It is so confusing to follow Tinsley Mortimer’slove life. One second she’s dating Scott Kluth. The next second they are on a break. Then they are on vacation together immediately after. The only consistent thing about their relationship status is the knowledge that their relationship status is very inconsistent.
Bethenny Frankel called last night’s episode “The Crying Game” before it aired, which left me to wonder how this trip would differ from any other? I mean, tears, drinks, and stabbing oneself in the hand are just par for the course when The Real Housewives of New York hit the shores of any foreign country, right? As it turns out, this Colombia trip did involve a lot of crying, but it also involved ONE AMAZING WIG courtesy of Luann de Lesseps. So all was not lost!
The South American destination of Cartegena didn’t know what was coming until it saw the Ramonacoaster rolling up in a friggin wheelchair, but the ladies didn’t waste any time making their presence known. After packing montages, the group somehow makes it past airport security to officially leave the country. This is, we assume, an auspicious start.
They made so many headlines when there was gossip about the cast reportedly getting lost at sea. Ramona Singerwas photographed in a wheel chair. The whole trip just sounds like the perfect storm of fun and drama.
Throughout the years, New York Housewives Sonja Morganand Dorinda Medleyhave had plenty of fights. From slut shaming to drug accusations, these two have really had it out. So why is their most intense argument over the use of a family crest on a shoe?
Sonja is usually the first person to make a joke at her own expense and she is far from being easily offended, so it is very interesting that Dorinda’s disapproval over using the Morgan family crest on a shoe is the straw that broke the camel’s back. Out of all the insults that have been hurled her way from Dorinda and the other Housewives, this is the one that went too far in Sonja’s eyes.
Okay, let’s do this. We start with Ben Rimalower and Billy Stritch walking Luann through her talking-while-singing-while-snapping version of “Money Can’t Buy You Class.” Luann is taking her upcoming cabaret show #CountessAndFriends very seriously – so seriously, in fact, that she’s bringing Sonja in on the act. Because when you think, “I need this act to be classed up a little bit” you naturally think of the woman who lounges in her own filthy bed surrounded by plastic tarps as she sniffs yesterday’s underwear. Enter: Lady Morgan.
After ten seasons on the Real Housewives of New York City, Ramona Singer is still keeping us entertained. The RHONY star is fancying herself as a bit of a peacemaker on the show this season and reveals how she’s helping to soften the ladies during times of conflict. She also shares her favorite filming moment and talks about the stress of filming a reality show. And, among other things, Ramona reveals what she is looking for in an ideal man these days. Read on for all things Ramona, including her thoughts on that cast boat ride from hell.
On the Daily Dish podcast, Ramona shares whether she misses filming the show after a season wraps, “I love my downtime. We basically film five months. The reunion really is only one day, and that’s in July. So we really we have off seven months. Not a bad gig.” Does she find herself anxious to get back to filming? “it’s a double-edged sword because when we work, it’s really intense and can be emotionally jarring because we’re seven women that like each other but at times we really go at each others’ throats, so it can be quite emotionally disturbing. So, when we’re not filming it’s kind of nice to take a break from everyone and just see them now and then. You’re under different kinds of business pressures. It’s a good balance. When we start filming again, am I excited about it? Absolutely. I have fun when I film with all these ladies and I always say I’ll continue to do the show as long as I have fun because you have to love what you do to be good at it.”
On filming her second season with the show, “When I came in it was season 9 and I just had been through a lot in Palm Beach and I didn’t realize how traumatic my experience in Palm Beach was until I got to New York. And then living with Sonja and filming a TV show is a lot, so this experience now, season 2, which is season 10, I feel lucky to be a part of this whole franchise, this whole thing. To be able to come in at season 9 and now 10, it’s just great. For me, it’s my life. Look, it’s hard to break it down into seasons but this was such a better time for me. I’m in a better place. I moved out of Sonja’s, I live in the hotel, which is fabulous – I have room service and don’t have to cook, I love it.”
Tinsley adds that she has gotten used to the cameras and has better friendships now. She made “legit” genuine friends. “I started to speak up a little more for myself, too. You definitely see that coming up.” She then apologizes to her 94-year-old grandfather because she curses and she promised him she wouldn’t, but says “sorry, but Sonja was being a bitch and I had to. And just not being truthful. It felt like she wanted to take me down for some reason and I don’t know why.”