Jules Wainstein was on WWHL last night and I didn’t even put it on my recap list because I didn’t recognize the name! I just checked the guest list and was glad I didn’t have a late night recap on top of Catfish and RHONY. The even truthier truth is that I just wanted to watch the premiere of The Challenge Rivals III on MTV because I think I will be 95 years old and still watching MTV challenge shows and there will probably be 83 year old Wes and Johnny Bananas still falling off high structures suspended over rocks. But let’s see what we missed on WWHL
First of all, Andy’s tie is almost straight! It’s like the force was with him. Secondly, Jules is wearing a necklace that looks like it is made from the Styrofoam cutout sheets I used to used when I taught in the primary grades. As much as I bitch about you guys, this is way more fun than sitting around all night cutting out random shapes to go with my author studies. Ususally. But really, this necklace is ridiculous. Is that what old money is wearing these days? Styrofoam? Now that I think about it, there is not a single person on RHONY that has a decent jewelry collection. It almost makes me miss Jill Zarin. Almost.
The drinking word is “like” because Jules can’t go six words without saying it. It’s way too early for me to drink thank God, or I’d be plastered before lunch. Later, they played a count of the amount of times the word like was said during that lunch. It was a whooping 47 times.
Andy goes right in on the eating disorder scene. I must say I was shocked that Bethenny talked about her mother’s eating disorder and did not mention her own issues. A commenter send me a link to this statement on US about Bethernny, “I spent my entire life being obsessed with dieting,” the Bravo reality star told Us in 2011. “Bingeing and then fasting or starving. Forbidding everything. That’s how I used to be: up and down 5 pounds every single day, to the extremes. My metabolism was totally wrecked.” I mean, I’m really not into talking about other people’s addiction issues but when Bethenny took a selfie in her four year old’s pajama’s it was clear to me something was going on with her.
Jules says you are never cured of an eating disorder. It is something that will always be a part of her life, but you can go on and live a normal life. Andy asks about it being brought up on the show. Jules gives him that look that new housewives give him when he is basically asking about production and storylines they are not supposed to acknowledge. She says, she knew it would be a topic, but she was hoping it would be a positive one. Andy gives her weird side eye as she says that she hopes that sharing her story can be of some benefit to others. Bethenny and Carole both have said things recently as if there would be some big moment where they expose her secret binge eating or whatever. It’s odd because Bethenny went on a whole “thin-shaming” thing after the Hello Kitty incident of 2014.
On the old money versus new money comment, Jules says at the time she was very hurt by Bethenny and Carole’s rude comments about her home. She says she was horrified watching it back. Andy asks if she is old money. Jules says she was horrified to see that scene and she doesn’t want to talk about it. Jules says that she was raised better than that and it was wrong for her to say.
Andy has his Met Gala hair. Is he dying it gray these days? The color looks perked up a bit.
The poll question is about who parties the most out of the RHONY. Sonja calls in to say that Ramona “fell asleep” during the reunion. Sonja says who drinks at work? Um she does. They all do. Sonja says she never drinks at the clubhouse and Andy agrees. He does say she drinks afterward.
A caller asks Jules if she regrets making all the elderly comments about the other housewives. Jules sort of stammers around on her response and says it wasn’t an age comment, it was just about them not acting their age. Which makes no sense. Basically, she seems not to regret it. Jules and Titus have a kiki during the next question where Titus says something and she says something about how she is getting killed (by Carole fans I suppose) about the elderly comments.
Then Andy has Jules play a game called Are They Jewish and Elderly. Jules is embarrassed. The housewives love when they get their tagline mug. Titus got a blanket. Or a “throw” as my mother would call it.
Who parties the most on RHONY? DORINDA wins with 35% of the vote. Sonja was second at 31%.
I really found Jules likeable on this show! Perhaps she is getting a bad edit on #RHONY?