Beginning with kind words for the ladies in London, Bethenny reflects, “It was a bittersweet journey for Carole and Dorinda in London. I’m glad they were able to get through it together and be stronger because of it.” But, “While the ladies were away, the crazies certainly did play. I laugh out loud watching Ramona and Sonja recap the trip. Ramona is attempting to convince Sonja that she wasn’t kissing anyone and Sonja is saying “I see,” aka bullsh–. Ramona hides onto a bullsh– lie until it is on its last legs dying and begging for mercy.”
Last night on Real Housewives Of New York tears were cried, laughs were laughed, and friendships formed in the most unlikely of circumstances. It was nice.
Carole Radziwill and Dorinda Medley have arrived in London and their hotel rooms are enormous. Also, Dorinda has suddenly become “Doris,” but pleasantly she’s swapped aggressive martini-fueled meltdowns for good-natured girl talk and tea.
Carole visits the church temporarily holding Anthony’s ashes. It’s been 15-years since Carole has seen the urn bearing her late husband’s remains and she’s understandably anxious. The church: small, quaint and modern, is quite different from the place where Anthony was originally interned. Carole shares that her late husband was the ultimate practical joker and the traveling urn with Carole receiving the email that it was moved would have made him laugh. That’s a poignant and fun touch.
Luann de Lesseps will have you know: the Countess isn’t back – she never left! And if anyone is admonishing others for dreadful behavior it shall be her.
Last week’s Real Housewives Of New York had battle lines drawn between Carole Radziwill and Luann over residual Turks and Caicos men, plus Carole’s undefined male sexual partner and companion, Adam. However speaking of undefined sexual partners, Luann has no idea why SHE Is being blamed for Ramona Singer‘s!
Melissa reiterates that Lauren wanted Caroline Manzo to wear white to her wedding last weekend. She said Dina did come to the church but that’s it. She confirms that Joe Giudice didn’t attend. She also says that Joeyinsisted on wearing those plaid pants despite Melissa asking him to dress in all black.
I may be in the minority, but this season of Real Housewives of New York is just the bees’ knees for me. Bethenny Frankel grates on my last nerve, but I find her much more likable and down-to-earth than the Bethenny who covers the tabloids as I’m checking out at the grocery store. Dorinda Medley is a wonderful addition, simply because you never know what you’re going to get. She’s like a tamer, yet angrier, less likely to strip for fun version of Sonja Morgan. Luann de Lesseps and Heather Thomson both want to be cool, but I find them to be um, I don’t know, uncool most of the time–but entertaining nonetheless!
This crew doesn’t stew indefinitely after a blow-up (except on Twitter), and their personalities mix well together for both silly pettiness and those rare but endearing moments when you realize that some of these friendships are the real deal. Of course, Carole Radziwill has remained my favorite since she first burst on the scene, but she’s not winning points with a few folks (one in particular) after this week’s episode.
One thing I’m really enjoying about this season’s Real Housewives Of New York is that all the ladies alternate bringing the drama. They also take turns playing the mediator or the good friend, which makes for a relationship-driven show about real women. People have many sides to their personalities, and don’t always behave one way, good or bad, something Bravo often fails to demonstrate in its Housewives. Ironically, with EIGHT housewives and their personalities to parse out, Bravo has illustrated the humanity of these women better than it has in many seasons and returned RHONY to the show we all once loved.
Bethenny Frankel is hot in the midst of finalizing renovations in her new apartment, which looks almost identical to the one she forfeited to Jason Hoppy – right down to the Skinnygirl red. I guess if it ain’t broke… (which it is broke). Since Bethenny is no longer homeless, she invites Carole Radziwill over to check out the new pad. Bethenny admits she’s using blowjob currency to get everything completed on time and suspects it may be worth it to pay some extra cash and switch to hand jobs instead. Such is life on the mean streets of NY – a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to get a roof over her head and a clean place to not eat.
Dorinda Medley has had it with balmy beaches, beautiful blue skies, and warm ocean breezes – oh, and shady co-stars, bitchy drama, and hysterical meltdowns over seemingly small things.
Last week the ladies left Turks and Caicos. Sadly the trip ended on a hysterical note after Heather Thomson saw… A MAN. OK, I get it – who wants someone’s unattended one-night stand wandering around your shared beach house, but the reaction was a tad over-the-top. Heather should have reigned that in with some YummieTummie control-top shapers.
Dorinda believes that some of her Real Housewives Of New York co-stars were way too concerned with the “What Ifs…” instead of letting and letting live for the sake of avoiding drama.