learns that her father, who is now deceased, is very sick, leading Alex to pull out all the stops to make Jill aware and help repair their fractured friendship. Bethenny then makes a desperate last ditch attempt to talk to Jill face-to-face, which will ofcourse lead to another blow up. A video preview is below.
In other NYC news, The DailyBeast did a new interview with Jill Zarin, during which she made a rather interesting comment about Bravo wanting the housewives to create some drama, or else risk leaving the show. “We were told, in no uncertain terms—and I wouldn’t say it’s affected me, but it’s affected some of the other girls—that if they didn’t bring it on, they wouldn’t be holding an apple,” said Jill, referring to the promo shot that shows each Housewife holding an apple. “There was a lot of pressure to bring on drama—this coming off New Jersey and Atlanta.” Jill however made it clear no part of the show is scripted.
Andy Cohen, Bravo’s senior vice president of original programming, responded to Jill’s comments with the following, “We cast outgoing people who we know are going to be fun to watch. We never tell people what to do or say—we just want people to be themselves. The women who ‘hold the apple’ are all outgoing, driven women, which is why they are on the show in the first place. All the drama you see is real and completely brought on by their own personal interactions with each other—you can’t make this stuff up!”
Jill might have a point. After all, DeShawn Snow was fired from the Real Housewives of Atlanta for not being dramatic enough. Interestingly though, Jill’s comments bear a striking similarity to what a show “source” revealed to the NYDailyNews back in February about Alex and Simon. The article claimed Alex and Simon would be getting the axe from the show next season because they were boring. The source also claimed, “In the upcoming season, Alex picks a lot of fights, and it looks like it’s an attempt to keep her story line relevant,” the insider says. “But it ended up seeming inauthentic.”
The NYDailyNews is the same publication that published the Bethenny friendless story that Bethenny accused Jill of planting in the last episode . Simon also blogged last week that he suspected Jill was behind he and Alex’s story. He might have a point…
The Real Housewives of NYCstar tied the knot with Jason Hoppy at the prestigious Four Seasons in NYC this Sunday. “It’s so cliché, but it was the best night of my life!” Bethenny tellsOK!. “It was just like Jason and me — sentimental, fun, absurd at times. I didn’t know it was possible to be this happy.” The photo gallery is below.
NYC Housewives Recap – Last night’s episode of the NYC Housewives brought us more Jill vs. Bethenny. In case you haven’t been keeping up, the two have yet to make up, andJillZarin even went as far as to refer to Bethenny’s wedding as “circus like” just days ago.
Now back to this episode, we see Bethenny get upset over an article in a NY newspaper detailing the demise of her friendship with Jill. Bethenny suspects Jill planted the article, and something tells me she’s right.
Bethenny then calls Jill in an attempt to mend their friendship, Jill puts Bethenny on speaker phone and doesn’t tell her LuAnn is in listening. Things take a turn for the worse and Jill declares their friendship “done.” Bethenny, who didn’t seem to realize just how severe their “fight” was, is seen crying and being very emotional.
What really stood out in this episode to me was the email Jill sent Kelly, basically scolding her for befriending Bethenny and trying to pressure her to be only Team Jill. Seriously is Jill still in high school? So Kelly is “not allowed” to talk to Bethenny if she wants to be friends with Jill. That email showed Jill’s true colors, and I must say, they are far from pretty. This, in addition to Jill saving Bethenny’s “you need a hobby” voicemail and playing it for who ever is willing to listen, continues to show just how petty Jill is. I would love to hear Jill’s defense to sending Kelly that email.
I must also say kudos to Kelly for confronting Bethenny and calling her out for being some what of a hypocrite. I’m a Bethenny fan but I agreed with Kelly all the way last night. Bethenny shouldn’t have been whining about being bashed in the press considering she did that to Kelly last year, with every chance she had. This moment of confrontation brought us a “real Kelly.” It was good to see her being human for once and not the typical ditz she usually is.
However seeing Kelly throw herself all over the Playboy interviewer brought us back the old Kelly, and quite frankly the whole charade was a bit embarrassing to watch. I mean the poor guy had to ask her out, she was ALL OVER him. Kelly is then seen later in the episode saying that she decided not to go out with him after all. Sure Kelly, but something tells me Mr. Playboy never called her, but you be the judge of that.
TELL US – WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS EPISODE? WAS JILL OR BETHENNY OUT OF LINE?
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What causes tonight’s tension between the two? Apparently Bethenny discovers a gossip article about her damaged relationship with Jill and suspects it has Jill’s fingerprints all over it, leading Bethenny to then call Jill in an attempt to repair the damage between them.
We also get to see Alex invite Ramona, Bethenny and Kelly to help her pick designers for Brooklyn fashion week, but during the meeting, Kelly confronts Ramona and Bethenny about how they treat her – causing the meeting to end on a sour note. Meanwhile, Kelly is elated when she meets a potential new suitor who must interview her for her Playboy article and spread.
LuAnn and Kelly Bensimon attend a NY Fashion week show where they run into Bethenny. Things take a turn for the worse when LuAnn makes a snide remark, causing Bethenny to launch into a verbal attack as an embarrassed Kelly looks on. A preview video of this is below.
On the other side of town, Jill Zarin, her mother Gloria and her sister Lisa, have a photo shoot for their upcoming book’s cover, but when LuAnn comes over to approve Jill’s look, she reveals that her divorce from the Count has just been finalized.
Life & Style magazine also reported that Bethenny and her fiance Jason Hoppy will be getting married on March 28, which is next Sunday. With the wedding so close, Bethenny reveals she still has a lot of planning to do. “I have to get through the planning — there are a lot of details that I don’t really have time for.”
Bethenny also gushes about her fiance Jason, “Jason’s the most supportive man. He’ll be Mr. Mom. I’ll come home, and he’ll be reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting. I’ll ask, ‘How big is the baby? Let me know when it’s the size of a watermelon.’ He’s amazing.”
The question on everyone’s mind seems to be which of her co-stars will be in attendance? As it has been widely publicized, Bethenny has feuded quite a bit with some of her fellow housewives. New housewife on the block, Jennifer Gilbertrevealed to HollywoodLife that “I know Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps are not going.” Jennifer continued, “I know Ramona is going, but I don’t know if anyone else is going.” Jennifer also confirms she wasn’t invited.
Bethenny has declined to talk about which housewives will be attending her wedding. She also denied a NYPost story that claimed she moved up her wedding date just so it could be televised. “I find it so funny,” Bethenny told Zap2it. “You don’t have to be Angela Lansbury to figure out if my show is called ‘Bethenny Getting Married,’ that maybe there might be a wedding on the show. If it was called “Bethenny’s Climbing a Mountain,” hopefully I would arrange to be on a mountain.”
And there you have it, Bethenny will be tying the knot this Sunday.