Luann De Lesseps

Sonja and the ladies

Say what you want about Sonja Morgan and her attempted business ventures, but you have to admit that she is very endearing. Sonja might lack some etiquette in certain business and social situations, but Sonja has never ever been a mean girl. Sure, she has offended some people, but she was never malicious. And that is why I can’t help feeling bad that Sonja is left out a lot this season on Real Housewives of New York.

Dorinda Medley purposely didn’t invite Sonja to the Berkshires because she said she wanted to prevent drama, but it really just hurt her feelings and there was a shit storm of drama anyway (as per usual). And Sonja is still understandably miffed by the whole thing.


Bethenny and Carole argue with Luann

Yeah, I’m just gonna admit it – I didn’t want to write this Real Housewives Of New York recap. I had to rally and force myself, because last night was just so icky, fake, mean, desperate, and scheming. I wish for Carole Radziwill and Bethenny Frankel to take a good, hard, long inventory of their lives before they judge one more person.  That display last night was, again, all kinds of hypocrisy and person-shaming, and lady bashing. I don’t care how much they boast about how it was one of the greatest episodes of all time – it wasn’t, in my opinion. So it’s round two of Get Crass With The Countess. 

I don’t think Luann is any sort of innocent – she is annoyingly self-righteous, her jumpsuit was sinfully ugly, and I was pissed that she turned supplicant by apologizing to Bethenny after Bethenny’s barrage of insults. Also, I do think Luann likes to shift around the truth of things – like her relationship with Tom – but I don’t think anyone deserves the sort of treatment Bethenny dished out and I think Luann more than held her own in a calm manner, which impressed me. 


Carole Radziwill wears Teal

Carole Radziwill is a master of self-reflection and introspection – which is why she’s able to handle the stress of Real Housewives Of New York. At least that’s what she thinks… 

“If there was anything I would do now that I never would have done when I was younger, it’s a reality show. I could only do it now because I am so grounded in who I am,” explains Carole. “So there’s no fear that I am suddenly going to become this crazy, screaming lunatic.” Well… maybe not the “screaming” part… Or wait – didn’t Carole grab Aviva Drescher on a flight of stairs over #BookGate?


Carole Radziwill blog

I still can’t get over how crazy that last Real Housewives of New York episode was. Can Dorinda Medley host parties every single episode? Something wild always goes down when she does and Carole Radziwill agrees with me.

That’s a little shocking since she was not at the center of the plot, but maybe that is why. I have to assume that it’s easier to enjoy an episode when you are not the cast member who is fighting with everyone else. 


Dorinda melts down

Last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York has been the hot topic of conversation all over the reality realm since it aired and Dorinda Medley is finally weighing in on her Christmas slumber party from hell. She gives her opinion on the “crucifixion of the countess” and says that Bethenny Frankel was mean and inappropriate.

Dorinda starts off, “Boy oh boy, what an episode right?! Here I am thinking I’m going to have a beautiful weekend, and I mean #BeautifulWeekend, away from some of the chaos and madness we’ve been dealing with in the city, only to find the Berkshires went BERSERKSHIRES on us!”


With each passing week, I like Jules Wainstein more and more. I initially thought she’d be boring and vapid and care too much about the veterans’ opinions to voice her own. Sure, she may place a little extra emphasis on how much a stay at home mom needs a nanny, but she’s got a good sense of humor seems to know how to act right…a rare trait in this bunch.

After Bethenny Frankel went off (I mean, was all that vitriol really necessary?) on Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley tearfully showed her loyalty to a birthday cake, and Ramona Singer played the voice of reason (was this the Twilight Zone or Real Housewives of New York?) on this week’s episode, Jules is giving her two cents on that awful girls’ weekend. Sonja Morgan should count herself lucky for being excluded!



Have you recovered from Nightmare On Dorinda’s Street yet? Well, apparently, Luann de Lesseps has! Because she breezes through her blog this week on the wings of a bird who got sniped a few times, but eventually broke free from the cage of horrors that was The Real Housewives of New York

Bottom line: Luann thinks Bethenny Frankel had it out for her from the very start. She accuses, “From the get-go, Bethenny decided that I was her prey and she was going to kill me with words. Obviously she’s been harboring a lot of anger towards me. I was surprised as I spent a lot of time with her over the summer, and she never shared her feelings with me. In fact, we talked about it at the beginning of the season, and she’s still holding a grudge.”



One of the things I love about our site and writers is that we never all agree on the reality shows and stars all of the time (but we still ‘get’ each others’ arguments for our favorites).  Case in point: Bethenny Frankel.  She’s a polarizing character on The Real Housewives of New York – you love her or you can’t take her.  I fall into the former category. I love Bethenny’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude, her sarcasm, her over the top dramatic yelling, her inappropriate humor, all of it. I can’t help it. It puts me in the minority sometimes, but I’m okay with that. After last night’s episode Mary and I were emailing and it was funny how when it came to analyzing Bethenny’s actions of the night, we were at opposite ends of the spectrum, but we still had fun bantering about the episode anyway. And we agreed on one thing for sure: that we’d both take that birthday cake and go hide someplace quiet with a fork (or maybe just bare hands).  At the end of the day, it’s just a reality show and it’s just fun to watch the insanity, especially on RHONY because these ladies get over their issues faster than any other Housewives franchise and get back to having fun.  (As we Tweeted last night, “You’re a slut! No, You’re a slut! <ten minutes later>…Let’s go open presents).

Anywho. Love her (me and other writers who shall remain anonymous) or hate her (Mary and other writers who shall remain anonymous), Bethenny shared her side of the Berkshires drama in her blog today.  “I remember being very tired and stressed from work, and it seemed that I had a zero tolerance policy for bullsh–.  I walked in and it was game on. I still had my coat on, and I was in the ring. The hair comments were just bizarre. Let’s just say that I copied Luann strand for strand. Now what? Compare our beavers? I was just confused. I mean she has had that hair since the dawn of man. I suppose it took me eight years to muster up the courage to attempt to look like the woman that I admire and respect so much. I mean…”

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