After having her career questioned along with her integrity – and having to put up with a season of Sonja Morgan‘s delusions, Carole has had enough and is calling BS on this season’s shenanigans!
First she outs Sonja as a liar who tried to make LuAnn de Lesseps look bad for her own benefit! Carole reveals that Sonja’s revisionist history about her sprained leg and chasing Harry down the street to claim her one true love! “Sonja may have run through the streets of New York chasing Harry (which, she didn’t) but then she fell and sprained her ankle, drunk in the same club with Harry and LuAnn and Heather [Thomson] and Jonathan,” Carole states.
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“But I admit, Sonja’s version was way better: The charming rogue playboy, the scorned woman running through the streets after a man who proposed to propose to her. She was trailing drama and a fishtail longer than a four-act play. The only thing, is that it wasn’t what happened,” Carole recalls. “Yet, Sonja has no trouble throwing her friend LuAnn under the bus. Implying she had slept with her pre-fiance. Wow.”
And that is just one of the many reasons Carole is not ‘Team Sonja‘ – as if you need a reason not to be. Ugh. Carole is not Team Sonja because her brain works. “What the hell? I’m not on Team Sonja? I should have known. She did make this clear in the first episode when she thought it was fine to trash talk my career behind my back,” Carole recounts.
“And then later when, instead of shutting down gossip about my ex-boyfriend, she fanned the flames (even implying she slept with him). A girl’s girl she is not. So, yeah. No. Sonja doesn’t want me on her team and that’s OK with me. Her team is really crowded. Healers, psychics, facialists, surgeons, acupuncturists, feng shui experts, dog groomers, image gurus. And, of course. . .interns. Me? I travel light.”
Carole also points out the obvious and explains that neither she nor Heather are actors. “I suppose that’s why we’re on a reality show and not Mad Men. Because we don’t act. There seems to be a theme emerging.” But they are good friends! True and earnest friends. And we can tell reality from pseudo reality Bravo. You think we can’t, but oh we can.
Finally Carole reacts to a season worth of dealing with Avicious Drescher. In which Carole makes a very interesting reveal concerning what she can reveal about Aviva! Somebody is afraid of the truthy-wuthy getting out (hint: it’s not Carole).
“Yes, it was hard to take Aviva’s 50 percent lung capacity asthma with any seriousness. It’s not because we’re a bunch of insensitive cows, it’s quite the opposite,” Carole insists. “We spent two months listening to her talk about all her ailments. She probably is sick. But it doesn’t keep her from traveling. I would tell you how I know this (other than common sense) some other time because apparently there’s a gag order.” Gag order! What’s this you speak of?
“I did have to laugh when Sonja outed Aviva’s boob job. So her leg actually isn’t the only fake thing about her, but luckily it was the only fake thing she threw on the floor.”
Carole continues, “I took her doctor’s business card. Hey, why not? You never know when you’ll need a note to get out of gym class. Apparently he’s a ‘doctor to the stars,’ and we all know what that means. That’s the doc who will write letters for celebrities saying they suffer from dehydration and exhaustion or mercury poison to get them out of a movie deal or going to rehab.” Or when they suffer from acid reflux asthma to get them out of Montana and The Berkshires.
“Aviva said I protested too much about her accusations of ghostwriting? She asked me at lunch and I said, ‘No.’ And that was it. Remember, this was taped. Then, yes, I got spit angry at her and defended myself when she belittled my accomplishments, trashed my novel, impugned my relationship with my late husband’s family and ridiculed my age (Hello??? I’m not much older than her and look 10 years younger. Snap.). I called her some names. It wasn’t my finest moment. But sh– happens,” Carole says.
“If she thinks I protested too much, let’s look at what she does to convince us she has acid reflux asthma. She starts to use an inhaler at every moment. She carries around a weekend bag full of her medicine ready to throw at anyone who dares to question her. She hauls around medical reports, business cards, and chest X-rays (to diagnose asthma, seriously?). She brings a doctor’s note with her wherever she goes and she regales us with all her other medical illnesses including a bout of Legionaire’s disease that she mistook for a summer cold. Instead of saying, ‘You don’t believe me? Too bad.’”
And of course, that leg toss happened. Oh it did. And, of course, it was premeditated. “As you could see, she was very excited to throw her leg down. After all, she’d been planning it. She even asked Harry earlier if he would carry her out of Le Cirque,” Carole shares. “Sadly, he said, ‘Absolutely not.’”
As it happened, Aviva threw it anyway. “We were all corralled over to that table several times. I got up to leave and had to sit back down. Heather was right. Let’s get this thing over with and go home. She was waiting for one of us to call her fake and when we didn’t she threw her leg down anyway.”
“I’m glad we gave her the opportunity to do it. It obviously was very important to her,” Carole says. “I gave it back to her because it was lying there on the floor and I felt a flash of empathy. Empathy for a woman I cared about once a long, long time ago. And there you have it. A leg on the floor of Le Cirque.”
Hmmm… all of this makes me thinks Carole is over reality TV and may not be returning next season. She clearly only went on the show as some sort of anthropological experience and to promote her book, of course, but after this season in which Aviva questioned her career and integrity and the drama got so nasty and vitriolic, I’m sensing that Carole is done! I will miss her witty commentary. And her blogs. She needs to write them no matter what.
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