This weekend our favorite reality stars stepped out for the BET Awards events, the NYC Pride Parade celebration and more.
Tamar Braxton killed it on stage at the BET Awards with Patti LaBelle and K. Michelle. We also have a few of the red carpet arrival photos and some of the events before and after the awards. Those include Tonya Banks, Draya Michele, Torrei Hart, Joseline Hernandez, Mimi Faust and others! On a side note – did you guys see Diddy fall in the hole? I’m glad he laughed it off afterwards and didn’t take it too seriously like some certain others probably would have *cough<Kanye>cough*.
Also going on this weekend was the NYC Pride Parade, and Real Housewives of New York stars Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley were on hand to party it up for that one! On a RHONY side note – we aren’t typing Luann’s name wrong. She dropped the capital A for branding purposes, so no need to flood us with emails.
“Turks and Caicos is already off to a crazy start with Ramona and Sonja manically choosing rooms,” begins Heather. “The house was beautiful and featured seven bedrooms…No need for room-gate! We eventually figured it out.” While the tipsy twins were commandeering rooms that suited their fancy, Heather was apparently having a “normal” conversation with Bethenny – something, she points out, the Bravo cameras didn’t really capture. (Where was Carole Radziwill’s Blair Witch Project handheld cam!?) “It’s always so interesting to see what’s covered on the show, because while you might get to see one thing going on, something else you might not see is always happening at the same time. I was much more interested in my conversation with Bethenny. We’re finally talking normally–hooray!”
As the ladies of Real Housewives Of New York took off for a trip to Turks and Caicos, so too did the drama! The foremost expert in etiquette and chic-ness, Luann de Lesseps, can now add “Girl Code” enforcer to her list of manners specialties. With a new song on the matter, Luann tackles all the violations of her castmates and discusses the emotional tsunami that is Ramona Singer!
Spanning from NYC to the Caribbean – wherever there are RHONY, trouble is sure to follow, and deciphering it all is The Countess!
Beginning with trouble at the Warwick Hotel, Luann knew it was too much to expect that her supposed friends would be supportive of her clothing venture, but chic c’est le vie! “You can have the best of everything and there’s still drama,” accepts Luann. “Ramona did admit she was a bit harsh on Kristen [Taekman] and that her timing wasn’t the best, so hopefully they’ll move forward and forget the whole thing.”
Ramona being Ramona, she sees her behavior a bit differently than the other ladies when it comes to choosing rooms on vacation. “I felt like a little kid looking for the room for Sonja and me to share. The ladies all take separate rooms, but ever since the Morocco trip, Sonja and I always room together,” claims Ramona. “It was quite humorous with all of us running around like squirrels looking for the nuts.”
Real Housewives Of New York – when it’s too hot in the city, despite the arctic winter chill, escape to the islands of Turks and Caicos but bring the arctic chill with you! I truly did love this episode – it was old times RHONY – real friends, serious drama that wasn’t fake or fabricated, yet light-hearted frivolity and laughs.
I’ve come to love the friendship of Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps. I think they deserve their own bestie name: Bethann? Luannethy? I’ve also come to accept Kristen Taekman as being silent, but necessary – her facial expressions are the omnipotent narrator and her outfits are a pleasant diversion from such atrocities as macramé, lucite stripper heels, or neon yellow bikinis purchased from the MTV Spring Break store in 1993.
A viewer asks Sonja why she wouldn’t listen to what Bethenny has to say? “I know this group of girls really well and I heard them last season saying I wasn’t focused on my businesses and I was all over the place and now we see I have a collection, I do have a house of fashion, I have jewelry, I have swimwear, I have evening gowns, sportswear. And then they were saying that I was going to lose my house and we see I’m still living in my house. So, you know what I feel about these comments? Exactly the same way. I have professionals who take care of me and they’re not professionals (her co-stars). And just because Bethenny’s just coming back to the group and she’s hearing what the girls are saying after a weekend that went off the rails in Atlantic City, I think it’s a little premature.”
After discussing how much fun she had decorating cupcakes with the ladies, Ramona launches right in to what (in her humble opinion) makes Bethenny tick, and why Kristen’s questioning of Bethenny drove her to tears. “Bethenny is a very strong woman. The things she has been going through have been very hard on her emotionally. At times Bethenny cries at a drop of the hat due to all the stress she’s under. I know the feeling as finalizing my divorce has been taking a toll on me emotionally. This is the reason I haven’t written a blog in a while. I appreciate everyone’s continued support and understanding. It means so much to me,” explains Ramona.