Watch out Spanx, Jill Zarin’s coming for you. “The Real Housewives of New York City” star is launching her own line of unfortunately named shapewear called Skweeze Couture. Zarin created the pinching and sucking garments because she’s “obsessed with looking my best.” Skweeze Couture should launch sometime next year and will join several other “Housewives”-related products, including Ramona Singer’s Tru Renewel beauty creams and Bethenny Frankel’s “Skinny Girl” diet products. Grrreeeeat. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Alex McCord was by far my favorite NYC housewife this year because she finally stopped holding in her anger and let people know exactly what she thought of them. The main target on the receiving end of Alex’s wrath was a very deserving Jill Zarin. We had a little hint of Alex calling Jill out during the season, but even I could feel Alex’s frustration at Jill’s annoying and defensive arguing. On the reunion tonight at 9 p.m., though, it seems Alex has practiced exactly what she wants to say to the hawker of fabrics and gossip. Check out the video above for a little taste of their word battle and peep Bethenny Frankel reaming Kelly Bensimon after the jump. And is it just me or does it look as if another Kelly personality is about to come out when the clip ends? Keep reading »
“It was such a ‘Mean Girls’ moment that I literally cried for like two or three days. They didn’t offer me a glass of water or a bathroom! We had just traveled nine hours, and they knew it. I had to pee! You have no idea what a schlep it was. Schlep doesn’t even describe it!”
— Jill Zarin, who needs to take some of her millions and buy a problem. Also, who drags a husband along to crash what is essentially a “bachelorette” party? Get a grip, lady! [via Us Weekly] Keep reading »
I loved the first two seasons of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” While the ladies’ beefs in seasons past were petty, this year’s feuds are more, “Really—you have more than three words to say about this microscopic thing?” The most disappointing part for me is Bethenny and Jill. In the past two seasons, they were best of friends and my two favorite characters on the show because they were at least 10 degrees less crazy than the rest of the women. But this season, they’re in a huge fight. Jill is furious Bethenny checked out on their friendship over the summer, while Bobby was sick, and left her a message telling her to, “Get a hobby.” Meanwhile, Bethenny is convinced that Jill is just jealous that she now has a great new husband. If they’d sit down for 15 minutes, they could both apologize and resolve the whole thing. Instead, they’re avoiding each other, creating a ton of tension, and showing outrageous levels of self-absorption in the process.
But their feud reached a fever pitch this weekend, when Bethenny had her baby. Keep reading »
Happy Hanukkah! In honor of the first day of the festival of lights, “Real Housewives of New York City” star Jill Zarin shares her grandmother’s recipe for potato latkes with Al Roker on “Today.” While they’re deep-fried as usual, Jill swears hers are a little lighter than the average latke (but probably not light enough for “skinny b*tch” Bethenny Frankel). Get Jill’s recipe, complete with measurements and instructions, on the “Today” website. [Today] Keep reading »
There’s drama, drama, drama over the next season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” While Kelly Bensimon, the newbie housewife-that-everyone-loves-to-hate, is officially on board, the original cast members––Bethany Frankel, Alex McCord, Ramona Singer, and Jill Zarin (there was no mention of LuAnn de Lesseps)––are rumored to be stalling on signing their contracts for the third season because they’re holding out for six-figure deals. Aren’t these women already loaded?! I hope these six-figures are going to Creaky Joints, the arthritis charity the Housewives threw a benefit for last season.
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This week on the “Real Housewives of New York City,” the BBC interviewed our very own Jill Zarin about the state of the economy. It seemed like a set up, like having the Countess talk to inner city kids about self esteem. After Jill asked the BBC folks how she looked (during a radio interview), she went on to give spending advice. Here are some of her gems, some from last night and some from other episodes. Keep reading »