It has only been 7 months since season 7 ended, but in just four weeks The Real Housewives of New York are heading back to our screens for an 8th season! I’m a tiny bit disappointed since April has been the starting time for new seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey, but it’s looking like we’ll have to wait until later summer or fall for that premiere. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to have RHONY back (even if it’s without one of my favs, Heather Thomson).
Speaking of Heather, her efforts to help Sonja Morgan with her toaster oven empire may not have been a waste of time! Sonja dished this week that there is still a very good chance we’ll see these ovens up for sale.
Sonja chatted with Forbes recently and shared that the toaster oven is still on the table. Although her reasons for putting it on hold are a little …interesting. Sonja admitted, “Oh yeah, it’s always been in the works. I clearly have a prototype made, which you saw on the show. What was initially started with Heather on the show was getting a brand ID and a logo.”
Sonja sexy J Morgan revealed the reason we haven’t seen it yet is because of the advice given to her by a professor at FIT. “He said I should start with a fashion brand because I am fashion and start with an international lifestyle brand because I have homes all over the world and I’m a jetsetter and attend events all over the world and you have an international group of friends and clientele. So when he did the brand ID, it made a lot of sense not to come out with the toaster first.” I can almost feel Bethenny and Heather’s brains exploding as they read this ‘explanation.’
THE NEW GIRL
With Heather Thomson and Kristen Taekman not returning for season 8, we have a newbie on board. As we told you back in September, Julianne Wainstein is joining the NY crew via her friendship with Dorinda Medley. Julianne is now officially the only RHONY cast member who is married. Her husband is Michael Wainstein, a successful investor who founded the Private Capital Group and used to be partnered up with Derek and Daniel Koch on their infamous Night and Day brunches, until things went awry. Julianne is an event planner and businesswoman who used to work in fashion and graduated from FIT. We can’t wait to get to know her!
P.S. Can I grumble for a minute that Bravo just photoshopped Julianne in on last year’s cast photo? I look forward to new pictures every season, but I guess they’re going the Atlanta route and recycling photos…
HOW RAMONA GOT HER GAME BACK
Luann de Lesseps can have her sloppy seconds, because Ramona Singer has found herself a new man (and hopefully this one hasn’t dated her co-stars). She posted a few pictures of her new guy on Twitter and Instagram. She captioned this one “Love a handsome man #PuppyLove #excited #sweet.” And “Nothing like a #sweet16 #kiss from a handsome man.” Looks like Ramona finally figured out how to close the deal. 😉
This new mystery man is down with turtle time, partying with the ladies in Miami and even makes an appearance in the Instagram video below.
Divorce has never looked so good – Ramona has been glowing since calling it quits with Mario!
UPDATE: This is apparently not a “new guy” for Ramona, but he is just a hottie that she had some fun with during their trip to Florida. 😉
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN THE NEW SEASON OF RHONY?
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