Dorinda is back with her novella of a blog, and I am back with my purple pen.
Oh boy…our first night in Turks and Caicos…Seriously, I can write a book about these four days in the islands with these girls. Thanks goodness, the evening ended on a fairly wonderful note. And by wonderful, I mean everyone managed to get into bed with both eyes still in their heads and no broken nails.
That is sort of the standard definition of a pretty good night on a housewives trip.
As you saw, Bethenny and Ramona had a heart-to-heart and though it was a little Girl Interrupted meets Terms Of Endearment. It was pretty amazing.
Both Bethenny and Ramona are so different in so many ways, but they get each other. They accept each other’s pros and cons and understand where the cons come from. Does that make sense? I think it comes through in that moment. They’ve had their history, but at the end of the day, they have a significant amount of common ground between them. I think they find comfort in that. I know that’s how my friendship with Ramona is—it truly is comforting for me, too. They’re both going through some pretty heavy stuff, and it’s nice to see the true support they provide for one another. This made ME cry, and I wasn’t even there. I’ve said this a thousand times for nearly 50 years…friendship and support is what we ALL need.
They are both pretty much the same flavor of crazy. And I believe that flavor to be Adderall. Allegedly. Continue reading
Heather’s flat belly is awesome.
Ramona and Bethenny sit down to talk about Sonja’s drinking. Things devolve into a conversation about how lonely they all are and how scary the unknown is. Ramona breaks down over Mario. Bethenny who is not a hugger, is already hugging and crying. Ramona goes on and on about how Mario is a part of her and she wants to fix him so bad. The both cry and hug some more. I thought it odd that Bethenny said she related to the feeling of loss Ramona was having. She never seemed to attach to Jason.
Sonja and Dorinda have a loud discussion inside while the other girls are doing yoga. Sonja is reenacting Bethenny screaming at her. Sonja is totally disrupting yoga and the girls all get up from yoga to go hear what Sonja is screaming about. So much for yoga.
Ramona tells Sonja that Bethenny called her an alcoholic. Ramona just AGREED with Bethenny five minutes ago. Bethenny walks up the conversation escalates. Bethenny tells Sonja that she gets drunk and tries to screw everybody else’s man. Ramona defends Sonja to Bethenny and backpedals like crazy to avoid any involvement in the Sonja intervention. Luann shows up with breakfast for everyone to eat on the beach. Ramona takes hers into the house. Leaving Bethenny and Luann getting screamed at by Sonja. Luann takes Bethenny side and says that Sonja tends to “fall asleep” at the end of the night and need to be put to bed. Sonja doesn’t deny this, in fact she says, “so what” and continues screaming at everyone as Heather approaches. Oh Heather, this is an OG problem you need to stay on the porch and sip mimosas, I’m sure you can hear them from there. Continue reading
Filed under Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Countess Luann, Dorinda Medley, Entertainment News, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, Ramona Singer, Real Housewives of New York, RHONY, Sonja Morgan
Recently, I was sent this really interesting interview by The Business of Film (TBOF) with Richard Rionda Del Castro (RRDC), Chairman of LA based Hannibal Pictures and his wife Patricia Rionda Del Castro (PRDC). This is the production company that Sonja Morgan frauded who won their suit against her with a judgment of over $7 million.
You will want to read the whole article if you have the time but these are the most interesting excerpts.
RRDC: In 2005 Hannibal controlled a project in which a very big name actor had a strong interest in the leading role. While we were finalizing the acting contract, the actor gave us a short window to go into production because of other film commitments. We began presales and had procured a commitment letter from our regular production lender. During the same period, our lawyer at the time introduced us to his new client who was now in the business and representing to have $250million in cash to invest into film production. They were starting with a slate of 5 pictures and were looking for high profile pictures to finance and co- produce. They took an ad in Variety at AFM in 2005 announcing their intentions, and in January 2006 they signed an agreement with my company, in which they agreed and committed to finance 100% of the film. At that time, they were fully aware that if we agreed to their financing terms, we would be solely relying on them to completely finance the film, and they repeatedly assured us that would not be an issue. This person was Sonja Tremont Morgan, a New York socialite. The production company was Sonja Productions. Her company took an advertisement in the trades, and she used her husband’s name John Adams Morgan, the great-great grandson of J.P. Morgan, and a direct descendant of U.S. President John Adams, who was the Vice President in charge of Financing for the company. Sonja Morgan and her director were representing to everyone they had the cash sitting at a bank in Beverly Hills ready to fund as soon as they had chosen their projects. Continue reading
I can’t possibly skip recapping this trainwreck. I have to stay plugged in for another 30 minutes. They had Luann stand up for this photo and I thought for sure it was to so the absurdity of Luann’s skirt length, but I have a feeling it was because they are trying not to show Luann’s twat. Tonight it is Sonja’s turn to be Luann’s “snatch guard.” Who knew that would happen.
Andy brings up Ramona’s rudeness to the help and the yellow bikini. Andy plays a montage of Ramona apologizing. She really does do it a lot. Andy asks the ladies if Ramona got a boob job. The girls won’t answer so that means yes. I rarely even notice women’s boobs unless they are hanging out.
They play a clip of Bethenny’s intervening with Sonja. Andy asked her why she wasn’t listening to Bethenny. Sonja says last year they said she was all over the place with her business and going to lose her house. Now she has a huge line of luxury blah, blah, blah and she is still in her house. Both of those statements are debatable. Check here for the latest on her house. She puts just as much weight in their opinions this year. Sonja denied several times that she has issues with alcohol.
Amy Phillips does a great imitation of Sonja. Luann says she are Carole are “cordial” when they run into each other. Which means they are not speaking. Luann will be singing the song on a float in the NYC gay pride parade on Sunday! So regal. So classy. Continue reading
It’s time to begin the main trip of the season for Real Housewives of New York as they all head off to Turks and Caicos ! Seven women, one house, one scary island.
But first we have to get through Luann’s fashion launch. I am not a fan of the line. What is it with housewives and uncovered shoulders? Bethenny and Kristen resume their argument and seem to put it behind them. For now. Sonja seems to be coming for Kristen too. Mostly because the cameras were on Kristen and Bethenny.
WOW! Andy Cohen has a Snapple commercial. That was random. The commercial is cute though. Get those dollars, Andrew.
Carole is filming everything. That would be annoying. Aren’t there enough camera’s anyway?
The fight for rooms begins. It’s not like there is a bad room in the house. Ramona and Sonja agree to share a room but they disagree on which one. Both are keeping the other ladies out of the room they are in. Of course Ramona wins. She always manages to get the best room. Bethenny goes in on Ramona for being a bitch about the room. Everyone is pissed at Ramona already. Even Sonja because the room Ramona forced on her doesn’t have a bathtub and Sonja can’t do showers. Seriously? I’d just want my own room and I could care less which one it is. Ramona has someone, perhaps he is a butler?,unpack for her. I can’t even imagine treating people the way Ramona does. Continue reading
EDITED TO ADD: OOPS I AM SO UNPLUGGED I’VE FORGOTTEN MY SCHEDULE. IT’S RHOOC I won’t be recapping tonight. Hang on and I’ll put up a post for that show. THEN back to unplugged.
Hey guys, I am going to remain mostly unplugged again tonight and will not be recapping the
RHONY RHOOC live at 9. I may or may not feel like doing it at 11:30 in time for the morning crew tomorrow. Until then… you guys have a place to comment here. Meanwhile, let’s look back at last week’s episode through the bleary eyes of Ramona. Bethenny is a very strong woman. The things she has been going through have been very hard on her emotionally. At times Bethenny cries at a drop of the hat due to all the stress she’s under. I know the feeling as finalizing my divorce has been taking a toll on me emotionally. This is the reason I haven’t written a blog in a while. I appreciate everyone’s continued support and understanding. It means so much to me. I actually hadn’t noticed your absence. Continue reading
The ladies are going to a cupcake party decorating party at a cupcake store. This is Bethenny’s idea. the Skinnygirl versus Ramona’s Pinot starts right away. This is apparently a promotion for the cupcake store, and the women’s booze and yet another opportunity to discuss their vaginas and what they do with them publicly on national television. Then Sonja says she is about to pay off her $7 million dollar judgment and another couple million in attorneys fees. Um, didn’t she just declare bankruptcy over the judgements? That is not really “paying them off.” So she invites everyone to Turks and Caicos.
Sidenote: Every woman who lives in NYC and is on TV has been pushing the HELL out of Turks and Caicos lately. Kelly Ripa can’t mention it enough on her show, this show, it seems like it is the new Phillipines of travel destination promotion desperation. WTF is going on there for this major push to be necessary? Red Tide? Oil Spill? High murder rate? It’s all a bit much.
Luann meets up with Kristen for a shoe store promotion. Since they are already on a reality show during this commercial, Kristen tells Luann about#PopOfColorGate. Luann sticks up for Bethenny. Kristen’s storyline is “why doesn’t Bethenny love me?”
The next commercial is for Balzeen. A restaurant/bar. During this promotional activity Carole tells Bethenny she had as sex dream about her. Carole says she had the dream about Bethenny because she needs to loosen up. Carole tells Bethenny she did rat her out to Kristen. In her talking head, Bethenny tries to backpedal about what she said about Kristen. Bethenny is fine with Carole blabbing to Kristen about what she said. I see a sixty-nine session in the future for these two. I wish I didn’t, because MY EYES. Two anorexic New York bitches just don’t do it for me. Continue reading
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So this week, Bethenny calls her new BFF Carole Radziwill a LIAR. But she still adores her and “simply can’t do” Kristen. Wow, really Bethenny? If Carole had told you Kristen said you were dumb and didn”t hold the trademark on SkinnyGirl you would not have confronted her?
Bits from Bethenny’s blog.
Now to Kristen. I saw her winding up the whole party and simply couldn’t do it. We didn’t click. J’adore Carole, and I genuinely consider her a friend, but she has no idea what she is talking about. I never said Kristen didn’t register the trademark. I never said Kristen was dumb. I had no idea about either of these things. I simply questioned Kristen choosing a name that is remarkably similar to another much larger brand.
So Carole, who you adore I multiple languages made up shit and told it to “her friend” and you are somehow made a Kristen for this? Oh Okay. And you could not hear Kristen out and then deny that you said any such thing because “you simply can’t” with Kristen? Wow. Okay. Bitch. Continue reading
We are back at the birthday party for Dorinda where Heather and Bethenny have both burst into tears after an argument. And just as suddenly as the tears came Bethenny has suddenly decided she wants to give Heather a hug. So they hug it out. Do you think Bethenny realized she was looking like a bitch? Are is she hormonal like some of us? What the hell are those weird green statues on the shelf in the dining room? They are creepy and wonderful all at once! Bethenny tells us in her talking head how much pressure she is under.
I forgot how drunk everyone was. Sake was not a good idea for this crowd. Luann stands up and walks over to John and gives him some sort of condescending speech about how she likes him, sort of. Apparently, that was supposed to be a toast. Not to be outdone, Ramona gives a toast. Then Bethenny gives a toast to the party saying when Sonja is the sanest person in the room, we’ve had a good party. Bethenny is still doing sake shoots. She says to Sonja, she doesn’t think she is a good dinner party guest.
They separate into two camps one for Heather and one for Bethenny. Clearly, the hug didn’t last long. They are all drunk. I doubt Bethenny will remember this in the morning.
Back in NYC, Ramona goes to pick up Avery for winter break. They literally ran toward each other and hugged. It was so sweet. Avery has a paper to turn in by tonight. They start semi arguing in the car. That hug didn’t last long either. I love seeing New York decorated for Christmas. I’m glad they are back to cold weather filming in NYC.
Ramona tries to talk to Avery about Mario “trying to reconcile with her.” Avery wants no part of the conversation. Avery says she should do whatever makes her happy. She is a grown up, she can handle kit. Avery seems a bit teary in the conversation. Avery has grown into a wise and lovely young lady. Continue reading
Filed under Aviva Drescher, Bethenny Frankel, Bravo, Carole Radziwill, Countess Luann, Dorinda Medley, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, Ramona Singer, Real Housewives of New York, RHONY, Sonja Morgan
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And Andy was there cheering her on. Why are we being punished? How did our karmic debt become so horribly deep? If we all promise to be nice for like a week, can we prevent this? Do you see how he is looking at us?!
I’m sort of half sick with some chills and fever nonsense and my Internet access is sort of half functional AGAIN. So I am starting this about 40 minutes late. I will probably just check out Secrets and Wives or whatever Bravo is calling the Real Housewives of Long Island tomorrow. Anyway, let’s see if this works. It takes like 45 minutes for the introduction of all 247 housewives on this show.
Dorinda has invited everyone to her house in the Berkshires for her birthday. Luanna and Ramona arrive in the same car (dear God how long is that trip?) Ramona brings flowers and a case of nice red wine. Oh wait, it’s her Pinot Grigio. I am at a loss for words over the purple velvet sofas. I am sure they are expensive and lovely and look very comfortable, but they just seem to say “In the late 1070s several pornos were filmed on these sofas” to me. Just me?
Carole, Heather and Kristen arrive together sans promotional products. The house is HUGE. Everyone hass their own room Dorinda’s master has a fireplace. The house is really beautiful. Ramona has invited her “business partner” in “her sports bar” to the Berkshires? Or just the dinner?
Carole decides to name the house Blue Stone Manor. Which of course immediately makes me think of the poor, belittled dry cleaner. Just me?
Ramona talks to Kristen about the fight between Luanna and Ramona at the caviar dinner. Kristen agrees that John is “a little flirty.” Ramona walks in on them talking about it. Because they are bad mouthing her man while invited guest to her home! Kristen admits that she thinks John is too touchy feely. Dorinda says that she was embarrassed that Kristen would grind on John in front of everyone including her husband. Dorinda and Kristen argue about whose fault it is. Kristen says this is something she should be discussing with John. Then Heather walks in and Dorinda rehashes it all over again. Dorinda cries because she is a widow at 50. Kristen cries and now everyone feels bad. Continue reading
It’s time for the whole Bethenny and Andrew Debacle. Bethenny was actually good at interviewing housewives on her show because she was appalled it had come to the point where she had to have them on. And she resented them; however, I don’t have very high expectations for this.
Q: Do you feel like you had a lot to do with the creation of housewives? Like were you there from the very beginning?
A: I was there from the very beginning with a very creative people at Bravo. When on season two, of RHOOC Jeanna and her husband began to divorce he knew it would be big.
Q: Do you honestly think that reality TV has contributed to so many of these breakups? (um, DUH)
A: I think it has accelerated marriages that weren’t working. He says he has talked to Tamra about it, he’s talked to Vicki… (He plays a scene of Tamra crying on WWHL telling him how much she has done for him. I’m vomiting a little in my mouth right now. As he seems to be saying these women are thanking him for destroying their families.) if they were in a relationship that wasn’t working, they somehow saw it replayed on TV and they were like “wow this is really bad! And they had a chorus of people saying ‘Dump him! Dump him!’ and they actually had the balls to do it. Wow. Andy is Sonja delusional. Continue reading