Our third addition of Throwback Thursday, Good Tea’s new weekly tradition of digging through vintage Bravo blogs is Jill Zarin’s 2009 recap of the iconic RHONJ table flip. It’s hilariously Jill Zarin, just read it in her voice and it will remind you how much we need her back:
"I can't help but focus on Danielle. I have said in the past that I don't like four against one and try to be impartial. I do call it the way I see it. She decides after the book has been discovered to tell her children for the FIRST TIME that it exists and that the only three things are true: She was a stripper, got arrested and changed her name. I need to STOP here first. She casually said these three things when in fact each one individually is extremely damaging and life changing. Changed her name? Who does that? I can think of only two reasons. 1. Witness protection or 2. Plea-bargaining with the "feds" and turning in major drug dealers for a deal. Either is extremely dangerous. What normal person would risk their safely and privacy after going through the effort of changing their name? CHANGING YOUR NAME? Just think about that for a second. She risked everything for money and fame. Now her ex husband really does have grounds to take custody of the girls. She has put her children in possible imminent danger. I am the queen of accountability so here we go.
At dinner Danielle, you told Teresa to LISTEN and that only two things in the book were true: Getting arrested and the name change. So what happened to being a stripper? Did you forget? Or did you want to try to humiliate Theresa and talk down to her? "Pay attention please." But Teresa surprised you, didn't she? I think Teresa was the popular girl in high school and probably had one boyfriend. I also think she was the jealous type and would scratch out the eyes of any girl that looked at her man (she still would for her husband) and that is the girl she became when she flipped the table. "No one puts baby in the corner" comes to mind right now. I digress...sorry.
I noticed the nice car Danielle was driving. Did she pay for that or was it a "gift"? She complains how tight money is. Where does she get it all? An 11,000 sq. foot home costs at least 100k to keep up (taxes, landscaping, insurance, utilities.) If she doesn't work and her ex and ex ex do not give her money, how does she support her family? Just curious. There is just too much for me to go over so I will continue with the "nuggets" I uncovered or should I say the fans uncovered online tonight (you know who you are!) Did anyone notice the pocketbook that Danielle walked into the restaurant with? Where did the "book" come from?
Teresa tries to have fun with Danielle and engages in a very uncomfortable conversation about her sex life to make her comfortable and to make her laugh, because sex is all Danielle talks about every episode. All Danielle was thinking of was how to pick a fight with everyone.
The evening started off warm and loving. No one could have anticipated the trouble Danielle was about to start. I know I sound like I hate Danielle, but I call it the way I see it. Danielle would like to pull the "victim" card out, but I won't let her. She is NOT a victim. A victim would not take out a book (that certainly did NOT fit in the pocketbook she walked in with) that supposedly is full of lies and openly show the cover on national TV in front of millions of viewers unless she was stupid and Danielle is anything but stupid. She could have easily had the same discussion PRIVATELY without the children in the room anytime or anyplace (even with cameras rolling.) But to do this in front of her own kids shows her to be a narcissist who only wants to be famous at any and all costs. She openly threatened all of the ladies on national TV ("I'll be knocking on your door and I won't come alone") and quite honestly I would get a restraining order against her. I wouldn't let her within 100 feet of my house or family. I have met people like her before. She looks normal. Could you have EVER imagined the story she admitted to? If she admitted to being a stripper, being arrested and changing her name, imagine what the truth really is. She says the book was written about her and never thought to mention to her children after she signed on for a TV Show? She has been threatening in past episodes, but this one is the icing on the cake.
I hear now that Danielle is spinning this. I hear she has become an advocate for battered women. Really? Is lying, living off rich men, not working, picking a fight with grown women in front of your children the first things that come to mind for your book tour?
There are people who will read this and say why is Jill getting involved in this and blogging. Bobby asked me the same question. I guess I feel very protective of the Housewives brand and want fans to know that I do not condone some of the behavior of ladies on other shows and like to call them out on their lies."
Read the whole recap here!
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