LuAnn de Lesseps has been an iconic figure on Real Housewives Of New York as The Countess. Although LuAnn was demoted last season, she’s back with a bang in season 7, and continuing to embrace a down-to-earth, relaxed attitude – including leaving behind the pretentious of the Upper East Side and Southampton.
Gracing the cover of Resident Magazine, LuAnn spills all about what led her to NYC, how she became involved in RHONY, and just how real she thinks reality TV is!
LuAnn says she signed on for reality TV after meeting Jill Zarin at a Michael Moore party (of all places – it was the screening of Sicko in 2007). Jill, ever the social climber, immediately climbed on board with adding a Countess to her friends roster.
The polls are closed and the votes are tallied in our First Annual Reality Tea Readers’ Choice Awards! Stay tuned today as we unveil the winners for each of the categories you voted in over the past two weeks. Some of the results might really surprise you!
FAVORITE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK STAR: CAROLE RADZIWILL
This was a close one for the winner! Carole won out over her co-star Heather Thomson by less than 75 votes! Other notable write-ins: Andy Cohen, Jason Hoppy and “yawn.”
See the Runners Up in order of votes received below!
Kelly and Ramona were spotted all over, both donning their skimpiest swimwear and looking like they were having a lot of fun together. Although they’re making me nervous for their phones, waving them around like that – I would’ve dropped it in the water for sure.
Good for Ramona, she deserves to have some fun and show off the goods. Fingers crossed that her next man will be a little more loyal.
Reality TV is usually known for its TERRIBLE fashions, but once in a while a gal (or guy) gets it right. Rarely, but hey – it happens. Lord knows this list was a struggle, I had to really search and search – wrack my memory, so to speak – to find the good looks.
However, after careful consideration, lots of overlooking, and focusing on the positives here’s my pick for best dressed reality TV stars of 2014. Many people are on this list because of progress made – even if it’s merely outfit to outfit progress, but remember we’re thinking positively. <side eye>
How does that old saying go, “If you marry for money, you earn every cent?” And if you marry an international banking dynamo, you probably won’t be earning any cents – or sense! Neither Sonja Morgan‘s bankruptcy nor her divorce will ever seem to be finalized as new court documents reveal her ex-husband John Adams Morgan is seeking a $6.2 million dollar judgement against her. Yikes.
Sonja and her 83-year-old ex have a hearing scheduled for January 21st to meet in bankruptcy court because he believes the Real Housewives Of New York star owes him money from selling properties to satisfy debts related to her Chapter 11 bankruptcy and $8.1 million dollar creditor debt.
Bethenny Frankel returned to Real Housewives Of New York to save her career after a disastrous divorce and the network hoped she could also bolster ratings for the sagging show, but it seems she has a case of the sour grapes over her decision. As a result Bethenny isn’t meshing well with her co-stars, and they’re also bitter that she’s getting paid way more than they are to do nothing but be difficult and demanding!
Sources say Bethenny is refusing to film certain scenes or interact in ways she considers “fake,” which is a real departure to her past approach on reality TV. Bethenny’s co-stars feel she’s acting like a spoiled, entitled “brat” especially since they took pay cuts from Bravo in order for the network to finance Bethenny’s return.
Reality star sightings this week include Phaedra Parks, Abby Lee Miller and so many more!
Phaedra Parks and her ah-freaking-dorable boys took a trip to L.A. to attend the Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! at Staples Center. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott and their four kids were also spotted at the same event.