After the blow up between Dorinda, Bethenny Frankel, and Ramona at the brassiere (or “brawr” – depending on who you ask) party, everyone has a drink and Dorinda puffs a Newport Light 100 (or maybe it was one of Jules Wainstein‘s Virginia Slims left over from 1977 kept in a fireproof dry box under the bed, the blessed creatures pulled out for emergencies only. She better buy some on eBay to get through Real Housewives Of New York).
To quote Bethenny, Dorinda quips, “I have to say that the gild is not only off this lily, but it has been scraped off, melted off, trampled on, etc,” and “proves that this wasn’t ‘the summer & fall of zero f—s,’ because I’m clearly in [Bethenny’s] radar.”
“Not only is there a lot to talk about Dorinda, Dorinda, Dorinda, but there’s a FASCINATION with my life and relationship with John,” she points out.
Ramona seems to be having difficulty keeping confidences close with her old friendships – she’s reportedly having issues with Sonja, and her unhappiness with Dorinda’s choice of boyfriend is really bringing out the worst in old Pinot!
Bethenny warns: “Buckle up. This train is now leaving the station and there is no conductor.” She starts off questioning why Jules picked that particular day out of all her years to try to learn to make coffee – seemed a bit contrived, right? “As far as Jules not knowing how to make coffee after claiming to make breakfast every day, that’s just odd. So on this very day, when the camera crews are there and you’re doing your daily ritual, this is the day you will learn to make coffee. This was confusing.”
Is she frienemies now with Ramona? “It’s a process. I’ve known her for a long time and you don’t just throw away friendship. We’ve gone through a lot – divorces, she was at my husband’s funeral, raised children together, so this isn’t a “Housewife Friendship,” this is a 20 year relationship.”
The episode awakens amid the chaotic domestic scene of Jules Wainstein‘s morning. I presume the live-in nanny doesn’t do childcare before 9am? Jules struggles to make coffee for husband Michael, then announces she’s eating half his breakfast, and then puts both kids in the bathtub, even though they’re perilously perched on being late to school – as always. Not that Jules cares. Paying tuition entitles her to reinvent the clock, so she can be an hour late everyday if she wants to. It’s Jules‘ world and we’re all living on Jules time – it’s hair flip o’clock somewhere!
Andy Cohen was in shady form tonight on Watch What Happens Live and that’s just the way we like him! Dorinda Medley was his guest (Tweet-fighting with Bethenny right up until they went on the air), along with Marie Osmond. Dorinda did her best to defend John Mahdessian and slammed Bethenny a little along the way…
Andy starts right off by mentioning that Bethenny and Dorinda were going at it on Twitter (see those at the end). Dorinda’s reply: “Well, don’t you think she deserves it?”
Dorinda started her blog gushing over how much she loves Jules and sharing the story of how they met at a wedding for a mutual friend. “I walked over and said, “I don’t know who you are, what you do, and why you’re here, but I want to know all of it, because I need you in my life.” She laughed and snorted when I wouldn’t stop laughing. And that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship!”