The newscasts are all abuzz with discussions on “fake news” and “alternative facts” lately. After starting this site and researching posts by seeking out the original documents and verifying things with sources as much as possible, I began to realize that Page Six, once the gold standard of NYC gossip no longer knows what they are talking about. I still love the place, but I miss the days where I believed everything they said either out of my own naivety or because back in the day, they actually used to verify things. But today’s story isn’t about fake news, because they interviewed Sonja, and this is likely what Sonja said. It’s just that Sonja was down with “alternative facts” before “alternative facts” was a thing.
On Monday, Page Six caught up with Sonja at Zang Toi’s show for New York fashion week and got the following quotes.
On how filming is going…
“I can never get over it these women, they just keep coming at me with new drama. I do have regrets about doing the show. Sometimes I say to myself ‘Do I really want to do another season?’ But if Bravo wants to continue to work with me then that is fine. It has given me independence and an additional way to take care of my daughter.”
Actual Facts: Sonja is desperate for the paycheck just like many other housewives. Each season she tries to demand a paycheck more closely aligned with what Bethenny is paid. As for the drama, new drama would be fabulous. Each season needs new drama. In reality what I am hearing is that Sonja is still hung up on old drama. Specifically, she has never gotten over not being invited to The Berkshires. Or at least the editing of it. I don’t think she had a contract when that went down and that the scene on the sidewalk with Dorinda not inviting her was filmed after the event. More on the Berkshires in minute. She is also still butt hurt about last season’s reunion. I’m sure there is new drama. I know of some with Tinsley. But Sonja I’ve been told is living in the previous season for the majority of this one.
“The downside of the show is when we do a trip and the ladies drink too much. Those situations can be pressure cookers. When I see those liquor bottles come out I start to do a mental countdown. I stopped drinking because last season they said that I had a drinking problem. But I would like to see them quit and do the show sober. Let’s see how they like it.”
Actual Facts: On the season currently filming, Sonja was invited to the Berkshires for a Christmas Party at Dorinda’s. At that event, all hell broke loose as usual and my sources claim that Sonja and Ramona were wasted and unruly. There was even some sort of damage to Dorinda’s cherished home. She may have stopped drinking during the last season, but I think we will see very early on that she is drinking this season.
It doesn’t sound like Sonja is having a good season. Apparently, some things went down with her in Stratton and she is not looking forward to Punta de Mita. I believe Ramona hosted an event with the ladies this week. Possibly Valentine related for the prefights before they leave for the weekend in Mexico. The end of filming drama is ratcheting up. But the details are still a bit fuzzy. But I’m still pokes my sources for info. Stay tuned.