Making herself comfortable in the den of shrews on this season’s Real Housewives of New York, Dorinda Medley weighs in on All Things Confrontation in her Bravo blog this week. Claiming to feel more part of the group lately, Dorinda cites the ladies’ Atlantic City trip as the catalyst for girl bonding. “I’m starting to feel ‘familiar’ around them, if that makes any sense,” says Dorinda. Yes. Familiarity usually ensues after seeing your castmate’s snatch on the dance floor, then taking care of her drunkety-drunken carcass afterward. She adds, “The sheen of being a ‘NY Housewife’ isn’t entirely there anymore, because I’m one of them, you know? During and after the Atlantic City trip, I started to feel more comfortable, more at ease, and more like ‘one of the girls.’ Considering how they carry on sometimes, I’m not quite sure if that is a positive or a negative just yet. Maybe a little of both?”
Moving on to Ramona Singer’s birthday bash, Dorinda points out that “Ramona is great about having the never-ending birthday that never ends (redundancy intended),” adding, “In reality, her birthday is November 18, but the celebrations start shortly after Halloween and continue throughout the month of November, Thanksgiving be damned. It’s like Ramona Heritage Month. Our next stop on the birthday train was at Fishtail with ALL of her friends. And I mean ALL of them.” As one of the Upper East Side elite, Dorinda gives us her take on Ramona’s 30 closest friends: “These girls run the Upper East Side with an iron fist. They basically buy out every season at Bergdorf’s before it makes it to the floor. They’re a fun crowd—colorful characters—and Bethenny was right: It’s like the Cantina’s greatest hits from Star Wars. Of course, they’re all jockeying to be Princess Leia, though c’mon, Ramona’s the birthday girl. We know she’s the princess in our midst. After all, it is November…”
Last night on Real Housewives Of New York some Housewives celebrated moving forward while other Housewives trudged back through the treacherous waters of their murky pasts. Tru-Renewal vs. Tru-Regression, y’all!
It’s Ramona Singer‘s birthday – you may think that this is just a day where Ramona gets a cake and an extra glass of wine. But oh no – it’s a sacred celebration – a week-long festivus of Turtle Timing which culminates with a fatuous lunch of wine spritzers, steamed veggies, and timid licks of icing from the tip of a knife. The ladies of the UES trek to their mecca, bestowing gifts of wine and Gucci (or hoochie – which is what Sonja Morgan brought), to place at the feet of their goddess Turtlephenia: Ramona of The Pinot, who is bedecked in gold like a shimmering bottle of pinot.
According to the documents, Bethenny had a net worth of $22 MILLION, with assets valued at nearly $612,000, when she and Jason signed their prenup in 2010. And this was before Bethenny sold Skinnygirl for a reported $100 million. At prenup time, Jason was reportedly worth $475,000.
Two years later, Bethenny‘s gross annual salary was listed as $4,011,726 on her W2 forms. At that time, Bethenny and Jason each had their own checking and savings accounts, a joint checking account, a joint brokerage account, and a 529 college savings account for their daughter Bryn.
Even though Bethenny Frankel basically told Sonja Morgan her life is a disastrous mess and she’s living in a delusional fantasy world, Bethenny insists the two are in a “good spot” and still friends.
“I think I was being supportive,” the Real Housewives Of New York star says,of her sit-down with Sonja in Atlantic City – which is the first of many! “It’s compassion,” Bethenny elaborated. “There’s a whole trajectory with Sonja and I this season,” said Bethenny.
As for the dramatic, heartbreaking episode, Bethenny feels it was a great example of RHONY at its finest.”I thought the show, overall, was really funny. People thought it was one of the best episodes,” she quipped. I kinda agree.
First of all when I am 50, I hope and pray I look as fabulous as Luann de Lesseps. Oh did I mention – Lu turned 50 and celebrated her birthday this past weekend with friends – and her ex-boyfriend Jacques Azoulay!
Despite the fact that Jacques threw the Real Housewives Of New York star’s “Fifty Shades Of Fabulous” birthday fete, Luann insists the two have remained friends and there is no rekindling of romances, but they certainly looked cozy in photos from Luann’s celebration!
If you want to take a trip down a rambling rabbit hole of nonsensical hootenanny, than read Sonja Morgan‘s blog. Luckily I am here to do the dirty work for you. In the Tolstoyian length (for Bravo) diatribe about the Real Housewives Of New York trip to Atlantic City, her issues with alcohol and Heather Thomson, Sonja displaces blame, sheds light on how she promotes people, and raves about her fabulous lifestyle in Gstaad – where her smoky eye reigns supreme. Supreme disillusioned.
This is the delusional song that doesn’t end…
“Girls may want to have fun, but I guess Housewives just want to have drama,” Sonja begins. She goes on to “address” the situation that happened outside her home when she had two angry housewives and one shell-shocked Dorinda Medley hovering against the cold outside her vestibule while she explained to her interns the different uses for panties (rain water catchment if ever strange in the Alps with nothing but a smokey eye to keep you warm!).
Heather Thomson was understandably upset about being banished to the street to await Lady Morgan as she leisurely prepared to leave for Atlantic City. Heather insists she wouldn’t have minded waiting, but she does mind the lack of courtesy they were shown. Apparently Lady Morgan’s manners went along with her money! Heather also has some words for Bethenny Frankel!
“I totally understand running late. I’m usually not the best at being on time, and there never seems to be enough hours for all the things I try to jam into my day. I get it,” the Real Housewives Of New York star acknowledges. “I don’t like to pick on people about things like this, either. We were all given a time to meet at Sonja’s–10am. She wasn’t ready, and Bethenny was going to be late, too.
“The kind and hospitable thing to do at this point would have been to invite your guests into your home to wait, not leave them standing in the cold rain for over an hour. What happened to common courtesy and manners?” wonders Heather.