She Said She’s Nice, Damnit!
Posted by tinselkitty on April 12, 2011
This is the kind of thing that can end up with Jill plastering all her Skweez crap with “Team Jill”, just like Laverne used to put the big L on all her clothes so Shirley couldn’t wear them. For the last time (probably not) people aren’t going to like you just because you tell them to like you. You won’t win anyone back until you change your behavior. And, no, just stating that you’ve changed your behavior doesn’t cut it. For FSM’s sake, channel a little Tamra in your life and get some happy. No one likes a bitter Betty. Spend the next few months in opposite mode. Any time you feel like you should do something, do the exact opposite. If you’re not going to listen to your giant PR team, maybe you can give the free advice being flung at you by bloggers and commenters everywhere and stop fighting us.
From Page Six –
An episode of Andy Cohen‘s “Watch What Happens Live” turned into a replay of the disputed 2000 presidential election for Bravo when “Real Housewives of New York” star Jill Zarin challenged poll results.
“Watch What Happens” recaps recent Bravo shows and includes star interviews. The uproar began the other night when Cohen asked viewers to vote whether they were on “Team Jill,” supporting Zarin, or “Team Ramona,” in support of Zarin rival Ramona Singer.
When the results came back in favor of Ramona, Zarin flipped her lid, according to sources, and demanded a recount.
“They had a problem,” Zarin told Page Six. “My initial reaction was surprise, based on my own fans and how they were telling me they supported me. That night, we said, ‘We don’t think these numbers are right.’ ”
Sources told us that Zarin went so far as to tell Bravo she was getting her lawyer to “audit” the polling numbers. But the “Real Housewife” told us she didn’t go that far.
“I didn’t call a lawyer at 2 in the morning,” Zarin joked, apparently meaning the hour when she’d have had to jump into action — although the show is over at 11:30 p.m. “To do that, I’d have to have the best attorney in the world, who’d take that call at 2 in the morning even if I wasn’t in jail.”
A Bravo rep admitted that the network did find voting irregularities but said the problem was not more widespread: “There was a calculation error. It has been corrected and won’t happen again.” The rep said votes were tabulated by a third party, not by Bravo.
Meantime, after all the drama, Zarin still lost. The recount moved her from getting support from 22 percent of fans to 41 percent.
Cohen went on the air Sunday and publicly corrected the tally, admitting that Zarin did not lose by a landslide.