Former The Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin has been making headlines lately because she is claiming that Bravo should pay her money for finding superstar and business mogul Bethenny Frankel, who ended up becoming a big part of the show. Many believe that this is just another publicity stunt to get in the news. However, Bravo may not agree with giving her extra money now that she is fired. But Bravo's Andy Cohen does support her claims that she brought the network's attention to Bethenny and even Ramona. Ah, there you go Zarin! You get credit, but don't expect more money!
"Jill helped us cast Bethenny and Ramona," Andy Cohen shared recently. "She absolutely did." He has no problem admitting that Jill found the women, but the credit seems to be all she is getting. She can pack her wishes away for a commission paycheck. "I don't get a commission for it," said Cohen. "She's done very well from the show, so that's her commission. But she did [help cast them]. She absolutely can take credit for finding Bethenny and Ramona." How could Zarin possibly argue that one? But she will probably to go a tabloid and twist Andy's words to get even more publicity.
Ramona is the only surviving cast member on The Real Housewives of New York that Jill found. Jill herself has been fired from the show, despite having the highest-rated season last season. "They had their highest-rated season last season, so it's a credit to Jill, Alex, Kelly, everybody, that entire group," Cohen shared. However, he believes that their paychecks should be enough credit.
So why would Bravo fire the women who reportedly resulted in the highest-rated season? Well, the fans wanted a new cast and a huge change in the show. Although Jill wants credit, fans don't want Jill. And Andy listened to fans.