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EX-New York Housewife Jill Zarin, Gloria Kamen and Lisa Wexler
The following is a letter sent out by the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas after an Event they held Thursday night, Jill Zarin and Lisa Wexler along with their mother Gloria Kamen were the “Entertainment” referred to in the letter:
What did they say that so offended the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas? Word is that Lisa told the ladies that stay at home mom’s are not fulfilled unless they work outside the home. Unless they have at least a part time job they can never be fully rounded individuals. But that’s just the beginning, Jill was there simply to push the book on everyone and Gloria bored the hell out of the crowd.
Thank you to @RealityJulie for the information and for putting me in touch with some friends who attended the event.
From one woman who was there but wishes to remain anonymous:
More quotes from people who attended:
“Jill and Lisa were described as “pathetic” “hot mess” and “disastrous” at charity event in Dallas last night.”
“Lisa Wexler offended most of the jewish women in Dallas community last night while Jill Zarin hocked books at charity event”
“Lisa Wexler told Jewish women at charity event they are only fulfilled and happy if working part of their time and not stay at home moms full time.”
“Many women were offended and stormed out of the event early.”
If you can tolerate it, here is Lisa’s point of view regarding stay at home mom’s via her radio program, this is NOT the audio from the Dallas Event.
Fascinating that these women would think for a minute that sitting up there bickering between themselves would be entertaining to the audience. Lecturing women about working outside the home and belittling women who stay home to raise their children may not have been the best decision, regardless of a recent study Lisa read and whether or not she agrees with the study she should have kept it to herself or discuss it in a more appropriate forum .
It’s one thing to yak on and on about it on your radio show, mostly because no one listens to that crap anyway. The women at this event don’t have an “off” button, they paid money to be there and they are held hostage as they’re being told by this bitch that their life isn’t complete because they stay home to raise their children and to care for a home? What an inappropriate topic for this event.
Jill’s mother thought it would be a good idea to rip on Jill’s ex-husband and tell a long-winded story about how she tried to stop Jill from marrying a short man? We’ve seen Gloria ramble on before, typically someone has to shut her down because of the time restraints of television but how do you stop a speeding train headed for disaster like Gloria Kamen? Gloria’s story likely didn’t help anyone in their life, the idea is to share secrets to help others with their lives, but the truth is these three women haven’t done anything spectacular to share with audiences.
In fact it is entirely possible and more likely that what these three women have done in their lives could fill a book on how NOT to behave in life. Jill’s behavior in the past four years alone could fill a book, “Secrets of a Vicious Housewife Cast Member”. She could teach future housewives how to be vile and obnoxious, how to stalk fellow cast members who are more successful than she is while trying to hide behind fake names and having others do your dirty work.
Does anyone want to hire these three women to speak at their next event?
Side Note: Jill claims that they “donated” books for this event, the truth is the event organizers purchased books to give to the table hosts that attended the event. I am told they sold a total of five books afterward and that people couldn’t wait to get out of there!
Thanks to Terry Aley for pointing out this disgusting display on Ebay. To the right is a photo of Jill’s shoes she is selling in Ebay for $39.00. I think the filthy toe stains are going to bring the bids flying in, don’t you?
How about this great D&G dress, only $2,500 and I’ll bet she got it for free!
Here is Terry’s article:
Real Housewives of Orange County – The Blogs
Before I talk about this week’s show, I’d just like to say thank you so much for your comments. Although some are negative, they were mostly positive and encouraging. I never thought I’d do a reality show. It’s very strange to be under a microscope, and I really appreciate the support. Please also remember: this was new to us. I hope you all can get to know our family for who we really are, as we got comfortable in this medium. (Side note: I was not in the movie Space Slugs – that was someone named “Heather Dubow.” I’m Heather Dubrow. Check out my IMDB.com page under Heather Paige Kent.)
Yes of course some are negative, do you think you’re perfect? Do you think everyone fell madly in love with you after the first few episodes, hardly! Keep in mind that Bravo only posts what they want to post and likely there were many more negatives that Bravo tossed into the black hole of Bravo comments never to be seen again.
My dinner with Terry, yes, I know I will get a lot of flak for that dinner, but I like things the way I like them. If you are at a restaurant and paying for a meal, it should be to your taste. However, always be kind to servers and even if you are picky (like me). Make sure you’re extra kind so no one is offended!
I absolutely love it when a Housewife tells us how to behave properly in a restaurant, particularly those Orange County Housewives who haven’t got a clue! The truth is in a fine dining restaurant Heather, you should trust the chef and know that he has put together an amazing menu, then choose your meal and know he will get it right. If you don’t enjoy that particular chef’s cooking, to the point where you have to instruct them on how to prepare it and what seasonings to use, you’re probably at the wrong restaurant. Was the dirty look that you gave to the hostess when she handed you an “open” menu part of being extra kind so that no one is offended?
As for Terry, he is a jokester and even though I do cook he likes to joke about it. . . It can still be annoying sometimes, but he means it to be funny. And for the record, I don’t send my food back 90 percent of the time. . .only if it’s undercooked, which is why I asked for the thin piece of fish. If it’s thick it won’t cook through! I mean seriously? Am I really explaining this?!?
That is what I was wondering, are you really explaining this? We seriously don’t need you to…move on Heather.
Painting party. . .The ladies reactions to my invitation was hysterical. No one seemed to understand or be that excited by the prospect, but I knew they would enjoy it when they got there!
Unlike the Beverly Hills Housewives, these tacky, trashy women would have liked Brandi Glanville’s idea of a “BJ Lesson Party”. Know your audience Heather.
There’s a lot I can say about the party, but to me the big deal was about. . .ALEXIS!
So, you met me at Vicki’s party, we talked for two minutes, I invite you to the painting party and you are ALL OVER ME?!? You want to play with the big girls? Game on. . .
First of all Vicki said “there was no good restaurants in the O.C.” Why are you ragging on me and not her? There are some lovely places here, but not as many as L.A., and certainly not like NYC. This is my opinion. Lay off.
Clearly Heather is talking about some other party or some other Alexis, what exactly did she do? She was “all over you”? I missed that. We know that Heather and Alexis bump heads in future episodes, I think Heather is giving us a sneak peek. Alexis simply disagreed that there were no good restaurants in Orange County I don’t think she was ‘ragging” on anyone, “lay off”? This upsets Heather that much? WOW! Chill out Heather!
Sex shop talk. . .I was not comfortable with this conversation. I barely knew these girls and they were talking about oral sex!!! I made a joke (“I’m married and I don’t have to do this anymore.”) in the hopes of shutting down the conversation, and Alexis jumps down my throat . Trust me dear, I will be married in 10 years. I just don’t think it’s appropriate to discuss sex with strangers, especially at a party!
Then while painting, you ask me what my special gifts are, I answered the question (acting, singing, etc.), then you take me to task for it??? If you don’t want to know, don’t ask!
This one is touchy, Alexis didn’t jump down your throat or take you to task anymore than anyone else did, Heather really needs some meds.
Terry walks in, and as usual, the talk turns to surgery. Yes Alexis, we know you don’t need the knowledge of plastic surgery, you have had enough procedures to know what he’s talking about.
Do you think that Alexis is the only one who has had procedures done? Besides you know very well that Alexis worked for a plastic surgeon at one time so don’t be so bitchy! This chick’s whole blog is ragging on Alexis. I think Heather needs some of those “mother’s little helpers”.
Finally when Terry was making jokes about weddings and our marriage, I walked out of the room to shut it down. I didn’t guzzle a drink, I had the last sip of champagne in my glass, told Brian that Terry had gone cuckoo, then I came back and tried to regroup. I didn’t want to fight in front of new friends. That doesnt make me an actress, Alexis, it makes me an appropriate party hostess!
Bottom line: You just met me, lay off. If you have a real issue with me, then we can talk.
Heather, you’re starting to sound obsessed with Alexis, the other ladies all had the same reaction to your stunt when your husband was making jokes. Maybe Alexis needs a restraining order? Wowzers!
Well, one more thing. . .Terry is not off the hook for his behavior. He was doing his usual “vaudeville” routine about our marriage, weddings, etc. I was really embarrassed in front of the girls. He was meeting everyone for the first time! He thinks he is being funny, and it went too far. My feelings were hurt. We discussed it later and he understands how I feel about jokes at my expense. I’m sensitive! He apologized, and, of course, I forgive him. He’s a great guy and I love him dearly, but it’s always good to work on your marriage and be open and honest with each other.
O.M.G. lighten up, he was making JOKES and the other ladies knew that, it was Heather’s reaction that was embarrassing and she should have apologized for making everyone uncomfortable!
I’m really disappointed in this one, since there are so few likable qualities in this franchise overall, I was hoping to like Heather. Her obsession with Alexis is a bit creepy in this blog, I’m sure that there are more negative exchanges coming between these two women but for this episode, Heather’s attacks on Alexis were unfounded. What a drag!
I have to be honest, I did not like myself this episode. I don’t know who that was, or what I was thinking. I was making jokes, but some of them sounded sarcastic instead of funny. I think sometimes in life when we sense a change coming, we have a tendency to act a little off-key. Maybe I was trying to make light of things I shouldn’t have been, but I meant no harm, truly. My momma always said, “If you don’t have anything positive to say, just keep your mouth closed!” Lesson learned on that one. (Thanks Mom!)
We’ve seen much worse behavior from Bravo’s Housewives, this was tame in comparison, I think that Alexis was absolutely threatened by the newest Housewife. She was burned last season by Peggy, who was supposed to be a friend and now Heather comes on board, introduced by Tamra who has been vicious to Alexis, I can see why her guard is up.
I think we have all been in a situation where we overreact. I just wasn’t expecting that to beTamra overreacting to Vicki and Eddie laughing together in Catalina! I hit rewind after that scene at least three times to see if I missed something, but I didn’t think Vicki and Eddie were out of line. In my opinion, they were all carrying on the same way.
It’s called having too much to drink.
I thought it was out of left field when Slade mentioned he wanted to do a comedy act, but I also felt like Gretchen could have supported him a little more. I thought it was very entrepreneurial of Slade to want to do something that was out of his comfort zone. Gretchen said last year that Slade “schlepped” her things, so I think it’s great that he is getting his own groove back.
We’ll see if he gets his groove back or not, the previews don’t show a lot of promise in Slade’s comedy routine.
Let me be the first to say I was so excited about Heather’s painting party. What a new and refreshing idea! A party with a purpose! I loved the low-carb menu, and I loved Timree! I want to personally apologize to Heather for calling her “pretentious.” I have always considered her “buttoned-up,” but never pretentious. I like Heather, I think she is funny and has a good heart. During the party that evening, I thought we were all joking and having a great time; however, it definitely seemed like there was friction looking back.
Yeah, pretentious, buttoned up, she’s a bitch and you know it. I love that Alexis says, “I like Heather.” Especially after reading Heather’s blog I find that chuckle worthy. It’s clear that Heather chose her enemy right out of the gate and likely after having watched the past few seasons she chose wisely.
First of all, when all of us were discussing Tamra and Gretchen’s “sex shop” visit, I felt Heather could have simply walked away from the conversation if she really didn’t want to talk about any of it. I will be the first to admit that I get uncomfortable with that kind of talk, too. If things get too uncomfortable, I will excuse myself or change the subject.
Whether you like Alexis or not, she is absolutely right, in order to ensure the others are not uncomfortable (particularly as Heather was the hostess) she should have excused herself or tried to change the subject. Instead she tried to make the others feel as though their topic of conversation was rude and inappropriate, (not hostess behavior) she could have just as easily began a side chat with Vicki who clearly didn’t want to discuss sex either. Make your guests feel comfortable Heather, don’t chastise them for what they choose to discuss.
When we were all painting, Vicki and I were laughing and teasing about being new BFFs, and getting Vicki a bracelet. I was completely shocked to hear Gretchen say under her breath that I was competing. Of all people, I thought she was my true friend. I didn’t get the memo that it’s OK for her and Tamra to make their jokes whenever they want, but Vicki and I cannot.
But come on! It’s a little awkward that Tamra gave Gretchen a bracelet after two years of putting Gretchen through hell!! Was that Gretchen’s hazing gift?
That whole scene was stupid and that’s why I didn’t even mention it in my blog about this episode, we all know that the Tamra/Gretchen thing is weird and that it’s all a set up by Bravo to create a new storyline and readjust allies. It’s not working to create a better show, that’s for sure!
Tamra getting all huffy and saying that I’m trying to take credit for her and Gretchen getting back together is pretty unbelievable. If Tamra is going to make accusations that I’m jealous of Gretchen and Tamra becoming friends, I will comment back. And how quickly Tamra forgets that two years ago I did try to get those two to move past their fight. I don’t need credit for that. That’s just Tamra looking for drama once again, but she won’t get it from me, because I’ll just keep being happy for her and wishing her well, and that just kills her.
Oh Alexis! When will you learn? The fact that you’ve just shown your hand to Tamra now gives the power back to her. You’ve also just announced that being happy for Tamra and wishing her well is all fake because you’re trying to “kill her”. Alexis isn’t the brightest bulb or the sharpest knife, no news there!
The saddest part of this episode for me was watching Gretchen make fun of me behind my back and chime in with Tamra throughout the evening. True friends just don’t do that. That hurts.
The real kicker was when Tamra called Vicki jealous when Tamra just got jealous of Vicki and Eddie touching the night before??? That sure was the pot calling the kettle black. Vicki not saying goodbye to Tamra shocked me too, though! I think Vicki was hurt and felt disrespected.
I wasn’t surprised that Gretchen did a complete turn around on Alexis, she now has Tamra in her boat so she can kick Alexis to the curb, that’s how she rolls.
Who? Yes who indeed, Sarah is Gretchen’s friend and she appeared briefly on last week’s episode. She is reportedly dating Jeana Keough’s oldest son Shane. Best we can tell she was in the running for the next Orange County Housewife spot but lost out to Heather. Last week she wrote an amazingly long and exceedingly boring blog about her life and her thoughts about life… she took a lot of flack about it in the comments and this week chose to keep it short and sweet, although she wasn’t even in the episode. Another Dana Wilkey? possibly…
Positivity is the best asset to have. . .
It’s exciting to see all of the girls getting along for once. They seem to be heading in a positive direction in their lives.
I am very happy for Vicki and her new boyfriend. They seem very happy together. I wish them both the best.
I needed a break to think things through at this point, but I must say that I really missed my friends Gretchen, Alexis and Peggy and wished that I could see them more often, True friendships are hard to find now days thats for sure.
As for this episode I’m just going to keep it short and sweet. . .We cannot control what others think, say, or write. What we can control is how we face what is said, and how we do not allow it ever to break us. Rather we let it build us ever stronger to further better ourselves. The best is yet to come.
She needed a break after one episode and one dinner party? Or rather she wasn’t invited to any other events? She thought the ladies were all getting along? Which episode did she watch? Sarah’s guide to life and her inspirational comments aren’t winning her any points here. I don’t think we’re going to see too much of Sarah.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
A Twitter bud @Ifollowbravofan came up with a fun little game on Twitter. She and some friends post their “Isms” by Housewives, in this case, let’s look at what some creative Twitter users who came up with Taylorisms:
Russell nearly knocked my eye out yesterday. Today I’m pool side celebrating my birthday. WOOT! That’s how I roll.
Money donated to the Taylor Armstrong Foundation will go directly to me.. I mean DV victims.
I think the other girls are having fun without me. I’d better telephone them & remind them that everything should be about me.”
I’ll go Oklahoma on anyone who comes in between me & my money.
I have found My voice and I am not afraid to lie every chance I get
#taylorism #Taylorism ENOUGH!!! I will take you outback and teach you some manners faster than you can say “OKLAHOMA!”
If you don’t believe me, then you’re a hater.
And Some Lisaisms….
Doesn’t everyone garden in a silk dress and heels?
Dahling if you don’t do splits for attention, then pray tell why you do them.
“I don’t need a hundred dollars, Adrienne”
I don’t need to sell stories to tabloids. I’m bloody rich!
Cut your hair Max…it looks like a dead squirrel took residence on top of your head
Yes, I wear a tiara at my daughters wedding, that’s how I roll
Funny stuff, thanks for sharing @Ifollowbravofans and friends!
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Real Housewives of Miami mom Elsa Patton collapsed at a party in Miami last night and was taken away by ambulance, no further information is available yet.