UPDATED: The New York Post is now reporting that Ramona filed for divorce on Tuesday. Ramona has confirmed the divorce on twitter with the usual “privacy during this difficult time….blah, blah, blah…for the children..blah..” Sources for Tamaratattles tell us that Ramona has locked herself in her bedroom with a case of Pinot Grigio. Okay, we’re guessing on that last part. Condolences, or whatever, Ramona.
Ramona and Mario Singer have been on the rocks for ages and Ramona has stopped trying to deny it every time she leaves the house. Mario has been suspected of fooling around behind Ramona’s back for quite some time now. But last fall, he was seen in the Hamptons canoodling with one particular young socialite on a regular basis. Since that time Mario has been staying at their house in the Hamptons and Ramona has been staying in the apartment in NYC filming housewives. Things were strained but civil.
Until last Friday. Page Six is reporting that Ramona decided to head to the Hamptons for the weekend and arrived to find Mario and the newer, younger replacement chick already there. Continue reading
Remember on one of those Real Housewives of New York vacations from hell a few seasons back where they saw some sort of fortune teller? I think it was in Morocco because I remember Luann translating it for Ramona because it was in French. The fortune teller lady told Ramona that her husband was cheating. Luann translated it as Mario having another woman in his life. Well, if it wasn’t true then, it seems even more likely now. Continue reading
WordPress seems to have eaten my first paragraph. I’m sure it wasn’t important. Let’s just dive in. Luann and Jacques watched the pirate episode together! I’d love to have been a fly on that wall. But before we can get the dirt on that off camera event, Andy wants to stir the pot. So he reminds Ramona that she made a lot of comments about Luann being a girl who likes to party. Ramona says something that seemed innocent enough,”Luann loves her men and she can’t keep her hands off them. And you can take that however you want. That’s all I’ll say.” But this doesn’t sit well with the Countess (silent o). Luann sort of loses her cool and wants to know what Ramona is insinuating. Luann begins to strongly imply that she has all kinds of dirt on what Ramonja got up to on their nights out in St. Barths and that Ramona doesn’t want to go there. Luann tells Ramona, “You’re no goodie two shoes!” Ramona makes some out of the blue remark about never having been in an open relationship like Luann (And Carole, but she doesn’t mention Carole..yet). Luann is hurt by the comment and wants to know why Ramona is out for blood. Luann made a mistake and it was hard for her and Jacques to get past. I’m bored with this topic. Luann polished the pirate’s peg leg. Jacques still in the picture according to Luann. Andy invited Jacques to the reunion and he declined. That seems odd for someone who likes the camera as much as Jacques Move along, Andy. Continue reading
Andy asks Carole why she did the show. I loved her response. “As a journalist it appealed to me. Like most journalists we are attracted to spectacle. Whether it is politics or war. ” There has been speculation she was under cover on a journalism assignment. And they show the scene where Carole is all high and mighty about the term ‘Indian”. It’s hard to look worse than the Countess (silent o) but it seems Bravo is doing their best to make Carole look bad in this retrospective. I love Luann’s dress, btw. If I had the birth certificates on my Choctaw ancestors I would qualify for lots of money. Unfortunately, us Indians didn’t have birth certificates back then. I’m okay with Indian as a term Carole. While it is a misnomer, it’s what we have always called it.Technically this is Carole’s segment and Luann is trying to upstage her though. Something about earrings. As I pause the show Ramonja looks really bored waiting for their turn. ANNNNNND we have our first plug. It was from Luann for Life & Style. Carole is a fucking PRINCESS Luann. I don’t know why you think she borrows clothes. She fucking rich. Not Nene Leakes rich, but you know, ACTUALLY RICH. LOL Luann mentions Life & Style again. CONTRACT MUCH? To which Carole replies,” it’s not Vogue” Touche. We are really focused on Princess Carole from the outset. Makes sense she is much beloved and ratings gold for all of the opposite reasons housewives are usually loved. I am hoping Andy takes notice. Continue reading
Our friends over at Wetpaint have an exclusive story by Beth Sobol regarding yet another shakeup on RHONY. Their source seems to think another shake-up could be in the works for next season. This is great news! Or is it… Continue reading
It’s time for the finale of RHONY! I think this season was the perfect length. I got to know, and mostly love the three new ladies, and I’ve had enough Ramonja to last a lifetime. The mysterious ping-pong trophies scene with Carol last week has now been made clear. Carole hosted a ping-pong tournament which is perfectly normal princess behavior I guess. However, it was Heather who was the ping-pong queen. Aviva really needs to just ignore Ramona. Pretty much everyone needs to ignore Ramona. Can we just talk about something else? Anything else? Heather is right about that. Also, Heather’s husband is hot. Just throwing that out there.
Now we have to see how well Heather handles Sonja. Sonja agrees with Heather and opts for the um, hotter, toaster oven. Everything went great! This means something is definitely wrong. Shouldn’t Sonja want the one with just her? I thought the one with just Sonja was more Sonja than the others. It seems maybe when Sonja is by herself she’s less of a bitch than she is when Ramona is around to get her riled up. Plus she seemed oddly sober. Crisis averted. Point for Heather. Continue reading
After watching Wendy Williams this morning, I’m trying to solider on and watch today’s episode of Anderson Cooper. He watched the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion last night. Really? I thought he was above all that. He read three tweets about the reunion and two of them were anti-Teresa. Anderson got so worked up watching he had to take an Ambien to fall asleep. Anderson says it is an awful show and everyone is so hateful and mean. He can hardly believe he has to watch two more episodes! Oh, Anderson. I’m watching this show because Ramona from RHONY is going to be on and I am dying to see how Anderson treats her. As it stands now Ramona pretty much hates everyone except Sonja this season. Let’s see what AC has to say about Ramona’s behavior. Continue reading
Poor Sonja is not going to get what she wanted, or apparently much of anything, in the divorce. When I look at Sonja crying in her house, all I can think is yard sale. Take all those dresses to a consignment shop. Put some of those dust collecting tchotchkes on Ebay. Sell a few paintings. Clearly the toaster oven market is in a slump, Sonja! Think outside the toaster oven box! Luann was called in to hold her hand as she put a couple paintings in storage (read hides them from the property inventory) and the art woman (who is usually there to SELL paintings not store them) tried to paint the picture as a new beginning. Luann’s helpful comment? “It looks really empty in this room now.” The irony that Luann hawks an etiquette book is lost on no one by now.
I love that Heather (And Aviva) both have charities that they are passionate about. Most of the time the housewives just seem to “do charity work” by going to luncheons and writing the occasional check. Continue reading
The New York Daily News is reporting that RHONY’s drunken duo Ramonja’s behavior in St. Barts was much worse than what was shown on the show. I know there are some of you that think that Ramonja’s behavior was “just women letting loose on vacation.” But since they have returned there have been all sorts of allegations that what we saw was just the tip of the iceberg. Personally, I’d be horrified if my drunken antics (er…not that I have drunken antics) were aired on national TV but for Ramonja that’s just a regular Monday night it seems.
NY Daily news quotes an anonymous source saying, “Sonja was straddling cameras naked.” And that Ramona, “almost broke one of the cameras when she was drinking after hurling an object at the equipment.” Somehow I don’t find this information startling. Wasn’t it Heather who was talking about seeing Sonja’s vagina and tits the whole week?
According to the source, Ramonja got wasted beyond belief and, “locked themselves in their room and locked the crew out. It became an issue with the crew, because the room was actually set property, since it’s a reality show.” After that, production had to have a little sit down with Ramonja with the camera’s rolling and a live feed streaming back to the production crew in NYC (with Andy???). It seems that two grown women who are veterans of reality TV had to be lectured on how to behave and how to treat the crew while filming. Money can’t buy you class, indeed. Perhaps Aviva was trying to let Sonja know she needs some help at their ill-fated luncheon on the last episode? How many times is Ramona going to be asked if she has a drinking problem before she gets some help?
I’m flustered at the moment over something that happened just prior to the show starting, so I seem to have missed the set up of why The Countess is in the kitchen. Has she ever cooked in her life? Oh wait, no, she is already ditching with Ramonja. I do not understand this ridiculous hair band shit that Sonja and others are wearing on national TV. It’s hideous. Just STOP IT! I don’t understand what the set up for this whole scene was, can someone explain it to me? Real Men Cook? is that a product promo for something? It seemed like an unnecessary ad.
Toast! (That’s my drinking word for tonight, sorry if this post gets incoherent before the end). So what if Aviva needs to be with Reid at all times? Aviva has safety issues, and rightly so, what the hell is it to you Ramonja? Let’s move on to the Countess being a whore! Not that there’s anything wrong with that… Continue reading
There really wasn’t much to discuss about last night’s episode of RHONY. To me it seemed like one long hour of Ramona and Sonja screeching about it being “a girls trip” and the others, most vocally Aviva countering with, “No it isn’t! We came to see Russ and go to his concert!” This continued ad nauseum with very few interesting moments interspersed. So it’s no surprise that the blogs from the housewives are pretty short. Luann and Ramona in particular don’t have anything to say they didn’t say last week.
Heather’s blog does explain why she got so upset about the “couples dinner.” It seems like if you read between the lines a bit, it was a combination of two things, first she came on the trip to hang out with Carole and Aviva as her inner circle in the three ring circus the trip became. Those two going to dinner without her left her with Ramona and Sonja with only Luann as a buffer. Also, when Carole and Aviva were getting fish pedicures during lunch they had already abandoned her once, despite the good reason for the separation. I could see being a bit pissed if I was left with Ramonja and the countess for lunch when the two people I liked the best were off giggling about fish nibbling their toes. The whole paragraph about how difficult it is for her to get away was ridiculous. Once you get to the island, you enjoy the island and it’s not necessary to be attached at the hip with your travel companions the entire time. I think she figured that out when she got away to the beach. Once again this week, Heather seems to be leaving the door open a crack to get along with Ramona. Sometimes I think placating Ramona must be in the RHONY contract. Someone should ask Jill Zarin about that.
Here’s Sonja on her girls’ trip to St. Barts
I’m flipping back and forth between RHONY and the finale of Bachelor Pad and I think Bachelor Pad is the saner option. Really two grown women can’t handle two other women going to dinner with their spouses? Is this really all that happened on this trip?
Wow, even Heather is pissed about the “couples dinner.” I just don’t get it! It’s not like the other FOUR women are going to have to…god forbid… go to dinner alone. There are four of them! I don’t get why this is an issue at all!
Um, Aviva…have you ever been on a girls’ trip? Bringing home random guys happens quite frequently on such trips. So I’ve heard. I love how Sonja with a j is making plans to hook up with the help one minute and then insisting to Aviva that her husband is ruining the girl vibe. The hot chef guy seems to take the huge catfight all in stride and doesn’t let it interfere with his screen time.
Aviva says Sonja is like Anna Nicole Smith! That’s pretty classic. How old was her husband exactly? Really? Are we going back to the Luann wants a baby storyline next week? /sigh