Most of us watch reality TV for an escape. However, there are some topics we just can’t avoid and coronavirus is one of them. We’ve seen the cast of Real Housewives of New York shooting their out-of-focus at-home confessional interviews. We’ve seen almost every Bravo show shoot a Zoom reunion in response to the pandemic. However, the New York Housewives were able to shoot the reunion in person because each person was spaced six feet apart.
Aside from dictating the setup of the reunion, coronavirus was also a conversation topic with Leah McSweeney and Dorinda Medley slamming Ramona Singer’s pandemic behavior. Then, rumors started to swirl that production on the upcoming season paused because one of the cast members tested positive for coronavirus. Apparently, that’s only half true.
Even though the most recent Real Housewives of New York season just ended, they are already filming the next season, sans Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer.
Eboni K. Williams joined the cast, as the first Black cast member in the show’s history. Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Luann de Lesseps, and Leah McSweeney are still on the cast.
For the most part, pretty much nothing happened during the most recent season of Real Housewives of New York. Dorinda Medley belittled Tinsley Mortimer until Tinsley quit in the middle of the season. Leah McSweeney got wasted and threw tiki torches, raviolis, and whatever else she could pick up (and toss) for attention. She’s currently sober, so, it’s fair to assume that she will not be throwing objects next season.
But, what were the actual storylines? Yes, these women are so funny, but there was really nothing happening. No wonder they decided to shake up the cast. Elyse Slaine will not be back to continue her feud with Ramona Singer. Dorinda got fired after a season with very few redeeming moments. Eboni K. Williams was hired as the first Black cast member in Real Housewives of New York history. And, now it seems like Heather “Holla” Thomson might be back. Or at the very least it seems like she filmed a lunch scene with Luann de Lesseps and Ramona.
Tinsley Mortimer’s final season on Real Housewives of New York was a doozy. During Season 12, Tinsley was the object of Dorinda Medley’s unprovoked rage. Dorinda accused Tinsley of secretly carrying on a relationship with off-and-on boyfriend Scott Kluth. Dorinda also attacked Tinsley for not being authentic on RHONY. OK, Dorinda.
Mid-way through the season, Tinsley announced that she was ditching the show and heading off to Chicago to be with her boo. I can’t say that I blame her when her mere presence incited such anger from Dorinda.
Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Kelly Dodd married Rick Leventhal.
Last week, the polarizing reality TV star made headlines for a controversial bridal shower gift. She received a “Drunk Wives Matter” hat as a present and wore it in photos she shared on social media. Hopefully, her wedding doesn’t cause the same level of drama on social media.
It wasn’t a surprise that Dorinda Medley was leaving Real Housewives of New York after her behavior during Season 12. I love Dorinda, but there was no excuse for her angry and nasty behavior.
She bashed RHONY co-star Tinsley Mortimer for
existing being in a relationship with Scott Kluth, and for not being honest and authentic on the show. When Tinsley announced that she was moving to Chicago, viewers watched Dorinda tell Tinsley, “I’ve got a turkey baster– maybe try and have a baby.” Not cool, Dorinda.
For some reason Kelly Dodd still has a job on Real Housewives of Orange County. The COVID-denier has been spewing false information about the virus for basically the whole pandemic. In spite of her own co-star, Shannon Beador, testing positive for COVID, she’s still saying ridiculous things.
Kelly being tone deaf and insensitive is not a surprise. Her only amazing moment on RHOC was when she accurately described Emily Simpson’s husband, Shane Simpson, as a “lil bitch.” Other than that, Kelly is terrifying. She knows no boundaries, goes for the jugular, and is just “woefully uniformed” like Andy Cohen says. This week, Kelly’s making more headlines for being ridiculous, insensitive, and tone-deaf.