UPDATE! I know this has been reported for months elsewhere, but it was not official until today. Leah McSweeney was officially offered a full time RHONY contract today. And Elyse Slaine is officially a friend.
The RHONY are filming a short trip to Newport, Rhode Island and apparently they are being quite rowdy. Bystanders have taken to Instagram to post photos and discuss their loud conversations on camera. Seven ladies are filming this trip. Leah McSweeney, who many sites claim is taking the full time slot left open by Bethenny Frankel, is there (top left.) Tamara Tattles exclusive source continues to maintain that she has NOT been given a full time contract. At least not yet.
However, we are quite a few weeks into filming and I don’t see how they could offer it to anyone else. But the fact is a full-time contract has not been offered SO FAR. I was told at the end of August that Leah was offered a FOH contract. Maybe they will have six full-time and two FOH contracts this year. But Bethenny left a TON of money on the table for somebody. Leah is a friend of Tinsley’s and is 37. The network suits like that as some of the RHONY are way on up there in years. Plus Tinsley could use a friend. Something is going on with Tinsley and Dorinda this season.
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The other person on the trip testing for a ROH contract is Elyse Slaine. She is a friend of Ramona Singer and is also close with Jill Zarin. She filmed with Ramona on September 13th when they went to Sonja’s “New York Fashion Week” fashion show together.
Elyse Slaine is one of Ramona’s upper east side friends that was probably on the show before at one of the annual birthday parties that Ramona throws for herself. Elaine used to find herself in Page Six a lot and never for the best of reasons. She tends to date extremely wealthy older one after the other. When one wealthy boyfriend died in a skiing accident, she fought his child for his stake in the Park Avenue home they co-owned. She was living in the home after they had split.
In another instance, in 2014, at a different Park Avenue home, Elsyse was picketed when Marichu De Sesto, who cooked and cleaned for Slaine for 15 years, was allegedly fired after she requested a day off for a medical appointment. She also claimed that she worked many hours of overtime for no pay. She claimed that Slaine told her to pack her bags and be gone by the time she came back from the Hamptons. Slaine refuted that saying that the housekeeper had asked for a weekend off that she had agreed to work and she quit because she was going to the Poconos for the weekend.
Ramona having a friend who mistreats “the help”? IMPOSSIBLE. I miss Bethenny on RHONY already.