The RHONY have been in Cartagena, Colombia for the past four days or so. I’ve been working on this story for a while. But before we get there, I wanted to give a minor Luann update. Her attorney was in court on her behalf in Palm Beach today where he rejected a plea deal on her behalf. A new court date was set for April. I have been trying to find details of the plea deal but it does not appear they are going to be made public. I suspect that the plea deal probably waived jail time, gave a probation period of a year or more and included a felony on her record. The last part would be the most likely reason for her attorney to reject the deal. This is fairly standard behavior and her attorney and the prosecutor will likely continue to argue over the details for then next few weeks. Luann was not in court.
In other RHONY news, if you recall, the RHONY had a trip planned to Buenos Aires this season. However, due to Luann’s passport being held by the court, and the fact that Luann’s arrest led to a lot of filming to be done in NYC, all the production staff was needed in NYC. They did take the RHONY to a spa for a weekend shortly after Luann returned to NYC that was filmed.
Then, a new trip was scheduled to Cartagena, Colombia. It was an all cast trip and Luann was allowed to go by the Palm Beach Court. The cast stayed at the Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa, a five-star resort and one the best hotels in Cartagena. It has full spa services and a highly rated restaurant. The rooftop terrace has fantastic sunset views.
The ladies seemed to run into some issues getting out of the airport today. Ramona was photographed sitting in a wheelchair apparently being her usual needy self. They guy in the vest seems to be looking for an escape route. The others were sitting on the floor in the airport waiting for production to deal with their departure situation. Ramona was the only one posting photos from Cartagena.
The photo to the right appears to show everyone. Someone is lying down next to Sonja and someone is behind Dorinda and in front of Ramona. One is Tinsley and the other is Bethenny.
The other news is that Ramona went to Morocco just prior to joining the ladies in Colombia. A group of 20 of Jill Zarin’s friends took her on a girls retreat in Morocco. Ramona was with the group who were all there to support Jill one month after Bobby passed away. Jill also went to London on the way to see her daughter.
Basically, RHONY filming has been a crazy mess and sources have been difficult to track down and have been working overtime for the past month.
So that’s what I know so far.