In the wake of Luann de Lesseps‘ trip to rehab, former (and present) stars of Real Housewives Of New York and other franchises are speaking out about the producers’ tactics to allegedly push alcohol on the women in an effort to solicit big drama. This accusation is nothing new, but the details are quite illuminating and provide an interesting testimony for the behind-the-scenes workings of the show.
Spurned Housewives Aviva Drescher and Kelly Bensimon tell their stories, with tidbits added from Heather Thomson (who quit the show), Gretchen Rossi, and others about their experiences.
Aviva, known for the infamous prosthetic leg toss on the finale of season 6, was part of the RHONY cast reboot after season 4 and appeared on the show for two seasons (“writer girl“). Kelly, obviously, is notorious for her feuds with Bethenny Frankel culminating in Scary Island. Both women, along with some current housewives who chose to remain anonymous, claim there is a vested interest to push booze on the cast – even if it’s clearly against their best interest.
It feels like a whole lifetime ago when Aviva Drescher threw her prosthetic leg across the room. Nevertheless, Real Housewives of New York is still going strong with its current cast. One ongoing storyline this season is the rift between Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill.
Aviva is all too familiar when it comes to fighting with Carole. This is not one of those situations where “time heals all wounds.” Aviva still has a lot of animosity toward her former costar and she’s not afraid to let it all out.
Former Real Housewives of New York star Heather Thomson has been busy running her businesses and living life since leaving the show, but she took a little time recently to sit down and share her thoughts on her former co-stars and more.
Heather was a guest on the Andy’s Girls podcast and dished on everything from Luann de Lesseps‘ narcissism to her advice for Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore. Read on for some memorable quotes from her interview.
There’s no doubt about it: Aviva Drescher will always have a place in Real Housewives of New York history thanks to that infamous leg toss. I will never get over Aviva hurling her prosthetic leg across the room in response to being barely provoked. Other than that, I pretty much forgot she was on this show. Don’t get me wrong, that limb toss was nothing short of iconic, but the show soldiered on with some golden reality TV moments after that.
At this point, it feels like the Real Housewives of New York cast is on point, but even if changes needed to be made, adding Aviva doesn’t make the most sense. She’s not close with anyone on the show and it would just feel vicariously awkward watching her interact with the women at some Skinnygirl event.
Let’s see what the reality stars were up to this weekend with an all new reality star photo roundup! Sheree Whitfield hit the red carpet for BET’s Social Awards 2018 – It Girls Welcome Dinner in Atlanta.
New York Fashion Week brought out a slew of Real Housewives – past and present! Kristen Taekman, Aviva Drescher, Kelly Bensimon, Danielle Staub and many more were spotted attending the shows. Even former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks attended the Fashion Hong Kong at Industria Studios on Friday in NYC.
Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Marie attended the grand opening of “Renegades” at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Check out these and more in the gallery below!
A new day has dawned for The Real Housewives Of New York. Long time enemies Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin have put their differences aside to make amends, although it took a tragic circumstance to bring them back together. After the sad passing of Jill’s husband, Bobby Zarin, last week, Bethenny chartered a plane from Aspen to be by her former friend’s side.
Some question whether this surprising move was “just for the cameras,” but Jill has made it clear that she wanted Bravo to film at Bobby’s memorial, both to highlight her connection to former RHONY cast mates and because Bobby became known to many of us through his multiple seasons on the show. Jill said, “This was all about memorializing Bobby — [there was] no drama. It’s very sad for all. He was an important part of the show and a great friend to many who appeared on it.”
This week in reality stars out and about: Brandi Glanville was photographed out and about in L.A. after enduring a week or so of battling back and forth with Eddie and LeAnn.
The new cast of Famously Single celebrated the season 2 premiere with a party in L.A. with Dr. Darcy. Returning for a second season of drama is Calum Best and joining for the first time is Khloe Kardashian’s BFF Malika Haqq.
Kim Kardashian celebrated the launch of her new beauty brand with mom Kris Jenner and more. Meanwhile Kendall and Kylie Jenner spent time with Caitlyn Jenner at a car show on Father’s Day.
Also spotted: former RHONY star Aviva Drescher, Stassi Schroeder, Draya Michele and more! Check them out in the photo gallery down below!
Reality Tea is ranking of every, single Housewife from every, single season from almost every Real Housewives franchise. You can find Part 1 of our rankings here. Now we finally return with Part 2 (aka the big ole mush in the middle)!
In Part 1 we mostly covered most Housewives who were either too crazy to be legit, or didn’t make much of an impact, or were just so miscast and off it was painful. Some of them were too nice, or too timid, or not rich enough, or too desperate. If she’s only a Housewife for a season, there’s usually a reason!
Below we continue to analyze and dissect the ladies from Real Housewives Of New Jersey, Real Housewives Of Atlanta, Real Housewives Of Potomac, Real Housewives Of New York, Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Real Housewives Of Dallas, Real Housewives of Miami, and Real Housewives Of Orange County. We’re skipping the short-lived Real Housewives Of DC, because no one even remembers who they are. Well except for one…
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