Ramona Singer has returned to Real Housewives Of New York a very different woman. In the midst of an acrimonious divorce from Mario, her husband of 22-years, Ramona is embracing a new perspective, so she claims, but at her core she’s still the same Pinot – over-reacting, spazzing, and popping crazy eyes. Which means she’s still battling Bethenny Frankel! Still, there’s a softer side now, one that is cherishing friendships and mending old wounds. Oh, and “keeping the company of men” (which is a “dignified” way of saying “dating” in Pinot’s world).
First, combining old friendships with new Housewives. “Dorinda [Medley] and I always had a special connection, and it was wonderful to have her at my home. People come into your life at different times and for different reasons,” describes Ramona. “Having Dorinda around has been so helpful with the ending of my marriage with her understanding, concern, warmth, and support.”
It’s good news for Fredrik Eklund and his husband Derek Kaplan. The Million Dollar Listing New York star is about to become a father! Fredrik and Derek have revealed they are due to have a daughter via their surrogate. And they already have a name picked out for their little girl.
Due “very soon,” Fredrik shares that he and Derek are more than ready to be first-time fathers. “I’ve always known that I would have a daughter and that her name would be Milla,” gushed NYC’s number 1 realtor. “It’s been the goal for the majority of my adult life.”
Last night the ladies of Real Housewives Of New York hit the Hamptons, where the very homeless Bethenny Frankel invited everyone over to her house for brunch only to be told by Ramona Singer that brunch was her jurisdiction and no one wants to eat out of the Skinnygirl trashcan parked in the alley behind Bethenny’s summer home. Home is where the heart isn’t!
Everyone was in the Hamptons for Luann de Lesseps‘ yardsale and to see her new home, which is fabulous, cozy, elegant, sophisticated – it definitely seems like Lu! And it has the added benefit of containing a live-in hottie mcjr chef whom Carole Radziwill, in her tomato red pants turned beet red over, as she flirted shamelessly. She was laying on the single and ready to mingle vibes thicker than a beefsteak tomato paired with mozzarella.
Heather Thomson and Carole escorted Lu to her yardsale, where eager fans were snapping pics of the Countess’ used linens and other finery. Luann looked like she was trying to hold it all together, as she ended up reneging on a couple pieces and purchasing them herself. In the middle of the auction in waltzed Ramona who was staying at her own Hamptons home with Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan.
OK, I’m kidding. But seriously – where was this so-called 11th hour smoking gun we were supposed to be getting?! Can I get a RHOBH reunion refund? I was fully preparing myself for the news that Kim and Kingsley had gotten married in Vegas and were having a child using Brandi Glanville as a surrogate.
But no… apparently the big drama was Lisa Rinna had a momentary lapse where she morphed into Brandi and threatened to F–k Kim up via text. Wielding f-bombs and empty threats is hardly exciting news – Kim and Brandi do it habitually to the point that it’s the almost menopause mama who cried “F–k!”
Last Tuesday the ladies of RHONY celebrated the premiere of season 7 with a bash at OA Bar & Grill in Tribeca. And they had reason to celebrate: Zap2It reveals that ratings for this season are already great! Revamped RHONY scored 2.2 million viewers, which is double-digit growth from the season 6 premiere, and combined with part 2 of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion, earned Bravo its best Tuesday night of 2015.
Adam Carolla‘s wife Lynette was the most recent guest on Brandi Glanville‘s Unfiltered podcast. The long-time acquaintances (and fellow podcasters) talked the good and bad of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, the reunion, season finale, and the Amsterdam trip, plus behind-the-scenes casting details, and vented about Brandi’s hypocritical co-stars and online “bullies.” They also chatted Celebrity Apprentice, which Adam also participated in. Brandi weighed in on how reality TV affects marriages, and the ladies gabbed about dating JR and divorce!
Immediately they start discussing the the season finale party. Lynette is unequivocally Team Brandi and was a fan from day 1. Lynette believes Brandi was “thrown under the bus” by Lisa Rinna during the whole Kim Richards needs an intervention conversation. “I never would have said it,” Brandi insists, blaming Rinna for twisting her words. “It’s like, that’s not what I said, you said it first! They even played it over [on the finale] but it’s like it never happened!”
Those of you familiar with Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition may remember the name Haley Huelsman. The 13-year-old appeared in the second season of Abby Lee Miller‘s competition spinoff, which segued into Haley’s appearances on Dance Moms, and included erupting into a feud with Abby herself! Oh, Abby feuding with a teenager – is this even news at this point? Or is this like a dance world rite of passage?
Haley’s mom Melanie is speaking out about the drama with Abby and why Haley ultimately decided to join Cathy Nesbitt-Stein‘s Candy Apples. Interestingly Melanie shares that Cathy, Abby’s notorious rival and Dance Moms chief villainous (other than the moms of course), is very different off-camera!
This former Real Housewife has been hard at work! Lea Black’s novel, Red Carpets & White Lies, parallels her own life and is a behind-the-scenes exposé of the glitzy Miami social scene!
Red Carpets & White Lies, the first of the former Real Housewives Of Miami star’s planned trilogy, tells the story of Leigh White, a Miami-socialite, who is known for her fabulous charity balls, which she plans as she navigates drama with friends and pseudo-friends, and Lea’s book gives us all a glimpse at the sometimes very scandalous world of “Miami’s rich and shameless!”