We Wanted to be Back On LOL! by NMD
After less than a day of fussing, contracts have been signed, ink has dried, and every single New York Housewife will be back for another season. Perez Hilton ran the headline, “Real Housewives Of New York City Fold To Bravo!” and Ramona responded with “We wanted to back on, LOL”. She can laugh. At a half million dollars she can laugh all the way to the bank. Bravo is spinning it that they gave the ladies a few tidbits – such as hair and makeup on the house. Bravoratings twitter account, which is pretty much known to be run by Simon Van Kempen (but I’ll throw in a allegedly just because), had an ear to the ground during the entire event. He confirmed that Bravo pretty much doubled some of the lower salaries (of the new girls) throwing several hundred thousand dollars into the salary pool.
Good for LuAnn de Lessups for hanging in there another season. LuAnn signed up for the show when she thought it would be a dignified look at the upper crust of New York. Like many of the housewives of that era, she thought she’d be able to tuck her dirty laundry out of sight and show viewers a cleaner, sanitized version of her life. That all got blown to bits in Season 3 when Jill Zarin failed to tell Ramona Singer their phone call was on speaker phone and being taped for the show. Ramona, in a gush of insensitivity laid the Countess’ private life – divorce, cheating, drunken escapades – bare to viewers. The Countess, title rich but penny poor, took it on the chin and kept on going. She survived the Cleaning House after toxic Season 4, and kept a grin on her face when Andy Cohen loaded the cast with a real Princess. The Countess has provided us with some of the best laughs the show has had to offer over the years, inadvertent or not, and I’ve grown to have a grudging respect for her ability to keep on going despite whatever Bravo or her castmates throw at her.
Sonja’s back again as well. I’ve grown bored of Sonja’s sorority girl routine, but I know she needs the paycheck and she seems pretty harmless.
As for the three new girls, Carole and Heather are my two favorite housewives, and I’m hoping Aviva redeems herself and becomes watchable.
The drama is already starting for the Survivor Finale. Corinne (last boot before the jury) tweeted this:
“At rehearsal for the live finale I found out pre-jurors are sitting in the audience and not on stage. I’m furious.”
The show promises to be a really good one, with rumors that someone is out with a medivac already surfacing.
Please no spoilers for the west coast viewers.