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
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
Nene Leakes has been in NYC for quite some time now. Last night she went to dinner with Sonja Morgan. For Sonja at least, it appears to have been a liquid dinner. Nothing new there. But a TMZ photog got Sonja to talk to the cameras for quite a bit and the footage is hysterical.
She says she had a talk with Nene. The photog asks how that went and Sonja says, “It went very well. Nene is very… practical. I love Nene. Nene is a very practical girl. I loved her husband and I loved her girlfriend. She’s a good girl.”
The photog asks if Brandi is in the doghouse now. Sonja says, “Brandi? No, no, Brandi I like Brandi. I don’t like what people did to Brandi … ’cause Brandi is straight up … straight … smart.” But wait, there’s more! 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
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It did not take long at all for “reality shows” to lost all sense of reality. Flipping tables, infidelity rumors, neck-rolling wig-pulling knockdown drag-out fights are what we want to see apparently. Genuinely crazy people are fascinating. The Scary Island episode was one of RHONY’s highest rated episodes. Teresa’s table flipping scene may be what kick started the long-term success of RHONJ. Each new housewife since has tried to top the previous insanity. Felons were cast, and felonies were committed while filming. More is more.
Enter Kenya. Allegedly, Kenya was neither rolling in the dough or living in Atlanta when she magically got cast as a Real Housewife of Atlanta. But she had a plan. She was banking on a stunt double boyfriend, a house that her landlord claimed she could not afford and a whole lot of insanity . And it appears to still be working for her.
I have often said that the powers that be at Bravo care very much about the number of comments on the official Bravo blogs. Lea Black would not spend nearly the amount of time she does publicizing hers if it didn’t affect her in some way. Kenya more gets the lion’s share of the comments on the RHOA official blogs. And she does it by pissing us off. She thrives on being a hypocrite. She acts like a maniac and then chastises others for similar behavior. Let’s take a look. Continue reading
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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
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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How did I not now that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an educated, intelligent author? I have been enjoying watching him and other minor celebrities (he’s the only household name on the show, the others are…um..not) on Splash! There, I said it. For reasons I am not very clear on, Kareem has written a nearly 3000 word article for HuffPo about the real housewives. It’s interesting. But for today’s too long, didn’t read, Internet user, I will include some of my favorite parts below for those who don’t want to read the whole thing. And for the new folks that like reading such things I will direct you to another post I made, which is one of my favorites about Camille Paglia’s take on The Real Housewives franchises. After that story was brought to Bravo’s attention, Andy had Camille on WWHL. I’m predicting we see Karrem on WWHL soon.
EDIT: Kareem’s article is quite lengthy. It is not my intention to twist the intent of his writing to conform to my perceptions of it. I encourage you all to go to the link and read the entire thing and not rely on my extractions and commentary as representative of his opinion or overall assessment. I simply picked the most interesting points he made from my perspective to review. Your interpretations may vary widely.
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