Nobody likes a borrower who tries to be a keeper! Case in point: Aviva Drescher who is being sued when she borrowed art work and decided it looked too pretty to let go of!
Remember how Aviva held an art viewing party at her brand new NYC townhouse? The apartment she purportedly rented solely for the purpose of filming for Real Housewives Of New York because the co-op board at her real apartment wouldn’t allow Bravo cameras on the premises. Well anyway, Aviva fancies herself a bit of an amateur curator and went on to install other works of borrowed art! But now she likes them so much she wants to keep some of them without paying!
Matthew Satz, a Hamptons-based artist, filed a suit against Aviva for $620,500. In June 2013, Satz says he loaned Aviva 5 paintings and hung them in her Upper West Side apartment in exchange for “some exposure” presumably of the RHONY kind and now he wants his artwork back.
Reality stars are enjoying every bit of New York Fashion Week as much as the real fashionistas. Some of our favorite reality celebs hit the runway while others took in the parties thrown by their favorite tabloids and magazines.
Aviva was nominated for RHONY by friend Bethenny Frankeland claims she was apprehensive about joining the show. “When I was approached to be on RHONY my first response was “Absolutely not. Those women are nuts.” But Aviva’s decision was swayed by the opportunities that could arise through being on Bravo… such as “writing” her book Leggy Blonde. “I was interested to learn about the reality television process and culture, and I was excited to have a job! I had been a stay at home mom for 10 years, which can be mind-numbing,” Aviva shares.
Oh, Sonja Morgan, how badly she wants to be the voice of reason as this season of Real Housewives of New York comes to a close. It’s been entertaining to say the least! I’ll give it to Sonja…when she’s sober, she at least tries to keep the peace. She’s fiercely loyal to Ramona Singer, and sometimes–sometimes–she even makes sense when discussing the drama among her co-stars!
Poo-pooing the idea that ghost writing allegations should cause such a hullabaloo, Sonja begins, “At this point, I am numb to the whole BookGate debate. I am not on anyone’s side, I just hope that both books are bestsellers and that Carole [Radziwill] and Aviva [Drescher] are making enough money to pay the bills with their books because BookGate has definitely taken an emotional toll on their friendship. I know that they were close and had great times together. In fact, Carole was once the godmother to Aviva’s daughter. How can this come between them? Such contention over the accusations! I don’t know why they let it get so heated. It’s not worth it! I just hope that they can forgive each other at some point. As you get to know someone, you get to see their strengths and weaknesses — and you have to accept those if you’re going to be friends.”
She reveals, “I was surprised when the girls laughed at me discussing my ability to forgive and voicing my Christianity. I think that it is one of the reasons that I can live my own life and not worry about everyone else’s or the grass being greener. It’s all relative. We are on Earth for such a short time. I am enjoying every day of my life. I am grateful for the family and friends that I have and my beautiful daughter.”
The Ramona-Mario-Kasey saga has gone on for months with Kasey seeking attention from the tabloids while Mario was working on his marriage to the Real Housewives Of New York star, but now that she has him, the drama continues! Ramona called 911 yesterday afternoon to report to NYPD that Kasey is stalking her!
After ardently defending Mario during the Real Housewives Of New York reunion taping, which at the time was genuine, Ramona realized Mario had been reconnecting with mistress Kasey Dexter and decided enough was enough.
Ramona initially filed for divorce from Mario in January after he was outed as having an affair. Ramona and Mario then decided to give things another shot. “We were working very hard on our relationship and making great progress,” Ramona confessed, revealing that the couple had been in therapy for 15 weeks. That explains her counseling Aviva at the reunion!