You know what time it is. Time for Luann de Lesseps’ apology tour, circa January 2018. Right on the heels of her Palm Beach arrest, the Real Housewives Of New York are left picking up the pieces (and the pettiness) of the tabloid drama unfolding before them. And you know, it’s kind of nice to see how the cast (with the exception of Tinsley Mortimer) closes ranks to support Luann, despite their trivial issues. It’s kind of like sisters who fight to the death behind closed doors but present a united front when one of them is attacked by an outsider. Or it’s mobster mentality. Either way, I’m down with it!
Two weeks after Luann’s arrest, she’s in rehab and the rest of the Real Housewives of New York ladies are calling each other to get their stories straight. Was Luann drunk? Um…yup. Did she hit a cop? That would be an affirmative. But surely she didn’t break out of handcuffs and attempt to escape the vehicle?!? Ah, yes. Yes, she did! Indeed, the former countess decided to throw our dear Dorinda Medley a bone and help erase the memory of Bethenny Frankel accusing her of being a drunk once and for all. Because Now poor Lu holds that official title. So says the judge, at least.
This Real Housewives of New York season is a tough one for Luann de Lesseps and Bethenny Frankel. Luann is recovering from a very public divorce, getting arrested, and going to rehab. Bethenny is finally getting challenged as the self-proclaimed “Queen B.”
Ramona Singer told Bethenny that she “doesn’t support other women” in that instantly iconic phone call while she was walking her dog. Carole Radziwill has been putting Bethenny in her place episode after episode. Bethenny and Luann will have to answer some tough questions when that reunion comes around.
One of the funniest moments from Real Housewives of New York Season 9 was when Tinsley Mortimer drunkenly corrected Luann de Lesseps on the difference between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. As we all know, Tinsley came to the show after a rough time in Palm Beach (including an arrest) and Luann got married in the same town (where she also ended up getting arrested). Even though both Tinsley and Luann had some difficulties in Palm Beach, they both just seem to love going back over and over again.
Tinsley spent Memorial Day Weekend in Palm Beach (not West Palm) and shared lots of photos from her time there, of course.
A lot of your favorite reality TV stars enjoyed their Monday off for Memorial Day. Many of them shared photos hanging out with family and friends and sweet sentiments honoring the troops in their captions.
Teen Mom star Chelsea Houska and former Orange County Housewife Meghan Edmonds showed off their baby bumps. Teen Moms Jade Cline and Kayla Sessler shared photos playing with their babies outside.
There are some scenes from Real Housewives of New York that have become so iconic over the years, we practically have them memorized – Bethenny Frankel screaming “GO TO SLEEP!” on Scary Island, the infamous Brooklyn Bridge Beatdown, Dorinda Medley’s Clip! Clip! tirade in the Bronx, and Luann de Lesseps falling in those Mexican bushes. But this week gave us our newest save-to-permanent-file moment: Ramona Singer on a Manhattan street reading Bethenny for filth. Now, I don’t know if Martin Scorsese is really watching Vanderpump Rules like Lala says, but he might have shot this scene. Seriously: It. Is. EVERYTHING.
Before we take to the streets, we must revisit the murder mystery Berkshires dinner at which Bethenny and Carole Radziwill are tearing into one another. There’s so much talking and half-running away and coming back again, it’s impossible to capture every moment. But here’s the gist: Bethenny called Adam “an operator” and Luann “a loser.” Carole claims she never knew about the Houston incident, specifically, but did know that Bethenny always thought Adam was a little shifty. It turns out, so does Luann! She’s still holding on to the fact that Adam left her niece for Carole three years ago – in the Countess’s pure white kitchen of all places!! <clutches pearls>
What were you doing over Memorial Day weekend? Hopefully you weren’t celebrating like two of our favorite Real Housewives of New York…although if you were, you’ve got a Maserati or vacay in Palm Beach, so you’re already doing much better than I am!
Poor Ramona Singer totaled her new toy in a fender bender (or a Ramotor vehicle accident, as she would probably say) while driving on Montauk Highway. Near Bethenny Frankel’s house, maybe? Meanwhile, Tinsley Mortimer got into a bit of a tiff with Luann deLesseps’ ex-husband Tom D’Agostino, Jr. while dining out in Palm Beach, Florida.
What happens in the Berkshires rarely ever stays in the Berkshires. In fact, it usually drives major storylines for the remainder of the season on the Real Housewives of New York. Is it something in the water? Is Dorinda Medley’s house built on a goddamn pet cemetery? Whatever the case may be, this year it’s Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill who decide to celebrate their very own Festivus early by airing their grievances on the Berkshires annual trip. And they decide to do it in full costume because…it’s a murder mystery party, ya’ll! So, yeah – it’s nuts. Therefore, it’s incredible.
We begin with Dorinda making it nice. While she shops for quiches and cakes, Bethenny’s assistants pack her bags with pajamas
and pepper spray. Carole and Ramona Singer show up first – they’re staying an extra night to behold the Christmas wonderland that Dorinda has erected in literally every corner and crevice of Blue Stone Manor. While they sip cocktails next to a thousand stuffed Santas, Sonja Morgan is back in the city getting a facial and free gossip from her facialist. She’s also making claims about where her missing animals have recently gone. “I gave kitty away to a nice gay man,” sighs Sonja, who moves on to discussing how one must douche between same-day sexual partners. Tinsley Mortimer, take note: This is your future calling, and it’s bleak. Two roads diverged in the wood, and Sonja took the one to Bellevue. You in danger, girl!!
Even though Bethenny Frankel considers herself the Queen B on Real Housewives of New York, she sure has a lot of enemies. Her longtime friend, Carole Radziwill has turned against her. She is still arguing with Ramona Singer whenever she has the chance.
She called Dorinda Medley a “drunk” during their Puerto Rico trip. She decided to fight Sonja Morgan’s battle and came for Tinsley Mortimer during the last episode. Will Betheny end up on a couch by herself at the Season 10 reunion? It seems like she’s losing friends left and right.