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Tinsley Mortimer - Real Housewives Of New York

The Real Housewives Of New York never fail to disappoint! They cycle through emotions faster than teenage girls, even though they’re all, for the most part, menopausal women.

We open in the Berkshires where Sonja Morgan is having a meltdown over Dorinda Medley touching the sacred MOOOOOORGAN LETTERS, which really should be under plexiglass like the Guggenheim Bible and the first thong Sonja ever washed in her bidet. “She didn’t desecrate them!” Ramona Singer yells in an attempt to calm Sonja down, but Bethenny Frankel is the expert in psychotic breaks.

Bethenny has a lifetime of experience, after all, so she ushers Sonja out of the room, grabs her face, and performs an exorcism. I also think Bethenny must have hypnotized Sonja with one the 32 diamond rings she’s wearing, because from that moment forward Sonja became obsessed with The B. Back at the table, Sonja is ready to resume partying. Everything’s fine!

Dorinda Medley

Even though Dorinda Medley is housing everyone for free and providing yoga, massage therapists, naked chefs, and Morgan mansion tours, the Real Housewives of New York ladies couldn’t help being demanding.

No one wanted to sleep in the fish room at Dorinda’s Berkshires house- literally because of the decor. It isn’t in an undesirable location of the house. It has central air conditioning and heating. Oh, and it’s a room in a mansion. Who really cares about what’s on the wall? Apparently everyone. Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Tinsley Mortimer, and Barbara Kavovit didn’t want to sleep there. During last week’s episode, Luann stormed out of dinner just because she didn’t want to sleep in that room.

Bethenny Frankel even called ahead to make sure that she got to sleep in the “second best room” in the Berkshires mansion. During the next episode, Bethenny insisted that she would have no problem switching rooms with Luann if she texted her to ask about it. That’s easy to say about a hypothetical scenario. Does anyone believe that Queen B would really give up the (supposedly) superior room?

Real Housewives Of New York

I’m beginning to think that next time, instead of going to The Berkshires, the Real Housewives Of New York all just need to take a trip to rehab. I’m sure Luann de Lesseps knows a place!

Dorinda Medley thought she was making it nice by decorating her house like cheesy haunted house, but the Fish Room is no halloween theme! Those are $15,000 taxidermied sword fish (why? how? so confusing?) and it’s a privilege to pass out drunk before their glassy-eyed stare! Also they are there all. year. round. Come Easter they wear bunny ears, come Christmas twinkly lights, come St. Patty’s day a leprechaun hat, but come Halloween they get to just be their creepy selves. Kinda like the Real Housewives when they enter the Berkshires – all their most idiosyncratic tendencies and behaviors come out in full force and they are their most selves.

Take Luann for instance, throwing a haughty fit after learning she was placed in the Fish Room instead of ‘Hannah’s room’ at the front of the house. 

Dorinda Medley

On the Real Housewives of New York this season, Dorinda Medley is willing to do everything but apologize to Luann de Lesseps to make it nice.  So for the cast trip to the Berkshires, Dorinda arranged yoga for Luann at Luann’s request.

Luann also wanted a massage, which Dorinda says she’ll handle.  All of Dorinda’s hospitality is for naught, however, when Luann learns she’s sleeping in the fish room, where she’d last awoken with an epic hangover. Watching Luann’s reaction makes Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer cackle like hyenas.

Sonja Morgan Thinks Ramona Singer Instigated Luan de Lesseps Fight About The Fish Room

It would make sense to assume that getting arrested and going to rehab (twice) would humble Luann de Lesseps. Unfortunately, that’s not what happened. She’s a cabaret star now. And she’s let the Jovani gowns inflate her already-massive ego.

She asked Dorinda Medley to arrange yoga classes during their visit to the Berkshires as if Dorinda is running some sort of resort. Maybe Lu just missed the group meditation at rehab? Not only that, but Lu also asked Dorinda to book massages. Why didn’t she just stay at a hotel instead? And then, after demanding all of those requests Luann stormed out because of her room assignment. Looking back on the (absurdly dumb) fight, Sonja Morgan blames Ramona Singer for instigating.

Luann de Lesseps

Last night the Real Housewives Of New York headed to the Berkshires and they weren’t there 15 minutes before drama erupted over who has to wake up in the shark room. Ladies – Dorinda Medley made it nice, the least you can do is start out behaving!

Ramona Singer is actually looking forward to the Berkshires this year, because she thinks she’s “good with everyone.” Apparently she’s forgotten that Bethenny Frankel has the memory of an elephant when it comes to other people offending her. And that Luann de Lesseps has an elephantine ego that will not be satisfied with peanuts. Perhaps Ramona’s disaster date gave her a new frame of reference for the people in her lives?

Speaking of dates, Bethenny is headed to Boston to visit the guy she’s dating. I’m confused: at the clambake Bethenny was just considering going on her first post-Dennis date, with a man she’d met before Dennis passed, even though she was engaged to Dennis? Now she’s in a full fledged relationship which has “really heated up” since Dennis died? 

Sonja Morgan Clarifies Dorinda Medley Made Fun Of Luann de Lesseps’s Lawsuit, Not Her

Last week on the Real Housewives of New York, Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley ended up in the same room, twice. That was progress (sort of) in their ongoing feud, which is the major storyline of Season 11. First, at Sonja Morgan’s Paper Magazine party where Dorinda told Luann she loved her, which was not-at-all convincing. So only Sonja was ready to kiss and make up. In this case a “drive-by lesbian moment” with a young stunning brunette.

Bethenny Frankel tried again with the duo at a gangsta lunch, which resulted in a truce. Barbara Kavovit was also there. Dorinda then invited Barbara to her apartment to discuss renovations and the feud. Dorinda used the opportunity to lie when she was asked if she’d been making fun of Luann’s lawsuit with her ex-husband and children. Thankfully, the editors rolled the tapes showing the receipts.  Dorinda blamed Sonja before bursting into tears and throwing Barbara out of her apartment.

Tinsley Mortimer Questions Barbara Kavovit’s Exchange With Dorinda Medley On Her Blog; “Where Is The Loyalty?”

Tinsley Mortimer has a way of avoiding conflict simply by being overshadowed by the other women on Real Housewives of New YorkSonja Morgan was the only gal who had a real issue with her.  And that stemmed from the fact that she was hosting Tinsley in her home for many months.  Luann de Lesseps and Dorinda Medley are the feuding ladies du jour.  Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel, and Barbara Kavovit are simply taking sides.

Anyone can see Tinsley is living her life in a suspended adolescence. So, maybe it doesn’t seem like a fair fight to involve her in anything.  But also, she doesn’t seek out conflict or show emotions in conflict situations.  Sure there’s the occasional screeching about frozen eggs, her dog Bambi, or a one Scott Kluth at the door, but does Tinsley have strong opinions about the group dynamics?  Why yes, actually.  Especially when it comes to defending Dorinda.