The episode starts off with Caroline Manzo auditioning two of her sisters to be Dina’s replacement. No, just kidding! But oddly enough, the two sisters look more like Dina than Caroline. Albie’s law school dilemma is brought up and Caroline shares she is at a crossroads in her life, as her kids are now getting older and getting ready to move out of the house. It seems Caroline, who has devoted her entire life to her kids and family, is now starting to realize it’s time to start stepping back on the mama bear role.
Teresa and Jacqueline meet up for lunch with Kim D. who does her best Kelly Bensimon impression when she utters a “Hiiiiii” as she walks in late. And did you know Kim D. and Kim G. are sister in laws? Yep I just found that out today. Definitely puts things into perspective. Teresa brings up a good point when she asks Kim D. if she can be trusted since she talks about Danielle behind her back, only to turn around and hang out with her. Kim D. invites the ladies to her fashion show and informs them Danielle will be in attendance. Jacqueline is hesitant to be in the same room with Dirty D (excellent nickname given to Danielle via our awesome commenters), while Teresa seems on-board.
Next up is New Jersey’s equivalent of Kelly Bensimon, except Danielle, even at her worst, still seems very sane in comparison to Kelly. Danielle shares she’s received text messages from 16 ex-cons people informing her that Kim D. has invited her enemies to the fashion show. Dirty D then storms into the Posche boutique and demands to see Kim D. Danielle immediately decides the front desk lady, Donna, isn’t bowing down to her, thus causing her to storm out of the store. Danielle proceeds to once again involve her young daughter in her adult issues via a phone call. Danielle then decides to head back into the store and commands Donna to have Kim D. give her a call. Donna has the best reply as Danielle storms out again: “Didn’t catch your name.” The only thing missing from this scene was Danielle screaming out a ‘Don’t you know who I am!’
Kim D. returns to the store and calls Danielle, who accuses Donna of being rude to her and putting up her finger at her. I went back to watch the footage and at no point did I see Donna raise a finger at Danielle. Dirty D then proceeds to return to the store to stir up some more drama. When Kim D. doesn’t bow down to her, she threatens to stop shopping at Kim D’s store because it would “ruin” their friendship. Perhaps someone should inform Danielle the only reason Kim considers her a friend is because of her wallet. Kim D. realizes she no longer has to pretend to be Danielle’s friend, you know since Danielle is no longer a paying customer, and politely kicks her out of the store.
It is finally over. The final part of the Real Housewives of New York City reunion show aired last night, and we got some resolution to some of the biggest issues of the season.
We start off with a continuation of Kelly Bensimon’s delusions. After spewing out her bullying crap against the women, Kelly decides to do her best Jill impersonation when she decides to storm of the show, like a brat not getting her way. In all honesty, Kelly leaving the stage for those few minutes ended up being my favorite part of the show. At this point, like Ramona, I just couldn’t anymore. I mean this woman was just making up events that never happened. It was extremely frustrating as a viewer to see her take no responsibility for her actions and on top of that, just sit there and lie over and over and over again. This is why I could definitely understand why Ramona, Sonja, and Bethenny felt the need to interrupt her lies.
Bethenny sums it up best when she says, “She just makes up whatever she wants to say. She’s going to tell me she’s an African American Asian woman in a minute. And we’re like okay, no, you’re not.” Alex and Sonja echo what I’ve been saying all along, which is if there was any bullying going on during the trip, it was being done by Kelly, who continually attacked the women, interrupted their conversations, and even called them “demented” to their face because they chose to gossip about Jill.
In the midst of LuAnn snickering like a high school mean girl, we also hear once again that Kelly was sent home by the producers and did not leave the trip on her own accord, as she has claimed. Kelly returns, and I really find myself hoping she had stayed away longer. Kelly once again attacks Bethenny and claims Bethenny, who we all saw cooking numerous times during the trip, did not cook.
Sonja asks Kelly when she bullied her, during which Kelly shares that Sonja was actually a friend to her on the trip and was there for her. In addition to Sonja, I find myself asking when did Alex bully Kelly on this trip? What we saw was Kelly randomly unleash a verbal attack on Alex, telling her she looked like a vampire and was channeling the devil.
It seems when Kelly doesn’t like what the other women are saying ,she attacks them. Kelly accuses Sonja of drinking too much, thus not remembering the systematic bullying she was a part of. She then tells Ramona her blood type is Pinot Grigio. Kelly accuses the women of being hateful and jealous of her, and at this point, I’m all but tired of listening to this insane rambling. Fortunately, we get a commercial break.
Wanted to add the following quote made by a commenter yesterday. MamaSays had the following to say –
“Every time they show a clip of someone addressing how fragile or crazy Kelly is in her presence she is seen nodding or looking a little vulnerable. This tells me that she is accustomed to having people discuss her mental state in front of her and, to me at least. shows that this is something that has occurred at least a few times before.”
Amazing insight by this reader. How many times was Kelly called crazy to her face? How many times did she appear physcially upset or even deny being crazy? I agree that at age 42, there’s about a 100% chance Scary Island wasn’t the first time Kelly had an “episode.”
Next up is Jill, and the topic of Jill getting kicked off Scary Island is brought up. Jill is ready to once again go into victim mode. Sonja speaks out, and unlike Kelly, actually makes sense. Sonja doesn’t believe Jill was sincere in coming on the trip to make up with Bethenny. Why? Well for one, Bethenny only lived a block away from Jill back in NYC. You know, a trip that would only have required 10 minutes of her time, and not 9 hours.
Victim Jill continues, “And by the way Ramona, thanks for asking me or Bobby if we wanted a drink of water or bathroom cause after nine hours of traveling….” said Jill, who earlier claimed she flew via a private jet. Apparently, private jets don’t offer water or bathrooms, and neither do airports. The only victim in this situation is Bawbee, who allowed his wife to drag him into this mess.
Jill, who by this point has watched Kelly’s off the wall behavior in St. John, now informs us she can relate to Kelly because of the way she was also treated by the bullies. Jill’s odd defense for Kelly didn’t end at the reunion show, as weeks later, she did an interview during which she compared Kelly’s bullying plight to that of Phoebe Prince. In case you’re wondering, Phoebe is the teenage girl who took her life this year because she was being bullied her some of her high school peers. Yes, Jill went there. But back to the show, for some reason, Jill decides Alex is to blame for the public backlash against her, the BP oil spill, and of course being kicked off St. John by Ramona. I’m guessing Jill’s four media consultants advised her to attack Alex and defend the crazy woman at all costs.
Kelly accuses Alex of being an actress and faking her anxiety at seeing Jill in St. John, and at this point, I really just want this woman to zip it, so that I can hear the sane people arguing. Jill apologizes to Ramona and Ramona appears to accept, despite Jill’s blog on Monday accusing her co-stars of not forgiving her. Jill takes things up a notch when she breaks out the crocodile tears and decides to proclaim that being kicked of Scary Island was “the most painful thing I ever experienced in my life.” Really Jill? More painful than Bobby’s cancer? And if at this point, anyone is still buying this woman’s act, then well I don’t know what to tell ya…
It’s now LuAnn‘s turn in the hot seat and the first part that stands out is when Andy asks LuAnn if her former husband, Count Alex de Lesseps, does not like jews. This is basically Andy asking LuAnn if the Count is Anti Semitic. One would expect LuAnn’s answer to be a definite NO, but the way LuAnn answers this question is rather interesting. “Umm I would say that umm, it’s not that he disliked Jews, he just umm would be surprised umm if I was with somebody Jewish.” Those, my folks, were the exact words that came out of LuAnn’s mouth. The bizarro look on Andy Cohen’s face says it all, so I will move on.
The reality star had remained mum on the nose job issue until now. Nene appeared on the The Ricky Smiley Morning Show and gave a non denial statement on her recent nose job -
“You shouldn’t believe everything that you hear. Don’t worry about what I’m doing over here. I am very recognizable; don’t believe everything that you hear. Understand that a lot of the pictures are photoshopped and the pictures that I saw of me [were] from Sheree’s “Dancing with the Stars” night and we were wearing fun make up. I had make up on the top, I had make up on the bottom, I had make up on my nose and all of a sudden my nose is very very small. My nose was contoured at the dancing event and everyone is making a big deal out of it.”
Is she really expecting us to believe she did not have a nose job? Can’t make much sense of the above statement so will move on. A report by RadarOnline also claims this is actually Nene’s third nose job. Nene also states that she and hubby Gregg Leakes are doing fine despite separation rumors. As for her son Bryson Bryant, who has been arrested twic this year, she says he’s doing fine as well and is back to club promoting.
In other Atlanta Housewives news, those pesky rumors/stories that Lisa Wu Hartwell is leaving the show refuses to go away. The latest is now that Bravo is planning on phasing Lisa out of the show this season.
“The producers of the show wanted to weed someone out, that person being Lisa Wu Hartwell, as they have added the two new cast members. She isn’t filming as regular as the other ladies of the show and will appear only on minimal episodes, as opposed to the other ladies… It wasn’t Lisa’s choice to end her contract, it was the producers as she no longer lives any where close to the city of Atlanta and her character on the show was quite a bore last year!”
If this story is true, must say it makes sense. Lisa was a bit boring last season. The third season of the Atlanta Housewives is still being filmed.
The Atlanta housewife attended a Dancing Stars of Atlanta Benefit event Sunday night along with her fellow castmates and the photos tell it all. While Nene has yet to publicly comment on her plastic surgery, she looks noticeably different in the face. There are also rumblings that she had more than her nose done. You can see more photos of Nene below.
Nene who was in attendance with her husband Gregg despite separation rumors, was actually at the event to support her fellow housewife Sheree Whitfield, who danced at the charity event which raised thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Also in attendance were Kandi Burruss, Kim Zolciak’s wig, and new housewife Cynthia Bailey. Photos below are courtesy of FreddyO.
Being on a reality show like the Real Housewives of New York City is a pretty tough task and not for everyone. In my opinion, there are three main criteria in which one should absolutely not take part in anything “reality tv.” A – If you’re insane, B – If you’re crazy, and C – If you’re emotionally unstable. And when you happen to fall under all of the above, then you should absolutely under any circumstances not put your life on television. Unfortunately for Kelly Bensimon, the damage has been done. More on Kelly later.
Now onto to the recap in what is absolutely without a doubt the best episode EVER from the Bravo housewives franchise.
LuAnn – Fortunately for LuAnn, this had to be the episode where Kelly went bat sh*t crazy, thus taking most of the attention way from her tragic singing. And how much did she pay this producer to literally just lie to her over and over and over? After the whole Kim Zolciak singing debacle, I cannot grasp why someone who can’t hold a note would want to humiliate themselves on national television. It’s quite baffling to me. And while the end result of her song sounds decent, I can’t help but feel she is about two decades behind in her music. Perhaps she could have had a big hit in the early 90s.
Now onto the trip. We get to see Ramona and Sonja leave for the bachelorette trip to St John. While in the car, Ramona mentions that she is not surprised Jill decided to skip the trip because the trip is “not about her,” and when it’s not about Jill, she doesn’t like to participate. And of course since Jill isn’t going, her lapdog/underdog LuAnn won’t make it either.
The ladies finally all land in St. John and we find out Bethenny has just buried her father and is a bit raw emotionally. Almost immediately Kelly begins to unravel. Buckle up for the ride folks cause it’s a whole lot of crazy coming up!
The ladies are riding in a car on the way to their yacht and Kelly mentions she doesn’t eat pretzels because she does not eat processed foods. Okay makes sense, that is until she mentions her love for gummi worms, okay no longer making sense. Ramona asks her if she’s six, and Bethenny comments in her interview that “Gummi bears don’t come from the vine, those aren’t bears you see in the Bronx zoo.” In her interview, Alex also feels the NEED to mention that this is the first time she’s taken a non business trip without her kids since she became a mother. Thanks for sharing Alex, I’m a better person for knowing that lil tidbit.
Right away, you start to see the tension between Bethenny and Kelly, I would say most of it coming from Kelly, who seemed to have a bone to pick with Bethenny. Bethenny on this trip seemed more quiet and subdued, for Bethenny standards at least, so it was interesting to see Kelly keep escalating the tension. I would say Kelly was the “aggressor” this go around.
The ladies put on their bikinis and it’s time to eat. Not Crazy – Kelly shares she doesn’t like to eat in a bikini, and then goes on to get a cover up. Crazy – Kelly completely losing it once the ladies started talking about Jill. While it’s understandable that Kelly does not want to talk about Jill behind her back, she should have voiced that and then kept quiet. Trying to control what the ladies felt and said about Jill made no sense. Kelly reveals that she’s “normal” and the rest are “abnormal.” Bethenny tries to explain some things to her, during which Kelly declares that she doesn’t care. Fair enough, to which Bethenny tells her she shouldn’t comment if she doesn’t care. Good advice considering Sonja was just as well sitting there, keeping quiet because she didn’t want to join in on the Jill convo. Kelly then makes her 2nd moronic comment of the night, when she accused the ladies of making “lemons out of lemonades.” Uh what Kelly? Bethenny explains to her that what she meant to say was “making a mountain out of a mole hill” as lemons out of lemonades means making something good out of something bad, which wouldn’t apply to the conversation being had at the moment.
Okay seriously, is this woman a complete and total moron? It’s quite baffling to me that someone her age could be this idiotic. Especially someone who claims to hold an English degree from the prestigious Columbia University. And by the way, it was revealed last year that she didn’t actually go to Columbia, but instead took classes at Columbia Extension College, something anyone can do. Bethenny said it best later on in this episode when she said Kelly is the most “unintelligent human being” she’s ever had the pleasure of being around. Couldn’t agree more. I’m pretty certain I’m losing brain cells just listening to her. I can’t even call her a bimbo. Her IQ would need to be about 100 points higher to be on bimbo status. She’s simply a moron.
Back to the recap. Kelly then continues to yell, and tries to make a grand exit through a closed glass door. While leaving, she snaps, “You guys are sick, it’s like you’re demented, see ya!” Ramona laments that Kelly doesn’t like to “feel” and I think she might have a point. Moments later, Kelly returns from her self imposed “time-out.” It’s so interesting to see Kelly being so loyal to Jill considering just how badly Jill treated her last year, especially at the reunion show. Something tells me had the tables been turned, Jill would have bad mouthed Kelly along with the ladies in a heartbeat.
There seems to be something about having cameras around that makes certain people just want to make absolute asses fools of themselves. Case in point, Countess LuAnn De Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York City, has decided to give Kim Zolciak some competition. For some reason, LuAnn has decided to embark on a music career despite being completely tone deaf and lacking any musical talent.
LuAnn’s first single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class,” hit the internet yesterday and in a new interview with PEOPLE today, LuAnn reveals she is shooting a music video for her song. A photo from her video shoot is below.
According to LuAnn, she is simply “trying to bring manners — and disco — back.” She tells PEOPLE. “When I made the song, I had dancing in Saint-Tropez in mind.”
And what does she think of the preview video Bravo has released showing her singing very off key? “I think [Bravo VP] Andy Cohen was mean to show a clip of me singing off key, but I’m a reality star; I don’t have the luxury that Beyoncé does to not show that footage.” Right LuAnn, because we’re all certain Beyonce sounds a lot like you in the studio and requires autotune to sound decent on a record.
Listen to “Money Can’t Buy You Class”
In the video, which has yet to be released, LuAnn can be seen rocking long hair (thanks to extensions) for the first time in 20 years. “There’s not really dancing,” she says of the video. “I just have very good looking men standing around. And it’s about how money can’t buy you class, so I’m taking money out of their pockets and throwing it onto the floor.”
And we haven’t heard the last of LuAnn, her next single, “Chic, c’est la vie,” is set to be released in early May.
TELL US: WHO’S THE WORST SINGER, KIM ZOLCIAK OR LUANN?
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RadarOnline is reporting that former enemies Nene Leakesand Kim Zolciakcame together last Friday and decided to confront honorary 6th housewife Dwight Eubanks, leading to a very nasty war of words and chair throwing between the parties.
“Dwight was at the hotel for what he thought was going to be a casual meeting,” a source tells Radar. “But instead the producers had their own plans as they brought in Kim and NeNe to confront Eubanks about several issues, only for Dwight to call them out. NeNe and Kim came storming into the hotel and got straight in Dwight’s face, accusing him of spreading lies about them and making up rumors.”
The source continues, “It was absolutely crazy! NeNe and Kim were both screaming at him, and he gave back as good as he got. Dwight started yelling at NeNe that she was nothing but a common prostitute and that she had hooked up with a married man, and he totally trash talked Kim too.”
The rumor now is that Nene’s husband Gregg Leakes was still married when she met him, while dancing at a strip club. “NeNe lost her temper and attacked Dwight with a chair, breaking off a leg and Kim threw a vase at him! It was like a scene out of some crazy movie!,” continued the source.
Access Atlanta was able to get ahold of Dwight, who confirmed the events did indeed take place. “It was real… she bruised me up a little bit,” said Dwight. When asked if there was any permanent damage, he said, “I’ll survive. We’re fine.”
In other Atlanta news, all of the housewives including the two newest housewives, Cynthia Bailey and a very pregnant Phaedra Parks were all in attendance at a listening party for Kandi Burruss, who is currently working on her new album. Photos of that below -