Shots fired from the OC to the Big Apple!
More than a year after her headline-making arrest, Luann de Lesseps is finally out of trouble with the law.
On Wednesday, August 28, the Real Housewives of New York City star opened up in an interview with TMZ about finishing probation, her decision to stay sober (for now) and fellow OG Bethenny Frankel‘s unexpected exit from the show.
Well, well, look what we have here! Our favorite emotional clown, Tinsley Mortimer has been spotted with cameras following her around in New York. It either means mother Dale Mercer now has her under constant surveillance or filming is underway for Real Housewives of New York. The franchise took a heavy hit with the announcement of Bethenny Frankel’s departure. We don’t know if she’s married, moving away, or if another fish is trying to kill her, but we wish her luck. Now that Bethenny has flown from the tragedy that is Tinsley’s love life, will we be sustained with
the last 15 minutes of LuAnn de Lesseps cabaret career?
Maybe not, thanks to Leah McSweeney. There has been speculation she is ready to jump in and filled the void left by Bethenny’s exit. Those are big shoes to fill, so good luck with that. Leah isn’t exactly a headline-maker. She is a single mom and founder of street brand, Married to the Mob. No word on whether or not she has dated Harry Dubin, which seems to be a requirement of most NY housewives. While details about Leah remain scarce, allegedly she likes people who text her back. Apparently Leah and Tinsley are hanging out, which is good because Tinsley needs a partner when FaceTiming her embryos. Now we wait and see who brings what to the table, and if Leah has an apple on her plate.
Every time I log into Instagram I see photos and videos of Bravolebrities mingling in the Hamptons and I cannot help being intrigued. It just looks like so much fun and I’m dying to know (and see) what else goes down. There should be a Bravo show set in the Hamptons. Oh, wait. There is a Bravo show that takes place in the Hamptons. I just wish there was a good show that was filmed there.
Or at the very least, I wish there was a camera crew to capture what goes down in between seasons. Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd recently visited Ramona Singer, which sounds like a good time and a very entertaining spin-off show. Hint hint, Bravo. It was more than that though. Kelly has that visit to thank for her new relationship.
Bethenny Frankel’s announcement that she is departing Real Housewives of New York has left an open wound in many of her fans. Even if you don’t like Bethenny, you have to admit her
endless Skinny Girl endorsements hot-blooded personality provided a backbone to the show. Obviously viewers are left with a gaping spot that needs to be filled before filming resumes.
Knock, knock. Oh look, it’s Leah McSweeney! Freshly tapped as RHONY’s new Housewife, we are just learning details of the reported new kid on the block. Touted as a friend of Tinsley Mortimer, the 36-year-old newbie is a mother and founder of the street wear brand, Married to the Mob. Not much is known about Leah. She might have some skeletons in her closet, as many of us do, but our skeletons aren’t likely to fall victim to Ramona Singer. Now Leah could find out, the price of fame is high, and her past might add interest to the pricetag.
As we all know, Bethenny Frankel has chosen to retire from the Real Housewives of New York. And we all know about her retirement because she has announced said retirement publicly and loudly, in a manner designed to garner the most publicity for her “upcoming projects” as possible. So, pretty on-brand for B.
Some of us are mourning the loss of the biggest B in New York. Some of us are probably relieved to never have to see a Skinnygirl-branded product or Skinnygirl-themed party on our screens again. Of course, her fellow cast-members are eager to
use Bethenny’s departure to get social media traffic tell us how they feel about Bethenny’s retirement.
Bethenny Frankel is just all about the surprise announcements this week. First, she quits Real Housewives of New York mere hours before Season 12 started filming. The fans were shocked , but so were her now-former costars, apparently. Ramona Singer claimed that they all found out about Bethenny’s departure in the media.
Well, she’s not done with the big news this week. Bethenny said that she is married. In the most casual way: via tweet.
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.