You know what time it is. Time for Luann de Lesseps’ apology tour, circa January 2018. Right on the heels of her Palm Beach arrest, the Real Housewives Of New York are left picking up the pieces (and the pettiness) of the tabloid drama unfolding before them. And you know, it’s kind of nice to see how the cast (with the exception of Tinsley Mortimer) closes ranks to support Luann, despite their trivial issues. It’s kind of like sisters who fight to the death behind closed doors but present a united front when one of them is attacked by an outsider. Or it’s mobster mentality. Either way, I’m down with it!
Two weeks after Luann’s arrest, she’s in rehab and the rest of the Real Housewives of New York ladies are calling each other to get their stories straight. Was Luann drunk? Um…yup. Did she hit a cop? That would be an affirmative. But surely she didn’t break out of handcuffs and attempt to escape the vehicle?!? Ah, yes. Yes, she did! Indeed, the former countess decided to throw our dear Dorinda Medley a bone and help erase the memory of Bethenny Frankel accusing her of being a drunk once and for all. Because Now poor Lu holds that official title. So says the judge, at least.
Ramona Singertold Bethenny that she “doesn’t support other women” in that instantly iconic phone call while she was walking her dog. Carole Radziwillhas been putting Bethenny in her place episode after episode. Bethenny and Luann will have to answer some tough questions when that reunion comes around.
A lot of your favorite reality TV stars enjoyed their Monday off for Memorial Day. Many of them shared photos hanging out with family and friends and sweet sentiments honoring the troops in their captions.
This week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York City was so good and so drama-filled that it was hard to wrap your head around everything that went on! Bethenny Frankel took to her Bravo blog to break down a few highlights of episode, including an explanation of why she didn’t give Dorinda Medley a gushing parade of praise over the nutcracker.
She starts off, “Well, we survived the Berkshires…barely. I’m glad we were able to have some laughs at the end of the night and start fresh the next day.”
There are some scenes from Real Housewives of New York that have become so iconic over the years, we practically have them memorized – Bethenny Frankel screaming “GO TO SLEEP!” on Scary Island, the infamous Brooklyn Bridge Beatdown, Dorinda Medley’sClip! Clip! tirade in the Bronx, and Luann de Lesseps falling in those Mexican bushes. But this week gave us our newest save-to-permanent-file moment: Ramona Singer on a Manhattan street reading Bethenny for filth. Now, I don’t know if Martin Scorsese is really watching Vanderpump Rules like Lala says, but he might have shot this scene. Seriously: It. Is. EVERYTHING.
Before we take to the streets, we must revisit the murder mystery Berkshires dinner at which Bethenny and Carole Radziwill are tearing into one another. There’s so much talking and half-running away and coming back again, it’s impossible to capture every moment. But here’s the gist: Bethenny called Adam “an operator” and Luann “a loser.” Carole claims she never knew about the Houston incident, specifically, but did know that Bethenny always thought Adam was a little shifty. It turns out, so does Luann! She’s still holding on to the fact that Adam left her niece for Carole three years ago – in the Countess’s pure white kitchen of all places!! <clutches pearls>
Even though most of the Real Housewives of New Yorkcast members are skeptical of Sonja Morgan’sprowess as a businesswoman, she actually has another fashion line. No, it’s not in the works. It actually exists and has products that are available right now.
What’s next? Sonja has her own line of shoes.
Bravo’s The LookBook reports that Sonja’s shoe line is a collaboration with a New York City-based shoe brand called French Sole. The line consists mostly of flat shoes like loafers and ballet flats.
Mr. Feathersby (was that his name?) and his assistant met their demise on this week’sReal Housewives of New York alongside the friendship of Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwell. It’s been a slow death for this duo, played out mainly in talking head interviews and passive aggressive commentary. Usually Bethenny is the clear heavy hitter when she decides to tear down a cast mate, but Carole has the wit and vocabulary to give her a run for her Skinnygirl money!
I’m not going to lie (and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of heat for it), but I have been a tried and true Carole fan since she joined the show. However, this season she’s turned into, well, a Bravo “housewife” completely caught up in her own world, ready and willing to participate in all the petty drama. Perhaps she learned from Bethenny, who has been making petty drama her job since she burst (back) on the scene. Either way, their feud has been a long time in the making if only for the fact that Bethenny sabotages every relationship she has. If someone is as “strong” as she perceives herself to be, they become her competition, not her friend. It’s at that point she focuses on the Sonja Morgans of the world to remind herself that she is superior. It’s a whole emotional case study, and nobody has time for that!