Well this show has certainly come full circle this season, hasn’t it? We started this Real Housewives of New York reunion with Bethenny Frankel using her Botox jaw to rip the surgically tucked skin off these women, and we ended things with a hapless Bethenny Frankel sniffling while everyone sang kumbaya. I am perplexed.
The bulk of the episode, like the bulk of the reunion, and pretty much the majority of the season, centered around the scintillating personal life of Luann de Lesseps. What happens in Luann’s bedroom is a national attraction at this point. People don’t go to NYC to visit the Statue of Liberty any longer, they to study the newest de Lesseps donation – the Penthouse bedroom of the ex Mrs. Countess.
Andy starts off asking Lu some questions about her upcoming wedding. Luann says the date is still set for New Year’s Eve. She says that they have about 250 guest expected for the wedding. She’s still planning to sing for Tom, but wouldn’t reveal if it was going to be an original song or a cover. Luann says her former housekeeper Rosie won’t be there, but she is inviting Jacques. Luann also shared that Tom met The Count this summer at a wedding in Switzerland and they really liked each other. She says they didn’t register anywhere but are asking for anyone wanting to give them a gift, to donate to charity (The American Cancer Society).
We all heard about some of the Real Housewives of New York cast pushing for higher salaries last season. The moves didn’t work and as a result many of them were pushed into having smaller roles and believe it or not one of those people was Luann de Lesseps. You wouldn’t know it since most of the season focused on her controversial relationship with Tom D’Agostino and her discord with Bethenny Frankel.
Now, Luann is accusing Bethenny – and her camp – of spreading some nasty rumors about her, and the ladies are back at it with the push for higher salaries. Some things will never change when it comes to the Housewives.
Last night’s Real Housewives Of New York reunion was dominated by one tantruming, feet-stomping toddler bellowing “I can say what I want!” No – I did not turn my three-year-old loose on Andy, but after witnessing the un-checked behavior of Bethenny Frankel, I’m certainly not comfortable letting anyone at Bravo babysit. OK, maybe Jules Wainstein, if she brings her “waiting on line” nanny and potty training expert.
Things begin with Luann de Lesseps calling Bethenny a “horrible person” for calling her boyfriend’s teenage daughter to “verify” she didn’t have an affair*, which resulted in Bethenny standing over Luann to scream “LieAnn” (nice twitter steal) in her face. Luann telling Bethenny she’s “evil” didn’t even cause Bethenny to flinch – despite what the previous depicted.
A new week means a new gallery of the reality TV stars showing off, throwing shade, and/or sharing selfies on Twitter and Instagram. Obviously, NeNe Leakes falls under the showing off category, “So many of you wanted to know about my fabulous classy nite wear (I even got text messages about it). This piece is by none other than my @HSN sister @rhondashear. #myhome #mylife #lifeoftheleakes” Look below for Bethenny Frankel giving zero f-cks, an unofficial Real Housewives of Miami reunion, David and Shannon Beador at the USC game, Kenya Moore trying to look sexy, new BachelorNick Viall on the set of Bachelor in Paradise, and more.
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It seemed like things were cool between Sonja and Dorinda after that during the season, but off screen there seems to be so much tension and I don’t get why. It might have something to do with Dorinda being close with Luann de Lesseps, but whatever the reason is, Dorinda is sounding off. Apparently she does not like Sonja and never will. Yikes!
Sonja Morgan was a breath of fresh air in the fetid shark tank that was last night’s Real Housewives of New YorkReunion, Part 1. Always kooky, never truly nasty, Sonja seems to bring a certain lightness to the dark pall that’s been cast over this season of RHONY. But that doesn’t mean she’s feeling all sunshine and rainbows about the way things went down.
In her blog, Sonja specifically calls out Dorinda Medley for cutting her out of the Berkshires trip from hell, and for her hypocritical ways (as Sonja sees it). “After seeing the dry cleaner party that went off the rails bad from soup to nuts again during the reunion, I really have to ask once again: Dorinda was protecting me from what in the Berkshires? The same drama I have been dealing with since way before her? She was not protecting me. She was dividing me from my group.”