So um this came out like the day after my big spiel about how we are too smart to keep watching this shit. And it looked pretty good. But it is a lot of crying over men and bitch fights. And sleeping with strange men on a trip to Turks and Cacaos (that part looks fun). So um, we have to watch because Bethenny is back. Right? Strictly for research purposes. Not because we are addicted to this shit. Continue reading
We’ve been talking about Bethenny Frankel returning to RHONY, and we all have our opinions. Not nearly as many as we have about Jason Hoppy (y’all are a bunch of assholes, btw) which we argue about here. Today, Bethenny appeared on The View. Let that sit with you for a minute. You wanted your own talk show, you got one, and it didn’t work out. Now you find yourself going on a talk show with a track record of a million years to pimp your brand again. Bethenny has never seemed particularly happy except in the first few weeks of her talk show, and I imagine this is an emotional nadir for her.
While we wait for Bethenny, I’d like to point out a couple of things. I happened to watch The View yesterday. I’ve been trying to remember to watch to see what this new incarnation of the show is like and yesterday they had a Elizabeth Warren, a far left democrat who many in her party want to see fight Hillary Clinton for the democratic nomination in 2016 on. Warren is very outspoken and has a huge following and very pro-women’s rights and such. It’s great that The View had her on. However, she was there to campaign for three female democratic candidates, one in New Hampshire, one in Kentucky and one in Georgia. Here, in Georgia we have very tight races across the board coming up. I don’t affiliate with either party. Currently, I am leaning toward the democratic challenger for governor and the republican candidate for Senate, but I’m not completely sold on anyone. The candidate she advocated based on her ads that are all over my TV are all basically saying various versions of “Vote For Me I Have a Vagina! David Perdue Hates Vaginas!” So I was curious what this esteemed politician would say about her platform. So she talked about the woman from Kentucky. I believe her platform is minimum wage laws. And said something about the NH woman. And I waited patiently for a reason to vote for Michelle Nunn and the woman said David Perdue owned companies that outsourced labor to China. Um, okay. Most companies do that. I wish they didn’t. But what about Michelle Nunn can you tell me anything about her? Warren basically said she was a fine woman. So today the new version of Elisabeth Hasselbeck was allowed to mention the opposing candidates. Which I think you legally have to do. So that was good. Continue reading
Andy Cohen is busting his buttons over his kitchen table talk deal with Bethenney Frankel this past summer. Clearly, he made it worth her while to come back and try to save the half-dead RHONY. But RHONY has been filming for awhile and there have been no sightings of her filming.
What’s the problem?
Apparently, it’s Jason Hoppy. I’m hearing the real reason that Andy and Bethenny cooked up this little deal and kept it a secret was Bethenny’s divorce. It seems that 50/50 custody has finally been agreed to. we were in the homestretch and everyone was moving forward. Things are more amicable. Continue reading
Sonja Morgan’s E. 63rd St. is desperately in need of Fredrik Eklund. Here is a quick primer on Sonja pre-RHONY, Sonja was a little go getter with aspirations who put herself through college and did some modeling and ended up living in NYC working at an Italian restaurant where she met her future husband who is somehow related to JP Morgan the steel guy. I forget all the particulars but he was an older gent with serious old NYC money and Sonja married him. But despite anchoring the relationship with a kid, the marriage failed and they were separated in 2006 and divorced in 2008.
In the divorce, Sonja got the 4,500ish square feet place with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms with plumbing issues that bought in the late 1990s for around $9million. Shortly after the divorce she began trying to sell. I think she started around $12million, then $9 million. Then she tried to declare bankruptcy because back toward the end of the marriage she formed a company and named it Sonja Entertainment (or something similar) and promised some Hollywood types that she would get financing for a John Travolta movie to the tune of $7million or so. But the courts refused to let her off the hook. Continue reading
I’m a couple of minutes late to the party because apparently my DVR didn’t realize it needed to start recording this tonight. I already have Dance Moms and Dangerous Grounds at this time, so things were a bit hectic for a minute. Um, Sonja has more men coming than going. That ladies and gentleman is the first Ramonaism of the season.
All the girls are hating on Aviva in the first five minutes at two locations. Is this really necessary? Why can’t there ever be a group of women who don’t all team up and choose a victim. Apparently, one of the men that Sonja has errrrr, coming is Aviva’s ex husband Harry. Actually half the cast has taken a ride on ole Harry, but let’s try not to think about that.
Heather is throwing herself a birthday party and it’s an all in event by Bravo. Sonja’s date is not Harry but some 20 something kid. You go Sonja. Sonja’s hairdo is um, fascinating. It’s a updo that probably started out alright until she and her boy had sex doggie style and rubbed the top of her head on the back seat of the limo repeatedly. I mean, they didn’t show that part of course, but based on the hair, that is what I imagine happened. Sonja’s boytoy has a wandering eye toward Kristen. She looked really hot at the party; however, I don’t think she is pretty in her talking heads and other shots. Kind of like Alicia on Mob Wives, you know how sometimes she is really pretty and other times not? It’s a weird thing.
Aviva is arriving after a long day stressed and late. Sonja and Ramona are already poisoning the new girl against Aviva. Sonja appears to have tried to fix her updo but managed to make it look worse. It’s distracting me. Carole looks horrible. Her face/skin looks horrible and her hair isn’t really done at all. I wonder what is going on there? She looked fine at the shoot for her book. 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
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
First, Andy gives the bride a FIAT! I love Fiat, there used to be a lot of old ones in Libya when I was growing up there. Lisa Vanderpump won as the bridesmaid and she is there with Giggy. The couple getting married are Bravo superfans, Christy and Matt. It looks like they live in a really nice place in New Jersey! They seem very young and Matt is VERY tall, maybe 6’9″ or so. They are not that young, they have been together 8 years.
So the bride walks the two steps to the altar and sees Lisa Vanderpump for the first time and says “I love you!” to her. LOL Lisa suggests she save that sentiment for the groom.
Andy’s vows are hilarious. “Matt do you take this woman to be your real housewife, to keep her love tank full, to have her back if anyone ever throws shade at her, for better or worse, if you are very rich or not very rich, in sickness and in health?” Continue reading
Wow, check out this picture from People Magazine that Luann posted on twitter today. Only Sonja Morgan looks like she used to look. Thoughts?
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