Andy Cohen is always so open and honest, I think that is why Watch What Happens Live! works so well. But the Real Housewives head honcho has not always been so forthcoming with casting scoop, I assume to keep things secret to boost ratings.
So it was a total surprise when it was announced long before the season airs that former fan favorite, Bethenny Frankel, would be returning for season 7 of the Real Housewives of New York. So just how long had Bethenny’s return been in the works?
LuAnn will be hosting a glamorous yard sale next weekend where luxury seekers can buy items personally touched by The Countess – and several of your other favorite RHONY stars. I have my eye on Ramona Singer‘s used pinot glasses!
LuAnngot $8 million for her glamorous 6,5000 square-foot Hamptons retreat which she sold to developer Joe Farrell. He plans to tear it down to build a property double that size (yuck) so LuAnn is selling off all the fixtures – why let it go to waste?!
Bethenny shared on her website, “Well, there has been a lot of speculation about my return to television and to Bravo in particular. Bravo and I have maintained an incredible partnership and relationship over the years, which is something I am very proud of and grateful for. It really is where it all began for me, and you can’t forget where you came from.”
Last night Sonja attended an exclusive cabaret show at Café Carlyle for a performance by actress Molly Ringwald. At $600 per ticket, one might expect class – or not! Sonja reportedly showed up wasted, violated dress code, and behaved sloppily, report other attendees.
Witnesses claim that Sonja was seated front and center and paid more attention to her cell phone than the performance. And that she was drunk as a skunk upon arrival – only worsened by her “martini-swilling” throughout the evening. Lord let’s just be thankful she kept all her clothes on and her legs closed, or didn’t hop up on stage to perform her own “Caburlesque” nonsense.
From her table surround by male attendants (who is she Lady Gaga now?) Sonja was talking loudly throughout Molly’s act and spent the evening texting and tweeting on her phone. “Sonja seemed completely bombed,” says a witness of Sonja’s attention-seeking. “She had about five men at the table and they were all chatting throughout. She drunkenly asked to meet Molly, who declined.”
“The whole show is a phony!” George laments. “It is not comprised of real housewives. It should be called Divorced Housewives, Single Housewives or Non-Resident Housewives.”
George claims that it was Aviva who brought in all the ratings last season! Wait, I thought that was Ramonja? “They should have never let Aviva go,” George complains. “The ratings were at 2 million, then down to 1.3 million. And the only reason the ratings went up recently is because Aviva threw her leg.”
Rumors have been swirling for months that Bravo is desperately trying to woo Bethenny Frankel back to The Real Housewives of New York. Bethenny admitted that she and Andy Cohen ARE working on projects together, but hasn’t confirmed if one of them is the reality show that made her famous. Fans of the show have been equally divided over her possible return, but one cast member spoke out to say she’d be thrilled to have Bethenny back on the show: Sonja Morgan.
Sonja dished with her good friend Tom Murro, sharing that Bethenny coming back on board would be cool with her. “I heard the rumors the Bethenny could be considering coming back. Would be a breath of fresh air.” Sonja throws a little dig at her co-stars, “I could use a good sense of humor in the bunch!”