The Real Housewives of New York City's resident "normal" person, Carole Radizwill, was pushed to her limit recently by slanderous claims made by her costar,Aviva Drescher. I truly think that Aviva needs to lay off the cuckoo juice that she has recently been drinking. Or does she just live in a world where she believes if she says it, then it must be true. I was truly confused by her claims of Carole using a ghostwriter and how she wrote her own book and that it was easy, "like a long email'.
If you missed it, in last night's episode of the Real Housewives of New York City, Bookgate got into full swing when Aviva told every other cast member that she was told be her publishing house — which I am sure they are thrilled about — that New York Times Bestselling author Carole used a ghostwriter when she wrote her first novel, The Widows Guide to Sex & Dating. We were cutoff in the middle of Carole confronting Aviva — best line,"I was really happy for you when you got a book deal, but [comparing your writing to mine is] like apples and spaceships." — but thank goodness for Bravo blogs!
Aviva invites Carole to lunch to discuss books, which really become a war of the words and over words and who wrote them. Aviva started out as a fangirl who took her obsession a little too far. She's currently boiling Carole's bunny slipper in a pot of water to make pasta. For some reason Aviva has an obsession with Carole eating pasta.
Aviva whips out a pair of glasses and says she SWF'd Carole's look. I think she was making a joke. Carole thinks she was making a threat – to both her sense of style and her livelihood. "Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery. Flattery is the sincerest form of flattery," Carole corrects. Aviva did not get the memo. For a "writer" she has trouble reading between the lines. Maybe Carole should have used a ghostwriter?
Rumor-mill alert! Rumor that I don't believe for a minute, mind you, but it's still amusing as hell!
Aviva Drescher is clearly this season's pariah. Add that to her totally cuckoo bird personality and you've got a match made for the loony bin. Which is exactly how crazy she seems to be driving her Real Housewives of New York co-stars!
Aviva called in to The Gossip Table where she dished on tonight's drama between herself and Carole Radziwill, both of whom have competing books hitting the market at the same time. She also issued her predictions for how this season is gonna end – and just how exactly her leg flies off in the finale. Apparently Aviva took the leg off herself. Or maybe it just could no longer stand her and made a run for it!
She begins her Bravo blog, "Even though I’m not on the first couple of episodes, you’ll see me very soon. This season is exciting with the addition of a new Housewife, new adventures (think roughing it with cowboys), and more of the Housewifely drama that you’ve come to know and love! Since we were last together, my life has gone through some changes, including sending my daughter off to a top art school and watching my son grow into an confident young man as he finishes up high school in the city. I hope you will join me here each week, as I share my insights into everything RHONY."
Months after breaking up with longtime love Jacques Azoulay, Luann has been dating, but now she's ready for a commitment again! "Maybe I need to do a dating show for myself so I can find Mr. Right," LuAnn joked to AmNY. How about asking theMillionaire Matchmaker to hook her up?
Moving on, Real Housewives of New York is promising a seriously outrageous season with galore. "I'm taking a different role," Ramona Singerinsisted at the amNewYork party thrown by Sonja Morgan. Ramona said her strategy was to convince everyone to look worse and "show themselves" and by proxy she would look better. "They're even more craycray than me," she bragged.
So I'm really trying to make sense of Aviva Drescher. Like really. I initially thought she was a breath of fresh air on her first season of Real Housewives of New York. And then her dad arrived…as did her phobias (and no judgment on the phobias…I have my own compound of them). The next thing I knew she was slinging around the phrase "white trash" about Ramona Singer and Sonja "Sexy J" Morgan. While she wasn't quite wrong, I think you'll agree that her delivery fell very short. It was awkward. And awful. It was what reality television should be if you want to cringe a lot.
Imagine my surprise (our collective surprise) when she arrives for her sophomore season kissing more a$$ than I ever thought possible. She hated Ramona. That's fine. Own it! But her constant "you look fabulous, can we try to be friends?" coupled with "your hair is just so white, I love it!" (as a fan of the blonde bleach, let me assure you that white hair is never a compliment unless you're a Golden Girl). Now, Aviva, who does have the luxury of knowing how the season transpires, has decided to play the victim. She's like a gargoyle…and that's not me making that comparison…it's her! What the—?