Have you recovered from Nightmare On Dorinda’s Street yet? Well, apparently, Luann de Lesseps has! Because she breezes through her blog this week on the wings of a bird who got sniped a few times, but eventually broke free from the cage of horrors that was The Real Housewives of New York!
Bottom line: Luann thinks Bethenny Frankel had it out for her from the very start. She accuses, “From the get-go, Bethenny decided that I was her prey and she was going to kill me with words. Obviously she’s been harboring a lot of anger towards me. I was surprised as I spent a lot of time with her over the summer, and she never shared her feelings with me. In fact, we talked about it at the beginning of the season, and she’s still holding a grudge.”
One of the things I love about our site and writers is that we never all agree on the reality shows and stars all of the time (but we still ‘get’ each others’ arguments for our favorites). Case in point: Bethenny Frankel. She’s a polarizing character on The Real Housewives of New York – you love her or you can’t take her. I fall into the former category. I love Bethenny’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude, her sarcasm, her over the top dramatic yelling, her inappropriate humor, all of it. I can’t help it. It puts me in the minority sometimes, but I’m okay with that. After last night’s episode Mary and I were emailing and it was funny how when it came to analyzing Bethenny’s actions of the night, we were at opposite ends of the spectrum, but we still had fun bantering about the episode anyway. And we agreed on one thing for sure: that we’d both take that birthday cake and go hide someplace quiet with a fork (or maybe just bare hands). At the end of the day, it’s just a reality show and it’s just fun to watch the insanity, especially on RHONY because these ladies get over their issues faster than any other Housewives franchise and get back to having fun. (As we Tweeted last night, “You’re a slut! No, You’re a slut! <ten minutes later>…Let’s go open presents).
Anywho. Love her (me and other writers who shall remain anonymous) or hate her (Mary and other writers who shall remain anonymous), Bethenny shared her side of the Berkshires drama in her blog today. “I remember being very tired and stressed from work, and it seemed that I had a zero tolerance policy for bullsh–. I walked in and it was game on. I still had my coat on, and I was in the ring. The hair comments were just bizarre. Let’s just say that I copied Luann strand for strand. Now what? Compare our beavers? I was just confused. I mean she has had that hair since the dawn of man. I suppose it took me eight years to muster up the courage to attempt to look like the woman that I admire and respect so much. I mean…”
Last night’sReal Housewives Of New York left me feeling like Dorinda Medley! I watch this show! It’s supposed to be fun! None of you can “betave!” (And yes – I was swinging a vodka bottle as I ranted at the TV – ironically the TV, which can’t hear me, provided the same non-reaction as the Housewives who were physically standing right in front of Dorinda!)
Also, I’m just gonna say it – I’m tired of Bethenny Frankel. This is not HER show. That spinoff was CANCELLED. Time for Bethenny to recognize where she stands; maybe Bravo gives her special snowflake treatment, but she’s rolling in the same muck as all the other harridans she pretends to be above, and her despot tyrannical behavior is just annoying.
We know that Bethenny Frankel finally has enough and goes off on Luann de Lesseps over her love life, accusing her of sleeping with everyone. Ramona Singergoes off on Luann for breaking girl code when it comes to Tom because Ramona was dating him, too.
She shares, “Last episode, you met one of my mistakes, and this episode you get to meet Mr. Right! I had a very brief fling with Rey, the guy John ejected from his party, but I knew almost immediately that there was something off about him. He’s a hot mess, and I’m too old to take on any improvement projects. I’m looking for a man who is intelligent, confident and sexy and who has a great sense of humor, and I think I’ve found that in Tom. I knew when Dorinda introduced us that he was someone I wanted to get to know better, but the timing wasn’t right. We texted back and forth yet we couldn’t seem to coordinate our schedules. Luckily, before Thanksgiving, I ran into him, and immediately the sparks began to fly. I didn’t feel the need to loop Ramona in at this point because our relationship is new and I wanted to keep him out of the fray as long as possible. Wouldn’t you?”
Oh Ramona Singer, you are something else. The Real Housewives of New York star appeared on Amy Phillips’ radio show Reality Checked this week and she was your typical Ramona (just speaking a little slower now, which she mentioned a few times during the interview). Ramona gave the scoop on Luann de Lesseps‘ new man Tom D’Agastino, claiming that Sonja Morgan dated him for ten years – right up until Luann got with him, and so, so much more – like nicknaming herself The Caregiver.
Ramona starts off sharing with Amy her thoughts on the current season, “we all know each other so intensely that it all shows up on camera. It’s like fireworks, not superficial fireworks – like deep burns.”
Is she glad that Kristen Taekman and Heather Thomson are out of the picture this season and that Bethenny’s back? “Well, when Heather and Kristen left they not only brought Bethenny, but Dorinda on because I knew Dorinda. She’s very magical.”
Andy Cohen popped in this week on Amy Phillips’Reality Checked radio show. He dished for a few minutes on some things we can expect coming up for Real Housewives of New York, Dallas and New Jersey. Andy shared what made him cry this week, what we can expect from an insane RHONY secret, why Erika Jayne is hooked on a particular Housewives show and more!
Andy shared with Amy that next week’s episode of Real Housewives of New York is something we cannot miss. “The entire thing takes place over two and a half hours at Dorinda’s house in the Berkshires. It’s like a one act play, it’s like a drawing room comedy, with some blood. Like a couple murders, basically. You may need hours to dissect next week’s episode. Bethenny dismembers Luann, basically, within the first six minutes of the show in a way that I’ve never seen.” But he says with all the drama and insanity, it’s still funny as only RHONY can be in the midst of drama.
Well that was some kinda bah-humbug holiday spirit on Real Housewives Of New York, but at least we finally met Luann de Lesseps‘ new man. Despite the free love, sexual adventuress vibe Luann has been rocking as of late, she and Tom D’Agostino Jr. seem genuinely happy in a way that radiated through the TV. I’m into it. Has love finally tamed The Countess?
I so wish the same would happen for Bethenny Frankel, because for all her loud (TOO LOUD) protestations that she “gives no f–ks” we see right through her. She is giving so many f–ks, (none of to men) that her emotional bankruptcy is exploding in a visceral and frankly unhinged way, giving her Bitch Tourrettes. I hope Luann gets a trademark on her hair then sues Bethenny for copyright violation. Just for fun!