Real Housewives of New York City “Double Down on Delusion” / The Shahs of Sunset – A Tale of Two Parties

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Real Housewives of New York City

“Double Down on Delusion” – S7E6

by Stars99

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Remember Last Week…

Sonja unsuccessfully tries to explain to Bethenny that she is a “Luxury Fashion Lifestyle Brand” which meant absolutely nothing to Bethenny. So Bethenny whipped out her handy dandy Rosetta Stone to help translate fuzzy delusional thinking into succinct concepts and concluded Sonja must have meant “Accessible Luxury.” Bethenny’s reward was to receive an engraved invitation to Sonja’s 3-Ring Circus of a business presentation. This only demonstrated that any clown can cut and paste pictures onto poster board and call it a business plan for a fashion collection. The other girls were jelly that Bethenny was invited and they weren’t because after all – They have been NOTHING but supportive of Sonja, no? At the conclusion of the presentation, Sonja finally had something to toast – It just wasn’t in one of her toaster ovens.

After telling the entire world (except LuAnn) that she was dating LuAnn’s niece’s ex-boyfriend – Carole finally comes clean and tells LuAnn. LuAnn’s niece is understandably upset and probably a little creeped out – But our pretty, pretty princess Carole told us that she just doesn’t care. Evidently, she only cares when someone isn’t invited to a birthday party – After all, this cougar can’t be expected to care that she’s boinking a friend’s employee who is also their close family friend, can she?

Dorinda threw a cocktail party and her “boyfriend” (and I use the term loosely) also known as “What’s His Name” (John) decided to make a human sandwich out of Sonja and Kristen as they sensuously rubbed their body parts together. The entire world collectively shivered in repulsion and reached for the eye-bleach. There are just some things you can’t unsee. We also find out that Sonja wants to take Ramona on a birthday trip to Atlantic City since it’s Ramona’s first birthday without Mario. It’s Turtle Time!

 

This Week…

Sonja pretends that she painstakingly planned out every detail for Ramona’s Atlantic City birthday bash. I mean it must have her taken months and months and cost her a lot of money. Oh wait… This is a Bravo-sponsored trip and will undoubtedly come with all kinds of Production twists and turns.

Heather, Ramona, Kristen, and Dorinda were told to arrive at Sonja’s house at 10:30 AM.  At 10:38 AM we hear Heather, Kristen and Dorinda complain as one of Sonja’s mighty interns summarily banishes them from her house because as Heather puts it, “Lady Morgan is packing and doesn’t want to be disturbed.” Wait… Why is she still packing? She has like 14 interns doesn’t she? Anyhoo… Bravo is giving us actual time prompts to make a point. Let’s see what point they’re trying to make, shall we?

The girls got to freeze their collective dupas off as they waited outside in the cold under some scaffolding.  Fortunately, they were serenaded by soothing sounds of jackhammers and other construction equipment that drilled on their very last nerve. Since it was her birthday, Ramona was allowed access to Lady Morgan’s bathroom but quickly had to return outside with the rest of the “Ladies in Waiting.” Literally… Lol…

At 11:28 AM, after waiting outside for almost an hour while Lady Morgan putzed around her almost-a-real-townhouse, the limo shows up and our rain-drenched friends pile into the limo griping the whole time. At 11:33 AM, a flustered Bethenny shows up and gets in and immediately apologizes for being late. Although Bethenny is immediately forgiven, they tell her they were told that she wasn’t going to arrive until 12:15 and that they would all just have to wait outside in the rain for her.

Heather-car

At 11:42 AM, Sonja gets into the limo and immediately starts getting pummeled for her bad manners. Heather and Kristen rightfully call out Sonja on making them wait outside which is especially egregious on such a rainy day – Although it would have been helpful if they weren’t loudly screeching and whining at her. I kinda think Production just wanted to piss them off… Or perhaps Sonja didn’t want cameras inside her home – Who knows? We’ve seen instances where housewives are caused to be late just to create drama.

Sonja-car

So everyone is acting all offended about everything. Sonja gives everyone a cold shoulder and tries to pretend that she didn’t know they were physically waiting outside in the cold. She said she thought they were waiting in the limo as if that would have made things better. One moment she said that she arranged for the limo and the next moment she said that the limo being late was not her fault. Her story also kind of weakened when she sent the birthday girl back out into the cold after using her bathroom. Oh, and then she tried to blame it on her dogs who could run out into the street – As if her front door is never opened.

As a result of Heather being cranky about this situation, we learn from her that she once brought a very drunk Sonja home, carried her upstairs and safely tucked her into bed. Heather tells Sonja in no uncertain terms that friends do not make friends wait outside and she heard loud and clear that she was not welcome in Sonja’s home… Therefore, they are no longer friends. And Heather says she will never set foot in Sonja’s home. Ever.

Ramona-i can't

We already all have headaches from watching all the screaming thus far and Ramona is no different. She starts yelling, “Stop… STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP! I can’t… I can’t… I can’t!” Ramona tells them she wants to relax and de-stress so they all need to shut the heck up. Then Sonja and Heather start going after each other again with each one talking over the other. Bethenny wants Sonja to apologize to them and even walks her through a perfectly lame apology – You know the kind that starts with an “If” qualifier… But everyone is too busy talking amongst themselves to hear Sonja’s apology. Bethenny says, “I grow tired.” And Sonja immediately responds, “I grow MORE tired.” Bethenny laughingly gasps and may have spit out a bit of her beverage.

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Bethenny tries to clue in the ever delusional Sonja that she’s all smoke and no barbecue. Bethenny likes Sonja and thinks she’s sweet but thinks she can’t get out of her own way. In her talking head (TH) Bethenny repeats in a sing-songy way, “Smokey eye… Updo… And Gstaad”… (Oh my)… “Smokey eye… Updo… And Gstaad… (Oh my)… “Smokey eye… Updo… And Gstaad… (Oh my)… I added the “Oh mys” because it sounded reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz and the whole, “Lions and tigers and bears – Oh my!” Well, there are certainly some witches flying around at the moment – And I bet we’ll see a flying monkey or two before the night’s out…lol.

Bethenny tries to drive home her point to Sonja about how irritating her constant name dropping and bragging about being a world traveler/jet setter sounds to everyone around her. She tells Sonja that it makes her come off as pretentious. Sonja suddenly thinks she understands and utterly cluelessly says, “Cuz they don’t live the life…” Okay, Captain Miss the Point Completely… You might want to think again…

After driving for a while Bethenny announces that she HAS to go to the bathroom right then and there – So the driver was directed to stop. Bethenny must still be going with the “homeless” storyline because she quite literally doesn’t have a pot to piss in. I am not going into everything that transpired because it irritates me that we again had to see old footage of her peeing into a bucket in her wedding dress.  It’s going to take me another few years to get that visual out of my brain – Thanks, Bravo. It’s unsettling and insulting to me that Bravo thinks this is entertainment.

They arrive in Atlantic City and the limo prisoners almost kiss Borgata’s driveway. They are told they have reserved two 2-bedroom suites and some additional single rooms. Bethenny does not want to room with anyone and is willing to stay in the broom closet in order to make that happen.

In the “High Roller Suite” it seems like Ramona, Sonja and Dorinda will room together. It also seems that Carole and LuAnn (And maybe Heather – But it was a little confusing) will be staying together in the “Penthouse Suite.” I guess LuAnn and Carole really have made up, no? There’s a big honkin’ spread of food – and Heather said, “Wow, Bethenny goes all out.” I thought Sonja had arranged for the rooms – Perhaps Bethenny made sure there was food upon their arrival? I wasn’t clear about it… My head is still pounding from the limo ride so I may have missed something…

Ramona is looking forward to having fun. I’m not sure she remembers who’s on this vacation with her. Kristen arrives making a fashion statement by wearing two different “Manolos”… A bright green shoe and a blue shoe. I kind of love it! Ramona looks sparkly and great as usual – I really think most of the women look especially good this season. Sonja walks in wearing a silver sequined dress… But it was Carole’s playboy-reminiscent bunny ears that had me laffin’ my fool head off. It was hilariously fun in an odd way. If only she walked in and said, “What’s Up, Doc?” She would have gotten a season-long pass from me by using a gratuitous Bugs Bunny reference. Oh well…I guess it’s wabbit season!

Heather-bring it

The women are all waiting for everyone to arrive. Heather walks in 51 minutes late according to Bethenny. Bethenny enjoyed pointing out that fact to Heather a little too much. She said they were supposed to meet at 8:00 PM and that Heather was almost an hour late just like Bethenny was earlier that day. Heather is more than happy to start things up again but wisely everyone just wanted to go and get some dinner. People are nervous because Sonja has already started drinking…

As they’re sitting at dinner, Bethenny, who can’t seem to let it go – Says that she was late but that Heather and some of the others have also been late. She tenderly suggests that everyone get the chopstick out of their dupa about it. You first, Bethenny… You first…

Bethenny has a side conversation with Sonja about how everyone seems to try to make cutting digs at each other at their every opportunity. LuAnn announces that Carole has encouraged LuAnn to get hair extensions… Bethenny disagrees and says that short hair is more European – And Carole quickly says that LuAnn is not European that she’s from Connecticut. Carole tries to convince us in her TH that it wasn’t a dig at LuAnn because being from America is so much better… lol… It’s all about spin… And Carole knows all about spin.

Shhh Sonja

Sonja tries to make a point with Bethenny about the digs she’s experienced from the group. She brings up her own situation for the umpteenth time and about how she’s been in PR all of her life. In essence, Bethenny tells her to stop Gstaading…  Sonya tells Bethenny that she just took a shot at her. Bethenny said in her TH that if Sonja was a Super Hero – She would be “The Repeater.” She implores Sonja to taka break or a Xanax or something. For some reason, Sonja implies that Bethenny said Sonja didn’t have a legitimate business. Now, I’m not sure if there was additional footage that was creatively edited out or what… But it really doesn’t matter, does it?  We’re left with a holy cow drunk Sonja and a Bethenny who is fed up with her already… lol.

Sonja dissolves into tears because it’s her party and she’ll cry if she wants to… Oh wait… It’s NOT Sonja’s party? Bethenny falls over herself trying to compliment Sonja about how amazing she is – Yadda, yadda, yadda… But Sonja feels beaten up by everyone. Drunk Sonja goes off on a drunken rant about how she’s “An Artist” and that she promotes people. Wait… I thought you were a producer? A fashion designer? A model? A toaster oven designer? A soccer team owner? A philanthropist? An author? An entrepreneur? An event planner…etc.? Bethenny thinks she just needs a stun gun to sit crying Sonja’s ass down. Bethenny is sorry she upset Sonja and asks what she can do at this point. LuAnn says you can’t reason with Sonja when she’s in this state of mind. Dorinda thinks everyone is a pack of wolves… She said that if it had happened to her that she would have shut that crap down. I’m sure we’ll see… I’m rubbing my greedy lil hands together in anticipation…

At a very awkward point of time, LuAnn bursts out that she thinks Ramona has become a much more interesting person since she separated from Mario. Wow. LuAnn tries to nervously laugh it off – But the damage is already done. Ramona tries not to take offence but it’s kind of hard not to since LuAnn just all but said she thought up to this point that she was boring. Boy, LuAnn can really be a gift that just keeps on giving, no? Happy Birthday, Ramona! Don’t you feel so good about yourself now?

OMG – They need a venue change – STAT! The women take their “casino” into the casino… I dunno… Is that even legal? I mean, what is it called when you’re in a casino and you cause a casino? Oh, I guess it’s just another Friday night for these guys…

R and S Yay

Ramona and Sonja go off together to play blackjack. They’re all giggles and smiles and “Wooo hooos” because they’re winning! It’s so perfect for the birthday girl to be winning. Gosh, you’d almost think it’s rigged or something… I mean… You know – If you were cynical… Which I’m not. Obviously…

Bethenny goes off by herself because wants to lose both herself and her money. She must succeed because she’s on a huge losing streak. Kristen comes over to Bethenny’s table and thinks it’s kismet since Bethenny is sitting next to a guy who is wearing an Elvis Presley hat. Remember Kristen’s unfading love for all things Elvis? He and Kristen bond for life over his trip last summer to Graceland. Bethenny is just happy that Kristen is talking to him and not to her. I think Bethenny wants to put herself in a time-out but alas her punishment is that LuAnn, Heather and ultimately Carole also join her at the table. Even though she’s losing, Bethenny thinks gambling is much more fun than dinner.

Carole bunny ears and t-shirt

Carole is now wearing a tuxedo boobie shirt to go with her bunny ears. I really like this side of Carole that doesn’t take herself too seriously. Everyone can hear Sonya and Ramona’s hooting and hollering from across the casino. They come over and Ramona tells them that she won 3 blackjacks in a row.… Ramona and Sonja head to the dance floor to ring in Ramona’s birthday in style… Kristen is reticent to leave because she is on a winning streak – She won $550 which should just about cover the new boots she wants…

Ramona dancing

Everyone ends up dancing and having way too much fun for words. Kristen thinks Ramona dances like Elaine from Seinfeld but she wouldn’t tell her that to her face. She’ll just talk about her behind her back. We all know she’s perfectly aware she just said it publically. I mean why slam the birthday girl privately when you can do it on national TV?

According to LuAnn, on nights like this – You always know that sometime during the evening that Sonja is going to try to make out with you. Fortunately, LuAnn is taller than Sonja her attempt kind of misses. I just have to laugh… Well, at least until I see that Sonja is dancing on a platform and that she invariably flashes her lady bits around for the whole world to see… LuAnn actually says, “How did I get the job as the snatch guard?” You just can’t write them better than that… lol.

LuAnn as snatch

Rut roh… Sonja is sitting and talking with Bethenny again. Sonja is in her usual repeat mode and Bethenny says that Sonja is fully like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Sonja tries to talk to Bethenny once again about being a PR person who likes to promote people. Bethenny runs for her life. She may have hitched a ride with a flying monkey… I’m not sure.

Okay, it’s time for that 90 second fake out in between commercials… Carole is lying on a couch while having her makeup applied and LuAnn asks her if that’s a hickey on her neck. Carole says that it’s just a curling iron burn. However, Carole does divulge how much she loves hickeys and thinks they’re underrated. She says she has to beg for them. So we’re now supposed to believe that’s a curling iron burn on your neck, right? The next thing you know, Carole will try to convince us that she’s a princess or something…

Well, the new girl Dorinda must have lost the coin toss or else she just didn’t run away fast enough – So she’s in charge of getting Sonja back to her hotel suite in once piece without embarrassing herself or others too much. Dorinda’s horrified that everyone just abandoned Sonja. Yeah, well talk to us again after doing this for a season or two. Plus, karma bites you on the ass when you leave someone out in the cold, doesn’t it? It looks like Dorinda is in charge of the town drunk… Kind of like Otis in those old Andy Griffith reruns…

As they walk down the hall, Sonja is telling Dorinda that she used to be a model. Ramona can’t be around Sonja when she gets like this. As they get into the suite, Sonja blathers on about being an artist. She talks about how she raises millions of dollars for artists. Dorinda tells her that money speaks but wealth whispers. Sonja delusionally says that she parties with John John Kennedy and Madonna all of the time. Dorinda astutely tells Sonja that it would be hard to do since John John is dead.

I really wish we hadn’t seen this part at all… This whole Sonja delusion might have brought up stuff for Carole since John John was married to her close friend. In 1999, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, John John, and Carolyn’s sister all died in a plane crash less than four weeks before Carole’s own husband died from cancer after his 5-year battle with it. Cancer sucks. Death sucks. Grief upon grief is unbearably painful. It takes my breath away just thinking about the depth of Carole’s pain. It would piss me off to have Sonja’s delusion trivialize someone who was so important to me. But perhaps Carole will be able to laugh it off after she sees this episode. We won’t know because Carole’s not blogging this season… I really miss her blogs… Oh well…

As everyone gathers for breakfast the next morning – They seem to be feeling like a Mack® Truck ran over them. However, Sonja gleefully floats into the room looking fully refreshed, relaxed and wonderful. It confounds everyone at how Sonja so easily gets over being drunk from the night before. LuAnn observes that they’re all exhausted from having to deal with her all night but the next morning Sonja is fresh as a daisy. Sonja tries to explain that her actions from the night before were probably just the result of the “Baromic” pressure. Yes, while “barometric” pressure can do funny things to people at times – I’ve not heard that it causes someone to drink excessive amounts of alcohol and become wackadoo. I mean, seriously…

Sonja visits Bethenny in her room. Bethenny is so happy that Sonja is there because she wanted to talk to her. She hopes Sonja doesn’t remember much from the night before. Bethenny tells Sonja that she’s kind and has the sweetest heart. She likes how Sonja isn’t negative and she tells her she’s smart. Bethenny points out that the loss of the life Sonja had with her ex-husband was devastating. Bethenny thinks people should be more upfront about verbalizing their feelings about what’s really going on in their lives. She thinks people should acknowledge when they’re scared. They should be able to say they’re just happy to be breathing air today.

Bethenny tells Sonja that she can’t continue to drink to the point that she screams the same thing at her over and over again. Bethenny broaches the subject about how different combinations of pills don’t go well with alcohol. Sonja tries to convince us that she’s just taking “vitamins” and that she’s been told there might be an adverse reaction if they’re mixed with alcohol. Bethenny tells Sonja that she thinks the stress is getting to Sonja.  Sonja is still trying to be the “Life of the Party Sonja” and that she’s not been able to move past her past. Sonja hopes that once her bankruptcy is settled that she can finally move forward.

Bethenny tells us that she thinks Sonja’s life is like the theme to Disney’s Frozen – And that Sonja needs to “Let It Go.” Sonja’s divorce was a long time ago and they agree it’s like a death. Bethenny tells Sonja that if you don’t close the door behind you – You can’t open a new door.

Sonja listenting to beth

Bethenny implores Sonja to have a relationship with herself and to take care of and nurture herself. She tells her that she needs to “talk to someone.” She tells Sonja that “it’s” coming out and it’s not working – “It” needs to be fixed. She tells Sonja that she’s not her enemy. She suggests that Sonja not drink so much and that she should establish a maximum amount of alcohol that she drinks at any one time.

The problem is that Sonja’s delusions don’t stop when she becomes sober. In her TH, Sonja says that Bethenny can’t compare her background to Sonja’s because Sonja is close to her family and she has a daughter who loves her. Ummmm… okay… I can’t even…

 

Ratings…

For kicks and giggles I wanted to take a look at this season’s viewership statistics and compare them with the statistics from previous seasons. Fortunately, I was able to access current ratings without having to do a lot of legwork myself – Thanks to Randy at  http://bravowhore.com/. In addition, I previously had gleaned statistics from bravoratings.com for the early seasons. Unfortunately, the site and its’ bounty of statistics are no longer accessible. However, I had started a statistical chart that I never actually used many, many moons ago…lol.

The first chart is this season’s viewership by episode:

Season 7 Viewership

As you can see, viewership is NOT going in the direction Bravo would like it to. While last week’s episode gained slightly from the week before – It’s still a pretty insignificant number. I’ve got to say that I’m a little surprised. I would have thought that once the seasons were winding down for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the Real Housewives of Atlanta – That it would have caused an increase in RHONYC’s numbers. Could it be that we have “Real Housewives” fatigue? Have they run RHONYC into the ground so much that it can’t bounce back again?

Let’s take a look at the average viewership by season:

Viewership by season

You can see the two best seasons for this franchise were Seasons 3 and 4. Bethenny left after Season 3 – And surprisingly viewership didn’t drop at all. In fact, there was a slight increase. So what happened after Season 4 that caused such a drop in viewership? That’s when they decided to fire Jill, Alex, Kelly and Cindy.

I know that we have argued until we’re blue in the face about that fateful decision. The fact is that viewership decreased dramatically during Seasons 5 and 6. This season (Season 7) it’s doing somewhat better than the last 2 seasons but only marginally. Firing Aviva and her creepy Dad last season probably helped.

I wonder what Bravo’s level of expectation was for this season’s big “The B is Back” in light of her ginormous salary demands. Bethenny has taken a significant beating in the press over the last couple of years during her divorce and the demise of her daytime talk show. But even with that, there are still plenty of Bethenny fans. Whether you like her or don’t like her – I think she IS at least interesting and entertaining. The part that I don’t especially like is that it seems more and more that Bethenny came back this season only to sell her products to us. I mean I can’t blame her for it – But I just wish she wasn’t so obvious about it. Personally, I’m thrilled she’s back although her countenance disturbs me. I wish she seemed happier. But she IS in the middle of a very acrimonious and public divorce. She is bleeding money to the lawyers. That’s gotta suck. Oh, and she’s “homeless.” Lol…

I would have thought that there would have been more of a bounce in the ratings increase this season. However, we have no way of knowing what the ratings would have been if Bethenny hadn’t returned. Would they have been completely abysmal? I guess we’ll never know for sure…

 

Next Week…

Sonja wants to do some stabilizing meditation while lighting her abundance candle… They watch a boxing match and one of the boxer’s mouth guards fall at their feet… LuAnn talks about someone’s dating habits – It appears to be Carole but who knows – But LuAnn refers to the guy as “Sonja young.” Carole does not look happy about it… And, as if we haven’t seen enough clowns in the last 2 episodes, we have Bethenny physically feeding a clown an ice cream sandwich while LuAnn records it… It might be considered to be “art.” Send in the clowns!

Well, that’s it for this week – I hope everyone was able to take pain medication for their headaches from the limo ride. Let’s all send Bravo the bill, okay? Thanks for reading… Hope to see you next week… Happy Trails!

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The Shahs of Sunset – A Tale of Two Parties

by SunnyGirl

(Forgive me for being a little late with this – yesterday was the day from HE double hockey sticks.  My 13 year old Golden Retriever had to have an emergency vet appointment, the toilet upstairs broke causing my kitchen ceiling to fall in, the washer broke and the refrigerator broke.  I think that might have been all!)

We see Reza and Adam at the LA County Clerk’s office.  They are filling out the form to apply for a marriage license.  Adam isn’t sure whether he wants to take Reza’s name or not.  This causes Reza to grab his inhaler and use it.  They get in line and Reza looks extremely nervous.  Adam must have chosen to change his name, because he tells Reza that when they have kids, they won’t be confused over their last names.  This stresses Reza out even more!  (And I thought Mike was the one with commitment issues.)  When they get up to the counter, the clerk asks if they would like to get married there – if so, he can make an appointment right then.  Reza asks him “why you trying to rush a bitch?”  Adam doesn’t find that funny.  Adam asks Reza what he is thinking.  Reza replies that he is thinking a lot of things -especially that he needs to get that pre-nup taken care of STAT.  Adam thinks Reza is trying to cause an argument.   As they bicker back and forth, the clerk asks if they are already married – he says they sound like his wife and him.

Now we see MJ and Asa at an exercise studio working to get fit for the wedding.  MJ’s outfit is a definite throwback to Flash Dance.  Asa tells her she looks like an 80’s aerobics instructor.  Asa says she never got a reply to the email she sent MJ about the bachelor party.  MJ says she never got the email.  (In her TH, she admits that she did.)  Asa says she has found a vineyard that also has a wild animal safari.  She wants to hire strippers dressed in jungle animal clothing and require everyone to wear “safari chic.”  MJ looks sheepish but still doesn’t tell Asa that she is planning a separate bachelor’s party for Reza.  In MJ’s TH, she says she is glad that Asa has thought this through and that she is sure is will be a great party for Adam.  But not Reza.

Bobby and Asifa are at a photo shoot.  She says she is trying to manifest a wedding.  She says if you dream it, it will happen.  Bobby talks about the probation period.  Asifa whines and asks if he is going to marry her when the probation period is over.  In Asifa’s TH, she says when Bobby isn’t in her life something is missing.  She says she even loves his farts – that they smell like Cheerios.  Now that’s true love.

Asa and Reza go to the property that Reza is trying to flip.  Reza has a construction crew on standby while he is waiting for permits.  Asa is doing some incantations to change the karma of the property.  She is spraying special water (is it diamond water?).  She says what she is doing will take care of the bad energy.  She makes Reza lay down in the yard while she sprays water over him.

Mike is coming over to Reza’s condo.  Reza says he hopes they are going to hug it out.  Mike tells Reza it really hurts him not be around his friends.  Reza says the problem is that Mike isn’t honest.  Mike says nothing happened in Thailand.  Reza says that Mike is a horny bastard that borders on a sex addict and Reza just wants him to have accountability.  Mike swears that he doesn’t remember anything happening.  There is the rub – Mike doesn’t REMEMBER!  They can’t come to a resolution.  Reza tells him that he loves him but that they have to fix this.

Asifa and Bobby are at their house.  Asifa says when she originally took the GMAT in 2012 to get into business school her scores were horrendous.  She says the probation period has three elements:

  1. Going to grad school
  2. Washing the dog
  3. Limiting her crazy moments

Asifa says she wants kids before she is 35.  Bobby explains that he is concerned and wants to work out their issues before children because he is from a divorced family.

Now the night we have all been waiting for – Reza’s bachelor party.  Let me warn you that my eyes are burned and I am scarred for life from watching this scene.  Be very careful when you watch.   MJ says she wants Reza to cut loose and do whatever he wants, including getting almost arrested, almost beat up, and almost catching VD.

Reza shows up in combat clothes.  Yes, he did.  The guys are asking him questions about getting married.  Reza says he is having panic attacks and that tonight he doesn’t want to talk about babies or his and her matching towels.

I am not going into great detail about this party, because I’m not sure my vocabulary includes the words needed to describe the debauchery.  There is a party bus with stripper poles and several male strippers performing.  There is champagne by the buckets.  I guess GG says it the best – Reza is in penis heaven.  They take the party bus to a Latino drag bar.  Reza is so drunk he is biting MJ’s derriere.  MJ tells them they are going to a hotel after the bar.  Reza moons whoever is watching in the parking lot.  I hope I can forget that.

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Now they are at a beautiful hotel with a rooftop patio.  Everyone seems to be wasted.  MJ is talking about nipple suckers.  Reza has GG down on the floor, wrestling with her.  Next we see Reza making out with a random guy.  In GG’s TH, she asks if that was filmed.  She hopes not.  MJ says she is concerned about why Reza is so wild – that either he is doing it for sport or he is getting cold feet.

Next afternoon is Adam’s bachelor party and it is apparent that Reza is super hungover.  Asa asks him what is wrong because he looks “ill-matic”.  Reza tells her about the bachelor’s party the night before.  Asa is hurt.  She asks Reza if he wanted her there.  He says yes, that he asked for her to be there.  She is clearly hurt and does not understand MJ’s meanness.

Asifa and Bobby arrive.  Adam is spanking everyone as an initiation.  Next GG arrives.  She is clearly upset with Asifa about something.  It seems that Bobby had been texting GG the night before about the problems with Asifa.  Asifa got a hold of his phone and went nuts.  She told GG to leave her man alone and never to text with him again.  (Ok, Asifa.  Now you’ve caught the Jessica disease.  You should be upset with Bobby – not GG.  Bobby was the one who texted GG.)  Asifa says she has trust issues because Bobby had sex with a friend of hers while they were not together.

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Now Asa asks MJ if they are really friends.  She tells her that she is hurt about not being invited to the party the night before.

Now they are going on a safari train.  It’s an adult petting zoo, with weird male dancers dressed in zebra print underwear with tails.  I can’t even explain this – it might be worse than Reza’s party.

MJ of course has a piñata dool for Adam and Reza to break.  Bobby is talking to GG when Asifa walks up.  GG walks away to avoid confrontation.  Asifa is trying to go talk to GG but Bobby says she is a bully.  Asifa starts screaming at GG and they get into it.  Bobby tells Asifa he love her and wishes he could spend the rest of his life with her.  (He sounds doubtful that will happen.)  Asifa says she is leaving and that Bobby has to come too.  Reza tells Asifa to chill out on Bobby – that he is a good guy.  He tells her she should listen to her friends and calm down.

And now the safari bus is off to visit the animals.  And that, my dears, is the end of the episode.

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149 Responses to Real Housewives of New York City “Double Down on Delusion” / The Shahs of Sunset – A Tale of Two Parties

  1. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning! Thanks to Stars and SunnyGirl for the blog today. 😀

    A shout out to our friend Empress….I’m thinking of you and hope you are finding some peace. ❤

  2. T-Rex says:

    Good Morning, Well just as my friend predicted SuperSpoliedUberBratStassi is no longer a member of the VPRules cast, color me oh so shocked that this came true, NOT. The reason would be that she is difficult to work with and has a Bad(Bratty-tude)Attitude. She has also been notified there shall be no more freebies, food/alcohol, silverware, at any of her restaurants, she shall be the same as every other patron and must pay her way! Here is one story there are several others out there. http://www.tmz.com/2015/05/13/stassi-leaving-vanderpump-rules-not-returning/

    • California35 says:

      That’s good!! I thought she was going to be gone last season. I hope this is will be true.

      • T-Rex says:

        Oh this is already true, both parties have given interviews that she is DONE, of course SuperSpoliedUberBratStassi is saying SHE LEFT the franchise, yeah right. Because your umemployed, attention whore ass, wanted to give up a paying job on a successful show, and give up making appearance monies for that show as well, yeah right.

        • Powell says:

          HA of course SHE left.
          #ByeGirl #ByeFelicia 👋👋👏👏

        • California35 says:

          Lol yeah… I dont understand why some people instead of just playing nice to keep a job, they act up and make demands and are stuburn and simply burn bridges. Oh well… Adios.
          I wonder if they will have new people and new fun stories or the same old same old.

          • Powell says:

            It’s the Suzanne Somers Syndrome. I love Suzanne. But just because you’re the most popular one doesn’t mean you make huge demands S2.

    • Powell says:

      She’s too cool for school huh T-Rex? HA!! We are NOT surprised. 🙂

  3. California35 says:

    Good morning 😊
    Thanks for the blogs Stars and SunnyGirl

    Stars thanks for the extra info on ratings, I’ve watched all the seasons of NY, and I enjoyed the first 3 seasons the most. I dont know why season 4 went up, I can say why I watched it. I did because I wanted to see a turn on Jill and Kelly, a turn That was inexistent. Instead I got to see more delusions and boring and bad behaviour. I would watch and just get mad to see how the two and those who join them in their delusion behaved. I enjoyed watching Ramona and Alex, and was very annoyed how those others treated them. Very dismissive tours Alex and very offensive tours Ramona. Ramona had Sonja, but Alex had no one. Any ways. I was so so happy the cast changed for season 5 and that is why I kept on watching, but this show is just not the same any more. I am very happy Bethenny is back, but she is not in it that much AND the “new” group (started 2 seasons ago) still feel to me like a new group and are not really connecting with the old group and even less with Bethenny. I like Dorinda, and hope she brings something interesting. I had laned ro drop NY for this season unless Aviva was gone, and luckily my wish was granted. Then Bethenny joined in, so OF COURSE i would watch. No matter how little she is in it. My favorites are Bethenny and Ramona, And now Dorinda if she continues the way she has been.

    • Powell says:

      I really miss Alex. Andy totally got that one wrong. Alex should have remained, of course until her family decided to go to Australia. I think Ramona and Alex would have eventually been closer. They were on that way until Alex was fired.

      • T-Rex says:

        Powelly, Andy didn’t have a choice, he didn’t want Simon to be one of the housewives any longer and Simon refused to stay out of the way of filming, then Alex put a line in the sand and basically said they are a “package deal”, and Bravo said well you can be “packaged” on the unemployment line then.

      • California35 says:

        Yes, that’s How I felt too. I miss her and think that she would have brought something, and I would ahve liked to see the changes in her life, as a parent and wife. i wondered if she would have come back eventually, but worrried the others who were fired would make life miserable to her and Bravo. So I am glad she just moved on.

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        Powell I liked Alex a lot too …….

        And won’t forget Habibi going after her like a meangirl she always was.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Hi California, My neighbor – I’m always interested in ratings and what makes people tune in and tune out to a show… I realize that before I really looked at them I had different conclusions drawn based on my faulty understanding of the viewership… I kind of like Dorinda, too… Even though she has some blind spots – I think she has some very kind spots, too… I guess like all of us… I love to hear your perspectives… 🙂

  4. Powell says:

    Good afternoon everyone. 😃✋✋✋
    Good luck w/the sale Stella.

  5. T-Rex says:

    Starzy 99 and SunnyGirl again great blogs, I don’t watch Shahs but really do enjoy the blog! I did watch RHNY and Starzy your commentary had me in stitches, the line “Okay, Captain Miss the Point Completely”, could have been the Mantra for DrunkDelusionalGreyGardensSonja’s entire show. She didn’t listen to ANYTHING, ANYONE is saying, I think she is one of those folks that just thinks if they say something enough times someone will believe them, yeah, that’s something you do when you are like 4 years old. I am surprised BethennyBallBuster didn’t get all over her ass when she dissed her parenting skills, but she cut her break that she didn’t know what she was really saying. We know nothing BethennyBallBuster says gets through though that was completely obvious when DrunkDelusionalGreyGardensSonja was on WWHL a couple of weeks ago

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Waves at my favorite lil dinasaur… It’s like Sonja is in the alternate reality most of the time, isn’t it? When she said something about them not “living the life” it felt like she felt sorry for them… Sometimes it makes my brain explode – Someone needs to remind her that she doesn’t have that life, either… But I still really do love Sonja… even with all her delusions. She keeps me on my toes…lol

  6. VV™ says:

    T-Rex, thanks I didn’t know. I don’t watch RHONY. 😶

    • T-Rex says:

      NO problem, it was after the show and they were giving us the highlights for the next show, it’s pretty damaging, I didn’t really know her mother hated her since she was born and never wanted her, and also tried to commit suicide in Front of her and blamed her for wanting to commit suicide, that is F**ked up!

  7. Powell says:

    Stars I haven’t finished reading. All I know is that that whole Sonja leaving them in the rain scene gave me a bit of a headache. They were just screeching!! Sonja deserved tearing down but that was ridiculous. And yes Sonja has 85 interns. Enough for each HW to have one. So there was no reason for Sonja to treat them like she did. And no one really wants to go inside her raggedy house.

    • T-Rex says:

      I would have been pissed off, BUT St.HeatheroftheTwear went WAY overboard, look I get it, she has been told by BethennyBallBuster she is basically a “plus one” on the show, now DrunkDelusionalGreyGardensSonja isn’t giving her the time of day, CraggyDrunkRamona already has dissed her numerous times and doesn’t really care for her, and I know she feels the snubs but good gosh, screaming at the interns was way over the top, IMO.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      Leaving them to wait in her freezing foyer is her way of giving a passive-aggressive dig. At least Sonja didn’t slap anyone or throw wine in their face.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      OMG Powelly-Pooh… I had such a headache after watching the show… It got better… But I must admit that it still doesn’t affect me the way that RHOBH or RHOC does… for some reason… Those shows make me nauseated at times… lol

  8. Sonya gives me the sads. 😞

    • TexasTart says:

      Yeah. The thing I always liked about Sonja is that she doesn’t harm others. She has a good heart and a fun personality. Needless to say, she makes us sad because she’s either not been aware, or not been accepting that she needs help getting herself together mentally.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Sonja, Sonja, oh Sonja . . . there I said it three times!

        Leaving people outside in the rain and not letting them in your home where it’s warm and dry? That doesn’t fly on the Upper East Side or on Dakota Street in my town. Why in the world couldn’t she have opened the door and have one of her 100s of interns watch over them in case one of them had an urge to steal the family silver?

        I think Heather and Kristen had every right to be mad. Did they take it over the edge? Probably, but I’m on their side on this issue.

        I really have to watch this epi again because there is so much that went on that I’m not really fully aware of what was said by whom.

        And now we get to watch Bethenny play out some more of her miserable childhood next week when she talks to her stepfather John. Bethenny has not brought any fun to the show this season and it’s going to get even more joyless next week. All new women PLEASE!!!

        • Powell says:

          Yeah. One of her 100s of interns could’ve watched them like a hawk to keep them from stealing the family silver.
          I’m w/you Husker. They had every right to be mad but they could have been mad and made their point w/o sounded like hyenas. It was ridic. I wonder if the driver could hear?

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        I feel a kinship with her because I had some stuff happen like literally years ago and can’t let it go. So …. I “feel” her.
        I’m always in the past and nostalgic. I’m nostalgic for 10 minutes ago !

        Love Sonja. Kill me.

        • Powell says:

          Are you so nostalgic and thinking about the past that it’s literally got you stuck in your life? Got you so stuck that you’re making huge mistakes that will not only hurt you but your child? I hope not. Everyone is nostalgic about some part of their past but you can’t “live” there. Sonja’s in that same spot. The yachts, chefs, vaca homes all over the world, having dinner w/the Rothschilds are fond memories but Sonja talks about those memories like they happened last week and will happen again at any moment.

          • I know a woman like Sonja. It’s sad to me.

            Sonja is mixing booze with “vitamins” in an attempt to self medicate. There’s a screw loose somewhere. I see it, the audience sees it, and Bethenny- to her credit, sees it.

            Chismisa is talking about Cancer nostalgia- it makes them the “historian” of the zodiac. Sonja is a Sag tho. Unless she has strong planets in Cancer, this is something else.

            • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

              You got it girl ! ^^^^^^👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽

              But the fire of my ascendant and moon mess a whole lot of stuff up for me. So I’m not the typical cancer.
              I think Sonja must have some Pisces and other stuff in her charts. I really do.

          • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

            Yes I do live there and it affects my life at times.

            It’s hard but no kids yet but in my interactions with other loved ones, it’s hurt.

      • Powell says:

        TexasTart just for a shining brief moment Sonja was finally saying “Yes I’m stuck in that place of Mrs Sonja Morgan”. And I was like ,FINally she’s admitting it. But then she threw in the mixing vitamins w?booze and was back to DrunkDelusionslGreyGardensSonja, as T-Rex calls her. 😯

  9. shamrockblonde says:

    good afternoon all – not sure what has happened to Empress, but she is always in my prayers – has anyone heard from Jeff recently?

    spent a good part of last night in the ER with my younder daughter – she was in a great deal of pain in her lower abdomen, sweating profusely, and feeling nauseous – after doing an ultrasound, and an internal exam, it was determined that she had complex cysts on her ovary – she has an appt this afternoon with her OB GYN this afternoon – Bob, and my older daughter were there along with of course Shannon’s husband – her in-laws stayed with the kids, but when it got to be close to 11:00 and we were still there, I went to Shannon’s home and let her in-laws go home – about an hour later she came home – I don’t know what complex cysts are, only that they cause incredible pain – please say a prayer for her today – she is my heart –

    I didn’t see any of the shows last night – but as crazy, annoying and delusional as it seemed, I truly wish I had been watching that rather than being at the ER!

    my love to you all!

    • I have cystic ovaries. When a cyst breaks- the pain is epic. You see stars.💥💥💥

      Sending your daughter prayers.

    • TexasTart says:

      Hi Shamrock, I hope your daughter will get relief soon. I had cysts before and they were painful enough without them being complex! Empress’ husband passed away last month. Diva talked to Jeff on the phone around the same time and said he was getting intense physical therapy. I haven’t heard anything since then. If anyone else has, let us know.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      Wishing your daughter relief from the pain. Ouch!

    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

      Ouch Shammy- my prayers to her ! I have polycycsts – but that’s so common it’s not a big deal – but bursting ones are a different animal.
      Big prayers to her ! 💚💚💚🍀🍀🍀

    • Laineylainey says:

      Prayers for your daughter, Shamrock.

    • Foxymel(Mel) says:

      Shammy, you and your daughter are in my thoughts. I know that any growth in the ovaries can be very painful, so I’m glad that she’s getting it checked out. Please keep us updated. ❤️

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Prayers for your daughter, Shamrock… That the treatment solutions are efficient… the pain eliminated… and that she’s restored to complete health..

  10. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    Mornin yall-
    Will be reading shortly;
    Thanks for the recaps!!!!!

    This either came up on Oz or on NY, forget which it was just with my notes:
    Barf says she wants to help other women on her show going through divorces — but she was married for like 2 days compared to them !?!?!?!?!?
    This is what I don’t understand. I mean can divorced women – as I am not one – really compare being married the time span B was with what Ramona or Dorinda or even (I still 💜her sorry)- Sonja???

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    Can someone tell me what is the ordeal B the almighty “has been through that no one even knows about?” She said this. Do you mean she keeps something IN ? 😳
    She of writing books of things she knows so much about and being in press each week ?!?
    What on this earth do people possibly NOT know about ?? 😳
    How is the mother’s deep psychopathy not already just known? I thought it was as out there as the champagne ice bucket used as a toilet at the wedding someone didn’t follow “their gut” on???? {{Or peeing on the I95? Dear Jesus. I’ve been to hamptons hours-long limo rides and not done that shit but drank more. 😱😲}}
    📞thewahhhhh🚑🚑🚑🚑#### !
    Book #7 all set.
    Dr Amadoring being filmed- when can we expect him back on? Tapping 💅🏻💅🏽

    Many mothers unfortunately become mothers without either realizing or being able to do anything about stopping/ preventing it >>> and then later not having more to do with it—- see: MJ and all her issues and her mom problems on shahs.

    ~~~~~
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    WWH-
    Eric, Carole’s guy didn’t go ham or anything when Lu was on? Did the writer lady?
    I thought Luann handled the Twitter analysis questions by (a cast member bestie’s of) Andy quite well. And she said the 2 hour hop skip and jump exotic vaca 😾NY takes this season what happens there is actually WORSE in her opinion than Carole dating Adam.
    THAT to me was JUICY 🍔🍊
    I don’t care for Lu but she did great on WWH I thought 👏🏾

    SJP if you find out about that restaurant Braunn or whatever let me know !

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I don’t even understand the statement about “many mothers” so I will just let that one go!
      I think everyone is aware of the problems with Bethennys disgustig bitch of a mother but actually hearing that a child watch their mother try to kill herself seems to have hit some of hard and made us remember exactly how horrible Bethennys childhood must have been.

      Bethenny may be talking about her divorce when she says that about “no one even knows about” ordeal stuff. I haven’t heard Bethenny tell anyone what’s happening in her divorce-have you? I have t seen a quote or interview where she has discussed Jason and the divorce. To be honest-we have no idea what this divorce is like because she doesn’t talk about it-she talks herself-but not about what’s REALLY happening.

      I think divorce sucks no matter how long you were married. I know people who got divorced after one year ,5 years ,10 years…etc -the hurt and disappointment and feelings of failure were present at all.

      • Foxymel(Mel) says:

        My friend got divorced after 5 months and it was a good decision because the guy was psycho and abusive. She was already pregnant at the time of her wedding. She was very graceful about it the whole thing and I think she’s a very strong person even though she was married for a short time. I think sometimes it takes so much courage to leave than to stay in an abusive relationship.

        • Foxymel(Mel) says:

          Oh and in FL, you get 50/50 custody rights. The family court system here is a little scary in my opinion.

        • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

          Good for her – abusive – she’s got strength~~~ absolutely!
          💛for her

          I’d read a book by her.

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        Yes, brings to mind I think – OMIB ? Maybe had said there must be some closed- to- the – public (and publishers 😉) reasons for judge approving and ruling on payments being approved to be so high or something ?

        It has to be stuff she’s been ceased and deceased to not speak of bc we know she’d be “REAL™©®” and let it ALL 💬💭out if she could.

      • T-Rex says:

        Jnntj, I think Bethenny has been a trooper regarding the press and her divorce, she is not an idiot and doesn’t need this splayed all over Page Six, she has a young child and that child needs to know she is loved by two parents who aren’t waging a war against each other in the press, no matter how much they want to do so. I don’t believe ANYTHING I have seen in the press with unsubstantiated sources regarding her divorce, because at least her camp has been pretty quiet, not sure if it’s his people leaking information. I am NOT a parent, but I was a child, and I could not even imagine hearing my mother tell me I was the WORST thing that ever happened to her, she wishes she would have aborted me, that I was the reason for everything crappy in her life oh and for added measure I am going to try to commit suicide in front of you, and later on make it seem like that was your fault. Again, she may be damaged when it comes to relationships but she did well for herself and she is raising that little girl she has with all the love she never got. Going to be interesting to see what John has to say next week

        • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

          I can’t believe all the press she’s got her people putting of her on People each week. Cray cray ! Bc that has to be approved.

          Plus it’s been said she’s not as press-averse as she may want to seem (to non-legit places I mean)

          I could have sworn she and Jason went to dinner with this john person on screen. Id search through my DVDs of her old shows but don’t have the working DVD player.
          Litralee I thought we met him on screen already. I swear on my sick doggie baby! 😷🐶

          • T-Rex says:

            Yes, I believe he was on screen before, I am understanding why this is an issue. She didn’t say this is the first time we have seen him or anything. She hadn’t talked to him in many years before she got married to Jason they got reconnected. I guarantee you her camp is NOT leaking things to the press, if they were Jason would be pitching a fit and making a big deal of it, he’s not. I personally think that neither side is giving much information, that it’s all supposition and innuendo.

            • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

              Wow I’m shocked to hear that about People mag. That seems to be the gold(ish) standard for approved/ publicists / even A listers use it primarily.

              I knew this guy was on before. Good, I’m not cray.

          • ramonacoaster says:

            I remember B & Jason having dinner with Louis, one of Bobby Frankel’s best friends.

            • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

              Thanks Ramona – mayyyyyyybe that’s who it was ???????

              I’m still pondering …….👥👤

            • Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

              I don’t remember the name of the person they met but I’m pretty certain it wasn’t John.

  11. Laineylainey says:

    Hi Stars! Great recap! You made me laugh throughout, but what tickled me most was your reaction to Sonjas th about how Bethenny shouldn’t compare herself to Sonja… Because Sonja is loved., etc. you said “I just can’t”. Perfect. I sat there w. My head cocked to the side saying: “seriously? Seriously?”

    I tweeted Heather asking her if she really was late and she replied! I was wondering why, on camera, they show her walking in late. And her denying lateness. She informed me that she’d been there all along it was her room. She told me to read about it on her blog. I tweeted back that I wd as soon as it appears on Lynfam.com Yes, my heather fandom is complete.☺️ I will start the fan club, please send your monthly membership dues to LaineyLainey in Texasville, TX.

    You know, I stopped watching NY because I didn’t like the way Heather treated Ramona from the get go her first season. I came back to rhony because of Bethenny. I’m glad I did! I’m enjoying Dorinda, seeing the real Carole (she was too cool before, but now we’re discovering she has her own delusional ridiculous tendencies like Sonja only saner). She’s not perfect. She’s real and looking a little silly but so what, she seems happier. And though she says she doesn’t care what people think. SHE REALLY FORS CARE. A LOT. Thus her immature tweets. Oh she cares. She’s not as cool as she pretended her first season. So what, right? I find her more interesting this season. More relatable than before. And Lu? I really do like her. Yes she’s gone a bit overboard w ignoring the 13th amendment and all that. But she’s being honest this season. She’s honestly judgmental about Carole and Adam and doesn’t seem to care who knows it. Better than being fake. I think that’s the thing about rhony this year. They all seem to be more honest this year. Oh except Kristen. And Sonja? U raveling before our eyes. More of the same.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Damn typos. Please go your best to figure it out. Sorrrrrrrry

    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

      I’m not sure if you truly like Heather or are playing. I can never tel with you. 😎😎😎😎😎😎🌴🌴🌴☁️☁️☁️⛅️⛅️ #throwing

      • Laineylainey says:

        I’ve been converted! By her nice-ness! Seriously.

        • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

          Yes if she keeps being REAL (no ™) with B, I’ll continue to appreciate her. I like her friendships with K and Lu thusfar in show-time.

          But the Luann —vs stick person writer gal fight is just juiciness divine !!!! 🍓🍉🍉🍉

    • Foxymel(Mel) says:

      I think that Heather and Bethenny would make great friends. They both sorta have a lot in common.

    • kit9 says:

      Oh I don’t think Lu is being honest this season. No way in hell did she write those tweets. Yet she continues to lie and say she did. And, all the nastiness from her done in the name of her poor niece was BS, too. Also, Luann has claimed now that Adam and Nicole were still together when Carole starting seeing. Yet said the opposite on the show. And, can we have just one epi without a skinnygirl product placement. PLEASE? I, too, like Carole more this season.

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        I knew Lou didn’t write those tweets but I think many HWs may not ……

        Lou and the word “basic” …… I said it last week and Andy with glasses last night said it too. HA!

        (Ps why doesn’t Andy have LASIK or prk done ? What’s his issue? You can have it with a stagmatism or a wonky eye you know …..)

        • Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

          He could get the eye straightened too. Perhaps he doesn’t want surgery?

      • Laineylainey says:

        Hi Kit9: I meant to say Lu is being more honest on the show. Her views might not be politically correct, but she doesn’t seem to care. The current tweeting going on irl was not what I was talking about. Am I splitting hairs? Maybe. I just wanted to clear up that my comment was about what I’m seeing on the show not what’s currently happening on Twitter.

        I have my suspicions about the Twitter stuff but no way of knowing for sure .

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Hi Lainey Lainey so nice we say it twice – lol… Yeah… Sometimes you really just can’t… no? I love that she responded to your tweet… That’s awesome! It will be interesting to see how this all plays out, won’t it?

  12. shamrockblonde says:

    thank you OneMoreInBoston – the prayers are much appreciated! – she is at the OB GYN now – waiting to hear – Texas Tart thanks for letting me know about Empress – I knew about her husband passing away but thought perhaps something else happened as you had mentioned her above – thanks for the info on Jeff – I miss him and keep them both in my prayers – Husker Huny thanks for the good wishes –

  13. Laineylainey says:

    Hi sunny! Thanks for the Shahs blog. After everything you’ve been through??? You still wrote a blog??? How is your dog? How is your kitchen ceiling?

    I don’t know about you but I have no interest in Asifa, Bobby and this made up drama. I wish they weren’t on the show, to be honest. So true about the MJ party being a bit much. If my kids’ intendeds (not a word). Behaved this way on camera or even off camera, I would advise them not to proceed w marrying such a nasty person. I hope Reza doesn’t hurt Adam. Mj’s outfits are something else, huh? LOL

    • SunnyGirl says:

      Vet is running tests on my girl. She seems better today. Thank you for asking!

      I’ve been disappointed by the Shahs this season. I want to see more Persian culture and less BS drama. When GG is the most reasonable of the bunch there is a problem. I’ve enjoyed the show in the past but, like you say, Asifa and Bobby are ridiculous.

      • Thanks for the Shah recap, SunnyG. I actually watched Shahs this episode because I thought for some reason there was a lie detector test…#2? With some big reveal? Was that last episode? Next? I dreamed it? Because I, too, was disgusted by the “bachelor” parties. They weren’t “hot”; they were cheesy stupid. Strippers and pole dancers at parties on camera always look so uncomfortable, so maybe that’s it; but I thought it was like a velvet painting come to life. No class. Either of them.

        What a mess you went through. Hope you got some of it repaired and up and running today. Hope your fur baby is all better soon.

  14. stellastars21 says:

    Thank you Veena!

  15. Foxymel(Mel) says:

    Thank you so much Starzy for such a great recap. I always read what you have to say before I watch. I guess I’m still a little nervous after watching BH. Lol
    Sonja has gone off the deep end. To keep guests waiting outside her home in the cold rain and with the loud construction going on 20ft from her home was riDONKulous! I would’ve been pissed! I hate the rain and loud noises and I would’ve broken in her house or would’ve left.

    I couldn’t believe how B treated Sonja! I thought she was going to call her a delusional hot mess, but she was so nice and patient with her many times! B has truly soften up a lot. None of the current ladies have ever spoken to Sonja the way B was able to.
    I gotta say that I don’t care for Carole and her little rabbit ears. Why is she on this show? I think even Kristen brings more to the table than Carole. I just can’t with her anymore. I just can’t!
    Also, thank you SunnyGirl for your blog too.😎

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Oh FoxyLoxy – I totally understand about being hesitant in watching after RHOBHs… lol… I am, too – sometimes… But remarkably, I really do like this franchise. I find myself rooting for everyone – but when they do wonky things… I cringe… lol… At first I wasn’t sure about Carole and her ears – but they really grew on me…lol

      • Enjoyed your recap, Stars. I do have one question I can’t figure out: what was Sonja doing pacing around inside her house, like she was waiting for something or someone? That confused me. What were we supposed to get from that? That Sonja waited in comfort while the others were outside in the cold?

  16. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    http://www.people.com/article/real-housewives-orange-county-season-10-trailer-vicki-gunvalson-collapses

    Know this may not work – but there’s an article on People about Vicki/OC not liking her scene of finding out her mom died.

    Is that the scene of her picking up a landline phone in a kitchen and literally falling to the ground crying ? 😳😁
    I was laughing when I saw that bc she’s just so crazy and outlandish but that is so sad !

    Go exploit bravo, go!!!

    She’s quite the kookoo Aries. I like her in interviews. Dont watch OC

    • Foxymel(Mel) says:

      Oh my gosh, that is so messed up. No wonder Vicki is Andy’s favorite solider.😏

      I think B should write a book about business, I’d buy it. The relationship stuff and the other books, not my style. I read her book about how to stay thin and basically you treat your body like a bank account–you can’t eat much on her diet which is a big DUH for skinny people in general. I thought she was going to provide tips not starvation–I like to fast when I have to lose a couple of pounds and it’s no biggie.

    • She’s supposedly really PO’d about it. Feels very exploited.

      Aries- warrior.

      Maybe she’ll be a force of change

  17. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    Ok so Dor is anti-Holla now ?
    IRT?

    So……. Heather and Carole vs Luanna and Heather. Right now.

  18. Dwight Schrute says:

    I just wanted to point out that while Carole and John-John’s wife were good friends, the connection was also closer. John-John and Carole’s husband were first cousins. Carole’s mother-in-law was Jackie O’s sister.

    • Right- they were related.

    • T-Rex says:

      AND DrunkDelusionalGreyGardensSonja does NOT figure into any of the scenarios that she would have Hung out with them. She was a HOSTESS at San Pietro and probably knew him from when he may have had drinks or dined there. Then when she married Mr. Morgan they may have been invited to the same charity events but I highly doubt they even managed to sit at the same table.

      • Well I dunno.

        My friend Avi had a tryst with him. He was out and about a lot in Boston. I met him in a gay bar of all places, surrounded by burly bodyguards. I went to BU with his wife.

        I figure if I met him, and I guess if I was delusional I would say “hung out” with him, then Sonja probably did.

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Dwight – Thanks so much for reminding me of that additional connection. I just felt bad for Carole… Must have been so difficult… I really must read her book…

      • It’s just a devastating story. I read it when it came out because of the Kennedy connection–I always have followed that family’s triumphs and tragedies. I was actually surprised how well written it is, not at all tabloid material. It’s more about her husband’s battle with cancer than anything. The double punch of the plane crash and then the cancer death so close–unimaginable. Yet she wrote without melodrama or exploitation, but with sensitivity.

        Quite a tightrope to walk. You can see how her understated personality worked for her in this book. I do have respect for her because I was exposed to her personally and professionally first as a reader.

  19. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Great blog today Starzy and Sunny!!
    I’m LOVING NY this season-But I’m still confused as to why they brought back Kristen-sorry to say but she just sucks as a HW-humdrum and whiney!!
    Snatch guard is my new fave…Luann said her next song will be called “be cool….” I think Luann
    needs to stop singing and just say funny things like snatch guard!!
    Sonja…I feel like she’s playing a part in a movie-I can not believe this is how she is ALL THE TIME. If she were-I think I would hear about it on some level? Idk-I never hear a bad word about her…I love her but she’s coming off terrible (more terrible than usual) so far!

    I haven’t watched this episode of Shahs yet but after reading the blog I can’t wait to see the show! I have been wondering what happened between GG and Asifa-they have been slinging shit all over twitter and I had no idea what the problem was!!

    Tomorrow Bravo has their UpFronts…all the HW and Bravolebrities are arriving in NYC today…NOT BRANDI!! (Brandi wasn’t at the UpFronts last year either so I don’t think it means she is fired) The VPR idiots are in the city as well as the Shahs…hopefully tomorrow night we will see some pictures!!
    Sadly Andy tweeted that the Summer By Bravo commercial probably isn’t happening this year (they usually film it while everyone is here for the UpFronts)…he didn’t give a reason why they aren’t doing it

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Hi Jill – The best Jill in all the Land – I guess I don’t mind Kristen… Someone has to be semi-normal, no? lol… but I’m with you – I’m really liking this season… And why on earth would they NOT film the summer commercial when they have the upfronts? It’s one of the better things Bravo does… Ugh… but I kind of don’t believe Andy.. they must know it’s one of the best things they do… LuAnn has been coming out with some funnies, no? Be cool… Don’t be all like… Uncool… lol

    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

      Ok YEEEE of knowing these bravo secrets !!!
      So I should watch WWH tonight in case anyone is there for “fun” ????
      I wasn’t going to tune in.

      Maybe Aviva will be there bc I believe she is close friends with the bad tooth 😁odd mom out author.

      I’m telling you —- no summer by bravo …… Some changes are afoot re: Andy. As the “face” of bravo. I’m telling you. 💡🔮🔮🔮🔮

      Keep us posted tomorrow and don’t let that iPad go BELOW 45%. We need all the Intel you’ll get.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I thought it was well known that Andy wasn’t “Mr. Bravo” any longer? These changes have been afoot for a long time and I’m pretty sure everyone knows it?

        I will be texting all day tomorrow in hopes of getting some inside scoop but I’m not sure what I will get…
        I will also keep an eye on twitter/insta -these bravo fools can’t help but tweet pics of themselves all day long!!
        Heads up Veena and Tartsy-I feel lots of moderation for me tomorrow afternoon/night!!

        • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

          Lol on the heads up ! 😜⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️

          #holdJillinModAllDay!!!!

        • TexasTart says:

          Thanks for the warning, lol

        • T-Rex says:

          MzAndy is only affiliated with the Ho-Wives shows and WWHL, he has nothing else to do with Bravo any longer, that happened almost two years ago. Of course he would still be at the upfronts for his own show and for the Ho-Wives

  20. Trashy T says:

    Was anyone else shocked that they showed Sonja’s ‘snatch’ without blurring it? I was really surprised. I think she may be on the producers hit list.

    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

      Well I did think about this — bc most of the topnotch quality tv I watch has these shots and needs more snatch guards —> but Sonja’s underwear was fully on and covering her. It was essentially like she had a bathing suit on.

      • Trashy T says:

        I didn’t think we were seeing underwear…. I thought we were seeing a full bush. Am I wrong? If so, I’ll take back my comment.

        • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

          Dear god there’d be a lawsuit and all over the interwaves 📡💻〰〰〰〰〰〰 today if that was true !!!!

          No …… It was underwear.

          • Exit4 says:

            Or she’s waxed. I’m going to need a screenshot. 😉

            • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

              They couldn’t in all their true exploitive fun, consented glory show that without some blur. Trust

              • Exit4 says:

                I know! Teasing! But she does love to go commando. 😉

                • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

                  Told you I’m GULLIBLE.

                  Don’t play with me 😪😭😹

                  • Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

                    I didn’t think she had any drawers on either.

                    • Trashy t says:

                      Thank you . . . I’m glad im not alone! I don’t think alaulu would have used the snatch card topic if her nether regions had been covered.

  21. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    Wow this is like serioso…….

    He follows ONE PERSON. 🐹🐱
    not sure how recent his Twitter started up compared to insta. Hmmmmm

  22. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    And so it begins…..

    Hanging with #bravo crew jeff and Tamra. #fun #laughs

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  23. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    @okmagazine party #NYC #haus nightclub #okmagazinesosexy #pumprules @bravotv #nbcuniversal #upfronts

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  24. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    So ..,,, she’s filming ??????? She’s back ? 🍋

    I USE THOSE GINGER PILLS!!!!!

    • Orson says:

      The thing is… okay. Many years ago, I was working on my lifesaving merit badge. And they taught us that drowning people are dangerous because they’ll grab at anything and anybody and drag them down. That’s one thing they got right on Baywatch, those orange floats they’d carry with them when they went after a swimmer in distress. And that’s what Yolanda is. She’s panicking about Lyme disease and she’s grasping for anything and everything that might help her.

      • T-Rex says:

        Orson, I am with you on this one. Look I have a chronic disease, and even with conventional medicines I cannot be completely cured at this time, who knows what drugs and treatments may be down the road, but for now, this is how it is. I know that folks with Lyme disease face numerous challenges, but personally, in my opinion only, I think this whole Lyme thing may be masking something else that is medically wrong with her.

  25. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:
  26. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    She was flying in for tomorrow. So I guess she’s back for sure.

    Kyle ? Bethenny? >>> all hang together ?

  27. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    OMG 😁😱😱😱😱😳 the work she’s had done on her body !

    No wonder nene looked a little sucked and tucked the other night on WWH too ….😏

    Fun night with @bravoandy 😉

    A post shared by Kim Zolciak-Biermann (@kimzolciakbiermann) on

    • I thought I’d read Kim has become a photoshop creation. LOL Unrecognizable.

      • TexasTart says:

        Sigh. Kinda unnerving to see her in my Twitter feed these days….no wonder she took such a long break from Twitter. At first I thought she looked like Brielle’s sister (instead of Brielle’s Mom)

        Now I think she looks like a damn blowup doll and all for her making this kissy face in every pic, she is about to be unfollowed….I.can’t. :-/

        • It’s taken the RHs for me to understand that in the world of sophisticated, well groomed, 21st Century humans I am now on par with the Cro-Magnon. Now that I know the celebrities of the world fill, stretch, botox, suck, tuck, and plasticize their bodies to make themselves look 20 years younger and to fulfill some “ideal” that appears to me to be completely freakish, I realize my time on earth has long passed.

          I see Kim and Brielle and I have one thought: Kill Me Now.

    • T-Rex says:

      Yep, saw that, from what I understand they didn’t have hardly any folks “signed” up for the auction, so they postponed to see if they could get more interest. I am thinking my gosh, you have all this media publicity and NO ONE wants to sign up for that auction, YIKES

      • Exit4 says:

        A lot of times, the only ones who shows up are the attorneys for the bank or the mortgage company. They bid to what is owed, get the title back and then sell it. It doesn’t cost them anything-it’s their money and the title is back in their hands, which is what they want.

        • T-Rex says:

          Oh, I get that. I actually went a couple of times with someone that was buying homes at auction and there were actually more people than lawyers there, at least at the Florida auctions. Lots of folks that want to “flip” homes, and a couple of brokerage companies would show up, etc. The person I was with said that the banks usually get a “heads up” from some sort of inquiries on who may be attending the auction, maybe in NJersey it’s different. I have seen the flipping tv shows in Nevada and california and it’s pretty much the same thing out there. We shall see what transpires.

          • Exit4 says:

            Flippers and investors show up as well-but the rep for the bank or mortgage company is always there. They open the bid. In NJ the responsibility for researching the properties is the individuals responsibility. They tell you nothing and its an open auction, anyone can show up, but you don’t sign up or anything. Heres a good link with the details. It’s not the same county as the Juicys auction-but the process is uniform in the whole state. Mercers site actually gives useful details-Oceans doesn’t.
            http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/officials/sheriff/informational/sale.html

  28. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Such a fun night!! Shannon, @bravoandy @jljefflewis @kylerichards18 @briellebiermann and more 😍😍#ComplimentsOfBravo 😉

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  29. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    #upfronts #NYC

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  30. Ok, it is has been about a week – “in a bar, in a bar, in a bar!!!!”

    I think I mentioned I had bars on the brain a few weeks ago because a proposed bar was approved to move across the street from my building. We showed up at the one meeting and got them limited to 4am closing on Friday and Saturday and last night I organized 20+ of my fellow residents (I am the president of the board) to go to the full board meeting last night and the 4am on Friday and Saturday was reduced to 2am! So there is still a bar, but not one that will be open past 2am!!!!

    In a bar, in a bar, in a bar….great blogs yesterday, but I was too focused on the bar to hangout much!

  31. TexasTart says:

    SunnyGirl! 🌞 I’m glad you recapped Shah’s because that’s not an episode I would have enjoyed. I hope your Golden Retriever will be well and everything at home will be restored before too long. What a nightmare to have all that stress at once! Good luck!

    • SunnyGirl says:

      Thanks, TexasTart! At least everyone is healthy! My dog is doing better, but Golden’s average age expectancy is somewhere around 14 so I’m always worrying about her.

      I did NOT enjoy that episode. I just wish they would quit the crap and get back to what made them a good show in the first place.

  32. kit9 says:

    “The L.A. County D.A. clearly wasn’t swayed that Kim checked herself into a Malibu rehab, because we’ve learned she’s now been charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery on a cop. So Kim now has problems. First, worst case scenario, she could be sentenced to 2 1/2 years in jail. Second, we’re told producers have her on the chopping block and the prospect of jail won’t help her case.”

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/05/14/kim-richards-charged-public-intoxication-arrest-rehab/

    • TexasTart says:

      Interesting. I predict she will plea not guilty to all the above and hopefully the cops have their sobriety tests in order and a video of officer being kicked so there will be no denying it!

    • T-Rex says:

      Yeah, well she will probably get a slap on the hand, and get community service and an “atta-girl” for going to rehab. I don’t believe they have fired her as of yet, and I would say that depending on her attitude, that when they start filming in a couple of weeks, she may be filming. NOW, with that being said, they could relegate her to “friend” status, we shall see. .

      • TexasTart says:

        Would you agree, if Bravo execs were really interested in her health, they would let her go (period) but do so while she’s in rehab, so she can be there to cope with it?

    • 2.5 years Max time for resisting arrest. We shall see.

      She kicked a cop. Drunk or not she really should be punished for that.

      • Orson says:

        Zsa Zsa Gabor got a wrist slap for assaulting a cop. Oh, and got an appearance on Johnny Carson.

  33. TexasTart says:

  34. TexasTart says:

    Posting Tweets on the blog

    I posted the Luann tweet above, a different way and it worked. I wonder if that would stop the tweets getting hung up in moderation. You can’t do this with the Twitter app – this method has to be from a browser on your desktop or laptop.

    Make the tweet go full page. I clicked on details and it went full page for me. Then copy the link from the bar. Copy and Paste into a comment. The same way you folks post links or Instagram. I think all Instagram links go through on the blog, so this is how I got the idea.

    Give it a try if you are on a browser, someone help me test this out!
    Thanks,
    TexasTart

  35. Jeff Gray says:

    The shirt Carol is wearing is by Faux Real! http://www.fauxrealshirt.com

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