Sonja Morgan

Luann is cool, why aren't you?

The waves came crashing down on Real Housewives Of New York. There were so many rules of engagement and disengagement, I’m not sure who broke what and if they used an icepick or a d-ck. Between Class With The Countess, How-Tos With Heather, and Bossing By Bethenny there was just a whole lotta lecturing going on. Ladies – just stop being so uncool and let Ramona Singer get her groove on. 

Things resume at the F-U dinner, but the only thing they’re feasting on is each other and still fighting about whether or not an F-bomb is an acceptable way to pepper a conversation. Dorinda Medley starts sobbing. Heather Thomson rushes her to console her in the bathroom, but here comes Ramona, all gold lamé and I want it my way, wedging herself between Heather and Dorinda. Dorinda is RAMONA’s FRIEND – Hands OFF!

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Dorinda Medley Freaks Out

Dorinda Medley is weighing in on the episode that may well have been the tipping point in her Real Housewives of New York freshmen season. She shares her support of Ramona Singer’s (old) selfish and (new) single behavior, why spending a week with her castmates can drive anyone to drink, and how too many drinks can lead to an all out war about F-bombs over dinner.

“Well, here we are in the Turks and Caicos—still—and all hell is on the verge of breaking loose,” begins Dorinda. “Scary Island 2.0 doesn’t even begin to describe it…Seriously, it feels more like Purgatory as the days go on. I’m beyond exhausted and simply not used to being with so many women all the time.” Admitting she is “short-fused” which caused her to overreact about Heather Thomson walking ahead of her to dinner at Fire and Ice, Dorinda was amused this episode when Bethenny Frankel and “Madame Yummie went on a ‘I know you are but what am I?’ adventure and out know-it-all’d each other. Fun to watch!”

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Andy Cohen Dishes On Real Housewives Of New York Reunion; Plus The Housewives Celebrate Together After The Reunion!

One thing I’m loving about this season of Real Housewives Of New York is that despite their epic arguments the ladies can still rally and have fun. On Tuesday they filmed the reunion, which was apparently so epic and so long, Andy Cohen almost missed his WWHL taping!

Andy shares a sneak peak of all the drama and reveals some surprising things that happened on reunion day. And of course some not so surprising things, like that Luann de Lesseps got into it big time with Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson! “Luann was guns blazing and I have never seen her so fired up,” reveals Andy. 

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Real Housewives of New York cast photo

Yesterday the Real Housewives Of New York taped their reunion. Amid a season of off-the-wall drama, serious friendships ups and downs, major cast changes, and the yet unseen “uncool” utterance, the reunion was sure to be epic. Especially with with 8 Housewives!

The reunion ran all day, beginning in the morning and didn’t wrap until after 9 PM. Andy Cohen had a WWHL taping with Jeff and Jenni scheduled, and raced from the RHONY reunion set, right into the WWHL studio. Talk about pressed for time. 

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Kristen Taekman - The Voice Of Reason On RHONY

The ladies of Real Housewives Of New York are still in Turks and Caicos, but they’re starting to panic, one mosquito caught in a macrame dress after another. Of course Ramona Singer is annoying everyone, and if there were Ramona-Off, it would be in constant use.

Bethenny Frankel is making lunch, because I’m sure there’s some Skinnygirl salad from her book, or she was trying to pimp her new Skinnygirl salad dressing or salad tongs or salad croutons made of compressed air and over-active imagination of what carbs actually taste like. But drama with Ramona eclipsed her Skinnygirl Self-Promotion Brigade.

Ramona is demanding everyone eat lunch at a restaurant. Bethenny is pissed, because she’s been cooking and that’s hella rude on Ramona’s part! Bethenny chases Ramona around the beach house yelling that she’s manic. That, my friends, is the true definition of Irony By Bravo – Skinnygirl Margarita glass calling the Pinot Glass empty. 

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Dorinda Medley has broken her silence about the argument with Heather Thomson that seemed to come out of nowhere on last week’s Real Housewives of New York, an argument Heather deemed “lame.” Dorinda, for her part, agrees about the relative ridiculousness of the tiff, but she does spend quite a while in this week’s blog defending how “hurt” she was by Heather’s “dismissive” attitude when walking in front of her to a local Turks and Caicos eatery. 

Before getting into the Heather debacle, Dorinda reflects on her part in instigating the Sonja Morgan volcanic eruption that left no housewife untouched! Asserting that she cares about Sonja’s welfare because “there IS a difference between being a friend and being someone who cares for someone else, let’s be clear…,” Dorinda says she merely “wanted to offer some advice and help boost her confidence a bit” when she spoke to Sonja the morning after her “STFU!” moment with Bethenny Frankel.  But Dorinda does admit, “I had no idea she was going to come charging down the mountainside at the rest of the girls the way she did. It’s like I lit a spark that sent the cannonball on a warpath. That wasn’t my intention.”

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Sonja Morgan attends AmFar honoring Andy Cohen

Filming of the Real Housewives of New York reunion special is getting underway and Page Six is already reporting that Sonja Morgan is planning to come in with guns blazing for her castmates who’ve dogged her all season about her drinking, erratic behavior, and clothing line (or lack thereof), and especially for their “rude” behavior during a Turks and Caicos trip that she asserts she treated them to.

Still raw months after the trip, Sonja claims “there was not one thank-you for taking the cast to the islands,” and she plans to “strike back” at the ladies during reunion taping for their crass and callous behavior toward her. The Turks and Caicos trip, which spans the final four episodes of RHONY this season, showed an increasingly ticked-off Sonja exploding at her castmates last week for insinuating she had a drinking problem. “She feels there’s just been criticism of her life and her lifestyle,” says the source. 

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You know, I’m coming around on Kristen Taekman. She expertly made herself invisible during most of the drama that encircled Sonja Morgan on the Turks and Caicos trip, and she was the mastermind behind dumping a bucket of ice water on Ramona Singer. What’s not to like about that? Whether she was brokering a (flimsy) truce with Bethenny Frankel or acting as the arm of vengeance with the Ramonacoaster, Kristen was a breath of fresh air amidst the stale arguments that haunt this season of Real Housewives of New York.   

In her blog this week, Kristen discusses why Ramona is “the root of all problems” with her “two faced” behavior, how she feels Dorinda Medley’s argument with Heather Thomson was ridiculous, and the bonding she did with the house chef. Because he was the only sane person on the trip. “The chef was the sweet guy that had a newborn baby. We spoke a lot about his first child and how wonderful the experience had been for him. He taught me some tricks in the kitchen like how to poach an egg. We talked about how he got into cooking, as well as life on the island of Turks and Caicos.” This explains where Kristen was during most of the Sonja meltdown: “If you were wondering where I was in most of this episode, maybe I was in the kitchen talking with the chef or taking a nap while the other girls ran to sign up for massages. I was really treating this trip as what it was for me: a vacation.  

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