Well, well – there are bigger troubles in the Big Apple than the horrendous weather! And that trouble is Bethenny Frankel. Why am I not surprised? LuAnn de Lesseps, who announced she’s “fully back” as a full-time Housewife this season, says Bethenny is at war with co-stars and it’s been a dramatic dynamic for the Real Housewives Of New York cast!
LuAnn maintains that she and Bethenny get along just fine, which is quite a departure from their previous relationship on-screen. “I didn’t know what it was gonna be like, I thought it was going to be awkward but it’s actually turned out to be good.”
She feels Bethenny brings an old-school RHONY vibe to the show. “We get along really well so it’s like old times … it’s kind of like the good old days of the Housewives,” LuAnn acknowledged.
Sonja Morgan has finally launched a business! Sadly it’s not a toaster oven. The Real Housewives Of New York star held a party and fashion show to celebrate the launch of Sonja Morgan New York Brands, which will make its official debut in Summer 2015. But the show was not without drama when Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel exploded into an argument during the runway show!
Sonja Morgan’s first foray into the fashion industry features a capsule collection of “essentials” featuring ready-to-wear, sportswear, evening wear, and swimwear as well as a jewelry line “echoing Sonja’s classic yet sexy style, her collection is vibrant and timeless.” It will be available in department stores and retail establishments this summer, according to Sonja, whose businesses have a way of disappearing on us!
Also on vacation in Miami and showing off a summer-ready bikini bod: Padma Lakshmi! Both women are spending some time on Miami beach, escaping the oppressing cold and snow of New York City! See all the photos below.
Kristen Taekmanis frustrated with Real Housewives Of New York! Although last season featured plenty of butting heads (and flung wine glasses), she believed the ladies really connected and had close friendships – this season with the addition of icy Bethenny Frankel and her demands, not so much!
While other Housewives have praised the show for returning to a more realistic format, Kristen doesn’t agree – and she also doesn’t necessarily agree that bringing Bethenny back into the mix was the right idea.
Andy started off reading a few Tweets that the Beverly Hills cast wrote tonight during the episode, including Brandi Glanville’s hostile huffing off because of the editing of the show. She wrote, “I’m getting off Twitter for tonight! You only see what they show that’s it ! Bye Felicia.”
LuAnn’s capsule collection The Countess Collection: Styled for Living was “inspired by her keen sense of travel wardrobe must-haves” and offers women “affordable fashions designed to make a statement for day and night.” LuAnn wore one of her designs on the RHONY reunion last season and had even the Housewives in designer (and Andy Cohen!) gushing about her fabulous she looked – in fact everyone thought she was wearing designer!