Guys, this Cartegena trip is not going well. The Real Housewives Of New York continue their journey to the center of Bethenny Frankel’s emotional meltdown this week as she continues to unravel. Dorinda Medley offers support in the best way she knows how: by letting Bethenny cry, then getting drunk and picking a fight with Luann de Lesseps at dinner. While their argument picks up steam on one end of the table, Carole Radziwill faces off with Bethenny on the other. Basically, it’s a boom operator’s nightmare, what with microphones only able to pick up on one Housewife clusterf**k at a time!
Before we get to the big fight, we pick up right where we left off: Bethenny in the kitchen with Dorinda, crying and shoving her head into the freezer. WTF?!? After rejecting Luann’s comfort, Bethenny unloads her worries on Dorinda. She’s in a custody battle with her ex, she’s moving to a new apartment, her life is too scheduled, and she’s at war with her (former) best friend. Basically, Bethenny’s life can be summed up as #ThisIsACrisis.
The former besties know where all the bodies are buried and they are getting vicious in these arguments. It’s bound to get even worse at the reunion. Even so, they aren’t the only people fighting on this show.
It is so confusing to follow Tinsley Mortimer’slove life. One second she’s dating Scott Kluth. The next second they are on a break. Then they are on vacation together immediately after. The only consistent thing about their relationship status is the knowledge that their relationship status is very inconsistent.
Bethenny Frankel called last night’s episode “The Crying Game” before it aired, which left me to wonder how this trip would differ from any other? I mean, tears, drinks, and stabbing oneself in the hand are just par for the course when The Real Housewives of New York hit the shores of any foreign country, right? As it turns out, this Colombia trip did involve a lot of crying, but it also involved ONE AMAZING WIG courtesy of Luann de Lesseps. So all was not lost!
The South American destination of Cartegena didn’t know what was coming until it saw the Ramonacoaster rolling up in a friggin wheelchair, but the ladies didn’t waste any time making their presence known. After packing montages, the group somehow makes it past airport security to officially leave the country. This is, we assume, an auspicious start.
Okay, let’s do this. We start with Ben Rimalower and Billy Stritch walking Luann through her talking-while-singing-while-snapping version of “Money Can’t Buy You Class.” Luann is taking her upcoming cabaret show #CountessAndFriends very seriously – so seriously, in fact, that she’s bringing Sonja in on the act. Because when you think, “I need this act to be classed up a little bit” you naturally think of the woman who lounges in her own filthy bed surrounded by plastic tarps as she sniffs yesterday’s underwear. Enter: Lady Morgan.
Are Tinsley Mortimerand Scott Kluthback together or not? It is always tough to tell with these two and the answer seems to change from day to day. At this very moment, it seems like the relationship is back on or at the very least they are trying to rekindle it.
Tinsley and Scott have been traveling throughout Europe yet again. The Real Housewives of New York cast member only posted one photo with her ex/current boyfriend, but she made sure to give him photo credits for each picture he took; i.e. she wanted everyone to know that he was on that trip.
On filming her second season with the show, “When I came in it was season 9 and I just had been through a lot in Palm Beach and I didn’t realize how traumatic my experience in Palm Beach was until I got to New York. And then living with Sonja and filming a TV show is a lot, so this experience now, season 2, which is season 10, I feel lucky to be a part of this whole franchise, this whole thing. To be able to come in at season 9 and now 10, it’s just great. For me, it’s my life. Look, it’s hard to break it down into seasons but this was such a better time for me. I’m in a better place. I moved out of Sonja’s, I live in the hotel, which is fabulous – I have room service and don’t have to cook, I love it.”
Tinsley adds that she has gotten used to the cameras and has better friendships now. She made “legit” genuine friends. “I started to speak up a little more for myself, too. You definitely see that coming up.” She then apologizes to her 94-year-old grandfather because she curses and she promised him she wouldn’t, but says “sorry, but Sonja was being a bitch and I had to. And just not being truthful. It felt like she wanted to take me down for some reason and I don’t know why.”
Even though Fourth of July was on a Wednesday this year, plenty of reality TV stars still managed to celebrate the party in the middle of the week. Some of them got away to celebrate and others just kicked it in their own backyard with their families.