Watching that last Real Housewives of New York episode, I couldn’t help getting vicariously nervous that Ramona Singer was going to miss her own birthday party. Sure, it was a surprise party so Ramona had no idea that she was messing up the plans by double booking that night. It was just pretty obnoxious that she couldn’t spend time with Dorinda Medley without having the backup plan of going out to dinner with a random whose name she couldn’t remember.
Nevertheless, she made it to the party, seemed genuinely touched, and Dorinda was able to pull off the surprise. I have no idea how Ramona didn’t see it coming after her conversation with Carole Radziwill, but Ramona wasn’t paying attention- as per usual- which was actually a good thing this one time.
It’s so odd watching these episodes with Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and the rest of the cast questioning whether or not Luann and Tom will actually get married because they were filmed months ago and we all know that they did make it down the aisle. So it feels kind of pointless and I’m just hoping that this season doesn’t turn into a Season 8 Part 2. I really don’t want it to be all about Tom. That is really so last year. I feel like a brat phrasing it that way, but it’s true. In the mean time, Luann gave us some more Tom talk.
Pointing out the obvious, Kelly scoffed that Real Housewives Of New York is “not the New York Times” and has no business getting involved politics.
“I don’t know Carole at all,” Kelly added, “but I just think slamming anyone for their political views is tacky.” Instead Kelly suggested that Carole use this as a learning opportunity – not a judging one!
Alex McCord is a name I haven’t heard in forever, but she made a random return to Watch What Happens Live and America. Not only that, but Ramona Singer was in the club house as well. It was a combination I never expected to see, but I was here for it.
I’m not really sure why Alex did this appearance since it’s clear that she wants nothing to do with the reality TV life, but the dynamic between her and Ramona was pretty interesting to watch.
Raise your hand if you are still reeling from Dorinda Medley’sversion of Festivus last week? (I’m raising both, as if arrested. For indecent TV watching while under the influence of Diet Coke.) Well, apparently we can forget all of that! For we’re poised to move on as fast these women do when air-kissing after slut-shaming, because it’s the moment we’ve all lived through already been waiting for: Carole Radziwill’s election party!
Get ready to take five cleansing breaths, friends, because this week The Real Housewives Of New York takes us through the moments leading up to election day right through its aftermath: otherwise known as Ramona Singer’s surprise 60th birthday party. Which she nearly screws up by double booking another date during said party. (And who – by the way – shows up at her party later, only to be summarily shunned!) With all of the drama surrounding these two heady events, Sonja Morgan’s love life nearly gets lost in the shuffle. <single tear> She’s created a love triangle of sorts because she is the eternal ‘it girl,’ dontchaknow? THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE! #TinsleyGoals
I’m just gonna admit it – some small part of me ADORES Jillusional. She brings the crazy, the denial, the cluelessness, and she is not afraid to throw it all out there. Jill did a live show with Heather McDonald for her Juicy Scoop Podcast where she blew the lid off her issues with Ramona and also suggested that Bethenny Frankel lied about last season’s revelation that Tom D’Agostino cheated on Luann de Lesseps.
Look below for pictures of Kenya Moore showing off her Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion look, Kyle Richards working on her American Girl sitcom, Andy Cohen hugging the breakout star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Kail Lowry showing off her baby bump, introvert Erika Girardi posing nude for Instagram, and more.
“With friendships, I believe that it’s OK to let some stuff slide,” explains Luann, “but if something is really bothering me, I try to talk it out. Dorinda is the same way. She wants to say her piece and then move on.” And say her piece, she certainly did.