Real Housewives of New York City
Aaaand that’s a wrap, again, for Nene Leakes. This icon is taking yet another leave from Real Housewives of Atlanta. We had expected it for a while. And there are already rumors swirling about new Housewives this coming season. But now it’s official.
The news of Denise Richards leaving the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is still fresh. But I don’t think anyone is truly surprised. Denise spent the entire season defending herself. Against what exactly?
Well, for starters, the women of RHOBH picked on Denise incessantly for not wanting to talk about threesomes in front of her kids. When that didn’t land, the ladies moved on to endless speculation about Denise’s relationship with Brandi Glanville. In my humble opinion, whether Denise slept with Brandi is neither here nor there. The real issue is why the women are so bothered by it. And I will never forgive Lisa Rinna for turning on her friend of 20+ years all because Brandi needs to stay relevant.
Real Housewives of New York is coming off a pretty uneventful season. Aside from partying and drinking, we couldn’t point to much of a storyline outside of Dorinda Medley attacking Tinsley Mortimer. Oh and the revelation that Sonja Morgan doesn’t shave her p**sy. Mark my words, a drunken Sonja randomly yelling about her vag in the midst of a perfectly respectable party will go down in housewives history.
Let’s just say the offseason was way more interesting than the season itself thanks to major cast shakeups. Bethenny Frankel’s exit left a big hole in the cast and opened the door for newbie, Leah McSweeney. Love her or hate her, we have to admit that she brought it. Tiki torches are still shook. Also, Tinsley left the show mid-season to pursue her fairy tale with on-again-off-again boyfriend Scott Kluth. Dorinda was fired once the season was over.
Does it seem like Denise Richards lied during the most recent season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Of course, it does, many times over. However, that doesn’t make it OK for the rest of the cast members to take it upon themselves to out her for allegedly hooking up with Brandi Glanville, especially since Brandi isn’t even a cast member anymore.
We all know Brandi could use that full-time cast member check. Hell, she could even use one of those part-time Friend of the Housewives paychecks. Brandi didn’t even have that status this season. Instead, she made four appearances and provided a storyline for all of the Housewives to chime in on and avoid talking about their own lives. Brandi used Denise, and in turn, the
actual Housewives and production used Brandi. It’s funny how that works, isn’t it?
Despite a season of The Real Housewives of New York that felt unfocused and fueled by alcohol, this reunion is DELIVERING. All of the ladies have brought their A game for the first in person reunion in months. Dorinda Medley has been in the hot seat from the beginning because of her drinking and anger issues. The way she’s gone after Tinsley Mortimer has been jarring to say the least. What did this girl ever do to her?
Leah McSweeney is fed up with Ramona Singer. She can’t handle the double standards anymore. NEITHER CAN WE LEAH. We understand. The way Ramona has come for Leah at every turn about things she ignores in others is gross. What’s the difference? Please tell everyone Ramona. The world is all ears. It’s Dorinda’s final season, but shouldn’t it be Ramona’s as well?
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.
Real Housewives of New York has long been a hotbed for launching products from their stars. Bethenny Frankel is obviously the most notable with her Skinny Girl line. Ramona Singer also got in on the action with her Pinot Grigio line and most recently, Ageless Skincare.
Which brings us to Sonja Morgan. Never has a toaster oven been so talked about. Or delayed. Sonja’s attempt at kitchen appliances eventually fell flat. Maybe the market just wasn’t ready for a toaster so chic. So Sonja cut her losses and moved on to her “international lifestyle brand”. Which is basically a clothing line. Said clothing line was featured this season on an episode of RHONY, showcasing Sonja’s new deal with Century 21 clothing store.