The Real Housewives of New York City – Fireworks / The Amazing Race – We are whiny little bitches -S24E8

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The Real Housewives of New York City – Fireworks

By Empressofaiken

Before they took their road show to the Hamptons, the ladies had some business to deal with in the city.  Ramona hired a photographer to take picture of herself with the family dog, Coco, which was to be made into a calendar for Avery’s dorm room.  I’m sure Avery is thrilled to tears.  Sonja happened to stop by with her new dog, Marley, who shared a glass of water with her mistress.  Sonja had an entire law firm camping out at her house, trying to find a few bucks to keep a roof over her head.   She has big plans for the future including some new business ventures.  It sounds like the toaster oven idea has gone to appliance heaven because now Sonja is talking about producing a line of shirts and taking her Caburlesque routine to Europe.  Ramona, not unlike Harry, and just about every one else in Sonja’s life, would just like to see her concentrate on one thing and work at keeping her house.

Heather and Jonathan met with a hearing specialist and Jax went through a series of tests to determine the likelihood that surgery may restore some of his hearing.   This kid has been through a lot in his short life and his parents are devoting everything they have to make him better, even when the odds are against them.   There’s nothing about Heather that could be criticized during this episode.  She and her family are amazing and loving human beings.

Kristen and Aviva took their kids for a play date to make soap, of all things.  Kristen wants to know that she’d like to be friends with Aviva but doesn’t want to be in the middle of the ghostwriter debate.  Aviva shut her down, telling her that she didn’t want to hear any negativity in front of the children.  In case Kristen didn’t understand the first warning, Aviva told her to “shut the f** up”  in front of the children.   Aviva is single-handedly redefining the meaning of crazy.

Kristen Is Shocked

Everyone’s went off to the Hamptons for the Fourth of July.  Heather and her family rented a house and Carole met up with them there.   Carole wanted to talk about Aviva but Heather, who was waiting for a call from Jax’s doctor, didn’t want to hear about it.  She turned the conversation to where it should have gone – the concerns over a little boy facing a lifetime of challenges.  She cried to Carole, telling her that she would be happy if she could just fix one thing for him and surgery on his ears could be that one thing.   She also said, in her talking head, that Carole needs to stop obsessing over the book.  I think all of us echoed an “amen” for that.  The doctor called Heather and delivered the good news, that Jax was good candidate for the surgery with a good prognosis, to boot.Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson

Ramona and Mario were at their house in the Hanptons, playing tennis with LuAnn and Jacques, when Josh and Kristen arrived.  The overly controlling Ramona has a fit over the couples lack of proper tennis footwear.   Kristen talked to Ramona about Heather’s party and Ramona’s decision to be a no-show.  Ramona doesn’t care for Kristen having the audacity to question her.  She tells Kristen that it’s none of her business, and she should just sit down and look pretty.   Both of them call the other a hypocrite and another weekend in the Hamptons is off to a great start.

Ramona held a dinner party for the entire group.  Having just come off the high from her beat-down with Kristen, she was ready to confront Sonja and her financial problems.   Ramona heard that Sonja’s burlesque act was raunchy – the Countess was there and confirmed that it was.  LuAnn is very good at carrying stories and getting in the middle of things that really aren’t her business.   Sonja got upset with Ramona and told her that she’s not a good friend to her.  She said that Ramona couldn’t handle a day in her life and has no idea what kinds of things she goes through all the time.   Aviva joined them to try to make peace between them, reminding them they’re good friends, sisters even, and that this too shall pass.  Ramona and Sonja hugged and kissed, and things did look just the tiniest bit better between them.   Meanwhile, Mario and Heather were talking about golf and cheating.  Mario said that the best cheaters are the ones who get away with it – in every sense of the word.  Not the smartest thing he could have said on camera and within earshot of Ramona.

Finally, there was a clambake at a house that Aviva borrowed from a friend.  This made Kristen very happy, because that was also the name of an Elvis movie.  Carole and Mario are demonstrating different gestures and using Italian terms, all of which translate to “F**k you”.  Aviva interrupts to drag Carole off for another conversation about, what else, the damned book.   Aviva started by setting the ground rules for the discussion including what words and terms were verboten.  Then it was time to argue about ghostwriters and editors and Bill Whitworth.  My eyes didn’t start to twitch this week – instead they began to close, because I’d already come to terms with and resolved this issue in my head weeks ago.  Nonetheless, they go on and on in the same circular argument, with neither of them really getting any closer to resolution than they had before.Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill

Heather joined them, trying to get the two to stop the nonsense, to no avail.  Then LuAnn dropped by, literally.  She fell on Carole’s ankle while trying to sit down.  Her attempts at peace didn’t work, either.  When LuAnn and Heather gave up and left, Aviva told Carole that she’d read Carole’s new book, which surprised Carole, as it hadn’t been released yet.  Aviva said that she got a galley copy from her friends in the industry.  She then told Carole how wonderful the book was, what a great writer she is, yada, yada, yada.   I don’t know if I would have trusted this new and improved Aviva, full of nothing but kind words and glowing reviews.  Don’t pet the snake.  They’re known for shedding their skin.

Carole was recording the audio version of her book.  Good thing it was caught on camera or there might have been accusations that Bill Whitworth sounds just like her.

Oh, and this was the second week without Amanda.  Nice.

Empress

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Hello again Racefans… We’re still in Italy this week and Brenchel won the last leg.. I can’t remember who got sent packing last week which means they weren’t that important to me but there are 6 teams left so here we go (Surfer dud is gone.. Booohooo).

t1The next leg starts off with Brenchel leaving first and they have to drive 80 miles to get their next clue and, there is a double uturn ahead. They want to get there first so they can turn the cowboys and force them to use their express pass. Blondes are next to leave and we get to hear about how sweet it was that Dave and Conner let them step on the mat first in the last leg. These two women make me want to wretch. Both this and their last season, they cannot run their own race. They are running the same race as everyone else and can barely drag their own asses to the daily finish line without playing the damsel in distress for someone else to help them. Anyway, they’ve all agreed to work together. Father Dave just thinks the world of them and thinks they are the most genuine girls in the world. Dave, how did you get to be so old being such a sucker? One of the blondes says of their total race experience says “we’re just two blondes kicking ass” Kill.Me.Now. Let’s kind of sum this up so we know where we are at. Brenchel left first and seems to have a clue of where they are going. The Blondes are following Dave and Conner but manage to get separated along the way. The fellas are worried and the Blondes believe they’ve been ditched because, hehe, it’s a race. The cowboys HAVE to use or lose that express pass (Nice try, Brenchel trying to make us believe you’re going to make them use it – 8th leg rule). The Animals are aware now of the uturn and know they’re in trouble, perhaps. The Globretrotters are dead last to leave. Kind of tired of being in the same spot like that. All teams have basically the same map they got from the hotel lobbyist.

t3The clue they were racing to get to was the detour. One was to race donkeys, for time, in a circle while a band played music.To the left, you see a pair of asses on top of a pair of donkeys. That would be Brenchel. They have 2 minutes to complete 3 laps around this track.

Folks I can’t get into writing this this week. Here is a pretty complete recap from Entertainment Weekly.

The Whiny bitches in my title, Are Dave and Conner. Mostly Dave. They got uturned by Brenchel AND, GASP, Brenchel won’t even help the helpful super duo. So Dave is t6having a hissy shitfit about being a 60yo man getting uturned.. ‘Scuse me, Dave… How many episodes did we listen to you brag about coming back after screwing up your foot? Grow some new balls, pull up your depends, and STFU. Dave  and Conner turned the animals, then told them they had done it. Had to turn somebody t2(No they didn’t). The Globetrotters and the Blondes are completely lost. So both the uturned teams had to do both tasks or take a penalty for whatever they missed. Superduo helpers and the animals are doing the build a donkey task. That task is to use ALL the parts provided to build this toy donkey (Sorry for the shitty picture, it’s nearly impossible to get a good one on this part of the show). What everyone fails to do, is read the directions on the clue. There is no sample to follow so they have to assemble and hope. The part of the clue that apparently everyone missed was the part that said the moderator would load something (firewood) on their contraption to be delivered for their next clue.. The box that contained all the parts, was hinged so it could be placed on the contraption’s back, to be used as saddle bags.

The Animals went back to race the donkeys while the superhelperduo finished their cart contraption. They had already done the donkey ride. Animals are finally getting the contraption done to be delivered but not before they are stuck helping the blondes build theirs. Of these 3 teams, I’m oddly liking the afghanimals. The Blondes rubbed my last nerve raw on their first season and father and son have this season.

Just as all teams are headed for the roadblock clue, the Globtrotters show up. They try to ride the donkeys first but Big Easy is on one, that he could have put on his shoulders and carried around the track, who refused to budge. They decide to switch to the build task but make the same mistake as everyone else did and switch back to the live donkeys. This time they get a pair of speedy ones and get through it finally.

t5The roadblock, is to make an exact duplicate, to the approval of the head monk at this place, in order to move on. Rachel is an Arteeste so she wants to do it. She screws it all up the first time and has to do it again. All the while (I would Never question somebody’s spirituality), for the camera, Brendon is kneeling and Praying. In one episode, he’s in tune with Buddhism.. In this one, in this holy place where they copy book pages, he’s catholic or something like that. Dude, make up your fucking mind.  I want to punch this guy in the throat. I have hated him since the second Brenchel big brother season (My first and only). I thought he was a flaming asshole  (along with those two Dbags Jeff and Jordan) then and the fire has not cooled, he’s still a flaming asshole. If anything, he’s gone into afterburner mode. Rachel is about half way done with her second attempt when the whiny 60yo man who was uturned by those evil Brenchels shows up, with the others, minus the globetrotters. The 60yomrhelpersuperman doesn’t want to do this task so he makes his son do it. His depends must have fallen down again as now he can bitch directly to Brenchel about being left behind and forced to do both detour tasks.

Guess what, Kids.. They all get through it. They’re all off to the pit stop except the trotters (who eventually do as well).. Brenchel gets there first, wins the leg and $7500 apiece. Maybe they can combine it and buy one of them a new personality. Cowboys are second. Whiny60yo tripped over his depends getting there third. Geranimals and the Blondes who once again had to be helped,   got there 4th and 5th after stopping for some repayment to the fellas for helping them. That leaves the Globetrotters, the only team that made this show worth watching, finished their 31st leg last and they were eliminated.

See you next week with leg 9 – MTH

 

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161 Responses to The Real Housewives of New York City – Fireworks / The Amazing Race – We are whiny little bitches -S24E8

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It’s hump dayyyyy. 🙂 Thursday eve. So is #Bookgate done, kaput, kibashed, done? I hope you all have a great day.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi! See you after work!

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Happy Hump to you as well Powell. Rainy, dark and stormy here today and tonight. Could be a weather-chasing kind of day. That’s what my son and his friend want to do this summer.

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      Hello Powell! Please let bookgate be done and done! No more!!:)

  2. missusmc says:

    Hi, all! In light of this weeks (and previews for next week on New York) incident regarding grown women who don’t know how to keep their hands, drinks, and scepters to themselves, I think all the real housewives shows need to have a 2 inch rule: hands, drinks, and props must remain at least two inches from everyone else at all times. Seriously, I go to New York because they’re somewhat civil, and I see Ramona throwing a drink in Kristen’s face next week? I don’t care what you’re going through, or how pretty and blonde and your husband’s type the person you don’t like is, you don’t throw drinks. If you can’t keep your hands, drinks, and props to yourself, you should be off the show. I get that sometimes the offenders are wildly popular (Ramona, Carole, Teresa), but enough is enough. You get paid a decent wage, you get to travel the world, you need to act with more maturity than a toddler. In my mind, Kenya, Porsha, Ramona, Carole, Tamra, and Teresa should all be history. Actually, in my mind, all housewives should be history. Except Holla Heather, because she is perfection.

    • Sus says:

      I remember when MTV’s Real World had the no physical contact rule. If you broke it, you were gone as it should be.

      I’m sick of watching these ridiculous situations. I don’t want to watch this crap.

      • Remember how shocking it was in Seattle when that girl was leaving and that guy ran up to the taxi and slapped her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still shocked by that!!!

        • Boobah says:

          YES! I completely remember that! He was angry because she called him gay.

        • chismosa™ says:

          I LIVED for that !!!!

          That poor kooky girl. She had Lyme disease I believe and had symptoms

          For that guy to get so heated shows you something was UP
          I’ll never forget the really good seasons of RW!

        • LaineyLainey says:

          That was horrible!!! He was so proud of himself, ‘member?

          • I ‘member. I use to love that show… I think it was the little girl in Hawaii that drank so much…I can’t remember her name but that is when I didn’t enjoy it anymore…..I looke it up…Ruthie, she cleaned up so that is good!!

      • shamrockblonde says:

        MTV would not tolerate any form of physical contact – at all – that guy slapping the girl was really bad but MTV shut that down immediately –

        • MelTheHound says:

          The roommates were allowed to decide if he could stay. He stayed. With these shows, anyone that starts throwing hands should be network banned, permanently.

      • Limespider says:

        Here’s is Irene’s perspective on “The Bitch-Slap Heard Around the World” and reality tv manipulation in her own words in a piece on vulture.com in November 2013:

        http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/real-world-seattle-irene-slap-her-story.html

    • PJ says:

      I’m not sure Ramona is going to be wildly popular after this season she is coming off really badly this season. I’m kind of feeling bad for Mario and sympathizing with him for having to put up with Ramona, and understanding (not condoning) the reason he cheated.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Ramona is definitely acting different this season. Is it because she knows of Mario and his wandering off the ranch (so to speak) or did Mario wander off the ranch because of how Ramona is acting? Which came first – the egg or the chicken?

        And have any of you noticed how odd she walks? She looks like there’s something stuck in a place that would be rather uncomfortable. She tends to wobble a bit and I never noticed it before.

        • I was wondering if she was on antidepressants because she really has a belly this season and I know that can happen with the drugs and also can throw off how she is walking…..

        • chismosa™ says:

          I think he knew who he married. I can’t imagine her being wildly different years ago.
          He never says “oh I remember you when you weren’t as crazy” or something to that effect and he would totally share that.

          I find Mario unforgivable

          • PJ says:

            Sure he knew but imagine putting up with her for 22 years or however long it’s been, people get tired even her daughter can’t take it. This does not mean I condone his cheating.

    • Exit4 says:

      I don’t remember Carole throwing anything? But I didn’t see the previews.

      • missusmc says:

        She touched Aviva’s face during their argument on the stairs. I don’t think it’s a big deal, myself, but I lumped her in so I could justify my idea of firing Kenya because of her having the scepter in Porsha’s face. No one should touch anyone else in an aggressive manner, period. (That goes for creepy dads, too).

        • Exit4 says:

          That’s right! I forgot. It’s a tough call-if no one is truly hurt and bravo shares responsibility for it-how do you justify it? Ken touched Yolanda’s arm (and she went nuts over it) should he be fired? I never put my hands on anyone, because you never know how it will end! Although if someone did physically attack me-I’d fight back, I wouldn’t stand there.

          • missusmc says:

            I know it’s a really tough call. I think the face that they were on the stairs and Aviva could claim that her bad leg made her wobbly and she could have fallen is why I put her in the same category. And honestly, to be fair, I’d say Ken wouldn’t be allowed to shoot anymore, either. I think it’s the only way to prevent another ATL reunion incident. These women are paid way too much and given their 15 minutes of fame- they can come up with more creative ways to get their point across than to invade someone else’s space.

            Unless Heather does it, in which case I will defend her till the end, because again, I think she is perfection.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Nene was physical. Sheree was physical.
      I’m trying to think…. There must be more.

      • Beckygrey says:

        I guess everyone forgets a little show called RHONJ. I guess all of the fighting on there pales in comparison to what happened to the examples you have given. Oh wait then there is Tre who actually was physical with Andy. Joe vs Joe just vanishes…lol

  3. ladebra says:

    Be still my heart

    • ladebra says:

      Ooo my first post while on the treadmill. Yay!

      • Jan (TexasTart) says:

        WooHoo for being on the treadmill!
        I tried that on a treadmill, not so great at that particular multi-tasking. To read is okay, to comment, a loss of timing and coordination. I don’t chew gum… but save to say, I might not be good at walking while doing it. :-/

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        You can post on a treadmill? Well done…

        I can barely even manage to get a sip of water 🙂

        • ladebra says:

          I had it set to a leisurely pace… but I was on it ! (baby steps, literally hahaha)

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            There is this new treadmill at my gym that you can plug your I-phone into and watch music videos on the digital screen. I can’t wait to try it. 🙂

            A post today…tomorrow a thesis 🙂

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Good for you, healthy LaDebra!

    • HuskerHuny says:

      Hard to believe that those kind of places exist. Thank you so much for the mini travel guides.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Gorgeous and that’s a really good filter. Very chrome-y

  4. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    I’m laughing that “whiny little bitches” could apply to both shows….and alternately, scared I might be jinxed by laughing at the Depend references.

    Thank you MTH and Empress for the recaps!

  5. PJ says:

    Yawn, Aviv is crazy and boring all at the same time. I just don’t care about anything Aviv has to say. BTW no way was Aviv in any way being nice or complimentary to Carole on the beach when she pulled that book out and did the crazy I loved your book baloney. I know people are thinking Carole is obsessed about this but how unsettling would it be to have to constantly have that kind of crazy shoved in your in your face? No one else is being as attacked as Carole is this season and I don’t think anyone else would react any better. I think Aviv deliberately picked Carole as her target for this season and then completely blindsided Carole with all her lies. I say cut Carole some slack. Aviv is delusional and I have no idea what she hopes to get out of all this, but if it was Aviv’s goal to make herself extremely unlikeable then good job mission accomplished.

    Ramona is kind of a big B this year, other seasons she seemed to have redeeming qualities that made her fun, not so much this season.

    I’m kind of liking Luann this season and Kristen and Heather and Carole–just keep her away from the distasteful Aviv. I don’t know what to think about Sonja.

  6. Sus says:

    I’m finding it painful to watch Sonja. I thought Ramona was being a good friend to her. I’d like to know if these interns are getting college credit for hanging out with Sonja. If they are, I hope they are paying their own college tuition because I’d be pissed if I were paying and my kid was wasting their time with her.

    All Sonja does is spin. Nothing ever gets finished. The only thing I’ve ever heard of that she accomplished is that she married a man much older than her. And, is it really an accomplishment when it ends in divorce?

    All that time wasted over the toaster oven which was a stupid idea to begin with. I can’t imagine anyone paying her for that unrehearsed routine where she shakes her ass. She has a great figure for that but she looks ridiculous when she does it on stage without rehearsing.

    • PJ says:

      The toaster over was actually a good idea, I read that people are using the toaster oven a lot more and the microwave less. It’s just that Sonja is all ideas and no execution.

      • missusmc says:

        I’ve heard that toaster ovens are in, too. I think, as crazy as Ramona was last night, I couldn’t help but see Sonja’s delusions even more. I don’t know what’s going on with those two, but they seem to have some serious issues this season (and we all know about Mario, but I think Ramona not being in control, with Mario, and Avery leaving, is all making her spiral a little). Sonja is super thin and hyper and flighty, Ramona is lashing out on pretty much everyone around them, and it’s not entertainment. I think these shows should do what the Voice does, and have a rotating cast. Those two could have sat out a season and come back when they’re in a better place.

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        Hi PJ! Yes, I am now using my toaster oven to help me out twice a week. I literally just throw chicken, tomatoes and mushrooms and seasoning, bake and then broil a little and it’s delicious and easy! 🙂

      • Powell says:

        I thought what she actually should have done was develop her recipes for toaster ovens. Sonja said she cooked complete meals and fancy dinners in her toaster oven. That was the idea. Not the toaster oven. Esp since she didn’t have prototypes. Who the check does a photo shoot for pics to design the toaster oven before there is an actual toaster oven? That was just stupid.
        Sonja tells Ramona she has a house full of lawyers that stayed up all night. Sonja’s not making a dime to pay those lawyers. She’s just raking up fees that she’s going to have to pay. The lawyers don’t care. It do I take the lawyers and accountants this lo g to say Sonja this is how much you have, this is how much you owe, and Morgan isn’t paying you a damn dime so cut your losses so that you can pay your debts.

        • PJ says:

          Whoever thought they would buy a grill with a former boxers name on it but I’ve had two and loved them. I think this could have worked for Sonja especially if she included a cookbook with the toaster oven.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        YeH, toaster oven is in! My son said he’s gonna get one!

    • Donna says:

      I have a combination toaster oven/microwave oven,,, Love it

      • mm in oc says:

        I really wanted one of those ut they are so expensive.

        The market is saturated with bothlow and high cost toaster oven. With choices from hamilton beach, black and decker, cuisinart, etc, there’s no way I’d enterain the sexy J toaster oven.

        • Foxymel(Mel) says:

          Hi mm! I got the combo one from Hamilton Beach and I love it. I think it was around $50-70 on amazon. It is small but man, if you can fit the things you want, it delivers!! I use it mainly to toast but I can bake little things in there and it preheats faster than the oven and it has a convection option too. Broil, bake, convection and toast. 🙂

          • MM in OC says:

            that sounds awesome!! I’ve looked online but only found them for $150+. I haven’t had a microwave in two years. For the most part I don’t miss it, but there are other times when I don’t want to get dishes dirty to heat up leftovers!

      • PJ says:

        I want one.

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      Hi Sus, I think Ramona was trying to be a friend and when she knew it hurt Sonja, she apologized (several times). I think Sonja has too many things going on and when someone tries to give her tough love, she just can’t take. She’s in denial a little.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I think that one of Ramona’s biggest problems is that even though there is truth and sometimes good intentions about what she says, her delivery is just harsh and tackless.

        Which I find so odd because, she is also one of those personalities that you need to treat with kid gloves..or they become unhinged.

        • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

          Hi RR, I gave Ramona a lot of credit because usually she doesn’t care when she offends. So I thought for her to continue to make sure Sonja was ok, was big for her. Sonja was a biatch to Luann which Luann just let it slide. No wonder they have her as a part time since she’s not bringing so much drama. Haha

      • chismosa™ says:

        I agree Melita

        • Foxymel(Mel) says:

          Hey Chismosita!! I thought that Aviva was doing a good job with Carole until she brought that book out. Ugggggh Aviva wanted to show Carole that she has her little connections–didn’t like that.

  7. Trashy T says:

    I think Ramona even at this point knows something is up with Mario. That combined with Avery’s impending departure has made her very on edge and brittle. I felt her pain last night at Mario’s cheating remark. It was written all over her face. I agree that she was trying to be a good friend to Sonja who just doesn’t want to hear it.

    And I’ll take this opportunity to thank everyone for their blog, participation and keeping Lynn’s place going. Thank you!

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      So true about you can see it in Ramona’s face. Good to hear from you TrashyT! 🙂

  8. cusi77 says:

    Thanks for the Blogs Empresssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, you are so wise and witty!!!! Haa! Thnak you MTH!

    Happy Wednesday everyone!

    O/T

    Thank you everyone for responding about my Sofia.
    She has to be at the Hospital next Friday at 6:30 AM. She will stay overnight with mom and dad. The surgery will last aprox. 3 hours. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes!

  9. Barb (Just Wondering In Jersey) says:

    Empress and Jeff thank you for the recaps. You both have a way with words that tickles my fancy 😀

    You can’t be a good friend to Sonja (in her mind) unless you agree with everything she says. The woman is delusional. I just bet St.Tropez and Berlin want her doing her caburlesque act. Right, sure, you betcha and for you Powell, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. She’s right though, Ramona couldn’t handle a day in her life because Ramona is organized and is accustomed to finishing what she starts.

    I wonder if Ramona is, aside from the soon to be empty nest and wandering husband, in the throes of menopause. I hear tell that changes a person, usually for the worst.

    Aviva needs a straight jacket and a lengthy stay in a padded room. Don’t say negative things in front of the children but its OK to say STFU in front of them. OK. Best tighten that jacket. The crazy is getting loose.

    I feel for Heather and her son. I hope the surgery does restore his hearing. The kid’s been through enough already.

    Carole I’m sorry you were insulted by Aviva’s ghostwriter story but its time to move on. Go write another book and prove her wrong; just do something other than drag the story out forever.

    Luann, I got nothing yet.

    How can Kristen and Brandi be friends? Must be the opposites attract theory.

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Great post, Barb! And I hear you about opposites attract….I am so skeptical. You see, I decided that I didn’t like Kristen before I saw her on TV – based on her so-called friendship with Brandi. But she hasn’t shown us something on screen thus far that makes her a bad person. But neither did Brandi in her first season and everyone seemingly liked the breath of fresh air.

      Is Kristen a REAL breath of fresh air or is it the season one light-hearted-deer-in-headlights, as has fooled us before revealing their inner bitch?! I’m still skeptical!

      • Barb (just wondering in Jersey) says:

        What’s the saying? Once bitten, twice shy? Season 2 will help us figure out whether she is nice or really a bitch. Time will tell.

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        Hi TT! I am not crazy over Kristen because of her connection too. I’ve got to see more than one season with her.

  10. Barb (Just Wondering In Jersey) says:

    One other thing. Today is DesignernailsDiana’s doctor’s appointment. Lets all send positive thoughts to her.

  11. Foxymel11(Mel) says:

    Good afternoon everyone! I hope everyone’s having a great day! Thank you for the great blogs!

    NY episode wasn’t too bad. I like watching all the parties and the mingling. I thought Kristen was securing her spot by inserting herself into the drama with Ramona. Aviva is a little bat shit crazy, but I’d take her over Brandi any day. Carole needs to move on about book gate, and continue to live her fabulous life. For some reason especially since they added Kristen and demoted Luann, I get the impression that they’re trying to phase out Ramona, Sonja and Luann??

    Sonja is a little sensitive and I can understand because of everything she has to deal with, but she comes out looking a little delusional when she says that “people” are asking her to perform in Berlin and France. Come on.

    • Exit4 says:

      If take Brandi because you can shut her down. Aviva just keeps it up. And aviva is smart-with an acid tongue. Aviva also doesn’t care about friendship or anything else-Brandi does, she’s somewhat controllable.

      But if I had a real choice-I’d choose neither!

  12. Empress…you are so right! We can find NOTHING unpleasant to say about Heather today! Also, she has an AMAZING body! Somehow, she does not look as good in clothes as she does in that bikini. I think because she is more of an athletic build and doesn’t have a narrow waist, we just don’t see how hot she truly looks! Love her hubby and her kids. Hoping all turned out well for her son’s surgery (gonna check her blog to see!). Little guy deserves a break!

  13. Butters'Mom says:

    Great recaps as always. I just feel sorry for Sonja I said it before she is very Grey Gardens with that house of hers and throw in a touch of Miss Haversham. Her ADD or whatever is keeping her from accomplishing anything and leading to her own ruin. Something is definately going on with Ramona. But I give it to her…her apology to Sonja was real. Whenever Ramona realizes she did/said something truely hurtful she does apologize and means it. I do like Heather but Carol is starting to get on my last nerve. She has second season syndrome. I hate to admit it but I am likeing LuMann. Oh gosh whats to become of me??? Still not ready to call it on Kristen yet…. Adiva just has to go. Hated her last year and hate her this year. Tired of hearing about her stupid leg. I get it it was traumatic but we’ve all had traumas in our lives. It’s no excuse to be such a beeotch. And bookgate is just so stupid. …JUST GO TO SLEEP.

    • chismosa™ says:

      I agree on Ramona.
      And how hypocritical of LEG to go visit and make an episode of visiting the farm and her old friend from the accident when her disgusting chiclets father sued them for money???
      She’s got to go …. I concur.

  14. HuskerHuny says:

    My grandbaby turned two weeks old yesterday. My nephew’s wife gave birth to their third child (first girl) yesterday. Two baby girls in two weeks in my family. We are blessed.

  15. shamrockblonde says:

    thanks for the blogs Empress and Jeff!

    as for TAR – as soon as he made the comment about Uturning a 60 yr old man I thought, “oohh Jeff will not be happy with that at all!” you are absolutely right about the blondes – they are not kicking anyone’s ass – not even their own! – Brendan – what a dope – he gets on my nerves sooo much….way more than Rachel and that is saying something! I still want the grannimals gone, but if the blondes go I won’t miss them – wish flight time and big easy could have stayed and of course, I am team cowboys!! O/T – you know that Toyota commercial? the one with the muppets? they take a family to see “Old Faithful” and the one muppet stands next to Grandpa – he’s red and kind of looks and sounds like a grown up version of Elmo – he says “lets go places!” it reminds me so much of the granimals –

    I was watching Ink Master last night and was switching back and forth between that and the ladies of NY – Ramona is a very structured person – she likes things very organized – everything in its place, kind of thing – so between Avery leaving and her husband wandering, her structure is not so stable – Sonja is stuck in time – she has no clue how to leave a single life – one that requires her to support herself – she is a smart woman, she just has no idea how to execute her ideas – and she hates being alone – hates it –

    I am enjoying Heather this season and I pray that her son will be well – it was very touching to watch that portion of the show – that was real – and probably the only thing that was real –

    as I have said, I have no real connection with Carole – she does seem a bit more obsessed about how she is perceived this season, but I’m not sure why – Aviva is just a crazy woman with more issues than I can count – seriously? cursing in front of children? I didn’t see that part – read about it here –

    • MelTheHound says:

      His first season, he was the cancer survivor.. I’ll never trash anyone for talking about surviving that f*cking disease. I might be jealous hearing about it but not trash them. However, at 60, my mother was working full time and refurbishing houses on the weekends and this piss-ant is complaining about his 60yo self being uturned in a game. Give me a break….

  16. lillybee says:

    For someone who called out Ramona and Sonja for their drinking last season, Aviva seems to be knocking the wine back with the best of them.

  17. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Aviva is crazy as hell…and not fun crazy-annoying crazy! Kristen had patience with her but I would have left! Aviva kept talking over her and saying the same thing over and over. And the whole STFU thing? What the hell was that? Who says that in the middle of a KIDS place? What a loon!!!
    I think Ramona is going a little crazy too-again not fun crazy and Ramona was always kind of fun crazy-now she’s just nuts!!

    • MelTheHound says:

      Who says that in the middle of a KIDS place?
      Stumpy does..

    • chismosa™ says:

      Agree Ashy I saw that on the first look and it’s just beyond. Aviva is BEEE🐝🐝🐝
      YOND

    • Powell says:

      JNNTJ when Leg told Kristen to STFU I was waiting for Kristen to grab her baby and get the check out of there. That’s one thing I don’t like about these HWs. In real life you wouldn’t sit there and take it. You’d get up and walk out.
      Ramona has the Camille Grammar Syndrome.

  18. BB says:

    Today is Nancy’s birthday. I miss her and think of her often.

  19. Exit4 says:

    I think Carole is sensitive for 2 reasons. One-in her career as a journalist and writing books, what you put out there is an extension of you. And to have someone question your work and to imply it isn’t your own is very offensive. I hate to bring up the infamous blog wars, but it fits in this case. Housewives blogs may not be curing cancer-but they are a labor of love for the person who writes them. They take time out of their own lives for other people’s enjoyment and when the blogs get attacked-it’s taken as a personal attack. Carole’s comment about aviva never working, that she turned into an attack on SAHM’s, maybe came out wrong-but I got it. I’ve done both.

    The second reason is Andy asked her forever to do this show and she always said no. Probably because the people she usually associates with would look at her being on a show like this as a negative thing. Eventually, she gave in I guess to promote her book. I also think she looked at it as sonlme kind of sociological experiment-and I guarantee someday there will be a book about it! Lol. Now her worst fear is coming true, that she’s being made to look bad by a crazy person and she can’t stop it or control it.

    Aviva is just plain awful. No other words. Sonja still makes me sad. Her blog was a hot mess of delusion. Kristen is a good addition. I’ve always kinda loved Luann. Still do. Heather is awesome (told ya so last season! Lol) and Ramona. Oh Ramona. Never liked her much. I know it’s probably tough with her daughter leaving and Mario cheating, but she’s always been nasty so it’s not really an excuse!

    Kristen and the doll with the eyes was hysterical! And avivas righteous indignation even more so.

    • Powell says:

      Hey Exit. I totally agree about Carole’s feelings and her career. She had every right to defend it and try to set Leg straight. LOL I swear I didn’t write that w/a purposeful meaning (set Leg straight) :). I digress. But it’s enough. No more #Bookgate because Leg just doesn’t get it and because she doesn’t get it they are drawing it out epi after epi and it’s tiring. It’s Summertime in NYC and I want to see them have fun in NYC, the Hamptons and wherever else they may travel.
      I like Kristen. I like that she sat back the first two epis to peruse the landscape to come to her own decisions about this group she was joining. Also she’s not afraid of Leg and Crazy Eyes. 🙂
      Exit I started like Heather last season when they went away to St Barts. She loosened up and showed she’s a fun girl, not so serious. Does anyone know how her lawsuit against Sarah(Spanx) is going?

    • chismosa™ says:

      Good points about Carole. Sonja was asked also for seasons to join and then gave in.

      Yes you HOLLA HEATHER people were all correct last season. Definitely !

      I agree there’s no excuse for Mario. He knew who he married so STFU. be a man and just get a divorce. A$$hole.

      Love kristen, as always

    • PJ says:

      I think Viv went after Carole on purpose, it was a plan. Carole was blindsided and thrown by it. I don’t blame Carole at all.

  20. Powell says:

    Husker congrats on the 2nd baby in your family and Happy two Week Birthday to Tesla. It’s very sweet that they will grow up together. 🙂

  21. chismosa™ says:

    SSL sorry so long

    I am noticing what many of you had said about Ramona. That on the show, summer 2013 – right before she finds Mario with the see you next Tuesday ? –> she looked kind of fuller in the face
    I’m not sure about her body overall being fuller because she hasn’t been traipsing around in a bikini or monokini yet. 
    I know she’s a bit off right now but I’ll cut her a bit of slack because she has to listen to Sonja (who i don’t hate) – talk on and on in her airy ways. I usually can’t deal with airy people like that so for poor Ramona to listen to her on and on about stuff when deep down Ramona has this stuff going on with mario (she’s probably learning right now on the show, early summer, right?), plus her only child her daughter going away, and I don’t know – menopause too? (I don’t know much about menopause bc I come from a family where women never had symptoms of it but have heard of course of how it goes). So maybe she’s got that. 
    And to listen to the nonsense of the other girls can be annoying. She’s the anchor of this franchise since she’s the OG. So she’s got to hold it together. 

    Oh I noticed the walk too. Ramona does have a funny walk. Is she bow legged? My friends always point out how bowlegged Bethenny is with her walk, as I hadn’t noticed. It could be similar.


    I’m noticing they’re jumping around so much. 
    Heathers birthday was April/late march. 
    Now it’s July 4th??? That’s pretty quick no?? 
    Nothing for Luann’s or Kristen’s birthdays. I have to look up the Coney Island mermaid thingy


    Kristen I love love love. I love her makeup, all her clothes, everything. She puts up her looks on a site so you can look it up. She’s tweeted me back a few times so i love her. 
    She can handle all those idiots! Love it. And not with the crass of her old friend trash Brandi. She can have a tete-a-tete completely rationally. She handles them all with ease. Knockout 


    Heather I teared up for. I can’t imagine. I don’t know, I don’t have kids and I have very very close friends with young kids who have major health issues/congenital, etc- and I’m always very very sensitive to them. I don’t know if it was editing or what but Carole needs to be more sensitive to her BF. Sorry, and I say that as a non-mother to humans. I don’t even talk about my garbage to my friends going through stuff. 

    That + carole’s assistant’s lovely old tweets coming out. Along with the fact that she was holding Aviva’s face on the stairs >>>not sure how I feel about her. As long as she’s slowed on the indica consumption this season and is more lively I’m ok with her. 
    Her touching LEG™s face is the same thing Kenya did to nene but naturally Kenya gets called on it. 🙄 
    😑


    I never realized how close to the water Ramona was – (that is like a marsh type area, not direct beach) – but that house must be like so expensive!!! Amazing! 
    Heathers home on the water I just die. Die die die. 


    The clambake looked awesome. Fantastic idea. 


    Oh and Aviva’s psychopathy was simply made even clearer by her words to Carole of praise that ended their “talk”. 
    Notice every.word.she.was.saying was exactly what SHE WANTED TO HEAR FROM CAROLE. so she’s playing her little mindfu€king games. 
    You don’t fool anyone LEG👢. Walking around with that purse slung over your shoulder when you NEVER have a purse on you on the show- and on the beach, just so you can pull out the galley (SUPER SNEAKY btw of her to get that///BEYOND! THOSE ARE NOT RELEASED TO just anyone!) to present your case to Carole. Very Danielle Staub. so Bravo 👏👏👏👏👏
    You just made clearer your sociopathy. 
    I was hoping she’d fall because it looked very difficult of her to walk on the beach. She was wobbly, like her brain stem. She’s a psychotic B. 💊💊💉💉💉


    Ok 
    #teamKristen
    #teamKenya
    Ride or die 🚙🔫

    – and sorry to the newcomer from Australia I do call names to these ridiculous reality people and i don’t think it shows anything less about my education and I don’t care. Ha ! 
    No offense to you intended ❤

    • chismosa™ says:

      Coney Island drag queens >>>>>June 23rd

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Felicia you know I love Ramona but she is being bitchy and more weird than usual! Did you read her blog? She blamed her behavior on the heat and the sun…girl please! She was rude to my new BFF Kristen-but Kristen handled her well…Aviva is the most frustrating HW-I wish she would STFU and let someone else have a turn talking-she drives me crazy when she says the same crap over and over and then whoever she is talking to just gives up…I wouldn’t give up I would tell her to SHUT THE EFF UP!!!

        • chismosa™ says:

          Yeah until Bravo gets with the times and invests in an app I don’t go to blogs.
          I’d have to go to the computer ….. 😴
          Ain’t nobody got time for dat

          Well whatever. I don’t know what to say. She may not want to discuss this stuff going on? At home? I don’t know. I’m sure by reunion all will be fine because Ramona does hang with MY — BFF (I CALLED HER FIRST, thanks, nice try)—-> and Heather. They are all cool now.
          I’m sure RaRa will apologize and actually mean it and not in a psychotic passive aggressive / ultimate game play way. Like LEG does.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          I thought I was going to hate Kristen because of her friendship with Brandi, but so far…I really, really like her.

          • missusmc says:

            My love of Kristen has actualy softened my stance on Brandi a little. Brandi can’t be all that bad, if kristen likes her, right?

    • PJ says:

      Carole touched Vivian’s face I don’t think it’s a big deal and can’t believe people are making such a big deal about it.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Kenya waved a “wand” (scepter) in Porsha’s face and people were up in arms…imagine if Kenya had touched Porsha’s face. Imagine. No, shhh, imagine….

        Hi PJ! But seriously, the oldest of the sisters kin our family of 6 would send all of her younger sibs over the edge by gently touching our faces. Light as a feather…we would go nuts. She would die laughing. LOL. Ahhh…good times.

        • PJ says:

          Lol girls are funny and cute and dramatic, gotta love them. I don’t watch Atlanta so I’m not familiar with wand waving–but seriously who besides a six year old girl has one. I think Vivs is very fortunate that she hasn’t gotten slapped across the face yet, oh dear that would be wrong wouldn’t it.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Hahahaha! Yes, PJ most assuredly…that would be wrong. But you are so right, after what happened with RHOA, Aviva should be thanking her lucky stars that no one has gotten physical with her. But remember they showed a Leg in the previews…so something Will happen.

      • missusmc says:

        No one made a big deal about it, I don’t think. In fact, I specifically said i didn’t think it was a big deal. However, I also said you have to draw a line to prevent what happened at the Atlanta reunion. Kenya wasn’t innocent by any means, but technically she didn’t touch Porsha. What she did was wrong, and to avoid something like that from happening in the future, they need to instill a “stay in your own personal space” clause in the contract.

        • PJ says:

          For that matter they should make a no certifiable loonies clause but then too many cast members would be gone.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Seriously, it would be a ghost town.

          • missusmc says:

            They would have to combine cities.it would be Heather T, some of the DC ladies (who obviously weren’t interesting enough for me to remember, therefore I know they were normal), and Tammy Knickerbocker from early OC years. They would have to go back to former housewives because there aren’t enough current sane housewives.

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Chismosa, your supposed to put SSL at the end, no?! haha!
      “She was wobbly, like her brain stem.” ROTFL!

      So how is it I keep seeing the touching the face reference in regards to Carole/Aviva (which was episodes ago) and not Ramona doing that to Kristen last night? I would NOT tolerate that! These women need to get some manners stat!

    • Cristina (djprincessc) says:

      Chismosa, Kristen had me when she said she obsessed with Elvis. lol

  22. Orson says:

    I don’t understand what Adiva was doing with a copy of Carole’s galley. She didn’t edit or typeset (or whatever they call it nowadays) or proofread the book. If I were Carole, I’d have someone, maybe her agent, ask some questions. And she should go looking for another publisher for her next book.

    • chismosa™ says:

      I gave galleys / ARCs away ALL the time to friends. I’m just saying she was deceptive in her way of getting it. She clearly knows Carole but went beyond her to get one. Shady.net

    • missusmc says:

      My guess is a producer gave It to her. Much like season 1 of New Jersey. These shows are totally recycled.

    • Sam says:

      Galley copies can also be provided for promotional purposes, particularly to reviewers and booksellers so that they will be able to say good things about the book as soon as or shortly before it is available to the public. Given the way Aviva held up the book, I suspect someone at Bravo got it from the publisher by saying it would be promoted via the show, and Aviva was given the job of doing the promoting–in the most conflict-laden way possible. And of course, since it’s Bravo we’re talking about, they wouldn’t have told Carol this is coming, because a blindside is a great way to amp up the drama.

  23. LaineyLainey…….LaineyLainey……………..hey, hey, hey, LaineyLainey………………..LAINEYLAINEY…

  24. meneseela says:

    Aviva takes her job seriously. She is the Kenya of RHNY. After reviewing the list of her opponents, the producers selected for Aviva to go after the group’s least combative member – Carole.
    The longer Bookgate continues the more points Aviva scores. All Aviva had to do was twist the knife where it hurts Carole the most and “voila!” Leg has a season long feud.

  25. NorthEastLurker says:

    Good evening all! Just popped in to see if there were any updates from/about DND but didn’t see anything posted. Has anyone heard from her? Keeping prayers and good thoughts headed her way but am keeping my fingers crossed that she may have gotten good news today during her Dr. visit today….

  26. chismosa™ says:

    Quiet evening here !

    Everyone heard Julie Andrews is going to be on WWH next week. With Adele Dazeem?
    That should be fun. Andy’s face won’t stop grinning all night I’m sure.

    Cristina —-> sorry I’ve meant to email you back. Crazy couple of days right after holiday. Will talk soon xxoo
    Hope you’re well 👭

  27. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    The Voice signed on Gwen Stefani for the next season! Yippee! They ought to replace some of the others while their at it.

    • Cristina (djprincessc) says:

      This will be my first season watching The Voice! I love Gwen Stefani! ❤

      • chismosa™ says:

        I hate singing shows but between her and Pharell I may try.
        Is the arrogant Levine still on though?

  28. MelTheHound says:

    Continue here for a little while this morning, Survivor is going to be a little late….

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Thank you, MTH. My computer is in a ‘bad place’… I’m glad it’s not my post day! Going to get a memory upgrade and…..fingers crossed!

      I hope everyone finds something that makes them happy in their day!

      Thoughts to Diana…..let us know how you’re doing.

      I’ve thought of T-Rex on several occasions…visualizing you Ring That Bell!

  29. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone and MTH. It’s Friday eve. It’s breezy this morning but I think it will warm up a teeny tiny bit. I hope you’re having great weather in your neck of the woods. I hope you all have a great day.

  30. ladebra says:

    Friday eve! Hope everyone has a great Spring day! Powell and SJP thank you for reminding me about Orphan Black, really am liking that show. Allison is my favorite 🙂

    • Powell says:

      Morning Ladebra. I’m so glad SJP mentioned OB. I saw a commercial on BBCA but then forgot about it. It is so darn good. Thks goodness it wasn’t too hard to understand what it was about. I started watching mid way and I asked SJP to explain the multiples then I got it.

  31. Powell says:

    Did y’all watch Alex’s vlog? She spent Easter w/JZ I’m the Hamptons. HA! Too funny. Alex made a lot of great points about ATL reunion. As we’ve all said production knew and encouraged Kenya bringing her props. Alex said production probably took the batteries out of her megaphone to basically add to the drama. Also security checks them to make sure they don’t have their phones so they can’t tweet, take pics and production probably placed Kenya’s props. Someone commented to Alex that Andy and Bravo say they don’t condone violence but they sure kept showing the fight for their promo commercials.
    Alex was funny when she said Leg is a good replacement for Kelly but Carole is not a good replacement for Bethenny. Alex cracked me up when she said Tamra needs to pick a new line when she said Heather is up here and the rest of them are down there. I always enjoy Alex’s vlog.

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Thanks to Ice for the vlog link and the summary by Powell!
      I quit trying with her videos because of the sound quality. Which Is easily managed inexpensively…maybe she did remedy the echo chamber, IDK.

      • Powell says:

        It didn’t sound too echoey but the video kept stalling but I was watching on my kindle so it could be that. IDK.

        • Barb (Just Wondering In Jersey) says:

          Morning Powell. I tried watching the vlog on my kindle last night and it kept stalling as well. I just watched it on my desk top and there were no problems at all.

      • chismosa™ says:

        I agree on the sound and Powell thank you for the summary!

        I totes agree.

        But wait- is Alex “friends” with JZ or friends friends !?????
        That’s disturbing.

        And wait – Jill would have been spending the end of Passover I thought – so why would she hang with Alex ?
        Ugh I may have to watch the video.

        ‘Let’s go to the Videotape’

  32. Powell says:

    Guess what I watched last night? Salem. It’s good. I don’t know when it started and I said I wanted to watch.

    • ladebra says:

      I think last night was the first show P. Darn, I forgot to watch 😦 but I’m setting the DVR now for next week!

    • chismosa™ says:

      Powell I’m loving SOUTHERN CHARM!

      Just wanted you to know. LOL

      Love the men.

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