I love that RHONY is filming during the winter again this year. I love me a Christmas season of anything, but the RHONY are the best. The gals have been filming for nearly a month now and everyone is back except for Jules who escaped the RHONY bitches to deal with her bitch of a husband and their divorce and focus on the kids. Tinsley Mortimer is the one who is at the top of the apple pile to take the open spot, but frankly I don’t think the need another full-time player. I am always advocating for fewer housewives and we always seem to end up with more than I would like.
That said, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. And click on this Page Six story on Tinsley Mortimer. It’s quite tragic, actually. Earlier this year she was arrested in Palm Beach where she had been living and enduring a violent, unhealthy relationship. There is just too much to recap it all for you here. Go read the whole thing. Then her response in Harper’s Bazaar. We’ll wait. I am officially intrigued by Tinsley, who seems not to have learned a thing from her first foray into reality shows.
But this post is about tonight’s filming that is going on as I am typing this. Bethenny is hosting an all cast get together in her home. It is a “Raw Bar and Bubbly” event. And things are already a bit raw between Bethenny and the rest of the cast. It seems Bethenny’s habit of simply not filming when she doesn’t want to continues. The other housewives are irked about her being paid the most and showing up the least.
Once again, the other ladies have had events and Bethenny has declined to show up. Bethenny and Luann are still on the outs. Dorinda and Sonja are on the outs. Ramona is just being Ramona and filming with Carole and Bethenny. Luann is super happy to be getting married, in case she hasn’t mentioned it. I think she is adorable with that. The only solid friendship of the bunch is the never-ending love affair between Bethenny and Carole.
Invited guests to this evening’s soiree are asked to bring an ornament for the tree (optional) and a white elephant gift (not optional). I guess the yankees don’t call Yankee Swap by its name? What could go wrong with this group of ladies grabbing inexpensive presents from each other?
The photo above, showing Sonja and Ramona’s new faces for the new season, was posted just a couple of hours before call time for Bethenny’s party. I have a feeling it is from a previous filming because Bethenny’s dress request for her party is “All that is glittery and gold.” Then again, these ladies have double booked events in the past as part of their storyline.
Random RHONY filming tidbits: Dorinda gets engaged to John. A NYC artist displayed several paintings of Carole as part of her latest show in Soho and Ramona attended. Sonja and Ramona attended an animal charity event last night and Ramona was one of the hosts so it will likely be billed as Ramona’s event. I had a few other things to tell you but WordPress ate half of this post just now. Oh Jill Zarin is behind the rumors that Jill Zarin will be back on the show this season, as she is almost every season. However, if they film Luann’s wedding, she is on that invitation list. Amazingly, Luann initially said she did not want her wedding to be on the show. Then again, everything’s negotiable. I’m guessing terms have been agreed upon.