When this season of Real Housewives of New York started it seemed like the major feud was going to be between Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan. That seems to have blown over and, in all honesty, Sonja vs. Dorinda was far from an even match. There’s no way Sonja would have survived a whole season going up against Dorinda. Now it’s clear that the biggest tension of the season is between OG cast members Ramona Singer and Bethenny Frankel.
Ramona questioned Bethenny on her “soft porn” past and brought up Bethenny’s six-year-old daughter. She did so in a group setting on camera and just came across as a blatant instigator. Now, she’s backpedaling and trying to frame the conversation as her expressing concern, but Bethenny appears to be so done with Ramona.
Obviously Tinsley owes Sonja for being her link to this show and for letting her live in the infamous townhouse, but I am just so thrown off by their dynamic. Sonja doesn’t want Tinsley hanging out with “her” friends, but then she’s sending her off to events on her own instead of clinging to her. Sonja has always been my girl (in my head, anyway), so I hope she’s not playing some low key mean girl games with Tinsley.
To kick off this week’s Instagram roundup, we have Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel promoting her new line of Skinnygirl lunch meats. “People keep telling me to eat a sandwich,” snarked Bethenny. “Now what?”
It’s hard for me to remember Real Housewives of New York before Dorinda Medley joined the cast and I never want to go back to that era. She manages to keep it real, deliver hilarious one-liners, and check anyone who goes against her – all while managing to be extremely lovable.
Dorinda is someone who has an opinion on everything and everyone and this even includes reality stars who are on other Bravo shows. I have no idea how Dorinda wasn’t a Real Housewife sooner, but I (naively) hope she stays on this show forever, especially since she and Sonja Morgan seem to be cool again.
Tinsley was a delight, but I was really anticipating Andy Cohenasking a bunch of questions about living with Sonja Morgan and her brown ice. But that did not happen. Weirdly enough, there were zero Sonja-related questions, and I learned pretty much nothing about Tinsley. It was a forgettable episode in all honesty, but I watched so you don’t have to. I’ll share the (very) few interesting parts.
Dorinda is throwing a charity event for Beauty for Freedom, so she enlists Bethenny’s help – or at least, her commentary – in the effort. They meet out shopping, where Bethenny is more concerned with the “gigantic apartment” in SoHo she’s just purchased, which is 2,000 square feet larger than her current pad. She’s good at flipping properties, she says. And she’d like you to watch her real estate spinoff, please. She’s not good at forgiving Ramona, however, and has no plans of doing so. Though she does vow to be cordial when they’re forced together at social functions.
In addition to landing a real estate spinoff on Bravo with friend and Million Dollar Listing NY star Fredrik Eklund, Bethenny will now be investing in – or trampling on – the dreams of would be entrepreneurs far and wide! In addition to Shark Tank’s standard panel, Bethenny will guest star when only four of the six “sharks” are present.
Dorinda shares, “I was overwhelmed and deeply touched by Hannah’s speech. You only saw a small part of it but it was incredible and heartfelt. I always knew that Richard and Hannah had a special relationship but I do not think I understood how strong their bond was and how his passing affected her in so many ways. I feel this was a watershed moment for Hannah – a hard, difficult moment.”