Anyone can see Tinsley is living her life in a suspended adolescence. So, maybe it doesn’t seem like a fair fight to involve her in anything. But also, she doesn’t seek out conflict or show emotions in conflict situations. Sure there’s the occasional screeching about frozen eggs, her dog Bambi, or a one ScottKluth at the door, but does Tinsley have strong opinions about the group dynamics? Why yes, actually. Especially when it comes to defending Dorinda.
Besides some missing lobsters, the main storyline on season 11 of Real Housewives of New York is the bad blood between Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley. It’s a shame they can’t drink and make up! But they can’t, and Luann’s hard-fought sobriety is part of the problem. An emotional dumpster fire conflagration that began last season when Luann— between trips to rehab– threw shade on Dorinda for her drinking.
I never thought Sonja Morgan would be the voice of reason, but she spoke for all of us when she said Luann shouldn’t be advising Dorindaabout her drinking. No good has come of it. Bethenny Frankeltried to settle the beef at a “gangster lunch” last episode, which ended in a truce. A truce as opposed to a heartfelt reconciliation because Dorinda refused to admit heckling Luann.
My only issue with the Real Housewives franchise is that it didn’t start sooner. Of course, I understand that the premise of the show is related to the women being at a specific place in their lives. Nevertheless, it sounds like they lived some super fabulous lives during their pre-reality TV days.
If only reality television existed back in the day to see the younger Real Housewives. They probably went to some amazing parties and dated some famous people. Well, not all of them. However, one of the Real Housewives dated tennis great John McEnroe many years ago.
Can you believe that the Real Housewives of New York are in their eleventh season? Four weeks in, and the ladies are not disappointing. It is always great to catch up for the first few weeks and see what everyone has been up to. From Bethenny Frankel’s grief over the loss of Dennis Shields to Luann de Lesseps’legal woes and second stint in rehab, the New York ladies are doing what they arguably do better than any other franchise-keeping it real, dramatic-and funny.
And that sometimes painful realness is extending to the continuing drama between former BFF’s Luann and Dorinda Medley. An ugly falling out in Cartagena followed by some obnoxious heckling (Jovani, Jovani, Jovani!) by Dorinda at Luann’s cabaret show have left the two at odds. Now, however, Luann is sharing that she might have been a little hasty in her part in having Dorinda excluded from the clam bake at BarbaraKavovit’s home.
Tonight Real Housewives of New York is back to yell, scream, and cry over Jovani. Then hopefully – finally – Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley can settle their differences about who heckled whom over cabaret. I mean honestly someone just make a Broadway show about Real Housewives and be done with it!
Sonja Morgan is embracing her inner free spirit to celebrate her Paper Magazine spread by spreading the love around and making out with an unknown female party guest, while Tinsley Mortimer looks on in shock. Tinsley will spend a lot of this episode scoffing about bad manners because she also finds out her mother Dale is being disloyal by wearing shoes designed by Tinsley’s ex-husband’s new wife.