The Real Housewives of New York is off to an explosive start this season, with Dorinda Medley airing her grievances at Sonja Morganlast week. Dorinda explains in her blog this week that she just couldn’t hold her tongue for another minute. Also, get a glimpse of what to expect on tonight’s episode.
Dorinda says she really, really tried to wait til after desert, but she couldn’t do it. “As I said previously, I spent the whole summer and part of the fall listening to Sonja badmouth me, my family, my boyfriend and her disgust with me setting Lu up with Tom. It came to a head when the night before Ramona’s dinner, Sonja gave YET ANOTHER INTERVIEW to a large group of women, and yes, it was quoted, carrying on her slandering ways and trying to draw much-needed attention to herself. She even admits in the show she was badmouthing me, and it was sort of a revenge for not inviting her to the one night in the Berkshires almost a year ago. So if she is going to continue to act childish and defamatory, then I am going have to amend Michelle Obamas’ statement “You go low I go high” and add a much needed Dorindism: “You go low, I go lower.””
I’m just gonna admit it – some small part of me ADORES Jillusional. She brings the crazy, the denial, the cluelessness, and she is not afraid to throw it all out there. Jill did a live show with Heather McDonald for her Juicy Scoop Podcast where she blew the lid off her issues with Ramona and also suggested that Bethenny Frankel lied about last season’s revelation that Tom D’Agostino cheated on Luann de Lesseps.
“With friendships, I believe that it’s OK to let some stuff slide,” explains Luann, “but if something is really bothering me, I try to talk it out. Dorinda is the same way. She wants to say her piece and then move on.” And say her piece, she certainly did.
It’s Go Time! This week’s Real Housewives Of New York picks up right where we left off – in the Hamptons at Ramona Singer’s home, with Dorinda Medley poised to pounce on Sonja Morgan. And pounce, she does. She does NOT make it nice. No, no, no. And Ramona couldn’t be happier (or more Pinot’d up) that she gets to host the party that will launch a thousand storylines this season. Ramona isn’t so happy later on when Carole Radziwill un-invites her to her election party, though. This week also marks the emergence of Tinsley Mortimer out from under Sonja’s tattered wing when she sneaks out for dinner with Luann De Lesseps and Dorinda – but fails to invite her benefactress along! Oh, I could just pinch myself with delight at the Jane Austen-ness of the whole Tinsley/Sonja tableau! It’s just…delicious.
As Sonja and Tinsley stroll into the party, Tinsley is nervous to meet Dorinda. But there’s no need! Because after double kisses with Luann, Dorinda plays nice with Tinsley, trading small talk about how it’s going living at Sonja’s Socialite Rehabilitation Center. But Tinsley goes deep fast, revealing her messy past – then instantly regretting the word vomit. Dorinda’s like, Who cares? I see a limping gazelle strolling through the weeds… She’s got her sights set on Sonja, and only Sonja, tonight.
In her blog, Dorinda also recaps last week’s antics, which included Ramona questioning Bethenny Frankel about a decades-old horror flick in which she appeared nude. Or, as Ramona calls it: soft core porn. But first, Dorinda explains her sleeping arrangements in the Hamptons. “I am being pulled between staying with Luann [De Lesseps]and staying with Ramona, so I decided to split the weekend and stay with both. I was happy to finally see Lu’s newly renovated home, and it is gorgeous. It is exactly what you want a beach house to be—cozy, updated and with a view of the water. What more could a girl ask for?”
This Real Housewives of New York season has been a tough one for me to watch. All of the nastiness between my two favorites Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley made me uncomfortable. These are the two funniest ladies on the show. It has been killing me to see them talking shit about each other and arguing in the previews for upcoming episodes.
Thankfully there is some light at the end of the tunnel: these two are on speaking terms again and are back to getting along well. They actually did a joint interview together. Even if this season continues to be rough between them, I have some hope. Yet, at the same time, I’m hoping that some footage doesn’t air to reignite their feud. Typically, I don’t mind the Real Housewives drama, but these are two people that I want to see getting along. I need them bringing the comic relief and the meme-worthy quotes.
Is Tinsley going to make her own judgments about the cast members or will she be conflicted since she’s staying at Sonja’s townhouse? I’m sure that this is a dilemma that Tinsley will face and hopefully she knows better than to go up against Dorinda on Sonja’s behalf. That will not end well for her. At all.