Last week I attended a book signing of Jill Zarin's book, written with her mother and sister, A Jewish Mother: Are you one? . . . or . . . Go Get One! . . . You Might Be a Jewish Mother If . . . I'm having trouble remembering the title exactly, I don't know why*.
Did I warn you? This post has nothing to do with CF or lung transplant.
Top Facts Learned by Attending the Jill Zarin Brookline Booksmith Book Signing
Ok- now for the dirt:
TWIT ONE:(I'm @CysticGal btw)
· @ GraceCharles She was like, "Well, Andy Cohen and I are not getting along, my mother is still upset, he thought it was okay to play this..."
· @ GraceCharles yes, she said that Gloria (who was there) was very upset, and it was in response to "Have you ever had trouble with Anti s?"
- Andy Cohen is anti-semitic by playing the game "Good for the Jew, Bad for the Jews," even though he's Jewish and it was funny. 11:47 PM Jun 5th via web
At the event, one of the crayzo advice-seekers stood up and asked if the women had ever experienced anti-Semitism because of the show. Jill piped up right away, saying something like, "Well, yes, I mean, in strange ways, - my Mommy is still very upset." (Gloria remarks, "I'm not haaaaaappppy"), Andy Cohen decides, while we're on his show, to play his little game, some of you saw it, "Good for the Jews, Bad for the Jews"- I mean, I can't believe it. He thinks its okay because he's Jewish, and it's not. It's antisemitism. He thinks its okay because the next week he played "Good for the Gays, Bad for the Gays,"and he's gay, but it's not the same, and its not okay and Mommy is still very upset," (sister remarks, "Mommy is very upset!" Gloria remarks, "Mommy isn't haaaaaappppy")
"&they kept kelly on show 'cuz jill befriended her. jill said all this at the reading- so it's not trash talk- if it is, she is the talker!
At the event, someone asked about the confusion of the # of new housewives- adding Jen Gilbert or not. Jill answered that Jen never posed with an apple for the promos, and was never really a housewife. Jill said that each year, from year to year, they re-evaluate based on who is getting the most ratings for the show (I don't know how they could split that, personally, but whatever, maybe she just meant, attention and reaction in general, and not actual ratings.) She said, basically, "For example, they weren't sure they were going to keep Kelly. But I really took her under my wing. Bravo didn't know I was going to take to her, but I did. And so we filmed together and look, they're keeping her!" - I thought this was weird to say because it takes credit for Kelly's place on the show though Kelly, though a nutbag, is/was/will be more famous than Jill, and certainly can deal with her own media contracting and doesn't need to be under anyone's wing, let alone Jill's.
· Alex McCord attacked her just to pick a fight and stay on the show, because she "couldn't attack the pregnant girl," 11:48 PM Jun 5th via web
This was a continuation of the convo about who stays and who goes regarding casting the show, which if you attended this event, you would think Jill was in charge of. Jill said that Alex was nearly cut from the show because "nobody liked her," and that Alex purposely picked a fight with Jill. I specifically remember that Jill said, "That's why she picked a fight with me, she wanted the drama and time on camera and what- she couldn't pick a fight with the pregnant girl, so she made friends with her, and fought with me!" - One word reaction: What-ever. Jill is demented because a) people really like Alex b) Alex and Bethenny were already nicey nicey pals by the end of last season, despite the brief communication breakdown regarding the logo. The seemed to always actually enjoy each other and speak candidly to each other. c) Alex didn't pick a fight with Jill. Alex was just participating in the b.s. that Jill created for all of the women. d) Whatever, Jill sucks.
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