Oh, Sonja Morgan, how badly she wants to be the voice of reason as this season of Real Housewives of New York comes to a close. It’s been entertaining to say the least! I’ll give it to Sonja…when she’s sober, she at least tries to keep the peace. She’s fiercely loyal to Ramona Singer, and sometimes–sometimes–she even makes sense when discussing the drama among her co-stars!
Poo-pooing the idea that ghost writing allegations should cause such a hullabaloo, Sonja begins, “At this point, I am numb to the whole BookGate debate. I am not on anyone’s side, I just hope that both books are bestsellers and that Carole [Radziwill] and Aviva [Drescher] are making enough money to pay the bills with their books because BookGate has definitely taken an emotional toll on their friendship. I know that they were close and had great times together. In fact, Carole was once the godmother to Aviva’s daughter. How can this come between them? Such contention over the accusations! I don’t know why they let it get so heated. It’s not worth it! I just hope that they can forgive each other at some point. As you get to know someone, you get to see their strengths and weaknesses — and you have to accept those if you’re going to be friends.”
She reveals, “I was surprised when the girls laughed at me discussing my ability to forgive and voicing my Christianity. I think that it is one of the reasons that I can live my own life and not worry about everyone else’s or the grass being greener. It’s all relative. We are on Earth for such a short time. I am enjoying every day of my life. I am grateful for the family and friends that I have and my beautiful daughter.”
The Ramona–Mario–Kasey saga has gone on for months with Kasey seeking attention from the tabloids while Mario was working on his marriage to the Real Housewives Of New York star, but now that she has him, the drama continues! Ramona called 911 yesterday afternoon to report to NYPD that Kasey is stalking her!
After ardently defending Mario during the Real Housewives Of New York reunion taping, which at the time was genuine, Ramona realized Mario had been reconnecting with mistress Kasey Dexter and decided enough was enough.
Ramona initially filed for divorce from Mario in January after he was outed as having an affair. Ramona and Mario then decided to give things another shot. “We were working very hard on our relationship and making great progress,” Ramona confessed, revealing that the couple had been in therapy for 15 weeks. That explains her counseling Aviva at the reunion!
As the tail-end of the reunion, the drama was lackluster as all the mini-feuds were unscabbed and reargued part deux. At the center of most of the messes is Aviva Drescher. Among her many issues, she insists she was paying Carole Radziwill a compliment when she said, “At least I’m not 50 years old…” during their bookgate argument. Apparently in the convoluted twisted land of Avicious’ mind saying that someone is 50 and alone is a compliment, because she actually thought they were older. Ramona Singer, tact police, tut-tuts that even in a pinot-laced haze she knows that’s no compliment. That’s Aviva’s MO, to make a nasty comment and then claim the other person misconstrued it and she was actually trying to say xyz…
Avicious‘ other MO is to drop classicist epithets. Last night’s recipient was Heather Thomson. Aviva is appalled by Heather’s use of the phrase “mother f–ka” because Aviva says it sounds “gangster” and Heather did not grow up in the ghetto – nor has she been to prison. Apparently those are the only places people learn such language. Which confuses me because didn’t Aviva tell Kristen Taekman to “shut the F–k up“? Was Aviva in prison unbeknownst to us? She should be! Or perhaps Vassar was teaching a Ghetto Language Course? Needless to say Heather is offended by Aviva’s ignorance.
Perhaps it was a coincidence that the very same day a photo of Mario and mistress Kasey Dexter was released in the tabloids, or perhaps Ramona did not want to spill details at the reunion because she was hoping to sell her divorce story to a tabloid?
Sources assert that Ramona’s true reason for trying to shut down the conversation was she was shopping the story around to several major news organizations and did not want to give away the story for free at the reunion. At the time of taping the couple had been separated for weeks after a disastrous vacation to try and repair their marriage, as well as several arguments over Ramona’s drinking and behavior. However, after Ramona’s failed attempt to make money off her tragedy, she decided to just drop the bomb on twitter.
Avicious Drescher is like a dog with a bone – she simply cannot stop shooting herself in her last remaining foot. Pun intended! Nor can she stop sticking that last remaining foot in her mouth.
After throwing Carole Radziwill‘s career under the bus, and throwing her leg in after, Aviva still refuses to stop “giving her side of the story” about bookgate. Last week Carole gave an interview revealing some behind-the-scenes situations on Real Housewives of New York, including more of her debate with Aviva over who actually wrote What Remains. Well of course Aviva had to chime in, which sadly only served to make herself look even worse and more delusional in the process.
Aviva claims, “I used the term ‘word on the street’ was because I wanted to protect my sources. I didn’t want to name the sources. There was somebody at Simon & Schuster, who I did name and I did tell Carole the name of that person, and I’m happy to tell you: It’s Tricia Boczkowski. I named that on-air, and it just didn’t go in. She had told me. There was somebody very, very close to John F. Kennedy Jr. — very close — who told me.”*
So after a dramatic season with the ladies, where does Carole stand about coming back for another round? Does she really want to deal with Aviva and Sonja again? In a new must read interview, Carole is an open book, talking about the other ladies and some surprising behind the scenes production scoop.