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The Real Housewives of New York S10 Reunion Part 3 “Bethenny, Bethenny, Bethenny, lets not talk about Bethenny!


Its a wrap

We began last night where the show ended last week with Carole telling bossman Andy ” He was full of Shit” for saying that Carole and Bethenny trashed each other the entire season.

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Nearly half of the episode was the Bethenny and Carole feud, it was endless and ruined the reunion, at this point I’m on team “can’t give two shits”.   If you need details of their bickering, stop here and read another review. I can’t!

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Sonja Tremont Morgan

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For most of this season I thought there was something different about Sonja.  We love her ditzy gentleness.  But there was something different.  While she didn’t seem to get much screen time but she seemed insightful and sometime brilliant in her confessionals.

Yes, I said it!   Sonja Tremont Morgan.  Last night we learned that she has (I’m not fully clear about this) had some spiritual cleansing? (again, I’m not sure).  She has cut back on the drinking and she seems clearer, more so than ever before.

The spiraling Sonja has found her footing.  She has rented her townhouse, moved into a small apartment and for the first time she seems to have direction.   Bravo, didn’t let us see her move out of her townhouse, we weren’t privy to her personal successes, shame.

Bethenny said she regretted calling Dorinda a drunk, which moved Dorinda to tears.  Carole said that she regretted failing in her attempt to remain cordial with Bethenny. She didn’t regret calling Andy “full of shit’.  Ramona and Sonja made up, a bit.

Let’s Not Talk About Bethenny

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The real housewives of New York survived the dreaded season 10 Housewives curse.   At its worst, New York is the platinum franchise.  The disintegration of the friendship between Bethenny and Carole was sad and dominated the season but destroyed the reunion.  The resentment towards Bethenny by half of her cast mates was clear and with merit. No one can take away her heroic efforts in Puerto Rico.

At beginning of the reunion, some of her cast mates accused Bethenny of “only doing things for the cameras”.   Carole has written about it on social media.  On the reunion,we see montage of Ramona attacking Bethenny ,what we don’t see are images of Bethenny attacking Ramona.  In fact ,we rarely see images of Bethenny attacking cast members,no one has a deadlier sword than Bethenny.  What we see is a regretful apologetic Bethenny, who has sliced and diced nearly every cast member since her return.   I am a huge fan of Bethenny Frankle, I love her intelligence and humor.  The producers of #RHONY seem to project a positive image of Bethenny, perhaps to protect her brand.  I believe the producers have created a wedge between Bethenny and her castmates which in the long term could ultimately damage the show.

It’s Lu Baby!

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This season, I believe Luann had the most compelling story line from beginning to end. We saw her at lowest and we saw her comeback.   I thought the conflict between Dorinda and Luann was far more layered than Bethenny and Carole.   Her absence was notable.  Luann’s story has captured our hearts..   Make some room, its Lu baby!

I will miss Carole, she was a formidable presence.  We didn’t see enough of Ramona this season, the same was true for Dorinda.  I’m on the fence with Tinsley, she doesn’t have a storyline and she doesn’t hurt the show.  I suspect there is something there, its deep, dark and bubbling  Drip, Drip, EXPLOSION!!!

 

See Ya next season….thanks for following.

CityFella

recommendation:  Catch this season of “Married to Medicine” and  Binge watch Last Season of Married to Medicine.  

 

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The Real Housewives of New York Season 10 Reunion Part 2 “Who has all the Receipts?”


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Part two of the RHONY reunion was much like part one. The Bethenny pile on continued however, I felt less sorry for Bethenny.

“Drunk”

The night began with Dorinda’s drinking.   Is she a drunk or isnt she?  Dorinda said she wasn’t drunk during her heated exchanged at dinner with Luann in Cartagena.  She also she wasn’t really drunk at other events including when she stabbed her hand at dinner.  Bethenny and Luann had mentioned Dorinda drinking however it seems that Bethenny backed down a bit and with Luann being in rehap, I guess we will never know.

For TV, Dorinda drunken rants are funny.  In the real world, her drunken antics is cruel, if your are the victim .  Right Sonja?   Who said:  Dorinda told her she can’t say anything because she’s always drunk: “Yeah, but I don’t get drunk and insult my friends’ vaginas.”   W eve seen Sonja drunk out of her mind, but she doesn’t t attack anyone.

We did learn from Bethenny that she was part of an intervention with Luann which included her boyfriend Dennis Shields who has since died of an overdose.  We also learned from Bethenny and Andy that a lawsuit filed by Luann’s ex husband and  her kids was one of the reasons for her drinking.  Ramona, Carole, and the other housewives have seen her drink.  Ramona says she has been tossed out of a few establishments.

The Skinny:  Her Ex and her kids suing Luann

Luann is being sued by her first husband Alexander De Lesseps and her children Victoria and Noel.    Part of the divorce settlement, required Luann to set up a trust for her two children.   Luann received the home in the Hampton’s, half of the home belonged to the children. Luann sold the home in November of 2014 for eight million. and used that money to purchase another home.  No trust was ever set up.  

Luann, and your friends say….

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Luann’s show is a bonafide hit!  Bethenny and Dorinda said that Luann was feeling herself a little bit after the success of the show.  (sounds a little snarky-wouldn’t a real friend just say “Hey, I’m really proud of my friend) They said, Luann ,let her ego go out of control because she felt like her trouble with the law made her even more famous. Dorinda said  Luann “confused fame with infamy.” 

“Say it forget it! Write it Regret it!”

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Say it again, say it again, SAY IT AGAIN!   So many tedious fights on Social Media begin an end with a tweet, message, or a blog posting.  Not just on TV but in our every day life.  I imagine for some people it is easier  to vent via social media then it is to make a simple phone call.  I am sure, producers encourage cast mates to vent on social media.

I wanted the friendship between Bethenny and Carole to mend. Today I’m  like a lot of viewers I’m over it.     It was a roller coaster ride, I was strongly #TeamBethenny but I started to turn after watching Bethenny talk about Carole with the other women, pretending Carole wasn’t there.   Then I invested in the tweeter rants (yes, I need a life).  Initially, was Bethenny sending out the tweets.  (Again this may have ended after an extended phone call)  Then Carole starting tweeting, her tweets we brutal, hard hitting.

Wednesday, night, Carole attempted to take the high road.  Every time Carole tried to talk. Bethenny interrupted her.  Then Carole snapped, she went off on Bossman (Andy) Telling him, he was full of shit.

  Both ladies had receipts, pages and pages of receipts.  Who said what when to whom?   Like most long term fights, when Andy asked them what caused this rift and neither of them knew.

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The season was good, but the reunion has sucked so far?

Sonja Tremont Morgan looks good.   Word on the street, say’s she’s been re-freshed

See you next week!  Hoping for a bombshell!

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CityFella

The Real Housewives of New York S10 Reunion Part 1″The Bethenny Pile on”


 

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This is tenth reunion of Bravos second oldest Housewives franchise.  After a little research, I think I know the secret sauce that makes New York superior to the other cities, it’s continuity.

Vicki Gunvalson is the grand dame of all the Housewives franchises.  She has been with Orange County since the beginning.  However, her other cast mates haven’t been there as nearly as long as she has.

In New York, most of  the ladies know each other  through a mutual friends. At last nights reunion, we learned that all the women (with the exception of Tinsley) knew the first seasons cast member Jill Zaran.  Most have known her for more than 10 years.

In New York, Ramona Singer is the grand dame, she has be a full cast member for the run of the show.   Luann has also been a cast member for 10 years, however by the sixth season she was demoted as a friend of the show. she was reinstated to full time status by the seventh season.   Bethenny Frankle, left the show at the end of the third season and returned the seventh season.   As for the rest of the cast, Sonja Morgan seven seasons, Carole Radizell six, Dorinda Medley three and Tinsely Mortimer two.   These women are connected by way of mutual friends and New York’s social scene, this is their secret sauce. Only three cast members in Orange County have appeared longer than two years.

When a new housewife comes on board, she and her cast mates often spends a season or several seasons adjusting to each other, it makes good dramatic TV but it takes time for the personalities to Jell.  This season, Orange County has added two cast members, they don’t seem to have any connection with the other castmates.

In many ways this group of women in New York is like family.  You may love them all of the time, but you make not like them most of the time and there are some you just cant stand at anytime, but tolerate during holidays and special events.   Like family, the alliances change. One year you cant stand your brother and three years later, your good freinds.

For years, Sonja and Ramona were insperatble, this year they aren’t speaking.   Luann and Bethenny was at the center of some of #RHONY’s biggest fights,

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this year they have grown close.  Bethenny and Carole are out, as is Dorinda and Luann,  Carole and Luann rarely spoke for a few years and today they are building a friendship.

Part One of Season 10 #RHONY Reunion

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Most of the housewives came to war in gold. With Dorinda and Sonja looking the best.  Sonja took a page from Bethenny’s book and wore the dress she designed. $179

Missing from the battlefield was Luann ,who was in Rehab at the time of filming.

Andy seem like he was in a mood, and that may help set the tone for the evening.  Carole’s phone went off an he was in attack mode.  The first half of the reunion is the typical boring shit.  How’s your hair, you look good.  A look back, blah, blah blah!

 

One thing that is very clear at this Reunion is there is a lot of anger and resentment.  Most of it directed towards Bethenny.   The Ramona and Bethenny relationship is long an deep.

Full disclousure:  I am a BIG fan of Bethenny Frankle, she is very intellegent, extremely funny, and at times a neroutic mess.

Bethenny is the golden housewife, who we witnessed start with nothing and built an empire.  We’ve seen her raw, and very emotional. However, we have seen a real mean ,nasty dismissive Bethenny.    We’ve seen Bethenny slice and dice many housewives especially, Luann, Sonja and Ramona.    Ramona is no match for Bethenny’s ginsu tounge.   Last week, when Ramona attempted to confront Bethenny at Luann’s after party.  Bethenny shut her completey down and she has done this before.

Ramona, has more to say at last nights reunion than she did all season.   Intinally I thought it was jealousy.   But when you listen to her  go on an don about her acomplishment and how she put herself through school, while Bethenny’s rich father paid for her schooling.   I think Ramona want some acknowlegement about the things she’s accomplished.

When the season began, ten years ago, Ramona had made her mark on her own.  She unlike Bethenny who was stuggling to get Skinnygirl off the ground had made her own money.  She didn’t want to depend on a man!       So when Bethenny highlights and dismisses Ramona’s and failures, this is personal, especially when Bethenny doesn’t acknowledge her own businesss failures,  that some of her castmates reminded her of.

Ramona, says Bethenny doesn’t support other women .  At one point Ramona reminded Bethenny criticized Sonja for having fake businesses.  Bethenny said, she never criticized Sonja.   (where was the tape?) this set Ramona off.  “Oh my god, I can’t take her lies. I may walk off for her lie,”

 

“The Bethenny Pile On”

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It’s tough being Queen.  Just ask, Nene Leakes, Vicky Gunvalson  Lisa Vanderpump and one of my new favorites Leeann Locken from Dallas.

Last night, Dorinda, Ramona and Carole, came for Bethenny.

Last night, plugged in the wayback machine and in it. we saw how through the years Ramona has been beyond nasty to my gurl Bethenny.  We also saw the nuturing side of Bethenny, how she comforted and knew the right things to say to the housewives.  What we didn’t see was her negatives, her attacks.   She called Dorinda a drunk.   She was a horror to Ramona a few weeks ago and seems to save her rage for Carole on social media and the two former besties were in a raging battle online.

They accused Bethenny of doing things for the Camera, including meeting with Jill Zarin at her husbands funeral.  Carole has questioned her motives in Puerto Rico.   All alone (Ramona actully covered Sonja’s mouth when she tried to come to Bethenny’s aid)  Andy reminded the women that Jill asked for the cameras to come in and that they were on a Reality TV show so filming is part of what they do.

Bethenny could have used Luann .
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                       ????  Do the Queen’s get preferential treatment?   
                                              See you next week
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                                                      CityFella

The Real Housewives of New York S10 ep16 Colombian Fight Night


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  After several years of Vacation bliss with the ladies ,Columbia is a bust. Usually the ladies have a fight on the first night.  But this is the third night and not only is there one fight, there are two fights at the same table.   The only person who seems to be enjoying herself is Tinsley.  She is positively giddy having a glam squad at her disposal.

Last night, was odd, Ramona was relatively quiet and I found Sonja to be the person of reason. (Yes, I said Sonja.)

Bethenny’s is on her own with her breakdown.  After rejecting Luann’s attempt to be a comforting friend, the rest of the women are like “fuck her”  Dorinda said it best, when she says “Bethenny is used to having an ally, but a lot of us have been in situations now with Bethenny where maybe she hasn’t been so kind, so we’re less tolerant to being kind.”   Its this weird back and forth between Bethenny and the women.  I want my friends……  then oh get away, I don’t want to be with people now!   They are done with her!    When she realizes this, she calls her friend Dennis, to get her plane because no one wants to deal with her madness.

Bethenny changes her mind about the plane and goes shopping, with the exception of Dorinda and Sonja the other women are like go catch bricks bitch.   This isn’t lost on Bethenny, who shops until she drops.

The vibes between the women and Bethenny are as bad as it can get.  Carole talking to the other women said . “I just can’t engage with someone who is crying every time we talk.” I am sympathetic to that and it seems like Bethenny, even while trying to not make this about herself, is making it even more about herself. It’s deflection aggression.

Sonja takes Dorinda’s role as  shit stirrer and tells Bethenny every thing everyone has said about her.   With Bethany telling Sonja.  She doesn’t care.

A brief OG Moment

Between  meltdowns.  Tinsley, Dorinda, and Carole exits.   Leaving  Bethenny with a rare moment with some of the original cast members Ramona, Luann and Sonja.  “This feels like old times,” Bethenny says to them. “This feels like the originals.” 

 

This vakay is tense. The source of course is Carole and Bethenny.  Bethenny wont look at Carole. Everyone wants them to fix it!  Hoping to lift the dark cloud that’s ruining the vacation.   With Sonja and Bethenny being chummy, Carole goes to Sonja hoping that Sonja could lend some insight, but Sonja has nothing substantial to add and late reports  Sonja reports to Bethenny.

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in the Room

Carole want to deal with it!  She says she loves Bethenny but she doesn’t get it!  A very emotional Bethenny says their relationship has eroded.  BUT WHY, HOW!   Perhaps the silence between them went on too long.   There is frustration on both sides. Carole wants a quiet private conversation.    Bethenny is very emotional and                                        is yelling at her, accusing her of making things up. Screaming about Text messages and is demanding validation from Carole!

Meanwhile at the other end of the table

Dorinda and Luann are about to go deep.   We love our Dorinda but she’s has tossed a few and Lu said to her ” You’re about to turn”   and she did!  Dorinda, takes no prisoners when she’s had a few!   And she went deep on Luann, deep and nasty.   The fight at the other end of the table was much safer.    She called Luann a felon and that she should drink some more and get arrested again.    Dorinda made  light of her Countess Title  (Say it with me DAMM!!!!) Luann says, “I see how you really feel now,”  Within some of her drunken venom is delayed truth.  Something that she wanted to say but using alcohol as a shield.  At one point, she knocks her glass over and it spills all over Luann.     Ramona, waved the waiter away to cut her off.    The words cut through a very fragile Luann and leaves her devastated.  Dorinda, wasn’t done, with Luann gone, she turned her sites to Ramona.

At the house, a shakened Luann tells Bethenny about Dorinda and her drinking.  Bethenny shares her experience with Dorinda in Florida.   After a few drinks, Dorinda was a jerk to Bethenny’s friends.   A pattern that repeats itself over and over.

                              Columbia has been a rough trip.  Is Dorinda a Alcoholic ?

 

                                                                           Thoughts?

 

 CityFella

 

 

The Real Housewives of New York S10 ep15 “Bethenny Breakdown”


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Its vacation time….  Colombia!  We see the ladies preparing for the trip.  As Bethenny is preparing to leave, we learn this is the last time she’ll be in her condo, she will be returning to a new home.

Ramona dragging her foot as she walks into a pharmacy.   It seems she just returned from vacation (what a life right?) in Morocco and fell down a flight of stairs.

Tinsley arranged this trip, and must have watched other episodes and in her own way she brought Ramona down a few pegs.    Through the years we have watched Ramona throw tantrums on vacationa demanding the best room in the house.   Tinsley, bought everyone a Tiffany Box with a nice ribbon.    As the ladies toured the house, they opened a box and in the box was a necklace with a housewife’s initial AND whoever initial was in the room got that room.   This was a lot of work…BUT it worked!  Ramona was fine, even with a room with two double beds.

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I’m not a wealthy person so perhaps I don’t understand the needs of wealth on vacation.  Ramona is VERY demanding on vacations.  She utterly helpless and rude to the staff.  She insists “The Help” unpack her thing and put them away, because she is helpless or too stressed after traveling.  I so appreciated the gentleman who helped Ramona to her room with her bags.   I’m not sure he understands English, as Ramona unpacked and asked the man to hang up her clothes, he left the room .  Shocking!   I friggin loved it.   It was like yeah Bitch, exit stage right!    She later was proud of herself for putting her things away.

Ramona wasn’t done!  She went into the kitchen, being all phony, talking about how she “loves to learn new recipes”  Instead of learning, she was insisting that there be no butter in anything they make for her.     Gurl go sit yo ass down somewhere!

Despite Ramona’s foot injury.  You know the one where she was dragging her feet and could barely walk.    Well on this trip, she didn’t pack flats.   While the girls were talking she took the elevator to get a pair of flats and got stuck.  No one heard her.

 

Scott and Tinsley Sitting in a Tree

Scott is wooing his boo.   The two have been together for a year now.   Not only did he fly out a glam squad for all her makeup needs.    He sent a giant wreath filled with 365 roses for their one year anniversary with their initials in the center.  It was grotesque, there was nothing romantic about it.   Bethenny was spot on, when she said it looked like a funeral wreath.

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This is Bravo’s Vacation, all Housewives on deck .   On this trip , if  there was someone who should have stayed at home, it was Bethenny.  She is going through it. At lunch, her first bite of food had fish in it. Bethenny is allergic to fish and returned to her room where she spent time lying on the bathroom floor throwing up .    Skinnygirl is going through it.  I will expand on it futher down.

After seeing him at the Speed Dating event,  Bethenny tells Luann and Sonja that  Brian had been texting her non-stop.   Throwing shade at Ramona, she said he wasn’t interested in her.

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At dinner, with all the women present.  Carole starts talking about her date with Brian. (You guys, may have to remind me.  I didn’t think Carole was taking part in the Speed Dating thing)   Carole, throwing dirty shade said not only did they have a three hour date, he is not interested in Bethenny!

Of course this went south……….

This was just another log on the fire.

Carole was just being nasty.   What started out as hurt and a bit of Jealousy on Bethenny’s end has turned into and out of control fire storm with both women lashing out.   Bethenny:  “You’re acting like you won a prize and he’s just a consolation prize”

What they are both missing.  Red Scarf Brian is probably a troll and perhaps thirsty to be on the show.  I’m sure the other men, didn’t miss the cameras.  Red Scarf clearly spent a lot of time talking to Bethenny and to later trash her, come on Carole your better than that right?    All three women are very intelligent only Ramona had the sense to move on

Dorinda is a messenger, if she hears something she passes it on.   Is she a messy shit stirrer? yes…   As I said earlier, Bethenny is in a mood.   She tells Dorinda, that she thinks the house is junky.  She is thinking of going to a hotel.   So Dorinda tells Tinsley….BOOM!

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This was a mandatory trip.  Bethenny should have stayed home.   Her place was sold and while she is in Colombia, her belonging are being packed up without her and moved to her new home.  The year long restraining order on her deranged ex-husband is lifting soon.  The custody battle with her ex is looming and she has lost her way with Carole, a person who she was really close to and wants back.

The next day, we can see her overwhelmed with the weight she carries.   Intelligent, Bethenny sometimes have difficulty expressing herself.  When Luann, (looking good in her blonde wig. Channeling Sofia Vergara )the person she is currently closes to,New do: Luann said she was 'vibing Sofía Vergara' in her blonde wig and red lipstick at dinner 

tries to find out what’s going on with her, at a time she really needs a friend. Bethenny  throws her out of the room and tells her she can’t have more people around and tells her,I’m no stranger to panic attacks. When Bethenny snaps, the other women don’t know what to do.  She wears a shield and its difficult to comfort someone wearing a shield.

Bethenny, is the person who rarely asks for help, she hates being vulnerable.  Its difficult for her to trust.  People she has trusted has turned on her.   Her mom is a terror.  She has sold stories about her daughter, with whom she has no relationship.  Her ex, who has said, he is going to destroy her.

 I believe her relationship with Carole may have been solved by saying I miss you, and I miss us.    But not today and quite possibly never.

CityFella

The Real Housewives of New York s10 ep12: Girl Code? Ramona Texts Tom


Bad move: Ramona posted pictures of the ladies from the dinner the night before and Luann is upset as she is required to keep a low profile from her arrest

New York is still the gift that keeps on giving.   If your into Reality TV and not watching #RHONY your missing the the best reality show on the telly.

Dorinda has arranged a spa weekend for the ladies at the posh Mayflower Grace Spa Inn in Connecticut

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I’m packed and ready, but lets get back to the episode

 

The former Countess de Lesseps is back in New York after her unfortunate Palm Beach arrest and court ordered rehab.    She is reflective and funny.  On route to the spa, she shares her story Dorinda.

 She planned to stay a couple of nights with a girlfriend in Palm Beach and the rest of the holiday with her family in Jupiter, Florida.   Her girlfriend had a noisy cat and she thought she would stay in a hotel for the night.   She choose the Breakers where she spent time with her recent ex Tom.    At or around the Breakers our Luann got wasted.    AND she hooked up with sounds like a former hook up and took him up to her room which was on the fourth floor of the hotel.     The drunken Luann pushed 3 instead for 4.   Hey the hookup didn’t know. and she walked into a room that the maid had just refreshed.     Security was called, but Luann wasn’t budging, this WAS her room.   The police was called…….. and she charged with battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and crimes against a person.

In her 6×6 jail cell she didn’t have a blanket.  For food they gave her a bologna sandwich (the Countess hasn’t had bologna in more than 40 years)  hungry, she bit into the sandwich which had a packet of mustard in it.  (why didn’t we have footage of that and her expression?)

She wants to maintain a low profile and just be with the girls who are excited to see her,she is not drinking.

Luann’s arrest in Palm Beach has resulted in interest of Tinsley arrest in Palm Beach on the internet.

The BIG NEWS was Ramona.  We all knows she likes a party.  We learn that Ramona tried to go to Tom’s (Luann’s recent ex) New Years Eve slash Birthday Party in Palm Beach while her girlfriend was in rehab.   When the ladies learn of this, they are pissed.    Ramona defends herself in Ramona style.  Her defense is,  she dated Tom before Luann and when Luann dated Tom (who also dated Sonja) and Luann didn’t tell her so her actions were justified.

 

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Ramona is also one of those people who takes pictures on her cell and quickly uploads them on the net.     So she has the wait staff take a picture.   It  doesn’t occur to her, Luann is avoiding the press and trying to be on the low.   But now, there is she just a couple of days out of rehab. all smiles as she nervously awaits sentencing and her picture is on the net.

Sonja Tremont Morgan gets on Dorinda’s every nerve!    This time is over the Morgan family crest on Sonja’s shoe.  Sonja isn’t a Morgan and she ain’t been married (yes, I said ain’t been)  to her ex in over a decade, but who cares?   Dorinda does, so its another installment of he’s your ex husBIN!  and but husBIN is dead.

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What are your thoughts about Ramona and Luann?

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(do I need to beg?-cause I ain’t too proud! )

CityFella

 

 

The Real Housewives of New York S10 ep11 “Bobby Zarin loved”


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If you’ve been long term fan of New York, you went through a box of tissues last night.    Jill and Bobby Zarin was a love story.  There are other housewives who’s marriages were longer, Lisa and Ken (36 years) and Kyle and Mauricio’s (22 years) in Beverly Hills.  But this was a love story.

I had a love and hate relationship with Jill Zarin, who was the resident queen bee in New York during its first four seasons.  It was Jill, who recommended Bethenny for the show. At the time Bethenny, wasn’t a housewife, and was financially, several levels below the other housewives.

Bethenny, and Jill’s friendship was as strong as steel, then one day it badly broken and  Bethenny was dismissed from the kingdom.    Bethenny was broken, Jill was not only her friend but she was somewhat of a mother figure to Bethenny.    Bobby loved Bethenny and wanted Jill to repair the relationship.   When Jill tried to re-connect with Bethenny, the damage was done, and Bethenny didn’t want to be hurt again.   Bethenny didn’t return for the the fourth season.

At one point, Jill, seemed larger than the show and love the attention she was getting off camera.  It is rumored the Queen bee started making demands, salary, filming demands and Bravo fired her.  Not just Jill.  2011 was a blood bath, Zarin and three other New York Housewives were fired.

Jill Zarin is lovely and personable but she can turn like a viper.  Bobby softened her ,loved and supported her.  His tone was always gentle, even at the worst of times.  The funeral was the first time Jill and Bethenny were face to face in six years Real Housewives Of New York Recap: Faux Weddings And A Funeral

Ramona told Dorinda she visited Bobby in the hospital as soon as she found out he was sick again.   Dorinda said that losing Bobby was a loss to the world.  When Sonja told Bethenny Bobby had died, she charted a plane to attend the funeral. Luann (in a rehab in Florida) told Bethenny on the phone, she visited Bobby during his last days in hospice.

Related image   Last night the ladies who went to the funeral, were there for the love of Bobby. No one seemed interested in re-connecting with Jill.

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On the phone from rehab, Luann tells Bethenny how scared and alone she felt spending New Years Eve in Treatment.  She feels its where needs to be and knows her life needs to change.  Its the first time Bethenny has heard Luann cry.

Tinsley and Carole in a spa.  Tins tells Carole she is done fight with Sonja. Carole says she on a better footing with Carole.

Ramona is spazzing over the renovations to her Hampton’s place. Image result for yawn gif

Tinsley’s mother Dale bring her a bill from the freezer, where her eggs are stored.  They get emotional over some grainy ass  pictures of the frozen eggs. (my babies! my babies!)

Back 2 LIFE ( It think?)

I admit, I get a kick of Dale and Tinsley together, they seem to enjoy each other.   Their delusion is mystifying.  Tinsley at 42 .want a marriage stat!  She wants babies, soon-stat!  Mommy wants her to have what she wants to be happy and right now happiness is da boyfriend Scott.    The two of them go shopping for wedding dresses.   Okay, yes I’m a guy, but the ladies seem (how to I put this gently) a bit seasoned to be so giddy going to a wedding shop.  I could see this with a younger daughter, a first time wedding.  But these two have done this already.  And whats worse, is Scott doesn’t know, he THINKS HE IS JUST DA BOYFRIEND?  Run, Scott, Run!

I love New York!  Only in New York would you nave “CONBODY” a workout facilty operated by ex-cons where people can work out like prisoners.  

Real Housewives Of New York Recap: Faux Weddings And A Funeral

Everybody take a fake mugshot and then pushed through a series of exercises.   Luann is missed and the ladies share her incarceration with the ex-cons.   The cons are impressed by what they’ve heard (who wouldn’t be after her Houdini move out of those handcuffs).  Someone wondered if Luann was married?       I think it was Ramona asked how did they think she’d do in court.  One of the con’s asked if she was brown or a woman of color?      ( Thanks to Bravo, we didn’t hear his response)

Last night we saw a softer Bethenny, as she shared her experiences with Sonja.  The repairs are complete and now her townhouse is nearly ready to rent.  Bethenny sits quietly as  Sonja tells her about her expanding business empire which now includes shoes.

Bethenny tells her about sitting shiva at Jill’s house. She brought her daughter Brynn to meet Jill.  The former best friends have a heart to heart and Jill said she regrets her past behavior towards Bethenny.  Bethenny was happy and was hopeful that the closure would lead towards some healing.  But she is not ready to rush into a closer friendship with Jill again, at least not at the moment.   She said she feels like something’s shifting. She’s not as angry anymore and EVEN seeing Ramona at the funeral didn’t make her as murdery as usual. “God, I’m so sentimental ” What happened to me!’

Free At Last

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A newly released Luann, (still on the phone) calls Dorinda to talk about the next steps.  These past few years have been a nightmare, and Luann admits she’s been self-medicating to stuff down the emotional turmoil of it all. Dorinda understands, and she’s supportive of her friend’s journey ahead. “I’ve been traveling, I’ve been to prison,” says Luann, and now she totally intends on changing her life.

 

Thoughts???? Are Carole and Bethenny on the mend?  Will Scott bolt from Tinsley?  

Sending Prayers out to Gregg Leakes

 

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