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Lisa Vanderpump is being sued by an actress/restaurant server who claims she was sexually assaulted while an employee at Villa Blanca. In the 5 million dollar lawsuit, the ex-employee names a Villa Blanca manager, Lisa and her husband Todd according to TMZ. Lisa claims the server had a falling out with the manager – and there was no more to it than that based on surveillance tapes. Read all the details here.
Kyle Richards has given an interview to People Magazine claiming that Reality TV won’t ruin her marriage. “I am like a lion with my family, my cubs. I’m very, very, very protective. If I ever felt like something was being affected in any way by the show, I would just walk away in a millisecond,” she says.” I wonder if Adrienne, Taylor, Camille, and all the ladies of Real Housewives of D.C. felt the same way at some point? Full Article Here
A HuffPost reporter (not Rob) visits with Ramona Singer in her home and talks decorating, clothes, shoes, and other assorted topics. It’s a cute, upbeat interview. Read it Here
Jacqueline Laurita just can not stop talking about the “set up” at the Posche Fashion show. Previews for the third part of the reunion show Kim D showing up to answer the million dollar question – Was Teresa Giudice involved? We already know Kim has come out in support of Teresa and said “no”. Let’s see if how Bravo edits this. Jacqueline in the meantime is still determined to prove that Teresa was involved. She tweeted these little tidbits yesterday. Her advice. Read the manifesto.
Here’s her Number 4 and 7 so you don’t have to wade through her blog. It’s a long, arduous one.
“4. Kim D. will protect her friends publicly, but will usually own up to her own mischievous ways and take accountability for her actions, right or wrong. I respect her for that. Even though she doesn’t always play nice when angered.
7. Why would Teresa suddenly go to new salon to get her make-up and hair done when she has someone who came to her house to do it on a regular basis? Why didn’t Kim just go to Teresa’s house to get ready? Teresa would have NEVER agreed to go to someone else for make-up and hair like that unless she had an ulterior motive. (Which she did.) TERESA KNEW KIM D. WAS MAKING MELISSA THE TARGET THAT DAY! Even if she never knew all of the details of how it would go down, Teresa knew Melissa was the target and she was going to allow Kim to do whatever she wanted to hurt Melissa, while Teresa played innocent and clueless (which isn’t hard for her). I know she knew. I was told the truth by someone involved, who shall remain nameless, that won’t publicly “out” her friend. I’m not friends with Teresa anymore, so I don’t care. I’ll say it.”
(An old photo from Boston below)
Meanwhile …. Teresa’s Giudice‘s latest blog is another brilliant PR move. Instead of trying to address the crapfest of a reunion, her ghostwriter grabbed a bunch of fan tweets and put them into the blog. Our own plainvuesue is in there. I can’t copy and paste it – and RamonaCoaster won’t be able to blog it because of the format – but please go over to Bravo’s website and take a look. They also made a bunch of captioned photos. Whatever she’s paying her team – it’s worth it. Below is our own captioned photo – by Boston.
Jill Zarin – twitter is on fire. Andy Cohen has awakened the Red-haired Beast. It is amusing and disturbing all at the same time. Jill continues to claim that she was “invited” to appear on Watch What Happens Live despite Andy Cohen‘s confirmation that she asked first. Here’s the latest in her string of tweets – plus a review of Andy’s – in-your-face tweet. I almost feel sorry for her … not.
Ratings. Rating were up a little for Real Housewives of Miami as the ladies moved into their 5th episode of the season. With a lead in from the preview 10 minutes of the New Jersey reunion, Miami retained 870,000 viewers. It’s certainly not great, but better than a further slip – and they were against the Vice Presidential debate and Project Runway. Life After Top Chef – which was up against Duck Dynasty and Couples Therapy had a dismal showing of under 400,000 viewers. Expect a shakeup on Wednesday nights.
Real Housewives of New York Blogs, Blogged by RamonaCoaster
Doing the reunion is a tiring day. I filmed it while I was sick and the next day I found out I had vertigo and an inner ear virus. It took me almost three weeks to recover!!!
You looked pretty good except some of your facial expressions were crazier than usual.
Carole was a very interesting addition to RHONY. She is very downtown, peace-love-and-flower-power. Sometimes though, you need to take a stand. To allow and enable Aviva and George’s behavior and not call them on it at her book party; to not comment about Reid’s very rude comment about overweight women gone wild; to not take control as a hostess in St Barth’s and try to calm and rectify the situation…
But it’s scary dealing with crazy, screwed-up, narcissistic people so of course she can’t speak up.
I understand LuAnn’s point about Carole. When filming, Carol was Zen-like and, by her own admission on the reunion, passive and just observed when interacting with all of us. It surprised me that in Carole’s interviews she could be quite snarky in her comments about everyone. Who knew this was really what she was thinking? I too would rather have someone tell me to my face. Carole said she says nothing mean or malicious behind our backs in her interviews, but I’m not buying that. Doesn’t she see what she says?
She’d rather call them out in her talking heads. It’s much safer.
Aviva, Aviva, Aviva. Where do I begin? Aviva apologized to me on the reunion. Do I believe she is sincere? You tell me. It seems to me that she only decided to apologize after the fans turned on her.
She’s not sincere. She’s only sorry that everyone saw her lose it.
The first part of St. Barth’s, Aviva was not there or featured in the episode. She still took it upon herself to write her blog trashing me and Sonja. Leading up to the episode where she lost it, Aviva was talking to many different press outlets and taking to her Twitter to attack us. It was only when there was a major backlash against her on Twitter, the press, and Bravo blog comments that she decided to apologize on the reunion to me. I wish no one ill will and I am taking in Aviva’s apology. I am cautious though as her actions have not matched her words.
If only you could Lo-Jack her to make sure she’s not going to creep up behind you and scream “trailer trash turd!”
I’m glad Heather and I had a turnaround. She and I are alike in some ways and maybe that’s why we butted heads. We both talk a lot — although I think I give people a chance to speak and interact LOL. This is something I felt Heather never did with me. All the other girls commented to me that Heather never listens and always talks over them. Then they told me Heather was upset with me. The important thing is we talked through it and overcame it. No one is perfect, least of all me. Everything is a learning experience. The day I stop growing is the day I’ll die.
Oh that’s nice. Despite all your negative exchanges with the other ladies, you can let go of your hurt and move on. Not a lot of people can do that.
Tonight we saw the first part of the two-part reunion show. If you were expecting drama on the level of the New Jersey ladies, then I am sorry that we may have disappointed you but I am happy that we did!
We don’t need anymore drama on the Jersey level.
But don’t be mistaken, there was a lot of tension in that room and I can tell you Sonja and LuAnn were unexpectedly primed. Unlike during filming, I felt an unexpected distance or separation if you will, from some of the ladies from the moment we sat down that I had never felt before.
Uh-oh, is there a whole other show going on in your head? I noticed you getting very defensive with Luann. I was wondering if there was something going on with you two off the show.
But before I get into my perspective on Part 1, I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I use the term “holla” and what it means.
Oh, crap! A grammar lesson by Heather. No thanks. We can look it up in the Urban Dictionary.
I will start by telling you that I did not “plan it” as part of my opening title line for the show, it happened while recording my line, “My success is built on making women look and feel there best.” In the studio while recording it one of our producers said, “It feel like it needs a ‘Heatherism’ on the end? Maybe try ending it with something that comes organically to you and we’ll see how it sounds?” “Holla” naturally flowed out of me as a positive shout out to all the ladies who over the past 4 years have been rockin’ and lovin’ bought my Yummie Tummie products and it stuck.
Once again, gratuitous marketing. She spends a few more paragraphs describing how people are using the term. I can tell she’s testing out whether she might consider getting a trademark for this term in the future.
Another topic discussed on the reunion couch that I want to approach is the process of borrowing clothing from designers.
The first point was that Naem dresses VVIPs and often customizes his pieces for them. Her second point was that Life and Style Magazine did not give Naem Khan the exposure he covets for his collection. Carole felt that LuAnn asking for Naeem directly to loan her a dress, was out-of-line and put someone very close to her in an awkward position while Naeem was being nothing more than a gracious host for his wife and her guest. In no way was Carole saying that LuAnn was not good enough for a Naem Kahn design and — agree or not — LuAnn chose to take it personally and did not reflect on Carole’s perspective at all.
That’s just another way of saying Luann is not good enough to wear Naeem Khan’s dresses. I get that Life and Style is not the same as Vogue. Luann does need to accept that she is not a household name. Not everyone watches the Bravo Housewives’ shows. Those dresses would get minimal visibility compared to an actress wearing Naeem Khan to the Oscars. It’s about money. And it’s between Carole and Luann. It’s not your beef. Geez, Andy asks you one question and you go on and on.
I adored getting to know both LuAnn and Jacques during filming RHONY and quickly began to cherish the new friendship that we were building. Lu is a lot of fun, she is beautiful inside and out, we spent a good deal of time off-camera with our guys, and Jon and I grew very fond of her and Jacques.
Although the closeness remains, my frustration with LuAnn came to a head on the reunion as I continually encountered her inability to receive constructive criticism or even try to learn from others feedback.
Wait! You just figured this out now?
If LuAnn doesn’t like something that someone has said about her, then in her mind, it isn’t true. After St. Barths it had been building and on the couch it begins to come out.
I so desperately want LuAnn to be more open and accepting of others’ thoughts and feelings because, ultimately, it will make her an even better person. Nobody’s perfect.
Funny that you’re saying this, Motormouth. I doubt your words can penetrate Luann’s snakeskin exterior. In Luann’s mind, she dictates and feels she sets the standard on how to live. That’s why she wrote her book. Looking at her book sales, not a lot of us bought what she was shilling because we all see she doesn’t practice what she preached since Season 2.
We all have a need for attention and admiration from others, but LuAnn’s steady composure is shaken only when her confidence is threatened and she is very confidant, which can leads to a tendency of taking others for granted, and I will not allow her do that to me.
If she can take Jacques for granted and take home a pirate for a “tour of the house” then she’ll take anyone for granted. Even you.
We ALL have room to learn and to grow. We need to own our flaws and shortcomings, and work to improve ourselves as human beings through the experience or living and others perspectives and hopefully we can laugh a lot doing it!
That’s called character.
When my fellow ‘Wives do well, I do well. I know LuAnn must’ve missed her brunette couch, but funny how she and Ramona had a chance to get to know each other this season in a new way.
Luann’s still a snake throwing people under the bus and laughing about her wicked ways. She’s just not having as much fun when there’s no one to back her up.
First up, we have LuAnn saying Carole’s strategy is to just talk behind everyone’s back in her interviews but not on camera when we’re together and interacting. I have to say I was very surprised to see some of the comments that she made when she wielded her trusty pen. Carole wrote and said things in her interviews that did not match the face that she showed us while filming. That can be hurtful and leaves you defenseless on camera. We don’t see what’s filmed until you see it, and then it’s too late.
Unfortunately there are some people who do think you all are a big joke. Carole just has a better view.
I do like that Lu admits that she made her comments to get on Radzi’s nerves. Fair enough! I like that Radzi voiced her opinions when it comes to Ranjana, because she is entitled to her feelings — those are her dear friends. However, she says she doesn’t borrow their clothes, but I do know she wore some Ranjana’s jewelry and a dress that Ranjana made her.
It’s not like Carole just met Ranjana and asked her to borrow a dress.
Then Heather says Lu gets upset if you don’t say what she wants. That’s true. So I pipe in on that one too! Look what happens when “big girl syndrome” goes up against itself.
Heather doesn’t like it either when she doesn’t hear what she wants or else no trip to London for you.
I have borrowed dresses for high-profile events where I would be photographed ever since I was a young girl as a model and sometimes actress. Same goes for my charity events. I cannot afford to buy (nor want to) a new dress every time I’m seen wearing a dress in the press.
I have to give kadooz to Sonja with that statement. That’s keeping it real.
Regarding the Princess vs. Countess comment, they’re both real titles by marriage. Lu lived with a man who lived the life of a count and was seated socially around the world at dinners using that title at placement dinner parties and was introduced with that title. Lu has children who will also carry that title, so it’s very real for her.
Is she a name dropper? Sure! So am I. If you know those people, it’s just the game. Is it annoying? I’m sure it is. It doesn’t make anyone a bad person. It just means socially you know the same people, that you’re not going anywhere, you paid your dues, you’ve been around, you’re accepted, and you’re “in.”
I guess because in the whole scheme of things, this social climbing game is really meaningless. I’m glad you said it’s just a game and if you enjoy it then fine.
Everyone feels insecure at times. We all have our safety mechanisms. If the Countess is using her title less this year, kudos to her! It just says she’s becoming more secure as a single woman since her divorce.
And I guess you’re doing the same thing when you talk about your lifestyle you had in the past.
I’m very surprised when Aviva says Harry is her ex for a reason.
Are the reasons alimony and child support?
I’ve known Harry for decades and I’ve known Aviva for seconds; why would I side with her against the facts as I see them? I’m not feeling Aviva needs to be protected from Harry. Anyone who meets Harry knows he’s a bon vivant, a loving dad, and a loyal friend, who would give the shirt off his back. He comes from a very wealthy family, but it’s not his money to give away.
At this point, Aviva’s apologies are like the boy who cried wolf. We have to see over time. I hope she can keep her promise this time and not continue to insult me and make up untrue stories, because I cannot accommodate “friends” like that, no matter how hurt they are from past trauma. I have a little girl to support, a world I built for myself, and people who depend on me.
As Ouiser Boudreaux would say “Clairee, you are too twisted for color TV!” I think Aviva is too twisted for this show.
See you next week for Reunion Part 2 where I just can’t stop about the Sonja logo. Bear with me. I promise we will get through this. You may even like it! Maybe even Heather will.
Will this logo ever wind up on a toaster oven box?
So after London and Miami, St. Barth’s and Le Cirque, inviting and not inviting and God knows how many toasts, bottles, planes, subways and cars, it all comes down to a couch. Six women, 18 episodes, 12 really expensive shoes, and an elegant little seating arrangement fanned out around Dr. Andy Freud.
We were instructed to wear: 1920s evening meets Truman Capote Black & White Ball. This seemed, on the face of it, a contradiction. The famous ball was in 1966, but six of this, half of that.
I can see how Andy would style himself as Truman Capote trying to strip the housewives’ masks away. Carole’s late husband’s parents attended that soiree.
Where to begin is the question. Let’s start with LuAnn.
Princesses and people are the same to me. No distinction. I didn’t talk behind LuAnn’s — or anyone’s — back. In fact, I barely talked to LuAnn in front of her back. One of the few times I did, it was to discuss my feelings about a situation that involved her and a close friend of mine and we walked away from that conversation just fine. She never brought it up again. She didn’t tell me that her feelings were hurt. How painful it must have been to hold that in for the entire four months of filming? In fact, I had no idea that LuAnn felt it was “the most hurtful thing anyone had said” to her until right there on the couch. Do you know why? Because she never said this, ever, in front of me.
You did say it to her face and she ignored it because it’s not what she wants to hear. But she does expect you to hear her. Just ignore her. It’ll drive her crazy.
It’s so silly all this talk about backs. Everyone is so caught up in backs that no one can see the fronts. What we say in interviews and our blogs is not behind anyone or anything, it’s public. It’s for the whole world to watch or read if they care to. There’s no crying in baseball, and there are no backs in reality TV.
It’s the reaction when you say something to someone’s front that’s entertaining to watch. Action and reaction. Like science. Like journalism.
It is why it’s such a fun guilty pleasure.
What makes the show more than just watching us lunch and cab around town to parties, are the observations. We watch it, we live it, we share our observations. We are meant to point out the odd, humorous, and curious behaviors of each other in confessional interviews. So we do. When Sonja said, in an interview, she thinks I’m a poor hostess this isn’t talking behind my back. She’s being asked to comment on a situation, she’s being asked her observations.
But she did say to your face that “you might not make the best hostess” and you’ve said it too.
Is elegance learned or does it come naturally? Who knows. I think LuAnn is purposely dodging the real issue about my friends and the dress so she can make this a conversation that is focused on her.
I absolutely agree. She wants to make sure there’s a spot on next year’s couch but she’s not willing to suffer any ill will towards her and make sacrifices to do it. She also was not good friends with Andy Cohen before she came on the show.
I don’t ask designers for dresses. It’s an imposition on a designer, so I don’t ask, because I’m not Meryl Streep — a designer wouldn’t get much attention for going to the trouble. But borrowing happens. I get it.
I think in Luann’s mind, she is Meryl Streep.
Here’s the story: I had only met LuAnn twice, I barely knew her when she asked if I could arrange for her to get earrings from Ranjana’s showroom. She got the earrings, enjoyed my friend’s hospitality, then asked to borrow dresses. Naeem did not offer as she says. Naeem is not my “designer friend” he is a friend. He’s one of my closest friends, like family, and I would never want him to be put in an awkward position with a favor request from a stranger because of me. Just as I would no more walk into Jacques office and ask him to send me ten cases of wine — gratis. This — to me — is about politeness.
It was never about earrings or designers, or even LuAnn; it was always about code of conduct. My code and LuAnn’s code are different.
What!? You never read Class with the Countess? Me neither. I have no idea what Luann deems polite or classy. What I’ve observed is Luann using etiquette as a weapon to put people down and the fact that she throws the word class around means she has none.
I’m not saying one is better, but they are obviously different. And they clashed from time to time, as you saw.
So if I’m not in a scene — like on St. Barth’s, when Aviva insulted Ramona and Sonja — I don’t know how it exactly went down or what was said until I watch the show. I’m watching it cold, just like you. We didn’t get a script of the scenes that were shot or dialogue that was said.
The filming of the show and the watching of it are two completely different experiences.
Each was a fun wild ride.
You just assumed that it was all Ramonja’s fault, that the women were just exaggerating Aviva’s meltdown and how could they remember anything in their alcohol induced fog.
We filmed the show last winter and then I watched it, along with all of you, for the first time. It’s interesting to watch. I see the appeal. As anyone who has read my weekly blogs knows, I think most of the drama is humorous and like in real life some take it more seriously than others.
After Taylor’s husband Russell took his life, you can’t help but see that this show can affect people’s psyche and the decisions they make. I can’t help but feel that what we saw out of Aviva, Jill and Kelly is just the tip of the iceberg.
Google must have been a sponsor of this season for all the times they were plugged. There was a lot of googling, including English Common Law. Huh? Ramona still makes me laugh. I was trying to address this, on the couch, the issue of Reid’s comment. It was out of line, there was no question. And rather than give it any attention or weight at all, I ignored it and we moved on. Sometimes silence is the best way to shut down an awkward conversation.
Ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. We’ll see it in every re-run.
I’ve never heard Reid speak like that off or on camera.
Like you never heard Aviva go batsh*t crazy? Doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.
Aviva knows it was out of character. She apologized and we moved on. We spent most of that dinner talking about Aviva’s organic food. Russ is a vegan and Aviva’s very knowledgeable about healthy diets. I mostly drank.
Love the contrast. It’s nice that they still accept you despite smoking pink cigarettes, drink lychee martinis & diet coke.
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” — Benjamin Franklin.
Sometimes I think that instead of calling our show The Real Housewives of New York City it should be called “Teachable Moments.” It has been a learning experience. . .
What is it with you and Heather saying this is a teaching moment or a learning experience. It’s a reality show, not a documentary.
An apology, in my opinion, is putting a relationship and another persons feelings before your own ego. It is about making a wrong right. I take an apology very seriously whether I am giving one or receiving one. An apology propels us forward and enables relationships to evolve, grow, and fosters trust. When I apologize, I mean it through words and by actions. It is not about winning, losing, or keeping score.
Talk is cheap.
Tonight I apologized to Ramona and Sonja for the way I spoke to them in St. Barths. I was wrong to allow my emotions get the best of me. As a result, not only did I hurt people, but my message was lost.
What message was that? Phobias are a good way to manipulate people?
l would like to mention a point about ex-husbands. For the purposes of this show, I chose to discuss and portray my ex-husband on camera in the most positive light for the sake of our child. It is my prerogative to discuss what I choose about my ex-husband as it is Sonja’s to discuss hers. While we handled the subject very differently, I think the better course would be to not discuss other peoples exes/divorces without invitation. The stakes are just too high where children are involved.
I guess writing about Harry in your blog doesn’t count.
Luann de Lesseps
I must say the most surprising thing to me about the reunion was how aggressive Heather was towards me. I have my faults like everyone else, but I considered Heather to be a close friend.
Maybe you should thank her for making you relevant. Aviva’s meltdown and Sonja’s logo overshadowed your baby-making storyline.
What makes a mean girl? A mean girl hoards her friendships and doesn’t think other people are good enough to join her circle.
Remember when you thought Alex wasn’t good enough?
A mean girl says things like “You’re not good enough to wear a certain designer.”
Because even designers like Louis Vuitton makes mistakes with Herman Munster shoes.
A delusional girl says that she bought all the clothes on the rack outside her apartment door when you know that they are out there to be picked up by a designer’s assistant.
Calling Carole delusional is fighting words. I wonder if it’s true or not.
Part 1 of the reunion ends with Aviva profusely apologizing to Ramona and Sonja who were not in a very forgiving mood that day.
Who would be? Who needs that mess?
Aviva’s learning the hard way that once you say something, it’s out there and you can’t take it back no matter how much you say you are sorry. We all have compassion for Aviva and while Ramona and Sonja may eventually forgive her, it’s hard to say whether or not they will forget.
The problem is – is she really sorry that she hurt Ramonja’s feelings or is she sorry she is seen as a crazy, spoiled, entitled woman.