Admittedly, I do this every time a newbie joins a franchise. I fall in major like with the fresh face only to come back and bite my words a few seasons later. Real Housewives of New York is no different. I love Kristen Taekman. I adore that she's friends with Carole Radziwill and (Holla!) Heather Thomson. She's even a good sport with LuAnn deLesseps (who I like more now that she's in smaller doses) and Sonja Morgan. Best of all? She finds Aviva Drescher to be a total nut job…and, truth be told, I was quite the Aviva fan her freshman season. Hey, at least I realize my shortcomings, right?
Beginning her Bravo blog, Kristen jokes, "Yup, the 'new girl' is taking all these fancy NY Ladies to Montana. Naturally, Carole and I need a wax. Funny, so Carole and I spoke that morning and go figure, we both had waxes that day at the same place so we decided to go together! Don't all girlfriends go to hold their friend's hands while they get their kitty waxed? Ha ha! I roll in wax for real. I wax everything! Arms, legs, mustache, brows, kitty…TMI I know — but after all, this is a reality show! So we are waxed and ready for Montana! PS. Carole is a natural blonde who knew?? #shhhhhhhh" Bwahahaha! TMI, Kristen. T.M.I.
Last night on Real Housewives of New York the ladies headed to the wild, wild west in Montana. Kristen Taekman organized the trip and like the over-eager rookie she is, she expected everyone to be jumping with glee at the prospect of spending a week at a dude ranch far, far away from any actual dudes. Now you know Sonja T. Morgan was going through withdrawal something terrible – something that even a pair of cotton granny panties couldn't cure.
Before the ladies left Aviva Drescherdecided she needed a little attention. Because you know – Meviva. Aviva had suddenly came down with a rampant case of asthma. She's allergic to horses, and hay, and long plane rides with women she does not like, and best-selling books, and being away from Saint Reid, savoir of upper east side princesses with daddy issues. Clearly Aviva is not allergic to asses – I mean she's able to be around George.
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their daily lives with us. And we love them for it! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite photos from this week! Enjoy!
One of Bravo's original franchises may suffer from lackluster ratings but it certainly hasn't suffered from lack of drama. I'm not sure why viewers haven't connected to the storylines because I've found the combination of the ladies interesting, and the storylines – for the most part – amusing.
Ramona Singer took to twitter today to post photos of her behind-the-scenes hair and makeup and also reveal her look. It's quite different from the Ramona satin cocktail dresses of yore – and that's a good thing. Thankfully, the bang curler is still present. It's her signature look!
Kristen Taekman also prepared for her first ever Housewives reunion – it should be an experience. Photos are below!
When one goes about the admirable task of raising money to fund cancer research and puts in the extra mile to turn it in to a fun event for those invited, and then goes so far as to provide the opportunity to shop you think the guests would be occupied enough to just smile and be polite. Unfortunately LuAnn de Lesseps underestimated Aviva Drescher's need for attention. And her ignorance about what churns a woman's appetite! Answer: Her Father!
Unfortunately for our poor friend LuAnn not everyone has read Class With The Countess cover-to-cover. Aviva may have read Carole Radziwill's books but she has certainly skipped an equally important Housewives text – the ultimate guide to good behavior – because the Real Housewives of New York star behaved abominably during LuAnn's luncheon.
First Aviva decided to send text messages advertising her father George's recent three-way with a former Miss USA, and then she proceeded to talk about the inappropriate topic throughout the entire lunch. Luckily Aviva stopped long enough to at least bid on a dress, but she interrupted LuAnn's co-host's speech about her mother's cancer battle to discuss her father's battle with keeping it in his pants. As a result LuAnn is disgusted.
The ladies are still in Saratoga where Sonja's drunken meltdown culminates with a half-hearted attempt to flee wearing a shirt that does not count as a dress and absconding LuAnn de Lesseps' limo driver. Unfortunately a coveting of wine momentarily distracts her and Sonja decides to enact her payback by dropping some wine farts before forgiving the other ladies and hitting up the club.
Oh, Sonja. Did you not watch the Real Housewives of New Yorklast night? What you were is not "buzzed", it was wasted. (And according to the previews for next week things just keep going downhill for you.) Instead of denying, you should own it. We love drunk Sonja!! At least you are — normally — fun and loving as opposed to angry and ready to throw a wine glass.
Aside from claiming to have just been "buzzed', Sonja Morgan shares some interesting insights in her latest Bravo blog. And judging from the writing — she definitely wrote this herself and I totally appreciate that!