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Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New York was pretty low-key and I have to say after all the recent drama with certain other Housewives shows it was refreshing to watch a show that focused on the lives of rich, fabulous women instead of fabricated drama and petty fights. Well there was one petty fight, but it paled in comparison to other recent fights on other Housewives shows. And really I never thought there would come a day when I referred to Pinot Singer as low-key, and she’s not by any normal standards, but alas the pinot hath frozen over.
Things open with Aviva Drescher and her husband Reed meeting Heather Thomson and her husband for a getting to know you dinner. Over salads, Heather shares that though her husband is the son of a famous rabbi and they practice Judaism, she is not a full convert. No, no… she’s merely Jewish by injection only. Well, since there’s no shots the doctor can give you to make you Jewish, I’m going to assume the injection comes from her husband’s kosher sausage.
Among the other shocking revelations that came over dinner was the lurid story of Sonja Morgan and LuAnn de Lesseps‘ bedroom activities and their proximity to Aviva‘s ex-husband. Boy, this man is busy on the Housewives circuit! Is he going to make his way to other franchises? Apparently Harry attended Heather‘s birthday party (does he know everyone associated with this show?) where it was disclosed (discovered?) that he slept with both Sonja AND LuAnn. When – no one seems to know – but it was presumably after the time when Aviva was married to him. A surprised Aviva handled the news with dignity, but disgust. I don’t know about you, but that would be a little too close to comfort for me!
Extra host and Dancing With the Stars alum Maria Menounos shared a shocking secret with Howard Stern. Yesterday, during an interview with the shock jock, she admitted she was terrified of doctors…and she has good reason to be. HollywoodLife.com reports on Maria’s admission that she has been molested by not one, but two doctors. A few years ago, the entertainment correspondent was asked to disrobe during a throat exam. The doctor then began fondling her genitals.
She reveals, “I was really young, so I was uncomfortable. [My boyfriend] Kevin was in the waiting room and I literally started screaming . . . I was just so uncomfortable I didn’t know what to do.”
There are ten bachelors left on ABC’s wildly successful entertaining The Bachelorette. This week, the guys score a free trip to London. Yes, Emily Maynard is there too, as there’s always a catch. The guys are checking out the scenery when the first date card comes into play. The one-on-one date goes to Sean Lowe. Date card reads, “Love takes no prisoners.” Emily and Sean tour London. Sean speaks to the people of London about love. Sean is my favorite bachelor thus far; however, this date is dreadfully boring. The date card should have read, “Emily brings the history lesson while Sean brings the pretty.”
The group date card arrives. It reads, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The mushroom farmer is the first to connect this quote to Shakespeare. I don’t know the rate at which mushrooms grow, so he might have a lot of free time in the fields to read tragic tales such as Romeo and Juliet. Or, a producer might have written the answer on his hand. The group date goes to…
Yesterday was a big day for Bethenny Frankel as her new talk show, ‘bethenny’, debuted in several markets across the country (but not ours!).
We scoured the web yesterday trying to find the full episode – with no luck. We DID find several clips from the show and they’re pretty hilarious and totally Bethenny. She’s not dialing it back or changing her personality and you have to respect her for that!
We also stumbled on some pictures of Bethenny from a meet and greet event in Philadelphia yesterday. Those are below, along with the video clips from her debut episode of ‘bethenny’.
Did any of you have a chance to see the show in full yesterday? What’d you think? I thought it was great that Jason Hoppy is hanging out in the audience and the “Sex Q&A” clip is hysterical!
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John Salley is back to lead us through the second installment of the Basketball Wives reunion special. Last night’s portion proved to be more of a train wreck than the first time around which was basically just one giant PR move. I don’t know about y’all, but I am ready to say good riddance to these “ladies” for a very long time.
John reminds us of Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco’s relationship. Besides the Masarati, I wonder if Evelyn can watch this and not see how poorly he speaks to her. Chad is funny and all, but she is a doormat with him! Evelyn promotes the couple’s spin-off for a bit, happy she has the opportunity to show viewers a softer side. John then segues into listing Royce Reed’s relationships throughout the seasons. Of Dezmon Briscoe, Royce will only say curtly that they are doing “good.” John reminds her of Dezmon and his baby mama’s twitter drama. Royce says she chose to stay with him for all the things he did right instead of the one thing he did wrong. Footage of her fight with her father is shown. John jokes that Royce is a crybaby, and he pretty much sides with her dad while doling out his own fatherly advice. John also shows clips from her New York acting debut that ended up on the cutting room floor. Tami Roman reveals she was pleasantly surprised at Royce’s talent. John touts that as quite a compliment because he believes Tami is an amazing actress. Huh?
On the season premiere, Countless told her new co-stars of Ramoana’s threat regarding her children. The maven of manners also demanded an apology for last season’s drama during a party. I find her public admonishment of ol’ Crazy Eyes a tad hypocritical, given there is, according to LuAnn, a time and a place for everything. For example, you don’t talk about losing a parent over drinks with friends. It’s poor form. However, making others uncomfortable at a party is completely acceptable behavior. In her Bravo blog, she explains it all…and with words we serfs can understand.
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This weekend gossip around the ATL was thatKim Zolciak was spotted moving Big Poppa’s furniture out of the much gossiped about “dream home” she had been renting. It would appear that landlady Kendra Davis has come through with her plan to serve the Biermann’s with an eviction notice of some sort. Or the Biermanns decided they no longer wanted to be “squatters” and moved out!
Here’s the backstory: Kim and husband Kroy Biermann were renting the home – fully decorated by Kendra – with the intent to buy. She announced on the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion that she was “closing” on the house very soon. Apparently Kendra and Kim had a falling out over Kim planning to get married on the property – and construct large venues in the backyard – without consulting Kendra. Then Kim uninvited Kendra to the wedding.