Real Housewives of New York Premiere – Open Thread

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Last night marked the premiere of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City starring Cobble Hillbilly Alex McCord. So, what did you think? (Watch full episode at Bravo.com) Comment below!

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And then there’s Alex, the stern-jawed Brooklynite (and only one who doesn’t live on the Upper East Side) who, with her fey Australian husband and forcibly French speaking children, trotted off to St. Barth’s to avoid the crush of the Hamptons. There she and her husband wore hideously skimpy bathing costumes and bought tens of thousands of dollars worth of ugly dresses.

Next new episode Tuesday (3/11) at 10pm.

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91 Responses to Real Housewives of New York Premiere – Open Thread

  1. jordyray April 2, 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    Mrs. Astor, if she were alive today, would be proud to call these elegant ladies her friend. NOT!

  2. Jeanne April 2, 2008 at 9:29 pm #

    i can not understand Alex and her girlfriends/husband. Why in the world would anyone in this day and age want their children to speak french? What a useless language. The trend today is Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, for obvious reasons. This should illustrate this insanity of this couple. I did enjoy the episode regarding Jill’ dog trainer- I have gone through a few myself. He should be fired. The trainer that is. I would never let my dogs sleep on the floor- they are more loyal than people- as this show clearly underscores. Bethany – find a real boyfriend.

  3. millard mulchton April 7, 2008 at 2:34 pm #

    Horse teeth Alex is like a train wreck! I cannott get enough of this vile creature and her trailer trash ways. Her husband is beyond repulsive. I wonder if the children inherited those horrible teeth. Bravo needs to give this family their own show or simply focus on them. The others are just cheezy and sad.

  4. Jillfan April 8, 2008 at 12:12 pm #

    Comment from raw
    Time: March 29, 2008, 2:40 pm

    Alex is gorgeous! You’re all jealous and envious of her.

    —————————

    Looks like Alex, Simon or one of their two friends popped in to post.

    The irony is that this couple is so vapid, prenentious and deluded that they probably believe they are envied.

    Granted, beauty is subjective, but flat-out ugly is fairly apparent, as is the case with Alex. Someone mentioned dental imperfections. Phuleease!! Alex should be featured on the Discovery Channel during Shark Week.

    But as repellant as these two are physically, they are even more objectionable with the pathetic status-seeking. Their own selfish, shallow quest for social status is clearly their overriding motivation. Remember this quote: ” I don’t ever want to live in the suburbs. Yech.”

    I suspect if they did live in the suburbs, the kids could live in a decent home, with a yard, a dog, et. al. They could be kids and could really be nurtured. By all means, send the kids to a posh private school; encourage them to be mulitligual. But don’t insult our intelligence by acting like you have their best interest at heart with this selfish urge to be socialites at all cost. What a sad example to set.

  5. talia April 8, 2008 at 7:18 pm #

    Alex gives not only brooklyn women, but the entire gender a horrible name. She honestly should be ashamed, as all the women on this show should be. It is profoundly depressing. The fact that most of them have children compounds the almost apocalyptically depressing story. These children have the saddest role models, and unfortunately they have no choice but to be on television for the entire country to see.

    I wish Bravo would take it off the air. Project Runway and Top Chef are productive. This brings our humanity to its lowest form.

  6. Tina April 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm #

    I have to say that I hope that the entire world does not think all New Yorkers are like these women… cause we’re not…

    Alex… teeth are hideous

    Bethanny…. omg her jaw is huge… she’s totally disproportioned

    Jill… that freaking lawng isgland accent is horrendous

    Ramona… white trash… totally cheats on her husband

    The countrash…… are you kidding me? I can’t even with this lady… your sons gay… breakdancing lessons? that kids gonna get beaten up… seriously… and her daugther.. screaming that she’s either a lesbo or gonna be a drug addict stripper…

    real new yorkers are not like this…. we’re real, we’ve suffered hardships…not fashion shows for luca de sucka….. honestly… i’m ashamed of my city, of my state, i’m embarrassed that these women call themselves new yorkers….

  7. mistyflanningan April 9, 2008 at 1:12 am #

    I think Alex is a transsexual. Look at the bone structure in her face and the way (s)he walks–very manly. No wonder her metrosexual husband is so devoted to it. The couple is very creepy.

  8. george April 9, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    Last night’s episode was amazing particularly the part where Bethenny went to Alex’s house/trainwreck and was amazed at how it looked. Let’s look at the total picture, everyone else on the show is wealthy and that is obvious. Alex’s husband is a hotel manager that is all and they live in Brooklyn. The reason their townhouse looks like a wreck is because they are not wealthy. They come off as wealthy but they are not and that is the bottom line. They are pretenders and that is all.

  9. J-9 April 9, 2008 at 9:05 am #

    I could not believe the pushiness of those two Van Keepin’ Up With The Jones’s !
    When a NORMAL person hears “Ladies Night Out,” one would NORMALLY think Ladies Only!
    I don’t care for Ramona, but, damn, she was totally on point with her questioning Simpleton’s presence. She had the balls to confront them, & I totally enjoyed seeing them squirm!
    Those two are totally screwed up!
    Did anyone get the Countess’ class comments were maybe directed at THOSE TWO ?
    I still can’t get over their blatant steamrolling- I’d bet my bottom dollar that since the show wrapped, those two haven’t been invited to anything by the other gals.
    Oh, maybe they shoulda spent his black AmEx on refurbishing their home so at the very
    minimum it would be safe !
    Bet that Met gown could’ve went a long way towards flooring……
    I kind of like her for that reason

  10. jordyray April 9, 2008 at 2:27 pm #

    Alex and Simon live in a HUD house! I’ve seen more inviting crack dens. Notice that the only time the speak French to France-waaahs is when there are other people around who they think they are impressing. Really sad to see how delusional they are.

    And what about Ramona?

  11. mattysmom April 10, 2008 at 12:50 am #

    OMG. what a horror!! not to be redundant but Bravo really hit rock bottom. Why didnt anyone mention the “Countess” going out with her twenty something best friend?. Whats up with that?. She must really have nothing to do, or really be running away from responsibility like a child. Her home is gross, for a count and countess (granted you dont get much in New York city) but I expect more from them. Claiming to haven given the statue of Liberty to the U.S. . Why isn’t she screaming French only to her kids?. I hated the way she warmed to Alex. The suburbs yech, the teeth ewwwwwww!!!.
    Did someone say “extraction”?. And that husband of hers, he makes my skin crawl. ” I have been invited to a showwww”, do you know the designer?, is it a good one?”. If she says “I have been invited to a show, and I have been invited to girls night out”. Why does he look so crushed?. Did you see his face?. Does he have friends?. Did you see his reaction to being called gay?. OMG I can go on for hours. They do not represent New York natives okay!!.
    Bethany…She is an anorexic big jawed, breast enhancement, tummy tucked idiot. She has such an attitude and a drinking problem, get over yourself.
    Countess get home clean up your home and hire a damn decorater.
    Ramona, what can I say except You were dead on balls accurate with your scalping of simon last week. Other than that wear some clothes and please keep your big mouth shut.
    Jill stop spending that mans money, I am afraid there wont be anymore. But you are my favorite, but those friends are like holes in the pocket and that suit (the gray one) you have a great body show it off and throw that suit and your gay husband out. He has no style sense.
    Your daughter needs a better therapist, she is totally bent cant stand up straight and seems so insecure. She is a beautiful girl bring it out of her.
    I like “Mario” the best how can he put up with his wife?. Well life is stranger than fiction.

  12. xyz April 10, 2008 at 1:58 am #

    Alex and Simon’s pretensiousness finally came to light it last night’s episode when Bethenny was invited over for their son’s birthday. Did you see the shots of the interior of their house? I laughed so hard at Bethenny’s comments about the state of A & S’s house. They vacation (off-season) at St. Barth’s, spend thousands in clothes, pay $10k for an opening night at the Opera, but their house, which is in Brooklyn, is in disrepair. How can they allow their kids to live in such a hazzard? This is typical of those families who try to keep up with the Jones’. Stop pretending A & S! Look in the mirror and see yourselves for who you are. As for the rest of the housewives, your comments from me are to follow.

  13. Marissa April 10, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    I think it’s just sad – these women are clearly no-class nobodies desperately trying to buy themselves some status. Alex and Simon are creepy social climbers, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re living on loans and credit cards. Look at their house! Betthany needs to run away from this show – she seems relatively normal and out of place among these freaks.

  14. Bklyn Boy April 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    Is this an April Fool’s joke? I’ve lived in Cobble Hill for over 15 years and walk the streets of our ‘hood every day. This is such an inaccurate portrayal of a Cobble Hill resident, it’s almost funny. But sadly the rest of the world only gets what they see on T.V. The air of entitlement these women have is suffocating.

  15. Nickie April 11, 2008 at 4:22 pm #

    I love the women of NYC, so much more than the fakes from the OC. I’ll never watch the OC again. With their cheap cloths, cheap hair, ect…..
    At least these women have lives unlike the women of OC, and they have the looks. (besides Ramona).
    Romana needs to take some classes about “class”.

  16. Nickie April 11, 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    I really don’t think people should say too much about Alex, she seems the type to break easy. Let her live in her la la land.

  17. Felicia April 11, 2008 at 4:40 pm #

    What a piece of trash Ramona is. She looks she belongs in a trailor park somewhere in the south, with a butt hanging out of her mouth.
    She does not have on once of class in that monkey body of hers. Now her hair, I think that speaks for itself. Ewww.
    All in all she always looks like she needs a bath, she’s dirty looking.
    I think it’s funny when she talks about the other women having and doing classless things. Does she own a mirror? Does she watch the show?
    Ramona if you read posts:
    (if you know how to use a computer)
    Take a bath, get you’re teeth done. Clean up you’re slutty cloths. Think before you ever speak, and go get that rats nest to a stylist.

  18. Shavonne April 11, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

    I think that they all need help. The look on Bethenny’s face when she walked into Alex’s townhouse was priceless!!! Did anyone notice the beautiful Santa-Fe style futon that Bethenny was sitting on when she was playing with Francois? You couldn’t pay something to write a funnier show!!! I think it’s very entertaining to watch these women think that they are “royalty.” I never knew the “Elite” were now reduced to living in broke down townhouses in Brooklyn!

  19. Kimberly ~ from Boston April 12, 2008 at 4:54 am #

    Wow! I am shocked by these comments. You all speak of having more class than these women, but yet your comments are tactless, hurtful and VERY un-classy.

    Yes some of these women have problems, but how can you insult their children? These innocent, beautiful, children DID NOT have a choice on having their personal lives and struggles exposed to the country! Nor did they choose their lot in life.

    Jill is a beautiful woman and so is her daughter. She has such a pretty, sweet face and smile, and absolutely gorgeous hair. She is ONLY 14 and just going through her puberty years. All girls get a little “pudgy” at puberty. Also, she suffers from a HORRIBLE disease! I’m sure Jill would give up all of her money and social status if her daughter could be cured. Juvenile Arthritis is nothing like age onset arthritis. Shame on all of you for your lack of sympathy and empathy. And, by the way Jill’s husband seems like a very nice man who loves her dearly. So what if he has difficulty being demonstrative with his feelings/emotions to her daughter?

    Ramona’s little girl is also lovely and intelligent, and has beautiful big eyes that most people are jealous of. Ramona definitely has issues going back to her childhood, and also maybe having problems facing getting older, and possibly in her marriage, but I feel like people could comment in a more effective, HELPFUL way. What is gained by insulting someones physicality? Not a single one of us can change our DNA! AND REMEMBER : Her daughter will be reading these posts everywhere. Would you want your comments to be responsible for destroying that dear little girl?

    Everyone questions why Bethany is on the show? Well for all you OC fans, don’t you remember that Jo was also a single younger woman? And I again cannot believe the insults here. Bethany is a stunning. sexy, hardworking, sensitive woman! If anyone can find fault with her then you must be envious! She is also very kind, straight forward, and empathetic. She has shared with the viewers her sad childhood, and the problems it has caused her in forming relationships. My God, give her a break! I hope ALL of her dreams and goals come true!

    And for the Countess? She is definitely stunning. I was surprised when she said she didn’t do well in the modeling field. She presents herself usually with pristine etiquette, but I too was offended by her problems with “introductions”. But, as to the comments on her children. They are both wonderful. Someone remarked on her daughters eating “style”, please! All children can be gross. And break dancing is not gay. that little boy is crying out for the companionship and affections of his mother/parents. The one message that I would give to LuAnn, is to curtail all of her nights out. Her children desperately want her attention. In just a few short years, they won’t want to even be around her.

    Well, as far as Alec and Simon, I will just remind everyone, if you have nothing nice to say, then say NOTHING! Please think about your words before you post them, because once you hit the submit button, you cannot take it back. BE KIND!

  20. Jillfan April 12, 2008 at 9:20 am #

    Why should we only say nice things?

    The moment these folks agreed to be on this show, they became fair game. No one held a gun to their heads. The only reason they did this show was because they believed there was something in it for them. And, well…you take the good with the bad. If you think too highly of yourself and assume the public will like you, you might be in for a real shock. If you happen to be complete dillweeds like Alex and Simon, God help you.

    The almost universal dislike of Alex and Simon tells me that people don’t like phonies, and they dislike unrepentant phonies even more. As far as I’m concerned, there can’t be too much derision heaped on this deluded duo. Ramona isn’t much better.

    I’ll meet you halfway and say that Jill is mostly enjoyable, and Bethanny and Luann have some redeeming value. But they, too, are open targets, and I can hardly argue with those who attack them as well.

  21. Miss D April 13, 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    Wow and I thought the OC Housewives were something else -these NYC gals bring it to a whole new level. It’s entertainig though – even if it means dwelling in the gutter for an hour a week – I’ll do it and repent later.

    Although I agree with Kimberly from Boston – picking on the kids is awful! However, the adults are fair game.

    Here’s my take on these housewives:

    Alex and Simon – Pretentious! Not to mention delusional…

    Ramona – two words – High School — oh yeah one more – funny (laughing at her ;) By far has brought the most entertainment value – OK so who’s counting words…

    Bethenny – Determined and funny (laughing with her)

    Jill – Good soul

    LuAnn – Watch her – she is a social detonator (and I’ll call her Mrs D if she calls me Miss D)

    And the men -

    Simon – See above as he is one of The Housewives
    Mario – Has his hands full – Husband of the Year!
    Jason – Handsome and likes his privacy
    Bobby – Smart! Lets Brad steal the attention (and the heat)
    The Count – He sure does travel a lot

    Can’t wait for the final episode! Got my box of wine chilling now.

  22. Diane April 13, 2008 at 7:25 pm #

    I knew that Alex and Simon where frauds during the first episode, their closet was full of wire hangers, how tacky. I like Bethenny, she seems genuine. I agree that the countess is stunning, the one with no class is definitely Ramona. At least Jill admitted that she had to marry and work her way into the social circles she is part of.

  23. J-9 April 14, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    In the latest promo, “Miss” Van Kempen asks if he is invited this time, with as much sarcasm as one could muster…! What an effing asshole. No, you weren’t invited to the ladies night out- you still have no clue about that. His wife, while discussing that invite, says she gave them ample time to tell her no…And yet she still pressed on ! I am glad those horrible photos have surfaced- Now that’s a Society page photo op I’d love to see !

  24. rett April 14, 2008 at 10:42 am #

    I think Tina must have some serious issues of her own, her post is down right malicious. SHE IS SCARY!!!! lighten up it’s only a TV reallity show, as far as Alex’s teeth go, all it took was one character to say something negative and all the other ghouls joined in. Rember 9/11 we are all suppposed to like each other.

  25. Shane April 15, 2008 at 7:06 pm #

    I never watched the RHoOC but I could not wait to watch the NY version when I saw the promos. I will miss them after the finale.

    Alex – her mouth reminds me of the Quizno’s Spongemonkeys from those weird commercials a few years back. Her co-dependent love affair with Simon is hard to believe. I also think she follows Simon’s lead with the social climbing and pretentiousness. Seems like a sweet lady with a good heart otherwise.

    Bethanney – quick-witted, sarcastic, in your face – cracks me up every episode. LOVE her. She can do better than Jason.

    Ramona – looks amazing for her age. I didn’t like her at first but then she grew on me. I quite like her now. She’s fun, confident and independent, and I love her passion for following and teaching her mother’s (excellent) advice.

    LuAnn – LUANN, Bethanny was right – get over yourself. Being introduced to the driver and leaving him hanging when he tried to shake your hand was not very nice…and spend more time with your son, he feels neglected.

    Jill- super sweet, the biggest heart, love her.

  26. PJ April 15, 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    Spell check? Anyone?

  27. Leigher April 16, 2008 at 11:23 am #

    My favorite personality is Jill……she is natural and direct. Good hearted and helpful but also strong and quick witted…..I wish she could be my friend…..here in Florida, it is not as classy…..but we try…absolutely Alex needs a cosmetic dentist…..and to spend money on her townhome not $4,000 dresses you can only wear once….

    Kudos to Jill for helping her daughter learn the business and how to be a self sufficent young lady…..

  28. raketegirl April 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    So does any one know the story on Alex’s nudie pics??? I’m assuming Alex and Simon won’t be back for a second season

  29. BostonIrishLady April 16, 2008 at 1:01 pm #

    I’ve watched all the shows to the end. Ramona was sicking on each show. What a piece of trash she is. I feel so sorry for her daughter and her husband. Her husband is nice looking, it’s a wonder he hasn’t strayed from that loud mouth classless monster.
    She really needs a make over, and to throw away any clothing she owns and start fresh, not at “19″ but with the idea that you’re in you’re 40′s instead.
    Quit the “air quotes” Ramona, you’re sicking enough without them.
    Great advice for her daughter, in case you’re relations falls apart, have you’re own money. Dosen’t seem she thinks to highly of her or any marrige. I could go on for hours about her.
    ___________________________________________
    Alex?????? Where’s her head at?
    ___________________________________________
    Love the other women. Jill, Luann, Bethenny you’re all great.
    No faking it with these three, their likable, funny, and true to themselves it seems.
    ________________________________________________
    I think Jill’s daughter is so pretty, such beautiful eyes.
    _________________________________________________Best to all of you, Ramona get some class, take lessons if needed, shut you’re mouth, rid the hair, rid the cloths, maybe see if you need some type of medications for you’re personality. You’re a train wreck.
    Best to her daughter. Poor child.

  30. BostonIrishLady April 16, 2008 at 1:03 pm #

    spell check—- Ramona dosen’t think (too) highly of her own marriage.

    *sorry

  31. Kristen April 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    I can not believe the last show & Alex’s kids. How are these two raising their children. The son is 4 and can hardly speak, looks filty all the time, so does her youngest. Does she ever brush their hair? (never mind cut it).

    My two are washed, brushed, and out with ironed cloths everyday. Even play days. It teaches them to respect themselves, feeling good about themselves, to be proud of themselves. (their not angels all the time, but they have wonderful manners, good grades, self respect).

    At the family dinner, Freakswa was destroying Bethenny’s boyfriends dinner. When ask if “they” let their kids play with food, the dad says yes???? They don’t even walk over to the kid to tell him its wrong and not polite, or even stop him. This can be done in a very quiet way, and done nicely. I have never hit my kids, but in public all I need to do is give
    “the look” if their misbehaving.

    Instead of speaking multi languages to these two babies, teach them English first. Teach them manners.
    Inside voice vs outside voice. ect…

    I once heard the father “ask” his son if if was okay to invite grown-ups to his birthday party. YOU don’t ask kids that. You are the grown-up.
    Of course you want you’re child to have his/her own opinions at a young age, but start with something like what color would you like to wear today or do you want a carrot or an apple. Not who’s going to run the party.

    Children humble you, I don’t think it has happen yet to these two, I feel Alex and her husband are in la la land, both are so self absorbed, their in for a rude awakening with their children.
    They should really sign up for some parenting classes.
    I am in shock over their kids.

    * Children learn what they live.

  32. mclean April 16, 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    LOL – This blog is soooo funny!

    I was beginning to like Alex and Simon, and then I saw their son’s behavior. UGHHH. What a terror! This kid needs to learn some manners. I cannot believing he was playing with an adult’s food.

    Ramona – UGHH, so tacky. What a barbie wannabe. Her hoochie clothes just age her. she is sooo classless. I like Mario and Avery, not sure how they put up with her.

    Jill – Funny, I like her L.I. accent

    Bethany – My favorite. Seems like a cool chick.

  33. SallyAnn April 16, 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    I loved this train wreck of a show. I can’t wait for season 2. Here is my take on the RHONYC:
    Ramona: She is self-centered and thus has no clue the other housewives despise her. Her erratic behavior is obviously a coke habit spinning out of control. She fancies herself a MILF….not even if she lost 30 pounds and did something with her hair. She lives vicariously through her daughter….much to her Avery’s horror. She does not think before she opens her ugly mouth. Her future:In and out of expensive rehabs still thinking she still has it.
    Alex and Simon: They appear to be identical twins where one of their sex change operations went horribly wrong. They are desperate to achieve the high social status they can neither afford nor deserve. They are phony wannabees who think they can buy class. Way out of their league. You two are not French so quit pretending you are. Their future: Bankruptcy and then killed by their socially screwed up children.
    Jill: She married well and will play the Jewish Diva role to perfection until the day she dies. She is a good mother and it it shows in her relationship with her daughter. She enjoys her time that needs only to be filled with Jillthings and Jilldoings. Her future:As the best grandma ever she will outlive her husband and many chihuahuas.
    Bethenny: She will never have her beloved Jason. She will never be a housewife…why are you on this show? Many were before him….many will follow. Hint: don’t pressure him for answers on national TV. He does not want to be grilled on RHNYC. She wants everyone’s advice but never listens to them. As long as there is tequila she will always make it through another day. Her future: “Hello, my name is Bethenny…I am a childless alcoholic”.
    LuAnn: The Countess is simply awesome. Although she needs to work on her parenting skills of all the Real Housewives she has the most class. She is not a backbiter. She either likes you or she doesn’t…she’s gracious either way….nothing phony about her. She is genuine…a real lady. All the housewives yearn for her friendship and acceptance. Her future:being a Countess, of course.

  34. domergurl April 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    Wow, Cobble Hill has a reason to be proud! The McCord/VanKempens must be lovely neighbors. Are all your houses wrecked like theirs? I thought Cobble Hill was a pretty exclusive place.

  35. Jackie April 20, 2008 at 5:40 pm #

    Wow! I am so glad that people picked up on this unbelievable show. I think that Alex and whats-his-name are two of the most fascinating people I ever witnessed on TV. The producers on Bravo MUST give these two their own show. Has anyone seen their website? Links below. Could these two be any more pathetic? First off – the teeth. There is no surer sign of a person’s background then by their teeth. She looks like a crack head from some trailer park in Florida. They have no social etiquette. They are worse than people who live in the projects but drive around in leased Land Rovers. The children are unbelievably ill-mannered, especially the eldest who has clearly been over praised by his vapid parents. The house, the house, the house. OMFG. . .

    http://www.mccordvankempen.com/

    Bethenney, Jill, and Luann are the show’s standouts. Ramona needs to get a grip that she is in her forties.

  36. Love This Site! April 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    i’m so glad i found this site! i’ve written my negtive opinions on the bravotv blog site, but they haven’t posted them. here there is no censor! i agree with everyone about the disgusting wannabees -alex and simon. if they want to be “society” they wouldn’t live in b’klyn! they wish they can live on the upper east side. i’m so glad that their brat has to go to a brooklyn public school. obviously the connections didn’t help. why not a private school in brooklyn heights? they aren’t good enough for that and can’t even afford the heights. their house is disgusting from the outside and just as bad inside. they are all about the exterior. i said even from the ads, that she is fugly.

    on the bravotv site, bettheny seems to be the hero. a few posts here praised her too. i live on the upper west side and know people who went to a bar with her to watch when she was fired from martha stewart’s apprentice. she shushed the whole bar and stood right near the tv. she is a media whore and a wanna be. my friend doesn’t know how she is so connected but she is so relentless, that she gets her way. i agree that she does look like a cockerspaniel. she also has a michael jackson nose job. it’s way too small for her big jawed face. she is also sour grapes that she doesn’t have what the other housewives have. she would love to have a house in the hamptons.

    i think jill is a materialistic jap. i give bettheny credit for going off on her at the dinner. all jill cares about are material things. she is the biggest show off of all. how is she a socialite? she loves showing off her invitations and how she can live anywhere she wants, and how the hamptons is for the wealthy, etc. she married an ugly older man who has a successful family business. she’s all about showing off.

    i thought it was funny that with all the chic restaurant in nyc, they went to china grill which is so old and played out. jill is so far from society. she is a jap from long island who social climbed. the real socialites that live in townhouses and pre-war buildings would never socialize with someone like her. she belongs in the 5 towns shopping at the roosevelt field mall.

    i watch the show because it is an entertaining trainwreck in spite of loathing these women. as a native new yorker, they are a complete embarrassment!

  37. NoCountessClub April 20, 2008 at 7:59 pm #

    It blew my mind how A&S didn’t stop Francois from playing with Jason’s food. Not to mention the way he was behaving overall! Disgusting! Ramona was right to be appalled! They are too cheap to pay their French Au-Pair to babysit. They shouldn’t have brought two little ones. I wish I knew how the show brought all these losers together. It’s obvious that Alex is younger and lives in Brooklyn, so how would she come in contact with Jill who is the introducer. That is never explained.

    Bettheny isn’t even married, so she’s not a “housewife” Jo from OC lived with her fiancee, and had a rock to prove it. Jason isn’t committed to her at all. Jo was the one backing off, Bettheny is chasing this poor guy. It was interesting to know that they have only been together 8 months and she is nagging him. Then again, if he isn’t ready now, he isn’t going to be. He must be rich, and knows that she is a high-maintenence gold digger. She acts so down to earth but with her fake tits, and nosejob and showing up at all these functions just to network, he is scared of that. He could do better.

    I don’t get where people think that the Countess is so down to earth. Her servant Roseann is raising her kids, so seem ok. It was so sad how her son wanted to come to dinner and made the comment how she is never there for taco night. She’s too good for taco night! The BS about the way she should be address is ridiculous. Bringing up her servant and the way she treated the driver was so pretentious. Of course Alex would love to be in that situation.

    I read a previous post that she was seen on the subway platform. Ha! Society women don’t take the subway!

    Jill may have married money, but she is not society as she brags about in every show.

    I have to say that Ramona makes her own money and I respect her for that. Her daughter seems well behaved, although not model material. I have to say that the only real woman on that show happens to be Ramona. She speaks her mind, but she isn’t pretentious and a social climber like Bettheny and Alex.

  38. Ozzygal April 22, 2008 at 8:38 am #

    to Love This Show:

    re Bethenny: “she is a media whore and a wanna be. my friend doesn’t know how she is so connected but she is so relentless, that she gets her way”

    I have met so many women like this in NY – relentless, ambitious, almost cut-throat. I think it’s what you have to do to get a foothold in this place, unless you are born to it and handed the gold key to the golden toilet of the family business. You have to admire her for absolutely going for it – then again, the cracks are showing – she is insecure, fractious and seems pretty lost on a moral plane.

    Still, more power to her! Why shouldn’t she go for it?

  39. Girlfromchicago April 22, 2008 at 10:26 pm #

    I just watched the finale. I cannot believe how mean Ramona and Bethenny are on TV and real life. I do not think that they can understand what it is like to be in a meaningful relationship. They need a lifetime of therapy. You guys are a really nice couple. I can understand what it is like to want to be with your spouse. You guys make a good team. The other housewives have no class. Money does not buy class. Good luck to you both. We in Chicago understand you :-)

  40. Ozzygal April 22, 2008 at 10:32 pm #

    Ramona is a psycho. I’m sorry, any doubts I may have had about that are gone after her perfomance on tonights finale show. She is a trashy, self-absorbed psycho. I also loved the elegant and ladylike way she got off the couch when she threw a fit and stormed off. Nice leg spread there, and the usual walking with the invisible watermelon between her legs.

    Obviously she has learned that if she pops her eyes, shouts and waves her arms around enough, she will get her way.

    TRASH, TRASH, TRASH!

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