Watch What Happens Live executive producer and host Andy Cohen is, for all intents and purposes, the face of Bravo. Without him, the landscape of reality television might look very different today. And we would not know that women can be called “Housewives” without actually being married!
Andy, of course, is also the executive producer of the Real Housewives shows, which have been the standard after which many other reality shows have been modeled. Haven’t you always wondered if Andy has a favorite among all the Bravo shows? Would it be the Real Housewives of Orange County, which started the Housewives franchise? Or the Real Housewives of New York, which takes place in his beloved adopted home town? Maybe another Bravo show which he does not produce himself?
Can you believe that we are finishing up Season 11 of the Real Housewives of New York? It seems like the show just started back up and now the reunion is almost here. RHONY has become the gold standard of Housewife shows. The ladies are clever, combative and aren’t afraid to look like fools on camera. And their genuine friendships usually result in them finding a way to work out their differences. Except with Luann de Lesseps, of course!
Ramona Singer has been around since the beginning of the show and has never been afraid to display her real self on camera. And it is not always pretty. Ramona can be thoughtless, rude, demanding and self-centered. You have to wonder, what does Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen think about Ramona and her diva-like ways?
Now that the Real Housewives of New York finale episode has aired, it’s time to gloss over the reunion and look ahead to casting for next season. Nothing is confirmed. Bravo is nowhere near making any decisions for Season 12. But, why not reflect on how to improve the group?
Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Bethenny Frankel are the core three that were a part of the show during Season 1. They aren’t going anywhere. Nor should they. With the addition of Sonja Morgan in Season 3, it’s been the most solid and entertaining casting. Dorinda Medley was added in Season 7. The cast getaways to Blue Stone Manor have become an institution on the show. If Bravo has to make any replacements it should be either Tinsley Mortimer or Barbara Kavovit. Even Ramona, flitting out the door from each cast event, has been more involved in the drama than Tinsley or Barbara has
Now that the Real Housewives of New York season is over and we are headed into reunion territory, how are we going to live without weekly cabaret updates? Where will Luann de Lesseps appear next? What fabulous Jovani frocks will she be wearing? Will arrogant Luann finally be able to carry a tune?
One person who has had her fill of cabaret updates is Ramona Singer. On the same night that Luann had invited all the ladies to her holiday cabaret show, Ramona decided to throw a surprise birthday party for Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan. Claiming it was the only night the party could be scheduled. You have to wonder, what did those invited to both events think of Ramona’s shady move?
Bethenny Frankel and Luann de Lesseps can never stay on the same page for too long. They’re on good terms for a while, and something goes horribly wrong. Neither ever want to be wrong so that could factor into how frequently they butt heads. However, The Real Housewives of New York City wouldn’t be the same without them.
As soon as the season started, everyone was VERY over Luann and her cabaret. For Bethenny, life is not and never will be a cabaret. For Luann though, it’s everything. It was only a matter of time before frustrations boiled over, and boy did they ever. THAT Miami dinner will go down as one of the craziest moments in Real Housewives history.
Last night was the season finale of Real Housewives Of New York, which was about as bad a news a girl can receive. I should probably just console myself by investing in a Countess Candle. After all, Luann de Lesseps is my personal idol of how not to behave and why.
It’s the day before the infamous Christmas Cabaret and Luann is in rare form, gliding into the Gramercy Theater wearing a fabulous cape – like a true diva. Next Luann will be getting one of those long cigarette holders (please let this happen). Luann’s weary assistant, the Countess Corraller, is stationed outside her dressing room overseeing the vast collection of Luann-centric products: statement necklaces, t-shirts, and of course the candles, but this is a mere rehearsal before the big show.
Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan take time out of their busy lives for a little pampering, i.e. Coolsculpting which freezes their fat cells so they can metabolize them, then pee them out. If only I could do this with ice cream! Also Real Housewives science, as departed by a doctor we’re supposed to find sexy is always the best.
Tonight we say goodbye to Real Housewives Of New York which is about the biggest travesty of my summer. Worse than not having my vacation planned yet ( I know, I know…), but at least we get a little Christmas in almost July with the Countess‘ Holiday Cabaret!
Despite Ramona Singer trying to block the women from attending Luann de Lesseps‘ cabaret by planning a surprise party at the same time, several of the women rally to make it the holiday extravaganza. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, Luann’s diva behavior asserts itself once again! Can this woman never be stopped? It’s like her own ego literally has consumed her!
The Real Housewives of New York has one of the more stable Housewife casts. These ladies just don’t give up their apples very often. Or have them taken away. Ramona Singer is at 11 seasons, Sonja Morgan at 9, Bethenny Frankel at 8, Dorinda Medley at 5 and Tinsley Mortimer at 3. Luann de Lesseps is also at 11 seasons– but was demoted to Friend Of status for Season 6. And I would still love to know the real story behind that slap in the face!
Every year, there are rumors about who might be staying, who might be going and who might be added to the cast. This year, the big talk has been that Deidre Scaramucci, wife of former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is going to be a new Housewife. And a few of the current RHONY ladies recently spoke out on the casting chatter.