LuAnn de Lesseps has been in the spotlight a lot recently – for all the wrong reasons! The Real Housewives of New York star has been accused of cheating on camera with a very dashing young pirate. LuAnn emphatically denies that any sort of misdeeds took place, but sometimes the lady doth protests too much!
In a new interview with the Miami New Times, LuAnn discusses the alleged cheating and how this season has been different with Jill Zarin and Alex McCord out of the picture!
"I was really, really sad about that," LuAnn says of learning Jill was fired. "Jill is the one that got me on the show. I met Jill and she said, 'I think you would be perfect!' I really miss Jill and Kelly [Bensimon]. Alex and Simon [van Kempen] I could live without." The feelings must be mutual as Simon recently did an interview in which he openly wondered if LuAnn was a "liar" or a "slut!"
Below,Taylor Armstrong is pictured with Gretchen Rossi and Alexis Bellino, Kyle Richards attends a Disney event, Camille Grammer steps out with her boyfriend! Countess LuAnn and Sonja Morgan attend an event, Lisa Vanderpump and her white Bentley! Plus more photos of Kathy Wakile, Rachel Zoe& more!
Also belowKim Kardashian and her family attend the opening of their new store in Las Vegas, and Khloe Kardashian cheers on Lamar in Dallas, Patti Stanger steps out! Plus Maksim, Holly Madison,& more!
[Photo credit: Dave Kotinsky/Davekotinsky.com]
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS!
The drama took place on Friday, June 10 when Mario decided to confront Jill at a party in the Hamptons about the comments she had been making about his wife Ramona. Jill claims Mario shoved her during the confrontation, citing her assistant/rep Darren Bettencourt witnessed the incident.
“He definitely scared me,” said Jill to E!. “He was belligerently screaming at me in front of friends. I was shocked. He shoved me. Darren [her assistant/rep] was my witness and he had to get in the middle and tell him to get off of me.” In addition to Darren, the only other person who would attest to Jill’s version is a man named Trevor Cork, who is coincidentally a close friend of Darren’s.
Following the first report last week, Ramona came out stating camp Jill was exaggerating the events that happened while also accusing Jill of leaking negative stories to the press about her. “So not true,” said Ramona last week. “Did they talk? Yes. Then she, Jill, walked away.” Ramona also added, “Jill has her reps make up exaggerated stories about me as this is the only way she can get press.”
And following Jill’s statements last night,Alex McCord also expressed her skepticism. “I wouldn’t put much stock in what you are reading in the gossip column,” she said. “Sometimes the things that get leaked out are truthful and sometimes the things that get leaked out are not and sometimes they are malicious. Sometimes that fight is on our show and sometimes that fight is in the press.”
So a man allegedly shoved Jill in front of others and instead of calling the cops or filing a report, she calls up E! News? And no one else around called the cops? If this allegation by Jill is made up, then it must mark a new low for her as it’s a pretty serious allegation. And if it is true, she should have pressed charges as violence against anyone is never okay. Another reason why this story seems a bit hard to believe is because the original story leaked to the press made zero mention of any physical attack. As for Ramona, she has yet to respond to Jill’s latest allegations.
Meanwhile this latest drama is right on schedule as the RHONY reunion is scheduled to film tomorrow.
TELL US – DO YOU BELIEVE JILL? SHOULD THIS MARK THE ENDING OF JILL AND RAMONA’S FRENEMISHIP FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL?
UPDATE – Jill’s rep Darren is denying he leaked the original story to E!, citing he was contacted by E! to comment on the story.
On Thursday’s Real Housewives of New York the ladies leave exotic Morocco and head back to Manhattan. Love, loss and confrontation ensue once back on American soil.
Ramona decides to seduce Mario (on camera, of course) but poor Mario’s late to the party. Alex gets home and Simon has a romantic dinner planned. It’s an evening of making out, ass smacking, and talking to the oysters which are ready to spike their libidos…and that’s all before the couple sits down for the meal. Across town, Ramona’s still waiting and Mario enters awkwardly. Ramona informs Mario of the fortune teller’s prediction. Mario, like Ramona, believes the “other woman” is their daughter Avery. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it!
Simon’s gifts Alex with a basket full of “panties” (I HATE that word) and Alex proceeds to model the lingerie for Simon. Where is the remote? I need to change the channel STAT. Who does this knowing they’re being filmed for an enormous television audience? Not to be outdone in the creepy category, Ramasseuse gives a shirtless Mario a massage. Please, Bravo, show anything else…Luann’s wine-selling boyfriend, Kelly eating jelly beans, heck, even Gia Guidice’s runway walk–ANYTHING!
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON BELOW TO READ MORE!
Eyewitnesses told E! that Mario was on a mission to find Jill immediately after arriving to the party. “Once Mario found Jill, he began screaming at her and was blaming her for the fact that Ramona looks like a drunk this season on the show,” one partygoer said. “It was really sad and pathetic that Mario was screaming at Jill like this. It was abusive and everyone at the party was extremely offended.”
The “source” then goes on to add that Jill, who oddly enough was photographed putting her finger in castmate Sonja Morgan’s face just last week, was “scared” and taken aback by the confrontation.
“She was just standing there speechless and looked scared and finally a guest had to get in between Jill and Mario and push him away from her. Bobby [Jill’s husband] had some words with Mario and told him to back off of his wife,” added the source. Jill’s rep then goes on to confirm the story to E! News, stating, “Sadly, this story is accurate.”
Ramona is however responding to the story and unlike others who shall remain nameless, she shoots straight with the press. Ramona states that while Jill and Mario did talk, the above claims are exaggerated. “So not true,” Ramona told E!. “Did they talk? Yes. Then she, Jill, walked away.”
Ramona goes on to state Jill and her reps leaked this story to the press. “Jill has her reps make up exaggerated stories about me as this is the only way she can get press. So sad, isn’t it?” Ramona adds.
And moments after E! published Ramona’s comments, partygoer Trevor Cork went on record telling E! that Ramona is lying about the incident. “It is in fact 100% true that Mario attacked Jill and everyone at the party saw it happen. I had to get between Mario and Jill just to get him off of her,” said Trevor.
And who is this unbiased partygoer you ask? Just the rumored boyfriend of Jill’s manager/rep Darren Bettencourt. In fact when you google Trevor’s name, the first photo that comes up is a recent picture of him with Darren.
TELL US – WAS THIS STORY LEAKED BY CAMP JILL? WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? JILL OR RAMONA?
UPDATE – Jill’s rep Darren is denying he leaked this story to E!, citing he was contacted by E! to comment on the story.
And immediately following the airing of the show, Ramona’s costar Countess LuAnn de Lesseps kept it classy by making the following tweet – “The fortune teller was spot on with all of us. It was scary.” See what the Countess did there? A not so subtle dig at Ramona by insinuating the fortune teller’s tale was accurate.
Ramona was however one of the guests on Watch What Happens Live last night, during which she denied her husband Mario Singeris cheating on her. “Well I never take fortune tellers to heart. I know what I have,” she said of Mario.
When informed of the tweet from the Countess, Ramona appeared visibly upset. “Hello, she’s the one who’s cheated left and right on her husband. She’s cheated on him, he’s cheated on her,” said Ramona. “What is she talking about? I never cheated on my husband. He never cheated on me.”
Andy Cohen also asked her the drinking question as many fans of the show this season have wondered if she has a drinking problem, you know, since she’s always shown with a half full glass of wine or flipping out whenever her own Pinot Grigio line is unavailable. Well Ramona also denied having any issues with the alcohol.
“You know what, I don’t have a drinking problem. I definitely have a glass or two at dinner. I drink responsibly. I don’t drink and drive. I wouldn’t have 4 businesses. I wouldn’t have a marriage,” said Ramona. “It’s just unfortunately some of these women are threatened by me or let’s say they just want to attack me for certain reasons.” She later added that she is simply a “social drinker” and that wine is only about 8% alcohol.
I suspect this is a case of Ramona trying too hard to plug her Pinot line on the show gone wrong, but perhaps it could be the editing. Or then again, maybe she just drinks too much. But don’t they all?
Some of our readers are also speculating if the “fortune teller” might have been planted, you know, to stir up drama. This actually never crossed my mind but it could be a possibility. For one, Brad, the guy who planned the party and set up the reading with the fortune teller, made it known he wasn’t a fan of Ramona’s.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FORTUNE TELLER? DO YOU THINK MARIO IS CHEATING? DO YOU THINK RAMONA HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM? OR IS SHE A VICTIM OF BAD EDITING?
The nuptials were filmed for Bethenny’s upcoming reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married, and the Today Show reported yesterday that OK magazine has purchased the wedding images, so expect to see some exclusive images in this week’s issue.
The paparazzi was however present at the Four Seasons were the wedding took place, and were able to get photos of Bethenny and some of her guests before and after the event.
The second episode of the NYC Housewives titled “Dueling Labor Day Parties” airs tonight and we can expect another big blow up between Ramona and the Countess herself.
Tonight’s episode features the ladies in the Hamptons where it just so happens there are two big labor day parties happening at the same time. LuAnn doesn’t want to go to Ramona‘s party, due to “Countlessgate” — LuAnn confronted Ramona during the last episode about her husband Mario referring to her as being Countless.
This all leads to a big blow up, and we somehow end up with Ramona calling LuAnn a slut, a Countless slut to be politically correct. As expected, things take a turn for the worse from that point on. Most of the other housewives have all made comments at some point about LuAnn openly flirting with other men while she was still married.
Also happening tonight, Bethenny gets invited to dinner by her then boyfriend Jason Hoppy, during which he reveals he is not happy with their current living situation and then tells Bethenny he wants them to move in together. A preview clip of this is below -
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW EPISODE OF THE NYC HOUSEWIVES?