'RHONY': Bethenny’s Drama Trumps Others

May 20th, 2015 8:37am EDT
There’s housewife drama, and then there’s Bethenny drama. Bethenny wins. We all know her story from her first go round on the show, then from her two spin-offs, and of course, from her talk show: no relationship with her horse trainer father; and being estranged from her mother, who had a number of men, one was a stepfather, John, who Bethenny remembers fondly albeit the fact that he used to physically abuse her mother. After twenty-five years she is going to reunite with him. But first, there’s a party to go to.

Ramona, or shall we call her She Of The Never-ending Birthday, is still celeb...

'RHONY': ‘Sonja Craps Out In Atlantic City’

May 13th, 2015 9:50am EDT
sonja and bethenny
It's Ramona's birthday weekend in Atlantic City (or as Dorinda calls it, “Atlantic Titty” – home of big hair, bad shoes and short skirts.) Let's roll the dice and see what happens.

What would a trip with the housewives be if it didn’t start off with a fight -- a screaming, deafening, talk-over-each-other knock down drag out.

Heather is livid. The plan was for all the wives (except for Luann and Carole, who are traveling on their own) to meet at 10:30am at Sonja’s house where a stretch SUV would take them to New Jersey.

When Heather, Dorinda and Kristen arrive, Sonja is not ready. Instead...

'RHONY' Recap: Mind Your Business

May 6th, 2015 9:39am EDT
One's too young and the other's too fat and flirtatious; these are the men who beg the question: With all the men in NYC, this is the best alleged wealthy socialites can do? It also brings me back to the real issue of why can't Bravo find actual real wives to be on this show?

Oh well, since this is what we've got to work with, here goes...

This week's episode is entitled "Mind Your Business" (which no one ever does) and bears resemblance to Noah's Ark, with all the wives getting together two-by-two.

Bethenny meets Sonja for lunch because she's heard so much crap about the blonde bombshel...

'RHONY': When Cougars Play

April 29th, 2015 9:02am EDT
It’s May/December romance time – at least for the New York City housewives. And may I say, “Good luck with that.”

They looked more like desperate housewives when they went out with their boy toys to Bethenny’s birthday party.

No big bash, just a few friends in a very lovely private room at a fancy restaurant. Sonja was escorted by Dominic, the puerile plaything she met, courtesy of The Countess, at the nightclub last week. He brought his other young friend for Luann. They both brought another 24-year-old friend. (They all looked as though they could have been friends of Luann's high schoo...

'RHONY' Duke It Out Over Brunch

April 22nd, 2015 9:32am EDT
Only this bunch could turn a late breakfast into a Battle Royale.

Still hangin' at Luann's in the Hamptons, Heather, Kristen and Carole get a text from Ramona about brunch in town, but they are already expected by Bethenny who is making brunch for them at her home.

Luann -- Ms. Manners -- advises that they should all go to both in an effort to keep the peace. Carole doesn't want to go to either. She wants to stay behind and go on a boat ride with Adam, Luann's personal chef, with whom there is a mutual flirtation.

But no. She and everyone from Team Luann go to Bethenny's. Ramona & Co. (D...

'RHONYC' Brings The Crazy To The Hamptons

April 15th, 2015 10:32am EDT
The New York housewives bring the crazy out to Long Island's East End.

Ramona and Dorinda head to Ramona's East Hampton spread. Meanwhile, Heather and Carole are on the way to Sag Harbor to Luann's new house. First though, they make a pitstop at Lu's old place where The Countess is selling off her possessions, which is bittersweet.

Dorinda and Ramona show up at the estate sale as well and Ramona tells The Countess she owes her a major apology. Luann agrees to forgive, but will never forget the vicious remarks Ramona made to her when she was going through her divorce from the Count.

That ...

'RHOBH' Reunion Part 3: Kim And Kyle Go At It

April 15th, 2015 9:33am EDT
The Clampetts brought more class to Beverly Hills than these people.

After a rather boring Q&A where it was "revealed" that Lisa R. dropped the F-bomb more than any other of the BH housewives, and that Brandi is propositioned more times than not by guys who are either too old or too young, things got cooking.

Kim whipped out her smartphone and read three threatening text messages ("I'm going to eff you up," etc.) sent to her by Lisa R. To combat the attack -- since there were no real excuses she could make to get off the hook -- Rinna owned her social media transgression and started to cr...

'RHOBH' Reunion Part 2

April 8th, 2015 10:42am EDT
Lisa R.
Lisa Rinna challenged Kim Richards to, "C'mon, tell us. Did he f**k the dog?" But when given the opportunity to make good on what she insinuated in Amsterdam about Lisa's actor husband Harry Hamlin, the erratic blonde clammed up, yet kept mumbling things like, "I won't, it's too personal." Comments like that only stir the pot and make whatever the incident is sound even more salacious. Kim remained smug that there is a problem in that marriage because, "I hit a nerve." Lisa's contention is that, of course she did.That's what happens when you talk badly about someone's family.

They got int...

'RHONY': The Skinny Girl Is Back

April 8th, 2015 8:30am EDT
“I’m not a housewife, but I am real.” The Skinny Girl and her big fat mouth rejoins Luann, Ramona, Carole, Heather, Sonja, Kristen and newbie Dorinda, who have all made a career out of pretending they are New York Socialites. (As a native New Yorker, I know Manhattan upper crust when I see them; this bunch ain’t it.) For the record: only two of the eight cast members are married. (This is an issue across the entire franchise. Time to change the "housewife" name or get people who actually are, no?)

We’re first reunited with Bethenny when she pulls up in front of the famed Essex House hotel ...

It's 'RHOBH' Reunion Time!

April 1st, 2015 8:41am EDT
"I take enough abuse from these people, I'm taking it from you." Brandi's comment to Andy Cohen came on the heels of Lisa V. saying once again that the young blonde's joking goes too far. Andy, trying to make Brandi's case, compares her shananigans to when one is playing with one's dog, and suddenly the dog stops thinking it's good fun, and turns and bites you. (How exactly this was helping Brandi's defense I don't know. Neither did she.) The single mother of two took umbrage with being compare to a dog and lashed out at the Bravo host.

And so begins the beginning of the end. Part 1 of the...