This week's reality TV viewer numbers are in – and an impressive 2.206 million watched the Basketball Wives L.A. reunion, bringing its season average to 2.055 million. Sadly, only 861,000 fans bothered with the Southern Charmreunion, but we hope the season finale's 1.21 million and the season average of 943,000 is enough to get it renewed.
Let's take at trip, shall we? Will y'all travel with me to Long Island? Wait, no. How about Staten Island? Nah, that's not right either. Okay, who is up for an all expenses paid trip to Scary Island? Yes, I'd say we're all familiar with that destination!
On last night's episode, Kristen learned what happens when you try and take on Ramona Singer. I mean how dare Kristen call out Ramona for something that she did? Did she not get the memo before the season started that Ramona can do and say, what Ramona wants to do or say, and the other housewives are not supposed to point that out. I say, "Go Kristen!", it is about time somebody pointed out the double standard that is Ramona. And the fact that she does it calmly and sanely, is just icing on the cake.
Did the entire cast of Real Housewives of New York lose their minds (I mean, that's insinuating they had minds to begin with, but…) – someone must have spiked the pinot! Sonja Morgan is in hot water – and I don't mean in the spa hot tub. She's got a mess of financial issues that are literally drowning her. Because Ramona Singer has issues of her own, she's decided to ignore them and focus all of her animosity on taking care of Sonja. It doesn't bode well for Ramonja! Is Turtle Time dead? (Please say yes!).
Sonja has a pool day, so she and her intern hit up the local Whole Foods some refreshments and then hire a the DJ/Bar Tender. The guests? Sonja, Aviva Drescher, and Ramona. Yes – Sonja hired a DJ and bar tender for this. "If you don't feel decadent, you're doing something wrong!" Sonja explains. Something wrong like spending money on things like DJs when your iPod playlist will do just fine? Something like that decadence? #ThisIsWhyYoureBankrupt
Apparently Ramona doesn't care about those lettersMario's mistress, Kasey Dexter, is leaking to the tabloids about her amazing sex life with Mario. Perhaps Ramona was sipping on the pinot when she made her trip to the courthouse to file – or perhaps she's sipping on the pinot now because Ramona and Mario just spent a romantical weekend together celebrating his birthday. Modern romance…
Tom Murro shares with us that Ramona has had a "change of heart" concerning Mario. The Real Housewives of New York stars spent the weekend celebrating with friends for a bit of a NYC staycation. They started the festivities at Lavo Nightclub, then checked into the Pierre Hotel where they spent Saturday having breakfast in bed.
Bethenny Frankel continues to expand her empire with the release of her latest project, a children's book called Cookie Meets Peanut. The former star of the Real Housewives of New York, opened up about her new book on her talk show — wasn't her show canceled? — and explained how the story was inspired by the relationship between her dog, Cookie, and her daughter, Bryn.
Starcasm released a transcript of the announcement Bethenny made on her show, "I am so excited because I have some big news to share with all of you – I wrote my first children’s book! And I’m so excited because it’s a passion project. I love my dog Cookie, I love my little peanut Bryn, and the dynamic between them inspired me to write this book called Cookie Meets Peanut."
On Tuesday, 1.383 million viewers sat through theReal Housewives of New York bickering their way through July 4th. Part two of the Teen Mom 2 reunion attracted 1.351 million. That's a season low for Teen Mom 2. But it's more likely a result of MTV messing with the schedule rather than viewers losing interest.
Bethenny filed for divorce WAY back in January 2013, but she and her soon-to-be-ex, Jason Hoppy, have been squabbling over money, custody and their luxurious apartment ever since. Now Bethenny has been ordered to cough up $100,000 to his lawyers. The payment is to be subtracted from whatever financial settlement they reach — if they ever reach one.