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The Real Housewives Of New York Recap: A Slippery Slope

In all honesty, Tinsley Mortimer isn’t bringing much to Real Housewives of New York. Then again, pretty much no one is, which I’m sure is tough to do after they had the best season ever last year. Hopefully they turn things around with this Mexico trip (and Luann de Lesseps drunkenly falling into the bushes), but the episodes up to this point have been a total snooze fest. The only thing going on is Bethenny Frankel’s feud with Ramona Singer, which has dragged out way too long and just isn’t entertaining anymore.

Still, it did get kind of weird when Bethenny and Ramona attempted to have a “private” conversation in front of the cameras for a cast dinner. Then Bethenny got weirdly offended when other people eavesdropped even though no one could help listening in to a conversation that was happening a few inches away from them.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 10: Kim Kardashian seen out and about in Manhattan on July 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)

We have a hot new photo roundup of the reality stars out and about this past week. Kim Kardashian had to up her attention game last week as Rob was stealing her spotlight with his Blac Chyna drama. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star stepped out in NYC exposing her skimpy see-through bra and nearly everything else it was attempting to “cover” up.

NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Gizelle Bryant and others had some fun at the EveryHue Pop-Up Shop at Swagg Boutique event.

Real Housewives of Orange County stars Shannon Beador and Kelly Dodd attended the premiere of Descendants 2 with their daughters. Former OC star Heather Dubrow was there with her four kids, too.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Episode 14101 -- Pictured: Luann D'Agostino -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo)

With The Real Housewives Of New York’s trip to Mexico just around the corner, Luann D’Agostino is gathering her wits and her statement necklaces about her for the dysfunctional adventure ahead. She says she’s excited to see footage roll of the ladies’ shenanigans (including her falling down the steps…into the bushes…from grace), but that she wishes Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer would just put their drama behind them. (HA!)

Luann reflects, “Over the past nine years, I’ve taken some amazing trips with the ladies. We’ve ridden camels, skied, partied in clubs with pirates (and on sandbars), and stayed in some incredible houses, so I’m excited to go to Mexico with the girls. Ramona’s going no matter what and hopefully she will behave.”

Sonja Morgan and Steve Gold on WWHL

There is no doubt about it: Sonja Morgan always elevates the situation when she is a guest on Watch What Happens Live. Andy Cohen barely has to do any work as the host because Sonja delivers comedic gold without even trying.

Speaking of gold, Million Dollar Listing New York‘s newest cast member Steve Gold was in the clubhouse as well and they both had some hilarious things to say.

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As The Real Housewives Of New York get ready for their Mexico trip, sponsored by Skinnygirl (TM) Bethenny Frankel, Tinsley Mortimer decides to mimic her favorite gradeschool character by moving into a room on the tippy top floor! (Eloise shout out) of her favorite hotel. Because she’s a grownup now and thinks this will prove it. Plus, moving furniture is just too overwhelming – as is walking, thinking, breathing, and blinking for dear Tins. In fact, she’s getting the vapors just thinking about it all. She just wants to kiss random men in public (like the one Carole Radziwill sets her up with) and get her blowouts on the UES, where room service and clean towels rain down from heaven!!!

Good thing Sonja Morgan’s new eyebrows have been painted solidly to her face, so she’s able to make the wide assortment of facial expressions necessary when Tinsley announces her big-girl plans at dinner. Meanwhile, Ramona Singer’s also got a few facial contortions expressions in store for Bethenny, who sits down with her frenemy to discuss her trip invite – or lack thereof.

Bethenny Frankel

For the most part, the Real Housewives of New York cast is full of dynamic characters. No matter what you think about Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Dorinda Medley, you have to admit that they really bring it as cast members. Excluding some people from that list is my subtle way of saying who the boring ones are. Why are they on the cast when there are so many viable candidates in New York City?

Even Bethenny herself wants a more diverse cast. The part about some people being boring was just my own personal commentary, but my point is that there are is definitely some dead weight on this show and that in combination with Bethenny’s wish for diversity can go hand in hand. Andy Cohen, are you listening? Drop those other two and spice up the show.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in Las Vegas

Another week, another roundup of the reality TV stars showing off and sharing snapshots on Instagram.

Above: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Dorit Kemsley shared, “Girls trip to Vegas!”

Below you’ll find pictures of Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor and James Kennedy hanging out, Real Housewives of New York‘s Bethenny Frankel relaxing, Million Dollar Listing LA star Josh Altman enjoying family time, Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Shannon Beador embarrassing her kids, Kaia Biermann looking beyond adorable, and more.

Luann D'Agostino

Say what you will about The Real Housewives Of New York, but these women (well, most of them) know how to bounce back from an argument within the time it takes to go from a main course to dessert. And Luann D’Agostino was a prime example of this whiplash-like behavior in Vermont, where the drama reached a crescendo at dinner and the sex talk reached new levels of raunch.

In her blog, Luann explains why she’s always got Dorinda Medley’s back, no matter how much they bicker, and why she is hopeful that Sonja Morgan will tone it down about her marriage – eventually.