The woman formerly known as Luann de Lesseps has come a long way from the countess we “met” watching Season 1 of Real Housewives of New York. She went from getting offended by Bethenny Frankel not referring to her as a countess in year one, to turning up, hooking up, and randomly getting married. Personally, I love this Luann 2.0 who isn’t afraid to down drinks and party it up.
I also have to declare that Luann D’Agostino falling into that bush during that cast trip to Mexico was hands down the best moment of this season. Sure, that wasn’t hard to do considering that this season is pretty “blah,” but that fall was instantly iconic and Luann is embracing it instead of being embarrassed.
Happy Friday! To celebrate the kick off to the weekend, take a look at what the reality stars of past and present were up to this last half of the week. Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid was spotted out and about in New York City.
Kylie Jenner was on hand to celebrate the unveiling of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. Kylie’s was figure was so spot-on, some had trouble telling them apart.
After a news report suggesting things are rocky in their marriage, Luann D’Agostino and her husband Tom made sure to show the public that they are JUST FINE by making a public appearance together. The two smooched on the sidewalk to show us they are SO HAPPY! She swears her “slap” was really just a love tap. She promises. Really.
Also out this week: Kim Kardashian. The reality star stepped out for a Balmain event in L.A. last night, wearing a sports bra and see-through skirt.
We’ve got these new pics and many more down in the gallery below. Thoughts on the reality star fashion this week?
Most Real Housewives of New York viewers thought Luann D’Agostino was going to marry Jacques Azoulay since they dated for years, but we all know how that ended up and we haven’t heard a peep from Jacques since that breakup. That might change though. Apparently Jacques and his current lady, Missy Hargraves, are trying to get their own reality show.
File this one under “things nobody asked for.” Not only that, but it never seemed like Jacques was into the reality TV thing when he was with Luann so this seems pretty random.
Once again, Luann D’Agostino made TV history by drunkenly falling into a bush during the Real Housewives of New York cast’s Mexican vacation. Although I loved that scene more than anything and even rewound it a couple of times, it wasn’t enough to make me forget about those reports that her marriage with Tom D’Agostino is “hanging by a thread” and that she slapped him in a restaurant.
This is especially true since Luann was Andy Cohen’s guest on Watch What Happens Live– so of course she had to discuss the latest Tom rumors.
Oh. My. God. Mexico had no idea what was coming! Because when The Real Housewives Of New York decide to invade your country in the name of booze research, you need to erect a wall around them. Last night, Bethenny Frankel’s tequila-inspired adventure sailed right into crazyville, where Ramona Singer (whose face suddenly resembles a grated radish) took room-grabbing to new levels, Luann D’Agostino [de Lesseps] tumbled drunkenly into bushes and concrete patios, and Tinsley Mortimer accused her benefactress of being a traitor.
We begin with the group arriving in Mexico, where Bethenny already has the sh*ts – or the flu – or spontaneous diarrhea in response to staring at what little skin remains on Ramona’s face (courtesy of a chemical peel). Carole Radziwill is looking forward to Taco Bell and to congratulating herself on her matchmaking skills with Tinsley and Scott. They are an official item! The ladies play “marry, f–k, kill” in the car on the way to their rental, then take a gander at a stray d*ck pic Sonja Morgan received on her phone from a wrong number. If anything, this is an omen of things to come.
Well it’s been a roller coaster season of Real Housewives Of New York – a Ramonacoaster season to be exact! Last week the ladies filmed the season 9 reunion which was sure to be as insane as it was vitriolic because in the Big Apple they do everything bigger and um, well, bigger!
Sonja Morgan dished that after a season of emotional outbursts and shifting loyalties (aka no loyalties) Ramona Singer is in the hottest seat of all. We all know how Ramona likes to keep things hot
The seating chart reveals that, predictably, Ramona and Bethenny Frankel are on either side of Andy Cohen which means their drama is sure to take center stage – as it has all season.
At this point, Tom D’Agostino needs to be holding up an apple in the opening credits on Real Housewives of New York. When Luann de Lesseps said, “Please don’t let it be about Tom” it was more than just a great quote for gifs and merchandise, it was a prolific statement. RHONY has turned into the Tom show so it really isn’t surprising that there are reports their marriage may be in trouble.
They got engaged after WEEKS of dating after he already “dated” two of her Real Housewives costars. That’s not exactly a solid start to a relationship.
In all honesty, Tinsley Mortimer isn’t bringing much to Real Housewives of New York. Then again, pretty much no one is, which I’m sure is tough to do after they had the best season ever last year. Hopefully they turn things around with this Mexico trip (and Luann de Lesseps drunkenly falling into the bushes), but the episodes up to this point have been a total snooze fest. The only thing going on is Bethenny Frankel’s feud with Ramona Singer, which has dragged out way too long and just isn’t entertaining anymore.
Still, it did get kind of weird when Bethenny and Ramona attempted to have a “private” conversation in front of the cameras for a cast dinner. Then Bethenny got weirdly offended when other people eavesdropped even though no one could help listening in to a conversation that was happening a few inches away from them.