Season 11 of Real Housewives of New York revolved around Luann de Lesseps, her fragile sobriety, and her life as a cabaret star. Viewers watched Luann blissfully gazing at posters for her own cabaret show. It later came to light that there were some misleading positive comments on the poster. Luann’s cabaret obsession even pushed RHONY’s Bethenny Frankel to have a melt-down.
Luann also routinely kept her
fans friends waiting at shows, while behaving as a diva should. At Luann’s holiday cabaret show, long-time friend Barbara Kavovit is the only New York Housewife to dutifully attend the performance. Unfortunately, Barbara is caught on a live mic while in the audience, telling her sister, “She can’t really sing.” Oops!
During last season of Real Housewives of New York, Dorinda Medley made some big changes. At the reunion, she finally mended her relationship with cabaret star Luann de Lesseps. However, Dorinda wasn’t as kind to RHONY newbie Barbara Kavovit. She compared Barbara to a turnip sitting in a fruit basket. Wow.
Dorinda also moved to a new three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. And while long-time boyfriend John Mahdessian would love to move in, Dorinda isn’t exactly putting out a welcome mat.
It is always tough when a new housewife joins a cast. Most of these people are not actually friends offscreen. They are casual acquaintances at best. So when a new lady gets thrown into the mix, you never know if there will be chemistry or not. And last season, there was decidedly not chemistry with Barbara Kavovit and the rest of the Real Housewives of New York. I know what you’re thinking… “Barbara who?” Right there with, ya’, friends. Literally the only thing I remember about Babs is the obscene amount of body glitter she wore during the reunion.
Barbara’s bad chemistry is our good fortune, because now we get to spend the off-season speculating about whether we will get a replacement New York Housewife for next season. Allegedly, Ramona Singer wants her good friend Missy Pool to join the cast. Missy is the ex-girlfriend of Tom D’Agostino, the man to whom Luann de Lesseps was married for 2.2 seconds. If that is true, either Ramona is a terrible person or she really, really hates LuAnn. Or both.
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Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder shared engagement photos with new fiancé Beau Clark. The two them along with other cast members went to Vegas for Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz’s legal marriage ceremony. Yes, in case you weren’t aware, it wasn’t legal the first time they tied the knot, so they had to do it again.
Because, of course, she does! The Singer Stinger strikes again, y’all! Since Real Housewives of New York’s conception, Ramona has been the gift that keeps on giving. If you like your gifts wrapped in paper recycled from childhood trauma. This is a woman who has no filter and no f*cks to give, perfect for reality television. Ramona floats on a cloud of pinot grigio and muddled thoughts with a mouth that often gets her into trouble. That said, she is the OG of this particular franchise and prides herself on being
Season 11 saw Ramona with many opinions, as usual. Ramona has always been wide open, even when sharing thoughts about her co-stars. We know how she feels about LuAnn de Lesseps’ drinking. Viewers also got a little hint about Ramona’s feelings on Bethenny Frankel’s ex-boyfriend. She also blessed fans by providing her perception of Barbara Kavovit’s role on the show. To put it mildly, she might not care what you think, but Ramona definitely cares what she thinks. Since she’s not in the business of making other people happy, now Ramona wants another friend of hers to join the RHONY cast. Sit down and strap in because the Ramonacoaster is about to take another ride.
On the Real Housewives of New York reunion, Dorinda Medley compared Barbara Kavovit to a turnip in a fruit basket. Aside from the time Dorinda kicked Barbara out of their apartment, the two of them never truly went at it during the season.
At the start, Barbara disinvited Dorinda from her clambake, which was a total mistake. Barbara could have blessed us all with another epic scene of Dorinda angrily slurring. Instead, Barbara just fell flat this season. For the most part, she did nothing terribly wrong. Yes, she had another hot mic moment aimed at Luann de Lesseps, but as Luann said herself, Lu is no Adele.
No one can deny that Season 11 of Real Housewives of New York has centered around Luann de Lesseps. She is still dealing with the aftershocks of her December 2017 arrest in Palm Beach, Florida. Luann was arrested for resisting arrest with violence, battery on an officer, and disorderly intoxication.
Luann violated her probation by drinking, and ultimately obtained a new plea deal in May. This deal comes with some extra restrictions. Apparently, having a busy cabaret schedule isn’t an excuse for blowing off probation. Luann landed in rehab for a second time.
Well, it is with great sadness that I announce Real Housewives Of New York season 11 has come to an end. I am so thankful god has granted these women the serenity to accept that they WILL NOT change and will forever remain the lovable, dysfunctional, bizarro world kooks we have come to adore.
For all the drama and insults they inflict upon each Real Housewives Of New York is unlike any other franchise in their ability to brush it off, chalk it up to experience, and come back together as more than friends, but family. After so many years knowing each other on and off Bravo, this show is also unique in that most of the relationships predate the show, and will outlast it too.
Unequivocably the major subject of this reunion (and so many others) has been Luann de Lesseps. No wonder Luann has such a huge ego! It’s impossible for me to comprehend that there was a time when Lu was a ‘Friend of…’ and I’m very curious to see how that will play out with Vicki Gunvalson on Real Housewives Of Orange County (which starts next week. WOOT!)