One of Bravo's original franchises may suffer from lackluster ratings but it certainly hasn't suffered from lack of drama. I'm not sure why viewers haven't connected to the storylines because I've found the combination of the ladies interesting, and the storylines – for the most part – amusing.
Ramona Singer took to twitter today to post photos of her behind-the-scenes hair and makeup and also reveal her look. It's quite different from the Ramona satin cocktail dresses of yore – and that's a good thing. Thankfully, the bang curler is still present. It's her signature look!
Kristen Taekman also prepared for her first ever Housewives reunion – it should be an experience. Photos are below!
On this week's episode of Real Housewives of New York the drama was all about supposed scandals and the gossips that spread them. At the center of some salacious stories was Carole Radziwill, whose ex-boyfriend Russ was accused of sleeping with Sonja Morgan while Carole and Russ were still dating!
Putting her intrepid reporter skills to good use, Carole did some digging and discovered that not only was the story untrue, it was fabricated for a storyline! Ouch! When your own talent is calling you out on making things up, that's not very reality TV, is it reality TV maestros?
When one goes about the admirable task of raising money to fund cancer research and puts in the extra mile to turn it in to a fun event for those invited, and then goes so far as to provide the opportunity to shop you think the guests would be occupied enough to just smile and be polite. Unfortunately LuAnn de Lesseps underestimated Aviva Drescher's need for attention. And her ignorance about what churns a woman's appetite! Answer: Her Father!
Unfortunately for our poor friend LuAnn not everyone has read Class With The Countess cover-to-cover. Aviva may have read Carole Radziwill's books but she has certainly skipped an equally important Housewives text - the ultimate guide to good behavior – because the Real Housewives of New York star behaved abominably during LuAnn's luncheon.
First Aviva decided to send text messages advertising her father George's recent three-way with a former Miss USA, and then she proceeded to talk about the inappropriate topic throughout the entire lunch. Luckily Aviva stopped long enough to at least bid on a dress, but she interrupted LuAnn's co-host's speech about her mother's cancer battle to discuss her father's battle with keeping it in his pants. As a result LuAnn is disgusted.
The ladies are still in Saratoga where Sonja's drunken meltdown culminates with a half-hearted attempt to flee wearing a shirt that does not count as a dress and absconding LuAnn de Lesseps' limo driver. Unfortunately a coveting of wine momentarily distracts her and Sonja decides to enact her payback by dropping some wine farts before forgiving the other ladies and hitting up the club.
Without a doubt Aviva Drescher's father George is scandalous (and lewd!) but somehow he found a woman who loves him – an attractive and successful one at that. Please do not tell me what his secret is!
Cody tells Bravo's The Dish that her experiences on Real Housewives of New York were mostly positive, she is planning her wedding to George, and that her nail salon is doing fabulously!
"It was nerve-wracking but the ladies are cool," Cody says of appearing on RHONY. "It was my first time meeting Aviva and her co-workers and friends as well," Cody shares. "I was extremely nervous! I was thinking, 'She's [Aviva] going to rip me a new one!' But she was so welcoming and she embraced me. I was more comfortable than I expected to be."
Speaking of Cody, is she, as Ramona Singer claimed. a wayward girl being preyed upon by an aging perv or, as Sonja Morgan believes, a nice girl with a good head on her shoulders who is in love? There's also been some confusion about Cody's name (is she really called Cody?) and her profession (does she really have more money than George?). Cody's brother spoke to Radar Online about his sister's history and established that she is certainly not after George's money. I think that's even worse – I mean that implies she enjoys George's personality. <shudder>
Aviva took to her blog this week to confess that she's mortified by George's actions (and his words) with her co-stars, but says it's a parent's job to embarrass their kids. But I'm pretty sure parents aren't supposed to be handsy and downright crude to their kids' friends, right?