Fresh from her massive fallout with Bethenny Frankel in Miami, Luann struggles with how to react and almost turns back to drinking, but resilient as ever The Countess channels her anguish into her art with a sobriety-inspired song! Meanwhile Tinsley Mortimer is tired of being the butt of everyone’s jokes about what a prude she is and tries to prove her adventurous side with a racy moment.
Barbara Kavovit is nearing the end of her first season as a “Friend of” on the Real Housewives of New York. So far, we don’t really know a lot about her. Barbara is in the construction business, once had a relationship with a woman and…she sometimes favors shirts that don’t quite reach the top of her pants. And that is about it. She seems nice enough, but Barbara has not really made a big impression.
Barbara is not overly dramatic like Bethenny Frankel. She doesn’t enjoy starting fights ala Dorinda Medley. And Barbara doesn’t down booze on an epic Sonja Morgan level. So, how does an aspiring Housewife stand out amongst a group of ladies who love to be the center of attention? Well, if you are Barbara, you might try to stand out in a different way. By being the “normal one.”
Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Mortimer’s storyline has been very similar the past couple of seasons. Mainly her desire to have a family and a willing partner to join her. Her tagline this year perfectly summed it up, “Game, set, now I need a match.” Plus, who knew she was also a good tennis player?
Tinsley thought she had found her perfect match when she started dating Carole Radziwill’s friend Scott Kluth. But it didn’t take long to see that the relationship was one sided. Scott was always MIA. When he did show up, Tinsley embarrassed herself by acting like a fan girl. Thankfully, because of the tick tock of Tinsley’s ticking clock (say that three times fast), Tinsley realized it’s time to move on.
As both the Real Housewives of New York and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seasons are winding down, it is time to start thinking about the reunions. Some of us look forward to the Housewife reunions as we hope to get all of our burning questions answered. Others know that the answers the ladies give are often phony, evasive, self-serving or disingenuous. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from watching–or having opinions!
Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen is forced to be a jack-of-all trades to get the ladies to confess to their social crimes, apologize to their wronged co-stars and make up by the end of the reunion. Which, any way you look at it, is a Herculean task. You have to wonder how he does it. Reunion after reunion. Andy recently shared which of the reunions have been the most difficult for him to manage–it must have been hard to pick just a few!
Nevertheless, the right addition could really be a good thing for the show. For instance, Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley joined the show later on and completely changed the landscape when they did. Even though RHONY Season 11 is still airing, there is already gossip about the cast for next year. No, they aren’t bringing back any alums. Sorry, Jill Zarin. However, there is a familiar (last) name in the mix: Scaramucci. Former Trump staffer and Celebrity Big Brother cast member Anthony Scaramucci’s wife Deidre Scaramucci is interested in joining the show.
In addition to being the patriarch, godfather, and ultimate supreme ruler of all things Real Housewives, Andy Cohen is a new dad and the host of Bravo’s late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live. As the first openly gay American late night talk show host, Andy has long been an eloquent and gracious advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
New York City is currently hosting WorldPride, the world’s largest Pride event, spanning the entire month of June. The Bravo network is known for its support of the LGBTQ+ community. So it is no surprise that Bravo and Andy have a float in the parade this year.
*sigh* So many thoughts about last night’s episode of Real Housewives Of New York. SO. MANY. THOUGHTS. And even more questions!
Does Luann de Lesseps deserve the wrath of hungover Housewives? Does air conditioner make Sonja Morgan poof or poop? Does Bethenny Frankel see Luann as her human sounding board – the one person resilient enough to take all the tantrums Bethenny’s mother ignored as she headed out to the clubs or on a date; giving Bethenny free-reign to project all of her childhood emotions.
Also, it occurs to me, that Bethenny probably married her mother and her father in Jason Hoppy, who seems diabolical, but also really disinterested in her melodrama, and Bethenny needs someone to give validity to her hysteria or else she thinks they don’t ‘hear’ her.
The Real Housewives Of New York don’t even have to leave their luxury beach house to have insane, intense, authentic drama. The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills can travel halfway around the world, be in insanely luxe settings, and still can’t make anything interesting occur.
Tonight the Real Housewives Of New York are still terrorizing Miami and if you can believe it they’ve only been there two days real time! After Sonja Morgan got so drunk she needed paramedics, Bethenny Frankel, Ramona Singer, and Luann de Lesseps sit her down to warn her about the perils of alcoholism. Not all alkies wind up being a cabaret star, you know!