Real Housewives of New York

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I felt so vicariously awkward when Luann de Lesseps accused the other women on Real Housewives of New York of being jealous of her insta-relationship and subsequent engagement during the latest RHONY episode. In all honesty, it seems like even the single ladies in that clique are very happy with where their love lives are at. No one seemed even mildly envious. 

They were all just completely shocked by Lu channeling some Drake lyrics and going from “zero to one hundred real quick” with the super sudden engagement. No one knew how to react to her bragging about how she has a new apartment with a terrace now since it is so hard to get past things moving so quickly – not because anyone is jealous. And in a not-so-shocking turn of events Bethenny Frankel gave her two cents on the weird love triangle with Luann’s fiancee Tom D’Agostino, Ramona Singer, and Sonja Morgan.  

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Ramona & Luann

On last night’s Real Housewives Of New York, the woes of thy vagina continued. Also Luann de Lesseps wonders why these bitches won’t be happy that she’s madly in love! It seems Luann answered her own question there, and the operative word is “bitches” – those bitches can’t be happy for her, because they’re bitches.  OK, OK… that’s not entirely true, and more on this later… I know you cannot wait for my rambling musings on the many contrary behaviors of Housewives. 

But first, Bethenny Frankel has taken a break from randomly bleeding all over Manhattan to launch Skinnygirl Chocolate. She decides to “go bold” by wearing a bright red wig, which considering what’s going on south of Bethenny’s equator, I dunno… maybe a little too close for comfort? Or maybe Bethenny wanted the drapes to match the curtains?

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Before we head into the new episode of The Real Housewives of New York tonight, Jules Wainstein wants to do a little explaining about her strange actions last episode. She also shares her two cents on her co-stars’ insinuating she has mental problems. Jules also has some choice words for Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill. We’re not surprised.

Jules starts out, “After watching this week’s episode I agree with Dorinda: It’s time for me to grow a pair…of calzones. While I refuse to engage in judgments and insults about how my fellow Housewives live their personal lives, I will say that the lack of self-awareness that some of these Yentas have is shocking.”

Alex McCord blames The Real Housewives of New York

I was wondering what happened to former Real Housewives of New York cast member Alex McCord. It seems like she just disappeared once she left the show and moved to Australia with her husband Simon van Kempen. This is pretty rare since most of the former Housewives do whatever they can to be in the media spotlight.

Well, Alex came out of the woodwork recently and she did so in a major way when she called out most of her former cast mates.

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Ramona Singer

I am so thrown off. I can’t believe that we have now reached an era in Real Housewives of New York when Ramona Singer is the peacemaker of the group. Wow, times have seriously changed. Ramona is known for being the ultimate instigator so this is a major turnaround.

I have no idea what got into Ramona’s pinot grigio, but she is definitely a new Ramona (yet again).

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bethenny-frankel

Bethenny Frankel and Sonja Morgan still haven’t made up after their Tipsy Girl/Skinnygirl fallout on Real Housewives of New York.  Bethenny wants to be clear that her issues with Sonja are not over the use of the word “girl.” She took to her SiriusXM radio show (B Real With Bethenny) last week to expand a little on her reasons for being annoyed and irritated with anyone (mostly Sonja and Jules) who fails to “own it.”

Bethenny started out explaining how difficult it is to launch a successful alcohol business, “I have so many categories and so many businesses, I wasn’t worried that it was competing with my brand. I know how difficult it is. Skinnygirl was the first low-calorie cocktail in history, so just coming up with a wine or like Ramona has her pinot grigio and she experiences the challenges. It’s really, really hard to just come in with one sku of something and make money when it’s just another wine or something. Especially when we’ve seen Sonja with so many different kind of fake businesses.”

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In the least mean way possible, I just don’t feel like Jules Wainstein is a fit for the reality TV life. It’s not that I dislike her when I watch Real Housewives of New York, but she just doesn’t really resonate with me. She does not really interact with any of the ladies on the show and whenever she does, she doesn’t say much to their face and then just complains about them in interviews or to Dorinda Medley.

Clearly, she is someone who avoids conflict, but that isn’t the best way to be if you want to be a reality star- or just a person in general. She sets no boundaries with these women, yet she complains every single time that she interacts with them. It makes no sense, but both she and Dorinda just think that she is getting bullied by the other Housewives like Carole Radziwill and Bethenny Frankel

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation Symposium & Awards Luncheon held at the Warldorf Astoria - Arrivals Featuring: Bethenny Frankel Where: New York City, New York, United States When: 29 Oct 2015 Credit: Rob Rich/WENN.com

Bethenny Frankel’s radio show (B Real With Bethenny) this week was all over the place topic-wise. She not only revealed that she’s been in contact with her estranged mother and that Jason moved out of her Tribeca apartment, but she also shared that she’s writing another book! Bethenny also explained that she had a hand in Julianne Wainstein getting hired on The Real Housewives of New York!

Earlier on WWHL, Bethenny shared that she knew Jules and Michael were divorcing before they came on the show. A radio caller asks Bethenny to expand on what she knew about Jules and Michael’s divorce before the show started airing. “I’ll only speak about my personal situation. I’m only speaking about what I know – I don’t know them very well. I know people who know them in common. Everyone says that Dorinda is the reason Jules is on the show, which doesn’t really matter to me, but I definitely was a big part of that, too, but I was more of behind-the-scenes.”