If it feels like we have been talking about this hideous storyline all day, it’s because we have. Here and also Here. I’m overly saturated with the topic and moreso but the morons that say things like, “this isn’t Bethenny’s fault it’s Tom’s.” Which is horseshit. Bethenny has been stabbing at Luann the entire season and has literally hired a fucking P.I. to follow Tom while she and Luann were in Florida. She is a despicable person. That is what we are here to discuss. Luann’s method of dealing with Tom’s ass has not been the focus of the show we are discussing.
Okay so it is one picture. And Bethenny seems to know that he left without paying his tab. She sure does know every little detail doesn’t she. It was super important for her to tell Luann that he left the girl with the check. She sure got her moneys worth.
Dorinda and Jules point out that the photo is not time stamped and could be from any time. As they console Luann, Bethenny’s minions come in to comfort her. Because really, this is all about Bethenny and her feelings. Ramona and Bethenny try to out fake cry each other. Ramona of course had it worse because she found out on Page Six, which she keeps repeating hoping someone will agree with her. Seriously, we are supposed to believe that Bethenny just ended Luann’s engagement and Bethenny is being the most dramatic person of them all. Ordering her minions to get her a drink and then leave the room because Lu is back and “she doesn’t want to do this as a group thing.” She had no problem telling the whole group before she dumped on Luann but now, she doesn’t want a group thing.
It’s time for Andy’s favorite moment of the season, when Bethenny rips Lu’s heart out of her chest and eats it. It has come down to this because Luann has remained unbothered by each and every escalating attack all season even when the entire pack has attacked at once. Luann must pay, so Bethenny has put out feelers or perhaps hired a P.I. to tail Tom and get her some dirt. If you don’t believe that, then you must believe Bethenny has lots of friends who happen to be strategically located wherever Tom is who feel comfortable calling a woman with a small child sleeping in the house at 2 a.m. If you believe that you must also believe that Bethenny has tons of friends who are mutual acquaintances of every who just so happen to tell her about things like Jules marriage.
Speaking of Bethenny, I have been asleep for almost 18 hours, I woke up to several emails saying that Bethenny is thinking of leaving the show because she is butthurt over the reunion and some legal issues with Bravo. While I could see her quitting over the first one, if you go to the ET story that is the source, she is referring to the fact that some of the other housewives refuse to show all of their personal lives on the show and keep some things “behind a do not cross police line.” That’s an odd comment from someone whose ex husband wisely will not let her pimp her daughter on the show. Bethenny wants to control her edit and she clearly can’t do that on RHONY. If she leaves, it will be because she has a radio show now, where she has total control of the content. That said, Bethenny’s dramatic comments always seem to come on a show day. Take that as you will.
And now, I am going to try to do a decent job on this recap as I get it is a very important episode. But, I’m working at half speed so apologies in advance.
Wow, somehow they got everything back on time for WWHL at eleven. This should be a good one.
Okay we are five minutes in and I haven’t typed anything. It usually takes me twenty minutes to recap the first seven minutes. I’m sort of at a loss for words. In general, Andy is being super nice to Sonja and talking about how it was great to run into her with her daughter in the Hamptons over the weekend. But he seems to be trying to set up a New York, New Jersey rivalry here. Teresa has learned not to say she has never met the other housewife before, because she always has, so she says she has probably run across Sonia at a Bravo event. As usual, Sonia points out that she has met Teresa several times.
The gif of the night, and the clips that Andy shows are all very negative toward Teresa and then he asks her why she was so upset with Jac, was it calling her brother or the bankruptcy fraud. Teresa says that the second one was uncalled for. I cannot comprehend how someone who held up an entire filming season because they were in prison for bankruptcy fraud would expect to film and have no one mention the crimes she committed.
We see a clip from the next RHONY where Bethenny, Ramona and Sonja continue their obsession with Tom. Sonia says that she slept with Tom just before Thanksgiving. Andy says that Sonja gives new meaning to the term, “Thanksgiving spread” because Andy feels like that is an appropriate thing to say to a woman on national TV.
It must be so infuriating for Luann to post all of these great photos of her new adventures with Tom, only to have people who have no idea about their relationship leaving nasty comments. It’s clear as day they are together all the time, and constantly traveling and spending a lot of time on Tom’s boats when they are in New York. Whether or not Tom sucked face with a playboy bunny two days before the engagement party, they’ve clearly moved past whatever dirt Bethenny dug up on Tom. Luann is clearly happier than she’s been in years. Why do so many people have to be so critical of their relationship. They look happy in the Hamptons over the weekend. They looked happy all over the world in the last month. They seem happy to me, and yet this seems to make a lot of people miserable.
Let’s take a look at her most recent blog.
LU: It’s one thing to rock the boat and another to sink the ship.
Actually, rocking the boat is bad enough. Why not just be happy for Lu?
LU: I had a lot of fun with the girls even though Ramona and Sonja wouldn’t stop obsessing about Tom. I felt bad that I lost my temper with Ramona, but I’d had enough of her making a couple of dates with Tom into something it wasn’t.
We are back on the yacht for Luann’s engagement party, but unfortunately no one really seems happy for her. I continue to be shocked that some of y’all think Luann is “too happy” and “too excited” about her engagement. I am thrilled that there is actually a happy storyline that is not about someone’s vagina.
Ramona continues to stir the shit about the engagement despite having no real relationship with Tom herself. I can understand Sonja having some emotions lingering about Tom, but Ramona needs to have several seats.
Luann’s friend the “yacht owner” is rather um, interesting.
Ramona has to get right in front of the camera to interrupt Tom who is speaking to a party guest with Luann by his side. She literally sticks her head under Luann’s armpit to jockey for position. Tom is super uncomfortable around Sonja. Ramona is making a huge scene talking to some woman about how she met Tom ten years ago in a bar and they have been out several times. First of all, the meeting was filmed on camera and he didn’t seem to have any interest in Ramona who was married to her cheating husband at the time. Ramona is really trying to make make her relationship with Tom into more than just a dinner date or two. Ramona thinks Tom is flirting with her. She is also dancing alone while apparently extremely intoxicated.
Why is Carole making a big deal out of Tom telling Ramona that she smells like a grapefruit? Why is everything such a huge deal with these women? Ramona is busy trash talking Luann to Carole saying that she is very insecure and so is Tom. Ramona is so delusional. Dorinda gives a completely incoherent toast to the future bride and groom. Continue reading
A TamaraTattles commenter has sent me the following recap of party of Bethenny’s radio show this week. I am not sure how or if she wants to be identifed. I’ll let her out herself in comments if she wants to. Meanwhile, I pulled out my purple pen to respond to all the tea!
I only listened for maybe 45 minutes in the car (wasting gas) during her two-hour show. It was broadcast from the Hamptons. Carole was on in the beginning of the show, not really saying much except agreeing with Bethenny and still complaining about Lu’s opinions and lies on Carole and Adam. (Yawn). Carole was sitting there during the whole show.
Let’s think for a moment about how Luann handles the RHONY meddling in her relationship compared to how Carole deals with Luann’s comments about her May-December romance with her niece’s former boyfriend that she met in her home. First of all, Carole’s relationship impacted Luann’s family. Luann’s relationship with Tom had zero impact on Carole’s world. Carole won’t shut up about Luann trash talking her for picking up her niece’s boyfriend in her own house. Luann on the other hand says that she while she hoped her “friends” would be happy for her, their attempts to sabotage her relationship with Tom are falling on deaf ears. They are happy, and traveling the world and preparing to get married while the bitter Bettys try to bring her down. If Carole was happy with Adam, she’d just ignore Luann who has not mentioned a word about her relationship with Adam this season.
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