A former reality television star was put in her place twice in the past few days, but she also got a lot of publicity, which may be what she wanted.
Examiner.com reports that Jill Zarin, who starred in the first four seasons of “Real Housewives of New York City,” got in trouble with Barbra Streisand — or at least with her people. The incident followed another embarrassing encounter in which she was reportedly denied a perk because she’s no longer a TV star.
On Thursday, Streisand sang at a benefit in Hollywood for the Israel Defense Forces, which Zarin attended. She videotaped portions of Streisand’s performance and posted them on YouTube, according to the report. The videos were shot without permission and Streisand’s representatives had Zarin remove them from YouTube within hours.
Zarin later tweeted about the incident, writing, "Someone from Barbra Streisand’s company just called my store to tell me to take down my YouTube video or they will sue me. Is that nuts? Sorry guys. I took it down!"
The story circulated on the Internet and made tabloids such as the National Enquirer. It was a double dose of negative publicity for Zarin, after the New York Post had reported a day earlier that she was told at a New York eatery that she couldn’t get free food for her party because she’s no longer a reality television star.