Real Housewives of New York

Ramona Singer with Wine

In the wake of Luann de Lessepstrip to rehab, former (and present) stars of Real Housewives Of New York and other franchises are speaking out about the producers’ tactics to allegedly push alcohol on the women in an effort to solicit big drama. This accusation is nothing new, but the details are quite illuminating and provide an interesting testimony for the behind-the-scenes workings of the show.

Spurned Housewives Aviva Drescher and Kelly Bensimon tell their stories, with tidbits added from Heather Thomson (who quit the show), Gretchen Rossi, and others about their experiences.

Aviva, known for the infamous prosthetic leg toss on the finale of season 6, was part of the RHONY cast reboot after season 4 and appeared on the show for two seasons (“writer girl“). Kelly, obviously, is notorious for her feuds with Bethenny Frankel culminating in Scary Island. Both women, along with some current housewives who chose to remain anonymous, claim there is a vested interest to push booze on the cast – even if it’s clearly against their best interest.

Instagram Roundup: Melissa Gorga, Vicki Gunvalson, Jenelle Evans, Naomie Olindo, & More!

You know what they say, “the costars that take photos together stay together.” Well, no one actually says that, but it does make some sense. A lot of your favorite reality TV stars spent some quality time with their castmates (and their fellow network celebs) this week. And of course, they documented it all on Instagram.

Shep Rose shared a photo of himself with Austen Kroll at the Southern Charm reunion taping. New York Housewife Tinsley Mortimer met up with Shep while he was in her city to film the Southern Charm reunion.

New York Housewives Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan spent a day boating together in Sag Harbor. 

Carole Radziwill: “There Is Bethenny’s Version Of Events, And Then There Is Reality”

I have to confess that as much as I’d love for Carole Radziwill and Bethenny Frankel to make amends, I’m living for Carole’s snarky blogs this season! Once again The Real Housewives of New York star isn’t holding back as she shares her thoughts on this week’s episode!

Carole starts off, “Bethenny came in hot, straight from telling her driver Kevin a bunch of nonsense. Imagine a friend texting ‘I miss you’ and sending cute pictures of the both of you only to get a ‘that’s a lot’ reply. To believe her story you’d have to believe I was the sh–tiest person on Earth. I may not be huggy, but I’m not sh–ty either. There is Bethenny’s version of events, and then there is reality.”

Carole Radziwill Says Bethenny Frankel Was Really Talking About Herself When She Insulted Her

Anyone who is watching the current season of Real Housewives of New York is witnessing a historic battle. This Carole Radziwill vs. Bethenny Frankel feud is delivering some major drama.

Bethenny finally found a worthy adversary and Carole is not backing down. Carole answered every Bethenny-related question that came her way during last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.

Real Housewives Of New York Recap: Faux Weddings And A Funeral

It was a night of joy and pain on the Real Housewives of New York, with the ladies visiting a prison boot camp, Luann de Lesseps returning from rehab, and Bethenny Frankel reuniting with long time enemy, Jill Zarin, after the tragic passing of her husband, Bobby. The laughs and tears were intense, and I’ll openly admit that I shared both as a viewer. In fact, I might have cried so hard my left contact popped out (theoretically…) because the tenderness in last night’s opening 12 minutes was truly a thing of beauty.

We begin on the day of Bobby’s funeral. Ramona Singer and Dorinda Medley are on the way there, with Ramona explaining that she visited Bobby as soon as she found out he was sick again. Dorinda feels like losing Bobby is a loss for the world; she loved him. When Bethenny heard from Sonja Morgan that Bobby had passed away, she chartered a private plane from Aspen to come be by Jill’s side. Nothing – not even a long-standing reality TV feud – could stand in the way of this moment.

Dorinda Medley Says Bethenny Frankel Should Change Slogan From “BStrong To BNice”; Thinks Sonja Morgan Purposely Untied Dress During Luann de Lesseps’ Karaoke Performance

It seems like (almost) every Housewife is turning on Bethenny Frankel this season on Real Housewives of New York. Most of the ladies have reached a breaking point and I don’t blame them. From the constant Skinnygirl promotion to the condescending comments, it seems like a lot to take on.

Then again, they are all paid to hang out, so I don’t feel that bad for anyone in this social circle. Plus, now we are blessed with some hilarious Bethenny-inspired shade from Dorinda Medley.

Fredrik Eklund Doesn’t Think He Would Work With Bethenny Frankel Again; Captain Sandy Yawn Weighs In On Hannah Ferrier’s Argument With João Franco

There is a lot of great programming on Bravo aside from the Real Housewives franchise. Below Deck Mediterranean is going strong during its third season. Million Dollar Listing New York just started up again on Monday and the drama is already good.

Captain Sandy Yawn and Fredrik Eklund visited the Bravo clubhouse as Andy Cohen’s guests on Watch What Happens Live and there was a lot to discuss.

Real Housewives Of New York Recap: You Broke The Penal Code

It is fair to say that Luann de Lesseps’ popularity is at an all-time high. Luann is more revered than ever before after her divorce, drunken arrest, and rehab stint.

It can be said that Luann made a “comeback,” but was she ever really down for the count? She just bounced back so quickly with the cabaret show and sobriety-induced weight loss. It really doesn’t seem like she ever missed a beat.