I probably try harder than anyone on the planet to defend Aviva Drescher. I really want to support her. I can defend her phobias, and her awkward social interactions. There is a whole lot one can overlook when someone has overcome the loss of a limb. The thing I find indefensible about Aviva is her father. Of all the issues that Aviva has to overcome to win a little support from the Real Housewives of New York fans, her father, George Teichner is her greatest obstacle.
For the life of me, I don’t understand why this 77-year-old pervert is back on Bravo next season. I just don’t get it. But not only is he back, he seems to be front and center in Aviva’s storyline again. It appears that this season, LuAnn de Lesseps throws a dignified luncheon at some fancypants NYC place and several of the housewives attend, including Aviva. Also invited to the luncheon is, Nana Meriwether who claimed the title of Miss USA in 2012 when Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss Universe. Continue reading
Carole Radziwill appeared on her local CBS affiliate WLNY to promote her new book, The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating. This fictional account of a young woman who suddenly becomes widowed, seems to pull a lot from her own life experiences as a young woman. Unlike the usual, “housewives books” Radziwill was an accomplished author before appearing on the Real Housewives of New York. Oddly, her success as an author is front and center as a dramatic storyline on season six of The Real Housewives of New York.
Radziwill generally tries to distance herself from the over the top drama that is the focal point of all the housewives franchises; however, according to Radziwill, Aviva Drescher says some “insulting and nasty” things to her that she just cannot let go. The word on the streets of NYC is that Aviva accuses Radziwill of using a ghost writer. Aviva herself has capitalized on her RHONY exposure by writing a memoir of her own entitled Leggy Blonde in which she details her own young life. One wonders if the whole ghost writer accusation comes from her own knowledge of the subject. It is clear that many women on the Real Housewives franchises have never read a book, let alone penned one. Ghost writers from New Jersey to Beverly Hills are quietly bemused that their work has landed atop a New York Times Best Seller List along the way. Continue reading
Well Lo and Behold! It’s a thirty minute sneak peek of the Real Housewives of New York City! Let’s see what the upcoming season looks like! Oh no she didn’t! Aviva‘s tagline is, “When people tell me I’m fake, I know they’re just pulling my leg.” I die! By the way, if you are new here, nice to meet you, I am Aviva’s only fan. Try to be kind to her. Fine, I said try. I get it. I will like her all by myself. Speaking of taglines, Carole‘s is, “If you are going to talk about me behind my back, at least check out my great ass!” Heather‘s is, “A true New Yorker never backs down, and I’m no exception. Holla!” OMFG. I hate the new girl, Kristen, already because she is friends with Brandi. But her tagline cemented my hatred for her even more, “I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’m pretty!” I already think she is just a tool, and the other girls are prettier than she is. Ramona‘s tagline is, “Get the Pinot ready, because it’s Turtle Time!” And finally, Sonja‘s tagline, “Sometimes Sonja has to go commando. What can I say?” Um, my Lord Sonja’s tagline is bad. Did everyone else’s mind go to yeast infection? No? Um, me neither.
Apparently, Andy is going to narrate the sneak peek with the vital information we need to know. He starts with Sonja, “For Sonja, last season was a scintillating roller coaster ride of sex and struggle. Somehow Sonja always lands on her feet. Here’s a taste of what to expect from Sonja.” Then we get scenes of Sonja with a new haircut (according to her, looks like the same haircut to me but what do I know?) and a string of new boyfriends most under the age of 30. Apparently, Kenya’s House of Boyfriends For Hire has opened a branch in Manhattan. Some of them are hot, and if she’s tapping that, then good for her! Sonja says this “This chassey still has some fire!” Does she mean chassis or am I learning a new word? Continue reading
NEW YORK – January 8, 2014 – They’re back! Ready or not, here they come… Bravo Media announces the premiere of season six of “The Real Housewives of New York City” on Tuesday, March 11 at 9pm ET/PT. Back this season are Aviva Drescher, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, and Heather Thomson, who are joined by model and businesswoman Kristen Taekman as they navigate their hectic lifestyles of jam-packed social calendars, careers, relationships, children and the hustle and bustle of city living. Also returning in a recurring role this season is Countess LuAnn de Lesseps.
To whet fans’ appetites for the uptown/downtown drama, Bravo will be airing a 30-minute extended sneak peek at the new season on Monday, February 24 at 9pm ET/PT. Meet the new housewife… Kristen Taekman has been a working model since the age of 14, gracing the cover of magazines, walking the runways of Europe and the US, and serving as the face of many high profile commercial campaigns. In addition to modeling full-time, her keen business sense led her to launch her own successful line of high-end greeting card boxes called 2nd Street Press in 2009.
What the fuck are greeting card boxes? Continue reading
This is SUPPOSED to be your accepting a gift face…
Every year, Bravo sends Christmas gifts to those on the show. I heard this year they sent Teresa Giudice one of those fancypants cakes with a file baked inside! KIDDING! Usually the gifts are pretty good but this year the girls on RHONY got low end luggage. And SOMEBODY (who do you think it was?) leaked the gifts to Page Six.
Now I am pissed, this is the brand of luggage I travel with all the time. It’s great luggage and it doesn’t scream I AM RICH STEAL ME! From the carousel if it suddenly has to be checked. When traveling, you really do not want fancypants luggage. The only people who should be packing in Louis are those who fly private, and none of these bitches do with the possibly exception of Carole. So shut the fuck up and don’t bad mouth A GIFT. EVER.
Click through for the rudeness. It can’t be the Countess, right? She has an etiquette book out that I am sure we all refer to. Surely, there must be a chapter on accepting a gift with gratitude. Continue reading
Perhaps our wildest dreams have come true. It seems that Ramona Singer went on an African Safari DURING FILMING and managed to get attacked by a lion or something. I’m not even kidding.
On Friday, Countess Luann called in to VH1′s The Gossip Table and spilled some interesting tea about what is going on with the current filming of RHONY… Continue reading
I admit it. I’ve gotten lazy during this whole Jodi Arias Trial. All I really had to do was put up a daily update and sit back and wait for folks to show up and discuss it to death in the comments. I suspect that a lot of my sources are busy with the trial too because there hasn’t been that much housewives stuff reported to me. To carry on with my lazy reporting, I’m going to do a hodge-podge of housewives updates here. Hopefully, my housewives fans are still out there and haven’t completely given up on me! Click through for the tea on RHONY, RHONJ, RHOM and RHOA. Continue reading
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Um… look closely. Found this on the web. WTF?
Alright let’s see how much of this “lost footage” needed to be found. So far the first clip about Ramona finding out about Aviva’s leg could stay lost.
Carole with the cute old mail guy was cute.
Sonja on a date…She’s very demanding. She tells the guy that sensual activities should stay behind closed doors because he kissed her on the cheek. Wonder what he thought of the trip to St. Bart’s footage. He’s like a lamb lining up to be slaughtered. But his name is Richard, and as a rule, that’s a bad enough sign right there. Continue reading
Wendy Williams just said on her hot topics this morning that Jill Zarin secretly taped the entire interview with Andy Cohen in order to sell the tapes to gossip blogs. The gossip bloggers instead contacted Andy to tell him what was going on. I’ve done a search of the likely sources for this story and can’t find anything. Wendy almost never has an independent source. However, she is on good terms with Andy and they often appear on each others shows. Wendy says her source claims that there is no way Jill is returning to Bravo. If true this is an incredibly crazypants situation because Jill has been saying that she was concerned that Bravo was trying to set her up by pretaping the show. It’s the old double cross. Also if true, you would think someone would buy the tape and we will eventually have access to the unedited version. 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
Wow, there are a whole lot of assholes on the Internet. I mean I get that people on reality shows, particularly on Bravo are pretty much begging to be mocked. I get it. I mock them myself. What I don’t get is how invested in hatred some people are. Aviva Drescher did a cover for a new magazine called Gladys. She was listed as one of 40 people the magazine found inspirational. They shot some lovely pictures and recognized her for her work with the charity, One Step Ahead Foundation. She posted the pictures on her Facebook page and almost immediately people began saying really vile things. Why were those people on her Facebook within minutes of the pictures being posted? What is wrong with people? Anyway, it’s a lovely picture and Aviva really does a lot for charity.