You know a Real Housewives show is good when it returns with the same cast it had last season and when it doesn’t rely on “Friends of the Housewives” or other side characters to make it interesting. The only show that statement applies to is Real Housewives of New York.
Aside from all that
boring chatter about the marathon- which is a great achievement that I could never ever pull off- Carole Radziwill blessed the fandom with some amazing shade during the last Real Housewives of New York episode.
At this point in the season, it looks like it’s Carole and Tinsley Mortimer are on one side and Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan on the other. Carole didn’t use up all of her best shade during the episode. She had a lot more to say about Sonja and Lu.
Last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live was packed with (reality) star power. Andy Cohen had Dorinda Medley on as his featured guest and 31 other Bravolebrities rang the doorbell before making surprise appearances.
Since the episode was taped in Los Angeles, it was mostly cast members from the Bravo shows that take place in California: Vanderpump Rules, Shahs of Sunset, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Real Housewives of Orange County, but plenty of other notable Bravo personalities showed up. It was a really fun episode to watch, but the 31 extra guests definitely took away from Dorinda’s time in the spotlight- at least in my opinion.
The Real Housewives of New York is back, and all is right in my reality TV world again. Ahh, the sweet sounds of Dorinda Medley speaking in tongues after tossing back one too many. Ramona Singer using plastic microphones to emphasize her incomprehensible points. Luann de Lesseps pounding her chest and proclaiming, “I have suffered!” in her most insufferable delusion. And Carole Radziwill learning to exercise. Well, okay – it’s not all riveting. But after a few franchise duds this year, I’ll take it! Although I wasn’t here for the premiere, I’m back in now with two feet firmly planted in the delicious mess of this particular group of women.
This week, we find out who’s working on running (Carole) and who’s just running her mouth (Sonja Morgan). After opening credits, we see Tinsley Mortimer, Ramona, and Carole meeting for lunch. Why? So Carole can tell them that Luann is culturally insensitive and that she’s nervous she is to run the NY marathon. Ramona says she’s planned a super-secret party for Carole to celebrate her accomplishments. Except maybe she hasn’t planned it until this very moment? Clearly, Ramona has had a bright idea, and she is fully committed to seeing it through. She can only manage one thought in her head at a time, after all.
In essence, they argued over geography and supporting other women. They both concluded that the other one was being condescending. Maybe they were both right?
The Real Housewives of New York cast headed out on Wednesday night in NYC to celebrate the premiere of season 10.
Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Tinsley Mortimer, Sonja Morgan and Carole Radziwill, along with Andy Cohen, were seen having a good time together at the celebration produced by Talent Resources in NYC.
Bethenny was the only Real Housewives of New York cast member who wasn’t at the party. Rumors were flying yesterday, claiming that Bethenny was attempting to distance herself from the reality show, but that is simply not true.
Bethenny was actually on her way out of the country to promote her other reality gig, Bethenny and Fredrik!
Check out the party pics below!
She announced their separation right after they taped the reunion episodes, so of course, the cast still made it “all about Tom.”
As much as I adore every woman in the Real Housewives of New York cast, there’s no way that anyone other than Luann de Lesseps could have joined Andy Cohen in the Bravo clubhouse for the first Watch What Happens Live episode following the Season 10 premiere.
Her Season 10 tagline really says it all: “The most interesting people make the best headlines.” And if we are judging based on those parameters, Luann is the most interesting cast member going into this season. We will see a post-divorce Luann dealing with the Tom D’Agostino breakup, the aftermath of her arrest, life after rehab, her rise from the ashes to cabaret stardom. This show has a great cast, but just focusing on Luann alone, it’s clear she’s givingthe fandom A LOT this season.