Real Housewives of New York Reunion was Drama Filled and Funny, with some Surprises by NoMoreDrama
Unlike the filming for the New Jersey reunion, not much information has come out about the New York Reunion. Andy Cohen tweeted a photo of the set, and Ramona tweeted a few pictures including Sonja Morgan and Ramona on lunch break and a sneak peak of the veteran cast members in full reunion dress.
So when RealMrHousewife sent a tweet to Aviva Drescher yesterday asking her how the reunion went, I was surprised he got an answer. She replied:“OK. Drama filled and funny….some surprises.” Not bad considering Aviva had been predicting a bloodbath. As a viewer I couldn’t be more relieved. Last year’s reunion was a trainwreck. After a toxic Part 1, viewers tuned out. I was one of them.
Maybe there is hope that these ladies get it. Drama filled and funny … some surprises. That sound pretty watchable to me.
And in case you missed the reunion pictures:
And here’s the one of the three veterans on the reunion couch. They look amazing. (I sure hope Sonja read my tips and wore panties with that short dress).
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Here we go again! Part II of “Rodolfo-gate.”
Apparently, Adrianna is upset that people are saying that (her dear friends???) Karent and Rodolfo are not an actual couple. Most people over 12 (and it’s been confirmed that I am over 12) are too busy to fabricate a story about telenovela boy and the dentist. The only reason that rumor is circulating is because Latin Lover himself started it.
Ana goes on to explain how she met Rodolfo. Does anyone really care? Didn’t think so. Quick summary… they met in the waiting room at the hospital while visiting Alexia’s son, Frankie. While there, Rodolfo took a pic of Ana without her knowing and posted it on Twitter and she was surprised when she received the notification since she didn’t know him. Now I’m ignorant when it comes to Twitter… so I have no idea how she would be notified of a pic being posted of her but regardless that seems really creepy to me. Especially since because of it, they proceeded in sharing in small talk which she excuses away as…
… an effort to bring some much needed lightheartedness to a very sad scene.
He then insisted on walking her out, asked for her phone number supposedly so he could keep dibs on Frankie’s progress which she obviously fell for because she then complains that…
He began texting me regularly after that. I never initiated a communication between us and often just responded politely or with the standard “LOL,” which as everyone knows, actually means “funny dude, but leave me alone.” By the time the Swine and Wine event at the Biltmore came around, the texting had pretty much ceased altogether.
What a strange world this has become. Maybe it’s just me, but if someone had taken my pic without my permission and posted it for the world to see, I would have run the other way… fast! That’s also how to avoid being involved in a he said, she said situation such as…
It was interesting to see the footage between Adriana and Karent. It was particularly amusing to hear that this text I allegedly sent Rodolfo read: “te echo de menos :-(.” I have never written, uttered, or even formulated a thought which included those words. You see, Cubans don’t talk like that. That particular saying is used commonly by Spaniards, some Mexicans, and certain South Americans, not Cubans. If I were to express that sentiment in Spanish I would say “te extrano” (which also means I miss you), but Rodolfo never gave me an opportunity to miss him, because he was constantly texting me.
Okay, I don’t tweet and I’m not Cuban so what do I know? This may all make perfect sense.
So what did we learn from the silly confrontation? Only that Rodolfo is a player who is receiving texts from someone (not me) who misses him, and that Karent is directing her misguided, smile-encased anger towards me. As a lawyer, I am a stickler for evidence and the only thing the evidence has shown thus far is that Karent needs more evidence.
Here’s what we’ve seen so far:
-A reluctant Rodolfo barely responding to overt acts of affection by Karent.
-A quiet Rodolfo during one of Karent’s rants about me.
-Karent’s parents obvious disapproval of the telenovela, ahem, “star.”
-Rodolfo making poorly timed jokes about sleeping with a blonde. Wait, Rodolfo likes blondes? Who knew!
-That the wording of the infamous text is inconsistent with the way Cubans speak Spanish.
-That Rodolfo lives unsupervised in another country, where people say things like “te echo de menos.”
-Lea admits to both witnessing Rodolfo texting me all night and not being able to pick this “huge celebrity” out of a lineup.
-A very annoyed Rodolfo via Skype. (Even he is sick of hearing about this nonsense.)
-Finally, we discover that Rodolfo left me a Facebook post at 10:15 pm on Valentine’s Day at or around the same time their supposed “romantic Skype dinner” was taking place. Talk about multi-tasking.
Ana, being the smart attorney she is, then offers a vanilla pudding recipe in which proof is not an ingredient. Clever, huh?
I am hoping that we can now let the dead horse lie. I would love to bury it altogether, since the poor thing has received quite the beating. Let’s see what Episode 3 has in store for us. Stay tuned!
If there’s one thing real housewives are good at it’s beating dead horses. I wonder how PETA feels about this? I guess it’s okay as long as they don’t skin them and wear them as last year’s Versace… oh wait… never mind.
One last note: I want to apologize for my daughter Beba’s potty mouth. I am not sure where that comes from :-/. I suspect she does it for shock value. I have made an appointment with Dr. Phil for a full evaluation.
Is Dr. Phil really a doctor?
After observing Ana and Alexia discussing the event at Smith & Wollensky, I must disagree with Ana in that I was not nervous or apprehensive meeting her. I was curious to finally meet the woman that has been flirting and texting with Rodolfo. (By the way, I have seen the texts from Ana to Rodolfo and vice versa with my own eyes.) I don’t know anything else about Ana, and I look forward to getting to know her better and creating my own opinion about her instead of listening to all the rumors that have been said about her. Regardless of the fact that she was interested in him (I must say I can’t blame her). After all, he is very good looking! I still want to come to my own conclusions. I believe she deserves that much. I would also like to clarify about the “older woman” comment. Don’t shoot the messenger! I was just stating what was said by Rodolfo regarding Ana, and the fact that he is not interested in older women. Is she ancient? No, of course she’s not. She is actually a very beautiful woman. But in his eyes, she is too old for him and his taste. Enough said about that…
Here’s more of the he said, she said story… or should I say storyline… with a few passive aggressive comments thrown in. I’m quite sure I was right about who the “villain” is in Miami, this season anyway. I must say I do know my housewives… what I don’t know is if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.
Moving on to the couples massage. Rodolfo spends most of his time living out of suitcases and in hotels. I thought it would be nice to surprise him with a romantic massage, as he always does romantic gestures for me.
I guess he doesn’t get much sleep in those hotels. Now I’m not insinuating anything… I’m just guessing that because he fell asleep. Or maybe he was pulling a Jacqueline move and wasn’t really asleep at all.
Joanna interacting with her sister is very precious. As she states in one of her interviews, her mom was a very hard worker, and it was Joanna who practically raised Marta. The love they have for each other is evident, and I love how she will defend and protect her no matter what. A relationship is hard work no matter what, but add in a sister who is Joanna’s life, and it can definitely put a strain sometimes on the intimacy of a relationship. (Not to mention cause some interesting and sticky situations, LOL.) But it comes with the territory when you put family first. When you are a family oriented person, you make sacrifices that will benefit your family core, and at the end of the day, it will, I believe, make you more appreciative of the people that love you, and vice versa.
Another lesson for the RHoNJ? Or vice-versa?
I think it is refreshing to see Lea interacting with her son. She is a very hands-on mom, and it definitely shows her softer side. She is actually calm and doesn’t sound like a screaming cat (thanks, Andy, for the reference). It’s wonderful seeing her act normally… I knew she had it in her! JK!
Who thinks she really isn’t kidding?
Marysol is hard to understand, because she has a mom that is some sort of psychic, witch, etc, but then she goes to someone else for a “consultation.” Why would she need to go anywhere else?
Witch? Takes one to know one although there IS a difference between a good witch and a bad witch.
My life is very busy, and Liza meeting with me at my office to inform me of all my future events shows how I can not only promote my practice but also, by attending all these events, how I can bring to light and create more awareness for the foundation that I started over two years ago, the Sharing Smiles Foundation, in which I offer free dentistry to underprivileged children. Some women have a problem with me having a publicist, but they obviously don’t know my goals and involvement. They just criticize because of a lack of anything else to do with their own lives.
It seems funny how some of the ladies are so interested in my relationship with Rodolfo, when they should clearly be more interested and worried about their own relationships. Hmmm.
Alexia obviously knew that we were in a relationship, because we’ve run into her and Herman out on the town previously. So the fact the she did not know that we were in a relationship makes me wonder if she has a very short term memory!
Now moving on to Ana talking about Rodolfo texting her. She states that she has never PUBLICLY posted anything on his Facebook page. She neglected to mention private messages on Twitter and phone texts. Nice play on words…..
She doesn’t have many nice things to say about the majority of her co-housewives. I think we’re witnessing the birth of a real housewives villainess… for this season anyway… inclusive with a fame whore boyfriend. Will she be the only one? Only time will tell.
Adriana De Moura
As I told you last week, this season will bring lots of drama and also glamour, and tonight’s episode already brings it! I found myself in an investigator position when rumors came out during the Food and Wine Festival, which was taking place at a historical landmark in Miami, The Biltmore Hotel. Gorgeous hotel! If you ever come to Miami, you should definitely visit it.
I have a feeling Adriana inserted herself as investigator because her only storyline is the possibility that she may live on a pirate ship yacht that isn’t much of a yacht yet with her fiance… who isn’t much of a fiance. (She doesn’t want to wear her ring because it’s actually a ball and chain… ouch)
As I was saying, Karent’s boyfriend, Rodolfo, had allegedly pursued our friend Ana. I was probing and trying to get to the bottom of this story, because I’m very sensitive to anyone getting cheated on. It’s even worse having everyone around you know you are being cheated on, while you are the only one not aware. From personal experience I can attest that it is not a fun position to be in. Hence, my probing!
If her “personal experience” had happened while she was a housewife… now THAT would have been a storyline!!!
Besides, I really thought he was not telling the whole truth (or any truth to be exact), but I must also say that I have a hard time trusting men…need I say more?
No, you need not say more… that pirate ship has sailed (pun intended).
Let’s wait and see where this investigation of the love triangle will lead…
Okay Investigator De Moura.
And that’s just about all she said. I rest my case.
Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed Episode 2. It’s great to see mom feeling better and receiving guests at home. Mom is very fond of Adriana, and they speak often about life’s trials and tribulations. Adriana visits mom, which turns into a little unsolicited advice regarding love. Basically mom sums up love as being palpable as long as you can “rest your head on a pillow full of money.” I know Adriana will make the right choices for herself, and I don’t blame her for being cautious with her choices. I on the other hand leave my personal life up to destiny.
Aren’t we supposed to create our own destiny? That’s how the saying goes anyway.
Mom decided to stop by my office to check out the vibes and make sure there wasn’t any negative energy lingering from the Smith and Wollensky event mishap. Her method of choice for cleansing was dry rice and perfume. I know it probably doesn’t make sense to most people, but I believe implicitly in anything my mother does spiritually. Truth be known, she has never thrown rice on me before, so it was a welcome change. And who knows, maybe I will get married again and again and again…
Which is why you SHOULD create your own destiny. Unless you like getting married again and again and again.
The only other thing Marysol talked about was the Ana/Karent/Rodolfo investigation. Let’s face it… Marysol doesn’t need a storyline… she has Mama Elsa.
Here we go again! My love life is unfolding in front of your eyes, and I will say that I will take a big part of the blame for not setting a date for the wedding. I let time go by, because I was so preoccupied with work and traveling. I always tell my friends or people I meet that if you get engaged, make sure to plan the wedding and set a date right away and go for it. Otherwise you get into your everyday life, and when time passes, it doesn’t seem to be a priority anymore. The excitement goes away, especially if you are busy with projects and always traveling and basically living out of your luggage.
I always knew in my heart I love Romain and want to be with him, but I feel I always shied away from making the big move, because I wanted to still have my freedom. Maybe at some point in my life I felt once I married I wouldn’t have the freedom to do whatever I want or that maybe he will want me to be the typical housewife (which of course would never happen as I am an independent woman, and no one tells me what to do). I was happy being engaged, but now I feel that after so many years I need to put my foot down and finally start planning the wedding or break up and move on. It’s not that my career is any less important to me now and that’s why I am more ready, but more that I feel after five years you just have to make that commitment. Otherwise another five years will go by and I may have regrets. (Plus I want to look good in my wedding gown and still be youthful!).
Okay, did you not get married yet because you were preoccupied with work and traveling or because you still wanted your freedom. You need only pick one since you’re an independent woman and no one tells you what to do. NOW you’re putting your foot down and I have a feeling we’re going to learn the real reason why you shouldn’t wait so long to tie the knot. She said it… the excitement goes away… I think Romain feels that way too.
Anyway enough about the wedding! Time will tell what will happen and where we stand… Aside from my wedding issues, I have to be in the middle of Marta and my fiancé, because all they have been doing lately is bickering. Romain complains she doesn’t help around the house, and I am fed up with it, since I want them to be peaceful with each other, especially since they used to be really close in the past. I have no idea what has happened in the last year that they just don’t get along anymore, but it breaks my heart. I can feel a terrible tension escalating on a daily basis. My sister is my best friend and I love her with all my heart. Even the thought of her not living with us kills me, because we do everything together (I mean almost everything for the dirty minds out there! Haha!). I am hoping Marta and Romain can work past whatever they are going through right now so we can focus on the fun and positive things in our lives.
I think Romain may have Guidice/Gorga syndrome and is jealous of the fact that he feels Marta is more important to Joanna than he is. We all now how those things turn out. Next week Joanna is really mad at Romain. I wonder if he left her? I wonder if she begs him to come back? I wonder if he’ll marry her but she’ll still put Marta before him? Never mind… somehow I don’t think Joanna is anything like Teresa Gorga Guidice. And Romain sure isn’t anything like Juicy Joe.
Maybe Romain gets upset at Marta because she walked in on him naked a few times now. I guess I can understand he wants his space, but he should also close the bathroom door when he is naked and getting ready so Marta doesn’t have to see his, as she calls it, “ding dong” hanging out.
Please Bravo, we’ve had our share of “ding dongs” hanging out. Stop it, please!
And no, I don’t trim Romain’s bush! I don’t know where that came from, or maybe I did once, but that’s it!
WTMI – (W = WAAAAAY).
In this episode I visit Ana, which by the way was on a Sunday. I snuck out of my house without Herman knowing LOL. Sunday has always been family day, but I managed to get ready quickly and of course put on my green boots just for Ana. It was interesting to exchange our opinions on the ladies. So far, so good… I genuinely like all the ladies with the exception of… Guess who? You probably know by now or will figure it out real soon.
I bet I know.
I have to say that Karent’s demeanor towards me is bothering me, because for reasons unknown to me, it comes off as if she doesn’t know me when she sees me and clearly wants to separate the “original” girls from the “new” ones. I don’t get it! I don’t know, perhaps it’s because of my friendship with Ana? Time will tell.
Guess I was right!
Until next time! I leave you with this thought: “Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go.”
That’s certainly true… we never know how far we have left to go. Miss ya Lynn! You will never be forgotten.
After being introduced and “reintroduced,” it’s time for the real fun. After watching the second episode, I have more of an insight about the motivations behind some of the actions I witnessed throughout this bumpy ride. Watching Karent and Roldolo together was upsetting to me. Karent and I have become fast friends over the past few months. I find her to be an incredible woman, who is smart, successful, and beautiful. She deserves a man who adores her, not one who’s falling asleep during a talk about where their relationship is headed.
Or talking about blondes in his hotel room, or tweeting pics of other women, or lying about texting other women, etc. etc.
After watching my visit to Lenny’s office, I realize that it may have come across a bit territorial. I really am not worried in the least about what he does at his practice. He is incredibly professional, and I am very secure in our relationship. I simply wanted to pay him a visit and bring him the pictures I promised to put up…and take down! He has since moved into a new office building with massive amounts of wall space. I am so excited about filling it up! My nature is to be playful and making my husband laugh is part of the deal. I hope people understand my sense of humor and don’t take it too seriously.
Trust me, I don’t think you have to worry about people taking you too seriously.
There was a lot going on behind the scenes at the Swine and Wine event that I had no clue about until after it all happened. I had some mixed feeling about it, because I felt like Roldolfo wasn’t being completely honest. I also felt that everyone involved was almost enjoying this a little too much…except for Karent. The whole thing was very high school to me. I ended up tuning out of this soap opera, because I had nothing to contribute at this point and didn’t feel like getting all the details either. I’m sure this is not the last time we will be hearing about this drama…
I just realized the irony of this event being called “Swine and Wine.” Was that the actual name or Bravo’s brain storm? Not surprised at it being very high school. Not surprised she had nothing to contribute. Certainly not surprised it’s not the end of the drama. Tell us something we DON’T know!
I read Lea’s last because it’s the longest (and most interesting… gave me something to look forward to). Funny how she and I see some things the same way and no I’m not going back and rewriting the blogs because of it… lol
Lea’s blog, once again, is the only one worth reading.
Watching Episode 2, you probably noticed my “red eyes” constantly, especially during the interviews. Well, I cried a lot during that time; I tried to put on a happy face, but there was a tragedy in the making. You will see as it unfolds. Looking back on it 5 months and 21 days later, it still brings tears to my eyes. It was a romance that ended in a tragedy like so many romances do. Enough about that for now. Let’s put a smile on our faces and do what all “Housewives” do — let’s talk about ourselves and “each other” (Housewife Qualification #2). You remember Housewife Qualification #1 — let’s talk about “me.”
Interesting. There are a few relationships she may be referring to. (Note to LaineyLainey – so sorry about the dangler but hey, there’s EIGHT, count them EIGHT Miami housewives and I’m tired.) I can’t see her crying over Karent’s romance, (can it even be called a romance?) so I wonder…
Lea talks about introductions, relationships and insecurities. I’m going to include her comments about insecurities. No additional comments from me necessary. (Am I taking the easy way out? Maybe, but like I said, I’m tired.) Seriously though, her comments need no fluff.
MARYSOL AND MAMA, OR SHOULD I SAY MAMA AND MARYSOL?
Let’s sprinkle some rice and spray some perfume and create prosperity. Wonder if Apple or IBM has thought of that? What’s next? Chickens? Prosperity Insecurity (Insecurity #1)
When a guy pretends to be sleeping the moment you bring up marriage even though you’re in the nude and holding hands — hello? Marriage Insecurity (Insecurity #2)
When you’re holding on to an ex-romance (sort of) while having a serious man romance blossoming and a text maybe romance? Commitment Insecurity (Insecurity #3)
And when you’re saying enough is enough of this ongoing romance, commitment please? And the cell phone and the Blackberry are getting all the attention? Lots of guys could be lining up for this bombshell. This is the “Someone Should Be Insecure” Insecurity (Insecurity #4)
And if you’re competing with the diplomas that built the house you live in — Attention Insecurity (Insecurity #5)
When the advice is “rest your pretty head on a pillow of cash” but you’ve got to wait till the boat that’s being refurbished in mañana-land Miami (and all mañana means in Miami is not today) is finished while you’re recovering from a rotten marriage that ended years ago — That’s the “Never get over the Scorn” Insecurity (Insecurity Exhibit # 6)
Then there’s the I am so insecure that I have to write an entire blog about insecurities. That’s the “Pot call the Kettle Black” Insecurity (no pun intended) — Projection Insecurity (Insecurity #7? You decide!)
WHO DO YOU KNOW?
Now, if you’re too insecure to admit you have insecurities, that would be the Insecurity of being Insecure Insecurity (Insecurity #8). Don’t expect to see that insecurity; it hides behind rose colored glasses.
And what have we learned about insecurities? No matter how successful or accomplished or beautiful or in love we may be, all of us are full of insecurities and they are all on full display in Episode 2 of RHOM.
Spread the love and keep the peace, and whatever you do this next week, “don’t deal with stupid.”
Guess Jersey’s out tomorrow then… lol Seriously, Lea is one smart lady… and I know my housewives.
Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
Poor LeAnn Rimes. Brandi Glanville just made no 31 on the top 101 Hot Bodies List according to Celebuzz. Fans of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will remember that Brandi’s bikini made an impression on househusbands and castmates last season. As for advice on how to wear a bikini, this is what Brandi had to say: “The smaller the bikini, the better you look …” she explained. “I think when you get a big bikini on a small person, you end up looking heavier. So, I feel like you, [if] you make it smaller, then you look smaller.”
(Photo credit: Celebuzz)
Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof stepped out to an emmy event yesterday. Adrienne tweeted a photo of the ladies looking happy in their step and retreat. Hopefully they were able to commiserate about their relationships. Kelsey Grammer made a fool of himself on the Piers Morgan show by racing off the set after being shown a photo of ex-Camille. Adrienne is embroiled in a nasty divorce with husband Paul Nassif.
Remember that cast blog for the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta I posted a few days ago? Other people also noticed that Kim Zolciak wasn’t in it. NeNe Leakes sent the cast photo out on twitter with the following comment: “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta kicks off Sunday Nov 4th @ 9pm. The only original standing! That should tell u a LOT” At the same time, Bravo included Kim Zolciak in the season writeup and list of cast members. Rumors are flying that Kim was a no-show during much of the filming and they may not have her as a full cast member. They may just use the footage they have with her for a second season of her spin-off show. Maybe it’s just that those Bravo interns are so busy monitoring comments on cast blogs, they messed posting the photo. JK.
Bravo continues to announce new shows for November. Top Chef Seattle (in my back yard) and Million Dollar Decorators are also set to start. It will be sweeps time – and they want a lot of original shows airing to bring in the viewers.
I hate to be the grammar police because it is twitter – but did she mean they HAD been headed to the chapel and WERE going to get married, or did she mean they WERE headed to the chapel and WE ARE (We’re) going to get married – like the song. She’s been twitter silent for a few hours – so we’ll have to wait to find out.
(Hat’s off to RealMrHousewife for catching this tweet and getting a Rumorfix Article – he’s on top of this stuff :)))) )
And Tamra – showing what a sunny bride she’d make, tweeted this out a few minutes before the wedding tweet:
I hear Brooks is throwing down some mean comments on twitter cuz he got dumped……boy did I call that move!
Looks like Tamra was wrong about Brooks. He responds with “Huh? What are you talking about?” and then “Stupid and you aren’t even “in the loop”.
Then Tamra said something like: That’s not what I heard – maybe deleted?
These were probably the Tweets Tamra was told about. I think they had something to do with Vicki’s SIL saying things about Brooks.
A lot more to the story…. have a great weekend!
I din’t sell her story to the press. That’s stupid.
“If a relationship has to be a secret, then you shouldn’t be in it.” Just saying….