What is going on with the ridiculous stories on Page Six and TMZ lately with regard to RHONY? I get that these stories are trying to encourage viewership and increase ratings, but why do they have to be such incredibly stupid premises? First Luann had to go along with some story about an argument with Tom in an unnamed restaurant with an unclear basis for the argument. On WWHL she sort of suggested that they did have a disagreement in a restaurant, but would not name the restaurant or the nature of the agreement. It felt like she was just going along with the story because she was following the script.
Yesterday there were two more idiotic posts.
Page Six “But a source close to D’Agostino tells Page Six, “Luann was lucky that Tom made it to the altar — because it was Tom, not Luann, who nearly called the whole thing off at the last minute.”Insiders wouldn’t say why D’Agostino got such cold feet. A source said he ultimately went through with it because “he loves her.”
If you recall, the wedding was a three day extravaganza with brunches and dinners and cocktail parties before the big ceremony. There were photos everywhere. The two were together non-stop the entire 72+ hours. Who would be this mysterious person that knew Tom has cold feet? And what is the point of the story at all if the big reveal is that Tom loves Luann? And if there was a person who somehow knew this information who likes leaking to Page Six, why would they not reveal it back in January? I’m annoyed that Luann’s wedding is still a storyline seven months later. I feel like production is the source for these ridiculous non-stories.
Then there is this story.
TMZ “We’re told business is boomin’ — Dorinda’s sold more than 700 items and banked more than $100k a month after launching the line. Business is so good … Dorinda’s now in talks with 2 major department stores.”
Dorinda started a line of t-shirts and coffee mugs with some of her sayings on them recently. Many housewives do this. She started this little sideline after the Berkshires episodes aired in June with a “Not Well, Bitch” item or two and then added the “I made it nice” stuff and recently threw some “Clip, Clip, Clip” stuff up. Most items are less than thirty dollars.
So let’s do some math. For Dorinda to be banking $100,000 a month selling only 700 items those items would have to cost around $140 each. And that would be if she had no cost to actually purchase and print up the merchandise. This entire story is ludicrous.
Am I the only one who finds these stories annoying? I think it is more infuriating that people actually email me to tell me that Dorinda is making 100K a month selling ten dollar coffee mugs. I’m thrilled if Dorinda is selling lots of trinkets and making some money. I’ve been looking into opening a little shop myself. But these stories are just so ridiculously stupid. How does anyone believe this stuff?