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Real Housewives Of New York Recap: Every Mayflower Has Its Thorn

Luann de Lesseps is fresh out of rehab, so of course, it’s time to whisk her away for a wine-fueled weekend and cruel reminders of her failed marriage. Naturally! The Real Housewives of New York head to the Mayflower Spa in CT, where Luann learns that Ramona Singer tried to score an invite to Tom D’Agostino’s New Year’s Eve party – yup, the very one Luann had heard about in dreaded NOT-WEST-PALM-BEACH! Dorinda Medley continues to peck at Sonja Morgan about her penchant for hanging on to the past, while Bethenny Frankel comes to Sonja’s rescue. Even weakened allies are still allies, I guess?

Before they leave, Luann greets Dorinda at her new apartment – you know, the one she barely moved into before getting cuffed and booked? The PENTHOUSE, dahling! Now, she’s baking cookies and brewing coffee in an effort to keep the rehab/yoga/therapy pink cloud going. Dorinda is glad Lu’s doing so well and hopes a trip to the spa will help her stay in a safe cocoon. Um, except that cocoon contains a Ramona, so…maybe not so safe. Luann’s already heard that Ramona was trying to score an invitation to Tom’s NYE party, which is mind-blowing considering what went down last year.

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

This season of Real Housewives of New York is just too good. We were blessed with that arrest footage of Luann de Lesseps in Palm Beach. Luann went straight from her arrest to rehab and now she’s back with the cast in tonight’s episode. If anyone deserves to be holding an apple in the center of the opening credits, it’s Luann. Sorry, Bethenny Frankel. As compelling as that feud with Carole Radziwill is, Bethenny’s other scenes are essentially a Skinnygirl infomercial.

For the past two seasons it has been all “about Tom” and now Luann’s ex-husband Tom D’Agostino is a main topic of conversation yet again during tonight’s episode. I cannot be the only one who misses the constant Tom chatter from seasons past. Or maybe, I am. I don’t care. Any episode that revolves around Luann and Tom in any capacity is something I’m looking forward to.

Charrisse Jackson Jordan

Charrisse Jackson Jordan has a few thoughts on her Real Housewives of Potomac co-stars’ behavior on this week’s episode. She shared opinions on Karen Huger ejecting Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon from her event, and weighed in on Monique Samuels’ friendship issues.

Charrisse shared her two cents on Karen removing Gizelle and Robyn from her event. “I’m over Karen calling security at the sight of not wanting to be bothered by something. Why on one hand would you intentionally invite Kyndall to be faced with Gizelle (being messy) and when confronted, wimp out and call security. If you’re going to be a bad Batch (in Karen’s voice) and do bold things, then you have to be willing to face the repercussion that come with being a bad batch!” 

Kristen

When Vanderpump Rules started, Kristen Doute was at the center of the drama. Throughout the years, 92525252 cast members were added to the show, making it a very large ensemble cast. This means that a lot of stories do not make it into the actual episodes.

Usually it’s a good thing when someone has so much personal growth, but that’s not the case when it comes to being a reality TV star. Kristen is just not in the thick of the drama anymore . She’s in a very stable relationship with boyfriend Brian Carter and that just doesn’t make for the best TV. Last season, she didn’t really get a storyline of her own, other than denying those hookup rumors about her and ex-boyfriend James Kennedy and throwing a drink on him in Mexico. Now there are reports that she will not be returning for Season 7 of Vanderpump Rules.

Kasey Cohen

Uh-oh somebody’s lying! On last night’s Below Deck Mediterranean, Hannah Ferrier discovered that Kasey Cohen lied on her CV and is completely unqualified to work on a super yacht! Meanwhile Joao Franco sucks up to Captain Sandy Yawn in an effort to undermine Conrad Empson while he’s crazy in love. The good news is we finally got some good guests! Not only were they not horrible, they were truly delightful.

The episode opens with the crew out on the town. Brooke Laughton is sulking on a dirty street corner like the naughty school girl she swears she’s not and gives Adam Glick some word salad about how much she likes him. When Adam doesn’t reciprocate she bursts into tears. I would’ve sworn Adam was the type who couldn’t resist a damsel in distress – turns out I was wrong! He gently explains to Brooke that she’s just drunk, lonely, and emotional. (Does anyone else suspect producers put her up to this to try and tempt Adam back into Sandy’s trap?!)

Below Deck Mediterranean Preview: Hasta Barista, Baby!

Happy Tuesday! We have another new episode of Below Deck Mediterranean on tap tonight! We’re only six episodes in and we don’t see any signs of the drama slowing down! If you need to catch up on last week’s episode, read it here.

Tonight we’ll see Hannah Ferrier’s ongoing struggle with her under-performing Third Stew, Kasey Cohen. Things comes to a head when she learns Kasey lied on her resume. Kasey claims she had a friend “polish” her resume and she didn’t look it over before submitting it. She also comes clean about her “barista” training, which involved pushing a button on a coffee machine, not like “formal Starbucks” type training. I have to wonder – why didn’t this come out during her interviews? Those would’ve been important things to cover, no?

Shahs of Sunset Returns For Season 7; Which Former Cast Members Are Gone?

If you’ve been waiting for the return of Shahs of Sunset, your wait is almost over! Bravo just announced that Season 7 is going to be premiering on Thursday, August 2nd. And with a new season, we will see a few changes in casting!

In the press release for season 7, we immediately noticed that Asa Soltan Rahmati and Shervin Roohparvar aren’t mentioned at all. Asa is seen briefly in the trailer, but she confirmed on social media that since having her baby she has decided not to return to the show full time. (see the post down below)

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC MONIQUE SAMUELS

I wonder if now that Monique Samuels is expecting her third child she will be less involved with the grandstanding drama that consumes this season of Real Housewives of Potomac. It’s highly unlikely, but that’s why we watch, isn’t it? After an explosive charity showdown that has been building for a several episode arc (who knew that could be a thing?), the ladies are speaking their truths and hurling insults as they react to the latest episode.

From Karen Huger’s Alzheimer’s benefit that required security to Gizelle Bryant’s CBC drama, the women of RHOP made several scenes. On the front lines with Gizelle and Karen stood Robyn Dixon, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, and Monique…and I’m still not sure who is one whose side anymore. These chicks change alliances like most people change underwear!