When Real Housewives of Beverly Hills paused production in November, the word on the street (I.e. the internet) was that there was a positive covid test from a member of the production team. Then, Kyle Richards started drop some not-at-all-subtle hints that she had coronavirus on Thanksgiving when she publicly thanked Teddi Mellencamp for bringing Thanksgiving dinner for her family since Kyle was too sick to cook.
Does anyone actually believe that Kyle was going to cook a whole Thanksgiving dinner?
Soon after Kyle posted that, it was reported that Kyle, Kyle’s sister Kathy Hilton, and Dorit Kemsley all have coronavirus. However, it’s been reported that they do not have severe symptoms and we are wishing them all the best.
Last season on Real Housewives of New York, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, and Ramona Singer couldn’t handle the fact that Leah McSweeney had some tattoos. When Sonja heard about Leah’s tramp stamp she quipped, “That’s so when they have sex behind you, they remember who you are.”
Sonja said that it “says something negative about her.” Sonja even claimed that she doesn’t have sex with people who have tattoos,
which I highly doubt. When Tinsley Mortimer said that she has a tattoo, Sonja told her that “no one is going to f*ck” her with that there. Ouch! That’s actually so mean, but not nearly as sharp as the daggers Dorinda threw at Tinsley all year long.
Real Housewives of New York fans weren’t ever given a proper introduction to Elyse Slaine. She just sort of kept popping up during Season 12 and was listed as “Ramona Singer’s friend.”
Leah McSweeney had big shoes to fill during her first season on Real Housewives of New York. On the heels of Bethenney Frankel’s departure, Leah was brought in as a brand new lady on the scene. She’s younger, has her own business, and like the other Housewives on the show, does not identify as married. Basically the antithesis of Tinsley Mortimer, Leah doesn’t care what you think or how she looks.
Viewers would probably deem Leah’s newbie year a success, I mean, we’ve had worse. She became a fan favorite with her quick wit and refusal to take any of Ramona Singer’s shit (pun intended). Leah makes no apologies for who she is and people were able to relate to her personality. While Sonja Morgan drunkenly moaned about the ancient Morgan Papers or Dorinda Medley waxed poetic about “making it nice”, Leah has held her own and kept it somewhat real. Well, you know what they say, don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Looks like Leah made it through the initial cut, but wants a bigger piece of the pie.
What could have been missing from the Real Housewives of New York seasonal trip to the Berkshires? It’s not over yet, but the RHONY ladies already had an explosive blowup, fueled by a copious amount of alcohol,
Luann de Lesseps massive ego, and Dorinda Medley’s unhinged behavior. Sonja Morgan was cheerfully tipsy until she brought up the lack of compensation for appearing in Luann’s cabaret. The evening went to hell quickly afterward.
Would the evening have ended differently if the guest list was altered? The perfect person would have long-standing relationships with most of the women, would be able to speak up to Dorinda, and would be desperate to get back on the show. That sounds like Jill Zarin. And two weeks ago, Jill was indignantly claiming that Dorinda had blocked her from participating in the cast trip. After seeing last week’s episode, did Jill really feel like she missed out on something?
“Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.” I feel like that is the only appropriate way to start a story about Jill Zarin. The Real Housewives of New York alum will forever be etched on my brain with that greeting. Even after all these years. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Speaking of years, it’s been so long since Jill has graced our screens (full time). But that hasn’t stopped her from staying in the news. She seems pretty happy with life, especially after the loss of her true love and husband, Bobby Zarin. Jill found love again. She is even working with daughter, Ally Shapiro, to help those affected by coronavirus.
Jill Zarin may have been fired from Real Housewives of New York after Season 4, but she is still part of the drama on the sidelines. After her beloved husband Bobby Zarin’s death from cancer in January of 2018, Jill and former friend Bethenny Frankel reunited outside of Bobby’s memorial service while RHONY cameras were rolling.
Since then, Jill found love again with her boyfriend Gary Brody. The couple was even shown attending Luann de Lesseps’ Voodoo Halloween party. Jill seemed relaxed and happy.
It’s been a little over two weeks since the faithful return of Real Housewives of New York City to our screens. New taglines and all! Since the break, fan-favorite Tinsley Mortimer has left the show and the city. The franchise has also had it’s lowest-rated episode in literal years. This week we watched the cast return to the Bezerkshires. Apparently, Jill Zarin was excluded from the trip by Dorinda Medley. Jill really has a habit of being excused from cast trips. *cough cough SCARY ISLAND cough* Sadly, I think we all would have much rather watched Jill and Dorinda grapple for the spotlight than Ramona Singer and Elyse Slaine fight over…I’m not even sure. How close of friends they are? Apparently it’s not that close, ladies.
It’s no secret that Ramona has always had a thirst for the spotlight on the show. In the previous episode, Sonja Morgan called Ramona out for always one-upping with “fake parties and fake friends.” This week Luann de Lesseps called Ramona the “queen of scenes.” She wants to make a scene and be aired doing so. Even Leah McSweeney claims Ramona tried to boot her off the show. I’m sure Leah’s “juvenile” by hysterical storylines irk Ramona to no end. Welp. Lu’s critique of the Ramona-coaster actually go beyond her self-recorded-at-home interviews.