Ooooh goody – it seems slander works both ways on Real Housewives of New York. And if this accusation is true it seems we'll soon have another Housewife being investigated by the feds. Bravo sure leaves no stone unturned.
After Aviva Drescher has gone on national television to accuse Carole Radziwill of using a ghostwriter for her acclaimed and lyrical memoir What Remains, Carole is fighting back.
In her newest blog she reveals that Simon & Schuster, the publishing house that published Aviva's memoir, calls Aviva's allegations a "joke". But that's not all… Carole calls into question Reid Drescher's business practices.
Last night on Real Housewives of New York, BookGate got "street", and thankfully no one was injured. And some other stuff happened. Finally.
We pickup where things left off at LuAnn de Lessep's BBQ. This season class with the countess means taking a backseat to drama and serving dessert while massive fighting occurs. And hats off (or should I say heads – heads bearing wigs) to LuAnn because in the midst of the melee she let them eat cakes. Yes, ladies, please this fighting is so gauche – literally where Heather Thomson is concerned – let's enjoy a nice tart instead. I've long been a fan of the mighty ego of LuAnn and this season she has truly reached her stride, she's let go of some of the pretense and she's more relaxed.
As if the complete cast overhaul on Real Housewives of New York wasn't enough, now someone else appears to be adding her name to the cast roster.
Everyone's favorite completely delusional image consultantAmanda Sanders has dubbed herself the newest cast member. Last week Amanda's website was describing her as the newest castmember, she has since changed it to "appearing on" RHONY probably because Bravo got wind of her false-representation!
On Amanda's personal website she now lists herself as a "distinguished TV personality currently starring on ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’". What exactly is distinguished about showing Harry Dubin your dubin and admitting he doesn't remember you the next morning. Anyway…
I'm going to sound like the biggest old fogey on the planet, but I say it to the young kids all the time (read: the teens and twenty-somethings I used to baby-sit for), "The Internet doesn't go away." That naked picture you sent your boyfriend he swears he deleted? Out there. That video you didn't mean to post of you drinking under age that accidentally made its way to Tumblr because you were too drunk to know better? Still in cyberspace. It's bad enough having to feel generations away from these yahoos (and I'm really not that old!) and their reckless abandon for all things dot.com, but I totally neglected an entirely different dynamic.
It seems that people who are maybe a bit older and not adept in technology need a lesson as well. Case in point? Mario Singer's text messages with his alleged mistress have now been leaked. You know he's thinking, how did that happen? Don't they disappear when I hit send? Nope. Even though it's being reported that Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer is attempting to reconcile her ex, she may want reconsider…or at least get on the same text and data plan!
Aviva starts off attempting to explain her comments and this whole book fiasco. Again. "perhaps wasn't the best choice of words and as a writer I should have known better, I suppose, but I still believe it was clear to everyone what I meant when I said, "it takes a village" to make a book. It does. I've said this all before – in the Acknowledgements of Leggy Blonde, on the show, in interviews. But the haters can’t seem to get past the phrase — and, you know, I don’t blame them; it sounds lame."