Andy Cohen leaves volatile ex-RHONY star out of 100th episode tribute
Jill Zarin might no longer be a cast member on The Real Housewives of New York, but that isn’t keeping her completely out of the drama.
For the 100th episode tribute being hosted by Andy Cohen on his show, Watch What Happens Live, Cohen decided to skip inviting Jill Zarin to reminisce about the Housewives' favorite feuds and memories. Fans are not happy about the fact that Cohen did invite his buddy Bethenny Frankel. One said, "If you’re going to do a show revisiting the years of the New York ladies, you need to address the epic Bethenny Frankel/Jill fight and you need to get more than just Bethenny’s side."
Another commented, "It’s unfair and Jill is baffled as to why Andy is holding a grudge. She would have been happy to have been interviewed."
Well, Zarin is brushing that dirt right off her shoulder. The New York Daily News caught up with her at New York Fashion Week and her rep said, “Unfortunately, she’s working on a movie now, and the movie studio prohibits her from talking about anything Housewives. She’s actually an actress now! She has a new movie coming out in October."
Not only can she not talk about the reality show, but her rep said the movie studio prevented her from talking about Frankel, too. And while that sounds a little fishy to me, good for her for moving on and making moves.
And if you’re wondering if Frankel even brings up her feud with Zarin, the NY Daily News mentioned they have seen Cohen’s show and said Frankel had this to say about her frenemy: "I was like, 'Whoa. This is one cunning bitch.' It was clear that she wanted people to hate me, and it completely backfired… Pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered, and that’s how it goes."
Wow. That is an interesting analogy.
The tribute show, which will air Thursday night, includes current and former Housewives Kelly Bensimon, Aviva Drescher, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Kristen Taekman and Heather Thomson.
As for Zarin, she got around her rep by tweeting a little shade for her former "friends," saying, "'Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.' Helen Keller."