LynnNChicago Real Housewives of New York
Carole got a lizard as a Christmas present. No, I’m not kidding and if you didn’t watch well go catch a rerun because this was a great episode! Jammed with party after party in what seemed like a never-ending argument between these ladies!
Carole’s Holiday party really didn’t fit her style, that sit down formal dinner, so she added the White Elephant grab bag swap. Carole had another little more casual “dinner party” later in the episode but forgot to include the “dinner” portion of the party. Ordering pizza…er Salads for the ladies then the order came wrong and there was just one salad for them all to split. True Carole with no pretending to be someone she is not, Carole is obviously not a “foodie” and she’s certainly not fake!
Sonja’s photo shoot was a big focus of the episode. Heather made sure to complain loudly that Sonja was late, even as we now know that the shooting took place in the same location that Bravo uses to film the talking head interviews. Obviously they weren’t renting the place by the hour! Sonja arrives and tries to prepare everything but Heather insists on taking over from the dress she wants Sonja to wear down to the food on the plates, Heather wants everything done her way.
Heather insisted on photographing Sonja with a beefcake man holding Sonja’s toaster oven and Sonja standing next to him with tongs… sort of suggestive and while it’s a little bit Sonja’s style it is not what she wanted. Heather was sure to tell everyone that the second shoot that Sonja insisted on having is not getting any help from her! She doesn’t think there should be a second shoot and has made a huge deal out of it from the beginning. Sonja was open-minded enough to agree to shoot with the beefcake with man boobs but she simply wanted another look shot. Heather insists she won’t help Sonja with the second shot because it wasn’t her idea! As Sonja correctly pointed out, Heather and her “team” were less than enthusiastic as Sonja was being shot with the Toaster Oven minus the man boob guy, she was looking amazing.
Heather Thomson is a control freak, she is selfish, she is trying to play the viewers as fools and she is not gaining any fans! What is with this constant complaint that she’s not being paid to help Sonja? She knew going in that this wasn’t a paid gig, initially it was simply Sonja coming to visit Heather and ask for advice, Heather took it 10-steps further and basically tried to take over the entire project.
We all know that Bravo works on the barter system, everything is an exchange. These ladies don’t pay for anything! Heather is getting a ton of exposure for her shape wear and apparently now she’s a marketing expert as well. Unfortunately no one would want to work with her after seeing the way that she treated Sonja, paid or not Heather is a horrible controlling bitch!
Later at yet another party for Ramona’s new wine launch, Ramona and Heather get into it about Sonja’s photo shoot. We saw Heather and her business associate insist that the set be “closed” and Heather lies about her part in insuring that Ramona is not present at the photo shoot. Sonja is dragged in, shoved under the bus and rolled over repeatedly by both Ramona and Heather.
I have to give Aviva some props for confronting Lulu and Jacques about the Ramona blind wine tasting “game”. She felt strongly that they had tried to make a fool of Ramona and everyone knows that is exactly what they were trying to do but they continue to deny it claiming that they gave Ramona exposure by featuring her wine at Jacques’ party. Guess what, it wouldn’t have done her any favors if she had trashed her own wine. Luckily for Ramona, she did well and recognized every flavor there but it could have gone horribly wrong and Lulu knows it! Luann simply makes fun of Ramona and doesn’t take it seriously as a business, how would she know? Luann doesn’t know business as she’s never been a business woman, only a kept woman. Now with Bravo and her ex-husband paying her bills she has no clue what it is to try to brand a business. ”I thought she drank all the profits” it was a little bit funny but clearly a line someone gave to her, she’s not clever enough to have come up with that herself.
** I have to assume that the filming of these events were shown to us out of order as Mario seems to want to confront Jacques as well but Lulu drags him and his fake French accent out of there by the ear. Since Mario already confronted him, and the whole Wine game fiasco is long behind us, we have to be seeing these things out of order.
Aviva went on to defend Ramona when Heather tried to tell Mario that his wife is crazy, did Heather really believe that Mario was going to agree with her and go against his wife? Aviva is really becoming Ramona’s defender but it doesn’t last much longer…stay tuned.
Heather is really one to talk about what is appropriate, she complains that Aviva, Ramona and Sonja are talking about Jacques and Luann behind their back so she immediately talks about the three of them behind their backs, does that make her better? Unfortunately for Heather, Ramona is listening in as she rags on about Ramona to Aviva. Heather is a ridiculous excuse of a woman! Carole continues to remain mostly neutral and with the exception of Lulu, refuses to slam anyone.
I typically don’t comment on the ladies attire, that is Michelle’s forte and she does it so well but what the heck was Heather wearing to a cocktail party? A t-shirt bedazzeled with the words, “Drop Dead” on the front and “Gorgeous” on the back in tacky pink rhinestones. Who told her that was a good look on her? Is she going to a kegger party after this one? Not only was the clothing inappropriate, it was inaccurate. As long as we’re talking about the look…she is going to need a ton of eye makeup remover and a chisel to get that stuff off of her eyes, and the red lipstick..augh! I can’t wait to see what Michelle has to say…
If you missed Michelle’s Fashion round up on the New York Housewives Holiday party, you can check it out here:
It’s interesting to watch the sharp contrast between the New Jersey Housewives and the New York Housewives as we see the husband’s on the two shows. While the Jersey men are front and center, the New York husbands / boyfriends are definitely in the background and the women seem to be more in control. Reid, Mario and Jacques all seem to enjoy being on screen but Bravo doesn’t seem to find them nearly as interesting as Joe, Joey and Richie.
Carole invites the ladies to St. Barts to celebrate her book being finished but we have an issue once again as Aviva doesn’t want to travel without her husband. ”You don’t mind if I bring him, do you?” she asks all the ladies…..crickets. Ramona doesn’t say a word even though she clearly doesn’t approve. I think they all do mind. Let’s see what happens!
Things go terribly wrong next week between Sonja, Ramona and Aviva as the two ladies missed Aviva’s charity function. Apparently their flimsy excuses didn’t sit well with Aviva and she was hurt that they didn’t make the effort to show up for her.
Push Girls by BB
Mia is in her old, dilapidated, hot apartment. She has been there for five years and she’s ready for a grown up apartment. Tiphanny has never been to Mia’s apartment before and Mia feels a little embarrassed for people to visit her. Finding a wheel chair accessible apartment is very difficult and Mia is just not looking forward to packing up and moving. Tiphanny agrees Mia needs an upgrade.
Back in Carmel, CA, Chelsie lives with her mom in an apartment. Her mom and dad are divorced and she wasn’t that close to her dad before her accident. Chelsie and her dad founded the Walk and Roll Foundation and she goes around talking to high schoolers about the dangers of drinking and driving. At first Chelsie liked doing it, but now she feels like she’s reliving the accident everytime she talks about it.
Auti, Mia, Tiphanny and Angela go to a flea market to look for furniture for Mia’s new apartment (when she finds it). Of course, they have to figure out how to get a small chest Mia bought back to her apartment.
Chelsie and her dad get to the high school where she will be speaking in front of an assembly of teenagers. Her dad speaks to the audience first and tells how his life was changed after Chelsie’s accident. While Chelsie hears her dad talking about having nightmares for about a year, she starts crying backstage. Then he introduces Chelsie who tells the story of her accident. She feels like she is reliving it every time she tells it, but she knows her dad has worked so hard to create their foundation. She’s just putting on a happy face so everyone else will be happy.
Chelsie meets up with her dad. They have become closer since her accident and sometimes he’s more into their foundation than she is. Her dad says Chelsie has changed who he is inside and she feels like her dad has put her on a pedestal. She is still a teenager and wants to still have fun. She feels like her dad expects too much of her. It’s like she has to be perfect and can’t make any mistakes. He gives her a pep talk about her path in life, but she’s not sure the foundation is the only thing she wants to do with her life. She doesn’t want to let her dad down though.
Tiphanny and Mia are looking at apartments. Mia’s glad to have Tiphanny with her because she thinks more about accessibility than Mia. Even though apartment complexes are advertised to be accessible, they really aren’t. They visit one place, the old Hollywood building, and take the elevator up to an apartment. Mia loves it, but realizes she probably shouldn’t be so high up in case of fire or an earth quake. She would totally live there if she weren’t in a wheel chair.
The second place they look at is a one-story place. It’s pretty roomy and cute. It also has a nice back yard area. It has a bathroom door that closes, something she doesn’t have in her old apartment. Yippee. Mia can see herself living there. She goes to the laundry room and the washers are even front loading. She feels like this is the place for her. Tiphanny really helped her cover all the bases.
Chelsie meets with a reporter from 17 Magazine for an interview about her speaking engagements. She tells the reporter about the questions she gets asked by the students she meets. She also talks to the reporter about dating. Chelsie is excited and nervous she’s going to be in the magazine and many more people are going to know her story. The magazine will be at her next high school event to report on it.
Mia and Tiphanny are at her old apartment and it’s moving day. They are packing and
labeling boxes and rolling up an area rug. I can’t imagine being in a wheel chair and having to move. Mia has at least hired movers and isn’t trying to move all by herself. The only thing she’s taking herself is her bird. She’s glad to leave the old apartment behind and move to someplace she will be proud to invite her friends. She decides to have a housewarming party and invites all the girls. They raise a toast to Mia’s new digs.
Chelsie, her dad, and the editor from the magazine arrive at the speaking gig and Chelsie is nervous. Her dad tells his story first. Chelsie wants to make sure the students know they aren’t invincible and one small decision can change their lives forever. The editor is impressed at how much Chelsie made it real to the students and they can really relate to her.
Thanks so much BB, great job! xo Lynn~
GLAAD Manhattan Event
Tom Murro, was at the GLAAD Manhattan Casino night on Tuesday night, GLAAD’s annual summer event features hors d’oeuvres, hosted cocktails, and special performances to celebrate and highlight GLAAD’s work to build support for equality. Weather Girl Singer (‘It’s Raining Men’) Martha Wash and American Idol’s Kimberley Locke performed.
The Real Housewives of New York were there – Lea Black Adriana De Moura, Alexia Echevarria and Marysol Patton were as flirtatious and fun as ever.
Sorry dude, these ladies are not from New York, they’re from Miami. Lynn~
A too-thin, red headed Sonja Morgan was on the scene as well, and the RHONY star suggested that her assistant was available for any questions. Tom had no questions, but did want to suggest that she was in desperate need of a sandwich.
What do you all think of Sonja as a red-head? It’s not dyed, she was wearing a wig! Lynn~
Speaking of the unpleasant, party goers witnessed Countess LuAnn de Lesseps actually stepping around Glee Project’s Ali Stroker, who was there waiting in her wheelchair online for red carpet pics. The young lady was happy to pose for photos with many of the other guests.
Is anyone shocked that Luann was rude to anyone, let alone a beautiful young girl in a wheelchair? She’s such a horrible woman! Lynn~
Everyone partied hard from 530 til around 10pm. The event was presented by Bravo, Ketel One and Miller 64.
How hard can you party in just 4 short hours? What happened to those 3am parties? Lynn~
While going through Tom’s report, we came across this picture of Mr. Murro and NY DJ Elvis Duran. Is there something you haven’t told us, Tom?
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