We got the Scoop on George Clooney and Carole Radziwill First!
I declare it copyrighted!
No really – I mean it.
Heather Thomson has confirmed for us that Carole did date George Clooney.
If you steal our scoop for your blog or magazine – could you at least follow me on twitter? xxoo @NMDLynnfam
Real Housewives of New York “What Happens in St. Barths Doesn’t Stay in St. Barths” by BB
Of the six ladies, who do I think would make a good friend?
Heather Thomson: She is currently my favorite housewife in New York City. I could be friends with her. She can be a fun person to be around as evidenced by her getting totally sloshed with Carole while flirting with gay men at a bar and talking about men who had or had not been circumcised. She can laugh at herself. She’s not vain or self-absorbed. She is also a live and let live person. Even though she is concerned about what Sonja is going through at this time in her life, she doesn’t judge her or Ramona for letting loose at St. Barts. In fact she pretty much told Aviva they were all having fun until she arrived. She’s not afraid of letting people know what she thinks, but she’s not nasty or judgmental about it. I could have kissed her when she told Aviva to stop talking about me, me, me, to speak her piece, and then get over it. Heather pretty much has everyone’s number by now, including Luann’s.
Ramona Singer: I’ve always liked Ramona and I still do. I like that she didn’t bring up the Tomas incident when Luann and Jacques arrived for dinner at Pamela Morgan’s house. Ramona just likes to have a good time, but she’s not going to take any crap off of Luann or Aviva. Ramona seems truly surprised at how Aviva has turned from being a friend to absolutely hating her. I have to say I am too. Ramona may seem like a dingbat, but she can be pretty perceptive too. I agree with Ramona that Aviva is more nervous (insecure) about being without her husband than she is about flying. She was kind and supportive to Sonja about her upcoming meeting with her ex-husband John Morgan. She asked Sonja questions, listened to her, and tried to provide the best advice she could to her friend. I would have Ramona as a friend, even with all her craziness.
Carole Radziwill: I’m kind of cautious when it comes to Carole. On the one hand, she’s fun to be around, but I’d always be afraid of what Carole is saying behind my back. I mean she’s nice to your face while judging you. I don’t like that. I’d rather have someone like Ramona who says what they’re thinking. At least I’d know where I stand. It was funny when she told Heather while they were getting bombed that Aviva was a runaway bride before she married Harry, but what was the point of that conversation other than to get it on film? I also found it amusing when she wished all the gay men would go back into the closet so there would be a bigger dating pool. One of the guys told her he wished he could get into their closets. When Carole lifted her legs to show off her leather pants, one of the guys tells her with those pants he could be Danny Zucko. It would be fun to hang with Carole, but I would probably be on my guard with her. I wouldn’t trust her with my deepest darkest secrets. She’s already proven she will tell the world about it (i.e. the sexual preferences of Sonja and Tomas, etc.). Some things are just better left unsaid.
Luann DeLesseps: Poor Luann can never seem to be on the right side of things. She picked Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon as her best buds and now she’s left all alone to fend for herself. Now it seems she’s taking up for Aviva and I think she will find that probably wasn’t a good decision on her part. I’m not sure whether Luann is trying to fool herself or us, but seeing her tell Heather how great she and Jacques are doing and they are proceeding with trying to get pregnant through IVF when just before that we saw her in her talking head scared to death of losing Jacques was interesting. She even choked on her food while talking about the IFV. (You’re right, Cat Omanney, Ms. Manners does seem to talk with her mouth full a lot). Luann is what I call a fair weather friend. She’s your friend when it’s convenient and advantageous to her and would forget she even knows you if it’s not.
Sonja Morgan: Sonja is the most honest person of all of them. She is showing her life, warts and all. If I were in her shoes, I’d probably be a basket case. She is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit, her only real asset is a townhouse that’s falling down around her, and she cannot seem to get her ex-husband to come to a divorce settlement, which has been ongoing forever. She hasn’t even seen her ex since 2006. She admits she loses sleep over it. Everyone handles their problems differently. I’m not going to judge the way she has chosen to handle hers. I would be friends with Sonja. She is compassionate and caring.
Aviva Drescher: Aviva doesn’t know how to be friends with people. She likes you until you do something to disappoint her and then she judges you harshly. She even questioned if she could still be friends with Carole when Carole admitted she had started smoking. If she does not approve, then you deserve the wrath of her anger; not once, but over and over again until you surrender to her and even then she’ll continue to beat you over the head with her ire. Even Carole and Heather, who both tried to be objective, got tired of hearing about the trip to St. Barths from Aviva. Poor Heather had to hear it twice after they returned to New York. Aviva looked shocked or even angrier (I couldn’t tell which) when Sonja finally told her she didn’t care what Aviva thought of her. I could never be friends with Aviva Drescher. Who could? She sets impossible standards of conduct for people. Remember when she couldn’t get over the fact that Heather called Ramona crazy and wouldn’t let go of it? That’s just one small example.
I enjoyed watching Heather and Carole have a good time at the bar. I enjoyed the uh oh moment when Sonja and Carole went to look at shirts (even though it looked a little set up). I also enjoyed the honest exchange between Sonja and Ramona in Sonja’s bedroom. That looked real to me, not fake or set up.
Next week looks like more embarrassment for Aviva when her dad makes another appearance. Poor Aviva. I almost feel sorry for her – NOT!
Gallery Girls Episode 6 “Who loves the sun” by Lulu
Liz meets her mother for dinner. She discusses attending the art Basel in Miami a
large art exhibition. Then brings up her father and their strained relationship. Her
mother is quick to point out that he shows his affection differently. Which makes
sense since he took her out to dinner in a previous episode.
Coplan of despair
Sharon Hurowitz calls Amy into her office to discuss several issues. At first she
asks her about what she thinks about her current position. Amy is quick to state
all the right smoke up your uknowhat response. Sharon cuts to the chase and
asks her why she pushed her workload onto Kerri? To which Amy treats it as a
joke. Sharon fails to see the humor in it and rightfully fires her. Poor Amy
immediately states “You didn’t get to know me!” Sharon responds by saying they
don’t click. Amy is quick to get that point at least.
Eli is having a party
All the ladies attend Eli’s art show. Angela learns that in order to be a successful
“artist” you have to promote yourself. (and have talent!) Liz decides that she doesn’t
hate Angela despite the OC comment. She invites her to breakfast in Miami though
leaves out the rest of brooklyn. Poor Miss Chantal and Miss Claudia feel left out and
vent their frustrations.
Welcome to my nightmare!
Baby Jane invites Amy to the Brent foundation. Amy asks Claudia and Angela to join
her who gasp when they see Baby Jane. They are big fans of her and are quick to ask
her about her Andy Warhol days. That lands the discussion to Eli’s gallery where Baby
Jane points out that Eli is a jerk! No kidding right! Amy quickly jumps in the conversation
and proclaims that she made out with him. Probably not the wisest thing in the world to
brag about! The reason behind Amy’s invite is to become an End of Century employee! She suggests that while in Miami they do a pop up gallery. Claudia likes the idea and runs with it. I’m not an artist but strange hair covered things, bullet hole skulls and hands trying to dig our of walls is not my cup of tea!
End of Century coming soon!
The line has been drawn in the sand. Claudia wants to make money but Chantal doesn’t
care. Claudia presents the “pop up” gallery idea to Chantal who quickly slams it down. She
doesn’t want to work while in Miami because it’s too much “work.” Then states she wants
no part of it???? Hmm I’m really wondering why it failed???
Kerri meets up with her family for drinks. Voices how she’s feeling overwhelmed but happy to do her work. I think she’s burning out from her high demanding job/internship.
The ladies from Brooklyn arrive in Miami and are quick to soak in the sunshine. They quickly unwind on the beach. But that is spoiled when Claudia mention the “pop up” gallery to Chantal. She points out that Amy is not to be trusted after all they don’t really know her. Both are skeptical. At the exhibition Sharon briefs Kerri on Amy’s dismissal and asks her to pretend she knows nothing. Though later Amy runs into Kerri at the Duncan Art show and tries to dig information from a tight lipped Kerri. Sorry honey you were F.I.R.E.D.
Amy’s brother’s house
The ladies from Brooklyn arrive at Amy’s brother house to discuss potential “pop up” gallery venues. She gives them a quick tour of her brother’s house. Then later takes them to the potential venues. The first at Rosaria Bond Studio which they disliked due to the tacky pink art. The second at a restaurant Nyette’s Cafe that both liked with reservations. Since they don’t actually have a budget due to poor sales and non existing capital. They have high expectations of what the owner will be providing. Which is pretty rude it’s FREE!
Liz meets with her dad who is very kind and asks about her flight/adjusting. They
awkwardly discuss dinner plans which they couldn’t agree on and both part ways.
She loves her dad’s taste in art and that is the reason why she’s pursuing art. Later
the ladies from Brooklyn arrive. Liz quickly voices her disgust at Claudia and Chantal’s
wardrobe choices, lack of courtesy and the fact that they weren’t invited. Clearly these
women don’t like each other.
White Trash??? by NoMoreDrama
I learned something new last night. According to Aviva: White trash = Moral failure.
According to the Urban Dictionary – it means: “Slang term for white people that usually live in a trailer park. With low incomes that spend their tax returns on things like big screen TV’s instead of clothes for their kids. These people tend to be mouthy and fight frequently. Generally these people are uneducated and have little concern for personal hygiene. To see these people at their best watch Jerry Springer.”
Shockingly – part of the Urban Dictionary’s definition does fit the housewives – “These people tend to be mouthy and fight frequently. ” The rest – not so much.
Deep sigh. If you’re going to resort to name calling – at least call them something that makes sense.
Reunion Tips for the New York Housewives by NoMoreDrama
The New York Reunion will film in a few days. The press is already saying that it’ll be a bloodbath as they work to resolve their issues. Since we’ve got three new housewives – it’s probably good to give them some tips so that they don’t blow it like the ladies did last year. PS. When you choose a dress, test out how it looks when you’re sitting in it because you’ll be sitting all day. And wear panties (cough Sonja). People really do care what you wear. I know that makes us shallow – but that’s the way it is.
5. It’s never too late to change viewer’s opinions. Ask Camille Grammer. By owning her behavior and then keeping her mouth shut – she turned it around at the S1 reunion of Beverly Hills. If you have to come up with some sort of excuse – make it a good one – like your A-list husband cheating/divorcing you.
4. Think independently / act independently. Viewers don’t like it when housewives gang up. Speak for yourself and don’t fight anyone else’s battle. On the flip side – if someone is being ganged up on – put a stop to it. Remember Bethenny in S3 saying Jill had had enough – that was a classic move and gained viewers’ respect.
3. Don’t over talk your cast mates. Andy doesn’t want to tell everyone to STFU again. That wasn’t pretty and it gives viewers a headache. And don’t act like you don’t care about what your cast mates have to say. We may not care either, but mean, belittling behavior makes viewers change the channel. Ask Jill, Kelly and Cindy. No wait – you can’t. They got fired.
2. Come in with a few good one-liners and try to get them in. Humor always works. “She’s got a great butt. No wonder Clooney did her for a year.” It’s short – memorable – and gets us talking.
1. Make your point and move on. Don’t rehash old news. It gets old. If you have some good dirt – spill it. Here’s a hint. Viewers don’t really like the Countess – so if you have any dirt on her – go for it. It’ll give us a laugh. Ask Ramona. It’s worked for her in the past.
Bethenny Frankel had a Big Announcement on Ellen today. Her talk show has been picked up. Yeah for Bethenny. We’ve been expecting this news, but it’s great to have it confirmed. Is there anything Bethenny can’t do?
Celebuzz posted a photo of Andy Cohen and John Mayer together last Sunday. It sounds like they have a bro-mance going, because this isn’t the first time they’ve been caught together.
Heather Thomson has been named the “Liver Champion of the Year” by the American Liver Foundation of Greater New York. She will be honored in a ceremony on Wednesday. Heather has been open with viewers about her son’s struggle with Biliary Atresia.
Vicki Gunvalson’s son in law Ryan went to twitter to vent his frustration about her latest boo – Brooks. “Brooks Ayers is a manipulative lying piece of shit!” He then stated, “out of respect for my MIL I will keep all the issues we have against Brooks private for now!” Poor Vicki. First Slade outs her cheating on our blog – and now this. PS -Ryan – tweeting it doesn’t keep it private.
New information on Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof’s relationship emerge from court documents. Claims of physical abuse, verbal abuse, and child neglect all surface as these two begin a contentious divorce. It’s turning into a He said / She said – for instance:
“Maloof also alleges that Nassif has been irresponsible when caring for the children. She claims that on a weekend in August, he was under the influence of alcohol during a kayaking trip with the kids. She alleges that one of the children fell in the water and another went missing for some time.
But an eyewitness from that same day states in Nassif’s court documents that, “Paul was never more than five feet away from the boys,” that he was not intoxicated, but did have a glass of wine prior to the outing. ” according to the article. Read more:
Lessons Learned from New Jersey – By WindyCityWondering
1. The lower your expectations are for your children, the more impressive they become by doing whatever you tell them to do.
2. If you want your business opportunities ruined, bring your fame hungry husband to your business meetings.
3. Not having an identifiable job but having lots of money to spend is the NJ career of choice.
(Photo by Boston)