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Hi everyone. So...what do I do...do I watch the show..not watch the show...blog the show...watch and not blog...no matter what I say or do I get judged. How would you feel if everything you did was scrutinized. Since I know the REAL truth..watching Sonja hit on the contractor ,Luann forgive Ramona...after they both admitted they don't really like each other, Ramona has called her daughter a drug addict, Luann a whore on and on. Ramona a drunk .they hug and make up. How SICK is it and how unreal because if I had to accept that they would forgive each other so quickly after they have each said the most hateful, heinous things to each other, makes me want to vomit. Even The Jewish Journal blogger has said she won't be blogging the show anymore. Click here to read her LAST RHNYC blog http://www.jewishjournal.com/keepingitreal/item/real_housewives_of_nyc_double_blog_20120611/ I have so many things I want to say but as Bobby says..."If you have nothing nice to say..." or save it for later! Hah! I can't tell you how much I love reading your tweets and comments here on jillzarin.com. Since I don't have enough room here..I will be sending out my next newsletter Wednesday sharing some of the stuff we have been doing lately and what I have coming up. I tweeted today...I love waking up to trees, birds and the smell of cut grass..much better than cement! We have been in the hamptons ALOT since I don't have to do anything for the show anymore ( can you see the BIG SMILE across my face thru your computer screen?) I am relieved to not have anyone write mean things about my family and criticize my every word and move. It is much more fun watching Reality than actually being on an ensemble cast where they talk behind your back for sport. I know many of you have said you watched the first episode and won't watch again..or didn't watch any of the season..or watch it and feel guilty. Please know how I understand how you feel. You were asked to invest yourselves into a group of women and feel attached. So did we. We also were attached to all of you. I have actually made friends with some of you and you know who you are. All of the crap was worth taking knowing I would not have met you if not for Bravo and for that we must all accept and be grateful.I am sure you have heard by now that the rating were down 200,000. Actually there is a website called www.bravoratings.com that analyze all the rating since the beginning. It was very cool to see it all in writing and many people in reality television will be waiting anxiously for tonights ratings to come out. Why? Because people want to know...are you watching the show because it is RHNYC and it doesn't matter who is cast..or is the cast critical to the success of a show. Remember Dallas? ( probably not!) Well it's back BTW. One season was completely erased and called "The Dream" season because the rumor was they fired Bobby Ewing who was rumored wanted too much money and then when the fans backlashed against the network with a Boycott, call in. write in campaign ( there were no blogs, emails, tweets or Facebook back in the OLD DAYS) . The had to "eat crow" and bring back Bobby with a huge raise. I am sure Bravo is contemplating a cast "renovation" on the other cities and evaluating the success or failure of RHNYC cast. Also...what will they do next season? Will they recast again? Bring back all or some of this cast? A lot of decisions are riding on the success or failure of RHNYC Season 5. The question is..does anyone care anymore? Is the "party" over? Can you ever get back or "go back" to what was "television Magic" the original cast? Did they change too many cast members at once> RHOC was successful in changing cast members because it was subtle. Lauri one season. Jeana the next. Not all 4 at the same time. Will anyone be fired for the millions of dollars in advertising currently being refunded for the promise of certain ratings for making the decision? All these questions will be answered in the next few weeks. If you are even thinking that the cast could be asked back..the fans would have do pull off a DALLAS move. I am certainly not advocating anything..just thinking of all the scenarios out loud. Or thinking and writing them! I speak to you all from my heart...and I speak the TRUTH..like it our not...I always keep it REAL. XOXO Jill
Tonight was quite surreal for us. Bobby and I were in the hamptons and this morning made the decision to drive back to the city and stop by 3...yes 3! housewife parties in NYC tonight. First stop was Luann...she looked beautiful as usual. I got to meet Carole for the first time, Heather for the second and some old friends. Even Brad..yes Brad Boles was there..with Jersey ( Luann's fab stylist from the music video). I felt like I graduated high school and am in college now ..going back to the high school to visit my old friends and some transfer students. Does that make any sense. I stayed for a "Diet Coke" and then left for party #2. I was invited to Adrianne Malouf's launch party of her new skin care line with Dr. Paul. Can I say Paul looks much cuter in person? he is cute on TV but even yummier in person. ( no pun intended Heather!). Our last stop was at a bowling..yes bowling Alley next to the Port Authority. Not the best neighborhood in the city that is for sure but you would never know it once inside the door. There were about 150? friends and family. The overwhelming love Bobby and I received tonight was surprising and overwhelming. People were hugging and kissing us all night and wishing us well. We felt love from all of you like none other. How lucky are we. Everyone asked how Allyson is. Ally is working at AOL this summer and goes to Vanderbilt University now. She is in a really good place and is very grounded. Television is not her thing and she doesn't "social media" like most kids do today. I am so proud of her but still go with the motto " you can't take all the credit and you can't take all the blame" . Back to the party....Aviva could not be more gracious and hope she knew we came to support her and let her know that. I have to admit...it would have been fun to film with her and get to know her. Bravo does have good taste in housewives! ( most of them at least..I leave it to you to decide who you think I'm not that fond of". The good thing about not being on this season? Everything I told you all in the past is all happening and coming true. I am not the instigator some fans accused me of and I did try to tell you about some of the girls but no one believed me!
It will be interesting to see what all of you think of the show ( IF you watched it) and whether you will watch it after tonight. After reading the tweets tonight...alot of you didn't like what you saw and won't be tuning in. I am curious..what did you think of tonight and will you be tuning in this season? I don't think I can watch girls be mean to each other anymore. Its too dark. I like the family reality shows these days...! Tell me what you think! Share your thoughts here...its safe and unedited!