Unfortunately for Luann de Lesseps, Season 9 of Real Housewives of New York has continued with the Tom D’Agostino bashing from last season. And I’m sure the former countess is not done publicly defending her relationship. Thankfully new housewife Tinsley Mortimer arrived during the last episode and hopefully (for Luann’s sake) she will give the fandom something else to talk about.
Sure, it is going to take a lot for anything Tinsley says or does to supersede Tom as a hot topic of conversation, but a lot of viewers are curious to learn more about her. Even though Tinsley is new to the show she’s actually known Luann and Sonja Morgan for years, so it does make sense that she is a part of the cast now.
“So we finally get to meet the new girl—oh wait, I don’t. But before I get there, let me talk about a few other things,” snarks Dorinda in her blog. “Hannah has decided to move out. It took a long time for Hannah and I to heal after Richard’s death. She decided to move back in with me, and I decided to mother her as much as I could during the aftermath of his death. It was the best decision for both of us, but now after five years she has decided it’s time to move out and get her own apartment. I am happy to say it’s in NYC and not too far away.”
Two weeks ago Luann’s 22-year old daughter, Victoria de Lesseps, was arrested in the Hamptons for a DUI, blowing a .15 on a breathalyzer after being pulled over, then brought into the police station under suspicion of intoxicated driving.
As her friend in my head, I wanted to warn Luann about Tom’s antics plenty of times, but she doesn’t seem to care and they’re already married- so what’s the purpose of belaboring this topic? Luann is all about this marriage and she is going to do whatever she can to sell this marriage and let us all know how happy she is.
Between seasons, it’s easy to forget what an outrageous mess Ramona Singer is. Then Real Housewives Of New York rolls tape again and voila! We remember. This week, Ramona was seen wandering around Sonja Morgan’s house in shades while being hardcore shaded by Sonja’s butler who needs a Bravo contract immediately. She also paid a visit to Bethenny Frankel with Carole Radziwill – where Ramona adamantly denies kicking Bethenny’s puppy!
“I love dogs! The puppies were on the side of my feet jumping with excitement. I did not kick them!” defends Ramona, who was surprised to learn of Bethenny’s newly adopted pets. She was also surprised to hear Bethenny and Carole snarking behind her back: “I know this isn’t a big deal, but what is a big deal are the snarky rude comments behind my back between Carole and Bethenny saying I am crazy! I mean, like really! Talk about who starts sh–.” Existential dilemma: If Ramona says she is not crazy, and other people who are a bit crazy themselves call her crazy – WHO IS ACTUALLY CRAZY?
Luann is still in the honeymoon stage when it comes to this relationship. She’s so happy these days that she didn’t even have it in her heart to shade anyone during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live. I’m sure Andy Cohen was a little disappointed by that.
We open at Sonja’s house, where she’s dyeing her eyebrows and ordering interns to ferry her chocolate. Tinsley pops by to move the hell on in – complete with pillows! Once the “It Girl” girl of NYC, Tinsley fell hard when she splashed across the tabloids in stories revealing ongoing domestic disputes with her boyfriend, one of which resulted in her arrest. Tinsley, now less of an It Girl than a Who? Girl, is trying to rebuild her life. Mission one: find a different sort of guy to date. You know, one who you don’t need to call the police on weekly. Sonja is down for the cause.
On the season premiere, Ramona Singer used her crazy eyes to hypnotize Luann into believing she truly wishes her and Tom all the happiness in the world, and will stop speculating about their relationship. Then Ramona guzzled some Pinot and resumed her Googling.